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An Euglieh physician advaaoee two aagumonts against the establishment of free libraries, one, at least, of whioh oertainly has tbe merit of novelty. The first plea urged is that the germs of disease are apt to be conveyed m books that are oiroulated without restriction. This possibility will, of oourse, be granted, though tbe probability of muoh danger therefrom is another question. But the seoond argument is a singular one. It is that free libraries encourage men who have been working all day to pass their evenings indoors, where the atmosphere is gaa.heated, and presumably vitiated. From this, says a contemporary, it is evident tb%t the foqudeoj of rqany free libraries have been mistaken m their ideas, and that instead of furnishing 1 the means fpr spending evening profitably J and pleasantly they have been hurrying thoie whom tbv www to binifltjtg thi fwt. I

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Page 2 Advertisements Column 4, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2149, 15 June 1889

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Page 2 Advertisements Column 4 Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2149, 15 June 1889

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