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A Gisborne Editor in Trouble.

The editor of.the "Gisborne Standard", is said ,to be in extremis just now. At the funeral of the late Owen McGrath, on Sunday, a woman, who was fired from the effects of the rosy cup that does more than cheer, behaved herself at the grave in a way that was. extremely painful to beholders, and must have been bitterly so to the deceased's relatives. She wanted the loan of a second spade, and inquired as to what the jnourners would do in case the deceased To'se'up them In the flesh, while among other' unpleasant-rem-arks she suggested that the deceased was more happy there than he would' be if he were living. The woman's appearance and conduct made her the most pitiable object ever beheld. A paragraph on the subject appeared in the "Standard" stating that it would be preferable to draw the curtain over such a scene were it not that the attention of the police should be directed to the matter with the object of discovering how the woman'got into such a state on a Sunday, and to punish the publican T who served herewith liquor. When she came into town on the following afternoonj she armed herself with a veritable Sarah Gamp, and after enjoyably supping an inspiriting fluid which shall be nameless, she marched to the "Standard" office vowing , dire vengeance, among the effects of which black eyes and other disfigurements were to be included. The editor is said to have disappeared by an exit known only to the initiated, and the fail* Amazon—a musculrtr one by the way—was left • sole monarch of the sanctum for about fifteen minutes, when the woman's husband got her to depart on the understanding that she was to pay a visit on some future occasion. A funloving public are now impatiently' awaiting further developments. <

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A Gisborne Editor in Trouble., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2444, 18 June 1890

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A Gisborne Editor in Trouble. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2444, 18 June 1890

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