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From the Transvaal ‘Advertiser’ we learn (says the ‘ London News ’) that woman-flogging in the Transvaal is still allowed by Taw. It appears that recently a woman was sentenced to be flogged. She was tied to a post, and on her bare baek the executioner inflicted fifteen strokes with the “cat.” At the tenth lash the woman fainted. A little water thrown in her face revived her, and the remaining five lashes were then given her, after which she again fainted. This punishment was inflicted because the woman used obscene language in the publie streets. If such sentences were to be imposed in London for similar offences, the supply of executioners and gaolers to carry out the sentences would have to be largely increased. Although experience is an excellent thing, it does not help a girl who has had a plentiful variety of it in courtship to a speedy marriage. The old-time rush light was even dimmer than parlor gas. Still, the young men of those days were well satisfied with it, and didn’t call early to avoid the rush.

THE PUBLIC TRUST OFFICE OF NEW ZEALAND. ESTABLISHED 1872. MARRIAGE SETTLEMENTS, WILLS AND TRUSTS ECONOMICALLY ADMINISTERED. ADVANCES MADE ON FREEHOLD SECURITIES; INTEREST FROM SIX TO SEVEN PER CENT. HEAD OFFICE ■* WELLINGTON. LOCAL AGENT; J. EDMUND SMITH.

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Page 2 Advertisements Column 1, Issue 7928, 8 June 1889, Supplement

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Page 2 Advertisements Column 1 Issue 7928, 8 June 1889, Supplement

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