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GOVERNMENT LANGUAGE.

TO THE EDITOR. Sib —The Government have issued a railway time table in book form. On page S6 of the same it is stated among “Left Luggage Regulations”: “Sunday is considered adm non. ” In a penny time table for the people such pedantry is simply ludicrous, and suggests the idea that the phrase is probably all the Latin the knew, and the opportunity et airing it was irresistible. , , It calls to mind the following anecdote : “In a Western State of America one of the political parties bad for twenty years been in the habit of holding their nominating conventions at the house of aMr Ct . jy r q happened on a recent occasion, for the first time, to be in when they had finished their business, and heard a little delegate move that ‘ this convention adjourn nine die.' * Sine Die,' said Mr G- to a person standing near; wheres that? ‘ Why, that's away in the northern part or the county,’ said his neighbor. ‘ Hold on, if you please, Mr Chairman,’ said the landlord, with great emphasis and earnestness 1 hold on; I’d like to be heard on that question. I have kept a public house now for more than twenty years. lam a poor man. I have always belonged to tlm party, and never split in my life. This is the moat central location in the county, and its where we’ve always met. I’ve never had nor asked for an office, and have worked day and night for tho patty; and now I think, Air it is contemptible to cn to adjourn this convention way up to time am, VuUIAR TONODE. Dunedin, October 21.

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GOVERNMENT LANGUAGE., Issue 8043, 21 October 1889

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GOVERNMENT LANGUAGE. Issue 8043, 21 October 1889

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