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Typo: A Monthly Newspaper and Literary Review, Volume 3

[trade dispatches]

The Australian T. and L. Journal, agitating for a duty on imported « literary supplements, » sadly complains that « forty-four country newspapers, all strong protectionist organs, import these supplements from England. » The consistent protectionist has yet to be found. It will be noted that free-trade papers do not import their supplements. If there is a man to be found who makes it a matter of principle to support local industry, the chances are ten to one that he is a red-hot free-trader.

Yesterday, says the Reefton Guardian, was a black Monday in the history of the Guardian. Our collector conveyed to the office the alarming news that two sharebrokers and a policeman had withdrawn their patronage. On receipt of the intelligence the press was at once hung with black, the office-towel doing duty, as usual, for crape, the devil fainted, with his head in the ink-keg, and was resuscitated under the pump; the bull-dog howled, and was promptly kicked by the editor; but after an interval it was found that the earth still continued to revolve, and the recollection that during the month thirty-seven new subscribers had been obtained, revived the drooping spirits of the staff, and things went on as usual. The three subscribers who retired will, for the future, do the same as some of our distinguished capitalists do: borrow the paper and save a shilling a week. We always admire thrift, especially when applied to ourselves.