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AUSTRALIAN DRINKING TERMS. — Merchants keep the bottle in their offices ; and the first question put to you even by respectable men, is, " "What are you going to drink ?" In fact, not to drink is considered a crime. Aut bibat, aut abeat—which means, in Australia, if you will not " stand" you may walk. Here, too, as in America, the bottle has its literature. To pay for liquor for another is to "stand" or to " shout," or to   "sacrifice." The measure is called a ''nobbler," or a " breakdown," and the following are a few of the names of the favorite beverages :-A stonefence, gingerbeer and brandy ; a spider, lemonade and brandy ; a sensation,

half-a-glass of sherry ; a constitutional, glass of gin and bitters ; a cocktail, brandy, bitters, and sugar ; a smash, ice, brandy, and water ; a julip, brandy, sugar, and peppermint ; a maiden, peppermint or cloves ; a Catherine Hayes, claret, sugar, and orange ; a Madame Bishop, port, sugar, and nutmeg ; a Lola Montez, old tom, ginger, lemon, and hot water; a band of hope, lemon syrup. At some of the taverns they serve bread- and-cheese, salads, and sandwiches for luncheon. The vernacular for these stands thus-Bread-and-cheese, roll and rind; salad, Nebuchadnezzar.—Southern Lights and Shadows; or, Life in Australia. By Frank