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  2. A Mystery of the Toilette.

    Mrs. Westside Boulevard, a society lady, had just finished her toilette to attend a performance at the Opera House. "Is there anything the matter with my ...

    Article : 78 words
  3. Flotsam and Jetsam.

    We purpose giving, under this heading, as many of the well-known Australian bush songs as can be gathered together. There are many such songs that have never appeared in print, but have been handed ...

    Article : 135 words
  4. A Heartfelt With.

    Pedestrian (to beggar): "I have little money to give you, because I am a poet, and, what is more, my poems are not to be published until I am dead. Here's sixpence." ...

    Article : 42 words
  5. Matter of Construction.

    Two respectable-looking men of middle age were talking quite earnestly and quite audibly in a car the other evening. "Did you go to see her?" asked one. ...

    Article : 187 words
  6. The "Arizona Kicker."

    That amusing journal, the Arizona Kicker, continues to lead an exciting existence in the "wild and woolly" Western States, under the able editorship of "M. Quad." Here are some ...

    Article : 1,088 words
  7. At the Picnic

    Young Man: "Miss Esmerelda, permit me to kiss those ruby lips—just once." Young Lady: "Oh, no, Mr. De Smith, no man has ever kissed me." ...

    Article : 39 words

    The sun peers o'er yon wooded ridge and thro' the forest dense, It's golden edge o'er the mountain ledge looks down on the stockyard fence, ...

    Article : 242 words
  9. German Discipline.

    There was to be a grand review and inspection of the troops of a German garrison town. A corporal gave the following order to the soldiers:— ...

    Article : 72 words
  10. A Mitigating Circumstance.

    "How in the world did you manage to get that fearful cold in your head?" asked Mr. Pets Amsterdam of Mr. Riveside Parke, who was going around with his head tied up. ...

    Article : 99 words
  11. Facts and Fancies.

    A little nonsense now and then Is relished by the wisest men.—HUDIBRAS The light of other days—tallow candles. It is the tight boot that catches the corn. ...

    Article : 771 words

    [A Jundah correspondent sends the following verses, which are part of a song sung about Orange, N.S.W., where there is a block of country with the same name as the title of the song which was said to be a ...

    Article : 292 words
  13. Stub Ends of Thought.

    We must go away from ourselves to find the ideal. Advice should be well shaken before taken. The perfectly independent man may be an ...

    Article : 116 words
  14. Relieved.

    The Thane of Quartpot Creek perceived, the moment Alfreda entered the room with a delicate flush upon her cheek, that Athelstane, the Bowlegged, had been calling again. ...

    Article : 154 words
  15. In the Wrong Man's Arms.

    Mrs. Timothy Seed: "Where's Lizzie?" Miss Gaskett: "I just left her in the arms of Morpheus." Mrs. Timothy Seed (scandalised): "What! ...

    Article : 42 words
  16. Two Masters.

    "Can a man serve two masters?" inquired the pastor of the mild-eyed deacon. "He has to; sometimes," confessed the deacon. ...

    Article : 47 words
  17. Asking for Information.

    Three doctors were returning from a professional call in company when a sallow-faced lad who was working in a field by the roadside ran to the fence to intercept them. ...

    Article : 130 words
  18. At Cross Purposes.

    She (referring to a young lady): "Have you seen Mr. Winumall's sweetheart? She's a perfect beauty." Saddler (who thinks she means a horse): ...

    Article : 62 words
  19. Tommy Explains It.

    Mr. Fogg: "What made you so late coming home from school?" Tommy: "Teacher kep' me in." "Why?" ...

    Article : 39 words
  20. Hard on the Hen.

    A gentleman employed by one of the largest firms of the city took a sudden notion for raising fancy chickens as means of increasing his yearly sum. He purchased an incubator, ...

    Article : 233 words
  21. Society Note.

    Mr. S. S. Coxe, who is not very accurate in his speech, has a very precocious boy named Sammy, whose manners and ways are very objectionable, so much so that the father ...

    Article : 86 words



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