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FACTS AND FANCIES.

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FACTS AND FANCIES. A young lady has written a book called My Lovers." It begins, of course, at Chap. I. AN EASY MARCH.âGeneral Roberts, we hear, is march- ing into the "Khost" country. So, we fear, are the other Generals, as we shall find when the Bills come in.- Punch. A sportsman in Richmond, Virginia, recently mistook the red turban of a coloured lady, which he saw moving about through the branches, for a large robin, and lodged a charge of shot in it. The supposed robin promptly re- taliated with a brick. MANNERS.âDiscontented Pauper (on the Christmas dinner:) Well, this is the wust Chris'mas dinner as ever we 'ad since I've been in the 'Ouse I thinks as when we 'as a dinner party, the master ought to ax us whether we likes it well done and whether we takes fat, and not cut the vittles and showl it on our plates anyhow !Punch. A HINT TO THE MIDLAND DIRECTORS.âTheir object is to reduce expenses. Suppose, with this laudable object, besides reducing the salaries of guards, porters, and such small deer, they reduce those of directors, managers, station masters, clerks, and, in short, all their employes, high and low, great and small, all roundâpro rataâon the "sauce for goose sauce for gander" principle.â Punch. FINE MANNERS IN BOSTON.â" Are you the saleswoman of whom I bought this handkerchief yesterday ?" asked a purchaser at one of our dry goods stores. "I am the saleslady who served you, madam," responded the re- duced empress in banged hair, long watch chain, and ribbed fingers, who presided at the counter. "Well," said the customer, "I will take a dozen more, and I want to take them to my washerlady at once. I will get you to send them to my carriage arouftd the corner. My coach- gentleman cannot get to the door just now for the cart of the ash gentleman." A FASHIONABLE COMPLAINT.âMamma Papa dear, the children have been asked to the Willoughby Robin- sons' on the eleventh, the Howard Jones's on the fifteenth, and the Talbot Brownes' on the twenty-first. They'll be dreadfully disappointed if you don't let them go! May I write and accept, dear papa?"âDear Papa (savagely): Oh, just as you please But, as juvenile parties should always be taken in time, you had better write to Dr. Squills, too, and tell him to come on the Twelfth, Sixteenth, and Twenty-second.Punch. American railways are about to put a stop to railway passes, and have first seen the rights of the matter by consulting the Scriptures. In the office of Mr. Sidney Beers, the general passenger agent for the New Jersey Midland Railway, the following significant notice ap- pears :âIn those days there were no passes given. Search the Scriptures. "Thou shalt not pass"âNum- bers xx., 18. "Suffer not a man to pass "-Judges iii., 28. "The wicked shall no more pass"âNahumi., 15. None shall ever pass"âIsaiah xxxiv., 10. This gen- eration shall not pass"âMark xiii., 30. "Though they war yet shall they not pass"âJeremiah xli., 42. "So he paid the fare thereof, and went"âJonah i., 3.

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