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FACTS AND FANCIES.

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FACTS AND FANCIES. A singular instance of scepticism is recorded in the case of a man who said the Bible was too good to be true." Cloudy Definition.—A Marsupial Animal: Man with a tobaeco pouch.—Fun. Memorandum for Ministers.—Without a policy you can t insure your life.-Flm. At a recent dinner of shoemakers the following toast was given: May we have all the women in the country to shoe and the men to boot." Can it be possible that the Toiies have re-elected a Speaker originally chosen by the Liberals, because the licenced victualler element in the house thought him a good Brand 1—Fun. Talking about upsetting sleighs. Wicks remarked to a young lady he was taking out to drive, I always pick out Che softest, place I can when I upset my sleigh." She re- plied, -1 Why, I should think it would grow monotonous, always falling on your head." An unmarried man died recently near Boston, aged eighty years, a gr^duats of Harvard, with the degree of A b. He was a bachelor by diploma, a bachelor by celibacy, and Bachelor by name. Grim Death at one fell swoop:swept off the whole batch.. The Kansas Tribune says—It is all very well to lay L'r Livingstone's death at the door of dysentery. There are Bowel however, who suspect that it was the discovery of his peril of another call from Stanley that hurried the brave old gentleman to his untimely end. A statistical account of beer, by M Vogel, contains some interesting particulars relative to that invigorating liquor. Among these is the statement that in Egypt, where beer was first brewed at Pelusium, in the year 2017," ^con- tinues to be brewed still, and is called booza.' Wjat a pretty instance of analogy between the popular dialect of one of the Indo-European" races and the Egyptian language.—Punch. SEASONABLE DIALOGUE.—Two frienda meeting.-Easterly wind.—First gentleman (with very bad cold in 'is head," which makes him change all his" m's" and" n' as the case may be, into b's," "d's," and l's"): Ow d'ye do ? I say, I couldl't call od you before. But I'll cub to-bor- row. -Second gentleman (a very "near" friend, afraid of the first being a dear" friend, startled by the proposi. tion): Coming to borrow ? No, don't! I can't manage it. —First gentleman (astonished): Why dot? I'll cub early to-I)or:ow. -Second gentleman No use coming to borrow. —Because it's Lent.—[Exit hurriedly. Friend with cold blows his doze, and exit ]-P?t?ich.

A MATRIMONIAL HOAX IN SHREWSBURY.

. THE ORTON CASE.

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BILLIARDS.

T I COOK'S GREAT BILLIARD…

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BYE-GONES

rMarch 18, 1874.

1TIPYN 0 BOB PETH.

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THE FATAL QUARREL OVER Aj…

HORRIBLE ATROCITIES BY A MOTHER.…

. A SCHOOLBOYS' DUEL

; THE INDIAN F

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MR GLADSTONE AND THE LEADERSHIP…

ASHANTEE.