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Brown You don't look well lately, Robinson." Robinson No I can't sleep at night on account of lung trouble." Brown Nonsense your lungs are all tight." Robinson "Yes, mine are the trouble is with the baby's." What's in a name ?" Ah, well, you don't know everything, that's certain. Salt can be bought for a few coppers a block, but call it chloride of sodium, and the chemists will mulct you to the tune of half-a-crown for one poor scruple. Have you a parrot that swears ?" asked a woman as she entered the bird store. I suppose I could get one," replied the dealer but I never had such a call before." You see, my husband went out West a month ago, and I'm sort o' lonesome." A labourer in a rough felt hat and long smock walked into the Shakespere Library at Stratford, and after looking attentively for some time at cne of the custodians, went up to him, and said, I say. zur, be you Mister Shakespere, as I've heer'n speak ov ?" Clarrt Harry proposed to me last night and I accepted him. Helen (triumphantly) Why. he proposed to me last week. and I refused him." Clara (coolly) "Yes, I knew it. He told me he did it iust for prac- tice. He knew you didn't ci. j e for him. Are you acquainted with this?" asked A., as he displayed an unpaid bill to its maker. No," replied B., I never met it." Customer: But half a guinea seems a high price. Now. don't you think yourself that you are a little dear?" Fair Florist: "Ah, that's what all the young fellows tell me (And she immediately papered up the bouquet).

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SCIENCE NOTES AND GLEANINGS.

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JUST LIKE A QUAKER.

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METROPOLITAN LIFE ASSURANCE…

A BEWILDERED FATHER.I

HIGH WATER in SWANSEA HARBOUR

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OUR LITERARY BUREAU.|

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I THE WEEK'S PAPERS.

LOCAL COMMISSIONS.

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..... GARDENING NOTES.

DOCTOR'S ADVICE.