Observer, Volume 7, Issue 335, 9 May 1885, Page 4
Mrs John Sullivan, wife of the well-known American prize-fighter, has applied for a divorce. A man of genius is said to make an indifferent husband, and John's fame as a pugilist and the exercise of his talent byknocking his wife down occasionally hape been no. compensation for the absence of. those little endearments and attentions that wives like so well to receive. Giddy girl, with heart a-flutter, Did you ever pause to think What a pile of bread and butter Could be purchased with the chink That your beau spent for that cutter ? An American paper asserts that a lady recently left her country home for consultation with a prominent New York physician as to her impaired health, and the" latter told her she would not get better until she used lower-heeled shoes. She : " Why, how glad I am to see you to-night, Mr S. Just think, its fifteen years since I saw you last." He: "Quite remarkable, I declare." She : " That was my first ball, and I was a 16-year-old debutante." He (using pencil and paper) : "Let's see, 16 and 15 ; 5 and 6 make 11, one to carry ; 1 and 1 and.l are 3 ; 31; that's right, Mis 3.- She : " Oh, you abominable thing ! "