Observer, Volume XXIX, Issue 19, 23 January 1909, Page 7
— That Jobnnydom is disconsolate. The chorus girls have gone. — That the local volunteers do not love the Council of Defence. — That fresh developments in the Costley Home matter are pending. — That little Singer reckons his poetry beats Freddy Baume's hollow. — That in-Clement Wragge might have brought better weather along with him. — That operatic competition is keen between the Waiheathens and the Paeruffians. — That it would be interesting to learn to whom the Island of Kawau really does belong. '' —That the Herrnjt of Tiri Tiri is the first hermit kno#n to history who ever wore a bell-topper. — That John Fuller's Monte Carlo air baa quite subdue* the members of the Devonport Bowling Club. — That a miner is advertising iv the daily papers for a wife. Is tbjs a new variety of miners' complaint?^ — That St. Helier.'>W aide's nautical cap and lordly style havfr been creating a tremendous senßiawbn in Napier. — That Harle Giles has bought a new bell-topper on the' strength of that appointment. It beats Kees George's. — That competition in' the living picture show business is rapidly coming to a climax, and something's got to go. — That the local painters are much struck by H. Gresham's ability as a scaffold inspector, and thereby hangs a tale. — That Tommy G res ham is wondering whether fortune has anything in store for him i» the shape of a magistracy. — That Albert Sanford is rapidly displacing Jawge Jawge as an expert on everything. This is not to be borne. — That Robert French's tea party was not by any means so unanimous as the daily papers would have us suppose. — That Herbert Dobbie has resigned all claims to be considered a tar and sand expert. He is willing to give Bill Speight a chance. — That Constable Eugene Maher (poetical name) will find plenty of room for the exercise of his very peculiar talents in Invercargill.
— That Adolph Kohn was the first to arrive on the wharf and welcome Captain Maxwell, of the Mamari. The meeting was a touching one.
— That Henry Wilding's dignified mien on the Bench last Wednesday was enough to overawe the most hardened " drunk." It beat Sam Dickson's hollow.
—That the Rev. C. A. B Watson is beginning to lose his faith in human n attire since be substantiated certain rumours concerning a prominent member of his flock.
— That a reputable Auckland citizen claims to have been garotted recently. But there's no cause for a scare. The garotter was his wife, and he was returning at 3 a.m. from a lodge meeting.
— That the jlon. Jas. McGowan is feeling pretty much like the cat stroked both ways just now. He's not sure whether he is annoyed or pleased at the press tributes and
— That John Fawcus is looking disappointed. Whaffor ?
— That it's always safe to make a bet of a new hat with Bob Noton.
— That the cry ■" No immigrants need apply" is significant, and merits the attention of the Labour Department.
—That J. : J. Walklate is thinking seriously of discarding that motor car for a "pecial tramcar. The police are so officious.
— That Canavan Smith is spoken of as a sare candidate for the Thames. Canavan's powers as a raconteur would ensure bis return.
— That John Kneen did not exactly tumble over himself in his haste to congratulate Harle Giles upon his Government appointment.
— That since T. Harle Giles's appointment to that exalted position, Jack Kneen and Arthur Roaser are wondering where they come in.
— That a Chinaman is starting business in Karangahape Road, and Ted Healy is organising an Anti Asiatic League to drive the pagan out.
— That some of the directoire dresses now visible any day in Queen-street are enough to cause the most somnolent cab horse to shy violently.
— That Bennie Myers is certain that, with the assistance of Bowler, he could easily beat President Roosevelt's feat of riding 98 miles in 17 hours.
— That George (Jribbin has missed out the moat exciting events in the history of the Ara Lodge in that book of his. What about the banquets ?
— That the reason of Hector Norman Simeon's present visit to Auckland is shrouded in awful mystery. Has he designs on the Upper House?
— That Captain Headwind and in- Clement Wragge have been holding a confab in Wellington. An earthquake may now be expected at any moment.
— That the Band of Busybodies are grieved at the idea of " the trade J> putting its house in order. It will deprive the Band of one of its best tunes.
— That the solemnity with which the daily papers assimilate the opinions of the Brass Band of Busybodies is enough to make a feline quadruped snigger.
—That Sydney William Buck has gone into training for the greasy boom contest at the regatta, and has issued a challenge to Sara Hanna to meet him in greasy combat.
— That barmaids in future are to be known by their registered numbers instead of by their names, and are to be provided with a nice silver- mounted collar and chain apiece.
— That a " young man " is advertising in the dailies that he wants " board, washing, and mending." The board is all right, but what about washing and mending a young man ?
— That lady voters at Devonport'a tramway poll are resentfnl of inquiries about their method of voting. They were more used to striking out top lines than to using the sign of the cross.
— That the " clean shave " epidemic has broken out violently among the member of the local police force. When is Sergeant Hendry going to oblige? But perhaps a bare upper lip would shock him.
— That the gentleman who provides the incidental noises behind the screen for the pictures at the Albert Hall is well up to his work, especially when the sound of kißsjng is required, He has evidently had plenty of practice.
— That Captain Maxwell ought to have brought Bishop. Lenihan and Father Pat out with him on the Mamari. Then his ship's company would have been complete, and that marriage could have taken place on
—That the "made in Germany" crane business is considerably agitating the minds of Harbour Board members at present, and that desperate efforts air *,o be made to defer the matter until after the election of the