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A grave scandal is disturbing one of of the most substantial German societies in New York, which has a museum and a curator of its properties. This curator had two convivial friends, who were recently obliged to throw themselves upon his hosp'tality. THerules of the society forbid the harboring of strangers in the building, and at ten o’clock every night a near-sighted trustee was accustomed to make the rounds of the building. The difficulty was solved by the ingenious curator, who finally persuaded his guests to personate respectively a Polynesian idol and a newly-arrived mummy. The Polynesian idol passed the inspection of the myopic trustee successfully, but the mummy was unfortunately taken with a violent fit of hiccoughs at the very moment the inspector was congratulating the curator on its excellent preservation. The curator has accordingly been asked to resign.

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BOWLED OUT., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 521, 29 December 1881

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BOWLED OUT. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 521, 29 December 1881

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