Article image
Article image
This article displays in one automatically-generated column. View the full page to see article in its original form.

BOWLED OUT.

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.

This article text was automatically generated and may include errors. View the full page to see article in its original form.
Permanent link to this item

http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/AG18811229.2.18

Bibliographic details

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

Word Count
142

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

  1. New formats

    Papers Past now contains more than just newspapers. Use these links to navigate to other kinds of materials.

  2. Hierarchy

    These links will always show you how deep you are in the collection. Click them to get a broader view of the items you're currently viewing.

  3. Search

    Enter names, places, or other keywords that you're curious about here. We'll look for them in the fulltext of millions of articles.

  4. Search

    Browsed to an interesting page? Click here to search within the item you're currently viewing, or start a new search.

  5. Search facets

    Use these buttons to limit your searches to particular dates, titles, and more.

  6. View selection

    Switch between images of the original document and text transcriptions and outlines you can cut and paste.

  7. Tools

    Print, save, zoom in and more.

  8. Explore

    If you'd rather just browse through documents, click here to find titles and issues from particular dates and geographic regions.

  9. Need more help?

    The "Help" link will show you different tips for each page on the site, so click here often as you explore the site.

Working