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WAIKATO WHISPERINGS

It is understood that the present Ministry intend to resign forthwith, the Cambridgo Road Board having passed a vote of no confidence Tko Board ■will henceforth go by the namo of the "Rankling muffs" Tho concort at Hautapu was a splendid affair. Simms (tho jam tart feller) was there and electrified the bucolics. Ellis filled up half the programme, going from grave to gay, from livoly to severe — rather too severe — on tho audience. The songstresses of the sylvan district mustered in force, dressed in a styie too utterly delightfully stupendously tootoo for my feoblo pen to describe, and their warblings made the hearts of the young eligibles ache. How thankful I am with my susceptible nature- thrfc theso treats como so seldom. I have only two or threo ounces of gizzard loft, and these I fear will bo busted at the next gathering John has been extinguished by Mr " Fair Play," and his little game oxposod. " Fair Play " is right, there was just a little too much of the electioneering business about "Kicks "effusions which, of course, were inspired by the " honest politician" " Blunder-bus " is still to the fore, but tho coal still keeps at about 18 to the t0n.... How lonely you must feel down there now that all the musical talent of your littlo Tillage is enjoying a holiday up with us, to assist at our R.G. concerts at Cambridge and Hamilton The Comus Club are dwalling away a lot of time, but then they intend to lift us tip to tho soventh heaven, as though a charge of dynamite had exploded under our — well chair — when they do appear There was a dramatic performance at Whatawhata tho other day, at least a few of the inhabitants of that busy centre of trade rigged theinsolvos out in Joseph's loft off wardrobe of many colours, and thought they were having a high old timo. I onjoyed it immensely, because it was not a milk-and-watory affair, it was so thoroughly — well, not good exactly The Professor now teaches the young idea theological problems on Sunday afternoon Financial Tommy intends to contest. the Waipa seat at the next general election. Spectacles can look after the business, and it is really time that Tommy brought his light from under the bushel where he lias been so modestly hiding it for years. There is some talk of Forest standing also Since Jerry invested in a white belltopper he does no woi"k on Sundays The Tank is still chirrupping merrily in the Waitoa Swamp The Hibernian Ball in the Oddfellows' Hall, Hamilton, was a grand success. The youth and beauty of the surrounding district were well represented, and everything passed off with eclat If you want to put old B. in a good humour, ask him the price of wheat Who is the gentleman on th banks of the sloping Waikafco that parted with his dry nurse, but, finding he was not able to go alone, implored the nurse to return ? Hia wishes being complied with, all is now serene What made John O. and Bill P., leare the Hibernian

Ball}? Did not the murphies agree with thenrP" j^ How is it that Maguire was absent irom-i'S.^m ball ? That sample coat and vest were surelyjf|K good enough Saver Kraut took up a deal of* room, owing to her large boots Fred isgradually recovering with the able nursing of " Old Joe" and Long Duncan It is rumoured that "Brickey" intends going to the circus the next time it comes to Hamilton. He is quite skilled both in riding and driving— the latter especially. Ar OAMBBiDaB.— It will not do, Gh, no more planting horses...... Why is that knight of the ribbons allowed to use profane language at a public sale ? Where were our three bobbies ? Only one required in Ponsonby Oh ! Tommy,.. you were a mean man, after running the land upat the sale, to ask Government to reduce your rent fifty per cent ; Bolleston was not to be had... ...Willie M. looked very loving with his head on. I/.'s lap at the dance. Alexantkba. — Poor George intends to haveliis Will-soon. He is now gone on little .Evelyn We shall have Long Wally and our new telegraphist fighting a duel over the affections of Snowball Kate, Alexandra's belle " The Stonestreet" aint got no ties now. What a chance for some single you n g lady Why did Jimmymake Edy jealous at the children's concert? Although Kate has departed, C. has not gone back to his old flame, the Princess. He is now sweet on the good-looking Miss Tarawhiti. Perhaps he stands a better show among the Whatiwhatihoe country girls How beautiful " Silvery Waves " was rendered at the children'sconcert Annie and Emily made sad havoc in. the hearts of the poor A. C.'s

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WAIKATO WHISPERINGS Observer, Volume 7, Issue 163, 27 October 1883

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