THE OBSERVER WOULD LIKE TO KNOW
— What Thomas Humphreys thinks '■'■iif Barclay ©am mon's music ? -—Why Donny Sutherland did not run for Manukan himself, instead of patting up a substitute ? — Whether Gerald Peacocke's gush at the railway banquets has anything to do with the vacanies in the Upper House ? — Whether it was Arthur Rosser's melodious voice that led the singing of "The Red Flag" at His Majesty's. on Saturday night? — Who the "Mr Joseph" is who, according to the Herald of Saturday, dreve the last spike in the Trunk Line at Manganui-o-te ao? — Whether George George had a tip jrotu the Band of Business Men to qualify as a keyhole expert during his visit to the dear old Motherland ? — Why Jack Patterson is lying so low this election ? Is it a question of " How happy could I be with either, were 'tother dear charmer away 1" -^-Whether beer is the only commodity that enables a man to invest in big blocks of city property, and whether butter does not run it a close second ? — Whether some of the legislators who occupied the platform at Sir Joseph Ward's meeting at His Majesty's Theatre really thought they graced the proceedings ? — Whether, after all, the duplication of the Parnell tunnel wouldn't be a more useful public undertaking than the drilling of a hole through the Alps at Arthur's'Pasß 1 —Whether the Taihape publicans and lodging-house keepers will still expect every traveller who contemplates spending, a night in that township to telegraph in advance for a bed ? — Why the Herald should have devoted twenty-eight leading articles this year (nine in one month) to the subject of teachers' salaries? Is the grievance intimately felt in the office anywhere? — If Sir Joseph Ward was speaking by the book the other day when he said the native troubles have " happily passed away ?" It will be time enough to say that when the question of landlordry is settled. — Whether John Kneen, assisted by the ghost of Lindley Murray, wrote the appeal to Marsden Thompson for that fifty quid to which Mr Lilliput Poole signed his name ? The idiom is certainly not Yankee. — If the Herald really thinks (vide leading article in last Tuesday's issue) that the constituencies should return rail-sitters instead of party men? Nobody used to be so rough on the " independent " candidate once as the " morn in' paiper." — What might really have happened . in Parliament if Billy Richardson had represented Auckland in the House for the past twenty years or so ? Accord- • ing to William, we should by this time have been enjoying the Millennium, bat William does romance so ! — Where the Herald got its information about the history of the Trunk Line from ? According to this sapient authority, it was not until 1900 that the central route was " definitely decided on," Why, by tha* time the cooperative gangs - were working down towards Taumarunui. —Whether John Wisdom Shackelford 'thinks -that every vote in the Titirangi patt of Eden is a dead cert ? He declares that the settlers are fine, ' honest people, whose word is as good as other men's bonds, and that they have all promised to vote for him? But it takes many Titirangi swallows o make a spring in Eden.
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THE OBSERVER WOULD LIKE TO KNOW, Observer, Volume XXIX, Issue 9, 14 November 1908
THE OBSERVER WOULD LIKE TO KNOW Observer, Volume XXIX, Issue 9, 14 November 1908
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