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OUR DRAWING-ROOM PETS.

(We give the Colonies a Turn.) KANGAROO JIM, THE CHAMPION AUSTRALIAN BOOMERANG-TAROWER, IS RAPIDLY BECOMING THE IDOL OF OUR MOST EXCLUSIVE LONDON CIRCLES (TO THE INTENSE AMUSEMENT OF US NATIVE MELBOURNE, WAERE HE IS ONLY KNOWN TO SOCIETY IN HIS PUBLIC CAPACITY OF PROFESSIONAL STREET ACROBAT.)

N.B,-KANGAROO JIM'S ADVENTUROUS YOUTH WAS SPENT IN THE COOKABOO ISLANDS, AND HE OWNS TO HAVING FREQUENTLY PARTAKEN OF Roast MISSIONARY THERE ; INDEED HE DESCRIBES THESE BANQUETS WITH INIMITABLE GUSTO, AND SEEMS NOT A LITTLE PROUD OF HIS CULINARY SKILL.

BACK TO BUSINESS.

Leo Britannicus loquitur :-
WH00F! Well, I am glad it's all over,

Well over, and over so well.
It was worth while abandoning "clover”

For Trafalgar Square or Pall Mall.
By thunder, I hadn't a notion

How youthful I was, and how green, Till I thrilled with contagious emotion

To " God Save the Queen!A cynical coldness the vogue is,

And yet my most dandified cubs Combined with the buffers and fogies

Who thronged the hotels and the Clubs To crowd for the handiest places

On that the great Jubilee Day,
And yell, until red in their faces,

A British “ Hooray !!!”
Let pedants make mock of the yellers,

I fancy the Jubilee shows
The town is more full of "

good fellers" Than modish omniscience knows. Their notions nubibustic,

But this is abundantly clear,
That Britishers, urban or rustic,

Still know how to cheer.
A crowd more good-ter ered and jolly

Has never stood hour after hour,

With scarcely a sun-shade or“ brolly,"
Beneath a broad sun at full power.

A PRESCRIPTION.
The help those brave “Bobbies" afforded

To those who are becoming rather tired
Was noble, and free from all blame, of hearing." Oh, what a Surprise !and
And if they are not fitly rewarded,

Oh, the Jubilee!we would suggest some I say it's a shame.

Fresh Air. There are two Jubilee Stations-
Those Ambulance chaps, too, were splendid 1 Continent via Holland, Flushing with delight

Queenborough," whence you can reach the
The gentle and vigilant way
In which on the crowd they attended

en route. But nearer and cheaper are WestWas one of the sights of the day.

gate, Margate, and Ramsgate, the first of

which (Mr. Punch's own seaside resort) can Bravo, Şirs! When multitudes muster, Such help, unconstrained and unfee'd,

be reached by the jaded Londoner on Sunday Prompt, kind, without red-tape or fluster,

morning in one hour and a half, starting from

Victoria (L. C. & D. Line) at the reasonable Is service indeed.

hour of 10-30 A.M., and Holborn Viaduct 10-25, Illuminate? Rather! My pockets Margate in an hour and three-quarters, and

Were plumbed pretty well. What a sight, Ramsgate in two hours. Lovely? No air ever
When lanterns, and beacons and rockets composed by MOZART, HAYDN (the original of
Made brilliant the Jubilee night!

Oh, what a Surprise !" called “Haydn's
Big bonfires, the lavish employment

Surprise), BEETHOVEN, MEYERBEER OF Of fireworks, some dolts deem a bore; LESSERBEER, or BALFE, or any other genius, With a view to the people's enjoyment, can ever equal the exhilarating, recuperating I wish there'd been more!

air of the Isle of Thanet. Dr. Punch's

advice is not to be neglected with impunity. However, it's over,

and
now, Sirs,

Try it.
To business I'm going to see,
I must doff my fine Jubilee trousers,
My mane and my tail must flow free.

A CARD-PLAYER'S NOTE. “Never saw
These frolics have been "a big order,"'. such a lot of Kings! What a pack! The
Which statecraft and trade

did not shirk, Heralds held the Trumps ! With the QUEEN, (E'en he Times flourished forth with a the Princesses, the Prince, and the Crown

But now, boys-to work! [border) | Prince, Honours were easy.

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BRITISH LION (rather limp). “WELL, IT HAS BEEN A SPLENDID SUCCESS !! AND NOW-A-WE MUST REALLY

GET BACK TO BUSINESS!!!

BXTRACTED FROM

up."

over.

morrow.

“Sergeant-at-Arms,”, cried SPEAKER, in tragio tones, "is REGIESSENCE OF PARLIAMENT.

NALD BIDMEAD in attendance ?"

Sergeant-at-Arms, (leaving chair, standing at Bar). "Yes, Sir." THE DIARY OF TOBY, M.P.

SPEAKER, (with deeper tragedy in his voice.) “Then bring him House of Commons, Monday Night, June 20.–Very few here

House shuddered. “Bring him up!" In what depths was he to-night. Majority away, either trying on their new clothes for held in thraldom, and in what form would the Sergeant-at-Arms Jubilee to-morrow, or, happier still, fled away from Town till Jubilee bring him up ? In fragments-now a leg,

PICKERSGILL hears that Publichouses to remain open till

then

a head, and anon an arm? Members Two o'Clock in morning, by way of

began to feel uncomfortable. Glanced

with alarm at SPEAKER, who sat in Chair honouring QUEEN'S Jubilee. Wants to know if it's true? HOME SECRE

with pale face set in sternest lines. Silence

broken by approach of Sergeant-at-Arms; TARY practically admits the soft

at his side small pale-faced man with impeachment. Police been instructed not to take proceedings

immature whiskers fringing face of deathagainst Licensed Victuallers keeping

like pallor. Both advanced to the Bar.

Sergeant-at-Arms gripped the Mace on open house till Two in the morning. But,” he added, in stern voice,

his shoulder, ready at moment's notice to

brain the offender, who trembled at his side. looking for approval to Sir WILFRID

"REGINALD BIDMEAD!” LAWSON, * licensed persons

It was the voice of the SPEAKER. Terhave been cautioned that, not

rible voice, to which the knees of the withstanding,, they will be held responsible for drunken

prisoner at the Bar knocked in audible ness or disorder taking place

response. on their premises."

Very sorry, Sir, but that's me," they WILFRID LAWSON not to be

seemed to say. caught in net of that kind.

SPEAKER proceeded, in tones of gatherDeclared that Publicans keep

ing solemnity, to recite brief history of ing house open till Two in the

the case, lapsing into exhortation, thunmorning would be liable to

dering into reproof, and conoluding with

the abrupt command, “You may quit prosecution. More than hinted

the Bar." that steps would be taken to

And may the Lord have mercy on prosecute them. Rumour current of arrange

your soul," was the involuntary response

that fell from several Members whose ments made for night out toWILFRID LAWSON,

feelings had been uncontrollably wrought PICKERSGILL, ELLIS, Picton,

up by the scene.

BIDMEAD did not wait for repetition of and Sam SMITH (in new Ulster

On the prowl.

instructions. for the occasion), made up

Turned to flee, when he little party to patrol the streets after midnight to-morrow.

observed that his escort was retiring back

" Must keep up dignity of take note of Publichouses unlawfully, open, and institute prosecu- Quickly turned about; commenced forlorn

Will wards, making obeissance to the Chair. Parliament. tions. Quite a pleasant way of spending Jubilee evening. Bogus Petition on Coal and

Wine Dues up again. sir CHARLES process of ducking, which happily landed him at the open glass-door, FOSTER, in eloquent though inaudible speech, moved that “REGINALD BIDMEAD, having fabricated signatures to certain petitions presented Parliament," said H. J. WILSON, throwing himself into attitude

"Hard upon the poor fellow, but must keep up dignity of to the House, has been guilty of contempt and breach of privilege." This Motion, if carried, involved imprisonment of BIDMEAD. BROD" suitable to the sentiment. And this is how we do it. LAUGH wouldn't have thing settled that way.

“BIDMEAD only a in Supply.

Business done.- Dignity of Parliament maintained. Some Votes tool,” he said, carefully avoiding, glancing at Alderman FOWLER. "If he's sent to prison, what shall be done to those who employed Friday.- House of Lords met to-day, with acoustomed pomp and him ?". Enough if BIDMEAD were brought to Bar, and reprimanded. ceremony. LORD CHANCELLOR’s stately presence adorned the Wool

“The question is,” said SPEAKER, “that BIDMEAD 'iscourse at the sack. The Mace on the Table, and so was the Purse, with, as usual, Bar."

nothing in it. Seven Peers all told, majority sitting on Ministerial After long conversation, Mution agreed to; House got into Benches, gave to gloomy Chamber a thronged appearance. At

Committee of Supply, and Half-past Four, the hour of commencing public business, LORD having resolved to make it a CHANCELLOR discovered that there was no business to transact. short sitting, didn't adjourn Accordingly proposed that House should forthwith adjourn. No one till Two in the morning. “As objected. LORD CHANCELLOR left Woolsack, and, preceded by Mace bad as a Publichouse on Jubilee and the Purse, marched in procession down the House, his lithesome Day,” said WILFRID LAWSON. figure disappearing under the Gallery from the glances that

Business done. -Some Votes lingeringly rested on it. in Supply.

House of Commons a little more fully occupied. But they, too, Thursday.-Full to-night. had cessation from incessant labour. Pounded away through mornEvery seat secured at prayer- ing sitting at Mines Regulation Bil; Counted Out when met again time. No Ministerial Crisis at Nine o'Clock. A great day this for British Constitution. threatening, no critical division

Business done, -Got home early.
anticipated. Arrangements
being made to bring BIDMEAD A PHENOMENON.-"Dat leetle JOSEF” HOFFMANN is a wonderful
to Bar, there to be reprimanded boy. He is always playing- happy child !- and yet when he is
by the SPEAKER. Members not playing he is working.
surfeited with excitement of
Tuesday, crowded in to see the

DUMB CRAMBO AT HENLEY.
fun. Preliminary skirmish be-
tween BRADLAUGH and Ex-Lord

I BANK.
Mayor FOWLER, in which
Alderman came off decidedly
second best. This over, silence
and attitude of strained ex-
pectation fill over - crowded
benches.

“Now's your time," said
1
Called to the Bar,

GENT-Davis, nervously rub

bing his hands. “Cry Haddock ! and let slip the dogs of War." G. D.'s knowledge of SHAXSPEARE, as CAINE says, is extensive and peculiar, ya

“Easy 'All.”

Taking a Run on the Bank.

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WHAT THEY ALL THINK OF IT.

League,” than Leader ;-it would ba yard on me, to expect me to cut

my hair and to cultivate compromise! MCCARTHY an inoffensive Justin Mc Carthy.-Just been proposed to me that I should take fellow. Much better than HEALY. Yes, decidedly—“Aut Justin, “Titular Leadership of Irish Party in House of Commons !” PARNELL aut nullus.(whose health we all hope to see improve) wishes it, it appears. Feel T. P. O' Connor.-It strikes me PARNELL has forgotten my serutterly staggered by suggestion. Proud position, no doubt, but still, vices to the Party; how I won 'em a seat at Liverpool, for instance. am I the sort of person to lead TANNER, TIM HEALY, Sexton, T. P. Feel I'm cut out for a revolutionary leader. Don't mind what I O'CONNOR, not to mention MICHAEL DAVITT, and the rest of the say, and not much what I do. Justin not the only man in the world “boys” outside Parliament. And what does "titular" leader mean? who can write books. Would back my Gladstone's Parliament Strikes me the word is suspicious. PARNELL says, “I should make against his inflated History of Our Own Times, any day, both such a respectable figure-head.” Query-is this complimentary or for style and accuracy. Fancy a Novelist at head of Clan-na-Gael ! the reverse ? I am sure it's meant to be flattering, but somehow it Still, better to have him than that bellowing bull, TANNER, or that doesn't sound'so. Then if I accepted position, it would be positively straw-splitting limb of the law, HEALY. PARNELL says that JUSTIN necessary that I should do something which would force Authorities “divides the least.”. Yes, but oughtn't Nationalist leader in Parlia to put me in prison, as this is a sine quâ non for obtaining confidence ment to “divide” the most? of Irish people. Question is, what is the very mildest illegal act for Tim Healy.-Ridiculous to think of "T. P." as my leader! Don't which Government would be safe to lock me up? Might arrange mind JUSTIN, at least not so much, but there's something blatant matter amicably with BALFOUR, perhaps. Awkward if he refused and even vulgar about the other one. In fact can't think what me ink and paper in Kilmainham. Where would my novels be then? PABNELL's about if he does not recommend me for Leadership. Yet Kilmainham would certainly give me some useful “local colour.' Haven't I fought Crimes Bill inch by inch ? Who's got so much Yes, but then if I had to go a tour like O'BRIEN first, might get the legal or perhaps I ought to say illegal acumen as I Can't help local colour somewhere else--all over my body, for example. On the being called TIM; þesides, it's a Biblical name, and ought to comwhole think I'm like lamented IDDESLEIGH-haven't sufficient“go,” mend me to hierarchy. Think I've a real gift for leading. So had -would rather write History than make it, any day of the week. PARNELL—it was thirty thousand in his case, I remember-mustn't

Davitt.-Not good at game of " follow my leader,” under any cir- say this to anybody, however. cumstances. Now PARNELL's shelved, think I might take his place, Dr. Tanner.- Nobody seems to have thought of me to succeed out of Parliament. Circumstances of course prevent my being PARNELL! Yet nothing succeeds like success, and I flatter myself leader in Parliament. Besides, I am so volatile-violent, I mean, I've gained a unique reputation in House for language that would and can't help breaking out now and then; and that would be disgrace a bargee. HEALY! A quibbling, pettifogger. SEXTON! awkward for G.O.M. Perhaps on the whole JUSTIN'S the man. A rhetorical prig. T. P. O'CONNOR! Feeble imitator of my style. HEALY's name is TIM, which is fatal for a leader.

As for JUSTIN-well, he's less objectionable than rest, perhaps; but Dillon. As disinterested Patriot, of course don't care twopence didn't he write History of Our Own Times. Never read the book, about Leadership. Still, PARNELL might have asked me, I think. but strikes me a Nationalist who would act as chronicler of that Does he forget how often I've led the Forty Thieves-I mean Forty blood-thirsty British organ is out of the running for leading Patriots. Members, necessary to support motion for adjournment ? Not sure, If it had been a “History of our own P.M.G.," now, that would though, if it isn't more comfortable to be the “BAYARD of the I have been different. * NOTICE.— Rejeoted Communications or contributions, whether Ms., Printed Matter, Drawings, or Pictures of any description, will

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