19 SEPTEMBER 1931, Page 17


A boy in Perth, who had been sent to an apothecary's shop one night last week to purchase some medicine for the family, and who had received a halfpenny back of the sum sent as the price of it, astonished the inmates on his return, by calling out while in the lobby, " Faither ! faither! the Reform Bill's passed ! " Several individuals eagerly ran out to gather the news and ascertain its source. The boy, on being impatiently interrogated how he knew, innocently replied, " There's a bawbea off the castor-oil."