Peck's Compendium of Fun Comprising the Choicest Gems of Wit, Humor, Sarcasm and Pathos of America's Favorite Humorist
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Peck's Compendium of Fun Comprising the Choicest Gems of Wit, Humor, Sarcasm and Pathos of America's Favorite Humorist

By George W. (George Wilbur) Peck
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  • PECK’S COMPENDIUM OF FUN.
    • COMPRISING THE CHOICEST GEMS OF WIT, HUMOR, SARCASM AND PATHOS.
      • Of America’s Favorite Humorist,
    • Of America’s Favorite Humorist,
    • GEORGE W. PECK,
      • Editor of “PECK’S SUN” Milwaukee.
      • ILLUSTRATED BY EMINENT ARTISTS.
        • CHICAGO:
        • 1886.
      • CHICAGO:
      • 1886.
      • CONTENTS.
      • ELECTRIC FLASHES.
      • ILLUSTRATIONS.
    • Editor of “PECK’S SUN” Milwaukee.
    • ILLUSTRATED BY EMINENT ARTISTS.
      • CHICAGO:
      • 1886.
    • CHICAGO:
    • 1886.
    • CONTENTS.
    • ELECTRIC FLASHES.
    • ILLUSTRATIONS.
    • PECK’S COMPENDIUM OF FUN.
      • THE NEW COAL STOVE.
      • PECK’S BAD BOY AND HIS PA.
        • HIS PA IS DISCOURAGED.
      • HIS PA IS DISCOURAGED.
      • THREE INCHES OF LEG.
      • MORE DANGEROUS THAN KEROSENE.
      • TEN DAYS IN LOVE.
      • BOYS WILL BE BOYS.
      • PECK’S BAD BOY AND HIS PA.
        • HE BECOMES A DRUGGIST.
      • HE BECOMES A DRUGGIST.
      • A LOAN EXHIBITION.
      • THE WICKED MON KEE.
      • UNSCREWING THE TOP OF A FRUIT JAR.
      • HE WOULDN’T HAVE HIS FATHER CALLED NAMES.
      • PECK’S BAD BOY AND HIS PA.
        • HE QUITS THE DRUG BUSINESS.
      • HE QUITS THE DRUG BUSINESS.
      • GIVE US WAR!
      • THE FIRE NEW YEAR’S DAY.
      • SOUTHERN “HONAW.”
      • PECK’S BAD BOY AND HIS PA.
        • HIS PA KILLS HIM.
      • HIS PA KILLS HIM.
      • A MUSICAL CRITIQUE.
      • A DEAD SURE THING.
      • PECK’S BAD BOY AND HIS PA.
        • HIS PA MORTIFIED.
      • HIS PA MORTIFIED.
      • MRS. LANGTRY.
      • A PECK AT THE CHEESE.
      • SELLING CLAMS.
      • PECK’S BAD BOY AND HIS PA.
        • HIS PA GOES SKATING.
      • HIS PA GOES SKATING.
      • TRYING TO SAVE TWO SHILLINGS.
      • HOW TO REACH YOUNG MEN.
      • CRUSHING NIHILISM.
      • WOMAN-DOZING A DEMOCRAT.
      • THE WRONG CORPSE.
      • THE DAY WE REACHED CANADA.
      • A LIVELY TRAIN LOAD.
      • CATS ON THE FENCE.
      • HOW SHARPER THAN A HOUND’S TOOTH.
      • A SAFE INVESTMENT.
      • A FASHION ITEM.
      • A LECTURER SHOULD KNOW WHAT HE TALKS ABOUT.
      • PECK’S BAD BOY AND HIS PA.
        • HIS PA GOES CALLING.
      • HIS PA GOES CALLING.
      • WHAT THE DEMOCRATS WILL DO.
      • A SEWING MACHINE GIVEN TO THE BOSS GIRL.
      • SHE WAS NO GENTLEMAN.
      • JOKE ON THE HAT.
      • THE THIRSTY GOPHER.
      • COLORED CONCERT TROUPES.
      • MATTIE MASHES MINNESOTA.
      • WHY THE FEVER DIDN’T SPREAD.
      • TOO PARTICULAR BY HALF.
      • THE WAY TO NAME CHILDREN.
      • AN EDITOR BURGLARIZED.
      • PECK’S BAD BOY AND HIS PA.
        • HIS PA DISSECTED.
      • HIS PA DISSECTED.
      • COL. INGERSOLL PRAYING.
      • HOW TO INVEST A THOUSAND DOLLARS.
      • BOYS AND CIRCUSES.
      • THE WATERS OF LA CROSSE.
      • SARDINEINDIANAPOLIS.
      • INSECURE ABODES.
      • THE KNIGHT AND THE BRIDAL CHAMBER.
      • SEVEN YEAR OLD HORSES.
      • PECK’S BAD BOY AND HIS PA.
        • HIS PA JOINS A TEMPERANCE SOCIETY.
      • HIS PA JOINS A TEMPERANCE SOCIETY.
      • THE WAY WOMEN BOSS A PILLOW.
      • HUNTING DOGS.
      • ENTERPRISING CHICAGO!
      • A MAD MINISTER.
      • ANNA DICKINSON AS MAZEPPA!
      • GOOD TEMPLARS ON ICE.
      • BOUNCED FROM CHURCH FOR DANCING.
      • FROZEN EARS.
      • HARD ON FOND DU LAC.
      • THOSE BOLD BAD DRUMMERS.
      • ANNA DICKINSON.
      • EXPEDITION IN SEARCH OF A DOUGHNUT.
      • TAKE YOUR LATIN STRAIGHT.
      • PECK’S BAD BOY AND HIS PA.
        • HE IS TOO HEALTHY.
      • HE IS TOO HEALTHY.
      • SURE OF HEAVEN.
      • THE NAUGHTY BUT NICE CHURCH CHOIR.
      • SUPREME COURT JUDGES AND U.S. SENATORS.
      • OUR CHRISTIAN NEIGHBORS HAVE GONE.
      • BUTTERMILK BIBBERS.
      • FISHING FOR PIECES OF WOMEN.
      • NEARLY BROKE UP THE BALL.
      • SUMMER RESORTING.
      • PECK’S BAD BOY AND HIS PA.
        • HIS PA JOKES HIM.
      • HIS PA JOKES HIM.
      • GATHERED WAISTS!
      • CHURCH KENO.
      • THE OLD SWEET SONGS.
      • FAILURE OF A SOLID INSTITUTION.
      • REGISTRY OF ELECTORS.
      • ABOUT HELL.
      • PREPARING FOR WAR.
      • A TONY SLAUGHTER HOUSE.
      • AN ARM THAT IS NOT RELIABLE.
      • THE BOY AND THE GOAT.
      • PECK’S BAD BOY AND HIS PA.
        • HIS PA GETS MAD!
      • HIS PA GETS MAD!
      • SPURIOUS TRIPE.
      • “CASH.”
      • TO WHAT VILE USES MAY WE COME.
      • THE ADVENT PREACHER AND THE BALLOON.
      • MR. PECK’S SUNDAY LECTURE.
      • RELIGION AND FISH.
      • THE POLITICAL OUTLOOK.
      • ROPE LADDERS.
      • A DOCTOR OF LAWS.
      • COMFORTING COMPENSATIONS.
      • LAY UP APPLES IN HEAVEN.
      • ONE OF BEECHER’S CONVERTS.
      • BUYING A STONE CRUSHER.
      • MERRIE CHRISTMAS.
      • THE DIFFERENCE IN HORSES.
      • BASE INGRATITUDE.
      • THE DIFFERENCE.
      • THOSE STEP LADDERS!
      • WONDERS OF THE STAGE.
      • HOW FARMERS MAY GET RICH.
      • A CASE OF PARALYSIS.
      • WE WILL CELEBRATE.
      • DOGS AND HUMAN BEINGS!
      • AN ODOROUS BOHEMIAN.
      • TRAGEDY ON THE STAGE.
      • GRANITE HEAD CHEESE.
      • PECK’S BAD BOY AND HIS PA.
        • HIS PA AN INVENTOR.
      • HIS PA AN INVENTOR.
      • A GOOD LAND ENOUGH.
      • THE WOODCOCK.
      • A BALD-HEADED MAN MOST CRAZY.
      • CONVENIENT CURRENCY.
      • THE GOSPEL CAR.
      • BANKS AND BANKING.
      • LARGE MOUTHS ABE FASHIONABLE.
      • INTERNAL IMPROVEMENTS.
      • PECK’S BAD BOY AND HIS PA.
        • HIS PA GETS BOXED.
      • HIS PA GETS BOXED.
      • CHRISTMAS TREES.
      • THE BOB-TAILED BADGER.
      • TERROR IN CHURCH.
      • FISH HATCHING IN WISCONSIN.
      • TRAINS WITHOUT CONDUCTORS.
      • RAISING ELEPHANTS.
      • THE POWER OF ELOQUENCE.
      • A TRYING SITUATION.
      • THE GIDDY GIRLS QUARREL.
      • THE UNIVERSAL OBJECT.
      • THE MISTAKE ABOUT IT.
      • A NEW SPARKING SCHEME.
      • EFFECTS OF MINERAL WATER.
      • WHAT THE COUNTRY NEEDS.
      • THE MAN FROM DUBUQUE.
      • A PLEA FOR THE BULL HEAD.
      • WHY NOT RAISE WOLVES?
      • THE SUDDEN FIRE-WORKS AT RACINE.
      • LA CROSSE NEBECUDNEZZER WATER.
      • THE INFIDEL AND HIS SILVER MINE.
      • THE LEGEND OF THE LAKE.
      • GEOLOGICAL SURVEY.
      • FOOLING WITH THE BIBLE.
      • A BLACK BEAR AT ONALASKA.
      • ANOTHER DEAD FAILURE.
      • THE GLORIOUS FOURTH OF JULY.
      • THE USES OF THE PAPER BAG.
      • THE UNIVERSALIST BATH.
      • KILLING BIG GAME.
      • THE MULE NOT THE EAGLE.
      • OUR BLUE-COATED DOG POISONERS.
      • A HOT BOX AT A PICNIC.
      • CAMP MEETINGS IN THE DARK OF THE MOON.
      • PALACE CATTLE CARS.
      • GEORGE WASHINGTON.
      • BROKE UP A PRAYER MEETING.
      • THE DOG LAW.
      • LUNCH ON THE CARS.
    • THE NEW COAL STOVE.
    • PECK’S BAD BOY AND HIS PA.
      • HIS PA IS DISCOURAGED.
    • HIS PA IS DISCOURAGED.
    • THREE INCHES OF LEG.
    • MORE DANGEROUS THAN KEROSENE.
    • TEN DAYS IN LOVE.
    • BOYS WILL BE BOYS.
    • PECK’S BAD BOY AND HIS PA.
      • HE BECOMES A DRUGGIST.
    • HE BECOMES A DRUGGIST.
    • A LOAN EXHIBITION.
    • THE WICKED MON KEE.
    • UNSCREWING THE TOP OF A FRUIT JAR.
    • HE WOULDN’T HAVE HIS FATHER CALLED NAMES.
    • PECK’S BAD BOY AND HIS PA.
      • HE QUITS THE DRUG BUSINESS.
    • HE QUITS THE DRUG BUSINESS.
    • GIVE US WAR!
    • THE FIRE NEW YEAR’S DAY.
    • SOUTHERN “HONAW.”
    • PECK’S BAD BOY AND HIS PA.
      • HIS PA KILLS HIM.
    • HIS PA KILLS HIM.
    • A MUSICAL CRITIQUE.
    • A DEAD SURE THING.
    • PECK’S BAD BOY AND HIS PA.
      • HIS PA MORTIFIED.
    • HIS PA MORTIFIED.
    • MRS. LANGTRY.
    • A PECK AT THE CHEESE.
    • SELLING CLAMS.
    • PECK’S BAD BOY AND HIS PA.
      • HIS PA GOES SKATING.
    • HIS PA GOES SKATING.
    • TRYING TO SAVE TWO SHILLINGS.
    • HOW TO REACH YOUNG MEN.
    • CRUSHING NIHILISM.
    • WOMAN-DOZING A DEMOCRAT.
    • THE WRONG CORPSE.
    • THE DAY WE REACHED CANADA.
    • A LIVELY TRAIN LOAD.
    • CATS ON THE FENCE.
    • HOW SHARPER THAN A HOUND’S TOOTH.
    • A SAFE INVESTMENT.
    • A FASHION ITEM.
    • A LECTURER SHOULD KNOW WHAT HE TALKS ABOUT.
    • PECK’S BAD BOY AND HIS PA.
      • HIS PA GOES CALLING.
    • HIS PA GOES CALLING.
    • WHAT THE DEMOCRATS WILL DO.
    • A SEWING MACHINE GIVEN TO THE BOSS GIRL.
    • SHE WAS NO GENTLEMAN.
    • JOKE ON THE HAT.
    • THE THIRSTY GOPHER.
    • COLORED CONCERT TROUPES.
    • MATTIE MASHES MINNESOTA.
    • WHY THE FEVER DIDN’T SPREAD.
    • TOO PARTICULAR BY HALF.
    • THE WAY TO NAME CHILDREN.
    • AN EDITOR BURGLARIZED.
    • PECK’S BAD BOY AND HIS PA.
      • HIS PA DISSECTED.
    • HIS PA DISSECTED.
    • COL. INGERSOLL PRAYING.
    • HOW TO INVEST A THOUSAND DOLLARS.
    • BOYS AND CIRCUSES.
    • THE WATERS OF LA CROSSE.
    • SARDINEINDIANAPOLIS.
    • INSECURE ABODES.
    • THE KNIGHT AND THE BRIDAL CHAMBER.
    • SEVEN YEAR OLD HORSES.
    • PECK’S BAD BOY AND HIS PA.
      • HIS PA JOINS A TEMPERANCE SOCIETY.
    • HIS PA JOINS A TEMPERANCE SOCIETY.
    • THE WAY WOMEN BOSS A PILLOW.
    • HUNTING DOGS.
    • ENTERPRISING CHICAGO!
    • A MAD MINISTER.
    • ANNA DICKINSON AS MAZEPPA!
    • GOOD TEMPLARS ON ICE.
    • BOUNCED FROM CHURCH FOR DANCING.
    • FROZEN EARS.
    • HARD ON FOND DU LAC.
    • THOSE BOLD BAD DRUMMERS.
    • ANNA DICKINSON.
    • EXPEDITION IN SEARCH OF A DOUGHNUT.
    • TAKE YOUR LATIN STRAIGHT.
    • PECK’S BAD BOY AND HIS PA.
      • HE IS TOO HEALTHY.
    • HE IS TOO HEALTHY.
    • SURE OF HEAVEN.
    • THE NAUGHTY BUT NICE CHURCH CHOIR.
    • SUPREME COURT JUDGES AND U.S. SENATORS.
    • OUR CHRISTIAN NEIGHBORS HAVE GONE.
    • BUTTERMILK BIBBERS.
    • FISHING FOR PIECES OF WOMEN.
    • NEARLY BROKE UP THE BALL.
    • SUMMER RESORTING.
    • PECK’S BAD BOY AND HIS PA.
      • HIS PA JOKES HIM.
    • HIS PA JOKES HIM.
    • GATHERED WAISTS!
    • CHURCH KENO.
    • THE OLD SWEET SONGS.
    • FAILURE OF A SOLID INSTITUTION.
    • REGISTRY OF ELECTORS.
    • ABOUT HELL.
    • PREPARING FOR WAR.
    • A TONY SLAUGHTER HOUSE.
    • AN ARM THAT IS NOT RELIABLE.
    • THE BOY AND THE GOAT.
    • PECK’S BAD BOY AND HIS PA.
      • HIS PA GETS MAD!
    • HIS PA GETS MAD!
    • SPURIOUS TRIPE.
    • “CASH.”
    • TO WHAT VILE USES MAY WE COME.
    • THE ADVENT PREACHER AND THE BALLOON.
    • MR. PECK’S SUNDAY LECTURE.
    • RELIGION AND FISH.
    • THE POLITICAL OUTLOOK.
    • ROPE LADDERS.
    • A DOCTOR OF LAWS.
    • COMFORTING COMPENSATIONS.
    • LAY UP APPLES IN HEAVEN.
    • ONE OF BEECHER’S CONVERTS.
    • BUYING A STONE CRUSHER.
    • MERRIE CHRISTMAS.
    • THE DIFFERENCE IN HORSES.
    • BASE INGRATITUDE.
    • THE DIFFERENCE.
    • THOSE STEP LADDERS!
    • WONDERS OF THE STAGE.
    • HOW FARMERS MAY GET RICH.
    • A CASE OF PARALYSIS.
    • WE WILL CELEBRATE.
    • DOGS AND HUMAN BEINGS!
    • AN ODOROUS BOHEMIAN.
    • TRAGEDY ON THE STAGE.
    • GRANITE HEAD CHEESE.
    • PECK’S BAD BOY AND HIS PA.
      • HIS PA AN INVENTOR.
    • HIS PA AN INVENTOR.
    • A GOOD LAND ENOUGH.
    • THE WOODCOCK.
    • A BALD-HEADED MAN MOST CRAZY.
    • CONVENIENT CURRENCY.
    • THE GOSPEL CAR.
    • BANKS AND BANKING.
    • LARGE MOUTHS ABE FASHIONABLE.
    • INTERNAL IMPROVEMENTS.
    • PECK’S BAD BOY AND HIS PA.
      • HIS PA GETS BOXED.
    • HIS PA GETS BOXED.
    • CHRISTMAS TREES.
    • THE BOB-TAILED BADGER.
    • TERROR IN CHURCH.
    • FISH HATCHING IN WISCONSIN.
    • TRAINS WITHOUT CONDUCTORS.
    • RAISING ELEPHANTS.
    • THE POWER OF ELOQUENCE.
    • A TRYING SITUATION.
    • THE GIDDY GIRLS QUARREL.
    • THE UNIVERSAL OBJECT.
    • THE MISTAKE ABOUT IT.
    • A NEW SPARKING SCHEME.
    • EFFECTS OF MINERAL WATER.
    • WHAT THE COUNTRY NEEDS.
    • THE MAN FROM DUBUQUE.
    • A PLEA FOR THE BULL HEAD.
    • WHY NOT RAISE WOLVES?
    • THE SUDDEN FIRE-WORKS AT RACINE.
    • LA CROSSE NEBECUDNEZZER WATER.
    • THE INFIDEL AND HIS SILVER MINE.
    • THE LEGEND OF THE LAKE.
    • GEOLOGICAL SURVEY.
    • FOOLING WITH THE BIBLE.
    • A BLACK BEAR AT ONALASKA.
    • ANOTHER DEAD FAILURE.
    • THE GLORIOUS FOURTH OF JULY.
    • THE USES OF THE PAPER BAG.
    • THE UNIVERSALIST BATH.
    • KILLING BIG GAME.
    • THE MULE NOT THE EAGLE.
    • OUR BLUE-COATED DOG POISONERS.
    • A HOT BOX AT A PICNIC.
    • CAMP MEETINGS IN THE DARK OF THE MOON.
    • PALACE CATTLE CARS.
    • GEORGE WASHINGTON.
    • BROKE UP A PRAYER MEETING.
    • THE DOG LAW.
    • LUNCH ON THE CARS.
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