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  2. Humour. Showing It.

    Did I go to the shows' Why, of course I did. Everybody, more or less, tries to make a fool of himself some time or the other. Of course I went there, and it was that lunatic ...

    Article : 320 words
  3. Personalities.

    'Miss Mary A, Newcomb, the 'cattle queen of Texas,' is dead,' says a contributor to the Boston Traveller. 'Miss Newcomb, who wan very well educated, had conducted her ...

    Article : 1,098 words
  4. Another Jonah.

    A story is told by Herodotus which bears a striking resemblance to that connected with the name of the Prophet Jonah. Somewhat abridged, it runs as follows. Arion the ...

    Article : 295 words
  5. The Traveller.

    It is said that there is not a city or village in Hayti which, has not as its characteristics feature the ruins of one or more revolutions. It is difficult to find a house in ...

    Article : 1,249 words
  6. Love-Making in Paddy-Land.

    ' Ah, then! who is that there talking?' 'Sure, it's only me, ye know. I was thinkin' we'd go walkin'' — ' Wor ye raly thinkin' so? ...

    Article : 108 words
  7. The Curfew.

    Erroneous notions have long prevailed concerning the original object of the curfew. The custom of covering up fires about sunset in summer, and about eight at night in ...

    Article : 371 words
  8. Degenerate Days.

    Oh, the man. with the fist like the hoof of a horse, That can discount the kick of a mule in its force, ...

    Article : 167 words
  9. Water and Gold.

    As we get more knowledge of working gold ores and more fully realize the importance and difficulty of saving the very fine gold which all of them contain to a greater or ...

    Article : 581 words
  10. The Science of Snoring.

    Your lungs, my dear child, are your breathing things—your bellows, to speak professionally. Now, when a sleeping Christian, breathes, he breathes through his nose alone. ...

    Article : 212 words
  11. Farm and Garden.

    The poultry business has also entered upon anew line—theraising of broilersfor spring. With the invention ofi artifical methods for hatching and raising broods came ...

    Article : 118 words
  12. The Candidate.

    Who comes and grasps yon by the hand, And welcomes you with greeting' bland, And flattery you can't 'withstand? The candidate. ...

    Article : 124 words
  13. Popular Science.

    In its infancy the art of printing was comparatively very rude. The type used was intended to imitate writing, and partook of theeharacter of gothic and script. In ...

    Article : 745 words
  14. Origin of the Term ' Chestnut.'

    A correspondent writes to ask the origin of the term chestnut' as applied to old jets. Various explanations have been given as to the origin of this word: the most plausible ...

    Article : 253 words
  15. Coring Figs.

    J. W. Delamater said regarding his method of curing: 'My mode of curing the figs is to pick them after they wilt and begin to wither. I pat ...

    Article : 230 words
  16. Too Literal

    Doctor, entering the room of an ague patient—' Well, have you taken the medicine I left!' Patient—'Notyet, doctor.' ...

    Article : 41 words
  17. The Joints of Ms Armour.

    Justice Draco.—' Why do you beat your neighbour's dog?' Hardened offender.—' Because his children called me names, threwstones at me, and ...

    Article : 128 words
  18. Bahr Joussuf.

    How many of the engineering works of the Nineteenth century will there be in existence in the year 6,000? Very few, it is feared, and still less those that will continue in the ...

    Article : 567 words
  19. Ballads of To-Day.

    'Tis noon, joyous ' noontide, by Isleworth clock, As we speed with the tide up to Teddington Lock. ...

    Article : 399 words
  20. Fanning in China

    A farmer in China may be hired by the year for from $8 to $14, with food, clothing, head shaving and tobacco. Those who work by the day receive from 8 cents to 10 cents, ...

    Article : 229 words
  21. Labourer and Loafer.

    Home returneth the good pastor from an earned vacation in Europe, joyously greeting his native land, to him the elder, far better than the pastor, comes with, fervent greeting ...

    Article : 122 words
  22. Varieties.

    For the understanding heart no one has ever defined beauty better than Keats with his' Beauty is truth, truth beauty.' Every form of art which is genuine and sincere, ...

    Article : 377 words
  23. The World's Wheat

    The London correspondent of the Northwestern Miller recently gave a statement of the Wheat crop of the world for 1889. The title compares as follows with previous ...

    Article : 758 words
  24. How Queen Natalie Gets in Her Work.

    When Queen Natalie visited her son the other day that juvenile monarch first gave her a military salute. and then addressed her ill the following words, which had been, ...

    Article : 283 words
  25. Where Colours Come From.

    The cochineal insect furnishes a great many of the very fine colours, says the American Drug gist. Among them are the gorgeous carmine, the crimson, scarlet carmine, and ...

    Article : 267 words
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