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  2. Words of Wisdom.

    It is often more difficult to forget than it is to remember. Argument is a devise generally employed to convince ourselves that ...

    Article : 178 words
  3. The Farmer.

    What a seed might be supposed to say to a farmer is thus fancifully idescribed: "Now, I hope you will make me a nice bed to rest in. I ...

    Article : 273 words
  4. ANCIENT MANNERS.

    Lady Tsao Tai Ku, who about 1,800 years ago compiled a work, entitled "Instructions to Women and Girls," has a great many ...

    Article : 155 words
  5. Science Notes & News.

    It is generally admitted that wine improves with keeping, and that exposure to the action of oxygen makes it less acrid, and hastens ...

    Article : 190 words
  6. Facts & Fancies.

    What has the appearances of being the oldest tree in the world is to be found in the Isle of Cos, on the coast of Asia Minor. It is a ...

    Article : 111 words
  7. A USEFUL APPLIANCE.

    Telegraph companies and others using gravity cells have considerable trouble in keeping the jars filled with liquid. The level of the ...

    Article : 162 words
  8. DUCKS TO CHOOSE.

    I have pleasure in giving some characteristics of the buff Orpington duck, which should always be borne in mind when a choice is being ...

    Article : 229 words
  9. RECEDING GLACIERS.

    Except over a small area, it is generally understood, the glaciers of the world are retreating to the mountains. The glacier on Mount ...

    Article : 177 words
  10. PANAMA CANAL AND EARTHQUAKES.

    Earthquakes in Costa Rica are frequent. It is the nearest of the Central American Republics to Panama and the Canal Zone. The ...

    Article : 218 words
  11. OPPORTUNITY.

    Life's greatest opportunities are not like the great ships which sail from the chief ports of the world, which sail and come again, and sail ...

    Article : 152 words
  12. ELECTRICITY IN WAR.

    For two years past, in a secluded part of Dagenham Dock (on the London and Tilbury line), secret experiments have been carried on in ...

    Article : 493 words
  13. ON GOING TO SLEEP.

    How do we go to sleep? How does Mother Nature charm away our consciousness? First of all, she throws her spell on those ...

    Article : 171 words
  14. PEAS FOR SHEEP FATTENING.

    The value of peas for topping off sheep and lambs is described as being fully realised by farmers in the Willungra district of South ...

    Article : 275 words
  15. GERMAN LETER-BOXES.

    The first letter-box was established in Paris in 1560. It is true that a kind of letter-box was in use in Italy before that time; it was not ...

    Article : 202 words
  16. SUMMER FOOD.

    To keep fowls in good health and productiveness during the summer months it is necessary to make a few changes from the plan of ...

    Article : 237 words
  17. AN AWFUL MOMENT.

    According to a message from Toronto an ex-painter, named Williams, now performing as a tightrope walker under the style of "The ...

    Article : 566 words
  18. NAMING JAPANESE BABIES.

    In Japan a curious custom is in vogue with respect to the naming of babies. The newborn is taken to the temple when it has attained ...

    Article : 146 words
  19. HOLDING RODS AND PIPE IN A VICE.

    All shops are not provided with a pipe vice, and in its place the arrangement shown in the sketch will prove useful in holding bolts, rods ... [ILLUSTRATED]

    Article : 123 words
  20. THE CANALS OF MARS.

    Dr. Arrhenius, the famous Swedish scientist and Nobel prize-winner, has propounded a curious theory concerning the so-called canals on ...

    Article : 184 words
  21. The Poultry Run.

    Where egg-production is the leading feature, it is all-important that broodiness in the fowls should be avoided as far as possible. Many ...

    Article : 208 words
  22. CARE OF CHICKENS.

    Remembering that summer is certainly coming—I am vouching for the season and not for the weather—we had better give a little ...

    Article : 323 words
  23. DULL BOYS WHO BECAME FAMOUS MEN.

    There is quite a long record of famous men who in their boyhood were regarded as fools and dullards. Sir Walter Scott was called ...

    Article : 287 words
  24. A £50 MOTOR-CAR.

    A French firm has come forward with a speedy and luxuriously suspended two-seated vehicle to be sold for the sum of £50. It was fitted ...

    Article : 262 words
  25. CARBON FUSED PRODUCES DIAMONDS.

    Charcoal, graphite, and diamonds are only different forms of one chemical element—carbon. Hitherto carbon has been regarded as ...

    Article : 102 words
  26. THE PRAIRIE DOG.

    The prairie dog in the State of Texas alone eats as much grass every year as would feed 1,500,000 of cattle. There are estimated to be ...

    Article : 168 words
  27. A SPRING AILMENT.

    Each season of the year seems to have its special diseases. Spring is a trying time. Hens as well as the pullets are filling the egg basket, ...

    Article : 272 words
  28. A HOLE IN THE SKY.

    Professor E. E. Barnard, in discussing the remarkable dark lanes seen in his photographs of the nebula surrounding the star Rho ...

    Article : 149 words
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