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  2. A "WIRELESS" NEWSPAPER.

    The inhabitants of the Magdalen Islands in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, who are deprived of ordinary communication with the mainland for half ...

    Article : 82 words
  3. Anecdotes from Ireland.

    The mistress wanted to impress up on her new "giniral" not to stay out late on her night off. "Now, Maria, this place is lonely ...

    Article : 75 words
  4. Facts and Fancies.

    A bill for the materials with which to burn Cranmer and his fellow martyrs is probably the most curious and suggestive document ever presented ...

    Article : 927 words
  5. Science Notes and News.

    What is believed to be the deepest hole in the ground has been sunk at the village of Czuchow, in Silesia, Germany, affording exceptional ...

    Article : 139 words
  6. PROFITABLE L0TTERIES.

    Although lotteries are to be abolished in France, they are still flourishing institutions in other parts of Europe. Throughout the German Emoire thev ...

    Article : 100 words
  7. The Poultry Run.

    There is no commoner cause of death among young chickens than the presence of ticks and other insect pests on their bodies. Very often chickens ...

    Article : 658 words
  8. IS ASPARAGUS WHOLESOME?

    A man who is very fond of asparagus, and who has noticed the awful odor which the use of this article of food causes in one of the bodily ...

    Article : 192 words
  9. ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY.

    An Irish labourer, who had ben imbibing with a companion all evening, subsequently brought an action against him for assault and robbery. ...

    Article : 120 words
  10. PALMISTRY.

    Everyone knows that the general characteristics may be told by the shape, texture and general lines of the hand; and I shall endeavor to ...

    Article : 830 words
  11. CARD SWINDLES.

    Some of the many tricks practised by card sharpers at secret gambling clubs are explained by Mr. David Devant, the famous illusionist:- ...

    Article : 518 words
  12. NICKEL IN THE KITCHEN.

    The use of nickel for kitchen utensils is rapidly increasing. A pure, hard metal, it is totally unaffected by food acids or alkalis, extreme heat or ...

    Article : 131 words
  13. THE STEAM SHOVEL AT PANAMA

    When the Panama Canal was taken over by the Americans in May, 1904, a great deal of mechanical development, which has since proved of great ...

    Article : 197 words
  14. SPEEDY PROMOTION.

    The young constable's uniform "wu[?] nawt a nate fit. " His tunic particularly seemed to have more room than the proportions of the wearer's body ... [ILLUSTRATED]

    Article : 115 words
  15. THE MANUFACTURE OF CAMPHOR.

    Wherever camphor trees grow you will find camphor distilleries. They are low buildings of mud brick, and their odour is so aromatic that it can ...

    Article : 177 words
  16. THE LOVE OF LIFE.

    Phrenologists have assigned to a protuberance under the ear the faculty of "vitativeness" or love of life and some of them assume that in ...

    Article : 306 words
  17. MACHINE FOR SKIPPING.

    A skipping machine has just been placed on the market that not only turns the rope, but also records the number of "skips." The middle ...

    Article : 110 words
  18. UPHOLDING THEIR HONOUR.

    Terence was a healthy "gorson" with a voracious appetite, "attiny hour [?] the day or noight." Recently he astonished his mother ...

    Article : 83 words
  19. A DRY JOB.

    Teddy's favourite team had won the match, and after supper he went down the street in order to discuss matters with some acquaintances. ...

    Article : 90 words
  20. COAL CONSUMPTION AFFECTING CLIMATE.

    The furnaces of the world are now burning about 2,000,000,000 tons of coal a year. When this is burned, uniting with oxygen, it adds about ...

    Article : 68 words
  21. DOCTORS' FEES.

    Discussing the fees obtained by doctors to-day with those which they formerly received, a Paris contemporary observes that it may be true that ...

    Article : 292 words
  22. PLENTY OF ROOM NEEDED.

    One of the greatest mistakes any poultry-keeper can make is to overcrowd the sleeping quarters of the fowls. Some people think that the ...

    Article : 172 words
  23. NEW RUSSIAN TUNNEL.

    Swiss engineers have convinced the Russian Government that it is perfectly feasible to bore a tunnel through the Caucasian Mountains near Tiflis ...

    Article : 121 words
  24. A TOO CLEVER FORGERY.

    While it is no easy matter for a violin maker to rival the famous Stradivarius instruments ,an American maker once did this, and did it in so ...

    Article : 240 words
  25. BACKING HIS CLAIM.

    Denis surprised some of the warehouse staff by turning up one morning "dhressed loike a lord-claen collar, hair dhressed till a 'T' an' all the ...

    Article : 104 words
  26. GOING STRAIGHT.

    During the winter time, when nothing could be done in agricultural work, Phil proposed to put into execution a long cherished plan of altering ...

    Article : 111 words
  27. NO SPILT WATER.

    A good idea is utilised by the American railroad men to prevent water spilling from a bucket while it is being carried on a moving train ...

    Article : 111 words
  28. NOW YOU CAN GUT YOUR HAIR.

    Some men would almost as soon sit in a dentist's as in a barber's chair. These men shave themselves and wish they could mow their own hair. A ...

    Article : 113 words
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