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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Terence was a healthy "gorson" with a voracious appetite, "attiny hour [?] the day or noight." Recently he astonished his mother ...Article : 83 words
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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