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  2. FOREIGN SEAMEN ON BRITISH SHIPS.

    British sbips are no longer manned by Britons. The hordes of foreigners who infest the service—Europeans of every race, Lascars—Indians and ...

    Article : 187 words
  3. FOOTBALL.

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    Detailed lists, results, guides : 1,452 words
  4. HUNTING IN NEPAL.

    The method of shooting when the Maharajah of Nepal gives a big shooting-party is that two or three regiments of soldiers are sent down ...

    Article : 535 words
  5. COST OF TRANSATLANTIC LINERS.

    The first cost of Transatlantic passenger steamers has been increased enormously during the last forty years. In 1874 a 15-knot steamer ...

    Article : 245 words
  6. WORLD-WIDE NOTES.

    An ingenious adaptation of the sanitary drinking idea to the old-fashioned country pump receiving its supply of water from a well, has ...

    Article : 116 words
  7. OPIUM.

    Opium is the milky juice which exudes from the seed-pods of the "papaver somniferum," the somniferous, or white, poppy. ...

    Article : 577 words
  8. A MOUSTACHE THAT MADE A FORTUNE

    The story of how a man made a fortune out of a moustache is as interesting as it is remarkable. Some twenty years ago there was ...

    Article : 661 words
  9. TANTALUM WRITING PENS.

    The excellent properties of tantalum suggested the idea of using this metal for writing pens. Most of the pens now used are of steel, ...

    Article : 242 words
  10. TOMB OF OMAR KHAYYAM.

    Professor A. V. Williams Jackson, of Columbia University, in his new book just published, tells of a visit be paid to the tomb of Omar ...

    Article : 851 words
  11. POSTAGE STAMPS.

    Ninety nine out of every hundred persons would probably ascribe the honour of having invented the postage stamp to Rowland Hill, but every ...

    Article : 639 words
  12. DIAMONDS IN AUSTRALIA.

    It may come as a surprise to many people to learn that there is valuable field being worked in Australia, and parcels of diamonds are regularly ...

    Article : 209 words
  13. TRAMSFORMATION OF CENTRAL SOUTH AMERICA.

    Mr. John D. Leckie has an article in January number of "Chambers's Journal"—which commences a new volume of this excellent monthly— ...

    Article : 313 words
  14. RICHMOND RIFLE CLUB NO. 312

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    Detailed lists, results, guides : 193 words
  15. FISHING AT BIARRITZ.

    In the neighbourhood of Biarritz, in South-Western France, an original method of taking fish from the sea has heen invented by the inhabitants ...

    Article : 149 words
  16. LURING WILD ANIMALS.

    The Indians have a call or tole for nearly every animal. They can bring a fox right up to within 20 yards by making a sibilant noise ...

    Article : 341 words
  17. THE COLISEUM.

    The Coliseum is of brick, faced with stone. The Pantheon is brick, a coarse grey brick in texture like a potter's sagger; and its dome, the ...

    Article : 350 words
  18. A NEW TYPE OF TEA STRAINER.

    The ordinary tea strainer has the disadvantage of retaining a small quantity of tea in the mesh which then drips on the tablecloth. This ...

    Article : 244 words
  19. ROWING

    Since the removal of the local Rowing Club to aquatic headquarters—Yarra Brink, City— unique success has attended the ...

    Article : 129 words
  20. MAGIC MILLIONS.

    Thirty million pounds, according to figures gleaned from the New York tax-books, represent the total value of land and buildings on Manhattan ...

    Article : 187 words
  21. CYNICAL.

    Photographer: "I have been taking some moving pictures of life on your farm." Farmer: "Did you catch my ...

    Article : 105 words
  22. HAD LOST OTHERS.

    A man was brought up at the local police-court by a farmer, and accused of stealing some ducks. The farmer said he should know them anywhere, ...

    Article : 98 words
  23. PERHAPS.

    "The dog," said the pseudo-scientific boarder, "steers himself with his tail, to a considerable degree." "Uses it to guide his wandering ...

    Article : 30 words
  24. CONFIRMATION.

    Mrs. Citily: "Bridget, who was that at the door just now?" Bridget: "A leddy wantin' to know if we had furnished rooms." ...

    Article : 53 words
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