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  2. The Scientific Reporter.

    A RATHER singular-looking young man entered the city editor's room. That dignitary was in and was the objective point of the young man's visit. ...

    Article : 1,286 words
  3. Bill Nye Depicts El Mahdi.

    THIS great heathen and full-blown prophet was once a poor boy, without a dollar in his pocket. Years ago, when little Mahdi used to snare suckers along the White Nile, no one ...

    Article : 808 words
  4. Flotsam and Jetsam.

    AT last the "Grand Old" Premier leaves his colleagues in the lurch, While "proud defiant" Salisbury assumes the vacant perch; ...

    Article : 342 words
  5. Facts and Fancies

    A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.—HUDIBRAS. THERE is one peculiar feature about a scandal. Every statement but the true one is readily ...

    Article : 1,075 words
  6. The Lay of the Diprotodon.

    I DWELL in a black gully deep; My bones they are scattered around, And are daily trod over by sheep- Into dust they will soon all be ground. ...

    Article : 586 words
  7. A Yankee in a Strange City.

    SANTIAGO DE CUBA is a very strange city. The houses and stores are so built that the walls can be almost entirely thrown open, while the interiors have courts that are ...

    Article : 271 words
  8. Misplaced Benevolence.

    A BENEVOLENT gentleman, while waiting for a street-car, was approached by a negro who asked him for a nickel. The gentleman had only a nickel, but there was something so ...

    Article : 109 words
  9. Why There Will Be No War.

    "IT's no use talking," said a John-street jeweller to a Broad-street broker, "Russia will not tight." "What makes you think so?" ...

    Article : 67 words
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