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  2. HISTORIC HOAXES.

    Hoaxes dot the pages of history. After they have played an important, if ludicrous, part for the time being, and have only ceased to do so when they were discovered to be hoaxes. ... [ILLUSTRATED]

    Article : 556 words
  3. A SOCIAL PROBLEM.

    Annie S. Swan has been enlightening the British public through one of the magazines with her views on the question: Should widows remarry? ...

    Article : 646 words
  4. AN AUSTRALIAN COMPOSER.

    In demeanour, affable and debonair; in stature, somewhat short, but splendidly symmetrical; in facial appearance, a decided brunette with large, sympathetic, dark eyes, ... [ILLUSTRATED]

    Article : 736 words
  5. THE BUSH CHILD.

    A footstep crunched the gritty soil, and from among the bush trees a man appeared. He was a regular "bushle" in dress, and were a shaggy,ill-kept board. ...

    Article : 1,227 words
  6. MONTE CARLO.

    "The man who broke the bank at Monte Cane is familiar to everybody. But few people who lilt the catching air of the music hall song have, any idea of the magnitude of ...

    Article : 596 words
  7. AT THE CIRCUS.

    "Hello, Jones! You're a nice one to preach Early to bed and early to rise you are exclaimed the stout man, as he ran his eye over the pit in search of a seat. ...

    Article : 828 words
  8. EIGHT MILLION POUNDS.

    The land of the Stars and Stripes is a country of big things. And the St. Louie World's Fair is going to be amongst some of its biggest undertakings. In its own ...

    Article : 301 words
  9. TEARS AND TOAST.

    At the breakfast-table, 9 a.m. (Jack, on one side of the table, devours eggs and toast in sulky silence behind a newspaper. Edith, on the opposite side, parades a ... [ILLUSTRATED]

    Article : 556 words
  10. THE LADY CANDIDATE.

    Young--rather too young perhaps for the seriousness of party political warfare; slight--almost too frail one would imagine for the task she has set herself; about the average ...

    Article : 292 words
  11. FRY'S "DOUBLE CENTURY."

    A cricket cable of Friday last tells that C. B. ("Champion Bat" or "Century Builder") Fry, playing for Sussex against Kent, scored 138 in the first Innings, and 101 not out in the ...

    Article : 233 words
  12. ALKALI IKE.

    Do I look a dead man?" The question was shot at the Editor of the Bad Lands "Bazoo" by a man of ferocious, aspect, who entered the sanctum in a great ...

    Article : 352 words
  13. ESCAPED A SIREN.

    M. Le Roux, a French lecturer, visited the United States recently, and apparently fell foul of what s known as "American humour," but did not recognise it as such, and put down ...

    Article : 262 words
  14. THE FEMALE VOTER.

    Sing Ho! for the new female voter, The lass with political rights--The woman who drives her own motor, And the girl at the circus in tights! ...

    Article : 224 words
  15. MARRYING THE DEAD.

    Everyone has heard of marriages in prison. Women have contrived to marry by proxy men condemned to suffer death on the scaffold. Death-bed marriages are almost daily ...

    Article : 318 words
  16. SOUTH AFRICAN DIAMONDS.

    All around and about Pretoria are the diamonds (writes a correspondent from Pretoria), They are digging them out literally in shovelsful at the Premier mine, which is 20 ...

    Article : 215 words
  17. FLED IN HORROR.

    "Mary," said the cook to the housemaid, "they tell me it is all over between you and the policeman. Oh, I do hope it Isn't true, dealer. He's such a nice young man!" ...

    Article : 171 words
  18. TOOK HER AT HER WORD.

    A woman, whose husband went to work early, overslept one morning after he had gone, and woke to hear a loud rat-tat at the door. Thinking it was the postman she shouted ...

    Article : 118 words
  19. NEARLY DROWNED HIM.

    A stout, elderly lady was recently bathing at Coogee. She gave quite a Juvenile screamlet as each wave of the incoming tide made a vain attempt to lift her from her ...

    Article : 114 words
  20. WORSE THAN A GARRET.

    He opened the door cautiously, and poking in his head in a sort of suggestive way as if there was more to follow, inquired: "Is this the editorial rinktum?" ...

    Article : 85 words
  21. MUSIC FOR THE PEOPLE.

    The Newtown Braes Band, under the conductorship of Mr. G. O'Shea, A.L.C.M., will perform a programme of music in the Rotunda, Outer Domain, to-day. commencing at ...

    Article : 32 words
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