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  2. FAR AND NEAR.

    The "American Ink Maker," of January last, tells this:—"A shipment of alcohol disguised as ink by the addition of 1 per cent, linseed oil and 4 per cent. harmless ...

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  3. OUR FISHERIES.

    Our fisheries are like a ship waiting for a flood-tide to take it over the bar into deep water. That tide is research, and it flows to fortune. ...

    Article : 1,360 words
  4. DENIZENS OF THE BUSH.

    In forwarding some red and black beetles "W.B." (West Perth), writes:—"These insects when annoyed discharge a smoky gas which one of my workmates considers ...

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  5. GENTILITY AND A GOLD RUSH.

    There was about the early days of the Swan River Colony an air of gentility. That was a genteel period. Colonists might live in huts, but very proud and very ... [ILLUSTRATED]

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  6. AUSTRALIAN PRELATES.

    If the days of "proud prelates" and "prancing pro-consuls" have, in Australia passed into the, limbo of forgotten things, public interest throughout the ...

    Article : 1,650 words
  7. THE PLIMSOLL MARK.

    The British Government will issue invitations shortly for an international conference on the load line for merchant ships, a matter which has assumed great ...

    Article : 1,425 words
  8. EAST REJECTS WEST.

    Guarding the ashes of a lost cause and nourishing the hope that his country will vet call him back to point its destiny, Amanullah of Afghanistan has found ...

    Article : 1,604 words
  9. GENEVA, CITY OF THE NATIONS

    There are cities, as there are individuals, of destiny. Jerusalem is the greatest of these, but not the least remarkable is Geneva, the secluded Swiss town that has ... [ILLUSTRATED]

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    Henry Irving was wholly given over to his art. Miss Violet Vanbrough says: "In his search for the best, money meant nothing. He would buy a costly edition ...

    Article : 281 words
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    Bulwer-Lytton, the novelist, was at one time interested in Spiritualism, but was disgusted at the vulgarity, of it: "He would describe a typical conversation between ...

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    An overseas visitor to London, in his reverence for Francis Thompson's poems, made a pilgrimage to the Skiddaw Arms. Kilburn where the author of the "Hound ...

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    A little London street presented a strange scene recently, for outside many of the tiny houses were beautiful shrines which had been made by the occupants in ...

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