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    My little girl is eight to-day— That is, she's just twice four; Or four times two, perhaps you'll say; And maybe that's a better way ...

    Article : 219 words
  3. A Safety Shoe for Car Trucks.

    We illustrate an invention providing means whereby, should the wheels of a ear, or locomotive jump the track, neither would be derailed, but would slide upon the track until the brakes could ... [ILLUSTRATED]

    Article : 244 words

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    Article : 23 words
  5. An Expanding Pulley.

    By means of the mechanism shown in our illustration, the speed of a belt-driver pulley may be increased or diminished without shifting, the belt, or stopping the machine. In the supporting ... [ILLUSTRATED]

    Article : 363 words
  6. Thimble, Needle, and Thread.

    A thimble, a needle, and a piece of thread were all lying on a lady's work-table together. Now, the needle had rather a hasty temper, and could give sharp pricks when it pleased; and ...

    Article : 236 words
  7. Simple Toys.

    An amusing toy may be made of old corks in the following way: Cut them into round slices, bore them through the centre, and string them on round elastic to represent the body of a snake. ...

    Article : 235 words
  8. Children Great and Good.

    Of all the famous men who have lived in the world, none ever achieved such early and complete celebrity as the Admirable Crichton. It was said during his lifetime that if a man lived a ...

    Article : 1,542 words
  9. Fatal Railway Accident.

    A shocking railway accident occurred on the new railway line near Gordon. North Shore, shortly before 5 p.m. on Thursday, January 10, when a navvy named, John Lyons met with a ...

    Article : 140 words
  10. A Wife Suicides.

    A magisterial inquiry was held at Ballan (Vic), before Mr. E. Blake, J.P., concerning the death of a woman named Lee, who committed suicide by drowning herself in a waterhole. Frederick ...

    Article : 162 words
  11. A Ketch Foundered.

    The ketch integrity, timber-laden, bound from Camden. Haven for Sydney, sprang a leak last week, about 25 miles north-east of Barranjoey lighthouse, and the crew, being unable to keep the ...

    Article : 136 words



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