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  2. How You Can Help.

    Australia is again asked to assist in the conduct of the war by subscribing to another War Loan—the amount asked for being £18,000,000 ...

    Article : 489 words
  3. Where Babies Never Die.

    There is a town in Southern France, called Villiers-le-Duc where no baby under a year old has died in ten years, and where, in the same period, no- mother has died in giving ...

    Article : 161 words
  4. Discovered.

    A mechanic, with the intention of enjoying a practical joke, pasted the figures of two donkeys on the dead wall opposite to his t workshop, and under the figures he wrote in ...

    Article : 148 words
  5. Books for Millionaires.

    A complete unabridged edition of Barton's translation of the ' Arabian Nights' was publisbed in London at three hundred guineas about fifteen years ago. It was printed on ...

    Article : 232 words
  6. Advertising

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    Advertising : 1,055 words
  7. Hit the Right Spot.

    A Wesleyan chapel in a Cheshire village was in a vary dilapidated ond [?]tion, and a meeting was called to discuss the subject repairs. The squire was present, and great ...

    Article : 132 words
  8. Living Barometer.

    A leech confined in a glass jar of water will prove an excellent weather prophet. If the weather is to continue fine the leech lies motionless at the bottom of the vial and ...

    Article : 166 words
  9. Big Gun Silencers.

    Several things give away the position of a big gnu when it is fired, the two chief being the noise and the smoke. Thanks to smokeless powder, however, the latter has ...

    Article : 204 words
  10. Mary Went in Alone.

    'Come, John, let us go to church this morning.' 'No, Mary, I'll not go ; you will do for both of us.' And Mary went alone. ...

    Article : 288 words
  11. Likewise.

    An old French shoemaker, who it was ported nothing could frighten, was put to the test by two young men.- One of them pre- tended to be dead, and the other, going to ...

    Article : 199 words
  12. Milk at 6s a Quart.

    The milk of the female ass is often given to in al[?]ds. It is usually retailed at 6s a quart, which, at the rate of two pints every 24 hours—the quantity generally ordered by ...

    Article : 190 words
  13. The Castle of Hapsburg.

    There is a legend that the ancient castle of Hapsburg, overlooking the Rhine, was founded in 1020, and was without surrounding walls for defensive purposes—a strange ...

    Article : 169 words
  14. Recruiting Campaign.

    New and attractive methods of enlistment having been arranged in connection with the Recruiting Campaign, it is expected that this will be of material benefit to fellow townsmen ...

    Article : 432 words
  15. Why Your Hairs Stand on End.

    Thousands of years ago man in his savage state, who was better able to control his muscles than modern man, bristled his hair out to look fierce and dangerous. Our ...

    Article : 622 words
  16. Slave of the Broom.

    She always kept everything perfeetly clean, From the cellar clear up to the top ; For neatness and order she surely was keen,. And no one could get her to stop. ...

    Article : 191 words
  17. Are Sweets Necessary?

    Several questions have recently been put to Mr McKenna, concerning the sugar sup ply, but one aspect of the present shortage seems for some reason to have been ...

    Article : 365 words
  18. The Greengrocer's Wooing.

    Dear Barbara,—I love you very much ; oh say you will be mine. A very happy pair we'll make ; my heart for you doth pine. Oh, lettuce make a match, my dear ; most ...

    Article : 172 words
  19. A One-Legged Man.

    The other day, at Glasgow, the police had-occasion to interrogate a one-legged man selling papers at the corner of a street He was wearing the Victoria Cross. Further ...

    Article : 142 words
  20. More than Half Shot.

    The old soldier was telling of his thrilling adventures on the field of battle to a party of young fellows, one or two of whom. were seeptic I as to his veracity. ...

    Article : 128 words
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