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  2. MENTAL FOOD

    This is pre-eminently the age of patent foods. On every hand one sees more or less artistic posters announcing that baby becomes beefy by partaking of ...

    Article : 1,303 words
  3. THE RUSSIAN ZEMSTVOS

    The following is the full text of the resolutions carried at the meeting, last November, of the conference of the Russian Zenistvos, freely translated for ...

    Article : 936 words
  4. SIEGE OF METZ

    The fall of Port Arthur naturally recalls the last really great capitulation of which history holds the record. The mind, in thinking of these great disasters ...

    Article : 1,424 words
  5. THE LADIES' COLUMN.

    All day long on the highway, The King's fleet couriers, ride; You may hear the tread of their horses sped Over the country side. ...

    Article : 213 words
  6. THE HUMORIST

    He: When I married my wife's eyesight was very poor. She: Yes; it must have been. Son: Father, what makes the earth move? Father: Because it is cheaper than paying rent. ...

    Article : 1,584 words
  7. GIRL AND THE LAW

    The appeal to the Court of Appeal from the order of the Divorce Court judge refusing leave to Phyllis Danby to see her mother or write to or receive a letter ...

    Article : 637 words
  8. THE STONE LION.

    "I visited Russia, Germany, Austria, Italy—"Indeed! So you saw Venice?" "I should think so!" "Did you see the Lion of St. Mark?" ...

    Article : 94 words
  9. HORTICULTURAL.

    Last week I gave a few hints on the picking of fruit. Careful storing is also very essential if the best results are to be obtained. Apples and pears are too ...

    Article : 358 words
  10. AN EASY REMEDY.

    An old farmer, whose farm is situated a short distance from Dumfries, has been terribly annoyed with tramps sleeping in his barn. While hearing evidence against two ...

    Article : 75 words
  11. NO TELEGRAPH FROM HIS BRAINS.

    A schoolmaster told his pupils that when ever they moved an arm or leg it was in response to a message from the brain. "The brain always sends a message down ...

    Article : 188 words
  12. GOSSIP.

    English fashion papers announce that the Marie Stuart coiffure is the latest novelty in hairdressing. "The hair literally shines as a result of much ... [ILLUSTRATED]

    Article : 79 words
  13. FROM THEIR COLLEGE.

    A certain college at Cambridge is largely patronised by colored gentlemen who come to England to complete their education. It is related that a white member of this ...

    Article : 101 words
  14. GOOD ENOUGH FOR THE JUDGE.

    Not long ago a serious case of assault was tried in a certain town in the south of Ireland. "Tell his Lordship and the jury what actually happened." said the plaintiff's ...

    Article : 124 words
  15. USEFUL HINTS.

    Bait traps with sunflower seeds, and you will soon get rid of rats and mice. An easy way to soften hard water delightfully is to throw orange peel into it ...

    Article : 351 words
  16. ONE POINT FORGOTTEN.

    Gasser was recounting the exploits of his Continental trip. "When I was in Cologne Cathedral," he said, "I met the German Emperor. I went to him and spoke to him." ...

    Article : 58 words
  17. THE KITCHEN GARDEN.

    Vegetable marrows, cucumbers, melons, and plants of this description, should be growing freely, and will need plenty of moisture at the root. Want of ...

    Article : 320 words
  18. BLACK AND GREEN.

    A gentleman engaged a negro servant to burn the lawn for the purpose of getting rid of the old withered grass. While the negro was busily engaged in the work that he had ...

    Article : 111 words
  19. THE BISHOP MARVELLED.

    The late Sir John Macdonald, Premier of Canada, was at a reception in the West, and among the gathering was a bishop from Belgium. While the party were being escorted ...

    Article : 93 words
  20. A MURDEROUS BURGLAR

    At Glamorgan Assizes, Swansea, before Mr Justice Bray, Eric Lange, 30, a Russian seaman, was indicted fob the wilful minder of John Emby Jones landlord of ...

    Article : 358 words
  21. DROPPING THE PILOT.

    "Where did you go?" "We didn't go anywhere. Leastways, we went to see the football match in the afternoon." "But your wife hardly enjoyed that, did she?" "Didn't ...

    Article : 77 words
  22. HIS FOWLHOUSE.

    It was a ramshackle little branch railway, but it was the best they had in the neighborhood, and they had to put up with it. An old farmer was expecting a fowl-house to reach ...

    Article : 122 words
  23. THE FLOWER GARDEN.

    Many deciduous trees and shrubs, with golden or variegated foliage, occasoinally revert wholly, and frequently in part, to the original green-leaved type from ...

    Article : 266 words
  24. HOMELY FARE.

    Spring Soup.—Ingredients: Half a white-hearted cabbage, two leeks, a stick of celery, one carrot, one turnip, one small cauliflower, two quarts of ...

    Article : 529 words
  25. TRICK THAT FAILED.

    A story used to be told at Cairo of the late Sir Richard Owen, who often sojourned in Egypt. The great naturalist was seated in the shade on the verandah at Sheppard's Hotel ...

    Article : 116 words
  26. MARK SPOKE.

    When Mark Twain was travelling home from South Africa to England, a young fellow, during dinner one evening, was telling lion-hunting stories. They were unusually tall ones, ...

    Article : 94 words
  27. PAT'S COMETS.

    Pat: Did yez see the comet the other day. Moike? Moike: Comet. Phwat's that at all? Pat: D'yez really mane to tell me that yen don't know what a comet is? Whoy, it's ...

    Article : 81 words
  28. YOUTHFUL HOOLIGAN

    A typical young hooligan occupied the dock at Southwark on December 1st. Red-haired, pale-face, and with a tilted nose, John Shanley, 13, leaned back with ...

    Article : 302 words
  29. £30,000 IN DISPUTE

    In the Court of Appeal, the other day, a decision was given which will enrich Metropolitan police charities to the extent of L30,000 ...

    Article : 263 words
  30. A LOAD OF SMOKE.

    An Irishman, in search of a situation, went to the gasworks. As he was walking down the yard he was met by the foreman . "What do you want?" asked that personage. "I want ...

    Article : 310 words
  31. THE CONSERVATORY AND POT PLANTS.

    Gloxinias and achimenes when coming into flower should be assisted by the application of weak liquid manure. Those growing in shallow pans and wire ...

    Article : 275 words
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