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  2. VISCOUNTESS BEACONSFIELD.

    A long article by Mr James Sykes, in the August issue of the "Gentleman's Magazine," has revived public interest in the story of the antecedents of the late ...

    Article : 1,552 words
  3. HORTICULTURAL

    The grafting of grape vines may be proceeded with as soon as the buds show signs of starting into growth. In selecting the scions, use only those ...

    Article : 842 words
  4. THE LADIES' COLUMN.

    There came a message to the vine, A whisper to the tree, The blue bird saw the secret sign And merrily sang he ...

    Article : 143 words
  5. WIT AND HUMOR.

    The poor being always with us, it is fortunate that they are so much more tolerable than the rich. Spectator: Well, a man needs patience when ...

    Article : 1,284 words
  6. PRESCRIBED.

    When you seem to want to worry—Take a laugh. Do not fret and foam and hurry—Take a laugh. ...

    Article : 42 words
  7. IMPERFECT SYMPATHIES

    My Dear I have been so worried all to-day by the thought that you don't really know me. I fear it is my fault. I know I am ...

    Article : 1,540 words
  8. CRICKET.—PLACES AND PARTS FOR PEOPLE AS PLAYERS.

    For a Bookmaker-Anything on the field. For a Tar-By the pitch. For a Hatter—Bowler. For a Stockbroker—"Cover" point. ...

    Article : 64 words
  9. NOTHING TO WEAR.

    Husband (kindly): My dear, you have nothing decent to wear, have you? Wife (with alacrity): No, indeed, I haven't; not a thing. I'd be ashamed to be seen ...

    Article : 84 words
  10. AUSTRALIAN SPONGES.

    Although the existence of various kinds of sponge on the Australian coast has been known for many years the possibility of cultivating those ...

    Article : 610 words
  11. USEFUL HINTS.

    Flat Irons should not be allowed to be come red-hot, for they never retain the heat properly afterwards. Stains in marble basins, caused by the ...

    Article : 498 words
  12. THE NEW THAMES TUNNEL

    According to the "Westminster Bludget," what another London newspaper describes as a "subaqueous passage," a "subaqueous roadway," ...

    Article : 1,025 words
  13. JAUNTY JO'BERG.

    Johannesburg, to-day, needs the fearless and puissant pen of Zola to paint its incomparable features. Even so great an artist would find an embarrassment of ...

    Article : 695 words
  14. SCIENCE AND THE TOILET.

    Hair consists chiefly of a subsance called keratin. This is nearly identical with the compound found in horns, hoofs, and hides, which is popularly styled ...

    Article : 477 words
  15. THE GOLD COAST.

    It is Interesting to note that as long ago as 1470 the Portuguese, the original discoverers of the land, conferred upon one of their earliest settlements the name of ...

    Article : 555 words
  16. THE FLOWER GARDEN.

    When sowing flower seeds in the borders near the dwelling house, I would advise putting in a few seeds of the night scented stock (Mathiola Bicornis). It ...

    Article : 295 words
  17. ABOUT THE COWBOYS.

    We do not seem to hear quite so much about the cowboy as we used to do, but that very interesting individual seems still to be about-riding as far, ...

    Article : 400 words
  18. SCIENCE AND HEALTH

    Strip the room of all fabrics. Bake these in a properly-constructed kiln. If this is impracticable, boil them. If either process would spoil the fabrics, destroy ...

    Article : 205 words
  19. THE CONSERVATORY AND POT PLANTS.

    Disbud the weak growths of allamandas and tie in the strong shoots. Stephanotis and dipladenias should be kept thoroughly clean, and the shoots neatly tied ...

    Article : 381 words
  20. A SLIGHT MISTAKE.

    Hostess: Why, Mr Smith. I've hardly seen you all the evening! Now, I particularly want you to come and hear a whistling solo by my husband. ...

    Article : 54 words
  21. MECHANICALLY.

    Judge: And what did the prisoner say when you told him that you would have him arrested? Complianant: He answered mechanically, yer ...

    Article : 36 words
  22. MUST DO SOMETHING.

    Magistrate: How comes it that you dared to break into this gentleman's house in the of night? Prisoner: Why your Worship the ...

    Article : 46 words
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