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  2. Ballroom Manners.

    "Mamie." "Yes, Clara." "I've been thinking about you. You won't mind if I speak plainly, will you, my ...

    Article : 874 words
  3. Scientific Notes.

    New York has a talking piano. It is on the phonographic principle of Edison. Asbestos powder made into a thick paste, with liquid silicate of soda, is used in ...

    Article : 432 words
  4. A Mysterious Murder.

    Mr. Bramber and May followed the cook without any unnecessary delay into the kitchen, upon the floor of which lay Welsh, the butler, foaming at the mouth, struggling ...

    Article : 3,226 words
  5. Here & There.

    "While, did you go to Sunday school to-day?" asked the aunt of a youth of rather precocious tendencies. "Yes'm." ...

    Article : 757 words
  6. The Commonplace Woman.

    We have read, as you know, for ages and ages, Of a willowy maiden devoid of a spine, A fabulous, pre-historic young person ...

    Article : 308 words
  7. "Insure Your Life!"

    If the competition -amongst the fire insurance companies has been pretty lively of late, so has that connected with the life insurance people. "Why don't you insure ...

    Article : 536 words
  8. Agricultural, &c.

    Fruit-growers who are about to commence spraying and washing their trees should exercise great care not only in the application, but as to the kind of wash used. There are ...

    Article : 505 words
  9. It Was Awful.

    It was by the merest accident that I happened to hear the following distressing conversation between young Mr. and Mrs. Mushy. They had just returned from' their ...

    Article : 574 words
  10. Facetiæ.

    It is said that Diogenes could sleep soundly, even in a tub, and it is hinted that the old man had policeman's blood running through his veins. ...

    Article : 384 words
  11. A Clever Argument.

    There used to be in practice in one of the southeastern cities of Massachusetts, says the Listener in the Boston Evening Transcript, a well known lawyer, who had a ...

    Article : 351 words
  12. A Sad Sea Story.

    When I was but a little lad, Now many years ago, I sailed away with dear old dad, In a vessel called the "Doe." ...

    Article : 235 words
  13. Mr. Whymper's Blunder.

    Charles Whymper, graver and-animal painter of London, told the following" story a few years ago: "I dined 'at Alderman So-and-So's last night ...

    Article : 303 words
  14. An Adjective.

    The minister was dining with the family, and Bobby thus spoke out—"Ma, what's an adjective?" His mother explained the meaning of the word, and then foolishly asked ...

    Article : 139 words
  15. He Understood.

    Minister—"I hope you are a good little boy, Bobby and always mind your father." Bobby—"Yes, sir; I always do what he tells me to when he begins to call me ...

    Article : 35 words
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