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  2. CHOOSING THE RING.

    I looked at an amethyst first, dear— 'Twas so like your violet eyes, Dreamy and soft, yet deep and clear, The very hue of the skies ...

    Article : 247 words
  3. THE AUSTRALIAN MUTUAL PROVIDENT SOCIETY.

    The following brief account of the rise and progress of the Australian Mutual Provident Society was lately published by the Commercial World, of London, in reviewing a new book ...

    Article : 715 words
  4. H.R.H. PRINCESS ALEXANDRA OF WALES.

    There is a great deal of the romance of royalty in the family of the future Queen of England. An uncle of the Princess's was married to the divorced wife of the last King ...

    Article : 1,806 words
  5. EXCITING SCENE IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS.

    The House of Commons was, on the 14th June, the scone of a confused melee, which more than equalled any of those disturbances witnessed during the existence of the last ...

    Article : 921 words
  6. MR. PLIMSOLL ON GRAIN CARGOES.

    The select committee appointed by the House of Commons on the Merchant Shipping Bill met on 10th June; Mr. Chamberlain in the chair. The first evidence was given by Mr. T. ...

    Article : 741 words
  7. FUNERAL OF THE EMPRESS OF RUSSIA.

    The ceremony of transporting the body of the Empress from the palace to the fortress took place on 7th June, in strict accordance with the programme which had been published ...

    Article : 698 words
  8. THE "FIFTEEN" PUZZLE.

    The gem puzzle, or the boss puzzle, or the boss nuisance, whichever it is, has played a serious part in the history of my family and of my friends. In an unfortunate moment, some ...

    Article : 1,004 words
  9. THE WEIGHING SCALES AS THE FAMILY DOCTOR.

    In the elegant little weighing scales in which we can sit and have our weights taken at our railway stations and elsewhere we have a trustworthy index of health and the surest beacon to ...

    Article : 1,014 words
  10. SAILORS' WANT OF ROMANCE.

    Sailors are undoubtedly the least romantic of God's creatures. The beauty of the coast around whieh they travel has no charm for them. A gorg[?]us sunset at sea is simply a signal to ...

    Article : 384 words
  11. STRANGE CAREER OF A BONAPARTE PRINCE.

    A Daily News correspondent writing of the marriage of Prince Roland Bonaparte with Mdlle. Blanc, hoiress of the gentleman who kept the gambling-tables at Monaco, gives the ...

    Article : 774 words
  12. A LONDON MYSTERY.

    A horrible discovery has been made at the residence of Mr. Henriques, 139, Harloy-street, whose family have resided there for nearly a quarter of a century. The butler determined to ...

    Article : 751 words
  13. EXTRAORDINARY MURDER IN SCOTLAND.

    A murder of an altogether unprecedented charactor in the south-west of Scotland, and surrounded by mysterious circumstances, was committed early on Tuesday morning in the village ...

    Article : 1,620 words
  14. A CALCULATING PRODIGY.

    A boy, whose mental powers produce astonishment among those who pay him a visit, is now in Paris. His name is Inaudi. He is 14 years of ago, born in Piedmont, and four months ago ...

    Article : 534 words
  15. EXPLAINING A JOKE.

    He came into the office modostly and shyly, as was bofitting, and asked to see the man who put jokes in tho Advertiser. The joker was engaged in reading some very exciting tables of trade ...

    Article : 480 words
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