A special correspondent of the "Detroit Tribune," who has inquired into the circumstances of the establishment of the new republic of Panama, writes ...Article : 1,723 words
The wisest man will gladly borrow, From wit and mirth surcease from sorrow. Lots of things are called human nature when they should be called cussedness. ...Article : 1,127 words
Sometimes fruit trees grow and fruit indifferently. When such is the case, no time should be lost in tracing the cause, for, in the majority of instances, it can be ...Article : 401 words
Among the many changes of the time, one of the most beneficent, undoubtedly, is the greater independence and self-reliance of women. ...Article : 2,276 words
What is the best a friend can be To any soul, to you or me, Not only shelter, comfort, rest—Inmost refreshment, unexpressed. ...Article : 107 words
"Would you still want me to be your wife it my father was a poor man?" asked the beautiful heiress. "Yes," the duke replied, after a little ...Article : 48 words
"The question is now being agitated," began Mr Victimiser, folding his paper, "as to which is the more fatal to mankind, gunpowder or face powder?" ...Article : 83 words
Skim-milk is said to be very good for washing over floor-cloth. The latter should be well dried afterwards, and polished in the usual manner. If this ...Article : 149 words
This story is told by a woman who says she got it first hand. A bishop was walking in the country and met a growing girl tending some pigs. His ...Article : 89 words
Canvasser: I've come, ma'am, to solicit your vote for Mr Stickinthemud. Old Lady: Wha's that? A dinna seem the ken that name. ...Article : 57 words
The uncomfortable pressure sometimes felt when first wearing new foot-gear may, according to a home journal, be removed by laying a cloth moistened with ...Article : 72 words
Some navvies one morning, noticing by the town clock that they would be late for their work, came to a halt and discussed what they should do. They were coming to no ...Article : 74 words
Westwood: Funny thing about that stag. He was at least a mile away when I shot him, and I hit him within an inch of the spot. I aimed for. ...Article : 52 words
An English journal recommends a baked orange as an excellent cure for a sore throat. The fruit should be eaten just before going to bed. ...Article : 30 words
A good sowing of broad beans may be made at the present time. For the Autumn sowing a moderately dry position should be selected. Broad beans do ...Article : 273 words
An Englishman spending a holiday in the Highlands of Scotland for the first time determined to take back home with him something for his friends which must be purely ...Article : 197 words
A greasy sink is said to be easily cleaned by rubbing, it well over with a flannel previously dipped in paraffin oil. ...Article : 24 words
Straw of all colors is largely used for autumn hats. In some cases a straw hat is trimmed entirely with straw of another color. The winter ... [ILLUSTRATED]Article : 232 words
The official life of one of the few surviving Liberators of Italy is at last brought to a close by the decree which King Victor Emmanuel has just issued placing the ...Article : 415 words
The "meenister" of Gleed Parish was walking one misty night through the village street when he fell into a deep hole on the top of the water pipes, which were in a state of ...Article : 199 words
The planting of bulbs should be pushed on with as fast as possible. The anemone or windflowers are old-fashioned subjects of great beauty. The anemone family is ...Article : 276 words
Scene—A school examination in Renfrewshire. Inspector: Where do shawls come from? Scholar: Shetland. ...Article : 43 words
A teacher was giving a lesson before the inspector. The subject was "Iron." The teacher was endeavoring to obtain the name of the subject lesson from the scholars by ...Article : 93 words
"Why don't you marry Miss Kitty if you are so much in love with her?" "I would, were it not for an unfortunate impediment in her speech." ...Article : 299 words
Is it possible to distinguish between drunkenness and illness? The "man in the street" will answer "Of course," and think the question superfluous. As a ...Article : 467 words
Success in growing pot plants depends largely in judicious watering, since what is just enough moisture at one time may be sufficient to cause serious injury ...Article : 439 words
When one of Mark Twain's daughters was a small miss she gave evidence of unconscious humor that delighted her father. As a reward for being good she was once allowed her first ...Article : 81 words
He was the new office boy, and had just returned from the post with a beaming countenance. "Well, you succeeded in getting those two letters in all right?" Office Boy: "Yes, ...Article : 97 words
"I owe more comfort," said Mr Moore. "to my shoemaker than I do to any other man." "Why, how is that?" said Mr Wylie, "when you are always complaining about tight ...Article : 57 words
On January 17th, Mr A. W. Wyatt, deputy-coroner, held an inquiry at the Camberwell Coroner's Court respecting the death of John Baker, aged forty-one ...Article : 266 words
A waitress in a certain restaurant is well-known to the patrons of the establishment for her ready wit. An occasional customer went in the other day for a dinner. After receiving ...Article : 110 words
Two anglers, after a day's fishing, called at the Anglers' Rest, and were soon showing off the contents of their baskets to the barmaid, who inquired if it was true that ...Article : 73 words
Once upon a time there were in Paris two papers, the "Razor" and the "Scorpion," which were always going for each other with great ferocity. Every week people bought the "Razor" ...Article : 125 words
Not long ago one of the chief of the paid officials—the general manager, so it is said—of a certain important railway alighted at a little junction station away in the heart of the country. ...Article : 256 words
Wash leathers are easily cleaned. Treat them like flannel, washing them in warm soapsuds till clean. Use several lots of suds, always of the same temperature, till ...Article : 141 words
A Frenchman came to England with the object of making himself master of the tongue, and the following sentence was given him:— "The rough cough and hiccough plough me ...Article : 98 words
Not long ago a certain doctor was called into the house of a working-man whose wife wan ill. When he came downstairs after seeing his patient he was met by a friendly neighbour, ...Article : 122 words
Please choose from the following download options:
Share this item on:
Print page as...
The National Library of Australia's Copies Direct service lets you purchase higher quality, larger sized photocopies or electronic copies of newspapers pages.
Clicking on the Order now button below will open the ordering form in a new window which will allow you to enter the details of your request.
You need to login before you can save preferences.
|Date modified||Old Lines||New Lines|
To help safeguard the users of this service from spam, we require you to enter the characters you see in the following image.
If you can't read the image, click here to listen to the same characters being read.
If you don't want to see the user tests again, sign up for an account - it's free and only takes 2 minutes!
With an account, you can:
To use this feature, your browser must have cookies enabled.