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  2. AN INFANT NATION

    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
  3. THE HUMORIST.

    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
  4. HORTICULTURAL.

    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
  5. TRIUMPHS OF EVE

    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
  6. THE LADIES' COLUMN

    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
  7. HE WOULD TAKE HER ANYWAY.

    "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
  8. DEATHLINESS OF FACE POWDER.

    "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
  9. GOSSIP

    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
  10. THE GIRL AND THE BISHOP.

    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
  11. TIME HE WAS OUT.

    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
  12. NEW BOOTS AND SHOES WHICH PINCH.

    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
  13. SOLVING THE DIFFICULTY.

    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
  14. DELICATELY PUT.

    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
  15. A CURE FOR SORE THROAT.

    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
  16. THE KITCHEN GARDEN.

    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
  17. A GUID RECIPE.

    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
  18. CLEANING SINKS.

    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
  19. ABOUT HATS.

    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
  20. AN ITALIAN LIBERATOR

    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
  21. NOT NEEDED AFTER SABBATH.

    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
  22. THE FLOWER GARDEN.

    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
  23. A NEW KIND OF WOOL.

    Scene—A school examination in Renfrewshire. Inspector: Where do shawls come from? Scholar: Shetland. ...

    Article : 43 words
  24. THE INSPECTOR WRIGGLED.

    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
  25. AN IMPEDIMENT.

    "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
  26. DRUNK OR ILL

    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
  27. THE CONSERVATORY AND POT PLANTS.

    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
  28. "FULL DRESS."

    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
  29. HE MANAGED IT.

    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
  30. WHEN HE FELT IT.

    "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
  31. ON HIS WEDDING DAY

    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
  32. SOMETHING FUNNY TO LOOK AT.

    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
  33. AT THE ANGLERS' EXPENSE.

    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
  34. MORTAL ENEMIES.

    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
  35. ALL THE DIFFERENCE.

    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
  36. USEFUL HINTS.

    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
  37. OUR LANGUAGE.

    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
  38. VERY PREVALENT.

    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
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