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  2. FROM BURGLAR TO SECRET AGENT.

    The born adventurer had a bad time in the old stolid world that existed before 1914. He was pretty sure to be in constant trouble. He ...

    Article : 1,207 words
  3. COLLATED PARS.

    The silkworm is liable to 100 distinct diseases. A man is generally at his heaviest in his fortieth year. ...

    Article : 670 words
  4. VENICE BOMBED BY MOONLIGHT.

    As I watched, hell's overture began (wrote the special correspondent of the New York "Times," who watched the Austrian bombardment of ...

    Article : 1,436 words
  5. PROPHET OF THE AIR.

    Mr. Frank Hedges Butler, the aeronaut, recalls that nine years ago—on October 13, 1908—describing in a Londan newspaper his impression ...

    Article : 144 words
  6. WOMEN'S AGES.

    To relieve the tedium of a recent homeward voyage, the smoking-room habitues of a Cape steamship invented a new sweepstake. ...

    Article : 285 words
  7. CLOCK WHICH TIMES SPEECHES.

    On the Speaker's desk in the United States House of Representatives is a little clockwork machine, with a dial graduated in minutes from one ...

    Article : 215 words
  8. JADE FROM SILESIA.

    The American Museum of Natural History contains the largest piece of jade (nephrite) ever found in situ, and the largest ever polished, ...

    Article : 134 words
  9. WHAT TO DO.

    To clean a furred kettle, boil a handful of whiting in it for a few hours. Vinegar and salt are excellent for ...

    Article : 274 words
  10. WHY HE NEVER RUSHED.

    Jones: "What a lucky fellow you are, Brown! You always seem to catch your train with such case. You never rush up at the last moment ...

    Article : 66 words
  11. MEAT MARKET.

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    Detailed lists, results, guides : 126 words
  12. ITS NAME.

    In a kindergarten class flags were shown, and in answer to a question a little girl gave the response that was expected of her: "This is the ...

    Article : 50 words
  13. NET PROFIT OF £3,360,950.

    The annual statement of J. and P. Coats, Limited, issued a month ago, shows a net profit, after depreciation deduction and allowing for excess ...

    Article : 120 words
  14. FRUGAL TO THE END.

    Not long ago a certain publication had an idea. Its editor made up a list of thirty men and women distinguished in art, religion, literature, ...

    Article : 115 words
  15. INTERESTING AND INSTRUCTIVE.

    A remarkable story is told of German submarine activity off the Spanish coast. Five U-boats appeared recently off at certain town, ...

    Article : 109 words
  16. INGENIOUS FRENCH INVENTION.

    One of the best defences against the attack of modern infantry has proved to be wire entanglements, thousands of miles of which guard ...

    Article : 158 words
  17. NOT MUCH TO TALK ABOUT.

    There was an explosion of one of the big guns on a battleship not long ago. Shortly afterward one of the sailors who was injured was asked ...

    Article : 89 words
  18. FRANCE'S NOBLE NOBLES.

    The aristocracy of France has eagerly entered the war service of France, the majority of them serving in the ranks. Two thousand one ...

    Article : 112 words
  19. SIGHT RESTORED BY AIR RAID SHOCK.

    Miss Ruby Rugg, a member of the Salvation Army, formerly living at Fishponds, Bristol, had been blind for four years. She first became ...

    Article : 135 words
  20. MISUNDERSTOOD.

    A gentleman who was interviewing a valet asked him, "Why did you leave the last place you lived at?" "Well, sir," replied the valet, "I ...

    Article : 84 words
  21. HONEST AT ALL EVENTS.

    A woman wrote to a Congress man at Washington, to inquire if her son could not be exempt from the draft on the ground that he is left-handed. ...

    Article : 110 words
  22. INGENIOUS SMUGGLERS.

    Describing the smuggling operations of the Swiss and German frontier, a "Times" correspondent says that among articles which have lately ...

    Article : 132 words
  23. CORNWALL'S LOST TIN.

    Taking a modest estimate of past losses, said Sir Lionel Phillips at a conference at the Hotel Metropole, London, there had been mined in ...

    Article : 110 words
  24. NO WONDER.

    The barber, like the brook, was "running on for ever," and the customer was wondering whether he'd be able to catch his train. ...

    Article : 105 words
  25. JUST LIKE TOMMY.

    The doctors were holding a consultation beside the bed of a soldier who had to have an operation. "I believe," said one of the ...

    Article : 85 words
  26. NASTY.

    Two women who had not seen each other for many years wet unexpectedly in the street. "How do you do?" exclaimed one ...

    Article : 73 words
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