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The Great Round World and What Is Going on in It

February 25, 2014 | by

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Excerpts from the February 25, 1897 edition of The Great Round World and What Is Going on in It, a “weekly newspaper for boys and girls” published in New York.

There is a little flurry in Siam.

The Czar of Russia is quite ill, and every one feels sorry that he should be sick now.

Did you ever see a house move? If you have not, you have missed a very funny sight.

A great sea monster has been washed ashore on the coast of Florida, and men who study natural history are much interested in it.

At last active measures are about being taken in reference to the terrible Dead Man’s Curve.

For some time past the Fire Department has been seeking for some engine powerful enough to throw water to the top of the very high buildings—the skyscrapers, as they are called.

We gave an account, in an earlier number, of Lieutenant Wise and his efforts to make kites strong enough to lift soldiers into the air.

Katonah has a railroad depot, and a post-office, and thinks a good deal of itself.

The strikers have been beaten because of their lack of money.

This plague is supposed to attack only the dirty and unwashed, and as the majority of these pilgrims are filthy beyond description, it would be certain to fasten upon them.

 

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