Burroughs' Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information, 1889 eBook

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THE ART OF PENMANSHIP1
MATERIALS USED IN WRITING.2
PENS.2
INK.2
PAPER.2
STUDY WITH PRACTICE.3
SHADING.4
UNIFORMITY.4
SLANT OF WRITING.4
LEGIBILITY.5
FINISH.5
POSITION OF THE HAND AND PEN6
RAPIDITY.6
BEAUTY.6
MOVEMENT EXERCISES.7
PRINCIPLES IN WRITING.8
FIGURES.10
COPIES FOR PRACTICE11
ORNAMENTAL PENMANSHIP11
HOW TO WRITE A BUSINESS LETTER12
THE STRUCTURE OF A BUSINESS LETTER.12
PAPER AND ENVELOPE.12
THE HEADING.13
MARGIN.14
ADDRESS.14
BODY OF THE LETTER.15
COMPLIMENTARY CLOSING AND SIGNATURE.16
ADDRESSING THE ENVELOPE.17
FOLDING A LETTER.17
THE LITERATURE OF A LETTER.18
ARRANGEMENT OF ITEMS.18
BREVITY.19
STYLE.19
ORDERING GOODS.19
SENDING MONEY BY LETTER.19
INSTRUCTIONS.19
A DUNNING LETTER.20
LETTERS OF INTRODUCTION.20
FORM OF A LETTER ORDERING GOODS.20
LETTER OF CREDIT.21
LETTER OF INTRODUCTION.21
LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION.23
ELEMENTS OF SUCCESS IN BUSINESS24
HONESTY.24
INDUSTRY.24
MEMORY.25
PROMPTNESS.25
EXECUTIVE ABILITY.26
PERSEVERANCE.26
CIVILITY.26
INTEGRITY.27
ECONOMY.27
GETTING A SITUATION.29
DETECTING COUNTERFEIT MONEY29
DEVICES AND FRAUDS.30
COUNTERFEIT AND GENUINE WORK.31
LATHE WORK.31
GEOMETRICAL LATHE.32
RULING ENGINE WORK.32
VIGNETTES.32
SOLID PRINT.33
BANK-NOTE PAPER.33
COUNTERFEIT SIGNATURES.33
ALTERED BANK-NOTES.33
COMPARING AND EXAMINING NOTES.34
PIECING, ETC.35
HOW TO ADVERTISE35
NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING.36
CIRCULARS.36
CHARTS, CALENDARS, ETC.37
LETTERS.37
DRUMMERS AND AGENTS.37
HOW TO WRITE AN ADVERTISEMENT.38
HOW TO BE HANDSOME38
SOME OF THE SECRETS OF BEAUTY.40
HIGH-HEELED BOOTS.43
HOW TO APPEAR GRACEFUL IN WALKING.43
MULTUM IN PARVO44
PRECIOUS STONES.44
HOW TO MEASURE CORN IN THE CRIB.44
HOME DRESSMAKING.45
A WOMAN’S SKIRTS.45
TO MAKE THE SLEEVES.46
DISCOVERY OF GOLD IN CALIFORNIA.47
HOW TO MAKE ARTIFICIAL GOLD.48
HOW TO TELL ANY PERSON’S AGE.49
WHAT THE WHITE HOUSE COSTS.49
BUSINESS LAW.49
ITEMS WORTH REMEMBERING.50
REMARKABLE CALCULATIONS REGARDING THE SUN.50
HOW TO DISTINGUISH GOOD MEAT FROM BAD MEAT.51
RAILROADS IN FINLAND.52
COMPARATIVE SIZE OF THE ARK AND THE GREAT EASTERN.52
FINGER NAILS AS AN INDICATION OF CHARACTER.52
DANGERS OF CELLULOID.53
ODD FACTS ABOUT SHOES.53
TABLE SHOWING THE AVERAGE VELOCITIES OF VARIOUS BODIES.53
QUANTITY OF OIL REQUIRED FOR DIFFERENT COLORS.54
PAINTING.54
RAPID PROCESS OF MARKING GOODS AT ANY DESIRED PER CENT.  PROFIT.54
THE SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD.55
HEAT AND COLD.55
QUANTITY OF SEED TO AN ACRE.55
SOLUBLE GLASS FOR FLOORS.55
DURABILITY OF A HORSE.56
COMPARATIVE COST OF FREIGHT BY WATER AND RAIL.56
HINTS TO YOUNG HOUSEWIVES.56
SUPERSTITIONS REGARDING BABIES.57
SECRET ART OF CATCHING FISH.57
TO CATCH FISH.57
CERTAIN CURE FOR DRUNKENNESS.58
LADIES’ STAMPING POWDER.58
SALARIES OF THE UNITED STATES OFFICERS, PER ANNUM.58
CHRONOLOGY OF IMPORTANT EVENTS.59
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT OUR BODIES.60
RULES FOR SPELLING.62
THE USE OF CAPITALS.63
TWENTY CHOICE COURSE DINNER MENUS.63
TERMS USED IN MEDICINE.64
RULES FOR THE PRESERVATION OF HEALTH.65
SECESSION AND READMISSION OF REBEL STATES.—­92
HOUSEHOLD RECIPES115
HOW TO DESTROY HOUSEHOLD PESTS120
ACCIDENTS AND INJURIES126
THE FAMILY PHYSICIAN143
LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS167
AT HIS BROTHER’S GRAVE.170
AT THE GRAVE OF A CHILD.172
COOKERY RECIPES179
HOW TO COOK FISH OF DIFFERENT KINDS198
HOW TO CHOOSE AND COOK GAME203
HOW TO MAKE ICE CREAMS WATER-ICE AND JELLIES205
HOW TO SELECT AND COOK MEATS209
HOW TO PUT UP PICKLES AND MAKE CATSUPS230
HOW TO COOK VEGETABLES244
ADDITION.249
SHORT METHODS OF MULTIPLICATION.250
FRACTIONS.251
RELATIVE HARDNESS OF WOODS.252
SUSTAINING POWER OF ICE.290
THE EXPANSIVE POWER OF WATER.290
BLUNDERS AND ABSURDITIES IN ART.294
A STOPPAGE OF THE FALLS OF NIAGARA.295
WONDERS OF MINUTE WORKMANSHIP.295
CURIOUS DISSECTION OF THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS.296
OLD TESTAMENT.296
NEW TESTAMENT.296
REMARKABLE INSCRIPTION.296
CURIOUS CALCULATIONS.297
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