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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 31, 1912, Image 20

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Charles Dickens was born 100 years ago on Feb. '7th, 1812.
Wherever fiction is read (and where is the land, no matter what
the tongue, whose readers do not know Charles Dickens?)-the cen
tenary of his birth, is to be celebrated.
The great English novelist was the first to muckrake in fiction.
In each of his, great novels some hideous human wrong was por
trayed. He never wrote a stdry that good did not come .out of it.
The sufferings of the poor, the oppressed, the weak, the afflicted
ever found a defense in his pen and many were the wrongs that he
righted. Charles' Dickens' heroines were many. They were as varied
in beauty and character as the jvomen they pictured are in real life.
He symp'athizd with the tender the lowly one, t;he proud, each
with the same art. The humorous, the sad, the tragic,-'each found
in him the skillful painter of her traits. '
The Day Book-today presents the first of a group of portraits
of Dickens' best loved women. They were especially ;posed for by,'
Miss Jessie Armager Power, who gives Dickens' programs. In
view of the Dickens centenary The Day Book will run a portrait
of some of the Dickens' heroines for the next nine days.
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5 (No prizes are offered with
tKese puzzles and tricks; and no
answers will be printed. Editor.)
T Egg in the Bottle.
Take a water bottle or any
pther similar bottle with a neck
,, -
too small to admit a hard-boiled
egg, with the shell -off. Light a
sheet of paper and droj) it in the
bottle, quickly pressing the egg
oyer the hole, so as to admit no
air. The combustion of the paper
will produce a partial vacuum,
which at once begins to pull the
egg into the bottle. The egg grad
ually elongates and finally drops
into the bottle with a pop like
the expolsion of a blown-up p'aper
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"What is Billy Hardatit doing
these days?" askedSmithers.'
"Oh, he's working his son's,
way through college," said little
Binks. Harper's Weekly.
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Sing a song of dollars, ' '
1 Bonds and railroad stock, J
When a panic hit&'enr '
.Watches gonn hock, '?
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