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Girls of a marriageable age do not like to tell how old they are, but you can find out by following the subjoined instructions, the young lady doing the figuring : —Tell her to put down the number of the month in which she was born, then to multiply it by two, then to add five, then to multiply it by fifty, then to add her age, then to subtract 365, then to add 115, then tell her to tell you the amount she has left. The two figures to the right will tell you her age and the remainder the month of her birth. For example, the amount is 822—she is twentytwo years old, and was born in the eighth month—August. He: “Oh, darling, how I would like a look of your hair! ” Small boy (behind sofa): “ Give him the old switch, sis.”

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Page 1 Advertisements Column 8, Issue 8035, 11 October 1889

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Page 1 Advertisements Column 8 Issue 8035, 11 October 1889

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