Tips From the Almonte Gazette “Travel Section” 1874



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1874–Almonte Gazette

1.Eat regularly thrice a day, and never between meals.

2. Take with you one third more-money than you calculate on spending.

3. Take small bills, rather than large, to avoid having bad money passed on you in change.

4. Aim to be at your place of starting at least ten minutes before meal time and -grow merry and wise at the contemplation o f the splutters and mishaps of those who come in at the last minute, and yell a minute later.



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5. See that your baggage is on the conveyance before you are yourself.

6. Remember that you make your character as you go along

7. Only bores are boisterous.

8. Do not let the servants excel you in patience and politeness

9. “ Please” should commence every request,. and “Thanks” every service done.

10. A lady is always gentle; a gentleman always composed.

11. Never argue on any subject if there are more than one present besides yourself.

12. Never fail to set that person down as ignorant or low-bred, Who, ‘by word of look, or gesture, disparages woman, a clergyman, the Bible or the Sabbath day.




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