He has introduced at least one new telephonic custom a long-distance talk with his family every evening, when he is away from home.
James Stillman, of New York, was first among bankers to foresee the telephone era.
The foreman of a Pittsburg coal company may now stand in his subterranean office and talk to the president of the Steel Trust, who sits on the twenty-first floor of a New York skyscraper.
In the refining of oil, the Standard Oil Company alone, at its New York office, sends two hundred and thirty thousand messages a year.
It has one hundred and seventy-five exchanges, four hundred operators, thirteen thousand telephones, and twenty thousand miles of wire--a more ample system than the city of New York had in 1896.
As my brother hesitated on the door-step, he saw another news
vender approaching, and got a paper forthwith.
Harriet said, "very true," and she "would not think about it;" but still she talked of itstill she could talk of nothing else; and Emma, at last, in order to put the Martins out of her head, was obliged to hurry on the news
, which she had meant to give with so much tender caution; hardly knowing herself whether to rejoice or be angry, ashamed or only amused, at such a state of mind in poor Harrietsuch a conclusion of Mr.
The fact was, the general, who had heard first, how Nastasia Philipovna had fled to Moscow and had been discovered there by Rogojin; that she had then disappeared once more, and been found again by Rogojin, and how after that she had almost promised to marry him, now received news that she had once more disappeared, almost on the very day fixed for her wedding, flying somewhere into the interior of Russia this time, and that Prince Muishkin had left all his affairs in the hands of Salaskin and disappeared also--but whether he was with Nastasia, or had only set off in search of her, was unknown.
Lizabetha Prokofievna received confirmatory news from the princess--and alas, two months after the prince's first departure from St.
To make an end, we may say that there were many changes in the Epanchin household in the spring, so that it was not difficult to forget the prince, who sent no news of himself.
he cried in bitter tones, as he sat with his new friends in prison, and recounted to them his favourite stories of the siege of Kars, and the resuscitated soldier.
He made many new friends; and was moreover, a frequent visitor at the debtor's prison, to which he invariably accompanied his mother.