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A BRAVE IRONWORKER. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 25 January 1902
A BRAVE, IRONWORKER. The Royal Society for the Protection of Life from Fire has just awarded its silver medal and five guineas to George Ward, West Hartlepool, for an act of exceptional bravery there op Oc tober 29. A man named Callighan, employed by the South Durham Steel and Iron Company, fell into a pit 17 feet deep, in which were seve ral ingots of steel whictfc had just been drawn from a Siemens furnace. In spite of the terrible temperature Ward lowered himself into the pit, and discovered Callighan between two ingots, but on taking hold of him he found the flesh on his armB already giving way. Finding him self being overcome by the heat, Ward had to leave the pit, but returning he succeeded in tak ing Caltfghan out, but he died two hours later. Ward's clothing was burned to a cinder, and he narrowly escaped the fate of his comrade. Eighteen peasant* of the district of Tacherdinak bearing the family name of Dyavol (devil) have 0ent a petition to the Czar asking for permission t...
STORIETTES. FIRST FRUITS. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 25 January 1902
STORIETTES. FIRST FRUITS. A lecturer, well known in a large north-country ( town, is a strong temperance advocate, and does j all he can to keep those whom he meets in the j right way. In season and out he is ready to ] urge the claims of the teetotal movement. The ; other day, while he was going along one of the ) streets of the town in which he resides, he came ) face to face with a habitual toper, who was, if f anything, even more intoxicated than usual. ( "You are a disgrace to the district," said the ) temperance advocate with some heat. ) / "But, sir," said the toper, wlio, like his kind, ) ■was eager to find some extenuating circumstance, S "this is the first time I have ever had too S jaucn." • \ "Then," remarked the lecturer pompously, "al- \ lew me to congratulate you on a marvellous sue- ( cess for a first attempt." ( The sarcasm was too much for the toper. Look- ( ing the lecturer full in the face, he replied: ? "Yes, sir; if your first lecture bad been as sue- / cessful...
MARCH OF THE CHINESE COURT. A BRILLIANT ORIENTAL DISPLAY. THE DEPARTURE FROM SI-NGAN. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 25 January 1902
MARCH OF THE CHINESE COURT. I ' A BRILLIANT ORIENTAL DISPLAY. • ♦ THE DEPARTURE FROM SI-KGAN. Most interesting and typically Oriental scenes were ■witnessed on the departure of the Chinese Court from Si-ngan-fu on October 6, and of i these the Shanghai correspondent of "The Stan dard" quotes a graphic description by an eye« 1 witness in the "North China Daily News": "The streets through which* tbeJEtoyal cortege 1 had to pass were floored with yellow 'earth, and 1 bunted with stripes of red jjilk suspended from the roofs across the streetwayy'Red lanterns 1 were hung up at every door, ajM- tables draped in red. with fruits, sweets, bttttaits. and in cense. were placed along the pavetaents." At dawn the trumpets sounded, atidthe streets were cleared by cavalry, thai formed up lines on either side: "The different uniforms—yellow,.red, blue— the variegated banners that fluttered in the breeze, the glittering swords and tridents, had a fine scenic effect as the bright sun began to shine...
PEARLS NOT STONES. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 25 January 1902
1 PEARLS NOT STONES. * "While they are included !b the description 'precious stones,' " remarked a lapidary, "pearls are not stones at all, but simply the secretion of the oysters in whose shells they are found. "The theory—and in all probability the fact is that a pearl is formed by the oyster's tendency to coat over with its secretion any foreign sub stance that gets into its shell in order to allay the discomfort caused by the intruder. "As a general rule, this intruder is probably a minute parasite which bores through the shell, for it has been noticed by divers that the shells I pierced with the holes of these boring parasites I contain the largest percentage of pearls."
A ROMANTIC CAREER. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 25 January 1902
! A ROMANTIC CAREER. ' S Major George Farrar, D.S.O., who was one of the four capitalists condemned to death when the Kruger regime was predominant, has had a romantic career. Early in life he and his two brothers went to South Africa thoroughly equipped with practical knowledge of engineer ing, after acting as agents to their uncle's firm, Messrs. Howard, of Bedford. The discovery of gold gave to Major George Farrar and his brothers the opportunity of their lifetime. Major George Farrar, by dint of hard work, foresight, and considerable diplomatic ability, amassed a fortune which is popularly supposed to run into seven figures. He never became a Park-lane millionaire, although living in Park land. When the war broke out he, with his brother Percy Farrar, went to the front, was present in 20 engagements, was largely instrumental in holding Wepener,' and received a major's com mission and the Distinguished Service Order from the King for his services. Major Farrar now lives at Chiche...
MURDERED WHILE SLEEPING [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 25 January 1902
MURDERED WHILE SLEEPINt .— A drunken barber named Tanazacq, at St. .Ouen (France) was alleged to have committed, suicide during the night of December 6, by firing three revolver shots into his head. Medical examination proved that he had not inflicted the wounds himself, and suspicion fell on his wife, with whom he had1 had a quarrel. She was arrested, and confessed that she had shot her husband while he was asleep at the instigation of her mother. » In 1626 the bland of Manhattan, on which New / York city is built, sold for £4 16s. Recently 25 ) acres of the same land sold for £250,000. ) - ( ' *:
Strange Case. A MUMMY ASTRAY. A JUDGE ON THE ALIEN QUESTION. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 25 January 1902
I Strange Case. A MUMMY ASTRAY. —#— A JUDGE ON THE ALIEN QUESTION. "That the woman was found dead at the rail way goods station, Sun-street, on April 15, and did die on some date unknown, in some foreign coun try, probably South America, from some cause „ unknown. No proofe of a violent death are found, and the body has been dried and buried in some foreign manner, probably sun-dried and cave buried. And the jurors are satisfied that this body does not show signs of any recent crime in this country, and that the deceased was unknown and about 25 years of age." The above verdict was returned by a London Coroner's jury on. a mummy which travelled by the London and North-Western Railway, and was "found dead." The mummy in question had originally been a lady of the Inca tribe—a Royal race in Peru. She—or it—had been sun-dried and eventually acquired by a Mrs. Aitken, a lady traveller. While in her possession it went astray, was seized upon by the railway company, was sat upon by Dr. Wyn...
BURGLAR'S LEAP TO DEATH. ALIGHTED ON HIS HEAD FROM A FALL OF FORTY FEET. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 25 January 1902
! BURGLAR'S LEAP TO DEATH, j > . ! ALIGHTED OK HIS HEAD FROM A FALL OF' FORTY FEET. &lt; ; t ■ ( A young burglar escaping from the roof of * ) house at Islington in the early hours of December ) 9th, jumped into the flagged yea 40ft, below, and ) received fatal injuries. ) In the darkness he had climbed stealthily up ? by the iron piping at the rdar, had gained the c roof of the Metropolitan Boot Company's pre1-' r misea in High-street, Islington, and had taken up r a few of the elates to make an entrance tor him / self. He went on very succeeefully until in a / clumsy moment he draped a slate. ) The manager of the boot shop awoke and called ; out, "What are you doing?" ) "Rats!" was tie surprisingly flippant reply of , S the burglar as he fled. S He made his way along the roof to the rear of t S the premises. Here there was a slieer drop from ( the roof not only to the level of the ground, but ' ( several feet lower, for beneath the frowning edge 1 ( of the aiatee there ...
HAIRDRESSING HINTS. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 25 January 1902
HAIRDBESSING HINTS. Every coiffure carefully arranged is a Joy to ba- , holders now; so many novel «&r&lt; are tried of dressing the hair. The consequence* of changing the mode at arrangement are various.' Women who have never looked beautiful before MBume a comeliness; others find their features domical, -when previously they were merely eommospliM. The simple knot in the nape of the neck carries us back to the days when MiltaUa painted the young debutantes of the seventies, and Du Mauri er showed ua their charming refinement in "Peach." But it la the rule now to mingle tbe Regency curl with the classical knot, once more empha sising the fact that faahion rarely resuscitate* even her moat favorite modes exactly after their first likeness. Evening coiffures are exceptionally attractive. Whether tbe hair bo dressed high or tew, one rule holds good, and that is that it mast be loosely puffed and thus made to look luxuriant. A pretty arrangement is to wear a scarf at tu...
QUEEN VICTORIA'S DOLL'S HOUSE. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 25 January 1902
QUEEN VICTORIA'S DOLL'S HOUSE. One of the most valuable and unique exhibits at the Christmaa Children's Exhibition at the Crystal Palace was the doll's house which Queen Victoria played with at Kensington Palace when, as Princess Victoria, she resided there witti ner mother, the Duches® of Kent. Built on the lines of Buckingham Palace, with the six large columns, ■which, of course, give the house a more than ordinary commanding appearance, it is a play thing -which called forth expressions of envious delight from the youngsters. Apart, however, from its many happy historic associations, and the memories it recalled of the almost sudden leap of the youpg Princess from the quiet days of childhood to the-care® and worries of State, a more striking instance of the simplicity and homeliness of the child life of "England's greatest Queen" would be difficult to find. The house is ■well furnished with the toys which the young Princess spent so mapy happy hours in arranging and re-arranging,...
ODD THOUGHTS. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 25 January 1902
ODD THOUGHTS. (BY "JIMMY."! As a sole support to the pious and for the making of a tough conscience for the soulless "there's nothing like leather." How strange it is that we prefer To honor they who kill the most. A hero he who slays a host, Who. slays but one, a murderer. The millionaire complains of the responsibili ties that money meets; the poor man grumbles because he can't mfeet his responsibilities. Strange aspect destitution wears; Tho' very cheap it makes a man. His living's more expensive than The ordinary millionaire's. Said a millionaire To his seedy confrere:— Tho' mine is a burdensome billet—but . there, I must stick to the job! N If I gave you. a bob, The relief would be more than my conscience would bear.
A FAMOUS BRIGAND. NO EVIDENCE FORTHCOMING AGAINST MUSOLINO. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 25 January 1902
A FAMOUS BRIGAND. NO EVIDENCE FORTHCOMING AGAINST MUSOLINO. In the first Issue of "The World's News" a portrait was given of Musolino, the famous Italian brigand, as well as a graphic account of his capture. A Rome telegram of December 5 states:— "It has not been decided as yet whether the trial of Musolino will be held at Lecce, Catan zaro, or Lucca, and his lawyers have, therefore, ample time to fish for medical opinions that the brigand, who has committed 14 murders, is not of sound mind. "This delay in bringing the outlaw to justice is explained by the fact—characteristic of Southern Italy—that no one is inclined to give evidence against the brigand, and unwilling and equivocating witnesses may lead a jury to disastrous results. "Anna, Musolino's sister, who regularly brought food to her brother on the mountains, and gave him timely notice of the movements of the police, and has been condemned to three years' imprisonment for abetting crime, has been offered her release—which me...
How Thieves Talk WITHOUT SPEAKING. SIGN LANGUAGE OF CRIMINALS. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 25 January 1902
How Thieves Talk WITHOUT SPEAKINu. 4 SIGN LANGUAGE OF CRIMINALS. The ways of thieves and magsmen ard ever Of interest to the ordinary reader. The "New . Penny Magazine" iii a re cent article gives an in A split (cfttective) id present. teresting account of how criminals communi cate with each other, to the detriment of their dupes. This year (says the ■writer, meaning 1901), a new departure has been made By "the boys," a familiar term by which these' ciimitfals describe themselves.' The leading llgfits of the English fool catchers," or "mug hunt ers," as they are termed, have sought "fresh fields and pastures new" on the other side of the Atlantic, where they have exploited Unclte Sam to tneir neart'6 content. In the same manner a large number of American tbieves have visited the metropolis, where thfcy' have already reaped a rich harvest. American thieves, how ever, in London suffer one great disadvantage. They are unacquainted with the personal appearance of the detectives, which ...
YELLOW STOCKINGS. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 25 January 1902
YELLOW STOCKINGS. The "Klinike ftundschau" of Vitinna cites a re markable case of a young girl being poi»oned through a pair of yellow silk stocking*. Twice she took to her bed, and In qach case the stock ings were resumed as soon as she was convales cent. Analyete of her secretions showed the pre- , sence of tin. The stockings had been impreg nated with a solution of chloride of tin with a view to increasing their weight an4 apparent value.
"A PEARL OF GREAT PRICE" [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 25 January 1902
"A PEARL OF GREAT PRICE" A leading restaurant in Paris has been the vic tim of a clever trick. A well-dressed man was about to swallow the last oyster of a dozen which he had ordered, when he put the shell quickly down and began to thank his stars that he had missed swallowing a very large pearl. The curiosity of the other people was aroused, the "pearl" was handed round, and one man—of course, a friend of the finder—de clared it to be "a pearl of great price," and offered to find a buyer for it at £600. The finder refused to sell his pearl, but at one* ordered a gorgeous banquet to celebrate his luck. When the bill, amounting to £30, was presented, the "pearl-finder" discovered he had left his purse at home. He handed the pearl to his friend, and told him to let the restaurateur keep it as a pledge until the bill was paid. The bill had not been paid on latest advices.
GREAT TRUTHS TERSELY TOLD. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 25 January 1902
GREAT TRUTHS TERSELY TOLD. The ilian you don't like is the special favorite of all the women whom you do. The qualities you adore in your fiancee are the very ones you will dislike in your wife. Never try to conceal anything from a woman except the truth. Assign all the drudgery of society to people who don't feel sure of their position. It will be well dore. At 40 the bachelor finds an additional argument against matrimony in every meeting with the women he used to love. An accusation of cruelty and indifference always charms women who are a whole sky away from affecting you with a display of either. Never ask a woman for anything. Either take it without asking or pretend you don't want it at all. In love, trifles are the only things of im portance. What you think people aay about you is pre cisely what they don't say. Fifty finds daily reason to thank Providence for having denied the prayers of 20. You are always avenged on the editor who re jected your contribution. He had to rea...