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THE RAISIN INDUSTRY OF CALIFORNIA. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 1 February 1902
THE RAISIN INDUSTRY OF &nbsp; CALIFORNIA. &nbsp; &nbsp; —♦— The average annual consumption of raisins in the United States for the past five years has been about 80,000,000lb., or not far from 1lb. per head of population. Practically the total supply was produced in the United States, a supply which only a short time ago was met wholly by impor- tation. No variety of native American grape has yet been developed suitable for the preparation of raisins. Over 25 years ago choice varieties of vines of the raisin grape were introduced into California from Spain, the country from which almost the entire imports of raisins were derived. The in- dustry did not at once assume commercial pro- &nbsp; portions, but it is notable that so early as 1885 the effects of increased production in California began to be shown in a decrease of imports. In the fiscal year 1885-86, imports declined to 40,000,000lb. from 54,000,000lb. only two years before. Production in Cali...
LINOTYPE RECORD. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 1 February 1902
&nbsp; LINOTYPE RECORD. &nbsp; Mr. Daniel Tew, a compositor on a Des Moines paper, according to the "Pathfinder," has broken the type-setting record by setting 86,944 "ems" of matter in eight hours, on a linotype machine. This is from two to four times the average of machine setting, and 15 times as much as a good man can set by hand.
Dropped Fifteen Hundred Feet. AERIAL EXPERIMENT BY A CAMBRIDGE UNDERGRADUATE. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 1 February 1902
Dropped Fifteen Hundred Feet. AERIAL EXPERIMENT —♦— BY A CAMBRIDGE UNDERGRADUATE. An unusual incident was witnessed at Hen- ion on the afternoon of December 17, when Mr. Frank W. Cooper, a young undergraduate of Clare College, Cambridge, made an ascent in a balloon from the grounds of the Welsh Harp, and dropped in a parachute from an altitude of 1500ft. into the garden of a private house about a mile and a half away. The balloon, which was a vessel of about 1500ft. capacity, was unprovided with a car, Mr. Cooper seating himself on the ring at the ex- tremity of the parachute, which was suspended by means of a contrivance controlled by the aeronaut. The balloon, when liberated, shot quickly up into the air, reaching the height of 1000ft. in less than half a minute. Mr. Cooper, who swung violently to and fro, seemed to the spectators below to be in difficulties, and after detaching himself had a dead fall of 300ft. before the can- vas inflated and the parachute began to gradu- ally d...
HOW IT FEELS TO DROP 5000FT. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 1 February 1902
HOW IT FEELS &nbsp; TO DROP 5000FT. As a result of this adventure. "P.B." contri- &nbsp; butes to the London "Evening: News" the fol- &nbsp; lowing exciting story of a drop of 5000ft., just &nbsp; about a mile:— &nbsp; "As I happen to have made a parachute de- &nbsp; scent from a height of about 5000ft., and the &nbsp; memory of my sensations is still fresh in my &nbsp; mind, an account of them may be of interest. &nbsp; "At the time of the World's Fair in Chicago, I was stopping at the Palmer House Hotel, and &nbsp; amongst the guests were Mr. Thomas F. Grin- &nbsp; ley and his partner. Mr. Frank Macclain, wh0 &nbsp; were engaged in making balloon ascents and &nbsp; parachute descents every day the elements &nbsp; were favorable. One evening, in the smoking- &nbsp; room, the conversation turned on the sensations &nbsp; experienced by a parachute jumper. &a...
CLAIM FOR A MILLION. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 1 February 1902
CLAIM FOR A MILLION. The "New York Herald" says that the claim &nbsp; which Mme. Nordica, the well-known singer, intends making against the United States Go- vernment for nearly a million pounds is for certain sums of money which were wrongfully withheld from her family. Mme. Nordica, whose real name is Norton, is a direct descendant of Mr. Ichabod Norton, a wealthy shipowner, who lived at Boston dur- ing the Revolutionary war. Several of his ships and cargoes were seized &nbsp; by French privateers, and the United States secured an indemnity from the French Go- &nbsp; &nbsp; vernment but this was never paid to Mr. Norton, &nbsp; or his heirs. &nbsp;
Burly Birmingham. AND ITS RIOTS. A PRO-BOER FIZZLE. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 1 February 1902
Burly Birmingham. AND ITS RIOTS. —♦— A PRO-BOER FIZZLE. &nbsp; On December 18 Mr. Lloyd-George, M.P., a notorious Boer sympathiser, visited Birmingham, tbe metropolis of the Midlands, to address a meeting under the aus- pices of the Liberal As- sociation. This is Mr. Chamberlain's strong- hold. They have known and supported him from the day he out-Heroded Herod as a Radical. They still strongly re- vere him as Colonial Secretary in a Conserva- tive Administration. For hours before the time of meeting the vicinity of the Town- hall was a turbulent mass of angry protesters against the object of the gathering, and before the night was over the dis- turbances reached a height which recalled the Aston riots of 20 years ago. Although stringent pre- cautions had been taken to exclude opponents, the audience which packed the building was by no means confined to pro- Boer sympathisers, and there were early indica- tions of the tumult that ensued. The noise was at times deafening, and...
DATE PUDDING. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 1 February 1902
DATE PUDDING. This is an economical padding, which is sure to please those of a light purse. Remove the stones from half a pound of dates, chop the fruit, and sprinkle over it a little sugar, cinnamon, and lemon juice; the latter you can do without if it is not cared for. Now mix a quarter-pound each of floor, bread crumbs, and minced suet. Add the dates, with more sugar if necessary, and a beaten egg; pour into a greased mould, tie in a scalded and floured cloth, unless you have a pudding boiler, and boil for two hours.
FROM ARMY TO CIRCUS. SCANDAL OVER AN OFFICER AT LISBON. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 1 February 1902
FROM ARMY TO CIRCUS. SCANDAL OVER AN OFFICER AT LISBON. A short time ago, says a Lisbon telegram of December 17, a man named Soliman Assam, "the Fakir," appeared at the local circus and astonished Lisbon by his wonderful feats. He allowed himself to be bitten by an anaconda, he pierced his arms with daggers, invited the ladies present to stab him with hat-pins, and cut bits of his own flesh off and distributed them among the audience. Altogether it was a rather unpleasant performance. Shortly after his first appearance it was rumor- ed that a military student at the Polytechnic College here had imitated the fakir, and been punished by his masters for so doing. He was said to have acquired the power of complete insensibility, and, indeed, exceeded Soli- man in his experiments. The manager of the chief local circus made a very handsome offer of an engagement to this young prodigy. This caused a great sensation, as the latter is very well known and is of very good family. The sensation...
CCHILDREN AND THE BIBLE. AMUSING ANSWERS IN LONDON BOARD SCHOOLS. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 1 February 1902
CHILDREN AND THE BIBLE. &nbsp; AMUSING ANSWERS IN LONDON BOARD SCHOOLS. The sayings and remarks of children are often &nbsp; presented for the amusement of the public in a &nbsp; way that awakens a suspicion that they have been compiled by adults, but no suspicion can fall &nbsp; upon the amusing answers given in Scripture les- &nbsp; sons by London Board School children. They &nbsp; are set down in cold black and white in the an- &nbsp; nual report of the examiner, which was presented &nbsp; to the School Board a month ago. &nbsp; In Standard VI., from the boys, answers like &nbsp; these were found on the examination papers:— &nbsp; "Elijah wished to die, but God made him do &nbsp; just the very opposite"; "Jezebel was a very &nbsp; strict evil-doer." Sometimes there are unneces- &nbsp; sary embellishments, remarks the examiner, as &nbsp; for instance, "Ahab was n...
DIPLOMATIC. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 1 February 1902
DIPLOMATIC. &nbsp; Wife: "The conductor asked me twice for my &nbsp; fare to-day. But he apologised so neatly that I &nbsp; couldn't find fault." &nbsp; Husband: "What did he say?" Wife: "He said he thought he had collected the &nbsp; first fare from a much older looking person." &nbsp;
AN ITALIAN SENSATION. NEW LIGHT ON A DISASTER. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 1 February 1902
AN ITALIAN SENSATION. &nbsp; —♦— &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; NEW LIGHT ON A DISASTER. &nbsp; The amazing indiscretions said to be revealed in the memoirs left by the late Signor Crispi are causing a prodigious sensation in Italy. In the shape of letters from the late King Humbert and other documents, Signor Crispi has left proofs that he distinctly desired to recall General Baratieri, the commander in Abyssinia, to Italy, and it was King Humbert who used his royal prerogative, and retained General Bara- tieri in his command. By so doing he caused the disaster at Adua in Erythrea, when 5000 soldiers were killed. The memoirs thus place the responsibility upon King Humbert instead of Signor Crispi. The Government is making great efforts to sup- press the publication of these memoirs, but Signor Crispi's family took the precaution of placing the more important papers in safe hands abroad.
A WAX MR. DRUCE. SCOTCH GLAZIER THROWS LIGHT ON THE MYSTERY. BOGUS CORPSE STORY. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 1 February 1902
A WAX MR. DRUCE. SCOTCH GLAZIER THROWS LIGHT ON THE MYSTERY. —♦— BOGUS CORPSE STORY. "Between 30 and 40 years ago I fitted a small pane of glass in a coffin which contained a wax figure. A hearse took the coffin away. The at- tendant in the cabinet warehouse said it was to fill in a link in a succession case." This letter, written a few days before December 14 by a well-known Edinburgh glass merchant to Mrs. Druce, may lead to new and sensational developments in the now famous Druce succession case." The story of the Edinburgh merchant, volun- tarily related by him in the belief that it might be of use in the Druce case, reads like a chapter from a novel. It is no way connected with Mrs. Druce's claims, the incident may serve to throw light on another famous mystery of long stand- ing. "I had nearly forgotten the affair," said the Edinburgh merchant when interviewed by an "Express" correspondent, "but reading of the Druce case suddenly recalled it to mind. "I have been puzzled to kn...
DE WET AND TOMMY. A GOOD TALE OF BROTHERHOOD IN WAR. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 1 February 1902
DE WET AND TOMMY. A GOOD TALE OF BROTHERHOOD IN WAR. A good story of De Wet, just fresh from South Africa, has been immediately "commandeered" by the London "Express." Part of the East Kent Regiment, soon after the abortive conference between Botha and Lord Kitchener, was engaged in pursuing the wily De Wet. Suddenly the guerilla chief turned on his pur- suers and captured some of them after a hard fight. The Britishers, some of whom were bad- ly wounded, were hurried along to the Boer hospital, where the wounded were put to bed, while their comrades who were sound in wind and limb were made hospital attendants. On the second day De Wet and Botha visited the hospital. Botha was smoking a cigarette, but De Wet had a huge pipe between his teeth. One of the East Kents jumped up in his bed, shook his fist at De Wet, and said: "You bloomin' Dutchman, you're the cause of this!" De Wet took the pipe from between his teeth, and said: "You ought to think yourself lucky that you are allowed t...
DRAB TO REPLACE KHAKI. WAR OFFICE INTENTIONS ON DRESS AND ARMS. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 1 February 1902
DRAB TO REPLACE KHAKI. WAR OFFICE INTENTIONS ON DRESS AND ARMS. As the result of the two audiences recently granted by the King to Lord Roberts, Mr. Brod- rick, Lieutenant-General Kelly-Kenny, and Ma- jor-General Vetch, it has been definitely decided, it is understood, to dispense with khaki wearing apparel in the army, on the termination of the campaign in South Africa. Instead of khaki the intention is to adopt a drab mixture for the working costume of the soldier. The new color, it is argued, is of a more neutral character than the khaki serge now in use, besides being more suitable in other respects. Several other changes in the matter of dress are suggested. One of these is the introduction of a new cap for the Household Cavalry to take the place of the old forage cap. The long-standing question of the equipment of the Imperial Yeomanry is to be settled early this year. During the past year the training of this force has been entirely on the lines of mount- ed infantry, with ri...
A Giant Sand Wheel. FOR THE CALUMET AND HECLA MINING COMPANY. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 1 February 1902
A Giant Sand Wheel. —♦— &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; FOR THE CALUMET AND HECLA MINING COMPANY. —♦— &nbsp; One of the mines of the Calumet and Hecla &nbsp; &nbsp; Mining Company on Lake Superior is to be &nbsp; &nbsp; equipped with a sand or refuse wheel which will &nbsp; &nbsp; be the largest of its kind in the world. The &nbsp; &nbsp; wheel has a capacity for carrying 650 sand &nbsp; &nbsp; buckets on the inner surface of its rim, and &nbsp; &nbsp; as the wheel will make 10 revolutions in a &nbsp; &nbsp; minute, it will remove 5500 buckets of refuse in &nbsp; &nbsp; that time, the contents of each receptacle being &nbsp; &nbsp; dumped into a trough to be located at the top &nbsp; &nbsp; of the wheel, in which it will be carried...
TROLLYMANIA. NEW AMERICAN DISEASE HAVING STRANGE SYMPTOMS. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 1 February 1902
"TROLLYMANIA." &nbsp; NEW AMERICAN DISEASE HAVING STRANGE SYMPTOMS. &nbsp; The latest disease in New York is knows as "trollymania." It has been juridically recognis- ed, the Supreme Court having awarded £2000 damages in a case in which the malady was said to be contracted by being run down by a trolly on the Broadway last summer. The victim, one Hoyt, has since the accident been afflicted with certain hallucinations in which he imagines that he hears the uncouth clanging &nbsp; of the trollies and fancies they are chasing and &nbsp; overtaking him. He runs wildly about, enters &nbsp; the house by the parlor window, and throws &nbsp; somersaults on the floor. &nbsp; The medical expert says his case is one of &nbsp; well-defined "trollymania," but the railway offi- &nbsp; cials disagree. They have appealed against the &nbsp; decision of the Supreme Court, and have em- &nbsp; ployed physicians to i...
THE STOWAWAY'S REWARD. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 1 February 1902
THE STOWAWAY'S REWARD. &nbsp; —♦— Mr. John Beck, the German emigrant who re- cently crossed the Atlantic in a packing-case in the hold of the steamship Palatia, was allowed to land in New York on December 12. The Board of Immigration has decided that a man who had undergone such hardships to become an American citizen was fairly entitled to enter the United States. Mr. Beck has received several tempting offers to exhibit himself in dime museums, but has de- clined. Full particulars of the daring trip were given in these columns on January 11.
A GOOD RETORT. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 1 February 1902
&nbsp; &nbsp; A GOOD RETORT. &nbsp; "Spell shoes," said the teacher. "S-h-o-e-s," returned the little one promptly. ""Correct," said the teacher. "Of course you know what they are?" The little one nodded his head violently. "My papa rays," he announced, "that shoes are what drive the father of a family into bank- ruptcy," —Chicago "Post."
REMARKABLE CRIME. FATHER CHARGED WITH THE MURDER OF FIVE CHILDREN. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 1 February 1902
REMARKABLE CRIME. FATHER CHARGED WITH THE MUR- DER OF FIVE CHILDREN. The trial of the man Brierre, who was accused of the murder of his five children in the village of Corancez, near Chartres, France, on the night of April 21, came on for hearing on December 16, before the Eure-et-Loir Assizes. The fearful crime caused a most painful im- pression all over France at the time of its dis- covery, and widespread sympathy was ex- pressed for the father suddealy bereft of all his children save one, who was in Paris when the murder was committed. At first it was supposed that Brierre (who was found lying bleeding from four wounds in the courtyard of his house, had been attack- ed while defending his family, and that was the story he told himself, stating that two tramps were the assassins, and that he had narrowly escaped the fate that befell his children. But no trace was ever found of the alleged tramps, and several suspicious circumstances connected with the crime have led to the grave ...