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ANTI-STRIKE CRUSADE. BEMARKABLE FRATERNISATION OF CAPITAL AND LABOR. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 1 February 1902
ANTI-STRIKE CRUSADE. &nbsp; REMARKABLE FRATERNISATION OF CAPITAL AND LABOR. The Capital and Labor Conference sitting at New York adjourned on December 17, after de- ciding to appoint a National Committee to settle labor disputes and to prevent strikes. It will consist of 10 representatives of capital, 10 of labor, and 10 members selected from the general public. Mr. Oscar Straus, the chairman of the confer- ence, was instructed to appoint a committee. The conference has been a great success. It was attended by representatives of some of the largest industrial organisations in the country, and delegates from the principal trade unions. A large number of prominent men interested in various social movements were also present. The representatives of capital and labor frater- nised as they never did before. Every phase of the labor question was discussed, and it is be- lieved that highly beneficial results will follow. Senator Hanna, hitherto regarded as the sworn enemy of the Am...
INGENIOUS SMUGGLING. A SPIRIT DEALER, A YOUNG LADY, AND A FIRE. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 1 February 1902
INGENIOUS SMUGGLING. A SPIRIT DEALER, A YOUNG LADY, AND A FIRE. A spirit dealer named Graffan arrived at Avignon (France) recently, with a lady in a motor-car. He often had occasion to travel by motor-car, but this time it occurred to the Customs officers that an examination might not be out of place, especially since M. Graffan seemed to have grown in bulk. Accordingly, M. Graffan was ordered to de- scend from the motor-car with his companion. He declined to do so, and an altercation ensued. The Customs officials, not to be baulked, in- sisted on a search. M. Graffan struggled, but in vain. The search was proceeded with, and re- warded by a somewhat alarming discovery. It was found that M. Graffan was wearing be- neath his shirt a tin breast-plate. This was not all. Further down another discovery was made. The man of liquor was wearing a false stomach, also of tin. Of course, these cavities were not empty. On the contrary, they were found to be full of alcohol, nearly 40 quarts in ...
ODD THOUGHTS. Q.E.D. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 1 February 1902
ODD THOUGHTS. BY "JIMMY." "Q.E.D." When you think your woes have reached a cul- mination catastrophic, And additional disaster almost makes the struggle vain, Tho' continual misfortune may have made you philosophic; Is the wine of your existence any clearer for the strain? Howe'er it be, it seems to me 'Tis rather foolish to be good; Soft hearts don't pay in businesses; And kindness is misunderstood. The right way to do anything is usually the opposite of your method of doing it. When a man learns that he has to learn how to learn, he has learned the beginning of wis- dom. One may "make a virtue of necessity," but necessity makes few men virtuous. Necessity is the mother-in-law usually on a permanent visit to inventors. Somehow they've ceased to boast of late The bliss the Commonwealth should bring How hard to carry out a thing, How easy to inaugurate!
WHEN TWO AND ONE MAKE FOUR. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 1 February 1902
&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; WHEN TWO AND ONE MAKE FOUR. &nbsp; &nbsp; At a school in Kent an inspector was examining a class of children in arithmetic, when the in- spector asked the following question:— "Now, John, supposing I gave you two rabbits and another kind friend gave you one more, how many would you have?" John: "Four, sir." Inspector: "No, my boy, two and one don't make four." John (quickly): "Please, sir. I've got one old lop- eared 'en at home. —"Spare Moments."
SOMEWHAT DRASTIC. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 1 February 1902
SOMEWHAT DRASTIC. &nbsp; Solicitors should be guaranteed against fraud in the same way as clerks, cashiers, and other employees occupying fiduciary positions. It would be greatly to the advantage of solicitors if on the brass plates outside their doors they could place some such notice as the following:—"Dod- son and Fogg, Solicitors. Guaranteed against fraud in the — Society, Limited, to the amount of £50,000." &nbsp; —London "Truth."
A NEW SKIRT OF SUITABLE WALKING LENGTH. ALSO OTHER MATTERS. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 1 February 1902
A NEW SKIRT OF SUITABLE WALKING LENGTH. —♦— &nbsp; ALSO OTHER MATTERS. &nbsp; A black corduroy velvet gown, ankle length &nbsp; only, a bolero of the same material long enough &nbsp; to merely suggest the &nbsp; gold belt beneath it, and &nbsp; a black hat plumed with white ostrich feathers— such was the somewhat startling and very un- common toilette seen on a smart London beauty the other afternoon (says "Lady Charlotte" in the "Daily Mail.") She was shopping, and the short skirt appeared to please her greatly, impeding her movements so little that her long-skirted companion could barely keep up with her strides. That the short-skirted brigade means to encour- age the latest revolution dressmaking signs and tokens assure us. A gown of walking-dress length, which appears in this column, emanated from the work-rooms of a leading Bond-street modiste only a month ago. Chestnut brown, forest green, and dark blue cloths appear to be the fa...
DUEL BY CIGARETTE. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 1 February 1902
DUEL BY CIGARETTE. Cigarettes have filled many queer parts. On one &nbsp; historic occasion they provided the light for a &nbsp; duel. During a performance of "Hamlet" at &nbsp; Casale, the famous actor Rossi, annoyed by the loud conversation indulged in by some members &nbsp; of the audience, refused to continue his perform- &nbsp; ance unless the disturbance ceased. His wish &nbsp; was acceded to, but he was waited upon at the &nbsp; stage door by one of the ringleaders of the dis- turbance, and challenged to fight. &nbsp; Time was precious to the actor, and the chal- &nbsp; lenged and the challenger at once repaired to the &nbsp; actor's rooms at the hotel. The landlord, how- &nbsp; ever, became suspicious of the fact that signor's &nbsp; light burnt unusually late, and knocked at the &nbsp; door to inquire if signor was indisposed. &nbsp; In order to get rid of him Ros...
THE SMALLEST MAN IN THE WORLD. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 1 February 1902
THE SMALLEST MAN IN THE &nbsp; WORLD. &nbsp; —♦— &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; The smallest man in the world, Mr. Charles &nbsp; Rossow, is at present &nbsp; appearing at the Lon- &nbsp; don Hippodrome in a &nbsp; clever imitation of Mr. &nbsp; Sousa, the famous &nbsp; American bandmaster. &nbsp; &nbsp; Mr. Rossow, who is &nbsp; 24 years of age, is the &nbsp; third of 17 children &nbsp; his parents have had. &nbsp; The midget with whom &nbsp; he boxes is really his &nbsp; brother Frank, the &nbsp; eldest member of the &nbsp; family, in which, how- &nbsp; ever, with the single &nbsp; exception of a girl, all &nbsp; the others are people &nbsp; of a normal size. &nbsp; He is intellectually a &nbsp; very clever little per- &nbsp; son, and it is ...
THE AGE OF FISH TOLD BY EARS. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 1 February 1902
THE AGE OF FISH TOLD BY EARS. How to tell the age of fish is a problem in which size is no true criterion; for a fish which has been well fed may be twice the size of one of the same species that has been poorly fed—and yet not half so old. The rings on the scales are not quite safe indicators of age, and in many species the scales are so small that the rings can- not be seen. According to Professor Hensen, the rings on the "hearing stones," afford a sure clue to the age of the fish in which they are found. These ear-stones are of varied forms and sizes, and look like little bits of china, which &nbsp; grow with the fish; a new ring being formed each &nbsp; year, just as in the case with trees.
WHERE JUSTICE ERRED. STRANGE CASE OF THE BROTHERS GRIMME. A NEW CONFESSION. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 1 February 1902
WHERE JUSTICE ERRED. STRANGE CASE OF THE BROTHERS GRIMME. —♦— A NEW CONFESSION. The unreliability of identification as evidence in criminal cases has never, perhaps (says the London "Sun") received such striking exempli- fication as in the case of the brothers Grinune, Charles and Henry, now laboring under sen- tences of five and three years' penal servitude respectively. They were sentenced on a charge of stealing a van and horse and several chests of tea from outside the door of stores in George- street, Tower-hill. With the disappearance from the dock of the two brothers, feebly protesting their innocence, in company with Kate Avey, the alleged re- ceiver, arise two men on whom hitherto not a shadow of suspicion rested—John Munro and William Murray—to swear that the evidence on which the police obtained their conviction against the Grimmes was all wrong, and that they are the men who stole the van and the tea. Mr. Cluer, before whom the new prisoners were brought recently on a fo...
CHRISTMAS IN HOLLAND. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 1 February 1902
&nbsp; CHRISTMAS IN HOLLAND. &nbsp; In Holland, on Christmas Eve, the children, while indulging in the various games, keep casting anxious glances at the door, as if ex- pecting a visitor. At length their play is hushed by a loud knock at the door, and St. Nicholas, clad in his episcopal robes, enters. He evinces a wonderful knowledge of the failings and virtues of each child, scolding and praising each according to the merits of their family be- haviour. Finally, however, he bestows his bless- ings on them all, and, promising to give each a present on the next morning, he disappears. Before retiring to rest that night, each mem- ber of the family places one of his or her shoes on the table in the parlor. The door is then locked, but the next morning proves the truth of Santa Claus' promise, for in each shoe is found a present for its owner.
THE NEW JOKE. MR. DOOLEY ON INTERNATIONAL AMENITIES IN NEW YORK. Mr. Dooley has been giving bis opinion on, international amenities. In the course of his remarks, he says:— [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 1 February 1902
THE NEW JOKE. MR. DOOLEY ON INTERNATIONAL &nbsp; AMENITIES IN NEW YORK. &nbsp; Mr. Dooley has been giving his opinion on &nbsp; international amenities. In the course of his remarks, he says:— "Why we shud sind an ambassadure to St. &nbsp; James' I don't know, though it may seem an ol' &nbsp; custom kept up f'r to plaze th' people iv &nbsp; Omaha. &nbsp; "He's a good man, th' ambassadure, who is &nbsp; inthrajoocin' th' American joke in England. Hogan says th' diff'rence between an American joke an' an English joke is th' place to laugh. "In an American joke ye laugh just afther th' point if at all, but in an English joke ye laugh &nbsp; ayethur befure th' point or afther th' decease &nbsp; iv th' joker. Th' ambassadure hopes to inthra- &nbsp; jooce a cross iv th' two. that ye don't laugh at &nbsp; all, that will be suited to th' English market. &nbsp; His expeeriments so far has ...
THE POPE ON DIVORCE. FAMILY RUIN AND CORRUPTION OF SOCIETY. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 1 February 1902
THE POPE ON DIVORCE. &nbsp; —♦— FAMILY RUIN AND CORRUPTION OF SOCIETY. At the consistory for the nomination of bishops &nbsp; at Rome on December 16, the Pope expressed his &nbsp; keen regret at the projected laws for the institu- &nbsp; tion of divorce which have been introduced into &nbsp; the Italian Parliament. &nbsp; The Pope appealed to all the deputies, and, &nbsp; speaking with the authority of his great age and &nbsp; apostolic mission, declared that these laws would &nbsp; render null and void the divine word which pro- &nbsp; claimed marriage to be a perpetual bond. &nbsp; The example of other countries was, he said, &nbsp; criminal in so far as they recognised divorce, &nbsp; which was the ruin of the family and the corrup- &nbsp; tion of society. &nbsp; The Holy Father added that when once divorce &nbsp; was allowed, even on a very limited scal...
STRUCK ILE. VALUABLE FIND NEAR SUEZ. AN EGYPTIAN OIL FIELD. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 1 February 1902
&nbsp; STRUCK "ILE." &nbsp; VALUABLE FIND NEAR SUEZ. AN EGYPTIAN OIL FIELD. &nbsp; The operators employed by the Petroleum &nbsp; Syndicate, after working for two years at Gebel &nbsp; Geit, near Suez, have encountered the petroleum &nbsp; sand at a depth of 2116ft., says the "Tele- &nbsp; graph's" Cairo correspondent. A terriffic flow &nbsp; of gas ensued, and this was followed by an ex- &nbsp; plosion which wrecked the boring plant and &nbsp; blocked up the well. &nbsp; This, however, points to the existence of an &nbsp; extraordinary quantity of petroleum, and the &nbsp; discovery is considered to be an important &nbsp; one. &nbsp; If the prospectors for petroleum near Suez &nbsp; have really "struck ile" in anything like large &nbsp; quantities, and especially if the well, the sink- &nbsp; ing of which has just resulted in the explosion,...
TWO HUNDRED ROBBERS KILLED. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 1 February 1902
TWO HUNDRED ROBBERS KILLED. A telegram has been received by the Portuguese Minister for Marine at Lisbon from Angola, East Africa, stating that a band of robbers and slave hunters which has long infested the country round Benguella, and are known as the Guan- hamas, attacked the native villages of the Gan- guellos and Ambuellos, near Mossamedes, in Portuguese territory. The local governor of the district, Major Cor- reia, agreed with some native chiefs to await the robber band, which was composed of 300 men, and repulse them. This was done with such success that the Guanhamas' attack was completely defeated, 200 of them being killed on the spot.
FALL FROM A BALLOON. A MARVELLOUS DIVE. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 1 February 1902
FALL FROM A BALLOON. A MARVELLOUS DIVE. A miraculous escape is related on tbe part of an aeronaut named Mousset, who made an ascent at Bordeaux on Sunday afternoon, December 15. When he had reached a height of about 500 yards a large rent suddenly appeared in the envelope. The gas escaped freely, and tbe bal- loon, folding in two, commenced to descend with frightful rapidity towards the Garonne. The terror-stricken spectators gave up the aeronaut as lost, but when he was a hundred yards from the surface of the river M. Mousset threw himself from the car and disappeared head- &nbsp; long into the water. &nbsp; When he came up again he was pulled into a &nbsp; boat, being much scared but evidently none the &nbsp; worse for the marvellous adventure. &nbsp;
ROYALTY AND FINGER-BOWLS. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 1 February 1902
ROYALTY AND FINGER-BOWLS. &nbsp; At dinner parties in country houses, where any &nbsp; members of the Royal family happen to be pre- &nbsp; sent, none of the other guests are provided with &nbsp; finger-bowls. The reason given for this practice &nbsp; is that it is a custom dating from the time of the Pretender, when the Jacobites used to drink from them to "Charlie across the water." —"Tat ler."