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MAX O'RELL V. SARAH GRAND. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 1 February 1902
MAX O'RELL V. SARAH GRAND. Madame Sarah Grand's views on "Mere Man'' are well known in England. Recently she has been lecturing on the subject in the United States. Max O'Rell has replied to her, "with a few remarks on "Mere Woman." Here are a few gems from both. MAX O'RELL. &nbsp; The most religious &nbsp; woman will postpone &nbsp; an interview with her &nbsp; Maker for an appoint- &nbsp; ment with her dress- &nbsp; maker. &nbsp; The woman who is &nbsp; constantly blushing &nbsp; must be terribly well &nbsp; informed. &nbsp; The American man is &nbsp; practically the slave of &nbsp; woman. &nbsp; Education is very &nbsp; often to women what wealth is to men. It does not take a woman long &nbsp; to become a parvenu in the matter of educa- tion. Women should have two great aims in life— trying to be beautiful and succeeding in be- ing pleasant. In England w...
DISCOVERY OF AMBER. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 1 February 1902
DISCOVERY OF AMBER. —♦— Extremely valuable deposits of amber have been discovered along the coast of the North Sea, near the mouth of the River Elbe. The amber is believed to be in such enormous quan- tities that the Government refuses to let it be worked on a large scale, for fear of ruining the existing amber works.
A NOVEL COLLECTING-BOX. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 1 February 1902
A NOVEL COLLECTING-BOX. &nbsp; This illustration pour- &nbsp; trays a collecting-box, &nbsp; an undoubted novelty, &nbsp; but one which has prov- &nbsp; ed singularly useful to &nbsp; the hospital which first &nbsp; brought it before the &nbsp; public. &nbsp; It can be confidently &nbsp; recommended to the host &nbsp; of philanthropic men and &nbsp; women throughout Aus- &nbsp; tralia who devote much &nbsp; of their time to the work &nbsp; of alleviating sickness &nbsp; and suffering, and who &nbsp; are not afraid to face the &nbsp; hard work of getting con- &nbsp; tributions to the most &nbsp; deserving institutions in &nbsp; the world—the hospitals. &nbsp; If the Hospital Satur- &nbsp; day and Hospital Sunday &nbsp; Committees could alter &nbsp; the design of their per- &nbsp;...
Military Rafts and Bridges. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 1 February 1902
Military Rafts and Bridges. —♦— The devices proposed by inventors for sus- taining objects upon water are very numerous. The system invented by Commander Cluchagne, of the French army, differs somewhat from all its predecessors, and is of a nature to be utilised in the army. In principle, the apparatus is of remarkable simplicity. It consists of cylindrical metal buoys 12in. in length and 6in. in diameter. If two of these cylinders be attached to a gymnasium belt we shall have a first-class swimming apparatus. A man can put on such a belt, and fasten it around his body in 15 seconds. Commander Cluchagne has given his appa- ratus a wider range, and applied it to the cross- CARRYING THE BRIDGE. ing of rivers. To effect this he submits the float to a slight modification that consists in convert- ing it into a buoy of which the two parts can be connected hermetically. Under such circum- stances the float renders manifold services. Owing to its form it may be placed upon the soldier's kn...
PROVERBS IMPROVED. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 1 February 1902
PROVERBS IMPROVED. BY "JIMMY." Too many drills bore the soldier. Discretion thinks it had better part with valor. Procrastination is the relief of time. When "money makes the man" it usually does it badly. Least thread soonest ended. It's gold, gold, gold, which makes the world go round; There is positive proof If it wasn't for "oof" How square we'd be otherwise found. Don't lock the stable when your horse is lost, at least not while there's a "stray" chance of &nbsp; another.
FIFE WILL ROMANCE. ROMANTIC DISCOVERY OF 1869 TALES ON 1899 PAPER. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 1 February 1902
FIFE WILL ROMANCE. ROMANTIC DISCOVERY OF 1869 TALES ON 1899 PAPER. In last week's "World's News" a paragraph was given about the wonderful appearance of a will to the property of a Scottish millionaire. The fuller story runs as follows: In February last the owner of the Lathrisk Estates in Fifeshire, Mr. George Johnston, died. Mr. Johnston for over 30 years had lived the life of a recluse, and had only at rare intervals been seen by his lawyers, while his mansion was attended by a deaf man and his wife. He never came out in daylight, and his midnight wanderings were subjects of mystery. An extraordinary keenness in business, how- ever, was exhibited by his investments, which &nbsp; have since been valued at £850,000. As no will LIEUT. MAKGILL-CRICHTON-MAITLAND could be found, the heritage, which was entailed, passed into the possession of Lieutenant Mak- gill-Crichton-Maitland. A large number of rela- tives claimed on the movables, but a settlement was arrived at with these ...
A STRANGE "DRINK" THEORY. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 1 February 1902
A STRANGE "DRINK" THEORY, &nbsp; Quite a stir has been caused in the temper- &nbsp; ance camp in Great Britain by the promulgation &nbsp; of a new and startling theory on the subject of &nbsp; the connection between heredity and drink, by &nbsp; Mr. Archdall Reid. &nbsp; Why is it (asks Mr. Reid) that the Jews are &nbsp; such a temperate race? One never sees a Jew &nbsp; drunk. It is because (he replies to his own &nbsp; question) the Jewish race has exhausted the &nbsp; drink craving in past generations. Just as sav- &nbsp; ages are immune from malaria owing to their &nbsp; ancestors having borne the brunt of the disease &nbsp; in the remote past, causing the race to become &nbsp; hardened against it, so nations like the Jews, &nbsp; who discovered all about alcohol as an adjunct &nbsp; to civilisation thousands of years ago, find &nbsp; themselves...
CARRYING GOLD AT SEA. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 1 February 1902
CARRYING GOLD AT SEA. &nbsp; —♦— &nbsp; The specie locker of an ocean steamer is a carefully-constructed vault, and is located in the stern immediately over the screw. It has the shape of a half oval, following the contour of the side of the vessel, and is generally about six feet in its extreme from top to bottom. Some vaults are fifteen to twenty feet in length, fore and aft. The interior is reached by a door or hatchway from the top, simply large enough to give convenient access. The door is of steel, and has a combination lock, which is known only to the purser. Over this hatch is also fas- tened three bars of steel two and a half inches thick, which swing at one end on hinges, and are locked and also bolted at the other. The locker, it will be seen, is in the most suitable position in the ship, away from the crew, and cannot be tampered with, as on three sides of it is the sea. The purser receives the gold, carefully examines the seals, then checks off the weigh...
FIRING AT BALLOONS. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 1 February 1902
&nbsp; FIRING AT BALLOONS. &nbsp; &nbsp; Experiments with artillery fire directed against &nbsp; a captive balloon have been recently carried out in Germany. The balloon was allowed to ascend to a height of 984ft., and fire was opened upon it at a range of 5000 yards. Sixty rounds were to have been fired, but at the 17th the balloon was struck, the envelope was torn, and the gas ignited, the car falling to the ground. We may point out, however, that if the artillery knew the height of the balloon and their distance from its rising point the experiment was worthless.
THE LAY OF THE LAST MINSTREL. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 1 February 1902
THE LAY OF THE LAST &nbsp; MINSTREL. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; (J. J. Montague in Portland "Oregonian.") &nbsp; An aged negro minstrel once lay dying in Al- &nbsp; giers, &nbsp; Where he'd lived in lonely exile for full many &nbsp; weary years. &nbsp; He had sprung his faded outfit of conundrums &nbsp; o'er and o'er, &nbsp; Till his fierce and outraged countrymen could stand from him no more. &nbsp; To the natives gathered round him as Death &nbsp; grappled with him there &nbsp; He narrated this sad story with what breath &nbsp; he had to spare: &nbsp; I was born in old Kentucky, where the meadow &nbsp; breezes blew, &nbsp; (There's a gag that is a corker, but, of course, it's lost on you.) I could handle lines from childhood, so they put me on the stage, &nbsp; (That, perhaps, is rather youthful, but a &nbsp; stunner for its age....
ON BEHALF OF COFFEE. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 1 February 1902
ON BEHALF OF COFFEE. —♦— It is so much the fashion of the medical fra- ternity to condemn certain of our luxuries, that it was refreshing to learn from an eminent mem- ber of the faculty that he did not disapprove of coffee after dinner. "It is quite true," he said, "that tea and coffee retard the digestion, but this in many cases is an advantage, as it is not well that food should be digested too rapidly, especially in these days when the skill of cooks and food specialists puts much of our diet before us in a condition that affords little exercise for the digestive powers. "The after-dinner coffee, then, tends to slow down the process of digestion, and makes nutri- tion what it ought to be—a slow and gradual operation. "All the same, coffee, as well as tea, should be &nbsp; shunned by those whose digestions are weak."
THE PROGRESS OF ELECTRIC LIGHTING. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 1 February 1902
THE PROGRESS OF ELECTRIC LIGHTING. "Engineering" says that the electrical &nbsp; schemes to be considered in the present session of &nbsp; Parliament are very numerous. It is particu- &nbsp; larly noteworthy that the number of local au- &nbsp; thorities applying for power to supply elec- &nbsp; tricity shows a greater increase than is the case &nbsp; with private promoters. &nbsp; Comparatively small urban districts display &nbsp; considerable courage in this respect; and, ob- viously, their only hope of financial success is in the prosecution of large "bulk" schemes, which will obviate for them the risk of having a large generating station to supply a slowly growing clientele, and at best a variable load. Of such large "bulk" schemes, quite a number &nbsp; are promoted this year. The county of Kent is included in one, with prospective generating stations at Strood, on the River Medway; at Sturry, in the rural d...
NEBUCHADNEZZAR'S THRONE ROOM. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 1 February 1902
NEBUCHADNEZZAR'S THRONE ROOM. —♦— &nbsp; The expedition investigating the site of ancient Babylon has discovered the throne room of the great King Nebuchadnezzar, an enormous place about 60ft. broad and 170ft. long, the entrance being immediately opposite the alcove in which the throne stood. On each side of the throne on the north side of the hall are richly colored architectural adornments. The expedition has also discovered a large number of inscribed bricks. These have been translated and are found to be letters, psalms, contracts, and dic- tionaries of the utmost importance for the study of the Old Testament. Two other expeditions are now being planned, one to settle the geo- graphical position of the realm of the Queen of Sheba, the other to clear up the mystery attached to the name of Prester John.
LOTS OF TOYS IN AMERICA. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 1 February 1902
&nbsp; &nbsp; LOTS OF TOYS IN AMERICA. &nbsp; It is said that Americans spend more money in providing amusement for their children than any other nation. The largest toy factory in the world is in New York. It makes 1807 distinct varieties of toys. The building is five storeys high, and has an annual output of over a hundred million playthings. Last year nearly three mil- lion tin whistles were made, and the tin soldiers reached the enormous total of six millions.
King Edward's New Motor Car. A LUXURIOUS VEHICLE. TO HOLD SIX PASSENGERS. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 1 February 1902
King Edward's New Motor Car. A LUXURIOUS VEHICLE. —♦— &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; TO HOLD SIX PASSENGERS. In the King motoring possesses one of its &nbsp; keenest supporters. &nbsp; Since the days of the English-built Daimler, &nbsp; which was his Majesty's initial experiment in &nbsp; motor ownership, quite a number of cars have &nbsp; passed through the gates of Sandringham for &nbsp; his use, but his interest in this form of locomo- tion appears unabated. The majority of his cars, however, have been &nbsp; Coventry Daimlers, in the selection of which &nbsp; his Majesty has set the very necessary example &nbsp; of encouraging the home industry. The last car &nbsp; supplied him was a great roomy, comfortable &nbsp; vehicle, principally designed for use at shooting &nbsp; parties and similar functions, and known as the &nbsp; beaters' car. This, however, is entire...
MR. RALPH HALL CAINE. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 1 February 1902
MB. RALPH HALL CAINE. Mr Ralph Hall Caine, who is now editing Dickens' old paper, "Household Words," is not only the son of Mr. Hall Caine, the eminent novelist, but ranks, as stated in "The World's News" of last week, as the youngest editor in London. To be accurate, his age is 17 and a half years, and hitherto he has little or no experi- ence of journalistic work, but his father resolved to test him by purchasing the paper above men- tioned, and placing it in his hands. Thus, almost di- rectly from school, he has assumed the professional frock coat, and an editor's responsibility. Though his face still retains its boyish look, Mr. Ralph Hall Caine possesses &nbsp; considerable grit, and he is laying ambitious &nbsp; plans for the development of his enterprise. &nbsp; &nbsp; Naturally his father Is watching the under- &nbsp; &nbsp; taking with much interest, and has already been &nbsp; &nbsp; commissioned by the son fo...
OUR SHIPPING SUPREMACY. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 1 February 1902
OUR SHIPPING SUPREMACY. &nbsp; —♦— &nbsp; &nbsp; Referring to foreign shipping competition in &nbsp; a speech to the Liverpool Shipbrokers' Society &nbsp; recently, Mr. Gerald Balfour, M.P., said that &nbsp; during 1900 vessels of the gross tonnage of &nbsp; 600,000 were transferred from the British register &nbsp; to foreign owners; against this, however, over &nbsp; 1,200,000 tons were added to the British register. &nbsp; The significance of this movement lay in the fact that whereas the additions consisted almost entirely of new vessels constructed in the United Kingdom, the transfers consisted of old ships. &nbsp; While recognising that the loss of our mercan- tile marine would mean the destruction of the &nbsp; British Empire, and while admitting every cause &nbsp; for vigilance in this respect, he saw no ground &nbsp; for alarm. The efforts which foreign nations &am...