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A TRIBUTE TO THE NURSES OF A LONDON HOSPITAL. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 8 February 1902
A TRIBUTE TO THE NURSES OF A LONDON HOSPITAL. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; —♦— &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; The driver of an omnibus going along Picca- &nbsp; dilly in the direction of Hyde Park Corner &nbsp; the other day turned his head, and thus "opened conversation" with a nurse who was a top front- &nbsp; seat passenger:— &nbsp; &nbsp; "You are a 'orspital nurse, miss, I take it, &nbsp; from your dress?" "I am," she answered, and, &nbsp; knowing the ways of the "London 'busmen," &nbsp; she waited, with a little amusement, for more, &nbsp; "Ah, well, there's a-many a young woman &nbsp; took up with that work nowadays, and it's the &nbsp; most noblest work going, it is, 'specially if it's &nbsp; took up with aright." &nbsp; Silence for a minute. &nbsp; &nbsp; "It warn't long since I com...
SEDITION IN ODESSA. INFLAMMATORY HANDBILLS DISTRIBUTED IN THE THEATRE. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 8 February 1902
SEDITION IN ODESSA. &nbsp; —♦— INFLAMMATORY HANDBILLS DIS- TRIBUTED IN THE THEATRE. On a recent Sunday, at the Russian Theatre, &nbsp; Odessa, a whistle was blown in the middle of the performance. This was the signal for hand- bills to be thrown from several parts of the theatre into the pit. The handbills were lithographed, and were of a violently seditious nature. They ran: "Down with the Emperor; long live the Republic!" "The students are the friends of the workmen!" and much more to this effect. As can be imagined, a tremendous sensation was caused, but the performance was con- tinued. Its conclusion was the signal for a fresh shower of handbills from all parts of the theatre. On the public attempting to leave the theatre, they found all the doors locked, the police hav- &nbsp; ing carefully surrounded the building, &nbsp; Many arrests were made, chiefly amongst &nbsp; workmen. &nbsp; Demonstrations of a similar nature also took pl...
A Remarkable Crime. A FATHER CONVICTED OF THE MURDER OF HIS FIVE CHILDREN. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 8 February 1902
A Remarkable Crime. A FATHER CONVICTED —♦— OF THE MURDER OF HIS FIVE CHILDREN. In last week's "World's News" an account was given of a remarkable trial going forward in France. The trial has now concluded, and the inhuman father been condemned to the guillo- tine. Our special correspondent in London, under date December 28, sends the following further particulars relating to the crime, the trial and the condemnation of the man:— A murder case which has excited considerable interest in France mainly on account of the purely circumstantial evidence adduced, con- cluded last Monday, when the prisoner, Brierre, after a trial full of those incidents which are the delight of the Frenchman and the astonish- ment of the Briton, was convicted of the mur- der of his five children, and condemned to the guillotine. The murder took place last April, in the little village of Corancez. Brierre, a peasant farm- er, had been playing cards in a cafe in the vil- lage, and about 1 o'clock in the mornin...
NOT FEELING WELL. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 8 February 1902
NOT FEELING WELL. &nbsp; "Abner, are you not going to church this morn- &nbsp; ing?" &nbsp; "No; I'm not feeling well, Miranda." &nbsp; "Why, you were well enough a little while ago &nbsp; to curry the horse, clean the buggy, and mend a &nbsp; broken place in the harness." &nbsp; "I want you to understand, madam, that a man &nbsp; may be able to do all that, and yet not feel well &nbsp; enough to go to church."—Chicago "Tribune." &nbsp;
EVIDENCES OF CIVILISATION. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 8 February 1902
&nbsp; EVIDENCES OF CIVILISATION. &nbsp; One of the features that attract most atten- &nbsp; &nbsp; tion in travelling through the Australian colo- &nbsp; &nbsp; nies (says a writer in "Cassell's Saturday Jour- &nbsp; nal") is the number of churches which are &nbsp; everywhere to be found. Every little township or &nbsp; &nbsp; village has three or four edifices devoted to wor- &nbsp; ship; in fact, one Victorian hamlet achieved &nbsp; &nbsp; notoriety by being the possessor of five churches &nbsp; &nbsp; and no public-house. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;
DR. SVEN HEDIN'S VISIT TO TIBET. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 8 February 1902
DR. SVEN HEDIN'S VISIT TO TIBET. Dr. Sven Hedin, the Swedish explorer, who &nbsp; recently arrived at Ladakh from Central Asia, &nbsp; has sent the following telegram to King Oscar &nbsp; of Sweden:— &nbsp; "I have made an extremely important journey &nbsp; through all Tibet, disguised as a pilgrim, with &nbsp; two followers. On approaching Lhasa we were &nbsp; recognised and captured, but were well treated &nbsp; by order of the Dalai Lama. &nbsp; "Our second attempt was opposed by 500 &nbsp; &nbsp; Tibetan soldiers. Our splendid discoveries were &nbsp; lost, with almost our whole caravan, but my &nbsp; &nbsp; notes were saved. We have reached British &nbsp; territory, where we have been received with &nbsp; every honor and hearty hospitality, by order of &nbsp; the Viceroy. My humble greetings to your Ma- &nbsp; jesty.—Hedin." &nbs...
HOME FOR WORKING WOMEN. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 8 February 1902
HOME FOR WORKING WOMEN. &nbsp; —♦— &nbsp; &nbsp; Dwellings for ladies are always a difficult question in London. There are already several "mansions," "chambers," and "blocks" in vari- ous parts, but most, if not all, of them are run by companies or private enterprises for profit. There is a scheme on hand, says the "York- shire Daily Observer," to start a modest dwell- ing on co-operative lines by taking a house in the West Central district, and letting rooms at moderate rentals to women employed during the day. It is proposed to put in a lady housekeeper who can also cook, and that each inmate shall contribute a share of rent and wages. Food would be supplied at ordinary retail cost price, and any profit gained by catering wholesale for a number would be divided quarterly. The suggestion is to begin at first with about nine inmates, who would guarantee the rent and wages for a year. There is no reason why the cost should be more than 25s per week each, incl...
SEND FOR A POT OF BEER. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 8 February 1902
SEND FOR A POT OF BEER. A teacher in a Board school the other day was &nbsp; "showing -off" her pupils before a number of &nbsp; visitors. &nbsp; During the spelling lesson one small red- &nbsp; headed boy was given the word "introduction." He paused, twisted his lips, stared, and then in a faltering way spelled it correctly, and was apparently very surprised when he discovered that he had done it. "Do you know what that word means?" asked the teacher. "No, miss." "What! You don't know what introduction means?" "No, miss." "Well, now, I'll explain it to you. Does your mother ever have visitors?" "Yes, miss." "Well, now, suppose that two women came to call on your mother. Your mother knows one &nbsp; of the women, but doesn't know the other. She &nbsp; has never seen the woman, and doesn't even know her name. Now, how would she become &nbsp; acquainted with this woman and find out her name?" "She'd send for a pot of beer!" The v...
Military Motor Waggons. RECENT ALDERSHOT TRIALS. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 8 February 1902
Military Motor Waggons. RECENT ALDERSHOT TRIALS. During December the authorities at Aldershot have been testing military motor waggons over the hilly districts sur- rounding that famous and warlike centre. There were originally 11 entries, but only five waggons turned up on the day the practical trials were to begin. The Thornycroft Steam Wag- gon Company sent two cars, one being specially designed for military purposes. Primarily it burns liquid fuel, but can be altered in a very short space of time to burn solid fuel. The Foden steam lorry, another competitor, is of singularly neat appear- ance, and resembles an &nbsp; ordinary traction loco- motive. It burns coal. The machinery consists of a compound engine, mounted on the top of the boiler, while the power is transmitted from the top of the boiler in front to the rear by means of a chain and gearing. Then there was the Milne five-ton lorry, built on the world- famous Daimler principle throughout. It is fired &nbs...
AUTOMATIC SIGNALLING. A REMARKABLE SYSTEM TO BE ADOPTED BY THE NORTHEASTERN. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 8 February 1902
AUTOMATIC SIGNALLING. A REMARKABLE SYSTEM TO BE ADOPTED BY THE NORTH- EASTERN. The North-Eastern Railway Company have de- &nbsp; cided to instal on their main line near York &nbsp; (England) the Hall electric automatic track cir- &nbsp; cuit block signal apparatus. The system has for &nbsp; some time been used in America to a great ex- &nbsp; tent, and dispenses with the services of signal- &nbsp; men except at points of junction. It is purely &nbsp; automatic, and is operated by electricity by &nbsp; means of connections set up by the trains them- &nbsp; selves. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; When a train has passed a signal the electric &nbsp; current is diverted from an electro-magnet in &nbsp; the signal-case so that the signal automatically &nbsp; falls to danger through the force of gravity, and &nbsp; there it remains so long as a pair of wheels are &n...
EASILY REMEDIED. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 8 February 1902
EASILY REMEDIED. A good story is told of Mr. Jelf, who has just been appointed a Judge of the High Court. On one occasion, when he was Recorder of Shrews- bury, a prisoner, who was something of a hypo- crite, tried at a quarter sessions to melt his heart with tears. "Have you never been in prison?" asked Mr. Jelf in soothing tones. "Never, my Lord, never," was the reply. "Well, don't cry," the Recorder replied. "That can easily be remedied. I'll send you there now." —"London Globe."
TO AVOID CONSCRIPTION. PILSENER PEASANT DRESSES FOR NINETEEN YEARS AS A GIRL. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 8 February 1902
TO AVOID CONSCRIPTION, PILSENER PEASANT DRESSES FOBR NINETEEN YEARS AS A GIRL. A woman waiting for a train at Pilsen, in Bohemia, recently, attracted the attention of the policeman on duty on the platform, and he took her to the police station to give an account of herself. Sha stated that her name was Mary Karfiol, and that she had been employed in various situations as a domestic servant. Docu- ments in her possession bore out these state- ments. &nbsp; The police, however, entertained suspicions, and a medical examination revealed the fact that Mary Karfiol was a man. Seeing that the game was up, he confessed that at his birth he had received the name of Mary by mistake, and had been entered by the registrar as a girl. His parents allowed the mistake to remain uncorrected, and brought him up as a girl, chiefly because he could thus escape the detested com- pulsory military service. "When he became old enough to understand, he acquiesced in the deception for similar reason...
FRENCH SUBMARINE TRIALS. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 8 February 1902
FRENCH SUBMARINE TRIALS. Trials of submarines of a most interesting &nbsp; character were made at Cherbourg towards the &nbsp; latter end of December. &nbsp; The Morse, Algerien, and Sirene made a suc- &nbsp; cessful attack on the coast defence ship Bou- &nbsp; vines. &nbsp; His submarines plunged on leaving the arsenal, and the Bouvines, being unable to follow their &nbsp; movements, was torpedoed by the Morse and &nbsp; Sirene before the artillery of the coast defence &nbsp; could be trained upon them. &nbsp; The Algerien, less fortunate, was seen coming to the surface; therefore its attack was consid- ered a failure.
BOTH IN THE SAME BOAT. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 8 February 1902
BOTH IN THE SAME BOAT. &nbsp; —♦— &nbsp; Great Britain has neglected its army in its care for the navy, and Japan has neglected its navy in its anxiety about its army. Great Bri- tain is about to make good its mistake at an enormous expenditure, but the results of the neglect on Japan's part will be more harmful to Japan than they will be in the case of Great Britain. It is as clear as the day that both for Great Britain and for Japan the chief task before each nation is the maintenance of a powerful navy. "Jill Shempo," Tokio.
THE NEW BRITISH STAMPS. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 8 February 1902
THE NEW BRITISH STAMPS. The new issue of British stamps, one specimen of which is presented herewith, were placed on sale at all post-offices throughout the United Kingdom on January 1. Unusual precautions were taken to prevent premature use of these new stamps. Inland revenue officers had constant supervision over the printing establishment, and when the first consignment of printed sheets was transferred to the Controller of Stamps at Somerset House vigilant guards accompanied the shipment to prevent mishap. The new stamps are regarded as an "artistic success" by officers of the Go- vernment who have to do with this branch of the postal service. "I think the public will like them," said one high official. "The design is classical and pleas- ing. The likeness of the King is very good." Dealers and private collec- tors have displayed great anx- iety regarding the new series. Inquiries have been sent from the colonies, and, indeed, from all parts of the world, respecting the date of ...
ALADDIN'S LAMP. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 8 February 1902
ALADDIN'S LAMP. &nbsp; —♦— &nbsp; This lamp, which figured in the Christmas pro- &nbsp; duction of "Aladdin," at the Hippodrome, Lon- &nbsp; don, is the most costly stage property of its size &nbsp; ever made. There are 8000 stones in it, including &nbsp; Brazilian diamonds, emeralds, topazes, etc. It &nbsp; took six months to make, and cost £250. &nbsp;