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Most Pathetic Messages. SENT FROM THE TOMB. DYING MINER'S LAST LETTER TO HIS WIFE. WRITTEN IN THE DARK. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 8 February 1902
Most Pathetic Messages. SENT FROM THE TOMB. —♦— DYING MINER'S LAST LETTER TO HIS WIFE. WRITTEN IN THE DARK. No more pathetic story has ever been told than that contained ia a few roughly-pencilled sheets of paper found recently when the Doni- bristle Colliery, near Dunfermline, gave up the last of its dead. It was one of the worst colliery disasters of recent years. When an air-shaft was being sunk by two inspectors in the Donibristle mine, it collapsed, carrying with it two acres of the Mossmorran Moor. Seventeen men, in all, were entombed. After days of thrilling rescue work, beset by innumerable perils, all but four of these men were saved, and one of the four was Thomas Rathray. Rathray could have saved himself when the disaster occurred had he not gone back into the most dangerous part of the pit to save his brother. His lamp had been extinguished by the rush of water, and Rathray was groping his way along through the mud when his brother, weak from exhaustion, cried for help s...
ARMENIAN HORRORS. FIENDISH CRIMES SAID TO HAVE BEEN COMMITTED BY TURKS. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 8 February 1902
ARMENIAN HORRORS. The "Cologne Gazette", says that the number &nbsp; of Armenians who, single or in family groups, &nbsp; are fleeing from Turkish territory is daily be- &nbsp; coming greater. Their condition is terrible, and &nbsp; many of them show visible signs of maltreatment &nbsp; by the Kurds. &nbsp; The "Gazette" quotes such horrible examples &nbsp; as a boy of 13 having his tongue cut out and his &nbsp; toes slashed through, and bent old men having &nbsp; backs covered with wounds. The unfortunate creatures say that robbery and murder of Ar- menians in Turkey are everyday occurrences, and no notice is taken by Turkish officials. The plight of these Armenians who live in re- mote Turkish provinces is described as truly &nbsp; awful. &nbsp; The "Gazette" says that if these statements are &nbsp; found to be true, Russia will again make strong &nbsp; protests to the Sultan. &...
INDISCREET COMMANDER-INCHIEF. SNUBBED BY PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 8 February 1902
INDISCREET COMMANDER-IN- &nbsp; CHIEF. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; SNUBBED BY PRESIDENT &nbsp; ROOSEVELT. &nbsp; Lieutenant-General Miles has been severely &nbsp; censured by the Secretary for War for having &nbsp; publicly expressed an opinion with regard to the &nbsp; verdict of the Schley Court of Inquiry. The &nbsp; Secretary of the Navy has endorsed the report &nbsp; of that Court, and Mr. Edgar Maclay, who wrote &nbsp; the "History of the Navy," in which Admiral &nbsp; Schley was called a "caitiff" and a "coward," &nbsp; has been ordered to resign his position at Brook- lyn navy yard. It was Mr. Maclay's book which precipitated Admiral Schley's action in asking &nbsp; for the inquiry. &nbsp; The "New York Herald's" correspondent re- &nbsp; ports that President Roosevelt himself saw Gene- ral Miles on Saturday forenoon, December 21st, in his crowded a...
A STORY WITH A MORAL. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 8 February 1902
A STORY WITH A MORAL. Once on a Time there were Two Young Men of Promising Capabilities. One pursued no Especial Branch of Education, but Contented himself with a Smattering of many different Arts and Sciences, Exhibiting a Moderate Proficiency in Each. When he Came to Make a Choice of means of Earning a Livelihood, he found he was Unsuccessful, for he had no Speciality, and Every Employer seemed to Re- quire an Expert in his Line. The Other, from his Earliest Youth, bent all his Energies towards Learning to Play the Piano. He studied at Home and Abroad with the Greatest Masters, and he Achieved Wonder- ful Success. But as he was about to Begin his Triumphant and Profitable Career, he had the Misfortune to lose both Thumbs in a Railway Ac- cident. Thus he was Deprived of his Intended Means of Earning a Living, and, as he had no other Accomplishment, he was Forced to Subsist on Charity. &nbsp; &nbsp; This Fable teaches that a Jack of all Trades is Master of None, and ...
PUBLIC FAVORITES. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 8 February 1902
PUBLIC FAVORITES. "Once a favorite, always a favorite" to what &nbsp; the actor gratefully says of London. "It is a &nbsp; very pleasant thing to know," said a player, &nbsp; "that if you make a hit with the British public &nbsp; in 1990 you can do what you like from then until &nbsp; the year of grace 2000, and they will always be &nbsp; good to you in memory of how excellent you were &nbsp; a hundred years previously. —"Herald," New York. &nbsp;
HISTORICAL CONGRESS. SCHOLARS OF ALL NATIONS TO MEET IN ROME IN APRIL. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 8 February 1902
HISTORICAL CONGRESS. SCHOLARS OF ALL NATIONS TO MEET IN ROME IN APRIL. In the month of April next there will be held &nbsp; at Rome an International Congress of Historical &nbsp; Studies, under the patronage of the King of &nbsp; Italy and the Duke of the Abruzzi. &nbsp; The range of studies to be dealt with at the &nbsp; congress is very wide: History and scholarship &nbsp; in all branches, including the history of separ- &nbsp; ate departments of science—even of mathematics &nbsp; and experimental sciences, law, politics, archae- &nbsp; ology, ethnology, etc. &nbsp; Facilities of travel and entertainment will be &nbsp; offered to all members of the congress, consist- &nbsp; ing of reduction in railway and other fares, &nbsp; special arrangements for members by the muni- &nbsp; cipalities of Venice and Naples, besides those &nbsp; made at Rome, and the distributio...
Edison's Greatest. TO WORK A REVOLUTION IN AUTOMOBILISM. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 8 February 1902
Edison's Greatest. TO WORK A REVOLUTION IN AUTOMOBILISM. A definite announcement concerning Mr. Edi- son's new storage battery is made in "Harper's Weekly," of New York. The great inventor him- self, it is said, considers it his greatest triumph. Mr. Edison expects that his latest invention will work a revolution in automobilism. He &nbsp; claims that by the use of his battery the range of the electric automobile will be trebled. The inventor says: "The automobile should soon be as cheap as a horse and carriage. With a new motor, which will be within everybody's reach, and runs with a pint of crude petroleum per horse-power hour, any family that has stab- ling or storage accommodation for an automo- bile can re-charge the new cells at will. "Standard trucks are now building—electric drays, in fact—which will revolutionise street traffic when equipped with the new battery. Each of these automatic trucks will haul three &nbsp; tons of freight, and work all day." The ne...
NEW BRITISH WARSHIPS. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 8 February 1902
NEW BRITISH WARSHIPS. Owing to the pressure in Government dock- yards, the Admiralty have decided to give out the construction of two of the three battleships originally intended to be built in Royal dock- yards to private builders. Tenders for these will be issued along with those for five first- class cruisers. The battleships will exceed in gun-power and size anything afloat. They will be 420 feet long, and will have a displacement of 16,500 tons each, and a speed of 18 knots. The one to be named King Edward VII. will be built at Portsmouth, and the two sister-vessels, Dominion and Commonwealth, will be construct- ed in private yards. Like all modern armor- clads, they will have a barbette fore and aft, each mounting two 12-inch guns, but they will introduce a new feature—four turrets each with a 9-2 inch weapon. The armament will also include 10 six-inch quick-firers, not in separate casemates as in other ships, but on the central battery system followed by some foreign con- str...
A TEMPERANCE LESSON. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 8 February 1902
A TEMPERANCE LESSON. "I," said the temperance man, "strongly object to the custom of christening ships with cham- pagne." "I don't," replied the other man. "I think there's a temperance lesson in it." "How can that be?" "Well, immediately after the first bottle of wine the ship takes to water, and sticks to it ever after." &nbsp;
Fire on an Electric Railway at Liverpool. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 8 February 1902
Fire on an Electric Railway at Liverpool. The sketch shows the disastrous fire which recently occurred on the Liverpool Overhead (Electric) Railway. As a train was about to draw up at the Dingle terminus, which is an underground station approached by a long tunnel, the passengers were greatly startled by a loud explosion and dazzling electric flash from the fuse-box in the rear compartment of the train. Almost immediately after the flash, flames and smoke forced their way through the flooring of the carriages, the screaming and terror-stricken occupants rushed upon the plat- form and thence up a steep roadway towards the booking-office, which is on the street level. Seven men were found to be suffering from more or less severe burns to hands and faces, besides being almost suffocated by the dense smoke. As the station was underground, great difficulty was experienced in obtaining access to it, and for hours it was found impossible to enter or ascertain what had really happened. Afte...
Mr. Dooley on the Patronage of High Art. Mr. Dooley thus discourses in the "Cincinnati Enquirer" on the Patronage of High Art:— [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 8 February 1902
Mr. Dooley on the Patronage of High Art. Mr. Dooley thus discourses in the "Cincinnati Enquirer" on the Patronage of High Art:— "Whin a man gets hold iv a large hatful Iv &nbsp; neegotvable money wan iv th' first things he &nbsp; does is to buy some art. Up to th' time whin th' &nbsp; top blew off th' stock market he bought his art &nbsp; out iv th' front window iv a news an' stationery shop, or had it put in be th' paper-hanger. He &nbsp; took th' pa-apers that are a gr-reat help if &nbsp; ye're collectin' art, an' he had some pitchers iv &nbsp; fruit that looks natural enough to ate, d'ye &nbsp; mind, a paintin' iv deer like the wan he shot &nbsp; at in th' Manotowish counthry in eighty-eight, &nbsp; an' a livin' likeness iv a Lake Supeeryor white &nbsp; fish on a silver plate. That was th' peeryod, &nbsp; mind ye, whin th' iron dogs howled on his lawn, &nbsp; an' people come mi...
THE BIG CANAL. DIGGING NICARAGUA. SOME BIG PROBLEMS IN CONSTRUCTION. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 8 February 1902
THE BIG CANAL. &nbsp; DIGGING NICARAGUA. —♦— SOME BIG PROBLEMS IN CONSTRUCTION. How the Nicaraguan Canal is to be dug is a &nbsp; question which is exercising many minds in the &nbsp; United States. &nbsp; In some respects the Government could cer- &nbsp; tainly do the work for less than a private con- &nbsp; cern, but at the end of six years it would have &nbsp; accumulated a stock of machines and implements &nbsp; that would be useless until another canal wanted &nbsp; digging, and the cost of this accumulation would &nbsp; eat up the saving otherwise effected. &nbsp; Mr. J. Pierpont Morgan is prominently men- &nbsp; tioned as a possible head for the constructing &nbsp; &nbsp; syndicate. Men of large means must be found &nbsp; for the work, as the Government will not give &nbsp; a £40,000,000 contract to unknown persons, who &nbsp; will be require...
A CURIOUS TRANSFORMATION. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 8 February 1902
A CURIOUS TRANSFORMATION. Naturalists have long been familiar with a newt-like creature, breathing by gills and lungs both, and inhabiting the Lake of Mexico and other American waters. This is the Axolotl. It was also discovered that in certain localities this creature, which, by the way, breeds freely in Mexico, sheds its skin, casts off its gills and its tail-fin, develops another color of body, and leaves the water to become a land-newt. Under this latter guise it is known as the Amblystoma. Naturally, the explanation of this curious trans- formation rests on the fact that the Axolotl is really the young or tadpole stage of the Ambly- stoma-form, but the peculiarity here is that in its first stage it should breed and multiply, and continue to reproduce Axolotls, as if it were a perfectly mature animal. The occurrence of such cases points out to us one way in which species can be evolved; for, had we not been acquainted with the relationship of these forms, nobody would have hesit...
The Irishman. AND HIS CHARACTERISTICS. (BY "ONE," IN THE "MORNING LEADER.") [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 8 February 1902
The Irishman. AND HIS CHARACTERISTICS. —♦— (BY "ONE," IN THE "MORNING LEADER.") As your eye wanders lovingly over the well- &nbsp; proportioned form of your Celtic brother you are &nbsp; struck at once by a general impression of his &nbsp; largeness, his tall, stalwart figure, his broad, &nbsp; square shoulders, his massive head covered with &nbsp; a profusion of thick, curly hair; his big, shapely &nbsp; feet, his great, brawny hands—all speak in silent &nbsp; eloquence of the man's individuality. You asso- &nbsp; ciate great physical strength with a frame so &nbsp; bulky and well-developed; great mental power &nbsp; with a cranium so capacious; his feet betoken &nbsp; a good understanding; and his hands betray a &nbsp; taking disposition with holding propensities. &nbsp; "Introduce me to that man; I like his back," &nbsp; was a request once made by a lady. The man in &am...
A Wonderful Miracle Worker. WHAT A HYPNOTIST PROFESSES TO HAVE ACHIEVED. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 8 February 1902
A Wonderful Miracle Worker. WHAT A HYPNOTIST PROFESSES TO HAVE ACHIEVED. Professor Quackenboss, whose paper on the successful hypnotising of an actress, read be- fore the Medico-Legal Society, New York, has created an immense sensation, has given his views to the interviewers. He said that hypnotism is a tremendous force, which can be made not only to influence man, but animals, even insects. Scientists were only &nbsp; on the threshold of this mysterious realm. In reference to the case of the actress he said that he himself studied her part and saturated himself with its spirit. He then threw the lady into a hypnotic sleep, and impressed upon her by suggestion that she was actually the charac- ter. She is in no trance when on the stage, but the subliminal force (force beyond the limits of consciousness) within her becomes dominant, and self-consciousness is obliterated. His treatment consists in actuating the dor- mant psychic power. He does not impart know- ledge, but the ...