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LORD STRATHCONA ON OPPORTUNITY. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 8 February 1902
LORD STBATHCONA ON OPPORTUNITY. —♦— Lord Strathcona, the Grand Old Man of Canada, in the course of an interview which appears in the December number of the "Young Man," gives the following practical advice to young fellows starting in life:— Be content with your present lot, but always be fitting yourself for something better and some- thing higher. Do not despise what you are. Be satisfied for the time, not grumbling and find- ing fault. If you want to get higher, to a better position, only cheerful perseverance will bring you there; grumbling will not help you on an inch. Your future really depends almost entirely on yourself, and is what you like to make it; I would like to impress this fact upon you. Do the work yourself; don't wait for friends to use their influence in your behalf; don't depend on the help of others. Of course, opportunity is a great thing, and it comes to some men more frequently than to others. But there are very few whom it does not visit at one time or anot...
WISDOM OF THE SPHINX. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 8 February 1902
WISDOM OF THE SPHINX. The custom of calling drinks is a dreadful nuisance. One cannot have a bit of business to settle but one has to put the question, or reply to it: "What are you going to take?" If I were to reply that I would have a shave or a new hat, I should be set down as an idiot; yet I reckoned it out the other night that I had drunk 17 new hats in a fortnight in the cost of complimentary liquors, not necessary to my di- gestion or alimentation. The "Have a drink" shibboleth should be made penal.— "Sphinx," Cairo. The betrothal is announced of the Archduchess &nbsp; Marie Christine, daughter of the Archduke Fred- &nbsp; crick, to Prince Emmanuel zu Salm-Salm. &nbsp;
A SMART BOY. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 8 February 1902
A SMART BOY. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Mamma (to Tommy, who has joined lustily in &nbsp; the hymns): "Now, Tommy, do you know the &nbsp; meaning of "sin's alloy?" &nbsp; Tommy (promptly): "Yes, mummy dear; when &nbsp; you're not speaking the trufe."—"Phil May's Annual." &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;
PRESENTATION TO LORD ROBERTS. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 8 February 1902
PRESENTATION TO LORD ROBERTS. &nbsp; An interesting presentation has just been &nbsp; made to Lord Roberts by 82 of his friends. The &nbsp; list of subscribers is a very representative one, including, as it does, members of both Houses of Parliament, representatives of the army, literature, art, and the stage. The presentation took the form of a portrait in oils of his son, Lieutenant Roberts (by Mr. Julian Story), an admirable likeness; as well as an album, beauti- fully bound, containing a finely finished minia- ture in ivory of Lord Roberts, and the following address:—"This album, together with a portrait of Frederick Hugh Sherston Roberts, who died from wounds received when attempting a splen- did deed of gallantry, for which he was awarded the Victoria Cross, was presented to Field Marshal Earl Roberts, K.G., etc., by his friends and admirers as a token of sympathy with him in the grievous loss of his son, and in recogni- tion of the unparalleled service...
Forgotten. (LADY TROUBRIDGE IN "FREE LANCE.") [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 8 February 1902
Forgotten. (LADY TROUBRIDGE IN "FREE LANCE.") &nbsp; &nbsp; The men were drawn up on the quarter-deck of the good ship Vengeance, and the master-at-arms was reading from the open book in his hand. "John Brooks wants to stop his allotment, sir," said he to the commander, a clean-shaven, fine- looking young fellow. "Who is it made to?" &nbsp; "His wife." &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; "His reasons?" "He wishes to give them to you privately." The commander assented by a nod, and the matter ended for that day. On the following day it recurred to his mind, and he ordered the sentry to send the man to him. Orders are quickly obeyed on board ship, and a few seconds later the man came in from the sun- light and stood motionless on the inner side of the cabin door. The commander looked at him gravely; he knew from previous experience that under the man's impassive face and manner there might be hidden the germ of a tragedy— the tragedy of absence and inc...
A WISE BOY. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 8 February 1902
A WISE BOY. "Good eyesight is necessary for a caddy, isn't it?" asked the boy of no experience. "Oh, I don't know," answered the experienced, lad. "There's some couples in this club that'll pay you more for looking the other way an' not seein' anything than they will for finding the &nbsp; balls. You've got to learn when to have eye- &nbsp; sight an' when not to have it." &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;
FRIENDLY ITALY. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 8 February 1902
FRIENDLY ITALY. —♦— A telegram from London to the Paris "Temps" says that an Italian has written to Mr. Chamber- lain that "Salus Britannica suprema lex est" for the peace of Europe. Mr. Chamberlain is said to have replied that he always had a "warm sym- pathy for the Italian people, and had at heart the best understanding between England and Italy. If this letter and the reply are authentic, Italians will be grateful to their countryman for interpreting their sentiments so truly, and &nbsp; to Mr. Chamberlain for his amiable response.— "Il Pungcolare Parlamentare." Rome.
A BICYCLE STORY. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 8 February 1902
A BICYCLE STORY. &nbsp; The stranger (as Smith alights): "I suppose it's &nbsp; pretty difficult to ride those things?" &nbsp; &nbsp; Smith (seeing a chance to score): "Oh, no; any- &nbsp; body can do it first time. It's simplicity itself. &nbsp; Try it." &nbsp; Smith "Excuse my laughing; but you do look so funny." The Stranger: "Perhaps; but I can show you something funnier than that. Look— —here!" —"Pick Me Up."
AMERICA'S WAR HERO. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 8 February 1902
AMERICA'S WAR HERO. &nbsp; The only gold medal awarded by the Ameri- can Congress for heroic conduct daring the war with Spain has been bestowed upon Lieutenant Frank H. Newcomb, who commanded the re- &nbsp; venue cutter Hudson and rescued the officers and crew of the torpedo boat Winslow from a very perilous position off Cardenas. To each of the officers under Lieutenant Newcomb was awarded a silver medal and to each member of his crew a bronze medal.
WHAT AMERICA WOULD DO. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 8 February 1902
WHAT AMERICA WOULD DO. In the smoking-room of a Swiss hotel a dis- cussion recently took place (says the "Free Lance") between a German and an American as to the merits of their respective armies. The former believed in discipline and trained troops as he believed in the hereafter. The American believed in training, too, but held that a lot depended upon the material trained. "Nonsense," rejoined the German. "Untrained troops can never stand against well-drilled ones." He paused impressively, and then said: "What would you do if Germany landed an army of 250,000 per- fectly-drilled and perfectly-equipped men on your shores?" "Bury them," was the quiet but com- plete rejoinder.
THE SONG OF THE SEA. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 8 February 1902
THE SONG OF THE SEA. A bottle, securely sealed, was recently washed ashore near Pwllbeli. When opened it was found to contain a musical composition. This has been christened "The Tune in the Bottle," and to- gether with the story of its discovery has been printed. Thousands of copies of the composition have been sold. It is written in the sol fa nota- tion, and adapts itself to the words of a celebrated Welsh hymn. Nearly all the Welsh chapels have added the tune to their hymnology, and it is sung by large congregations every Sunday. No one seeems to know how, when, or where the bottle was put in the sea.
ELECTRICITY IN THE LAUNDRY. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 8 February 1902
ELECTRICITY IN THE LAUNDRY. Electrically-heated irons are no new thing in English laundries, and their use saves much dirt and unhealthy atmosphere as compared with gas-heated irons. Up to the present, how- ever, electric heating has not been very success- fully adapted for ironing machines such as are used for rolling collars and cuffs, or for goffering. According to an American contemporary, a laun- dry machine has been invented which appears to be a success. It is a collar and cuff ironer, and has five heated rolls and three-drums, with a capacity of 30,000 articles per day of 10 hours.
MOUNTAIN OF GOLD FOUND. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 8 February 1902
MOUNTAIN OF GOLD FOUND. &nbsp; &nbsp; A new mountain has been discovered and ex- plored on the borders of the Malayan States of Kelantan and Pahang. Up to the present time it was known that such a mountain existed, but, although several expe- ditions have been organised to locate it and make the ascent, all have been unsuccessful. The adventurer to whom has fallen the pre- sent honor is Mr. John Waterstradt, a Dane, who is well-known in Malay and Borneo as an intrepid explorer and scientist. He set out from Kota Bahru, the capital of Kelantan, in May last, and by the end of October only he had successfully accomplished his object, after hav- ing been twice compelled to turn back. On Gunong Tahan, for that is the name given the peak, whose height is from 7500 feet to &nbsp; 8000 feet, Mr. Waterstradt secured many excel- &nbsp; lent specimens of birds, insects, and shells. The &nbsp; hill is also rich in gold, for a piece of quartz &nbsp...
PRAISE FOR TRADE UNIONS. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 8 February 1902
PRAISE FOR TRADE UNIONS. The indications of the statistics are that trade unionism is steadily growing in the United Kingdom, though it still includes little more than one-fortieth of the population; that the unions are increasing in financial prosperity and strength, and that the vast bulk of their resources is devoted to the mutual benefit of the members, and only a small and apparently diminishing fraction to strikes. These are com- &nbsp; mendable conditions, and they are auspicious of continued good for industrial Britain. —"Tri- bune," New York.
FEEDING A SACKED COBRA. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 8 February 1902
FEEDING A SACKED COBRA. Recently a large crowd, composed chiefly of Komatis, assembled at Veysarpandy, Madras, to offer gifts of fruit and pour libations of milk into the hole of a sacred cobra. This is an annual ceremony, and is called "Nagala Chow- ty," or the snake-feeding ceremony. Such a quantity of milk was poured down that the cobra, to escape drowning, darted from its hid- ing-place, scattering its devotees, and took refuge in a bush close at hand. —"Madras Mail."
A PRO-BOER FATHER. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 8 February 1902
A PRO-BOER FATHER. How far (asks the "Leeds and Yorkshire Mer- cury") is a man, holding opinions conveniently described as pro-Boer, justified in forcing his children to accept his views. A Stirlingshire father has just registered the name of his child, ushered into the world last week, as "Christian De Wet Botha Cronje Steyn Kruger" So-and-So. &nbsp; The registrar of the parish of Muiravonside, who &nbsp; was asked to enter this unique array of titles in &nbsp; his books, must have been staggered when the &nbsp; father reeled off the surnames of the five Boer &nbsp; leaders. As the law stands at present a parent can bestow any collocation of names he pleases on his offspring; but such a formidable list as that chosen by the ardent pro-Boer of Muiravonside &nbsp; must heavily handicap his son in life's race, even &nbsp; although his proenomen is "Christian." &nbsp;