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"THE GRAVEYARD OF SHIPS." FOUR-MASTED SHIP SWALLOWED BY THE GOODWIN SANDS. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 15 February 1902
&nbsp; "THE GRAVEYARD OF SHIPS." &nbsp; FOUR-MASTED SHIP SWALLOWED BY THE GOODWIN SANDS. The last vestige of the 998-ton 4-masted Nor- &nbsp; wegian iron sailing ship Mersey, with her cargo &nbsp; of 1400 tons of South American dyewood for the &nbsp; Yorkshire factories, sank recently beneath the &nbsp; Goodwin quicksands. She struck the sands one morning, nearly opposite Deal. The crew were saved by the lifeboats, but nothing could be done for the ship. A few hours rolling on these shifting sands broke her back; then the sand began to swallow her piece- meal; hull and cargo sank foot by foot, until nothing but her masts stood up from the water, she disappeared, and left no trace. Many a score of vessels have gone before her into these depths, but not often so rapidly. Sometimes a mast will stand for a long time, like a finger-post pointing the way of destruc- tion. Thus the large sailing ship Hazelbank, wrecked in the same way, and on...
LONDON PRESS VIEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 15 February 1902
LONDON PRESS VIEWS. —♦— The rebuke administered to Mr. Chamberlain by Chancellor Von Bulow in the Reichstag re- cently as a result of Mr. Chamberlain's refer- ences to the conduct of the German army in the war with France has caused intense and widespread irritation here, and has markedly increased the bitterness of Anglo-German relations. The "St. James' Gazette," which called Von Bulow a "swaggering Pharisee," said:— "His offensive speech has brought the growing irritation between the two countries into a dan- gerous sphere, and the Kaiser's telegram of six years ago not more disastrous to mutual good relations than this studied affront to a British statesman, who is trusted by the country, and, through him, to the country itself. Our attitude of easy tolerance is no longer compatible with our dignity as a nation. Even if Von Bulow had been the head of a Republican Ministry, dependent for its life on fickle popular opinion, there would have been little excuse for his gross pervers...
OPPOSE GERMAN ANGLOPHOBIA. BREMEN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND THE FRANKFURTER "ZEITUNG" DEPRECATE IT. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 15 February 1902
OPPOSE GERMAN ANGLOPHOBIA. &nbsp; —♦— BREMEN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND THE FRANKFURTER "ZEI- TUNG" DEPRECATE IT. The annual report of the Bremen Chamber of Commerce, says the Berlin correspondent of "The Times," refers to the present hostile temper of the Germans toward Great Britain, and draws attention to the fact that the exports of Ger- many to Great Britain and her colonies, with the total British exports to Germany, amounted in 1900 to 1,000,000,000 marks (about £47,600,000). Those responsible for the anti-British agitation, says the report, are only helping to delay the end of the South African war and are causing an estrangement in the commercial relations of Great Britain and Germany that is lively to seri- ously depress the economic life of Germany. The Frankfurter "Zeitung" refers to "the ex- aggerations and inventions regarding the conduct of the English troops in South Africa dissemina- ted by German books and newspapers." It says the authors "are mostly either pe...
MAGIC SQUARES. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 15 February 1902
MAGIC SQUARES. Magic squares of numbers, in which the figures added in perpendicular, horizontal or diagonal rows make the same sum, are found in books of puzzles, but the principle on which they are based is never given. &nbsp; There is a principle, however, an it is appli- cable without limit, from one square to any odd number of squares indefinitely. For illus- A MAGIC SQUARE. tration, a square of 25 squares is given, and the sum of each of its rows of figures, perpendicu- larly, horizontally, or diagonally, is 65. Now for the rule. Always write your num- bers consecutively, diagonally, upwards, to the right. If that direction carries you outside of the squares, then go to the opposite end of the row at which you stand. If you reach a square that is occupied, or the upper right-hand corner, then drop to the square below the last one used, and proceed as before. Begin with one in the upper central square. Now try it.
GERMANY'S COLONIAL POLICY. RIDICULED BY HERR RICHTER IN THE REICHSTAG. A SAMOAN INCIDENT. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 15 February 1902
GERMANY'S COLONIAL POLICY. RIDICULED BY HERR RICHTER IN THE REICHSTAG. —♦— A SAMOAN INCIDENT. Herr Richter, who is regarded, even by the Min- isters, as knowing as much about economic ques- tions as any statesman in Germany, entertained the Reichstag several hours on January 9 with ridicule of Germany's colonial policy. While, he said, the simplest and most necessary home needs were neglected, anything demanded on behalf of the colonies was voted enthusiastically, under the illusion that such action increased the greatness of the empire abroad. "While reforms in railroad management at home were deferred, millions of marks were sunk in malarial Af- rican swamps. Among these "fantastic schemes of world poli- tics," Herr Richter included Kiao-Chow. He said that Germany's landing there had been accomplished as easily as in an operetta, and that since that time 47,000,000 marks (over £2,000,000) had been wasted there. A correspondent at Samoa writes to the "Cologne Gazette," giving a hit...
To Capture Transatlantic Shipping. BRISTOL'S TWO MILLION DOCK SCHEME. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 15 February 1902
To Capture Transatlantic Shipping. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; BRISTOL'S TWO MILLION DOCK SCHEME. —♦— The proposed new dock, which is to be large enough to allow the biggest vessel to "swing," will be approached by a lock 150ft. larger than the largest ship afloat. There is to be an extensive system of railways, wharves, and ware- houses. Those who have adopted the forward policy in Bristol dock matters are anxiously and hope- fully looking forward to a revival in a marked sense in the shipping trade, for in March the first sod of the extended docks works will be cut by &nbsp; the Prince of Wales. &nbsp; The man in the street, says the "Morning &nbsp; Leader," has for a long time been complaining that the Bristol Docks Committee has been too slow, but one of the great changes which have occurred in the conditions of dock work has probably not been fully appreciated by him, and that is the amount of land required for handling and storing goods...
THE INSOMNIA SOCIETY. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 15 February 1902
THE INSOMNIA SOCIETY. &nbsp; A society has recently been organised here with the object of waging war against sleep. The members are pledged never to sleep over four hours, also to train their children to do with less sleep. The president of the society says: "Since limit- ing myself to four hours I have felt more active, energetic, and healthy than ever before. Mil- lions of people are wasting their lives by unneces- sary sleep. It is also a sure sign of laziness, and lazy people are not wanted in Chicago." &nbsp; The society has a large membership, and &nbsp; branches will be established in other parts of the country.
LONDON'S BOTTOMLESS PIT. RECENT COLOSSAL COMPANY LOSSES. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 15 February 1902
LONDON'S BOTTOMLESS PIT. RECENT COLOSSAL COMPANY LOSSES. The past year has been singularly unfortu- &nbsp; nate for the investor in London. Apart from the enormous shrinkage in the value of securities, due to the war, he has had to face the collapse of the Whitaker Wright group and the writing-off of capital by other companies on a huge scale. The latest recommendation, says the "Ex- press," in regard to reduction of capital comes from a committee of the Salt Union, which proposes that no less than £1,600,000 of the share capital shall be written off. Only last week an advisory committee of the Welsbach Company, after a long and searching investigation, presented a report in which they declare that the concern is enormously over- capitalised, and recommend that the capital of £3,589,000 be written down to an amount that will bring it into proportion with the earnings of the company. Earlier in the year £1,425,000 was written off by Samuel Allsopp and Son, Limited, while the ...
THE MAN OF THE WOODS. APPEARANCE OF A SINGULAR TRAVELLER IN ITALY. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 15 February 1902
THE MAN OF THE WOODS. APPEARANCE OF A SINGULAR TRAVELLER IN ITALY. A strange personage made his first appearance in Rome on Christmas Day; and has sprung straightway into fame. His name is Richard Jannasch, and he was born at Frankfurt-on-Oder. Till the age of 26 he followed the trade of a glazier. Then, threat- ened by consumption, he determined to change his mode of life, and for the last four years he has wandered up and down, sleeping on the bare ground and living on the fruits of the earth. He is to some extent a man of education, and writes poetry. Moreover, in German-speaking lands he gives lectures, his object being to in- duce men to follow his example, and thus cure themselves of their diseases, or, better still, pre- venting them. Barelegged and barefoot, his hair reaching to his shoulders, and clothed in a cotton tunic, over which he throws a grey woollen covering, he walks the streets of the Eternal City, followed by a gaping crowd, and hailed as the Man of the Woods an...
ANCIENT VILLAS UNEARTHED. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 15 February 1902
ANCIENT VILLAS UNEARTHED. &nbsp; —♦— Some important archaeological discoveries have been made in the excavations at Castellamare, near Naples. Three villas have been unearthed, which be- longed respectively to Pomponious, Papinianus, and Coriolanus. A good many statues of the Greek school were also found, and the walls are covered with frescoes, the colors of which are as fresh as though they had been painted yesterday. All this district was destroyed by the volcanic eruption that also buried Pompeii.
BALLOON MANIA. PROJECT TO CROSS THE DESERT OF SAHARA. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 15 February 1902
BALLOON MANIA. PROJECT TO CROSS THE DESERT &nbsp; OF SAHARA. &nbsp; Aeronautical circles in Paris are much in- &nbsp; terested in a projected balloon voyage across the &nbsp; Sahara. &nbsp; The balloon is to do the trip by itself, as it &nbsp; appears that the originator of the idea, Captain &nbsp; Debureau, does not care to make the journey &nbsp; &nbsp; without first knowing the way the wind blows. &nbsp; He proposes to fit the balloon with an auto- &nbsp; &nbsp; matic ballasting arrangement. Water forms the &nbsp; ballast, and is contained in a box, in whose &nbsp; &nbsp; under side is a valve. A spring joined to the &nbsp; &nbsp; valve tends to open it, but it is kept closed by &nbsp; &nbsp; means of a weight attached to a long rope. &nbsp; &nbsp; When the balloon descends the weight touches &nbsp; &am...
KAISER AS ARCHITECT. HE DESIGNS A NEW POLICE OFFICE FOR WIESBADEN. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 15 February 1902
KAISER AS ARCHITECT. &nbsp; HE DESIGNS A NEW POLICE OFFICE &nbsp; &nbsp; FOR WIESBADEN. &nbsp; &nbsp; The latest character assumed by the Kaiser, &nbsp; &nbsp; according to a Berlin telegram of January 1, &nbsp; &nbsp; is that of an architect. The authorities in &nbsp; &nbsp; Wiesbaden, having discovered that new central &nbsp; &nbsp; police offices were needed in Wiesbaden had &nbsp; &nbsp; plans drawn up, which, after long delay, were &nbsp; &nbsp; passed by the Ministry of the Interior, at the &nbsp; &nbsp; beginning of the present year. &nbsp; &nbsp; Work with the foundations was considerably &nbsp; &nbsp; advanced, when suddenly orders came to stop &nbsp; everything. No reasons were given for this &nbsp; step, nor did anyone find it necessary to ex- &nbsp; plain why work wa...
A SUICIDE'S GOOD WISHES. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 15 February 1902
A SUICIDE'S GOOD WISHES. &nbsp; —♦— One Espenon, a carriage cleaner, hanged him- self on New Year's Eve in his lodgings at Leval- lois, France. On his chest was pinned a card, on which the following was written:— "I have sought fortune for 57 years, and have found it at last at the end of a rope. Owing to a woman's tongue life has been a misery to me; therefore I took it. Tell Menard, at the corner wine shop, not to put a cross on my tomb, but put it on the slate against my account. A happy new year to you all.—Espenon, President of the Society of Self Hangers." Colonel Elliott, R.E., advises volunteers to train by hunting each other across country as the Boers hunt big game.
PASSING THE PLATE. STRANGE SCENE IN A WELSH ROMAN CATHOLIC CHAPEL. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 15 February 1902
PASSING THE PLATE. STRANGE SCENE IN A WELSH &nbsp; ROMAN CATHOLIC CHAPEL. &nbsp; &nbsp; An extraordinary scene was witnessed in the &nbsp; Roman Catholic Chapel, Bangor (Wales), on a &nbsp; recent Sunday night. &nbsp; During the collection a young lady appears to &nbsp; &nbsp; have ignored the collection plate, both, as to con- &nbsp; tribution and as to the passing of it on. Where- &nbsp; upon the priest, Father Radcliffe, in a com- &nbsp; manding voice called out from the door of the &nbsp; sacristy, where he stood: "Take that plate." &nbsp; The young lady declined, when the priest &nbsp; advanced to her pew, and again sternly com- &nbsp; manded her to take the plate at once. The &nbsp; young lady still declined, but finally she put &nbsp; forth a hesitating hand towards the plate which &nbsp; the priest held to her. &nbsp; Whether...
RELIGIOUS RIOT IN SCOTLAND. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 15 February 1902
RELIGIOUS RIOT IN SCOTLAND. &nbsp; News has come through from the Island of Lewis of a great riot there on December 28. A police force from the mainland was driven into a church by the islanders, and, after a siege of six hours, surrendered, and left the place. The riot, the correspondent of a London paper says, is a continuance of the religious disturb- ances of a few months back. A union of the Free and United Churches of Scotland took place, but the Highlanders and Islanders, whose forefathers were in the forefront of the dis- ruption of 1842, refused to countenance the alli- ance of the sects. The minister at Ness joined the United Church, but his congregation vowed he would not have their church. The Sheriff's officer was deforced when he tried to get pos- session. On a recent Saturday a force of police was drafted from the mainland, and, with a lock- smith, they proceeded to Ness to open the church doors. The islanders allowed them to proceed with their work. At dusk, ...
SUBURBAN TERRORS. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 15 February 1902
SUBURBAN TERRORS. "Listen, Henry; I hear a burglar in the cel- lar," said Mrs. Harkins. "Great Scot, Molly," replied Mr. Harkins, "you don't suppose he's after that peck of potatoes, do you?" On the Equator the average temperature of the ocean surface is 78deg.; but at 500 fathoms the water is only 5deg. above freezing point.
German Anglophobia. BULOW'S DIG AT CHAMBERLAIN. SAYS WHEN HE ATTACKS THE GERMAN ARMY HE IS "BITING ON GRANITE." [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 15 February 1902
German Anglophobia. &nbsp; —♦— BULOW'S DIG AT CHAMBERLAIN. SAYS WHEN HE ATTACKS THE &nbsp; GERMAN ARMY &nbsp; HE IS "BITING ON GRANITE." In the Reichstag, on January 8, Count Von Stolberg-Wernigerode (Conservative) denounced the recent references of Mr. Chamberlain, the British Colonial Secretary, to the German Army. In reply, Count Von Bulow, the Imperial Chan- cellor, said: "The last speaker alluded to a reference an English Minister recently made to the German Army's conduct in the Franco-German war. I believe we are all agreed, and I think all sensible Englishmen agree with us, that when a Minister considers himself called on to justify hie policy— &nbsp; and such a thing may happen—he does well to &nbsp; leave foreign countries out of the discussion." &nbsp; The statement was greeted with marks of ap- proval from the house. Continuing, the Chan- cellor said: "Should he, however, wish to adduce examples from abroad, it is advisable...
England's Position Abroad. MAX NORDAU'S VIEWS ON THE WAR AND ITS EFFECTS. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 15 February 1902
England's Position Abroad. MAX NORDAU'S VIEWS ON THE WAR AND ITS EFFECTS. Referring to the South African war in his annual feuilleton in the "Neue Freie Prease," Herr Max Nordau says that the Continental prophets of evil, who, outside Holland, where there is a feeling of relationship, are prompted rather by hatred of the Briton and sham love &nbsp; of the Boer, greatly exaggerate the prejudice which England has suffered in her interests as a world Power by the war. "The Times" correspondent in Vienna, who gives a translation of Herr Nordau's article, says that he (Nordau) points out that during the past two years England has done nothing and left nothing undone which would not have been done or left undone without the Transvaal war. She played a leading part in China. The sphere of influence she has reserved for herself has been respected by all the other Powers. She did not prevent the Russians from establishing themselves in Manchuria, but it is very doubtful whether she e...