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Britain's New Ally. THE MATTER OF THE MOMENT. A TBEATY WITH JAPAN. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 22 February 1902
Britain's New Ally. THE MATTER OF THE MOMENT. A TREATY WITH JAPAN. &nbsp; Ever since her army swept away the legions of China, aud her navy rode ruth- lessly over that of her nearest neighbor, Japan has been looked upon us a coming Power. As one writer recently put it, "She sprang one morning, like Minerva from the head of Jupiter, full grown and armed &nbsp; from the brow of Revolution. And that was little more than 30 years ago." A nation which had till then been almost wholly regarded as a mediaeval toy tour- ist resort, with its paper houses and painted lanterns, its funny little people, with their funnier ways, is to-day the ally of the greatest Western Empire. The united navies of Great Britain and Japan can, of a truth, sweep the seas. No possible combination of Pow- ers—because the Uni- ted States would al- ways be with the Allies—could hope to successfully cope with the warships of those two Powers. By a singular coin- cidence, the London papers which reache...
Nothing Serious. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 22 February 1902
Nothing Serious. BY "ANYBODY." &nbsp; Fish stories seem more easy to procure than any other. An intelligent and invariably truthful correspondent sends the following, which he vouches for as fact:— A lone fisherman the other Sunday was pursuing the Waltonian art from a ferry wharf, when a cleric, with his sermon tucked under his arm, come along to catch his boat. The fisher of men sought to improve the shining hour. "You should be catching souls to-day," said he. "No fear," replied the fisher, as he impaled a squirming worm on the hook, "there ain't no soles about," but, looking out of the corner of his &nbsp; eye, he added, "I fancy it would not be hard to catch a flathead." Which calls to mind a story current in the "Midlands" of England about a well-known local &nbsp; preacher in the Methodist connection. The "lo- cal" was due to preach at an outlying chapel, and, in order to reach it in time, borrowed a friendly neighbor's pony and trap. On the journey th...
STRICTLY BUSINESS HERE. A man who has four marriageable daughters has posted the following rules in his parlor in big type, so that they will be read:— [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 22 February 1902
STRICTLY BUSINESS HERE. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; A man who has four marriageable daughters &nbsp; &nbsp; has posted the following rules in his parlor in big &nbsp; &nbsp; type, so that they will be read:— &nbsp; &nbsp; 1. Young men callers are expected to leave not &nbsp; &nbsp; later than 10 o'clock. &nbsp; &nbsp; 2. Don't get nervous, for someone is liable to &nbsp; &nbsp; come into the room at any moment. &nbsp; &nbsp; 3. Do not make a bluff about marriage unless &nbsp; &nbsp; you intend to make the bluff good. &nbsp; &nbsp; 4. Young men who keep company with my &nbsp; &nbsp; daughters will confer a favor by giving them to &nbsp; &nbsp; understand at the start whether they mean busi- &nbsp; &nbsp; ness or are calling merely to pass away the time. &n...
AERIAL NAVIGATION. A correspondent, Mr. Charles Whittel, writes on aerial navigation as follows:— [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 22 February 1902
AERIAL NAVIGATION. A correspondent, Mr. Charles Whittel, writes on aerial navigation as follows:— Having observed in your issue of the 1st inst., in reference to aerial navigation that a gentleman in France (Paris) is constructing an aerial machine (balloon), and it being stated that "the great originality of the system, however, is the adjust- ment of the frame of the balloon," I beg to in- vite your attention to the, perhaps, singular co- incidence that several years ago I constructed an aerial model (balloon), of which I have the photo- graph, and a copy of which is in the possession of the Aeronautical Society of Great Britain, laying down that system, with the exception (so far as regards inclusion) that I placed the whole of the working parts (framework) within the envelope. I desire to state that the originality of the principle (or system) of avoiding leeway was laid down by M. Dupoy de Lome (a most celebrated French engineer) many years ago in his well- known and famous bal...
SNUFF-TAKING. A REVIVAL OF A HABIT OF OUR GRANDFATHERS. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 22 February 1902
SNUFF-TAKING. A REVIVAL OF A HABIT OP OUR GRANDFATHERS. It was once hoped that the not very clean habit of snuff-taking had died with our grandfathers (says the "Morning Leader"), and that a new and a cleaner generation had sprung up. But the im- pression is apparently a mistaken one—as mis- taken as the idea that only a few old men (if any), with red handkerchiefs, indulge in the habit. In Cheapside, nearly opposite Wood- street, there is a much-noted tobacconist's shop, known to our fathers as "The Lord Mayor's &nbsp; Snuff Box," but now familiar to City men as "Messrs. Botterill and Sons." This firm recently told a "Morning Leader" re- presentative that the practice of snuff-taking has been steadily growing in popularity again these 10 years and more. The victims seem to be mostly young City men—clerks, warehousemen, and com- mercial travellers, especially the latter. "The commercials," the "Morning Leader" representa- &nbsp; tive was told, "buy it very largely as...
The Santa Cruz Wave Motor. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 22 February 1902
The Santa Cruz Wave Motor. Ever since man first sought to render useful the various forces of nature, the wonderful power in the mighty waves of the ocean has excited his awe and exercised his ingenuity. Fortune after fortune has been expended to carry out the carefully calculated plans of the the mechanical engi- neer or the fancy of the sanguine theorist. A few have worked; stockholders were elat- ed, the inventor hilari- ous; but soon the sea arose in wrath, re- straints of wood, ce- ment, or steel were but playthings before the storm, and by morn- ine the contrivances of man lay a crumpled wreck upon the beach. The city of Santa Cruz, California, owns what is perhaps the only practical and effi- cient wave motor in existence to-day; and it has stood the test of four years' operation. One of the many at- tractions of Santa Cruz is the Cliff Drive, ex- tending for four miles northerly from the city along the rugged sand stone bluffs rising in places sheer 50ft. from the breakers b...
LEFT TO THEIR FATE. BRITISH CREW DESERTED BY PANIC-STRICKEN SPANIARDS. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 22 February 1902
LEFT TO THEIR FATE. &nbsp; BRITISH CREW DESERTED BY &nbsp; PANIC-STRICKEN SPANIARDS. &nbsp; &nbsp; I have learned (says the "Daily Mail" corres- pondent at Oporto on January 8) the following de- tails of the disastrous collision off the Portuguese coast, between the Liverpool steamer Alfonso and the steam collier Hullera Espanola, which sailed under the Spanish flag. It will be recollected that the whole of the crew of the Alfonso, nineteen in number, were drowned, except Captain Burnett. There was &nbsp; an intermittent fog at the time, and a sharp look out was being kept on the English vessel. The mate was on the bridge. Seeing a strange vessel looming up in the darkness he hurriedly warned Captain Burnett, who rushed on deck. He was, however, unable to reach the bridge in time. There was a terrible crash as the Hullera drove right on to the Alfonso. The captain saved himself by clinging to the anchor-chain of &nbsp; the Spanish vess...
FIRST WOMAN PHOTOGRAPHED. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 22 February 1902
FIRST WOMAN PHOTOGRAPHED. —♦— Miss Dorothy Cathe- rine Draper, who died at Hastings-on-Hudson, United States, the other day, aged 95, was said to be the first person who ever sat for a photo- graph. She posed for her brother, Dr. John W. Draper, who had dis- covered a process by which a daguerrotype could be made in a few minutes. The photo- graph was made in 1839, when Miss Draper was known in New York so- ciety as "Dolly Draper," and the picture, with that statement that the subject had to pose "only about six minutes," created a sensation in artistic circles. The original picture became the possession of Lord Herschell, whose heirs still retain it.
A Conspiracy of Silence. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 22 February 1902
&nbsp; &nbsp; A Conspiracy of Silence. &nbsp; (BY "DICK SWIVEL-EYE.") &nbsp; "Very wrong of the papers to publish this sort of thing; very wrong, disgraceful, in fact!" These words came from the official thorax of Mr. Lettergo Gallagher, of the Nevermind De- partment, as he sat on the starboard side of a George-street tram on Monday morning, reading "The Daily Telegraph." "I'm a good mind to stop the paper," he added, indignantly. "Stop what paper?" asked Mr. Mildman, of Mosman. "The Telegraph!" "Oh don't do that I pray," earnestly implored &nbsp; Mr. Mildman. "My fourth wife's uncle's cousin &nbsp; is one of the principal shareholders, and I &nbsp; &nbsp; wouldn't like you to stop the paper; there has &nbsp; been much capital invested in it, and if you were &nbsp; to order it to cease publication— &nbsp; "Don't talk nonsense," said Mr. Gallagher, "I &nbsp; mean I have a good mind to stop...
BIG FIRE-ENGINES. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 22 February 1902
BIG FIRE-ENGINES. &nbsp; The two biggest fire-engines in the world are in &nbsp; Liverpool. These are the most powerful fire &nbsp; engines known, throwing 1800 gallons of water a minute and a jet 140ft. high. The force with which the water is ejected from them may be estimated from the fact that the jet was "war ranted to kill a man at 350ft." &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;
THE TROUBLES OF ROYALTY. ARISE FROM ARCHDUKE FRANCIS' MORGANATIC MARRIAGE. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 22 February 1902
THE TROUBLES OF ROYALTY. ARISE FROM ARCHDUKE FRANCIS' MORGANATIC MARRIAGE. As was anticipated at the time of the mar- riage, trouble has arisen regarding the position of the Archduke Francis Ferdinand's morgan- atic wife, Princess Hohenberg. The heir-presumptive's wife received an in- vitation to attend the wedding of the Arch- duchess Elizabeth and Prince Otto Windisch- graetzz, but was allotted quite a back seat both in the church and at the breakfast after the cere- mony. This meant that she would not only be sepa- rated from her husband, but would have to accord precedence to a score of persons in- ferior to him in rank. On ascertaining this, the Princess Hohenberg declared that she would not attend the wed- ding. Then came the announcement that the Arch- duke Francis Ferdinand and his wife were starting for Jerusalem before the date of the wedding. This would have caused a scandal, but the Emperor paid a visit to his nephew and the Princess Hohenberg and asked them not to per- ...
ARE YOUNG MEN "REMISS?" BELATED GIFTS FROM REMORSEFUL BACHELORS. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 22 February 1902
ARE YOUNG MEN "REMISS?" &nbsp; BELATED GIFTS FROM REMORSE- FUL BACHELORS. "A Society Lady" writes to the "Daily Mail": —"That the question 'Are young men remiss?' should have been asked publicly is interesting, since it is frequently discussed in private by London hostesses, who from sad experience nearly all answer in the affirmative. "It may interest you to hear that the correspon- dence has already done good. One lady who has long kept open house told me that since it began she has, to her surprise, been sent sweets, game, and other trifling gifts by a number of affluent young men who have enjoyed her hospitality hitherto without as much as say- ing "Thank you.' "I know of a well-to-do bachelor, accustomed to dine regularly at a certain house without ever offering even a toy to the children, who one day met his hostess and a friend on their way to lunch at a restaurant. He said that he, too, was going there, and invited them to join him. When the bill was presented he gla...
HE KNEW. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 22 February 1902
HE KNEW. "What are marsupials?" asked the teacher, &nbsp; and Johnny was ready with his answer. &nbsp; "Animals that have pouches in their stomachs," &nbsp; he said, glibly. &nbsp; "And for what are these pouches used?" asked &nbsp; the teacher, ignoring the slight inaccuracy of the &nbsp; answer. "I'm sure that you know that, too." &nbsp; "Yes'm," said Johnny, with encouraging &nbsp; promptness. "The pouches are for them to &nbsp; crawl into and conceal themselves when pur- &nbsp; ued." &nbsp; &nbsp;
THE WELL AT NAZARETH. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 22 February 1902
THE WELL AT NAZARETH. There is only one really authentic site in Nazareth—St. Mary's Well, indisputable because it is the only spring in the neighborhood, and therefore necessarily that which was used by the Holy Family. It is now arched over, and here the women of the town resort to draw water, gossip, and quarrel with great zest, as they have done for two thousand years. —"Travel."
AN ECCENTRIC BANKER. LIGHTING A CIGARETTE WITH A £50 NOTE [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 22 February 1902
AN ECCENTRIC BANKER. LIGHTING A CIGARETTE WITH A £50 NOTE At a fancy dress ball at the Metropole Theatre, Berlin, on January 5, Herr Von Bleichroeder, a young member of the well-known banking family, having become rather excited, lighted a cigarette with a bank-note for 1000 marks (£50). Count Von Schoenbom Buchheim, an attache of &nbsp; the Austrian Embassy, made some remark about the young man's foolishness. High words were exchanged, and the two men came to blows. The police had to interfere, and separated them after some difficulty; Herr Von Bleichroeder was found to be badly hurt on the eye. A duel will probably take place. Herr Von Bleichroeder was formerly an officer of the Reserve in the Guards.
A Notable Scene in "Ben Hur." [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 22 February 1902
A Notable Scene in "Ben Hur." THE RESCUE OF "ARRIUS, THE TRIBUNE." "When the Astrea went down, her deck, held &nbsp; her own crew, and the crews of the two galleys &nbsp; which had attacked her at the same time, all of &nbsp; whom were engulfed. &nbsp; . . . . With their struggles he had nothing to do; they were all his enemies; not one of them but would kill him for the plank upon which he floated. He made haste to get away. About that time he heard oars in quickest move- ment, and beheld a galley coming down upon him. The tall prow seemed doubly tall, and the red light flaying upon its gilt and carving gave it an appearance of snaky life. Under its foot the water churned to flying foam. He struck out, pushing the plank, which was very broad and unmanageable. Seconds were pre- cious—half a second might save or lose him. In the crisis of the effort, up from the sea, within arm's reach, a helmet shot like a gleam of gold. Next came two hands with finge...
A French "Jack the Ripper" WHOLESALE CRIME. THE MURDERER AT NICE ADMITS A BECORD OF BLOODSHED. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 22 February 1902
A French "Jack the Ripper" WHOLESALE CRIME. —♦— THE MURDERER AT NICE ADMITS A RECORD OF BLOODSHED. Seldom has justice in France had to deal with so terrible a case as that of Henri Vidal, who is now charged at Nice, on his own confession, with four murders, and who is strongly sus- pected of yet a fifth, besides numerous robberies. It was on New Year's Eve that Vidal was arrested at Nice station for the trifling offence of travelling without a ticket. His appearance aroused the authorities' sus- picions, and he was charged with the Eze mur- der. That night he attempted suicide in a cell at the police station. Then next day people learnt that he had confessed the murder of the unhappy Gertrude Hirschbrunner. He told how he was once engaged to her, how he had given her money towards setting up a house, and how the engagement was broken off, then how he travelled with her from Nice to Monte Carlo by the night train, how a quar- rel broke out, and he cut her throat, and threw the body o...
BRITISH SEA SUPREMACY. SHIPOWNERS PREPARE FOR A POSSIBLE DANGER. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 22 February 1902
BRITISH SEA SUPREMACY. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; SHIPOWNERS PREPARE FOR A &nbsp; POSSIBLE DANGER. &nbsp; Liverpool shipowners have decided to develop &nbsp; a movement for replacing foreigners on British &nbsp; ships by British sailors. &nbsp; This is the outcome of an agitation started &nbsp; by Lord Romney, and which Government officials &nbsp; are closely watching with a view to granting &nbsp; assistance. &nbsp; It is pointed out that three-parts of the vessels &nbsp; sailing under the Union Jack are manned by sea- &nbsp; men of other nationalities, and that in the event &nbsp; of a European war, the British Navy could not &nbsp; protect the mercantile fleet, manned as it is mainly by foreigners. The chief point, however, that is now being considered is the probability of a successful strike, originated by Continental sailors, which would at any rate tempora...