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A Battle Royal. TERRIBLE FIGHT BETWEEN A LION AND A BEAR. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 22 February 1902
A Battle Royal. TERRIBLE FIGHT BETWEEN A LION AND A BEAR. —♦— Nature never intended that the lion should &nbsp; ever meet a Polar bear, but civilisation—which &nbsp; has so much to answer for—is responsible for &nbsp; this strange meeting. If it were not for civilisa- &nbsp; tion there would be no circuses, and if it had not &nbsp; been for an American circus a lion and a bear would never have been caged so close together &nbsp; and have quarrelled with each other. The Polar &nbsp; bear had angered the lion in some way—possibly &nbsp; by his color or his cold and reserved manner. &nbsp; The keepers were first aware of this trouble &nbsp; THE FIGHT. when the lion smashed the partition of iron &nbsp; bars that separated him from the bear. Al- though Bruin had not sought the fight, he met the lion with perfect courage, and the fight began at once. FIRST ROUND. The lion was a magnificent beast, weigh...
STAR OF THE SOUTH. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 22 February 1902
STAR OF THE SOUTH. The "Estrella do Sul" (Star of the South) &nbsp; brilliant, in the possession of the Khedive of &nbsp; Egypt, has a curious story attached to it. It &nbsp; was found in 1853 at Bargugem, Brazil, by a &nbsp; negress. In the rough state it weighed 254½ &nbsp; carats. Of the score or two of persons who made &nbsp; fortunes by the discovery, Casimiro, whose &nbsp; negress brought it to him in order to obtain her &nbsp; liberty, was the only one disappointed, having &nbsp; sold it for £3000. At the Bank of Rio de Janeiro &nbsp; it was deposited for £30,000. It was cut by Cos- &nbsp; tar, of Amsterdam, who became its possessor, and &nbsp; was sold to the Khedive.
THE HASTINGS DIAMOND. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 22 February 1902
THE HASTINGS DIAMOND. &nbsp; While the impeachment of Warren Hastings in &nbsp; 1786 was pending, a circumstance occurred which told against him in the popular feeling, and the &nbsp; suspicions current that Queen Charlotte, who &nbsp; was generally believed to be avaricious, had sold &nbsp; her favor for Indian presents. The Nizam of &nbsp; Deccan, anxious at this time to conciliate the &nbsp; friendship of England, had sent King George a &nbsp; valuable diamond of unusual dimensions, and, &nbsp; ignorant of what was going on in the English &nbsp; Parliament, had selected Hastings as the channel &nbsp; through which to deliver it. This peace offering &nbsp; arrived in England on the 2nd June, after the &nbsp; second charge had been decided against Hastings &nbsp; by the Commons. The diamond, with a rich &nbsp; purse, containing the Nizam's letter, was pre- &am...
ABOUT DIAMONDS. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 22 February 1902
ABOUT DIAMONDS. &nbsp; Four thousand years of the world's history &nbsp; had elapsed before it was ever dreamed that dia- &nbsp; monds existed, save in one spot, and that of &nbsp; limited extent. The first diamond of well-ascer- &nbsp; tained water, brought to light out of India, was, &nbsp; it is said, accidentally discovered by a miner in &nbsp; Brazil, in the commencement of the eighteenth &nbsp; century. Previous to this, the only known dia- &nbsp; nionds had been found in Borneo and Hindostan. &nbsp;
EDIBLE THINGS. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 22 February 1902
EDIBLE THINGS. &nbsp; In the Sandwich Islands, the edible dog (a favorite dish) is a dainty animal, fed exclusively on vegetables, chiefly taro (a root), in the form of dough, and at the age of two years is considered a dish wherewith to regale Royalty. Plato believed the diamond was the kernel of auriferous matter—its purest and noblest pith, condensed into a transparent mass. &nbsp; In China, the dog is fattened for the table, and is exposed for sale by the butchers, and in the cook shops. They are eaten by rich and poor alike. The Africans in Zanzibar hold a stew of puppies as a dish fit for a Monarch. In the pastry cook-shops in Russia, the tempt- ing morsel offered to Russian appetites is the piroga, an oily fish-cake. Little benches are ranged round tables, on which the favorite dainty is placed, covered over with an oily canvas, for it must be eaten hot. A large pot of green oil and a stand for salt are in readiness, and as soon as a purchaser demands a piroga...
LIEUTENANT'S LOVE. TOLD IN LETTERS TO A BOXOFFICE GIRL. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 22 February 1902
&nbsp; LIEUTENANT'S LOVE. &nbsp; TOLD IN LETTERS TO A BOX- OFFICE GIRL. In the Court of Session, Edinburgh, recently, &nbsp; the record was closed in an action by Lily Mary &nbsp; Whitehead, Lochrin, Edinburgh, against Ivor &nbsp; John Douglas Philipps, a lieutenant in the Black &nbsp; Watch, to recover £2000 damages for alleged &nbsp; breach of promise. &nbsp; &nbsp; Miss Whitehead (says the London "Express") &nbsp; is a booking clerk at the Royal Lyceum Theatre, &nbsp; Edinburgh, and she says that when the defender, &nbsp; who is 20 years of age, attains his majority on &nbsp; July 8, 1902, he will succeed to a fortune of sev- &nbsp; eral thousand pounds, besides certain estates in &nbsp; Fifeshire. &nbsp; The defender, who is said to be about five &nbsp; years younger than the pursuer, was intro- &nbsp; duced to her in the beginning of Ma...
HOW THE BRITISH RECOVERED A GUN. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 22 February 1902
HOW THE BRITISH RECOVERED A &nbsp; GUN. &nbsp; A lost Enslish gun is not exactly a novelty, but there is a lost English gun which has just been mounted in the now Admiralty Buildings to which an interesting history attaches. The gun, which is a bronze 12-pounder, was found last year in Pekin by the Germans, and, on it being ascertained that it was an English piece of ordnance, was handed over to Admiral Seymour. On looking up the history of the gun. Admiral Seymour discovered that it was the self-same gun which he himself had lost from a gun boat on the Canton River in the China War of 1857-62. The Chinese had dredged it from the river and taken it to Pekin, where the Germans found it. Admiral Seymour brought the 12-pounder home, and restored it to its original owners—the Ad- miralty.
CAUGHT ONCE. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 22 February 1902
CAUGHT ONCE. &nbsp; She: "Do you believe in this theory about &nbsp; spreading disease by kissing?" &nbsp; He: "Well, they say there's something in it." &nbsp; "Did you ever catch anything by kissing a &nbsp; girl?" "Yes, once; her father saw me at it." &nbsp;
PRESIDENT AND PEOPLE. ROOSEVELT TOO AUTOCRATIC FOR THE UNITED STATES. The Washington correspondent of the "Morning Leader" (London) writes to that journal on December 27 as follows:— [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 22 February 1902
PRESIDENT AND PEOPLE. ROOSEVELT TOO AUTOCRATIC FOR THE UNITED STATES. The Washington correspondent of the "Morn- ing: Leader" (London) writes to that journal on December 27 as follows:— The signs of discontent with Roosevelt are growing. In the Republican newspapers one may find an occasional reference to the Pre- sident's stubbornness. One newspaper has likened him to the hot- headed William of Germany, and warned him that that sort of thing will not go in this coun- try. Nor will it. Roosevelt made a bad, a very bad, mistake when he called General Miles to account in the White House, the other day, be- fore a whole roomful of people, for some com- ment that Miles had made upon the Schley case. The President scolded the General com- manding the army as a father might scold his 10-year-old son—if he were an unwise and hot- headed father. AN UNCALLED-FOR REBUKE. All through the country there is rolling a feel- ing that this rebuke was uncalled-for, and that it was undignified, if not...
THE LUCK OF A HORSESHOE. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 22 February 1902
THE LUCK OF A HORSESHOE. —♦— Horseshoes are supposed to be lucky, though the instance narrated by "The Road," in the following story must surely be the exception that proves the rule: "A man picked up a horseshoe in the road, and in accordance with the recognised custom, threw it over his left shoulder. So far so good, but the missile hit another man in the eye, blinding him for life, the man fell through a plate-glass window valued at £20, a piece of the glass struck a child, and so frightened it that it fell under the wheels of a passing 'bus, and was run over; the screams of the child made the horses in the 'bus bolt, and the vehicle was overturned, all of its 26 occupants being more or less hurt. Then the lucky man who picked up the horseshoe went and filed his petition, in view of the claim for consequential damages that he anticipates.
A DINNER A LA CHINESE. (SPECIAL TO "THE WORLD'S NEWS.") [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 22 February 1902
A DINNER A LA CHINESE. (SPECIAL TO "THE WORLD'S NEWS.") Course No. 1.—Tea, hung-yos (burnt almonds), tonkins (dried ginger), sung-wos (preserved orange). „ 2.—Won-fo (a dish not mentioned in the cookery book). „ 3.—Ton-song. „ 4.—Tap-fau. „ 5.—Ko-yo (a conglomerate of fish, flesh, and fowl). „ 6.—Suei-chon (a species of fish ball). „ Beche^le-mer (a dried kind of sea slug, resembling India rubber, worth one dollar per pound). „ Moisum (have some?) „ Su-yum (small balls, contents unknown). „ 10.—Hoisuigo (a kind of dried oyster). ,, 11.—Songhai (China lobster). „ 12.—Chung-so (small ducks in oil). „ 13.—Tong-chou (mushrooms worth three dollars per pound). „ 14.—Sum-yoi (birds' nests, worth 60 dollars per pound). And some 10 or 12 more courses, consisting of stewed acorns, chestnuts, sausages, dried ducks, stuffed oysters, shrimps, periwinkles, and end- ing with tea.'
A BISHOP AS EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 22 February 1902
A BISHOP AS EDITOR. &nbsp; The Bishop of Tarentaise has turned journalist, and is now editing the "Independent Savoyard," a Republican journal, published in Paris. There is nothing biassed about the bishop, for although the journal will uphold the rights of the army and religion as of justice and property, the new editor is all for progress. In what might be called his inducting article, he announces his intention of propagating Social- ism in the true sense of the word, and remaining loyal alike to the Pope and the Republic. People were wondering when the last mail left &nbsp; whether the bishop's action would recommend it- &nbsp; self to the Archbishop of Paris, who recently, in &nbsp; view of the coming elections, gave a strong in- &nbsp; junction to all his clergy to hold aloof from poli- &nbsp; tical struggles.
NEW FORM OF BARREL. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 22 February 1902
NEW FORM OF BARREL. A simple method of permitting a farmer to &nbsp; inspect the contents of his fruit barrels is an &nbsp; invention which is illustrated in the accompany- &nbsp; lag engraving. The invention consists in pro- &nbsp; viding one or more of the staves of a barrel with &nbsp; longitudinally-split tongue, the very end of &nbsp; which is held securely in place by the hoop, but &nbsp; which can be released and opened to permit an &nbsp; examination of the contents by displacing the &nbsp; hoop. &nbsp;
A NOVEL NUTCRACKER. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 22 February 1902
A NOVEL NUTCRACKER. &nbsp; &nbsp; Most of us run riot among the nuts which &nbsp; other hands have gathered for us, and, this &nbsp; being so, the latest invention in the shape of a nutcracker, which is illustrated, will be of particular interest to our readers. To crack a nut with the ordinary instrument so that only the shell will be broken is not easy; but even a child can perform this feat &nbsp; with the nutcracker which is shown in the &nbsp; picture, and which has just been invented. &nbsp; It consists of two flat metal plates, and of a metal ring, within which the two plates are fastened at a short distance from each other. &nbsp; One of the plates is attached to a screw, which &nbsp; can be turned by moving the handle. &nbsp; Thus, when a walnut, almond, or any other &nbsp; nut is to be cracked, all that is necessary is to &nbsp; place it between the two plates and turn the &...
WHERE SALT HAS TO BE SMUGGLED. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 22 February 1902
WHERE SALT HAS TO BE SMUGGLED. In Venezuela there is a very heavy duty on common salt, while "fruit salt," of which a large amount is consumed, is introduced free. The Customs authorities, according to the "Chemist and Druggist," not long ago were astonished to find that an immense amount of fruit salt was imported. The sudden increase in the importation of this article at last excited the suspicion of the officials, and on examination it was found that the fruit salt was really the common table ar- ticle, done up in bottles to resemble a well-known proprietary article. &nbsp;
WATER BAG HOOD FOR HEADACHES. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 22 February 1902
WATER BAG HOOD FOR HEADACHES. A water bag for the head is one of the latest substitutes for tbe old-fashioned flannel petti- coat receipt. The bag is shaped like a hood, is tied under tbe chin of the wearer, and has an opening at the top, into which water, hot or cold, is poured. If you happen to have a head- ache you will want ice water, but something else may be the trouble, and hot water will NEW-FASHIONED COMFORT. &nbsp; serve the purpose better. It is an easy way &nbsp; of applying hot or cold compresses to the bead, &nbsp; and, the bag being divided into compartments, &nbsp; only one or two of them may be filled, if pre- &nbsp; ferred. The weight of the bag should not be &nbsp; great. &nbsp;