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NEW STORIES. Running in "THE WORLD'S NEWS," Including: [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 22 February 1902
NEW STORIES. Running in "THE WORLD'S NEWS," BY LEADING AUTHORS, Including: C. J. CUTCLIFFE HYNE, the creator 0f "Captain Kettle." ROBERT BARR, author of the "Mutable Many," and other popular works. JOHN STRANGE WINTER, whose stories are widely read wherever the English language is spoken. HELEN MATHERS, author of "Comin' Thro' the Rye." ALAN ST. AUBYN, who leaped into popu- larity with "A Fellow in Trinity." JOHN K. LEYS, whose serial story, "Fallen Among Thieves," is now appearing in "The Daily Telegraph." Next Week will appear: "EARTH-BOUND," A Mystic Story, By John Strange Winter.
In the Public Gaze. SANTOS DUMONT. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 22 February 1902
In the Public Gaze. SANTOS DUMONT. I had the pleasure of meeting Santos Dumont (says a writer in "M.A.P.") the great balloonist, the other day, at a dinner party given in Paris by Mr. Harmsworth. He is the very last man in the world you would take to be the fearless and reckless man who has often faced death in the pursuit of scientific discovery. Rather below the middle height, with a very slight and almost boyish figure; with a boyish face—long, narrow, &nbsp; with black hair worn down rather low on the forehead, he looks a little like a Brazilian edition of Phil May. And his manner is quietude itself. As he discusses ballooning as you might the weather, you find it almost impossible to realise that you are in the presence of a man whose name and fame have been made immortal; but only by the exposure of his life over and over again to death in a horrible way. From what I heard, I should not be at all sur- prised if some time this year we saw in England a new and daring bal...
COST OF THE BRITISH CABINET. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 22 February 1902
COST OF THE BRITISH CABINET. The annual "wages bill" of the British Cabinet is no light sum—at present it nearly reaches £100,000; or, to be exact, it amounts to £93,550. Of the Cabinet as at present constituted, the best paid is the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland, who re- ceives £20,000 a year; the Lord Chancellor comes next with £10,000, and the Irish Lord Chancellor's salary is £8000. Seven Ministers—respectively stationed at the Foreign, Colonial, War, India, Treasury, and Home Offices, and the Chancellor of the Exchequer—are paid £5000 each, which is the standard salary for a Secretary of State; while the First Lord of the Admiralty has £4550. The remaining eight members of the Cabinet are each given £2000 per annum. The offices of the Irish Chief Secretary and of Postmaster-General are respectively rated at £4425 and £2500.
RULERS AS HORSEMEN. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 22 February 1902
RULERS AS HORSEMEN. Few of the Sovereigns of Europe are good horsemen. The German Emperor has not what can be called a good seat. The Emperor Nicholas is far from being a master of the art of equita- tion, while the Kings of Sweden, Greece, and Denmark detest riding. The King of Portugal labors under the disadvantage of embonpoint. Prince Ferdinand of Bulgaria cannot ride for an hour at a time, and King Alexander of Servia is afraid of horses. The British Royal Princes are, however, all expert horsemen, but Continental Europe can only boast of two Sovereigns who are really at home in the saddle—the Emperor of Austria and the King of the Belgians.
A VALUABLE FRIEND. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 22 February 1902
A VALUABLE FRIEND. One of the best stories now being told about Mr. Yerkes, the American millionaire, who is going to convert the London District Railway into an electric "tube," is that which relates to a most generous act he once performed in the Quaker city. When Mr. Yerkes rose to the zenith of his power and the height of his wealth, one of the first things he did was to pay a visit to Philadelphia, the city wherein previously one of his best friends had met with financial disaster. Mr. Yerkes invited all his old friend's creditors to a magnificent dinner at the leading hotel, and when the repast was over he presented to each guest a cheque for the amount of his original claim, with 6 per cent. compound interest.
ABOUT PINERO. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 22 February 1902
ABOUT PINERO. Mr. Arthur W. Pinero, the dramatist, like more than one brother playwright, trifled with the law before finding the cap that fitted him. &nbsp; &nbsp; His father was a solicitor, who might have left &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; his son well provided for had he not, in an evil &nbsp; day, banked with the forger Fauntleroy, who afterwards had a brief morning engagement in front of Newgate Gaol. Pinero's earliest dramatic engagement was at the Theatre Royal, Edin- burgh, that he graduated in the same school as Henry Irving and J. L. Toole. He was one- and-twenty then, and passing rich on a pound a week. Five years later—that is, in 1881—he played with the Bancrofts at the Haymarket. Then he gave himself wholly up to play-writing, in which he was just beginning to find his feet. Now he is one of our wealthiest dramatic authors. &nbsp;
HOW A MUSICAL COMPOSER WORKS. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 22 February 1902
HOW A MUSICAL COMPOSER WORKS. &nbsp; Mr. Frederic H. Cowen, the well-known com- &nbsp; poser, says, with regard to his method of composi- &nbsp; &nbsp; tion: "I never work very late into the night now, &nbsp; &nbsp; though I used to. Every composer should have &nbsp; &nbsp; a note-book of some sort to jot down ideas in &nbsp; &nbsp; when necessary. I may say, however, that I &nbsp; &nbsp; have carried about with me (mentally only) whole &nbsp; &nbsp; songs or movements perfected sometimes for &nbsp; &nbsp; three or four years without writing down a note, &nbsp; and have afterwards used them in almost the exact state in which they were photographed &nbsp; in my brain! I usually work by fits and starts, &nbsp; sometimes for months continuously, while at &nbsp; &nbsp; other times I do little or nothing, lying quite fal- ...
MR. CROCKETT AS AN EARLY RISER. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 22 February 1902
MR. CROCKETT AS AN EARLY RISER. &nbsp; Mr. Crockett, the well-known novelist, sets an &nbsp; &nbsp; example of early rising, which few of his brother &nbsp; &nbsp; writers of fiction would care to follow. He is, in &nbsp; fact, a very Spartan among authors, for at 4 &nbsp; o'clock every morning this amiable giant tumbles &nbsp; out of bed and into a cold bath, and his long legs &nbsp; &nbsp; are striding over the moors by the time 5 is struck, &nbsp; After a cup of coffee he sits down to his type- &nbsp; &nbsp; writer, and has clicked out a large number of &nbsp; &nbsp; words before most people sit down to a 9 o'clock &nbsp; &nbsp; breakfast. Nearly all his writing in summer is &nbsp; done in his garden, where he has an ideal study &nbsp; as well as an observatory. &nbsp;
PARIS UNDERTAKERS' LAMENT. FUNERALS SHOWING A GREAT FALLING OFF. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 22 February 1902
PARIS UNDERTAKERS' LAMENT. &nbsp; FUNERALS SHOWING A GREAT &nbsp; FALLING OFF. &nbsp; The last Paris Exhibition has been blamed for &nbsp; many things, but few people suspected that it &nbsp; has earned a grudge on the part of the under- &nbsp; takers (says the Paris correspondent of the "Daily &nbsp; Mail," on January 7). &nbsp; Such, however, proves to be the case. A few &nbsp; days ago I was informed by a member of this &nbsp; sombre fraternity that 1901 had been one of the &nbsp; worst years in his line that he could remember, &nbsp; and official statistics support his statement. &nbsp; During last year the number of deaths in Paris &nbsp; was 2500 fewer than the average, and one large &nbsp; firm of undertakers did £8000 less business than &nbsp; in 1900, while another showed a decrease in re- &nbsp; ceipts of £1600. &nbsp; &nbs...
A GREAT DETECTIVE. THE HERO OF THE PHOENIX PARK MURDERS. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 22 February 1902
A GREAT DETECTIVE. THE HERO OF THE PHOENIX PARK MURDERS. A brief official announcement on a recent Sat- urday intimated that Mr. William Vesey Harrel had been appointed Assistant-Commissioner of the Dublin Metropolitan Police, in the room of Mr. John Mallon, resigned. That simple communique recalls some of the most interesting chapters in the political history &nbsp; of Ireland during the last half-century, in which &nbsp; Mr. Mallon played an exceedingly significant &nbsp; part. &nbsp; In the days of the Fenian conspiracy, Mr. Mal- &nbsp; lon rendered invaluable service to the authori- &nbsp; ties. He was one of the officers who in 1865 &nbsp; effected the seizure of the "Irish People," the &nbsp; organ of the Fenian Brotherhood, when the types &nbsp; and presses were seized, and all on the premises &nbsp; placed under arrest. &nbsp; Later on in the same year he secured the arrest &nbsp;...
THE SPEED OF OCEAN WAVES. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 22 February 1902
THE SPEED OF OCEAN WAVES. Dr. Vaughan Cornish, F.G.S., recently interest- &nbsp; ed a large audience at Burlington-gardens on &nbsp; the subject of "Waves on Water." The meeting &nbsp; was arranged for young people by the Royal &nbsp; Geographical Society, and the lecture was pro- &nbsp; fusely illustrated by lantern-slides and cine- &nbsp; matographs. The latter were the feature of the &nbsp; affair, and they included realistic views of the &nbsp; Atlantic in a storm, the rapids of Niagara, and &nbsp; the Severn bore. Dr. Cornish dealt chiefly with &nbsp; the length and speed of ocean waves. &nbsp; During storms, waves with periods of from &nbsp; eight to eleven seconds were observed, with &nbsp; lengths of from 328ft. to 620ft. A ten-second &nbsp; wave was 512ft. long. Great Atlantic waves &nbsp; sometimes reached 40ft. or 50ft. in height, but &nbsp; the ...
INVENTION GONE MAD. PERPETUAL MOTION AGAIN. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 22 February 1902
INVENTION GONE MAD. &nbsp; PERPETUAL MOTION AGAIN. Another mortal has, in his own opinion, "over- come the centre of gravity." The inventor of this curious contrivance de- clares that the machine has run 21 days without a stop, and then was persuaded to stand still only by strapping down. Remove the strap and the motion begins again, without a breath to start it. How? Its inventor permits no close examina- tion of his treasure, and only grudgingly con- sented to have its picture taken. This much and this much only is he willing to let the public know in his own words:— "The machine stands 14in. high, brass standard, with an upright post 9in. high, 2in. wide. On one end, with case hardened ball bearings, are two cones, holding twelve 3.32in. steel balls each. The main shaft is 1½in. long, 3.16in. diameter, with four brass tubular arms and two gravity weights connected to each arm. These gravity weights are not at any time at the same point, making a continuous revolution of 6...
A DUTCH SOUTH AFRICAN TESTIMONIAL. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 22 February 1902
A DUTCH SOUTH AFRICAN TESTIMONIAL. The "Taegliche Rundschau" would have been better advised to have refrained from publishing aspersions on the British soldier. War always breeds excesses, but the behaviour of Tommy Atkins in South Africa up to the present has not been of a character to incur these terrible charges. Moreover, if such things had really occurred we should have heard all about them from the Boers, and whatever opinions we may have formed of the British Army in South Africa from a military point of view, the English trooper, as an in- dividual, has repeatedly shown that war has not destroyed his better nature. —"Telegraaf," Am- &nbsp; sterdam.
A BIG BOOT. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 22 February 1902
A BIG BOOT. The Carnavalet Museum at Paris has just made acquisition of a curious object in the shape of an enormous brodequin, with five soles, weigh- ing at least 6lb. It is a specimen of the cob- blers' art which a cordonnier of the sixteenth century exhibited in his window for advertisement purposes.
WAR WEAR. THE NEW UNIFORMS OF THE BRITISH ARMY. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 22 February 1902
WAR WEAR. THE NEW UNIFORMS OF THE BRITISH ARMY. The new service dress of drab material for the British regular army and militia may be serviceable for war, but it will be equally as hideous as khaki. It has, however, several advantages. The jacket, with its roll collar and four roomy pockets, is easy fitting. The greatcoat has a short cape, to keep the shoulders dry, and side slits are provided to enable the wearer to get at his jacket pockets. Then its shape and material allow it to be folded up easily, and this to a soldier is a real boon. Leggings are now obsolete; the handy but ungainly-looking puttees take their place. But for the puttees' unsoldier-like appearance, no soldier will regret the permanent change, be- cause in wet weather the legging sadly marked the foot of a pair of trousers. HOW THE REGIMENTS WILL BE DISTINGUISHED. Hitherto the name of the regiment has been indicated &nbsp; on the shoulder-strap. &nbsp; Trouser-ends will be tucked tight, close ab...