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NEW RUSSIAN RAILWAYS. NEARLY 7000 MILES OF STRATEGIC LINES. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 22 February 1902
NEW RUSSIAN RAILWAYS. NEARLY 7000 MILES OF STRATEGIC &nbsp; LINES. &nbsp; The progress which Russia is making in lay- &nbsp; ing down railways, not only of commercial but &nbsp; of strategic value, attracts much attention in Berlin. In two directions the network of Rus- sia's railways has strikingly developed during the past year—in Central Asia and on the Prussian and Austrian frontiers. Not much progress has been made with laying the 1200 miles of line which will connect Orenburg with Tashkent, the first sod of which was lately turned by the Minister of War, but it is an- nounced that it will be ready for traffic in 1905, and in Orenburg extensive stores of railway plant have been already accumulated. A recent writer in the "Kolnische Volkszeit- ung" points out the ease with which in a com- paratively short space of time large masses of troops could be transported from the Volga at Samara, as soon as this line is open, to Tash- kent. From Tashkent t...
The Cruise of the Ping-Pong. (WITH APOLOGIES TO MESSRS. W. W. JACOBS AND CUTCLIFFE HYNE). [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 22 February 1902
The Cruise of the Ping-Pong. &nbsp; (WITH APOLOGIES TO MESSRS. W. W. JACOBS AND CUTCLIFFE HYNE). With her boom close-hauled, and the davits &nbsp; eased off a point or two before the wind, the &nbsp; schooner Ping-Pong luffed with the tide and picked &nbsp; her way down Channel. The comic cook was &nbsp; playing nap with the mate on the foc'sle, the &nbsp; boy was turning somersaults on the main-top, &nbsp; and the rest of the hands were below, concocting &nbsp; humorous remarks for future issues of a popular &nbsp; magazine. Suddenly a tremendous shout was &nbsp; heard. With a single bound Captain Kittle sprang &nbsp; up the aft companion and summoned his crew in &nbsp; a voice of thunder. &nbsp; "By James!" he cried, covering the astonished &nbsp; seamen with two revolvers—one in each hand— &nbsp; "by James, and likewise by Gum! This is a pretty business! Here am...
LIQUID FUEL IN THE NAVY. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 22 February 1902
LIQUID FUEL IN THE NAVY. —♦— &nbsp; Experiments to discover a means of making &nbsp; the consumption of oil possible in British war- &nbsp; ships are being vigorously pushed forward. &nbsp; During the past year various systems of burn- &nbsp; ing liquid fuel have been tried on the torpedo- &nbsp; boat destroyer Surly at Portsmouth, but the ex- &nbsp; perimental work is shortly to be moved to a &nbsp; wider stage, and the battleships Mars and Han- &nbsp; nibal, and the cruiser Arrogant, are to see what &nbsp; they can do to make the use of oil fuel practi- &nbsp; cable. &nbsp;
A SMALL BOY IN THE NURSERY. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 22 February 1902
A SMALL BOY IN THE NURSERY. &nbsp; A mother had just told her little boy the story &nbsp; of Joseph. He seemed quite interested as she &nbsp; told all about the coat of many colors, but her &nbsp; disappointment was mixed with amusement &nbsp; when the little fellow retorted, "I wouldn't have &nbsp; gone out with a coat like that. No wonder his &nbsp; brothers hid him in a pit." &nbsp;
NEW YORK'S POTATO SUPPLY. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 22 February 1902
NEW YORK'S POTATO SUPPLY. —♦— &nbsp; New York consumes 25,000 bushels of potatoes &nbsp; a day. Of this quantity, a New York correspon- &nbsp; dent tells, 20,000 are this winter being imported &nbsp; owing to the failure of the American crop, Scot- &nbsp; land, Ireland, and Belgium supplying the de- &nbsp; ficiency. The Scotch potatoes, it seems, are &nbsp; considered the best, and fetch a higher price even than the Irish. It is something to know that Britishers are supreme in one market, if &nbsp; it's only potatoes. &nbsp;
KILLED BY A PLEASANT SURPRISE. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 22 February 1902
KILLED BY A PLEASANT SURPRISE. H— was a station garrisoned by a single regiment of Native Infantry (says an old Anglo- Indian in "The British Realm"). Soon after my first arrival there, I called on the married officers and dropped my card at the mess. With that hospitality proverbial with the military I was in- vited to dinner on the next guest night, to be fol- lowed by an offer of honorary membership of their mess; both of which I gladly accepted. On going over to the mess-house I was received with the utmost cordiality and civility; but I could not help at once noticing that something disturbed my hosts in no small degree; some agitating element in the air that seemed to oppress them. One man, Captain L—, I re- &nbsp; marked to be the centre of solicitude; he sat &nbsp; dejectedly in a distant part of the room; his comrades would frequently gather round him, &nbsp; addressing him in whispers, wringing his hands, and acting altogether as if L— required thei...
A CARGO OF 2,000,000 EGGS. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 22 February 1902
A CARGO OF 2,000,000 EGGS. &nbsp; &nbsp; —♦— Among the "Wonders of the West" in the &nbsp; current "Strand" there appears a notice of the most remarkable cargo in the world—a train composed of 12 refrigerator cars containing about 2,000,000 eggs—which was recently gathered by one firm in the vicinity of Newton, Kansas, and shipped to San Francisco, Cali- fornia, U.S.A. The express went as a special over the Santa Fe road, and was the first in- stance of a train with a cargo consisting ex- clusively of eggs passing into the State of Cali- fornia. The cars, it need hardly be said, were of special construction, and the value of the shipment aggregated about £5000, including freight charges, which amounted to over £1000.
(ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.) Where Thou Did'st Never Come. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 22 February 1902
(ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.) Where Thou Did'st Never Come. BY HELEN MATHERS (Author of "Comin' thro' the Rye," etc.) The woman was tired. She bowed her head on her hands, and looked back. A happy childhood, sometimes ruffled, but not marred, by the old impossibility of bridging the gap between youth and its teachers and &nbsp; masters; a capacity for happiness so intense &nbsp; as to border on pain; a power of suffering that &nbsp; plunged her often into an outer darkness to &nbsp; which no glimmer of light could pierce; a quick intelligence that took microscopic note of every- thing that passed around her; and, lastly, a &nbsp; heart charged with passion that was bound to &nbsp; blunder often before it found its mate—thus did &nbsp; her story unroll itself to her closed eyes, just as &nbsp; if it were another woman's life, and she but &nbsp; a careless and unwilling spectator of it. The &nbsp; child had done ...
How to be Happy THOUGH ENGAGED. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 22 February 1902
How to be Happy THOUGH ENGAGED. —♦— &nbsp; (REV. E. J. HARDY IN THE "DAILY MAIL.") &nbsp; The Rev. E. J. Hardy, whose book "How to be Happy Though Married" is so widely and well known, publishes now through Messrs. Chatto and Windus his ideas upon the three important heart affairs—love, courtship, and marriage, giv- ing utterance in one neat volume to many pithy, sensible, and witty sentiments, and not a few apposite anecdotes. LOVE'S YOUNG DREAM. "Do you drame of me, Mike?" said an Irish girl to her lover. "Drame of you, is it, me darlin'? Sure and it's as how I can't get a wink of sleep for draming of you." This was love's young dream with a vengeance. One of two bachelor maids who had always re- solved to forswear the bonds of matrimony took unto herself a husband. The counsel she after- wards gave the girl she left behind her was this:—"Marry whenever you can, for there is not enough work or fame or fortune in this world to fill the void in a woman's heart when s...
Ruling the Mediterranean. IMPORTANT STATEMENT BY M. DELCASSE. FRANCO-ITALIAN UNDERSTANDING. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 22 February 1902
Ruling the Mediterranean. IMPORTANT STATEMENT BY M. DELCASSE. —♦— FRANCO-ITALIAN UNDERSTANDING. It can be stated with certainty (says the Rome correspondent of the "Morning Leader") that a Franco-Italian understanding exists with regard to Tripoli and its hinterland, and the Mediter- ranean generally, and this is confirmed in a long interview which M. Delcasse, the French Minister for Foreign Affairs, has given to a representative of the "Giornale di Italia." Therein M. Delcasse sums up Franco-Italian friendship by saying that it could be more inti- mate than it is, and that the complete agreement of the two nations henceforth upon all questions relating to the Mediterranean makes them mas- ters of that sea. M. Delcasse admitted in the most explicit lan- guage the agreement of Italy and Russia regard- ing the Balkans, as Russia consented to the aspirations of Italy regarding Albania as against Austria. Nevertheless, in order to diminish the effect which the interview may have upon G...
SERENADES BY GRAMAPHONE. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 22 February 1902
SERENADES BY GRAMAPHONE. —♦— The gramaphone has become so exceedingly popular in Turkey that it is said nearly every house of the better class possesses one. At even- ing parties people will sit for hours listening to its productions, the cylinders being, of course, fitted with Turkish songs. Unfortunately, however, they do not keep it &nbsp; at home. Frequently in the summer pleasure &nbsp; parties go boating on the Bosphoras in the moon- &nbsp; light, but instead of listening to the songs of the nightingales, which make the shores of the Bos- phorus the most romantic spot on earth, these strange people take gramaphones with them, and proceed to make night hideous to those with more civilised tastes. The visitor sitting on the flower-wreathed balcony of his hotel, indulging in dreams of the Arabian Nights, is suddenly brought back to present-day horrors by the shrill squeak of some gramaphone belonging to one of these boating parties. The metallic note of th...
Did You Know This? [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 22 February 1902
Did You Know This? Official census returns state that the popula- tion of France is now 38,961,945, the increase since 1896 being 444,613. Lord Strathcona has given £25,000 towards completing the extension of Aberdeen University buildings. Mr. Dan Leno has been engaged for the Drury Lane pantomimes of 1902-3-4 at a salary of £250 a week. A gold-bearing reef has been struck under- neath the Johannesburg racecourse at a depth of 4743 feet. "The engraving is mediocre, and the colors are crude," says the Paris "Figaro," criticising the new British stamps. France contemplates establishing wireless telegraphy between Algiers and Timbuctoo across the Sahara Desert. —o— A library of 18,000 volumes, all written by women, has been left by a lady bibliophile who has just died at St. Petersburg. Five gold beds have been discovered in the Western States of America by means of an electrical "divining-rod." Sawdust pressed into octagonal briquettes &nbsp; eight ounces in weight, is now bei...
Books Worth Reading. OR TALKED ABOUT. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 22 February 1902
Books Worth Reading. &nbsp; OR TALKED ABOUT. Messrs. Methuen and Co. have recently issued in their Colonial Library two very good novels— "The Alien," by F. F. Montresor, and "The Year One," by J. Bloundelle-Burton, copies of which have been forwarded by the well-known Australian publishers and booksellers, Messrs. George Robertson and Co. "The Alien," a story of Middle Age, may at once be said to be equal to anything that has come from Miss Montresor's pen. The very quo- tation at the beginning of the book, "Brother, where two fight, the strongest wins, and truth and love are strength," prepares one for the excel- lent matter to be found in the pages thus an- nounced. It may well be classed among the list of "great- novels,", and the reading public are fortunate in being able to obtain it in the cheap edition. The story belongs almost wholly to the realms of pathos. It is largely concerned with an impostor, who seeks under the guise of the &nbsp; long-lost son—a kin...
THE BEST FITTED. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 22 February 1902
THE BEST FITTED. &nbsp; Isobel: "How perfectly your frock fits, dear. I &nbsp; thought you college girls soared above such &nbsp; trifles." &nbsp; Hypatia: "Oh, no! We believe in the survival of &nbsp; the best fitted." &nbsp; Printed and Published by WATKIN WYNNE, of Bon &nbsp; Accord-avenue, Waverley, at the Office of THE &nbsp; WORLD'S NEWS, 147 King-street, Sydney, in the State &nbsp; of New South Wales. &nbsp;
TOGETHER. DEDICATED WITH WARMEST SYMPATHY TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 22 February 1902
TOGETHER. DEDICATED WITH WARMEST SYM- PATHY TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. (By Alfred Austin, Poet Laureate of England.) Who say we cherish far-off feud, Still nurse the ancient grudges? Show me the title of this brood Of self-appointed judges; Their name, their race, their nation, clan, And we will teach them whether We do not, as none others can. Feel, think, and work together! Both speak the tongue that Milton spoke, Shakespeare and Chatham wielded, And Washington and all his folk When their just claim was yielded. In it both lisp, both learn, both pray. Dirge death, and thus the tether Grows tighter, tenderer, every day, &nbsp; That binds the two together. Our ways are one, and one our aim. And one will be our story, Who fight for Freedom, not for fame, From Duty, not for glory; Both stock of the old Home, where blow Shamrock, and rose, and heather, And every year link arms and go Through its loved haunts together. Should envious aliens plan and plot 'Gainst one, and now the ot...