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A QUAINT CEREMONY. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 28 December 1901
A QUAINT CEREMONY. &nbsp; The quaint and ancient ceremony of weighing in the Mayor and Corporation took place a few weeks ago at High Wycombe. Immediately after the election of Alderman Birch as Mayor he and his colleagues, together with the officials, were weighed in at the Guildhall by Superintendent Sparling, chief of the borough police. The senior sergeant, who for several years has turned the scale at 18st., was on this occasion absent, but many others of a goodly size were there to take his place. The charter of High Wycombe dates from the 12th century.
NATURAL ANTISEPTIC SOAP. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 28 December 1901
NATURAL ANTISEPTIC SOAP. &nbsp; A natural antiseptic soap is found in bitumin- &nbsp; ous rock in the Caucasus. It is called petrolan, &nbsp; resembles a dark-colored ointment, is soluble in &nbsp; ether, does not turn rancid, and has an active &nbsp; principle like ichthyol. It proves useful in treat- &nbsp; ing eczema, acne, and other skin diseases. &nbsp;
A LADY LIEUTENANT. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 28 December 1901
&nbsp; A LADY LIEUTENANT. &nbsp; The only woman who ever held a commission in the United States Army has just retired into unofficial life. First Lieutenant Anita Newcomb M'Gee was appointed Acting Assistant-Surgeon at the beginning of the Spanish War, and has since had the control of the Army Nurse Corps. On her resignation recently she has received the warmest thanks of the Government for her ser- vices. She is the daughter of Simon Newcomb, the astronomer, and her husband is the chief of the Bureau of American Ethnology.
QUITE NATURAL. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 28 December 1901
QUITE NATURAL. &nbsp; This is not one of many inventions. The &nbsp; speaker spoke from his heart; and if others have said anything like it, he and they were guiltless &nbsp; of plagiarism. He was a trooper home from the war, with a wound which kept him in bed in his cottage. The lady-bountiful of the village called on him, and asked him if he loved the Bible. He had not read it. "But it tells you," the lady said, "of a City of Gold." "And did the British take it, Mum?"
ONE MAN, ONE PLATE. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 28 December 1901
ONE MAN, ONE PLATE. He would have to be a very hungry man who could go through the menu of a modern Lord Mayor's banquet with only one plate; but this was done at the annual civic feast in 1663. The dinner was served at 1 o'clock in the day. A bill of fare was placed with every salt-cellar, and at the end of each table was a list of the per- sons to be seated there. No napkins or knives were laid, except at the table occupied by the Lord Mayor and the Lords of the Privy Council. The guests drank out of earthen pitchers and wooden dishes, and took their own spoons and forks, as was the custom in those days with guests invited to great entertainments. Each guest had one plate, or "trencher," throughout the dinner, and tbe whole cost of the banquet, which was met by the Lord Mayor and Sheriff, was reckoned to amount to between £700 and £800.
THE PLAGUE. WHAT DR. ANDREW WILSON SAYS. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 28 December 1901
THE PLAGUE. WHAT DR. ANDREW WILSON SAYS. &nbsp; &nbsp; Writing to the London "Chronicle" the other &nbsp; day, Dr. Andrew Wilson, the eminent medico, &nbsp; says:—"I do not suppose there is any doubt that &nbsp; the plague of to-day is the lineal descendant of &nbsp; that which was cleared away from London by &nbsp; the Great Fire. It represents one of many epi- &nbsp; demics which history teaches us devastated Eu-- &nbsp; rope during the past ages. Those pests are abolish- ed by the disappearance of the dirt which forms their soil and breeding-place. We know the germ of the plague. It was discovered by Kitasato &nbsp; in 1894, and independently in the same year by &nbsp; Yersin, whose protective serum is used as a pre- &nbsp; ventive. The germ is a somewhat shortened and &nbsp; rounded bacilius, that flourishes at a tempera- &nbsp; ture approaching that of the blood. Appa...
EFFECT IN INDIA. NEARLY HALF A MILLION DEATHS. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 28 December 1901
EFFECT IN INDIA. NEARLY HALF A MILLION DEATHS. Some important conclusions are contained in &nbsp; the fifth volume of the report of the Indian Plague &nbsp; Commission, which was issued on the 12th Nov- &nbsp; ember. For instance, it is held that, "Although &nbsp; the figures of plague mortality when taken by &nbsp; themselves are high, it is evident that plague &nbsp; has not as yet been able to make itself felt as &nbsp; one of the most important factors that influence &nbsp; the total mortality of India." &nbsp; Yet the plague figures are sufficiently appalling. &nbsp; It is calculated that the mortality from plague &nbsp; in the thirty-six months from September &nbsp; 1896, to September 1899, amounted to &nbsp; over 376,000 in the Bombay Presidency, and &nbsp; to about 54,450 in the rest of India. This com- &nbsp; putation gives a total of about 430,500 deaths ...
LAW AND CRIME IN VICTORIA. A YEAR'S STATISTICS. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 28 December 1901
LAW AND CRIME IN VICTORIA. &nbsp; A YEAR'S STATISTICS. The records of the Victorian Government Stat- ist in law and crime for the year 1900 were pre- sented to the State Parliament last week. In proceedings in divorce during the year, 147 peti- tions were lodged, 103 by the wife and 44 by the husband, of which 105 were granted and 10 refused. The number of insolvencies during the year was 495, carrying total liabilities amounting to £353,898, and assets aggregating £249,233. Undetected crimes aggregated 6449, while arrests for drunkenness numbered 15,878. Per- sons committed for trial on other charges num- bered 575. In all, 27,568 persons were taken in charge for different offences, including drunken- ness. The prisoners received into gaols to- talled 6497 males and 1836 females, and the number of confinements at the end of the year was 464 males and 8 females. The annual report of the council of Judges of the Supreme Court, which was laid on the table of the Legislative As...
AT THE CORONATION. WILL "OLD RAGS" BE WORN? THE KING'S ROBE-MAKER SAYS NO. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 28 December 1901
AT THE CORONATION. WILL "OLD RAGS" BE WORN? —*— THE KING'S ROBE-MAKER SAYS NO. Is the Coronation ceremony to be less brilliant in setting than most of us anticipate? This ques- tion is suggested because of the statement made the other day that many peers of ancient an- cestry will figure at the Abbey next June in "old rags"—i.e., in old and dilapidated habits which have been handed down like heirlooms. A "Westminster Gazette" representative sought the opinion recently on the point of Mr. Ede, the King's robe-maker, of Chancery-lane. Judg- ing from his reference to hundreds of busy hands now employed above his head manufacturing the peerless robes for peers and peeresses, there will not be many "rags" on show after all. Indeed, Mr. Ede stated that, so far as he knew, no noble would appear at the Coronation with a robe which had not been either made for the occasion or furbished up to look like new. That several peers were not having fresh dresses made, however, he was careful to ex- ...
THE BENDIGO MYSTERY. NO SOLUTION. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 28 December 1901
THE BENDIGO MYSTERY. NO SOLUTION. The tragic shooting of Andrew Thos. Jones, a Bendigo (Vic.) grocer, mentioned in "The World's News" last week, is still a mystery. Nothing came out at the Coroner's inquest to show the cause of the shooting, which was particularly cold-blooded—or the person or persons who did it. According to the evidence of Detective Wilson, who saw Jones in the hospital, it was impossible to get a connected dying statement from him. He appeared to only partly comprehend ques- tions, but managed to get out that he did not know who shot him. He was, he also said, in bed when called up, and on opening the door saw a man who backed on to the street and joined another. Deceased added: "The man was about five yards away when he fired off the gun. Both shots hit me. I called out murder. I was to have been married shortly to Miss Fair- brother, of Hargreaves-street. He was standing in Olinda-street when he shot me." In witness's opinion not much reliance could be placed o...
THE AVERAGE OF HUMAN LIFE. NEW CALCULATIONS NECESSARY. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 28 December 1901
THE AVERAGE OF HUMAN LIFE. &nbsp; NEW CALCULATIONS NECESSARY. &nbsp; &nbsp; The lengthening of the average of human life in the United States (and in England, too) must, remarks the "World's Work," ultimately reduce the rate of life insurance, for under the more favorable conditions of recent decades men have become better "risks" than men of half a century ago were. The mortality tables which the insurance com- panies of England have used were calculated from death reports prior to 1869, but the actuaries have, after seven years' labor, completed a table based on the death rates between 1863 and 1893. The difference is that the "average man" of the insurance calculations at 25 years of age has by &nbsp; the new table an, "expectation" of life one and &nbsp; a third year longer than by the old table; the average man of 30 years, two years longer; the average man of 50, nearly three and a half years longer. The Actuarial Society of America will...
THE ONLY LADY ARCHITECT. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 28 December 1901
&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; THE ONLY LADY ARCHITECT. &nbsp; The city of Marguette, in Michigan, claims the &nbsp; unique distinction of being the only city in &nbsp; America that possesses a lady as consulting &nbsp; architect. This lady (Mrs. A. E. McCrea) has &nbsp; already laid out several parks and a boulevard, &nbsp; in addition to having designed a normal school, &nbsp; a prison, and two railway stations. Any of &nbsp; these, it is said, will compare favorably with any &nbsp; similar places in the country.
FIFTY MILLIONS CROSSING THE ATLANTIC. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 28 December 1901
FIFTY MILLIONS CROSSING THE ATLANTIC. The mightiest and swiftest fleet of merchant- men in the world travels between the United States and Europe. The value of these matchless craft is close upon £30,000,000. More than a third of this amount is represented by 25 twin- screw ships, including the Oceanic, of the White Star Line; the Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse, of the North German Lloyd Line; the Cunarders Campania and Lucania; and the American liners St. Paul and St. Louis. Besides the immense cargoes that this Transatlantic fleet discharges, it lands yearly from 125,000 to 140,000 saloon pas- sengers, and from 350,000 to 500,009 steerage pas- sengers. It is estimated that the cost of all the pas- senger and cargo carriers in service between Europe and the Atlantic ports of America is close upon £50,000,000. The wealth of the greatest steamship company in the world, the Hamburg-American line, as represented by ships and piers, runs over £10,000,000. It employs on its fleet about 7000 p...
BOOKS WORTH READING. OR TALKED ABOUT. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 28 December 1901
BOOKS WORTH READING. OR TALKED ABOUT. Edna Lyall's new novel "In Spite of All," deals with the period of the Civil Wars. The author at the close, adds a rather heavy list of books which she has consulted for the details of her work, and makes an effort to assure us that most of her romance is no romance at all, but sober transcription of historical events. Yet we con- sider that she is at her best when she flings historical acumen to the winds and absorbs her- self in her characters. "In Spite of All" is full of history; the wars that distracted England, the rigidity of Laud and the 'High Church' Party, the narrowness of Puritan dogmatism, the suffer- ings of the prisoners of war, are all depicted from trustworthy sources. Even the private characters are real persons whose descendants have been applied to for particulars relating to their several ancestors. Nevertheless, the author has produced a ratable story out of her care- fully garnered information, and it may be an additional ...
A FEW PECULIAR NAMES. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 28 December 1901
A FEW PECULIAR NAMES. English proper names are often a snare to the unwary. In Germany and on the Continent ge- nerally a business education is not complete without a training in their pronunciation. It was from a German officer that the writer first learned the correct sound of many of the names which follow. As all of them occur in English history and English literature, they are here offered to the school girl for her study and observance: Abergavenny, Abergen'ny; Acheson, Atch'eson; Adye, Ay'dy; Alcester, Awister; Alington, All- 'ington; Ayscough, Ask'ew; Bagehot, Bag'got; Beauchamp, Bee'cham; Beaulieu, Bew'ly; Bel- lingham, Bel'linjam; Belvoir, Bee'ver; Bertie, Barty; Bethune, Bee'ten; Blount, Blunt; Bois- ragen, Bor'ragon; Boulger, Boal'jer, Bolejar; Bourchier, Bow'cher; Bourke, Burk; Caillard, Ky'er; Cassalis, Cassels; Cheyne, Chay'ney; Cholmondeley, Chum'ly; Claverhouse, Cly'verse; Colquhoun, Cohoon; Creighton, Cry'ton; Crich- ton, Cry'ton; De L'Isle and Dudley, De Lyle; De ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 4 January 1902
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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 4 January 1902
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