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Notable Swords. LONDON'S ROLL OF HONOR. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 21 December 1901
Notable Swords. LONDON'S ROLL OF HONOR. The presentation to Baden-Powell of a sword &nbsp; of honor from Australia brings vividly to mind &nbsp; the incidents connected with other swords which &nbsp; have also been presented in the city of Lon- &nbsp; don. &nbsp; The roll of honor of London bears some not- &nbsp; able names, amongst them being St. Vincent &nbsp; and Collingwood. The Duke of Wellington had &nbsp; a sword of honor voted him in the year 1812, &nbsp; when he was abroad, engaged in the Peninsula &nbsp; War. but it was not until his return in 1814 that &nbsp; the Lord Mayor of London presented him with &nbsp; it and the freedom of the city, amidst a scene &nbsp; of enthusiasm which was absolutely unprece- &nbsp; dented. &nbsp; His Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge &nbsp; also received a sword of honor in 1857 on his &nbsp; return from ...
SLEEP ENOUGH. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 21 December 1901
SLEEP ENOUGH. Oh, I hate this gittin' up, gittin' up, gittin up! Oh, I hate this gittin' up wuss'n dirt! I would like to lay in bed till the evenin' sun was red, And if folks sh'd think I'm dead, 't wouldn't hurt. I have been a-gittin' up, gittin' up, gittin' up— I have been a-gittin' up forty year Sence I used to live to hum, an' my father used to come With his finger an' his thumb on my ear. I have been a-gittin' up, as I'm bound, as I'm bound— For I reckernize the fac', I'm bound— Gittin' up before the fowls, with my eyes like hooter owls', When the voice o' duty yowls: "Hustle round!" I have hustled 'round and sparred, hustled 'round, hustled 'round; I have scratched an' fit an' tore an' hustled 'round— Till I'd like to take a berth in the cemetery earth, And just sleep for all I'm worth—underground. I will lead a righteous life, righteous life, righteous life— I will lead a righteous life, if I bust. And when Gabr'l sounds his trump, startin' sin- ners on the jump, I will wait ...
THE NEW ZEALAND EARTHQUAKES. AN EXTRAORDINARY RESULT. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 21 December 1901
THE NEW ZEALAND EARTH- QUAKES. AN EXTRAORDINARY RESULT. Two returning visitors from Hanmer Springs gave a correspondent of the "Lyttelton Times" particulars of an extraordinary result of the late earthquake, in connection with a patient now at the sanatorium. Briefly the details are these: Some weeks ago a powerfully built man of splen- did physique was admitted to the Hanmer in- stitution suffering acutely from rheumatic gout. He could only manage to get about a little by the aid of a pair of crutches, which he ultimately exchanged for a couple of stout sticks. Up till recently he could be seen painfully dragging his legs after him—first one and then the other— like a chronic sufferer from locomotor ataxia. The muscles and sinews under and about his knees had long been contracted, and were almost inflexible, while his feet were disfigured and swollen. When the severest earthquake shock was experienced at Hanmer he was outside in the grounds of the sanatorium, and the rocking of the...
SHELLS IN FUTURE BATTLES. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 21 December 1901
SHELLS IN FUTURE BATTLES. A remarkable shell of a new type that has just been introduced into the German army is stated to he receiving the close attention of the British War Office. By the introduction of a cartridge composed of amorphous phosphorus into the ordinary charge of smokeless powder a thick white smoke is emit- ted when the shell bursts, thus showing the gunners, even at the greatest distance, how close the projectile has gone to the enemy's position. By increasing the proportion of this chemical, an operation which does not lessen the bursting effect, it is held to be possible to deposit in front of the enemy's position a thick bank of white smoke which for many seconds will alto- gether obliterate his view of the field. The experiments in the German army have proved highly satisfactory, and it is said that the invention is almost sure to be adopted in this country.
DEMOCRATIC AMERICA. LIMITS ITS PRESIDENT. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 21 December 1901
DEMOCRATIC AMERICA. LIMITS ITS PRESIDENT. Whilst Americans boast of their democracy, and laugh at the limitations surrounding Royal- ty, it is interesting to read a short article on "Presidential Limitations" in a recent number of the "Ladies' Home Journal":— "For a President to accept an invitation to dinner is an impropriety. This was a rule re- spected by Washington, Adams, and perhaps by other early Presidents. Frequent informal calls upon members of the Cabinet only were deemed perfectly proper. But later Presidents have called upon and dined with whomsoever they have seen fit. For each member of the Cabinet formally to entertain the President and his wife at dinner each winter has now become an established social custom. "The President must not receive any but inti- mate friends on Sunday. This was another rule of the early days. Even to-day reasonable consideration for the Chief Executive forbids disturbance of the Sabbath rest, and few officials pay him a Sunday call unless ...
Not a Prince. BUT A WAITER. RANJIT OF BALUCHISTAN. BOWLED OUT IN AMERICA. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 21 December 1901
Not a Prince. BUT A WAITER. RANJIT OF BALUCHISTAN. &nbsp; BOWLED OUT IN AMERICA. The mystery as to the identity of "Prince &nbsp; Ranjit of Baluchistan," says the New York &nbsp; &nbsp; "Times" of November 8, which puzzled London &nbsp; for two weeks and finally induced the India &nbsp; Office to publish an official bulletin about him, &nbsp; has been cleared up in New York within twenty- &nbsp; four hours. This Hindu, with his bottle-wallahs, &nbsp; his retinue of fourteen servants, and his weird &nbsp; musicians, who was reported to be at least the &nbsp; son of a Rajah, now turns out to be a former &nbsp; servant in a Fifth Avenue restaurant, who is &nbsp; believed to be coming back here from India &nbsp; for the purpose of starting an Oriental eating &nbsp; place upon the same thoroughfare. &nbsp; Members of the "retinue" are at present living &...
London Bank Tragedy. THE WOUNDED CASHIER. TELLS A GRAPHIC STORY AT THE INQUEST. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 21 December 1901
London Bank Tragedy. THE WOUNDED CASHIER. TELLS A GRAPHIC STORY AT THE &nbsp; INQUEST. &nbsp; A complete and graphic account of the tra- &nbsp; gedy at the Kennington-road branch of the Lon- &nbsp; don and South-western Bank was given at the &nbsp; coroner's inquiry by Mr. E. G. Couche, the first &nbsp; cashier, who was wounded by a bullet striking his cheek. After two youths, Junior clerks at the bank, had given evidence, Mr. Couche stepped into the witness-box. There was a surgical dressing on his cheek, and as he was still very weak, he was accommodated with a seat. About 4.10 last Monday afternoon (November 11), he said some one violently shook the closed front door. A junior clerk opened the door, and Porter, who had not been seen at the bank be- fore, was admitted on asking for the manager. He walked up to Mr. Couche's desk". "Is the manager in?" he asked. "No," replied Mr. &nbsp; Couche; "he is away on business, but you ...
THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 21 December 1901
THE BOOK OP COMMON PRAYER. An Order in Council on November 13 decrees &nbsp; that in all the prayers and services in which the &nbsp; Royal family is appointed to be particularly pray- &nbsp; ed for the following form and order shall be ob- served:—"Our Gracious Queen Alexandra, George Prince of Wales, the Princess of Wales, and all &nbsp; the Royal Family." It is further ordered "that &nbsp; no edition of the Common Prayer be from hence- &nbsp; forth printed but with this amendment; and that in the meantime, and until copies of such edition may be had, all parsons, vicars, and curates within this realm do (for the preventing of mis- takes), with the pen, correct and amend all such prayers in their church books according to the foregoing direction."
AN AMERICAN LADY. CAUSES EXCITEMENT IN LONDON. STRANGE SEQUEL TO AN ACADEMY PICTURE STORY. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 21 December 1901
&nbsp; AN AMERICAN LADY. &nbsp; CAUSES EXCITEMENT IN LONDON. STRANGE SEQUEL TO AN ACADEMY PICTURE STORY. A young American lady named Helen Van- &nbsp; derbilt-Wackerman caused a painful scene at &nbsp; Ludgate-circus on the 13th of November, &nbsp; and was eventually removed by the au- &nbsp; thorities. A few days previously Mrs. Wack- &nbsp; erman returned to America, leaving her &nbsp; daughter at the Hotel Cecil. The young lady &nbsp; is reported to have been depressed and worried &nbsp; for some time, and on Tuesday night she caused &nbsp; a painful scene in the hotel by breaking out in &nbsp; violent fits of screaming. &nbsp; A nurse was commissioned to look after her, &nbsp; but early on Wednesday Miss Wackerman rushed &nbsp; out of the hotel in an excited and a dishevelled &nbsp; state, without hat or bonnet, her long auburn &nbsp; hair strea...
A BISHOP'S MAD FOLLY. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 21 December 1901
A BISHOP'S MAD FOLLY. An event which has filled the whole country with horror is reported from Russia by a corre- spondent to "The Times," who describes how the peaceful, poor, and ignorant peasant races of Tsheremissys and Votiakys, in the county of Viatka, have been treated by Bishop Vladimyr. Having been censor of ecclesiastical books at St. Petersburg, the bishop had arrived at Sarapul, and in his zeal to abolish paganism has set to work as though he were still living in the Middle Ages. "He learned that the heathens worshipped their ancient trees, and were in the habit of assembling under their shade for prayers. The bishop thereupon began his crusade against these innocent giants of the forest. He took with him a great many men armed with axes and went himself at their head, with a cross in his hands, to hew these trees down in the Tsheremissys' village, Eriksu. The dismay of the Tsheremissys was so great that for a time they remained dumb- founded while the bishop destroyed t...
LADIES' MATTER. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 21 December 1901
LADIES' MATTER. The short skirt is now an actual fact. It only needed the smart leaders of Parisian fashion to introduce it, and we all gladly adopt it, thankful to be free from yards of clinging material, im- peding every movement, and needing both hands to keep the skirt clear of the ground. The long skirt for visiting and home wear and the short for purely useful walking gowns is Dame Fashion's latest command. &nbsp; With the return of this mode another revival has made its appearance—that of walking-sticks for ladies. Any bright morning in the Bois de Boulogne one may see dainty Parisian beauties wearing neat costumes, the skirts well clearing the ground, and carrying elegant canes with jewelled handles, which are used with all the fascinations a Spanish belle devotes to the mani- pulation of her fan. Speaking of fans, what very dainty produc- tions are these of to-day! The small, spangled fan, although no novelty, still remains in favor; and lace, much embroidered with ...
CURIOUS DIVORCE CASES. SILENCE IN COURT FOR A DEAF AND DUMB PLAINTIFF. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 21 December 1901
CURIOUS DIVORCE CASES. SILENCE IN COURT FOR A DEAF &nbsp; AND DUMB PLAINTIFF. &nbsp; &nbsp; An action for divorce, with a remarkable his- &nbsp; &nbsp; tory, came to a conclusion recently in Sir Fran- &nbsp; &nbsp; cis Jeune's court. &nbsp; &nbsp; It has been before several tribunals during &nbsp; &nbsp; the last three years, and the House of Lords &nbsp; &nbsp; sat in judgment on it. Further, the action was &nbsp; &nbsp; commenced by the husband, who secured a ver- &nbsp; &nbsp; dict; the last time it was the wife who obtained &nbsp; &nbsp; a decree nisi for her husband's cruelty and mis- &nbsp; &nbsp; conduct. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; The original suit was that of Mr. James Wil- &nbsp; &nbsp; liam Butchart, manager of the Cardiff branch &nbsp; &nbsp; of Messrs. E. ...
A CORONATION INCIDENT. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 21 December 1901
A CORONATION INCIDENT. Mr. Charles Benham has an amusing article &nbsp; in the "Nineteenth Century" on "Coronation &nbsp; Omens." The best story relates to the coronation &nbsp; of George III. &nbsp; The Deputy Earl-Marshal, the Earl of Effing- &nbsp; ham, hardly gave that attention to his duties &nbsp; &nbsp; to be expected from an intelligent nobleman of his exalted rank. He forgot, among other &nbsp; things, the sword of State, the State banquet &nbsp; chain for both King and Queen, and &nbsp; &nbsp; the canopy. The difficulty of the first- &nbsp; named of the above-mentioned articles was &nbsp; overcome by borrowing the city sword of State, &nbsp; which the Lord Mayor had brought with him. A hasty canopy was extemporised as well; but even with these makeshifts the commencement &nbsp; of the ceremony was delayed until the after- &nbsp; noon. The King aft...
AN ENGLISH JOCKEY. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 21 December 1901
AN ENGLISH JOCKEY. &nbsp; A notable feature in connection with the racing at Newmarket (Eng.) in November was the suc- cess of the two American jockeys, D. Maher &nbsp; and J. Reiff. The former won seven races out of eighteen, and the investment of a sovereign on each of his mounts showed a net profit, after deducting the 5 per cent. which commission agents charge for bets of this kind, of nearly £19, and it is all the more remarkable that such &nbsp; should be the case because he rode six seconds out of seven races on Friday, being three times beaten by a head. This is probably a record &nbsp; series of ill-luck. J. Reiff also rode seven win- ners out of 17, and as the Cambridgeshire, for &nbsp; which Water Shed started at 25 to 1, was one of them, the investment of a sovereign on each of his mounts showed a clear profit of more than £38.
A FAMOUS DIAMOND. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 21 December 1901
A FAMOUS DIAMOND. The historic blue diamond which was sold by Lord Francis Hope to Mr. A. Weil, diamond mer- chant, of Hatton-garden, London, has been pur- chased by Messrs. Joseph Frankels and Sons, precious stones merchants, Nasaau-street, New York. The sum paid by Mr. Weil exceeded £30,000. &nbsp; &nbsp;
Gun Explosion. ON THE ROYAL SOVEREIGN. PREVIOUS GUN ACCIDENTS. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 21 December 1901
Gun Explosion. ON THE ROYAL SOVEREIGN. PREVIOUS GUN ACCIDENTS. This week's English mail brings fuller par- ticulars of the gun explosion on H.M.S. Royal &nbsp; Sovereign, of the Mediterranean Squadron, by &nbsp; which six lives were lost, and many officers and &nbsp; men injured. &nbsp; Reuter says the explosion was due to the pre- mature ignition of a cartridge in a six-inch &nbsp; gun before the breech had been closed. A mis- &nbsp; fire had previously taken place. The ignition is &nbsp; believed to have been caused by a fragment of &nbsp; smouldering cartridge left in the gun after the &nbsp; firing of the previous round. There was no de- &nbsp; fect either in the gun or in the cordite. The &nbsp; behavior of officers and men, both at the time &nbsp; of the accident and afterwards, is reported &nbsp; by Captain Adair to have been most exemplary. &nbsp; Captain Spurway a...
Paddle Propulsion. NOT AT ALL NEW. A VERY ANCIENT METHOD. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 21 December 1901
Paddle Propulsion. NOT AT ALL NEW. A VERY ANCIENT METHOD. &nbsp; The old saying that there is nothing new under &nbsp; the sun is forcibly illustrated in the annexed &nbsp; reproduction of an old wood-cut taken from a &nbsp; work on naval and military matters published in &nbsp; A PADDLE WARSHIP OF SIX OX-POWER. (From a wood-cut published in 1560.) 1560. It will be seen from this that the possi- bilities of moving a ship by some mechanical contrivance within board other than oars had been considered long before the advent of steam enabled the artist's dream of movement by ox- power to be realised by engines of many hundreds or even thousands of horse-power. But, accord- ing to the writer of the work from which this quaint example of naval architecture is taken, it is the representation of a ship which was in use many hundreds of years before even his epoch. He says he takes it from an old Latin book on warlike affairs (he himself uses the same...
MATRIMONY FOR PRIESTS. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 21 December 1901
MATRIMONY FOR PRIESTS. A bomb has exploded in the midst of the sleepy Roman congregations, writes the Rome corres- pondent of the "Pall Mall Gazette," which has effectually awakened the old-time priests from their dreams. The priests of Sicily want nothing more nor less than to be allowed to marry. They have sent an eloquent address on the subject to all the colleges, sacristaries, and so on. The pamphlet is most violent in form, and demands the abolition of the obligatory law and vows of chastity for priests, monks, and nuns. The Archbishop of Palermo has been peremptorily ordered to take every measure to suppress the &nbsp; diffusion of the pamphlet, but it is feared too late; its contents are known.
THE KING'S HOROSCOPE. FAVORABLE PREDICTIONS MADE BY "SEERS." [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 21 December 1901
THE KING'S HOROSCOPE. &nbsp; FAVORABLE PREDICTIONS MADE BY &nbsp; &nbsp; "SEERS." &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; The sixtieth birthday of his Majesty the King &nbsp; occurred, as everyone knows, on the 9th of No- vember. &nbsp; It is a date which, since the year 1841, has &nbsp; been the nucleus of much curious speculation &nbsp; into the destiny of the King. &nbsp; Upon the present occasion the divinations of the occult sciences have been more particularly &nbsp; directed to the subject of the King's health. It is interesting, however, to learn how gene- rally favorable are the divinations of astrologers, spiritualists, and clairvoyants. They have been making predictions for publication in the several magazines devoted to the occult sciences. One clairvoyante of repute was specially asked by a member of the nobility to diagnose his Ma- jesty's real state, and to determine what the future holds in ...