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NOT WEIGHT THAT TELLS. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 18 January 1902
NOT WEIGHT THAT TELLS. "If you have a heavy brain, it does not follow &nbsp; that you possess intellectual eminence," declares &nbsp; a famous physician in attempting to shatter a &nbsp; generally accepted idea. &nbsp; "The average weight of the European brain is &nbsp; from 49 to 50 ounces, yet five out of 31 male &nbsp; lunatics, taken without selection from post-mor- &nbsp; tem records, had brains ranging from 50 to 56 &nbsp; ounces. The brains of three female lunatics, out &nbsp; of 22, exceeded 50 ounces. It is, moreover, a &nbsp; well-known fact that epileptics have usually large &nbsp; brains." &nbsp; &nbsp;
Swimming Carninal Incidents. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 18 January 1902
&nbsp; &nbsp; Swimming Carnival Incidents. &nbsp; &nbsp; Those who attended the Swimming Carnival &nbsp; at Bondi last Saturday will have no difficulty in &nbsp; recognising the subject of these illustrations, &nbsp; and those who did not will recognise the humor &nbsp; of the whole thing. &nbsp; The "unexpected starter" that stood upon a &nbsp; slippery and dangerous reef, and disappeared, &nbsp; clothes and all, like Neptune, arose from &nbsp; the deep, dripping, but in his case (which does &nbsp; not apply to Neptune) he was discomfited. &nbsp; Dapper as he was, dreary, and damp as he &nbsp; came out, this "unexpected starter" in a swim- &nbsp; ming event was subsequently a sure starter for &nbsp; an adjacent clothesline. How he got on for &nbsp; shrinkage or otherwise, the artist has not &nbsp; recorded. &nbsp; The "Blind...
A CAREER OF WILD ADVENTURE. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 18 January 1902
A CAREER OF WILD ADVENTURE. Captain William Fleck Pitt, a native of Whitehaven, Cumberland, the news of whose death through a dynamite explosion on one of the islands of the Solomon Group, in the South Pacific, has reached England, had a signally adventurous career. Though only 37 years old, he had traded in the South Seas for 18 years. In addition to numerous hairbreadth escapes from savage and cannibal natives, he had several vessels destroyed. Soon after he commenced trading he was the sole survivor of a whole ship's crew, saving his life by a long swim to a lighthouse. On another occasion, when on-shore, bartering with islanders, he and three companions were attacked with tomahawks and spears. The party was driven into the sea, and were rescued only in the nick of time by a crew which put off from the ship. Even more thrilling was the experience which Captain Pitt related in a letter to his mother some time after she had received the news that he and his ship's crew were amongst...
THE MAN FOR GALWAY. SOMETHING ABOUT COLONEL LYNCH. BOER HERO AND PARLIAMENTARIAN. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 18 January 1902
THE MAN FOR GALWAY. SOMETHING ABOUT COLONEL LYNCH. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; BOER HERO AND PARLIAMEN- &nbsp; TARIAN. &nbsp; (FROM OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT.) LONDON, December 6.—By-and-by, perhaps, &nbsp; we may learn the whole truth concerning "Colo- &nbsp; nel" Arthur Lynch, elect of Galway. Mean- &nbsp; while the papers are scraping together odds and &nbsp; ends of facts and fancies concerning the latest &nbsp; recruit to the Irish Party. An Irish correspon- &nbsp; dent of the "St. James' Gazette"—"a Nationalist &nbsp; thoroughly familiar with all that passes behind &nbsp; the scenes of that party"—declares that Gal- &nbsp; way's chosen is:— &nbsp; "A thorough fraud, and self-seeking poseur. &nbsp; He has been eulogist of dynamitism, sworn &nbsp; Fenian, sworn Transvaaler, and wants to be &nbsp; &nbsp; sworn M.P. He did go to the Trans...
NEW TRADES UNIONISM. ENORMOUS GROWTH IN BRITAIN. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 18 January 1902
NEW TRADES UNIONISM. &nbsp; ENORMOUS GROWTH IN BRITAIN. With the addition last year of 104,217 to the number of trade unionists in Great Britain, &nbsp; this vast army of organised workers, according to "Engineering." now reaches 1,905,116, all claiming the right of collective bargaining, and of these 122,047 are females. The chief increase was in the unions of coal-miners. Of the 1272 unions, only 609 were registered, the remainder ignoring the legislation passed expressly for their benefit. One hundred of the principal unions are se- lected for comparison as regards income, ex- penditure, and accumulated funds. The total in- come of those unions rose from £1,473,086 in 1892 to £1,974,611 in 1900. The increase in the year was £100,000 over the income of 1899. The &nbsp; &nbsp; average income per member varied in the eight &nbsp; years from 32s 7d to 37s 3d; the average expendi- ture from 22s 11d to 41s 1d; but the contribu- tions per member i...
LOVE'S SPELL. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 18 January 1902
LOVE'S SPELL. In Celia's ear I breathed a tale Of youth and rosy love, But nothing did my sweets avail, Her heart I could not move. All unconcerned she heard me out, Serene and self-possessed, And in her two lips' budding pout My failure stood confessed. Love's magic spell in vain I wove, The charmed circle drew, With honey-dropping words I strove Her coldness to subdue. The letters four I bade her range— L-O-V-E, to tell The truth, I prayed her heart would change Beneath the mystic spell. With languid hand she idly traced A graceful L, and then Across the letter's slender waist She twice drew cruel pen. I saw then why my tale of love Void of enchantment fell; For Celia, as her £ did prove, Love had a different spell! —London "Punch."
FLYING-MACHINE SHOP. ORDERS FOR TWO BOOKED BY A LONDON FIRM. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 18 January 1902
FLYING-MACHINE SHOP. ORDERS FOR TWO BOOKED BY A &nbsp; LONDON FIRM. &nbsp; M. Santos-Dumont has certainly succeeded in &nbsp; navigating his balloon and taking short cuts &nbsp; around the Eiffel Tower; but it is a little startling &nbsp; to find a London firm booking orders for flying &nbsp; machines. &nbsp; The Motor Power Company, of Regent-street, &nbsp; has already booked two. &nbsp; The price of the "Napier" flying machine—£950 &nbsp; —is at present a little beyond the means of the &nbsp; ordinary householder. &nbsp; The machine is to be on the lines of M. Du- &nbsp; mont's, but can be made any size, and the motor &nbsp; is a Napier water-cooled four-cylinder one. &nbsp; The balloon made by Messrs. Spencer, is to be 75ft. long, with a capacity of about 25,000 cubic feet. The lifting power of the balloon will be about 1400lb. The weight of the motor and drivin...
TOTTERING SERVIA. THE LAND OF RUMOR AND INTRIGUE. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 18 January 1902
TOTTERING SERVIA. THE LAND OF RUMOR AND INTRIGUE. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Alarming reports as to the situation in Servia are published in several Austrian and Hungarian newspapers. The "Wiener Morgenzeitung" states that the Independent Radicals have introduced into the Skuptchina a resolution of censure on the King for deceiving the nation about the birth of an heir. This painful subject comes on for discussion shortly, and it is expected that it will increase the popular feeling against the Court. Hundreds of threatening letters are received at the palace daily, and neither King Alexander nor Queen Draga ever goes out without a strong escort of cavalry, while the King is distributing bribes among his officers to secure their allegiance. Several risings are reported to have occurred in the provinces, one account stating that 4000. peasants are in open rebellion. The Obrenovitch Dynasty seems to be totter- ing.
GOLDEN CHRISTMAS CARDS. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 18 January 1902
GOLDEN CHRISTMAS CARDS. Twenty pounds is no out-of-the-way price for one of the newest private greeting Christmas cards hand-painted on ivory. One of the most expensive cards ever made for general use was the reproduction by Messrs. Tuck of the cele- &nbsp; brated "Madonna," by Raphael, in the National Gallery. It is said that more than £1000 was spent before a single card was issued. Their price to the public was half a guinea each. The most expensive card ever made was to the order of the Indian potentate, the Gaekwar of Baroda. The card was of carved ivory, 12in. by 10in. Forty elephants were killed before a sufficiently perfect piece of ivory could be se- cured, and four ivory carvers toiled for six months in succession. All of these men nearly went blind, one completely so. Great diamonds formed the edging of this miraculous Christmas gift, which cost very nearly a quarter of a mil- lion sterling.
TALKS WITH OTHER WORLDS. A MAN ON A STAR. A SWEDISH ASTRONOMER'S CLAIM. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 18 January 1902
TALKS WITH OTHER WORLDS. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; A MAN ON A STAR. A SWEDISH ASTRONOMER'S CLAIM. The San Francisco "Call" publishes a tele- gram from Upsala, which is extravagant enough to be interesting. The information, however, purports to have been obtained from a paper, contributed by the great Swedish astronomer, Pangnos, to the "Svenska Stjerna," one of the foremost of European scientific periodicals. Briefly, Professor Pangnos professes to have established communication with other worlds. Tesla's theory that recent electrical phenomena observed in the Rocky Mountains were the re- sult of the efforts of the inhabitants of Mars to communicate with the earth is far surpassed by the daring statements of the Swedish as- tronomer, who claims to be in communication with a being whom he terms Alfomeg, dwelling on V. one of the minor planets revolving about the Star Nova, in the constellation Perseus. &nbsp; Pangnos claims to communicate wit...
AGAINST TRAILING SKIRTS. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 18 January 1902
AGAINST TRAILING SKIRTS. The war against trailing skirts grows in di- mensions. In some parts of Switzerland notices are posted that the wearers of trailing skirts will be fined. In Upper Austria there have been sev- eral instances of skirts of unsuspecting ladies &nbsp; being torn by rabid sanitarians. At Ems, Prus- sia, the authorities have put up a notice that no long skirts are to be admitted within the gar- dens, and the janitor refuses admission to those who wear them. &nbsp; &nbsp;
4800FT. UNDER JOHANNESBURG. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 18 January 1902
4800FT. UNDER JOHANNESBURG. —♦— A diamond drill boring 4800ft. deep has been put down on the Turf Club Ground at Johannes- burg. The hole was started in January, 1899, but was stopped in October owing to the Boer war. Work was resumed on June 14, 1901; ex- clusive of the stoppage by the war, the hole was drilled in 10½ months. It was drilled to test the position of the Rand reef, and this formation was struck within 25ft. of the esti- mated depth. The deepest holes previously sunk in the Rand are the Rand Victoria bore hole 2100ft. deep, and-the BezuidenviHe: hole of 1896, 3251ft. deep. The latest hole, of which we write, indicates the depth at which gold will be found on the many unworked deep-level surrounding properties. &nbsp;
A LEGEND OF THE CHRISTMAS TREE. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 18 January 1902
A LEGEND OF THE CHRISTMAS &nbsp; TREE. &nbsp; &nbsp; Martin Luther, one Christmas night, was tramping over the wild mountains of the Hartz. The snow was thick on the ground; but above the sky was clear, and the stars scintil- lated like jewels set in steel. On either side of the road the giant furs lifted their tall spires to Heaven. The beauty of it all so impressed the good man that, when he arrived home, he longed to explain it all to his wife and children. Sud- denly an idea came to him. He went out into the garden, cut down a small fur-tree, and dragged &nbsp; it in. Then he set it up, and placed bits of &nbsp; lighted candle upon its branches. So, tradition &nbsp; says; the first Christmas-tree was made in Ger- &nbsp; many.
TRAGEDY AT NICE. THE MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF AN ENGLISHMAN. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 18 January 1902
TRAGEDY AT NICE. THE MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF AN ENGLISHMAN. &nbsp; &nbsp; The mysterious disappearance of an English- man at Nice was the subject of a special meet- ing of the British Chamber of Commerce there the other day. Last April Messrs. Hugh Smith, the English &nbsp; sanitary engineers, of Nice, had in their employ &nbsp; a Mr. Miles Aspinall, who left them to take up &nbsp; a post in England, but a few days later re- turned, badly injured about the head and body, stating that he had been set upon and robbed somewhere near Villefranche, and had been threatened with death if he ever gave any par- ticulars of the affair to the police. He was given money to pay his fare to Eng- land, and one of Messrs. Smith's assistants went to Nice Station to see him off and say good- bye. To his surprise Mr. Aspinall did not ap- pear, and from that day—April 29, 1901— nothing has been seen or heard of him. On the day following Mr. Aspinall's disappearance a...
PROVERBS IMPROVED. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 18 January 1902
PROVERBS IMPROVED. &nbsp; BY "JIMMY." &nbsp; It's the latest thing in "straws" that breaks the indulgent husband. "Marry in haste and"—don't give the heiress any time to repent. The wrongest weighed "round" is the shortest weight home. "Cast thy bread upon the waters" and get it back—in your neighbor's duck. SPARE the rod, and SPOIL the child, unless you fish with a hand-line. "Economy is a virtue"—but the poor man &nbsp; cannot afford it. &nbsp; "Never put off till to-morrow" the man you can &nbsp; "do" to-day! &nbsp; "The good die young," that accounts for it. &nbsp;