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A "First-Aid" Lamp-Post. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 21 December 1901
A "First-Aid" Lamp-Post. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; An ambulance in a lamp-post is the la- test idea in street contrivances. Paris has just been en- dowed with several specimens of what is called a "phare de se- cours," or first-aid lighthouse. It consists of an ornamental bronze pillar, about 15ft. high, with a round overhang- ing top resembling that of a lighthouse, and containing a clock-face barometer and three transparent pictorial ad- vertisements revolved by clockwork, and lighted by gas from within. In the base of the pillar is a letter-box, and in the shaft is a folding stretcher, with printed directions for affording first aid to the injured. In case of a street acci- dent the stretcher can be immediately ob- tained by breaking a small glass window just above the letter-box, taking out the key, and unlocking the recep- tacle.
THE SMALLEST MOTORISTS. AND THE SMALLEST CAR. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 21 December 1901
THE SMALLEST MOTORISTS. &nbsp; AND THE SMALLEST CAR. Tho subjoined sketch shows the youngest mo- torists in the world taking their spin. They are the two children of Mr. Cook, of Southsea (Eng.), and their car was built for them by their father. It is of unusual design, but capable of travelling at practically the high- est speed allowed by law. It is 4ft. in length, and is propelled by electricity. Master Bertie Cook, who, though of tender years, is an accomplished driver, and can tool the car along at 10 miles an hour with the utmost coolness and skill amidst considerable vehicular traffic. This is not the first time Bertie and his sister have had their photos. before the public. A year ago the London "Sketch" gave them as the tiniest tandem-cyclists knows.
"FOGHORN" JACKSON. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 21 December 1901
"FOGHORN" JACKSON. John Jackson, the famous old Notts cricketer, who died recently in the Liverpool Workhouse Infirmary, was perhaps better known as "Fog- horn" Jackson from a curious habit of blowing his nose with a report which could be heard all over the ground whenever he took a wicket. His death reduces the number of surviving members of the famous All England and United All England Elevens to three—W. Caffyn (73 not out) George Anderson (Yorkshire), and George Atkinson (Yorks). George Wootton (Notts) should perhaps also be included, but he came on the scene when the two elevens were in their decadence.
London's Latest Sensation. THE "THEOCRATIC UNITY." MISS FAULKNER'S STORY CONTINUED. "SWAMI" AS A CROSS-EXAMINER. HOROS REFUSES TO SPEAK. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 21 December 1901
London's Latest Sensation. THE "THEOCRATIC UNITY." MISS FAULKNER'S STORY CONTINUED. "SWAMI" AS A CROSS-EXAMINER. &nbsp; HOROS REFUSES TO SPEAK. The latest evidence in the sensational Theo- cratic Unity cases, wherein Theodore (Theo) and Laura (Swami) Horos are charged with obtaining money by fraud came out at the Marylebone Police Court on November 7th. Minnie Laura Faulkner continued her story, stating now that she was 19 years of age, and lived at Camden Town. Probably the most in- teresting part of the whole proceedings was after the examination-in-chief of this witness was concluded. THE SWAMI'S QUESTIONS. The magistrate then asked the male prisoner whether he had any questions to put to the witness, and he was about to speak when the female prisoner whispered to him. He immedi- ately said: "I will waive my privilege." The Swami thereupon remarked: Mr. Magis- trate, I have asked Theo not to speak. Mr. Curtis Bennett then called upon the fe- male prisoner to ask any quest...
UNIQUE JOURNEY. ACROSS THE WORLD IN 60 DAYS. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 21 December 1901
UNIQUE JOURNEY. ACROSS THE WORLD IN 60 DAYS. Mr. Charles Fox Dickson is at present recruiting in England after a unique journey from the Klondike. On August 17 last Mr. Dickson undertook for a wager to leave Dawson City, in the Klondike, and reach England in 62 days. By the terms of the wager he was to start without money, and he was not to pay for riding one single mile. His entire wardrobe was to consist of the suit of &nbsp; clothes he had on. Mr. Dickson left Dawson on August 17 by the steamship Nora, and arrived at White Horse seven days later. Three days more were occu- pied in walking 111 miles along the track of the White Pass and Yukon Railway Company's line from White Horse to Skagway. After remaining two days in Skagway he work- ed his passage on the steamer Queen, which, on the eighth day from Skagway, landed him at Vic- toria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia. On &nbsp; the same night Mr. Dickson "stowed away" on a steamer for Vancouver, which he reach...
JOY KILLED HIM. A SWISS CONVICT. FALLS DEAD ON HIS RELEASE. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 21 December 1901
JOY KILLED HIM. A SWISS CONVICT. FALLS DEAD ON HIS RELEASE. A man named Cerbelli, a convict in the prison at Witzwyl, in the Canton of Berne who was undergoing a long term of imprisonment, was &nbsp; informed the other day that his sentence had &nbsp; been reduced on account of his good conduct, and the misery his wife and children were suffer- &nbsp; ing in his absence, and that he was free. Cerbelli was astonished at the news, and im- mediately began to dance with joy and pack up his civilian clothes, which were handed to him. Everything being ready, he prepared to leave the prison. He had hardly crossed the threshold of the prison gate when he fell down at the feet of the gendarme who was accompanying him. When the doctor arrived Cerbelli was quite dead. The medical examination proved that the man had succumbed to cerebal apoplexy, brought on by excess of joy.
A RUSSIAN BATTLESHIP. BUILT IN AMERICA. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 21 December 1901
A RUSSIAN BATTLESHIP. BUILT IN AMERICA. &nbsp; The Retvizan is the first foreign battleship of importance to be built in America. She &nbsp; has a displacement of 12,700 tons, and is pro- &nbsp; tected by a belt of armor, 9in. in thickness, &nbsp; extending from 4ft. below the water-line to 3ft. above, thus reaching to the level of the protec- tive deck. Between the protective and the gun decks there is a belt of armor 6in. in thickness. This will prevent rapid-fire shells from penetrating and bursting beneath the guns on the gun deck above. The bulk of the rapid-fire armament is car- ried on the gun deck. Amidship, above the 6in. belt of armour referred to, is a battery of eight 6in. rapid-fire guns in casemates, each gun having a considerable train forward and aft. The casemates are protected by 5in. of steel, and the armor is carried athwartships at each &nbsp; end of the battery as a safeguard against raking &nbsp; fire. The 9in. a...
STRANGE MARRIAGES. OF GREAT MEN. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 21 December 1901
STRANGE MARRIAGES. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; OF GREAT MEN. &nbsp; The number of distinguished men who have &nbsp; married housemaids presents a remarkable de- &nbsp; parture from the conventional highway of matri- &nbsp; mony. &nbsp; Precedent for this custom was established by &nbsp; Peter the Great. One day the founder of the &nbsp; Russian Empire was dining at the house of &nbsp; &nbsp; Prince Menshikoff. He noticed one of the serv- &nbsp; ing-maids particularly, and though she was not &nbsp; handsome, she caught the fancy of Peter. &nbsp; &nbsp; Her name, the Prince told the Czar, was &nbsp; Martha. She had been the servant in the house &nbsp; &nbsp; of a Lutheran minister of Marienburg, and when &nbsp; the city was captured by the troops of Russia, &nbsp; she had been taken...
THE INSATIABLE BUSH. A LONELY DEATH. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 21 December 1901
THE INSATIABLE BUSH. A LONELY DEATH. While searching for cattle in the thick-tim- &nbsp; bered country beyond Clifton Morass, some &nbsp; seven miles from Bairnsdale, the other day, &nbsp; a young man named Michael Grady noticed something white fluttering above the dense fern &nbsp; bracken. He rode over to investigate, and was &nbsp; horror-struck to discover the headless trunk of &nbsp; a man. The body, which was clothed, was in &nbsp; an advanced stags of decomposition, and was &nbsp; lying in a comparatively clear space amongst &nbsp; the fern, disposed on a bush bed made of &nbsp; bracken and covered with a blanket. A bare &nbsp; skull was lying on the ground some little dis- &nbsp; &nbsp; tance from the body. Early next morning Con- &nbsp; stable Whitley and Mr. W. Pearson, contracting &nbsp; undertaker to the Government, rode out to the &nbsp; locali...
A Socialistic Marriage. ON A NEW RLAN. NO VAIN IDLE PLEDGES. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 21 December 1901
A Socialistic Marriage. &nbsp; ON A NEW PLAN. NO VAIN IDLE PLEDGES. The latest American papers indicate that Mar- &nbsp; garet Evlyn Herron, sister of Professor George D. &nbsp; Herron, the Socialistic agitator, of New York, &nbsp; has announced her engagement to marry Dr. &nbsp; Henri Verner Berghall, of Manistee, Michigan, &nbsp; and the wedding is to be conducted on the same &nbsp; plan which made the sensational marriage of &nbsp; Professor Herron to Miss Carrie Band, his "dis- &nbsp; ciple and affinity," so famous. &nbsp; Miss Herron is a firm believer in what she &nbsp; terms a new and simple form of marriage, which &nbsp; is without exchange of the usual matrimonial &nbsp; vows and with none of the ritual or formulas of &nbsp; the Church. She heartily approves the manner in &nbsp; which her brother espoused Miss Rand. In an &nbsp; interview at Metuch...
THE WEEK. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 21 December 1901
THE WEEK. The great American copper gamble goes merrily on. At latest reports a gang of con- federates had already taken one man down for upwards of £2,000,000. By manipulating the value of stocks Mr. Lawson's holding in &nbsp; the Amalgamated Copper Company had &nbsp; been depreciated to this extent, which &nbsp; amounts to just the same thing as if he &nbsp; had been relieved of that amount at poker &nbsp; played with stacked cards. But the game &nbsp; is not over yet, and the contents of Law- &nbsp; son's sleeve may prove a surprise when the &nbsp; time comes to reveal them. It is easy &nbsp; enough to depress scrip if you keep on forc- &nbsp; ing the market and over-selling, but perhaps &nbsp; Lawson may sit tight and demand delivery &nbsp; of what can only be bought from himself. &nbsp; These funny little turns of the table have &nbsp; happened before. People who had ...
The Federal High Court. MR. BARTON A LIKELY C.J. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 21 December 1901
The Federal High Court. &nbsp; &nbsp; MR. BARTON A LIKELY C.J. &nbsp; Who will be the first Chief Justice of Aus- &nbsp; tralia? &nbsp; Political gossip in Melbourne says Mr. Bar- &nbsp; ton, the present Prime Minister. &nbsp; The story goes that before the session closes &nbsp; the Judiciary Bill will be passed, and Mr. Bar- &nbsp; ton, when he leaves for the coronation festi- &nbsp; vities in London, will carry the Chief Justice's &nbsp; patent in his portmanteau. Mr. Barton has told at least one of his col- leagues that he has no intention of taking the &nbsp; appointment. The close work of the Bench, he &nbsp; says, would not suit him. &nbsp; But, on the other hand, he has been known &nbsp; to ask more than one public man for any good &nbsp; reason why he should not take the Chief Jus- &nbsp; ticeship. &nbsp; From all one hears, and reme...
BALLETTO. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 21 December 1901
BALLETTO. The illustration shows the portable "Balletto" billiard-table, an American invention which has just been introduced with great success into Great Britain. The table, it will be seen, is practically on the English principle, but minus the two side pockets, which it would be difficult to insert, in view of the way in which the "cushion" is made. As a matter of fact, the cushions are re- presented by a flexible steel spring covered with cloth; they cannot be broken by the roughest usage, and are more elastic and durable than rubber. This is the main feature as regards the novelty of this board, but the bed is also a novelty, being built up of small pieces of wood, tongued grooved, and glued together, and held level and firmly in place by a series of steel T braces on the back, which allow for expansion and absolutely prevent warping. The board, with a large number of accessories, which include 16 balls, is astonish- ingly cheap, and a great variety of games can be played on i...
WIRELESS WIRING ACROSS THE SAHARA. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 21 December 1901
WIRELESS WIRING ACROSS THE SAHARA. &nbsp; &nbsp; A recent message from Paris states that there &nbsp; is a project afoot to connect Algeria with the French Soudan by means of wireless telegraphy &nbsp; across the Sahara Desert. Algiers is already &nbsp; connected by the ordinary wires with the Niger, &nbsp; and it would only be necessary to put this last &nbsp; point in communication with the other side of &nbsp; the desert. This project is connected with the &nbsp; recently-announced Government intention to &nbsp; connect all the French colonies directly with &nbsp; France, in order to escape the use of the English &nbsp; wires for telegraphic news.
Policeman and Music Teacher. BREACH OP PROMISE CASE. HE MARRIED ANOTHER. AND HAS TO PAY £150. [Newspaper Article] — The World's News — 21 December 1901
Policeman and Music Teacher. BREACH OP PROMISE CASE. &nbsp; HE MARRIED ANOTHER. AND HAS TO PAY £150. In the Maitland District Court, on the 11th inst., Kate Lashman, of Surry-hills, Sydney, sued &nbsp; Henry James Conlin, police constable, of Mer- riwa, for £200, for alleged breach of promise. De- fendant, in reply, pleaded that the promise, if any, was rescinded by mutual consent. Mr. Frederick Gannon, of Sydney, appeared for plaintiff, and Mr. A. R. Watt (instructed by Mr. J. H. F. Waller), for Mr. W. J. Enright, for the defence. Kate Lashman stated that she resided with her parents at Surry-hills. She was a music teacher. She had known the defendant about five years, and kept company with him for three yeare. On the 10th of November, 1898, in Sydney, there was the first mention of marriage, when he gave her an engagement ring. He changed that ring for another, which she produced. He was then en- gaged in the Metropolitan Fire Brigade, Castle- reagh-street. He freq...