The Progress of the World
Regular Feature, Editorial, News-Commentary
Telegraphy, Commerce, Engineers
Comments on the enormous public interest generated by 'the series of cricket matches between the elevens of England and Australia', and speculates that the 'money which the newspapers must have spent on telegrams about the doings of the respective teams will probably make a considerable difference in the revenue of the Australian cables' (11–13). Reports that amid the trial of Alfred Dreyfus, another 'event which created at least a ripple in the feverish arena of the French capital was the death of M. de Lesseps, who passed away from a world in which he had been lingering, more dead than alive, ever since the catastrophe which overtook the Panama shareholders' (14).
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