Review of Reviews,  14 (1896), 3–14.

The Progress of the World



Regular Feature, Editorial, News-Commentary


Geology, Accidents, Steamships

    Observes that the 'greatest catastrophe that has been recorded for years is reported from Japan, where an earthquake followed by a tidal wave is said to have caused the death of 27,000 Japanese. Japan, however, is far away even in the days of the electronic telegraph, and the fate of these luckless ones has not attracted one-hundredth part of the attention that was excited by the loss of the SS Drummond Castle, one of Sir Donald Currie's African steamers' (14).

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