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  4. The Carpet from Bagdad. By Harold MacGrath. With illus- trations

The other books I've read by him were funny.


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The Balkan states, with the exception of Bosnia and Albania, were primarily Christian. Starting in the Ottomans struck at the Armenians on the grounds that they were a non-Muslim people. Relations of minorities within the Ottoman Empire and the disposition of former Ottoman lands became known as the Eastern Question and it now became relevant to define the east of the eastern question.

In about the middle of the 19th century Near East came into use to describe part of the east closest to Europe. The term Far East appeared contemporaneously meaning Japan, China, Korea, Indonesia, near East applied to what had been mainly known as the Levant, which was in the jurisdiction of the Ottoman Porte, or government. Those who used the term had little choice about its meaning and they could not set foot on most of the shores of the southern and central Mediterranean from the Gulf of Sidra to Albania without permits from the Ottoman Empire.

It was occupied by piratical kingdoms of the Barbary Coast, de facto independent since the 18th century, formerly part of the empire at its apogee. Iran was included because it could not easily be reached except through the Ottoman Empire or neighboring Russia, in the s the term tended to focus on the conflicts in the Balkan states and Armenia. The demise of the man of Europe left considerable confusion as to what was to be meant by Near East. It is now used only in historical contexts, to describe the countries of Western Asia from the Mediterranean to Iran.

There is, in short, no universally understood fixed inventory of nations and they appear together in the journals of the midth century. It is best known today for its series of Charlie Chaplin comedies of , the studio was founded in in Chicago, United States by George K. Spoor and Gilbert M. Anderson, originally as the Peerless Film Manufacturing Company. On August 10,, the name was changed to Essanay, Essanay was originally located at Wells Street.


The studio prospered and in moved to its more famous address at —45 W. Argyle St in Uptown, the mainstays of the organization, however, were studio co-owner G. Anderson, starring in the very popular Broncho Billy westerns, and Charlie Chaplin. Allan Dwan was hired by Essanay Studios as a screenwriter and developed into a famous Hollywood director, louella Parsons was also hired as a screenwriter and went on to be a Hollywood gossip columnist.

Eventually the studio moved all operations to Los Angeles, the Chicago studio, as well as the new Niles studio, continued to produce films for another five years, reaching a total of well over 1, Essanay titles during its ten-year history. Essanay also produced some of the very first cartoons. In late Essanay succeeded in hiring Charlie Chaplin away from Mack Sennetts Keystone Studios, offering Chaplin a higher salary, Chaplin made 14 short comedies for Essanay in , at both the Chicago and Niles studios, plus a cameo appearance in one of the Broncho Billy westerns.

Chaplins Essanays are more disciplined than the chaotic roughhouse of Chaplins Keystones, with better story values, the landmark film of the Chaplin series is The Tramp, in which Chaplins vagabond character finds work on a farm and is smitten with the farmers daughter. Chaplin injected moments of drama and pathos unheard of in slapstick comedies, audiences responded to the humanity of Chaplins character, and Chaplin continued to explore serious or sentimental themes within comic situations.

Chaplin disliked the weather of Chicago, and left after only one year for more money. His departure caused a rift between founders Spoor and Anderson, Chaplin was the studios biggest moneymaker, and Essanay resorted to creating new Chaplin comedies from file footage and out-takes.

In a last-ditch effort to save the studio, Essanay joined in a four-way merger orchestrated by Chicago distributor George Kleine in , kleines new combine, V-L-S-E, Incorporated, was an amalgam of the Vitagraph, Lubin, Selig, and Essanay companies.

Only the Vitagraph brand name continued into the s, and was absorbed by Warner Brothers in Wheeler, forrest, publishing its first edition on June 10, The paper saw numerous changes in ownership and editorship over the eight years. Initially, the Tribune was not politically affiliated but tended to either the Whig or Free Soil parties against the Democrats in elections. By late , it was frequently running xenophobic editorials that criticized foreigners, about this time it also became a strong proponent of temperance.

Ray became editor-in-chief, Medill became the editor, and Alfred Cowles, Sr.

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Each purchased one third of the Tribune, under their leadership the Tribune distanced itself from the Know Nothings and became the main Chicago organ of the Republican Party. However, the continued to print anti-Catholic and anti-Irish editorials. Before and during the American Civil War, the new editors pushed an abolitionist agenda and strongly supported Abraham Lincoln, the paper remained a force in Republican politics for years afterwards.

Under the 20th-century editorship of Colonel Robert R. Joseph McCarthy, when McCormick assumed the position of co-editor in , the Tribune was the third-best-selling paper among Chicagos eight dailies, with a circulation of only , At the same time, the Tribune competed with the Hearst paper, by , the cousins succeeded in forcing out Managing Editor William Keeley.

The Tribune won the battle, adding , readers to its ranks, also in , the Chicago Tribune hosted an international design competition for its new headquarters, the Tribune Tower. The competition worked brilliantly as a publicity stunt, and more than entries were received, the winner was a neo-Gothic design by New York architects John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood.

The newspaper sponsored an attempt at Arctic aviation in It is headquartered at Broadcasting House in London, the BBC is the worlds oldest national broadcasting organisation and the largest broadcaster in the world by number of employees.

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It employs over 20, staff in total,16, of whom are in public sector broadcasting, the total number of staff is 35, when part-time, flexible, and fixed contract staff are included. The fee is set by the British Government, agreed by Parliament, and used to fund the BBCs radio, TV, britains first live public broadcast from the Marconi factory in Chelmsford took place in June It was sponsored by the Daily Mails Lord Northcliffe and featured the famous Australian Soprano Dame Nellie Melba, the Melba broadcast caught the peoples imagination and marked a turning point in the British publics attitude to radio.

However, this public enthusiasm was not shared in official circles where such broadcasts were held to interfere with important military and civil communications. By late , pressure from these quarters and uneasiness among the staff of the licensing authority, the General Post Office, was sufficient to lead to a ban on further Chelmsford broadcasts. But by , the GPO had received nearly broadcast licence requests, John Reith, a Scottish Calvinist, was appointed its General Manager in December a few weeks after the company made its first official broadcast.

The company was to be financed by a royalty on the sale of BBC wireless receiving sets from approved manufacturers, to this day, the BBC aims to follow the Reithian directive to inform, educate and entertain. The financial arrangements soon proved inadequate, set sales were disappointing as amateurs made their own receivers and listeners bought rival unlicensed sets.

By mid, discussions between the GPO and the BBC had become deadlocked and the Postmaster-General commissioned a review of broadcasting by the Sykes Committee and this was to be followed by a simple 10 shillings licence fee with no royalty once the wireless manufactures protection expired. The BBCs broadcasting monopoly was made explicit for the duration of its current broadcast licence, the BBC was also banned from presenting news bulletins before Mid found the future of broadcasting under further consideration, this time by the Crawford committee, by now the BBC under Reiths leadership had forged a consensus favouring a continuation of the unified broadcasting service, but more money was still required to finance rapid expansion.

Wireless manufacturers were anxious to exit the loss making consortium with Reith keen that the BBC be seen as a service rather than a commercial enterprise. The recommendations of the Crawford Committee were published in March the following year and were still under consideration by the GPO when the general strike broke out in May. The strike temporarily interrupted newspaper production and with restrictions on news bulletins waived the BBC suddenly became the source of news for the duration of the crisis.

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The Moving Picture World. Progressive Silent Film List. The Bookseller, Newsdealer, and Stationer. Bismarck Daily Tribune Last ed. Archived from the original on Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved January 2, The 'Lusitania' yields an archaeological curiosity". Retrieved from " https: In Selig sold the Edendale facility to producer William Fox, Selig Polyscope became insolvent and ceased operations in 2. With the loss of foreign distributors and the rise of the monopolistic Studio system, on January 28,, it left the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, the owner, Albert E 3.

Silent filmmakers pioneered the art form to the extent that virtually every style, the silent era was also pioneering era from a technical point of view 5. There are many prayer rugs in existence today that have taken care of for more than years 6. Turbines offered the advantages of generating less vibration than the engines and greater reliability in operation at high speeds 7. In the Abbasids re-asserted control of the country and their returned to Fustat 8. There is, in short, no universally understood fixed inventory of nations and they appear together in the journals of the midth century 9.

YouTube Videos [show more]. Frank Baum's Oz books. Street view of the Selig Polyscope Company studio in Edendale, ca. Vitagraph Studios, Hollywood, California. Death of Captain Cook by Johann Zoffany Declaration of Independence by John Trumbull. The Battle of Gettysburg by Thure de Thulstrup. A silent film is a film with no synchronized recorded sound, especially with no spoken dialogue.

Lillian Gish , the "First Lady of the American Cinema", was a leading star in the silent era with one of the longest careers, working from to Mohamed forces Jones, Wadsworth, and Fortune into the desert, but they escape his torture during a sandstorm. Wadsworth then rejoins the gang at Jones' home in New York. When Fortune and Jones catch the crooks tunneling, Jones, sympathetically, gives them a two hour head-start before informing the police.

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