Skip to main content
Hide Articles List

18 articles on this Page

OFFICIALDOM AND INVENTIVE…

News
Cite
Share

OFFICIALDOM AND INVENTIVE PROGRESS. It is the unfortunate practice of the British Government to treat all new inventions either with disdainful indifference or with the want of appreciation that is closely akin to it. Mr. Herbert C. Fyfe, in "Submarine Warfare," takes occasion to say: The introduction of gunpowder, of dteam, of the screw propeller, of iron-built ships, of high-pressure engines, of rifled ordnance, of explosive shells, of armour-plating, of twin screws, of breech-loading gllns, of steel-built ships, of the locomotive torpedo, of electricity on shipboard, of quick-firing and machine guns, of collapsible boats, of wireless telegraphy, of turbine vessels, of devices for COMI- ing ships at sea, of magazine rifles, &c., See., have been successfully ridiculed by those responsible for the condition of the British Navy. Officialism is, and always has been, a foe to inventive progress, and the official mind still seems incapable of realising that invention is a plant of slow growth; that improvements and innovations when first mooted do not necessarily represent thf-ir final form, and that all the great advances and revolutions in the past in the world of science, invention, and discovery have sprung from small bf 2 innings which have grown gradually and slowly unti! they forced upon themselves the recognition that was their due.

I DOING GOOD TO ONE'S FELLOWS.

A CRUEL AWAKENING.

FATHER OCEAN'S BOY DRUDGES.I

IMPORTANCE OF THE MEDITERRANEAN.

[No title]

YANKEE HUMOUR

PUBLIC WORKS.

GAS AND WATER.

Your Train Leaves

BEFORE THE BENCH

-----.---,---------_---------Dock…

New Licensing Act.

Advertising

BARRY'S TENDER PLANT.

Barry Telegraph Boy's Funeral.…

CARRIAGE ACCIDENT NEAR SULLY.

VOLUNTEEJt INTELLIGENCE.