The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 10, March 24, 1894 Page: 3
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THE TEXAS MINER.
of 75 cents a ton on coal, thus reducing the price ot miners la-
bor. You knew, oh Master, that the wages that coal miners
were receiving was too high; You knew that their lines were laid
in pleasant places; that the hours of labor were tew; that it was
a great pleasure to them to work those hours, that they were
entirely free from danger, that it was neither cold nor hot in the
underground district, that the air was pure and healthy, and also,
oh, Master (as You know everything), You know that they and
their families can live by receiving the same rate ot wages as
Canadian miners, and therefore in Your wisdom You favor the
repeal of 75 cents a ton duty on coal, so that it will benefit
Your Nova Scotia friends.
And now, oh, Master, we are done—and may You succeed in
making the rich richer, and the poor poorer, for the poor have
no rights that the rich should respect. Amen !—[Morgan's
KILL THE WILSON BILL.
The hard times of the past year will be greatly increased by
the passage of the infamous Wilson bill. Every possible effort
should be made to defeat the measure—to delay it in any event.
We can better afford a few months of uncertainty than four years
of general adversity, suffering and distress, lender the most
favorable circumstances, the Wilson bill it it become a law can-
not be changed until the summer of 1897. We earnestly rec-
ommend that you will urge United States Senators irrespective
of party, to defeat or by every parliamentary method delay the
passage of this measure.
On November 6th the people will have an opportunity to
speak their verdict must be awaited.
due to its exclusion from the full tender money of the world.
When this lesson is impressed a little more deeply by the inex-
orable "logic of events," England will probably want her inter-
ests protected by having a universal bimetallism adopted. [En-
gineering and Mining Journal (Ind.).
The demand that the Wilson bill should be "cracked1 through
the Senate unamended has had no effect. 1 he bill which has
been agreed upon by the Democrats of the Senate finance com-
mittee, and which will be reported to the Senate as soon as the
Republicans shall have made a perfunctory examination of the
measure, is a very different thing from the Wilson bill, though,
perhaps, not as difterent as it ought to be. Hie American Sen-
ate does not like to be run by a clique.—[Cincinnati Enquirei
William E. Gladstone is the worst enemy bimetallism has in
the wide world. He is the worst because he is the most pow er-
ful. The retirement of the Liberal leader from public life may
be a gain for international bimetallism. Archbishop Walsh has
produced an effect on the Irish members. Roseberry is allied
with the Rothschilds circle, and the Rothschilds have such exten-
sive connections with all the nations that they have been tor a
long time growing anxious about the debt-paying abilities of the
continent under the continuous contraction ot the gold standard.
[St. Louis Republic (Dem.).
That is a formidable list of names which has been gotten up at
Boston in the interests of an international bimetallic agreement.
Some of the gold standard papers appear to be very much shocked
at the exhibition, and they are accusing the committee of giving
recognition and encouragement to the Populists and free silver-
ites. This may be true to the extent that these men, along with
a good many other thoughtful persons, are beginning to ask
themselves whether the general demonetization of silver is not in
large measure responsible for the present derangement of the
world's finances and the extraordinary economic disturbances
now troubling nearly all nations.—[Springfield Republican (Ind.)
OPINIONS OF THINKERS.
BOYS, YOU CAN DO IT.
Lord "Randy" Churchill (Conservative) may pooh-pooh bi-
metallism, and Sir William Harcourt (Liberal) may solemnly de-
clare that official England will never move in favor ot another
international monetary conference. But the logic ot events takes
little account of mere monometallist notions.—[Boston Globe
In making the bill more protectionist than it came to it, the
Senate has but accelerated the current and accentuated the pop-
ular and non-partisan distrust. The piddling reductions it made
in the rates on some of the manufactured products are more than
neutralized by the protective taxes it lays on the raw materials.—
[St. Paul Globe (Dem.).
Every sincere Democrat in the land must feel humiliated when
he reads the great majority of the changes made 111 the Wilson
bill. Of the numerous changes but one only w*as in the line of
Democratic principles and policies and in the interest ot reve-
nue the placing of sugar on the dutiable list.—[New Orleans
The dissatisfaction and indignation felt by loyal Democrats
everywhere, at the attempted mutilation and emasculation in the
Senate finance committee ot the Wilson tantf reform bill formu-
lated by the committee ot ways and means and passed by the
House, are finding prompt and vigorous expression through a
variety of channels.—[Baltimore Sun (Dem.).
Ex-President Benjamin Harrison, who is making a trip through
the far West, made some remarks at Lamar, Col., when enroute.
in the course of which he said: "In my opinion, the nations of
Europe will be compelled within a year to consent to the reas-
sembling of a silver conference with a view to securing a larger
use of silver as money. The ex-President's views on the cur-
rency question have always been those of a conservative bimetal-
list.—[Albany Journal (Rep.).
It is announced that Guatemala has defaulted in the interest
on its bonds "on account of the heavy decline in the price of
silver." Our single-gold-standard English cousins, after a few
more Indian experiments, a few more failures of silver countries
to pay interest or principal of their English loans, and a few more
months of declining export trade to silver countries, will, no doubt,
begin to understand that it is the universal creditor and manufac-
turer that will suffer most from the decline in the value of silver,
An exchange tells us of a little 14-year-old boy, wdio begged
the office of sexton in the little Western church, and earned 75
cents a week
He picked too quarts of fruit for a neighbor.
He bought and sold eleven dozen chickens, and cleared $5 on
When he could get no other work, a neighbor's woodpile was
always ready, at a dollar a cord for sawing and splitting. He
earned $13.75 on his woodpiles.
For doing chores, cleaning yards, doing errands, etc., he re-
ceived $10. ...
For milking cows, taking care of horses, etc., for neighbors,
At the end of the year this 14-year-old boy had earned a little
more than $100, and never missed a day at school. It was a
busy year, yet play hours were scattered all along—swimming,
fishing, hunting, skating and coasting each found its place. The
old adage proved true in his case, "Where there's a will there's a
way." He never missed a job; when other boys were idle he
TOOTS FROM THE RAM'S HORN.
The Modern Pawnshop: Give the devil your time and he will
lend you trouble.
Starting for heaven on a gravestone is risky business.
The man who succeeds as a hypocrite has to devote his whole
time to it.
No wound can be so deep as the one inflicted by a friend.
Every man has as much right to kill himself as he has to live
a useless life.
A feather from the dove's wing sometimes guides the arrow
that pierces her breast
The Northwestern Lumberman presents its report of pine
product in 1893, in Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota. I he
grand total output in 1893 fell below the total in 1892 to the
amount of 1,302.999,965 teet of lumber; in shingles there was
a comparative decrease of 828.827,076. Ihe total product last
year was smaller than in any year since 1886, when it was 7,-
425,368,443 feet less than ir< 1885, years of restricted produc-
tion which followed the industrial and trade depression of 188 3—4*
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McAdams, Walter B. The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 10, March 24, 1894, newspaper, January 27, 1894; Thurber, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth200457/m1/3/: accessed August 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Tarleton State University.