The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 10, March 24, 1894 Page: 7
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THE TEXAS MINER.
COAL PRODUCTION OF THE UNITED STATES IN 1893.
The Engineering and Mining Journal is enabled, through the
hearty co-operation of state inspectors of mines and various state
officials and the willing assistance of the operators themselves, to
present at this early date complete returns of the coal production
of the United States during 1893. These statistics have been
collected for the forthcoming volume of "The Mineral Industry,"
and are in nearly every case official and authoritative. Such
small corrections as may be necessary when the last returns are
in will be trifling and have no appreciable effect upon the total,
and can affect only two states from which our returns are now
TONS OF 2,000 LBS.
TONS OF2,000 LBS.
THE FUTURE OF COTTON.
A point has been reached in the production, and consequent-
ly in the price, of cotton when it is absolutely obligatory upon
all who are directly interested either in producing or selling cot-
ton, or. indeed, if merely collaterally interested, to give the
whole subject their most careful thought and to adopt a system
essentially different from that which has obtained for the last
thirty years. There are two conclusions, which every thoughtful
man in the South must inevitably have reached long before this
—that the growing of maximum crops of cotton and minimum
crops of foodstuffs do not make the countjy prosperous, and
that the coin nercial success or" the cities and towns cannot be
maintained without a reasonable prosperity in the country. We
believe that it has taken a long time for the average merchant
to learn this, and it seems, indeed to have taken equally as long
tor the average cotton grower to fully realize it; but the truth
seems to have struck in at last, and there are few people in this
or any other portion of the cotton-growing country who do not
now recognize the fact that the process which reduces the tillers
of the soil to poverty will necessarily bankrupt every commercial
interest involved in them. The south is cotton sick. For the
last four years the price of this staple has been so low that it was
a rare exception where it has not sold for less than the cost of
production. For this to go on is quick and certain ruin to those
who grow cotton and almost as quick and equally certain ruin
to those whose business is only indirectly affected. What is to
be the remedy?—[Memphis Commercial.
Advices from Cartagena, Colombia, state that active opera-
tions have been instituted to develop the coal deposits of that
country by an American company controlled by ex-Governor
lames E. Campbell, Stilson Hutchins and Admiral James E.
Jouett, the government of Colombia being a partner in the enter-
prise. Coal costs about $15 a ton on the Atlantic side of the
Isthmus of Panama, and the new mines are expected to cheapen
it considerably. It is expected that the coaling station will be
established at Point Cispata on the Gulf of Darien, seventy-five
miles south of Cartagena. The interest of American capitalists
was attracted to these coal deposits by the publications of the
Bureau of American Republics.
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From four pages for an initial issue on January 20 to fourteen
pages March 24—two months ! Really, now, there's no saying
when this growing will stop. The advertising public must have
space. The reading public must have the news—we're here to
accommodate 'em both.
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Bottlers of Soda Water
= AND 5
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M. C. GILLETTE, MGR.
L. M. Rumsey M'f'g Co.
Manufacturers and Jobbers of
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Liberal Advanceson Consignments
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T. ai}d P. Coal Co
Ballard, Webb & Burnett Hat Company's
uaranteed Buck Hat
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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/m1/7/: accessed September 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Tarleton State University.