The Texas Miner, Volume 2, Number 3, February 2, 1895 Page: 2
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THE TEXAS MtNER.
1880, $474,000,000. Oats—In
$222,000,000; in 1880, $150,-
000; in 1890, $334,000,000; in
1894, $214,000,000; in 1890,
The Railway Age says that fifteen railways, operating more
than one-fourth of the mileage and employing one-fourth of the
men, pay in salaries of over $5,000 the sum of $1,205 i5* P^**
annum, and a total amount for all salaries of $107 888,694. The
total number of employes is 170,657, and the average salary is
In eleven months of 1894 we exported merchandise to the
amount of $740,215,088, and imported merchandise to the
amount of $614,171,523. We in the same time exported $8i,-
787.924 more gold than we imported, and $34 312.519 in value
of silver—that is, we exported in eleven months in 1894 about
57,000,000 ounces of silver.
Simultaneously with the departure of the Charleston recently
from Nagasaki for Chemulpo, the flagship Baltimore left the lat-
ter port for Cheefoo to support the Yorktown, which has become
the asylum for all the American missionaries on account of the
Japanese bombardment of Teng Chow Foo and the occupation
of the Shan Tung promontory.
New York state has 65,840 manufacturing establishments,
which employ an aggregate capital of $1,130,161,195. They
give employment to 850,884 hands, who are paid annually $466,-
846,642 in wages. The cost of raw material used annually
amounts to $871,064,085, and the value of the products of these
factories amounts to $1,711,577,671, which is $92,672,866 more
than the entire assessed value of all the property of the city of
New York in 1894.
Baltimore mills got a contract lately for 200,000 yards of cot-
ton duck for the Japanese Government and an Alabama foundry
has just secured a contract for $370,000 worth of cast-iron pipe
for the Tokio water works. If the Japanese Government could
have gotten its tent material cheaper in Europe than in this coun-
try it would probably have done so. In the case of the iron pipe
the dispatch states that 'the American firm met the competition
of English, French and Belgian bidders."—[New York Journal o
The Minister of Commerce and Industry of Germany recently
inquired of the Chamber of Commerce of Barmen whether any,
and if so, which, pongees had been made in the manufacture of
artificial silk, and whether the textile manufacturers of that dis-
trict employed it in the weaving of their goods—silk and half-si)k
fabrics. After due consideration, the members concurred in the
answer, that artificial silk was employed only to a limited extent
in that district; it had proved itself but little adapted both for
fabrics and ribbons, and was used to some extent only as orna-
mentation of passementerie.
It becomes apparent to the most blind that one Asiatic power,
at least, is neither dead nor moribund; that it has not only all the
strength, but all the energy, of a European power; that in future
in all Western operations in Eastern Asia it must be reckoned as
if its people were white men; that the yellow races are not im-
movable, but can improve, can use the "resources of science,"
the enchanted armor in which Europe fancied herself panoplied
forever—that is the new fact of 1894, and we do not know that
it may not prove the greatest fact of this half of the century.
The Metal World says: A crisis is looming over the Welsh
tin plate trade, and the aspect points to a struggle between mas-
ters and men on the wage question. The Llanelly manufacturers
have issued a notice to their men that a 25 per cent, reduction is
required in order to keep the works running without sustaining a
loss, consequent upon the competition of America. The work-
men of the various works met and resolved to refer the matter to
a joint conference of employers and employed, but the decision
arrived at was to adjourn the conference in order to give the
workmen an opportunity of further considering the proposed re-
Including stocks and bonds the railways of the United States
are capitalized at $60,000 per mile, while those of Great Britain
are capitalized at $220,000 per mile, or nearly 400 per cent,
higher than in this country. The total stock and bonds issued
by the railways of the United ,States is $10,650,325,514. At
$220,000 per mile it would be $38,500,600,000. British rail-
ways earned more than $20,000 per mile in 1893, while Ameri-
can railways earned only $6,300 per mife. The total earnings of
American roads in 1893 was $1,-222,618,200. At $20,000 per
mile they would have been $3,500,000,000, or nearly 300 per
cent, more than the amount actually earned.
EDUCATIONAL AND RELIGIOUS.
BY J. A. WEST.
The attendance at school Monday was rather slim on account
of the snow.
Rev. J. T. Mays has resigned the pastorate of the Baptist
church at this place.
Prof. J. P. Tye is teaching the public school at Newcastle.
School began with last week.
Through the kindness of Mrs. H. K. Thurber the aisles of the
Union church have been furnished with matting and the windows,
The school near the Junction, taught by Miss Susie Cherry,
closes with this week. Miss Cherry will go to take a position in
the Santo school.
The Methodist quarterly conference for the Gordon-Thurber
station will be held in this place today and tomorrow at Union
church. Presiding Elder E. A. Bailey will preach Sunday morn-
ing and night.
Miss Bessie Warren of Strawn, Miss Grace Gilbert, the vocab
ist of Strawn College; Prof. C. S. Potts, associate principal of the
same institution, and Hon. R. B. Hood of Weatherford, were in
town a short time last Saturday afternoon.
The Young Men's Literary society of Strawn College has chal-
lenged Plaino Literary society of Weatherford College to a joint
debate, and Plaino has probably already accepted the challenge.
It is not yet known at which place the debate will be held.
A letter w&s lately received from Prof. W. C. Poston, professor
of natural sciences in Weatherford College, stating that he and
his geology class would visit Thurber in the near future, probably
today. He will find Thurber and the surrounding country an
interesting field for a geological tour.
We once heard of a school director charging one of his fellow
directors with "corruption" because the said director at a meet-
ing of the board soon after the close of a successful term of school
had moved that the salaries of the teachers be raised $5 each.
Now. this was very wrong. Everybody knows that good teach-
ers can be secured or retained for exactly the same price as poor
ones. Oh, these are days of corruption!
Since local option was carried by such a handsome majority in
Johnson county, efforts are being made to secure a similar elec-
tion in Hood county. The organized liquor traffic will never be
dethroned by fighting it in spots, but that is probably better than
doing nothing at all. The reason why the saloons of this coun-
try don't go is because the people who want them to go don't
vote for what they want. They talk prohibition, and at every
opportunity vote for officers, state and national, who openly de-
clare their preference for license. As long as the war against in-
temperance is waged on these idiotic principles the whisky de-
mon is safe to go on slaying his 100.000 souls annually, making
drunkards of our boys, drunkards' wives of our girls; and. what is
worse, safe to go on intimidating and bribing our officers, domi-
neering elections and breaking our laws. The saloon men do
not act in any such sickly way. They vote for what they want,
and against what they don't want, and do it on business princi-
ples. And whilst they do this they keep their opponents divided,
the politician cries loudly and long for party loyalty, and Chris-
tian men vote against each other, on whether the tariff shall av-
erage 47 1-2 per cent, or 37 1-2 per cent., while homes are be-
ing wrecked and souls are dragged to ruin every day. God pity
the man who can be humbugged in any. such manner. Brother,
are you one of this number? Then resolve at once that you will
never again cast a vote for a political organization that does not
openly and above board advocate the entire abolition of the sa-
loon. Then find some party that holds your views, and if you
can't find one start one, and then God nor men nor Devils can.
find a flaw in your cause.
Having the needed merit to more than make good all the ad-
vertising claimed for them, the following four remedies have
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Bucklen's Arnica Salve, the best in the world, and Dr. King's
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guaranteed to do just what is claimed for them and the dealer
whose name is attached herewith will be glad to tell you more of
them. Sold at T. P. M. & M. Co.'s Drug Store..
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McAdams, Walter B. The Texas Miner, Volume 2, Number 3, February 2, 1895, newspaper, February 2, 1895; Thurber, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth200501/m1/2/: accessed September 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Tarleton State University.