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Yol. IV.—No. 9.
Thcrp.kr, Texas: Saturday, September 16, 1899.
Whoi.k No. 165.
GENERAL FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC NEWS NOTES
a philosophical statisticaii calculates
that in the year 2000 there will be 1,700,-
000,000 people who speak English, and that
the other European languages will be spo-
ken by only 500,000,000 people.
Rkar Admiral Schley has accepted an
invitation to visit Atlanta, Georgia, during
the coming fall. He will be the guest of
Governor Chandler, Mayor Woodward and
the Atlanta Business Men's League.
Of the 250,000 Canaries which are raised
every year in Germany 100,000 are sent to
the United States, 50,000 to Great Britain,
Brazil, Chile and the Argentine 'Republic,
and the remainder are sold in Germany
and other countries of the European Con-
The Illinois Bar Association has adopted
the suggestion that the legal profession
throughout the United States celebrates on
February 4, 1901, the elevation of John
Marshall as Chief Justice of the United
States Supreme Court, which took place
on that date in 1801.
General Longstreet, as United States
Railroad Commissioner, is now traveling
in the West, making his annual tour of in-
spection of the land grants and the bond-
aided roads, in preparation of the report
to be submitted by him to the Secretary of
the Interior next November.
General Funston's mail is probably the
largest in the Philippines. There are large
quantities of letters of congratulations
from friends and strangers, requests for
autographs, political advice, sample ci-
gars which seek to bear his name, stacks
of newspaper clippings, and countless
gifts of every description.
Through the influence of Governor
Wolcott, an honorary member, the Victo-
rian Club, composed of Boston's British
residents, is trying to get permission to
erect in the old cemetery on Boston Com-
mons a monument in memory of the 226
English soldiers who fell at Bunker Hill,
many of whom are supposed to be buried
in this spot.
Paul Brown, who died at his home near
Sedalia, Missouri, recenly at the age of
108, was called the Missouri Samson.
When he was 98 years old he carried logs
sixteen feet long from a clearing to his
farm house, where he split them into fence
rails. On his 108th birthday he jumped
over the back of a kitchen chair to show
The citizens of Spokane, Washington,
are raising funds for the erection of a mon-
ument to John RobertMonaghan, who was
killed in Samoa during the attack upon
| the British and African marines by the
i followers of Mataafa. Monaghan was
! popular in Spokane, where he lived, and
i -$2,000 has already been subscribed toward
A Minnesota man captured a kingfisher
when it was young, made a pet of it and
trained the bird to capture fish and lay
them at his master's feet. In summer the
bird is taken to the river, where fish are
known to abound, and set at liberty. It
poises high in the air, and, suddenly drop-
ping, grasps its victim and promply de-
livers the fish to its master.
Miss Adelaide Rosalind Richmond,
a New York girl who composes music,
has sent to Admiral Dewey an original
march which she had lithographed on
three American flags of heavy slik.
Another flag on which were inscrided some
verses of poetry was fastened on as a title
page, and the whole made a very pretty
piece of sheet¡music. The young lady in-
formed the admiral in an accompanying-
note, that she is indebted to him for the
inspiration which enabled her to write the
This issue contains a short description
of Dreyfus' new prison on Isle of Corsica..
The Ex-Governor of New Mexico, L.
Bradford Prince, has a collection of over
100 stone idols. They were all dug up on
the sites of ancient Pueblo villages. Some
are over six feet in length; some are light
enough to float in water. It is difficult to
tell the age of the idols; he only knows
that they were used by the ancestors of
the present Pueblo Indians before the
At the present time there are between
500 and 1,000 men in New York who are
worth a million dollars or more. In 1815,
when New York had a population of 110,-
000 there were only ninteen men who were
assessed at $100,000 or more, and the high -
est assessment was only $200,000. In the
list the names of John Jacob Astor, Jacob
Lorillard and Jonathan Ogdon are prom -
One of the great attractions of the Paris
exposition will be the acquarium, to be
situated on the bank of the Seine. A dark
incline will lead visitors to it when, sud-
denly, they will feel as if transported to
the very bottom of the sea, in the midst of
marine landscapes and their inhabitants.
Illumination will be obtained by means of
electricity and powerful glass reflectors,
and divers and sponge fishermen will be
seen at their work.
The schooner, "Polly" now lying in the
port of Bangor, Maine, sound and sea-
worthy in every way, is said to be the old-
est American vessel in existence which is
still sailing. She was built at Amesbury,
Massachesetts, in 1805, and has had an
adventurous career. During the war of
1812 she was a privateer and captured
eleven prizes from the British. She was
also captured once herself, but was retak -
en. She is a vessel of 45 tons and is now
engaged in the coasting trade.
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McAdams, Walter B. Texas Mining and Trade Journal, Volume 4, Number 9, Saturday, September 16, 1899, newspaper, September 16, 1899; Thurber, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth200524/m1/1/: accessed November 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Tarleton State University.