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Vol. IV.—\o. 14.
Thurber, Texas: Saturday, October 21, 1899. Whole No. 170.
GENERAL FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC NEWS NOTES
Of the 16,701,000 tons of coal produced
in West Virginia in 1898, probably 15,000,-
000 were consumed outside of its borders.
The Anglican Church congress in session
in London seems to have widened rather
than lessened the divisions in the National
Reports from a dozen counties in Cen-
tral Illinois, comprising the great corn belt
of the State, indicate that the crop of 1869
will not be more than 80 per cent, of an
A letter from Chemnitz, Germany,
says the wages of trained workmen there
average .$3.50 a week. The best wages of
a German shoemaker is less than $4 a
week, against #12 to $15 in this country.
A movement is oil foot to establish a
new office in the Cabinet of the United
States to be known as the Portfolio of
Commerce. The idea is by no means a
new one, it having been taken up by Con-
gress some months ago.
Rankin C. Good, a High School cadet,
is promoting a scheme to name one of the
first-class battleships the "American Boy,"
giving the schoolboys of the United States
the privilege of contributing to the cost of
The Nebraska campaign is warming up.
Both tne Fusionists and the Republicans
are exerting every energy. Rapublican
committeemen who have toured the State
are positive of large gains for that party
and of an increased stay-at-home vote of I
Syracuse, N. Y., has established a mu-
nicipal lodging house, at which an appli-
cant is furnished with a supper, bath, lodg-
ing and breakfast on condition that he
works at street cleaning half a day. A
meal is furnished for one hour's work.
The system has put an end to the tramp
Princeton University is to have a new
hall. It will cost $60,000, and will proba-
bly be completed by May 1. The building
will be known as Dodge hall, and will be
an addition to Murray hallv which is the
headquarters of the Philadelphian Society
and the Y. M. C. A. The building is the
gift of Mr. William E. Dodge of New York
According to the Bureau of Coal Statis-
tics the receipts of anthracite coal at Chi-
cago, by lake, for the month of September
show a decrease of nearly 60,000 tons,
which, however, is more than offset by the
increase of rail receipts, which amounts to
nearly 70,000 tons as compared with the
same month last year; the shipments have
The French Ambassador to Russia has
been named for the Grand Cross of the Le-
gion of Honor. This is taken as an indi-
cation of the close union between Francp
and Russia on pending political questions,
notably the South African dispute. Both
I France and Russia are still eagerly seeking
means to bring about a solution of the An-
A conspiracy to assassinate Provisional
President Vasquez and General Isidro Jim-
inez, the head of the recent rebellion and
candidate for the Presidency, has been ¡
discovered. Generals Peynado, Ladon-
driz, Nunez and Marty, who were impli-
cated in the plot, have been arrested. They
will be tried at once and will undoubtedly
be convicted, as the'evidence against them
is very strong.
The death uf James Whitewater, an I
Otoe Indian, which occurred in Oklahoma
on Friday of last week, removes one of the
best-known Otoe Indians. He was over
70 years of age, had served in the army
and received a pension. After the war he
shot two men and was sentenced to the
penitentiary for eighteen years. He was
pardoned by President Harrison.
The National debt of San Domingo is
now about $25,000,000 in gold. The popu-
lation is somewhat less than 500,000. It is
said to be impossible to get exact figures,
as Dominican finances are so mixed up
with the estate of the late President Heu-
reaux, and the Government books have
been kept so badly that the amount of the
floating debt can only be approximated.
; By operation of the age limit General
William R. Shatter was on Monday last
placed on the retired list of the United
States army. By a special agreement ar-
rived at some time since, however, Gener-
al Shatter is to remain in command of Cal-
ifornia, with his present volunteer rank of
Major-General until all the volunteers are
returned from Manila for muster out, and
until the last of the new infantry regiments
have started across the Pacific.
The Iowa, Kickapoo, Sac and Fox, Otoe,
Osage and other tribes of Indians are hold-
ing a great joint pow-wow on the Iowa
Indian dance ground in Oklahoma. There
are hundreds of Indians present and
more than 200 dogs have been killed for
the dancers to feast on. Great crowds of
whites are witnessing the performances.
Kiyick-Kuk, the great chief of the Kicka-
poos, from Brown county, Kan., is on hand
with all his feathers, and also White Horse,
chief of the Otoes.
Ed D. Steger of Bonham, who was one
of the most extensive horse and mule con-
tractors during the Spanish-American war,
has a contract with the British Government
for 1600 mules, which will be shipped to
South Africa to be used in the war service
against the Boers. Mr. Sterger has pur-
chased at various points in the State
enough to complete his contract. About
1300 head are being held at the Bonham
Fair grounds awaiting the arrival of re-
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McAdams, Walter B. Texas Mining and Trade Journal, Volume 4, Number 14, Saturday, October 21, 1899, newspaper, October 21, 1899; Thurber, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth200528/m1/1/: accessed September 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Tarleton State University.