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Vol. IV.—No. 15
Thurber, Texas: Saturday, October 28, 1899.
Whole No. 171.
GENERAL FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC NEWS NOTES
George B. Loving of Fort Worth, who is in New York City,
says the formation of his big cattle company is progressing sat-
A dispatch from Waukegan, 111., says that as a result of the
scarcity of cars and consequent short supply of coal, the Ameri-
can Steel & Wire Co.'s factory had to close down the past week.
The mines at Spring Valley, 111., are idle owing to a strike.
This is due to some misunderstanding between the general man-
ager of the Spring Valley Coal Co. and the officials of the Min-
A cablegram has been recieved at the State Department,
Washington, from United States Consul Cudger, Panama, stating
that an insurrection has broken out there, and that martial law
has been declared.
Sir Thomas Lipton says it was not the cup he was racing for
so much as it was a desire to promote good feeling between the
two great countries of the world. Anybody can see that he was
not racing for the cup.
The crew of the Shamrock began work Monday stripping the
yacht of her racing rigging at her berth in the Erie basin. Cap-
tain Hogarth said that he would have her ready to start for
home by the end of this week.
Various devices have been used in Europe for the ventilation
of tunnels. In some cases oil burning 01* electric locomotives
have been substituted for the trip through the tunnel, and in
other cases artificial ventilation has been used.
The highest price ever offered for coal land in the coke re-
gions around Connellsville, Pa., was a tender of $1200 per acre
for 50 acres at Mount Pleasant. Since October 1, $1000 per acre
has been offered for other tracts in that vicinity. '
Options on 21,000 acres of coal land near Greensburg, Pa.,
underlaid with the coal known as the Freeport vein, are report-
as having been closed. This coal is said to be of good coking
quality, and development operations will commence this fall.
"Oom Paul" Kruger, the shrewd Presidant of the South Af-
rican Republic, was born in the Transvaal 74 years ago, and has
been President since 1882. Though President of one of the
world's smallest Republics, he has won great fame as one of the
shrewdest diplomats living today. That he is also possessed of
rare courage is shown by his defiance of Great Britain. There
are only about 20,000 men of military age, but every man and
boy is a crack shot, as the British learned to their cost at Kru-
ger sdorp, Laingsnek and Majuba Hill.
Sixteen windows in the dome of the new Capitol of Colorado
at Denver are to have portraits of leading citizens of the State,
and the women have suddenly sprung a demand upon the man-
agers that their sex shall be represented in at least five of them.
Buffalo Bill is building a house for his daughter, Miss
Cody, on the shores of Irma lake, which was named for her, in
the Big Horn basin. Miss Cody was herself the architect of the
house, which is to be built of logs, two stories high. The style
Forty-two wives scattered throughout the world, four of
whom are in Chicago, was the confession made Tuesday by Wal-
ter L. Farnsworth, a Chicago candy commission/man, who was
arrested at Chicago on a charge of bigamy. He admitted also
that he was a man of many aliases.
Among the numerous things considered sacred in India is the
banyan tree, one of the fig genus, remarkable for its vast root-
ing branches. The horizontal branches send down roots which
take root when they reach the ground and enlarge into trunks,
which in their turn send out branches.
The smallest city in the world is Fenton, a beautiful little
hamlet of less than 100 people, situated on the Merimac river,
fifteen miles to the south and west of St. Louis, Mo. It is the
only incorporated city of its size in the world, and has been in-
corporated for more than twenty-five years.
Mr. William L. Buchanan has resigned his position as
United States Minister to Argentine, to take effect at the expir-
ation of his leave of absence, to accept the position of director-
general of the Pan-American Exposition. His resignation was
accepted Monday, and William P. Lord of Oregon was commis-
missioned his successor.
A message has been received in London from Cecil Rhodes,
dated Kimberley, October 21, stating that the inhabitants of
Kimberley desired to call the attention of the Secretary of War
to the need of sending as speedily as possible reinforcements
for protection of the town, which is being surrounded by in-
creasing numbers from the Transvaal and Free State Boers.
A bog of 40,000 acres of peat, twenty feet thick, has been dis-
covered in Canada, which, when compressed, makes a hotter
fire than coal. The peat is cut and dried and pulverized and put
into a hopper, and then forced through a two-inch tube and
formed into three-inch cubes, and is then as heavy as anthracite.
It is free from sulphur, makes no soot, smoke, dust or clinkers,
needs but little draft, and burns well in locomotives.
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