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Vol. IV._No. 26.
Thurber, Texas: Saturday, January 13, 1900.
Whole No. 182.
FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC NEWS NOTES AND COMMENT
Americans are so fond of fighting that they can be found on
both sides of the South African war.
The Kaiser is either a head or a year behind the rest of the
world—he has officially ushered in the Twentieth century.
Without meaning anything personal, it may be remarked
that Congress resumed work with a sort of after-a-jag listless-
It used to be "Washington malaria" that was blamed when a
Congressmen was knocked out by red-eye—now it is "over-
It is to be sincerely hoped that the Kentucky Legislature will
not connect with that very undesirable piece of hardware known
as a dead-lock.
Washington is said to have been flooded with "green-goods"
circulars recently, but no Congressman has acknowledged hav-
ing received one.
Continental Europe is not more unfriendly than it has been
for years, but English reverses in South Africa have furnished
an excuse for showing it.
It is announced that the revenues of Great Britain are in-
creasing. A very large increase will be necessary to meet the
heavy expenses of the war.
If the New Yorkers had begun the new year by swearing off
instead of attending a prize fight it would have been more cred-
itable to them and their town.
The Boers also have yellow journals, one of which declares
that British soldiers attacked an ambulance and tore the red
cross from the hats and sleeves of the attendants.
The yellow newspapers which tried so hard to arrange a
wholesale killing in connection with the Kentucky election, are
now trying their hand on the Kentucky Legislature.
nerve^and audacity compel admiration, even when exhibited
by our enemies. The Filipino officer who went into Manila to
try to raise a riot among the natives had plenty of both.
Whether the Danish West Indies are a bargain at $4,000,-
000, the price they are alleged to have been offered to the United
States for, depends largely upon the point of view.
Those who have said the Boers were without a sense of hu-
mor will have to revise their opinions; they fired plugged shells,
containing compliments of the season and chunks of plum pud-
ding, into the British camp at Ladysmith, Christmas week.
Those politicians who are playing with, or upon, American
sympathy for either of the belligerants in the South African
war would better be very carefui; they are handling political
Doubtless it is true, as a Washington editor said, that pub-
lic life is reeking with impudent mediocrity, but can anyone
point out any branch of private life that is not in the same con-
"Americanizing" the Banama Canal Company is doubtless
regarded by unscrupulous Congressmen as an indication of fat
"pickings," when Congress again tackles the Ishmian canal
Senator "Billy" Mason has been endorsed at a German-
American meeting, in Kansas City, and at an Irish-American
meeting in New York. That is one on the constituents of "Sen-
If the Boers had all the volunteers recruited for them in
the United States by the yellow journals they could sweep the
English out of South Africa without the slightest trouble. But
paper volunteers can't fight.
Assistant Secretary Meiklejohn would seem to have an-
other statement coming to him, on the condition of the hemp
trade in the Philippines, as the two already made by him mud-
dle rather than clear the situation.
Congress is generally allowed to talk on any old thing with-
out a protest from the people, but all the same its members
should beware the Twentieth-century dispute; the people are
getting all they can stand of that now.
There seems to be quite as much opposition in France to the
reciprocity treaty with France as there is in this country, and
for the same reason—fear that it will result in lessening the de-
mand and prices for some home products.
An attempt will be made to get early action in the House on
the Senate bill providing for a non-partizan commission to re-
vise and codify the pension laws, and to report to Congress
whether any change in those laws would be advisable, and if so,
why? The bill provides that at least one member of the com-
mission shall be a G. A. R. man
The reciprocity treaties negotiated under the Dingley tariff
law must be ratified by the Senate and approved by the House
before becoming effective. That fact is being taken advantage
of by the interests affected by the several treaties to try to de-
feat the treaties, and members of the House, being more suscep-
tible to influence than Senators, are being put under pressure.
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