Texas Mining and Trade Journal, Volume 4, Number 28, Saturday, January 27, 1900 Page: 1
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VoL. JV.—No. 28.
THURBER, TEXAS: SATURDAY, JANUARY 27, 1900.
WHOLE No. 184.
FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC NEWS NOTES AND COMMENT
THE shooting of two editors at Denver must have reminded
old residents of the happy-go-lucky frontier days.
A MOUNDSVILLE, WEST ViB&iNiA, man bought a wife for $25
the other day. He is probobly already willing to sell at a dis-
THE squabble over who shall write the authorized biography
of the late Dwight L. Moody is an insult to the memory of a
THE public is begining to wonder whether Senator "Billy"
Mason's talk apparatus has only slipped a cog, or is permanently
out of repair.
HONORABLE JOHN BARRETT, the ex-Minister to Siam, openly
charges a speech made by Senator Hoar with having caused the
THE Senate has at last got the financial debate to moving,
but it is one-sided, as the oponents of the financial bill are doing
all the talking.
JUST by way of keeping in the swim the French and Chinese
have been fighting in Tonkin, and, after getting several drub-
bings, the French have come out on top.
REFERRING to the testimony taken by the Senate Committee
in the Clark bribery case, men did the talking to the Montana
Legislators instead of allowing money to do it.
HONORABLE GROVER CLEVELAND and Captain Roble D. Evans
are still hunting chums, but United States light house tenders are
no longer used to carry them to the hunting grounds.
THE managers of the Paris Exposition evidently do not real-
ize the extent of the amateur photography craze, or they would
not have adopted rules so antagonistic to the "Rends."
PHOTOGRAPHERS do not have to ask Governor Roosevelt to
smile and look pleasant; if ever he was photographed without
a smile the picture has been concealed from the public.
GENERAL JAMES H. WiLSON'8 expressed opinion of the Cu-
bans ought to put him in line for political preferment, should he
conclude to remain on the Island after it becomes self-govern-
HONORABLE JAMES S. SHERMAN of New York must be one of
those who believes the Senate superior to the House, since he
will resign his membership in the latter to become Secretary to
IF THE present programme is carried out, Puerto Rico will
not only soon have a civil Government but will enjoy the same
freedom of trade with the United States that one of our States
has with another.
IT is an off week when money for a new public library is not
donated by Andrew Carnegie.
CONGRESS will have to quicken its gait, if this session is to
end before late in the summer.
WHILE there may be no criminal wrong in a prominent Gov-
ernment official owning a majority of the stock of a National
bank that profits by being made a depository of Government
funds, it does not strike the average man as a very commenda-
THERE is naturally a difference of opinion as to the good
taste of the Americus Club of Pittsburg, in offering to contribute
$200,000 to the campaign fund of his party if the President will
make a political speech at the Grant Anniversary celebration of
the club next April.
As FEW of Oom Paul's followers are familiar enough with
history to know that in war it is the side with the most men and
the heaviest guns that usually wins, they are doubtless much
cheered by his assertion that Providence is on their side and
that they are bound to win.
ATTORNEY-GENERAL GRIGGS has rendered an opinion that
may arouse as much harsh criticism as the "canteen" opinion
did. It is that Admiral Sampson commanded the American
fleet in the battle of Santiago. It was rendered in connection
with a claim for prize money.
FOR THE first time in the history of the British army nippers
are being supplied to the troops to cut the barbed wire with
which the Boers, like the Spaniards, surround all their intrench-
ments. The War Office has also ordered a lot of motor tricycles
for dispatch riding at the front.
GEORGE DixoN, the former featherweight champion, who
was defeated a few nights ago by Terry McGovern, and Bob
Armstrong, who aspires to honors as the heavyweight fighter of
the world, strolled into the White House recently and re-
quested permission to see the President. They said they simply
desired to pay their respects, but the President was busy with
Cabinet officers and did not see them.
GENERAL J. H. WiLSON Millitary Governor of the Provinces
of Matanzas and Santa Clara, Cuba, is an admirer of the Cubans.
He said, in a public address in Washington: "I declare, without
reservation, that in the cities of Matanzas and Santa Clara,
ranging in population from twelve to forty thousand, there is
less violence and less lawlessness than there is in any city in the
United States of the same size. There is no more humane, no
more kindly people than the Cubans. Every unkind term that
has been leveled at them is unjust and untrue.
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