Texas Mining and Trade Journal, Volume 4, Number 30, Saturday, February 10, 1900 Page: 1
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yOL. IV. No. 30. Thurber, Texas: Saturday, February 10, 1900. Whole No. 186
FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC NEWS NOTES AND COMMENT
Senator Tillman has been stirring up the Philippine ques-
tion with his little pitchfork.
It doesn't seem to make any difference who is the Emperor
of China, as the Dowager Empress is the real ruler.
The American people consume 4,000,000 bushels of peanuts a
year, and not all of them are sold at circuses, either.
The English are trying to console themselves for defeats in
South Africa by the capture of Osman Digna, in Egypt.
Some men never know when they have been kicked enough.
Roberts, the polygamist, is talking of going to the United States
Supreme Court in search of vindication. __
Inquisivive persons are asking why Field Marshall Lord
Roberts, the British Commander in South Africa, remains at
Cape Town, instead of going to the front.
A Charleston jockey club has endowed a library with a rich
donation of #100,000. It will doubtless contain much rich and
racy reading matter for Charleston sports.
Wu Ting Fong, the Chinese Minister to the United States, is
making some of our best after-dinner speakers jealous by the
frequency and goodness of his banquet talks.
A Virginia mountaineer, who was afraid of banks, was rob-
bed of $1,000 the other day, which he carried on his person; but
that will not prevent similar happenings in the future.
At present the Western wheat fields are said to have the ap-
pearance that they usually attain in April. This is going to be
another big year for the American farmer—and the American
There is said to be an understanding in the Senate that the
Quay case will not be taken up until after the finance bill has
been disposed of. February 15 is the day set for voting on the
The news from the Boer war indicates that the British need
a few officers of the Lawton-Roosevelt type. A masterly re-
treat may be all right as military tactics, but victories are not
won by retreating.
Miss Maude Gonne, "The Irish Joan of Arc,', has arrived in
New York to help along the anti-English talk. She is pretty,
and when pretty women talk there is always enthusiasm, even
if there is no action.
Canadian bank deposits last year increased $39,000,000, reach-
ing a total of $275,000,000. The bulk of the trade of the Domin-
ion is with this country, and naturally the Canadians share
While Congress wrangles over Porto Rico legislation only
charity is standing between starvation and about one-fourth of
the population of the island. In the name of humanity, Con-
gress should get a move on.
The spring stampede to the Cape Nome gold fields promises
to eclipse the greatest rush to the Klondike-; and many of these
gold-hunters are going to suffering and disappointment, instead
of the wealth they anticipate.
This would seem to be an opportune time for the British
J Government to assure this Government that it does not regard
the Clayton-Bulwer treaty as existing, and that it would not at-
tempt to object to the Nicaragua Canal by Uncle Sam.
Thomas A. Edison is said to be quite seriously ill at Akron,
Ohio. The great inventor had been attending the funeral of a
; sister at Milan, Ohio, and arrived in Akron Sunday, going imme-
diately to bed. Th'e physicians pronounce his ailment to be
Sam Jones declares that "the politics of this country has ab-
solutely converted us into a Nation of calves. Taxes are going
up all the time, and more taxes means more cow feed, and more
cow feed more milk for the calves; and that's the state of things
in America today."
The New Jersey Legal Aid Association, formed for the pur-
pose of furnishing legal aid to the deserving poor, has decided
divorce is a luxury to which only those who can pay for it are
entiled. Many persons have regarded divorce as a necessity,
especially when they wished to marry again.
According to a recent publication, alleged to be a confession
of a Spanish officer, the "Maine" was blown up under orders of
I the Spanish Government. This may or may not be true, but it
is certain that Spain paid dearly for the destruction of the
"Maine," which was the real cause of the war.
Some of the Kansas soldiers who recently returned from the
Philippines refused point blank to be heroized for certain cour-
ageous deeds attributed to them, on the grounds that no such
deeds were done. Some newspaper correspondent had simply
drawn on his imagination in writing up the story, which was
purely a fiction.
Turn about is fair play, and besides, there is no reason why a
Topeka editor should not advertise himself and his paper by
turning preacher during the week that a preacher will edit and
advertise a rival paper in the same town; and right here we wish
to record our hope that the editors of both sheets may realize
largely from the best scheme evolved for a long time for free
advertising. Editors useually give more than their share of that
1 sort of thing.
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McAdams, Walter B. Texas Mining and Trade Journal, Volume 4, Number 30, Saturday, February 10, 1900, newspaper, February 10, 1900; Thurber, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth200541/m1/1/: accessed December 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Tarleton State University.