Texas Mining and Trade Journal, Volume 4, Number 30, Saturday, February 10, 1900 Page: 3
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TEXAS MINING AND TRADE JOURNAL.
NEWSY NOTES RENDERED READABLE.
0NE HUNDRED AND TWO sunstrokes were officially re-
ported in Buenos Ayres last Sunday. Of these ninety-
three were fatal. The temperature was 120 in the shade.
ONLY $150,000 has been subscribed for the $500,000 Dewey
arch fund in New York. The subscribers appear to have
let up in their enthusiasm until they could ascertain if the title
were to be transfered to Mrs. Dewey.
HT HE City Council of San Antonio has accepted the gift of
1 Andrew Carnegie of $50,000 for a free public library and
the sum of $5,000 annually for the maintenance of the institu-
tion. This library was secured for the city by the ladies com-
posing the San Antonio Library Association, and the decision
was unanimously made by the City Council to accept and take
care of the gift.
0N hearing the news of Goebel's death Dr. C. O. Lewis, a
prominent physician of the town of Fayettesville, Missouri,
started a Howard County Goebel monument fund, asking sub-
sciiptions at $1 each. It is expected that several hundred dol-
lars will be subscribed in a few days. Other States, counties and
communities are doing likewise, and an enormous fund for the
purpose will no doubt be raised.
SENATOR CHILTON has succeeded in passing through the
Senate a bill providing for an extention of time for holding
the Federal Court in Fort Worth. This has already been passed
in the House, through the efforts of Colonel Lanham, and thus
will become a law in time to lengthen the term of the ensuing
March courts. Colonel Lanham has introduced a bill providing
for an order of a survey of the Trinity River from Dallas to Fort
/T PAH LOBER1S' trouble have not ended with his exclusion
vJ from Congress. Just as he arrived in Salt Lake City from
the East he was arrested on a charge of unlawful cohabitation.
This is a rather serious offence under the law, but Roberts would
have been safe from any such accusation if he had either re-
fused that Congressional nomination in 1898, or had been beaten
at the polls. His political prominence has been his undoing.
Yet partisanship has had nothing to do with his troubles.
T^HE remains of General Lawton reached Inianapolis Mon-
1 day night, and Tuesday morning the coffin was transferred
to the rotunda of the Capitol. A procession of civil officials and
several military companies escorted t*he remains. The cortege
was reviewed by thousands. The Statehouse and business houses
were draped. After the remains were placed in the rotunda,
thousands passed by the coffin. The casket was not open, and
much dissatisfaction was expressed because the face*was not
ANDREW CARNEGIE has informed Democratic Senators
that if anti-imperialism is treated as a leading issue he
will make a larger contribution to the Democratic campaign
fund than he ever did to the Republican National Committee.
The Democratic managers expect to get from him not less than
$1,000,000. According to the Senator, Mr. Carnegie made to him
the statement that he had offered to repay the $20,000,000 which
the United States paid Spain if this Government would abandon
jyi AIL advices from Hong Kong to Tocoma, Washington,
I I contain news of a big revolt in British North Borneo.
Natives along the whole west coast have risen in arms against
the chartered British company operating there. They are led
by the notorious outlaw, Mat Selleh, who led the rebellion there
against the British two years ago. The rebellion was then ended
by the managing director of the company going to Labuan and
paying Selleh a large sum to disperse his followers. His money
having been spent Selleh has organized the present rebellion,
but on a greater scale than ever.
A RECENT arrival in London from South Africa tells the fol-
lowing story with regard to President Kruger and the
English soldiers at Pretoria: The officers remarked that they
were accustomed to marmalade for breakfast. This was brought
to the notice of President Kruger, who did not know very much
about marmalade, and he gave instructions to buy up all there
was for the officers, and let them have it, "so that the world will
see that we are a civilized nation." The result was that there
was a dearth of marmalade in the Transvaal Capital.
WILLIAM and John Newton, batchelor brothers, the former
a millionaire, were burned to death in the home of Wil-
liam, one mile west of Portland, Indiana. One body—supposed
to be that of John—was found in the cellar. Only a few bones
of the other body were found. In the rear of, the ruins were a
number of chairs and a bundle of papers, which had evidently
been carried out. No evidence of foul play has been discovered.
William Newton was 75 years old, and one of the wealthiest men
in the State. The value of his estate was estimated at $1,500,000.
Both men were eccentric, and lived in the most frugal manner.
"T HE Dawes Commission asked Congress for $621,000 for the
work of allotting the lands of the Indian Territory to the
in severality, and it was stated that if this amount was allowed
the work probably could be finished in two years. The commit-
tee on Indian affairs, however, after a full consideration of the
matter, decided it would be wiser to appropriate $300,000 for the
work during the coming year, upon a basis of a completion of
the work in five years. The desire to have the work finished
speedily was general, but the importance of having it done right
was the consideration which moved the committee to fix up a
five-year basis of rushing things so'as to wind up the allotments
in two years.
QUITE a sensation was created in Sapulpa, Indian Teritory,
last Sunday by a committee of citizens waiting on one
Wicks and demanding that he return some property he had ob-
tained from a widow named Bates for a batch of mining stock.
It seems that Wicks has been working his confidence game in
Sapulpa for some weeks, and had succeeded in securing consid-
erable valuable property by representing to the victims that he
was representing large mining interests located in Pennsylvania.
\\ hen it became known that he had succeeded in obtaining all
the property belonging to Mrs. Bates in exchange for his value-
less mining stock, a party of business men of Sapulpa formed
themselves into a sort of vigilance committee and demanded the
return of the property to the rightful owner, which he did, and
thereby avoided possible violence.
rHE offer to give advice and furnish working plans to per-
sons desirous to plant forest trees, made last August by
the Division of Forestry, has received immediate response from
farmers in every part of the country. Although but few months
have elapsed since the offer became generally known, one hun-
dred an eighteen applications have been received, and plans
for thirty-eight of these will be completed before the time for
spring planting to begin. A still larger number have asked for
written advice, which does not require field inspection by the
forest officials. The treeless States have been quickest to avail
themselves of assistance, the number of applications being as
follows: Kansas, 38; Oklahoma, 19; Nebraska, 12; North Dako-
ta 9; Iowa, 6; Indiana, 5; Texas, 5; Minnesota, 4; Colorado, 3;
Washington, 3; South Dakota, 2; California, 2; Illinois, 2; New
York, 2; Ohio, 2; Missouri, 1; Delaware 1. The majority of the
plans are for tracts of five to ten acres, intended by the prairie
farmers to afford wind breaks and fuel supplies. A few plant-
ings of 1,000 and 2,000 acres are being made as experiments in
raising forest crops for market in regions where such material is
scarce. After considering these applications in order, the Di-
vission of Forestry has sent experts to consider the conditions
of as many as possible of localities which offered the best op-
portunities for object lessons to the public. Plans will be sent
without delay to each owner, instructing him in detail how to
plant, and recommending the species best adapted to his tract.
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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/m1/3/: accessed October 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Tarleton State University.