Texas Mining and Trade Journal, Volume 4, Number 30, Saturday, February 10, 1900 Page: 4
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TEXAS MININO AND TRADE JOURNAL.
o tfas Mining anb (Tvaíic Journal.
Owned and Published bv T. P. M. & M. Co.
WALTER B. McADAMS, Editor and Manager.
. $i .00
Single Copies _ £ts
advertising rates made known on application to the office.
PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY MORNING.
Entered at the Post Office at Thurber. Texas, as Second-Class Mail Matter.
Thurber, Texas: Saturday, February 10, 1900.
If Great Britain were free to act it is more than possible that
the coup d' etat in China would lead to trouble. The new Em-
I peror is supposed to be strongly pro-Russian and anti-British
But Great Britain has tied herself up with a costly and unneces-
sa ry war, and cannot afford to look for trouble elsewere iust at
An Indiana man offered $1,000 to anyone who would save
his wife who was drowning before his eyes, but refused to pay
up after she had been rescued. However, a jury was more gal-
lant and awarded the rescurer the full amount. It's dollars to
doughnuts that he will take it out of his wife.
A Baltimore scientist has discovered that rattlesnakes are
not poisonous and that whisky does not cure their bite, anyhow.
The Grand Amalgamated Association of Fishermen should at
once take him to task for throwing doubt on the efficacy of one
of their "true and tried" pecautions.
Fort Worth's "natural born Mayor," Honorable B. B. Pad-
dock, was defeated for renomination last Saturday by Thomas
J. Powell. Captain Paddock has been Fort Worth's Chief Ex-
ecutive for eight years, and the recent race was made on the is-
sue of whether or not the city's credit should be upheld or re-
pudiate its debt, interest on outstanding bonds. Mayor Paddock
fought as he has always fought—to upbuild and save the good
name of the city-—and was defeated. The city's finances are in
a bad way, and it is to be hoped that, for the good of Fort
Worth, Mr. Powell's course is the correct one.
Statistics of the wonderful progress of the United States in
manufacturing continue to come in. Last year the importations
of raw materials were increased by 33 per cent., and the exports
of finished articles by 25 per cent. The total exports of manu-
factured articles were $380,000,000.
Rldyard Kipling, in his "Absent Minded Beggar," says that
Oom Paul and the British must take Tommy Atkins as they find
him. We can't speak for the British, but Oom Paul has un-
doubtedly accepted the advice. He is taking Tommy wherever
and whenever he finds him.
No one who knows "Web" Davis believes for an instont that
he has gone to South Africa officially—would not believe it even
if Mr. Davis admitted it himself. "Web" loves to take the cen-
ter of the stage, in the full glare of the lamplight, and if it isn't
conceded to him he gets out and fights for it. A few years ago
when he thought he wasn't attracting enough of attention in a
Missouri campaign he went out and shot his hat full of holes and
then came back and charged his party enemies with trying to
assassinate him. Oh, no! He is not the man to send on a diplo-
Minister Conea of Nicaragua has informally protested
against the language of the canal bill instructing the President
to "acquire" territory for the Nicaraguan Canal. Unless the bills
are amended he will formally protest. If Nicaragua's good will
can be gained by a mere change of verbiage—which, it is under-
stood, is all Mr. Conea asks—it would be the height of foolish-
ness, not to say rudeness, not to make the change desired.
Among all the different ideas as to whether or not the Consti-
tution extends itself automatically to the new islands no one has
come forward with any real defense to the proposition that when
Congress begins to legislate for the islands, that fact extends the
Constitution over them. If this proposition can be successfully
contravened in the light of the Constitution, we should like to
have someone step forward and do it.
It is to be hoped that the effort of Senator Pritchard of North
Carolina to resuscitate the bloody shirt issue will fail. Anyone
who tries to stir up sectionalism in this country ought not to
merely fail, but to be driven from public life. We have been
working too long and hard for harmony to permit it to be ruth-
lessly disturbed to make votes for any particular Senator.
Washington has a hydrophobia scare, and all dogs are re-
quired to be muzzled. Recently at a swell luncheon in that city
the hostess discovered that the dog-catchers had seized her pet
dog at the door, and were carrying it off to be shot. Imagine
the result! When those fair guests got through with the dog
catchers the latter felt about as small as the make them.
Men not carried away by fear of not being re-elected nor by
prejudice, can't help wondering why the House of Representa-
tives should have preferred to exclude Mr. Roberts unconstitu-
tionally when it would have been just as easy to do it constitu-
Some carping critics object to the automobile because it will
probably fail to work in a deep snow. Cable and underground
electric cars, to say nothing of horses, have failed at such times,
and yet they are considered a pretty valuable factor in city life.
Complaint is made that the newspapers give far more space
to presenting the Boer side of the struggle than they do to the
British. The reason is plain. There are four pro-Boer letters
sent to the average paper, to one pro-English.
OisE of the funny occupations in Washington at present is to
remark to a supporter of Senator Clark or Senator Quay that
the two have joined forces, and see what he says. It is hard to
tell which side gets the maddest.
United States soldiers are forbidden to wear dents in their
hats. Now United States Generals ought to be forbidden to talk
through the same article of dress.
One advantage the Boers certainly have: they read nothing
except the Bible, and so will be spared the magazine aticles tell-
ing about the war.
General Warren's victory turns out to have been of the "I
regret to state" variety. He needn't worry, however. There
Think of it! Jay Gould's money lost on the Paris bourse by
a titled son-in-law! It's lucky the old man cannot know of it.
It would break his heart.
Is Philadelphia really trying to pay for the Republican
convention on the installment plan?
There is no denying the fact that expansion and protection
do not naturally go together, and that both will require a good
humoring to get them to "gee."
If St. Louis doesn't keep quiet, Chicago is likely to settle the
trouble by annexing her.
Has Oom Paul mistaken Webster Davis for Richard Harding
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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/m1/4/: accessed September 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Tarleton State University.