Texas Mining and Trade Journal, Volume 4, Number 31, Saturday, February 17, 1900 Page: 1
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VOL. IV.—NO. 31
Thurber, Texas: Saturday, February 17, 1900. Whole No. 187
FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC NEWS NOTES AND COMMENT
Sir Henry M. Stanley, the African explorer and member
Parliament, is reported seriously ill.
Miss Kentucky finds two Governors more trouble than Miss
Somebody Else does having two best fellows.
Other States have had two capitals, but Kentucky is the first
to have three—Frankfort, London and Louisville.
A woman much talked about may be less desirable to some
men, but the Boers do not apply that rule to Ladysmith.
The Republican Senators who have not been "mentioned"
for Vice President are not getting all the jollying due them.
v Senator Scott of West Virginia can now read his title clear,
the Senate Committee on Elections having reported in his favor.
If some politicians do not sneer less at the press they will be
open to the accusation of hankering after readerless constitu-
If the London, Kentucky, real estate men don't work up a
boom on the free advertising they do not recognize opportunity
when it comes along.
Interest in the effect of the assassination of Goebel seems to
have monopolized the energy which should have been utilized in
capturing the the assassin.
Congressmen are howling so loudly for all-night street cars
in Washington that the suspicion is aroused that some of them
personally need the service.
A buncomb report was sent out from Frankfort last Saturday
night that an attempt had been made on Governor (?) Taylor's
life at a late hour that night.
Every man has the right, in this country, to believe and say
what he pleases, but no man has the right to abuse another for
not seeing things as he does.
The Ohio Supreme Court has handed down a decision sus-
taining the anti-trust law of that State, which shows that the
trusts can be reached by law.
Extremes met when Mrs. Elen Foster and Senator "Billy"
Mason responded to toasts at a banquet given by the alumni of a
Washington woman's law school.
Mr. Andrew Carnegie isn't a bit afraid of the subsidy bug-*
a-boo; he says money spent to aid in building up our Merchant
Marine will be money well spent.
Thr evidence at Washington in the Clark case has given the
country the idea that Montana has a good many unblushing per-
jurers, who ought to wear stripes.
Congress has no monoply of the men who are always against
what their own Government does; there are some in the British
Parliament who talk quite as idiotically as our own.
Leaders of both parties in Kentucky seem to realize that the
country expects them to preserve the peace and keep their hot-
headed followers from using their guns too promiscuously.
China has wakened up to the extent of granting a concession
for a trolley electric railway, and Americans are to equip the
road, although it belongs to English and Japanese capitalists.
Some old things are hard to improve on. For instance, the
State of Mississippi once had a law requiring a man to give a
bond of .$200 to properly care for a wife before he could get
Senator Pettigrew's complaint that the American press is
too patriotic to print treasonable matter was one of the greatest
compliments ever paid to American editors, although not intend-
ed to be.
A large deposit of lead-bearing stone has been found four
miles north from Sherman. A local company has bought nine-
ty-five acres of land there and expect to begin development
The Porto Ricans are progressing; they had a riot the other
day as the result of a celebration of the triumph of the Federals
at the polls, and fourteen of "the best citizens" of the town of
Fajardo are in jail charged with murder.
What does Congressman Talbot of South Carolina mean by
saying "pink teas, poker parties and that sort of thing"? We
had supposed that pink teas and poker parties were very differ-
ent sort of things, but we make no pretense of being over famil-
iar with either.
Before General Alger gets too harsh is his criticism of those
who express sympathy for the Boers he should talk to members
of the President's Cabinet. Secretary Gage has expressed the
hope that the Boers would win, and other members of the Cabi-
net are suspected of feeling the same way.
The Jeffries-Corbett fight, it is announced, will take place
before the Seaside Athletic Club, Coney Island. W. A. Brady,
representing Jeffries, and George Considine, representing Cor-
bett, met last Saturday afternoon and took decisive action. The
National Athletic Club of San Francisco failed to deposit the
.$5000 forfeit with a New York stakeholder within the required
time. It is announced that Sam Austin will be referee. The
date for the fight has been set for May 15, or thereabouts, owing
to the possibility of bad training weather in April. The Seaside
Athletic Club's offer was 60 per cent, of the gate receipts.
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McAdams, Walter B. Texas Mining and Trade Journal, Volume 4, Number 31, Saturday, February 17, 1900, newspaper, February 17, 1900; Thurber, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth200542/m1/1/: accessed June 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Tarleton State University.