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Vol. IV.—No. 32.
Thurber, Texas: Saturday, February 24, 1900.
Whole No. 188
FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC NEWS NOTES AND COMMENT
Some names effectually bar their owners from Presidential
tickets, regardless of brains and merit.
Manila is being rapidly Americanized. It has more than 400
saloons; almost as many as Washington has.
They are singing "Willie, we have missed you," to Honora-
ble William Jennings Bryan as he tours the South.
Now that the Senate has a Bard, the Congressional Record
may contain something poetical without quotation marks.
, If the Kentucky Legislators can devise an anti-gun law, and
make it stick, they will atone for many of Kentucky's sins.
Copies of this paper may be found on file at the office of our
Washington correspondent, E. G. Siggers, 918 F. Street, N. W.,
Washington, D. C. --■ ¡
Porto Ricans are liable to differ as to the relief they will get
by the bill imposing a 25 per cent, duty on their products sent to
the United States. ;
The New York "yellows" are showing disappointment be-
cause Molineaux has thrown no fits since his conviction of mur-
der in the first degree. 1
The evidence seems conclusive that entirely too much Amer-
ican whisky is being used in educating the natives of the Philip-
pines up to our standard.
Chicago has pulled off another anti-trust convention, but if
any of the trust companies contemplate going out of business,
they have not announced it,
, If the testimony in the Clark bribery case can be even half
believed, running for office in Montana is about the most expen-
sive luxury a citizen can indulge in.
The editor of the publication who has offered a prize to the
person naming the meanest city in the county will get himself
called a trouble-maker before he gets through with his offer.
Governor Roosevelt is out "agin" the ratification of the
Nicaragua canal treaty, unless it be so amended as to allow the
United States to close the canal to its enemies in time of war.
The world isn't just finding out that military campaigns are
much easier conducted on paper than in the field in front of an
alert enemy, just as it is easier to criticise what others do than
There is a flippant inclination on the part of some editors to
poke fun at Captain Leary, United States Navy, now serving as
Governor of the Island of Guam, because he has asked that
books and banjos be sent to that island. Isn't it a commendable
trait to desire to educate and amuse those under you?
We learn that General Otis has a bad attack of homesickness
and is coming home. Now let the Administration send a few of
the same germs to the Honorable Webster Davis in South Afri-
ca, and get him off the scene.
The selection of Commander Wainwright to be superintend-
ent of the Naval Academy at Annapolis means the infusion of
young blood in the management of that institution, as no officer
who is his senior in rank can stay there.
We notice that Senor O'Farrell is one of the Commissioners
appointed to draw up a new charter for Havana. He doubtless
is an old and prominent citizens of Havana, but his name cer-
tainly didn't originate either Spain or in Cuba.
The Kansas Supreme Court holds that a State Legislature has
no power to compel railroads to give passes to cattle shippers,
or any other class; but that won't prevent the railroads giving
passes to such Legislators as will receive them.
It would be a dangerous precedent to execute a man con-
victed of murder solely upon the testimony of handwriting ex-
perts, as it is the usual thing—has been admitted by themselves
—for these experts to testify for the side that employs them. ¡
Senator Nelson's report in favor of the bill creating the
Department of Commerce is an interesting and compact history
of the growth of the Executive Departments of the Govern^
ment, since the creation of the first one by the Act of July W
1789. The bill will most likely become a law.
It seems that Mr. Roberts was right when he said that men
charged with Polygamy had been appointed to Federal offices in
Utah. The House committee on post offices has ascertained that
Mr. Graham, postmaster at Provo, Utah, has been under indict-
ment for some time, but that the prosecuting attorney did not
consider a conviction likely, and had not tried to have him
brought to trial.
The Division of Forestry has decided to investigate early next
summer the extreme eastern distribution of the Rocky Mountain
trees. The information will be for the benefit of tree planters
on the Western plains, for the success of planting in these re-
gions must largely depend upon introducing the trees which are
naturally adapted to them. Heretofore a large proportion of
the trees planted upon the Plains have been Eastern species, the
effort of planters having been gradually to force the Eastern
species Westward. There is reason to believe that a number of
Rocky Mountain trees, accustomed to an arid environment, will
be apt to succeed better in the more Western Plains region than
the Eastern species. This is particularly true of trees which
grow naturally on lower elevations ann which follow the streams
for some distance into the Plains.
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McAdams, Walter B. Texas Mining and Trade Journal, Volume 4, Number 32, Saturday, February 24, 1900, newspaper, February 24, 1900; Thurber, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth200543/m1/1/: accessed October 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Tarleton State University.