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FLASHES OF THOUGHT.
away wrath, grevious words stir up
A soft answer turneth
A man that can command men, must first command himself.
A man that wishes to have implicit, cheerful obedience from
his subordinates must treat them with respect.—[Diogenes.
A man that uses toul language is a weak man and a fool.
Orders should be clear, uniform and precise; to interpret
them is nearly always to corrupt them.—[Voltaire.
A man should never blush in confessing his errors, for he
proves by his avowal that he is wiser today than yes^erda\
To live is not merely to breathe, it is to act, to make use of
all our organs functions and faculties.—[Rousseau.
A litigant at law should have three bags, one of papers, one
of money and one of patience.—[A Proverb.
There is a wide difference between the knowledge of men
and the knowledge of a man. To know a man, it suffices to
study one's self.—[Duclad.
A man that uses intemperate language to others must expect
the same kind of language in return from men of his own
calibre; superior men will treat him with contempt, as he
1 he Wamsuta Mills of New Bedford have reduced wages of
all bosses 10 per cent.
from 13 to 20 per cent.
During the past week fifteen iron and steel works have
reduced wages 13 per cent; in eleven textile works 15 1-2 per
cent; in five employing thousands of hands wages were
reduced 20 per cent. The operators themselves voted for the
reduction so as to keep the mills from shutting down.
from 10 to 20 per cent.
A reduction of wages, varying from 10 to 20 per cent, has
been put in force in nearly every mill in the Dover, N. H.,
district. At a recent convention of the mule spinners of this
district it was determined to make efforts to have former prices
At Columbus, ()., John McBride, president of the United
Workers of America, said to a reporter of the Evening Dispatch
that the dire cause of the Pittsburg mining riots was starvation.
The miners held the operators responsible for that condition.
Being desperate, the miners destroyed property.
trouble in west virginia mines.
A Wheeling, W. Va., dispatch says: "The strike of the miners
of the Panhandle district, which includes all the mines of Ohio,
Brooke and Marshall counties, is now on in earnest. There
were some hopes of a settlement till last night, when all efforts
failed. The men met in conference and decided to offer the
operators a reduction of 3 cents, and this not being accepted
they proposed arbitration. The operators refused to consider
this proposition unless the men would accept a cut of 9 cents a
ton to begin with, which they claimed was necessary to put
them on the same footing as the Pennsylvania miners. This
was refused by the miners and the order was issued for the
miners to leave the mines at once. This applies to all miners,
including those at Elm Grove, who have been working under an
agreement between the miners' union and the operators. It is
the intention of the operators to put non-union men in the place
of the strikers, and this is almost sure to cause trouble.''
At the Mansfield coal district in Pennsylvania, to prevent
some miners working at 50 and 60 cents a ton, where the oper-
ators had been paying 79 cents, some Slars, Hungarians and
Italian miners began rioting and did considerable damage. At
the Beadling pits three brave men the Beadling brothers, stood
shoulder to shoulder with Winchesters in their hands and ordered
the mob of about 300 to stop, but the mob jeered at them, and
the boys began shooting to kill. The crack, crack crack of the
rifles rang out; every shot told; down one after the other went
the rioters, and still the crack of the rifles kept up. The mob
turned and fled and the pits were saved. Frank Staple, a
Frenchman, was killed, many were wounded, some of whom will
die. A large number were arrested and taken fo the Pittsburg
HE SOLD HIS COAL,.
The Baltimore Telegram says: "Some years ago President
Mayer of the Baltimore and Ohio became owner of extensive
coal mines at Clarksburg, W. Va., and wished to sell the prod-
duct to the Baltimore and Ohio company, with which he was not
then connected, for engine purposes. The superintendent of
motive power pronounced it an inferior article, and condemed it
for engine purposes. It was really a fine steaming coal, and it
was intimated that it had been rejected in the interest of cer-
tain other operators who were selling their product to the com-
"Mr. Mayer had confidence in his coal, and insisted that it be
given a fair trial. He determined to Demonstrate its utility, and
with that end in view donned the blouse and overhalls of a fire-
man, went on an engine in the capacity represented by his
"togs," and "fired" the engine all the way from Grafton to
Parkersburg. He shoveled industriously, kept a good fire going,
and when he arrived at Parkersburg. black and grimed, he had
fully shown the good quality of his coal. With that practical
demonstration back of him he had no trouble in selling his coal
to the railroad company, and it has. it is stated, been using it
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McAdams, Walter B. The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 3, February 3, 1894. Thurber, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth200450/. Accessed July 23, 2014.