THURBER, TEXAS, SATURDAY, FEB. 24, 1894.
FLAcSHES OF TMOUGMT,
Politeness costs little and yields much.—[Mme de Lambert.
Common sense is the equilibrium of all the faculties.—[Frank-
Love is like the moon, when it does not increase it decreases.
We easily hate those whom we have given reason to hate us.
Sow good services; sweet remembrances will grow from them.
—[Mme. de Stael.
There is no sweeter repose than that which is bought with
The best education in the world is that got by struggling for a
Life appears to be too short to be spent in nursing animosity
or registering wrong—[Toronto Star.
The heart is always hungry. No man lives happily alone.
The wisest and the best is wiser and better for the friends he
The hero never asks "What will people think of me if I do
these things?" but '-what will I think of myself if I don't do
Success resembles a generous wine, which begins by exciting
the intellectual faculties, and often ends by plunging us into
FLASHES OF FHUN.
There is a man in our town
Who wears a cap without a frown.
We hope to see him very goon
Leader of the band of a.
The cap it looks so very pretty,
Hence inspired this little ditty.
It's band of gold and button bright
Makes him resemble Wade White.
Should he wear this cap again—
Hope he'll not be angry, like some men,
But accept this rhyme as a little joke,
And forgive his comrades who give him the poke.
'•Do you love me?" said the paper bag to the sugar." "I
am wrapped up in you," replied the sugar. '-You sweet thing,"
sighed the bag.
' You may twim me moutache, awe," said Charley to the bar-
ber. "Yes, sir;" replied the barber, you're next. Beg pardon
—but didn't you forget to bring it?"
THE ART OF "BOILING" NEWS.
The Fort Worth Gazette has some person on its staff who
masters the art of "boiling down" news. In this busy age peo-
ple don't want to wade through a mass of words to get an item
of news, or to catch an original idea. There are thousands of
men who scarcely read anything except the news headings in
their daily papers, unless something in them call attention par-
ticularly to an article that interests him. In this latter part of
the Nineteenth century time is a precious article.
AN OLD-TIMER REMARKS.
Thurber, Tex., Feb. 23, 1894.
To The Miner:
As an old resident it gives me much pleasure to note the re-
markable change that has taken place in our town during the
past four years. From an almost uninhabited village it has
rapidly grown into, what is to-day, one of the busiest, brightest
and most progressive towns in the state of Texas. Its popula-
tion, which at the beginning of the time I write of, could scarce-
ly have been called a community, now numbers in the neighbor-
hood of 3500 people. The cause of this wonderful growth and
transformation is readily understood by all, who, like the writer,
has lived here during the time mentioned and witnessed the de-
velopment of the resources of Thurber by the Texas & Pacific
Coal company, the members of which are a brainy and a liberal-
minded set of gentlemen. When one looks around and notes
the hundreds of substantially built and comfortable cottages, the
church buildings and school houses, the large business houses—
in which everything is so well and ably conducted on the princi-
ple of "live, and let live"—and last but by no means the least
worthy feature, the pleasant, happy and prosperous appearance
of the residents themselves, we feel truly thankful that our lines
have been cast in so good a place. This is not the last contribution
I shall have in the Miner, with your permission, Mr. Editor. I
shall endeavor, at a later date, to deal more fluently and com-
prehensively with my subject, if only to show my appreciation
of the sterling qualities of the men who have brought about the
existing happy condition of things here in this town of Thurber.
An Old Miner.
OUR FORT WORTH LETTER.
Fort Worth, Texas, February 23, 1894.
Editor Texas Miner:
If you don't know, you ought to know, that I am writing from
a town that, like Topsy, "Never was born, but just grewed "
and it ' grewed" lively. It seems as though Fort Worth was right
in the way of every railroad that entered Texas, and so they just
had to go through this live town ; or else they thought this was
the only town in the state of Texas and so centered right here.
Well, it is a lively place, and what makes a lively city is live men,
and that Fort Worth has got lots of just such men goes without
saying. Mr. Bennett, who has built one of the largest brick
works in the state is a great acquisition to any town. From
land that was almost worthless, at Bennettsville, he has created
a town giving work to hundreds of people, and supplying Fort
Worth with good building material, cheaper than has ever before
Such men as H. C. Edrington, W. G. Newby, Winfield Scott.
Martin Casey Chas. J. Swasey, Sam McCord and Mr. Collins of
the Commerce company ; the men composing, the firm of Waples,
Platter Grocery company, whose large warehouse is now nearing
completion; A. A. Greene, the most energetic kind of an insur-
ance man ; Mr. Talent, who built the Arlington Height's Inn,
which, by the way, is as well a conducted hotel as there is in this
or any other state; McLean & Mudge are tip-top bonifaces, who
neglect nothing that will add to the comfort and pleasure of
their guests. It is a pity that such a hotel is not nearer the cen-
ter of the city, for if there is any one thing that Fort Worth lacks
it is a first-class hotel located somewhere within easy reach of
the thousands of people who visit this hustling metropolis an-
nually. Then there is Connery, the druggist; what's the matter
with him? "he's all right." Now what about Martin Casey for
mayor? He is just the man for the position, and would make
us a model mayor. We haven't got the time to spare to men-
tion all the live, hustling, wide-awake business men of this city,
known by the writer, but there are a thousand and one of them,
way, way up in energy, vim, push, intelligence, and in fact all
things that go to make men town-builders, such as are ever ready
to put their shoulder to the wheel to help speed the grand march
of progress. Well, we will tell you more about them in our next.
McAdams, Walter B. The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 6, February 24, 1894. Thurber, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth200453/. Accessed March 30, 2015.