The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 9, March 17, 1894

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VOL. 1.
Til UK HER, TEXAS, SATURDAY MARCH 17, 1894.
NO. 9.
PLAcSiiES OF TliOUGIiT,
OUR FORT WORTH LETTER.
"Why do we dream in our sleep if we have no soul, and if we
have one, how is it that dreams are so incoherent and so extrava-
gant V—[Voltaire.
"The true and the false speak the same language.— [M. I).
Valois.
"Thought is the lighting of the soul."—[Mine, de Barence-
ville.
"There are several ways to speak—to speak well, to speak
easily, to speak justly and to speak at the right moment [La
1 huyere.
"Life would be easy enough if we were not continually exerting
ourselves to forge new chains and invent absurd formalities which
make it a burden."
"Travel improves superior wine and spoils the poor; it is the
same with the brain—we never forget what we learn with pleas-
ure."—[A1 fred Mercería.
' Flowers that come from a loved hand are more prized than
diamonds."
"No one is satisfied with his fortune, nor dissatisfied with his
own wit."—[Mine. Deshauliere.
••When the heart is full the lips are silent."
' In those countries where the morals are the most dissolute the
language is the most severe, as if they would replace on the lips
what has deserted the heart."
• The tears of young widows lose their bitterness when wiped
by the hand Oi' love."
• The world is a book the language of which is unintelligible to
many people."—[E. R. Y.
• Every temptation is great or small according as the man is."
—[Jeremy Taylor.
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HINTS FOR SALESMEN.
[Contributed by a Friend.]
Frankness invites frankness.
Cultivate a memory for faces and names.
Selling ability depends very largely on common sense.
The seller should only talk enough to keep the buyer talking.
It stands to reason that a salesman will succeed best with a
line of goods for which he has a natural liking.
A conceited, pretentious and affected manner disgusts and re-
pels, while a person whose bearing is simple and natural attracts
and makes friends.
Activity is not necessarily energy or industry. You must be
thoroughly informed as to the quality of the goods you are sell-
ing. There is an old maxim, ' When you buy keep one eye on
the goods, the other on the seller; when you sell keep both eyes
on the buyer."
Do not be loose, careless, disorderly. The successful man has
a time and place for everything; he is master of his business and
does not allow it to master him.
Faithfulness and trustworthiness are more valuable than intel-
ligence, for they are very much harder to find and can't be
bought. You can't frighten common sense into anybody or bull-
doze trustworthiness out of him.
Coal has been discovered near Kaber, Westmorland, England.
The seam is of good quality, and the find, in view of the great
price of coal,'is looked upon as of muc h importance in the dis-
trict.
Fort Worth, Texas, March 16, 1894.
To The Miner:
We have had a deplorable affair in this town. R. M. Page
shot three times and instantly killed A. B. Smith. Page was the
late president and Mr. Smith was the late cashier of the Mer-
chants National Bank. Just such affairs as this is what has given
'Texas a bad name and prevents timid people from the North
coming to Texas to make homes in this state. The good citi-
zens ot F"ort Worth should frown down and, so far as possible
put a stop to the practice of men taking the law into their own
hands; that cannot be done unless the action of the law is quick
and sure, and this should be equal in all cases to the rich and
poor, the great and small alike. The good name of the com-
monwealth should not be dragged in the mire. Citizens of Fort
Worth, your city is rapidly becoming a trade center all over this
country. F'ort Worth is being talked about as being likely to
become the largest city in the state. You have a location unsur-
passed; you have transportation facilities the best in the state; you
can beco.ne the largest; manufacturing city in the state; you have
a good climate, cheap fuel, etc. Wage earners can get good
homes cheap and can live cheaply, and consequently labor can
afford to accept a lower rate of wages than where different condi-
tions exist. It behooves you to have an economical city govern-
ment, with correspondingly low taxation, to have law and order,
and with these conditions existing Fort Worth will grow like the
"Green Bay tree." Look around you now. See the Cameron
mills, making as good flour as is made in the country, with a ca-
pacity of 1,000 barrels per day, and behind with their orders.
Look at your packing company and stock yards, that will soon
rival Kansas City; look at your brewery, that is a credit to any
city; see the small manufacturing establishments springing up,
now in their infancy, but must of necessity grow to be important
concerns in the near future. Think of all these indications and,
you reader, help on the good work, have some patriotic pride in
your city's growth, and remember that the law should always be
paramount—and it can not be so unless sustained by the best
people. Ananias, Ir.
THAT LITTLE HAND.
That Tittle hand—that little hand !
How well its touch 1 understand,
in all the weary ways of men—
It touched me, with four kings, for ten !
-^[Atlanta Constitution.
"Take back the heart that thou gavest!"
He wildly did implore.
He held then four good clubs
And needed just one more.
—[Chicago Inter-Ocean.
I held four aces in my hand
Pat, and they made me grin ;
And yet worse hand I never held,
Por not a man came in.
—[Detroit Free Press.
You can be gathering every day a minute knowledge of the
whole earth and its products without journeying even beyond
vour own room.

McAdams, Walter B. The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 9, March 17, 1894. Thurber, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth200456/. Accessed July 31, 2014.