The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 2, January 27, 1894 Page: 3
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THE TEXAS MINER
THE TEXAS MINER,
Thurber, Texas, Saturday, Jan. 27, 1894.
Ihk Miner office has a new front gallerv.
Our Catholic church is a creditable e litice.
Mace Oiler had a leg crushed in shaft No. (i last week.
hngine No. lo.J was in the shop a lew hours Friday of last week.
Excuse us, please, hut the huomtí hers--1 hey do come rolling in
Rev. .1. Morgan Wells of Fort Worth dedicated our Union church.
Squire VV ilMains purchased a good span of wagon hoi>es Friday.
Brakeinan Brown of the yaicUhere left for Fo t Worth to go out
on the main line
Engine No. 17t> was brought in from the main line last week to
Mrs. W ard says her cows are increasing the milk supply'largely h\
feeding allalfa ha\. " '
t. S. Cronk is having built extensive sheep pens on one of his
ranches west of town
Our accident hospital is Hearing completion, and it is said wdl b¿
in charge of ttie Sisters of Meicy
Mrs. i'endle Ion, mother-in-law of Tom Hall, was reported «piite
sick this week at ner liome in Strawn
There was received here last week a car of ho^s from the Brazos to
be slaughtered tor the market at tins place.
Among the first subscribers was Mr. vV. il Gildersleeve of Gilder-
sleeve, Conn., who went on the tint for two years.
1 lie meet n.aiket cold storage building has been overhauled and
put in excellent condition for the coming season .
The new aud commodious de.iot at the 14 f" has been completed
and noys up Ulereare now comtortabh quartered.
Mr. Brackeene, Parson llavens and other enterprising farmer
east and south, are Here trading quite frequently.
The K . of P.'s have a strong membership here, and the lodge
meetings are neld on Friday nights over the drug store.
The engineers say they can run inore miles per ton with Thur'-er
coal than any coal in Texas or the Indian Terr i tor .
Jesse Tliomas, the famou-i cook an i caterer of the "Bungalow"
vour Manor House., is au artist in his hue ot business.
Mr. John Hill killed and brought in a fine specimen of deer last
week The animal was shot about lour miles from tov\u.
The African League, an organization of our best colored citizens,
meets every Thursuax night in the second ston of the town nail.
The boys at the mining office have received the set of Encyclopedia
Brntallica fioni the DallasN<jw«, and are very proud of their books.
The R Ü Hunter Ranch company got in two cars alfalfa from the
Pecos valley last week, and they were sent to Strawn to go out to the
'Squire Williams says alfalfa hay for his stock. One hundred
pounds will go further than three hundred pounds of piairie hav
and the stock like it better.
One tiling esptcially noticeable here is the fact that all of the good
miners who recently arrived here are writing and wiring "back
home" for their friends to come.
The mining office, drug store and tow n hall have received new-
coats of paint, adding materially to their appearance. Other build-
ings are to be treated similarly.
We hada monthly pay day last week, about $5),0U0 cold cash be-
ing distributed. lhe Pexas and Pacific (Joal company has never
missed a pay day yet—it always gets tl ere.
'•Music hath charms to sooth the savage breast"—o.ir baker is a
iiood singer, aud while at his work the joyful souads peal forth as
easily, if not as sweetly, as from the celebrated Adelina Patti.
Mr. Ward bought at the sale of trotting stock and brought into
camo tile handsomest bay filly we have ever seen. This town may
become noted for fast horses as well as a spanking good coal camp
The wind, rain and hail of last Friday night did considerable shak-
ing up hereabouts, but no serious results have been reported from
the immediate neighborhood. Tne rain was a luxury much needed.
Mrs. Ward's an'elope, Sancho, was sent her from New Mexico.
I t was camrht on the Pecos plains when only four weeks old, and
"brought up" on a bottle. He isa particular favorite with "Jess."
The Texas and Pacific Coal company has completed a fine water
tank at a point a short distance west of the company slaughterhouse.
It is said to be the best and most substantial one of the kind in the
A dormitory will soon be under wav here that will be a great ac-
commodation to the young men of this camp, where they can have
nice rooms of their own, and w here traveling men can stop when
they come to Thurber.
The finest yard in the state is what Mrs. Ward will have next sum-
mer. Roses, lilies and violets are in bloom in the hothouse straw-
berries are ripe in the hotbeds. That's what Texas climate and
hard, intelligent work will do.
I HAVE for Sale 400 Half and Three-Quar-
" ter Bred Percheron Mares, mostly in foal
by Imported Stallions. These Mares are
from the Celebrated Arbuckles
"P. 0." WYOMING
AGES FROM THREE TO SIX YEARS OLD.
The finest Percheron Stock ever brought
to Texas. Will be sold on time to ap-
proved buyers. A Large Number of them
Broke to Harness. .".
R. H. VARI),
OR J. R. WILLIAMS.
A thick la\rer of soil has been placed on the grounds around the
mining office and needed attention has been aiven the young shade
trees, and grass seed have been placed in the soil. This will be
a most beautiful lawn this spring.
"'Fre's yo' Tex as Miner, only five cents!" On last Friday and
Saturday the boys were on hand as thick as flies around a m'olases
barrel, and soon after they were scattered all over the town They
can all make money sellingTifE Texas Miner.
The Watson boys from Hucklehv were in town last week selling
mules ami trading at the stores. They disposed of a team at the
company stable. They are Gypsies, but square, up and up traders
and the company is glad to see and trade for irood st< ck .
The Texas and Pacific Railroad company cannot have in their
employ along its entire line a more faithful, efficient, attentive «en-
tlemanly agent than is Theodore Kelly, at Coal Mines Junction' "lie
knows his business, and attends to it—first, last and all the time.
By nature, instinct and education the Scotch as a nation are intel-
ligent., honest, faithful and progressive. We have right in our town
a good sample in our genial friend Wm. MacDonald and his worthy
wife. "Our colonel," when ahoy, came from the "land o' cakes."
This camp is no slouch when it comes to a question of babies
Among the recent arrivals may be noted: Mr. and Mrs. T Tl
Hill, a girl; Mr. and Mrs Shepperd, a uirl ; Mr. and Mrs Jefl
Housley, a girl, and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Stant have the tinest pair
of five-months old twins in the county.
The Texas and I acific Coal company has been appointed agents in
this place for the Waters-Pierce Oil company. Two tanks of 00.i
galons capacity each will be placed here. The inhabitants of this
county can supply their wants at first hands. Kverv one knows that
the Waters-Pierce Oil company refine-^oil that is inferior to none in
Mr. Cronk tells usthat he will soon have a "tie place" for horse.*
and a man to attend to taking care of them, and to help his ladv
customers with the bundles, etc. Progress is the order of the day ii>
this town. Mr. Cronk also reports having five cars of alfalfa hay en
route from the Pecos valley, one car of sugar from New Orleans, ami
three cars of assorted merchandise from New York and Chicago!
We notice the Williams brothers, Henry Tullis, Henry Mitchell,
Hence Boggus, and many other farmers south of Strawn trading at
the Texas and Pacific Coal company's stores, also Mr. McSpadden
and others from Gordon and vicinity. These gentlemen say this
company sells troods of a better quality and cheaper than either
Strawn or Gordon. Good! Come over, bovs; we'll tote fair with
you, and when we don't—just shake 11s.
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McAdams, Walter B. The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 2, January 27, 1894, newspaper, January 27, 1894; Thurber, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth200449/m1/3/: accessed July 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Tarleton State University.