The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 2, January 27, 1894 Page: 7
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THE TEXAS MINER.
"Places," not 'Trie* ."
On second page, under head "Then and Now," fifteenth line
from bottom, read "high places'1 instead of " high prices," and
you will read it as it was written.—[Ed.
1 l)e lÁiTfer Job 0
All The Same.
C. R. Hall came in from Thurber Tuesday and said work was
so slack there that he would have to quit mining and go to farm-
ing. Did we use facts for wadding this time, Mr. Miner ?—
That depends, entirely. Perhaps Mr. Hall is a better farmer
than miner. As to the first proposition, with reference to
' slack work, ' the wadding is of the same flimsy material of a
week ago, but we are nothing if not generous—so, charge it up
to Mr. Hall. But, Mac, we smile at the readiness with which
you press the button.
The teachers of Thurber public school have sent out the
following names ot the pupils who made ioo per cent on written
review of January's work:
Spelling—Misses Lula Sheid. Rate Ready, Mattie Dodson,
Ida McRinnon, Nelly Armstrong, Daisy Varley. Maggie Terbet,
Clara Blair, Lizzie Jones and Lilian Blair. Masters Edward
Jordan John Jordan, Willie Gordon, Thomas Byrnes, Wallie
Baker. Jesse Mitchell, Jesse Jordan, Thomas Heatherington.
Geography—Miss Lula Sheid. Masters Thomas Jordan, John
Jordan and Lee Johnson.
Grammar—Misses Arrie Eades, Flora Ready and Bell Newton.
Masters Lee Johnson and John Jordan.
Physiology—Miss Arrie Eades. and Master Edward Jordan.
The Pennsylvania Grocer very truthfully says: "It is a good
plan for clerks, and proprietors as well, to learn the names of
regular customers as soon as possible. With ladies it pays to
show your interest in their welfare by calling them by name and
offering any little attention in your power, in the way of showing
goods, offering to get it if you haven't just what is wanted in
stock and in a hundred little ways indicating that the patronage
' It doesn't cost anything to be polite, and it pays a big
dividend. Some clerks are always busy, customers hunt them
out, or ask for them; others have plenty of idle time on their
hands; the difference is in the clerks; the affable, polite, always-
anxious-to-please clerk soon becomes known to the customers
and brings trade to the store; the independent, don't-care,
careless clerk drives trade away.
" The selection of clerks is one of the most important details
of business. A man cannot be too careful about it. Other
things being equal, the man who has a careful, well drilled,
cleanly set of clerks will leave his neighbor, who has a careless,
slovenly lot of salesmen, so far in the rear that he won't be
within hailing distance.
Is Fully Equipped to Execute
all Kinds of Job Printing, and
Your Orders are Solicited. Liv-
ing Prices Only Demanded.
The right kind of men that want Land on
Favorable Terms should apply at the office of
1. ar)d P. Coal Co.
Capt. H. A. Smith of Dublin called on us this week.
1. P. Thornton of Hannibal, was here this week buying
\\ arfield Ward is at Dr. Greene s, Saint Louis, for treatment
of his eyes.
Jeff W. Miller, Superintendent Pecos Valley railway, is coming
to visit "the Colonel."
Mrs. G. A. Cook of Strawn visited the family of Conductor
Whitsen the past week.
R. H. Ward has gone to Missouri to place Willie Ward in the
Marmaduke military school.
Col. R. D. Hunter returned from a visit to New York, Wash-
ington and other northern and eastern cities 'Tuesday last.
Arthur Rugles Spillman left for Fort Worth Thursday after-
noon. having resigned his position as cashier in the general
store of the 1 exas & Pacific Coal company. He is succeeded
by M. A. Williams.
Among the Angels of Commerce who visited Thurber this
week we noticed Messrs. Coombs, Ferguson and Seligman of
Fort Worth, and C. W. A. Gosling, Philadelphia and P. C.
Weatherford of Chicago.
Mr. S. Mims, secretary of the T. & P. Coal company, accom-
panied by that prince of genial gentlemen. Martin Casey of the
Texas Brewing company, came out from Fort Worth yesterday.
They were welcome visitors to The Texas Miner office.
The church concert will be a success.
So will the Knights of Pythias masque ball.
And the Mutual Aid and Benefit society.
'The new illustrated heading for The Miner is a dandy.
It isn't the best thing to do to carry a practical joke too far.
The 'Texas Miner is more and more appreciated with even-
'"'here are some splendid vocalists among the young people of
A certain weigh boss is just dying to act as drum major for the
The additions being made at the stables and yards are great
A few of our best young men have a powerful hankerin' to go
to Gordon on Sundays.
1 he I exas & Pacific Coal company will add a restaurant
building at the saloon.
A happier or more contented class of people cannot be found
than those residing at Thurber.
Capt. W. C. Ready is in the race for sheriff of Erath county.
He is a hard man to beat—look out for him when the bell taps.
Mr. 'Taylor remarked that he took all the "panes" he could
when he fell out the window a few nights since, taking the sash
A majority of the young people here favor organizing a lit-
erary society, to meet weekly, and that the minority will join
when they see how nicely it works.
Mr. Ward says "why not organize a home insurance com-
pany ? So say we, all of us. The brains are here, and it can
be done. Our own people can manage it without the large ex-
pense attending outside companies, and the money will be at
immediate command in case of sickness or death.
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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/m1/7/: accessed September 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Tarleton State University.