The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 3, February 3, 1894 Page: 5
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THE TEXAS .MINER.
MR. WILSON'S MIRACLE.
"Coin©down, you fat rascal!" says Wilson, sezee,
"You tar iff-fed robber, you fraud on the free!
"You're swollen with riches, you're rolling in wealth.
"Come down, till I skin you—for the good of your health !
"It's a matter of conscience with me,"
Says Wilson, Bezee.
"You plunder-gorged parasite, fattened on spoil
"By robbery wrung from the children of toil.
"You have skimmed all the cream and left them the whey,
"While they've piped you have danced—but now you must pay,
"And the bill is a big one— just see !"
Says Wilson, sezee
" What!! Your wages keep half of the people you say.
" And the farms of the other half never would pay,
"if 'twere not for your factories, and—Gracious! what's that/
"Can it really be true that you're not very fat?
"That's different!" says Wilson, sezee
''In that case, it grieves me to take off your skin !
"Perhaps you've some choice as to where to begin ?
"Then I'll skin you in patches and spin the job out,
"Which will fill you with pleasure and gladness, no doubt,
"I'll do it quite gentleman-lee,"
Says Wilson, sezee.
"'Twill not be very-painful, if L do ray best!
"You just furnish the skin, and I'll do the rest,
"And after you're flayed, T will show you a trick—
"A free trader's miracle, wonderfully slick,
'Tí8 worth being skinned to see,"
Says Wilson, sezee.
"You remember how five thousand people were fed
"With two little fishes, and five loaves of bread?
"Well, that isn't in it with mv little tricks,
"For I'll take one from two, and the result will be six !
"That's my pet theo-ree!"
Says Wilson, sezee.
"What you've got, I take from you; you've no bread or meat,
"But the longer you starve, the more you can eat,
"An unheard-of demand thus created, 'tis plain,
"The supply that mu<t follow will fat you again !
"Till you're big as three!"
Savs Wilson, sezee.
"My plan's a sublime one—so simple! so grand !
"It works by the law of supply and demand ;
"'Tis as simple and easy as drawing your breath !
"You make yourself fatter by starving to death !
"Just try it, and see !"
Says Wilson, sezee.
FROM THE FEOPLE.
Under this head communications are solicited.
dynamite on "a private."
Thurber, Tex., Jan,31, H94.
To The Miner:
Nothing in the past three years has been a greater boon and
blessing to "our town'1 than our welcome new-born educator
1 he Texas Miner—unless it could have been the library, a
generous gift of a noble and philanthropic spirit to me unknown.
Here we have in our midst something to elevate ourselves, to
communicate our sentiments and ideas to each other and to the
general public in such ways calculated to elevate.
In your last issue I read with interest an article from "A Pri-
vate." Now I beg leave to state to the "Private" that No. 5
has not of her own accord flopped her wings a single flop or
crowed a single crow, but as soon as her roads and air courses
aré in condition she intends to do some flopping and crowing,
and to the point. Now, brother "Private," so far as your
"Blow George" is concerned—it can't blow the dust off the
earth, therefore it would be a continual nuisance. But, speak-
ing of No. 5—what would be the matter with her bins unloading
the other way, that is to the south; there is plenty of room for a
siding, arid the nut coal could be' kept continually running the
entire day; and very slowly, so'iha:f;one man could do the work
of four at cleaning. It is not a -question of blowing away the
dust that gives us steady work, but" óf good. Merchantable, clean
coal. ¡ Dynamite.
It is just what
"gipsy's'' appreciation, f
5 * Thi rmsr, Tex.. Jan . 31, 1894
To The Miner:
We are glad to know Thurber has a paper.
has long been needed.
Without a paper how could the world be informed concerning
the grand enterprise here? No doubt there are people not 1000
miles from here who do not know that Thurber has doublod in
size during the past fifteen months. There may be some who
do not know that a beautiful white church stands upon yonder
hill, with empty belfry, and that there are ladies here who will
never cease and are now striving to raise money with which to
purchase a bell, while the gentlemen are so free to contribute..
It may not be known to some that Thurber has a school of the
best boys and girls in Texas; that they love their school and
books; that on review one class in oral spelling had four hundred
and forty-eight words given, and a very small number in a class
of twenty-five missed a single word.
If a young gentleman falls out with his best girl, and makes
up, who knows it to congratulate them if there is no paper?
In short, a paper is what every town needs, and we are glad
Thurber has The Miner. v--nJ Gipsy.
diamond lodge, k. of p.
rp rp ,, Thuber, Tex.. .Jan. 31. 1894
10 I he Miner:
Diamond Lodge No. 159 K. of P., in Castle Hall on last Fri-
day evening, January 26, installed the following officers for the
term ending December, 1894, installation by D. C. Heathering-
ton, D. G. C.: W. J. Crawford, M. W.; J. Kendtner, C. C.; J.
L. Mullen, V. C.; Paul Varley, P.; Chas. F. Armstrong. K. of
R. and S.; Dave Hamilton, M. ofE.; C. H. Hardy, M. of F.; |.
D. Morrison, M. at A.; J. H. Whetsell, I. G.; Sam Sims, O. G..
After installation the lodge closed and spent a pleasant hour
in partaking of the good things of this world. This lodge is in a
flourishing condition, and wishes The Texas Miner success.
1 "• ' ' 1 - ' I). C. H. :
the african league. .
Thurber, Tex, Jan .. 31,1894
To The Miner: '
Please allow me space to mention the action of the African
League, which convenes every Thursday evening. The League
met Thursday evening at 7:30 o'clock, W. T. Chapman presid-
ing. Officers were elected for the quarter as follows: W. T.
Chapman, president; T. W. Baxter, vice-president; I. W. Davis
secretary, A. Booker, treasurer. After election the League was
entertained by Miss Dora Booker, organist, after which the
League listened to very entertaining address by J. R. Gains, on
the importance of unity among our people.
Next came 1. S. B. Lucas, who spoke on the division of our
people. He very thoroughly explained our condition.
Next was J. S. Riddle, who made a general talk on our fu-
ture success as a race, and was very ably supported by J. W.
We will be glad to have any that feel free to visit or take part
in the league.
Miss Maggie Smith of Waco, Tex., is visiting relatives in our
town- J. S. R.
"Iris," your communication is crowded out this week, owing
its length, but will appear next week [Ed.
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McAdams, Walter B. The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 3, February 3, 1894, newspaper, January 27, 1894; Thurber, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth200450/m1/5/: accessed September 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Tarleton State University.