The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 5, February 17, 1894 Page: 6
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THE TEXAS MINER.
for the R. D.
F, L. Carroll, President.
G. R. Ferguson, Vice-President.
J, N. Gilbert, Sec'y and Treas.
L. B. Pipkin, Asst. Sec'y and Treas.
Machinist Cooper left with a force yesterday
Hunter ranch to bore an artesian well.
Mich Matthews is now mule boss in No. 3. Mich made a
a record of 477 tons his first day. Good for Mich.
There will be another meeting of the Mutual Aid and Bene-
fit society at the town hall tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Orion Proctor made his little bow at Springtown last week,
introducing the Sun—Vol. 1 No. 1. The Sun is a shiner, and
Orion is the boy who can keep her glittering—we know him.
D. M. Stevens is a recent arrival from Kansas; he is 54
years old, and a good miner. He said the other day that he
could make his $4 a day here, and it could not be done else-
Whew! We knew we had all sorts of men in this camp—but
did not know we had a Tammany Tiger until this week. See
article signed "Tammany." Come on, McDuff. "Tammany,"
vou'll hear from us next week.
Those who are to take part in the church concert are called
to meet at the home of Mrs. John Douglas on next Wednesday
night. The books have come, and it is desired to push the se-
lections and rehearsals. Don't fail to report Wednesday night.
Frank Guillotte lost a coat at 296; Wm. Leachman and Bill
McDowell were suspected of theft; officers crowded them; coat
was burned; the men were arrested, locked up, pleaded guilty,
fined $9.70 each and released. Moral—buy clothing of the T.
& P. Coal company, it's cheaper'n stealin' 'em.
Because we accused Gordon of being jealous of Thurber's
prosperity, the Gordon Courier says we are off our base. All
right, Mac—but we'll make a home-run,; even though we are
forced to do the "Slide, Kelly, slide" act. By the' way, come
over some day and watch the game, it'll interest you.
John G. Deaton and P. O. Thompson are farmers and neigh-
bors; Thompson's porkers invaded Deaton's field; Deaton set
his hounds after them; Thompson operated a Winchester, with
the business end toward Deaton and the dogs, resulting like a
French duel—nobody hurt. Deaton swore out a complaint
charging Thompson with assault to kill him. Officers Cow-
den and Williams served the warrant and placed Thompson un-
der $200 bond. Squire Williams will on the fourth Saturday,
the 24th, figure out whether or not Thompson was shooting at
Deaton, the dogs or the entire capoodle. Thompson savs he
was shooting at the dogs—only to frighten them.
"Iris' " advice is being heeded.
Next Thursday is Washington's birthday.
Jeff Cowden is a good(?) 'phone operator.
All practical jokes are saddled on to "Wood-en-Wad."
Nobody became offended over Valentines—except —
Some of our boys want to know who "Gipsy" is—shall we
The Home Insurance company idea takes like a wild prairie
Engineer McLure's maps of the mine workings cannot be
Esquire Williams' "Facts in Rhyme" was highly appreciated
in this camp.
Warfield Ward's eyes are improving under Dr. Greene's
The company will put a commodious addition to the hardware
Some of the boys (and girls, too) would like to know who
"Brother Dick" is.
Beaumont Lumber Co.
Manufacturers of Rough, Dressed and Sized
Long Leaf Yellow Pine
Ties, Railroad and Mining Timbers a Specialty.
Stock of Dimension, Flooring, Ceiling, Siding, Finish, Etc., Etc.
On Hand, Eight Million Feet.
annual shipments, fifty million feet.
Please write or wire us for prices.
We guarantee prompt ship-
ments and good lumber.
year. The Home Insurance company can beat outside com-
panies out o' sight.
A. C. T. Stephens, G. E. W. Harwood and W. L. R. Wil-
liams have a corner on the alphabet.
Joe DeBelli will get the premium offered for the largest num-
of names for the home insurance copmany.
The Miner has the best and most complete job office in the
state, and can compare its work with the best.
The Texas and Pacific Coal company drops on to all schemes
by outsiders that tends to take unfair advantage of our boys.
The Knights are working night and day to make their anni-
versay ball a success—and they'll do it. Both halls will be elab-
The Texas Miner is being appreciated by the merchants as
an avertising medium. Read the new "ads" this week—and
lookout for more next week.
Our camp interpreter can speak all the ancient as well as the
modern languages, but that it is not a fact that he was private
secretary to the Pope of Rome.
Mr. Cronk has an invoice of boxing-gloves that have just ar-
rived. Maybe we have a Corbett among us—the possibilities of
this camp are something wonderful.
The colored school will be kept open all summer; that nearly
all the boys in the camp are taking an interest in it; that they
are going to capture the offer made for the school toward keep-
ing it going.
Two young Thurber ladies were catechising each other the
other evening, and that a certain young man overheard them.
Of course it isn't expected that a man in New York or Gordon
will understand the point intended by the ladies, but there are
those here who will. The catechism ran about as follows, ac-
cording to the young man:
"How much is Ha-worth ?"
"I'll tell you if you'll tell me how much Wad's are worth V
"You can figure that by comparing with what Wood's worth."
If von are not a subscriber send in your name.
Mr. A. Douglass was on the sick roll this week.
Constable Lit Williams was in Stephenville this week.
Mrs. John Douglass is ill at her home, though not dangerous-
Miss Pearl Douglass has recovered from an attack of
Miss Mittie B. Brazil of Cisco is visiting relatives in Thurber,
and is the guest of Mrs. Williams.
Miss Bonnie Keith, who for some time has been the guest of
Miss Earl Harwood, will on Tuesday return to Stephenville, her
Among the arrivals in camp this week, transient, we note-
Messrs. Feilds, St. Joe, Mo.; Lee,' Dallas; Yale, H. B. Barr,
The restaurant is going to fill one of the long-felt wants of this4 gt. Loüis; H. C. Physich, Kansas City; Eaton, Weatherford; Lee,
Paducah; Lambreth, Dallas; P. Slatri, Los Angeles.
Messrs. Enbring, Bassett and Horton are new arrivals in
town, and will be a dandy
Esquire Williams sold a lot of mares from
while Mr. Ward was up North.
Every man that has taken outside insurance ought to "cancel—
and that mighty quick.
( Britton said he had orders for $3880 presented to be paid in
March for insurance to go outside this camp at a rate of $28 a
camp this week from Eddy, N. M. Mr. Enbring has connected
himself with the company's general store and Mr. Horton, be-
ing an able and experienced newspaper man and a practical
printer, has cast his lot with The Texas Miner. Mr. Bas-
sett will also engage in business in Thurber.
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