The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 5, February 17, 1894 Page: 7
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THE TEXAS MINER.
The Colored School.
The colored,school in this town is creditable^but there should
be an attendance of double the number oí, children that do
attend. Mr: kiddle is an earnest, painstaking teacher, and
should he encouraged. The public school money will be ex-
hausted on the 20th of this month, and the trustees are trying to
raise funds to keep it going for two or more m-onths, with good
prospects of success.
Keeping "Everlastingly At It.".'
We direct the attention of our readers to the , display advertis-
ment of the well-known harness and saddlery firm, Padgitt Bros.,
of Dallas, which appears eleswhere in this issue. This firm
needs no introduction to our readers, it is one of the oldest es-
tablished in the state, and has, through the merits of the goods
it manufactures and by constant and close attention to all de-
tails of the business, built up a large and profitable trade. The
success this' firm has met with is an illustration of what can be
accomplished hy keeping ' everlastingly at it."A reading of their
advertisement'will prove beneficial.
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('limbing to the Tup.
order and have succeeded in increasing their membership from
thirty, at the beginning, to fifty-three or more to-day, and this
has been done in;the short space of eighteen months. Only,one
one death has occurred in the ranks of No. 159—that of Adam
Southern. . "1
That all those attending Monday night will have a1 good time,
goes without question. The Min^r will be there', of éourse it
will, but boys, don't let that worry you, we promise ,to report
nothing but facts and will overlook any little pecularity that
may occur during the evening—perhaps.
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Another new advertisement which appears in-this issue is that
of the Beaumont Lumber company, with headquarters at Beau-
mont, lexas*. In placing their "ad" in the Miner. the firm
writes that it"gives them pleasure to thus -introduce themselves,
generally, tp^tfie people of Thurber, and believe that the same
will result in greatly.extending their trade. The people want
the best; ancf the only effective way to let. théfn know that, in
your particular Jine. you manufacture a superior article, is to
advertise the fact. Nothing so quickly overcomes competition
as-dots making your goods a better grade than those made by
your,competitor. 1 he Beaumont Lumber company constantly
keep on hand a large, choice stock. Their annual shipments
average fifty million feet and the output is-' steadily increasing.
New territory is being entered into, by this enterprising firm,
every day. antbit is meeting with much success. The Miner
doffs its sombrero to energy wherever it finds it and so wishes the
Beaumont Lumber company a quick journey on its climb to the
top of the ladder.
The Cuming ICvent.
On Monday,night, next, February [9 the Knights of Pythias
throughout the United States will celebrate, in one way or
another, the 31st anniversary of the establishment, in this coun-
try, of their popular society. Diamond lodge.. No.: 159, the
local branch located here in Thurber. does not intend that this
event shall pass bv unmarked. They proppse to make this 31st
anniversary a'4 red letter" day, and for tha.t purpose great and
manifold are the preparations now being made by the members,
in order that'the celebration festivities may be carried out suc-
cessfully. They have decided to celebrate the anniversary by
a grand masquerade ball and a substantial oyster supper; the
ball to be given in th; public hall, which will be pleasingly and
tastefully decorated with banners, bearing'strange and wonderful
devices; the sirpper will be ,spread in the hall at the Pythian
headquarters. Speaking of the decorations, we were invited
over to the hall, the other evening, to look through them; they
are simply wonderful, and reflect much credit on those members
having this matter in hand. One thing that we noted in par-
ticular, while, in the hall, was the liberal and generous hospital-
ity tendered", which was very 'acceptable to us and for which
we give to -the. boys our most sincere thanks. -
In connection with the above it is interesting to note that
from its inception Diamond lodge has enjoyed' a healthy and
constant growth; the members are enthusiastic'' concerning their
There was a meeting held at the hall on the nth inst. of'the
best citizens in the camp to form an organization for the purpose
of forming a "Home insurance company" that would pay over
to the members, in case of sickness or death, the amount due
at once; without the formalities attending the outside specula-
tive companies. One of "our boys" told us that he was once a
member-of one of these outside companies, was taken sick, was
sick three weeks and made application for what avI's due him,
and atter a lot of "red tape" formalities were gone through with
received;, after fourteen weeks, the amount he was entitled to.
Another one of the boys told us that he was nine months in
getting a little claim paid, where he was sick onlv two weeks.
Another told us that although he was insured in a company and
was injured he never could collect a cent.
In case of sickness or death, the money should be forthcom-
ing immediately—not weeks afterwards. This can only be ac-
complished by having the funds in camp; the dispensers of the
money here on the spot. Another very important .matter in the
insurance business is the matter of expense. In outside com-
panies, agents traveling expenses.; and high-priced official sala-
ries absorb a large percentage of the money paid in. In our
Home insurance company, it can be carried through the year
with scarce one dollar of expense. We were asked if the Texas
& Pacific coal company would allow the fund to. be deposited
with them, and could not answer; so we interviewed our Colonel.
His answer was-".yes, if the boys want-it."
There is to be another meeting called Sunday. 'There was
106 applicants for membership, at the meeting, notwithstanding
the • blizzard" kept; many from coming.out, so we can safely say
the "Home insurance company" is-a-go. Bob Ward is at the
front and the attorneys "get there."
Chas. J. Swasey,
Casey, Swasey (<5 Co.
. . . . WHOLESALE
LIQUORS and CIGARS.
Sole Proprietors of the Celebrated
. Kentucky Comfort',',
Top of the Morning''
P órb WorM), IVx.
Padgitt Bros., Dallas,
Saddlery, Harper Collar^, Bridle^, Ebc
CARRY a large stock of Buggies, all kinds of Leather,
boot and shoe Uppers, half soles, Brass shoe nails? Iron
stands with 3 sizes feet, Heel braces, Shoe blacking, etf.
Any Goods in Our Line we can supply Promptly through
The Texas & Pacific Coal Co.
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McAdams, Walter B. The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 5, February 17, 1894, newspaper, January 27, 1894; Thurber, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth200452/m1/7/: accessed September 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Tarleton State University.