The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 6, February 24, 1894 Page: 5
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THE TEXAS MINER.
TO OUR "TAMMANY" TIGER.
briencl I aminany, between you and The Miner, to start
with, is a serious difference of opinion. You state the country
was not prosperous in 1892 but was on the verge of the panic of
1893. Now we state that the facts are directly contrary. In
the history of the country we were never so universally prosper-
ous as from January 1892 up until November of the same year.
Our manufacturing and mining interests were prosperous ; every-
one who wanted work was employed at a good rate of wages ;
our farmers, also, were receiving fair prices for their products.
I will allow that because of the large crop of cotton in 1891, and
that because of the low price of silver and the financial troubles
in South America that the price of cotton was low, but other-
wise our farmers were doing well. There was no indication of
any financial trouble and there was no reason to expect any, ex-
cept that there might be a change of policy in regard to protect-
ing our labor from competition with the cheap labor of Europe.
Now this assertion is only a statement of facts that even Tam-
many should not deny. It is easy to state things that are not
true; cold type will print untruths as well as facts.
We do not want Tammany to think that we charge him with
not stating facts correctly, for he has only stated what he has
read in the World, and we state this because we remember
reading something like the glib statement that "the Democratic
party came into power and inherited a load of sin and in'quity
from the other party, as printed in Pullitzer's World. So, Tam-
many, you are like the boy in his composition, who, when asked
if it was original boldly answered ' Yes; for it was marked ori-
inaF in the paper I took it from." Now about ' Facts, Mr.
Miner, facts; treasury bankrupt, fifty million dollars short."
Tt is true that in November, 1892, as soon as Cleveland was
elected, that palsy struck the American people and that the re-
venues of the country fell off to a great extent; and the trouble
was tear of Cleveland's gold-bug free trade policy. And, it is
also true that the succeeding Democratic congress went far be-
yond, in voting appropriations, than did the session you call
rom keed s congress— Tacts Mr. Tammany, facts." Now as
to the repeal of the Sherman law, it could not have been uncon-
ditionally repealed in the House oí Representatives, and you
know it. if Cleveland had not applied the very effectual whip and
spur of offices and promise of office. I freely admit that there
is a large body of Republicans that are monometallists. Now
Mr. 1 ammany, we say to you we are independent in our poli-
tics. We voted in 1882 and m 1884 for Grover Cleveland, but
we are in favor of protection of American labor and we are in
favor ot the tree coinage of silver ; and any party that does n'ot
favor these two vital questions, we are opposed to. We know
what is the matter with you; Tammany. You trained in Boss
McLaughlin's brigade so long that you learned to vote the re-
gular ticket and walk up to party lines, fodder or no fodder,
whether your party was right or wrong. We did not. That's all
the difference between you and the Miner.
W. T. LEAGUE, *-
"f T ATTORNEY AT LAW,
tort Worbb, Texas.
ATTORNEY FOR TEXAS & PACIFIC COAL CO.
FROM THE PEOPLE.
Under this head communications are solicited.
"gibsy's thoughts on thurber.
Thurber, Tex., Feb. 2?, 1804.
lo the Miner:
No, I will not trouble you to tell my name—I will tell The
Miner readers. Gypsy is a little fortune teller, who comes
in like the peddlers on pay day. We are best known to
those who like to "to toss the cup and see the grounds of fate in
grounds of coffee." While the busy world is at work we are
walking around listening to the birds sing and watching the ever
varying colors of the skies. We wander about the rocky hills
and live m Utopia at the same time. The noise of busy ma-
chinery among these lovely hills furnish to our ear the sweetest
music because they sing the songs of enterprise. The chatter
of many tongues has for us a charm. Living in so romantic a
place fits us for telling fortunes in a romantic way. You know
that it is commonly thought that life witnout romance is scarcely
worth living. We, however, do not let this fortune telling rob us
of interest in other matters. We visit the schools and churches.
are a fnend to education, and favor all moves in a religious
direction. We are in favor of concerts, suppers, etc.. for church
benefits. I is said of the man who wrote the song "Home
Sweet Home," that he never had a home. So we, though a
Gypsy, whose tent may be pitched in the west to-day and in the
east tomorrow, love to see people love their home and encour-
age home enterprises.
W e chanced to hear that Prof. Switzer, principal of the Weath-
erford college, would address Thurber school on Friday, the 16th
toette !Mefolí?s.SS that' We Went °Ver and heard a gra,ld ,alk
A basket full of good wishes to The Texas Miner and its
novice ' at home."
F, L. Carroll, President.
G. R. Ferguson, Vice-President.
J. N. Gilbert, Sec'y aid Treas.
L. B. Pipkin, Asst. Sec'y and Treas.
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-
merits and good lumber.
Ihurber. Texas, February 23, 1804.
lo I he Miner: ; j'
In our last note we were rambling over the continent of
Lurope to Italy and trance, but we have come home again
In speaking of the age of the world, one writer says-
Myriads of ages have elapsed while the rushing waters have
)een cutting out those tremendous ravines in the hard rock
known as the canyons of Mexico, Texas, Colorado and the
rocky mountains. The great canyon of the Colorado river is
208 miles long and the sides rise perpendicularly above the
water to a height of from 5000 to 6000 feet." From these and
hundreds of other proofs, which might be cited, the inference is
unavoidable that vast periods have elapsed since the beo-innino
of the present geographical distribution of sea and land But
step by step, during the slow but majestic march of time we
can always see that every instrumentality employed by creative
power has been in the continual effort to bring order out of
chaos and fit the earth as a habitation for man.
The depth from the diluvium, or superficial deposits, down to
the granite is estimated at 82 600 feet, or a little over fifteen
and one-half miles. From the commencement of the silurian
(which is 26 ooo feet above the granite) to the diluvium, forty-
eig t millions of years have elapsed. Some geologists pronounce
this estimate much too low.
I he above noted estimate of geological time will no doubt
have a cool receptan by those that are mistaking the true mean-
ing of the Book of Genesis, but as one good, pious man said-
• 1 here is a science of spiritual truth and there is a science of
natural truth, the same omnipotent hand has written both,
each mnst be understood in a sense peculiar to itself, and
when so understood there can be no contradiction between
em. i -aGrange says that the work of creation has been pro-
gressing during incalculable myriads of ages, and we may rest
satisfied that it forms no part of the Divine economy to destroy
what it has been millions of years in building up. 'Novice
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McAdams, Walter B. The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 6, February 24, 1894, newspaper, January 27, 1894; Thurber, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth200453/m1/5/: accessed August 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Tarleton State University.