The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 6, February 24, 1894 Page: 7
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THE TEXAS MINER.
The K. of P's were much pleased with the excellent music
furnished tor the ball.
McDaniel Bros., of Ft Worth have a striking little advertise-
ment in this issue. Look it up.
If vou would show your appreciation of the Miner purchase
those goods advertised in its columns.
Services will be held in Union church to-morrow at ix
o'clock, a. m.. the Rev. Robt. H. Coleman officiating.
The Texas & Pacific Coal company is talking of putting in a
coke oven for coking their slack. Boys, who of you have work-
ed at coking slack ? Speak up.
Last Saturday was pay day in our prosperous burg, and 1370
company employe's filed past the paying cashier's window and
received their wages for the previous month.
Peter Cooper, the machinist, painfully injured one of his hands
a few days ago, while engaged in boring an artesian well out at
the company ranch. Although painful, the wound was not seri-
ous and we are pleased to state is rapidly healing.
Some of our young society gentlemen—-it would not be right
to mention their names—insist that the sun shines less brightly
than formerly since the departure of Miss Bonnie Keith, on last
Tuesday, for her home at Stephenville. While here Miss Keith
was the guest of Miss Earl Harwood.
Boys those of you who will take part in the minstrel feature
of the proposed entertainment are requested to meet with us at
this office next Tuesday night to put the thing on foot. We
know there is talent among you. boys, and the ladies behind
this concert nio\e want to borrow it—want to u e vou. Don't
say i can't"—that's silly.
Thurber colored lodge No 3247, G. U. O. of O. F., will hold
the annual thanksgiving service, of their order at the colored
church on the first Sunday in March. Since its organization here,
three years ago the local branch has grown steadi y and has, at
this time, a membership of more than fifty. A meeting of the
lodge will be held to-night for the purpose of appointing those
who are to deliver the addressess on the above occasion.
Send "The Texas Miner'
Thk Miner is placed in the postoffice at Thurber to your ad-
dress for one year fcr $1, in advance; you can secure single
copies at The Miner office, from newsboys, or at the drug
store for 5 cents a copy. Those desiring copies to send to
friends abroad can secure them at this office, wrapped ready for
mailing, postage paid, for 3 cents a copy, in lots of five or more.
Election «if Texas & Pacific Coal Company Officials.
The Texas & Pacific Coal company held its annual election
of officers at Fort Worth on last Wednesday, the 21st inst.
Nearly every shareholder of the $2 000 000 worth of the stock of
the company was represented, and all the following named per-
sons received the full vote for directors: Robt. D. Flunter
H. C. Edrington W. G. Newby W.K. Gordon H. K. Thurber,
C. E. T. Knox Robt. H. Ward. C. T. Sidell and S. Minis.
The officers elected were: Robt. I). Hunter, president, treas-
urer and general manager; H. K. 'Thurber, vice-president;
Robt. FL Ward assistant general manager; S. Minis, Secretary.
Mutual Aid and Benefit Society.
On last Sunday afternoon there was a meeting of the Mutual
Aid and Benefit society held in the public hall, and at this meet-
ing officers were elected as follows: T. Strongman, president;
Joe DelBelli, vice-president; J. H. Riddle, secretary; Ed. S.
Britton, treasurer. Visiting committee—Wm. McDonald; Joe
DelBelli H. H. Plaskins. Committee on by-laws—W. A. Pull-
man. A. H. Miller, T H. Lucas.
Prior to this election Mr. Robt. FL Ward made an interesting
and instructive talk concerning the operation of the society and
benefits to be derived from home insurance, and his remarks
were heartily endorsed by every one—and the hall was filled.
The books showed over 150 names enrolled, and at the ad-
journment there were over 200.
The next meeting will be held Sunday, March 4, 10 o'clock
a. m., in the public hall, at which time the committee on by-laws
will make its report, and the treasurer will report the amount of
collections made. 'The business wheels of the society begin to
revolve March 1, and the treasurer is instructed to hold out $3
—$2 initiation and $ 1 monthly dues. Those desiring to pay
cash can do so, otherwise the company treasurer will "hold out''
on you. The books are open for names, and the membership it
is thought will grow to 500.
Waltz l!p and Settle.
'Thurber, Tex., Feb. 23, 1894.
'To the Miner:
We wish to call the attention of the colored patrons and friends
of this school community to the fact that those who have not
paid anything to the trustees for the purpose of continuing the
school are requested to do so at once—whatever you can. As
the public school has now closed, we want to finish col-
lecting the required amount for the school. After all shall have
been paid we will publish a list of those who paid. Please take
due notice and govern yourselves accordingly. 'Trustees.
Mrs. Rosa Pace, formerly of this city but now a resident of
Desdemona, is here on a visit to relatives and friends.
During the absense of Archie Frew, the duties of shipping
clerk in the mining office will devolve upon Mart Williams.
Miss Mittie Brazil has returned to her home in Cisco after
having spent a very pleasant visit here with relatives and friends.
W. K. Gordon, F. S. Cronk and Robt. H. Ward, were visi-
tors in the metropolis—Fort Worth—the early part of the week.
C. W. Minis, a cousin of our own Charley," came in during
the week from Fort Worth and is now snugly esconsed as cashier
in the general store.
Mr. Bassett of whom mention was made in our last issue, left
during the week for his home in N. Dakota at which place he will
wind up his business affairs preparatory to taking up his per-
manent residence here in Thurber.
Chas. Oppenheim. representing a large wholesale house of
Dallas was here during the week interviewing the merchants.
Charley did not slight the Miner office on his rounds but drop-
ped in and gave us a cheery "howdy."
Archie Frew, everybody knows Archie, left last Wednesday for
a visit to his old home in Guelph, Canada, and will be absent
ten or twelve days. It is quietly rumored that he will return
with rice in his hair. Look out for him, boy's, and get ready to
give him a grand old chivarn.
Moore ought to stand his half.
Reeves certainly can roll a baby carriage.
'The restaurant is nearly ready for operation.
Ed said he took one oyster too many last Saturday night.
The grays make a good team—and know their business.
'The concert will be a success, regardless of a certain guy's
'Squire Williams is no good hand to mind a kid—but can find
'em when lost.
Archie Frew will shake the gang when he comes back—be-
cause why? Well, he intimated he was tired living by his lone-
We are tired of being serenaded by that bell-cow that hunts
the warm side of the baker's oven of a cold night—and eats up
Diamond Lodge No. 159 K. of P., knows how to do a thing
—and doe's it, and that the Pythian Day celebration was not ex-
celled in the state.
Thurber has the most gentlemanly, courteous, business-like
lot of young men of any town of 4000 inhabitants in the state.
Boys, never let 'em say the contrary.
A stranger in camp remarked at the bail that he never saw in
a town of this size as many pretty girls nor as graceful dancers.
Girls, we heard him say it, and it goes.
Few people outside know that Thurber has a trained crew of
fire fighters and a complete reel and hose outfit, but it's a fact,
and water pressure sufficient to throw a stream over any two-
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