The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 7, March 3, 1894 Page: 10
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THE TEXAS MINER.
THURBER E LA COLONIA ITALIANA.
Uno straniero arrivando qui si stupisce in primo lugo deoli'
apparenza sana degli abitanti. Thurber situata come si trova
entro di un chiostro di coline, possiede um clima tutto affatto suo
particolare e superiore a ([ualsiasi altro punto del Texas.
E' ormai un fatto constatato che lá rata mortuaria qui e' interiore
a qualsiasi altro punto dellostato. Quando si considerano gli
eccessi del clima che caraterizzano le altre sezioni degli Stati
Uniti, specialmente dove altre miniere sono situate, si deve
amettere un' ampia soddisfazione di trovarsi qui. Dal lato
finanziario, se si riflette la miseria eccezionale ma purtrappo
generale esistente da gia un" anno in tutti gli Stati Uniti; miseria
appunto che ridusse 3.000,000 di lavoranti ad essere oggidi
oziosi senza il pane o il tetto nei climi rigidi del Nord e dell'
ovest; se st oiñette che nel florido Stato di Nuova York migliaja
d' Italiani si offrono a lavorare in qualsiasi linea a 50c. al
giorno senza poter trovare da impiegarsi ;non vi ha certo ragione
di lagnarsi qui dove piu o meno lavoro a paga ragionevole non
manca ' nemeno in tempi di stagnazione commerciale come
(|uesti. E" assurdo il credere che la compagnia con principii
egoistici ha ribassato i prezzi di rimunerazoni, come alcuni si
esprimono Dobbiamo essere contend che non segui l'esempio
di altre Compagnie le quali o per ragioni legitime o per causa
a cattivo maneggio sono state costrette a sospendere interamente
il lavoro. Dobbiamo anzi essere grati all" amministrazione che
usa tutti i metodi possibili per mantenere i lavori, e contend che
con un piccolo nostro sacriíizio l'assistiamo nei suoi sforzi.
Alia testa di questa compagnia vi ha il Colonello Hunter il
"Papa' Cavour" del Campo assistito dal Sigr. Thurber che e' il
suo "Garibaldi," uomini questi di onore, sagacita' e generosita',
uomini che per le loro cognizioni e grandezza d' animo non
conoscono pregiudizii di classi o nazioni maanzi sono ambiziosi
di aver nel campo lavoranti onesti di tutte le nazioni, parti.
colarmente italiani come quelli che si tro vano ora qui.
Compadra' un" articolo in italiano in questo giornale ogni
settimana ed il patroneggio della Colonia italiana e' ricercato e
sara' apprezzato. $
surveying on the company lands. Robt. Gordon has been
transferred to No. 4 shaft as weigh boss, succeeding Mr. Cun-
ningham, and G. H. Gower goes to No. 2 as weigh boss, suc-
ceeding Mr. Gordon.
At the mouth of Doan's hollow, near Palo Pinto, a few days
ago a human skeleton was found under a huge rock. Through
the skull appeared a bullet hole, an evidence of the manner by
which he met death, but when? It is said that the disappearance
of no citizen can be recalled for several years back, unaccounted
for, and that this find is shrounded in mystery.
At Dr. Eves' residence, house No. 33, first-class furniture;
been in use only a short time. Must be sold by March 10.
It is said that the Acme pressed brick, made by the Acme
Pressed Brick company, Millsap, Texas, beats any brick made
"Our Charley" Minis says he notices that the cash sales have
increased in the company stores since the Texas Miner was
born. Good for you, Charley.
One class of citizens the newspaper office is always pleased to
see these times is the •'candidate', class; especially when they
call for the purpose of having their announcements published.
'Squire Williams spent several days at the company ranch this
week rounding up and inspecting the stock. He makes a good
report as to the condition of everything. He also tells about
seeing four deer, and any quantity of other game.
We want everybody to call at the Miner office to see us.
We are new arrivals and we want to get acquainted with every-
one in this camp and county. Quite a number of the boys have
dropped in on us during the week and we want them to call
again and call often.
As an evidence of its growing popularity as an advertising
medium and of its rapidly increasing circulation the Miner goes
to its readers, this week, enlarged by two additional pages.
This is only the beginning. The paper is only seven weeks old
but is a vigorous youngster that will keep on growing larger as
it grows older.
It is a fact that a more genial and whole-souled set of fellows
than the Texas & Pacific railway conductors, running in and out
of Fort Worth, it would be hard to find. We had the pleasure
of meeting J. R. McCloud, the other day, who is one of the most
¿popular boys handling the punch on the road.
We have received the initial number of theG. A. R. Encamp-
ment Gaze':te, published by W. H. Christian at Dublin, Tex.
The sheet is devoted to the interests of the coming encampment
of the G. A. R., which is to be held at Dublin during April. The
Gazette is well written, clean-looking, and chock full of adver-
tising. It should pay the publisher to make it regularly.
Mr. E. S. Cunningham and Mr. Eitzgibens have gone into
camp a few miles out, and will among other things do a lot of
Mr. Geo. E. Weston leaves today for Fort Worth.
Mr. Robt. H. Ward went out to the R. D. Hunter ranch yes-
Dan Rogers, living six miles below Stephenville, a farmer, was
here this week soliciting votes for sheriff.
J. H. McMillan of Stephenville was here Thursday shaking
hands with the people. He wants to be county judge of Erath
Messrs. Gordon and McMins, two stockmen of Caddo, were
in Thursday last, trading with the Texas & Pacific Coal company
M. C. Gillette, manager of the Dublin lee company, Dublin,
Tex., made us a visit this week. He is a pleasant, genial gen-
Mrs. Frank G. Horton passed through from Eddy, N. M..
yesterday enroute to Dallas, where she will visit relatives for a
few weeks before joining her husband here.
L. D. Brannon is here from Mineral Wells and will have
charge of the jewelry departmsnt. He is a practical watchmaker
and jeweler, and withal a pleasant gentleman. We welcome
Mr. Brannon to our midst.
Messrs. Minis and Lewis from the T. & P. Coal company's
Fort Worth office, came out last Sunday. Mr. Minis returned
Wednesday, but Fred remained over until to-day in order to let
his whiskers grow. By the way, Fred writes '-auditor" after
his name now.
Chas. B. Eddy, vice-president and general manager of the
Pecos Irrigation &: Improvement company, which is operating in
the Pecos valley, New Mexico, passed through yesterday enroute
to his old home in York state, to which place he was recently
called by a telegram announcing the death of his father.
A Good Move.
The colored population of this camp is an intelligent and
law abiding class. It is seldom that any of them become par-
ticipants in a law suit, either civil or criminal.
The latest move by the African League, a society composed
of the very best of our colored, is to give notice that all viola-
lers of the Edmunds act, if any there be in this camp, are warn-
ed that unless they mend their ways and reform within thirty
days they will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
The "Act," above mentioned, is a general law prohibiting
unlawful co-habitation, or unmarried people living together
as husband and wife.
Andy Ramage, the genial host at the saloon, is working like a
beaver in order that the new feature—the restaurant and lunch
counter—be completed and ready for business at the earliest
possible time. We got a glimpse of what is being done in this
matter, the other evening, afid must say that when fully equip-
ped and furnished, as it will be, the boys will have as neat a
place in which to get a lunch, or for that matter a banquet,
as can be found anywhere. The chef of the restaurant is Mr.
T. Russell, who comes here right from the Arlington Inn, of Fort
Worth. He will have for his assistant Ed. Doggett. Every-
thing in the way of eatables will be served, cooked to a queen's
taste, and in first-class style. Again, it is usual for the boys to
take a little of something on the side. Well, they have only to
call for what they want, and presto, it is before them.
We miss our guess, badly, if the restaurant does not fill a
want long felt by the boys or that it is not largely patronized.
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McAdams, Walter B. The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 7, March 3, 1894, newspaper, January 27, 1894; Thurber, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth200454/m1/10/: accessed March 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Tarleton State University.