The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 7, March 3, 1894 Page: 3
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THE TEXAS MINER.
You are just coming up like '"the hot bricks, you are, in sup-
porting us, in giving us news, in writing for us, in buying our
(your) little sheet, in reading us, in talking about us, in en-
couraging us by your good words. We ain't perfect, by any
manner of means, but like Topsy, we can grow. We are not
pig-headed; we don't think we know it all; we are somewhat
"sot-" in our own opinions of what is best tor us ot what is going
on in this great world, but we are willing that everyone else
should be just as "sot" in their's. and our columns are open to
you—to all of you—to have your say, only ' boil it down" toas
few words as possible, for our (your) paper is small yet. Wait
until we get to be a "blanket sheet," our type set by a machine
and printed on a Hoe rotary press—then you can let out. If
you just don't like our views believe that we honestly believe
them and don't get mad and swear for we will go on having
the same opinions just the same and you can have yours, and
we will be friends—all the samee. See?
We believe that before many months shall have passed and
gone silver—the money of the masse will again resume its
rightful position that of being on an equality with gold say at a
ratio of 16 to i, and that it will forever afterwards be reeog.iized
as a standard and ever-existins exchange medium the world
over as much so as the yellow metal. Tnis prediction is torced
upon us, not because we think Grover Cleveland will change his
policv. but because we believe the whole of Europe, which is
now suffering keenly from the effects of the demonitization of
silver, will at an early day be anxious to enter into an interna-
tional agreement providing for the free coinage oí silver at some
fixed ratio with gold. Already there is talk of another interna-
tional gathering being held for this purpose, and to us these
murmurings are fraught with great hope.
of a "favored few " But Grover have a care; the reckoning day
will come around, and unless you mend your ways mightily the
people will sit on you and your case—and sit hard, too—in 1896.
Like the busy bee, you need to improve the little time that re-
mains to vou. or your account will be found short and wanting.
WHAT WE ARE COMING TO.
Bimetallism or the free coinage of silver is without doubt the
only salvation of the business interests of the world. Speaking
on this subject an Associated Press dispatch, of a recent date,
from London, quotes the Financial News as follows:
"Guatemala today and other countries tomorrow. Default
wúth most of these silver countries is only a question of time.
The whole world's commerce is reeling to a crisis, yet mischief,
from the appreciation of gold is only begun. Bimetallisn in
England is gaining converts. It is understood that Lidderdale,
ex-governor of the Bank of England, is a strong advocate of an
international agreement for a joint standard. Bimetallism is no
longer the creed of a handful of cranks. Nearly every econo-
mist of eminence is on its side. The international conterence
must be reopened. France Germany and the United States are
anxious that this should be done. Surely our interests are as
great as theirs. If, in our pride, as the gold mart of the w^orld,
we stand aside, the punishment will fall upon our own heads.
It depends upon the British cabinet whether the conference will
be fruitless or not."
A DEFUNCT HOPE.
The hope of the Democratic party of ever again geting into
power after the term of this administration has ended is dead.
That such is the case is a foregone conclusion. and is a direct
result of the unconditional repealing of the Sherman law and the
suicidal policy of the party under the dictation of Grover Cleve-
land with regard to the tariff question. W'hile the country is
suffering so keenly from the effects of the demonitization of silver
is no time to try to experiment with so vital a matter as the tariff.
If the Democratic party expects to recover any particle of its
lost ground before the next national election comes around, let it
lay aside all other matters and give its attention to the framing
and passing of a law that will restore silver to its rightful posi-
tion, that of being on an equality with gold, thus enabling the
poor man to live as well as the gormandizing gold-bug.
WHO IS TO BLAME?
It is all very well for some men, generally office-holders, or
would be office-holders under this glorious(?) Cleveland adminis-
tration, to urge the people to stop talking ' hard times" and
make the best of things. We know that talking "hard times"
will not better present conditions; and perhaps not future condi-
tions, so long as his highness, Grover Cleveland, holds the
reins of government. But who is responsible for the present
wretched state into which our country has been plunged ? Gro-
ver Cleveland. For in him centers the life of what is now called
the Democratic party—as different as is night from day from
the party under such men as was Jefferson and Jackson. The
people have the right to kick, but that don't worry Grover. He
is not working for the interest of the people, but in the interest
Have you ever considered the qualities that, go to make up
what is usually called ' push?" What is it that makes one mer-
chant a man of push and another just the opposite? What are
the characteristics that this man has and which the other man
has not ? What does he do that gives him the superiortiy over
his competitor? There are a great many lengthy definations for
this word which enter into all the fine points, but it will be found
to consist mostly of two things; one is keeping your eyes open,
and the other is keeping your hands busy.
All men may be progressive and pushing if they want to. It is
not simply limited to a favored class who are born with the vir-
tue but it is more of a habit to be acquired and it is one that
any person who makes up his mind that he is going to have it.
can get by persistent efforts. It consists of hard work—working
hour after hour day after day, and never letting up. Then
again, it consists of noticing what is going on around you; what
other people are doing; and learning from their successes or
mistakes what to do yourself.
The man who is posted on th¿ subject of what others are do-
ing and who is always busy trying to do something himself, is
the man that other people credit with energy and push. The
man who does not keep himself posted on what others are doing,
and who is only working half the time and letting things take
care of themselve the other half, is the man who is considered as
being behind the times, and lacking those essential qualities to
make a successful business man.—[Dry Goods Chronicle.
The Texas Miner
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