The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 7, March 3, 1894 Page: 6
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THE TEXAS MINER.
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A FEW WORDS WITH YOU.
I just want to tell you we are going to have a restaruant here,
and a bully one too. I have got something, just to wash down
the food. Come and see me, I have reduced prices and they
are now away down.
At the Saloon.
Echo Springs, "88"
Finest Old K'y Bourbon
Choice Kentucky ''
Old V. V. Fort
'' " Sherry
Fine Old Toka
Pitre Tennessee Corn
$2.00 $ .75 I Angelica
2.00 . 75 I California Claret
$2.00 $ .75
Imported Jamaica Hum
. per gallon, $4.00. Per bottle, $1.25
Mnmms'Extra Dry, per bottle, $2.00 | Eclipse Extra Dry, per bottle, $1.25
One-quarter Keg • $2.50 | One-eighth Keg $1.25
Bass' Pale Ale and Dublin Stout, per bottle ¿5
FROM THE PEOPLE,
Under this head communications are solicited.
[We daily receive letters complimenting 'Jhe Texas Miner and
ordering the paper mailed to the writer for one year—sometimes
two or more names are attached, and recently ten. To publish
all these complimentary letters would force us to enlarge The
Miner sooner than we are prepared to do so. but we assure all
that their compliments and good wishes are appreciated, just the
same. Following is a sample of the many. Ed.] :
Office of \
Blair & Co.. Bankers,
No. 33 Wall Street, New York Feb. 24, 1894. )
To The Texas Miner:
I take great pleasure in enclosing payment for one vear's sub-
scription to The Texas Miner. Next to the public school
comes the newspaper. A household without the daily and week-
ly or monthly is a barren spot in society. It unites us by bring-
ing our thoughts to the same subject and benefits us by an in-
terchange of opinion. Wishing you success, and that 'your fu-
ture issues will shine like the sample received, I remain yours
truly, Edgar L. Marston.
Following is last week's report-of the Siegel, Welch & Clawson
I -ivestock Commission company, Kansas City, Mo:
To The Texas Miner.
Kansas City receipts, 23 454 cattle, 46,107 hogs, 9461 sheep.
Chicago receipts, 41,200 cattle, 139,000 hogs, 65 000 sheep.
The receipts of cattle at Kansas City show no change for the
week. Chicago's receipts were 17,000 less. In describing last
week's market we felt that it was without doubt the most dis-
couraging letter ever sent from this office. Bad as it was, it
hardly did justice to the condition of the market, which continued
to grow worse. The real condition of the market at that time
will be better understood by saying that good, fat dressed beef
steers, weighing around 1250 pounds bought by packers as low-
as $3.15. All kinds of cattle suffered in proportion, and thick,
heavy shipping steers sold as low as 4c, and they had to be
fancy to bring $4.25. In summing up the history of the week,
ending Thursday, February 22, the best that can be said is that
prices to-day are no lower than on last Thursday, the 15th,
probably just about the same, with the exception that better
grades of butcher stuff are selling some higher.
The market for hog products during the week was in an ad-
I vancing mood, and an increase in receipts of hogs of 28,000 at
Chicago was lost sight of. Prices of live hogs for the week show
a net gain of 15 to 20c, with the top at 5.10, and the bulk sell-
ing at and around $4.95. Should provisions continue to ad-
vance hog prices may get better.
always willing to help.
It is with no little pleasure that we give space to the following,
I handed in for publication by the chairman of the board of school
Thurber, Tex., Feb. 25, 1894.
Robt McKinnon, Esq., Thurber. Tex..
Dear Sir—From March 1 to September 1. 1894, I will do-
nate toward keeping the schools open the entire summer $10
per month , and will cancel the rent for the school house during
that time. Very truly yours, R. I). Hunter.
In acknowledging and accepting the above the board desires,
through The Miner, to express its warm appreciation of the
substantial assistance given it by Col. Hunter at this time, and
at many other times, in the matter of helping to sustain our
schools. It is a duty that we owe ourselves, our children and
the community in which we live, to provide for and sustain good
educational institutions; such institutions sow that seed in the
minds of the young that enables them, when grown to manhood
to take and fill their allotted places as intelligent, law-abiding
and progressive citizens. They are also a great power in help-
ing to bu.ld up and keep at a high standard the morality of the
community in which they are located. In fact, no community
can be called progressive or its people intelligent in which the
public school has not yet been founded.
Again thanking • our Colonel" for his generous assistance, we
are most respectfully Robt. McKinnon,
Board of School Trustees.
'•novice" on thurber coal.
Thurber. Texas, March 2, 1894.
To The Miner:
In the second issue of The Miner it was said by a loco-
motive engineer that more mileage is made with one ton of
Thurber coal than with the Indian Territory coal. Well, thev
are the people "that know what's what. But. in order to know
the real value of coal it must go through the hands of the chem-
ist. The prime factors of coal are carbon and hydrogen. One
pound of carbon contains 14 500 units of heat, and that of hy-
drogen 63.338 units of heat. We are not supposed to know
what percentage these elements occupy in our coal, consequently
we canuot calculate it's mechanical vaíue only approximately. A
unit of heat is equal to raising 1 4-5 pounds of water one degree
centigrade, or 7 1-5 pounds of air one degree centigrade.
Therefore, one pound of carbon is capable of heating 26 .100
pounds of water one degree centigrade, and one pound hydro-
gen will heat 96 008 pounds of water, or 384.036 pounds of air
one degree centigrade.
Now, we will assume our coal to contain 70 per cent, of car-
bon and 4 per cent, of hydrogen. From this data we find that
the carbon furnishes 10 150 units of heat, and that of hydrogen
2133 units; then the two added together will show up a total of
12,283 units of heat per one pound of coal.
Doctors Joule and Meyer, by a number of various experiments
conducted with great care and patience, arrived at the conclu-
sion that a unit of heat is equivalent to 1390 toot pounds; hence,
one pound of our coal is equivalent to 17,707,370 foot pounds,
or one pound of coal, by its combustion, produces 12,283 units
of heat, and this generates a force sufficient to raise a weight of
8356 1-2 tons to a height of one foot, or, in other words, one
pound of our coal is equal to little over 517 horse power. These
statements are almost beyond our comprehension, but by the aid
of Doctors Joule and Meyer, experiments which are so simple
that a school boy cannot fail tound erstand,we must believe them
to be correct beyond a doubt.
It is estimated that the aggregate steam power used in the
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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/m1/6/: accessed June 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Tarleton State University.