The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 7, March 3, 1894 Page: 7

Henry Uihleih, president.
August Uihlein, secretary
Alfred Uihi_ein, superintended ,
p> I ly Corrugated Iron,
D U I v Crimped Roofing,
\7 Pressed Standing Seam,
Y OLir Steel Buck Sid
Ail Kinds of Iron or Steel and Machine Shop Supplies
932, 934, 936, N. 2ND STREET, ST. LOUIS, MO.
entire world is about three and one-half millions horse power em-
ployed in stationary engines, and about ten and one-half millions
horse power employed in locomotives. Now, we have a total of
14.000 000 pounds horse power which is capable of raising 462.-
000 000 000 pounds one foot high; therefore, 27.000 pounds, or
13 t -2 tons of coal, is equivalent to the horse power of the steam
engines of the world.
The power of steam engines is computed from the work they
perform per minute. If all the engines of the world were active
for ten hours per day, then 8100 tons of coal would represent
the work performed. •
The above statements are theoretical; the practical differs
widely, because, in the first place, 90 per cent, of the heat gen-
erated by its combustion escapes through the chimney in the
form of gases liberated from the coal while in the process of
burning, and between the loss from boiler to engine, and what is
consumed in overcoming friction of machinery, atmospheric re-
sistance,«etc., there is hardly any of our fuel utilized in perform-
ing actual work. If all the heat were utilized, there would be
required only 2700 coal miners, digging at the rate of three tons
per man per day, to furnish coal to the present existing steam
power ot the world. The time is coming, as coal gets scarce,
when ingenious inventers will put their heads together and work
to find a way to save that which is now lost. "Necessity is the
mother of invention." Novice.
Boys, here is an awfully good thing, taken from the Richmond
Register, and you should read it, and think about it, and heed
the advice it contains. Do this, and as sure as fate you'll
"get there."
L observed a locomotive in the railroad yards one dav;
It was waiting in the round house, where the locomotives stay ;
It was panting for the journey, it was coaled and fully manned ;
And it had a box the fireman was filling full of sand"
It appears that the locomotives cannot always get a grip
On their slender iron pavement, 'cause the wheels are apt to slip;
And when they reach a slippery spot, their tactics they command,
And to get a grip upon the rail', they sprinkle it with sand.
It's about this way with travel along life's slippery track,
If your load is rather heavy and you are always sliding back ;
So, if a common locomotive you completely understand,
You'll provide yourself in starting with a good supply of sand.
If your track is steep and hilly, and you have a heavy grade—
And if those who've gone before you have the rails quite slippery
If you ever reach the summit of the upper table land,
You'll find you'll have to do it with a liberal use of sand.
If you strike some frigid weather and discover to your cost,
That you're liable to slip on a heavy coat of frost,
Then some prompt, decided action will be called into demand—
And you'll slip 'way to the bottom if you haven't any sand.
You can get to any station that is on life's schedule seen—
If there's fire beneath the boiler of ambition's strong machine;
And you'll reach a place called Flushtovvn ata rate of speed that's
If for all the slippery places you've a good supply of sand.
—[Richmond (Ind ) Register.
Show Your Cards, Grover.
What game is Grover playing with the governmental cards?
P'r'aps it's euchre, an' he's "going it alone!"
To cast aside all partners and then turn down the trump—
Is high-handed, even Grover C. must own.

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McAdams, Walter B. The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 7, March 3, 1894, newspaper, January 27, 1894; Thurber, Texas. ( accessed December 11, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History,; crediting Tarleton State University.

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