The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 7, March 3, 1894 Page: 9
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TEXAS MINER . . . SUPPLEMENT.
THE TEXAS MINER.
'hurber, Teaxs, Saturday, March 3, 1894.
OUR FORT WORTH LETTER.
Fori Worth, Texas, March i, 1894.
Editor Tkxas Miner:
"The queen is dead—long live the queen." Mrs. Burchill,
who has been our able and worthy postmistress so long, has
stepped down and out, and Mrs. Turner has grasped the reins.
Now, we'll bet a great, big red apple that Airs. Turner will run
our postoffice so that Uncle Peter Smith and Mr. Howard Tully
and all the others that thought a man should have the appoint-
ment because the office was too big for a woman to fill, will just
own up they were mistaken. Mrs. Burchill run that office so
that there was less complaint from sore-heads than we ever
knew, and we believe Mrs. Turner will do likewise. Why
should not women have their share of the offices ? It ts conced-
ed that the brain of the average American woman acts quicker,
and that her natural impulses of right and justice are fairer than
the average American male, and I, for one, favor the extension
of giving our women a chance. Mr. Congressman Bell, we re-
turn you our thanks in this matter. President Cleveland has
made a mux of almost everything else he has done, but in this
appointment "he's all right." We are always willing to give the
old fellow said to be down below his due, so we dip our castor
to the President for this appointment.
We were going to give The Miner more of the names of the
men that helped and are yet helping to push Fort Worth to the
front, and here are some of them—more will follow: Uncle
John Peter Smith first, foremost and always; T. T. D. An-
drews, John C. McCarthy, Maj. K. M. Vanzandt, Capt. M. B.
Loyd, Uncle Eph Harrold, W. J. Boaz, the Messrs. Ellis, G. W.
Simpson, W. H. Taylor, G. Y. Smith, Crawford Bros., Washer
Bros., L. August & Co., Alexander & McVeigh, the Messrs.
Harrison, Col. E. W. Taylor, E. J. White, D. C. Bennet, and
oh, dozens of others—all good men.
While we have a lot of bright, pushing public spirited men, we
also have in this town some of the most narrow-minded men
that will squeeze blood out of a nickel—their whole thoughts are
chink, chink, $$, $$, $$, pull back in the traces and throw cold
water of the very coldest kind down the necks of public-spirited
citizens. We, of course, won't name them—but put your think-
ing cap on. and you will nose 'em out. Joseph Jones.
You Gi>t 'Km; We AVaut 'Em.
We want eggs.
We want butter.
We want farm products of every kind.
We will pay you the highest market price in cold cash.
Come and see us, and bring what you have to sell.
Texas & Pacific Coal Company,
H. K.Thurber, Vice-President.
New "Ails" This Week.
We are indeed much gratified at the way in which the adver-
tising public is showing its appreciation of The Miner as an
advertising medium. 'The business man knows a good thing
when he sees it—they've seen The Miner, and are now patron-
izing its columns. This week we introduce to our readers
the waples-platter grocer company
of Fort Worth, whose "ad" appears on the 5th page of this is-
sue. 'They claim to be the largest distributors in the state, and
are this week avertising that celebrated "Swiss Laundry Soap,"
and claim for it that for all purposes for which soap is used it is
the best. A test of their goods is solicited.
e. e. souther & brother
of St. Louis, Mo., make their bow to The Miner readers. 'They
are probably one of the largest, and certainly among the most
responsible, firms in the country manufacturing corrugated iron,
v-crimped roofing, pressed standing seam steel buck siding, and
all kinds of iron and steel and machine shop supplies. It is a
guarantee of the quality of their goods that they are handled by
the Texas and Pacific Coal company, and the same have always
had a large sale here, and have given entire satisfaction. Look
up their "ad," which appears immediately under that of the
joseph schlitz brewing company.
Everybody knows or has heard of Schlitz, the brewer of the just-
ly famous Schlitz beer. Well, the handsome electrotype cut of
this establishment is printed on the 7th page of this issue, show-
ing the extensive buildings which are the headquarters of this
great concern. Read their list of special brands of keg and bot-
tled beers. All these brands are too well known to need any
special mention from us. They have been tested by thousands
and thousands of people throughout the land, and the fact that
the annual output is one million barrels is sufficient evidence of
the sterling qualities and popularity of their goods.
Walter C. Ready.
The Liberty (Mo.) Advance, published at Capt. Ready's old
home, has the following to say of that thouroughly popular gen-
tleman: "News comes that the united Democracy is booming
our old friend, WTalter C. Ready of Thurber, Tex., formerly of
this place, for sheriff. Walter is made of the right kind of stuff
for that office, and if Clay county, Mo., could have a say in the
matter she would send a clear 4000 Democratic vote for him.
We wish him success, and pledge the Texans a fearless, honest
man if elected." Them's our sentiments, too, Brother Advance.
"Our Own Jeff."
Jeff N. Miller dropped in on us last Thursday. What? Who
is Jeff N. Miller? Why, he is one of the most genial fellows we
have ever met. He hails from Eddy, N. M., at which point his
headquarters as superintendent of the Pecos Valley railroad are
located. Jeff was on his way East to work up business for his
road and immigration for that famous fruit-growing section of
New Mexico, the Pecos Valley, when he dropped oft' at Thurber
just to say "howdy-do ?" and give a cordial shake of the hand to
the friends he has in this camp. It is always a pleasure to greet
such men as Jeff, and we hope to see him here often.
A friend of our's, upon the anniversary of the fortieth year of
his married life received the following telegram:
Forty years of work,
Forty years of bother,
Forty years of life—
Living for each other.
Forty years of love,
Forty years of pleasure,
Forty years of work—
Deserves forty years of leisure.
Mr. George Gould.
We expected Mr. George J. Gould, eldest son of the late Mr.
Jay Gould, to visit us yesterday. He wired "our Colonel" to
meet him on the special train and go east with him for a talk.
He did so. Mr. Gould regretted that urgent business prevented
him from coming up and accepting the courtesies extended him
by Col. Hunter, and said he would surely come on his next trip.
Mr. Gould probably directs more mileage of railways than any
one man in this country at this time, and his pilotage of his
large systems through the Cleveland-gold-bug-free-trade panic,
the worst ever known in this country, shows the ability of the
P. O. Thompson, whom John G. Deaton had arrested two
weeks ago,wras acquitted in 'Squire Williams' court here last Sat-
urday. The 'Squire said there was no proof positive that
Thompson shot at Deaton, though the bullets whistled uncom-
fortably close. There appears to be no great amount of affec-
tion lavished between these two farmers, who are neighbors,
and we may yet be forced to report the verdict of a coroner's
jury. The 'Squire gave them some "fatherly" advice, got up,
stretched, yawned, and bid them "go home and sin no more."
Mutual Aid and Benefit Society.
Don't forget that to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock the Mutual
Aid and Benefit society meets in the town hall. At this meet-
ing the committee on constitution and by-laws will make its re-
port, and its recommendations, with perhaps slight amend-
ments, adopted and the wheels of the society put in motion.
The membership roll will no doubt be largely increased to-^
morrow, as "our boys" are becoming more and more favorably
impressed with the "home insurance" idea.
Our Italian Colony.
We propose to devote a column of news to, from and about
"Sunny Italy" every week. We hope to have Mr. Ivancich edit
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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/m1/9/: accessed March 28, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Tarleton State University.