The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 8, March 10, 1894 Page: 9
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TEXAS MINER SUPPLEMENT.
L. M. Rumsey M'f'g Co.
Manufacturers and Jobbers of
Engines, Boilers and Hoisting Machinery,
. . . Mine, Mill, Machinists' . . .
Blacksmith and Foundry Supplies,
Agricultural Implements, Pumps, Gas Pipe, Belting,
Hose and Packing.
810 n. 2nd street,
st. louis, mo.
It is talked around that we are going to have a cotton gin
built in this town this summer.
'•Why was Blank fired?" '"He got the idea into his head
that he was one of the big guns."—Philadelphia Record.
Next Saturday is the 17th of March, the day on which every
true-hearted Irishman thinks of the land of his birth, the bright
little Emerald isle, with love and fond remembrance of happy,
Invitations are out for a party, this evening, at the residence
of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Lewis. The well-known reputation of
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis is sufficient guarantee that a most enjoyable
time will be had.
The name of Coal Mines Junction has been changed to Hun-
ter, in honor ot • Our Colonel." A certain gentleman—you all
know him—upon being told of the change, remarked: "Why,
1 go to Hunt-'er every Sunday."
Is it a ghost that haunts shaft No. 6, or is it, as some of the
boys state, the ethereal torm 01 Boo 1 weed, who, we understand,
has been working in that shatt lately dressed in one of Tom
Armstrong's masquerade suits i An investigation is in order.
The meeting of the Mutual Aid and Benetit association, which
was to have been held in the town hall last Sunday, was post-
poned until to-morrow at 2 o'clock. Everybody should turn out
to this meeting and hear the report 01 the committee on con-
stitution and oy-iaws.
It is with sorrow that we record the death of Mrs. Thomas
Herald, neice ol JVlrs. Wallace Baker. This sad event occurred
last week. The Miner, in connection with the many friends or
the tamily, tenders its sincere sympathy to the bereaved husband
and chiluren in this ttieir time oí great affliction.
It is said that mistakes occur in the best regulated establish-
ments. We try hard to avoid making them, but we will do it,
once in awhile, all the same. In our last issue we unstated
• Novice" m saying that - one pound ot hydrogen contained
63,338 units 01 heat." It should nave read, 53,338 units
Eureka Chapter No. 7, R. A. M., will have a public installa-
tion and festival on Wednesday evening, March 21, 1894, to
which all are cordially invited. Relreshments ot all kinds will be
served in the hall. Good order will be observed. Admission
tree to all. By order of Committee.
Herbert Cowden, one of the brightest little chaps in this
camp, is now performing the duties of office boy at the head-
quarters of the general store. Herbert is a little fellow who fills
a little place, but both will grow in time, and we will bet that the
boy keeps pace with the onward and upward march. He is
made ot that material.
A very interesting address was delivered by R. F. Cronch to
the members 01 the G. O. of O. F., (colored), on last Sundav, the
occasion being the annual anniversary of that order. This order
numbers among its members many of the brightest and best
colored citizens of Thurber as all who attended the services last
Sunday can testify.
Services will be held regularly, from this on, at the Union
church ; morning service at 11 o'clock, and prayer meeting in
the evening at 7:30. The pnlpit at this church, to-morrow, will
be filled by Rev. J. T. Harris, who lives north of town. Mr.
Harris is a christian gentleman and also a an excellent busines
man who believes, and acts the belief, of "doing unto others as
we would have others do unto us."
At a meeting, recently held, of Eureka Chapter, No. 7, Royal
Arch Masons, the following officers were elected to serve for the
ensuing year: A. Winbush, treasurer; L. R. Gaines, secretary ;
Yancy Brooks, King; A. J. Taylor, scribe; W. H. Clay, M. E.
H. priest; William Eddens, C. of H.; John R. Gray, P. S.; A.
Harris, R. A. C.; R. T. Cronch, M. istveil; H. H. Haskins,
M. 2nd veil; John Gray, M. 3rd veil; James Lain, sentinel.
He Got the Prize.
A young lady teacher recently offered a prize to the scholar
who would write a verse containing the most expressive senti-
ment ending with the word "Mascot." All had recited but one,
a small boy, who arose and said :
As I was walking through the fields
My mind was tilled with thought;
I tried to climb a barbed-wire fence,
Was half way over, and—"Mascot!"
We Offer No Argument.
The Fort Worth Daily Mail, the best afternoon paper in the
Lone Star state, carries at it's mast-head the legend "If you see
it in the Mail it is so," and prides itself on never having been
called down. The Mail, in speaking of The Texas Miner,
said "it is one of the brightest, newsiest weeklies in the state."
The Fort Worth Gazette says "The Miner is strongly advo-
cating the claims of the Thurber locality as a rich field for de-
Mr. Bissell was a visitor from afar, last week. He hails from
Dr. Walker was over from Gordon during the week and came
in and got acquainted.
Fred. Lewis run in on us last Thursday. He returned to the
Fort the following day.
The representative of the great house of Church & Co., New
York, was in town yesterday.
J. W. Dally, of Oklohama, is a recent arrival, and has
secured a position in the general store.
Mr. Eaton, salesman for C. I). Hartnett, of Weatherford, was
here a few days since, in the interest of his firm.
L. D. Brannon, the new jeweler, watch maker and repairer,
has arrived and taken up his headquarters at the drug store.
C. H. Platter, ot the Waples-Platter Grocer company, of Fort
W'orth, came in yesterday and made this office a pleasant cali.
Capt. West, scale inspector for the Texas & Pacific railway
company, has been in town the past few days attending to duties.
Messrs. M. L. Jones, Amarillo; Robt. Coombs, Fort Worth;
S. Flaver< and A. T. Chapman, Dallas, were among the visitors
Mark I.ogan, candidate for county attorney of Erath county,
and R. T. Holt, candidate for tax collector, both of Bluffdale,
called on us yesterday.
Mr. Percy Taylor, of Alexandria, Louisiana, while enroute
home from Eddy, New Mexico, laid over Wednesday to see his
nephew, Archie Haworth.
Charley Pratt, of Abliene, or "Jolly Charley;" as the boys all
call him, who knows and is known by everybody in this great
state, was a visitor to the town last week and a guest of "our
Hugh Stratton, formerly an employe of the Texas & Pacific
Coal company, but now with the American national bank, of
Dallas, was here between trains, Sunday, and was cordially
greeted by his many friends.
B W. Johnson, representing J. M. Robinson, Norton & Co's
Manufacturing Co., Louisville, Ky., was in town this week and
sold a bill of his ready-made overalls, etc., to Mr. Cammack.
He isa genial gentleman, and we hope to see more of him.
DUBLIN ICE CO.,
Bottlers of Soda Water
All Carbonated Drinks
M. C. GILLETTE. MGR.
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McAdams, Walter B. The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 8, March 10, 1894, newspaper, January 27, 1894; Thurber, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth200455/m1/9/: accessed September 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Tarleton State University.