The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 10, March 24, 1894 Page: 2
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THE TEXAS MINER.
THE TEXAS MINER.
W. B. McADAMS, EDITOR.
One Year $1.00.
Single Copies 5C
Advertising Rates made known on application to the Business Office.
PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY.
Entered at the Post-Office in Thurber, Texas, as Second-Class Mail Matter.
Thurber, Texas, Saturday, March 24, 1894.
With this issue we give our readers fourteen pages—a growth
of ten pages in two short months ! Soon, perhaps, The Texas
Miner will be sixteen—or even twenty—pages. The advertis-
ing public, appreciating a good thing when they see it, clamors
for space in our columns. They must have it, and our readers
must also have the news, and we will give it to them accom-
modate them both, the reading and advertising public. The
Miner is an all home-print, home get-up paper, and while we are
proud of its present typographical appearance, further improve-
ments are yet to be made.
mand confidence, with an internal commerce so vast as to ex-
ceed comparison, with internal indebtedness moderate, and with
credit liberal to a degree, yet not abused to the point of undue
expansion or speculative danger.'1
This describes better than our feeble pen can the present situ-
ation of this country. The young men just arriving at maturity
can, if they so choose, make a place for themselves somewhere,
in some spot or place, where they can not only make a living,
but can begin to accumulate capital, lo do that he must be
frugal and industrious, truthful and just; he must establish his
character for morality and sobriety ; he must earn and deserve
the respect and esteem of good men and women.
'•Causes bring effects," and as certain as that the sun rises
and sets, just so certain is it that the young man who pursues
this course will make his mark in the community in which he re-
sides and will become a prominent and prosperous citizen. And
it is just as sure that the young man who pursues the opposite
policy will never amount to anything, with a strong probability of
becoming a burden on his friends (if he has any left) or land in
the poor house or penitentiary.
The time to begin to build a character and reputation is when
you are young. It is as easy to wreck reputation as it is to run
a ship on the rocks—it is only turning the rudder in the wrong
direction, and it is just as hard to retrieve a ruined reputation as
it is to get a vessel off irom the rocks on a bold shore. NOW,
boys, is the time to begin. NOW is the time to let your friends
and acquaintances know that it is your intention to become an
influential citizen of this commonwealth.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT.
"We live in a new and exceptional age. America is another
name for opportunity. Its whole history appears like a last ef-
fort of Divine Providence on behalf of the human race."
We do not know who wrote the above, but it is certainly food
for thought for the young men who are now coming toward man-
hood. Very few young men who have been born in this coun-
try can appreciate the wonderful advantages they possess over
those who live in European countries. There all business posi-
tions are filled to repletion, and only those who have influential
friends can even obtain the chance to show that they have abil-
ity. A service of from three to five years is demanded in almost
everv line of trade, and in many cases an amount of money is
paid by the parents of young men to even have the chance to
work for a mere nominal sum for three to five years. Then,
after learning the «business, the wages are very low compared
with wages being paid in this country. Here it is thought that
it is pretty hard lines if a boy cannot earn something toward a
living at the time that he is obtaining a business education.
From Erastus Wiman's "Key to Success" we quote:
"The period is unique. The closing decade of a century in
which the chances of success have been so great, that more has
been accomplished for mankind than in all previous time. A
year of commemoration in which the world is invited to observe,
by a splendid exposition, at a center remarkable in itself in its
sudden greatness, what has been accomplished in the past, and
what is possible in the future. The acme attained in industrial
effort, so far as the extent of product is concerned. The widest
fertile stretches on the earth's surface subdued by the most intel-
ligent industry, aided by inventive skill. The climax reached in
the perfection of means of communication, and the movement of
products. With education well nigh universal, and the intellec-
tual development of the people rapidly progressing, with no for-
eign debt, no standing army, no outside foes, and no internal
dissensions—with wealth acquired surpassing all other nations,
with ability to maintain the highest standard of living for the
greatest number, with an abundant currency, in the soundness of
which there is no doubt, and with financial institutions that com-
A PRAYER to GROVER CLEVELAND.
Almighty and all obstinate Cleveland, we bow before Thee in
humble submission! Each day as this world (which was made
for Thee) is hurled through ethereal space, we have additional
proofs of Thy greatness. Almighty and all powerful Master, we
have a panic throughout the land; it is spreading disaster every-
where; it has knocked the everlasting stuffing out of the seat of
our pants and left its imprint on our own and wife and children's
clothing. This is all very well in the summer time, but when the
cold north winds whistle through our ragged clothing it makes us
sad and makes us wish that You would throw away Your fish
pole, kick over the bait can and straighten out matters, as we
know that You only can.
You can make a gold dollar that will buy two or three days'
work, 10 bushels of wheat, and 50 pounds cotton; and when we
get hold of that dollar we would praise Thee. We thank Thee,
most excellent Master, for Thy friendly interest in behalf of the
bankers—make their paths easy, and their burdens light, increase
the value of their dollars and the number of their mortgages; give
them gold, and demolish silver with the lightning of Thy wrath;
help us, oh, mighty Cleveland, to love our enemies!
If England smites us on one cheek, let us turn unto her the
other, let us learn that it is good for us to leave our own work-
men to hunger and thirst, that the workmen of Europe may live
and thrive in manufacturing goods for us that our own wage
earners might manufacture. And to that end. oh, Master, push
through the Wilson bill! Let every Democratic congressman
understand that he must vote as You say, for that you hold the
"bait-box." No good Democrat should vote contrary to Your
orders, for do you not know what is best for us better than we
do ourselves? We trust in You. oh, Master; Thy ways are past
finding out, but we trust in Thee. One message from You will
put the Republicans and Populists to flight. Even now, all over
this great and wonderful country, they are beginning to run in
fear of Thy wrath, for see the election returns from Pennsylvania
and Ohio and New Jersey, and especially read the New York
Sun. You have them all on the run—keep them agoing, and we
will ever praise Thee.
We especially commend Your wisdom in taking off the duty
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McAdams, Walter B. The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 10, March 24, 1894, newspaper, January 27, 1894; Thurber, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth200457/m1/2/: accessed November 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Tarleton State University.