The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 33, September 1, 1894 Page: 4
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THE TEXAS MINER.
THE TEXAS MINER.
WALTER B. McADAMS, EDITOR.
One Year $1.00.
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PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY.
Entered at the Post-Office in Thurber, Texas, as Second-Class Mail Matter.
Thurber, Texas, Saturday, September- 1, 1894.
The Miner wants every one of its readers to express his or
her opinion on the leading issues of the day, and to that end we
print a coupon on this page of this issue, which we wish you
would cut out and use to enlighten us on the question of how we
all stand on the tariff and silver questions. Every one knows
how The Miner stands on those questions. Now, The Miner
wants to know how its patrons think. You may vote anony-
mously if you wish, but we would like every voter's name sub-
scribed to his vote. The result will be announced in due time.
g I am in favor of protection to home industries.
g I am in favor of free trade.
0 I am in favor of the Wilson Bill with Senate
y I am in favor of the free coinage of silver at a ratio
I? of 16 to 1.
m I am in favor of a single standard of money with
gold as a basis.
Name of voter
f§ NOTE—In voting draw a line through all ex-
cept such doctrines as you favor. After filling out
coupon mail or hand to the Editor of the Miner.
We are now at liberty to open any conversation without refer-
ring to Congress or Cleveland.
The Republican convention at Dallas this week was a marvel
for harmony. It takes Republicans to do a thing neatly and with
The latest reports from Kentucky are not favorable to Willie-—
his attempts to throw mud on his adversaries have been all in
If Morton carries New York by 100,000 majority, who will
dare oppose him for the Presidency in 1896? Where will Little
Mac and Big Tom be then?
"When the band begins to play the boys around the monkeys'
cage had better get out of the way." 'rhat's what we advise
goldbug Democrats, for the band will play in November next.
The north winds of this week have made life unendurable, al-
most. in this vicinity. Still, we must not complain, for we have
had a really delightful summer. No man has a kick due him.
The Populist nominee for Congress—Jenkins of Brownwood—
is a strong protectionist and sound on the silver question. He
should be unhesitatingly endorsed by the Republican convention,
which will insure his election. Wilson bills and Cleveland dol-
lars will cost Bell his seat. Just remember this when you read
the result next November.
The Democratic party, after eighteen months of squabbling
and quarreling, has at last presented the people with a bill which
the Democratic platform declares to be "a robbery and a fraud"
The Cleveland branch of the Democratic party of Texas has
in effect said, "We are in favor of the goldbug policy of making
the rich richer and the poor poorer," by holding on to the mono-
metal policy of Wall street. Let's give them a lesson this fall
they will not forget.
If Levi P. Morton is nominated for Governor by the Repub-
licans in New York he will be elected by 100,000 majority. The
people love Morton and are ever ready to help the man who
chartered a ship and sent it loaded with flour to Ireland, out of
his own individual pocket, and without saying a word to a single
man, woman or child about it, when that unfortunate country
was devastated by famine. Such whole-hearted, honest charity
wins fame for any man; it is a guarantee of the man himself.
The people are getting very tired of hearing Peter Jackson
talk about race prejudice in the South being so great that he dare
not fight Corbett in New Orleans. Jacksop would do well Lo
enquire of little Dixon how he fared after whipping Skelly in that
city in 1892. The little colored lad was the lion of the club;
they fairly showered honors upon him. If the truth were known. '
it would be found that it was not race prejudice, but fear of a
dreadful beating at. the hands of Corbett, that keeps Peter from
Our Fort Worth correspondent in his letter this week calls at-
tention to the new system of punishment inflicted upon the women
prisoners in the calaboose. The Miner can only say that it
agrees in every particular with its correspondent's views on the
subject. To compel men prisoners to work at manual labor in
liquidating a fine is perfectly proper, for they are only required
to do work of the same character they do when at liberty, in most
instances; but to compel a poor, unfortunate, weak woman to do
the work that would soon wear out a strong man, and that, too,
in public, and before the very gaze of the ladies and children of
Fort Worth and its visitors, is not only inhuman, but is an evi-
dence of the gross, low and vulgar instincts of the average mod-
ern ward heeler who becomes an alderman, or even a higher
official. The unfortunate part is that the ordinance is* clearly
constitutional, for the law recognizes no difference between men
and women when it comes to punishment of crime; but how it
makes the blood of any gentleman boil to think of the stain upon
their sex that the act of these vulgar heelers has caused.
GIVE US A HARD ONE, PLEASE.
THE Baltimore American figures it out in this unsympathetic
manner, which, however, tells of some of the expense the
American Railway Union was to the workingmen: Debs gets
$3,000 a year; the vice-president and the secretary get $2,000
each; the six directors receive $1,500 each; there are seventy or-
ganizers who receive $5 a day; ten clerks are employed with
wages of from $2 to $4 a day. The strike headquarters in Chi-
cago cost $10,000 a month; 1.000 telegrams a day which have
been sent and received since the strike began cost from $400 to
$500. The missionary work of sending speakers to other points
and hiring halls means in the aggregate $3,000 a day. Who
That's not a hard question to knswer. Why, it is the man who
is working on the railroads at a small per diem. We ask, "Who
lives high, dresses well, rides around the country and talks loudly,
smokes costly cigars and drinks high priced liquors?" We can.
tell you it is the agitators.
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McAdams, Walter B. The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 33, September 1, 1894, newspaper, September 1, 1894; Thurber, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth200480/m1/4/: accessed June 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Tarleton State University.