The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 33, September 1, 1894 Page: 8
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THE TEXAS MINER.
as used in the preparation of
Silver Churn Butterine, im-
parts a delightful flavor to the
product. Always sweet, fra-
grant and wholesome,
is approved by the most fas-
tidious housekeepers. Mrs.
Rorer, the cooking expert, pre-
fers it to creamery butter for
all uses. For sale by the best
On each wrapper you will see
A Silver Churn—our guarantee.
Armour Packing Co.
KANSAS CITY, U. S. A.
day night for Jacksboro, and will bring Cox to this county, but
whether to Thurber or Stephenville The Miner is unable to say
Joe Del Belli lingered until Tuesday morning and died, and
was buried at Gordon under the auspices of the two orders of
which he was a member in good standing—the Knights of
Pythias and Odd Fellows. He had been a resident of the camp
for four or five years, a miner, and there are none to say he was
not an honorable and upright man, looked upon by his country-
men as their leader and adviser. His wife, children and rela-
tives have the undivided sympathy of all.
Cox is a young man, has a wife and one child. He had long
been a trusted employe of the Company, and was at the time in
charge of the company stable as "boss" during the absence of
'Squire Williams. He was always quiet, inoffensive, gentleman-
ly and courteous toward every one, and it was not his custom to
engage in trouble or court a difficulty, and his act of Sunday
evening was a surprise to every one, and especially so to those
who knew him best.
The Míner could fill its pages with rumors concerning the
affair—of how the difficulty arose, etc., and stories of men who
have not yet testified, and who probably never will, nor could
they under oath. Some of these make it justifiable, while oth-
ers brand it as murder blacker than any that has ever disgraced
the criminal records of the country. The prompt action of the
T. & P. Coal Co., in offering a reward and instituting a search
resulted in quick action, and in less than three days Cox was
The wounded man at this writing suffering considerable pain,
but it is thought that in a short while he will come around all
resolutions of respect
At a regular meeting of Diamond Lodge, No. 159, held on
the evening of August 28, 1894, the following resolutions upon
the death of Joe Del Belli were unanimously adoDted:
Whereas, On August 27, 1894, the Supreme Chancellor above
has seen fit to remove from our midst our beloved Brother, Joe
Del Belli, be it
Resolved, That by his death the Lodge and the Order has
lost a good member and the town of Thurber a valuable citizen,
his wife a kind and affectionate husband, and his children an
Resolved, That this Lodge tenders to the bereaved family its
Knightly sympathy in this sad hour.
Resolved. That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the
family of our deceased brother, be spread upon the minutes, and
that they also be published in the Pythian Knight and The
Texas Miner. Wallace Baker,
E. F. Johnson,
There will be a grand ball given at Thurber Hall, on Tuesday
night, September 4, for the benefit of Mrs. Robt. Tweed. There
will be a valuable gold ring given to the best lady waltzer, also a
handsome scarf pin to the best gentleman waltzer. The judges
of the competition to be elected by the audience. Music by the
Thurber String Band, which has offered its services free. The
Committee guarantees a good time to all.
Committee of Arrangements—D. C. Heatherington, C. M.
Cooper, A. B. Gordon, Jim Matthews, Robt. McKinnon, A. H.
Floor Managers—Wm. Biddle. W. A. Pullman, Jim Matthews,
J. A. Lloyd. Robt. Loflin, J. L. Reeves.
Tickets for sale at all places of business in camp.
The Gin a Success.
On last Friday, August 24th, the new cotton gin erected by
the Texas & Pacific Coal company was put in operation, and the
first bale for Erath counvy was ginned, belonging to Mr. Winnig,
living three miles east of Thurber. Hie bale weighed 424
pounds, and Mr. Winnig was the recipient of a $10 prize paid*
by the Texas & Pacific Coal company, and also was given the
bagging and ties gratis. He was well pleased with the work of
the new gin, as were all parties concerned, and Mr. Winnig has
a large crop of the fleecy staple which he will bring to this gin.
and try to induce all his neighbors to do likewise.
Mr. J. T. Wright of Cleburne is here. He is an experienced
cotton man and will make the gin his headquarters, and the
farmers may rest assured he will give their product the best class-
ing and pay the highest cash price. The gin's take-off for gin-
ning is one-fourteenth, and bagging and ties can be had for 75
Farmers can bring their corn every Saturday for grinding, and
when the ginning season is in full blast grinding will be done
The company is well pleased with the working of the gin, and
feel assured they can give the farmers better results than any sim-
ilar concern in Texas. ,
The seed cotton from Mr. Winnig's 424 pounds of cotton
weighed 1,500 pounds.
Mr. Frank Lewis is in charge of the billiard hall and library
during Mr. Roark's absence.
Peter Cooper is the happiest man in camp because he is now
comfortably fixed in a new and commodious machine shop.
What's the matter with No. 5?—702 tons in one day. "She's
all right." Where are the other boys? Echo answers "where?"
Col. Hunter's party is expected back home in a few days. A
letter from Warfield Ward to The Miner says they had a great
If you want to see business done right up to the handle just
go to the T. & P. Coal Co.'s stores—"peesiness is peesiness"
The largest line of musical instruments ever seen in Thurber
soon to be put in at the drug department. They are going to be
sold cheap, too.
Mr. Reeves of the drug store has just received a large stock of
school supplies, including everything needed in school. Prices
are away down.
I he drug department has just received a shipment of new
styles of ladies' money purses, hand satchels, etc. They are
beauties, and you should see them.
The wagon yard is crowded every night with our country
friends, who greatly appreciate the Company's liberality in pro-
viding a place for their stock and wagons.
Our "devil,' Master Stirley Dodson, has "yumped his yob,"
his parents having gone to reside in Coryell county. Stirley is a
good boy and a steady, willing worker.
The T. & P. cotton gin is said to be on the same line thor-
oughly built work, as all the rest of the arrangements of the
company. Good tools, active brains do good work.
Mr. Jeff Cowden, who is just in from New Mexico, relates that
Mr. Arch Frew, who left here in such poor health, has grown
fat, and has not experienced an unwell day since he departed.
r"hev sav there arc no retail stores in the- T .nne St.-ir Stat*
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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/m1/8/: accessed April 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Tarleton State University.