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The Thurber Journal
The Thurber Journal
Contributed by dorholub

Date: June 4 1904

Newspaper published in: Thurber

Source: Texas State Archives

Page/Column: Volume VIII, No. 47, Whole No. 441

A Few Very Interesting Reportorial Reminiscences

ENGLEWOOD, ILLINOIS, October 10, 1903 — As I said before, great men have a hard life of it and the vicissitudes of the old reportorial life are sometimes interesting and more amasing at distance of years than when first experienced.

Your measure taken at
T.P.M. & M. Company’s Dry Goods Store

Fits Thurber’s Case
Mr. Joe C. Moore, a leading citizen of Parker county, states his views on the prohibition question through the Weatherford Democrat.
Garner, Texas, May, 2, 1904

Imperial Crown Perfume
Sold at T.P. & M. Co. Drug Store
Thurber, Texas

Texas & Pacific Coal Company
(successor to GREEN & HUNTER BRICK CO.)
Only Union Brick Plant in Texas
every employee a union man with a paid-up working card
Pressed Building Brick
Vitrified Paving Brick
and Sidewalk Tilings
Our bricks are made of finest shale freem from lime
Yards at Thurber, Texas
Daily Capacity 200,00
Sales Agent: Arthur S. Goetz, Wheat Building, Fort Worth, Texas

A Few Special Prices!
100 pounds the famous Peacock Flour - $2.75
100 pounds of Britton’s Best Flour - 2.75
8 p’k’g’s XXXX, Lion or Arbuckle Coffee - 1.00
18 pounds Standard Granulated Sugar - 1.00
20 pounds Yellow clarified Sugar - 1.00
14 pounds Fancy No. 1 Head Rice - 1.00
20 pounds Mexican Beans - 1.00
16 pounds Lima Beans - 1.00
100 Bars Nugget soap - 2.10
100 Bars Silk Soap - 3.75
Four 4-pound Packages Gold Dust - .90
30-pound Bucket Excellent Jelly - 1.25
14 pounds good Broken Rice - 1.00
10 pounds High Grade Evaporated Apples - 1.00
10 pounds High grade California Peaches - 1.00
Standard full pack Corn, per can, 10c; dozen 1.00
Standard 2-lb Tomatoes, can 10c, dozen - 1.00
20 pounds Navy Beans - 1.00
One Gallon Pure Apple Vinegar - .25
Six cans American Sardines - .25
Three Cans Mustard Sardines - .25
One Pound Mixed, Green or Black Tea - .50
No. 1 Fine Salt, Barrell - 1.65
Three Cans Early June Peas - .25
Three Cans String Beans - .25
Select Breakfast Foods
Ralston’s Hominy
Grits, “Force,” Brittle Bits
Pancake Flour
Cream of Wheat
Shredded Wheat
Grape Nuts
Biscuits, Buckwheat and Graham Flour

Remember we carry at all times a full and complete line of FEED STUFFS, consisting of bright PRAIRIE HAY, CORN CHOPS, BRAN, OATS, CORN, etc., at LOWEST PRICES.
Grocery Department T.M.M. & M. Co., Thurber

A “Holler” From “Quig”
Texas Pacific Merchantile & Manufacturing Co.
B.M. Quigley

A Few Scenes About Thurber Briefly Noticed
The lake shown above is the largest in the vicinity of Thurber and is but a few minutes walk from the center of the town. It covers an area of 185 acres and in many places has a depth of over thirty feet. This lake is the reservoir that furnishes water for Thurber and precautions have been taken to keep the water pure. Bathing is not allowed and in order to protect the lake from becoming a public resort, the company has leased the reservoir to the R.D. Hunter Fishing and Boating Club, composed of 80 members, who furnish a guarantee that none of the rules and regulations for the protection of water, as laid down by the company, shall be violated. THe lake is enclosed and no trespassing is allowed thereon. At the foot of the lake is a pumping station and on a hill near the center of town a stand pipe is located so that the water pressure is sufficient to give ample protection against fire, and Thurber has a splendid volunteer fire company with signals and apparatus giving first-class protection. Many of the houses are piped with water, and those that are not are visited daily by the water wagon. And water is furnished as cheap or cheaper in Thurber than any other mining camp in the South. Certainly no purer water can be found.

The Meat Market and Ice Plant in Thurber are as complete as one be found in any city. The capacity of the Ice Plant is twenty tons per day, and ice is furnished the residents at the same price per hundred pounds as prevails in the large cities.
The Meat Market is in reality a market, cold storage and packing house combined, and three miles out of town is the slaughter house where the meats are dressed. The Market contains everything found in any up-to-date house; game of all kinds in season, fish, and oysters, and all kinds of vegetables; in fact nothing is wanterd. In the packing house all kinds of sausages are made, hams are smoked, sides cured, and the cold storage is large enough to accommodate the town. It is hardly necessary to say that every employee in and around these institutions are organized men. The meat currers have full recognition and their contract calls for the use of their label on all products of the packing house.
[picture is in the newspaper]

Lamm & Co., Tailors
Mr. B.M. Quigley
Stylish Clothing
T.P.M. & M. Co.’s Dry Goods Store
Thurber, Texas

The machine shop at Thurber is one of the best equipped in the State. The work for the mines and brickyard called for all kind of labor, iron moulding, repair work, and in this illustration may be seen some of the smoke stacks made and assembled. Nine hours constitutes a day’s work in this shop, and the men are paid as high wages as is paid in any of the large cities of the South, with price and one half and double price for over-time. That every employee is a Union man it is unnecessary to say.

The above [picture] is a cut of the brick cottages on Marston street, one of the principal streets in town.

It requires a large barn and stable and many horses and mules to furnish the needs of Thurber. All of the teams used in and around the brick yard are kept at this stable [picture] and all used on top of the mines, and these alone require lots of room, and the wages paid in this stable equals those of any stable in the State. The blacksmith shop which appears in the distances is equipped to do all kinds of work.

To give the reader an idea of what some of the best miners earn, of what can be done in the mines of Thurber by a hard-working, practical miner, we give below the names of a few. The figures are the gross earnings, from which must be deducted operating expenses, such as powder, dynamite and oil, and this can be estimated by the miner. Some of the names given had helpers, and we so designated:
Adam lawkins, $101.63
F. Scherrueble, (young man helping) $129.07
C. Weerawichy, (two men) $126.71
George Wydnba, $92.32
Angelo Reginatta, $73,14
T. Torremeno (two boys helping) $122.28
Peter Brigioni, $76.80
Mike Brigioni, $82.45
John Franchioni, $79.57
Celeste Bohy, (young man helping) $104.88
Pete Bisal, 80.76
John Verette, $93.76
Joe Casteldo, $79.19
Tom Friend, $72.71
Antonio Bracco, $72.15
Jake Garlick, 72.27
Pete Schultz, $61.64
The number of names given are sufficient to give a practical miner of low coal amounts that can be earned here at present. A great many of the miners say it is possible to put in vogue the system of “breaking” all coal, and that if this is done earnings would average more, the cost of powder is eliminated, and the mines made more pleasant to work in. At present some men are “breaking” and some are “shooting.” This is entirely optional with the miner.

General Office Operating Department

Owned and published by Texas Pacific Mercantile & Manufacturing Co.
J.G. Britton, Editor and Manager

Subscription rates
One year - $1.00
Single copies - 8 cts

“The Old Concord”

The New Home of the Dry Goods

Published every Saturday Morning

For District Judge
J.W. Parker
W.J. Oxford (re-election)

For District Clerk
Joe K. Terrett

For Congress, Twelfth District
G.W. Gillespie
W.F. Poindexter

For County Judge
L.N. Frank
M.J. Thompson
Ben Palmer

For County Clerk
John W. Frey
B.P. Cole
Rufus A. Morton
Dan A. Rogers

For County Treasurer
George F. (Bud) Parker
W.T. Lowe
J.T. Starr (for re-election)
J.A. Hill

For Sheriff
Mack Creswell
R.T. (Tut) Hume

For Tax Assessor
J.W. (Will) Fulkerson
A.L. Ward
J.L. Hall
Ike N. Poind
W.C. (Bill) Burnett
John E. Burnett

For Tax Collector
H.T. (Riggs) Roberts
Davis S. Doyle

For County Attorney
B.E. Cook

For Commissioner Precinct 4
L.J. Blain
P.F. (Pete) Thornton

For County Commissioner Precinct 1
G.C. Hamilton

For Justiice Peace
J.N. (Jap) Williams
D.C. Hamilton
W.L. Stump

For Constable
D.O. Bracken
Nath W. Webb

A desperate attempt to defeat Judge Oxford for re-nominations for Distriict Judge in the Erath District is being made by a few politicians at Stephenville. — Comanche Visitor

The Journal is indebted to The Union Banner of Fort Worth, whose write up of Thurber appeared some weeks ago.

Special U.C.V. Decorated Train via Texas & Pacific Ry.
Special train will leave Sunday, June 12th from Ft. Worth at 9:00 a.m. Dallas 10:00 a.m. and Texarkana 7:45 p.m. arrived at Nashville, Tennessee.
E.P. Turner, General Passenger Agent, Dallas, Texas

“Martin’s Best’
In Quart, Pint, and Half-Pint bottles only, full measure
For sale in all saloons.
Bottled and guaranteed by
Martin Casey & Co.
Fort Worth, Texas

Union Men
Union Miner
Its Union Made

The German-American Provision Company
Salami and Cervelat Sausages
Circle “E” Blue Ribbon Brand Canned Meats

S. Grabfelder & Co.
Louisville, KY
Distillery Number 401
Clermont, Kentucky

S. Grabfelder & Co’s
American Malt, Echo Spring
Woodford County, Rose Valley

Glauser- Ladrick Co.


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