THÜRBER, TEXAS, SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 1894.
FLASHES OF THOUGHT,
Indolence is the sleep of the mind.—[Vonvenargues.
Vanity is the only intellectual enjoyment of many people.
It is not so much the love of the world that we seek it. as to
escape our own companionship.
There are more fools than sages; and among the sages, there
is more folly than wisdom.—[Chamfort.
To judge of the real importance of an individual, one should
think of the effect his death would produce.—[Leris.
There are in the world, circumstances that give us for mas-
ters, men we would not make our valets.—[Mme Roland.
It is never the opinions of others that displease us, but the
pertinacity they display in obtruding them upon us.—[Ionbert.
The discovery of truth by slow, progressive meditation is
talent. Intuition of the truth not preceded by meditation is
One of the most effectual ways of pleasing and of making one's
self loved is to be cheerful ; joy softens more hearts than tears.
—[Mme. de Sartory.
God took His softest clay and His purest colors and made a
fragile jewel, mysterious and caressing—the finger of woman ;
then He fell asleep. The devil awoke and at the end of that
rosy finger put—a nail.—[Victor Hugo.
FLASHES OF FHUN,
There is a man in our city,
Who was inspired to write a ditty,
About a man who wears a cap;
And tries to give a litlle slap
About his likeness to a C .
Hut if he would mind his business better,
He would not have to write a letter,
For publication in ''The Miner,"
A paper that could not be finer,
And is nota medium for a loon.
"Didn't he prove to be your friend in times of adversity?"
"Yes; in times of his adversity."
Landlord—You should always pay as you go, young man.
Impecunious Lodger—True, but I don't intend to go for six
• Why did everybody laugh so long over that story of old
Boreby's? It wasn't a bit funny." "They were afraid he
would tell another if they kept quiet."
Teacher—Can any little boy tell me why St Peter is always
at the gate. Johnny Fergusson—I reckon he's a-layin1 fer dose
fellers w'at robbed him to pay Paul!—Puck.
Gallup—Do you think I can safely trust a business secret to
Banks? Higbee—1 should say so. I lent him a sovereign
nearly a year ago, and he has never breathed a word about
Mistress (kindly): Jane, I hear you have been seen in this
park with my husband. Jane (defiantly) : Yes Ma'am ; I have.
Mistress (still more kindly) : Well, Jane, you are a good girl,
and I dislike to lose you, but I cannot have anyone about the
house who keeps bad company.
Porter of Sleeping Car—Your berth is the top one, lady.
Passenger—What do you take me for, a bundle of old fashioned
dry goods that you want to put out of sight on the top shelf?
Porter of Sleeping Car—No, madam, only an angel, who ought
to be as near heaven as possible.—[Boston Gazette.
OUTSIDE OUR OWN LITTLE WORLD.
Negotiations are pendiug for the establishment of a large sugar
factory at Dubuque, Iowa.
Blondín, the famous tight-rope walker, celebrated his seven-
tieth birthday on last Wednesday.
In several sections of Kentucky spotted fever is raging, and
many deaths therefrom has resulted.
English papers report the speedy resignation of Mr. Gladstone,
as premier, and that the position has been offered Lord
Glass manufacturers waited on the President, a few days ago.
and urged either the retention of existing duties or quick action
on the tariff bill.
Three men were terribly injured by the exploding of a Balti-
more and Ohio locomotive engine at Nascum's Mills, W. Va..
on last Wednesday.
A murderer sentenced to be hanged by the courts of Penn-
sylvania, committed suicide by swallowing a mixture of match-
heads and vinegar.
Fifty-one miners were recently tried and convicted on the
charge of rioting in Mansfield and Burmuda, Pa., and were sen-
tenced to the penitentiary.
It is said that a lively trade is being done between Fort
Worth and Dallas. Beer shipped from Fort Worth is the
prominent feature of the trading.
A fight is on between two factions of the Toledo, Ohio, branch
of the A. P. A., or anti-Roman catholic society. Full exposure
of the society's plans is threatened.
Congressman Wilson, of West Virginia, father of the "Wilson
bill," is reported seriously ill with typhoid fever, at Guadalajara,
Mexico, and is not expected to live.
R. L. Whitaker, convicted of embezzeling postoffice funds at
Junction City, Texas; has been sentenced, by Federal Judge
Maxey, to Sing Sing for three years.
The Texas state treasurer received, during last February,
$23,658 from the sale of public free school land, and $14,984
from the lease of public free school land.
The prominent feature of the Fair at Waco; Texas, this year,
will be a --Cotton Palace." A novel idea, and a good one.
Waco deserves much credit for her enterprise.
F. M. Brown, a grocery merchant of Houston, Texas, is
under arrest charged with having criminally assaulted a thirteen-
year-old girl. The penalty for rape in Texas is death.
The hard coal mines in Monroe county, N. C., which have
been shut down for thirty years on account of having been
flooded, are to be pumped and mining operations resumed.
Miss Celia Livers, of Simpson county, Kentucky, a young
woman scarcely eighteen years old, has recently married the
fourth husband she has had in the past two years. The strange
thing is, all four are living and she has never been divorced.
The Hatch anti-option bill is meeting with much opposition.
A meeting of representative business men from eleven of our
largest trade centers, was held in Chicago recently, and resolu-
tions aenouncing the bill were adopted. Delegates were ap-
pointed who will go to Washington to fight it.
It is worthy of note that although there were but 419,000 bales
of cotton received in New York in 1893, yet during that year
52,000,000 bales were sold on the Cotton Exchange of that city.
The imagination of the speculators furnished the 49,581,000
bales over and above those actually grown. As a people, we
are great, and nothing if not enterprising.
McAdams, Walter B. The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 7, March 3, 1894. Thurber, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth200454/. Accessed March 12, 2014.