THURBER, TEXAS, SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 1894. NO. 11.
OUR FORT WORTH LETTER.
FLASHES OF THOUGHT.
Hope is a loan made to happiness.
The best lesson is that of example.—[La Harpe.
The best woman in the world is the one we love.
Ignorance is less distant from truth than prejudice.
Folly always deserves its misfortunes.—[A. Pre'ault.
A gilded bit does not make the horse better.—[Proverb.
It costs more to satisfy a vice than to feed a* family.—[Bal-
Idleness is a rust that destroys all virtues.—[Due de' Nem-
The miser is poor to the extent of all that he has not yet ac-
One triumphs over calumny only by disdaining it.—[Mme. de'
Life is long enough for him who knows how to use it. Work-
ing and thinking extend its limits.
There are but three classes of men: The retrograde, the sta-
tionary, and the progressive [Larater.
Mediocre minds usually condemn what is beyond the reach
of their understanding.—[La Rochefoucould.
When we do good to our fellow-sufferers, we invest in a sav-
ings bank from which the heart receives the interest.—[E Sou-
FLASHES OF FUN.
Young Charlie came to me one day,
And, bashfully speaking, he said :
"You're older and wiser than some people I know,
And by your advice I'll be led
Now tell me, bow can I the question propose
To a certain pretty maiden I know ?
I'm anxious to marry, but cannot, because
The asking—it puzzles me so."
I told him mv thoughts, and urged him to try
The pleading a favor so sweet,
''For life without love is like a field that is bare;
With love—like a field full of wheat. "
When next I saw Charlie, so happy he seemed,
I asked him if love prospered so.
He laughingly answered : "The pleading's so nice—
I've asked every girl that I know !"
— [Mary Barnes in Century.
Husband—"You say there are no flowers for the dining table?
Where're the chrysanthemums I sent home?" Wife—' Oh, Lee,
don't speak so loud; you might hurt Bridget's feelings; she didn't
understand what they were, and cooked them in the milk !"
"You look tired, my dear," said a Thurber hubby to his
wifey (who is a college graduate). "I am tired, dear. Do you
know I heard you say you iiked broiled rabbit, so I had Mr. Gil-
bert send me one. I intended to surprise you with broiled rab-
bit for dinner, but I have been trying to pick (boo-hoo) it all
the morning, and I haven't get it niore'n h-a-1—f (boo-hoo)
An Irishman in France was .challenged by a Frenchman to
fight a duel, to which he readily consented, and suggested shil-
lalahs. "That won't do," said the second. "As the challenged
party, you -have the ligh: to choose the arms, but chivalry de-
mands that you should decide upon a weapon with which French-
men are familiar." "Is that so?" retorted the Irishman. "Then,
begorra! we'll foight wid guillotines!"
Fort Worth, Texas, March 30, 1894.
Editor Texas Miner:
YVe are moving along about as usual; business is fair, and all
the reports we receive about crops are encouraging. The pres-
ent outlook is that Texas will raise an abundance of everything
this year, and if this proves to be the case Fort Worth will just
move forward in prosperity with the speed of electricity. If
Texas raises a full crop in all parts of the state, it will make the
people in the Northwest even more anxious to come and see us
than they have been the last year. For years this state was under
aban, the name, even, of "Texas" carried with it the idea of dis-
order. It was thought that laws were disregarded, and that
• might made right" in the minds of the people, and the man
who was the quickest with his gun was the man most to be re-
spected, and in the dim past this, to a certain extent, was true;
but this has all changed. Today as we lo( k around us we see
nothing to remind us of what was, but everywhere, on every
hand, we see men, buildings, business, enterprise, push, energy,
etc., that would do credit to any of the large commercial cities
of the East, or to the older, more developed, more thickly popu-
lated states in that part of our country. Again, the younger men
are coming to the front. It is true that they have received their
schooling from older heads, and perhaps in the older states, but
they are here now and for us. They are ambitious, hard work-
ing and proud of Texas, the state they hive chosen for their
home and the field for their future labor. They already know
the grand, great possibilities of Texas and are fast learning the
best methods of developing them and of bringing them to the
notice of the whole world. It is their aim to make Texas the
empire state of the United States of America, and in this, we
firmly believe, they will succeed. Why not? With brains, en-
ergy and a determination to succeed, why shouldn't they over-
come all obstacles and mount to the summit of their ambition?
In this work they are not selfish, though. They extend to all
the right hand of good fellowship and aid in a cordial invitation
to all enterprising men from every section of the country to come
here'and enter into friendly competition with them, on the basis
of "letting the best man win," and honoring the successful man.
And at this time our cities are filling up with men from the
Northern states, who bring with them in many instances capital
of their own, and in many other instances influencing their friends
to invest surplus capital in this state. We are having many
tillers of the soil taking up farms from our vast areas of unim-
proved lands, that only need intelligent labor applied to bring
forth abundant harvests; and this state of things will grow our
small towns into villages and our villages into cities, and every
improvement in any portion of the state bénefits our city, for our
railroads spread out like a fan, that, when opened, becomes a
Our business men appreciate the situation, and no man who
comes into this great state fails to come to Fort
Worth. Any one who comes with half an eye can see that our
city has all the natural advantages of becoming by far the largest
interior city in the state. Ananias, Jr.
McAdams, Walter B. The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 11, March 31, 1894. Thurber, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth200458/. Accessed September 1, 2014.