The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 13, April 14, 1894 Page: 1
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THURBER, TEXAS, SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 1894.
FLASHES OF THOUGHT.
Ignorance is the mother of all evils.—[Montaigne.
To laugh is the characteristic of man.—[Robelais.
A burlesque word is often a mighty sermon—[Boilean.
A delicate thought is a flower of the mind.—[A. Ricard.
In this world one must put cloaks on all truths, even the
To select well among old things is almost equal to inventing
Fear of hypocrites and fools is the great plague of thinking
and writing.—[Jules Janin.
We must laugh before we are happy, lest we should die with-
out having laughed.—[La Buy'ere.
The flavor of detached thoughts depends upon the conciseness
of their expression.— [J. Petit Senn.
There will always remain something to be said of woman as
long as there is one on earth.—[Boufflers.
Russian proverb: "Before going to war, say a prayer; before
going to sea, say two prayers; before marrying, say three prayers."
Of all the gifts that nature can give us, the faculty of remain-
ing silent, or of answering apropos, is the most useful.—[Cam-
ANSWER TO TAMMANY.
Within two months The Texas Miner has grown from a 4-
page to a 14-page issue. It is published in Thurber, Tex., is
well edited, and has very pronounced opinions. It is one of the
few papers published in the South whic.h says, "Kill the Wilson
FLASHES OF FUN.
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he
will not bite you. This is the principal difference berweena dog
and a man.—[Pudden Head Wilson.
A needle was found in an egg laid by a Georgia hen. This
species of hen ought to be cultivated, and possibly some day we
will have hens that lay railroad tracks.
Behold the fool saith, "Put not all thine eggs in one basket"—
which is but a manner of saying, "Scatter your money and atten-
tion." But the wise man saith. "Put all your eggs in the one
basket and—watch that basket."
July —Statistics show that we lose more fools on this day
than in all the other days of the year put together. This proves,
by the number left in stock, that one Fourth of July per year is
now inadequate, the country has grown so.—[The Century.
Mamma (to little daughter); N ever forget to thank God for
everything, my child. Child: If I don't like it, too? Mamma:
Yes, always; everything is for the best. Child (running in an hour
later): Mamma, thank God, I've broke the new pitcher.—
[Harper's Young People.
"Burrds is intilligent," Mrs. Brannigan observed, as she en-
countered her friend, Mrs. O1 Flaherty. "Ye can tache 'em an-
nyting. Me sister has wan as lives in a clock, an' phinit's toime
to tell th' toime it comes out an' says 'cuckoo' as manny toimes
as th' toime is." "Dthot's wondherful!" said Mrs. O'Flaherty.
"It is, indade," said Mrs. Brannigan, "An' th' wondherful
parrt of it all is it's only a wooden burrd at dthot!"—[Harper's
My dear fellow, your stories are tip-top; you are a little long- -
winded; we would not mind that if we wanted "padding," but we
don't—we want live, up-to-snuff matter. But, now to business.
You say you are a bimetallist; you want gold and silver, or its
representative, as money. But you say you want a silver dollar
as good as a gold one, and, as you said once, you wanted that
silver dollar as good as a gold dollar if it had to be made four-
teen feet across. Now, my dear boy, we want a silver dollar as
good as a gold dollar, and it will be as good as a gold one just
as soon as our Government makes it so by giving it the legal
tender power, the same as it does gold. If gold should be de-
monetized by the nations of the earth, as silver has been, it
would not be worth as much per ounce as silver is now.
You refer to war times and the times resulting from the war,
and write very prettily about greenbacks, but they all had a "re-
deemer," and are now hoarded by the banks and trust com-
panies and the Government cannot get hold of them. You
"thrash" over the same old ground that all gold-bugs do, "Why
not make eagles of silver dollars?" etc.. etc.
My good fellow, you'seem to forget that the trouble we are in
now is because Grover Cleveland is trying to demonetize silver
as a full legal tender money and make it only merchandise. Ex-
cept to be used as subsidiary coin, if it is wrong to coin a dollar
in silver, it is equally wrong to coin dimes, quarters and half dol-
lars at a ratio of 16 to 1; if it is wrong to circulate silver dollars
at 16 to 1. it is equally wrong to circulate subsidiary coin. The
long and short of it is that civilized people must use a repre-
sentative of property, and gold and silver have always been that
representative. And now the gold barons want to make gold
alone the representative of all the increasing property of the
world and there is not enough gold to do it, and consequently
gold has advanced largely in value and property of all kinds has
been reduced in value thereby. It makes it harder to pay inter-
est and principal; it is unjust and wrong to contract the currency
in order to benefit the rich man, and make the poor man suffer.
That is why we are down on President Cleveland, and we will
always fight the battle of the masses against the rich and power-
OUR FORT WORTH LETTER.
Fort Worth, Texas, April 13, 1894.
Editor Texas Miner:
This city is flourishing; on every side you can see signs of
prosperity and improvement; in the talk and looks of our citizens
we can see that they are prospering; our merchants say that
business never was better, collections being good and many new-
buildings going up. All this is very encouraging, especially so
at a time when nearly the whole country beside is under the
curse of an Administration which does not seem to know whether
it is afoot or on horseback, that makes a mux of everything that
President Cleveland has ranged himself on the side of the
millionaire and against the interest of the masses on the silver
question, he has disturbed all the business of the country with
the Wilson bill, made a laughing stock of this country in his ne-
gotiations with his friend, Queen Liliuokalani of Hawaii, and
now, it is said, favors the repeal of the 10 per cent, tax on the
State Bank circulation. Verily, he has the happiest faculty of
getting on the wrong side of questions, and the most amusing
thing about it is that, in his own estimation, everybody else is wrong
—he knows it all. Ananias, Jr.
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