The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 14, April 21, 1894 Page: 1
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THURBER, TEXAS, SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 1894.
FLASHES OF THOUGHT.
FLASHES OF FUN.
The world either breaks or hardens the heart.—[Chamfort.
Beauty without grace is a hook without a bait.—[Ninon de
Frequently the curses of men bring the blessings of heaven.—
The best government is that which renders men the happiest.—
[C. P. Duelas.
Experience is a keen knife that hurts, while it extracts the
cataract that blinds.—[De Finod.
Contempt is like the hot iron that brands criminals—its imprint
is almost always indelible.-—[Albert.
How many people would be mute if they were forbidden to
speak well of themselves and evil of others.—[Mme. de Fontaine.
The future of society is in the hands of the mothers. If the
world was lost through woman, she alone can save it.—[De Beau-
Although it is dangerous to have too much knowledge of cer-
tain subjects, it is still more dangerous to be totally ignorant of
Rejected lovers need never despair; there are four-and-twenty
hours in a day, and not a moment in the twenty-four in which a
woman may not change her mind.—[De Finod.
[We think this applies to only French women; it certainly does
not apply to the women wre know.]
Photographer—Please look a little pleasant, Miss; I know it's
hard, but it's only for a moment!"—Punch.
Irish Conductor (to passenger trying to get on the rear plat-
form)—-There is a car ahead coming behind, and yees had better
wait for it.
Proud Father—Charles, why don't you study at school? What
will become of you when you grow up? Boy—O, I'll be a grand-
father. I'll just sit about and do nothing, and tell stories of what
I used to do when I was a boy.
"Now, Patrick, in regard to wages, I'll give you $30 a month
with board, or $50 without board." "I don't understand that,
sor; but I'll take $50 a month and ate meself, or I'll take $30 and
lave me ate you."—[New York Sun.
Customer—You have a sign in your window, "A suit of clothes
made while you wait." Do you really do that? Tailor—Yes, sir;
you leave your order, with a deposit, and then go home and wait
till the garments are finished.—[Judge.
"Sis, I think you had better shine my shoes and wash the
dishes," said a wealthy New Yorker to his sister, who moves in
"What do ycu mean by such nonsense?" she asked.
"No nonsense about it. I see you are flirting with an Italian
count. If you are going to marry him you ought to be fitting
yourself for the position."—[Texas Siftings.
If one has a long job on hand it is the part of wisdom to seek
out the best place in which to do it.
"I've just got back from Washington, where I've been ever
since the election, trying to get an appointment," said a politi-
"Gave up hope, eh?" remarked a sympathizing friend.
"Oh, no," was the prompt rejoinder. "I came home to hope.
It's cheaper to hope here."—[Chicago Dispatch.
OUR FORT WORTH LETTER.
Fort Worth, Texas, April 20, 1894.
Editor Texas Miner:
The Dallas News on Sunday had a very good article, from
which we quote:
"A criminal who has committed a cold-blooded murder should
be hanged for his crime; but not by a governor or a mob without
due process of law. To maintain the majesty and the wholesome
and saving efficiency of the law, executive authority must stop
with the law."
Yes, Mr. Editor of the News, you are just right about the
above; but when right in your immediate vicinity a cold-blooded
and cowardly murder has been committed, like that of Page shoot-
ing A. B. Smith, why don't the paper with the largest circulation,
the most influential paper in the state, speak out in thundering
tones, and demand tliat the law shall punish cowardly crimi-
nals, who take human life because of some real or supposed in-
jury. The Dallas News and Fort Worth Gazette reported this
deliberate and cold-blooded murder almost as a matter of every-
day occurrence, and we have yet to read one word of condemna-
tion of the murderer. You news editors, who form public opin-
ion, should speak out in no uncertain tones, whether the criminal
is a banker or a bootblack, a millionaire or a pauper. This man
Page is walking our streets like a free man, bailed out on a paltry
bail bond of $12,000. Good citizens and reputable men have
signed that bond, when they should have turned their backs on a
man who committed a criminal act, that he does not even deny.
It is just such things as these that make men fear Texas and
gives it such a bad name. Many in the Northern states think
that nearly all the people are of the stripe who are denominated
"the bad man from Texas," and it is all because the papers and
the good citizens do not place the brand of Cain on the deliber-
"Ill fares the land and, hastening to its prey, where wealth ac-
cumulates, and men decay."
Our highly respected Mrs. Ida L. Turner has taken possession
of our postoffice, vice Mrs. Burchill, whose term has expired.
Mrs. B. retires with the good wishes of every good citizen; a bet-
ter administration of a postoffice there has not been in this coun-
try for the last eight years. We feel confident that Mrs. Turner
will carry it on with the same zeal and ability as has reflected so
much credit upon the late incumbent, and show the gentlemen
who objected to Mrs. Turner's appointment, on the ground that
the office business was so great that it required the force of char-
acter and business capacity of a gentleman like Mr. Howard Tully
to conduct it, that they made a great mistake.
WHEN IT REACHES THE PEOPLE.
It was the Wilson bill when it left the House. It is the Sugar
Trust bill when it gets into the Senate, and by the time it reaches
the President it will be a bill of perdition to American industries.
When it reaches the people they will make "Dead Ducks" of
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