The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 15, April 28, 1894 Page: 1
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I COAL CO.
VOL. 1. THURBER, TEXAS, SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 1894.
FLASHES OF THOUGHT.
The man of thought strikes deepest, and strikes safely.
Few people know how to grow old.—[La Rochefoucauld.
An healthy old fellow, who is not a fool, should be happy.—
When anger rushes unrestrained to action, like a hot steed it
stumbles in its way.
It is good discretion not to make too much of any man at the
He who can take advice is sometimes superior to him who can
give it.—[Von Knebel.
Deliberate with caution, but act with decision; and yield with
graciousness, or oppose with firmness.—[Colton.
It is safer to affront some people than to oblige them; for the
better a man deserves the worse they will speak ofhim.—[Seneca.
A slave has but one master, the ambitious man has as many
masters as there are persons whose aid may contribute to the
advancement of his fortune.—[La Bruyere.
He who ascends to mountain tops shall find
The loftiest peaks most wrapt in clouds and snow ;
He who surpasses or subdues mankind
Must look down on the hate of those below.
Then flashed the living lightning from her eyes.
And screams of horror rend the affrighted skies;
Not louder shrieks to pitying heaven are cast,
When husbands or when lap-dogs breathe their last;
Or when rich china vessels, fallen from high,
In glittering dust and painted fragments lie. —[Pope.
OUR FORT WORTH LETTER.
FLASHES OF FUN.
A reliable safety coupler—The minister.
Teacher—Willie Jones, what is the capital of Kansas? Willie
'•Willie, do you and your brother ever fight?" "Yes, sir."
"Who whips?" "Pa."
Teacher—When does the winter season begin? Observing
Boy—It generally begins about spring.
A restaurant keeper, to achieve any kind of success, must be
possessed of considerable inside information.
Western ' Ad"—Wanted, an energetic young man for a retail
store, partly out of doors, partly behind the counter.
Any person having five to fifty tons of coal to dispose of will
please send word, or drop it through the postofifice [New Haven
Jeweler—This clock will go twelve months without winding.
Oldboy—Well, how long would it go if it were wround?—[New
"What ground has Dumbey for asking for a pension?" "He
fell out of a second-story window while reading a war story and
broke his leg."
"I want a hair cut," said the middle-aged man as he dropped
into the barber's chair. "Yes sir," was the answer; "which
Prisoner—It's hard to charge me with forgery, for you see I
can't even sign my own name. Judge—That point is immate-
rial, it's another man's name you're accused of signing.
A gentleman, meeting an Irishman for whom he had secured
a position in a barber shop, said: "Well, Pat, are you still mix-
ing lather?" To which Pat promptly replied: "No, sir; I've
been promoted. I'm latherin' Micks now."
Fort Worth, Texas, April 27, 1894.
Editor Texas Miner:
I have not much to say, and can say that little quickly. The
old Fort is changing gradually, new life-blood is being infused in
our people. This is especially notable among our business men;
the "cent per cent" merchant is gradually going into the ever-
lasting past; it is a hard struggle, for they cling like old death to
big profits, but yet the indications are strong that the 100 per
cent, fellows will have to give up the ghost. The old, yellow-
skinned usurers, with their dim. watery, wistful eyes, will have to
take a back seat as capital, energy and brains come to the front.
One thing is very much against us—that is the enormous rents
demanded for places of business. There are outrageous usurers
in rents, as well as the same despicable kind in money, and it
tells against our town. Little two-story buildings, that are shab-
bily built, are rented at astonishing prices. All of our citizens
know this, and talk about it. There are plenty of them who, if
they would cut the strings of their money bags, and put their
money into buildings and rent them at a fair rental, would leave
a rich heritage of substantial property to their heirs, and have ac-
complished some good in their lives, so that old St. Peter (who,
it is said, holds the keys to heaven) wron't turn away from them
when they knock at the gates, as soon as they tell him they are
from Fort Worth, Texas. It is bad to make a reputation for a
city so that St. Peter won't even admit those who have some
"milk of human kindness" in them because they are from
a place that abounds in extortioners and usurers. One thing
is funny in this city—the stuck-up airs of some
of our empty-headed women, some who have, or think they have,
a little money back of them, but who have no education to speak
of, and less politeness, but chuck full of vanity and conceit. It
would make one laugh if it was not pitiful. This does not apply
to the many educated and genteel ladies in this town, for we
have many that are real true, good women; but the other kind—
look around, you can pick them out every time; the turned-up
nose, the scornful expression, the poor taste in dress, all show
the parvenue. Tarrant.
There has been an earthquake in Greece, with great loss of
The silver-tongued, silver-haired seducer of young girls
(Breckinridge) has appealed from the Pollard judgment.
Corbett, the pugilist, made his appearance on the stage at
Drury Lane, London. So we go, princes and prize fighters on a
par—in the papers.
"The Empress of Germany had an extremely rough passage on
her journey from Venice to Abozzi." The above, in a full quar-
ter column describing it, was telegraphed all over the world.
Too bad! We tender her our sympathy—and a bilious pill.
Grand Duke Nicholas of Russia is betrothed to Princess Alix
of Hesse. We note this as a matter of news, but we don't care
a rush, not half as much as if John Jones had married Peter
Snooks' daughter. Princes and Princesses we don't fall down
and worship—very much.
Here’s what’s next.
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