The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 16, May 5, 1894 Page: 1
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eOALCOll JWjl I COAL CO.
THURBER. TEXAS, SATURDAY, MAY 5, 1894.
FLASHES OF THOUGHT.
Though authority be a stubborn bear, yet he is oft led by the
nose with gold.—[Shakespeare.
If you always live with those who are lame, you will yourself
learn to limp.—[From the Latin.
Better to be despised for too anxious apprehensions, than
ruined by too confident a security—[Burke.
Choose the company of your superiors, whenever you can have
it; that is the right and true way.—[Lord Chesterfield.
It has been observed that a dwarf standing on the shoulders of
a giant will see further than the giant himself.—[Colton.
Had I a careful and pleasant companion, who should show me
my angry face in a glass, I should not at all take it ill.—[Plu-
The sun should not set upon our anger, neither should he rise
upon our confidence. We should forgive freely, but forget rarely.
I will not be avenged, and this I owe to my enemy; but I will re-
member, and this I owe to myself.—[Colton.
What subsists to-day by violence, continues to-morrow by ac-
quiescence, and is perpetuated by tradition; till at last the hoary
abuse shakes the gray hairs of antiquity at us, and gives itself
out as the wisdom of ages.—[Edward Everett.
But every fool describes in these bright days
His wondrous journey to a foreign court,
And spawns his quarto and demands your praise.
How many cowards whose hearts are all as false
As stairs of sand, wear yet upon their chins
The beards of Hercules and frowning Mars;
Who. inward searched, have livers white as milk.
Riches, like insects, when conceal'd they lie,
Wait but for wings, and in their season fly.
Who sees pale mammon pine amidst his store,
Sees but a backward steward for the poor;
This year a reservoir to keep and spare;
The next a fountain, spouting through his heir,
In lavish streams to quench a country's thir&t,
And men and dogs shall drink him till they burst.
FLASHES OF FUN.
'•I hear, McGinty, that yez broke yer leg." "Then yez heard
wrong Lafferty. Yez must think I'm a fool. It was broke by
accident. What would I want to break my own leg for?"—[So-
' Your husband, Mrs. Murphy, is suffering from a complication
of diseases. I must first make a diagnosis." ' Kin yer make it
out of ould muslin, doctor? I haven't a bit of flannel in the
Mistress—Bridget, I told you to tell those ladies that I was
out. Bridget—So I did. mum; I said you was out, but I thought
you'd be back in a few minutes, an', mum, they said they'd come
in an' wait.
The professor is nettled at the inattention of his pupils. "Gen-
tlemen, I demand your attention. I am giving you an interest-
ing lecture on the personal peculiarities of the monkey. The
least you can do is to look at me."—[New York Ledger.
Two Irishmen, recently arrived in America, were traveling
along a country road one cold morning, when as they were pass-
ing a house their conversation was interrupted by the sudden ap-
pearance of several dogs. One seized hold of a stone, but, find-
ing it frozen fast to the ground, he exclaimed: "My, what a
country! The sthones are tied fast and the dogs are tied loose!"
Grover Cleveland has "a theory" on finance for sale cheap, at
less than it cost him, but not less than it cost the country.
The Tennessee Democratic state convention, which met at
Nashville, Tenn., on the 18th of April, passed a resolution con-
demning President Cleveland's anti-silver policy.
Monometallists are fearing that we backwoods men have ' got
onto" their little game of advancing the price of gold, thus re-
ducing the value of property and lowering the wages of labor.
McAllister, I. T., April 19 The Choctaw mines have 300
negro miners enroute from Texas, and it is expected that they
will run their mines without white miners hereafter. Trouble is
anticipated when the negroes arrive.
Three negroes, arrested on the charge of barn burning, were
taken from the jail at Tuscumbia, Ala., on the 22d of April by
a masked mob and hanged to a bridge near the jail. There is
no clue to the perpetrators of the dastardly deed.
Ex-Governor Thomas J. Jarvis of North Carolina has been
appointed United States Senator in the place of the late Senator
Vance. Mr. Jarvis served his state as Governor from 1879 to
1884, when he was appointed Minister to Brazil by President
Her Royal Highness, Princess Victoria Melite of Saxe-Coburg-
Gotha, granddaughter of Queen Victoria, and Grand Duke Ernest
Louis (!harles Albert William of Hesse, grandson of Queen Vic-
toria, were married in the chapel at the ducal palace at Coburg
on April 19th.
A riot occurred at Grosse Point Township, a suburb of Detroit,
Mich., on the 18th of April, in which two Polish laborers were
killed and many injured. The trouble grew out of the adoption
of the system of paying for excavating by the cubic yard of earth
removed instead of by the day.
Judge Sanborne of the United States circuit court of appeals,
at St. Paul, Minn., granted an injunction last week restraining
the striking employes of the Great Northern railway system from
in any manner interfering with the company's property, or the
operation thereof, or with its new employes.
Yellow fever has broken out at Rio Janeiro, Brazil, and is mak-
ing terrible ravages among the inhabitants. Hundreds are dying
daily. The sailors on the vessels in the harbor are suffering most
severely, the deaths on the boats being of such frequent occur-
rence that a boatload of corpses is gathered from them every
The supreme court of South Carolina has decided that the ob-
noxious "state dispensary" law of that state is unconstitutional.
The court holds that the state cannot engage in any mercantile
business to the absolute exclusion of its citizens. Two hundred
saloons have been opened in Charleston, S. C., since the rendi-
tion of this decision.
On the 20th of April a mass meeting was held in St. Louis to
protest against the action of Congress in seating Mr. O'Neill, the
Democratic contestant in the eleventh district of Missouri, in the
place of Mr. Charles F. Joy. The meeting was largely attended,
and several strong speeches were made by Democrats denounc-
ing the act as downright robbery.
A deserted city, which once was the home of at least 25,000
people, has been discovered by a party of explorers in an almost
inaccessible section of the Sierra Madre mountains, in Mexico.
The city is described as one of magnificent beauty. The ex-
plorers secured several tablets with inscriptions, which it is hoped
will give a history of the place when deciphered.
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