The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 17, May 12, 1894 Page: 1
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THURHEK, TEXAS, SATURDAY, MAY 12, 1894.
FLASHES OF THOUGHT.
1'here is a glare about worldly success, which is very apt to
dazzle men's eyes [Hare.
You may depend upon it that he is a good man whose inti-
mate friends are ail good [Lavater.
There are peculiar ways in men, which discover what they are
through the most subtle feints and closest disguises.—[Bruyere.
I have ever gained the most profit, and the most pleasure also,
from the books which have made me think the most.—[Ex-
Few persons have sufficient wisdom to prefer censure, which
is useful to them, to praise, which deceives them [La Roche-
A vulgar man is captious and jealous, eager and impetuous
about trtfles. He suspects himself to be siighted, and thinks
everything that !s said meant at him.—[Chesterfield.
The best rules to form a young man are to talk little, to hear
much, to reHect alone upon what has passed in company, to dis-
trust one's own opinions, and value others that deserve it.—[Sir
The two most precious things this side the grave are our repu-
tation and our life. But it is to be lamented that the most con-
temptible whisper may deprive us of the one, and the weakest
weapon of the other.—[Colton.
(), he's as tedious
As is a tir'd hor&e, a raiting wife;
Worse titan a smoky house; f had rather live
ith cheese and gartic, in a windmiil, far,
Titan feed on cakes, ami have hint taik to tne,
in any summer house in Christendom.
Look as I blow tit is feather from my face,
And as the air biows it to me a^ain,
Obeying with my wind when I do blow,
And viehli"'.: to another when it blows,
Commanded aiways by tite greater nust;
Such is the lightness of your common men.
FLASHES OF FUN.
It's a poor mule that doesn't work both ways.
Our devil said to the baker: "Ferd, make me a cake."
Baker: "Got any * dough ?' "
"I am no prize fighter," said the laundryman; "but if any one
gives me cuffs, I'll proceed to do 'em up."
He (coyly)—I have my suspicions about you. She (sensibly)
—That's the first time I ever heard arms called "suspicions."
It was the first time Johnny had ever heard a guinea hen.
"O ma!" he shouted, "come and hear this chicken a-windin'
She—They love each other so much that they call themselves
an insurance company. He—What do they mean? She—
Why, a mutual life.
Mistress (angrily)—See, Bridget, I can write my name in the
dust. Servant (Admiringly)—O, mum, that's more than I can
do. There's nothing like eddication, after all, is there, mum?
Edith—Mr. Softleigh, I hear you said my father was a robber.
Softleigh—He kicked me out the last time I called on you.
Edith—That doesn't justify you in calling him a robber! Soft-
ieigh—I didn't call him a robber; I said he was a freebooter!
The reports of President McBride of the United Mine Work-
ers, on the 22d of April, showed that there were 125.900 miners
on strike in the United States.
Floyd Radabaugh of Gallipolis. Ohio, hanged his two children,
aged 4 and 6 years respectively, and then killed himself. Do-
mestic troubles led to the deed.
Frank Hatton. editor and proprietor of the Washington Post,
and ex-Assistant Postmaster-General, was stricken with paralysis
while at work at his desk on the 24th of April.
Miss Alice Schmauss of Rockford, 111., bears the distinction of
being the first woman drawn on for jury duty. She is now serv-
ing in that capacity. Pray, why shouldn't she?
Mrs. Claudia Henara, a Mexican woman, died in San Fran-
cisco, Cal., on the 23rd of April, at the age of 120 years. Until
her final illness she was never known to be sick.
Governor Nelson of Minnesota has succeeded in procuring the
consent of the Great Northern railway officials and the striking
employes to settle their differences by arbitration.
Perry Lewis of St. Louis, Mo., has invented a buggy pro-
pelled by electricity. The vehicle moves over the road at any
desired speed up to twenty miles an hour, and is easily managed.
Smallpox has broken out. at Texarkana and is making great
havoc among the citizens. Twenty-five cases are now in the
pest house. A general quarantine is maintained against the city
by the outside world.
A resolution providing that American cattle may be pastured
on Mexican soil and returned to the United States without duty
either way has been introduced in the Mexican Congress. It is
opposed by Mexican cattlemen.
A terrific cyclone passed ten miles southwest of Abilene, Tex.,
on April 29th. Only one house lay in its path, however, so the
damage was not very great. That house was blown to splinters,
but the inmates escaped serious injury.
At Tullalah, La., on the 22d of April, a party of seventy-five
whites broke into the jail and took Sam Slaughter, Tom Claxton
and Dave Hawkins from their cells and lynched them. The dead
men were all negroes and were charged with murder.
Jesse Seligman of New York city, one of the wealthiest bank-
ers of the metropolis, died on the 23rd of April at Hotel del
Coronado, California. His wealth was variously estimated at
from $10,000,000 to $20,000,000. He leaves three sons and
The Democratic Senators at Washington are about to hold a
caucus at which resolutions are to be passed denouncing Senator
David B. Hill of New York for his recent speech against the
Wilson bill. He is no longer to be permitted to participate in
the Democratic conferences of the Senate.
Terrible earthquakes have visited Greece. Atalanta and
Thebes were almost completely demolished. Hundreds of lives
were lost. The contour of the country and the shore line of the
coast have been very greatly changed by the eruption. Three
hundred and fifteen distinct shocks were counted within half an
hour at Atalanta.
There is a spring at Abington, Conn., whose waters are so
charged with chemicals that wood dropped in it will be petrified
in Ave days. A tradition is that the Indians would go for miles
to camp by this wonderful spring to temper their arrows. Hun-
dreds of arrow heads as hard as Hint are still in it, and no one is
allowed to remove them.
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McAdams, Walter B. The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 17, May 12, 1894, newspaper, May 12, 1894; Thurber, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth200464/m1/1/: accessed June 27, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Tarleton State University.