The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 18, May 19, 1894 Page: 1
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THURBER, TEXAS, SATURDAY, MAY 19, 1894.
FLASHES OF THOUGHT.
The drying up of a single tear has more
Of honest fame than shedding seas of gore.
Have more than thou showest,
Speak less than thou knowest,
Lend less than thou owest,
Learn more than thou trovvest,
¡Set le6S than thou thro west.
— f Shakespeare.
When the moon shown we did not see the candle,
So doth the greater glory dim the less;
A substitute shines brightly as a king,
Until a kinn be by ; and then his state
Empties itself, as doth an inland brook
Into the main of waters.
The ultimate tendency of civilization is toward barbarism.-
The most manifest sign of wisdom is continued cheerfulness.
Cheerful looks make every dish a feast, and 'tis that crowns a
What gift has Providence bestowed on man that is so dear to
him as his children?—[Cicero.
Commend a fool lor his wit, or a knave for his honesty, and
they will receive you into their bosom.—[Fielding.
A good word is an easy obligation, but not to speak ill requires
only our silence, which costs us nothing.—[Tillotson.
Our companions please us less from the charms we find in
their conversation than from those they find in ours.—[Greville.
No man can possibly improve in any company for which he
has not respect enough to be under some degree of restraint.—
The most agreeable of all companions, is a simple, frank man
without any high pretensions to an oppressive greatness, one who
loves life and understands the use of it, obliging, alike at all hours,
above all of a golden temper and steadfast as an anchor. For
such an one we gladly exchange the greatest genius, the most
brilliant wit, the profoundest thinker.—[Lessing.
FLASHES OF FUN.
"WThat sized glove does your sweetheart wear, Miss?" asked
the salesman. '-Really, I can't say, but—he's 33 around the
Old Lady (anxiously)—Does this train stop at New York city?
Brakeman—Well, if it don't, madam, you will see the biggest
smash-up you ever saw.
"People don't die very often over here, do they?" inquired the
smart New Yorker. "No, only once," replied the Philadelphian.
And there was an intense silence.—[Philadelphia Record.
"I hear your husband is very sick, Aunt Dinah." Yes'm."
"Nothing serious, I hope. His condition is not critical?" "Criti-
cal! I should say he wuz. He ain't satisfied wid nuffin'."
Allen last Saturday received the following note from Moore:
"Come and dine with me to-morrow, with two or three friends."
Allen, who is a very literal person, turned up at the appointed
hour with—three of his friends.
"Oi say, Patsy, do yez notice all the talk in the newspapers
about the exports ov gold to th' ould counthry?" "Oi do." "It's
me luck. No sooner do Oi get over here than they begin send-
in' the money back to where Oi come from."
The miners' strike in Kentucky was broken last week by the
operatives returning to their work at the old schedules.
One of the strange freaks disclosed in the last census is that
there are twice as many divorced women as divorced men in our
fifty principal cities.
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Lease, the Populist orator, is very ill at
Olathe, Kan. The cause of her illness is given as nervous ex-
haustion induced by overwork.
The New York State Constitutional convention had its first
session at Albany, N. Y., on May 8th. Joseph H. Choate was
elected president of the convention.
Alice Tucker, a beautiful and accomplished white girl of Nio-
brara, Neb., eloped with a one-eyed, deformed Sioux Indian
from the Rosebud agency, South Dakota.
George Decker, a prominent and prosperous farmer of Treka,
Cal., was arrested on the 8th inst. for the murder of his wife and
baby, committed twenty-seven years ago.
A whale 100 feet long was washed ashore at Yaquina Bay, on
the Oregon coast, recently. Excursions were run on the various
railroads to view the monster of the deep.
Baltimore, Md., has a Bald Head club, composed of men who
are entirely bald. It's membership is secret. No wig wearers
or users of hair dye are admitted to membership.
One killed, two wounded, four drowned, over 100 prisoners
and 200 reported starving. This is the history of the latest
"Commonweal" army in Washington state. "General" Coxey
has done much good, hasn't he?
President Peixoto has severed the diplomatic relations between
Brazil and the Portuguese government, on account of the latter
having given protection to Admiral Da Gama. What the out-
come will be is looked for with interest.
Thirty-five per cent, of the population of the United States are
married, 59 per cent, unmarried and the balance widowed, di-
vorced and unknown. A pretty good showing, when you con-
sider how many young children there are.
Gus Meeks, his wife and two daughters, aged respectively 2
and 4 years, were murdered in Sullivan county, Missouri, last
week. A 7-year-old girl is the sole surviving member of this
little family after the bloody work of the assassin.
John J. O'Neill, the member of Congress from the Eleventh
Missouri district, while intoxicated committed an unprovoked as-
sault on Dr. James H. Stone, a prominent physician, in Wash-
ington, D. C., on the 8th inst., for which he was arrested.
"General" Coxey, Carl Browne and their lieutenant, Jones,
were all convicted of violation of the law against displaying and
carrying banners upon the capítol grounds. The extreme pen-
alty in each case is $100 fine and sixty days in jail. An appeal
was taken by the defendants.
"Tip," the largest living elephant, who has been in the Cen-
tral Park menagerie of New York city for several years, was killed
last week owing to his ungovernable temper. His stuffed re-
mains will be piaced beside those of "Jumbo" in the Museum of
Natural History of that city.
L. E. Butterfield of Chicago, 111., while chewing gum put a dia-
mond belonging to Mrs. M. E. Page of that city in his mouth. A
funny remark caused him to laugh, he swallowed the gem and
now in jail charged with larceny, because he cannot
stone, which wras valued at $165.
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McAdams, Walter B. The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 18, May 19, 1894, newspaper, May 19, 1894; Thurber, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth200465/m1/1/: accessed June 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Tarleton State University.