The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 19, May 26, 1894 Page: 1
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THURBER, TEXAS, SATURDAY, MAY 26, 1894.
FLASHES OF THOUGHT.
Ifee! within me
A peace above al) earthlv dignities,
A stiM and quiet consctence.
Not dccked w ith diamonds and Indian stones,
Nor to he s^cn ; my crown in caded content;
A crown it is that seldom knms < njov.
Things iH got had ever bad success.—[Shakespeare.
Trust him not that hath once broken faith.—[Shakespeare.
A guilty conscience is like a whirlpool, drawing in aH to itself
which would otherwise pass by.—[Fuller.
Conceit is to nature what paint is to beauty—it is not only
needless, but impairs what it would improve.—[Pope.
The extreme pleasure we take in talking of ourselves should
make us fear that we give very little to those who listen to us
A man should never be ashamed to own that he has been in
the wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that he is wiser
to-day than he was yesterday—[Pope.
Beauty is never so lovely as when adorned with a smile, and
conversation never sits easier upon us than when we now and
then discharge ourselves in a symphony of laughter, which may
not improperly be called the chorus of conversation.—[S:eele.
When we are in the company of sensible men we ought to be
doubly cautious ot talking too much lest we lose two good things
—their good opinion and our own improvement; for what we
have to say we know, but what they have to say we do not
FLASHES OF FUN.
"Is it a boy cr a girl?" asked the anxious father of the family
physician. ' Both," replied the doctor. ' Man, poor man,"
muttered the despondent father, as he reeled for support.
Texas Teacher—Johnnie, what is the word Republican?
Johnnie (true to his ancestry)—Republican is a noun,common
gender, singular number, unpossessive case and the subject of
Teacher—Children, what did your parents bring you from the
Bridget—Me momer brot me a sooveneer spune marked "For
a gude little gurl."
ikey—Fader giff me a spoon marked "Hotel Normandie."
Murphy was asked why it was so difficult to waken him in the
morning. "Indeed, master, it's because of taking your own ad-
vice always to attend to what I'm about; so whenever I sleeps I
pays attention to it."
Patrick—Did ye's iver notice that hate expands the rails an'
cold makes them shorter? Dennis—Oi did. An' that's why the
days are longer in the hot weather than they are in the winther.
Ye's haven't all the larnin' that's goin', me boy.—[Pittsburg Bul-
An Irishman, having challenged a gentleman to fight a duel,
who somehow forgot to attend the appointment, met accidentally
the same day the offending party, and thus addressed him:
"Well, sir, I met you this morning, but you did not come; how-
ever, I am determined to meet you to-morrow morning whether
you come or not."
The restaurant and club house in Forest Park. St. Louis, was
struck by lightning on the 20th inst. and destroyed.
The shoe factory of Hanan & Son of New York City employs
700 persons and turns out 3 000 pairs of shoes a day.
There is a gang of thieves in New York City who live by rob-
bing beggars who sleep in the lumber yards around that city.
The Order of Tonti, a secret assessment insurance order, as-
signed for the benefit of creditors last week at Philadelphia, Pa.,
On Wednesday, the 22nd inst., the French Chamber of Depu-
ties defeated the Government and the ministry resigned. Great
It is reported that the Portuguese Vice-Consul at Rabat, a
town of Morocco, has been insulted and beaten by a number of
Brazilians who reside in that town.
A confidence man got $5,000 from Joseph Specht, a farmer
at Alexandria. Va. He claimed to be a schoolmate of Specht's
son. and that the latter needed the money.
AtTilton, N. H., several chitdren have disappeared recently,
and, it is believed, were murdered by tramps. A posse is
scouring the country for the dastardly criminals.
The interest of Robert H. Coleman in theCornewall ore banks
and the furnaces at Cornewall, Pa , has been sold to the Lacka-
wanna Iron company of Scranton, Pa., for $3,000,000 cash.
A Russian syndicate has been formed to run a steamship line
from Yladivostock, Russia, the terminal of the Trans-Siberian
railroad, to San Francisco. The vessels are now being con-
Francis Kossuth, one of the sons of the late Louis Kossuth,
has decided to make his residence in Hungary. He has been
appointed president and technical adviser of the Larnochy Ala-
A bomb has been found at the door of the flat occupied by
Christian Socialist Abbe Gamier on the Avenue Niel, Paris. The
discovery was made by the janitor, who extinguished a burning
fuse attached to it.
James Ball of Williamsburg, Ky., while in the woods hunting
recently endeavored to fool a friend who was with him by mimic-
ing a turkey gobbling. His imitation was so good that the friend
shot at the sound and killed him.
Two young Englishmen, W. M. Rogers and W. McDonald,
were found dead on the Harquhala desert, Arizona, last week.
The men w ere prospectors and perished from thirst while trying
to cross forty miles of the desert on foot.
William H. Wilson, the lunatic who escaped from the State
Insane Hospital at Utica, N. Y., on May 4th, has been recap-
tured [Exchange. This is not the same Wilson after whom
the Wilson bill was named—he hasn't been recaptured.
On the arrival of the express at Calais, France,'on the 22nd
inst., an Englishman complained to the police that while asleep
on the train he had been robbed of a bag containing 100,000
francs worth of diamonds by a passenger, who had disappeared.
Three small boys living on Staten Island, New York, inspired
by the killing of Tip, the elephant, at the Central Park Museum
by the use of cyanide of potassium, administered some of the same
drug to a billy goat which annoyed them. They are under ar-
rest for cruelty to animals.
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McAdams, Walter B. The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 19, May 26, 1894, newspaper, May 26, 1894; Thurber, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth200466/m1/1/: accessed April 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Tarleton State University.