The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 20, June 2, 1894 Page: 1
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THURBER, TEXAS, SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 1894.
FLASHES OF THOUGHT.
'Tis late before
The brave despair. —[Thomson.
O thoughts of men accurst!
Past and to come seem best; things present, worst.
Though they be never so ridiculous,
Nay let them be unmanly, yet are follow'd.
"It's all very well to be pleasant
When life flows along like a song,
But the man worth while
Is the man who can smile
When everything goes dead wrong."
Empires to-day are upside down,
The castle kneels before the town,
The monarch fears a printer's frown—
A brickbat's range;
Give m" in preference to a crown
Five shillings change. —[Halleck.
Neither the sun nor death can be looked at steadily.—[La
To follow foolish precedents, and wink with both your eyes, is
easier than to think.—[Cowper.
When our vices quit us we flatter ourselves with the belief that
it is we who quit them [La Rochefoucauld.
Deference is the most complicated, the most indirect and the
most elegant of all compliments.—[Shenstone.
The most sure method of subjecting yourself to be deceived is
to consider yourself more cunning than others.—[La Rochefou-
Creditors have better memories than debtors; and creditors
are a superstitious sect, great observers of set days and times!—
Our minds are as different as our faces; we are all traveling to
one destination—happiness; but few are going by the same road.
We take cunning for a sinister or crooked wisdom, and cer-
tainly there is a great difference between a cunning man and a
wise man, not only in point of honesty, but in point of ability.—
FLASHES OF FUN.
Teacher—What is the passive mood of the verb "to work?"
Johnny—To loaf.—[Chicago Record.
My son, observe the postage stamp. It's usefulness depends
upon it's ability to stick to one thing until it gets there.
Mamma Jule—Lookv heah, Linkum, doan't ye nebbah agin
lemme see yo' shinin' up one ob dem telegram poles, mind dat!
Linkum (aged ten)—Why, mammy, whar's de ha'm? Mamma
Jule—Ha'm, boy? Yo' climb up dar en tech one ob dem wiabs
when hits full ob 'lectrisitism, en you'll come walkin' home daid;
dars whar de ha'm is, my son.
On the arrival of an emigrant ship some years ago, when the
North Carolina lay off the Battery, an Irishman, hearing the gun
fired at sunset, inquired of one of the sailors what it meant.
"Whas's that?" "Why, that's sunset," was the contemptuous
reply. "Sunset!" Paddy exclaimed, with distended eyes; "sun-
set! and does the sun go down in this country with sich a clap as
Ex-Governor Price of New Jersey died at his home in Oak-
land, N. J., on the 20th of May.
Ex-Governor James E. Campbell of Ohio is a candidate for the
office of Governor of that state again.
Edmund Yates, English author and journalist, was stricken
with apoplexy and died while at the Garrick theater, in London,
Bernhardt Altenberger, the murderer of Katie Rupp, whom he
killed near Jersey City recently, has been arrested and has made
a full confession of his crime.
The district court, Wallace county, Kansas, tried four criminal
cases at it's last term. The total cost to the county was $2,400,
and none of the accused were convicted.
Emile Henry, the boy anarchist, who threw the bomb into
Hotel Terminus, Paris, was guillotined in that city on the 21st of
May. He made a confession of his guilt.
The steamer Calitro was wrecked off the Newfoundland coast
last week. The crew, after barely reaching shore, were robbed
by the residents of the town and turned off penniless.
The reservoir at Kittanning Point, Pa., that supplies Altoona,
Pa., with water broke on the 21st inst.. doing much damage to
crops and houses in the valley beneath. No lives were lost.
Rev. Dr. Charles Parkhurst will be a candidate for Mayor of
New York City at the ensuing city election on the Republican
and Independent Democratic ticket, to oppose Tammany Hall.
The trial of Dr. Meyer for the murder of Ludwig Brandt,which
resulted in a life sentence for Meyer, cost the city of New York
over $30,000. Murder trials come high under Tammany rule.
Alvida Courtney, the Albino daughter of a Paducah, Ky., col-
ored woman, died of hydrophobia a few days ago. She had been
bitten by a cat, which had been merely scratched by the teeth of
a mad dog.
In Kentucky recently the police authorities determined to use
bloodhounds instead of detectives hereafter to run down crimi-
nals. It is expected that this fact in itself will operate to dis-
courage criminal practices within the state.
Three American mining engineers—Chris Winton, Ludwig
Holdman and P. N. Leff—were murdered by the Yaqui Indians
near Guaynopeta, Mexico, last week. Their mutilated remains
were discovered in a ravine in the Sierra Madre mountains.
S. Silverman, an aged Hebrew living in Cleveland, Ohio, is
about to return to the Holy Land, where he was born, in order
that when he dies he may be buried beside his forefathers. Vol-
untary contributions were made to pay his expenses to his desti-
A woman of Norwich, N. Y., fell out of a second story window
of her house the other day headforemost. Her head entered at
one end of an eight inch tile sewer pipe which stood beneath the
window on end. When rescued it was found that her heavy
growth of hair had saved her neck and that her only injury was a
The Chicago World's fair is now stated to have been a finan-
cial success, the balance, after deducting all liabilities, being
$1,600,000. An official report also shows that the exhibitors
sold over $10,000,000 worth of goods. This is the largest
amount sold at any exposition. Italy sold $2,500,000 worth;
Germany, $1,500,000; France, England, Austria and Japan,
each $1,000,000; Russia and Spain, each $750,000.
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McAdams, Walter B. The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 20, June 2, 1894, newspaper, June 2, 1894; Thurber, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth200467/m1/1/: accessed September 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Tarleton State University.