The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 21, June 9, 1894 Page: 1
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THURRER. TEXAS, SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 1894.
FLASHES OF THOUGHT.
A real spirit
Should neither court neglect, nor dread to bear it.
Oh, for a lodge in some vast wilderness,
Some boundless contiguity of shade,
Where rumor of oppression and deceit
Of unsuccessful and successful war
Might never reach ue more! My ear is pain'd,
My soul is sick with every day's report
Of wrong and outrage with which earth is hll'd.
Most men have more courage than they themselves think they
The court does not render a man contented, but it prevents
his being so elsewhere.—[La Bruyere.
Coveiousness, like a candle ill made, smothers the splendor of
a happy fortune m it's own grease [F. Osborne.
He that will believe only what he can fully comprehend must
have a very long head, or a very short creed [Cotton.
He whose first emotion, on the view of an excellent produc-
tion. is to undervalue it, will never have one of his own to show.
For the credit of virtue it must be admitted that the greatest
evils which befall mankind are caused by their crimes [La
Critics are sentinels in the grand army of letters, stationed at
the corners of newspapers and reviews, to challenge every new^
Physical courage, which despises all danger, will make a man
brave in one way; and moral courage, which despises all opinion,
will make a man brave in another. The former would seem most
necessary for the camp, the latter for council; but to constitute a
great man both are necessary [Colton.
FLASHES OF FUN.
Captain—"Are you a Christian?" Zeke—"No-o, I'm a
Customer—Is this good soap? Dealer—Well, mum, the man
who writes poetry about that soap gets $10,000 a year. Cus-
tomer—My sakes! Gimme a dozen bars.
A lady had in her employ an excellent girl who had one fault
—her face was always in a smudge. Her mistress tried to tell
her to wash her face without offending her, and at last resorted
to strategy. - Do you know, Bridget," she remarked, in a con-
fidential manner, "it is said that if you wash the face every dav
m hot, soapy water it will make you look beautiful?" "Will it.
now?" answered Bridget. "Sure, it's a wonder you nivver tried
it yourself, mum."
A gentleman while out hunting one day had the good fortune
to catch a hare, which he had come upon as it lay asleep.
Thinking the animal might amuse some ladies of his acquaint-
ance, he dispatched his Irish servant with it safely tied down in-
side a basket, and duly labeled. The curiosity of Pat, however,
overcame his discretion on the way. He undid the string that
held down the lid, when out popped pussy, and away she Hew
across the fields. "Be jabers," exclaimed Pat, as he scratched
his head and looked after the retreating animal, "you may run,
faith, but you don't know where to go, for you've forgot to take
the address wid ye!"
Russian cholera is raging in Spain.
General Phil Cook, Secretary of State of Georgia, died recently
at Atlanta. Ca., aged 77 years.
The corner stone of the monument to the unknown Confeder-
ate dead at Raleigh, N. C., was laid recently.
Queen Victoria has conferred knighthood on Isaac Pitman.the
inventor of shorthand, or stenographic writing.
The body of a sea hog, seven feet in length and weighing 800
pounds, was washed ashore at Portchester, N. Y., on the Long
The barn at Cray Gables, President Cleveland's summer home
at Buzzard's Bay, was struck by lightning recendy. The dam-
age was slight.
The body of Edward Yates, the English author and journalist,
who died recently, was cremated, in accordance with the direc-
tion of the deceased.
Mrs. M. Miller horsewhipped Pastor Hopper of the Presby-
terian church at Cadillic, Mich., recently. Her husband stood
by, and the preacher thrashed him in turn.
Fanny Rice, the comic opera star, whose everyday name is
Mrs. Dr. George W. Purdy, presented her husband with a girt
baby at the Gilsey house in New York last week.
The deed for the city of Binghamton, New York's gift of a site
for the Commercial Travelers' Home at that city, has been Uted
for record. The corner stone of the Home will be laid in Octo-
The debate on the tariff bill must either end or be suspended
before June 30th, as the appropriation bill must be passed by
then or the Government stop paying employes. The present ap-
propriations run out then.
There is a newspaper man in Southern Missouri who is still
running a railway advertisement offering reduced rates to the
YVorid's Fair at Chicago. His name and that of the paper is
suppressed for apparent reasons.
Charles H. Murray of New York has been appointed police
commissioner of that city by Mayor Gilroy in place of Charles F.
MacLean, whose term has expired. Murray is a Republican
leader and MacLean a Tammany Democrat.
The anarchists, Codina, Crezuela, Sogas, Bimet, Mir and Vil-
larubia, who were convicted of dynamiting, w ere all shot to death
at Barcelona last week. Their execution by the military authori-
ties has caused a cessation of anarchist teachings.
Fred Frankenburg of Buffalo, N. Y., recently got angry at his
wife, threw a lighted oil lamp at her, locked her m her room and
left her to burn to death. She was rescued by friends, but so
badly was she burned that she died shortly after. Frankenburg
is under arrest.
The post mortem examination of the body of Henry, the re-
cently executed Parisian anarchist, disclosed the fact that death
had occurred before the knife of the guillotine severed the head
from the body. The doctors who made the autopsy certify that
he died from fright.
The supreme court of Massachusetts has just afhrmed the ver-
dict of a jury awarding the Old Colony Railway company 17 cents
in it's suit against Dr. Charles S. Rackeman to recover a fare be-
tween Boston and Hyde Park, which Rackeman declined to pay
because the car was crowded and he had to stand up.
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