The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 22, June 16, 1894 Page: 1
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THURBER, TEXAS, SATURDAY, JUNE 16, 1894.
FLASHES OF THOUGHT.
When flatterers meet, the Devil goes to dinner.
Ill deeds are doubled with an evil word.
What seasoned first the vessel, keeps the taste.
The evil that men do lives after them ;
The good is oft interred with their bones.
Of all thieves fools are the worst;
Tliey rol you of time and temper.
The man who builds, and wants wherewith to pay,
Provides a h< me from which to run away.
When Fortune means to men most good,
She looks upon them with threatening eve.
To wilful men,
The injuries that they themselves procure,
Must be their schoolmasters.
Oh Heaven ! were man
But constant, he were perfect; that one error
tills him with faults.
Bid that welcome
Which comes to punish us and we nunish it,
Seeming to bear it lightly.
Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie,
Which we ascribe to Heaven ; the fated skv
Gives up free scope; why doth backward pull
Our slow designs, when we ourselves are dull?
The way to fame is like the way to Heaven—through much
If you want enemies, excel others; if you want friends, let oth-
ers excel you.—[Colton.
The excesses of our youth are drafts upon our old age, pay-
able with interest, thirty years after date.—[Colton.
To most men experience is like the stern lights of a ship,
which illumines only the track it has passed.--[Coleridge.
FLASHES OF FUN.
The lark is up to meet the sun,
So runs the poet's lay;
But now the son oft seeks to find
The lark at close of day.
—[Chicago Inter Ocean.
Little Johnny—Pa, does a visitation mean the same thing as a
visit? Pa—Sometimes, my son. For instance, when your grand-
mother comes to stay with us for a month.—[Truth.
Mrs. Henpeck (visiting her first husband's grave)—Yes. here
lies a hero. You would not be my husband to-day had he not
been killed in the war. Mr. Henpeck (fiercely)—Yes; what a
curse war is!—[Puck.
Tramp (at farm kitchen door)—Madam, do you happen to
have a $2 bill about you that you could loan me for a few mo-
ments? Mrs. Hay—No, I hain't! Tramp—Very well, ma'am;
any other denomination will do as well. I wanted to use it to
clean my gold eye-glasses. Opticians say—(Door bangs).—
Ten men were drowned in a cloudburst in Mexico recently.
In Glasgow last year 577 persons were fined for failing to sweep
their front stoops and sidewalks.
Information from Eldorado, Kan., says the rain of the night of
the 9th was the heaviest in that section for twenty years.
At Fleminsberg Ky., a woman was recently fined $10 for
placing a bent pin in the pew of another woman in church.
A resolution recently passed by both houses of Congress pre-
vents the battlefield of Gettysburg from being invaded by street
Cholera prevails in the provinces of Plock and Radon in Rus-
sia, and is spreading with terrible rapidity. A general quaran-
tine is maintained against these districts.
Kenneth F. Sutherland, the last of the leaders of John Y. Mc-
Kane's faithful Gravesend gang of Democratic rulers, has at last
been landed in the penitentiary.
The Nebraska anti-lottery law has been declared void because
the law is entitled an amendment to the "compiled" statutes, in-
stead of the -'consolidated" statutes.
Johnson Baker of Macon, Mo., is 70 years old, and on his
farm he is still working two horses which he has raised from
colts. One is 24 and the other 30 years old.
William Turner, who was recently acquitted of murder at At-
lanta, Ga., admitted his guilt as he was leaving the court room.
He barely had time to get out of town before the vigilants were
In the assize court of Aix-les-Bains a boy was recently acquit-
ted of the charge of murdering an old man on the ground that
he performed his part of the execution at the earnest solicitation
of the dead man.
A woman in Vernon county, Missouri, recently procured a di-
vorce from her husband, who is worth $30,000, on the ground
that he compelled her to work in the fields with the hired men
and wear his cast-off clothes.
Mrs. Andrew Jackson Cross, who has been receiving a wid-
ow's pension for ten years on account of the death of her hus-
band, who disappeared twenty years ago, found that gentleman
at her door the other morning.
A dispatch from Rio Grande City states that Juan Garcia, a
merchant of Starr county, received a threatening letter asking for
a deposit of $100 at the root of a tree on which Viviano Diaz was
hanged. Diaz was one of several members of a band ofbrigands
who were captured and lynched several years ago. The mer-
chant, on receiving the threatening letter, wrote an answer and
deposited the letter at the designated place, and then lay in wait.
His plan was successful, as he succeeded in capturing single
handed the entire band of outlaws, who came in a body for the
Mrs. Dalton. wife of Bill Dalton, the notorious outlaw, has ad-
mitted that her late husband was the leader of the Longview
bank robbers. The other members of the gang were Tom Lit-
tleton, Jim Wallace and Charles WThite. alias Jim Jones. Jim
Wallace was shot and killed at Longview, and was a brother of
Houston Wallace, where Dalton was stopping when killed.
Charles Benjamin Dalton, the eldest of the Dalton boys, identi-
fied the remains as those of Bill. Officers of the Longview bank
also identified Dalton as the man who presented the letter of in-
troduction to the cashier.
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McAdams, Walter B. The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 22, June 16, 1894, newspaper, June 16, 1894; Thurber, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth200469/m1/1/: accessed December 11, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Tarleton State University.