The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 23, June 23, 1894 Page: 1
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THURBER, TEXAS, SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 1894.
' FLASHES OF THOUGHT.
Patience which means almost power.—[Mrs. Browning.
Of all blinds that shut up men's vision, the worst is self.—
When observation is nor sympathy, it is just being tortured.—
Your true hero is ever unconscious that he is a hero; that is a
condition of all true greatness.—"Cariyle.
To have in general but little feeling seems to be the only se-
curity against /eeling too much on any particular occasion.—
The greatest part of what we say and do being unnecessary;
it a man takes this away, he will have more leisure and less un-
easiness —[Marcus Aurelius.
Though the remoter stars seem a nebula of united light, yet
there is no group which a telescope will not resolve, and the
dearest friends are separated by impassable gulfs.—[Emerson.
When we talk of this man or that woman being no longer the
same person whom we remember in youth, and remark changes
in our friends, we don't, perhaps, calculate that circumstance
only brings out latent defect or quality, and does not create it.—
What is it that keeps men in continual discontent and agita-
tion? It is that they cannot make realities correspond with their
conceptions; that enjoyment steals away from among their hands;
that the wished-for comes too late, and nothing reached and ac-
quired produces on the heart the effect which their longing for it
at a distance led them to anticipate.—[Goethe.
A treacherous friend is the most dangerous enemy; and I will
say boldly that both religion and virtue have received more real
discredit from hypocrites than the wittiest profligates or infidels
could ever cast upon them; nay, farther, as these two, in their
purity, are rightly called the bands of civil society, and are in-
deed the greatest of blessings, so when poisoned and corrupted
by fraud, pretense and affectation they have become the worst of
civil curses, and have enabled men to perpetrate the most cruel
mischiefs to their own species—[Fielding.
FLASHES OF FUN.
It is all very well to tell a violent man to "keep his temper,"
but is he not better off without it?—[Boston Commercial.
"Miss Beanleigh," said the sweet Philadelphian to the fair
Bostonian, "do you like scrapple?" "Scrapple? Scrapple?"
queried the fair Bostonian. "I never heard of him. What has
Little Gladys—Granny, go down on your hands and knees for
a minute, please. Fond Grandmother—What am I to do that
for, my pet? Little Gladys—'Cause I want to draw an elephant.
"What's your occupation, Bub?" asked a visitor at the capítol
of a bright boy whom he met in the corridor. The boy hap-
pened to be a page in the White House. "I'm running for Con-
gress, sir," he replied.—[Pacific.
Father—Hasn't Count Huntcash been paying you a great deal
of attention? Daughter—Yes; has he asked you for my hand?
Father—No; it was for several hundred dollars instead. Daugh-
ter—Oh, how lovely! Now I know his is not a bogus title.—
[Chicago Inter Ocean.
The old soldiers' reunion at Yankton, S. I)., broke up in a row
over a Populist speech.
In a nine explosion near Troppaw, Austria, on the 17th, over
200 miners met a horrble death.
George W. Wilson was renominated for congress by the Re-
publicans of the Seventh Ohio district.
There is great suffering in Chicago because of the want of
water. The pumps are altogether inadequate.
The Pope's jubilee encyclical letter is in the hands of the
printers. It is an important political document.
The trial of General Sanders and his army of Commonweal-
ers for train stealing has been begun at Leavenworth.
The Republican state convention of California assembled at
San Francisco on the 19th to nominate a full ticket.
A report from Hamburg says there is nothing known there
of the reported reappearance of cholera in that city.
The American whaler James Allen has been wrecked off the
Alaska coast. The captain and most of the crew were lost.
Hon. Waiter William Phelps, ex-United States minister to
Germany, died at his home in Englevvood, N. J., on Sunday
At Spring Valley. N. J., on June 18. Brunner Byers. a lad of
15 years, died from eating cherries. It is supposed they were
poisoned by 17-year locusts.
Ex-Governor T. T. ('rittenden, United States consul at City
of Mexico, has written Sadalia lawyers that Thompson, the ab-
sconding banker, is in that city.
At Brussells, June 18, a terrific explosion occurred at 3 o'clock
in a house on Rue Royal. The interior of the house was com-
pletely destroved, and adjoining houses were partly wrecked.
The Confedrate Historical Association at Memphis, Tenn.,
will hold a general celebration on the Fourth of July for the pur-
pose of raising money for the Gen. Bedford Forest monument.
Prime Minister Sagasta. of Spain, has announced to the sen-
ate that if the commercial treaty between Spain and Germany
is rejected, the cabinet will resign, or thecortez will be dissolved.
On the 18th, inst., at Patterson, N. J., a collision between an
express train running at the rate of thirty-five miles an hour and
a street car resulted in three passengers being fatally and five
It is reported in Paris that the Italian ambassdor in Berlin
will be replaced, owing to his strained relation with Emperor
William, due to a quarrel between the embassador and an offi-
cial who is a relative of the emperor.
Near Ottumwa, la., on June 17, John Sailor, his daughter,
three sons and three hired men were poisoned by drinking a
quantity of buttermilk which contained a vegetable poison. In-
vestigation traced the poisoning in the milk to a pond of foul
water where the cattle had been accustomed to drink. All are
in a serious condition.
Six thousand quarrymen are employed in the marble .quarries
at Carrasa, in Italy. There are more than 400 of these quarries
which are situated in the sides of the mountains, above and
back of the town. Dynamite is used in operating the quarries,
from which 160,000 tons of marble are exported annually, much
of which comes to America.
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McAdams, Walter B. The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 23, June 23, 1894, newspaper, June 23, 1894; Thurber, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth200470/m1/1/: accessed May 30, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Tarleton State University.