The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 24, June 30, 1894 Page: 1
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THURBKR, TKXAS, SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 1894.
FLASHES OF THOUGHT.
'Tis hilt a base, ignoble mind
That mounts no higher than a bird can soar.
The dews of the evening most carefully shun
Those tears of the sky for the loss of the sun.
The amity that wisdom knits, folly can easily untie.—[Shakes-
We are near waking when we dream that we dream.-—-
A docile disposition will, with application, surmount every
The more anyone speaks of himself, the less he likes to hear
others talked of.-—[Lavater.
Fire, for a short time neglected, acquires inresistable force.—
[ Horace. (Not in a stove.)—Ed.
People seldom improve when they have no other model but
themselves to copy after.-—[Goldsmith.
From what stranger can you expect attachment if you are at
varience with \our own relations?—[Xatin.
No evil propensity of the human heart is so powerful that it
may not be subdued by dicipline—[Seneca.
True eloquence consists in saying that which is necessary, and
nothing but what is necessary.—[La Rochefoucauld.
Good fortune and bad are equally necessary to man to fit him
to meet the contingences of this life.—[From the French.
There are no circumstances, however unfortunate, that clever
people do not extract some advantage from.—[La Rochefou-
There is nothing more universally commended than a fine
day; the reason is, that people can commend it without envy
Employment, which Galen calls "nature's physician," is so
essential to human happiness that indolence is justly considered
the mother of misery.—[Benton.
There are many men who appear to be struggling against ad-
versity, and yet are happy, but yet more who, although abound-
ing in wealth, are miserable.—[Tacitus.
Whosoever is afraid of submitting any question, civil or reli-
gious, to the test of free discussion, is more in love with his own
opinion than with truth.—[Bishop Watson.
FLASHES OF FUN.
Stranger (in country newspaper office)—What's the news ?
Office Boy—There ain't any; the editor's sick.
Wife—Why, dear, you don't play poker, do you? Husband
(sadly)—Those who ought to know say that I don't.
Miss Paddington—Do you believe in love at first sight? Mr.
Linton—O no! It is impossible to be perfectly sure that a girl
Mrs. Oldsborough (indignantly)—I should like to see any man
try to kiss me! Miss Prettypert (sweetly)—No doubt, but you
should not say so.
Customer—Give me ten cents' worth of paregoric, please.
Reeves—Yes, sir. Customer (absent-mindedly)—How much
is it ? Reeves—A. quarter.
Phe war in Brazil still continues. The Insurgents have con-
trol of the state of Rio Grande de Sul.
The Duke of Orleans, eldest son of the Counte de Paris, is
betrothed to the Princess Henrietta of Flanders
1 he reported anarchist plot to blow up the government build-
ings at Washington, I). C., has turned out to be a newspaper
The '-black plague," which has carried off 1700 Chinese in
the city of Hong Kong, China, since its appearance, May 4th,
is now abating.
The reign of the Sultan Abdul Azziz, of Morocco, was com-
menced in blood. The usurpers were repulsed, however, and
the Sultan now is secure in his throne.
The wheat area of the United States is a trifle over 3,000,000
acres short of what it was last year. The acreage this year is
35,480,000 ; last year it was 38,501,000.
The rebellion in Corea has been put down. Phe appearance
of the United States cruiser Baltimore at the critical moment
saved the nation, though no shots were fired.
The recent floods in the State of Washington caused $600,-
000 damage to the Cascade Locks. 'Phe loss falls about equally
on the United States and the Union Pacific Railway company.
A suit has been brought by the government to annul the Ber-
lener telephone patent. This patent covers all the telephone
transmitters now in use. The suit involves many millions of
Fevero Adamaro, a medical student of Poughkeepsie, N. Y.,
murdered his best iriend recently, mistaking him for another
person for whom he was lying in ambush. He has not been
"Julius Maccabaeus" was the name of a play that was pro-
duced in New York City recently where all of the actors and
actresses were deaf-mutes. The conversations were all carried
on by means of the finger alphabet.
The New York Commercial Advertiser estimates that the po-
lice department of that city has received $21,955,000 as black-
mail froip keepers of saloons, disorderly houses, dance-halls,
opipum joints, etc., during the last ten years.
L. E. Elsworth, assignee of H. B. Chamberlain, formerly pres-
ident of the Chamberlain Investment company, of Denver, Col.,
reports that he realized $100 on the sale of securities of Cham-
berlain's amounting to $2,000,000, face value.
At Outeway, Tenn., the other day 750 kegs of powder ex-
ploded in the works of the Chatanooga Powder company.
Pieces of the building were found 600 yards from the place
where the foundation rested before the accident.
C. K. Moreland, while bathing at Cumberland, Md., dived
from a pile at the end of the dock, and as he struck the water
another bather, who happened to be swimming under water, was
directly in his path. Moreland's neck was broken by the im-
pact and he died instantly.
A court of honor has been appointed by the Czar of Russia.
The jurisdiction of the court is to pass upon the necessity of
duelling in the army. If a duel is to come off the court deter-
mines whether the same is necessary, and if it is, it so directs.
If an officer of the army refuses to fight after the court decrees
a duel necessary he will be dishonoraoly dismissed from service.
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McAdams, Walter B. The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 24, June 30, 1894, newspaper, June 30, 1894; Thurber, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth200471/m1/1/: accessed November 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Tarleton State University.