The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 32, August 25, 1894 Page: 1
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THURBER, TEXAS, SATURDAY, AUGUST 25, 1894.
FLASHES OF THOUGHT.
The trood are better made 1 y ill:—
As odours crush'd are sweeter still!
In To-day already walks To-morrow.—[Schiller.
Wit is the God of moments, but Genius is the God of ages—
He is a Fool who cannot be angry; but he is a wise man who
will not [English Proverb.
The intellect of the wise is like glass: it admits the Light of
Heaven, and reflects it.—[Hare.
In this wild world the fondest and the best are the most tried,
most troubled, and distress'd.—[Crabbe.
Better to be despised for too anxious apprehensions, than ru-
ined by too confident a security.—[Burke.
The strongest symptom of Wisdom in man, is his being sensi-
ble of his own follies—[From the French.
If Men wish to be held in Esteem, they must associate with
those only who are estimable.—[La Bruyere.
Deliberate with Caution, but act with Decision; and yield with
Graciousness, or oppose with Firmness.'— [Colton.
Our Virtues disappear when put in competition with our Inter-
ests. as Rivers lose themselves in the Ocean.—[La Rochefou-
The first step to Self-knowledge is Self-distrust. Nor can we
attain to any kind of Knowledge, except by a like process
As Riches and Favour forsake a man. we discover him to be a
fool, but nobody could find it out in his prosperity.—[La Bru-
If thou canst not obtain a Kindness which thou desirest put a
good face on it, show no Discontent nor Surliness; an hour may
come, when thy request may be granted.—[Fuller.
It is hard to personate and act a part along; for when Truth is
not at the bottom, Nature will always be endeavoring to return
and will peep out and betray herself one time or ether.—[Tillot-
FLASHES OF FUN.
Husband—Didn't I tell you that was a secret and you were
not to tell it to any one? Wife—You told me it was a secret,
but you didn't say I was not to tell it to any one.
Small Son—Us boys is gettin' up a dog show and I bet our
Fido will take the prize. Father—Fido has no pedigree. Small
Son—This isn't any European aristocracy affair. This is an
American dog show.
The Prince's Tutor—And now we come to the Emperor Cali-
gula. What does your Royal Highness know of him? The
Prince is silent. Tutor—-Quite right, sir. The less said about
such a monster the better!
Excited Woman (rushing up to conductor)—You left my hus-
band behind at the last station! Conductor—Never mind, mad-
am. Calm yourself We shall be at Chicago in three hours,
and then you can get another.
Mistress (to new maid)—What is your name? Maid—Blanche,
mum. Mistress—Oh. dear, that is my name too. We must
call you something else. Maid—Well, mum, OiVe no objec-
tions to use me old pet name at school—they called me "Pansy"
Senator G. <Vest again denies the report that he is to retire
from public life.
An interview with Lord Randolph Churchill is published in
which he denies the story that he was a victim of morphine, and
says that the report was maliciously circulated through spite.
A handsomely engrossed set of resolutions adopted by the
Chicago Union League club, thanking the President for using
troops at Chicago during the strike was received at the White
Ho use Monday.
Mgr. Satolli, the papal ablegate, has decided to maintain si-
lence at the latest statement regarding him that the Pope will
soon make the abiegate's authority absolute and sovereign and
answerable only to the Pope.
Arrangements have been completed with the depositors and
creditors ot the recently closed Wichita National bank, at Wich-
ita, Kan., whereby the bank will reopen its doors for business
September i. The Comptroller is satisfied of its solvency.
The strike of the operatives of the San Antonio Street Railway
company is oft". The company has acceded to the demands ot
the men tor an increase of wages from $1.35 per day to $1.50-.
Six non-union men are retained, but the boy conductors are to
Governor Altgeld has received a letter from a committee of
Pullman citizens asking assistance in feeding 1,600 tamilies un-
able to get work th re. The Pullman company is alleged to be
importing men from all over the country and turning many old
hands out on the.street.
At Memphis, Tenn., August 19, the Mississippi river reached
the lowest mark known for years. Navigation is extremely diffi-
cult and hazardous, and unless a rise occurs all of the boats
drawing over five feet of water will be withdrawn. Pilots report
the river as being in worse condition tnau tor ten years. There
is only five and a half feet of water between Mempms and Cairo
and five feet between Cairo and St. Louis.
At Chicago, August 19. a conference was held by representa-
tives of the railroad brotherhoods for the discussion of matters
aftecting the old organizations, as a resulc of the work of the
American Railway Union during the recent strike. An agree-
ment was reached to endeavor to secure the reinstatement of the
members of the orders who joined the American Railway Union
and having since repented for their course, are applying for mem-
bership in their old lodges.
On August 19, at Midway, Tex., Mrs. Lucinda Allen was
seized with colic. Physicians and nurses, after sixh< urs of atten-
tion. pronounced her dead. She was dressed and placed in her
coffin, and just as the cortege was about to start for the grave-
yard a neighbor asked for a last look at her friend. She thought
she discovered signs of animation. The supposed corpse was
taken from the coffin, placed in a tub of water and soon revived,
thus escaping being buried alive.
Miss Kate Marsden of the Red Cross society does not propose
to remain passive under the charges made against her. Pastor
Francis of the British American church in St. Petersburg a tew
days ago wrote to the Times declaring in substance that the com-
mittee appointed to investigate the charges made against Miss
Kate Marsden in England, America and New Zealand had found
that the accusations had been practically proven, and called upon
Miss Kate Marsden to surrender the decorations conferred upon
her in recognition of her work among the Siberian lepers. Miss
Marsden has now decided to prosecute Pastor Francis for libel.
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McAdams, Walter B. The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 32, August 25, 1894, newspaper, August 25, 1894; Thurber, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth200479/m1/1/: accessed March 30, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Tarleton State University.