The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 33, September 1, 1894 Page: 1
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THERBER. TEXAS, SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 1, 1894.
FLASHES OF THOUGHT.
The purest treasure mortal time* afford,
Is spotless reputation ; that away,
Men are bi t gilded loam, or painted clay.
A jewel in a ten-times barred lip chest
1 ^ a bold spirit in a [oval Breast.
Your words are like the notes of dying swans, too sweet to
Experience join'd with Common Sense, to mortals is a Provi-1
He must be a thorough Fool who can learn nothing from his
own Folly.— [Anon.
There can be no Kernel in this light nut; the Soul of this man
is his clothes.—[Shakespeare.
It is conferring a Kindness, to deny at once a Favour which
you intend to refuse.—[Publius Syrus.
The surest way of making a Dupe is to let your Victim sup-
pose that you are his—[Bulwer Lvtton
Though Fortune's malice overthrow my state my mind ex-
ceeds the compass of her wheel.—[Shakespeare.
Whatever Disgrace we have merited, it is almost always in our
power to re-establish our Reputation.—[La Rochetoucauld.
An act by which we make one Friend and one Enemy is a los-
ing game; because Revenge is a much stronger principle than
We laugh heartily to see a whole flock of sheep jump because
one did so; might not one imagine that superior beings do the
same by us, and for exactly the same reason.—[Greville.
We should act with as much energy, as those who expect every-
thing from themselves; and we should pray with as much earnest-
ness as those who expect everything from God.—[Colton.
The every day cares and duties which men call drudgery are
the weights and counterpoises of the clock of time, giving its
pendulum a true vibration, and its hands a regular motion; and
when they cease to hang upon the wheels, the pendulum swings,
the hands no longer move, and the clock stands still.—[Long-
FLASHES OF FUN.
Artist—Your poitrait will be finished in a few days. Sitter—
Throw it away and begin a new one. 1 have just been made a
If people were taxed according to the appearance of their
clothes on the line on wash day. 99 out of 100 families would be
exempt out of pure charity.
Downer—I am glad it is good form not to wear a watch with
a dress suit. Upper—Why? D< wner—Because I never have
my watch and my dress suit at the same time.
A school teacher near Dawson, (la., having instructed a pupil
to purchase a grammar, the next day received a note from the
child's mother: 'T do not desire for Lulu shall ingage in gram-
mar as i prefer her ingage in y use tul studies and can learn her
how to spoke and write properly myself. I have went through
two grammars and can't say as they did me no good. 1 prefer
her ingage in german and drawing and vokal music on the
Two human fingers found in the streets of Dallas last Sunday
evening has caused much comment, and no little mystery is con-
nected with the find.
At Huntsville, Tex., Sunday, Frank Hatch's 3-year-old boy-
was playing with an 'unloaded" pistol, when it went off, instant
ly killing an elder brother.
Sunday, at Chicago. William Gardner of the Columbia wheel-
men, in the annual road race of the club, lowered the ten-mile
road record to 26:12. The previous record was 27:17 4-5. Sev-
eral other riders also beat the latter time.
A special from Valparaiso says President Peixoto of Brazil
has officially confirmed the news of the rebel general's (Saraivas)
death. The Governor of the Argentine province of Corrientes
reported that 300 of Saraivas' defeated soldiers crossed the fron-
tier into her province in a pitiable condition.
Martin, l ex., was visited by an electric storm about 9 o'clock
Saturday night. I'he lightning struck C. S. Smith's barn, con-
taining 1000 bales of hay, one jack, two brood mares, one horse
and all of his agricultural implements, which were all destroyed
by the fire that followed. Loss about $3000.
A special dispatch from Port Limon, Costa Rica, says the
United States warship Columbia arrived there Friday of last
week and took coal. As she needs a great deal, and as the
facilities for load.ng there are not first-class, the job will probably
take a week. Sue reported that the Nicaraguan authorities have
sent fourteen prisoners from Bluefields to Nicaragua for trial.
Two Americans and the acting British consul are among them.
An earnest effort is being made in official circles at Washing-
ton to induce the Mexican government to extend clemency and
mitigate the sentence of death imposed upon Edward Adams of
San Antonio, l ex. Under the sentence Adams is to be shot
soon, in the City of Mexico. Members of the Texas and Lou-
isiana delegations in Congress have secured the friendly offices
of the United States government and his case will be laid before
our sister republic through Secretary Gresham and Minister
A special dispatch from Panama says: Refugees from Blue-
fields, Nicaragua, who have leached Colon, sa> tne Nicaraguan
officials there have been guilty of infamous brutalities. The In-
dians have been driven into the forest and shot on sight and the
Nicaraguan soldiers have been assaulting the helpless Mosquito
women and • braining" infants, they charge. Advices from
Greytown are that the British warship Mohawk offers to take the
Mosquitos to Belize, and that her captain expects another British
man-of-war soon on that station. From Managua it is reported
that should British capitalists purchase control of the Nicaraguan
canal Nicaragua will ask England to protect the Central Ameri-
can states against Mexican encroachment.
Heavy forest fires are raging throughout Alcona county.Mich-
igan. doing great damage to lumber mills and standing pine, de-
stroying crops of all kinds and burning the homes of many set-
tlers. The fire was started early last week in the Huckleberry
swamps in the interior bv berry pickers. Owing to the dry
weather they spread rapidly and soon got beyond control. Sun-
day Campbell's mill near West Harrisville, 100 cars of hemlock.
1000 feet of lumber, 2000 feet of ties and a large number of flat-
cars were burned. Trains on the Detroit. Bay City & Alpends
railroad were delayed many hours. From Kiimaster, in the in-
terior of the county, the report came Sunday night that seven
farmers.lost their homes and stock of grain.
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McAdams, Walter B. The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 33, September 1, 1894, newspaper, September 1, 1894; Thurber, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth200480/m1/1/: accessed September 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Tarleton State University.