The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 35, September 15, 1894 Page: 1
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THUli!^lR, TKX AS, SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 15, 1894.
FLASHES OF THOUGHT.
The turnpike road to peonle's hearts, t find,
Lies through tl eir mouths, or I mistake mankind.
Hot being tried, and tutored in the world;
Experience is by Industry achieved,
And perfected by the swift course of Time.
Men Hnd it more easy to Flatter than to Praise.—[Jean Paul.
AH is but lip-wisdom which wants Experience.—[Sir Philip
The greatest Truths are the simplest; so are the greatest Men.
It requires greater virtues to support Good than Bad Fortune.
The rays of Happiness, like those of light are colorless when
The man who is always fortunate cannot easily have a great
reverence for Virtue.—[Cicero.
Friendship is the only thing in the world concerning the use-
fulness of which all mankind are agreed.—[Cicero.
The proper way of increasing the love we bear our Native
Country, is to reside some time in a foreign one.—[Shenstone.
\\ hen a true Genius appears in the world you may know him
by Lhis sign, that the Dunces are ali in confederacy against him.
If we did but know how little some enjoy of the great things
that thev possess, there woutd not be much Envy in the world.—
There is an unfortunate disposition in a man to attend much
more to the Faults of his companions which offend him, than to
their Perfections which please him.—[Creville.
We should manage our Fortune as we do our health—enjoy it
when good, be patient when it is bad, and never apply violent
remedies except in an extreme necessity.—[La Rocheioucauld.
FLASHES OF FUN.
"What's your hurry, Lou?" asked one Chicago girl of another.
"O, the Theosophy Club meets at our house to-night, and I
hustled out to get some sausages for refreshments."
"Have you any Gretna greens?" inquired the facetious cus-
tomer with a basket on his arm. "No, sir," answered the gro-
cer; "nearest I can come to 'em is parlor matches. Anybody
waiting on you, ma'am?"
Jimmy—Who's data image uv? Patsy—Dat's Justice. Jim-
my Wot's she got de towel over her eyes fer? Patsy—So she
can't size up de bloke dat's been run in. If he was good lookin'
she'd let him go, an' if he was homely she'd electercute 'im.
One Monday morning Dorothy volunteered to superintend the
fatuity washing. When Nora put the clothes on to boil the little
overseer gave one astonished look, then ran to mamma, exclaim-
ing in great excitement: ' O mamma, mamma! Nora s cook-
ing the clothes!"
The young lady at the piano was playing a selection from
Wagner. In the midst of it she suddenly stopped in confusion.
"What is the matter?" inquired one of the company. "I struck
a false note," she replied. "Well, what of it?" said the other;
"nobody but Wagner would ever know it, and he's dead. Go
ahead with the music."
Princess Victoria, granddaughter of the late Emperor William,
is reported dying from consumption.
Norway is in the throes of a heated political campaign. The
"Rights" and "Lefts" are bitterly contesting every inch of
A dispatch from Valparaiso says that the Chilian government
has made a formal denial of the report that half the vessels ofthe
Chilian navy have been sold to China.
In consequence of the death in England of the Count of Paris
the Spanish court has gone into mourning for sixteen days. The
queen regent has countermanded the orders tor several fetes that
were to have been held within the prescribed mourning period.
Lillian Russell is in London. At the Lyceum theater Satur-
day night she produced "The Queen of Brilliants," the new com-
edy in which she was especially engaged to sing the leading part.
There was a crowded and brilliant house, many Americans being
Captain Moore of the steamer Sedgemore reported at Balti-
more, Md., that on September 4 at 6:30 a. m.. latitude 46.11,
longitude 47.53. he picked up two men in a dory belonging to
fishing vessel L. N. B. of St. Malo. They had become lost from
their vessel during a fog and drifted seven days without food.
During the celebration of mass in a Catholic church at Bucha-
rest, September 9. a lunatic who brandished a long knife rushed
to the altar and tried to murder the priest. He was seized and
disarmed before he could do any harm. The congregation was
thrown into a state of semi-panic by the man's murderous at-
The great camp of the Knights of the Maccabees held its an-
nual meeting at Lansing Mich., this week. Some 25,000 Mac-
cabees visited the city during the week. The delegates to the
great camp number 900. Action was taken to reduce this body
in future by organizing forty districts, from which delegates to
the meetings of the great camp will be elected.
A dispatch fiom Havana, Cuba, reports that a riot occurred in
Villa France near that city, owing to the discontent aroused
among the inhabitants by the sale of common land. A mob
made an attack upon those who had purchased the land and did
considerable damage to their property. Further trouble leading
to bloodshed is feared and troops have been sent to prevent it.
The Northern Pacific liner Sikh, from Yokohama, brings inter-
esting advices of the war in the Orient. The reason given by
the commander of the Chinese warship Nanaiwa Kan. when
asked why he tired upon the Kow Shung. seeing she was Hying
the British Hag. is given now for the Hrst time and is certainly
pertinent. He said: "I Hred upon the boat because she was
sailing under false colors; was carrying Chinese troops and had
been sold to the Chinese government and fully paid for."
Nearly 20 000 persons, it is asserted, are affected by the strike
of the garment workers in New York city, the object of which is
represented to do away with the sweat-shop system. In the fall
of prices of clothing the competition of under-paid labor plays a
very important part. Much of the recent undesirable immigra-
tion cast UDon our shores has invaded the manufacture of gar-
ments and prices have been so cut that only those who herd to-
gether at small individual expense for rent or food, and who pro-
long the hours of labor at both ends, can survive the competi-
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McAdams, Walter B. The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 35, September 15, 1894, newspaper, September 15, 1894; Thurber, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth200482/m1/1/: accessed October 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Tarleton State University.