The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 36, September 22, 1894 Page: 1
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THURBER, TEXAS, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1894. NO. 36
FLASHES OF THOUGHT.
Break from thv body's grasn, thv spirit's trance;
Give thy soul air, thy faculties expanse;
Love, jo;*, even sorrow, \ ield thvself to all,
Then make thv freedom, uroveller, not thv thrall.
Knock off the shackles which thy spirit hind
To d- st. and sense, and set at larLre rue mind !
Then move in sympathy with God's areat whole,
And he like man at first, a '"livintr i-onl "
—[Richard Henry Dana.
Ignorance is the mother of all evils. -
A burlesque word is often a mighty sermon.
Experience is the name men give to their follies.
Envy lurks at the bottom of the human heart.—[Balzac.
Wisdom is t< the soul what health is to the body.—[Real.
It you want to keep on thinking well of a man, don't go his
To select well among old things is almost equal to inventing
Thought is the first faculty of man; to express it is one of his
Strong thoughts are steel nails driven in the mind that nothing
can draw out.—[Didtrot.
How many people would be mute if they were forbidden to
speak evil of others.—[de Fontaines.
The most completely lost of all days is the one on which we
have not laughed.—[Chamfort.
A lost day is the one on which we have not done some good
deed or given a kind thought to our fellow creatures.
Evil speaking of acquaintances is prevalent, but none except
evil minded men and women do so, none except vacant minds
"Economy in one thing breeds economy in others," says a
prudent man. "If you can once make a start in this direction
you will doubtless be surprised at the saving that can be effected
without much effort.'1
Six things are requisite to create a home. Integrity must be
the architect and tidiness the upholsterer. It must be warmed
by love and lighted with cheerfulness, and an honest purpose
must be the ventilator, renewing the atmosphere and bringing in
fresh salubrity day bv day; while over all. as a protecting glory,
nothing will suffice except the blessing of God.—[Hamilton.
FLASHES OF FUN.
A swallow may not make a Summer, but a frog makes a
"Why does Snagsby keep his hair cut so short?" "Because
he's getting bald, and he won't have it long."
Visitor—That painting is by an old master. I see. Mrs. Mc-
Shoddie (apologetically)—Y-e-s; but the frame is new.
'I he Blonde—I wonder if I shall ever live to be a hundred?
The Brunette—Not if you remain twenty-two much longer.
A Confederate guard in South Carolina during the war was
questioned as to his knowledge of his duties: "You know your
duty here, do you, sentinel?" "Yes, sir." "Well, now, suppose
they should open on you with .shells and musketry, what would
you do? ' "Form a line, sir." "What! one man form a line?"
"Yes, sir; form a bee-line for camp, sir."
England and Japan have com lu led a new treaty.
1 he great pacer, Robert J., h is made a record of 2:01 1-2.
Ex-Vice-President xMorton has been nominated for Governor
of New York state.
A cyclone swept away nearly every house in the towns of Min-
ing and Jennings, Oklahoma Territory.
The farmers in Erath. Palo Pint' and Eastland counties never
raised so good a crop of cotton as this year.
Banker William M. Harrison of Fort Worth died at Eureka
Springs, Ark., on the 16th. He is said to have left a large es-
The cotton market is tending downward daily. It is too bad,
but it is the natural consequence of Democratic single standard
Kansas City, Sept. 21—Market steady; Texas steers a shade
higher; stockers and feeders ranged to ¡1 $[.80 to $3 65 per 100
Kansas City. Sept. 21.— Hogs—Supply small; range of prices,
$5 20 to $6.25. Sheep ranged from $1 50 to $3.35 per 100
Grover Cleveland is fishing at Buzzards Bay. It don't matter
to him whether -school keeps or not." The goldbugs have
feathered his nest.
The Populists are making a strong fight in very many counties.
1 he Democratic candidates are heavily weighted in the race with
Cleveland goldbug theories.
The United States Treasury will soon have to issue more
bonds or pay out silver on coin obligations. The reserve is now
down to nearly $50.000 000, when the minimum should be $100,-
Cotton pickers at Waco want 60 cents per hundred pounds.
In talking with a cotton buyer, he said the cleanest and best cot-
ton came from the small farms, where the women and children
did the picking.
1 he silver-haired, silver-tongued Breckenridge has been beaten
for the nomination for Representative to Congress in a district in
Kentucky which he thought he owned. '"hat means that he will
sink into "inocuous desuetude."
Senator John P. Jones of Nevada, one of the ablest men in the
Senate, has come out and placed himself squarely with the Pop-
ulist party, on account ot the position that party takes on the
question of free coinage of silver.
The Japanese have won a signal victory over the Chinese,hav-
ing captured the forts at Seoul, that were defended by 20,000
Chinese. This will end the fighting for some time on Corean
territory, as at present the Japanese have control of the ports,
and overland it is almost impossible to move an army and sup-
plies in the fall and winter months.
The order of Odd Fellows met this week at Chattanooga.
Slim attendance. The financial stateme.it shows that $101,000
has been appropriated and $75,283 expended during the year.
The grand treasurer has $33,251 cash on hand, $30,000 of rail-
road bonds and other items, making the total assets of the sóv-
ereign grand lodge $107.721. A summary of the statistics of
the order from 1830 shows that the total receipts reached the
enormous sum of $168,055.287, of which $64.376 225 has gone
for relief to members, widows and families.
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McAdams, Walter B. The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 36, September 22, 1894, newspaper, September 22, 1894; Thurber, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth200483/m1/1/: accessed December 13, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Tarleton State University.