The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 38, October 6, 1894 Page: 1
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THURBER, TEXAS, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1894.
FLASHES OF THOUGHT.
We sleep, and wake and sleep, but all things move,
The sun flies forward to his brother sun ;
The dark earth follows, wheeled in her ellipse.
And human things returning on themselves,
Move onward, leading up the golden year.
If happiness has not her seat
And center in the breast,
We may be wise, or rich, or great,
But never can be blest:
Nae treasures, nor pleasures,
Could make us happy lang;
The heart av's the party ay,
That makes us right or wrang.
—[Dr. William Mathews.
There is nothing caprious in nature.—[Emerson.
Candor is the brightest gem of criticism.—[Disraeli.
The man that makes a character makes foes.—[Young.
Despondency is ingratitude, hope is worship.—[H. W. Beecher.
Great events oltener make men than men make great events.
It is human nature to hate han whom you have injured—[ Tac-
Childhood shows the man, as morning shows the day.—[Mil-
Nobody knows what love is and some people wreck their lives
trving to find out.
No young man ever climed the ladder of success with a bottle
of whisky in his pocket.
Experience takes dreadfully high school wages, but he teaches
like no other.—[Carlyle.
It is a shameful thing to be weary of inquiry when what we
search for is excellent—[Cicero.
Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity
or registering wrongs.—[Charlotte Bronte.
A sound discretion is not so much indicated by never making
a mistake as by never repeating it.—[Bovee.
I was always an early riser. The youth of nature is conta-
gious, like the gladness of a happy child.—[Bulwer.
Man may doubt here and there, but mankind does not doubt.
The universal conscience is larger than the individual conscience.
FLASHES OF FUN.
Too Raw A city child wandering over the barnyard with his
father, was greatly frightened at the sight of a good-sized gobbler.
" Why, my boy, you don't mean to say that you are afraid of a
turkey, when you ate one only yesterday." "Yes, pa, but this
one isn't cooked."—[Puck.
" Did everything go pleasantly at school today, John ?" "Yes,
mother, but some bad boys persuaded me to play truant." "You
mean they tried to persuade you. John; if they had persuaded
you, you would have gone off with them." "That's what I did."
"See, Mary, are not these flowers beautiful?" "'Deed and
they are, miss! Many a time have I seen jist like 'em in bun-
nits ! Ain't it wonderful how natural the Lord can make things !"
The Czar of Russia is troubled with Bright's disease and ni-
Over ioo applicants failed to find room at the Agricultural and
Mechanical college of Texas for the present session.
The largest silo in the country is probably the one of 2000 tons
capacity on the farm of Levi P. Morton of Rhinebeck.
The cotton crop of Texas is estimated this year at 1,824,892
bales, and that of the Indian Territory at 90.450 bales.
The Czar of Russia is m poor health. His death might make
great changes in the government of that kingdom.
The Japanese are invading Chinese territory. They are
plucky to invade a country that has 400.000 000 population.
At Blooming Grove, Tex., Miss Ethel Wright and G. W. Mu-
rah had a cotton picking contest. Each picked 1029 pounds.
It is estimated that one-half of the thoroughbred hogs of Ne-
braska will go to the butcher On account of the short corn crop.
The shirtmakers of the east side in the city of New York have
gone on strike. They now work thirteen hours a day and can
earn but $4 per week.
William D. Rockefeller has arrived from over the water.
When asked about the tariff tinkers' bill he made the significant
reply that '-they like it over there."
The United States War Department intends to equip the artil-
lery horses with steel collars. The fire department in New York
city has had them in use some time.
Nebraska has finally figured out her corn loss, and finds there
will be only 15 per cent, of an average crop. Iowa has only one-
third of a crop, while Kansas is just as bad off.
Crops in the coast district of Australia are suffering severely
from long drouth. If rain does not fall soon, according to re-
ports, the whole of Australia will seriously suffer.
While at dinner at the Plaza hotel, New York, September 19,
Major William E. Donnell, financial editor of the Tribune, sud-
denly fell from his chair to the floor and died almost immedi-
India has 27,000,000 acres in rice. 18 000,000 in wheat, 75,-
000,000 in other food grains, 1.600 000 in sugar cane, 251,000
in tea, 10,000,000 in cotton, 100 000 in indigo, and 300,000 in
A log of African mahogany, said to be the largest ever landed
in England, was recently sold in London. It measured thirty-
six by forty inches, and was forty-one and a half feet long, free of
knots, shakes and all other defects.
A 7-vear-old girl saved a passenger train on the Chicago &
Great Western road near Dunder recently. She was seen by the
engineer waving her little red apron as a signal. The engineer
stopped the train and the little girl told him that the bridge
around the curve was burning. The child was on the way to the
pasture near her home to drive in the cattle.
The War Department has issued an important order involving
the abandonment of nine army posts and the concentration and
redistribution of military forces. This policy has been under con-
sideration for a long period, and has been adopted by Secretary
Lamont upon the recommendation of General Schofield, who, as
a practical soldier, has been convinced that economy and effi-
ciency would be promoted by radical changes. The timely use
made of the army during the Debs revolt ia Chicago has un-
doubtedly hastened the execution of this policy.
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McAdams, Walter B. The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 38, October 6, 1894, newspaper, October 6, 1894; Thurber, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth200485/m1/1/: accessed August 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Tarleton State University.