The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 39, October 13, 1894 Page: 1
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THURBER, TEXAS, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1894.
FLASHES OF THOUGHT.
"Never a word is said
But it trembles in the air.
And the truant voice has sped
To vibrate everywhere;
And perhaps far off in eternal years
The echo may ring upon our ears.
"The deeds we do, the words we say,
Into still air they seem to fleet;
We count them ever past,
But they shall last.
And in the dread judgment they
And we shall meet.1'
Politeness goes a long ways and always gets back on time.
Let us respect white hair—especially our own.—[Petit Jenn.
The Nation is more intelligent than its average voter.—[Kate
Every man holds in his hand a stone to throw at us in adver-
Wealth is the substance of things hoped for; fame is the evi-
dence of things not seen.
Some persons are so just and discerning that they never see
an opportunity to be generous.
To forgive a fault in another is more sublime than to be fault-
less one's self.—[George Sand.
Wherever the devil is there is always a quorum present for
business.—[Charles Dudley Warner.
The truly great man rises just as much above his own position
as above the position of others.—[Garve.
The sweetest music is that we never hear; the prettiest women
are those we never see; the best things in the world are those
we never get [Detroit Free Press.
Gladstone being asked what he regarded as the brightest hope
for the future, replied: " I should say a maintenance of faith in
the invisible. This is the great hope of the future, the mainstay
of civilization. And by that I mean a living faith in a personal
FLASHES OF FUN.
Oblivion claimed him
As her prize.
His house would never
The rain falls down, and my spirits
Fall with the falling rain
As I think of that borrowed umbrella
I've returned to its owner again !
No man who claims to be doing busines for God has any right
to use a short yard stick.—[Ram's Horn.
"We have met the enemy," said the lion, licking his chops,
"and he is in our midst."—[Chicago Tribune.
Revenge will make a man walk to places where charity would
coax him in a carriage—[Milwaukee Journal.
The number of idle cotton operatives in Fall River is placed at
The Texas State Fair and Dallas Exposition opens October 20,
and closes November 14.
Over 3000 shirtmakers struck in New York recently for an
increse of 50 per cent in their wages.
The Texas Live Stock Journal thinks there are 1,500,000 fewer
cattle in the state than there were at this time two years ago.
Estimates by the director of the mint place the gold product
of the world at $175,000,000, an increase of $6,000,000 over
the amount stated in the annual report.
The dryest place in the world is that part of Egypt between
the two lower falls ot the Nile. Rain has never been known to
fall there, and the inhabitants do not believe travelers when told
that water can fall from the sky.
There was a difference of only sixty head in the shortage of
cattle and sheep receipts at the four leading western markets
during the first nine months of the year. Nine months' cattle
receipts were 4 346,421 head, a shortage of 189.775 head.
The smallest dog in the world weighs about half a pound, and
is owned by the Archduchess Elizabeth, daughter of the Crown-
Princess Stephanie of Austria. The dog is less than seven inches
long, and stands about seven inches high, and can easily rest on
the palm of the hand.
It is announced that one-half the sugar refineries of the country
have closed, and that remaining ones will soon do likewise.
This, it is said, will mean the enforced idleness of 10.000 em-
ployes. Sugar people are quoted as saying the present price of
sugar is below cost of production.
One ot the finest bridges in Europe is now being constructed
across the Danube at Cernavoda, Roumania, by French engi-
neers. It has a length of 2400 feet, divided into five bays. Its
heighth is 103 feet to the roadway and its highest point is 123
feet above high water. It is of steel and is supported on thirty
Minister Zeballos, of the Argentine Republic, says a remarka-
ble stimulation of the wool industry of his country has resulted
from the enactment of the tariff law in this country. Prices have
materially advanced. He adds that the amount sent to this
country last year was $2,000,000, but the trade promises to reach
$6,000,000 this year.
Old Geronimo, the famous Apache chief, with what is left of
his band of braves, passed through Fort Worth last week enroute
to their new barracks at Fort Sill, I. T. There were about 300
of them in all—men, women and children—about 150 of them
only being braves, among which was Chief Natchez, who is said
to be the real chief of the Apaches, Geronimo being their war
chief only. Natchez, it is said, can trace his ancestry back
further than many of the crowned heads of Europe—back long
before the landing of Columbus in 1492. They were a "tuff"
looking lot of reds, to say the least, and there are many who
think the government will have its hands full to keep them in
hock at Fort Sill. While in Fort Worth they seemed quite proud
of the notice given them by the crowd, and old Geronimo shook
hands with everybody who desired it, and seemed quite pleased
at being so lionized. They came in from the south over the
Houston & Texas Central, and departed on the Chicago, Rock
Island & Pacific about 11:30 p. m., reaching Fort Sill early next
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McAdams, Walter B. The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 39, October 13, 1894, newspaper, October 13, 1894; Thurber, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth200486/m1/1/: accessed July 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Tarleton State University.