The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 40, October 20, 1894 Page: 1
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THURBER, TEXAS, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1894.
FLASHES OF 'THOUGHT.
It may be glorious to write
Thoughts that shall glad the two or three
High souls, like those far stars that
Come in sight once in a century.
But better far it is to speak
One simple wórd. which now and then
Shall waken their fine nature in the weak
And friendless sons of men.
It is a great obstacle to happiness to expect too much [Fon-
Agitation is the method that plants the school by the side of
the ballot box.—[Wendell Phillips.
The more we do, the more we can do; the more busy we are.
tiie more leisure we have.—[Hazlitt.
He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows
that his reason is weak.—[Montaigne.
Enjoy and give enjoyment without injury to thyself or to oth-
ers—this is true morality.—[Chamfort.
Absence diminishes weak passions and augments great ones,
as the wind extinguishes tapers, but increases a conflagration.—
Quiet night, that brings rest to the laborer, is the outlaw's day.
in which he rises early to do wrong and when his work is ended,
dares not sleep.—Massinger.
Men are often capable of greater things than they perform.
They are sent into the world with bills of credit, and seldom draw
^to their full extent.—[Wafpole.
Whoever may discern true ends shall grow pure enough to
love them, brave enough to strive for them, and strong enough to
reach them.—[E. B. Browning.
He that pursues fame with just claims trusts his happiness to
the winds; but he that endeavors after it by false merit has to
fear, not only the violence of the storm, but the leaks of his ves-
A mob is a society of bodies, voluntarily bereaving themselves
of reason, and traversing its work. The mob is man voluntarily
descending to the nature of the beast. Its fit hour of activity is
night; its actions are insane, like its whole constitution.—[Emer-
The best histories may sometimes be those in which a little of
the exaggeration of fictitious narrative is judiciously employed.
Something is lost in accuracy, but much is gained in effect. The
fainter lines are neglected, but the great characteristic features
are imprinted on the mind forever.—[Mac.aulay.
FLASHES OF FUN.
A child being asked, "What is the plural of forget-me-not?"
Dr. Emdee—Years ago the doctors used to bleed :heir patients
for about everything they had. Van Pelt—The practice doesn't
change much does it?—[Truth.
• Jump aboard, miss," said the conductor briskly, "I'll see to
your bag." "But mamma wants to kiss me good-by," replied
the girl. "I'll attend to that, too. All aboard."
Travis—What! going to the Adirondacks without a guide?
DeSmith—Of course. Do you suppose a man who has trotted
around Boston for five years is going to lose his way in the Adi-
rondacks? Not much.—[Burlington Free Press.
At San Antonio all bids for the $500,000 of city sewer bonds
were rejected, not being technically legal.
The statue in bronze of Dr. J. Marion Sims, the famous Suth-
ron, will be unveiled in New York city with appropriate cere-
monies to-dav at 3 o'clock.
The city council of Galveston has decided to have the books
oí the city from 1883 to 1894 examined by three expert account-
ants. For this examination Mayor Fly has vigorously fought for
Officials of the Chinese legation in Washington say Americans
in China will be amply protected as long as the war exists. The
legation shares the feeling expressed in recent cables from Pekin,
that foreigners have nothing to fear irom outbreaks of natives.
A mortgage of $1.000,000 in favor of the Finance Company
of Pennsylvania, covering all the coal lands, leases, equipments
and tracks of the Choctaw, Oklahoma & Gulf road, has been filed
in Oklahoma City. Work on the proposed extension of the lines
between Oklahoma City and South McAlister will begin imme-
A telegram from Brussels says it is officially announced that
the result ot the recent election under the universal suffrage sys-
tem voting shows seventy-seven Catholics have been elected to
the Chamber of Deputies, against seven Liberals and Radicals
and twelve Socialists elected to the same body. Of the fifty-six
re-ballots which are necessary, it is believed to be probable that
the majority of those returned will be Socialists.
Seven or eight representatives of a wealthy Quaker colony in
Newton county, Indiana, arrived in Fort Worth Tuesday and
were met at the train by several prominent citizens and shown
over the city. They represent fifty or sixtv families and thou-
sands of dollars. They are looking for a place to locate. They
were driven out of town several miles north in the afternoon, and
expressed themselves as highly pleased with the fine farming
lands. Every inducement possible will be offered them to settle
in Tarrant county, and great hopes of success are entertained.
They are fine citizens and worth seeking.
For two hours Tuesday morning such a fire raged in Houston
as has never before been known. Two people, Sister Dolores
and Miss Ellis, are known to have met their death, and many-
others are more or less seriously wounded. The property-loss is
$373,000, covered bv a total insurance of $194,000. It started
at 2:30 in a two-story frame boarding house, which was entirely
consumed within fifteen minutes. The house was full of people,
and many of these had very narrow escapes. All got out through
the windows in their night clothes, as all escape by way of stairs
was cut off. Many of them sustained painful injuries from burns
United States Treasurer Morgan Monday received a telegram
from Assistant Treasurer Jordan at New York, stating that$5oo,-
000 in gold had been withdrawn from the subtreasury for export.
This is the first withdrawal of any importance that has been made
since August 6 last, and this news has had a disquieting- effect
among treasury officials. It was not, however, wholly unex-
pected. During the first week in August the gold reserve had
been reduced to a little below $52,000,000. At that time the
export season had run its course and small gains from day to day
at length brought the reserve up over $60,000,000. Treasury
officials differ somewhat as to the cause of the apparent export
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McAdams, Walter B. The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 40, October 20, 1894, newspaper, October 20, 1894; Thurber, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth200487/m1/1/: accessed March 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Tarleton State University.