The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 43, November 10, 1894 Page: 1
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THURBER, TEXAS, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1894. NO, 48 ,
FLASHES OF THOUGHT.
Our lives they are well worth the living
When we lose our small selves in the whole.
And feel the strong: surges of being
Throb through us. one heart and one soul.
Eternity bears up each honest endeavor; ■ •
; The life lost for love is life saved, and forever. -•
—[Lucy J >arcom.
If thou art a Master, be sometimes blind; if a Servant, some-
Knowledge and Wisdom, far from being one, have oft times no
connection. Knowledge dwells in heads replete with thoughts of1
other men W'sdorv ?r. minds attentive t" t^"_'ir own.
A man should be careful never to tell tales of himself to his own j
disadvantage. People may be amused and laugh at the time, but'
they will be remembered and brought up against him upon some :
We can be thankful to friend for a few acres, or a little money,
yet for the freedom of the whole earth and for the great benefits
of our Being, our Life, Health and Reason, we look upon our-!
selves as under no obligation.—[Seneca.
Some men go a-hunting, some a-fishing, some a-gaming, some
to war; but none have so pleasant a time as they dy who in earnest
seek to earn their bread. It is true actually as it is true really, it!
is true materially as it is true spiritually, that they who seek hon-
estly and sincerely, with all their hearts and lives and strength, to
earn their bread do earn it, and it is sure to be very sweet to them.
That nation is great whose people are great. Those people are
great whose mind and heart, intellect and conscience, morals and
religion—all the capacities of their God-given nature—are largely
and symmetrically developed. For such development no school
" is so well adapted as a Christian school. Christian education is j
the bulwark of the church, the safeguard of the state, the hope of j
FLASHES OF FUN.
Ef I'm r'all'y caught sometime
In one o' Cupid's capers,
Think I'll court the gal in rhyme—
An' put it in all the papers?
No, indeed. I'll simply go
Whur it's cool an' shady,
An' tell the love that thrills me so
To no one but the lady.
See how rapidly you can say "soup soothes thqosophists
"Had the influenza?" "Why, of course we have, dear. We
had it when it first came out—when Mrs. Millón had it. and all
the set, you know."
She—"You are awfully young to be called 'Colonel.' " He—.
"Well, I have been in eighteen engagements, and the girl and
, I fought in every one." '
• . J wonder why Miss B. dismissed my friend M.?" Wasn't he
an ardent lover?"' "Too ardent, I think. * At least you could
often smell the 'ardent' on his breath."
OUR NEW YORK LETTER.
Editor Texas Minkk:
Nkw York, November 5, 1894.
PUBLIC attention has been so fully occupied with the elections,
which are to take place on Tuesday. November o. mat it
has had a quieting effect on business. The political situation
has not changed materially from that mentioned in my last letter,
but the Democrats profess to take a more cheerful view of the
situation in New York City, although the opinion of the under-
signed is that the Union ticket will be elected by an unexpectedly
In business circles there has been a steady distribution of mer-
chandise without material change in values. Groceries aré,
perhaps, more active than dry goods. The general tendency is
toward lower prices. In dry goods the demand for both cotton
and woolen goods has been fair, but in cottons the tendency of
prices is to favor buyers. The strikes in Fall River and New
Bedford, which were practically settled some weeks ago, have
been officially declared off by the operatives' strike committee.
In staple products cotton has declined to 5 3-4 cents lor middling
uplands. Receipts from plantations this year up to last week
were 2,028,217 bales, against 1,676,055 bales last year. The
wool market has been dull with sales at Chicago of 400,000
pounds, and at the three great eastern markets 4.004 900, against
4.458,500 the same week last year.
In boots and shoes business continues remarkably active
considering that this line is an exception to all others. For
five weeks the shipments have been 417,671 cases, against
288,864 cases last year and 385,646 cases in 1892. All the
factories are occupied with contracts which will keep them busy
for some time ahead. Business is mostly in low and medium grades.
Corn has advanced" four cents a bushel during the week, reach-
ing 61 cents for spot corn, and option trading has been active it
advancing prices. Wheat has been weak at 55 1-2 cents, and
would probably have gone lower but for the advance in corn. It
is an anomaly, however, that corn should be selling for five cents
a bushel more than wheat, and it is more than probable that the
prices of these two staples will approach each other nearer, either
by wheat going up or corn coming down. Provisions have been
irregular at generally declining prices.
In the industries, the Anthracite coal trade remains in an un-
satisfactory condition, and while nominal prices are maintained,
the smaller sizes of coal are selling at $3 per ton in New York
harbor. In iron and steel the output is large, but prices are very
low. The great decline in this staple is illustrated by the follow-
ing figures for four years: Taking 100 as a unit, present prices
show a decline of 42.1 percent in four years, of which 14.7 per
cent has occurred since the beginning of the panic last year.
Railroad earnings for roads reporting for October are $22.583\-
379, a decline of 4.3 per cent compared with the corresponding
period last year, and 11.3 per cent compared with 1892.
The stock market has been irregular, the principal changés
being in stocks of coal-carrying roads and the industrials ; the
average for the week showing, however, but a slight decline.
Money continues remarkably easy and the surplus reserve of
the banks again shows a tendency to increase. Call loans on
stock collateral remain at 1 per cent and commercial paper at
2 1-2 and 3 per cent for endorsed bills receivable; 3 per cent for
the-best four months commission house names, and 4 to 6 per
cent for single names, according to grade. F. B. T.
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McAdams, Walter B. The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 43, November 10, 1894, newspaper, November 10, 1894; Thurber, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth200490/m1/1/: accessed February 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Tarleton State University.