The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 44, November 17, 1894 Page: 1
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THURBER, TEXAS, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1894. NO. 44.
FLASHES OF THOUGHT.
I he worst robbers are not those who carry clubs.
If a man is selfish, getting married will not cure him of it.
If a man is a fool to begin with, education will not help him
I here is as little mercy in stabbing with a word as there is in
doing it with a knife.
If we could gain the whole earth it would begin to shrink as
soon as we got possession.
I he best thing to do when you make a mistake is to make it
teach you something.
The man who sits down to wait for somebody's old shoes will
need a cushion on his chair before he gets them.
We have no more right to think wrong than we have to do
A word to the wise is sufficient, but a fool needs the whole
Keep the devil away from the children and he will soon be
driven out of the world. —[Blasts from The Ram's Horn.
Negligence is the rust of the soul, that corrodes through all
her best resolutions-—[Feltham.
The primary principle of education is the determination of the
pupil to self activity—[Sir William Hamilton.
A good disposition is worth a thousand pounds a year [Dr.
Those who never change their minds never correct their mis-
1 he very face of a moody, sour man throws a damper over
even cheerful society, but what kind of company must he be for
Courage is needed in the regular daily life of every individual,
not as an occasional motive, but as a continual oi\e, prompting
to actions small and unnoticed, as well as those which are seen
and approved by all.
The Arlington Inn, Fort Worth, burned last Sunday morning.
David B. Hill has gone to that political bourne from which no
traveler ever returns.
at Cramp's ship
FLASHES OF FUN.
"Were there any marrying men down at the beach this sum-
mer, Clara?" "Yes, there were two ministers and a justice of
What have you got in folding beds?" asked a customer of
Mr. Allen. "Got one of Mosely's clerks in one, but John Stev-
ens is trying to get him out."
"Allow me, Miss P , to present this to you." "No, no;
I do not wish to accept a present, Mr. K " "But, it is a
volume of my poems." "Ah, that is different. I could not
have permitted you to give me anything of value."
Fond Mother—"Yes, sir; I have a little boy who writes poetry
beautifully." Editor—"Well, there's some hope for them when
you catch 'em young—you can whip it out of 'em easier then."
"What do you think of the latest medical dictum that kissing
is unhealthy?" "It is quite true. Mr. B caught me kiss-
ing his daughter, and I took my meals standing up for a whole
A new American steamship was launched
yards this week, named the St. Louis.
Wilson of West Virginia, it is reported, is going over to En-
gland to sympathize with English manufacturers on the blindness
of our people.
That old stand-by, the Texas & Pacific railroad, is doing a
magnificent business. Manager Thorne knows how to do it
where to do it and when to do it.
One Republican Congressman elected in Texas. That's the
sprout from which we expect Protection sentiment to spread like
Johnson grass—One good man would have saved Sodom.
Canadian lumber is daily coming into American markets,
and mills on this side of the border are shutting down. A large
number of American workingmen are not benefited by free lum-
The Czar of Russia is dead; but oh, how fortunate
for the people—there's another one of the tribe willing to step
into his shoes, and take another turn on the wheel to oppress
The Japanese are "marching on" to Pekin. The Chinese
armies are brushed away from the path of the Japs like dew be-
fore the snn. China is appealing to foreign powers to intervene
and ask for peace.
One of our constituants has a large and somewhat varied as-
sortment (although all of the same color) of election lies for sale
cheap. They are all about wool advancing in price because 12
cents a pound duty was taken off.
Cleveland's gone a fishing, after issuing the order to sell
$50,000,000 of 5 per cent, gold bonds. Why not? Wall Street
wanted them. It only cost us $2,500,000 a year to pay the in-
terest—"we don't mind a little thing like that."
The Dallas News sticks to monometalism like a bull dog when
he gets his teeth set in the throat of an animal. Too bad as
good a newspaper as the News is should be on the side of the
masses. Friend News, that "honest-dollar" cry has played out.
Antonio Joseph of New Mexico told his countrymen all about
the wool question, and why it would go up because the duty was
taken off. They evidently believed him (in a horn), for they all
voted against him. One intelligent Mexican said "he either
lied, or is a fool, or thooght we were fools, and either way we
should vote against him."
Our Texas weather is fine, but is mighty dry with us,- nearly
as much so as the last election was for the Democrats. Cotton
3 1-2 cents a pound; seed 8 cents a bushel. Cause Goldbug-
ism. Corn 60 cents. Cause—short crop. Populists rejoicing.
Cause—they licked the Democrats out of their boots. Trade
fair, but with cotton at present prices our farmers can't buy the
diamonds free-traders let in cheap for our tillers of the soil to
buy. Let's give the devil his due, however. They took off
12 cents a pound duty on wool, so that it would advance in
price, and let Mexican cattle in at a low rate, to benefit (?) Tex-
ans, so they could buy those same diamonds.
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McAdams, Walter B. The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 44, November 17, 1894, newspaper, November 17, 1894; Thurber, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth200491/m1/1/: accessed May 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Tarleton State University.