The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 47, December 8, 1894 Page: 1
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THURBER, TEXAS, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1894.
FLASHES OF THOUGHT.
Though wrong may sway the world to-day,
You hold the hand of fate;
Your good seed grows beneath the snows,
Right can afford to wait. —[Lewis J. Bates.
The sweetest face in all the world to me,
Set in a frame of shining silver hair,
With eyes whose language is fidelity—
This is my mother. Is she not most fair ?
—[May Riley Smith.
I hear the muffled tramp of years
Come stealing up the slope of Time;
They bear a train of smiles and tears,
Of burning hopes and dreams sublime;
But future years may never fling
A treasure from their passing hours,
Like those that come on sleepless wing
From memory's golden plain of flowers.
—[J. G. Clark.
A little elbow leans upon your knee,
Your tired knee that has so much to bear;
A child's dear eyes are looking loving y
From underneath a thatch of tangled hair.
Perhaps you do not heed the velvet touch
Of warm, moist fingers holding yours so tight;
You do not prize this blessing ove; much;
You almost are too tired to pray to-night.
—[May Riley Smith.
Oh ! Old Father Time grows tender and mellow,
As rovmg the round earth, the sturdy old fellow,
Year in and year out keeps going and coming,
In winter's wild wrack and in summer's green blooming.
And he very well knows
That wherever he goes
('Tis as plain to be seen as his frosty old nose)—
In each new, broken fetter
He reads, like a letter,
That this jolly round world grows better and better—
This jolly round world grows better. —[L. J. Bates.
There is nothing so sweet as duty, and all the best pleasures
■of life come in the wake of duties done.—[Jean Ingelow.
FLASHES OF FUN.
If you are inclined to underrate the importance of small things,
•consider how much insomnia there is in one fly.
Why did "Shack" Wilson smile so loudly when the minstrel
sprung the "grasshopper" chestnut? Boys, it is unkind to call
McLure—"I should like to know where all the bright girls of
the past are?" Poney Moore—T should say that some of them
are administering cautious doses of paregoric to the bright girls
of the future."
The big triple-rigged whistle was blowing at No. 3 the other
evening when a deaf old gentleman, a recent arrival here, put
his hand back of his ear and said, while his face beamed with
pleasure: "That's the first cornet playin' I've heared in thirty
The Florida orange crop is estimated at 5 000 000 boxes.
Atlanta proposes a cotton trust to advance the price of cotton,
Pennsylvania soft-coal miners accept the reduction of wages.
A tidal wave in Puget Sound washed away many docks at
The Cunard Steamship company will abandon Queenstown as
a port of call.
Near Bakersville, Mitchell county, N. C., they have found a
large emerald mine.
The Trans-Mississippi Congress demands free coinage of sil-
ver at a ratio of 16 to 1.
Denmark has prohibited the importation of live cattle and
fresh meat from the United States.
Turkish soldiers gained access to the mountain villages of Ar-
menia and massacred over 5000 Armenians.
It is reported that three-quarters of the wheat sown in West-
ern Kansas has been killed by the dry weather.
The Japanese have started a third army to invade China.
They are making it lively for that old fossil nation.
In Denver 215 families and 400 single men of the American
Railway LTnion who struck last summer are destitute.
Governor Hughes of Arizona says that state will become a
larger gold producer than any other state or territory.
President Cleveland's gout was caused by his working so hard
on his tariff reform theories, and it doesn't let u|>. The nation
We imported about 100 000,000 pounds of rice meal last year.
We raised about 123 000 000 pounds. Probably the crop this
year will be less.
The new Chinese loan was offered November 6 in London,
Hamburg. Amsterdam, Hong Kong and Shanghai, 10,000,000
taels, silver, at 7 per centage. and was taken at 98 per cent.
"She made me all I am," is what Prince Bismarck said upon
the death of his wife, who died last week. He is very much
prostrated at this severe blew, and fears are entertained that he
will not survive.
There is a prospect that peace will be made between China
and Japan, China paying a large indemnity, but preserving her
territory intact. Japan officials will show wisdom as well
as courage if they stop while the game is good.
Governor Sheakly of Alaska says that during the year the
fisheries have been successful, the mines have yielded profitable
returns the population has been largely augmented by immigra-
tion, and people have enjoyed a season of unusual progress and
The Wall street syndicate which took the $50,000,000 U. S.
bonds sold the first five million bonds at $1.19, the second five
millions at $1.19 1-2, and so on up, probably. They will make
not less than a quarter of a million dollars. The President is
doing good work—for his Wall street friends.
The Broken Hill Silver mines in New South Wales employ
3000 men. Their output for 1894 will reach twelve million
dollars. It is a "pocket " not a vein and will play out, as did
the Nevada mines. It is estimated that only 40 qoo 000 ounces
of silver will be produced in this country in 1894, say Watson &
Gibson, New York.
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McAdams, Walter B. The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 47, December 8, 1894, newspaper, December 8, 1894; Thurber, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth200494/m1/1/: accessed June 28, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Tarleton State University.