The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 48, December 15, 1894 Page: 1
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THURBER, TEXAS, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1894.
FLASHES OF THOUGHT.
The heights by great men reached and kept..
Were not attained by sudden flight,
But they, while their companions slept,
Were toiling upward in the night. —[Longfellow.
[After the recent death of' the wife of General McQuade a
slip was found in her purse by one of her daughters containing
the following beautiful poem:]
One of us. deaf-
Will sit by a bed with marvelous fear,
And clasp a hand
Growing cold as it feels for the spirit land—
li^, which one?
One of us, dear—
;i; But ope^—
Will stand by the other's coffin bier,
And look and weep,
White those marble lips strange silence keep.
Darling, which one ?
One of us, dear—
,. But one- -
By an open grave will drop a tear,
And homeward go,
The anguish of an unshared grief to know—
Darling, which one ?
One of us, darling, it must be;
It may be you will slip from me,
Or perhaps my life may just be done—
"The truth is in the bottom of the well, and the bucket goes
often down before it fetches it."
We are too fond of our own will. We want to be doing what
we fancy to be mighty things; but the great point is to do small
things, when called to do them, in the right spirit [Cecil.
The only approach to knowledge is through conscious ignor-
ance; the grand subject to be studied by man is himself and his
relations to his fellow men; all advance must be found in the
study of one's self, and in the sifting examination of previously
FLASHES OF FUN.
"United (hie) we stand, divided we (hie) fall," said an intoxi-
cated man to his as equally intoxicated companion.
Baron—I believe that in this country you have to get along
without pedigrees. American Girl—Not at all. We use pedi-
grees for our dogs and horses.
Angry guest—Hullo! You, waiter, where is that oxtail soup ?
Waiter—Coming, sir, in half a minute. Guest—Confound you!
How slow you are! Waiter—Fault of the soup, sir; oxtail al-
"Now," said the physician, who is noted for his heavy
charges, "I must take your temperature." "All right," respond-
ed the patient, in a tone of utter resignation. "You've got about
everything else I own. There's no reason why you shouldn't
take that, too."
'Hie sugar trust will declare a dividend of 3 per cent.
Russia is in the market for a loan of $100,000,000.
Earthquake shocks continue at Rioga, in the Argentine Re-
The money in the London banks is estimated to foot up $1,-
The Brazilian Government has ordered four new cruisers to be
built at Keil, Germany.
It is estimated 2,000,000 cases of salmon will be packed on
the Columbia river in 1894.
There has been 28,000,000 pounds of cheese marketed so far
this year at Utica and Little Falls, N. Y.
The American sugar refineries have all shut down. Sugar
will be higher, and the 40 per cent, duty will get in its work.
"None so poor as to do him reverence." Not even Demo-
cratic Congressmen would remain in their seats and hear Cleve-
land's message read.
The Southern com crop will be nearly 500,000,000 bushels,
according to United States Agricultural Department, an increase
of 48,000,000 bushels.
- The earnings on the Western.roads are pcor, and promise to
be so throughout the winter. The Southern reports and pros-
pects 3re uniformly good.
The sugar crop of the world is estimated for 1894 at 8,255,000
tons; cane, 3,580,000 tons; beet, 4,675,000 tons, an increase of
792,743 tons over last year.
Nicholas II, who becomes Czar at the age of 26, is the young-
est sovereign in Europe, with the exception of Alexander of Ser-
via, who is only 18 years old.
The captain of one of our men-of-war says the Japanese naval
officers are the equal of any in Europe. They have courage,
high professional knowledge, and are fierce fighters.
Governor Hogg made a draft on Governor Flower of New
York for the indicted Standard Oil officials. The draft was pro-
tested for non-acceptance—in other words, Governor Flower
Coffee consumed in the United States in the year ending July
1, 1894, amounted to 571,666.585 pounds. Estimating our pop-
ulation at 65,000,000, this is over 8 3-4 pounds for each man,
woman and child.
We gather from Bradstreet's that the first three months of the
present year, ending November 28, since the Democratic tariff
went into operation, the shortage of the Government receipts
over expenditures is more than $31,000,000.
The Penna anthracite coal men in Pennsylvania have agreed
to cut their product of coal for December one half, viz: 5,000,000
tons down to 2,500,000. So much less money to miners. The
Texas & Pacific Coal company would double its output this
month if it had the miners. Many are coming in.
The gist of the yearly report of Dan Lamont, Cleveland's little
Secretary of war, is that he wants 30,000 more troops, and that
Grover shall be given authority "to select designs and sites for
monuments to men distinguished in art, literature or military
science." That's all, except statistics gotten up by clerks—but
it is as able as any other of the reports of the heads of depart-
ments, and is on a level with the President's message.
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McAdams, Walter B. The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 48, December 15, 1894, newspaper, December 15, 1894; Thurber, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth200495/m1/1/: accessed June 28, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Tarleton State University.