The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 51, January 5, 1895 Page: 1
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THURBER, TEXAS, SATURDAY, JANUARY 5, 1895.
FLASHES OF THOUGHT.
Keep going ! and time will fly faster,
Finding something each moment to do;
If you try you'll find your attention
Is needed where you never knew.
You're known by the work you accomplish,
If done with good will and a smile;
Keep going ! You-'ll never regret it—
You'll receive your reward after while.
—[J. C. Petty.
There's a land far awav 'mid the stars, we are told,
Where they know not the sorrows of time.
Where pure waters wander through valleys of gold,
And life is a treasure sublime;
'Tis the land of our God, 'tis the home of the soul,
Where ages of splendor eternally roll—
Where the way-weary traveler reaches his goal
On the evergreen mountains of life. —[Jas. G. Clark.
Light on the distant hills !
The light of truth and right;
The years sweep on; the nations move,
And goodness gathers might.
The winds of God shall sweep the clouds
Away across the sky,
And all the shades shall be dispelled
That in the valleys lie;
And though these shadows linger still,
The heart with rapture thrills,
That while we wait and work and pray
The light shines on the hill. —[Eliza O. Pierson.
With long arms o'er the prairies tossed,
And feet that bathed in tropic spray,
And head all white with Northern frosts,
The mighty sire of waters lay;
His fingers gleamed with priceless mines,
Or watered herds along the plains,
And lowly grass and lofty pines
Drew life and grandeur from his veins.
The June winds left their mountain towers,
Which guard the valleys of the West,
With odors from a million flowers,
To soothe the sleeping giant's rest;
They danced along his pulsing form
With many a quaint and charming grace,
And threw their kisses sweet and warm,
In dimples on his weary face. —[Jas. G. Clark.
FLASHES OF FUN.
Judge—Well, doctor, what is the condition of the burglar's
victim? Doctor--One of his wounds is absolutely fatal, but the
other two are not dangerous, and can be healed.
"My friend," said a doctor to his Irish patient, "be composed,
we must all die once."' "An1 it's that that vexes me," replied
Pat. "If it were more than oust, shure oid be aisy enough."
"That was a very desirable request made by a minister in my
hearing last Sunday." "What was it?" "He requested that no
buttons be contributed for the heathen without garments at-
tached to them."
You can't straighten a bowlegged temper.
The Clift House, near San Francisco, burned to the ground.
- A cotton mill to cost $500,000"is to be built at Alabama City.
One London gas company alone uses 2,000,000 tons of coal
Steel billets are now down to $15 at Pittsburg, the lowest price
It is estimated that there has been sold in the United States
250,000 bicycles in 1894.
The United States has 218,871 miles of railroads, 31,000
more, than all the world beside.
A single steam shovel in the Lake Superior region mines loads
on the cars in a single day 3100 tons of iron ore.
Production of pig iron throughout the country is at the rate of
about 9,000,000 tons a year, nearly at the highest point.
The steamer Majestic, from Liverpool, arrived at New York
City on the 26th of December with 16,000 bags of mail.
The amount paid as royalties on coal and metals in 1893 in
the United Kingdom was estimated at nearly $25,000,000.
Comparatively a large business has been done recently in
Liverpool in China growths of cotton. It is reported e ]ual to
good middling American.
A Cheyenne, Wyo., dispatch says: "All the Rock Springs
coal mines have been sold to a syndicate of Chicago capitalists,
representing a capital of $12,000,000.
Whew! Two million boxes of oranges frozen solid in Florida.
They caught that old norther that paid us a visit, and all the way
down to Key West it made them shiver.
Australia mined 4,037,929 tons of coal last year. The supply
is apparently inexhaustible and is counted on to be an important
factor in the future industrial development of the country.
Stocks of coal oil on hand estimated at 6,000,000 barrels, but
the consumption is 700,000 barrels a month more" than the pro-
duction. If that continues we may look for higher prices for coal
Hon. John W. Foster, President Harrison's Secretary ofState,
has been asked to assist in .negotiating- a treaty of peace with
Japan and has accepted. A better man could not have been
One of the Texas railroads used to carry 1000 barrels of flour
every day for shipment to Cuba, says the Globe-Democrat, and
now does not carry a single barrel. It is thus that the new tariff
law promotes prosperity.
The total amount of money used for expenditure in the public
schools of the United States in 1890 was $140,227,484, as com-
pared with $78,094,687 in 1880. The expenditure per capita
of our population was $2.24 in 1890 and $1.56 in 1880.
The consumption of sugar in the United States in 1893 was
3,783,822,000 pounds. That is over sixty-three pounds for
every man, woman and child in this country. The consumption
of tea was 81,272,124 pounds—about a pound and a quarter
In the three weeks preceding Christmas there was sent from
New York City money orders as follows: Great Britain, $73 5,-
500; Germany, $370,877; Sweden, $145,475, and Italy, $51,-
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McAdams, Walter B. The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 51, January 5, 1895, newspaper, January 5, 1895; Thurber, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth200498/m1/1/: accessed March 29, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Tarleton State University.