The Texas Miner, Volume 2, Number 3, February 2, 1895 Page: 1
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THURBER, TEXAS, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1895.
FLASHES OF THOUGHT.
The happiest heart that ever beat
Was in some quiet breast
That found the common daylight sweet
And left to heaven the rest.
—[John Vance Cleny.
'lis not for wealth I sing my simple lays,
Or fame, or lore, or for the critic's praise;
But for the joy of feeling and of living
AH that I say, and for the joy of giving.
He who can feel that by his life he feeds
A hungry world, and fills another's needs,
E'en though his songs may be but idle things,
Has known the joy for which the poet sings.
—[Clarence Hawkes, in the Overland Monthly.
Through all the night, as in a dream,
I hear the waves upon the beach,
That, ghostlike, from the darkness seem
To foam along the sandy reach.
The rafters strain, and cabin'd now
I swing beneath the brooding sky,
And hear the billows strike the bow—
The spray is dashing high.
The morning dawns, and now the breeze
Makes pleasant music in the gloom,
The swaying branches of the trees
Are casting shadows in my room;
I hear the drowsy drops of rain,
I hear the rattling of the b!ind,
And know forgetfulness of pain,
And strange deep peace of mind.
I tain would sleep again and dream
Through all the lowering rainy day.
And hear the sailing sea-gulls scream
Adown the wind and far away.
And half in waking, half in sleep,
Forget all thoughts of aching pain.
And hear the murmur of the deep,
And drowsy drops of rain.
—[H. M. Hopkins.
^'Into all lives some rain must fall,"
Into all eyes some tear-drops start,
Whether they fall as a gentle shower,
Or drop, like fire, from an aching heart.
Into all hearts some sorrow must creep,
' Into all souls some doubtings come,
Lashing the waves of Life's great deep
From dimpling waters to seething foam.
Into all hands is some duty thrust,
Unto all arms some burden given;
Crushing the heart with its dreary weight,
Or lifting the soul from earth to heaven.
Into all hearts and homes and lives
God's dear sunshine comes streaming down,
Gilding the ruin? of Life's great pain—
Weaving for many a golden crown.
A pound of good coal is equivalent to about 14,000 units of
We paid for rice imported in this country in 1894 about $2,-
We paid for fancy soaps imported in 1894 about $700,000^
and $600 000 for vanitla beans.
There were about 250 000 less immigrants that came to this
country in 1894 than there were in 1893.
The American Grocer tells us that there was packed in the
United States in 1894 78 665 832 cans of corn.
Bob IngersoU says: "My plan is to get ah the enjoyment I
can out of life and shed as few tears as possible.''
The elevated railroad strikers m Brooklvn, N. V., have made
so much trouble that the military has been calted out.
Russia produced !ast year 272,000.000 bushels of wheat. Her
rye crop was 792 000 000 bushels. The barley yield was 176,-
000 000, and that of oats 672 000 000.
A dispatch from Kobe says that John W. Foster, the Chinese
peace commissioner, has arrived there and wiil proceed to Hiro-
shima to meet the other Chinese envoys.
Queer, ain't it? 167.963 head of cattle were shipped from
this country in tm cans in 1894. I'o explain, there was shipoed
58,787,272 pounds of canned corned beef.
The Canadian Soo ship canal, it is now said, will not be
opened before next season. Machinery for handling the gates is
not m position, and there is dredging to be done at the UDper
The National Department of Agriculture returns this year's
clip at 5 1*2 pounds of wool per head, or 240,000,000 pounds;
but the Boston Journal of Commerce estimates the average at
6.2 pounds per head, a total of 286 000 000 pounds.
A dispatch to the Centra] News of London from Shanghai
says: "The Japanese movement on Wei-Hai-Wei has caused a
panic in lien-Tsin and Pekin. The Chinese peace env^vs have
been ordered to expedite the negotiations with the Japanese gov-
The average price of wheat in January in New York was: In
1874, $1.65; in 1880, $1.58 1-2:* in 1883, $1.11 1-2; in 1887,
94 1*4^? in 1889s $1.04 5*8' in 1890, 86 1-4C; in 1891, $1.05; in
1892, $1.05 3-4; in 1893, 80c; in 1894, 66 i-8c, and today
about 61 1-4c.
There has been a decrease of money in circulation the last
year of $102,000,000, a decrease of $2.03 per capita; total per
capita circulation January 1,1895, $23.52. This is less than
half what it should be. We should have $50 per capita in cir-
It is estimated by good authorities that French investors at
present hold Russian bonds to the extent of ^300 000,000 or
more; that, m fact, France is by far the greatest foreign creditor
of Russia. These estimates are based upon the receipts from
the French tax on coupons.
The values of farm products at the place of production, as es-
timated by the Department of Agriculture, are as follows: Corn
—In 1894, $554,000 000; in 1890, $754,000,000; in 1880,
$699,000,000. Hay—In 1894, $458,000,000; in 1890, $408,-
000,000; in 1880, $371,000,000. Wheat—In 1894, $225,000,-
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McAdams, Walter B. The Texas Miner, Volume 2, Number 3, February 2, 1895, newspaper, February 2, 1895; Thurber, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth200501/m1/1/: accessed November 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Tarleton State University.