The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 27, July 21, 1894 Page: 1
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THURBER, TEXAS, SATURDAY, JULY 21, 1894.
FLASHES OF THOUGHT.
Knowledge and Wisdom, far from being one,
Have ofttimes 110 connection . Knowledge dwells
In heads repleat with Thousrhts other m< n —
Wisdom in minds attentive to their own —[Cowper.
He that sins of many Arts, drinks of none.—[Fuller.
To be proud of learning is the greatest Ignorance.—[Bishop
Grace is to the Body what G.)od sense is to the Mind.—[La
A man's worth is estimated in this world according to his con-
duct.— [La Bruvere.
.Love that has nothing but Beauty to keep it in good health, is
Liberality consists less in giving profusely, than in giving judi-
.Nothing so much prevents our being natural as the desire ot
appearing so.—[La Rochefoucald.
Ignorance is the curse of God, Knowledge the wing where-
with we fly to Heaven.—[Shakspeare.
The vanity of Human Life is like a River, constantly passing
away and yet constantly coming on—-[Pope.
.Nor love they Life, nor hate; but whilst thou livest Live well;
how long, how short, permit to Heaven.—[Milton.
The man who will live above his present circumstances, is in
g.reat danger of living in a little time much beneath them.—[Ad-
It is only necessary to grow old to become more indulgent. I
see no fault committed that I have not committed myself.—
Man is the only creature endowed with die power ot Laughter;
is he not also the only one that deserves to be laughed at?—
He that knows a little of the world will admire it enough to
fall down and worship it; but he that knows it most will most
The most trouble is caused by
When he is
Why are laws like the ocean ?
When is the messenger boy in the greatest hurry?
What sort of bonds make the most risky sort of speculation ?
The honds of matrimony.
Why is a good speller at a spelling match like a glass of cham-
pagne? Because both go to the head.
When is a girl dressed for the ball like a Sioux Indian in his
war paint? When she is "dressed to kill."
Why do the men all become mashers at a summer resort?
How else could they kill the mosquitoes ?
For what profession are the members of a college boat crew
best fitted? For dentistry, because they have a good pull.
Why is the girl who passes her dressmaker on the street with-
out a recognition like paper on the wall ? Because she is stuck
Why should a doctor and a lawyer never be seen together on
•the street ? It would look too much like a demand ot "Your
money, or your life.*'
Thirteen men and women who were working in a field near
Schwertz, West Prussia, were killed by lightning Saturday.
Additional slight shocks of earthquake were felt at Constanti-
nople Saturday. Many more buildings were damaged and there
were some deaths. The population, however, is calmer.
One hundred and seventy-one new cases of cholera - and fifty
deaths from the disease have been reported at St. Petersburg.
There are now 460 people suffering from cholera in the hospitals.
The French national fete, the anniversary of the fall of the
bastile and the commencement of die French revolution, was
celebrated in Paris Saturday. The day passed very quietly. No
disturbances were reported.
Twenty small dwellings were destroyed and two human lives
lost in a fire on North beach, San Francisco, Saturday. Nearly
all the buildings on the block bounded by Broadway, Leaven-
worth, John and Glover streets were wiped out of existence.
These houses were the homes of many poor families, most of
whom lost everything. The property loss is estimated at $50,000.
After the fire two little sons of E. Leidecker, aged two and four
years, were missing. Their bodies were found burned to a crisp
in the ruins.
The secretary of the treasury Saturday transmitted to the sen-
ate a request from the attorney general for an additional appro-
priation of $225 000 to be used in defraying the expenses ot the
department growing out of the recent strikes and disturbances on
railroads which are in the hands of the United States court. In a
letter to the secretary. Attorney General Olney says that from
reports received from the marshals definitely ascertained as being
already incured as being $94,106. The aggregate amounts esti-
mated by them is $159,650.
Advices received at Colon Saturday from Corn island, the spot
which is said to have been so much coveted by England, say
that a serious encounter has taken place there between the
British subjects, resident on the island, and the Nicaraguan
troops. The British, it is added, defeated the Nicaraguan sold-
iers and caused the governor of Corn island to fly to the forest
for refuge. The British, it also appears, seized upon the Nica-
raguan government offices and upon the Nicaraguan flags. This
so enraged the natives that they fought for and obtained arms
and succeeded in restoring the government. Several wrere
wounded 011 both sides in the encounters which have taken place.
Martial law has been proclaimed at Corn island.
Hong Kong papers arrived at Victoria, B. C., by the steamer
Victoria chronicle a serious attack upon two ladies of the Ameri-
can Presbyterian mission at Canton on June 11, as a result of
which one of the ladies may die. Miss Render and Miss Hal-
verstone are the names of the unfortunate missionaries of mercy
whose mishap was solely due to their mistaken ministrations.
Thera were waking in Honain in the afternoon and came
across a Chinaman evidently in a dying condition by the side of
the road. With tender care they raised him and procured a cup
of tea, wThile one of the ladies applied smelling salts to the man's
nostrils and conversed with him. They so revived him as to en-
able him to walk with support, but while conveying him on a
sepan with the intention ot placing him in a hospital, some
Chinese who had gathered around asked if anything had been
administered to him by the foreign women. When they learned
that something had been administered to the man they speedily
made demonstrations of resentment.
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McAdams, Walter B. The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 27, July 21, 1894, newspaper, July 21, 1894; Thurber, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth200474/m1/1/: accessed December 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Tarleton State University.