The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 29, August 4, 1894 Page: 1
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TEXAS. SATUR!)AY, AUGUST 4, 18^4.
FLASHES OF THOUGHT.
Pride requires verv costly tood—its Keeper s Happiness.— [Col-
The more Honestv a man has, the less he affects the air ot a
A Proud man never shows his Pride so much as when he is
The very worst use to which you can put a Man is to hang !
Measure not Men by Sundays, without regarding what they do
ai) the week after.—[Fuller. *
t he desire of appearing Clever often prevents our becoming j
The Hatred of those who are the most nearly connected is the j
No other Protection is wanting, provided you are under the
guidance of Prudence.—[Juvenal.
1 take it to be a principal rule ot Lite, not to be too much
addicted to any one thing.—[Terrace.
Where there is mm h Pretension, much has been borrowed:
Nature never pretends.—[Lavater.
He who is most slow in making a Promise is the most taithiul
in the Performance of it.—[Rousseau.
Whatever things injure your eye. you are anxious to remove;
but things which affect your mind you deter.—[Horace.
Men are born with two eyes, but with one I ongue, in order
that they should see twice as much as they say.—[Colton.
He that will not Reason is a Bigot, he that cannot Reason is a
Fool, and he that dares not Reason is a Slave.—[Sir W. Drum-
We seldom find persons whom we acknowledge to be possessed
of Good Sense, except those who agree with us in opinion.—[La
In the midst of Hopes and (!ares, of Apprehensions and of
Disquietude, regard every day that dawns upon you as if it was
to be your last; and superadded hours, to the enjoyment of
which you had not looked forward, w ill prove an acceptable boon.
FLASHES OF FUN.
\lrs. Flderleigh—Do you love your teacher. Johnny? Johnny-
Yes ma'am. Mrs. Flderleigh—Why do you love her? Johnny-
'Cause the Bible says we're to love our enemies.—[Puck.
Photographer—Your son ordered this likeness from me. i
lather It is certainly verv much like him. Hashepaidtorit?;
Photographer Not yet. Father—That is still more like him.
Thunder and Lightning.—"Did you ever know anybody to be !
killed by lightning'" "Never by lightning," replied Pat. in an;
undertone. "It's thunder, shure, as knocks *em to pieces in the
An Advertisement.—McFadden—baith and why do vex charge
me twenty-five cents fer a haircut when your sign says - First-class !
hain ut for fifteen cents?" French barber—Ah, but monsier. ;
your hair ex not first-clas.—[Quips.
Verv Polite. Miss Constance—1 am so glad you thiak I have
improved in my playing of that nocturne. Mr. O Donnell. I hope
to be perfect in it next time we meet. Mr. O'Donnell (gallantly)—
Ah, Miss Constance, I hope, sure, we shall meet before that.
A naval battle was fought Monday between the Chinese and
(apanese fleets. [apan again vanquished the Chinese navy.
Although both the Winchester and Marlin Arms companies
refuse to confirm the report, it is believed that arms and ammu-
nition to the extent of two carloads have been sold by the former
company, at New Haven, Conn., to the Chinese government.
The cash balance in the United States treasury is $125,910,-
694, of which $55 514,212 is gold reserve. Five hundred thou-
sand dollars in gold was on last Tuesday engaged for export,
leaving the true amount of reserve $55,016,212.
The Anglo-American Telegraph company announces that
cablegrams to China must be written in plain language except at
Shanghai. Amoy, Hong Kong and Macao. Secret language is
also prohibited to Foo Chow, both for private and government
Representative Hutcheson of Texas has added a resolution
for an amendment to the Constitution to give Congress jurisdic-
tion over trusts. The amendment proposed is as follows: The
trusts and monopolies dealing in agricultural products or other
articles of prme necessity shall not exist in the United
] States, and Congress shall have power to entorce Lhis article by
The English merchants having dealings with the Chinese evi-
dently do not intend to allow the commencement of hostilities
between China and Japan to pass without trying to make the
most of this opportunity of increasing their bank accounts. Lon-
don firms alone during the last fortnight have offered China
several bargains in torpedo boats, and they have also proposed
that the Pekin government should purchase a number of fast
English steamers, which, their owners claim, can readily be con-
verted into cruisers. In addition, those obliging English mer-
chants have offered China nearly 1000 guns ot all sixes and styles
as well as a fresh lot of Mannlicher rifles with almost any amount
Los Angeles, Cab, was shaken by an earthquake Monday
evening at 9:11 o clock. I he direction was from northeast to
southwest, though most of the movement was of upheaving and
} not of an undulatory character. It is described as a sharp shock.
! but not doing much damage. At Acton there were three dis-
tinct shocks, the most severe ever felt in that region, but no par-
ticular damage is reported. The peculiar feature of the a.ffair
at that place, however, was that immediately after the vibra-
tions ceased a large meteor similar to the one which attracted so
much attention on Friday night, was seen to fall to the north.
It appeared like an immense ball of blue fire and apparently
moved from the zenith to the north in a rapid way.
It is the opinion of diplomats in Washington that the Japanese
have made a grave error in sinking the transport Kow Shung
and one that is likely to cost them much money in reparation
besides the humiliation of an apology. The Kow Shung was ot
a line of coasting steamers belonging to Hugh Matheison & Co.,
and trading between Chinese ports. The vessel was under the
British flag when sunk. Althongh she carried Chinese troops to
Corea. it is said here that she did not in so doing violate the law
of neutrality, for there has been no declaration of war openly
acknowledged either by China or Japan, or that a state of war
prevails. The vessel therefore was engaged in legitimate trafKc,
and the Japanese are likely to pay dearly for sinking her and
destroying the lives of the ship's company.
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McAdams, Walter B. The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 29, August 4, 1894, newspaper, August 4, 1894; Thurber, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth200476/m1/1/: accessed April 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Tarleton State University.