The Eugene City guard. (Eugene City, Or.) 1870-1899, December 27, 1879, Image 3

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    Urlnklny Muety Tears Ago,
Certain id venture of Brilliat
Savarin in New York, recalling tav
ern life, the' kind of food served, and
tbo customs of the poriod, arc worth
repeating. Savarin calls the houso
of entertainment a cafe-tavenie, and
Htati'S that tho ono ho went to, kept
by Little, was famous for its turtle
noup, served during tbo day, with
other refreshments such us are in
U8"ein tho United Slates during
the'evcuiug." In 1791, Welsh rare
bit was, apparently, very much in
vcuo. Savarin translates it "lapin
qaUoi" "It 8 nothing like as good
as a real rabbit," says the great gas
trouomc, "but as it provokes thirst,
it makes the wine tasto better." The
Frenchman is invited1 to a dinner by
some English gentlemon, tho guest
having the privilege of calling in an
caual number of Frenchmen tor tho
bo Savarin finds out it is
,thnv to take tho character ot a
drinking bout; in fact, tho two
nationalities uro to bo pitted against
one another as to their absorbing
qualities. Now, your truo gourmand,
as was tho author ot tho "Physiolo
gic du Gout," was tho most modorato
of men. lie knew quite well that
excess of wino singularly mars the
delicacy of tasto. It might not have
boon exactly fair of Savarin on this
occasion, but with his nationality at
stake, ho gives the soundest advico
to his compatriots. They may drink,
butvory littlo at a time, and they
are not to cat too much at tho bo
ginning of thoir dinner, becauso "tho
act of digestion, if properly man.
nirnd. nrevents wine flying to the
head." Tho givor of the feast being
irom Jamaica, and as West Indians
one hundred years ago were lamous
for their bibulous qualities, it can bo
understood that the amphytrion was
dveriJarv. Tho dinner
was a sound one, varying littlo from
tavern dinner of today. Thero
was no soup, nor fish, but an enor
mous Dioee of roust beef, a roast tur.
L-r vfifMtablos. a cabbaco salad
(cold slaw, possibly), and a pio,
Wine drinkinir commenced at once
Clarot (clairet) was served of good
quality, and Savarin vaunts Us ex
cellence and cheapness, remarking
"that iust at that time several car
goes of French wines having arrived
and being difficult to sell, they could
hm hmicrht for almost nothing" The
man from Jamaica, with his two
English friends, ato like ogres and
drank like fish from the very start
but Savarin and tho Fronchmen wcro
more circumspect. After tbo claret
came nort wine, as in the old style
and then Maderiu. Tho Frenchmen
kept on eating like young ladies, and
sipping their wine in Diru-iiKe siyio,
occasionally a beeriuir. concealed
under the table, receiving tho con
tonts of tho Frenchmen's glasses
"With tho dessert cumo butter and
chceso with nuts, and amonir them
Savarin sneaks of the d'yeory. Al
beinir cood Eovalists, with certain
philosophical ideas, the King, the
liberty of the pooplo and tho ladies
are toasted. After tho wino camo
tho spirits, as brandy and cordials,
and with rassades of these fiery com
pounds singing commenced. "1
knew," writes Savarin, "that if my
party indulged in spirits they were
cone. I asked lor punch, ana
it was tho host himsolf who brought
in a bowl that would have
boon sufficient for tho wants
of forty persons. We do not have in
Franco vases of that same size.'
Then itwailhat the wary French
man, a master in tbo art of eating
and drinkinjr. developed his tactics,
He looked around him. The West
Indian and his English friends were
crimson in the face, while the French
men were still in their normal condi
tion all wisely enuged in picking
the vcorv nuts. Savarin knew that
tho downfall of tho English was near,
Savarin and his friends now went in
vigorously for the bread and checso
and fcuvarin, always ready to re
cord the excellence of anything, ex
natiates on tho excellence of the
butter. Eating now for the first time
with a decided appetite, the French
men, drink the punch. The English
try to sing "Kulo Britannia," but on
ly blunder through tho first verse,
and thon, ono by one, sink under the
table. "I never had such a victory.
I rang tho belf; Littlo came in per
son, and I requested him to take the
best tare of tho gentlemen. The
waiters carried them off, though the
person from Jamaica kept on singing
'Itule Britaunia.' Next day the New
York papers gave an account of our
victory, which story went all the
rounds of the American press. When
I next saw the giver of the feast,
wbo was ill of tho gout, he said to
me: 'Oh, dear sir, you are very good
company indeed, but too hard a
drinker for us.' "
This dinner in a New York tavern
some eiguiynve years ago is in no
way exaggerated. Undoubtedly men
drank bard al dinners in those days,
both in England and the United
Slates, and to be very much intoxi
cated after dinuer was thought quite
in kpeeing with the character, of a
well-bred man. In France, however,
even before the time of the Regency,
excessive use of wines waa consider
ed by gentlemen to be a vulgarity. It
was not moral compunction which
prevented indulgence; far from that,
but it w:isiinpl- sot a fa mode to do
'o. If we consult the annals of that
much-depraved period it will be found
strangely enough, that tippling
among French women was very com
mon, and even sanctioned by the
leaders ot that most corrupt society.
Let us be gratoful, though it was
only in a half measure, that Franco
early condomued tho too great use of
wines at dinners, and that those
orgies, which were even common in
England and the Unitod States down
to the first quarter of this century,
aro considered as among tho degrad
ing and impossible things of the past.
The courtesies of the table are,
porhaps, belter uudorstood to-day,
and though there may bo dinners
which men alone partako of, over
indulgence in wine by individuals is
invariably commented upon. What
might have- passed over without of
fending not more than forty years
ago, is now considered as a breech of
decorum, an unpardonable vulgarity,
and ono uot readily to bo forgiven.
Some Locke might writo an interest
ingchapter on tho improved morality
of the dinner tal lo.
There is still ono elemont which
wants much chastening. Tho after
dinner talk of men, both in England
and tlio United States, is intiuitoly
coarse and degrading; it sinks to a
low level, unknown at dinner-tables
on the Continent. New York Times.
Extlm tiou of the rt'alrus In Alaska.
Unless the Government of tho United
States takes somo immediate steps to
restrain the wanton killing of the walrus
along tho shoro of the Sea niul Strait
of Rehring, and on the islands of those
waters, this animal will soon bocome ex
tinct in that region, and with it tho un
happy natives.
Sixteen of the nineteen vessels of tho
Arctic Whaling Fleet which have arrived
at this port during tho past month have
brought 27,500 pounds of ivory, consist
ing entirely of tusks of the walrus, and
4000 pounds were lost on the Mercury.
This is an average of 1853 pounds to tho
vessel. Let us suppose that two of the
threo whalers still to arrrive bring an
average quantity, and we shidl havo a
total weight, in round numbers, of 35,
000 pounds of tusks brought to this port
in a single season. The averago weight
of a pair of tusks will not exceed ten
pounds, for half grown animals, as well
as those of full growth, have fallen a
prey to tho insatiate greed of huntors.
This amount of ivory, therefore, repre
sents at least 3500 individuals, which aro
but one-fourth or one-third of the num
ber actually destroyed, as the bulk of
thosj wounded or killed is lost to tho
pursuers. Let us be moderate in our
timate,and say that 10,000 walrusscs
have been destroyed this season.
We have characterized this wholesale
destruction as wanton; it were, perhaps,
more fitting to term it criminal. This
season's slaughter represents the suffer
ings and death of 3500 families, and
the word families implies that at least as
many helpless mothers have striven in
effectually to ward off the death pangs of
their still more helpless little onus. The
total value of the ivory brought to San
Francisco this season cannot exceed
3500, for of late years the market has
been glutted, and the price at which this
article is sold is actually not over ten cents
A state of affairs similar to that which
we have faintly outlined was nover
even dreamed of during more than a
century of Russian domain. When
Alaska was ceded to the United States the
Federal Government conHtiuted itself the
guardian of every Indian in the territory
acquired. How has the Government
complied with Jits duty in this respect?
It is truo that an act of Congress protects
the fur-bearing animals of Alaska, but
the walrus does not come witlnn tlie let
tor of the statute. White men are pro
hibited from killing in that Territory
comparatively useless wolves and foxes,
but are allowed in a single decade to well
nich exterminate an animal which among
the dwellers on the main jana is a swpie
of food, while to the more unfortunate
inhabitants of the islands, it is the very
Stan' of life.j4aA'a Apptal
.TorKNAiiiHM and A t"rnoii.snir .-During
the last thirty years J.ew 1 oik journalism
has absorbed much of our best talent,
and well it naeht. for it demands tlio
best. No severer test can be applied to
a writer than that of his ability to furnish
leading articles regularly. More than
one, who has succeeded easily as a book
wright or essayist, has found his equip
ment and his power of composition in
adequate to the off-hand production of
compact, polished, well informed leaders,
such as are needed for the editorial
pages of our great newspapers. Jour
nalism is an art; but under our system
it brings little beyond his weekly stipend
is sure, and that moans a great deal for
one who lives by his pen. Newspapers
thus far have supplied the readiest mar
ket to a writer, and the magazines next
in tlipm. It a chapter npon Hood, Lon
don's journalist poet, I have claimed that
the task or uauy writing ior me pre,
vb.'ln a cood staff, is a poor clutch; it
diffuses the heat of authorship, checks
idealism, retards the destruction of master-pieces.
Besides, it brings an author
into attrition with members of the craft
who possibly know him so familiarly as
to underrate him. He is su'ected to
local jealousies, to the over-praise of the
newspaper which befriends him, and
sometimes to the unjust or ungenerous
treatment of rival sheet. All this may
be thought peculiar to New York, and
one which we shall outgrow. Hat the
same phenomena are visible in the
matured newspaper life of the capitals of
Vnirlaml and France, and must be ac
cented as part of a journalist's warfare
ti.i anrrounuinzs. miuuuu .
man in Scribner' for December.
A horse heir A colt.
Mr. C. B. Bishop, the fat comedian,
ell-known throughout the country, has
passed examination in a ban trancisco
mAiral college, and opened an office in
that city for the practice of bi profession.
Kossuth has just lost hi right aa a
Hungarian citizen. me torauerw
TWintiM Km adopted a bill declaring
that any native of the country who vol-
redi.Iea abroad lor an oni"wr-
rupted period of ten years shall lose hia ,
civil stratus.
; Baptist Ministers Laugh, j
i "The Temptation to riagarism and Its '
: Remedy" was the topic discussed lately, 1
in tho Baptist Minister? Conference.
Although the ministers did not use any
names, it was clear that tlio debate was
brought about by the recent detection of
the Rev. Mr. Lorimer's use in his pulpit
in Chicago of a sermon by ti e Rev. Dr.
Parker, of London.
The Uev. H. F. Smith, of New Bruns
wick, N. J., led off in the dobato in an
essay fiftoeu minutes long. Ho dotinod
plagarisni in literature as purloining
another's writings and offering them to
the public as your own. "Brethren," ho
said, "I got that out of 'Webster's Dic
tionary,' and I don't want to be accused
of plagarism. It is plainly inclosed by
quotation marks in my manuscript.
Laughter. ) Much of this cry for origi
nality," ho went on, " is sheer nonsense,
'Nullum cut dictum sod quod est dic
tum prius.' You will observe that I
fuoto from Seneca in the original Latin.
Laughter.! It means: 'Nothing is
said but what has been said before.'"
Laughter. In conclusion the essayist
said: "Let ministers havo a realizing
sense of the commandment, 'Thou shalt
not steal.'"
The Rev. Mr. Simouds, of Newark,
said that no patent can be put on a fact
or an explanation of the Scriptures.
Therefore, where we can get at the truth
of the word wo should roceivo it.
The Rev. W. II. Slubbert, of Bloom
field, X. J., asked what use ministers
ought to make of their reading if they
were in danger of stealing it. Shouldn t
great writers bo read after a sermon was
written, just to study a model? It is
hard, he said, to bo original now, becauso
we ore drowned with skeleton sermons
and all sorts of literature, good, bad and
indifferent, relating to preaching.
The Rev. J. Q. Adams, of tho Beroan
Church, said that a minister must be a
very bold man to copy sermons, for he
must fear that some of the congregation
might read sermons and come across tho
one he had copied. A minister had told
him that five ministers who had proachod
in his friend's pulpit had stolen their
Tho Rev. Dr. Yerkes wouldn't call
names, but a minister entered his pulpit
not long ago, announced tho text, soared
around among tho stars for awhilo and
talked of God's love, and finally settled
down on one of Andrew Fuller's sermons
and preachod it, word for word.
The Rev. J. C. Allen said that ho stim
ulated his mind for sermon writing by
reading works of a different nature
from tho subject on which ho was about
to write.
Tho Rev. Mr. Birch said that if ho
gobbled up sermons as some ministers
did ho would ask an artist to paint over
his head on the wall behind the pulpit a
big set of quotation marks.
The Rev. Mr. Douglas said that with
out doubt ministers havo drifted into the
uso of means and instrumentalities that
they have no reason to suppose the Holy
Ghost will bless for the salvation of
souls. They have become essay makers.
Tho Rev. Dr. Eddy pleaded for minis
ters who are so unfortunate as to fiavo a
good memory. Somo who preach with
out notes can't speak without repeating
other men's words. Therefore, write
your sermons., A minister preaclud a
sermon of Dr. Fullor's, of Baltimore, in
his pulpit and ropeated it from memory,
making only one small mistake. That
minister petered out in just four months.
The Roy. Dr. Wr. W. Evarts, of Jersey
City Heights, said there is stealing in
the' lower ranks as well as in the highor
ranks of tho ministry.
The Rev. Dr. Folwell told a story of on
eminent divine who outwitted another
eminent divine. Eminent minister 1 en
tered the church of eminent minister 2
just as eminent minister '2 was about to
announce his text. Eminent minister 1
triod to sit down near tho door, but emi
nent minister 2 spied him and invited
him to come at once into the pulpit.
Eminent minister 1 could not escape; he
mounted tho stairs and took his seat by
the side of eminent minister 2. "You
must preach for mo this morning," whis
pered tho preacher at home "I came to
hear you, said number 2,"aud I am go
ing to." But the other insisted, and tho
stranger finally consented, so number 1
took his written sermon from between
the leaves of tho Bible, whero lie had
placed it when about to deliver it, and
tucked it on a little shelf under tho pul
pit. He went down into the congrega
tion to enjoy his friend's sermon. But
number 2 simply pulled the sermon from
under the pulpit and went through it
word for word. Laughter.
Tho Rev. Dr. Gillette said that the
closer we get to Bible patterns tho better.
The Rev. Dr. Lorimer has written to
Dr. Parker that tho plagiarism was un
conscious, and was caused by a wonder
fully retentive memory. Dr. Parker 're
plies as follows: "Dr. Loriiner ava'Mj
himself of my ideas, illustrations and
words in a manner of which he conld not
have been unconscious. That fact must
be distinctly leeognized. Not tho slight
est attempt ought to bo niade to get away
from it. My advice to any honest man
placed in Dr. Lorimer's circumstances
would be thus: Select a well-known and
honorable citizen of Chicago, and let him
pick out promiscuously any ten or twelve
manuscript sermons and publish them at
the preacher's exp-nse, and let the world
be challenged to detect any plagiarism in
them. If they come out of such a trial
unscathed, the proper conclusion will be
that, though the preacher may have made
one slip, he is, npon the whole, a faith
ful and honest man." As to the theory
of unconscious plagiarism, Dr. I'srker
says: "The memory that could recollect
the sermon could surely recollect its au
thor's name, otherwise it is indeed an ex
traordinary memory." (J lob-Democrat.
Jar Gould's friends think he is inst
idling away hia time on days when he
does not buy or sell a railroad.
Tn rnral France there is a mania for
having English servants. Governesses
are treated aa members oi uie lamiiy.
Every man is the architect for his own
fortune. That's the reason a fortune al
ways costs his 50 per cent, over and
above his estimate.
Arthur Sullian has promised to pro
duce the Proligal Hon for the Handel
and Haydn Society of Boston. As this
work is an oratorio and not a burlesque,
the fatted calve will not be seen in the
epheu Ulrard'g Philanthropy.
tuiflrd died in the back room of his
plain Jittle bouse in Water Street,
i'hiladeiphia, in 1S31, fortv wars ago on
the (ith of next December. ' What has
lwcomn of tho gigantic wealth, six mil
lions of dollars, left to Philadelphia by a
man of whose living deeds hia biographer
writes: "He gave nothing in charity.
Lazarus would have lain at his door a
lifetime without being noticed by lain.
He was solitary, soured, cold, with a
heart of stone, and fully conscious of his
personal unpopularity." Let us seo
what has grown out of his three gifta.
aud how his money has Wn hoarded,
handled and made productive bv the
Trustees of his adopted citv. These
were the Girard College, the (iirard
estate out of this city. Persistent efforts
having been made to cut streets through
the city estate left for tho college by
(.iirard, the Directors would uot carry
out their great scheme to increase tho
number of pupils, but the courts finally
crushed that bold iconoldasm, and then
the necessary accommodations were pro
vided in new structures, and now 1100
boys were educated bv Stephen (iirard,
and started in life, the new structures
enabled tho directors to take in all the
candidates at once. Since then 315 havo
como iu, and moro aro waiting their
turn. Up to this time the college has
received 'ilty orphans, and indentured
UI8 boys for suitable ooi upations. The
total expenditure for 1S7S was iSi,:t."Hi
42, exclusive of a large sum for improve
ments. The sources of this vast scheme are tho
Girard estate in Philadelphia, consisting
of real estate of various kinds, squares,
public buildings, private residences,
wharves, etc., of great value, and all in
thorough repair and quite productive,
and tho Girard estate out of tho city
coal lands in Schuylkill and Columbia
counties, tho value cf which is shown in
the report: "The product of theso mines
has increased from a littlo over 40,000
tons in 1HG3 to noarly a million of tons in
Thus tho income of what was origin
ally valued at six millions of lollars
goes, all of it, to tho education of tho
orphan boys of Pennsylvania. But ho
gave also, by his wilt, 30,000 to the
Pennsylvania Hospital, in which his
wife had been cared for; $:t0,000 to tho
Deaf and Dumb Asylum : $10,000 to tho
Orphan Asylum; $lo,00t to provide the
poor of Philadelphia with free fuel; 810,
000 to distressed sea captains and their
families; $20,000 to the Masonic Grand
Lodge of Philadelphia for their poor;
0000 for o free school in Passvunk;
1500,000 to Philadelphia for certain im
provements in that citv j&IOO.OOO to Penn
sylvania in aid of her canals; and a por
tion of his estate in New Orleans for eer
tain improvements in that city; also
$15,000 to each of his sea captains, two
ye:irs in his service, who should bring
his ship safe into port; to each of his ap
prentices $500; to his old servants,
annuities of from $300 to 500 each;
also liberal legacies to all his surviving
Compare this marvelous bonevolenco
with the sudden wealth of the modern
bonanza kings, and with the rigid parsi
mony of John Jacob Astor, and oven ex
tend the parallel to most other gigantic
fortunes, and no one has struck
tho key of a nobler philanthropy, that
has been hoard by a nobler posterity, or
has started and helped more humble
homes than this mighty work of tho man
who said: "Wait till I am dead; my
deeds will show what I was." Formy
Gen. Washington's Sword. One of
the most interesting relics of the Revo
lutionary war is in possession of Dr. W.
A. W. Spotswood, a citizen of Mobila It
is nothing less than tho sword of Wash
ington, tho old, trusty weapon which he
wielded in that great strugglo for the
lilwrties we enjoy to-day. This sword
was presented to the present possessor's
grandfather, General Alexander Hpots
wood, of Spottsylvania Court-IIouse,
Virginia, by general Washington him
self, on the occasion of tho visit mado by
General Spotswood to General Washing
ton at Mount Vernon in 170H one year
beforo tne death of General Washington.
It was presented to General Spotswood
by General Washington as a memento of
the high regard in which the latter held
the former. At the time it waa presented
tho ownor of the sword waa using it as a
runing-kuife, trimming his trees.
r. S. only retains the sword in
tactthe bolt and scabbard having been
stolen from the houso of Dr. 8. Spring
fild, 111. Tho sword was converted into
a pruning knife by General Washington
by changing one edge of it to a saw. As
will be seen, the sword has been in the
Spotswood family since 1798, having
regularly descended from father to son,
as it will continue to do. Dr. W. A. W.
Spotswood, who has tho sword in his
possession, is now 73 years of age.
Mootgomery, Ala., Advertiser.
Hkbalpkt ok thb Grant Family.
Admiral Grant, of England, in 1000, was
he "Wellington" of Europo, and the
motto on his coat of arms was "stand
fast." His son, Goneral Grant, settled
in the north part of Ireland, and his
motto was "I'll stand sure." His son,
General Grant, had as his motto "Immo
bile " These three assisted England in
subjugating the East Indies. An older
motto of tue family as "Jehu Gireh"
(we drive everything before us) ; another
"Touch not the cat but with a glove."
The shield of the Grant family has
twelve qnarterings, being emblazoned
with their trophies in tho East. And
when our General Grant said before
Richmond, "I'll fight it out on this line
if it take all summer," he reliterated
the motto of the Grant family back for
300 years. It was the custom to say
when Nellie Grant traveled in England
that she was the daughter of a plebeian
among royalty; and yet she had but to
refer to the armorial bearings of her an
cestry to show that their heraldry was,
parallel to that of of the reigning family j
of the realm. And General Grant stands
before the American people to-day and
represent the high military statu of his
ancestry, the culture and military genius
of those ancient worthies, who were the
power behind the throne, and General
Grant to-day evidently aspire only to
such a position in the republic.
"Hey, Jim, let' be oarsmen." "Oars
men? Hump, you can't row.- ''Who
said anything about rowing? Do Han
l.n an1 L'VmrtneT row. and ain't the;
the greatest oarsmen in the country?"
Pauper la England and Wale.
Tho Local Government Hoard have
just issued their return of tho num
ber of paupers in Kngland and
Wales on tho 1st ot July Inst. This
statement is a complete census of
pauperism; no class is excluded from
the enumeration. The total mini her'
of paupers on the books ol the
Giinrdinns on the day named was
772,000 in round number. The
spring and earlier summer, stu b us
they were, by affording moro em
ployment than could bo generally
found in winter, removed 33,000 per
sons from tho relic! lists, the num.
bers on tho 1st of January having
Icon 805,000. Compared with July,
1S78, however, the number last July
had increased by up vurds of 40,000,
or 6.4 per cent. Tho able-bodied
aud with iho able bodied aro classed
all thoir dependent children under
sixteen years of ago increased 37,
031). Tho increase of this section on
tho outdoor lists was about four fold
that shown by workhouse lists. The
incrtaso in tho not able-bodied pau
pers, including those children who
wcro not relieved with able-bodied
parents, was 801H, of whom S8:"J
were in tho houso and 2805 on tho
out-relief lists, or about two of the
former to one ot iho latter. This is
a very different ratio trom that ob
mined with tho able-bodied paupers,
whero tho increase was made up pro
portionally ol one indoor to four out
door paupers. Tho bettor ineasuro
of tho depression of industry which
our pauper statistics present is found
iu a comparison of tho adult able
bodied adult hero meaning all thoso
agod sixteen yours and upwards. Of
this selected group thero were 91,008
ou tho 1st of July, 1878, and 105,342
on tho 1st of July Inst; this is an in
crease of 14,3,')4, or 10 per cent, very
nearly. Twelvo counties exceeded
this average; tho increase in Stutlbrd
slnro was 1287, or 25.4 per cent.; in
Worcestershire- it was 492, or 47.0
per cent.; in Warwickshire it was
452, or 23.3 per cent.; in Derbyshire
it was 178, or 10.8 per cent.; in Clio
shirj it was 570, or 30.9 per cent.; in
Lancashire it was 0012, or 05.3 per
ceut by far tho heaviest increase
in tho kingdom. In Durham the in
crease amounted to 879, or 24.0 per
cent.; in Cumberland, to 116, or 17.2
per cent.; in Westmoreland, to 50
only, but exhibiting the largo ratio
of 40.3 per cent.; and in Monmouth
shire, to 314, or 21.1 per cent. Sev
eral agricultural counties oxpori.
enced no increaso of their adult able
bodied paupers; theso counties wore
Southampton, Berks, Oxford, Cam
bridge, Suffolk, Wills, Dorset, and
York, North Hiding. In other agri
cultural counties the increaso of able
bodied pauperism was fur below tho
avorago. hill Mall Gazette.
Tun Origin of Our Domestic Am
UAI.H. Pahnolitio man, who existed for
so long a period in Western Europe dur
ing the quartenary ago, was probably
indigenous thero. lint at the commence
ment of tho neolithic age a new civiliov
tion was suddenly introduced, and a new
typo of man appears on the scene
Neolithic man, with bis polished stono
implements, brings with him a number
of domestic animals the dog, the goat,
the sheep, tho ox, the horse aud tho pig,
liy studying the origin of these animals,
aud determining their ancient homo,
light may obviously be thrown upon the
source whence the neoliths emigrated.
Such a study has been undertaken by
1'rofessor Habriel do Mortillet, who has
contributed an interesting paper on this
subject to tlio current number of M. (Jar
tailhac's Mnteriul fur the llinlory of
Man. Neolithic man, according to the
author, came to Asia Minor, from
Armenia and the Caucasus. These, in
fart, are said to Iki the only countries
which cou Id nave yielded the asscm
blage of domestio animals and. cereals
, i .i ., t , . r. .1
which me noouius urougnt wuu inem
npon thir invasion of Southwestern
Europo during tho Robenhauen period.
"Lord, i it I?" Thero is some hinder
ing cause iu the church, preventing its
healthy progress. Somebody is absent
from class and prayer-meetings who
ought to be there, homebody is silent,
when thero, who ought to mako confes
sion, or to bear witness, for tho Muster.
Somebody is not at Sunday-school who
is much needed as a ollicer or a teacher
Somebody is wanted to visit from houso
to house to comfort tho sick, to invite
thoso who have lost their first love back
again to the sanctuary and tho social ser
vice, and to bring the children to tlio
Sunday-school. More prayer and more
faith are wanted. How many ought to
ask, "Lord, is it I? Zion Herald.
Latest thing in boots Holes.
Rronson Alcott is eighty year old.
Roys are deep in the merits of rival
makes of boots.
Delano, of the London Timrt, died of
Bright' disease.
The latest estimate of Mr. Tildcn's
wealth put it at 831,000,01X1.
It is said that tho forts in the Thames
could be taken in an hour.
"The only Grimaldi" is an expression
that cover a multitude of poor clon.
The mother and sister of Michael
Davitt, the Sligo seditionist, live in
The sorrow that can be drowned in
liquor is the anly sorrow that come of
Daniel Viergc, the celebrated Parisian
illustrator, will probably visit tlii
eonntry oon.
Ole Dull ha rented James Russell
Lowell' house at Cambridge, Mass., fur
the winter.
A new use ha been found for many a
youth' head-piece, the utility of which
had heretofore been questiontble. It is
discovered that such young men' bd
are primarily intended to keep their
necktie from slipping off.
bv Mrs. a a ii corns.
Til.' LI1 IIO'I )Maiitirni i.nma
A W .V -tl till .t....... '
ThJV Ml il a lUrr our Invwl roum,
" " mi'ij juiirnrjrtul o'or.
I.ik u vmv r m win.ttrlnp wild,
HH fcll'UIII till,
The rlfllin vut1 llmt iem but shrouds,
Wliin r'oii'li ni.nn nil- nthi at..
Will llll lllk' -IKI '..
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And rn ii. . , ,j,
Till" IM-..1, u c i,f Wutun wm ilnui
J ul p.tMco l cryntal tad yll.
Ho our lovd onm unit t lb rmrly m
IU Will A.. Ml . , '
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II IliseryaiHi lnNin nraih Ihc rnl'Vu Uvn
ln !rDwi haitFinrlrk)l roo.
IV wr I -nr Ihrlr win imih
i . J '""nlng ol Ml lo u,ut a.
Is tua luutloof itintr leel.
This bciu I fill hom on Ihenlnpr !.! .
wniir imp ilk a Ulry mr-y.ii;
TM ooauntul hiiino byuml ti 'I In
i i iiv cryaiai wmen men:
Tlirongh th droary nltlit a ray of light,
. ... m uilgllHT mirn.
" .ii iivi row ua u rr.
When rrlind rrovs ruins and life doili itam
A liunl in hu..
1 hniiiKli a rilling oluud if rnlnli a gleam,
Abbe Liszt is said to wear his nriustlv
roWs lightly.
It takes four doctors to euro Onnnral
Sheridan of a cold in the head.
Modesty is worth what shadows are in
a painting; sho give to it strungth and
A female celebrity has arrived in Mon
aco who goes by tke namo of tho "Kou-
leito i iciitl.
Prof. Proctor alludes to tho earth as a
mure mustard seed. Probably because it
is hot iuside.
"Life" any that tho English diamond
trade- is looking up by reason of order
from tho United States.
When tho brewers of Cincinnati com
bine their motto will bo "ono beer" in
stead of "beer for ono."
Zola works at a big bible, in a big
room, in a big house, and has a big
opinion of the result of his labors.
The now "Turkish Reveille" seems to
bo very popular, but the old Turkish Re
vel eh'? was tho thing on Thanksgiving
Did it ever occur to you that Eve
nover had an opportunity to toll her sido.
of that (lardcn of Eden story?
Mulish obstiuacy is the loading eha r
ai.toristic of somo mini who go through
life claiming great credit for positiveniB
of character.
Tho young man who consulted I
gooso-hono to find out what the west
would be, undoubtedly anticipattd
Cetewavo's four wive have each b
presented with a concertina and the V ;
fortunate Cot. will immediately take
the woods.
Newsmongers at the capital will be
likely to got the cold shoulder from
President Hayes and Secretary Shorman
for somo timo to come.
A married woman who nover said:
"No wonder girls don't got married
nowadays; they aro altogether differ
ent from what they were whon I was a
.Twonty men who beliove what, they f
profess, and livo a they believe, are ';
worth more than flvohundrodbypoorites, T
to any good cause. -Uoldon Luld. t " s
When churches mark thoir black '
sheep so that tho world may suo that tho
church know who they aro, the white
one will bo recognized and trusted.
Uoldon Rule.
Tho late Ilishop of Exeter was sitting
ono day at luncheon with his wife and
another lady, when tho hostess inquired
anxiously of her husband if the mutton
was to his liking. "My doar," repliod
the bishop, with his courteous littlo bow,
"it is like yourself, old and tender."
An Ogden paper, in shaking of a re
cent accident at that placo, says: "It i
feared that the boy's injuries will prove
quito fatal." It is hopod that the re
porter's account i exaggerated, and that
the lad's injuries will prove only moder
ately fatal.
"Ah, Louise, my heart is very despon
dent. Ever since I have gazed into tho
donths of those lovely, I " Hush;
John, put an air brake on that train of
thought. Pa has introduced me to hi
new partner ,and I am hi for $2,000,000.
That settles it.
A pretty, blne-cyod maiden who was
nursing her fifth Christmas doll, and
listening to her mother and some female
friend talkingabont domestic broils and
divorces, created rathor a pleasant sen
sation by remarking: "Well, ma, I'm
nover going to marry. I'm going to be a
W. H. M., of tho Guard' Club, Lon
don, advertises that he will pay the ox
pensea of hi collie dog (which ha an
affection of the lungs, and noods the
benefit of a warmer climate) if any one
wintering in the south of France', who
would like a pleasunt companion, will
undertake the care of him.
A box stall costing $13,000 ha just
been finished in the stable of Ituron ,
Rothschild, of Vienna, for his favorite
horse. The stublo proper ho marble
floors, encaustic titles painted by dis
tinguished artists, rings, chains and drain
traps of silver, and the walls are frescood
with hunting scenes. This building cost
When two couple of young people
start out riding in a two-seated carriage,
they are happy a four loving clama
until tho shade of evening approach, and
then the couple in the front seat begin to
realize that the crying need of this great,
free and majestic country of ours is a
two-seat carriage with the front seat be
hind. The oldest postmaster in the service is
Edward Stabler, of Sandy Springs,
Montgomery county, Md. His commi-
ion is dated December 14, 1830, nearly
forty-nine year ago, when Andrew
Jackson waa President. Hia salary last
year was f and never larger than that
sum. Mr. John Wilson, of Plato, 111.,
is the oldest postmaster west of the
Allegheny mountain, having served
ince im.