The Eugene City guard. (Eugene City, Or.) 1870-1899, March 05, 1881, Image 6

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1 will own tint I wiih It wert mint;
s . i i i ti I l.
Jkina thi lawi of simplicity, lint upon Hot,
ID your isoruio-iogiwi wuj.
But I but lo deny that a shade.
Of tl eovioui thought you infer
Wi prewnt to )wiion wuh never made,
To imply diouauion of ber
WhM whits nock, In IU iUtliit grane,
All athrill wilh Hi pride and the hlita
Of it beauty, aball beud fur the chuping em-
Of lucb magical iplcndor as thi.
I ararce thought of owner at all;
hlill lna of it value in nelf.
Who, in jimwnoe to grand, would confoi hlio-
ll lurall
Of aught aava the proiotice itself?
Lou, at it! the frlorioui thing
A it lire on it velvet in tuw,
Towing glorio about likea prod'gal king
Who itturalv and conwiouiily great.
0, the tremuloui laughter of Light!
U. the mniui of Color at nlayt
0 the kjuI of a Hume made ineffably wliilo
liy il burningbut what can I any
To trantfix il in iK!cclt? Bring word
Tbat ii iwift a tlxiilKht, bright a gold,
That ii purer than tuuw, iucq a never wa
H,i,iv ilio morning itar umhI it of old.
And vim loll mo thii mirvnloua light
ll a wivii.l-liiiod iplundur, at tiirwtT
Tbat, iliulaway in ibe (lurk of the night,
All the ioul of the d'umuud it lutl?
Very true. Then I love It the morcj
Let in haitvn to douhlo mv liraiie.
Since to give a it take, in unntiutcd, full
Ii tho gcncroui law It obey.
We might lay tho aameottha moon;
01 Hie eve that you love for their blue;
Of the eurili in green robei lying under the
01 the minbow and oven of youl
Atlantic Monthly.
Itunuolpli, of Itonnoko.
I had two opportunities of listening to
Mr. Randolph in tho Sonato, and was
completely f unci nu tod by his cxtruordi
hemisphere. What could be inoro suit-
able than for the republic! of the wont to
unite in a mncb holier onion to maintain
it? By the tonth this interrogation was
mot by the cry that foarf ul crisis was at
ana; WUlie m ilium muw repruiuiiut
tivna confined their scrunlos to consti
tutional low and national policy, John
Randolph and tho hotter spirits blurted
out the roal objection to the schomo. Tho
and testified to ma of the affection with
which he was regarded by his slaves
Men and womon rushed toward ulm
seized him br the hand with perfect fa
miliarity, and burst into tears of delight
at his presence among them. His con
duot to these humble dependents was
like that of a roost affectionate father
among his children ; and it is well known
that, when he could uo longer protect
south would never consult with nations thorn, he emancipated them by will ond
rho hod tint the block man on an coital-
ity with the white, and, horror upon
horrors, were known to nave mulatto
generals in command of their armies.
From this opposition arose the party that
finally placed Jackson in the i'rcsidcn-
provided for their support In a free
The time has not yet come to estimate
with impartiality tho class of southern
. . . 1 1 T 1.11 11 1
gentiomen to wmcnivunuoipu ueiongeu.
Many of thorn were of great ability and
tial choir: a party whose stock in trake singular fascination of mannor.
at this timo consisted of bitter vitupora- aocopt their promises (and their premi
ses wore to them as uio axioms oi mame
matk's), and they aro knightly figures
tion of the administration, and at the
Load of which Randolph took his natural
Tho debate In the senate upon the
proposition to send ministers to the con
gross at Panama was opened by Mr.
Kundolph with sarcasm. It was known
that tho TroHidont of the United States
meant to send ministers to tho congross
that was to assemble at Panama, lie
forvontly hoiiod that these ministers
would lubor under none of tho odious
and explodod prejudices which ro
vol tod the over-fastidions southern
gontloman and repelled him from asso-
flihtinir upon that side of
tho irropressiblo conflict which pro
tected thoir familios and the civiliza
tion, such as it was, which had produced
thomsolves and the high-spirited caste
into which tlior woro born, ibe incen
diurism which would light tho torch of
servilo insurrection and plunge their fair
possessions into barbarism seemed to
them fur worse than that which tired
warehouses and dwellings, which a fow
months of labor might replace. It is un
necessary hore to onlurge upon the errors
ciating on terms of equality with persons or delusions, which overy schoolboy now
of African uoscent. llo hoped that the ooems nimsou uuiu w ex none, vi Mr.
miuistors who had beon appointed wore Randolph I saw too little, and I look
proparod to sit clown humid with the with sincero regret npon this kind note
native African, the mixed broods, and from him, interleaved with my journal,
tho Indian, and to take no ollenuo at the una writieu mu uuy i ion vt wiigijii.
motley mixturo. Uon. Bolivar, whom
somebody had called "tho Mouth Amori-
can Washington," was then handled
without gloves. "I remember, sir," said
Mr. Ituudolph, "that whon the old earl
of Bedford was condoled with by a hypo
crite on the murder of his son, Lord itus-
sell, ho indignantly replied that he
would not exchango his doad son for tho
living son of any man on earth. Ho I
would not give our dead Washington for
any living Washington, or (whatever
muy bo tl" blessings rosorvod for man'
kind in the womb of time) for any Wash-
illituiui- , . i ,.. i " ... - I In lUVriMIIIUU
nary gift as a talker; for it wos not ora- l"Bl"n """V lo !n8.,in 0UI l,mB' John White
produce """"V ;; vrr"- ,.., ,:. T ..iTnM i
It bids me como and dino with him at
"Ilnroods (if I mako out the name cor
rectly) a confectioner's shop near the
Seven Buildings." Thoro I should have
met a small circle of his friends, with the
consccjucnco of much pleasure to my
self, and possibly hall a century lutor of
further rominiscencesof John llandoljih,
of lloanoko. Josiah Quincy in Now
York Independent.
CuiIodi Epitaphs.
Sometimes a pun or play on the name
is introduced; such as in tho epitaph on
tory though at times ho would proi
grout oratorical cllects so much as
elevated conversation that ho pourod
forth. His speeches woro ilmrruing or
provoking, according to tho point of
viow of tho 1 into nor. To a .Senator
anxions to expodito the publio business
or to hurry through tho bill ho had in
chargo, Randolph's harangues upon all
sorts of irrelevant subjects must havo
boon very anuoying; but to ono who was
not troubled by such responsibilities
they were a delightful entertainment.
There was no effort about tho speeches
They woro givou with alisoluto ouso, tho
speaker constantly changing his position,
turning from sido to side, ami at times
loaning agniuvt tho rail which enclosed
tho Senatorial chairs. His dress was a
bluo riding coot with buckskin breeches,
for ho always rodo to tho Senate, fol
lowed by his black servant, both muster
and muu boing Unely mounted. His
voico was silvory ill its tones, becoming
unpleasantly shrill only when conveying
direct invoctivo. lour-llfths of whut ho
said had tho sleudorost possiblo con nee
tion with tho subject which hud called
him up; but so far as tho chanoo visitor
wus concerned, this variety only added
a charm to tho entortuiumeut.
Un tho 11th of Felu uaiy, 182fi, tho in
troduction of a bill for surveying a por
tion of Florida with a view to a canal
route brought Mr. Ituudolph to his feet.
This project was favored by the other
representatives of tho South, and it was
ousy to seo how brovokod and ombar
rassod tliey ten by opposition irom a
quarter so unexpected. Hut lUndolph,
who hud always strenuously denied tho
power of Congress to mako internal im
provements in tho States, would not
willingly onncodu it iu tho euso of tho ter
ritories. Ho could not lind it written in
But Mr. Itundolyh's great effort (if I
mayso call a pvrformanco which to him
was evidently no cnort at all) was re
served for tho next duy. Ho announced
that ho should ask for the consideration
of his resolution immediately upon tho
mooting of tho Senate, and that moaut
thut nhothor speech would bo lorthcom
ingY I wus early upon tho spot, and for
two hours held mv attention fixed by his
various ami nncsi improvisations, ins cut
ting irony, his terribly sincero, although
absolutely uudesorved, uonnnciutious.
His memory and imagination
scorned inoxhaustiblo. He would
tuke a subject (almost nyj
which iiaiiiionou to got in his way) turn
ami twist it about, display it in some
funtastio light, and then, with scorn
push it aside. That famous dictum of
tho Declaration of lmlopeuileuoo. con
corning tno equality oi men.whicii thirty
years after Itufus Choato stylod "a glit
tering generality, Kundolph pilloried as
' un Kilo funfumoiiado. I he pernicious
falsehoods contained in theso general
expressions woro in a cortain sonso true.
aud so woro CHpecially misleading.. Ho
ooiuparod Sir. JolTerson's stutemont to
that of a person who should say thut tho
soil of Hoot land wus as rich as thut of
Kentucky, bocnuso thero wus no differ
onoo in tho suporflciul contents of the
During a pail ho in tho discourso Iluyno
roso and urged tho speaker to postpone
his cull upon the exocutivo, at the sumo
timo complimenting him warmly upon
his speech.
Taking up tho word. Randolph de
dared that ho could mako no better
spoeeh. Not that this wus to be ro
pretted, for, liko many other regular
tlitns, regular speeches were apt to be
tho bond that tho money of the people ojcocdingly dull. Tho gonorol effect of
should bo pourod out for local improve
incuts anywhere.
Johnson, of Louisiana, juit in a reply,
in which ho used Mr. Kundolph as a
Southern ally with great tenderness, but
intimated thut, as Cuba commanded tho
key to the Gulf of Mexico, its possession
by a first-uluss uavul power would bo
highly injurious to Southern interests.
Tho euiiuf would bo in some sort a pro
tection ngninst this dire possibility.
"II all constitutional restraints aro to
lie punhed aside, let us take Culm and bo
done with it!" said Randolph in reply
jotinsion s special picnding wus dut
bed un argument urn nb inconvenient!,
and he was urged to consider the conse
quences (the word was uttered with sig
nificant emphasis) which might ensue.
Hero Kaudolph paused and looked his
fellow southerners well over. Could
they not seo that by taking this bait of
internal improvements to strengthen
thoir peculiar institution of slavery, they
0Knod tho way for tho general govern
ment to interfere to its disitdvautage?
The words wero unspoken, but tho look
convoyed their meaning with perfect
clearness, He concluded in a strain of
tho bitterest Irony:
"But w hut care wo for oonseiinnmv?
Only tho timid and tho purblind look to
consequences! No, oir; your gallant
statesman mounted on his Kosinauto mid
fairly in tho lists looks to no coiimo
queuco a pause J except to his own con
oqueucel" Interesting as was Mr. Randolph's port
in this debate ou tho canal question, my
friends assured me thut I hud not yet
heard hiui at his lcst or worst. Rut it
was my good fortune to bo present iu the
senate somo two weeks afterward, w hen
he gave what was almost universally
allowed to lie ono of tho most character
istic speeches ho ever made. This was
in reference to the l'unuma mission, art
absorbing topic of public interest, and
ono which created on Isith sides feeling
us intense as havo ever Iwcu ; down in our r
uutionul legislature. Tho condition of
certain South American states had re
cently been changed from that of sub
ject colonies to that of independent re
publics, and tho project wus formed of
assembling on the Isthmus of l'anaiua a
congress at which each of them should
bo represented, to deliberate upon snl
jocts common to all. The United State-
wcro asked to Uko a-leading part in this
assembly, and the invitation had beeu ac
cepted, and plenipotentiaries appointed
by tho rxocutive. The northern states
warmly approved this course which
seemed to 1 in the line of what should
be the national sentiment. The monar
chies of Europe bad formed a "holy
alliance" to crush liberty io the eastern ,
such speeches wus want of any effect
Whatsoever. What ho did was to imitate
nu Italian improvisatoro, taking up sub
jects that ho hud well thought out.
llo considered that tho world had
bcea xrreatly injured by parliamentary
eloquence, which was no qualification
for sttvernmeut. Fox. to bo sure, was a
statesman as well as a debater; but tho
lialectics of I itt hud been tho curse of
England. Ha wus admirably qualilled
for professor of rhetoric, and might
havo hold that chair at Cambridge in Old
! or Now Englaud (a thrust at Mr. Adnms,
no nad beou professor oi this art in
Harvard College) ; but as a statesman ha
tts a tyro, and his great measures all
In concluding, Randolph told a story
of some wise-acre who wus sent to search
tho vaults of the 1'urliament house ut tho
time of tho gunpowder plot. This myth-
icnl personage reported thut ho found
fifty barrels of powder, and had removed
twenty-ftvo of them and hoped thut the
rest would do no harm. "Tho step vou
avo about take," exclaimed tho speaker,
the characteristic outstretched forefinger
pointing the emphasis, "applies tho
mateli to tho jiowdor; and, be there
twojity-five barrels or fifty barrels, there
is enough to blow, not tho first of tho
Stuarts, but tho last of another dynasty,
sky-high, sir! Yes, sir, sky-high!"
Ami sky-high rose the voioo of Mr,
Randolph, as it to follow Mr. Adams ii
his aerial flight. Thoro wus no savor' of
the ridiculous in this passionate climax.
The speakers thorough-going sincerity
Invented such a suggestiou. Tho old
saying that language wus given to man
to conceal his thoughts hud a percentage
of truth in it. Most men aro conscious
of selecting and modifying tho products
-l tho mind, w ith a view to their suitable
presentation, The iuterest of Randolph's
rptHH'hea was that ho simply exinised his
intellect and let you seo it ut work. It
Will Uko catching obster or some other
great orator in his library and looking
i.tynr me rough notes he had rejected.
There one might find figures of rhetoric
. little too showy for good taste, blunt
exinvssious of opinion which had been
softened and draped in ambiguous
phrases. It is possible that such a sur
vey might increase our admiration for
ttte artist at the cxpouse of our respect
for the man. But, after hearing Ran
dolph speak or converse, the feeling was
Uiat you had eome in contact with the
essential personality of this Virginian
Hotspur, and that there was much there
which justified the alloc tion which his
friends fult for him.
A gentleman whom I met in Wash
ington had returned with Randolph to
his plantation after session of congress
Hero lies John, a shining light,
Whose namo,lifo,actions,all wereWhite."
Tho following was rather epigram
matic than cpituphio in regard to the
Rov. John Chest:
"Beneath this spot lies buried,
Ono Chest within another.
Tho outer chest was all that's good;
Who says so of tho othorr
William Wilton, buried in Lambeth,
certainly did not write tho epitaph,
which bears rotation to him:
"Hero lyoth W. W..
ho never moro will troublejrou, trou
bio yon
Nor. we may safoly assert, did Owen
Mooro himself pen tho following:
"Owon Moore isgono away,
Owin' more than he could pay."
More likely to bs genuine are thoso
epitaphs which involve a bit ot bad
logic, svntax, grammar in their compo
sition. In a graveyard at Montrose is
said to bo the following:
"Hore lies the body of Ooorgo
Young and all thoir postority
For fifty years backwards."
And iu Wroxham church-yard as fol
Horo licsfivo babies and children dear.
lhreo at Uswestry, and two hore.
Akin to this logical blundering is:
"Here lies tho remains of
Thomas Milsolm, who died in
Philadelphia, March, 1753;
Hud he lived he would have
Been buried horo."
And another at Nottlebcd, in Oxford
nro :
"Hero lies fathor and mothor and sister
and I;
W o all died within tho space of ono
short year.
Wo all bo buriod in Wimble, except I;
Aud I bo buriod horo. '.
Chamber's Journal.
Guiiuan Oibls. Tho homo lifo of
Ooruinu girls is far difforont from that
of American girls, and we could hardly
fuuey anything nioro prosy than tho
home life of tho high and well-born
Herman girl. They are educated pro
cisely alike, tho rango of study boing
iimiioa. ino coininou brunches, l-rench.
sometimes Juigiisb, and a few orna
meutul accomplishments, comprise the
list. The statement that American girls
study tho sciences, and sometimes
Greek and Latin, causes from them
manifestations of surprise. The trail i
a: ... i. i.i
nous una prejudices oi tneir class aro
carefully inculcated. Auv woman who
btar Movement!.
Venn u evening atar, and easily wins
the place of honor in the planetary pre
aentation that graces the February sky.
Almost as soon as the day is done, and
Mnr tho twilieht slow has faded, the
description. The meteorological phe
nomena of the season surpass any similar
records in the memory of the present
generation, and deserve the careful at
tention of intelligent observers, lortu
nately the worst is probably over, as the
sun advances northward and ushers tn
fairest of the stars peers from uer mu ug
place and draws forth from every be
tribute of admira
tion for hor increasing splendor, hor
soft, pensile beauty, and the regal grace
with which she wields the scepter of tho
stars. Two important epochs in her
.. ... ii.i. month. On the 20th
vuuira ww i - .
she arrives at her greatest eastern elonga-
in or most distant point from me sun
It will be remembored that tho interior
Jnnnta Vmm and Mercury, as seen
from tho earth, seem to oscillate in
straight lines alternately east and west of
the sun.
On tlm 13th of last Julv. Venus was m
nnnrior nnni unction, beinar then at her
greatest distance from the earth, and
rising and setting with tho sun, but too
nmr him to be visible. She thon passed
to his eastern sido ond btcaino evening
t,ir. siin was fur enougn awu.
in Iia seen in the western tw
litfht in Sontomber. and ever since has
been receding from the sun on her east
m track, increasing all the time in
.i. no.i. l.n
size and uriuiancy. uu iuo ivm duo
reaches the end of her mvisiblo chain
and completes ono-hulf her course as
evening star. After this, reversing her
movements, she approaches me sun unui
her inferior conjunction on the 3d of
Mav. when hor role as evening star is
completed, the process occupying uuunv
ten months, ihen passing to me west
ern side of the sun, sho repeats the same
courso in reversed order as morning star
until the again comes to hor superior
conjunction, and starts on a now courso,
Anv intelligent observer can follow
the movements of this beautiful planet
and verify with his own eyes tho luws
which regulate nor seeming progress
throueh tho sky. Let him remember
that nntil tho 20th she moves eastward
after this time she is stationary for a few
lavs, aud then retraces her steps, mov
ing rapidly westward and glowing every
night with incrotsiug splendor until
noxt May. Fortunately, we need learn
but ono thing at a time, and for two
months wo have nothing to note but her
rapid upproach to tho suu, her won
drous brilliancy making her plainly vis
ihlo in the daytimo, and her perceptible
shadow on moonless nights. Sho moves
at apparently so slow a pace that, oin'e
liuvmcr impressed upon tho mind the
prominent points of her course, it is easy
to koep tho track forever niter.
Tho other important epoch in tho Feb
ruurv phases of Venus is her conjunction
with Jupiter, which occurs exactly at
midnight on the evening of tho 21st. Tho
two planets will thon meet and pass each
other. Venus being a little more than
three degrees north of Jupiter. Last ou
tunin Jupiter was just coming up in the
east, while Venus, nearly at hor most dis
tant point, was descending in the west,
the wholo celestial arch intervening be
tween thorn. Lvor since thoy havo been
approaching, and the distance to be ac
complished boforo they meet, quickly to
separate, is plainly apparent. If Venus
would only occult, or pass ovor Jupiter,
it would bo a sight to be remembered for
a lifetime, but she weuds on her resist
less path three degrees to the north, and
students of the stars must bo contented
with comparatively beautiful aspects
when transeondeut ones are beyond thoir
reach. Venus and Jupiter, theroforo,
divide the honors of the month, aud no
ono who looks above on starlit nights can
fail to detect the two most brilliant stars
that adorn tho celostial sphere. Venus
will bo known at a glunco, as fairest and
brightest of tho twinkling train, and
Juniter, perched above her on the celes
tial pathwav, though shorn of his bright
est rays as ho travels far from earthly
domaius, is second only to tho starry
queen. Venus now sets at I) o'clock; at
tho end of tho mouth about a quarter be
fore 10 o'clock.
Jupiter is ovening star, and if ho can
not carry off tho palm for the radiance of
his shining, he contributes to the an
nuls of tho month extraordinary illus
trations of continued elemental warfare
which mav reasonably strengthen tho
faith of believers in the thoory of plune-
tary lutlueuoo as a partial cause of tho
sun-spot period. To bo suro, ho passed
periheliou two months ago, and is nearly
hi ins greatest instance irom mc earth.
But when a vast orb liko tho sun is ex
cited it does not calm down to its normal
condition in a minute, for the influence
continues after the cause is partially re
moved. If Jupiter is increasing his
distance, the three planets beyond him
Life la A Gambling Haunt.
The gravelled walks on the terracei
and round the gardens are occupied by
promenadors, each bent on enjoyment
and there is, an utter absence of tile stiff!
ness, and formality custom has enforced
at Nice. The Lnglishman may be founl
more genu i sues, -- - , giui on bonchf Lis , -' M. .thinking, of home and of
prevailing in loss favored quarters of the
does think and act in opposition to ftro ft" PProl'biU!i their perihelia, and
tho conventional standard is lookod ou
with distrust. But their domostio edu
cation is carefully attended to; whut
ever they rank, they must master all
branches and stops of housekeeping.
lhoir wedding trousseau and outfit iu
bed ond tablo linen is generous in
quantity and beautiful iu texture, ond
usually mode up by their own willing
hands. An engagement with them is as
solemn ami binding as a marringo con
a . i . t t .
iruci, ami luitmossncss in cithor sex is
an exception that moots hearty con
demnation. Their cimpleuoss ond qui
etness of lifo is a reproach to tho lives
oi most of tho ldlo, easy-going, friv
olous girls of lunny other countries.
They occasionally met, and the latter
oiten befriended tho former, for he saw
how ill adapted such a man was to con
tend with poverty. Greeley was born
poor, aud could live ou a crust. Ho was
a tyiH'settor by trade, and if ho failed as
an editor ho could fall back on labor.
1'oc, on the other baud, was bred a gen
tleman, and hod the hiuh-tonod uride
cultivated in the first families of Virgin
ia. He scorned his Bohemiau associates,
and only poverty kept him from hurling
reproach on his employers. The only
ono on whom he could rely for aid at any
timo of distress was Greeley, who freely
shared with him his scanty earnings.
After his death there was a 'demand for
his autographs, and. anions others, an-
plieatious were made to Greolov. "I
ave a number." was Greelov's drv retdv
to an applicant, "which you can have at
first cost." They were Toe's due-bills
pulling upon tho sun with a combined
though lesser attraction, aud it will not
be strange if tho present condition of
nisturuuuoo continue iu a milder form
for somo timo to come.
Shocks of earthquake will neitato tho
domain or Agram und ita vicinity, where
tho latest reports announco that houses
are toppling and tho inhabitants are
panic-stricken. A slight earthqnuka in
Maine aud a portentous underground
rumbling iu loxaa give evidence of in
ternal commotion in our own borders,
while Mount Baker, in tho extreme
Northwest, is indulging in a fresh out
burst of volcanic flame. Tho feature of
the last month was, however, tho mar
velous stormy weather that prevailod in
many parts of Eurone. especially in
Londou. Nothing liko it has been
known in this generation. London was
in a state of siego while suffennir from
the effects of the tempest of snow, rain
and wind that forced the water of the
Thames to a greater hoight than was
ever known before, overflowed tho em
bankments, Hooded largo districts,
impeded railroad progress by snowdrifts
seventeen feet high, and caused great
destruction of lifo and property.
viuor parts or. tnropo shared in the
visitation. The Mediterranean was stir
red to its depths; Spain lost millions
from disastrous inundations; and Russia
reports a million peasants in want of
food at Samara, and three-quarters of a
million starving at Saratoff. The sod
experience has its parallel in our
home records. The thermometer in Wis
consin recorded a temperature fifty-two
for loons varying from ten to twenty-five r6?'. bolow uol ullage was
dollars. Greeley afterwards destroyed n, raowJrif n the slope of the
them, in preference to exoosinir the mis- ""id ,nu iau at tne south
fortunes of a friend. WM "precedent!, and the remarkable
- storm oi anow and aleet m New York was
roveny may excuse a shabby coat, but too diaastrons 111 it Minfl,inanAAS an.l
it is no excuse for shabby morals, U too fresh in the memory to reouire
Meantime Jnpiter looks benignly
down from the heights above, shining as
serenely as if his huge mass was inno
cent of causing any commotion in tho
m v un twrhans It may ue. uu
the evening of the 3d be gets up a pleas
aut entertainment for telescopic obsorv-anni-nncliinor
very near a sixth mag
nitude star in the constellation of the
tfi'ulma Irnnwn AH 73 Tisoium. In somo
.a tlm world as in England, ho
-it: ni-nlmhlv doss directly over the star
ill Im An occaltution. Ia ibis
nnnnrrv lirt will iust touch tho little star
hi in called an aiioulsfl. from a Latin
wni-,1 that, means "striking against." Ob
servers who havo access to teloscopes
will enjoy a rare phenomenon in wateh
inr itu nrnfrress. Jupiter sets now a
half-past 10 o clock, at tho end of tho
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month, a little alter V ocioca, luree
nnarters of an hour before Venus.
Suturn is evening star and presonts
few points of interest during tho month,
as ho follows closely in the wako of the
more brilliant Juniter. in like manner
rnenilinff from tho earth and approach
inor conjunction with the sun. The
loHHeniuir distance between the two
nlanets is a point to bo specially noticed
Saturn now sets at 11 o'clock, at tho end
of the month about 9:30 o'clock.
Mercury is evening star, and, like
Venus, reaches his great eastern elonga
tion on the 23d. As he is nearer the sun
than Venus, his chain is not much more
than half as long, and lie keeps mucu
closer to the sun. He may possibly bo
picked up for a fow nights before and
after the 23d. as ho is thon above tho ho
rizon for about an hour and a half after
sunset. He must be looked for about
ten degrees north of the point where the
sun went down, aud about tno same ins
tance south of Venus, und about half the
distance betweon Venus and the horizon.
We take special pains to point out the
position of this shy planet, for a sight of
It 13 sometuing worm ruiuumuurmg.
Mercury sets now at 5:30 o'clock: at the
end of tho month shortly alter o ciock
Mars is morning star, and is coming
toward us, though presenting little to
interest observers. ' He is slowly gaining
in brightness and size, and may be easily
recognizod by his ruddy light, rising
nbout ou hour and a half before sunrise.
Ho rises now about u quarter before six
o'clock, a few degrees south of the point
of sunrise; at the last of tho month lie
rises about five o'clock.
Uranus, is morning star, and is fast
drawing noar his opposition with the sun,
when bright eyes piny discern his pres
ence without the aid of a telescope. He
rises now at eight o'clock in the evening;
at the end of the month at six o clock.
Tho February moons full on tho 15th,
having commenced her courso on tho
2Dth of January. She threads her wuy
impartially among the clustering mem
bors of tho solar family, paying her
court to Venus on the 2d, Jupiter on the
3d, Suturn on tho 4th, and Neptune on
the 5th, but the conjunctions are notnoar
enough to be of special interest, the
moon passing from five to seven degrees
north of tho planets. On tho loth, the
day after tho full, sho passes near Uranus
and near Mars on the morning of the
Two prominent themes for study pre
sent themselves during . the month of
February. Jupiter still exhibits his
great rod spots and his smaller black
ones; tho sun still gives evidence of com
motion in spots and' tongues of
flame; and Uranus, Saturn and Neptune
are speoding toward perihelia. In con
nection with the preseut condition of the
system, motoorological phenomena can
not bo too closely studied, and, in tho
province of observation, the wholo world
may becomo astronomers end help to
Pile up tho array of facts on which tho
brilliant future of astronomy will be
based. Tho second thome is more poeti
cal than practical, and consists in simply
watching the movements of the planetary
trio, Venus, Jupiter and Saturn. Venus
will reach the end of her chain, can i;o no
farther from tho sun, tond will commence
tho backward track. She will also meet
ond pass Jupiter and slowly approach
Saturn, while Jupiter and Saturn will
approach each other. Each planet of the
trio will play a part in the charming pie
turo that every night will bo unrolled to
lovers of tho stars. JLuch planet will
illustrate in shining lottors the symme
try and simplicity of the laws that bind
together the members of the solar fam
ily, and rule in heavenly harmony the
reals of infinite space. Providence
his face is bronzing with the warm inn,
and thut pipe which he has been compelled
to smoko furtively rince he landed at
Boulogne or Calais is now hold triumph
antly in his mouth, mingling the fra
grance of its smoke with the odor of the
flowers around. Thore is the German,
tho inevitable Gorman, with his bins
cotton snnshado and spectacles. He
nover quits his Baedeker, and his litera
ture wavers betweon the study of hit
guide book and of somo theory pro
pounded by a mathematician who,
on papor,. has now reduced
winning at the gaming tables to
a certainty. Tho Russian stalks up anil
down, rogarding his fellow-men du baut
de sa grandeur as considerably inferior
to him. The hours pass wearily enough
for him until the shrine of Fortune
opens and tho ball is sent spinning
round tho roulotto by the croupior.
Thon tho eyes of the Muscovite light
up, and pin and card in hand he
watches tho ball, pricking his paste
board and indulging in hieroglyphics
and cabalistic calculations. He is in
different to loss or gain. Ho plays
simply to amuso himself, and to while
away the hours which hung so heavily
on his hands.
Further along may be found the
American, armed with his red-covered
"Kremor's Graphic Railway Gnido,"
which has become the guide, philoso
pher and friend of onr transatlantic
cousins who are visiting Europe. The
tourist who comes from a country
whore everything is practical will not
hear a word against his "Kremer,"
which contains all tho information he
can require, and prevents him from
having to carry half a hundredweight
of euido-books about with him. It con
tains skeleton maps, sketches of tours,
advice to tho traveler, with practical
hints, valuable notes, etc., and
its prico is ridiculously small, while
the descriptions are given in
such a readablo form that geography and
history becomo a pleasant study. On
tho square in front of the Casino and the
Hotel do Paris is the Cafe de Paris, with
its polyglot waiters, and its customers
speaking a Babel of tongues. Every
beverage in the world can be obtained,
from "Scotch whisky" to "prime old
.Bourbon," but a line has been drawn at
tho "Tom gin," which is sold down in
the Condumine with a label which
savors strongly of the contraband. The
tables standing out on the pavement in
the sun are all occupied, for going to tho
cafe is not considered in the somo light
as going to the publio house at home,
and French customs and fashions have
not only been accepted but adopted.
The English lad and her daughter may
be seen thore of a morning, drinking
their cafe an lait.and eating their little
rolls, while at 5 o'clock tea the tables are
crowded, and the decoction of Bohea is
passed round and imbibed with as much
pleasure and upparent satisfaction as the
Chinese manifests when he inhales the
fumes af the opium from his metal pipe.
The Frenchman sips his absinthe of an
afternoon, tho Italian drinks his ver
mouth, tho Russian uncorks his pint of
foaming champagne, and the German
takes his coffee with milk, and accom
panied by half a dozen sweet cakes, just
to get his mouth into shape for table
the United Brethern Church, at Bee
Camp, near Madison, Ind., a revival has
been in progress for some time past.
Among the convorts has been a beautiful
young girl aged fifteen, named Florence
eal, who is now the wonder ond sensa
tion of the neighborhood. For the past
six nays miss eai has been in a trance;
sho manifests no desire for food, and has
eaten nothing during that time except
somo food that has been forcibly admin
istered to her. She first became in this
condition in tho church and was carried
home, where she has lain ever since.
Occasionally she seems to como to for a
moment, and murmurs strange things of
what sho has soon in heaven, and then
relapses again into a death-like swoon.
1 ho other day while her former school
teacher was thero, she became for a
moment conscious, and said she had seen
his mother in heaven, and she lm.l tnU
hor that sho hod asked her son to pray,
and she asked tho young lady if he
obeyed her wishe Miss Neal. at last
accounts, was still in a death-like trance,
and tie neighborhood in a fever heat of
Hero is a good illustration of the mn.
tives by which most men are moved: A
Sunday school teacher said, "Now, chil
dren, if a boy should strike you on your
wj io Bt-nooi, ii would De your duty to
forgive him, wouldn't it?" "Yes,
ma'am," from the whole class. "And
you would really forgive him, wouldn't
you?" she continued. One little fellow
answered with calm deliberation, "Yes,
ma'am, I think I would, 'speciallT if he
was bigger than I am."
In warm weather put your eggs in cold
water sometime before you are ready to
use them.
Lemons may be kept fresh a long time
in a jar of water; changing the water
every morning.
A true test for eggs is to drop them in
water, and if the large end comes up
they are not fresh.
Fried. Fritters. Four eggs, one pint
of milk, the rind of one grated lemon, a
little salt, flour to mako a light batter.
Beat the eggs into the milk; add lemon,
salt and flour. Fry in hot iard, and serve
with wino.
Jumbles. One cup of butter, two
oups of sugar, one cup of milk, four
eggs, ono teaspoonful of soda, six cups
of flour, a littlo nutmeg. Roll them out,
cut them with a tumbler and a wine-glass
to form a ring; dust over with the white
of an egg, and sift on a little sugar be
fore baking.
Brussols Sprouts. Trim them' neatly
and wash them. Put thorn to boil in
plenty of salted water, and when almost
done,, strain them and dry them in a
cloth. Put them in a saucepan, with a
largo piece of butter, pepper, salt and
grated nutmeg to tasto. Toss them
gently on the fire until they are quite
Fish Fritters. Take tho remains' of
any fish which has been served tho pre
vious day, remove all tho bones and
pound it iu a mortar; add bread crumbs
and mashed potatoes in equal quan
tities. Mix together half a teaeupful of
cream, with two well-beaten eggs, some
cayenne pepper and anohovy sauce.
lieat it all up to a proper consistency.
cut it into small cakes, and fry them in
boiling lard.
Hesbt. Wabd Bekcheb and His Step
motheb. Last evening several speakers
had something to say about their
mother's prayers, and Mr. IWcher cave
his opinion. "My mother died," he
said, "when I was three years old, and
I had to make her in my imagination.
My father's second wife was a beautiful
and cultivated woman, but she had no
demonstrative affection. I do not re
member that I ever once ran to her when
I was in trouble, though I ran away from
her a good many times. I never buried
my head in her lap, I always expected
criticism. She was the mother of my
clothes and of my food, but never the
mothor of my heart. I nsed to lone for
a mother that had a bosom. I built that
with my imagination. Her praying
never produced any more effect nnon me
than a flake of snow upon a slate roof. It
did afterward, when I was nine or ten
years old. I used to be afraid of hell
and the devil, for ministers used to scare
children. The child that really and
deeply loves its mother will not get away
from her."