The Eugene City guard. (Eugene City, Or.) 1870-1899, May 01, 1886, Image 6

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    EUGENE CITY GUARD.
I. L. '' II K 1. 1.. Proprietor,
EUGENE CITY, OREGON.
. THt HtLlAdLt LAW ttH.
la hit oitl.ie, at a lauvr,
Wlim n diaioni'i mm In,
Whom l' kiciiiiI with ,11 and
Htm t-nlliiKlftotli' K'l'
H'mii 1 lilns oo" oxlrt Hi ernner.
"In inv ckhb u Hill Wlite?"
"Surely.'' Snlil I lie alile Uwvri,
"I will ni t him IuhiI li) ilxlit,
, II la lint n avlinllinu. vIIIhim,
And I'll lulus lilin lu Uia kirni-a;
' Yoii're a af'iiiluinnn, ilrar .lnri-iinn,
I'ay a hiiinlr"l l"llar, iImh."
' Jtlmmi went, miotlier mtcreJ
W llli KmrHin i ( affiiif nt.
', "KBy," liu BlJ, "fit" I icme 011F
' 1 am knnwn U IIIihiii m h.lu;
I hnvr ailed E In .lolinsnii.
Ami I w Hit to do linn up "
"I," replied llie utile liiwyer.
II live it hi ml :.i'iiiiint tin- imp.
So il vou Will y to liiui'lro I,
I will ee llife iiiHttnr lliroiixli.
A ad I'll miar.inuie to mint linn,
And to win tho case lur you "
- Jkr Whip.
ANIMAL MIMICS.
A Naturalist' Experiments
Southern California.
In
ftnakea Tliat klninlnte Vlnea l.linrila Tlmt
Threw Their Tlla Awny I - 1 1 fill llut
trllltM Stivaife Htuuiia ami Ituola
Animal Ne Weeda and Mueks.
"Southern California i it fine ewm
try iu which to Htmly the local fiuinii.
Tlx to is so much J-as:ml vi atlicr tlmt
onn can put in a good ilrnl of field
work." ' Tim speaker wan iin East
ern iliitiuiilist, who liail smut! iiioiillm
since coinu from the Kant iiml tiikmi
' up Ills temporary residence In k niottn
' tain resort In Los Angeles County', for
IIib purpose of observing tin; animals
and their habits. Ho had just arrived
in this city, called hither by some busi
ness engagement.
r "No, I have not found anything spe
' chilly new," rontlniieil the speaker, in
' reply to a question ty a reporter. "I
do not expect to. If yon will accom
pany niu to my lodgings, however, I
nmy show you something of interest."
' After R brisk wnlk of a few blocks, the
temporary quarters of the naturalist
were reachcil. He said: "My attention,
Just now, is directed toward certain
phases of nnimul life, principally the
methods of protection and defense, and
' particularly mimicry."
"You don't mean that animals mimic
'. one another P." .
"Certainly, and, as an example, pick
'out the animals on this branch," and
the naturalist took from the mantel
and handed to the rcpurir a branch
of alder. It was examined, as was sup
posed carefully, but no living creature
could be seen, ,
"That demonstrate the perfection of
mimicry," said the host, as he laugh
ingly touched one of the leaves, that
immediately walked off and became an
insect.
"That insect," he continued," "that
you could not distinguish from a leaf,
finds its protection iu niimicing leaves.
lou see how exactly its wings mimic
them In color, vcining and iu oilier re
aped. Anil not only that; when I
caught il it came llultering down from
tree with the same motion as a leaf, and
if my dog had not directed mv attention
to it I should have passed it by. It is a
very common and interesting example."
"What is there hereP" iiimiircd the
reporter, leaning over a box of plants
and vines dial stooit on the window sill
"On the vine is a green snake that
mimics vines. brought it from the
Kast, and on the stems you will see a
.. number cf green spiders that a fleet green
plant. All snakes lind protection more
. or lean iu their simulation of other oh-
jecta. , Take the rattlesnakes, that, by
the way, are all hibernating now; they
. o imilete iJiu barren rocks, among
l which llicy live, that il is almost impossi
ble to distinguish them unless you sec the
, outline of the form, In the Ironies you
, see large boas and pythons hanging
rfrotn u tree, and from a distance I hey
arc perfect mimic of the lianas that are
one of the characteristic features of the
, country. ,., 1
."Hero s a case," continued the speak
er, taking the top from a large glass
box. the bot'.nin of which was tilled w ith
' Hand, 'dci you see anything?"
' IV writer looked steadily, at a long
t and short range, and was tmiillv obliged
to confess that sand was the only object
diNcernablc.
The naturalist then introduced a
pointer, and immediately : lizard, three
Inches long, broad ami tint, appeared
' and ran around the inclosure witli
rapid, uncertain motion, it's a horned
toad, really a lizard," explained the
owner, laughing, "and is a remarkable
mimic, as you see, of the sand, lu
hunting for them iu the valleys I never
could see them except when they started
up, and when thev stopped it was to dis
appear, so complete was their identity
lost. You see this is the protection of
nature that all animals possess outside
of their special organ of defense". It it
a phase in the evolution of life, all ani
mals becoming adapted to their environ-
L inunW. ' There is nothing startling lu
liatmrn the form of aniiii.tU all blend
with their surroundings. This creature
mimics the dry, sandy wastes that it af
fects; hut go to the woods, especially of
the south, and we lind tn rinds (if forms
ihut imitate the leaves and U igs. C.recll
lirmds lie before our eyes ami defy us;
the tree IomIi crouched on the havesare
Invisible; the bullfrogs in the sislne liy
tho !i.oi, of the pond are rendered in
eoii.Ki.icuo.ls by thuir rich green coat;
then lut e to the toad, that wander
along the dusty reads and bare tracU of
land, and wo see it dust-colored or mot
tled, liming in this a sure protection.
"But to return to the lizards. There
we some curious cases among the
ickok. Hue is one, dead, that is called
the leaf-tailed gecko. You see the tail
bulges out aoon after leaving the body,
anil .iMdine a leaf or arrow shape;
hence the name of the animal, Now,
when the little creature hi chased you
will vo it dodge around a limb and hold
up the cm ion leaf-like tail. That is all
you can ee, and , naturally, would
think it a part of the treo itself. Hut
ibis lizirii baa a more remarkable
method of cacao yet. We will iuingiue
' that you have tried to pluck the leaf.
Hid nnimal drops ciiimsuy io urn
ground, and darta away among the
rocks, where it attract the attention i t
the hawks that are forever prowling
around; immediately a cluwe ensues;
the bird gains, and is finally about to
pounce upon itjs prey when all at one
two li.ards appear, one making oil
while the other dances up and down
into the air and along the ground in a
very mysterious way, so that the aston
ished bird stops iimf looks. In the mean
time, the original li.ard escapes; the
other, that is really the tail, soon be
comes (piiescent. You see the gecko
has the faculty of throwing off its tail
when hard pressed, and while the pur
suer's attention is drawn to the squirm
ing member, the animal itself escapes."
"But it loses it tail?" suggested the
reporter.
"Only for a time. They can repro
duce this organ, and, curiously enough,
sometimes two tails are produced instead
of one. There is a great variety of those
geckos, and they all have some protec
tion. In another class of li.ards, as the
anofis and chameleon, the " other
changes, and they are enablod to adapt
themselves to any location in which
they may lind themselves.
"If," continued the naturalist, "we
look among insects, we lind a remark
able display of mimics, l'erhnps you
have noticed in the woods how often
butterflies dart up where you have not
noticed tin-in. They have been protect
ed by their simulation to the leaves and
flowers, and the birds that prey upon
them are eijually deceived. In the
southern part of this State wonderful
exanioles are seen in the walking-slicks
ami the mantis. The former seem to be
actual twigs, endowed with life, the
body is strai"hl, seeming a twig, while
the legs are like branches from il. and
with its slow methodical movements it
would hardly be considered a living
creature. Some of thene in South Amer
ica attain a length of eight inches. An
allied form in Central America, found
by Belt, the naturalist, ho mimiccd a
moss-covered twig that even a close
examination sometimes puzzled the ob
server. The leaf insects are
particularly interesting, as they
are almost exact in their resem
blance to dead and living leaves; so
much so that they even deceive the for
aging ants that rush over them, not
suspecting 1 1 1 tit in the fallen leaf is the
wily mimic they would fain capture.
Among tlie plume moths are many of
such delicacy that they resemble the
down of plants in their flight through
the air, and when alighting on a flower
their animal nature would never bo sus
pected. "One of the most beautiful cases of
protective mimicry is that of the orange
tip butterlly. When open it is U'ry
plainly seen, its wings being of wmte,
black and orange, and Hying about is
ijuite conspicuous, but as soon as it
alights upon a favorite plant and closes
its wings, it becomes at once an exact
mimic of the white blotches of the tinder
surface.
"These animals," continued the
speaker, "you see, generally mimic
plants or twigs, but there are others that
are more remarkable from the fact that
they mimic animals that from their pois
onous qualities are safe from attack.
Thus it is well known that birds do not
especially care for hairy butterflies. In
Central America Belt found a curious
beetle that was a tidbit for the birds,
clothed in a coat of long brown
hairs, chisel)' resembling the thick hairy
caterpillars. In the same localities
spiders have been found that looked ex
actly like ants, and were (litis enabled to
ercei) upon their prey, the real ants.
Wallace observed a butterlly that, though
an acceptable morsel to the bird-, de
ceived them by mimicking the Might ol
a poisonous butterlly. If a bird chased
it, it at once assumed the curious and
laborious ilight of its poisonous model,
and the bird noticing its evident mis
take, would always give up the pursuit.
"lu Africa there is a tribe that util'.
the art of mimicrv very much as do the
lower animals. The natives are giva'
thieves, and at one time it was found
necessary to send out a troop of English,
soldiers to break them up. The latter
finally came up to a baud that they had
followed several days, and hating cor
nered some of them drove them into a
valley, only to lind that they had again
escaped. The soldiers, tired and worn,
refused to go further, and, dismounting,
led their horses to some slumps and roots
that lay scattered about. One of the
ofliccrs took oil' his hat and hung it upon
a, root, when, to his astonishment, it
gave w ay and turned into a mini, and in
u moment all the seeming roots started
up and dashed away. They were the na
tives that had placed themselves in these
strange positions hoping that the soldiers
wouldiiass by. which' thev ccrtainh
would have done had they not Is'eii
ovcrfatigued. (iiralVes frequently lind
protection by standing in groups," hunt
ers taking their long necks for trees.
So the lawny skin of the lion helps to
conceal il, and llic .stripes of the tiger
and zebra are .supposed to be protect
ive. 1'iider the sea we lind some wonder
ful mimics. Take the sca-cueumhers;
their mouths imitate seaweeds of all
sorts and shapes, some actually looking
like toadstools. If yon take the com
mon pcnlai'ta and place it in an aquari
um the creature will at once bnrv itself
out of sight, and soon a beautiful plant
will uegin to grow, Itrst one tip appear
ing and then another, until a shrub is
seen waving among the other weeds,
seemingly a part of them. At the
;htest warning it is gone, only to re
appear again, the humble mimic in this
way feeding in security. Many of the
lUhi s are protected l their resemblance
to rocks, as the toad iih; the angler and
ils kind are covered with barbels of
Hob that mimic seaweed. The spider
crabs mimic moss-covered rocks, and
often liedcck themselves w ith moss , to
increase their security, and so among
all creatures wo lind tliis state of tilings.
Hut to go back to the geckos, saul
the naturalist, leading the way to a door
leading out to an open porch on the
sunny side of tho house, w here a num
ber of lizards were corralled on a shelf.
1 lind vou have some tad-throwers in
California. These liraids I cau-ht in
the southern part of the State, and one
I frightened so badly that it dropped its
tail and ran, thinking to thus escape;
but 1 was too quick, and now I am
keeping it to see how long it w ill take to
reproduce a new mendsT. I honhl
judge tw o or three months miM do it.
hut the winter will probably retard it.
Mere you see," taking up another lizard,
"is one whose tail has just grown out.
You can tell it by the fresh and rather
blue appearance it lias; and then, too,
it is smaller than the others. At
least three spVcies I have found will part
with their tails before capture, and I
find that the severed tail will jump
about and imitate a worm two or llirco
niiuutcs. San Fraiicitco Cull."
.. , THE DARK RIVER.
A Ileanlirul l.lllle Allrirnry, Suited to All
Tliuea anil Condltloua.
Once upon a time a little boy came,
during his play, to the bank of a river.
The waters of the river were very dark
and wild, and there was so black a cloud
over the river that the little boy could
not see the further shore. An icy wind
came up from the cloud and chilled the
little boy, and he trembled with cold and
fear as the wind smote his cheeks and
ran its slender, icicle fingers through
his yellow curls. An old man sat on
the bank ol the river, he was very, very
old, his head and shoulders were cover
ed with a black mantle, and his head
was white as snow.
"Will you come with mo, little boy?"
asked the old man.
"Where?" inquired the liltle boy.
"To yonder shore," replied the old
man. ;
"Oil, no; not to that dark shore," said
the little boy. "I would be afraid to
" "But think of the sunlight always
there," said tho old man, "the birds and
flowers: and remember there is no pain
nor anything of that kind to vex yon."
The little boy looked and saw the dark
cloud hanging over the waters, and ho
fell the cold wind come up from the riv
er; moreover, the sight of the strange
man terrified him. So, hearing Ins moth
er calling him, the lillle boy ran back to
his home, leaving the old man by the
river side.
Many years after that time the little
boy came again to the river, but lie was
not a little boy now lie wasabigslrong
man.
"The river is the same," said he; "the
wind is the same cold, cutting wind of
ice, and the same black clouu obscures
yonder shore. I wonder where the
strange old man can be?"
"I am he," said a solemn voice.
The man turned and looked on him
who spoke, and he saw a warrior clad
in black armor and wielding an iron
sword.
"No, you are not he," cried the man.
"You are a warrior como to do me
harm."
"I am, indeed, a warrior," said the
other. "Come with me across the
liver."
"No," replied the man, "I will not
go with vou. Hark, I hear the voices
of my wife and children calling to me
I return to them!"
The warrior strove to hold him fast
and hear him across the river to the
yonder shore, but the man prevailed
against him and returned to his wife
and little ones and the warrior was left
upon the river bank.
Then many years went by and the
strong man became old and feeblo. lie
found no pleasure in tho world, forhe
was weary of living. His wife and
children were dead, and the old man was
alone. So one day he came to the bank
of the river for the third time and he
saw that the waters had become quiet
and that the wind which came up
from the river was warm and
gentle and studied o' (lowers;
there was no dark clouds overhanging
tlie yonder shore, but in its place
was a golden mist through which the old
man could see people walking on the
yonder shore and stretching out their
hands to him, and he could hear them
calling him by name. Then ho knew
they were the voices of his dear ones.
"I am weary and lonesome," cried
the old man. "All have gone before
me father, mother wife, children -all
whom I have loved. I sec them mid
hear them on yonder shore, but who
will beiir mo to Hiimii"" '
Then a spirit came in answer to this
cry. But the spirit was not a strange
old man, nor yet an armored warrior;
but us he came to the river's bank that
day he was a gentle angel, clad in
while; his face was very ts'suul'il, and
there was divine tundcrn lo Irs eyes.
"Rest thy head noon m bosom,"
said the angel, "and I will bear thee
across the river to those who call thee."
So, with the sweet peace of a little
child sinking to his slumbers, the old
man dropped in the anus of the angel
and was borne across the river to those
who stood upon the yonder shore and
culled. VliUa o AVici."
MATRIMONIAL ODDITIES.
Two 1'n'iilhir ('Kara Whlrh Came Tudor
I lie Olint-rtaleii of a .Syraeuae flfrjgjr
inan. "A while ago a couple camo to be
married, accompanied by the bride's
Darenls anil one or teo nilw.r i-.d-o;,.. "
i " " v -
said a local clergyman, "anil I at first
refused to perform the ceremony be
cause of the extreme youlhfulness of
the bride. She was a pretty little girl,
witli light flaxen hair and blue innocent
eyes, and did not appear to be more
than twelve or thirteen years of age.
Her parents, however, insisted that she
was sixteen, and were very anxious that
I should marry her to the groom, a line
looking young (Jerman of twenty-one.
The girl was more than willing, and 1
finally consented. The mother re
marked as the knot was tied: -There!
I'm glad it's done. She mightn't 'a
bad another chance in many a war.'
I hope the poor little thing is happy.
"A line, healthy-looking young farm
er came in one night with 'a large fe
male of uncertain ngo and apparently
divided sin ngih of 'mind, and desired
the usual service. Witnesses wcrei sum
moned and the ceremony was about to
begin when the door-bell rang twice in
quick succession, and a moment after a
itoilly, well-dressed lady rushed breath
less into the room and shouted wilh her
lat breath before sinking exhausted
into a chair: 'Don't you injury him,
ton cau have it:' The explanation was
;:?t the woman about to get married
vm tie- other's cook, and had left her
mislrcs- in a tit of pique because die
would j.ot raise her wages." Syr
'MHi.'Vi.
CANADIAN SAW-MILLS,
Thr tjurprlaliitf Haplilily Willi Which l..'ff
Are Converted Into Hoard.
Huge trunks of trees float lazily down
the Ottawa find its alllttenls for hun
dreds of miles, till they reach a row of
monsters, full of greedy teeth within,
which straddle over the current. Here
the trunks, all slippery and dripping,
are caught np nt one end of a shed and
issue from the other, literally in a few
minutes, in such tinidicd planks as you
might buy from a carpenter at Notting
Hill. The way in which a great log,
ten or twelve feet round, is hoisted
fresh from the water, laid upon a
track, pinned rigidly down in an in
stant, and then, suddenly, by means of
a great whirling saw. finds one side of
himself as Hat as a wall, is almost tru
culent. You expect him to cry out.
But be is sliced up before he has time
to think. I saw one of the smaller
trunks cut into e ght three-inch twenty
one feet planks in seven seconds. In a
very few minutes inure these were trim
med and thrust. out into the building
word; so far ready for use. Large
and small trees are disposed of at an
equal rate. Some half dozen mouths,
in a row, within ono shed, keep gob
bling them up at the same time, and
sending them out in clean deal boards
without any appearance of chips,' saw
dust or rounded outside slabs. These
all disappear rapidly through holes in
the floor, and no litter accompanies the
neat procession of planks which makii
their appearance at the land end of the
shed, and are rapidly carried oil' in
trucks. The accumulation of "deals"
at Ottawa is of course enormous. When
you look down from the terrace behind
the houses of Parliament the river banks
far inland are seen to be brown with
square stacks of prepared timber await
ing export. And much' of the water is
like Alderney cream. That is from the
saw-dust, which is whirled down the
river from tlie mills. When a steamer
traverses these yellow plains their more
appropriate resemblance to wood re
curs, for the sheet of spray springs from
her bows like coils of shavings from a
plane lukrior.
CRUEL SPORT.
How the Gnlrowur of Unroll Celebrated
Ilia .Marriage Ki-mh..
It is hardly probable that Mr. Henry
Bcrgh would have greatly enjoyed the
festivities attending the recent marriage
of the (iiiicowar of Buroda, in India, a
spirited account of which is communi
cated to the Bombay Gazette. The city
population of loO.OOO was swelled by
visitors from all over the district, and
according to the account the Guieowar's
cavalry, regiment afterregiment,"weiit
prancing through the crowd," doing it
slashing and smashing business. But
human beings are of small account iu
that country.
The great event of the day was the
arrival of the liiiieowar in his gilded
chariot at the walled arena crowded
with spectators, while on the high trees
outside "men were clustered like fruit.
Here the wedding festivities began by
a battle between two bull'aloes, which
charged with such vigor that at the
first crash one of them fell on the sand
while his successful cncniv gored his
lifeless body. This was followed by
a few ram lights, which hardly
amused the crowd clustered on the
ramparts, .in view of the bigger show in
come. Two huge elephants were
brought in and by means of cxp oded
gunpowder squibs were forced to light,
their heads crashing together, as the
correspondent describes, "like a rail
way collision." When these two were
worn out two more were brought in,
and the performance wound up by nu i
of iliem goring a horse, which was then
led up to siiow his torn Hank to (iiii
cowar and his lovely young bride "amid
the plaudits of the multitude."
The beauty of this Buroda business js
that the province is in British India, and
has been brought under the civilizing
influences of the conquering country;
and incidentally it may be remarked
that the Kmprcss of India is a conspic
uous patron or the Anti-I luniagn
League which is horrified at the idea of
killing little birds for the sake of per
mitting London Indies to put pretty
wings in their beautiful bonnets.
S. Y. World.
SOMETHING NEW.
A Hair-Cutting .Mai blue Which Promise
to IMspluee Itarlicra.
Brushing by machinery is now an
ancient process, so an American in
ventor has, devised a machine for hair
cutting. The appliar.ee is operated by
clock-work, and after winding needs no
attention from the operator, other than
lo be passed over the hair to be cut. A
metal box has two upright guides on
each end. in w hich legs projecting from
the cross-piece slide up and down.
These legs are provided with a scries of
HiK'iturcs for receiving pins projecting
through the box, from the free ends
of an interior spring, operated bv the
push button. A comb is .secured to the
front (if the cross-piece. Two knife
blades are tixed immediately above the
comb, the upper one of which is pro
vided with longitudinal slots to receivo
the prong on the lower plate. On the
upper plate there are two upwardly pro
jecting lugs between which an eccintr.c
disk is located, which is mounted on an
upright shaft actuated directly from the
clock-work. The plate is convex. s,
that only its front teeth and rear edge
are in contact with the under plate. Im
mediately above the push button there
is a pocket for holding a key for w ind
ing up the clockwork. ' When tho
machine is not in use, tlie nicclianicisnt
is prevented from operating by a brake
lever connected with a push button on
the front of the metal box. In opera
tion the button is pressed inward to re
lieve the clock fan and permit it to ro
tate. If the hair is to be cut very short,
the comb is adjusted accordingly, but
when it is desired to leave a greater
length of hair, the comb is adjusted
farther from the cutting plates bv low
ering the cross pieces. It is po,ihle
that the machine will save time and
lalxir. but we should say it would be
dillicult to obtain a good 'style of hair
cutting by machinery. Iu'vtntion and
Inventor' Mart
ANCIENT EGYPT.
Nation ao Did That Ils Hi gliiiiliiB l !"
In tiliarnrity.
The story of the Kgyptiim religion
p.cpcr has for its lllise-i ll-ect lie the
Nile Iroiii the lir.-t cataract to the n-u.
Follow it course s it Hows past the
rolossul stones of Tin bo, the lunged
columns and ohilisk of Kurnak, llie
temples of Luxor in I'ppcr Kgypt. and
the itutues of Memphis, the city ol
Cairo, the pyramids of O'..eh. and the
vnM Lybiaii Necropolis in Lower Kgypt
The rivet itself t caches an average
breadth of three-quarters of a mile; in
its periodical overflow il waters and
fertilizes an alluvial plain nine to ten
miles wide; beyond this, for live or ten
miles, lies the yellow drifting sand ol
the desert, edged by a rocky plateau
twenty to twenty-live miles wide I'pon
this le'dgc are ranged the pyramids, and
beneath it is hollowed the million-caved
Necropolis of Memphis. Beyond are
seen the Lybian hills, forming a pale
blue or liliic back-ground, but flushed
with yellow or crimson in the rising and
setting sun; these are the same as they
were in the days of Cheops, or Sene
freu, or Joseph, and our eyes may still
look upon what they saw.
Kgypt has no beginning. A Caucas
ian race (not Slictnile or negro) from
the steppes of Asia settled in the im
memorial past on the fertile banks of
the Nile. The cave-man became tent
man, and the tent-man a house-man.
But of these indispensable Mages,
which must have ranged over vast cy
cles of time, there are no traces left in
Kgypt. When the capricious bull's
eye lantern of history lirst strikes Kgypt
it falls upon an accomplished civiliza
tion, quite as refined and complex, and
under certain physical aspects even
mightier than our own. Six thousand
years ago the figure of King Menu
stands out, ruling over a people who
knew geometry, invented an unsurpass
ed system of irrigation, built temples to
the sun, pyramids to the Kings the
stepped pyramid is reckoned tube six
thousand years old wrote in hiero
glyphics thes acred picture writings, and
possessed, at all events, the lirst two
chapters of the Book of the Dead, that
sacred ritual which was minutely elab
orated later on, and formed a kind of
Egyptian missal, rule of faith, creed
and funeral service all in one.
It was only in 17'J'J that a window was
opened in the present through which the
life of that remote past could be seen
with something like chronological dis
tinctness. This window was the famous
Rosep.a Stone. M. Bottssard. a French
engineer, discovered, lying amidst the
ruins of an old temple near Alexandria,
while excavating for a fort, a smooth
flat stone. It lay there as it lies now in
the British Museum. It is of black ba
salt, about three feet seven inches long
and two feet six wide; the side and upper
part is broken away, but what is left is
more priceless than any Sibylline book.
It contains an inscription in three lan
guages (1) the previously undecipher
able hieroglyph; (:') the (ircek; and (.'I)
the Roman It is a decree in honor of
Ptolemy Flpiphanes, nnd it was set up
by the priests of Memphis in the year
B. C. I'J.V The discovery of what con
stittied the name of Ptolemy in the hie
roglyph led to the deciphering of all the
rest. The key of the unknown tongue
was found, and the archives of prehis
toric Egypt were suddenly unlocked. It
was like oming upon the records of
the world before the flood. From that
moment Egy t has been the new all
absorb'mg center of antiquarian re
search. Four thousand years ago Abraham
w as driven by fam'ne into Egypt. It
was in the early days of the shepherd
Kings, a hardy northern nice which
ruled Kgypt until finally expelled by the
Persians under Darius; but Abraham
found there the stepped pyramid, w hich
had been standing for. at least, two
thousand years. He found, too, some
of those temples upon which we still
gaze. and. I regret to say, scribble our
names. Three thousand seven hundred
years ago Joseph was carried down lo
Kgypt, and met with the shepherd Kings
nt their zenith. He saw the ancient pile
beneath which Senefrcii (;IHK) B. C.)
still sleeps undisturbed. He looked
upon the sphinx, which then stood out
uncovered with a temple between its
paws; he saw the mighty Chephren and
Cheops pyramids shining and whoby
incased in white alabaster-like marble,
fragments of which we shuffle into our
traveling-bags and make into paper
weights. Three thousand six hundred
and fifty years ago Moses floated down
the Nile in his basket, and grew up
amid the glories of Kamak, Thebes and
Memphis the ppression growing un
der the two Barneses, with whose por
traits the British Alu-ei'.ni lias made us
familiar.
From Zoan, now buried beneath the
sands, the Israelites on an eventful night
set out three thousand six hundred vein s
ago. in the reign of Mancptha I. The
last thing winch impressed them as thev
passed out of the land ot bondage was
probably the newly-erected colossal
statue of Barneses." a monolith then
erect, now lying prostrate, and weighing
eight hundred and eighty-seven tons.
11. li. IhiWiis, in Guml Words.
Professional Courtesy.
Two Texas doctors met on the street
"I feel sorry for you. You ought not
to be out in this kind of weather. You
are a t-ick man," said Dr. Blister.
"I am not feeling very well." replied
Dr. Simnnvcr.
"What doctor is treating von?"
"I am prescribing for invself."
"Yoil shouldn't do flint " Y,,o orn TL
able to be arrested for itti.mnt.,i c,.;.
.... '"i'-sm ci
ode. hxas Siltnui
An umbrella-dealer savs that um
brellas will last much longer if, when
they are wet, they are piaced handle
downward to dry. The moisture falls
from the edges of the frame, and the
fabric di u s uniformly. If Mood handle
upward, which is commonly the ease
the top of the umbrella holds the moistl
ure. owing to tlie lining underneath the
ring; it consequently takes a lono- time
to dry. and injures the silk o other
fabric with which it is covered. li Wy
i'wi.
STREET BECGARY
l lie I ramN Tract li ed liy ,;,,,.,
.Me.,dl,.nu;,Wri"'H
The charitable workers in
City have nearly succeeded 'J V
professional beggars from thr,,)
The system of street begiri,,, '
, : . , , , . tniiim,
is an intolerable nuisance, 'p
practice It, as a rule, are not r
want, but h:ive adopted t,. .)r
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the profit it yields and .(.,. j
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I'lisiei in la il illinium iiinor, A lar
portion of the beggars are boy, t
oeyonii ine period oi infancy, ,
have the persistency of mu'.h
and the cheek of a hurdeni.j,
sleeeer or confidence nnm i. .
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frequently the case, also. tliHin!''
lit
gar is a criminal, ami that if he,,, fiie
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ueeo ic mr (innnei -nj um ot hi uv
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win picn ins poenei t p,,
knock him down and roll him w
time, place and surrounding areu
it F
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Bine io me coiiuinssioii oi sueli nT
It is not uncommon, when n,if. .
answers the demand of peiitirvhv.
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li sr
Tie
uij; imii n iiuimiui ,u eoni irom
to select a reasonable donation, fw
beggar to snatch the money exp,
his view and escape by running V
an alley. Yet, because in refusj
whining appeal for charity an .
tunilv to perform a real act of n
may oc lost, many people give
thing indiscriminately to Vy.,,.,
Jt;l I
that asks fnv it.
A New York journal, in d,.
the frauds and impositions practio
professional beggars in that city,,
set era I cases, among which arc ii
lowing:
"In ( instance, a KrcncliinMl:
accumulating a fortune of t,
thousand dollars, on which li(.
to retire to France and live iipi
income, and at the time of hisii h
he hud nearly made up the ann.
An Italian beggar was found with
same ambition and a like sneer
woman was followed to her born.
New Jersey, where she laid asiiij
garments of penury and entcrts
company with herdiiughters in ah
of her own. The wife of a farm,
excellent circumstances was fa
habit of coming annually to New)
to attend a religious convention,
while in the city she went to Is-gi-it;
ofhees to replenish her purse.
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An agent of the New York tw
Organization Society examined
the circumstance of one tliuu-.
seven hundred nnd eighteen cam
street beggary. He declared, as th
stilt of his investigations, that the f
mass of beggars were simply nut
gated frauds. The proportion
I
were able-bodied and should hare I-f
earning an honest living, was sh
four per cent, of the whole. Thcr
bulk of the money donated by char
ble people, on the streets, to Is1
aside from that going to misers, i
hoarded it up and had acquired wi.
by the practice, was spent in dU
tion. In nine cases out of ten, tlirr
w ho begged a dime "to pav foranij'
lodging' or "to buy something toes 8
sicnt it for a drink of hud whi? I!1t
I he same is tho case in Chicago, sBie
all other cities. Such is the nuis:it,ru
and fraud of street beggary.
Reasonable provision ib imAv.Vj cvj.
I.,' r,lM'.il,. tltulil, if',,,,. a ll.V tVrl
flll.4 lJ m lll.-il l , , n tut
lief of all cases of genuine destiti;
Any policeman will direct a re!
ferer to the place where food and!
ing may be procured by those real
want. It is, then, safe and besU
fuse all street appeals for money, I
when all such appeals are refused
nuisance of street-beggary will dr
pear for the want of support. .CAi
Journal.
Dr. Joseph F. Fox, Irish Natio:
1st, elected to the House of Comts
is a grandson of the late CoramoJ
Stewart, of the United States Ki
and is therefore a cousin of Mr.P
noil. Ho resided in Newburg, Coll
and Troy, N. Y., for several yeife
trentintr iliueiiunia of thn pup Hnil bL
man of professional skill and con- '
erable literary ability. Troy Timet- 1
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Partial Loss: All the children b
eaten their supper, a good plain in-fct;,
of bread and milk. All except Jiipiu
who was shut up in the closet. Ik'i,
been a very bad boy. So after the
were in bed his mother tucked himi1'1
She was too full to say a word, aniij f i
was her naughty little son. Wlien.,,
went and the other boys said: "Jo:
ny lost his supper to-night," he ,
restrain himself no longer and
claimed: ."Yes, but the slide in '-p'
pantry was open and I ate a c iln1
cranberry pie. And the otber I fr V
can not understand the prosperitjl,
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