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EUGENE CITY GUARD.
EUGENE CITY, OREGON.
USEFUL ANl SUGUtSllVt.
U nitmt exhibits signs of "turiiinif,
put it ut once ia u hot ovun for half un
-Egg Gruel. Heat well ono egg,
white mid yelk separately, pour ono
cup of boiling water or milk to the yolk,
add ono tenspoonful of sugar, mix woll,
etir in tho white
If tho gums, m frequently hnppon
after ill MM, bocorao very torn, a gnr
glo of myrrh in h littlo waUsr in to be
commended, and an thin has a good,
wholesome odor ono need not mind
U - 111," it.
Mend -Three pounds of loaf sugar;
pour three pints of boiling water over
it, add one pint of molasses, one quarter
of a pound of sassafras, one ounce of
tartaric acid; to be bottled and used as
To make sealing-wax for fruit cans,
take eight nunc, s of renin, two ounces
gum shellac and a half ounce of bees
wax. Melt all together. This will
mako a quantity and may be molted
for use when wanted.
For bunions and corns, Cannabis
indicus and glycerine, equal parts,
painted on the bunion or corn, bound
round with Cuntc n flumel, adding a
few drops of tho liquid to the flannel
where it comes in contact with tho af
fected parts, will soon restore to health.
There Is scarcely an ache to which
children are subject so hard to bear
and so ditllciilt to cure as earache. A
remedy which never fails is a pinch of
black pepper gathered up in a bit of
cotton batting wet in sweet oil and in
aertod in tho ear. It will give imme
To cure a felon, fill a tumblor with
equal parts of fine salt and ice; mix
well. Sink tho linger in tho center,
and allow it to remain until It is nearly
frozen and numb, then withdraw it, and
when sensation in restored renew the
opera t. mi four or flvo times, when it
will be found the disease is destroyed.
This must bo dono before pus is formed.
Croam Choose Take a pint of
cream which has stood untouched for
twenty-four hours sinco skimming; tio
it up in a muslin bat,', nod let it Ding
two or threo days, according to tho
weather, until it censes to drip. Then
turn it out, shape it, and lay it between
(raws sewod together, with a light
weight on it. It will bo fit to cat in a
A house-keeper driven to despera
tion by foul-Hincllilig geese feathers
plunged her pillows into a boiler of hot
borax water. After snaking four hours
they were pressed as dry as possible
and hung by the end upon the clothes
line. It took them about two days to
dry, during which time they were fre
quently shaken and turned. Tho re
mit was very satisfactory.
Yellow is a color that gives tono to
II other cidors. If you gather a bou
quet in tho gmden and do not Include
bit of yellow it often seems to lack
brightness. Add u yellow rose, or a
proy of ealliopsls, or a nasturtium,
and the change is as great iih that
which takes place In a landscape when
burst of lUnihitM nrof.ks through the
clouds which have been hanging iilxivn
It. There is un lllltMlt suggestion of
-Dessert Crullers. - One egg, a cup
f cream slightly sour, half a cup of su
gar, a pinch of salt, a tonspoouful of
MM water, or a little grated rind and
Juice of a lemon, if preferred, a tea
poonful of soda and one of cream of tar
tar, and dour enough for a dough just
Ann enough to hour handling. Koll b
to Wills between tho bund and fry in hot
1nt in a deep kettle. Half lard mid half
beef suet are good proportions for the
frying kettle. Knt with a liquor suiieo.
Date Cake.- Heat together a slight
ly heaped cupful of sugar and a half
cupful of hut tor; add two well beaten
eggs; add one-half tenspoonful essence
of lemon and a -crape of nutmeg; add
one cupful of sweet milk with one toa
poonful of salorutus dissolved in It;
finally add two and one-half cupfuls of
flour with two teaspoonfuls of cream of
tartar sifted through It. Stir gently
into this creamy muss a well heaped
cupful of the prepared dates. Hake in
hallow pan mid cut in squares.
In putting up pears, quinces, cit
rons, cherries, etc., many housekeepers
prefer to boil them until tender, as they
will harden if put directly Into a very
rich sirup. When tender tho fruit
ahould be carefully transferred to a
platter, and the water or sirup it was
boiled in used, with the remainder of
tho sugar and enough more water to
maintain the proper purport ion, to
make the richer sirup. When the iup
is quite clear tho fruit can he added
nd boiled slowly a shorter or longer
time, according to tho variety.
Hlackborry Sirup.- Kx press the juice
from the desired quantities of berries.
For each pint of this juice take one
pound of brown sugar, one pint of
water, and Mil to a thick sirup. When
done, mix the blacklx'rry juieo and
alrup together and lniil for twenty
minute, stirring constantly. Take oil
tho tiro and add a wliioglassful of
brandy for each quart of sirup. When
perfectly cold, bottlo and cork down
tightly for use. Another reeipe: Two
quarts of juice of blackberries, ono
pound of loaf sug:ir, one-half ounce of
nutmeg, one-half ounce of cinnamon,
one-half otlluv of clave and one-fourth
ounce ol nllpieo. Moil a1! t pettier
lor a short lime, and when coll add one
pint of proof branny.
PACIFIC COAST NEE
FATAL HUNTING ACCIDENT
Found flouting In the Hay
t ire ut .1' ckxonvlllc. Mint
b)' an Oilier i-.
8HOT WHILE RESI8TINC ARREST
A Child Killed.
Tommy, 5 years old, ton of John
BttBtOOj Was instantly kdle at Mer
ced, Cal., by being run tner by a heavi
The Hark Uiuuioiid Wrecked.
The Untish ship (iriisst'iulalo, which
arrived from Sidney at rian Francisco,
hi in h news of ilio wreck of the bark
Diamond off the Maiden islands on
June Ifi. When a short distance
from the island she sprung a le.ik
The captain then determined ui bc.ich
the vessel, which whs done and tin
crew nil escaped and sent to M 1
hournc. The Diamond was bound
from Melbourne to San Francisco will
coal. The bark was owned in Mel
Nulcldc by .trmentc.
A man named Ezra 11. Matthews,
aged about 35 years, a resident of
Kockford, 111,, committed micide by
I'ouud I'loutliiK In the Hajr.
The steamer Ethel and Marion re
ports that while at Angil Island, near
San Francisco with a pleasure party
they found the body of a femalo in
fant floating iu the bay. The remains
are supposed to be those of one ol the
oh ldren lost in the City of Chester
Fatal HuntliiK Acildciit.
A fatal uccidenl occurred on 1is
Angtlcs river just above East Lot Ar.
geli s, Cal. A young Italian, Antonio
l'lmeri,shol at a ground-squirrel, and
when the little animal dodgtd into a
hole the hunter thought he could dig
it out with the but end of his gun.
lie held tho muzzle toward him, t.nd
bt fore his friends could iutt rfere the
gun e xplodi (I, and he fell to the ground
shot through the leg. The cliaige en
teied tho right leg just below the groin
mid the ball runged upward and en
tin (I vital parts. He ditd iu about
an hour in great pain.
.Shot While HikUtliitf Arrest.
B. (J. Fislnr, an old resident of Col
fax, W. T. about 50 years of age, who
lives on the Cottonwood, was fatally
shut by Deputy Sheriff James Patiri
son and a posse, while resisting arrest.
The citizens of Cottonwood have made
various complaints against this man.
They coiiMdered him partly insane
and very dangerous to the community.
A complaint was made tiiat his ex. st
ruct imperiled thu lives of the com
munity. Shcriif Beny Immediately
scut out a -. Upon their arrival
he lesistcd them with a knife in hand,
whereupon Deputy Patterson that
him, ii Dieting the fatal wound, lie
is in jail, but is not expaOtod to live.
i a in Hi Nliot by n Trump.
George Scott, night watchman near
El Capitan hotel, at Mi reed, Cal.,
while trying to arnst a luppoaed
tramp, was lired upon by tho suspected
person and fatally wouudid, the bull
penetrating the abdomen on the right
side, abi ut midway between the naval
and right gioin, passing through and
out near the spiral column. Scott
dual shortly after.
ito mm tire at JaeknoiM Hie.
A ti i u occurred tt Jacksonville,
Greg., which destroyed the carpenter
shop, planing mill mid furniture store
of 1). Linn, the dwelling house of W.
J. PlyniMlo and N. Fisher, and several
tenement boutM beloi gii.g to T.
Chavner and Max Muller. The total
loss is $12,000. Mr. Ual is the great
est suHV rer, losing about $8 000. The
tire, the er gin of which is unknown,
but is supposed to bo inceudii ry,
started in tho planing mill and rapidly
communicated with the adjoining
buildings, and for a while seriously
threatened tho destruction of the
town. Tin re was no insurance on the
Millih I mjnie and I in in Collide.
The regular passenger tram duo at
I'tirt Costa, Cal., collided with switch
engine No. 83, and both engines were
completely demolished. Tho baggage
oar and smoker crashtd together,
catching the nicssi nger bttween the
two and horribly mangling him.
Three others were badly ii jurtd.
tu old lliuilcr MroMiied.
A navy yard workman at Vallcje,
Cal, si w a man in the river swimming
aner a Mill eoBi. ur tine un-iimrni,
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u-uu mitiii .Ituti. i' k,iI i ulliii i
was unable to find tin1 mm. The lust
was found to he that of Nick Marquerea
a hunter, alio has been hunting in
that vicinity for th past thirty years.
Mini by an Officer.
Patrolman Joseph Kershaw saw
Hany Day enter a Chinese laundry
on Sanclui street in Los Angeles,
Cal., and upset a la. tip. The i tlicer
entered and placed Day under armt.
the latter, however, br ke away and
ran down the mm el. ken-haw opened
Union the fugitive and ono of tluv
balls took i fleet in the groin of a pant-
in vr Chii anian m ined l4uong Chee, j
intlictiug a wotiiul winch may prove
fatal. Kershaw was ph eed in dor ar
rest. Day was also ca tured.
A Ncfro'a Prrllor.n Hide.
An old negro living near Atlanta,
Oa., h s just com pie t d a perilous ride
on a tree of ovt r 2'0 miles on tliv
Savannah river, lie was li.-hin on
u i i i : ,i w.pr uj
got upon a tree which w is hanging
over the river to di-cnianglo Ins line.
The batiks being soft from recent
rains, the negro and tree fell in the
water, and wore carried down strtain
by the current. The old man clung
t the trunk of the tiee and at last
succeeded in gutting upon It. and in
this position ho was seen near Brier's
feiry several days afterward. He was
recoiled fiom the the tree iu the river
A fteiiKutloiiul Huieide.
A paniculaily tensation ! suicide
was di.-covered at Chicago when the
ktepir of a fashionable boarding
bouse broke into the room of Mine.
Delou and found the room lull of gas.
In bed, the slothes tucked tightlv
about her, was the lady, ded. She
had altie hed a rubber tube to the gas
ji t, con r 'd herself up in b d.and held
the tube to her nose. The lady h id
lately lost her daughter, snd wa-i des
I idle I. Iris Sent Home.
Twenty-one li'tle girls, (rum 'J to 19
years of age, bronchi to New Yoik by
Mormon elders from Europe enroutc
to Sail Like City, were oidend by
Collector Magone to be sent back to
A Triple Trailed.
Details have been rtceivid at Fort
Smith, Ark., of an affray in the Cher
okte nation between two natives, Blue
Hog and Pigeon, who quarreled ovor
the noamiloTl pi a mulatto girl. After
a short light Mil fell mortally
wounded. The girl, who had ttood by
watching the fight, approached Blue
Hog and ttoopi d over him, which so
angered Pigeon that he managed to
raise his pistol and fire at her, the
ball striking her iu the breast. She
died an hour after.
Too l.ood to l.iie.
While trying to avoid bc:ng kifsed
by a woman, George Vindie, of Balti
more, fell down s'airs and was killed.
This is probably the fir.-t in-Unee of
the kind on ncoid. A man tonu
times is willing to give his Un for a
kiss, but never to avoid one.
A Itolil Thief.
Henry F. Harding, who boldly en
tered the Fifth and Commercial Na
lional hanks and giabbcd a large sum
iu each place, was airaij ntd in the
Tombs court. He pleaded not guilty
and was committed for dial without
hail. The fact has been di vi loped
that he is the same man who escaped
from court two months ago when up
for some other offense. He acknowl
edged this fact. Ilia real name is
O'Connor, and he hug served three
ti nus in the penitentiary for sneak
Saved b' a Telephone.
Bu h Fay, a L misville, Ky., book
kieper, entertd his employer's VbUlt
to examine papers, and while thus en
gugid the door was closed Mid locki d
by a fellow-clerk, ignorant of Fay's
whereabouts. Fortunately tin re was
a telephone in the vault, mid the im
prisoned in in was thus able to com
municate his situation to the central
otlice. Assistance shortly arrived, and
Fay, who was on the verge of sui -cumbing
to the stilling atmosphere
! about him, was relieved.
A Heroic; .llother.
Mrs. Grant was burned to death at
Winnepeg, while making a horde at
tempt to save her ehi'dren from the
lire. The fire was started by the ex
plosion of a lamp. The fne was be
tween be! room and that of the chil
dren, but she dashed into the burning
room with no thought na to her own
safety. Sheri ceived burns from w Uich
she shortly died. The children were
savtd by out Mill re.
miMing- mail Hatter.
Another mail pouch has been lost.
This one contaii ed flftjOOO, and was
mailed by Blake Br. . A Co., of New
York to their agents iu Chicago. It
ia repelled also that a large number oi
other letters mailed on the same day
at the New York post office are miss
Speohl dispatches to Wilmington,
Del., report the sinking of the sehoont r
GOT. Stockley oil' the n outh of Mish
pillion creek, in a revere rtoini. The
schooner Annie E. Pierce Ins gone to
the rscie of the crew, who are .ill in
A Daring Thief ( uplured.
K. F. Seymour, who says he is from
Chicago, stole tive packages of money
. . , i ,-,., i.. ,., ui, :
III I'limil urn Kin, 1 Ml inu iratio in
e ' I
Nw York, the aggregate bciug $11,
700. After he had tired three shoU
at the officers who chased him, he was
caught. All the money save $2,000
A Slrlrkrn Yeaael.
The German baik J. 1). Jacobini ar
rived at Ship Island, near New Or
leans, from Colon in balast. Capt, G.
Hildorek and bis crew of eleven men
were ill most of the voyage, and when
she arrived a signal ol distress was
flying at half mast. The second mate. I
H. Lind, ditd at ipiantntine. A yacht
w nt to In r assirtai.ee and conveyed
six of her crew to the hospital, luey
are ill with Chagres fiw r, but a ill re
dlvotko r thk ixtkii bts of farmkr3
Florida promises to becone a large
producer of opium. Sixteen plants
will produce $1,000 worth of opium.
If all farmers would fence to keep
stock in there would be no nei d oi
fencing to keep stock out.
A few drops of oil in harness and
saddles occasionally may reduce the
profits of the saddler, but it will also
reduce the wear on the farmer's
In China there are over four hun
dnd sptcies of plants in-ed (ol laid,
Hiul in the World probably ten time
that numher. Sawdust in Sweden is
used in bread and found digestible.
Now is the season when butter
taints quickly, and none more quickly
than the choicest article. It is a time
lor special care in manufacture, and
for the earliest possible consumption
The wool p oduct of California has
averaged nearly 40 000,000 pounds per
year since 1b80, bringing to the State
$f 000 000 a year. This is about one
seventh of the entire wool product of
Keep account of the date of breed
ing your mares ; you will then know
better about the time they will foal.
It is better to have colts come after the
grass is plenty thuu when the mare is
on dry feed.
Experienced tomato growers claim
that a flock of turkeys will effectually
put an end to the depredations of
the tomato worm.
Ono pound of Paris green to three
hundred pounds dry land plaster is the
proper proportion for application to
Plister is cheap, and a handful on
each corn hill will be of much advan
tage. It should be used on grasa
Do you know the weight of each of
your horses? It is quite a satirf.tc
tion to know just how much each
horse weighs, and as plentiful as scales
are in the couulry, there is no excuse
for nut knowing.
The only fanners that are making
money now, or ever did or ever will,
out of horse breeding ere those who
raise the best, classes, and aie willing
to pay liberally for the lire of a fnd
The tomato is commonly grown in
gardens on soils matin much too rich.
The vino attains leniarkable vigor,
but I he fruit ripens slowly. If only
moderately fertile soil vrcro used for
growing tom.itocs, tho crop would
ripen earlier, and bo less subject to the
rot, though this diser so is apt to take
the lirct ripening fruit of some kinds
of tomatoes on any soil.
Gravel serves the same purpose with
birds that teeth do with quadrupeds.
The grinding in the gizzard may be
beard by placing the aar near the
fowls when their stomachs aie full
and digestion is taking place. The
sound of the gravel stones griudiug
and rubbing against the graiu is es
pi cially audible in the case of ducks
that are about half grown, at which
time t lit y are increasing in siz-j very
last, ami ingestion proceeus vwry lap
idly. While the man is certainly a failure
in his business who cannot make good
butter out of gl ial milk, yet that man
has never beM discovered who could
in ike first-class butter out of leoond
phuM milk. Th" dairyman should,
above all things, have his barn and
premises in good sanitary condition.
Any decaying animal matter, whether:
it be a dead rat or sp:lt milk, about
the barn or milk bonae, will transmit i
both its odor and its lit compos' n; :
projicriies to the milk and its product'
Havo yon a set of hay caps? If1
not, get them ready at once; llieyl
will often more than save their cost
in the tirst season. Get stout yard
wide or live quarter sheeting and cut!
it into fqnares, hem the raw edges,
and sew into each corner a loop of
stout cord or small rope, to fasten the j
caps on ; or, better atill, use the watt r
pnxif fiber h iv caps. Have a lot of
stakes resd , and where they will he :
at hand. It is a b id time to hunt up :
stakes when a skower is coming up.
There is no simpler, more harmless j
and effective remedy for worms in I
hogs than flour of sulpher. Swine
readily partake of it when iuixi d with
gruel or other sloppy food. For pigs
under three months old a teaspoonful
is a dose ; for older ones a dessert
spoonful to a tablcspot nful. It may
be giveu four days in successin once
or twice daily, and be repeated thus
i very other wet k, but only as long as
it may seem necessary. Giro plenty
of sour milk, buttt rmilk, with a few
raw sliced onions, green fiuit, celtry
tops and acorns. Avoid stagnant,
putrit water, giving only pure water.
Keep charcoal and soft coal always
at Citable, to swine.
JtEiiAW F. Quotation's Cabkpui.i.y T.k
viseu .' i 1 v V, I 1 K.
WHEAT Valley, $1 30$1 HI
Walla Walla. $1 201 22g.
BARLEY Whole, $1 101 Ugi
ground, per ton, 25 00027 60.
OATH Milling, 3234c. ;
HAY Baled, $1'$13.
SEED Fllue Grass, 14j16e. ; Tim
othy, 0J3l0c. ; Red Clover, U15c.
FLOUR Patent Roller, $4 00 ;
Country Brand, $3 75.
EGGS Per doz, 25o.
BUTTER Fancy roll, per pound
25c; pickled, 2025c; inferioi
CHEESE Eastern, lC20c; Ore
gon, 1416c. ; California, lifO,
VEGETABLES Beets. pr sack,
1 50; cabbage, per lb., 2jfe. ; carrots,
par alt, $1 25; lattnoe, per doz. 20c;
onions. $1 OOj potatoes, per 100 lbs.,
4050c; raduhea, par doa., 1520c;
rhubarb, per lb., 6c.
HONEY In comb, per lb., 18c;
strained, 5 gal. tins, per lb. 8Jc.
POULTRY ChickenH, per doz..
$4 00()i; 00; ducks,.pordoz$5 00o:
6 00; geese, $6 0008 00; turkeys.'
per lb., 12Jc.
PROVISIONS Oregon haws, 1
tier lb. ; Eastoru, 13(ail3ic. ; Easten
breakfast bacon, 12Je. per lb.; Oregon
1012c. ; Eastern lard, 10llic. per
lb.; Oregon, lOJc.
GREEN FRUITS Apples, $ 50
85c; Sicily lemona, $6 006 50
California, $3 505 00; Naval orange ,
$6 00; Riverside, $4 00; Mcditerra-!
nean, $-1 25.
DRIED FRUITS Sun dried ap-!
pies, 7ic. per lb. ; machine dried, 10(t
11c; pitless plums, 13c,; taluu
prunes, 1014c ; peaches, 12j14c. ;
raisins, $2 40J2 50.
HIDES Dry btef hides, 8 10 . ;
culls, 67c; Up and calf, 8(gl03. ; j
Murrain, 10 (a)12c; Ullow, 3&ifc.
LUMBEK Hough, per M, $10 00;
edged, per M, .fi2 00; T. and G.
sheathing, per If. $13 00; No. 2 floor
ing, per M. $18 00; Mo. 2 ceiling, per
M,$18 00; No. 2 rustic, per M, $18 00; ;
clear rough, per M, $20 00 ; clear P. 4
S, per M, $22 50; No. 1 Hooring, per
M, $22 50; No. 1 ceiling, per If,
$22 50; No. 1 rustic, per M, $22 50;
stepping, per M, $25 00; over 12
inchi s wide, extra, $1 00; lengths 40
to 50, extra, $2 00; lengths 50 to 60,
extra, $4 00; 14, lath, per M, $2 25;
1$ lath, per M, $2 50.
BEANS Quote email whites.$4 50;
pinks, $3; bayos, $3; butter, $4 50;
Limns, $4 50 per cental.
COFFEE Quote Salvador, 17c;
Costa Jlica, 1820c.; Rio, 1820c;
Java, 274;. ; Aruuckle's's masted, 22c.
MEAT Beef, wholesale, 2J3c. ;
dressed, 6c. ; sheep, 3c; dreused, 6c.;:
hogs, dressed, 89c. ; veal, 57c.
PICKLES Kegs quoted steady at
SALT Liverpool grades ol fine
quoted $13, $19 and $20 for the three
sizes ; slock salt, $10.
SUGAR Prices for barrels; Golden
0.64,0. ; extra C.Oftv; dry granulated,
7jc. ; crushed, fine crushed, cube and
powdered, 7 Jc. ; extra C, 6f c ; halves
and boxes, c. higher.
How to Tiaal tlii' Noblest Animal
Mils Hern (Uvrn tn Han.
Never waah a horse with cold water
when he is hcutod.
On the farm dispouse with shoes,
unless tie- land is very rocky.
Feed your horse regularly three
tittles dai v. but never over-feed.
Water before feeding, but not while
the horse is hot from work.
Uso the whip very little, and nsver
when the animal shies or stumbles.
Never leave a horse standing un-
hitched, til tho way to make them
Do not storm and fret. He quiet
and kind, and the horse will be so too,
in most cases.
Give a horse a large stall and a good
bed at ni ;ht. It is Important that he
lie down to rest.
If a horse is vicious and unmanage
able nt your business, sell it to some
one that can control him.
Hay or other ground feed is indis
pensable, and ground corn or hominy
is better than whoteeorn.
A cotton-card is ono of the best in
struments for grooming a horse. It
cleans better than tho comb.
Do not expect your horse to be
equally good at every thing. The horse,
like the man, must be adapted to its
Near the close of a Journey let tho
horse walk. If covered with sweat rub
off with a rag, to prevent too sudden
Collar gall and bruises are benefited
by washing with salt water. Wash
shoulders daily when using the horse.
Brine ll good also for stiff.joints.
When flies are bad, wash tho horse
all over lightly with a weak solution
of carbolic acid, if you have not the
acid, tpply surgcou's oil on the douka,
neck and tender parts.
Tin- SHU Willi Wlileh Tin .
hHMl HMMIIs IIik Oar Mini Kmiij ,fk
1 tie women of these
bhinds are as skillful a, th..
hltlllll 1 flir t I if iiu r unl .... i i J
i i i i a -gj nun I liUUtM'. J
know every sunken rock aud'daJ
ous current of the Intricate , lan
uoiween mm irreni island of Aram
the main land, and take the K)lU
nun uui in an w atners. vr
years a Grac... Darling of this U ,..u
eoasi. me diiuiiter of a pilot
iivou un r.iKius isinnu. wentoaij
siorin ami unraness will, n(.r
flllh.it niiL'.lTt ll.,,ulln.. LI
.1... i. i.e.
Biui Mien ins weaailess ,,r uhi.L
Thla hmve girl m ver Hin ... I
facing the wildest gH es, : ...
disaster might befall her father,!
the vessels It was his business ley,'
ii. shut iiin-ii.inijjH u sne were ni) ji
tho helm. Many a ship's ,Tew ..
Illllllll hl.llV.W.Tl ,,, on. I ....
"s. .. ... ...1 unit wey Oltf
its preservation to N'ellie Doyle, T
sistein have taken the post boat into
Ai-iin iur huwj years pasi, tnelr fatU
John Nancy, lieintr now old and inftn,,';
The beetling elitTs and cclininm VJ
of this dangerous const have a treM
charm of their own. and the simp!,
people bom within the sound aft!
Atlantic surges cling with a surprifc,
ing tenacity to their thatched J
roped eottuges, sheltered behind hail
round-backod rocks, in the holloirtal
which they grow their patchei of po.
tatoei and stunted oats and barley.
Tho number of these dweHJay
Bi.u-iiug up mil oi ivniii from ,i.
looks like a stony desert, both hy tha
j ca, and for mile- inland, i- startUn
to us who reiloct on the pnsihiiitiHOf
subsistence afforded by this so-caU
land. The unfailing bog affords am
ple fuel. It is true, and the tmtjito
crop, when as good as now. will w
throughout the wintor.
In n good season such as this thu
oats hiive a chance of getting stacked
before tho equinoctial gules begio to
blow. Well it would lie if thosooafe,
ground into meal, might form a larjev
part of tho stuplo food of Dnnep!
Strong tea, boiled in the --woe pof
beside the turf embers, with baker's
bread, havo taken tho place of th
wholesome bone-making porridgi cd
which the canny Scot still lives.
To buy groceries money is needH.
and we wonder how this can beeMil
nere. Kelp, or sea-weed, burning MJ
to bring them money: and this yew,
too, thin pillars of bine smoke ;ii-e ris
Ing all round by the sea, showing; 1st
us hope, that trade in iodine is brink,
Tho llshlng ought to be a fruitful
source of prosperity to the Rossei, but
on this subject a resident write)
1884 as follows:
"To the north of Arnnmnre. sketch
ing Away to the northwest of Turr,
there is it line fishing bank, where ill
kinds of lish might he caught erwy
day in the year with suitable boMM
gear. In very lino weather our sau"
craft often go out from fonr to si
miles off Aran Heads. Next da) Hie
all eonio buck laden, and after siK'b I
lake nil the other boats in the neirli
OOrhobd will go out. It may be that i
breeze springs up. the sea rises ttVftt
middle of a good catch, then all hari
to run for home or shelter. Larfti
woll-lltted fishing smacks could sin;
out there for days and make plenty d
money, too: but facilities for the transit
and sale of
there are none.
Ttip itiprntiiK of Literary Tastee Is M
There was a time when all Anicrirwit
looked habitually to London as the
prime sourco f ail higher tralnhf
' That time is long passed; a generation
of Americans have now learned their
scientific met', ods in Germany, the
i art criticism in France. While AmoriM
bMOhangod, England has alHochangM
, The reverence glvtjy the LonJon
c.ueridge and Mac", ay, of Uarwia
and Carlyle, can hiii dly he claimed!
the London which takes seriously WW
literary representatives as Itid r Ha-
gard and Oscar Wilde. It la dS
years BgOsincoHelurich Heine sure!,
no Puritanic observer pointed out
that the Bngliah wereiilrendy "scukin;
to be light and frivolous, and endeafw
ing to creep into the monkey'- ski
which the French were giadusilj
stripping off." It is impossible forB
to ivvert to the old colonial traditioS
f Englhih dependence, and t-tjunHy
Imnoasiblc to revort to the still earlier
ittiludc of the noble savage. HapP'7
neither alternative is required. Th
foundations of American literary train
ing already date back two hundreds
lifty years, without including our
common share in all tho Y.ngf
Literature which pi ceded that period.
The real foundations are broader flM
Kng'.ish literature, broader even than
the .ocean, the forests and the prairiesj
for they KM as broad as the soul of
man. As for books, the invention
printing has given to literature thi
enormous advantage over plastic art.
that you may easily carry with you j
a trunk round the world the highe
models of tho skill MW seek.
John Harvard endowed Uta WJ
American college, in 1638, he pUttM P
its library, not theological books alone
as wc are apt to assume but BaMj
and Horace, Epictetus and Is.vrstei.
Juvenal and Pliny; books to have resfl
which is, for purposes literary,
liberal education. Tho prime source
of all cosmopolitan outturn havmn
been thus long accessible to -me
cans, it is absurd to ask them now
forego It. It ta two centuries aagj
half too late for us to re-t content
with the tomahawk and the r
whoop. T. HI Wffbmn, it rt