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About The Oregon register. (Lafayette, Yamhill County, Or.) 18??-1889 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 30, 1888)
TH! NAMM OF JEWS.
IThy C vwp Have Choaen GentHo SnrnamM»
E: iq Hah Forma—n>aWgttt
Izrl Coleridge touclwd upon tn tn.
ferreting theme tlio other day when lia
Inquired rf certain Jewish witnesses how
it wm Unt they imd adopted th« names
of Mordau.it and Savfii. |n lieu of their
natiro patronymic» of Moses and flam-
uol. It la not quite correct to »ay that
Jews over eharigo llieir original namsa.
In the synagogue they bear throughout
their lives tbo Eobrcw names—in tho
traditional Oriental form of So-and-so,
son of So-and-so—given to them shortly
after their birth. Tho instabilily of the
names by which they are known to tho
world is duo to tho fact that originally,
like all Oriental peoples, they had no
family names, and that wherever they
havo congregated very closely together
tho secular use of the traditional genea
logical forms has been tenaciously pre
served. In somo countries, such as Ger
many and Austria, special legislation lias
been found necessary to compel them to
adopt fixed surnames. As, at different
times, they havo come into closer con
tact with the Gentile world, they have
themselves seen tho necessity of sur
names, and it is not surprising if, under
these circumstances, some of them should
have chosen the most sonorous and dis
tinguished they4could find.
An examination of the lists of scat hold
ers in the twelvo principal synagepira of
of tho names—such as B<
ford, Coburn, Curtis, Gn
Hamilton, Hardinge, ft
Howard, Lumley, Man’
Tbo Pension Commissioner*» Troubles.
Ono woman in the best faith addresses
the commissioner and asks that he see
that the school house in her neighborhood
be established iu tho center of the dis
trick Another informs him that her
husband has long been absent. Sbo has
wandered over tho face of tho country in
search of him, and sbo would qow like to
have him tako up tho search. Many such
cases occur. Letters containing souvenirs
dear to tho senders, but utterly valueless
to any one also, are received; lottcrs ol
advico detailing whole pension schemes to
bo substituted for tbo preBent system of
laws; letters of extravagant commcnda
tion, of censure, of linger, of contempt,
of wrath, of unmit ¡gable hostility; letters
of insane writers threatening vileuessand
violence; letters excited by tho grantiug
of pensions aud asking benishns upon the
heads of all concernod; letters of bitterest
reproach for pensions denied. calling down
tho wrath of God and men upon those
who havo been trying to do their simplo
duty—all these and multitudes of others,
fantastic, sober, rational and wild, pour
tho hundreds aud thousands into the
ail of the bureau; end from tho chanty
and patience which forbears to respond,
and tho sense of duty which compels the
neglect of idle inquiries, arise many of
tbo complaints and denunciations of tho
offico for its alleged neglect,—Pension
The Wells of Andalut'e
In Andalusia the norias or Moorish
wells ore sure to catch your cyo. They are
worth examining by tho curious in such
natters; tho construction is very simple,
but they do effective work- A broad
wheel is turned round by an old mule,
who is past other work, and attached to
this wheel are earthen jays; asit revolves
tbo empty jars pass into the water and
cono up fail, then as they turn over they
empty their contents into a reservoir,
v.henco a trough or aqueduct of some
simple kind provides for household uso,
conveys tho rest of the water into the
fruit or vcgetablo garden and irrigates it
by neons of channels dug in rows in the
■arth. For drinking purposes tho water
is generally caught from tho jars, for. the
Spaniards, though they like their fish
■'high" and their oil and bacon rancid, ore
very particular about the quality of their
water, and are willing tu buy it from the
carriers who often fetch it from long dis
tances if that near at hand has an evil
reputation. —Cor. San Francisco Chronicle.
A Failure for Bismarck.
Scoro ono failure for Bismarck. The
establishment of colonies, apropos of
which ho displayed such enthusiasm a
few years ago, and for which he nearly
precipitated a war with Spain, Is ac
knowledged by bis official organs to be on
utter failure. Prince Bismarck’»purposo
was to divert tho stream of emigrants
from tho United States to some land or
lands where they would continue to be
German in speech, tastes and habits, in-
rtecd of liecoining speedily unrecogniza
ble es of German origin. This ho pro
posed to do by means of bis "agricultural
colonies” in Africa and bis "plantation
colonies" tn tho South Pacific Islands.
For all tbo money expended tn tho effort
hot a kreutzer lias been received in profit,
and tbo colony craze is to be abandoned.—
Once a Week
DR. TANNER’S IDEAS.
HE TALKS OF PREMATURE BURIAL
AND SUSPENDED ANIMATION.
n>e Dead In This Country Are Burled tn
Criminal Haste—The Subtle Principle ol
Lite—The Doctor Convinced That Man
Eight years havo gone since Dr. a 8,
raniier'performed his wonderful feat of
taUug forty days and nightB iu Clarendon
ball, in New V ork city For sixteen days
lio touched neither water uor food. After
the Bix teonth day ho began to driuk water,
and subsisted on this oTotre during tho re
mainmg twenty-four days of his fast.
1 ho public has not heard much of the
plucky little doctor for the last few years,
Lut uet long ago ho turned up iu Chicago
bright1 and chipper, a splendid specimen
of .a man iu perfect health, and with a
rotundity of form indicative ratlior of the
bon vivant than of a man who oats only
two meals a day in summer and ouly one
“Where have you boon keeping your
self. doctor!” asked a reporter, after
friendly greetings bad been exchanged.
"I i.avo just returned from Now Mcx
Ico, whore 1 have boon for nearly four
years, pursuing certain investigations of
a scientific nature. 1 am much interested
in the subject of susiiended animation or
counterfeit death. I am convinced that a
far greater percentage of people are
buried alive than even those who have
ever given tee matter much thought
would bo willing to believe. In niacoun
try in the world are tho dead buried with
such criminal haste, I may say, as in the
United States. I have boon looking into
this subject more or leas for tho last
twenty-five years, aud the evidence I havo
ford, etc.—are accounted for on this accumulated is startling. I tell you, it is
murder, horrible murder, and it is high
The foreign surnames and place names iim«souie agitation was started for tho
preserved by tho Jews of England form purpose of securing needed legislation on
a small epitome of the history of (lie, the subject of tbo burial of the dead.
Israehtish dispersion. Side by side witn’ - r * ItsiRfc MOVEMENT IN EUKOrit.
"Tho principio of life is so subtle,"con
the Hebrew Abrahams, tlio Egyptian tinued tho doctor, "that man with all his
Moses, and tho English Mordauut, we science knows nothing about it; and the
have tlio Greek AMxander and Margolies, only safeguard against the awful crime
the Latin Marcus, and the Arqbic Mocatta. of burying alive those wo lovo lies in tho
Those derived from mediaeval house precautions that are taken against com
signs are Rothschild, Adler, Ganz, Schiff, mitting their bodies to the tomtf before
Strauss, Silberkron, etc. Somo of tho decomposition has set in. That is the
occupation names arc interesting. Rophe only unsrristakablo sign that death has
is Hebrew for physician, and Rappojiort finally taken place. Tho people of Hol
is a corruption of Roplie d'Oporto; JaJfon land were among tbo first to awaken to
is Hebrew for money changer, and tbo importance of this subject, aud In
1764 a Society was organized in Amster
Mocatta is Arabic for mason.
dam for the purpose ef looking into cases
More strictly Anglo-Jewish are the where death seemed counterfeit rather
natural assimilations of Hebrew and than real. In less than four years they
Jewish names to English forms. Thus, had resuscitated—saved from entombment
Coleman is a corruption of Kalman, alive—no less than 150 persons. Iu 1768
which is an abbreviation of Kalonymoe, tho authorities at Milau and Venice, and
the Greek translation of the Hebrew those at Hamburg, followed,the example
Sliem Tob (Good Name). Bonny is de set by Uollaud, cud a little later similar
rived, through Bondi, from a Latin societies wcro formed at London, Paris
translation of Yoin Tob (Good Day). and Glasgow. As a result of the work end
Phillips comes from the Hebrew Uri or investigations of tbeso societies, among
Meier, both meaning "light," through tho members of which were some of the
foremost scientists of tbo times. It has
the Greek equivalent Plioebos and its been proved that iu a great number of
German-Polish diminutive Plieibul. Sa cases where every known lest had been
ville is a more natural corruption of applied and preparations made for tho
Samuel than is generally imagined, see burial tho subjects bad recovered. These
ing that in Germany the Scriptural name experiences led Processor Morine, of thi
has been shortened into Sanvel, and in University of Rome, to offer a prize of
England wc have the authority of Mr. 1,500 francs for the best essay ou appar
Weller, senior, To spell it with a ‘‘we." ent death; and the Marquis d'Ouche left
Freeman is from the German Friedmann, 20,000 francs to bo used iu discovering tbo
a translation and apocopation cf Shalom best means that could bo applied in de
Haymen is derived tecting tho counterfeit of dearin And so
through Jlynian and Iiyan from the He in all countries statistics collated on this
subject are startling, r.s revealing the
brew Haim (life). Jesscl is from Ecbes- danger of premature burial.”
kel, the Hebrew pronunciation of Eze
"Now don't you think," asked the
kiel. Yates is from Goetz, an abbrevia doctor, "that this is a subject that pco
tion of Gottschalk, which in Low Ger plo should discuss, should be waked up
man means "God’s servant," and is > about?”
literal translation of Eljakim. Among
"What remedy havo you to offer,
simpler changes aro Cowan—Cohen, doctor?"
"Simply this: 1 hold—and it certainly
Lewin—Levi, Victor—Avigdor, Archei
—Asher, Jessop—Joseph, and Soman cannot bo’ successfully contradicted—that
sotting in of decomposition la tho
and Slowman—Solomon. Curious m-
stances of misdirected translations me af only certain sign of death. 11» tho sb
forded by tlie names Marchant and Chap senco of this burial should be delayod
weeks and months, If neceesary, for so
man, both of which are Anglicizutions long as there is no decay lifo may hang by
it the German Kaufmann or Ilaudels- a feeblo thread, aud, by that subtleness
innnn. Originally, however, neither of of which I havo already spoken, tho re
thSe-names meant ‘‘merchant" among covery be spontaneous.
the Teutonic Jows. Kaufmann is a cor
THE DOCTOR WILL niBERNATB.
"Another discovery that I havo mado,"
ruption of Koppelmr.li, of which the first
two syllables aro a German diminutive said tho doctor, "is that hibernating ani
■if Jacob and the third an abbreviation of mats do not uso their lungs during the
Menachem, tlie whole being a contrac period of hibernation. For several years
tion of Jacob ben Menacliem. Ilandels- ( have bcou studying tho habits of this
mann has a similar history, being class of animals, and, do you know, 1
am about convinced that man can hibcr-
derived from Elchanon lien Menacliem,. unto”-----
through Handl, a recognized German
Ilero tho reporter must have looked the
diminutive of Elchanon. In tlie same incredulity ho felt, for the doctor hastenod
way Seligman is a contraction of Selig to explain: "Take tho bear for example;
ben Menacliem, and Felberinan a cor Its organs of respiration aro tho samo as
rupted contraction of Phoebus (Uri) ben man's, and it hibernates for months with
out food or drink. I havo also been
One of tlio most curious instance? of studying the philosophy of the adepts
an erroneous etymology is tlie name who used to bo ablo to go into the death
Jaffe, which figures among the landed traneo at will. Their preparation for this
gentry of county Down. It Li the He was long fasting, auu the trance condi
tion following was, in my opinion, a sea
brew word for "beautiful," and is a son of hibernation. I am studying now
direct translation of tbeGerman"Scbon." with a view of making somo experiments
As a Jewish surname, however, Schon or in this line, and the time may como wbpu
Sclien lias no meaning. Jb is simply an I will permit myself to bo sealed up in an
acrostic of tlie Hebrew SctUiacb Neemon air tight coffin and hid away until such
(faithful messenger). Tirese acrostic timo as I shall designate for it to be
names arc peculiarly Jewish, and many opened.”
“But, doctor, you will not expect to
of them orc found among English Jews.
For example, Katz, which one of these como out of a test like that alive, will
days will perhaps be Anglicized into Cat,
"Yoe, indeed,” was tho earnest reply.
is derived from the initials of Koben
“I havo. twice been near tbo portals of
Tzedek (priest Of righteousness); Scluitz,
the tomb hi my studies of this subject of
which in Hungary lias actually been life principio and of suspended animation,
translated into Kincz, tho Magyar , for and I firmly believe 1 can go still nearer—
"treasure," is from Schliach Tzibur that I can to all outward appearances be
(messenger of 'be congregation); Babad dead, and, remaining that way for a
is iron) Dell Ab Belli Din (Son of the length of time, can still come bock a liv
President of tho House of Judgment); ing witness of the truth of my theories
Sack is from Sera Kadosli (holy poster and investigations.”
Speaking of bis fast, he said: "Tbo
ity), and when the name of a town be
ginning with s is aiidded—as, for exam fact is, with most pooplo tho body rule»
mind, while tho reverse should be the
ple, Sera Kadosli Speyer (holy posterity
of Speyer)—it becomes Saks or Saclis, case—tbo mind should control tho body.
Appetite, and it may bo a depraved one,
which has been frequently mistaken for clamors for this or that desired article,
an abbreviation of Sachsen (Saxony); and pooplo rush off to gratify it. When
Brain is from Ben Rabbi Moses; Bran I began my forty days' fasting I said to
(corrupted into Braun, and translated ' my stomach: 'Here, old fellow, I havo a
into Brown) from Ben Rabbi Nachman; Job for you. I want you to tako a good
Bard, from Ben Rabbi David; Bcrsal long rest, cad I want no grumbling about
from Ben Rabbi Solomon tho Lovite, and it.' That settled ft. At 10 o’clock of the
last day of mv fast, when 1 bad only two
Bril from Ben Rabbi Judah the Levitc.
The exeget ical names are also peculiar hours to go. a little child that was in tbo
ly Jewish. They consist cf equivalents room where I was thrust a ripe peach un
for Hebrew names, derived from colloca der my nose, if Adam was tempted as I
wbt then I do not wonder teat bo fell. 1
tions iu biblical tests. Thus the com
parisons in Jacob’s blessing furnish
equivalents for Benjamin m Wolf, for
Judah in Lion and for Naphtnh in Hart.
Fislier is an equivalent for Ephraim, be
cause it was foretold (Gen. xlriii, IU)
lliat lm should multiply exceedingly, aid
tho fish is 0 symbol of fruitfulness., It.i»
also sometimes a subMitute for Hoses,
’ because Pliaraoh's daughter, iu giving
him his name, said (Exodus 11. 10)’
••For I drew him oe» of 11« water.
—St. James' Gaietto.
Love making Is one of the afta In which ex-
perienoe la not eaaeutlsl to auiveas.
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Persons should never travel without a
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doses taken before going on ship will pre
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on ship-board will counteract the costive
action of the seaair. When sick, troubled
with pains, colds, or dlzxineBs, or having
rheumatism, take front three to five Pills,
and if they do not operate in an hour or
so take three or four more.
D wights C ow -B rand S oda -S aleratiis .
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It la generally the Idle who complains they
cannot find time to do that which they fancy
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