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Supplement to the Saturday
, Nove in ber 5th, 1881.
ilodel mit do Tire, August, 18G7.
"to rrrnt robot."
Notx Copied from llir Volcano Ilonn" IleclMrr tij
Mr. VI II Unit
I romes down laiit tlrlp on llin Idaho,
An every xldy ho nn js lo mo"
Oil to look nt tier Or.ilrr Jem nnmt pn
l'or it l n most vontlirfiil iIIiir to rrat
Veil, I liken In look nt vonilrrlul iIIiik"
S 1 rninra up to Illlo mil Onpt. lloimen
An ili rn n rmintrvinnti of mlno
Mr. K r? Im ilolU mo to lilron horo.
Veil I ilo not know nottiliK npoitt n homo,
An 1 vuntfl to vnlk on my foot;
lint K r sny "no my Irieiul, tj of course.
1'nr fo rtitn. It t rwiftpr n triHiti
llir roail It Is Ioiir, mi iler roml It n ret
An pinm-pr, vy jon klkn jiiurnolf lik
Vv den yon Hu over lilm quick."
Tim Know If von ruin on 11 men in
Ho I dink 1 r known, nn I pn j mo i lunn
In coinii mil mo nn fiml mo dt r rimil,
An lio dell inn In drnvrl ns Unlit nil I caii
So I do not ilnlce ninth nf n limUt
Nulling Imt niio liltlo rsro of Heldrilim
Homo iliiRiifiHiiilinin, niiKOimiiln'i'Mi
An hoiiio priinl. nn nnmler llttln cime. of h'clileilsm,
1'iir lo Iiiivm n llttlo liinth ti n I plrnsc
Vi II, I ntnrti nut from Illlo iitoiit don o'clock
An 1 comrn to dor cocon nut grove,
An ilnrc ilrr home nton Jujit nn fitnt nn von rock
All for tren Iitmrs I no rniikus him move.
Ho I ImtH lilm, iitr onlls him n " pully kooI horio,"
Hon I cpiirn him until ho is nil,
Pen I khIh "IT, nml fnnlrim n roo on hit dnll
All dor unlive ho bulla him nhtnd.
Vt II I vii Us on ixhinil, illll wo mines to n Iioufo
Vf rn df r luiliiti Im dolls mo 1 hIi i iih
Kor his vtiili r liven dnro, nn hn il.iki.i nil my iIIiirs
All ho gives to hit Tiidtr to ku pi
V II I van mom hungry nn uviir i v.ih,
An I o.itri my tuiliiKneys nu hum,
Hut I niiiki'H up my inliiit tint 1 vill not get dllo,
Ko I ilrluk hut von cnno of Kchlr ilnini
limit v noiir flvmi'rlock vtu I vnkes iiijself up
I mils for my pri-inJ nn my elieenc,
An 1 di Hi ill r (Jnnnkii who comi'S up mil mo
Vor to bring mo my Schnapps if ho pit nno.
Vt II, lie liriupH in ilor enae, hiiuiIiiu Until Vntyon
Dcru Is milling, nol von itliigln sup I
An ilrr plmnly (Jninkii. hu cjn'iik to mj men
Put ilo lockroirli, ho ((link lilm nil up.
You Kit I viih villi; hut now vut cm 1 do ?
So I Miiy "j on pltniw miiIiIIo iny horKp."
Don he noun i pnclc nn iIcIIh mu der home ho is nick
An ilrr sntlillo nil pridlo is Inst.
I)i ii 1 HWrnrH nil 1 known nn I hitM lilm von gick
An 1 tnlln him, ou nu niKiik him true.
Vnt for do )nu Hay tint ili r smhllu is Inns
Vui iltr uim krciicli huinl 111 in too;
Ydl den tint Onu lien hn hitch into mo,
An hu khiIIh up dcr two of my cym,
An hu iinttM mu nml potnulH mu luoro lmril nn ho
Until 1 just lijs down on criis.
)c it ho stops, mi 1 oct up nn vnlkn on my fret,
An I romiM tn dor Orator to Hue.
.My HchiinpiH ho is joiiu, dor is uothini; to ont,
Hut 1 Htill limn my incoracliniiiii mit mo,
Ho 1 Kiuokis nu I sinnkci nn I vnlkn up der rockn,
An pimo-by I rtuchi n on In .,
An dor romts out moro iih '.'." ox
Mit n ilo' nn TxKlor nun.
Yi II von ox ho in vild, nn ho ulnrls nf lor mo
An lid untolics mu von I vnlls down,
An hu liitchtM mo up in dcr dop of u droo
Jloro nn ''! foolH from dor Ktount.
Aly io.it it is ilurii nml my mi orsohiini in proko,
An my v.itch clmiii is conn fioiu dor houl.;
Hut I wiy to niyxolf novor mind n liltlo jink
cu iiiu comcHni uur uriucr i iiiok.
Vi II it ruins, nu it rnliiH, llko dor pottom vnn out,
An 1113 HitH ho clime ulf from ilor holo,
Hnt 1 vnll.M in my Htookins until it is cinrk,
An don 1 v illis iulo 11 holo.
I drioH uu I ilriiti, hut 1 cinnot (,'ft up,
bo I dinks, Mill I hUvm hero nil nilit.
An douh 1 vviih hiiuur), nn douuli 1 .m vet,
"Veil diiilisim iter uholo 1 viih nhl.
Vill, nfler dnjliht, von n. limn limits nlonc,
Ho hciirs mu vi 11 1 mnkiH 11 c.ill.
An RtupH nu unfastens dcr ropo from his hoVso
An dru hulls 1110 up mil 11 hnul.
An Im room 1111 mit mu dill wo conies to n houao
Vcro n piK feiicn ho runs nil nroiind,
An 1 stiBileio insmoki imisctH dcro is Rtonm
An I been 11 pi, hulo in dcr (iruuiit.
Ho 1 Known tkr Ur.iter is soiueuliere'iHirouiit
An tint din huuro must ho tltr llodcl,
An vcu 1 v.ilki) in, vy .1 mini ho vnlkn out
All dellH mu ho holies I v. is veil.
Vi II J Mijti "i'ooty veil nn I'm ulnil to pot here,
An 1 .nits Koiiiu ikj1ukiic, uu U1111,
An hoiiio cheese, nu Mimo preiid, mi n ixittlo of pier
An 11 Miioke, nn 11 m'iih3 of bcheidnm.
Jloiii Oolt vnt n coimtrjsl now vnt joudmk
Vilt l.uidloitU ho niiRutr lo 1110:
Jlu wiy, ' mj lenr Mr wo liavo liottiiiR to drink
Hut mimo vMiterui cuileo, uu ton.
--- '-'A on in jnvojortu 'd, 1111 e.in yivc juu jotirmciila
An pliuo-liy vvhen dor ruin mines co,
lou vill dink tint it is n moit vonderful dine
Vor to look nt dcr Urnttr, 1 know."
Vill 1 vmts hero four iliivs. 1111 it ruins all dir times,
An d r foe. ho viih like 11 Mone villi ;
1 hi o not do Grater, I 110 see no tiro,
1 htuis linn uo " 1'noiu " 1l.1t ih .ill.
An now in I lie uiorniiiK I dnkm in) self pack
Vor 1 knows vut 11 nn fools 1 am,
Von J dinkH 1 vill Heesnny Minder Till dtur;s
u n phico vero doj' keips no Seliu tlam.
Ludwui Vov Snfjiiluiikihi.lm.
Next to tlcntli poverty nml linunnn skins
urn ilio greilONl luvuk-is.
Wi'rilwnul llio coiirm nf men in search of
Biiuiiiioiis tnko lliiir wny.
Atlntn nK ro:onliic. Ho oflon pnccil to
nntl fro nl iiiidiiighl cnriying n Cain.
Cul. Tom Ochiltree- finys Texnn wliihkcy
in n k hot nn lnv:i. II it oltirn called " n drop
of tho ci tcr."
Liltlo Johnny toy pistol bill! boom!
doctor louU-jnw under the willows
pialol eniefnlly Inid aside fur ilia next.
JJitruit i'Vtc J'nsi..
CnsEiiKiin", tho Frimcli editor, ban fought
M) tluuls. Ilo h.is, theiefoii', run nboiit 11 k
lunch rihk nn n iimn wlio Ii.ih played three
LMIIU'S Of IllhU bill.
A bachelor ndveilNeil for n " liclp-inatu j
one who would prove . 1 euinpHiioti for hi
licarl, Im'b bund nnd lii lot." A fair one,
loplyitifj, iibked ory e.irnuily: " How big
in jour lut?"
A couutty till, coming from a morning
wall., wiih lold she looked iih ficdi hn n
diisy kisted by tho duw. To which bhe
innocently leplu-d: " l"ou bnvo got my
niiiiiu uglit lutt hiHifiu'i Dew ! "
Liltlo Luey fell and huit her knee badly,
which her mother, when fcho went tubed in
tho dark, died to Inudige. Soon tho little
nun wns bc.nd calling. " Mnmma," wiid
klie, " thin btudngo i.s not in the right plueo.
I it'll down (uglier up.
Spoony dry goods clcik to anmrt mU
ring on a hnt before thu glutm: " Don't
wish 1 wiih a lnokiiig.glan.." bmait
inihH ; " l'tb, perb.ipsyuii-d get mm a git Is
to look nt you ihtu." Clerk eulliipst'M and
in ruriinl out.
A Nuiiiniiiwn man whoe grown up
daughter buro tho namo of t?nnih Jane
ehingid it to Umber tilla few iiiontlts
ago, u hopes ioino 0110 would cniry htr oil;
but sho null loiuuiiu on liif hands. There
avo Mimo Umber Kllat. biii'u aiiywborc.
A man called out to his ci editor, " Get
out you oriiitliurhyneiK. ! " Tho 1111111 de
puted imekly. "Who's that?" iiiiniiitid
-a i'lieud of tlio epeaker. "An ormthoi
hyncua ! " Uov tbit ? " " Well, Web
kter Uelineo him n a bc.ibt with a bill."
,, " l'rovious good elniacter" conutB in
" .Tean. A man who wnb on tnal fur amon
biMiiiglit foiwiird a mtiiits topioo that lio
hid lifgleclld two good cbuniert lo bteiil
liorM, and Hip juryiiiciiuu iuat nu mitu
nmii could Imo neon guilty of burning n
barn. J'itiVtt Filo i'ioav
A guiitlcnian niiapioinenndingtliobtrect
wiihn blight little boy at bis bide, when
the liltlo lejlow ciicd out, " Ub, jmpa, there
goei) uu editor t " " HuU, huib I " Miid the
lalher, "don't mako bpoit of tbopoor man.
God ouly Luuwi. what you may eomo to
A nt'wly-ncquired habit : " Look heb,
Undo Moe, you tooled me wid datar hobt
1 bujed fi-om yer labt wcW. He jest dra
dead in bis imcks." " Ho labor drnut
dnd iu his trucki. or acywhnr eUo n long
Mb 1 bad biuj, goiu'a ou iweuty years."
The Ooldcn Wedding of Rev. and Mr.
W. P. Alexander.
Tim hnppy event on Mnui ilio past week
has been thu colcbiniiun of tho golden
wedding of tho eternn Missinnnriop, Jlov.
W. I', anil Mrs. Mary A. Ali'tnniler- tho
aCUi day of October, being tho fiUth an
nivordiiry of their marriage. Tho event
wns nnnounced by the previoiiH irhho of
olognnt cnidn of invitation printed in
gold as follow h :
Ilov. nnd Mrn. V. J'. Alexander
will recoho their friendi at tho
of their inaninge, on Tiier-diiy nfternooii
nt two o'clock,
October l!Wh, 1H81,
At llio ronidenco of their Hon,
Uov. JntneH M. Alexander, Haiku, Mnui.
Tim day wns perfect. Tim bountiful
grounds nt Olensido were in eonipleto
order, and tho bonne, m-enicd embowered
in vines and ilowet.s im you approached.
At tho appointed hour thu gnenta began
lo nrrive. Jlov. and Mm. Alexander wel
comed them nt tho door and they pasm-d
in to balls nnd parlors that weio lilo 11
bower of green and gold. Wraiths of
ferns and niailo, braided with golden-colored
How ern, adorned tho walls and pass
ages. Over onu ontranco you were greeted
with "Alolin" nnd "AVolcomo" in golden
letters. Between llio parlors was nn in
genious monogram in gold, of tho iutitinls
of tlio lirido and groom and tho dates
lKJl-lbbl, connected by fifty small gilt
stars. On tho wall of tho back parlor was
tho nppropiinto motto in green, "Ohildton
1110 the crown of old men, nnd tho gloiy
of children arc their fathers. " Tho houso
wns ablao with golden rolors, and every
tnble, corner, nnd bracket wns brilliant
with llowers and foliiigo; beneath n green
arch across 0110 coiner of the parlor wero
suspended two rows of golden stais. The
upper row of sixteen htars repiesented tho
children, both husbands and wives the
nino children having become sixteen by
Hinrringo, and the under row of twenty
eight lesser stars, ropiesonted tho grand
childien living. Diiectly under these hung
tho iiiiirritiKo bell, a beautiful structiuo
of over-L'ieon and loses. IJeneath this
canopy of beauty, constructed by tho
loving hands of tneir children, sat tlio
bandsomo old couple, tho observed and
loved of all observers, looking fresh and
hearty, nnd ns if they wero good for tho
diamond w editing twenty-live years hence.
Promptly nt two o'clock', tho looms and
verandas being tilled with guesta, tho ox
crcisos commenced. They weio simple,
appropriate and full of tender fooling, en
livened now nnd then by Hashes of wit
and touching loferonces, drawing altei
nntoly smiles and teal's. First came an
anthem, "Let overy heart rejoico and
sing. " Noxt an address to tho parents in
behalf of tho childien by tho eldest son,
Prof. W. D. Alexander, us follows :
jrg dear patent: It is no common occa
sion Hint has culled us together to-day to
lojoicu in tho wonderful goodness of our
Heavenly Father to us, and to piesont you
vviUi thesu HtUo tokens of tho giatitudo
and affection which to you is lnr moro
"piecious than gold which perishoth. "
Fifty j ears ugo to-day, near tho banks of
tho liluo Susnuuhaniiah you plighted faith
in n union "longer than life and stionger
than death," ami nt tho same tinio con
secrated yonr joint lives to your Divino
If over "matchos arc made in Heaven, "
this wns one, over which angels might ro
joico; for Ood'K benediction lestcu upon
it and has followed it uver since. It wns
His picscuco felt, though uiiEcen, that has
sustained you through all tho trials nnd
porils you ha u been called to pass through;
in all the fust horrors of that first voyage
around Capo Iloin, ngain when you took
your lives m your hands and went among
Mnrquesan cannibals, and through all
your lonely nnd self denying labors as
Missionaries on those Islands. And now,
in your peaceful old ago, lich as it is in
"honor, love, obedionco, troop3 of friends,"
tho same Divino presonco seems to shed a
radiance on your path and to givo jou
glimpses of tho (Jolostinl city, such its
llunyiin'8 pilgrim enjoyed in tho lnnd of
Like Jacob of old, who said " with my
stall' I mossed over this Joulttn, and now
I am become two bands," so now you
can call tho roll of nino children by nuir
lingo and twenty-eight giand children liv
ing. And duriuir those fifty years death
hns entered our family ciiclo but once,
when it snatched away a giand-ehild in
infancy. Tho words of Tennyson miiy bo
fitly applied to each of you:
" 1 C0 till!) MUltl". CrillMll-ll ultli 200tl,
A ci ulrid "(ninth. ililliirhiK lillf,
ill tulltll uutl il.itiiiiul yljiiue jiiiil itt
O'tr jll Uiu liiiincliit ol t!i) Lionel."
Ah you look back on tho past linlf
oontnry, what wonderful changes you mubt
call to mind. Youhavo vvituessed nearly
all tho stops of tho piocess by which this
laud has been tianfifornu'd ftoni heathen
barbarism to Christian civilization, of
which work jou, iui,'it truly say, pain
lua-jiut fuiuiu, Tho railroad, tho telegraph,
inula huudred other inventions for con
quering time nnd space, nnd saving hu
man labor, have nil originated during your
life time; and now, instead of ono mail a
year reaching you six. months after date
mound Capo Horn, u week's voyage
puts us in immediate connection with the
whole eiviluod wuild. What would wo
not give to Iiiivm jour photoginphs as jou
appeaid at tho wedding eeiemony fifty
j ears ago, to compnio with tho poi traits
painted for this imuhoisnryl
Hut after all, these wondei fill inventions
of our days do not pioduco giealer .souls
nor nobler characteia; they ilo net iiuiKo
us better or liravcr or wiser than our
fathers and mothers.
Theiu 1110 somo thoughts and feelings
too saci til nnd tender to Ihj fully expressed
in words. Only God caii. know all that
jou liuvo dono for each of us from infancy
till now. Those who have known j'ou best
have loved and rovered you tho most.
Above till else that you have dono for
us. vvomizo your oxnmnlc. tho noblo and
unselfish lives Hiatyoli have lived befoul
us, which wero founded on and pervmled
by 11 living faith in God.
By example, muchiuuio tliaubj'piecept,
you linvo taught us to live for something
higher than what tho world counts sue
cess, mid to seek tho favor of God more
than tho priu'so of men. We thank jou
that you have thus taught us to he rather
than to Mtui, to abhor all Hint is fulso nnd
all that is soidid or b.tso: and to cultivate
charity, forbeai auce, humility und other
'Aiot thu l brur ttllhout nbu
1 In grauil nlil imiuv of gnllmin
llrfimtil by rvrry iluillou
And iollcil by all Ignoble utc "
Accept, dear parents, this imperfect ox
picbbiou of our grutitudo und lovo. May
last dnjs be j-oilr bent'dnj'P, and "nl
ido mny it bo light" aboilt jou till
"llnno !. duncril to jll'l (rnltlnn,
Fnllli I11 ulcht, nml inrth In llrivrn "
Tho nddrcs wns followed by the golden
wedding song. Next followed the poem
written lj- Hov. Jntnes M. Alexander, ad
dressed to tho honored pair.
'1 ho nllvory lirlfilitnrM of tho noon
drown rjolih 11 hit ho 1 vrntldo j
'1 ho Hitht of morn wns not ko briuht,
Ah pJorliH which in ovonhldo.
Vol hwooI wnndnvvn upon tho nlclit,
Iiovo'n onrliint plcniiin to klmlliiiK lirvrtx
Ailoir vvilh lluht not nil of onrth,
Alii with hrniiiH Qoil's lot 11 Itiiptrln.
Willi nniitlnl IIkIiIh pIiiiiio Hravon's lovo.
An from 11 lniniH hriht luht H nrino
Ono Ililliio, I In mi iiiiiifjlid rhrd ouoll.'ht
'lohtiiiKou onrth morn from thi'ftkio.
0'ir HonH, tnldit CiiHiHorn'H (oiiiM'ntii wild,
'Ihroiiuh mitrow'H kIikmii nnd juikiui nidht
It jHiuri ii tlio f'olilen nhnf In of lovo,
And flllrd tho rloudn with rnitilimv IIrIiI.
Midnt N'likulihv-i'fl Btnrlcni loom,
Whoro riKid tho ciitinihiil 'lxt',
llcnrnlli Knwnil'H liiiri'lliic; morn.
It Hindu tho dondly nhiulowR lloo.
Whoro throiiKli Wiiioll'H I'.ilrn vnln
'I ho isi ti t; t nu MrouniH in d irklioH.i llowed,
Whom o'tr tiilinliinliiiin'H hill
'llio BHctrnt cloiuU nf ni'H jionrcd.
Whoro Ioiik Wnllultii's "Wnlcrn I'oiir"
llnil mill); thrir tnlp of nnn(;o Htrlfi',
'IhoKo uiiiiulluu houiiH of cluor nml lovo
Hlird forth 11 llcjlit of Ilcvvcnlv life.
V.tc Ion", riililndhd liy II1I1 Unlit,
An I'lnncln lii'htid liy tho sun,
Kino orliK, nnd hom n lotlirm linkrd
In lovo, tin ir idouitiKclrciiitH tun.
Around thoio noon, nn circling 11100111
Atouiid llio oihiiif,' plniirtH Klonm,
Klilno tMi'iitviisht ulitnnirrini' ll(4hln
iMiu'.o rndmnt by llio vum lit bonin,
Nor do thu rircllnc Kturn nhovo
Moro Hwoitly Unlit our Iioivoii'h blnp,
'ilinu kIovv tlioim plcuinliiu ho irlH of lovo
Iu hcniiin furovcr wnrm und trim.
Ihrnurdi fifty voars, unqiioiiclird liy ntorms
Or waters wild, thi liRht lim nhono;
And now its iionrly inornliit! hcnniH
Oiiin tints of tlory from Und'H throne.
'ilinu li(ht nhovo, Hhlno through thin light
'1 liy golden clerics llotvoit horn :
Hliiim Hint tho ho uitioH of its 1 vo
Mny Im tho iliiwn of Ht'iiVLii'H morn.
After this enmo lemnrks congrntulatorj'
nnd reminiseont by the pastor at. Maknwao,
Hov. T. H. House, followed by praj'or; unci
this part of tho exercises was concluded
bj- tin original hong, written for tho occa
sion by Hov. J. M. Alexander, to tho tuno
of Auld Lang Syne, which was rendered
as a solo by Miss Sbeeley of tho Seminary,
tho children joining in tlio chorus.
Should life's lonspithwny ho forgot,
Which hiiiid in linnd w.ir trod
'IhrouRh Fifty jc.irs of wcdilid lovo,
ltv rncioiiH help of Ood,
Wl in bright nnd ttoldou uiom'rios Rhino
From dnjH of Anld lung Sjnu ?
With ntrt'iislh from old Kentucky Stnto
And lifiuty won from uluro
I low Busiiiiehiiunii'K wnttrs hricht,
lti;iiu thnt pnthwiiy fair;
Ami nuict nnd louder mem'rica nhino
From dnjH of Auld i itijt Syne.
Guided by holy 70 ii tint pitli
Led f.ir o or ocenn liluo,
Six months on Av'nck'n rocking deck
To id mils strnngn and now.
Ami long tho hrnrlH of lovo did piuo
For frioiulR of Auld Lniis huo.
Soon from OhIiu'h Rhores it led
'lo whero M.iriin sans grim
ARked tho llrnt child, to iu iko him King,
Or the fnrcitim; luru;
And Rtrnnuo nnd weird Homo incin'riea shino
From diiv s of Auld Ijuiig Sync.
AR.iin o'er Rcnfl it led lo (jivo
Wiuoli joy nnd hope,
To li-lit Lnliniiinlnim'H hill.
Anil hloin Wniluku'H Hlop" ;
And holy, bltshid luem'rioi nhino
From il.-ij s of Anld Ining S3 11c.
Iionu hns tho joyonn pnlliw ly boon
U'i r luiidn iiiiu ocn.iim hlno ;
And now itH wujhido Uow'ru of lovo
Yield fruitn of golden lino ;
Ant) ripor, rwi etcr blcRRincn slilno
Than thono of Anld ling byno.
While now tho trond of ngo grown wenk,
And gr.ij tho hrmvH enfold,
lltowiet und tender lev oof voulh
Hnnno'cr "grown dim or old;"
For now thu ho.irU moro vv.iruily Rhino
Hum 111 tho Anld Iiimg Sjno.
TI1.1t p.ith, when viowed through fifty yours,
Of c iro for children nine.
And holy tod for Hc.ivcii'h cihiro
"Steins all iraiisforimd" to Rhine,
For holy light did o'er oudiriuu
TlHuodays of Anld Iin; Syno.
Wo prnieo tho Iiord, vvhoi o li.md linn led
Ihroughnll thinrmtli of loio;
liong may ho lend thiotigh bcenes of cnrtU
And to tho Homo nhoie.
Where brighter joys will ever Rhino
Ulinn those of Auld Lnug Syno !
Then followed another service of a dif-
leni Kino, out most loucuing ami ueami
fill. It was the baptism, by tho honored
father, of his 28th and 29th grand-childrou,
11 son and 11 daughter of Mr. Homy T.
Hnldvvin nnd Hov. James M. Alexander
respectively. Tho initriaichnl old man,
tho lovol j childien, liis tender vvoids, tho
sweet consecration, was a spectacle that
moved nvorj" heart and appiopiiatelj
ciovned tho exeicises of this hnppj' daj'.
Congratulations were now in oulcr, and
many were the heaitj snakes nntl loving
words and t under wishes for health and
mosperity that wero Hhowoied on tho
honored couple by neighbors', friends,
guests, children und gi ami-children, young
Hofionhnionta followed. A tnble with
cloth diupcd in gold was loaded with
ovrything that the season afforded. Con
spicuous was a largo bride's loaf beauti
fully decorutcd with a golden monogram,
with the dntes lBItl nml 1881. This wns
flunked by two others of tho sumo kind,
while muueious frosted loaves bi ought up
tho lear with sandwiches, fruits, lemonade,
tea and colVeo in gilded cups, to all of
which ample justice was dono by tho
numerous guests, numbering over eighty.
During tho whole afternoon one great
centio of attraction was a table standing
near tho bridal coiner containing golden
presents fiom tho childien und their
Irionds. First was a gold watch for tho
houoied father, uu elaboruto nnd beautiful
pioio of woik, lichlj' chased on both
covers und bin mounted ou one side by nn
elegant moiiogiam of tho father's initials.
Ou thu insido was tho name, date and oc
casion. For the bride was also a ladies'
watch richly chased and ornamented, iulaid
e, like t
date, like tho other. This was accompanied
with u henvj' gold chain of lino woikmau
ship, lloth watches wero enclosed in rich
ami highly ornament oil canw, and wero us
perfect of their kind nsiould be found.
There was also a gqlden cano head for the
fnther, beautifully finished und lotteiod
with his initials. Another vuhiablu gift
was a iiair of nortinits of Mr. and Airs.
Alexander, life size, excellent likenesses.
They wero painted nt Wniluku, by Mrs.
Uilhiii, an uccomiilished 111 list fi 0111 Cali
fornia, sister of Mr. Jaiues Girvin. On nc
couut of tho difficulty of liuuspoitutioii
thu poititiits weio not brought.
The present from tho giuud-eluldren
consisted of 11 large photograph album in
velvet and gold, very beautiful, to, bo
filled with their pirtuies.
An engiossed cojiy of tho addresses nnd
pooum lead ou tlio occasion iu an
oru.uuented cover, with thu projxir numea
uutl dated was ulso pieseuUtl to tho
honored jwur ut tho close of the exercises.
It was not expected that preM'uts would
bo giveu uutsido of tho family; but tho
tnble coutuinod n considerable number of
art idea Uboful, ornumetitnl und elegant,
tuobtly gold, with bouio coins and pictures,
llm gifts of loving friends, present nnd
Among tho nnmes on tho accompanying
Mrs. Until. Hobron, Mr. nnd Mrs. P. .1.
Mrs. J. Cook, Phillips,
Mr. and Mrs. Camp- Mrs. Pogue,
bell, Mr.A.N. Prntt,
Mr. nnd Mrs. D. D. Mr. U. J. Lyons,
Ualdwin. Mrs. E. Weaver,
Mrs. Lowell Smith, Mrs. Widdilield,
Dr. nnd Mrs. Hyde, Mrs. J. Atherfon,
Miss U.K. Carpenter, Mrs. K. Cook,
Mrs J T Green, Mrs. Henry Cornwell.
As uvening drew on tho guests le
luctantlj' departed, and thus closed this
beautiful anniversary, the like, of which,
has not ocenred, wo beliove, in theso Is
lands, or among nny other of tho mission
families, though wo hear that a few days
only are wanting to complete tho 50th
nnnivoiHnry of tlio marriage of llov. 1).
Ii. Lyinnn of Hilo, nnother of tho Mission
Tho children, childron-in-lnwnnd grand
children of fnther nnd mother Alexnnder.
who 111 0 living, number forty-four, t hilly 01
whom wero present. The only death
among them in fifty years is that of ono
Our San Francisco Letter.
San TitANCiBCO, Oct. 19, 1881.
Kiiitou Satuisiiay Pkfkr: On September
19th a telegram announced Hint President
Onrficld died nt 10:35 p. m. of thnt dny.
Tim public mind wns iu n manner prepared
nnd it was expected. Hut whoa tho sml
news enmo tho wholo community was
sliockod ; tho nntioti wept and was stricken
down with grief ns if ho wero a near rolntivo
of each individual. This nntiounl disaster
will never Icivo tho minds of tho living.
Ho wns n great nnd noblo boing, mid his
Iorr is deeply felt by a Borrowing people.
He experienced great pain nnd sullbring
fiom tho dnj ho wns shot, Jnly 2nd, until
his lamcntnblo doath 79 days Inter, never
complaining nnd over trying to bo cheerful
to his wife nnd nttendnnts. All thnt medi
cal aid could do whb dono, hut his enso wns
always beyond tho roach of medicnl skill.
Tho stricken mid dolicnte vvifo was faithful
and hopeful to tho last, and accepted tlio
inevitable as n noblo woman.
Thcro wnB something wondorful in tlio
life of our President; at 14 vvorkingnt tho
cm pouter's bench, nt 1G n canal boatman,
at 18 a studont, nt 21 n teacher of a com
mon school, at 23 nt college, at 20 a grail
unto, nt 27 a tutor, at 28 the Principal of
Hiram Collcgo, at 29 a Stnto Scnntor.at 20
n Colonel of volunteers, nt 31 in activo
command of a brigade nnd tho lender of
victorious troops, nt 32 Major Goucrnl, at
33 in Congress, whero bo remained until ho
was -18 j cars of ngo, vvhon ho was clcctctl
to the United States Sennte ; at 49 received
tho Republican nomination for tho Prosi.
dency of tho United States, elected Chief
Mngistrnto at GO, five months nftcr ho had
Inkon his sont, shot by a murderous assib
sin July 2d, 1881 ; died Septomber 19th,
nnd was laid in his gravo Septomber 17th,
1881. His career shows thnt he was an
active and useful mon and his record nbovo
reproach, nnd not one blemish to mar tho
itcord of his life.
Very soon after his death wns known,
pcoplo commonccd to drape tho buildings
with the sable crabloms of death, and iiono
w cro too poor to show their respect for the
departed uuflornr. Orv tho morning nftor
his death overy pabliu building was in
mourning, nnd whon it wns known that
ho wns to bo buried on tho 27th of Sep
tember it wns decided to close all places of
business, which was done, and on tho morn
ing of thnt day such a procession was novcr
witnessed in this city before. Every So
ciety was rcpresouted, nnd it was very im
pieisivo ; tho mournful music of tho bauds
nude pcoplo feel sad. The funeral oration
wns mado in tho Mochnuic's Pavilion bj
Geo. A. McKnight. Thoto woro from fortj
to lift j thousand peoplo in tho procession.
The pcoplo have alrondy subscribed over
three hundred thousand dollars for tho bon
ed t of Mrs. Garfield, and thero is also a
fund being raised hero for s. monument.
In cvory city, villngo nnd town of tho
United States tho solemnities of tho occa
sion were observed with docorum. Guitenu,
tho President's dastardly absassin, still lives,
nnd somo of tho papers think it will bo dif
ficult to convict him, or at least to givo him
tho punishment ho deserves. I think tho
surest way is to turn him loose, ns I think
tbeio is no plnco iu tho world whero ho
would bo snfo or obtain shelter. Ho is to
be defended by his brother-in-law, Scoville,
nnd another lawyer. His plea will bo in
sanity. Thero have been several cases of youth
ful dsprnvity brought to the notico of tho
public that 1 think ought to bo investigated.
Think of this ! Fourteen young girls from
ten to fifteen years of ago wero arrested for
visiting one man's room for improper pur
poses, nud thoy all acknowledged it to
their parents. I also saw five boys chained
iu nn oxprcss wagon going along Kearney
street iu clmrgo of a policeman, and the
boys were from ton to twelve years of nge.
Now this state of affairs happens and ex
ists in a city that hns Hue schools, and
moro money paid out for schooling tban nny
cily of its size iu tho world. Is it possiblo
wo are giving too much ntteution Ut educa
tion, or is it tho right kind? It is n In.
mcutnblo nnd serious fact thnt there is more
lmi dotted depravity among tho rising gcu.
craliou hero than was over dreamed of,
Tho system of educatiou must be changed
or it will become necessary to build more
orisons. Most of tbo boys uro already rough
hoodlums and thieves of the worst kind,
and n largo portiou of the young girls are
iu n fair way to bo rained, aud I actually
helievo that it is our system of education
that docs it. Our system (is calculated to
degmdo labor. I ask why this should bo
so and no remedy baoffored( Every one
know s hero that a young girl after sho hns
received n good educatiou will not go out
to service ns a domestic, and young mon
vvnnt somo light employment that is not
manunl labor, The result is that wo nro
producing a worthless population, nnd giv
ing our labor to Chioeso nud European im
migrants. I believe tho wonlth and pros,
norilv of nnv country depends unou labor :
it U all there is in this world to make
wealth. Human hands must be kept busy
if any nation prospers.
I Imvo reid lately in the papers that four
boys, from 12 to 17, in Oakland, a low days
ngo knocked down a Chinaman nnd rubbed
him of $20. They were arrested, afterward
identified, and confessed ilio crime.
King Kalakana and suits arrived in this
cily on the 12th inst., and with tho excep
tion cf a few receptions of a private naturo
they have kept themselves from tho public,
nnd are resting afte their overland trip to
prepare for the voyage home by the stmr.
Australia on the 22nd.
Simultaneous with the arrival of tho
Ilojnl pirly iu tlio cily llio Vlirohich com
menced llio publication of a scries of arti
cles purporting to bo tho narrations of In.
borcis and others rccoutly employed upon
various plantations, who linvc ecnpod from
a bomlngo for which slavery is hut n mild
term. It is evident t lint llio Ctronicli)
pcoplo nro trying to mnko capital out of the
garbled 'stories of somo discontents, nnd
hns mndn no cllbrt to learn tho truth or
falsity of tlio Ktntotiicnls. They nppirently
think tho plnntciR liavo a skeleton iu their
closets that n commissioner or commission
ers appointed by this Gov eminent should bo
scut to investigate. This would bo tlio best
possiblo thing for llio vindication of tho
Islands, provided nnyoito gsvo errdenco to
the nsscrtioiiR of tlio black-mailing sheet.
The many froimls of Dr. J. G. Holland,
who nro in all ipinrteis of tlio firth whero
Sirlfnrr'n Jfnimhic is found, will icgrot
to lo.irn the sudden ilccntRO of Ibis woilhy
uinti on the 12th inst,, nt his houso in New
Voik, from hoirl disease, iu his GOth year.
A novel idea Ins lately cotno to light,
showing how to mnko n fbttuno with
out capital. The ptrtj that evolvod nnd
eonceived it was a mnn by the name of
Wnguor. Sumo thrco j'enrs ngo ho com.
meiiceil iiidisciimiiintu suits ngniust sorctat
htiiidud persons for vnt ions nmotuits, from
llftj- to two hundred nnd fifty dollnrs, nnd
ns ho had no claims agaiusl nnj of thopir
tics tlioy did not defend or answor, ns tho
fraud w or so bare-faced. Tho remit wns
that judgment in llio oases wero icndcird
by default, nud nftcr tho expiration of two
yoirs, when tho parties nnd cstntes wero
dnbnrred from nn appeal, ho hns commonccd
forcing nnd levying tlio executions nml hns
nlreadj- received sovcrnl thousand dollars,
nnd is boldly following nud working out
his rascally scheme.
Tlio MiisfcI Slough prisoners, ormnrtj-rs,
aro fieo and wero given n grand reception
nt Ilntiford, Tulnro County; it was n great
day there Tho singlo track milwuj' being
laid at that plnco had .1 very satisfactory
Thero liavo been Roveral very disastrous
fires hero lately, nnd in ono thrco mechanics
weio burned nlivo in daylight who returned
to tho burning mills to snvo a few tools.
Wo linvo bad qnito n stock boom lately.
Sierra Nevada ran up from $ 13.00 to $29.00
ill about a week, and dropped ngain ns
quickly. I think tho manipulators aro get
ting rcadj- for a big deal, at which somo
ono will bo piotty well cleaned up.
Thoie mo verj- few theatres running;
tbo business has almost played out, and tho
leason of it is that places like tho Tivelinud
Winter Gordons do such a largo business.
Evcrybodj' goes to tlio Tivoli. It is free
and easy. Ijidics do not object to their
better halves taking beer nud smoking.
I think it is bcciu.se they cin see them do
it. What stinngo inconsistencies thero nro;
on the Mnrkot street cars you cannot
smoke, oven uu the pi inform, while the la
die nt tbo Tivoli or Winter Gaidcu do not
object to smoke enough to smoko out n
1 suppose tho iicct cxcitablo news wo will
have will bo from Ireland, on ntt-uunt of
tho English Guvcrnmout arresting Pur
nt'll ; he has run longer than it wns
thought bo would.
Wo are having very cold worther ; what
do j-ou think of tho Central Pncifis having
to uso tlio snow plow already this season I
Tho gro.it boom that is coming now is
tho llailioud boom ; it has commenced al
Our Musical Monthly.
INote. It frequently hnnpenn that musical stn
donts conio across ntmctblii that is n-it nuitu
Uinr to thorn, thvruforu uu intend in thin dup.irt
nient to try nnd iinnwor nil questions aont to iu ro
hitins: lo mimic. Questions? should lio Bent in not
Inter than tho LDtli nf o.ich mouth, nccoiup.inioJ by
tho full uiinics of tho writers.
" Sct nrr the llns of nil tint klni;.
When Nature muale lireuthc ntisniiKlit,
But nuierjrt couM aoIco or Mrln;:
So trill) fthipe ourteii'lcri'nl lh"iislit.
Ak lu ii lo llro'BiUuijIn.-rlrii
Our Angers nuecp Him etrtnglcfta l)ri'!'
Music is n higher lovclution than science
Vieuxtcmps, tho great violinist, is dend.
Thcro is no brnnch of tho art in which
such absolute perfection is demanded of tbo
pel former ns iu piano foito playing, nnd
this perfection is veiy haul to lcnch.
A dramatic and musical piper in Huonos
Ayrcs has tho teirifyiug iiaiuo of " TAc
Tbo MeudolsHohii Qunrtetto Club, which
passed tbioiigh hero recently, is making -a
gioat suicoss iu tho Colonics.
A Hums musical festival wns lately hold
nt Kilmniiiock, Scotland. Tho guests num.
bored eight hundred, nnd seven of tho six
teen numbers ou tlio piogrnmine woro songs
by llnrni. Hums' statue wns clowned with
a wreath of holly. Tweuty-livo thousand
poisons were pioscut.
Tho present Cznr of Russia, whilo Hoir
Appniont, hud a musical society in his
ImIiico, to which only officers of tbo Guard
lolouged. They formed mi oi chest rn, to
which tbo Czaiovich played tho tuba.
Many nnimnl.1 enjoy music. Tho fond
ness ot tho camel for mnrio is n well at
tested fact, nml when tbo Arabs vvnnt to
get exit a woik out of these nnimnls they
piny bright and cliceiful oils upon some
favorite instrument. Blows nro of no avail,
but musiu spurs tho nuimiil to exertion.
A Quistio.v or SuiM'LV. Parish Clerk
(at vestry meeting on thoqucstion of oignu
b.ovver's salary, the Hector in tho chair):
"You sco, sir, it isn't ns if thero was only
tho hymns, but thcio's tho comin' iu anil
tho goiu', nud thu 'spouses, and tbo Psalms
tnko a won'erful do.d of wind," Punch.
Qumioss and An'swlus.
R. What is rt scnlo m music, nud bow
many chords aro there?
ANS. A scale is a musical laddor, nnd
consists of an uninterrupted nscending or
descending succession ot notes or tones,
generally understood toexcend at least ono
octave. There aro live scales, viz : tho ma.
jor, the harmonic minor, tho intlodic minor,
the mixed minor, nud thu cbru ninths; though
ono of I lute, tho mixed minor, is ion liy but
a combination of two others. Thero uro
interrupted scales, hero aud thero it note
being omitted, which aio thercfuro incom
plete, nud bcui'Q to be reckoned in tbo list.
Thu following is tho specification of the
now urgan which has just arrived for St.
Aiidruw'a Cathedral. It wits mnde iu Hus
ton, Mass., nt a cost of 81,800, and will be
a very powerful instrument.
OUt'AT OKGAX, 58 NOTES.
1, Hourdon, 16 feet, wood.
2. Open diapasou, 8 feet, metal.
ii. Dulciann, 8 feet, metal.
4. Melodia treble, 4 feet, wood.
5. Stop Diapason bass, H feel, wood.
6. Principal, 4 feet, metal.
7. Flute, 4 feet, wood.
8. Twelfth, 2r; feel, metal.
9. Fifteenth, 2 feet, tnctnt.
10. Trumpot bnss, 8 feet, metal.
11. Trumpet treble, 8 feet, metnl.
8ivri.li oiioan, C8 .voTrs,
12. Violin dinp-uon, 3 feet, rnotnl.
13. Solicionnt, 8 feet, metnl.
14. Stopped dhpi8on froble, 4 feet, wood.
IC. Stopped diapason bvss, 8 foot, wood.
10. Kin to hnrinoniqiic, 4 feci, motnl.
17. Principal, 4 feet, metnl.
18. Mixture, 2 ranks, metnl.
19. Oboe treble, 4 feel, metnl.
20. JJossooti hiss, 8 ftot, metal.
PKIItf, oimA.v, 27 NOTFS.
21. Donblo open diapason, 10 foot, wood.
22. Hourdon, 10 feet, wood.
23. Swoll to great,
21. Gioat lo pedal.
25. Small to pedal.
27. Hollows signal.
Thero will nlso bo 4 composition pedals
which nro worked by the feet. Tbo total
number of pipes in tho orgnn will bo 1,028.
Tho organ will prubibly bo blown by wntor
ItUt.ES I 'Oil Musicias.
ir An ndmirnblo work on mnsio is tint
by Thobiiilt, "Ou tlio Purity of Musienl
Science." Head it often ns you grow older.
10. Should you henr nu organ ns you
pass n church go in nud listen to it. Should
you rcceivo permission to sent j'oursolf at
tho instrument, try your fingors nnd won
dcr nt tho mightj- power of music.
17. Neglect no opportunity to prnctico
tho org in. Thcro is no instrument which
so clearly betrays incorrect composition nnd
lock of iicntncss in execution ns tho orgnn.
18. Sing often in choruses, particularly
tho medium parts. This tnnkos j'ou musical.
10. Hut what, then, docs musical mean ?
You nro not so if, with your cj'es anxiously
fixed upon tho notes, yon piny your pieco
through laboriously. You nro not so if
(should nnj' ono turn over two pigcs nt
once) you come to n stop nnd cannot con.
tiuuo. Hnt yon nro so if j'ou can forosco
what is coming in n now piece, and remem
ber ono that is known to you ; in a word,
when you liavo music not onlj- in j'our fin
gers but in j-our head and hoart also.
20. Novor cito who listens when you
21. Alwnys ploy as though a master
22. When nnyono puts a composition be
fore j'ou for tho first time, road it over first,
thnt j'ou m.'ij bo nblo to play it.
23. When you feel tired nftcr your day's
music-work is dono, do not attempt to con
tinue. It is better to rost than to work on
without pleasure or nnimntion.
Primitivo Methods in the Old and New
nrronT nr consul, scnuoos or cantos, cntvA.
Tho points of identity between tho artis
tic forms of peoplos living in countries
widely soparate, under ciicumstunces di
verse, nnd often unconscious of each other's
existence, nro sometimes very striking.
Perhnps they nro tho moro so becnuso gen
erally thought to bo exceptional. The
mummies of Porn nnd Egypt nro familiar
examples. So of tho sepulchral mounds of
tho Ohio nnd Tenncssco Vnllcys nnd those
iu many parts of China. So, too, of tho
fragments of pottery exhumed from tho
ruins of nn extinct civlizntion in Central
America nnd tboso found iu somo parts of
Ccntrnl nud Southern Asia.
Mj personal observations in China lead
mo to suspect that such identities, in forms
nnd appliances of nit, mo much moro num
erous than is generally supposed. Nor aro
they confined, ns some suppose, to pre
historic periods. Tnko tho common hand
loom, for exnmplo. It hns been in com
mon uso iu China from time immemorial.
And j'ct, ns lespccts mechanical form nnd
appliances, it is identical with that used iu
Eastern Tcnncssco nnd Western North
Caiolina. Or, in other words, it is pre
ciselj what our Colonial ancestors used iu
tho Atlantic settlements neatly thrco cen
turioR ngo. I linvo bton uuablo to detect
tho slightest difference, cxrept ns to tho
stylo and finish of workmanship. Thcro is
thu same system of beams and treadle
loverR; tbo snmo complicated gearing for
opening tbo wob to rcceivo tho woof; tho
same distending brnces for picsorviiig tho
uiiifuiui width of tho fabric; tho snmo
swinging baton, with reed or sloj of bnm
boo splits, for driving tho woof; tho same
loaded shuttle, muvnblo spool; tho same
parallel cylinders, ono forgiving off the
web, tbo other for receiving the newly,
mado cluth. All tho silk fnbiics, including
tho finest satins of Chinco manufacture,
nio woven on theso primitive looms; nud
it will probably bo n full hnlf century to
coma buforo any other method will ho oon
considered, much less ndopltd, by this con
Our pioneer nncestors probnbly inherited
this rude contrivnuco frwi their Hmopinii
piugciiiturs. Hut whoro did tho Chinoso
obtain it ? Thero is not oven a reasonable
conji'cluio tint it had either a European
origin in China or n Chiueso origiu in
It is gonernllj' known to educated mon
thnt tho notarial instrument still in uso iu
our common school is nearly identical
with the utmciis of tbo old Humans. That
may bo accounted for. We uwo much of
our civilization to tho lnnd of tho Cie-uirs.
Hut how do we account for tlio fact tint
this arithmetical contrivance hns beon iu
common uso in China for nt least twenty
two conttiriosP Wo cm bnidly nssumo
that it had a common origin vvilb the two
peoplos, been n so thoy had no knuwlcdgo of
each othor's existenco bofuio tho timo of
Justinian. Moirover, thoso adventurous
monks who stolo ilio silk cocouns and con
veyed them to ilio Roman Kmperor in
bamboo walking bticks wero surprised
beyond mensuro to sco this instrument iu
common use among a peoplo thcu unknown
to the world. Now, if vro substitute n
series of knotted threads for the delicate
wiros and polished wooden or ivory bulbs
of tbo ofaciiK, wo have n near approximn.
lion to the arithmetical contrivance of tbo
niicicnt Peruvians. The principlo is exactly
Every one who has traveled in South
America is acquainted with tho Qnientuii
method of spinning cotton aud hemp. It
mny lie witnessed almost auywbere in tbo
A odes. A small tapering spindle with a
largo rim or stay, which it likuwiM tb
balanc wheel, is tbo only macbiaary bm4.
The motive power is the tbumb a4 fej.
finger of the right hand, the other band
being tbe distaff. The Indian woman of
the plateaus will thus spin and reel ber
household fabric a she tripe along, bare
foot nud merrily, to somo neighboring pir
ish or market town. I was quite aston
ished when I first witnessed precisely tho
svmo thing in ono of tho interior districts
of China. Thcro wns not tho slightest dif
ference. Tlio idonlity was porfect both na
to tho conlrivnnco itself nnd tho doxtoroun
modo of operating it. That tho aborigines
of tho Andes did not get this from thoir
Spinish conquorcrs is well known, nor
could they havo obtained it from llio Chi
nese, and it is les probvblo still thnt tho Ghi
noso should havo obtained it from them.
) It is gonornlly admitted, I beliove, by
,f'ioso who hnvn paid much nttcnlion to tho
subject lint tho mnnufneturo nnd uses of
paper, ns nlso tho printer's art wasinviutcd
by our nnccMorR of Northorn Huropo
several centuries nftcr it lnd been in com
mon uso iu Obinn. And yet thero lite
never been a suspicion, nt leant so fnr ns I
know, Hint Knnst nnd Gutfcnborg recoived
nny hints from China. They wero prob
ably not nwnrs thnt such a peoplo existed.
Our European ancostorn got tho mar
iner's compisn from tlio Arnbs, who claim
its invention. JJnt tho mngnotio needle, or
something corresponding to it, hod boon in
uso among tbo Chinese centuries beforo
the Arab nud tbo Celestial wero nvrnro of
each ollinr's existenco.
In tlio tipper vnlloy of tho Ynnlszo, in n
locality- unfrequented by foreigners, I onco
saw a rustic unking n tub. Thoprocoss wna
identical with tint witnessed many times
in tho mountain districts of Eastern Ton
ncssec, and the mechanical appliances and
implements, however dissimilar in nppenr
onco, wero exactly tbo samo as to principle.
The only roil diirorcnco wns that tlio Ten
ncssccati used his native rcdar nnd whilo
oak, whereas tho Chinaman mado every
thing staves, hend piece, hoops, and all
of his native bamboo.
It was near tlio same plnco thnt I saw
somo Chinese peasants making ropo by a
process, nnd with npplinnccs familiar to
every ono who hns over visited tho monu
tnin districts of Virginin nnd Tcnncssoo.
'I here wns tho samo system of rudely con
structed cranks, with spindlo points piss
ing through n perforated board; thus
securing uniformity of rovolntion, whereby
tho strands woro twisted propnratory to
plaiting. At tbo opposite end was tbo
smglo crank or windlass, to tho spindlo of
which tho divtrgfng strands wero fnstoncd.
It was in liko mnnner secured to nu up
right post set in n heavy slab or log, ono
end resting upon ground pnllcys, tho other
dragging heavily on tho ground, so ns to
keep tho strands well distended. Thou
thero wns tho snmo thrce-pronged stick,
used by tho plaitcr for adjusting tho plait
at tho propor nnglo ; nnd whan tho ropo
was finished, it was in liko manner drnwn
rapidly aud tightlj' across a convenient
post or sapling to provent it from curling
into knots or "kinks." Tho snmo process
nnd the samo npplinnces might hnve beon
witnessed nniong tho samo early tobacco
planters of Virginia in Queen Elizabeth's
Tho modo of thrashing nnd winnowing
grain in tbo agricultural districts of Chinn,
is precisely that still iu use in somo of tho
remote mountain counties of Western
North Carolina. Tho flail is nearly identi
cal. Tho process of separating the grain
from tho chaff is precisely tho snmo.
Thcro is tho samo circular sievo suspended
from tho tups of thrco woodon sticks
securely braced ngniust each other so ns to
form a kind of tripod. Tho sievo is oscil
lated by two smnll boys, by means of ropes
fastened to tbe opposite sides. Tbo wind
blasts aro mado by swinging a hlicot of
cloth iu n semicircle, two stnlwait men
holding opposite upper corners and sides.
These mo only a few of tlio mnny coinci
dences that bnvo fnllon under my personal
observation. Doubtless they scorn very
trivinl, and if this dispatch should rcceivo
moie than n hasty glance, and tho usual
acknowledgment, unaccompanied by nn
intimation ihnt its placo iu tho archives of
tlio Dcpiilment might bo occupied by
papers of moro practical intorcst, I shall bo
somewhat dNnppointod. Nevertheless, to
my miiid, thej'nro not without significance
On tbo contrnrj-, they are, as I conceive,
very liltlo less suggestive than tboso
belonging to n prehistoric age. And wo
know that such identities, iu tho external
forms of nrt, when discovered by somo
antiquary, amid llio ruins of extinct civiliza
tion, never fiil to excite discussion. Ono
elnss of inquire! s, reasoning iudticivcly,
have no difficulty iu reaching the conclu
sion that nil such identities iu nit had a
common origin iu Asia Minor. Another
class, re.iboiiing induetvcly, ns easily reach
just tho opposito conclusion, nnmoly, that
mini is indigenous to tbo soil be inhabits.
Hut wo know I lint nothing has been proven
ou cither side beyond tbe fact (admitted iu
tbo pieinies of buth) thnt different races
nnd peoples, however di verso as to territory
nud civilization, possess much iu common.
Nor docs nu intelligent belief iu tho unity
of tlio human race necessarily prosupposo
tbo ncieptonco nf cither theory hero alluded
to. Kor tbo advocates of both may unite
in tho conclusion that thero exists n com
mon soiirco of inspiration, peculiar to no
ono nice or locality, and which oporates by
tixid nud unifuim laws throughout tho
eutiie roilm of mind, whether iu China or
North America, whether in Palestine or
1'eiu, and whatherin year 1831 or thou
sands of years before
William h. Scnuoos, Cuiutil.
Uxmil STAttS CONSULATK.
Canton, .Mny 2, 1881.
Tho Americans are nu ingenious people.
Finding lint the boxes iu which Ameriian
apple weio sent in such Inigo quantities to
Knglnnd wero nfUrward of litllo use, they
iiuw pack the apples in colli tm, which turn
maud a lcidy bale.
" What shall I toll peoplo who nslc
whether j'ou aro ong.iged "' said a young
lady nl tho dinner utile to a somewhat to.
ceuiiio theological student at Audover,
"Tell them that you don't know," was the
A mercenary littlo boy overhaul a cqn
rcrlioii between his parents concerning a
wedding that was soon lo come oil', nnd
recalled tho subject nl tho breakfast tsblo
the next morning by asking the following
questions ; " Papa, what do you want to
givo tho bride away for P Can't you toll
Joiquin Miller told n Hub interviewer
that " everybody in New York Is selfish
and jealous," but in Hoaton, " be finds u
tinement even among boot-blacks." We
alwoya knew tkit tbe Bettoa boot-black a
paiaeaied abiauig qualities, M well a abili
ij to poliak tbe UMUnUsdieg of others.
Ae4 another, tUur;. in their favor tbey
don't ma) Jeequha'a poetry. Thep prefer
"Tbe Dieet4oaof tbe Potentiality of a
Atom," or aoaie otbar light and iBitBMiiva)
literature of thai kind. Ayr, Htr,
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