HOW CAN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT BEST RAISE ITS REVENUES ?
EX-UNITED STATES SPECIAL COMMISSIONER OF REVENUE, ETC.
DAVID A. WELLS
THE President of the United States, in one of his recent speeches, was reported as saying: "I can imagine nothing more important than a revenue system that will provide money enough to run the Government. We have not had enough money to run this Government for the past three years, under a false system of political economy.
THE primal motive of science is to regulate the conduct of life. This is in a sense its ultimate end, for it is the first and the last function of the senses and the intellect. If science has any message to man, it is expressed in these words of Huxley:
THE color of the skin has been from the earliest times regarded as a primary means of racial identification. The ancient Egyptians were accustomed to distinguish the races known to them by this means both upon their monuments and in their inscriptions.
IF the law of reversion holds true of physical life, it holds equally true of industrial life. Under its operation is revived the career of institutions as indicative of conditions long passed away as any deformity that may once have saved from extinction a, race of brutes.
EXPERIMENTS ON THE PHYSIOLOGY OF ALCOHOL, MADE UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE COMMITTEE OF FIFTY.
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF PHYSIOLOGY, CLARK UNIVERSITY.
C. F. HODGE
IT may be well to call to mind the title of this paper, which is experiments upon the physiological influence of alcohol. We purpose to adhere closely to "experiments" and to "physiology." Dogs could be killed in a few minutes, or a few days or months, by sufficiently large doses of alcohol.
(HAVING shown how all astronomical discovery, concluding with spectrum analysis, points to a similarity of constitution in the earth and the heavenly bodies, M. Janssen continues:) All this whole forms a single family, the members of which have a common genesis and have been formed with the destiny of becoming worlds like ours.
IT is a familiar observation with people who have reached middie age that their chronological conception of their own time is often far more defective than their chronological conception of written history in which they have not themselves participated.
THE relations of ants with aphides and other insects have been studied by several authors, and constitute a field of interesting observation. The best known are those with the aphides and the cochineals, from which ants derive a food of honeydew.
THE language of criminals—the argot of Paris, the “ patter ” of London—has been carefully investigated by numerous writers, with very variant results. Its origin is difficult to explain. Criminals, say many authors, have found it necessary to adopt a technical language for their own protection, that they may be able to converse in public without being understood.
THE Roman Catholic priesthood of the present century bears upon its rolls the names of several men who have distinguished themselves in scientific research ; among them are those of two who were eminent in the study of solar physics. One of these was Father Secchi, of Rome ; the other was Father Perry, S. J., who for several years maintained the position of Stonyhurst College and Observatory as a leading institution in the investigation of the sun spots, the aurora borealis, electric and magnetic currents, and the phenomena associated or supposed to be associated with them.
THERE are two very sharply contrasted views of the conditions on which national prosperity depends, and we do not know how they can be better described than by naming them the scientific and the unscientific view, respectively. The scientific view of this and of every subject takes its start from Nature and the operation of natural law.
THE object of the Ancient Ideals of Mr. Henry Osborn Taylor * is to present a new historical survey of the mental and spiritual growth of mankind in the light of the recent progress of historical research and the modifications of opinion that have been occasioned thereby.
Mr. R. P. Holleck's recent book was not written for scientists, and scientists as such will find nothing in it.* The author undertakes merely to make a practical application of the results which others have attained by patient investigation.
The Library of Prof. Du Bois-Reymond. —The library of the late Prof. Emil Du BoisReymond, a collection of extraordinarily high value, is for sale by Gustav Fock, Neumarkt 40 and Magazingasse 4, Leipzig, Saxony. It comprises more than fourteen thousand volumes and pamphlets, nearly all the books being bound, while the smaller writings are mostly arranged in collecting boxes, partly alphabetically and partly systematically.
Ayres, Alfred. The Verbalist, 132. Bailey, L. H. The Nursery Book, 565. — The Survival of the Unlike, 708. Bardeen, C. W. Common School Law, 279. Bedell, Frederick. The Principles of the Transformer, 563. Bell, Alexander Melville. English Visible Speech in Twelve Lessons, 564.