The British Medical Association, moved by the outcry against the use of alcoholic drinks, and wishing for some definite and reliable information as to the infiuence of alcohol on the duration of life, appointed a commission not long ago to gather statistics in the premises. , The observations made included 4234 cases of deaths in five classes of individuals,and here are the results in the average age attained by each case: Total abstainers, 51 years and 1 month; moderate drinkers, 68 years and month; occasional drinkers, 59 years and 2 months; habitual drinkers,57 years and 2months; drunkards, 58 years and J month. It appears that moderate drinkers live longer than anybody else, and total abstainers are the shortest lived.
ORIGIN OF DAYS OF WEEK.
Sunday—Day of the sun. Monday—Day of the moon. Tuesday—F^)m Tiw,the god of war.
Wednesday—From Woden,the god of storms. Thursday—Dan.Thor,the god of thunder. Friday—Day of Fria, goddess of marriage. Saturday—Day of Saturn,the god of time.