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WEEKLY EDmO^ WIXySBORO, S. C.. WEDNESDAY. NQYEMBER 9. 1881 ESTABLISHED IN 1848. -fY
THE BLACK ROBE. I BY X7ILKIE COLLINS. * ?AUTHOR OF? "THE 'WOJIAST IN" WEIT2," " THE M00> STONE," " AFTER DARE," "jfO N'AME," " MAX AST> WIFE," "THELAW ANU r THE LADY," "THE NEW HAGDALES," ETC., ETC. CHAPTER XI.? (CONTTSTTED ) Lady Lorlng found Miss Eyrecourt ii ner own room. The little portrait ol liomayne which she had 'drawn froir recollection lay on the tabic before her. She was examining it with the closest attention. " Well, Stella, and what does the portrait tell you?" " "What I knew before, Adelaide. There is nothing false and cruel in that ^ face." "And does the discovery satisfy yoxi? For my part I despise Fiomayne for hiding himself from us. Gin you excuse him ?' Stella locked up the portrait in her writing-case. "I can wait," she said, s. quietly. This assertion of patience seemed to irritate 'Lady Loring. "What is the matter with you this morning?" she asked. " You are more reserved than ever." "No; I am only out of spirits, Adelaide. I can't help thinking of that meeting with "Winterfield. I feel as if some misfortune was hanging over my head." "Don't speak of that hateful man!" her ladyship exclaimed. "I have something to tell vou about Eomavne. Are you completely absorbed in your presentiments of evil, or do you think you can listen to me ?" Stella's face answered, her. Lady * Loring described . tlio interview with ifajor Hynd ia the minutest detail? including, by the way of illustration, the major's manners and personal appearance. " He and Lord Loring," she added, "botn think that Komayne will never hear the last of it, if ho allows r these foreigners to look to him for money. Until something more is known about them, the letter is not to be forwarded." "I wish I had tho letter!" cried Stella. "Would you send it to the bankers?" " Instantly! Does it matter whether these poor French people are worthy of Romayne's generosity? If it restores his tranquillity to help them, who cares whether they deserve the help ? They are not even to know who it is that assists them?Homayne is to be their unknown friend. It is he, not they, whom we have to think of?his peace of mind is everything; their merit is nothing. I say it's cruel to him to keep him in ignorance of what has happened. "Why didn't you take the letter away from Major Hynd T " Gently, Stella! The major is going to make inquiries about the widow and children when he returns to London." "When he returns!" Stella repeated, indignantly. ""Who knows what the poor wretches may be suffering in the intervr.1, and what Itomayne may feel ii ? he ever hears of it? Tell me the address aga:il?it was soaewaaB m jLAuugi/uu, you said." "Why do you want to know it?" Lady Loring asked. "You are not going to write to Itomavne yourself?" "I am going to think before I do * anything. If you can't trust my discretion, Adelaide, you have only to say ?>!" It was spoken sharply. Lady Loring s reply betrayed a certain loss oi temper on her side. "Manage your own affairs, Stella; I have done meddling with them." Her unlncky visit to Eomayne at the hotel 1 11 1-: - ~c /> naa oeen a suvjecu ui ms^uvc uc the two friends, and this referred to it. "You shall have the address,'' my lady added, in her grandest manner. She wrote it on a piece of paper and left the room. Easily irritated, Lady Loring had the merit of being easily appeased. That " meanest of all vices, the vice of sulkf^\ iness, had no existence in her natnre. Ir > five minntes she regretted her little outr bnrst of irritability. For five minutes more she waited on the chance that Stella might be the first to seek a reconciliation. The interval passed and nothing happened. " Have I really offended ber?" Laaj x? Loring asked herself. The next moment she was on her way back to Stella. The room was empty. She rang the bell for the maid. " Where is Miss Evreconrt?" - " Gone ont, my ladj." " Did she leave no message?" " No, my lady, she went away in t great hurry." Lady Loring at once drew the conclu sion that Stella had rashly taken th< affair of the General's family into he: own hands. Was it possible to say hov this most imprudent proceeding micrhl i< en.l? After hesitating and reflecting J and hesitating again. Lad." -Loriug',' anxiety got beyond her conirol. Sh< 'Jt MI -not only decided on following Stella bnt'in the excess of her nervons appre J hension, she took one of t-hu vaen-ser [ I vants with her in case of emergency. chapter xrr. ?ran genet: yl's family. Ik Not always remarkable for arriving a fe k jnst coiiclu^i-ms. Lady Loving ha< drawn the right inference this time Stella had stopped the Urst cab iha v. (i r\f% r>r\r\ Ayvaot&A tV> A I. XiCX, UA*VVVVX? v.. . . ~ K. to Camp's Hill, Islington. Tlio aspect of the miserable litll J7 street, closed at one end, and swarm I; ing with dirty children quarreling ove 7 their play, daunted her for the momenl ^ Even the cabman, drawing up at th j entrance co the street, expressed hi opinion tiiui it was a queer sort of plac for a voung lady to ventur , into alone Stella thought of Romayn. Her fin persuasion that shy was helping him t perform an act of mercy, which was (t his mind) an net of atonement as wel roused her courage. She boldly aj proached the open door of No. 10, an knocked on it with her parasol. The tangled gray hair and grimy fac of a hideous old woman showed then : selves slowly, .it the end of the passage, ! rising from the strong-smelling obscnr| itv of the kitchen regions. j t: What do jon want?" said the half| seen witch of the London slums. I ' jjoes .uauam -uaruiac live nere: j Stella asked. ! "Do you mean the foreigner?" ^ <t V/v. M ICS. ! " Sccond floor." "With those instroci tions, the upper half of the witch sank ! and vanished. j Stella gathered her skirts together, | and ascended a filthy flight of stairs foi j the first tirae in her life. Coarse voices, shameless language, j gross laughter behind the closed doors j of the first floor hurried her on her way ? ! to the rooms on the higher flight. Here [ : there was a change for the better?here, at least, there was silence. She knocked at the door on the landing cf the second lloor. A gentle voice answered, in French, "Entrez;" then quickly substituted theEoglish equivalent, " Come in." Stella opened the door. The wretchedly furnished room was | scrupulously ciean. women, m 1 dresses of coarse black stuff, sat at a small, round table, working a'i the same picce of embroidery. The elder of the two rose when the visitor entered the room. Her worn and weary face still showed the remains of beauty, in its finely-proportioned parts?her dim eyes rested on Stella with an expression of piteous entreaty. "Have you come for the work " # 9 madam?" she asked, in English, spoken with a strong foreign accent. "Pray forgive me ; I have not finished it yet." The second of the two workwomen SUUUUU1V 1UWMII up. She, too, was wan and frail; but her eyes were bright; her movements still preserved the elasticity cf youth. Her liKeness to the elder woman proclaimed their relationship even before she spoke. "Ah! it's ray fault!" she burst out passionately in French. " j??ras hungry and tired, and I slept longer than I ought. My mother was too kind.^o wake me and set me to work.-"""! am a selfish wretch, and my mother is an angel!" She dashed away the tears Withering in her eyes, and proudly, fiercely, resumed her work. Stella hastened to reassure them the moment she could make herself hoard. Indeed, I have nothing to do with :lie work," she said. speaking: in French, so that they mightthe more readily understand her. "Icame here, Madame Maviilac?if yon will nr:t be offended with me for plainly owning ii?to offer yon some little help." " Charity?" asked the daughter, looking up again sternly from her needle. " Sympathy," Stella answered, gently. The girl resumed her work. " I beg your pardon," she said; "I shall learn to submit to my lot in time." ?- i i_t Tiio quio:, inn^-simerms moiuer placed a chair for Stella. " Yon have a kind, beautiful fac<% Mis*," s]ie said, " and I am sure you "will make allowances for ray poor girl. I remember the time when I was as quick to feel as she is. Mav I ask how you came to hear of us?" ,!I hop y.v.t will excuse mp," Steiia replied. ' I am not at liberty to an STVor tiiar question. Hie mother said nothing. The | daughter asked sharply. " Why not?" Stella addressed her answer to the mother. " I come from a person who desires to he of service to you as an unknown friend," she said. The wan face of the widow suddenly brightened. "Oh!" she exclaimed, " has my brother heard of the General's death, and has he forgiven me my marriage at last?" " No, no!" Stella interposed; "I must not mislead you. The person whom I i represent is no relation of yours." Even in spite of this positive asser tion, the poor woman held desperately , to the hope that had been roused in her. ' The name by which you know me may mislead you," she suggested, anxiously. " My late husband assumed the name in his exile here. Perhaps if I told , you " ( Tlie daughter stopped nor tnere. "My dear mother, leave tliis to me.:* , The widow sighed resignedly, ar.-d 10 ; sumed'her work. "Madam Marillac will do very well as a name." the girl t continued, turning to Stella, "until we ? knov.- something more of each other. I , suppose yon are wel! acqxiainted with . t ie person whom von represent?" " Certainly, or I should not be here." "You know the person's family con nections, in that case, and von can say ' for certain whether they are French con aections or not ?" "1 can say for certain," Stella an' swered, " that they are English connections. I represent a friend who feels kindly toward Madame Marillac; iOthing more." " You see, mother, yon were mistaken. ? Bear it as bravely, dear, as yon have be: -e other trials." Saying jthis very - ten..t?riy, she addressed herself once ; moru to Stella, without attempting to i .conceal the accompanying change in her j manm-i to coldness and distrust. "One l ! -rd-iinTf" RIIA Raid. ll UA U9 XUUOU oyvvku ~ , "Oar fi-vy friends aro nearly as poor s as we a > ..., and they are all French. I ; tell yen positively that we have no , English frn-nds. How has this anony mous benef for been informed of our - poverty? You are a stranger tons? you cannot hu/e gives the information?"' Stella's eye=? were now opened to the awkward position in which she had j. placed herself. S;:e met the difficulty j boldly, still uphi-.d by the conviction that she was servug a purpose clier* ished by Itomayne. "You liad good rca=on3 no d^ubt, ?. _ -1 ~ C 7 ^ or?r'tc.irl rmiT IJIUUwLLUISCJUVJj ?> ixtJU j v c* iv,vv?. v ? mother to conco.il her true name," she rejoined. "Be just enough to believe r that your 4 anonymous benefactor* has k good reasons for concealment, too." e It was well said, and ifc encouraged g Madame Marillac to take Stella's part. e 44 My dear Blanche you speak rathe; u harshly to this good young lady," sh< a said to her daughter. 44 You have onh 0 to look at her to cee that she meaD: o well." I, ; Blanche took up her needle agaii >- with dogged submission. d ; 44 If we are to accept chanty, mother ! I should like to know the hand tha ? : gives it," she answered. "I will saj i"! no more." , " When you are as old as I am, my | desfr," rejoined Madame Marillac, ''you r j will not think quite .so positive as you a ! think now. I Lave learnt some hard r ! lessons," site proceeded, turning to I 1 Stella, "and I hope I am the better for s them. My life has not been a happy * one?" " " , 8 "Your life "fins boon a martyrdom !" 3 , ; said the girl, breaking out again in ^ : | spite of herself. "Oh, mv father! my E father!" She pushed aside the work * I and hid her face in her hands. . | The gentle mother spoke severely for ^ j the first time. I I "Respect your father's memory!" I , | she said. Blanche trembled and kept c . silence. "I have no false pride," ! Madame Marillac continued. "I own r that we are miserably poor; and I thank * you, my dear young lady, for your kind s intentions toward xis, without cmbar- s rassing you by any inquiries. We man- F age to live. While mv* eyes last our ^ work helps to support us. My good ^ eldest daughter has some employment n as a teacher of music, and contributes e her little share to assist our poor house- s hold. I don't distrust you ; I only say, u W ns trr n littlfi longer if we cannot fc help ourselves." v Slie had barelv pronounced the last * words when a startling interruption ? led to consequences which the persons 8 present had not forsecn. A shrill, wail- ^ ing voice suddenly pierced through the s' flimsy partition which divided the front c room and the back room. "Bread!" cried the voice; "I'm ? hungry. Bread! bread!" ^ The daughter started to her feet. k " Think of his betraying us ut this moment !" she exclaimed, indignantly. rTl>r> Yn/->Hif.r men in cilonoA fl.nfl flllArAd ^ a cupboard. Its position was opposite to the place in which Stella was sitting. ^ She saw two'or three knives and forks, some cups and saucers and plates, and 5 a folded tablecloth. Nothing else ap- x peared on the shelves; not even the stray crust of bread for which the poor ^ woman had been looking. (:Go, my dear, and quiet your brother," she said, and closed the cupboard-door aga;n as patiently as ever. ^ Blanche left them. Stella opened *T her pocketbook as the door closed. * ? - ? - - 113 " for G-od's sake, take something!" 0] 3he cried. " I offer it with the siucerest respect ?I offer it as a loan!"' iQ Madame Marillac gently signed to Stella to close the pocketbook again. ^ " That kind heart of yours must not bo distressed about trifles" she said. " The baker will trust us until vo got jthe money for our work, and my liaughter knows it. "If you can toil me jr nothing else, my dear, will you tell me 0j rnnv (51in?tiau name? it is r);iinhd to i * ~ ~ # * ci me to speak to you quite as a straa- ^ ger." m Stella at once complied witli the ST request. Madame Mariliae smiled as 1 4 1 * 111 she repeated ine name. "There is almost another tie between ^ us," she said. " We have your name in France?it speaks with a familiar sound to me in this strange place. Dear Miss ^ Stella, when my poor bey startled you by that cry for focd, he recalled to mo the saddest of all my anxieties. When . I think of him, I should be tempted, if / my better sense did not restrain me vr_ i t l i T i>o: no: put uauii ui? puuivei/uuyii.. j. am incapable of tlie shameless audacity 1 of borrowing a sum of money which I could never repay. Let me tell yon 01 what my trouble is and you will understand that I am in earnest. I had two son?, Miss Stella. The elder?the most se lovable, the most affectionate of my children?was killed in a duel." ^ The sudden disclosure drew a cry of ^ sym]>athy from Stella, which she was m not mistress enough of herself to sup- ^ press. Now, for the first time, she un- cc - - . nr derstood the remorse that tortured "l" Romayne, as she had not understood it when Lady Loring had told her the terrible story of the duel. Attributing cc the effect produced on her to the sensitive nature of a young woman, Madamo ro Marillac innocently added to Stella's distress bv making excuses. Ci "lam sorry to have frightened you. my dear" she said. "In your happy country such a dreadful death as my 1 son's is unknown. I am obliged to a,( mention it, or von might not understand L P( what I have still to say. Perhaps I had * better not go on?" ^ Stella roused herself. " Yes, Yes !" she answered, eagerly. "Pray go on!" ,-a " -<Iy son in the next room," the j pi widow resumed, " is only fourteen J ;e years old. It has pleased God sorely to st: afflict a harmless creature. He has not been in his right mind sines?since that sa miserable day when ho followed the E duelists and saw his brother's death. 1( Oh, you are turning pale! How } si< thoughtless, how cruel of me! I onght 31 * -1 T ll-.i 1. 1 I co nave rememocreu mat sue;: uuuvts jl as tliese have never overshadowed your bi happy life!" Struggling to recover her self-con- llf trol, Stella tried to reassure Madame 5l Marillac bv a gesture. She had heard ^ the voice which haunted Komayne?the 31 conviction of it shook her with super- Q( stitious terror" from head to foot. Not the words that had pleaded hunger and called for bread, but thos9 other rrmv.le << ieeoccin ocMCCi'r* fl'rfl I ^ you rang ia her cars. She entreated Madame Marillac to break the unen- -r( durable interval of silence. The widow's calm voice had a soothing influence ^ which she was eager to feel. "Go on," she repeated, '-pray go on!" " I ought not to lay all the blame of ; T my boy's affliction on the duel," said | ^ Madame Marillac. " In childhood, his | mind never grew with hisbodilv growth. I , V O I ^ His brother s death may have onlv I 1 ' : Y hurried the result wnich was sooner or j ' J I later but too sure to come. You need , ', ta 1 nn fAor nf liim. TTi> is never vio- C' . *v - ' " ? ?- , lent?and he is the most beautiful of j R * all mv children. Would vou like to see | * i ii him ! ' " No; I would rather hear von speak . of him. Is he not conscious of his own j ? ^ misfortune?" j "for weeks together, Stella?lam!1 ? -i ' sure I may call you Stella ? ?he is quite s ' calm; you would see no difference, 8 outwardly, betweenhim and other boys. w 5 Unhavpilv, it is iusfc at those times 3 1 * " . i, that a spirit of impatience seeiiis to l1 possess him. Te watches his opportu- 0 nity, and however careful we may be, ' > he is crauiug enough to escape our vig- j t ilaD^e." i ' j "Do you mean that he leaves you and i ] i his sisters ?" ' t "Yes, that is what I mean. Foi tearly two months past he has beer .way from us. Yesterday only lii* eturn relieved us from a state of susjense which I cannot attempt to deic-ribe. We don't know where ho ha* >een, or in the* company of what per,ons lie has passed the time of hi? .bsence. No persuasion will induce lim to speak on the subject. Thi* n.-rnin<r *vo listenpd while ho alking to himself." Stella felt the thrill of a sadden fear. IVas it part of the hoy's madness to reteat tlie words which still echoed in 'omayne's ears'? " Does he ever speak if the duel'?" she asked. "Never! He seems to have lost all aemory of it. We only heard, this norning, one or two unconnected words, omething ahoxit a woman, and then aore that appeared to allude to some terson's death. Last 'night I was with dm when he "went to bed, and I found hat he had something to conceal from ae. He let me fold all his clothes, as tsual, except his waistcoat, and that he natchod away from me, and put it mcler his pillow. We have no hope of >eing able to examine the waistcoat ritliout his knowledge. His sleep is [ke the sL ep of a clog; if you only approach him he wakes instantly. Forgive me in troubling you with these rifling details, only interesting to ourelves. You will at least understand the onstant anxiety that we suffer." "In your unhappy position," said Itella, " I should tiy to resign myself o -oarting with him?I mean, to place .im under medical care." The mother's face saddened. "I have inquired about it," she nswered. "IIe must pass anight in le workhouse before he can be received a pauper lunatic in a public asylum, h, my dear, I am afraid there is nne pride still left in me ! He is my lly son now ; his father was a General : the French array; I was brought up nong people of good blood and breedg; I cau't take my own boy to the orkliouse!" Stella took her hand. "I feel for you with all my heart," ic said. "Place him privately, dear adam Marillac, under skillful and hd control, and let me, do let me, )en the pocketbook again!" The widow steadily refused even to ok at the pocketbook. "Perhaps," Stella persisted, "you )n't know of a private asylum that ouid satisfy you?" " My dear, I do know of such a place, he good doctor who attended my liusind in his last illness told me of it. A iend of his receives a certain number : poor people into his house, and larges no more than the cost of mainining them. An unattainable sum to e. There is the temptation that I >oke of. The help of a few pounds I ight accept, if I fell ill, because I ight afterward pay it back. But a rger sum?never!" She rose as if to end the interview. :ella tried every means of persuasion iat she could think of, and tried in tin. The friendlv disnnte between iein miglit have been prolonged, if they id not both been silenced by another lerrupuon jrom me next room. This time it was notosly endurable, it as even welcome. The poor boy was .aying the air of a French vaudeville 1 a pipe or flageolet. "Now he is happy !" .said the mother. He is a born musician; d ecome and e him!" An idea struck Stella. She overcame Le inveterate reluctance in her to see ie boy so fatally associated with the isery of Eomayae's life. As Madam arillac led the way to the door of mimunication between the rooms she licklv took from her pocketbook the mknotes with which she had provided jrself, and folded them so that they mid be easily concealed in her hau l. She followed the widow into the little iom. The boy was sitting on his bed. He id down his flageolet and bowed to ;ella. liis long silky hair flowed to s shoulders. But one betrayal of a ?ranged mind presented itself in his plicate face?his large, soft eves had .e glassy vacant look which it is imjssihlc to mistake. "Do yon like music, mademoiselle?" $ asked, gently. Stella asked hiia to play his little udevillo air again. He proudly comied with the request. His sister emecT to resent the presence of a ranger. "The work is at a standstill," slie id, and passed into tho front room, er mothci followed her as fur as the >or to give hor some necessary directs. Steila seized her opportunity. 13 put the banknotes into the pocket the boy's jacket, and whispered to m: " Give them to your mother when I tve gone away." Under those circum ances slie felt sure that Madam Marlao would xield to the temptation. ie could resist much, but she could )t resist her son. The boy nodded, to show that he unjrstood her. The moment after he id down his flageolet with an expreson of surprise. ' You are trembling!" he said. "Ars >u frightened?" She was frightened. The mere sense : touching him made hcrshudder. Did .10 feel a vaguo presentment of some vil to come from that momentary assoi at ion with him! Madam Marillac, lrniug away from her daughter, nox-ed Stella's agitation. " Surely, my poor boy doesn't alarm Pamva .Qf/illo Oil: OliC d?ViU? J^VIVIV iV/in* vuiuy c.sTer some one outside knocked at the c>r. Lady Loving's servant appeared, harged with a carefully-worded mesige. " If you please, miss, a friend is wait:g for yon below.'' Any excnso for epartnre was welcome to Stella a; that loment. She promised to call at the O'jse again in a few days. ]tfadam ravillac kissed her on the forehead as he took her leave. Her nerves were till shaken by that momentary contact rith the boy. Descending the stairs, lie trembled so that she was obliged to old by the servant's arm. She was not n-vs-:,,.+ ,i; i . (. /dfcUrtlJLlJ LiUilAi. M HUV lLi.ll iu iLlCO-ii.. TO BF. CONTINUED. A memorial window of richlv-stainec jlass is to be placed in St. James Episcopal Chnrcb, Elberon, N. J., t( he memory of General Garfield. THE NECESSITY OF SLEEP. 1 Tendency to Extend Repose Indicative of Lous Lite and Mental Power. Dr. Oswald says in tlie Popular Science Monthly: There is no danger of a child's, especially a boj, oversleephimself unless the hardships of his waking hours are so intolerable that oblivion becomes a blessing; but it can . do no harm to make the health-giving . morning hour as attractive as possible. ' Provide some out-door amusement, a ! prize, foot races, a butterfly hunt, or gathering wind-fall in the apple orchards. If the desire for longer sleep . can outweigh such inducements there must be something wrong?plethoric diet, probably, or over-study. The requisite amount of sleep depends on the temperament and occupation as well as the age ; with children under ten, however, tco much indulgence would be an error on the safer side. Let them choose their allowance between eight and ten hours; in after years seven hours should be the minimum, nine the maximum for healthy children ; sickly cues ought to have cart blanche, both . as to quantum snd time of repose; . consumptives especiauv neea auine rest they can get. for all wasting diseases, panacea without price or money.. Nothing can be more injndicionsiiyii^tS^iint. children . in their sleep witE^s viewiof gaining a few hours' study?>^Tiiafc plan,"- says Pestalozzi, " defeats" its own purpose, for snch children are never wich awake; you can keep them out of bed, but you . cannot prevent them from dozing with their eyes open. A wide-awake boy will 1 learn more in one hour than a day dreamer in ten.". Habitual deficiency of sleep will undermine^ .the strongest : constitution; headache, throbbing and , feverish heat are precursors of graver evils, unless a temporary loss of mental power compels an armistice with outraged nature. King Alfred, Spinoza, Kepler, Victor Alfieri,- Madam de Stael, and Frederick Schiller killed themselves with restless study; Beethoven ana Charles Dickens, too, probably repaid the debt ofnature by their habit of fighting fatigue with strong coffee. Sleeplessness may lead to chronic hypochondria, and even to idiocy ; without their long vigils tbe monks of the Thebais and the fathers of the Alexandrian church could hardly have written such stupendous nonsense. It is a curious fact that compulsory wakefulness combined with mental activity often induces o /-if rrnrTvi/1 insnmnift an fiTlsnlnfpi I inability to obtain the sleep which it was at first so difficult to resist. In such casea the only remedy is fresh air and a complete change of occupation. During sleep the brain is in a comparatively bloodless condition ; a hot head and throbbing temples are unfavorable to repose, and it has been suggested that insomnia might be counteracted by a hot foot bath, chafing the arms and legs, or any similar operation that would divert the blood from' the head toward the extremities, and thus tend to diminish the acti vityof the cerebral circulation. Listening to.distant music or the rip-! pling of a river current has also a wonderful hypnotic effect, the repetition of monotonous sounds, or, indeed, of my sensonal impression, seems more favorable to re^e than their entire absence. The philosopher Kant assures us that he could obtain sleep in a paroxysm of gout by resolutely fixing his attention on some abstruse ethical or mathematical problem, b it remarks that the success of that method depend. on tee I laboriousness of tlie mental process; | the mind, as it were, takes refuge in j sleep as the alternative of drudging at a wearisome task. Eobert Burton, too, gives a number of sixnilior recipes, besides a list of wondrous medicinal compounds to be swallowed or inhaled ad lioram somr.i, but in ordinary cases it is better to try the effects of outdoor exercise before resorting to dormousefat, theological text-books or other desperate remedies. Being naturally a sound and long 1 * ? i 1- - -1 i."L ~ Sleeper nas oeen raiuseu auiuug mc sui- | est prognostics of a long life, and sleep after a wasting disease as the most certain symptom of recovery. Most brain workers are afflicted with occasional fits of insomania. but the faculty of sustaining health and vigor npon a very small allowance of sleep is generally a concomitant of mental inferiority or at least inactivity. The most intelligent animals, dogs and monkeys, sleep longest; stupid brutes merely stretch their legs; their inert brain needs no rest. A cow never sleeps in the proper sense of the word. Mirabeau, Goethe and James Quinn often slumbered for twelve or fourteen hours successively, while Leopold I. of Austria, and Charlts TV n? Sriain. the heartless and brain less bigots, could content themselves with five hours sleep out of the twentyfour, and their prototype, the emperor Justinian often even with one. WORDS OF WISDOM. Genius begins great works; labor alcne finishes them. Adversity borrows its sharpest sting from onr impatience. Love is a severe critic. Hate can pardon more than love. All flattery is dangerous. So people always think when addressed to themselves. Like a book, man has two blank pages?at the beginning and at the end; in fancy and old age. No grander thing can a man do than to give a helping hand to a yonng man who has been discouraged. In the undertakings of thy work assume a confidence of success and ability to cope with and complete it. Not that which men do worthily, but that which they do successfully is what history makes haste to record. Impudence, silly talk, foolish vanity, and vain curiosity are closely allied; they are children from one family. Spare your own soul the anguish of feeling that you have dragged others with you dowu to the gates of death. It is easy to make sacrifices for those whom we love, but it is a noble victory to overcome self for the sake of our enemies. Our hearis must be more contracted than our e*es, or we should not murmur at every little cloud which we can plainly see is but a speck in the universe of light. There are men who have so little of earnest ambition in their lives that you i-n flia nnn/>lnc;inn fVlof fVip? | ttie iUiCCU LU tJUt/ VVUVAUU1VM . : were born merely for the purpose of digestion. Looking ahead for happiness in this world has been compared to " bottling sunshine for next year's use." Taking comfort as we go on is the only way to make sure of it. To use the present hour by meeting 1 every dntv that conscience approves ; with fitting welcome and fearless per1 formance, is to deserve the garlands of I f/ir+nrwa and the smiles of hatminess. and better insures entrance to that heavenly mansion, whose post is omniscient and whose lease is eternal. To affect what is not curs, is to admit the virtue of that which we have not the conrage to make our own, and sets the seal of falsehood upon our character; but the true man. on the discovery of a virtue in his neighbor, or a fault in himself, seeks to cultivate the one and eradicate the other. 1 Prof. King would like to trade bis i' baloon for a mule, or some other anio mal that can carry him out of the country. How Jimmy Brown Studied Wasps. We had a lecture the other day, because our people wanted to get even with the people of the next town, who had a returned missionary with a whole lot of idols, the week before. The lecture was all about wasps and beetles and such, and the lecturer had a magic lantern and a microscope, and everything that was adapted to improve and vitrify the infant mind, as our minister said when he introduced him. I believe the lecturer was a wicked, bad maD, who came to our place on purpose to get me into trouble. Else why did he urge i-'.o 1-x-n-c ctnrtv -nrasns. and tell US how to collect wasps' nests without getting stung ? The grown up people thought it was all right, however, and Mr. Traverse said to me, " Listen to what the gentleman says, Jimmy, and improve yonr mind with wasps." Well, I thought I would do as I was told, especially as I knew of a tremendous big wasps' nest under the eaves of our barn. I got a ladder and a lantern the very night after the lecture, and prepared to study wasps. The lecturer said that the way'to do was to wait till the wssj- "?;^tf_bed, and then to creep up clasp it right over the door of the nest. Of course the wasps can't get out when they wake up in the morning, and you can take the nest and hang it up in-yourroom ; and after two or three days, when you open the nest and let the wasps out, and feed them with powdered sugar, they'll be so tame and grateful that thpv'll riAs-Ar think of stinfrinsr VOU, and you can study them ail day long and learn lots of useful lessons. Now is it probable that any real good man would put up a boy to any such nonsense as this? It's my belief that the lecturer was hired by somebody to come and entice all our boys to get themselves stung. As I was saying, I got a ladder and a lantern, and a piece of paper covered with mncilage, and after dark I climbed nn in fho icccnc' nccf. And R+nrvnpf? nn """f ? ? -""STL V I the door, and then brought the nest | down in my hand. I was going to carry | it up to ray room, but just then mother called me ; so I put the nest under the seat of our carriage, and went into the hou3e, where I was put to bed having taken the lantern out to the barn : and the next morning I forgot all about the nest. I forgot it because I was invited to go on a picnic with Mr. Travers and my sister Sue and a whole lot of people, and any fellow would have forgot it if he had been in my place. Mr. Traverse borrowed tatners carriage, ana ne ana Sue were to sit on tlie back seat, and Mr. Travels aunt, who is pretty old and cross, was to sit on the front seat with Dr. Jones, the new minister, and I was to sit with the driver. We all started about nine o'clock, and a big basket of provisions was crowded into the carriage between everybody's feet. "We hadn't gone mornamile when Mr. Travers cries out: "My good gracious ! Sue, I've run an awful pin into my leg. Why can't you girls be more careful about pins ?" Sue replied that she hadn;t any pins where they could run into anybody, and was going to say something more, when she screamed as if she was killed, and began to jump up and down and shake herself. Just then Dr. .Tones jumped about two feet straight into air, and said, "Oh, my!" and Miss 1 ravers took to screaming, "Fire! murder! help!" and slapping herself in a way that was quite awful. I began to think they were all going crazy, when all of a sudden I remembered the wasps' nest. Somehow the wasps had got out of the nest and were exploring all over the carriage. The driver stooped the horses to see what was the matter, and turned pale with fright when he saw Dr. Jones catch the basket of provisions and throw it out of the carriage, and then jump straight into it Then Mr. Travers and his aunt and Sue all came flying out together, and were all mixed up with Dr. Jones and the provisions on the side of the road. They didn't stop long, however, for the wasps were looking for them ; so they got up and rushed for the river, and went into it as if they were going to drown themselves ?only it wasn't more than two feet deep. George?he's the driver?was beginning to ask, "Is thisyer some swimmin' match that's goin' on!" when a wasp hit him on the n^ck, and another hit me on tiie cheek. \Ye left tiiat carriage in a i hum-, and I never stopped till I got to | my room and rolled myself np in the bedclothes. All the wasps followed me, so that Mr. Travers and Sue and the rest of them were left in peace, and might have gone to the picnic, only 4-T->^Tr falf nc* if +V>/v?r rnnot nnnta for ! i/J-icjr iuu a>? ix tuvj J_LJ.u^v MVWW -w- . arnica, and, besides, tlie horses had run away, though they were canght afterward, and didn't break anything. This was all because that lecturer advised me to study wasps. I followed his directions, and it wasn't my fauJt that the wasps began to study Mr. Travers and his aunt, and Sue and Dr. t ?J J T>,,4. 0 OHfciSj itLiti LLLC ciLlU vjUUi^C? juru.u j?&uxav;X} i when he was told about it, said that my | "conduct was such," and the only thing j that saved me was that my legs were stung all over, and father said he didn't have the heart to do any more to them with a switch. Reason in liirds. Several years ago a pair of my canaries built; while the hen was setting the weather became intensely hot. She drooped, and I began to fear that she would not . be strong enough to hatch the eggs. I watched the birds closely andjsoon found that the cock was a devoted nurse. He bathed in the fresh cold water I supplied every morning, j then went to the edge of the nest, and the lien buried her head in his breast and was refreshed. Without hands and without a sponge what more conld we have done ? Tbe following spring the same bird was hanging in a window with three other canaries, each in a separate cage. I was sitting in the room and heard my little favorite give a peculiar cry. I looked up and saw all the birds crouching on their perches, paralyzed with fright. On going to the window to ascertain the cause of their terror, I saw a large balloon passing over the end of the street. The birds did not move till it was out of sight, when all gave a chirp of relief. The balloon was only in sight of the bird who gave the alarm, and I have no doubt he mistook it for a bird of prey. I have a green and a yellow canary hanging side by side. They are treated exactly alike and are warm friends. One has ofteD refused to partake of some delicacy till the other was supplied with it. One day I had five blossoms of dandelion ; I gave three to the green bird, two to the yellow one. The latter flew about his cage singing in a shrill voice, and showingnnmistakable signs of anger. Guessing the cause, I took away one of the three flowers, when both birds settled down quietly to enjoy their feast.? Spectator. So Very Young'. A queen of society who has enjoyed a long reign, has to appear in court as a witness. " Your age, if you please ?" " My age ? Ahem?let me see?I am ?no ! I was?dear me, how poor my i memory is I" " Come, come, madam ! Surely you recollect ^hen you were born ?" " No, sir; I was so very young at the time, you see!" FACTS FOIl THE CURIOUS. The Romans considered it disgraceful i to be dunned. The earliest mention o* parks is i among the Persians. Pilots were anciently called loaesi men from lode-star, the polar star. It is said that dwarfs die of premature old age and giants of exhaustion. The Chinese written language consists of one hundred thousand characi ters. On account of the scarcity of wood I in India the people burn manure for iuei. I Hindoo pickpockets "crib" with their toes while they stand with folded arms in a crowd. The Egyptians placed a mummy at their festal boards to remind them of immortality. The ivory of the walrus is covered with enamel so hard as to strike fire with fiint or steel. Probably 100,000 is an underestimate of the number of eggs shed annually by the herring. ,-^he Chinese divide the day into round!?60 ? 37 A man may travel 11,500 miles, in an almost straight line in Russia, 7,500 .by steam,2, 600 by rail, and the remaining 3,200 on horseback Between the years 1783 and 1857 six great earthquakes took place in Naples, which lost thereby 1,500 inhabitants per year of that period. Grecian doors opened outward, so that a person leaving the house knocked first within, lest he should open the rlnnr in thft fnre nt flrnsser-hv Morocco bindings for books came into use in 1494, being introdnced by Grolier, -who was the treasurer and ambassador of the king of France. The classical ancients had white wails on purpose for inscriptions in red chalk?like our nandbilis?of which the gates of Pompeii show instances. In the seventh century Paulus Avineta defined sugar as "the Indian salt in color ana form like common salt, but in taste and sweetness like honey." The art of iron smelting was known in England during the time of the Roman occupation, and working in steel was practiced th^re before the Normon conquest. There is on exhibition in Savannah, Georgia, an ingenious piece of workmanship. It is a large far. simile of the coat-of arms of Georgia, constructed entirely of canceled postage stamps. A Florida man who owns 150,000 cattle is a recluse, and lives in a shanty which has neither fireplace nor chimney. He seldom sees men. and hides his money in cans. His surplus cattle he sells in Cuba. As an instance of the thoroughness with which musketry practice is taught in the German army may be mentioned a device which has been introduced with good results, me oetter to accustom the men to interferences with sight in a battle, clonds of smoke are produced by burning fruze and wet grass, or by other means between the marksman and his aim. "Dieu et mon droit" (God and my right) is the motto of the royal family of England. It was first assumed by Bichard I., to intimate that he held his sovereignty from God alone. It seems to have been dropped among the immediate successors of that prince, but was revived by Edward III., when he first claimed the crown of France. Since, in the reign of Elizabeth, William II., and Anne, it has formed the royal motto of England. A Laughable Story. Frank Chanfrau was playing in St. Louis in March last against Salvini. On Saturday the tragedian gave the usual matinee, but Chanfrau did not, so he went to see the great Italian act. Beth companies were stopping at the same hotel, and ar. dinner were seated at adjoining tables. Mr. and Mrs. Chanfrau were sitting together, while opposite them, at the next table, sat Salvini and Chizzola. Salvini did not speak a word of English, and when any one addressed him in that tongue Chizzola interpreted. When Chanfrau entered the diningroom he bowed to Salvini. As he sat down, Henrietta said: "?ay something to him, Frank." "Eow can I? He don't understand English." "Well," replied his wife, "Chizzola will tell him." "What shall I say?" "Tell him you saw him play to-day." "I saw you this afternoon," shouted Chanfrau across the table. Chizzola interpreted and Salvini smiled. "Delighted," suggested Henrietta. "Delighted," repeated Chanfrau. "Charmed with the performance," j whispered the lady. "Charmed with the performance," j bawled the comedian. "THinK IE your uest par:, murmured Mrs. Chanfrau. i By this time the members of J the two companies were almost choking with suppressed laughter. In the meantime Mr. Chanfrau had begun to drink his soup, and ^me of it was dripping down his chin. "Hope I shall seo yon again," whispered his wifo. "Hope I shall see yon again," repeated the husband. rTust then Henrietta saw the soup that was leaking out ?nd whispered : "Wipe off your chin." "JVip? off your chin," shouted Chanran at Salvini. Just then there ^ is a howl of laughter, anl the subsequent proceedings can be imagined better than described. Cannibals Shipped to Europe. Captain G. Schweers, of the Hamburg steamship Thebes, who arrived in Hamburg on the 20th from the western coast of South America, has brought with him a strange human cargo. During i his passage through the Magellan Straits I he obtained eleven " Feuerlanders "? four men, four women, and three children?veritable cannibals. Some difficulties had to be overcome before he could persuade them to undertake a voyage to Europe, and ihe problem as to their food on the passage was also the cause of a good deal of anxiety, as | it was impossible to lay in a stock of ! some kindred tribes for tiie sustenance. The captain reports that he "was highly ! satisfied with their behavior as passeni gers. At first he laid ordinary cooked meat before them, bnt t?e whole company sickened; hereupon they were provided with raw flesh, and they recovered their normal state of health, j Thev were offered tallow candles, at first in fun, but they regarded this sort of food as a very choice European deli ; cacy and the women invariable made 1 their children partake of it. All the j members of this curious company j showed a remarkable capacity for learni ing and acquired a number of German ! and Spanish words and sentences with ! facility and employed them to good j purpose. The visitors are to be sent to ! Paris first, where they will be exhibited | ?or will exhibit themselves we should, j perhaps, rather say?to their civilized I brethren in the Jardin of d'Acclimataj tion. They are next to be forwarded ! to Hamburg and after a short stay in i that city they will make the tour of the great cities of Enrope.?London O'lobe POPULAR SCIENCE. At the city of Medina, in Italy, and abont four miles around it, wherever the earth is dug, wuen the workmen arrive at a distance of sixty-three feet they come to a bed of chalk, which they bore with an anger, five feet deep. They then -withdraw from the pit before the anger 8 removed, and upon its extraction the water bursts through the aperture with great violence, and quickly fills the newly made well, which continues full and is affected neither by rains nor drought. But what is the tnost remarkable in the operation is the layer of eaith as we descend. At the depth of fourteen feet are found the ruins of an ancient city, paved streets, houses, floors, and different pieces of mason work. Under this is found a soft oozj earth, made up of vegetables, and at twenty-six feet large trees, with the walnuts still sticking to the stem,"and tfep Ipavpq And branches in a uerfect state of preservation. At twenty-eight j feet deep a soft chalk is found, mixed with a vast quantity of shells, and the bed is two feet thick. Under this vegetables are found again. even^rg^^v^* made to totally disappear through the influence upon the-climate of clearing the land from wood. The classic lands of antiquity abound with sad lessons of deforestation. The springs and brooks of Palestine are dry, and the soil has lost its frnitfulness. The Jordan is four feet lower than in New Testament days. The fruitfulness of Sardinia and Sicily, once the granaries of Italy, has disappeared; while most of the countries of ancient civilization nave sunerea irom tne desolating influence of forest iemovaL On the other hand, man can improve the condition of the land in which he lives ?more slowly indeed, but quite as surely by cultivating and preserving the -forests. In earlier years the delta of Upper Egypt was visited by but five or six rainy days, in a year, but this number was increased by the planting of twenty million trees to forty-five or j forty six. Remarkable results have been produced by the Suez Canal. Ismaila is bnilt on what was a sandy des ert, but since the ground has become saturated with canal water, trees, bushes and other plants have sprung up as; if by magic, and, with the raappearance of vegetation, the climate has changed. A few years ago rain was unknown in those regions, while in the year ending in May, 1869, fourteen days of rain was recorded, and once such a storm that the natives looked upon it as a supernatural event. Rains have continued to visit the country thereabouts, and so recently as a few weeks since a very heavy fall was reported. The property that some lizards have of changing their color is well-known, but it is not well understood. The exercise of it has been supposed to be associated with the color of objects near the animals, and to be in the nature of a protective mimicry, but this is'.very far from being certain. Sarah P. Monks records in the American Naturalist her observations with two green lizards of the Southern States, or American chameleons, a male and a female, but they do not seem to make the matter any more clear. The changes of color were different in the two specimens, and the J- J i. ^ same caust? uiu juuo o oucux j "The female," she says, "in the daytime is generally dark-brown or drab, speckled with white, and has a higher dorsal line, Sometimes, however, she is grayish. "When very dark, even the under side is brown, but when lighter colored the under side is gray or white. But at night she becomes some shade of green, rarely a pale green. Once or twice during July I have seen her green in the daytime. On tne other hand, the male is generally pale green. Their colores arc differents shade of green, yellow and brown. When changing, the coming color does not suffuse the entire body at once, bnt first appears on the legs and sides of the head and body, the dorsal line and tail often remaining dark long after the other parts are light colored." She can see no reason for the changing of color, for it come regardless of the object on which the lizards are placed, the amonnt of light and darkness, or, apparently, of the ; condition thev are in. and her observa- ! tions, as a whole, have been "contradictory and unsatisfactory, etc." Thirty Tons of Human Bones. Thirty tons oi human bons have just been landed at Bristol from Turkey. Picked up in the immediate neighborhood of Plevna, carted thence to Kodosto, they now go to enrich English ! soil. To those who do not give to such a matter much consideration, it may be as well to mention that tfii"?tons of bones mean the skeletons of 30,oC men. They do not include, probably, many stones or pieces of wood, but in all likelihood are the actual bones of the gallant men who from the inside and the outside of the wonderful earthworks which Osman Pasha made, fought as hard as they could for the nations to j which they belonged. The battles of: j September, 1S77, alone contributed ] nearly all this number of skeletons; but > ! there were other terrible fights in July j and August, and again when the place j 1 surrendered. Each contest furnished its j quota of bones, and of these a large j proportion now comes to Eagland. It j is appalling to think what was the j actual loss of human life in the space | between the Danube and the iEgean. j But one thing is certain; the thirty tons j of skeletons just landed at Bristol do ; not at all adequately represent the j slaughter that took place.?London I Teleorovh. j A Just Tribute. Senator Voorhees delivered an elo; quent address at a Garfield memorial i meeting atTerre Eaute, Ind., last week. | He said be bad known the late Presij dent 18 years, had served seven years 1 in Congress with him, andthattbe kind! ness of hi3 nature and bis mental ac-1 I tivity were his leading traits. "There [ ; was," said Mr. Voorhees, "a light in his face, a chord in his voice, and a pressure in bis hand which were fall of i 1 love for his fellow-beings ; he had the I joyous spirits of boyhood and the robust i intellectuality of manhood more per fectly combined than any man I ever ' knew. Nature was bountiful to him, \ i and his acquirements were extensive I and solid. If I might make a compari; son I would say that with the exception of Jefferson and John Qaincv Adams ! he was the most learned President in what is written in books in the whole range of American historv." ? The disproportion of the costs of a law suit to the damages obtained was | probably never greater than in a case ** V _ TT-.-n TT O- 10 40 i argueu Dy ?imaui n. oewiira in i.?so. ' A newspaper addressed to aMissFelton , was received at the Syracuse postoffiee | The postmaster refused to deliver the ! paper without letter postage, because the initials of the sender were on the | wrapper. The lady sued in a justice's ' court for the value of the paper, and : was awarded six cents damages. The ! postmaster appealed, ana the case was I carried successively to the court cf I common pleas, the supreme court of the State, the court of appeals and the j United States supreme conrr, each ; affirming the original decision. "When j the case entered the last tribunal S136.90 j in costs had been added to the six cents ' damages. lier Sailor Lad. i After?a long time after?TenDyson. Home they brought her sailor lad Grown a man across the sea, Tall and broad and black of bo;r:l, , And hoarse of voice as he may be. Hand to shake and month to kiss, Both he offered ere he spoke: But she said, " What man is this Comes to play a sorry joke?" 5 Then they praised him?called him " smart, " fighrest lad that ever slept," .? But her son she did not know, And she neither smiled nor wept. v . Rose, a nurse of ninety years, ??1 | Set a pigeon-pie in sight; She saw him eat?" 'Tis he! 'tis he!"' She knew him?by his appetite! m HUMOROUS. Prof. Bell's wife is a deaf urate? dumb bell. Even the most expert riflemen are fond of Misses. "Yon way only/want a part of mytale^, bnt I am m ^^^hoie>J replied was ftmny enon^h'to'make J donkey laugh. I laughed till I cried." "I have run for about everything over here except Parliament, and been elected everytime."?Iroquois. A cruel maiden: -Are you lonely tonight, Miss Ada ?' " No, sir; I wish I was lonelier." And he bade her adieu- ' _ ?Brooklyn Eagle. An Indian idol was recently found in Kansas. It was made of earthenware, -< was brown in color, and has a handle. ^ : It will hold two quarts. " Squinting constracticn : The charity committee did not mean exactly what they said when they announced: "The smallest con mormons wili oe most, gratefully received." The earth weighs 12,099,672,000,000 000,000 pounds, more or less. Just think of this, je pompons politicians, * * who imagine that the west end tips np a little every time one of yon go east.? Detroit Free Press. ? _ A Wall street broker, who was caught in a comer, acknowledges a loss of some $23,000, and adds: "I al-l-lways p-p-prefer to ack-k-k-knowledge a loss than a g-g-gain, for it d-d-discourages p-p-people from t-t-trying to b-b-bcrrow m-m-money from me." An exchange says: " Adams' Express Company has subscribed 5>i,uw to a reward fond for train robbers." Didn't know, before, that it w*s necessary to reward train robbers; ^hotight they worked for what they could get, and fonnd themselves.?Texas Sif lings. James Gordon Bennett is described *' by a New York correspondent as a "sad * v looking man." The correspondent evidently saw the great editor after he had inadvertently hammered his shin with a polo stick." There are mournful eras in the lives of all great men.? Toledo Blade. When a woman gets frightened at night, she pulls the bed-cover over her head, says she is scared, and goes to sleep ; but with a man it is different. He says he is not afraid, pushes the cover down, and lies tremblingly awake for two or three hoars, straining his ears at every sound.?Oil 'City Derrick. There must be something wrong^,.' about the family government, when a four-year-old boy is heard praying: "Oh Lord, take all the naughty out of Johnny, and all the scold out of papa, ? -1 rv^QTwrna UI1U till tUC JU UiiiOU VUU vx ;.U?II.|..IW Amen." No doubt the little fellow fell asleep after that, in a blissf al confidence that life was going to be brighter for him. , Confiding lore: "Charlie, have you got a hooked nose ? " " Yes, darling," answered Charlie, smiling. 'T " I'm afraid it is a little liable to that criticism." "Well, I never shonld haT^r^ noticed it," she added, indignantly, " if that horrid Sprigg girl across the way hadn't told rae to ask yon if you wouldn't like to sell it for a syphon."? Brooklyn Eagle. Last night a young fellow going through Bromfield street, saw a man asleep in a doorway and proceeded to give him a punch in the ribs, remark- ^ ing: "Why the deuce don't you get up and have some life about you?" And the sleeper arose and went for that young fellow and beat the earth with him and tore him all to pieces and then miidlv replied: "Why don't I have some life about me ? Don't i ?"?Boston Post. Fame: "Did you ever write a novel askcd an elderly lady, addressing her question to a short-haired man who sat beside her in the railroad train, whom she had long vainly endeavored to |^se from his seeming stupor by s W ?> '-(i^rrogatives. "No," he saiv.,. w ^ ^closing one of his eyes and V **h a wcaj?; Wk"I've never wrote a novel, but i?ve done something that'll mate my name live just as long. I've sat for my portrait in the rogues' gallery." George was a good boy. He was al??? ? ? ?? /va(N/^ or]TKA WJiVJ5 *>1X11111^ LKJ ^.mv/ teacher told him one day that lie should avoid the appearance of evil. George remembered this. When he stole Farmer Clover's apples that night, he saved the cores ana dropped them in front of Dick Blackerskite's yard. Dick was a bad boy, and got punished for string Fanner Clover's apples, but George avoided the appearance of evil. He ate the apples. The good are always rewarded in this world, and the bad punished.?Boston Transcript. u An Indianapolis scissors grinder > claims to have been with the Duke of Wellington in forty battles, and that he received 132 sword" cuts and eleven gunshot wounds. We don't believe the Duke of Wellington had any use for a scissors grinder. The Duke was not editing a paper, as we understand it. j Still, if the Duke did liave a scissors grinder, and he went around with his grinding machine, ringing a bell and shouting, the way they do now-a-days, we don't blame the Dike's neighbors for stabbing him 132 times and shooting bim eleven times with a gun. He deserved it.?Peek's Sun. How lo be Beautiful. Most people would like to be handsome. Ail cannot have good features? they are as God made them ; but almost any one can look well, especially with good health. It is Lard to give rules in a very short space, but in brief these will do: Keep clean?wash freely. All the skin wants is leave to act free, and it takes care of itself. Its thousands of air holes must not be closed. ; Eat regularly, and sleep enough?not ! too much. The stomach can no i^ore ! work all the time, day snl night, than j a horse. It must have regular work and ! rest. ! Good teeth are a help to good looks. Brash them with ?. soft brush, especially : at night. Go to bed vita cleansed I teeth. Of course to have white teeth ifc is needful to let tobacco aione. All women know that. Washes for ike ! teeth should he very simple. Add may ? ; whiten the teeth, but it takes off the j enamel and injures them. Sleep in a cool room, in pure air. No ; one can have a cleanly skin who breathes : bad air. But more than all, in order i to look well, wake up mind and sou), | Vfben tbe mind is awake, the dull, -;Jjj I ele< py look passes from the ejes.