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- :T>-| • 4P* ' . ‘ ♦ |VOL 19. . ilAZLElIURST. COPIAH COUNTY. MISSISSIPPI JANUARY 19 1881 N023 1 'l.v. . '"L"1'11!" f he Werlil» tfapiahnn jTfTvASCBTrFjilASSKNtiiu. Saturday,”. .. Jan li), 1881 ** - . - ■ - .. ■" . _J_ Pub1 lulled at liazlelmrst, Copiah county, Mississippi,at the low price '■i live emits per week, or two dol lars per iiunnin, in advance. Advertisenients inserted at. $1 per input ie, ten lines or less.'or the first insertion, and .‘(tee taeaeh contin uance; all .tills due on presentation g|Pgp^|jpb«le steps Univn ami out as editor of the .Signal, leaving Col. Mitchell alone in his glory. trMr.to Jones of I lie fourth heat, was in to see ms this lat ter part of last week, ami left cash courtesies for the Oopi yh-in; ibanks. ' ’.I vi.Mv. .o-. A sueeesJful tiller of tlio soil remembers the Gopiahan 0 iih bright courtesies,and has thanks therefor. Uncle Jo Kut ledge of Be thesd.i, this county,has nunis crons regards for a hand full of jingling courtesies. Our old-time friend, W. M. Grawford of Lincoln county, ’was in the Hub last week and paid us a short, pleasant, and profitable visit. Big Jim Coleman of the fist li beat, came tearing into the office n few days since with a hand full of quarters, saying he was bound to have 1 lie Gopiahan once more. Hazlehurst enjoied a fine Christmas trade. Their ad vertisement in our holiday edition was of considerable benefit to tuem,—Signal. That is another evidence that business men should in dulge freely in the virtues of p»inter’s ink. 15u 11v for Gov. Lewrv: ‘T • » further recommend that the office of District Attorney he made independent, and that ho be paid a salary commen surate with the duties and re sjiousihilities of the office,and that all fees and perquisites of the office he paid into the State Treasury under the reg illations prescribed in case ol tlie above office.” It Makes A Difference Tree Press: ‘So you lmve been fighting again on your way from school?’ ‘Y yes, sir.’ ‘Didn’t I tell you that this sort of business bad got to Stop?’ ‘Yes, pa, but— ‘No excuse, sir ! You proha bly provoked the quarrel!’ ‘Oil, no, no! IJe called me names!’ ‘Names? What of i'? When ahoy calls ion names walk along about youi business. Take off t hat coat!’ “But ho didn’t call me names.’ ‘Oh, he didn’t? Take off that vest.’ ‘When he called me names I never looked at him, but w hen he pitched into you I— I had te fight!’ ‘What? Did he call me names?’ ‘Lot’s of ’em, fathe.! He said you lied to your eonstit uents, and went hack on the < aneus, and had—!’ ‘William, put on your coat and yes?, and here’s a nickel to buy peanuts! I don’t wan» you to come up a slugger,and I wish you to stand well with your teacher, hut if yon can lick that boy who says lever bolted a regular nomination .«»» went back on my end of the ward, don’t be afraid to sail in!' Value of Straw for Food. Says the St. Lonis Globe Democrat : In many locali ties farmers are often puzzled to decido as to what to do with their straw. Generally it is stacked, and the cuttle and horses are allowed to run to it during (be winter, more for shelter than for any good it. may do them as food.— Sometimes, and not unfre quently, it is burned after it lias keen hauled away from the machine and scattered o ver the field. This is a prac tice not as much followed as it was some yea'rsago. When straw is stacked and the stock is allowed to ran to it, the greater part of it is in the course of time pulled down and trampled under foot, where in a year or it is con verted into most excellent manure. No farmer, no matter how big the farm, can afford to hum his straw; it is far better to stack it or to use it far co vering rough sheds for winter protection for stock. There is a way :« utilize It as food for cattle, horses'and sheep ihat makes it tally as valua* hie as hay, corn as any other article of slock food raised on the farm—that is, to use if as chopped feed. Bran,wheat or f»ats ground coarse and mix ed with cut straw, without cooking, but moistened with water,makes a most palatable and nourishing food. Fed to milch cows it wonderfully increases the flow of mi!k,im proves their condition, and gives them a sleek, glossy ap pearance. To horses ii is e quallv beneficial,and no food placed before them will be eaten with such evident rel ish as will their daily allow* ance of chopped feed. In win ter, when the teams aie not hard at work, it can bo fed twice a day with advantage; in the summer time once a day is often enough. For cows and young stock cattle ii is excellent feed with the lough feed usually given them.. It is as cheap as any thing else as good that can he procured. Prepaicd In this way stiaw becomes a valua hie article of food,and should he as carefully cared for as is hay or corn. Tiie Prospect of the Farmers. The Aiueiicaii Sentry: Far ming is a safe business. It may be slow and plodding to some who do not see the in ner life of it, but as it is free from (he risks of the other business, so it is free from their excitement. Fanning is methodical and must be car ried on hv rule, persistently, patiently and industriously. Otto connot hurry it because it is b iund by time and op poitur.ity and season. The old fable of the hair and toitotse is well woith re membering,and its vetv plain and useful lesson is constant ly applicable to out daily life. More especially must the far mer ‘learn to labor and to wait’ for nature works slow ly, and he is nature's fellow* i workman. We cannot hurry the seed-time,nor the growth of the seed, nor the fullness of the hat vest A farmer can not make a rapid fortune hut he may do what is far better, lie may lay a solid,broad and deep foundation for his com - fortable prosperity, on which he may rest surely and safely without caring for the storms and tornadoes which over throw business men and leave financial wrecks scattered thickly intheii paths. Rapid, sudden wealth, is not consis tent with farming, and the stories that are heard of the vast profits of bouanzo farm ing, of western stock grazing, or of sheep herding are only partially true, if true at all, and many of them are with out any truth at all. The great bonanza farmer was a bankrupt a fuvv years ago, when growing wheat in Min nesota, and started again in Dakota upon other’s capital, and the men who have sold great ranches and herds for great sums have given their whole lives and comforts for their success,aud have earned this m the only possible way, by attending to one thing,be ginning at the bottom, going slowly, doing everything tho roughly, and persevering to the end, apd not by spreading theii labors over a great space which was top huge for their means; and the farmer who would succeed most not complain of his slow and stoa' dy business, but must make up bis mind to pass a quiet life tree from the excitements and also the cares of others whose business is full of risks which h"e avoids. O'Connell told a story of an usher in au Irish court one day being anxious to thin the courts, and who called out:— ‘All ye blackguards that isn’t lawyers, quit the coin*.’ A man who goes out on a lark in theevoning can hard ly be expected 1o arise with the lark the next morning or ling half so joyfully- i | Well managed clay soil is i known to be capable of yield* i iug the largest crops of grain, | and, if properly drained, with ; greatest certainty. The rea ' son usually given for this is i that clay is retentive ot both ' manure and moisture. Hut there is another reason of scarcely less importance. In sects that attack the roots of plants living un«ecn, and of* ten untbonglit of or unsuspec ted, find it difficult to live or work in clay. They cannot penetrate it, or they perish in it. And these insidious enes lilies uro the worst that Hie farmer or gardener has to contend with. One of the most common mistakes in farming is the a t tempt to cultivate too much land. Too much work is laid out and too little done. One man and one assistant for 3 oi 4monihs*of the year, will undertake to crop 80 acres.— The ground is imperfectly prepared and poorly seeded. The whole work is rushed, and though the labor is per formed late and early, the work is never overtaken.— There is always more to do than can he done with so few hands. The result is a hard year’s woik and no profit,! with sometimes the conclu** sion that “farming does not pay*”_^ ^ There are many farmers who think it unnecessary to give a drink of water to a pig,hut wlm consider the slop that it receives as ample for its needs, or that when a pig is fattening, dry food only is needed, and that water makes soft pork. There are many more who aie liavdly so ig** norant as this,yet act piecise ly as though they were, and -neglect to provide any water for their slock, bu^; what they can procure from pond holes or sljuglis. The consequence is disease and death. Pure water is indispensable to the health of all kinds of stock. —Rural Canadian. . Feeding Sheep. Farming World : You must not collect a large flock of sheep before you get some thing for them to eat,andlhat something must be their nat ural food. That food rs grass, grass that is sodded and per jennial. The stomach of a sheep is small,and he eats but little at a time,and wants that littlo often, and every two or three houis; hence, he should he where lie could gather his own food, The tendency of all kinds of graiu and dry provender is tw make sheep unhealthy. A little grain be fore sending to the shambles is useful to help fatten,hut fat itself is a disease, and should be avoided so far us possible in ail breeding animals. Like wise should the othei extreme —viz: poverty be avoided. I have seen sheep degenerate from poverty more in one gen eration than could he impro ved iu two or three. 1 have seen much in the papers about sheep loving hitter weeds, briars, sassafras and the like, and they are good scavengers for a foul farm. My sheep love the cultivated grasses best. I remember once to have killed some sheep with sassafras; It wac done by con fining them too long to the same territory as well as to the same food. Sheep need to have their pastute changed at least once a month. And this new pasture is as much to force them to sleep in a new place as itjis to give a va riety of food. No sheep can be healthy long that s!eeps<m the same place and over his own excrement every night. The Road To Ruin. Chattanooga Times: There are several young men in ‘his city who amuse themselves: nightly by gambling with dice or cards. We would like to say, in ail kindness and as a well wisher of every one of these young fellows: Boys, don’t! There is no good, no future or even present satis faction in gambling, it is sure in the end to make a man a professional ‘Greek,’ a stroll-! ing black leg; or? the haljit I becoming a settle*} and unap j peasable passion, will ruin the ! one it possesses. Only a few j weeks ago a young married | man committed suicide in Philadelphia. He bad wasted within a few years an estate valued at $3,000,000, all lost jat faro, rouge et noir,roulette, poker,and other games in this country, on the'ocean steam ers and in Europe. Uis wret ched fate should be a warn ing to tlie rich and idle. Tho great temptation to tamper with funds nnt one’s own piodiiced by a passion for any kind of gambling Is illustrated and emphasized bv the scores of wrecked lives and mined reputations scat tered all along tho highways of trade,to betound anywhere in the towns and cities. No young man can long practice gambling and retain a nice sense of honor. It blunts tho sense of duty all young men holding trusts should possess in a high degree; it leads di lecily to ‘borrowing’ from the employer’s till; then comes flagrant robbery, exposure, sliame, loss of position, vaga bondage, despair. Gambling has nearly ruin ed the morale of tho army.— Thb practice of wagering on ! the course of tho stock mark-, ets and future prices of gram, produce and other marketa-' ble articles, has broken down the sense of commercial bon ier in our large cities, and j made city life among large classes merely a game of chance that is but one remove from pure swindling and sneaking theft. Gambling is I denounced by the laws of Ten nessee as a crime. The keep ing of a gaming bouse is a felony in this State. Perhaps this may be sufficient bint to the authorities upon which to in an t floit to at least modify and reduce gambling among our boys and young men. Revive and Organize Clubs. This is the season for reviv ing and organizing Farmer’s clubs and similar institutions. Some one well says that if farmers would keep up with the spirit of the times they must meet together and dis cuss the important questions that tho age presents. There is no better school for farm ers than such oigauizations offer. Yaluaole information can be acquired,and the prac tice of speaking in public is self improving. Every school district should have a debat ing society of some kind to keep its inhabitants wide a wake, seeking to be posted on all the issues of the day.— Such societies have an excels lent influence on the young. Here the young orator gets bis first lessons and acquires confidence to express bis thoughts. Speaking is an art acquired only by practice,like all other arts; the earlier in life tins practice is bad the more easily is the art acquir ed. By all means organize so cieties of some kind in every district in the country. What is claimed to be the largest truck farm in the South is in Louisiana, near New Orleans, where the cnK tivation of very early cabba ges, cucumbers and tomatoes are made a specialty tor the markets of Northern cities. Last season the yield was a* bout 900 bairels of cucnmb’* ers, 8,000 boxes :»t tomatoes, and 170,000 beads of cabba ges. In addition to this aeon siderablo portion of ground is devoted to the cultivation of strawberries, cauliflower, peaches, grapes, etc., and an apiary yields an annual pro* d action of about ton barrels of honey,—Ex. Stranger Than Fiction. Washington Gazette: Twen tv years ago a lady in this; city was married to an army officer, and a year afterward ! a plump girl baby blessed the j union. Major W. and Ins wife subsequently quaneled aud parted, Mrs. W. taking the child with her to Sau Fran sisco, where, after a few years she secured ii divorce, and af terward married a Mr. 11. in the ‘Golden uity,’ U«r geo* Ioiul husband died in the course of time, and about, a j year or two since slie made her way back to this city, with her daughter, who had grown to a beautiful woman< I hood, and secured a position | in one of the departments. | Major VV. left Washington ;shortly after his seporution from his wife. Re was mus tered out of the service, set* lied down in a Western city and married again. The whirligig of lime bro’t him to the national capital, where he bocame a govern ment cltrk. This was some time before ike arrival of bis first wife. Time had dealt gently with both of them,the ear marks of the destroyer telling more plainly on the Major by o slight stoop in ttie shoulders and a plentiful sprinkling of gray hairs. One day not longsince the Major passed his first wife on Pennsylvania avenue in com pany with a pret»y young la dy. He had not heard from her in litteen years,ank knew nothing of her whereabouts during that time. She knew him, but did not care to re cognize him, for she had not know n his life since they par ted. The Major looked long and wistfully at tlie former partner of his bosom, who though slightly aged, bore pleasing traces of her foimer beauty,and the thought struck him as ho looked nt hei beau tiful companion- -This is my daughter.’ After a search of some weeks lie discofered that his former wife and daughter re sided on Capitol Hill. He addressed thorn a letter; the wife did not respond, but al lowed her daughter to do so. The latter met her father by appointment, away from her mother’s home. That meet ing is said to have been an affeeting one. Since that time the Major has showered upon his long lost girl not on ly his parental love, but rare and interesting gifts, and the twain can be seen together on Pennsylvania avenue any fair day, mixing with the promenaders. The daughter still lives with her mother, who does not speak to, and lias made no sign to, one whom she once loved, and who did not treat her kindly, she alleges, ic. tlie‘auld lang syne.’ The reality of the above story surpasses the romances we see from week to week up on the dramatic stage, and only leminds us of the old, old truisms that ‘truth is stranger than fiction.’ RECEIVING CALLS. ‘I am sixteen,7 said Alexia Ardell, resolutely, ‘and I was put into long diesses last month, and I’ve a right to come down into the parlor and see company on New Years day! And I ain sure that papa would let me, if he was here and, 1 will!’ Alexia stood in the middle of the floor, with her fluffy golden hair falling over her eyes, her cheeks glowing a mild pink,and her whole per sonelle indicative of resolve and determination in the ex. tremist degree. Mrs. Ardell looked at her in despair. The two Misses Scarlett, her daughters by a former marriage, and Alexa’s not particularly beloved step sisters, sat as stiff and prim as two carved marble images. 'Alexia’s temper’ was prover bial in the family, and these very proper and precisely be bayed yonug women were wont to affect the greatest dis may at its vehement gnsts. ‘Alexia,’ said Mrs, Ardell solemnly, ‘in your dear papa’s absence it is my di'ty to en-» force his precepts, and carry out his discipline. You are a great deal too young to re* ceive visitors on New Year’s Day, like Yerena and Bin mengarde, Yon are to go back to botrding school to morrow.’ ‘But!’ cried Alexia, in dis^ may, ‘my holiday*; do not ex pire until Wednesday.’ iThat is very true,’ said Mr*. At'dellj compressing her thin j lips to a mere slit;cons»quent i ly, oou can see how far yon j have abridged your own pe ! riod of recreation by your un 1 governable will.’ Alexia forgetting all about the sixteen years,and the long j dresses, burst into loud weep ing. ‘Pray, Alexia, don’t be stl ly,’ said Verena. j ‘One would think,’ tartly spoke up Eunengafde, ‘that you were a child often years eld. Of course, it is all for your own good— ’ ‘My own fiddlesticks!’ ir reverently interrupted Alex ia, as she fled from the apart meat m floods of undignified tears. Hut numbers are certain to conquer, in the long run; and S » Judga ArdeU’s daughter was pa.-ked remorsely off to boarding school,and Mrs. Ar deli’s two girls returned to their consultations with the dressmaker for the grand gala day of the year. Verena, a pallid blonde, with cold water bine eves,and colorless flaxen liair, was to we«r blue damask, ambroids eved around the shirt in palm leaves of seed pearls. Ermengarde, who had a lit. tie more bloom, and ventured to call herself a brunette,had chosen pink satin,with cloud like draperies of black lace; While the ma'ron herself, no bad exemplification of the po et’s idea of‘fat,fair and forty,’ was to wear ruby velvet,rich ly trimmed with point apliv quo lace and a dramond cross, which in the absence of her husbands site had hired from an accomodating jewelei for the occasion< WhileAlexia—poor, heart broken child,—was sent ruth lessly to the depot, where Miss Gardiner, the governess, was telegraped to meet her. But Miss Gardinei. as it chanced, did not receive the message in time, and was not there; and Mr. Herbert Hel ullyn'was there! . Alexia knew him very well. She had seen him once at. tier stepmother's. He owned a brown stone house, fronting on the Central Park, and a place near Lake George, call ed Helullyn Hall. He drove a pair of superb, high'-step ping horses, and owned a pri vate pictuiesgallery; and Er mengarde Scarlett had selec ted him as the special target for the arrows of her hazel eves, this season. Mr. Helullyn recognized A1 exia at once. ‘Miss Scarlett’s little sister, isn’t it?’ said he. Alexia furtively whisked a wav her tears, and answer ed: * ‘Yes.’ ‘Is anything tho matteif said Mr. Helullyn. ‘Can I he of service? Play command me, if—’ ‘If you could please take me homer said eager Alexia. ‘Verry slyly indeed, mind!’— because I’ve been sent hack to hoarding-school betoro the holidays are out, just because Verena, Ennengarde. and mamma consider me too lit tle to see company on New Year’s Day.’ ‘This te a serious trouble in deed!' said Mr, Helullyn, laughin g. *0h, it is, indeed!’ sighed Alexia. ‘I am sixteen, you know, and I should so like to be a young lady, like Verena and Ennengarde! but you see,’returning to the subject ‘Miss Gaidiner is not hero to receive me, and if you would please take mo back in your carriage, I would creep in by the areairate, and perhaps— perhaps, I shall he ‘at home’ on New Year’s Day, after all —But,-her large, dark eyes suddenly blazing into indig nation, ‘you are laughing at me!’ ‘Not laughing at yon, Miss Ardoll,’ he hastened to ex plain—‘only with you!’ ‘Miss Ardell!’. Alexia’s heart leaped at this delicious tribute to her young ladyhood. She felt prouder still when Mr. Hol ullvn helped her into his car riage and they drove away. ‘X^sqve um at the gorner of | flio street, please,’ said Alex ia. ‘It would never do for mamma and the girls to see me in your carnage! And Er nieugardo would be so vexed!’ And as the little wild gipsv stole in at the area-gate; and biibed the cook with a kiss and a ailing of ambei heads, not to betray her surrepti tious re-ent.iHfice into the fam ily ciiele. While Mr. Helull yn went' home to wonder what there was so facinating in Alexia Ardell’s round,dims pled luce and liquid dark eyes, • *A child indeed!’ho said to himself. ‘She is a woman, and a dangeronsly lovely one, too—only she doesn’t know it! Eyes like pools of deep garnet brownjhair all glisten ing like tangles of sunshine. Little Alexia, if you could only seo yourself as others see you, you might be temp ted to be vain! 1 shall make a point of calling at Judge Ardelfs house on Now Year’s day, and if Miss Alexia is not there, I shall certainly en qiyre for her!’ The pink satin dress vindica ted Miue. Chaussa’s fame as an artistic dressmaker; the blue’damask came in time to be tried and pronounced ‘per iod,’ on Saturday night; and on Monday, the Misses Scar lett dressed themselyes with judicious euro, and many la yings with rose watei and cations applications of pearl cream and blush pink. The drawing-rooms, decor ated with hot house flowers, and illuminated, not with vulgar gas,but with the white lustre of many wax candles in myriad-branched candel abra, had been personally in spected by Mrs. Ardell before she went to make her toilet, and the little room at the back.where the judge ordina rily kept his hoots, and oyei* coats, and Turkish pipes, had been transform’d into a- smil ax garlanded bovver, where faint lights glowed through shades of Nile-green glass, and the moat elegant and ics thetic refreshments were ar ranged in eleisonne enamell ed ware, trays of repoussee silver, and baskets of Dies den China. And, just at the time when Ennengarde was saving to her sister ‘How do 1 look, deai?1 and Verena was twist, ing heseli into the shape of a letter S, to see the back of her false pugs and plaitings in the mirror little Alexia was enthuiiasticaliv tossing about the.contents ot an old chest in the storesroom.which contained the long forgotten wardrobe of tLe lirst Mrs. Judge Ardell. ‘Oh,’ she cried, this is beau tiful! and she unfolded a scented robe of lojig China crape, crimped like the shing ly bars of the finest sea sand, embroidered in fantastic figs ures of scarlet silk. ‘I’ll wear this.’ ‘But it's so odd and old fashioned, miss,1 said Louisa, the maid. ‘That is the very charm of it!’ pronounced Alexia. ‘Ql>, do make baste, Louisa, with my bail! Aje you sure yo^ can do it like fhff plate in the fashion book?’ Mrs. Ardell was airanging the folds of the point lace ovs er her shoulders, when Miss Verena rushed up staiis. ‘Mamma, Ennengarde!’she cried, ‘who is the lady down stairs?’ ‘The lady down stairs!’ re peated both mother and daughter in amazement. -‘Receiving Mr. Helullyn in our drawing room!’ cried tireathless Verena. ‘In the loveliest dead'White dross, brocaded in scarlet silk, and long golden hair braided with antique Homan pearls.’ ‘My dear,’ said Mrs. Ar dell, ‘you must be crazy!’ And botltshe and Ennen garde barrie^ down stairs, just in tjmo to see the beau tiful young intruder courte sy a gracious greeting to two of thejeunesse doree of "New York. ‘Ah!’ said Alexia, with the utmost self posessiou, ‘here is mtutuu* aow, aud my sisters, ; Don’t move, Mr.. Helullyn/ she added in a lower toner I’in qnite safe now. Mamma wou’t dare to scold ino be-* fore company/. , . . ■ And Mis. Ardell and the Misses Scarlett were forced to digest tiieir rage and mor*. I ideation as best they could. | For Alexia outshone thein: as a real, crimson-hearted rose outshines the inillener’s. false presentiment—as the di amond outshines the wretch* ed paste ornament—and they knew it but too well. | But success excuses every-, tiling, and Mrs. Ardeil could not but perceive that the. quaint young beauty, in the antique dress, was emphatic ally a success. ‘Alexia,’ she cried, when there was a tempoiary lull in the stream of callers,how dar ed you play us such a trickl’ ‘1 did it for fun mamma,' said Alexia. ‘And it you scold me, 1 shall tell Mr. He-? lullyn. It was ho that b/o’t me back from the depot, and, he is my friend.’ ‘i never heard anything *o insolent in my life!’ cried Er mengarde Scarlett, turning pale with auger. ‘She ought to be locked up for a week on bread aud wa-, ter,’ sardVerena,passionately.' But Alexia only arched her eyebrows and smiled. During that New Year’s, day the child had bloomed out into a woman. Alexia had discovered her own talis man of power. They could none of them evei scold or tvranize over • l her again. She had no more fears of being sent back to boarding school. Bur Miss Ermengarde Scar lett. could hardly conceal her spite the next day when Mr, Helullyn came to Alexia out to drive, nor when boquets ’ with cards attached, kept ars riving for Alexia. ‘Mamma,’ she said, ‘what is to bo done?’ ‘Nothing, that I can see,' said Mrs. Ardeil, dryly. ‘The child can’t help being a beau ty, I suppose.’ T tried my best to keep her . back,’ sighed Mrs. Ardell;bul site has precipitated herself into society.’ And pretty Alexia Ardeil reigned the belle of tlie seas on, and in the spring Mr. He lullyn asked her fathei for her hand in marriage. The judge, honest man, stared iu amazement. ‘I—I thought that it was Efmengar Jeyoti fancied!’ said he. I knew she liked you!’ ‘1 am too much honored,’ said Mr, Helullyn, without changing a feature; ‘but I have never aspired to that honor. It’s Alexia, and Al exia only, that I love. ‘Oh!’said the judge. ‘Well, suit yourself—suit yourself!’ And so before she was quite * seventeen, Alexia Ardeil was married, and Ermengarde and Verona had the drawing room all to themselves upon the next. Now Year’ day. But they were not satisfied,-' after all. Some people nevec are satisfied. Cured By Laughter, In a treatise on laughter, Joubert gives a cnrious in stance. A patient, being low with fever, and the physician in attendance at a loss as to how he should procure reac tion, had onlered a dose of rhubarb, bit after tlie medi cine had been prepared, fear-, ing its debilitated effects, the order was counteimanded. Not long after, a pet monkey belonging to the patient, that Tad Teen hi the while, seeing the goblet, slip ped slyly up and touched it to his lips. The first taste was probably novel, and he made a comical grimace. An other sip,and he got ilie sweet of the syrup Aha! His vis ion brightened. He cast a glance around,and then drank it to the bottom,where bo got the fall strength of the ilm barb. Mercy! What a face he made. The visage of of the disgusted monkey spoke volumes at he hard tried to spit out thu horrible taste, but finding that impossible, he seized tlie goblet and hur led it to the floor, smashing it into a hundred piooes. The scone was so ludicrous that the sick mail burst into a lit of laughter that lasted until bis nurse came in, Aud when he tried to tell her be laughed again, until he sank back exhausted in a profuse perspiration,which lasted un til he fell asleep. When her awoke the fever was broken aud he recovered.