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A Drcam of Jlome.
Tho sun's rnys slnnt tho pnth nloug, Tlio nlr is bnlmy ns in Juno; Tho robln singa lils ovoninir nong, And tliroURli tho sky tho now, crny moon Moves cnlmly on, untrnmmelod, frco, But Bomothins whlspers tmto mo "Notyott" Tho brook sinRs ns it Rontly flows, Tho f roff cronks by tho wntcr's rim; Thcro in contcnt tho lily Rrows, Aud thoro tho fishos dnrtlng, swim; I hcnr nnd bco tlio old brown mill, But, nh 1 tlieso snd words linunt mo stiU "Not yotl" In clovcr mcndows brond nnd fnir, In drowsy mood tho cowb awnit Tho fnrm-boy's cnll tipon tlio nir, Whilo, with his pnil, bcsido tho gnto AVhich opcns down tho grnssy lnno, My brother bronthos tlioso words of pnin "Notyot !" Tho stecpled chnrcli, thoBchoolhousononr, ' Tho wood whero I hnvo ronmed nt will, Tho qunint, old fnrrnhonse, to mo denr, My youthful home my mnnhood's Btill I pco theso ns in dnys gono by. But Bomcthihg whispora (ns I sigh) "Notyot !" Oh, hcnrts, in whom thoro is no Mny! Who yearn to henr my footfnlls whero Tho pnth, so bcnten, tiikes its wny Under old trecs so grnnd nud fnir ! Denr hcnrts who long for mo to coiue, I cnn bat fny I cnn go homo "Notyetl" For longer, Btill, yourbrenBte mnst know A sndncss freo from nll disguiso, Ero I cnn lenve thepo sccnes nnd go And look into fnir, loving eyes, And clnsp tho hnnds bo wnrm, nnd kiss Tho lips I'vo pressod bo of t in bliss "Notyetl" Forgottcn, but ns Bweet nnd strong As whou ono dronmful nutumn dny I Bnid "good-bye," nnd pnssed nlong Down tho old wnlk, nnd went nwny, Not thinking thoro wonld como n day AVhen I should hnvo, ns now, to say "Notyetl" Alns, not yct ! Fnr, fnr from this ! Still must I wnit 1 A1I I cnn do Is just to wnft a long, long kisw, BedeweU with love, Oh, henrts, to yon, And marmur theso snd words onco rnore, Unthought of in tho dnys of yoro "Notyot 1" Ueorge Xcwcll Lotcjoy. HIS SACRIFICE. lly tho window o the drawing-room of the corner house in u dingy London square stood llonor AVyllio and Archer Douglas ;v tiill, dark-coiuplexioned girl ; iiuri a slight, fair young man, ijomcwhnt above tlio middlo height. llonor's slendcr llngers were me clmnically untwisting tlio cords of the tassel that liung from tho heavy cur tains; her large gray cycs wero di rectod at the little inclosure of smoky looking trc'es, upon whioh the smut laden rain was falling, but they saw ueither trees nor rain. " I never for. an instant thought of this," she said, without inoving. " lle heve ine, never, or I .should have been moro careful." Iler coiiipunion niado no reply; yet his flguro expressed attention. "All tliis timo I havo been under the impression that you know I was engaged. It has been no secret. 1 thought every ono knew !" Still no answer. Tho young nian's lient liead dropped lower on liis brenst. " Do speak to ine," slio said, plead ingly, atter a pause. " He angry with ine anything rather tlian this siieiico 1 I am so sorry so ashanied " " Angry 1" and Douglas ehecked a groan tliat had all but made itself heard. IIo approached a step nearer to her, to look earnestly at her prolile, tiien started as a drop of water suddenly fell upon the back of her hand. " Crying, llonor 1 There, I will go. Tlmnk you for everytliing. I hope ho is worthy your love, llonor. Ileaven bless you ! Muy you bo very liappy 1 Don't shed any tears for ine I don't want to think I havc clouded your luppiness." "And I am forgiven?" sho con trived to ask in a choked voice. "Forgiven! For what? Forbeing too kind and sweet? Yes, I forgivo you that, Miss AVyllie! Good-bye." IIo moved slowly and unwillingly to the door. Sho waited till ho reached it, then advanced to the middlo of tlio room. " You say you aro not angry, and yet you aro going liko that." Douglas stood irresoluto. Daro ho trust hiinsclf to tako tho soft hand ap pcalingly extendedi1 Ilis powere of self-control wero already drawn upon to almost tlieir full extent. Tlio next instant ho held her hand in a grasp that niado her llineh, drawing her toward him tho whilo to obtain a hetter view of her half-averted face. "llonor," ho said, almost fiereely, "do you know what you mado li'io think V That if I had been tho llrst if you were freo now " " Oh, huslil" she cried, shrinking from him; and wrenching away her hand, sho retreatcd to tlio window, palo as ashcs. Their eycs met. Tlien not vcntur ing to utter another word ho hastily quitted tho room. llonor, trembling liko a leaf, her heart beatingjWildly, pressed her face to tho pano to seo him pass up tho Kquarc; and when ho was out of sight sank on the iloor witli her head buried in her arms on tlio settee. Sho had not long been in this posi tion beforo a slim, lnlddlo-aged lady ontered, to look round at llrst without seeing her. Then, on a seeond inspec tion, becoming awaro of tho preseneo of Honor, sho sat down besido lier and laid her hand on thotumbled hair. "Dear mol" sho cricd, wrinkling lier smooth brow. "Tut, tut, tutl Come, como 1 Why, pet I" Theso sympathetic ojaculatlons mado the girl move her position, throw ono rain round the wuisst of tlio cOnsoler, nnd lay hcr tear-wet faco on thocarcjs ing hand. Miss tcllls ono of tho threo niatden nunts of llonor Wylllo said nothing furtlier at tho momont. Sho contented herself with parting, sinoothing andtoying with hernleco's hair, and waltcd. "Tlicre," said llonor at last, sitting up and drying her eyes, " auntle, you won't bo angry no, I mcan vexcd.at what I am going to say V" ,: "Surely not, love. What Is it, oh ?" askcd Miss Mcllis, in a soft and sooth Ing tono " I should liko to go home at onco to-night or to-morrow. Oli I you will let me, Aunt Alice? You will not mako objectionsV" "Uut why, llonor? "What havo wo dono?" "Xothing, aunt. Uut I want to get away from London. I must go 1" Sho was so earucst that Miss Mcllls looked startled aud troublcd. " "What will Aunt Anno and Aunt Mary say V" she asked. "They havo been making plans for taking you out next week a concert, 1 think but don't let them know 1 told you, for it was to bo a surpriso. And your visit only half over I" "I will talk to them, aunt, and they will not bo offendcd. I will llnish tho visit soinetirnc." "It isthrough him, is it not?" and Miss Mellis gavo a little nod at tho window, as though Archer Douglas were just outside. llonor's look answcrod her. In tho meantimo Douglas sfarted back to his chambers in Lincoln's Inn in so confused a framo of mind that after being twico nearly run over ho had to tako a cab, unconscious even that tho driver thercof winked know ingly nt another driver as ho ollicially helped him in. Douglas might, in fact, havo been in the condition tlio cabman sup- posed, so unconscious was ho of what went on around him. .hven wlien Ho was onco moro in his own room, gloomy as a dark, wet day in London could make, his thouglitswere scarcely under his own controi. For the noxt week ho fought hard to drivo from his mind this gnawing regret; but ho fought vainly, for tho conviction that sho could havo loved, or over did actually lovo him, was too strong; and his trouble, instead of growing less, seemed almost to in erease. Ile determined at last to go away for a timo and seo what change would elTect. And witli this decision canio another. Ile would mako an attempt to bo rcconciied to his father witli whom ho had quarreled somo six montlis since. AVhile ho was full of hopcs and plans for the future, llonor Wylllo partici pating in them all, this division from tho only near relation ho possesscd seemed but a trifling thing. Now that ho was again thrown upon mmscli, his loneliness seemed to magnify teu timcshe weight of the blow that had falleij&ipon liiin. VleWilt ratlier like a prodigal as tho trahi whirled him througli Kent and into Sus.iex; for it was at Ilastings that his father now dwclt. IIo knew that lie had been in tlio wrong. On the mere suggestion of a possible step- motlier lio had sjioken with passionate resentment of such an ldea. Uut why not? Ilis father was but forty-live. AVhy should ho bo condemned to live uone possibly twenty or tlnrty years longcr. Still pondcring over theso questions he reached tho end of liis journey. IIo stood still among tho crowd of peojilo even at tliis time of year seck- mg liealth or aniusement liere. Inva- lids in bath-chairs wero wheeled past him; childrcn witli spades tumbled over his feet; sailors asked him if he wanted a boat; but ho scarcely saw or heard. Ile looked sadly l'ar out over the wido expanso of sea, tinted in stripes of gray and blue, as tho clouds and sky alternated above, and glisten- ing witli white streaks that, near at hand, becamo the snowy crests of rest- less waves. Looking out thus ho felt tho dcsiro to be alono growing into a delinito longing. IIo shrank still from tho lneeting with his father, who might, for all ho knew, receivo him eoldly and keep him at a distance. And so think ing, he wandeml througli tlio quaint old town and out upon the rock-strewn ueacli. A short walk brought him to a "part of the shore quite unfrequentod. Ilere, upon a boulder quaintly striped, wliere larger boilders broko thocutting wind, he sat and watched the breaking waves and thought. IIow long ho had been thoro he could not havo told, when his roverio was brought to nn end by the appear aneo of two flgures between him and tho sea. Though not ten yards from whero he sat they did not seo him, but stood still in tho wintry sunlight in earnest and npparently agitated talk. "Thank you for your frankness, love," tho man was saying, though the breeze caught tho words and carried them out of reacli of Archer's ears. "llut you need not tremblo so. Am I so terriblo?" Tho girl, whoso hand was in his, tightened her clasp on his strong flngers. "And you will trust mo again?" she said. "Trust you? Yes; but wo will wait a little. I believe in vour earnest desiro to forget nll this ; but somo things aro beyond otir power. Let us seo what n little timo will do. AVhy who is this? AVhat on earth is it possiblo? Archer!" " Is it possible, father," was tho answer, as the young man camo for ward, his palo faco almpst lendeu in hue. IIo wanted to say somo words of apology of icgret but nono would come. It was difllcult to keep his eyes from that ot'ner miuto, atartlet flgurc, with color flushing and fadlng, whlch drow back, as though longing to get out of sight. Then this was tho man who stood between him and his lovo In both ilg uratlvo nnd litcral scnse this man who had seizcd both his hands in 11 nn grlp who was looking at him with eyes suddenly become misty. " AVcll, 1 nm glad to sco you, boy I I tliQiight you would como somo day. 1 am glad 1" "Aro you, father?" Archer might havo hlmself felt a llttlo moved, if It had not been for that girllsh flguro walking slowly away. "Perhaps I should havo como sooner If I had guesscd 1 should bo so welcome." "You aro looking fearfully ill though, Archer !" and Mr. Douglas sur voyed liim anxiously. "AVliat havo you been doing to yourself ?" " Nothing. AVorking too hard, pos sibly; and I havo had ono or two things to worry mo lately." " You must tell mo everytliing hon cstly, lad; and I daro say 1 shall bo ablo to help you, whatever tlioso things are. And now Don't go, llonor now. I must Introduco you. Archer.'this is Miss AVyllle, my future wife." llonor had turned back at oncc. Sho cxtended hcr hand. It was taken in silence. "AVo havo met beforc," sho said, turning hcr face, suffused Avltlj color, toward Mr. Douglas. That look was a rovelation to tho elder man. Ilis smilo vanishcd, giv Ing placo to a strange, half-stunned expression. " Why did you not tell mo it was Archer?" ho askcd, in a low voice, of llonor. " I did not know ho was your son," sho faltcrcd. "I congratulatoyou, father," Archer said, with forced lightness of manner. " And for tho present I will leavo you to llnish your tetc-a-tete." IIo was turning away, but his father caught him by the arm. "No," he said, almost harshly, "it cannot end so 1 You and Miss AV'yllio havo often met before?" Archer inelined his head and looked at llonor, whoso faco was averted. "You asked herto be your wife?" "I did. Is tl.is necessary ? " " I think so. I don't want to give either of you needless pain. Tell me, Archer was'her refusal the trouble you alluded to just now? Ilave you other troubles?" Archer hesitated, ground his boot in among tho pebbles and looked out to sea, and linally said, slowly : "I shall answer neither of (hoso questions. I am deeply sorry that I camo down here. All 1 can do is to go again. Good-bye. Ileaven bless you both ! Miss AVyllie, you havo made a wiso choice. 1 have no doubt you will be happy." , IIo raised his liat; then pulling it low over his brow strode away, with out heeding his father's diitaining voice. llonor's eyes followed him until ho was out of sight. " Tliere is no train just now," said Mr. Douglas, drawing her hand througli his arm, and walking slowly besideher in tho same dirpction. " 1 shall not let liim go. llonor, my dear girl, I need not a"sk you if you lovo him." " I lovo youi" she answered, cling ing to him. ' You shall not turn mo away. Let us forget all this, and bo as wo wero before!" ' Do you niean this?" "I do", Hobert; vou believe me, don't you?" IIo stopped to look at hcr, toilnd her eyes mect him witli a resolute and steady ga.e. Iler face was paler than usunl, but that was all. "My dear, I do believe you," he said, with a quiet smile. " And now, I will seo you home before " IIo broko off and changed tho sub ject with some haste. As soon as ho had seen her to her door ho hurried to his own home and wrote two letters. Oiving up his in tention of proventing his son's de parture, ho occupied himself in pre paring for his own. ' Tho next morning llonor reccived ono of the two letters. Sho dropped over it many secret tears nnd held long counsel with her mother upon what it contained. Toward night, two uays later, a tall, well-niado man camo out of a hotel in Dover and took his way to ward tho pier, with tho intention of going on board tho night steamer for Calais. Ho had not gone far when thero was tho sound of somo ono running be liind, and directly after he was caught roughly by tho arm. IIo swung round and struck a blow that sent his fancied assailant staggering into the road. At tho samo instant tho moonlight shono on tho latter's face and ho gave an astonishcd exclaination : "Archer!" " Tlio same," said tho young man, approaching him onco more. " You needn't havo been in quito such n hurry." "My dear boy! Havo I hurt you?" "Not much only mado mo n bit giddy. It's no matter, so long as I havo caught you." " AVhat does this mcan?" Mr. Doug las asked; then, " AVhat brings you, Archer?" " Y'ou bring me," said his son, al most ficrcoly. "That is, your blind ness. Go back to her, father. You meant to do what wiis best, instead of wliieh you havo half broken her heart. I havo seen her, and it is as 1 thought." Tho elder man was a good deal agi tated. "You aro deceiving mol" ho said, huskily. " Ueforo' Ileaven I am not ! Go, if you will ; but you leavo her alono, for I go too. You would havo Bacriflced yourself, I know, father ; don't think I nm ungrateful. Uut it is no good you ato acting under a mlstakc. You givo It up." "llut you, Archer?" "I! Oh, lm right cnough I" nnd ho laughcd abrtiptly. " Fshaw, father ! what do you takomo for, tllnt you try to saddlo mo with a wifo who doesn't caro a straw for me? Come, you givo it up?" "My trlp to Franco? Yes. My trnps aro oi board, though. I must try If I can rescuo them." " I'Jl seo to that," said Archer, and dashed off. llut either ho was too late, or they could not easily bo found, for tho steamer paddled out of tho harhor with him on thedcck.and tho "traps" unlanded. Archer did not go below durlng tho passage, but watched tho moon appear and disappcar among tho clouds. or gazcd at its silvery path over tho water. Many of tho passengers looked with curiosity or interest at tho young man who, with pale face almost ghostly in the bluish light, leaned motionless against tho side, and looked out on tho wateis the wholo night througli. Mr. Douglas followed at a moro leis urely pace; when his son ran off and left him his mind was busy with this new problein Could it bo possiblo that ho had indecd been mistaken that llonor loved him, with his iivo-and-forty years to look back upon, hetter than Archer? Had her assertion that it was but a passing fancy.a weakness that she had conquered, been tho sim ple trtith ? If so It was not long beforo he found that his son had disappeared, and ono or two inquiries left no doubt as to whero ho was gone. On tho following day ho was again at Ilastings and held llonor in his arms. "Aro you convinccd now?" sho whispcred. "Am I really quito for given ?" Ilis sole answer was to press her closer to his breast. llut though they havo been married four years and acurly-haired little An nio builds houses for baby with hricks of wood, Archer Douglas has never been to seo his stepmother. Never since that night has he sct foot in Hngland, though long letters nt rare intervals tell us of liis doings In Aus tralia, and are full of glowing descrip tions of tho climato and of tho pleas ures of the wild, free lifo out in the bush. Gricco-Ilomnn AVrcstllng. Next to England and Amcrica, Franco takes rank as u nation of wrestlers, and it has also a distinctivo style, but ono that is of comparatively recent date. Its originator was one Itossignon liollin, and his greatest ex ponent Monsieur Fauvet, of whom it is said no one could break the bridge fornied by this athleto arching his back by the aid of liis neck and hcels. Tliis style of contention was brought to Anierica in 187(5, and at oncc took hold of tho Americans, who are ever on the alert for novelties. Its name Gneco-Roman had considerablo to do with itspopularity; but search througli (reek and Koinan history fails to sub stantiate tho assertion that it was the stylo of competition in use among tlio gladiators of tho Coliseum or athletic arena. llesearch, however, shows that it was introduced by an adventurer, and that it was a mild species of catch-as-catch-can style. In the Freneh contest the wrestlers aro strippcd to tho waist, and Ilght for loeks and grips above tho waist, and no hold below the belt is allowed, and no tripping or foot playing can be in dulged in. Somo years ago a party of theso French wrestlers crosscd "the ehannel and threw down tho gauntlet to all Fngland for a bout at their na tional pastime. They wero met by Fngland's champions, and in tho ma jority of encounters were worsted, as tho Uritons knew just as much of the supposed new style as did tho French men, added to whieh they were inva riably in much hetter condition than the Frenchmen. Rather Forgctrul. Failure of meniory is apt to be at tended with very einbarnussing re sults sonietimes in social life. The si.ster of an eminent clergynian, ac companying her brother to a dinner party, entirely forgot that sho was not at her own table, and apologized for tho abominably had dinner. Sho was "quito ashanied" to see such dishes sent to tho table. Tho lady of the houso did not enjoy tho blunder as much as tho other g'uests. Lately in New York a distinguished English gentleman called on a big merchant who had entertained him two years ago. " IIow d'yo do, Mr. ?" hesaid, expect ing acordial clasp. " AVho aro you?" rejoined tho merchant, whoso nianners aro at times brusque; "I don't know you." "Sir G. C," replied tho other; "Ihadthepleasuro of diningwith you two years ago." "A mistako, sir; I never saw you before;" aud poor SirG. C. retired dumbfounded. A (jlood Iteason. "Look here," said tho governor to a high Stato ollicial, "when aro you going to pay mo that 10?" " Ujion my honor, governor, I don't know." "AVhy. sir, tho other day when I nientioned tho fact of your indebted ness you asked mo whero I would be Tuesday?" " Yes, sir." " AVell, wasn't that a promiso that you would iay mo Tuesday?" "No, sir." " AVhy, then, did you want to know whero I would bo Tuesdtty?" " llecnuso I wanted to know whero you'd bo so I could mako nrrangements to bo somowhero else." Arkunsaw Tratiller. l'lio Song of tho Adrcrtlstr. I nm nn ndvortiBcr ,'rentl In lottors bold n d big nnd round TLo prniies of n ware3 I Bouud: l'rospority is my cjtntc. The pooilj como, Tho peo lo ifo In on o coi inuou.o, Surgins low Thoy buy my rooc i nnd como ngnin, And I'm tho hnppi'stof mcn; And this tho ro.ipo 1 1 relnte I nm nn ndvortisergrentl Thoro 1b n Bhop ncnss tho wny AVhoro no'er is lijnrd n hnmnn trend, AVhero trndo is pkrnlyzed nnd doad, AVith no'er n custojner n dny. Tho peopll como, Tliopoaplo go, But neTefthere; They (U not know Thoro's Buch n Bhp bcncnth tho skies, Becnupo ho does n)t ndvcrtiso; Whilo I with plenuro contomplnto Tlint I'm nn ndvejtiser t'rent. Tho secret of my'iortuno lics In ono Bmnll fnit, which I mny stato, Too mnny trndarnen lenrn too Into If I hnvo goods I idvertise! Then peo le come, And peiplo ro In constnnt strcnms, For pedplo know Thnt ho who 1ms ifood wnres to boII Will Burcly ndvcrtise thom woll; And proudly I reitcrato, I nm nn adrcrtiscr grent! Denver Tribunc. HUMOIt OF THE DAY. Cut and dried Ilay. The best flre-escape llepcntance. Of historic interest Tlio national debt. Looking glasses east rellections and so do jealous people. Tho futilo demands for ten-cent pieces show that tho United States mint does not keep up with tho dimes 'Lowell Courtcr. In somo plnces a young man is not thought much of unless ho owns a building lot. Out of sight, out of mind. ricayune. A f ull-grown ostrich is worth $200 AVc cxpect after announcing this fact to hear of some leader of female fashions tying tlio legs of an ostrich under her eliin and utilizing tho entire bird as a bonnet. I'ltiludeiplua Vhron icle. The vnistress had gently reprimanded her maid for oversleeping herself in the morning. "You see, ma'ani," said tho servant, " I sleep very slowly, and so it takes me much longer to get my full sleep than it does others, you see, ma am. It is said that evervthing is made for something, and even cockroaches have been found ellicacious in tho ma- teria medica, but we have yet to find a scientist who can explain what pil low-shams are mado for. Philadel- jrtiia News. Ujornstjerne Bjornson, tho novelist, narrowly escaped having a middlo nanie. liis parents intended to rtill him Ujornstji'rne JJjojorjsjnjtjorjonjrn stjse Bjornson, but tho "j" box gavo out before the third syllable of the middlennmewas reached. Morristown Herald. llipon Lakaua is tho namo of a great.IaiiaiH'.-e lord who is traveling tlirough Eurci)c like Gautier's "For tunio." AVlun ho was in Vienna he chartered a hotel and sent invitations to two hundred women to attend a maskcd ball, at which ho was the only person of tho masciiline sex present. Ho made them dauce and eat and drink, and when they sat down tosup per ench found a superb bracelet hid den in lier napkin. The Parisians ex pect that ho will anuiso them with similar fantasticalities. AVISE AVOUUS. Timo with respect to principlo is an eternal now. Charms strike tho sight, but merit wins tho soul. Tako your life just as it is given to you and" mako it as beautiful as you can. Thy friend has a friend and thy friend's friend has a friend; bo dis creet. AVo should tako truth for our guide, for it is tlio foundation of all that is real, noblo and grand. IIo that wrestles withusstrengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our nntagonist is our hclper. AVound no man's feelings unneces sarily. Tliero aro thorns in abund ance in tho path of human life. I havo scldom known any ono who deserted truth in trilles that could bo trusted in matters of importance. If you havo an opportunity to do a gcnerous action, do it. It is a very pleasant rellection to go to sleep with. The fountain of content must spring up in tho mind, and he who has so little naturo as to seek happiness by chang ing everytliing but his own disposi tion, will wasto his lifo in fruitiess eiTorts, and multiply the griefs that ho proposes to remove. You may trust tlio frank bluff-man-nered man", but hesitatoeroyou conlido in tho over polite fellow, who insists upon shaking your hand every time you mect, wnoso faco is over smiHng, whoso voico is soft, and whoso talk is in half whisporS; such art is foreign to sincerity; exeessivo ornamentation puts a doubt on genuineriess. It is not what wo earn, but what wo save, that makes us rich. It is not what wo eat, but what wo digest, that makes us strong. It is not what wo read but what wo remember, that makes us wiso. It is not what wo in teml, but what wo do that makes us useful. It is not a few faint wishes, tut a llfclong struggle, that makes us YiUlant. SELECT SII TIXOS. FotatoeS tho' sln nf wnlnnts nrrv found Indlgenous to Arizona. Doks under favorablo nlrrtnnstjinces. llvo to bo over thirty years old. Tho ancient Grceks built thor rll.lns. a fow miles from tho sea shore for foar of pirates. Tovs for children bslnnir t.n nll t.lmi'S. nnd liardlv chaniro in fashinn. Thn. f-tick, with a horso's head at tho top, was useu uy uoys centuries ago. Tho fir3t annearnnco of nntt.nn mt ,m articlo of commerco was a shipment of soven bales from Charleston in 1757. In 1880-81 tho crop was 0,G00,00O bales. In New Zo.il.ind e.irtliwnrma nnh. only leavo tlieir butrows but cllmb up trees in searcn ot lood in tne niglit or at a late hour If tho morning is damp and wnrm. It has often been noticedby hospital surgeons, says tho Laiwet, that severe, curious or out-of-the-way ancldents secin to occur in groups, but of thisno ndequato explanation has ever been given. Two hundred and forty-four earth quakes, it is stated, aro known to havo occurred sinco 1881, of which eighty six were in winter, sixty-ono in nu tumn, ilfty-six in spring and forty-ono in summer. Colonel Keyscr made an interesting experiinentin signaling by sunshino during tho recent Egyptian campaign. Ascending ono of tho pyramids near Cairo, by means of a hcliograpliic inlr ror he rellected a ray of sunshino to Alexandria, 120 miles away, sendlng a lnessage from General AVolseley to tho khedive. According to Mr. Proctor, if from a single pair, for 5,000 years, each hus band aud wifo had married at twenty one years of ago and there had been no deaths, tho population of the earth would be 2,199,015 followed by 141 ciphers. It would require to hold this population a number of worlds cqual to 3.1GG.52G followed by 125 ciphers. Among the curious phenomena rc vealed by tho sinking of wells in Al gcria is tho existence of fishes, crabs and fresh water mollusks at consider ablo depths in the subterranean waters. The fishes were covered with sand mud, but the shells of tho crabs wero quite bright and glittering evidenco that they had inhnhitcd iuro water. AVriting of tho Isle of Man in 1793, AValdron, speaking of a crypt or sub terranean ehannel near Peel Castle, says: AVithin are thirteen pillars, on which the whole chapel is supported. Tliey havo a superstition that any stranger who, out of curiosity, goes to see this cavern and omits to count tho pillars shall do something to occasion his being conlined there. SCIEN'TIFIC XOTES. It was asserted by a Urazilian dele gato to the Geneva sanitary congress that colfee is a natural antidote to al- cuiioi, tiuii iiniL ine cousuuipiioii oi ai coholio stimulants is comparatively small where colfee is a popular drink, as in his own country. Kussia is about to protect tho Criinean coast and tho wholo Ulack Sea lino with torpedoes. Yet it is a curious faet that very much is feared. from the torpedo, althoughit has never been proved in actual warfare to be of any great service against an enemy. Next. j-ear an exhibition of all the newly invented appliances to diminisli, thonuniberand lessen theconsequences. of railroad accidents is proposed to be held in Paris. Tliis should afford an opportunity for some of the fruits of Anu'rican gcnius to obtain a fair pre sentation. Professor Moos, of Heidelberg, has found good reasons for believing that many railway accidents have been duo to defective hearing on tho part of en gincers or others in eliarge of trains. Expert medical testimony shows that railway employes are especially liablo to affections of tho car. Leonardo da Yinci thus forshad owed tho telephono : " AVhen ono is upon a lake if ho puts the opening of a trumpet into the water and holds tho point of tho tube to his ear ho can perceive whether shijis are inoving at a remote distance. The samo thing occurs if he thrusts the tube into tho ground, for then, also, ho will hear what is going on far away." Death from cold may bo siinulated for a longer timo than is usually sup posed in tlu case of tho higher ani mals. llabbits wero shavcd by MM. Ilichet and Ilondeau, and inclosed in ilexiblo tnbes througli which thero was a llow of salt water, cooled to soven degrees, until breathing and tho action of the heart ceased. After suf fering theso mammals to remain in that condition for half an hour vital functions were restored. Ca&toms lu Glover. Somo curious customsare connected with gloves. For instance, the cere mony of removing them when enter ingt'ho stable of a princeor great man, or elso forfeiting thi'in or tlieir valuo to the servant in charge. This is an odd survival of vassalage, for tho ro moval it tho glovo wsu anciently a lnark of submisslon. AVhen lands or titles wero bcstowed, gloves wero given at tlio samo timo; and when for any reason tho lands wero for feited, tho oftender was deprived of tho right to wear gloves. Tho samo idea was prevalent in tlio bestowal of a lady's glove, to bo worn in tho hel niet 6f her knight, and forfeited by liim if her favor ceased. In hunting, tho gloves aro supposed to be removed. to-day at tho death of a stag. Itwiis a very ancient form of acknowletlg ment to present a pair of gloves to a. benefactor; and white gloves aro still presented to the judges at maiden as-sizes.