Sparta Democrat, July 13, 1859

Sparta Democrat

July 13, 1859

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Sparta Democrat (Newspaper) - July 13, 1859, Sparta, Wisconsin Babcocli, Publisher. "We Go Where Democratic Principles Lead the they disappear, We tease to VOL. 1. MONROE co. -wiscoisrsiTsr JTTLY Terms, in NO. id jniUHlica every WEDNESDAY Morning at SPARTA WISCONSIN. 15AECOCK Terms 50, in advance. HATES OF ADVERTISING. One Column, one year, ?-10 00 tix months, 30 00 Half Coluicru OHO year, 3000 she months 20 00 fourth Column, your, 15 OU Transient A.IV.K, 1 square, 1st insertion, .100 Kach subsequent insertion, SO 1'rofcssior.r.: Curds, of six lines or loss, per year, G 00 Ley.! Notices at Statute rates. BUSINESS DIRECTORY. Thos, B. Tyler. Tl-c uinlorsK-ncd is now prepared to make full Ab- stracts oi'Titlc to nil lands in Monroe Co. Also furnish Township and Village 1'lats. iMrlies about topurchascllcal Estate, to loanmon- ey on real estate securities, cr to commence pro- ceedings in Foreclosure, cannot fail to appreciate the advantages here offered. S'licc'sl attention given to Conveyancing, Loaning money, paying Interest on State Lands, anil Taxes (.n non-rejidents. 1'avor.s -nail Vill receive prompt attention- Oflicc v.ith Montgomery Wis. Sparta, Juue'Jith, }'l Craves Morrow. Attorneys fc Counselors at Office, corner Wa- ter nnil fts., Sparta, Wis. attention paid to tbc collection of claims. L. w. GRAVES, J. M. Mcnnow. Sparta, June 20th, 1SOD. yl Montgomery Tyler. Attorneys -5; Counselors at Law. ODico in Klnginau'g opposite the Ida House, Spurtn, Wis. >J. MONTOOMEIIY, THOS. B. TYLEP.'. Sparta, June 25th, 1859. yl Dr. 31. R, Gage. 3'hvsicinn i; Furscon, Office in the room formerly oc- ruj.icil l.y the V'rceman 0nice, residence a few -iloord north ol the Ii'.a House, Sparta, Wis. Sparta, Juno iiith, 1809. yl Dr. C. u. inickett. Dr. ij. !I. returned to Piir.rtix to rcr.'.nin ,.imminently. C %lls vromjitly responded to ut :iU of the :nul nlijht. Office with Dr. Sr-artu, June 'Jjth, 1SS9. yl Andrew Jackson. Vj, Wholesale Retail dealer in Jewelry of every description. All kinds of repairing on shore notice, and in the neatest possible manner. Store wirh Jackson Carpenter, Water St. Sparta, June-Oth, 1SOO. yl Win. S. Xcwton. K-rt'.er in Stoves, Hardwire, Timvnre, Xiijip, iiK Corner of Oak and Water eta. tparta, June 25th, 1S59. FRED. A. LEE. J'caler iu Kevrr.paj.ers, Magazines, Scliool Sta- tionery, Toys, Notions, Candy, Fruit, Oppc- lite [U'a House, Sparta, Wis. Sparta, June -jtli, ISO'J. yl JOXES WAHNER. and Stone Masons. All of Plastering cx- ccuud in a neat and manner. Sparta, June 25tli, 1809. yl II. Tester. Saddle, Harness and Shop. South Dido of Oak lirst door wist of the Monroe County Uauk. Sparta, Juneijtb, 1809. tf J. M. Sugucn Co. House, Sirjn and Ornamental, Painters, Glaziers aud Taper Hangers. Xext door to the Tost Office. Sparta, yl Ida House, S. P. PUOPUJETOR. This Hotel lias recently liccn enlarged and improved. There a good Livery in connection vith the Uoune. A lino of Oinnlljnsscs carries; passengers Ironi the cars to any part of the city. June 20th, 1809. yl IJ. This House Is now completely Finished and Xcwly Furnished throughout. Omnibuses carry Passeii- Fvr.; to ami from the Stages Uouso daily for all points. Sparta, Juue'-'ith, 1S69. yl Globe hotel. aving a.jsuroctl the management of this House r.nd re-fitted is throughout, tho subscriber would re- spectfully inform tho public jVcncrally, that he is now able to accommodate his vitli the best the market atfordc. yparta, Juuu'JOch, 1S59. yl Win. A. Graudcnslcin. A. Jlrandcnstein has removed to his new Store ou Water St. two doors north of Smith's hardware et'-re, he is ready t o do custom work in the latest stvlo and a fit warranted. Bjiai-ta, Wis. tf Excelsior Drug Store. X. Abbott is receiving a largo supply of Win- dow of all sizes, Taints, Oils and Drugs, which will be sold at prices that defy competition. building, ivill find it to their interest to give him a call before purchasing elsewhere. Sparta, June-6tb, 1809, tf G. W. Milligan. hytlcinn niKl Surprcon. IVHI nttcmT to all ccilla in tho lino of his [trofussicm. OJlico, at tho residence oi C. JI. LeUyard, on Oak at., June 'J.'itli, 18o9, tf Goodwin Stave always ready, for those who wish to hire-, u Inrgo mintber of Rco'l saddle find which they keep at their stable on Main etrt-et, opposite the I'ublis Square. Their horses aru gentle anc as n Plet-pinx babe, aud the iiiost tii' JLit'ly ov can drive them vit.hout tlu least fear ot'danxi'f whatever. TheJr carriages aru very neatly to rid'j in never were made. yl Jam: -J71 JPOIETiRY. To one oi the Author's Children, ON HIS BIRTHDAY, 27TJI AUGUST, 1825; Thou wnk'st from happy sleep to jilny With bounding heart, my boy Before 'theo lies a long bright day Of smnmer ami' of Thou hast no heavy thought or dream To cloud thy fearless Loiig be it early stream Should still reflect the sky. Yet; ere the cares of life lie dim On thy young spirit's wings, Now in thy morn forget not Him From whom each pure thought springs! So in the omvard vale of tears, Where'er thy path may be. When strength hath bow'd to evil HE will remember HEMAXS. A Sorrowful Ditty. OBY "THE TJXKXOTVX." A maiden's tears ivere streaming In torrents from he eyes; And her bosom pure was heaving, With heavy sobs and sighs. Her form of grace was bending, Like a flowrct in a gale; And I asked the maiden gently. Her cause of woe and wail. Wept she not her love's betrayal, Or for hopes too rudely cross'd; It was not for faithless lover, All those pearly tears were lost. She said and sobbed the loundcr, Eclating thus her "0, darn the old shoemaker, 3Iy gaiters pinch my toes The Belle of the Belfry, OR, THE DAllISG LOVER. A grisctle is somctliing else besides a mean girl' or a gray the French dictionary to the contrary notwithstand- ing. Bless me you should see the gri- bcttes of Roehepot! And if you wished to take a lesson in political compacts, you should understand the gvisctte confedera- cy of Roehepot i They were working- girls, it is milliners, shoe-binders, tailorcsscs, flower-makers, they never expected to be any thing more aristocratic. And in that content lay their power. The grisettes of Roohopot were a good fourth of the female population. They had their jealousies, and little scandals, and heart burnings, and plottings, and couutcrplottings (for they were women) among themselves. But they made com- mon cause against the cncnvy. They would bear no disparagement. They know exactly what was duo to them, and what was due to their superiors, and they paid and gave credit ia the coin of good manners, as cannot be clone in countries of 'liberty and equality.' Still there were little shades of difference in the at- tention shown them by their employers, and they worked twice as much in a day when sowing for Madame Durozcl, who took her dinner with them, sousfucon in the work-room, as for old Chi- qucttc, who dined all alone in her grand saloon, and left them to cat by themselves among their shreds and scissors. But these were not slights which they seriously resented. Wo only to the incautious dame who dared to scandalize one of their mmiber, or dispute her dues, or encroach upon her privileges They would make Roehepot as uncomfortable for her, pur- lieu as a kettle to a slow boiled-lobster. But the prettiest griscttc of lloehepot was not often permitted to join her com- panions in their sclf-choperoncd excur- sions on the holidays. Old Dame Pom- ponncy was the sexton's widow, and she had the care of the great clock of St. Roch, and of one only daughter and ex- cellent care she took of both her charges. They lived at three in the clock and it was a bright day for Thcnais when she got out of hear- ing of that 'tick, tick, and of the thumping of her mother's cane on the long staircase, which always kept time with it. Not that old Dame Pomponney had any objection to have her daughter convcn.i- bly married. She had been deceived in her youth (or so it was whispered) by a lover above her condition, and she vowed, by the cross on her cane, that her daugh- ter should have no sweetheart above a journeyman mechanic. Now the romance of the grisettes (parlous bas was to have one charming little flirtation with a gen- tleman before they married the leather- to show that, had they by chance been born ladies, they could have played their part to the taste of their lords. But it was at this game that Panic Pom- ponncy had burnt her and she had this one subject for the exercise of her powers of mortal aversion. When I have added that, four miles from Roehepot, stood the chateau dc Brc- vannc, and that the old Court do Brevanne was a proud aristocrat of the ancicn 'reg- ime, with one son, the young Count Felix, whom wo had educated at Paris, I think I have prepared you tolerably for the little romance I 'have to tell you. It was a fine Sunday morning that a mounted hussar appeared in the street of Rochopot. The grisettes were all abroad in their holiday par we, and the gay sol- dier soon made an accjtiaintancc with one of them at the door of the inn, and in- formed her that he had been sent on to prepare the old barracks for his troop. The hussars were to be quartered a month at Roehepot. Ah what a joyous bit of news And six officers beside the colonel! And the trumpeters were miracles at play- ing quadrilles and waltzes! And not a plain man in the al- ways the speaker. And none, except the old colonel, had ever been in love in his life. But as this last fact required to be sworn to, of course he was ready to kiss the in the abscnse of the book, the nest most sacred object of his adora- tion Finissez done, monsieur exclaimed his pretty listener, and away she ran to spread the welcome intelligence with its delightful particulars. The next day the troop rode into ilocli- epot, and formed in the great square in front of St. Rocli and by the time the trumpeters had played themselves red in the face, the hussars were all appropriated, to a the grisettes knew enough of a marching regiment to lose no time. They all found leisure to pity poor Thc- nais, however, for there she stood in one of the high windows of the belfry, look- ing down on the gay crowd below, and they knew very well that old Dame Pom- pcnney had declared all soldiers to bo gay deceivers, and forbidden her daughter to stir into the street while they were quar- tered at Roehepot. Of course the grisettes managed to agree as to each other's selection of a sweetheart from the troop, and of course each hussar thankfully accepted the pair of eyes that fell to him. Per, aside from the limited duration of their stay, soldiers arc philosophers, and know that life is and it is better to goods the god.s provide." But as every was help- as they say at a feast, there appear- ed another short jacket and foraging cap, very much to the relief of red-headed Su- sctte, the shoe-binder, who had been left out in the previous allotment. And Su- scttc made the amiable accordingly, but to no purpose, for the Kid seemed an idiot with but one forever at St. Roch's clock to know the time of day The grisettes laughed and asked their sweethearts his name, but they significant- ly pointed to their foreheads and whisper- ed something about poor Robertiirs being a privileged follower of the regiment and a protege of the colonel. Well the grisettes flirted, and the old clock of St. lloch ticked on, and Suscttc and Thcnais, the plainest and the prettiest girl in the village, seemed the only two who were left out in this extra dispensa- tion of lovers. And poor Robert in still persisted in occupying most of his leisure with watching the time of day. It was on the Sunday morning after the arrival of the troop that old dame Pom- ponney went up, as usual, to do her Sun- day's duty in winding up the clock. She had previously locked the belfry door to be sure that no one entered below while she was above Virgin help on the top stair, into the machinery of the clock with absorbed attention, sat one of those devils of hussars' and "house were the most moderate epithets which Dame Pomponney accompanied the en- raged beating of her stick on the resound- ing platform. She was almost beside herself with rage. And Theuais had been up to dust the wheels of the clock And how did she know that that scdcrat of a trooper was not there all the time But the intruder, whose face had been concealed (ill now, turned suddenly round I and bugan to gibber and grin like a pot-1 sensed monkey, pointed u! the imitated the "tkk, laughed till the big bell gave cut an echo like a groan, and then suddenly jumped over the old dame's stick and ran down stairs. "Eh, Saintc Yiergc exclaimed the old dame, it's r, poor idiot after all! And he has stolen up to see what made the clock tick Ha ha ha Well well! I can not come up these weary stairs twice a day, and I must wind up the clock bcrore I go down to let him out. "Tick, tick, tick lad poor lad! They must have dressed him up to make fun of vicious troopers 1 Well! And with pity in her heart, Dame Pomponney hobbled down, stair after stair, to her chamber in the square turret of the belfry, and there she found the poor idiot on his knees before Thcnais, and Thenais was just preparing to put a skein of thread over his thumbs, for she thought she might make him useful and amuse him with the winding of it till her mother came down. But as the thread got vexa- tiously entangled, and the poor lad sat as patiently as a wooden reel, and it was time to go below to mass, the dame thought she might as well leavo him there till she came bock, and down she stumped, lock- ing the door very safely behind her. Poor Thenais was very lonely in the belfry, and Dame Pomponney, who had a tender heart where her duty was not in- volved, rather rejoiced when she returned, to find, an unusual glow of delight on her daughter's check and if Thcnais could find so much pleasure in tho society of a poor idiot lad, it was a sign, too, that her heart was not gone altogcthar after those abominable tooopers. It was time to send the innocent youth about his business, however, so she him a holiday cake and led him down stairs and dismissed him with a pat on his back and a strict injunction never to venture again up to the "tick, tick, tick." But as she had had a lesson as to the accessibility of her bird's nest, she determined thenceforth to lock the door invariably and carry the key in her pocket. While poor Robcrtin was occupied with his researches into tho tick, tick, never absent a day from the neighborhood of the tower, the more fortunate hussars were planning to give the griseltcs a fete champetrc. One of the saint's days was coming round, and, the weather permit- ting, all the vehicles of the village were to bo levied, and, with the troop horses in harness, they were to drive to a small wooded valley in the neighborhood of the chateau de Brevanne, whore seclusion and a mossy carpet of grass were combined in a little paradise for such enjoyment. The morning of this merry day dawned, at least, and the griseltes an.l their ad- mirer, were stirring betimes, for they were to breakfast sur Phcrbc, and they were not the people to turn breaktV.t into din- ner. The sky was clear, the dew was not very heavy on the and mer- rily the vehicles rattled about the town, picking up their fair freights from its ob- scurest corners. But poor Thcnais looked out, a sad prisoner, from her high window in the belfry. It was half an hour after sunrise and Dame Pomponney was creeping up stairs after her matins, thanking Heaven that she had been firm in her least twenty of tbc grisettes having gathered about her, and pleaded for a day's freedom for her imprisoned daughter. She rested on the last landing but one to take a little hark man's voice talking in the belfry She listened again, and quietly slipped her foot out of her licclcd shoes. The voice was q.gam audi- how could it be She knew that no one could have pas.-jcd up the stair, for the key had been kept in her pocket more carefully than usual, and, save by tho wings of one of her own pigeons, tho bel- fry window was inaccessible, was sure. Stiil tho voice went on in alui-d of plead- in" murmur, and the dame stole softly up in her stockings, and noisolesbly opened the door. There stood Thcnais at the window, but she was alone in the room. At the same instant the voice was heard ar'ain, and sure now that one of those desperate hussars had climbed the tower, and unable to control her rage at the au- dacity of the attempt, Dame Ponpouncy clutched her cane and rushed forward to aim a blow at the military cap new ble si. the sill of the window. But at the iiiitaut, the hci'.'.l cf -.hi thrown back, and the gibbering and idi- otic smile of poor Robcrtin checked her blow in its descent, and turned. all her anger into pity. Poor, silly lad! he had contrived to draw up the garden ladder, and place it upon the roof of the stone porch below, to climb and offer a flower to Thcnais Not unwilling to have her daughter's mind occupied with some other thought than the forbidden excursion, tho dame offered her hand to Robcrtin and him gently in at the window. And as it was now market time she bid Thc- nais be kind to tho poor boy, and locking the door behind her, trudged contentedly off with her stick and basket. I am sorry to be obliged to record an act of filial disobedience in the heroine of my story an hour after. Thcnais was welcomed with acclamations as she sud- denly appeared with Robcrtin in the midst of the merry party of grisettes. With as he had hitherto been scon, his cap on the back of his head and his under lip hanging loose like an idiot's but with Roberton, gallant, spirited and gay, the handsomest of hussars, and the most joyous of companions. And The- nais, spite of her hasty toilet and the cloud of conscious disobedience which now and then shaded her sweet smile, was, by ma- ny degrees, the belle of the hour; and tho palm of beauty, for once in the world at least, was yielded without envy. The griiettcs dearly love a bit of romance, too, and the circumventing of old Dame Pom- ponney by his ruse of idiocy, and the safe extrication of the prettiest girl of the vil- lage from that gloomy old tower, was quite enough to make llobertin a hero and his sweetheart Thcnais more inter- esting than a persecuted princess. And seated on the ground while their glittering cavaliers served them with breakfast, the light-hearted grisettes of Roehepot were happy enough to be en- vied by their betters. But suddenly the sky darkened, and a slight gust murmer- ing among the trees, announcing the com- ing up of a summer storm. Sauve qni pcv.t The soldiers were used to emer- gencies, and they had packed up and re- loaded their ears and were uuder way for shelter almost as soon as the grisettes, and away they all fled toward the near- est of tho dependencies of the chateau of tho de Brevanne. But Robcrtin, now, had suddenly be- come the director and ruling spirit of the festivities. The soldiers treatexl him with instinctive deference, the old farmer of the grange hurried out with his keys and unlocked the great store-house, and dis- posed of the horses under shelter and by the time the big drops began to fall, the party were dancing gayly and secure- ly on the dry and smooth threshing-floor, and the merry harmony of the martial trumpets and horns rang out far and wide j through the gathering tempest. The rain began to come down very heavily, and the clatter of a horse's feet in a rapid gallop was hoard in one of the pauses of tho waltz. Some one seek- ing shelter, no doubt. On went the be- witching music again, and at this moment two or throe couples ceased waltzing, and the floor was left to llobcrtin and Tho- nais, whose graceful motions drew all eyes upon them in admiration. Smiling in each other's faces, and wholly uncon- sciou of any other presence than their own, they whirled blissfully but there was now another spectator. The horseman who had bccd heard to approach, had silently joined the party, and making a courteous gesture to signify that tho dancing was not to be interrupted, ho smiled back the courtseys of the pretty aristocratic as he was, he was a polite man to the the Count dc Brevanne. "Felix lie suddenly cried out, in a tone of surprise and anger. The music stopped at that imperative call, and Rjberlin turned his eyes, aston- ished, in the direction from which it came. The name was repeated from lip to lip among, the "Count Felix de Brevanne But without deigning another word, the old man pointed with his riding-whip to the farm-house. The disguised count re- spectfully bowed his head, but held Then- iiL- by the hand aud drew her gently with'him. "Leavo her disobedient boy! "ex-; cUhiicd the fuLhtr. But as count Felix, tightened his hold upon the small hand he held, and Thena- is tried to shrink back from the advancing old man, old Pomponney, streaming with rain, broke in unexpectedly upon the scene, "Disgrace not your said the Count de Brevanne at that moment. The offending couple stood alone in the centre of the-floor, and the dame compre- hended that her daughter was disparaged. "And who is disgraced by dancing with my she screamed with fu- rious gesticulation. The old noble made no answer, but the grisettes, in an under tone, murmercd the name of Count Felix "It is changeling the son of a poor gardener, that is disgraced- by the touch of my daughter T' A dead silence followed this astound- ing declamation. The old dame had for- gotten herself iii her rage, and- she looked about with a terrified the mischief was done. man stood aghast. Count Felix clung still closer to Thcnais, but his face expressed the most eager iuquisitiveness. The gris- ettes gathered around Dame Pamponncy, and the old count, left standing and alone, suddenly drew his cloak about him. and stepped forth into the rain and in an- other moment his horse's feet were heard clattering away in the direction of the chateau dc Brevanne. We have but to tell the sequel. The cautious revelation of the old dame turned out to be true. The dying infant daughter of the marchioness de Brevanne had been changed for the healthy son ol the count's gardener, to secure an heir to the name and-estate of the nearly extinct family of dc Brcvanue. Dame Pompon- ney had assisted in this secret, aud but for her heart full of rage at tho moment, to which the old count's taunt was but the last drop, the secret would probably have never been revealed. Count Felix, who had proved truant from his college at Pa- ris, to come and hunt up some of his play- fellows, in disguise, had remembered and disclosed himself to tho little Thenais, who was not sorry to recognize him, while he played the idiot in the belfrey. But of course there was now no obstacle to their union, and united they were. The old count pardoned him, and gave the new couple a portion of, and they named their first child Robcrtin, and was natural enough. A Talc Atout a Jake was a little buck negro who be- longed to Dr. Taliaferro; and was said to have in his little frame a heart as big as G cnaral say nothing ol Napoleon Bonaparte and ' Taylor. He didn't fear even Old Nick; aud as for was as cool as the tip-top of the North Pole. One day, Dr. Taliafarro, upon the oc- casion of the commcrrbemcnt of a Medical College, of which he held the chair of Anatomy, gave a dinner. Among his guests was a well known ventriloquist. Late in the evening, after the bottle had done its work, the conversation turned upon courage, aud the Doctor boasted considerable of the lion-heart of his favor- ite man, Jake. He offcrrcd to bet that nothing could scare him and this bet the ventriloquist took up, naming at the same time the test ho wanted imposed. Jake was sent for and came. said the Doctor, "I have a largo sum of money on your head, and you must win it. Do you think you "Berry well, marstcr, replied Jake, "jess tell dis nigga what he's to do, an' he'll doit, shure." want you to go to tho dissecting room, you will find two dead bodies there, cut off the head of one with a large knife which yoii will find there, aud bring it to us. You must not take a light, however; and don't get frightened." "Dat's all, is inquired Jake. "Oh, berry well. I'll do dat sure for sartin and as for being the dcbil herself ain't a guinc to frightened inc." Jake accordingly set off, and reaching he dissecting room, groped about, until the found the knife and the bodies. He had just applied the'formcr to the neck of one of the latter, when from the body lie was about to decapitate u, hollow and sepulchral voice "Let head alone "Yea, replied Jake, ain't ti> lar and tuddcrhcad'll do jcs as well. He accordingly, put the knife to tin' neck of the next corpse, when another voice, equally as unearthly in its tone, shrieked "Let my 7iead alone Jake was puazlcd at first but an- swered presently. "Look a yah I Master Tillivcr said L must bring one of de heads, and you isn't a guine to fool me, no how I" and Jake hacked away until he separated the head from the body, Thereupon half a voices screamed "Bfiuylt.bacJt briny -il lack Jake had reached the door, but heaving this turned round, and see yah Jos you quiet, you duce ob a foul, ah' don't up de women folk. Marstcr's only guinv to look at the bumps." "Bring back my head at once cried the voice. "Tend'to you, right away, sah re- plied Jake, as he inarched off with head and in the next minute deposited it before the Doctor. "So you've got it, I see, said his mas ter. "Yes, replied the unmoved Jake, "but please to be done lookin' at him soon, hasc the ycmplin told me to fouch him bacJf riyht away." Johnson used to say that nothing was easier than to draw ;t crowded house. Let a man announce tliat he will preach standing on his head, and thousands will assemble to see him do it. The above reminds us of how little merit is often required in the acquisition of notoriety. We knew an Uiiglishniaa who once advertised in London that ho would, at a given time, sail in a tub upon the under London bridge, drawn by a parcel of geese. When the day came, the man, geese, and tub were there, and so were an immense multitude of spectators, curious to see the novel and ludicrous feat. SPIRITED said a hard-looking, brandy-faced customer, tho other day, to a physician, doctor, I am troubled with an oppression, .an uneasiness about the breast. What do you suppose the matter is V" All very easily accounted said the physician; "you have water on the chest." Water Come, that'll do well enough for a joke but how could I get water on my chest, when I haven't touched a drop in fifteen years If you had said brandy you might have hit it." MEDICAL FACTS. Merchants general- ly die of the billious, printers of the ty- phus, and brokers of the rcmiltant fever Masons usually go off with stone grav- el, or dropsy. Brewers nre constantly ailing. Glaziers arc never without pains. Most tailors leave the world in fits though their customers rarely do. The children of coopers arc never frco from hooping cough. Lovers have palpitation of the heart. Our goiigrcgation orators are never troubled with shortness of breath, al- though with them flatulence la not un- common. Dyers are subjected to the blues aiut scarlet fever, and cloak makers to the tic- doloreux. The king's evil is not known in this country, and is becoming rare even in Eu- rope. KOTIO.VS or The Japanese women gild their teeth, the Indians paint them red, whilst in Ghmirat the pearl of the teeth to be beautiful must be dyed black.. The ladies of Arabia Ihcir fingers and toes red, their eyebrows black, and their lips blue. In Persia, they paint. a black streak round the eyes, and orna- ment their faces with various figures. In Greenland the women color their faces with blue and yellow, Hottentot women paint in compartments of red and black. Hindoo when' desirous of appearing particularly lovely, smear them- selves with a mixture of saffron, li'.ruicT.iu and grease. In ancient Persia an aquu- linc nose was often thought worthy of the crown but the Su'matran mother care- fully flattens the noac of her daughter. An African. b.auty must have thick and n large flal iiv..c. ;