In former yaxs the night watchmen of Enropean towns, as they went their ronnds, called out the hour and the state of the weather. These ■watchmen were generally old men, whase infirmities, raiher thaii their fitness, made tbem guardians öf the night. Of one of them, a watchmanof Canterbnry, Cooper, the Bnglish artist, tells a story amusingly-illnstrative of the mental dnllness of the dass. One mgbi it had been raining betwoen the hoxns of the old man's ronnds, a fact of which bewasignorant, having-snoozed, as ïisoal, in his watch box. When he started on bis next round the rain had eased, and the light of the moon was reflected in many pools of water. As the old man went along he was heard to cali ont: "Past 11 o'clock, a wet night and more moons than usual!"