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The extraordnary cold winter
we have had this year in Texas is
sill the general subject of conver
sation. It has given a great deal
of diisatisfaction to man and beast,
excepting, of course, those who
iell fuel and winter clothing. As
a general thing, a good natured
man can go through a Texas win
ter without having to use much
had language, but we have been
assured by a church member, who
is .proverbially abstemious in the
use of protanity, that he has had to
use more of the arlicle this winter
than any five preivious winteis
since he came to Texas, and there
are several weeks yet, during
which he will have to use strong
All classes of citiznes have suffer
ed more or less from the cold
wave, but, the stockmen have un
dergoie more mental anguish than
any other, as a great many sheep
and cattle have died. It was sug
gested in the Stockman's Conven
tion that as the mortality among
the cattle has been principally
among the yearlings, that a bill be
introduced m the Legislature to
advance the minority of yearlings,
naking them two years old, thus
enabling theni to better stul the
new kind of norther that is being
imported into the State.
Our houses in Texas are not
constructed with a view to keel)
out the ice fiend. Texas houses
are designed to allow the sum
mer breezes to come in and out as
much as they please. They are
very well ventilated, which is an
undesirable architectural peculi
arity in winter, when an icy bliz
zard is howling on the outside for
free admission. It was so cold
that some of our citizens sent off
for their wives' mothers to come
and pay them a visit, in order to,
make the house hot enough for ev
erybody in it. The weather was
so cold that unless a person in~
front of the fire revolved on his'
own axis, as our planet does, there
was dIaniger of such person becom
i ng well dlone on his front side,
while ice a quarter of an inch thickc
accumulated on his other or reverse:
side. We have never known a
cold spell to last as long as thme
lnat ne did. It wa intnnsely!
cold, below the freezing point, for
almost a week. The theory is
that. the mercury fell- so far, that
it crippled itself badly, and could
not get up again, all at once.
By the way, we got. even with
that oldest inhabitant, of which
there are fifty or sixty in every
community. Le came in and took
a chair, and as soon as he thawed
out, he began talkincz to us about
the big freeze in 1832, when all the
trees on Buffalo Bayou broke
down with ice. After he had al
most persuaded us that the freez
ing weather we had just had was
trol)ical compared with that he had
gone through, we asked him.
"Colonel, do you remember the
time that the Thames was frozen
ove r three feet thick, and it snow
ed forty days withouit stopping "
"Reember it ? I should say I
did. That was the year me and
Sam Hiouston came to Texas to
gether. We had a bottle of pure
whiskey, but it froze solid. We
bioke the bottle and chipped off
our drinks with a hatchet."
"Do you remember when the
Adriatic was frozen over, and the
trees birst open with reports like
"Of-course I do. I had a plan
tation on the Adriatic, and lost
ever so many niggers."
''Then you must remember
when the Dardanells and the black
Sea were frozen over, and the snow
was piled 100 feet high.''
The Colonel remembered it. and
said that he helped to shovel away
"'low old are you, Colonel ?"
"I'm a young man yet ; only 83
this (om1ing spring.
''Colonel, the only time the
Straights of D~ardanelle were fro
zen over was inl tihe year A. 1). 408,
so you must be mistaken in yonr
age. You muist be nearly 1,475
The 01(1 man said it was aston
ishing how "'templus fuget,'' and
walked off as balmny ats a sp)ring
As a part of the marriage cere
mony in Servia, tile bride has to
hold a piece of sugar between her
Ilps as a sign that she will speak
little and1 sweetly during her mar
IL ?I Tis
To -us Pzcrf
Os |ICCO7 Lt,
Azre earnesty re
quested to call and
SETTLE AT ONCE.1
Don't wait for us to
call on you-it is un
pleasantfor both you
and us-but come1
right along and
so that we
1I Lu.a be able to
W. M. Hagood & Co.
T sisr, s.. a.
Nov 2-tf _____
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