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Published Every Thursday —at— IUKA, : ; MISSISSTPI. The effort to have the constitutional census of 1890 furnish a complete list of the survivors of the late war met with such opposition that it was abandoned. It is stated by the Medical Record, that the United States Government has paid more money in the investigation of the disease of hogs than it has for all tho diseases affecting the human race. In addition to the National Bureau of Labor Statistics, it is now proposed to establish a Bureau of Criminal Statistics, of a somewhat similar nature so far as the gathering of material is concerned. The greatest centre of industrial ac tivity today is the Argentine Republic of South America, where phenomenal growth—more rapid relatively than that of the United States—is seemingly affect ing the European financial market. An agitation among the natives of In dia in the province of Bengal is disturb ing English officials. It is said to be an outgrowth of the Irish struggle for home rule, and may take the form of a general refusal to pay taxes to England. The Detroit Journal recently headed its column of TVfir*Tiirmn nott'Q wiflt flic following challenge: “Leap year is gone, yet can any one tell of a bona fide case wherein a Michigan girl really proposed to a man during the year? Give names, please; no generalizations.” The startling assertion is made in one of the opening pages of a recent work on prison reform that “judging by the num ber of commitments, year by year, to the penitentiaries and state prisons, crime has increased in the United States, rela tively to the population, since the war by not less than one-third. The total area under cultivation in corn, wheat, rye and oats in the United States last year was about 140,000,000 acres, or nearly 219,000 square miles. This is less than half the 322,000,000 acres of public lands which have not been surveyed, much of which is well adapted to the cultivation of cereals. • It is asserted by the Rural New Yorkei that “More sheep and lambs arc killed in New York than in any other city in the world, over two million head being slaughtered annually, and with the in creasing demand for mutton and lambs the chances are that she will continue tc hold first place for some time to come.” The North German Gazette says that owing to the increased traffic on the rail ways, the Prussian government has or dered the construction of 7,000 new goods-wagons, and has hired 1,500 wag ons from abroad. It will also ask the Landtag to vote about $15,000,000 for the purpose of increasing the rolling stock of tlie railways. The New York Herald calculates that “a single year of failure in agricultural production would bring a famine the like of which has never been in the history of all the centuries since civilization began and yet we have philosophers posing as statesmen who tliink all a fanner is good for is to cast his vote for the fa vored political party.” Italy is rearranging her railroad system on the plan of her great neighbors, so as to make it moro efficient in carrying troops to any threatened point. It seems, comments the Cincinnati Enquirer, as if the war burdens would never close over them. But they have increased at such a frightful rate since 1870 that every one who can is ninning away. Colonel W. E. Earle, of Washington, has presented to the State of South Caro lina the great seal of the Confederate States of America. The seal is of pol ished bronze three inches in diameter, bearing on one side the inscription: “The Confederate States of America. 22d February, 1862. Deo Vindice.” And on the other an equestrian statue of Washington. In spite of the largely increased con sumption of coal oil, owing to the de cided favor in which lamps are held for illuminating purposes by fashionable peo ple, the price,.states the San Francisco Chronicle, keeps low and manifests a tendency to go lower. The owners of oil wells owe a debt of gratitude to the artists of the United States who have improved the form of ooal-oil lamps to such an extent that they have become ar ticles of ornament as well as utility. If it were not for this fact the immense pro duction of coul oil, so largely in excess of the demand, would have brought down prices to a stage which would mttamjLz ^., M ^ pK)fit in ^ bugi. OUR SOUTHLAND. NOTES THOM ALL TABTS OF BIXlB. A Carefully Selected Budget of South era News Iteou Culled From Hxchaugea. NORTH CAROLINA. Flro at Goldsboro on Monday night burned J. D. Winslow’s large livery stable. Rockingham postoffico was blown up by an explosion of gunpowder. Taylor & McNeill had thirteen hundred dollars’ worth of goods in one part of tho building. All were de stroyed. The building was blown to pieces, the concussion shaking the whole town. The State Senate passed on its final reading after six hours’ debate, the bill to emend the election law so that a voter shall, himself, deposit his ballot in the box, tho latter to be plainly labeled. It is the cream of tho election laws of Ar kansas, Georgia and South Carolina. It is, of course, equivalent to an educa tional qualification for voters, and will, alike, affect ignorant persons, whether white or black. As a mail train was at a point near Lemon Springs, tho conduotor saw a mulatto lad, named Ilnrrington, from whom ho had not collected a ticket, ap proaching him. Tho conductor asked for his ticket. Harrington said he had given the conductor his ticket, but the latter insisted that he had not, and asked him where he was going. Ho rose and started toward the rear of the car. The conductor supposed he was going to borrow the money. On reaching the door, Harrington stepped upon the plat form and jumped from the train, and was instantly killed. Two negroes, who wrecked a freight train at Mlspah siding, between Greens boro and lieidsville, were arrested by two colored detectives from Richmond, whom the Richmond & Danville Rail road Company had sent there to work up the case. The prisoners are George Neal and Henry Cobb, two negro desperadoes, who have already served long terms in the penitentiary. By the wreck which they caused, one brakeman and one fire man were killed, while others were seri ously injured, and developments show that these villiami had perfected a plot to wreck a passenger train on the Haw River Bridge. UEORUIA, Rice planters uro waiting for the next Spring tide. The acreage along the Sa vannah River will be much less than in past seasons, but along the Ogeecheo and Altamahn Rivers, more will probably be planted than last year or the year before. About twenty negro gamblers were playing cards in the woods near the bar racks near Atlanta oil Sunday. Wash Pers ns and Ol Wilson had a row, in the course of which Wilson drew a thirty two calibre pistol and shot Pe'.sons in the stomach, wounding him dangerously, and then ran off. A fatal accident occurred on the dum njy line nt Columbus on Sunday. As a train was going out Thirteenth street, a young white man, named Charles Porter, ran out from the Jacques building and caught on to the platform of one of the cars, and while trying to pass to another car ho fell between. Ho caught on to the bumpers ns he fell, but his feet caught under the truck of the rear car, and he was drawn under it and terribly mangled. Col. A. B. Culberson, died at his home in West End. Col. Culberson was born in Troup county, and when a young man removed to LaFayetto, Walker county, where he studied law. On Feb ruary 23, 1847, he was wedded to Miss Margaret Caldwell. He represented Walker connty in the legislature, and won an enviable positiou at the bar. Mr. Culberson was, for a long time, Mayor of West End, and was greatly beloved by his neighbors and friends. United States Marshal Lucius M. La mar, died at five o’clock with pneumonia .s nr...._ _ tr_j_ _ i t_ “ - UU 1UVUVIUJ, VVIl AiHlUlU reached Macon from the North nnd Sa vannah only a few days ago. Peeling unwell, he went direct to bed. His condition was considered more favorable Monday, but he was attacked with a congestive chill, and passed rapidly away. Col. Lamar was a gallant Con federate soldier. He leaves a widow and several children. He was 55 years old. and was born in Putnam county. AI.AKAMA. The mo'ion to reconsider the bill which prohibits the selling of pools in Alabama, on events occurring outside the stu'e, was tabled by the Legislature, and the bill having passed both houses, goes to the governor ior approval. There is trouble of the bitterest sort among the pupils and teachers at the college for colored people at Talladega. The school has been kept up by white men from the North, ana the faculty and teachers aro white. The cause of the present trouble is given out that Adalissa Littlejohn, a colored girl student, was compelled to make fires for one of the teachers. She complained, but was in formed by the authorities of the school that she would have to do the work or leave. About forty students have left the college and gone home, and the I principal features of the school are broken up. TENNESSKK. Two freight trains collided Sunday biorning ou the Knoxville & Ohio road, half a mile north of this city. One fire man was killed, both engines wrecked .jd several freight cars demolished. The accident was caused by a misundersand mg of orders VIRGINIA. James W. Bain, died at his homo in Portsmouth, on Monday. Before the failure of the banking firm of Bain A Bro., in 1885, Capt. Bain was a promi nent figure in political circles. Leon Truman was killed Thursday in Richmond, by falling with an elevator in W. Ellis Jones priming office. He got on with a form of type. The cord broke, and the elevator car fell about seventy fine feet, crushing Truman’s skull. He was a brother of W. Cabell Trueman, ed itor and owner of j&s. grOkA'ms»m F1.0KI0A. John G.Borden, of New York, a \ ter resident of Green Cove Springs; has ottered a premium of $1,000 for that city or town in Florida which, on July 1st, 1889, shall present the most cleanly con-1 ' dition in public and private promises. Tho special session of the Florida Legislature adjourned Wednesday, hav ing passed the committee substitute for the Senate bill instituting a state Board of Health. The bill has been signed by the governor, and tho hoard must bo appoiuted within thirty days. Abram Wilinsky, drummer for a Charleston, S. C., clothing house, had both feet crushed by jumping from a train on Thursday at Jacksonville. Amputation followed. He is a married man, with a wife, three children, and no accident insurance. He will probably live. His feet were buried by order of the Israelites in the city cemetery by an undertaker. The Florida Sub-Tropical Exposition opened at Jacksonville on Wednesday. A great crowd lined all tho principal streets, especially Branch nveuue, lead ing to the Exposition building in Spring field suburbs. All the military compa nies in the city, secret societies, Mitclioi Post G. A. It., Camp Leo, Confederate Veterans, fire department and citizens and distinguished visitors in carriages participated. At tho Exposition build ing addresses were delivered by J. O. Burbridge, W. S. Webb and R. W. Davies. _ TELEGRAPH IC ITEMS. Emperor William’s visit to England lias been arranged for June. It is rumored that Tirard has proposed to the ministry to recall the Due D’Au male. Cardinal Charles Saceoni, bishop of Ostia and Valletria, and dean of the Sa cred college, is dead. He was eighty years old. Jailer Hurst, of Waynesboro, went to the jail to carry supper to the prisoners, and ns he entered the jail -^Joor he was knocked down. Whon he regained con sciousness, he was locked in one of tho cells, and the nrisouers were cone. Four new cars passed through Augustn eu route to the Jacksonville, St. Augus tine and Halifax River railroad. The porter built a big fire in the stove with light wood and went to sleep. The stove pipe got red hot and set the stove on fire, and two of the new cars were burned, the sleepy porter barely escaping him self. A serious riot occurred at an early hour at Chicago,111., between alotof drunken laborers employed grading the connec tion betweon the Pittsburg and Western and Cleveland aud Canton railroad, in which five were pounded almost out of rec ognition. One died. Several shots were fired and considerable slashing with knives done. Miss Lizzie McAulcy and her two children were found dead in bed at Chi cago, 111., on Monday. In the woman’s mouth was a rubber tube connecting with a gas jet. The gas was turned on full, indicating that Mrs. McAuley de liberately planned to kill tho children rnd herself. She shot her husband De cember 4th last, while in a fit of jeal ousy. No indictment was found against her by tho grand jury. She has suffered from a mild form of insanity ever since the murder. Back of tho Gaylord shaft at Plymouth, a mining town, a few miles from Wilkes barre, Penn., stood the factory of John Powell, for the manufacture of “squibs” used by the miners in loosening coal. The factory employed eighty-four girls, aged from twelve to twenty years, and several male workmen. While a majority of tho employes were absent at dinner, at noon on Monday, and about twenty remained in the building eating their lunch, a terrific explosion startled the neighborhood. Ten girls were killed outright, and one man killed and one badly injured. The latter was Mr. Pow ell, the proprietor. Several kegs of powder exploded, but no explanation is known as to what set them off. T.olfpra rf»r‘<»ivnd in Tifindnn "RmrlnnH from missionaries, doted Zanzibar, Lave been received. They give details of a third revolt in Uganda. It appears that King Kiwewa, who was raised to the throne after the overthrow of his brother King Alwanga, tried to poison his Arab supporters, but that plot fniled. He then invited three of them to a private audi ence. At a signal from the king they were seized by executioners and the king speared two of them, and was in the act of spearing the other, when the Arab man aged to free himself from the grasp of the executioner, and fired at the king, who fled. King Kiwewa has since been tiying to induce Christian chiefs to assist him in regaining the throne, upon which, after his flight, the Arabs placed Kalema, a son of Mutesas. A few weeks ago several families of negroes left Herbert Station, on the Spartanburg, Union and Columbia Rail road, for Little Rook, Ark., being in duced to cmigrato by the representations of an influential negro, who some years ago went out to Arkansas, but returned after a few months stay, and has since resided in Union county. The people in the Herbert neighborhood were surprised, two or three days since, to observe a por tion of the emigrants appear once more among them. It was ascertained that all who had the means to return had done so, and that the rest of the party desired that funds be sent them with which to buy tickets for old South Carolina. They declared that they bad been deceived by the representations of the agent who induced them to emigrate, and that they had found South Carolina to be a better country than any they had seen. ^ PARI8IAN8 SCARED. Paris, France, was startled by a me teorological phenomenon. The sun was shining brightly, the weather cold, and the wind due north. Suddenly, with out an instant’s warning, it became dark as night. A black cloud enveloped the city. Snow fell in blinding thick ness for a few moments, then there was an actual blizzard. Horses trembled and ran into each other; carts and cabmen came into collision. Then the blackness and snow suddenly vanished ns if by magic, and the sun thone brightly again, but in that short space of time the city was covered with an inch and a half of ■sow. f GENERAL HEWS. A CONDENSATION OF LATE HAP PENING8. The Freshest Sparks Pram the Wires. —Accidents and Otker Happen lip. A dispatch from the capital of Corea, says: “A terrible famine -prevails in the southern portion of Cores. People are reduced to the last extremity and many are starving. Need of assistance is urgent, and relief funds should be cabled.” The Cologne Ornette says, that Ger many will demand of the United States government that it arrest and punish Klein, the American whom Germany charges with having led the Matanfaites iu Samoa at the time of the repulse of the Germans in December last. The continued dullness of the anthracite coal trade has necessitated a further re striction of production. The Loldgh Coal and Navigation Co., shut dowu op erations at all of its eight or nine collier lea iu Summit (the old Lehigh), Pa., whioli throws about 5,000 hands into Idleness. Mrs. Julia Dudley, 80 years of nge, wife of Oscar Dudley, a druggist, killed herself in New York on Sunday, with her husband’s revolver. Mrs. Dudley has been iu ill health for nearly a year. Mr. and Mrs. Dudley have been married for ten years and havo no childron. Mrs. Dudley had of late spoken frequently of the fact that children were denied to her. A riot occurred at Kilkenny, Iroland, on Thursday, on the arrival there ol James Lawrence Carew, member of Par liament for Nortli Kildare, who was ar rested in Scotland on a warrant issued in Ireland for refusing to answer a sum mon* ior violating tne crimes act, me mob attacked the polico with stones, and were charged bv the officers. Sevoral persons were injured. The trial of Carew took place at once, and resulted in his conviction. Governor Leslie of Montana, attached his signature to the Hunt gambling bill, which, in effect, forbids the licensing any games of chance other than furo and round-table poker. It is designed to stop what are commonly called “sure thing” games, such as brace fnro, per centage studhorse poker, kono, eliuck-a luclc and ninety and nine devices whereby players are fleeced without a chance for their inonoy. All gambling houses in that territory are obliged to display over their doors the sign, f tinted in large, clain letters, “Licensed gambling house.” SOUTH CAROLINA ITEMS Union will derive an annual revenue of $2,400 from barrooms. Two children of Charles Morris, living near Black’s, were burned to death. The parents went off leaving the children locked in the house. When they re turned the house and, the children were in ashes. The schooner Franklin Woodruff, from Port Antonia. Jamaica, for Charles ton, with a cargo of fruit, went ashore between North and South Edisto in a gale. A defect of the chronometer caused the schooner to be thirty miles out of her course. A very serious accident happened to John Haynsworth, a son of W. F. B. Haynsworth, of Sumter, who has been assisting Treasurer Gaillard in collecting taxes. Mr. Haynsworth had purchased a Texas pony at the recent horse sale. In attempting to mount the animal, Mr. Haynsworth was, in somo manner, struck on the head, causing concussion of the brain and partial unconsciousness. Capt. Kemble, of the steamer Iroquois, from New York, which arrived at Charles ton, reports having had heavy weather and sea all during the trip. Off south llattcras shoals she made out a flash light to the eastward, which shortly afterward whh fnllriwprl Vitr a rliatroa.Q lirrhf. and n prolonged whistle, which showed tho vessel to be a steamer in distress. Owing to a heavy northward gale, a heavy sea and vapor fog, was unable to see tho vessel or hold communication with her. Suddenly he lost sight of the signal, and the Iroquois laboriog heavily, ho kept on his course. Defending Our Sea Coast. Lieutenant Zaliwski, who invented the dynamite gun, and who is a genius,says; “(live mo all the gas-pipe and soda water fountains that I want, and I will defend New York and other seaboard cities, and the defences will be ready in surprisingly short time in tho opinion of the public.” “What would he do with the gas-pipe and the soda-water fountains?” “Make dynamite guns with them; the gas-pipe would form the long barrel of tho gun, and compressed air for pro peling the dynamite shells could be stored in the iron cylinders of tho soda water fountains. Zallnski. whol is a methodical man, has the situation of every soda-water fountain and gas pipe manufactory marked out on the map of New York city. The dynamite gun is certainly a success, it can throw n dy namite shell with rafety, and when such a shell explodes upon "a ship's deck, its effect will be terrible. The gun already has a good ruoge, but I look to its hav ing a greater when it is perfoct. Hv tho way, there are two or three unoxploded dynamite shells lying about on the bot tom of New York Day now, thrown by 7al inski’s gun before he had discovered how to fire the shells by electricity. It was the theory that the shell, upon strik ing the water, would be exploded by concussion, but the plan dia not work. Now the shell is exp’oded m a very simple manner. There is a little electri cal apparatus on the head of the shell, which, when wet by wster. explodes it. So that if tho shell strikes the water, in » second it is exploded. The shell, in many cases, would thus explode beneath i ship; although it would be exploded dy concussion if it should first strike the ihip.”—New York Tribune. There is always a rise in provisions when the dumb waiter is sent aloft with ts load. Pittsburgh has twcuty-onc National tanks. INTERNATIONAL SKATING. Tlio American mill llussian Cham pious Compared. Novillo Goodman, correspondent of tlio London Field, thus describes the I difference in the stylo of skating by the Kussiun and American amateur cham pions at the recent international ama teur oontest at Amsterdam for tho championship of the world: Tho race was unique. The Old World and tlio New each furnished its best amateur skaters, and these wore so well matched and so vastly superior to all other competitors and so different in their styles that tho contest was superla tively interesting. M. you Pansohin won two events of tho three, but Mr. Joseph Donoghue won tho longest aud most important raeo in masterly style. Douoghue’s fall in his half mile was unfortunate, but it probably mnde no difference to the result against Panschiu. It would appear that the Kusssiau is tho fastest amateur in the world for any distance from quartor-milo to one mile, while Donoghue is tho best and fastest amateur skater for all distances beyond the mile. This conclusion is oonflrmed by his subsequent narrow viotory at Vienna over a mile course. M. von Pansohin takes almost exactly three strokes to his rival's two. This is partly duo to tho conformation of tho men. Pansohin is short, rather thick set, with full broad chest, proportion ately long body and short though very musoular legs. Ho strikes wide, nover bringing his foot under his body or on to tho outside edge. He takes a strido and plants his foot before him on tho heel, as is evi dent by the distiuotly audible clatter made when tho weight of tho body, passing forward, brings his long blade sharply on to the surfaoo of the ice. Tho foot is no sooner planted than lio commencos his quick sidelong stroke on the inner edge, ho throws his arms aud works his body with groat vigor, seeming to spend much energy, of which ho ao pears to have an almost inexhaustible supply. Donogliue, on tlio other hand, skates in a stylo which more noarly ro sembles the fen stylo, though it exceeds it in grace aud ease. He brings up his foot moro under him, strikes a little on ttie outside edge of his skate and thrusts bis foot moro directly forward, and, making full use of his long limbs, gains a length and strength of stroke by their full extension, which propels him at a greater pace with apparently little effort. Skating with his hands locked behind his back, and a momentary inter val of repose lieSUeen the commence ment and final sidolong thrust of his stroke, he glides along quite smoothly. In observing him one wonders bow the great paco is obtained. He seems hard ly able to quicken or spurt, nud exas perates those interested in him by the apparent coolness and in,dill'ereuoj with which ho skates. This admirable stylo is again partly due to his physique. Three inches taller than Panschiu, with almost dispro portionately long legs, he hardly seems as yet (being only ciglitoon years old) fully furnished as to bis chest. His boyish faoe, slim figure and somewhat listless air, indicate that fuller manhood will yet add to his powers. It is worthy of remark that the skates of both men, though their forms and styles and coun trios are so far apart, are essentially the same. Von Panschin has some beauti fully made bright steel blades, fastened by plates directly on to the sole of his boots, while Donogliuo’s skates are rough iu make, with heavy wood, fast ened by straps, but the essential part — the long, straight, narrow iron, scarcely 1 1-10 inches thick, extending both be fore tho toe and behind the hool and lying for 18 inches along the snrfaco of the ioo—was identical. The ltussiuu’s blade, however, stretehos further in front and less far behind than that of the Americnn, and is still thinner. BLIZZAKD LAND. A Little Talk About Snows anil Blows in North Dakota. North Dakota, according to the tom peraturo maps, is the coldest part of tho United States. This is accounted for by tho fact that there are no mountains to break tho force of the storms origi nating in the Arctio regions. From Manitoba they come rushing and howl iug into our Territory with groat force, packing the sand-like snow so firmly that new-formed drifts four or fii e feet high will bear the weight of bouses. During one of those blizzards it is im possible to be comfortable out of doors, oven when the mercury does not fall be low zero. Tho snow packs into tho olothing so that no shaking will dislodge it, and the sharp particles cut like glass or steel. It is impossible to face such a storm, and persons and horses naturally turn their fuces from the blast, and do-: ing bo even in tho slightest degree: causes them to lose their way on tho plains. The snow looks exactly like granulated sugar; wo never see it fall in large, feath ery flakes, as it does in other parts of the country. Wlieu it snows it invaria' bly blows, and every building, largo or small, has its oirole of drifts. Occasionally for two or three days at i a time the north wind will take the snow ! flying past, and apparently uot a grain i of it touches tho ground. Straight j south it will go in such masses that you canuot see an object a few rods from ; you ; then in a few days the south wind ; will hurl another mass baok to tho north. But the North-westcru winter is not all storms and blizzards. There are so many bright calm days that even when ' it iB tliirty-five or forty degrees below ; zero, if one is warmly clothed, he will not suffer from the oold ; the air is so | dry that it dees not seem to effect one as a real cold day, a down-to-zero day, ! further south does. But you must take care to cover ears 1 aud finger-tips and as much of your faoo ; as you can, or Jack Frost will be sure to i bite you before you know it, and leave a | white, waxy-looking spot. Children | play out of doors on calm, bright dfiva I through the coldest weather. Girls and 1 boys attend school regularly, though I some of them have to walk two or throe miles noross the prairie. A youug, | rather delicate girl in the writer’s family has walked two miles when it was Hi) degrees bolow zero, and did not appear to mind the oold, although she was a Southern Pennsylvania girl before com ing here. I wish the Time* hoys and girls could see the amount of wraps it requires when one wants to mako a call on n oool even ing; it’s a burden to carry them all. A great many men and women, and even children, through (ho country, wear buffalo coats that cover them from hoad to bools. Ice throo feet in thickness forms on the Bed ltiver and its tributaries. The ground freezes to a depth of six or seven feet, and snow is often found under straw or hay piles in Juno and July. The houses aro mostly frame. A very few brick oneo are built and those, un less painted, uro light yellow in color, owing to the clay from which they are made. Early in the winter the houses are hanked, some of them to the win dow-sills, with earth, straw or somo other material to keep the cold out. Each window has a storm sash sorowed on outside the framo, leaving a space of several inches between that and the in ner sash. Small sheds aro built at outside doors, and every crack and cranny through which the wind or snow could penetrate is closed. When the snow melts in the spring the ground is full of immense cracks, stretching out in eveiy direction, which make it look like a lingo map.—Phila delphia Timm. A Colored Mau Turning White. Green Howell, of Midville, Ga., has a double claim on the title of colored, for ho is a full-blood.ed negro, but is turning white in great patches—a color which natural philosophy tells us is a blending of all colors. Greono was questioned as to tho strange freak of nature wrought in his skin. There are two patches of white on each ear. His lips are turning a pule color, about that of the average Caucasian skin. Beneath the folds of his tJarmel shirt oould bo seen the evidonoo of changing color. His hands, further than several small patohes of brown, aro as pale as those ...... t»l.4k„ 1 ..k .. _:_l... _ can 1)0 seen to bo different from the bleaching of tho leper. His scalp is also changed, and is as pale as his hands. Greene is a successful planter and talks freely of his strange case. Ho is about thirty-live years of age and of medium height. His faco and hair bear out his story that there is no mixed blood in his veins. Ho says that at tho closo of tho war ho had two small blotches on each hand, which remained without change until four years ago last April, when tho skin on hi3 hands began to turn a pale rod and thou white. While at work ploughing in tho fields in summer, he says the perspiration from hi3 hands would he red, as if tinctured with blood. Further than from the evi dence of his eyos ho was unaware through any sensation of the change which has been going on. Tliero has been no itch or smart, and several doc tors whom ho has consulted have assur ed him thnt tho variegated skin is -utire ly healthy. 1'hoy all confess that they aio puzzled by his caso. Greene says his body is almost whito, nnd his feet arc turning. Ho says his father was what is known as a “tender man,” that is, ho would blister under a hot sun. Greeuo also blistors when exposed to the hot sun for nny length of time. His farm duties occupy his time.—Augusta (O'a.) Chronicle. Pig-tailed Fsculapiaus. The medical art in China is mysteri ous and empirical. Tho medical pro fession is regulated by rules almost the opposite of those which prevuil in Eng land. in Chinn tho doctor receives a fixed salary as long as his patient is til good health, bays Chamber's Magazine. If the patient falls ill, the doctor’s pay is stop pen until u euro is eiloctod. In England a sick person usually tries to assist the doctor by explaining the symptoms of his ease. In China, this would he considered an insult to the doctor. The doctor may fool tho patient’s pulse, examine his skin and look at his tongue; but ho may ask no questions, lie is then expected to diagnose the disease from which tho sick man is ailing, and to prescribe n remedy. The medicine •prescribed is usually very cheap and very nasty; but some drugs are high-priced; and there areoer tain precious stones whioh are behoved to be of wonderful oilicacy iu curing dis eases. One of those expensive prescrip tions consists of vory costly ingredients. White and red coral, rubies or juointli, pearls, emeralds, musk, with ouo or two earths iu special quantities, aro crushed into powder, rolled into pills with gum and roso water and coated with gold leaf. This nniciuo modioine is reported to be an infulliblo cure for small-pox, measles, scarlet fever and all diseases which arise from blood-poisoning and break out in cutaneous eruptions. The strengthening qualities of this prepara tion are said to be quite remarkable. The Jesuits, who nourished in China in the early part of the present imperial dynasty, atlirm that they havo seen men snatched from the last convulsions of death bv its judicious use. The Supremo Court Colossus. Justioe Gray is the giant of the Su premo Court. I saw him a few evenings since, at what is called in Washington a “card reception," shaking hands with Minister Carter of tho Samlwioh Islands, who is a ta'l man, right over tho head of Mr. Spolt'ord, tho Librarian of Congress. As is well known, he is a bachelor, and lives iu a fine house, which he had built asoording to his notions. Tho ladies of Washington love to say that there isn’t a closet in it, but Ins architect, Mr. Marsh, assures me that there aro closets in every room. Tliore is n story that once, at a card party, a woman won Jus tice Gray as a prize, whereupon he rushed from tho house, deolaring that no woman would over oatoli him alive. The lady.sentliim word that if to taka him dead, she could bo his widow, she would not object. Although Justioe Gray looks so big and dignified when sitting upon the Supreme bench, I hap pen to know that if he has a touch of the gout, ho is like a big baby, and screams out if any one comes within a