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Published Every Thursday
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
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.
A Carefully Selected Budget of South
era News Iteou Culled From
Flro at Goldsboro on Monday night
burned J. D. Winslow’s large livery
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
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.
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
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_
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.
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.
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
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
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
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. _
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
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
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. ^
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
The Freshest Sparks Pram the Wires.
—Accidents and Otker Happen
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
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
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
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.”
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
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.
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
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
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
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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
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
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
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

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