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Published Weekly St Martinsvillo, L a. -aT UASTIN A UIERNVNU. New Yore-k :ael Ore', Ic eve wheeled ito fine ase Aihllos Ii Nc:lte',. The militia of th!e nited Sttles. is re ported to he in ac lhomi-thing cendlitiou. 'The nationa ef E'-l.ee are taxing th,' people into llperty Ite Itemildl war vessel and pay armie.s aul navies. Brazil is a countvr where American fugitives would Iw aa.s sc.ture from arrest sasthey have hithelnrto, Icen in Canada. Never, in the history of the United States, has there been such a scramble for farms a. was witnessed at Oklahoma. The Boston Iler,eld humorously remarks that the defeat of Prohibition in Con mse.ticut looks like :a case of Pro. and Conn. It is es' tti'ted tiat Americans will spend $40,1o1i0ll)ll itl Europe. this s'eason, of which pronb:hI t.et-,1000.00eI will go for tilts. Boulan~ger i, in daucu.rr of Ibeing forced to 'omtc to the I'nited States. The English Gov\ernmuuant hIes warned him not to tw pe'rnic.icoa-Il :u ti'c' in I.eondnc or he may be .expel!hd. Population i- ..e, cattered in New South Wale' thtt in oe, es.:t-c in a ree.cclt elkec tion where the.r '" a- alln oelmi-jeion to ojpnl polls at a given h,'cliity. the electors had to travel two hundlred luic.- or lose their Votels. Senator Dixon. of Rhode Island. is one of the young men of the United States 4enate. Hle and lFalkner.Kenna.Daniel, Spooner, Hligian and Wolcott have numbered not :ucrh more than forty years apiece. Fifty counterferit $10 bills were pre sented and stopped at the banks at St. Louis during one recent day. The counte'rfeit i.s a eiangeerous one of the scries of 1S55. it is ..h~IPipse tthatat least 50')0 of these' bilik are ncr. in eirc':lation. The delightful condition of the British soldier is seen from the' fact that a private who, uwon being :esked by the orderly officer if he haci any complaintts oI, make about his food, relipd that he had none except that the lstatoes were not loiled enough, was thereupon sentencedl to pass eighty-four hours in a solitary cell for in subordination. Intelligence just received from the Solomon group of islands shows that a shocking state of affairs was prevalent in some of the islamis. tmassscres being fre quent, owing to internecine wars. Can nibalism was r:unpant, and it was said that in one ease 'a least where a number of prisoners we're captured the people. after keing slain, were roasted, their bodies being afterward cut up, paecked in leacvs, and exported to other islands for distribution. One of the maddest men in the United States, declares the Chicaugo Herald, is C'yrus Henderson. of Fund du Lar, IVY!s. i A while ago he selected a claim in Oklai homa, andl returning to the Iborder went to training a horsn so as to ble able to re:a'h his land becfore a:nyiedy else when i the Territery shetuld Ie leg.lly olpened. At the word "ge," he was soon far :hc:d of eve.rvbclv. ,Iecl the dii.tancee, fifteen miles, was c,,veredl in forty-five minutes. Reining ulp hi paInti nnag at the edge of his qua:rter st'etio'n he was literally kneceked out t -e'e' an old farmer quietly plowing it up for his spring crops. Broken in spirit anil disgusted with Oklahoma rea.l ecstate, Cyrus Henderson ret~urnced ead! hmnec. 'Thx-ce' vw c- ,icc' -,ee nlis bac'k :,nd urime of twno we:'k' -'tan.linx behind ixs earn, and 's he stoclod n :: corner ree-,ntlv. he was heard to r'mnark that he was fromnt Lansing. "lWhat is the fare from Lan.cing to De troit ?" queried a dudish looking by stander, looking waggis-hly at an ac quaintance. eeI dunno," Was the reply. "'Don't know!" echoed his questioner, incredulously. "Young man," returned the tramp, impressively. "when I want to go to a place by rail I get quietly on the train, sad when it gets there. I step off again, without ever asking any bloomia' foo ,;estions."-Datroit fre Pris. A CHILD-MAN. Extraordinary Discovery by a Doctor in Kansas. One of the Most Remarkable of Human Monstrosities. There has just Ibsen .li,·-oyered in the south part of thlis l)ickin-on) county, writ's a K:In-as (orrespIonlent of the Gti.e-:,lcrimrct, one of the mIo-t remark able monstro-ities of the human family ever known to eci-t in this section. It is a child-man, or rather a child's body with a man's headI. A few days ago a prominent physician was making a call on the family in which the monstrosity lives, and while talking with his patient he noticed an object in a cradle at the opposite end of the room. It was care fully covered up, but he thought he perceived a beard showing from be neath the covering. ie could get no opportunity for a more careful examnina tion at the time, but in order to investi gate further, informed his patient that other calls would be necessary. Upon a subsequent visit he managed to he left alone in the room with the cradlle and its mysterious occupant. Hia-tily pull ing off the covering there was diLs covered a sight which made his heart cease for the moment to beat. It was nothing less than a man's head joined to an infant's body. The large eyes blinked at him, and the lips, bearded and mustached, made inarticu late sounds, but no gleam of rec:gni tion or intelligence was observable in the being's face. Ditermined to in ve. tigate the matter m:ore fully, the physi cian callcI the man and woman of the house, and demanded an expla:at ion of the sight which hadI met his gaze. At first they were angry that he had pried into the secret that they had guarded so well, but at last, seeing 'that further concealment was impossible, they made a clean breast of the aft.ir and told the following story: Nearly thirty ye:ars ago a man named Reed moved into Kitnsas from Illinois. His family consisted of himself, wife and one daughter. The latter was about seventeen years old, and rather go-d. looking. They csttled near the june tion of the Republican an:l Smoky Hill Rivers, in the- vic inity of what is now Junction (ity., aa the d:aughter mar riei a trapper. Hir first childl was a boy. and she did1 in giving it birth. An ohldler s:ster ha.d comne on from the East by this time, and she took the mother ks-s little one into) her family. Its fathl;r was kiiled diring the border troubles. and she practically adopted the orphan. The child grew and thrivel normally until it was about four years and six months o!d. when it seemed to cease developing,. Son it was noticed that development had not been arrested in all parts -f the body. The head kept on growing as if it belonged to the sturdiest child in the 8:ate. Year after ye'ar this strange growth went on, and still there was no change in tlhe infantile body or limbs, though the head continued its growth. The sister and her husband moved into Dickinson County,- where they have since resided, and took the child with them. The grandparents are dead and the n.onstrosity has reached the age of twenty-nine years. Its 'eand is as large as that of an average-sized man, and is crowned aith a h'avy growth of coarse h:,,wn hair. heavy beard and mnusta.h, are on its feac a:1l lines of mat:lrity lshow :lupon th,, cheeks and forehead. The lady remains, fromn the neck down. th:at of a four-year-old child. Thle chihl, or man. cannot sit up as the monstrous hea.l is too heavy for the nl.cies of the trunk to lift. It lies in the cradle helpless, and watches with a brute-like gaze the doings of those a.roun I. The mind is soniewhat in vlsvance of th.: of an Infant, but is still practically in:active. N, spac' i or g':;er:'l inteili gence. has been involved from the strange being. It must be fed from an at tend sant's hIand, ani though its teeth are well developed, its stomach can digest noth ing but the simplest foods. The tiny hands and limlbs are as soft-fleshed as the veriest babe's, while the face and head have the harsher feeling of maturi ty. There seems no reason in the mind of the physician who made the strange discovery why the monstrosity should not live to the age of three-score years and ten, though it would seem to be a blessing to tIle world to take its life fromit. The imagination can easilyj picture what it will be when gray hair has ,ett!oe on tae head and he.ar.i r.hil tfe ti ldy ro,: rds that of a bab'. 'Th f.mi!y, a-la:,n'd of the po. sc,.i~ a of 1.' ! aI im!,n-r-itx, has re liinalyv hidlden thi, -koiltou in their 0,oet from the w rtild,andl few know of itsreistaence. It is only by :acildent that it wa: this t1;e di-'-covered. The dictor'- "tory hlas led Sever:a prominent citii/ens to take a trip to the farm house to see the rcma:rkabhle freak, and all unite in callinag it the mnost wonderful being they ever witne~.sl. None, how ever, wi-h to ilmakei- a sectonud trip, as one look at the .sr:ance creature is enough to satdden their hearts and give them some thing to dreamm about for months. Hereford Cattle. That the llerefords are a distinctly pure race of English cattle, and of great antiquity,is undoubtedly true,but it is as probably true that they arc allied to the Devons. The origin of both these breeds is difficult to trace,and they have valuable qualities in common. Both are wonderfully prepotent when crossed on other cattle. If the cross is by a Here ford bull, the red body and white face are apt to follow; and if the cross be on a pure Hereford cow, the color usually follows the damn. The Ilerefords are hardy and prolific, mature early, and are considered the best grazing cattle in England. They have no superiors in the-United States, and of late years the bulls have been extea.-ively used as sires on the great cattle ranches of the W'est. They do not come in the category of milking, ;attle, though many of them are good milking cows. In England the you:ng cattle are largely bought by farmers at the fairs for feedin,., and no b:eel has risen fa.ter into public favor, as beef-makers, in this country. In England liereforI-., at the Smithfield shows, at 22 months old have weighetd 14S0 pounds; at 2..1 months, second prize steers have weighed 1568 pounds; under three years (2 years, 71 months), 1804 pounds; at three years and four months, weights came to 2074 pounds. A cow 11 years and four months of age weighed 2324 pounds.- Pri,ie 1 iru,aer. A Hot-Bed of Crime. Torture by starvation see:as to be legal in .Minsk jail in Rtssia. Eight peasants are Iying there accusel of the nmurder of the chief forester on Prince Ra, lziarll's estate of Dabidgraski. who three months ago was found hanging in a solitary lpart of the forest. It was evi dent that he hid been lynched for his unceasing tyranny over the peasants. Eight men were arrested on suspicion, and it has just come to light that during their detention they have been deprived of food, sometimes for three days to. gether. In spite of these atrocious measures not one of the prisoners has confessed. Minsk, by the way (ancient province of Lithuania), seems to be a hot-bed of crime in Central Europe. To mention all the cases of brigandage, arson, murder, mysterious disappearances and public lynchings which are reported each week would take a whole news paper. Swindles andl forgeries are too common to be even noticed by the au. thorities, and nine-tenths of the Jew population are either convicted or sus Inected fences. Domestic servants are being almost entirely dispensed with, as in very nmany rec-nt casts they have ewen found to be in league with the brigands. These facts are strenuously supprewsc,, by the press-censure office. Thk Smallest ~Srews Made. It is asserted that the smallest screws in the world are those used in the -pro. duction of watch.,s. Thus the fourth jewel w!:e:-i screw is the next thing to being inviuiiile, and to the naked eye it looks like dust. With a glass, however, it is seen: to baw a :small screw, with 260 threads to the inch, and with a very tine gaas the :thr:c·as iny be seen quite cieariy. Tlhes, miniute screws are 4-1000 of an inch in diai:aeter atnd the heads are d. lhe. It i al,- ct-im:ated that an or dlin:ry lady'ss tiumbl!e would hl,!d 109,. 000 of these screws. How to Pat It Out. Zinc. pl);ce i upon the fire in a stove or grate, is ':i I to operate as an effective extunguishcr of chimney fires. Accord ing to this representation, when a fir sktart:s inside a chimney, from whatever cause, a piece of thin zinc, about four inches sqatre, is to be put into the stove or grate connecting with the chimney. The zine fuses and liberates aciduous fumes, which, passing up the flue, are said to almost instantly put out what. ever fire there may be. INDIAN BEAR DANCE. How the Utes Celebrate Their Greatest Festival Barbaric Costumes, Queer Mu sic, Grotesque Movements. The almy p,st at Fort Du C(hetne, Utah, says the New York JWord, is sup ,:iele with six cmnpanies of troops, whose chief care is to ke.p a watchful eye on the Ute Indians and regulate things on the reservation. According to an old Ute tradition, the bears at this season of the year hold high car nival all by themselves up in some se eluded place in the mountains, where there is no snow. For many generations the famous "Bear Dance" has been _a eredly olwerved by the Utes, following as nearly as possible what the bears are supposed to do. They find a good level piece of ground, which is prepared by the bucks a few days before this chief festival of the year takes place, andl unite in clear ing nearly an acre. They build a high brush fence aro,.ndl it, forming a sort of pen--only leaving one opening, which is fatkhfully gu;ar.led by two braves, and :t takes a gool deal of influence for outsiders to be allowed to enter this en ,.losure. Then a flagstaff is erected, on which is a white flag with two huge hears painted black, typical of the danse. Wh,.n the lda- comes on which the 'lance i, to commence, the Indians come .,m a:! over the reservation--old and ,ll'. some on ponies, some are the roud pos essors of wagons and a great :,many walk. There are hundreds par ::;,p:ptiug in the dance, while on the , utside of this pen are to be seen many Indians on ponies watching the perform race. This dance lasts a week always including one Sunday, which is dedi cated to She-Nob (Ood). The squaws a:e many of them arrayed in buckskin !resses, the wasts and sleeves being ::ost elaborately headed in different ,ored beads. The bottoms of these Iresses are finished off with a buckskin ringe. The skirts are long on the sides a:d shrt in the back, so that their :i ^'lsomnely be:ule l anklets and mocca -ins are ifteu displayed. With these -imits are worn beaded girdles or wide leather is,tt, ornamnenteli with. brass :.eaded tacks, anl suspended from the belts are worn IaHslelC bags or cases, and ;st the back, fastenac to the skirt, are silk or cotton bandanna handkerchiefs to prevent soiling the dress when the wearer is sestel on the ground. All aluaws are not fortunate in possessing buckskin suits, so they wear the bright colored calicoes. Their hair is worn loose and hanging over their shoulders. The men are gay with bright-colored calico shirts and some wear buckskin leggins. All wear something on their necks, such as wampum, or a beaded necklace, or the chest is covered with a breastplate of wampum. They all wear feathers of every description in the hair, and many have their braids wrapped with pieces of fur, bright-colored rib boa, beaded ornaments and all sorts of things. One old fellow sported on his head a Chinese red feather-duster. The Ipndlans all paint their faces. One had a dark blue nose and chin, with yellow cheeks and red stripes. Another had his face painted black, with one yellow eye and a red one. No two, in fact, were painted alike. The second chief of the Utes wa. mnade Master of Ceremonies, but there were two or three Floor M3anagers, as it :-ere, whose duty it was to. go around i efore each dance and point with a stick :o the squaws whose turn it was to dance. The squaws were seated on one side, ;,rminga semi-circle, and the bucks were on the ot. er side. The musicians, ten or twelve mn number, formed.the or chestra, making a cire.e around a large wooden box or an old tin pan turned uljide down. Each one had a stick moout two a.d a haf feet long, with ::otchles cut in it on one side resembling a saw; one end of these sticks rested on the box or tin pan; with the right hanin they rubbed the= notchedl sticks with a round piece of wood forcibly and rapid ly, producing a very singular noise, and when accompanied by the voices of the musicians singing a sort of a savage chant, one can easily imagine the whole utterly devoid of musical sounds. When themusic, so called, begins,the squaws whose turn it is to dance, three abreast and hand in hand take their places on the ground, after having in vited the bucks by a motion of hand or a tap on the shoul,'r.the bucksres :ng with alacrity. They form two the sluaws on one si-le and hucks site, and! at a given signal take sts iforwar, l and three steps .,.:,, i:g(inning :lowly ""a d g icreaiin: in slie-l 4ntdl the cea:-e .anil they :aughingly go to i places. :iiometime. a man or a s - Iwcomes exhauItea and falls a great deal of merriment amoag other dancers. The medicine man quit ly runs to the fallen (lancer and ppe a music stick over his or herbody through some ceremony. When I s finished the prostrate dancer q" arises and is supposed to be cured. 1 last two days of the dance--& t., and Sunday-the excitement is rle and the dancing continues all nlgi. urday, winding up at sundows day. On that day they have a which is provided principally b" traders, employes and the India the officers of this post giving.l sugar and flour. It was a weirds see them dancing at night by the of the moon and large bonfires. Growth of the Beet-Sugar Isalt The simple andl inexpensive adopted in the German factories made the beet-sugar manufacture of the most profitable of industries, the work goes on day and night, - prime cost fQr conversion of two d per ton of beet;. or one cent per of sugar, not estimating the cost at, beet-root, but including labor mss materials used, like coal, coke, charcoal, wear and tear, and interem the invested capital. The monthly bursements of such an establishmea ceed sixty thousand dollars, and employment to thousands of wage in direct and collateral industries. sugar corporation in France reportld a net profit from the manufacture beet-sugar a few years ago of two lions of dollars, and the season did extend beyond one hundred and days. Under these new conditioan production of beet-sugar in conti Europe has doubled in the list and, after the home populations ae plied, the surplus is exported to Britain and the United States, r the price of sugar in the markets of world more than fifty per cent The suger-refineries of this co use the beet-and-cane-sugar idiseri" ately in the manufacture of the sugar of com-merce, and the family cer sells the imported refined beet at a price from twenty-five to ftyp cent. above the price of cane-sugaq Before our late war, Louisiana duced more sugar than Germany; although the beet-sugar lndi try i latter country was greatly atimulated the high prices of sugar prevalliag, cident to the entire de truction of cane-sugar industry of the United yet as late as 1875 the empire p only twenty-five hundred tons, whibe the year 1888 a production of one three hundred thousand tons of and saccharine resultants is recoed. P',pular &Secnes lfonthly. The Canals of Marn As to the nature of the astnals, still more difficult to suggest any factory explanation. Several hy have been presented, none of wi pears entirely to meet the case. I already remarked that there has not lacking the suggestionthat these streaks represent the line, of acted tificial water-courses on Mars. straight and undeviating course they pursue might be regarded as ing some degree of probability to a view, but the enormous sca.e on they exist see~ms to compel the . of the hypothesih. It is true we consider only the inunence of force of gravity on Mars, giants dwell up:n that plane:t whose achievements might vastly surpa greatest performances of our ea for a body weighing a ton on the wou!d weigh only seven huadrdt sixty pounds on Mars, and, on the hand, a man on Mars possessing ly the same activity as one of - be 'fteen feet tall and strong fn tion. But, even granting the of such a race of Goliahs on or bor world, it is not conceivable tr could have constructel a system mendous canals over half the their planet, or that they wmdi' done it if they could. The - MIars are enormously dmsproport magnitude to the most gigantice ants that a due regard for the gravitation would suffer us to i' PopurB. 8eean M.,slA.