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THE CHARLOTTE MESSENGER. VOL. III. NO. 31 CHARLOTTE, N.C. SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 12,1887. Tm $tiO ler Ann. Sift Dv 5 ak TBB Charlotte Meeaengre IB FUBUBHXD Every Saturday, AT CHARLOTTI, N. C. Id tb« Interwte of tho Colored People of the Ooostrj. AMs aod veK-bowe wrttart wffl eootrft- ute to ita coioaiM ftem dMtrmt perto of the 'Winto', end It «fD ooateh) Um Utwt Oen ml Newt of the dajr. Trk UEaeoron b e flnt-cU« newtpeptr ■IK) will not allow penoaal aboae te ita iimoft. It b not aaetatian or partten, btrt independent—daaltag fairlf hj aU. It le- >*ma the righ tto ottWae th« tbartcotniBga nf all poblir oflelale commtding the wnrthr. and nronmiendiiig for election nieh men ■■ In Haoptsknareheat talted to Hn* ih> Intenata nf the people. It b intended to m«>)7 the long felt omi ot ■ new^aper to adhocate the rigbta and d^-feod the Intn-.ata ofitbe Necro-AnMhoan, «^>eciall7 in the FMvont «c1i«a of the I 'nroliaea. nmoiiptioaa: (Afieaptfit AdranM.) 8 ipeBtlu •I I Addnv, W.C. SMITH, Charlotte NC, Thereit aaexlon lo Weat Bpriagflald, Maw., who dcaerret a notice bteauae he Vnowa the enlae of Teatitation and how t > Kccuro it. The other erening, when the prajifr meellng room wu well filled and t ' 0 air became bad. ha waited for a 1 au‘e ID the lerricea, and then aaid if the coDgrefatloB would all arlie fora few momenta ha would rentUate the room. The; arose, and he opened win dows and dooia, lot bnd air out and good air in, and than the ooiqiTegation ait down, feeling beiler, and tba aerricat ueot on briakir- - Fraoce cow hat a total debt ot about 47,300,000,000,or twkoaateffnAa that of the United Btata at tb« eloM.of the war, and alx thoaa aa largo aa 4Vr prea- «nt interest bearing debt Tbr'French debt la nearly ItQO per head oCber pop ulation, while that of tba United States IS IcM than $90 par head. There la an intereat diarge of 140,000,000 a year, hesidea annnitiea and otbar burdegs not clearly itat^,,aa«Mtiiig .(0 iMjjblRM much more, ‘liio ananal rvrentie sniag from tbe people ia B50,'1>00,000| apd yet thia ia InsuOicieDt to meet (he neeeasitiei of tbe gorem^aat. A well at Yakutik, in Siberia, has Iteen nilandiDg pnule to Kieotiats fnt manyyenn. It waa begun in 1826, bnt ^'ivon u]> nt thirty feet beeaoM it was alii! in frozen errth. Than the Ruatinn .\Midcray of ^e!ciice» enrtlntMd for aome moiiilu the nnik if iteepening the well, but sti>|iped u'iien It hid reached to tbe ericnt iifaamc3S2 feet, wbeo the ground wuKtill fruren aa ban! aa a rock. In I -41 the Academy hid the temperature of the cscaratiOD carefully taken at ra- rious depths, and from the data thus ob- laiucd the ground was citimaied to be frozen to a depth of 919 feet. As ex ternal cold could not freore the earth to sut h a depth, even in Siberia, goologistt have concluded that lha well baapene- tinted a frown formation of tha glacial period which haa nerer thawed out. Minnetota ia growing at a wonderful rale. Tbe reoaus of 18S5 gara her a population of 1,117,798, which waa a gain of forty-three pec cent, daring tbe fire years aucci-eding 1860, and tbe asseeament of real and personal eatate in- creased from $271,169,961 in 1631 to $458.494,777—a gain of sixty nine per cent, in fire years. If tbit ratio contin ues during the remainder of the deeade, 1890 will show neariy twice ea many people and much more than twica ai much wealth as 1860. Ulooesota la roramonly r^rded solely as an agricul- lursl Stale, but the is almdy beginning lo suffer from tbe erili of greet citka. hi. Panl and Minneapolie between thrm contain more than rna-fiftb ot all (he people, and wield far more than there proporrionaJ tbnra 0t infioence In publk iffairi. AFTERWARD. I hasAcaaty opaaed the oags And saffwed my bird to gotrea; Aad, Oouch I bawagbe it with trerstore tarn. It Berermera eame baok te ma. It oaate in Ua wfldwood, and beaA net call, O tha bird onea at Uhwty, who can mUirall The New Zealand Ihr^ etalaa that ilie layerof naheawhicheoecn so many miles of that eoantey will not, aa was at first fasrbd, choka and kill nrery blade of grsM, bet will probably set ia time as a aalaablo fertilbing agaat. Already Ibo great k in many pUeee grewing op through the dost •, bot the aeh bss been •ubmitkd te eipWimaatf asd is foaod to be really aonrishiag to plaats grewa la it. A nsideat eheaki ebtsiaed etr- eral lampka of the v^saio dast, sod sowed in it grass and elOTW swds, eud kept them molateaed with fflsUlled water, la each eaee, we are tetd, (be eeedtiag pUate hare eeme ap wsH are growlag cigoroosly; It is tbsrefers bxped that tbess disiriets whMl khrere- oeicad only a Ugkt eweariag ti this drcadeil dost will ^Ud that (bt iWihUeB will in tbe cad pam baasiiiJ t* ( aopt. r , . . mylltw, And ottered a ward of dtadala That wooeded a f rteod, aod (orarar artrantw A hsertl weald die te ragalo. . But tbe Hrd eom ai Ubacty, who can ao thrsB? — IVrstate 8- ffarriioit. in IndtoendtuL THE CaSr’S STORY. nr ALTRED B. TOZta. “I hare tried time and again to reasot mysairoutof it. I don’tllke tha ideaol ^Dg throogh life acknowledging thsi I am indebted to the aupernaturai form] rarr existence. I hare oarer beliered to tha npeniaturat. lam not going te beliere in it now if I can find toy othei way of accounting for my being here, hisiead of at tbe foot of a grareetone onl on tbs bill yonder.” We bad oeen diseuaalog spirituailam before the npea fire in Charley's room, and had drifted from arguments on the condition of the dead to tbe relation oi loeifienta of a myaleriotis character in- financing the Urea of the Uring. *’1 don’t like to figure as a creature of the myeterious,” vharley continued, ‘’beosuM it aeoma to commit me to a be lief in sU aorta of outlandiih aod nn- natural tniogt—to inclose me in an at mosphere altogether unearthly; but my only relief teema to lie in an utter af- pudiation of an occorreoee loo real and too produrtire of practical results to be repiidiited, so you aeo I am in a good deal of a meis nrer it.” Row, Charley U one of the moct mat- ter-of-fart of men. At tbe down-town bank where he holds the poiition of csihior, such an admiuion on hia part would hare produced a sensation. In tbe familiar cireic where be eat that night it only proToked curiosity. This curi- oalty he at onco-ptKAadod to aatlsfy, be ginning with an abrupt ijueation: "Do yon remember ihe night of the 19th of Marcbt ’ No one seemed to remomber, for no one aoiwertd. “That's UBgalkr,”he said, afters mo ment's ailenoo. “At the same time you all took a great interest in at leattono of the occurrences of that night. I refer to theattempied bank-robbery." kjDl*£ii&lj>sta all saJambaied-^that. we hpd limply failed to locate it on the date giren—the night of the IStb of March. “Well.when I left the bank that eren- inx," Charley continued, 'Twaaaocore- panted by Dick Munson, the payiag-tell- er—a pale, nervons little fellow, with a memory forfacAand signatures almoat phonomeoa!, and an instinetiTa ebility to detect fraud. Wc stopped on ihe baok-itcpe for a moment to apeak to a cuatomer, aod then paiaed on up the itrMttogether. His rooms are abouthalf a mile further out than mine, aud when we were kept at the bank later than ui- nai.'aaon tnat occasion, wo frequently dined together at a ocut little realaureot not farfrom my ebarnben. Wo did so that night, occupying a table alone in a smalt alcoTB Irom which a window looked out ujwn a side street. “Wo were well through tbe meal, when Dick called ray attention to tbe figure of a nian atanding on tbe outer edge of the walk, and facing acrosa the lidestreet. “ 'Do you remember baring aeen that periwD before thia eveningt’ be aaked. “I glanced up careless^, and replied It, to tbe best of my recollection, I then saw tbe man for tbe flrsy time. " Then,’ he added, nervoualy, ‘note some peculiarity in drew or etUtuda, so ^ou will know if you aeo him agaia, Vait; tbe face is the best index. Ho may turn this way in a moment."* “Aa though inSurnced by our rigid ecrnliny, man on the walk turned al- mobt bafore Dick had done apeaking, and faced the window where we sat. “ ‘Don't look now,"Dickaaid, turning bis own eya away. 'He la watching ui. When jau do look, notice the upper portion « tala face. People of bis kind usually point out their peculiarities by trying to bids them. Look sharp under tbe rim of tbe slouch bat he wean for aomedutiaguiihiag luark.' “While tbo teller was speaking, I caught a full riew of the man’s face, liie ayebrowa were very thick aod black, and came close together. There was ao arch to speak off. and the geoeral effect was that of a straight, unbroken lino ernaiiaf the lower forehead. It was a face not oaaily forgotten. “'*1 thought you would find some thing there,'Dick said, when I told him w^{ I b^ ioeo. '( waa not oulek enongb to aae the fenow*! face, bat ] ihould bare known him anywhere. He Mood in front of tba bask-stops when we stopped tbore to-nigbt, and has kept ua in light Merlralftbawsflip. Uuleae be It frightened off we shall hear from bin More long.' “I langfaed baartUy at Dkk's view of the matter, sod nothing more waa sstd on (ho inb^ect until we reached my' rtmu. Thto, placing bis band on my ana, iMticinimod: “ *I osa't get erer what wa were talk ing about at tbe restaurant. I can't grt tbat'aloaobinilfigare ootbe edge of the walkout of my mind. Let me remind TOO once mwe to took sharp for that faon Oood-Bigbt.' ifonleoild make any piy, ami s wa»* . _ „ qniaiw at what 1 nooeTderod the aerroua fean m a Ursd-out sad naturally sos- my ritdng-foem taUa I feond n note wdtng ma of aa impsriact oa- aasimnt ia aaotber part of tha city, aad Cnhiii^lJ To this day tha jaaitar lotteta that I left my doer onlocked, nuA 1 aotpotUite that 1 did not. Not long after mv departure, bowerer, be fenna it ajar, looked carelresly throng tbs rooBA saw that I was net there, an# locked it. Bad he been mere thorongh' in his search be wobid doubUem haro saved me a very atrenge experience. “It was midnight when l rvttrrned to' my rooms. Tba gaa waa bnmtng dimly in! in thesittingrooB.but tbe tloepiBg-rooB( beyond it was in total darkasie. Openiny from the eieeping-roora was a large bath room, and adjoining this was a iargn dothm-oloset. I lo»ed tbe door m inmal, tnrn^ off the gaa, and weat to, bed, aa 1 frequently did, without etank^' ing a light in the aleeping-mm or opens ing the doon leading to ue b^room and oloaot. I waa tired>aad fail asleept immediately. “How long I slept soundly I canni'A tell. 1 am utterly unable to daacribe thd first ssnaatinna 1 experienced. Dimly,' aad afar off, I heard Dick Vunsoe’# voice, speaking aa though in terrible fear or from out aa overpowering night-i man. ; “At fits! the sounds came to me like a voice BQined by the walla of a cloao room, and conveyed to my mind no dis-* tinct fonn of words, ^t tha tone was; one of warning, and told me aa pldilyj ax words could have done that I was in^ deadly peril of aome kind. m “AfUr atime the voice reased, and t: heard, u plaialy asl now bear tbe rum-' bUng of wheels outside,the rapping of i private aignal known only to Dick aniE) royaelf, and need only ia the bank wbesa be desired to attreet my attention to any face or suspicious cireumatance in front of his window. This was reputed tev-^ ml times. Then I beard the voicsagaln, clear and distinct this tim*, as though • door or window bad been opened in tbs' room from which it proceeded. “Thare waa no miataking the words, this timo I heard them over aod over agaJo, as one bean words in vivid uivama: ‘J-oex the OMOroom door! 1 can't get that alnnching figure ont of my mit>dV With tha words came a^^ling which 1 cannot describe, bat wb^ you hare, doubtlcas, ail experieneed—a aen- tation of immediate persona! danger coupled with a physical inability to con trol a muscle lo meet it. “The words and the private aignal al ternated many timtu, and then I heard a cranh—siieb a crash aa would follow tbo falling of a heavy window-iaih. 'Amine alienee followed, and with tbe tiienae came a teuse of physical de- -presainn. as though a current of cleo- tr^city which had wrought my nerves to their utmoit tension bod suddenly been withdrawn. “I awoke inetantly. When I aay'I awoke, I mean that I awoke to a con-1 aciciisnesa of the thinga immediately about me, for it it my belief that my moDMl oonditlon previous to that time cannot be express^ or described by tbe Hord fleep. “I heard the City Hall clock strike ooe, and tried to sleep again, but could i not do to. I could think of nothing but the slouching figure I bad seen early in ' tbe evening on the outer edge of the walk; I found it impoutblo to forget tbe mysterious words warning me to lock the bathroom door! “I should have got out of bed and madn a tour of the bathroom and closet, only it occurred to me it wo'ild be a rather ridiculoui thing to do. Men who pride tbemeelves on a practical turn of mind dielia-j to do ridiculous thinn, even when alone. Besides, nbtwiin- itandiog the effect producod upon me by what IJiad heard. 1 regarded toemat- icr SB an unusually clear cut dream, and was net in tbe least alarmed. The longer I lay awake the more thoroughly dia 1 become convinced that tbo nervous sue- i piciooe of the pajiog^tellcr were alono; reapooiible for my losing a good hour of t sleep, and I resolved to make up for lost | time u soon as possible by turning orer | for another nap. “If I bad not, oa a prelimloary step to tbo resolve ao formea, raised myself in bed and made e great noise beatJog up and rearranging my pillowi, perhape tbo meat trying portion of that night's ex perience would have boon spared me. Be that aa it my, the fact remains that before I had arranged my pillows to tuy liking my attention wu diverted from ny tuk by three rather etartiog objects. “The first was a dark-lantern pouring its round red raye fuli in my face. Tba second wu ao unusually lung and nn- natnnlly bright ulf-cocking revolver lo cated within SIX inebea of my nose. Tbe third wu a particuiarly vlUalnous face, I with thick, black eyebrowa riinning to- I gether above the noee, forming no arch j to speak of, and prododug the general i effect of a straigbC unbroken line croaa- '■ ing the lower foreb^I “Was J frightenedf Yet; buljacarcely think my, fright took the usual form. 1 knew in an instant, u well u 1 know now, that it wu not my life, nor the trifling amount of money be might find in my room, that the intruder wanted. I recogniz^ his presence there u port of a well-lddplaa ti rob the bank. Tbe intrudor'i flnt worde confirmed my sus picions. “ ‘Get up and drese yourself,' be said, la a whlipar. *We want yon at tbe bank. If you venie year life, be quick about it, and make no nolea.’ “The BXo'e argnBraUwarounaaiwar- aMe, and I olwyed. 'Yen are lo go wiHiren to thabank,' ha Mid, tsMinf mt wnaptn nloea to my hand M I (Irsaaoil, ‘and npa* tbe vault. IV tot soveBMt yoa make to aaeape or call nwlatanee will be your last uy metes are balow. If I mwi ay aiffl, they wilt not If we mast aa officar at the bank, or on the way tbarn, and yon am qnaa'IoMd, you are te aay that yr —* {mpertant jMoen laft ea yoor as jouroeya about tba room to asears my ctothea, bad tbe threatening weapon been removed from tbe cloae poaition of my waking moment. Still, I had not abanMnad all hope. Sorely, between myrecMM ud-tha bank, some opportu nity for eacapa wonld present itamf. I haa BO intention of nalecklng the vault. At the last moment I abould uve risked a few ebou from tha robbers’ rsvelvara. “Jfyasoort nnI4Skedthe aitring-roocn door and pauaad with bis head os the knob. Atthat inttaot a aound of feot- stepe WM beard on the stairs, the key WH qbietiy tamed in tbe Im^. and I fdt (or the first time the cold rina- of a nvolvtk OB my templA Tbe atspe paaaed my door, and the waapem wu lowered. You ail know what followed. Before the wwpon could be rsieed again, the door fail la with a crash, and the ndiber, who etood directly in front of it, wu elobbed to the floor and baadesfled by a aqnadof poUcemea led by tha paying- teller I “Dick did not relura to his own ebambenthst aight. We eprat tbs time imtO daylight in my sittiag-room. At first be abemutely refiued to explain his tnddsB appearance with the offleere, for Dick it a bard-beaded eort of a fallow, who aoouta everything that cannot be demoastrated by aet roles and figures; but flnmlly he (airly uaboaomeddiimtelf, telling bis story before I bad ovea given a hint of my oy n mysterioos experienoea. ‘“I slept noundly nntil Dearly 1 o'clock,’ be aaid, with the air of a man who expeett to be laughed et, ‘and then I passed into a strange tnmee-like dream. In that dream I nw, u plainly u I everuw it in my life, the interior of your bath-room, and seated at the foot of the tub, where the opening door would have cooeealed him from any one iook- ing lo, I saw the man we had LaH seen opposite tbe window where we dined. I recognitad at once tba alonehing figure and the level lineof eyebrows he then at tempted to bide beoeetb the rim of his tloueh hat. “ ‘There wu no jight in the bsth- room, or anywhere about the apartment, but I bad DO difficulty in tracing everv Hue ofbis face, nor in eetiog you sound asleep in your bed. My mind at once became filled with the ooe idea that you ^were in danger. In my sleep I called out to you u> lock tbe bathroom-door, nad warned you that I could not get the elouctaing figure wa had uea on the edgeof the walk out of my mind I Iconld not make you hear. In my alarm I even K ve the private signal we oie at the nk. I actually awoke to find myself 'eouodiog It on tlie head of my bed. aod repeating over and orer again the words I have told you of spoakiog. “ ‘I laughed at myself for a aiiparaU- (Tous!Am, and went to sleep again. Only* to renew the expeiiencea detcribed—to lee the ilouching figure in tbe bathroom, and to repeat my cries of warniug aod the private aignal. I awoke again, to find myself atauding by my open window (1 mutt have raised it in my ileep, for I doted it on retiring), sounding the pri- vato signal on the tub asd reputing the warning words. How long 1 ahould have remained there I cannot aay. My blows on tbe sub must have loosened tbe catch, for tbe window fell with a eruh. In a moment 1 heard tbe City Hall clock strike one. “ ‘1 wu now thoroughly awake, but 1 could not drive from my mind the im- preutona created bymyaingulardreame. I'erbape I should bavegone to bed again only for the fact that tbe figure my dream bad shown me in your apartment wu tbe ume I had warned you agaiuit on parting with you for tbe night. I re solved to dress myulf and seek you i* your rooms. “I wu aabamed to come to ^our door opeuty at that time of night, with no ex cuse to offer for my preMuce uve such a one ai any old woman would have laughed at, so I crept upstairs like,espy and listened, luw tbeflub of the nrx- laotero at tbe threshold. I beard enough > satisfy me that something wu wrong, o 1 went for tbe police. ’ ’’—Frartk Lm SELECT S1FTINH8. Martin Luther's foUowon mceivaa tha name Protestaata ia 18M. Silkworms ware brought from Europe u early u the sixth centure. It isutlmated that over ^.OOOallJga- tors are killed annuidly for tkeir skin*. It ia now told of the Duke ef Norfolk that be would cet at one time food enough for five persooe. A barrel of keroaena oil buried ten feet underground will oontaminaU every well within a quarter of a mile, aad tbe oil will be apparent to the taste. Tbe nearest approach to tbe north polo, made by Lieutenant Loakwood on May 18, 1889, wu 8M milre, or a dis tance BO greater than from Albany to WuhingtOD. A man in Ontario can repeat Mrfectly 196 chapters of the Bible, fifty-eight paaimt and every coileet, i^lttfe and gospel in the ecclesiastical yur. aeoord- ug to the English Church myer-Book. There are 178 apecimena of blind erea- tnrea known to teknee, inoiudiag crav- fish, myriapods, etc. They are mostly white, whetbar from lack of itlmnlus of tbe light, or from blncbing ont of the skin. Some spccini have small ayes and some bats none. The theatre with its tragedies and comedire. tbe circus and tbe amphithea ter Bupplied tbe Romans with their chief E ublic amnvemeots. At the circus they etted OB thfir favorite horaaa or ebar- iot«arB,aod at the amphithfatre they rev elled in the bloody combats of gladi ators, the molt bratal of all the Homan puUmea. The old Slate House it an ancient edi fice in Boston, originally oted for tba seaiona of the colonial legiriatun-. It, wu built in 1748- In 1770 occurred the affair between the British guard fta- lioned in tbit building aad the citizens, which ia known u the “Rotton Mas- tacre.” The building it now used for buslneM purposes. In California, writes a eorreapoDden^ evvry collection of ainimaia of any sort is callra a “band." A heard of cattle, a flock of a^ap, a party of lodiana—any- thing and'everythiog that walka—when seen in numbed is known as a bead, and it n regarded u a sure rign of be- Inga “tesderloot” touManyothartcrm. Cards are anppotod to be of Aslatk origio. The mut aodent form of cards are still used in tbe French game of tarots, a name derived from the Arabic. Tbe game originsUy had raligiona, necromantic and scienlifio aMOcistions. The first game of cards of which we have historical record wuoallM landsknecht. It wu ■DiaTod in GenffnnT ia liU. NoIhlBf sesanetiflM a name. Kethlag ao wlna a Ufa from blnuA 8o eoTBw It from wrath and abama, Aadcwithabnrial bad. Oh Daath, MaRsvaletor! Our dasQMt paulrna navar move, TtU thoa hast bid tbam waka, Wa knew neS haM bow imeh wa lava Tin aU bakw asd an above, la ahroadad for our salM. Oh Dretb, tbe grant ftaeaoiaksrt If aomlty bare coma batware, Thare'a BSMlht like duthtebsalil Aad if wa lore, ob pricalam pais, Ob bittar-aweet, whas lore la va^ Tbara'i nauihtllka dutb to seal 11 —OMfipeaecr porthbt jMpen laft ea yoar daak, and reeau .AM wUlMtbaharatod. Wo wMt reerew, asd not baress IHa Do was nsdsretaad r 'In a short time I waa atthooatar dssr «r »y ritUsg-Nom dreread ioc tha jotmv Anvit to M iMtoh ia aU wy “ffoodlte." Woodita is a name suggested lor a ew compound of caoutchouc invented in England. TbU novel material pos- seeses all ihe elsiticity of india ruboer, with tbe additional advantage of being uninllamniable and nninjurable by ult water. It does not suffer deierioration if exposed to the weather and cannot pot- ribly beul on fire. Tba moat prominent uu for woodito la u a covering f«r men- of-war aod torpedo boats.* It bu the quality of allowing a projectile to pau through it without Ufilcting i^n it moro than a small puncture. The ma terial around tha hole givea way to per mit the paasage of a abot, and immedi- atoly retunu to Its old poalitoo, doting the hole to completely that there remaioa nothing but a spot on ailbcr aurface, into which a iesa pencil can be pushed with difficulty, but which la impervloua to water. At Dartford, i» Ihe conrea of aome ax> perimeoU, three aix-pouod solid abots two and ena-half inebea in diameter were fired at right uglu at a target formed of thirty-ux eight inch tnbuof wnodlte, mmoted on n two nod one-eighth inch wrought iron plate. All passed com- platafy through, pnachlng ^eces out of tba bMk pla^ but tbe woodita aufferad so iittia injury that oloae Bcrntiny wu required to find tba marks of tha abota, which are eulj ooe-quarter inch to tbrea- aighu inch In diamstar asd are perfectly closed. Tba malarial may ba applied u a lining for pnrtitieu in veaaaU and many otbar porpotsa.—Jf*» T0ri MaH mni JksrsM. Tbera are $8,610 doetofs in Great Britain, er om for avary 1,U0 tnhabi- iuta. Ia Francs tbs proportion ia om orl,400; in Aostria, Oormaay, and Nor way, OM for ovary 1,800; in tbo United StntOB. uso for ovary $00. wbllo U Rw- aU tbuf ip Miy OM for $.$•$. How to Retain Health. It IS impouible to lay down any rules tor health which may be followed safely by all persons. Health depeads largely upon toe diet. Some people can not eat aewly baked bread; others cao not eat it when it la aisle. Much fresh meat, with some conslitutiona, induces fullneu of tbe head and a feverish state of Ihe ajstem, because it makes blood too fut. It should, therefore, be discarded and a little wit meat or fish, if the appetite craves it, with fresh fruit and vegetablw, will be found, probably, to be juit what tbe ayiitem requires, la truth, with health u in many other thinn, ea^ per son must be a law unto himMlf. In acute or intricate cure physicians are neceswry, but in many minor matters they can not decide. It is true that what is “one man's meat may be another maa't poison," and a little poisoning now end tben seems indispensable to teach us our individual physical u well u meotal idioiyncradei. Experience thus gained, if not carried to such an excess u to prove too severe a seboolmuter, will be of more value ttarougfa life than all the doctors in Cbristenaom—with all respect be it spoken—besidesuvingmaDyaloog bill at the drugstore. Children shoulu be taught at sn early period of life lo avoid tbe use of condimenti. Their food should be plentiful but i^mple. MauT a mother will give her very young ebiidren rich food— pastry, cake, and sauces, and condiments of ^e moat in digestible or fiery kind—aad tell you her children are healthy, and aotblsg hurts them. Perhaps tbe injury is not appar ent at firat, but it will not be long before headaches, indlgMtioD of the moataa- rioua charwter, dyapepaia, fixed for life, ditprovei the truth of her opinlou.— i/siTi Jevrnal HraflA, Aneraoon Teas in Waihlngten. One is conita'.tly reading that tha af- lernooa tea ia going out of stylo and no looger en oys the favor of high society, but in Waanmgton it rages lino an epi demic this year. For people with small bouses and large vivitug lista it ia tbe only practicablewayofeotertaioiag. and hare where men are acaree aad partica- lar'.y hard tn coAx up to evening enter- lainmcata, tbe afteraoon tea ia a boon for Ihe women who likwto go Md to ba in crowds. There were tlx teas oa oas afternoOD lately, and tbe comhinalioo drew out every one, aod made the eom- iog and going particularly brisk at eau'b house. Ilia doctors are entering preieste against lha afternoon tta and it will soon te posted aa om of the “dead ly ' things that peopls dilight in aod keep on ooiag. women wHh nsuralgiM tendandea, aod tbe loagUaiof thoaa with thronta that go oil in asthma, breaehitii aad hoaneoeas are warned agaiaat the overbentod, gas lighted roomt, where the air U naver freib. They are more particularly warned agaloat tha eurreoti ot air that are always sweeping through Ihe room*, ef suylng in tbe hot tooBi with heavy wraps on, and against tba danger of going suddenly out into the ooldnir. TIm nredlcnl men's warn- lag gives the ten a anfea of danger sod prnbibltion that maxes U aolia exoitiag aod movaa it up iate toe rwlme ol ITaili'nftsii Xstfsr. HUMOR OP THE DAT. Maud S. has a stride of fifteen feet. That of a man dodging his billa is thir^. — QooiaiSt It is strange, but true, that a woman with a new bonnet always enrriaa her parasol closed.—Jlfrw Harm JRnss. It is bad enough to break party tiaa, bnt it isn't half so embarrasalag as to have them work aroud under yonr ear. —Burlington Prm. The rocken on a chair sever stick out half so far behind at any ether time ae when a man it prowling nroiwd in tha dark barefooted.—DaMVsUs Btooh. Jailor—“Uelloa, fellowi Pve seen you here three or fonr times. ” Prisoner —“Well, what of thall I've aeen you here just as ottnn."—Harp«r't Btmr. ‘‘Whendoeaa man weigh mostf’is lha heading of an article in a health jour nal. That la an 'easy one. He w^ha most whan he stepe on a fellow^ cerna. —S^ingt. Franoe makes about yK>,000 quarts of champagne every year. Ooe mOlion quarts are shipped to England aod the other 8,000,006 come to this oouatry. That’s what makea champano dear.— PhiUuUfhut OalL Did you svardo SIMM work, flrt At wMeb yoo did pot shirk, vlrl And jnat do it to tbs IstUr, Bat soma otbar fellow cams in view, AndcrevslT told toyoo. That ht could do it ten tlmaa battorl —Geedoirs Sun. Borne ooe asks if the early man waa a savage. We can't say very mgeh for the early man, but the man who oomea puf fing into the station ten mlputee uter tbe train haa left generally bm the ap- peartnceof one.—Stolavnan. AHarvard.profetsor hna made the enh cutatibnYhat If men were really as ngaa they sometimaa feel, there would be room in tbe Unhwj Btatee fdr only two profeesort. three uwyera, two docton, and a reporter on a Philadelphia paper, ‘ne reft of ue would be crowded into tbe cea and have to swim for it Dotnll Proo Prtn. loafing A DUry- «-1b Jan. in dlarim wn wnto: la Fab. tto reaa we eOM dtoa; la MaTOb tto tator «e«a Wlna; InAarO-tora and tore n Boa. E Mwtto ttok li gtvaa e’er Aodtfarfea aredMmto a here; M ee twin ba, enob New Ttorh van lira dad new dlnrto hs^: BtotosoeuMtoyTUmretotrdny. Severed Plngen. We have spoken of skin-grafting—the E roceaa by which bita of ikia from ealthy parts of ihe body, nr from the body of aome self-saerlficiog friend, are trantlemd to an ugly ulcer, or aa ex tensive and deep burn, and which, be coming centres of heallby growth, pro mote tbe healing, otherwiee doubtfuL We have also spoken of ipnnge-graftiog. in which pieces of eponge ere introduced into gaping wounds, and with the blood- clot that flTb tbe interstices, are repldty organized into flesh with all its proper nerves aod vessels. Mom lately it baa been found that bone-grafting li a poaaibility tpr bealiog and rcatorstiOD of destroyeil bon^ bita being used somewhat aa bits ef skin are used in aklD-grafting. In the first in stance, the physician was able to employ bone from tbe severed leg of a child; snb^nently he used with equal tuoceas bits from a kid killed for the purpose. Tbia method will need further testing. But It haa long been known that where a portioa of a bone—it may te a large portion—has been tost, the ietermediate space will fill up with new bone, aad fully reunite tbe severed parts, provided the limb iq kept fully extended. For this, however, it is neeaaaary that tha thin.msmbrase which coven tbe bOM (pertoeteum) abould have remained eonad. In the Boaton Moiieal md Surfieql Journal, a few montha ago. Dr. Seutor, of Woreeater, told of a who brought to him a aevared port of bis little finger, wrapped up in hii bandker- chitf. ne doctor adjoited the piece— it waa three quarters of aa inch ia length—and, much to hia aurpriee, tbe parts grew together, and tha eirenlation was tenewtd. More recently a surgeon of Bordett, New York, boa given a still atera signal cate. He was called lo a bm. thiea of whose fingers bad te.'n cut on by aa axA It waa three or four hoars before be ranched tbe tey. The fingers were ent clew off from ^s middle joint of the first finger to tbe root of the nail of the lUrd. WbQe dreaeing them, tha graadmotbar. brought in tbe fingers, wmeh aha bad just foond in the etww. Agnlnst Us own convktioaa, be con- sentM te try to save tbam. Ba ooe- ceedod, and aavsd all except abont eaa- half the joint of tba first Anger, in ^deh the blood failed to eimlate. Tbe bey regained the free aso ef the arrered flo- gets.—Feutl's Geeijreass*.

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