Every once in a while the African mind will evolve an expression that has a wealth of grotesqne poesy in it. An elderly man who ia employed about one of the public buildings in this city was heard to remark: " I dunno what Fse gwine ter do foi close f oh all ob my f amily T' "Have yon a large f amily, únele-?" said one of the clerks in a qnv.iAai tone. " Deed I is- eeben chillan." " Are tbey all the same color as yoa7" "No, sah; dey varíes, rangin' all át way f um dusk termidnight. '