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937 Pennsylvania Avenue, Near TentiV Street
pianos jhod onaisrs
For Sale at Reasonable
Jamug. Eipdicas rad Moving promptly attended to. Cornete, Violia Flutes
Guitars, and everything in the musio line for
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LONDON MISFIT STORE,
912 F STREET, OPPOSITE MSOKIC TEMPLE.
HAS THSS DAY RECEIVED
: i. -hiding M ns, Boy's, Youths' and Children's, direct from Headquarters
u York city. These goods must be sold, regardless of cost or value. Our
jii'cs for .Men's Overcoats are as follows:
.1 ust think of this bargain Splendid Men's Diagonal overcoats, $5.50.
Look at this bargain Elegant Chinchillas, Blue and Black, $5.50.
Better Bargains Blue, Black and Grey Meltons at $6.50.
Mill greater among them are 100 at $8.40, without a doubt would be cheap
We also call your special attention to our great variety of Ulsters andTJlster
ettes, which we name at the low price of $3.
500 Children's Overcoats at $1.62.
300 Children's Ulsters at $2.87.
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"mkrs both ends meat.
v lazy policeman, like a good pieca
,f h. is known by his nap.
y n few men are so stingy that they
'! not share a kiss with a pretty
onfertioners are the only class of
J-fn who charge pretty girls for
wl an English peer, amid the Pyra--'ls-
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The (1g lias queer taste in matters
rf dres. Ho wears iis pants in his
P-itent medicine advertisement
of "humor in the stomach.''
-s Silicates a removal of the jocular
!r J I mUn should Part "wi6h his own
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Prices, on Easy Term
FOR FEMININE SEADEES.
Female IJoctors in India.
The plan for employing female doctors
in India, one of the few thoroughly sen
sible plans recently started by pliilanthro
pists, seems likely to be a success. A sum
of 4, 000 has been raised in Bombay to
guarantee salaries for two or three years
to English ladies, and 20,000 ta start a
native hospital for women ; wliile in Mad
ras, four ladies have been admitted to
practice by the local medical college.
One of these is that remarkable woman,
Mrs. Scharlieb, who went to England to
perfect her medical education, and dis
tanced all competitors at the London uni
versity. Lastly, Mr. Rivers Thompson,
Lieutenant-Governor of Bengal, in a
minute full of clear sense and sympathy
for native sullerinff. has over-ridden the
opposition of the council of the medical
college, ana oraerea me aamission oi le
male students, if qualified by general ed
ucation. The number of entrances is cer
tain to be large and in a few years each
of the three presidencies will have a staff
of female doctors thoroughly familiar
with the language and inuicd to the cli
mate. They will reduce the sura of human
misery far more than a dozen orders ad
mitting ladies with an English veneer on
them to positions for which they are hope
The appropriate arrangements of the
hair is a most important consideration.
The majority blindly follow a prevailing
fashion regardless of artistic principles.
There are but tuo present styles for the
back hair; that cf the French fashion of
a twist-crown to the top of the head, and
the low knot at the hack. This must bo
managed according to one's own style,
but the front hair that adds to or
detracts from the expression and general
style yields a variety of devices in all
fashionable shades of hair applicable to
nil faces and all complexions. The very
latest and most important invention in
perfect naturalness is the " La Grande,"
winch is made on a patent spring divided
in the middle gracefully, falling apart
and showing the natural parting. This
is in either loose waves or curls in gray,
white, or all other shades of hair. The
new "Baby" bang is a wave of light
fluffy little curls about the brow with the
addition of a long straight switch be
hind. This is seen in fashionable colors
of hair, and notwithstanding its name, is
also anadc of grav and of white hair.
The "Double Coquette" is light and
loose in rings on top. The almost invis
ible web is woven of natural hair.
The "Lanstry," the "Patti" and
other waves of last year are still worn by
those for whom they seem especially
adapted as regards expression. The
revival of clusters of short, thick curls at
the back of the head is talked of as a
possibility in something of the Madame
Kecamicr style, or simply worn in a
cluster of two or three curls on one side
of the Grecian twist or long looped hair.
Koic Twlc Tribune.
Yery deep wine color is a fashionable
Spanish lace scarfs are only worn now
in the house.
Habit skirts are fashionable to wear
The best fitting jerseys are those with
a seam down the back.
Side-plaited skirts, from the waist
down, are very fashionable.
The coat sleeve remains popular. It is
still set high on the shoulder, and fits
the arm closely.
Queer Habits of a PcckII&t Bird-How th
Ostrich is Hunted.
A letter to the Kew York Times de
scribes the ostrich farm at Anaheim,
CaL Dr. Sketchley, owner of the
farm, oa which there are twenty-one
birds, said to the writer:
"They lay eggs every other day.
Age does not affect them. Ihaveseen
a pair of birds which were 82 years old
and they were just as valuable for
breeding and feather raising as ever.
Were they decrepit? You could not
tell the difference in any way between
them and very much younger birds. I
have known birds 30 years old, a pair,
valued at 1000. You can see the
chances here. If the birds are in
proper condition I expect that we
shall have 600 chickens in a year.
The difficulty in ostrich farming is in
raising the chickens. They catch cold.
But when they are over a month old
they are all right. Ostriches have no
disease that I know of, and I have had
eight years experience with them.
When a chicken is 6 months old the
value of its feathers is about $10;
when it is 14 months old the value is
between 20 and $30, and when the
bird is between 3 and 4 years old the
value is about 250 annually. Sixteen
years .ago the business of ostrich farm
ing was begun; now 40,000,000 are
invested in it"
An ostrich is apparently about the
most ill-tempered bird in existence.
They never acquire a fondness for any
one. They have no particular prefer
ence ordinarily as to mating. They
are always on the lookout to kick some
one, and if the kick has the intended
effect it is pretty sure to be fatal. The
blow is aimed forward, and is accu
rate. For this reason the person who
pulls the stocking over the ostrich's
head at the time when the feathers are
to be cut must be wary and experi
enced. As Dr. Sketchley walked along
by the corrals, of which there are
about a baker's dozen, the ostriches,
with a few exceptions, followed along
with an evident desire to get a kick at
him. A Chinaman carrying a scythe
along by one of the cDrrals was at once
an object of provocation to the ostrich
es in that corral and of fear to Dr.
Sketchley. The latter tried to make
the Chinaman understand that there
was danger to the precious birds from
tho scythe should they kick through.
The birds, when they found that the
Chinaman was out of their reach, lay
down in the dust of tho corral and.
r rocking violently from side to side,
beat their bodies with their heads with
all their available force, which from
the sound seemed to be considerable.
It was such a sound as might come
from a mufiled drum. Having in
dulged in this outburst for awhile.they
stalked about with that peculiar gait,
which seemed to be their property in
common only with the camel or drom
edary; then they again lay in the dust
and repeated the drumming opera
tion. Dr. Sketchley succeeded in catch
ing one by the neck, but did not hold
it. He also put his hand into the
mouth of one to show that it had no
strength in its jaws. Their diet is
mainly alfalfa and barley, with cab
bage, turnips, and potatoes thrown in
as a sort of ostrich dessert. The diet
would alone indicate the lack of
strength in the jaws. Before they
reach that culmination of anger which
results in the prostration and drum
ming, they emit a loud hiss like a
goose, opening the mouth to such an
extent as to look like a letter Y lying
on one side and stretched very wide
opart The danger is all from the one
toed feet, writh the obviously prodigious
muscle of leg and thigh to propel
A striking difference exists between
the corraled and farmed ostriches and
those running over the African deserts,
inasmuch as the latter never fight.
Dr. Sketchley hunted for nine months
in the desert. The birds have to be
hunted scientifically. Certain facts
are known, one being that the birds
will always run in a semicircle. First
they will run with the wind, that they
may use their wings to help them.
After they get what the sailors call "a
head wind," they go around the other
way. They must be run down. One
horse cannot "wind" them. The great
trouble is to'keep them in sight. They
will run 40 miles on a stretch. If they
ever get a breathing spell they will
get away. Tne hunter starts out with
a fresh horse. A Bushman boy rides
another and leads one. As soon as it
is seen which way the bird will run,
the boy takes his cue and drives to
where he thinks the hunter will need
the fresh horse. In the meantime the
ostrich singled out for the chase and
the hunter are speeding along like the
wind, the laiter straining every nerve
to keep in sight of the bird and the
bird making its most prodigious strides
for freedom. A great deal now de
pends on the Bushman boy's judgment,
in having the fresh horse at the right
place, that no time may be wasted. It
is seldom that the boy makes a mis
take. The hunter leaps on the fresh
horse and gains on the bird, which,
growing tired, goes more and more
awkwardly. The hunter has only,
when he catches it, to rap it on the
head with his hunting whip and the
chase is over. There are really only
two kinds of ostriches the Xorth Afri
can and South African birds. The
males are black and tho females drab.
All are of one color, drab, until after
they are two years old.
One of the most singular features is
the location of the ostrich's stomach.
He carries it on his back between his
shoulders, and tho food can be seen
winding around an.do of his neck to
get at this out-of-thewTay receptacle.
Although there is a great deal of
chafing against the corrals in case of
fright, the plumage, for which alone
the birds are of value, does not seem
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to suffer much. All, of the flock ap-
pear to ue in line leather. Tlio plum
age is soft, silky, clean, and glossy as
it grows, and is all ready for market
Speaking of the relative value of the
birds, Dr. Sketchley said that, while
one might yield more feathers or prove
a better breeder, he averaged them.
The valuo is determined mainly by
breeding qualities. The ostrich is con
sidered a chicken until it is 12 months
old, a feather bird only until about 3
years old, and at 4 years it should
breed. The most valuable breeding
birds are called "guarantee birds,"
from the discovery that their eggs will
hatch. The average life is supposed
to be about 100 years among long-lived
birds. These birds are now between 8
and 9 years old. Should they live and
the experiment prove successful,
Southern California may yet contain
thousands of ostriches.
How One Novel was Written.
Wilkie Collins writes most of his
novels with his own hand, but now
and then rheumatic gout gives him
such a pain that he cannot hold a pen,
and then he employs an amanuensis.
Tho greater part of "The Moonstone"
was dictated, and Mr. Collins says it
is the only one of his works which he
has never read. Tho recollection of
the agony he suffered while dictating
it deters him. "For a Ions time,
while that book was writing," he says,
1 had the utmost difficulty in getting
an amanuensis who would go on with
his work without interruntins himself
to sympathize with me. I am much
like a beast in many wavs if I am in
pain, I must howl ; and, as I lay in the
bed in the corner yonder, I would of-
ten break forth in a yell of
Then my amanuensis would urge me
to compose mvself and not to write '
any more. Between the paragraphs
I would go along nicely enough, hav-
ing in my mind just what I wanted to
say, and these interruptions would
drive mad. Finally a young girl, not
more than seventeen, offered to help !
me, and I consented that she should,
in case she was sure she could let me
howl and cry out in my pain while she J
kept her place at tho table. She did !
it, too, and "The
came to an end.
But I never
A 3Ian Superior to his Fate.
A man who had by dint of sheer
courage and energy overcome almost
insuperable difficulties, and showed
that life, even when it seems almost a
curse, may be well worth living, died
last week at Arare, in the canton of
Geneva. Jean Trottet, the man in
question, was born in 1831, without
hands and without feet. His short
arms wero pointed, and his legs such
as thev were, not beinjr available for
progression, he was able to move only
by twisting his body from side to side.
His case greatly interested the sur-
geons of the neighborhood, and local i
Barnums made the parents, well to-do '
peasants, many tempting offers to turn i
their child's misfortune to account by
exhibiting him about the country. But
these offers were invariably declined,
and when Jean was old enough he
was sent to school.
In writing he held his pen at the
bend in the elbow, and as he grew old
er he took great interest in husband
ry, became an active haymaker, used
the reins with dexterity, and was so
good a shot that he often carried off
first prize at the village tirs. He en
joyed, too, some reputation for sagaci
ty, was consulted by his neighbors on
matters of importance, and has left
behind him a widow and four child
ren amply providedfon
She NcTer Did. '
T can't carry this bundle," said a j
wife to her hnsband
"I can't," the husband replied, "for
I have to carry the two children."
"But you ought to have some con
sideration for me," the wife continued.
You must think I'm a wagon."
, "Oh, no, my dear. I don't think you
are a wagon. A wagon holds its
tongue, but you never dorArkansas
A DETECTITE'S DISCOTEBY.
Hew Mr. Foppormnn tirew Saplfoi
Over a Mysterious Bar.
"Where did these burs come from?"
and Mrs. Popperman pulled three real
old-fashioned burs from her husband's
coat as he lay on tho lounge the other
ifcTow, it would have been very easy
for Mr. Popperman to have told where
the burs came from, but he thought it
would be a good joke to mystify his
wife, so he pretended to be surprised.
"I I don't know."
"Have you bean into the country
"Well, it's very singular how a busi
ness man can get burs on his clothes in
"Well, I'll tell you. The health offi
cers have planted burdock bushes on
"Rrrulnmr 4 r w,. i.. 4-1,- : r.,,1 i-n
I --"iv""-i; l"- UUiXLV liUO till (lUU Ul O-
yenfc the horgeg frora h the
against these bushes."
"Oh!" Mrs. Popperman eyed her
husband suspiciously, but said nothing
The next morninjr two more burs
were picked from his pants.
"Xow, I want to know what this
means. I went to New York yester
day on purpose to see if there wero
bushe3 on Broadway. There wasn't'
one. Xow 1 want an explanation."
"Well, I'll tell you, my dear. These
are burs. They are the fruit of a re
markable trooical plant which is now
on exhibition at the Fiftli Avenue
hotel, This plant is twenty feet high.
Occasionally I go into the hotel, and,
while standing under the leaves of this
plant, the fruit, which resembles burs,
drops on my clothes."
"What is the name of this singular
"The botanical name is Lumty turn
After Mr. Popperman had departed
the next day his wife sought a detcct
tive. "My husband comes home every
night with burs on his clothes. 2srow
I want you to follow him and find out
where he goes."
The detective undertook to solve
the mystery. No burs on Mr. Popper-
j mim's clothes tliat nigut nor the next.
The third niSnfc he returned with the
, 1,sual complement The next day the
! recuve caneu upon Mrs. i-opperman
"I have discovered alL I followed
your husband two days. He attended
! strictly to his business. The third day
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UB 1B" 1U3 OIUce auout Ci0CK anQ
went into tne country? '
"No, ma'am. He came to Brooklyn
and rode to the vacant lot which he
! has 3usfc purchased on Schermerhorn
! street- mile superintending the
erection of a fence around the lot he
I often came in contact with the burdock
bushes' and there is where he Sets th&
"Oh, I am so glad. You have done
your work well. Good day, sir."
That evening when Mr. Popporman
returned his wife threw her arms
around his neck and said: "My dear,
I'm so glad to know that you are not a
"What do you mean?"
"Well, about those burs, you know.
I put a detective on your track and he
told me that you got the burs in that
lot on Schermerhorn street, and that
you are innocent"
"Ha! ha! So you put a detective on
my track, did you ?"
"Good joke;" and Mr. Popperman
laid back in his chair and fairly roared
"Yes, dear, and here's the detective's
bill, which you have got to pay."
"To shadowing Mr. Popperman for
three dayt, at 9 per day, $27."
The laughter subsided, and for an
hour it was so quiet that you could
have heard a bur drop.
Increase of Salmon.
There have been fears expressed
that the enormous consumption of sal
mon in this country will cause a scarci
ty of that delicious food fish. But
these fears are groundless. At Asto
ria, Oregon, all the offal of the salmon
used for canning is thrown into the
sea at tne suore, me canneries oeing
! so situated that the Pacific ocean at
j the mouth of the Columbia river re
I ceive3 all this refuse. According to
! the Portland Oregonian this seeming
i wastefulness is a meaai3 of constant
i reproduction of the salmon. The first
operation in the canneries, tho writer
says, is to relieve the fish of their en
trails, fins, heads, and spawn, and these
are in almost, every instance dropped
into the river. Much of the spawn is,
of course, eaten by fish or destroyed,
but a goodly share finds lodgment in
the bottom, where it hatches. It is a
well-known fact that the water about
the canneries fairly swarms with
young fish during the summer and
1 Precious Pair.
BInnle Pippin is a yellow-haired girL
tall and wiry, about nineteen years
old, and weighs about 115 pounds. She
runs in the woods with Fayette, and
they live there together more like In
dians than white people. As soon as
Fayette gets hold of any plun
der, Simile comes to town and sells it
for him, and buys coffee, cartridges
and such things as he needs, and goes
back into tho woods, and they start
out on another expedition. Once they
commit a robbery, they start off as fast
as they can through the woods, sleep
ing in the day and travelling in the
night, until they get into another coun
try or across the Kentucky line, but al
ways manage to get a good way from
the robbery before people commence
to hunt for them. Anderson's plan i3
to meet a man travelling along the
road, find out what he can about him
by talking friendiy-like, and if he
thinks the stranger is worth robbing,
he will take a short cut through the
woods, and bo waiting in the bushes
when the stranger passes along the
road. "Halt and throw up your hands,"
is the first thing that the wayfarer
hears, and before he has time to collect
his thoughts, Anderson has a pistol
muzzle up against his temple, and is
going through him with his left hand.
Will Fayette Anderson fight?
Well, 1 just believe he is one of the
gamest men in the world. Deputy
sheriff Bailey McCIellan, of Putnam
county, shot him about a year ago .and
broke his arm badly. What do you
think Anderson did? Well, he and
the girl went to a a spring in the woods,
and she kept bathing his arm with
cold water, washing it and keeping the
wound clean, and the bone knitted up.
His arm has recovered so well that he
is able to handle a six-shooter with as
much ease as most any of them ; least
wise he has never been captured yet,
and there have been plenty of people
after him, and game ones too. But
Sinnie, his girl, makes it hard to cap
ture him, because she lays around the
towns in Putnam, Smith and Overton
c ounties, and gets all the news and
carries it to him. This keeps him post
ed and puts him on his guard.
Why don't wc capture Sinnie Pippin,
you ask ? Well, we have had her in
jail, but being a woman, we couldn't
get anything against her, so we had to
turn her out on the range again, and
this precious pair keep robbing and
running by night, and sleeping in the
woods and mountains by day, and
there is no way of doing anything to
stop them so far, but thoir time will
come just like all the rest Nashville
Time is Money.
There lives in Pawtucket a man
whose whole existence seems to be con
ducted similar to a piece of machinery.
His movements and transactions are
always "on time;" in fact, his great
hobby is time. "Be on time and save
time" is his motto. At the same hour
every morning he gets out of bed. A
few seconds later his right boot is on
and then his left, breakfast is finished
in a separate time, and he is seen at his
place of business just at the stroke of
7. He is constantly enlarging on the
immense quantity of time that 13
wasted and thrown away by every
man and woman every hour. He illus
trated his hobby the other day in a
rather amusing and indisputable man
ner. A friend presented him with a
very fine-looking cat. Calling the
next day, he found the cat without
any tail, the tail being cut off as close
to the body as could be without cut
ting the tail off behind the cat's ears.
When asked why he had done this, he
remarked: "I have to let this cat in
and out of this store a good many
times a day. Now, if that cat had a
long tail, don't you see I would have
to lose so much time waiting for the
tail to go out and in, whereas now I
have only to wait for the cat. A tail
is of no earthly U3e to a cat, and es
pecially to this cat, so you will see I
have the cat just the same, and only
the time in letting the cat in and out,
thus saving all that time that would
be lost in letting the tail in and out"
A Permanent Boarder.
Mr. Jales was talking to his oldest
daughter about a visitor who wa3 at
"How long will he remain?" the
young lady asked.
"I guess he will stay here all the
"Good heavens, we don't want him."
"But he told me he was going to
"Did he positively say so?"
"Well, not exactly, but he said he'd
remain until your mother got into a
good humor, and if he really means
what he says I guess we might as well
prepare for a permanent boarder. At
least, daughter, that has been my ex
perience for the 35 years I've been remaining."
The 3Ia3lc of Ills Chin.
I'm quite a miwic-lovinir man,
And wouM go far to hear
Some GurniJin, or an African, '.
Whose tonc3 are sweot and oloar..
But tavo inc fiom tho person -whoi
Will evermoro begin,
Determined ho will put ono throuhi
The music ol his chin.
I cannot sing the old songs,
Though I can get them cheap;
Their memory to the past belong?,
So let them idly sleep.
But worse than old songs is tha friondl
Who seek3 yonr timo to -win.
And -who, when started, will not end!
The musio of his cbin.
I've heard steam whistles, brazon gong?:,
And olls of every tone;
Pye heard the shouts ot maddenedthrongsji
And heard a jackass groan.
I've heard a iemalo lecturer snoor
On wicked men and sin;
These are as naught, for now I hear
Tho music of his chin.
Eugene Field, in Chicago JVews;,
The dentists take the stump duririg
a political campaign.
Our babies With all their faults,
we love them still; not noisy.
Has it ever occurred that a milk
pitcher is generally a good flycatcher?
A little book just published is en
titled "How to Talk." A copy should'
be placed in the hands of every barber
in the land.
The rain falls alike upon the just
and the unjust; but it is the unjust
who steal the umbrellas and let the; .
just feel the rain.
Speaking of visiting, does it ever,
occur to you that the telephone girl)
answers more "calls" in one day thant
other ladies do in a month ?
It is the sagacious remark of a keen
observer of tourists, and ho offers it to
the travelling public, that you can
generally tell a newly-married coupl?
at the dinner-table by the indignation
of the husband when a fly alights on
he wife's butter.
If you are particularly anxious to
abuse a man; don't call him a fool, he
might be annoyed; don't call him a
rascal, he might knock you down;
quietly remark, with a heavenly smile,
"Sir, you present a fine large margin
"It is passing strange,' mused the
philosopher, "that so many people
have died during the last decade, and
yet so few of them have come back."
Then his wife hit him over the ear
with a hassock, and told him to go
down to the grjeery and get some red
herrings for breakfast.
M. Wiggles worth's madame: "It is
something I can't understand," said
Mrs. Wigglesworth, laying down the
paper, "why every Frenchman's first
name begins with an M. Here's M.
Ferry and M. Wilson and M. Grevy
and a dozen more. Must bother the
Postmaster terribly."-2?oc&Za7id Courier-Gazette.
Clothing and Bodily Heat.
The thinnest veil is a vestment in
the sense that it moderates the loss of
of heat which radiation causes the
naked body to experience. In the
same way a clouded sky protects the
earth against too great cooling in
spring nights. In covering ourselves
with multiple envelopes of which we
augment the protecting thickness ac
cording to the rigor of the seasons, we
retard the radiation from the body by
causing it to pas3 through a series of
stages, or by providing relays. The
linen, the ordinary dress and the cloak
constitute for us so many artificial epi
dermises. The heat that leaves the
skin goes to warm these superposed
envelopes; it passes through them the
more slowly in proportion as they are
poorer conductors; reaching the sur
face, it escapes, but without making
us feel the chills which direct contact
with the atmosphere occasions, for our
clothes catch the cold for us. The
hairs and the feathers of animals per
form the same function as toward their
skin, serving to remove the seat of
calorific exchange away from the body.
The protection we owe to our clothes
is made more effectual by their always
being wadded with a stratum of warm
air. Each one of us thus has his own
atmosphere, which goes with him
everywhere, and is renewed without
being cooled. The animal also finds
under its fur an additional protection
in the bed of air that fills the spaces
between the hairs; and it is on account
of the air they enclose that porous sub
stances, furs and feathers keep warm.
Experiments to determine tht. degree
of facility with which different sub
stances used for clothing allow heat to
escape were made by Count Rumford,
Senebier, Boeckmann, James StacGk
and M. Coulier. The results were not
in all cases consistent with each other,
mit they indicated that the property is
dependent on the texture of the sub
stance rather than on the kind of mate
rial, or as concerns non-luminous heat
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