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THE DODGE CITY TIMES.
fcl'&sCUl I11IIX : i 00 vr Tr, In Adf nrr. NICHOLAS B. KLAINE, - Editoo. LiailT OUT OF DAItKXESS. How swekt It was at davn to tloat Aduwn the iHv( r rivulet; Like IMen Imwer aNire my boat That w lid red rose clustering met. Krtim tenderdawn to fenent main Holt Iris colors ikiUM and jrlowtsl On roeX, and trw, nnd flower fetoon. Thioub uulch the widening riter flowed. rmmnmn toevehmtilcidornn. With nbnck and atrlfu of heat and cold: Cioud harlots dm-a by peetral forms Across the hisainr water rolled. And now, at last, 111 air Is free: The eyeless depth of heal en are dark, I n e ery idrte a horeles tea I M retched around tny t-batlered bark. No help have I f rum tar nr cbrt, Tnim leucon tlreoridinial lielt. And cold and Utter o'er my u art 1 he deadly atera rise and s elL liut lo! a lljrht on oecan't l"enre shines tremulous through rosy mlt. And Hocks with red the throbbing fturjre. And wurms the clo'uds to amethyst. Ala! t-o tempest-tossed was I, mi blinded by the rain ami itprar- Whlle lonir, liewlldered noun went by, And fog and darkness hid ray way. That If yonllirht Iks eeor morn. A br'Khlenttur or a waninjr -flow, A fltnileof life, the newly born. Or torch of death, I may not know; I!nt eertnward that liirht I (deer, WHh Mcadliet -rate and yearning soul, t'orlireord'ath. ibroiijrh faith or fear. My only huiK, my only poaL rViufer- Slaomine. How Women Supplement Nature's Head Coierintr. Few persons have any idea of t!ie amount of human hair and other hair imported yearly lo this country. If onc- liall ol the women Knewwiiat tncy were wearing in the shajie of head-pear they would be almost ready to fall into hys terics. A little light on this subject may be interesting to thousands of both sexes. Kalse hair is not so fashionable as it used to be a few years ago. when tons were imported to this country; nevertheless, at the present time an ex tensive business is being carried on throughout the United States. In Lon don it is computed that fully six tons of human hair are imported every year, and that the trade increases annually. In order to meet the demands of this and other countries, thero must be a regular harvest, which can be looked forward to at a particular season; and as thero are different markets for black and green tea, for brown or pale bran dy, so is there a market for light hair distinct from the market for dark hair. Light hair is almost exclusively a German product, and is collected by agents of linus and companies who visit certain parts of Germany and Switzer land. A few years ago light hair was the more valuable, and one particular golden tint was so much prized that the dealers only produced it for favor ite customers, and sold it at double its weight in silver. The rich and silky texture of this much treasured article hail its attraction for pools and artists, as well as traders. Tho immortal Shakespeare delighted in golden hair, lla-samo, describing Portia, speaks of her "Minny ".ocks," and in the Two Gentlemen of Verona Julia says of Syl via and herself, "Her hair is auburn; mine is jicrfect yellow." Mack hair is onlv mentioned two or threo times in all his plavs, showing that Shakespeare considered light hair to be tho attribute of soft and delicate women. With painters light brown hair is generally chosen for their subjects, as is cleaily demonstrated by a walk through any of our art galleries. It is admitted that the color of the hair of the English peo ple has deepened in tint within the pres ent ccnturv, and that this change is owing to tiie nioro fre)uent inter-marriage since the Napoleonic wars with nations nearer to the sunnr South. Whether light or dark, the hair pur- cnaeu uy me ueaier is so closely scru tinized that he ran discriminate between the German and French article by the smell alone. lllaek hair is mostly imported from ltrittanv and the south of France, whero it is collected once every year by the agents of I'arisian houses. " In various parts of the motley croud of a llrcton lair may be met several of these hair purchasers, who travel the country for the purpose of attending fairs and buy ing the tresses of the peasant girls. In fact, in many instances, the irirls take their hair to market as regularly as if they were selling some kind of pro- j vision. Iliese girls are sticarcu oi mcir !..?. titct tll-i. en. mnni clinfin one fitter , the other. They stand round in a ring OUI 1UI IllUZtlS'Ulll IIIIU lit,. ....j,.. ... tlieir nanus anil tneir long nair coiiioeu out and hanging down to their waists. By the side of the operator is a basket, into which every cutting is placed sep arately, tied up in a wisp. The girls or women of llrittany do not lose much of their personal adornment by having tlieir hair cut off. as they wear close caps, which entirely prevent any part of the chevelure from being seen. Tho jiortion of the crop most suitable for perukes is purchased bvaptrticular class of people, by whom it is cleaned, curled nnd prepared to a certain stage, and then disposed of to wig-makers for ten and twenty limes more than its original cost. It is then retailed at a big profit; for choice heads of hair, like choice old pictures or choice old china, have no limit to the price they occa sionally command. It is only some fifteen years since it was used to any extent in this country, but since that time it has developed itself to a large and almost incredible degree. A great deal of the hair that is now imported is not, however, human, much of it being "yak" hair, taken from Chinese cows and other animals. In Europe it has been in use for many years, and great attention is paid to its preparation for the different markets. A'. 1'. Hail. Serpent Worship a Sunival. Dit- These. F. S. A., F. R. G. S.. read before the British Association a paper "On the Retention of Ancient and Prehistoric Customs in the Pyre nees." He said he could now repeat more confidently the peculiar features which indicate bevond question that the customs of the Gallic population of the south of France agreed, so far as they might judge from their lithie monu ments, with those who came further north and settled in Britain. On the crests and sides of the mountains' on both sides of the Pyrenees, i. c in Spain and France, are found sepulchral arrangements of stones somewhat dif ferent to any distinctly recorded among our antiquities. These consist of a I number of circles adjoining each other ; in the center of each is a cist with an urn having burned bones, and the form I of the circle is that of a wavy or ser 1 pentine cross. Tho quaint old cus 1 toms of early Celtic life are kept up all along tho Pyrenees, but not in the towns, in the plains, or champagne j country. One of these, which he de ' scribed last year as still existing in , IJrittany, that of a wooden tally, in I lieu of a bill or account, on which the baker marked by notches the number ! of loaves he supplied, and which at- tracted the attention of the President of the section last year, was also exisi ' cut in the Pyrenees. He purchased a ' baker's bill at Pcrpignan a few months ago, and, though not so rustic as that of Brittany, it approached more to our old Exchequer tally, and to the Welsh stick of writing described in "Sardas." i as well as to some elaborate and really ( wonderful calendars, still to be seen in i the Chcctham Museum, at Manchester, than to the rustic tally of Brittany. I On crossing into Spain and prosecuting ' inquiries, he found the serpent or dragon emblem everywhere prom 1 inent, and even learned that i the Tarasquc, the ceremony of which is performed at Tarascon, in , Provence, was a well-known dragon , with the Spanish people. He was told I that, though used as a popular divcr i sicn at fetes, it had always a religious 1 meaning. At Luchon living serpents , arc consumed in the flames. The youths of the village had miniature cloven I pines which they burn. These they brandish while flaming, in serpentine ! cunes, and cry loudly, " hilla-hilla" ' pronounced "clla." But the Basque I , often stands for r, and if we used it here I we had the old classic cry of the Bac ' chanals, who with serpents in tlieir nanus rushed about wildly, crying "fcva, cva." Tho place where these cries are mostly practiced has most remarkable sculptures of serpents. After the burn ing of tho pine a rush is made by the more jwwerf ul, and the burning embers carried off in their hands, regardless of pain. Pieces are then distributed to every household, and kept religiously during the year, as was the custom with the ancient Britons. Mature Hints to Stammerers. I cojimexed operations by writing out a very large number of ordinary sentences, asthcy presented themselves. Having examined these sentences one by one, and knowing well where I should fail in uttering them as they stood. I sought to device some method by which those consonant initials might be got rid of, or. at all events, dimin ished. It struck me that if I could con trive by any artificial division of the words composing each sentence, to bring the consonants at the end of a division, instead of at the commence ment, a grand object would be thus achieved; for consonants at the end of a word present no special difficulty, the glottis having been already opened by the preceding vowel sound, the terminating consonant Hows out almost as a matter of course. It is as when we pour liquid from a full bottle. At first it runs intermittently, with a "gluk- f;luk," but when once enough ot tho iquid is out to admit the air freely the obstruction ceases. In a similar way the object of the stammerer is lo prevent the glottis lrom closing when once it is opened. To ascertain whether or not my idea was practicable, I wrote out in' the ordinary way one sentence at a time. I then rewrote this sentence, not divided into simple words, but making every initial consonant the final lettcrofthe preceding word. Having so divided the words composing the sen tence, I then read them over aloud many times, according to this artificial division, to try if they were pronounce able without any gross peculiarity. I practiced this method incessantly, both m reading and colloquial speaking; and, to mv astonishment, I discovered with in a few weeks that I was wielding an instrument which was almost invariably successful; and with this consciousness of increased power my confidence daily increased, so that I could frequently speak on without regard to any meth od. All who had known me up to this time were perfectly astonished, and anxiously inquired by what means so remarkable a change "had been ctlected; for mine, be it observed, was no mere occasional hesitation, but a most habit ual, unmistakable and invcterablc stam mering. Shortly after this change. I had numerous transactions, which in volved a larsrc amount of talking, with a gentleman occupying a somewhat superior position, and, being anxious to know whether tho working of my men tal machinery was at all observable to outsiders, I asked him whether ho had ever observed any peculiarity in my speaking. Ilis reply was: ""So; only that you speak very distinctly." Cham bers? Journal. treason more than anything else tha is, its seventy on those who defy it we do not wish to agitato Mr. Fever, as our ranks have already been visited by tho merciless monster, and to his ma jesty we say farewell. Savannah Scics. lleugne, or "Broken Bone Fcrer." Dexgue, or broken-bone fever, also known as "dandy fever," "bucket fever." and " bouquet fever," is said to have made its first appearanco as a mal ady in the Wcstlndies in 1S27, at which time it was also communicated to the southern part of the United States. The disease, as has previously been stated, received tho name " dengue" j irom tne apamarus ui me ti est uiuia Islands, from their word dengue, do noting prudery, which expresses stiff nessa pain in the bones and stiffness of the body being the principal features of the sickening disease. During tho past few months reports have come from every quarter in the Southern States regarding the preva lence of this troublesome but not neces sarily fatal disease. But few, if any, deaths have been made known from its effects. Nearly every citizen of Savan nah has had a touch some light, some severe of the maladv, and not one of them can give a definite explanation of 4 me tortures vi mc ui?uivMj. n. uu spared no one adults, children, little men, large men. black men, white men, colored men, business men, sporting men, printers, editors, lawyers, every one being subject to its fond embrace. As for a cure or a preventive for the little nuisance, we are not prepared to say what is good or what is not good in either case, out leave the matter to tho physicians, who, by the way. have been reaping a rich harvest fromthe unlucky victims of the disease. Some persons have gone so far as to say that the fever is more violent on those who havo de lied it before falling into its clutches; but for this we cannot vouch. We can say. however, that any one. sooner or later, who is among its victims, does not wish a second battle in which to show better fight. Probablv for the above Fonr Comets Xoir Visible. It is quite unusual to ha ve four comets in the sky at once, as is the case at present. The first of the four is Scha--berle's comet, which was discovered last April and is now receding from tho sun, alter having passed behind it. The second is rave'scomct; a small periodic comet, which makes its circuit once in live and a half years. It is now fast passing from view and visible only to the largest telescopes, after a short visit timler unfavorable circumstances. The third comet is the one discovered, on September 29th, by Hartwig. at Stras burg, and on the next evening, at Ann Arbor, by Harrington. When first seen, it was very bright for a telescopic comet, and et en visible to the naked eye, with a tail some two degrees long. Its spectrum has been examined, and found to be just like that of most other comets apparently identical with tho banded spectrum seen at the base of a coal-gas llame. The comet when first seen had passed its perihelion, and has been continually growing fainter, until now in the moonlight it is an insignifi cant object. The fourth comet is tho one discovered in the Constellation of Pegasus, by Swift, of Rochester, on the night of October 10-11. It is described by the discoverer as faint but very large, and moving very slowly toward the north and west- The moonlight is so troublesome that as yet astrono mers, so far as known to the writer, have failed to get any observations on it. According to the computations of Enckc, the comet of 1812 had an orbit which would bring it around in "0.7 vears, and, as this period is considera bly uncertain, its return is looked for almost any time. Until the orbits of the new comets are computed, it is im possible to say whether one of them may not be this object. It was not, however, in 1812 anything but a tele scopic body. A", i'. IntlciKndcnt. A Liberal ' Editor. We were grieved to read the other day of tho death of one of Michigan's jolliest editors almost tho last man of a band who published weeklies in the State when a coonskin would pay for a column "ad," and three bushels of corn dumped on the office lloor stood for a year s subscription. Never a pub lisher was more liberal with his space. It was hard work for him to charge for anything except the tax-list and mort gage sales, and he measured short even on them. One day in the years gone by his paper copied an attack on a county official, and old Mark was dozing at his desk when the injure'd party stalked in and began: " You are a coward, sir a cow ard!"' "Mebbe I am," was the editor's com placent reply. "And I can lick you, sir lick you out of your wrinkled old boots!" "I guess you could," answered Mark as he busted the wrapper off his only exchange. "I'm going to write an article calling you a fool, liar, coward, cur. slanderer, and body-snatcher, and go over to Ionia and pay live cents a line to have it pub lished "Hey?" queried the old man as ho wheeled around. " Yes, I'll pay five cents a line to have it published." "Say, let me tell you something," re plied Mark. "I've got two hundred more circulation than tho ISanner, and I'll publish your attack on me for two cents a line and take it out in mill-feed or corn-stalks! Don't trot over to Ionia when you can help build up your own town!" Mark would have published it word for word, just as he said, and thrown in a cut of a horse or a stump-puller free gratis, but the official cooled off. Detroit Free Press. The emigration from Canada to this country is probablv greater than is gen erally supposed. In 1874 the number arriving was 32,5G0; in 1875, 24,051; in 1877, -Jl.aiG; in 1878, 25.5CS, and in 1879, 81,268. Man proposes and woman often wishes that he wouldn't be so long about making up his mind. it Ri ft