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THE DODGE CITY TIMES.
SrnscniPIIOt: ft.00 pr Tr, la AJnnrf. NICHOLAS B. KLAINE, - Kiiitor. THE LOVE THAT LASTS. " I liked o plelih ride, too, f he said. Hear grandmother, who-e fate Is fair, Thou?h tHeand eeentyeais tuiesprcad Their hery snow Imwers on her hair. " I liked a sleiirh ride, too." said nc And tt ere was o.ie I us. d to know Who llknl full well to ri le with QIC." "Hut that wasljnira;ro,' I said. "Yes: that was lonjrairo." "And I was fend of moonlight walks. W e d p c? the vitl ijza ihroiisb and 1 h rough. An 1 h ie Mien frlendh. pleasant talks, t-ucn friendly, pleasant ouarrets tw. i'y e es were b ue mid bis wre brown; M ton tie was quick and his was slow; I alwi!auTh-dhl loyiedown." " -lint that waslon-rnjjo, I said. Vcs: Ion? and iotujago." J1 loks wi re few. In thoeold times; Hut fiubn world or wcet delisbtl And I remember vrrltlnir rh lues. And thitiLiiiir t was liorn tnwrlte. The loohsh veresl Vet, tls true, '1 hey tloived as fountains upward How, J'rre as the wind as empty, too." " Hut that was lonnao, I 8 U.I. "Ah! Ions, lo.ijr, lonirayo." " Yet. tlrt end last and test of all. I loved ffrent Nature s ro)aI (Trace: The "tars that plow, the storms that fall Across the lauty of her face: The ripe ne I fruit, the whliliitg- snow. The lreh jrrass sprinrfnic bv the way." " Hut thit." I wil'l, -w is lomr ago." "2 a) , t tut w as e-t f nUy," t-heald, " To-day and ye-terday." Mary .lme Vc r. in X. V. auYpendVnt. reacaing to the summits of the Alps, and lasting from one to three months, according to tho locality. The greatest terror prevailed and the end of tho world was thought to be at hand. ' Howard noticed that there are three principal kinds of clouds, which he called cirri), cumulus and stratus. Anybody can see tho dillcrcnce be tween hese clouds at a glance. The cirrus is the highest of all the clouds. You must hate often seen it in the fears in shoals resembling fish ia shape, ts popular name is the ' mackerel sky.' It Is almost a sure indication cf ap proaching stormy weather. When it settles down into' a thin veil, cot ering tfie sky, and making the sun and moon look dim, it is certa n to be followed by snow or rain. Vou will see it in that form following thoso streaks that are now rising in the southwest and cover ing the sky before tho storm comes. um t ou ever see a o;.me in tne ' keadim; sik.ns ix the sky. form of white filaments, sometimes clouds? Hits cirro-cumuli and cirro called mares' tales' and 'eats' tails.' strati are natural enemies. Tho first Stretched across the blue sky like deli- j named is a fair weather and tho lat a cate lace work, it is very beautiful. ' foul-weather clond. When tliey meet. Travelers say that on the summit of as they sometimes do altera summer lofty mountain peaks, from which thoy storm lias partially cleared, thero is could look down upon the heavier war in the sky. Tho cloudy squadrons clouds, they have seen these wispy encounter in mid-heaven lo settle the cirri floating otcrhead. apparently as question whether sunshine or storm far away as when seen from tlio earth, snail prevail. If the cirro-cumuli uc cced tho weather will clear; if the cirro-strati are victorious, there will bo more loul weather. It is a war of de struction, and the battle u-ually ends by the total disappearance of ono or th other of the two kinds of cloud, all the form of the successful Cloml. That Foretell HtArms unit Others That l'romlse Fair Weather HalfleaThiU Are Ftucht liy MUty siiuudras In t.U. It's easy enough to bo a weather prophet. All jou've got to do is to keep j our ej e on the sky, and it will be a err sly storm indeed that steals a march ont ou." The speaker was a gentleman living on Columbia Heights, Brooklyn, who has done a great deal of sky gazing, but who sa s he has no desire for a public reputation as a weather-wise man. "Look out of the south window. Do In calm summer evenings, long after sundou n. these clouds may be seen re flecting the most delicate tints of color from the last rays of sunlight that il luminate tho higher regions of the atmosphere. "Ihe cirri are composed of little assuming crystals ot ice. iiieso clouds ami tl-cir party. dcrivathes causa tho halos that are "Cuniulo-stratus is the grandest of sometimes seen about the sun and all cloutfc, and so it is the appropriate moon. It was probably cirro-strati forerunner of great storms. If jou that caused tho great display of moon- ever happened to go up the Hudson dogs and circles the other day at Den- when a thunder storm was gathering in ver. Cirrus clouds indicate both storms the Catskills jou must hato seen this and clear weather, according to their cloud dropping on the mountain tops appearance. If they appear in their and hiding the great peaks like a vast nioft delicate forms alter stormv curtain. Whenever vou ee these weather, they arc a sign that a period clouds looming up you may be sure that of settled weather is at hand. When a violent change in the atmosphere is they show themselves ill parallel close at hand. The cumulo-stratus streaks alter fair weather has lasted consists of a layer or foundation of for some time, they are the hrst indi- dark-colored stratus cloud nearest the cation of approaching change. Cirri, I earth, surmounted by bulky pile of wlmn JTffllv tnntrlpil nnil knntfnil. : verr il. --- i : r .' e r "! j :- he show stormy weather close at hand. their borders grow faint and indistinct, . i ten tieiisu Kuumms, uuu wunu iuiu If ' smooth like the fair-weather cumulus. there is rain coming. "Cumulus clouds are characteristic of summer. Tho farmers call them thunder heads when they poke their but rough, dark and threatening "Ono of the grandest sights in the world is the majestic march of the cumulo-stratus clouds across a hilly country district in advance of a t iolent smooin, wnite. rounueu summits, rut- storm. Animals, as well as men. are tering in the sun like silver, above the intimidated by the fearful appearance horizon. In that form they are the forerunners of local thunder storms. These mountainous-looking clouds sometimes actually exceed the greatest peaks ol the Andes or ilimlayas in size. of the heavens, and show the.r fear by trembling and hurrying to places of shelter. These clonus commonly make their appearance first in the northwest. rising black and threatening above the horizon. Soon the rumblinz of heavy ou notice those long, narrow, misty-1 When cumulus clouds appear ma warm, horizon. Soon the rumblingof heavy looking clouds in parallel rows that pleasant dav. not very large, distinct ' thunder is heard, and as the clouds ao seem to be advancing upward from be- though soft'in outline, and resembling proaeh the zenith, blottin"- out the sni, hind Statcn Island with tho precision cotton balls, they indicate continued l ntful gusts of wind arise, followed br and Steadiness Of a line Of battlo? TheV fair, lire wentlier fin rlin other lmnil are tho advance guard of an approach-1 when they prow larger, darker and ing storm. The barometer has not moro formidable-looking they foretell given the slightest sign, and it probably storm3. Just before arain they some will not until that skirmish line has t times seem to throw off little fleecr reaclietl the zenith, which may take ) clouds around their.edges. Goethe, the ,.... j. . ..... .. Vx...ul n,4 u jiuiii iicruiau poet, wiiu was lonu, OI storm is .coming as though I saw the studs ing the clouds, said that a3 long rain falling. as cumuli have sharply defined borders 'Vo ou mean that you can foretell a and a white color a continuance of "ood storm Iff the clouds sooner tlnn by a t weather may be expected. Cumulus barometer? clouds often form soon after sunrise and "Anj body Tan. These winter storms, temper the heat of a midsummer day. especially, announce their approach If they gradually disappear toward .sometimes two or three davs in ad- nronimr tko ,v,.iil, or -;n ram;r. o,-., vance. Whenever jou see. those par-i but if as the sun goes down they grow appears in every storm, but is seen ....... ...j. . v.y.. .-iuS 111 me uarker ami more numerous, then iook southwest and moving in ranks slowly out for rain. The cumuli are the capi acrossthe sky, you may be sure that tals, or condensed summits, of invisible wet or snowy weather is at hand. Why 1 columns of vapor rising from the earth. ,uli,notlhei,oud'foretcIItl,oweat,,-.Theydonot attain neirly so great a er? Thereiarmot be a storm or any height as the cirri. Cumuli arogener- ..,.... cuuo ul ""mo niuiuut auv irotn nan amue to two miles hib. clouds, and there is alnio-t as much Cirri vary in height from two or three difference perceptible in clouds as in miles to six or eMit, fates, if people w ould but notice them " The stratus ismost common at night closely. ' and in winter. Those long ranks of "Do clouds always foretell storms?" t clouds that I pointed out to you in the "o some clouds git e assurance of southwest, and which show a comin fair weather. A very little practice northeast storm, are a variety of stratus, will enable antbody to read this They alwajs appear in tho form of language of the clouds. It is more like stripes or broad, low curtains, coverin" studying a language than you would more or less of the sky. The nMit suppose. 1 ou know in Latin a change stratus is formed of mists from swamTis, In the termination of a word changes its ri crs and moist ground. It generally meaning. Just so a change in the form , rises and changes into small cumuli on of clouds changes their meaning. It is summer mornings. Tho other kind of no mere chance work, but a certain stratus, appearing at considerable change always means the same thing. , heights in the fall, winter and earh If cirri turn into 'cirro-strati,' every spring, is, as I have said, animariabl'e metorologist knows what that means forerunner of stormy weather, just as well as the boy at the head of "These three kinds of clouds do not the Latin class knows the difference be-1 always appear in their simple forms, tween 'Hie' and 'Hujiis' (They are frequently mingled together, 'Xheiicloudsarenotallofonokind?" and four varieties of these derivative i no means. Ano.it cisuty j cars clouds have been distinguished. The ao Luko Howard, an English Quaker. . cirro-cumulus consists of little round sh whose bus lies, required Jiiiu to take white clouds, floating at ahigh'eleva .ongwdlksinthe open air. completed , tion. and often re-embling a fock of i cu ciuuus tutu uMoiiT snecp resting upon tbc blue background general use. One of the ( of tho sky. In winter these clouds fre- a classifcation since been in mot wonderful phenomena ever wit- nessed inthosk led Howard to study the clouds. 1 his was in the great dr'v fog of 178-i. that overspread the whole of Kuroue jnduartof Asia and America, periods of oppressive calm. Sometimes a whirling motion is seen in the clouds Then look out! If a black funnel seems to drop from the cloud to the earth, it is a tornado, ami nobody can tell what damage it may do. The cmnn'o strati foretell a storm several honrs in ad vance. The longer they linger near the horizon the more violent the storm is apt to be. "The last class, or rather subclass, of clouds is the nimbus, or black rain cloud, which spreads over the heat ens just as the storm begins. It is made up of a mixture of all the other kinds, and 1U its most characteristic form in a thun der storm. Sometimes it approaches within a few hundred feet of the earth, and another times it is 2,600 or 3.000 feet high. While it alwavs appears black or gray from beneath, it is, in fact, surmounted by a snowy-white cap of cirrus or cumulus. I have some times, in the hills of Central Xcw York, seen from an elevated station the pass age of a storm through a distant valley. Tho "littering upper surface of the clouds then preserve a beautiful appear ance, while underneath they are dark and forbidding, and the pouring rain hides tho landscape. " On account of the mixing together of the various classes of clouds, it is sometimes difficult to accurately distin guish them apart. A little practice, however, will enable any observant per son to detect the prevailing characteris tics, indications vary slightly lor dif ferent localities, and 'some knowledge of local peculiarities is therefore neces sary. Any one who watches the clouds can form nriny weather rules for him self that he will find at least as trust worthy ns the predictions of Old Proba bilities." .V. i. Sun. There are in the Cabinet three mustaches, two pairs side-whiskers. one mustache with whiskers, and one iroatee. Xo face u comoletelr bnrp. quently appear before a thaw. Between and there is no bald-headed man in they summer showers they accompany in creased heat. They are common in dry weather. "The cirro-stratus commonly ap- the group. Wood is moro valuable when sea soned under cover. PEKSONML AND LITEKART. Rosa Bonhcur, the artist; b in very poor health and is recruiting at Nice. It is proposed in Londou to erect a statue of Carlyle on the Thames em bankment opposite Qlievne row, and to place a bust of him in Westminster Ab bey. The Uuited States Census of 1880 isexiHxted to be the most complete and excellent in existence, and its digest, by Professor F, A. Walker, isawaitcd with great interest. A glass dress is being made for Fanny Davenport in Pittsburgh. It will have a long train of w oven glass and be elaborately trimmed with glass lace. To make tho texture the g'ass is tint spun into fine threads and then -woven. The new public building now going Up on the Government Square at Den ver, CoL. is to bo one of the finest structures in the West. Ono wing is designated for the Hih School, tho other for a free public library. There will also be a lecture hall with a seating capacity of 1,000. There has been some surpriso that nothing was left in her will by George Eliot to her husband, Mr. Cross, but that all the money went to the family of her first husband." This was. however, an arrangement entered into previous to her second marriage, by the express desire of Ir. Cross, who is himself cry well off. Mr. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.. is knonn in Boston as a worker of wonderful embroidery. She has jut sold a bit of her own design for 8500. It representsthelonersashof a window, through which the starlit Charles Uiter is seen. The surface is dark blue satin, In three frames of ebony, to represent the window frame. HUMOROUS. Bosom companions Studs. A fiery steed The horse radish. "The poor yo have with 3011 al ways," but the rich go away in summer time. " Some people may think that tho job of sitting on the safety-valvo is a pleasant one, but I can assure them it is not." Alexander HL Chicago Untune. Country grocerymen have had to furnish an "extra supply of sitting ac commodations around" the stovo tho post winter. Sememe lltrald. The editor wrote the headline: "A Horrible Blunder," togoover a railro id accident, but, though it was the printer's fault that it got put over the account of a wedding, the editor was the man thrashed. Uoston Post. There was a dance at tho North End the other evening, and the only musician present was a fuddled fiddler, whom a witty participant in the exor cises of the floor characterized as a full orchestra. Boston tost. "Deacon." said the widow, as she gently stroked in a feline manner tho maltese tabby that evidently lay in her lap for fhat purpose, "don't you long for spring, with its balmy breath, its warm sunshine and its gentle showers, which awakens nature, and puts life into everything that has laid cold ami dead during the long winter, and brings everything up out of the cold, cold ground into light and lie?" "Well, hardly, widow, responded the old dea con, "you know I buried my second wife hut ialVHochislcr lltrald. He Lived There. "Are you the Tax Collector for this ward?" he asked, as they rode together on the platform of the car. "No." "Assessor?" "So." "Waterworks man?" "No." "Anything to do with the census?" "Nothing of the sort Why do you ask?" " Why, 1 saw yon coming out of a bouse on Sproat street the other day with two chairs a broom and an otto man tlying after yon, and I said to my self that yon were an official or agent of some sort, and had unintentionally offended the woman " "No. I'm no official or agent." re plied the man, in a lonesome voice; "1 live there, and that woman was my wife. Savey?" "You bet!" was the sympathetic response, and they crept closer to gether and took a chew out of tho same box. Itttrott Free Pre.