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THE DODGE CITY TIMES
Subscription, $2 per year, in advance. NICHOLAS B. IULAINE, EDITOR. sixty YEARS. Fixty lonir jcjr3 how the tiraejrlidcsby! How far aw.iy seems thnland Oi wbw? sunny heights Hope and Youth Mood lovinjrly bind in bnl; pome Mower are dead that 9 re wed Ilfo'8 way. And some arc blo-oralnjr sweetly to-day. How th heart tnncbi back to It? early prime, When th- world-seemed fair and swett; When ne er a thorn on the Mowers grew. That cliHtcrclaroun! th feet; hen shlmnit.rfn bright in theditancofr Glowed tho jrlad ilonof Hope's clear star. Tho path thtt tho feet walked llphtlythen Wen pre n with a nmmhe bright, And the Lra e j oun? heart felt nc er a fear. For It knew th it the darkest night The tars wdir out. an 1 tho1 moonllpht'3 glow Fulls on the hills and the world llow. And tbe hininf yoal thit the tycs decerned Mood h!sh 011 u lofty -lopo; 1 way was hard, hut tho will was strony. And outh w.thit shield of hoo Went forth to win for Itself renown. And ?ntb for its brow the victor's t rown. Who says that a man climbs nil In vain, hen he reach that temple bright, Wh ch Truth an 1 Jutico and Mercy Infold, With itKirwfnjrs all radiant white? Andhhctrstheson79 that thoun-rels fin?. And be feels the sweep of an angel's wing. lie standi on the mount, a- Moc stood. And luokj the Ian 1 bo s trod; He may hi o raided miny u w orldly gain, l'ut never the han I of tiod: And If that' led hiui on with beneficent care. llubasall things to hope for and nothmffto tear. IX he h 11 wwn pood crd In the years gone by. It will bIo-vm in Io.ely grace: If he's brouh. in tcir3 to tho weary eye. Hut ha brightened wilh idks some face, J-weet the balir that uw deed will briny. Glad is th? song-that his heart will staff. Sixty lonjr years what virion arlsa Of dynasties rien and set. Of power thit incited away from tho earth W hen the wronj and theripht clashed and met; And Truth, like fct Gcorsrc, some fierco dragon slew. And the dld.el hard, to make way for the new. And Fciencc spread wider and wider her lTinps, Till they strr ten., to tho ends of the earth; An 1 roan el- of Iijrht an 1 mirvcls of sound irorunj all ax once into birth. And thnuzh the dark cave of old Ocean then The cable bore swiftly the intapo of men, 41 tr lonp years let us tind on th height, And, viewing tho war we hMotrod, free tho simkoof t"eatars like incense arise Ihj altar we've bull led to God; And thin may they stand to His honor and praie, Who's crowned with mercy our life's length ened da). -". It. CticctfJtoroujh, tn IkmnrtV$ UonVJy. The Modern Abuse of the Hair. The recent methods of dressing the hair, both by piling on the head laro quantities of dead hair with its more or less injurious contact, the stiffening of bands into position, w ith too free use of glutinous cosmetics, and the altera tion of color by tho application of strong alkalies and other agencies, hat o produced an effect at last, after the fashion has in a measure gone by, by a deterioration of the hair on women's heads that makes a striking difference between tre-ses as they were thirty x cars ago and as ttiey aro now. I lie head has become so heated, tho scalp has become so irritated, tho hair bulbs and glands have become so irritated by chemicals, that it is wonderful tho result should not be even more destnic- the than it has been. It is fortunate that the fancy for all these injurious 5? wa s and means toward beauty was ar rested before the whole generation of women became bald-headed. And as it i, f ully half of them ha e a crown Miere tho hair straggles thinly over a painfully blushing skin, have partings that assume in their frightened eyes, as they look in tho glass, the proportions of the gates of Gaza, and have a stub ble of short, wiry, coarse growth, in clined to brutle up, and gU ing an in finity of trouble to keep in decent or der, especially when it is desired to wear the hairlow. Much of this is due to a loss of vigorous circulation in the scalp, whether occa sioned by the deleterious methods abo-e mentioned or bv any other means. For the scalp, when in a heal thy state. Is soft and thick and warm. ith goodly blood-vessels able to afford ample nourishment from which secre tion shall be elaborated, and space for the working of all that delicate ma chinery which exists at the roots of the hair. As the circulation decreases, the scalp spreads, so to say, the glands and capsules arc unable tn'f ulllll their func- 1.. ,:..., nuns, auu me siaiu amves wmen wo have just described. .Or, again, the too free use of pomades and dress'ngs causes the head to catch dust, excludes hair, clogs the perspiratory pores, re laxes the skin, and deranges all its pro cesses while, in addition, the oils arc frequently rancid, however the rancid ity m ly be disguised by perfumes, and when this is tho case they corrode and iritate everything, and change the nor mal production if scurf to an excess that becomes disease. The most eoaumating insnlt and in jury to tho hair, tint of dyeing it, it -cems hardly necessary to mention, as bleaching has gone so entirely out of fashion that that peculiar form of ruin is not liktly soon to be generally re repeated, and gray hair has come to bo so much admired that dyes to diguiso the graync-s are not resorted to by any body of taste. A beautiful young woman of our acquaintance some ears ago had an experience by means of this poison ous custom that will hardly be shared by any generation to come. Accustomed to admiration of licauty. her dislike of a few gray hairs drove her to tbe ue of a the, and as she continued it from day to day with gentle applications for some Tears, she had the satisfaction of seeing licr beauty to all effect unimpiriod. and hid not the remotest idea that tho work of silvering was all the time going on with fearful celerity under the dye, and that c' cry day increased the ra-acs in the dark color of her lo 'ks, if tho truth were know u. l!ut frequent and X iolent headaches at last made her physician and her husband positively command her to ccaso the dyeing, and to c!ean-o her hair thor oughly of the dyes. She went w ith her detergents into the rather dark bathing room, where there was no mirror, as it chanced, and spent an hour or two in the process of washing and scouring, and at length came out into the light, pausing before a mirror as she did so. That lirst glimpse of herself was a hor rible revelation: she had gone into tho room a dark-haired beauty in the guise of youth; the woman in the mirror had the long gray hair of age falling round her white face. Tho sudden change was too much for her tried and tired nerves, and she fell in a dead faint on the floor. It is fortunate for others that the fashion of gray hair is likely to save them the blow of so sudden a change from tho appearance of youth to that of age. Harper's JJazar. The Woman who (JiylcJ. It is a singular fact that some people find it very diilicult to bo serious and solemn in churches and at funerals, and at other pl-iccs and occasions, w hen pro priety demands a subdued expression of countenance. Mrs. Milo Stephens, an Austin lady, is just that kind of a per son. Whenever she attends a funeral, she gets a g:ggling fit, and brings dis grace on herself and confusion on cverj body. Not long since, accompanied by her husband. Cuionel Milo Stephens, she attended the last obsequies of a prominent Texas official, taking sol emnly yromiscd not to cm. a single giggle until she got back home, liut she was hardl v in the house of niouriihibe- fore she saw something to cxcil her risibilities. "For heaven's sake. Mirandv. wjf until the funeral is over beforo yon be- I gin your internal giggling. "lie! he! he!" giggled Mrs. Stephens. "Think of something serious. Think of your ur-cle, whom Governor Roberts refused to pardon out of the peniten tiary. Tho only response was a partially suppressed giggle, that attracted the attention of nearly everybody in the room. "I hope none of the children will go near tho cistern while we are away, as I left the trap-door open," whis pered poor Colonel Stephens in des pair. The only response was another sup pressed spasm of laughter. Finally, a happy thought struck Colonel Stephens. Ho whispered in her earr "The milliner on Austin avenue told me to tell you that she could not get your bonnet trimmed in time for yon to wear it on Sunday." The look of unutterable woe with which she responded scared him. Dur ing the rest of the funeral ceremonies strangers who were present supposed Mrs. Milo Stephens was the widow. such an ""appropriately sad expression was there on her countenance. She even shed tears. Texas Sitings. Tornado Freaks at Grinnell, Iowa. The late tornado at Grinnell, Iowa, acvcloped somo wonderful freaks which arc thus related in the loica State Register: The dro'eof thirty cattle belonging to Mr. A. A. Foster, "west of Grinnell, that were killed were lifted out of the bam-yard. carried sixty rods, and were seen Dy some of the lamily in tlie tlasn of fire at a height of three or four hun dred feet. They were dumped down in a gully, in a pile, and all cloe to gether, and looked as though they were dead before thev touched the earth. It is asserted by many reputable peo ple that in the center of the awful cir cle or loop that the tornado made at Grinnell objects were carried a thou sand feet high, and one small house was taken up bodily some four or live hundred feet, and then dropped' in n lump some two hundred feet from its original site. Many people state that they saw the balls of fire or electricity during tho tornado's time, and report them to have been of sizes varying from one foot to iHc in diameter, anil exploding with a strong smell of sulphur, or more like a smell of hot copper. Others re port 3 dense and stilling odor more of fensite than sulphur, and as foul, al most, as that of putrid Uesh. Tho rain fall was phenomenal, as all report. At the college it was heaviest of all. The earth there still bears evi dence of this. Ono gentleman says that he saw Deacon Ford, during a livid and pro tracted flash of light, up in the air at least live hundred feet high. The storm of mud was phenomenal. The pouring water made soft mud of the earth, and the wind took this up and filled the air with it in places and plas tered it over ccrvthing. Every thing tendsto confirm the theory that the torn ulo is of electrical origin, and that it is the marvelous power of electricity alone that can apply itself to such small surface and work such havoc. Against its resistless force, a house of stone walls ten feet thick, or walls ten feet of wrought iron, would stand no more than a house of frame. Its power is the impossible made po-sible. No force that is known could have tho power in small compass that this has but elec tricity. We saw to-day several large lumber wagons that were dashed to pieces, all tho spokes broken out of the wheels, a hub split open, and the tires brokeu and flattened out as straight as though ther had been straightened on an ativiL J. M. Wishart's horse stood in the barn. This was a stallion weighing 1, GOO pounds. The barn was broken up and carried off" in one direction, while the horse and nart of his man-or to which he was haltered were carried off in another direction from the bam. The two lines of travel may be described as on scxangular sides eastward. The hor-e was louud a thousand feet from the stable, and unhurt. George Tonci's house, at the north west corner of a snuare northeast from the depot, was lifted by the air current and deposited on the southwest corner of the square east, while the house at the northwest corner of the square in which had stood Toney's house, was carried to the northeast comer of tho snuare east This will bo understood by using the letter X as an illustration, a.-d supposing that the two houses originally stood each at the foot of a st-m of the letter, and met in the center to be deposited at the top of its own stcr. TLe freakish work of the unloosed devil of the upper air was well shown in one street. On one side a dwelling houso was torn to fragments and left a mass of splintered ruin, while the op posite house was unharmed below the cornice but was entirely. stripped of its shingles. An iron pump, with a two-inch pipe, was twisted off five feet below the level of the ground and carried off fully ten rods. A Lexington (Ky.) youth, who went to work in the country; wrote to his girl, a June graduate, that he was raising a calf. Imagine his feelings, when the girl rep'ied: " I am glad you have begun to support yourself." Juit before Carlyle married he read Kant's works in order to quiet his nerves. After he was married he near ly talked his poor wife death, and to qnict her nerves she used to scrub the toor. PERS05.U AM LITERARY. "Oscar Wide is a failure on the platform." declares the Memphis, Jp peal, "and js only . relieved front tho odium of humbuggery by his apparent earnestness-" Dr. O. W. Holmes savs that tho yonng scribblers who send him their cr havo no more right to do so than they hare to stop him on the street, showhun their tongues, and sk what rcmedi-s they shall take for their stomach's sake. Tho late Governor Dennison, of Ohio, built a residence in Columbus. O., about one year ago. at a cost of ?i5,000. He was preparing to spend his latter dav; in ca-e and comfort when tho fatal sickness came. Ho leaves a wife and seven children. One of his sons prac tises law in this city. -V. Y. ltsL According to Miss Cordon Cum ming's " A Lady's Cruise on a French Man-of-War," the Wesluyan mission aries on the Friendly Islands aro doing all they can to crush out all picturesque nes from native life, and to mtro.lueo black coats and Parisian bonnets a an integral part of tho Christian religion. -V. 1". Graphic. Mr. Corcoran, the Washington nhi-lanthropi-t, though xery ill, did not for get to send his annual " treat1' of straw berries and ice-cream to the various charittblo institutions of that city the other da. This treating is dono every June. On Christmas and New Yea'r days dinners are sened in tho institu tions at his expense. Chicago Times. Miss Ch--!", a sister of Edwin Baoth, in her work, lately published, "The Elder and the Younger Uooth," tells an incident in the life of her father, which gains interest from tho fact tint it is un doubtedly true. While on a trip South, on tho steamer Neptune, Mr. Ilooth (J. 1!.) had on one of his tits of depression, and finally jum'icd overboard. Tom Flynn, the actor w ho accompanied Dooth on tho xoyage, took a small boat, in company with other, and linilly suc ceeded "in rescuing the wotild-lo sui cide. Almost the first words uttered by Ilooth after they drew him in were: "I say, Tom, look out! You'rca heavy man; bo steady; if the boat upsets we'll all be drowned." ("ticajo Journal. IIU-MOKOLS. The person who stands and holds the spring-screen-door half open is abroad in the land. We trust the flies will get the best of him sometime. Xeur Ihctn L'egister. A Denver paper professscs lo think it marvelous that a man whoo brains were knocked out is still living. If ho were out this way he would not be only living, but he would bo holding somo important office. Louisville Courier Journal. Writing of the death of an old and paid-up subscriber, the editor of one ol our exchanges saj s: " Our hands and heart and tho foreman aro all too fidl for us to express our tumultnous grief as we cheerfully otherwise wouldst." Laramie Boomerang. "Mamma," said a wee pet, "they sung 'I want to bo an angel.' in Sunday-school this morning, and I sun" with them." " Why, Nellie!" exclaimed mamma, " couldyou keep time with the rest?" " I guess 1 could," proudly an swered little Nellie; "I kept ahead of them most all the way through." -V. y. Tribune. An East Boston father discovered that his daughter, who has a soul for romance, proposed to elope, and ho didn't sit up with a bulldog and shot gun to waylay tho fugitives. Oh, no! lie went to his daughter and told her he desired her to marry a yonng man, naming her lover, and he would set him up in a good-paying grocery basiness: and the young lady at once declared she'd die rather than marry any man just to please her father. T6e " preliminaries " of the occa sion had all been settled. That is, John had asked Julia and she had consented. They were sitting on the front verandah watching for the sable curtain of night to part and give them just one look at the new comet. "Ob, ly the way, Ju lia," said he a little nervously. "My income is is $850 now. DovoutliinK we could live np to it?" " Why, John, you precious, I can live up to an income twice as big as that all by myself." The farewell kiss that night was a mere me chanical bit of nscuhuion. Alio Haccn Staiattr.