Springfield Globe -Republic
the -xuivc17,i:e:l., globe,
Volume IV. Number 3IO.
SPRINGFIELD, OHIO, THURSDAY EVENING, JANUARY 22, 1885
J THE SPRINGFIELD ItEPUMIIC
I VolumeXIX. Number tllo.
OWEN, PIXLEY & CO.
Ohio Valley and Tennessee : Fair weather;
generally warmer, variable wind?, lower ba
rometer. Oneoflbe Oijecls in selling Clothing and
Furnishing Goods so much below prices
named by competition is, to draw your at
tention; another is, to get your money. It's
a fair way, isn't it? Vour attention and our
advantages makes business, een in a dull
How much Clothing would be sold outside
if people Knew what we are doing now, and
hare been doing every day since last spring?
We attempt to tell each dav, but find it im
possible to keep pace with the many changes
sufficient to detail.
Boys' Flannel and Union Waists are here
probably more than any other place. A fully
equipjied Children's Department necessitates
keeping all these little fancies. Little Tads'
Velvet Caps and Overcoat to match, and
other sorts that don't match ; some more, some
less. About the average among the fine
qcalities is $7.:0, and from this farther either
way by a quarter then any other pretentious
Clothier in the city. Everything good and
well thought of expect to find here at prices
boiled down to hard-pan.
We are obliged to go down with prices.
Times demand that we shall sell many things,
even below ourselves. That is, underbidding
our former prices, and we do it every day.
Take the Big Red Mittens into your mind
a moment. W e started in at the beginning
of the season with a few less than a cord, 35c
was the price, and competition followed. We
then got sick of the company we were keep
ing and dropped to 30c, to thirty they came,
and again we st?ed down oat of their reach,
striking he 20 notch, and thanks we we're
alone with the price and the Mitten trade.
You don't all know it, but it's a fact. We've
furnubed many a so called "hand-me-down"
to former merchant tailors' customers during
the past year. The difference between forty
i and twenty-five is worth saving, at least our
trade in these Fiue Custom Suits seem to
I think so.
So with Fine Orereoats. What's the sense
in leaving your measure and the promise to
! pay fifty or sixty dollars for a Fur Beaver
i Overcoat, when in our stock their equal may
be found for $28.
Dog Skin Oloves, Fur Top, Wool Lined,
75c, $1, $1.25, all sizes, light and dark brown.
There isn't a Dog fakin Glove in Springfield.
It's an innocent name though. "Cane"
Gloes, Woo! Lined; "Cape" Mittens, all
sixes, "Cape is an innocent name too.
Combination Gloves, Saranac Oil Tanned
Buckskin Gloves, $1 for "5c, $1.25 for $1,
f 1.50 for $1.25.
Colorado Buckskin Glove 90c, California
Buckskin 90c; two more off names for sbaep
kin. Plymouth Buckskin Gloves, that are buck
skin, $1, $1 25, $1.50, $1.75, $2. Genuine
Indian Tanned Buckskin Mittens, Wax
Thread Made, $1, extra $1.50.
Innocent Calf Palm Mittens 50c for 40c,
75c for 50c, $1 for 75c.
Here are thirteen Fancy Percale Shirts,
some stripes and two white, terribly soiled,
originally 75c, then 50c, now a quarter, each
to close the lot. Sizes mostly 1C and 1CJ.
Super stout, double heels and toes, heavy
ribbed leg, 9 to 11 inch, Half Hose 20c; ask
to tec lot 137.
Moleskin Working Shirts, combining ele
gance, strength and warmth 75c and $1.00.
Cheviot and other materials 25c, 40c, 50c, 75c.
OWF..V, PIXLEY 4 CO.,
Manufacturers and One-Price Retailers at
Wholesale Prices, 25 & 27 West Main
Street, Springfield, Ohio.
These Renowned Pianos are kept
in all the different styles by
R. F. BRANDON & CO.,
f-i Kullv'x Arcade.
COKKKCTED BY ClIAS. W. rVTER A CO.
WeJnexUv, Jn. 21, 1385.
BCTTER 20c retail.
K.os-(iiJ supply; 25c.
Poultry Jood demand ; chickens, joung, 20a
30c: old, 2335c each.
Apptu-SOcalt 3J per bush.
Potatoes SSaSwc ir baah.
hWKET Potatoes J1.50a2O0 per bush.
Obbaok Dull; 75c a 11.50 per bbl.
Onioss 75c per bush.
bALT Snow-flake bran J, 11.50 per bbl.
Coal Oil 103c ir gal.
Meats Sides, 9c; shoulders, 7c; hams, liic.
Fine wmnbeJ, 2330c; unwashed, J oft.
b'L'flARS A large demand aod prices low ; gran
ulated, 7c per lb: "A" white. 6)jc per lb: extra C
light, 6Jic per lb; yellow C.S)c per lb; i, 5c
'"coFFkE Marie lower; Java, 20a30c per lb;
Rio, golden, 18aJ) per lb; Kio, prime green, 12Ka
15c per lb; Kio.x ninon, 10c per Hi.
rJYBUPS 0a5Ua7Oc lrgal.
Molames Ne (rlcins,)i60cpergal;iorgham
60c ir JE
KICK Best Carolina, 8Jc per lb.
Oysters 25c irqt.
Dried Apm.es 8 l-3c per lb.
Dried Peaches tOc per lb.
Chickrns Ireed, S2.75 to 1150 cr dozen.
Turkeys " 810c per lb.
DUCKS " "- "5a3 50 cr dor.
Babbits tl 25al 50 per dot.
Kaisms New IOal2Sc per lb,
CrjRBAHTS Nw 7c per lb.
APPLSS w 8',c pe. lb.
PRACMRS Hal 1'e; lulled 8Jc wr lb.
PRUJiaa Nw 7Jc per ll.
Gen. Stewart Pushes on After the
Metemneh, on the Nile, Occupied,
Fifty Below Zero on Mount Wash
ington. Accident to Slugger Sullivan.
General Stewart Pushing Thins;!.
London, January 22. A report is current
that General Stewart has occupied Metemneh.
This lacks official confirmation, but it is gen
erally believed, as Stewart pushed forward
with the greater part of his forces immedi
ately after the victory of Saturday near the
Abukalea well. It is highly probable also
that all the rebals who have been stationed
at Metemneh left that point to take part in
Saturday's engagement, and it is thought
unlikely that they rallied and made a stand
at Metemneh so soon alter.
Arab to Co-Operata With the English.
Korti, Egypt, January 22. A Sheikh of
the Kabbabish tribe came to Korti to-day.
He had heard of the British victory. He
promised General ffolssly to provide him a
plenty of camels.
WASB1KQTON, Jan. 21. Sixati. Tha
Chair laid before the Senate Mr. Plumb's res
olution offered yesterday, lequesting the
President to advise the Senate as to his views
of the present status ot the lands known as
the Oklahoma lands. Owing to Mr. Plumb's
absence, Mr. Ingalls wished it to go over un
Mr. Vest offered a substitute tor the resolu
tion, providing that the secretary of the in
terior shall communicate with the authorities
ot the Greek aod Seminole nations of Indians
to ascertain upon what terms they will con
vey to the United States all their rights to
the Oklahoma lands.
The matter was laid over until to-morrow
and the inter-state commerce bill was taken
up; after which eulogies were pronounced
on the late Representative Evans, of South
House. Kelley, of Pennsylvania, reported
a urn to autnonze tne establisnment or ex
ports by tobacco manufacturers aad allowing
drawbacks en the imported articles usad in
manufacturing the exported tobacco.
The House then went into committee of
the whole on the Indian appropriation bill,
but no conclusion was reached.
Eulogistic speeches on the life and public
services of Senator Anthony were presented,
when the House, as a further mark: of respect,
Colcmdcs, January 21. Senate. Bill
passed : House bill allowing township
treasurers 2 per cent.; amending game laws so
that quail can be shot dnnng November and
The Committee on Sanitary Laws and
Regulations reported favorably, with a few
minor amendments, on Mr. Lisle's House
bill providing for the appointment of a super
intendent ot vital statistics and the creation
of a State Board of Health. The bill has al
ready passed the House.
Hocss. Bills passed: House bill provid
ing for boards of arbitration to settle labor
troubles, to be appointed by courts; House
bill for two election precincts in wards of
over 800; Home bill for protective associa
tions against horse thieves.
Bills introduced: Repealing the pharmacy
law; restricting duties of railroad policemen;
compelling sheriffs to pay partition funds to
trustees; restoring records of Hamilton
county; requiring public notice of appoint
ment ot administrators; fcr destroying arms
carried unlawfully; making enlistments in
the Ohio militia three instead of five years;
authorizing probate judges to pardon boys in
the Reform farm; authorizing court steno
graphers at a salary of $2,000 per year;
Senate joint resolution to plate William
Allen's statue in the Capitol at Washington
House bill for having all hangings at the
penitentiary was killed.
Fifty Balow Zaro.
Mount Washisoton, K. H., January 22.
The thermometer this morning recorded 50
degrees below zero, one degree colder than
the lowest temperature ever"experienced be
fore, which was 49 below in March, 1872.
Probably no rougher weather was ever ex
perienced than at the present moment, 9 a. m.
A Northwest hurricane has been blowing at
100 miles an hour for the past twelve hours.
Sleep is impossible during the night. The
chimney of the signal station has been blawn
off, filling the house with gas and smoke.
Two men are on the summit P. J. Cahill
and Alphonse Laundry.
The SIngKer Back at llostan.
Boston, January 22. John L. Sullivan re
turned from New York yesterday, and began
a round of dissipation. The police report
that ha hired a span of horses for a drive,
and that while on Beacon street the horses
became frightened and as he was not in a con
dition to manage them ran away, throwing
him from the carriage. Sullivan was severe
ly cut about the bead and received other in
juries. The vehicle was smashed to atoms.
New York, January 22. The jury in the
trial of Mrs. Elizabeth S. Patton against
Collis P. Huntington, in regard to Central
Pacific stock, came into court to-day and
stated that they were unable to agree. ey
were discharged from further consideration
of the case.
Advance in Kalis.
PinsBURO, January 22. The Western
Kail Association has advanced the card rate
of Dails to $2.15 per keg, with the usual
discounts. This is an advance of about five
Tha Void Waather.
Cuicauo, January 22. Early this morning
the mercury fell to 17 below zero in this city-
Provisions Againat Cholera.
WismvoTos, January 22. In the House
to-day the Committee on Public Health ex
pressed its purpose to call for an appropria
tion of $25,000 at once, and $500,600, as
needed, to be used by the National Board of
Health ia preventing the spread of cholera.
Mora Ka.rtbqua.kas la Spain.
Madrid, January 22. Earthquake shocks
were felt again yesterday at Malaga, Loja,
Votez, and Almunecar. Some damage was
done at latter places.
Sister Theresa, a niece of James G. Blaine,
has just died.
The Baltimore Manufacturer's Record
makes up a record ot over 100,000 men who
hare been put 'to work in factories in this
country since January 1, 1885.
Haines resigned the' Speakership of the
Illinois House, and Mr. Cronkite, Democrat,
succeeded him, by general consent.
Mr. C. P. Huntington testified in Washing
ton Wednesday that his profits in the Central
Pacific were leas than five millions.
The Agricultural bill reported Wednesday
provides that the Commissioner of Agricul
ture may use such part of the appropriation
for the Rnreau of Animal Industry as he may
think best, to prevent the spread of pleuro
pneumonia. Col. John C. Spooner, of Hudson, is to be
the new Senator from Wisconsin.
General Stewart has bad a fierce fight with
a portion of the Mabdi's men, whipping them
and taking possession of the Abu Klea wells.
The famoas Col. Barnaby, a distinguished
author and a gallant soldier, was killed at
The Weight of Children.
Pastor Malling-Hansen, the director
of the Royal Deaf ami Dumb asylum in
Copenhagen, has published an interest
ing pamphlet e-n "The Periodicity of
the Weight of Children." His obser
vations, obtained by the daily weighing
of the children under his care, are very
interesting. According to his evidence
the weight of children differs so largely
from day to day that no trustworthy re
sult can be obtained from weighing a
long intervals. A child may bo two
pounds heavier at night than in the
morning, and may be one and a hall
pounds lighter in the morning than the
night before. Eating seems to have
more influence on weight than exercise,
bathing or occupation.
The ultimate increase in weight, cor
responding to increase in growth, does
not go on regularly throughout the
year. There is a period of stoppage in
the increase of weight with correspond
ing loss, from the beginning of May till
past the middle of July, in which time
the loss of weight may exceed double
the average ultimate gain. During
August, September, and OctobT there
is a very steady period of increase in
weight, sometimes rising to live times
more than the average increase. Dur
ing the rest of the year the weight var
ies from less to more around the aver
age figure of increase. During the
summer holidays the increase in weight
is twice the average, and in September
and October even thrice. Besides the
serious period of loss from May to July,
there arc at other times sudden stop
pages in the increase of weight, some
times followed by actual loss. These
hindrances, lasting from six to fourteen
days, are not made up for by extra per
iods of increase, and seem to indicate
real damage, so that the actual increase
of weight seems to take place during
about the fifth part of the year, while
the remaining time is occupied with loss
and its replacement- There is a decided
correspondence between the vacillation
of temperature and accompanying va
cillations in the weight of the child
increase of warmth and of weight and
decrease of warmth and of weight go
hand in hand. A decrease of 2 degrees
of warmth in the temperature of the
five days is accompanied br a ninefold
decrease in the weight of a child, and 3
degrees more warmth by a thirteenfold
increase in weight. The hindrance and
loss of weight that accompany a de
crease in the warmth of the temperature
may go on even after the temperature
has begun to rise, as if the loss depend
ed on sickliness induced by the colder
A year that has had most changes of
temperature is far more unfavorable to
the normal increase of weight in a child
than a more steady year, and a series of
such unfavorable years will for many
following years result in less strong
children. The reason of the great per
iod of loss from May to July, and the
rapid increase during the autumn
months, do not seem to depend on the
conditions of warmth. The increase of
weight in the children experimented on
was always greater during the period
when the moon was receding from the
earth, and less during the period when
the moon was approaching the earth.
During the former period the children
increased in weight twice as much as
during the latter period. Pastor Mall-ing-Hanscn's
inquiries are considered
so important that the Danish govern
ment and the "Carlsberfoud" have
granted sums of money for the contin
uance and extension of such experi
ments. a a
How Celluloid Is Made.
A roll of paper is slowly unwound,
and at the same time saturated with a
mixture of five parts of sulphuric acid
and two o! nitric, which falls on the
paper in a nice pray. This changes
the cellulose of the "paper into a tine
pyroxyline (gun cotton). The cxce.ss
of acid having been expelled by pres
sure, the paper is washed with plenty
of water, until all traces of acid have
been removed; it is then reduced to
pulp, and passed ou to the bleaching
trough. Mot of the water having
been got rid of by means of a strainer,
the pulp is mixed with from 20 to 40
per cent of its weight of camphor, and
the mixture thoroughly triturated un
der millstones. The necessary coloring
matter having been added in the form
of powder, a second mixture and grind
ing follows. The finely divided pulp is
then spread out in thin layers on slabs,
and from twenty to twenty-five of these
layers are placed in a hydraulic press,
separated from one another by sheets of
blotting-paper, and are subjected to a
pressure of 140 atmospheres, until all
traces of moisture have been got rid of.
The plates thus obtained are broken up
and soaked for twenty-four hours in al
cohol. The matter is then passed be
tween rollers heated to 140 to 150 de
grees Fahrenheit, whence it issues in
theform of elastic sheets. Boston Jour
nal of Commerce.
The first case of painting the town
red in this country was when the ear
liest Aztec settlers from Mexico cele
brated the completion of their first vil
lage this side of the Rio Grande with
an orgie of red-berries, red-paint and
od-eye. This should end all argument.
WIT AND HUMOR.
A rainy day picnic and a broken mar
riage engagement are in one respect
alike postponed on account of the
wedder. llurdettc. ,
Since the discovery that chewing gum
is good for dyspepsia Vassar College
has taken rank as tho leading hygienio
institution of the country.
A scientific writer asks how to "di
minish the frequency of stormS)'" One
good way is for him to come home ear
lier in the evenings, or stay away alto
Two barristers recently had a quarrel.
Tho row became .serious, and one called
the other u jackass. Ho then Went into
court and referred to him as "mjletnied
It is said that bleeding a partially
blind horse at the uose will restore him
to sight. So much for the horse. To
open a man's eyes ou must bleed him
in the pocket. "
Many of the most charming" women
that a man meets in society are among
uiu iasi women ne vrouiu ever nave tne
courage to marry, is the opinion of a
bashful philosopher. r
"We havo struck smoother road.
haven t we? asked a passenger of a
conductor on an Arkansas railroad.
"No," replied the conductor, "we have
only run off the track."
Small boy "Mamma, I wisfi I had
the moon.' Mamma "Why, what
would you do with it?" Small boy
(who has just demolished a toy balloon)
"Oh, I'd blow it up and bust it."
"A man with a large physique" ad
vertises for a wife. "A man with a
large physique," unless he is deficient
in the upper story, ought to be able to
get a wife without advertising for one.
"Ah, Miss De Smith, are you going
to have a goose at dinner to-day?"
"Yes, I hope so; you'll come, won't
you?" But somehow neither of them
felt very comfortable after that. Texas
In London tho percentage of death
among married men is larger than
among single men. This is as it should
be. A married man in London is more
willing to die than a single man. 2Cor
Some geuius has invented a pair of
spectacles which enables the wearer to
see behind as well as in front. Jf Mrs.
Lot had worn one of these invaluable
glasses that pillar of salt would never
have seen the light.
Mr. Cleveland's most fremient visitors
just now are newspaper editors. But
anybody is at liberty to call upon the
president-elect, and they merely drop
in to pass the compliments of tne day
and tell him how to run a newspaper.
"Div ye ken whit they're sayin'?"
asked a blushing Scotch lassie of her
backward wooer. "No; whit is it?"
"They're savin' we're going to be mar
ried.,,( "Are they? We'll cheat them,"
answered the lad'die; and the blushes
paled in the fair Caledonian's cheeks.
When Judge Gray, of the United
States Supreme Bench", told a Massa
chusetts lawyer who was arguing a case
before him, "the law is so and so," tho
lawyer quickly retorted: "It is the law
now, sir, but it was not until you spoke."
Judge Gray subsequently acknowledged
his mistake in graceful terms.
Onion socials are all the rage and this
is how they arc worked: Six ladies take
an onion with them into a room and
one of them takes a bite of it. Then a
young gentleman is admitted to the
game, and if, after kissing them all, he
fails to tell which of them hit tsw on
ion, why, then all the girls are to kiss
A Kansas editor makes the following
announcement in his paper: "Last week
when we were coming home from To
peka, we were held up by two road
agents, who took all the money we had
left. We hope, therefore, that our de
linquent subscribers will pay their sub
scriptions promptly, ac we are mighty
hard up.' '
She was a book agent. She called in
our office. She was very pretty and
sweet, and we fell in love on the spot.
"Sir, I am engaged " "Oh, we are
so sorry. lien is it to ber one
blushed and modestly withdrew. She
was new to the business, and would
probably have told us what she was en
gaged in selling, only we had to act in
We find the subjoined passage in tha
leading article of one of our foreign
contemporaries; "The King of Siam
only showed himself in public once a
year. Any one beholding him for the
first time was beheaded, and the sec
ond time impaled." We are naturally
curious to know what might have hap
pened to the man who looked at the
King of Siam for the third time.
"Now, then," said a Sunday school
teacher, who was trying to explain a
miracle to her class, "how do you ac
count for Peter being able to walk on
the surface of the water?" "I know,"
said a little bright-eyed boy, whose
father lost a limb at the siege "of Vicks
burg. "Well, how do you account for
Peter walking on the water?" "Ho
had cork legs and they wouldn't leave
him sink!" said the 'little fellow tri
umphantly. A gentleman, tho son of a Liberal
member of Parliament in Kngland, was
riding recently near Stratford-on-Avon
when he overtook an agricultural labor
er driving an empty cart. Thinkingthe
opportunity favorable for soliciting the
man's views on political matters, he
asked him several questions, but found
little encouragement. "Do you go in
for politics about here?'' he a"t last ask
ed in despair. "No," said tho man, "I
be goin' for drain-pipes."
A California Sheriff .started out in his
buggy a few days ago to capture a des
perado. On the way he met a man
who asked for a ride. As they were
riding together the Sheriff told the man
his mission and offered him $5 if he
would get the desperado drunk. The
man consented, took the $., and went
off to perform his task. Next day the
Sheriff wanted to kick himself when he
learned that the man to whom he had
given the money was the desperado him
self, who probably got drunk in duo
form, but was careful to keep out of the
The funny editor of this paper is out
out of spirits, out of pocket, out of
fun. Iu fact, we do not lelieve there is
a funny idea left in his composition. He
wrote a funny piece about our grocery
man, and the next day we were inform
ed that on account of" the hard times
our bills must be paid monthly in ad
vance. The joke on our poultry-man's
goose has cooked ours, and we uow sub
sist ou mutton, and tho mention of the
fact that now was the season to bear
the market has destroyed the confidence
of our butcher in our ability to pay.
Walla Walla Watchman.
A new man has just taken editorial
charge off the Lockhart (Tex.) Regis
ter, and makes tho following unique an
nouncement: "I wish to state that I
have not done this with a view of
amassing a colossal fortune, for, having
been engaged in teaching school for the
last sixteen Tears, I have saved a pile.
mostot which I hao imcMed in per
sonal property in the shape of a 140
Pound Te.xaness. I have been for a
long time undecided whether to become
a mule driver or an editor, and bavin"
at last made the important decision, 1
shall endeavor to convince every one
that I would make a good M. D."
At Boulogne, during aroy.il,. option
some 3 ears ago, a number" of Laglish
ladies, in their anxiety to see everything,
pressed with such force against tiia sol
diers who were keening the line that the
soldiers were forced to give way, and
generally were, as policemen sav. "hin
dered in the execution of their" duty."
The officer in command, observing the
state of affairs, called out: "One roll of
the drum; if they don't stand back kiss
them all!" After the first sound of the
drum tho ladies took to flight. "If thev
had been French," said a Parisian jour
nal, "they would have remained to a
TRADE IN HUMAN 1IAIK.
Cathared From All Quarter of tha Globe
Para whlta Hair In Good Demand.
"The best quality of human hair
comes from France, Germany, Sweden
and Norway," said a large importer of
human hair on Broadway to the query
of the Mail and Exjtress interviewer.
"Tears ago the human hair trade was
a bonanza almost to what row dealers
there were in the business. Fine, lux
uriant hair could be purchased from tho
possessor for a few beads or knick
knacks. Peddlers went about the coun
try with gewgaws Inducing women to
part wita their hair. Times have
changed, and not a woman ia any of
the countries mentioned but requires a
rood round sum to sever her flowing
locks to adorn other heads in different
parts of the world."
"Well, bow is the trade now?-'
"Within the lat fifteen years it has
fallen off surprisingly. Then it was
considered on the list as the third larg
est import trade in America, while now
perhaps it ranks about the twentieth.
The reason is obvious. The introduc
tion of cheap hair from Italy and the
Chinese refined hair has aftected the
sale of the genuine article. Now the
hair that mostly comes from Italy is
either cut after "death or taken from hos
pital patients. It is thee sent to Paris
and carried through a process which is
supposed to givo it tone and vitality, but
graveyard hair can never equal the ex
cellent quality of the raw material taken
from a flesh-and-blood scalp."
"How is the hair prepared for mar
ket after it is first cut from the head?"
"All hair obtained in Swcdsn, Nor
way, Italy, and sometimes Germany
(although'the latter country often pre
pares ior market nair oouuneu mere;,
is sent to Paris as raw material. There
it undergoes the refining process. It is
cleaned, washed, and dried, and then
drawn through hot sand: o the article
is as pure as can be. Now, when the
raw material is sent here, it is simply
washed in soda, and is ready for sale.''
"What does the hair cost, obtained
from the original wearer?"
"It depends on the length and color.
All the way from $1 to $10 is the price
paid for the raw material. We call it
raw until it is cleaned and purified.
Thirty-two inch hair retails here from
93 to $4 per ounce, being graded by the
shades of color drsired. Some haireas
ily sells for f 10 and f 100 per pound,
if thirty-two or thirty inches long."
"What color in hair is highest priced?"
"Pure white hr.ir is more sought after
now than anv color, and is worth its
weight in gold. Indeed, it is more val
uable than gold. It sells at 9100 and
9150 per ounce, and is extremely hard
to get at that price. The reason of this
is tnat pure white hair can rarely ever
be found. Nearly all white hair Kirns
to a yellowish tinge from exposure to
the sun and weather. Ordinarily white
hair has three different shides," begin
ning at the roots, and varying a little
in the middle and the end." Hence the
great difficulty exerienced in getting
pure white hair. I don't mean gray
nair. Gray with us is mixed. Then,
when white hair is colored vou can tell
"What colors come after white in pop
ularity?" "The light or pale colors are always
more in demand than dark shades.
Light blonde, uot reddish, and golden
hair are the favorites after white. In
Sweden light hair is mostly obtained,
and is more expen-dvu than In any other
country. France furnishes dark and
medium shades; Germany medium, and
Italy generally dark. But of con rue all
these countries furnish all colors, but
thoe jut mentioned predominate."
"Will the prepared human hair last
as long as the raw material?"
"Prepared hair will last a lifetime; it
never lnes vitality. The raw hair is
clogged up with oil and will soon be
come dead. The refined Chinese hair,
which i gcneralh mixed with the im
ported and sold for first quality, very
soon rot . In order to rehne it, acids
are used, snd the effect is deleterious.
The Chinrse hair is dirt cheap. Twenty
eight inches in length can he purchased
at the rate of $8 per pound. The trashy
Italian quality is about the same price.
The prepared" human hair, twenty-eight
inches long, is worth ?.w per pouna,
not counting the costly shaded grades."
"What is the matter with America
that vou can not buy the raw material
"It is the variable climate here, I
think, which seems to impede the
growth of hair. Fact is, hair doesn't
seem to grow long on American wo
men, and the only reason that can be
given is the strange freaks of the
weather. Now, in Sweden tne winters
are long and severe, but not capricious
in changes. The temperature remains
equable and Swedish women take pride
in cultivating a tine crop of hair for the
hair-gathcrcr when he come around
late in the spring. American women
wouldn't sell their hair if they bad it.
Money is not an object with there, when
it comes to looks. No hair is obtained
from Kngland for tho reason it doesn't
grow long in the foggy island. The
nair from Italy is trashy', and there is
no doubt that if the raw material was
imported here direct, before being pre
pared in Paris, jt might contain agerm
of cholera, as a great deal of it is cut
from patients in hospitals. Hair from
Italy might be properly deluded with
raffs durinjr a cholera epidemic." h'ew
York Mail and Express.
It was almost midnight; the hands ot
the clock were toiling painfully around
their circuit; the maiden yawned, and
incidentally remarked that it was grow
ing late, but the youth kept his seat.
"Miranda," he said at length, "I have
made up my mind to ask you if you will
be my wife."
"I don't know," she answered; "you
seem to lack energy, and energy is an
important thing in a young man who
undertakes the responsibility of sup
porting a wife."
"Of course; but why do you think I
"Because there doesn't seem to be
much go to you."
"Much go to me?"
"Not much go home, at least."
Ho understood her. Boston Courier.
Pleturasqna Acta or lKrrlemalQ Amour
tha Southern KetUklns.
Mr. John B. Sweet, who has recently
been traveling in New Mexico and Ari
zona, gave an interesting and graphic
sketch to a Denver Tribune reporter of
the "Hashkawn dance," which he had
witnessed at one of the Navajo agen
cies. It took place in a large corral,
or inclosure of an irregularly circular
form, about forty paces in diameter.
Its fence, about eight feet high, was
constructed of fresh juniper and pinion
boughs. In the center was a conical
pile of dry wood, about twelve feet high,
which was to make the great central
fire. Around this, a few feet from the
fence, a dozen smaller fires were burn
ing for the comfort and convenience of
the spectators, who numbered about
five hundred men, women, and children,
gathered hero from various parts of the
The fire dance was the most pictur
esque and startling of all. Somo time
before the dancer entered, I heard
strange sounds mingled with the blow
ing of the buffalo horn. The sounds
were much like the call of the sand-hill
crane, and may, perhaps, be properly
called "trumpeting," and they were
made by the dancers constantly during
the exercises. The noises continued to
grow louder and come nearer, until we-
nearu tnem at the opening in the east,
and in a moment after men having no
more clothing on than a breechclout
entered. Every man bore a long, thick
bundle of shredded cedar bark in each
hand, except the leader, who carried
four smaller fagots of the same mater
ial. Four times they all danced round
the fire, waving their bundles of bark
toward the flame; then they halted in
the cast; the leader advanced toward
the central fire, lit one of his little
fagots, and, trumpeting loudly, threw
it over the fence of the corral in the east.
He performed a similar act at the south,
the west, and the north, but before the
northern brand was thrown he lit with
it the fagots of his comrades. As each
brand disappeared over the fence, some
of the spectators blew into their hands,
and made a motion as if tossing somo
substance after the departing flame.
When the fagots were all lit, the whole
band began a wild race around the fire.
At first they kept close together and
spat upon one another somo substance
of supposed medicinal virtue. Soon
they scattered and ran, apparently
without concert, the rapid racing caus
inrr the brands to throw out Ion?, bril
liant streamers of flame over the naked
hands and arms of the dancers. They
then proceeded to apply the brands to
their own nude bodies, and the bodies
of their comrades in front of them no
man ever once turning around. At
times the dancer stnick the victim vig
orous blows with his flaming wanS;
again he seized the flame as if it were a
sponge, and, creeping close to the one
pursued, rubbed the back of the latter
for several moments as if he were bath
In the meantime the sufferer would
catch up with someone in front of him,
and, in turn, bathe him iu flame. At
times when a dancer found noone in front
of him he proceeded to "sponge" his
ownback, and might keep this up while
making two or three circuits around the
fire, or until he overtook someone else.
At each application of the blaze the
loud trumpeting was heard, and it of
ten seemed as if a flock of a hundred
cranes were winging their way over
head, southward through the darkness.
If a brand became extinguished, it was
lit again in the central fire; hut when it
was so far consumed as to be no longer
held conveniently in the hand the
dancer dropped it and rushed trumpet
ing ont of the corral. Thus one by one
they all departed, and the spectators
stepped into the area, picked up the
fascicles of the fallen fragments of bark,
lit them, and bathed their hands iu the
flames as a charm against the evil ef
fects of fire.
"Were they not blistered?" asked the
"They were not hurt in the least,"
was the answer. "I believe they were
protected by a coating of earth or clay
paint! That, however, did not make
the effect any less strange. I have be
held many fire scenes on the stage, many
acts of fire-eating and fire-handling by
civilized jugglers, and many fire dances
by other Indian tribes, but nothing
quite comparable to this. The scenic
accessories were unique. Demons
scourging lost souls with the eternal
fire could scarcely be pictured to look
A Rich Strike.
"Talkin about awful exper'nees,"
remarked the tramp, "but you never
heerd tell on a worser time than me an'
Bent-Nosed Jack had last winter.
Worsest thing wot ever was. 'Twas the
talk of the road all summer, boss, an'
me an' Jack was noted charakturs, we
"What was this experience?"
"Well, yer see, me an' Jack was pik
in1 around de railroad yards in Chicago
one day last winter, lookin' fer busted
cracker boxes or any other lay-out,
when we got locked in a car. There
was no gettiu' out, an' so we made the
best of it. The weather was aw ful
cold, an' we was in that car when it got
to San Francisco. Three whole weeks
on d road."
"Incredible. You would have starved
or frozen to death. If you're telling
the truth you must have been mere skel
etons when you were liberated."
"Starve! Freeze! Skeletons! Say,
boss, you hain't very flip, is yer? You
don't ketch on. In that car was a hull
lot o' Armour's packet! meats, a ton or
two o' crackers an' cakes in boxes, a
shipment of cigars, a dozen cae o'
champagny, nice lot o' McBriar whis
ky, candy boxes, nuts, raisins, some
Milwaukee bottled, a hull lot o' over
coats, an' merchandise generally. Rut
the boss thing was some o' these yer
oil-heatin' stoves. We hadn't any oil,
but ther was a barrel o' alcohol there,
and that did all the same. We had a
euchre deck, too, an' played scven-up
for champagny by de bottle and cigars
by de box. Skeleton, boss! The only
skeleton we had on that trip was de
stuff in de car when we got to Frisco.
We was a week pickin' out that ear, an'
vou kin bet it took tine work to git hid
in it widout bein' seen. But it was the
greatest lay ever known in de perfesh,
an' me an'" Bent-Nosed Jack made our
reps, on it, we did. Why can't a feller
strike a snap like that every winter!"
Chicago Herald Train Talk:
English authors are clamorou de
manding of their publishers that their
books shall go at once into the hands of
the great public instead of being issued
in high-cost volumes at first anil finally
appearing in cheap editions. The) say
a book grows stale nowadays lcfore
anybody save a millionaire can justify
himself in buying it. The hour of the
democracy his arrived, and it will ut
terly destroy the dear book Mstem,
which has hitherto chiefly benefited the
circulating libraries at tlie e.pi use of
MURPHY i BRO.
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til you see our assortment
A Staid Community.
Among its sister communities, this
village stands by itself, as peculiar as
one can think, writes a correspondent
from Thompsonville, Conn., to the
Springfield Republican. An air of
staidness and gravity hangs over it or
dinarily, which marks its characteris
tics, conservative in politics, conserva
tive in religion, and conservative in bus
iness. Its stern old Scotch and English
settlers have comparatively few repre
sentatives among the citizens to-day.
Indeed, of the old names found in the
town's records, scarcely a fourth re
main. But the old type of character is
left in many cases. The town still has
its Presbyterian churches, its stem and
methodical business principles, and its
deep-rooted, almost intolerant, political
convictions, or, rather, beliefs. These
men never bet their last penny on an
election, or flame over its result; never
peep about a business enterprise or ex
ult in its success. No town in the state
took its polities harder or quieter than
did the republicans here in the last elec
tion. Many have not vet awakened
from the dreamy stupor it occasioned.
Go into their places of business. The
air is heavy and full of mourninjr. You
whisper your business, careful not to
rasp any" harrowed soul, not for fear
there will be a burst of passion, but for
tho same reason one acts in a careful
way at a funeral, make a mute bow and
softly glide for the door. It was all this
that gave some credit to the many stor
ies of men staying away from church
because their pastor did not vote their
ticket; of merchants who were snubbed
by customers for having a light in tho
window during a democrat parade; of
mill hands who were discharged for
crowing over a political opponent. Do
you wish to know how business is get
ting ou. then go to the next town and
you will learn much quicker than to
question our shop keepers, however civ
illy. A thorough earnestness in the
simplest matters of life is a never-ceasing
trait. The other and larger portion
of tho community that has supplanted
in great part the old settlers is widely
different, but has not yet blotted outthe
air of .staidness that generally pervades
Mark Twain and his wife arc said to
have jointly more than a million dol-.
lars, anil yet Mark insists on going
about the country telling how Huckle
berry Finn had dead loads of fun scar
ing school girls with dead cats.
Matthew Arnold announces his in
tention of again visiting America next
falL Come on. Matthew.
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