The Plattsmouth daily herald. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1883-19??, July 07, 1888, Image 3
r TUF DAILY HERALD: FI.ATi'SMOuTH. NERnASK.CsATURDA Y.' JULY 7. 1888. poisonous COSMETICS. ! RISKS RUN BY WOMEN IN TRYING TO BE PRETTY. '. 'Many IotIcc ILesortea to ojr tbo Fair ! Kk lSlea llng the Hair to Civ It a ' Faatilonabla fchade Slaking L'p Terri ble Connequcocei. ! "Can 1 get my hair bleached heref I asked on entering a well known Chicago Lair dretwer'a establishment. "Certainly," said tho smiling attendant. "Wbat color do you wish I" "I am rather undecided between a Lloude mid tho new auburn shade," I replied un blushing ly. " Yv i had better decido in favor of tho red. That U tho bliado just now, and your hair would take it splendidly. I wouldn't hare to touch the ends at all, just here next the scalp, whore it's so dark." "Don't you consider it daugerousr "Well, I've Lad my hair reddened for six years now, and it hasn't hurt me," she said, smilingly. "There's not so much risk with the red dye as with the extreme blonde." "Can dark hair bo bleached white?" "Not on tho head at leust not in this country. I have beard it could be done in 1'aris, and a lady buyer for one of our large dry giods firms is going to try and discover tho secret for me when next she goes abro-fL" I bXid I would think it over ana would call again. QUITE BCSIXES3 LIJTE. While I sat in another fashionable hair dresser's shop, waiting for my hair to dry, I idly watched a little woman through a glass partition as uho mado up her face. She rubbed her entire faco with some fine white powder until she looked like a clown at the . puntomfno; then she took a chamois skin and carefully rubbed and smoothed it until only the suspicion of the !owdcr was vLubla. 2fext she took a small hare foot brush and, dipping it daintily into a box of rougo, proceeded to redden her cheeks. This was then carefully toned dow u with another dash of white. Then the eye. Klii penciled her brows and drew black lines clw up to tho under lah. Then daintily wettlujf her finger she drew it over her eye brows, the iiioUturo emphasizing as it were tho blackening process. Then she took a hand glass and regarded herself from all poiuU of tho compass. Tho resuii evidently was satisfactory, for sho came out with a gratified siuila. ??he Lad gone in tho little room a dark skinutu, rather tallow faced person; sho emerged with the pink and white complexion that should belong to a radiant blonJj. This procesj had been gone through with In plain view of tho rest of tho people in tho room, and with a serious and Lucije&s liko air that was qui to astonishing. "Do you make up many society ladies r I aiked. "Yes, indeed, though not hera. We ore bent for and go to their houses to dress t heir hair and then make up their faces for them afterward. Oh, yes, we Lave a great many regular customers in the make up line." 'J suppose you have actresses, toof "Weli, not so many. You see, they know how to do tboir own make up. That's a part of their business jtist as much as fino dress ing; but ladies generally mako a botch r.r rtr rrnt: tv mnh rtr tr... Mt-fliv sr they savo themselves the bother and fuss by iiaving it dono for them just as much as hair dressing or manicuring. There, your hair's n little you've no idea Low nice you'd look. KoT Well good day." My Turkish bath attendant tells mo that h Law seen tho frightful ravage which cos metics auu dyes have produced. "I wish la.iit would sea the results of such "1 illies as I have," eh said, "they would not iMmr i-r.wtr rriln vlcmnt 1 nd iiifP W2Sh in tllS s. ir dressers say that tho yellow bleach is Vt much in demand now. The lemon haired blondes are not in voguo. The red Laired fI i.w. .a, jjv. "in wv ms w " a in the dark and turns red in the sun is also very desirable. roisoxous COSMETICS. I know a lady who had such hair, or, at least, her back hair was that color. Her bangs were much darker than her back hair, and the contrast was not pretty. Her hair dresser suggested doctoring them a bit. "I don't dure," sua said. "1 have stuff which will do it positively harmless," ho urged. "Drink soma of it and IH believe you," she said, and ho complied. She argued that if it couldn't hurt his stomach it ought not her li.-ad, and allowed transformation to take place. Nor Las sho ever experienced any ill results. But it is generally very unsafa to tamper with one's Lair. Blindness and in sanity are often brought about by this folly. This has been told women again and again, but they pay no heed and rush madly in where angels would fear to tread. There is no risk a woman will not run, no pain 6he will not suCer, if she thiuL; thereby sho can bo madd more beaut if uL 1 know a woman who has used cosmetics all her life, and those, too, of tho rankest and most poisonous kinds. Now sho is paying frr it. Her skin is something terrible to sea. J'hvsicians tell her it's her stomach, but those who have seen her daubing on lotions, pastiles and powders know better. Sho was a hand some woman, too she Lad no need of these acct s-soriei Her friends often remonstrated w ith her, but to no avail. iow she is reap ing the whirlwind. i kriow of another lovely woman who was sensitive about her freckles. She took some powerful cosmetic &nd removed them. She never seemed strong after that, and died be fore she was wO. I knew another who would taka inlinitesimal doses of arsenic. She died with some u&known stomach disease. But tho saddest case I know of was one of a most beautiful, dashing society woman. 1 remember seeing her one night in her sump .Ijous, g'owing beauty, tho queen of an ice A nrnival. surrounded by flatterers and ad mirers. I did not soo her again until three years afterward, and then sho was being led along the street by aa attendant totally blind from tlie excessive use of cosmetics and, worse than that, continually subject to terrible epileptic fits. ' These are "awful examples," but true ones, tnd still in the face of theso and kindred warnings women will insist upon painting und powder Leg and dyeing themselves. dith Sessions Tupper in Chicago Herald. TUe Victory GaiueU. Gunnington (appearing suddenly) Once for all, Clara, will" you forgive me 1 cn't bear to give you up for 60 trivial a reasou. Clara No, Henry, nothing but a very strong will power a power stronger than tuy own would make me change ny deter luination, and (as Henry turns away) heaven knows you've got it, Henry I Tid Bits. After the wedding breakfast of Prince Henry and the Princess Irene at Berlin, while the bride was dressing for tho journey her garter wa3 cut up and the pieces distributed among her maids of honor, in accordance sviUi an old German custom. A 'CHORUS OF STEERS. Vxa Cattla Trained to Bellow 'Hall Columbia" A Cniqua Concert. It was now about & o'clock and tho sun was rapidly approaching the horizon. The bovine orchestra was to perform as usual at 6, or about sunset, just before feeding time. Mr. Heminway led the way to the home corral, a heavily timbered stockade just over the crest of hill and about a quarter of a mil from he house. The cowboy band which Lad ridden out to meet him accom panied the party on horseback. It was a cool but calm April evening, the air balmy with the fresh prairie air and the faint per fumes of wild flowers. As they approached the stockade melodious bellowlngs sounded over the pale. Within were just twenty of the most intelligent beasts in the whole herd of 50,000. Brawny, big boned, long horned and inuly some of them smooth limbs, sleek coats and bright eyes marking them as crack cattle. They moved forward in a leisurely, self contained way and stood look ing at the cowboys. Six of the latter dis mounted, came inside with their trombone, cornet, French horn, big horns and cymbals. Each cowboy took up a position by a partio ular ox. Six of the cattle were now separated from their fellows and led by the horns to skeleton stalls of light poles, constructed so the beasts faced in towards the center of the inclosure and were ranged on the soft grass side by side, near enough to touch the tips of each other's horns. The cowboy with the cornet stood immediately in front of a light brindled heifer that had an exceedingly vivacious aspect and was very cjuick on its feet. Tho trombone confronted an almost jet black steer that proved to have a high voice of great reverberator power. The cymbals flanked a red bull, while the other horns were pointed at bright eyed cows that re garded the whole strange scene with an ex perienced air and anticipatory delight. The Heminway party stood slightly to one side, tha unofTlciating cowboys, to the num ber of forty or more, in a group near them. Just as the sinking nun reached the horizon and seemed to linger for a moment before saying good night, Mr. Heminway gave tho sIgnaL Tha cowboys at once struck up "nail Columbia," playing that fine old air with much spirit and tolerable correctness. With the first note from each instrument the ani mal in its front raised its neck, opened its mouth to the widest capacity, and throwing its head back gave prolonged and musical utterance to sonorous sounds which, if they were not singing in the human sense, consti tuted something remarkably like it. Tho accord between the instruments and the vocal accompaniment of the bovine chorus was perfect. Thero was one harmoni ous volume of sound, that echoed far and wide with singular power and sweetness, car rying through the charmed air strains of the western patriots' favorite song and mellow ing in tha distance to a grand choral ode. But the most interesting part of the unique performance was yet to come. When the strains of the horns died away the cowboy performers withdrew and joined the other cowboys. The bovine chorus was left to itself. Mr. Heminway drew a revolver from his pocket and fired a shot. A s the smoke curled up in the fading sunlight, the steei-s opeued their mouths, threw their heads back and in perfect harmony went again through the air they had just finished. The ring and volume and sweetness of their voices were now distinctly apparent. They chanted ab solutely correctly and lacked only articula tion to be the champion sextet of the vocal worliL John Patl Boeock ia New York World. The Game of "Flngerhackeln." A tourisi in Tyi'w! watched two hot headed youths, who, having got into 60me dispute over money matters, had agreed to settle it by a resort to what in that country is called "Finger hackela.n This gamo, or rather struggle, is a simple trial of strength of arm and biceps. The tubla fs cleared, and the two competitors seated opposite tocj: other, with the table be tween thenl, ftretcb ouj tbeir riht bauds se as to let them meet in tie" feter. Each, bending the middle Anger into the shape of a hook, entwines it with that of his rival At a given signal each begins to pull, the object being to drag the antagonist across the board. Both were strapping young fellows, each eager to show off his prowess, and the fact that they were well known adepts at it ren dered the struggle doubly interesting. Yio tory swayed hither and thither; the most pro digious efforts were made to wrest the slight est advantage from the foe, the subtlest ruses coming into play, the most impossible con tortions of the body undergone; and yet the issue seemed as far from decision as at the very outset. With set teeth, rigid features and heaving breasts, the two young fellows tug and pull, and neither will give in. Their hands are of an angry red, the veins swollen to double their usual size, while drops of perspiration on their foreheads tell of their almost super human exertions. Watching the face of one, tho observer all at once saw a look of agonizing pain shoot across it. His hand dropped; the struggle was at an end. Poor fellow I his finger is maimed for life; for tho principal muscle has been rent in the fierce struggle. His antago nist, by a sudden jerk one of the numerous stratagems of fingerhackeln has succeeded in unbending his adversary's finger. One very frequently sees in Tyrol a man with a finger bent nearly double on the right hand. If you ask the cause, you will invari ably be told that it happened while "finger hackeln." Youth's Companion. John XVaa All Illght. "Your hU3b&td is put pretty lato o' nights, Mrs. Cally." "Yes, Mri Dally; Lis business keeps him late, ycu know." "Aro you sure it's business! These men ain't to be trusted too far, Mrs. Cally. I speak from experienea." "Well, I guess my John is all right." "What makes you so confident?" "Well, he shaves only once a week, and then he grumbles about having it to do. He doesn't give the least bit of attention to his personal appearance; indeed, I have hard work in keeping him tidy. Then ho won't put a drop of cologne ou his handkerchief, and" "That's enough, Mrs. Cally. There's no female in his case, that's cure. He's all right" Boston Courier. Tho Czar's Rest Engineer. Tho Russian imperial househo Id has con eluded an arrangement with the engineer, M. Kozell, regarding the great irrigation works which are to be carried out in the ex tensive territories in the Murgbab valley hich ha vo been acquired by the czar. M. Kozell, who i9 of Polish origin, was in 1S63 the commander of an insurgent battalion cf his countrymen. Ha was taken prisoner by the Russians and sentenced to death, but suc ceeded in making his escape to France, where ho subsequently carried out several import ant engineering works. After the war in I $70-71, in which .he fought against the Ger mans, he returned to Russia, and as a punish ment for his formor rebellious conduct he Lad to serve as a private in a Cossack regi ment for four rears. Kew York Tribunn. . I1AIJI OF SAVAGES. HOW IT 13 KEPT WITHIN BOUNDS BY THE PROPRIETORS. Coiffures of the American Indians Ethi opians and their Kinky Lock Tho Asiatic Head Dresnlng; of the South Sea Islanders New Zeatonders. Why should savages care for their bairl The question is not easily answered, for sav ages, apparently, care for so little according to our notions In tho way of personal aj pearance that regard for their locks would seem to be the last matter to which they would give attention. But, nevertheless, there la reason to believe that 6avages have much more concern for their locks than we are apt to believe; and, indeed, no pages of travelers' books are more interesting than thoso which give accounts of tho manners and dress of tho barbarous races; for, by means of tho hints imparted by travelers' notes, we aro able to gather that vanity is u prevalent among savages as among tho civil ized, and fashion as imperious in her man dates. Among tho American Indians great atten tion Las always been paid to tho hair, and well it deserves it, for although coarse, harsh and straight, the hair of tho American Indian is of a deep lustrous bluck, and when properly arranged, is capable of making a very beautiful coiffure. Tho works on Amer ican antiquities give a great number of styles of hair dressing in vogue among tho Indians. Among the Shawnees tho favorite style was to clcely clip tho sides of the head in front, above and behind the ears, and allow a straight ridge of hair to grow from the forehead to the nape of the neck, adorning this with feathers, and sometimes plaiting the top into a long cue behind. The Indians of the North Atlantic co:ist had a habit of clipping the entire head, with tho exception of a scalp lock just at tho top, though not infrequently the savago bohu, Instead of clipping, would permanently destroy the growth of hair on all portions of the head, except tho apex of tho cranium, by pulling out tbo huirs by the roots and rubbing ashes or some other strong alkali on tho skin to destroy tho growth. Tho Indians of tho Pacific coast frequently clip off or pull ,out the Lair on the top and back of tho head, leaving u lock over each ear, while ia the south it was a praetico among the Indians to extirpate the Lair on all portions of the head save the back, and leave that for a scalp lock. In all cases, wherever tho lock or locks were loft, they were always adorned in the highest style of ludiun nrt, sometimes with feathers, occasionally with wampum or beads, and not infrequently their sizo was increased and their length extended by the use of horse hair. ETHIOPIANS JlSD ASIATICS. The Ethiopians have no hair, properly speaking, but what answers them for hair is really different from tho hair of the white races, f a hair from the head of a Caucasian be examined through a microscope, it is found to be hollow and composed of sections or joints somewhat resembling thoso of a cano, or in some cases like u ladder with its rounds. The hair oi an African is entirely different in this resect, being solid and round, this constituting the difference be tweeu wool and hair; but nevertheless, the fact that his wool is solid appears only to en dear it to the African, who gives it all the more attention, perhaps because Le has so little of it, and di vides his scalp into patches, gathering up the hair from each into a cir culai knot aixl tying it with a string as care fully as though it were a treasure. J a the interior of tha Dark Continent tha wool of the negroes ii f i equently long, though never straight, but so difficult is the task of disen tangling their locks that not much attempt at oi-uatenoss is made in the African head dresses. Livingstone says that when an African chief makes his toilet, the most ho ever attempts in the way of arranging a head dress is to comb his wool up into a pyramidal shape, stick a few feathers in it, and hang one or mora strings pi beads along tb? ffcade, so to speak, of this unique edifice. The Asiatics have always been famous for decorating their heads. The Mohammedans of old shaved their heads, except a single knot of hair at the exact top of the head, which was left for a practical purpose, the Mohammedan doctrine being that at the res urrection of the dead the Angel Gabriel was specially detailed to attend to tho Mohnmme da us, and ho raised them by the top knot. Accordingly, the top knot was left full aud strong, in order that the hold might not break, a hole being left in the top of the cof fin in order to facilitate tho angel's work. Tho Chinese method of hair dressing is too well known to need description, whila in India the styles are both numerous aud di versified, many of the tribes of tho Punjaub being distinguished from each other by tnei." methods of dressing their hair. TIIE SOUTH SKA ISLANDERS. According to Lubbock, Darwin and other authorities, the head dressing of the South Sea Islanders is ornate in the last degree, while not infrequently their styles of dress ing their hair are so ingeniously grotesque as to create the impression that the ariaugo meut was solely for the purposo of exciting laughter, tiometimes most cf the hair on the head is clipped away, leaving a number of short, round tufts, as though the scalp were planted with short paint brushes. Oc casionally the hair is cut away from the forehead and temples, laaving it at the top and back of the head ; sometimes tho back of the head is shaved, leaving the hair on the top and sides; but generally the entire growth of hair is left upon the head, and as tho capil lary adornments of the New Zea landers aro very long and bushy, the coiffure of a chief generally assumed enormous proportions. One traveler mentions the fact of seeing a chief in Now Zealand whose bead dress was over three feet In diameter and arranged in long cones, the surface ot the scalp being di vided into a great number of small circles, end tha ba;r growing In each twisted up and so cuiied as to form invai ted cones, the point being towards the scalp. But not content with these extraordinary appendages, the South Sea Islanders have a practice of dyeing their hair and in tho most extraordinary colors. The natural color of their hair is a jetty black, but they have a number of pigments, the use of which is well known to them, by which they color their ocks red, green, blue, yellow and whita, and every variety of color may be seen in the course of a day's walk. But the New Zealand dandy is frequently not satisfied with having his hair of one color, and so will dye it in several, making bauds or stripes acros3 his cranium. A recent traveler records having seen a New Zealander with an enormous shock of buwhy hair. In front the hair was left its natural color. Next, from one eai across the top of the head to the other, came a stripe of white hair, then a band of rati, then a streak of green, then a blue stripe, and this parti-colored savage, who resembled nothing so much as an extraordinarily hab ited clown in the circus, was not only the ad miration of himself, but of the entire viilag if which he lived, so that in New Zealand, oi well as in more civilized countries, the adage 'variety is the spice of life," is perfectly true - Sc. Louis Globe-Democrat. WOMEN WRITTEN ABOUT. Kewspaper Gossip Concerning the Fafc bos Items of I'ersonai Interest. Tho queen of Sweden Lj a clever cook. Dagmar, of Russia, Is very clever witb her needle. Ella Wheeler Wilcox's favorito com panion is a big black cat. Elizabeth Stuart Thelps, tho author, ii 44 years old. Mrs. Iingtry now owns 5,000 acres of farm land in Lake county, Cal. The ex-Empress Eugenie has develoed a tendency toward spiritualism. Tho queen of Italy designed one of the prettiest lamps on view at the Italian ex hibition. Mrs. Garrett Anderson, England '9 leading woman doctor, realizes $.jO,000 from her practice. Rev. Carrie J. Hartlett has for nearly two years been pastor of a Unitarian church at Sioux City, la. Miss Clara Conway is the first woman to receivo tho degree of A. M. from a southern institution of learning. Queen Sophie, of Sweden, reads the newspapers from every Euroan coun try after breakfast each day. Queen Victoria is afflicted with insom nia. She is sometimes put to 6leep by having her brows stroked gently with a camel's hair brush. Mrs. Oscar Wilde is fond of yellowish green not to f.:tv jTornorv v:!! iy gowns, and Uuua cluwming in them. Mrs. J. A. Ansley, of Decatur, Ga., has a pair of Indian moccasins donated to her grandfather by Gen. Andrew Jack eon, who obtained them in Florida dur ing some of the earlier conflicts of the government with the Seminole Indians. Mme. Modjeska flew in tho face of tradition at the Wallack testimonial per formance in New York by going mad, as Ophelia, in a sage green gown. It is against all the customs of the stage, op eratic or dramatic, for a mad scene to he enacted in any but white garments Mme. Modjeska, seeing no good reason for this custom, chose to go mad, in green, and delighted an audU-iice of 4,000 by the icnovation. Ex-Queer. Isabella, of Spain, who will viMt England for the first time this sea son, has an income of $1,000,000 a year, but is always in debt. She maintains no liouso at Paris, but always lecidea at a hotel. Sho Brands va;-t sums on horses. Her executivo ability is clearly shown by tho case with which she constantly spends more than her enormous income amounts to. Friends of Mrs. Gen. Logan say thai she hns recovered almost entirely from tho effects of the accident by which she was thrown from her carriage. She will never bo able, however, to raise her right hand above her head. She is boundup now in tho completion of a memorial room in her house at Washington, In which sho ha-j brought together all the mementoes of her husband in her pos Jotsslon. Women lawyers are becoming a power m tho land. Michigan university has already 6ent out twenty-four young wo men holding the degree of LL. D. This year a young woman from tho Sandwich Islands, Miss Alma IIit6hcock, will mako the twenty-fifth. In England there is a club of woman lawyers. It is mainly a correspondence club, yearly letters from tho members being printed and circu lated. Mrs. Belva Lockwood and Miss Waugh, from the law school in Chicago, are among tho members. The motto of the club is: "All the Allies of Each." The trousseau of the future empress of China is a-making in Vienna. The prin cipal court dress is of very rich blue vel vet. On tho front there is an embroi dered eagle, the wings of which are ornamented with over 300 small and five very largo pearls. The hat to match this dress is of folded velvet; between the fold3 there ore bows of diamonds, so that the head dress has the nppearanco of a diamond crown. There are besides three gala dresses made of Chinese satin, one of sky biro, ono in purple blue and the third of ii dark indigo shade. The fronts of theso gowns are embellish with mottoes in the Chinese language, worked in fold. One has "Wan-fu" (eternal happiness), another 'Wnn-shou" (eternal life) and tho third "Wan-car" (eternal love). Iiuagires Himself a Teapot. There passed Palatka not long ago a man cf forty winters who wa, an object of pity, and yet, with all that, was some what amusing. He wa3 eano on all sub jects but oiw, and that he imagined himself a teapot. He would put himself into the Ehape of a teapot by rounding one arm to represent tho spout and tho other to represent the handle. Whilo in that shape he became very uneasy if any one came ne?r, fearing they might break off the hand'e or spout. He would not speak, but would make a danger signal with his mouth to represent the escaping 6team. Then he would walk around, swsy to and fro among those about him, fully satisfied that he was a teapot. Savannah News. Progress In the Indian School. The Pipe of Peace repeats great pro grees in the Genoa Indian schooL A genuine native poet lias matured seven atanzas on "The Horn, "and turned them loose on the tribe. Seventy dresses and an equal nnmber of skirts have beeu tucked away for the summer picnic sea son. The seventy girls in the school at tend to the?r knitting with uncommon diligence, and boastfully declare that thera is not a hole in the stockingf of schoolboys, 100 in number. Chicago Herald. Example of Conscientiousness. The matron at Castle Garden has set a good example of conscientiousness by ro Eigiung her position because 6he hadjittla to do beyond drawing her salary. Thoso who aim to work as little for as great pay a3 possible might be interested ia this new interpretation of business. Chicago nerald. As Chinese immigration is now pro hibited, the Chinese laundryrnen of Cali fornia have combined to advance tba price cf washing, no longer fearing com petition from their countrymen. The Plattsmouth Herald Xs on joying a D AND WEEKLY EDITIONS. The Tear 1888 Will be one lurin which the subjects of nutioiiiil interest and importance will be strongly agit:itel ami the election of a President will take place. 'J he people of Cass Countv who would like to learn of Political, Commercial and Social of this year and would keep apace with the times should -loi: Daily or Weekly Herald. Now while we have the subject before the people we will venture to speak ot our si? it- ttiS m Which is first-class in all respects and from which our job printers are turning out much satisfactory work. PLATTSMOUTH, Borrn in both, its Transactions KITH Kit THE ID nn y m NEBRASKA.