Cheyenne Transporter. (Darlington, Indian Terr.), Vol. 5, No. 4, Ed. 1, Saturday, November 10, 1883 Page: 3 of 10
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hoping that ovory dark cloud which
passouovor your Jifo will havo as bright
a lininrr as did that of Minnie Orhomu.
Mirror and Farmer.
Not oh lor LiuIIoh.
Nowuiarkot jackets both long and
short arc again in high vogue.
Tho blouse bodice ranks next to the
Camargo bodice in popularity.
Hoop 'oar rings sot with 'diamonds
and other jewels arc very fashionably
Cloth toques and velvet jockey caps
will foe worn with costumes of ol'jt
and of velvet.
Some exceeding small jaunty in ac-
tios with the stylish boullant eirect on
the shoulders arc shown among Par-
Circulars of Ottoman silk or rndzi-
mirsilk are now lined throughout with
mink fur and finished with a fringe of
mink tails on the bottom and will be
as popular as tho squirrel-lined circu-
lars which have been worn for the past
Tho most luxurious cloaks of tho sea-
son are of brocaded plush tho trefoil
oakloaf ball or crescent that forms the
pattern raised in heavy pile on a rich
volvot or satin .Vinoesse buck ground
and are made in combination with
Ottoman silk or satin.
More fur trimming will be used by
tailors this winter than ever before.
Bands of natural sealskin a yellowish-
brown fur with a crimpled silken lieeoe
and natural beaver are chosen to trim
suits of cloth in grays chestnut-browns
or the stylish yellow-browns in dead
A luxurious Russian cloak is of Ot-
toman silk raised in heavy Muscovite
cords as thick as wooden knitting
needles and brocaded iu richest velvet
with a huge design of sprawling cut-tlo-fi-di.
The cloak is litted closely at
the buck to tho fiiruro and finished b:-
low tho waist with two heavy box-
pleats to allow for the boufY.int drap-
eries of tho custume. The sleeves of
tho wrap begin at the center seam of
the back where they arc caught to-
gether by a rich passementerie orna-
ment and extend ueaily to the edge of
tho garment in a deep point which is
trimmed entirely around with long
black fox fur. A wide collar of black
fox finishes tho neck and a border of
black fox borders the front.
A favorite brocaded velvet used just
now both for wraps and costumes
shows a light ground of almond or pale
doe color"with large brocaded figures
in dark plum ruby and golden brown.
The satin or velvet made up with this
material sometimes matches tho coloi
of tho ground and is sometimes tho
shade of the velvet. On some of the
now patterned brocades tho design is
immensely large but tho best dressed
people draw the lino at tho medium
The fashionable choice of tho season
is divided between English and French
wraps. The English wraps are tailor
made and are fitted to the figure with
exquisite art. These wraps are medium
length coats or long paletots reaching
nearty to tho bottom of the (Ires'.
French wraps on the contrary are ox-
tremelv ornate and luxurious made of
a combination of rich fabrics in loose
dolman fashion. They are either short
or quito long with full boufl'ant
breadths at tho backs.
MAT I'll 10 V AUNOLI)
A Wonder t'u I Mountain Railroad.
Domorost's Monthly for November.
A marvel in tho wav of a mountain
railway has just been completed in
S A'iterlaud. It starts about a quarter
of a mile on the Vevav side ol the
Castle of Chillon and runs to a point
called Glion. It is 700 meters (2 -275
foot) in length and has a gradient of
57 per cent. which makes it the
steepest railway in the world. Lt goes
apparently straight up the side ot the
mountain. The descent inspires terror
as the oars seem to rush tumultuously
down tho mountain side while the
ascent seems to bo tedious and slow
yet this is all apparent as the pace iu
both cases is the same. Tho locomo-
tion is brought about entirely by water
power and its constructor is Mr.
lliggenbaoh tho inventor of tho llighi
railway system which has always been
a curiosity since it was built. This
mountain railway is almost as long as
that of Mount Pisgah in Pennsylvania
which is 2 822 feci in length with a
gradient oi 3tf per cent.
"Tho London TlmcfM KmmricH on tho
Critiu'M lnit to AllMTIUU.
Of Mr. Matthew Arnold who has
j.ist arrived in New York on the Sorvia
The London Times of Oct. 11 says:
Sooner or later every distinguished
Englishman seems bound to visit the
United States. Lord Coleridge has
been there and the eminent people
who havo been exploiing the north-
west and we now have to wish a
prosperous voyage to Mr. Irving.
NText Saturday another of our country-
men will leave our shore to whoso
visit many persons on both sales of the
ocean arc looking forward with
interest. Mr. Matthew Arnold like
Dickons and Thackeray before him
and like many olhors since their day
is to make a lecture four through some
of tho great cities of the union. Ho
in answer to a very general
and wo havo no doubt he
will meet with every success. His
going i3 tho latest example of that
reciprocitT which as far as concerns
authors though not unfortunately as
far as concerns their rights in their
own looks seems to bo getting more
and more established between the two
countries. There is no ouo whom
Americans welcome more readily than
the Englishman wLo has something to
say to them; there is no one whom we
are moro willing to read or hear than
Americans. They read and alas!
pirate our novelists. Wo read but do
not pirate Mr. 1 Lowells and Mr. Henry
James. They welcome Prof. Huxley
as they welcomed Dean Stanley. Wo
aro keenly interested iu the utterances
of Mr. Lowell. They run after Mr.
Irving and Mrs. Laugtry. Miss
Anderson and Mr. Booth draw the
public n London.
In sending our foremost critic to
America we aro sending one who is no
stranger to tho American public for
there arc few Englishmen who are
more read in the United States or
about whose personality more ourioity
is felt. The subjects of his lectures
have not been made Known but it may
bo assumed tluU they will bo drawn
from those departments of literature
and life with which Mr. Arnold has
iudentilied his name. Something let
us hope there will be about poetry
something is pretty sure to be about
education ami the forms it should take
in a young democratic society some
thins about che strength and weakness
of such a society its boundless promise
and the dangers intellectual and
moral that surround it; England as
Amerisa should see it; America as it
strikes an Englishman on something
of this sort we trust Mr. Arnold to
speak and to speak with tho freshness
the suggesliveness the happy mixture
of audacity and urbanity to which he
has long been accustomed. lie will
find a sympathetic audience in the
small towns of Illinois and Oiiio these
bleak and fa-ofl' towns of whoso life
the author of "Democracy11 has drawn
so cruel a uicture there i3 an interest
in books and reading so general and
so real that to us in England it seems
as astonishing as any other of the
wonders of America. No village is
without its book club; shop boys and
shop girls will spend their leisure the
leisure of tho cold winter evenings in
reading the very oest docks tnoy can
Tho Americans like lectures too
more generally than we and they are
better served in this way. The popu-
lar American lecturer is more alive
than his English counterpart. What
ho says is more racy more amusing
more animatin.r. It is said indeed
that the p lesion for lectures is not so
keen as it used to be and that it has
been killed by satiety. This however
is not likely to prove true in Mr.
Arnold's case. An American audience
desires to be stimulated and he will
stimulate tnem; to bo taught and he
will teach them. It likes to bo told
plain truths about itself so long as
theso are told with geniality and with
a frank recognition of tho good that is
there. It likes to hear moral subjects
discussed by one who if ho is nothing
elso U tho sworn foe of clap-trap.
For America with all its multiplicity
of sects and churches with its stiil
surviving Puritanism is considering
"the German pasto in its composition"
eminently lucid. A clear atmosphere
they sun makes clear minds. Far
from the fogs of the mother country
the western nature has shaken itself
clos that still obstruct tho vision of tho
dwellers in those misty lands.
Mr. Arnold's clearness of vision his
stylo perlucidior vitro como from the
constancy with which ho has kept his
mind open and has rofusod to take any
facts literary political or moral
oxcept on their merit3. In listening to
him the Ameiicans may bo sure that
they will lUten to nothing one-sided
prejudiced or conventional lie will
tell them what ho thinks and not what
anyone may fancy that ho ought to
think but ho will express it all in such
chaiming language and with so much
distinction that tfioy tiro suro to go
away plca-d with 'him and not dis-
pleased with themselves.
Wo wish him a smooth passaeo and
all success in his interesting adventure.
To wish him a cordial welcome from
literary America would bo superfluous
His name and his achoivomonts have'
secured it beforehand.
Sitvott to Mio Union.
It is a fact not generally known that
but for tho knowledge and patriotism
of one man tho valuable lands em-
braced in Oregon and Washington ter-
ritory would now be tho properly of
Great Britain instead of 'the United
State?. Tho Hudson Bay company
forty-five years ago were very anxious
to obtain possession of theso lands
and industriously circulated Hie report
that they could never be settled as it
was impossible for immigrants to cross
tho mountains in wag.ms. At a public;
dinner given in 1812 at. which several
ollicers of the Hudson Bay company
were present news was received that
a band of British immigrants had
crossed the mountains. Toasts were
drunk in honor of the (event and one
enthusiastic Englishman exclaimed:
"rJow the Americans may whistle the
country is ours." There 'happened to
bo present at the dinner an American
missionary Dr. Marcus Whitman who
when he heard tho boast of the Eng-
lishman resolved that If it were in ills
power to prevent it the country should
not become tho property of tho Eng-
lish. Tho next day ho started for
Washington on horseback and making
ftio journey in winter with froz.u limbs
presented himself immediately upon
his arrival at tho oapttol to Daniel
Webster then secretary of state. After
he had stated his case Webster blufll
told him tho country was worthless
and that wagons could not cross the J
mountains. "Sir George Simpson
who is hero aliirms that" said he
"and 1 am about trading that worth-
less region for some vaiuablo conces-
sions in relation to the Newfoundland
fisheries." Dr. Whitman was in dis-
tress for he found that the treaty had
already been approved b the senate
and was awaiting formal ratification
and tho signature of President Tyler.
He decided as a last hope to call upon
t.'ie president himself. After hearing
him through President Tyler said: Dr.
Whitman our frozen limbs and leather
breeches attest your sincerity. Can
yju take emigrants across the moun-
tains in wagons?" ' Give mo six months
:ud I will take a thousand emigrants
aToss." was tho reply. "Well" said
tho president '-if you take them across
tho treaty shall not be ratified." With
nnch ellort the band of emigrants was
nised and though they were met by
a deputation from tno Hudson Bay
company who declared that it was im-
possible to cross the mountains and
w re almost persuaded to abandon
tloir wagons before this limo expired
sicceeded in their undertaking. The
pitriotic missionary was vindicated
tie treaty was not 'latified and what
will doubtless prove to be two of the
bst of our slates were saved to tho
uiion. All honor to the noble man
wno had tho knowledge and courage
t( appreciate tho necessity of making
ai cflort to save tho territory. Iu tho
nrtl western colebrations it is to be
loped he has not been forgotten.
When lloraco Greeley visited Utah
tin "saints" told him that there were
nuro girls than boys born in Mormon-
dan which they argued was a sign of
(Jill's approval of polygamy. The
laest statistic however show that of
tin births iu tho church during the
la.i six months 1 200 were male and
100 female. Moreover the last con-
sul shows that there were thou in the
teritorv 24932 ma'es under ten vears
free ii'um many of thoio duller paii- ofugo and 2.3 702 females.
Minneapolis is to havo another pala-
Joaquin Miller is about 20 yoars
older than his stepfather.
Deer aro plentiful in the Magdalona
mountains Socorro county N. M.
A scientific wriier says that tho
American of to-day is not the bilious
man of fifty years ago.
Stephon W. Dorsey is now shipping
large numbers of fine beof cattlo from
Now Mexico to tho cast.
In Selma Ala. forty-six leading
business houses during tiio past year
did a business of $11 8M 850.
Ton thousand and forty-seven per
sons in Kentucky tiro now drawing
pensions from tho government.
Tho organized band of hoive-thievos
is still operating iu southeast Texas
bringing tho stolen stock eatward to
Tho celebrated Dr. Tanner languish-
es in a Washington jiil the penalty of
having practiced medicine contrary to
From all accounts at least five
thousand hotels will bo built in
Georgia this year each largor than the
The Texas ranger forco consists of
12.) men scattered along aline about
700 miles in length from Brownsville
to the Panhandle.
Senator Anthony's hoalth is said to
bo still feeble but his freqtmut re-
mark is: "I want to go to Washing-
ton and die in the harness."
Tho steamship Mariposa built on
tho DolawMv has made the fastest
passage ever known between San
Francisco and Ilonol'du -six days and
Tho falling ofl'of cotton receipts at
Augusta is 20110 bales to date this
season while Athetis is several thou-
sand bales ahead Atlanta 27000 and
Macon 10000 bales.
The democrats of Ohio havo turned
tho state senate tops)-iurvy. The last
senate had 22 republicans and 1L dem-
ocrats; tho new one wilt havo 11
republicans and 22 democrats.
A New York girl has four legs and
four arms. The Norristowu Herald
man warns young men that her in-
creacod hugging facilities are counter-
balanced by her increased kicking abili-
ties. Tho Indians are reaping quite a
harvest from the bountiful number of
rabbits which aro seeking shelter
among the small bl nil's in the vicinity
of Stonewall Manitoba and are bought
up by those who havo a taste for such
A society has just been incorporated
in Baltimore under the name of "Tho
Sons and Daughters of the Knights of
Four Men ol Baltiuior City and S'ato
of Man land." Its obj ct 'is to assist
the n: embers and their families in case
of illness and death.
Baltimore having moro than .$20-
000000 invested in oyster-packing and
over thirty thousand persons engaged
in the business is taking measures to
prevent tho destruction of the oyster-
beds iu tho Chesapeake bay. 'it. is
proposed that the peiiol of rest for
oysters shall bo lengthened and extend-
ed from April 1 until October 1.
A smart fih can bo seen in the clear
waters of the Kik at Hull'maiTs dam
says a Darrtowu (). pap:r. Hm fol-
lows the turtle keeping closely behind
and when tho turtle 1 urns over a lock
iu search of a crawfish tho fish quickly
daits in grabs the craw and skips.
Tho industrious but disappointed turtle
moves onward at. its work perhaps
not knowing that tho wily fish is slyly
watching his movements but his labor
is without reward.
Mr. Kussell of tho United States
geological survey who has spent the
season in the California mountains
near Mono lake says that tho lava
thoro is the ro.Milt ot recent volcanic
outbursts. His studies on the old
beaches lead him to the conviction that
there have been two too ages over tho
world and that the second dating back
to tho advent of man on earth was t ho
most severe and most protracted. He
adds that tho signs ol glaciers arc as
fresh tts though left yesterday. He has
found living glaciers in tho Sierras
back of Mono lake not far from tho
Yosomito valley. They are about a.
mile long and many feet deep.
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