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THE NEW; N0RTIIWEST,2rUUllSIAy,- IEOEMIiEUr 22, 1881.
8HAVINQ AND SHORTENING. v
r-";"' IMWCKLLANEOUH ADVERTISEMENTS.
BARBERS FIELD RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DECREASE
K IX STATURE OK AMERICANS. MV
It is undeniable that Americans are steadllj de
ereasing In stature. There was a time w bed- the
Yankee was proverbially long and . lank, but at
the present day the lojjf variety exists only In the
backwoods of Maine and New Hampshire, while
the Yankee of Boston, New Haven, Providence
and other large towns Is about the size of the
average Frenchman.' .la Newt York, the mean
height of Its native-born Inhabitants I still less.
In the cotfutry towns the size seems to vary In
Tersely as the size of th population, and among
the farmers we "meet With tall and well-formed
figures.-- ,( r.'1 i
If, now, ws look it Europe, we find that In cer
tain countries men are small and in others they
are of respectable height. The Scotchmen are as
loosr and lank as the nenbf Maine or Minnesota.
anf the EnglUhman la ordinarily fully fire feet
ten jncnes nign, except in .London, wnere a
smaller rarlety of Englishman is occasionally
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uwe im i lauvci vu my uiurr uauu( uv uicu uitu
dwindled so steadily daring the last hundred years
inat me sianaara or neigni ror admission into tne
army has been repeatedly lowered. In Spain and
South Italy men are small, whereas in North
Italy and in most of Germany they are as tall as
Englishmen. Wherever we nnd a small race of
men, we can easily ascertain that they hare de
creased In stature within a century, and that this
decrease Is still In progress; while in countries
where men are of medium height, no tendency to
grow either shorter or taller Is perceptlble.i .
..From these data, it is apparent that there exists
some cause which is shortening the stature of cer
tain races ; that this cause is more active in cities
than in the rural districts; and that it does not
-exist In wild regions -remote from' civilisation
such as the Scotch Highlands and our Western
frontier States. To ascertain what this cause is,
should be the duty of every philospphic lorer of
his race. -". -
The true scientific way of solving the problem
Is to And out some peculiarity, either of climate or
circumstance, which exists where men are grow
ing smaller and does not exist where a normal
height is maintained. We do hot need to, look far
to find this Peculiarity. It is found in the bar-
Jberle. shopwhprejneJishaYeLthiimselyest as Jn
1st VtllvlaMil ara.ftlfratl.-4sa Af T tndnn 4 ff asm
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bardy, In Germany, and In the rural districts of
the United States, they are tall. Where it is the
1 utual custom for men to be shaved by barbers,
they are small. Years ago erery New Englander
arerage stature was the same as that of the Mai pel
backwoodsman who has nerer seen a barbers
shop." The decrease In the stature of Americans
of the Atlantic States, of Frenchmen, Spaniards,
vand Neapolitans, has In erery Instance begun
jsodtfaTter the Introduction of the practice of being
shared by barbers. It would be jisorss than folly
to suppose that this It a merer coincidence, and
that the barbers are not the Jal cause of the de
crease ttl" suture of the communities In which
Why barbers should nave this eurious-nddi
astrous effect Is certainly very strange. It mar
be said that their conversation, by Its depressing
Influence, Interferes with the physical growth or
their rJctlmt, but this suggestion Is readily re
futed by the fact that Frenchmen are notoriously
are somber. Great depression of spirits Is un-
doQbtcdly produced by.Jthe.conyersatlojB-Ol-bArjJ.
rs; out tins depression is temporary, and there
not a panicle or evidence to snow that deprei
It Is a great mistake In a young man to think
that he can wait as long as be will before, he begins
to gather these things about him that I have tried
tojiescrlbe a true wife, a good home, And each a
family as he can find In his heart j' andvtbeu,
when he has made his fortune, and can keep a
wife and family! na certain social station with all
the luxuries of life, he has done his whole duty.
.. If you .ask him why he doeskin Is, he will tell
you hejcan not do any better that he can not ask
a woman to marry him out of a mansion, and go
to lire In a cabin. Such a woman Is not fit for
poor man's wife.""! But In time a man finds out
ever mo many secreis on wis question, nrsi, ne
finds out that she who Is not fit to be a poor man's
wife, as a rule, is not fit to be any rpan's wife,
especially In a land like ours, where no man knows
how, soon be may be poor. .
But suppose he waits until she Is thirty and he
Is thirty-five, And then marries the woman of his
choice? One of the first things she tells him is
that she would have Jumped at him ten years ago
it ne had said tne word ; she wanted him to asy
sodreadf ully, and was almost heart-broken because
be didn't. . -
w! think the wisest thing I ever did was to marry
on seventy-five cents a day, and find myself, be
fore I was twenty-four. Very sad is the fate of a
man who hears the voice say In his Eden, at
twenty-two, "Here is a woman I have made for
thee," and replies, "I cannot take her yet for ten
or twelve years to come."
When a man Is saving money he Is wasting
life. Dr. Stark, the IlegUter General of Scotland,
has shown from statistics that from the ages of
twenty to twenty-five twice: as many bachelors
dfe as married men. I was appal led,-when I read
mis. at tne risk I had run in stsvlnir slnsr e until
I was twenty-four. The average for single women
is little, better; nut It ought to be. because ihey
are- not the greatest - l nners,- ror they-ean - not
always do as they would like. -X-
So, young man, If you have been watting, show
your grit, and go right away and. pop the question,
and this lecture will prove the iet sermon you
ever heard In your life. Kobejrf Cotlyer.
From the Oreaonian i There Is no end to the
nonsense talked and written about the extrava
gance of women in dress. Women dress to please.
They know what will do It, and never make any
mistakes in this matter. They will wear simple
thlmrs. Almost every nreacher of blalnness and
simplicity of dress for women will turn around to
look at, if he does not turn and follow, a stylishly
dressed woman, especially if her dress Is-a little
I , 'stunning' and loud, while women with prettier
acva aim purer ucaris uaaa cuurciy unugiiceu.
We may safely blame our own depravity rather
than woman's extravagance ror the fashions or
the day, and women are quick to see' it through
all pretense.", ' .
sion of spirits, to whatever cause It. may be due,
erer affects the stature of the person afflicted.
Neither will it do to say mat tonic Interferes
with the growth of anything -not even of hair.
Toole Is physically harmless. ' It consists merely
of water mixed with a little alcohol and some in
nocent coloring matter, and perfumed according
to the barber's taste. How can such a mixture
hinder the growth of a man's legs or prevent the
due expansion of his chest T The evihvof tonic
are great, but they are confined to the pocket and
the morals, and It Is Impossible to believe that
any man has been made an inch shorter or taller
But If we eliminate from the problem both the
conversation and the tonlo of barbers, what re
mains In connection with the act of being shaved
by A barber to which we can attribute the pro
gressive shortening of men ? To this question no
answer cato as yet oe returned. Perhaps years of
careful Investigation will be required beiore the
desired answer is found. Of the shortening Influ
ence of barbers there Is no room for doubt, and
the remedy, to-wit, the extermination of barbers,
Is self-evident 5 but we must sadly confess that
wherein the shortening Influence of barbers con
sists we have not the slightest idea AVw York
Edward-Davlee-arrlved -destitute at Ohkosh,
?1M- m. ...I Ih.t tm hail Anm fwim WlM lr
seek his fortune in America. He protested that
he did not mind privation for himself, but felt
- Jceenl y f orh is . w i U-Aad-o hi Ui re n. w horn- be h ad
left behind. He had not been able to lend them
any money, and feared they would starve. The
-Welsh people of Osbkosh obtained employment
for him, and he soon became popular among
them, singing In their church choir, and taking
an active part In religious affairs. His new friends
raised S200 br subscription to bring erer Ms fam
ily, and kept ths matter from hlmjn order that
he might be agreeably surprised. He was sur
prised, Indeed, but not pleasurably, by the arrival
-of his wife, for hehad deserted -her to elope with
another woman, and had made all the arrange
ments to Introduce the latter at Oshkosh as bis
only consort. ' ' ' ' ' ' "
J. B. Gsrrlson A Co.,of the "Ladles Emporium
and Lace House," 167 Third street, near Yamhill,
have received a fine assortment of real and cheap
laces and embroideries for the holidays, which
they will sell at the lowest possible prices.
Bronte Clocks and Statues, at the Dollar Store.
Mlss Csmpbelir an English lady, called "the
Queen of Corsica." has built a cbu rcH at Alacclo.
and rules her chaplain with almost feudal tyranny.
It the sermon Is too long, a large watch is drawn
out or her pocket and' held over her head until a
conclusion Is nut to the Irksome discourse, to the
innirrmmi of llisTTmiim imiTTuii ainPlTrn mT hi
tnrt nf th .Hiiliia .-.T-
Having transferred my asrencv of the New Home
and Crowu. HjrlugachlHee-to-MrrJohnIlGar
rlson. 167 Third street. rortlaniLOreiron. I take
this method tolnfoftn ray natrons and the general
yiblls-where-theso exeellent-maehlnes tnay be-
lound hereafter. J ' - - ji. t. jicpbon.
and. Hall Lamps, at the
E. A. 8W0PE A CO.
109 FRONT STREET.
ORECOn TRAKIFER COUPANY.
Oonoral Forwarding and jDomrnlsslon.
Prolcbt and Ban forward h! and dvlivored wlth dis
patch. PUnoa and Purnltur mored. Orders for Hacks
promptly attended to, Day or Might.
1 eUaek BUU Vatosi Bleesu Lw
' Mark. Care of a T. Co.
cil paiti::, cn:sAYi:: a3 c:;n::si
eaeaeeyOs BpA1AS W eeees
VIC TOR VOX IT 12 Y,-
Pleiare Trmwmm Maker. ,
Praraee Made to Oder. Old rramoe IWIIlt. Black Wal
nut uonipoaiuon urnamcnu IT ea.
Orders by mall Immediately attended to.
a - .
Oflfi week In your own town.
ouu GTerytninc now.
11 outfit fre. No rUk.
rapltal niH rwulrtnl. We will
furnish you everything. - Many are maklnc fortunes. La4
die make a much as men. and bora and cTrla make rreitt
make ftrfal bay all ine unit you won, write lor particulars
-to-HrHatrtiHt f a V; l'vitaud.-Srstmc-
UDE HODE PILLO,
Manufacturers and Direct
THE LAHGEST ASSORTMENT
'- - a-. ' i
THE LOWEST , PRICES. 7Z.
' SIAKOlfDS, " WATCfflES,
DIAMOTOS. : v7 i WATCHE9.
LIAMOUDS " . " WATCHES,
- JEWELRT, CLOCKS;
I JEWEIEY, CL0CE8,
- OPTICAL GOQDS, ETC.
CAL GOODS, ETC.
HEIIRICHSEN & GRE E N BE R G ,
149 Firfi.Street, Portland, Or.
r. O. Box 105.
Bayers of Holiday Articles irfy, And
onr stock of
0RY 4-FURNISHING GOODS
, Unnraally Complete, A
With IM Q6it deiirble'styles and
qualities of ererythin; in
our lino, and at
OLiDS & KING,
- .186 First StreeCT i
BETWEEN YAMHILL AND TAYLOC
r or. OHAIIXES HOTXX, .
Cerer Froa d ' MorrtWa HUIa, Portlaaid,
(On the European Plan)
(Late of the Arcade, Racramento). "irwvi,
rpilW HOTEL 1H T110ROUOIILY El RE-PROOF, AND
m. ninuum iju ricraniir rurnianea suite ana uncle rMnii.
whlVh hare been re titled and rerurnlahed In modern style.
Free Coach to and from all trains and boats.
JOHIX A. BECK,
The Front-otreet Jeweler,
AS Jl'HT RECEIVED FROM THE KAAT A LARUE
Which Willie sold at
REMARKABLY IX) W FIGUREa
CalTand see Mm before pnrchsiiiy prewnta:
FOR THE HOLIDAYS !
Crockery, Plated Ware,
Glaco Ware. Vaceo,
Toilet Scto, Etc.- -7
OLDS & SUMMERS,
TJo. 183 First Street.
GARRISON'S SEWINQ KMCHINE STORE,
1ST Third aevr Taaaklll. rwrtlaanl. Or.
I an uTa
"""Jf Af ent for Ihe RoY ALlT. JOHN and H0U8R
Dealer In alTklada nf Needlaa. Dlla And Aliukn.m. fn
Bewlng Machines, Milk Threadete. eel
LEGAL ADVERTISEMENTS. .
Everytliliic Beautiful Imaginable !
Gold Ornamenting and Re-gildinQ !
Only Firtt-Clasa Gilder in Oregon I
Largest Stock of Christmas Cards,1 Li
rancy Goods and Engravings J
Pictures Framed for Less Honey
than Elsewhere in Oregon!
i 163 Til rt St, cor. Morrison.
Ofl ACCOUNT OF-CHANGE III FIBL1,
Fiohel & Roberto
WILL orrER. rXTIL JAHl'ARY lit.
Fine Clothing. ,:
Hato and Capo,
r- xne very uppornuuiy to rarcnase
EXTRA QUALITY OF CLOTHING
, ATTEST LOW riH'EH.
; . ' ' . . -- " . ' -
FIHHEL Sc, ROUERT8,
Cornerrirtt snt Aldar Straata. , ,; -
HOHE nUTUU iriSHRnMCF M
J. E.rHOVOIITON, Presn.
L. L HAKE 11, Wte-1
CIIAH. K. STORYBee'
7IA01I.L.O'l Ag'U '
A la, Jaaaiarjr 1. ISS1....
Saralas far JTalley Haiders..............
IffCOIXE, 12 K05TES,: I340.64L00. a
CEO. L. STORY,
luHW OreaJ Wsfcla;taai vutel Idaita.
- - Corner rl rst and HUrk streets, Portland.
D. B. Brail. Jr.. Haelal Avesit. - ael
Just received, by
No. 27 Washington Street
WEW rSXEBIClI BOXXCTa. HEW lLVBAOE.
HEW Tl'BBAXH, MEW SBHAHEXTK.
HEW PLlBHEn, HEW JET rUIWEKS.
' HEW JET TEATUEBA.
, BACAB PATTEBHB.
"I TAVINU PU.RCII ARKli mOM S. LI PM AH A CO. TH E
J.JL Arencjr of Hie relcbratd Batar latterns for the entire
Block oo hand. a. K. WKHT.
Refenina; to the above, we LaaVnlaa its In Mmmnisiniia
1K U-4Htmmmr-nd frtrndwta Mm. -ArTr.""Wrt Tor thS"
celebrated Ilasar PaUerns. H. Ui'MAN A CO.
trsz: noan pills.
-THE PORTLANO LISXARY ASSOCIAnON.v
Rooms Cornsr of First and Stark St roots
(Over Ladd A Til ton's Dank).
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' ' ' ' ' ' AXD..... I
OVLK USE llUNDRK0T'ArERJr-AXD-AOA2IN ES.
MEMBERSHIP FRCC TO ALL. '
w9.MT?ILPCE8. tUOO-PATABLE, QUARTKRLY. ---
x,VlT. VT7rHi,X d F- a "nyler. Jr., M. P. Heady.
H. Mr . Oorboet, W H Hrackett, A. C OlbU, d 11. Lewis, M.
W. Kechhrliupr, H. Kalllna;, UBIym. .
r?rr.,?"MmUhew p- lsT. President: II. FaHlnr,
Vlre-IYeaWent; I. C Hr h u jr I er, J r., Trraau rer 5 M. W. Keen-
Dfltllfr.C fHTMl nainrtlnsr sUaprstfapw IUum a n..a 1 wM - a
. B . - - -v j 1 aa. as 1 w a van a as VI Si leiu
and Recording Heoretary. . . '
IX TQT1 bo"lnM'" now before the public Yon can make
.. win.iu.iiiutic 1 uu can maav
monev faatralwork ff.r m ih.n.i...ihi.
tar. Capital not required. We will start you. 112 a day
and apward made al home by the induatrlnua. Men. worn
Tfir L and rlrls wanted everj where to work for ua. Now
hole time to llibuain-aa. You can live athome and do
No bne can fail to
rapidly and bwnorahly.
-rajWS-rin- pay rou hearly aa welir
make enormous pay by enractns; at
and terma free. Money tnade easily,
Auureea lava m. Co., Aucuaia,