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vited toattrml. While, .Master Workman ;
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J. 10. Morris. Uecorder.
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of AiilfViir.l .Meets sr.vnxt ami four! Il Moil -d
:ty evri:i:ig at K. "f I', hall. All transient
brother are rcii-st fit to tii'-i-t with us. L. A.
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Wi.Tfliy Adviser ; I", Me ryes, Kx-liankcr ; .1. li.
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Cor. lQtli an "I Granite Streets.
Contractor and Builder
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WHOLESALE & RETAIL
DK.VT.KR IX THE
Choicest Brands of Cigars,
, Flor do Pepperberso';:and 'Cuds
FULL. LINE OF
TOBACCO AND SMOKERS' ARTICLES
always in stock. Ifov. 20, 1835.
Latest by Telegraph
JK)UKOVKI AND STOLEN.
A Conflagration In Procress.
Daysox, ., Oct. IS. At 1::50 a. in
Li k-urneil that the immense paper mill
at MiiKlletown, O. are Inirniiig and tl
town is greatly alurincd.
Hard Coal Ratos Reduced
CiiicvviiO, Oft. IS. The Rock Islan
railroad reduced the rate to-day on hart
coal from Chicago to Council Bluffs an
Omaha from o.'J.l to $:5 00 per tn. AH
competing lines met the new rate.
A Frightful Wreck.
Omaha, Oct. 1. Early thi-t morninj
report reached tin; Buil'mton & Missouri
dopot officials that a freih; collisaion
had occurred oti that line between 2 and
:i o'clock this moinino; at AVoodland, a
small station a few miles this .side of
Two wild freights ran into each other.
The trains avcic completely -wrecked.
One of the engineers is reported as hav
ing been instantly killed and several of
the train men badly injured.
n names could be learned. A wreck-
in"; train was at once ordered from Lin
Fifty Dollars Worth of Fun.
Sr. Louis, Mo., Oct. 18. Mrs.. Annie
Lachs, the woman who threw the pan
cake into the lap of Mrs. Cleveland the
day the president al party was at the fair
grounds in this city, wa fined $."50 in the
police court to-day. The woman dis
claimed any disrespect for Tilts. Cleveland,
and said she threw the cake in a spirit of
fun. The testimony was against her and
the court thought her fun worth $o0.
The woman took an appeal.
London, O-t. IS. The disturbance
created by unemployed persons who fre
quent Trafalgar square still continues.
A number of unemployed workmen met
in Hyde Park to-day for the purpose of
making a demonstration. A squad of
mounted police rode among the crowd
and a collision occurred. The mob af
ter a serious conflict, drove tin police
back. Several arrests were made.
After some further fighting the crowd
was dispersed, many being thrown down
and trampled upon. Several arrests were
A Wholesale Slaughter.
Grand Forks, D. T., Oct. 18. Late
last night the east-bound freight loaded
with cattle ran into an open switch, at
Petersburg, fifty miles west of hero, and
engineer John Strecter was killed. Eleven
cars were thrown from the track and sixty
head of cattle were killed. The particu
lars have not been learned but certain it
is that the company lately had consider
able trouble with some citizens there.
The probability is that it is carelessness
ANOTHER CHOLERA CARCO.
Four Cases Developed on Board the
Xkw York, Oct. IS. The FiclcIi
steamship Britannia, which arrived here
Oct. 13 from Marseilles and Naples, w:is
this morning sent down to the lower
quarantine, four casses of cholera having
been found aboard of her. Health Of
ficer Smith is very recitant regarding
the cases. He says the vessel was scut to
the lower bay for better isolation- from
persons who wished to communicate with
friends on board. The boatmen about
the upper quarantine say that four cases
of cholera have developed on the Britan
nia and hint that Dr. Smith is trying to
keep the facts n from the publrc. Dr.
Smith, however, says there arc no cases
of cholera on board the Britannia, aud
that it was sent below for observation
The Upright Piano.
Don't place an upright piano with its back
to the wall. Sot it across a corner, the back
to the room. Tlaco a mirror in the back,
draped on either side wilh embroidered
Oriental muslin. Group a collection of hand
somely potted Oriental plants in front of this,
and you will have converted an essentially
nsly pieco of furniture into a "thing of beauty
and a joy forever"' to everybody but your
parlor niaiJ, New York Commercial Adver
tiser. Kapoleon's Tribute.
Perfect love is ideal happiness; both are
equally visionary, fugitive, mysterious, inex
plicable. Love should be the . occupation of
the idle man, Ibo distraction of tbo warrior,
the rock of the sovereign. Napoleon.
In a Hotel Lobby.
A man -vho spent three hours tbo other day
In the lobby of tba Palmer bouse, Chicago, I
gives the following statistics about tbo peo- j
pie who came m during that time: One legged i
men who came in, 47; one armed men, IS; '
men who wore glasses, 40; men who wor i
mustaches, 100; men vi ho wore full beards, 50; !
men who Lad no hair on their faces, 7$; men I
who wore Prince Alberts, 120i men who
didn't, 100; men who went into the bar, 110;
isen who came in and sat down and said
nothing, and then got up and went out, ISO.
2ta York Tribune.
Currying On Ifnina and fiwoft Totatoea
In the 1'iico of the I "lie my.
Wo were proud of our foragor. They con
stituted a pickod force from each regiment
Under an officer selected for th command,
and were remurkublu for intelligence, spirit
and daring. Before daylight, mounted on
horses captured on the plantations, they were
m the. saddle and away, covering tho country
sometimes seven miles in advance. Although
I have said "in the saddle," many a forager
had nothing better than a bit of carpet and u
ri'po halter; yet thi simplicity of equipment
did not abate his power of carrying elf hams
and sweet potatoes in the faoo of tho enemy.
The foragers wero also important ns a sort
of advanced guard, for they formed virtually
a curtain of mounted infantry .screening us
from the inquisitive eyes of parties of n heel
er's cavalry, with whom they did not h-.'situte
to engage when it was a question of a rich
AVheii compelled to retire, they resorted to
all tho tricks of infantry skirmishers, and
summoned ro-cnforeemeiits of foragers from
other regiments to help drive tho "Johnnies"
out. AVhon success crowned their efforts, the
plantation was promptly stripped of live
stock and eatables. Tho uutives were ac
customed to bury provisions, for they feared
their own soldiers quite ns much as they
feared ours. These subterranean stores were
readily discovered by tho practiced "Yankee"
eye. Tho appearance, of tho ground and a
littlo probing with a ramrod or a bayonet
soon decided whether to dig. Teams were
improvised; carts and vehicles of all sorts
were pressed into the service and loaded with
provisions. If any antiquated militia uni
forms wero discovered, they wore promptly
lionned, and si comical procession escorted
the valuable train of booty to the jjc-inc where
the brigade was expected to bivouac for tho
night. The regimentals of tho past, oven to
those of revolutionary times, wero often con
spicuous. On an occasion when our brigade had tbo
advance, several parties of foragers, consoli
dating themselves, captured a town from tho
enemy's cavalry and occupied the neighbor
ing plantations, liefore tho arrival of tho
i;:aiu column hostilities had ceased; order had
been restored and mock arrangements werj
made to receive the arm3 Our regiment hi
the advance was confronted by a picket
dressed in continental uniform, who waved
his plumed hat in response to the gibes of the
men and galloped away on his bareback mule
lo apprise his comrades of cur approach.
W e inarched into the town and rested on each
side ot the main street. -Presently a forager,
in ancient, militia uniform indicating higa
rank, debouched from a side street to do tho
honors of the occasion, lhj was mounted on
a Koziuante with a bit of carpet for a saddle.
His old plumed chapeau in hand, ho rodd
with gracious dignity through the street, ixs
if reviewing the brigade. .After him came a
family carriage laden with hams, sweet po
tatoes and other provisions, aud drawn by
two horses, a mule and a cow, tho two latter
ridden by postilions. Capt. Daniel Oakey in
Art of Shoeing Kace Horses.
"Do you not think there is almost as wide a
field for tho improvement of the art of shoe
ing raco horses as there baa been made with
trotting horses the use of toe weights, etc. "
"Certainly," replied Mr. Lorillard; Then
he added, with sudden spirit: "I'll tell yon
something you may not know; few did. I
ran Wanda in aluminum plates in nearly all
"On account of their lightness?"
"Of course; the entire set of four plate,
weighed only two and three quarter ounces,
while you know a set of ordinary racing
plates will weigh eight or nine ounces. The
difference of weight must be jiu advantage;
I should say it was equal to the difference be
tween a man running in ordinary street hocs
and a pair of. light slippers."
"How came you to discover the idea of the
"Well, it had long occurred to me that if a
light shoe or plate could be made it would
give the horse wearing it a great advantage.
1 had several experiments made in Europe
with different metals. A great many wero
tried and failed. They were light enough,
but not strong enough liable to twist or
break, and of course dangerous. Finally, out
of a dozen experiments, we evolved the alumi
"Were not even those rather delicate and
"Oh, yes. On some horses thev wouldn't do
at all Drake Carter, for- instance. I tried
them on him, and he tore them all to pieces.
iiut on a light moving, perfectly actioued
horse you could use them. Wanda, you
know, was one of the smoothest, lightest
movers in the world."
"How is it nobody ever discovered your use
"We kept our secret. When I first used
them Byrnes, my trainer, asked me how wo
would keep it from the boys in the stable I
told him to urge 'bad feet,' or some such ex
cuse, .but it was needless, for nobody over
uoticed it." New York World Interview.
Druidical Stone Scratching Posts.
I went by carriage from Penzance to the
"jumping off place" at Land's End. It is a
drive of eleven miles, with nothing cf par
ticular interest along the road, excepting the
Merry Maidens," the "Blind Fiddler" and
"Pipers." These are tho names popularly
given to tall, upright slabs of stone, the plac
ing of which in the helds is attributed to tho
Druids. Their pui-pose and date of their
erection are matters of pure conjecture. In
the center of every large pasturing tract may
be seen a stone of smaller size, which nobody
calls "Druidical," although in general ap
pearance it would pass for a genuine antique.
It is onbya scratching post humanely pro
vided, within the times cf living men, for
the enjoyment of cows and sheep.
Now suppose that 500 hundred years hence
nil this land should cease to be pasturage and
become tho site of towns and that a few cf
these scratching stones should survive the
general transformation of things, and that
the knowledge of their original function j
should bo lost. It is entirely conceivable that
in such a case antiquaries might trace them
to the Druids. If some hair or wool were
found in crevices of such a stone rubbed off
by the animal in his ecstasy of scratching it
might be claimed as sufficient proof of the
sacrificial object of the slab, to which the
victim was tied up by the Druids and
slaughtered there. Ail of which teaches us to
"go slow" in interpreting the developments of
autiquarian researches. New York Journal
MUSIC HATH CIIAUMS
TO DRAW THE SOUL AWAY FROM
THE WORLD'S WICKEDNESS.
A Theory of Mimic an a Moral Force.
Klfacts of MiihIc in the Home Two
Young Collcglatod The ldio of the
It i wi?er to prevent than to punish
crime. Among tho many worthy schemes
for tho prevention of crime, such as tho
Waifs' Mission, Newsboys Home, Homo for
tha Friendless, Foundlings' Home, etc., muf ie
hay been more or less utilized, but has never
hecn treated as a remedy in and of itself. It
is easy to show bow it may bo muilo use of as
a separate factor in the moral disease of our
Tirst, then, idleness and vice are closer ro
tated than poverty and vice, for, as Kmerson
pays, "a man's daily task is bis salvation,"
and a busy poor man N less liable to tempta
tion than a rich idler. It is to occupy the
attention of those who are by force of cir
cumstances or choice ldio that the govern
ment should exert itself. The Roman rulers
recognized this principle and gladiatorial con
tests, great sham sea lights ami festivals wero
arranged toamnso tho people. Kuroean fly
nasties carry out the-same plan indifferent
forms. Bands of music parade regularly, and
play in the open squares of all the large ami
many small cities of the continent, for tho
astute monarch well know that tho people
forget their misery and poverty jii the enjoy
ment of the music, and at the same time a
patriotic feeling is awakened by military
pomp and national hymns. It may be too
much to say tbat Germany conquered Franco
with "Die Wacht am Khein," but no one can
tell what might have occurred if the French
soldiers could have had a new vigorous patri
otic song to have marched to battle with as
dkl the Germans. As surely as tho patriotic
sentiment should be cultivated, so sure is it
that music should be encouraged. But it is of
music in the home, at the fireside, that one
should chiefly speak, for the hearthstone is
ihe nurs'rry of the nation, the cradle of honor
or vice. Here is a family whoso parents do
not sing or play auy instrument; their chil
dren grow up, and tho ordinary games are
soon worn out. A neighboring saloon has a
fine barrel organ; here they congregate as
often us exiedient. Or some neighbor's boy
has a muth organ; they will crowd around
him, follow him, and, charmed out of mis
chief, will pass many an innocent hour in as
pure delight as a poet ever dreamed of. But
they have no music "at home," and when they
can't pick up some few itinerant strains
they roam about, soon become petty thieves,
and in time are mustered in at the Bridewell
and join the army at the penitentiary. An
other family picture in the same strata of
life: The father plays the "fiddle," the mother
learned to sing a little, and though tho voice
never knew the meaning of that mysterious
phrase, "voice building." yet she could sing
Sunday school tunes, a few comic songs, per
haps, and a ballad or two like "Way Down
Upon the Suwanee River." After supper and
on Sundays the children, and now and then a
neighbor's children, gather around and are
led through the mazes of "Virginia Reel,"
"Fishers' Hornpipe," or some "Carnival of
Venice" with variations, while the mother's
voice sounds sweeter to tho little ones than
Patti's as she sings her favorite song or leads
in some hymn, like "Rock of Ages Cleft for
Me," in i7hich all can join. Thoso children
spend their evenings mostly at home. Boon
the oldest learns to play a flute, aud by great
economy a cabinet organ in provided for the
sister, so that a family orchestra is finally es
tablished, and the years roll around whilo
these hearts expand in harmony and the
waves of temptations beat in vain against
this fortress of music.
These are pictures among the poor. AiiK.ng
the rich it is worse, because the lifo is mora
complex. Take the career of two ycung
men sent to college at the same age. One
had parents who sang in church, had their
children sing at home and even bad them in
structed in piano playing (to be sure, the
teacher was a poor girl, whom they -patronized
from a feeling of charity; and her
instruction was very mile). Tho other didn't
like music, endured it only at church as a
necessary evil, taught his boy that all musi
cians were fools, or worse, etc. Tho first ono
whiled away his spare hours at collezo with
piano playing, joined the glee club and took
a prido in his music as an accomplishment.
He comes home, and the first thing aftsa set
tling down his mother finds hka at the piano
singing some college songs. He goes to
church as much for the music as the ser
mon, and joins in the hymns; is on good
terms with the organist, cultivates tho ac
quaintance of Professor Blank, the pianist,
aud finally joins an amateur musical club,
where ho spends one night each week regu
larly. The other boy is a good sportsman, with a
liberal hand in gambling. His muscle is the
largest ia his class. He knows all tho best
rsmen, best prize fighters and fastest hoi-ses
in the country. Upon his arrival at home the
club house or the pool room is his first care,
and then the races and the companionship of
fast men. It is but one step more to tho com
panionship of questionable characters, aud if
this young man does not turn up in the po
lice court some morning under an assumed
name it will be strange or owing to stingi
ness or a special providence.
There are hundreds and thousands of idle
men in a city like Chicago. Is it not better
to occupy their thoughts with music than to
leave them to brood over their misfortunes
and rub the itch of their poor opinions until
they become scabs on the body politic A,
city band of music performing each day in a
public place would draw to it m&ny who
would otherwise bun mischief, and it would
pay to engago thirty or forty men by the
year to piny regularly every day.
We hire a small army of men to keep filth
and garbago from accumulation in our
streets. Is not the accumulation of mental
and moral garbage just as dangerous? The
pure and inspiring effect of a good band of
music will act as a disinfectant, purifyiDg
the condition of mental depravity as no other
medium can. Again, scores of men are en
gaged in beautifying our parks and drives,
which the poor cannot enjoy because they
are so far away. If the money of the tax
payers can thus be used to pay for flowers to
delight the sense of sight of rich people, who
own carriages, can it not be justly appro
priated to buy music for the poor! It is rJnia
our people began to think of Ihesa things,
and consider if it is not a,s wise to amuse the
poor as to entertain the rich; if it is not wiser
to prevent than to punish crime. Chicago
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A full line ol
mm - JACKETS
FHOM $2. TO $10.
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OVER ALL COMPETITION.
The citizens of Cass county will recognize at a glance that the above bird is a f.'ai
county rcoator crowing loud and over thevictory gained by
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kW LARGEST DISPLAY OF DRY
M I LI NARY AND CARPETS
exhibited oyer-all competitor?. The award is significant in point of supremacy
btyle, value and quantity and will command your hearty concurrence
when we assert that we have this season the grandtV.
and most varied line of
Fine Dry BeoHs, llinory, Garrets, Dooselolfl
To ho found in the citv.
The ladies of Plattsmouth and vicinity are respectfully invited to cull and inspect
some of the wonderful Manufactured Textile Fabriques of the age.
Special Kale r !rcss ooil.Sj Carpet.,
. and Millinery Goods.
This sale will continue this and r.ll next week. Great bargains will be offered.
We are rather late in placfti our rooster on the perch owing to the
great rush and receipt of newj floods making f arlier announcement
impossible, but fruni this date watch our advertisement and profit
White Ff ent
KUO.M TO t.'.O.
Hisses, :: lloijk
FHOM $;. TO
IN ALL STYLES.
Rich Astrachan and Fur Trtate
FROM $0. TO 3--.
Dry Goods House.
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