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i v' tan ere.7 He km
lis other day about some hunter on the
plains who wm pursued by a relentless
cyclone. In sheer desperation the hunter
turned and fired his trusty riflo at the
rapidly approaching funnel shaped cloud.
Instantly the wind began to lone its
nerve, and in lesa tluvu u minute the
landwape was as leautifiil as a day in
Mr. Betta f;hut himnelf tip and wrestled
with the wcrets of nature. At last h
truck J my gravel, and his patent is ap
plied for. I
"It is a l;ire;o raider hall filled witk
8on cotton tit dynamit, he explained, i
"which will he hnrled with terrific forai j
ot the advai.-cinr cyclone. The eplo-,
Hive will have a fus" to it which will be 1
lie further explained that the prnpell
'n instrument was r arranijwl that it
.lways piintd at theeyclont. Tlie lall
wan thrown after the wind had attained
a certain velocity.
Mr. lietts has had a great deal of
trouble in arranging this htHt detail.
For he found that if he net it at too low
a notch the machine would o off in a
tiff breeze and throw the rubher ball of
dynamite over into a neighboring past
ure or down into a cow lot, doing jjreat
lind immediate damage to the cows with
out any material advantage. Then, again,
if the machine were set tio high, it woulA
not get into active oeration until after
the entire family had crossed tho Dark
River and the cyclone was in the next
Mr. Detts says there is no question but
that a done of dynamite will knock any
cyclone cold. The inachi nes can be pot
on a high pole out of the reach of goats
nd children. Chicago Inter-Ocean.
Trmi That Really Mean tbe Same.
The English language must appeal
fearfully and wonderfully made to a for
eigner. One of them, looking at a num
ber of vessels, said, "See what a flock of
ships. He was told that was a fleet,
and that a fleet of sheep was a flock,
d, it was added, for his guidance in
mastering tbe intricacies of our lan
guage, that a flock of girls is called a
bevy, and a bevy of wolves is called a
drove, and a drove of thieves is called a
pang, and a gang of warriors is called a
host, and a host of porpoises is called a
hoal, and a shoal of buffaloes is called
a herd, and a herd of children is called
a troop, and a troop of partridges it
called a pack . and a pack of swans is
called a whitenens, and a whiteness oS
geese is called a gaggle, and a gaggle of
brant is called a gang, and a gang a1
ducks is called a team.
A team of widgeon is called a- com
pany (or trip), and a company of teal is
called a flock, and a flock of snipe is
railed a whisp, and a whisp of bitterns
and herons is called a sedge, and a sedge
of plovers is called a flock, and a flock of
larks is called an exaltation, and an ex
altation of beauties is called a galaxy,
and a galaxj- of ruffians is called a horde,
and a horde of rubbish is called a heap,
and a heap of oxen is called a drove, and
a drove wf blackguards if called a mob.
and a niob of whales is called a school,
and a school of worshipers is called a
congregation, and it "congregation of sol
diers i called a corps, and a corps of
sailors is called a crew, and a crew of
robbers is called a band, and a band of
liees is called a swarm, and a swarm of
people is called a crowd. Ash ton (Eng.)
She "Wan Heroic in Her "Way.
J somewhat amusing incident oe
cmtred at an English provincial theater
during a performance of "Called Back."
Early in t!" evening an old lady took
up her seat in the balcony and concen
trated her attention on the play. When
ntony received his coup de grace at
tt?e hands of Macari the lady becam
very excited and fainted. She waa
taken down to the vestibule, and on re
covery it was suggested she should leav
the theater. This, howevers she de
clined to do, being anxious to witner,
as she put it, "the beautiful play."
She accordingly returned to her seat,
apparently well. The vision scene in
Act I next proved too much for her, and
again she fainted. Once more restora
tives were applied, and she declared her
intention of staving to the end. Nothing
occurred in Act 11 to arouse her synipa
thiea. but the Siberian scene in Act IIL
in which Dr. Ceneri shuffles off the mor
tal coil, again upset her neves, and one
more she fainted. By thie time the man
agement had had enough of the thing
juxd the old lady was sent away in a cat
to her residence, not far off. Jester.
Shaving la Dang-erowa,
We have often heard that shaving the
face with a razor w;is a bad thing; that
it injured the nerves and caused weak
'vee: that it removed the natural cover-
' mg from the throat and neck, and that
-vltogether it was thoroughly phymologv
seal, A writer in The Medical Clasaion
2iaa been looking into this matter a little
-more closely. By the aid of a micro
scope applied to a closely shaven face ha
discovered that the skin resembles a
piece of raw beef. The razor remove
mot only the hair, but also a portion of
the cuticle. The blood vessels thus ex
posed are not visible to the naked eye,
but under the microscope each little
quivering mouth holds a drop of blood.
Vbe nerve lips are also uncovered and
the pores are left unprotected, making
be skin tender and unhealthy, nd the
rson is liable to have colds, hoa'seness
. jd sore throat.
Dining la Paris.
Ladies of tbe world in Paris havw in
troduced a new fad, and this is to go
and dine with their husbands and
brothers at the Cercle de la Rue Royal.
These dinners take place in private
salons attached to the club, and are the
most select and choice little feasts im
aginable, the cooking being of the very
best. The Marquis de Mornay gave one
of these dinners to several of his friends.
The table was decked under a canopy of
-tea roses, and tbe cloth was concealed
fey field of Russian violets, which filled
the room with toeir intoxicating
4 Very K.aeratlr nuaincut Spoiled ly the
Ieryereneiia of a Stupid Hull Headed,
Humpbacked Whale An IncrcUiulo
Mory of Hard Luck.
In passing up Front street a reporter's
attention was attracted to a singular ap
pearing man who stood in front of a hide
and fur store examining a very hand
iiiio ana otU-r skin which hung in the
window. His hair was long, and hi 3 face
covered with a full growth of beard of ;i
rich auburn hue, which hung down on
his bre.ist. His lott:in j was of strange
:nuke and material, a:i I his tout e:n .-m-ble
wsis calculated to give o:i an idea
that "the wild man of I'.rncn had just
:.i;iiij to town." Theivp rle"a?riroac;!ieJ
tie? window, and liter pausing a rao-in-
"That i.- a very h:i;rls:ue s.'cal"
"Yes." said t:ie sUanger, "it is ver
line. There is in lining that proJuees
' Iter fur than the sea otter. I have
hhwt Ill-tny of t.'l rill."
"Mi;,iit I a.s".c when-?" s:iid tho refxirt-t-r.
" l'h.; sea :t 'i i ; a r.iroanim il now
"1 supjtose they are ahout ail hilled off
by this time on tun o.ist," said the
stranger. "It w is ten years ag when 1
was shooting the. a o i tiuco L-lof Wash
ington territory, an 1 they were not very
numerous then, but in the course of two
years I h:ul krled ovr titty, besides a
good many tur sc.ws. and had saved up
vt-r i"i.OUO in casa. wneu I was suddenly
broke up la basin and taken to i
strange country by a very singular acci
On being pressed for an explanation
l!ie stranger told the following remarka
nli: story: "Ten years ag. 1 was hunting
oil its on one of the wildest parts of
tiie coaot of Washington, several miles
north of the Cuillayute Indian reserva
: !n. between Destruction Island and
Cipe Flattery. It is one of the wildest
and most out of the way places on the
coast. I had been shipwrecked on De
struction Island, and had lecn rescued
ly the Quilhiyute Indians and had been
living with them several vears, and had
married the daughter of one of the head
ieu of the tribe.
A DANGEROUS PERCH.
"I was happy and contented, for, after
years sjeiit in the forecastle of a ship,
tat? life I led among the Indians was
comparatively plcasunt and luxurious.
Uesiiles, as 1 tola you, 1 Haa saved up
several thousand dollars, when in a mo
ment, by the freak of a stupid, bull
headed, humpbacked whale, I was torn
from my home and family and cast pen
niless on the shores of a stranger and
wilder country than the ona I had so un
ceremoniously left, among people com
pared to whom my Quillayute friends
wero civilized and intelligent.
"You know, of course, how sea otters
are shot by the hunter having a stand
rigged up away out as far from the shore
as possible, by setting up three tall poles,
so that thej cross a few feet from the
top, and by building a kind of crow's
nest'in the top of this frail structure. I
had rigged up one of these stands away
out at low water mark and made it as
comfortable as possible, and sometimes
spent two or three days out there, my
wife keeping a lookout and securing any
otters or seals I snot. I was doing first
rate, owing to being so far out, and, al
though several times badly scared by
rough weather and by schools of whales,
which came around my lookout, I could
not think of giving it up for a place
which might be safer, but where I could
not kill so many otters.
The last time I got into my lookout
was early one morning. As th6 weather
had leen stormy I was expecting that
otters and seals would be coming near
the shore, so I took along a good supply
of provisions and water and plenty of
tobacco and aniniumtion, expecting to
stay out two or three days. As soon as
it was light and the tide was near the
flood, I saw a number of otters tying
a-leep in the water just beyond range,
and while 1 was waiting for them to
drift down toward me along came a
school of half a dozen or more of the
small whales common on that coast.
OFF TO SEA ON A WHALE.
" hej came toward my lookout rolling
and spouting and plaj'ing, and at length
I saw one of them making right for the
lookout. I was afraid he would upset
me, and yelled at him, but, whether by
accident or design I knew not, he
plunged between two of the jwles on
which my nest was perched, and strik
ing the other with his nose shoved it
away in front of him, and over went
my nest, landing on his back, one of the
les sticking straight ahead and the
others straddling him as a man does a
horse. When I saw I was going I jump
ed and landed astride the whale's tail,
and uuicker than a wink with my keen
sheath knife I cut the muscles on each
side of his tail, which prevented him
from going down. I then clambered up
to my nest, and there I was afloat on
whale, with provisions for three Jt.yS
and neither sail, oar nor compa.
"The first thing I did was to cut
some loops in the thick hide of tbe
whale and secure my nest by lashing it
firmly to hie back. He struck out froix
shore U made the best speed he could
with his partially disabled tail. I hus
banded my provisions and water, an-i a
I had some whisky and plenty of tobacco
and was used to living in my nest, I got
along very comfortably for a week. whe
things began to look blue. Fortunately
a Russian ship bound for Via livostock
came along and picked me up.
"I was so uncomfortable oa board tiiit i
as we were passing the Hooril islands I
stole a boat and got ashore. i.:.l, ;dt-r
spending about six years ther-.! with the
wild inhabitants, succeed 1 ia getting
across to Japan and finally in a ship to
South America, and arrived here a day
or two since on a ship, and am w. -
bound for Callam count. Wash.. t
what has become of my wifs cd the
twenty dollar pieces we bad when I wen
way." Portland Oruiaa.
A SEA OTTER
TRIP dFF THE
"Iftrr annot fait, when Joy rtows pale.
An! Moih'h blithe heart forlorn;
Wln m.iki-s black the fchinhig track
Bulo llio bilU of morn;
When Faith U wenk. and dure not seek
Tho !vtd'tt idiiilit:;? iluec;
When Doubt :''.: 1;:'. fioai Tlmo'u dork drift,
A wan. 1m-v UiUtcmI face,
When I'-iin'rt keen blade deep wounds baa
From which we vainly shrink;
When Life burns low, with flickering Blow,
Above Dcalli'.t somber brink;
When Lartli'a lat iiirht fades into ni;;lit. t
"And all ia bu:1 a.id donc'-L-ve
cannot fail," and must prevuil,
for (iod and Ixjvo aro one.
W. II. llaynu in Sunday School Times.
LIFE IN CALIFORNIA IN '49.
A Snt of Sorirty In IVIiteb Women Mad
I.ittlo nr No fail f..r n Time.
Life in California was at that time a
wild romance. No words of mine can
de.vcrihe the scenes that were enacted
during that chaotic period. Thousand
of men, organized in bands or wholly
iso'g.i!iK:e;i, were constantly arriving
from every part of the world and leav
ing for the diggings. Outlaws and pro
fessional gamblers opened saloons by
the seoro at every xiint where men con
gregated. Money was scattered every
where as if by the wind. Miners who
had realized fortunes in a few davs
ca:ie down to Stockton, Sacramento
and San Francisco to squander them in
a nigut. Scarcely a woman was any
where to he seen. All restraining influ
ences of society were absent, and I can
not find an expression better suited to
the case than "Pandemonium on a
As there wero no wives there could be
no homes or families. A few stores had
been hastily put up along the shore,
made of rough boards or canvas, and all
of them were doing an enormous busi
ness. The rest of the village consisted
of shanties or tents used for restaurants
and saloons. Human life was u moving
panurama. Tho whole place was alive
with a mass of unkempt men clad in
flannel shirts and heavy boots, who were
inspired with the one desire to hurry on
to the mines.
This rough life was not without it
touches of sentiment. One day the town
was electrified by the rnmor that an in
voice of women's bonnets had arrived
and could be seen at one of the stores.
i'he excitement was intense, and there
was a rush from every direction to get a
realistic view of even so insignificant a
substitute for female society. I do not
overstate tho truth in saving that the
thoughts of home that were awakened
in tho breasts of the rude looking men
at the sight of those bonnets started
tears from eye which tho worst forms
of privation and hardship had failed to
The Christian missionary was already
on the ground, and good Parson Will
iams had managed to find a place where
he could preach on Sunday. One of the
first men who arrived with his family
came to one of these meetings attended
by his wife and baby. During the ser
mon it chanced that thebaby cried, and
tho mother was about to withdraw,
when i lie preacher addressed her thus:
Jiy goon woman, i ueg you to re
main; the innocent sound of that in
fant's voice is more eloquent than any
words I can command. It speaks to the
hearts of men whose wives and children
are rar away, looinng ana praying tor a
safe return to their own loved ones at
home." Never shall I forgcjt tiie sobs
and tears which those words evoked
throughout that rough assembly. That
infant's cry seemed to them the music of
angels. John C. Fremont in Century.
Antiquity of I'i.sbiii.
Probably no branch of industry can
lay claim to greater antiquity than that
of fishing. Its origin would seem to be
coeval with the earliest efforts of human
ingenuity, for the oldest monuments of i
antiquity show the fisherman in full pos
session of the implements of his calling.
and even those tribes of savages which
have learned neither to keep flocks nor j
to till the fields are skilled in the fabri
cation of the hook, the fish spear and the
net. The earliest civilization of the
eastern Mediterranean was begun with
fishing, hiidon, which means "the fih-
fryT' Wils originally a fishing village,
and its enterprising inhabitants devoted
their attention mainly to the collection
of a certain kind of mollusks, from which
they prepared the famous Tyrian pur
ple, prized more highly for the richness
and variety of its hues than anj other
dye known to the ancients. Washing-
Are You night or Ieft Banded?
Theories a6 to the origin and cause of
right handedness may be divided as fol
lows: According to one class of theories,
it rests on an anatomical Itasis and de
pends on a physical cause which exerts
its influence in every one of us. Accord
ing to another class, man originally had
no preference for either hapd, but be
came ngnt nanaea dv conventional
usages, which may or may not have had
their origin in some anatomical features.
For any theory of the first class to be
satisfactory it must, first, account for
difference in sensation as well asin force
or dexterity; second, it must account
for the occasional appearance of left
handedness; and, third, it must not be
inconsistent with the fact that moat of
those who have their organs transposed
the heart on the right, the liver on the
left, etc. are right handed. Thomas
D wight, M. D., in Scribner's.
Guard Toar Speech.
Elmer Young, an Oswego man, felt
funny the other morning, and he said to
Mrs. White, who was going to the gro
cery, "Tret along after your coal oil,
siasy." She had him arrested, and the
court decided that "sissy" was slander
and gave her a verdict for $30. Detroit
tier Changed Kstate.
Mistress (to former servant) Where
are you living now, Bridget?
Bridget (haughtily) Shure, mum, Oi
4on't live any where. Oi'm married.
K&Le Field's Washington
We sell men's working pants and
blouses at a discount of '' per cent.
We are closing; out this line of
crrt t 1
tf "Tin: Fajk."
Urown & Barrett have the largest
and finest stock of wall paper and
borders in Flatt.siuouth. wtf
'The Vair"' ban just received a
new invoice ot iinmmocKs, croquet
sets, boys' express! wagxms and doll
Will you suffer with Dyspepsia
and Liver Complaint? Shiloh s V lt-
alizer is guaranteed to'ctire you. li
C. II. Jaquette does none but
"first class" watch, clock and jewel-
.t t t m it i
rv repairing-, eviiie luock, oixm
street. ' tf
Hair chains, ring-s, crosses
hair work of all kinds to order.
?Iks. A. KXKE.
tf 1720 Locust St
Yes! In bloom, of the most
gorgeous colors, iney win con
tinue to bloom all summer, too, aim
can be selectctl at moore s oreen
House for from 40 to at) cents per
Shiloh'g cough and consumption
cure is sola by us on a guarantee
It cures consumption. For sale by
K. G. Fricke & Co. and O. II. Snyder. 3
Go to C. II. Jaquette, Neville block,
Sixth St., when you want engraving
Renairinir of fine watches a spe-
cialtv at C. IL Taquette, Neville
block, Sixth street.
Baby is Sick. The woefull expres-
siou ot a lJe8 .'loincs leamsiers
countenance showed his deep anx
iety was not entirely without cause,
when he inquired of a druggist of
the same city wliat was tne Dest
to trive to a baby for a cold? It
was not necessary- for him to say
more, his countenance showed that
the pet of the family, if not the idol
of his life was in distress. "We give
our baby Chambcrlains's Cough
Remedy," was the druggists answer.
'I don't like to give trie DaDy sucn
strong medicine," said the teamster.
"You know John Oleson, of the
Walters-Talbot Printing Co., don't
your inquired ine aruggist. nis
baby, when eighteen momns oia,
got hold of a bottle of Chamberlain
Cough Remedy and drank the whole
of it. Of course it the baby vomit
very freely but did not hurt it the
Ieast,aiia wliat is more it cured tna
baby's cold. The team?ter already
knew the value of the Remedy, hav
inir used it himself, and was now sat
isiied that there was no danger in
giving it even to a baby. For bale
by F. G. Fricke & Co Druggists.
Croup, whooping cough and
bronchitis immediately relieved by
Shiloh's Cure. 4 j
The Oreapolis operator slept on
his post of duty, and has been re
Fl'ltMSlliN?; (;!Oi, HATS, KTC
ARRIVING EVERY DA
TINC LKADIXG ONK Pk'lCK CI.OTIIIKR.
Do not buy until ymi h ive i;eu ;ml in-jeote.l
MAMMOTH STOCK AND PRICES.
IT WILL SAVE YOU MONEY.
finest btock of Spring Clothing, FurnMiing
ami Hats you ever seen in Plattsmouth.
OPEBA HOUSE COIROSnEIR,
All watches, clocks
left for repairs atC
Neville bloc!:, Sixth street, will re
ceive prompt attention. All work
guaranteed and done in a workman
like manner, tf
Drown A: Harrett, successors to
Wildman & Fuller, have an endless
variet' of wall paper and borders
all new colors and designs. . wtf
No farmer or stockman can afford
to be without Hollar's Harb Wire
Liniment. Animals supposed to
be permantly injured and useless,
have been made valuable by its
timely use. We are so well pleased
with its results that we heartily
recommend it to our customers.
For sale by all druggists. 2
There is one fact so plain that no
one need be mistaken, and that is
no person can have good health
where the blood, the very life itself,
is in an unhealthy ami impure con
dition. We guarantee Haller's Sar
saparilla and Burdock Compound
to remove all liumors and impuri
ties from the blood and eradicate
every particle of diseare from the
system. For sale by all druggists.
I am now prepared to deliver ice
to an' part of the city. Telephone 72.
If II. C. McNakex.
Catarrh in New England.
Kly's Cream Balm gives satisfac
tion to everyone using it for
catarrhal troubles. G. K. lellor,
druggist, Worcester, Mass.
I believe Ely's Cream Balm is the
best article for catarrh ever offered
the public. Bush & Co., druggists,
An article of real merit. C. P.
Alden, druggist, Springfield, Mass.
Those who use it speak highly of
it. Geo. A. Hill, druggist, Spring
Cream Balm haa given satisfac
tory results. W. P. Draper, druggist,
Mmes. Wise & Root have just re
ceived over 200 styles of hats and
largest assortment of French flower
and combination for hats ever
brought to this city. Our readers
will profit to call at once and in
spect these handsome goods.
Are we in it? Are we in it?? Are
we in it???
Well I should ?ay ao, when it
comes to wall paper, or wall paper
or wall paper, we are clear in it,
that ia with the largest stock great
est variety and the lowest prices.
We call the attention of, and in
vite, every one to come and ex
amine our stock andjprices.Who are
we tnat advertise thus.' U e are the
lowest price, and the leading house
in the wall paper business, the
only small things about us is our
prices. Gering Sc Co., druggist.
attorney at-Law. Will jri prompt attention
io all bBsiDeis entrusted to niia. Office la
?nfon block, Eat Hide. Flattf mouth, Neb.
Trrr.T"T-i nr-rr n r awma.
I". Li I LiOZli & JjilnOUlN .
HAVE THE MOST
STOCK IN THE CITY.
EMTHM - FRESH - AND - IN
We want your Poultry, Kggs, But
ter and your fnrm produce of all
kinds, wo will pay you the highest
cash price as we are buying for a
firn in Lincoln.
Petersen & Larson
TIIK LEADING GROCKRS
Plattsmouth - - Nebraska.
PLATTSMOUTH . NEBRASKA
Oayltal stock paid la 50 0 t
Authorized Capital, SIOO.OOO.
If KAN K CABEUTH. JOS. A. CONNOit
W. H. CUSHUlO. Cajtiier.
J w ?oh UtU V' Cnn0r K' R- Guthmanc
w . 80nHenry Bck, John O'Keete
w. D. Mem&m, Wm. Wetencamp. W.
H. Gushing. ' .
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