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KUSSIAN STALLIONS T207TING.
1 kir Tcc.-tlar Trayplnys and UVJe or
Bi-lng drlyea bj Natlre Driters.
jrrora tbe Xesr York Sun.
Thi first public exhibition of the
Russian trotters from the Orioff stud
was poorly attended in Fleetwood yes
terday. There are five of the horses:
Hie gray stallion Kolokoltehik (Beauti
ful), the black stallion Lebei (the Big
Swan), the gray stallion Zwonok (the
Bell), and the bay maro Birja (the
Bourse). At the first part of the exhi
bition they were led by grooms past
the grand stand, and excited general
admiration. They belong to a breed
of stock famed for speed and for stay
ing qualities, and are all about 15 to
13?4 hand in height. Lebed is a mag
nificent brute, with broad chest, clean
limbs, and spirited action. His eye i3
bright and clear, but decidedly wicked.
He is well matched by his mate, Le
bedenok, and the other horses of the
etud bear a general family resemllance.
The black mare Bija was first shown
in harness. She was first hitched to a
ilroska, a clumsy, four-wheeled vehicle,
with what americans call a straddle
seat anl a mere apology for a dash
board. Her driver was Daniloff, a fa
mous Russian horseman, who wore a
long coat of blue cloth, with shirts
reaching to his feet. Around his waist
was a bell of gold or bullion, and his
cap W3S of black cloth, surmounted by
a number oi peacock feathers, Bija is
live years old, and is from the Philinoff
stud. Her full brother, who has a re
cord on the imperial tr.ick at St. Pe
tersburg of two miles in five minutes,
has the still more enviable distinction
of having killed four grooni3 The
mare showed some signs of viciousness
on the track yesterday, but was kept
wellinhand. Liketherest of the stud,
she was too fat to make good time,
but the knowing ones held that under
American training she could be easily
brought into the thirties possibly low
er still. Her harness consisted of a
collar, a belly band and a breechen
strap, which, iusUud of hitching to the
sh ift, was bucketed to the collar. To
keep the shafts in position, they were
also seemed to the collar, above which
was a yoke like an inverted U. This
hs'ps to hold the shafts, and is also
used to suspend tinkling bells from.
Lebed and Lebedenok, black sta'.lions,
hitched to a teleshka, a four-wheeled
chariot setting low, with a forward
seat for the driver and a rear seat
for two grooms, was next driven out.
The driver was Daniloff, and behind
him sat a grojm in a red jacket, dark
trunks, red topped boots (of Russian
leather, presumably), add a black cap
with peacock feathers. The harness
elaborate with brass and silver mount
ings, and the team made a beautiful
show as they circled the track at a
four-minute gait. They were not
blown by their speeding of a mile or
more, but it wa3 evident that they car
ried too much flash to do good work.
The style of driving was very unlike
the American. The driver sat straight,
with his arms extended at right angles
from hi3 body. He kept his rains taut,
but still seemed to us much less effort
than an ordinary American driver. In
stead of "Whoa!" he uttered a pecidar
"burring" sound, which may be best
described thu3: Tr-r-r-r-rr" He car
ried no whip, and seldera used his reins
in place of it. When he wanted to
"spurt," he calied out "Ya-he-e-e-e!" in
a shrill treble, and the horse3 bounded
forward at full speed. The Russian
trotter3 are well trained, and very sel
dom break. When they do get off
their feet, they are always brought
down to their work within a length or
two. In all the trotting yesterday
afternoon, there were only three or
four breaks, although in two races run
ning hors"S were used to incite the
trotters to greater speed.
Kolokolshik, driven between two
American running horses from the Dou
glass stable, made the sensation of the
day. This style of driving the Russian
term 'in troika." The vehicle was a
heavy four-wheeled chariot, with seats
for drivers and groom. The trotter
wa3 harnessed in the shafts, which
were held wide apart by an immense
inverted U yoke, to which a small bell,
sound. ng like a cjxwoii cow bell,
wa3 attached. On each skin was a run
ner, hitched in the traces to a single
tree. Single itin- were attached to
each of the runners, and thus, as the
driver held them taut, the tendency
was to throw their heads outward, and
keep them well otf the shafts. The
trotter kept his pace steadily, and the
runners galloped raerrtlly at his side,
seemingly proa 1 of their giudy orna
mented harness. Such a test as th it
of yesterday of driving "in troika" may
not be a very fair one, but such as it
was it left the impression among
American horsemen that the runners
were a drawback rather than an aid to
In grooming and caring for their
horses the Russians sea - to be ruucli
less particular than any other horse
Joving people. Tor inst mc?, waen one
of the stallions came off the course yes
terday, in a froth of presperation, he
wa3 walked slowly up ami d.vn tli3
lane in front of the stable for two or
three minutes to cool off, an 1 was then,
lei into his stall. There he stood for
half an hour or more, Without a blan
ket or sheet, until the froth dried up ju
hi3 flanks. No groom rubbed him
down, or scraprl hi-.n, and the" little
walk was all th3 attention ha received.
Had an American trotter unlergone
the same treatment he would h ive been
booked for a coal-cart or the bona-yard
One of the Stallions, Lebed, became
unruly while being harnessed, and
kicked a Russian liglit-troltin? wagon
(it weighs about 500 pounds, at a
guess.) and injured one of the four
prroom3 who were trying to back him
into the shafts. The grooms aeemed
afraid of him. .
Harry nil 13 Curiosity a misshappen
Tute, trotted around the course in
'csthan three minutes it was said,
rni created considerable amusement.
Syrcca and Tlcloltj.
"Ed. Herald. Perhaps a few lines
from this place would not be uninter
esting to the many readers of your pa
per, so we thought we would pen you
a few items. Syracuse is a thriving
village situated near the center of Otoe
county, on the Xem ilia river. On ac
count of its location it expects to be
come the rival of Nebraska City, and
of course, become the County Seat.
Stretching far away to the east or to
the west, is the beautiful undulating
valley of the Nemaha, dotted here and
there with fields of dark, green corn,
or fine fields of wheat and barley al
ready ripeninsr for the harvest. "Hard
by" on the north, gently rises a chain
of hills, from whose summits we have
an extensive view of the surrounding
country; from thence, looking south
ward, two miles away, we behold anoth
er chain of hills, lifting their peaks
heaven .vard, whilst through the cen
ter of the intervening plain the waters
of the Xemaha gently roll. Along the
banks of the stream there is a fair
growth of timber for this western re
gion. Cast the eye eastward, in the
distance a smoke is seen rising, soon a
snorting old iron horse whirls around
the curve and heaves in sight, the peo
ple are warned of his approach by his
wild whistle, the brakes are put down,
and soon at the depot he stays his
wheels, there to unload his goods and
be again reloaded. From this point
there is a great deal of live stock ship
ped by Davis & Lowe. Dun! & Lone
are the principal grain merchants.
Howell, Demis and Pary are doing a
fair business in dry goods and grocer
ies. Thousands of bushels of corn are
being held here, waiting for the price
of corn to rise. Thi place some two
years ago. was barlly ravaged by a wind
storm that destroyed several houses in
and around the town. The storm of
the 20th of June visited us, but having
spent its fury before reaching us, it did
us no damage of any consequence; it
was powerful enough however, to roll
up vast clouds of dust which fairly
darkened the heavens, and gave the
timid inhabitants a bad frtght.
Corn for the most part is very small
owing to the excessive rain falls during
the earlier part of the season. A grtat
many of the corn fields are very foul,
the ground having been so wet that it
was impossible for the farmers to cul
tivate it; but notwithstanding the
heavy rain3 and the grasshoppers, some
oT the corn looks exceedingly well, and
we think that Otoe count', this year,
will give an average yield. The farm
ers fearing the ravages of thegrasshoj)
pers, did not sow a great deal of grain ;
but those who had courage enougli to
sow small grain, have a prospect of a
good crop. There are but few places
about here where the grasshoppers
have done any serious damage, they
having been destroyed by the cold
storms, farmers and disease. One man,
Sir. Ferguson, south of here, has de
stroyed tiiirtv-five bushels of them by
means of kerosene and the Can field
pan, thu3 saving nearly his entir? crop.
Farmers are considerably elated over
their prospects of better times. We
had a pleasant celebration here on the
Fourth. Oration by Mr. Wa.son of Ne
braska City. C. A. Lewis.
July 17th 1877.
Adam's First Wife's Revenge.
This i3 the old Hebrew cabalistic le
gend of Lilith, the first wife of Adam,
as told by M. D. Conway, in his lecture
on the devil: "She was a cold, passion
less, splendid beauty, with wondrous
golden hair. She was created Adam's
equal in every respect; and, therefore,
properly enough, refused to obey him.
For this she was driven from the gar
den of Eden, and Eve was created
male to order, so to speak of one of
Adam's rib3. Then the golden-haired
Lilith jealous, enraged, pining for her
first home in Paradise entered in the
form of a serpent, crept into the g ir
den of E len, and temp ed Adam and
Eve to their destruction. And, from
that day to this, Lilith, a cold, passion
less beauty, with go. den hair, has roam
ed up and down the earth, snaring the
sons of Adam, and destroying them.
You may always know her dead vic
tims, for, whenever a man as been de
stroyed by the hands of Li.ith, you will
always find a single golden hair wrap
ped tight around ids lifeless heart. To
this day many and many a son of Ad
am is lured to deatli and ruin from
having the golden hair of a woman
wrapped too eight around his heart."
A Biography of the Tramp.
The professional tramp combines all
the distinguishable ch uactttii-jtics of
every ku-nvn class of people, ye;, is
singularly unlike any other human be
ing. In indepedence lie is without
a peer in address, as varia
bly as the classes with
bieak bread in fcrtilily of resource he
whom he invites hi nself to eat saltan
is the equal of a Von Moltke or an Ig
natieff, in persis ency he cou d even
set a lesson for Grant himself. He
wears a mask of nonchalance wi.h a
grace as irresistible as when he as
sume th-? dignity and l e t. i"g of an un
recognized and ill-cotisidrrd inus.
Lord Chesterfield v as never more po
lite than he can bf ; Pi' k Turpi" nev
er mote bold: Ji b 1 iintrt 1 i i,t vi i n-oie
patient. Like Micawl.er, lie is ever
waiting for something to turn up; un
like him, however, lie doseai't appear to
care in the least whs. her the times
contine in good joint or not. lie is a;
once the fit companion of Mark Tap
ley. Dick Swiveler and Uriah Ilcep
lie is humble and proud, a sniveler
and a hero. Garrulous betimes, he is
most considerate and thoughtful at
o hers. D ly after d iv he is seen
in a different character yel he. is al
ways the same self-possessed trump.
He can render himse.f as tender as a
child oi a worn: in in love; and he can
if occasion seems Lo de;a in 1. outrival
a Traupman, a Tliomason or a Lydiu
Sherman, in fiendish atrocity.
TJie tramp, if his disposition and
course of life are not Intuitive, has
formed hi3 cede of procedure from the
gypsies of Old Bohemia, but in adapt
ing the itineracy to the field especially
chosen he has so far enlarged their
platform and interspersed so many re
quisites peculiar to a tour of the Uni
ted States as to nearly obliviate all
marks of similarity with those auda
cious and coquettish people.
At the present writing the Xew
York Board of State Charities report
that there never were so many of this
clasH on the road. This condition also
holds good throughout the favorite sec
tion of the tramp Xew Jersey, Penn
sylvania, Rhode Island, Conneticut,
Massachusetts, Vermont, Xew Hamp
shire, and the thickly populated dis
tricts of the West.
Xew York City appears to be the
general rendezvous, and, during the
Winter the public institutions on the
Islands, the recognized headquarters.
It is estimated that 15,000 leave here
during the Summer months, and re
turn, reinforced by a good many more
country tramps, at the inception of
Winter. This is a f onniJ ible force to
let loose upon the country, but they
wander over such an extensive terri
tory, that their presence in any one
localsty gives no idea whatever of
their aggregate strength.
Xew York and Connecticut are the
two Eastern States most favored by
tramps. Xew Jersey comes next, and
then Pennsylvania. About the first of
June or earlier, if the weather be dry
and warm, the tramps set forth from
the three great cities of Boston, Xew
York ami Philadelphia, where they hi
bernate through the winter.
The following is the latest Ilerald-Inter-Ooean
London, July 11.
The whole Russian campaign in Ar
menia seems to have collapsed. The
Russians are retreating from Kirs,
and they held only one position north
of that fortress on the 6 Ji. Among
the officers at the headquarters of the
Danubian army the Asian campaign
seems to be universally regarded as a
failure. Some excuse, however for
Micheal's misfortunes is found in the
terrible hurricanes and violent rain
storms which have prevailed to such
an extent as to render the tnovemems
of the invading army di;li;;u!t, and of
ten hazirdous. Geuer.il Terg ishuff. in
bis re.reat, has reached Russian terri
tory by ardurous marches across high
mountains. So precipitate was the
retreat that the cannon were hidden in
crevices of the rocks, as the army was
hurried on at the rate of more than
twenty miles pr day. O i Siturday
last Mu'iktar Pasha was only three
liours m uch from Kars, and the re
lief of the citadel is a fact long before
this time. Melikoff's corps lias been
divided. One p ir.ion has gone to Zaiin
and the other toward Alex.mdropol.
Michael has retired toward the fron
tier, and his entire army suffers great
privation. On every hand has taken
either disaster or a radical change of
policy. Some wispacres declare that
this new line of defense is forced up
on Russia by the course which Eng
land threatens to take, and that the
Czar has detected a scheme in Persia
to destroy his army- in Armenia by
cutting off its supplies and retreat.
The theory is an invention of the war
gossips of the Austrian capital, and is
the excuse for a reiieat. which to-morrow's
news may show to have been
compelled by Turkish prowess.
At the Exposition Building, on the
Fourth, Mr. Einry A.Storrs delivered
a short address, in which we find the
There are certain privileges which
this government, called the United
States of America, tells me I may have
tells every citizen under the flag that
he may have: and unless those privi
leges those promises thus guaran
teed are accorded to me in their largest
measure, there is a gross failure in the
performanceof that contract, for which
I have the clear riht to call that gov
ernment to account. If I am promised
by this na ion (ma le so as a result of
the rebellion) .hat in every single State
and on every single foot of land over
which the ll ig floats. I shall be a free
man that the right to the largest
measure of free ihoug'it, and free
speech, and a free ballot if that na
tion which I honor as a nation tells me
that, and I am refused it, I call not
upon the State in which I live, and
which has not made the promise for
its performance. I ask that great be
ing who u I 1 ! at in my waking
hours an I die mi of in my d reams
that gre.it. radit-n: creature who rules
on the highest pinnacle of earthly
reign o step down from His ba.tle
ments n'iion;r the s ars, an.!, with con
quering sword and spear in hand, ,o
lead me and the humbles citizen up to
the fullest eiijoMiient of till he pi hi
leges .hat she lias guinuteed. An 1
when this nation that 1 call y nation
refuses or fails to do it. it is untit to be
a nation unfit to exact obedience from
th- meanest of i s subjects. Inter
Washington-, July 13.
J. P. Hamilton, secret rv of the
Kirisas republican association, called
o i the president to ascertain whether
the civil service mips applied to pr
pous holding "Hice in various state as
soci ilions. The president sail if
t he associat ions were of a social char
acter thre was no objeetioti to their
continuence, but politic m ist be es
chewed. T'ip pr.'si l"nt distinctly st i
ted that n political services can be
renb'p-d by a government e nal v at
any time wail- he ho'd such position,
even though it does n t iu'erfere with
hisdutieH, as it is his (the president's)
intention to forever divorce po itics
and civil service so far as it: hia. lies
Faammeirs Aflnoy I
Fred, border's Implement Emporium
THIRD STREET, NORTH OF MAIN,
Is the place to buy every kind of Agricultural Implement.
SULKY OAXO PLOW, of the Chicago Plow Co.; STANDARD NEW RI
VING CULTIVATOR, of Rovkford, III.; NEW MONITOR, -(Check
Rote) CORN PLANTER; CHAMPION
and other CELEBRATED HARROWS
Harri&(m' and. "Pella, Wagons,
SINGLE and COMBINED REAPERS and MOWERS,
(New Manny. Champion, and others.)
WOODS' REAPER, MOWER, AND HARVESTER,
(with Self-Binding attachmtnt.)
THE VIBRATOR THRESHING MACHINE, Nicholls, Sheppard & Co.
Satisfaction Guaranteed 01 no Sale.
Office in J. V. ireckbactrs Store, corne 'am and Third Stri'et?.
B UY THE 3E8TI
This Machine is Oft sr. id to fchs Public Upon
its Merits Alone,
Liyht an I Still Running QutUti's. an I its Self -Threading Needle and
Stlf-Rtgulatiug Tensions, make it the Most Disirable Mx-hint in the world.
AGENT, PLATTSMOUTII, NEBRASKA.
(icncral HVstcrn Office
D. A. KENTON,
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Iiite of 'l:emial Paper.
licklv cop-.i's anv writing W'l IIOl'T Witter,
1' it HS-". or r.ltl'.sll, used ;il li'inii-. liir;t! y i r of
lire. t"r l.itciics wiiliiu;; to retain conies of let
ters, every i.iisine- iiihii. ct-riryiiien. coitsjmii
dents travelers it Is invalnairie sells at si'it.
Send :i OS :iinl we send ii .'hi :ie book,
l-'tter size. K Y MAI . jiaid ti :iny address. We
refer to n v Oonniereial A'r-npv. Send s'-imp
for Ajrents t ircular. I.X i;i.wlK tIK' Vi
'. IIO le;iilorit !St . nieao. 111.
.1K0 A . KT.i wanted. 4'i.6
For Throat. Lunss. Asthma and Kl;laeys.
forest Tar Solution,
ft cr Inhalation fnr Cnturrh. CoDauaiptiun,
) lil O-.t l.l.'.S. ktltl Ahllillllk
Forest Tar Troches,
or Snr Thmiit, HBrRenes. Tickling: Cougd aail
Fuuly i the BrealU.
forest Tar Salve,
or Jlf siitic Irdoieot Sores, Ulcere, Cuts, Burn,
Forest Tar Soap,
or rtnppd Hands. Salt KUeam, Skin Diieaaes,
the 1 oilet. aod 1U.
Forest Tar inhalers,
or Inhaling for Catarrh. Coneamptlon. Asthma.
Tor Sale Vy mil Druggiat.
All kimls of
Neatly d- Pionj)fl
Horse, 31uk& OxSlioein:
In slioit, we'll slioe iinytliiu? tliat lwu
four feet, from a Zebra to a Giniile.
Come and see us.
on Fiftli St.. between Main pnd Vine Streets.
Just across the corner tmiu tlso fv IIERA1 1
C Bcug!as Street, Omaha, cb.
CO TO THE
THE PARKER CUM.
SEND STAMP FOR CIRCULAR
"The Family Favorita"
New Mode! Machine..
tto Coars, No Cams, No Spring.
SEW A5D ELECAXI STILES OF V00DW0EL
By h rxpiration of ratenta under which we hare
Wn paying royaiiiea, we are enabled to ee.1 our Ma
Greatly Reduced Prices,
Bd as low aa thoso of any first-class machine.
.SEND FOR CIRCULARS AND PRICE LISTS.
T77EED SEWING HACHI1TB CO.,
203 Waiaah Ave.. Chicsjo, U
TOR SALS BT
has come home,
And he has brought the finest line of Dress Goods, Staple
Goods, Fancy Goods and Notions you ever saw.
rTE say .nothing f groccri by the acfc
and gliee fIBl y&n rest
bats ani caps till jmi
Spring and Summer Goods eyer and ever so cheap.
Now is your ehanco bound to sell and undersell anybody. Hurry vp. I want to go East again tuxt month
GOODS SOLD WITHOUT ARBITRATION!
f to 8 ar-S to 7, just as you like, and
Tlae cash ! always caBnieiS ait fmm theu-o
- Ss m lBBtniflatin at flie
As it is ye ne rally our custom to give you our prices for poods so that you can calculate at home what y
1miv for your money, we will give you pricos below which wi:l be lower than ever anl 10 per cent, cheaper th
can anywhere in this 'i y or state. We have the nlva:iea:;e of any merchant inthisci.y buying direct fr
Tii miifac.iiv,-!-. yi have op -ned a Wholestale Stoiv in St. -loseplt Mo., wliich will be a. tended by Mr. Solomon.
20 yards prints for ont dollar.
Uiown and 1 leach muslin, one
Iilue and brown denims, one
lied ticking, one dollar.
Cheviot, one dollar.
Grass Cloth, one dollar.
Malt Shades, one do'far.
Table Linen, one dollar.
Crash Toweling, one dollar.
As it is impossible to give the prices of our enormous
iD)Be5 Gt2m1 B5epai'fnieBBt
we will only state that it is the largest and finest s ock ever brought to this city and consisting of the followin M- ,f
Poplins, Double Silk So:igves Japanese ilks, Matelosse
Zephyr Sui'ings, Law ns. Grenadines, anil Percales,
it prices raiiiiit- from 12?.,' cts. up; alsw'a fine line of IIAMI5UHC, EMBROIDERIES from 5 cents up.
LIXEX EMRROIDERIES to match our LINEN DRESS GOODS. A full asscrtment of BUNDLE I'JUNTS
and everything belonging o
J FISST CLASS
Staple & Fancy Dry Goods Establishment.
We also ker-p a fall li::e of
from S4.50 up for whole suits. Jeans Pants from Sl.00 up. An unexcelled line GENTS' FURNISHING GOOD"-,
tine White Shirts 61 up; Calico Shir s, 40 c.s. up; Cheviot Shirts, 50 cts. up; Overalls. CO cts. up; Paper Collnr. Kv.'
MKS AM.) BOYS' I SATS AND CAPS.
Hats, 70c up; Cars, 10c up; Boots, 82 per pair up; Shoes. SI pr-r pair up: TRUNKS and VALISES, a e
sortment. We do not keep a little of evervt ln'n. from an Axe Handle to a barrel of pall, but what we do carry wo
have in full and complete stock. JEWELRY, PLATED WARE, CLOCKS. TABLE and POCKET CUTLERY, etc.
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LL SI LL
We would inform the ladies of Plattsmouth and vicinity that we are in receipt of the the finest
Pattern Heads and Bonnels Direct from Paris.
We have an Accomplished, Fashionble Ladv Trimmer who understands the business thoroughly and can svit all jour
tns.es; also a full line of SILK TRIMMINGS, Ribbons. Flowers and Ornaments. Sash Ribbons from 50c up; Ladie
Tiimmed Hats, 81 and up. We have a large and complete stock Canvass, Perforated Card Board, Zephyrs, Zephyr
Needxes, Mottoes, and Silk Floss of all shades.
An immense stock of Carpets, Oil Cloths. Rugs and Mats. Hemp Carpets 25c per yard ; Ingrain Carpets, 50c
per yard. Standard Carpet Chain, 5 lb bundles only 1.25.
We have also, for the accommodation of our friends, added to our already extensive assortment a large stock of
Oil Window Shades in all colors. Lace Window "Curtains 25 cts per jard.
We present our annual ju ice list saijfied that our customers will see that we can do better for them than ever
beforeand thankful for past patronage we most respectfully ask a continuance of the same.
Pla;tsmoutli, Nebraska. March 22d, 1877. SUL'MON A- NATHAN.
vljj li 4J lis 0S
i ucludi nir the greatest variety of heautif"! colored shoes for
children ever brought to this market. To he closed out at
l shall continue to keep the best of workmen in my man
LOOK AT OUR PRICE LIST.
Summer Shawls, 7.c up.
Handkerchiefs. 3 for 2jc.
Ladies Silk Handkerchier. 33c each.
Ladies Hose, 3 pair for 25c.
Men's Socks 5c up.
Cuffs and Collars. 2oc a set, and up.
Bed Spreads, one dollar up.
Corsets, good, 50c up.
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