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VOLUME XIII. V
PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, AUGUST T0, 1S77.
Extra of ',' of tl'C HriiAi.D for sale lv .. I.
nuiijr, Fosloiri.-e news (iriMit, am) O. F.'Johu
son.emner of -Main ami l iiili streets.
OF PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA,
TOOTLE, IIAWA A CLAUK,
.lOHX KlTZf. KUAL.D. .
E. ;. DOVEY,
A. W. .Mr La ion LIN.
JONH O EOLKKE
. . . . Assistant Cashier.
This Bank I3 now open for hnoiness at their
new room, eorner Main and Sixth streets, and
is prepared to transact a general
Stocks, Bonds, Gold. Government and Local
F.OUGHT AND SOLD.
Dojjosit.i Here teed and Interest Allow
ed on 2' imp Certiirates.
AvailaMe in anv part of the I'nif el States and
In all the Prineipal Towns and Cities
AREXTS roil THE
Inman Line and Allan Line
Person wishing to bring out their friends from
l'L'ni'HASE TICKKTS ri!OM t'S
Thro 11 s h to IMattmnoatli.
1 1 i
Excelsior Barber Shop.
J. O. BOONE,
Zlain Street, opposite Smuidtrs House.
SliaviJiS and Mia m poo in sr.
ESPECIAL ATTENTION CIVEN TO
fulling Cliildren'siiiitl Ladles
CALL AND SEE LOONE, CENTS,
And (5-t a lio'ino in a
Keeps one of the
PALACE BILLIARD HALL.
(Main St., east of Eirst Nat. P.ank.)
MY BAH IS SUITI.1KO WITH TIIK
BEST WINES, LIQUORS,
r O V X I K Y
Machine Shops I
Kepatrer of Sttam Enjinf, Boihrs,
Saw and Grist ZlilU
UAS AX KTKAJI FITTl-;C.!.
V"rnuht Inn Piie. F.i- e and Lift I'ipes i.Steani
G iu's. Safet v-Valv (;ivernor4.;.:id all
kinds of Pr.iss Engine I"ittinys.
repaired oil short notlvo.
FARM M ACHINEK1
i:,paired on Short Notice.
Cz?i tilicay he futind at Halt's Old
fttind. reedy to stll the bint J feats.
YOUNG Inn s fre-li fat cattle, sheep, ho? Jte.
tlii-eet from the fanners every day, and his
meats are always "od.
C.-lAfL', FISH, JIXI) FOWL, E.V SEA SOX"
ETC., ETC., ETC.
One Door East of the rcst-Offlce, Plattsmouth,
... : o :
ritictical Workers In
SHEET IJiOX, ZfXC, TIN. BRA
ZtERY, cfc ifc.
Lanre a-Mortment of Hard an A Soft
Wood and Coal Stoves for
HEATING OH C00KIXG.
Alwavs on Hand.
Every variety of 'Tin. S'.ieot Iron, and Zinc
Work, kept in Stuck.
MAKING AND REPAIRING,
Done on Short Notice.
tSrErEM'THIXG WARRANTED ! .'J
- PRICED LOW OOWX.
Klt SAGE BROS.
.Magniflrent It ran 'Svxv s..
osewooil I'laii'is only j'17. must
nnn 1 imrt . . .. -' .
UnunilCSeisrlit rim,.!, little iimciI f'nmt
HOOonly li 1. I'arior Orpine 2 .stons sr.!
ijtoiis '.r, 12 Hiops only 75. N.-arlv new 4 Set
Leert 12 Stop Sub La.vs and C0110I. r 'Oi !r;n 5".
cost over :lv. Lowest pi ices ever otlere.l sent
on 15 day te.st tri:il Vimi ;ik, wbv I oj'or so
cheap? I answer Hard Times. (MK) employ
ees iniiHt have woi-K. ilesnlt of war commenc
ed on me by t lie iiotifipolit-. P.attle r:i "i utr
I artieuhirs free. Atldr. -s flauirl '. IJeattv.
llasliinston, fw Jersey. aotl
C FANCY CARDS all newtvles with name. 10
fcJet.s. post paid..J.P..lIu!-ted.'Nassau.Co. N. V.
tlZZZZ Zlefist Is
itiurn It okc 'oral
i-rt, Ereirpia asi
rctdiet. E?:ri. Sent
Fcrpiii to wy reiic?
:i ua 1 aper i:r z-
cet'.s. Ttreo Sett fw
SO ees:. In Cur
rency or Mninpp,
1 a Tunaicna.
:1 ThrUiz! lELIClTS FCZ II!
.MKN Ajjciitrt u anted for the
Ry the eminent tu I. ItrncUett. Unfolds tlie
ftrane mim-iiiI. political, and reliarionx.
peculiarities and liistory of the TiiiMiiiim and
I'url;. cause of t lie w;ir,mf;Wy intrrextmit stake ;
Jiiorajiliies of JCulrrx, etc, richly illustrat
ed. For terms, address quickly, IM'lfUAKD
L1SOS., l'ub., 30 I-iSalle St., Cliiea'o. Ills.
ACRE AT OFFER!! ZZ? "
llai-.t 1 imcM lino-e t I4M M AMIS .V
OIKaA.VM.nrw and -iecoml-liariil of II riot
clans makers including H A IT.HH' nt
lower prircs fir easli or Inisttil InieutN r
to let until paid Tor than ever before of
fered. IVATI'lllM' KAM S)l.ltE
and I'l'ltMIIT l3AVO. A l OK-
J tx iixi M i.; Tiii'.iic m:u
MOi'VF.Aiilt AMI IEOI llOILi are the
II EST .tl A I K. 7 0etHve I'i.isin ) 1 50.
7 l-;t do IW not u .-! ti year. stop
OrsansK.)0 4 Mlovs J54. 7 !StoiH iSiH. H
Nloi-7.. lOStdiisSSS. lttoiiMlOO
caxli.niit Mixed n ear. in perfect order
rmd ivnrranted. MM 1 l,an! TKA VKIi
I(;AM:Tn W.WTKIl. lilnistrated
Catalogues JIailed. A liberal discount to teach
ers, minister, churches. tc. Sheet music at half
price. HOICACK WATEKS & SONS. Manufac
turers and dealers, 40 East, llth St., near Lroad
way New York. 21tl
ONLY FIVE DOLLARS
FOR AN ACRE!
Of the best land in AMERICA near the ort'Jt
I'.NHI.N I'ACIKK,- RA1LROAP. i
A FAttftl FOR 520U4
In eay ayi:ients wltlt low rate
SECURE IT NOW.'!!
Full informal ion nent free, address,
O. IIAYIM. Land Aiieut. V. T. IL
OMAHA. Null. f
DR. JAS. CHARLES
No.2;;' and :
?i?3reeryalioi of the Xalurnl Teeth
Oldest p'tt' ib iny Dentist in the Oit.ip,
J. G- CHAMBERS, .(
Manufacturer of and Dealer in
ETC., ETC., ETC. ; ,
Done with Neatness! Dispatch.
The onlv place in town where "Turley's pat
ent self adjustable horse ollars are sohU"
HO FOR THE
E2acls Mills I
XV II O I. ESA I. K 1. 1 1 1 ' O It
ao en; A II STORE,
J"fT"Mr';UI RE'S old stand still kept open by
CIGARS, TOBACCOS, tCC, WHOLE
SALE tt- RETAIL.
Good Goods, Buy Largely
And invite trade to call and examine, ltf
Cood fresh milk
DELIVERED DAILY !
E VEU YUOD ITS IK ME IX PL.I TTSMOUTH
IF THKY WANT IT, II Y
j. r. i:ai.-?is:isti:ii.
SF.N'D IN VOl'lt OISDKKS AND I WILL TKY AND
4"yl and serve you regularly.
O. F. JOHNSON,
All Paper Trimmed Free of
ALSO DEALER IX
Prescriptions Carefully Compounded
by au Kxperienretl I)russit.
REMEMBER THE PLACE.
COR. FIFTH d- MAIN S2REETS
Wf.T'tfA.'Vv K -.-, :?s
S A5I 31 ( IIAra.W.
ATTORNEY AT LAW and Solicitor in Chan
cery. ittice in Fitzgerald's IJIock, 1'lattsmouth,
N t Liaka.
IK II. YVHF.!-.Li:it A CO.
LAW OFFICE. Real Itate. Fire and Life In
surance Agents. Plattsmoulli. Neiiraska. Col
lectors, tax-payer. Have a complete abstract
of titles. liny and sell real estate, negotiate
loans, &e. I5yl
kih;ak i. stoak,
ATTORNEY AT LAW. olflce with D. II. II.
Wheeler & Co., Plattsmouth, Neb. 15yl
JAMKS K. .11 OK It I SOX.
ATTORNEY AT LAW. Will practice in Cass
and adjoining Counties ; ;ivcs special attention
to collections and abstractsof title. illice with
Ceo. S. Smith, Fitzgerald P.loek, Plattsmouth,
4iF.O. S. SSI ITU.
ATTORNEY AT LAW and Real Estate P.ro
ker. Special attention Riven to Collections
and all matters a fleet in;; the title to real estate.
Olliee on 2d Moor, over l'ost Office, Plattsmouth,
Neiiraska. 4(ij t.
J Of I V W IIAIXES
jrSTICE OF THE PEACE, arm collector r,f
debts, collections made from one dollar to one
thousand dollar. Mortgages. Deeds, and oth
er instruments drawn, and all county business
usually transacted before ;i Justice ol the Peace.
Rest of reference jriven if required.
Office on Main street, West of Court House.
40-yl JOHN W. HAINES.
n it i-ivix;sTov.
THYSICIAN & SCRCJEON. tenders his pro
fessional sen ices to the citizens of Cass county.
Residence southeast corner Sixth and Oak sts. ;
Office on Main street, two doors west of Sixth,
int. i. II. IIL.ACH
attends to calls In the country as well as citv.
Office at J. H. Rutti-ry's drug store. Chronic di
se;isi 8 made a Kpeclalty. Rheumatism cured.
lIt. J. 31. AV A T F. It 31 A X,
Physio Medical Practitioner.
1mUvillc, Caxs Co., Xtb.
tB"Aiv.ays at the ofllce on Saturdays. 40yi
FlourvCorn 3Ical,"& reed
Always on hand and for sale at lowest cash
prices. The highest prices paid for Wheat and
Corn. Particular attention given custom work.
J. S. GREGORY, - - - Proprietor.
Location Central. -Good Sample Room..
Every attention paid to guests. 43ui3
rLATTSMOVTtr, - ' .- - - - N'EB.
J.J. IZIHOFF, - - - Proprietor.
The best known and most popular Landlord
in the State. Always stop at the Commercial.
Largest and finest Elotcl be
tween Chicago and San
,t GEO. THRALL, - - Prop.
O, K. SALOON.
I keep constantly on hand
Best's 3Iilvi'aiikec Rccr.
which can be had at no other
PLACE IN THE CITY.
Also the best of
WISES, LiejUORS. AXI) CIGARS?
A 4reat lied net Ion in I'ricc.i of
G U IfST-T.ET u L V ERSroca
Prices reduced from 2'i to 30 per cent. Write
for Illustrated Catalogue, with reduced prices
for 1S77. Address,
GREAT WESTERN CON WORKS,
tl Smithfield St., Pittsburgh. I'a. lsyl
H. A. WATERMAN & SON,
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
ETC.. ETC., ETC
Main street. Corner of Fifth,
PLATTSMOUTH, - - - - XE11.
Still Better Rates for Lumber.
STIIEIUHT & JHL1EH,
and all kinds of harness stock, constantly on
Remember the place opposite E. G. Dovey's
on Lower Mala Street.
STREIGHT il- MILLER.
BEST FARMING LANDS
FOR SALE BY
Great Advantages to Buyers
Ten Years Credit at C pe-reent Interest.
SLc Years Credit at G per cent Interest,
ami 20 per cent Dixeount.
Otlier Iiilier.il (Hsrounts Fr 'ah,
Ile!ate on I'sres anil Freights.
aiil Premiums tor Improve
ments. Pamphlets and .1far. containing full partic
ulars. v ill be mailed free to any part of the
world on application to
LAND COMMISSIONER. I. & M. K. R.
UVl LXNCOUX. NEBRASKA
John I5urr.s of Geltrsbarg
Tre publili by request the beautiful poem of
"John Hums," Spoken at the Institute here by
Mins Ida Doolittle, at Omaha.
Have you heard the story the gossips tell
Of John Hums of Gettysburg? No? Ah, well.
Hrief is the glory that hero cams,
Rriefer the story of poor John Hums ;
He was the fellow who won renown
The only man who didn't back down
When the rebel rode through his native town ;
Rut held his own in the fight next day.
When all his townsfolk ran away.
That was in July, sixty-three,
The very day that General Lee,
The flower of Southern chivalry,
Haflled and beaten, backward reeled
From a stubborn Meade and a barren field.
I might tell how, but the day before,
John Purns stood at his cottage door,
Looking down the village street.
Where, in the shade of his peaceful vine,
He heari the low of his gathered kiue,
And felt their breath with incense sweet ;
Or, I might say. when the sunset burned
The old farm gable, he thought it turned
The milk that fell in a babbling flood
Into the milk-pail, red as blood ;
Or, how lie fancied the hum of bees
Were bullets buzzing among the trees.
Hut all such fanciful thoughts as these
Were strange to a practical man like Hums,
Who minded only his own concerns.
Troubled no more by fancies fine
Than one of his calm-eyed, long-tailed kinc
Quite old-fashioned and matter-of-fact,
Slow to argue, but quick to act.
That was the reason, as some folks say,
He fought o well on that terrible day.
And It was terrible. On the right
Raged for hours the heavy fight.
Thundered the battery's double bass
Diflicult music for men to face ;
While on the left where now the graves
Undulate like the living waves
That all the day iince;isiug swept
Up to the pits the rebels kept
Round shot plowed the upland glades.
Sown wit'i bullets, reaped with blades ;
Shattered fences here and there
Tossed their splinters in the air;
The very trees were i-tripped and bare ;
The barns that once held yellow grain
Wer heaped with harvests or tile sla,in ilZ-?.
The cattle, billowed on the plain.
The turkeys screamed with might and main.
And brooding barn-fowl left their rest
With strange Shells hurting in each nest.
Just where tlie tide of battle turns.
Erect and lonely, stood old John Burns.
How do you think tha man waf dressed?
He wore an ancient, long buff vest.
Yellow as saffron but his best ;
And, buttoned over his manly breast
Was a blight blue coat with rolling collar.
And large gilt buttons size of a dollar
With tails that country-folk caJIed "swaller."
He wore a broad-briintne.d, bell-orownod hat.
White ao the locks on which It sat.
Never had such a sight been seen
For forty years on the village-green.
Since John Hums was a country beau.
And went to the "quilting" long ago.
Close it his elbows, all that day
Veterans of the Peninsula,
Sunburt and beaided, charged away.
And striplings, downy of lip and chin,
Clerks that the Home Guard musteied in
Glanced as they passed io tic wore,
Then at the rifle his right hand bore ;
And hailed him from out their youthful lore,
With scraps of a slangy reportuirc:
"How are vou. White Hat?" 'Tut her through !"
"Your head's level I" and. "Bully for you !"
Called hlni "Daddy" and begged he'd disclose
The name of the. tailor who made his clothes.
And what was the value he set on those ;
While Burns, unmindful of jeer and seoff.
Stood there picking the rebels off
With his long, brown rifle and bell-crown hat,
And the r wallow tails they were laughing at.
Twas but a moment, for that respect
Which clothes all courage their voices checked ;
And something the wildest could understand
Spake in the old man's strong right hand.
And '''leor'le;! thruaE. iV th" ' "tf-
Ui! lils ejeorows under his old-bell crown ;
Cntil. as they gazed, there crept an awe
Through the ranks in whispers, some men saw.
In the antique vestments and long white hair
The Past of the Nation in battle there.
And some of the s'.ldiors since declare
That the gleam of his old white hat afar.
Like the crested plume of the brave Navarre,
That day was their oriflamnie of war.
Tints raged the battle. You know the rest ;
How the rebels, beaten and backward pressed.
Broke at the final charge and ran.
At which lohn Burns a practical man
Shouldered his rifle, unbent his brows.
And then went back to his bees and cows.
This Is the story of old John Burns ;
This is the moral the reader learn. :
In fighting the battle, the question's whether
You'll chow a hat that's white, or a feather.
F. liret ILirte.
Cremation has been legalized in the
Canton of Zurich, Switzerland, under
certain sanitary restrictions.
Among the scheduled assets of James
E. Kelley a bankrupt circus manager
appear forty shares of Keely Motor
Offenbach is very fond of repeating
to his friends and admirers in Paris
that he found no music in America ex
cept of his own brand.
The unused barracks at Carlisle, Pa.,
are to be repaired and extended to ren
der them capable of accommodating a
large force of Federal Troops.
Christine Xilsson gave the receipts
of one of her recent London concerts
to a hospital for throat diseases in that
city. The receipts amounted to over
In Hartford a physician has been
hired to go through the public schools
and examine the eyes of th? pupils.
He found that a large proportion were
more or less near sighted.
The Stage coach drivers in the White
Mountains, despairing of managing
their leading horses with a whip carry
large loads of small stones, which they
throw at the proper times with salut
In the past twenty-two years, of 2,
C33 persons condemed to death in A us.
tria, only SGD were executed, the reign
ing sovereigns having been averse to
capital punishment, and having par
doned or commuted the sentences of
Count Xegrl of Venice recently wag.
ered J?1G0 that he could in four hours
swim three miles and a half in the
grand canal leading from the Railway
station to the quay of St. Elizabeth
and be won the bet in two hours and
THE 3IAN 1T.03I DEAD WOOD.
Excitin? and Ainnsiiiir IncLlcnts cf Eire
in the 15 lack Hills.
How the Overland Coaches are rolboil-
An Extensive Conspiracy Funeral
Vi'it Iloiurh on the Hebrews
A Thrilling Story.
From the New York nerald.
Philadelphia, August 12.
A man from Doalvod City, the great
metropolis of the Black Hills, passed
through here tlie other day. Ho has
just quit driving tlie overland stage to
Deadwood, which place lie emphatical
ly pronounces the most diabolical town
on earth, and beyond question the
wickedest spot this side of the infern
al regions. He lias come back to "God's
country," as he calls the East, to get a
little money that has been left him,
and to see his old home before he goes
back to get some more holes shot
through him, as he puts it. The man
from Deadwood is one of those quaint,
original characters that are essentially
American, and are only found in all
their unconventionality in the great
West. After you have conversed with
him five minutes you will find him to
ue a snrewu. observing sore 01 a man,
quick and keen as a razor, with a dry
humor and a peculiarly expressive vo
cabulary rather slaiigy, it is true, and
at times coarse and profane, but al
ways vividly picturesque, apt and sti ik
AN EVENTFUL HISTORY.
a ne man irom ueauwooa lias it liis
tory. The nephew of one of the rich
est and. beat kuuwn i .menMttJirQ0klj'a
and of one of the Empire State's most
distinguished United States Senators
no comes 01 goou siock. uut lie lias
always been a rolling stone, and his
fondness of adventure and change of
scene have taken him nearly all over
the world, into many occupations and
professions, and fully initiated him in
to the ups and downs of a roving life.
As a showman he has traveled through
the North and the West, as a soldiwr
in the rebellion he went through the
South, and as a sailor he has circum
navigated the globe. His fondness for
horses kept him In the Circus business
for some years, aud he knows all the
old showmen, from old Dad Stickney
and John Ilobinson to Earnum and the
Hippodrome people, of all of whom he
IS fllll "f IH,eO:Iu(o U'itli . tL. .irotw
he has been engaged in various capaci
ties, but generally in charge of the
stock, and he is justly proud of the fact
that he is one of the few drivers in the
business who can successfully handle
a sixteen-horse golden circus chariot
with a brass band. Lately ho has been
roughing it in the West, saw the shoot
ing of Wild Hill and the hanging of the
assassin, and litis more recently, as an
overland stage driver, experienced life
in Deadwood City, the new mining
town in the Black Hills that has al
rcni3" e lmI ,Ut--rHm4xfRvt-f L'L'I'ffg"
the most deoraved coHimunuy under
In view of the interest that attaches
to this phase of American border life
I have tried to jot down a portion of
what the man from Deadwood told me
about the typical mining town of the
far West. Between expectorations of
tobacco juice were the answers to my
questions given by the man from Dead
wood, whose manner of speech had a
peculiarly solemn drawl that was very
odd and amusing.
NO LAW AND NO SUNDAY.
"Is Deadwood as rough and lawless
a place as we are told by Western news
"Worse. I don't know what the pa
pers say of it, but I know it's worse'n
any language can tell. It's the ornery
est place this side of hell. There's
no law an' no Sunday. Every man's
his own court, ar." his revolver is law
yer, judge, jury and executioner espe
cially executioner. An' the gamblin',
drinkin' and fightin' goes on all tlie
time, day an' night. You wouldn't
know when Sunday comes round if you
didn't put it down in a book.
SOFT THING FOR CORONERS.
"Murders? Oh, yes, there's plenty o'
them, but they uont call em that. At
least three a day on an average; some
fellow gets the worst of an argyment
an' is laid out. It's putty dull in town
them days when somebody don't get
killed. An' they do i.ave the queerest
Coroner's inquests out there I ever see.
Why, a jury sot on a stiff there not
long ago, an' they heard the evidence
an' found 'that Bill Jones came to his
death by calling red-headed Marks a
liar" Marks arrested? Xot much.
They darsn't. An another jury sot on
a poor devil who had a difference of
opinion with a notorious rough charac
ter, and although seven of the jurymen
saw the shootin' tin' the man what did
it, and notwithstandin tins fellow
went round boast in' of it, this jury
brought in a verdict of murder 'by some
person to us unknown!' Interest in,
wasn't it? There's funerals every day,
but most of 'em is quiet like an' don't
go much on style. But just 'fore I kern
away a leatlin' citizen died kep' the
biggest s.loon in town a little matter
at keerds, I b'leeve an' they wanted
to give him a good send-off. So they
got three or four wagons, an' some men
an' women no, they wa'nt 'zaetly la
dies was ridin' ia 'em down the street
in a procession like. I was standin',
lookin on, when a feller beside me says
to me "Hello there's a picnic, ain't it?
Coid meat in the fust wagon T Do you
know that kinder disgusted me?
"Yes ; prices pretty high, to. Xo th
in, less'n two bits, an no soft money.
Drinks is two bits. I went in a drug
store to git a dose o salts, an' they
charged me four bits '50 cents in silv
er). I says '( um drops, that's an aw
ful price. In God's country you can
get a dose for one bit.' 'Well,' says he,
'that's our price for salts; but I kin
g; ve you a bit's worth o' anti-appetite
pills, an' they'll be enough to take the
I edge off a whole family
'What did he mean by anti-appetite
pills?" I innocently asked the man
"Why, pizen, I spose, said he grim
ly. "Any man willin' to work kin git
five or six dollars a day in gold. Work
in in the mines pays six dollars a day
in dust reg'ler. Some of 'em gets six
dull. trs a day and found found dead
in the niorniii'!"
lie uttered this ghastly witticism in
a tone even more solemn than usual.
He seemed utterly unconscious how
exquisitely funny it was, and when I
laughed he looked at me witli an injur
"X, livin' ain't so dear if you mess
together an' cook for yerselves. You
kin live that way for about six dollars
a wet k, I reckon, ef you don't get kill
ed off in the middle o the week.
"Xo. I never worked in tho mines; I
preferred stage-drivin". I was well
paid. I got a hundred dollars a month
in dust. I have been drtvin' the stage
between Custer Citv and Deadwood. I
Lave stuck -iwt- 4t-fi ast' three
months, but now I've stopped."
He paused, but there had been such
a singular emphasis on his last word
that I felt sure there was something of
interest to come, so I promptly asked
him why he stopped driving. "Well,"
said he, quietly and indifferently. "I'd
a been a dead man in a few hours ef I
Something in his manner told mo
that he did not care to continue that
subject any further, so I dropped it for
the present, and asked: "Are the stag
es robbed very often ?"
HOW STAGES ARE ROBBED.
"Yes; they a. t, nearly always robbed
when they carry treasure, or when any
of the passengers have val'bles. The
stages have an iron box secured to the
where gold dust and money is carried
by express; when this box is full the
road agents always know it."
"How can they find out?"
"Why, this roboin' on the overland
stages is a reg'lar business and is done
systematic. It's managed in this way:
The clerks in the banks, an' the stores,
ih' offices in Deadwood or Custer can
easily find out when there is money to
go in the stage, an' they notify the
thieves. They are in with 'era an' have
a reg'lar partnership. Astonishes you,
oui iiiou . y uu SL'U
more when I say I've even known the
agents of the stage companies to help
rob the box. It's an extensive conspi
racy, an' I could pint out a dozen men
on the streets of Deadwood any day,
i walkin about as sassy as you please,
who probably robbed the stage the night
before. The thieves are always posted
an' never make a mistake and stop a
stage without money in the box. I've
been stopped a good many times an'
never when there wasn't soniethin'
"'How do. they stop you?' Why, they
hail you in a dark place on the road
an they never ask a man to come down
off his box but once. 'Did 1 always
come?' You bet. So would any man
if he wasn't a damned fool. When a
man sits up there a target for maybe
fifteen or twenty men, he can't fight
much with four horses to drive."
AN "AMUSING" ROBBERY.
"The last tiaie, but one my stage was
robbed was ainusin'. Ther' was two
Jews inside ,vho was agoin' to Dead
wood to open a jewelry, store. These
last words with a peculiar unction, as
though he enjoyed the joke. They bed
a nice lot o' things with them, an' one
on 'em had a bunch of diamonds as big
as yer fist tied up in the corner of his
shirt tail. How the Jew did beg for
them diamonds! The thieves never
stopped to untie the knot in his shirt
but made the jew stand up, an' cut the
hind part of iiis shirt tail oil" while lie
cried an wiped his nose 011 the front,
an' both of 'em begged like babies for
the diamonds an' 'chewehy.' But af
ter they was safe, how they did swear!
Oh! my! It was shockin'! But, really,
I never did see the stock of a jewelry
store goir' oil below cast so lively be
fore:" The enjoyment with which the man
from Deadwood recounted this joke at
the expense of the Hebrews manifest
ed, I regret to say, a prejudice against
that worthy people akin to Judge Hil
ton's. "But how did you come to give up
stage driving?" I now ventured to
ask again, finding the man from Dead
wood in a good humor.
A THRILLING INCIDENT.
"Oh, yes; I was forgettin' that. Well,
yer sec, ther' was a revinoo agent come
out to collect the Gov'ment taxes on
whisky, a few weeks ago. He got a. lot
o' money in Deadwood. where every
other house is a s'loon, an' he left town
late one night with 610,000 on him. He
sat on the box next to me, carried the
money on his person,, an was as. wide-.
awake an game a fellow as I ever see.
He was armed with a Winchester re-peatin'-rille
(with sixteen barrels) and
two eight-chambered revolvers. About
midnight we was to. go through Dead
Man's Canyon, several miles out o'
Deadwood, about the darkest, ornery
est place as ever was, I reckon. I knew
if we was to be attacked it'd be there,
an' 1 told him so, an' that he was al
most certain to be stopped ; but. Lord
bliss you, he didn't show no more fear
than you do now, but there was a kind
of determined look in his eyes, an I
could tell he was layin his plans, al
though he never said a word. Direct
ly we come to the canyon a dark,
rocky hell hole, made by the devil for
road agents we listened with all our
ears. Suddenly we heerd it, low at first
then growin louder rapidly. It was
the eliekety-clack of ponies hoofs on
the road behind us. I didn't need to
tell him what it meant. We knew ther'
was a iHd many, that they w en: gain
in' 011 us fast, an' I knew that they
woidd attack the coach just as it was
goin' slow up the rise out of the can
yon. 1 told li 1 111 this, when quick as a
Hash, he jumped ofl an called to me to
drive on an' to wait for him when I
got out of the canyon. I saw his game
in a minnit, and it was a bold one I
reckon. He hid behind a rock right in
the road an' got his weapons ready. I
drove on and left him alone. The
thieves fell into the trap. They rode
on afier the stage, thinkin' him in it,
an' as they passed close to where he
was he opened fire. What, with his
sixteen-shooter an' his two revolvers
an they returuiu' tho fire, it sounded to
me IllrrJ a" whole'regiment. " I never
knew whether he killed any, but he
wounded some sure, an they scattered
like hell was after 'em, some of them
as was hurt howlin' like devils. He
just came up with tbe stage an rode on
as cool as you please. He teas a smart
A THREAT THAT MEANT SOMETHING.
"Xow, the next day, on my return
trip. I noticed that one. of the stage
company's agents at a relay station -we
changed hosses every twelve mile
had his arm in a sling, an when I
got back to Deadwood I heerd of sever
al of the fust citizens as was suddenly
laid up. I says to the agent, 'Wlxat's
the matter?" 'Why,' says he kinder
careless, a damn dog bit me lastnightl
Yes,' said I, 'these guv'ment dogs do
Mto tutty iim sometimes, don't they ?'
Well, he pitched into me like the dev
il because I didn't give 'em a signal the
night before so they'd known what the
gov'ment agent had done. He said tbe
boys was goin' to be on hand in my
trip through the next night and were
a goin' to da for me. Xow, I knowed
he were a truthful man about things
of that kind; so I wen't to the compa
ny's office an' drawed my pay, an' said
as how I reconed I didn't want to drive
no more for fear my health might sud-
denl y gi ve way, a
young Dutchman from Vermont nice
feller he was, too, an' a good driver to
take the stage I went to him like a
brother, an' says, 'Xow, don't you take
that stage out to-night, anyway, or
you'll be sorry for it; but, of course
it wan't no use. I've felt sorry for him
ever sence, but he would go, even when
I told him the boys would take him
for me. He might have knowed."
"Did they hurt him as they threaten
ed to do you?" I asked innocently.
"Well, I don't know if they hurt him;
but you could have read that newspa
per through him when they found his
body in Dead Man's Canyon. I never
did see a body so full of holes in my
Fruit Exhibit Nebraska Stato Fair.
Dear Sir: As your have been
advised, it is the intention of the Xe
braska state Horticultural society to
have a full fruit exhibit at the corning
State Fair, Lincoln Sept 21th, 2."5th,
2Gth, 27th, and 28th such an exhibit
as we have not before had. Prepara
tions to this end are made. I trust
jou will see that your locality is fully
represented. Bring fruit of any and
all varieties, in quantity and qualilj'.
Please make an effort, and you will see
results of which both yourself and
the State will fell proud. Pack fruit
well so that it will tro on exibition do
ing itself justice. Fruits transport
best packed tightly in fine cut. sweet
new hay or straw, the more delicate
wrapped separately in a paper before
packing. We must have at least two
thousand well-filled plates Xebraska
Fruits on exhibition. This can be
done with but very little effort on the
part of each individual feeling an in
terest. Make the effort. Confer with
your neighbor. Would like you pres
ent in person. But if you cannot be,
send the fruit with names and partic-1
ulars at our expense of freight. Have
fruit in Lincoln by the 21th at farthest'
It. W. FUKXAS,
Pres. Xeb. Stato II. Soc.
Brownville, Aug. 20, 1377,
Even the four-year olds cry for
Spring styles. The other evening lit
tle Clara wanted to be adorned with
her new dress. "I have'nt time to
dress you now, said mamma; "go away
and play." But Clara contemplated
the busy needle in her mamma's "new
styles for a moment, and philosophiz
ed, "well, if you don't have time to
take care of us, what do you buy littlo
eirb for? Boston TnU'eleri
The Peculiar Circumstances! UnV-v
which a Card Party broke Up
la a Fight,
From the Salt Lake Herald.
Friday last was August the third,
the aniversary of that memorable da
on which a heathen card inanipulaLoi
(Ah Sin wa his name) is said to 1. .vc
deceived and taken iu a resident, oi
Xevada by the name of Bill Xye, 'i I.,
tale is easily told, and is another ;-
illustration of the depravity which Io
nian nature is capable of reaching.
It was evidently a premeditated .u.i;
well-planned piece of trickery; b-x
why it should happen the d ,!ay
of August, the day whose anni
versary oecured only a fow hours i t; .
should be selected for the perpetrati n,
of tlie swindle, history will never i"
It seems that on the above hki. till
ed date, the skies being soft and t!,-..
weather warm, William Xyo and c: -Bret
Hartc sat down in a saloon io:
the purpose of enjoying a gamo oi
euchre, and to make it Interesting pui
up small stakes.
Play was progressing quietly oiioiigt.
and Xye was considerably ahead, v.d . ;L
a noise a short distance off in';c; .'.e,i
the presence of a thiid party, aim Let
ing up they beheld a Chinaman gazing
upon them with every appearance oi
au incccnt desire to engage in il.i
game, which on inquiry from Mi. Xyt
he swore he did not understand. I : o w
ever, Mr. Xye after some urging, in
d o.ccd- hi iu. tf v.yA t . Jttuui-U jrrr
and he seated himself at the table,
with a smile of pitiable innocence rind
It soon transpired that Mr. Nye'is in,
tentions wero of a dishonorable char
acter, but whether with the knowledge
and consent of Mr. Harte we are un
able to say. Certain it is thai tho
state of Mr. Xye'a sleeve was such n-i
to arouse the gravest apprehends: of
fraud; for it is asserted that they v.cio
stuffed full of ace3 and bowers fo e t'r,
obvious purpose of deception.
Throughout the game the supposed
victim maintained the blandest uv
smiles, sitting with apparent ignorance,
of Nye's "irregularities"; but his oppo
nents weio- oou astonished by ioinr
slofcvcs wero of fearful and won: ;if ul
construction, and no doubt bad 'own
utilized for participation, in many s
game ho did not understand. It i t re
lated that the heathen made play i
which Mr. Harte says were frigidfu;
to see, and which completely upsc-t tin-
calculations of Mr. Xye,
At last by some unaccountable '; tn
bution of cards, a phenomenon at.tcii-
ished the party for Mr. Nye d( ;t:,
right bower to Mr. Harte and the Chi
naman at the same time, which i: r,
thing so entirely unprecedent- 1 iu
actually went for the Chineso c? i crt,
whom lie handled in a very rougb j . ri;-.
ner, in the mean time app'ying ii
head a volume of the most violet
Mr. Harte very prudently rctra
from taking a part in the fight; b
was reported on trustworthy autL'
that the floor was soon literally f-.' ti
with cards, of which no less than t'
ty-four packs were found in the .;
man's sleeves, as well as a great dc
wax in his nails.
Wo have thus recounted the j
dents of the plot which the satan in
genuity of thl3 chinaman origi:
ami would have carried out but 1 :
personal bravery and astute:-'.-William
Xye. The celestial was ?.
wards killed for presuming to d;;i
American citizen fcr a wash bill.
31 r. .Monkey and Miss Pus-.
A little girl at sea liael two pe t : o.
board a monkey and a cat. Sbo riv
the monkey a tin plate, and raaeto 1 :;
understand that it was for hi : c
use; and, when dinner was read;
would bring it to tho table, anu be! i i
out to her that she might place Uf o il'
whatever she thought best suite I V.
As soon as served, he would t a:r
his dinner to some quiet earner, t :;
always following after with r,,:;':...
step. Placing his idato carefi y : ?
the floor, Mr Monkey would st ii,
self; and, while be v.'as occupied f: r
moment in arranging his tail in ;;r;;v 0
ful position, pussy would aly'y -.cix-:
the dainty morsel, and eat it up b'.i'or'.
he knew what she was about.
On turning around ho would ;'.ia:.:c
at the empty plate, then dart at
and pressing her head tightly ;.;;;'!';
his breast with his left hand, us if p
paring to extract a tooth, with li.
right hand Le would forco c or. I
mouth. Then, bending for.vard h
would look far down herthrc.t If V
discover whether his lunch hu-3 go-v
Thi3 happened quite often ; fo: , :
key seemed to forget from day t ) C
the losses he had sustained. Yet
was not without Ids revenge.
Every evening ho took dc'ignt b
surprising pussy in her promen idf; ,
springing at her, seizing hei by f
tail, and holding her ovey tho hip
side, where ho would swing b .; 1 .-. ;
w aril and forward until her r'-'. .
brought some one to her rescr.-i
After all, puss had the wCJY: ' k
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