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Better to smell the violet cool than sip the
Better to hark a fiUlden brook than watch a
diamond's)) i ne. Sublime Toot.
Better to taste the lager beer than smell the
empty glass r
Better to kiss a pretty girl than wink at a
homely lass. Norrtstown Herald.
Bstter have your breeches patched than owe
for another pair ;
Better to get your little cot thatched' wfien the
weather is fair. Fulton Times.
Better to wear a happy smile than go through
M e with a sigft r
Better to bet on a tingle pair than risk It an ace
too high. Oil City Call.
Better to run a "daily paper" than drive behind
a cart :
Better to have the stomach ache than ache
within your heart. Caden Tout.
Better to laugh o'er your own good luck than
weep o'er another's woes ;
Better a boil on ynnr neighbor's leg than a wart
on your own fair no.Burlington Hawk
eye. Better fo be a better man than to give the devil
his dues ;
Better to be a better unless you can't afford to
lose. N. Y. Herald.
Better to be an amateur than strike?for higher
Better to charter a "Hecla" now. If It keeps on
cold this way 1 G. . B.
Better iav the- Herald while rou got some
Between this and next year there's lots of slips
THE SAW-DUST KING.
What a Noted Equestrian Says of Bare
Back and Tad Biding.
From the Pittsburg Leader.
"Why, I've been in the business ever
since I can remember," Robert Stick
ney, the rider of four horses at the
Great London Circus, said : "Yes, ev
en before I can remember, for when I
was only a year old the Great Edwin
Forrest-carried me on the stage when
he was playing Rolla. My father, S. P.
Stickney, was the first man in the world
who ever set foot over four horses in
in the ring; so you see I came of riding
"My appearance in Rolla can hardly
be said to be the commencement of my
career as a rider, but I date that from
the time when, in my eighth year, in
the old theater at Eighth and Walnut
streets, Philadelphia, I made my debut
before the public in tho- character of
the Conrler of St. Petersburg. In those
days I rode with a pad did until I was
ten years old, when I began to do bare
back acts, and ever since I have always
discarded the pad."
"Is there much difference between-
. pad riding and bareback riding, that is
as to its difficulty."
"Any bare back rider can ride with
a pad, but not every pact rider can ride
bareback. I began bareback riding
early, but I had the advantage of my
father's advice and of watching- him
lidel Pretty soon after I began bare
back riding, and while I was yet a mere
boy, I began two-horse acts, and finally
wa3 able to ride the four horses with
as little effort as one. Of course I hae
been all through the various branches
of tumbling as a part of my riding ed
ucation, for.if I couldn't tumble and
turn somersaults well on the ground", I
couldn't do it on the horse. As to the
ordinary jumping through the banners
and all that sort of work, that's the
plain sailing of the rider. Jumping
through the banners while in the act
ef evolving or revolving a somersault,
doesn't add to the difficulty of the task,
though people think so. One of the
difficult things about it "is that you
must regulate the velocity of yoursom
sault by the speed of your horse, and
that is why an even, steady-going horse
is a treasure to any rider.
"You ask me if I can take any horse
and teach him his part of the ring bu
siness. Certainly, for horses are ex
ceedingly intelligent,, more so than
many men, as an old cavalry or artille
ry officer will tell you. Of course, some
horses are more easily taught than oth
ers, and. the purer a horse's blood is, as
a general thing,, the easier heis to teach.
But a horse that shies is worthless to
us. "When we make a flip-flop we must
find the horse under us, and must know
where our feet are going to be when
we come down. I was seriously hurt
once. Just as I was in mid-air, while
throwing a somersault, a cannon was
fired near the building. The horse was
taken by surprise, shied off involunta
rily, and when I ought to have come
right side up with care, there was no
horse there. I fell flat of my back on
the tan, and hurt myself a good deal.
Yes, the horse is very intelligent, and
if he can only undsrstand what you
want him to do, he will' generally try
to do it to the best of his ability."
"About slipping. Yes, ne has to
look out for this. Yeu know of course,
that we rosin our slippers thoroughly,
but did you know that the horse's back
i3 liberally rosined too? If that wasn't
done the horse s perspiration would
very soon make the bit of rosin on the
slippers useless, and even as it is, when
the night is warm and the horse pers
pires freely, digging in the toes- for
a grip will bunch up the hair into lit
tie bans, making the hold uneven, or
the hair coming out will make the hor
se's back so slippery that it becomes
very difficult to hold on. Down South
the darkies think there is loadstone
put on a horse's back,
"As to riding more than four horses
at a time, unless one was very tall and
had a pair of India-rubber legs, I
think it would be impossible as it is
now very hard for short-legged man to
ride four. There is a limit theto compass
properties of human legs.
"The horse has to learn his part as
well as the rider, to become as much
a part of the rider when he i3 on his
bock as the ancient's fabled Centaur.
Ife-must leara to-keep his gait even
and steady,, and obey the pressure of
foot in certain ways. The rider must
n't put hi3 foot down on any and every
part of the animal's back, or he will
destroy the the mutual equi'ibrum. If
a horse feels your foot two or three in
ches out of the way, and in a different
place from where he expects it when
you lishton him, it isapttodiscomposft
im. As to what kind of treatment I give
my horses, I can only say that I have a
horse knows my roice before he see3
me, and whinnies with delight. I have
always an. app le or bit of carrot or a
lump of sugar about me when I go near
whera he is, and we are on the best
of terms. Don't I sometimes have to
conquer ajhorse if he gets a stubborn or
sulky fit? Certainly, and if I don't do it
it will render the horse worthless. The
cruelty is only apparent, however. A
temporary severity is a real kindness
to the horse. Some of the trick horses
are very dangerous and vicious, especi
ally the piebald ones. This mostly
comes of teasing them during their
training, to make them bright and live
ly, but it is not really necessary, and
some trick horses are as gentle as
lambs. A horse gets to know his bu
siness and to-like it, the same as a rider
does. An expert in his profession, be
it acting, variety or circus performing,
seldom quits it.
The Insarance Agrentaad the Boa
From the Philadelphia Bulletin.
An insurance agent whose buccin
ator muscles had been developed dur
ing a long and highly successful bus
iness career to a most astonishing de
gree of hardness, and whose fertility
of imagination was equaled only by
his fluency of expression, while pro
fessionally engaged in the impenetra
ble forests of South America, fell in
one day with a huge boa constrictor.
"Tell me, my'saurian friend," asked
he, "have you as yet effected an insur
ance upon your very valuable life?"
The boa constrictor merely wiggled
its tail slightly, and- winked nervously
with its left eye. The insurance agent,
however, regarded these actions as im
plying a negation, and. briskly contin
ued: "The act of insuring one's life in
an entirely reliable company such as
is the Great Chizzlum, which I have
the honor to represent is a duty that
every individual owes to his family or
friends. You my dear serpent, lead a
life of constant danger, and, although
the character of the risk will compel
me to charge you somewhat more than
the usual rates, think, think, my dear
sir, what a sense of acquiescent reli
ance in the decrees of Providence will
accrue to you when you know that,
come what will, your large and inter
esting wife and family always will be
comfortably provided for. Pray per
mit me to consider the matter as set
tied, and forthwith to make out an ap
plication in your name for a policy."
Having listened patiently to this
long discourse, at its conclusion the
boa constrictor turned its regard calm
ly upon the insurance agent, and in a
I gentle voice observed: You, I presume.
long since have effected an insurance
upon your own life, and now feel the
calm pleasure you hold out to me."
"X-no," replied the insurance agent,
somewhat disconcerted by the turn
given to the conversation, "N-no I
regret to state that I have not. The
fact is "
"The fact is," said the Boa-Cou stric
tor, taking up his unfinished sentence,
"that you have committed a capital er
ror. My life, I trust, will be prolong
ed for yet a considerable period ; but
yours, I opine, is worth but a few
Having said this, the boa-constrictor
crushed the insurance agent to a jelly,
licked him all over, and swallowed
Moral A man does well to adjust his
own affairs before meddling with the
affairs of others.
Singular Death of a Little Girl.
From the Ashland (Ky.) Review.
The Family of Wm. McGlothlin, liv
ing on East Fork, in this county, went
to a neignDor s, leaving no one but a
child three or four years eld at the
house. The door of the structure, as
is the case frequently, opens outwaid
and is fastened by a long latch string.
The child, in playing about the door,
in some way got the string looped over
its head, and pushing the heavy door
open it swung out over the high door
step, and when the family returned tLe
little one was hanging by the latch
Theatrical People Who Began Life in
"Printers?" did you say, remarked
Mr. Stuart Robson inquiringly of the
bun reporter a few nights ago, as he
was on his way to a Boston train.
"Why, my dear boy, all our leading ac
tors have worked with the stick and
rule at the case. It's the most natural
thing in the world for printers to be
come actors and for writers and play
ers to rub elbows together."
"How do you reason out your theo
"Setting type is composition. A prin
ter couldn t write an ungrammatfcal
sentence it he tried. So with writers.
Writing is but another word for act
ing. Both are the literature of thought,
if you will allow the expression. It's
art; and It's the most natural thing in
the world, I should fancy, for printers
to drift from the case to the stage or
the editorial sanctum."
"Who of the actors of the present
day are printers by trade ?"
"Let me see," said Mr. Robson, mus
ingly. "There's J. H. Stoddard, one of
our best 'old men ;' he was a typo, and
a good one, too. Then there's Monta
gue of Wallack's ; one wouldn't think
to see him bowling up Fifth Avenue
behind his span of bang-tail thorough
breds that be was once a printer.
"Is that so?" queried the reporter.
neara tn.at he was in- some way con
nected with a nobleman, and that he
has had the exceptional advantages of
good surroundings and a university ed
"You've been misinformed, my boy
Montague, the gallant that half Murray
Hill is breaking its heart oyer, was
type-setter on the London Era, and that
j at not a very remote period, eithei
Then there's Harry Crisp and Lawrence
Barrett; both were printers. Barrett
had an humble origin, but he has been
studious, and is now one of the best
read men in the profession. John
Moore, of the Fifth Avenue Theatre,
is another typo. Joe Jefferson, the
best actor of modern time, once earned
his bread at the case. So did that cap
ital comedian, W. IL Crane ; as did Wil
liam Warren of Boston and Charles
Burke of Philadelphia. Of dead actors
who achieved world-wide fame, "Wm.
E. Burton and James W. Wallack, Jr.
belonged to the craft. John Parselle
was a compositor. So was your hum
ble servant, but I think I was a better
printer than I am an actor. I believe
.Neil Bryant was a fly boy, and I am
sure Barney Williams was one. Steve
Fiske, of the Fifth Avenue Theatre,
had something to do with newspapers,
but I am not certain that he was ever
employed in a composing-room. The
odore Hamilton, another good actor,
was a sub. printer for years. I had al
most forgotten Charles Fisher, he used
to stick type like a race horse Not
long ago he told me that he went
into a printing office for the first time
in thirty years. He said he found the
situation of all the boxes readily, ex
cept the receptacle for the interrogation
marks ; and that 'wanted to know what
the mischief I was doing there?'"
New York Sun.
now is the time to subscribe to
Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly.
The December number is ready. It
contains a very detailed and entertain
ing account of the history of the ven
erable Peter CoorER, founder of the
Cooper Institute, New York. The
article is illustrated with a large num
ber of very aproprate engravings, and
, will pi ove of special interest to the
people. Another elaborate article, en
titled.' "Volcanoes, Ancient and Mod
ern" is illustrated with over twenty
excellent pictures. Another on "Tne
Artificial Production of Light," is well
written and liberally illustrated. In
addition there is a large amount of
carefully selected miscellany. The
Popular Monthly has worked its
way high up among the favorite mag
azines of our country, and well de
serves the favor it receives. Every
department of literature is represented
Its beautiful stories "captivate, and.
the publication is constantly growing in
public favor. Beautiful and substantial
Binding Cases are- ready for sale at the
close of each volume, price 75 cents.
Terms: Single copy, 25 cents; annual
subscription, $3 by mail, post paid.
Address Frank Leslie's Publishing
House, 537 Pearl Street, New York.
Frank Leslie's Sunday Maoa-
aiNE, edited by the Kev Dr. Deems,
Pastor of the Church of the Stranger,
New York, is now ready for December.
It i3 a splendid number, contains
128 pages, profusely illustrated, and
teeming with articles of rare merit and
brilliancy. This magazine has become
so general a iavorite, and is receivings
such a wide-spread support that it
will doubtless soon be found in almost
every hou36-hold in the land. It num
bers amongst its contributors such
men as William Cullen Errant, Rev.
Bishop Wrightman, Rev. Dr. Potter
Rev. William M. Baker, Rev. Dr. Ran
kin, Colonel Thomas W. Knox, Hon.
A. J, Requier, Mrs. Dickinson, Mrs.
Barr, Miss. Brock, Colonel William
Preston Johnson, Rev. Lyman Abbott,
Sidney Lanier Rev. Dr. Brantly, and
others. Each number is handsomely
illustrated with 100 engravincs. and
has music and a rich frontispiece.
With the January copy, which will
be an excellent hollidav number.
we are promised a finely engraved
portrait of Dr.Deems, its distinguished
editor. Beautiful and substantial
Binding 'Cases are ready for sale at
the close of each volume, price 75 cents.
Now is the time to subscribe to this
valuable Magazine. Terms: Single
copy 25 cents; annual subscription, S3.
by mail, postpaid. Address, Frank
Leslie's Publisotno House. 537
Pearl StreetNew York,
An Englishman, recently arrived in
Boston, has distinguished himself by
biting a man's thumb off. We sup
pose he must have been from Gnaw-
It is related of a recently deceased
Newfoundland fisherman that he left
a quarter of a million dollars in pre
served fish. That was a cod-icil worth
The lawyers of Wilkesbarre have or
ganized a "Walking Club," with the in
tention, presumably, of walking into
their clients affections.
has come home,
And he has brought
Dress Goods, Staple Goods, Fancy
Goods and Notionsyou ever saw.
rjPo say mi4DaiiBg of girocer
ie by the aci'9lbot anal
liiatig asad eaps till
yia iMiiisf tony.
Spring and Summer Goods eyer and ever so cheap.
Now teymr chanco bound to sell arid undersell anybody. Hurry
up. I oant fc ff East again n&ri month.
The Earthquake In Dixon County. 1
It would seem that "Ranger Pierce"
was not so far out of the way in his
little joke about the earthquake culmi
nating in our little Nebraska volcano,
they had quite a lively time up there
as we see by the Dixon Co. Courier:
The place of this wonderful pheno
menon is on the farm of J. II. Arm
strong seven miles south-west irom
Ponca. The ground in a radius of
about one-half an acre was thrown oui
to the depth of several feet, and the
huge mass of earth deposited in the
valley near by filling it in some places,
to the depth of fifteen feet The exca
vation made by this freak of nature is
in a half circle and this circle is filled
with fissures varying in width from 6
inches to 10 feet, and all of an unknown
and perhaps unmeasurable depth. One
thousand pounds of dynamite would
not have "rousted" a greater amount
of earth or in other words so com
pletely wrecked so much prairie.
Out of some of these fissures streams
of water are still flowing, others are
perfectly dry, and from which proceed
strange noises, such as nisses, groans,
et -which, makes one feel as he stands
and looks into the awful depths of
these fissures that he is on the verge of
the infernal regions. As this occured
at the time and on the day this vicini-
tv was shaken ud bv the earthquane
we make no further comments but
leave all parties interested to draw
their own conclusions.
THE "OLD tlELIflDLE"
Power Corn-Sh el lers and
Otm- 9,000 In
. II v SftrrlM,
IHBV NIIKLL CtKAJf ritONTlUCOB.
io wot err th k to it;.
s-aw tiik mnX WELL.
WASTE JfO OKADT.
1,000 tm p-r boar with ten-hone power.
' IT IV YOU CAJf."
TFbat TIIKY SAY" of Them s
III. Central . it. tmcw.
We have six machines. Have shelled 1 .000.000
corn in mixn dajs. Uood work awl satDtfactoir-
We me Richards' Shelters In our Warehouses. Ar
t.ntii ni durable. Shell clean and clean well.
- . n axaataaa CtT . Wet.
T. wil 1 nnA tirtahala YMT hnM1 With blcharda
No. O Machines! doing rood clean work. Hare had
three siaee. Shin aimthaa No. O at once.
toraaucn, WM. H. LA.TSHAW Sunt.
ar,. I, rtiniMAthA ntilft.
Have shelled and shipped over one million boxheU
n muilj. TrtUi jour Sh6Uer andgne
Have used So. 2 six tears. Shell HOO Kushels per hour.
SheUa wajron-hamroera, ear-links, horseshoes, ox-jokea,
etc: loK-coaio worn it, Dm unau en cimn.
wiawa.av. til a.
Have Shelled o.BOO bushel oer hour with No. I. Ka-
Orelf satisfactory. JNO. STEWAUT & cu.
RICHARDS IRON WORKS CO.,
Steam Engines, Grain Elevators,
Portable Burr Hills, fcc, fie.
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MAKE HOME HAPPY.
A Flaattful Supply of
Good Beading and Beautiful Plasties
WTXjIj DO- IT.
A flns tight-page paper, with 48 fall col
umns, eoats only 0I.OO per yenr
(w pat postage), ana m u iwwii
fyrUitUctt. and beat paper published for
. w w. T i. inH.n.hil.ni In nolitlaa.
glres all the news, and, besides mocb
otaar gooa raauinx, wtvij uuiuw mm
three or four Meellsnt oriainai or
bete stories. Every abscrlbec also
csoolTss a copy of the beautiful engrav.
ina, MTn Poor abe Poor Bm'i
AC. M eta. extra most be sent to
pay espanse of peeking and mailing pre
miums. BfOar Indnernaenle to
Aa-onte, alwaya the moat liberal in ttas
0Td, ore sou grtatar Oum ever. We
- ih t in iha aonntrv to
communicate with us before commencing
ajora. is aoy ' a-- -c
a elob, we will send a sample copy of
the picture and a canvasser's outfit for
S eta. Specimen copy of paper free.
Sean tor ease betnro eoheei-io-lam
for stay ether.
Arsons te whom we bave already seat
the picture, Is Poor the Poor
BMaa'o rrfteavaV t svlna so eao
nave la ite stead another exoelleat en
graving, of same eise, vhioa we have
seeurea for Mus par pose.
Wxe-vrUAoui picture, OneDoiiar.
BSO Wmlnmt St., Oewotntieitt, O.
It MARK HOMI.PLIASAMT.k
the finest line of
Mew TTdpa-Hs StoFK9
next to tbe NATIONAL BANK.
FAEL AMD' WINTBBIGO&B8 im
AT LOWER FIGURES THAN EVER
DRESS QOODS, REPELLANTS, WATERPROOF,
Headquarters for Notions and Trimmings and piles of other goods too
numerous to mention.
Grand Closing out Sale of
AND CLOTHING AND
OF ALL SORTS
Carpets and Oil Cloths at Bedrock Fgurcs.
Staple and Fancy Groceries ofj
FULL L1NF OF CALIFORNIA
We aim to. keep one of the best
here and offered to tins community lor sue. uui uuauiras
Iv. and we buy new goods, good goods, and cheap goods, daily. Give us a
call and examine our siock. uuous
chase or not. uur mil winter block,
ted. Call in and see us.
SOLOMON & NATHAN,
Fall and Winter of 1877 and 78.
. i i irniMfrvnniTC CTflf!k' nt Stanlrt and Fjiiict Drv
Goods, Millinery, Clothing, Hats and
. . . ... . , .t...
&c whicn we win sen ai prices buut
. . i .
give our customers an iae; 01 mo
VERY LOW PRICES
which we will adhere to.
Prints (standard) 10 yards for $1.00
Canton Flannel. 13 "
Cotton Batting. 8 lhs for 61.00
Cottonades, from 15c per yard up
Comforters, from 90c a piece up
Felt Skirts, from COc up
Standard Carpet Warp.S1.25, 5 lb bundle
Ladies Gauntlets, Tuc per pair up
Children's Merino Hose. 4 pair for 25c
Gents Merino Underwear from 35c up
Overcoats from $3.25 up
BOOTS AND SHOES.
Mens' Boots from $2.25 up Ladies Shoes from $1.00 up
Trunks from $1.50 to $2.00.
Full line of Trimmings, Fringes, Ball
Fringes, Silk, and all kinds of Vel
of Zephyrs, Woosted and Berlin Yarn,
PERFORATED TAPER IX GOLD SILVER AND ALL COLORS.
Fine stock of
LADIES READY MADE CLOAKS
from $3.00 up.
CASSAMERES. DUBAGE. ttwr PPFRroOT)S
BLACK ALPACAS. SCOTCH PLAID. WRAPPER GOODS,
LADIES TILTERS. CORSETS and
OUR MILLINERY DEPARTMENT.
tmsepartme f "Hhnery goods
west of Chicago, and do not propose to be undersold.
Don't Forget The Place,
PHILADELPHIA STORE, Main St, Plattsmouth.
CANNED AND DRIED FRUITS
and most complete stocks ever brought
suuwu whu i)icunj ""u" j f-
ui viutuiu umsu w arvu w v
Schnassc & Grambcrg.
Caps, Trimmings, Jewelry, Notions, &c.;
nnTnnnt;tir.r TVin fnlliWL-inrr will
ucijr tumi'tnnw... "
Other Brands, 20 yards for $1.00
Indian Head Muslin, 12 y'ds for $1.00
"Water Troofs, from 70c per y'd up
Blankets, (full line) $1.25 per pair up
I lilies shawls, from 75c up
All wool yarn, best in market 85c To up
Ladies Kid Gloves, 75c per pair up
Ladies Merino Nose, 2 pair for 25c
Ladies Merino Underwear, G0c up.
Fall Suits from $5.00 up.
I j ii
J. V. WECICBACH, Prop.
We are In almost
DRY AND FANCY GOODS,
which we offer our friends and the public at
at prices to
Cashmeres, Alpacas, Delaines, &c.
Calicos, from 12 to 16 Yards
Muslins, from 6 cts. a yard
The finest stock, of White Bedspread ever brought to the CUT.
Buell's Cassimeres, Tweeds, Jeans, and Cottonades in
ESt aBMi 6ioes
IHIat anad (Daps5
aaadl IFuir.niEaaiBg &oads.
Dircerle aiad PaviIias
OF ALL KINDS.
Country Produce taken in exchange for Goods.
Thankful forpjist favors In the years gone by, I respectfully ask a continuance of the same.
QUARANTitKiNO SATISFACTION IX all CASKS, and hoping my efforts to please may be crown
ed with success, I remain as ever, J. V. WECKIIACII.
REMEMBER THE PLACE, ONE DOOR WEST OF P. O.,
PL A TTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA.
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