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AN INDEPENDENT " pwM THE COMMUNITY AT LA11GE,
BEONVIlXEi .20, 1856.
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' 15 IIITED XXV rCBLISHED EVXRY SATrXPAT XT
a. W. FURNAS,
ecoai Street, bet. Hain and Water, -
- (Lake's Block,)
BKOWNVILLE, N. T. :
" e:i month?,
! " RATES OF ADVEKTISING:
Sne jqujvrei (12 lines or less,) one insertion,.
Each 8ltiunal iwertiou, .; .
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. one year,
T.asinesi Carls of ?ix lines or less one year,
j lie Ct!uinn,one year,
Ciic-lnwf Column, one year,
" Culnnuij eix months,.
" half Column, six months,
"fourth - u "
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It.urlh " "
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idatcs for office,
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uicnti except where actual responsibility w known.
t r, nor-.t. for each chanso "be added to the
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. No adrertieincnts will be considered by the year,
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t Tied ofton betwK.-n the parties. . m
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Ui namlier of in.crtion?, will be continued until or
i cr-4 -h t, a nd charged accordingly. . ' - .
All ilrerti.ements from strangera or transient pcr
K.nMnbepaid in adrancc. . - ' -
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i . 'M.'y Ui Uioir own business ; and all advertisements
i,5t pertsining thereto, t be paid fr,ext,ra- Zj ,t
All leaded advertisciuents charged double the above
. Aivcrtirmcnts on the inside exclusively will be
' Posters, "1 Blanks,
! Show fells Kl Bil1 llnh
t . Check's, ; e'
I fatab?nps rn1 ' Circulars,
; Ci t Kj.-.
: SfffPPlHG BILLS, BALL TICKETS,
i and every other kind of work that may be called for.
I Having purchased, in connection with the " Adver-
i tiser" Ouiec. aa extensive and excellent variety of
I ( the latest st vie., we arc prepared to do any kind of
j w.irk mentioned in the above Catalogue, with neat-
j i.e and di?jateh.
The lVoprictot, who, having had an extcn.'ive ex-
! porience, will give hi personal attention to this branch
! .f Jnwrnets, and hopes, in his endeavors to please,
Whin the excellence of his work, and reasonable
1 charges, to receive a share of the public patronage.
OSCAR F. LAKE & CO.
iiTTn inn rro
OFFICE" on LI am. bet. 1st and 21 Sts
: Brownville, N. T.
A. S. HOLLIDAY, H. D
" 'J.xxX Obstetrician. (
BROWXYILLE, N. T.; .
. Soiieitg a share of publics patronage, in the various
branches of his profession, from the citiiens of Brown
vilte and Ticluity , ... ..
W. HOBLITZELL & CO.,
WIIOLESU.K AXD RETAIL "PEALERS IN -"
DRY GOODS. GROCERIES.
' Queensvrarc, Hardware,
BROWNYILLE, N. T.'
-' MISS MARY W. TUKNpR,
lirst Street, bstwecn xKain and Water,
BROWNVILLE, N. T.
Sonnets and Jtimraings always on luind.
C. W. WHEELER,
nTT njn ' mm ntfD
Erownvillo, 3XT. T.
T. L. RICKETTS,'.
J. D. N. TIIOIPSON,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
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Mii AXD LAND AGENTS;
EROWNVILLE, N. .
. attend the Courts of Northern ilissouri, Ne
na western Iowa. - ..
T- J-VilES W. GIBSON,
Second Street, between Main and Nebraska, "
BROWNVILLE, N. T.
R. W. FTJIUIAS, -
IirsURAHCE AGENT. .
AND AGENT FOR
HUiGULTURAL IMPLEL1E! JTS.
TIIE YttSTEUS riONEElt LA3ffl i HtOTni?
DEALER ' IN : REAp ESTATE,
Oil AHA CITY,-' N. f T.
' Ci7"Lan,l3 carefully located; and entered for etis
toiners. Lota and LauJabouf;btnd sold.'
E: II. M'COMAS;; ?
NEMAHA-. CITY, N. T.
is professional services to tbo citizens of
ntvi i , tf 5,
R. E. HIUDIXO. G. C. KIMBOYOU ' E. r. TOOMKB,
HARDHIQ, KUi'iBOUGH & CO.,
JlaHxfacturtrs and Whohtqle Vcalnrt in : r
IIATS, CAPS k STRAW GOODS,
No 49 Kain treet, bet. Olive and Pine, ;
ST. LOUIS, 110,,' i . -
. Particular attention paid to manufacturing enr
finest Mole Hats. " " . -
yv r-i - Acoouclioiir,
PlOCKPOKT, MO, , f ' T
NUCKOLLS, RUSSELL, & CO.
" -WnOLESALK AKD KETAIL DEALERS W
IY 11. BPI1I.
HARDWARE f AKD: CUTLERY,
Medicines Dye Stufis,
Saddlery, Boots & Shoes, Hats & Caps,
dTTEENSVAEE, ST0 ITE VAEE, TIITV7AEE,
IRON, NAILS, STOVES, PLOWS 4c.
Also Furniture of all kinds, "Window Sash, &c
A. D. KIRK,
Land Agent and Rotary Ifutlic,1
Archer, Itichardson county, N. T.
Will practice in the' Courts of Nebraska', assisted
by Harding and IJennett, Nebraska City. ' j
JACOB SAFFOItl), i .
Attorney; and Cpuhscllor' ' at -Xaw.
GENERAL INSURANCE AND LAND AGENT.
' ' And' ITotary ' Public' 2' 1
Nebraska City, .Nebraska Territory. r
WILL attend promptly to aQ bulsnes S entrusted
to his care, in Nebraska Territory and AVest
ern Iowa. v
September 12, 185(5. vlnl5-ly ; '
SPRIGMAN & BROWN,
RAILROAD AND STEAMBOAT
And General Commission Merchants. '
? No. 46, Public. Landing.
A. A.BRAPFOr.H, , ;
'" ErownTille,N. T.
ATTQSKBYS AT Iff
. - AND ,; '
SOLICITERS IK GHAKOERY.
Brownville and Nebraska City, '
BEEG permanently located in the Territory, we
will give our entire time and attention to the
practice of our profession, in all its orancnes. , iua.
ters in Liti cat ion. Collections of Dtbts, Sales oxd
Pwrchases of Real Estate, -ikiketiong of Land. Itiiv
Ung of Land arrants and jul'Atuer tusmesi en
trusted to our management, will' receive prompt 8-t.d
faithful attention. r - w--- --i rj- - ,
v,; t i ' REFERENCES; -J : ,;.v: i M
S.F.Nuckolls; '" " Nebraska City,
Richard' Brown, " " ' Brownville,
Wm. IToblitzclI & Co., - ."; , w .'
Hon. James Craicri , :. St. Joseph, Mon
IIn. James M. linhe?, ' ; St.Louis, Mo.,
Hon. John R.Shepley, ' " , " .
Messrs. Crow, McCrearyi Co. "' -Messrs.
S. G. Hubbard Si Co.; Cincinnati O.7
Hon. J. M. Love, ; ' Keokuk, Iowa.'-
vl-nl ' , f ." Juno 7, 1S55.
A. 1. POPrLKTOX. ' t - VII. H. BYER3.
PorPLETOX St. DYEHS, I 1 -i
ATTORNEYS AT': LAWr.
And General Land Ajreni?,
, ; OMAHA, NEBRASKAi - - ; , .
Lana Warrants Bought and' Sold.
LAND ENTERED ON TIME.
SPECIAL attention given to the selection and en
try or Lands for Settlers, and all others desirip
choice locations. ;.., , i
Land Claims, Town IaU and nil kinds of Real Es
tate, bought and sold and investments mado for dis
tantDealers. " ' .1: . !
JOHN S. HOYT, ::
County. Surveyor : and : Land ; Agent, '
OF Richardson eounty, N. T.", will at tend promptly
to all business in his profession, when called on:
such ts 1 ayinS Taxes, Recording Claims, Subdividing
Land, LaymS eut Town LotsDraf tin City Hats &c.
Residence and address ' ' .
. ARCHER, Richardson coN;T.
sodlb i mm
Orejron, Holt County, lissoaru ; ,
Keep constantly on hand all description of Harness,
Saddles, Rridles, Ac., Ac.
N. B. Erenr article in our shop is manufactured
by ourselvevtnd warranted to gTo tatisfaction.
AV. P. LO.VN,
1 LAND AND LOT AGEXT;-
ARCIIEK, KICIIAUDSOK COUNTY, N. T.
. rrn. . gabkit
JAMES r. F1SKK.
OLIVER BENNETT k I CO., ! !
- Manufacturers axd ATialesaIe Dealers la
BOOTS AND SHOES,
XO. 87 1L1IN STREET,
FoaitEKLT, No. 1 01, Corseb ok Mais xnd Locust.)
, ; ST. LOUIS, no..-
: inEU FINK AKD TEE BULL.
The story of Mike Fink and the
trail would make a cinic laugh. Mike
took a notion to go. in swimming; and
ho had just got his clothes off when he
saw deacon-. Smith's bull making at
him. ' The hull ,was a vicious animal,
and had come near killing two or three
persons, consequently Jd.ike felt rather.
Hubus. ; ; lie didn't want to call for
be was.naiteu, ana me nearest place
fr)m whence ' assistance could arrive
was the meeting house, which was at
the tinle fillcd,withw'orshippcrs, amonf5
whom was the ."gal Mike was paying
his devours to." So he : dodged the
bull as tho animal - came at him and
managed to catch him'-by" the tail. He
was dragged round till nearly dead, and
when he thought he could hold no longer,
he mado up his mind die had better
'holler And how we will let him tell
his own story : . . ' ; - 1
So, looking at the mafter 'in all its
bearings, I cum to the conclusion that
I'd better let some' one know whar I
was. So. I gin - to yell louder than a
locomotive whistle, and it warn't long
Deiore ( a seeu iuo . ueacou a . uu uugs
a comin' as ef they war seeing which
could get thar fust. I knoAv'd who
they were arter; they'd jine ths bull
agin me I was sartin, for they w ere
orful wenomous and ixad a spite1 agin
me. : So,' says I, oldbrindle, as riden'
is as cheap as walkin' on this ' route if
you've no objections I'll list take a deck
passage on that ar back o yourn. bo
I wasn't very long jgetting astride of
mm; Ilien, if you'-d bin thar, you d
have sworn: thar was nothing i human
in that ar' mix.' the sile flew up so or-
fully as the crittsr and I rolled ( round
the field; one dog on one side and one
dog on t other, trym to clinch my feet.
I prayed and cussed and cussed until
I couldn't tell which I did at last, and
neither warn't of no ; use,' they were
so orfully mixed up. , . '
Well, I reckon I rid about half an
hour this way, when oldbrindle thought
it were time to stop to take . m a sup-
uiy oi winu ana cooi on a iitue. oo
when we got round to a tree that stood
thar he naturally . halted. So, ' sez I,
Id boy you 11 lose one passenger sartin.
So I jist clum up a branch, kalkelatin'
to roost thar t;ll I starved - before , I'd
be rid round that ar way any longer.
I war makin' tracks for tho top of the
tree when I heard suthm a makin an
:)rful buzzin' overhead. I kinde r look
ed up, andJf thar .warn't well, thar's
no use a swearin' -but it was the .hig
hest hornet's nest ever : built." You'll
'gin in now, 1 reckon,, cause thar s
no help for you.. But an idee struck
me that I stood a heap better chance
a ridin, the bull than w;har I was. Sez
I, old feller, if you'll hold on, I'll ride
to the next station anyhow, let' that he
whaf it will. .' '.' r : , : -; i
So I iist dropped, aboard him again,
and Jgbked:', aloft to.see. what I had
gained by changin', quartei s; and, gen
tlemen, I'm a liar" 'if, thar warn't nigh
half a bushel' of the stingin' varmints
ready to pitch into rac when the word
"go" was gin. 'Well,'' I recken they
got it, for -all - hands' started; for our
company.' Some on 'cm hit the dogs,
about sypiart hit me; and the rest charg
ed on brindle.
This time the dogs led off fast, dead
bent for the old deacon's and as socn
as old brindle and I could" get under
way we followed, a3 I was only a deck
passenger, and had nothin to do with
the steerin'.of ;the-craft ; I sware,- if I
had, we wouldn t have run that channel
anyhow. But, as I said before the
dogs . took the lead, brindle and I next
and the hornets dre'kly arter tthe
dogs . "renin , brindle : bellerm , I
swearin' and the: hornets buzzin'. and
stingin ". :
, Well, we had got about two hundred
yards from the house, and the. deacon
heard U3. and cum out. I r seed : him
hold up his hand and turn white. I
recken he was prayin then, for he
didn't expect to be called for so soon;
and it warn't long, neither, afore ; the
whole cbngregation men, wemen and
children -cum out, and then aU hands
went to yellin. : ;None of 'em had the
fust notion that brindle and I belonged
to this world. I just turned my head
, t . 1 t 1 1 : ' . . - -r
anapassea tne nun congregation, l
seed - the run would bo up soon, for
brindle . couldn't turn an inch from a
fence that stood dead ahead. Well, we
reached: that fence, and J went ashore
over the old critter's head, landing on
t other side,, and lay thar stunned., I
It warn't long afore some , of -'em as
wasn't scared cum ruhnin' to see what
I war, for all hacdskalkelated that the
bulb and-1 belonged together.'-' But
when brindle walked off by- himself
they seed how at i war,"and one of em
said, -"Mike Fink has got the wust of
a scrimmage onco in his life!': . Gen
tlemen, from thai day" L dropped the
ceiirtiu' 'biziiicss; and Oicvci FpokC'. tq
a gal since: , and when my hunt is up on
this yearth, there won t be any more
Finks, ,! and, its all owin' to I)caeon
Smith's Brindle Bull. - ;
. . SAY AEE2T.t
Larkin Moore was a half crazy, wan-
deringlazyellowwiioused to amuse
the people in and-about Newburyport
with his. eccentricities and his music;!
ior luarKin ,naa a nosi oi oia. songs,
hymns and snatches, of melody, which
he. rendered, in "a plaintive voice, to
familiar sirs, ; and entertained -crowds
that-would gather around him. Many
of these , s ongs r needed .. only to be
clothed in better, words, and they would
tako their place, among the verses that
men will not: let "willingly die. - For
example, one oi Larkin s songs caught
ho ear of a true poet, who dressed it
up, and it commences: . ! -. :-
A pilgi-ini clhnb'd the mountain height, -;
i Availed by wind and snow." - f i-- "-'
Larkin went to church one Sunday
while at Taunton, and Parson Whitney
was exercising his gifts which, were
ew. and ' small., , His sermons ;wcre
noted for their great length and very
and tho preachers want of. energy; so
hat ottentimes it seemed as if he could
come to the. end, if he had but spirit
enough to bring, himself to a stand
still. ' Larkin talked up the aisle and
ook a seat about midway of the church:
lie lisiezieu " longer man couia nave
TT - t:a JiriLi i : ' St t:
been pxpectoQ, of, such a restless mind
as hisi, while ilrstly, secondly, thirdly,
fourthly, 'and so': to seventhly, iwere
everally announced and expatiated on;
and then exclaimed the minister, "wJiat
shall 1 say more? ' ,.: , , :
.. ".b or mercy s sake, cried out Larkin,
"Put that man out!' :said Mr. Whit
ney; but he was so put out himself that
he did not resume his discourse.'
A Washington letter writer tells the
following, in speaking of tho presence
of Phuosopher ureely at the Federal
Uapitol: - ;
A trio of Irish servants were talking
politics in the corner oi the reading
room, (Irish servants are politicians
here,) when one oi them suddenly ex
,Be jabers,' boys, an' there's ould
Greely! '- ' i-: ' '
"Where." exclaimed his companions,
with as much interest in their looks as
they would naturally exhibit on being
told that St. Patrick or Bishop Hughes
was before them.- ' ' ; -
"Standin'" yon by , the Stable, talkin'
wid the tall gentleman.". '
The Hibernians gazed curiously and
intensely at Horace, for an instant,
wlich' the youngest of them, upparcnt-
y a late importation,- with wonder, in
ms voice, t0D3ervea :
"Sure: an' he's a'wlilte mafi!"
"Av coorso he ..s a- white man," said
the; first speaker, 7n a patronizing tone,
as -1 thought iioraco - and - ho were the
greatest oi cronies. . . : : . .. r
:; "Well, he me sowl, I've been desaved
in the owld fellow, entirely, continu
ed. .the other, "I thought , he was a
nagur." : : ' ; ; - ; : ;
QUEER, BITS. ,
J'-': BY AIEISTER KARL. .' '.' -
Die Schoene WrrTrvE -Song for Vie
Guitar. Zat pooty little vidder, vat
ve doshent vish tq name,' is sthill on
'zat leetle sdreet, an doing shuss de
zame. Die glerks apondt derkorners
sometimes goes down to see how die
tarlin leetle vitchy essand ask'erhow
she pe. "Dais loves her ver' good laker,
dais loves her leetle sthore, dais loves
her leetle paby, but dey loves die vid-
rinr-more. To dalk mixzai zweet vid
der ven zhe hands der lager round,
vill make das shap zat docs it, be happy,
well pe pound dat ish, if ve can veil
believe, die glerks vat trinks das peer
who coes in . dare, for nothing else,
but zimply vur to zee her. - :
Oh! die wundershoene. wittive mit
eyea-.so.prite . end broun!. She'sLjdie
allcr schoenstejffittiTe vot : live in dis
here town.'". In her plack" Silk gonn!-
mine rgrashious! all . rmttonad to de
neck, and a poots little collar mitout a
shpot or shpeck. 1 Ho! clear de drack
you . odor frows- you can't' pegin to
shine ven de lofely vidow cooms along.
I vish 4at shevas mein! Ho! clear-iie
drack, you-Yahkee"' chaps,-you Eng
Hshefs uhd : such; yon can't pegin to
cut me out, mitout you dalks dcDootch.;
Icli hab dlc shoene wittive schon Iangc
nit geshen, ich sah' s'w ges tern Abend
wocl bei ; dem ; counter : stchtf. I Die
Wangen rein wio Milch und Blut, die
Aii-ren hell : und : klar Icli hab' sio
sechsmals auck gckuesst potztausend
das ist wahr! - .' ... ' .r." ' ', :
; ; illc who " has ; learned : to obey will
knoT.how to. command. i: -'-
Studying Latin. The ; New Era
relates a story of a young farmer whose
son had for a long time been ostensibly
studying Latin in a popular academy :
The farmer, not being perfectlysatis
fied with the course and conduct of the
young hopeful,- recalled;: him , from
school, and placing him by the side of
a cart, one day, thus addressed him: .
"iiow, Joseph, here is a fork, and
there is a heap of manure and cart :
what-do you call them in Latin: . t-
i "J orKibus, cartibus, et manunbus,
said Joseph.- - - - -"
-."Well, Now" said the old man, "if
you. don t take that torkibus, and pitch
xnai; manuriDus, into that cartibus, 1 11
break your lazy backibus. r .
.. Joseph went to workibus forthwith-
1DUS. , . .
Lean Diet. -A methodist minister
at the West, who lived on a very small
salary, was greatly troubled at onetime
to get, his .! quarterly installmcn. He
at last told the , paying trustee that he
must have lis money, "as his family
were-, suffering 'for the necessaries of
life. '- "Money!",, replied the steward,
y&liprcqcainq tor, money z .1 thought
you. preached for .tho good of . .souls!"
"Souls", replied the minister, "I can't
eat souls, and if I could, it would take
a thousand such ' as yours to make a
aecent meai, . u , , . ... -,v j r.
Hoeing' Colloquy- :Peter, . Peter.
I sees. a. toad? - said a little darkey to
his brother, one day, as they were dig
gmg over a,heap ot manure. :. - . .,
,.V har.13 he, J oex , ..:
l.-fWliyr. right darrdon't yon scoim!';
: 1 4No hit 'im wid de hoe!! ' .'. r . -
Joe, hit the t toad a crack,, which
brought retcr. to the ground. , , i ,
: 'Oh, you fool, -Joe! dat, was iny. toe!
-1 seed dat all de time.' , ; . ' r '.: . f ;
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We should He 0 cautious
riot to; say
all that we7 know. . 1 .' ,
, When, you see a small waist, think
how great a , waste of health it repre-r
sents. . r -'
jundi says there are?two things a
man rarely forgets his first love and
his first cigar, v"'-' r '1 ir- ' : 1 ' "
A white, woman died on a door step
in Baker street, l?hiladelphia, on Tues
day, the coroner's jury said "from rum
and want, . , v - ' , :
Singular. -To see a boarding school
Miss afraid of a; cow, notwithstanding
she did "All the milking 'to hum" a few
months previous; - -.::-
Among the numerous casualties de
tailed us with more queer feelings than
the melancholy 'announcement "the
young man who went off with an angel
in book muslin, has returned with a
termagant in hoops." '..'.
To Daughters -The secret y6u do
not tell your. iriothVr,' is a dangerous
secret, and one that will be likely to
bririgyou sorrow und suffenrig in the
end;-:- ' -.ii lu-.i ':
A Tuin Dress.- An exchange paper
under the head of 'Gootl Advice', ad
vises young men to "wrap 'themselves
up in their virtue. - A cotemporary
well says, "Many of them would freeze
to death if they had no warmer cover
. A Big "Little exr." The Hart
ford Courant says there is a baby in that
city,only five months old,and weighs 15G
pounds. : rIhat may be a whapper in
two senses. If true, the baby is a
whapper if not true, it is still,
ichappcr! . ":" . .' :;'..
Innocence. -" My dear . Amelia,"
said a dandy, "I have long wished for
this opportunity, but hardly dare speak
iww. fnr frnr von will reiect me: but I
love you: say you will bo mine! Your
smiles would shed and then ne came
to a "pause; "your . smiles wouloT shed"
and then he paused again., , "jSever
mindthe .wood, shed,"- says . Amelia,
1'go on wi jh the pretty talk. . ,
"Old ago is coming upon me rapid
ly as the urchin; said. when he was
7 , n . . 11 , -
stealing apples irom anom mwa
Aar, nnrl saw tho. owner, coming furi-r
OUSly Wltn COWU1UB iiituaoiu . I ; ;
j No man can leave a. better legacy to
the world then a well-educated family.
:::"Shure,ran'ii :wasn't' poverty, that
drove me from the ould country," said
Michael,' the .other day,: t'for.my father
had twentyono yoke . of oxen and a
cow, and they ; gave milk the year
round.'-' - 77" :,7 :
One of several Irishmen who were
upon a spree lately, was called on. for
aTtdastT"" Raising his'gTassrespohd-edrr-Well,"
'.here's to the Maine, law,
and a dom'd mane law it is." 7 f.
When docs gun3ygoi ; off without a
report? :Aus.'; When somebody carry s
,': -i ' . f - i hi" Z , . . . : .
Written for the Nebraska AdTertisor.
: - rocrs stocx ; - : - ;
Fclloio Farmers of Nemaha Co, : ......
There is one question that is highly
interesting to us all, and should be
taken into consideration immediately,
and come to some conclusion, . and de-
ermine the best plan to adopt. That
is in regard" to our breachy stock and
crops. The former being so destruc
tive toithcMsLttcr, for' the two past
seasons, and will ;bc "worse next year
than ever before, unless we. do. somc
thing to prevent it. It is useless arid
unnecessary for me here to, enumerate
the damages done by breachy stock,
even in ono small neighborhood, by
letting them run at large during the
winter season, when all stock should
be kept up and fed at home instead of,
as is the general custom, feeding them
selves" in other men's corn fields. It
is also an almost unbearable aggrava
tion, to. thus sec our Summer's labor
destroyed in a few days, on which we
and our families depend for support,
particularly when wo are not able at
the present high prices to buy more.
The question arises, and is asked by
many, Tvhat kind of a law will rid the
people' of thi3 great imposition, and
pestilence. Some propose that if the
Legislature pass a law merely describ
ing the highth; quality &c, of a fence,
will be all that is : necessary; such a
law' is better than no legislation on
the subject, but I fear will by no means
answer or accomplish 7 the' desired ob
jects The same breachy stock will bo
among, us next season as this, breaking
down our fences, no matter ;how good,
and destroying our grain; .
And even if the owners' do take
thera ,in custody, it will not repay. u3
for theloss of, perhaps fifty bushels
of corn they may destroy even m one
night. But, says one, the owners arc
responsible and accountable for dam
ages done by their cattlo breaking
through . or over a laicful fence, true
enough but not one in ten will pay you
unless you go through the long pre
amble of a' law suit and pay your
lawyer all you get by the operation.
The above facts we draw from the fact
that if the owners of such stock were
disposed to do what is right and just
they would keep up their breachy cattle
or pay damages. when justice demand
ed it", -'as well as when taw required it.
We' do not feel' disposed- togo to law
yith our neighbors and live in constant
turmoil,' as will be the unavoidable con
sequence if such a. law. bo passed this
winter;:: : v ' : r'
; Thcro is one plan or law, and one
only, : that will ' answer,, the purpose
and it will do it completely and give
room' for1 neither lawing or difficulty,
and thai js,Total. Restriction. "Let
us-have a law passed to restrain aZZthc
stock from running at large, and. then
our troubles will be over. . It will cost
but a trifle, per head, for a neighbor
hood to hire, their cattle herded. A
boy 15 years old will herd two hundred
head of cattle with case, and at night,
they'can be put up in pen or lot pre
pared; for. the purpose, and then we
will know where our cattle aro and be
saved the trouble of spending so much
time and trouble in the fall of hunting
them up. But a better plan still would
be tohavo pastures fenced of sufficient
size and strength to pasture cur stock
during Summer, (as for winter I see
but one advantage in letting stock run
out and that is to get their Jiving off
of other men) which will bcrmuch
cheaper, even for those who have a
start in fencing or have, timber, or money
to buy rails or lumber. "7.7.
It will not require more tha half as
much , fencing . to fence pastures as it
will to fence a farm sufficient to sup
port the same stock,'7and tho owners
family. r. i
, Another still cheaper plan for those?
who nay come intoour ' country late,
or be unable at present -to fence and
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have.but little stock, is to larriet their
cattle. out cn the gras3 with a f opc, this
is far better than running in' the dew.
after cattle even if our fence 3 be ever
so good. And then there iiinothcr
great advantage to bo, derived frooi
such a law wc could havo aa opportuni
ty of putting our hedges cut andraiso
fences that will turn even the cattle
of tho present day that no fence- made
of rails 13 any impediment to , their
troublesome progrcs-s, and then rftcr
we get our hedge fence grown up, our;
stock can be turned out if the people
desire it. All men, except some few
whosc. hospitality is wrapt up within
their, own littleness admit that ! any
community is dependant on each ether
for success and prosperity, and; ;ha ', .
is the interest of one is either directly
or indirectly the interest of all, Thia .' .
rale is particularly applicable to tho ;
farmer. ". i: ' -:
And by taking into - consideration
our r'widesprcading . prairies and thi .
extreme scarcity of timber in . the?
western portion of our county, wc see
at onco that unless a law of some kind'
be gotten up for the benefit,, of tho
prairie, farmer that a great portion 'of
ourbest prairies arc destined to remain ' "
unsettled for a long, time, if not for-
ever. To talk about settling up our
large prairic3 without either timber or
a law to restrain stock, from running ' .
at large is talking about an imf o;?sibt-
lity which can never be accomplished- . .
Timber can and will be raised on our4 '
prairie3 provided stock be kept off. of
it a few years, until people have a .
chance to get it fairly started and en
closed with hedge fences, which will . .
require some four years after setting; .
By such a law, wo can all get our '
farms fenced with good and snb3tain- "
tial hedges which "will not only enhance m m .
the value of our farms about ont half, .
but will "give us one of the most con?
venient arid bcautful countries in tho '
western world. : - .
1 Our western prairies will all fecttlo.
up, and we will thcrcby'soon enjoy alt
the privylAgC3 of a densely pop-olated '
State instead of a thinly settled Tcr- ' .
ntory. ; - .. . .
. These arc suggestions which wj hopo'
the farmers will take into consideration, .
and if others' have a better plan - in
view, make it known ; at all event let.
us do something and get up some kind ,'
of a petition for our Legislators to act.
upon thi3 winter. We have confidence
enough ;in them to believe they "will,
execute tho will of the people cheer-"
fully, if -thcy-will but let them kno'.f
what they want done. :- .'
- - A Farmf.b. m
Nemaha Cviinfijy Dec. 20,' '30. ' .
' 1I0DE3 07 KUIAGINC VJItZiW. ; ; .
Mr.- Mole never sees them. J ' Tliey
grow.in all, the corners of his fenced, .
inliik yartls,' in the rof.d.3f and lanes,
and wherever they please: Thuy en
croach "on "his meadows; they "invadis . :'
his plowcoVland; they, sow tlicir scedj
by, mniioh.. ". His ; grounds ;bccjamo. ' '
nurseries of nuisanccr annoyance and
ills to all his' nciglibor3. " 'lie; wonrler3
why hi3 lands, yield vced3 so much
more.tlian anybody's else around him. '. '
It' hns never occurred to; hmi that
weeds grow spontaneously;" biit valaa- .
ble crop3 must be cared for. and cultt
. -i . i ' .
Yateti so ne enjoys a narvcsi ox weeai. m .
and nothing else.' ' --i :-' ":
Mr. Slow sees, the "docks "growing,
and exclaims: "Thatis too bad -these.
weeds must be dug up." Bui they.go-
to seed, after all. After halif cf them
have scattered themselves in the ground
he cuts' the stalk3 iip and bum diem.
Tho Canada thistlc3 come, and ; tako .V
up quite a plat before he discovers
that they have become hitchar.ts; and
he attacks them "vied arm Ul and after
years, of struggle gets them partly
under; but they break out in; a new
place, and rc-appcar in the: old onc3.
It is tho same with all the other pests
that infest his farm. Eaint, though . .
pursuing," he fights on, no ver ' gaining
the full victory, yet never ab3olutely .
defeated: His name 13 Slvrt . and it -;
.would, almost seem-as' if it was indi-
cativcof his character. f ' ' . .
Mrj Smart see3 the weed;?, and ho
flys at them with a fury. . All . otct'
his plowed land3 hi3 eye ranges; likp m
the eye of the eagle for hi3 fprcjr
Every corner is scrutinized.: Hoe and
spade, scythe and trowel, firp and.hot'
water, arc all made- to play apart, in
the onslaught which he is ever making
on the weeds. His first rule sr ?Let
none grow."- If any escape the ap-
plica tion of thi?, his.ncxtls:! "Letpono
go to sccd.T'. If after all, some do go ,
to seed for what humari eye ia'om
nisclent? his third rule is:' "Let th'cri
be totally destroyed"" Hc:,gathcr'.i
them without scattering; ihcir "seed,
andTburns thorn, or p.ncla th-m' jn'Jn.
corner, "and lets them thoroughly raf,
: and" their 'seeds with them,::: In a yeif
or two, his farm' is'' clear,'- and with
"eternal vigilance," -Ls kc-pi it so.: ;
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