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DEVOTED TO AHT, SCIENCE, AGErCULTDRE, COMMEK AND THE INTERESTS OF NEBRASKA.
VOL. II.
CITY OF BKOWNVILLE, NEMAHA COUNTY, N. T., THUESD AY, JANUAEY 28, 1858.
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?nie, w'tH give their personal attenti'rti to this
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ronage.
JUSIXESS CARDS.
CHOWNVN.LE.
A S. HOLLADAY.
URGEON, PHYSICIAN
.ia.ci OTaatotrician.
EROWNVILLE, X.T.;
"icits a iare i.f public patronage, in the various
"nf hi? profession, from the citizens of Rrown-
and vicinity.
: 5IISS MARY TURNER,
UINER AND DRESS MAKER.
-t Street, between Main and Water.
BUOWXVILLE, N. T.
J'irfs and Trimmings always on hand.
C W. WHEELER,
rcliitect and Builder.
T--rr 137. TZLZ2 'TXiraES S73.
33rowjivillo, 3J". 3?.
JAMES W. GIBSON,
iLAC'K SMITH
wecd Street, between Main and Nebraska,
rRoyy ville, y. t.
u. c. JOinrGON,
PTORNEY AT LAW,
SOUCITOU IN CHANCERY
AX I)
Real Estate Agent,
15 now XVI LLC, X. T. 1 :
REFEEEXCES.
nn.Wm.Jessnp, lloatrose, Ta. X .
. li. S. Dcntlv, 44 " -
' tj. MUler, Chicago, III.
;m.K. McAllister, " - v N
t Jt.hn Cr Miller, ; " M
bhriesX. Fowler, u u
' lV F"Sison,BrowBrme,X.T.
u- F Uke, u t.
JM847,-. 4T-lT
i'EERY, M. D.,
JRGEON, PHYSICIAl
And
ELDOBALO. T.
VirJlvi:LLY UnJcr,'fc professional ser
. 'beeituens vf Nemaha eonatr andad
r.f li'utf'.!iolJi ia brta and llissoari.
If
! T. Whyte & Co.,
w a -i m
iolesals
IVn K W a .
GOODS, GROCERIES
i -Quccnsware, Hardware,
pcxatry Produce,
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G. W. HURN,
KXMAIIA CITY, N. T.
WItL ttend propt1 j to all business in bis pro-
M fewnon wben called
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on ; suca as sub;livin
Claims, laying out Town Lots, Drafting City flats
ete.,etc. ' S7-tf
OLIVEK BEXKET.
JAMES r. FISKK.
TTM. B. GARKIT.
ArCC8TC3 KVIGHT.
OLIVER BENNETT & CO.,
Manufacturers and 'Wl ale sale Dealers in
BOOTS AND SHOES,
,Eo. .87 Main Street.
(FoKHBLY,Jo:lol,CoBKiiof Matx akdLoccst.)
ST. LOUIS,' MO.
mi OSBORxV.
EEALEB IX
CLOCKS, WATCHES,
Jewelry, Hated Ware, Cutlery, Spoons, Ac, &c.
iiERRASKA crrr, U. T.
rar"ENGRAVixo and Retaikiko done on short
Qotiee anl ALL WOBK VAHItAVTED.
A. D. SIKH,
Attorney at Law,
Land A treat and IVotary Public
Archer, Richardson Co., J. 1.
Will practice in the Courts of Nebraska, assisted
by Harding and Bennett, Nebraska City.
JACOB &1FFORD,
Attorney and CounseDor at
Law
GENERAL INSURANCE AND LAND AGENT.
And Notary Public.
EEBEASKA CIT5T. M". T.
"IT TILL atUnd promptly to all buisness entrunea
....
tohiscare,inebraskTerniory ana vi esi
era Iowa.
September 12, 1856. Tlnl5-ly
W. P. LOAN,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
LOT AND LAND AGENT,
Archer, Richardson couniv, j. r.
Notice to Fre-Emptors ! !
J. S. HORBACH & CO.,
xlttomc) s at Law
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REAL ESTATE BROKERS,
OMAHA CITY, Iff. T.
f T7TLL irive particular attention to preparing al
V the necessary papers for Pre-emptions, and
rendering any assistance which maybe required by
Pre-emptorsin proving up their Preemption rights
at tne l. 2. L.ana unte. o-vui
B. I. HARDING. O. C. KIM BOUGH B. P. TOOHEB.
HARDING, Klu'BQUGll & CO., '
Jtlanifactnrertand WhoUtale Dealerti
HATS, CAPS & STRAW GOODS.
Ko 49 llain street, bet. Olive and Pine,
ST. LOUIS, MO.
Particular attention paid to manufacturing our
finest Mole Hats.
J. HART c SON
HOLE k HAMSS
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Oregon, Holt bounty, Missouri.
Keepconstantly on habd all description of Ham ess,
Saddles, Bridles, 4c., ki
. li. Everv article
in our shop is manufactured
by ourselve,and warra
ktod to give satisfaction.
REAL ESTATE AGENCY.
GEORGE CLATE3.
J. W. LEE.
Real Estate and General Agency,
Oil AHA CITY, If. T. .
REFER TO
Jitmes Wright, Broker, New York,
Win. A. Woodwtrd, Esq. "
lion. Ii. Wood, Ex-Gov. of Ohio, Cleveland,
Wicks, Otic and Brownell, Bankers, " ',
Alcott k Horton, , '
Col. Robert Campbell, St. Louis,
James Kidgway, Esq. " '
Crawforn and Sackett, Chicago.
Omaha City, Aug,30,1856. vlnl3-lj
Si
BEN NET, MORTON & HAUDINOTk: ifolped. That twinned at. the. tame
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Js'ehraska City, V. 3"., and Glenwood, la.
T7ILL practice in all the Courts of Nebraska and
V Western low. Particular attention paid to
obtaining, locating Land Warrants, and collection of
debts.
KEFEKEXCE:
Hon. Lewis Cass,Detroit. ( . .
Julius D.Morton. t Michigan;
Gov. .Wl A. Matteson, Springfield. Ill
Gov. J. W. Grimes, Iowa City, Iowa:
B.l'.Fifiled,SLLouis,Mo.:
Hon. Daniel 0. Morton. Toledo, Ohio:
P. A. Sarpv, Bellevne, Nebraska
Sedgewieh Walker, Cbirttgo.Ill:
Green. Wear k Benton. Council Bluffs.Towa
I. I. CCMING. TOON C. HEX.
CDIIXG & TURK,
Attorneys at Law & Real Estate Agents,
OMAHA CITY. IT. T.
WILL attend faithfully and promptly to all busi
ness entrusted to them, in tie Territorial or
Iowa Courts, to the purchase of lots and lands, en
trries and pre-emptions, collections, Ac.
Office in the second story of Henrvfr Kootfnew
buildinc. nearly opposite the Weptpm F-,.i,.,.
Bank, Earnhara street. .
Dec. 27, 156. vlnZStf
A. A. BRADFORD,
WM. HCLEXSAK, .
Nebraska City, N.T.
. I. L.Mc'QART,
BrowBTille.N. T.
BRADFORD, McLENNAN & McGARY.
ITTOIHIEYSinim
AND
' SOLICITORS LV CHJXCERY.
Brownville and Nebraska City, N.T.
BEING permanently located in the Territory, we
will give our entire time and attention to the
praetiee of oar profession, is all its branches. Alt
trs ia LitigaUoe, Collections of Debts, Sales and
Parchuee of Real Estate, Selections of Lands, Lea
tiag of Land Warranto, and all other business en
trusted to our manageae&t, will receive promptand
faithftl attention,
REFERENCES.
S. P. NuckoU.
Nebraska CI; j,
Brownville,
Kichard Brown,
Wm. Hoblittell k Co.,
Hob. James Crair,
Hon. James 1L Ilaghes,
Hon. John R. Shepley, . . ...
Messrs. Crow,iL'Crearv k Co.
Messrs. S.G. UaUardJk Co.,
Hon. J. XI. Love,
Tl-nl .
St. Joseph. Ma.,
St. Louis, Mo.,
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CineinnatiO.
Keokuk, lows,,
i Jttse 7, 1856.
r Democratic 3Ieetlng.
Agreeable to previous notice the Demo
cracy of the Territory assembled at the
Capitol Building at 11 o clock A. M. Jan
uary 8th. 1859.
On motion of B. P. ll&nkm, Esq., Hon.
F. Kinney, of Otoe county, was called to
the Chair, and Hon. W. G. Crawford, of
Dakota county, was elected Secretary. -
On motion of A. J.' Poppleton, a com
mittee of five was appointed to report per-
manec.t officers for the permanent organ
ization of the convention!
The Chair appointed J. C. Turk of Da
kota county, Hon. S. A, Strickland of
Sarpy county, Hon. J. Stewart of Douglas
county, E.; H. .Clark of ;, .Washington
county.
On motion, the Chair appointed the fol
lowing committee on Resolutions : ,
Hon..C. T. Holly of Otoe county, Hon.
A. J. Foppleton of Douglas county, Hon.
XV. G. Crawford of Dakota county, Hon.
L. L. Bowen of Sarpy county, Hon. J. S.
Stewart of Washington county.
- The meeting was then addressed by the
President, and Hon. S. A. Strickland of
Sarpy county.
On motion, the meeting adjourned until
2 o'clock P. M.
ArTXH500If SESSION.
Convention met pursuant to adjourn
ment, and was called to order by Judge
Kinney, temporary chairman.
The committee on permanent organiza
tion made the following. report :
FOa FBESIDKT.
Hon. John F. Kinney of Otoe county.
CE PRESIDENTS. .
Hon.
E. Cf o
ones of Dakota county.
W B. Beck of Burt
P. G. Cooper of Washington
J. Steinberger of Douglas .
Amos Gates of Sarpy
J. Van Horn of Cass
J. C. Abbe of Otoe
S. A. Chambers of Nemaha
C. McDonald of Richardson .
A. F. Cromwell of - Pawnee .
John Reck, Esq., of Platte
J. M. Oakes, Esq., of Dodge
SECRETARIES.
1st Sec'y, J. Howard of Cass county
2d " A. W. Puett of Dakota
3d J. S. Stewart ef Washington.
The committee on Resolutions through
their chairman, Hon. C. F. Holley, re
ported the following, the first five and
three last of which were unanimoasly
adepted, and the balance withdrawn by
the committee.
Resolved, That we affirm the Cincin
nati platform of 1856, in its letter and
spirit, , without change or obliteration.
Resolved, That an early organization
cf . the Democratic Party in Nebraska
Territory, is demanded alike by the pre
cedents of the past, and-the requirements
of the future.
Resolved, That in organizing tin party
in this Territory, upon a common plat
form, we will literally know neither North,
Scuth, East, or West, but will extend the
hand of fellowship to all Democrats who
adhere to the principles and organization
of the party, whether they reside North
or South of the Platte, or in any other
section of our vast and extended Terri
tory,
Resolved, That no better day could have
been selected than the anniversary of th
glorious eighth of January, 1815 for
the natal morn of the Nebraska Demo
cracy
Resolved, That the principles of pop
ular sovereignty, set forth in the organic
act, is the vital element of Democracy,
an! cannot be and is not rejected by any
birth with our sister Territory, and inher
ltinga common legacy, under the-benen
cient provisions of the Nebraska-Kansas
act, the Democracy of this Territory can
not fail to feel a common' sympathy with
whatever may affect the weal or darken
the future of Kansas.
Resolved, That as government can only
derive its just powers from the consent of
the governed, no constitution for a state
orgrnizatibn can be binding upon the peo
ple to be governed by it, except by their
full, fair, and untrammelled concurrence
and ratification.
Resolved, That the people in organiz
ing their State government have the same
right to mould all their other domestic
institutions, as to mould that one of
slavery.
Resolved, That so far we look upon the
administration 'of James Buchanan as the
correct exponent of Democratic principles
and while mnenn on the score of expe
diency from its recent exposition upon the
Lecompton constitution, we have an abid
ing conlidence in its honesty and fidelity
to democratic principles, and look forward
to no event which will impair that confi
dence cr release us from our allegiance.
Resolved, That in order to consummate
the final organization of the Democratic
party in the Territory, this 'meeting do
recommend to the party in every county
xo noid primary meetings in their respec
tive county seats, on the .second Monday
of May, 1S5S, or at such other time as
may suit their , convenience, and to elect
one delegate for each member such coun
ty may be entitled to in the Legislature,
to meet at a general Democratic Territo
rial Convention, to be held at Plattsmouth
in Cass county on. the first . Thursday of
June, 1S5S. ,
Resolved, That the' Chair appoint a
committee of seven to draft an address to
the Democrats of the Territory; : also
committee of three to correspond with the
leaning Jjemocrats of each county.
Resolved, That tho Democratic papers
of the Territory he requested to publish
the proceedings of thi3 convention. '.. .
After which .the convention was very
ably and eloquently addressed., by Hon.
J. F. Kinney, Hon. O. P. Richardson, J.
C. Turk, Esq., Judge. Holly, Judge Black,
B. P. Rankin, and others.
On motion, the convention adjourned.
J. F. KINNEY, Pres't. ,
J. Howard, Secretary. v.
of the Select Committee of the Council in
relation to the Capitol Building aud
Grounds in Omaha City,' JVe
" . Iraska Territory. '
The Select Committee appointed to in
vestigate the condition of the Territorial
Capitol building, respectfully beg leave to
report : :
That they have made as thorough an
investigation of the (subject as their op
portunities would permit ; that they have
examined the Hon. Secretary of the Ter
ritory, (the. present Acting Governor,)
and also the Hon. Jesse Lowe, Mayor, of
the City of Omaha, -which examinations
were reduced to writing, and are here
with submitted, with the accorapar ying
papers, and made a part of this report.
By reference to the testimony of Secre
tary Cuming, it will be seen that the late
Gov. Izard has left in the Governor's of
fice no papers or vouchers showing how
or in what manner he expended the .ap
propriation of fifty thousand dollars made
by the General Government for the erec
tion of a Capitol building for the Terri-
ory; consequently the committee in the
absence of Gov. Izard, have no means of
ascertaining how that appropriation was
expended, whether economically or other
wise ; Gov. Izard seeming to act without
reference to the wants and wishes of the
people of the Territory, and entirely inde
pendent of and above them, although he
was simply the trustee or agent to disburse
this appropriation for their benefit. This
conduct on the part of the late Governor
the committee deem extremely reprehen
sible and worthy of the severest censure.
It will be seen from the testimony sub
mitted that the Capitol building is yet far
from a state of completion. The appro
priation cf fifty thousand dollars ly the
united States has heen expended ; fifty
two thousand dollars has been expended
upon it by the City of Omaha, under the
direction of the Mayor; an indebtedness
of eight thousand was created in favor of
the building, ey Gov. Izard, bevond the
amount oi tne apprcpriation, -wnicn in
debtedness has to some extent been as
sumed and paid tby the City of Omaha,
making in the aggregate the amount of
one hundred and ten thousand dollars,
sixty thousand of which is beyond the ap
propriation; and the lowest estimate to
complete the same without the ornamental
work outside, including the columns, &c,
is twenty thousand dollars, makinsr the
cost of the building beyond the appropri
ation, eighty thousand dollars, and with
the appropriation, one hundred and thirty
thousand dollars when completed in this
manner, it the original plan is carried
out even in the cheapest manner) with
the columns, Sac, the lowest estimate is
seventy-five thousand dollars, which add
ed to the present cost, makes the whole
cost when completed, one hundred and
eighty-five thousand dollars.
The committee are of opinion that when
Gov. Izard undertook to erect so magni
ficent a structure for the Capitol building
of this infant Territory, requiring so
large an outlay of money, he exhibited a
lack of prudence foresight and common
management, greatly- compromising him
as a capable and erauent public, omcer,.
acting as a trustee for the Territory. , -
The Committee are of opinion that in
no event should any of the expense attend
ing the erection of this imposing Capitol
edifice, be borne by the people, of this
Territory. The original appropriation of
fifty, thousand dollars was a munificent
donation by Congress, and amply suffi
cient, if it had been properly applied, to
erect a builamg which would - have been
an ornament to the Territory, and abun
dantly answered all its purposes as a Ca
pitol for a generation. . i et this appro
priation has been swallowed up and the
Territory as a whole has received, as yet,
no benefit from it." If any party has de
rived any benefit, it is the city of Omaha,
in which the Capitol building is situated ,
and in which the money has been expend
ed. It is" "but just therefore, that the city
of Omaha should undertake and agree to
save the Territory harmless . from 'taxa
tion, in the amount that has already been,
and which must yet be expended to com
plete the same.- ' The Committee take
pleasure in reporting ' that the City of
Omaha has recognized, the justness of
this position, as will appear by the fol
lowing resolution, which was unanimous
ly passed by the Common Council of the
City of Omaha, on Monday, January 4,
1S53, and is made a part of this report :
' Resolved, That the Mayor be instructed
to assure the Select Committee, Messrs.
Bowen and Rogers, appointed on the part
of the Council to intrestigate the subject
of Territorial Capitol Square and the
completion . or ,the lerntonai ounumg
erected thereon ; that the city of Omaha
will in no event make the expense incur
red by said city ia completion of said
building a charge to the Territory, except
in case aa appropriation be made by the
General Government for the completion
or said Daiiuing. " -
I Resolved, That the Mayor be instruct
ed to urge the Legislative Assembly to
memorialize Congress for a auffi cient ap-
i propria Mrt Jrf'W?rj
pended by the City cf Omaha
and
com-
plete said building.
The Committee were also instructed to
enquire into the title of the ground upon
which the Capitol, building is situated,
and to demand from the Mayor of the
City of Omaha, a conveyance to the Terri
tory of the same. They have performed
that duty, and as appears from the testi
mony of the Mayor of the City of Omaha
the equitable title to the same is now in
ther-Territory, the Mayor having the title
m trust for the Territory, and will make
a deed in fee, whenever called upon by
proper authority, ; : .
All of which is respectfully submitted.
L. L. BOWEN,
S. E. ROGERS.
Hon. T. B.
umiko, Secretary of the
Territory at;
id Acting Governor, states
as follows :
When Gov
Izard left Nebraska he
turned over to
e his office furniture and
safe, but no p
lie papers or documents,
correspondenc
record, books, or any-
thing else con
ected with the business of
the office, except five contracts submitted
to the Committeei one of which relates
exclusively to he Territorial Library, the
ethers to thei Capitol building -one of
these made by Graham & Steinwood, of
St. Louis, with Gov. Izard,, is for cast
iron wall plates and iron girters to be
delivered on the levee at St. Louis on or
defore May 13th, 1856, the consideration
in which contract was three dollars and
forty-five cents jper hundred. The amount
of this contract is not known, but is certi
fied by Gov. Izard as paid-in full. An
other of these contracts made by John A.
Singleton and Pf A. Badeau of St. Louis,
for iron caps, cornice and window sills,
for four cents pier pound, delivered on
the levee at SflLouis. The amount not
ascertained, but; the certificate of Gov.
Izard appears to its full payment. An
other of these contracts is made by Gov.
Izard with John jind David H. Naylor for
the manufacture !of zinc cornice to be de
tiveredonthe lejreeat ot. L.ouis on or
before the 15th of June, 1S56, contract
price four thousand six' hundred dollars.
Upon this amount Gov. Izard certifies he
has paid twenty-six hundred doliirs,
when it appears by the contract that se
venty-five per cent or the whole amount
was to be paid on the delivery of the
same upon the levee, which leaves due
balance of eight hundred and fifty dollars
and twenty-five per cent, of the whole
1 a
amount yet due when the cornice is put
up.
The other of these" contracts is made
by xihd between Gov. Izard and William
F. Cozzens and David P. Hull of St.
Louis, for cast iron Corinthian capitals
and pilasters the consideration for which
delivered upon the levee at St. Louis on
the 13th day of Mayl 1S56, was four
thousand three hundred and thirty-six
dollars, upon wiich there has been paid
as endorsed by Gov. - Izard, three thou
sand dollars, leaving a -balance still due
of one thousand three hundred and thir
ty-six dollars.
Q. How far from completion is the
Capitol building ?
A. It is believed that it will take about
twelve thousand dollars to finish it with
out the columns.
Q. How long would it take to finish the
building on present plan ?
A. In one season.
Q. How much has been already expen
ded on the Capital building ?
A. There is nothing m the Governor s
office bearing on that kubject than stated
before, nor has anything been communi
cated to the Secretary's office at any
time, nor has anything been communicat
ed to me in person by ,the Governor.
Q. In whom is the title to Capitol
Square vested ? !
A. In the City of Omaha by pre-emption.
I -
Q. Who now has control of the Capi
tol building ?
A. I consider that the territory of Ne
braska has, and ' the City of Omaha is
bound in good faith to deed the - Capitol
Square to the United States or the terri
tory; but the City of Omaha has a lien on
the building for the amount of some fifty
thousand dollars, expended on the same.
-A-:
T. B.-CUM1NG. -
Examination of Hon. Jesse Lowe, Mayor
of the City of Omaha, . said . Lowe be
ing duly sworn, deposes and says ; .
Question. What amount has been ex
pended upon the Capitol building and by
whom expended? -
Answer, ljifty-one thousand nine hun
dred and forty-six dollars - and ninety
three cents has been expended under my
direction by the City of Omaha. Prior
to' this there had been expended by Gov.
Izard the fifty thousand dollar government
appropriation, and an additioual indeb-
teoness created by nun amounting - to
about eight thousand dollars. The pre
sent cost up to this time amounting in all
to about one hundred and ten thousand
dollars, as will appear by books and
vouchers in my possession. -
Q. .What would it cost to complete the
same upon the original plan of Gov.
Izard?
A. I should say seventy-five thousand
dollars at least.
Q. What will be the cost to- complete
tne Dunaing- without the .outside col
umns? . . .
A., isot more than twenty thousand
dollars. ....
Q. What will be the cost to complete
the building,-leaving' the columns, if the
upper part resting upon thera is made cf
A. Seventy-five
least.
thousand dollars a;
Q.
Whea can the building be ccmplet
A1
A. On my plan, leaving ofT the col-
umns, it could be completed- in three
months; with columns, six months.
Q. What party or parties are the
owners of the ground upon which the Ca
pitol building is situated ?
A. The territory of Nebraska. I as
Mayor of the City, of Omaha, have eh-
:red the ground and am ready at any
time to make a conveyance of the same
to the proper owner, which . I regard to
be the territory of Nebraska. I am in
formed by ru- brother. Dr. Lowe, that he
as President of the Ferry Company exe
cuted a quit claim deed for Capitol
square to Gov. Izard in trust for the ter
ritory before the land was entered by me
as Mayor, and which appears by a copy
of the deed hereto attached and made a
part of this deposition marked (A.)
Q. W hat party or parties are the con
tractors or have been in the erection of
the Capitol?
A. The only contractors with the Gov
ernor for the erection of the buildincr were
James A. Jackson, S. S. Bayliss, Jesse
TI'MI' ttr w ....
v imams and Lnos .Lowe, a copy of which
contract is hereto attached marked (B)
and made a part of this deposition.
JESSE LOWE.
A
Council Bluffs and Nebraska Ferry )
Company, to
MarkW. Izard. )
For the purpose of the erection of the
Capitol and the use and benefit of the
territory of Nebraska, the Council Bluffs
and Nebraska Ferry Company, by virtue
of present and original proprietorship and
their corporate charter and authority, do
convey to Mark W. Izard, Governor of the
territory of Nebraska, and to his succes
sors in office, forever, in trust for . said
territory, so long as it shall remain such,
and afterwards for the use and benefit of
the State of Nebraska when it shall be
come such, all that tract in Omaha city,
Nebraska territory, surveyed by A. D.
Jones, and known and designated on the
lithographical plats of said city as Capitol
Square, being the same upon which the
erection of the Capitol building of Ne
braska is already commenced.
Done this 29th day of December, 1S55,
by order of the Directors of the Council
Bluffs and Nebraska Ferry Company.
. ENOS LOWE,
-v-,; President.
Acknowledge! before- JEmith Hooton,
Notary Public, Potawatamie county,
State of Iowa, Dec. 31st, lS55,and re
. .corded on records of Douglas county,
Nebras a territoryt January 2Sth
1856; in book B, on page 54.
I hereby certify that the foregoing trans
"cript is true and correct. . ;
THOMAS O'CONNOR,
BY HzjtALD PXTEBSON.
Omaha city, Jan. 2, 1858.
Articles of agreement made and en
tered into this 24th day of July, 1855, by
and between Mark W Izard, Governor
of the territory of Nebraska on the first
part, and James A. Jackson, Samuel S.
Bayliss, Jesse Williams and Enos Lowe
on the second part as follows:
The same party of the second part co
venants, and agrees to, and with the said
party of the first part to make, erect, build
and finish in a good, substantial and work
manlike manner, the entire mason and
stone or brick work cf the Capitol build
ing of the territory of Nebraska, togeth
er with the joist, scantling, timber, door
frames and window frames for the same.
Said structure is to be erected in the city
of Omaha, Nebraska territory, on a cer
tain ground known and described on the
plat of said city as Capitol Square, and
at such point thereon a? the said party of
the first part shall direct. The said
party of the second part agree to frame
and lay in all the joist, and to furnish and
set in all the window and door frames for
said structure. And the said party of
the second party do further agree to make
and erect such structure of such dimen
sions and in such proportions as the said
party of the first part shall direct and to
use such proportions of brick and stone as
he shall direct, and to use in said struct
urtfnone but the best material, and it is
understood between the parties that the
said party of the first part is to furnish to
the said party of the second part, plans,
drawings, specifications ia writing : to
which the second party of the second part
do further agree that they will complete
said structure by the first cay cf Decern
ber next after the date cf these presents.
It is understood howerer, that if any ua-
ioreseen casualties of elements cr sea-!
sons shall interpose to prevent the com
pletion of said structure by the time above
prescribed, then the said party of the
first part shall enlarge the time of such
completion to such other . period as shall
in his discretion seem reasonable and
just, and the said party of the first part
covenants and agrees to and with the
said party of the second part for the la
bor and: material necessary for the erec
tion of said structure, the following prices
to wit : ' '
Stone work per perch, five dollars and
seventy-five cents each perch to contain
twenty-five cubic feet, to be measured ia
the wall. . ;k - . ; :
. Brick work per ihcusnnr? oTr.,.ft Ufc
-r, Kt, VmWUk
vru,io pe counted in thn
J cast and scantling : pec c . hux
et four dollars. - - .'
Framing floor joist, per square,
dollars
three-'
Frar
tmirg celling
joist, per square, twe
dollars.
Doer end window frames, the tus!cr.3a:
ry price.
And the raid party of the first part
further agrees to pay for all th-j above,
specified work and materials as the satna,
progresses, making such advance frora,
time to time as may be nececrc.ry to fa
cilitate the same, .always renhir.g Mica
per centage on the work already dene as .
in his judgment may be necessary to tc
cure the faithful performance and com
pletion cf the work.( ! . ' ' ;
It is understood between tS? parties
that all monies stipulated herein to bo
paid by the party of the first part are to
be paid out of any money now' appropri1
ated or hereafter to be appropriated 'ly
Congress for the purpose cf erecting p;V
lie buildings in the territory cf Nebraska)
and whi:h may come to his hands for dis!
bursement, and that no other or furtler
liability is incurred than as . such disburs
ing officer. '
In witness whereof the said parties
have hereunto set their hands snd
seals the day and year first abevo
written. ..
In presence cf
E. ESTABROOK.
Signed : .
. MARK W. IZARD,
J. A. JACKSON,
S. S. BAYLISS,
ENOS LOWE.
L. S.
L. S.
L. S.l
l.s:
Important from WaslilnstciL .
Washington, Jan. 9. .
From advices received to-day, ' it ap-',
pears that the Mormons will net retn-at
from Utah, as was expected by the gtv '
ernment, but will fight it out where .th-:y ,
are. This insures us a llcody war in the
spring.
The following orders will be usurd
from the headquarters of the army on
Monday, directing the movement, of tier
troops destined to reinforce , the. troops-
now en route for . L tah : . . .
CI.MBAL ORDiaS 50. 1. . .
Headquarters of the Army,)... ,
New York, Jan. 8 ,S
The General-in-Chief, with' the ap
probation of the War Department, directs!
the following movements : : i
. 1. The army of Utah will be reinforc-;
ed as soon as practicable by the First
regiment of cavalry, Sixth and Seventh'
regiments of infantry, and light ' com pa--
A a m- ft - . ... -' .
nies a. and second Artillery. '
2. t otu Smiths, W ashita,
ArbsckleV
and Belknap will be. abandoned, for
tie
present, and all the troops cemprisisg'
their garrisons, except the ordnthce ser
geants, will at the earliest possible dty
proceed to Jefferson Barracks. The'coin
panies at Fort Smith, by the Arkansas-and
.Mississippi rivers; those at Fort Wai-hita,. .
Arbuckle and Belknap by the " Red and
Mississippi rivers, if transport ttion on
the former river can be , obtained without
too great a delay.-ctherwise by Fort Smith,
and the first named rirers. ; - ....
3. The Fourth regiment of artillery, ',
now in Kansas, will take posts as felloes:
Headquarters, with two companies, at
Fort Riley; the Lieutenant Colonel, with
four companies,, at' Fort Laramie; the
junior jMajor, ' with two companies, a
r ort Kearney; and two companies at Fcrt;
Leavenworth; the companies in each case
to be designated by the Colonel.- Ttw
regiment will be put in march for its zere- .
ral stations by the Commanding General
of the Department of the Wesv-as early
as practicable. .
4, An officer of rank being tiecesrary
at Fort Kearney, the junior Major cf the
4th Artillery, will at once proceed thither
and assume command, of the post. . .
. 5. In due time further orders will he
given for the march cf the reinforce-mer ts
across the Plains, and preliminary' mea
sures will be commenced at once by the
several Staff Departments csera
concerned for preparing the trcjops. .and
the supplies for;the movement. ....
C. Measures will also be taken for fp-'
ing up the regiments and companies to th
maximum standard; and also for. furnish
ing recruits for the ether troops conpcsiiig
the army of Utah, :7:.:
.7. The several Departments, of the
Staff will take prompt measures to secure
the public property at the, .posts to be
abandoned. I ;.;: .
By command cf LieutenauCrcneral
Scott, ' . . , . -
irving Mcdowell,
. ... Avst, Adj. Gtnrjral.
. ; . Victoria's CLiiaren;
Tho Queen's children a r i3 T2f.j K
growing up. The Princess Royal who rs
about to be married, is now aged 17; the
Prince cf Wales is sixteen; the Prince w
Alice, whose hand is to be demanded "in
marriage by the Prince cf Orage, ."is M;
and the Prince Alfred, -whose "rssrlen:
at Alverbank" his mamma 'gTaciousJy
visited, is 13.- Beside? these four eldest,
the family includes Helena, 11 Louisa,
Arthur, 7; and Leopold, 4. !
At the last meeting cf the Tennessee '
fTistorical Society, a sword waj presented
by Captain William Edmuton, c II.rf
eth Valley, Davidson county, Ten:-,
which was" worn by LreUlerat, Cclcrel ;
Dupoister, a British ciUcer, at , the cele
r&:trtJ battle of King's Moantiik ;
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