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CITY OF BROWNVILLE, NEMAHA COUNTY, N. T., THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 1858.
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US NESS CARDS.
A S. nOLLADAT".
EHOWNVILLE, N. T.;
!citn hire ..f puWie p:tronagc, in the various
te r.f Uio j.rufnss ion, from the citizens ofllro wn
MISS MAIIY TUKKER, "
UJKER AND DRESS MAKER.
-3 Street, between Main and Water.
BUOWNVILLE, N. T. .
wis am! Trimmings always on hand.
C. W. WHEELER,.
cMtect and Builder.
JAMES W. GIBSON,
-.-ond Street. between Main and'ebraska,
BROWNVILLE, N. T.
TJ. C. JOHHSOIi",
FORNEY AT LAW,
UUCrrOR IN CHANCERY
Real Estate A sent,
Er.OYVXVILLr, N. T. '.
non.Wm.Jessup, Montrose, Ta. N .
- S. UcntlT, . 44 "
-'"ins t:. Mi'ller, Chicago, IiL N
-K-. McAllister, - ' N
Jribc Cr WWWr, "
h.vles N. Fowier.' ".
,.- ;V r'erguioa, Urowaririe, X. T.
i'EERV. M. D..
ELDOiiADO, 21. T.
.rTF,rLLY Kni'ki professional er
w M lb.ii9ns ,f Xmha rountr ndaj-
I T. Whyte & Co.,
n58AX AM) RETAIL DEALERS IX
G. W. HCRN,
UA J. X , . X .
VT7ILL attend prowptlr to all Imsiness in his pro
V fewion when called on : inch as subdirin-
Claims, laying out Town Lots, Drafting City I'lats-
ete., etc. 3-tf
OLIVEtt BEXKET. TTM. B. GAKKIT.
JAMES r. . FISEK. ACCUSTCS KVIGIIT.
OLIVER 13EZIETT & CO
Hanafactnrersand TTh ale sale Dealers in
BOOTS AND SHOES,
ISo. 87 Hain Street.
(FoBMBXTfNo:lol,CoKSBor ilArx akdLoccst.)
ST. LOUIS, MO.
Jewelry, Mated Ware, Cutlery, Spoons, Ac, te.
IIERBAEKA CITr, IX. T.
Hf Esgb-AVIXG and Uetaibino done on short
Q.ilkt and ALL WORE trAKRAXTEl.
A. D. ITIRII,
Attomer at Law,
Land A great and Notary Public
Arciicr, Richardson Co., J. 1.
Will practice in the Courts of Nebraska, assisted
by Harding nd liennet-t, Nebraska City.
Attorney- and Counsellor at Lav.
GEXEHAL TNSURA'CE AND LAND AGENT.
And Ilotary Public.
1TEBRASKA CITS', K. T.
'JLL aUend promptly to all buisness entrusted
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his care, in N ebraska l ernwry ana v( cui-
September .12, 1356. vlnlJ-ly
W. R LOAN,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
LOT AND LAND AGENT,
Arclier, Ricnardson County, X. T.
XJotice to Pre-Emptors i !
. J. S. UORBACH & CO.,
Attorneys at Law
REAL ESTATE BROKERS,
cm aha city, r:. t.
WILL give prticular attention to preparing all
the necessary papers for Pre-emptions, and
renderinranv assisUnc which maybe required by
pre-emptorsiD proving up their Tre-emption rights
at the L. S. Land U&ce. tt-6m
R. E. HARDIXG. G. C. EIXBOCGH B.. F. TOOMEK.
HARDING, Kli.'EOUGH Si CQ.,
JUaxufartnrer ani Wkol'iale Dealer in
HATS, CAPS & STRAW GOODS,
Eo 49 ilain street, bet. Olire and Pine,
ST. LOUIS, MO.
. Particular attention paid ii manufactitring our
finest Mole Hats.
J. HART & SON
. Oregon, Holt Countj, MissourL
Keepeonstamtly on handalldascriptionof LXarness,
Saddles, Undies, Ac, Ac.
N. U. Everv article in our shopis manufactured
by ourselve,nnd warranted to give satisfaction.
REAL ESTATE AGENCY.
J. W. I.E3.
Clnyos c; Loo.
Real Estate and General Agency,
Oil AHA CITY, K. T.
James Wright, Broker, Ifew York,
W'm. A. Woodward. Esq. "
Hon. 11.-Wood, Ex-Gov. of Oaio, Cleveland,
Wicks, Otic and Urownell, Bankers, "
Alcott k Horton, , '
CoL Robert Campbell, St. Louis,
James liidg way, Esq.
Crawforn and Sackett,
Omaha Citv,Aug,30,185fi. Tlnl3-lj
BEN NET, 3.IORTON & HARDING
CT Wk uW-MHn C M tTT,rk3 U XT 11 1 V I it
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
J"ebraska City, V. 3"., and Glenwood, la.
TTTILL practice in all the Courts of Nebraska and
V Western Iowa. Particular attention paid to
obtaining, locating Land Warrants, and eoileetica of
Hn. Lewis Cass, Detroit. 4 . .
Julius I). Morton, M j Michigan;
Gov. Jot-1 A. Matteson, Springfield. Ill
Gov. J. W. (irinies, Iowa City, Iowa;
Hon. Daniel (). Morton. Toledo, Ohio.
P. A. Sarpv. Hollcvuc.N'ebraska
Sedgewich Walker, Chimgo.Ill:
Green. Wearc k Benton. Council BluSV.Iowa.
T. B. CUillXG. TOIIX C. TTIJl.
CriIIXG & TURK,
Attorneys at Law k Real Estate Agents,
COT A HA CITY-, K". T.
TII-L attend faithfully and promptlT to all hui-
ness entrusted to them, in the Territorial or
Iowa Courts, to the purchase of lots and landa en
trrie and pre-emption, collections, Ac. '
Office in the second story of Henrvl- Hootsnew
building, nearly opposite the Western Exchan
Bank, Earnham street. .
Dec. 27, 156. vln2Stf
BRADFORD, McLEXNAN k McGARY.
SOLICITORS LV CHJXCERY.
Brownville and Nebraska Citv, N. T.
BEING permanently located in the Territory. we
will gire our entire time and attention the
praeiiee of our profession, in all its branches.
ren in Litigatioa, Collections cf Debts, Sales and
Parchaetof RealCUte, Selections of Lsnd, Lea
ting of Land Warrants, and all other business en
trusted to our manageaeat, will ruceive promptacd
S. F. Nuckolli, JTearasjaCltT,
Uichard Brown, UrowoTiile,
Wm. IlobliUell & Co.,
Horn. James Crair, Rt. Jo?eph.Mo.,
Iion.JamesiLIlagheg, t. Louia, Ho.,
Hon. John R.Sheniey, . . . t
Mepsr. Crow,lL'Crearv4 Co. u
Jlesgrs-S.U. Hubbard 4 Co., CireinnatiO,
Hon. J. XI. Lore, KeCkuk.Iow.
Tl'El : t Jux 7, 18f5.
Agreeable to previous notice the Demo
cracy of the Territory assembled at the
Capitol Building at 11 iclock A. M. Jan
uary 8th. 1B5S.
On motion of 3. P. Rankin, 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
manent 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. JL Stewart of Douglas
county, E. H. Clark oi .Washington
" 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.
V. 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
On motion, the meeting adjourned until
2 o'clock P.M.
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 :
Hon. John F. Kinney of Otoe county.
Hon. E. CTj 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 Reek, Esq., of Platte
J. M. Oakes, Esq., of Dodge
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 unanimously
aler ted, and the balance withdrawn by
Rtsolved, That we affirm the Cincin
nati platform of 1856," in its letter and
spirit, without change cr obliteration.
Rtsolved, 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 th? party
in this Territory, upon a common plat
form, we will literally know neither North,
South, 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
cr 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 the
glorious eighth of January, 1S15, 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,
and cannot be and is not rejected by any
Jf01 T tinned at the same
birth with our sister Territory, and inher
King a common legacy, under the-benefi-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
orgrcization can be binding upon the peo
ple to be governed by it, except by their
full, fair, and untrammelled concurrence
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
Resolved, That so far we look upon the
administration of James Buchanan as the
correct exponent of Democratic principles
and while differing on the. -score of expe
diency from its recent exposition upon the
Lecompton constitution, we have an abid
ing confidence 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.
Rdiolved. Tiiat in order to consummate
the final organization of the Democratic
party in the Territory, this meeting do
recommend to the party in every county
to hold primary meetings in their respec
tive county seats, on the second Monday
of May, 1S5S, or at guch other time as
may suit their . convenience, and to elect
cne delegate for each member such coun
ty may be entitled to hi the Legislature,
to meet at a general IDetnocratic Territo
rial Convention, to be held at Plattsmouth
in Cass county on. the first . Thursday cf
June, loos. . , 1
jtcsoivea, Anai me Lnair appoint a
committee of -seven to tlraft an address to
the Democrats of the: Territory; also a
caenmittee of three to correspond with the
leading Democrats cf each county.
' Jlciohxd, That tho Democratic paper?
of the Territory be requested to publish
the proceedings of this convention.
After which .the convention was very
ably and eloquently addressed ... by Hon.
J. F. Kinney, Hon. O. P. Ricliardson, J.
C. Turk, Esq., Judge Holly, Judge Black,
B. P. Rankin, and others.
On motion, the convention adjourned.
J. F. KINNEYi Pres'L ,
J. Howasd, Secretary.
- ' " ' :I ''Report'"
of the Select Committee of the Council in
relation to the' Capitol Bu ilding 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
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 accompaiying
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
tory; 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 of fifty thousand dollars ly the
United S tates has "been 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, fey Gov.' Tzard, beyond the
amount of the appropriation, which in
debtedness has to some extent been as
sumed and paid "by 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, making 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. If the original plan is carried
out (even in the cheapest manner) with
the columns, Sec, 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 eniuent public, officer,.
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
editice.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 building which would J have been
an ornament to the Territory, and abun
dantly answered all its purposes as a Ca
pitol for a generation. . Yet 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 btit 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 samel 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
Ciiy of Omaha, on Monday, January 4,
1S5S, and is made a part of this report :
" Resolved, That the Mayer be instructed
to assure the Select Committee, .Messrs.
Bowen and Rogers, appointed on the part
of the Council to investigate the subject
of Territorial Capitol Square and the
completion of , the Territorial building
erected thereon ; that the city of Omaha
will m no event make the expanse incur
red by said city in completion of said
building a -charge to the Territory, except
in case an appropriation be made by the
General Government for the completion
or. saia Daiunng.- - "
'.. Resolved, That the Mayor be instruct
ed to urge the Legislative Assembly to
memorialize Congress for a auf5c:ent ap-
pended by the City of 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
the -Territory, the Mayor having thB title
m trust for the Territory, and will make
a deed in fee, whenever called upon by
All of which is respectfully submitted.
' L. L. BOWEN,
S. E. ROGERS.
Hon. T. B. dcMiicc, Secretary of the
Territory and Acting Governor, states
as follows : I
When Govi Izard left Nebraska he
turned over to jme his office furniture and
safe, but no public papers cr documents,
correspondencl, record, books, or any
thing else coniected with the business of
the office, except five contracts submitted
to the Committee, one of which relates
exclusively to pe Territorial Library, the
ethers to the; Capitol building one of
these made by Graham : Steinwocd, 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, 1S56, the consideration
in which contract was three dollars and
forty-five cents ber hundred. The amount
of this contract s not known, but is certi
fied by Gov. Lzird 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 per pound, delivered on
the levee at Sf jLouis. The amount Dot
ascertained, butthe certificate of Gov.
Izard appears to its full payment. An
other of these contracts is made by Gov.
Izard with John md David H. Naylor for
the manufacture lof zinc cornice to be de
livered on the leree at St. Louis on or
before the 15th of June, 1556, contract
price four thousand six hundred dollars.
Upon this amount. Gov. Izard certifies he
has paid twentysix .hundred dollars,
when it appears by the contract that seventy-five
per cent.' of the whole amount
was to be paid on the delivery of the
same upon the levee, which leaves due a
balance of eight hundred and fifty dollars
and twenty-five per cent, of the whole
amount yet due when the cornice is put
The other of these contracts is made
by niid 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 MayJ 1556, was four
thousand three hundred and thirty-six
dollars, upon which 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-1
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- j
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 in the Governor's
office bearing on that subject 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 fthe Governor.
Q. In whom is the title to Capitol
Square vested ? '
A. In the City of Omaha by pre-emption.
' ' .
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, expanded on the same.
y T. B.-CUMING. -
Examination of Hon. Jesse Lowe, Mayor
of the City of Omaha, said . Lowe be
ing duly sworn, deposes and says t
Question. "What amount has been ex
pended upon the Capitol building and by
Answer. 1; if ry-one thousand nine Tiun
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 bv Gov.
Izard the fifty thousand dollar government
appropriation, and an additioual indeb
tedness created by him amounting - to
aoout eignt taousand collars. Ine 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 Guv.
; A. I should say seventy-five thousand
dollars at least. ,
Q. What will be the cost to complete
the building without the outside col
A. Not more than twenty thousand
dollars. - -
- Q. What will be the-co3t to complete
the building, leaving' the columns, if the
upper part resting upon them is made cf
A. Seventy-five thousand dollars at
Q. When can the building be complet
ed? A. On my plan, leaving cfT. 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 en
tered the ground and am ready at any
time to make a conveyance of the same
to the proper owner, which J regard to
be the territory of Nebraska. " I am in
formed by my brother. Dr. Lowe, that he
a3 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. What party or parties are the con
tractors or have been in the erection of
A. The only contractors with the Gov
ernor for the erection of the building were
James A. Jackson, S. S. Bayliss, Jesse
Williams and Enos Lowe, a copy of which
contract is hereto attached marked (B)
ana made a part of this deposition.
Council Bluffs and Nebraska Ferry
Mark W. 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 dav of December, 1555,
by order of the Directors of the Council
Bluffs and Nebraska Ferry Company. .
, ENOS LOWE,
"'" --., President.
Acknowledged before- J... Smith Hooton,
Notary Public, Potawatamie county,
State of Iowa, Dec 31st, 1555, and re
corded on records of Douglas county,
Nebras a territory, January 2Sth
1556; in book B, on page 54.
I hereby certify that the foregoing trans
cript is true and con ect.
THOMAS O'CONNOR, .
by Herald Peterson.
Omaha city, Jan. 2, 1S5S.
Articles of agreement made and en
tered into this 24th day of July, 1S55, 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 of 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 oi
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 taid
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
ure none 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 in writing to
which the second party of the second part
do further agree that they will complete
said structure by the first day of Decern
ber next after the date of these presents.
It is understood however, that if any un
foreseen 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 nec?ary for the erec
tion pf 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 in
the walL ...
y r . ,
. Brick work per thousand, el-vm dollars
and fLty cents, to be countc-d in the rr-tl
Framing floor joist, per square, three
Framing ceiling joist, per square, two
Door and window frames, the custom
ry price. - -
And the said party cf the first yait
further agrees to pay for all the abDve
specified work and materials aa the sarna
progresses, making such advance frcrx
time to time as may be necessary to fa
cilitate the same, always retaining s-cii
per centage on the work already dent: as
in his judgment may be necessary to . si
cure the faithful performance and com
pletion of the work.
It is understood between thf- parties
that all monies stipulated herein to bp
paid by the party cf thj first rfcrt arc to
be paid out cf any money now appreci
ated or hereafter to be appropriated by
Congress for the purpose cf erecting pul
lic buildings in the territory cf Jjvelrtuki.i
and whi:h nay come to his hands for t!is
bursement, and that no other or further
liability is incurred than as such diibcrs-
witness thereof the said panics
have hereunto set their hands t:ni
ealsthe day and year first abovo
:ritten. " . '
In presence cf .
Signed : . " - . '.
MARK W. IZARD,
J. A. JACKSON,
. S. S. BAYLISS,
Inportant from WcsMEgtca.
.'. Washington, Jan. JD.
From advices received., to-day, it aj-',
pears that the Mormons will not retret-t
f rem Utah, as was. expected by the gov-
eminent, but. will fight it out wpere they
arc. This insures us a llcody tar in the
The following orders" will be . issccl '
from the headquarters of the' army ou ,
Monday, directing the movement of tha
troops destined, to reinforce, the- troop
now en route, for Utah : '
CETERA!, orders 50.1."
Head quarters of the. Jlrnrj,) ...
New York, Jan. 8 '
The General-in-Chief, with' the ap
probation of the"War Departmeat, difecti
the following movements;
1. The army of Utah will he reinCcrr
ed as; soon as practicable by the First
regiment of cavalry, Sixth 'and Seventh
; regiments of infantry, and -light " com pa--nies
A. and M. Second Artillery. ' - .
2. Foru Smiths, - Washita, -Arbucklev
and Belknap will be abandoned for thr
present, and all the trbops comprising
their garrisons, except the ordnance ser
geants, will at the earliest possible cay
proceed to Jefferson Earrack.s. The com
panies at Fort Smith by the Arkansas a mi
.Mississippi rivers; those at Fort Washita,
Arbuckle and Belknap by the lied and
Mississippi risers, if transportation ;cn
the former river can be . ob'tainf d without
too great a .deiay,xtherwisebyFcrt Smith '
and the first named rivers; - -. r . ' . -
3. The Fourth regiment of- artillery,
now in Kansas, will take posts as follows
Headquarters, with two coinpamt-3, at
Fort Riley ; the Lieutenant Colonel, with
four companies, at Fort Laramie ; the
junior Major, with two -companies, at
i ort Kearney; and two companies at Fort .
Leavenworth; the companies in each case
to be designated by the Colonel. This
regiment will be put in march for its seve
ral stations by the Commanding General
of the Department of the West a early
4, An officer of rank being necesrzry
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 bo
given for the march cf the reinforcements
across the Plains, and preliminary mea
sures will be commenced at cr.ee by the
several Stiff Departments .1 c:t.T3
concerned for prepar bg the troops, and
the supplies for the movement. -
G. Measures will also te taken for fill
ing up the regiments and companies to the
maximum standard; and also for furnish
ing recruits for the ether troops composing
the army of Utah,
7. The several Departments cf the
Staff will take prompt measures to seccre
the public property at the.p-os to be
abandoned. - .;-.::-
By command of Lie utenaui General
irving Mcdowell, -
Ast, Adi. General.
Victoria's Ciililreriv ; " ;
The Queen's children arc .rap:;!?
growing up. The Princess Rcyal who is
about to be married, is now aged 17 ; the
Prince cf Wales is sixteen; ths Prirceja
Alice, whose hand is to be demanded 'an
marriage by the Prince cf Oraje, is 14;
and the Prince Alfred, whose 4'res:d?r8
at Alverbank" his mamma 'frracicujily
visited, is 13. Beside? these four eldest,
the family includes Helena, llj Louisa", 9;
Arthur, 7; and Leopold, 4. -; -
At the last meeting cf the Teni.es ee
Xxjstorical Society, a sword waspreifntci
by Captain William Edmistcn, cf .Ilcrp
eth ..Valley, Davidson county, Tcnn.,
which was wcrn by Lieutenant Co!c:.l
Dupcister, a British officer, at . the, ceV-
! LratE-v , ?atile cf lung s .l0d2titn.'. ,'"
Th? Lcton Era says that Farur?
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