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About Nebraska advertiser. (Brownville, Nemaha County, N.T. [Neb.]) 1856-1882 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 28, 1858)
. It. W.FURNAS, EDITOR.
Dunn? the Editor's absence several
friends have consented to write occasion
ally for the Advertiser. During such
absence, therefore, he wiU hold himself
responsible only for articles over his own
. zThe SIT Louis' Republican fcuras tip "as
follows the feturns oMhef elections which
have taken place' in Pennsylvania, Ohio
and Indiana :
Pennsylvania,'. 20 Rep. 5 Derru ;
Ohio 'V'' 15 6
42 15 I
Giving a majority of 27 to the Republi-
caas in lhese three States, instead of one
rf wV.rri tv fnr the Democrats ft in lRfi.
-: :InTlorIda Jud-c Hawkins, 'democrat.
has been elected to Congress bv 2000
majority.; -The Legislature is largely
democratic. , - ' '
In South Carolina, the following gen
tlemen all . democrats, have of course
been re-elected to Congress, as there was
no regular opposition to either of them :
J:McQueen, W. P. Miles, L. M. Keit,
M. L. Dunham, W. W. Boycei
declined to be a candidate for re-election,
and is succeeded by J.. D. Ashmore. :"
In Ibwat the result of the election
shows a republican gain. . Curtis, repu
blican is re-elected to Congress. ,
-Thirteen postmasters in Illinois have
just been removed from office.
The Paraguay Expedition fleet sailed
01 the 15th inst '
The creat prize fizht between Heenan
and Morrissey came off on Long Point,
Canana, on the 20th inst. Both were
badly cut, and Morrissey was declared
. the victor. Three thousand persons went
to witness the fight.
. A dispatch which reached. Fort Bel
ttzy ,Texa8,"-cn th evening of the 7th
inst.,- states that Major Van Corn's com
mand, Consisting of 250 men of cavalry,
tn 112 f riendly Indians, had attacked a
camp of Indians 23 miles west of Fort
Arbucklerand killed 41 Indians and took
over 200 wbmen' and' children prisoners,
besides taking a lart?e number of horses.
Major .Van Dorn: was .badly wounded,
having been shot twice. Three of the
men were killed and eight wounded.
Advices from Frazer river are to Sept.
7. The mining news was cheering. The
river was' falling rapidly, and the miners
were realizing as high as SS0 per day.
The great chess match between Mor
phy and Harwitz suddenly closed, owing
to the illness of 'the latter. The games
etood: Morphy 5, Harwitz 2, drawn 1.
; -' The King of Prussia has issued a de-
i t 1 .1 T - t V
rrpe estaniisnin'T me iveirencv ui iuc
" f rine'e of Prussia.
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Thp health of the
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Kinnrmrps spnous alarms.
v. " r The Late Elections.
When the Cincinnati Convention ns-
tembled, the representatives of the Dem
ocratic party, before proceeding to the
aomination of candidates for the presiden-
cyand vice-precidency, established and
agreed upon a platform of principle?, ths
main feature of which was a full recogni
tion of the popular 80veteignty doctrine.
All the aspirants James Buchanan
among. the number expressed their wil
lingness to stand upon the platform of the
party, and declared their resolution to
carry out the doctrine it contained.
That fundamental principle of popular
sovereignty was made the issue of the
presidential campaign, and by its earnest
' advocacy in every, democratic press and
" from every democratic stump in the land,
the democratic party succeeded in elevat
ing its candidate to the presidential chair.
Never Administration commenced un
der more favorable auspices. The dem
ocracy throughout the Union stood united
tb a man in its support ; the opposition
was sHenced; many of their papers went
over into the ranks of the democracy ; and
in the fall of 1S57. in'every State where
elections took ylace, large democratic
gains were the result. All presaged that,
ta use' Got. Foote's language, "the
Democratic party, with an " unbroken
strength, la the' Free States of the Norm
upon ih'e basis of popular sovereignty
. would have been able to meet and over
throw- the Republican faction every
where"; the victories achieved last autumn
' over this pestilent faction would have been
renewed and multiplied; and before the
resent moment there would have been
an end of Free-Soilism and Black Repu
Uicanisra forever."' - - -" "
,1 Bui the Kansas question came up, and
in an evil hour,; listening to the advices
cfa few fire-esters who are now stig
matized by a prominent Southern man as
being 'me most shallow, self-sufficient
. and really impotent demagogues that the
!outh has ever known" Mr. Buchanan
turned his back to his pledges, disregarde
. the popular sovereignty principle, that
great, plank of the democratic platform
m and, borrowing from the republicans their
Congress-intervention doctrine, tried to
force upon the people, of Kansas a Con
Stitution. .which they abhored. . In vain
etanch democrats remonstrated, Lecomp
ton was made a test "of democracy. . Since
then we have heard 'the, best democrats
denounced as traiiors to the party,- and
w e have witnessed the strange spectacle
ff a Democratic Administration proscrib-
ing democrats, removing from office nil
those who would not submit to their dic
tates, and using all the means that pow
er gives to influence against democrats
the elections in the States. V; ... ' . ! , ' .
Well, now, look at the result.- V
In Pennsylvania, the home of, the Pre
sident) where the federal patronage was
use(j and extraordinary efforts made to
bring a result favorable to the Adminis
tration James Landy, Henry M. Philips,
Owen Jones, J. Glancy Jones, Wm. L.
JDewart, Alson White, .Wilson Reilly and
James. L. Gillis, who voted., in Congress
for the Lecompton policy, have beende
feated. Pennsyivania . sends to the next
Congress, put of ,; 25 representatives 22
Anti-Lecompton men ; that is 20 Repub
licans, 3 Anti-Lecompton Democrats, and
only 2 Administration Democrats, Flor-
ence and JJimmiclc.., iiut . examined, in
detail, the result of the election is still
more disheartening., to the Admimstra
tion. i Thus t lorenoe WDO took his S?at
las ter backed by a majority of 2,200
Uoes back with only . 493. Landy who
tad two years ago 1,147 majority is bea
ten by Verre by 1,037. Philips who had
262 majority, now succumbs to Millward
who has a majority of 2,936. Paul Leidy
who was backed by 2,S94 majority, eow
yields tu Scranton who has 3,000 major
ity. Glancy Jones who carried his dis
l"ct majority is superceded by
Schwartz who has 50 majority. Owen
Jones is beaten by Wood who has 2000
majority. So throughout the State.
Ohio which," had - the-. Administration
been faithful to democratic principles,
would undoubtedly have sent a majority
of democrat to the next Congress, sends
15 republicans and 6 democrats, although
lceY uemuciauu tauuiuaic tcuuiaicu
Asvww J j-fc Anasn a Ik -k nlilntl MVtl rl 1 A 4 Af)
In Indiana, Niblack and English are
the democrats re-elected to Congress who
voted with the. Administration on the
Kansas question, and they secured their
re-electi:n by renouncing the profession
of the Lecompton English bill. Out of
11 Congressmen, 9 are Anti-Lecompton.
' Such is the result of the late elections
in the Free States. We have said above
what . it would probably have been had
not the Administration deserted the Cin
cinnati platform. .
But snppose for a moment that when
Mr. Buchanan tried to force upon the
people of Kansas the Lecompton Consti
tution, Douglas, Broderick and Stuart in
the Senate, and Harris, Montgomery,
Hickman and other democrats in the
House, had remained silent; suppose the
major part -of Ihe democratic press had
not protested against the outrage ; and
tell us, if you can, what would remain of
the democratic party in the Northern
States! " '
If the democratic party yet exists, if it
has still chances of success and hopes to
be victorious in the next presidential
ca,TiPaign itis because, thank God, there
laic iu iuc vuuuiiia iuc uauuuuicu tiuu
dare to think, dare have independent opi
nions, and dare resist oppression, come
from what quarter it may.
National Homestead BUI.
This is the all absorbing topic with the
people of Nebraska. Our citizens are
I daily and hourly discussing the grand
chenie of settling the vast and fertile
ands of the extreme West. Even Neb
raska alone, under a homestead law,
would afford homes for almost millions
the "wilderness would blossom as the
rose," and great, mighty and happy re
suits would inevitably follow to our Ter
ritory and the' nation..
We have every reason to base our be-
ief that a "National Homestead" is one
of the necessaries of the age, and that our
government will speedily establish the
aw. The pre-emption laws now in force
need not be disturbed, those who are dis
posed should have the privilege of avail
ing themselves of its provisions. No in-
jury can accrue to tne general govern
ment through the operation? of a Home
stead, to the contrary, much to perpetuate
our national greatness would be accomp
Congress no doubt will pass at no dis
tant period a Homestead Law. The set
tlers may be required to reside upon, cul
tivate the soil, and otherwise improve the
land for a number of vears. This w
think should be sufficient. Some induce
ment should be offered for the settlement
of the plains, but we seriously regret the
move made at the Capital by a few de
designing, brolcen Jotm, one-horse politi
cians, as a waste of time and health.
Those of our readers who have not
read the "form of petition," Sec, circul
ating through Nebraska, are referred to
the first naf?e of to-day's paper. We
hope that in lieu of sending up to our Na
tional Legislature such an absurd petition,
one for a homestead will be sent. The
hardships, privations and toils attending
the life of a western pioneer should en
title him to not only the very modest pri
vilege of cultivating "twenty acres of
timber," but to IGOacresof land wherev
er he can find it unclaimed, "residing'
on and cultivating the soil for five years
ind paying the fees of the land office.
t ew of us would be able to comply
with the contemplated modification of the
pre-emption law as asked for in the "pe
. Men who settle new. countries are no
supposed to be possessed of the force, and
means to carry oa a farm and besides
grow and bring to perfection a large bo
dy cf timber. Not only this, but it seems
hat where timber already exists the
claimant is not included in the provisions
of the law ; that only these who lake up
ands on -the plains can have any of its
benefits.- ' The settlers of the Western
Territories had much better cling to the
present law, without asking amendments
which are calculated to work more mis-
chief than good. Give us no harder yoke
tr n-pnr ttmn tTie one alrendv nrnnnd out"
necikS. v e nave Darners enougn 10 me
rise, growth and prosperity of the West
ern States and Territories without adding
another. But we have not the remotest
idea that Congress will make the amend
ment as desired by that " Whang-doodle'11
meeting and "pseudo Committee." r
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" "Keep It Before the People "
-That Stephen A. Douglas, of Illinois,
is the man for the age ; that he has stood
steadfast in maintaining the .most vitally
important principle, of the democratic
party. Whilst many have departed, flinch
ed, and most cowardly fled bofore the en
emy, this man has displayed no want of
that courage which enters into the com
position of a great and wise statesman.
Last session of Congress, when Kansas
appeared for admission into the , Union,
and the President recommended her ad-
mission on the ground of expediency, ig-
noring the principle of allowing the peo-
pie of Kansas to receive or reject the
Constitution under wincn ttiey were to De
organized as a btate, Judge Douglas
stepped forward in vindication of princi-
pie, and in opposition at mat lime to ai-
most the whole of the democratic party
headed by the 1'resident. lhe entire
land was made to echo with vituperations
and curses poured out on the head of Mr.
Douglas. His motive was misconstrued,
a design of no irood to the country and
especially to the party of which he was a
mom hor fici tho nronori lntpmrptntlfin I
had sent forth 10 the nation lt3 well dl-
, . , . . ,
gested and carefully written views, and
the expectation was that all democrats
would swallow them as the "law and gos
pel" of the party ; but should any one
I fail to bow with all submission, he or they
must be handled as traitors, and banished
from the "good graces" of the President
and his "policy" party.
At attempt was repeatedly made to
"read men" out of the democratic party.
Douglas contended for principle for the
mcinnau piatiorm, emDracing tne nan-
sas-Ncbraska Act. Every blow struck
had its effect; his language plain, but ac-
companied witn mat. power and torce
which has seldom fallen from the lips of
the land it was shouted, Dovglas is op-
posing Vie democratic party, he has gone
over to the republicans. Some said it is
no more than was expected of such a
man. Little did his calumniators dream
that his course was destined to meet with
the approval of the conservative people in
all the sections of the Union, and that
erelong the democratic party, north and
south, east and west, would unite in say-
ing that the "little giant" was and is of
the "true metal." He came to the rescue
in the right time, and the cause of princi-
pie and democracy is saved from impend
. The accusations made by almost every
democratic paper in the land agains
Judge Douglas are fresh in the memo
ries of the American people. He was
unhesitatingly pointed at as a traitor, as
an enemy more hostile than the most fa
naticaland unscrupulous abolitionist, and
the individual who ventured the intima
tion that Douglas was taking the course
marked outby'me'Kansas-Nebraska Act.'
was denominated a renegadeaud desti
tute of the "true faith."
But the "table hasturned," and demo
crats everywhere are flocking to the old
platform laid down in 1856. Douglas
nas retrieved and Dlaced unon a firm
bundation the principle of popular sov
ereignty. Odious constitutions may be
dispensed with by the vuic of the people.
Congress shall not force laws upon a State
or Territory, but the inhabitants thereof
shall be left free, without any extraneous
influences whatever, to frame and adopt
such laws as they in their wisdom may
deem applicable. This is all that is or
has been contended for by Mr. Douglas,
He thought Kansas should be allowed to
decide for herself, that her citizens had
sufficient intelligence to know their own
business, and if left alone no apprehen
sion need be entertained but what she
would adopt just such a Constitution as
Judge Douglas fought in open battle
for that plan of admitting Kansas into the
Union. It was not "policy" with him
but principle. , Although the whole Dem-
ocratic Administration was arrayed ag-
ainst him, he did not surrender an inch of
ground, but renewed with increased vi-
gor his masterly efforts in behalf of prin-
ciple, the democratic party and the Union;
and to this end he is still found directing
his giant-like powers. We hope most ar-
aentiy, tor me sake of the democratic
party, that he may come off victorious ;
thereby demolishing the last vestige of
the hydra-headed sectional monsters,
republicanism and negro-equality.
Hon. J. S.Mokton, Secretary of this
Territory, has our thanks for a copy of
theLaws, Joint Resolutions and Memo-
rials passed t the Fourth Session of the
Brownilllc an Outfitting Point for
To those who design going out in the
. 1 J
spnng to the newly discovered goiu
mines, we wish to eay a iew worus. y e
cave always deprecated tne practice,- oi
endeavoring to. delude the public in any-
thing, and particularly m misleading uiose
who are or intend emigrating to
Take if you please a map of the coun- morning after an absence of several days
try west of us, an$ we feel confident you on a visit to his family,
will at once be satisfied that Brownvilleis , During his absence the House elected
as. near or nearer, to Pike's Peak and Mr. , Fleming, c of , Richardson county,
Cherry Creek than any other point on the Speaker pro tern. This gentleman is one
Missouri river. We appeal to the com- of the most talented and sound democrats
mon sense of those contemplating a voy- of .the body to which-he belongs. He
afre to the modem Qphir. Look at your says but little,' but tltat is always to the
maps j examine ;for yourselves. This is purpose,, and listened to with much atten
the safest and wisest plan. Let your own tion.
good judgment dictate arid govern. Pay His language is select and easy, rjis
no regard to the silly, false and senseless judgment ripe and correct, and his prin
"gas" of hirelings up and down the Mis- ciples pure, with an. effort at . all times
souri river. made to carry them into effect opposing
If you do this, we have no doubt, nay, special legislation, and working for the
we feel well satisfied you will make this benefit of the whole people,
your outfitting point, particularly when bills passed.
we tell you; in good faith, that you can In the morning session of the House,
outfit here much-cheaper than at most after much discussion, the Court bill be
points held out as the places and only pla- fore spoken of passed by a close vote.
ces where vou can eret a cheap outfit. We This law does not give creneral satisfac-
u - rp rrmntrv tn ih vcet n fnr fiftv
' w w. j w " 'J
miles as well settie(j an(j cultivated as a
g00(1 many of lhe old States A11 along
tne route 'or tnat distance you can buy
all you dothing- and groceries ex-
ceptuc! much cheaper than at any river
U0int whatsoever, and that is an advan-
tage which no other point on the west
side of the Missouri river has. Again we
say, try this place, and, our word for it,
yoa will cot be disappointed ; on the con-
trary you will have much to be thankful
for and escape the greedy and merciless
Agaia we woul(1 call your attention t0
. . .1 . -r-i mi . 1 t I
me iact mat lirownvme is situated direct-
sprhnn nf rnnntnr fnmnns fnr ctnrt rnU.
injrand arr;cuiturai nurSuits. Undoubt-
mg ana agricultural pursuits, unaouoi-
edly emigrants will fare here as well if
not better than anywhere else.
- Our merchants have provided themsel-
ves with ample stocks of- goods, and we
are authorized to say for them that they
will sell as cheap as any upper country
merchants. If then the route to the mines
from Brownville is as near and as practi-
caoie as any omer, and an outnt to be
naaon reasonaoie terms, wny notmaice it
v.-mr strmino- nnint?
Next vveeic we wiU speak of lhis sub
jectmore fully. D.
f FcmandO Wood.
netner Mr. t ernando Wood set
mmselt UP s a candidate for the Gover-
norsn,P or eDrasKa, or naa me omce or-
iereo to mm, as asserted by some or nis
he will not get the appointment. Here
... . 1
to quote the N. Y.
Times, for we consider the Times Mr.
AtisoN Bingham's opinion to the contra-
r noiwunsianaing as a PaPer tolerably
a - . .1111
wel1 P.osted in the department of news,
independent in its judgments, and
keePinS at distance from the ultras of
both the Republican and Democratic par-
ties. 00 tne limes, mat is its Wasting
top correspondent, says that "a discovery
has just been made which threatens se
riously to interfere with the efforts of F.
Wood towards the reconstruction of his
political agrandizement." The discovery
is nothing more nor less than Mr. Wood
loaned $39,000-on good securities-to
Senator Douglas to help him in the Illi-
Of course the President,
who is doing all he can to defeat Douglas
did not rsh the discovery, and very like-
ly the Governorship is lost to Mr. Wood.
Hard Road to Travel
WThen a young man, whose education
has been liberal, and on whom no pains
were spared to make him a useful mem-
ber of society, frequents the bar-room
and gambling table, well might he say:
"1 have a hard road to travel."
When men and women, who are bound
ny the sacred tie of marriage, forget
their vows and seek after strange pleas-
' O ' D I
ures, well might they say: "We have a
hard road to travel."
When the honorable citizen forsakes
his useful occupation and becomes a poli-
tician, well might he say: "I have a hard
road to travel."
When neighbors who could settle their
differences by a little kindness and com-
..w, jiiukv; iuhiwhivj uuuci luc i
. m. ' ...I ! 1 r . ..I
prutecuon oi "tne limos or me law"
11 il. .1 .1T 1 . . I
u en migm mey say: e nave a hard
roaa to travel.' I
i V list,. w l,tna . ..T 1 ' -T I
.cuaucuuurpuuiues a newspaper
and has an unbounded confidence that his
subscribers will "pay up," well we might
say that "he has a hard road to travel."
The man who believes that all mankind
are honest, and acts in that faith 'till he
finds out, will say "I had a hard road to
Finally, the man who ignores popular
sovereignty, and expects to be the next
president, will find out he has not only a
hard but a long.road to travel.
The-iury in the case of EvermontRan
dais vs Uson L. Lariraore. D. D. St.
Vrain and J. Murphy, in the St. Louis
Land Court, rendered their verdict in fa
vor of the plaintiff. Mr. Randals is a
member of the fi
& Co., commission merchants of ihi ritv
j anlby this verdict has recovered a valu-
f Dfe Iarm n mis county. The defendants
enccM. Louis Herald.
Correspondence from the Capitol.
Oct. IS, 1S5S.
APKOCEEDIKO IX THE HOUSE.
The Governor signed the bill to abolish
the office of Attorney General. The bu
siness of this officer is transferred to the
Speaker Bennet returned to duty this
tiorf. but is stronrrlv onnosed bv nearlv all
w O J I J
of the legal profession now in the prac-
Mr. Marquette introduced an amend-
ment to the effect that the law should not
apply to the courts which have been ad
Mourned in consequence of the meeting
of the Legislature, or to small sums under
fifty dollars, which was lost. Many think
this bill will give temporary relief and
breathing spell to the debtor,
The Governor signed the bill.
motion to reconsideji.
mist the Uourt bill was under consi-
,i , i . .
passea De reconsiaerea and maimaimo-
f - t i -j-
tion be laid upon the table. A member
ralher in a "bad mood and evidently out
of humor about the malterj rose and sdd f
Mr Speaker, I wish to explain my vote;
x do not like this undoing what the House
0nce done, and therefore I vote I.
showing evidently he did not know xvhich
his vote would count It was of
course recorded against him in lhe place
0f sustaining his position
CASS COU5TY INSTITUTES.
1 hese bills were again before the House
to-day, and were advocated by Stewart
Briggs and Kline, and opposed by Clayes
Steele and Fleming. The objections urg
ed bv the last named gentlemen were
that they prefered a general law, and op
posed perpetual charters with tax exemp
Members anxious to be heard.
order. others making points to be decided
bv the Speaker, and all creating confu-
sion o-0t the House into such a snarl that
it was with difficulty that order was res
tored ty the chair, who was supposed
himself to be a little wool gatherer from
the manner in which he decided some
questions before the House.
The Institute bill was considered in
Committee of the Whole, previous to be
ing read the first time ; and after the
Committee rose and reported to the
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nouse' monons were maue 10 5USPenu me
rules that lhe' miSht be read the first,
secona ana imra Kme' ana Pul uPn iae,r
PassaSe wmca carried, and me bins
took me course tne motion required.
In the Agricultural bill which was re
ported from the Committee with amend
ments, the amendments passed immediate
ly to a third reading with the bill without
first being acted upon
A motion was made to take up, read a
third time, and put a bill upon i:s passage,
nnr.n which the nrevious Question was
called, and a member desired the question
divided. The main question was ordered
aild thedecision was that the main ques-
too ranA tV.; oftnr j,a
11VU t UO A Villi (A llllAVl bllUV Ulbvi UI11U
ing the proposition into two parts "take
up" and "read a third time and put upon
. Members should avoid running the
House into such confusion. If they were
aware how ridiculous they appeared in
the estimation of outsiders, they certainly
would endeavor to keep themselves strict-
ly within the rnles of the H6use and de
The Council arP spIcW, if nt nil
0ut of order. All understand the
Wr ,t..vi v .i. ...
uuu upturn cij uucv mem, aciinir
courteously toward each other in every
noif. L. L. BOWI5.
The General is the President of the
Council, and is an efficient and pleasant
officer. He understands his whole duty,
and performs in the government of the
body to the satisfaction of all its members.
On the floor his address is easy, agree
able and forcible, always drawing great
attention from his associates and the
His, membership is co-extensive with
the territorial organization with perhaps
the first session of the Legislature, and
this is his second term as president of the
A Mechanics' Lien Law passed the
Council unanimously also an act regul
ating the salaries of the Auditor and
T -- the Territory.
Wednesday 13, the Homestead bill
was considered in uommutee or tne
Whole House. There will be but little
opposition to a Homestead such as I think
can be agreed upon. There is a great va
riety of opinions as to what is a proper
Messrs, Rankin, Steele, Mason, Stew
art and Kline probably will agree to have
a clause of quantity inserted, but no va-
uation ; whilst Clayes and WTasson wish
to exclude back debts to a certain amount.
Messrs. .Daily, Bennet, Marquette,
Taffe and Young desire a valuation stan
dard. What the thinkers in their seats will do
when the time vor voting comes I am not
yet able to divine, but they will be apt to
put it through independent of influences
more than in their strong judgments may
be considered riht.
The speeches were very creditable to
those who delivered them, each endeav
oring it is presumed to represent his
If the constituency differ as much as
their servants, there will be no other
way to pass such a bill but by a
compromise which," with the sentiments
expressed, will consume some time to ac
Mr. Furnas' Agricultural bill has pass
ed. , This is a Territorial law making
provisions for the incorporation of Terri
torial and County Societies.
The Dempster Biblical Institute to be
located in Cass county, was indefinitely
postponed in the Council.
A supplemental bill, adding a third
term to the Courts, and explaining the
bill passed a few days since, passed the
House and was sent to the Council where
it was indefinitely postponod. Many are
pleased at the result, whilst others think
the relief called for will not be given in
the first bill, which is construed not to ef
fect back mortgages, trust deeds, &c, but
only answers for the future, whilst other
debts are stopped only about six months.
Homestead bill passed the Council this
morning, 16th, allowing eighty acres in
the country and half an acre in town
without reference to value.
This will meet opposition in the House
but will be advocated by Mason, Rankin,
Stewart and others, whilst it will be
strongly opposed by Daily who wants a
valuation limit without reference to quan
tity. Marquette will also oppose it and
others. But I think the probabilities are
in its favor. A homestead of some kind
will be likely to become a law next week.
Both bodies have agreed to have the
Criminal Law published in a newpaper
at the Capital, for which they agree to
pay seventy-five dollars. This will be a
loss to any office that may do it, as it is
to be paid in territorial warrants.
The Homestead in the Council was ad
vocated by Doane and Reeves, and oppos
ed by Miller and Moore because it did
not embrace a valuation clause.
The above gentlemen are able and
ready debaters attending closely to the
business of the session and always listened
to with much attention.
LADIES IN TIIE nOUSE.
On Friday three young ladies made
their appearance in the House for the
first time during the session.
Then came the tug of war ; for at such
times all real business suspended and
gives away to the oratorical and gallant
gentlemen to show their eloquence and
powers of debate. Each was anxious to
gain the floor, whilst Rankin, Clayes,
Marquette, Davis and Stewart had the
pleasure of edifying the ladies, to the
exclusion of other aspirants for that
COUNCIL BLUFFS FAIR.
The show of cattle and horses was very
creditable, but the exhibition of vegeta
bles excelled any thing of the kind which
I ever witnessed, except those of Nebras
ka. Cabbage, in a large quantity, weigh
ing each twenty-five pounds ; corn stalks
with nine ears ; wheat plump and heavy;
turnips astonishing in size.
Then came the equestrianship of the
ladies, with about fifteen hundred persons
present. The ladies were excellent rid
ers, and first made their appearance with
gentlemen who rode several times round
the course; then the ladies by pairs; again
singly; and every change put them thro'
on a full run.
One of the ladies had a horse that was
unsafe for gentleman to ride, and while
under full headway threw up both hands
with the lines on the saddle, and put him
to his best speed. That was a daring
undertaking for a lady.
The premiums were two side saddles,
purchased at the expense of a gentleman
disconnected with the Fair arrangements,
and cost about forty dollars each. They
were brought on to the fair ground, and
when the award was announced, the lady,
Miss Emma White, who obtained the first
premium, expressed her choice of the
two and it was put on to her horse; and
Mrs. Robinson who tcok second premium
was entitled to the other.
As to the saddles there was no material
difference, but the honor of having the
first selection in this instance was of im
portance, for the reason that it had be
come a question of up and down town
over which much interest wa3 shown
throughout the city. Nebraska judges
had to be chosen to satisfy the parties.
The editor having declined all resv
sibility concerning what may appeaJ
the -Advertiser during his absence
feel quite at ease to express curself
any subject, and to speak even of hinJ5
just in the same manner we would if
was not at all connected with this paj
"That the Councilman from Nenv
and Johnson counties is an active, zpa'.
and efficient representative, and that
stands in the first rank among theuori
Laemters in the Council, the records
ample evidence. From the proceeds
. . . . .
of the .Legislature we have gathered ii,
following list of bills introduced by
Furnas, up to October 20th, andweferi
satisfied that after its perusal, the pec,
of Nemaha and Johnson will be
convinced that in electing Mr. F.
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iii ve eietieu uie ngui juuu oi man,
that a better and more judicious selection cc! '
could not have been made. . for
Here is the list. All the bills marked ir.c;;
have passed both the Council and House, us I
received the signature of the Goyerni Tc
and have therefore become laws. All
others have passed the Council :
A bill for the better regulation
schools in Nebraska.
A Homestead bill.
A bill providing for the license o(
quor. ' .
A bill to form a Territorial Board of
A bill to" encourage the .growth of
A bill providing for the publication of
all creneral laws in newspapers.
A bill providing for the immediate
publication ol the Criminal Uode.
A bill to amend the act providin?. fa
the re-location of county seats.
A bill for a special act for Johns
county as to the re-location of her county
A bill authorizing I. T. Whrte ?vf
others to keep a ferry at AspinwalL .
A bill to authorize C M. urever aad
others'to keep a ferry at St. .Deroin. '
A bill to amend the ferry charter cf
A bill authorizing L. Hoadly to erect truth!
a mill-dam in Pawnee county. . aTe
A bill to authorize C. A. Goshh and
others to erect a mill-dam in Johnson
county. " .
A bill relative to county prisons. .
A bill for appointment of Notaries Eriarcl;
Public and prescribing their duties and pi
A bill relative to negotiable paper? barbar
A bill providing for the appointiceat works
cf deputies. algl ,
A bill for the relief of Margaret ,l
Cuming ... Palhl:
A bill for the relief of the Auditor acd voriJe
Treasurer of the Territory. cgral
A bill to amend an act entitled "CoucV The
ty Surveyors. ; anJ 0,,
A bill to change the name "ProBata
Judge" to "County Judge." 8'n13
A bill to incorporate the Nemab Vrl. c
ley Insurance Company, - tion t ;
A bill to amend the charter of ft. ThU r
a joint Kesolution and Memorial for
the construction of a Wagon road froa
Platte river to the Kansas line. ind cr
A Joint Resolution relative to a Na- iave
tional Homestead. ' y cf t
-A Joint Resolution relative to the iave c
A bill requiring all bills to express' ia Vkt
the title their trne intent. mrncr
A bill prohibiting any act to contain tart c
more than one subject matter. ' . The
A bill fixing the times for holding: t S;. I
District Court in Johnson and Pawnee
counties. .' 0IlkIIir
A bill providing for a Territorial Read. eac"-:
from Nebraska City to Beatrice. - ro '
A bill to incorporate St. George; ' nd 111
A bill to legalize the assessment in Jent c
j ohnson county.
A bill to amend the Revenue LaW.
A bill to locate a Territorial Road.'
Making a total of 35 bills introduced
by Mr. Fur.x as, 12 of which are now
- . ' ficer.r,
Bills Passed. . ire c:
Besides Jhe 12 bills introduced' tyogr.' end t!
Councilman, the following, which passed id d!:
both branches of the Legislature, .have pech'
been signed by Governor Richahoso- Vura:
and are now the laws of the land: "ric t
Bills Originating in the Council ' lickes:
A Criminal Code. iyCihf
A memorial for a land ersnt fnr rail,. .
roads, for four routes ruuning westward,
and one running northward.
A Joint Resolution and Memorial re
lative to the Punca Indians. '
A general act for opening road
A Stay Law.
An act concerning District Judrrp .
An act to incorporate Cedar Hill Ceme e best i
tery- - - " .:this,v
An act for a road from Covington to . ' 4:
Fort Laramie. -...qire
An act to amend the charter of Dahko
tah city. . -
An act to incorporate Helena.
A bill incorporating the Cass county
A bill to incorporate the Cass county
An act changing Courts in. Third "' Ju
A Memorial for a" Geological Survey
An act to incorporate the Otoe Coua'y
An act to incorporate Wapacana,
North Bend. .
Grand Lndcrf? I.
O. O. F.
An act incorporating the Beatrice
and Ferry cotrtpany.
An act for a fprry across the Platte
An act to change the time of convening
the Legislative Assembly
A bill fixing the time foe holding the
Bills Originating in the House.
An act to authorize citizens to xlevr
the public records.
An act relating to salaries of Territo
rial Auditor and Treasurer.
A bill abolishing the office of attorney
J. Glancy Jones,- the - defeated Le
ccmptonite in Pennsylvania, has, it ii
said, been appointed Minister to Austria.
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