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About Nebraska advertiser. (Brownville, Nemaha County, N.T. [Neb.]) 1856-1882 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 16, 1860)
tt. W.FUIIN AS. EDITOR.
THUSSDAY HORNING, FEB. 15, 1SC0."
FOR PRESIDENT IN 1SG0,
STEPHEN A. DOUGLAS.
" :Of .'the .United States.-,'"
: ,. ; FOR VICE-PRESIDENT,
' ANDREW JOHNSON,
. V ."Of. Tennessee.
Caicrnor Black's Veto IIcssrC
, T7fcat Is Popular SoTcrcInty?
vriio are the People ? And what
R! slits hare they while In a Ter
Wc resume the subject of Popular Sov
ereignty again this week. The question
has "been so thoroughly discussed since
ihe very singular positions taken by Pre-
. tident Buchanan, Governor Black and
others, that it seems almost impossible to
say anything new. The articles we co
pied last week from some half dozen pa
pers in the States, together with extracts
' frorn Sir. Douglas' replies in the Senate,
to Clay, Davis, Fitch, Green and Mason,
were to the point, and so conclusire that
we almost refrain from , saying another
The Congressional interventionists of
both the North and South, contend that
the question as to the powers of a Terri
torial Legislature over the subject of sla-
' very, was settled by the Dred Sott deci
sion". This is simply a bold, reckless, un
tenable assertion, let who will make it,
and exhibits an unpardonable degree of
ignorance. Ex-Attorney General John
son, who was one cf the attorneys in the
Dred Scott case, says that, ,,not only was
no such decision given, but no opinion to
that effect was expressed by any of the
..Judges." Judge Campbell, one of the
agreeing judges in that case, says, that,
"Ho cognizance was taken of the power
of Territorial Legislatures." And, in
the language of Mr. Douglas, "the ques
tion could never come before the Supreme
Court, unless a Territorial Legislature
had acted upon it, and the case taken
If there was anything to be gathered
f rem the spirit of the Dred Scott deci
sion touching in any manner the power
ct Territorial Legislatures, it va3 that
they have the power to either establish
or prohibit slavery at their pleasure.
There are two points in this question
we do not recollect to have seen touched
upon" by any speaker, or writer on the
subject, viz: the dividing line between
the condition of Territories previous to
and after awarding a Territorial form of
m government by Congress; and the differ
ence between the Organic Acts cf Kan
sas and Nebraska and those before given
to other Territories. There must be a
controlling power somewhere Mr. Buch
t man-power" to the contrary notwithstan-
" diog. That Congress possesses exclusive
controlling power over the common Ter
ritories of the United States, before aTer
.riforial form of government is awarded,
we presume none will deny; or that
whatever she reserve in an Organic Act,
belong to her. The moment an Organic
.Act becomes a law, it must be the guide,
as to the privileges of the people who ac-
'cept it, and the powers of their Territo-
Tial Legislature subject, of course, to
the Constitution of the United States
.and Gov. Black says the Constitution does
not carry slavery into Nebraska or pro
tect it there, if we understand him. In
'. all other Organic Acts given Territories,
from that given Ohio up to the passage
cf the "Kansas-Nebraska. Billr" Congress
reserved the right to approve or disap
prove all laws enacted by the Territorial
Legislature. . In the act given Ohio, Con
gress clothed the Governor and Judges
with the power to repeal any or all laws
passed' by the Territorial Assembly. The
power was also reserved in that Act to
appoint, on the part of Congress one-half
the members of the Legislature, and to
fill vacancies in cases of death or other
. In the Kansas-Nebraska Act. Congress
reserved the right to change the bounda
ries; divide, or add to any other Territory
or State such portions of the Territories
organized as it should deem , proper or
convenient- It prescribes the number of
members of the Legislature ; how many
days' each session may continue; who
fchall exercise the right of suffrage, and
who shall not; and other matters not ne
cessary here to mention. On the subject
cf slavery, pur Organic Act is so plain
we cannot for the life of us imagine how
any, intelligent reader can misunderstand
it. Although "as familiar as Household
words," we quote it here:
"That the Constitution and all laws of
the United States which are not locally
inapplicable, shall have the same force
and effect within the said Territory of
Nebraska as elsewhere within the United
States, except the 8th section of the act
preparatory to the admission of Missouri
into the Union-, approved March 6, 1820,
which, being inconsistent with the princi
ple of non-intervention by Corrgress with
elavery ia the states and territories, as
recognized by the legislation of lcwU,
commonly called the compromise measu-
res, is hereby declared inoperative and
vcid,it being the true intent and mean
ins: cf this act not to legislate slavery in
to any territory or state, nor to exclude it
therefrom, tut to leave trie people there
of perfectly free to form and regulate
their domestic institution in their own
tfc-jiY. iriibSect cnlr to the t th
7 ' ,
United States: Provided, That nothing
herein contained shall be construed to
revive or put in force any law or regula
tion which may have existed prior to the
act of March 6, 1820, either protecting,
establishing, prohibiting, cr abolishing
slavery." ' . .
"The 8th section cf the vet March 6r
1820," referred to in the foregoing, our
readers are aware, is that known as jths
"Missouri Compromise," which restricted
slavery beyond a certain boundary line,
viz : 36 30 min. Can any thing be
plainer, as to what is the povrcr cf our
Legislature on the subject of slavery 1
There are those 'who, by their own con
struction of that instrument, claim that the
Constitution of The United States carries
slavery into, and protects it in Nebras
ka while we are in a territorial existence;
and that whatever is recognized as. pro
perty in any State in the Union, a man
has a perfect right to bring to Nebraska
with him, and it is protected by the Con
stitution cf the United States. Let us
concede this point, and see where.it will
The Constitution and all our laws are
said to be founded on justice; and
should, at least, be founded on common
sense. If the Constitution protects any
species of property, it protects all, and
that protection is ample and full; it pro
tects slaves, horses, mules, cattle, sheep,
swine, real estate, and the person.-
If this be the case, why the farce of meet
ing in a legislative capacity at all ? Why
elect Representatives and Counciimen,
and send them to the capital annually for
the purpose of legislating in regard to ev
ery other species of property save slave
property? Is there common sense in
such procedure ?
Then again, bank and lottery char
ters are recognized as property, eith
er of individuals or associations, in the
States of Missouri, Iowa, and many eth
ers. The owners of this species of pro
perty hare, according to the conceded
doctrine, a perfect right to come to Neb
raska, issue their bank notes, and dispose
of their lottery tickets, under protection j
of the Constitution cf the United States !
Still again; as to our having no right
or power to prohibit slavery while in a
Territorial existence. Congress is un
der no obligations to ever admit us as a
State. To illustrate the principle ; sup
pose slavery did exist in Nebraska to such
an extent as to be obnoxious to four-fifths
or nine-tenths of the inhabitants, who be
lieved that its presence degraded white
labor, and retarded generally the pro
gress of the Territory; and Congress was
to say to us this year, as it has said, we
will not admit you until you have a popu
lation of 93,000 inhabitants, That clcses
the door against us for the present. We
plod along, and in the course of a few
years, we have the 93,000 inhabitants;
but, says Congress, the ratio of Repre
sentation in our body is now 125,000 or
150,000, which will very likely be the
case, ine coor or admission is again
shut in our face. Now, according to this
programme, when and where are we to
find a remedy for an evil we desire to
get rid of ? And if we have no power
now, from what source do we derive any
additional power when we form a State
Constitution, and are actually admitted as
a State, to interfere with slave property?
In the doctrine which denies to the peo
ple of Nebraska, while in & Territorial
existence, to either prohibit or establish
slavery, as they see proper, there is a
strange, wokdemui MONSTRUOUS
The doctrine of "popular sovereignty"
as we understand it, is just this to quote
from another writer on this subject:
That the people of this country, as
individuals and as men, whether they hap
pen to live in a state already organized,
or in a Territory about to be organized
in Illinois or in Kansas possess the right
inalienable, to make their own local laws
and municipal regulations, that this right
is plainly included in that clause of the
Constitution which reserves all rights to
the States and to Jthe people which were
not in that instrument expressly delegat
ed to the iederal (jovernment. Let ev
eay man put this question to himself; I
live in Illinois ; no law. can gainsay my
right to take part in forming the local laws
and institutions of the state in which I
live. Does my change of habitation de
prive me of tnis right ? Do I loose my
character and privilege as an American
citizen, Ij removing my habitation from
Illinois to Kansas ?
In the states the people make their lo
cal laws, subject to and restricted by their
constitution, which is their organic law.
This organic law is also made by the
people: it is a fixed and certain state
ment of the principles and rules by which
they consent to be governed. In pur
suance of this constitution the people of
the states meet in their legislative assem
blages, and enact such laws as the exi
gencies of the times and the. wants of the
people demand. Territory is land, is
property, and it is thus spoken of in the
federal compact not as an association of
people, not as a state, but. as mere prop
erty. "Congress shall have power to
make all needful rules and regulations
respecting the Territory and other prop
erty of the United States.'!. Can,. any
thing be plainer? We surely need, no
reams of argument,-no long years of an
gry discussion, to explain thi3 simple
clause. There is no power given here to
pass laws for the people of a Territory,
they have reserved that right to them
selves. When the Territory begins to
assume a character other than merelmd
and property by settlement and civiliza
tion, by immigration and the collection of
people, then the power of Congress is
manifest, ltibeccmes necessary, "a need
ful rule and regulation,"" to prescribe the
boundaries, name an Exeeuive Magis
trate, point out the wy intrhvrh the peo
ple may make their own laws, so organ
ize the Territory as to enable the people
to art on their own behalf. This, we sub
mit, is the extent of the power of Con
gress. The law organizing the Territo
ry, should, in its Eature, be to tb.3 pepp? :
of the Territory, whil? in th:ir minority,
just what the Constitutions c! tt3 Stat:s
are to the people of "il.-i Stc 3s,' the Or
ganic Law pf the Jar J. V.'ith' this dif
ference," -while the Ccnsiitations may es
tablish fundamental principles, the Con
gressional law should merely point out to
the people cf a Territory the manner in
which they can establish their own prin
ciples and make their own laws." ,
Those familiar with our opinions know,
and we may here say, that our views in
favor of -a free Territory or State are not
based upon any lote we; have for, or sym
pathy with, the, negro race ; Jior , does our
position in favor of the right or, power of
the Legislature to prohibit slavery, arise
from any fears we entertain that Neb
raska will ever be troubled with slavery.
It is the principle we contend for that
whatever we, the people of Nebraska,
feel is for our best interests, we may do
through our representatives in Legisla
ture assembled provided: it-does not
conflict with the Constitution of the Unit
ed States or the Organic Act. And, be
side, we are not willing to tamely submit
to that species of tyranny and oppression
under which our forefathers groaned, and
froui which they extricated themselves
only by a manly effort.
Neighbor Reynolds of the JVnett, as
we stated last week wrote an explanatory
(?) letter to the Chicago Time relative to
he Slavery Bill in the Nebraska Legisla
ture. The Times replied with eight or ten
lines, in which was as scathing rebukes
"all around," as we have seen upon the
subject. The News copies Reynold's let
ter, and garbles the reply of the Times,
so that it endorses his position. Milton,
that'll not do. Such a dodge does not
look well. If you get slapped in the
face, "take it cool ;" "Sich is life."
"True, 0 ! King !"
The Washington correspondent of the
New York Times, in speaking of the
advancing popularity of Mr. Douglas,
"Already there is a stampede here to
the side cf the Little Giant; and on the
avenue this morning, between Willard's
and the Capitol, it was perfectly astonish
ing and refreshing to be met by such
crowds of "Original Douglas men" men
who had been secretly for Douglas since
1852; but who had, from deep political
motives, thought it wise to disguise their
ardent feelings under a mark of the bit
terest hostility until this present morn
ing! Verily the heart of man is a deep
mystery, and out of his mouth issueth all
We imagine we see many "Original
Douglas men" in this Territory : Should
Mr. Douglas be the nominee. Men who
in every instance sustaiued Buchanan in
his proscriptive course toward Mr. Doug
las ! "The only two papers in Nebras
ka," for instance ; wont they "come into
line," beautifully, and swear they have
always been Douglas men!
"Oh! that 'li be joyful!"
For the Nebraska Gold Mines.
Our merchants, all, are making exten
sive preparations for outfitting Gold Seek
ers who wish to start from Brownville in
the Spring. Last year the travel through
this place was so much greater than was
anticipated, that on several occasions
there was a failure to supply the demand.
No fears need be entertained this sea
son. Our business men are, and will be
as extensively prepared to accommodate,
as at any other point on the West bank of
the Missouri River. Next week we
will place before our readers in detail,
the advantages to be secured by outfit
ting at, and starting from Brownville.
The copyright of Helper's book is
worth about $500 a week to the author.
This shows the effect of opposition. Mr.
Clark of Missouri, has done more for
Helper in two months than a powerful
political party did in two years. Exchange.
It is said that this whole Helper ex
citement was gotten up by Helper, Ben
nett of the Herald, and Clark, who in
troduced the resolution into Congress in
regard to the book, and a few others, as
a money making operation ; and right
well have they succeeded so far as they
are concerned. The discussion of Clark's
resolution gotten up to advertise the book,
cost the Government the snug little sum
of $36,848 00; that's all!
So we go: retrenchment is the order
of the day.
Postal Deficiency BUI.
, The bill introduced in the House by
Mr. Phelps appropriates $1,296,000 for
the deficiencies of the year ending June
last, and for the present year, 2,400,000
under the law of 1836, on the payment
of the salaries of officers and. clerks and
for the transportation of the mails. , The
third section provides for the payment, of
interest at the rate of six per centr on
and after the expiration cf the quarter ia
which mail service was rendered, and a
sufficient sum to pay it 'T and appropriates
$1,000 for temporary clerk hire to expe
dite the payment.
The Kentucky Legislature has appro
propfiated $10,000 to complete the mon
ument to Henry Clay, at Lexington.
The Legislature has also, and for the
first time, appropriated S5,0Q0 to the
State Agricultural Society.
..... ixjvi VVMlloiiuui
The delegates from thirteen States
have been, appointed to the Charleston
Convention, which, meets within two
months frc n now; The Presidential
j reference iri this number a majority
cf whom era under instructions are as
fellows: Douglas 109, Lane 3, Guthrie
12, Jchr.soa'I2, Davis 16, Cobb, 10.
Senator frori California.
The Overland Mail brings the intelli
gence of the election to the United States
Senate of Milton, :S." Latham, ten days
after being inaugurated as Governor of
: ; - -
- (Por the Advertiser
Nemaha City." N. IV H
SundavFeb. 5th, 1660. j
1ar Sib:'--'1' U- :i "
I think I can explain what you conceive
to be a misrepresentation in a ccrarauni
cation from "A' Republican," in theNe
braska Herald, in regard to a preference
in a Ferry Charter. You are mistaken
inyour reply that an amendatory Act of
"my getting vp," which you received at
Omaha, provided no time at which the
rights under the charter commenced, or
terminated,,. 'I( .was the original Charter
itself, that provided no time, and on, that
account, alone, I wanted it amended. , It
had been traded several times with the
understanding that the charter was giant
ed for twenty years To Jesse John for
one and upon examination it was found
to be deficient in that particular, and of
course it was no trade then. A short
time after, I made a conditional trade,
that if I could get this charter amended
in the particular referred to, I was to
give two hundred dollars for it. The
Bill which you introduced on the 6th of
October forta Ferry at Aspinwall, passed
both branches of the Legislature, and
was signed by the Governor on the 19th,
which was the same day, that E. S. Dun
dy introduced my amendatory Act, which
was passed and approved November 4tb.
Now all that was acquainted with the
original Charter, looked upon it as be
ing nul, and void. Then you getting
Whyte, Holladay & Neal's Charter
through even with your provisions in
Section 4 it was a valid Charter be
cause there was no "interfering privileges
heretofore granted." Well then of course,
my amenJatory Act being passed sixteen
days afterwards, and aho taking effect
afterwards, would give the Aspinwall
Charter the "preference." This must
be the way "A Republican" viewed the
subject. I do not believe that the Aspin
wall Charter : conflicts with the Act
granted to me. ,.. I look at it in this light,
that my amended Charter was void before
it was amended, and also after it was
amended, and ; that the Aspinwall Char
ter was valid. Or, I might say, my Char
ter as amended made it a new darter
entire, and it taking effect after the tak
ing effect of the former charter would
give it the "preference." What say ?
If you will examine the journals and
documents, you will find I am right. I
think no one intends to misrepresent you
particularly in this Ferry matter. I did
blame you for not making a line between
the Ferries, to prevent one from laping
over on to the other. I posted you in re
gard to how far up the river they claim
ed; authorized"you to even put mine fur
ther up the river ; but as Tidwell has
got the Charter in about the shape I
wanted it, "I am satisfied."
. Yours, as ever, A. L. COATE.
. . At the urgent request of Mr. Coate,
we give the above a place in our col
umns, although we think he might have
remained incog under the signature of
"A Republican," and in the "Herald,"
where he commenced his lucubrations.
We have only to say as we have already
paid more attention to this little affair
than it deserved that we are not mistak
en as to the Bill Coate sent to us being de
ficient in providing a time for the rights
to commence or terminate; and Mr. Coate
acknowledges to us in conversation that
the Bill sent us was copied by Mr. Holmes,
and that he did not see it before it was
sent.. '.:'- ' r' '
How came Dundy to introduce the Bill
you sent us? He did no such thing, the
Journal to the contrary notwithstanding.
The Journals show us as having intro
duced a number of Bills that we never
saw, and cuiits to give us credit for a
number we did introduce.
The logic of Coate as to his Charter
being "nul and void," is "clear as mud,"
and we will not attempt to anwser it.
For th Adrertljer.
Mr. Editor : 8
It seems to be determined upon by, at
least a portion of the Republicans of Ne
maha County, that in the approaching
election of Delegates to our Constitution
al Convention, strict party lines shall be
drawn; in other words, that no Demo
crat or doubtful Republican shall receive
any support for a seat in that responsi
ble Convention-of the universal people.
I entertain no doubt as to a favorable re
sult to the Democratic party, if such a
determination should be carried into ef
fect at the election of Delegates by both
parties but can it be done, as the desire
is, of late, so cften expressed in the Her
ald of Nemaha City ? I have witnessed
the result of such elections, in the Slates,
when and where parties were perfectly,
and, on other subject, uncompromisingly
organized, but the best and most reliably
intelligent men were always elected
even when a partisan spirit was apparent
ly most rampant; and I have sufficient
respect for the intelligence of the voters
of Nemaha County to believe . that such
will be the result here, after all ths dem
onstrations of fanatical, cne-ideaed dem
ogogues, who have but self or a friend
to foster and flatter.
I admire the modesty and magnani
mous generosity of your declination to
accept so honorable a position as has been
tendered to you in this connection; what
ever the public may lose thereby, you
cannot but be a gainer by your self-denying
firmness. For neither that, nor a
position in the Legislature, has ever paid
any man qualified for usefulness ia ei
ther. . . .
But, under existing : circumstances, I
humbly submit to the voters of Nemaha
County, and of other counties, the proprie
ty of calling a Union Convention, to con
vene soon, at the respective County-seats,
for the purpose of not only selecting as
candidates for their suffrages, good, qual
ified men, but to express as suggestive,
the wishes of the people of this Territory
upon important subjects that may be be
fore theConstitutional Convention.
It seems to me that prudence and good
faith, one to another, as well , as a proper
regard for the welfare of these to whom
we shall, ere long, bequeath the organic
acts of that Convention, require a more
rational procedure than usually emanates
from the exparte resolutions of partizans.
You and I, Mr. Editor, probably differ
as to the propriety of inserting a clause
in the Constitution to be adopted, exclu
ding slavery from the State of Nebras
ka : I deeming such a provision unneces
sary, and as calculated to rebuke those
who, though they do not expect that slav
ery ever will be established here, think
the institution is jestifidble, and respecta
ble where it is deemed profitable, and
you, I suppose, beliving it a duty of the
Convention to forever exclude it by the
highest positive law and yet as a Demo
ocrat, (Douglasite as you are) I could
vote for you for this position, in contem
plation of other duties to be performed of
more vital importance to the welfare of
our people generally.
If, however, it be not agreable to a
large number of our voters to have a Uni
on Convention, I see no other alternative
than that of calling at once, a Democrat
ic Convention. And, in the latter case,
if the Territorial Central Committee
should not, before your next issue appears
make some order in the matter, would it
not be well for you to take the step, in
regard thereto, which may in your judg
ment be deemed best?
Let us hear from you.
premiums were awarded, and who wish
them, can have a Territorial Vr arrant, by
applying by letter, or otherwise, to the
There is about $70 In money in tha
hands cf the Treb.urer; tut it is thought
unfair to pay a p:rticn cf the premiums
in cash, and th& balance ia Warrants.
The S300 Warrants will undoubtedly pay
all premiums called for, and with the
$70 money in the Treasury, together with
the $300 appropriated next year, and the
receipts of the next Fair, premiums can
next year all be paid promptly on the last
day of the Fair.
The Board regret not being able to pay
the premiums as promised; but as this is
the best that can be done, under the cir
cumstances, it is hoped that all interested,
will at least be content.
Papers ; throughout the Territory will
please copy, or :all attention.
R. W. FURNAS,
Pres't Ter. Board of Agriculture.
Kev. T. W. Ttrrox will preach in tb Coujrejc
ttonal Church in this city next Sunday at half past
10 o'clock. -
Public Opinion has deciared that Curtli' Compound
Syrup of Sassafras stand unequalled among; the rem
edies offered for speedily earing diseases of th lungs,
chest and throat. i
His Mam&luke Liniment has become one of tha sta
ples articles of trade. Merchant might as well he
without sugar and coffee. Krerj family should keep a
constant supply of these medicines on hand. . n23
In this city, on the -21 inst.,by the Rer. J. R!
ley. the Hon. Silas A. Strickland, of Belle-rue, Neb
raska, and Miss Mary Tucker Soyc er, cf this city
Frederick (Md.) Ucrtdi.
We were astonished at Silas extraordinary econ
omy during the last session of the Legislature.
Speaker six dollars a day boarding at prirato
house, and sleeping with Jim Chapman I Understand
now ; sarin his wagos ! Good enough !
i-w-.w iu i t.i jXj
STSAI.I ferry boat?
T those ia tha States eonteatLi '"
the Nebraska and Kansas 5MS
Tha undersigned desira to say, and i
not practice Js3eptioa;that. there are aH."11113
to be secured in '97bu
Crossing the Missouri n'rer at Brow5rt
and outfitting a5, and startle from tnl"
Ter In the Srst place, cn loth idof . Li'
are large exteatj of bottom laojj in w k; t T"
makes a much eariicrstart thanoa theor'..;1'1
iau 00 pureaa354 nere on rery farorable er
be Brows rillo S team Ferry boabeia. t
he RiTer.o'Jarj peculiar inducements T
ing at ith,! point. It islarg, and eomo-KW
powerful machinery, which enables the prtr
to ferry emigrants and others in thj most.?"?
ertake to say that the buainr
ivtU,u..j ureiis wtj.i prepared to grrs tW 1
Ing supplies, with a superior quality and a.V
orable terms aj can be found elsewfaen
desirable can be purchased in Brown,;-. T TB
Provisions, Clcthl Mfe
The Ronta f mm Trn!" . .1 ...
rersally admitted by the. who baV. t
. -v ."a 01. wo. and Omaha i.
to distance, an examination of the map iJ-i'tw
is necessary to wot tn n. .v.. K. "BU
from here to the mines than from tnr a ifL
on tha Missouri. On this ro"? "L Z7
abound theentir distance, whUe 4 ,1,r
wood has to b hauled for many da",. 7 'W
TV - f m -
those who adopt it the present season wiahar.10
causa toregret hating done so. Therefore
ross tlie Missouri RiVerat and start
JOBS CODDIXGTOX CO,
xroprierors fcteam 1 any Beat.
TAXES! TAXES! TAXES I
Delinquent tax payers of Nemaha County arenotiflrd
that the payment of taxes has not been postponed, and
it is positireiy necessary that all taxes should be paid, as
our Revenue Law allows hut little further indulgence.
It is sincerely hoped that all persons caving taxes due
and unpaid, will attend to it ai once, as the time for ac
tion has come, all such are requested to eall at my of
flee in Brownville and arrange their taxes as nearly as
poMh!e; those failing to do so until after the flrst of
March next will be considered as totally disregarding
this notice. In this cae, I will bare no further control,
but will be obliged to collect such delinquent tax by
distress and sale. JACOB STRICK.LER.
Brownville, Feb. 16,-tlTay Treas. Kcm. County.
Feb. 13, I860.
Democratic 3Iass Meeting.
Certain persons having recently con
vened in Convention, for the purpose
of organizing a Republican party in Ne
maha County, and having so organized,
thereupon made a strictly partisan nomi
nation of candidates for election on the
first Monday of March next, as Delgates
to our contemplated Constitutional Con
vention however unwise and impolitic
such a procedure for such a purpose may
be there is but one course left for Dem
ocrats to pursue, and that is, to call a gen
eral meeting, in which, not only the de
fiant acts of Republicans, here referred
10, but the views of the Democratic par
ty, as to the propriety of giving its sup
port or countenance in favor of a Consti
tutional Convention, such as is contempla
ted by the State Organization Act of our
Legislature, may be calmly and dispas
sionately taken into consideration and,
if deemed advisable, that other matters
pertaining to the real interests of our
Territory may be acted upon, as expres
sive of the views of the Democracy of
this county; and,' with this view, it has
been requested, by many prominent Dem
ocrats, that such mass meeting of Demo
crats be held at Brownville, on Saturday,
the 25th instant; at which a general rep
resentation of all parts of the county is
I hope, therefore, that no other notice
will be required but that a. large meet
ing may be obtained by thi3 suggestion.
CHOICE SEEDS! WARRANTED PURE.
Japan Appld-I'ie llelon;
. Fig Touitto,
Odcll's Large White Watermelon,
Terry's Early Prolific Cucumber,
The above are all new and very superior varieties;
and will be sent by mail r,atl5 cents per pack
age. Stamps taken for fraction of a dollar.
Address, II. A. TEBBY,
n32-3m Crescent City, Iowa.
St. Joseph to Gmalia.
To Those to Whom Premiums were
Awarded at the First Territorial
All who had anything to do with the
First Territorial Fair held at Nebraska
City, in September last, are aware that
the receipts on that occasion were but
little more than sufficient to pay the
incidental expenses. : Every exertion in
the power cf the Board to raise furds
with which to pay off all premiums called
for, has been made. At the last session of
the Legislature, the passage of an act
was secured, appropriating out of the
Territorial . Treasury the sum of $300,
for the purpose of aiding in paying pre
miums awarded. The act further appro
priates the same sum annually, hereafter,
for the same purpose. As there is no
funds in the Territorial Treasury, the
best that can be done is to pay off the
premiums in Territorial Warrants. They
draw ten per cent interest; and beside
can be used by those procuring them
in paying taxes, thus really answering
the same as money. Those to whom
HANNIBAL & ST. JO. R. R.
Arrangaments have been made, by the Hanni
bal and St. Joseph Rail Road Company, to eom
mence with the opening of navigation, for a
TRI-WEEKLY LINE OF PACKETS,
to run in connection with said Road regularly from
St. Joseph to Brownillle, Omaha,
and all other intermediate points.
Notice la hir.h . . !
aid estate are it
i1wnoya7"r "to- n.G. Loan! " ?
Lime! Lime!! Lime!!! !
The undersigned whose fcilna are aituatt slut mil. I
west of Brownville, oo the road leading tort. Krn7
keeps constantly on hand a ery soer-or article ti
lime, to which he Invites the attention of th wJa- :
lng The Lime will be delivered at thexi'.a or a, aar
other point in the connty, aadeiirtd.
Teh. 9, 1860 m e. jj. L0.V5. i
Improved Farm for Rent,
It is desired t rent oat an Improved tim $ aga.
west ot Brownville. The farm has 0 acres ciH.
under jjood tight fence hot -proof 60 acre tt whi
have heen under cultivation or three rears. Tit.iii.r
improvements are a good frame house 32 u, a i4
log stable, other out-home., a never failing iprtnt.,!
water. The farm will he rented or cata. hh a.
shares, or taken in improvements made. Ttstarm j
for sale for eah.
Tor particulars apply to G. T. BIX3T,
North Star P. O . r Sonora, Ms.,
Or E. W. FVZSAS, 3row8tL:!.
Feb. 9, 1SGO 31 tf
Heath Nuckolls, )
R. W. Furnas ) ; ,
NOTICE is hereby given, that I win, olTer sale, at
public auction, at the doer of the house ia wbkh
the last term cf the District Court for N.ma&a
county, Nebraska Territory, was held in DrowaviJle,
in said connty, cn Saturday, the 3d day of March, ,
A. 1). 1850, at one o'clock r. if, of said day the N-
owing: described real-estate to-wit : Iotj So. I k 1
n Biock No. 17, and lot no 3, in block ao 49, and
otll, in block 23 in l!rownri:le,and lot Tiablect;'
17, in. Furguson addition to BrownriUe a; d ts.
northeast quarter of the southwest quarter of sec
tion twelre, town fivj, north of Ranie fifteen, salt
of the sixth principal meridian, eontaiain; fort
acres, also the following lots in Nemaba Citj.te-
wit lot sixteen, in block novo, and lot 15 in bloek
61, lot 13 block 33 lot 2 block 17. lot 10 block 97,)ot
3block51, lot 11 block 23, and lot 1) block 2,
ail in said Nemaha county, taken as the propert ef
It. w. furnaaon an execution tn favor ot Jiesta
Nuckolls issued by the Clerk of the Zitrict Court
of the said Nemaha county, and to me dirnotsd a ,
bhenif of said countr.
Given nnder my hand this nisth day of Febru
ary a. D. ls0.
Sheriff of Nemaha county,
by ALFRED V. DENMAN, Depaty.
Brownrille, Feb. 9, I860. '
The following new, popular and fast running packet
ooau constitute ine line lor the present :
- 0 lil A H A j
rfSSS'h STEAMER jrrff
E M I L I E ,c-
For Freight or Passage apply to
FREIGHT AND TICKET AGEXT,
Forwarding 4f Commission Merchant,
BroTTiiviHc, Nebraska. .
I860 NO W IS THE TIME TO S UBSCRIBE .'I860
'THE COUNTRY GENTLEMAN,'
writes the lion. John Wentworth in the Chicago
Democrat, is the name cf without question. Tax
Best AGEicrLTriat ParKB m th Uxiteo
The Cocxtrt Gcxtlmax is published weekly
16 pages quarto, and entered upon its Fifteenth
Volume with 1S60 inaugurating at that time sev
eral improvements among them an enlarged page,
larger typo, and an increased amount of eontenta.
Tns Cocxtrt Gextlkmax forms far the most
complete and practical Journal for tha Farmer and
Country Resident, published in this country. Term,
Two Dollar a year. Address with remittance, or
fur Sample Numbers,
LUTHER TUCKNFR A SON, Albany, N. T.
Arrangements have just been completed by
which the publishers of the Country Gentleman are
enabled to offer two hundred and fifti of the bett
itratcberry pliut, as a premium for fire subscribers
accompanied by the cash (J10X. Writa for further
particulars with prospect a J03 and posters. -
VVORRALLTOIl PUBLIC HOUSE.
The subscriber informs the traveling public that be
keeps a house of entertainment at Worrallton in Xe
tniba countv, Nebraska, on the Territorial ro,i4 leading:
from Nebraska City to Tecninneb.
The comfort and convenience of travelers will he con
sulted and charges moderate.
January 1 WW 33-Stn
Sale of Real Estate. . f
Whereas on the twenty- econd day cf A?ril A D 1KB. .
Alexander H. Fergus and Joanna T. Ferjna, his wtf. j
for the purpose of securing- the pariaer.t t a prunl- j
tt note bearing date April 12th, 1S3, drawn la j
favor of John It. Davis or order for twelve handred a i
sixteen doliara and four cents, payable nine moihs af , )
ter date, executed to the undersigned John L.;CroB a I
deed with power of sale and conveyance tt ta follow
ing real estate in Nemaha county, Xebratka, to wit: ;
The west half of the south east quarter aal nor eart i
quarter of the south cant quarter of sectloo twen'y-n'aw
(29) in townstip number five (5) north of raage tmtr j
sixteen (16) east, recorded on Jfortfajre Becord S-l- j
pages 13, 14 and 15 of records of Xeniaha caiunty, Xt- t
raska. And whereas it is provided in said deed tbti !
said promissory note wts not fully and pmtly paid
and discharged according to the tenof and terms ihtrmt j
at maturity, the said John L. Carson should at any tl j
after the maturity thereof prcerd to sell the above dt- f
scribed real estate at public vendue to tba highest brf j
der forcah in hand at tbedoorcf the office of the Coua
ty Clerk of said Nemaha County, he being reqtird be
fore making- said sale to give notice thereof by fcnblW
tion in some newspaper published ia saideo'inty la
consecutive weekly issues of said paper, the proceed
aaid saletobe applied on tha payment of sail aoe. A1,
whereas said note has not been paid or any Bart tbrsof-
Notice is therefore hereby given thai 1 will, oa Satur
day the 7th day of April, A D I860, between the tours or"
o'clock A M and 4 o'clock p M of .aid day, from the
door f the office of the County Clerk of said 'emaka
county, In the town of Brown villa in id county, pre
ceed to sell and will .eii tothe highest bidder ft
the above described real estate with the improvements
thereunto belonging, and upon such .ale wilt naie,
execute, acknowledge and deliver tothe purchaser .r'
purchaser a deed or deeds for aaid real estate la a-"
cordance with the power contained and given by satd'
deed. JOHN u. CAfcSO.V. Trustee;
January 31, 15C3. I Or $22
XGTICa lsiereor aiven to all aersous interested that
aa iappears that there are claims aginst taevstate.T
Andrew J. Datr, late of Johnson eoui.ty, Nebraska Tr
rltory .deceased, I have appointed Monday, tfce 6th day tt .
March, 1SSO, aatheSnal tUy for hearing cla.ais again
said estate. Person havinc claim ajainst said estate
art hereby ootlSed to aietfiera at my office on orN
tore the said day, or the-y will forever he debarred col
lection; and from setting off tse same In any ct
whatever. C. A.GOSHE.V,
Acting Ja'lge of Probate.
Ordered that the above notice be published for twelve-
successive weeks in the Nebraska AdventKer.
G. A. GOSHEN, A. J.
431AHAX MA, Administrator.
Johnson County, November 15, 1369. vla2-13tf$lJ
S. IT. ZXazcIilne & Co.,
Ill, Walnut Strut, fint door below Ciiwa Eov
Dealers in Sel. Trees. Shrnfca. Roses. Beddio
Plants, Cut Flowers, Agrleuural Implement, Cre
and Dsled Pruita, fcc. vial'
Whereas arr.lication has been made to the Pro
bate Court of NetnahaCouoty, Nebraska Territory,
j j vvuiiv viBtiv w iuv w VI aus stew
deceased, for aa assignment of dower from tb
estate of the snil Denigue Claire, notice U here 67
given that Saturday the 3d day cf llarch,
at 1 0 cluck, Y. ii., is tie day appoint" -
the bcaringsaid application, at my oSceia Bro
r!!! in mi l rnu titv hrn &n-l where sUI nor
attend, and show cause why tha prayer of said?
plication should not be allowed.
Ia testimony whereof I have hereunto set my
and seal this 20th day of January a T 1S53.
2'3-St $7fe. ' TrobntflJ ao--
.... .. . .s. Proa-
Whereas application nas tetn " o,ia
Court of Nemaha Ccunty, Nebraska Territory, M
Nuckolls, administrtor of the real propertyw
of Charles it. Greever, late of said cooatr. fVr.
the sale of the real property of sid
pose of obtaining meana to Oichrfe tha lub
able against the name. Note mi fcT i8J-
Mond.y theSth d,y tf Mar.h. A. D. J "
set for the hearing of said application, at W ci
if., at my office in Browov. 11. a r!r and
rhereany and all persons ""Lboris
showcauw why aaorder should not be .mad -aw
lag the said administrator to "J mS" A M
Given umler njyhand and cials'JLK
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