Nebraska advertiser. (Brownville, Nemaha County, N.T. [Neb.]) 1856-1882, July 25, 1861, Image 2

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    The War for the Union.
'A mcsae
ravs Fairfax
lion, and scattered alonj the route all
the way from Fairfax C. II.
The read from Bull's Run was strewed
with knapsacks, arms, and some of our
troops deliberately throwing away their
ft J
Washington, July 17.
to the War Department
Court House was occupied i iruns and appurtenances, the. better to
at un rue, the rebels having previously
abandoned the place.
.'".. Philadelphia, July 17.
; A gentleman of this city who left Rich
mond the 9th iusL, escaped via Tennessee
he arrived here this morning, he says
tvhen he left there was about ten thous
and troops ia Richmond and several for
tified camps commanding the approaches
with heavy batteries. One on the Aquia
" f J i? t. . . . . si- a -v inArn
creeK roau vi neavy guns, uil-ic ci;
"three. regiments at Howard's grove, east
of . the city, and two regiments of flying
' artillery near Rocket. Regiment after
regiment was arriving via Dansville.
Five regiments with a small baggage
train left Richmond on the 6th to rein
force Gen Johnson. He estimates there
are cot less than 00,000 men under Gen
Beauregard at and around Manassas junc
; ti ;n, and reinforcements of militia are
"being forwarded daily. It was reported
but discredited thar there were ten thous
. and troops at Aqaia creek.
The estimated number of treops at
Vorktown was 1,500 and frorn 10,000 to
0,000 at' Norfolk. Troops from Pensa
co!a at Richmond, generally concur in the
impossibility of taking Pickens.
Washington, July 17.
Mr, Grimes, from the committee on
Naval Affairs, introduced a bill to pro
vided for the temporary increase" of the
Mr. Foot said that there was pressing
necessity for passage of the bill.
The bill authorizes the Secretary of the
navy to purchase or hire such vessels as
may be necessary daring the war to sup
press piracy and render effectual the
blockade. It appropriates three millions
. dollars. The bill passed the house. The
resolution regarding adjournment on Fri
day was taken up and laid on the table to
give time for consideration.
The bill to provide for the better or
ganization of the military, establishment
was taken up. Mr. Wilson offered an
amendment to the whole bill comprising
nearly all the amendments heretofore of
fered and further providing a retiring
list for the army.
Mr. Hale moved to strike out all that
portion relating to the retiring list of the
army and navy. After a long discussion
the amendment was disagreed to, years
11, nays 27.
The Largest Cattle Ever Fought on
this Continent.
Washington. Midnight 21.
An engagement occurred to-day near
Centerville, Va. The enemy retreated
towards Manassas leaving their batteries
in possession of the Union forces. The
fighting' " commenced at 3 o'clock this
morning and continued most desperately
until 2 this p m. The rebels were driven
back inch by inch leaving their dead ori
the field. The loss of life on both sides
is frightful. Our troops behave most gal
lantly and our guns were very effectual.
The whole force on both tides is said to
have been engaged.
. Gen. Johnston having joined the rebels
making Gen Beauregard's force about
70,000. It is supposed the rebels will
suffer greatly at Manassas for want of
. Herald's correspondent says, when I
left the field of battle I saw the rebels
flying in vast numbers. The greatest en
thusiasm prevailed throughout our ranks.
Jeff. Davis is understood to be at Manas
sas Junction. Col Cowden's Mass 1st
regiment was fired on by rebel pickets
several times as they slept on their arms.
The Times' correspondent says the bat
tle has been one of the severest ever
fought on this continent. Up to two o'
clock our troops had driven the enemy a
distance of nearly two miles. As the
enemy fell back from one position it was
only to another equally strong and at
every point fresh re-inforcements were
poured in almost without limit as to num
bers, there can bo no doubt that their
'force was at least double ours. The Fire
Zouaves were terribly cut up while drawn
up to make an attack. They were as
sailed by a cencealed battery with a strong
support on their flank and were forced to
break. It is said both Col. Farham and
Lieut. Col. John Creihton are killed.
Bat it may prove untme. The latter at
all events was severely wounded. Col.
Hewley wounded in throat. Col. Slocum
of the 2d R. I., and Capt Lewis of the
1st reported killed. Gov Sprague had
his horse shot under him. Maj Ballow
of the R. I. was severely wound in the
thigh and hand by a connon ball.
Warhisgto5, July 22.
. After the latest information was re
ceived from Ccntreville at 7,20 last night
a series of events took place in the in
tensest degree disastrous. Many con-
J I .. wn n.or.lant Kill t t V. orO
. . 1
is enough, known to warrant tne statement
we have suffered a degree which has cast
gloom over the remnants of the army, and
excited the deepest melancholy through
out Washington.
.. The carnage was tremendously heavy
on both sides ; but on our side it is fnght-
.ful. ...
We were adrancing, and taking their
: masked batteries gradually but surely,
driving the enemy towards Manassas
Junction, when the enemy seemed to have
.been re-inforced by Gen. Johnston, who
it is understood, took command, and im
mediately commenced driving us back,
when a panic amoung our troops sud-,
denly occurred, and a regular stampede
took place. - !
It is thought that Gen. McDowell un-
dertook to make a stand at or near uen
treville, but the panic was so frightful
that the whole army became demoralized
end it was impossible to check them at
cither Centerville, or Fairfax C. H.
.The retreat was kept up until the men
facilitate their travel.
Gen. McDowell was iu the rear of
the retreat, exerting himself to rally his
men, but without practical success. The
latter part of the army it is saidmade
their retreat in order. His orders on the
field did not at all times reach those for
whom they were intended. It is suppos
ed the force sent out against our troops
consisted, according to a prisoner's state
ment, of thirty thousand men, including
a largi number of cavulry.
He further says that owing to reinforce
ments from Richmond, Strasburg and
other points the enemies effective force
was 80.000 men. Aoccrding to the state
ment of two of the Fire Zouave3 they
have Dnly about 200 men left from the
slaughter which while the 69th and other
regiments, frightfully suffered in killed
and wounded. The number cannot now
be known. Sherman's, Carlisle's, Grif
fin's and the West Point Batteries were
taken by the enemy, and the eiyht seige
thirty two pound rifled cannon. It is sup
posed all the provision train belonging to
us saved by being driven brck. It is
supposed here to-day that Gen Mansfield
wiH take command cf the fortifications
on the other side of the river which are
able it is said by military engineers to
hold them against any force the enemy
way bring against them. Large rifled
cannon and mortars are being rapidly sent
over and mounted.
An ofiiceTs, just from Va. 10 1-2 re
ports that the road from Centerville to the
Potomac is strewed with stragglers.
The troops are resuming the occupation
of the fortifications and entrenchments
on the line of the Potomac. In addition
to those reported yesterday Col WTilcox
the gallant commander of a brigade was
killed; also, Capt McCook, a brother of
Ccl McCook of Ohio.
The city this morning is in the most in
tense excitement, wagons are constantly
arriving bringing the dead and wounded.
Both telegraph and steamboat commu
nication with Alexandria is suspended to
day to the public. The following is the
account of the beginning of the panic
which resulted so disastrously to our
troops. All our millitary operations
went swimmingly and Col Alexandria
was about erecting a position accross
Bulls run when a terrific consternation
broke out among the teamsters who had
incauliouslp advanced immediately after
the body of the army, and lined the War
ranton road. Their consternation was
shared in by numerous civilians who
were on the ground. Soon our whole
army was in retreat.. For a time a fear
ful panic prevailed which communicated
itself to the vicinity of Centerville and
every available conveyance was seized
upon. Several similar alarms had oc
curred on previous occasions, caused by
a change of position of our batteries,
and it was most likely that this alarm
was owing to the same fact.
The Retreat Confirmed.
Things not so had as they seem.
Defeat Attributed to Gen Patterson.
Preparing- for Another right.
JHsfortuiie Docs liot Dishcarteu.
Our JLoss Under 1,000.
Baltimore, 22.
Iinmediatelp upon the confirmation of
the retreat of the Union forces, the 13th
N Y Regiment, whose term of enlist
ment expires shortly, unanimously signed
a paper to re-enlist for three years.
Gen Banks leaves for Gen Patterson's
column to-morrow morning. The city
continues in great excitement. Offers
are being made of regiments here, to
keep the mere disorderly secessionists
The presence of a considerable milita
ry force may be required to keep the
rebels in Baltimore quiet in their present
delirium of iov. Likenesses of Beaure
gard are sold on the street. A heavy
and steady rain prevented a large congre
gation of the people.
Paymaster McChail of the U. S. A.,
just from Washington, contradicts the re
ports that Sherman's and Burnside's bat
teries were captured by the rebels.
The Unionists in Baltimore, very gen
erally attribute the defeat of the Union
forces to the inactivity of Patterson, who,
it is reported, was a dozen times official
ly telegraphed to engage Gen. Johnson
at any odds.
On Sunday about thirty arrests were
made for attempts to incite mobs.
Gov Sprague's bravery, the whole day
challenged universal odmiration. Aided
by Mr. Gastin, paymaster of the N. Y.
14th, he succeeded in bringing some de
gree of order out cf the confusion. The
number of the killed and wounled has
been greatly exaggerated. McDowell
behaved with the greatest bravery, but it
was unavailing to arrest a panic in the
The Fire Zouaves fought like devils.
The N. Y. 71st, and 27th; the Minne
sota and Maine Regiments did well, and
were the praise of ail. They were mow
ed down like grass, by tha batteries upon
weich they advanced. The flag of the
Minnesota Regiment was completely rid
dled. Washington, 22.
The ammunition of our artillery had
been expended in the contest, and as the
cassions were rushing at full speed to the
rear, for a new supply, the movement was
construed by the teamsters and civilians,
into a retreat. A panic among them oc
curred. They ran for their horses, with
out waiting to ascertain the fact cut the
traces of the wagon horses, and commen
ced a a precipated re'reat. The censter-
reached their' regular encampment. A! nation this created, was communicated to
great portion coming inethc entrencn-
A large runnier of the troops in the
retreat; fell by the wayside from exhaus-
the soldiers, in the rear of the column;
the very moment a charge cf fresh caval
ry from Manasses wns made upon them.
It was nothing less than a stampede.
The enemy themselves were unaware of
Washington, 23.
The morning is occupied in putting af
fairs in order on the Virginia s:Je, withiu
tho original Federal mes. From the in
dications, repairs are in lively progress.'
Boats are arain running to Alexandria.
The Fire Zouaves wiil rendezvous at the
head quarters of the 12ih regiment to
day, when some accurate knowledge cf
their loss will be ascertained.
A Zouave drummer was taken by the
rebels, but escaped, he reports that the
secessionists have an immense number of
prisoners in their hands.
Washington," 23. '
' Later accounts show that the number of
cur killek is much less than was at first
supposed. '
The regiments' which" have suffered
most, are the Fire Zouaves, and 69ih
N. Y., the Conn. 1st., Mass. 1st and 6th.
The number of our troop3 actually en
gaged in tne contest, did not exceed 20,
000. A dispatch to the N. Y. Commercial,
says that Maj Harris left with a flag of
truce, to-day, to recover the body of Col.
Cameron. The assistant surgeon at the
central hospital, says that the killed and
wounded will not exceed 600.
The Government is hourly receining
oners of regiments, which are accepted.
Misfortune has had no disheartening ef
fect. 18 cannon were lost in the retreat.
New York, 23d.
An Englishman, who was present at
all the Crimean battles, said their fighting
had been of the most splendid kind, Such
charges as the Fire Zouaves and N. Y.
69th regiments made, have not been seen
at either Inkerman or the Alma.
The folowing dispatch from the Sec.
of War, has just been received by the
Union Defence Committee, of this City,
dated Washington, July 22nd. "Cheer
our friends to active exertion, that we
may speedily retrive our misfortune. We
are making most vigorous efforts to con
centrate a large and irresistable army at
this point, regiments are araiving. The
works on the South Bank of the Potomac
are being well manned. The Capitol is
safe! Signed. SIMON CAMERON.
It is now well ascertained, that the
killed, will fall short of 1000. The rebels
did not follow our. retreating forces after
they passed Centreville. v
Grafton, Va., July 15.
A train arrived here this morning,
bringing the body of Gen Garnett, late
commander of. the. rebel forces in West
ern Virginia. The rebels vere pursued
to Laurel Hill by Gen Morris' command,
consisting of the 14th Ohio, and 7th and
9th Indiana regiments, at Garrick's Fork,
eisrht miles south of the town of St.
George. Gen Garnett attempted to rally
his forces, when a sharp skirmish ensued,
in which Garnett was killed, and 20 of
his men left dead on the ground, besfdes
many- bodies being carried off. The
rebels were completely routed, and scat
tered in all directions. Forty loaded
wagons and all their horses and camp
equipage fell into our hands. Garnett's
remains will be embalmed and placed at
tho disposal of his friends. : Two men
were killed and two mortally wounded of
she Ohio 14th. No other loss on our
tide. Our troops took more prisoners
than they could tahe care of.
Albany, July 15.
Ex-President Van Buren has expressed
the opinion, that the war ought to be ar
duously prosecuted, until the full authori
ty of the United States Government is
fully re-established.
Louisville, July 16.
The Galveston Civilian says the block
ade of that port was rendered complete
on the 2nd of July by lhe arrival of the
United States steamer Carolina. Capt.
Alden. She had captured the slloops
Dart, Shark, falcon and Zothers."
Washington. July 17.
Hocse Henry May appeared and was
qualified by taking the oath to support the
Holman introduced a resolution auth
orizing the select committee, heretofore
appointed, to examine into the War De
partment contracts to be made, and that
the committee have leave to sit during the
St. Charles, July 21. By train to-day
we have a confirmation of the report that
Col. Ben. Sharpe, of Montgomery co.,
and Lt. Jagar, of the federal troops,
were wounded by rebels and subsequent
ly hung. Lt. Jagar who had been wound
ed in the arm a day or two since by se
cessionists near Wellsville, was being
taken to his Sharpe's home in Danville
in a buggy, when they were fired upon
by parties concealed in the bushes by the
wayside and Col. Sharpe was wounded
in the back. Their horse took fright and
ran to Martinsburg, where they were
soon after overtaken by a party of mount
ed rebels, and in spite of their entreaties
that their lives be spared, they were
both taken out and hung.
Col. Sharpe was Captain of the Mont
gomery Home Guards, a prominent law
yer of Danville, and formerly State Sen
ator. Washington, July 22. In the House
Mr. Crittenden introduced the following
That the present deplorable civil war,
was forced on 'he country by the dis
uniomsts of the Southern States, now in
revolt against the Constitutional Govern
ment, and in arms around the Capitol.
Adopted by 121 against 2.
Deserter Killed-
A private by the name of O'Neal, in
Company E., Captain Hollis, was killed
yesterday, while attempting to desert.
O'Neal was absent from duty, and a cor
poral's guard was dispatched after him,
and was taking him to Saratoga, where
Company E is quartered. He refused to
go with the guard, and a scuffle ensued,
in which the Corporal stabbed him with
a knife killing him instantly. His body
was brought to Omaha, and placed in the
jail. ....
A post mortem examination was made
by Drs. Lowe, Seymour, Roeder, and M
Clelland. The Officers of the Regiment
will organize a Court of Inquiry to-day,
and examine into the conduct of the cor
poral. Omaha Repub.
There are now in Missouri, fully armed
and equipped, 30,000 United State troops
A heavy force is located at Jefferson City
and all the Railroads are being lined
with them. Secession in Missouri has
but a few days more respite.
LTp, up witb that banner ! where'er it may call,
Our millions shall rally around ;
A cation cf freemen that moment shall fall
: When iU stars shall be trailed ca the ground.
Then up with our let it stream on the air!
Though our fathers areco'd in their graves,
They had hands that could strike, they had sculs
that could dare,
And their sons were not born to be slaves!
That Certificate of Delegate
As we have before stated. and as is
known to most people in Nebraska a cer
tificate was given Mr. Morton, after can
vassing the votes presented to the Gov
ernor as trie official vote of Nebraska.
Everybody who knew anything whatever
of the region of country known as the
"Northern Precient" part of L'Eau-qui-CourtJ
knew there were not one dozen
voters within the boundaries claimed, and
not even an organized precinct from
which, was .returned for Morton one hun
dred and twenty-two votes ail the rotes
claimed io have been cast ! The Gov
ernor took the position that without posi
tive evidence to the contrary, all tne votes
as returned must be counted, and a cer
tificate given in accordance with the foot
ings. Thus Morton secured a certificate.
Shortly afterwards it was made known to
Gov. Black that the returns from the
" Northern precinct" was a fraud the
positive evidence was furnished (and
when Mr. Morion or his friends want
that evidence produced, it will be forth
coming.) He therefore, as he should have
done, revoked Mr. Morton's certificate,
and gave Mr. Daily the following:
I, Samuel W. Black, Governor of Ne
braska, dp hereby certify that an election
held in the said Territory on Tuesday,
the 9th day of October 1S60 for Delegate
to Congress of the United States for the
Thirty-Seventh Congres?, Samuel G.
Daily was duly and Awfully elected Del
egate to the said Congress; and whereas,
after the canvass of the votes at the said
election, a certificate of election was giv
en to J. Sterling Morton he having ap
parently the 'highest number of votes
having nominally fourteen votes more
than Samuel G. Daily, the only opposing
candidate; and it being a fact that one
hundred and twenty-two votes were coun
ted to the said J. Sterling Morton in
what is called the Northern precinct of
L'eau-qui-court county that being the
whole number of votes returned and
claimed as cast therein at the election a
foresaid. And it further appearing conclusively
since the date of the said canvass and
certificate issuea to tna saia J. csteriing:
Morton that the election in the said
northern precinct of L'eau-qui-court was
a fraud throughout, and should have been
rejected and not counted which would
have shown a legal maprity of one hun
dred and eis-ht votes in favor of the said
Samuel G. Daily.
Therefore, I, Samuel W. Black, Gov
ernor of Nebraska Territory do hereby
revoke the certificate of election issued,
a3 aforesaid to J. Sterling Morton as Del
egate to the Thirty-Seventh Congress,
and do cerify that Samuel G. Daily was,
according: to a fair and just count, duly
elected Delegate to the Thirty-Seventh
Congress of the United States for Ne
braskft Territory.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto
set my hand and caused the ereat
seal of the Territory to be affixed.
Seal Witness my hand at Omaha ihis
29th day of April A. D. 1S61.
Gov. of Nebraska.
We have the first man to hear yet,
Democrat or Republican, who does not
say that Gov. Black under all the circum
stances done just what he should have
done. They honor him for finally secur
ing for them the man of their choice.
We rather conclude that " Buffalo"
"Shorter" and "L' Eau-qui-court" opera
tions in Nebraska are about played out.
'Three teams just from Denver report
that large bodies of Cheyens, Arrapahoes
Kiowas came down the Tlatte about 200
miles and then struck across to the Re
publican ; said they were ccming down
to fh: Pawnees. A rumor was afloat
yesterday morning that the Pawnees,
Potawattcmies and Otoes were going to
fight them.
The Otoe and Missouri Indians carry
with them those small flags you sent them
and have them fluttering wherever they
camp. . . .-
"A runner came in late last night and
reports 6000 Cheyens, Arrappahoes and
Kiowas within 30 miles of the Pawnees.
The Pawnees rre said to bo 3S00 strong.
"Since writing the foregoing a scouting
party from Pawnea county and Kansas
passed here. Thay
benefit of Indians
They passed on to -
respects to
are around for the
and secessionists.
to pay their
and and then
were bound for the Republican."
' m m m
Keart-rendlng Accident at Table
Just as going to press we were handed
the following .account of a lamentable
accident at Table Rock in Pawnee county:
"In the midst of life we are in death!"
Never have we felt this more sensibly than
this morning, for in an instant on yester
day (the 24th, ) Mrs. Clayton, wife of
Anam Clayton, of Table Rock, was
snatched from her husbanlj children and
friends! She had stepped into the mill,
(of which her husband has charge,) was
too near the shaft, when her dress was
blown against it and in another instant
she was in eternity, for no human hand
could save her after her clothing became
entangled in the revolving shaft.
This heart-rending catastrophe has
thrown the deepest gloom over the neigh
borhood and to her family the loss i3 ir
reparable. II.
The Western Indians.
A number of scouting parties are now
out west looking after the Indians; one
parly from Nemaha county, one from
Otoe, one from Pawnee, one from Gage,
one from the Otoe Reservation and one
from Marble Rapids, Kansas. The la
test intelligence w have is from Major
Baker at the Otoe Reservatioe. He re
ports the Otoes and Missourias now quiet,
and confidently believes, disposed to re
main loyal. We have no doubt of this
being the case, provided they are let alone
by and kept free from rebel influences.
The reports are authentic that large
numbers of Indians of various tribes are
It nrinrinator wa3 one J. Sterling Mor-
- O
ton. Even in thi3 case the accused is, cr
was the "head and front" of the party
in the Territory "the great exponent"
and if it should now, or at any time
hereafter appear that there be "infamy
attached to it," why, settle your own
family quarrels among yourselves gen
tlemen; dont call oa outsiders to "clear"
them up for you. But to the point.
1st. It was made, we believe to "ap
pear" particularly forcible to 'uhe Gov
ernor to his Excellency S. Black, that
fraud had'been committed at the last gen
eral election" when the testimony for
contest was being taken. The testimo
ny most conclusive wa3 that of those who
were supporters cf Mr. Morton still in
the family, you see, given, too,
under the solemnity of an oath. Per
haps the Yews would like to see some of
that testimony, and some other "certifi
cates" in print! We propose erelong
to give a few "broken doses" pro bono
2. The Board of Canvassers knew that
"a fraud had been committed" at the
time it decided to give Morton a certifi
cate. 3. By reference to a copy of the cer
cate of Mr. Daily in another column,
the "exact date of the 'latter date' cer
tificate" will be seen, and the Netrs can
decide for itself whether it "was while
he was Governor, or after Gov. Saun
ders bad been qualified."
Morton's Defalcation only 3,000
As retiring Secretary Morton took
with him the books of the office, there
has been no means by which the exact
amount of his defalcation could be ascer
tained. The following is from the Wash
ington correspondent of the New York
Temes, by which it will be seen the a
mount is placed at S5.000 00. Add to
this the public printing usurpation ; his
regular salary, and legitimate perquisites
and the conclusion must be that "Mort"
has had rather a "fat take." The idea
of those "cavernous pockets" about which
the pseudo Delegate used to talk so flu
ently, must have originated in practical
experiments as to capaciousness.
"There is but one contested seat that
I have heard of, which is from Nebras
ka, and is between S. G. Daily, the pres
ent member, and one J. Sterling Mor
ton, a Breckinridge Democrat, and an
oftice-holder under the late Administra
tion of James Buchanan, and who, like
nearly all of that class of patriots, has a
small balance of some five thousand dol
lars standing against him on the books
cf the Treasury Departmeut, which he
has failed to pay over to his successor, or
to satisfactorily account for. As the his
tory of the case is but a repetition of the
American Minlsip?
following are th a. '"
isters to the hading foreign Courj,.
Charles Francis Adams, Majs- , -Wm.
L. Dayton, N. J.; Frai
Cassias M. Clay, Ky.; Russia.'
Carl Schurz, Wis.; Spain.
James E. Harvey, S. C; Fortt '
II. S. Sanfurd, Conn.; B-dgj.3 "
James S. Pike, Maine; NeW, ''
Bradford R. Wood, N. Y.; De?
Jacob S. Haldeman. Penn S
Norman B. Judd, III.; PrusW
Anscn Euriingame, Mass.; China
Edward Joy 2orris, Penn.;TuJi "
, ax.. O.V IT-..I
George P Marsh. Vermont-Si.
Rufu3 King, Wis.; Rome. """'J
Thomas Corwin, Ohio; Mexico.
A. BDickin;on, N Y; Nicari,"
Eiisha Crosby, Cal.; Guatemala""4 i
Allen A. Barton, Ky; Ne (Jre
James Watson Welb, N Y; BraT'i'1' i
J M Talmer, Penn; Argentine CoU
Thomas II Nelson, Ohio; Ch Ti" ""'
D K Carter. Ohio; Chili. ' '
Charh-s Washburne, Ca!; Para-v."
Henry T E!ow, Mo Venezuela." A" ;
Charles M Riotte, Texas; Cas-.a R;a
Christopher Robinson, R I; Pern'.', j
Henry Winter Davis, Md; Austria. I
TREACIIINO next Sabbath by II. H. .
the Presbyterian Church at 10 1-2 A M
P.M. . " M.
Aho in the School lloa?? uoar to Juds- H-,
Atchijon County, Mo.: at 3, P. M.,V7 th-lm j
now on the Republican. Some think on
their annual hunt; others that the Cheyn- villainies practiced by modern Democra
nes. 'Arrannohoes. Kiowas and nerhaDs c" in lhe Territories of Kansas and Ne-
, r r , r r
From Hie West-Six Men Killed
Indians Scouting Parties-
The following we extract from a pri
vate letter just received from a reliable
and well informed friend residing on the
Big Blue:
'Three wasron loads of arm3 and am
munition passed through the neighbor
hood below here last week, going west
ward. On Friday three men were killed
at Rock Creek on the Millitary Road
about 30 or 35 miles west of this. All
we know is that the difficulty originated
in the distribution or division of a wagon
load of stuff from the Missouri river,
and it is supposed it was one of the three
wagon3 above mentioned. During the
difficulty some secessionists put a rope
around a Union man's neck, and dragged
him.some distance toward a tree with the
avowed rturnose of hanErinsr him. He
managed to escape. They then gave
him notice to leave in a certain time or
be hung. At the end of the time five of
them went to his house to see if he had
gone, when he commenced firing upon
them and killed three Cut of the five;
the other two making a hasty retreat.
A great many of the settlers on the
Blue and its tributaries have mooved their
families and stock away, and nearly all
the i est are preparing to do the same.
The'excitement is intense. The settlers
remaining are going to work to build
block houses up and down the river.
Ottoes are there to fight the Pawnees.
Be this as it may, there has been so far
as we have heard, no fighting among
themselves yet, and but little hunting done.
Some ten days since three wagon loads of
of arms, and ammunition went from the
Missouri river through western Kansas,
braska, since their first organization, the
readers of your paper wiJi doubtless be
satisfied with briefly a brief notice of it.
A certificate of election was issued by
Gov. Samuel W. Black to Morton. Mr
Daily served a notice of contest, and tes
timony was taken which demonstrated so
clearly that a poll of 122 fradulent votes
had been imposed upon the Governor,
westward in the direction of the Repub- that he promptly revoked the certificate
lican. In addition, well known and des
perate secessionists are m constant com
munication with the Indians out there.
The Otoe Indians acknowledge that they
were approached as to joining the South
ern Confederacy and that a majority of
the warriors were at one time very
strongly in favor of joining the expedi
tion. The settlers out in t: at region who
have a better opportunity of knowing
than we here, are greatly alarmed and
the most of them are leaving and others
Drenarinsr for defense. Bv strict dili-
frence thus far. Serious troubles have
to Morton and issued one to Mr. Daily.
The evidence of frauds more outrageous
and damning than even those of thp
previous year, I am told, is overwhelm
ing; yet in tne lace olaJi this, Mr. Mor
ton will doubtless have the impudence to
present himself and lay claim to the scat
You can imagine with what prospect o
Strayed or Stolen
From the nnderiiirned a yckecf iarn MM '
Their ag wM about S years ; color red, wi'h wT
tails; one bid white on the back. One of them W
on a b-fii when thejr left. . ,
A liberal reward will be paid to ny om" r.r--?
information, that will lead to their di.rerr
July 24, 1331. ,
Notice to Pre-Erupim
To Join Belfry. Jirae C. Catron, ITonry G sj
Charles T. Cornell and Thomaj iladdox. "
Yon are hereby notified to appear at th !ai i
fice at Brownrille, within 30 dyj from thii
to make further proof in relation to yonr pnar..
tion claims in accordance with instracUviu fr,B
General Land Office at Washin?ton. "" ;
rJn!y25ta. 1S51. " J
Fisk, Knight A Company, . j
" C
Sfore A Smith. J i
ByTirtnecf anordrcf sa!e t r di rectal ?!
the District Court of Nemaha couriU, "ebriMT
ritory, dated on the 17th day ot Ju'y a D 161, ; 1
W. S. Hum, Coroner. ard ex-r.Eei ShenJ, will.'
Saturday, the 3it day of August, 1SCI '
between tne hours cf ten oYlnck. a. m. and r r i !
on that front cf the h.-'U whi th J!-,.
trict Conrt hel J iu la.n Term, in the town f !i-o:
vil.'e, Nebraska Territory, offer for sale thefuiTi. i
injrdecribel real estate .tuited in il eoaatj.tfr?
wit the soafheiist quarter of arc tiro IS, in
5. north of ransT"? 15, ast cf the 8:h principal ,
ridian, in S email cor. n'y, Nebraska Territory,
above described property, bein the pmf.or.j tv r '
tofore e'taebed in theca?e of t i-ke. Knight ICd
pany, vj Moire A Smith, for the iam of (Sr hn-1
dredanl scntj-fiVe dollars and fi.rtyen?j ','). .
debt and cost amounting to fmrteen driar" H e
cruing cost and interwt from May 13, ad 151 i:
tho rate often per cent, per annum, all aij Ucd
lyinand beirs; in Nemaha c.untT. Xbnwk:i Tt-!
ritury. . S. HORN. Fxfa.-io -Sheriff. i
ty J V Coi.evas. Pfjt'j
July ZJtn, lb'il. inJdwjyj
The chief of the "only two papers in
Nebraska" goes into Ex-Gov Black beau
tifully "rolling side up" on the Dele
gate question. .Listen :
"iiis conversation was of the lowest
and most debasing character such as
been prevented, and by a continued exer- fre(luent visitor to brothels and dens cf
cise or sucn aeiiirence in tne
Southern Nebraska may escape. We
i-aution the people however to slacken not
in their watchfulness,
contended that he was a creat libel on
human nature." "Drunk almost all the
time. His debauchery was known to all"
"As a pettifogging lawyer and hair
splitting Judge he was as celebrated as
he was a besotted man !" "His speeches,
which were a singular compound of ego
tism, slander, high-sounding words, and
transparent sophisms, attracted attention
bytheir novelty !" "His course through
out as Governor, was marked by the
most flagrant disregard of law, and of
ficial oath, as well as the most glaring
favoritism." "The most earnest prayer of
every true man in the Territory is that
Gov. Black will never more polute the
soil of Nebraska with his footsteps."
The writer further says that he ha3
been possessed of "a full knowledge of
the character of Gov. Black, and aware
that he would shrink from no act of dis-
"As the Brownville Advertiser is the
only Republican paper in the Territory
that has pretended to offer any sort of
defence of the miamous vilhany by which
the elected Delegate, having the certifi
cate given him by the lawful and duly
T-i i r ri f "l
organizea roaru oi uauvassers, is chea
ted out of his seat, it is well to propound
one or two queries to JUr. r urnas, tne
man, and not the Editor, for it is not de
nied that some editors have a sort of
professional exaggeration that sometimes
borders upon falsehood and downright
Let Mr. Furnas as a man answer these
questions, and clear, if possible, the sec
ond certificate affair, of the infamy at
tached to it, and show how it is that by
a "one man power" the people of Ne
braska are defrauded of their rights.
We wish to know
1. When did it appear to the Govern
or to his Excellency, S. W. Black
that a fraud had been committed at the
last general election ?
2. Did the Board of Canvassers decide
that a fraud had been committed ; if so.
when ?
3. When did Black give Daily the sec-
certificate. Was it while he was Gover
nor, or was it arter Gov. Saunders had
been qualified and entered upon the du- io examine it very closely.
ties of his omce. In short, what is the
exact date of the " latter date " certif
icate ?
These things the editor of the Adver
tiser has assumed by his article to know.
Will he enlighten the public thereto?
JV. C. News.
Certainly, Bro. Reynolds ; do almost
anything to accommodate the "craft."
Before answering your questions, how
ever, permit us to say that the "one-man
power" is an "institution" peculiar to
Nebraska Democracy. We are no ex
ponent of the principle ; were the vic
tim of its exercise on a certain occasion.
honor!" And yet with a full knowledge
of such a character the same paper ha3
been exhorbitant in its laudations of Gov
Black for the past two years. What a
comment such admissions if true are upon
the party just goue out of power.
We rather think "Pop" wrote the arti
cle iu the JVebraskian and Clark failed
SheriU Sale.
C. C. JoLnon, 1
t. J
Natfan Ilarmfn. )
NOTICE is hereby giren that I will r.ffer firw'i
at public auction at the d-Kir of the ilnus-in vh.i
the lt term of the Nemaha County Di-trw-t C urt i
Nebraska Territory was held, in Iir wnril'e, ini j
county of Nemaha on the twentyit?h lr of A- j
gust, A D 1S51, at one o'clock, V. M. of ;d J;. '
the following real estate, jituated in the itJ '- cs-
ty of Neraah and Trritry jf Nubraik, t.w t 'v j
No. nine, ten and eleven. 9, 10 A 1 1 .f th" b- j
eaet fractional quarter of section No. thir?T "n ( ! i
in township No. jix, nrth i f ranice N . ui-'ii.
16. eastofthe 6ih pncifal merul.m. wh tii '
exception of o much there-Taj beHng; t J w
Cadeiibach. dj.-irib;! a follows, r-wif, CMua-n-!
cinjr at the South-wen corner i.f the ab re iu.ts! f
lit Number nine 9 thence north firty ri-' j
thenc-J ea?t one bucdred and sixty r.Ai, theK j
north forty i-t roJj aloe? the Jiiuri rivr tb i
easi to the of bc'.nninj:, taken u the pr j
ty of Nathan Harmon, on an in fa?yf itC. s
C. John.on, iwued by the said Nemaha c-e'J
Dirtnct Court and to me directed, aa t:he Mien-J s
the aaid county of Nemaha., my hand this the2".t day cf Ju'y. A. D.
1561. S. ITOI'.N,
J. T,7.COL::iA, D -f-:;ty r..
CrowTiTillo, July 23, ISSO. ( n l-it-i'J)
County Jail.
Staled proposal will be roccircd at th-5 o.'e n
County Clerk in HrownTille. ontll the 5th dr.y '
August, lS51,for tho erection of a County J--SpeciGcationj
and tennj of contract to be Kifl
the Clerk'. Office. T. W. BEDFORD.
County Ctrk.
Solicitor in Chancery.
. Ofice corner of Main and First Street-
We have finally received a copy of
the President's Message in a Washing
ton paper. It i3 so different from the
murdered telegraph copy that it will te
scarcely recognized as the same docu
ment. We are almost tempted to re
publish it. We are diwn on telegraphic
messages, except for the purpose of slan
dering the author.
Cf t52cIcccplsandExpendlrf
ol Peruana County. Acnru'
Terriiory, for the ri&cal tar
cikIIij- July 1st, 1.HG1.
Expenditure and arprcpriation for IVai!J .
md bruise - - - "
Expenditure for Schools (independent cf tx
apportionment.) - . - '
For Printing Cuuniy Records, and OS: Sia-
uonery - - - - ' - - .
Elections - . - - -
XHstrk-t Court - - - - ; '
County CV.iami?-iorers' Court ' - - -Fees
a;nl CsU in case wuere Couufy ina-ie
liable - - - ' '
Coonty Clerks - - -
Sheriff - - -
Prohare Juclse - 2 1
Kei?:er - - .. .
Treasurer, (inJrpatwSfcit of per cenUxt) -
Pa.:pers - - - - Z
CoustaMes' Fees " -
Incidental - ; - - - - -
otal expenditures daring the current year
Total amount of ConntT-Warrsnts ioeJ from
1st. l&CO to uiy l.t. IStti, a:id .-eruawmS un- .
paid - - ... $:"
County Warrants is.ced previous to JuIyUt
lbfcO, anV remaining unpaid
Indebtedness of Xera.-fca Connty Jn.'y Isi 1561 $26jj 3
Amount of revenue to be derived fmto Coan-
ty tax (exclusively; levied fori S3 1. $3iiai
Amount of delinquent C. unrj tax, non-resident
and intf-r-st on same. - . 8'0 W
Poll Tax for .1531 - - - - 713 W
Tott - - - - - . $t'l?r
Total expeni;turaf.r tho year IS "i3
. 101 S '
Notice of Attachment
, i . . . h. j . i . ti (vl T
Iai ujt i uri ancc an i- u mriti was ia: u,. i--- -.
C. W Wbeeler. ex- fficio Justice of -tae Peace of
i maha rint she Tr"rert and eiiecl
Hatcher. Sen. ia uSi-c- n'i;n debtor -r M C-cn-T-
The St. Joseph Journal says: There
are now within a few hoim Railroad run
of St. Joseph, 8,000 federal troop?.
July 1st, 1861.
Administrator's Sale-
Prba'e Ccart e
Nemaha eonatr. Ncbrak.. I vi.t oflTsr f-r M
the 3t. day r.fAn;s-t, A I) ISol, at 1) oVr.x-k i . -on
the premiss, the following descrbed real p"T
erty to lt : the west half f f the north west quar
ter of spction No. vc,in township '. six, of ra3
2'o. fifteen, east, srrunfe in tid e nnfv.
Adrr-inistratorof the aiata of N.-hem a! Sti;eJ a-
tfcwnvillc, July 13, loOl, n:-i r.