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The War for the Union.
Quincy, Dec. 19.
Dispatches from Washington to New
York capers say, there was a rumor
Mason and Slidell would be delivered up.
. Il is pronounced false by high authori
. Th President will send a message to
th Kpnate to-roorrow. on our relations
.;K Clrrzt Britain.
Richmond and Norfolk papers of the
iStr. Krft been received at Washington
The news from England had reached
both places, and was producing intense
Indiana, offered a resolution that the fu
gitive slave law be so amended as io for
bid the recapture or return of any tugi
tire from labor without proof that. the
claimant is lcval. After muck discus
eion the resolution passed.
The capture of 1300 rebels at Law
renceburr. bv Col. Jell. U. uavis is re
that garded as the most brilliant exploit of the
Mnr IL Hubbard cl 1st .Missouri
Cavalry, captured over sixty rebels a day
or two since, together with a large a
mount of bajrjracre.
Gen. rope and his assistants aro de
termined to rii Missouri of rebels. A
battle between the armies of Pope and
rrice is expected every day.
Geo W. James, ex-minister to Bojro-
ta fras arrestee m jow lorn:, y ester
excitement, j ,nBr nrs day, by order of Secretary Seward, and
Correspondence sen to Ft Layfayette
the rebel fortifications at Cent re He and insurrection U reported
Fairfax are compieieu. nj r
rared for an attack from McClellan.
Sec. Chase is in New York on finan
Fortress Monroe, IS.
By flag cf truce to-day we have re
rpn-pd Richmond papers of yesterday.
The Richmond Whig has a few addi
tional particulars of the attack on Ld
o Allegheny the federals were mey migm uenuacKeu srui uunu men
ire thousand strong brigades. He and his staff also f ol
great negro insurrection 11 reported
in Mississippi, and an immense amount
of property destroyed 140,000 cf Gen
Quitman s estate alone
The New ioik Herald has the fcl
lowing Washington dispatches dated Dec
Gen. Ord started on a foraging expe
dition this moraine, with the fourth
of Buck-tail Rifles, Col Kane, and ,Eas
ton's battery. Gen. McCali thinking
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Dame, ii coniinut'u an nour, n'Ltn iue
The following telegrams ars from late
Sothern papers :
Memphis. Dec- 14. Three thousand
fprfpral irocrs at Taducah marched to
Vienna, on Tuesday, aud burnt some
her mles. Si.c. Thev re-
turned o Paducah, but made no attack
on Fort I3eauregard. All quiet at Co
lumbus, Ky. jelf Thompsen recently
turrounded a party of federals guarding
the bridge between Charleston and Bird's
point, killing four asd capturing two of
the bridge guards.
Memphis, Dec. 13 At Columbus,
Ky. there was a great commotion yes
terday. More troops have been sent to
Gen. "Bond at Felecma, and also a regi-
mnt to Union city.- The
Cairo Lave changed their policy
one is- allowed to leave their, ana
ommuni:ation has cease.
prnment transports are idl3 ia th
time, but busy at night.
Fortress MoNrr, 17.
From the. Norfolk Day Bed: cf to-:
we learn that in the rebel Congress on
the 16th, Hecry C. Burnett and Judge
lonroe were sworn in from Kentuchy,
uhich State Las just been admitted into
.The proclamation of uen. i'helps, at
6hip Island, is condemned by all classes
of politicians. It was his individual act,
and must therefore be regarded accord
ingly. -Frankfort dispatches say the Select
Committee reported resolutions expelling
Representatives Elliot and Matthewson
cn merit, and Ewing, Silvertooth, Born
tad King for aiding the rebellion.
A letter from a prominet officer at
Munfordsville says the divisions of Gens.
McCook, Johnson, Wood and Rouseau
rested on the northern bank of Green
River on Sunday.
A letter from Lebanon cf the 17th
aays Gen. General Thomas's division is
making rapid preparations, and will leave
in a few days.
FrJSB Saturday Morning's Bulletin.
Quincy, 111., Dec. 21.
In Congress yesterday the House re
turned discussion on the constitution. Bill
for twenty iron clad steam gun boats pas
eJ. . In the Senate, Wade presented peti
tion" from citizens of Ohio asking that
John C. Fremont be appointed Lieuten
Dispatches received at St. Louis from
Gen Pope, state that after a forced march
on the ISth, he cot between the enemy,
encamped near Chepultepec. Johnson co.,
"V ft A 1 a
..,uuu strong, cut as soon as they heard
of his approach they beat a retreat to
wards Rosehill, leaving all their bajr
jige, guns, munitions, &,c. in Pope's po
aession.' Gen. Pope then threw for
ward ten cavalry companies cavalry and
a lection of artillery in pursuit, follow
ing with the main body of his army to
Johnson, Bates county. The rebels, be
ing so closely pursued, scattered in all
directions. Pope forced a body cf cav
alry through, within fifteen miles of Os
ceola, and captured 150 cf their barr-
page horses. Other squads from 1Q to
15 were taken, making the airrpate cf
prisoners 300. Price ha-s 8,000 troops
Ueo. fc Jrisnerot an b rancisco, has
been appointed Vice Consul at Kanaga
wa; Japan, in place of H. W. Dorr, sal
Rpbt. Hawley of San Francisco, ap
pointed Consul at Maganilla, Mexico, in
place of A. Mcnel.
Washington Dispatches ray prirate
letters received from distinguished states
men in England asserting that England
will not demand the release of Mason
and Slidel, but will require such repara
lation an the U. S. can honorably prant.
Federal troops now occupying Beau
fort are fortifying themselves.
The steamship Atlantic ha3 arrived at
New York from Port Royal; 400,000 lbs
f .Sea Island cotton hud been secured.
Col. Jeff. C. Davis and Major Mar
shall surprised the rebel camp at War
rtnsburg, Mo., cn the ISth, and captur.
'd 1 ,300 prisoners, including three Cols.,
17 captains, 1,000 stand of arms, 1.C00
borses, &,c. Our loss is two killed and
enemy iinaing our tire loo not tor mem
retreated in the direction of lairfax,
leaving large numbers of dead on the
field. Our troops pursued short dis
tance and picked up wounded prisoners
Gen. Ord captured a large amount of
of arms and clothing Sec., which the en
emy left behind. Their less is estima
ted at 150 killed and wounded. Our loss
six killed and eijrht wounded.
Among rebels killed was Col, Thiler
Their force consisted of three regi
ments of infantry, one cavalry company,
and a Battery, all under acting Briga
dier General John II. Fordice of Ala
At nine p m, our troops returned with
fifty wagon loads of forage.
From Tuesday ilornicg's Bniietin.j
By the latest new3 from Europe, we
learn that the Trent question continues
to excite the public .press. Large 100
pound Armstrong guns were being dis
tributed among ships preparing for sea.
A great Irish mass meeting wa3 held
at Dublin to consider affairs between the
United States and Great Britain. The
feeling ran high in favor of sustaining
the cause of the United States.
Ireland strongly sympathizes with the
Government of the United States.
France will do nothing to irritate the
government of Great Britain.
The Philadelphia Inquirer has a dis
patch from Baltimore Ff Pickens open
ed fire upon Fort McRae.
What effect Is not stated.
- Trom Monday! Balletla.
Qcinct, Dec. 21.
' Dispatches of British Ministry receiv
ed at. Washington is mere eensibh and
moderate than was. represented by the
British Press. Nothing peremptory or
imperative is addressed to our Govern
ment, and nothing which cannot.be set
tled by diplomacy.
Gen. Burnside's expedition, consisting
cf ten regiments, at Anapolis, are rea
dy to go South.
. In- the House, yesterday, Julian of
From Wednesday Horning'! Bulletin
Qtjinct, Dec. 23.
Dispatches to the Tribune say that
Lord Lyons has made his first official
communication to the Secretary of State.
Contents are not known.
There has been a rupture in Richmond
between Gen. Wise and Jeff. Davis.
Wise will probably resign, and O. Jen
nings Wise will oppose Jeff. Davis's ad
ministration in his paper.
Government has received intelligence
that General Scott will immediately re
turn. He will undoubtedly bring impor
Gen. Halleck has issued an order ma
king death the penalty for cutting down
telegraph wires or burning railroad
bridges. Secessionists and their slaves
will be required to repair all damages to
railroad bridges, Sec., near where they
A fire occurred in New York yester
day, destroying Hegman & Co's Drug
Store, 161, Broadway. Loss SoO.OOO.
Garret Davis, Senator from Kentucky
was in his seat, for the first time, yes
terday. Qriscv, Dec. 24.
In the House, yesierday, were passed
Wilson's resolutions, prohibiting U. S.
officers from using any of their force for
the purpose of returning fugitive slaves.
Morrd reported a bill increasing the
duties on sugar, tea and coffee. The
prcprosed increase will yield a revenue
of eight millions should the importation
remain the fame as usual.
Tenton introduced a bill granting lands
for a railroad from the Missouri River
to San Francisco.
The stoamship North Star, frcm A?
pinwall, arrived. The French transport
ship Resourice, bound to California had
been wrecked forty miles south of Val
paraso. Six hundred passengers were
on board, and only five cr six were sav
ed. Dispatches to the New York Post jrives
the rumor that Maon and Slidel were
to be reloased. And an order issued to
ship them to Halifax. The rumor not
The Tribune has dispatches which say
that Lord Lyons had an interview with
Secretary Seward yesterday. It wa of
a friendly nature.
Lord Lyons is to have a Christmas
party, and has issued invitations.
Gen. Kelly is driving the rebels be
fore him near Winchester.
Wm. Pickerings of Illinois, has been
confirmed Governor of Washington Ter
ritory. Robert Saley, cf California, is ap
pointed consvl to Mansanella.
Skirmishes occur almost daily on the
Potomac. One occurred near New Mar
ket Bridge yesterday, in which thirty
rabels were killed.
The New York Times publishes a state
ment that Lieut. Hurd of the Mam 2d
Regiment, taken prisoner at Bull's Run,
and confined in jail at Charleston, had
escaped during the great fire, and is now
in New York.
Col. Corcoran also escaped, but has
not been heard of since.
The Arago has arrived off Cape Race
Gen. Scott is a passenger. He had an
interview with Napolson before leaving
From the Legislature.
Omaha, Dec. 17.
The Bill for an act to encourage the
growth of sheep and swine passed the
Bill to authorize Sheriffs, to serve and
return process issued by a Probate Judge
and Justices of the Peace, was read first
and second time and referred.
In the House, Mr. Crow introduced
a bill to provide for an Estray Law.
A bill to regulate interest on money
Bill to change the time of the meet
ing of the legislature, passed House.
Some time was spent in the house dis
cussing the herd law.
Omaha, Dec. 1U.
In the House a fcill to authorize Sum-
merland and Walter to keep a ferry at
Arago was discussed.
A bill to complete the two chambers
designed for the Legislature, passed the
A bill to authorize Avery Carter to
keep a ferry at Peru, passed the house.
Also a bill to encourage grape growing
passed the house.
Mr. Taylor introduced a memorial and
joint resolution in reference to a mail
route from JNebrrska City to JNew 1-ort
Kearney, and from Nebraska City to
Ottotnwa, Iowa. Bill passed and title
Mr. Unthank moved that the report
from Commute on Agriculture, in refer
ence to Bill 23and 29, providing for the
growth of sheep and hogs, and encour
agement of wool growing be adopted.
Motion lost bv vote of 7 to G.
Mr. Taylor moved to amend by strik
ing out 500 and exempting an unlimited
number of sheep for five years from tax
ation or exemption. Amendment lost
Mr. Taylor moved the indefinate post
ponement of the report of the committee.
Question on the indefinite postponement
of the report, carried.
Mr. Dundy introduced amemorial and
oint resolution asking the Secretary of
War to station one compiny of Govern
ment troops in Southern Nebraska, was
taken up and on motion referred to a
pecial committee, consisting of Messrs.
McPherson and Dundy.
Friday, December 20.
The reso!utions of Mr. Clark, with
reference to banking, were adopted.
Mr. Allrrewahr introduced a memorial
and ioint resolution relative to school
1 .1 1 In f T
nas on tne nair oreea reservation in
Richardson county. Read first and sec
ond time and referred.
Saturday, December 21.
The memorial and joint resolution rela
tive to making uraaaa a distributing ornce,
was taken up and passed.
A bill for an act to encourage the
growth of grapes was taken up and passed.
A bill for an act to repeal an act for a
Territorial road from Nebraska City to
Brownville. Passed. Also
Memorial and joint resolution asking
Congress to station two companies of
soldiers in Southen Nebraska.
Saturday, December 21.
On motion of Mr Taylor it was
Resolved, That the Committee on Ed
ucation be requested to examine, ascer
tain and report to the Council, with all
conveniet tpeed, how much money our
preseDt School system has cost the Terri
tory per annum, since it was adopted ; and
whether our present School system can
not be greatly improved by being made
A bill to encourage the growth of
Grapes, was read a second time ; it has
already passed the House.
A memorial asking that two companies
of U. S. soldierr be stationed in the
southern part of Territory, was taken
up and passad.
A Wise Precaution.
The Legislature, on Saturday last,
passed a Memorial and joint Resolution,
asking the Secretary of War to station
two companies of United States troops in
South-eastern Nebraska, to protect the
citizens of that portion of the Territory
from the marauding incursions of the
rebels in Missouri, and the resident sym
pathizers with the rebellion.
This is a wise precaution, and we hope
that so reasonable a request will be
promptiy complied with by Secretary
Cameron. There is no disguising the
fact that the people of South-eastern Ne
braska are in an exposed position', and
that without some such protection as is
contemplated in this Memorial, there is
no adequate security to life or property
in that locality. Government should be
prompt in extending the protection asked
for, and we have no doubt will respond
favorably to the request of our Legisla
ture. Nebraska has contributed her full
share of soldiers in defense of the Union,
and not les3 than 1,200 of her brave sons
are now in Missouri, in the front raiws
of the grand Union army. This heavy
drain upon her resources, has materially
diminished her means of self-defen?e.
And now, when the safety of her people
is placed in jeopardy by the close proxim
ity of robel hcrdes, we are confident that
her appeal for protection will not be in
vain. Omaha Republican.
Louisville, Dec 18.
The recent Mumfordsville engagement
considering the disproportion of numbers,
proves the most brilliant victory yet
achieved. Four companies, about 350
men, of Willich's regiment, led by Lieut.
Col. Von Weber, drove back over 3,000
rebel cavalry, artillery and infantry.
They were first attacked by a regiment
of Texas cavalry, whom they repulsed
and followed, when they were drawn ioto
ambush and fired at from all sides by
rebel infantry. The federals returned
the fire vigorously, and stood their ground
until the rebels fell back, leaving their
dead and most of their wounded on the
field. Our loss wa3 10, while the rebels
loss was about SO killed.
R. W. FUEN AS. EDITOR.
THURSDAY JJORNING, DEC. 26, 1861.
Youth has the same depth of thought
as age, but wants the lead line which
measures its profundity.
In private, watch your thoughts. In
the family, watch your temper. In com
pany, watch your tongue.
o u p. x. -A. o .
Then up with our flair! let it stream on the air I
Though oar fathera are cold in their graves,
Thej htvl bands that could strike, they had souls
that could dare,
And their t)ns were not bora to be slaves I
Cp, up witb that banner I where'er it may call,
Oar millions shall rally around ;
A nation of freemen that moment shall ff J)
When its stars shall be trailed on the ground.
The Editor of the Advertiszh has
been at Omaha for several weeks. He
will remain there until after the adjourn
ment of the Legislature.
Omaha, Dec. 17, 1S61.
The Legislature is uunder way."
Thus far, the question has been imme
diate adjournment or not. A joint res
olution and preamble was introduced in
both Houses, providing for an adjourn
ment, and praying Congress to divert
the appropriation for t Legislative expen
ses to the payment of our war lax.
. The question was thoroughly examined
and discussed, and the general opinion
was that it was not only utterly impracti
cable ; but would fail in accomplishing
the desired object. The act appropriat
ing twenty thousand dollars for the pur
pose of defraying Legislative expenses,
appropriates that sum, "cr" in the lan
guage of the act "so much thereof as
may be necessary to defray the expenses
of the Legislature ;" consequently, had
the Legislature adjourned immediately
the unexpended portion of the appropri
ation would have reverted to the Nation
al Treasury, or be placed to the credit of
the Territory in favor of the next Legis
lative Assembly. Should the Legislature
remain in Session during the entire fcrty
days, the appropriation will be very well
circulated throughout the Territory, and
will thus be of material benefit. Nema
ha county through its Representatives will
receive about 700.00. The members
are much more economical this Session
than ever before, and instead of leaving
.all. or nearly so, of their earnings in O
maha as heretofor, they will take the
greater portion home with them.
The question of adjournment assumed
the shape of an "electioneering hobby"
merely, and the action upon it by the
Legislature is, perhaps, just what its ad
vocates desired. "We shall see" It
T?as defeated in the Council by a very
decisive vote: 9 to 4, and in the House
by a vote of 26 to 11. The future cry of
its advocates and aspirants will no doubt
be "told you so."
The fact is, the passage of the me
morial, and adjournment under all the
circumstances, would have resulted both
injurious to the Territory and detriment
al to emigration. The Memorial and
Report of the Select Committee thereon
were an outrage and slander upon the
whole Territory. They showed Nebras
ka as to resources almost entirely desti
tute of "everything which civilized man
consumes," and the Territory itself help
lessly bankrupt, and evincing, if not a
desire, a willingness to evade the pay
ment of the tax for the preservation o
A Memorial to Congress has . passed
the Council praying Congress to pas an
act confiscating the real estate owned in
this Territory by rebel States and indi
viduals, and allowing the proceeds to be
used in completing the Capitol, erecting
a penitentiary, and for school purposes
This would be a righteous act on the part
of the General Government. The me
morial will pass the House without doubt.
There is just now considerable discus
eion both In and out of the Legislature
as to the passage of an act for the en
cuuragement of .wool growing in Ne
braska. "This I consider the mo3t im
portant measure, when considered in afl
its bearings, of any heretofore before
the Legislative Assembly, either at thi
or any preceeding Session. An act,
properly drawn up, can be made to act a
a stirnulcus to those of cur own citiz? ns
who are financially prostrated ; as an in
ducement for capitalists to come into the
Territory: afford a home market for
grain: and add more to our wealth in the
shortest time than almost anything else
Our high, dry, rolling prairie country
is admirably adapted to sheep growing
There are millions of acres of idle lands
upon which they can be herded for years
to come without the cost of fencing or
even the purchase of the land. All the
outlay requisite beside the-purchase of
stock sheep, will be to provide winter
quarters which can be done very cheap
Should a bill, as is contemplated, pro
vide that a certain number of sheep
should be exempt from both execution
and taxation not exempting the wool
from either great inducements will be
held out to sheep raisers in the States to
come into the Territory and engage in
that, lucrative branch of business. It
would also afford an opportunity to those
in th Territory who have been unfortu
nate in financial affairs to recuperate and
pay off their indebtedness. There are
few branches of business perhaps no
other in which men can engage with so
little capital, and reap such speedy, cer
tain and remunerative income. It would
render more certain, honorable and effec
tive relief to a class cf people who the
Legislature has been endeavoring to aid
for jeveral years past, than all the "Stay
Laws," "Homestead Laws," "Statutes of
Limitaion," and such like enactments
which have been or may hereafter be
The wool crop always finds a ready
market, and demands cash. Under pres
ent circumstances, the cultivation of con
ton being so seriously interferred with,
both the market and price will be doubly
encouraging and remunerative. While
our heavy cereals aud stock find but poor
market, by reason of a want of shipping
facilities, this product could always be
shipped to advantage. Again: say tnat
there were a million of sheep in the Ter
ritory, we have a home demand for at
least three million bushels of grain an
nually, with which to feed them during
the winter. But more anon on this sub
TIic Adjournment QucsUon.
We are -lad the members of the Ne
braska Legislature decided not to adjourn
until the expiration of the Constitutional
limit of their term. In the Council the
members met the question boldly; voting
it down by 9 to 4. Cut the House, "let
it slide," without bringing it to a final
The people, in this county, at least, will
endorse the action of the legislature on
on this question. So far as cur conver
sation has extended, we have found but
two or three men who were in favcr cf
an immediate adjournment, after they had
considered the subject 'in all it features.
It is true this War Tax will be heavv
upon many tax-payers. Em about SG,
000 of this Tax is paid on the ptcperty
of non-residents wealthy men, many cf
them living in the Southern Confederacy
Had it te?n po?r-iMe for the Legisla
ture to have diverted ths entire sum appro
priated for Legislative expenses- to the
payment of the Tax. this property would
have been exempted, rind, cf course lojt
to. the Territory, for the residents, be it
remembered, pay not quite $14,000. It
may not, . perhaps, be always right, or
good policy, to legislate to "skin" the
non-residents. But it certainly is wrong
to exempt them from bearing an equal
share of the public burthen.
Another item the territory reserves
over 1.CC0, for the collection of this
tax. This makes the sum saved to the
Territory, over S7.C00.
But had the Legislature dene its part
towards the diverticn proposed, it is pos
sible, and even probable that Congress
would have neglected or refused to have
acted upon it, either for a want of time
or for some other reason.
Again, a Inge amount of the mcny
appropriated for "Legislative expenses
was expended before the legislature ha
been in session one day.. And had they
adjourned at the expiration of the first
week, they could not have saved to the
Government over one half or one third
of the sum.
Some argue that, "Though it is true
there will be a few thousand dollars more
gold in the Territory than if Congress
had diverted it to the payment of the
tax, yet it will go into the pockets of the
legislators, and the clerks, and be no
benefit to the masses." True, it will first
go into their pockets, but they will use it
to pay their debts, and start it into cir
culation. But a small par: cf the mem
hers' per diem will remain in Omaha as
board is cheap, balls are out of fashion,
and the legislators are "all" temperance
fed "fellows," in Douglas and Sarpy say,
in their speeches, "we have the bull by
the horns and we are going to hold on, let
the consequences be what they may."
Again they say, "we know the South
Platte has more voters than we of the
Nor;h Platte, but we are too smart to
vote for a new apportionment; the power
is in our hands, and we are going to keep
Now, how do you like the sentiment of
our North Platte brethren? Will the
freemen of the part of the Territory in
which you live, submit to such scandulous,
outrageous treatment? If the war is to
be renewed, let South Platte proudly
breast the fire, and may she have her
rights, and no more, ere the smoke cf the
battle is swept away ! Justice should
rule, "though the heavens fall," is the
motto that Bhould be stamped in glowing
colors upon your banner, and show forth
to the miserable "one-horse jiotrcr" that
the scepter shall depart from "Judah."
The time is at hand when the "music"
must be faced, and the man in the Coun
cil, or House, who casts his vote, or in
fluence against so just a measure, hews,
out his own political tombstone, and rears
it above his. own worthless remains, "un
wept, unhonored and unsung." Amen,
and amen !
"AX ACT TO I5COCRACE WOOL-RKCWISG,"
Will pa?3 the Council and House, and
no dojbt recive the approval of the
Governor. Five hundred head of sheep
are exempt from sole on Execution, and
any number free from taxation. These
aro tlif fpiitiirp? rf the 1 ill in l!ip TTnnsf
iri -, -it. j ), wt4c- n-v vkuui,ii anu noils-'. 1 -
The Council have passed a bill exempting ! , , , . . 11,5
1 ! Ipnfthv Prr.lirnf miT mini? iii.,-.iiJ .!
five hundred head from execution and! . . . ' J: " ' '' ' z'
"rather sufer their ri5ht arrTT
their lodies than vote for s,cA c j
Sapp, also, was extremely bitter iat, ,
nonnciation cf 'lis measure desi
deprive Omaha of a power she hasj
held over the people of South pj? .
How long will justice be tranplej'u'5,
derfoot by these men? Omaha, has
idea of releasing her grasp ni;J?
and permitting other poiat30f thef
ritory to enjoy the most Falrall'L?
tutional rights. "Coming evec,3
their shadows before," so ye tmln
gressroen look well to "lock and j?,-,'
The burden will neither le nit '
easy'" 5 Ecr
"A Bill to Ecot;race ths c
or Smrp." WTa
Has passed both Houses, ex;a-t;E :
five hundred head of sheep frora foriej
sale on execution, and frora taia-.a-.ioa
This is not as liberal as the sheep
ers have desired, yet will gerre, lrJ.
what in testing the adaptability 0f cur
climate to the business. The farmers cf
Nebraska must very soon turn their av
tention to stock-raising, becaus-i cf t
limited market for grain.
A Bill Amesdisq the Tax law.
This bill originating in, and pai.Irs:
the Council, without delatp, ua defeat
ed in the House. The rate cf-interest
a;ked for was ten percent on ccntraci"
and six per cent on all judrnent, &c
and six per cent where the interest l
A Bill for ax Act ix Relatd t'
Time of Commescisg Civil Actio-,'
This is also a Council Edl aa-r h.'
taxation. So you see one or the other cf
these bills will become a law. Its oper
ations will be highly beneficial, inviting
capital to the Territory, and enhance our
prosperity. We have, perhaps, the best
adapted country for this business in the
West. This fact should be more gener
ally known among the peopole of the
East, and particularly among those who
are acquainted with the wool growing
business. Your members went in for the
sheep bill to a man. Several able speeches
were made in the Council and House on
the subject. It is a most important bill,
and I believe will suit us, at least, nt this
juncture in the affairs of Nation and Ter
ritory. Paws ee.
Omajia,' N. T.
The "Adjournment bill "atieret by the
ex-editor of the Nebraska City JVews, M.
W. Reynolds, of Otce county, was killed
in the House on the 11th inst., being in7
definitely postponed. Your entire dele
gation, in the House, voted against the
passage of this political humbug." It is
cut of the way and something useful and
practicable may now be done for the Ter
ritory. The vote stood 20 to 11,
THE "APPORTIONMENT BILL."
Mr. Kirkpatrick, of Cass county, is the
author of a bill defining the Councilman
districts, which came up in Committe of
the Whole, in the Council, on the 11th
inst. I was present during a part of the
discussion, and must be allowed to say,
that if the Douglas county members of
that branch of the Legislature reflect the
true feeling of this region, respecting the
South Platte, it is enough to arouse and
array every voter in your section against
Omaha, or any of her pet measures or
men. ihe wnole or tne ooutn natte
delegation are taken by surprise at this
uncalled for attempt on the part of mem
bers North to resurrect "by-gons." In
he organization of the Legislature not a
word was spoken, nor a thought filled the
mind of any one, that these old and disa
greeable "family jars," would be dragged
into this session. It 13 to be lamented
that such is the case ; but I see no way of
escape, ana the people of the South Platte
must meet them openly, and to a man. -
Why these consequential, pufTed-up, pap-
Omaha, Dec. 22, 1S61.
The "Hern don' was a scene of the
most unbounded meriment and sociality
on last Friday evening, in consequence
of the Governor's "levee." Th order
of the occasion was as follows :
Presentation cf the members of the
Council and House of Representatives by
the Hon's W. F. Sapp and A. D. Jonc3,
after which a considerable time was a
greeably devoted to promenading. Among
the. male promenaders I noticed Bishcp
Talbott of Nebraska City, Judge Stree
ter, Ii. W.Furnas, Editor of the Adver
tiser, and a number of the Nebraska
"Solons." The Advertiser Editor play
ed the gallant, just as if he was used to
the "game." "Robert" is at home any
where, (a quality rot possessed by one
or two of your delegates to the Nebras
ka Legislature,) especially in the socie
ty of pretty women. The Bishop and
the editor vied with each other is to
which could "pile on the agony" the
most; the latter "bearing off the palm"
with ease. Your venerable looking
Councilman could be seen "mixing in"
with the gentlemen, but maintained a
respectable distance from the "fair ones."
About midnight refreshments were fur
nished to the mirthful guests, after which
the young folks, and a few of the "old
ones,', enjoyed a shake of the heel.
The '-levee" closed to th1 satisfac
tion of the most capti-u, save the mis
fortune of two Councilman, through ex
cessive bashfulnes3, neglecting to attend
to the 'inner mm, an 1 a suddt-n af-ruat-ulation
early in the evening, of a Repre
sentative, when invite 1 to be presented
to the Governor. There wa3, 1 believe.
a complaint against some of the Omaha
gents for a want of p!itenes3 at the ta
ble. Your correspondent, however, did
not notice it. consequently, speaks only
second-handed. Suffice it to say it was
a splendid affair, and creditable in all
respects, and will be remembered with
pleasure in after years.
The Governor and lady nave already
made many warm friends in Nebraska.
le is plain, sociable, kind, and gentle
manly, and peculiarly adapted to conduct
the affairs of the Territory in. a manner
conducive to its usefulness. He does not
seem to be one of your "fast men" Such
as we have had heretofore to preside
over us as Governors. But cool headed,
solid, and betier still, no frequenter cf
dead-falls.. Thaaks to this Administra
tion for, at least, officials who conduct
themselves with self-respect.
Mrs. Saunders elicited the admiration
of all as being the most unobtrusive and
lady-like of all the ladies cn the floor.
A better woman, I venture to say, can
no be found in any community, East or
West. The attention cf your readers
however, must be directed to some other
items at the Capital.
The Apportionment Bill.
Of which I spoke in my last commu
nication, has, during the past week, been
warmly discussed in the Council. Tay
lor of Otoe went in cn his "nerve," when
the bill came up last Monday. Little
and Eelden dsclared that they would
ges, so contended by those aennire!
with it3 provisions. Its feature! will L
Bill FOR the Encouraement cf Gtm
This is a House Bill, anJ wapa.vc-i.
a few days ao; but ha not y-it b n;.
ted upon in the Council, but t!r.' is n
doubt but that it will become a I.v.v. V.
exempts land from taxation if cit. vc-cl ti
the cultivation of grap. as Lillcws: f r
the first acre one hundred dollars in v.i'.
uation, each additional acre fifty dcl.'ar? j
and said land not to be valued hiluT
than it would be without sa;J improve-
ment. The people of your ccui.y rnr.
not engage m a more lucrative buLijii
The hills in and arcund your thriving
city are adapted to the growth of grap;j
and it'is to be hoped the time apprcachei
when a vineyard may be seen on e.h.
hill-side in the vicinity of Browaville.
The resources of Nebraska' are as y-:
undeveloped. Time will show it to h
the "garden spot" of the West.
Scene in the House.
One day last week quite an amusi.-;:..
scene occurred in the House of Ilepre
sematives. Mr. Vanastrar.d the Secre
taries Clerk, was seen handing penknivo
to the members, which caused rjui'e i
"hub-bub ;" whereupon the Srxakr
br'ought down the gavel ferociously, say
ing, "stop that noise ;" the next mora?:.',
a fine, white-handled knife was hanl
to the Speaker. Whereupon, he hell :
above his head, and said, "all ia crlal
I've got cne" I am informed that Lri
few moment3, until the knife excitew?:!
subsided, ail business came to a dea-
halt. A lot of "buck-handle kcive'
were distributed, one of them acciJe:.
ally coining into the possession cf and
hard democrat who swore that, be pet l
on account cf his politics. Seme fy!L.-: a.'J
sensitive, truly, particularly the w-j
are -still voting for the dd hero tf t.t
Rising Members or the Cocncu
Are Taylor, of Owe, Marqii'-tte -
Kirkpatrick, of Cas3, Dundy, f
ardson, Bennett, of Oto, McPh-r-on.
Nemaha, Little, Belden and Supp,
Douglass, Goss and Bianchard, ci Sarry(
TafTe, of Dakota, and Unthank, cf Wa!
mgton. These are the rising in ml"-'
oi' the Council. Kirkpatrick, lcvt
sterns to f-xcel in this rminent qi.ali'"
aud often when ha addresses the Fr"
dent, I am lead to exclaim, in the cbaH
and expressive language of ShaLtspS
"Goit, Kirk, whilejoa'rjonn?,
For when you get oM ou laa't." . j
It is impossible ta mention the nam?!
of the rising members of the bou::.-
All seem to be "some pumpkins."
mour, uf Douglas, it may te remark-,
is rather the most ruing, he t( ig cl
the floor, and on his "seat," every fe
minutes. Take them all in all
seem to be made of a superior qtahty c.
timber for Nebraska Legislators ; anJ t
doubt will return to the bosom cf the ?
constituents, and receive the welcome
plaudit, "jrell done thou good and far-
ful servant," '
MEMORIAL AND JOINT BESOLrTIO.V
ATI VE TO STATIONING TWO COMfA'1'
OF SOLDIERS IN SOCTHERN NEBRASKA, j
Passed the Legislature last Saturday
without opposition ; every member rea
zing, doubtless, the pressing necessity c-,
some protection being afforded the a'.: -j-
zens cf your part of the Territory imtff;
diately. Gov. Saunders is powerless a-'
to the facilities of aiding you; tut yo
may be assured he will take immed.'-
step.3 to obtain the necessary assistance
from the Government, He has,. I lears.
stated your situation to Gen. Hunter, so-,
Iiciting aid, &c. Pawme. j
Three of the Members of the'Ieg:
lature from this county Messrs -0-, ?
Crother and Reed have returned hara.
to spend the hrlladays. . j
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