Nebraska advertiser. (Brownville, Nemaha County, N.T. [Neb.]) 1856-1882, October 25, 1866, Image 1

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IBRASKA ADVERTISER,'
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LIBERTY AND UNION, ONE AND INSEPARABLE NOW AND FOREVER."
All xinds f f Job, Book and Card priatisf, asa li
tLe best ityta oa abort noiict aai rtaaoaaiia t-a.
BROWN VILLE, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1866,
NO. 4.
OL. XL
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h'sikess cards.
"Tholladay, m. d.
icaU'A IlrownvIIIc In 185..
ITSICftDSHHOE
OBSTKT1HCIAN
"!r: II. ' bni Cus,.lcto leiai.f Ami-utat-,
'Irlin!J n I OUtrtriml intrainf ntn.
::tr': Hollndaj & C's Orus Store
7co Doort Euii of Post Ojjut.
CIIAflLES HRLLMER.
M uf!L S. S3 ,
tin fct 2uoor below Pruwnville llouee.
BIIOWNTILLE N- T
Uii'n kanJ uj rtir ft.V f U .ota and Sbi e
a tlr Lrt ifl4tetiitl ud LLliy for doing
M-Tsi'rmi work
I QlTWgVOnc V.U" nemnraa u
Terms Casli. n
FRANZ HELMEE,
it mwzi,
DPQMTEDEUSER'STZN.SHOP.
IlIlOW-WILI-n, XCDRASKA.
.VirioKS,IlUGaiES. PLOWS CULTI
' TO H S ir .Mrpnulum-hoTtnutlieia' low rate,
ItarraLtoSi.e.aUctl .n. X-13-IU OB
Tm"erTcan houseT
. Cood Feed and Llvcrj Stable
Incoiipcttlcn iih the Home.
. ' D. R0B1MS9U. rEOPRlETOR
'roat Street, between Main and Water,
"rihoWlWILM SEDRASUA.
.May, 30-h'lSCG. 103Cly
Edward w. thomas,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
'solicitor inpciiancery,
6Z;eer of Main and Firct Strreta.
DltUUNVILLi:. NEBRASKA.
mv5.in.tU.i)cmctt,
Iillinery & Fancy Goods
BTOXIE.
'&ln Ftret one door west of the Post Office
HltOlVWILIJC, !VCI1KASEA.
A ia;ri..r t- k f Fall inn Wiater U.m.J?
t recfurj. Everytl.ing in the Millinery line
-;te .fiMimly co b ind. Drta-M;kirg , Bonnet
rarhiif an-t Trimmic done to orJer.
U.tu'u(r,2i ir.b. ?V-n-2Sly
MARSH & CO.,
sCCCEOBS TO MABH Si ZOOK.
nrral News Agents and Stationery,
Toot Office tlu l Wins,
T U I O V N V 1 1 J , t . . N li 1 1 A S K A
lit hnk .,a hnl ul ate con'tantl)' reefirirg
ft utp ie of Bjok. Tericiii-ali", Stntionary,
"jji r.ib AlLia, School Books; also Confec
"iVj. i;itr(i. foUa-co. ail choice selection -f
m ;r.-fri(i gfnrrallj,ti hii-h they in vite the
tti!'i..n f tti riiiz n f Ncruaha county, and
'Th.i.h. ftrlcl attention t bufines. and fair
' r p lo in-rit a Lare of the public patronage.
A.Ii.CkUsir. nli-ly J. W. BLISS.
ISOWiiVILLE HOUSE,
. COR. MAIN AXD2NDSTS.,
Hrounville. Xcbraska.
V7. PEDICORD, Pjopiietor.
Thin ufhibeen refuruirhedand newly fitted
f and rfiin. il,r! urAr it. nniunt n tprrf i.inir
ru rirt..r, h gurrantcea latisfaction to all wh.-?
A. ROBINSON,
IT II SIS QISUL
Main Pttw.n lt &. ?.d Street
rownvillo tJotorasUa
Tkiihi liirthod of informing the public thai
r f ?. h,n4 'TJ'"i M.)rtnant of Uent'aand
4ic 1 Mi.' tnd Ch-.ldrens'
UOOTS AND SIIOKS.
-VCu'"u "rk done nb neaine and dif tatcr2
K..nPgdne on ahort notice. 10-30 (um!I
GATES & BO US FIELD,
3:IlLCtt LAYERS
PLASTERERS.
riM"ownTl'Ile Kcbraska.
-il -1 . CuLlr-u ,i r Urh-lUj,ng, 1'Uiterin
fa iL. . V'1!;' ndd)inKtn their lin,
A -0 ,t.",.,,f"cU,ry aui n.-nlik. inanLer.
AND
JAMES MEDFflUD
cAB1NET;MUER
' Und.ertol"ei
Coruer Ifud and Main Sieis,
.DUO VV NVITjLiE. N. V
li prtparad to doall kinds of work iihiatia en
k?rt ttic and re?crbU ttrmi. Il-ia
v ttao
sir19 m
LDDIS WiiLD I BB.
itonse-SIsn & Ornamental
Ghzier, Gilder, firaicer,
PApER HANGER etc.
AU work done in ft workman
like manner, and on strickly
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JACOB MAR OUN,
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MVI.V STREET, BRO WXVILLE, NEBRASKA
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RICUAUD F. BARRET,
ffifML LCD ABEMT,
AND DEALER IZf
LAND WARRANTS & LAND SCRIPT,
Per tonal attention given totnnliug Location.
Office in J, T. C&rson's Banking House.
BROWNV1LLE, NEBRASKA.
AND
CT SS 7 H3 1j 72" ! !
JOSEPH S II U T Z
Ila just received and will constantly keep on
land a large and well selected stock of genuine ar
iclcs in u line.
One Door west of Grant's Store, Brown
vilLe, JWbraska.
riopftirins -
Or Clocks; Waicbes aud Jewelry done on the abort
eitNotica. WORK WARRANTED.
Brovnvllla, Neb.. March Ifiih. 1866. 10-25 ly
C. F.STEWRT. M- p.
O27IP20I3
South East corner of Main and First Streets
DROlTXyiLLE, kedra'ska.
OrriCB IIorRS 7 to 9 a, M.and I to 2 and 6J to
iyt p. m.
Brownrille, Nebraska, May 5th, 1865-No 34, ly.
CHARLES G. DORbEY
ATT0R1IEY AT LAW
Next Door to Carson's Bank.
MAIN STREET
Urowxivillo ZKTotDrttslx-
TIPTON & HEWETT,
SUtontcns at alD,
BROWNVILLE, NEBRASKA.
March 1st, C5. ly.
RESTAURANT
Oyster saloon.
WILLIAM ROSSELL
takes this method of informing the public that he
Uasjust oponed,on Main street, between 1st and 2nd,
DROWKVILL.E, KCDUASUA.
a Restaurant and Oyster Saloon.
Also, Confectionaries, Canned Fruit, Dried
Fruit, Spices of U kinds. Te";j, Coffee, Sugar
Tobacco, Potatoes, tweet Pot a toe's and everything
uscally kept in retain giocery store.
ETMEALS SEUVfcD AT ALL nODBS.J3
FRESH OYSTERS--t-15-ly
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Evan Worthing,
Wholesale Si Retail Dealer in Choice
Liquors, Wines, Ale, Bear,
PITTS CrrrAtOTJIRASHIIVG
II4CIIIC. KCw YORK sI't-F R
KIXG REAJPER. QUARER3I01T-
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Ctt and RUCK. EYE CL'ETIl A
roR. WXIITXEY'S BLOCS,
Main Street, Brownville
May, HlhlWi lo M If
A SUNDAY A CENTURY AGO.
An old brown, leather-covered book
the leaves yellow, the writing scarcely
legible from time and dfcay; evidently
an old. neclc ed manuscript. To the fire
or to my private shelf ? Which?
These were my reflections as I .looked
over the papers of my late uncle, the rec
tor of a Somersetshire village.
I liked the look of the book and deci
ded for the shelf? and I had my reward
for I found hi the crabbed characters i
simple story, evidently written toward
the close of the writer's life. This sto
ry I now transcribe mto a more modern
s'yle.
'He'll be fit for nothing," said my fa
tber ; -'an awkward booby, who holds hi?
aw l and cuts his food with his left hand."
So said my father, and so, alas! I fell
I was awkward. I was fifteen; thick set.
stroDsr, but terribly clu rsy. I could not
make a collor, nor aetv a pair of blinkers
nnr sttifT a saddle, nor do any tiling 1
1 -mm
ougit to be abie to do. My h'gers
seemed lo have no mechanical feeling in
them. I was awkward, and I knew it
and all knew it.
1: was rrood tempered; could write
fairly and read anything ; but I was awk
ward with my limbs; tney seemed to
have wills of their own; and yet I cotrld
dance as easily and lightly as any of my
neighbors, sens.
MI dou't know what hs s fit for," said
my father to the rector of tfee parish
I've set him lo carpentering, and he cut
hU finger nearly cfF with an ax; then he
went to the miih, and burnt his hands till
he was laid up for a month. It's all of
no use ; he spoils ms more good leather
in a week than his earnings pay for in a
month. Why cannot he, like other good
Christians, use his hands as the good God
meant him to? There 1 Look at him
now, cutting that back strap for the quire
with bis lef hand."
I heard h'm ; the knife slipped and
the long strip of leathes was divided in
a moment and utterly spoiled.
"There now! look at that. A piece
out of the very middle of the skin, and
his finger cut ia the bargain."
The rector endevored to sooth my fa
ther's anger, while I bandased my finger
You'd beuer let him come up for that
vase. Mr. w alters; 1 should like a case
to fit it, for its very fragile, as all that old
Italian glats is; and line it with the soft
est leather, please."
And as I went with the rector tobrirg
back the vase, taking two chamois leath
ers to bring it in. - :
We reached the house, and I waited in
the passage while ho went to fetth it.
He came back with a large vase, tenderly
wrapped in the leathers. Alas ! at that
moment there came from the room,
against the door of which I was standing.
the sound of a voico singing. A voice
that thnleld me through a voice that I
hear now as I write theie lines -so clear.
so sweet, so pure, il was as if an angel
had revealed itself to me.
I trembled, and I forgot the precious
burden in my-hands; it dropped to the
ground and was shattered, to pieces.
How shall I describe the rector's rage?
I fear he said something for which he
would have blushed in his calmer mo
ments, and . fhe came out,
She who had the angel voice his
niece came out, and saw ner. l icr
got the disaster, and stood speechless ga
zing at her face.
"You awkward scoundrel ! look at
your work. Ihirty pounds: iity
pounds! An invaluable treasure gone ir
reparably in a moment. Why don't you
speak ? Why did you drop it?',
Drop it," I said, walking up. "Drop
what?" And then it flashed upon me
again, and I stammered out, "She sang.'
And if she did sing, was there any oc
casion to drop my "beautiful vase, you
doubly stupid blockhead ? There, go ont
of the house, do, before you do any fur
ther mischief, and tell your father lo
horsewhip you for a stupid dolt." ,
I' said nothing, did nothing, but only
Jooked at her face, and went shambling
awny, a much . changed, and altered be
ing. There was a world wheje horse
collars and horse shoes, tenons and mor
tices, right jjands or left, entered pot.
That world I had seen; I had breathed
its air and heard in voice.
My father bad heatd of my misfortune.
and laid the strap across my shtu!ders
without hesitation, for in my joung days
boys were b'ystill eighteen or nineteen
vears old. I bore it catienily uncom
plainingly.
"What is he fit for? every one. would
ask
and no one could answer, not even
myself.
I wandered about the rertory In the
summer, evenings, and heard her sing ; I
tried hard to get the gardener to let me
help him carry the watering pots, and
when I succeeded, felt as I entered the
rector's garden that I was entering a par
adise. Oh, happy months I when, after
the horrible labors of th weary day, I
uied lo follow the old gardener and hear
her sing. My old withered heart beats
fuller and freer when the memory comes
back to me now.
Alas, alas ! my awkwardness
again
banished me. phe met me one
evening
in the garden, as I was coming along
tha path wiih my cans fall of water, and
spoke to me and said :
You're the boy that broke the vase,
aren't you V
did not, could pol reply; rny strength
forsook me. I dropped my cans on the
ground, where they upset and flooded
away in a moment some eeds on which
the rector set most special value.
; "How awkward, to be sure !" she ex
claimed. s"And how ar gry uncle will be.
I turned and fled, and from that time
the rectory gate was closed against 'me.
Iled a miserably unhappy life for the
next three years; I had only one conso
la'ion during the whnle 'of that Weary
time. 1 saw ner at cnurcn ana neard ner
slug there. I could hear pothing pise
when she sang, clear and disiinct,above
the confused nasal sounds that came from
tho voices of others hers alone pure,
sweet and good. It was a blessed time.
I would not miss a Sunday's service in
church for all that miht offer. Three
r .
gutd miles every Sunday there and back
Jid 1 heavily plod to hear her, and feel
li 1 la
well reward ea. l snarea ner joys ana
heaviness. I knew when she was hap
py." when oppressed,' as a mother knows
the tones of her child's voice, to the min
utes shade of difference, so I could tell
when her heart was light and when. sad.
One Sunday she saug as I had never
yet heard her. not loudly, but so '.encjerly,
to lovingly ; I knew the change had come
she loved; it thnlle-d in her voice;
and at the evening service he was there.
I saw a soldier, I knew, by his bearing.
with cruel, hard, grey eyes; and she
V . Xa I l
sang, l knew it- l detected a tremoie
aud gratitude in the notes.. I felt she
was to snffer, as I had suffered ; not that I
ang. I had no voice. A harsh guiter-
al sound was all that I could give utter
ance to. I could whistle like a bird, and
often and often have I lain for; hours in
ihe shade of a tree and joined the con
certs of the woods.
One day 1 was whittling, as was my
wont.'as I went through the street, when
, . a a
I was. tapped n the shoulder by an old
man, "the cobbler, of the noxt parish. I
knew him fron his coming to my father
for leather occasipnally. -
"Sam, where did you learn that?"
"Learn what ?" '
"That tune." . :; ;
"At church." t .
. "You've a' good ear, Sam.".
Tv3 nothing els good, but I can whis
tle anything..' .. ,",'.
"Can you whistle me the: Morning
lymn?" " "
I did so. -V,
"Good, vety good. Know anything of
music Sm ?"
"Nothing."
"Like to?" '
"I'd give all I have in the world to be
able to play anything. My sonl's full of
music. I can't sing a note, but I could
lay anything if I'were taught."' '
"So you shall, Sa3i, my boy. Come
home with me. Carry these skins, and
yon i-hall begin at once-'
I went home with him; and' found he
was one of ihe best players' in ihe choir
of his parish, his instrument being the
violoncello. T took my first' lesson,"' and
rom that time "commenced a new life.
Evening after evening, and some times
during the ?ay, I wandered over to his
ittle shop, and while he sat. stitch, stitch,
at the boots and shoes: I played oyer and
over again all the music I could get from
the church. '- ' " '
"You've a beaucifur fingering, Sam
mv boy. beautiful, and though it dees look
a litile "awkward to see you bowing away
with your left, it makes no difference to
TT t. . Tk a Ana nl.A. C J II
yOU. I OU OUglU U uc a uuc yiajci , Cdiii.. ,
I w as enthusiastic, but I was poor ; I
wanted an instrument of my own, ' bat -I
had no money, and -I earned none I
could earn none. v My parents thougnt,
and perhaps rightlp, thai if they found
me food and clothing, I was well provi
ded for, and so lor soma twelve rncnuis
I used the old cobler's instrument, impro
vingdaily. It wai strange that the limbs
and fingers, so rigid and stiff for every
other impulse, should under the influence
of sound, move with such precision, ease
and exactness.
Sam my boy,V said the cooler one
day, 'you shah have an instrument, and
ycur father shall buy it for you, or j.he
whole parh shall cry shame upon him
'But he does not know a word of this,
I said.
'Never mind, Sam, my boy, he shal
be glad to know it and he told me al
his plans.
At certain times it was customary for
tne choirs of neighboring churches to
help each other, and it was arrauged
that the choir of our parish should play
and sing on 'he next Sunday morning at
his parish church, and he arid his choir
should come over to our parish for the
evening service.
- 'And you. Sam,' said he, 'shall take
my place in your church; and please
God, you do as well there as you've done
here, it will be the proudest day I shall
know, Sam, my boy, and yonr father and
mother will say so, too.' ' :
VV a
How l practiced, morning; noon and
night, for ihe great day ; the cobbler
darkly hinted at a prodigy that -vaa lo be
forthcoming at the festival ; and the day
itself, with its events all is as vivid be
fore me as if it was but yesterday.
The evening came; and there in the
dimly-lit gallery I sat waiting, with my
master beside me.
'Sam my boy,' said my -master, 'it's
a great risk ; , it's getting very full
There's the squire and my lady just came
in. - Keep your eye on -your book and
j
feel what you're playing-, .and think
you're in the little shop ; I have brought
a bit of leather to you,' and he put ;
piece of the black leather that has a pe
culiar acid scent in front of rne. The
scent of it revived me; ihe memory of
the many hours I had spent there came
back to' me at once, and I felt as calm as
if I were indeed there. ' '., . .'
She came at last, and 'service began,
Oh, thai nigh ! Shall I ever forget its
pleasure ihe wardering looks cf the
friends nnd neighbors who came and
found ia me, the despised, awkward, left-
handed sadler's apprentice, the prodigy
of which they had heard rumors ? Ob, it
was glorious ! Tne first few strokes of
my bow gave me confidence, and I did
well, and knew if, through the hymn,
through the chants, and cn to the anthem
before, the sermon. That was to be ihe
gem of the evening ; it was Handel's
ihen new anthem, "I know lhat my Re
deemer liveth."
I begaij harsh, harmonious, out cf
tune I know not why or how ; but as it
progressed ; one by one thi instruments
ceased and were silent; one by one the
voices died away and were lost, and she
and I alone, bound together and driven
on ly. an irresistable impulse., went
through the anihem ; one soul, one spirit
seemed to animate both. The whole
congregation listened breathless as to an
angel ; and she, self-absorbed, and like
one in a trance,, sang, filling me with a
delicious sense of peace and exultation,
the like of which I have never known
since. ' ' ' ' . . . -
-It came to an end at last, and with the
last triumphant note I fell forward cn the
desk in a swoen.
; When I recovered, ! found myself at
home in my own room, with the rector,
the doctor and my parents there, and I
heard the doctor say : : ' ' ' !
I told you he would, my dear madam ;
I. knew he would.'
Thank God !' murmured my mother.
'My dear boy, how we have feared for
you " '' .
- What a difference! I was courted and
made much ' cf. 'Genius,' and 'very
clever,' and "delightful talent,' such
were the expressions I now heard, in
stead of -stupid,' 'awkward1 and 'unfit
for anything.' '
My father bought a -fine instrument,
and 1 was. the hero of the yilhge for
months. ,
It wa3 some days after that Sunday
lhat -I ventured to ask after the rector's
niece. ...
My dear boy,' said my mother, 'the
like was neve.r heard." We saw jou there
and wondered what you were doing, but
as soon a3 we saw you with the bow, we
knew you must be ihe person there's been
so much talk about ; and hen when the"
anihem came, and .we all left eff singing,
and ihey all left off playiog, anl only
you and Miss. Cecelia kept on, we were
all in tears. I saw even the rector cry-
and, poor girl, she seemed as if in
o
a dream, and so did yuu ; it was dread
ful for me to see you with your eyes fixed
on her, watching her so eagerly. And
then to look at ber, staring up at the
stained glass window as if she could fee
through it, miles and miles away into ihe
sky. Oh, I'm sure the like never was.
and ihen, when you fell down, I screamed
and yourJaJier ran up and carried you
down, aa'l brought you heme in farmer
Slade's four wheeler.'
. After this 1 had an invitation to go up
to the rectory, and there, in the long
winter evenings, we used to sit. and while
I played , she sang. Ob, those happy
times', when fhe loved me, but only as a
dear friend ; and I loved her as I had
uever loved before or could love again
I do cot know the kind of love I had for
her. I was but a little older than she
was, but I felt as a father might feei to
wards hi3 daughter a sweet tenderness
and love lhat made me pitiful to her.
knew she loved a man unworthy of her,
and I think, at times, she' felt this her.
self, and knew I felt it.
1 was perfectly free of the rector's
iiousc at last, nnu we usea io nnd in our
music a means of , converse lhat our
longues could never have known. Ah,
me. those days ! Gone alas J ihey are
gone .
She left us at last, and in a few years
her motherless child came back in her
place, aud as I again sit in the old rec
tory parlor,' years and year3 after my
visit, with har daughter beside me sing
ing but alas not with her mother's voice
all the old memories flood back upon
me, and 1 feel a grateful, calm joy in the
openly-shown respect and affection of
the daughter of her whom I loved so si
lently, so tenderly and so long.
I sit in the old seat in the church now
and play ; and once in the year the old
anihem ; but the voice is gone that filled
the old church as with glory tnat day. I
feel, as ihe sounds swell out, and the
strings vibrate under. my withered fing
ers, I am but waiting to be near her under
the old yew tree outside, and it may be
nearer to her still in the
lure..
longed for fu-
In Conneciion with the foundering at
tea of the Evening Star, oa her way from
New York to New Orleans, there are
som j interesting tacts to be tola. Ihe
vessel is said to have bsen utterly un
seaworthy ; so mpch so lhat se wa3 not
insured perhaps not insurable. This is
damaging circumstance for the Com
pany owning her, and permitting her to
go to sea full of Edssen2ers.
Among her passengers were more than
a hundred unfortunate women of thefhtih
persuasion, who were on their way to
spend the winter in the employment of
procuresses from New Orleans. ' They
included representatives from nearly" all
the first class houses of that kind in New
York. They air went down. Many of
them were respectably connectod. A
city banker, on learning lhat his way
ward daughter was among t:.a lost, clap
ped his hand in sorrowful gratitude, and
exclaimed : "Thank God, my daughter,
th3 pride of my heart U beyonu this
world's shams.?.'
Also, included in this flock of frail
air ones, were two highly accomplished
young ladies, one ihe daughter cf a min
ister cf .ths gospel ia Western Penhsyl-
vania, and me otner tne daughter of a
clergyman of this ciiy. . The families of
everal New York merchants were also
represented among these heautiful fe
male ruina. Indeed, I am mid that there
was hardly one of these failen women
who could not point to highly rnspectable
connections in this and other cities
Chanty must now be thrown over them!
but how sad the thought that a single
burial rase should hare taken down into
"that deep which nothing disembogues,"
so much cf sin and wickedness,' as the
Evening Star contained. F ew single in
terments have included -a hundred har
lots an cpetatic troupe, and a circus
troupe. It is only fair to state that this
line of steamers has enjoyed ihe dubious
reputation of being, the only, one which
would engage its births for ihe transpor
tation of such rough characters as com
posed this unfortunate cargo of iniquity.
Cor, Cincinnati Commercial.
, To liie 'Public..
Editor Republican : I am aware of
ihe fact lhat men holding official posi
lionsitions are liable to abuse and mis
representation from unprincipled politi
cians; and when such abuse or misrep
resentation has been directed against me,
as a public officer,. I. have almost uni
formly made it a rule to take no notice
of it leavingthe people to judge frcra
my cct3 whether lie assertions 'are trua
or not But whea my private charactsr
(which I prize more highly, than, all th?
offices ia the gift cf the people) 'if as
sailed,! feel it to be my duty to defend
myself particulrly 1 whea ths assauk
emenates from pa rties whcs2 psitita (a
society might give them sc:r.3 irf.uenc3
to damage others, even if thay wara ua
able to help any oaa by their fuhcrr.3
flatteries. , ''
The readers cf the Ornaha'irc7J' will
hate noticed-that for several racntha pes:
indeed froni the commencement cf tha
publication of lhat paper its edi:'; bi3
studiously aM persistently ' indulged' ia
the most unprovoked and "wanton alia:V
not so much upon my cScial.'as ray' pri
vate churacter a3-a man and 'citizen.
Still I have forborde -to notice jhse oft
repeated assaults knowing, as I did, thai
the author's acquaintance was co-ex'tea
sive with the limited circulation cf' his
paper, and that wherever he ia known
his columnies would prove utterly haria
less. There is a point, however, tuyend
which forbearance ceases to b&a virtue.
That has been reached and transcended
by ihe Herald sinca .the opening of ' th.3
political canvass now near its close, i
,; Since last Saturday evening,-whea, at
the request of several of my foilov citi
zens I participated ia tha proceedings of
a public meeting, called for iha purposa
of hearing several. distinguished gentle
men from abroad, the fleraU has a!: 0 ja
ded in the coarsest personal abusa'bf ie,
and the .most wanton, and unfounded
faisehoeds respecting ray. official
Those who heard , me .on thjt cc'sasioa'
:m i . .t . t .. . ..
win ucui uio iaai i maae uo. dis
respectful personal. allusions, but:! con
fined myself to a legitimate discioa cf
the various questions at . 133U3 bstwaea
ihe political ,parties of (the day.,; 1: did
refer, in terms of stern condemnation, ta
the acts of those who had rebelled agatost
ihe Government, and those cf their syrn-
mathiTirifr frionia in ilia Ci.m.
who had given thera aid and confer!: I,
stated distinctly, as Irea'H; -i
if ihe Copperhevfs -f " -cease
thei'- r .' '.- '
men cf
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r.t t" i. : spirit cf tha
v. e ia my judgement, hivi
prl ;;t peace ana a restored Union ia
Ie.sthan sixty days. Th3 editor of , tha
Herald 5eem3 .to have taken what I said
about copperheads and rebel sympathi
zers to himself. I certainly did not nins
him, and I assure the public that I did cot
think cf him ' during 'my' thori 'address :
but as he exhibits such furious passion; at
what I said, I take it for granted thai 'tha
"shoe fit him" and he put 'it on J ' Ba it
so.' Let him wear it. :; But as ha iaikea
this brief address the occasion cf fenelvei
attacks against my honor and my prii'ta
character, and a3 his envenomed fa tee-
nooas may reaca tne eye or some oaa
who is a stranger to' him, "and therefore
damage my reputation, T-havo thought
mroper to ask the use of youf widely cir
culated paper for the purpose cfrefuticj
them. Among other ungentlemaulynii'
representations cf what I said, at that
meeting, i3 ihe charge that 1. character
ized "the truest anxhbesi patriots of. lie
land with being .traitors and rebels.1.' "i I
did no such thing ; oa thi contrary,-1
gave the highest proiseifd. the. loyal and
trae patriots, who - had ' stood hy:ihHr
country whether at home orlia the airay.
And all hia assertions ol.oQtt;ray treat
ment to the: soldiers of Nebraska, is fall
of ihe grossest misrepresentation ash'a
facts and records will prove. $o ttiiq
ever heard me abuse -a soldier vc' cur
army or a trua patriot wha othsrija
aided in putting down; the accurssil.re
bellion. . ? ' Aj:
I know too.' well that, by the; hzrziz
valor, of . the soldiers Uh country-'; iva3
saved from cttsr overthrowby'rehelaaad
rebel sympathisers (cf whish litter, lh-3
editor cf ihe' Herald, aeenia to coilidor
himself a member) to allow myself knaw
ingly to do them a, wrocg.- No' -E?l5jer3
in the land deserve more credit (or their
efforts to save our flovernmsnts, than tha
soldiers of Nebraska, .who periled life,
everything, for their country, while tha
ediiGr of the Herald was skulking . be
hind the forage trains of Steel's -.ar-J
engaged ia ihe patriotic work cf picking
up stray bales of - ccttca, and other ctf?d
which might be found in iu wake. Tha
Doctor has much - to say abcut ."''ay cf
homes," but never a word about, 'Iz'.iy
behjnds" not he.; ; " - ,
He also charges, that. I jefussi to zi
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dress the First Nebraska Regimes! wh?
it was mustered cut of service. . I
reassss to believe that this is
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