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Cco.W. Hill & Co!, Agents.
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-fMjt receded and will conyUntly keep on
ei in i line.
ie Door veil of Grant's Store, Brow
M 05 VAtctet ad Jeweiry done oa tbt bort-
;roTBi11t. Keb.. Vrch I6ih. 1S66 IQ-Jy
IDWARD W. THOMAS,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
OTce c-rr.er of Ma;n ami First StreeU.
CHARLES G. DORSE Y
1TT0R1IEY AT LAW
jVlrxf Doer fo Carton's Bank.
uav- . 1IAIX STREET
T.Q agewt ron,
PITTS IIL'FFALO TIIRASIIIIVC
IXG RCArLR. QIAUCR3IOW
Ztt and ntCIi L1L CLXTIVA-
Main Street, Brownville
Kiy. nib il lo lj fr nn
GEO. A. PRINCE & COS
Id Varieties, with Palest asso Tenuto or
.. bub its.
w icnooi urcans ana aieioacons.
Dlcgrant RotHrood, Walnut or
UaK. Casef , ,
Xo Charge fcr Both: or Shipping.
1 ZQ-35,000 Now In Use.sr
AN ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE, con
tuning 1 1 ilpm i i t.uuii w style, atij itsUuioiuals o'
the Dn.h' eminent !nsnlns. bs to the superior excel--4iuc
of our tuhtrunieuio -n be teen at tliiiOitke
GEO. W. HILL & CO
1 GATES & DOUSFIELD,
P S TEEERS.
yeral wnvllle, cbraska,
'y contrtii-u tur Unckl ij'tnij, Ka-terinj,
Vn:l? rn-'lfrr', aid do anything in their line
I .l r- i i 1 atiafactory and workainlike loanner.
51 1666. A-47-ly
jnery fancy uooas
Main Street one door west ol the Post Office
A superior stcok u( lall a tin Winter Goods
j"t received. Kvorjrthing in tbe Millinery line
sept ennrtantly on band. l)reM-Ml:Lng, bonnet
bawhinj( and Triminiti; done to order.
0:tober,2j 1633. . vy-a--ICly
M E K;C II 1ST T-
1'AIX .STKEET, EEOWXVILLE, NEBRASKA
s S3 "7sr inar g
Au. -J3a G6
NOTICE TO FARMERS.
The untlcrsigncd Invlng rented
Takes this ndhoi of,iiiforr.u.iht pub-"
lie that he intends doing
r t'ae HepomincJauon of "ar;j'rf and obers the
'TT ,ca'on ' le ""ill i nou in owti..n and
bo hve wheat to prml are reopcetrir.y invited
. g've me a trial, at I am cocG3entof gu-icj cen
Xht-highest cash price given for v'htat.
E. W. MORR13-
V 4 L ,. J
C. P. STEWRT. M. D.
South E&it -corner or Main &nd Firtt Street
Orrici HoCRS 7 to 9 a. M.and 1 to 2 and 6)1 to
7 p. M.
BmwnTill,Nbrk, May 8th, 1885 No 34, 1y.
bgw rami DJ1GKETI
KEIS WALDTER & CO
He opened op tbeir New Ifeat Market tn the ba?
ment of UcFall'f Farnitcre Store, where tbey wilt
be pleated to wait apon ih public to the begtand
tendereft meats the county afford neatly dressed
and cot np.
Country Produce bought and sold.
3Give us a callsr
A. S. HOLLADAY, M. D.
Graduated In 1S51,
Located in Brownville in 1S55 .
' Dr. II. has on hand complete sets of Amputat
b, TrephininR nd OLstetrical inftruments.
OCIce: Ilolladaj & Go's Drug Store
Two Doors East of Post Ojfict.
P. S. Special attention given to Obstetricjand
tbe diseases of women and children. x-44-ly
TUT. j9l E. ,
Main St 2 doors below Brownville House,
BOWNV1XLE St. T.
Haa on hand a superior stock of Boots and Sbcea
ind the best material and ability for doing
Repairing done v:ih neatness and dispatch
rcsiy Terms Ovslx. .n
OPPOSITE DEUSER'S TIN$HOP,
WAGONS," BUGGIES. PLOWS. CULTI
VITOKS. A,c. , Rppniieil vn hhort notiie, at low rate,
Bd warranted to give aii!lctia. . x-13-tu nn
1 God Teed And Uxcry Stable
In connection with the House.
L- D. R03INS0H. PKOPRlETOR.
Front Street, between Main and Water,
' nXlOWXYIEXE, yEDUASHA.
May, 30th 1SG6. 10 361y
T.W.Tipton O.B.IIewett J:S. Church
TIPTOFIj HEVETT & CHURCH
ttonuiis at au),
March Jst, '66. ly.
train Between lt & d Street
Takes ttiis method ot jaforininjj the public that
he hAt on hands. Fi!tndia aw.irtnsat or Oent acd
Ladle's Misses' and ChlMrer-s's ',. ".
-''HOOTS AND SIIOF.S.
t3-Ccstou work dt-pe itb neatnes and SlafcblJ
Ivepairiug aone on tuori notice. iuuu
TO THE FARMERS OF NEMAHA CO.,
I would refppcifully say that I have
ana am now receiving a large stock ol
Lcii-a J J J
Winter and Spring Wear.
I keep constantly en hand a full assortment of
never Clot Ii Coat, Pants & Tests.
French Cloth Clothing in latest itylex.
Cassiznere Gocds all deCiiptiftS3.
TO SUIT THE TRADE.
Ail cf which I propose to seU as
C li e a p o O Ji e a p e r
Than any of ny Competitors. All I
.ask is for the citizen of Nemaha
TOTGIVE IaE ACA:LL
i f.-,wAj find ovt forjhr ruches . ' -
S. SEEM AN.
Baal ul lime
CEO. W . DORSET. I.UTHEK HOIDLET. CEAS.O. POEiBT
DORSET, HOABLEY &C0.,
REAL ESTATE AGENTS,
and Dealers in Land T7arrant3,and
Agricultural Cc-lleg hcrip.
Oce, tn Land Ojfict Building,
Boy and tell improved and animproTed i-anda.
Buy Sell, and locate Land Warrants, and agri
cultural eojjrfa Scrip.
JJake caret a I selections of gorcrnment Lands
for location, Domes teads, and pre-emptions.
Attend to contested Homestead and pre-emption
caoa , in the Land ofSce.
Letters of inquiry, promptly and cheerfully an
swered. Correspondence Solicited
noncs-Sign & Ornamental
Glazier, Gilder, Graicer,
P ApER HANGER etc.
All work done in a workman
like manner, and on etrickly
oki nooa wisioroEow.tTiLLi boss
R. T. RAIITEY & W. D. LEWIS
f 8CCCCSS0KS TO RAITTE Y &. CO.
Respectfully inform the Citizens of the
City and Covniy that they are in receipt of
a largt and complete assortment oj
Ladie's Dress Goods,
WhlTE GOODS, 7
Wilh an endless variety of
Together with tho Largest Stock of
BOOTS AN I) SHOES'
Ever brought to this City all of which
was purchased prior to the late advance
in gold, which enables s to offer supe
rir enducemervts lo those dt'fuxcus cf purchasing-.
We also, keep on haod a fresh
Aod a good Assortment of
Keaiemher the Place, Main Street, Onn Door
above the Postoflice, Brewnrille, Nebraska.
Philip Philips & Co.
Wholesale and retail dealers ia
PI ANUS, .
.... ; AND MELODEONS.
Wentern Agents fr Decker Bruthers, Patent
plata fi-nrt-tour ten. Thefe Pianos are the only
i ntunints mide in thin country or Europe with
the full irnn frame, in which
Jill the Strings ret upon Wooden Bdar-
cd in which norc nf the Toning Pins e;o thrnngh
ihe Iron Plate. This arrangment produces a Mure
Refined Tone, with combined Sweetncs ani great
Power, and nrnre perfect qualify thorgh the entire
acale, au l the enpneity of Standing Lofiger in tune
and retaining Us auporior quantity of tone, than
any other instrument.
General Agents for L. D. & ll.W. Smith's
The American Organs, are the only tea! reed Or
gens now before the publio. The only Organ hav
Revtrbrraiing Sound Box. or Wind CVksi.
Which has the same i m fort as t part to perform as
the Sounding Board hs in the Piano-Forte, (to
give body aud resonance of tone)and without which
the Organ becomes merely a Melodccn in an Organ
The Amrian Organs not only bave the wind
chest or aonitd box, but have the large Organ bel
lows, giving ower and great stndine3 of tone.
f!iee with their er'reme fire voicing of tbe rteds
aud perfecting of the tone, make them the.
Most Perfect Organ Kaoizn.
The imprf.vemeTitf , with superiority of tone and
woikaian.-hip. .!' tha American Orsrana in the
front rank as the bpst ,aod ttej concraiind n higher J
Tire.tban any other reed instrument in the market
1 faew.Orpsns receiredhe Fir&t Premium at the
reat St. Lou;s Fair in-October.
Publishers of the "Singiig Pilgrim" for Saiday
Sehools. Send for Circa 'ar.
Address. PHILIP PHILIPS & CO.,
23 415 Sortb 6th street, St . Louis Mo.
BT THOMAS HO02. ; ' :
"Coma, gentle Spiing! etherial mildness eome I"
Ob,! Thonspson.Toid or rhyme as well as reason,
now could 'st thott thus poor humaa nature hum?
There a so soch season. ' " , '
The Spring, I shrink: and shudder si her same
For why, I Sod her breath a bitter blighter, ,
And suffer from bar blows as if they cam
From Spring, the' fighter.
Eer praises, then, let hardy poets sing,
And be her tuneful laureates and upholders ,
Who do not feel as if they had a Spring :
Poured down their shoulders .
Let others eulogize her floral ehows j
Jrom me they cannot win a single.stanza
I know her blows are in full bloom and so's 1 -The
Influent. .nf.i'.li .:. -'X ."I
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Hr cowslips , stocks, and lillies of the vale
Her honey blossoms that yoaheai1' the bee's at--
Her pansies, daffodils' and. primrose bale,
Are things I sneete at L .
Fair is the vernal quarter of the year I -r )
And fair its early buildings and its blowings-
Put jnst suppose consumation's seeds appear -r
With other's sowings 1 ' , t "
For me, I find, when eastern winds art high,
A frigid, not a geniel inspiration ;
Kor can, like iron-chested Chubb, defy
An infliimation. !
Smitten by breezes from the land of plague,
To me all vernal luxuries are fables ;
Oh vhere's the Spring, in a rheamatio leg
Stif as a table's I .
I limp ia agony I wheeze and congh,
And quake with ague, that great agiutor,
Nor dream, before inly, of leaving off
What wonder if in May itself I lack
A peg for laudatory verse to hang on T
Spring mild and gentle ? yei a spring-heeled
To those he sprang on 1
. In short, whatever panegyrics lie
. In fulsome odes, too many to be cited,
Tbe tenderness of Spring is all my eye,
And that is blighted I
tl RUSSIAN AMERICA.
From the Chicago' Tribnne we take
the following account -ef this territory j
Russian America, according to the
treaties with the United Slates and Great
Britain, in 1824 5, 'comprehends- all the
American coasi of the parilel of fifi'y
four degrees forty' minutes horth latitude,
and the ubolt of the niainland west of
the meridian of one hundred anJ forty
one degrees west longitude which passes
through Mount St. Elias. It is bounded
north by the Arctic Ocean, east by Brit
ih America,' south by the Pacific and
west by tle Pacific and Arctic Oceans
aud Bchring's Strait which separate it
from the Russian Possessions in Asia,
the distance across from Cape Prince of
Wale to East Cape being only thirty
With th exception of the narrow strip
Xtendt in a souiheast direction along
the coast nearly 500 miles, and the re
markable peninsula of AUatska.it forms i
tolerably compact mass, with an average
length and breadth of about 600 miles
each. Its greatest length- north and
southern extremity of Aliaski to Point
Baxrow, is about 1.100 miies ; greatest
breadth, measured on ihe Arctic Circle,
which passes ihrough Cape Prince of
Wales, is about 800 miles; the longest
line that jcanbe drawn across the country
isfxomCape Prince of Wales to its south
ern extremity latitude fifty-four decrees
forty minutes, a distance of about 1,600
miles.. Eimaied area, 394 0C0 square
miles... .-The -pan of the mainland' south
cf Mount St. Elias consists of a narrow
belt, which is continued alone a ra cur
tain ridge parallel to ihe coast and has
nowhere a greater width than about 33
miUs. The interior of the country is
very little kuown.; but from several. ex
peditions. it appears that throughout its
west part it is elevated and uneaven, while
the part extending along the Arctic Ocean
is iuveriably-flat, with the exception of
a small portion lying between 141 de
grees aud 152 dt-grees west longitude.
Ihe coasts of the mainland and the is
lands have almost all been carefully ex
pLred. The nenh coast was first dis
covtred in the. course of the present cen
ttry. Captain Cook,' in 1778. during
bis last voyage, reached Icy Cape, lati
tude seventy degrees twenty minutes
north.and one hundred ixty-one degrees
.fqr:y minutes wet ; and .it was supposed
Ivom tha Ijirge masses of ice there met
.with, even in summer, that further prog
ress was impossible. In JS26, however.
Captain Beechy proceeded eatt as far
as KorthXJape, or Point Barrow, latitude
seventy-one degrees, twenty-three min
utes and thirty seconds north, longitude
or.9 hundred and Efty six degrees, twen
ty one minutes and ihiriy-two " seconds
west; while at the fame time the lamen
ted Sir John iFr&cUin .ihen' -Captain
Franklin, traced the coast '.west "from the
mouth of the Mackenzie to Pe;urnReef,
latitude seventy degrees, twenty-six'rsin-utes
uorth, Ipngiiude pna hupdred, and
forty -fire degrees fifty-.two rninu:es,rvest.
The intervening - ?pace .between' Point
B.irrow and Return Reef was first explo
red in 1S37, by Dease aod' Sitnpson, of
ficers of the'Hudson Bay Company.'--
The whole of the north coast of Rus
sian America, from "Damarcatioo. Po iot
west, to Poiot Barrow, its nonherroost
extremuj, stretches with tolerable regu
larity in a west northwest direction, and
is, witn the exception of a small part in
the east, one dead fiat, often nearly on a.
level with the sea, and never more than
from ten to twenty feet above it. From
Point Birrow the coast takes a uniform
direction, from northeast to southwest,
rising gradually towards Cape Lisburn,
which is 850 leet high. ' It here turns
south, forming, between the two large
inlets of Kotzebue Sound and Norton
Sound, the remarkable peninsula of
Prince of Wale?, which projocts into
Behring's Strait,' and terminates in aa
elevated promontory, forming the most
western point of North America. From
Norton Sound it turns first southwest,
then south east.Oecoming indented by
sereral large bays, incluiliog' thosa of
Bristol Bay and Cook's Inlet's, on the
opposite side of the long and narrow pen
insula of Aliaska ; and is, lined almost
throughout by several groups of large
ilands,Jof which the most importanrbe
long'fo the Aleutian! Kodiak- and- King
part of the coast lasr., described ; is l very
bold, presenting a succession ,of lofty vol
canic peak's," (wo of which T6n ,'the vvest
coast of Cook's Inlet; 'tiave theresppc
live heights 'of 11 ,270 -feei and '12,066
feet..: :.! ; .j-i ,- ; :it .-
. . The climate of Russian America is
not so cold as either the east parts of the
same continent, or the east part' of the
continent of Asia," under the same - lati
tudes.' It is, howover, far too rigorous to
admit of agricultural operations; and the
whole value cf the territory lis derived
from the products of its fisheries or of
the chase. The latter have been placed
under rigid monopoly by the-Russian Gov
erument, which has conferred the. . sole
privilege of trafficking in them on the
Russian American Company. This has
led to remonstrances on the part both of
the United States and : Great Britain,
which have been so far successful that a
lease has been granted to the Hudson
Bay Company, granting them the exclu
sive possession of the mainland of Rus
sian America, frcm fifty degrees forty
minutes north, to Cape Spencer, in lati
tude fifty-eight degrees trineen minutes,
north, and the exclusive privilege of sup
plying the Russians with agricultural pro
duce and provisions.
The principal settlement' is New Arch
angel, a small town with -1,000 ' inhabi
tai'ts on the Island of kitka, the largest
of thegriop of George --III., which, is call
id 2aranov by the ";Russins, end was
named George 111., by Vancouver. It is
the seaVof the Governor of all the estab
lishments of Russian America, and has
fortifications, ma gazines,' and a Gover
nor's residenbe, ail built .of -wood. .The
ordinary squadron stationed oa its coasts
consists of two frigates and two corvettes.
The Russian American Company, incor
porated 1799, for nShing and hunting
tor bearing animals, whose chief estab
lishments are here, have fifty ships of
all sizes engaged m trie collection end
conveyance of peltrf. Besides these
possessions Russia had formerly a small
colony railed Bodega, in California, north
of San Francisco. It now belongs to the
United States. It3 port is small, but was
once important for the Russian fur trade
The popuUtion of Russioo America i
estimated at 61,000, of whom perhaps
3000 are Russians, Croles, Kodiaks,
and Alcoots. Tbe remainder, above
50.000 in number, eojoy a , greater or
lesss degree of independence, and con
sist almost -entirely of Esquimaux.
A ilOR'IAN miracle. ;
The following account of an intended
miracle is related in a volume ' published
by Dr. Bennett, on Mormanisiu.' It is
both curious and characteristic.5 ' We 1
have no doubt whatever that ill the Mor
niau miracles we, have heard about; have
been performed. ;n a similar manner-
The age of miracles like the age ofchiv
airy, is over, but .imposier3 and and itn
position are ori ihe increase:
-.Towards the close of a fine summer's
day, a farmer, in-one of the 'Western
States found a respectable looking man
at his gate, who requested permission to
pass the night und-r hii root. The far
mer readily complied. Tie stranger was
invited into the house, and a good and
fcubsuntial supper placed before him
After he had eaten, the farmer, who
appeared to be a jovial, .warm hearted,
humorous, aud, withal, shrewd old iao,
passed several hours in pleasant conver
sation with his guest, who seemed to be
very ill at ease, both in body and mind ;
yet, Vi desirous of pleasing bis enter
tainer, replied courteously and agretably
to whatever was said to him. Finally,
he pleaded fatigue and illness as an ex
cuse for retiring, and was condncted by
the farmer to an upper story, where he
went to bed. About the middle of the
night, the farmer and his family were
awakened by . the mast dreadful gToan,
which ,they soon astertained, proceeded
from the chamber of the traveler. On
going lo investigate - the matter, they
found that the stranger was dreadfully
ill, 'suffering the mot acute pain ; and
uttering the rrjiajt doleful cries, apparent-"
ly'. without any conciousness of what was
arouod him. :Every;hing that ikindoessH
and experience coulJ sagged yras done
to relieve the sick man, tut "all efforts
were in va.in;; and to the consternation
cf th farmer, and his -family. Jthe guest
expired in the, course of. a few hours.'.- --
In the raidst. of this trouble and anx
iety, at an early hour. in the morning.two
travelers carce to the gale and requested
entertainment. The farmer told them he
would willingly offer them hospitality,
but that just low his household was in
the greaus' confusion, on account of the
death cf a stranger, the particulars cf
whieh he proceeded to relate to ;hem.
They appeard to be much surprised and
grieved at the poor mau's calamity, aod
politely requested permission to see the
corpse. This of course, the farmer read
ily granted; and conducted them to the
chamber in which lay the dead - body.
They looked at it a few minutes in si
lence, and then the eldest of 'the pair
gravely told the farmer that they were
elders of the Church cf Jesu3 Cnrist of
Latter-day Saints, aud were empowered
by Gvd to work miracles, even to the ex
tent of raising the dead; and that they
fell quite assured they could bring to
life the dead man before them.
The farmer wai of course, considera
bly astonished at the quality and powers
wi, the persons who aJdressed him, and
father, incredulous asled if they were
quue-siure'ihey could perform all ihey
prGposed1 -to.-1 "03. - certainly ! ' not t
doubt ofiito iTha Lord has commissioned
us expressly tto workv miracles in order
to prove the truih of the prophet, Josepb
Smith, 'and the laV inspiration' of the
booki and doctriues' revealed to him. -Send
for all your neighbors, that' in the
presence of a -multitude, we. may bring
the dead man to Me, and that the Lord
and His church may be glorified - of aji
men." ' " '
The farmer after a little consideration
agreed to let the miracle worker pro
ceed, and as they desired, sent his chil
dren to his neighbors, who attracted by
tbe expectation of a miracle,- flocked to
ths house in considerable numbsre. The
Mormonite elders commenced their task
by kneeling and prayiug before lbs body,
with up lifted hands and eyes, and with
most stentorian lungs. Before they had
proceeded far with their prayers,1 a sud
den idea struck the farmer, who quietly
quilted the house for a few minutes, aud
then returned and waited patiently by
the bedside for a few minutes, until the
prayer was finished, and the elders were
ready to perform the miracle. Before
they began he respectfully taid to them
that, with their permission, he wished to
ask them a few questions upon the sub
ject of tneir iniracie. They replied that
they had no objection. Ttie farmer then
asked : ' '
4,Y6u are certain you can bring- this
man to life again -s -
"We are. 7 " ' ;
'How' do you know youcan?,r . "
'We have just received a revelation
from the Lord.iuformiug usjihat we can."
Are you sure that the revelation was
from the Lord Vr '
'Yes; we cannot be mistaken about
it."- - - -- ' '.
Does your power to raise this man m
life depend upon the particular nature ol
his disease, or could you bring any dead
man to life ?"
It makes no difference to us; we
could bring any corpse to life."
, 'Wjejl, if this man bd been killed,
and one of his arms cui off, could you
bring him to life,aud also restore to him
his arm V1
Certainly; there ia no limit ta the
power given to us by the Lord. It would
make no difference even if both his
arm? ann legs were cut off."
'Could you restore him if his head
had been cut off?"
"Certainly we could."
Well," said the Jarmer, with a quiet
smile upon his features. "I do not doubt
the irooih of what such holy men assert;
but I am desirous that my neighbors here
should be lully converted by having the
miracle performed inlheroinpletest man
ner pos-ible, to by your leave,if jt makes
no difference.. I will plunge .this knife
into hi? heart'.niake a few severe wounds
in his back and chest, and dissever the
Jugular veins' :n his neck. L tike' no
pleasure in " disfiguring a corpse, but
knowing you to be men of veracity, and
having the utmost confidence thtit you
can. as you say. restore this man to lfe,
aud also heal all wounds 1 may rnale.
Then ail who witness it can have no
shadow ot doubt of. possessing the God
given power of working miracles.
This proposition was unexpected to
ihe Mormans. In their embarrassment
they could ihink of no reasonable excuse
to prevent the farmer from doicg as he
He walked towards the dead man, and
would immediately have carried his
words into execution, bad no; the corjse,
without wailing for ihe Elders to perfurm
their roaricle.suddenly spraojto his feet
lo escape a blow from ihe farmer's knife
Tli3 Ecsorces and Prospects of
. OMAHA,Nebraska,Mareh 15,1567
Jlr. Editor: In my last the promise
was made to give you an article on Ne
braska, and with your permission I will
proceed to give your readers some facts
with reference to ihe climate and gener
al resources of our new State.
Along the Missouri river the country
is somewhal hilly, wilh bluffs, and trj-
ken; with numerous small villages at dif
ferent points. .Commencing with Omaha
the largest plate, you can proceed .ou:h
ward do.vn the rirer. The first place is
el!evue a .very good site for a city of
about 25.C00 inhabiian-j. .if thoy s-hauld
ever be so fortunate a3 to giin thit num
ber. Proceeding sull further,' you will
have to cross the Platte rirer,;t ,7ery:dis
agreeable stream about one half cf a
mile in width, where quick-sand is con
stantly in motion, so often the ferry boat
13 stopped by the bars formicg ia th3
middle of the stream.
Along tbe bank of the Platte river
there is con.'i leratli timber, as well aj
along the Missouri, principally cotton
wood. About four miles from this river
you will come to a very smart, enter
prising village, called Piattsmouth, with
stores, hotels, churches, and three pi
pers published here, one a staunch tern
perence jourrftl, called the Olivi Branch;
this place is the county seat cf Casa coun
ty, and bids fair to be a pUca of soma
note in Nebraska. The next phc3 c?
note is Nebraska City, a place cf about
8,000 inhabitants, with a very fioe brick
Court House built by the people of O'.oo
county. There are several fine brick;
houses of worship, with, a good brick
school house nearly equai lo yours ia
Syracuse, and costing much more money.
There is a large amount of good of va
rtout kinds sold at wholesale and retail;
many fine brick blocks, and much to ad
mire ia enterprise and busines in. th?
cny. .. .
, Twen y-five mile3 farther doxn th
river you will find Brownville, a smalisr
place, but nevertheless ihi County Sea:
of Nemaha county, and of no mean im
portance, so far' as Nebras
eel. Here, lying Hv.ween high tkffj,
you will fiad a very smari, enterprising
people, with good churches, a number of
sicres of various kinds, a fire brick school
house that cost about 63-5,000. One of
the land offices for Nebraska is located
here, with one of the best fanning eoun
iries around it I ever saw. Ii is bound
to be a place of size in time. They have
a fiouriug mill and saw mill.
Continuing oui travel still down th
river, we C3me to Richardson county,
Rulo, Falls City, and also we miht
speak of Nemaha City. All these points
are going into importance very rapidly,
and all are surrounded with a good coun
try, and so we may sny of the most cf
Nebraska. The Plane river valley is
the moil beautiful country I ever ivy
with so little improvement ; and this is
not all the Elkhorn valley, also, tha
valley of tbe Republican, Big Nemaha,
and a large number of streams too nu
merous to mention, where many hive
found good farm?, and still there is roera
for many more. ''
Nearly the whole country is . ioter
sperced with groves of tinberof various
kinds, nd offers great inducements io
the poor man to secure a homo for Lim
szU and family
The mineral resources cf Nelrai'ni
are far greater than most persons have
immagtned. A very good qualiiy . cf
bituminous coal has been develop?d at a
great many points in "Qj Sine and in
quantities that ensure to the people a
large supply soon. The salt springs ia
Lancaster and Suline counties, where
frcm simple evaporation upon the rise
and fall of the water, bushels cf sail are
shoveled up fit tor use. and is used by
mosi of the farmers. Ultimately a rail
road from Nebra?ka City to Ft. Kearf
ney will run ihrough the sail region,
which will make an opening for a Ur9
investment cf capital in manufacturing
Another article to be found in abunde
ance is scd.i in its crude state, containing
foity per cent, carbonate of soda, ard m
many places it is so strong lhat it ts used
in making hread it its natural suu as
taken from the deposit.
The climate js cot a severely cold,
generally, ia winter.as Northern Illinois
not so much snow as you wll e ia
Iowa. The summers are said to be rery
beaotiful Ies3 rain than is generally
found east of this. The frost does not
interfere with raising dent corn the va
rieties raised in Illinois. I have seen
some of the best corn in Nebraska, rais
ed here last seascu I ever saw.
The soil produce? we!!-heat,corn,oatj,
rye, barley, an I vegetables of every de
scription, equal to any prn of ihe east.
N;rtb Piute, vvest of Fort K-arney
one hundred .uiles now at th? tnl of
railroad travel, is to b-! a very prominent
place in a very short period of time, as
it soon wsll be ihe point for all the trans
portation by teams of all freight, not
only of the Government contractcrs f;r
the supply of ihe army on the plains, b'-it
likewise a large number cf inJindualj
are engaged in transporting freight,
goods etc. cn their own account, to Den
ver, and all pins of Colorado, Sah Lake,
Montana, and throughout the gold re
Tbe inhabitants of Nebraska what
kind of pecple are they? was the ques
tion asked ms in a letter a few days ago.
Some people seem to suppose we are out
of the world. here but I think they will
find their m'niake, if they will pay this
.country ja visit. The people. . nest,
cf ihcm, are from the east, lilinoi ;s
well represented.ss well as other Suies,
and still we have room for more.
The man with Capital can fiad a good
point here to double hij money. Also
.tee pear can can gel himself a good farm
under the homestead iaw for a triile, and
as good as any one could ask for.
And in conclusion, Mr. E litor. permit
me to say to my numerous friends ;c De
Xaib Co.. thai Nebraska s nal out c
the worJJ. bui oae of the S:a:ei .o: ibis
glorifiu Union, and with a Consti'u
tion that givps eqsj VV;rty to all, trfii
6l distinction of ccitr.
- - - liespecfuUy your?.
A. R. MOS1IER,
Ag't. A.RS.fcr Nebraska aid Colorado.
Pay ycur debts take ths Nebraska
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