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EIvOWXVimE, THURSDAY, ftB. 6, 18C3.
Then? .-wo.3 held t Nemaha City on
the lal inst., what was termed'an " In
dignation Meeting'," ct which it was our
good fortune to be present. Our only
curiosity was to afcertain,- if possible,
why it wai that a portion of curfarming
community were indignant, and to see if
their alledged grievances and cause of
complaint. had any ieal. foundation in
!fact. As o. 'journalist, we beheye the
working class the farming population
of the country are the real producers
'cf wealth, and that any community, to
dbe prosperous, must so economise their
expenditures for the public good, as to
thorten the distance, cheapen the trans
portation, and reduce the nine in which
the produce may reach the consumer;
and we firmly believe that, so far as one
section of country is more ruccessful in
accomplishing this result than another,
then by just that much does the working,
"producing and consuming population of
ihe mere successful locality have the pe
cuniary advantage over the other. Now
for the sole purpose of securing to the
producer and the consumer in cur counry,
and to those in the counties west, this
advantage, we have advocated and. will
continue so to do, the only policy which,
in our jukgment, is at all feasible, or
which gives any promise cf so soon (if
ever) building a railroad from the Mis
eissippi river, on west through our county,
to a eonnecuoa with the Union Pacific
The building of fo long aline cf read
is a vast enterprise, requiring for its
completion a large amount cf money; and
it would be preposterous to suppose that
every ftep taken , by those having this
matter under advisement would met the
approval cf the community generally
Men are differently organized. A pro-
posedenterprise looked et from one point
of view and by one class of men-, might
appear wild and visionaty, while a few
ehrewd and far-seeing men, in a position
to comprehend all the facts bearing upon
the question, might come to a far differ
ent conclusion, and by pushing; vigor
ously the work, might encounter the in
dignation and scorn cf those who could
not see as they did, and yet in the end
be acknowledged by their eppciers na
benefactors of the human family.
Thomas Jefferson, in his firt inaugural
address, said, "I shall often go wrong
through defect cf judgment. 'hen
right, I fhall often be thought wrong by
those whose positions will not command
a Tiew of the whole ground.' I ask your
indulgence for my own errors, which
will never be intentional, a.d your sup
port against the errors cf ethers who
may condemn what they would cot, if
teen in ail its parts." We commend the
philosophy cf the above extract to those
who feel indignant at what the County
Commissioners and the railroad official
hare done and are doing towards the
construction of a railroad. -
So far as we could learn from what
was said at the meeting in Nemaha
City, the real complaint was that 500
had been appropriated to send Commis
sioner Holmes to Washington, end a few
alledged that there had been fraud used
in carrying the election and making the
canvass thereof, in favor cf issuing the
bonds for railroad purposes. The usual
committee was appointed to raise funds
to investigate the matter. Wo hope
every opportunity will be given to those
who feel that there has been a wrong
committed to make such an examination
as they desire. Every citizen has the
right to know what his agents are doing.
Suspicion must be allayed, and there is
no way so sure to do it as an open, frank
avowal cf what has been done, and the
reasons for so doing. The people will
be generous to such as they find are hon
estly doing their duty and working for
the public good.
The claim on which Nemaha City is
located was held by various parties from
1654 to April 16th, 1859, when it was
entered at the United States Land Office
by the Town Council, at which time Dr.
Hoover and Solomon G. Wyatl were the
principal owners, The site is on the
second beech of bottom land near the
Little Nemaha River, and is as level and
good m place oa which to build up a large
city, as one could well desire. In fact,
there is no better town site on the Mis
souri River than this. It is surrounded
by -a rich, slightly rolling prairie, and
the Nemaha River, running one mile to
the south and west cf it, affords' water
power in abundance to drive any amount
cf machinery and on which, in full
view cf the city, is now in operation cne
cf the best grist mills, owned and run
by Messrs. Bennett Grieves, ia the
State. The place wes incorporated as a
city ia the winter of lSoa-7, and its
prosperity was gradual and its badness
increasing until 1S59, since which; line,
owing to various causes, it has not more
than held its own.
If. as many suppose, the railroad should
cross the Missouri River at that point,
and run up the Nemaha Valley for some
distance before taking an air line west,
then the future for Nemaha City will be
bright and glorious." , There is no other
point in the county where the grade of
a read would be so easy in its approach
and departure to and frcm the Missouri
River, as here."' "
There are three church organizations,
the Episcopal, Methodist and Christian,
holding regular meetings. The usual
number of states, groceries, saloons,
shoe then?, harness f-hons, blacksmith
and wagon shops, are 'catering to the
wants of the public, and we have reason
to know that a large business is trans
acted at this point, and of all the busi
ness men there we know of none are more
buy than J. B. Hoover, of the large,
well-filled briclr store, and J. P. Crother
cf the boot and shoe store, or of none
more deserving the. confidence of me
public. The good people -of Nefeaha
City increased our subscription list by
twenty new subscribers, for all of which
they have our thanks and.ke4"vishe3for
their success and prosperity.
We print elsewhere the preamble and
resolutions brought U3 by Mr. Lull, of
Nebraska City, and which, Mr. D. Sny
der writes us, were the important reso
tions passed by a meeting of the citizens
cf- Glen Rock Trecinct. We have seen
and read a full report of the proceedings
of this meeting in the Nebraska City
Press, and in our view there was one
resolution cf the meeting not tent us,
more important than any that were sent,
"On motion, it was ordered that the
above proceedings be published in the
Press, and that Mr. Snyder procure for
distribution seventy-five copies of the
.We have since seen Mr. Culbertson,
the Secretary, and -Mr. Reed, and they
both declare that no such resolution" was
passed. . ,
Wc dare say that cither of the papers
in Brownville would have been glad to
have received the proceedings and to have
published tljem, and would have furnished
all the extra papers desirable to the mem-
berj of the meeting, and could have done
it as well and cheaply as did the Press.
The resolutions passed by said meeting
are based upon a long preamble, com
posed of six whereases." Now, if it
can be shown that the supposed facts re
cited in the preamble are net true, then
ail will arrree that the resolutions which
follow are out of place. Let us see.
First whereas says "the election was
held to see if the county would ilonale
350,000," etc. No, gentlemen, the
election was held to see if the county
would aid the construction of the railroad
in that sum.
Second whereas say?, " Notwithstand
ing the unfair manner of subrnitiing said
question, it being 'For Railroad' and
'Against Railroad,' instead of for issue
cf bonds and against issue of bonds,"
etc. Wrun ngam. - The ballot was
"For bonds and tax," or "Against
bonds and tax." So, you will conclude
not unfairly submitted.
Third whereas says that "A majority
cf the electors voted against said debt,"
etc. This is begging the question. Who
are the " electors V Manifestly the
legally registered voters. The canvass
ers of the vote say there was forty ma
jority of those in farcr of said " bonds
Fourth whereas says " The canvass
has been made against us fraudulently
and corruptly, we firmly believe." You
may believe it, and still be in error.
Fifth whereas scya the County Com
missioners wilfully and corruptly appro
printed SJGO to defray the expenses of
Fred. G. Holmes to, at, and from Wash
ington, to aid in procuring a grant of
lands to said so called Railrcad Company
We admit as true ail except the wilful
corruption cf the act, of which we aver
that there is no proof that we have the
slightest knowledge of.
Sixth whereas says the Commissioners
Court, being of limited jurisdiction, yet
they have set at naught, defied or strain
cd every wholesome enactment to suit
the purposes of said so-called Railroad
Company, etc. Now the said Court has
done but two things in the premises
first, submitted the matter to a vote of
the people., as the law directs; second,
appropriated the $500, and sent Holmes
to Washington.' We leave the matter to
all disinterested parties to say where the
straining comes in. The canvass of the
Railroad vote was net made by the
County Ccmmissicntrs it was made as
the law directs.
Now, gentlemen, candidly consider
the matter. lining mistaken in all the
important features of the case, would it
not be more reasonable to investigate
more closely the mutter, and first deter
mine whether you are not deceived your
selves, before you are dragged into this
matter by men whose only object it is to
defeat the railroad stall hazards. We
will be with you when your grievances'
are genuine and have a real foundation,
but it is equally our duty to oppose you
when wrong, and we do it as your friend
and well-wisher.- - . . . :
.v x.t; i v.Xcw-Post CCcc. " -
Locust Grove Post Office, in Nemaha
county, Nebraska, on tbfe mail route run
ning from Nemaha City to Sherman, in
Nemaha county, George C. Armstrong,
P. M., has been lately established by the
We take the following "from the'Coji
Mr. Tipton presented a memorial of
the Legislature of Nebraska, praying
for the" establithment of "a land office at
Lone Tree, Nebraska ; which was refer
red to the C jmniittee on Public Lanfo.
He also presented a memorial of the
Legislature of Nebraska, asking for a
rhp.nge in the Indian policy of.the United
States which was referred to the Coin
He also presented a memorial of the
Legislature of Nebraska, praying that
the .difference of pay between first ser
geant and first lieutenant be allowed rom
August 20, 1SG4, to June 5. TS65, to
John S. Lemon, late of the ;FiftD Iowa
cavalry ; which was referred to the Com
mittee on Military Affairs and the Mil
He also presented a memorial of the
Legislature of Nebraska, praying the
ah!ichmpnt of n . mail route between
4Vest Point and Dakota City, in than
State ; which was referred to the Com
mittee oh Post Offices and Post Roads.
He also presented a memorial of the
Legislature of Nebraska, praying the
establishment of a .mail route between
Dakota City and Niobrara, in that State ,
which was referred to the Committee on
Post Offices and Post Roads.
Mr. Thayer presented a petition of
citizens of Nebraska, praying ihe estab
lishment of a mail route latweeri Ne
braska City and Table Rock, in that
State ; which was referred to'the Com
mittee on Post Offices and Post Roads.
He also presented a petition and reso
lutions adopted at a meeting cf citizens
of Kearney City, Nebraska, praying
such action as will secure protection to
American naturalized citizens in foreign
countries; which was referred to the
Committee on Foreign Relation?.
We notice that the Nebraska, City
Press parades the'jwp list items , in its
paper as a big thing, but says not a word
as to. what Senator :Tiptoa has done or is
doing." In all the reports of . Congres
sional proceedings they ar6 printed to
gether," separated only by four lines of
other matter. , Ccme, Mr. Press, we
like fair dealing.- Your readers may
think it quite as important to know what
one is doing as well as the other.
. Communicated. .
The Democrat!3 State Convection,' winch as
sembled at Tebra?lta City, pr:e?ed the whereases
and resolution following, as thc-ir platform, and by
joar permifsion I will comment npoii tbcm briefly
tarough tbe colnmes cf tbe Adcrriiier :
"WHEREAS, TITR TOMCY OF THE PREP
EM ('OXUI.TSS OF THE EXITED STATES
TON TEE S0-CAM.E1 QUESTION" 01 KE
rONSTIiUCTlOX cF THE SOUTHERN STATES
IS AX INFAMOUS 'SUBVERSION OF 1113
SOVEREIGN WUHTS OF THE VEOVLE OF
That is' to e:iy:""The rigbt" to murder and ns-
snsEin.ito negroes, and all iaen who were IujpI to
their eouttry during tL timo
wcro trying to destroy it. "Tbe ribt" to practice
tteason, "iho rib't' to reinststo slavery " Ibo
right" to shut out tbe light wbieh has but now bo
gin to dawn on the benighted minis cf "the pco
pie of thoso States."
"And the persistent efforts of the lindieal pirfv
to i;i.-ren, oy icgi.-nuvo eniciincnr. upon tn peo
rl'5 of thi, and other Stato-. the odious and-d.'-'rrjd-
iDir doctrines of lSeirro Su2"r!j-e arainst their kao
ana expressed will, is a gross usirpation of poviTr.
That U to say : ''The persistent efforts of the
Radical party" to save the country from the entire
! rale of traitors, and to enact such laws as will war
rant unto tho "people of tiaoso States "white
black and yellow lhat which they hare never jot
possessed, ri : Christianity, civ ilizition, education
and other great blessings incident to Liberty, euch
as the Fathers of the Republic contemplated in it3
beginning; the persistent efforts of the Radical
party to forever release from the chains that bound
the negroe's body and the negroe's soul, and bound
the morses cf the pecplo of those States inheathen
ish ignorance, is a gross usurps tion cf power.
The continuation ef- that power which whipped
tbe trtaeon-lovicg Democracy into submission, and
which has thus far saved the country from the red
hands and develish scheming? of tho trcasn-loving'
Democracy, is a "asarpation of power." It was a
usurpation of y,ower which overthrew tli3 incestous
aristocracy tha wench seducing Dona crac; who
fought tha hosts for the Union to tenaciously to
savo Ihtii" ebony-harems, and perpetuate their
concubinage it is a usurpation of power to make
and enforce laws for the protaotioa of Union men
against a.sassi nation by bushwhacking democracy,
and to make and enforce laws to protect the virtue
of negro women from brutal assault bj chivalrous
"And WhercR, The ITadiral party havo exhib
ited ft total unfitness to be entrusted with tho ad
ministration of he affairs of this Uov eminent."
That is to say : "Tho Radio 1 party have exhib
ited a total unfitneii to ba entrusted with the ad
ministration of the apTirs of this Government,"
because the Radical party saved this Government,
when wo the democracy of the Xorth and the dem
ocracy of tho South tried to destroy it becauso
the Radical party still pers:sts ia saving the coun
try, and persists in thwarting ihe treasonable de
signs of the chief tof treason-loving democracy
whose stinking old carcass oecapies tho Tre.-iiJen-
tial Chair because tho Radical party persists in
the policy that tie Sont1 crn States shall be co re
constructed as to be beyond the power of democracy
lo destroy tho unity of the States, should they
agnin attempt to do so.
"Therefore be it Teeofred, Vr the rerrrgonta-
tives of tie DerarKray of tho Stata of Xobraka
in correction assembled, that we will wnee a war
of political extermination aaia?t them, and ltlaeo
cscamcTO in power tbe only friends of tho Con
stitution and tho Lmoa, the JNatiohal Democratic
".Wo will wage a war of political exerminatic.n
against them, and place onco acre in power the
democratic party." That Ts to say : After having
waged a war with Era on! sword, and murdered
thousands of Union men in our mad efforts to dis
solve the CnioTj, and put under oar feet the Union
party, and caused deflation and sorrow ia every
ousehold for the murdered tens and fathers who
opposed us, we were defeated, tumbled,-and
brought to-ihruno, and our Lands seem red with
tbe bleed of the 5tnr cent slain, now "we wiil wage
war of politleal extermination, and with lying
tongues, and with bitter hearts, and with hypo
critical faces, and with all manner of deceit, will
we wage that war, to yet consummate what we
eould not consummate by bushwhacking, assassin
aliou and open rebellion. DIABLO.
II. T. Minick, of Nemaha City, has already com
menced receiving part of hu stock of Farm Imple-
lcment., and will in the Sprinj opea an Agricul
tural Warehouse ia that city. Surrounded as Ne
maha eity is by the richest farming land in the
State, .this will doubtless be a paying inititution.
-Our Washington Letter.
TTashingtok, January 25, 1863.
Eliton Advertiser: This city of corruption,
great men, place hunters, and ffast" men and
women, ai usual at thij season of the year, is fall
to overoricg with people from all parts of the
country. Ifebraska is unusually well represented
Dr. Gross, Judge Briggs, Gen. "Worthington, Col.
Taylor, and Dr. Feck, from Omaha; McCann,
Jodga JIason, and Bennett, from Xebraska City ;
Col. Furnas and Dr. MePherson, from Brownville ;
Major Daily, from Peru ; Judge Dundy and Dolt,
from Falls City, and many others, whoso names I
do not just now. remember.
The Nebraska Judgeship i just now a prominent
topic, especially among the . "Nebraska Delega
tion." You are awara that it waa some time agq
considered a "foregone conclusion," that Judge
Lake, of Omaha, was the man. The matter, how
ever, "hangs rc," and Judge Mason, who is "on
theround," is making a vigorous fight, and has
many friends enlisted ia his behalf. So "you can't
aiwavg tell which way you bet, 'and" rot always
then." This ques tion wiil, however, be decided in
a few days.
Major laiTo, your excellent' Representative in
tho House, has reached here and takeu h U seat. It
affords me pleasure to announce that his health is
greatly improved, and tnat he at once enters upon
the laborious duties of bis position. Senators Tip
ton ani TLaycr-aio always to be found la their
seats during session hours, or responding to the
calls of their noajerous friends. Two mora labor
ions and .attentive Senators aro not to be found.
Speaking of our Representatives ii Congress, re
minds mo- of complaints often beard that Senator
So-and-so docs cot answer promptly letter? ad
dressed by his constituents. Could yvu gee the
ttco luelttlg of letters opened at one time by one of
your own delegation, yfi. wocld not wonder they
failed to answer as promptly as desired. Thi3 fea
ture in the " life and daties" of a Congregjinia , is
a"fcsrful bore." ' ' .
Senator Doolitt'e 'sprung" tho reconstruction
question the other day rather unexpect dly. It
was suppo ed that the Maryland Senator qucation
would have been disposed of before cny other im
portant business was presented. -But Mr. Doolittle
seemtd impatient, and "oponed up." Ilia speech
was the usual and at?;eotyped rehash of Cmierw-
tive argument. 11a was followed by Senator Mor
ton, of Injiana, in what is pronounced here by all
who heard )im, the ablest effort cf his lifo. It
wis, of courso, known the day before, that Mr.
Morton would reply to Mr. Doolittle. At an early
hoar the galleries were crowded filled so that no
moro cou;d be admitted. After tbe usual form cf
opening, duties of Chaplain and reading of jour
nal, Mr. Morton, being entitled to the floor, pro
ceeded to address the Senate. Tho health of the
Senator, you are aware, is poor. Uo was so feeblo
jesterday that in making his speech, he ajked ani
obtained permission to remain seated. I will not
attempt to give you his tremendous rcfutatioa of
Democratic falsehoods and misrepresentations, or
his overwhelming vindication of tho great Union
Congress. Suffice i t to sry, Gov. Morton's speech
surprised even his most sanguino admirers, an 1 ro
minded us cf the time3 when Clay and Webster
spoke to enger and opplauding galleries. Gov.
Morton was followed by Senator Xyo, of Nevada,
whose style is different, but equally fervid and pa
triotic. He proceeded to oxamino the record cf
Senator Doolittle, and to expose to contempt the
dious history of copperheads tnd rebols, now
straggling for plaeo and power.' Ha would have
kept the Senators and galleries in a conslant ro.ir
of laughter and cheers, had tuey not been checked
by the presiding tCijcr. Thero reel befno fjar
that the majority in Congress will '"back d'vru"
frcm cry position taken upon the great principles
Involved in present issues. On theconfrary, there
is every Indication of iccewed Republican vitality
Last night Professor Agassis delivered ono or
his famous scientific; lectures" Tho Succession cf
Organized Beins in Geological Times" for the
benefit of the Young Men's Christian Association.
It tsis fl no effort, ard Worthy this learned and
distingu'sshe 1 tar.in. Tho hoiuo wr,3 crowded
with a brilliant audience cf distinguished men of
scienco and education.
"All is quiet" at tee TTar CCce" No inter-
course yet between Mr. Stanton and tha Friiidezt.
Fiuewi CHtrr.cn :Our first term closed
ajy 15th, and" we had hoped some of our friends
to be 7rv KfifTr'a fTi9tn Ti rmnllr nn.1i n
body'?, and fo we bnve bon passed by unn Jticed.
We sometimes doubt whether, after nJI our desire
to .succeed, our efforts to build up tho causo of
education have been directed in the rightehannel.
When we fi;ft came into the Territory, five years
since, we felt a burning desiro to seo the educa
tional interest of our adopted Stato pushei for
ward.' We found bo institution of learning higher
than a Common School, in f uccestfm operation.
and when wo were better acquainted with the
class of tOBcLcrs pretending to teach our EcLooh),
we found them wafully de-Hcie-nt in all rt?spectj.
True, thero were noble exceptions, but tho great
majority Wero poor, very poor, and inccmpotent.
With a great desire to do somethiog to reuvidy
this defect, we have labored earnestly and con
stantly, hoping, prayirg, and-entreating those
with whom wo have been connected, to use their
inflnenco for tho establishment of a Normal
The school is established. That is a building
and grounds havo been secured. But as yot we
have no funds cn which to rely to assist in carry
ing forward tho enterprise successfully. Nine
will deny the necessity cf a pood Normal School.
But all are not fully agreed aa to its location, Ac.
Now, it is evident that if we have a school of thi3
kind, it must bo located scmewhero. And what
town in the State would offer what was offered by
the people of Peru ? No doubt these local preju
dices ab'jut county seats, public buildings, Cc.,
are doing us, as a State, a great injury, as men of
wealth and influence aro not willing to spend their
money without a reasonable assuranja of perma
School, wherein would tho State be a gainer in
having it located ia any other town in Nebraska ?
Is tho matter tf travel an objection? Certainly
tho river runs as near us as any other river town,
and as for gotting here in winter, it makes but
precious littlo diffcroa-o whero it is located it
would have to be reacted by private conveyance,
let it bo where it will.
liat laying all canting and fault finding aside,
is not the honor of cur State compromised, if we
do not sustain our Normal School ? Is ii not the
duty of every true friend of education to encour
age it and he'p it along ? While we have some
reason to think that our citizens in Tern are wil
ling to see the sehool carried on successfully with
aa little of their attention as pDsaible, we are glad
to feci ibat many are deeply interested ia the
school. "And though perhaps there are a few that
would be willing to see the school stop, rather
than send tbeir children and pay the tuitijn, be
cause, as they Fay, it is " horrible higb'yet there
are those ready to pay whit such refuso to.
liat the Notmal School is not for Tenijcr Xem
aba county, but the wb..-'.3 State, and if it ia a
aucress tho wholo State mast make it such.
We said, when we commenced, that we some
times doubted whether we were doing the very best
fur education in Nebraska cr not, bat we are wil
ling to lei the future decide that. If we fail to
advance tbe causa of edncaticn by our efforts, we
shall have the satisfaction cf knowing we have
tried hard to do so. ' "
We would heartily join with "FairTiew,'' in
trying to do something to advance the interests of
educatioa in Nemaha county. Please make a pro
position. ' . .
Reported expressly for the Advertiser.
Washingtox, Feb. 4. The President
sent ia to-day the nomination of Colonel
II. N. Wise-veil, of New York, as Com
missioner of Internal Retrsnue, in place
of Mr. 'Rollins. .
' Chicago, Feb. 5 Nothing of im
portance was done in any of the Southern
Chicago, Feb. 5. Midnight. Pres
ident Johnson says that Grant agreed to
hold on to the War Office, and not give
Stanton possession. Several letters have
be en .written by each to the other upon
;the. subject.. .The General's last reply
concludes as follows. Ed.
GEN. CHANT TO THE PBISIDtST.
" When my honor as a soldier and
integrity a3 a man have been so violently
assailed, pardon me for saying that I
cannot but regard ihe whole matter,
from beginning to end, as an attempt to
involve me in a resistance to law, for
which you hesitated to assume the re
sponsibility, in order to destroy my char
acter before the country. I am in a
measure confirmed in this conclusion by
your recent orders, directing me to diso
bey orders from the Secretary of War,
(my - superior and your subordinate,)
without having countermanded his au
thority. With the assurance. Mr. President,
that nothing less than the" vindication of
my personal honor . could have induced
this correspondence upon my part, I have
the honor to be,
Your obedient servant, -U.
It is reported that the President will
reply to Grant's last letter, (of which
the above is the conclusion.) and will
sustain his charges by the signatures of
members of his Cabinet who heard Gen.
The 31. & 31. R. A. L. R. R.
We hove the report of tbe Chief Engineer of
this road beforo us, but too late tot publication in
this issue of the paper. I; ia a full and an able
report upon tho character of the country and the
route. Tho agricultural, timber, coal, stone, and
grazing qualities of the country receive special
mention. Tho grades, crossings and fillings from
Quincy bridge to Brownvillo are all mentioned,
and tbe f gurcg given to gmde, bridge and tie the
road for the wholo distance. It is accompanied by
a short hut clear history cf the enterprise from its
first inception to the present time, by President
Davis. Wo will commence its publication next
week in the Advertiser.
Tbe Suprrrni Court has orderod that Otway O.
JJaber bo hung on tha I5th inst, ia accordance with
tho scr.teneo of th9 District Court.
V.'e see from the Plattsmouth Herald that tho
citizens' of Tlattsmoutb aro about to voto ons hun
dr:d thousand dollars of the ei tv bonds to aid ia
tho constriction of the Railroad from that eity
Nebraska has 4S,000,C(M) acres of uniftTprovid
The Ffnte B.-ard of Agriculture m?t in Omaha,
January 30, and adjourned to meet in Omaha, on
mo i-rn or .aren.
A thrao foot vein of stone ca! tin a been disccv-
errd ju.-t soii'h of Ralo, says tho Jijiil'-r.
Cap?. Overton is now enrrg d raising the Mari
etta, sunk at the Omaha Levee, says the Repulli-
the I rontier Index says Lt. jco. liei.ien. in a
rcr'nt Fc."ut. killed and scalped two hr.stila Sioux,
out of n parfv of llo, who were after ueerge s hair
The Hood Templersof ruerrraska City, nre look-
incr for John 13. GofT?oon to deliver thjtn a Locturo
The Clir'; or Platte County, is advert tin for
propo-al for the erection of a Court House, at Cj
umous tho county seat.
y (Congressional Summary
Senator Tipton introduced a bill into tbe Senate
granting lands in aid cf tho construction of tbe
B., Ft. K. A P. R. B. Tho Senator also gavo his
reasons at vome length why he should voto that
Senator Thomas, cf Maryland, was entitled to tako
his seat in the United States Senate.
January 30th, Representative Seofield introduced
a resolution of inquiry a to the alledged con
duct of Judge Fields, of the Supreme Court,
who, in a drunken spree, asserted many time3 that
the reconstruction acts cf Congress wero uncon
stitutional, and that the Supreme Court would so
decl.iro them on the first opportunity.
Tl; e supplemental reconstruction bill Is still lo
The President font ap to the Senate for confir
mation the me of Henry Q. Worthington for
Judge of the United States Court for Nebraska.
There is a bill before Congress to restore the
lands north of Otoe county, recently withdrawn
from market, so far as to permit homestead and
pre-emption entries of tha even sections.
.Tha McArdlo casa was arguod in tho Supreme
Court on the 3lst of January. The point involves
tho constitutionally of the reconstruction laws..
.Three hundred people left tho cirs on the Illi
nois side, to walk over to St. Louis on the ic,
vv hen the ice broke loose and floated down several
squares bofore it stopped, to tho great consterna
tion of the travelers. No lives lost.
Dispatches from Washington say the fact yet re
mains that a speedy and satisfactory response
must be malo by the British Government to the
U':wfatri of Executiro of the United Ptates,
orelso a declaration of war against Great Britain
mast eventually cn3uo.
General J. Beatty, Republican, has been elected
to Congress ia fhejth Ohk District, in place of C.
S. Ilamilton, deceased.
In tha cuso of Virginia vs. Wost Virginia, the
Supreme Court has decided that Wtt Virginia is
legally one of the States of the Uc'cn, to all in
tents and purposes.
Another Indignation Mectln
Nemaha Citt, Neb., Feb. 3d, IS63.
Editor. Advektiseb : I herewith transmit you
the proceedings of the meeting held here on Sat
urday, thfc 1st icit. This meeting was compesed
of men largely representing the material interests
cf this community, irrespective f political par
ties, or opiti'ns fer or against Railroad appropri
ations, many friends of Commissioner F. O. Ubimes
which, entitles its proceedings to some considera
This last five hundred dollars, appropriated and
paid by his own Tote to bimIf, in which ho did
not "stand upon the order of Lis getting," but got
it at once contrasts so forcibly with the previous,
action of Commissioner ITolmes in matters of gen
eral interest and vital importance to us here, that
we proprose to carry eut in good faith our resolu
tions. Pursuant to call, a meeting of tha citizens of
Nemaha City and vicinity, was held oa Saturday
for tho purpose of taking such action in regard to
the recent Railroad Election, and ths action of
our County Commissioners ia connection therewith
aacase mih t reiuire. . ,
On motion of Mr. J. II. Drain, the meeting was
organized byappointing Mr. J. M. Larkin, Chair
man, and John S. Minnick Secretary,
Oa motion of Mr. 0. K. Fisher, a committee of
five consisting of Mejsr. T. Paxton, L. Thompjoa,
W. Larkin, J. O. Kandill and John S. Minick,
wero appointed to draft re3olationi expressive of
tha sense of the irteetisj.
The Committee retired.
Judgo Church, Editor of the BrownTille Adver
tiser, being presentrwa3 requested to address the
meeting, which request the Judge very kindly
complied with, entertaining tho audience for soma
timo upon topics of general interest.
Our esteemed friend, Judge D. C. Sabers, of
Peru, also addressed the meeting upon questions
at issue, until
Committee returned and reported the following
preamble and resolutions. To-wit :
That, Whereas, The recent election held in this
County for the purpose of voting "For or Against"
the proposition for the County to take $150. COO
stock in the Brownville, Ft. Kearney & Pacilio Ii.
Ii. was declared to have been carried in favor of
issuing said Bonds;
And, Whereas, Oar County Commissioners have
appropriated and paid out of our Cjunty Treisury
the sum of fivo hundred dollars, ostensibly for the
purpose ofsendiog CoaimisToner Holmes to Wash
ington to secure an appropriation of L5d for said
Railroad; therefore, .
he it retolved, That vf a tako each- action as will
secure a legiil investigation of this whole Riilroad
matter, so far as the interests of tha people are con
cerned, together with the expenditures of mouey
made by our County Commissioners in connootion
therewith. If legal and right, to abide by it, if
illegal and wrong, to bo relieved therefrom.
llctolced, T hat we recommend tho necesarycon
trihution3 of money be made to defray expensa of
6aM IczaT investigation
llesolccd, That a Committee of our citiiens be
sppointcd, whosidotyit shall be to collect and re
ceive such contribution? and mako the necessary,
and most satisfactory arraogemint tbey can, to
consumata the obiect t bo aicomplu ioi.
Jittolccd, That we, bein cogaizint ,of all the
ficts in connection with said nva hindred dollar-
approrriation.nn 1 the consideration received there
for, we unanimously coaljia tha stion of our
County Commissioners in making it, believing it
to be unauthorized unaeeessnry.and that there ara
many raore objects more coirmecdsb. tnan pur-
cnasing individual influence be it whatit may with
the people mowy.
li'etolced, further, That tho .whole official career
of our fellow townsman cottmissioner F. G. Holmes
has shown a want of judgment, consistency and a
proper appreciation of th rights a d interests of
the people, which merits lor nim at leant a speedy
retirement to private lite.
After some discussion participated ia by Messrs.
Church, O. K. Fisher, Joha Barnes and others, the
above resolutions were unanimously adapted.
The Chair announced committee to receive sub
scriptions to defray expenses, to consist of Messrs.
J. Ii. Drain, 0. K. Fisher and J. S. Minnick.
On motion, the proceolings of the meeting were
ordc;ed printed in the "Advertiser" and "Journal."
Meeting then adjournal.
; . J. It. LAKKDf, Chairman.
Jonx S. Minnick, Sec'y.
f . Gle.v Bock, Xeb., January 25, 1S33.
Editor Advertiser : Sir Enclosed find pream
ble, entire, and important resolutions, passed at
the meeting held to-day at this place. Tho meet
ing was a large one, and the preamble ani resolu
tions were adopted without even a dissenting
vote. I eend you the enclosed (though a stranger
to yea ) that you may ba posted La tli current local
Allow me to subscribe myself,
Respectfully yours, etc..
Wherejj, The County Commissioners of this
county did order an election to be had on tbe 7th
day of January, ISoS, to determine whether said
county should donate thrue hundred and fifty
thousand dollars to a company, ostensibly org m-iz"-d
for the construction of a railroad ivoca Brown
ville through s'lii comity ; and
Wiieheas, Notwithstand-ng the nnfftir manner
of submitting said question it being '-frr K.T.."
and "jgiinst it. Ii.," instead of for i.-ue of bond.
and. against is no of bonds, or for dobt and agiin.-t
debt, wo votoj upon tho sa:n?, sajpning in our
ignorance that a nrjoritj cf tha pjo-;o could d?
cids sai l question : and
Wiikkkas, A majority cf the peop'o of si'd
county did not vote fortu? ifsue of bojd; but a
ui ij..rir- of tho electors voting did, in fajt, doid e
against jw debt ; and
Whereas, Th ug!i naid proposition was defeated
by the people, and by too elet tors voting (n it-wlth-Mnuii.g
the eitrnordinry in i acorn ;n t j offer
ed ly tho friends of the measure to produce a d.i-
lercni re.--u.r, m s toe jeasi oi wiiiea was a unri
supply of whisky,) the cwivinsof tho vote has been
m:ido against us, fraudulently and cotruptly, wo
trmly ik lieva ; an i
ni;EA3, Toesaid Cr mmisiioncrs havo, in fur
therance of snid outrage, wilfuliv and corruptly
without warrant ef law, and in contravention of
evt-ry principle rf ciromorr honesty, uppro-priated
Irom rneCtur'y treasury hro nunJred .lol.ars, t
transport one ot their number, one Fred. G. II. lines
to asBingTX.n tty, to ai.l m procuring fro;u Con
gress a grant of lauds to said so-called Ccmtacy :
Witbeeas. The Commissioners Conrt bcin2 a
creation of tbe Stntutc Law, is nect isarily limited
in its rowers, ji;fi;d;ct:cn and duue., by the pru
visir)ns tnereol yet, every hwles.:mi eti.KMinynt
in tho premises has. been sot at naught an ! d :tiod.
cr straincj to suit the purposes ot said Railroad
Company; therefore , tie it
Ue'tActd, l'y thepci p'o of Glen Rt-ck Township,
in public meeting as?cuibld, that whilo we favor
the construction cf raaroals by cnpita.1 and iadi
vidua! enterprise, we are opposed in principle to
County or State donations for such purposes ; be
lieving that they increase. taxe3, retard settlement,
engender a spirit et speculation, anj ir:da; a
watts ot the eop:e iu;noy. We are c-peetally
o; pooea to ann:iti-jn. to kho aying . compamos.
orgnnized-sote-Iy on a subscription ba.-is. without a
dolliiref paid-in cpitjl,whjso avowed object is to
seii out at tteir convenient.
1'eiolced, Thit tho Commissioners, in their
method of suhmittimr said question in their re
sort to liiiae technictiiities, in order to override a
majority vote ; in rejecting leal votes east in this
and ether townships, and counting illegal votes
givon in l.rc wnviiie, ani in appropriating nve hun
dred dollars from the County Treasury to (.end Mr.
Holmes to Washington City, to aid in procuring a
grsiit ot Urds from Congress to iii so-called
Kdirrcad Cna;:any, havo iinarred t!ie cttsure i f
tho poopie, and wo hereby urraiga thjm, as un
worthy of the p-ubtic confidence.
Rmnleed, Ihat Mr. Fred G. Holmes, one cf said
Commissioners, who "zeii!wtt!-w opposed sail"im
ortant prof o.-i lien," until :gret iixsat N . 2, Jan.
1st, in the year of our Lord, 1SJS, without corp. -rate
seal, but binding said Railroad Company, and
ail th-'ir saccesaoM in oQn:e, cams ou: when lo !
a " light shincd round about him," bl il'ustrate 1
the saving, that the ''- x kcowsih bis owner, and
tho ass, bii master's crib."
I'colved, That we utrcrly deprecate the conduct
of tho trieuds of said donation, in their too suj-ces.-ta
1 attempt to poison the elective frAnchise by
the uso of whiky. We cannot act with any set
of men wbo tolerate it.
lUnolctd, That we cannot but rngird said Rail
road i.-heme as a movement to eoric tiie meuioe-ri
of ihe so-cailed eonui.iny, at tha ciBL-ije ot" tho
be-t interests of the county and to bo an impedi
ment ia the way f honest, earnest Railroad en
ter r rise. We cannot believe that, with a grant of
lautjs wortti probaoly one cr tw millions of dol
lars, and a county "dvn-uion of .tbre huodrcd and
jfty tQons.ind.dol ars, these uentleuan will be wil
ling to part with their fr inch wes without liU-ral
ccmpenration, to parties who mj in co'.d f iith
wish to build a riiroad. In fact, we are attisSd
that Company have oot orzmiied to bnild a ril
road, But to sil out at the first opportunity ; there-
lore, we nave opposed, au J Will oppose it.
The Procecdinirs of the Annnal
3Iecllnir ot tiie Ncmalia t'ounlv
Bible 8ocIelj, lic-ld at llie Prcs
Djierian cnurch. ,
The citizens of Brownville met at the
Presbyterian .Church in this city, pur
suant to the call of the Executive Com
mittee, Sibbath evening, Jan. 26th,
1SG3 at 7 o'clock p. rn.
The President, Luther Iloadly, being
absent, the Vice President, K. F. Barret,
look the Chair.
Iter. W. S. Blackburn opened the
meeting with singing and prayer.
The minutes of the last annual meet
ing were read and approved.
On motion O. B. Hewett and J. W,
Blackburn were appointed a committee
on the nomination of officers to serve
for the ensuing year.
The Treasurer, W. II. Hoover, then
read ihe following report, towii :
Ag thTreawrof f ik. 7.!
u'xj icij. i Leg lei
has been receive
From the salo of I Jon It. ....
From pnall collections and'cW t
From Peru Bible Society.... BoB-wial..J';t
Of this amount I hare pai j .
To the Parent Society
sv. . t .v r,, '
For Book Case.
Freight oa Books
All cf wiica it respeetfall, raW''"-ti
U x. ii. Uooyu Tr'
Which report was adopted. ' "". 1
The Depositary, Wm. H. MrCre. n t
the foJowuig report, ti'j : "''v
' As Depositary of the XerSihi C v, ,
beg respectfully to report that the-. 'I' '
ai tu? unto ui report 1
314 volumes, valued at
Cash on hand last report "'
There hve been obtained fres then '
Bible Society, 13 volumes, valued I
There has been eiven awav in t. r.
tory, three volumes t51'
There . have been
.have been djlivefsd to the M "V
ibUth School, per order of 0
gent, 12 Bibles, valued at
Del ivtrtd to Presbyterian Sabbath "vv"! !f
prr order of Sute ARent.lJliib! 3
uea it 4i
T.: .3 i 1 1 . . t.
There has been delivered to W. p. Urat ' ' f
vuumv ngfoi, books voiced at....
There big bepn sold ia the Bepcjitory'V"
my last repor , bocks for nhidi I
the Treasurer's receipt.-, including;
balance of 12,1S eati i n Lm,l 1L
pert, to the amount of I
Which leaves a balance cf bookj h
l n t;i; 4 'at
htjspcctfally submitted, January i-.,
vv men report wa3 adop-ed.
The Secretary, Jonis Ihcker tl,
read his report which waj adjp.ej "'3
The Commitee oa Nominations'.',
made their report as follows rz
President, R. F. Barrett ; Vice
aent, Jonas Hacker; Secretary,
Morgan, Treasurer, Vm. II.
Directors, Th-o. Hill, Geo, D.r
J. C. Deu?er, H. D. Snyder, icd
B.trnes, which report was adopteJ.
The above named persons were iLej
duly elected to the offices ddsijaa-.-i :j
serve for the ensuing year.
The Rev. A. R. Mo.-ber, A"pc f I
me American ;Die society forNebri
and Colorado, then addressed ihe me !-
upon the Rise and Progress of B.vJ
Societies. The Operation ani Pnii
made in the Bible cause during thpi
year, in Nebraska, which wa3 lisieaej u
with interest, after which a subicripiioa
was taken amounting to 8-5-5,2-5, cf whi.i
815,70 was paid down.
On motion the Society adjourned.
Jo!as Hacker. S
Of the Condition trf the HOME J.VU'S t.Vfr CO.
or ev iotk, oning jirtr any oj Jnur-j,
13-iS, made to the Auditor of th 3; ate of Staruxt,
purtuant to the Statute of that State. '.
Same and Location.
The name of this Company ii ttis UOilE WiZ
RAKCE COMPANY, lccorpvraua ia lbll, uj
located in the City of he Tori.
Tne Capita of said Com?dcy actailly pill
up in cash, t 2 00n oo() TS
The Surjuui on tbe Iftdcyof Jancary.lSCi 1,5:4 f J
Total amount of Capital mi Surjlai, $1,51 j.W J
Amonnt of Ch in. Continental XV.loaal
B-ink JT. T. $:c?;iCT
Casn in hitn i of Amenta, and in course of
trunHniioion t!S,3:j 17
United suics Kehisrera I & Cjpn 9:ac
151. niirket vala flSfilo 0i
rnlted Sfate Hod-i, 6 20 l,lrJl,- to ,
Jlisjon'i St.teB"ida, 6orceu;. )
market valrte P,!"0 0-
Xor:h Cirlini Bonds, 6 per cent 5.1 K 00
Tnnei.eo U.ind?, tfperceut l-V-J' 0; I
H'iseoiicia St-ite, 6 per cent 3o'MK) It)
Iiiin .is 6 percent 2".0O'" (W
Rbode U:-A S r-r cent 49,r5 r
Ca!:f rrts St t'.er 7 per ct e.'.fr.x) tfij
Coiinpc'icnt State 'A- nl, W-OM o.)
Ncwtork City ar.'t Conuty bond-3 ,bW Oo I
Q ioens Ci-'in'y B n 2o..;-i' (HI
!i.ii.tiii!ond C vir?ty Bo3Is, 53,"."k) 00
Booiitin City water data, 9, jo J 06 J
B:i'is; S'oCics, .
Loarjjiou BjdJ4 uni ii rtsiss , beiU5n"it
lieu of record on Cuinc loiheie-l Kmi t g, 0,
F.atitn. Wiirlh t lout tl.S'.ll. f "!
-' - v i ' i
rate ot ir lerost 6 k. 7 per cent J
Loans on stock ano booJ, pva; on
dem-tnil, be market vmne of .-ecurl
ties pl-isel, at lait $471, lot
Steamer Mngnet ani wreckio appiratas
Oifier Property, Misce!iane-ju ItenM
Due for i-emium on PoUcies ieueJ at
Office (Firea.-i-i InUn .'
Bill Receivable forPreaiaais oa lalaad
Interest due on 1st anuary, 1543
Amount of Loes a !jatel, 'lne a;.d nnpall
inrnrrerl, n i in pr t's t i.'-i-i'-Ticit J1 S
Pivirtetnl rife are i an t Jae n f nr.xll 2,UJ
Di-i'!enil eier or cash or acri decUrci
ti:t not y.t dat
All otber exidtitg claims a?a!ast the Co.
Total amonnt of Lofsei, Claims and LI- ,
abilUies JI07 4J1M
TT . (treatejt ain-iant tnsnred oa any ore ri-k ts
$75,000, but will not a a general m ei-l $!.
lbeC!iipacy bas no peoeral rule a to tr '"r-'
l lowol l'i be insured i.-, nnr citr. Iokd, Tii.w
bl x- lein jiffmed ia r ht m itr, ia ce, tr
the general chirdcter of b a iff i r, wil b tf uee'Ji
iafiltti ior nn:n oor Ire, lie.
A cer!i3ol rni.y of th Charter or Ac, of Inrrrs" -
rail, d, aa amend: J, accompanied a pretiuu aUic-Bfc'-
Etatb or NiW Tohk t
Cty a,d County cf Kew-l'ork.
tHA KI.EH J MU.TI.V, p(ei !ent, ml
WaJH Bt KS, Pecrpiary f tbf Eonse Inur;-o- C2
ri y. I e ns fcfvertliy ai d djlv sw.,ru. ai
ard ea b lor himself fa-a, tijat tbe fireti.ini U a trse
fell audc ' rrect ttaien'. of tli5 aTnr of i I C" O"
rxtion, and that they are tbe sbwa d."i?eJ
CIMS. J. M RTT?f. Trf
J H W IS ilB CRN. !" .
Subscribed end svorn to belor mt. rM IS &TI
January, A. D. IS TllOi T. t.O.'Ko il,
Policies issued, nnil Iosse Palrf.
by JOIl JL. CAliso.v. Azciit,
rebate Assets $?,505fG IS 35.
MANIA. HA.NOVKa, NIAGARA and REPCBL1C '
lDoarance Conipnle-(, o' the City vf Xt ura,Bu
3Ul day of December, 1S87.
Aj-trreataCpltAl irM)0 0(
Surplus 13i.5 6;4 63
Total Capital an.1 aorpTua $1 5t 6-.S J5
Tnited States aecu'l ien i?ooo51( .
Loin cn Bmid and Mjrtrnn 443 95 CO
Loans m Cat I (inopl y fecord) 43"? 3Ti
Cah in Bank and bandit of Ageuts 3 J 7'2 '
Bal K.-tite is'fc 0')
jlUceUaoevna Items THim
$3 505 643 55
Lowes In Proerm ei adjuataieat $ K3 l" 94
Unpaid Dividends a?00 .
Lv.lia E. Arsic'f will take nrf-ce that Gid9
Amiok 4iiJ,, J.nBArv 20th, ISfS, filaln
of tLe Clerk of the District C-artof eaiih- "-"
Nebraska, his Petition ia wbieh he prajs that i--
SAiJ Court will ffrant him a now trial in ,neC"l!
of Gideon Amk-k vj.Lydi E. Ainick fordi"
and" caro vf children, which wsj tried and
st the September Term, 167, ef the v'
The said ydia E. Amick is required ioferLv
pear to said Petition on or before March O' ";132
Attest ; WILLJAU II. UOOU-i '
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