Nebraska advertiser. (Brownville, Nemaha County, N.T. [Neb.]) 1856-1882, June 18, 1868, Image 1
Nebraska C-'iOucvit IK t. CHracH. t.OLHAPr. T. C. HACKXH ... CnURCII, COLUiPP &CO,)'ii IcPhersoa'sBlockdrioor.nallEntr&nce, . rirowxxvillo, ZNTo"fc. . '.V :. : .-.:' !-;.-. ' . . " " 'TBRMS i . : ..' ' Copy, on year. In advance, - . . $2 Oo tfubsmption, most InTaiiably, be pa!i In Advance t3- Book Work, and Plain and Fancy Job Work dent vna beit style, and on short notice. ADYEIlTISirJG KATES, One square (lOlineior lei) 1st insertion $1 5 Xach subsequeatinseruca, t BasinesaCani3,oDe jearUvaUaesoriast 6 C3 Kaca additional liie 1 c One Column, one year, $?J0Q Oae Culamn, stx moults. - 60 One Column, three mouiSi, 30 CO Half Column, one year, 60 CO Half Column, six months, . 331 - Hali Column, three modal, - ! 316 Fourth Column, one year, 20 0i Fourth Column, six months," 21 09 Fourth Column, three month J, T 15 00' J Eighth Column, one year. " 31 CO Eighth Column, six month, 1 " " Eighth Column, tsrpe months, 10 00 Announcing Candidates for oGee 001 Stray Notices (eath head) J OH Local Notices Charged as Ti ancient Advertisements 117' I I s Ay Ay AyAyeAy a. ' ' ! - i .... .. .. 1 " ' ' ' " ' "LIBERTY AND UNION, ONE AND INSEPARABLE, NOW AND FOREVER. VOL. XII. BKOWNVILLE, NEBRASKA, NO. 38. fr r i -ii BUSINESS DIRECTOEY. . HOLLADAY & CO., Wholesale and Retail Deaier in DRUGS, MEDICINE, PAINT, OIL, &c, .. P. O. Building, Main St., WM. H. McCREERY, Wholesale and Retail Dealer in Drnjs, Books,. Wall-paper and Stationery, - Corner Main and 1st St., MERCHANDISE. GEORGE MARION, . Dealer in Goods, Groceries fJSS & Notions. Foot of Main Street near Levee, Dry X856. established WM. T. DEN, 1856- WDolessle and Refail dealer in ... GENERAL MERCHANDISE, Corn Planters, Plows, Stores, Furniture. COMMISSION AND FORWARDING MERCHANT Mam street bet. Levee and 1st, Highest market price v aid for Hide, Pel:, Furs and " Produce, by WM. T. DEN. G. M. 'HENDERSON, ' Dealer In Foreign and Domestic DRY GOODS AND GROCERIES ... Main bet. 1st and 2d SU., CHARLES BRIEGEL BEER HALL, LUNCH ROOM AND LIGHT GROCEKT STORK, Main bet. 1st and 2d Sis., ' J. L. McGEE & CO., Dealer in GENERAL MERCHANDISE. McPher son's Block, Main street, PHYSICIANS. H. L. MATHEWS, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, OFFICE DRUG CITV STORE A. S. HOLLADAY, M D. Graduated in 1851 f Located in Br ownville in 1856.) Physician, Surgeon and Obstetrician, n. TI Um ws tiansl tr"trilt.A BAtfl ftf A mTU ta t- jaieu.vaJ9i'U aari.v v f t - r log. Trephining and Obstetrical instruments. . Office: Uollaaay Co's Drug Store. P. O. F. S. Specialattention given to Obstetrics and tbe diseases of women and children. i-44-ljr " C. F. STEWART. M. D. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, OFFICE: South East corner of Main and First Streets Officb Hocks 7 to 9 a. M.and 1 to 2 and6 to ATTORNEYS. IDE To REST" PO RT E R, ATTORNEY AT LAW AND LAND "AGENT, OFFICE In New Court House Building, wlthPro bate Judge. '2-n2g T.W.Tipton O.B.Hew'ett J.S. Church TIPTON, HEWETT & CHURCH, Attorneys at Law. Office In McPheraon s Block, Main st. between 2d it 3d K.V. THOMAS. J. H.BEOADT. THOMAS & BROADY Attorneys at Law & Solicitors in Chancery, Office over Dorsey's Clothing Store, WM. McLENNAN, ATTORNEY .A.T LiA"W, NEBRASKA CITY, KKBRASK.A. . S. B. HARBLVQTON i Attorney and Counselor at Law, Beatrice, Gage Co., JTeb. "p " B. F. PERKINS, ' Attorney and Counselor at Law, 5 : - Tecwnc, John on Co., Neb. .r.: k . -CHESTER F. NYE, Attorney at Law and War Claim Agent, . ' " " " Pawnee City. Nrhra'lca. BOOTS cSc SHOES. ntT . T- T T"r- TTHT T IfTltl BOOT AND SHOE MAKER, Main Street, 2 doors below tbe southeast corner of 2nd, lias on band a superior Btockof Boots and Shoes and the best material and ability for doing flJCuttom Work done tcith neatnen and ditpatch. rr , A. ROBINSON, " BOOT AND SHOE MAKER, Main Between 1st & 2d Street Takes this method of informing the public that he haaon hand a splendid assortnent of Gent's and (jadie'a Misses' and Chlldrens'a " BOOTS &. SHOES. t?"Cuton vork done with neatness and dlspatch3 Kepamng aone on snort nonce. iq-u SADDLERY. J. H. BAUER, . . . Manufacturer and Dealer In JfjlRjYESS, BRIDLES &c COLLARS Mending done to order-caUsf action guarrantied Shop on Main bet. Itt and 2d ttt.. JOHN W.MIDDLETON Manufacturer and Dealer In HARNESS, BRIDLES, COLLARS, Whips and Lasbes of eyery description. Plastering . , Hair. Cash paid for Hides. Corner Main and 2d Sts., HOTELS. 3. eTEVESSOIf. p. Q. CSOSS. STAR HOTEL, STEVEN'S ON & CKOSS, Proprietors, On IereeSt., between Main & Atlantic. This House is convenieut to the 6team Boat landing, and the business tart of the City. The best accommo dations in tht City. Ke pains will be apared In mak i.......i.r.mi.rt.ii.. r,vnd Kiibl and Corral con- ement to the rjonse. PENNSYLVANIA HOUSE. MICHAEL FINK, Proprietor. Southeide Main between 1st and 2nd streets, Meals at all Hours, or for Regular Boarders, at the usual rates. . H-U-lj : " AMERICAN HOUSE, Zi. D. EOBISON, Proprietor. too Fed aod Llrery Stable in connection with the ouse. Front street, between Main and Water, J. K. BEAR. " ' . . AGENT FOR THE Merchant's Union Express Company A W rfeTEIli:ui:ioi:TELEGRAFncowPANT sTThersoo's Block, 2d floor, Hall Entrance. STOVE & TIN STORES. k JOHN C. DEUSER, Dealer in STOVES, TINWARE, PUMPS, &c. Opposite McPberson'aB'ock, , SHELLEBERGER BRO'S '- Manufacturer and Dealer in TINWARE, STOVES, .HARDWARE. CARPEN TER'S TOOLS. BLACKSMITH'S FURNISHINGS Ire. " a; McPherson'a Block arcwnville. Neb..,: , BLACKSMITHS. J.rH. BESON Will do BLACKSMITIIIN6 of all kinds. Motet Horse Shoeing. Ironinq of Wagom and Sltighs ana jiacnme worn a specialty. ... . Shopon Main St., west of McPherson'a Block, J. W. & J. C. GIBSON, BLACKSMITHS SHOP on 1st between Main and 2d, ' All Work done to order Satisfaction Guarrantied. JOHN FLORA. . B L A C K.S M I T H Shop on Water Street South of American IIouso - fni'c8tom Work ol all kinds soleitd. 12-12 CONFECTIONARIERS. WILLIAM ROSSELL,; CONFECTIONERY AND TOY STORE Fresh Dread, Cakos, Ojsterc, Fruit, c.cn band. southside Mam between 1st end 2d utreeta, j. p. deuser; Dealer in Confectionaries, Toys, Notions, &c, Main bet. 1st and 2d Sts., WM. ALLEN. Proprietor of tbe CITST BAKERY". Fancy Wed ding Cake famished on short notice. Dealer in Confectionaries. Fruits and best Family Floar. Main Street bet. lit and id, jmSCEIxLAN P. BERKLEY, CARRIAGE AND SIGN PAINTER, Grainer, Gilder, Glazier and Paper-Hanger. All work done on Short Notice, Favorable Terms and Warranted. OT.c over Teare t Co's Stfre, Main St., BROWNVILLE, NEBRASKA. 12-21-ly BATH ROOMS. J. L. ROY, BARBER AND HAIR DRESSER, North side Male St., opposite Furniture Store, Has a splendid suit of Bath Booms, Also a choice stock of Gentlemen's Notions. A. W. MORGAN, Probate Judge & Justice of the Peace, Court House Buildirg, Main St. J. C. McNAUGHTON, - Notary Public and Conveyancer, : Agent for "National Life" and "Hartford Live hock insurance" vompanies. Office in JT. Li Carson's Bank, GARRISON & ROBERTS, BILLIARD HALL AND SALOON, "Whitney's Block, Main street, bet. 1st & 2d. The bett Wines and Liquors kept const aatly on hand. v!2-n26-tf R. V. IITJGHES, JUSTICE OF THE PEACE &. REAL ESTATE AGENT, OFFICE Ceurt House Building, first door, west side. . - v!2-n26 R. F. BARRETT, GENERAL LAND AGENT, AND LAND WARRANT BROKER, Will attend to paying Takes for Non-residents. Per sonal attention given to making Locations. Lands, imprcved and unimproved, for sale on reasonable terms. vI2-n2o-ly WM. II . HOOVER, REAL EST .TE AND TAX PAYING AGENT, Will give prompt attention to the sale of Heal Estate and pavment ef Taxes throughout the Nemaha Land District. -OFPICE-rDistrict Court Koom. vl2-n26 A. D. MARSH, CITY BOOK STORE- SCHOOL BOOKS, STATIOERY, &c, Post Office, Main St., E. H. BURCHES; LANDSCAPE GARDNER Will tbeioming Spring plant crops in Gardens and nltivate same by contract. Will also have on hand weet Potato, Cabbage, Tomato &. Pepper plants for sale WORTHING & WILCOX, -STORAGE, FORWARDING AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS, Anddealer in all kinds of Grain for which they pay the Highest Market Price in Cash. FRANZ HELMER, WlGOIST maker, OPPOSITE DEUSER'S TIN-SHOP, WAGONS, BUGGIES, PLOWS, CTJLTI VITOKS, &c. Repaired on short notice, at low rates and warranted to give satisfaction. x-13-fn nn JONAS HACKER, , Tax Collector for the City of Brownville, Will Attend to thepayrnent of Taxes fox non-resident land owners in Nemaha County. Corrtt pondenct Solicited. . Office on Main bet. 1st and 2d, " "7$3nTH P. TUTTLE. U. S. Assistant Assessor and Claim Agent. Will at tend to the Protecution of Claims before the Depart ment for Ad Bounty. Back Pay and Pension. Alto, to the Collection of Semi-Aunual cues on Pensions, Office over Carsons Bank Main street, A. STAFFORD, PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTIST Persons wishing Pictures executed in the latest style Of the Art will please call at my Art Gallery. ' Main ttieet bet. 1st and 2d street, KEIS WETTER & EARSMAN, . Butchers, CITY MEAT MARKET, Main bet. 1st and 2nd St., ptO. W. DORSET. LUTBEB HOADLET. CHA.S.G.DOKSXY DORSET, HOADLEY & CO RE AL ESTATE AGENTS, AND DEALERS IN LAND WARRANTS AND AG RICULTURAL COLLEGE SCRIP. Office la Land Office Building, Buy and sell Improved and unimproved Lands. Buy, sell and locate Land Warrants and Agricultural Col lege Scrip. Make careful selections of Government Lands for Location, Homesteads, and Pre-emptions. Attend to contested Homesteads and Pre-emption cases In the Land Office. Letters of inijuiry promptly and carefully answered, uorrespcnaeuoa &ouciwu. TVied Teaches, Arrles, Blackberriei, Cherries a WhoIsmyNelgnftor? , Thy neighbor ? It is be whom thou . Hast power to aid and bless; Whof e aching h eart or burning brow . Thy soothing hand maj press. Thy neighbor? 'Til the fainting poor ' ' , Whose eye with want is dim, ' , Whom hunger sends from door to door . . Go thou and suocor him 1 - . ! Thy neighbor? .'Tis that weary" inaa, Whose years are'at their brim, 1 ' i " . t Go thou na comfort him! r'' - T by neighbor ? 'Tia the heart bereft Of eyery earthly gem ; Widow and orphan, helpless left 1 ; Go thou and shelter them ! Thy neighbor? Yonder toiling slave, r Fetter'd in thought and limb, Whose thoughts are all beyond the grare - Go thou and ransom him ! . Whene'er thoa meet'st a human form Less favour'd thafi thine own,' Remember 'tis thy neighbor worm. Thy brother or thy son. Oh, pass not, pass" not heedless by 1 Perhaps thou eanst redeem . The breaking heart from misery . Goj share thy lot with him. Robert Cojjin Bont low with KirL-nesfl. crn .nri r,n?- irfrjhtal Stern. For the Advertiser. MAY EDWARDS. Down by the pretty brook, that runs through Squire Edward's garden, stand two large elms, and under the. shade of these trees sat Minnie Murrey and May Edwards. "May," said.Minnie, ''do tell me why don't you and Harry Morris marry ? why, just think of it, here you ha?e been flirting for at least two years, and have, to my certain knowledge, been engaged at least one year. "Minnie," said May, as she tossed a novel down on the seat beside her, and shaking out her pretty brown curls, have I not told you often that I would never marry a man until he had a home to take me to ; now, you know that Har ry is nothing but a poor mechanic, but I have promised to wait until he gets a start in the world, and, if it is not to ong to wait, and no other fellow comes along that I like better, of course, I shall stick to my agreement, but he would have to have plenty of money you know." "Oh ! you are so notional, May, I knew that it was your fault that y)u did not marry locg.ago, for all the village said so, but don't be so fickle for you know that Harry's old Maiden Aunt is wealthy, and it is believed that when she die's she will make Harry her sole heir." "Oh Minnie, don't talk to me about old Maiden Aunts, why they are just as notional and hateful as can be, and, may be she will make her will in his fa vor, and may b3 she won't; and then I never liked Miss. Nelson, for she always rides by in her carriage as though she was a queen and vie all her subjects." "Well May, you had better stick to Harry, that is my opinion, but you are in a bad humor this afternoon, and I will leave you to get in a better one." llOh Minnie don't go yet ; but, if you must go, Twill go with you as far as the house ;" and they went chatting up the walk. We .will now call the attention of our readers to a man, who, as the girls dis appear from sight, stepped up from the bank;'-sat down in one of the seats so if t- lately vacated, "well;" said Harry Morris for it was no other than he. "So 1 tuppose if some rich fellow comes along and asks Miss May to share his fortune, she would let me share the same fate that many have before me. But it is all right; I will let the petted beauty know that I am as independent as can be, let my heart ache as bad as it may. If my old miserly aunt will just open her heart and let me have that money she has promised, I would go to the city and finish studying law ; for, God knows, I have spent many sleepless nights studying, and all I need is money to help me through, and I will go to aunt Nelson's this evening and receive her final answer." And ha did go. The lady hummed and hawed some time and then finally gave him the desired means, and Harry went merilly to his boarding house that night but ; not to sleep, for May's pretty and fascinating face came between him and sleep. . Next day Miss. May was surprised to see the negro maid of all work admit Mr, Morris into the parlor at so early an hour. "I have come, May, to bid you good by, for a time, at least. I am going to seek my fortune." ' . May looked somewhat confounded, and twichingher fingers around one another, fhe hurrjdly said:. Why Harry, is this not very ; sudden ; I have not before heard you mention. leaving Milton." . No, I have been thinking some time about it, and when I become well enough off in money, I shall came back to claim my bride ; that is, if some' other fellow don't. come along that she likes better." : May colored very -red. Ths same words that she said to Minnie, though she, he must have overheard us talking, of. course, Minnie never told him. And, after May had bid him goodbye, she ran up to her room to have a good cry. Oh, how she loved him then ; and she, foolish girl, never knew what it was to love before. We will pass overlvvo years of May Edward's life, and we find her pale and thin. . Her father had sickened, and died, and when everything was settled, Miss. May saw the creditors take-house, furniture, and all. Soon the pretty piano, which was almost a part of May's life, was taken and sold, and May, kind and resolute, comforted her, delicate mpther and little brother Charley. V . It 'was finally settled that they would go to the city of "B." and May would take her stand at a Millenry Shop as clerk, and mama was to take plain sew ing; which they did. May would often sigh and turn away from her severe Mistress at the shop; yet never did she complain to her poor mother, but com forted her instead. The people of Milton were surprised at the appearance of Harry Morris, some three years after his departure, but glad ly welcomed him back a flourishing lawyer ; for he was not poor now. Hard study had done wonders for him, and then Aunt Nelson had died leaving him some forty thousand dollars. He went to the City of "B." and there found his May, but not the May he used, to know surely, but a patient and pale shop girl. "May," he said, "will you now have me?" She could not speak, for her tears; 6he put her. little hand in his and was content. They returned to Miltion and Harry bought back the old home which May loved so much, and Mrs. Edwards once more- took her comfort in her easy chair ; and May soon brightened to her cheer ful self, by the loving kindness of her gentle husband. Minnie is now married to a well to do farmer, and May generally spends the summer months at Minnie's pleasant farm house. May has two little girls, one named Minnie the other Prudence. A Whole Mcnagere Rampant. From the Milwaukea Wisconsin, June 1st. On Saturday night Bailey & Co.'s circus and menagerie concluded its en gagement in this city, and about four o clock bunday morning lett tor water town. The team3 drove 'alonr slowly, only careing to reach Oconomowoc by Sunday night, have a good rest ana anve into Watertown Monday morning. About twelve o'clock yerterday the teams left the junction of the Watertown and . ... - .1 Waukesha pikes, and strucic me revvau- kee road. Those of our people who have driven on this road know the very bad condition the road is in and will not be surprised to learn that the irain master urged extra caution on the part or the teamsters. He had lust passed alonor the line, waking up the sleepy drivers and warning them, when it is supposed the driver of the team containiDO the cages of the lioness and her whelps, fell as!eeprfor his wagon, passed over a bad olace in the clanked road, careened and fell into the ditch by the side of the road. The driver being thrown on struck a tone , by the roadside, injuring him so adlv that he let tro his horses, who star- ted, pulling the capsized cage with them and dracrffinor it over the rouzh road. The animals in the cage, awakened from their slumbers, set up a roar which frightened the horses, increasing their alreadv raoid sneed. Fortunately the horsea broke from the wagon, and before goin a great distance were. hauled up by one or the advance teams, ine auair created much excitement as it was learn ed through the scattered Wne, and the ther team3 closed ud to it, in order that the attendants might render assistance. Upon attempting to lift the wagon back to its place, it was found that the cage of the lioness was broken, and the train master ordered it let down again, until the tamer, who had the cage in charge, could be pent for. In letting it down a part of the cage caught the leg of one of to the lioness had raid no attention to the men gathered about,. but when the w sp help set up a cry of pain, the mother prang up in anger, lhis set the whelp to uttering most plaintm roars, when rae of the older beast became th tprn'fi(. Tt flashed to the whelD. beffan licking it, and at' the same time uttered those loud roars which have made it so famous. Becoming enraged at its treat- rnent, it dashed to and fro in its yarrow limits, throwing itself with" fullforco against the sides of the cage. A couple of lions in an adjoining apartment be came excited over the scene, and not only added to the confusion by their roars, but strove to break down the bar rier between the two cages. A gentleman living at Pewaukee, who was near the cages at the time', says the scene was one of the most startling im aginable. -All the beasts in thacapsized cages were yelling and striving- to get out, while those in vans which had hilted near became frightened and were utter ing tokens of alarm in their pecular manner.-' The horses, too, of all the van3 exhibited the utmost alarm, requiring the effbrt3 of the drivers to look after them. Until some help arrived, nothing could be done with th6 prostrate van, and it was left, while word was sent to the rear teams to push forward as rapid ly as possible. Meanwhile the anxious drivers stood in fear that every moment the now furious beastsTwould break out of their cages. As soon as word came the band wagon the camels and elephants were urged forward, and came up on a quick trot. But no sooner had, the animals attached to the wagon came within the sound of the lions' voices than they exhibited the most abject fear". The elephant threw up its trunk and blew a terrific blast a blast that startled all, even those who had before exhibited no signs of fear. Its keeper bravely kept by its side and attempted to quiet its fears, but the mas sive animal was thoroughly alarmed. It seemed to be insane, and its yelU were full of agonized fear filled with terror. The camels startled some attempted to break from their harness, while others fell down flat, all uttering a pecular cry. The band men leaped out, and while the keepers of the band wagon animals look ed after them, it was found that the lions must be quieted or their would be a scene beyond the control of all. Abcut this time the lion tamer came up, and hastened to the cage. The beasts had become so excited now that they scarcely noticed him, but made re doubled efforts to get out into theopen air. Had the tamer at this time lacked a courage which seemed akin to utter recklessness the beasts would no doubt have succeeded in making their escape. Without fear, he went to the cage and very soon discovered the cause of the fury of the mother. He called the at tendants of the team to his aid, but they were scarcely to be blamed when they did not care to venture too near. Two or three of them came, and with the as sistance of levers separated the pieces of the cage so that the whelp extricated its foot. The mother, her suspence relieved with the release of the whelp, ceased her yells and again commenced licking the wounded foot. The other lions seemed not entirely satisfied, and rather to enjoy the confu sion ' they were creating. Reaching through the ventilator the tamer struck one of them as heavy, a blow as he could with a short ircu bar, which seemed to send some sense into his head, and when the order came for him to move, he and his companion went into their own apart ment, ceasing their howls, but keeping up a low, indignant growling like dogs. Observing this the men came forward and raised the wagon to its place, fasten ing up the. cage where it was broken, and the horses being attached, the team drove on. While this was being done, it seemed as if the band team would more than fill the bill which the hon family had attemp ted. Although the sound of the lions' voices could no longer be heard, its effect was left on the camels Their keeper had detached them from the carriage, and had succeeded in getting them a few rods away. They now made no effort to escape, but lay down panting through fear, and apparently oblivious to every thing around them. The monster ele phant, also detached, seemed to be in a quandary as to what be should do. He slashed his trunk against his side with a dull but loud thud, and then raising it in the air bh?vv blasts upon it, before which all the trumpets of a band were a3 noth ing. Just then had his elephantship his strength there is no doubt he would have made it felt. But by soothing and coax ing he was at length quieted, and again attached to the wagon. The camels were aroused at length by kicks and blows, and the strange afiimals moved on trembling in every join. What Railboads Do for Farmers. To haul forty bushels of corn fifty miles on a wagon would cost at least $12 for team, driver and expenses. A railroad would transport it at SI at most. Allow ing an average of forty bushels per acre, or eight per cent, on S100. As the re lative advantage is about the same passing through a town would add S110 per acre to the value of the farms. A town ten miles square contains 61,000 acres. An increase of S100 per acre is equal -to 6.400,000, or enough to build 200 miles of railroad, even if it cost 832,000 per mile. But 200 miles of road would ex tend through twenty towns ten miles square, and cost but 10 per acre if taxed upon the land. These figures are given merely as an illustration. If the farmers had taxed themselves to build all the railroads in this country, and given them away to any companies that would stock and run them, the present increased value of their lands would have well re paid all the outlay. American Agricul turist, . . , . Nebraska. We take the following from the re port of the Commissioner of Agriculture for the Month cf May : .- , 1. Our returns from Nberaska are chiefly from counties bordering upon or adjacent to the Missouri river, or upon the Kansas border, with a few of the interior counties, and basing an estimate upon the figures from' these localities, the settled Dortiona of the State show an increase in the value of farm lands of from 150 to 175 per cent, since 1S60. Dodge county reports an advance of 400 per cent.; Burt and Gage, 200 per cent.; Dixon.' Dakota, Otoe, 100 per cent.; Cass, Richardson, Pawnee, 50 per cent ; Merrick, 33 per cent. In a number of counties the settlements have been made since 1S60, when the farms were bought at Slper aero, or entered under the home stead laws. Such 13 the case withJpff erson, where are now farms held aa high as 815 per acre. In Hall county, in the interior, farms of 160 acres which could be purchased in 1S60 for from S300 to S400, now command from 81,500 to S4.000, according to improvements and distance from raiioad stations. 2. The value of wild or unimproved lands ranges from the government min imum price of SI 25 6p to $10 per acre. In Dixon, choice locations on prairie, S3 per acre, very fertile, well watered, capabilities good ; Dakota, S3 to S7 per acre ; Burt, S5 to 86 per acre, ex cellent farming land ; Dodge, 84 per acre; Cass, S3 to 810 per acre; for lands lying 5 to 15 miles from the Miss ouri river, gently rolling, well watered, and unsurpassed in fertility ; but little government land in the county; Otoe, $5 per acre, on the average, mostly prairie, except along the streams gently undulating, with no abrupt bluffs or hills, except when it takes its first rise from the Missouri river, and with this except ion is all capable of cultivation ; Rich ardson, 84 per acre, deep, rich, sandy loam; Pawnee, 82 to 810 per acre, soil black muck or loam, wiih clay sub-soil, very rich, producing wheat, corn, and oats ; Gage, 82 per acre, chiefly prairie, timber lands generally being taken up by settlers; Jones, 82 to 85, mostly prairie, good timber as high as 85 per acre ; Merrick, S3 per acre, level prairie, quality good, will produce all kinds of gram and roots ; Buffalo, SI 50 per acre ; Hall, 82 50 per acre, nearly all level prairie, rather sandy but rich, and pro duces well all the crops suited to the lati tude. There are millions of acres of the best prairie lands in the State t3 be purchased at government prices,, or subject to entry under the povision3 of the homestead acts, but a small proport- ion'of the State having been taken up by settlers or speculators. In I860 there were over 4S,000,000 acres of wild or waste areas in Nebraska, against less than 700,000 acres included in farms. Sorghum has been successfully grown in some sections of the State. 3. The great resources of Nebraska are to be found in her deep rich soil and agricultural capabilities ; timber being comparatively scarce, and minerals nq,t generally abundant, so far as yet develop ed. The timber is mostly confined to the banks of the streams, and commands high prices, and farmers are wisely engaging in the culture of forest trees for the want3 of the future. Our correspondent reports a vast deposit of iron ore in Gage county, of good quality, the vein commencing near the surface of. the ground and running very deep. Iron ore is also reported in Dixon and other counties. Coal is found in various sec tions, but has been but slightly developed. It is found in Rishardson at a depth of 20 feet, while in Pawnee it crops out of the blutls along the ravines. Deposits exits also in Jones, Dixon, Cas3, and other counties along the Missouri, worthy of attention. Rock and sandstone, for buildiug purposes, abound in various localities, supplying, to some extent, the want of timber. Limestone is also found in several counties. Our Jefferson re porter says : Ve have a mineral white clay here which we think is valuable for pottery. It is used also for paint, and seems to answer every purpose of white lead. We also have a stone colored clay, peculiar for its toughrness and hardness when burned. 4. Wheat, corn, oats and potatoes are the principal crop3 grown in Nebraska, though various others are successfully cultivated to more limited extent. Our Hall reporter writes that wheat, oats, barley, corn, potatoes and peas are pro duced in that county, with an average yield a3 follows: wheat 25 bushels to 80 cents; barley, 40 bushels, at 85; corn, 4 bushels, at SI ; potatoes, 100 bushels, at 82; peas, 30 bushed, at 83 per bushel, As an extraordinary crop he names 45 bu?hels of wheat, 70 bush els of oats, 45 bushels of barley, 80 bushels of corn, and 250 bushels of po tatoes. In Pawnee, Richardson, Otoe,, and several other counties Indian corn is mide a specialty ; in the first named, yielding about 50 bushels to the acre ; and in Richardson, from 50 to 75 bush els, never failiag, and largely fed to hogs. Wheat 13 the chief crop in Dakota and Dixon, in the latter yielding about 25 busheh per acre, worth 82 per bushel ; ! profit, 100 percent. In Dodge county, last season, the crofs averaged as follows : corn, 35 busheh, worth 90 cents; ots, 50 to 60 bushels, 55 cents: wheat, 18 busheh, 81 25 to SI 40. In Jefferson they raise as high as 25 bushels of wheat to the acre ; corn, from 25 to 60 the former worth SI 25, the latter CO. cents per bushel. Our Cass reporter writ33? Corn, wheat and cats are the, stipla crops'of this country. A man and team, with the improved farm machinery, can easily cultivate seventy acres of corn, wheat and oats, and do it well, with tb.3 ai l c; k little help in harvest tic;?. Sorghum has b3-:a succes-: ;:: " in some sections 5. Canada Club, Rio Grande. Scotch Fife, China Tea, Golden Drop, .May, Blue Stem, Mediterranean and Black Sea are the principal kind3 of wheat grown in Nebraska, the spring varietiei forming a large proportion of the whcla crop. The China Tea, Canada. Club, Scotch Fife and Rio Grande appear , to be equally popular and esteemed for hardiness, yield and value in market, making superior quality of flour. The Fife is given the preference in soma localities as les3 liable to rust and injury from insects, and also for its greater productiveness. Winter wheat is sown in September, and tha spring seeding; -U done from the middle cf March to- tb. middle of April ; the harvest commences the early part of July and continues up to the first of August. Drilling has beea scarcely introduced as yet, but the system is meeting favor, and willsaon be more generally adopted. The mode of cul ture is very simple, and promises to ex haust the land as rapidly as settlers of other new States have been able lo accomplish the work, even though the rich soil of Nebraska may now appear almost inexhaustible. The general practice is to plough he ground in the fall, and harrow in the seed in the spring, though better culture is given in many instances. Our Hali jeporter writes: All lands intended for wheat are plough ed in the autumn as early as possible, and well manured, if it can be done. In the spring, a3 early as the frost is oat of the ground, we sow, harrow twice or three times, acording to the condition o the land, and if not too wet roll it once. If the spring is favorable we sow one and one-quarter bushels to the acre ; if a very dry season, one and one-half bushels. 6. Common wild paririe grass, blue joint buffalo grass, red-top and wild tim othy, with some white clover, supply the pastures of Nebraska. Kentucky blue grass and clover do well whenever cul tivated, but the prairies are chiefly re lied .upon for the sabsistence of stock during the pasturing season, which is reported to range from five to nine months in length. Otoe repom five month3asthe season upon which stock' can feed exclusively in pastures ; Dixon, Dodge, Hall, and Burt, six months ; Cas3, Gage, and Jefferson, seven months ; Richardson, Pawnee, and Jones eight to nine months; and Merrick runs up to 10 months, our correspondent claiming' that stock will live the whole year on pastures in case not much snow falls in winter. The expensa of pasturing stock during'this season is generally the cost of salt and herding the'highest esti mate being S2 50 per head for the sea son, and the lowest "nothing." 7. There is an abundance of wild small fruits, such a3 plums, grapes, rasp berries, strawberries, gooseberries, Sec, but little has yet been done to test the capabilities for large fruit3. Our Dixco reporter writes: . Thi3 county is not suited to the growth of apples, peache3, or pears, as they get badly winter-killed, and do not grow, natural or wild, but plums, gooseberries, currants, cherries, mulberries, raspber ries, walnuts, grapes, Sec. grow wild and' profusely. A family will freqaently make 100 gallons of pure wine in a sea son. I have made 20 gallons for my, own use, gathering the grapes in two day3. The wine sells at from 50 cents to S2 per gallon. There i3 no grafted fruit cultivated here ; those who have tried the experment have failed. Hardy apples may generally be . cul tivated with proper selections cf variet ies and care of tree3. In Otoe county, according to our correspondent Fruits that succeed in the north do well. The hardier apples grov and , bear well, while pears are a complete success. Peaches will yield an occasion al crop, when the trees are grown in the sod, so as to check the growth cf the tree and render it hardy. The small fruits all do well, except the Eawton blackberry and the raspberry, which propaagte from suckers, a3 they bably -winter-kill unless thorough protected. Our Dodge reporter says the hardiest fruits must be selected to prove success ful, and advic3s the raising of seeding?, while he finds perfectly hardy. Hull county: Capabilities for raising fruit cot very good. Apples and pears will not do, well; I have tried it for the last 10 years without success, although I claim tc un derstand it. Of 12 varieties of cherries, oily one kind (the Early Richmond) did weil. Plnms do well; also grapes, that is the Concord and Delaware, but. no tender varieties. Patent Strcii Polish. To 16 parts ot starch, put 2 parts spermaceti, 2 paru gum arabic, and I part of white wax ;, dissolve in water and boil over a quick fire three minutes, and as in common" starch, use a heavy iron. The use q this polish will enable the most ordinary, ironer to give linen the appearance of having just left the hands cf the most ex perienced finisher, quite as beautiful when it was new.