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About Nebraska advertiser. (Brownville, Nemaha County, N.T. [Neb.]) 1856-1882 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 28, 1869)
J. L.O0?HArP. T.CHACKXK.
:h, colhapp 6 co.,
there aaa Proprietor.
ta.oo PER ANNCM.
"terkereea'a Black, mr Kialra.
. or 1m) first Insertion..
,f five liae or It.-
u h lietd
, n yer -i w
nix mouttut, 15; three ntoiali 10 00
, one year .. 1 00
Mix month, .3 ; Uree months 15 u
;.eyear. . irfj u
x moni,fl0; three nioiuha.. 21 00
e year to oo
moiitliH. 'u; tbree moutua...... 30 Uo
nt-rila fur a leMi lime than liirru
a m Irannlent ; and mut be paid in
st Depart are of the Mall.
rjwrtern arrives el 12 m.; depart at
Ijwtern arrive at 4 p. m.; departs
in at S a. m.: depart at 8 a. ru.
n nt 12 m.; dejmrw at 2 p. lu.
rive Miiduyn. W Mint-winy" and
. teMim'l u-hUuK,Tliur!xia-iil
"ve Fridays at 4 p. m.; depart
lira from 7 a. m.. to T1; p. m. Pnn
a. m. A. 1. l AB 11, P. ii.
JC.B.R. B. Time Table.
ilXS GOING NORTH.
f:40 a. m-
nvTlle .. -3" P- n-
il lilotfn js.rap.au
8:00 a. m.
..11:13 p. nu
...loo p. m.
lAiys going south.
nvii!e llri a. m.
j oncpb AW P-m-
! Bluffa ." llio a. m.
vnvllle 2:7 p. m.
om ph p. m.
rs' Om n!bu loaves Brownvllle for
. m. and 12 ru., dally.
t Law and Land Agents,
rt llouso, wltn rroimte J uue.
; PTON t IIEWETT,
. nl rannttlon at Law.
) McPhcrson'a lilock, up atalra.
OMAH A BHOADY.
w 4 Solicitors in Chancery,
in District Court Kooin.
K. M. RICH,
at Law and Land Accent.
rt llonne, first door, w-it Bide,
. t :
M. II. MeLKXXAN,
r and Counselor at Law,
raidta City, Xebraka
B. F. I'EUKINS,
r and Counselor at Law,
aseii, JolinKon IV)., Xeh.
YE Ht MrnnEV,
lUMKYS AT Ii A 1 ,
nee City, lawnee Co.. N-o.
K. K. GRIG
i Law A. ILeal list ate Agent,
Gage County, Nebraska.
IL V. HUGHES.
i Ant and Justteeof Peace,
ourt Houm. first door, wf,t side.
-its Land Warrant Brokers.
No. 1 Main Street.
i to paiinff Tuxctfor Xon-rcndmti.
iritlwn. ffiicn to making Loeaions.
rored and unitiqroretl, or tale on
WM. H. HOOVEll,
(ate and Tax Paying Agent.
ncc In LMKtrict Court ltooin.
r prompt attrntitm to the ale of Real
t Jt.iirtU of Tosvm throughout the
r for the City of Ilrownrllle,
end to the J'ayuinU of Taxr for Xon
Jxind Owners in Xcinafta Otunty.
"itOSE II. KYf EXHAM,
Y PUBLIC A- LASD ACEXT,
Ftrt Kmrnrt, Xctiraska.
nlr lands for intending Kottlers, and
Information nHjuirwl concerning
of SoutU-Vesteru Nebraska,
YKK l S AMI SI UtiKONS,
. Si Maiu Slri'i't, one door west of Dt-u-..ap.
UlUce hours from V to 11a.m. and
I i t
II. K MATHEWS,
VHICIAX AND SIHGEOX.
ace Xo.l Main trot.
A. S. HOLL.l)AV. M. D.,
n, Karrron and Obstetrician,
! Holiii.iay Co m Drug .Store.
ed in In'jI ; Locttfrd in Hrownville in
'. on hand complete xrtx of Amputating,
j and ttlitteiricil Inxlrmneuta.
KTiat aiteniion givm to Obttctriet and
of H'onwi find Childri-n,
C. K. STEWART. M. P..
k 8IC1AJS AM) Bl'KGEOX,
'ffliv-Xo. 51 Main Street.
rt 7 to 9 A. M., ondltoi and CJ-i to
m r. M.
VV. II. KIMBFRLIX. M. T.
Nebraska Eye and Ear Inlirmary,
omraence practice at Brownvllle,
WM. T. DEX,
Vholetale unit Retail Lenlrr in
1 Merchandise, and Commission
d Forwarding Merchant,
No. 26 Main street.
t'Kantert, IHow; tstovet. Furniture, r
m hand. High est ttmri et price paid for
itt, Vrt and tXmntry Produce.
G. M. HENDERSON,
Theater in t-breiirn and Jtnmextir
X UOOBS AKI1 GROCEIIIES,
No. 53 Main Strett.
J. L McGEE CO.
era In General Merchandise,
. ?a McPherson's Block, Main St.
Wholetle and Jiftail iM-alcrt in
s, Medicines, Paints, Oils, etc.,
No. 41 Main Stnvt.
McCREERY & NICKELL,
TThoUsnle and RetaU Dealer t in
, Books, Wallpaper & Stationery
No. 3 Main Stiwt.
BOOTS AND SHOES.
CHARLES II ELMER,
SOOT AXD SIIOIC MAKER,
No. Main StrccU
on hand a tvperior ttock of Roott and
Custom Work done u Uh neutneu and
JOOT ASU SIIOK MA II. Ell,
No, H Main Street.
on hand u pixtd assortment of Gent's,
Mistct' and Children' t Root and Shoe.
i H'orA- done tcith neatness and dispatch,
ing done on short notice.
JOHN C, DEUSER.
r la StoTea, Tinware, Pumps, Vc,
No. 7 Main Street.
6HELLENBERGER BRO S.,
faetnrers 4b Dealers in Tluware,
o. ? Main St., Mcl'h'-rson'a 151o?k.
Hardware, Gurpcnter't Tools, Rlack
$ Furnishings, dr., constantly on haiuU
JOHN W. MIDDLETON,
BRIDLES, COLLAXtS, Etc.
No. 6 Main Street.
' and Lashes of every dexrrijition, and
riny Hair, ktpt on hand. Cash paid for
J. IL BAUER,
yruwfn.(irer and lienlrr in
iSKSS, BRIDLES, COLL AILS, Etc.
No. C04 Main Street,
duig done to ordrr. tsutix) 'action pvaranteed.
-EB, II ALL AM) Ll'XCU lUOOI,
No. its Mr.in Street.
iLIIAMBRA BILLIARD SALOON,
e best Winw and Liquors eonvtantly uu liund.
No. 4s, Wuaney s Block. 12-J
JOSEPH HUBBARD CO..
" SALOON, . '
; . No, 41 Main .street.
The best Wines and Liquors kept on band.
J. V. D. PATCH,
Mannfiurturer nnd jK-jder In
Clock., Watches, Jewelry, etc-etc.
No. 3 Main Street.
Silver and tidver-Putted Ware, and all varie
cs of Spectacles const ani ! y on luni'L Rrjairinf
a in the ntfel style, ut short notice. Charges
".iiraZc. Work ivurrur.'.tf. .
1 if , I i III I I
m.'vwv l.'IVk' l'Tfinrictor.
Good acpornrnotlHtiorjH. IJriirding by the
dayorM-et'k. The traveling putjiic arem
tl to gve him r mi1L '
fnrKS i WHITE. PronrletorH. ,
r t.v stiwt. between Main and Atlantic.
This lituse is convenient to the Steam Root
Landing, and the bvinetpart of the City. The
best accommodations in the C Uy. or pain will
be spared in making guests comfortable. Good
Stable and Corrall convenient to tne UMAtse.
AeenU for K. & N. Stng Co.
L. D. BOBISON, Proprietor.
.... . . r . I 1 ll'.taf
I ronl St., oeiweeu .nam nun t .
A good Feed and Livery Stable in connection
tc U'h the Jov-se.
C O NTXCTI O NERIES.
, ITakjtry and Confectionery -
No. X7 Main (Street.
f)ffiin to the oubllc at redr.crd rates a choice
stock of Groceries, rrovwiou, wjmmiou
le, etc., etc
'. .WIf.T.TAM BOSSELL.
Bakery, Confectionery and Try Store
VT-. t Main Sfroot
Fresh Rread'oak'S, Oysters, Fruit, etc., on hand
J. P. DEUSER,
Dealer in Confectioneries, Toy, etc.
No. 44 Main Street, .
E. E. EBRIOnT,
Kniirv Public and ConTeraneer,
And Acent for the Equitable and American
Tontine Uie insurance tympanies. j-h
FAIRBROTIIER & HACKER,
Notary Public and Con-eyancer,
itfTuv la Countv Clerk's Oflice.
a. W. FAIBBROTHtB. M. HACK ER,
Notary IMblic. County Clerk,
GEO. O. START A BRO..
DEALERS IN GRAIN, PRODUCE, &c.
fm,A 1,fAhat r ,trlrnf r tin ift fnmnvt ll I r!CT
the Fanner can raise. W e will buy and sell
everyming Known w me iumi.
WORTHING Ji. WILCOX,
Storage, Forwarding and Commission
And Dealers in all kinds of Grain, for which
they pay the Highest Market Price in Cash
- MRS. F. A. TISDEL, .
MILLINER AND DRESS MAKER,
Shop oa First St., bet. Malu and Atlantic,
(over F.A.Tisdel'8 Agricultural Store.)
Baa constantly on hand a full asortment of all
kinds and varieties of Zephyrs. Feather Braid,
Star Braid, Swans J wn, 1 .adieu' Mohair Coils aDd
tlirls, Hamburg Trimmings etc Dresse and
Cloaks made in the latent Htyle.
The public are Invited to call. 13-12-y
MISS MARY A. SIMPSON.
MILLINER AND DRESS MAKER,
First Htreet, bet. Min and Water.
Wishes to Inform the Itdies of BrownvCle and
vicinity, that she has a first bvss Millinery Shop,
where work will be done with jrreatcare and neat
ness, and after the latest eattf rn styles. Bleaching
done in Abe very latest styles, and on short notice.
Latest styles of Ladies" and CUiidi en's Hats and Bon
nets constantly on hand. Also Litest patterns of La
dies' l)rs Josls, Cloaks, nal Children's Clothing
cut on short notice.
J. L. ROY.
BARBER AND II AIR DRESSER.
No. 55 Malti Street,
Hat a splendid suit of Rath Rooms. Also a
choice stock of Gentleman's Xotion.-
McNEAL &. DORSET,
BARBERS AND HAIR DRESSERS,
No. V3 Haul Kh-f et,
Are prepared to do all kinds of BairdrPHsing for
(ifiits and Ladies. As Barbers they are No. 1. Also
old clothes renovated on reasonable terms; boots
blacked at all hours : and waliUis and ironiiifr done
on short notice. i:-r.'-y
.Yo. 5b Main Street,
Have on hand a plcnlid stock of Goods,
and will make them up in the latest styles,
on short notice and rcuttouable terms.
J. II. REASON,
Blacksmithlng and Horse Shoeing,
Shop No. SO Main Street,
Will do Rlaeksmithing of all kinds. Makes
Horse Shoeing, Ironing of Wagons and Sleighs,
and Machine' Work a Speciality.
J. W. A J. C. GIBSON,
Shop on First, etween Main and Atlantic.
All work done to order, and satixf action gv.ar
ranteed. JOHN FliORA,
Shop on Water St South of American House,
Custom Work of all knuis solicited.
Wagon Maker and Repairer.
Sip West of Court House.
Ba.7on, Ruggict, Plows, Cultivators, Ac., re
paireil on short tuitice, at low rates, and war
rattled to give satisfaction, '.
BOUNTY CLAIM AGENTS.
ED. D. SMITH.
U. S. WAR CLAIM AGENT,
Washington Cdy, D. CI
U'ni uttonri in tti lmvuvmtion of claims be
fore the Department in person, for Additional
Unnt,r f!r I'nv ntlll lVnslOtlS. Ond Rll
l.aims lL-cruintr atralnst the Government da
ring the late war 4H-tf
SMITIT. P. TUTTLK,
V. S. ASSISTANT ASSESSOR.
fflM in Distric t Court ltoim.
Xotary Public and L'niU d States War Claim
AoeiU. Will attend to the prosceidion of eUuint
before the Dejxirtment, for Additional Rounty,
Rack lau and Pensions. Also the collection of
Sii.u-Annual Dues on Pensions.
MBS. J. M. GRAHAM,
TEACHER OF MUSIC.
Rooms, Main, lt 4th & oth Sts.
Lessons given on the Piano. Organ, Melodto.
Guila.rtt.nd Vocalization. Uavina had eight yert
experience at teacher of Music in A'cv For is
confident af giving satisfaciion.
G. P. BERKLEY,
House, Carriage and Sign Painter
No. 66 Main St., upstairs.
arnininn-Guildina.Gla'iniand lairr Hang'
ing done on tort notice, favorable terms, and
A. D. MARSH,
Bookseller and News Dealer.
City Rook Store,
No. 50 Main Street, 1'ostofih-e Building;.
No. 47 Main Street, up stairs.
Persons wixhing Pictures extxuti in tJu; latest
style of the Art, will call id tny Art Gallery.
A. W. MORGAN,
Probate Judge and Justice of the Peace
Office In Court House Buildine.
J. K. BEAR,
Agent for the M. U. Express Co., and
W. U. Telegraph Co.
No. 1 8 McPherson's Block.
C. W. WHEELER,
Sole agent for R. W. Smith's Patent Truss
Bridge The strongest and best wooden
bridge now in use.
KEIS WETTER & EIRSMAN.
Brownvllle City Bleat Market.
No. 60 Main Street.
TPitf pay the h hhest market price for good Reef
Cuttle, Calves, Sheep and Hogs.
BUSS A HUGHES.
Will fittend to the sale of Real and Personal
Property in tlie A'cmaha Land District. Terms
ALL AUOARD I
3 Ts i ? "m
Tiie EroTmvilla Transfer Line,
Under the management of
Is now Kenning Kegnlar Oiamlmsses from
Erownville to the Railroad Terminna
of tae Council Bluff sod St. Joseph Railroad,
At Ilortb. Star, Uo.,'
Two Kiles from Browuvills ana North tsr Ferry
Good Omnibtisses. Close Con&ctxos.r
SO-tf Clargcs Iloierate.
I: - PC
LABI'S S., IE
REAL ESTATE AGENTS.
cIiablh o. porsey.
Att'y at Law.
CEOROE W. lOBSZ?
. C.Q.& G. T7. DORSET,
REAL ESTATE AGENTS
Dealers in Xand "Warrants.
Day and Sell Real Estate and
. Lana lTarranis.
Select ds Locate GoT'enmieiit Loads'
ATTEND TO CONTESTED CASES IN THE
U. S. LAND OFFICE, AND j.
A large quantity of First Class Lands for
sale In Nemaha, Richardson, Pawnee, John
son and Gage Counties, Nebraska, to which
the attention of purchaser Is specially IbtIt
Tlrnrh OHoo BEATRICE, NEB.
in-ft-tf - .
J. H. SHOOK & BROS.,
Xf Ann fnMnrort n.nA Dealers In Native Lumber
of all kinds, lengths, breadtns ana inicitncss,
- - .AT .
NEMAHA COUNTY, NEBRASKA.
Tliev own and run one of the best Saw Mills
in the State, and will furnish.
3IECIIAIVICS AXD DUILDERS
with a bill of Lumber of best quality, on
bhort notice, at the Lowest Market Price. , -
Iath and Pickets
Always on hand for 6alc.
They also sell cheap at their store in HUls-
sfalAfill ufunlA 1 ITT U.I111 rLK?rit. IL11U
such articles as are In general U6e.
itememocr me pustnuss, mo mm, una iuc
JOHN L. CARSON,
r,.v.iniTii Tlnno-Vit oml Rnlrl rn nil th nrln-
ei pal cities. Also dealer in Gold and Silver
Coin, Gold Dust and
Deposits received, payable at sight. Inter
est paid on time deposits by special agree
ment. Taxes paid for non-residents.
All kinds of V. a. Bonos wantea.
CONFETION E It Y 1 1
No. 3 1 Cor. Main a 1st Sts. (opposite City Drag Store.
WILLIAM ALLEN, Proprietor.
Pies, Cakes, Fresli' Dread,
Confectionery, JLim ana
Constantly on Hand ! I
Fresh Bread Delivered Daily! !
First Class ramilyrionr Warranted.
Free Express runs for the benefit of my Customers.
WM. H. VALLEAU
IMPORTER - .
and Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
WINES AND IilQUGRS,
Ka's constantly on band a full stock of all kinds ol
Native and Foreign "Wines
A LSO, a full stock of
CIGARS MID TOBACCO
All of which he offers to the trade at rates low
enough to suit all. To those wishing liquors and
He extends a special invitation to call and see him,
knowing that be has all they want of the beat goods
lu the est and caa
A SAMPLE BOOM IN THE BEAR, WITH A
Supplied with the choicest brands of Wines, Liquors
FREE LUNCH AT ALL HOURS.""
Corner Zlain and 3d Streets,
BROWNVILLE- .. NEBRASKA.
Hrs. M. E. Bargis,
Fancy Goods and Notions,
Which she' will sell at reasonable prices.
She is constantly In receipt of New and Ele
gant Patterns for
Dress and Cloak Making,
to which she pays particular attention.
Tinting, Stamping, SUtoMns, Braid
ing, done to order.
VEIEELER & IIIWS
SEWING MACHINE !
' FIRST IRE3IItTI
at all the principle Fairs In the World. Ev
ery Macl tine warranted for three years. Ia
hLructions free. - :
1 OFFICE AT THE BAZAR. -
CX0C1XS, WATCHE3, :
No. 59 Hain Street, Bro-srn villa.
I :.: -. JOSEPH BHUTZ, ..'ic
m TTaa fit rwoviawl A n1 Will OOnKtantlV
V1P keep on hand a largr Rnd assorted
l-J-j , i rSU3C.it l (JtllUlUC jn "
TLpplyl-g of Clocks. Watches, and Jew
clry done on short notice
ALL WORK WAHRAyTLD.
ISerr arvd FasrIoaalile sioci. ol
..... i . - -
TrO SHODDY), Is now offered to the Public at
J, S. HETZEL S
ITo. 10 Hain Street,
, - whoU a - .
to the Interest of the public ; and having pur
chased my CLOTHING, (made under my own
superv ision) exclusively for cash, I can sell as
low. If not lower, than any
In the Town or County. I beg to call your
attention to my -
LARGE AND WEIX
selected stock of
Gent's Furnishing Goods,
as can bo
IN THE WEST.
Here is & chanco for the best burgalns, as I
have no dead stock on hand, all being entirely
new. The public are Invited to call and ex
amine for themselves,
' r - - -
where everything in, the Clothing lino can be
7s S.' HETZELe
THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 1869.
NEVUS. MIND. .
vTTiat's the use of always fretting
At the trials we shall find
Ever strewn along our pathway.
Travel on, and never mind,
Travel onward ; working:, hoping.
Cast no lingering look behind,
At the trials once encountered,
Look ahead and never mind.
. What Is past is past forever !
Let all tho fretting be resigned;
It will never help the matter
Do yocr best, and never mind.
And if those who might befriend you,
Whom the ties of nature bind,
Should refuse to do their duty.
Look to Heaven, and never mind
Friendly words are often- spoJcen
When the feelings are unkind ;
Take them for their real value, -
Pass them on, and never mind.
; Fate may threaten, clouds may lower,;
Enemies may be combined;
-If your trust in God U steadfast." -. '
He will help you; never mind.
CAXXIBALIS3I I- TIIE CARS.
BY MARK TWAIN.
. I visited St. Loui3 lately, and on
my way West, after changing cars at
Terre liaute, Indiana, a mild, benev
olent looking gentleman of about forty-five
or may bo fifty, came lh at one
of the way stations and sat down be
side me. We talked together pleas
antly on various subjects for an hour,
perhaps, and I found him exceedingly
interesting and entertaining. When
he learned that I was from Washing
ton, he immediately began to ask
questions about various public men,
and about Congressional affairs ; and
I saw very snortly tnat i was convers
ing with a man who was perfectly fa
miliar with the ins and outs of politi
cal life at the Capitol, even to the
wavs and manners and customs of nro-
eedure of Senators and Representa
tives in tne cnaniber of tne JNationai
Legislature. Presently two men lial t-
ed near us for a single moment, and
one said to the other:
Harris, If you'll do that forme, I'll
never forget you, my boy."
My new comrade s eyes lightened
pleasantly. The words had touched
upon a happy memory, I thought.
Tnen hi3 face settled into thoughtful
ness almost into gloom. He turned
to me and said :
Let me tell you a story let me
give you a secret chapter of my lift;
a chapter that has never been referred
to by me since its events transpired.
Listen, patiently, and promise that
youwill not interrupt me." .....
1 said jl, would not, and.ne related
the! following strange . adventure,
speaking sometimes with melancholy,
but always with feeling and earnest
THE STRANGER'S NARRATIVE. , '.
On tli a mth nf Dpopmbpr. 1S53'"T
started from St. Louis in the eveitin;;
bound train for Chicago. There were
only twenty-four passengers, all told
mere were no ladies, anu no cnuaren.
We were in excellent spirits, and
pleasant acquaintances were soon
formed. The journey bade fair to be
a happy one, and no individual in the
nnrrv t think, had pvn the vaujrest
presentiment of the horrors we were
soon to undergo.
At 11 Jr. M. it began to snow naru.
fihnrtlv affpr Ipjivins? the small village
of Weldon we entered upon that tre-
m t A 1 1.A A I .
mendous prairie sontuue irwu sireteii
es its leagues on leagues of houseless,
dreariness far away toward the Jubi
lee Settlements. The winds, unob
structed by trees or hills, or even va
grant rocks, whistled fiercely across
the level desert, driving the falling
snow before like spray from the cres
ted waves or a stormy sea. The snow
was deepening fast, and we knew by
me oemimsneo speeu 01 uie tram,
that the engin was plowing through it
with steady increasing difficulty. In
deed it almost came, to a dead halt
sometimes in the midst of great drifts
that nilpd themselves like colossal
graves across the track. Conversation
began to flag. Cheerfulness gave place
to grave concern. The possibility of
being imprisoned in the snow, on the
bieas prairie, nny mues irum uuv
liriuao nrpcontpfl itsplf to everv mind.
and extended its depressing influence
over every spirit.
At two o'clocK in tno morning i was
aroused out of an easy slumber by the
ceasing of all motion about me. The
appalling truth flashed upon me in
stantlywe were captives in a snow
drift! "All hands to the rescue."
Every man sprang to obey. Out into
the wild night, tne piteny uuikucss,
th hiiinwino- snow, the drivintr storm.
every soul leaped, with the conscious
ness that a moment lost now uugm
Lrin- Hptrnpt5on to US all. Shovels.
hands, boards anything, everything,
that could displace snow Was brought
into instant requisition. It was a
xccirtxi nirtnre. that small company of
frantic men lighting the bankiug
snows, half in the blackest shadow
and half in the angry light of the loco
One short hour sufficed to prove the
iittor usia1ps5tip34 nf our efforts. The
afnrni hnrrifndpd the track with a doz
en drifts while we dug one way. And
worse than tnis, it was uiscovereu
bat tho lnt crand charire the encrino
had made upon the enemy had broken
the fore and aitersnait 01 tne unving-
wheel! With a free track before us
tva chnnlil Iiavh still been helnless.
We entered the car wearied with labor,
and very sorrowful. We gathered
ahont, th ntovrs. and trravelv canvass
ed our situation. We had no pro vis-
ins whatever in this lay our cuiei
distress. We could not freeze, for
there was a irood6upply of wood in
the tender. This was our only com
fort.. The discussion ended at last in
accenting the dishearting decision of
the cunductor, viz: that it would be
death for any man to attempt to wayei
flity miles on loot turougn snow
tlmr. v oitnlii not send for heln. and
even if we could, it could not come.
We must submit aim await, as pa
tiently as we might succor or starva
tion ! I think the stoutest heart there
felt a momentary chill when those
words were uttered. .
Within n hour conversation subsi
ded to a low murmur here and there
about the car, caught fitfully between
the rising and falling of the blast;
the lamps grew dim ; and the majority
of the castaways settled themselves
among the flickering shadows to think
to forget the present if they.couM
Th pfprn-il nifj-ht it seemed eternal
trt na wnrp ita luf-TinC llOUra awav nt
last,' and the coldgray dawn broke In
the .rJast. As the light grew stronger
thfi rniinTr hp-run tn Rtir and ETive
signs of life, one after the other, and
each m turn pushed nis sioucneu iiut.
tin from hi forphpsnl. Stretched hi3
stiffened limbs, and glanced out at the
windowa upon the cheerless prospect.
It was cheerless indeedl not a living
hintr viciMa onuwhplf not ft hlimnn
V. , AAfc.W U I ' . , '
habitation : nothing but a vast white
desert; upliited sheets 01 snow unit
ing hither and thither before the wind
a world of eddvin 2 flakes shutting
out the firmament above1.' ' '
11 T i r In U 1 ') !Y '
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All day we moped about the cars,
saying little, thinking much. Anoth
er lingering, dreary night asd hun
ger. Another dawning another day of
silence, sadness wasting hunger, hope
less watching for succor that could
not come. A night of restless slumber,
filled with dreams of feasting wa
kings, distressed with the gnawing of
The fourth came and went and the
fifth ! Five days of dreadful imprison
ment! A sava?o hunger looked out
at every eye. There was in it a sijrn
of awful import the foreshadowing of
a something that was vaguely shaping
itself into every heart a something
which no tongue dared yet to frame
into words. .
The sixth day passed th a seventh
dawned upon us gustr and haggard,
a hopeless a company of men as ev
er stood in the shadow of death. It
must oat now! That thing hal been
growing up in every heart was ready
to leap from every lip at last I Nature
had been taxed to the utmost she
must yield ! Richard H. Gaston, of
Minnesota, tall, cadaverous and pale
rose up. All prepared every emotion,
every semblance of excitement was
smothered only a calm, thoughtful
seriousness appeared in the eyes that
were lately so wild. .
'Gentlemen, it cannot be delayed
longer! The time is at hand! We
must determine which of us shall die
to furnish food for the rest!"
Mr. John J. Williams, of Illinois,
rose and said: 'Gentlemen, I nomi
nate the Rev. James Sawyer, of Ten
nessee. . ,
Mr. William B. Adams, of Indiana,
said : "I nominate Mr. Daniel Slote,
of New York.
Mr.. Charles J. Langdon "I nomi
nate Mr. Samuel A. Bo wen, -of St.
Mr. Slote "Gentlemen, I desire to
decline in favor of Mr. John A. Van
Nastrand, Jr., of New Jersey.".
Mr. Gaston "if there be no objec
tion, the gentleman's desire will be
Mr. Van Nastrand objecting, the
resignation of Mr. Slote, was rejected.
The resignations of Messrs. Sawyer
and Bowen were also offered, and
refused on the same grounds.
Mr. A. Li. Bascom, of Ohio "I move
that the nominations now close, and
that the house proceed to election by
Mr. Sawyer "Gentlemen, I protest
earnestly against these proceedings".
They are, in every way, irregular and
unbecoming. 1 mus.t beg to move
that they be dropped at once, and that
we elect a chairman of the meeting
and proper officers to assist him, and
then we can go on with the business
before us understanding'."
Mr. Belknap. otOhio "Uentiemctf,
I object. This is no time to stand upon
forms and ceremonious observances.
For more than seven days we have
been without food. Every moment
we lose in idle discussion increases
our distress. I am satisfied with the
nominations that have been made
every gentleman present is, I believe
and I, for one, do not see why we
should not proceed at once to elect
one or more of tlvem. I wish to offer
a resolution "
Mr. Gaston "It would be objected
to. and have to lie over one day under
the rules, thus brinirins: about the very
delay you wish to avoid. Tho gentle
man irom JN ew J ersey ' '
Mr. Van rsastrand "Gentlemen, 1
am a stranger among you ; I have not
sought tho distinction that has been
conferred upon me, and I feel a deli
cacy." Mr. Morgan, or Alabama "i move
the previous question."
The motion was carried, anuiurtner
debate shut off of course. The motion
to elect officers was passed, and under
it Mr. Gaston was chosed Chairman,
Mr. Blake, Secretary, Messrs. Hol
comh. Dver and Baldwin a committee
on Nominations, and Mr. R. II. How-
land, Surveyor to assist tne committee
in making selections.
A recess of half an hour was then
taken and some little caucusing fol
lowed. At the sound of the gavel the
meeting reassembled, and the commit
tee reported in favor of Messrs. George
Furguson of Kentucky, Lucien Her
mann of Louisiana and W. Messlck,
of Colorado, as Candidates. The re
port was accepted.
Mr. Rogers of Missouri "Mr. Pres
ident. The report being properly be
fore the house now, I move to amend
it by substituting for the name of Mr.
Hermann that of Mr. Lucius Harris,
of St. Louis, who is well and hon
orably known to us all. I do not
wish to bo understood as casting the
least reflection upon the high charac
ter, and standing of the gentleman
from Louisiana far from it. I respect
and esteem him as much as any gen
tleman nere present possibly can ; but
none qjf us can be blind to the fact that
he has lost more flesh during the week
we have laid here than any among
you, none of us can be blind to the
fact that, the committee has been di
relect in its duty either through neg
ligence or a graver fault, in thus offer
ing our suffrages to a gentleman, who,
however pure his motives may be, has
really less nutriment in him "
The Chairman "The gentleman
from Missouri will take his seat. The
chairman cannot allow the integrity
of the committee to be questioned save
by the regular course, under the rules.
What action will the house take upon
the gentleman's motion?"
Mr. Halliday, of Virginia "I move
to further amend the report by sub
stituting Mr. Harvey Davi3, of Oregon,
for Mr. Heseick, -It may be urged by
gentleman that tho hardships and
privations of a frontier life have ren
dered Mr. Davi3 tough ; but, gentle
men, is this a timo to cavil at tough
ness? Is this & time to be fastidious
concerning trifles? Is this a time to
dispute about matters of paltry signifi
cance ? No, gentlemen ; bulk is what
we desire substance, now talent,
not genius, not education. I Insist up
on my motion."
Mr. Morgan (excitedly.) '"Mr.
Chairman, I do most strenuously ob
ject to the amendment. The gentle
man from Oregan is old, and further
more was bulky only in bone not in
flesh. I ask the gentleman from Vir
ginia if it be soup we want instead of
solid substance? If he would delude
us with shadows ? If he would mock
our sufferings with an Oregonlan spec
tre? I ask him if he can look upon
the anxious faces around him, if he
can listen to the beating of our ex
pectant hearts, and still thrust this
famine sicken fraud upon us? I ask
himi if he. can think of our desolate
state, of our pa3t sorrows, of our dark
future, and still unpityingly foist upon
us this wreck, this ruin, this tottering
swindle, this gnarled and blighted
and sapless vagabond from Oregon's
inhospitable shores ? Never!" Ap
plause, The amendment was put to vote,
after a fiery debate, and lost. Mr.
Harris: was substituted on the first
amendment.' The ballot thea tegan.
Five ballots were held without a
choice. Oa the sixth, Mr. Harris was
electecf, alT voting for him but himself.
It was then moved that hi3 election
should be ratified by acclamation
which was lost, in conscquenco of his
again voting against himself.
Mr. Radway moved that tho 'house
new take up the- remaining candi
dates, and go Into election for break
fast. This was carried.
On the first ballot there was a tie,
half tho members favoring one candi
date on account of his youth, and half
favoring the other account of his
superior size. The President gave the
casting vote for the latter, Mr. Messick.
This decision created considerable dis
satisfaction among the friends of Mr.
Furguson, the defeated candidate,
and there was some talk of demanding
anew ballot; but in the midst of it a
motion to adjourn was carried, and
the meeting broke up at oace.
The preparation for supper diverted
the attentioa of tbe Furgrjsoa faction
from the discussion of their grievances
for a long time, aid then, when they
would" have taken It up again, the
happy announcement that Mr. Harris
was ready drove all thought of it to
the winds. '
" We improvised tables by propping
up the backs of our seat3, and sat down
with: hearts full of gratitude to the
finest supper that had blessed our via
ins for seven torturing days, now
changed we were from what wo had
been a few short hours before ! Hope
less, sad eyed, misery, hunger, fever
ish , anxic ty, d cs perat i on , th o nt ha n k
fulness, 8erenityrjoy too deep for ut
terance now. ' That I know was the
cheeriest hour of my eventful life.
The winds howled, and blew the
snow wildly about our prison house,
but they wero powerless to distress us
any more. I liked Harris. He might
have been better done, perhaps, but I
am free to say that no man ever agreed
with me better than Harris, or offered
me so largo a degree of sati3faction.
Messick was very well, though rather
high flavored; but for genuine nutrl
tiousness and delicacy of fibre, give
me Harris. Messick had his good
points I will not attempt to deny it.
nor do I wish to do it but he was no
more fitted for breakfast than a mum
my would be, sir not a bit. Lean?
wiiy bless me ! and tough ! Ah he
was Very tough f You could not im
agine it you could never Imagine
anything like it." . .
"But do you mean to tell me that"
, "Do not interrupt me, please : Af
ter breakfast we elected a man by the
namo" of Walker, from Detroit, for
supper. He was very good. I wrote
his wife so afterward. He was worthy
of all praise. I shall always remem
ber talker. He was a little rare,
but very good. And, 'then, in the
morning we had Morgan,' of Alabama,
for breakfast. He was one of the finest
men I ever sat down to handsome,
educated, refined, spoke several lan
guages fluently, he wa3 a perfect gen
tleman, and singularly juicy. For
supper we had that Oregon patriarch,
and ho was a fraud, there is no ques
tion about it old, scraggy, tough
nobody can picture the reality, I fi
nally said, "Gentlemen, yon can do as
you please, but I will wait for another
election." When you elect a man who
has something to. recommend him, I
will be glad to join you again "
It soon became evident that there
was general dissatisfaction with Davis,
of Oregon, and so as to preserve, the
good will that had prevailed so pleas
antly since we had Harris, nn election
was called, and the result of it was
that Baker, of Georgia, was choaen.
He was splendid. Well, well -; After
that we had Doolittle, and Hawkins,
and McElroy (there was some com
plaint about McElroy, becanse ho wa.
uncommonly short and thin,) and
Penrod and two Smiths, and Baily,
(Baily had a wooden leg, which was
clear loss, but he was otherwise good,)
and nn Indiari boys and an organ
grinder, and n gentleman by the name
of BuQkminster-ft poor stick of a vag
abond, that was'nt any good for com
pany and no account for breakfast.
We were glad we got him elected be
fore relief came. -
"And so the blessed relief did come
at last?" ' ' .
:"Yes; it came one bright Summer
niorning,' Just after election. John
Murphy was the choice,'' and there
never was a better, lam willing to
testify ; but John Murphy came homo
with us in the train to succor U3, and
lived to marry the widow Harris "
"Relict of h
"Relict of our first choice. Ho mar
ried her, and it respected and prosper
ous yet. Ah, it was like a novel, sir,
it was like a romance. This is uiy
stopping place, sir. I must bid you
good-bye. Any time you can make it
convenient to tarry a day or two with
me, I shall be glad to have you. I
like you, sir, I have onceived an af
fection for you. I could like you as
well ss I liked Harris himself, sir.
Good-day,- sir, and a pleasant jour
ney." He was gone. I never felt ho stun
ned,' so distressed, so bewildered in
my life'. But in my soul I was glad he
was gone. With all his gentleness of
manner and Iiis'soft voice, I shud
dered whenever he turned his hungry
eye upon me; and when I heard that
I had achieved his perilous affection,
and that I stood almost with the late
Harris in his esteem, my heart fairly
I was bewildered beyond descrip
tion. I did not doubt his word ; I
could not question a single Item in a
statement so stamped with tho ear
nestness or truth &s his; but Its dread
ful det&ila overpowered me; and threw
my thoughts into hopeless confusion.
l saw the conductor looking at me,
I said : "Who is that man?"
"He wa3 a memberof Congress once !
and a good one. But he got caught in
a snow drift in the cars, and liked to
have been starved to death. He got so
frost-bitten and frozen up generally,
and used up for something to eat, that
he was sick and out of his head two or
three month3 afterwards; He is all
right now, only he is a monomaniac,
and when he gets on the old subject
he nevco stops till he eats up that
whole car load of people he talks about.
He would have finished the crowd by
this time, only he had to get out here.
He has got their names as pat as A B
C. When he gvts'them all eaten up
but himself he says : Then the hour
for the usual election for breakfast
having arrived, and there being no
objections offered, r resigned. Thus I
am here.' " . : t
I felt inexpressibly relieved to know
that I had only been listening to the
harmless vagaries of a madmau, in
stead of the genuine experiences of a
bloodthirsty cannibal. i . ; .
Professor Carl Neuman, of Muni-h.
claims to have discovered from theChi
neseyear books that a number of Budd
hist priesU entered the American Con
tinent by Alaska a thousand years
before Columbu3, and thoroughly ex
plored the Pacini borders. "
EaowxviLLX II t s zz -. l r: v ;t 1
The Neru-ba County ..:..:'s Ay
gociatlaa rr.-;: f.cer-'ir ; to r rev! : : i r !
Journmcnt; called j ctIzt Ij t:. j
President; exerclc-c rr.cl wi'lx
prayer by Prtf. J. 21. riclleu.ia. Ii
was moved and carrll thr. t wh?a tba
Association adloum, it iI.-Jl c-'Joura
to meet at London oa the flr.-.i FriJLxy
in March. It was a'.o moved tr.J.
carried that a committor of thrcj ta
appointed tpr ar-2 a pnrnrr'.Tr.r: 2 f,r
the next regular m?tit:. Thee
mitt?e consisted of Prof. J. M. McII';n
zie, Prof. Moore and F. M. LVninny.
It was moved and supporteJ that thj
proceeding of this meeting bt pub
lished with the programme. Mttloa
to adjourn. The Association then ad
journed to meet at tho above tia &zl
place specified. -
IiAAC BLACK, Pre?.
F. M. Williams, Sec.
Order of exercises for the meeting cf
tho Teacher's Association cf Nemaha
County. tt be hol-'Jca at Lcun,
March Cth and Cth, IxTJ.
Prayer and Music. Essay by Henry
Roberta- Discussion : "is a unifor
mity of Text Books in our schaclj d-
sirabJe.and hsw shall such a unl.'r
mity be best secured?" Geo. B MocrV
and F. M. Deninny. Music.
Prayer and Music. IU,ay by i
Amid Morchcad. DLscuasI-ju: 11: '-x
of inspiring pupiU with e.thu-::r
in study, and cultivating Latv.j cf
self-reliance. Isaso Blick ani F. M...
Williams. Music. .
Essav bv Mrs. J. M. TJcXmilo. l-i-:
say by Miss Lilly V M Lt : a.'
Discussion : Manner cf con Jnctir!-
recitation generally, and how to pre
vent irnperi'oct lessons. Dr. Grciv and '.
J. W. Henton. Musle. -
Method of teaching mental fi.rithrr.e
tic illustrated by Prof. J. M. Melon-'
Will Prof. P. M. Martin p!cre tika
charge of the musical part cf tho exer
cises, and furnish music for th occa
sion? We. have assigned trro persons tn
each, discussion, but expect all teach
ers and all friends of education pres
ent, to take part In the dLseusoiou,
F. M. Dkninny, )
J, M. McKenzic, Committer. '
Geo. B. Moore, J . ;
; , International Postage. ".
. Cablo dispatches state that the ays-,
tern of penny postage between Grt?at
Britlaa and this country is advocated
by a large number cf the members of
the new British Parliament ; that a
memorial, signed by hundred of,
members of Parliament, has been pre
sented to Reverdy Johnson, reques
ting hira to urge the American Gov-,
ernmeut to adopt a system of penny
postage between the 1 nitcd States and
Great Britain r anti that the. London. '
Times prints the memorial and com--ments
This is gratifying news to Postmas
ter General Randall, who favor3 cheap
, rates of interuatioaal postage. Ia ne-'
gotiating the present postal convention
with Great Britain, which went into 5
operation on the first cf January, la
'stantf the United States clee proposed
and urged a further reductlou ct tho
international letter rate of postage, .
but without success, the British olc "
declining any reduction.
1 Important reductions of postaga to
Great Britain and countries on tho,
continent of Europe, amounting to
one-half of the rates previously
charged, have been mado by recent
postal conventions with those coun
tries, and Postmaster General Ran-,
dull is ready and anxious to further
reJcco the present rates of postage to
tliif lowest practicable standard.
Members of Parliament and othcr3
who favor this important postal re
form should therefore memorialize
their own Government on the subject,
as the opposition of the British oflleu
to a cheaper rate of postage Is the only
obstacle to the accomplishment of
their object. Wcwhington Chronicle.
The White Pine mines of Nevada
are tho newest sensation in . mining
circles. , A correspondent in the metro
polis of this Golconda, known as Trea
sure City fwher? water dl for ten '
centsaglass) gives tho following inter-
esting particulars in regard to the new
lam now in the White Pine coun
try. I have been looking at the mines,
and I must say they look well. Somu
of them yield almo-t pure tilvcr, tho
best rock paying about S-UCx) pr ton.
There seems to bo plenty of it, but J
have sceu nothing that looks like a '
regular ledsre or vein. I have beca ia
all the townn Shennantowny Hamil
ton and Treasure City. They all
seem to be lively places, but I think
Hamilton will be the principle busi
ness il ace. It U verv cold nnd thn
snow is' from four to six. inches deep.
T A ... A. ' A . . . .
ii is no nine to como ro tr. place
now. -Tell "emigrants or gold seekera
to stay at home until April unless they
have live or six hundred dollars they
can afford to lose. I like the place, and
think there is a big opening to'mako
money. I consider this the best coun
try the nun shines on for th poor
man, and just a3 good for the rich.
The New York Trilunc V.ja nn ar
ticle on advertising as a means of keep
ing business men afloat In theae uncer
tain times, which concludes with thL
most excellent advise: -'Bt ure of
one thing; whatever you have to
sell," there are many j)copIe ready to
buy, even ia the most depressed sea
sons. Find them out; show them
your wares; persuade them to buy of
vou rather than any other. When
buyers are reluctant, sellers must b
active. It is neither cheap nor aensibln
to tit still behind your counter and
wait for tho bustle of trade to revive.
Wheu business is dull, that Is tho
time to advertise. In the first place,
that is when you most need to adver-'
Use ; and in the second pia?e, that Is
when people devote the most timo to
reading the newspapers, and when
your advertisement, corcqucatIy, ij
most generally seea." .
Judge Miller, of the United SUU
Circuit Court, ha3 made adecisiouthat
will have an important effect upon fer
ry 'companies. He decides that no
State has the power to grant the exclu
sive right of operating ferric on nnr
rivers. ThU rather demolishes tho
theory that an individual or company )
may obtain a charter to the exclusive
use of a given number of miles of river I
crossing, ana men uo as they please, i
and prevent any other person from j
Interiering with them. It will put
ferry companies upon their good beha
Brighara Young has telegraph wire
leading to hi3 office and V-onr.ecting
with every hamlet in UUh a line o
miles long. Every sttt -euic-nt of half
a dozen houses ha3a telegraph ofca
with female Haint operators, and lit
t hare cf a Bishop of tho Jlormi'i
j Church, who' can report at any tim
; ul! that taUos placo to Youcg. Froua
; tuo i'vu:e oEieo in feait itako City,
' Ukit the watchman in the fir tckir-
4 v:ph,'Brigh:irri may give an order or
ring an,, alarm Uulil to New Mexico.
Some corn has boeu raided in S.inBJ
go county, Cal.,tho eary of which hiv
been pronounced by the editor of a ri
per in that section to be as lor. g Mb:
own, which decislca wi ccn;i i-:r. 1
compliment to tlia corn.
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