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BROWN VILLE, NEBRASKATHURSDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1869.
VOL. U. NO. 8.
" BWETT i- NEWMAN.
- 1 1 K WETT A NEWMAN,
ATTORNEYS r COUNSELORS AT UW,
othce. No. 7, ycPnerson Block, up stairs.
UPSET FEN"fc.-.,T . rrwaT.-TJ
W. T. ROGER.
ATTORNEY V COI NSKLOKS AT LAW.
1 Ollice In Court llouno liuildin.
u rn rive dihirent attention to luiy legal business
......i.-! to their care. 3-tfJ
rnn a riir.TlV
,.., and Counselor tt Law, and
CO 'General Land Agent,
Teeumxeh, Johnson Coonty, Nebraska.
J. N. REYNOLDS,
Attorney sod Counselor at Law,
(ichi-Vno. Q, Reynolds Hotel.
Kt'riat Law Solicitors In Chancery,
" ' otiiee in District Court Room.
"THOMAS A BROAD Y,
WM. H. McLENNAN,
Attorner and Counselor at Law,
A " ,Lu City, Nebraska.
,,.,, at Law and Land icentl,
Attorner at Law and Land Agent.
nmce In Court House, 11 rut-door, vrest Bide.
Tl V PF.Rk'IXS.
A ' . - .
Attorner and Counselor at Law,
Tccumseli, Johnson Co., Neb.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
I'nwiife City, Pawnee Co., Neb.
N. K. GRIOGS
ittomer at Law A- Heal Kstate Agent,
liitrlc-p, tinge County, Nebraska.
S. COWLES, M. P..
Homeapie Physician, Surgeon and
A crartuate of Cleveland Collet. Office at llauk
EViap si'U.rerooni. special attention given
t iZZZ of Women andlhiidren.
W. H. KIMBKRI.IV, M. D.
PHYSICIAN ASl)Sl KE03i TO A KB.
K VB AM) K All IS KIM 31 Alt Y.
Or no Over Pout Ollice.
tirnca lioi hm-7 a.m. to 6 r.u.
H. C. TlirRMAN,
PHYSICIAN AMI M Ht.rON,
n-lxu ,! Mhiu SUvet, one door went ofPeu
ser no SUop. Odice hours from 7 to 11 a. ru. and
lto 4 p g; . tJ" y-
H. L, MATHEWS,
PHYSICIAN ASU SIKGEOS.
Uilice No.5I Main Street.
C. E. STEWART, M. D.,
PHYSICIAN AM StRUEOX,
vjtu-e No. a 1 Main Street,
(vyw Hur,-7 to MA. M., and It 2 and 6 to
R. V. HUGHES,
, Keal Estate Agent and Justice of
' 0:tkj in Coui l House, liit door, vctside.
" BARRET A LETT,
Land A cent A La ud W arrant Brokers.
No. HI Main Street.
Will attend to pitying Taxvt jttr Xon-reident.
" Pa-tonal atUtUion given to rnaktng xK-ofiwu.
JxpuIa, improved and unimproved, Jor talc vn
WM. II. HOOVER,
JUal Estate and Ti Paying Agent.
(Jifii-e in District Court Room.
Kill owe prompt attention to the tale of Real
;itM and Jtiyuutit of Tauei throughout tte
.Aemdui hand IMtirict.
,LAXX and tax payino agent.
U lU Hend to the IXiyincnt of Taxet jor Xon
ilcMviiul IauuI owner in Semaha Cbutity.
WM. T. DEN.
IThvUuaie and lit tail Healer in
firmer ml Mrrc handier, and Commission
and .Kor war til ug Dlcrtlisut,
JSu. J Mam Street.
Com J'latv, J'lw, Slovvt Furniture, Ac,
silwuyM on haivL Il.(ihtnt mark it price paid for
Jhdra, 1'eUt, Fur uud Vutuvtry J'roduce.
V. E. JOHNSON CO.
Dealers ia (General Merchandise,
No. ga Mcl'iirK?i Bloek, Main St.
XATUA X '. ii&EKX, I'l'.OPRIETOR,
t UL iluLu fLreet, Jirownville.
Bt accuuimiidliiirs la the city. New House,
wly lurswiiea is Ute heart ol' business part ol
nr. Lu ery stahl cuni-menl. 4o-Wm
WT- TJiVtX.S. FaoruiETo.
Opxjitt Uf Li' Ptit.PiiClps Oiy, Missouri.
Jut juod ao.:oujiuiiluou iujd good siabling are
otrruacan be bad in the West. l-'yJ
L. D. ROIUON- Proprietor.
Front SU, betMeJi Maiu and Water.
A good Feed aud Lioary Stable i connection
D. IL LEWIS A CO.,
urn -jrutnun re holla day a CO.
, ' W hfUttnie u.ud Jo-tail Oeatm t
Ormga, Mcdtciasea, Paints, Oils,
No. 41 AXaxn .Street.
MoCREERY A XICKELL,
JTttoletale afui lirlail JealT l
Drug. Io" allpanes- , Stationery
No 3-i MaiuStnvf.
BOOTS AND SHOES.
CHARLES H ELMER.
- BOOT AM) allOK MAKER,
Ha on hand m superior stock of Hoots and
Vnttom Wrk kr sraA ncatnru and
- BOOT AM) SHOE MAKER,
Hai on hand a oovd amortment of Gent',
lr. ir,.' - u.y nhiljiren' Boot ami Shoe
VUMtom M'r dome u-Uh nratnes and difpatcfi.
RrMiiriM(i don on thnrt notice. m
SH ELLEN BE RG ER BRO'S.,
Kaaafaeturera V IleaJera In Tinware.
N J. 4 Main SU, McPherson s Block.
Stne Hardware, Carpenter' TooU, lilack
rnuh Furnuhina, Ac, constantly on hand.
JOHN C DEUSER.
Dealer In Stoves, Tinware, Pumps, .,
" No. 7I Main Street.
JOHN W. MIDDLETON,
&ARXESS, BRIDLES, COLLARS, Etc.
No. 64 Mitin StrecU
JTWps and Lathe of every detcrtption, and
MUuterxng Hair, kept on hand. JUh paid for
r J. 1L BAUER,
' rMau.ufuirrr nnd ftfalrr in
UAttX Vss, BH1DLKS, COLLARS, Etc.
No. P. Main street.
Wrfino dnnt to wifT, K,tt:fi-1itn TimrnnteetX.
JOSEPH HUDDARD A CO.,
No. 47 Main Street.
The bft Wines and Liquors kept on hand.
' ' R. C BERGER, .
ALKAMBRA UlLLIAUO SALOON,
Te b Wuv uti r.t.(noe- esiauUy on hand.
GEO. G. START A PRO.,
"EALEttS IS GRAIN, PRODUCE, Ac.
Tlie btiihest market price )ai i for anything
e armcr can raisa. We will buy audscll
Trj thinR known U the market.
WORTTIING A WIIXX1X,
Btarage, Forwarding and Commission
..-t Dealer in all kind of ifrain, for which
tte ITi'ihett J irir VtVv in ( iuih.
, A. D. MARSH.
'lOXEEtt liOObl AND NEWS DEALER,
Vity Hook Store,
Xo. so Main strc-L
BLISS A HrOHI-S,
H dl aiu-nd to ine talc of Jirul and J'ertonal
y'tyrrty ,,t the Xetaaha Land DUtricL Trrmt
C. W. WHEELER,
Tl 12 1 ft i ni:ii.iT'T?
agnt for R. W. Smith's Patent Tnss
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i.-iV"'- Ae siroti.
:est and befct wootlen
J. W. & J. C. fJHWJN, ,
V:ii. In ln u :niij Atiantic.
r'ifl "J""! ''''' t'j Urd-T, '!' ,'(;, tnttr.
CITY BAKERY AMI CONFECTIONERY.
NACE A HANSEN. Pkoi'kiktohs.
No. 31 Main street, opiKislte City Iirug Store.
Pies, Cakes, Fresh Breiid, Conlectionery, Light
and Fancy Groceries, constantly on hand.
Bakery, Confectionery and Toy Store.
No. 40 Main Street.
Freth Bread, Cake. Oyster, Fruit, etc., on hand
J. P. DEUSER,
Dealer In Confectioneries, Toys, etc.
No. 44 Main Street.
JAS. C. McNAUGIITON,
Notary Public and Conveyancer.
Office In Carson's Bank, Brownvllle, Neb.
E. E. EBRIGHT.
Notary Public and Conveyancer,
And agtnt for the Equitable and American
Tontine Life Insuranee Companies. 5-tf
A. W. MORGAN,
Probate Judge and Justice of the Peace
Office In Court House Bn 11 ding.
MRS. J. M. GRAHAM,
TEACHER OK MUSIC.
Rooms, Main, Iet 1th A 5th Sts.
Ltuon (riven on the Piano, Organ, Mtlodton,
Guitar and Vocalization. Having nod tight year
experience a teacher of Mutic in Neva York U
confident af giving tatitfaciion.
Ao. 6 a Main A?rert,
Have on hand a splendid stock of Goods,
and will make them up in the latest styles,
on short notice and reasonable terms.
BOUNTY CLAIM AGENTS.
ED. D. SMITH,
V. S. WAR CLAIM AGENT,
Washington City, D. C
Will attend to the prosecution of claims be
fore the Department iu ierson, for Additional
liountv. Ruck Vay and Pensions, and all
claims accruing against the Government du
ring the late war. 4-IT
CHARLES O, IKIRKKr.
Alt y at Law.
OEOROK W. DOBSEY.
C. G. & G. W. DORSEY,
REAL ESTATE AGENTS
Dealers in Land Warrants.
Uuy and Sell Ucnl Kslafeaud
Select & Locate Government Lands.
ATTEND TO CONTESTED CASES IN THE
U. S. LAND OFFICE, AND
A larsre quantity of First Class Lands for
sale In Nemaha, Richardson, Pawnee, John
son and Gage Counties, Nebra-ska, to which
the attention of purchasers Is specially Invi
NEW STEAM FERRY
II Mi; '":" I ,
The Brownvillo ierry Company
have now running between
Nortli Star and helps City, . Mo.,
the new and commodious Steam Ferry
MARY J. AIUJOLD!
TIII8 BOAT is entirely new, with
power and capacity to cross everything
that may come in nny weather.
. t l Ut.i r r till. T Jt Tli I i H-
trtel this b the le-t f.oint. This boat is especially
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nttefl tip w ensurv imi-i. on nB"iin......jv
cattle pons are already erect el at the .St. Joe. l. K.
lHit at l'helpa Citv. We can insure the travelma;
public that all in our power shull he done to moke
tills the most reiiauie ci-ussiukuu iuc.iiiii ... v.
BROWN VILLE FERRY CO.
LOUIS W ALDTEER.
' T H K ' PIONKKB,
' Is fully prepared to do all klns of ; : t
Gutldtng, Glaxlng, PaperUanglng, Ac.
LANNON A 1IENT0N,
u rv. c it s 3i iwx ii s .
,. ... Foot of Main St.,
BROWN YILLE, NEBRASKA.
TTTnTTT.Ti inform flip nnlilif thnt thev
Wv - ' . - - - - v
are prepared to do all kinds of Custom
Work. For Shoeing Hones ana ironing oi xmif
ciiH tliv have the lnK-it imnroved nincliiiiery
ItRMS t'ASH. ;tve them a call when you want
prompt ana auraDie won ounc. j--yj
Stri'ZTXsrziriiritf jxf lat-
The BroTrnville Transfer Line,
under tlie mauagenieut of
I now Roanioi; Regular Omnibus es from
Brownvllle to the Railroad Terminua
iif the Cosncil BlvfTs snd St. Joseph Rsilroad,
At Nortli Star, Ilo.,
Two Miles from Browurille and Xorlh Si r Kerry
Gesd Omr.IT)Tisc'?. CIgsc Connection
ClinrCes MoJeinle. ' .'-H
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UESITED STATES HAILS.
POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT,
Washisotox, October 30, 169.
PROPOSALS will be received at the
Contract Office of this Department until
3 p, m. of March 30, 1870, for conveying the inallH of
me Lnneu Mates irom juiy l, 1870. to Jane :tu, 1874,
in the Slate of IS ebracka, on the routes and by the
schedules of departures and arrivals herein speci
fied. leclsions announced by April 20, 1870.
From Omaha, bv Gilmore, Chicago, Primrose,
Valley, Fremont, Timbervllle, North Bend, Schuy
ler, Eldorado. Columbus, Cherry Hill, Silver tJlcn.
Clarksville, Lone Troe, Chapman, Grand Island
Station, Wood River, Fort Kearney, Kearney City.
Mct'herson, North Platte, Cottonwood Sprinm,
bidnev, Pine Bluff, Cheyenne, Sherman, Laramie
t'ity,.WyominK, lxkout, Medicine Bow, Carbon,
Percy, Fort Fred. Steele, Rawlins's Spring, Bitter
CreeK, Point of Rocks, Green River City, Brvan,
Granger, Carter. Bridger Station, Piedmont Wah
satch. Echo City, Morgan, Uintah. Ofden, Hot
Srings, t'orinne, Promontory Point, (Utah.) 104 4-10
miles and back, twice dallv.
From Omaha, by Rellevue, Laramie Mills, Platts
mouth. Rock Bluff's, Lewistown, Three Groves,
Union. "Wyoming. Nebraska City, Peru.Brown ville,
Nemaha City, Aspin wall. Saint lieroin, Williams
ville, Arago. HilLsdale, Falls City, Kulo, Nohart,
White Cloud, Iowa Point, Highland, and Walnut
Grove, to Troy, 134 miles and back, Bix times a
Leave Omaha daily, except Sunday, at 8 a m :
Arrive at Troy third day by 8 a. m. (48 hours);
Leave Troy Iiaily, except Sunday, at 8 a. m.;
Arrive at Omaha third day by 8 a. m. (48 hours).
From Omaha, by Florence. Fort Calhonn, Yasoo,
DeSoto, Blair. Cummings City. Modail. Tekamah,
Silver Creek, Decatur, Omaha Agency, Winnebago,
Dakota City, and Woodbury (Io.,) to Sioux City (Io.,)
87 miles and back, six times a week.
Leave Omaha daily, except Sundav, at 5 a. m.;
Arrive at Sioux City next davs by 10 p. m.;
Ieave Sioux City daily, except Sunday, at 6 a. m.;
Arrive at Omaha next days by 10 p. m.
No. 14404 '
From Bellevue, by Lisbon, Plattford, and Xenia,
to Forest City, 28 miles and back, once a week.
Leave Bellevue Friday at 7 a. m.;
Arrive at Forest City by 4 p. m.:
Leave Forest City Saturdayy at 7 a. m.;
Arrive at Bellevue by 4 p.m.
From Platfc:mouth, by Glendale and South Bend,
to Ashland, 'X', miles and back, once a week.
Leave Plattsmouth Monday at 7 a. m.;
Arrive at Ashland by 4 p. m.;
Leave Ashland Tuesday at 7 a m.;
Arrive at Plattsmouth by 4 p. m.
From Plattsmouth, by Eight Mile Grove, Weep
ing Water, Elm wood, Stevens' Creek,. Lincoln, and
Middle Creek, to Mill'ocd, so miles and back, three
times a week to Lincoln, 45 miles, and once a week
Iave Plattsmouth Tuesday, Thursday, and Sat
urday at 0:30 p. ru.;
Arrive at Lincoln by 12 night;
Leave Lincoln Monday, Wednesday and Friday
at 8 a, in.;
Arrive at Plattsmouth by 8 p. m
Leave Lincoln Tuesday at 8 a. m.;
Arrive at Milford by 7 p. m.;
Leave Milford Thursday at 8 a. m.;
Arrive at Lincoln by 7 p. m.
From Three Groves, by Mount Pleasant and Cen
tre Valiey. to Weeping Water, 16Ji miles and back,
.Leave Three Groves Saturday at 6 a. m.;
Arrive at Weeping Waler at"l2 m.;
Leave Weeping Water Saturday at 2 p. m.;
Arrive at Three Groves bv 8 p. m.;
From Union, by Factoryvllle. to Avoca. 12 miles
and back, once a week.
Leave Union Saturday at 7 a. m.; ,
Arrive at Avoca by 11 a. m.;
Leave Avoca Saturday at 12 m.;
Arrive at Union by 4 p. m.
From Bartlett City, by Wyoming, to Lincoln City.
55 miles mid back, once a week.
Leave Bartiett City Monday at 6 a m,;
Arrive at Lincoln City next day by 12 m.;
Leave Lincoln City Wednesday at 6 a m;
Arrive at Bartlett City next day by 12 m.
From Nebraska City, by Wilson, Nursery Hill,
Emerson, Palmyra, Paisley, and Rebecca.' to Lin
coln, 67 miles and back, daily.
Leave jNebraska City daily at 8 a m;
Arrive at Lincoln by 8 p in;
Leave Lincoln daily at a m;
Arrive at Nebraska City by 8 p m.
From Nebraska City by Rich's Ford, (local.) He
lena, Bryson, und Hooker, to Beatrice, 70 miles and
back, three times a week.
Liv Nebraska Citv Monday. Wednesday and
Friday altta m;
Arrive at Beatrice next days by 6 pm;
Leave Beatrice Monday. Wednesday and Friday
at 6 a m;
Arrive at jebraska City next days by 6 pm.
Projxsal3 to extend service by Blue Springs and
Otoe Agency, to Marysville. as miles, invited.
JNO. 14 1
From Nebraska City by Bartlett's Mills, (local.)
Snyder's, (IochI,) Met 'hire's, (local,) and Morton's
torn, (local.) to l utile Hock. 40 miles and back.
Leave Nebrask a City Monday at 8 a in; .
Arrive at Table Hock by 7 p m;
Leave Table Rock Tuesday at 8 a m.
Arrive at Nebraska City by 7 pm.
From Brownvllle by London, Glen Rock and
Howard to Grant, 22 miles and back, once a week.
Leave Brownviile Friday at 12 in;
ArriveatGrant next day by 0 a m;
Leave Grant Saturday at ftWuni;
Arrive at Brownviile by 8 p ni.
Proposals to embrace Cliltou on route Invited;
also, to extend from Grant to Spring Creek, increas
ing distance in all 12 miles.
From Brownviile by St. Frederick, Tecumseh,
Vesta and Crab Orchard to Beatrice, 65 miles and
back, three times a week.
I.ave Brownviile Monday, Wednesday and Fri
day at 8 a in:
Arrive at Beatrice next days by n m;
Leave Beatrice Monday, Wednesday and Friday
at 8 a m;
Arrive at Brownviile next days by 8 p m.
1'roiKxsaLs to extend service, by Blue Springs and
Otoe Agency, to Marvrville, 3 miles, invited.
From Nemaha City, by Sherman,' Monterey and
Long Branch, to Humboldt, 31 miles and back, once
Leave Nemaha City Friday at 8 a m;
Arrive at Humboldt by 5 p m;
Leave HumboldtSaturday at 8 a m;
Arrive at Nemaha City b v 5 p m.
From Falls City, by Salem, Wells's Mills. Middle
burgh, Athens, Dawson's Mills.Monond.Huniboldt,
Table Rock, Tip's Branch, and Liberty, to Otoe
Agency, 90 miles and back; six times a week to
Pawnee City, 43 miles, and three times a week the
Leave Falls City daily except Sunday, at 6 a m;
Arrive at Pawnee City by 7 p m;
Leave Pawnee City daily, except Sunday, at S a m;
Arrive at Falls City by 7 p m;
Leave Pawnee City Tuesday, Thursday and Sat
Arrive at Otoe Agency by 7 p m;
.Leave Otoe Agency Monday, Wednesday and Fri
day at t a ni:
Arrive at Pawnee City by 7 p m.
From Falls City by Arago, to Craig Station, (Mo.)
15 miles and back, six times a week.
Leave Falls City daily, except Sunday, at t a m;
Arrive at Craig station by 12 m;
leave Craig station daily, exceptSunday, at 1 p m;
Arrive at Fails City by 7 p m.
Proposals to commence servtceat Arago, omitting
Falls City, Invited.
From Pawnee City to Seneca, (Kan.,) 25 miles and
back, once a week.
Leave l'awnee city Monday at 8 a m;
Arrive at Seneca by 4 p m;
Leave Seneca Tuesday at 8 a m;
Arrive at Pawnee City by 4 p m.
From Helena, by Hendricks, to Latrobe, 18 miles
and back, once a week.
Leave Helena Wednesday at 7 a m;
Arrive nt Latrobe by 12 in;
Leave Latrobe Wednesday at 2 p m;
Arrive at Helena by 7 p m.
Proposals to extend to Solon, 7 miles further, in-,
Trom Ashland by Headland, Cedar Bluffs, and
Benton, to Lin wood, so miles and back, once a week.
Leave Ashland Friday at 6 a ru; .
Arrive at Linwood by W p m;
Leave Linwood Saturday at 6 a m;
Arrive at Ashland by 8 pm.
Proposals to extend to Columbus, 25 mUes further,
From Ashland, by Headland, Cedar Bluff, Ben
ton and Linwood, to Columbus, 75 miies and back,
once a week.
Leave Ashland Monday at 6 s m;
Arrive at Columbus next day by 6 pm;
1t-ave Columbus Wednesday at 6 a m;
Arrive at Ashlund next day by 6 p m.
From Ashland to Columbus, 60 miles and back,
once a week.
Leave Ashland Monday at 6 a m; arrive at Col
umbus next day by j p m: leave Columbus Wednes
day it 8 a m; arrive at Ashland next day by 6 p m.
From Primrose, by Elk Horn City, Belle Creek,
and Plait View, to Fontunelle, 27 tuiles aiid back,
twice a week.
Leave Primrose Monday and Wednesday at 8 a
m; arrive at FonUinelle by 6 p m; leave Fontanel le
Tuesday and TUwrrday at 6 a iu; arrive a Primrose
bv t p in.
Proposals for three-tlmes-a-week service Invited;
From De Soto, by Bono, Homestead, Arisona,
and Central City, to Decatur, 42 miles and back,
once a week.
Leave le Solo Friday at 7 a m; arrive at Decatur
by 7 p m: leace Decatur Saturday ut 7 a m; arrive at
LcSoto by 7 p m.
From Dakota, by Jackson, Ponca, Ionia, New
Castle, Saint James, Saint Helena, Frankfort, and
Santee Apency, to Niobrara, lmiles and back :
three times a week to Saint Helena, 83 miles, and
twice a week tho residue.
Leave Dakota Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday
at 8:4i a m; arrive at Saint Helena next davs by 7 p
m; leave Saint Helena Tuesday, Thursday, and
Saturday at 7 a ni : arrive at Dakota nex t days by 7
p m ; leave Saint Helena Monday and Thursday at
7am; arrive at Niobrara next days by 12m; leave
Niobrara Tuesday and Friday at 1 p-iu; arrive at
Saint Helena nsxt days by 7 p m.
Proposals for three-times-a-week service over
whole route Invited.
From Dakota City, by Sag Udahoo, (local,) Can
ton, and Fork City, to Madison Court House, 73
miles and back, once a week.
Leave Dakota City Monday at a ra; arrive at
Mad!son Court Honse Wednesday by 6 p m; leave
Madison Court House Thursday at 7 a tn; arrive at
Dakota City Saturday by 6 p m.
From le Witt to Bismarck, 10 miles and back,
0r.ee a week. .
Leave J Witt Wcrlne'biy nt a m: srrive at
Bismarck by 12 im: 1" ive Bisumrck Wednesday at
lpm; arrive nt IV Witt by 4p in.
From Wert po'i.t, bv Lakevlcw, Elmnnt. Clinton,
! Clinton, and Pleasant Run. to Norfolk. 4'i miles and
j b.ick, cuce a wveii. .
Leave West Point Thursday at 8 a m; arrive at
Norfolk next dav by 12 m; leave Norfolk. Friday at
2 p m; arrive at West Point by 6 p m.
From West Point to Dakota City, 60 miles and
back, once a week.
Leave West Point Monday at 10 a m; arrive at
Dakota City next day' by 7 p m: leave Dakota City
Wednesday at 7 a m; arrive at West Point next day
by 5 p m.
From West Point by Tekamah and Arizona, to
Little Sioux. (Io.,) 30 miles and back, once a week.
Leave West Point Monday at 7 a m; arrive at
Little Sioux by 6 p m; leave Little Sioux Tuesday at
7 am; arrive at West Point by 6 p m.
From West Point, by Oakland, to Decatur, 30
miles and back, twice a week.
Leave West Point Tuesday and Friday at 8 am;
arrive at Decatur by 6 pm; leave Decatur Wednes
day and Saturday at 8 a m; arrive at West Point by
From Fontanelle, by Logan, Galena, and West
Point, to De Witt, 38 miles and back, twice a week.
Leave Fontanelle Tuesday and Friday at 7 a in;
arrive at De Witt by 7p m; leave De Witt Thursday
and Saturday at 7 a m; arrive at Fontanelle by7p
From Fremont, bv Jalapa, Pebble Creek, Oak
Springs, and Saint Charles, to West Point, 34 miles
and back, twice a week.
Leave Fremont Tuesday and Saturday at 8 am;
arrive at West Point by S p m: leave West Point
Monday and Friday at 8 a m; arrive at, Fremont by
Proposals to extend to Bismarck, 10 miles invited.
From Fremont, by Eldred, Walker, and Ceresco,
to Lincoln, 45 miles and back, three times aweek.
Leave Fremont Monday, Wednesday and Friday
at 6 a m; arrive at Lincoln by 7 p m; leave Lincoln
Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 6 a m; arrive
at Fremont by 7 p m.
From Elkhorn Station, by Forest City Salt Creek,
and Ashland, to Lincoln, 50 miles and back, once a
Leave Elkhom Station Monday at 8 a m; arrive
at Lincoln by 8 p m; leave Lincoln Tuesday at 6 a
m: arrive at Elkhorn Station by 8 p m.
Proposals for tri-weekly, also six-times-a-week
From Lincoln, by Saltlllo.Centreviile, and Baden
to Beatrice, 48 miles and back, once a week.
Leave Lincoln Monday at U a m; arrive at Beat
rice by 7 p m; leave Beatrice Tuesday at 6 am; ar
rive at Lincoln by 7 p m.
Proposals for three-times-a-week service Invited.
From Lincoln to Columbus, 77 miles and back,
once a week.
Leave Lincoln Wednesday at 8 a m; arrive at
Columbus next day by 6 pm; leave Columbus Fri
day at 8 a m; arrive at Lincoln next day by 6 p m.
From Lincoln, by South Pass, Laona, and Tecum
seh, to Pawnee City, 75 miles and back, three times
Leave Lincoln Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday
at 7 a m; arrive at Pawnee City next days bv 6 pm;
leave Pawnee City Tuesday, Thursday and Satur
day at 7 a m; arrive at Lincoln next days by 6p m.
Proposals to extend service from Pawnee Cty, by
Fries' Mill, to Albany, 25 miies further. Invited.
From Lincoln, by Tipton, Oak Groves, (local.) and -Seward,
to Ulysses, 45 miles and back, once a week.
Leave Lincoln Friday at 6 m; arrive at Ulysses
by 8 p m; leave Ulysses Saturday at 6 a m; arrive at
Lincoln by 8 p m. -
From ncoln, by Camden, West's Mills, and
Beaver Crossing, to McFadden's 37 miles and back,
once a week.
Leave Lincoln. Monday at 7 a m: arrive at Mc
Fadden's by 7 n m; leave McFadden's Tuesday at 7
a m; arrive at Lincoln by 7 pm.
From Beatrice, by Dry Creek, Swan City, and
Equality, to Big Sandy, 4tia miles and back, once a
Leave Beatrice Wednesday at 6 am; arrive at Big
Sandy by 8 pm; leave Big Sandy Thursday at 6 a m;
arrive at Beatrice by 8 p m.
From Beatrice, by Caroline and Cub Creek, to
Fairbury, 35 miles and buck, once a week.
I.eave Beatrice Wednesday at 6 a m; arrive at
Fairbury by 6 p m; leave Fairbury Thursday at 6 a
m; arrive at Beatrice by 6 p m.
From Fairbury, by Antelope, to Rose Creek, 15
miles and back, once a week.
Ieave Fairbury Thursday at 3:30 p m: arrive at
Rone Creek by 7 p in; leave Rose Creek Thursday at
5 am; arrive at Fairbury by 12 in.
From Swan City, by Pleasant Hill, Camden, and
Blue Island, to Milford; 38 miles and back, once a
Leave Swan City Monday at 6 a m; arrive at Mil
ford by 7 p m; leave Miliord Tuesday at 6 am; ar
rive at Swan City by 7 p m.
From Columbus, by Monroe, to Genoa, 20 miles
and back, three times a week.
Leave Columbus Monday, Wednesday, and Fri
day at 2 p ni; arrive ot Genoa by 7 p mj leaveGenoa
Tuesday, Thursday; and Saturday atl p in; arrive
at Columbus by 6 p m.
From Columbus to Madison, (local.) 40 miles and
back, once a week.
Leave Columbus Tuesday at fi a m; arrive at Mad
ison by 8 pm; leave:Madisou Wednesday at 6 a in;
arrive at Columbus by 8 p in.
From Columbus to Camden, 60 miles and back,
once a week.
Leave Columbus Monday at 8 a m; arrive at Cam
den next day by fip ni; leave Camden Wednesday at
8 a ni; arrive at Columbus next day by G p ru.
No. 1 4lx.
From Pappilion.by Platte Ford and South Bend,
to E. Ball's, on fctevenson's Creek, ilocal,) 30 miles
and back, once a week.
Leave Pappillon Wednesday at a m; arrive at
E. Ball's by to p m; leave E. Ball's Thurday at 8 a m;
arrive at Pappilon by p m.
From McFadden's to Fort Kearney, 79 miles and
back, once a week.
Leave McFadden's Monday at 6 am: arrive at
Fort Kearney next day by 7 p m; leave Fort Kear
ney Wednesday at 6a in; arrive at McFadden's next
day by 7 pm.
From Susan City, by Riceville.to Well's Mills,
miies and back, once a week.
Bidders to state distance and propose schedule of
departures and arrivals.
TO BIDDERS & POSTMASTERS;
Containing also Conditions to lie In
corporated In the Contracts tothe ex
tent the Department may deem preper
1. Seven minutes are allowed to each intermediate
office, when not otherwise specified, for assorting
the mails; but on rnilnml and steamboat routes
there is to be no more delay than is sullicient for an
exchange of the mail pouches.
2. On railroad and steamboat lines, and other
routes where the mode of conveyance admits of it,
the special agents of the Post Oihce Department,
also post ofilce blanks, mail bags, locks and keys,
are to be conveyed without extra charge.
a. On railroad and steamboat lines the routeagents
of the Department, also the British and Canada
mails, when otlered. and the agents accompanying
them, are to be conveyed without charge; and for
the use of the United States agentsa commodious car,
or part of a car, properly litchted, warmed, and fur
nished, and adapted to tbe convenient separation
and due security of the mails, is to be provided by
the contractor, under the direction of the Depart
ment. Railroad and steamboat companies are required
to take the mail from, and deliver it into, tbe post
ollices at the beginning and end of their routes, and
to and from all ollices not .more than eiehtv rii-
from a station or landing. Proposals may be sub
mitted by the companies for the performance of all
other side service that is, for offices over eighty
rods from a station or landing.
There will he"way bilis" prepared by postmasters
or other agents of the Department, to accompany
the mails conveyed on railroads and steamers, spec
ifying the number and destination of the several
bags. On other principal routes, likewise, receipts
will be required and way bills iorwarded ; the latter
to be examined by the several postmasters, to in
sure regularity in the delivery of mails.
4. No pay will be made for trips not performed;
and for each of such omissions, not satisfactorily
explained, three times tho pay of the trip will be
deducted. For arrivals so lar behind time as to
break connection with depending malls, and not
sutticiently excused, one-fourth of the compensa
tion for the trip is subject to forfeiture. For repeat
ed delinquencies of the kind herein specified, en
larged penalties, proportioned to tbe nntcre thereof,
and the importance of the mail, may be made.
5. For leaving behind or throwing off the mails,
or any portion of them, for the admission of passen
gers, or for being concerned in setting up or running
an express conveying intelligence in advance ot the
mall, a quarter's iay may be deducted.
6. Fines will be imposed, unless the delinquency
be promptly and satisfactorily explained by certifi
cates of postmasters or th affidavits of othercredi
ble persons, lor tailing to arrive tn contract time;
lor neglecting to take the mail from, or deliver it
Into, a post oilice: for suffering it to be wet, injured,
destroyed, robbed, or lost; and for refusing, alter
demand, to convey the mail as frequently as the
contractor runs, or is concerned in running, a coach,
car, or steamboat on a route.
7. The postmaster General may annul tbe con
tract for reeated l:llure to run agreeably to con
tract ; for violating the post office laws, or disobey
ing the infractions of the Department; for refusing
to discharge a carrier when required by the Depart
ment to do so : tor running an express"as aforesaid ;
or for transporting persons or packages conveying
mailable matter out of the mail.
8. The Postmaster General may order an Increase
of serviceona route by allowing therefor apro rata
incre:se on the contract pay. He may change
schedules of departures and arrivals in all cases,
and particularly to make them conform to connec
tions with railrouds, without increase of pav, provl
ded the running time be not abridged. The Post
master General may also discontinue or curtail the
service, in w hole or in part, in order to place on the
route superior serviqe, or whenever the public in
terests, in his judgment, shall require such discon
tinuance or curtailment forany other cause; he al
lowing as full Indemnity to contractor one month's
extra pay on the amount of service dispensed with, '
and a pro rata compensation for the amount of ser
vice retained and continued.
a. Payments will be made bv collect ion from or
drafts on, postmasters, or otherwise, after the exp1
ration of each quarter say in November, Februarf
May and August.
10" The distances are given according to the best
Information; but no increased pav will be allowed
should they be greater than advertised, if the points
to be supplied are correctly stated. Bidders must
inform themselves on this point, and also in refer
ence to the weight of the mail, the condition of the
roads, hills, streams, Ac, and all toll-bridges, fer
ries, or obstructions of any kind by which expense
may be Incurred. No claim for additional pay,
based on such ground, can be considered; nor for
alleged mistakes or misapprehension as to the de-
freeof service; nor for bridges destroyed, ferries
iscontinued, or other obstructions increasing dis
tance or expense, occurring during the contract
term. Offices established after this advertisement
Is issued, and also during the contract term, are to
be visited without extra pay, if the distance be not
1L Bidders are cautioned to mall their proposals
In time to reach the Department by the day and
hour named. (3 p. n., March 3i, 1870,) lor bids re
ceived after that time loll mCfte CMrtiierd la com
petition with a bid of re.tv-niaine amirfiut received
in time. Nel:sr can bi ts lie cnpsidere which are
without the gu.-trrantee rem: i red by law
and a oertiricnte of ttesuiJIcioucy of such ini'iradtee,
12. Bidders shonid -first propose for service strict
ly avoid:!:i,' to the i.dvirti-r:i:ent. and Cien. it'tht y
desire, m.f.irn:e !v f.-r diff-r-r.t servut: and if the
repula !d be the lowest 'tiorc i for the udvertised
frer vice, tliv ott:erproposi:io:i.s Eisy b cvasidered.
13. There shonld be but one route bid for In a pro
posal. Consolidated or combination bids ("propo
sing one sum for twoor more routes") are forbidden
by law, and cannot be considered.
14. The route, tha service, the yearly pav, the
name and the residence of the bidder, (that fs, his
usual post office address,) and the name of each
member of a firm, where a company oilers, Bhould
be distinctly stated.
15. Bidders are requested to use, as far as practic
able, the printed proposals furnished by the lepart
ment, to write out iu full the sum of their bids, and
to return copies of them.
Altered bids hali not be submlttedmor should bids
orree submitted be withdrawn. No withdrawal of a
bidder orguarantor will be allowed unless the with
drawal is dated and received beiore the last day for
receik ing proposals.
Each bid must be guaranteed by two restonsible
person The bid and guarantee should be signed
plainly with the full name of each person.
Ths Department reserves the right to reject any
bid which may be deemed extravagant, and also to
disregard the bids of failing contractors and bidders.
(Act of July 2. 1836, section 24.)
lit. The bid should be sealed, superscribed "Mall
Proposals, State of Nebraska,'' addressed "Second
Assistant Postmaster General, Contract Office, and
sent by mail, not by or to an agent; and postmasters
will not inclose proposals (or letters of any kind) in
their quarterly returns.
17. 1 he contracts are to be executed and rehired
to the Department by or before the l.f dViy of July,
1870; but the service must be begun on that day, or
on the rttiil day next after, whether the contracts be
executed or not. .
v Trans 'era irf contracts, or of luterest in contracts,
aie forbidden by law, and consequently cannot be
aliowed. Bidders will therefore take notice that
they will be expected to perform the service accept
ed to them through the whole term of the contract,
18. Postmasters at offices on or near railroads, but
more than eighty rods from a station, will, Immedi
ately after the 3oth of March next, report their ex
act distance from the nearest station, to enable the
Postmaster General to direct a mail-messenger
supply from the 1st of July next.
ll. Section eighteen of an act of Congress approv
ed March 3, 18 15. provides that contracts tor the
transportation or the mail shall be let. "in every
case, to the lowest bidder, tendering sullicient guar
antees for faithful performance, without other ref
erence to the mode of such transportation than may
be necessary to provide for the due celerity, certain
ty, and security of such transportation.'' Under
this law bids that propose to transport malls with
"celerity, certainty and tccurity," having been decided
to be the onlylcyat b'dt, are ewutrued at providing for
the entire mail, however large, and whatever wmi.v be.
the mode of conveyance necettary to insure it "celeri
ty, certainty, and security," and have the preference
overall othert, and no others are considered.
20. A modification of a bid in any of its essential
terms Is tantamount to a new bid, and cannot be re
ceived, so as to interfere with regular competition.
Making a new bid, wit h guarantee and certificate, is
the only way to modify a previous bid.
21. Postmasters are to be careful not to certify the
sufficiency of guarantors, or su reties, without k now
Ing that they are persons of sufficient responsibility;
a disregard of this Instruction by postmasters U a vio
lation of their oath of offlee, subjecting twm to imme
diate removal. All bidders, guarantors, and sureties
are (list incily notified that on a failure to enter into
or perform the contracts for the service proposed
for in the accepted bids, their legal liabilities w ill be
enforced against them.
22. Present contractors, and persons known at the
Department, must, equally with others, procure
guarantors and certificates of their sufficiency sub
stantially in the forms above prescribed. The cer
tificate of sufficiency must be signed bv a postmast
er, or by a J tidge of a court of record. No other will
JNO. A. J. CRESWELL,
-6t I'ostiiwster General.
From oar Extra of December 3d.
JACOB K. BEAR.
Second Letter to the Urown
ville Papers The U.S.Exp-ess
Money The Ileason why he
Left GamMin? his Ruling
Sin His Hitter Repentance
Ills Determination to Pay
Back thelloney Would take,
his Life if arrested Explan
ation of his lirst Letter Afo
liness An Outcast Criminal.
Editor Advertiser :I will now state
what it was that compelled me to
commit that crime I did on the 27th
of last August. We all have our fail
ings and weaknesses, and my great
one was a passion for gambling.
At the time I left Brownviile I was
over $2,500 behind in my accounts
with the Express and E. II. Co.'
This may seem almost incredible, but
is nevertheless true. At one time
when I was down at St. Joe, not lonj
before leaving Brownviile, during one
night, I lost over $500 ; the remainder
I lost at different times in Phelps and
Brownviile. No one except those
who have acouired a passion for it
know the uncontrolable desire a man
has for play, especially when he is
asked by otners to tio so.
But the blame rests on no one but
mvself. and I am already fearfully
Dunished for it. Well do I remember
our morn in ir that a lady friend of
mine came to my office aiid said she
heard how I spent the previous nignt,
(which was in gambling), and with
tears in her eyes, entreated me never
to do so again. I promised her I
would not, and at the time I sincerely
thought I could adherto my promise,
but iu less than a week I was asked lo
play again, and I done so. And right
here I will say a word in reference to
those I played with : they are not to be
censured for asking me to do so, be
cause I knew it was wrong, and if I
had not control enough over my pas
sion to keep from doing so, it was
right that I should suffer the conse
quences ; and great God how I have
You who knew me intimately from
the time I first came to Brownviile,
are aware that I had, by my strict at
tention to the business of the different
companies I was employed by, gained
the confidence and esteem of the en
tire community; and I am aware that
the Telegraph and Express companies
were satisfied with me in all respects.
And you who thought that I had ab
sconded with what I did merely for
the sake of the money without any
other incentive, are indeed sadly mis
taken. As I previously stated, I was $2,500
in arrears, with my accounts. This
amount I could by no possible means
raise "or borrow, and I had not the
courage to go to my friends and ask
them to raise it for me, because in or
der to do so I must state what I wan
ted it for and why, and I did not
think that they would try to assist me
if they knew what I had done.
This was my situation, when one
morning Mr. Carson brought in a
facknge of $8,600 to ship to Omaha,
then made up my mind that I would
hold that a few days, and also what
ever other packages that came into
the office, and abscond with it, and
after I had got beyond the reach of
those who I'knew would try to arrest
me, I would return that package of
$8,600 with a letter stating why I com
mitted this crime, and that I .was
using my utmost endeavors to honest
ly earn the. remainder I owed them
and return it. I knew that nothing
less than this would convince you that
I really intended to repay all that I
had lostgambling.IIadJI been arrested,
I intended, to commit suicide by
shooting myself, so my wife could get
the insurance on my life,, which was
$7,000; and I had a letter on my per
sou telling her why I had done so,
and that I wanted her to pay every
dollar I had defrauded the company
But the best matured plans often
fail ;. and now comes the most incredi
ble part of my statement. The pack
age of $8,600,00 was soldered up in a
zinc box the exact size of the package,
and I also had about one thousand
dollars beside that. It is natural to
suppose that I was very much excited
when leaving, which was true, for as I
was getting into n kifT;ny f'tot x-'ippM
and I dropped the bnx ccKi'-iiniiiy the
$3. COO in uic Missouri river.
In conclusion I will say this: lam
where I am making money fast, and
before the expiration often years even1
dollar of that money will be ret urnc'l
to the U. S. Express Co. If I die, my
life is iusured in favor of the U. S.
Express Co. for an amount greater
than what they have lost.
I ask the sympathy of no one ; but
I am already fecrfiilly punished, not
knowing what moment I will be ar
rested for my crime. And what then?
The State Prison, or suicide, if I pre
fer it. I will also state why I wrote
the note to Holladay & Calhoun in the
braggadocio style that I did. I want
ed to kill all the love and respect that
my wife ever entertained for me, and
thereby lessen the sorrow or anxiety
that she might feel for me after she be
came aware of what I had done. You
who have up to this time thought or
imagined what a luxurious and ex
travagant life I am no doubt leading,
are for once disappointed, as I am one
of the most miserable criminals on
the face of the earth ! You who have
families that you love, do you think it
would be no punishment for you to be
an outcast from their society and that
of your friends? Oh! it isalmost en
ough to make a raving lunatic of me.
And sometimes I feel as if my very
brain was on fire, when I think of
what I have lost friends, family, po
sition, character, everything worth
living for, and to think where I miyht
"There is nothing a man knows In grief or
Ilalf so bitter as to think what I might have been.
This is all I believe that I have to
say in extenuation for thecrime I have
committed. Had I remained in
Brownviile until the time came for the
next "settlement0 with the company
(on the 30th,) everything w6uld nave
been exposed, as I had kept the Su
perintendent in ignorance of it as long
To sum it up in a few words, my sit
uation was this: Arrest, trial State
Prison, if I remained. If I absconded,
I might escape, and perhaps before I
was arrested return all that I had ta
ken. Censure me for gambling, but blame
me not for the rest. Of one thing you
can rest assured there i3 not a more
miserable man on the face of the
earth than J. K. BEAR.
The above letter, together with one
to his wife, were dropped in the P. O.
in Brownviile, on the evening of Dec.
2d, directed to the Advertiser office.
They were both undoubtedly sent to
some one in Brownviile, under cover
of another envelope, who dropped
them in the office on Thursday eve
ning. There is no manner of doubt
but that the-entire letter to the Ad
vertiser is in the well known hand
writing of J. K. Bear. Colonel Ma
jors and Captain Carson recognized
the hand writing on the back of the
envelope, and they took the letter
from the postoffice and brought it to
us, knowing It to be from Bear.
From the New York Tribune, Nov. 23.
ALHEltT I. IIICIIAIIDSOJV.
Particulars of the Attack upon
At about 5:30 yesterday afternoon,
Mr. Albert D. ltichardson, and old
and value i attache of the Tribune,
well known to the country as one of
the war correspondents of the paper
during the rebellion, anuas trie au
thor of "Bevond the Mississippi," and
other works, was fired upon and shot
in the publication ofheeot the irioune,
bv Daniel McFarland. Mr. McFar-
land, it appears, had been in the office
about au hour before Mr. Richard
son's arrival, and seemed to have
kn wn that the latter would call at or
about 5 o'clock. At the time of Mr.
Richardson's enterance into the room,
McFarland was standing behind the
desk onnosite the right hand door
onening on Nassau street, and was
therefore concealed from view. Mr,
Richardson, entirely unconscious of
the danger impending over mm, ana
ignorant of the presence of McFar
land, advanced to the lower end of
the counter, and asked lor nis letters.
Between him and McFarland, and
outside the counter, a gentleman was
reading the paper, or searching the
pages of the Directory. As Mr. Rich
ardson leaned over toward the desk
of the advertising clerk. McFarland
rushed from his hiding place, raised
his pistol, and aiming directly over
the head of the stranger at Mr. Rich
ardson, fired. The ball entered the
body of the victim at a point midway
between the breast and the abdomen,
and lodged in the stomach. The
wounded man turned, and for the
first time saw his assailant. Without
speaking a word he walked to the
Snruce street door, thence into the
street, and up four flights of stairs to
the editorial rooms, where ne quiet'y
lay down upon a sofa, called a gentle
man to hint, remarked that he was
badly wounded, and asked to have a
surgeon sent for at once. In a few
minutes a physician arrived, ana 3ir.
Richardson was removed to the Astor
House So apparently unmoved was
he on leaving the publication room,
that the fact of -his being Mounded
wa.s not known to the clerks until the
the arrival of the surgeon. In the
meantime McLarland had escaped.
Detectives were put upon his track,
and at ten o'clock he was arrested at
the corner of Irving pluce and Six
teenth street, by Captain Allaire, of
the Fourth Precinct, and .Detective
Finn, who at once earned their pris
oner to the room of the wounded man
at the Astor House. On being asked
whether the prisoner was the man
who shot him, Mr. Richardson ans
wered quietly in the affirmative, and
McFarland was tnen tasen io tne
Fourth Precinct Station House and
locked up. .
The trouble which led to this unfor
tunate occurrence dates back to the
spring of 1S37, when Mr. Richardson
occupied rooms in the same house in
which Mrs. .Rlc arland, wire or- .Dan
iel McFarland, was a boarder. The
lady was a member of a theatrical
company, and was at this time living
on bad terms with her husband.
Mr. Richardson frequently escorted
Mr3. McFarland home from the thea
tre in which she was employed ; and
this fact, coupled with the desire of
his wife to be separated from him, in
furiated McFarland. On the evening
of the 13th of March. 1W7, as Mr.
Richardson and Mrs. McFarland were
returning to the boarding house, they
were met by McParland, who, with
out a word of warning, drew a pistol
and fired, the shot faking effect in
Mr. Richardson's ti.igh. The affair
created some excitement at the time,
but as ti;e wound ciiU not piove. iuMl.
and a3 it was not seemed advis-able to
give the matter more publicity, the
assassin wits not molesttd. I
. . Long alter Mr. Kichard.scn's recov-
ery, Mr. MoFaiiaiid akel for an in-;
eertion ot liu vtr-ioa ol the dillK uity ;
in the Tribune. The request -was
granted. Mr. Richardson, a few days
later, published in reply the following
card, which we reproduce, as con
taining a succinct statement of his po
sition in reference, to the assailant
and to Mrs. McFarland:
m'farland siiootixo affray of '67.
card from ?.ir. ric1iardsox.
A statement has just appeared from
McFarland, who attempted to assas
sinate me two years ago. lie alleges
that he was "a temperate, kind-hearted,
good man, and a kind, affection
ate and generous husband; butthat I
"reduced the affections of his wife"
from him, and "enticed her fiom.his
Both allegations against me are ut
terly and preposterously false. These
are the facts : 1. With the full sanc
tion of her family and friends, Mrs.
McFarland left her husband, charging
him with gros cruelty during his
froxysms of intemperance ; withneg
ect to support her, and livin ; upon
and sometimes squandering her own
hard won earnings. The charge of
ill-treatement did not rest solely upon
her statements, but stood, and yet
stands, explicitly admitted in his own
hand-writing, and over his own sig
nature, long before I knew either of
them. That will appear in due time,
before the proper tribunal. At their
last interview, in presence of several
witnesses, she distinctly announced
that the separation was final and irre
vocable, and he as distinctly acquies
ced. 2. After this final and formal
separation, and while she was begin
ning life anew, with two little chil
dren dependent upon her, it came to
be understood between her and myself
that whenever she should be legally
free, she was to become my wife.
Several of my friends and several of
hers wereacquainted with the fact 3.
About three weeks after the separation
McFarlend intercepted a letter from
me to her such a letter as one would
naturally write to the woman he ex
pected to marry.' McFarland claimed
that it "frenzied him," but there was
method, not to say deliberation about
his "frenzy." Instead of meeting me
face to face, he kept this letter in his
pocket three days, and finally, at 11
o'clock, on a dark rainy night, crept
up behind mo on the street, and with
his revolver within fourteen inches of
my back, began to shoot. Before he
could fire the fourth shot, I succeeded
in throwing him to the ground, where
I held him until the police came up
and secured him. One ball only took
effect, keeping me in bed for a week.
I refrained from prosecuting him
partlv because I knew I had been
rash, but chiefly to hold the Jady's
name from from an additional and un
avoidable publicity. 4. For weeks
and months after tin's, he earnestly
sought to Induce her to return to her
"kind and affectionate husband."
Finding this hopeless, he seems since
to have devoted himself chieny to slan
dering her, and reading an alleged
copy of my letter, with many dramat
ic accompan laments, to every acquain
tance, Qr stranger who will listen to
it. Sometimes 'he ends ms tale.:.
"And now after all I don't believe the
scoundrel will ever marrv her." But
his common peroration is that if
ever do, he will kill . me "on sight."
Finally he has brought suit against
me for civil damages, rating the mon
ey value of his wounded affections at
$45,000 ! That, at least, ought to prove
some equivalent for being deprived of
the "affectionate" pnvelege of stuk
ing a helpless woman in the lace, or
terrifying her with a brandished knife
and baffled in the "temperate act of
stealing up m the dark behind an un
armed man and shooting him in the
Whatever tho intorcepted letter
really contains, he would better print
it, and save himself the trouble of
many future readings and declaim
ings. I wrote it but for one person ;
yet I did write it, and I propose to
stand by it. Whatever fault there is
in holding such an attitude, toward a
lady who had recently been separated
from her husband was solely mine,
and I shall not try to palliate it.
Whateversum twelve unbiased men
may determine that I owe this "good"
and "temperate" antagonist, I will
with elacrity pay it, if it comes with
in myhonest means. And, finally,
whatever violence he may threaten
or attempt, should the lady ever be
legally lree during my life-time, she
will certainly become my wife, if she
will accept so poor a man as I.
ALRERT D. RICHARDSON,
New York, March 12, 1S6U.
Since that time McFarland has been
heard to threaten that when the op
portunity offered he would kill Mr.
Richardson : but within the past year
both before and since his trip to the
the west, he has olten came In contact
with Mr. McFarland, wjio has never
once in his presence manifested the
slightest desire to injure or molest him.
Six weeks ago, Mr3. McFarland
through her counsel, the Hon. A. G.
Porter, of Indiana succeeded in get
ting a divorce. Mrs. McFarland and
several witnesses were present at the
trial : but JMr. itichardson was at that
time on the plains west of the Mississ
ippi, with Cyrus W. Field's buffalo
hunting party Nor has he, so fur as
is known, seen Mrs. McFarland since.
She has been living at the west ever
since the affair in 1867; and ha3 refus
ed to have any communication what
ever with Mr. McFarland.
At 2 o'clock this morning Mr. Rich
ardson was still in a very critical con
dition, but his physicians, Drs. Sayer
and Swan, entertain strong hopes of
M'FARLAND IN THE STATION -HOUSE.
V representative of tha Tribune
called on Mr. McFarland last night,
at the Fourth Ward Station-house,
where he saw him comfortably quar
tered, in Capt. Allaire's private room.
The only person present M as a police
man ueiaiieu to watcti the prisoner.
McFarhrnd was smoking and seemed
calm and unconcerned. He was in
disposed to converse about the shoot-
ng or the circumstances attending it.
and remarked that the -whole affair
seemed like a drearn, and that he' was
very much confused at.-the time.
hen asked if there waj rtnv addition
al provocation for" the deed beyond
that which had been madevmhlic at.
his shooting Mr. Richardson in March
1SC7, he answered that he had juit
been informed that Mr. Richardson
had procured lor his wife a fraudulent
divorce somewhere in the State of
Illinois, and that he (Richard-onl hnd
been married to her. Not having the
means legally to prosecute Richprd-n
ne naa oeen compelled to accept the
condition of affairs, and content him
self with the po-sesion of one of his
child-en, n'lowir?- the other to remain
wi:h his wife. Jiei::g. informed that
Richard.-on was making prcnaratpm
to leave th.j eoii.iry, n,; f l.l.;id -old
hi.-j property in New Jer-rey, aa.i te-
l'leving that he cuiitennibrt d t;tkiu
i;i i,;. .i-ti. .... i . i i j 5
trt nk-d, and conijuiited th
which he claimed was bnt the law of
nature. Mr. McFarland objected to
being Interrogated with reference to
the circumstances which caused him
to visit the Tribune office last evening,
lie said he did not notice which way
Mr. Richardson went after the shoot
ing. On leaving the office which ha
did immediately after, he walked up
Center Street, and .feeling weak and
hungry, stepped into a restaurant ho
did not know exactly the location'
and partook of a 'stew and cup of cof
fee. Proceeding uptown, he called
on his brother, and, In company with
him went to the Westmoreland Hotel
where he registered his name and was
given a room. He arrived at the hotel
about 7 o'clock, and was arrested
about 10 o'clock, by Capt. Allaire, Mr.
McFarland received a nnmber of re
porters last evening, to whom he gave
many particulars of his trouble with
Mr. Richardson. He inquired of the
Tribune reporter the condition of Mr.
Richardson, it being then midnight,
and when told that he would probably
recover, he received tbe news with
apparent indifference, although he
had previously expressed his sorrow
for the crime he had committed. He
seemed quite comfortable, and was
smoking the entire time, and evident
ly sought to assume a uonachalent
The Midland Pacific.
So many rumors have been afloat
lately in regard tothe shipment and
receipt of iron and rolling stock for
the Midland Pacific, all of which
have been quoted to a greater or les3
extent by the newspapers that the
people have become confounded know
not what to believe in regard to the
road, and begin to blame the company
for not fulfilling promises which they
have never made.
We called upon Mr. Wheeler thla
morning for definate and reliable in
formation and were informed by him
that much delay has attended the
shipment of the iron at Mound city,
111., and that it is not probable that it
yet arrived at Hannibal. The locomo
tive is probably in the round house at
Hamburg now and will be brought to
this city as track enough is laid to
makeuso for it. The bridgingha3
progsessed so far 03 bridge No. 10,
which is about seven miles "from the
city, and it will be pushed through
with vigor. The bridge builders will
be able to keep out of the way of the
track layers. The grading on the
forty mile contract was completed to
day, ami that of the sixteen mile con
tract will be finished soon. Dr Con
verse left for Hannibal yesterday, to
buy some fiat cars, and they will be
employed to bring the iron through
from that place. The ties will at once
be distributed along tho line for the
first two miles, and track laying will
commence as soon as thti iron arrives,
which will be sometime this week,
and progress at-tha-iate of about a
mile a day after the construction train
is put on. Nebraska CVy Press.
ST. JOE. &. C. II. RAILROAD.
The Freight and Passenger Business
of the Last two months.
From Mr. Ensign, General Passen
ger, Agent, and Mr. Carter Freight
Agent of the St. Joseph & Council
Bluff railroad, we obtain approxi
mate figures of freight and passnger
business of this popular road for the
last two mouths, viz :
Passenger Pect-lptA. nm no
Freight RecSiipL ...i5,wo,W
Passenger Receipts 4 4.0W.AO
Freight lteueipt f.),(V,t"J
It will be seen that the freight bu
siness of the road is constantly increas
ing while the travel during November
has fallen off, owing to the lateness of
Literary bachelor niay find com
fort in the following quotation: "I
cannot but admit that many men of
genius have, from some cause, repu
diated matrimony altogether. When
Michael Angelo was asked why ho
did not marry, he replied, "I have es
poused my art;" and when a young
lainier toiu sir josnua ueynolds, that
e had just taken a wife, and was nre-
aring to pursue his fctudies In Italv.
le exclaimed, "Married ! then vouare
ruined as an artist!" It was tn axiom
with Fuscil that the marriage state U
incompatible with the high cultivation
of the fine arts, and such appears to
have been the feeling of many distin
guished painters and sculptor. The
great metaphysicians, Hobbes, Locke,
Bcntham, and Rutler, are as solitary
as Spinosa ami Kant, and the celibate
philosopher Hume conducts us to th
other bachelor historians, Gibbon and
Macauiay. l he account given by Gib
bon of his first and last love is exceed-
inglycharuteristic : " I hesitate from
the apprehension of ridicule when I
approach thedelicatesui jeetof my ear
ly love. j. understand ny this passion
the union of desire, friendship, and
tenderness which is inspired by a sin
gle female, which prefers her to the
rest 01 her sex, and which seeks her
Kossession as the tt upreme or the solo
appiness of our being. I need not
blush at recollecting the object of mv
choice; and though my love was diip-
iMjimeu 01 success, 1 am rather proud
that I was once capable of fel in (ranch
a pure and exalted sentiment." The
lady was afterwards Madame Necker,
and though Gibbon"might presume to
jope that" h "had made so we Im
pression on a virtuous heart," his fa
ther would not hear of it. "Aftp- a
gainful struggle I yielded to my fate.
sighed as a lover: I obevedas a son."
The application of such a style to such
a subject points the man almost as
well as the black figure snipped out by
Mrs. Brown i-cissors, and exactly cor
responds with the notion of him which
11s history suggect. Tho bachMor
Bishop Butler brings u.-t to Barrow,
Chillingworth, Hammond Leighton
princes of.Engliidi divinity. Tho
poets Ariosto, Akenside, Beranger,
Collin, Cowncr, Goldsmith, Grav,
Herrick, Lamb, Petrarch, Pope. Swift,
Shenstone, Ta:-o, Thomson, Voltaire
etcutn muitiH aius, were all celibates,
not however from belief in the truth
of the ancient scandal that
TTarriao, yy old n.cn of note. hBth likened been
l nto s pub.ic U-.nnl or mmfron rout
. lu-ii those that ;:re rvi: iv.iit, fuin g.-t in
And tho.c that are W.thiu. would fain jj.-t out. '
U. P. It. R. Ite.M.-S. Thero will 1
seven miles of snow shed completed
v-. 1 . ii., uy the 1st tiny of F eb
ruary; three and" one-half-miles are '
now finished. One hundred and
twenty-five carpenters are employed
in the construction of fences. These
ara over all cuts exceeding four fctin
depth. Fifteen miiVs ot frncirvr cm
already constructed over the lf.a--k
Hi. Is. One hundrtd i;.n nr.. cnnie.;
in building itone av.ti.vr.r.-; in j I-iV-a
of the. "woo len piers of s-3 .
The culverts rife being coc.-rrj.-t.-.! of
S-'-iidito:.:-. fti ; ' is ii.!i-:i t J y e j-.;w-1
that the through trains ivi!! pUalI
winter ou ti iue.-ii rr'.. :7.' . .
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