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BROWNVILLE, NEBRASKA, THUftgp AY, MARCH 10, 1870.
rf VI .A A fT 3 A .! r ' JA ' K A'
--My, ! -i''! .UAH
1TTOBM E YS St COUNSELOR AT LAW,
. Offlea. No. 70. McPharaon Blocx. tip lUlnt.
.Mir F!CK, XT- BOOK.
FBENCH A ROGERS,
ATTORNEYS St COUELOU8 AT 1AV.
OfTW In (M-t Hour Building". .
Will r1 oinrent ttenuon to inf legal baslneM
irwWl lo met r care. I-" J
JOB A. DILLON.
ATTOBEY - COUXSKLOU AT LAW
' asd Geral Land Agent,
Tactlouh, Jobnwon County, Nbnka.
J. N. REYNOLDS.
iTTOBKSTACOl XSELOR AT LAW,
Orric x-Co. 90. Reynold Hotel.
THOMAH & IJIIOADY,
XTTORKBY8 4T LAW AND SOLICITOUS
. i CHANCERY,
' " OFFK'Iv-Illricl Court Itoono.
' VTiL H. McLENNAN,
ATTORNEY AND COI-N8ELOR AT LAY,
traka City, yebralta.
T " HTF. PERKINS,
attorxeV and counselor at law,
Tem m e h . Johnwon County, N'eb.
' XVKt HUMPHREY.
.TTCBNEYS V tOCNSELORS AT LAW,
. . pawnee City. Pawnee Co.. Nete.
"" K. GRIGGS,
aTTOttNEY AT LAW AND LAND AGENT,
Beatrice. Oage County, Nebraska.
7" TT K. KIMBERLIN. M.D.
' tTTTTC I H .ANI SURGEON TO NEB.
mKU I AW EAR INFIUMARY.
" li. C TIIURMAN,
HTIKIAX AND ll'RGEOH.
, Offlc-5o- i Main Street,
Offlr bn from 7Jo 11 a. m. and I to p.m.
" J1. L. MATHEWS,
rHTIICIAX AND SIIIOEOL
OKct In City Drnj fttore. Maln-t.
c. F. HTEWART, M. D..
PH YSIC I AX AJTO SURGEON,
Offlce In D. H. LewlxrCo-'a Drue Store,
Offlc hour from 7 to a. m.; and 1 to 2 and 'i to
R. V. HUGtttS.
Xk ESTATE ACJEXT - NOTARY
OSH evr nannford 4 McKaira Furniture tore.
WM. 1L HOOVER.
BIa'L ESTATE Sc TAX PAYING AGENT.
Office In lltrlct Court Room.
"Till rlT prampt atuintlon to the sale of Raal Ea
tJ aal Pay mail of Tax throchul tha Nemaha
Z.AD A5D TAX PAYIKG AGENT.
' Office with Probata J udf a.
irtll atund to the Payment of Taxea for Non
KaiDt Land owner In JSemaha County. Corres
. . . KOT ARIES.
JAS. V. McNAUGIITON,
VOTARY PUBLIC at CONVEYANCER,
OflVe la J. U Carron' Bank.
' E. E. EBRIGHT,
JIOTARY PUBLIC at CONVEYANCER,
No. 71 Main-sL, second floor.
Ifant for the Equitable and American Tontine
Ufa Insurance Companies,
McCREERY 4 NICKELL.
DEALERS IN DRI GS, STATION ERY,aVc.
No. 32 Maln-at.
' Fall aaaartmeDt Trur. Paint. Bok, Stationery,
aB ljand, and sold at wnolesnie or reiau.
" D. H. LEWIS 4 VO,
facocxsaoBa to hoi.laiuy oo.
PIALERS IN DRUGS, MEDICINES, Vc.
No. 41 Maln-at.
I? VAN WORTHING,
POBWARDIKG AND COMMISSION
rkfflrw &nd Warernom 42 Muin-tU.
Dealer In all kind of Urain and Country Pra-
iEO. G. START 4 BRO.,
PXALKRS IN GRAIN, PRODUCE,...
o Aaplnwall. Nebraska.
Th b!fhet market price paid for anythlnxthe
faraiar can ralae. We will boy and sell everything
kaawn ta the market.
V. E. JOHNSON 4 CO,
o Jio.T2 Maln-at.. McPheraon Hlock,
WM. T. DEN.
SCALER IN GENERAL MERCHANDISE,
JTai-araralaa-A: Commission Merchant,
o. 2 MaUi-aC. Brow nvllle.
ti,iinr. Plows. Surrea. Furniture, c al
ways aa hand. Highest market price paid far llidea
Tails, t an. and Country rroduce.
, Ml ELLEN B E RG E R BRO'S.,
DKALKRS IN HARDWARE, STOVES
NO. 74 Maln-at.
Riotm. Hardware. Carpenter's Tools, Blacksmith
VcrBiiUUigs. Ac, constautiy on nana.
' JOHN C. DEUKER,
DIALER IN STOVES, TINWARE,
No. 7t Maln-at.
J. IL BAUER,
HARNESS, BRIDLES, COLLARS, Etc
No. t Maln-aL
standing done to order. Tiatlsfactlon guaranteed.
o o BOOT AND SHOE MAKER,
' No. M Main-st. -Ha
constantly on hand a khk1 assortment of
.nt s. Ladie s, Missett' and Children" Hoot and
hes. "aun. work done with neatnes and di
Jtcu. K.palrlng don oj short notioa.
C ONTXCTIO NTIXS.
ISRAEL S. NACE, "
CITY BAKERY AND CONFECTIONERY.
No. II Maln-at, opposite OtyDrug Store.
Plaa. Cakaa. Frash Braad, Confectionery, Light
aa Fancy Uroceria,conHiantly on hand. .
WILLIAM ROSS ELL, ;
COMFECTIONERY AND TOY STORE,
No, 40 Maln-at. .
Frash Bread, Cake. Oyster. FrulU. etc.. on hnd-
J. T. DEUSEB,
No. 44 Maln-U
MRS. J. M. GRAHAM.
TEACHER OF MUSIC. .
Room. Maln-st., bet. fib and 5th, '
Laaaon given on tb Piano. Organ. Melodeon.
Guitar and Vot-aliKaUon. Having had eight year
aiperience as teacher or Musie In New York Is con
a.ntof gtvlag aatufactlon.
ED. D. SMITH,
U. S. WAR CLAIM AGENT
Washington City, D. C.
, "lH attend to the prosecution of claims beffcrethe
fjapartment in person, for Additional Bounty, Back
' f anl I.nskins. and all claims accruing against
ovrnment during toe lata war.
v JOSETII HUDDARD 4 CO.,
PEACE AND QUIET SALOON.
No. 47 Maln-at.
Tk beat Wine and Liquors kept on hand.
R. C. BERGER,
. ALHAMBRA BILLIARD SALOON,
o S. Whltnev's lilork.
T ht Wlsa and Ifor conr7Wy em hawd.
Smral business urbs.
STEVENSON & CROSS, PROPRIETORS.
Front-at, Itetwern Main and Atlantic.
ThU limine ban Just been remodeled, inn11eand
out. HtKeUfflce for all points Went. Oninibusnes
to all train.
NATHAN N. (JREEN. PROPRIETOR,
88 90 Main Street. Drownville,
Best accommodations In the cltr. New House,
newly furnlshwt. In the heart of business part ol
city. Uvery stable convenient. 4-vttm
I D. ROniSON, PROPRIETOR.
Front-et., bet. Main and Water.
A rood Feed and Livery Stable In connection with
Poftt Office address,
Clifton, Nemaha County, Nebraska.
A. W. MORGAN.
PROBATE JUDGE AND JUSTICE OP
Office In Court House Building.
A. D. MARSH,
PIONEER ROOK AND NEWS DEALER,
City Bok Store, No. 50 Mnln-st.
C V. WHEELER.
BRIDGE BUILDER A CONTRACTOR.
Sole arent for R. W. Smith's Patent Truss Bridire.
Tl;eHtronge6t and best wooden bridge now in uce.
No. C Maln-st.
iraa on hand a SDledid stock of Goods, and will
make them up In the latest styles, on short notice
and reasonable terms.
J. W. 4 J. C. GIBSON,
BLACKSMITHS ab HORSE SHOERS.
Flrst-et., bet Main and Atlantic.
All work done to orderand satisfaction guaranteed.
DIt. J. BLAKE,
announcetliat ha has
located in lirownvllie
and is now preparad
to perform.ln the best
manner. ALL oper
ations pertaining to
the science of fjen-
OrriCK Over City Drug Store, lront room, lot
ONE IXX)R WEST OF COURT nOUSE.
"ITfAfiOX MAKING, Repairing,
W Plows, and all work done In the best
manner and on short notice,
anteed. tilve him acalL.
C KNOKE, '
BOOT & SHOE
Has constantly on hand a superior stock of Boots
and shoes. Custom work done with neatness and
G miner $ Paper Hanger ,
No. 60 MAIN STREET,
J. K. FRETZ,
AND SION PAINTER.
OVER HELMKB'S WAGON SHOP,
OFFERS his services to the puhlic,
with theconfldont hcllef that his work
will meet the approbation oi his patrons.
Shell enberg;8r Bros.
SOLE AGENTS FOR
CANTO?! CLIPPER PLOWS! !
THE BEST PLOW MADE!
Ill ED TOR D & IIOIVARD,
Are prepared to furnish
DESIGNS & SPECIFICATIONS
for all kind of
PUDLIC ASD PRIVATE,
. ... of the latet and mobt approved styles. . ;.
ALSO TAKE CONTRACTS!
JLU kindt of Job Work dmte tn order!
J-Shop, corner Main nnd Second streets,
' RKOWXV1LI.F., XEB. 4J-y
Clocks, Watches, Jewelry
No. 59 Main Street, Brown ville.
".r ' JOSEPH SIIUTZ,
lias Jnst opened and will constantly
y ketp on hand a lanre and well OKRortod
dZ. Ktot lt ol genuine articleH In his line.
Repairing of Clocks, Watches, and Jew
elry done oo Khort notice,
ALL WORK WARRANTED.
HIE WIl HOUSE.
C. M. BLACFFMAN,
40 ?Ia!n-tM BrownTtllk
Tills Rouse has been remodeled and nrfhrnisbed
throughout, and afTurds the bent accommodations in
tae city to the local and traveling public. It Is cen
trally located, tstaires for the West, and Omnibuses
.r au trains, go from the ssnerman uouse. t air
tint diass, charges moderate.
c LOUIS WALDTEER.
0 int PIONtKK,
Is fully prepared to do all kinds ef
Gwlldlng, Glailng-, Paperhangtng-, ate.
X. H. WXIiCOX,
SMITH & ITILCOX,
And dealers In all kinds of Grain, for which they
pay the highest market price In Cash.
aa-Othce at Store of F. E. Johnson 4 Co. 16m
PHILLIPS 5s BARNES'
Livery, Feed, Sale and Exchange
Corner Main and Levee St BROWNVILLE.
HAVING purchased this Stable of
A. P. Cobs well, we are prepared to furnish
the best TEAMS, BUGGIES nnd CARRIAGES in
Southern Nebraska, at LOWEST CASH RATES,
lloom for Fifty Hontes. Corral for Stock. Particu
lar attention paid to Feeding or Bonrding Horses.
45-lyJ PHILLIPS A BARNES.
NEW STOCK OF
Dry-Goods and Groceries at
A. W. ELLIS,
To accommodate the public In and about London,
has lust received, and opened up In that place, a new
GUY-GOODS, GROCERIES, READY
which he Is selling at prices which defy competi
tion from the river towns.
PATRONIZE HOJIE.nnd assist In build
ing up a point in the Interior, especially when you
can get goods Just as cheap, which is the cane at the
store of Mr. Ellis. 15-S
JOHN L. CARSON,
BRO WSVILLE NEBRASKA
Exchange Bought and Sold on all the prin
cipal citis. Also dealer in Gold and Silver
Coin, Gold Dust and
GOVERNMENT BOND 3.
Deposits received, payable at sight. Inter
est paid on time deposits by special agree
ment. J axes paid tor non-residents.
All kinds of U. S. Bonds wanted.
A LARGE AND SPLENDID
JUST RECEIVED AT
74 Plain St.
BRO WNVILLE, NEB.
Opposite the Depot,
PHELPS CITY, MO,
W. M. STEVENS. PboprietoB.
As good accommodations and good stabling are
owred as can be bad in tne w est. l&J-lyj
Broad Street, bctwett 3d at 4th,
s. II. FOWLER,
This House is within SO rods of tht V. P. R. R. and
S. C. P. K. H. Depots. Hacks leave lor West
fotnt dally, and Lincoln tri-weeKiy. a-ti
MOUND CITY HOTEL.
Cor. North Market and Broadway.
ST. LOUIS, MO.
G. A. BOYD, PROPRIETOR.
One block west of the North Market Street Depot
of the N. M. R. R. The street cars pass this house
for all parts of the city, For all purposes It is the
best notei in tne ctty. jn
W. M. WYETH & CO.,
Wholesale Dealer In
HARDWARE & CUTLERY
No. South Third, bet. Felix Kdmond sts,
ST. JOSEPH. MO.
TTAnNERS. Skirtinir. and all kinds
Ii. of Saddles, Leather. Bridles, Hardware,
Ac. constantly on hand. Agents for Ditson's Circu
lar Saws and Marvin Safe. l4-yj .
. ST. JOSEPH, MO. '.' :
IMP O R T E IT,
WHOLESALE AND REAIL DEALER IN
Iron, Steel, and Heavy
H A R D W A RE!
TTrAGON.Carrlacre.and Plow Works,
V Agricultural Inipleruentsprings.Ax
els. Axes. Shovels. Soadea. Flies. Rasps. Chains.
Carriage and Tire liolts. Nuts and Washers. Nails,
Horse and Mu'e shoes. Saws, Casting's and Hollow
Ware. MitTi . elites. Andirons. Skillel and Lids,
Stew Pots, Uak Ovens, Fruit Kttles and Sad Iron
BLACalSJIITII'S TOOLS :
Anvils, Stock and Dies, Bellows, Sledgs and
HAiHl llHtuniars, icea, 1'mcers, liasps, arners
Knives, Tire Iron, &c .
Ox Yokes, Axle Grease, Ox Chains, Wagon Jacks,
Ox Shoe Nails, shovels. Picks, etc. Hubs. Spokes
PLOWS. Eagle Mower. McCormtck's
Reapers and Mow, Kallers Horse
Corn Plantar. Sulky Corn Cultivators?
Hand Corn bbeliers, it ay Kates, etc, eta.
AG KMT FOB
Buying my goods direct from manufacturers
1 offer verv great induee.-nenta to
rj.ENT'8 FURNISHING GOODS,
v at Ht.rzt.L cs.
TTATS AND CAPS. All Varieties
ax and Styles, at UETZtLfl.
joror q. a. smith.
t i j l .-. J u "Ha
, I -jl r - d J..3 2
OUR HORIIAL CLASS.
Oar Normal Class. ' :
At 11 o'clock and fifteen minutes of
each school day, "Our Normal Class"
meet3 for a special drill. The order of
exercises is more or less varied each
day j but a few things are permanent,
and of these we will gpeak.
The first thing when we meet Is the
appointment of a Critic and Historian.
The Critic's duty is to carefully note
everything worthy of notice, whether
good or bad, and report In writing the
This part of the exercises is inter
esting and very profitable.
The Historian keeps a careful record
of every day's transactions, and enters
them in the Histoilan's book. After
the appolntmentor Critic and Histori
an, the Critic's report is read and han
ded to another member of the class
The class at present is carefully re
viewing the principles of arithmetic,
with a design to evolve new methods
of explanation, and decide on the
best. This is the main business of the
class each alternate day of meeting.
The other days are devoted to discus
sion of various subjects of interest to
the common school teacher ; such as
"the best course of study adapted to
our common schools "how shall we
keep our schools Interested?" &c, &c.
Committies are appointed from the
class to compile reports and bring
them before the class, which then
considers each report separately,
makes such amendments as are deem
ed best, and the committee then pre
pares it for the press.
In this way it is hoped that hints
may be given to teachers in the regu
lar work, and at the same time benefit
those engaged in making these re
ports. We shall send in the articles and
ask the editors to use their own judg
ment in regard to publication j but if
the Advertiser or Democrat can spare
us part of a column weekly, headed
"Our Normal Class," we will guaran
tee one article each week.
We have had forty teachers regu
larly enrolled in the Teacher's Class
Wei thy Bishop
Amma Cowles '
Ella Lath rope
I -aura Neal
Very many of these desire to teach
next summer, and are. ready to enter
tain propositions from school Boards.
Mr. George Howard and Miss An
nie Moorhead will complete the course
J. M. McKexzie. .
The Advertiser will, . with great
pleasure furnish part, or a whole col
umn which shall be at the disposal of,
and under the control of "Our Nor
mal Class." Ed.
OUR NORMAL CLASS.
Suggested Course of Study forCommon
In order to insure success in our
common schools, it is necessary, as far
as practical, to adopt some regular
system of study. This Is of great ben
efit to both teacher and scholar.
Could something of this kind be
adopted in each school in the State,
then a change of teachers would not
prove such a detriment as at present,
for he would understond right where
to commence, and the pupil would
not lose the half of each term In
reaching the place where he reached
the term before. And thus instead of
going over and over the same ground
tenn after term, he might advance
right on, and complete his course
study in one half the time now used
to no purpose.
To this end we offer the following
course, hoping not only to benefit
those in the Normal Class who have
agreed to adopt it in their teaching as
far as practicable, but also aid those
engaged in the active work.
We would say in reference to the
exercising, singing, telling stories,
giving object lessons, &c, &c, the
teacher must arouse a deep interest in
the scholars while carrying them out,
or he better omit them. But if he
wants a live school he must use some
thing of the kind:
&15 Algebra (where called for.)
8:lo Opening exercises, reading scripture,
9:00 Advanced arithmetic. ;
9:30 First reader or primer.
9:46 Commencing arithmetic. : .
10:00 Three minutes exercises by whole school
: Second reader.
10:20 Third reader.
10:33 Recess. .
10:45 Mental arithmetic.
10:55 Trlmer and first readar.
11.-05 Grammar. .
11:45 Second spelling class.
I.-00 Song, story, anecdote or object lesson.
1.-05 Advanced reading and spelling.
1:40 Primer and first reader.
1:55 Second reader.
2:10 Third reader.
2:25 Object lesson, singing, &e.
2:30 Advanced geography.
3:10 Mental arithmetic
3:20 Second spelling class.
3:30 Primer spelling. '
3:40 Vocal music and general exercises.
3:55 Calling roll and dismissal.
4:00 Advanced class, if any.
We would advise the teacher, while
he makes the abovo co ut. . 3 ener
ftl work, yet( once a week l.K htto
spend at least one hoar la : ftcr-
noon in general exercises, & r
writing compositions on thti- fcLt . -,
speaking pieces, &c.,'&c.
:i f Annie Moorhead,
' Educational Institute.
HillsdaLe, Feb. 18, 1870.
Institute met as announced in pro
gramme; minutes of the previous
meeting read and approved.
After the usual preliminaries, the
programme was taken up, and Prof.
McKenzie being absent, the opening
address was delivered by W. P. Shock
ey, which was, first, practical; sec
ond, logical, and third, brief; thus
uniting ' these three great rpquiita
in ode address-, and commanding the
attention of all present.
The citizens of Hillsdale and vicin
ity were present and manifested the
same Interest as at the previous meet
ing, 6howing that it was not curiosity
that brought them out, but a desire to
hear and encourage.
The topic discussion was entered in
to with the same' energy that has
marked all the proceedings of the so
ciety, and others than teachers joined
in the discussion, evincing a desire to
make the institute a more than suc
cess. "' ' ' ' :
A class drill on reading by Prof.
McGrew closed the exercises of the
evening, and the society adjourned to
meet at nine o'clock P. M. to-morrow.
February 18, 1870.
Society met and proceeded to busi
ness. , The preliminaries being disposed of,
the address by H. M. Jones, Esq., was
called for and delivered in good style,
and listened to with pleasure.
The subject "The Classic Poets,"
was one of interest, and displayed
A class drill on orthography by J.
L. Slocum followed, and the discus
sion of the various methods of teach
ing that branch, brought on a discus
sion as to the proper age at which
children should be admitted to the
public schools, which was engaged in
spiritedly by the most of the members.
Then came a class drill on arithme
tic by W. P. Shockey, in which men
tal and practical arithmetic were both
This closed the practical work of
Committee on resolutions report as
Whereas, We, the members of
Aspinwall Precinct Teachers' Insti
tute, have had the privilege of anoth
er meeting, and have had a profitable
and agreeable session ; therefore be it
Resolved, That we fully encourage
the utility and mental benefit of such
Resolved, That we strongly recom
mend that similar associations be or
ganized in all parts of this and adjoin
Resolved, That our thanks are due
Prof. McGrew for his zeal and labors
in furthering the interests of the as
sociation. Resolved, That Capt. Vande'venter
and others of St. Deroine are entitled
to our thanks for assistance, and are
cordially invited to become members
of the society.
Resolved, That the citizens of Hills
dale and vicinity are tendered our
regards for their liberality and hospi
tality as well as their presence and
encouragement at our meeting.
The following programme was
adopted for the next session, March
11th and 12th, at the Shockey school
house, two miles west of Aspinwall :
First, music; second, address by
Prof. Rich of Brown ville; third, class
exercises on the various branches by
all the members; fourth, miscellane
ous businesss. Evening session 7 P.
M. March 11th ; morning session 10
A. M. March 12th.
Each member was requested to pre
pare a list of words which are habitu
Adjourned to meet as above indi
cated. M. W. Cook, Sec.
Report of the State Superintendent.
To the Editor of State Journal :
The opinion that there will be but
a small amount of Appropriate Funds
for the summer schools, seems to pre
vail throughout the State. District
Boards are consequently preparing to
close their schools until fall. I desire
that the. people may not be misled in
this matter. The amount of school
moneys now in the treasury is larger
than at any previous time, as will be
seen from the annexed statement fur
nished to -me by. the Hon. James
Sweet, State Treasurer. Will you
please publish the facts.
f Truly yours,
S. D. REALS,
Sup't Public Instruction.
Lincoln, Feb. 2G, 1870.
7 Statement of School Moneys re
ceived at the State Treasurer, since
Nov. loth, 18C9, which will be subject
to apportionment in
I : "" "'.. I
sch. land, School when paid
I , Tax. j interest j funds j . in
Dixon 16 14 j jNov 17 '6!)
Sarpy llOo tl Y: " "
Johnson I 0;i 4; "706 SO 100 00! - 19"
Douglas tf 45: 1J0 16 270 00 " 25 -
Seward 38 (; f Dec 3 "
Gage .101 OOj j ".
Burt 137 23. " "
Lanca'er 5 97 4312-89 "
Otoe 4712 66 07 20; 7 "
Madison 42 4-i 16 00; " " "
Dakota 200 00 21 -
Pawnee 1S1 44 " " "
Wash. 3716 00 Feb -0 70
Otoe - 7H " .57 -
Cass 7355 73 " " "
Cedar 163 40 i M
Platte 316 05' " 21 "
Nemaha 3128 00 " 2J "
Sanders 1532 03 " " "
Cuming 64 44 24 44
Seward 1691 59 M 19 "
Lanca'er , 9000 00
Amou't ?12113 92 539,726 9t $3S6 OOj
Totall - j ($52.23190
Honorable John Gillespie, State
The amount of School Moneys held
by the State Treasurer on the 15th
day of November. 1SG9, was $43,337 18 :
of this sum $31,417 50 was apportioned
on the 27th of December, 1SG9, and
$11,904 21 has been apportioned by me
this 24th day f February, 1870.
The basis of the apportionment is
f e enumeration of youth, which wa3
r le between the 1st and 10th days
1 f J ir. nary, 1870, at the request of
t'.f :".:?. ' ' " ' " ' '
'ii. f jwing isa statement of said
ort'nt Apoort nt ,.
- rh mnde Dec! .Ent''?.
th 69 :'pv""
628 j '
$m oo i
li A4 57
- 72 08
t-7 1 i
1(7 H ;
1 1 K J
S- ' - .ji)
K 7 Or
' 2"S i v
! ' 579 Cm
34-sO 00 1
579 00 i
8S .51 1
41 29 1
247 87 1
' is. . -;
. 31 4i j
3603 S i
Done at Lincoln
S. D. BEALS,
Sup't Public Instruction.
" Are You a Mason J"
Rev. Mr. Magill, Rector of St. Pe
ter's Church, Peru, Illinois, being
asked the above question by a lady,
responded as follows :
I am of of a band
Who will faithfully stand
In the bonds of affection and loTe ;
I have knocked at the door.
Once wretched and poor.
And there for admission I stood.
By the help of a friend.
Who assistance did lend,
I succeeded an entrance to gain ;
Was received in the West.
By command from the East,
Bat not without feeling some pain.
Here my conscience was taught.
With a moral quite fraught
With sentiments holy and true;
Then onward I traveled
To have It unraveled.
What Hiram Intended to do.
Very soon to the East
I made known my request.
Ami "light" by command, did attend;
Wlien, lo! I perceived.
In due form revealed,
A Master, and Brother, and Friend.
Thus far I have stated,
And simply related
What happened when I was made free;
But I've "passed " since then,
- And was "raised" up again
To a sublime and an cient degree.
Then onward I marched.
That I might be "Arched"
And find out the treasure long lost;
When, behold! a bright flame.
From the midst of which came
A voice, which my ears did accost.
Through the "vails" I then went,
And succeeded at length
The "Sanctum Sanctorum "to find ;
By the "Signet" I gained.
And quickly obtained
Employment, which suited my mind.
In the depths I then wrought.
And most cheerfully sought
For treasures long hidden there;
And by labor and toll
I discovered rich spoil.
Which are kept by the craft'with due care.
Having thus far arrived,
I further contrived
Among valiant knights to appear;
And as Pilgrim and Knight,
I stood ready to fight,
No Saracen foe did I fear.
For the widow distressed
There's a chord In my breast ;
For the orphan and helpless I feel;
And my sword I could draw
To maintain the pure law
Which the duty of Masons reveal.
Thus have I revealed .
( Yet wisely concealed )
What the "free and accepted" well know.
I am one of the band
Who will faithfully stand
As a brother, wherever I go.
Mr. Tipton's Letter to Judge Wheeler.
Washington, Feb. 4, 1870.
Dear Sir: You say, as a friend of
mine, that you ore indignant about
an attack upon me by the Republican,
at Omaha, and hcuce desire to know
how the question of the admission of
Virginia came before the Senate, and
how it was disposed of, and how my
collegue voted. All these facts are of
record, and I shall only group them
together for you.' Congress passed an
act, dated February 10, 1S6S, on the
subject, and ordered the President to
enforce it. He said, in his annual
message of this session, "The Legis
lature met, and did all required by
this resolution, and by all the recon
struction acts of Congress, and ab
stained from all doubtful authority. I
recommend that her Senators and
Representatives be promptly admitted
to their seats, and that the State be
fully restored to its place in the family
of States." ,
Acting on this recommendation,
the House of Representatives passed
u bill to admit her .without any other
conditions imposed ; for the State of
Virginia had adopted the Fourteenth
and Fifteenth amendments to the
Constitution of the United States,
which you know provided that "The
rights rf citizens of the United States
to vote shall not be denied or abridg
ed by the United States, or by any
State, on account of race, color, or
previous condition of servitude."
The Judiciary Committee in the Sen
ate reported the same kind of a bill.
We took up the bouse bill and tried to
pass it just as it came to us; and when
an effort was made to amend it, about
twenty of us voted against most of the
amendments. Of this number were
Carjnter, Cole, Conklin, Corbit, Feu
tou, Ferry, Morrell, of Maine, Nye,
Sawyer, Scott, Sherman, Stewart,
Trumbull, Warner, Willey and Will
iams. And while I wjis agreeing
with the President, the House of Rep
resentatives, and so many of my dis
tinguished associates, refusing to pile
up amendments, as Virginia had done
"all required bg the reconstruction acts
of Congress," I was assailed by the
Ornvha Rcjmblican in the following
language, respecting Drake's amend
ment : "On this amendment, so just
and so necessary, in; view of the act
ion of Georgia, and other rebel States,
Senator Thayer voted aye, and Sena
tor Tipton no. Fortunately the
amendment prevailed, in spite of the
negative vote of Senator Tipton. In
giving that vote we only have, to say
that Senator Tipton misrepresented
the well-known sentiment of Radical
Nebraska." It was kind in the Re
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this 24th day of
publican writer to spend his force on
me, and not aemoiisn also tne House
of Representatives, my associates, and
the President. But he denounced me
before he knew the final vote, and has
never attempted to dr. me justice.
Though many of us believed the
amendments, generally, of no use,
yet when the question was "Shall the
bill, as amended, pass?" we voted
aye, while Senator Sumnerand Thay
er abandoned the bill and amend-;
meuts and refused to vote. They
were in the Chamlwr during the roll-
call. Where the Globe reports the ab
sent, on the vote, it only means that
they did not vote. As sumner sat in
his chair, Mr. Kellog, of Louisiana,
called for the reading of the rule re
quiring all Senators in the Chamber
to vote, but it had no effect. But the
argument, is "the. action of Georgia
! end other rebel States made it necessa
! ! r." Really, how logically Whereaa
.(eo ..;;jaiid other rebel States acted
V . ; therefore Senator Tiptou
a i- ';J:ato a contract made by
liknself, hi ti.it solemn form-of legU-la-tior,
with Virginia, although Geni
Grunt prove i.i:;t she has done all
that w:i$ required of her, "and' ab
stained from all rfouUful authority.'?
This looks to r-s like t: morals of an
Indian Suptri' tcL.kn:, 'vho would
say, in as mucii a the i ,xs have
violated their tn-atv,-therefore I will
steal from the Omahas.
The intention of the article, of
whffh Trnmnlnin wnc tr thnw hi
Nebraska had one Senator who repre
sented the State, and o?ie who u-a faith
less. But after he saw the final vote,
ana l naa espoused every amend
ment, by voting for the amended bill,
he forgot to say the tables were turned,
and the bill with Drake's amendment
prevailed "in spite" of Senator Thay
er's refusal to vote for it. I am award
subsequently he did publish the final
vote ; but w'hat marks his malice still
more distinctly, is that some of these
charges are mixed in with the very
column containing the Senate pro
ceedings, as though he would not al
low my acts to go to the people without
his effort to injure me. Since that he
has also published the speech of my
collegue, and referred to his previous
criticism, leaving me condemned who
voted for the amended bill, and im
pliedly commending Senator Thayer,
who voted against it.
If you take the last test vote, on
Wilson's amendment, you have thir
ty-one aye, and twenty- nine no. Then,
on the final vote, if my associates had
not voted for the amended bill, when
Sumner and Thayer refused to vote,
it would have been a tie, and, so far as
Senators were concerned, the ' bill
would have failed to pass ; but I, ta
king the place of my colleguy and
seventeen others, supplying the place
of huinner, the vote went up to lorty
seven aye, and ten no.
When Virginia presented herself for
admission, her State constitution al
lowed colored men to vote, and to
hold office, and they were then mem
bers of the Legislature, and she had
pledged herself in ratifying the Fif
teenth amendment of the Constitu
tion, "That the right to vote should
not be aoridoed by any htate on ac
count of race or color." On that sub
ject she could go no further. If the
Fifteenth amendment is now funda
mental law, she is bound by it as long
as the Constitution of the 'Union re
mains. If it is not, then she has used
it as a voluntary pledge on her part,
and it is her precedent condition, and
she is morally bound by it. So I voted
on Morton's amendment to the pre
amble. But Drake's amendment only
repeated what she had already done,
and was therefore of no earthly use
having no practical of force. I will
always vote against such amend
ments, but not throw away a valuable
bill.aftersuch have been forced upon It.
As to the rights to enjoy school
funds, as set forth in these amend
ments, Virginia and every other State
will comrol that, subject only to her
constitution and that of the United
States; and not on account of any
agreement with persons or Congress.
But I hold that in the new Union of
States, there can be no restrictions on
one State that docs not bind every Slate.
We can tie them up outside as rebel
States, in process of reconstruction.
We can impose organic acts upon Ter
ritories ; but the moment they appear
at the dqor of the Union, the t nited
States Constitution meets them, and
stripping them of every superfluous
appendage, and robing them in the
only attire of a State, inducts and in
vests them, the equals of all, the In
teriors of none. 1 ' .
Perhaps it is fortunate for me that
this attack was foolishly made, for I
know hereafter no one of my friends
who see this w 11 countenance any
newspnper charges until 1 have a
chance to explain. I have no doubt
but Mr. Balcombe will do me justice
when he returns to his place as Editor
of the Republican, for I am told he
was away when the article appeared
of which my friends complain.
If records are to be mutilated, and
incidental note paraded, and final
notes suppressed ; if articles written
under misapprehensions are to be
clung to in the face of subsequent
light, because certain parties could
not prevent my re-election at Lincoln,
then I shall demand u verdict before
the people, who do not intend that a
pro (cm Editor just back from the ten
ner embrace of Andrew Johnson shall
domineer over the Republican party
of Nebraska, regardless of truth, hon
or, or decency. If I have "misrepre
sented the well' known sentiments of
Radical 2 ebraska" my friends will
want to understand the penalty that
is to fall upon those who beiieve me
honest and consistent. Can our noble
little party allow Senator to be array
ed airainst Senator, or the organ at
Omaha to set an example of pite to
the party organ at Browuville? I took
my course openly and boldly, and so
did my collegue, and I trust that the
paper at my home will treat him so
fairly as to be a reproof of the Repub
lican. I admit the right of free and
full criticism ; but demand that after
commencing a comparison of Sena
tors' votes, and they change places,
criticism shall follow them to the ul
timate consequences of their conduct.
That is fair.
I never would have given bo much
attention to this matter only I deemed
it Dest to snow now easy an honest
course of conduct can be vindicated,
which will prevent the necessity of
my explaining hereafter any vote or
course of conduct I choose to adopt.
For your interest in my welfare I
thank you, and as I cannot answer
all the letters I receive about the Vir
ginia question, you will allow me to
use this as a circular.
Very truly, your friend,
T. W. TJPTON.
C. W. Wheeler, Brownville, Neb.
The "smallsewing machine," which
some rascal in New York sends to
those people who respond to his ad
vertisement by Inclosing him $1, 13 a
shoemaker's awl worth fifteen cents.
. The Xew Indian Treatj.
A bill to establish the Indians under
civil authority by organizing anv
Territory of Lincoln, acd consolidat
ing the Indian tribes under a Territo
rial Government was introduced into,
the House of Representatives, Janua
ry 2Stb, by Mr. Cullem. The bounda
ries proposed for the new Territory
are Kansas on the north, New Mexico
nnd Texas on the west, Texas on th
south and Arkansas and Missouri on
the oast. It is , proposed that tht
Governor of this Territory should be
cx-officio Superintendent of Indian
Affairs. The legislative power is ves
ted iu a Government and Legislative
Council consisting of one member of
each tribe cr nation with a population
of less than five hundred, and an ad
ditional member for each one thous
and Indians or fraction of a thousand
greater than five hundred. The trit e
or nations have a right to select their
representatives, and, if none are fora
ally selected, it is provided that they
shall be represented by their chiefs.
In the proportion named, in order of
their rank. A census is to be taken
nnderthe direction of the Governor,
who shall tlx the number of members
of the Council to be allowed each tribe
or nation. The first session, of the
Council is limited to sixty day3, and
the following ones to forty" days.
Males over twenty-one, who have
adopted the custom of civilized life,
are entitled, to vote at the first election
and shall be eligible to election to the
Council. The qualifications of voter -nt
subsequent Councils are to to be de
termined by the laws of tho Territory.
Tribes Lereafter moving in the Indian
Territory bhall not be allowed repre
sentation i;r t!l they have been reccj
nized by t: Territorial Council ?a
having coipIL-d with the provisions
of thirf aot.
The Judi.if power of the Territory,
is vested in a Hur r-etna Court and u
District Court, thj juJ ;.- of which
are to be appoiutJ by thf President,
and confirmed ly the h and
shall hold office duri
::?ood I .... ,vi:r.
These court are required to r
all laws, rules ana usage .f tl.o Iz
an tribes as to the nieuU rs c.f a-I
within the limits of the tribes, vl. .
they are not inconsistent ith t:.j
Constitution and laws of the Cn.le l
States and of the Legislative Cour ;:I.
Delegates to Congress to be clecU t
by the votes of those entitled to elect
the members of the Legislative Coun
cil. The lands of theTerritory are to
be surveyed and allotted in geverallty
among the Indians, two sections in.
each township being reserved for
schools. It is also reported, in con
clusion, that in all appointments pre
ference (qualifications equal,) shall bo
given to competent members of the
Indian nations or tribes lawfully '
within the said Territory; the object
being to create a laudable ambition,
among them to acquire the experienco
necessary for the duties of officers of
importance in said Territory. .trwi
and Xavy Journal.
It Costs more than Bread. '
A few days ago, a policeman remark
"There arc three glasses of liquor
drank in this city for each loaf of,
bread that is eaten. 1
Suppose this true ; then for each
loaf of bread, at ten cents, there is
paid for drinks thirty cents; or three,
times as much for liquor as for bread !
It is estimated that four barrels of
flour will supply a family of five per
sons with bread for year. A barrel of
Hour will make 1204 pounds of bread,
ana the four barrel will give 1,0-Vi
pounds. At six cents per pound this
is if 1-3,84 for 'each barrel of Hour, or,
$G,3b' for the four barrrels. If this
estimate it too low, take five barrels of
fiour for each family of five persons,
and the value of bread at fcix cent-,
per pound is ?79,L) a year.
The 182,000 families of five persons
each, constituting the population of
the city, consume, at this rate, bread
to the value of $14,414,400 a year.
There are mi this city, at least, four
thousand p.accs where intoxicating
drinks are sold. The number In New
York and Brooklyn, in 1800 was 9.L70-.
If theso receive on an average S-JO
day each, that is$4:;,S0O,0u) a year ; or
at 115 a day each, it is, :Jl,!x),0 u,
year . It is true some of thedrinking
houses are mere "holes in the wall,"
but others of them are palaces. Soma
of them take in only a few dollars a
day, while the large number of others
take iu hundred." of dollars.
But it is not at the drinking house,
at public bars, where all the intoxica
ting liquors are consumed. At eat- '
Ing houses, at clubs, and at the hotels
arc expended lanre sums for wines
and strong spirits. Thus tho ue of
strong drinks counts up very fast, ba
against bread. 5cw Jork Post. -
Melting the Currency Plates.
There are now in the vaults of the
Treasury Department thirty-four
boxes of canceled steel plates and
other materials heretofore used by th
American, National and Continental
Bank Note Companies iu the printing
of Government stamps, moneys and
bonds. The Secretary has requested
Senator Thayer to act as Chairman of
a Committee" to examine the contents
of the boxes, and compare them with
the schedules of thoc furnished by
the burenus of Engraving and Print
ing, and the Internal Revenue. Thev
re to be taken to the Navy Yard, and
mere meiiea in a UJast furnace. The
Committee will be composed of the
following gentlemen : United Str.tes
Senator Thayer, Hon. G. A. Halsey;
of New Jersey ; H. Hammond, of tho
Secretary's office ; W. P. Sherman, of
the Internal Revenue office ; L. 1).
Moore, of the 'Register's office ; South
wick Qunthre, of the Treasurer's offiea
and A. " H. Pratt. X. Y. li.nes.
A sharp-tongued Texaa
aggravated her lord to such a degree
that he deserted his home in Houston
and fled to Galveston, where he wrote
the following interesting letter :
Galveston, January 7, 1870,
JSIy Lovin Wyffe:
Ime comln ome nex .week an hay
forgiv you for jawiu me. I'll come
on the 7 o'clock trano an shall stay
ome herearter & try to be a altered
man, I want peace and so do yew,
whysboodn't we love fach uther, xi
we U3ed ter when we first jined. toi
gether in the wholly bands of madi
lock, I've jined a temperance society
but if you ever jaw me asrin fur cum-:
min ome I'll wollap you like tty fu
we must have peese a3 grant says.
Boswell complained to Johnson;
that the noise of the company the day
before made his head ache.
"No, sir, it was not the noise tha5
made your head ache; it was the sense
we put into it," said Johnson. - ,
"Has sense that effect ujoa th&
head?" Inquired Boswell. '
"Yes, sir," was the reply, 4o3
hedas that aro nt used to it."
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