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V. P. Pernor. Triton hri,Hne, P. M. pot.
Uncoil, no Na, tn t . AV. H. Mcl'onald
H 2 Nni tro-t. V Ymk ( iiv.
C. l itre, E. W. C'arr, Crar.o & Co., Ptiila
(flrhia. W. S. Swymmer, Concnl Newspaper Agent.
T)i. McMahaii t Williams, Council llliilTs,
A. IV Joirof.. p. T.. Om.-ihii Citv, NoVarka.
I'r. M. 11. Clark-. .chraka Otiter.
1!. T. .1"lmvn.V."... it. Calhoun, Wsiska.
J. C. Mitchell ii Cs., Winter Quarters. ,
Sjrsska. P. M . Ps ,v,op, Loiipo Pork. Nelraka.
Ma;. II. P. 1)"iiv Nebraska Citv. .Nebraska.
I.t. (tamef, r, s. A., Comti.aini! at Port
J.at an. if, Nebraska.
I.t. ItoVh. V. S. A., Commander at Fort
C. M.. Mount 'labo'. Prrmorit Co., Iowa.
VI. Tlio. tanner. MoKusicks (irove. Iowa.
Op'en & C'i) ;i, PiirliiiL'tn, Iowa.
William Gir.-ne. t;r., Ce.lar Kapids, Iow a.
lost Master, Port De Mnine. Ii.
Acfcustus liull. Ksn.. Keosanua. Iowa.
Ti. II. ; . v. uuiiiit, r. .,!,., , ...
Hon. 'I nomas Drown, Marvsv ill. Ohio.
I. H. Peimct V.fq., Pelieviiw, Nebraska.
JemoWest, Tabor, Iowa.
H. P. Petuiet, (.ilrnuuoii, Iowa.
H. Turhufk, St. M.uy. Iowa.
1. K. Il&llittcr, Ottawa. PI.
Ji!a Titiij. Syracuse, A. V.
John C. heel', C'Uiinii.gtoii, Mass.
tin I arnaid. Isq.. IWihan.pton, Mass.
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kzetimo at eeilivikw.
At a meeting of tlie citizen of Belle
view held in the school room of the Mis
aion house, on Saturday, December 9.h.
The Governor remarked, that he Has
aware Hint intense excitement prevailed
nt ilifforent points respecting the loca
t ion of the Capitol, an I thit large sum
of money were being expended at these
points in anticipation ef its location, and
ih.it disappointment necessarily awaited
nil except one ,d! felt a deep anxiety in
the issue of the question, inv.lving no
Jaany, and such weighty interests. Said
that ubout two wcek previuiiily lie Jd
made up liis mini to locate the Capitol at
Oinulu City bul owing to iinprojicr in
Hueuce Lrou'ht to bare upun him to in
liuence his detcriiiiiiation, he nude up Lis
wind that he would not locate il at that
J. lace, und concluded by Mying that he
J.ad not in.ule up his n.iud where il shu'ild
he located, or in wit a relation 0:inh i City
fchould slund to IJelleview hulsul thai
if Belle-view would nominate one man for
Councilm in and two :nen for the ll.iuie
Hi'pre&enlalives, wiio would susUiin
Lis tuiiiiiiistration and not vote for the
removul of ihe Capitol from the place
where he saw lit to JiK-jte it auJ not up
hold his enemies lie would give B.Ie-
iew UistiiQt Ly Usolt; oaierwiie j'
V,"0ll,j " . jlu Tfli.HUli
tnJ be swallowed up in Us power,
Speech of 2lr. A. U'. Uoliister, E(i
Mr . Chairman : As cic of the ;;c-r
of the circular coiitiiiniu a letter purport
ing tohave been addressed to a Mr. Gr;.y
Hid iji.d by T. 11. Cumii j:, and us lin
Eiiccllency, the Goic rnor, lias pronounced
li.e letltr a foiger), 1 ittl mjbilJ called
rtpon to explain why my n; me is so at
tached. The original letter I hae seen.
It is in posseasiiiii of a man, whose very
liniiic, forbids even the suspicion of decan
or fraud, t lor myself, 1 ka e not a donb
i to its au.hentkity. Alaj. llepntr, (you
U know him) who is well arqn:unietl with
Govrrncr Cumir.g's haiid writinjr; (here
Mr. Cuming interrupted the speaker bv
e.-yir g in a fierce wrathful tone, I did
)t cctm: lte to listen lo a:iy jjorsn:d at
tack upon mv&elf,ad Miuilot remain.")
Mr. Iloilixter reques.ed him 'o stay, that he
wa cLliged in df defeisce lo defend him-i-clf
i gaii st the imj'Utjiiioii of forgery, bu
the Governor left the room. Mr. II. then
fctked if he should continue, and amid
loud c-rirs of "gn on go on," he resumed.
You r.ll knaw Mnj. Ilej.ner, you know Lis
iitU'grily and caution. He says he will
t"ar to its geiiuiiniK-fc in a Court of Jus
tice, if i.tcissary, end do you l.ii;k he i.
overtantnt officer, would cummii the dis
jrraccfut act of forgery? Many of you
re acquainted with Dr. McMahon. Vil
1a Urge? will lie rob the mail? Bat gen
tViiitn, the diimiii'g proof of the i.uthen
ticity of 'his ji-ccius docuineut, cud ol
t!ie trttchtry c( T. II. Cuminij. i not
iikiiw in iLe uord of those who have seen
lhe original ktiw, whicli shall be pro hi j
ei bl the proper tie, but you saw it in
the limping, halting, m L ward, evasive t
j.Iaiiatiou yo'i have j ml lin'.ened to. The
letter wa pronounced a compleUs forgery.
Then His Lt llen y. had a fait rral
lectiuUuf writing to Mr. Gray, uboul the
lUJi of Xo em'-er, wl.ii h !i:tttr he iucigin
td wr.s drtij jied by the carier on his wi.y
t the IWXlice. Then the letter writ
ten to Mr. Gray was sent fur, aud in due
time would arrive and explain the base,
i.ess of mrt, who would on the ve of an
election concoct a base achcinetot ilVct their
ruds. Su.U disjointed declarations art
Gviitleiaeti: The letter would not st
present l.ae been exposed, butfoi jxjin'
nad tome in a conversation 1 hal with
Mr. Cumii g end CA. Greene a ttw eve
iiing ago. At that time. 1 liad the copy
ef th letter in iny "ocket. The point
wai , tht Co!. Green shoitiJ be sei.l as
Council mail fro Dough. eounty; I re
plied ihut it was not for ine to dtierniine
j? m ''iff, Lu( w-' l ,ne disji;ion cf
j thf peoi-lo of Ht lh vif ,v. I was ai swer.
1 1 d in c!"c t, that our s(ii. r:to n pif itiita-
"i.in drpendtd u;vin thv. To this I s::id.
that Gi'Xct tior Cuming roul 1 do ni he
plrnstd. Though I had the evidence ol
the i!et rmina'ioii of the Governor t ) h
rate the Capitol nt Oiii Jui, yet they at
tempted to deceive me. They attempted
to in ,kc me believe matters were as unde
cided as ever. Then I quoted from the
letter n sentence or two; '-Where did yon
get vur authority," s:iid Mr. Cumiig.
My authority is good I m.swered, and the
next morning o.it c:une this, robbing the
mails, lueaki'ig seals, und i'ori.'g charge,
that Hi Excelleiuy now wislns to have
omitted in this liairll ill.
And iww he comes urnot-g us nnd tell
ns: Nominato my nmn, nominal men
pledged to 8U.Hrl me; nominate men
pledged not to oppose me and my cherish
ed schimc; men who will not oppose the
Cajii ol when once located and will cast
your ballots tor a rscorasku uunmciai as
Delegate to Coigress.
Good God ! are our hands to be bound;
are our mouths to closed! arc we to
be slaves ! are we to move, breathe, ami
act at the Lidding oT this man for the boon
of a separate disli ic ? I know not w hat
you will do, but for myself, I had rather
be swallowed up by Om.din, I would ra
ther see lVlieview sink than accept; to
freemen, such slaveUh condi ions.
In reply to the proposition in the ab ive
speech, suspending the freedom of the
elective franchise upon a pledge to use it
as he dictated, CoiinnoJore Stephen De
catur arose; and iu a strain of in lignair
eloquence remarked: That he was a des
cendant of revolutionary sires, whose
blood had been she.l in the causeof human
freedom, and who fought against the ene
mies of their country in order to secure
he very privileges which he was ton-te-ndiiig
for now said lh.it by every prin
ciple of rijihl we were jus ly entitled to a
separate representative district, and that
if il could be gicn us without liking
away our freedom, riirht would lake
place, and that if a district w to cost us
our liberties, it w ould not be worth I he
purchase. Said he wanted wh.t was
right, or nothing ul all.
Mr. D. said he thought the age of !jj
tuiioii had passed away, and lht the right
to vo'.e us a mill please .1, was conceded,
wherever the privilege of voting at all,
was granted. And that there would be
no ne in having a nominal representation
if we did not have one in reali y and
' - u -T- mm - il.,t if. ?',,
tor us, wol Id be ae.iiiisi"AW ;l Shadow
and nothing more. Mr. D. tlitmJ.VtJj'ee.
dom was wot lh ten' enilii-g for ks carn-i
estly now, as it was before the Itevolu
tiun that tynuiy was as olious and hate
l td now ns ii was then said that he could
not see what use there was in the form d.
i'y of an election, if those elected were
to follow the dictation of the Executive.
If that tystein was to be adopted we miglj'
just tisu tll dispense with the trouble and
cost of cl o:is'.i!g men to represent us, and
consent to becom-: subject to the will of a
fyrauU Claries tV first thong!,! ir iie
lews (o call a Puriia-neu', an I i!.at he eoY.d
govern welt enough wi hou'. .. From
appearances it seemed to be the desire of
die Governor to rule lite people, nnJ not
,o let the peiple enjoy the privilege of
elf gjveriiinen, gr.m e 1 by the Great
Charter of .ItMikan Lihtrltj. There
were those who ret use J to take the oith
never to consent to alleriTioM in the
elm ret, of England, in the time of Charles;
and there are those here now, who reru
to sanc'iiott the doctrine no less odious
lial representatives mast swear to vote
according to the will of the Executive, or
not be allowed ui op;ortuni.y to vote a'
Mr. Decatur was followed by Silas A.
S.riek'.and, Eq., in which he said it Was
apparent that if his Lxcc'.lency had been
inconsistent in some things he had been
consistent in others: one of which was
iiis dcierminatiiiii to locate the Capitol b(
Omaha Cny. aiol try to kep il where it
was put. ife s.-id, first, il was his de
sign to locale it at Omaha, but NOW he
did not kwm- vl.irclc wculd locate ii
vet he tells us t-inphd'k.d y, if we dare
u oppose his scheme for packing I lie Leg
;s'ature by sending those who would riot,
lend their aid to further hi scheme cd
sustaining the "Combina! iun, ''bv keeping
ih Capitol at Omaha Ci'y, when tnce lo
cated he woull coerce ui to terim by
throwing Belle-view into the O.mha dis
tiict, thus abscrbing liellcview in the
Combination. Never did George the
Third make so ba.se and humilating a propo
sition; Ntvtn was a projosi.iou so degrad
ing and debasing as thi accepted by a lrtc
and intelligent people. Jf Lle'ke were
ihe lerms and we were tu accept of ihem
or lie disfranchised, better be disf cajichi
ed it once, better be absorbed and swai
towed up in the combination, by tyrauical
IxecuUv e dictation, thati Le a party to
carry out hit d'rkclive jiurposes. He
said they could never takeaway the Platte
Veliey fiura us, even if they should suc
ceed in carrying out the scheme so bold I j
jiid Irrucherously concocted against the
iti'en i'i of IVlview.
Th Torritorial Covorament.
Tlie org iiii.alii n of our Terriijri.il
fio ri nment is a subject of i-.ll-absni bing
interest to the people rf Nebrnskii one
in w hich e cry citizen is ih ep' concern
ed. The humblest KqnaMcr, i,s well as
he ciipi'a'ist, and the politician, have an
equal rijdit to insist upon an organir. ition
in which the principles of equity and
justice are full) rcccgi ized and obeved.
It i plainly to be seen that juic: requires
that the dis ant portions of the Territory,
as well as the i.ear, have a tihl to be in
cluded in the priveleges atteiu'ing the es
tublishiiient of civil gov ernmeiit in thi'
cciinlry. A righteous po eminent re
j'lires that the in'ensts of all should be
consulted, w ha ever m. J be their eondi
t o:i, or wlnrever their p!..ce maybe.
.nhaie lite obvious interests to be con
sulted at the very commencement of the
government. Bat future hh well us pres
ent inlet ests demtuul co' sidcralioii in the
--i-.)Jil,inriit of our Territorial govern
ment. True policy, and evedy principle
of right dictates that tlie Capi:0 should
bo located where, according to the best
calculations, the most centrali.n l accessi
ble point, would be for the whole Territo
ry, and not that portion of ll only, which
is now settled.
If the principle now asserted be true,
il follows thut there arc other interests
besides the present and ihe vjsible, that
hould he taken iu'o account, an 1 would
he by those who had the best interests of
ihe Territory at heart, w henev er an im
portant stop is to be taken affect if g thosj
mteres's. In relation to the principle upon
which the opperatioiis of the Kxecutivc
of this Territory arc founded, we are a
an utter loss to see anything like equity
ami justice. We think his principle has
been, and now is, to make ihe inteicsts ol
the Territory entire'y subvervicnl to the
interests of Lin-self and Us friends, ami
that the interests of the pet pie are to be
made subordinate if nol utlerlj saerilicd.
If wc look (o the manner iu ivliich the
Territory has been districted il will ap.
pear that gross injustice has been done lo
many portions, il' not the whole Territory.
In the first place, the Territory has
been districted in such u manner a lo ex
clude s-veral hundred legal vohrs (rum
the priveiege of exercising ihe elective
franshise. Those portions of ihe Territory,
not withstanding they w ere as really cu
ti.led to be included in 1 tit; enumeration
and in districts ks o her portions of ihe
Territory, have not been rcogt.ued at ail
in the vvlUlim.n il-. ewuHi,.!
Ag..in, districts have been organized where
there were few or no inhabitants, ond no
iLahji anions, and had an nj.portioi.meul bas
ed on weiv.'nw not what.
In the next place, lars end sm-.fi' dis
tricts have been made tide by side on
purpose loncutralizi or destroy the po
litical power of certain places. For in
stance, Washington and Douglas counties
lay side by side ; the former has less than
40 v oters, vJdle Douglas county has near
ly 40). No nuiural division whatever
sepir. ites those counties, and no reason ex
isted why siieli a monstrous division should
be made, except, that the "Lin must hart
hi . hart:' Iy this division, Iklleview
ihe oldest and most respectable, if not the
most t.umerously populated place, is en
tirely cut olTfrom representation by a sin
gle siiike of arbitrary power, .called into
exercise, because she would not consent
to the teunsoflered by the Kxecutivc to
go into the Legislature without feller
beciuse she w ould nol gi without the lib
eriy lo vole, ml the liberty to say what
Zart CtMty. '
We ure ensured by u gentleman, who
came directly fiom liurt county, that there
is not a si igle .house or resident in that
county, exit pt savages and wild beasts
and w hat of it ? why, that eounlj lu.a elec
ted three men lo ihe Teriitorial Legisla
ture ! Can an outrage like ibis be endur
ed by ihe Tree people r Nebraska? Will
he gud sense or ihe people allow those
men to take ihcir seats iu the Legislature?
e know ll ere are wolves in that coun
ty, but ihey go about in their natural
g..rb, and are entitled !o consideration as
such, but the wolves most to be dreaded,
arc political wolves in sheeps cluthing
such i.re (hey who defraud the people bj
giving places which have no inhabi.ants a
representation, and Hut aliow ing u repre
sentation loolurjlacs Lav ing a numer
ous and respectable population.
ilF A gentleman from l'lattsmouth in
foims us that Gidilings received GO volen
at that place. We have rceejied reports
froui oilier places sufficient lo warrant us
ius)ing that Giddily ' elected by a
major i y of frout '1 lo HbO. Next week
w e hoje lo be able lo give lull returi s, in
cluding the representatives in lle Terri
P. S. - aJuablj; Comtiiui.ieiilioitt rt
ceived, for whiih the authors have our
wanm-st (hai.ks. They will apjw.-tr iH-xt
Fiour with the Pie. The Pun
cas stole ten horses of the Oimhas few
Jay t since, out on the Loup Frk river.
Do Pur n-i-s fcil'H rp the re-oin.
r.ttTI0:C IN EELLEYIEW.
It ii a miller upon which we congratu
la'e the people ft this procint, lh it the
election at this jd.ice was conducted "-ith
so much propriety on Tuesday hist. It
frequently happen that amid the fterco
con'estsof rival partisans, retort is had to
angry words nnd violence; but happily no
such exhibitions appeared to m ir ihe har
mony of the occasion. It is worthy of
remark, that no intoxicating liquor was
ma le use of, nnd nothing occured unworthy-
of the place.
Fur Congrat :
N. 15. (iiddi lgs, (iG
J. Dvson, 20
H. It. Chapman, ... 'J
J'or Councilinm :
A. W. Ilol ister, -W.
Gilmour, - - - -P.
J. C. Delicti, -
For Jlejirtsentaltvet :
S. Decatur, - - - - . 5
J. S. Morton, 1
J. Mitchell, ----- 78
S. A. Strii-kUnil, ... 78
I. II. IJennet, - - . -87
C. T. Holloway, ... 88
W. H. Watson, .... f9
C. K. Smith, 88
Scattering S.S. Morton 1; W. It. Scott
1; C. L. Watson 1.
For L'ongrcs. :
N. H. Giddings, ...
II. D. Johnson, -I.
Ii. ChajMiian, ...
tor Coiinrilintn :
J. C. Mitchell, (majority not stated)
For I'rprtsentafivts :
GOV. CDXIKG'S LCTTES.
Wc regret the necessity that leads us
lo publish the shocking evidence of cor
ruption revca.'eu in the follow ing shame
less letter, written by the Governor of this
Territory to his confidential friend Gxvv.
The letter is n genuine production and can
be proved such, if its luithenliciiy is de
nied. We learn by the letter thut Mr.
Ciray is a member of tlie ' Combination"1
and one of the " Pillart" upon which it
resls, and is to be a sharer in the spoils.
We have reason to supjmse the Ohio branch
of the "Coiitiiiaion" is a large one, and
was pretty fully represented in the con
test foroHice and spoils through which w e
1"-- i---1 i J..l au tmitr(
nuiiou"' intended to s.-cure the clcciion
or a delegate to Cougress.'lhe public prin
ting, mid ihe control of the Legislature
The former has already been defeated and
people of Nebraska are true to them
selves and their friemfs, 6mA tit the other
projects will be defeated, as certainly s
ihe other has been. Another branch of
the "combinaUon'' is found in Oui-Jia
This united with tie former make a
grand trio which intended to make sure
work of securing the Catitol, tiie or
rites as-o nit h'hiu. JJuf, thank God
a portion of ihe scheme has been brought
to light by the appearance of this unex
peeled Jellt-r, a jKiriioii of the scheme has
failed, and if the whole plot is not over
thrown it w ill Le because the people ol
Nebraska are r.ot as true to their own in
terests as this audacious "combination"
have been to theirs.
We ti.ke ro pleasure in putting this let
ter on rcrord. If it ky in our power to
strike it cut of existence, together with the
evidence of corruption which it reveals,
we would not sleep (ill il was done. It is
w i.h sliaiiM; thai we confess (hat ihe Ad
ministration thus far gives evidence of
corruption which should and will alarm
every honest citizen.
Omm Citv, Nov. 23 h, 1S3L
I)tur Gray; Your piper received. 1
have only lime to write a very few words.
I NLVFIt FOUGHT MY FIKLND.5,
and furthermore, and have always suc
ceeded thus far, in my efforts lo serve
them. The Capiw.l (ihis is strictly pii
vale) w ill be located, if I conlroljj, i t O
malu City, and ihr re is every piospec!
1 Liit it will be the greatest city in the West,
belween ihe Mississippi and California.
I TUTIILKMOKL, IT WILL STAY
WIIFHL JT IS ITT. KLLY ON
THAT. Ai.so, in -hie ilictios or
C II I'M i .S TO Co.NC.BESS.
Something may turn up to disappoint
me, but 1 have no fears.
I Lave made ihe Proprietors of the
Town, deed time extra lots tony frtendg.
You hav e been a pillar to the A Jininis
tratiou and the Combination, ai d faithful
to tin: Western ligUs and SlUe rights.
Oa that urcount, withtut any pirsonaltc
quainlanc, I tin yours, inthnatt ly, and al
ways with you iu spirit.
In a few dajs, I shall have (he pleasure
of sending you ihe pi jx rt, pulling you
in possession of i n interest in the Capiiol
worth NOW, from if 3,t00 to JSjWiO, nd
of en indefinite value hereafter after the
location. This will be a gratuity by the
proprietors of the town.
FVr (he !! twn dst, I Lav r' b4 a
moment, till ncuv, lo rep'y to a serrrojof
letters ; tny room having been filled with
successive delegations (nn the Capitol
question.) termed with alternate bribes,
throats nnd soli citr.tions.
Fxeuse writing and haste, and believe
me, ever yours,
T. 11. CUMING.
BOUNDARIES OF IRE COUA'TIKI.
Ve publish below the boundaries of
the different counties, so far as thy are
mad out by the Governor :
Pirrct County, is bounded as follows:
Commenting at the mouth of the Wpi.-ig
Water on the Missouri; thence west ward
ly, along the South banks of the same, to
its head water; thence due west, to th
boundary of lands cccdcd to the United
States, (luO miles;) thence south twenty
miles, to the north line of Forney coun
ty, to Camp creek, and along the north
bank of said creek, to the Missouri river,
and thence northwardly, along said Mis
souri riv er, to the placs of beginning.
fvniry (tuuntj, vMnoing t b
mouth of Cump creek; thence to the head
waters of the same; thence due west, to a
point sixty mils from tha Missouri river;
thence due south fwnty miles; (hence
east, to (he hem waters of the Little Ne
maha river; thence along the north bank
of said river, to the Missouri river, and
thence along the Missouri river, north, to
the place of beginning.
It'asMvgtvn County, commencing at n
point on the Missouri river, one mile north
of Omaha Ci'y; thence due west, to th
dividing ridge between the Elk Horn and
Missouri rivers; thence north westwardly
twenty miles, to the Llk Horn river;
thence eastwardly to a point on fhe Mis
souri river, two miles above Fort Cal
houn, and thence southerly, along sii 1 riv
er to (he place of beginning.
Dodge County, coinmenceing at a point
on the Platte river, twenty miles west of
Ilcllev iew; thence westwardly, along the
said Platte river, to the mouth of Shell
creek; thence north twenty miles; thence
east, lo the dividing ridge between the
F.Ik Horn and Missouri rivers, and thence
southerly, to the place of beginning.
JJurt County, commencing at a point on
the Missouri river, two miles above Fort
Calhoun; thence westwardly, (crossing
the l'.lk H irn river.) 12U miies, to the
west boundary of lands cecut-d to the
United Slates; thence Northerly, to MjU
vaie river, ami along (he east bank of
the same, to Lau Q ii Cour, or Ituuning
Mater; thence easterly, to the Aaway
river, and along the South bank of it, to
'is mouth; thence southerly, along th
Missouri river, to the place of beginning.
Richard ton Coun'y, commencing at the
Northwest corner of the half-breed tract;
'hence westwardly. along ihe south bank
ot the TJltle Nemaha river; thence west
wardly, loa point sixty miles west of the
Missouri river; thence sou h, to the 40.h
parallel (this boundary between Nebras
ka and Kansas;) thence east, along said
boundary, lo the Missouri riv er; thence
north, along the Missouri river anl wes
ten miles, to (he southwest corner of the
half-breed tract, ami thence northerly,
along the boundary of said tract to the
place of beginning.
Cats County, commencing at the nori'1
by the Platte river; east by the Missouri
river; south by the Weeping Water, to its
head waters; thence westwardly, 100
miles, or to 'the west boundary of lands
ceded to the United Slates, and thence
uorih, along said boundary, to tlie Platte
Doit glut County, commencing ut the
mouth of the Platte river, I hence north
along the west bank of the Missouri river,
to a point one mil north of Omaha City,
thence west along the south boundary ol
Washington county, twenty miles, thence
south ten miles, (mure or less) to the
Platte liver, and thence east to the place
Liruvaai a u nuts
Htarias Magazine. The December
No. of this excellent work is received
Three dollars can baldly be expended more
advantageously llun in purchasing this
great American monthly magazine, par
licularty if it be read. It contains u large
amount of unexceptional reading, richly
illustrated with appropriate engravings
published by Harper and Brothers, No
48 Ikekman St., New York. Price, 2
copies $5; one copy, $3.
Fowli.bs &, Walls Publications.
The Phrenological Journal for December
is received. Thit it a work which every
student of nature should read. Every
body tau gain instruction from this work
which Le can find nowhere else so pleas-
anti) and ably presen'ed. Price, f 1; pub
lished by Fowler k Wells, No. 'MH Broad
Water Curt Journal. This work
i, sued by the tame publishers, and at ll
tame place as the above. To those wl
are seeking health, or how to preserve
this is a work which will afford valuable
&sistanco w hatevtr th creed of the rea
ltor rar I . Pri, !.
Hon. Judge Harden has had the South
ern Judicial District assigned him by the
Governor, and we understand L intends
to lake up his retidenc A Nebraska Ci'y.
e regret the neeeasiiy that calls him
away from ut. He has wen universal
esteem here, and when duty calls luto
away, aur blessing will go with him. We
trust he and his distinguished compear,
His Honor, Judge Fergusoa, will Le pil
lars of strength lo the government of this
rerrilory ornaments to the Lench, and
an honor to the Administration under
which they wre appoint 1. We Lopa
they mny long continue to wear the un
spotted ermine of judicial fidelity.
Since the above was in type, Judga
II. has decided to remain in Boll via w
Tt Ortat faclBt Hallway.
We have on several occasions presented
this subject to our readers, but such is its
importance to us; and to the nation, that
it can hardly be recurred to Jtoo often, or
In term indioasina; too 4iigh a .degrea of
seal and earnestness. The subject shout!
be kept up until it is understood, and re
ceives that degrt ofaltntion it dservs,
until Congress grants land to aid in its
const ruction, and until it is finished. It
is confidently expected that land will b
granted through the Territory of Nrbrat
ka for the construction of this great nation
al highwny to th Pacific. We know of
a com pony that is waiting to commence
this immense work, at toon as a grant cf
land can be secured. Thy intend to
commence at the Missouri river, following
the Platte Valley to ihe South Putt of tha
Rocky Mountains, and from thenc, to
California and Orgon.
Kobbary of ths Salt Lakt Kail.
A Tlgraph dispatch dated from Tarl-
s ill-, dated the 5di, says -
We learn by a gentleman from Mrys-
ville, on the Blue, (hut the Sioux Indians
hud rubbed the Salt Lake mail coming in
and killed the mail carrier snd taken $100,
000 besides '.he private funds. All the
mules and equipage were taten, four men
were killed and one left for dead w hosur- .
tived and seand. Mr. Jones who star
ted to Salt Lake wiih the outward mi'
but on hearing of the murder returned.
Ism rrsM.sci, Dec. fj night.
The Sail Lake mail, in charge of Milch-
el, reached Independence about 7 o'ciack
this evening, bringing sad news. On th
13,h Nov ember, ll. wail unJrr t liarg of
Jamison, coming lo the Slates, was attack
cl by a party of Sioui Indians nar
Dripp's trading post and i!(J this si 1
of Ft. Lirsmie. Name of men who were
killed : James Whaler and Thos. Hackett,
C. A. Kinkaid, of Suit Lake, badly
wounded and robbed of $10,500 in gofifT"
The Indian hav sworn thi nothing mark
ed wi.h the United Stairs s'l&ll pkts.
A passenger was pierced with six ar
rows and left for dead.
The mail bags were rifled of thvir cou
tents and letters all torn open.
The mail parly bound outward passed
by on the 17th and found that some tradrrt
had taken care of the dead bodies and what
was left' No escort could be granted at
the Post and the mail party of November
and December could go no farther tbaa
laporual froot Waabiaftoa.
A Ullcr-writer at Washington says:
I am enabled to state upon unquestiona
ble authority that the President ht deter
mined upon a reconstruction of the Cabi
net as soon after the meeting of Congress
has possible they say about the middle
of January. Mr. Marey will resign, auJ
.Messrs. Campbell and Guthrie will
out. Mr. Breckcnridee of Kenluc
will be made Attorney Guiieral, and Mr
dishing will take the State Department
iUr JJoliooii will be transferred to th
Treasury Department. The olhrr posi
itona have not yt been detoi in.iintd upon .
Mr. Buchanan Laving otficiahy notified
the President of Lis intention of returning
Lome in the spring. Mr. Murcy is to g
lo England as Minister. This will, ef
course, dispose alsa of Mr. Sickles.
Mr. Mtison, who is very desirous of be
ing recalled from France, will probab'f
be ollcred a seat in the Cabinet, though
this it uncertain.
Hiving determined upon a reconstruc
tion of Lit Cabinet, the president will also
make an entire change iu lhe forcing ap
pointments recalling Soul, Belmont, Sey
mour, &.C. It is believed that the am
ount of patronnge w hich he will thut Lav
at the dikjiosal, may prove sufficient to
giva tha Administration full power ia
Congress. At all events, tke experiment
w ill be tried, and has been egre.td upon to
the extent above stated.
Umted Srare Maoazibc.- Tliil
magazine miket its rgular roor.lhly visits
to our table. This is large and ably
conducted work, j,ublisl.d by J. M. Eb
son h Co., Ho. 1, 3, 5 and 7 Spruce St.,
Nsvr York, $1 a year. It is well worlh
th noney a'id nw is a food Jim te tub