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V. T.. Palmer. Tnh'iiiP tni P. M. P".
intell. 1 I'.t Nii;i'i v'rr-t . W. IT. Mil.lorniM
1 CJ Nn:il street, -,', v Yotk C'ltv.
('. I'iitit, I!. V. I'.uT, (."ran" i. Co., I'tnU
dHriliin. V. S. S'VVmMi'T. d'ciictiil Nhi-;!iit, "-tit.
Dn. Mo Million & WilPaeis, Cniiiic.il liluiD.
A. T. Jom. P. M.. Om-iti City, Vlirsska.
lr. M. II. Clrk, .Wl.i :i -a : ('enter.
II. 1). .Ti'linnn. I".i,.. Kt. Callioi., Xi-IraUs.
J. ('. Milclii'll A. Co., Tinler Quarters, .
l. ra -k? .
I'. M.. Pn noire, Loop Kink. TVclirasVi n .
Maj. M. I'. 1)im-, di:nkn City. N, dra-lca.
I.I. (iairot. C. .S. A., Comma, Id. -r at J-'orl
1 .n t a ni N 1 Si .1 -k j.
1.1. llc-atli, V. S. A., Coimnanijcr at Fort
('. M.. Mount Talior, Fremont Co., Iown.
'ul. 'II. n. I iirinr. Mr Knsieks (Jrovr, Iowa.
tWi'i-ii A- 'cpp, l!'irliiiir''Mi, Iowa.
William ( ie, l'-ij.. IVilar ItapiiM, Iowa,
lent Master, Fort lie Moii.c, loa.
AiikusPis Hall. Csq , K-iaiii. Iowa.
JJon. A. C. UckJc, Jliirlintiiii, la.
Jjh IVpsI, Jalior, Ion.
H. P. Unmet, (, I en wo, I, low.
li. TtJvliuck, M. M.irv, Iowa.
hi. K. llollistri, Ottawa. III.
ila Tit us. Symcux', ,. V.
W. Lainum, o .Michigan, is our Traveling
r.iiel Hnrr.erti Fso.., Northampton, Mas.
John C. Kc H, Cciimuiiigtun, AImi.
In our last issue, we untie a few brio f
rrrmrks respecting (he kind of annuities
most suil..b!o 1o U U,w upon ,ur Indian
tribes in payment cf their din s.
It was staled tliat utter having Kivcn
ihcm implements of labor t.nd iiistruciion
necessary to enable them to list: them, ,.ud
lo regard each others righ's, tl,e remain
der should Le paid in money.
Contrary to the opinions of many, In
dians understand tlie vJue of money, and
know how lo make gwd bargains. Thev
know what they need to eat, drink nn'd
wear, and us a genera! Ihing, ir they liave
the money, ll.ey can procure what ihey
need at a reasonable price.
We propose to give a few illustrations
of the icsiilt of paying the Indians their
ennui ies in goods, instead oT m jnev.
Theflrst insrance occurtd last bummer,
in th piymant of annui.ies,due the O'oes.
Omahas and Pawnees. Several hundred
dollars being due these trilx-s, early in the
pring, thry depended on is arrival Tor
their supply of food and ou! fit for their
ummer hunt. But in vain. One boat
after unot her made Us appearance at Belle
view, without the promised supplies
freighted only wiih fresh disappointment
nd distress, instead of relief. Under
,lhese circumstances, despmrlook the place
l hope, and urged our Indian tribes into
a course of depredation mi I cri;ne. C. t
tle, sheep and swine belonging to citizens
uid emigrants, fell a prev to ai.r iir
sharpened by a snse 0f injustice, hunger
Our friends in Iowa rnd Nebraska, he.
idts numerous emigrants thrmHi the In
dian country, can testify to the large 0
mounf or tribute drawn from them in con
sequence of the failure of Covert ment in
r'1)'"? its stipulated dues to tlie Indian
ai metime tliey were expected and need
ed. Nor was property the only loss thai
wassutTered. Several lives were sacri
ficed in defense of the Hghts and property
of citizens and emigrants.
We have reason to conclude that if the
annuity due the Indians last spring, had
have been paid them in money before the
nrrival of the spring emigration, the
endless annoyances anJ losses to which
'we have suffered, would never have taken
Government might have pail .this an
: unity t any time- and with much less
trouble in numey tl;,n n provisions. Tlie
money was here in lh country, and there
was 11 plen'y of proihi.)iis in store, from
which their wants could have been sup
plied if the mcu.s had been provide J.
The amount of property, to say nothing
of the lives lost in consequence of delay
ing the payment of the Indiana las: spring,
was at leiis', five times as great as the t
mount then due, if not more If the ex
pected annuity had have been paid at the
. proper time, most of the diHculiics, sur.
fering end los.es to which we have allud
ed would have been avoided.
The Indians ia daily expectation or their
supplies, waited three or four weeks for
them, after thry should have started upon
. their summer hunt, and finally started eff
, without thein. The hunt proved to be a
miccessful one. Buffalo, deer and elk
were found in abundance, and iit on uuu
uJly Wt time they were enabled to se-!
J cure at imteli as ihey needed. On their
returu home, they found their corn-fields'
loaded with au abundant supply of golden
rora, atvd iu rm need of an extraordinary
.aupp'y of provisions. A this period, the
, proirisioiis expected, and gr cully needed
before 1 he hunt, csuae la hi nd J but iu the
mean lime, Ihe hfcessi'y for t!n:ir being
' xdd at all Juid j.sed away the Iinlians
had got provisions enough lor their pres
, fut wants, and liaviug U) means cf taking
rear oi any mere, could not receive them
u!i. I U.Lf care of theia against a time ol
tit t d, without greut inconvenience and
omm. It i well known lo nioiof our reader
(Iji t Indiana "live fi'on laiJ to ' u:h,'
;m I ill t they nci her have lh. y ni-e -es.n 1
"orsighl or in-iins of 1:: in;r uj) for tl
f lit un , and that if th'') have 1 vvice as inn eh
t'n v need. L'iven them at ont e, one-h;df at
least would be wasted, if not converted
to ucs ten-foil worse than waste itself.
F'oin wh it Ins hern Slid, it will hi
inVrre.l, tli.it the ill tim-1 annuity nfl'n
?li S.:tn, tn whi'-'i wc h ive Irnv ahu letl
was of very lit'h use, mid tniirht about us
wi ll not have hern given at all, as to havt
Seen given at ihe i in and in th(3 eireuin
stanees in whit h it was given. But thi
is not all. Instead of giving them fre-1
and wholesoniR prnvisions, nearly one-hall'
of the ineiit was given in a state of pu'ri
fiir'ion, and either bartered away for a
'rille or given to the digs. We know
several whiemrn who obljiined severa'
barrels of this moat, in trade, all of which
proved to be a toal loss. Several bar
rel bought for side meat, proved to be
nothing but pig's feet, shanks and back-
lie know not what excuse miy be
brought up for the tardiness of Uncle Sam
iu the payment of this annuity, much less,
can we concrne of any plausible excuse
for ilm ncMi'mn of insult to the gross in
jury inflicted by the h lav. We should
suppose that it was bad ennu-h to compel
half-famished Indians to wait four or five
months for a few thousand dollars wortl
of provisions, without having lo be paid
on iu installments of stinking meat, pigs
feet, jaw-bones mid shanks.
A portion of the meat proved to be good.
some of which was sold to traders in Iowa'
and retailed by them at the rate of thirty
dollars a barrel. Tim same meat, as well
as the shanks and backbones, cost the In
dians nearly, if not juiie, sixteen dollars
TL.. .... c .1 I 1 . . .. . ..
m. at-, sum oi me wuoie transaction is tins:
Government procured those provisions for
the Indians, because it thought them nee
essary, and belter adapted to their want?,
than money, h entrusted its business to
agents Tvho either did not know or did
not care what the Indians wanted, or to
those who intended to swindle them, an 1
succeeded in doing so.
We have no doubt but that the failure
of the Government in promp'itude, as well
as in furnishing a good article of prois
ions, was owing either to the mismanage
ment or dishonesty of some one standing
between the Government at Washington
and the Agency i t this place. Webt
lieve Maj. Ilepner had no agency in the
transaction, beyond the delivery of the
goods. One thing is certain, the Indian
were bae'ly swindled in this instance.
Had they been paid in money, they could
have preserved it against a time of nee 1,
while they could not preserve provisions.
In fact, money is about the only thing they
can preserve and nuke available in time
The instance now related, is one on'y,
of many, which we might produce, show
ing the injustice practiced upon the In
dians, by the payment of goods at an unrta
scnab'e time and of a tpali y not adapted
to ll eir wants.
A few years ago, the Iowa Indian i were
paid an unnuity of Hour taken from a sunk
en steamboat. The am'l of hammering re
quired in prejaring it for cooking, was
eipial to that required iu the manufacture
About the same time, Government pur
chased one hundred cows for the Sacs
which wire delivered them at high pri
ces, all of which were sold the same dny to
the whites for one-half the amount of
The facts now presented, are sufficient
to prove Ihe utter worthlessness of the
poiity of furnishing Indians with goods,
upon the supposi ion that they will an
swer the purpose in'ended, better than
money. Indians will ot make gd use
of what they don't want, and will riot
waste w hat they ran keep without incon
venience. JjfDIAM DtraCDATIO.Vg NoBTtf Of
I'lhtti:. Under this title the Savannah
Sentinel speaks as follows:
"Why it is that the "outlaws of the
PUii " concentrate their elh.rls to pre
vent the occupation of the Territory north
of the I'lude, while they leave all that
part of it, ihnularfy situated, south of that
river freely open to settlements, we can
not conceive; but certain it is, that fact
will greatly deter the incoming emigra
tion to the north of the 1'latte."
We deny that there is any concentration
of efforts on the part of the '-outlaws of
the Plains," against settlements, oi the
North side of the l'iatte. There is no
foundation whatever for such an opioion.
No opposition has been manifested to
wards the settlers by the Indians. Emi
grant coming this way, will be quite as
safe, if n ;t more so, than upon Ihe Sou h
side. If Government d resits duty, we
ihiiA there will be hale or no d.njer on
GitiDt Serus. We have received
an extensive catalogue of seeds fit in the
S(e l ktore of Henry A. Terry & Co.,
o4' Council Blu.Ti. Mr. Terry is a practi
cal gardener, ami will bft enabled to fur-j
ni-diagood article with all necessary di
rection for their Use.
The geui d brcith of spring is bcg'ti-
ing to be fell. The frost-bound earth
... . i i i
will scon he tree. l lie green liernagc
will soon make i's ; ;pcariii,cc. adorning
the ear'.ll anil he foi t si, i:i robes of beauty.
Tli' i'weet song -' ci s of the I'oitst begin
lo sound tin ir no'es cr phnlness and
i-r. in more tlu'iifn. s'lams. 1 ne
sis of Ihe hi id icii ice. Tie face ol
nature 'he earth and the animal crea
tion set in to be kiii in ited with a fresh
spiri', from the gna t lonntain of ihetr
fillut ss and happiness.
Now is the time to begin the spring
work ihe seed-time of the scawn, let
everv thing be done that can be, to insure
an abundant har i si of evci y kind cf pro-
It will he out cf the ti icsiion to
raise a surplus of fool for man or beast
the ('lining season. There will he a heavy
immigration, and a great demand for the
products of the farm an 1 now is the
time to un It rstiin l it, and m ik calcula
Now is the time to look out for fruit
trees and shrubbery. Money cm be in
vested in in) way iTiore likely than in this,
to insure u rich return, and lo sec tire the
blessing of posle.-i'y.
IliMovei. or hie Imhass. Agreea
bly to the provisions of the treaties of
ihe Government w ith the various tribes of
Indians embraced within ihe jurisdiction
of the "Great Nemaha Agent y," Major
Vanders'iee, the igent. has been s'eadily
engaged for siime time past in tho work of
removing our red-skinned neighbors and
settling- them upon' ihi ir reservations.
Many of thetn JiAve been already remov
ed, though considerable d'fieiilty has been
The w hole tribe of (he Iowas has been
removed to their reserve, and some are
preparing to make crops. About sixty of
the S..c and Foxes are on their new loca
tion. Several families of tlie Kickapoos
have commenced work on their reserve.
There is cotisi lerable opiiiion to mov
ing aiming this latter tribe, hut from a con
versation w ith the agent, we learn that he
evpee's lo have them all removed by the
last of March.
Rapidly are the tribes that were so late
ly our neighbors, receding, until finally,
they will disappear from view. Once
powerful and strong in numbers, each
year witnesses their gradual decrease.
I lie hut of the hardv Kansas stiuatter now
stand on the spot where He have seen
trom tlie Indian w igwiun "ihe sm ike so
gracefully cur!.'-- -Commcrci..! iSt. Jo-
Sl-nim v Baui.a.M.. Toe attention of
the New Voik barbers has been called to
consider the propriety of closing their
stiopson Suiid.iv.bvl.se course pursued
by M .yor Wood, in closing liquor Moips
on tnat (lay.
A p-iper Wiis circulated among Ine bar
bers, obligating ihe signers to close their
shops on Sunday, providing the entire
craft would unite in the plan, but here
was the dillicul'y. If a part i.c-ree to
close up it would be more profitable for
the remainder. The fine for keeping open
Icing but one dollar, the penally could be
easily paid and s'ill make a handsome i.rof-
it. To obviate this dilficully, those wish
ing to enforce the observance of the Sab
bath, are circulating a petition to the Leg
islature, asking an amendment to the pres
ent law, so as to make the penalty 00
instead of .f 1.00. Ti.is amendment will
probably become a law, and thus afford
'.he barbers the relief they arc seeking.
Seal or mt SciatMt Cocar or
NtunAiKA. U'c have been shown the
design for the xea! of S,ip. G-urt f lids
Terri'ory, originated by Chief Justice Fer
guson. We think nothing could b j more
appropriate and expressive.
The insc-rip ion bipiust Coibt or
NtaaAsa a Sea l," engraved in plum let
ters, so as to have the word 'Seal' at the
bottorn. A plain or prairie ground; on
the right the sun ruing just above the
horizon, and an Emigrant and his wife and
children. In the centre, Justice with her
scales poised. On the left, an Indian,
who turns hi. head, to lake a lat linger
ing look of his old ' hunting grounds" be
fore leaving thein to the possession of the
2j-Jami:s S. Iau, Eiq., son and
private secretary of His Excellency, Gov.
Izard, called onjus Thursday list. He is an
intelligent, agreeable ind companionable
yonng gcii'leuian, wkm we trust wil'
make a useful citizen and au rfftcient offi
cer in the position which he lias Lcen
called to fill.
HoTri.. Mr. S'rickland, the contrac
tor on t! is building, is 'putting it through'
w ith commendable speed. It will be a
large and commodious building, and sup
ply a want that has been keenly felt, and
be a step-stone to other and more exten
sive improvi inenls.
23" D. I'akix, formerly connected
with the Keokuk Dispatch, visi'ed Belle
view last week, w hore he obtained a claim,
and intent! lo seltl. He w ill no doubt
make a Valualle ti'uyu.
Itm of Kenrspl( i Legislation and Tolitics.
Acting Governor Cuming excluded the
traders, trappers ""'I voyagenrs i-i the
in-uniiiitis, on the ground lh.it the juris
diction cf the T. rri'orial Officers (11 1 no
extend into those portions cf the TcrriVn
yet inn ce led, by the Indians lo the Unite !
IM-.i1 i s. In this he i sustained by Cuin-ini-sion'T
Mr i.t v :e:iny, who writes in :
I'-t'tr. I.deiy reieived, by some one cf tin
diguilitiirs nl Omaha, that the Oni hii,
O 'rn1 and Missouri purchase ((ori va
subject to Legislation. Vet we s-cCol.
Miarpe sjt'j.g as l'i c-i lent of the Coun
cil, and M'-ssrs. Singleton and Finney in
he lower house of the Nebraska. legis
lature, representing Kichardsoti rounly.
which is located ill the old Pawnee, i.ntl
not in ihe O-oe, Missouii, or Omaha pur
chase. Coui't down from your seat Colo
nel; go back to ihe .Vein ihas gen's, Single
ton and Finney. Von live "now bar,"
neither in Kansas or Nebraska. Vou
have no right lo be making laws for us.
Lymtui Bit tJt;r!l hi, is minor, wis
sent for to come from Miihigm, to be the
Bi'gislcr cf Douglas coiin'y. J.. receiv
ed the appointment the day he arrived, al
though there were some who had jived in
the Territory a fic vuhs at least and had
seen more than '2 winters.
For the benefit of this bid's pocket n
claim law Was passed, in which there is
nothing intelligible, except the fact thai
the fee for recording t 'aims is ifl per 100
wordi: all because he is O. D. Richard
Post OincE. A pot c ffice has been
eslablisl ed at this place, of which we
have been honored with the appointment
of Post Master.
The mail will leave Bellevicw Tuesday
and Thursday morning of each week, ami
arrive in the evening of the same days.
As we are not authorized to expend any
thing beyond the avails of the office for
carrying the mails, we hope our citizens
will come forward and make up the defi
ciency, arid thus secure promptness and
regularity iu the mail service.
We have contracted with I. H. Bennet,
Exp, of this place for carrying the mail.
If any one can be depended upon for
promptness and fidelity in this service, it
is Mr. Bennet.
The greater the amount of business
done- the nearer will the cilice come to
paying the expense of carrying the mail.
Huice it becomes the interest of those wish
ing lo have regular mails without being
taxed for their support, tj do their busi
ness through this office.
KKWS F20M TII2 CAPITOL.
No report of the reception of Gov
I.ard, by ihe Legislature, h;iv ing reached
us in sc. son for our previous issue, we
shall only give a brief sy nopsis of the pro
ceedings on that tccasion.
His Exedh-ncy was received by a com
mittee i,nd escorted to the Council Cham
ber, where he was welcomed in an ap
propriate speech by O. D. Richardson
Esq., which wus promptly responded to
by His Excellency, in a short but appro
At 10 o'clock, Gov. Iznrd was receiv
ed by boih branches of the Legislature,
and welcomed as the Chief Magistrate, in
a brief, yet appropriate speech by Acting
Governor Cuming. IBs Excelh ncy re
plied in a speech expressive of his design
to administer the duties of his ollice in
such a way as to meet tlie requirements of
the organic law, and the wishes of Ihe
Administration at Washington. The Gov
ernor expressed himself pleased with the
manner in which the organization of the
Territory had been effected, and wiih the
progress thus far nude.
New AnvEBristhesrs. Our rcalcrs
are most respectfully referred to the ad
vertisement of Win, M. Plant &. Co , for
warded us by our attentive agent, W. S.
Swymrner, of St. Louis.
This Company keep an extensive as
sortment of seeds and agricultural imple
ments, adapted to the taste of every class
of farmers and gardeners. We huvo al
ways understood Plant &, Co., were honor
able dealers, and alwty s kept the best ar
ticles in market, which they sell upon the
most reasonable lerms. We commend
this extensive establishment to the atten
tion of merchants and farmer in western
Iowa and Nebraska. Our Soil is adaple-J
to ihe use of every kind of agricultural
labor-saving machine; and what is more,
wiil richly repay ihe outlay needed to
proci're them, providing they are used
with diligence and care. See advertise
ment. EKLLEVIXW 1SC0KPOBATED.
An act incorporating this place hi s been
passed by the Legislature of Ibis Territo
ry. Wo hope our friend will now go
to work in earnest and make an effort for
a city indeed, as well as in legislative en
actment now is Ihe lime to display Iheir
energy and liberality, and lo put to flighl
he fei.r that have been awakened in the
minds of some by their enemies that
nothing would be douu afirr all the
lime lo do something to encourage setlltrs
to come in and help do what they can
not do alouc Lui!J city.
j"J Meetings for public religious scr
victsnte In 1 I at the Mission at II o'c lock
every Sabbath morning. Also, on Sun
day and Wednesday evenings at candle
;irHis Hon r, Judge Fergusou, has
so far recoved from an attack of fever lis
in be able to resume his duties, at t!.r
Siipicine Co lli, now in srssi ui at Oui d.a
Jf7"The Capitol of California, after
having been moved from pi, c to place,
several times in succession, has finally
icen established at Sacramento.
Dim Ritic Mi i tiso at Omviia.
Micro is to be n meeting of the Dein'w-ra-
ry of Nebraska, at Omaha, Thursday.
March Sib, for the purpose of effecting
an organization of the Democratic prty ,
Jj" The spirit of improvement see-ns
to be abroad. Settlers are coming in and
animal ion is be ginning to assume her
cheering reign among all classes. Let
there be no opposition to the m -rcll of th-s
Niw- Pai-im. We un I'-rsland tha
II. II. Harding, Esq , of ihe fit in of Bcii-
nr! N. H.-.rdifg of Glcnwood, is inlcndi.
lo start a pa pi r in that entei it ising an!
beautiful place. Mills county is posv.s
sed of an intelligent, population is well
situated, better timbered, and better wa
tered than any other on tl.c Missouri riv
er, and ought to give the Press a hearty
Anmxahon or lilt Sasdw-icii Is
lasiis. The Washington correspondent
of the. New York Journal of Commerce,
snys: ''1 learn from very good authority,
that the fundamental article of the Ha
waii annexation treaty provides for the
immediate admission of the Islands into
ibis Union, as au independent and foreign
State . They are to be represented iu the
next Congress by two Senators."
New Orleans, Feb. 12.
The steamship Prometheus has arrived
at mis port, wiin Oaiiiornii dates to lli
23 1 of January.
The strainer Northern Light left San
Juan on the Hi h for New York, with 200
passengers and .tJCOO OOO.
Twei:ty-lvo ballots had been taken for
Uni'.cd Slates Senator, without any choice
being in: de.
The markets were very dull with a de
Banking house Burgoync & Co., have
failed. This was one of the houses that
withstood the great conflagrations of '51
and '52 iu S;in Francisco.
The "pioneer'' printing office, the Alia
California, was soid by Ihe sheriff; alio the
Times are very light ; grain and cattle
We have Oregon dates to the SI 3 1 of
January. The Indians had allocked and
murdered five whites near Oi leads, and
United States troops had gone in puisuii
ot them. A general War was expected,
as the Indians arc very nuui'-Tous and well
The steamship Orisaha arrived here to
day with dates to the 5ih from Mexico and
Vera Cruz to the O h.
A Provisional Government was being
established at Acupu'co with General Al
varez at its head. The revolutionists at
the Island of TthaiKilej.ec hav e declared
iu favor of Alvarez and Cobellos.
A new revolution is talked of iu Yuca
tan. The Kinney expedition was favorably
looked forward lo.
EUUS FOH HAED TIKES.
We copy the following excellent rules
from "Life Illustrated."
Pieserve your credit, at any sacrifice.
It will pay in the long run, dearly as it
may cost you now.
Yet be lenient to creditors. In hard
limes there w ill be honest men whose
promises to pay, o sacrifices will enable
them to keep, wnerish, therefore au ob
liging accommodating spirit.
Let not ihe strong be chary of their
help to the Weak. It is the interest of the
strong to keep the weak fiu: Jailing, be
cause every failure is a new ahock to pub
lic confidence, and makes the limes har
der for every body.
Next to preserving your credit, try and
keep imn and Women in employment.
Do not dismiss a "baud" unless necessity
compels. Bear iu mind that every one
will live; that either as a worker, or as
a pauper, or as a thief, every man must Le
When the cold weather comes, there
will be more than an usual amount of suf
fering among the poor, and doubtless ex
traordinary means of relief will be ne
cessary, lie prompt lo assume your share
of the general burden. As to the com
mon modeol indiscriminate giving avoid
FAiotioinize but ec onomize right. Eat
less sumptuous food, wear less costly
clothes, give fewer parlies; but do not
starve the mind. Cheer jour he; rl with
a look or a lecture. And especially nev
er think, for one instant, that you can af
ford to stop your paper ! Iu hard limes,
above all tin ts, you need your jair.
,Tl" The Bmking house of p,,, k
Bit-en, of SI. Louis, resumed busineM ot,
Ihe Di li nil.
"fj" President Pierce has approved of
1'ie bill conferring rpoti General Scott the
rank of Lieutenant General.
J?'N. C. Roe, cashier of Ihe Phim,;.
Bank of Chicago, was indicted for fo-jjc
iy.onthe!Jh tilt., and left for parls tin.
"5 Green the banker, who murdered
his wife in Chicago, hung himself in ),;,
cell, on the IS h u!t.
Tin: Rm sal or Mcoitatio".-, (
is stated that the I rench Minister has in.
limalcd tolhc President, thai his govern-
ment tlid not desire' our meditation in tha
G C. TotD Co. These erntlc.
men arc extensive manufacturers mi4
dealers in portable mills of various (hi.
ei iption. They deal in A good article,
are prepared to gi c tin
plete satisfaction in quality and price.
Sevrr.d of Malsrs. T .d i Co'.'s upUi
are imw in opposition in Nebraska and in
western Iowa, and mary more are, and
will be needed. Thine having mills to
purchase will do well to call on this coin
pany. Fmr. i-i New York. The New York
paK-rs received yesterday contain accounts
of a very heavy fire, which look place in
that city on the morning of the la h iust.
The chief damage done was the entire de
strue'.iuii of W. II. Newman Sc Co's. coin
mission warehouse, No. 78 Pearl street.
The total loss wus about .f'iO.C'OO. The
firm was insured for 12 0(.K). Thirty
three thousand barrels of flour were de.
stroyed in the conflagration. St. Louis
The Administration, uudr the lead of
Mr. Jefferson Davis, the truculent See
rctary of War, proposes lo enter upon n
Indian War along the Missouri River and
its tributaries. The immediate object of
attack is the warlike tribe of the Sioux.
A t ill passed the Senate on Thursday
last, to raise 3 COO men, and to appropri
ate two and half millions of dollars to car
ry on the war; and it remains to bo seen
whether it will p iss the Douse also.
How the dilficully bcr-n brought
about we proceed 0 explain. Last au
tumn, a body of Sioux came down mid
encamped on the frontiers of .Missouri, iu
Kansas, awaiting their diinti d supplies
furnished them by the Governmcni.
While ihere a p ir'y or Mormon emigrants
passed that way. A l.imn tow belonging
lo Ihe parly strayed off a id fell l ear tho
camp of ihe Sioux, one of whom made beef
of it a circumstance not at all wonderful,
it would seem, among a compai y nf 1 u .
wry traveler, on ihe pr.uiie. wheJu-r civ -lized
or hav. ge. It U;.s, however, regar
ded as a mortal offense by a peppery mili
tary commander at ih Jron'ier j.osl. who
dispatched n cavalcade of fivc-and-tliiriy
men lo demand the culprit. Of course it
was not easy to have him forthcoming.
Thereupon an attack was made upon ihn
camp of Ihe Sioux by our parly, and blood
freely bl,elJ. The war thus opened, the
Sioux fell upon their assailants and des
troyed them, every one. They then took
possession of ihe supplies, which had been
sent loihcm by ihe Government, on their
own responsibility, and under Iho advice
of their chief, withdrew without making
any attack upon ihe post which had sent
Torlh the assailants, ami which could have
heen easily can led and it force over
whelmed ami destroyed, if the Indians had
chosen lo attack it. It is for this act f
the Sioux J,, repelling a hasty and impi u
dcnl assult, that Mr. Secretary Davis in
sisls upon making a fierce war upon llum.
To this end Ihe two and a half millions are
appropriated, and four regiments raised.
Gen. Cass and Gen. Houston bo h coun
seled intnleration and forbearance, and the
latter especially depreciated houlile meas
ures, and finally voted in a minority of
seven against the passage of the bill. It
vv ill thus be seen that the war now immi
nent, and which Scerelar l)av is seems
determined lo push lo Lloody issues, has
arisen from the most insignificant cause,
and owes iis existence wholly to tho con
duct of our own military authorities on
the frontier. We trust the House will
pul a quielus en the atrocious scheme.
N. Y. Tribune, 7lh ult.
New Yobs. Items. Mayor Wood or
New Yolk has arrested tho proprietors of
the bone boiling establishment in that city,
some of yvlioua were fined, others impris
oned and others plac ed under heavy bonds.
The establishments have thus been entire
ly broken up. Only twenty liquor ahops
were open on Sunday. Mayor Wood has
announced l.hj intention la prosecute ihe
refaclory dealers upon his renjxnisihility .
Two Germans, r.ained Frank Roller and
Nicholas Windier have Lcen arrested,
charged with selling "colored water" for
"pure wine" and "choice Lraudies.' The
managers of the late Lull in New York for
the Lent-fit of ihe poor, report the receipts
to have Leen $10,128, and the clear gain
8,8 10. Well done. ti. Y. Public
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