Nebraska herald. (Plattsmouth, N.T. [Neb.]) 1865-1882, December 20, 1865, Image 2

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    in our annils. Vitt ns is its amount, it
fades nway into nothing when coni5i'iriJ
yrith the countless b'ebsinga th:it will be
conferred upon tho country upon
man by ths preservation of the nation's
life. iSotr, on the'first occasion of the
meeting of Congress aince the return of
pace, it is of the utmost importance to
inaugurate a just policy, which hall at
OLce be put in motion, anj which shall
commend itself to those who come after
u for its continuance. Wo must aim at
nothing leis than the complete effaceineni
f the Gnancial evils that neirossarily
followed a state of civil war. We rnmt
endeavor to apply the earliest remedy to
the deranged state of the currenc, , and
not shrink from devising a policy which,
without being oppressive to the people,
.hall immediately begin to effect a reduc
tion, of the debt and, if persisted in, dis
charge it fully within a definitely fixed
liiinibcr of Tears.
It i our first duty to prepare in earnest
for our recovery from the ever-increasing
evils cf nn irredeemable currency, with
out a sudden revulsion, and yet without
untimely procrastination. For that end,
we must, each in our respective positions,
prepare the way. 1 hold it the duty of
the Iltecutire to insist upon frugality in
the expenditures, and a sparing economy
is itself a great national recourse. Of
the banks to which authority has been
piven to issue notes secured by bonds of
the United btates, we may require the
preatost moderation and prudence, and
the law uiut be rigidly enforced when its
':mits are exceeded. We may, each one
of us, counsel our active and enterprising
countrymen to be constantly on their
j;uml, to liquidat-3 debts contracted in a
p iper currency, and, by conducting bus
iness as nearl as possible on a system of
cash payments or 6hort credits, to hold
themselves prepared to return to the
standard of gold and silver. To aid our
fellow citizens in the prudent manage
ment of their monetary affaire, the duty
devolves on u to diminish by laws the
nmouQt of paper money now in cir
cilation in 6ecuiities that nay be redeem
able at the pleasure of tho Government.
Our debt is doubly secure first in the
actual wealth and still greater undevelop
ed resources of the country; and nest in
-the character of our institutions. The
most intelligent observers among political
economists hav.; not failed to remark,
that the publi j debt of the nation is mife
in proportion as its people ara free; that
the debt of a republic is safest of all.
44ur history confirms aud establishes the
theory, and is, I firmly believe, destined
to give it still nure signal illustration.
The Secret of this superiority springs not
merely from the fact that in a republic
the national obligations are distributed
more widely through coutless numbers
in all classes of society; it has its root
in tha character of our laert. Here
nil men contribute to tlu public wel
fare, and bear their fair share of the
public burdens. During the war, un
ir thij impulse of patriotism, the men
of the great body of tha people, without
reg ird to their own comparative want of
wealth, thronged to our armies .in 1 filled
our tleets of war, and held themselves
ready to oiler their lives for tho public
good. Now, in their turn, the property
nnd income of the country should bear
their just proportion of taxation, while
in our impost system, through means of
trhich increased vitality is incideutallv
imparted to all the industrial interests of
the nation, the duties should be adjust
ed so as tofall most heavily on articles of
luxuries, leaving the necesaries 01 life as
free from taxation as the absolute wants
u' tk jyernment, economically admin
istered . .ill justify. No favored class
should demand freedom from assesmcnt,
nnd the taxes should be so distributed as
ii to fall unJuly on the poor, but rath
er on the accumulated wealth of the
country. We should look at the nation
al debt just as it is not as a national
blessing, but as a heavy burden to the in
dustry of the country; to be discharged
without necessary delay.
It is estimated by the Secretary of the
Treasury that the expenditures for the fis
cal year ending the 30th of June, l.SfJu, will
exceed the receipts $112,184,'J47. It is
gratifying, however, to state that it is al
so estimated that the revenue for the year
ending the 3Cth of June, 1?67, will ex
ceed tli 3 expenditures in the sum of"l 1 1,.
G82,S1S. This amount, or so much hs is
deemed sufficient for the purpose, maybe
npplied to the reduction of the public
debt, which, on the 31st day of October,
JXJ3, was J:2,743,So4,7oO. Every reduc
tion will diminisli thetotul arnouut of in
terest to be pid and so enlarge the means
for still further reduction, until the whole
shall be liquidated, and thi, as it will be
seen from the estimates of the Secretary
of the Treasury, may be accomplished,
even by annual payments, within a peri
od not exceeding thirty years. I have
faith that wj shall do all this within a
raasoD ible time; that, as we have sur
prised the world in the suppression of a
civil war which was thought to be beyond
the control of any Government, so we
shall equally show the superiority of our
institutions oy the prompt and faithful
discharge of our national obligations.
The Department of Agriculture, under
its resent direction, its accomplishing
much in developing and utilizing the vast
agricultural capabilities of the country,
and for information respecting the details
of its management reference is made to
the annual report of the Commissioner.
I have dealt thus fully on our domestic
affairs because of their transcending im
portance. Under many eirumstanccs,
our great extent of territory and v'ariety
of climate, producing almost everything
that is necessary for the wants, and even
the comfort of man, make us singly in
dependent of the varying policy of for
eign power?, and protect us against every
temptation to "entangling alliances,'"'
while ct tha present moment the re-establishment
of harmony, and the strength
that come3 from harmony, will be our
lest eecunty against "nations who feel
power and forget right." For myself it
has been and it will be riy constant aim
to promote peace and amity with all for
eign powers and nations: and 1 have every
Tcason to believe that they all, without
exception, are animated by the same dis
position. Our relations with the Emperor
of China, pa recent in their origin, are
most friendly. Our commerce with his
dominions i? receiving new developments;
and it is very pleasing to find that the
Government of that great Empiro mini
fests satisfaction with our policy, and re
poses just confidence in the fairness which
marks our intercourse. The unbroken
harmony between the United States and
the Emperor of Russia is receiving a new
support from nn enterprise designed to
carry telegraphic lines across the conti
nent of Asia, through his dominions, and
o to connect us with all Europe by a
new channel of intercourse. Our com
merce with South America is about to re
ceive encouragement by a direct line of
mail steamships to the rising Empire of
Brazil. The disti.-guishe i party cf men
of science who have recent Iv left our coun
try to make a scientific exploration of the
natural history and rivers and mountain
ranges of tt-it region. bv received from
the E.nperor that generous welcome which
was to have been expected from his con
stant friendship for the United States,
and his well known zeal in promoting the
advancement of knowledge. A hope is
enertained that our commerce with the
rich and populous countries that border
the Mediterranean sea may be largely in
creased. Nothing will be wanting on the
part of this Government to extend the
protection of our Hag over the enterprise
of our fellow citizens. We receive from
the powers in that region assurances of
good will; and it is worthy of note that
a special envoy 1ms brought us messages
of condolence on the death of our late
Chief Magistrate from the Bay of Tunis,
whose rule includes the old dominions of
Carthage, on the African coast.
Our domestic contest, now happily
ended, has left some traces in our rela
tions with one at least of the great mar
atime powers. The formal accordance
of behgerent rights to the insurgent
States was unprecedented, and has not
been justified by the issue. But in tha
systems of neutrality pursued by the
powers which made that concession, there
was a marked difference. The materials
of war for the insurgent States were fur
nished, in a great measure, from the
workshows of Great Britain; and British
ships, niar.ned by British subjects, and
prepared for receiving British armaments,
sailed from the ports of Great Britain to
make war on American commerce, under
the ehelfer of a commission from tho in
surgent States. These ships, having
once escaped from British ports, ever
afterwards! entered them in every part of
the world, to refit, and so to renew their
depredations. The consequences of this
conduct Mrere most disastrous to the
States then in rebellion, increasing their
desolation and misery by the prolonga
tion of our civil contest. It had, more
over, the effect, to a great extent, to drive
the American flag from the sea, and to
transfer much of our shipping and com
merce to the very power whose subjects
had created tho necessity for such a
change. These events took place before
i was called to the administration of the
Government. The r sincere desire for
peace by which I am animated led me to
approve the proposal already made, to
submit the questions which had "thus
arisen between the countries to arbitra
tion. These questions are of such mo
ment that they must have conimauded
the attention of the great powers, and
are so interwoven with the peace and
interests of every owe of them as to have
insured an impartial decision. 1 regret
to inform you that Great Britain declined
the arbitrament, but, on the other hand,
invited us o the formation of a joint
commission to settle mutual .claims be
tweca the two countries, from which
those for the deprivations before men
tioned shoul I be excluded. The propo
sition, in that very unsatisfactory form,
has been declined.
The United States did not present the
subject as an impeachment of the good
faith of a power which was professing
the most friendly disposition, but as in
volving questions public law, of which
the settlement is essential to thd peace
of nations; and though pecuniary repar
ation to their injured citizens would have
followed incidentally on a decision
against Great Britain, such compensa
tion was not their primary object. They
hud a Higher motive, ana it was in the
interests of peace and justice to estab
lish important principles of international
law. 1 he grouud on which the British
Minister rests his justification is. substan
tially, ihit the municipal law of a na
tion,and the dowrstic.interpretatiuns of
that law, are thw measure ol its duty us
a neutral; and 1 feel bound to uttciare
my opinion, before you and before the
world, that that justification cannot be
sustained before the tribunal of nations.
At the samo time I do not advise to any
present attempt at redress by acts ot leg
islation, ror tho rutue, triendsuip be
tween the two countries must rest on the
basis of mutual justice
From the moment of the establishment
of our free Constitution, the civilized
world has been convulsed by revolutions
in tho interests of democracy or monar
chy; but through all these revolutions the
L uited State have wisely and hrmly re
fused to become propagandists of repub
licanism. It is the only government
suited to our condition, aud wo have
never sought to impose it on others; and
we have consistently followed the advice
of Washington to recommend It only by
the careful preservation and prudent use
of the blessing. During all the inter
vening period the policy of European
powers and of the United States has, on
the whole, been harmonious. Twice, in
deed, rumors of the invasion of some
parts of America, in the interests of mon
archy,have prevailed ; twice my prede
cessors have had occasion to announce
the views of this nation in respect to
such interference. On both occasions
the remonstrance of the United States
was respected, from a deep conviction,
on the p.irt of European Governments,
that the system of noninterference and
mutual abstinence from propagandism
was the true rule for the two hemis
pheres. Since those times we have ad
vanced in wealth and power; but we re
tain the same purpose to leave the na
tions of Europe to choose their own djj
dasties, and form their own systems of
government. This consistent modera
tion may justly demand a corresponding
moderation. We should regard it a
great calamity to ourselves, to the cause
of good government, and to the peaco of
the world, should any European power
challenge the American people, as it
were, to the defense of Republicanism
against foreign interference. We can
not forsee and are unwilling to consider
what opportunities might present them
selves, what combinations might offer, to
protect Ourselves against designs inimi
cal to our form of government. The
United States desire to act in the future
as they have ever acted heretofore; they
never will be driven from that course
but by tho aggression of European
powers; and we rely on the wisdom and
justice of those powers to respect the
system of non interference whici haa so
long been sanctioned by time, and which,
by its good results, has approved itself
to both continents.
The correspondence between the United
States and France in reference to qu
tions which have become subjects of dis
cussion between the two Governments,
will, at a proper time, be laid before
When, on the organization of our
Government, under the Constitution, the
President of the United States delivered
his Inaugural Address to the two houses
af Congress he said to them, and through
thera to the country and to mankind,
that "the preservation of the sacred fire
of liberty and the destiny of the repub
lican form of Government are justly con
sidered as deeply, perhaps finally staked
on the experiment entrusted to the Amer
ican people." And the House of Rep
resentatives answered Washington by
the voice of Madison.- "Wo adore the
invisibl-3 hand which has led the Ameri-
i . i v j: ire w:
to cli3rlr.h a conscious responsibility for
the destiny of Republican liberty."
More than sevenry six years ute nut-u
away cinco thene words were spoken; the
United States have passed through se
verer trials than were foreseen; and now,
as this new epoch in cur existence us one
nation, with our Union p-nified by sor
rows, and strengthened by conflict, and
established by the virtue ot the people,
the greatness of the occasion invites us
once more to repeat, with solemnity, the
pledges of our fathers to hold ourselves
answerable before our feilow men for the
success of the republican form of gov
ernment. Experience has proved its suf
ficiency in peace and in war; it has vin
dici ed its authority through dangers and
alliiction, apd sudden nnd terrible emer
gencies, which would have crushed any
system that had been less firmly fixed in
the hearts of the people. At the inaug
uration of Washington the foreign rela
tions of the country were few, and its
trade was repressed ly hostile regula
tions; now all tho civil-zed nations of the
globe welcome our commerce, and their
Governments profess toward us amity.
Then our country felt its way unhesita
tingly along an untired path, with States
so little bound together by rapid means
of communication us to be hardly known
to one another, and with historic tradi
tions extending over very few years; now
intercourse between the States is sw.ft
and intimate: the eiperience of centuries
has crowded into a few generations, and
has created an intense, indesturctible na
tionality. Then our jurisdiction did not
reach beyond the inconvenient boundaries
of the territory which had acheived inde
pendence: now, through sessions of land,
first colonized by Spain and France, the
country has acquired a more complex
character, and has for its natural limits
the chain of Lakea, the Gulf of Mexico,
and oa the east and west by the two great
oceans. Other natio u were wasted by
civil wars for ages before they could es
tablish for themselves the necessary de
gree of unity; the latent conviction that
our form of government is the best ever
known to the world, has enabled us to
emerge from civil war within four years,
with a complete vindication of the con
stitutional authority of the General Gov
ernment, and with our local liberties and
State instutions unimpaired. The throngs
of emigrants that throng to our shores
are witnesses of the confidence of all peo
ple in our permanence. Here is tho great
land of free labor, where industry is
blessed with unexampled rewards, and
the bread of the worl.ingman is sweeten
ed by the consciousness that the cause of
the country "is his ovn eause, his own
safety, his own dignity."" Hero every
one enjoys the free use of his faculties
and the choice ot activity as his natural
right. Here, under the combined influ
ence of a fruitful soil, genial clime nd
happy institutions, populatian has in
creased fifteen fold within a century.
Here, through the easy development of
boundless resources, wealth has increas
ed with two fold greater rapidity than
numbers, so that we have become secure
against the financial vicissitudes of oth
er countries, and, alike iu busisess and
in opinion, are self-centered and truly
independent. Here more and more care
is given to provide education for every
one born on or soil. Here religion, re
leased from political connection with the
civil government, refuses to subserve the
craft of statesmen, and becomes, iu its
independence, the spiritual life of the
people. Here toleration is exteuded to
every opinion, in tho quiet certainty that
truth needs only fair field to secure the
victory. Here, the human mind com
tortii uuslinc.kclcd in tho pursuit of sci
ence, to collect stores of knowledge and
acquire an ever increasing mastery over
tho forces of nature. Here the national
domain is offered nnd held in millions of
separate freeholds, so that our fellow
citizens, beyond the occupants of any
other part of the imh, constitute in le
ality a people. Here exi-ts the demo
cratic form of government; nnd that
form of government, by the confession
of European statesmen, "gives a power
of which no other form is capable, be
cause it incorporates every man with the
State, and arouses nverythiD that be
longs to the soul."
Where, in past history, does a parallel
exist to tho public hnppiness w hich is
within the reach of tho people of the
United States'? Whare, in any part of
the globe, cn institutions b found so
suited to their habits or so entitled to
their love as their own free Constitution?
Every one of them, then, in whatever
part of the land ho has his home, must
wish its perpetuity. ho of them will
not now acknowledge, in the words of
Washington, "'every step by which the
people of the United States have advanc
ed to the character of nn independent
nation, seems to hate been distinguished
by some token of Providential agency"?
Who will not join with me in the prayer,
that the invisible hand which has led us
through the clouds that gloomed around
our path, will so guide us onward to a
perfcot restoration of fraternal affection,
that we of this day may be able to trans
mit our great inheritance of State Gov
ernments in all the:r rights, of the Gen
eral Government in its whole constitu
tional vigor, to our posterity, and they
to theirs through countless generations?
Washington, Dec. 4, 18G5.
Estray IVolicc-
Tpkcn up by the subscriber, 1 mile wnt nf Ttoek
B lulN, Cass county, Neb., on the 1st of Ie-., 1155,
one tt year old isteer, vale red, so trie white on luck
acd l-lly, tail white, und.T lope off of eacli ear.
d-cl35 L. Vf. Pai ikkb ,n.
She Slfteaiha sScralcl
Est ray lYolicc-
Taken up by Hie subscriber, 2 m;les west of Hrx-k
Bluffs, Cms coui.ty, Nrb.,un the lt day "f Deo. l-,63,
two red Steers, two yrar olJ, a little 'white on tLe
brash of the tail of e.ich. No marks or brain! per
ceivable A . 41. Uoi.Mta.
dec 1.1 5w
K-tray Police-
Tak'n up by Ihe liul.scnber, one mile west of Ken
osha, Ca county. Neb., :St5, one Steer, 8 yeart old,
roan speckled, ears l.i;t half i:one, supposed to
have been froziu otf. X j ther narki 'ktr b-nnds
perceivable. LEliBASl) B. Browx.
decl3 5w
All perwrn .ire hereby notified not to trnt my wife,
Elizabeth Wa'il. as J wid pay no debt of her con
traitirt from andafur tine date, he having left niy
be I and lKard. John Waul.
December lUh. lSSI. 13 3w
Eslray IVotice.
Taken ap at the residence of the undersigned, five
miles south wen of I'laiU-mouth, on 4-Milv reek, 1
red rteer, two years old, some white on belly, end of
left er off. Also. on. other Tvif Steer, two year old.
Urge white Fpot in f, whi'e back, and some
white on belly, end of both ars otT,lit iu left ear
and hole in lisfht ear. Also, one Uoau ttet-r. 1 year
old, enit otf ot left ear. A lo. one black Calf, white
back and bcily, under bit out of left ear.
flatt-mmnh, December l,t , 16V
Eslray Notice.
Taken up ly the subscriber, at his resl.Ience, In
eapolis i'rei'inct, Casa county, N. T.,on the Platte
Bottom, abont throe mile, north of Pratbtniouth, on
the2lst day or J'otomb-r, a.d. 1s65, one yoke of
Oxen, described as follow , to wtt: one is of a brindle
color, with very lotu horss; the olber is of a light
red color, with two white spots on light hip. In;
owner is requested to call, prove property, pay charg
es, and take Htm away.
w? t , fjunk;g. tarcel.
Tho Press informs us that there is
no truth in the report that the people of
that city are calling for a vigilance com
mittee. We are glad to hear this, a;
it pained us to thin 1; that any portion of
Nebraska had become so over-ruu with
thieves as to require such measures.
The Press admits that a large number
of rascals have infested that city lately
those who responded to the invitation
of the jVews but that the law-abiding
citizens have nearly rooted them out of
the community; most of them having
gone baclf to Missouri.
! cap tal increased, thus enabling them
! to ulTer better terms to policy iiuiders.
! We have been shown a circular, j-igned
! by all the principal bankets of New
j York CitV, recommending this combi
' nation as one cf the safest and best
' companies to insure with that there u
! in existence. Their agents issue a com
(bined policy, wherein each of the four
companies are hld responsible. Their
manner of doing buiiness is comttte,
as a reference to the books and papers
in the hands of their agent, J. N. Wise
will bear testimony. People should
consider well this matter of insurance,
and allow none to assume riaks except
such as show undoubted procf of their
ability to pay losses. Let our property
owners and others call on Mr. Wise
and examine the standing of this
ea?iac;es uy ice.
A dispatch trom St. Louis of the l6.h
inst., say? :
The ice in the river at this place,
which has been gorged for the past
twenty-four hours, gave way this after
noon with a .crash, causing great ex
citement and great de&iruction of steam
boat property, and attracting thousands
of people to the levee to witness Hie
scene. The o!d hulk of the iletropol
itan broke loose and was carried down
by the ice to the fleet of Missouri river
steamers lying at tha foot of Olive St.,
and causing a general smash. The
stern line of the Highlander tore up the
levee ring with a whirl, striking a by
stander and killing him instantly, and
injuring several others. The Highland
er was crushed between the Omaha
and Big Horn like anegg-sheil. Sev
eral barges loaded with government
grain wei sunk. The ttpamers Ca
lypso, Empire and City, like the High
lander, are a total loss. The (ieneva
sunk the Amanda, and Capt. Perkins'
new stern-wheeled steamer, not named,
was sent adrift, but brought atdiore
again below. The Big Horn, Moun
tain. Post Boy and llandv, were dam
agtd. together with many barges. The
firo bells ranjf, and the engines were
brought to the levee in anticipation of
fire, but none occurred. The ice still
moves slowly.
All eastern passengers are detained
on the Illinois side, except some reck
less persons who ran across on the cakes
of moving ice. Tha ferry company
were offered" Si, 000 by the O. &. M
II. II. Company to force a passage
through iht; ice to bring passengers
over, but they declined.
m .
JEfftj'" A pair of fallen angels, resi-
eminent for the eole purpose of keeping I dent on this side, went buggy riding to
)Ve devote most of our space this
week to the President's Message. We
are somewhat late in getting it before
our readers, bu. it is the best we could
do under the circumstances. Knowing
that many of our readers take no other
paper, and realizing the anxiety of
every one to read the message, we
thought it advisable to publish the doc
ument entire.
Just as we go to press we learn that
a ma-n by the name of John Baldwin was
murdered in Nebraska City on Mon
day ntg-ht, and another man robbed of
8500 on the sa-ne night. A meeting
was called for the purpose or orgauiz
ing a Vigilance Committee. Several
robberies have been committed there
lately, but this is the first case of mur
der for the sake of plunder.
We find the following communication
iu the Press, of Nebraska City. We
have no objections to "Colophon's' go
ing in for State Government, but pro
test against his motives for doing so.
He b. lieves in organising a State (iov-
the negro down, while we favor the
measure for the purpose of benefitting
all men within the jurisdiction of Ne
braska, whether white or black. But
hear what lie says; and if he or an)
one else, is inclined to do a good act,
wb ha!l thrnw no obiiaclrt in their war.
let their motives be what they will:
Mn. 1'ditoh: The undersigned, a
pro-slavery democrat to the back-bone,
perceives with surpiise that an attempt
will be made in Congress this winter,
to force nigger suffrage upon the peo
ple of Nebraska. A bill provid ng for
the voting of the colored cuso from
Africa," in the District of Columbia and
the several Territories has already been
presented and is awaiting consideration
in me iNationat council, it win uti ,
doubted ly become a law if not m its j
r resent shape in another. The right of j
Congress to pass such a law, I presume :
no one will dispute. Congress, in the
Organic Act, fixed the qualification of J
electors, and it has the unquestionable ,
authority to amnd that act, and make
the "intelligent Ethiopian" the co-equal
of his white brother.
Now, what are we going lo do about
if Negro suffrage is an unpleasant
thing to contemplate, and it will be in
flicted upon us, except as we prevent it
ourselves. President Johnson states
distinctly that he will use his best en
deavors to protect each of the States in
all their undeniable rights under the
Constitution. Among these rights is
that of fixing the qualifications of voters.
We can do this for ourselves under a
State Government. Shall we hot have
one? Shall we not prevent the African
from becoming our political equal? And
will not gentlemen who profess that
On. aha cn Saturday; efier arrivinc
there lliey took in anuiher '"lady" with
a baby, and while driving about town
some accident happened the buggy,
the horses became unruly, got tangled
in the harness, commenced kicking and
stirred things up promiscuously. Du
ring the fuss, the baby was struck bv
oue ol the norses and hilled, on'i of the
women received a severe kick in the
head and a broken arm, another was
seriously injured internally, nnd one of
the horses kicked lo death. Rather a
lnv cUstlvcrtijucmcnt!.
Taken up by the t-uh eril'tr. I'tie-half tui t e.t of
Cei.tfT Vali-y P. o. in Ja i-'Uiity, mi the Hull dar
of D.'c , !;., oue twj-vMi' old Meer, white and rd
spotted, re.1 neck, star in forehead.
December lrh. 1;.V de '-'Oflw
Taken up by the tub.i iber, livn I -2 miles west
cf PiHt .-iiio ith. on t tie 4:h dy of December, lstJ.
one i aie red ana white year.iDV st-e' Calf, crp oft
of riUt ear, ul- face and belly. Al.-o, one
wh tcand black ,p .IteJ spring Ca f So mark uor
brands. The owners :r repieici lo prov pr.jpcr
'r. Pay charj; ar.d lake the .-aic away.
December 14'b, 1S65- t!ec20 5w
Taken up by the sub-criber, Iiviua4 mils s-outh of
Plati.iaiou h, one year old ter, color Jack brin'lle,
crop otr left ear. No brand percei vable. Owuer
will call, prove property, pay chnrt and take the
; tame vay JOHN JUHNsoN.
dei-JO Sw
Est ray IVotice.
Taken up ly the undersigned liing 1-2 miles
souih-wesiof Kick Klutfj, iu c'ass county , N. T.. uti
the 1Mb day of Dec-j oaf Steer, of a pale le i co or,
dro. p hoi up, crop otf of each iar mid iii.d. rl. t t ol
each car. Alt-o nuikcd with ilew lap. .-upj.o-e 1 to
be about 3 yran vl I. JAS. IA. l llALl'A.M'.
tier) 5w
Taken up ly tar undrsi!i d C miles vet of
PUiltioutli, oa D c. 10th, lu.", one Cow in.i (
cow ied tiQ'l white vpotted, sl'J.3 red, Lack uod bsily
, , r - . , wiiiie. . inrrras ui or'itius.
tney wouia give up any rignt, even tne j d. a. b. tailor.
most cherished franchise, ihey possess, j Jegal IVoTice.
rather than euch a result should happen, , j p Fox 9 William Boxlev
aid us in defeating ihe proposed scheme . Tu Vli;lam ioa-ie,:
I . .--I-I I M . "
ny aiuing in any movement wuirn Mian
be made towards State organization?
Won't the Anti-Staters, who are chi- fly
Anti-Nigger Equality Democrats, rath
er have a State government for Ne
braska than ni?ger suffrage in the Ter
ritory? Your3 Sec,
J5" Congress adjourns to-day until
after the holidays
been done except organizing, and in
troducing a few bills. After re-assembling,
we can bein to look for interest
ing news; aod if the citizens will give
us the proper encouragement in the
way of green-backs, we propose to
commence the publica'ion of a daily
paper on the first of January next. We
have, already, a considerable list of
names, but not enough to justify start
ing. Walk up. and give us your-names,
You uro hereby Uotitl'd tha. aw order of at-
titclitnenl wi obfiued ii-'(iu-t yu ty J. F. Fox
from lh Jusli e's Ourl, J. II. Alii.n, a Jus
tice of the r"eJCe m ud f r Cms , Nebraika
Territory, for the sum of oae huudrcu dolVir. rtfid
ohI-i oI Attachment wia issued oil Itu i:li Jrir of
November. 1S65, and you are require I tu nppear imd
lieffiid on the Iflth dry ol January, lboG, ut 1 o'cbick
r- ' ' j- y. fox.
Legal lYotice-
J. W. Conn vs. William Boxley
To William. D'xlfij :
Von are heieby r.c.iified thnt an order of tit-
L.' r !:..! t '
i-u lai , litue lias ( tchnicnt wus obtamed aKinsi jvit by J. W. Conn,
f Oia the J uli e's Court, belure J. II. A !i ison, a Jus-
tic- of tie I'eo- in uml f jr Ciss couhty, 3iebrski
Territory, for the sum of one hundred dollar bdid
order of Jimr m'nl uli iu t on the U.h dy of
November, 1 Vi5. and yoa re ieuired to upiwrt and
defend ou the lolil day of January, at i o'clock
p. m. J. W. COSS.
decgrt 3'
IjCS'.xI ftoticc-
lo the District Ourt of the 21 Judical District .f
Territory ft Ne!'raka withia aod r the county
of Cas, in Chau-Jery kutiu :
James beakey, c 1'lainan',
William it. Slaught-r, and M:r:ha SlauKht'-r, his
wife, defendants
To Wi iiam M. Slaughter and Mariha iluuuhter, de
fendant in the al-ove entitled cwue:
Yoa are heraby notified that the above named
complainant lias tiled iu t!;e Di-tnct Court of Ca-s
as manV Of VOU as feel interetted in the i S,"""1 aforesaid, on the Chancery side thereof, h i
J ' I 1U1 of Comp mat a7iuit you, the .,i,ct and prayer
RF We would call the attention of
our readers to the advertisement of ihe
Underwriter' Ageucy, in this issue.
This agency consists of a combination
of four prominent insurance companies,
representing a capital of some 83,000,
000. By this combination their expen
ses are materially reduced, and their
of which is to obtain a riecrse of said Court fo'c.o
iuKacsnaio mortfeajre oa the fdioiv ntt descried
real es'at-, situate iu su id county, to wit: lh norih
east 1-4 of south west 1 4 cfsec'i-m 9, towuhip 12.
ratif 10, and the west 1-2 of lot no. 3 in block no.
14, kituaie in the city of 1'latt-moutb, in rud county,
ex"cut-M ' y you to taid compluinart aud beannit
date May 37th, l$.e, to secure the priueQtof a cer
tain promissory no'e executed by the aid vVm. M.
Siaushter to the said coBiplainant for (43?.6 and
bearing dat- May 24:h, lsos, and for the ta.eof the
said ui..r. Ruse i .rem!es to saUKfy aid debS and
that unless y"u appear and answer mi id Bill oa or
btore the 29th day of January, A. 1. IsCo, the
same will be taken pro cunfetto, and a decree made
accordingly. JAM tiiAKhY, Cu;p t.
By ktAs 3. Ehampacoh, i.!s Solictor.
de-.-EO 4w .
Underwriters' Agency.
Of the condition vf th:
Of Xt-w York, on the 1 Jay af Jt-i'tt A.
I). 1865, in cur.formily Willi the laws if
the Territory nj Xebraska.
The name of this Compmy is the fierminiil Firt
I ii4 urn m 4 I via pxih V . lu.oipofaiod iu loO, acd lo
cated iu the City of New Yolk.
The capital of said company actually Piid
up in cash is otf "iO 00
The surplus on the lit day of Ju'y, 1G3, 1.17 I.VI 74
Total amount of capital and surplus, $637 2 VI 74
im'l cssh in Park Bank !5 123 SO
('o iu hands agents, and
in course of transtinxioii 6 Oil 00 739 80
im'l or Loans on Moiids and Morten; s. U
iui; Ilrt i it-is cf lecoid, on Improved
Krai Estate, unincumbered, worth at
least double, the um'i loaned thcieoii, rate
of lnfrtst, 7 per cent ' 1T5.T50 00
atu't ot U. b. -'JO Uouds 6 p 'r cent mrk'l
yalue 2iS OOl "0
am't L .S.B0'ids,lSSI,Gperctilo22u,0Ud fM) 423,000 00
do stocks of Park Kauk 7,IK0 OX)
do lusursuce Stock 400 00 7,400 00
do Loans on stocks and Bond, paysbloon
demand, the market value of the secu
rities pledged, bi-.uK worth at lest 10
percent, more thau the amount loau
ed tloreon. 6,600 00
di Oov'l stamps ou band, 147 16
do due for Premiums on Policies issu'd at
orthe 2,97 24
d Interest secured but not due S,42J 4S
do Heal Kstate unincumbered X. T. City 8.oU5 mi
do other securities ll.'s'srt oG
ed l i:t u I vtl . :
do til ''- '
do all ..t,.e. ;j -r : "
Total siii't .,f ! e?, iilm kail . i ', -
T.iit:ea;,si...ert .. r , , , , , k . . ' '"
but will not as 1 , , - ''" ,
Tlioroiiiuaf.y r i ! : :, , ,. '
allows, 1 to I t- i: ti , i .,, . .. . w - i
!! ck, beine feur - I . ::. . , . ' . i
the Kenemi ch ir. i i , : ,
facilities f ,r pnui-' :t !! ''
An i'f' d c ) t i th , .. , , , ,
ration ac-oiiij-.irtie ' ta -,. .t '
8,it.- , V . '.. t
City a 'I'l I' V.l'y tf -:0 Y h. ''
JoKAIH4Xl !!. ri. i'l ' . .. ; (. .,
Mm, :! try, of .Wi.; . . , , . j.'
Cumj any , but, . ia..y j,,,, '' '
antl each for 1 lni- i f ? . v -. ' -, .
t:ue, full UU I rone.-' !..-. ,n , i d- , ' , ',
said Corpora'.ion, nn, tii fl: 'v . ; ,, ' ' '
scr.bed oflie- r l!.-r. !
JON A 111 AN hi i'l ! r r
r. . ia, :-
$007,-64 74
Ani't of loss .-s ad iu--i l, due and unpaid none
do do incurred aud in process of ad-
jutuint 14 100,00
do do repoitedon which no aclioa
has been taken uone
ain't of cl.-iims f..r los-es r-sisted by Comp'y none
do dividend declared, due and unpaid, uotid
do dividends either in cash or tcrip, decla
red but not due none
do inoi.ey berrowd, none
do all other existing cluitns ag'nst Cotnp none
Total am't Losses, Clajms, Liabilities, 14,100 00
The greatest amount insursl on iny rik it 25,0nn,
but will not as a general rule exo ed 10 u 0.
TheCompiny has uo pen'ri.l rule as to the amount
allowed to le injured in any city. town, villaiteor
block, beiur Boverucd in this matter, in each casr.
by t he fteaeral character of buildings, width of street-,
facilities for putting out fires, etc.
A 11 attested copy of the t baiter, or Act ( f lucorpi
raUou accompanies this statement.
Stats of Xew Tors . )
City a tut Out ut y if Aeiy I' irk, j
lisi'KiCK Hu-Ukk, PresidHMt, an! Joits KnwArtD
KAIIL. ."-otrcLirr of tllt iVKHMAMA f'lKC IvsuhA.ncf
('oii'a.vv. beinx severally sw.-ru. dci-ose ami s it,
stid each for himself s s, the frojnj is a tru,
fu 11 and com ct sta:'in"iit of the aittir,- of the Mud
Corporation, and thy are the a ove i t!i--d
officers tht,re f . M. IIII.UKK, President,
JOHN LliNV. KAIIL, tsecn-iary.
Subf'-'i U'nl and strori' bfure m thin Id h iln; f
.Voreiwber. A '.!". Witness my h'Hul
t S awt Ojli -itil Snil.
TZiJS. L. TJIORSELL, Xutiry Public
Of ihe condition of the
Of Xew York, on the 1st dnj nf July, A.
I). 1805, in conformity with lit', laws
t f the Territory i f Xebrash-i.
The mm' of tin- Company is the anocsr fir'.
Insurance lumpatiii, incorporated id lSj'J, and io
cat' d in the C:t of Sew Y'ork.
The capital of sni l compauy actually p:i: l
up iu cash is Ki0 (kill fO
1 he surplus on the 1st day of July, 1 CO, 117, 1)47 US
Su? icribed ttntt r.i -,!- :t
JOr rnf .1 1- '
L Si and iii' i 1 1
nr$$. sa !: !:." r
' r
Of the cohcilt j-.i o'
Of the. City of Xtir 1 ., , .. .
if July, A. IK l-".". ,'',?, f.,,
, tin! liiUS Of tlf 7'c M -.,; r, .,(.,;'
NAUi: ... i M,').
The riun?if Hih i,ii,i .i,,y it,,. .
Innuriine I 'nma'i i, inc,' i ,V
catcd iu the City oi NewVoi k. " ' ""
Th capitrl of ,il,l company a' t'n.' y pa
The surplus on t! e 1 t Jjy , f Jii'y, 1 -
Total atli'l c.ipiui and m-p)u
As i ; s .
Im'l cash in H'k Connnsi ,N V. 1
do th l.'.'.' l
do Laiidsof tn!i ai: I i i
c mrse of t ran-iii:s ion J
ain't V f. 7-;to 1 r.a-io y iii.f. s
maik' t val ue J i
am't t'. .x. i p-r c nt, Ifcei , i-
oisr kt v,.iue 0
am't in Nail oiiil I'.-.i,!; I'ouir .r'i
in N . Mo. k. ,ij o,
ain't tllatlii Niiti r,j! B .nk ,
. N. Y swek ' , i
Ktll'1 liiHUri nn II lih a 1 M., t.;-, i ,
linit lin of rf'T.I, Ii.io1 I 1; .
I. slate, Ui,i nil:, ,i l' i, ,i;c n ;.,.t
ten l-er ceil', mw 1 1. a i t ii'- s m I 1
am't accrued lute -t u iaimiB
am't Keal L.:r m ., u, ( j
! ' i- r.
i.j.-.-j-i ;
1- rTiTI
'7 1-4 1.
'j nn
'I Ivl 270 ;
! I .
Lt Aiii!.iTr:H.
Am't efloesadiurel an il-i r:.
do do llo-ui i'- I- ii I j
ad -n-i iii.-s t
do do lej cri- d i n i h,c .i i u
l-s be-a fa'.en
am't claMiis .r hic rri-i-d by r.e,
ll't dividend drcl.n r-f, lv.r- :ir '! "I, ;
do divid'-nds ruber in c .sii or sc.i,
e i b'tt ti' '. due
do mom-y 1 i i.v, I
do n'l o! ..
.Jl Ll.t 111
Total am't of I )-s -s. cl.iitns ,
I i
Total am't of capital aud uipius $317 i47 SO
Ul'l V
am't of
Am't cash in Hanow r liar.k.N V.I0.'.i)5 33
office 1.6-4 84 f 12,43') 17
a. c at iiwu-is, fjin. iTO oo
B per t i-totk 1"S1, 2 I 4uo f"
d-r io lr,T, :t,4:j7 .11
rtitl-Vof ind'idn's, 1.1, '"0 OO
7 8-Iu Tsi asury .Note. 10.970 On 321,OS7 SO
Loans on ltoiids uoil .Jor(,pes,
beiui,' "r"' -i n of record, on in,T',v.
Heal Kstate, utiincumb-reJ, w.oth at
least double the auiouut, loaned at b
and , jior cent interest
am't N Y. Comity li per cent Ponds
do Tenio set ii per cent bonds
uo Losns on stocks and I'.ouds, Iisvabb,
on deiuacd. f uc iimi ki'l v a ue of ieou-ritii-s
iCedced, at ! ast Id per c't more
than miiount loittied l'.lhOf)
Outsiinidii K Pi em, urns I ,7J 47
Int'-ifst accrued f, u
ad other aecur tis 2j.i70 v4
r.o oo
.7-0 fiO
K0 0 00
The grea'est sm -o-.t ,n-'i . 1 -,i ..;
lul wi 1 l:.-t us a ,11. - ., r,.,. i i.
The I ' mn j a i y ii ii in .-.'"'. l e s : . -ail.iw'd
in be lo-ii 1- i m (.;,. :
bl..l k, b'iuK ,' iH" J li., i ,i , . ,
by Hie re"v ,i I ' o , r I i I , . ,
etredr, fc c r i : c i v : , ,, ... . r
All Httsici i.c , t 1 1 c ( I , t i i if!."'
pi. ra. ion aci'oii.pi ,s t i.i - : n !';:
6'rif X'f Yli i I
Ci'y imif L'i'Ul.t i ' ir Y 'il. 1
U.'Ukut S. II i . Pi - i ; n'. ,
v, Sc. ret ii ry, ci tf- .'..-.'. .' -C'tO.'pil,
y tl'lllil! hi., v : 1 1 . . . ; . ,
and t.ich l'.r if
true, fuil a fid c ,-. -t ? i.i i .-.j', r , i . i ,
tioit. and that lh--y nr.' in,. v n t; :' d "1
thifcwf. ltnUT - luil - . .'.-.
I I !...., ,. ,.,
S'ubs.,'i''t''l ah. l o'.'r, : . . .,, 1 :
Jn t , i . A ' 1 -l..i. '! : '. ., .1 i
L rj liM' l''- i '. '. '
i n... J. 1 1, i':. ...! .v t
I'l.ATTSMOl TH, Ai.;;.' i '' :.
I' i 20 iir
Taken up I v !.'. i i.,.'- i .1 ! .
Of-s co:i'.i -. .V. I , i ., . ; , : , , - - ,
uid Mt-,-tii:i."i i.i.i , .' i.i, ii,i . . i
II riu'bt t r. A ' . .- r,i , fit ..
c'.lo, wi :ii a a v :.,;s ic
dec "JO ,'.s"
o t 01 r...';t
$'i. 7.947 S(i
m't of losses adjusted, due aud nupiid cone
do do incuired and iu process of ad-
.ju.iinejt S! 1,000 00
do do rtp..rt.l oo which no actioa
has bcn tak-a none
am't claims fcr los.-es resist d by Cotnp'v non"
do diviil'-tids declared and due and ux.paid none
di dividends either in cash or scrip, ihclai-
ed but not yet due none
do money borrowed noun
do all oihTexisting claims a;'nt Comii'y fiooe
Total am' of Ioscs, claieis and liabilities $ 11 ,ioo OO
The create.! nmonnt iusured on any rik i 2.',00
but will not as u cem-ral rule rxiri'd tld iH-i)
The Couipauy Las uo t:eueiat rule as to the am juat
allotted to be insute-l in any ci'y. i.nvn, vilintfe or
block, beiuK governed in this mutter, Iu each a-e, by
the general ibatarter of building, width of tiro li,
facilities for toittin out fires, eic.
A n attested copy of the Charter, or Act of Iacor
poratiou accoinpunii's this statement.
Ht .tt nf Xew Y irk. )
Citji ami Cnuniy nf Sew York. '
DoKss L. Pi end -nt, and II. S Vi:i)tt,
recretary ,i.f the llininr- r fire Ir.nurance i an pun y ,
beinK severally s worn, d' p.,se ar.d say, and eii' h for
lumse f ayj, that the forecion i a true, lull nnd
correct statement of t Le alt .irs of tic ai 1 (.rp na
tion, ai.J thut Ihey are the aiuive desci if.e.1 officers
thereof. I'OKAS 1.. STONE. I're.-idcnt
li. S. WAI.COTT, Secretary.
Sulseribetl and tworn l,fu me thin 17 day of
Svrtnilier, A . 1 I.-C5. Witutm my twiiii
L .V inul lijirinl Neaf.
7 UO HAS L. TIlORXnf.L, Kutarij rblic
Of ihe condition of the
Of Xew York, on the 1 Jay tf July, A.
D. 105, j; conformity with th laws
of ihe Territory if Xtbrnma.
The name of this Company s the Xiniurtt Fire
Jnnuranre C""ij.on , iu' orporaled in 1 sJfi, a nd lo
cated in the City of Sem York.
The capitalof said company actually paid
up in cssh is tl.C-oo.til no
The surpius on the lt day of JuIy.lS'A 21S,21 Sii
Total amount ofc?pit?l and furp:us, f 1 21s ,121 96
Am't nf cah in tie it. Nicholas Bank
and iu Ortlre $2CI,922 tS
am't of Loans on Bonds and Moricvres,
bcint; tlrst lien f leco'd, t,n Improv.
ed keal folate uoin Ul'll e: ed, woi I il
at least :oub:e the um't loan d therefi
rate of inierest 7 per cent, 2i.t,7'0 00
am't of V. S 7 5-10 Tr.-a'y Notes,
market value 175,00 0 00
am t U. S. 5 SO Bonds G per it
market value l.".12 .10
Am't V. S. B iud-.lSSl, do l-i-i 00 423 7!57 JO
do Wisnin 6 r cei.t Bonds 7 4.10 CO
do California 7 p-r tent Bonds l,l."0 00
do Real E.Iatc, aiiiticumh-rcd, 43,C-:3 4S
do Loans on S locks and Uor.d-, psyah Ie
on (Jtraaud, the market value of tlie
tecurities pledged b-ine worth at
lout ten per cat more than am't
loaned thereon 399. .TOO 00
do c nice, furniture, scampi, etc 4,-07 25
do due for Premiums on policies issued
at office 14.7S1 $3
do Interest accrued 4ri,4'lS 09
-,2is,Cl 86
Am't of losses adjusted, due and uapai l asne
do do incurred ar.d in proe-a cf iisiuieut $16.(00 00
do de repotted on which no ac
tion has been taken nr ne
am't claims for losses resisted by comp'y 2,00 0 CO
am't dividend; declared and due and unp.ild lii QO
do dividends either to ea!j or scrip dcl-..
Taken up by ihe i S'is : i. 'c o in o c r, I - ,
iner; i V- county, N. f , i,:i '' 1 ; !. . ',,'
1-.1. i lie Hbile .Si- i'i , Mipi".-c! I , I.- S
la.-t si'iii.g rrt,p oj i iiht , (i . , , n ,
'. . 1 1 , ; , ,,
Plattsmouth, lie- 2oih, 1-01 '
ESTItAY 01K i:.
Taken up by tha u:i!e-K j.e I i.ea il-. k i
Dec. l'Ji, 1 -,i',,1, ,jii .,i ,
nn,, 1.11.1. ,.f ..I.I,..
Kock Lli.ll,, N. T., I,.-,. 1 '
K'',e I i. i-ii
I .- I o : , -.
Taken up by tl,.- .r!,-c id ,.;....
jis. areillt Hire iioir 11' , 1 !i .1 ,,'., , :
c.oinly, ou trie yoib o ,,l N'.i er;,f . ': , ;
I'oui'V .Male, sup, i..-- il I b.. I r, .,. , t,.v.
tiiMrked s foll.iM , c-i i-1 1; ,. , , . i, f 1
and tail, white s;.ot in f n :. i ' s I : -T . .
striji rul.llin dri'i n ny r the r.c!-,'.
emu. Hi i brnMie' . n p ft -I. ;bl i ., i !
the b-tters " K . Cr." 'Ilir ii.iii,r,sr,.(;
prove -,i.. ei tv, pay eha pr-'s m nd t i - i
dec5w C.IAKI.K H. It'
12 stray rVliM.
Taken op by till sob c 1 1 .-r on ! ;-; fl..
Mt. I'lessint l're. met. C i . i- .c. 1 , ;
20tli dav of Novem 'c , a i l-i, . c , - ; ,
to be atM'Ut riiiii' li'.'iiil... ocl i - i i n I u , n. ,
has o!ie uuderl it o . i of J-.- t ear. .', . ..i . i ,
porcsivabie. The n r v. i.i c...,(.ve t ;,,t
pay ' Iihi sp.s, and in'.," -ui : iriio. .1 .. y,
Mt. P!eiisnt, N 'vcui:,': 1 It, i -'..'.
lleco j f I,. K. I I; ,. I, : ,
Taken up by the i' i . v r. . : -house
in Lintn. t N -.. 1, . n - i . 1
Cass C 'Un-.y. N. T., t 'i ,i c -, no i.a .
one is red nd wh ie ap tte i w i.i ;
otf. and winle sp- '. in t"i'l...ii l:-:l-..! t
year old' t he otic-r i - -i j p i . , i e . . . i
ar.d is tiioi iy reil li.'c- v i. ; u..i k
p. rceiv.ible. 'P.. wi t, i r '.ii .-.:.'! ( .i
p-i pert-,', ,HV c,, - -. n, .il ( it i . I at.;! ! :.. .
Mile li eye, I. 10 II, 1- .;.
d'Cis i:..i p.r."i
itisay Tko i nri:
Taken i p ly I iv 'iLrr, iv ar Mr i'.-4
Crthi Cfuniv, N 'I . 1 d 1 1 ! t' f, -' '
ntute olMr, innrHtr l i;i. m nn .ii vv - .n v)
ear. at.ti au.wiii oi.i w tl- : r i:
nittrk-t "r ( ui u..i-. .it i.
1'lna Utitlt ilnjr ui i-JV-.:;:!. T, !-' .'
tier's 6w '. J '
l iken up ny it er. ,i i .
CMUnty, NeOr.i-'it.t, on if. I'.iU . .
one yeji liriL' st'-er. rii "sii 1 :., ., . .;,u.
no n.nrk or l.r' ' - , ,r iv .1, 1 , i .i- i w
oi. I heller, runiev wh.lo anJ ioI J 'e 1. n . r
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