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PL ATTSMOUTII. N. T., WEDNESDAY, FEB.. 7, 1SG6.
DAILY AND WEEKLY,
WKLKLY LVH1Y Wr DNL. DAr
IT. !) HATHAWAY,
EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR.
fy-OfU'.-t: corner lliii street and Levee, second
Terms: Weekly, $2.50 per annum;
)ai!j, 1 per month.
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er tiirau or k. I'-.r annum
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0b'f ccl i 'n twelve inuntliH
eolaron twelve months
tiiree m ritlis
AlMr;irnt a lverti-ementa mast be paid
-:Ve r..' p- parvd lodoall k inds cf Job
.1, sh .rt n.jti au-l tu a tyle that wrt.l K'
R. R LIVINGSTON, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon,
T: l.i .r..f--i'iial services to the litii-ns tf
.-ite.i.ferr- in Krank White' h u-e, corner of
0k ! .S.x'li -tr. !!; OUice on M:i"i sltett, ip-ii-
Court Hons--, l'i illnn)Uih, Sebiaaka.
t. .11 jiaiiqiett.
A'lTOllNEY AT LAW
Solicitor in Chancery.
PLATTSM tl'IIl, - - NE lift A SKA.
National Claim Agency.
WASHINGTON D- C
F. M. DORRINGTON.
PLATTSUOUni, - - NEBRASKA,
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lnt. IVn-toti-. 1 oll.t fill l", unity l.anJs '
cored ?"VMir.:e- ! i m . und in pro portion to
the m Mint of Hie cMim. 1. M. liUiilM I'O V
Atr.i 10, .
F- II. DORRINGTON,
SEAL ESTATE AGENT,
1'I.AT fSMUl til m:u..
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. A , l.eaver.uoiiti. Kanat-: II " J. Hlih.ir.k,
Ite Art.-..r N'.-!:.i-k . Ka.N iry, N-l : Hon. T. M.
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I. II. V. 'Iicrlt-r V o.,
Seal Estate Agents,
Commissioners of Deeds
Fire and Life Ins, Ag'ts,
I'LATTSMOl Tir, X. T.
Culictins prorM'tly attend-!) to, ami pn I? re
k 1 tt-t t rurrr'tt r :it-- ! Kx hitne. Lix-.s i in
W wiiern Iowa anU N-l ru.k tor ti.n riN-i,ti . 1 Mle
f imiil inv ;-tV;ii-i- M 'uty ;..mi--U on lie ti Ktaie
uritif. Warr.iuh ,':iit .
A cents forc-tlWtion of cliiim uain?t i.oTrnmrrit,
f r holl t, iheir iiiuw? a ml imnot I ri. Acan
for tit? pin.T i ani vf Luu'ia and Cut pnper-
Ajr, I. taking of TVriviiiL-nt-.
a i-:n:i i:ci-: s:
noo. S. H. Eioert, l nvr Cry. C. T.
aii-ars. K"inilr Hro . um.ili.i, Nel.
Mc'a"n , M' tra.f, .Xrl.ia.1 City.
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Dr. 1ln Lewis, lio-t.-n. SI i.i-hnett..
H W Dltmr. Cl ii i.po, Illinois.
II H Maill. t'n.. nii.aii. t'liio.
Tootle k Uaiina. P!atiioo'it h . Nebraska.
I. H Rich, Tbrre ltivrrs. Mirliipan.
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Hon T M Mirquftt, riatniinth. Nt-br.tfka.
I. lewia. A'to.ntv at Law, luiitaio. New York.
t:art-r, Hu.aey it. Curl, l'ca Uoine, Iua.
I am ji'epared to fumih a'l who nuy''avor me
"With th!ir atroiiai;o, with UMlin, iruie men', or
tidlf thr rwk. u'.H.l'RoW.
1' atlslll Ulth, April 1J, 1
VVATC?MAEER and JEWELER,
FLATTSM0UT1I, - - NEBRASKA.
A rood a-.otimeot jf M at .Cl ' Pens.
J wrlry. Silver War. Kane (!oo's Violins and Vi
i. a Trimming' i'i.n n hand. A.lo;k culu
iii it led to hi" rare will be warranted.
April in, IwhS.
ATTOKNEY AT LAW,
rr.ATTSMOUTII - - NEBRASKA.
ITcss & Fmisher
li'.ve jut opn.d and refi-.ieJ their
Saloon and Restaurant
lvee f trt, touth of Main. whre they will furnish
at i times the brat d ibe t!o- iu.h ki t atford'.
t"?"l'ie-h Oj!er cont.nt' on hand.
f LVS'CfT every iiioiiuie ltret-n 9 1-2
"1 In 1-2. 55iJJ J- ao.Vrf tiifoiummltited.
Will- IS- laCIIlIaC,
ONE DOOR EAST OF POSTOITICE, j
?-)3 rf I
Has moved Into hi new brick b-iilding on the cor
ner of Main street and Levee, wbeie be is daily re
reiving large additions to Li already extensive
He offi-ra the very r)et of bargains to customers,
and reinest a call fr m those who want an) thing io
bis line to tel the advantages in prices witb tboae
and (rive him a call if you wi.h to buy cheap.
(Successor to S. Bloom,)
Grents Furnishing Goods
5tc, Sec, &c.
Also a Inrrre lot of RUBBER GOODS
and REVOLVERS always on bind.
will find it to their benefit to examine
iny stock before purchasing elsewhere.
Cash paid for Hides, Furs
riattsmouth, May 25. tf
TXT 313 757-
Having; recently built a new and.snlta le shop ea
Main St., Plattsmonth, N. T.f ti-
Would refpectfully inform the citiiens nf C nd
a lioiniutt counties that be has the faciiltie for car
rying on tho
In all ita branches
IN THE MOST APPROVED STYLE
1 am prepared to tnrn out tbe
acd most durable;
Of every description, ever offered In the Territory.
AsT-Portirular attention paid to rusking and fin-
A:l kinds of lumber taken ia exchange for work.
riatts loath. Aj.ijl 10, 1505.
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Boot 8c Shoe Shop.
The Mibsoriber would rsooectfully call the atten
tion of the, citizens of 1'latisniouth and tbepuMIe at
nir to the tact that be bas 1 oca teal one do-jr east cf
Donelan's lrtig Store, wbe'e he intersas kei-pinz
on hand and mskitft ri tbe horteM notice, erety
articlein his line. His Mock beinlt selecteil by him
self, snd having spent the nxt of bis life in the
business, be feels confident that he can give sV-isfas
tton. Give bim ae-all.
April 19 S. J. THOCSSfORTOS.
A UOItlJ TO OIK FKIKXDS
With ihis number we close the first
month of our daily issue, and vie desire
lo return our hearty thanks to our nu
merous friends for the liberal support
we have thus far received. Our aim
has been to reflect the sentiments of
our county and of Phttsmocth. We
feel convinced that thi point is destin
ed to ultimately be a prominent, large
and prosperous city. Nature has en
dowed the site of our habitat most
bountifully. Situated as we are, at the
mouth of the great valley of the Platte,
and possessing the shortest connections
with the oveiland routes to the States
and Territories in and west of the
Rocky mountains, either by way of the
Platte or Republican vallies. Havicg
a Railroad rapidly constructing towards
us from the east, which is owned and
energetically pushed alongf by one of
the weal:hiest companies ever interest
ed in the building of any Railroad.
Possessed of a liberal grant of lands
for the construction of a railroad from
this place to the main trunk of the
great Pacific Rail-road, which is soon
to bind t.i9 Pacific and Atlantic States
in close commercial and social inter
course, and with a County that has not
its equal in the Territory for excellence
in soil, timber and water. Good roads
and good bridges, affording the best fa
cilities far ordinary transit in all direc
tions, and our City peopled by energetic
business men, who are a live to its grow
ing importance. v e consider 1 latts
mouth peculiarly fortunate, and u is
easily seen why our advance in pros
perity should partake of the solid char
acter it does. There is no puffing and
highfalutin gas-work enlisted to build
us up, nor have we ever sought to in
flate the sanguine and credulous parties
who are ever seeking homes in the
west, with hopes that would be blight
ed. Our citizens have determined to
build extensively, and certainly not less
than one hundred new buildings wiil
be erected the coming season; but we
bave not thought it worth our while lo
enlist the services of "Old Cottages,"
nor do we propose a "credit farcical"'
our french may be wrong, but we think
that's what the wild-cat concern is call
ed which our legislators have given as
a legacy of their wisdom to their friends
at Omaha, and which is represented to
us as one of the many clap-traps of fast
limes in which the more you put down,
the lees you take up. Far from receiv
ing territorial aid, we know that efforts
have been made to keep us down but
we are of the irrepressible stuff that
cannot, and will not stay down, and as
we grow and strengthen daily, we feel
more and more that the intelligent
classes east, who propose moving to
Nebraska, see the intrinsic merit of
those qualifications that attract emi
gration to us, and that our strength con
sists in realities and not the shadow of
As our aim in the past has been to
keep the reading public advised of the
advantages of Nebraska in general,
and of Cass county and Pla ttsmouth
in particular so will it be in the future;
and all we ask of our friends is that
thev will labor with us to that end.
Help us to circulate our paper, and we
will help to make you all wealthy. Let
every citizen remember the words of
the philosophic type-sticker, Beujamio
Franklin: "A newspaper and n Bible
in every house, a good school in every
district, all studied and appreciated as
they merit, are the principal support of
virtue, morality and civil liberty.''
THE OMAHA II LIU ALU AD
The above paper in its issue of the
29ih ult., contains a very amusing spec
imen of the contortions it can make in
backing down from the issues it unwit
tingly forces upon itself. We feel
somewhat sorry for the brilliant genius
who conducts it; but as not one word is
advanced to repudiate the statements
we have made, we take it for granted
he accedes to their correctness. We
hope sincerely hope, that the billious
discharge he has had may relieve his
compassionate bowels. Poor fellow,
he reminds us of a lubberly, poutiag
school-boy who, wishing but fearful,
vents his "pheelinks" in the usual puer
ile manner, through indecent adjectives.
Our co-temporary, however, should
have allowances made for these little
escapade?, as Le younj at the busi
ness and no doubt. will groA wiser as
he srrows older.
Under this heading the Omaha Her
aid of yesterday assails the newspapers
of the South Platte, and boldly asserts
that they are opposed to the progress or
Omaha. We challenge the editor to
bring forward any publibed matter of
ours that would sustain this unwarrant-
able charge. It looks so excessively
ridiculous for the Omaha Herald to ac
cuse the South Platte press of sectional
feeling, that it would be scarcely worth
our while to call attention to this un
founded assertion, were it not that, un
contradicted, some credulous parties
might believe him. We would ask the
Doctor how much he considers Platts-
mouth. Nebraska City or Brownville
indebted to the Omaha pre?? for their
growth or prosperity? Will he point
out anything in his own paper that
would induce eastern readers to believe
that there is any other place in Nebras
ka beside "Omaha" and ,-the valley
where tho Cottonwood crows." It is
the niggardly spirit of selfishness, and
the jealousy that the pros-periiy of the
South Platte excites in his own brain,
that evidently prompted his unwarrant
ed statements. If Omaha fears the
progress of her rivals on the river, we
take it that it is sectional to cry up only
her prosperity, and ignore the solid ad
vancement of the other cr.ies of Ne
braska. The spirit of sectionalism that
has persistently cried Omaha and
Omaha only cannot expect otherwise
than that the rising towns along the
Missouri should crv shame at her. We
take pride in the rapid strides our Cap
ital is makiner towards becoming a
preat citv. but we denounce as con
temptibly mean the sordid selfishne
that ignores the existence of her sister
cities. We would remind the Omaha
lUrald that when our South P'atte
pres speaks in favor of this portion
well named the garden of Nebraska
it need not take alarm, and twist our
language iuto an assault on Omaha
There are other towns in Nebraska be
side Omaha, and we desijn to let our
eastern readers know it, whether it
suits the editor of that pap?r or not.
1IOX. S- MAMVLLL.
This gentleman appears tohave in
curred the reat displeasure of the
Democratic portion of the present leg
islature, because, forsooth, he happen
ed to expose the ignorance or willfuj
distortion of their Speaker in regard to
Parliamentary usages. He has been
the recipient of a vast amount of abuse
from the Democratic press of the Ter
ritory in conseauence. and has been
subjected to many petty annoyances by
the Democratic portion of the House.
Mr. Maxwell is too well known to the
people of Cass couuty, and has served
them too long in a legislative cafacity
to need any particular mention by us;
yet we would assure them that he is
not of the class who will forsake their
interests at the beck and nod of any
political demagogue, neither will he be
forced from his line of duty by abuse
and vituperation. He is a mau of great
asoning faculties, and immense re
search, and forms his opinions from the
exercise of these faculties; and neither
flattery or promises of politicians, nor
abuse by his enemies, can turn him a
single point from that course which his
judgment tells him is right. These are
the qualities his constituents admire in
him, together with hi vast legislative
knowledge. We can assure him that
every well-wisher of tne lerntory. in
these parts, will stand by him in his
endeavors to frustrate the designs of
political tricksters, and expose thfir
From the report of the Paymaster
General we find that the enormous sum
of 550,000,000 would be necessary to
py arrearages of bounty to the soldiers
of our army who had enlisted under
the S100 bounty clause. The claims
of these glorious patriots to equal pay
ments with their comrades who sought
the field at a late day are of a nature
t that cannot le ignored, and we honest-
U bplipv ihP I'm-mniT Onpml h
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based his figures on erroneous data.
The numbers enlisted seero to have
been the figures by which the enormous
sum above named has been computed;
but we all know sadly know that
scarcely one-half tf the early enlisted
veterans now exist. Be this as it may,
we owe it to our saviors to pay them
I equally with those soldiers who volun-
- f leered afterwards, when bounties were
I high and for a country and a govern
ment saved, let there be no huckstering
Shvlock found who wou'd calculate ita
value (o a nicety 'n dollars and cent?
Give the boys their money, and we will
Ucarce rriss it in this land of plenty
iSi'r In the daily of January 29ih,
I read an article commenting upon the
objections of some of our mechanics to
an article (previousIy published, upon
the scarcity of good mechanics in Platts
mouth. I have had over twenty years'
experience in the carpenter and joiner
trade, having followed it for a liveli
hood, therefore feel that I am compe
tent to judge something of the charac
ter of that class of mechanics here.
I think we have some good carpenters
and joiners here; but the class of work
that has been done here has not brought
out their true abilities as workmen of
art. Tho reasons are as follows: First,
cheap buildings, of cottonwood lumber.
and that green from the mill, are the
common ones our mechanics are called
upon to build, and they are expected to
lo this work at very low prices; there
fore, the materials worked, and the
prices paid for said work, do not call
out the true mechanical genius of our
mechanics. But, give as good material.
and pay us prices that will warrant us
to take the time to do our work that is
necessary for doing a good job, and
we wiil warrant as good woik here in
Plattsmonth as anywhere else; and if
we have not the men here to hire to do
the amount of work required, we can
send and get them whenever our con
tract prices will warrant us to pay the
same wages lor mecnanics as paiu in
I conceive therefore, the reason of
our not Having more good workmen
and better work done, is the fault of
the citizens not being williug to pay
the price for their work that is paid in
other places, to enable our mechanics
to ppend iheir time feeling they are re
warded for their services.
"A Carpenter" will bear in mind
thai all new countries are subject to the
m I t t
same inconveniences or wnicn ne
t peaks; also that the time has now ar
rived when good work and plenty of it
is demanded in Plattsmouth; hence our
former remarks upon this subject. We
know that, in days past, but little en
couragement has been given lo urst
class workmen in Nebraska, but we
hope, and firmly believe, that that day
is past. Let the country be filled with
good workmen, and we will guarantee
our people will employ them in prefer
ence to those of an iuferior grade.
JgtSy We understand that an order,
directing the muster-out of the 1st Reg'l
Nebra?ka Veteran Cavalry, is now at
Omaha, and that the boys will soon re
turn to their homes. This will be glad
news to their friends, and, no doubt,
will be received with joy by tli3 war
worn veterans of the gallant old "First."
New York, Feb 2. The regular
monthly statement of the National debt
for the present month has been issued
from the Treasury department, and
shows an increa e of seventeen millions
in the public indebtedness during the
month of January.
The Herald s Toronto correspondent
of last evening states lhat the I enian
attack on the Canadian frontier towns
is hourly expected. The provincial
military are under arms in all direc
tions. J rains are kept ready at tnat
place for transportation to any requir
A meeting of the new temperance
society was held last evening at Cooper
A eulogy on the late Dr. Valentine
Mott was delivered last evening under
direction or tne new meuicai ?ocieiy.
in Clinton Hall, by Drs. GunniDgs and
Hedford, before large audiences.
Thirty-three deaths occurred on the
IJremen ship Albert Mayer, which ar
rived in his port yesterday afternoon,
after a voyage of seventy days from
Himburg. She experienced most tern-
pestuous weather during the whole voy
Or those who died eighteen were
children, and fifteen adults.
The United States steamer Narcis-
?us was iost during one or tne recent
storms, at the entrance to Tampa Ray,
Florida, and abot thirty persons, all
un board, perihed.
ESyA vigilance committee has been
formed at Springfield, 111., lend the city
of gamblers arid thieves.
TO THE DAILY HERALD.
New York, Jan. 31. It is said that
if the bill giving Grant the full grade
of General passes, it will be followed
by another bill lo confer the rank of
Lieutenant-General upon Sheridan and
Admiral Farragut will be likely lo
be made a full Admiral, the Vice-Admiralty
in the navy being equal to the
grade of Lieuteuatt-General in the
Gen. Thomas gives a very cheering
account of affairs in Tennessee, quite
the opposite of the tone of Governor
Urownlow's letter to Speaker Colfax.
He will probably be called on to give
evidence before the committee on re
construction. New York, Jan. 31. Hon. II. L.
Ilosmer, Chief Justice of Montana, de
livered a lecture last evening at llie
Travelers' Club, on the condition, re
sources and prosnects of lhat Territory.
Dr. Hays, the Arctic explorer, de
livered a lecture last evening at Coop
er's Institute, on icebergs, in which he
gave a graphic description of the froz
On Monday next fifty-five new money-order
offices are to be opened, in
cluding Richmond, Charleston, Savan
nah, Mobile, and many other important
places in the South.
A meeting of the Health Commis
sioners was held yesterday, when resi
dent physician Layre reported on his
visit to Albany in reference to quaran
tine accommodations, and a series of
resolutions were adopted relative to
At the second meeting of the stock
holders of the Columbia insurance com
pany, held yesterday, the committee ap
pointed at ihe previous meeting made
The Herald's Richmond correspond
ent says that an effort is making in the
Virginia Legislature to declare the
election of Senators Underwood and
Segar illegal. Gov. Pierpont and John
Minor Holts are talked of as successors
Both the friends and enemies of Gov,
Piemont are -ys LIn to lesiyi.
the former in order that a military
governor may be appointed, and the
latter lhat Robert L. Lee or some oth
er prominent rebel may be elected.
The ship Chieftain has arrived from
The Secretary has instructed the
Assistant Secretary to discontinue, after
the 1st of February, receiving deposits
for temporary loans at 6 per cent inter
est; hereafter they will receive such
deposits at 5 per cent interest, payable
on ten days notice, after thirty days
from date of deposit.
A Washington special says that a
rumor was qutrrent in Washington yes
terday, and for a time received consid
erable credence, lhat Secretary of War
Stanton had positively resigned his po
sition, and would vacate to day; but the
report appears to have had no reliable
New Yoax, Jan. 31. The World's
special says the House Military com
mittee are still engaged in maturing
the bill for an increase of the army,
and expect to report it to the House at
an early day.
There is no reason to suppose there
will be any conflict between the mill
tary committee and the two houses in
regard to the number of men of which
the reorganized army is to consi.-t.
Gen. Schenck, chairman of the House
committee, favors the lowest possible
standard, even below 50,000.
The committee on elections will to
day decide on ihe contested casa of
Vorhees and Washburne, of Indiana.
A private letter from Austin, Texas,
states that the State couventiou meets on
the 7th of February.
Private advices from Vera Cruz of
the t22d, say the French are tired out,
and freely discuss the abandonment of
the empire. There is intense feeling
against Americans, and they say they
want war with the United States, and
to be senl to Texas to wipe out Bagdad
affairs, which they say was the work of
Cincinnati, Jan. 31. --The steamer
Missouri, with about 250 passengers
on board, among whom were 91 men
of company B, 13th U. S. Cavalry,
met with an accident in the evening,
just after supper, while the passengers
were assembled in the cabin. The ex
plosion was of such force as to rend
the cabin floor asunder, letting every
person in the front part f the cabin
down into ihe mass of fire and steam
below. Great numbers lost their lives
by jumping overboard. Th loss of
life is supposed to be nearly 150. 30
of ihe soldiers were loat.
Later The report now is that 100
will cover the loss of life.
The loss of the boat is $100 000.
Col. Roberts and Gen. Sweeney ar
rived her? last night.
New York. Jan. 31. No cholera it e clerk, has gone to Evansvilte to
Havanna, but considerable small-pox at obtain possession of them, and w ill be
RegoJa, a small town opposite the city, f at'e lo make out a complete list of the
Report says the Gulf i. full of Chil- j lost,
im privateers; and a sx-.hroner and! The remains of Capt. Hurd's wife
steamer flying a suspicious flag have ' were recovered from the wreck yes
been -seen. terday afternoon. No other bodies
A steamer is reported to have left ' cave been discovered.
New Orleans, and lo be cruising in the
War risks are being effected at Ha
vanna by ship owners. One company
rt fused to u.ke them.
Washington, Jan. 31. House
The House passed a bill that the pro
duce of the limber owned ly Ameii
can?, and sawed or hewed in New
Brunswick by American citizens. th
same being now admitted into U. S.
ports free of duty, shall contiuue to le
Washburne, from the committee on
commerce, reported a bill repealing all
fishing bounties, which was not acted
New YortK, Jan. 31. The Herald'
Washington spec al says the conference
of the senior Major (JeneraU of the
regular army now progressing here is
causing the most extensive speculation
as to the results to be attained. Among'
the most practicable theories yet ad
vanced, is the supposition that these of
ficers have been summoned more to
give their united views concerning the
southern country they have tiaversed
and as to the necessity for garrisoning
the south with troops, than for a coun
cil touching the immediate Mate of af
fairs of the army.
This proposition is thp more credible
from the introduction and passage of n
resolution in the Senate to-day, asking
the President to transmit Gen. Sher
man's report of personal observations
in the south. It is supposed Mr. John
son is principally desirous of obtaining
the opinions of the Generals fo tiiat
Congress will adhere to its original in
tention of delegating committees from
the joint reconstruction to make a trip
of observation through the excluded
The Times' special says the receipts
of internal revenue from the first day
of January to this evenini', amount to
New York. Jan. 31. Worlds spe
cial cays the Commissioners of Com
merce hnve a proposition before them
lo reduce the emoluments of collectors
of customs to a reasonable figure. Un
der the present system the salaries and
reauisiiions reach the enormous sum of
from fifty to one hundred thousand dol
lars a year. It is proposed to abolish
the offices of surveyor and naval ofii
ces, which offices it is said ure very lu
cretive, being nearly equal to collector
ship. The action of the military court mar
tial recently in session in Boston, in
regard to the alleged kidnapping of
Mormon emigrants" in the summer of
1S64 and the subsequent forcible en
listment of ihe latter, very unsativftcto
ry to the Prussian Minister, at the in
stance of who::i the court was appointed.
It appears they ignored entirely the ipi
monstrances cf Baron G;ion!t, and tbe
different foreign consuls at Boston.
The court was also silent respecting the
mode in which those emigrants were
swindled out of six hundred dollars
each. The city received about nine
hundred recruits by the means adopted,
and the result is that the Prussian Gov-ern-nent
and other German States will
prohibit the maintaining any labor con
tracts, and will otherwise impede emi
gration to this country. The atteniion
of Congress will be called to the mat
ter. Cincinnati, Feb. 2. Special dis
patches to the Gazette state lhat small-
pox u prevailing lo an aianmng exttnt
through many parts of the South. The
Huntsville Independent says un'ess
some organized effort is made to ar
rest its progress it will become atmos
pheric and sweep over the land.
Southern papers are filled wilb ac
counts of murders and robberies.
Washington, Feb. 2. House The
House took up the motion made ly
Raymond yesterday, to recn-ider the
vote by which, on motion of Mr. Brooks,
the day before, certain testimony on
the latter'a behalf in the contested cte
of Dodge vs. Brooks was referred i
committee on election".
Davis complained that Brooks testi
mony had been delayed since March
Brooks explained the circumstance
of delay, and asserted that no official
nonce had been furnuhed to him tv
Mr. Davis to hand it in.
Raymond said he had made the mo
tion reluctantly, at the request of Mr.
Dodge, the contestant, and not wrth any
intentiooof prejudicing the case of Mr.
Brcoks, at the request of Mr. Gar
field, gave way for a recess of ten min
utes, in order that Gen. Thomas might
be formally introdu t-d lie was intro
duced in a speech by the Speaker, and
made a lively response, amid applause
and ihe waving of handkerchiefs.
Louisville, Feb. 1. The Albany
Ledger says ihe steamer Charmer
wtnt to the wreck of the Missouri on
Tueay, ar.d succeeded in getting the
boats safe and books. Mr. M aline.
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