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"7 any mrm attempts to haul doicn the American Flag, shoot him on the spot." Johx A. Dix.
rLATTSMOUTII. N. T., AVE D IV IS DAY, TEB. 28, ISCC.
DAILY AND WEEKLY,
-WEEKLY KVEET WEDNESDAY
ii. r. IIATIIAWAT.
EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR.
C70ffic corner !. itreet and Levee, tecond
Terms: Weekly, $2.50 per annum;
Jiatcs of Advertising.
it sqnare, ore inswrti in -
Ica sulisei'eal iu ui'B
wnetl"Rr?'',1ac' often lines) one InsertiOD,
ouil CiirjH not cic din? nix line
er column or less per annnra
ihf e months
tIf cMun twelve months
Oc-" si s months
eolucin twelve months -
hi mouths -
three ra mths -
;! tmaneiit adveru ements mast be paid
V.'e arc p'nared to do all kin'ts of Job
an i.i'jrt notice, an 1 ia a style that wUl (five
J 6. CO
kTr LIVINGSTON, M. D-
Physician and Surgeon,
TV-den Mi proT sional erv ices to the cit:z-ni cf
ty-lt...,Inre in Frank White's h ue, corner or
Cat ju-1 -S' xih trets: otlice on Main atfect, oppo
se it, (j0,irt H-iMSe, I'iatismuuth, Meoraska.
T. .11. HARQIETT,
ATTOKISEY AT LAW
Solicitor in Chancery.
rLATTSMOUTII, - - NEBRASKA.
O. U. allLII J. w. M Attaint L. K. C. LEWIS
I. 11. Whcdcr Sc Co.,
Real Estate Agents,
Commissioners cf Deeds
Fire and Life Ins, Ag'ts,
rLxTTsMorrir, y. t.
Colleen- piaii l't'v attemie.l to, arid proeee Is re
rte I i r nreiit r.it.-i of Ki liiin-:. lax-.-a paid in
tlr:iili 'f nn! .i or i-k.i f t iidii res:lei,t. lit!-
of lauu hivi i.tiu ,1. MfUt'' !o.nrrl on iie-1 listute
cur ill-. I..U.-I Warr.iu;a l cjte
f..r(.i:.N:ti..r of cltuni a;r;iliist (iovernmfnt,
r . i rih. their - Mow ! nat.of I .. Ar-rt
for tf.r "I'cf i'f and sale of Laoij nl Ci prrpcr
Ls. i.' sj cf 'lijcuii-;atf.
f.-a. H. H. W".t, I- m er IV v. r. T.
a!3SiS K'iiiilc lir-i.., U(ii.t!;., N-.'h.
" f!-:''a:ii f- !'".ca f, .Nrb. a City.
li . V. illi-y. Si. Lcui, M's-outi.
tr. T" t o l.t-wis. it Ktiu, Al.ti chuctls.
M VT Dttmar C'h:Cg', l: ;i wi.
II 5! Ai.it: .11 . Cim .iiiiati. oiii.,.
T..'r A il;t:'')a, Pi j: t.-lai'i Ii . Nebraska.
I. B ili -ti. i iitve ll.vvri. Michigan.
II n P Pe ' ! s, t..nniti '!'), Wivensin.
Kui: r M M.'iqu-it, I'ui'Miiouth, Nebrk.
I. 1.. A ' -. A'to. i'-v- at l..i, iiilill.', Nt Vulk.
t;r i. it try At Curl, les Jljice-,
IN'nticnnI CSatin Agency.
WASHINGTON, D- C,
F. M. DORRINGTON.
TLATTSMOUTII, - - NEBRASKA,
Itl-rt pare l to pre-nt and prnseou'e claims btf- re
I omrtm, ouri of t'luinm Mini the It-j.rtui-iit.i. Ta
lutv 1' ni'fi, IIoudI ps, jud iiiniuty Lam! se
J 4rCh:trtn mo let at.-, &u) in proimitiuii to
hr tt ti unt f the ciAim. F. M. DOUK1N GlO
F. M. XJOIiRINGTON,
REAL ESTATE AGENT,
FLA TTSMOVTII, AL';.,
Pre nipt attention paiil to t.ie parcba ard sil cf
"KcaI Kstu'p, buiI poynut of Tax--", ana all business
I i t.iiniug to a gruel! Land Aseii.y. Titles ioves
H-'fers by pcrmUion to
H U.K. S. lun!y. Juil,;e iid Ji;di'-ial Dit.. Falls
i:y, Ntbrk.i, Major Kilw'd burbank, IVvinafter
C. S A , !.. ive.nr .itli, Kn; 11. n J. II. Burbat.k,
s'e A'set-or N'obra-ka, Kalis City, Nth ; lion. T. M.
lljiqai tle. Malt.-tn' -nth, Nrn , Col. 11. K. Liv Hilton,
,tCl .N.biKka 1st Vet. Vols., PUttmou:h, Neb.;
at.ij,.r l. M. Whi.-lr, I". S. In.iian A Kent, Pawnee
Asencr; Clin'i N "il-t"n, No. 1 1 1 Broadway, New
Tor. Harvev, P. iiru li Sl Brown. Wa,bioton, 1. C ;
Tr.-. Hjjniii- & Co , Chicago, K. O filch.
Kucl:eier, N. Y.. Prof. Jlemy Ai ling -ale, 'Hartford
luicri!y," N. V. "-
X am p'epard to furniHh a'l who may"faor me
With their patrona. With lodging, single meals or
keard bT the week. U.W.CUUW.
Platixmoulh, April 1?, jl
WATCfMAKEB and JEWELER,
PLATTSMOUTI1, . - NEBRASKA.
A pood a-oitment ot Wat . CI n Pens,
J- weiry, ."iler War-', Fm Gn Violins and Vi
wiin Tiiinmmg always n hand. All work com
i I ite 1 to hi ' re ill be warranted.
' April 10. IMW.
Hess & Finisher
lliri just opei ed and refitted their
Saloon and Restaurant
Z-ee nrret, south of Main, where th-y wi t furah
i a'l time' tLe best dishes the uiai krt atfords.
eh Ojs'ers eocotaDtty on hand.
TREK LL'yCfl every mornine h tweren 91-2
bj 10 I J. U'-Oay Li-arifTt mcommo-JuUd.
AYin- 21- lacmlwC,
; ONE DOOR EAST OF P0ST0FFICE,
j ATTOUNEY AT LAW,
1 rLATTSMOUTII . - KEPRASK1.
J. m To r otypes
W. EC. Shea's
NEW SKYLIGHT GALLERY
Opposite TOOTLE & IIAXNA'S,
PLA'l TSMOUTH, N. T.
I am now fully prepared to take your picture la
any style yoti may desire, Photograph, Atnbratypo,
(Jem picture, etc. All kinds of pictures copied equal
to the original, and at moderate rates. R Of wood
Fiame, Mouldings, Albums, &e , will be constantly
kepi on hand. Roniember, none but good woik will
be perm Hied to leave the rooms. Satisfaction guar
Has mover! Into hii new brick binding en the cor
ner of Main street and Levee, wheie he is taily re
ceiving large add. tuns to bis already extensive
He ol-rs the very bet of bargains to customers,
and re piets a call ir 'cmhose who want any thing ia
iiis liii-.-tj test the adrantdgis ia prices with tin -e
! t llior.
and him a call if joa wiih to buy cheap.
(Successor to S. Bloom,)
Gents Furnishing Goods
&c, &c, Sec.
Also a larcre lot ot RUBBER GOODS
and REVOLVERS always on band.
Era 1 gyxxtg
will find it to their benefit to examine
ray stock before purchasing elsewhere.
Cash paid for Hides f Furs
P.attsmoutb, May 25. tf
CORNER MAIN and SECOND ST.
PLATTSMOCTII, J. T.
J. E. TUTT, Proprietor.
By order of the Probate Court of Cass county, N.
Saturday, the 24A day of February,
A D lc66, between the hon-s if 1 and 3 o'clock p ra
of said day, at the front daor of xhe Court-house will
be sod at public vendue, to the rV. Pl.e-t and bet bid
tier for cah, the following Ileal Kstate, ai the piup
erty of the estate of Stmuel Haho and Angelina
llahn, deceasd. to wit: the nunh eiM (juailer of
rectum H) four, i4 tonasbip (12) twelve, north or
range (14) thnte-o, eat of the Sih pnncii al merid
ian. :n Ca'iS county, Nebraska lerriiory.
A. C. JlAVFltLP,
Administrator of Ibe estate of fcamuel llhn and
Angelina Uahn, decra.-ed. fell 37
Taken up by the subscriber, 3 miles south-west of
Plattsniooth. on ibe 15;h Hist., one white and red
ipotti d heifer, one year old past, white face, trn
lt i borna; no marks rr prat d.
Ij04 5 -JI MrBBAT.
S.0RC FORCE WO It It.
We were in hopes that the Oinaha
office-seekers would allow the people
to express their honest conTictions on
the proposition to assume the responsi
bill ties of State government, now that
they had succeeded in forcing theques
tion upon them; but we are doomed to
disappointment ia thia respect. They
propose oreamzin? biate Clubs to
pound tha people into the traces they
hare laid out for them. They started
oat with the proposition that State gov
ernment was necessary to subserve the
interests of Omaha, and they (appa
rently) continue to say to the people,
"you must adopt this Constitution."
Now, we ask our Omaha friends to de-
sist from this course, and allow the peo
ple of the Territory to express their
honest convictions. If they do not,
and continue to show no plainly the de
sire to force the matter through, as an
exclusive Omaha measure, we can as
sure them the great mass of the people
south of the Platte river (and they are
a large majority of the voters of Ne
braska) will vote against the Constitu
tion, and repudiate the men wno wouid
sacrifice the public welfare for their
own interests and aggrandizement.
Since the very first agitation of the
State question, the Omaha office-seekers
have persistently accused all Scuih
Platte of sectionalism, and many were
at a lo;s to understand the reason there
for. The reason is at last shown. In
a lata editorial correspondence of the
Rejrullican, from Urig. Gen. Heath,
he uses up about a quarter of a column
in arguing that he is about the only
man in Nebraska that is not sectional,
and then labors in the balance of a col
utnri and a half article to show that just
such a man a he has described him
self to be should be elected as repre
sentative to Congress. Oh, Heath! Oh,
modesty! Oh, "sectionalism!" Look out,
you men of the Souih Platte. The
State movement was inaugurated for
ihe avowed purpose of subserving Oma
ha interests, all South Platte is denounc
ed as sectional, and now the club organ
says no sectional people should have
any voice in Congress, or in the admin
istration of the affairs of State. Again
we say to these men who are laboring
for self aggrandizement without con
sulting the interest of the people, be
ware cf the 2d of June. You have
not got the voters of Nebraika in your
breeches pockets ytt.
MEMORIAL A!VD JOINT RESO
LUTION. To Hie Honorable ihe Senate and House
of Representatives of the United Stales,
in Congress assembled:
Your memorialists, the Council and
House of Representatives of the Ter
ritory of Nebraska, re.-pectfully repre
sent that whereat,: by an act of Con
gress approved July second, eighteen
hundred and sixty four, entitled "An
act to amend an act entitled an act to
aid in the construction of a Railroad
and Telegrarh line from the Missouri
river to the Pacific Ocean, and to secure
to the Government the use of the same
for postal, military and other purposes,"
approved July first, eighteen hundred
and Ei'xty-two, lands were granted to
aid in the extension of the Burlington
& Missouri River Railroad, through
the Territory of Nebraska, from the
point where it strikes the Missouri Riv
er, south of the mouth of the Platte
River, to some point not further west
thau the one hundredth meridian of
west longitude, so as to connect by the
most practicable route with the main
trunk of the Union Pacific Raiiroad, or
that part of it which runs from Omaha
to the said meridian; and, whereas, in
the opinion of your memorialists the
construction of said read through the
Territory is a matter of the first public
importance, and would add greatly to
the wealth of the Territory, and the
nation, by developing a rich tract of
coun'ry, and affording facilities for
transportation that are now very much
Therefore, Be it resolved by the Coun
cil and House of Representatives of
the Territory of Nebraska, That Con
gress be and is hereby most respectfully
but earnestly requested to extend, at an
early day, the same additional aid and
privileges to said Burlington and Mis
souri River Railroad Company to astist
in the prosecution of faii wxtwitei'in to
aaid one nunuredin meridian tnat are
now enjoyed by the Union Pacific Rail
road Company, or that portion of said
Road running from Omaha west, and
Be it further resolved, That the Sec
retary of the Territory be requested to
forward a copy of this memorial and
the accompanying resolutions to our
Delegate in Congress, and that said
Delegate consider himself requested
and instructed to use ui influence to
secure the aid herein prayed for by the
JAMES G. MEGEATH.
Speaker of House of Representatives.
O. P. MASON,
President of the Council.
Approved February 12th, 1SG6.
The above is the memorial and reso
lution as passed, and is a certified copy
s m tto - --
Febhuary 21st, 1S66
Council met in regular session. Roll
called. Present Mayor Cooper; Al
dermen Potlenger, Patterson, King and
Lenhoff; Recorder Dorrington. Ab
Minutes of last meeting read and
On motion of Mr. Pottenger the
rules were suspended, and Ordinance
No. 57 taken up, read third time by its
title, and passed.
Mr. C. II. King gave notice that he
would, at the next regular session, pre
sent an ordinance creating a Board of
Health, composed of four physicians,
with their duties and liabilities, and de
claring their decisions and actions bind
ing upon all.
The account of John Patterson was
allowed for four days' work on Main
street bridge with learn, Sl6 00.
No further business being before
them the Counc;I adjourned to meet at
next sesion, March 7i.h, lo66.
F. M. DORRINGTON, Rec.
C. L. Coopeh, Mayor.
Startling Neira from Ihe West.
The Montana Democrat of the 14th
of Jan. contains the following startling
intelligence from the West:
"We learn from Judge Lawrence,
of Helena, who came in this morning,
that great lass of life occurred among
the stampeders to Sun River. Many
horses, with caddies on. have come in
without riders, and the dead bodits of
a good many men have been found,
and a good many are at Clark's ranche,
some 23 miles beyond Helena, badly
frozen. The place is a perfect hospi
tal. Mbny will have to undego ampu
tation of limbs.
It is feared some 200 persons have
frozen to death. This is an awful ca
lamity, and we fervently trust that it
will not turn out so bad, when full par
ticulars are obtained.
The snow has fallen to an extraor
dinary depth at Blackfoot, and there is
no communication at present with that
place by coach. We apprehend that
there will be much suffering over there,
and await the news with anxiety.
At this writing, to-day in Virginia
city, warm and pleasant as spring, and
no need of fires except for cooking pur
poses. COMMENTS ON "tIIE PRESI
The following comments of some of
the leading newspapers of the country
in reference to the President's veto of
the Freedmen's Bureau Bill, show the
sentiment of the people on the sufcject.
The Chicago Tribune says:
Siuce the closing scenes of the war,
aud the sad horror cf assassination, no
other event has created such profound
sensation as the formal act by which
the President severed himself from the
loyal party and united with its enemies
North and South, before the Union is
yet restored, or the war fully ended.
The President's veto will at least have
one good efTect, namely, in affording
conclusive proof to the doubling souls
of Johnson's recreancy to the great
cause for which our people laid down
their lives and property, and convincing
our citizens by logic of ihe most ugly
fact of the backsliding of their Chief
The Chicago Republican says:
The country will learn with amaze
ment that the President has vetoed an
act whoe t'tle rnighi justly be an act to
etforce a till of rights. On that issue
ha appeals to ihe people from the deci
sion of Congress, and no doubt Con
gress wiii gladly and unhesitatingly ac
cept the challenge, and people will sus
The Chicago Times says:
This veto assures ihe country that
the radicals are impotent against ihe
President, and good men may breathe
more fraely. The country has been
saved from a great calamity, aud is safe
against similar calamities in future.
There has been a su'Jime triumph of
right over wrong.
The Wahington Chronicle says:
The veto is a cause for universal so
licitudd. The surrender of Lt;e was
n!y the beginning of a new rebellion.
The defeated traitor threatens again
to become the triumphant dictator, evfn
from his SLrocg cell in Fortress Monroe.
The New York Tribune says:
We deeply regret the veto, and think
the President will live to regret it even
The New York World sty:
President Johnson has nobly sustain
ed his character for steadiness of pur
pose and political courage.
The N!W York Times ?ay:
The vv.o implies no essential differ
ence of opinion between the Executive
and the majority in Cangres on the
primary object of the bill He seeks
to reach the end aimed at by other and
what he deems less radical agencies.
MOW TBIE VETO WAS RECEIV
ED IN TIIE COUNTRY.
A dispatch from New Haven, says:
The D-jmocrats here are firing guns
and are otherwise jubilant over ihe
At Dayton, Ohio, the Democracy had
a jollification over ihe veto, firing one
hundred guns. Yallandigham made a
brief speech, sajing the Democracy
did col ;lect President Johnson, but
now their duty is to stand bv him. He
announced a mass meeting for exulta
tion. The flag floats from Vallandig
On account of. the excitement attend
ing lh& veto, the usual President's re
ception was not held on Wednesday
The character of those who serenad
ed the President on Monday night may
bo judged by ihe circumstance that ihe
prominent leaders of ihe crowd walked
up to the bar at Williard's, and with
great parade drank to the health of the
three greatest Americans Jefferson
Davis. Andrew Johnson and Robert
Except that the vets has demonstrat
ed there :s not a two-thirds majority in
the Senate, the President has gained
nothing. There is a majority of thirty
against him, which is stronger than
The Reconstruction committee, al
though prepared to report favorably of
the admission of Tennessee, postpened
all action in the case, and it is doubtful
if any Southern Stale will be admitted
in this Congress.
Ben Wade, in a speech on the 20ih,
denounced the President, and Enid any
one who favored the admission of un
washed traitors to Congress, was him
self a traitor at heart
The following transpired in the House
cn the 20:h :
Stevens, from the joint committee,
reported a resolution that in order to
close agiiation on the question which
seems lively to disturb the action of
government, as well as to quiet the un
certainty which exists in the minds of
the peop'r, eleven Stales are declared in
insurrection. No Senators or Repre
sentatives shall be admitted into Con
gress frcm either of said States until
Congress shall have declared such
States entitled to such representation.
Upon tbi, Stevens demanded the
previous question, and much excitement
followed, with dilatory motions and
guprri'la tactics to eiave off the vote.
Eldridge said if the other side would
allow debate, his side would top.
Stevens replied that he had sat here
forty-eight hours when rebels went out,
and could now stand it thirty-six hours
Dilatory motions continued until 7:15
p. m., when the resolution passed 109
The veto having been addressed to
the Sennte, the question came up wheth
er to pass the bill over ihe veto. Lost,
30 ayes: IS noes; not two-thirds.
Wade offered a resolution to amend
the Constitution so that the President
shall be ineligible to a second term.
p'STSOn the wacon route which thev
are now opening between Denver City j
and Utah are two very prominent moun
tains, which Gen. B. M. Hughes, the
builder of the road, has named Mount
Grant and Mount Sherman. He de
scribes them as follows: The former is
a commanding, solid, firmly tci mass,
appearing to defy, in its calm self re
pose, tbe utmost assaults cf all the
siorms; the other, shooting up in ihe
vicinity even more heaveii-ward.a mrre
brilliant, eye-catching column, more
sharply defined than its great neighbor,
more apiring both equally remark
able among the other great features of
this great back-bune cf our continent.
rk is common to speak of those
whom n flirt jilted as her victims.
This is a grave error. Her real victim
i ihe man whom she accepts. This re
minds us of a simile: "A coquette i
a roe from whom every lover plucks a
leaf; the ihorn remains for the future
It is stated thai Mr. Doolittle will
introduce a new freedmen's bureau bill
to day, incorporating the Presidential
Brig-. Gen. Gregory, assistant com
missioner of freedmen's bureau for
Texa. under date of Galveston, Janu
ary 31st, reporla to Gee. Howard a
try satisfactory state of affairs.
BY TELE GRAPH.
TO THE DAILY HERALD.
New York, Feb. 21 The Tr -bune's
special snysGen. Terry hastes
titled before the Reconstruction commit
tee and left for Richmond.
New York. Feb. 21. The Second
Comptroller yesterday derided that di
bur.-ing officers, when paying fees to
wi'.nessee, are not required to deduct
therefrom the five per cent, revenue
tax, as such tees are nut ot the nature
of a calary to Government officers.
The same officer, in reply to an enqui
ry addressed to him, by an American
temporarily residing in Syria, as to
whether he has forfeited his claim to
the bounty provided by law in the case
of his deceased son, who died in the
military service of the United States,
leaving neither wife or child, has de
cided that no citizen temporarily resi
dent of any foreign country forfeits hi
right to bounty due nn son killed in
the military service of the United
States, and that it will be paid on prop
New Yobk, Feb. 21. The reply of
Mr. Seward to Mr. Biglow s dispatch
enclosing the speech of the Emperor
Napoleon in reference to Mexican af
fairs has been primed and will be for
warded to Europe to day. Mr. Seward
alludes with considerable severity to
and denies the assertion of the Empe
ror that our Government had been in
vited te join France in her Mexican
enterprise before the introduction of
French forces into the army of Maxi
milian. The Herald's Rio Janeiro correspon
dence of the2J, states that Gen. Wood
the agent of a numb?r of southern em
igrant associations, is on n exploring
trip; on his arrival at Rio Janeiro he
was received with courtesy and atten
tion by ihe officials and people gener
ally; he had interviews with the Empe
ror and all his ministers, and received
promises of all the land he requireJ at
ihe minimum Government price, imme
diate ciiize'nship for all colonics, free
dom of religion and the press, control
their own municipal regulations and ed
ucational institutions, and free impor
tation for five years or ail necessary
articles from Rio Janeiro. Wood and
party passed into the interior of the
country to inspect it, transportation be
ing furnished gratuitously, and at all
the towns they were received with ova
lions, entertained at balls apd dinners,
and enthusiastically welcomed. The
report will be favorable to emigration
riTTRBCRC, Feb. 20. The Fenian
Congress effected a permanent organi
zation to day. Col. M. Murphy was
re-elected Speaker of the House; P. J.
Rotsford elected Secretary, and Cap't
Nolan Sergeant-alarms. The two
houses then went into joint session, Jas.
Gibbons, President, in the chair. The
action of the convention is harmonious
and enthusiastic; the determination is
unanimously pressed for immediate ef
fective action. The message of Presi
dent Roberts and report of Gen. Swee
ney will be laid before Congress to
morrow. A large public meeting was held to
night, at which several large contribu
lions were made, and large donations
of arms are promised.
New York, Feb. 23 Seward made
a speech ai Cooper Institute last even
ing, in which he says:
Congress agonizes over the question
of reconstruction, nol because ihe war
has not come out right, but because
they have not individually had a hand
n bringing it to a happy termination.
I apprehend no serious difficulty from
the conviction that there never was and
never can be any successful process for
the restoration of union and harmony
among the States, except the one with
which the President has expressed him
self satisfied. The President is in
harmony with all
thrt States that were
iu rebellion. Representatives, more or
1S3 loyal, from these States are now
attending at the doors of Congress and
have been standing for three months
asking to be admitted to seats whiih
di-loyal representatives had previously
left. Meanwhile, Congress passes law
after law, imposes burden upon burden,
and duty after duty upon States which,
against their earnes: desire, are left
unrepresented. Say what you will,
these States are already reorganized in
harmony with our amended constitution,
and are in earnest co operation with ihe
Federal Government. It is iinp-ssible
to reduce States to a Territorial condi
tion. Congress has had a reconairuc
tion committee, of fifteen members,
who have stopped the wheels of legis
lation three months 10 enable them to
submit a plan different from that which
is now on the eve of a happy consum
mation, and what have they given us,
one proposed amendment to the Con
stitution to compel excluded . States to
equalize suffrage upon the penalty of
abridgement of representation. This
was no plan of reconstruction, but of
obstruction. The conflict of opinion be
tween the President and Congress in
reference to the Freedmen's Bureau is
in its consequences comparatively utim
portant. and would not excite interest if
it stood alone. Both agree tins Bur au
was created for transaction of business
at a period between war nr,d pence,
and fchould cease at the et,d of that pe
riod. The President thinks thai period
nearly passed, and thai the oiigmal
provision is sufficient, while Congress
thinks tli original provision needs en
larging. I agree with the President
that extraordinary provision is not ne
cessary. Ought the President be de
nounced in the Imine of Lis enemiet?
much moie ouht he te denounced in
the house of his friends for refusing,
in the absence of any necessity, to oc
cupy or retain, and to exercise powers
greater than tho-e which are exeicisrd
Ly any impwri.il magi irate in the world,
I trust this fault of declining imperi
al powers, too hastily tendered by a too
coi. filing Congress, may be forgiven
by a generous people. It will be a sad,
yea, a sad hour for the republic when
a refusal of unnecessary powers and
patronage by the President shall be
held a crime; when it shall be so con
sidered, ihe lime will have arrived for
setting up at the White llou.-e an im
perial throne and surrounding the Ex
ecutive with imperial legions.
Ihe meeting was also addressed by
Postmaster General Dennison, Henry
I. Raymond, Francis B. Cuiung, Dan 'l
S. Dickinson and George Opdyke, and
dispersed at u late hour.
Washington. Feb. 23. The fol
lowing letter is to be transmitted to
each of the Assistant Commissioners of
the Freedmen's Bureau :
War Department, Bureau of Freed
men, uetugeesand Abandoned L.ands,
Washington, Feb. 231, l CG. To As-
sisiant Commissioners Dtar rirs:
Anticipating the excitement that will
necessarily follow the action of tl e
Government with reference to the new
Freedmen's Bill, you may feel some
what eml ui ra-seJ in the duties devolv
ing upon you under Ihe law iind regu
lations a ready existing. Tbal you
may act steadily and firmly in any
emergency, you must be prepared for
any increased hostility on the part of
those who have so persistently hinder
ed and troubled you nnd your agents,
and there may be no increased rest-
essness on the p.irt of the r r ..
The President has assured the Com
missioner that he regards ihe present
aw as continuing ihe existence of the
Bureau at least one year from now.
Please ascertain and report what
step have been taken in your district
Ly State and municipal authorities to
provide for the absolutely indigent and
uttering refugees and freedmen, who
have and are being thrown upon the
government for support. Continue to
use every possible elfort to find good
homes for orphans and minors who are
dependent, aud to reduce, by means
of employment offices, the accumula
tions of people in the different cities
and villages, aiding the unemployed to
find homes and labor.
You have succeeded in allaying
strife, arranging labor, and promoting
education in the midst of great diffi
culties. Continue with your utmost ef
forts to pursue the same course, so ns
to demonMrate to tu i people of your
district the good intention of the gov
ernment and the complete practicabil
ity of the system of free labor. Give
a thorough inpection to every agent
for whom you are responsible. Im
moralities, corruption, neglected duty
and incapacity are sometimes com
plained of against officers and agents
of the Bureuu. If either of these
charges be sustained on investigation,
the guilty parties will be at once remov
ed, whether he can be replaced or nit.
Thanking you heartily for the ener
gy you have thus far displayed, ihe
Commissioner is pleased to express an
unwavering confidence in your ubility
to c ipe with any new difficulties that
I am, respectfully.
Your obedient s?rv't,
O. O. HOWARD
("Wc hear reports from all parts of
the country of people having been fro.
7.en on the night of the 13th inst. Anoth
er case has come to light from the west.
The circumstances, as near rt3 we can
gather them, are as follow: Five person,
amongst them two young ladies and a
young man named Gilbert, Started in a
sled from Pawner Creek to Mullen's
Ranche. They lost their way, and wera
compelled, after wandering about in the
storm and snow drifts for soran time, to
drive into a hollow for shelter. They
stopped here, and one of the tne.i started
off on foot to find a house, which he fin
ally succeeded in doing, bat was so be
wildered that ho was unable to pilot the
rescuers bick to the sled, which was not
found until next morning. The two Miss
es. Gilbert were so badly frozen that on
of them has since died, and the other ons
is not expected to recover. The young,
roan, Gilbert, was severely frozen, and
loses a hsnd. The others of the party
were more or less frozen, bat not serious
ly. C"3?"A Pointer is wanted at this office,
to whom steady ernphv ment wi'l be git
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