Nebraska herald. (Plattsmouth, N.T. [Neb.]) 1865-1882, September 19, 1867, Image 2

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.SEPT. 1?, 18G7
TION. The ETllican of Cass County are request
ed to aMm'.ie in respective vctirj precise t,
at the u-ual p'aces of holding elections, oa
fiA TLItUA V, &'i ttmler 14V, 107,
at 2 o'clock p. in., fjr the purpose of electing dele
pstcs f attend t'-s Count? Ccavcnticn to Le LtlJ In
1'latt-DiOulh, en
SATC11DAY, F,ti.tcti.her 21r. 1S07.
at 2 o'clock p. m., for the parpo3e of Eorainatlng
candidates for the various Couuty cGces, to le enp
portcd at the October election.
Tho cumber of delegates apportioned to each rre
c'net is based upon th e Kc uiiicaa vote last fall, aud fllowe: l'latt:-mou'.h, 11; Kock KltiQd, 5; Sit.
rieafant, 5; Oreopolis, 3; Eight Slie Grove, 3; Louis,
vi'lc, 3; Libe.-iy, 2; Avoca, 3; South Eend, 2; Weep
ir Water, S; Salt Creek, 2.
Vj older of the Committee.
n. D. ITATJIAWAY, Chairman.
- Before the next issue of tha Heuald
tlie Republican County Convention w ill
Lave lecn held, arid we shall have en
tcreJ upon the duties of the campaign
It is true that the election this year
is local in i s character, and that tho
excitements are less than they will be
ia 1SG3, when the choice ef President,
Congressman, Gere-mor, Stat9 Ticke
and Legislature will create grave and
vi:al interests and issues to be met and
p ssed upon by the voters cf the State
cf Nebraska. Nevertheless, the cam
paign upon which we are nowenterTng1
is an important one, and it is essential
that we fully comprchond its importance
and significance. There are weighty
responsibilities resting cpon the Re
publican party at the present time, and
as ach member of the party compre
hends hi3 individaul responsibility, it
becomes him to see to it that he dis
charges his whole duty to himself, to
his party, and through his party to our
beloved land.
The smallest pebble cast into the
largest lake sends a wave to its most
distant bounds. Jro the action cf each
individual msmber of society, howso
ever trifling may seem its import, wil
produce its influence upon humanity to
iiio uiuiun liiiiu oi time. Knowing
that we hava duties to perform, let a!
see, then, that they are performed
faithfully and earnestly ; and, in a po
litical sense, let no man ignore h;s duty
upon the ground that he may censidtr
his influence small. Some years -ago
a Governor of Massachusetts was elec
ted Ly cne majority ; and while we
expect that no such result will occur
this Fall in this county as the election
of any Republican nominee by so smal
a majority as that, still the polling of a
full vote, and the carrying of this county
by a handsome majority now will not
only assist the party greatly next year
on the county ticket, but will produce
an important influence in carrying the
State at a time when the gravest quest
ions of public concern are involved.
"While in a comparative sense the
offices to be filled this year are trifling,
still to us locally they are important,
and the same great principles are in
volved now as they have been in the
years that are past, and a3 they will be
in the years to come. Tyranny is no
less hateful now than it was a thousand
years ago. Liberty is no less beauti
ful. Truth is no less sacred. The
same battle is still waged between free
dom and tyranny, truth and error, that
has been waged through a score of
weary centuries. Though men may
change, principles remain. Hence,
however trifling may appear the issues
of a local campaign, it shouTdbe borne
in mind that the principles to be. main
tained are vital, and that they cannot
with safety to ourselves or the country
Le ignored.
Seven years ago there was a most
animated contest before and among the
Aiherican people, freedom and no more
slave territory on one side, and an oli
garchy and slavery as the cornerstone
of the Republic on the other. It was
the old battle of liberty and tyranny
renewed. The party upholding the
former was called RepubUcan, the
party upholding the latter, Democratic.
The sovereign people rose in their maj
esty, and gave their verdict, in accord
ance with the provisions of the Consti
tution, on the .side of freedom, and de
clared that with their consent there
could be no more territory polluted
"ith slavery in all thi3 broad land.
Then it wa3 that the Democratic
parry, or at least the only powerful
portion of it, ignored the voice of the
people, trampled upon the Constitution,
scoffed at the Union of the States, de
fied the authority of the Government
which the fathers had created, and ig
noring the restraints cf law, forced
the issue of arms. To sustain the cause
of the people, and to uphold the Gov
ernment, and to b.ear the starry flag
over all our broad domain, hundreds cf
thousands cf America's bravest sens
aid down their lives; hundreds of
thousands breathed the sickening at
mosphere of the hospitals, or starved
in Southern prisons, or becama crip-
led and maimed for life. Who shall
estimate the self-sacrifice cr the suffer
ing or the mourning which the refu
sal of the advocates cf slavery to re
spect law and the voice of the people,
uccd ? Who shall measure the grief
and desolation c the parents who
mourned the death cf their children,
of the wives who were made widows,
of the children who were made father-
5s ? So much for the refusal cf the
leading portion ef the Democratic
party to respect the people end the
laws and the Government, and so much
for the endeavor to break up the Union
of the States and to found an oligarchy
with slavery as its cornc-r-s'.one.
The cause of liberty triumphed as
the result of the four years terrible
war. The chains were struck from the
limbs of four millions of people. Sla
very, in its expiring throe?, seized the
weapon cf the assassin, and slew the
President of the United States. An
drew Johnson became President. Re
pudiating the principles which he pro
fessed, instead of standing by and sus
taining the party of the people, of free
dom, and of loyalty, he joined hands
wkh the enemies of the country, and
for two years ha3 used Lis power and
patronage as President against those
who for four bloody years upheld the
banner of liberty and nationality, he
doing his utmost to overthrow the party
to whose patriotic devotion we are to
day indebted for the integrity of our
territory, and for the respect in which
cur Republic is held by the nations of
the globe.
Opposed to him, and representing
the loyal people, stand the Congress
and Senate of the country, resolved
that sufficient guards sha'l be thrown
around the treasonable element of the
land, so that the people can rest in se
curity and repose, assured that the
Government will remain in patriotic
hands, and that the nation will not
aaiu be convulsed with another terri
ble rebellion and war.
And there stand the exponents of the
different parties and principles to clay !
On tlift one side, Andrew Johnson,
heading the same old Democratic party
which appealed to arms in behalf of
slavery six years ago ; on the other,
tho representatives of the patriotic
people who bore the country in tri
umph through the flame3 of treason
and rebellion, and who insist upon the
safety of the country for the future,
and who insist on equal and exact just
ice to all men, regardless of color or
race. Thi3 is simply the same old
fight between freedom and slavery,
right and wrong, which has lasted for
thousands of years. Thus far, during
the past seven years, liberty has taade
gigantic strides in this country, and
with a President acting in harmony
with the representatives cf the people,
the triumph would be complete. Next
year it is for the people to decide Avheth
er or net this harmony between Presi
dent and Congress shall be made com
plete, or whether, by the placing in
power of the disloyal element of the
country, the safety of our institutions
shall bo endangered, and those who
fell in dt-fense of our nationality on
many a hard-fought battle-field shall
have fallen in vain. Everything bear
ing upon this gigantic contest is impor
tant, no mat'.e-r how trifling it may ap
pear. Hence it i3 that we again say
that the election to be held in thi3
county this Fall, although local in its
character, i3 vastly important, for it
carries its influence and to a certain
extent effect3 the great struggle of next
year, which will be momentous in its
results, and will have much to do with
the safety and happiness of every citi
zen of our broad land, and will settle,
to a great degree, the character of our
institutions and the stability of the Re
The first meeting of this Association
will be held at Brownville on Wed
nesday and Thursday, October lGth
and 17th.
Prof. J. T. Goodnow, late State Su
perintendent of Kansas, will be present
to assist in organizing, and will also
deliver addresses suitable for the occa
sion. The people of Brownville have
pledged themselves to give the teach
ers a hearty welcome, and will enter
tain all attending the Association free
of charge.
A full programme of the meeting
will be published next week, and we
earnestly invite all teachers in the Stale
to attend if possible we need the uni
ted efforts of all.
H. E Rrowj?, )
J. 31. McKexzxe,
Are you registered ? Are you ac
quainted with the provisions of the
'Act to Provide for the Registration of
the Voters cf th State," passed .re
cently by the Legislature, signed by the
Governor, and now a law of Nebraska?
If you are not registered, look to this
at once; for if you are not registared
by the Mondaycr Tuesday of the week
ntxt preceding the week in which the
election is held, you cannot vote.
Nebraska for years has been cursed
with fraudulent voting. Tho Demo
cratic managers have reduced this fraud
to a system, and hence these who have
not been entitled to a vote at all have
voted for years, not only once and in
one place, but "early and often" in ac
cordance with the well-known Demo
cratic doctrine. Hence, counties with
not a dozen legal voters hove cast a
Democratic majority cf hundreds;
hence the fact of centers ever delegate
to Congress as well as the contests over
minor officer?, attended, as those con
tests arc, with expene and annoyance
and iil-feelintr. Hence the importation
and colonization of voter?, particularly
in Omaha, from Julesburg, North
Platte, and even from Iowa, resulting
in injustice and the def9at cf the qual
ified voters and actual residents.
The Legisliture wisely "concluded
that these frauds should be stopped,
and therefore passed an act for the reg
istration of the names of the qualified
voters, an act similar in its provisions
to the one that has for 'ears worked so
beneficially in the State cf New York,
and which, in that Stnte, has prevented
the casting of tens cf thousands of
fraudulent votes.
That the Democratic managers should
find fault with a law which prevents the
polling of fraudulent votes, was to have
been expected, for they see in the shut
ting off of their imported and colon
ized and non-naturalized element the
visible weakening of their power.-
That in some cases the loyal and patri
otic classes may be put to some trifling
annoyance in attending to the registry
we frankly admit, yet so long as the
object of the law is to keep the ballot
box pure, and so long as it will most
certainly insure this result, we are sat
isfied that they will comply with the
provisions of the act without a murmur
The trifle of attending to the registry
i3 asking very little of a people who
are blessed as are tho American people
with civil and religious liberty, and the
man who would complain at the enact
ment of a law which, in its effect, pro
vides that the will cf the people fha!
prevail and shall not be overridden by
fraud, fails somewhat, it seems to u
in a proper r.pprecia;ion cf the duties
of citizenship and the importance cf the
purity of the ballot-bix.
The Democrats find fault with tha
law, a3 was to have been expected, but
they all take precious good care to see
that their names are rendered. Ljt
Republicans take the snnia pain?, an
tho law will work most beneficially ia
the prevention of fraudulent Voting in
We expect, of courcc, that the Reg
istrars will do their duty in the prem
ises, in reference to those who are
known to be qualified voters, but wc
moit earnestly and emphatically call
upon every Republican to see to it him
self that Lii name is upon th Rag is
Again we say, Register ! Register!
Register ! ! !
e si,ooa Oil BACK,"
Under the above caption the JVcurs
says there i3 in Nebraska City ready to
wager :
One Thousand Dollars, that there
will be sold Fifty Thousand Dollars
worth cf town lots in Lincoln daring
the next 30 days! !
Ten Thousand Dollars ! .' That the
Sales will amount to enough in- three
days from the time they commence, to
erect the building advertised.
Twenty Thousand Dollars, to a cent,
that Calcombo's journal don't represent
the Radical party or anybody in tlais
matter, except Thayer, Worthington,
Sahler, Taylor, the niggers and Est'a
brook." We would say to the JS'ews that it is
useless to talk to anybody in Omaha
about a wager on anything connected
with the capital question they are not
"on it." One of the loud-mouthed of
fered to wager SlOO to SoO with a cit
izen of this city that the commissioners
were not legally qualified to act, and
when he was called "to time" heigno
miniously wilted. We are pleased to
see the Aeirs so candid as to admit that
Palcombe's journal does not represent
the Radical party in this matter. It is
just the position we have always as
sumed. We contend that tho radical
party, as a party, ha3 nothing to do
with tbi3 question, and all efforts to
make it a party question will prove fu
tile an! recoil upon the persons attempt
ing it.
A correspondent signing himself
"C," writing from this city to the Oma
ha Herald, under date of the -1th inst.,
says that Wm. Snyder, a German citi
zen of this county, was refused regis
tration by Jlr. Hoover, the Registrar
in Louisville precinct, tecarse he could
tot present his paper?, and says he
(Snyder) offered to make affidavit that
he was admitted to full citizenship in
Illinois in tha year 1SJG, but that Mr.
Hoover "refused to take the affidavit,
and would not regist r his name." We
are authorized by Capt. Hoover to say
that iIr. Snyder did not, during the
whole time cf registration, present
himself for registration, , and that the
statement of "C." is entirely untrue.
We know nothing of the case, but
Capt. Hoover is well enough known in
tiiis community that his statement
needs no further cerroboration. Wre
advise IIr. "C." to ' hold his horses,"
and not attempt to make political capi
tal cut of mere rumors, especially when
they impugn the actions of as upright
and honornLIe men as Capt. Hoover is
known to be.
Sine:: the aU:ve was in type we have
received the following affidavit, which
we think will effectually "settle the
hash" with Mr. "C." Will the Oma
ha Herald be sufficiently just to Mr.
Hoover to publish his sworn denial of
the falsehoods of the correspondent
"C ?'
State of Nebraska, )
Cass County.
John T. A. Hoover, being first duly
sworn, says: That ihe communication
wnich appeared in the Weekly Omaha
Herald under date of September 12th,
1SG7, dated at Piattsmouth, Septem
ber 4th, 1SG7, signed "C," is untrue.
It is untrue that I refused to place the
name of Mr. William Snyder on the
registry roll unless he would produce
his papers. The fact is. Mr. Snyder
never came to me and requested me to
put his name on the registry roll, dur
ing the 2d, 3d and 4th days of Septem
ber. He came with one Mr. Craw
ford on the lGth day of September and
Mr. Crawford asked me how it was
that I would not let Mr. Snyder regis
ter. I told htm I had never refused
to allow his name (Mr. Snyder's) to be
put upon the register roll; that Mr.
Snyder had not come at the proper
time, and that he would now have to
wait until the 30:h day of September,
or the 1st day of October, at which
times the registry roil would be cor
rected and Mr. Snyder could then have
his name put upon the roll, and further
affiant saiih not.
J. T. A. Ho VKK.
Sworn to before me nnd subscribed
in my presence this 17th day of Sep
tember, 1SG7.
J. II. Bno?r, Clerk,
By W:,i. L. Wells, Tep. Cl'k.
rLATTsMocrir Sept. 14, 1S57.
Pursuant to notice, a Urge number
of the Republican voters of Plaits
mouth precinct assemble! at the Court
House for the purpose of electing del
egates to attend the County Republi
can Convention. The meeting was
called to order at 2 o'clock, P. M., and
On motion, II. D. Ilithaway was
called to ihe Chair, and G. W Fair
field elected Secretary.
On motion, a comnvttee, consisting
of De Forest Totter, W. D.Gage and
D. II. Wheeler, was appointed to pre
sent the names of suitable persons for
delegates to the County Convention.
Tho committee reported the names
of the following persons: R. R. Li v.
inastuno,' Isaac Wiles, Gaylord J.
Cl.-.rke. II. D. Hathaway, Saml. Mas
will. Sand. Eickenbary, Tho3. Mitch
el, D. II. Wheeler, Geo. Boeck, Wm.
S. Woodruff and Saml. Chapman.
On motion, the report of the com
mittee was received and adopted.
On motion, the delegates for this
precinct present at the County Conven
tion were authorized to fi'l any vacan
cies that might occur from non-attendance.
On motion, Messrs. Hathaway,
Porter and Maxwell were elected to
constitute a precinct committee, with
authority to call precinct meetings
whenever, ia their judgment, it was
deemed necessary.
On motion, the meeting adjourned.
II. D. Hathaway,
G. W. Fairfield, Sec'y.
Under the above heading the Iowa
State Register warns the Republicans
of ihat Slate to be up and doing, else
their majorities may be materially re
duced, staling that the copperheads are
organizing secrt, oath-beund societies
all over the couLtry, into which they are
endeavoring to entrap every man of
conservative tendencies, and every
"sore-Lead'' in the Republican ranks.
The warning of the Register is timely
and th adviaa good, and will apply as
well to Nebraska as to Iowa. Those
secret, oath-bound societies are being
organized all ever the country, and
rneetingt are held almost nightly in
every county in this State. Let Re
publicans arouse themselves if they
would save the country from ancther
A little copperhead sheet published
occasionally at Bellevue, called the
Times, enumerates the classes cf per
sons excluded from the provisions of
the recent Amnesty proclamation, and
then asks:
" Why it is that these persons, or at
least those included in the first clause,
should be excluded from its provisions,
we cannot well understand.
What have they done more than
fibers? The simple fact of thin be
ing at heads of Departments, ccc, does
noi in our estimation; nor we believe
in the estimation of the people at largp;
nor of the law, make them more cul
pable than others. They merely en
tered in a dilfercit sphere ; and that,
too, by the action of those wao are
granted free pardon. If they have
been guilty of treason, it is eimply
treason and nothing more "
Sure enough, what have these poor
iuncccnt3 done that th?y should no; be
returned to the control of the govern
ment ? We ail know that they wcro
the leading spirits ia a little "unpleas
antness" which has cost the country the
lives of a few hundred thousand of her
best citizens, and a few millions in
treasure ; but, then, what does that
amount to when compared with the
"rights" of those noble spirits who
were "simply heads of Departments,
&.c?" We know very well that they
penned up a few thousands of "Lin
con hirelings" at Andersonville and
starved them la death ; but then it was,
no doubt, amusement for those brave
and patriotic men to witness the writh
ings and the death struggles of the
"greasy mechanic" and "small fisted
farmers," who dared to oppose them
when they were committing "simply
treason and nothing: more." We doubt
not it is difficult for a full-blooded cop
perhead to "well understand" why
these men should not receive a full and
froc pardon, and be allowed to dictate
how this government should be con
ducted. But then, there are a goodly
number of people in this country whose
friends suffered the tortures of Ander
sonville and Libby who see the thing
in a different light, and who can "well
understand" why men who have com
mitted "simply treasoa" and murder,
should no, be entitled to a free pardon
until the fruits of the victory which
saved to u a government are entirely
On Saturday next the Republican
County Convention will meet in this
city for the purpose of placing before
the p?on!e nominees for the several f
fices to b filled at the election to b
hell in October next.
The positions to hi filled are cer
tainly responsible ones, poit;ons in rf
erence to the discharge of the duties
of which every citizen sf the County
cf Cass should feel a lively interest.
That there will bo this lively interest
felt, that a spirit of harmony and good
feeling will prevail, and that '.here
will be a general disposition en th
part of tho'e who hive been doh-gat&d
by :he people as their representatives
to select the very best men fjr tho sev
eral positions, regardless of indiviiiuii
preferences, is cur sincere wish, a J
that this will be so we have no doubt.
With strong and suitable nominees be
fore the psople, together with the com
plete discharge of cur duties and a full
vote, there can be but little question
as to the victory which will crown our
efforts at the close of the campaign.
VcZT' The common people of the
Democratic party have not one word to
say as to who shall be their standard
bearers they are not allowed to inter
fere. The party is run by a few self
styled leaders who. will '-rule cr ruin"
even in their own party. When the
"ring" members see a prospect of de
feat in their nominating conventions,
they stuff the baliol-box on their party
supporters and run the thing just as
they want it. Look at the recent con
vention in Omaha precinct, where the
"ring" polled a heavier vote than the
entire Democratic vote of the precinct.
Would it not be policy for the common
people of the Democratic party to urge
a registry for their party conventions?
EST The Buffalo Express says:
"The removal of Stanton shows con
clusively that Mr. Johnson has deter
mined to sever all ties between him
se'f and the Republican party." "Ties
between Johnson and the Republican
party" ia good ab - q-ial to the rope
between the mob u.J its victim.
Which jdoes theAVirs denominate
"as the "mob" and which the "victim,"
and is the rope actually severed ?
JKSAmong the clerks in the Treas
ury Department ia a man who is a
brother of the ex-rebel commodore,
wh3, at the time of General Early's
attack on this city, went through the
lines to the rebel head quarters, and
informed General Early tnat the city
ws defended by militia only, and could
easily be taken. For this act he was
tried and sentenced to be hung. He
was subquently pardoned, and is now
making up fcr lost time as a clerk in
the Government employ.
Kor the IIhbald
Great Moral Exhibition at AsJa-
land A Wonderful Demon
stration of Bodily Contortion
and Mental Power Com
bined. Ani.A-D, Saunders Co., )
Sept. lCib, 18G7. J
Mr. Edito: : Knowing your desire
to keep the public informed concerning
all things that may have a tendency to
improve their mental or physical con
dition ia life, I hereby transmit a copy
of the proceedings of the great all-hocey-before
- and - all-viuegar-after-
election convention, that was held in
this place on Saturday last. About two
weeks since, the great ccnsolidators
no-party-lines astradle - of - the- fence,
now you see it and now you don't, all
done by a simple twist cf the wrist,
very easy if y&u knew how nan,
was seen by the light of the ' settin'
sun," perambulating the streets of cur
"burg" with a mammoth while-wash
BRUSH on his shoulder, a three gallon
paste pot in his hand, and a huge roll
of posters under his arm. Whither
gocst thcu, and for what circus posteth
thou ? inquired Lis anxious friends. A
frown spread o'er his classic couaten
mice at these inquiries, and ho ex
claimed in language far sounding, "I
announce to you the approach of that
milienium whea the lion and the lamb
shall lie down together, especially the
lion, the inauguration of which will
occur on the fourteenth day of this the
ninth month of the year, one thousand
eight hundred and sixty-seven. For
further particulars see these posters."
All this he exclaimed as with a flourish
of the white wash BRUSH he stuck a
poster for the information of the mul
titude which declared that there would
b a "Union Mass Convention" on the
day last above mentioned, at two o'clock,
p. m. , for the purpose of nominating
candidates to be "elected'' at the October
election. The day and hour thus de
creed at last arrived, and the lions be
gan to congregate, but "nary" lamb.
It wa3 remarked by those who observed
closely that the lion cf the mammoth
while wash BIIUSII looked very much
disappointed at the non-appearance of
the Iambs, and at last concluded to lay
aside the vestments of the lion and as
sume those of the lamb, in order that
the law and the j:os.r$ might be ful
filled. Having so prepared himself
that ho locked very lamb-like, he came
meekly forward to the altar and deliv
cred himself thusly: "O, ye lion
who Lunger for the herbage of thf
lambs! behold the disconcolation that
is in our midst. We have anticipated
a pleasant feast in the pastures of the
lambs, but they heed not the law and
tho por-icrs, and seek to set at naught
the fulfillment thereof; therefore, it is
meet that I, who have fattend at th-
manger cf the lambs and roamed in
ihe forest with the lion?, should be lain
on the altar as a sacrifice that the proc
l itnation of the posters may be fulfilled.
Let us commence the ceremonies by
singV.g that familiar hymn
" I love to U- al, &c." "
After sinning, he of ihe mammoth
u-J'ite. wash BRUSH placing himself
astride tho altar, even s he sits astride
the fence politically, declared unto the
assembled lions which cf them should
occupy high places in cur various
county offices for the coming two years,
and at the same time expressed his
sorrow that there was not left, after
having cared for all the lions, a few
crcod places for some of the lambs;
and he then exhorted the lion3 to go
out among the lambs and say unto
them, that by earnestly supporting those
whom he had so decreed, they would
beautifully exemplify that text, "Love
thy enemies;" and he further said that
by such support the lambs would un
doubtedly everlastingly crucify them
selves; but then they should reflect
on the pitho3 of that Sabbath School
" I wcnld not live always, Ac."
And there ended the Hippo-humbug
convention, or effort on the part of a
few men who fcr a much less price
than Judas received, would sell their
principles, and by the aid of a few Re
publican rotes which they will not get,
gobble up the various county offices
at the coming election. They will be
apt to find a large sized flea in their
ears on the eighth of October, and be
thoroughly convinced that the no party
principle is most effectually played out
ia Saunders county.
iti?" A copperhead paper says:
"You cheated the Irish and others to go
down South and fight your negro war
out. It tvas a failure and cheat from
beginning to end." We know not
where the above quotation originated,
but it is being copied in numerous cop
psrhead papers, and we presume ii
sanctioned by (he leaders as a part of
the party creed. Do the few (and
they are very few) who served in the
army and who vote the copperhead
ticket endorse "the sentiment that the
war was "a failure and a cheat?"
Washinoto, Sept. 17.
The Intelligencer declares that the
judiciary is simply the judjre of the
. . a - t ...
law, ana tnat me rresuent is judge of
those public events, the combinations of
which threaten to overthrow ihe Con
stitution and supremacy of the law.
Therefore, h urges tho President to
exert ail Lis authority to preserve the
Constitution and put down what it calls
the wide-spreading conspiracy to over
throw the Constitution as evinced in
the enforcement of the reconstruction
Tho editor hasrecent'y had frequent
interviews with the President and un
usual significance is attached to the ed
It is learned positively to-day that
Grant has summoned and
Sickles h:re for consultation.
The Attorney General is over
whelmed with letters asking if the re
cent amnesty proclamation gives thr
right cf suffrage.
Fessenden has written a letter de
nying that he ever expressed any
opinion in regard to impeachment.
Schofield's order for an election on
October 22J, thus disregarding the
Presidmt's suggestion that all the elec
tions should occur on November ltt,
elicits considerable comment.
The President's friends say thit he
will remove Schofield ualess he post
pones the election.
The Republican's special says John
son is unswerving.
His friends openly sny that he lacks
courage to enforce these bold meas
ures. J3F The Montana Post says : "An
exploring pnrty which has been to
the head waters of the Yellow Stone
river, has just returned, and reports
seeing one of the greatest wonders of
the world. For eight days they trav
eled through a volcanic country, emit
ting a blue flame and living streams of
molten brimstone. The country was
smooth and rolling, with long, level
plains intervening. On the summits of
these rolling mounds were craters from
feur to eight feet in diameter, and ev
erywhere on the level pleins were
smaller craters, from four to tix inches,
from which streamed a blaze and con
stant whistling sound. The hollow
ground resounded beneath their feet aj
they traveled,- and every moment
seemed to break throuch. Not a liv
ing thing was seen in that vicinity.
The explorers gave it tho significant
appellation of Hell."
The colored voters of Tennes
see Laving voted the Republican ticket,
notwithstanding all the coaxing and
shreatening practiced upon them by the
Conservatives," thereupon one cf tha
rebel prints, the Columbia Ihruld, de
clare? :
"The irrepressible conflict has be
iun, end no human power can stay it
in Tennessee. Tennessee must either
1, all n-liilO or all Unrlr. Killft iJ
u-uifes or the blacks must hare Tcnnts
see within the next two years."
It will only te necessary iu order to
nrevriit this forcible exodu?, for the
darkies to vote the copperhead ticktt.
That will stay the irrepressible con
flict. Any man, white cr black, fool,
thief or loafer, who supports the "reg
ular Democratic ticket," is hail fellow
well met, and no discount on account
of color, race, condition or character.
A significant indicaiiton of the
drift cf President Jchnson's Adminis
tration is furnished in the fact that he.
has removed the patriotic Dr. Libber
frcm the care of the Bureau of Rebel
Archives, and ordered the Burt ai
closed. He thus attempts to cut off tho
people from access to a most valuable
magazine of information in regard lo
the secret histcry of ihe rebellion, an 1
tha connection with i; of Ccppeihcad
leaders in the North. Under the new
rule thus inaugurated, soma of the
most important record., especially those
implicating Northern Copperheads in
the rebellion, will, no doubt, either be
destroyed or permanently tuppresie-i.
This is one cf the preliminary steps
towards opening the Presidential cam
paign in behalf of the Democracy.
CO" Soldiers throughout the count. ,
are cautioned against parties represe- .
iug themselves to be sent frcm Wash
ington, wiih instructions to soldiers a; "
claim agents for the collection of adu -tional
bounties, and also stating tht
tho soldiers of 1SGI are entitled to oi
hundred and sixty acres cf land. Th .
object of these parties appears to be to
obtain the dates, numbers of regiments,
and officers' signatures as they appear
upon discharge papers; with these
dates fcrged applications for pay would
probably bo made out. Several of
these parties have been discovered in
Ohio and Indiana.
JKf-Says a Charlestonletter: "The
rebels great bugbear now is the North
ern school marra. She occupies the
same position in their minds towards
them that John Brown and the Aboli
tionists did previous to the war. For
mv rart I do not sen nnv rlmnrra ni
the better in their feelings tojvard the
government ana tno Yankees, and I
have been here nearlv two voarn nnrl
am in daily contact with all classes.
The Democrats of the revnral precinct of Cane
county will rn-et on FATL'KD AY the 21t day of
SEPTEMBER, 1961, at a o'clock p. m., fur the pur
pose of electing delegates to attend tha
Democratic County Convention,
to be held at Plattnmonth, Can eonnty Nhrka, on
w;e inuniuiiiiu day Of StrT til lit. B, 1SCT,
at 1 o'clock p. m.
Each precinct will be enfitled to the following
delegate: Plattsnvjuth, lii; Hock Blutf. 8; Oreapo
lis, 3; KU-lit Mile Grove, 4; LcnUvillr, 4; blt
Creek, 8; feouth Bend, 3; Weepinir Water, 4; Mount
Pleasant, 5; Avoca, 8; Liberty, 8.
TUE DAY 13 OCK5. Let there be a full tarn oat.
CU'n Dcm. Cebt'l Cora.
JAMES O'NEIL Is my authorise- Afrent for the
collection of all accounts duo the undi:riftncd for
inedicHl services; his receipt will bo valid for the
payment of any mouics on caid nccounti.
A'Jgua 11, ls07. K. R. LIVIIn&sTOX, M.D.