Nebraska herald. (Plattsmouth, N.T. [Neb.]) 1865-1882, February 06, 1868, Image 2

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    PUATf SMOOTH, NEBRASKA.
THURSDAY, FEB. 6, 1863.
COnHESPOXDESCE.
W are I:i-o 1 1 t rejlvi a j .err;apin l"V- 'from-
II farts of the SUte..ro'i'i'to the material Inter
ests of the eonntr, together with mjh other m it
(r as contributor may deem of Interest.
Republican State Convention.
A Ftate Convention ill he held at Nebraska City
on Wednesday, April wOlh, lfrfeS, at 12 o'clock SI., to
elect delegate to represent the Republican party of
Nebraska at rke National Convention to be held at
t'bicago, May 20th, next. Also a candidate for
Member of Congress, 6oTernor, Secretary of St.te,
A alitor. Treasurer, 3 Presitentil Klectora, and the
delegate present from each Judicial district will
nominate a suitable perton fir District Attorney,
for tfceir respective diatrlots.
The Convention will be organ'red as follows:
Richardson Conoty
Nam aha Connty
Cotmies of Nemaha,
Kicbai d ion 4c John
son Counties of Pawnee,
eiConntiesof Saline,
6 1 Lincoln & Kearney
Sarpy Conoty
Dongas do
1 1 Dodge do
Platte 'o
I Washington oanty
I .Counties of Was ting-
Itr n A Burt
1 'Com. tics of Hall, Buf
l fala A Merrick
7'Oo'ititiei of Borland
Gige, Jefferson, Sa
line it Lancaster
Counties of Gage and
JefTerroi
Jshnson county
Otee di
Lancaster do
Cas d
Counties of Cass, Sarpy
f sunders, Iiutler and
Seward
Oountir of Saunders,
Seward 4c Butler
Count!? of Ila'te,
Merrick, Hall. Buf
falo. Kearney and
Lincoln.
Dakota county I
Counties of Dixon, Ce
dar, & L'u qui I
Coart
Counties of Dodge,
Cmniur, Stanton. Da
kota. Dixon, Cedar,
L'Eu qui Court, aid
Pierce. I
?wnae county 1
CurnioK '
A State Central Com ml t tee is to be elected for the
coming campaign, the place of h tiding the next
State Convention desijinaJeri, ti e basis of replanta
tion for succeeding State Conventions agreed upon,
and other import act business will be brought before
the Convention.
Republicans, sena delegates, and let sot one county
' ke unrepresented.
ST-A D BALCOJBK,
Cmaha, Jan 20, 1SC8 Chairman.
DENOCItATIC POLICY.
"We are preparing for the great
contest of i6S, and we shall win!
We must win! We will win! If not
by ballot, then by blood! Derm paper.
The above is no fancy sketch, but is
the out-spokerj sentiments of a large
majority of the Ieadersof the Demo
cratic party. While we have no fear
that they "will win," neither that they
will shed many cceans of :,tlood," ye;
the threat serves ta tbow the animus of
the party. Power and plunder is their
great desire, no matter what becomes
of the country, cr at what sacrifice of
principle they are obtained. That
leading and conlroling spirits of the
party would not hesitate to take "blood"
for the purpose of obtaining a party
victory has been too well demonstrated
in various riots, murders, rebellions
warfare, and finally by the assasina
lion of that great anl good man, Abra
ham Lincoln. There was a time when
the freedom loving and peaceful citizens
of the United State would cower be
fore this oft repeated threat to "fight"
unless the Democratic party .was al
lowed to rule; but, thank God,
the free people of this nation are
no longer to be "bullied" by a vicious,
elavery-perpetuating, justice-bating mi
nority. We have had the "fight" so
loog threatened, and the cause of free
dom, humanity and justice has come
out victorious. Do such "blaiher
ekites" as the man who penned the
above threat to have victory or "blood'
suppose that the American people have
so soon forgotten the great battles of
the rebellion, where the best blood of
the nation was Fpilled that freedom,
and justice, and humanity, and the
Government might be maintained
against just such crawling, creeping,
threatening,- murdering' scoundrels as
they? There is a voice arising from
every fireside io the land which says
that this Government must never be
placed in the hands of the men who
betrayed it and waged four years of
bloody, unholy war for its overthrow.
Yes, you may Vorganize," and shout
victory or "blood" until you can shout
no longer; but the die is cast, und the
decree has gonejforih that this Govern
ment shall hereafter remaiu in the
hands of its friends.
REGISTER.
We hope no citizen of PJattsniouth
will fail to go before the Board of Reg
istration on Monday, Tuesday or Wed
nesday next. The best way is to go
on Monday if possible, rnd'thjo the
work ia done. We find many' who
suppose- there is no necessity for regis
tering, because they were registered
last fall. This is all a mistake. This
is a city registration, and that was a
precinct registration. Neither the
Rigistrars or Judges are supposed to
know whether a man, whose name is
on the fcsi madsi last fall, is a resident
of the city or of that portion of the pre
cinct outside the city limits. -It is
therefore necessary that a complete city
regjstrutios be made,
A call for a State Convention' of
colored men, quite numerously signed
has appeared in the Iowa papers. The
Convention will be held in DesMoines,
Feb. 12th, for the purpose of consider
ing the question of enfranchisement,
which is now before the Legislature,
and will soon be submitted to voters
of Iowa
Tha World's special says there is
a probability of more Cabinet change
aoon. A new Secretary of War wIl
certainly be nominated Rumor says
the Pretidect intends to nominate
Binla,
TIIE FIRSTGOJ'
The Democratic papers through the
entire north were quite jolly and boit
rous a short time ago oter sn anticipa
ted victory in the Sib. Congressional
District of Ohio, and various were the
articles headed "The First Gim for
1SG3.V The election has been held,
and the re?u!t shows about eight hun
tired Republican gain tince Just fall
How are you "first gun!" Are there
any more of them loaded with that
kind cf ammunition. Last fail the
Eighth District oniy gave Hays, the
Republican candidate for Gov ernor, 2-16
majority. The Democracy taking it
for granted that the "reaction" wa3 a
"big thing," concluded iha. th9 district
was certain to go Democratic at this
special election, and "crowed before
they were out of the woods." Hubbel,
the former Republican member, tacked
ship and went ov.;r to the Democracy,
and created some disaffection iu the
Republican ranks. This was consid
ered as insuring' a Democratic victory;
but when the returns came in it was
found that Bealty was elected I y over
1,000 majority. Ohio is safe for 50,
000 Republican majority at the Presi
dential election. It appears that this
"first gun'' of the Democracy for 1868
has kicked.
ASHLAND INTERESTS.
We cannot refrain from ago in call
ing the attention of our Ashland friends
to the importance of taking some action
on the Railroad question. Cass county
has vo'.ed to issue bonds to the amount
of $100,000 to aid in the construction
of a road from the Missouri river to
the west line of the county; Lancaster
county will give at least S150.000 to
extend the road to Lincoln, and all that
remain? to complete the chain is fsr
the people of Ashland and Saunders
county to take some definite action in
the mutter. If they will issue bonds,
or otherwise aid the road to the extent
of $75,000 or 8100.000, work could be
commenced next summer. We do not
speak thus for the purpose of elating
pso le along the line, but from a thor
ough conviction of the truth of what
we say. Leaving the B. & M. R. R.,
or any other company, entirely out cf
the question, and the amount of aid
which can and should be rendered by
the counties through which the
road will pass, will be sufficient to
grade and tie the road from Plaits
mouth to Lincoln city. This done, and
everbody knows there would be no
difficulty in getting the iron and rolling
stock put upon such an important line
as this will be. It is evidently lo the
interest of Ashland to do all in her
power to assist this enterprise. It se
cures her as a poiot of no mean im
portance, and will eventually make her
the point of junction of two or more
roads. Will the people there see their
own interests, and move in this matter
at occet
STATE DOARD OF AGRICUL
TURE. Omaha, Nebraska, )
January 30, 'CS. $
According to a previous notice, the
Nebraska State Board of Agriculture
met at the office of John Patrick.
A quorum being present, Hon. E
A'. Allen called the meeting to order
by calling John Patrick to the chair.
C. H. Walker was chosen secretary.
On motion, the Board proceeded to
the nomination of permanent officers,
which resulted in the election of
John Patrick. President. .
Samuel Maxwell and E- A. Allen,
Vice Presidents.
C. H. Walker, Secretary.
Louis A. Walker, Treasurer.
By lot the following named members
of the Board were drawn for one year.
John Patrick, B. Bates, Anderson
Miller; J. W. Kennedy, W. D. Scott,
Wm. Imely, A. L. Childs, Jno. Ritchie,
J. W. Kirkpatrick, John Cadman,
Amos Gates, Geo. A. Hall, J Sterling
Morton. H. W. Reynolds and J. B
Stought; and the following for two
years:
George Crow, Henry Sprick, J. G
Miller, -Samuel Maxwell, Elnrn Clark,
Isaac Albertson, A. J. Ilolliday, C. II.
Walker, Louis A. Walker, E. A. Al
len. John B. Bennet. O. P. Mason, G.
P. Thomas and J.' W. Hollingshead.
On motion, B. E. B. Kennedy and
C. H. Walker were chosen a commit
tee to draft by-laws, to 1 e presented at
the next meeting of the Board.
On motion. Society adjourned to
meet on the 12th of March.
JOHN PATRICK, Pres't.
C. H. Walker, Sec'y.
A World's special of the 1st says
it is authorised to state most confident
ly and decisively that the legitimate
demands on Great Britian which have
been too meekly urged by Secretary
Seward, are about to be enforced at
wbatevr cost or hazard.
The British Minister will be present
on Tuesday.
A'lbough speeches may be made
guarded and severe, the fact yet re
mains that a speedy and satisfactory
response must be xnnda by the British
government to: the President's ultima
tum, or a declaration cf war will event
ually eosu-e.
A Tribune's cpecial makes substan
tially the tame assertions
TENNESSEE.
The Republican State Convention of
Tennessee, held last week, adopted a
platform embracing the fallowing dec
laration of principles;
1- The unalterable and unconditional
support of the Union.
2. The administration cf the govern
ment by those who saved ii.aud not by
those who sought its d. struction.
3. No steps backward in the caue
cf freedom.
4. Genera! Grant for President in
1869.
5. Congrees to te supported in its
struggle with an apostate President.
7. Free education for everychild in
the State.
7. Incouragemenl to immigration.
8. The maintenance of the rights of
manhood irrespective of color or race,
a i
I,tM WITHDRAWAL
The follpwing is a copy of the bnl in
troduced into the United States Senate
on the 27th instant by Senator Thayer
restoring the even numbered sections of
the public lands lo market for pre-emption
and hjmestead settlement:
A Bill to restore The even numbered
sections of the public lauds along the
Hues of the Pacific Railroad:
Be it enacted by the Senate and
House of Representatives of the United
States of America in Congress assem
bled, That nothing in the acts ef Con
gress approved July 1, 1863 and July
2, lS6i, authorizing the construction of
the Pacific Railroads shall be held to
withdraw or exclude from pre eruption
or homestead settlement the even num
bered sections along such routes as
have been or may hereafter be located
or constructed
In consequence of England's re
fusal to allow the slightest scouting of
her conduct in the Alabama claims, our
government has determined to assert
positively that the claims must te paid.
The President entirely concurs in the
views of Gen. Banks' repart, and in
tends to take speedy action in the case
of American citizens now detained in
Briiish prisons.
The Vicksburg Herald believes it
would be hazardous to Conservative in
terests in the South lo attempt to rally
under the name of Democracy, "as its
very name, in the opinion of a vast
majority of the people, is synonymous
with secession, which the people hold
was the cause of all our troubles."
Senator Dixon expresses a fear
that the Democrats will lose the next
election in Connecticut. He says the
ant:-bond movement in the We.it has
hurt the party greatly in the N.mv
England States.
There is very little i:ow heard of
tbe effort 10 invalidate tbe act or Con
gress creating the State of West Vir
ginia. The" late Democratic Conven
tion of that State resolved that they
regarded the existence of that State an
accomplished' fact, and declared their
"unalterable determination" to main
tain it.
It is reported that Gen. Meade
has issued an order for the arrest of
Gov. Jenkins, of Georgia, now in
Washington. It is said he telegraphed
to Stanton to have the arrest made,
but the friends of Gov. Jenkins took
him out of the way.
A special from Annapolis says
the legislature was much excited yes
terday over the resolution requiring
Gov. Swan to issue a commission to
Senator Hamilton. It is said that
Swann declines to issue the commis
sion, claiming that Hamilton was elec
ted in violation e the east shore law
concerning Senators.
The Philadelphia Press hints that
the latest projected Johnson move is a
scheme to revise the registry list by
striking ofT large classes of blacks and
loyal whites now enrolled and adding
numbers of disloyal names not regis
tered by the old registrars, thus defeat
ing at the polls the constitutions pre
sented by the conventions now in ses
sion. Hancock is expected to lead off
in this precious piece of statesmanship,
and the other District Commanders will
be directed to folios. It is not likely
that they will, nor is it at all probable
that Congress will quietly sit and suffer
this wrong.
It is represented that opposition
among the citizens of Colorado to the
State movement has almost entirely
ceased; and their numerous representa
tives now in Washington, at a meeting
held on the 25th inst.. to consider the
matter, agreed to work in unison to4
procure the admission of the Territory
as a Slate. They have accordingly
prepared a memorial to Congress on
thft subiRCt. seltinor forth nmnnrr other
j , 0 o
things, a great increase in population
and weaitn.
An exchange, noticing the fact
that the Ralls County (Mo.) Record
nominates Geo. H. Pendleton for Pres
ident and Frank Blair for Vice Presi
dent, remarks:
Would not that be a truly democrat
ic ticket whisky at the bottom and re
bellion et the top?
-A Massachusetts farmer says he
can winter his cows on steamed feed
for one third less expense than on dry
feed, and get one-fourth more milk.
This is the result of five years cxDe-
- - (
nence.- . ' ,
A DEBT AOT IAID--DUE-UILl-8
The copperhead leaders aio promul
gating a sophism which in effect asserts
that n ebt can be paid by giving the
creditor a ilue-bili. They ndvorate
paying oflT the debt with greenbacks,
which is precisely the same thing as u
man discharging a debt wiih a due bill.
A greenback is a debtot the govern
ment as much as a five-twenty bond.
Let the reader take one out cf his
pocket and examine it, and he will find
that it reads as follows:
Wasuinctok, D. C, ,166-.
The United States promis to pay S
to the 1 earer.
(Signed) F. E. Spinner,
Treasurer of the United States.
L. E Chittenden, Register of the
Treasury.
The legal tender attribute of the
greenback in no degree alters us char
acter as a debt of the government.
When originally issued the greenbacks
were in the nature of a forced loan
Public creditors were obliged to re
ceive them in lieu of constitutional
money; but in the hnds of the holders
bs ogaiust the Government they are
nothing more than promises to pay, or
"I O UV of Uncle Sam " A green
back is not of itself money, but simply
a pioniise to pay money so far as the
holder and maker are concerned. The
greenbacks outstanding (inc'udirg
compounds) constitute one sixth part of
the whole national debt The essen
tial difference between them and bonds
is, that the latter draw interest and are
due on a future day, while the former
draw no interest and are due now
due whenever presented for payment.
When the Government pays a debt
with gold ot silver the debt is forever
discharged; but when it liquidates an
obligation with greenbacks, the'form
of the obligation is merely changed,
but the dt'bt remains undiminished by
a cent. The Government can never
pay ofTa debt by issuing its due bills,
any more than an individual can. To
illustrate: Suppose A owes B a note
calling fcr Si 000, due five years
hence, drawing six per cent, interest,
on which he had retained an "option"
allowing him to pay it at any time af
ter one year, and when the year comes
round he offers his creditor one hun
dred due bills of various sizes, from
five cents up to fifty dollars, and tells
him that if he will i ot receive them he
shall get nothing, would that be paying
A's debt? Even suppose B accepts
the "shinplasters,'' does that either pay
or reduce A's indebtedness? Don't he
still owe the holders of the due-bills
one thousand dollars? It is true he has
escaped paying interest, but the princi
pal still remains unpaid- JJi-litI
notes are due and should be paid on
presentation, not in other due bills, but
in money, i, e., gold or silver. If he
don't redeem them on presentation they
will certainly depreciate and pess from
hand to hand for less than their face.
And tlm is exactly the case with the
greenback notes of the United S.ates.
They are due but not paid. The Gov
ernment refuses to give interest notes
(bonds) for them, and it also declines
to redeem them; hence they have de
preciated to seventy-one cr two cents
on the dollar; and sometimes they have
been worth considerably less.
It is now gravely proposed by a large
party to have the Government pay the
holders of its time notes (bonds)" with
due-bills, which the demagogues of that
party assure the public will discharge
the national debt ! No provision is to
to be made for redeeming those due
bills when presented at the door ef the
Treasury, not even to give the holders
a time note drawing interest therefor.
Can not even a fool perceive that
the Government would still owe just as
much debt as before, and that a couple
of billions of due bill", drawing no in
terest, and not payable on demjnd,
would be aliiiost worthless io the hands
of the people? And that for every
dollar of interest the Government
would save by this dishonest proceed
ing, the people would lose ten? When
a man cannot pay his debts on demand,
the universal practice in all civilized
lands, is to ask for time, and give the
creditor a note drawing interest, and
piyable at some future day named on
its face. Governments form no ex
ception to this rule. For the govern
ment of the United Staves to manufac
ture hundreds and thousands of millions
of due-bills, force them upon the hold
ers of its time notes, t, bonds.'would
b a' monstrous outrage on the public
creditors, and would inflict a fatal blow
on the public credit The Goverrment
would still be in debt as before, and all
private credits and balances would be
swamped and drowned in the flood of
irredeemable shinplasters let loose on
the country. Chicago Tribune.
m
A Cincinnati paper reveals the
significrnt fact that George H- Pen
dleton, the Democratic greenback can
didrte for the Presidency is among the
national bankers who refuse to pay
their back taxes in Ohio, acd thus shirk
their chare of the taxes.
DEMOCRATIC PLATFORM.
So covered up by, and interwoven
with glittering generalities nnd brazen
lies are the tenets of the Democracy,
that it is only occasionally we gel an
insight into the machinery of principles
and objects which govern it. The rot
ten sills and decayed beams are cover
ed with false and artificial mouldings,
which conceal the weakness they can
njt cure. Whenever the party is
brought to book, however, the gilding
and stucco struck off, and the founda
tions revealed, the showing is a bad
one
The Chicago Tribune thus sums tip
the principles declared by the votes
and speeches of the Democrats in the
Georgia Reconstruction Convention on
Thursday l ist:
1st. That the States have a right to
secede.
2J- That there is no s ich crime as
treason agaiust the United States.
3d. That Jefferson Davis is not a
traitor.
4'.h. That the national debt was ille
gally incurred.
5th. That slavery is not lawfully
abolished.
These doctrines will constitute the
basis of the Democratic national plat
form. They 'are the doctrines which
George II. Pendleton has uniformly
and consistently maintained. They
are the principles for which the unre
constructed whites of the South are
everywhere contending. To aid them
in securing these "rights," the North
ern Democracy oppose tha reconstruc
tion policy of t.'oagress. A more com
prehensive statement of the issues of
the campaign could not easily be made.
It enly remains to add that a rebel
soldier, who bad had one of his legs
shot off, and who believes that the war
is ended, made a speech in the conven
tion denouncing the Democratic party,
and demanding that the new constitu
tion of Georgia shall have a clause de
claring that secession is treason, and
that future traitors shall be punished
with death. The treason clause was
carried by a strict party vote 73 ayes
to 45 noes.
A GOOD HIT.
The sharpest passage in Gen. But
ler's speech at Richmond, on the 13th
was the following:
It was said there would be a war of
races. The story came round to him
every Christmas while he was in the
army, and they used each time to a?k
him if he intended to double the guard.
Laughter. Why should there be a
war of races? He saw in the throng
befote him some half white, some half
black Laughter. Oil what side
are they going to fight. Applause
If any war had been inrended it would
certainly bmre .come when the blacks
and halt blacks, and the h:!f whites
were enslaved, when their masters
were away from home battling for the
rebellion. Then, if ever, it should have
come. But, en the contrary, the negro
tJuk care of the helpless ones left in his
charge. The negro was nither blood
thirsty or cruel; nnd with all the calum
ny and slander that has been heaped
on ih. UIoW rae, tic tm J yet to Iiear
the Contederate soldier state a single
act of indignity or unkindness on the
part of the "negro voluueer toward him
when captured, cr a single act of bru
tality perpetrated in the hour cf victory.
From our own Reporter,
A letter from Waterford, N. Y., to
the Troy Times, gives this instance of
newspaper enterprise: The Sentinel is
now printed in Saratoga, the locals
bing prepared in Waterford and sent
up a day or two in advance. LastFri
day evening a supper was to have been
given by the Mohawk Vale Lodge cf
Good Templars, but at the last moment
was postponed. Singularly enough
when the Seriiinel reached Waterford
Saturday Morning it contained a full
report of the supper, which was of
course a magnificent affair, and in
which the editor was a delighted par
ticipant But the item did not appear,
the distribution of the paper being with
held until it had been scissored from
every sheet. The appearance of a
hole in the paper constituted the lead
ing sensation of the day, the people
running from house to house to learn
whst the terrible affair could have been
which had to be cut out.
HAD THE SYMPTOMS.
The Janesville Gazelle tells the fol
lowing good one:
Last winter Lute was traveling in
the stage with a party of gentlemen,
among whom was a noted Democratic
politician from Minnesota, now a can
didate for a State office. The day was
intensely co'd and the company were
obliged to Mop occasionally to warm up.
Halting at a little inn by the roadside,
the Democrat in?ited Lute up to take
a drink of whisky, to which he readily
assented, and as Lute was both thirsty
and cold, he turned out a stiff "horn,"
swallowed it instanter and repaired at
once to the stove to thaw out. Lute's
free and eask style suited the Demo
cratto a dot, and after freely imbibing
himself, he walked up to Lute and said:
"I'll bet any man ten dollars that you
ar a good democrat."
As Lute --:! awful Radical, this
touched his pri4j and he replied in his
usual Stammering style: I-I a advise
you n not to bet more m-money tha
than you wish to lose. I h have all
the symptoms, but not the disease."
A MISTAKE.
There seems to be a wrong impres
sion abroad as to the late withdrawal of
public lands from market in Nebraska.
From the Land Office in this city, we
learn that the order embraces only
lands within the limits of the Union Pa
cific Railroad, 20 miles on either side
of said road. All lands in (even sec
tions) not in the above limits are, as be
fore, subjected to entry as Homesteads
or Pre-emptions. .A
THE NEWS
A Times special has ascertained that
the President has actually issued an
order to Gen. Grant forbidding him to
obey any orders received from the
Secretary of War. General Grant de
dined to obey, whereupon a special
correspondence ensued, which lasted
two weeks and coders cot only the mat
ter named, but aharge by the Presi
dent that Gen. Grant showed duplicity
in his action in leaving the War office
This correspondence is official and wil
probably be published.
The House passed a resolution
calling on Stanton for all the copies of
the correspondence of the President in
relation to the limitations of his power
as Secretary of War.
Stanton, in a letter transmitting the
correspondence of Grant and the Pres
ident, says he has bad no correspond
ence with the President since the 12th
of August last; that he has discharged
the duties of the War office without
personal or written communication with
the President. No orders hare been
issued from the department in the name
of the President.
Grant's letter to the President, dated
Jan. 25th, requesting the President to
give written instructions which pre
viously had been given verbally, nof to
obey any order from Stanton unless he
knew it came from the President, says:
I was compelled to ask these written in
structions in consequence of many gross
misrepresentation? affecting my per
sonal honor, circulated through the
Dress purnortinr to come from the
Sh w
President. The conversations which
occurred were either with the Presi
dent privately in his office or in the
cabinet meeting. What is written ad
mits of no misunderstanding. In view
of the misrepresentation referred to,
it will be well to state the facts in a
card. Some lime after I assumed the
duties of Secretary of War, ad interim,
the President asked my views as to the
course Stanton would have pursued in
case the Senate would not concur in
bis suspension to obtain possession of
the office. My reply was, in sub
stance, that Stanton would have appal
ed to the courts to reinstate him, illus
trating my position by citing ' the
grouuds which have been taken in the
case of the Baltimore police commis
sioners. In thai case I did not doubt the tech
nical right of Governor Swan to re
move all the commissioners and ap
point their successors. As the old
commissioners refused to give up,
however, I contend there is no recount
left but to appeal to court.
Finding the President desirous of
keeping Stanton out of office, whether
sustained in tbe suspension or not, 1
stated I would look particularly into the
tenure of office bill, and if I should
change my mind in this particular casef
I would inform him of the fact. Sub
sequently, on reading the tenure of
office bill closely, I found I could not,
without violation of law, hold ihe office
fcr a moment after S'.anton was rein
stated by the Senate.
Taking this view of ihe subject, and
learning on Saturday, the 11th, that the
Senate had taken up the subject of
Stanton's suspension, after some con
versation with Gen. Sherman and
members of my staff, in which I stated
the law left me no discretion as to the
action I should take if Stanton should
be reinsti ted, and I intended to inform
the President. I went to tho President
for the sole purpose of making the de
cision known, and I did make it known.
In this I fulfilled my promise made in
our last preceeding conversation on the
subject. The President, however, in
stead of accepting my views and the
requirement? of the tenure of office bill,
contended be had suspended Stanton
un ler authority given by the Constitu
lion, and I could not be governed by
the act. I said the law was binding on
me until set aside by competent tribunal
An hour was consumed, each reiter-
ting bis views on the subject, until
gening late, when the ' President said
he would see me again.
Doubt never entered my mind about
the President understanding my posi.
tion, namely : if the Senate refused to
concur in the suspension of Mr. Stan
ton, my power as Secretary of War ad
interim would cease.
A Tribune Special says it is ex
pected the President will soon re or
ganize the military departments, and
material changes are expected in the
Northwestern States and Territories.
The Chicago Journal has confirm
atory intelligence from several sources
of the existence of cholera, in an epi
demic form, in New Orleans. About
sixty persons died there from tbe dis
ease during last week, and the epidemic
is rapidly increasing.
The Times says the total losses by
fire in Chicago since January 1st., are
not less than three millions and two
hundred and fifty thousand dollars! It
believes there terrible conflagrations
are' not the rtsult of accidents.
A PLEASANT WALK.
Through the courtesy of Mr. Brown
we were yesterday shown over ihe ex
tensive drug, medicine, and book eitab
liahmenl of Penick &, Loving, on Sec.
ond streei, near Felix street. The
building is a thoroughly substantial
brickv three stories hih, above a tplei..
did through rock ceilar. The main
building ii twenty feet front by one
hundred and forty feet deep, with a
spacious office attached to its side, con
taining a good sized fire proof vault,
and nn excellent safe. Detached from
the building is a large ware house for
the sale of inflammable oils, fluids, cc.
Near by is a well arranged chemical
labaratory, wi'.h all the necessary ap
purtenances. The cellar is used for ihe s'.orege of
wihes, liquoiS and brandies, and other
heavy goods. The first floor is divided
lalitudina ly into two rooms, the from
used as a sample room, and the rear as
a rhipping room. The second floor is
well stocked with drugs, medicines,
chemicals, dyes, paints, oils, spices,
books and stationery, perfume! y and
toilet articles. Here also n the ma
king up of goods, labeling, marking,
&c. The third fljor is occupied by
medicinal herbs, glassware, lamps, sta
tionery, and other light goods. A
guarded, trap door is on each floor, frcm
the lop to tne cellar, with a platform
for hoisting .and lowering goods, and'
all the ottendant'requi.'ites. The sys
tem manifested in every part is highly
creditable to the proj rietors, and stamp
them on our mind as business men of
the highest order. We ore glad to re
cord among our friends such enterpri
sing men as Messrs. Penick, Loving
&. Brown; and we can safely sny we
challenge Chicago or St. Louis to show
us a more spaciou', belter supplied,
belter arranged, more syslemmatic, or
better attended establishment than that
of Penick &. Loving, Druggists, Jkc,
St. Joe. Herald.
Vallandighain does not lake Lis
defeat by Jubge Thurmau with very
good grace. He conceives himself lo
be the beod cf a much abused fncuov,
which, if-noi allowed lo rule the party,
will ruin it. The Dayton Ledger the
new name of his old homo organ, the
Empire utters the following omntous
threat:
"There are men who ore always
thrust aside by scheming politicians,
and tricksters, simply because their
honesty and sound Democracy are a
guaranty that hey will not 'bolt But
'his imposition may be carried loo far,
and we are advised that there are Irns
of thousands of just ;ut h Democrats in
Ohio, who are determined that if here
after the organization is to be controlled
by trick and management, and per
verted to the benefit of rings and clijues,
those concerned will find that a remedy
will be applied inside of the party, by
the use of whatever means may Le
found necessary."
1 Judge John F. Kinney has gons
into the real estate business in Nebrssia
City.
J. W. JENNINGS,
AVOCA, CASH COLWTY AL'Z?
(Jmning DiU t Flour and Wol Jfillt )
D. s'.sr in
Dry. Goods,
Groceries,
Hats and Cap3,
Boots and shoes,
Hardware
And suck articles as arc
adapted to a Farming
Community. r
WE WILL SELL CHEAP AS AX Y,
Or exchange for . Produoe.
Wa rT the HIGHEST MARKET PRICE
for (rata of all kinds or Uks Is exchange furiooda
fet6m8
IMew Brick Store.
BV
J. H. SNELL and W- P- SNELL,-
ASHLAND, NEBRASKA,
Having dow remnred to Main street. Into oar new
Brick building, where we are now receiving and'
opening a food variety of cheap aud teasooable
sroods, suited to th trade and w.ants ot tne penp.e.
we beg leave to return In our .rjomils and patrons
oarr-iuceie thanks for the liberal patronage we
have received from them ia tbe last year. Our stock
embraces in part
DRY GOODS and GROCERIES,
BOOTS and SHOES,
- QUE EES S WARE,
HARDWARE, CUTLERY, eje, fc.
J. U. TV. P. S.VLLL.
Nov. ISih, 1S6T 4m
F. P. TODD,
SEWING MACHINE ACT
PL A TTSMO UTII, SEURA SLA.
A good assortment of machines and machine find
ings kept on hand. 3OUice ' Stadelmano'e
Clothing Store. Dec. 4 '67
Machines repnh rd m $hort notice.
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