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1JL.TTM()U l li NEBUASK, T11UUDaV; JANUARY: 28, 18G9. , V
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1 1. X. HATHAWAY,
EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR.
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Terms: $2.50 per annum.
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ATTORNEY-- -AT LAW,
PLATTSMOUTH - - tOTBRASKA.
ATTOR N EY AT' LA W
' ScaicitorYn Chancery.
PLAT rSMOOTII. Ml Bit ASK A
S. F. COOPI3K-
ATTOZSEV ASD COUXSGLOR AT LAW.
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U. R LIVINGSTON, M. D-
Physician and Surgeon,
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itrceu; officr n Jttin tr. "PI1 "
IMi'.Uinouih, Sbrt'- .
Platte V alley House
Eo. B. MrRPHr, Proprietor.
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ATTORNEY AT LAW
General Ijaad Agent,
Maxwell fc Chapman,
rORNEYS AT l.A,
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, Boli'citors in Chancery,
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' Main' Street,
PLATTSMOUTH, - - NEBRASKA
A food BMortment of WUUe
.f:tf,l'.rW., Fane- "OC
'la Triiaoiini;. ,
MU-1 1 hi care will be warranted.
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C. HEIS12L, Proprietor.
HYrfCntlTleen repaired and placed n thor
. uh Vuub.uj order. Cu,u,m work d.ut on short
100,000 Bushels of Wheat
W.D.ert immediately, for which the
flic. w: be paid. tu"i'B U.
J. N. WISE.
Otwal Life, Accident, Fire, Inland and
Will is rih t re ftMr.hl rt.t io the most reli.Ol
1- K IT ,..t..;t S La ICS.
. -.pan -- 7,u srronth. sel.ra
..i.lliuevy Sc Dress ma kins
t MH A.M. Dr-l.f MB.R.r. Ka!Kit
Uuiumte ilie City ISaic ry.
WE wulU f enpectf ul y announce to the LHe
or .l ittjmouth and vicinity, that we hi"j ast
tre.ir.d a tareand well .el-eied a-ockof '!'
U13.I. .... in "t Flower.. Kiblwns. velvtt, dree.
1 vimm.n;" e.c. w. ..the eheafi , g.U
t.r.old iathi.cl-y. Wecan .ecmmodaie j. II our
Id c juon r and as many new one. a. will 'avor u
with .call. All kind of work Id ur line don to
rder. Perfect uitasractioasiven or :iochrE.
HEALTH- GOMFOBT, AND
' - ECONOMY.
3 REASONS FOR BOARDISG
GEO. W. COIVI.IT,
OAaSTRKKT, - - - PI.ATT8JI0CTU
Two block northwest of Brick School-Uouc.
HE ha a EA TIT H0CSE, free to r-a'-rons ; hi
room, are wcil ventilated, and hi. prlcr. ar
-aonabie. . Julji3 nl6tf.
Capt. D. LADOO & CO.,
. Wtoleiale and Retail Dealers in
Wines and Liquors,
. AUo a Tery cho'.ce aeloctioa of
Tobacco and Cigars,
HAisiUoet, ae.l"drbor et of Seymour House,
KeUra.ka City, Kebra.ka
Jnet rfeling a cew stock of Genuine Old
l?rm d'--t from t'njuriMa .o..ty. By.. Bittar,
Januaryl8, 1869 '
Mr. Stevenson presented petitiou of
David Elsworih and others, praying
for a herd 1st.
Mr. Frost presented petition of citi-"
zen of Douglas precinct,, against
granting a lanrFof one null on tbe doU
'ar to build a bridge across the Mis
souri. : Referred. to the committee on Judii
ciary. ' ,
Mr. GodwiU presented petition of
citizens of Bun aud tJumin? counties.
Dravinff for the establishment of the
KctVrred to cimtiittee on counties.
Also a petition fr a tate Ro;d and
Mail Route from Blair city to New-
point. Referred to committee on High
ways and Bridges.
Mr Stevenson introduced a bill to
amend the General Incorporation Law
relating to indebtedness. Rules , sus
pended and referred to committee on
Mr. Reavis introduced a bill to re
pea' certain sectins of ibe General
Incorporntion Law and revised old sec
, , A bill 10 abolish the Death penalty
was read, and referred to 'committee
Joint Resolution accppnn? the Ag
ri; ult'irMl Coll!: Act. Rierred to the
commiitee en Federal RelaU'ins.
Mr. Cunninehani. by constnt pre
nruted a joii t Roluiion auihorizing
the distribution of five hundred copie
of the Agricultural paper at Omaha by
members of the legislature. Laid
over under the rule.
A i 'Uii resolution au'horiz'og the
peoIe to vote fr or against a conven
tion to rcvi?s the conttnution was called
up and r"id secotid lime.,
Mr. Goodwill from crmmittee on
Public Buildnvgs, repined back bill 'o
transfer Old Capitol Ujilding to Omfi
da for scl uol purposes, with amend
'Rules suspended and bill taken up
On motion ff Mr Chnpin, th
amfndmeois of the Senate were adop
ted. . .
On motion of Mr. Reavis, the bill
was ordered printed.
January IS. 1S69.
Mr. Steuiman presented a remon
?irftrice signed by Samuel Ryne and
5S others against a herd la.v in Rich
urdcn couniy - -, - ; ,
Jlr. Joaes presented aremonstrnce'
stoned by A S. Dtvis" and iHhrt
against a herd law in Nebraska, and
especially in Nemaha county.
Mr. Ti-'dull presented a remon
s'rance against a herd law in Richard
ardixin coun'y signed by Oliver Jeniiigs
and 37 others.
Mr. Loveland from the Committee
cn Ways and Means reported back II.
R. 12. "riu act making appropriation
for the payment per diem and mile
ae of the members, officers and em
ployees and incidental expenses of tbe
Legislature," with the slight amend
mem and recommendation that it do
pass. .... ..... ... . ..
Also II. R. 18- "-an act to authorize
the t-ublication of the laws in newspa
pers, with the recommdation that n do
not pas. ..: s i
' Mr. H a good from the .Committee on'
'Privileges and Elections'' presented a
lengthy mincirity repurt in the contested
election case of Parker vs Brub aud
offered the following as an a mend me rat
to the resolution offered by the majori
ty of me Committee.
Resolved. That Marcus. .Bru?h is
entttlr-d to a seat in this Hue as Rep
resentative from th 9th DiMrict.
On motion of Mr St i boh of Cas-
both resolutions were referred to a
cominittee ,of ihe whole Hou.e,"and
iiia 'e a special order for VVediesday
at 10:30 o clock
Mr. -B truard gavaTootice of a bill to
acnul ihe ci-de of civil procedure.
"Mr. Spi-ce: ffered a. bill to attach
BdtlfT and Polk cooni'es t ihe 3J Ju
diciil District and to Platte count' for
Mr Hunt offered a bill to authorize
Stephen J Hiixuan and John Hmtnan
to erect a uni'-dam across the Big Blue
river in taline-cuiity.
Mr. Brown offered a bill to define
the -liens on I Horse?, .Neat', .Cuil
Mules. Asss and Sheep as they occur
in chapter 46 of Revised Statutes, en
Mr. Barnard offered House Roll 23
entitled "an act to amend chapter C3
of the Revised Statutes entitled Towns.
Rules wre suspended. '
Mr. Zimmerman offered House Roll
'l9t an a'ci tc amend an ncreiiViVd !
act to create a Board of Lui'sration I.
encourage emigration to Nebraska.
Read a second time by it title and re
frrred tu cimmiuee on Emigration
Mr. McCartney offered House Roll
31. entit'ed "an act to amend section
1S6 and 190 of the code of civil pro
cedure euiiiled,.replevin of property.
Referred to committee on Judiciary. -V
Mr. Sj'iece offered H. R. 32. enti
tled "'an act to incorporate the town of
Columbus in Plane county." Refer
red to comm'ttee on Corporations.
Senate Bill No. o, entitled "an act
to exempt from ai. or execution prop
erty used "tor extinguishing firrs." -Pded.j
:, , ' . ....
,H. R.,;1S. regarding publishing of
laws in . newspaper, was lotlenmtely
postponed.; , , . ... . , . ,fi .....
., ; SENATE.,, . .
Mr. Cbapin introduced a resolution
that the Senate proceed to ballot for
United States S-nauorr in accorda.nceJ
with, the act of CoDgress made aud pro
vided in the cae. Carried. -.
Rlr Cnapin nominated T- W. Tipton
of Nemaha' " '
Mr Barnutn Dominated Charles H.
Browp of Douglas : , , Hl ...
-: Those voting for Mr. -Tipton , were
Ashion. Ch.pin, Ojiimngham, Frut,,
Gere,, GoodwilL. Hathaway, . Majors,
Porter, Rjavis, Stevenoa aud Taylor
12. , ,..,,.
For C II Brown, Mr Birnuni-1.
..T W Tipton wasdeclaifcd the choice
of the Seua-.e for U S. Senator. .x.(i
. Mr CLapin introduced . a petition
from citizens of .S-watd county, pray
tng for a new election to determine) the
plac of their Cpuiy Seat. ,., tj .
- The joint resolution , recontmr tiding
the electors to vote for or against a con
stitutional cour-ution came op and was
referred to. the standing committee on
Judiciary. , . .,. . : ,
Joiu . resulu ion ; directing the Secre
tary uf Stale to turnib.ihe State Bjard
or Agncu'ture wuh dOO copies , of ihs
Oiiiaha $gricu!luralistt, came up. and
was referred to the Cjanniute on Ag
ricuiture. . . , ,
Adjourned. . w- . , ;,; , ,
Mr Seybolt, of Cass,; introduced the
following privileged questions:
Jie solved. That the Hou-e of Rpre
sentative. do now proceed to the elrc
liou'ot United States Senator- for-ih
term uf six years, coiiimencing on the
lih duy of March, i860, in pursuance
of an act of C-ingress, emitted . n art
to re'g'olate the iin.es and means of
holding' election for Senator in Con
gresi, appioved Ju.y 25th, 1S66."' and
that each member as Ins name is called
name viva voce, the persjn ht? would
elect to said office.''
'Mr Seybolt nominate'd Thomas 'W
Tipton of Nemaha. '-' " "
Mr Speice of Piatie, nominated C
H Brown, of Douglas. .
Ihe Clerk then c.tlled the roll of
members, each naming fii!- choice.
Ail trie Repubiicau members voted
for T W Tiprou except Mr Rhodes,
who was absent. .
The following voted for CJ3 Brown,
Brush Chae, Huut, Naffzigger,
Small and Spece .-, - '.
T W Tipton having received a ma
joriiy of the vo:es cast, was declared
the choice of the House tor: United
Spates Senator. .
Mr McCa-g. presented petition of
citizens for a new State road to Ne
braska City. . . . ,
Mr Blakely presented remonstrance
of David Tiuman .aud 222 others, citi
zens of Gage county, against the re
establishment of Clay county.
Air Smith presented petition of Ed
win Lewis and 53 others for a law
preventing stock from running at large
in Plattford precinct, Sarpy couniy. ,
Mr Stewart pre?ented a petition of
citizens, nrayina tor. the resioration or
CJay couu'y. : ' : .-. r ; j
Also a remonstrance against toe
same. : . .n- ( : ;
Mr Blakely presented , a petition cf
J; N Thompson and 44 others of John
son ciuuiy.. praying, for the re estab
lishment of said county. "
Also a remonstrance against the
Mr Church offered the following:
Resolved, That'ib'e members of the
HousH'-of Representatives- believe it
imprudent at the present session to
consider ; the propriety of- changiriff
county ; boundaripj. " ; We- therefore
injtruc tthe" House. Committee -;upon
county boundaries aud county, seats no
(o report a bill or hills upon, this sub
.Mr Shuok moved the adoption of
the resolution. Some . disru-sion. en-,
sued, whirh was participated in by
, Messrs Stewart, Blakely Griffin and
SeybolL'' ' ' " ' ' '
Mr Stewart demanded the Ayes and
Nays: - '' ' ' :'
Resolution adopted by the following
Yeas Blakely, . Brush, . Chase,
Church. Crow.,; Evans. Gardner.
Grffen. Hoile.; Jones, Naffzger, Par-
rih, Rathmann, Miook, Smith. Spice
Steinman, Stout, Ti-del. Tuiii 20.
Nays Bernard, Brewer, Brewier.
Fitchie. Fov Furay, Hawood, Hunt,
L'ove'.arKl. ' McCartney1, McCatg, Mc
Kmnon. Parmelee, Seybolt, Stewart.
Talboi, Zititmerer 17- -
Mr Speice offered a billl House Roll
33. -entitled ' an. aa. to. auacli Butler
and Polk counties , to,. the ,3d Judicial
district and to Plane'-couniy for Judi
cial purposes" Referred to committee
on Judiciary. - :
Mr Tisdal offered , House Roll 34.
entitled "an act to amend section-11
chapter I of the revised statutes enti
tled agriculture." .
Referred ti Comniktee on Agricul
.Mr Barnard offered House rutl 3o,
entitled ,"an act to amend ihe code of
civil procedare.": . ', :
Housfc'roH 12, "an act providing-for
the paymeut of mileage and per diem
to 'members,' officers and employees of
the Hou-ej antf .incidental expenses ,of
the Legislature. ' Itpad, a third time
and passed. , . .;, ' ,..,.. . ... .
: .- "SENATE- : --A ,i
t-- ;-, -:- t- January 20. ""
Senme opened in the usual form.-" "
' Gere introduced a' petition from J.
B. Mattingly and S6 others, citizens of,
Jefferson county praying for thee-Mab
IishmentAf a P4t Road -Jri8 Tow i-
bi I Range 3 Eat. oq . the Kaosa
line to Lincoln t'ld B'airbury Seward
City. Referred to committee on High
ways, Bridges aud Ferries
Chapin introduced a petition from
citizen of Sounders : couniy praying
for a Herd law. C' -' - : -- '
'&ephenWn- from- Standing Commit
tee on lrorporaiton reported back (he
Bill fur an- Act' to extend the provisions
of the General Incorporation Act r-la
i log io ind-r btednes', and recommended
its passage'Tviihoui; amendment. '
Ordered engrossed and read a thirl
time to morrvw t ' ;
:fIathawNy "f" Standing Commiitee
on-' Elections and Privileges reported
(hat lhey hsA examined the' tesi-HJionj'
iil 'the case of Mo-es H yduntiaiti
contesting ihe -right of Guy C. Bar
nunl to a spat herein a a nember
from the Eleventh ditrict, and fail to
find sutficivnt evidence to sustain the
claims of the conti?taut. , 'The' com
mittee recommend that further action
n the matter be indefinitely postponed.
On motion of M. Gere it a received
and adopted - i i ' :
Gere -'of ''committee on Engrossed
and Enrolled bills reported "an act to
exempt fro'ii sale in executive prop
erty used and kept to xiineuish tires:
nnd a joint r.-olunoti and' ; memorial
for a mail triween 'Lincoln and Fre
inonl ' county enrolled, and ready for
."lUrmlUr ot Pre.-ldeiit ' . ,
Fro t of Standing Committee on Fed
era! relations reoorted back
resolution aicep ing donation xif public
lands for Agricultural College wih
amendments. Rep-rt adopted.
President read the- resignation of.W
H Miller." enrolin g clerk, which was
accepted and W E Sherfey, of Otoe,
elected 'to fill the acaney. - :
Reavis of the Judiciary committee
reported back the Bill abolishing the
death penalty, recommending its pas
sage without amendmet.
Cunningham introduced a resolution
inviting Hon. E S Dundy, Justice of
the "United States Court to a seal upon
the rioor of the Hou-e.- Adopted.'
'Chapin introduced a joint resolution
and memorial la Coiigre9 asking for
a grant of land for the Yankton aud
On motion the Rules were suspen-
ded and ihe resolution read a second
time by it title and referred to com
inittee on Federal relations.
' Stevensop presented a petition of W
Bailey and 16 others, praying for re
lief on account of work dune on tbe
. Chapin gave notice of a bill to pro
vide for locating the Couniy Seat of
Reavis introduced a bill for the dis
posal of the State Internal Improve
mem lands, aud made the following remark.-:
Mr. President: I hold in my hand
a bill,' ''of ''which previous nonce ha
been given, for an act to dispose of the
public lands granted for internal im
provements, which 1 now deire io in
trod uce for the consideration of the
Senate. Before doing that, however.
I a.-k unanimous consent to offer" i
word in explanation, that my moiive-
may not be misunderstood. Thtre are
many Railway corporations in this
State that have no other existence than
that which appears on paper, yet each
proposes to build greal lines of railway,
id all possible directions and to all pos
stble p!acesvand to do which, tliey each
demiud a share of the public lands.
There is not enough of laud to build
this array of , airline Rail Roads,"
and hence our resource; f-Iuuld be hus
landed very carefully. This bill pro
poVes to give' lands to three roads
certainly, and io one other upon cer ain
conditions. , Originally, I had intended
to include in this bill all the Railway
companies heretofore incorporated, and
whose corporate powers have not leen
forfeited by limitation; but on 'careful
examination of the map of the State. 1
find that many of these ' line stretch
through va?i regions of unsettled coun
try wht-re the construction of railroads
is wholly impracticable, not to say im
possible, unless burked by an immense
capital. I have dropped some of these
lines from the Int. but if Sei ators hal
conclude that n is jusr. to the whol
Site to parcel out these lands pro rata
among all the companies; ihnt object
can be attained by so amending tbe
biil. I do not wish to invite the bostil
itv of any section or companv. but sun-
ply desire to open up this question o
the disposition of the internal improve
ment lands, that it may be fairly and
thoroughly discused. and amicably
settled bv this Legislature, and so
introduce the bill in its present shape,
On motion of Uaarwn, the bill was
introduced a bill au-
thorizuii' . a' special lax in Richardson
county;., for the building of a bridge
across me xxemana.
On motioii, the rules'were suspended
and bill read' second iime by it's iitle
and refeired to a committee of Sena
tors from Richardson county.. ' ,
Reavis introduced a' bill" for) an act
for J the' . relief of. the State Normal
School. ' ' ' ' . ' ' " "'
'..Rules suspended,' bill read second
time, by its title and referred to 'Senate
comni ttee on expenditures.
On motion of Chipin the, Senate
went iuto' coiiunitte of) the whole on
bills on their second reading. " ' ;"'-
' Committee rp-'e and ! reported back
to the House S. R. No, I, aud rucom
tiien3ed th- adoption of the amend
ment of Sending Committee, and also
S. B- ,14, and recommended its pas
sage. Adopted. . ,
On motion of Chapiu) S., B NJ..l4.
ordered engrossed and ' read a ttiird i
tune to morrow. .
Select committee ' of Richardson
ounty. reported back' ihe bi!l authori-''
iziug a special tx in RicSardsoti coun '
tyi with amendments. The. report was
adopted, ' ' '' ,' ' I .," " 'J V' ! '
)' Reayis, moved that' a committee of
two be ippointted to notify the House
tlial ihe' Senate was ready to meet the
House in joint convention at twelve
o'clock m. to. canvass the votes for
United" Slates' Si-naforl.'' ' ,
Carried, and, Mes-rs Reavis and
Frit were appointed that committee. ' )
H F.' No. For an' act providing
for tte payment of per diem aud mile
age. for the meiiibersof the Senate and
Hnu's.e of Representatives.
Read Tir'st aud secor.d time .by i.i
title. ' ' ' '.' '" '''
, On motion the Senate proceeded to
the) Hal of 'the House of Represenia
lives to meet in joint convention.
, After the adjournme tit ot ihe Jinj
convention the JStuate met and on iuu
;'.' ..':. .iiouj':..!;1"; 'j. '
Brush preserned a petition signed by
21 citizens (or a herd law in Lancas
ter county from May 1st to Dc-ccmLer
1st. Committee on agriculture. ,
McCatg a remonrtroace from citi
zens o Cass county, against a herd
law. Committee u aariculure.
HifjouJ a remonstrance arBinst a
general herd law
"Committee ou ag-
Siew art presented
ci'.zena of Joh son
for a Siate Read.
a 'petition from
Roads. .- ' ' ; ' .. .
Liveliind Trom Cotnrniitee on Ways
ami M'.-au-, reprr!d back Semite B.U
No 1, with Mb amendment. '
Blakely from the' Cominittee 'on' Cor
p uaiions, reports batk II. R. 2S with
Hiii'-ndnit-lit. " " - .
Brewster, from the Committee on
T.,1.,. I -..J." ,....1 k..,.t. .l :
uwiii. uauu.-, icruucu oacK tuts pell -
uon rraying tnat it.e btatd land be
eld ior actu.U settlers.
Z mmerer f rom the Cominittee on
ijiniirra ion, trleted the followinu.
Resolved, That the Governor be most
respectfully requested to furnish a re
ort ot the Board of Eiiiiyraiion fur
the use of the House.
A the following:
Resolved, That each member of this
be allowed two daily papers published
in ine Stale, io be' selected, by himself.
Br-wsier offered th fcllowing: )
Resolved Tliat the Hall of 'Repre
sentatives, be tendered to the.aiaie
Board of Agriculture for their meeting
ihis afternoon Resolunou was with
McCartney called for the special
order of Hie morning upon which the
House went into Commitiee of hole
Seybolt of Cass co. in the chair.
The chairman stated thai the special
order wa the contested election case
of Parker vs Brush.
The majority repjrt was then read
'On motion, the minority report and
depositions were read by the chairman
Bru,--h took the floor In his 'own de
fence, but was ioterrupted in the midst
of hia able argument, by the arrival of
ihe time for the joint session of both
Houses to compare the votes of yester
day.,., , , ,
O amotion the comm'ntee rose,., re
ported progress and asked leave to sit
again. A. mo'ion was adopted that the
House go. into committee f the whole
ou thb same sul iect at 2 o'clock this
The President and members of Sen
ate were here announced, and the two
Houses went into a
: Roll of ihe Senate and. House were
called by the cleiks, and t quorum - of
each were present S -j much cf ihe
journals of each House for yesterday
as relates to the election of U. o oena
tor, was read by the respective clerks
Ti e President then declared' Thos
W, Tjplon duly elected U S .Senator
for the term of ix years from the 4
day of March 1S69.
On motion the i'jint committee ad
iourned sine die "
. The House resumed its reguiaY ses
sioD, a motron prevailed io lake a re
cess till 2 o'clock. . , .
' " AFTEBNOOIf SEEsiofA.
The House reajsemWed at two c-'cleck
and immediaiely went into a commit,
tee of the whole, Seybolt on the "chair.
"Mr. Brush resumed his 'argument
and made a teiliog speech. :..,,:
.Furay of Douglas moved that; tbe
contestant II. W. Parker be allowed
to make an answer if he wished.
Parker said as the': 'commitfee'ou
"Piriveleges and Elections" who made
the majority report and had .all the eui-'
deuce before theiu would probably go
over, the , whole ground, he would say
nothing' . ,
Snoo&'look the floor iri defence of
the majority report and was sustained
by BrusUi mj .-r-i i ? a m r-.'.:,
.Churth next spoke in favor of Par
ker and was followed by Furay of
Douglas in favor of Brush. ' '
Mr. Gardner, chairman of Judiciary
committee made a very able argument,
sustaining the report of the luaj irity,
and was answered bv Mr. I. rush.
Thr question then came up on the
amendmeri. offered l y the minority cf
the comuvtiee, to the resolution-, of
the, majority of the committee as. fol
lows: , 4 . .. . .
'Resolved, .That Marcus Brush is en',
titled (u the 'seat he new occupies as a
member thereof from the' 9;hr Repre
sentativet District of the . State of Ne
braska. 0. Adopted.. . ., , .
On motion committee rose and re
ported progress to ihe House'.' '
' A call of the Houe-was demanded,
and BreWster and Pannele were ab
sent. . Tbe Sergect at arms was sent
to bring ihejn in.
Brew.-ter now came in, and on mo
lion of Griffen, further proceedings
under the .call were dispensed with
and the question came up on the adop
tion of the amen liuent.
The yeas and nays being demar.de 1
resulted m follows:
Yeas Chase, Evans, Furay, Ha
giod Hum:' Loveland. '"McCartney
McCaig. Mclvtnnon N-iffzigger, Rath
man, Seyb.jlt, Smith, Spiece, Sleinmari,
Stewart, Stouir Tl-da.l &. Tullis 10. i
Nays Birnard, Blakely, Brewer.
Brewster. Church,' Crow. Ftchie, Fox.
Gardner.'HoileV Jones, Shook, Talbot
and Zimmerer 14. . . - '
Absent or not voting Paruiele, Par-
hand Rhodes-, . -
The question ihen came up on the
'esolution as amended ' which was
adopted by the above vote: '
Adjourned.- ... . '
Tile Oldest City in Hie VTorSd.
Damascus is the oldest ciiy in iLe
world. Tyre and Suion have crum
bled on tbe 6hore; Balbc is a ruiu;
iiltiiyra is bureJ. in u deseii; Nii-e
ah and. Babylon have disappeared
rom th Titi nr.d ' Euphru'es. Da
mascus remains v!ifl it was before the
days of Abraham a cenne of trace
ud trvel .in island of verdure in tee
desert "a. presidential capital wiui
maiti il and sacred associations extend
ing throiigh thirty centuries. - It ' was
near Damascus that Saul of Tarsus
saw the light above the brightness of
the sun: the f tree, which is called
Straight, in which it was said ""he
prayed " still runs through the city.
The caravnn comes and goes as it did
over- a thousand years aga; there, is
still a sheik, the ass, and trie water
wheel; the merchauts of Euphrate
and ibe Mediterranean still "occupy"
these with "multitude of their wares"
The- city which Mahnmet ; surveyed
from a neighboring. height, . and was
afraid to enter "because it. was given
to man to have, but vne paradise, and
for his part he was resolved hot to have
one in this wot Id," is to this day wf.at
Join n railed the "eye of the East." as
it was in ihe time of uaiah "the head
of Syria. Frni Damascus came the
damson, our blue plums, and the deli
cious apricot of Portugal called damas
co; damask, eur beautiful 1 fabric of
cotton aud silk,' with vines and flowers
raised upon a smooth,, bright ground;
the camask "rose, introduced into Eng
land tn the time of Henry VII.. the
Damascus blade, so famous the world
ver for its keen edge and wonderful
elasticity, the secret of . whose manu
facture was lost when Tanieralne car
ried off ths artist into Persia; aud lha.
beautiful art of inlaying with wood and
steel, silver and gold, a kind of mosaic
ngravmg and sculptural united
called damaskeuing with which boxes
bureaus, swords and guns are crna
meuiea- it is f-tiu me city oi nowers
and bright waters; the sireames of
Lebanon and the. "river of gold' stilt
murmur and spirlie in the Wilderness
of Syrian gardens..
Naby approves the scheme of Mr.
Johnon for psym'g the public debt.
He says: ' T
"Johnson's policy soots - me.- He
lakes ihe debt which bears interest
and in the mo.t simple manner possi
ble, makes the interest pay the princl
pal.' He take this boa constrictor.'
puts its tail io its moa b end makes it
eat itself up. Sich financial t-kill hez
bin ekalled by few and surpassed by
James Lining, of Lasalie, Illinn-,
late volunteer iieutenant in the United
States navy, calls on all officers who
served in the Western flotilla and Mis-'
sissippi sqcadron during the war, to
assemble nt Cairo, February 18 h.and
form a society si rilar in character to
that ot the Armies cf the lcnaiet,
Oimberlscd, Obto and Georgia.
I lie Vim:iu aiud. ilie Cr V.
At a certain 'cross roads io ibe State
of Alabama stood a ': small grocery or
whisky shop, r where "bust heac': end,
'chain lightning'were dealt out o tbe
tbirsiy uuwashed at five cents a drmk
or twenty cents a quart;- -The presi-'
ding geniu of this jielectabia iustitu
tuu was one Bill Sykes,, who aiaong.
various pets had a. domesticated crow,
bl.ick as the ace of spades,' ' This crowt
hrxj learned amot-g ether things to ra-'
peat quite plainly the words 'ditmri
you!" which he of course heard fre.
uent!y used in ihe gallery. , - Durjog
the prevalence of n. knock-down nni
drag out fight one day. however, the
crow was'' frightened from home and
flew to the -woods, never to return.
, About ihre-e mtl,f rra ibe grocery
was a settlement meeting house, an old
tumbled down affair, on certain, occa .
sions when a 'circuit rider happened
that way.' Into this building wnt the
crow taking peaceable possession;- two-
days after the church was thrown cpea
tor preaching, and a large, crowd as
sembled, among whom wa a very old
lady, who was compelled to U8ecrutch-a
es in walking, vho took her seat to
he front pew and was soon deeply ab
sorbed in the eloquence of the preacher.-
l ha reverend gentleman hr d hardly
got under full headway aud commenc
ed thundering his i nathemas at' all
grades of sinners, l when a hoarse.
croaking voice from above uttered the
Tue preachtr ''and congregation
looked aghas: a such' protoa ty, and
each peered into bis neighbors face in
vain io detect seme sign of guilt. Quiet
was at length restored, however, and
ihe sermon proceeded; but ere ten
ninuies had elapstd the ominous
l damn you!" again electrified the audi.
nee, and just as the preacher cast his
yes upward to search for the del n-.
tuent. the crow flew down from, lis
lierch, and alightin " on the Bibli
calmly surveyed the terrified crowd,
and gave another doleful croak: i
"Damn you!".. : ... ',
Tea effect was electrical. Giving
one startling and terrified glance at the
ntruder the preacher sprang from a
aiiidow, carrying sash, glass and all
with bun, and set off. at a break neck
p ce through the woods, closely fol
lowed by his horror s:ricken congrega
tion, who bad piled out of the building
pell mell after him. In the general
scramble the old lady with the crutches
had been knocked, down in the church.
where she lay unable to . rise; aud on
observing her, the craw who was after
something to eaf, flew down beside heri
and cockirg up his ey at her very
knowu-gly. croaked out:. '.
"Damn yot! .
The old lady eyed him savagely for
a moment, and tben broke forth in a
tone of reckless defiance:
"Yes,-and damn you too! I Lad
nothing, to do with getting up tbi
Methodist meeting and you know it!"
The poor old soul had mistaken the
crow for the devil, and concluded, if
possible, to propitiate his Satanic ma
jesty by denying all complicity in tie
afiair. The world is full of lust such
people. . , . :,
Sharp Practice. Nantucket ia famous
for pretty girls, excellent fisbiug.'Vquan
tum,,; and good stories. One of the lat
ter is told of in inhabitant of the island
who lost bens from his roost. To detect
ihj th tf, he placed u Hharp scythe :n a
ros'tion to do cmtcned by the criminal
as soon as be opened the djor. Tb next
morning ibera was blood upon the b:ude,
but no bens were missing. I be gentleman
did net bunt for wounded hands', and in
it abort tima went to California, Te urn
ing after an abnerice of several years.
There used to live on Nantucket one of
the largest storytellers, for a younir man,
in 'be commonwealths .He was quite pop.,
ular, however, and had a good deal of
"brass," and cn election days oouid get
oat more voters than ttny othr native of
'be island Ho waa 'stirring up' voter
one day, and carae upon the returned
Oalifornian. ' "Hello, J5- said the
latter, ''ve me a ride to the polit!"
"No!" said B , with an oath. "A
man as puts eovthoa in ' his henroost,
hall nsver rids with Ejet' B was
never prosecuted for the confession.
A tavern keeper in ono of -tbe small
towns of Wisconsin, employed nn honest
old German blacksmith to d) a certain
jjb, for wh'Ch be paid the cash at once.
Afterward a neighbor got a eirniUr- job
done, on credit, for a less price. Upon
being asked tho reason, the blacksmith
replied: .'You xee, I have io much
sharge on my bo'k, and I zometimcs
lose 'em, and zo, Ten I have a good cash
customer, I shtrge good prio, bur .ven I
put it ob my book, I do not like to sbarga
zo.niuch; to if 'em never pars, I no loza
zo much. . .." ,
A rniniter waa, one Sabbath morning,
examining a Sunday School in cateobism,
before tbe congregation. Tbe osual qne
tions were put to the first girl, who ma
ally assisted her father, who was a pub
lican, io waiting upon ths custosers.
What is your nmer No reply'. -What
in your name?' he repeated1. "Nune of
jour fun, Mr. Miaister," said tbe girl;
"you" know my name well enough.
l)on't: yon say, -wa jan exma to our
bousa on anigb:, 'Bet, bring me 10019
ale!" ' .' " " . ' ' " ' -
- It is stated that there are numbers of
young men now wearing corsets and
'hat so ne of them .do not. hesitate to-
i borrow ;tu,ir,couiples:ioc5 from cafrwae'
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