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VOL. 4.
PL,TTMOUril, NHBKASKA, THURSDAY, FEBUUAftV 4, 1809.
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THE HERALD
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ATTOllXEY AT LAW,
PLATTSMOUTH - - SEHUASKA.
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ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
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JOSEPH SCHLATER,
WATCYHAKER and JEWELER,
Main Street,
PLATTSMOUTII, - - NEBRASKA
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milled to his cre will be warranted.
April 10, lri5.
Plattsmouth IViiils.
V. HiUSKL, Proprietor.
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,n repairrd and r'-'""''J in thor-
o-i-h runui:i(; orJer
Custoia work Uone on suuii
100,000 I?us!acls or A Ucai
Wute.l iraneJiately,
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fine will p.tl'l.
aug'ic tf
J. N. ISE,
General Lift, AccUcn!, l ire, Inland and
Trar.sU
INSURANCE AG3NT
Win t.ke risks t ret
Dnabler it-sinthc most reliabl
C upaui. iu the United Slat.-a
tf -OJce at the book store, l'l.
nr cnth, Nebras
niay21dif ,a.lliiiery & WrcsmaIiiiS
at mis a. m. ukspais a Mss. e.p. K.-sit
OpposUe the Ci'ij link- ry.
lire woaldrc,8Ctful!y announc to '1'" l-'e"
of I'laitsmouth nd vi. in.ty that h
K-c-ired alargeaod well seized 'ockof NMuicr
' L i c nYi.i.ng of Flowers, Kibhons, Telvtl. dre
t . n jl c .gc. We Wl the chapes. g;o
V.M. iei.y- can ceot0m. ..e a 1 our
7.M co.tomor.and a many new one-, ''J,'"'
w, h a call. All kinds of wo. k In our I in- d-ne to
. ir. Perfecnatasfaction siren or noeharsest
mystf
HEALTH G0MF0nrt AMD
ECONOMY,
3 Jl LA SOyS FOll BOARDl.SG
wltb
GEO. W. COLVl,
ft i p STRFF.T. --- Pl.ATrSMOCTa
' Tf J blocks northwest of Brick School-House.
HE has a BA TTT HO CSE, fre-; to patrons;!.
r.ius ara well veatiiated, and hm prices arn
reasonable. - Ja1:M nlotf.
capt. . Linoo & CO.,
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
Wines and Liquors,
Aiso a rery cho'ce selection of
Tobacco and Cigars,
M-iin street, w?ond door mt of Seymour House,
Nebraska City, Nebraska.
Are jnft receiving a new f-tock i f Grnvir.e Ohi
iourlten diret frou I'cnrbnn eiy, Ky., Bitters,
H. irryltw
SENATE.
' January 26, 1S69.
Senate opened iu usual lorm.
Keavis of committee on Judiciary,
reported beck bill to provide for itie
Bppointdient of Notaries public and to
ur-uue ineir autiey. wnnout amenameol
and recommended its passage.
Clerk of the House reported thnt tb
Houe bad passed Joitu Resolution and
memorial of the Senate, to Gen. U. S
Grant, President elect of the United
Slates. .
Stevenson of Special Committee o
Lice county, reported bill to vacate
Alley, Sec . in Nebraska City: with re
commendation (hat it pass. Rules sus
pendt-d and bill pajd.
Gere of Committee on Engrospf
and Enrolled bills, reported S. R.-1S
correctly encro.-sed.
Chapin of committee of Con'erence
reported substitute far House amend
merit to S. B. No. 1. "
Reavia iuiroduced ; S. , If. No. SO
for an act to cream aBjard cf Jncorpo
ration. . ' " '
Porter introduced Senate Bill No.
31, "An Act to ameod Sentior. 69. of
Chapter 25 Revised Stalutes, entitled
Incorporation." Rules suspended; bill
read second time by its title and re
fetred to standicir conimiuee on I icor
pnration.
Taylor, by leave, introduced Senate
Bui No. 32. An Act fo provide for the
sale mi unsol J lots ana mocks on tne
town site of Lincoln and for the loca
tion and erecimn of a State Lunatic
Asylum. State University and Agricul
tural College
On motion of M.ij-.rs, rules were
suspended, bill read second lime by its
title and referred to standing commit
tee on Public Buildings.
On motion of CL&piu, it was ordered
printed.
Majors pave notice of bill for an act
to amend Section 1, of an Act to re
strain Stfine from running at large in
the State; also, of a bill to provide for
the Register of voters.
Gere of the committee on Ensrosed
und Enrolled bills, reported H. R. No.
i"J. presented to the Governor for his
approval.
Chapin. by leave, introduced S R.
7. Join! Resolution relating to wertnin
claims of the Siate of Nebraka,
against the General Government.
Read lrt and 2d 'line.
Housh Roll 7. An act to amend tec
tions 1. 3. 20- 21. 22 end 3S of an aoi
tn incorporate Nebraska City, read 2.1
tirr.e by its title and referred to special
committee from Oioe County.
bills os 2d heading.
Were taken up s follows: Senate
No. 1, rad 2d time; Senate 23. read
econd time and referred to Juditiary
committee. Senate 26. read second
lime and referred to Judiciary commit
tee; Senate 24, read second time aod
referred to committee on Counties;
Sanate 13. reported back from com
mute on Agriculture with amendment
with a recommendation that it pass.
Taylor of st-leci committee of D.uj
las county reported back Senate 21,
and recommended its passage without
amendment ordered engrossed for 3d
reading to-morrow.
Taylor reported also Senate No. 22
and recommended its passage; it wa
ordered engrossed for third reading to
morrow.
Majors of committee on Militarv
Affairs reported back Senate 29 an
act making appropriation to pay mill tn
claims with a recommendation thai it
pass without amendment.
On motion of Gere the bill was or
dered engrossed for third reading to
morrow.
Hathaway by leave introduced a pe
tition of J. T Hoover and 49 others, in
Cass county, asking for a Herd Law:
referred to the committee on Agricul
ture.
Mr. President read a communication
from the Secretary of State iranstiit
tir.g the annual report of the Auditor,
which, on motion, was laid upon the
Table.
On motion of Chapin the Senate
wen', into committee of tne whole upon
BILLS ON 3d READING. -.
BtUs on 3d reading were taken up,
ard Senate No 18. an act to provide
for refundin? to the tax payers of Fall
City, in Richardson county, a spec al
Bridge tax heretofore levied and col
lected therein, was rassed.,
House Roll 30, an act to vacate the
alley in Block No. 1, as designated
upon the original plat of Sou-.h Nebras
ka Cut. read 3d time and passed -
Senate Bill No 1, an act to transfer
ink-in" and Military Fund to General
fund, read 3d time and. passed.
Adjourned.
HOUSE.
January 26. 1S69.
Rhodes presented a pennon from
22 citizens of Johnson county for a
herd hw.
Hi good presented a remonstrance
against a herd law from twenty four
constituents.
Parish presented two petitions from
consti.uents for. a general herd law.
Fitchie presented a remonstrance of
. Walter and others against & herd
law in Otoe precinct. Otoe county.
Stewart from the committee on En
rolled bills reported bill for mileiga
and per diem of the members, properly
enrolled.
Fitchie offered tlie following:
Resolved, That a box with a lock be
furnished rath desk, in which to keep
the mail of absen memt.ers Some
discu-ion arose in which Griffen, Mc
Canney, Zimmerer, and Fuchie took a
part, after which or. motion, the further
consideration of the resolution was in
definitely postponed.
Tuliis gave nniice of a bill for sale
and di-position of the salu e lands of
the S ate.,
. Parish, of a bill to amend chapier
forty of the revised statutes, entitled
Toads-."' , ; "
cfiook ottered a ri;l enti.Ied '-an act
to license and regulate the sale of Ii-
fjuors. . , .
btout introduced tl. li.. 5U, an act to
regulate the pas-er ger fare and car
riage of freight on all railroads in the
State of Nebraska
Read a second tune and referred to
a select conimitiee c oasisling of Furay
btout and Tisdel.
T'rewster introduced II R 51. an
oct to authorize G W, Bridges and II
II Shields to erect a mill dam across
Blue river.
BILLS ON 2l READING
House Roll No. 4. an net authori
zinr County Commissioners io pay
back pay and fees to idhcers in crim:
nal cases.
In. the absence of Parmele the con
sideration of this bill was postponed
un'il to morrow.
House Roll 2S. nn net to amend
charter 53 Revised Statutes, entitled
Towns.
Referred to a special committee of
one for revision.
H R. No 40. an act in amend sec
592. title 16 of the code ef civil proce
dure. Indefini ely nosiponed.
H R. 41 an act to amend section
60. chapter second, title 16 pf the code
of civil procedure. Indefinitely post
poned. II R 43. an act for the relief of
bn Dee. Orderpd engrossed.
II R 43 ion t memorial and reso
utioo to Congress asking for the re
a m w i
moral or me fawnee lnoian, trom
their present reservations. Read a 2d
nrd 3d lime and passed.
BILLS ON 3d IIIIMKC.
House Roil 44. an act for a herd
law for Oak Creek precinct, Saunders,
couniy. Re committed to the commit
tee on Agricumire.
House Roll 17. an act to repeal sec
on 9 on page 272 of revis-d statutes
H. R 19, an act to prohibit the sale
of intoxicating liquors on days of elec
tion Passed
Spiece voted "no," but explained his
vole
Seybolt reported back the memorial
nd joint resolution io Congress ask
ing for the Otoe n.iJ Missoan Indian
reservations, without amendment, and
recommends its passage. Passed,
On motion the House adjourned.
SENATE
January 27.
Senate opened in usual form.
Goodwill presented petition of Sam
uel S. Scott and 36 others, asking fi.r
a herd law in Bun County. Referred
to cumnttuee on Agriculture.
Chapn presented petition of A.
Towner and forty others, asking for a
State Road from ' Lincoln to Oak
Groves thencp via Ulysses, Pepprvil!e
across the P atte, cppoite Columbus,
and the appointment ,,f three Comniis
si'-ners to run ar.d locate th same
Mtij irs presented petition of Wm B
Philips and fifty otnere, a-king for n
law to pre vf in bwine from running at
Inrci in Nemaha . coun:y. Referred
to Commrtee on Agncubure.
Cunningham presented petition of
James R. Cain and 20 others remon
strating against the rem-jva' of Hon
O. P. Mason from the first Judicial
Diririct
.Reavis of S?anding Commi tee on
Judiciary to whom was referred House
Roll No 1. A bill for an act for hold
ing term of Supreme Court, report'-d
it tack with recommendation thai it do
pass. Also. Senate No 33 for an act
io amend Sec 10, Chapitr 16 of Re
vised Statutes and moved suspension o!
rules, that bdl be read second time and
retired to committee of whole, which
was agreed to.
Frost of commifee on Federal Re
lalions, reported bock Memorial and
J-int Reso'unon Prayinc Congress for
a gram of land to aid in the construc
tion of a railrod front Yankton to Co-luftibu.-,
recommending its passage.
Hathaway introduced Senate Roll
No 8, Joint Resolution appropriating
300 io assi.-l in the organization of a
colony to setile up the Republican
River, and mo ed suspension of iuie,
and bill reud second lime and referred
to special committee from Ca-s county
Frost moved an .indefinite postpone
ment, which wa agreed to.
Stevenson of committee on lncorpo
rations reported back bill for an act to
inc rporate cilies of l.st c'ass, ann re
commended its passage with amend
ment, providing for appointment of Po
lice Judge by riiy council
House Roll 43, Memorial and Joirj
Resolution for the removal of the Paw
nee Indians from their reservation.
Read 1st time.
House Roll 40. Memorial and Joint
Resolution rtljtive to a treaty lor the
purchase of Ueservatioca of Otoe and
Mi souri Indians. - ,
Reavis of Judiciary committer repor
ted back Senate No. 26 to fix the time
I of holding Courts in Lincoln county
recommending us pasage 'without
amendment.' ."....:
Taylor moved that rules le su pen
ded and Senate No 30. an act to ere
ate a board of Emigration, be rend 2d
time by its title and refired to Com
miuee of the whole. Carried. -
On motion of Hathfcway,' Senate
went into committee or tne wnole on
bilis on second reading. - -
The bill for the abolition of the
death penalty was taken up -and dis
cussed by Messrs Reavis, Harnuip and
Uere in favor of, " and r rost against
the bill.
Committee rose and asked leave to
sit again.
Senate took a reces until 2;30 p.nv
Afternoon Session Seriate met
and went into committee of the whole
upon Bill- on 2d reading and resumed
the discussion of ihe bill to ubolish the
Death Penalty. Messrs Cunningham.
Barnum and Reavis spnaking in its
tavor. and Messr- Stevenson. Majors
and Frost against iLi ' ' .
Committee rose , and reported the
bill hack to the Senate wii a . recom
mendation that it do not pss.
The repori of the Committee was
adoned bw the following vote:
Yea Messrs Ashton. Chapin Frost,
Goodwill, Hathaway. Maj irs, Porter,
Stevenson and Mr President. -
Nay Barnum, Cunningham, Gere
and Reavis.
The bill was indefinitely postponed.
The President signed the bill to va
cate alley in. Nebraska City.
Gere of committee on Engrossed
and Enro'ltd bi'Is reported Senate No.
1, Senate No 4. Sem.te No 29, and
Senate No. 24, correctly engrossdd.
Adjourned.
HOUSE.
Jan- 27.
Rhodes of Johnson county, preserved
petition of Lreorge JJelons and 221
other citizens of Johnson county J ray
fng for a herd law for that county. Re
ferred to committee on Agriculture.
Blakely presented a remonstrance
againt a herd law fh Gag county
Mclvennon presented a petition from
iir lirrriKins ana otners ror a state
road from AhUnd to Nebraska City.
Also of V. P. Suell and 50 others for
th same.
Furay preser.tpd a petitien of W. P
P. St. Clair and 79 other citiz-ns of
Plaite county, prajing for the forma
tion ota new county to be called Col
fax couniy.
Seybolt presented petition of W. H.
Fuller and 200 others of Seward coun
ty, for an act allowing the people to
vote on the re location of the county
seat of said county.
Rathmann presented a petition for a
general herd law.
Spiece presented a remonstrance of
Charles H Wheeler and others against
detaching any portion of Platte county
to form a new county. J
Crow from the committee on eccoums
and expenditures, reports Senate 19
and recommends its passage
Fuchie offered the following:
Resolved, That the Secretary of
Slate he instructed to furnish each
member of the House with a pen knife
to be accounted for as stationery and
postage-
Seybolt gave notice of a bill, suppli
mentary to an "Act entitled an Act. for
the revision of ihe School Law
Also, a bill to crnate th olce of State
Superintend snt o Public Inntrucrions
Also, a bili creating the office of Omn
ty Superintendunt of Sobools, and define
duties of same. . ;
Spiece offered bill for a S'ate road
from Columtiu. latte county, to St. He
lena, in Cedar countv.
Fitchie offered a bill to amend the Reg
is'rv Law of Nebraska.
Ziniprer oflVrpd a bill regulating th
protection of all kinds of wild bird in
Nebraska.
BILLS ON THEIR FIRST READING.
Stewart offered H. R. 52, "An Act t
dispose of the State Lands granted o
Nebraska for worts of internal improve
meats."
Rales suspended, rend a second time
bv its title and refered to a speoiitl com
mittee of five, consisting of Messrs. Sey
bole, Stewart, Loveland, JlcUar ney and
Parrish.
Tuliis off -red II. R. 53 '-An Act to re
(train stock from running at large in Lan
castor county. Referred to a special com.
mittee of t ree."
II R. 55, ,-An Act to restrain stock
from running a large in Stnfford Pre
cinet, Sarpv county.'' Referred to coin
mittee on Agriculture.
Mr. Strout introduced II R. 36, "An
Act to locate a State road fa im Blair in
'ashington co. to intersect the ' Terri
torial road from West Point, Cumming
co.. to orth fork, .Madison oo ,at or
near Plum Creek in Cummig co."
Referred to Special Committee of three
:? Mr. Parmel offered II. R. 57, An Aet
to prhibit the introduction of Texas or
Cherolr. cattle into the btate. Kerrrd
t3 committee of tho Whole at two o'clock
this afternoon.
On motion of Mr. Sevbolt the House
went in'o a committee of tha Whole on
bills on id rendincr
The committee took up II. R. 57, "'An
Act to restrain stock from running at
large in the State of Nebrtssa:
The first five sections were taken up
n" dicueed and amended after which
tha committee rose and at 12 o'clock
the House took a raess till 2 o'clock p.
no.
AFTERNOON SESSION.
House reassembled at two o'clock and
immediately went into a committee, of
the Whole on bills on the 2d reading.
Griffin io the chair.
Ti e whole afternoon w&a taken up In
discussing the general herd law, and
every section was . amended and re
am ended and finally ' reported back to
the II use with a recoruendntion that it
pas.. .'"' 1 . . , !
,Th House ordered it engrossed for a
3d reading to morrow."-'
06 motion House adjourned at 4 30.
Researches at Jerusalem.
A corresp mdeut of " .he New York
Times writes from Jerusalem as fol
lows: '
The discoveries made hitherto may
be summed up briefly. The south wall
of ihesacred area. Huram el Shereef
within which stood the teoople, has
been explored io the very foundations
li is fjund ihat in one place the wai
was not less than one: hundred and
eight feet high. At the lowest pi iut
of the wad, which is now determined
to b- also the lowest poin. of the Tyro
pec-on valley, he discovered a small
pasj-age, which he explored for some
one hundred feet, of very ancient con
strucnon, and evidently Intended to
carry off the .-upei (Iuhus water Pre
vious to this di.-covery it had been sun-
posed that the lowest point wa h
.ouihwet angle of the wall where was
he great nrch. known as the Robinson
Arch. Visitors to Jerusalem will re
member the spring at the -old arch at
this point. They will be gratified to
learn that al! the' coni -riures with ref
erence to what formerly stood there
have been abundantly verified. No'
only was there n splendid arch cross
ing the Tyropccon valley at this point
ibe span of which was . forty feet
across and the voossoirs and ruins of
which now lie buried in the debris; but
beneath the old arch, covered with a
pavement, built presumably to covr
these ruins, he the stoaes of an arch
older still, perhaps the arch bmlt by
Solomon himself The complete in
vestigation of this arch has been a long
and costly undertaking, but its impor
tance is very great.
On the easi side of th" Haram wall j
lies the valley of the Kedron. Lieut, j
Warren, by a series of shafts and
borings, has ascertained that the pres
ent bed of the stream is not. less than
forty feet higher thin the old bed the
bed having been raised by ihe onor
inous masses, of debris and ruins that
have been hurled over into the valley.
By the last letter from Jerusalem we
received a p'an of the system of cham
bers discovered ai Wjls-on's Arch high
er up on the western wall, near the
-Wailing Place." of the Jews. Liem
Warren has discovered, at a depth of
some fi'ty feet below the surface of the
ground, avast system of chamber and
passages. These chambers, whose use
has not yet been decided, are mostly
about twe.Ive feet square, vaulted and
filled up with rt bbish or water. About
eighteen have been opened, of which
it is conjectured that two or three are
if .Saracenic or:gin, and the rest of
Jewish. They branch off right and
ind left along a great passage. This
has been followed up tor a distance of
two hundred and fifty feet, it destina
tion being yet uncertain, and its use
problematical. Perhaps however, it
was a secret passage for troops The
discovery is intensely in'eresting, and
may lead to singular and most impor
tant results. '
NEBRASKA.
We publish the following extract
from a letter signed by numerous citi
zens of Oue county to Rev. R Wake,
of Wilmingt.m, 111. This gentleman
was the leader of a large colony of
English Immigrants that settled in
Palmyra precinct, Otoe county, about
three years since. This testimonial
to him for his services in locating them
in so favored a section of our free
country, shows their appreciation of
Nebraska: - ,
"Whilst we express our acknowl
edgment of these valuable services,
gratuitously rendered, we must not
omit the opportunity of expressing oui
appreciation of the magnanimous poll
cy of the United S'aies government, in
opening up the public domain alike to
the foietgn, as well as the native born
citizen
To place an alien on perfect equal
ity with a native, is an act of noble leg
islation unrivalled in hi-iory.
.' The State government of Nebraska
ha- also passed laws n the same gen
erous spirit giving to the foreigners
etiial ' privileges with a native born
citizen, after a residence of only six
months whilst most of ihe Stales re
quire a residence of five years.
-We cordially reed omend this State
as a desirable field of emigration to
such of our countrymen of industrious
habrs as may have sufficient means to
commence farmiag."
There was once an independent old
lady, who. speaking of Adam's naming
all the animals, said she didn't think
he deserved any credit for naming the
pig any person would know what to
call him.
; i lire viu WiuST
A correspondent of Pomeroy'a Dem
ocrat, published at New York City
containsthe following interesting items
in relations to our city and surrounding
country; it also speaks very highly of
Capt. Murp'ij'a Colony scheme.
Plattsmucth. Nebraska,
' - Dec. 22, lSUS.
, After roving around the mountains
in the Bear rwer country, at tbs termi
iius of he Union Pacific Railway, and
traveling thence easiward south of that
line of road, through the Indian coun
try, and ou through' unsurveyed West
ern Nebraska, along down the Repub
hcau river, the finest valley of land we
have ever seen, to the western termi-
dus of the Atchison Railroad; diverg
ing at this point, and wandering along
to a northwesterly direction till at last
we "brought up" at this beautiful little
town of Plattsmouth, situated on the
west bank of the "'Big Muddy," four
miles so Jib of the juucnon of the
Platte and Missouti rivers. Nestled
down among the bilis, with a comman
ding view, of the Missouri river and
many miles of the valley lands of the
Missouri slope, on the Iowa : side, a
varied and picturesque rcenery on all
sides makes this really an attractive
place Two thousand souls call it
home; and a representation of fifty
business houses in all tranches, two
grist and two saw mills, four churches.
bstantial structures, all of them, a
fine brick court house, 6chool bouses in
abundance; a county newspaper.wbich
is as black as the bartof evenaThad
Stevens' Radical could wish; and last,
but not least, the cosiest, most home i
I ke hotel we have found in the West,
Altogether, you have a sketch of a live
y. go ahead little "burgh," which wil
soon boast of a railroad both East and
West.
A vast amount of agricultural lands.
among the best in the State, are trib
utary to this point, making it an advan
tageous one for capital seekers io inve.-t
their surplus cash in. Time and not
far in the future, either will develop
his into a busy, bumming town, full ot
lite, energy, and wealth, or else we
are mistaken.
BUILDING RAILROADS.
We have seen many things of interest
have seen men lay seven and three
uarters miles of railroad track in
twelve hours have seen a railroad
under construction during the moon
light hours have seen unceasing her
culean labor performed hour after
hour, nijht and day, for weeks; and
that too, in a country ful of danger.
novelty and newness. Thousands ol
miles in the interior of this vast conti
nent are hundreds up. n hundreds of
the bene and sinew of the land accom
plishing the grandest work of ihe age
the building of an international rail
way of such proportions as to dazzle
the mind.'
SICUTS TOWARDS SUNDOWN.
We have seen various tribes of the
poor 'Lo" family, and discovered no
romance about them; nothing but bru
tal ty, degradation, and murder in their
appearance. We have seen immense
uresis, gigantic trees, snowy peaked
mountains, beautiful valleys, great and
mall rivers; mountain springs, cold
aud sparkling, filled with speckled
trout, some of which weigh six pounds;
have seen and sported among the buf
falo, the antelope, the black tailed
deer, the elk. and .many coyotes and
numerous amounts of the feaihery
tribe. It is a great, glowing, beauti
ful country! We have visited the
mining districts, and have seen the
bright thitung gold separated frrm its
rocky tomb to gladden the heart of
man; we have seen men hung by the
one, two, and three at a time; have seen
one man shoot ani ther across a dining
table, while partaking of a repast
And we have seen, in a crowded room.
many derringers in sight, and beard
the sharp bur r-rof tl e bullets passing
freely around, strong men drop dead
in their tracks without a moan or a
i .
groan, some wun many curses snout
ing as they staggered away with the
arms of death about th m. other with
a wild despairing cry, caused by a
death wound, wildly flinging their
arms io the air. vainly clutching: for
life, and breathing out blood wi.b ev
erv blasphemous word uttered, fall
away and pass to their long horn", uo
heeded and uncared for. Many, very
many things havewe seen that we have
not time to note or space to spare, but
which some day we will give to your
hundreds of thousands of readers.
WESTWARD BO.
As the minds of a vast majority of
people Eisl of the Mississippi River,
even down io the Atlantic Coast, ihous
ands of whom are readers of the Dem
ocral, are tending Westward, and are
gathering all the information possible
from this section, we will give them a
bit of information that will interest
many and may benefit some.
We refer to the organization of col
onies in this section for the purpose of
moving on still farther Westward. In
order to give the reader a general idea
we will refer to a case in point; and as
we receive direct and from the best
authority, our information can be
trict!y relied upon. Capt. E B M'ir
phy.of this place a gentleman whd
has spent a number of years in the far
West, an old pioneer, a man well
known heeavaj, of strict integrity
and upright character, gives us the fol
lowing information:
He will start ou or about the first of
April next, from Plattsmouth. with
from one hundred to two hundred men,
I '.illy equipped and provisioned for a
year, for a section of country lying in
Southwest Nebraska, on the Republi
can, river an uusurveyed range of
country, but the most beautiful in all
respects in the new Northwest. Tha
ection chosen lies seventy five miles -
south of McPherson, the nearest sta
tion on the U P. It R., 325 miles east
of Denver, 300 miles west of the Mis
souri river, and about an equal dis-
ance from Omaha, Plattsmouth, and
Atchison. From the latter point a
railway, in full operation, reaches 120
miles up the Republicao river, and will
run dnectly through the section we
reler to in about one year or eighteen '
months fro ti the present time.
The sou is of the best known, tbs
lunate mild and atea y: the health'
perfect, a it is in all that region of'
cpuntrt'; the water pure and sweet, nd
alkali lands or water existing therea
way; one of the best grazing countries
iq the West; heavy timber, the , pre
dominant varieties being oak, walnut,
ash, hickory, and coitonwood; coal 11
found in abundance; mill privileges
and water power excellent. In fact H
is as complete in all its bearings, as
any section of the - country we have
-een, and we have traveled hundreds
of miles in this great West.
The colony will be systematically
organized before leaving the rendex
vous; ar.d each man will pay. into th
treasury of the company two hundred
dollars. This fund will be used in the
purchase of a general outfit for the
colony The State furnishes artillery
ind such other arms and ammunition
as may be necessaiy for prelection in
case of trouble with the Indians; but as
there are no Indians in that section, no
danger is anticipated. Each man it
o provide himself with a. good rifles
revolver, and ammunition tor a year.
The Indians have been removed to
reservations hundreds of miles away.
and will be kept there. All the pre
cautions will be taken and all the prep
arations made, that mat y years of
experience are able to suggest, and it
rests with the colony whether or not
uccess shall attend their verture and
-Sorts. We thus particularize in order
hat your many readers can form a
general idea of the plans of co'oniz-
tion in the West.
Wanderer.
Ad Irishwoman, who is always a(
war with ber neighbors, and whose
troubles are never at an end. was
complaining to her milkman the other
morning about everything rising to
uch high prices. To show her that
such was not the case, he said. Mad
am, the price of milk is not rising
No, bedad. she answered, "oar th
cream nayther."
1 Bas-s i
Under "Wants" in a city daily, a
lady advertises that she "wants a gen
tleman for breakfast- and tea." This
fearful propensity to cannibalism ac
counts in some degree, for the decrease
ot marriage, for, if such a woman
didn't finish her man the secoud me'al.
what would become ot him by supper
time
The Iron Bar A bar of iron
worth five dollars worked into horse
shoes is worth ten dollars and fifty
cents, made into needles, it is worth
three hundred and fifty-five dollars;
made into pen knife blades it is worth
three th ousand two hundred and eighty
dollars; made into balance springs for
watches, it is worth two hundred acd
fifty thousand dollars.
A Kentuckian who had, after a pro
tracted courtship, made up his mind to
propose to a young lady, carried h's
resolution it to effect. The lady with
some hesitation replied: "I am partially
engaged, but mother wants to marry."
It is a frequent thing now for the
English to get their most important
new from China by way of America
and through the telegraph from New
York Recently, they have in this
way been getting the latest news of the
movements of their own fleets in Chi
nese waters.
A scholar was turned oat of on of the
district schools n Sutton, Massachusetts,
tba othf-r day, reeota be wad forty-eight
years old, and bad a family, including
two or three grown children He said
'-his bovs end gala had more learning
than he had, and he wanted to ketch up
with'era."
Idaho apauses herself with foot-raoes
between miners and Snaka Indians, in
which the Indian, to avoid a drubbing,
generally allows his competitor te win.
A correspondent writes that 'it is ro
markablo how the number of scholars ia
a Sund iy School increases when a holi
day Christmas tree i announced."
A writer in tba Western Rural denoun
ces tka Early Goodrich aa the poorest
potato ont, with one exception, the Blalf
is '