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JUNE 3, 1869.
W are desiroui of reoelTiag- correspondence from
U parts of tbe State, relative to the material inter
ests or the country, together with each other mat
r at contributors may deem tf interest.
We learn that only two votes were
polled against issuing precinct boads
in Weeping- Water last- Saturday.
They are strongly in favor of giving
bonds to aid' in the construction of a
railroad, but did not like the shape f
the recent proposition to issue county
We believe some efforts have been
making by some of our citizens ta se
cure the establishment of a woolen
factory in this city. We hope the
matter will not be allowed to rest, but
that the citizens will make the best
offer they feel justified in doing, so
that the parties may either accept or
MT. PLEASANT ITEMS-
The glorious rains we have had late
ly have made the small grain look
splendid. The cool weather has not
been very good for corn; it has made
the wheat stool out and cover the
ground better than if it bad been
warmer. The last few warm days
have made everything laugh into new
life. The present indications are that
the farmers will reap a luxurious abun
dance of grain this season.
Iroprovemejts are going rapidly on,
a ereat deal of land is being broken,
and a great deal more being fenced.
Our farmers are turning their atten
tion to the planting of trees; this is a
move in the right direction.
I have noticed a few of the Colora
do potato bug already Nemo.
TTEEPING WATER ITEMS.
Samuel J. Ross was shot and badly
wounded by his son-in-law, Abner
Mason, five miles west of here, last
Monday morning, under tbe following
circumstances : Mason had taken up a
span of horses belonging to Ross, f ar
trespass, and refused to give them up;
Ross (being armed.- threatened to
shoot Mason if he hindered his taking
them; Mason, who also had his rifle,
waited until Ross was on the point of
shooting, when he fired quickly and
wounded Ross in the thigh, the parties
being about ten feet apart. Mason
immediately came to town and surren
derei'h'imself to the authorities, and
sent Dr. Thomas to the assistance of
Ross, who is in a critical condition
Tbe general opinion is that Mason was
fully justified in the act.
We had hoped by this time to have
been able to give the readers of the
Herald reliable information as to the
value of the coal discoveries in Weep
ing Water, but the floods have ahnoat
slopped work. A few days will repair
all damages, and the work will be
A company nas been formed a
Weeping Water with a capital stock of
$10,050 to prospect for.and mine coal
It is composed of some of the mo?
energetic men in tne valley, and
Since the above was in type, we
learn that Ross is dead. We have no
particulars, but barely learn the fact
of his death. En. Herald.
A' correspondent at Rome, Clayton
county, Michigan, writes us asking an
answer to the following questions:
What is ihesoil, clay, sand or gravel
Neither ; it is a remarkable admix
lure oi ricn loam, witn sufficient sanu
and clay to secjre it against the evi
effects of great drouths or great rains
In this last particular it is remarkable
and so recorded in the Report of th
Commissioner on Agriculture. It
very productive, and we can' certify
from personal knowledge, that farm
now having splendid crops on them
have been cultivated' since 1S56 to th
present time, continuously, and have
never received one spadeful of manure
or other fertilizer to enrich them.
What is the timber ?
Principally cottonwood, with a large
admixture of burr-oak. ash, elm and
black walnut, though the hard wood
are generally stunted. Timber is found
en the streams, and is exceedingly
scarce on the high prairies. Tbe cot
ton wood timber grows to its full de
What are the water privileges 7
The eastern bouodary of the State
is the Missouri river, the great "Father
of Waters, affording steamboat navi
gation for thousands of miles above
us. The northern, boundary of tbe
State is the Niobrarah for a long dis
tance, and then the 43 parallel of
' north latitude. The State is abun
dantly watered by smaller streams as
the Platte, reaching from the Rocky
Mountains to the Missouri, and the
Republican on the south, acd innu
merable small streams. Nebraska is i
famous for its numeious clear and
cool springs, which are accounted for
by tbe altitude of tbe Rocky Moun
tains immediately west.
How far from any place with any
prospect of becoming a good market 1
We have an excellent market for all
our grains at home. Agents of large
grain dealers are ever ready to pur
chase all that farmers are willing toj
sell. The necessity' of maintaining
military posts in the west, gives us a
plendid market for corn, and the min-
g regions of the mountains are sup
plied in part from Nebraska, At St
Louis Nebraska wheat' commands ten
cents per bushel over any other kind.
TVhat and how far from you is the
nearest railroad point, and on what
The great Union Pacific Railroad
terminus is at Umana, twenty-two
miles north of us, connecting us with
Cnlifornia and all intermediate points
on the west, while the Northwestern
and Chicago & Rock Island railroads
give us connection with the cities be
tween Council Bluffs, Iowa, and those
of the seaboard. At this point a rail
road is about to be commenced, de
signed to connect with the Union Pa
cific railroad about 200 miles west of
here, and is an extension of the Bur-
iDgton fc Missouri River railroad,
which is about completed to this place,
and will be finished and running by
next December. This road gives us
direct connection with Chicago on the
north and St Louis on the south.
is any part of the country thickly set
Tbe river counties, or those border
ing on the Missouri, and more espe
dally those of Douglass, Cass, Otoe,
Nemaha and Richardson, are pretty
well settled, though there is plenty
room for enterprising men even in
these- The counties west of these are
filling up rapidly under the Homestead
Law, and lands are in greater demand
this year than ever before.
What is the price of land 1
It varies, according to locality, from
S2.50 to $50 per acre, though splendid
prairie can be obtained tor Y.oU ana
810 per acre. Wood or timber land
commands a good price, from 15 to
S30 per acre.
Is the land being taken vp very fast
It is so our population will double
this year through immigration alone
Jlre all provisions very dear ? If so,
at what prices are they selling ?.
No. We subjoin prices of leading
articles: Flour per sack S3 50; buck
wheat flour per sack, $5; bohed mea
per 100 lbs., $2.25 , meal (plain) per
100 lbs., $2; butter, from 20c to 35c
per lb.; cneese, loo to 'Joe per lb
eggs, 12 1 2 to 20c per doz ; lard, 18c
to 20c per lb.; pork (dressed) per 100
lbs., S10 to $10.50; bacon, dear sides,
20c to 22c per lb.; hams, per lb., 20c
to 24c ; and other articles in propor
Is the land stony or rocky 1
It is not. AH the stjne in Nebraska
is found in cliffs and quarries, and the
soil is remarkably free from rocks
Though plenty of building materia
and excellent lime rock is abundant on
the banks of most of our larger
Can fruit be raised with success V
It can. The orchards planted here
have proven successful. But farmers
generally turn their attention to raising
grain and stock. These two products
of Nebraska are rapidly enriching al
our farmers, and we know of no sec
tion where industry will reap a quicker
reward than right here in Nebraska
In the neighborhood of our State Capi
tal are some inexhaustible salt basins
which are already yielding largely
those engaged ki the manufacture
salt. Ashland, the county seat
aaunaers, is destined to be an im
portant town. It will soon be th
point of junction of at least three rail
roads, to wit : the B. & M., O. & S
W., and F. St L.
We would not mislead our corres
pondent, but suggest that he, or others
who read our replies, visit Nebraska
and search for themselves.
We are authorized to say that the
Nemaha Valley Railroad men are
ready to unite with the friends of the
Trunk road in break ing- ground at the
State line, as the two- companies will
grade several miles together for i
We clip the above from the Nema
ha Valley Journal. We would ask
the Journal if it is "authorized tofspy
which of the said companies is to re
ceive the State lands on this double
All male children born in Franee
this year, on August 15, the birthday
of Napoleon 1', whose parents shall
consent to their bearing the name of
Napoleon, are to be taken under the
special protection of tbe government.
The saints at Salt Lake profess
alarm at the wickedness which the
railroad is bringing, and Brigham
Young's paper advises that a whistle
be kept hanging up in every house, to
be sounded in case robbers or murder
ers break in.
Cass County Bible Society.
Plattsmouth. June 1st, 1869.
Dear Herald. I feel persuaded
that the friends of the Bible Cause in
Cass county will be interested in a
report of- the anniversary exercises of
the Cass County Bible Society, held in
the First Presbyterian Church of this
city on Sabbath- evening May, the
Tbe State-Agent, Rev. Wm. Mc
Candtisb came earlier than ne had
proposed, hence there was no pre
vious announcement to the county at
arge, and there was in consequence
a lack of representation from the aux-
ary societies of the county. After
introductory religious services consist
ing in part of a short sermon by Bro.
McCandlish from 119ih Psalm. I05tb
verso, lne usual anniversary exer-
m a ale
cises were neid. Addresses, were
made by the Agent and by Rev. L.
larnough who has been laboring for
two months past, as assistant Agent
along the line of the U. P. R. R.
This latter address was interesting,
because of its details as to work done
at the dinerent stations ana towns
along that route. Reports of Secreta
ry and Treasurer were read, which in
dicated some progress, though not as
much as might have beon expected;
due, in part, to the fact that for the
year past, there has been no State
Agent to supervise the work and urge
it forward. There were no reports
from the Branch Societies, hence an
imperfect report from tbe Treasurer.
During the year the following num
ber of Bibles have been sold: Bibles to
the value of SS2.75; donated one, val
ue fifty cents. Officers for the ensuiog
year were elected as follows:
Preident J. G. Hays,
Secretary H. L. R. Stiles,
Treas. and Depositor J. R. Clark,
Directors B. Spurlock, J. Vallery,
and Tbos. Mitchell,
Vice Presidents The Pastors of
the churches in this place which co
operate with the Society.
The collections taken up were $44
50 on account of Life Membership of
Parent Society, and $24 75 as dona
tion from our own Society A meet
ing of the officers of the Society wa3
called for the next morning, at which
it was resolved to canvas the county
if possible by voluntary agency and
suddIv destitution. To this end, the
Vice Presidents were requested to vis
it the Branch Societies and other local
ities, and endeavor to awaken interest
and secure co-operation. The city was
divided into four districts and two la
dies from each selected and requested
to act as canvassers. It U iuteresti
to note that one committee Las com
menced its labors, but sad to relate
that two or taree destitutions were
found in the course of an hour's labor.
Should not this stir up the frienJs o
the cause (which is that of truth) to
carry forward the work energetically
We trust there will be a thorough can
vass of tbe county and a copy of the
Bible placed in the hands of every one
who will buy or receive it. Let every
friend attend such meetings as may be
called in furtherance of this object.and
by all means let every one see that bis
neighbor is supplied with a copy of the
Word of God in his own tongue. Bi
bles may be had at the Depository in
this place. Very truly
A Friend or the Cause.
IT IS WITH
Great pleasure that we repeat a few
of the very gratifying announcements
recently made to the public by Messrs
Bennett, White and r ulton of tbe Mid
land Pacific Railroad Company.
These gentlemen have been kind
enough to assure several citizens o
.Nebraska Uity that their road is now
under contract for completion by tbe
early part of next summer.
The iron, &c is all secured, and
grading and culverting and tieing wil
begin at once. This is a matter for
rejoicing, and if these promises prove
as fruitful as those made last year
have, there can be no possible doubt
but that through trains hence to Lin
coin on the M. P. Railroad will be
as common one year from now as grass
hoppers are to day. "Bully for the
We clip the above "left handed com
pllment" from the Nebraska City
News. Morton does not like to come
square out ana say that they nave no
prospect of a road west from Nebras
ka City, neither does he like to say in
terms that the Midland is profuse with
promises without fulfilling them but
he has a very sly way of saying these
things so that they are understood.
A gay Lothario of the moustache
species cf the Sherman variety, has
seduced the daughter of Boniface
Stout, of the Des Moines House, and
ran away with her via Newton, Dav
enport and St. Louis, at which places
they passed themselves off for man
and wfe. A dispatch from her par
ents, and an inexorable Martha!,
knocked her rosy dreams into pi at the
latter ciiy, and at last accounts the
was repenting at leisure on her way
to the parental mansion at Des Moines.
Hot bouse literature of the N. Y.
Ledger kind did it. So says the Ottum
Tlie Burlington and Missouri
On the 24th of April we published
an article in which the statement was
made that by a recent act of Congress
the above named company bad ob
taioed an extention of two years in the
time allowed by law for the comple
tion of their line across the State of
Nebraska, and also the right to assign
their lands to a company to be organ
izod in the State for the purpose of
building the said road. Tbe source of
our information was given in the ar
ticle referred to, and we drew the
natural, and apparently logical, infer
ence that the enactment would allow
the company the right to demand and
receive from the State fifty thousand
acres of State lands, more than is al
owed by law to tbe B. & M. That is
to say, it was our opinion that the new
company to be organized in Nebraska
under the provisions of Nebraska laws,
would be placed upon an equal footing
with other State companies, and would
be entitled, by building the road, to
receive one hundred thousand acres of
and from the State, whereas tbe B.
& M. Company can receive but fifty
We have now the enactment re
ferred to before us. It is in tbe form
of a joint resolution, and shows a
slight error in our information. The
time is not extended as previously
stated, but in this respect the law re
mains the same.
Their authority to assign this lands
to a company to be organized in Ne
braska, under Nebraska laws, howev
er, is given by the resolutions; and
that is all there is of it. Whether it
gives the new company the right to
demand one hundred thousand acres of
land "or not, is a matter about which
there seems to be a difference of npin
ion, our Representatives in Congress
and other prominent gentlemen in the
State taking the position that it does
The law provides that companies
winch nave heretofore received aid
from the general government shall be
entitled to rut fifty thousand acres; un
der its provisions; tne new company
becomes the recipient, by means of the
assignment, if aid thus granted, And
this ilis held will cut them out cf re
ceiving more than could have been re
ceived by the B. & M. Company itself
Flowers And Their Mission
V nanging ptam at a window is a
sign of gentleness and grace inside.
No bad people hang plants in their
windows. Beauty never assimilates
with badness. INo evil spirit can go
through a window where there is a
flower. They avoid flowers as Satan
does the form of the cross. Show me
the poorest hovel with a plant in its
window, and I will show you inside of
that hovel goodness and gentleness, al
ihough clad iu the rags of poverty.
have seen, in my walks about town,
perhaps in the fourth or fifih story of
come mercantile building, a little plant
set out upon the high window ledge.--
I always stop and say good morning to
that plant and it owner. I came very
near hugging a horse the other day on
Clark street. He was attached to a
buijiy and standing near the sidewalk
In front of him was a cart laden with
flowers, into which this horse would
burv his head, sniffing the odors with
out injuring a plant or disturbing a pe
tal. And, as I Mopped and said to the
horse "good morning, my dear fellow.
I wish you had a human soul in you.
so that we could talk to each other,
wondered if he and the flowers did not
ta!k together io their own sort of way
I would trust that dumb brute where I
wouldn't trust a man who is not fond
of flowers. I canno conceive of the
composition of man who dislikes flow
ers. 1 believe that they have the
most graceful offices in the economy of
nature. I do not believe the smallest
violet which blossoms in the wood, or
the tiniest flower which grows on the
most distant prairie, was made without
a purpose by Him who used them
more than all else in His teachings to
man. They go with us from the era
die to the grave. They brighten end
bless the sick-room. They crown the
marriage least iney accompany us
to the long rest, and they blossom over
us when we are gone. Their breath
is magical. -The perfume of a rose
will recall a long buried memory you
bad supposed to be dead forever. A
little anemone you stumble upon in the
woods will set in motion a train of
thought carrying you back to scenes
you bad forgotten. A withered rose
leaf, or a pressed bud, is a connecting
iiok wmcn makes nte more beautiful
recalling the "tender grace of a iday
.1. .? j ... n - .
mai is aeau. ireregrxne ficKle, in
On Monday evening the first pas
senger train on the Sioux City & Pa
cific Railroad arrived here, one hour
ahead of the western t ain on the Un
ion Pacific. Hereafter trains will run
regularly on this road, leaving Fre
mont rt S o'clock A. M., and arriving
at o:ou f. iu.
The effect of the new Chicago route
will soon be apparent passengers aud
mails will change here for Chicago,
saving a distance of forty five miles
ana two nours lime, and as soon as the
traveling public learn these fac's w
may look for an immense influx of
eastern people, who will visit our town
acd obtain information of the country
while waiting for Union Pacific trains.
Let every citizen consider himself a
committe on information, and see that
every traveler is made acquainted with
the advantages of this point. Fremont
Here is an instance of the way they
do justice in Texas. A black mare
was stolen from a livery stable, and on
search, was heard from in a distant
town. The proprietor sent a messen
ger after her, and a day or so after
ward received a dispatch as follows:
"Your raara is here; I. will bring her;
Trees Fruit And Ornamental.
Ma. Editor: We seldom ever
have so fine a season for planting trees
as this has been so far. The season
has been cool and most of tbe time
sufficiently wet, and if the trees have
not lived it must be some fault in the
handling; for remember a tree never
dies without a cause. After rains the
ground is crusted and should be both
plowed and hoed. Treat your trees
the same as you do your com, potatoes,
or garden vegetables keep the ground
loose about them; a heavy mulching
answers this purpose very well. Cul
tivate the orchard until the trees are
arge enough to bear, then sow clover
between the rows and make a hog
pasture of it.
I have not sold as many apple trees
this season as I expected to, but I have
sold as many as I ought to, probably,
out of the scant supply I had, for the
last of the sales were not as good trees
as they ought to have been. For two
or three years to come I shall have a
more liberal supply, and my varie
ties are being approved from year to
I have set a large number of fruit,
shade, forest and evergreen trees last
year and this. Very few farmers in
deed are setting evergreen trees, they
can't afford it. Pine, spruce and ce
dar trees two feet high cest fifty cents.
fifty of them set out on the west and
north of the buildings will give care
and pleasure for the boys to take care
of them and in ten years will be worth
more than any pair of colts they can
I this year set 25,000 European
Larchs. It is probably the best im
ber tree which can be planted ; and
will make a beautiful or amental tree,
and a row of them will make a good
wind break. Maple seed will soon be
ready for planting. Walnuts and tut
lernuts should be gathered in the fall
tor planting. Alany tarmers will say
they ought to plant the maple seed and
in the fall to save tbe nuts. Many of
them wish they had a nice strawberry
bed-and so will theii children-a patch
of raspberries, a few cherry trees
These delicious fruits should be provid
ed, not only for our own health and
comfort, but more especially for th
children and young folks.
These trees and fruits make home
attractive. It is one of the best means
of keeping the young folks from a
longing desire to go to town to live.
Let us s ay in tbe country and make
it more attractive than city or town.
We cannot now discern the advanta
ges and disadvantages of city and
rouutry life; but this we know, that it
the country is improved and beautified
and its products increased, then, and
not till then, can the city be enlarged
with a safe and permanent growth.
Let us to day raise our hearts in grate'
ful thanks to the Giver of all blessings
for the prospect of a bountitul harvest
of fruits and other crops.
HUSH OF EIUIUICATIOtf.
The N. Y Times, under the head
of "The Flood Tide of Emigration.''
The cry is still they come. Troba
My never io the history of this country
bavtt there been such indications of
enormous emigration as now. From
all pans of Germany, particularly from
Prussia, and from all parts cf Great
Britain, and particularly from Ireland,
the hews is that peasant and mechan
ics arp emigrating to America iu num
bers unprecedented. - Bremen and
Queenstown are filled with them, and
the steamships and packets are unable
to accommodate those who apply; the
companies raise their rates, they char
ter other boat?, but they do not suc
ceed in checking the pressure of pas
It is suggested that the latest song,
"I can hang upon bis sweet looks,'
would be an improvement on hitherto
practiced modes of suicide.
The White p"ne jVeirs of May 11,
says: "A few days ago an individual,
originally from the classic regions of
"pike," jumped the claims of a burly
Teuton down on Pogonip Fat. Argu
ments had been exhausted, our Ger
man friend started for town, swearing
that he would serve the Piker mit an
injunction. Not knowing tbe modus
operandi of the process, however, he
procured the services of a surveyor,
and with him returned to tbe "disputed
territory." The surveyor, of course,
was willing to make a "piece,' and
accordingly commenced at once to de
fine the boundaries of the premises.
Pike was an interested but quiet ob
server of all that was transpiring.
After awhile tbe surveyor and Hans
got dry and repaired to a neighboring
saloon to ."irrigate, leaving behind
them the instruments used in the sur
vey. Here was a chance, thought
Pike to summarily stop all proceed
ings, and he was not slow to improve
it. beizing a shovel, be dealt theod
olite a few well directed blows, smash
ing it into atoms, and turning to a par
ty or spectators, witn a conscious air
of triumph, said, "Boys, let's all go
and take a drink; IV busted h II out
of that injunction."
IolDistrict Court 2d Judicial District within and for
uue county, state or t eoraska.
A. F. Posey, Plaintiff vs. Imle Coolaon and Arte-
mat S shier Defendant.
To Imle E Coolson and Artemus Bahler.Defendants.
jwi win nnrroy iKR uuuee id a. w. rxsey or me
8la.te of Alabama- did on tbe 11th day of Mar A. D"
1869 file in the District Court in and for said conntv.
dib peuuoa asaium me saia lxnie s. lOolsoa and
Artemaa PaDler teitlot; f wth t bat the said Imle B.
Coolaon cave certain protniuory note ctllluK for
the tarn of$-280dne AnirnatSd. 1853. fecsied bra
eertai n Ded of Trust npon the South Cast quarter of
est;. ion AO. iwrniy (juj m Townsnip io. twelve
(12; North of Kance No. twelve H2 bit of the fith
P. M. in Caas county Nebraska, and praying- that
aaid Imle K. Coolaon may pay said mmof with
intetvat at the rate-of ten (10) nor cent, ner itnnnm
by a day to be named by tbe Court or thac aaid
premise he sold to pay tbe tame, and praying that
the aaid Arteroaa Sahler may be forever barred and
foreclosed of any and all ripht, claim or lienhe may
have obtained by reason of being a trustee named
InaaM deed of trust;
And tbe aaid Imle E. CoolRonand Arteroaa Sahler
defendants, are notified that they are required to
appear and answer said petition on or before the
twenty-first day of Jane, 1S69.
A. T. 1'OKEY.
By Slaxwell & Chapman, bis Att'u. I3w4.
Is herebv elven that an election will be jeld at
the uual place of holding election! in Plattsmouth
precinct Cass county Nebraska, ou
SA7URDA T th id day of Jitlg, A. D. 1369,
fjr the purpose of sut mittinK to the legal voters of
aid precinct the proposition to Issue the special
bonds of said Plattsmouth precinct in an amount not
exceeding-fifty thoiiFanl dollars ($60,000), and so
much thereof of said sum of fifty thousaud dollars as
hall be necessary to purchase for, and secure to, the
Burllngtcn and Missouri Kiver Kauroao uonipany.au
such Krounds and lands within the present corr orate
limits ot the city of Plattsmouth as tbe said Com
pany thall designate, and upon which aaid Company
shall construct all d-?potB, machine-fbops, round
houses, tarn-tables, side tracks and switches, and
all other buildings and constructions which may be
necessary to the use and business of said Burling,
ton a Missouri River Railroad Company, and also to
secure to the said Burlington and Missouri Kirer
Railroad Company the right or way rrorn a point
wl hin the present limits of the city of Plattamouth,
and upon such line within Cass county as the aaid
Burliocton t Missouri River Rallrtad Company
Said Bonds to be issued as rotiows, io wn : i ne
entire amount of the said rum of fifty thousand dol
lars ($50,000) to he issued in bonds or one hundred
dollars each, on or before the first day of August, A.
P. Ils69. and immediately delivered to the County
Treasurer of Cass county, to be paid out and used by
the said County Treasurer for tne purpotei herein
Paid bonds to run Hve years from tbe date of their
issuance, with interest, payable annually, at the rate
of ten per centom per annum.
Said bonds and the interest thereon to be payable
at the office of the Count Tr asnrer of Cass county,
Nebraska. The entire amount or the said bonds,
In the sum or fifty thousand dollars ($50,000), or to
much thereof of said sum or fifty thousand dollars as
shall be paid out and used by the County Treasurer
for the purposes herein set forth, to be duo and paya
ble flro years from the date of tbe issuance of said
All bonds remaining in the hands ff the County
Treasurer, after the purposes herein set forth shall
be fully and completely accomplished, to the satis
faction anO acceptance of the said Burlington and
Missouri River Railroad Company, to be returned
to the County Conim!s!oners of Cass cou ty, and
that the said Coanty Commissioner be authorized
and required to cancel and destroy the fame.
The proposition will also be submitted to th legal
vol.-rs of aid Plattxmonth precinct at the said elec
tion to authorise and require tn County Comniis-ion-ers
of said Cass county, Nebraska, to levy to annual
tax on all the real and personal property withio tte
bounds or aaid Plattsra-iuth precinct to pity the inter
est on said special b'.nds, and after the miration of
fouryears from the date ef the Issuance of said spe
cial bonds to levy each additional ;ax on all tho real
and personal property within the bound of said
Plattsmouth precinct as shall be suflu-ient to pay and
redeem the whole amount of said special bonds
which shall have been paid out and used by the
County Treasurer as herein provided, and to apply
the amount of such additional tax to the etirepy
meot and liquidation of said special bonds.
The question submitted to said voters at said elec
tion will be For iecial Bonds and Tax, Ses;'
"For Special Bonds and Tax, No."
The poll at said election will be opened at 8
o'clock a.m. of said day, and will continue optn
until 6 o'clock in the afternoon of said day.
Bv order of tbe Board of Couety Commissioners.
Io witness whereof I hereunto set my hand
seal and official seal at Plattsmouth on this 8d
day of June, A. . 1S69.
Je6w4 1 Clerk Cass couDty, Nebraska.
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MIUtNERY, DHESS M AKIfvG
Mrs. Scliarnliorst & Harper.
wtuid respectfully announce to the ladlts of
i-iaii mouia an vicinity that they have Jo, re
ceived a large and well selected atcek or AlilllnL-ry
and Fancy Goods, and will keep constantly on
nana an kinds or "lix ops" for Babies, Misses and
Ladies' adornment, consisting in part or the follow
ing articles: Glove. Bonnet Tiimminfts, Hats,
muLuns, nowers, ornaments, and Holsery, Ladies'
Patterns of all kinds. Dress Staking done to order
Bleaching nnd Pressing also Stamping of all kinds
wen to give ns a call be lore pur
chasing elsewhere. fmsvl3ml.
One door west of Platte Valley
ORDINANCE NO. TO.
Ak Obdibaxcs to provide for the paviDg of the
siuo-waia on tne west sine or Second, between
Main and Granite streets.
Bbo. 1. Be it ttrduind by 1h Mayor and City
v 'e y-uyvf IU U4DIOUEA, 1 DAI lne OW U
! era of lots fronting on t m .rcM . ., A
between Main and Granite streets, sball lay down
good and substantial sidewalks in front of his orVr
propert y respectively, said sidewalk to be laid d..n
J 1A I9IUSJ Dl JQIT, A. y. JOUtf.
Sec. 2. Said sidewalk to be put down and ptved
witb good brick, atone, or plank not less than two
inches thick, with a good substantial curbing at tbe
uuc vi ne street, ana saia staa waiss, made or brick,
wood, or stone, sball be of onlfonn height ar.d
twelve inches above the grade of tbe street, and not
less than ten feet wide.
6ec. 8. That if any of said lot owners fail to build
aaia siaewaiks in iront of their respective lots by the
1st day of July. A. D 1809. acctrdln to th. nrari..
lona or this ordinance, then it shall bo tha unty of
he Street Commissioner to build-aaid sidaesaiks in
front of the lots cf tbe respecthre owners, and the
expense of building the said sidswalks shall be
charged to tne respective owners of the trijoinln?
lots; and the amount of the expenditure for the
construction of such sidewalks shall ' be returned to
the City Treasurer, who sball assess the amount or
sum expenaiture as tax again the lot owners re
spectively, ana such tax shall be a lien npon sucb
lot t ; and the City Treasurer shall collect the said
tax as assessed in tbe same manner na other taxes
are collected in said city: lro tided. That said
taxes so assessed against said lot owners for such
expenditure in building said sidewalks sball always
be paid In mi, nee.
bec. 4. All ordinances and resolutions eonuicting
with thl ordinance are hereby repeated.
Bbc. 5- This ordinance to take effect from and
after its publication.
Approved May ISth. A V. 1.9.
P. H. WHEEf.EB, Mayor.
Attest: William L. ifim. Recorder. m27
Notice is herebp riven to all parties having busi
ness bef 01 e the County Commissioners Court. I he
nstre of which will require tbe filing or papers.
that the requisite papers must be filed with tbe
Couity Clerk before the first day of each session of
said Court, to obi ain a bearing upon any such mat.
ters as iney may aesire to Dting before tbe Court.
The rapidly Increasing business of the Conrt.
make this order or imperative necessitr : that a
regular order of business may be previously arrang
ed, whereby the Board may more systematically
ana wKh greater celerity dispatch the bnsmeas
b rough before them.
By order of the Beard,
marSStf. Clerk. Cass county, Neb.
I tk 5 3 5 2 t g-3 3
U THE CONDITION OF THE
Mlfesovni Valley Life Insurance
Company of Kansas and
Made to the Secretary of State of AeLraska,.
and Showing the Condition of said'
Company on the 3 Is ,iy of December,,
Paid up Capital,
f 600,000 00
1,000 OIK) 00
Loans on Bot d and Hoitgage, aud other
approved securities, f 18 1,151 15
Cath, and Cash ltem- 7,7iwi', 44
uue on dux- Account, y nuo (x
l).frr.ri Pn-mliima a A in .
Ptock Bills Krceivabiey 80,tiou 00
Accrued Interest, It SIS IMi
Other Property, including Office Furniture, I,U1S 00
Total Aeaets, J 02,391 6
None, except for Reserve, which has not been
For Premiums and Interest, HST! S3
For Salaries, CommisMons. Maiiumry,
and a'l other purposes, fl3,nS3 60 '
Percentage of Expense to Income, 28. 2S -
Number of Policies lsiiat, 341; Amount Injured,
t548,(MI0 ; Total Premium Kert'iot. included de
ferred p-e uiuire, ti3,5sl "1 ; lUceipti fioin Interest-
The Company since the 1st or January has pur
chased $100,000 of Government 6-20 Bonds.
CERTIFICATK OF AUTHORITr
(To expire n the 81st day of January, 1S70 )
INSURANCE DEPARTMENT, 1
CrriCB OF i-TATB AfWToB, V
Lincoi.k, Ken., April 1, ISC9.
Whereas, Ahram it. Covalt, Kmj.. State Agent for
the Missouri Valley Life Inmraiice Company. Io--rated
at Leavenworth City, in the Mtate of Kansas,
has filed In this ofllce a co:-y of the act of incorpora
tion of said Compaay, and a statement under oat II,
.howlng Its condition, as required ty the fl'lh sec
tion of a law of the St W ol Nebt ink a, entitled "An
Act In Kelation to Insurance Companies," approved
February 15th, 1S64 ; approved February 12th.
IhGO; aud whereas, raid Compmy has furnished the
nndersigned satisfactory eviileuie fiat it Is potsersed
of five bundled thou-and d .liars of actual capital,
invested in slot hs of at least par value, or in bonds
or mortgages on real eMate wo'th double the
amount for which the same is mortgaged; ard
whereas, said Company has filed in Una office a
written instrument, u-'der the seal or the Company,
signed by tne I're-ideut aud Secretary tlie'eof, au
thorising His said Abram B Covalt to acknowledge
service of process for and iu behalf cf said Company,
consenting thai service of process upon him shall
be taken and held to be as valid aa If served upon
the Company, according to tbe 'aws of tt.is hi ate or
any other State, and waiving ail claims of errors by
lea-on of siirh nervtc j ami w hereas, Abram B Co.
vait has furnished satia'actory evtdet.ee tbut be Is
the authorized Agent of said Company t
Therefore, be it known by these presents, That In
pursuance ef the aforesaid act, I, John Jillespi,
Auditor ol the Siate of Nebraka, do hereby certify
that Abram B. Covalt, Eq , has fill authority to
act as State Agent for the .aid Ml-wourl Valley Mfo
Insurance Company, iu t e Plate or Nebraska, and
to do and perfor n all acts for and In bebair or said
Company authorized by his appointn ent as sr-ch
Agent, and by the laws of this State, until the 31t
day ol January, A. V. 170.
In witness whereof, I have subscribed my
name, aid eaued the Keal of tbe Auditor's
L. S 1 Office to b axid this 1st day of April, A.
J. Vf. HAR5II iLL, Agent, riattkrnotitQ, Neh.
To fit oicnerg otfie Uindt herein Iv$er(tt-:
You are her by notified thai a railroad knou-n as
the "Burlington A alioui Kiver Railroad," has
been located through the liortlieast qaar er, the
north Wi at quarter, and the southwest quarter ef
section No. eleven (II), and the southrst quarter of
section No. two (2), all in township No. twelve Oi),
north of range No nine (9) ent, In the county of
tjatind'-rs aud St ile of Neliiii-ka, and that titil-st r"
shall appear within thirty (3) dm afier the publi
cation of th.s notice, the said Haliro.d Company will
ap' ly to ihe Probate Jn liie of bi d -aunder c.Kimy
to have the damage to ai I lands akHevsed In a 10-d-ance
wita the statute In such caa s made and ; "-
Dated this 2Cth day of May, Wi.
A. II. FULLER,
Ap'. B ir'lngton A Miss- url River Railroad Company
a A Ma jeHet
LOWEST RIVER PRICES
Taken Io exchange for GOODS.
Calling- and Pricing
Defore Furcliasliig Elsewhere-
Weeping Water, Xeh., May 13, ISG9..
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