Nebraska herald. (Plattsmouth, N.T. [Neb.]) 1865-1882, September 09, 1869, Image 2

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    PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA. '
THURSDAY,. SE1T. 9, 1SG9.
COCSTT KEMJBI.ICAX COXm'.
TIU3T.
The members of the Cas county Republican
Committee are rebooted to meet at the Court
Uoom in this city at 2 o'clock p. ui. .on batuniny
the 11th day of September. 159. for the trans
action of business of importance to the partj.
The following U list .of the member:-. -Plattsmouth
il. V. Hathaway, Sain. 41. Chap
man. Oreapolisf Thou. Thomas.
Rock Bluffs Wm. L. llobbs.
Liberty L. D. Barker.
Mt. Pleasant 8. M. Ktrkpatnck.
Aroca O. Teft. ,
Weepinjr Water W. a Jenk?-. .
Right Mile (Jrove Samuel KichardsdO.
Louisville John Inhelder.
South Bend J. II. Hindsley.
fJalt Creek Laoirhhn.
Elmwood Wm. MKmir.
Store Creek John Mct'ai.
It U hoped every member of the t-orommee
will be present, either in person or by proxy.
II. t. HatUaway. Ch n.
6am. M. Chapman. Sec.
SECRETARY RAWLINS HEAD.
Secretary John A. Rawlins died at
twelve minutes past 4 o'clock yesterday
(Monday) evening. He was Fiirrounded
by a large number of friends at the time
of hia death, who mourn his loss in com
mon with the whole nation. He had
long been the confidential friend of Pre
sident Grant.
THE rOERAI. onsr.QOKS
of the late Secretary of State, John A.
Rawlins, will take place to-day
(Thursday). All public places of busi
ness should be clo.sed during the day out
of respect to lus memory, lie was a
great and good man, and a truo patriot
His death wan the result of the exo.rire
and hardships endured in the war.
IS TIIKHK A YACA3TCY
In the Legislature from this county or
district, or not? The Commissioners
will probably order an election at their
next session, and they should have offi
cial information of all vacancies, if any,
to fill on the Legislative ticket.
FAMi WHEAT.
The Xac snzp?M$ sowing one bush
el of oats to each acre of fall wheat for
the purpose of keeping the wheat from
winter killing. It says the oats will kill
down and make a nice comfortable over
coat for the wheat, which will prevent
blowing out and freezing out. There is
reason in it. Try it.
STATE FAIR.
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J i is to ne nopeu that the larmers ol
Cass will not forget the State Fair, and
that they will not fail to oe on hand with
specimens of their farm produce, ftoek
etc. e have the finest Agricultural
county in the Stale, and a fair exhibit
all that is necessary to prove it.
is
Every day brings two or three coach
loads of strangers to our city generally
men of means who arc looking for loca
tions; and what looks best of all, they can
generally suit themsclvs here, andnnrly
every one either remains here or invot.
before leaving. Look out forlively times
shortly.
BECOHIXU KXOWJT.
Parties lately from the cast assure us
that Plattsmouth is becoming known
throughout the cast as the rising town
on the Missouri river, and the one likely
to eclipse all others. The ieoplc of the
east, who know the Ti. & M. R. R. Co.
in Nebraska, their connections, interests
and intentions, know that this route is
soon to be the leading one across the
continent, hence the certainty of our
future. -Ct
TOE RECOFtD
Of the seasons, etc, published in tabular
form in another column, compiled by
Dr. A. L. Child, is one of the best ev
idences of what Nebraska is that could
possibly be given. The Dr. has been a
regular reporter for the Smithsonian In
stitute during the time embraced in the
table, and every figure given, whether
" it tells for or against the State, can be
relied upon as strictly correct.
COrXTT REPEKEICAX COMJIITEE.
The Cass County Republican Commit
tee have leen requested to meetintlu3
eity on Saturday next,and it is hoped that
CO member will be absent It is generally
known that an effort has been made,
and is still making, to create discord in
the ranks of the party. This should be
frowned down by every true man, because
it does no good, and can only result in
evil to all concerned. Let us have a full
turn out of the members of the County
Committee,and we would also suggestjihe
propriety of active men in the party from
each precinct, aside from members of the
commitee, being present and consulting
as to the best interests of the party.
Let a free talk be indulged in, and we
have no doubt all differences of opinion
among Republicans in this county can be
at once set right wo might almost say
we know it, for Republicans are always
reasonable men. We hope no wedge
driving, trouble-breeding councils will be
heeded, but that we will have a general
torn out of the committco and friends
generally next Saturday.
THE BEST7TIME
To come to Nebraska has been the theme
for many a discussion, and nearly every
newspaper in the State has given an
opinion as to that time. We beg to add
our opinion, and say come just as soon as
you can get ready. Do not wait for the
Seasons, the Signs or the Moon, but
come right along, aad bring your family.
Time was when it was judicious to come
at certain seasons of year, because only
at certain seasons could men make a
proper commencement so as to avoid
heavy outlay for living until harvest
But Nebraska is fast becoming like older
settled States, and the immigrant can
find remunerative employment at any
and all seasons of the year. Then we
say, the best time to come to Nebraska
is as soon as you can, and the quicker
the better. Come by boat, by rail, by
stage, by wagon, on foot anyway to get
here and get a ttart while property can
be had cheap and while there is yet va
cant lands t9 homestead and pre-empt.
Stand not upon the ordeT of your coming,
rai ccmc.
iaus i v b m s 1 1 r. i mu ws o 1
We made the statenuunt a few weeks
since that there was either ''Unpardon
able rascality or gro.ss nsHgeiwe" m
the part of some ow in connection v. ith
the laws of the ?t scs -ioi. The Lin
coln JovrnaJy tnio to its mis-ion, at
tempts to ridicule the idoa, but dares not
deny the fact, although it would like to
do so. We wish it could consistently
deny that such was the case; but we fear
it cannot be The Journal is compelled
to admiti as it does very reluctantly,
that some of the laws as printed vary
materially from the laws as passed, and
lays the biame on the "over driven
clerks." The Journal says:
4 'In the laws as printed, there art; a
few jrlaritig blunders, which can be
traced, a. we are ready to testify from
ocular demonstration, to the Mips oi the
pen made by over driven clerks in pre
paring bills for their f.nal passage.
It then proceeds to give sevt-ral of
these "glaring blunders," ad adds :
"There can be no doubt that th-j biUs
as ordered to their third reading .vere
correct."
So far our efforts to ferret out theM?
"glaring blunders" (we termed it "un
pardonable rascality or gross negli
gence") have met with tue success of
bruizing out thv Journal, and it attempts
to fasten the thing on the "over diircn
clerks. V Pos-ibly this solution is cor
rect. If any one knows to the contrary,
lot him ppcak. The Jovial then r s
fer to' the fact of our charging the pub
lication of the bills not passed and jf the
non-publication of laws passed. It dans
not deny the truth of our statement, for
the editor knows full well that wc state
truth ; but attempts to be somewhat fa
cetious over the matter, and says :
"If the IleraM daro specify v.;hi;t
"some bills" are, or what "the law re
ferred to" is, let us know it.
"W'c intend to pcrs-st in our qu::tion
from week to week until ve get sonic an
swer. '"Come, let its get. at the lot torn of
this unpardonaulc ra.;ality, . 31 r.
Herald."
The Herald dare sjeciry the Sedion
Line Road Bill and the bill for a Herd
Law as ''some bills" that are published
as laws that never passed, anil "d.iie
further specify that the editor of the
Journal knows our statement to b-J cor
rect if he only had the honesty of pur
pose to acknowledge it. The Herald
"dare" further specify that his Honor.
Gov. Butler, knew, while the bill was
still in his pos-ession, that the section
lino road bill wa indefinitely posponed
in the House, ami never passed that bo
dy, for the editor of the Herald was
present when Chief Clerk Bowen ix
bitcd. the journals of the House m the
Executive presence, showing the vote
by which the bill was indefinitely jwst
Ioned; and yet this bill appears among
the published laws. The HeraiD 'dare'
further specify, as "the law reforcd to"
which passed and does not f.ppear a n ong
th published Inws, the Act entitled 'An
i'A'.-t to iho Rights of Occupying
Claimants," which was passed by both
Houses of the Legislature and reported
signed by the Governor. Does the
Journal pretend to-deny the above facts,
or will it endeavor to cast the blame upon
"over driven clerk?" Have we been
sufficiently specific to tint the defender
of an incorrect public ation of laws. How
about the "no-doubt the bills as ordered,
to their third reading were correct."
Do not the original bills show whether or
not they were correct, or have the origi
nul bills disayi eared. also? Will tho
Journal please explain.
R. R. KOl'VH-WEST,
The Little Blue is casting about to see
what is the best route to advocate for the
building of a Railroad to accommodate
the section of country in which it is inter
ested. We invite its attention r,o the
route which wc have heretofore men
tioned, starting'out from the 15. & M.
from either Lincoln or its crossing of the
Big Blue river, and runaing thene i in a
Southerly direction, probably by way cf
Jenkin's Mills. ' We are not sufficiently
acquainted with the country below to
ray exactly what route would be prefer-,
able, but leave that to be decided by
those better aiquaintod. Probably our
friend of the Little Blu? could give uj
valuable information on this subject . S
far as the building of a road in a South
westerly direction from any town on the
river' is concerned, it will become a very
difficult matter in consequence of the
course of the streams they would all
have to be crossed at nearly right angles,
while a road from either Lincoln or a
point on the Big Blue could be ruri
Southward and follow n water couire
nio.--tofthc way. The road from Brown
villc west could probably be built easier
than anyx other from the river direct to
Jenkin's Mills, but the same objection
applies to some extent to that route as
the others; yet we look upon that route
as fairly probable at no distant day. Bat
the route we mention is available and
practicable tn, from the fact that it
will connect direct with the outside world
via the B. & M. through this city, and
the Southern Branch Pacific at the other
end of the route. The route "is the ea
siest one we know of, and we htpe the
people of the Blue river countries will
look at the matter, in the light of bus
iness and give such encouragement
to an enterprise of this kind as its iui-
portance demands. Take the Eiap and
examine the route, take into considera
tion the grades, fertility of the country
through which it will pass, the powerful
railroad interests with which it would
connect and which would naturally be in
clined to favor it, and see if it ca nnot be
accomplished easier than any other IL R.
enterprise to the interior. Will our fi ie nd
of the Little lilne consider this, matter
and let us hear from him?
A girl named Joanna Nichols, aged
about 14 years, was arrested in Louis
ville precinct, in this county,; last Satur
day, on a charge of grand larceny, for
having stolen the sum of $90 in cash
from Alexander Schlagcl, at whose house
she was living. She was brought before i is
tice Child, plead guilty, and was brought
tothiseitiy and lodged in jail t await
t:Ll at th'j M'-xt term of the District
Coutt She has lived in Mr. Schiaele's
fainHy for some time, and has been de
tected several times in stealing small
sums of money, and valuable articles,
but this is the first time she has lieen
detected in stealing any considerable
amount. Only about $15 of the money
was recovered. .
NF.ir.tKl) COl'XTT BOSBS.
A' "proposition has been submitted to
t.he jxrophi of Seward county to vote for
or against issuing their county bonds to
HA-ist in the building of the M. P. road.
It stands the people of Seward county
in hand to look their Railroad prospects
square in the face, and act wisely.
They should remember that the B. &
M. R. R. is fast approaching them, and
that it would he an uuwise thing for
them to bind themselves in such hhape ,
to any particular line of road that they
would be unable to render assistance to ;
another inc provided the road in whose ;
favor the bonds were voted, failed to
build and the other one stood ready to
build if the necessary aid wci e extended.
Or, in other words, it would be injudi
cious for the people of Seward county to
so bind themselves up by a vote
in favor of bonds to aid the M.
P. road that they could not help the B.
& M. R. R. in Nebraska should it ask
help from them, and the M. P. road
should not be ready to build. It would
leave the people of Seward in bad share
if the M. P. folks should get them to
bound up that aid could be rendered to
no other road, aiA th,;n the M. P.
should delay building for.i series of year?.
It is a railroad the people of Seward
want, and of course they care but little
who builds it so they get one with good
eastern connectk us. We say, then, beware
of getting yourselves into the condition
we speak of.
iMi'i:VF..ii:vr
We occasionally hear of a man who
thinks improvements are not going ahead
as rapidly as they should in our city.
Don't be in too big a hurry, gentlemen ;
we are improving as rapidly as is nec
essary. Omaha scarcely went ahead at
ail during the first year of work on the
railroad west, but everything had to stand
from under during the next three years.
So it will be here. Improvements hero
are not as extensive this season as some
expected, and tha reasons are obvious.
The old residents of the town had but
little ready money with which to build,
and did not wish to sacrifice property
that they had hold for years awaiting a
time when they could make something
out of it, and of course ve could not
expect strangers to take hold at once and
improve our city. Next year will show
a different state of affairs.
THE CO tli ll'ESTH.Y, AOAI.V.
Mr. Tichnor says he was not made
acquainted with the contents prior to its
publication of the letter from this city
which statod that the writer had seen a
fin, fuot vein of cam i. :I eral, else hel. lid
have protested against its publication.
Tichnor still asserts that he thinks coal,
in paying quantities, can be found here.
We hope it may, but arc opposed to hav
ing such letters as "J. uV. P." sent to
tho Omaha Herald pass uncontradicted.
We arc willing to give any coal prospects
in Nebraska all the favorable coloring
they will bear but must invariably enter
our protot agains wholesale misrepre
sentation in regard to them. The time
may cotuti as we have faith it will, at
no distant day when coal in paying
quantities will be found somewhere in
Nebraska; and if we allow gross misrep
rcsontattions to go uncontradicted now,
vre will hardly be able to. get men to in
vest their money when the indications
are good and the- inviii-tmeut is needed.
Wo w::-h tin; fondest hopes of Messrs.
Ticheiior & Co. may 1 e realized, and
will re pott .'ri!g!Cs, whether favorable
or unfavorable.
tax r:iriT i'H iiaineu
In Nebraska, has heretofore leen a
question cf no small interest to the peo
ple of this Suite, but this season has
pretty well determined the question in
the affirmative. Lee Wright, Esq.,
brought to the Herald office yesterday
specimens of nine different varieties of
fall antl winter apples, which will equal
anything produced in the older fruit
growing States ; also specimens of the
yellow Siberian crab, the Catawba, Con
cord and Delaware grape, which make
one.think of the old Mission vineyards
of California. We weighed and measured
a specimen of each of the fall and winter
varieties of apples, and found the whiter
apple measured 13 inches in circumfer
ence, and weighed 15 ounces, and the
fall specimen (which was ripe and mel
low) measured 12 J inches and weighed
11 ounces. There were twenty apples
in the lot, and we never saw a finer col
lection in the State. Mr. Wright has
three acres in fruit, embracing several
different varieties of grajes,Vipples, etc.,
besides pears, peaches, plums, apricots,
and in fact nearly every kind of fruit
raised in this latitude. lie should take
specimens u the State Fair. The size
and quality of fruit woul 1 not, probably,
be considered anything extraordinary
back east, but it docs one thing for us
here that is of vast importance, it dem
onstrates the fact that all kinds of fruit
raised in this latitude can be successfully
raised in Nebraska, if we only get hold
'of the right varieties, suited to the cli-.
mate, and then manage them properly.
Mr. Wright's success in thus line is a
triumph in which all fruit growers of the
State will rejoice.
Wc are in receipt of the Plattsmouth
Daily JlrroU, a neat little five-column
sheet, full of news and interesting local-:.
Bro. Hathaway knows how to ram a pa
per, if any one does, and we hope this
venture will be a success. Opinion.
Thank you. We do not generally
look back Xfier putting our hand to the
plow. WoiJsof friendly greeting are
not soon forgotten, especially when ut
tered at a time when friendship "tells."
We understanl.the Good Templers of
this city contepmlate giving a grand pic
nic in Solomon's grove, on the 14th inst
(rood Speakers will be procured, and
music and refreshments provided. The
various l'dges in the County, al-o the
one in Plattsmouth are invited. Opin-
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F..H I Cii RATI ON FKOJI EI'KOPE.
KuRorEAx Emigration A;en'ct, 1
Omaha, Sept, 3, lsf,9. j
To the Editor of the Plattmnnuth Herald:
De.vb SiR--Tlie total number of pau
pers in London, England, during 169 is
129,2iS, and the question arises in a
very serious way, what is to remedy the
growing evil. The pauper population
increases at the rate of 1 0.000 per annum
and the poor hardworking man who
prays for the prairie to break in the Uni
ted States, is still shown the workhouse
stone j-ards, and before each meal he has
to break a certain quantity of stone.
More than one half the paupers are
honest, hard working men, driven as the
last resort to apply to the Parish for re
lief. A conference has been held in London
(Lord A. Churchill taking the chair) to
consider by what means the present state
of affairs could be remedied. It was
there stated that for every 2J persons in
the metroiolis, there was one pauper.
The amount at present paid annually is
1,200,000 to maintain the poor in Lon
don alone.
Emigration is the only relief f jr this
growing cviL A metropolitan rate has
been nroposea, or even, u necessary, im
perial taxation.
Mv obiect in writing you is to know if
your State really regards the hard work-J
insr Emigrant ; if any steps have beer;
taken to make your resources known,
and if you have ever as a State done airy;
thing to cause the How of emigration tf
Nebraska. i
Now is the time to act while thu
subiect is the all absorbing topic in En
land.
By paupers I do not refer to tht
tramps nor the beggars, nor yet the ael
and infirm, but working men, who, froil
the want of sufficient lakr, are drivei
to seek their bread from the Pari-.h so w
to maintain life. j
Those who seek emigration are thos
who would do well if they could. j
Money is not what is required froit
your State, but some properly oriranizef
plan to conduct the great How of Emigr.
tion. 1
Circulate freely in Europe what a j
vantages vour State offers. !
Advertise its resources and let tl3
press aid and assist the matter. i
Letsouieplan.be adopted under th
direct control anil with the sanction -f
your State, and you will soon be liberal?
rewarded with bone and sinew, withoit
the outlay of dollars and cents.
Yours reseetfuiiy,
CoKvturs RrtrifAi.i.r.K. I
IHLES COVEBXIXG THE P1BLIC
SCHOOLS Ol" PLAITS. j
MOl'TH.
PliATTsMOlTTI. Sep. 1 ISoO.
Be it resolved by the Board of Educa
tion of the city of PlatUiuouth, that the
following Rules and Regulations be es
tablished for the government of the Pub
lic Schools of this city:
I. Students will not be jcnuitted to
quarrel, swear, wrestle nor fight in the
School house or on the grounds of the
School hou.se. . Any pupil violating the
alove rule will be expelled by the Board
of Education.
II. Communication of all kinds is
forbidden during School hours, and the
participant may Ikj ' punished by the
teacher in charge.
III. No pupil will be permitted to
remain on his seat (luring the recitation
of any dnsg to which he or i-Iie may be
long. IV. There shall be no drinking dur
ing school hours.
V. No student will be allowed more
than five minutes absence at any one time
during the hours of school."
VI. All teachers employed in the
Schools of this city, must arrive at the
School House at least five minutes before
the hour for school. Any teacher fail
ing to comply with the foregoing rule
will be liableto expulsion by the Board
of Education.
VII. Pupils residing out of the Dis
trict, before entering any of the Public
Schools cf this city, shall pay a tuition
fee of h per term of ten weeks for com
mon branches, .?T for Algebra and High
er Branches, and $8 for Latin.
VIII. All pupils attending the Pub
lic Schools of this city nmt be regular
in attendance, and for an absence of
three .daj in auy one month they will
be liable to expulsion by the Board of
Education. ' . Gko. Bokck,
James O'Nkili,,
P. P. Gass.
THE KOW.YIM.K EXPKESS IIOIJ
EK. Preparations For Jrllslil Letter
Left ly l?e itoi"cr,.'tc.
The Brownville Advertiser has the fol
lowing further particulars in relation
to the robbery of the Express at that
place:
His preparations to abscond were as
bold as posibly could be, only" biding
the main tact. Friday he wcut all oyer
the city paying his debts even going
after bed time Friday night to pay off a
note of $2l0. Friday morning lie order
ed two small tin boxes inada at Shellen
bcrger Brothers' one to place inside the
other, and leave a halt inch clear all
around. Late in the afternoon he
brought back the box closed and rcfues
tc I that it be soldered up tight. The
supposition is that he had placed the
money in the smaller box, placed it in
the larger one, an! then had them sol
dered tight for safety while traveling or
to bury. He also purchased a rubber
overcoat ou Friday at Hetzel's. He is
known to have been in a saloon gambling
till near nine o'clock, when he went
home and was with his family nntil near
eleven. We have heard rumors that he
was seen on our streets Saturday morn
ing by one person about two o'clock, and
b3r another about four. Saturday morn
ing Charley Stroog's skiff was missing
from the foot of Atlantic street, and par
tics up from Aspinwall say a person was
seen in that place alut daylight Satur
day morning answering his description,
who took to the brash on being discov
ered. He also left a letter fer his v.'..'V, in
which ve learn he intimated that he has
morphine with which to end his tarthly
career if captured.
-The following letter was left in the
Post Office, addressed to Holl.ulay.t ('!
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Brownville, Aurnvt 27. Ix.'iO.
H'Jiitday ( 'tilJ.'iihi, l'i'(Jis!ir,x ltrni
rvit :
"I snppo-c before vol road tin you
will have henrd the minor that ! have
absconded with a large .-.mount of money
which you can believe is true an I no
mistake. Th-' amount is nbout ? J'J.OOJ.
Suppose yo'i will get a jo' of piinting
circulars gir"tig full discription of tii .
vjhen the Superintendent, Mr. Quick
comes down. Vouch show him this;
and I recommend vo;i to gtlnp ;i.s good
a poster c.r handbill as he wiii need to
distribute over the country. Wonder
how much reward he will offer for my
arrest? Expect it will be pretty laijze
though. There is one thing, however,
that you can give me credit for, and that
is this I don't leave Brownville owing
different parties any money, not even
the printer, as I have paid even' person
that I owe a cent justly. Well, I expect
when you hear froui me next it will be
to the effect, that I am in the hands of an
officer, rs I tnow "there' are ninety-nine
chances that I will be caught to one that
I will escape; but I prefer to take that
one chance for $12,(HX). There is only
one thinsr that I feel sorry for, and that
is mv wife; but I do not think she will
trouLle herself much about me. (at least
I would advis-j her not to. ) Won't this
male a splendid local for you.
J. K. BEAR."
7I;m Bran ned.
Mr. Collins, resident four miles eaj?t of
town, reports the following sad casualty:
Oi Monday himself and son visited the
locality known as the "Cut-off" and pur
chased of Mr. William Parker a number
o:' hogs. Tuesday morning with some
ethers they started to ferry the stock
f mi the Island to the main land west,
rod when coming across with the second
had about fiftv feet from shore the boat
Mamiel. Mr. Collins not knowing
low to swim seized a small boarl and
iy continued efforts prevented his he;id
rom going under, m this manner he
Irifted down stream and finally succeed
d in reaching an overhanging willow
branch and gained the shore, completely
exhausted by his efforts and the effects
of beiinr in the water. Another party
alioard the boat, Mr. James llogan, was
not so fortunate, when the boat sunk he
seized an empty barred and attcmnte 1 to
gain the shore,but failed and was drown
ed when within a short distance of the
east bank. One singular fact is that he
was an excellent swimmer, but on this
occasion appeared so excited as to be
unable to help himself. All efforts to re
cover the body proved fruitless.
The deceased was a native of Michigan,
about 25 years 6f age, and has been em
ployed in the vicinity for the past
eighteen months. Fremont Tribune.
Ned Buntline, he of "yaller kiver"
notoriety, is oue of the delegates to . the
National Temperance Convention now in
session in Chicago. We observe that he
has iot gotten over his old habit of ro
mancing. For instace, he is reported as
saying that "Seven tenths of the adult
population of California, male and female,
go down to their graves through drink."
That's a bigger sensation than he ever
invented for his novels. And then, to be
logical, he " pledges California "to carry
through the temperance ticket next
spring." Is not that coming it a litte too
s'rong, 3Ir. Buntline? Chicago Repub
lican. Nine thousand Chinese laborers have
already been contracted for in South Car
olina. One thousand are to be employed
onth: Sebna, Rome and Dalton Railroad,
and another thousand are to go to Co-hiuius.
Telegraphic News.
WASHINGTON, '
. "" Secret r.r RMvlin Demi.
Washington, Sept. 6.
Secretary Rawlins died at 4 o'clock
this afternoon.
A comparative statement of revenue
receipts of March, April, May, June,
July and August, 1S6S. with the same
months this year, shows an increase for
the latter of $S. 357,. m To-day'e re;
ceipts were $S57,0oO. ' ' ;
Honor to the Jlrmorjr of Secretary
Wasiiinotom, Sep. 7. The following
is a copy of a letter sent to the heads
of departments of State, September 7th,
18r,9:
It is my molaneholy duty to inform
you that Hon. John A. Rawlin.', Secre
tary of War, departed this life at twenty
minutes past 4 o'clock yesterday after
noon, and in consequence of the afflicting
event the President directs that the Ex
ecutive Departments of the (jovcrnment
be careful to manifest overy observance
of honor to the memory of one so eminent
as a public functionary, and so distin
guished as a citizen.
Signed. Hamilton Fish. .
Secretary of State.
In aetjordanec with the above the sev
eral Secretaries have addressed letters to
the heads of bureaus under then;, sus
pending business to-morrow and on
Thursday, until after the obsequies shall
have been concluded.
Washington, September 3. The
Secretary of the Navy is reducing the
fleet expenses as rapidly as possible. r
Instead of the Eve hundred and fifty ves
sels on squadron duty last year, there are
at present but forty-three, and one of
these is on the way home to go out of
commission.
PENNSYLVANIA.
Fire In Iie Tel.-''are'. 'm-1 SJ,fft
Two lZ;mlreiI 2r()aol.r KittTo
ealet!.
Plymouth, Pa. Sept. fi.
A fire broke out this morning in the
flue ami bottom of Steuben shaft, owned
by the DeLuvcre, Lackawanna and West
ern company, in this pluce. and in a short
time the whole breaker an 1 out buildings
were in flames, and the hoisting appara
tus, the only avenue for escape of the
miners dlstroyed. All efforts to stay the
flames were unavailing, aixl tlie whole
structure fell filling the shaft, Over 200
men were in the sh;.lt with no chance
for air. It is feared that the whole num
ber have been suffocated,
Pi.YMoTir, Pa., Sept. C 10 p, m.
After the rubbish from the bottom of
the shaft was cleared away, two miners
doconded in a bucket, and sent word up
to send down a r ick and shovel to clear
the door with. The bucket was brought
up and two men started down with the
tools. As they started the men at the
bottom raqucsted them to hum; and
on their reaching the bottom both men
were found dead. No hopes are enter
tained for the men in the shaft, they are
supposed to have perished. The black
damp is very bad here.
Enter S"rin the ior.l .UJin- Disaster.
Scuantox, Pa. 3 Op. m.--The latest
information from the Avondule mines
states that the shufc was cleared and two
men went uov.n and penetrated 'to a
close ! g:im: v,;; y door which they could
notTorce c . They found three tic:, i
mules out.-ide, ;;nd sulphurous fumes
louring out fluougii the door. N signs
of life weio iIL-a.:i;vcrcd Mid it 'is feared
they ;irc all dead. .
Tlif C-.1 r.SJjie Ii-:i:er 3.nt;-r. ,
' S 'RA NT iN, ':. . Sept. 7. 11 A.
The Donnelly engine and fan were put
m operation jitcut an liour since, diiv
i n
ilnvn ire..i air. Me.-w:;. lavis an
i
llarri-. y.-eit il-ntn. au.i llnir lights
biiniod freely. A Tier making such ob
servations as v.-crc i.:w-ib'c tliey rctnrncd.
an 1 minors, who have fi lmed a eoi.i
mittee to go di'V.n. ar; now pre)aring
for the descent to remove obstruct ici's
ui explore for th. ir iui.-ing brefhre...
Thousands of niiiiers, v.-'mti.m an 1 c!i":
dren. over this hills r.vA g'oiiiid-; in tbf
vieinity. A co'.a'.nittee is circuiafir
anions the inunenst.' throng fir sub.-cri-tioiis
the vM-ws and orphans. wl;o
number over six hundred.
l:"!o V. M. The two minors are save 3
at last. It seems i ll ; to peril lives by
anyTiUtber attempts to to clown a.? lone
as gas is so strong. No iJ tempt, of
course, can bo nu: Ie to reach the main
door, so as to penetrate the mine, until
the outer gangway i? cleared of gas. It
is uncertain how long this will take: 1
There is really no ground to lit-i. e
that a sing'e life remains of tho e who
were at woik in the mine. Everybody
gives them up. Nothing, probably, re
mains to be done but to recover the
holies. ,
MISCELLANEOUS.
Chicago, Sep. 7. '
Flour Ihill. Weak and nominally
lower; sales cf spring supers at 4 7!f'j'
4 ST; spring extra.-? at 5 75(; oJJO. .
Wheat Dull and lower; No 2 spring
closing weak at I 2 )01.1 2.'".; sales No! 3
at 1 loovl lC.J; rejected y7(t-1 01; No 2
red winter sold at 1 29 ; No 3 at 1 20;
1 21. ";. '
Corn Ea.slcT and quiet; sales of No 1
at S7; No 2 at S'iO) S71; closing at 8G;
rejected at Nl;2.
Oats Quiet and lower, closing at 14.
Rye In fair demand but easier, clos
ing at 03 for No 2.
Barley Ficeranl more active at 1-60;
No 2 in store at 1 40.
Cattle Dull. Prices for ail except
best grades at 20635 lower. Supply .of
common and medium greatly in excess
of demand., and a lar'e number remain
unsold. Receipts 1008. Sales- 484 at
4 2( 50; common to fair cows at 5 CO
(5 5 50.
Hogs Upper grade-? active and firm.
Lower grade:? dull and unchanged.
Boston antl Albany principle buvers.
Receipts, 8203; tales 1560 at 823(:8 40;
common at 8 50Qs(J 12; fair to medium
at 9 4-(tf l0 12; good to extra prime,
steady and 'anchanged. Receipts 6G7.
SI. Eoals Mwrkrt. .
St. Louis, Sep. 7. ;
Flour Super extra in gcnxl demand
and firm, but choice grades dull. Supers
sold at 4 752to 2: X, 5 25(a 5 50; NX,
5 50(5 '-6 10; XXX, 6 20( 7 20; choice
to fancy family, 7 2t).
Wheat Opened firm, and closed l(a
2c lower; No 1 fall, 1 20(2-22; choice,
1 25(i 35; No 1 white, 1 50; choice, 1 37
1 45.
Corn- Sales of mixed at . 88c; choice
yellow at 91 ptimc to choice white, 03
(95. -
Oats Steady at 449 for mixed
bulk; 4Sj(o,o') in sacks.
Barley Buoyant for bestqualities.and
all grades wanted; fancy Mo. fall sold at
2 00. - , -.
Test Ontlt In Virginia.
RlCHiiONXi, September 3. There is
great rejoicing thu -morning over -the
news telegraphed here yesterday, of At
toruey General Hoitre's opinion against
the requirement of the test oath. Gen
eral Cunby expected, but did not receive
Mr. I!ar, opinion this learning.
WANTS.
ww aa. mk. ym
WANTKI-A r.-J.a.T f-r a quarter co-
tion -f Lan.l. lyin within ten miles of
Ashland. Thin land jn well watered, lays nice,
and in within live mi! eg of a depot. Con lo
bought clienp il'iiIT'l'i iition is injole soon.
clicup iiplMii jiti'in is injMle soon. '
NTEII-oO.lKH) Lulieli Wheat. 10.0.10
lir ATF
liu.-iheN QaU-i. .Fur which i the hitthct mar- i
1-t nrien will Ih naiil in rn.li.
nuc'jtitf.
KISSEL & DOOM.
FOtt .SALB1.
Ij'OR -PALK. 8? acres of laud aJJuioins
X 1'lattsiiiouth. i-nqi
luir of-
TPptS
S. DUKE.
I7"OR PALE. The southwest qn.irtef of section
11. tuwnshij 12 north, rantfu 12 cin-t. K-i-quireuf
seplS 8?. llt'lvE
I
'OU SALE.-
UeptSJ
-Twotots in Olonwood. Chenj'. '
t2. Dl.Kll
T?0R SALE OR RENT The property Ie
X lotiKUiK to L. Marquctt will be sold or
rented on reasonable ttriu?. The house run
tain 6 rooms'. There i.a!.-'oa larireeiierii witil
filter, a cel!:tr, a .stable, and other eon venion-es.
Apply t-j T. M. MAKML'ETT.
sc i tjjtf
IOR SALE. A Vanir situated a mile mid a
. hulf soutbi of l-itrht Mile tirve, lein-ud uuJ
7J acres broke. For particulars a pi ly to
augOtf Si'LKLOCK. A WINDHAM.
I.OR SALE. A Farm containing 02?) acres,
situated four miles fri m I'lattsmouth, nil
fenced, and JiLKi oera.-- uuder eultivnt ion.
auirl-'tf : Sl'LULOt'K Jt WINDHAM.
17014 SALE. A farm or-ntainiiiK . l'W acre.
. situated milci from I'lutt.-mwutli, and 1.0
acrcf broken, fOneed,-and a niory-and-a-Luif
pine house.
MEiaf 6PURL0CK A WINDHAM.
1X)R SALE. A Furm tiffour luiitarfl it res.
well watered, and situated 1 miles from
Ashland.
augltf... SrUUL0qv..WINlH.AM.
TOR SALE. An improved Firm, situ.-.ied "
1 mileji from the city ul , l'iatt. n.ouui. I'or
particulars apply tr
auglJtf SPURL0CK A WINDHAM.
"I70R SALEl)arresof Lnnd. Ivin- in f.v6
A. inilej ol .1 Railroad Htatiou : well watere-l;
s-'it'ements all around, and i ii-.i bo i.oujj-ht f r
percrorf .lime ?iven 'n S'.MO'". Applv to
'auKlitf Sl'UlttOCK A U'INDllAil.
1?OU SALE Lots in Plattsmouth:
. . IMPROVED.
Lots 7 and S in Idock .'IV.
AVest hall lot 5 in block 34.
Lot 12 in block .r . -
Lot 5 in block Is. . '
Lots 3 and 4 in Idock 2!
Lot ti il) b.ock JS.. . .
Lot 4 in b'm-k is.
LN IMPROVED.
Lot 9 in block .'.
Lot 3 in block mS.
Lot 1 in block l.
Lot 10 in block t.
Lot 1 in block Kl.
Lot 5 in block 17.
Lots 3 an i 4 in block "0.
Lot 4 in 1 1 ck
East half lot 7 in block 2S.
Lois . mid 11 in block i.-i.
J'it in l.loik I'll. .
Lot 12 in block '.' '
Lot 9 in block
augitf .SPI RL0CK A WINDHAM.
IT'OIl PALE. A portion-of the following I.inos
will lo ;n!d cheaper than u:.Jthuijr yet
offered:
w hf so qr -icction .'12, town.-Uip 12, rarso 10
w Uf ne
il
.11
nw qr nw qr
sw (jr nw qr
n w o r mv j r
3 hf nw fir
e hf re ir
e hf se qr
w hf sw nr
e hf sw qr '
e hf ne qr '
s hf nw qr
n I f ne qr
n hf nw qr
w hf so qr
ne ijr nw qr
e hi sw qr
nw qr sw qr
se qr
se qr n w qr
lie qr nw qr
f w jr
ne qr
se qr
ne qr -nw
qr '
s-e qr
ne qr
n or
lie qr
no qr
O'.qr ,
nw q r
Inquire of
seplli'"
5
12-
id
J2
Jl
11
11
11
11
12-
10
10
11
11
11
11
11 .
11
lo
12 '
12
12
11
11
II
II
IP
12
12
lit
12
12
12
12
13
12
14
14
T
ii
n
n
n
u
12
12
11
13
"i 2
Mt
12
111
H
y
2.
35
;i.r
LS
lr
15
:t
:?z
32
6
0,
i3
SI
:W
7
21
17
,a
2i
11
10
II
12
12
SPl llLOCK A V. 1ND11AM.
The under, ine 1 l. -vir twenty yct.r v.-i
riotiCQ in t'ie n ' f i :lo:, al tic j, . , ( tlic
dlUl nd 7ivvr Wor!.
l.ere'-y tfi icr.- V. -crv:c s the
Hzeti', of S"l;iJis:r.i!u:tj
ami stu'fi-utt-c the best ii'.f :n..l workuniiisbip
th:s si.tc oi' tiv Vo.k. at mo. i, jirices. J.c
"cut. MAKE AtiD -i'HIM.- :
at L. (icIJinK's (-'lothin,; Store ur.!;l f ir!:t r t .
tUe. repp Itr.J J. ti. K IKK. MAN".
PiC NIG GARDENS ! !
KEDUCEI)" p'iv ICES!
-:o:-
a.Oii I.i:io;i-i Itln.lmrl. 'j he best vaii
cty iii.cj!t:v:.tbi:i t very larpe an tgii lcr. ciuoj
roots S 1 ,C0 per dozen ; Jl'.":) per luin trcl.
A Due collection of j i.li; a.-vortrd
varieties, l.arjre Dtill.s :'.y cent-per do.t u ; i
per huiiilrel; .iu:;!l Lu! b.1 2-j c'utW pel (iox'u;
il."H per hiu. ('red.
oom t en Ten varieties ; 23 cen each; ?2.V;
per d.izon.
A hu tre s'o;rk of
IIASMNO IiASKKTS, -
GKKANlfl.MS. ' '
rilLKJONIl'M??.
LAST A N AS.
FUSIUAS,
etc., anda ?e-;eral it:-.-orliiient of Ilcdtlimr und
(iieenhouse Planus.
Ail pi-yon i in v.::r.t cf nnyi'iii;; in my line
wi'l do well to call or m in tbeir erderr.
i'lant. boxed and delivered iu l'latismuuth
free of charne. Send orders to
V.". J. IIESSER.
sept?. 1'lutt.suioutb, Xeb.
J.
(2ac;c?sors to J. JL Hicchmen.)
Druggists & Apcthccarlso.
PRALEC3 IS
PAINTS. OILS, DYES. NOTIONS.
Toilet; C3rOooto
PERFUMERY. FANCY SOAP?,
PURE WINES AHD LjQUORS
.For Jleehanical and Medicinal jiurpci-cs. ,
Keep distantly on hand a full tid well asrte4
stock.ot k ' ' i .
.-.- . , -
Phyiiciatis' prescription" carefully compound
ed by an experienced Drupirist. None bus the
purest medicines n?cd. Ali touds warniiiteJ as
represented. Cull and fee. .
. ;er -
Main StreetSoutli Side.
TIJRMS OASIf.
170 K SALE A half Mction oflano", lyir.p in
. fix miles of Piattsuouih. Two ye irs lime.
riveji on h'If tiie j.ureh :i:. rii v. Ar- ly i
,n.c2M SI'fPL!-'K i V.T:d.lf..t?f.
r. 8, niTfc,
. nr a
15 f I ft t . I'DllH'
11 I 3 I T TV. MiHbV
L , If III 1 tj lil ailljij.
1 J
j I
' utu.
One d ior cast of the nrt IIi,ih0i
Dealers in Produce, Wines
AND- LIQTJOliS.
Our Stock eor.Mst.i of the best lran?. of
TEAS, COFFEES, SUGARS,
Canned and Dried Fruits.
OYSTERS, SARDINES, SPICES, FLOUR,
TOBACCO. U'.JSII'TUBS, '
Buckets, Soap. Salt.
BACON, HAMS, LARD.
and everything ki pt in n (ii-oci iy .ie. ; i , ,v
article warranted ot liie bestquuiily. ji-.'t n,-,
e.-t price paid iu c-.ish lor ,
Corn, Oato, Butter. Egn,
BtGOfit HAMS, I PHD,
and .ill kinds of Fanners l'rr-duce.
Cash paid for Hides.
Iloiisea m'lved. and eoodn sob! bv An. 'i ifi , -the
shortest n. itiee. by . S. WHIT:-
1'lattsiiiouth, July 2'.'. l-'-0.
CK I.'tK 11 1
dhu&s, mmmi
TBOOJ-ZS,
CL r?n ' rrt ""'" "i' ? r
3 Ja. Jk. JiL O Jti'j li i t
Perfumeriea, Hair Oils,
NEWSPAPERS, KuS'J.im,
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Latest Publications. '
rrr-crij lions rarrful!' cuir.poinK-:l 1 t
I'tiicisc-.-d l'riiifei.-l.
I hate A Xo. 1
SODA FOUNTAIN-
ir. nud riitipiiig or.dei.
lilt 4k
Wci'est!1 in t!e irc;i" IS'v
. 1. j n rv .v i :
A'OT. oxi: ;i .s ;; r.;: .' .t .'-'
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ENTIRE SATiSF.-;.ni';;
Til .S P !:..' T 1 O.N t.J l7l. V
Charter Vj-cjt ' Sio
Wit: KKVK K J1W i
Tiicy Stand unriv
Ci 1.V
' FOR T5-T?OTO-tv.
FOR UURAiUMTY: " "
A7JD co uvm 'i: 'lucii , .
For Simplicity, of :uw.i ..Tri-f. r t,
And for Clca"li2.f sj in C'ocki'
They an'. Jome Jnlil:ttiou.
JlanuiV.Llured in the "k 'st, iu 1 aJaptui lu
the wtin'i' of
Western and couihern
v e o i i;k .
Surely no pood housekeeper can afford to b
vih-'.it or.e.
POaPHX'K :.PiT, AI)r3t!H
Excelsior Jlaiiitlanir;
com IP 2.77
CI 2 A C14 Al ATutVt st. .Hi. Lv'.
tout nr ,
H T. Duke Cc.
Flxttwioutb, Nth
May 27ilim7- -
Tim .AI.K.CK-'REXV.
T';e i-ivii . i Jc 1 half or riie wlrc- if dv.-..
of th
HOCK JiLUITJ GRIST Ay It ?A V.' .'.:.'.
it-hor- l o-.cer er-piiic and mi:Ut,2 l--''-.
b;i.T?. Jtich ein u!;ir rl'. fo - ..ry r i.. 1
:uxat) feet; everything in irxsl Tannine d-""rT,
Al coon ltviCLLiya :wvaf.
of four rooms an. 1 cellar. For psrtier'fr;
qureof. C. ' llLl!
pr22tf.J Koek Eluff. C county1 -
At Clark &. riummer's.
Fannr rs wi. iiinir to p.ire'.n. e v ill f '
their advantage to eud iu iheir erdese it,:
auxiHwl. This farm in sitjated !i! I a iiall ni:."'
low Kee.i'i i; ii, on Weepirif X''.ta -. ',;,'.,.
tains l'5.,i a';res, ttepes ti!i:'-T. 1 h'. 1 '.
tract is under leuoe, ;n i "." a'-res in i'-'J' -Wer
pini Wtterrrn lir'.U2h o e rnr
fm. 1 wr !e!l:?tf fcou x--, f. ti-? 1 "
Price fl,Vfl.
I wiil also ell tho irro;ti.- tn :- ;
wheat and fifteen jcres t trr, tgAtr r. u
..... ....... jtt.
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LOTS FOR SALK
LOTS FOfa SALIC
LOTS 'FOIl'S A LK' ,
IN VLri?X(
' 5 " IN FLA ITS!1'1 '!'
. IN" IMATiVMii'.":1
ox ii MP. to scrr 1'I'hM!A-:.::
ON TIM 5-: TO SI.T1T I'UllCJ 1
ON TIME TO SUIT ITiU TLVK1'
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12
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