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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1S69.
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IXTI SKSTISW TO.NTOCK RAISERS
A decision of special interest to stock-,
raisers has ju.st been niadc ty Commis
siener Delano. It appears that in nie
districts persons have been assessed for
'.axes as cattle brokers who were in the
habit of buying cattle in the summer
and turning them out into their pastures,
and Hcllinfr them to butchers for beef as
eoon as they got in proper condition.
The question having been referred to
the Commissioner, he decided that they
were not liable, if such buying and sell
lDg were necessary to their business as
farmers or graziers.
Under this decision the real cattle bro
kers are tho. e whose regular business it
is to buy and sell cattle in value greater
than ten thousand dollars annually,
and which are sold simply for profit.
The subject of holding an extra session
of the Ix-gislature this winter is being
discussed by the press of the State, and
the indications are that a call will be is
sued soon. The Omaha Jlejtubliain
"Governor Butler some time since,
gave us assurance that he would call an
' extra session of the Legislature 'after
fall work was done' say during Novem
ber." In the tame article we find the follow
ing, which looks like Omaha was in earn
est about wanting an extra session :
"Send petitions and write letters to
Governor IJutler; in some manner bring
about this extra session, and from thence
cea-e no effort until the extension of the
land grant sought is obtained."
lioth the Lincoln papers favor an extra
session, on the grounds that legislation
L needed iu regard to the State Univer
sity and the Penitentiary, and the Jour
nal thinks the 15th amendment bould
be ratified immediately. TJie Fremont
Tribune wants a bridge across the Platte,
and favors an extra session on general
principles. The Nebraska City papers
are "mum" so far. The Press rather
thinks it wants an extra session, but is
not very positive probably waiting to
tt e which side the Chronicle takes. The
Urownville Advertiser has the following,
which is all we have seen on the subject
in its coIuniih:
Ilenublican and the
State Journal are calling ior an extra
HesMon of the legislature for local rea
sons. One wants the State to cede its
bovercitrnty to a parcel of land in Omaha
to the U nired States tor a iost office site,
and the other wants the penitentiary lo
cated at Lincoln. As a further consid
eratiou they urge the adoption of the
XVth amendment to the federal consti
tution. While we may favor all these
measures, still, we fail to find in them
matters of "pressing impoitam-e," hUtu
ns will warrant the expense of an extra
bession. ' '
The Nemaha Journal has the follow
T!ir nrnsnerts of an extra session of
the legislature being convened by the
Governor, are not as favorable as many
1. I he muicat ions are that no
..iiiii will Ik- hel l this winter at least.
jiri.l ix-rhaiis that 1mJv will not assemble
nt Lincoln until the next regular ses
In f-iet. the Governor himself, is not
yet satisfied that such a step is expedient
In agitating this subject, many seem t
forget the heavv expense the State wou!
incur in its consummation. It is true
that legislation is necessary even now
noon several imoortant matters effecting
ih StMf. at lame : vet not such iierhaps
os to warrant a movement of this kind
Tin. final .idontkm of the 15th Anien.I
motif to the National Constitution which
may dejK'nd upou its ratification by our
State, may tie an argument auvaneeu in
finir of such a session : however, Ne
braska will be as favorable to its adop
tion nt the next regular session as it is
now. We trust to the wisdom of Gov
Unt it. hclievin!? that he Will act in the
interests of the State."
We have, as 3-et, seen nothing on the
cnl.Wt from other State papers. The
Hcrmblican and the Lincoln pajvers have
had various articles favoring the session,
but the points as above stated are the
nrineinal reasons eiven. If Gov. Butler
thinks they are of sufficient importance
to warrant the expense to the State, he
will probably call an extra session soon,
as iLthe fall irork is about done.
It isn't often that we take a thing
back. We made a statement last week,
however, on the spur of the moment,
that upon mature reflection we are sorry
for. e acknowle that we should not
have felt sorry so much al-out it had not
oar attention been called to it by the
We denominated sundry ancestral
" heads," that concocted for this State a
-Constitution, "brainy." This is and ad
jective used by Noah Webster and our
self that is, it" would have been used by
Noah, had he not ceased to make dic
tionaries lefore those ancestral "heads"
"sot" on the Nebraska Constitution
to signify the presence of much
There are cartain little insects that in
compensation for not being created ele
phants, have licen presented with an un
limited number of eyes. We can't see
them, but thev are there. Now these
little follows When they meet, have no
difficulty in looking one another in the
eye. loubtless they express to one an
other all the soul yearnings, the passion
ate heart throbbings, the loves, the
v hstes and jokes of gnat existence, by a
wink, a blink, an impressive stare or a
fhy glance from one or more of their
visual orbs. If one chances to go blind
of an eye, doubtless his neighbor sees
xthe misfortune at a glance.
I f our friend of the 1 1 erai.d has look
ed at the ancestral "heads" aforemen
tioned, he is a competent judge of the
contents thereof. When he therefore
insists that the term we applied to them
is a misnomer; we defer mstantly to his
superior facilities for pronouncing an in
We beg leave to' respectfully withdraw
the objectionable adjective,
To nuiet the alarm of the Herald on
the subject of changing the Constitution
"weuns" of the State Journal promise
not to revoke it without due notice to
We perfectly egree with the Herald
that the present "Constitution was the
best those ancestral "heads" could give
We don't go for to throw ourself into
the face of Mother Nature who made
'em for purposes of her own, no doubt,
however little we may be able to dis
cover concerning her intentions in the j
matter. Lincoln, State Journal. j
We submit the names of the men who J
composed the Territorial Legislature
which framed and submitted our State '
Constitution to a vote of the people, and
leave it for the public to judge whether
they are such men as are deserving of
ridicule at the hands of the mighty mind
which directs the affairs of State through
the columns of the Lincoln State Jour
nal. We find that Messrs. T. L. Griffey, K
A. Allen, li. E. i. Kennedy. John It.
I'orter. J. Albertson, J. G. Miller, John
W. Chapman, John B. Bennett, (). 1.
Mason, A. S. Holladay, O. I. Ba3ne,
J. W. McCasland and Carrington Blanch -ard,
were members of the Territorial
Council, and that the following gentle
men were members of the House from
the following Districts :
Piehardton County L. Crounse, Wil
liam Part-hen, Jame s D. llamscy, and
John Jay Hart.
Pawnee County John It. Butler.
Nemalia County William B. Phillips,
John Green, and William A. Pollock.
Otoe Covntu John II. Maxon, James
Thorn, M. S. Com pbell,. Albert Tuxbury,
and James A. Gilmore.
Cass Comity Joseph Arnold, Wil
liam F. Chapin, Samuel Maxwell, and
Johnson County James Robinson.
IjtmcaMcr County John Cadman.
Clay, Lancaster, Seward, and Saun
ders Counties Marcus Brush.
Sarjn County T. II. ltobcrtson,
North i Lefler.
Dowlas County Geo. B. Lake, J.
W. Paddock, Charles II. Brown, Fred
erick Drexel, and James G. Megeath.
Dodye County .lames (J. Smith.
Platte county (Juy C. Barnum.
Washington county E. II. Clark,
Dakota coimfu Cornelius O'Connor.
Dakota, Ceder, Dixon, and IjJ'aju-i-Court
counties Russell II. Wilbur.
Dakota, Ceder. Dixon, and IJ Eau-
qui-Court counties Lewis E. Jones.
Arc these gentlemen to be rediculed
by Prof. Gere merely because they could
not, under the circumstances get a per
fect instrument submitted. There is not
a man in the State, probably, who thinks
our Constitution is what it should bo ;
yet the people adopted it, and it is hard
ly becoming in Prof. Gere to attempt to
ridicule the men who framed this instru
ment. He might, with the same pro
priety, attempt to ridicule the majority
of the people who voted for and adopted
this document. Men sometimes attempt
to gain notoriety by attacking their su
periors. We hope the Prof, is not try
ing this, in his attempts to ridicule the
men named above.
A XEW COliOS
Tli Lnte Expedition Into the Indian
375,000 Acre or IjiihI Soru roI 15
IlnKlistti I'm nit lie to fake lo
MCfltion In f li Spring. ,
A II 11 n it I o Hunt.
From the Omaha Republican.
are indebted to C. R. Schallcr,
of the European Immigration.
Acenev, m this city, for the following
memoranda relative to a reeent journey
made by himself, Governor Butler and a
number of other gentlemen to Jefferson,
Adauis, Clay, Nuckolls and Webster
counties, with a view of selecting a tract
if country adapted for a colony to be
founded under the direction of the Eu
ropean Immigration Association. The
following are the names of the gentlemen
comprising the party ; Governor David
Butler, (ieneral J. R. Patrick. Captain
Brown, Colonel Alexander, Lieutenants
Alexander and Butler and C. R. Schal
lcr, Esii. With them were a number of
pioneers who desired to spr out the land,
and also a number of persons who wish
to engage in the pleasures of the buffalo
hunt which the party had promised
themselves should form the recreative
point of their labors. "They lefl Lincoln
on the Hth instant, lheir route lay
alone the Bis Blue to it-s head water.
then across Spring and Elkhorn creek to
Upon their arrival at Kiawa they dis
covered a settlement of eight men who
had been living in the neighborhood for
three years past. They informed Mr.
Schallcr, that last Soring they suffered
an attack from a band of nostile Indians
who endeavored to stampede their stock.
After a desjierate resistance the red dev
ils were driven away. The region round
about this settlement, as far as Liberty
Farm, has been devastated and laid bare
of all vegetation by the savages. Many
settlers who inhabit this country had
been murdered, and the many graves
which the Governor's party passed on
their route served as a warning monu
ment to those who would attempt to in
troduce the arts of civilization with the
Near the Biff Sandy they tested the
soil with spades, and instead of finding
the sand which they had been led to ex
pect, discovered it to be a fane blue marl
or rich black loam, which extended clear
across the count rv to the extreme west- :
eru boundary of Webster county. They
sv 1 .
came up witn tmnaio wucn auout nity
miles from Reama. On the first day
they killed 3; on the second day, IS;
third day, 23 ; fourth day, 20 ; fifth day.
U. Governor JJutler killel 5, tteneral
Patrii-k ", Captain Brown 18, Lieuteu-
ant lmtler 7, Charles Look 3, and the
accompanying citizens shot the re
mainder. Governor Butler accompanied the ex
pedition for the purpose of looking up
and purchasing 30.0iX) of land for colo
nizing purjioses. They succeeded iii se
eding 3..),(XHJ acres ot hne land in tne
midst of the Indian country. Two hun
dred and forty-five families will settle
upou these lands early in the spring.
The Cheyenne Daily leader of the
12th contains a bit of local "ad." as fol
Wanted. At this office, immmedi-
ately, a boy to learn the printing trade.
In the issue of the following day.
under the head of "Births," is announc
l,On the 13th mst.. in this city, to
the wife ot the editor ot the Jjeaaer, a
To the skeptical is anything more want
ed to show that advertising pays? Does
any one doubt that the editor Could have
twins, or even triplets, had he adver
tised for that number of boys? We
THE CAPITOL COJrVESTlOjr.
What Ost of the Kepreontatl ve frm
McbrMlt. Hit to .-swy About It.
We find the following in regard to the
National Capital Convention recently
held in St Louis, in the Brownville
Advertiser the eaitor of which was a re
presentative from, this State :
Gov. Saunters, Dr. F. Renner, Vr. D.
Blackburn and ourselves undertook to
represent the State of Nebraska iu the
Capital Convention last week in St. Louis
by virtue of credentials received from
Govomor Butler of this State.
The States represented were Iowa, H
linois, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Kentucky,
Alabama, lxuisiana, Texas, Arkansas,
Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, California
and Oregon; besides which delegates
from Wyoming:. Colorado, Montana,
New Mexico, Utah, Washington and
Alaska were admitted.
The convention was called to order on
Wednesday morning in the Mercantile
Library Hall, one of the largest in St.
Louis, by electing ex Gov. Lowe, of Iowa
as temporary Chairman. The delega
tions were then welcomed in speeches oy
the Mayor and the President of the
Board of Trade of St. Louis. The con
vention was fully orgiinized by the elec
tion of Judge Catron of the Supreme
Bench of Illinois as jennanent chairman.
The work of the convention consisted in
maturing and adopting the resolutions to
be found in this paper, a.s tho full sense
of the Great Vest thus represented.
The convention adjourne-i on Friday.
Garrett Davis, of Kentucky, was the
only dissenting delegate present. He,
in a short speech before the convention,
expressed himself as being immovably
opposed to the removal of tho National
Capitol. Finding but little or no sym
pathy from others, heguietod down and
made no further effort in opposition to
The resolutions were reported in the
morning of the second day, and read as a
whole, and afterwards considered seria
tim. Each section was read several
times, amendments offered so aa to con
forai them to the exact truth. Not one
word for buncombe ; but the spirit mani
fested by all was to express the facta in
the fewest jiossible direct words. All
our readers should read carefully the re
solutions herewith printed. Ail disposi
tion to work upon the prejudices of any
locality, to find fault with the East, North
South or West, was promptly rebuked.
Tho . removal was not urged on the
ground of its favoring any particular lo
cality, but as a matter of justice and
right to the greut majority of the Ameri
can jicople. It was admitted that under
all the considerations at the time the
Capital was wisely located at Washing
ton. Then it was scarcely thought that
civilization eould work its way far west
of the Alleghauies. The population
then waa only found bordering the At
lantic, and Washington, seventy miles
up the Potomac, was deemed very ex
travagantly tar inland, and the journey
to it a dread from the most favorable di
rection of approach, so much so that
Congress couiiuued for ten years alter
its location to hold its sessions in Phila
delphia. The location of the National
Capital now at Fort Kearney, iu Ne
braska, would not le thought as incon
venient and iniolitic as our fathers
thought Washington was at first. Since
then times have changed. What then
was considered hopelesslv the incontesti-
ble habitation of the red man and his
bunting grounds are now solely under
Anglo Saxon control and husbandry.
J he pioneer has already reached the Pa
cine, and his humble abode is to be
found upou every hill top and valley
verging upon the Great Rockv and Cor-
dileras range. No one now doubts but
the vast domains of the national govern
ment are eventually to be under the
plow share, and that railroads, tele
graphs, steamboats, printing presses.
schools, churches, towns and cities, with
theu- commerce and manufactories, are
soon to spread civilization into the re
motest corners of our vast domains.
Thoui. all i.r;o- ;n tiw.;- tram nAtv nf j
desires and policies not thought of a cen
tury ago. This ultramontane and mate
rialistic age may respect old associations
and the decrees ot the rathers ot the
Republic, but the3 will not be controlled
by their memories when at the expense
of convenience, justice, and the pressing
wants ot the nation.
The national capital must, therefore.
in time approach the great Missouri val
ley. The reasons which demand it are
such as to appeal to the patriotism and
sense of justice of every portion of our
common country, and there can be but
one result ihe capital ot the nation
must come. The united interests cTf the
nation will demand it, and its fiat must
be obeyed. Local interests and indi
vidual prejudices may for a time block
the wheels of fate, but the accumulating
wants of this growing and progressing
country will soon sweep away all obsta
cles, and the will of the people will in the
not far distant future decree a re-location
of the national capital iu the great 31 is
sissinpi Valley. Of this we have not a
shadow of a doubt. Mark well the fu
ture. 1 s
JtlEETIXO OF STOCKHOLDERS.
Board Of Directors Elected.
:. The first annual meeting of the Stock
holders of the B. & M. It. R. in Nebras
ka, was held at the Company's office in
this city yesterday in accordance with
published notice. We are indebted to
Wm. C. Brown, Esq., Secretary of the
meeting and Local Secretary and Treas
urer of the Company, for the following
information in regard to the action of
The whole number of shares represent
ed in person and ly proxy at Stockhold
ers meeting was seventy-four thousand
six hundred and seventy.
The election for officers resulted as fol
lows: Sidney Bartlett of Boston.
Nathaniel Thayer "
Jno. M. Forbes
Jno. W". Brooks
Jno. A. Bumham. jr. "
Cyrus Woodman of riattsmouth.
Chas. E. Perkins of Burlington.
The first Directors meeting called for
Thursday, Nov. 11, 1SG9 at the office of
J. N. Dennison, Boston Mass.
Track -laying has actually begun on the
B. & M. IL R. at 1'httsmouth. A lo
comotive and construction train is on this
side of the river, and headed for Lincoln.
Nothing now but unusual and excessively
cold and storny weather will prevent
the completion of tho B. & M. line to'
this place by the 1st of January only
72 days. Hurrah ! SUUesman,
Consolidation of Tho ITuditon" River
And ew York Central Kil
roadn. New York. Nov. 1. At a meeting
of the stockholders of the Hudson River
Railroad, held in this city, and of stock
holders of the New York Central Road,
at Albany, agreement for consolidation
was ratified. The capital stock Ls $45,
000,000, JOT percent, to the Central and
85 to the Hudson River Road. The of
ficers of the consolidated company are 0.
Vanderbilt, President ; Wm. Vanderbilt,
Vice President ; E. D. Worcester, Treas
urer ; and Hon. Augustus Schell, Secre
tary. The name of the new company Ls
the New York Central and Hudson River
Xenr York Election Returns.
New York, Nov. 2. Kings county
gives alout 10,000 Democratic majority
aginst 12,000 last year.
One hundred and twenty towns and
parts of towns scattered throughout
the interior give a Democratic gain of
4.082, ' ; : ; -.
In 22 wards of the city Nelson, Demo
crat, for Secretary of Stale, has 40,456
maiority. Allen, Democrat for Comp
troller, 39,587 majority. Greeley, Re-
pnbliean, for Comptroller, runs ahead of
biegel. Republican tor SecJetary of btate
in these wards 21,148 vote. . -. . -
Illinois Election Returns.
Chicago, Nov. 2.
The Republican's specials have the fol
lowing reports from the Illinois election :
( ?abondale savs the election is close. The
Democratic ticket will probably be elect
ed in Jefferson county, but it is antici
pated that the Republicans will have a
maiority in Williamson county.' They
will probably elect Clements, Republi
can, to the Constitutional Convention
from this district.
From Ottawa returns indicate the elec
tion of the entire Republican ticket in
From Sorincfield. Mathenv. Republi
can candidate for County Clerk, has 350
majority in tht? city. Majority in the
county wul probably reach 500.. . 1 rescot,
Republican condidate for County Judge,
is rinthablv elected.
Returns "from Convention candidates
are meagre but indicate the election of
llavs and 1 arks, Kepubhcans.
To this hour, 10 p. : m.,- returns from
different wards in this city show an im
mense majority for the citizen 8 ticket.
The 6th ward gives 2,107 majority, and
the 4th ward 1,000 for the people's
Steamer Burned iJtrare Number Of
St. Louis, Get 23. A private dis
patch to the Memphis Packet Company
says the steamer fctonewalf was burned
this morning near Keeley's landing on
the Mississippi, about live miles above
Cairo, and that forty passeugers and
three of the crew were taved. The
Stonewall left here on Tuesday for New
Orleans, with 260 cabin and deck pa,ssKv
gers. The inference from the dispatch
was that all those above tho number
St. Loris, Oct. 28. Mr. Phelps, a
planter of Shervhard, La., has arrived
from the wreck ot the stonewall, and
furnishes the following brief particulars
of the terrible disaster : the boat caught
tire at half past six o'clock Wednesday
evening, at a point a little below Keely'g
landinsr, 12o miles below fct Louis, from
a cigar which a deck passenger had
thrown down near some hay, while play-.
I'll crnitnaM T o a svn HMnd T?.
the pilot supposing that passengers could
make the shore on the bar, but unfor
tunately, at the end of the bar there was
a slough, and-there it was that a large
number were drowned. The boat was
not run on the bar but two feet, and the
shallowest part aliout her had five or six
feet ot water. 1 he boat had so much
hay aboard that she burned like tinder.
and all efforts to put it out were unavail
ing. The Belle Memphis came up at
hail-past nine, three hours after the ac
cident. and rendered all the assistance
possible. Out of 252 passengers and
crew, only 30 are known to be saved.
The last seen of Captain Scott he was
floating down stream on a log. The peo
ple at Keely's saw the light, and hast
ened to assist them. 1 hey saved sixteen
persons with a skiff, and had it not been
for their help all would have been lost.
A gentleman from Paducah, Ky., swam
ashore with a uvty, and at her entreaty
returned to save her child. In swimming
ashore he was grasped bj a drowning
man, and would have been himself
drowned had he not shook him off. One
man was taken from the wreck so badly
burned that he died as soon as he reached
the shore. There were thirty-nine lady
passengers on board, and all were proba
bly lost except one. Fulkerson, the pi
lot, and the carpenter, were the onlv
ones of the crew saved. The Stonewall
was owned by Captain John Shaw, and
Dennis Lory, and was valued at 845.000.
She had about eight hundred tons of
freight, including two hundred and sev
enty cattle, horses and mnles, whieh
were unsaved. Captain Shaw had stop
ped off this tiipr and Captain Tom Scott
was in command. The other officers
were Melton C. Elbert, first clerk ; Win.
II. Chick, second clerk ; YA. Fulkerson
and Frank Murray, pilots , ilse Becle,
mate; George Fulton, engineer; John
Dcons, assistant engineer.
St. Lons, Oct 29.
John II. Lyon, second enmneer of the
Stonewall; who reached here to-day on
the Rubican, reports having helped
Captain Scott to lower a ladder from the
huricane roof, down which the Captain
decended, but Lyon does not think that
Scott reached the foot of the ladder alive
The smoke was so dense and the fire so
hot that Lyon subsequently jumped over
board, and with the aid of a wheel bar
row succeeded in getting lushore some
distance below the burning boat He
then went to Vansil's landing, five miles
below, where he found the head cook and
a colored man, and two other men, names
unknown. Lyon does not think they
were saved below that point. He also
says that after the yawl mentioned in the
previous dispatches reached tho 6hore
one of the men in it returned, using a
board for a paddle and rescued five men.
While Lyon was in the water, he saw
Jack Lester, one of the barkeepers,
clinging to a bale of hay, supporting a
little girl in his arms. A short time af
terwards, four negro roustabouts were
seen attempting to get on the bale of hay
and Mr. Lyon thinks they were all
Capt Johu Shaw Harlow, commander
rF tho Sfc.-nournl! nrt fan TViiiro'l d .
Taylor, J. P. Weaver and John Conly
started for the wreck this evening, and
will devote themselves to finding and giv
ing decent burial to the bodies of those
who perished. A subscription of nearly
$1000 was raised in five minutes on
'Change at noon, to defray the expenses
of this committee, and other subscrip
tions will le made for the benefit of des
St. Locis, Nov. 1. Parties from the
wreck of the Stonewall report that sixty
five bodies have been recovered. The
colored Steward and chambermaid are
the only ones identified.
The feeling agaiast Captain Washing
ton of the steamer Submarine, No. 13,
who passed the Stonewall while she was
burning, and who could have saved many
lives with very little trouble, is vers in
tense. He is denounced in unmeasured
terms, and a report comes from Cape Gi
radeau that a vigilance committee has
been formed there for the purpose of
lynching him on his return up the river.
The Minister to China.
Washington, Oct. 30. Minister
Low has not yet received his instructions
as Minister to China, but will in a few
days; and will then sail for Europe im
mediately. Mr. Wade, the English Charge de
Affairs who succeeds Mr. Allcock in
China is reported to have said that J.
Ross Browne was in error in stating that
the Chinese had made no progress.
They have recently established a foreign
office, and provided for the education of
their youth abroad. 31r. W ade thinks
that all of Mr. Burlingame's treaties
will be ratified.
Washington, Oct. 30. First Lieu
tenant Win. S. O'Toole has been de
tached as Professor of Military Science
at the Missouri State University.
General Belknap will enter upon the
duties of Secretary of War on next Mon
day. The army officers on duty in this city
will assemble at the war department
on Monday morning in uniform to
pay their respects to the new secretary
The report of the committee appoint-
.1 A- - ,L. T 1 l . 1
eu 10 vxamine tue union anu ventral
Pacific Railroads is completed and will
t.i . j ... . c .1. 1..
terior on Monday. :
Fire In Richmond.
Richmond, Va., Oct 30.
The foundry and machine shop of Al
bert Bus, 17th street, was destroyed by
fire to-nii-ht. Loss $165,000. No in
surance. The fire originated from the
lioiler. The workmen had left the estab
LYNCHuntG, Ara., Oct. 30.
Miss Baylor, aged twenty one years,
was found Thursday, near Sharan, Cloud
county ; with her throat cut The mur
derer is unknown.
The negro nurse of Henry Beech,
Bedford county, threw Mr. Creecy's
child into a fire yesterday. It was burn
ed to death. The nurse was arrested .
Ford's tobacco factory was seized to
day by direct order from Washington,
for alleged revenue frauds by means of
IIoj; Cholera in Ohio.
ClNCIN nati, Oct. 30. An epidemic
called hog cholera is raging in the north
part of Montgomery county, mostly in
fecting distillery fed hogs. One distill
ery lost 200, all others lost scores. No
Intereatlnjr from Ker Orleann.
New Orleans, Oct. 30.
The Louisville Commercial Convention
and Levee Committee met here and re
solved to organize a stock company for
levee building purposes.
.lelferson Davis has gone to his home in
Gov. AVarmouth says he will not call
an extra session of the Legislature.
Custom receipts here for October, are
over $30,000 in excess over any corres
ponding month since 1860.
The Crew or the Cnba.
Wilmington, Oct 30. All officers of
the privateer Cuba have been discharged
by the Commissioner, except David A.
Telfair, D. D. Monroe, Nicholas Isling,
li. 11. Gibson, Ij. JL. Philips, .Lewis
French and John Lynch, who were re
quired to give bail in $500 each for their
appearance before the United States
District Court, which meets on Monday.
Murder and Retrlbntion.
Louisville, Oct. 30. At Albany, the
county seat of Clinton county, Ky., ad
joining Tennessee, Lewis C. Story, the
sheritt, was shot and killed by a negro
whom he was endeavoring to arrest.
The negro was afterward killed by some
Chicago "Live Stock 5IrUet.
Chicago, Nov. 2.
Cattle Dull : scarcely any demand ex
isted except for packing steers ; receipts,
520 ; sales 620 at 3 004 25 for common
to good State fed Texan steers ; 3 30
3 37 for cows ; 6 37 fcr shipping beeves.
lloirs Dull; packers holding off. an
ticipating lower prices, and New York
and Boston men only bought sufficient to
eet actual reouirements : 7b't(bo7l
for common and light. The Burlington
and Quincy train, with 114 ears of stock
had not arrived at noon, owing to an ac
ST. LOritt MARKETS.
St. Louis. Nov. 2.
4- l"-Vl JiAU UIslJ UUaty J 44 it 0 11 J r. 1 UI1U
4 50 ; extra, 4 00 ; double extra, 5 50 :
triple extra, 6 10.
V heat Iwer and irrejmlar ;.No 2
red fall, 9S(S;i 05; No 1 do, 1 6($1 10;
choice to faney, 1 l2Qil 3u; No 2 white,
1 0& "'o 1 lo, 115; strictly choice,
Com Inactive and uncharged.
Oats Very dull at 42r;-13 in bulk ;
4H(49 in sacks.
Barley Dull at 1 10.
Kyc Dull and lower at 1 10(1 12.
We observed this mornina one solitary
wagon,-containing a double barreled shot
gun, a red-haired man and a fat woman
passing through the city on their way
to "Illenov," from whence they came
about three weeks since. They are dis
trusted with Nebraska "bekase" it re
quires too much work to open a farm.
The man informed us that he would
rather '"rint"' a farm in "Illenoy" than
own one in "Nebrasky." We can spare
OUR IOWA CITY LETTER.
Tho Trip from Plattsmonth to Iowa
City The Country, Improve
Iowa City, Oct. 28, 1869.
Dear Herald : Ac-cording to prom
ise, I now seat myself to scribble you a
few lines from this section of the coun
try, which lines, however, will be brief
and confined more particularly to my
trip to this point Left Plattsmouth the
27th inst, and arrived here at five
o'clock this morning. The train left Pa
cific City at 3:50 p. in., and in about 40
minutes after was in Council Bluffs. The
first thing that attracted our attention
upon arriving at this place was the many
improvements in and around the city,
One year ago, or more, where nothing
was to be seen but boundless prairie or
flats, rather, tow stand many edifices
which no city could be ashamed of.
Much has surely been done by way of
making travel more convenient and com
fortable by the erection of depot build
ings &c. The St. Joe and Rock Island
depots are in sight of each other, being
only a few rods apart Before I proceed
further with a description of my journey,
let us go back and see what has been
done on the B. & M. between the junc
tion and I'lattsmouth. Imagine your
self standing in the thickest wilds of the
Missouri river bottom, on abeautiful
grade, ready for the ties and track, look
ing to the right and beholding the smoke
of the engine at the junction, and the
craggy hills of Plattsmouth on the left,
little realizing that you are standing on
one of the most important roads in the
west, and then you have it better than I
can describe it. Left Council Bluffs at
5 p. in., arriving at my destination as
above stated at 5 this" morning. The
whole trip from the Bluffs here being
made after dark, it will be impossible
for me to give the least idea how the
country looks ; but I would suppose it to
be rather broken and sterile between the
Bluffs nud Des Moines. Having seen
the most of the country between Des
Moines and this place before, I can say
that it is very beautiful and has the ap
pcarancc of being very productive.
There are but seventeen towns or stop
ping places between Council Bluffs and
Des Moines, a distance of about 140
miles. Fare from Pacific City to Coun
cil Bluffs is 80 cents ; from Council Bluffs
to Des Moines, $6 ; from Des Moines to
Iowa City, $5 40. Iowa City has the
appearance of being a lively go-ahead
place. I will speak of her again in my
next Reiectfully, &c
FR3f THE WEST.
The Buck Surveying Parljr The Last
From the X)utuha Republican Xov. 2.
Major-deneral Augur returned from
Fort McPherson yesterday. CoL Dun
can's command had returned from an ex
pedition to the Republican river.
Young Mr. B ack, (a son of Nelson Buck,
of the surveying party, supposed to have
been massacred by the Indians some time
since, ) returned with the command. He
reports having found at the camp last
occupied by the surveying party, a quan
tity of papers belonging to his father,
and other articles, which left no doubt as
to the fate of the entire party. Search
was made for the bodies of the unfortu
nate men, but no traces could be found.
It is supposed that a portion or all of
the party were captured and carried off
by the Indians, to meet death in some
There can be no loneer a reasonable
doubt that the twelve men composing
this party have been massacred by the
I"AKEN UP By tho mbsoriber. in Wepinr
X Water precinct. October 25, one lV.xy Maro
Colt. gUMxifel to be two yearn old. No mark.
only fminll star in the forehead.
novtwot CALVIN G.TABER.
TAKEX UP By the subscriber, at my resi
dence, one yearling stair, roan color, of large
sue. Al.ilA. CAlU'tU.
'rAKEN UI By the subscriber, on Weeping
A Water, in Liberty Precinct, on the 1st of
October. ISfi'J. one dun colored maro poncy,
white face, ten or eleven yearn olJ: al.o, one
sorrel horse, three years M. star in forehead,
octlw.) MILTON SWALLEY.
O. F. JOHNSON,
STATIO XE H Y,
Perfumeries, Hair Oils,
1SD ALL TBS
Proscriptions carefully compounded by an ex
I hare A No. 1
in good rannlng order.
Remember the place, opposite Clark i Plnm
mer'a. I'lattsmouth, Nebraska. aug6nlS
FOR SALE OR REZV'T.
The undivided half or the whole if desired
of the '
HOCK BLUFFS GRIST AND SAW MILL;
24-horse power engine and boiler.2 pair of 3 foot
burrs, oti inch circular saw, two story mill bouse,
30x50 feet; evcrytning in good running order.
GOOD DWELLING HOUSE,
of four rooms and cellar. For particulars en
qureof. C. SCHLUNTZ.
pr22tf." Eock BlnSa, Case county, cb
j. h. mm & co,
(Successors to J. M. Ilinohmaa.)
Druggists & Apothecaries.
Drugs and 3cclicinc,
PAINTS. OILS. DYES, NOTIONS,
PERFUMERY, FANCY SOAPS.
PURE WINES AMD LIQUORS
For Mechanical and Mcdioinal purvotea.
Keen constantly on hand a full and woll assorted
Pfiv!iinn" firesprintions carefully compound
cd by an experienced Druggist. None but the
purest medicines uned. All Roods warranted as
represented, lull anu sac.
Main Street, South Side.
Third Street, South of Main,
Pies, Cakes, Cheese
and Sweet Crackers.
kept on hand at all times,
nlntf OUTIIMAN k HUBERT Y.
Weeping Wter 31 ill
Farmers, go where you can get the bent Flour,
ana tne most ol it.
35 POUNDS OF XXX FLOUR
'l POUNDS OF DHAtf
riven in riphnsrn for rood wheat.
We are also doing grist work: anl, with oar
increased tucilit , feel awured that we can give
tue vent ana most r lour ol any in tne Mate.
Produce Bought and Sold.
HIGHEST 11 A It CRT PHICF. PAID.
Heed & Cliufon
Weeping Water, Neb.
MORTON eS JEIKS
. SUCH AS
HATS. CAPS, BOOTS.
SHOES, NOTIONS. Ac,
PINE AND COTTONWOOD LUMBER.
SHINGLES AND LATH.
We are Agents for
Willcox &. Gibbs Sewing Machine,
which is undoubtedly the best Machine now in
IV. EAT MARKET!
Corner Main and Second Streets,
keeps constantly on hand the beet of all kindj of
which he will furnish to eustomers at the heat of
rates for cash. juZobtuJ
PRICE & LAM1JING
Haveopenel a shop on Bixtli street, south of
Main, where tlicy are prepares to on an worn in
the Blackmithinir line on uliort notice and in
the beet style, fihoeins. Repairing, and all
inds of custom work done promptly. aug-5tf
WOOLWORTH &z CO.,
Binders and Paper Dealers,
IniproTcd Farm mid Tim
ber For Sale.
The farm is about 20 miles west from Platts
mouth. 2 miles wert of Hoover's, on the btnere
road. t'A) acres has been in cultivation a log
house upon it. and plenty of stock water: it is
southwest of section 27. town 12. range Jl IfQ
acres, and connected with it i lot 7 and wiuth
eat li of southeast Vi of section 2U. same town:
and ranlre. timber i)0 and S0-100 acres, making
i'jO and hO-lOU acres. AIho, the northwest of
northwest i of section 21, town. 7l ranre 44, in
Mills county. Iowa, due eaft from Plattmouth.
and one mile from the river, heavy timber. For
terms adlres J). II. SOLOMON.
m.y2Krf. Glenwoud. Iowa.
Manufacturer of Ladies' andlGcnts
Fine Furs and Bobes,
138 Farnliam Street,
Bet. 9th and 10th sts..
I purchase myrnw furs from flrst hands, manu
facture them here, and sell at " per cent, lower
than the same iiuality t-f goudioaa bu purcnasud
in New York. . .
Skins dressed and made up ic .any desirablo
"ilithcst prices raid for Raw Fuii.
vn Main atrcet. opposite Court House,
EI O UT II, W 13 15.,
We have on hand a lursre assortment of
CIGARS & TOBACCO
Consisting of the best qualities of
CTQAES, EINE-CTJT, PLUG AND
As wo deal exclusively in Tobanco we can sell as
chenp, if not cheaper then other atoro in the
live us a cull bcf. re you purchase elscwhcro,
as we know you will bo away sutiefied.
IL. RZCOT1 & CO..
February 11. 1W!. tf. ,
GENTS' rUBNISUlEO GOODS.
Hats, Caps, Boots, Shoes, Trur .is. Valises and
South Side Main Street,
FINE ART GALLERY.
XONE DOOR EAST OF COUIiT HOUSE.)
Where I am permanently locntod, and prepared
to make all kinds of
Such ns Photographs, Ambrotypcs, Gems, Opal,
Porcelain, Watch Dial, Al incites, f c.
AVork done neatly and promptly, and
WARRANTED TO GIVE SATISFACTION.
Abo, keep a well selected stock of
Oval and Square Frames.
All are respectfully invited fo call nd examing
specimens. V. V. LEONARD, Artist,
july22tf riattsmouth. Neb
B. Rfl RLOrK, B. B. WIX1HM.
Co. Clcj k Recorder. Dept. CVk A Roc'r.
Spuriock & Windham,
PLATTSMOUTH - NEBRASKA,
Front Rioms of Court E2ouse
Clerk and Treasurer's Office,
LANDS HO UU11T AND SOLD,
TITLES EXAMINED AND CON
Taxes Paid and Peccipts Forveardul
Plattsmouth, Juno IS. nil.
REAL ESTATE ! !
OF CHOICE LANDS,
Improved and Unimproved,
For sale on reasonable terms; also, Cit propur
ty, consisting of Residences and Unimproved
Lots. Those desiring to in vest capital will Cud
it to their interest to call and examine our iit
before purchasing elsewhere.
augjtf.J fePURLOCK & WINDHAM.
All Tfnnl T-Vlfit,, nlnrwt in tnv linml, fA, cnl.
will be thoroughly advertised without extra :-nL
to the owner. We pun runty to advertise every
piece of property placed on our sale books, (tiv
iiiK lull description of same when ueeii ed. 1 iiis
gives parlies desiring to sell the full advantntro
of advertising their property for sale, without
bavmg a aoliur ot tne expense to psy.
augoU'J fcPLRLOCK. l WINDHAM.
Improved Farm and Timber
rorsale. Ihetiirin is situated Z' miles weft
jth ; XV) acres undcrcultivntion.and
Iu acres ot timber; a. so,
story and a half
House. or terms see
ugOtf.J t-PLRLOCK Jc V'INDIIAIL
Improved Farm for Sale.
Containing 80 acres, six inika west of Platts
mouth. Apply to
auK0ti.j trtllbUtlv t l?llUAJt.
A Great Bargain.
We hve for sale an 80 acre tract of land Ivlna
ten miles southwest from PlMttsnumih. wLirh
can be had at a bargain if application m:idi
soon. SPUKLOCK & WINDHAM.
Valuable Farm for Sale.
Situated on Four Mile Creek V4 miles north
west of Plattsmouth. 1 mile from the fluff riv
er, nnd three-fourths of a mile from the line of
the B. A M. R. li.. and known a the SfM-kinif
farm, containing 280 acres of choice land, lot
acres of which is bottom land, aliout ten acres
are timber and about ninety acres in rrass, tho
uaiance in irruui ani i:nuer tenee. I inn the
premises is a double cabin, frame barnau.3) feet
with stone basement, stables mid other out
building, an orchard, plenty of stock water,
never failing weil, a tcood nchool bouse; also ti
acres of timber land in rjarpy county, near th
mouth of the Platte river. nli lui urn anil
six (2 and 6 in Block four (4) and lots seven and
eiptit 1 1 ara K) in tsiock one hundred and mty
cight U68 in the city of Plattsmouth. Terms
t.nnuireat the premises or of t'ae subscriber
in Saunders Co. Ni b. M. STOCillNG.
l'lattrrnouth, Aug. 5 tf.
Notice is hcreV'T riven to all inirilm ti-. i!,,.
business before the County Comiuifsioncrs Court
the nature of which wiil rrquire the filii: of pa
pers, that the requsite papers mii-t be filed with
the County Clerk before the first da v of each sc
session of said Court, fo obtain a hearing upon
any such tnntters as they may desire to brin
ociore mc imn.
J he rapidly llicresiiue Lusinea of the Court
makes this t.rdcr of imperative- necessity; tht:t
a regular order of business iimv ha nravimiHlv
arrauged.wbercby the Doard may moresystcniiit-
1'iiiiy anu wun ereaier celerity Uisiiatci tho
business brought belre them.
JUy order of the Doard.
marDV63. CHerk Cass county. Neb.
F. P. TODD. AGENT,
PLJ1TTSMO Um. J'EBR1SA'J.
A rood assortment of Mnehmefl on l.arj I
also keep Thread. Oil. Needles. ,Vc.
.Machines to rent by the month.
Olfic North side Main street, with ILirnlMirirer'
A Co. deVoTtf
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