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PLATTSMOtJTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 20, 1869.
Jul Ha SjL ISl. 1j Uo
Ia the Ohio Legislature a bill has been
tntro luceJ to repeal that mo6t novel and
ridiculous of all Statutes that ever dis
graced the statute books of any Stated
generally termed the visible admixture
The fate of the bill may be con
IJorC'l doubtful in consequence of the
political admixture and hybrid progeny,
in the Hamilton county representation
resulting from the running of the citi
Many of our neighborine exchanges
are now speaking coiumendably of Ajax
jiarvey, and eem to repret that he is
goin to leave the State, In Lincoln
the othor day some of his admirers pre
sented him with a gold watch for some
thins li has taid or done for the new
Capital. He must have improved lm-men-ely
since the time he rebelliously
and contemptuously drapjred his coun
try's flai; in the dirt through the streets of
'Jra.-ka City. It always seems to us
that we don't feel like making much fuss
over a man who ha,s done such a thing,
without provocation more than Harvey
fc si Tccumsfh Ch if J tan.
'There is much farce in the above. We
were present when Harvey committed
the gTDSf outrage upon the flag of oar
ountry, hut tan bear testimony that it
can JarJiy be Paid to have been Harvey
that JiJ it. It was rebel whisky, and
Harvey was the '"instrument in the handd
of the rebel whisky." lie has joii.cd
the Good Templers since that time, and
his (we think) been trying to attone for
v,:u? of t!i3 acts of the whisky while
he was under its control.
JETV MILITARY I'OST.
ru n Crekk, Jan. 15, 1S70.
To Omaha Republican:
We hail with pleasure the report that
a uiilitry jOst is to be established on the
RrfuliiVan River, .south of i'lum Creek,
which will caue a wagon road to be
opened south from I'lum Creek. . This
will soon rau-e the RufLilo to be killed
in our country and thus deprive the In
dians ci" their base of ojieratiutis, which,
in uur opinion, wiil do more in giving us
le-urity. and cause our country- to settle
.with a firuiiii-r community, than any
movement that could be made. A
briJ'c l.-uilt, at this point across the
l'litte River, would be of great advant
age, loth fjr government transportation,
ajweli as ati rding easy accem to the
l.irpe herds of bu'falo and other game
that rove in that country, which wmjld
soon- di.apjear Leforc the hunters, thus
1 Mvir. it uselesn for t he Indians that are
now hit ported right in our midst, aad
are ci ik.-tritly annoying us aid causing
tr 'utile k-ft at every station along
tl: . V. EailrcaJ.
Ib-pinj the above rumor is correct,
we ui uiit our thouehts to you.
i)AWSON CoCNTY. -
Th suggestions above are good, and
wuu'.l l,e a necen-'ity were it not for one
ti.iiv. namely that the 13. & M. Road in
Iv.-hiaka will reach out during the cora
i:.r season t-o as to render the bridging
(,." the Matte unnecessary so far as pet
ti! to the liepublican River country is
Ti:e nilrno'! Lnudi.
0 .-or two hundied thousand acres of
th"t hoiiv-t firming lands in Lancaster
C'ur.iv Trill be :ut into market on the
firt f Ar-riL These lands were selected
vtra! y; p.rs ago by the l'ur'.ington &
Missouri illvor Riiiroml Company, be-fi-;e
there wre many settlers in the Salt
t.'ro; k Vallo y. The company, therefore,
had a spleniid range, art! they improved
th "ir opp-Ttunity.
It ih for the interest f the company
now. that they are about to obtain a per
ireted title t these land.- by the comple
tion cf their roa l throuch Nebrri
sortie them n as ramdlv as ios.-itik In
order to do this they wiil be thrownopen
luictici! xr'Jlers on April 1st in thee fur
g 'rii g in a crop this season.
The rlan h to anrrai.-e these landsand
them to actual occupants for cash
iw, or one-tldrd down anil tle balance
n one r tw. years, or on credit for ten
7r,ars at fi per cent, mterest, or.e-ntnth of
the urinei: a! heine caid each year after
i . , . -
it will be seen that this liberal plan
wii enable any industrious man to secure
a farm, with a fair prospect of paying for
it without inconvenience.
The company have secured the r-
' yiccs of a gentleman of large exjcrienic
ii the land bu: incis. for its Land Com-fc)i.-'i
oner. George S. Harri, who has
- tod in that capacity for the 1. & M.
K. R. Co. in Iowa, and for the ITannilal
k St. Joseph (Vnipany in Missouri;
"i- of r.-.ii. Rutler to prepare a descvi p
ti -a of the soil, climate aud jiroductions
of .utl.orn Nebraska.
We cotu-ratulafc the citizen- of Lan
oa tor, a-mders and Ca-s counties, up'm
the early dawning of the long wi.-hed for
'ay. when theMj lands sb.all le nponcl U)
th-: settlors. Their Ion? withdrawal from
market has leen a j:reat ob.-tacle to t!ie
settlement of r.ne of the most fertile re
gions in the United States.
There w:i be no iloubt that the same
policy will .-oon adopted as to the
i!ids reserved for this company west of
Lancaster county, Sewarl, Butler and
York, and that the time ia near at hand
when one of the chief sources of com
plaint among our people will be removed,
.. and the whole suilaee of the country lc
thrown open to improvement. Lincoln
Complaint having been lodged again -t
larce number of the citizens of North
llcnd for cutting timber on government
kil l, about a' dozen of the residents of
that vi-inity ware taken in charge by the
V- S Marshal and transported to Omaha
i-t trial. As near as we can learn, ths
"ts are simply these : Since the survey
' the government in that locality an
i land has been formed in the 1'latte, on
which timber sprung up, and as no indi
vidual in particular claimed the land,
and the government paid no attention to
it, the citizens have felt at liberty to o
th-'re and nlleet such wood as they could
aiake ue of. Some person, feeling ag
grieved by the loss the government, him
st'f, or nobody, was sustaining, and with
a desire to place money in the pockets of
- - Coiutuissioncrs and Marshall, took
the trouble to file a complaint in Omaha;
of cuurse, the prisoners were taken
tnere at great expense either to them
dvea or the goTernment. Tlie matter
has occasioned considerable fccling and
the lawyers will likely make a goou thing
t of it before it b settled. Fremont
Of the coming Fat Men's Convention
- at Lewiston, the Wakrville (Me.) Mail
tay?: l,Tr 1,
' r ' brains arainst their bellies, t?iev
find that the ntirews hv met."
OUR ASHLAND LETTER.
WE AT II ER TOWN NEWS LEGISLA
Appropriate Resolution on ai
Oorreapandence f Daily PlatUnlouth Herald.
Asiilanh, Jan. 17, 1370.
From the quiet, orderly, half-resolved
winter of last month, we were on yester
day ushered into the rapacious jaws of a
regular northwestern "blewhard." In
the early morning a slight rain was fall
ing, which soon turned to a furious storm
of wind and snow.
All the day long the merciless storm
raged with unabated fury. The piercing
wind and blinding snow made extensive
pedestrianism a theme of contemplation,
but not to be indulged in.
Few indeed were they who left their
firesides during the) entire day. The
primitive shanties of Saline Ford afford
but moderate protection against the se
verity of such a storm. If a few of them
were blown down, or up, and replaced
with houses new and comfortable, it
would prove a mercy to numerous ten
ants aud a great addition to the appear
ance and wealth of the town. Purple
ears and noses are among the gratuities
of the icy-fingered visitor.
At the late session of the County Com
missioners an appropriation of $2,000
was made for the purpose of erecting a
substantial bridge across Salt Creek, on
the line of Main street, the citizens agree
ing to raise $1,000 toward the same ob
ject. 1 his is a much needed improve
ment one in which the various business
interests are immediately connected.
With the advent of the Ii. & M., we
will have lumber and coal, and all the
commodities of commerce necessary to
the wants of our citizens and the devel
opment of our country; and a safe and
reliable transit will be all-important.
The "ford" is not always to be depended
upon. Like divers and sundry of the
"genus homo," who occasionally get a
drench bath gratis while under the ex
hilerating effects of benzine, the "ford"
gets more than "half seas over," and for
many days in succession communication
by teams is entirely cut off.
We shall hail the construction of a
bridge as one of the most sensible moves
that has been made here in the way of
An appropriation was also made for
the erection of a building for the accom
modation of the county officers, upon
ground donated for that purpose by
Messrs. Miller & Clark.
The Ashland legislature will convene
on Tuesday evening, ISth inst., under
the supervision of the following named
officers: Andrew Marble, (lovcrnor; M.
Willeic, Speaker of the House ; C. II.
Walker, Chief Clerk; C, X. Folsom,
Assistant Clerk ; J. G. Whitelock, Ser
ge ant-at-Arms; G. W. Sheppard, En
grossing Clerk; J. G. Stanley, Enrolling
Clerk ; T. W. Vollentine, T. Ii. Glenn,
Pages. You may look out for lively
There is considerable excitement con
scrpient upon the eve of the departure of
one of the "Benedict Ext .rminators" for
the East. It is feared by some that he
has hostile intentions toward a "Wolve
rine" of the female persuasion, in which
event his brother bachelors have decided
to give him a suitable reception on his
return. Judcina: from the badges of
mourning recently adopted by the "Club"
he is a "goner."
Appropriate resolutions of reprimand,
remonstrance and regret, have been
adopted at a called meeting of the
Whrrcds, Our dearly beloved Brother
Abel Bunker F , having of late re
ceived divers small white envelopes, con
taining therein sundry sentiments dic
tated by the Goddess Venus, but penned
by one of Eve's fair daughters possess
ing all the cunning handed down to her
by posterity, from her ancient grandamc
Wiereas. Our dear Brother Abel Ban
kei F , having always taken a decided
ftand in society, and having long been
one of the leading members among the
"Exterminators;" alwaysconSd-nt of his
ability to withstand the influences of the
syrcn-voiccd goddess, but by recklessly
persisting in throwing himself within the
range of this contaminating influence,
like the inebriate, vcr confident of his
ability to rcsit the intoxicating cup,
when once having tasted, is led from one
step to another, until to-day finds him
only a wreck of manhood; so with our
dear brother, once being induced to re
ceive those little sentiments of ruin, he
has fallen a victim, and his bright pro-spectator
the future brought to an un
timely end. As Eve ' was instrumental
in bringing about the Fall of Adam, so
has this unknown venusboen instrumen
tal in the ruin of our dear Brother Abel;
Therefore le it
lirsnh'd', That we who are beyond
the influence of those seeking the down
fall of the members of this "Club," who
are striving to walk uprightly before God
and man. will forever stand aloof from
their dangerous wiles.
And be it furtlicr.rcsolccfl, That our
dear Brother has our binccre and heart
felt sympathy in his downward career,
and the prayers of this Order that he
may withstand the temptations to which
he may be subjected while on the jour
ney he is about to undertake.
"And l it farther relcrxl, That if our
dear Brother shall cease from his wan
derings after strange gods, and return to
the doors of this order, he shall receive a
hearty welcome, and be ndiuitUnl to all
its social enjoyments as aforetime. As
an earnest of our sincerity we will sing,
as did the Big Chief to the Aborigines,
"While the lamp-holds out t barn.
' The vi!t sinner may return.
STUANUE HI' IT IX LEAVE WORTH.
Out ribc Pnrtlrn "oe for" an Edi
tor and eta Rawhide.
Tho Leavenworth Evening Call of
January 5th, contained the following :
"The suit of Dr. Will E. Turner vs.
Lottie Van Horn has turned out badly
for the Dr. He charred for his dailv
visits, and the him for his nocturnal visits
to her room. Her charges were greater
than his, and because he would not deny
the justice thereof, Williams gave her a
judgment. Physic mixed with bilkin
makes a bad compound. Dr. I would
not try it again. "
On Wednesday afternoon, as we learn
from the Times and Conservative, Mr.
l'rice, local editor of the Call, met Tur
ner in the Postoince, where some words
passed in relation to the publication of
the item in the Call, Air. 1 nee telling
him that he uieraly printed it as he wuld
any other piece of news. Turner theli
made an assault upon Mr. l'rice, who
defended himself so effectually as to be
getting the better of the fracis.'when by
standers interfered and separated them.
As they parted Turner said ."this is not
over yet." Mr. Price started upstrcet,
but it apiears that he felt he had been
wronged, and the Dr. declaring that
there was to be more of it, did not tend
to quiet his feelings. He repaired to a
store near by, and bought a large raw
hide, with which he proceeded to the
Dr.'s room, and called him to come out."
He did not appear anxious to come, so
Mr. Price went at him with his rawhiJc
and slashed him several times over the
head and face. Beiug near the door he
was finally pushed out and the . door
locked. Finding that the fellow had
concluded not to "have it out," he re
turned to the office. SV. Joe Union.
ROW IS I1ELLEVCE.
Wblsfcy Nbops Gnitrd aal Rnraed to
tlie Uronud One Unu Keriounljr
Hbt and Severn! Badly
On Saturday evening last a gang of
Irkhmen (laborers on the railroad ) gath
ered in a saloon kept by Jim Peters,
and, after drinking freely and having
several free fijrhts and knock downs
among themselves, concluded to "clean
out the shanty," whereupon they seized
the bar-tender and tumbled him out of
doors, having things their own way
complete masters of the situation. But
the bar-tender, reinforced by several of
tlif Yankee roughs of the town, returned .
and made a charge on the -"shebang,"
tiring revolvers promiscuously into the
crowd, causing the "Hibernians" to
scatter from theloors and wiadows like
miniature "Bull Run." But they in
. few minutes reorganized their forces,
returned, and carried the house by storm,
completely tearing it down and setting it
on fire. So that on Sunday Bellevue
was minus one of its worst rum holes.
The only regret is that they did not serve
some other places equally as bad. These
rum-sellers will find that the law will not
frotect them in their nefarious and un
One of the Irislimcn was shot twice in
the hip. The surgeon has been unable
to extract the bullet. No arrests have
been made. Omaha JiepiMican.
We devete a great portion of our pa
per to adverti.-i g Southern Nebraska,
in the belief that we cannot usc our col
umns to a l etter advantage, or fill them
with reading matter which will conduce
more ;o t'le general good.
We have !een a resident of Nebraska
for nearly thirteen years, and the de
scription of her soil, climate, people,
resources, ct , as portrayed in our ex
tracts f.om the forthcoming book of the
State Commissioner fir Immigration, we
know to be strictly true.
Our non-resident readers wiil please
note the fact that Tecumseh, the county
seat of John-on County, is in the midt
of this delightful country ;. she is rapidly
and permanently improving and her
future prospects are bright. TecumseTi
is located about thirty miles from the
.Missouri river, directly west of the city of
Brownville, on the line of railroad now
being constructed from Quincy, Illinois,
to Ft. Kearney; the is about forty miles
from the State Capitol, forty-five fnm
the Nebraska ami Kansas State line,
thirty-five miles from Nebraska City.
We have plenty of timber, water and
stone-coal ; and, taking everything into
consideration, there is no town within
the interior of Nebraska with more or
tietter natural advantages, or whose pros
pect is more flattering, CUiftain.
The business at the U. S. Land Office
in this city still continues bri.-dc. People
at the east are beginning to wake up.
"Large bodies move slow," as the old
quotation runs, .nd we predict that more
people will settle in Nebraska noxt sea
son than ever ln-fore. "Uncle Samuel"
has in this land district 1,1JIUKK) acres
of land subject to pre-emption and home
stead. The district includes the tier of
counties immediately south of the Platte
river as far west as Ft. Kearney, running
through the centre of the State ami em
bracing some of the finest sections f the
whole country; the mot of the lands,
however, yet open to occupancy, -are sit
uated west from the capital and directly
in the tract of several important Rail
Roads. There yet remains in Lancaster
county a little more than 30,010 acres of
land that is open to pre-emption and
Hot !! Balanced.
There arc a grrat many strange things
in this western country, but one of the
strangest of all is the crcat difference
between the prieo of grain and that of
meat, ine wmpie statement, mat me
former commands only twenty-five ccuts
per bushel in our market, while the lat-
j ter ranges from ten to fifteen eenkS per
pound, would sound a little awkward to
those who reside in states where an av
erage prodiieing'eqiiilibriuni is generally
maintained. This fact, is a-toundmg.
Such a diiference, was never heard of 'be
fore ! Do our fanner see and feel it?
Will they have it thus a year hence, or
will they wisely take it into their heads
to right this matter to raise more cattle
and hogs? If a farmer has notTdised
his own meat, the grain he produced will
Fcarcely buy it. One hundred and fifty
miles east of here hogs can be purchased
at nominal ficures, and" he same as re
gards cattle. Are there no gentlemen of
a speculative, turn m our part ot the
country ? : To purchase stock at four and
five ecnts per pound there, and sell at
ten, twelve and fifteen cents here occurs
to us as being a pretty lively way of
turning money over. But what we want
to say to our farrnici' friends is, not to
allow the state ot things which now beset
them to do so again within a twelve
month, if ever. Go all the way to Mis
souri or Iowa, and buy a few pigs aad
calves to turn yonr gram into money
with next fall. It is not your fault that
you suflerjiow next t'me it will bo.
FARAUR 4.FIIS OF ALL NAHTS.
Of the sixty-six United States Sen
ators, forty-six are lawyers.
Bishop Simpson is in Washington, the
guest ol senator Harlan.
Lord Mayor Besley, of London, was
once a type-sticker.
The best definition we have seen of
Mrs. Stowe's new Byron story is, that it
is "her old one hammered out thin."
No person who drinks can find employ
ment in any position on the Bangor and
Piscataquis railroad in Maine.
. ,The Plymouth Church peoide propose
to add $5,000 1 Henry Ward Beecher's
salary, . , .
Joseph Ii Perley has been appointed
Chief Engineer of the New York Fire
M. Bauer, the Empress Eugenie's
spiritual confessor, is a . converted Jew,
and a Hungarian by birth. -
The English House of Commons num
bers 658 members. The French Legis
lative body numbers 2U2 members.
Thp ' Tnternnl Revenue CoHeetnr nf
San Francisco " receives greenbacks at
the rate of eighty-three cents to the dol
A. T. Stewart and William B. Astor
made the "grand round" on New Year's
day, togetheroecupying the same carriage
for the sake of economy, it noay have
A fashionable woman in Paris said to
a reporter: "I do not object to your
speaking of me in the papers, but do it
m my maid arranges my decollette
dresses show only a little, and leave the
rest to tho imagination."
M. Barbey d'Aureville writes his 'copy'
for the printers in ink of yarious colors.
One line is black, then is a line in blue
and green ; red and violet follow in order.
The capital letters are written in ink of
a special color.
A member ofthe Wyoming Legisla
ture, seeking to sustain a point of order,
jerked his coat off, with "Mr. Speaker,
irt :il 1. .1 .J...J .
ir some reiiaoie man vwn iimuun;cuuua
I'll teach him that he is out of order."
The point was sustained.
The Newark Courier states that Brick
Pomcroy, liaving heard of a New Jersey
lad named after him, i3 so well pleased
that he has adopted the boy.
A correspondent, writing to Zion's
Herald, Boston, says that quiet is so far
restored in Georgia that he believes the
time for killing Methodist preachers has
gone by forever.
The New York Herald of the 5th
challenges the "oldest inhabitant" to
give the year and day before 1 870 when
the Hudson rivcrwasopen right through
without interruption to Albauy, for
steamboats, tugs and tows.
Father Hyaeinthe, it is reported has
been bummoned to Rome by tho Pope to
answer for. his heretical opinions. He
expects to return to this country, aud
make it his permanent home.
It is announced that Gen. McCIellan,
who has been in Washington for two or
three days, "looks the same as of yore,
and saunters among the halls and vesti
bules ofthe hotel, in a neat-titting brown
business suit, careless of the notice of
the haljitues thereof."
The latest bulletin with reference to
snake bites is that they may be pre
vented from terminating fataiiy by the
application of live coals of tire. Cauter
ization for such injuries was employed
scores of years ago.
Daniel W. M Farland, who is under
indictment lor the murder of Albert D.
Richardson, is to be tried in the Court of
Oyer and Terminer, in New York, in
March. The defense will set up the
plea of temporary insanity.
Bayard Taylor, in his lecture" at Chil
licothe, Ohio, last week, said he had
traveled fifty thousand miles in Europe
and had never had an accident or missed
a connection. While iu America it so
happened he had traveled two weeks,
and in that short time had seven acci
dents and never made a single connection.
In Marengo, Iowa, tho other day, a
contest at the ladies" fair over a writing
desk to be given to the handsomest
young lady in town, strafped every
boy that was present. A Chicago girl
broke an engagement with a young man
Itecause he snored while sleeping. Some
impertinent fellow wants to know how
she found it out. '
"I wish, reverend father," said Cur
ran to Father 0'lxary, "that you were
St. Pcter,andyouhadthc keys of Heaven,
because then you could let iu iu." "By
my honor and conscience," replied
O'Lcary, "it would be better for you that
I had the keys of tho ofir place, for
then I could let you out.
It is related of a certain distinguished
citizen of Massachusetts, not now living,
that after his return from a short Euro
pean tour he was accustomed to refer to
it more frequently than good taste would
dictate; ana that, on being asked to offer
prayer in public, he Iegan: 0 Lord!
Thou knowest that when I was in Eu
One of the little sensations of our
town for the past week has been a ma
chine which Li propelled by canine mus
cle. It is claimed that it will run a com
sheller, washing machine, wheat fan,
wood saw and churn. We believe it to
be a good thing, if for no other reason
than that all the work you can get out of
a dog is clear gain. Beatrice Clarion.
A tax of three mills has leen levied
by our Commissioners to build a court
house, and it will be seen that they ad
vertise for proposals iu this pauer, The
site has at last been lacatea, and the
most admirable one that could have pos
sibly been selected. . We will have a
court-house yet the right kind of oney
and in just tho right place. Beatrice
Prince Pierre Bonaparte, who shot
and killed one of the editors of the Paris
Marseillaise (Rochefort's journal), is the
fourth son of Lucien Bonaparte, brother
of Napoleon I. The Prince is 55 years
of age, wild in his habits, and during his
lifetime has roamed through nearly every
civilized countrj- in the world. He
passed through many changes of fertune
in America. Italy and Belgium, return
ing to France after the catastroi.he of
At a meeting of the Cincinnati bar, held
on Friday last, Judge Wdl Johnson, in
the course of a fine eulogy, said: "His
father. Dr. David Stanton, died while
Edwin was yet a child. In the midst of
a large and successful practice, he was
stricken down by apoplexy, ar.d, being
too generous a man to be rich, he left a
widow and four children in straiehtened
circumstances, but not poor, so long as
Edwin was left to them. How well I re
member him as a salesman in the book
store of James Trumbull, just tall enongh
to get his head above the counter, dili
gently working for $6 a month and car
rying" his wages to help his widowed
mother to support her family and edu
cato the younger childrcu"
The Railroad City ofthe Ave of Steam.
From the New York Economist Jan, 8tb,
Chicago, in a business point of view,
is the model city of the continent, or,
for that matter, of the world. In energy,
enterprise and sagacity it compares fa-(
vorably with the most famous cities of
ancient and modern times. We read
with wonder of l'almyra, springing sud
denly from the desert, and controling the
trade of the world. The stories of Ven
ice and Amsterdam rising from the sea,
and winning its richest commerce, fire
the imagination ; but Chicago, in their
growth and capabilities, surprises them
all. Within the lifeti-ue ef men who
are still comparatively young and active
in the pursuits of life, it has risen from
the position of a wretched Indian village
to be the inland city of the West, the
center of its growing commerce, and the
rival of cities far older than herself, and
endowed with infinitely greater natural
capacities. If New ork, with far
greater advantages of capital and loca
tion, had evinced a -imilar spirit, it would
now be equal in wealth and importance
with Liverpool and London. .
The peculiarity of Chicago is, that it
makes trade. It does not wait for trade
to come to it. When an opening for
business occurs, it improves the chances.
Whin there is no opening, a locomotive
is butted through to make- one. In this
respect it is difficult to determine whether
Chicago has grown with the .Vest, or
the A est grown with it. One is a pro
dact and sequence of the other. It lays
the entire country under contribution.
It pushes its lines of railroad across the
prairies, and anticipates the industry of
the pioneers and the imigrant. ith
wondrous sagacity it discounts the labor
of the millions of toilers of the Old
World, whose eager eyes are turned to
ward the setting sun. It is emphatically,
the Railroad City of the age of steam.
The mere statistics of Chicago com
merce, though surprising, convey no ad
equate idea of the spirit aud enterprise
of the place. We take comparatively
little note of the fact that its manufac
tures last year were valued at $58,000,
000 ; that it received $415,052,000 worth
of commodities; that its wholesale trade
amounted to $369,935,530 ; that its net
income last year was 73,000,000, and
that it also added 3,423 to the numler
of its dwellings last year. All this
growth, marvellous enough considering
the dullness ot the times, is nothing to
its enterprise in opening up new lines of
railroad. It is here that Chicago, while
a ' 1 a
serving its own interests, nas rendered
the most essential services to humanity.
It sees thriving cities and fertile farms
in petty Indian towns and on the broad
prairie, and throws forward its iron arms
to secure their trade in present and pros
pective. V here it gets its capital tor
its various railroad enterprises is only
ess surprising than the liberality, sa
gacity, and munihccnce disnlaved in us
disbursement. Money is poured out like
water to open new channels of trade.
Its merchants are princes in liberality
and largeness of view.
We Iikc everything about Chicago ex- !
cent its morals; but on that point New
Y.rk, Unfortunately, has nothing to
boast of, and no stones to throw. In
most other respects the Empire City has
much to learn from its younger sister.
At any rate it has nothing but good will
and cordial wishes tor the great city ot
the West. We bear no malice because
it attempted to intercept the commerce
of the Pacific States and of the East, or
because its dreams of annihilating the
thousand miles that sepcrate it from the
ocean, in order to become, at our ex
pense, the centre of the foreign com
merce of our continent.
What New York is now, Chicago u.ay
beconie, . within the lifetime of persons
now living, and this without the Empire
City losing the relative superiority in
wealth and commerce. Who shall set
bounds to the greatness of a city that is
always abreast and ahead of time, when
the valley of the .Mississippi shall count
its destined 500,000.000 of population ?
What limit shall then be placed upon the
wealth and power of the Republic at
large ? "--M
Otoe Indian Treaty.
A treaty is pending in the Senate, be
tween the United States and the Otoe
Indians, a tribe of 500 squalid savages
occupying a reservation on the southern
boundary of Nebraska, sixty or seventy
m les west of the Missouri river. The
terms of the treaty have not been made
public, but we are informed that it con
templates the transfer of their lands
(some 200,000 acres), to a railroad com
pany, for about $30,000 in coin", or at
tho rate of fifteen cents per acre. Any
such treaty is nessarily a gigantic swindle,
irnd if ratified by the innate will bring
down upon all the parties concerned s
seorn ot indignation. If the President
has transmitted such a treaty to the Sen
ate, or indeed any treaty with the Indi
ans proposing to transfer their lands to
any private corporation, directly or indi
rectly, we hope he. will withdraw it. All
th ;se reservations as soon as they are re
linquished by the Indians, ought to be
held subject to pre-emption by actual
settlers. Chicago Tribune.
Weclipthe following from the (Edina,
We learn that a terrible shooting affair
occurred in Adair county last week be
tween the Lowe brothere. It appears
that one of them had seduced the Sister-in-law
of another brother, who came to
the residence of his father to inquire
into the matter. While there in a quar
rel with his brother, the seducer, he
drew 3 revolver and shot at him, but,
missing his aim, the ball lodged iu the
brain of another brother killing him in
stantly ; he then fired a second shot at
his brother, but, again missed his aim,
and shot another brother in the abdo
men. He then mounted his horse, rode
off and, a late report says, ended the
tragedy by shooting himself.
An exchange discourses tersely and
well as follows :
"Recollect that every dollar sent to
Eastern papers is at the expense of local
papers. A county acquires prominence
through its paper more than any other
way, and to every one who has county
interests at stake his home paper is a
necessity. Never will such a man take
a paper printed away from home until
he ia able to take a second paer. His
first paper will be his home sheet, and
he will so identify his own interests with
those of his county paper a-s to consider
his subscription as much a matter of
yearly duty as the payment of his taxes."
It has been stated, says the New York
Times, that the largest sum subscribed
in New York city to the funl for the
benefit of the fam.ly of the late Mr.
Stanton is $1,000, and that that was
from a Democrat. The facts do not bear
out the statement. Mr. A. T. Stewart
gave $5,000 and twenty other gentlemen.
4 all Republican?, $1,000 ac-b.
Chicago, Jan. IS.
The followingdispatch andaccompan-.
ins; letter was received to-day by Col.
Wtn, Supt. W. U. T. Co., for this
district, from the leader of the striking
operators of that company in this city:
New York, Jan. 17, 1870.
T all officers of the T. P. L.:
1 have canvassed the situation and be
lieve it useless to continue the strike. I
hereby absolve all Western Union mem
bers lrom their oaths ond advise them to
return to work.
Signed R. W. Tope, G. C. O.
Ciiicaoo, Jan. 18, 1870.
To Col. J. J. S. Wilson, Supt. W. C. T. Co.:
Dear Sir :a The atove is a copy of a
dispatch received here in official cipher of
the T. P. L. Please make whatever use
of it you may deem proper. A meeting
will be called tltis evening, when the '
Chicago Circuit wulbe formally dissolved
and all its members released from all
oaths and pledges of the Telegraphers'
Protective League, and urged hereafter
to act as may best promote their own in
terests and those of their employers.
Signed ' A L. Baker.
Chicago, Jan. 18.
Flour Unchanged; sales of spring
extras at 3 80(4 75.
Wheat Moderately active; No 2 a
shade easier, closing steady at 77; No
1 sold at 84A; No 3 68 J (3:69 ; rejected
Corn A shade better, with a fair lo
cal demand; No 2 closing at 7l'0j(71;
no grades sold at 570.' 60.
Oats Dull, but firm; No 2 closing
steady at 39 ; rejected 34 .
Rye Steady ; No 2 at 70.
Barley Entirely nominal and no sales
of any grades.
High wines Quiet: closingat 91(3-92,
Provisions Moderately active and
closed rather weak on pork which sold at
27 IS 27 25, closin at 27 0) cash; sel
lers for February brought 27 30(-27 50.
Meats Steady ; grecu shoulders 9 i ;
greeu rough sides 12; green rough ribs
13; green hams 14; cured meats i cent
Lard Quiet at 151(316.
Buttei- Dull, the demand being con
fined to cnoice at 27( 29.
Eggs Firm, fresh lots3334.
Can't You Let Him ftre.
Not a hundred miles from Chicago, in
the rural burg of Dundee, lives an an
cient widow lady who has a lout of a son
about twenty-four years "old, who, like
the man's son, "is a darned smart boy,
but don't know anything." Not long
since the old lady was taken sick and lay
at the point of death. Feeling her end
approaching, she called her son to her
bedside to give him her parting counsel.
Abe stood with open mouth, apparently
swallowing every word, the old lady's
words seeming to have a good effect upon
"Abram," said she, "here I lie with
death staring me in the face."
At this moment a knowing expression
pascd over Abe's features and he broke
ont, "Can't you let him stare?"
The old dame thought it no use, and
The students of the University 0
Michigan have established "University
Day," to be celebrated annually hereaf
ter in November. The first celebration
occurred on Wednesday last. To the
number of 1,000 the students marched
through the principal streets of Ann
Harbor, to a church, where they listened
to words of good cheer and friendly coun
sel from acting President Frieze, Judge
Campbell of the Law Department, Pro
fessor Palmer, of the Medical Department
and Professor W.nchell of the Literary
The Supreme Court of Alabsiaa has
decided that there has been no property
in slaves since 186S; that every judgment
given by any of the Alabama courts from
1861 to 165 are null and void, as all
officers, courts and Legislature wern ille
gal. Of the two or three hundred young
ladies at Vassar College, not one Is cred
ited with good looks.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON te ci5 his
professional services to tho citizens of C funin-
ty. Kcsidencesoutheastcoruerof Oalc dS:xth
streets; ollioo on .M;iin street, oppos Court
House, l'laltsmouth. Nebraska.
.1. V. H4ITLIi, !M. ..
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, lite a Sur-peon-in-Chief
of the Army of the Potomac,
Plattsinouth, Nebraska. Oflk-e with Dr. K. Ii.
Livingston, on Main street, opposite tho Court
llousx. Private residence corner of lUx k aud
11th streets, two doors south of P. P. Giu-i'.
lr. J. XT. TIIOSI IS,
Havinz permanently located at Weeping Wa
ter Fulls, tenders his professional service lo the
jitiecs of Ca.ss county, Nebraska. jau7'0'jt.f.
O. H. WHKKI.KR. L. D. BKX.VETT.
I. IS. YTIICEKl St & CO,
Real Estate and Tax Paying Agents, Notaries
Public, T'ire and Life Insurance Agents, Plvits
tuouth. Nebraska. je2Uf
T. 71. .IT tliQUCrT,
ATTORNEY AT LAW and Solicitor in Cha
eery, Pldttsmouth, Nebraska.
8. MAXWKLL. 1M. M.ClUriliK'
M XyEI.l,?A, CHAFM Ai,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW and Solicitors iu
Chancery, Plattsniouth, Nebraska. Oliice ovtr
While &. Buttery's Drag Store. Laprl.
J. E. Holland. Proprietor, corner f Main and
Third streets. Plattsinouth, Nebraska, Having
been refitted aud newly furnished offers first
class accommodations. Doard by the week r
TTIKI.tr T rOTTEXUKR.
ATTORNEY AT LAW, Plattsmouth. Nyh.
C. HEISEL. Proprietor. Having recently been
repaired and placed in thorough running order.
lOO.IXK) Bushels of Wheat wauled iuinic ai..te.y
for which the aighest market price will be paid.
j. rv. Trial:,
General Life. Accident, Fire, Inland and Trans-
f ... ..1 W;)l lr. ritl" 1 at r-i. . - .1
able rates in the most reliable Companies ir. the
unite.! c-iaics. uuice opposite ice iuu:t iionsa,
latlataoutu. Neb. i -nay-Hi.
Rob. D. Coates - Proprietor.
Corner Sixth and Vine Streets.
Ample Stabling attached. Terms lower than
ano house in town.
OROAXS. IflFXOH EOi'
I I aiu Agent for the best Musical Intrmnent
made. Persons wishing to buy Pianos. Cabinet.
Metropolitan or Portable Organs, or Melodcocs
can nurchase thro'ieh mv Acency on as libend
terms as thcr can from the maufaturcrs then.-
isslvcs. Al iotruuientn fuuy wurroated.
?OR RENT. The hest bmino.M loom on
L Maui Street will be rnid ut lw fifrur-.
muireof X. J. BuNI & CO.
'ANTED A purchaser for the n w 21-12-12
S. ri. 14-12-12 undivided 11 of S. K. Si 12-
A pplenJM chance tr fecure a farm. The
above land lies finm 6 to S miles west and south
west of Pl.ittfinouth. fitrroumied by rood farms,
and wiil lie oid on (he l'llwinfcteriu!. in lots U
?uit purchaser!'. .ne fourth Uowu, balance in
One. Two. :ind Three ycai-. at ton per cent Int.
Persons whihinr to secure farm can do fo now
on the above re:if,onai)l terms. Apply imme
diately to S. Di.'kk, Laud Apent.
Title Indisputable. S. LUKE.
r ANTKJ A youth over 17 years old to car
1 1 .ry M.id on horse-buck, between this city
ami Eacturyville Cass County. One residing
wilh his parents preferred, luquire of
J. W. SHANNON.
Janl0d3wl. Livery i?(.ttble.
"WAXTKD. A purchaser for .' acres of
T land, situated 7 miles wet of Plattsinoutli
and 1J miles froinn Depot on rbe It. A M. R. R.
Said Land is well watered and is adjotninir a
good Farm. Ca.be bought for one-fourth tho
price, cash in huu . balance in three eanl pay
ment. Will be s Id in SO acre tracts it desired.
Apply to M U1U.UCK A WINDHAM.
IrANTED A p.i -chaser for a Farm con
V? twining VMj acre-, situated 5 miles from
Plattsiuouth. Pri-e per acre. Apply to
ocu2tf SPL Rl,OCK A WINDHAM.
WANTED A purchaser for fix acres of
land adjoining riattsmoutn. Apply to
SPLRLOCK A WINDHAM.
r ANTED A purchaser for fifteen acres cf
land adjoining rlattsniouth. Apply t-
SSPUULOCK A WINDHAM.
rANTED A purchaser for a Residence
with two acres ot land and improvement.
Apply to SPLRLOCK A WINDHAM.
. FOIi S AMI.
I 'UK A'ALKA farm in Wucpinc Water rre
cinct. situated S miles froui a station on the
U. A M. R. R., and l!j miles from Weeping
Water Fails. Well Watered, with plenty of
timber. Can bo bought for S1.800, if applica
tion is made within two month. Apply to
janloil- SPLRLOCK A WliaDflAM.
I?0R SALE A 100 acre tract f land, situated
in Mount Pleasant precinct. A bargain for
some one. Apply to
janlotf fcPLRLOCK A WINDHAM.
G. DOOM Has 150 Cord of Wood to sell.
?I VE RESIDENCE loU for t.alc. Six months
i timegiveii on half the purchase money.
App!yto SrrRbors Wixdham.
1OR SALE A lar?e lot of "French's ccle
bratod Michigan Wagoni, manufactured at
Three Rivers, Michigan. Every wagon war
ranted. They will be sold cheap for cash.
novaodif ItrSSELL A DOOM.
I70R SALE Seventy-five Lots in the City oi
Plattsuiouih. Apply to
0ct.7dtf. SPURLOCK A WINDHAM
1?0R SALE A half section of Land, lying in
six miles of Plattsuiouih. Two years ti t e
given on half the purchase money. Apply to
augl2tf SPURLOCK A WINDHAM
J 'OR. SALE. The southwest quarterof section
11. township 12 north, range 12 e:ist. En
quire of septSJ S. DL'KE.
'OR SALE Two lots in Glenwood. Cheap.
"OR SALE. Sri acres of land adjoining
Pl.tttsmouth. Enquire of
iepti S. DUKE."
fOOD for Sale. Enquire of
JSor. 17 dtf Li. V. UhNNl-.l I'.
1X)R SALE OR RENT The property be
. loutrinK to D. Marquett will be sold or
rented on reasonable terms. The bouso con
tains 6 rooms. There is also a large cistern mh
f i . . . ii I ..1. . :.
uiier, a ceuur, u nacie. uit-i oi i.'tcoi. -.jm-i. cs.
Apply to x. ji. .u.nv-ic i.
I.-'OR SALE. An improve 1 Farm, situated ''
miles from the city cf Plattsuiouih. Ftl
particulars apply tA
augl2tf SPUR LOCK A WINDHAM.
r?OR SALE. A Farm of four hundred acres.
- It ,1 . ..1 ,..., I ,rilM fr.,n.
srURLOCK A WINDHAM.
'."OR SALE The Subscriber offers for sale a
valuable water power, two miles below
I'l.itt-iiiou'h. ne:;r the Missouri river, with
suliicient watcTHcd fall with economical inaniii-
mcut to prouuec power equal to a.;hor.-:e-power
r-tctiin engine. The present owner isentcaKeil in
oilier business ami cannot dovo te bis attention
to the business of millinir. and will sell said wa
ter power for a reasonable price.
Platti-aiouih, Dec, 1:1 lSiiS.
Apply to Maxwkl CuAfMAK.
17OR SALE. A Farm situated a mile and a
. half south of Eight Mile Grove, fenced and
7l acres broke. 1 or particulars apply to
SPLRLOCK A WINDHAM.
'17014 HALE. A Farm containing 320 uorcs,
I. situated four miles from Plattsmouth, ail
fenced, and 20J acr'-s undcrcultivation.
augiitf SPURLOCK A WINDHAM.
T70K SALE. A Farm containing 1?0 acr,
. situated 5)- miles from Plalt.suiouth, an 1 l."
acres broken, 1'enccd. and a story-and-a-Lalf
SPURLOCK A WINDH A M .
IOR SLAE Lot? in Plsttsmouth:
Lots' nnd S iu hiocit Z7.
Wet hair lota in block 3L
Lotl2 in block 3.!.
Lot rt in 's
Lots 3 and 4 in block 29.
Lot G in block 2S.
Lot 4 in block Is.
25 bPURLOCU A WINDHAM.
Valuable Farm for Sale.
Situated on Four Mile Crct k 4 miles jr rth
wet of Platt-mouth, 1 mile from the Platte riv
er. nd three-fourths ot u mile from th line of
the li. A M. R. R.. and known as tho Stockimr
farm, containing 2 acres of choice land, 10
ith of which is bottom land, about ten acre
are timber and about ninety acres in grass, the
balance in grain aud under fence. Upon the
premises is a double cabin, frame barn '3)xW feet
with stone basement, stables and other out
building, an orchard, plenty of sfock water,
never failing well, a good school house: also C
acres of timber land in Surry county, near the
mouth of the Platto river.
Enquire at the premises or of the subscriber
in Saunders Co. Neb. M. STOCKING.
Flaitsuibutb. Aug. 5 tf.
C ar p enter s , Joiners
CABINET MA REUS.
Khon at th brit-k buililinr formerly oeruricl
by Goo. Coock a a blacksmith slit p. janlVd'f
SE?T FREE I
II. O'liEF.Fi: BOX & CO.'S
And Gu;rJe to the
FLOWER AND VEGETABLE
(;.tni)i:s, for isto.
Published in January. Every lover of flowers
wishing this new aud valuable work, free of
chaise, should address immediately M. O'Kek k,
Sox. ,V Co., Lllwanger A. llany's Llack, Roches
ter, N. Y. novlSwTui
f.Iilinery, Dress and Gloak
BY M'SS A, rv.. DESPAIN.
I would rc. pictfa'.ly :iii!:otin'-e to the ruV'ic
that 1 am now prepared to accommodate nl! o'. my
oi l ci:.-totNcr- Ht.d ;'.s ti.n;:j r.iw ones tswill favor
me v.- it ii ilicir i'..tro:::.?o.
Ail kind : t.f jil-iin and fancy sewing f. r ia lics
and children done nejtly. (ii ordered. Perir t
satisfuciion ivoti oi i harges.
Corner fourth and. I me Street, oj.
,f;t Platte VuUiV Ifvilte. l'bttSHK.utll
I C. , . ' jhj,-
UMGI1TM OF PTTI1IAN.
Plvttb Vallky LodCi No. 5. Regular
leetinss every Thursday evening. V is.tiug
brothers always welcome. .
V. V. LEONARD. W. O.
F. M. !) RRI NUTON, U. ti.
J. N. WISE. V. IV
Fr.ATTSHOCTH Lodgk No. 6 A. F. A A. .'.
Reg.i'ar meeting at their lull en the tirl and
thirl Moulay evenings of rath month. Trans
ient brethern invited to visit.
JOHN W. SHANNON. W. U.
J. N. WlSK. fCC.
Mcot LoiK No. 22 A. F. A A. M.-Rniilv
n.eincs at Masonia Hall, first and third Fri
days. J. N..W1SE. W. M.
(ieo. L. SliTtoi.T, Sec.
Nkbiasi a CKArTF.n Nr. :i R. A. M. Regular
couTecatioi.s second and fourth Tu.d -nin((S
of each mouth at 7) i o'clock p. in.
il. T. Dl RE, H. P.
Eastern Star Dei-, rkkLopi;k. Rgu!s.r meet
ings f the Family are held on Wednesday !
ning, on or before the full moon of each month.
All Master Masons, their wives, siorsrs aud
daughters are invitrd tu attend. Unmarried la
iie? laust be over eighteen years of i.g.
D. H. VnLl.LKK,iatra.
Mrs. C. A. Dusk, Patroness.
J. N. V.'isit, Recorder.
I. O. O. V. I
Regnlar meetings of Piatt Lodje. ?f 7, I. O.
6. V. every Saturday evening, at 0d 1
Hall. Trancient Riothers nr cordially invited
to visit. WM. L. ELLS, .V .
H. J. Streight. Sec.
I. O. ti. T.
Of.IVR Bra ?-. No. 2--E A.Kirk;.atri. k W. C.
T. E. 11. Lewis, W. Si. K. It. Windham. LoJgo
Deputy. Meets at Cotirt House HU every
Tuesday evening. Traveling Templars respect
J'.xcKr.stoR Dkorkk Lopce. N. L E. B.
Lewis. D. T.: F. E. White. D. S. Meet-iatCoart
House Hall on th first and third Saturday even
Star of lloric Lor; No. . 0. J. Davis. W.
C. T.; Andrew Coicuntii. W. S. Meets at Ml.
Pleasant every Saturday evening.
Faiuview Lntxir.. No. 11. J. J. Chandler,
W. C. T.: Win. J. 1 lesser. W. S.: S. W. t
Lodge Deputy. Meets every Wednesday eveu
n. Traveling Templars respectfully invite ';.
I'flRKie Gkovc Loihjk. N". 21. Amos Griffith,
M.C. T,;Jas. MUson, W.S.tC. II. Winsi.iw.
Lodtfe Deputy, "teets every Saturday eveninn
Trayel;ns PeniplA ' ara respectfully iurr.ed lo
nifet with us.
SI. I,uke'ii Parl:
Monthly meetings of ths Vestry 1st Friday
e cning of each month, at the Rectory; Quarts.
u.eetiiiifs of Vestry 1st Mondays of May, Aiii;st.
November and February.
H. St. GEO. YOUNG. Rector.
ffn. L. Wklls. Clerk.
GRAHAM ii McCLELLAN,
tLate Geo. . Williams.)
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