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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, .1870.
TiS NEBRASKA HERALD
IS TVBLtXHXD I A TIT AID WBEKLT IT
H- t HATHA WAY,
THE GREAT R. R. BRIDGE.
SOlIIXGS IO BE HADE AT OSCE.
The Building of the nrldjc m Mere
XI titter of Time.
We learn from CoL Thoa. Doane, Chief
Kngineer ef the 13. & M It. R. in Ne
braska, that the soundings of the river at
this jjlace wiil be made during the pres
ent month, to ascertain the bet location
for the bridge. The land surveys were
njr.Je last fall, but the river surveys were
postponed for the winter, as they can be
made much easier, cheaper and better
vhl'lc the river is frozen over. We hail
ychh joy the commencement of this great
ntcrj rise. It is the one thing needed to
in.-urc Plattsniouth as the great metrop
olis of the Mi.Kuri Valley. "With this
hritlpc completed and its completion is
-Minply a question of time Plattsniouth
will be the objective point of every Rail
road crossing the State of Iowa, and will
oon become the great metropolis of the
Wc.t. Our readers may think us over
sanguine, but we ak them to show
wherein tLc Herald Las yet been mis
taken iu its R:iiiro;id theory.
OUR WESTERN RAILR0A9.
CX1WI.VATIOX OF THE FIRST TEX
MILK! H THE COMHIM-
Tbe State Oflivrn, OOcrn mt (be
Koatt nod Citizen A rrom
f-xaj ftie loin nit
loatn. Through the kindness of Chief Assist
..t lingintor F. W. I). Itolbroojw, we
were f ir ored witlt an invitation yesterday
to acci nij inv the State officers and ex-a'-iiini'i";
Cm:j;isMtmc'.'S over the Burling
1 1 11 ii Mi .-ouri River Rail Road in Nc-bra-kn
to the end of the track. . Before
startiriT, the party sat down to a sump
tuous Joiner prepared by mine ho.it of
the Platte Yailey. At two o'clock the
Govern or, .Secretary of State, officers of
the Railroad, examining Commissioners
ar.J a m.aiLer of citizens proceeded to the
Company's Machine Shops, where all
who 1; 1 nrt lcfre l'cen through them,
erpros.ol their astoni.-hnient at the per
manont th.trater of the shops, their
n-Mtmvs ai:d general appearance of order.
After tr.ki:;g a full survey of the shops,
round hou.-e. turntable, water tank, etc.,
ail hands got aboard the train, which
vtm in wa'ting. and proceeded up the
l nil. i: 1 1 nua 1 au . n ijr a iia fan
stopped fit .short intervals to allow the
rin:mls.-iiacrs and others to get out and
-saui!n the character of the work, which
tli-.'v did mokt thoroughly. They exam
ined every f,ot of the road, the bridges,
culverts, and everything pertaining to the
m i l. even ir.cauring with accuracy the
iTjth of ticy-width and slope of em
j::kiiient, distance letwen tie, ditches
e ail of which is given in their official
loport. It was the unanimous opinion
of ail who went over tho line that it was
the hot contn;ctcd road in the West,
and al! expressed burprise at finding it so
uubftantial, smt oth and perfect. It re
flects great credit upon every man cn
gaged iu the construction, from the
grader to the tracklayer, and we venture
a-isertion, without fear of successful con
tra diction, that the seventeen miles of
track now completed notwithstanding
a considerable portion of it i" just as the
pike-drivers l:ft it, neither surfaced
nor lined will compare favorably with
any road in the Wet, including those
which have been in uft for years" Hie
commissioners were only authorized to
oxainme the Erst ten miles of the road,
but by invitation of Col. Thos. Poane,
Chief Engineer and acting Superintend
ent of the road, the entire company pro
ceeded to the end of the track, on the
Vhto.enthhuilj froui Plattsmouth, where
we found workmen busy extending the
iron bands into the interior of the Stale.
After a short stop at the end of the track
the train returned to the city, and all felt
as though they had been out upon a trip
which, to use the familiar expression of
one of Nebraska's prominent Railroad
men, "meant business." and not simply a
jollification, as is often the ca-e over such
matters. We subjoin the Commission
Flattsmoltii, Xebraika, )
Teb. -llhlSTO. j
To His ExcKfxr.xcv, IIox. David
BCTLI.H, GOVI.KSOU OF THE STATK OF
The un lersigned having been appointed
by your Excellency, CommisMoners toex
a;.i'ne the Buriincton ife Missouri River
Rail Roa in Nebraska, under the provis
ions of an ar of the Legislature of the
tate of Nebraska, entitlod "An Act to
di.sj;o.m of tho Public Land granted to
tho State of Nebraska for works of Public
Improvement, ' approved February lfth,
l-c03, beg have to report that they have
this day carefully examined said road and
Sn 1 the following facts to wit :
There are on the above named road
"oventeen mi!es of Rail Road completed
ia first class condition.
The road !ed is from fifteen to seven
teen f.;et wide and carefully and sub
stantially rsnstructed with slopes of one
and a half to one foot ditches five feet
ide at top, and one foot at bottom
1 orme four feet on one side and sixteen
feet on the other for a double track cuts
are twenty feet wide.
The ties are of white oak, nearly all
hewed, full faced, and none less than
tight feet long, and there are 2,347 to the
The iron weighs 57 pounds per yard,
is a T rail, securely spiked to the ties, and
carefully and substantially jointed with
The guage of the road is four feet eight
and one half inches.
-The bridges aro of tho Howe truss
Pattern, securely built and riving no de
flation t OUT p:l-sa2C (Kr Vnrt The
abutments are of a very superior charac
ter, constructed out of largo massive
rocks of limestone and sandstone bedded
The culverts are ample and finished in
a workmanlike manner, carefully cc
The average grade is three and a half
feet per mile, following the level of th
There arc no curves of greater degree
of curvature than 3 30 and only one
of this radius of curvature, the rest be
inar from 1 to 3.
This Railroad starts from the city of
Plattsniouth. as its first point of depart
nr and as far as examined, reaches
from that city seventeen continuous
miles ud the valley of Pluttc river to
Thompson's Creek, in the precinct of
Louisville, Cass county, Nebraska.
As the Act of the Legislature afore
said, under which your Commissioners
are acting, provides for the acceptance
of sections of railroad not less than ten
continuous mil :s in length, the under
signed did not feel authorized to receive
the last seven miles of the above railroad.
though the said seven miles of road are
fully equal in const ruction to the first ten
In addition to the above facts the un
dersigned would report that, at Pkitts
mouth, Nebraka, this railroad has am
ple Machine Shops, Turn-table, Black
smith shop, Carpenter shops, and a large
Water Tank with a capacity of sixty
thou -and gallons of water, fed from a
copious spring, from a higher point, and
with sufficient head to throw water onto
any of the'railroad buildingsenumerated
There arc two locomotives and fifty
cars on this road, and the company have
three additional locomotives and seventy-five
cars on the cast bank of the
Missouri river, opposite Plattsmouth,
for service on this road. There are also
in the limits of the city of I'lattsmouth
one and one-half miles of siding per
taining to said railroad, and one-third of a
mile of siding adjacent to the tenth mile,
which said sidings have not been included
in the aforementioned seventeen miles of
railroad described above.
The undersigned agree in reporting
the above seventeen miles of railroad as
of a most substantial and superior char
acter, and in no partfif the same has
there been any attempt to slight the con
struction, but on the contrary the road
has been built of first class material and
in a very superior manner.
Now, therefore, we, the undersigned
Commissioners, by the authority vested
in us, do hereby approve the construction
of the said ten continuous miles of the
B Si M. Railroad, in Ncbra-ka, the
same having leen in alL respects built
and constructed as required by the Act
of the Legislature of Nebraska, men
tioned above, accept ad receive the first
ten miles of said Kurl'mgton & Missouri
River Rail Road. in .Nebraska, being
that, portion of said railroad starting
from Ilattsmouth, Nebraska, and ter
minating on section 35, township No. 13
north, range No. 1 2 eat of the sixth
principal meridian, State of iNebraskx
f 5 cent 1
W ft. T.IV IKGHO
Johx K Clash
A Washington special gives the fol
lowing list of Senators, who voted against
Hoar's confirmation: Abbott, Bayard,
Boreman, Browulow, Carpenter, Cas
serly, Chandler, Coiikling, Corbctt, Da
vis, Edmunds, Fcnton, Fowler, Harris,
Howard, Johnson, McCrccry. McDon
ald, Osborne, Fool, Rice, Robertson.
Ross. Salisb ury, Sawyer, Spencer, Stuart,
Stockton, Thayer, Thunuan, Vickers,
Wiley and Yates.
The Supreme Court of the Uuitcd
States has rendered a decision in the case
of Frank P. Blair, junior,, against the
Missouri test oath, in which the test
oath is sustained, and this brilliant mem
ber of the Blair family has another failure
in life to take home to his bosom and
The B. S. W. K. K.
We have been under the impression
that the Burlington & Missouri company
was interested in the construction of a
llailroad southwesterly from llulo. The
Rulo Register says it is not so.
We believe however that our impres
an is correct.
The Rulo Keg utter says also that "no
railroad is talked of to run from St. Jo
seph to Lincoln. Statesman.
Davenport Brothers Coniptef ely Out
tlone sod xpMi.
The Davenport brothers created a pro
found sensation, here as elsewhere, and
uot a few men, otherwise sen-ible, were
completely fuddied by their mysterious
tricks. Last night Messrs. Bickford and
Hutchison appeared at Odd Fellows'
Hall, performed those mysterious tricks
to the perfect satisfaction of all, and then
made a complete exposition of the fraud.
St. Joe C iti"t.
Snrpy and Soulliwenlern.
The Southwestern Railroad is com-
fleted to Bellcvue. Omaha men and
)ouglas county money have accomplished
this result. Its future advantages to the
neighboring county must largely dej)ni
upon its own people, and the-, in our
opinion, reciprocating the action of
Omaha and Douglas, should now come
forward and do their part. The Com
pany propose to build this road thirty
miles through the neighboring county
the present year if the people of it will
vote $100,000 in county bonds in aid of
Sarpy has a great and permanent inte
rest in the immediate pushing forward of
the Southwestern road, and ought to le
as willing, as it is known to be able, to
grant the aidj which will secure to them
soch advantages. No man of intelli
gence in that county can fail to appre
ciate the immediate aud direct benefits
which the enterprise will confer upon
that county, and it appears to us that
there should be no hesitation on the part
of tho people in securing them. Omaha
a A JI. EXTENSION.
. The assertion has been made, and the
opinion is held, by some of our citizens,
that the Burlington & Missouri River
KailroMi Extension, via Hamburg,
will give us our first eastern railroad con
nection. We will not repeat their rea
sons for saying that it will be the first,
for they are scarcely liberal to other cor
porations. The branch of this road
which is to run from Red Oak Junction
to Hamburg is being pushed rapidly for
ward, and next June will ee trains run
ning to Nebraska City. We are inclined
to think it would require little effort to
have the line extended to Brownville.
Wer'e on an air line with the general course
of the road down the NLshna valley;
the expense of constructing the ten miles
between this and Hamburg would be
light ; the precinct in which is Sonora,
Mo., would assist liberally; the line
would be profitable to its owners, and
would give southern Nebraska an imme
diate and tolerably direct route to Chi
cago and, after we secure a shorter
route, it will serve to keep up a healthy
W e would like to see some interest ex
cited in this matter, and would suggest
that some of our prominent citizens con
stitute themselves a committee of cor
respondence, and see what the officials of
the imrlington road might be induced
We believe the Brownville Democrat,
fuom which we clip the above, has struck
the key note to the railroad interests of
Brownville. We shall not argue the
question at present, but believe the peo
ple of Brownville will see the advantage
of acting upon the suggestion of the
Font Hnsnl Conutj'.
A gentleman of Seward county writes
tbe following sensible letter to the West-
em Rural :
Not long since I noticed an inquiry in
your very worthy paper asking informa-
t ion concerning government lands. iN ow,
I am a farmer, and have resided for some
time in this country, and I would advise
any and all that want either homesteads
or pre-emption hinds to come here, as
there are plenty ot tho.se lands here, and
that too of as trood ouality as can be
found in the world for different kinds of
crops. I would invite none but men of
industry, as this soil will not produce
grain without toil and labor. Wheat,
corn, oats barlej', buckwheat, potatoes
anI sorghum, are au extensively raised,
and all produce well. Fruits of all kinds
are raised with good success. Apples
are a sure crop. Our markets are quite
convenient for a new State. Lincoln, the
capital of the State, is a large and thriv
ing place, and is getting to be one of the
freatest railroad centers west of Chicago,
louicsteads cau be taken within eight
miles of that plnce. - Our water is pure
and palatable: the health of the country
is good, and the people are enterprising
and intelligent. Come, one and all, to
JScbraska. A Jm;b3CRIBKR.
The Little Blue, is here again, filled
with interesting news in regard to south
western Nebraska. We clip the follow
Immigration still continues to pour
into our county.
Notwithstanding the winter weather,
bouses are going up all over the prairies.
The party who burned the gable end
out of his nant. against our stove, is re
quested not to get soclos'c to it, the stove,
S. S. FcnweTl will soon have his flour
ing mill in operation. The machinery is
now all up with the exception of the
water-wheel. . 7; .
D. C. Jenkins is now working a lartrc
number of hands on the mill-dam. He
intends to make his power flood proof.
The material for making about 50,000
shingles is now being delivered at the
shingle lactory in this place.
A coal company has been organised in
this place with a capital of two thousand
dollars. The company will goto work at
once. The shaft is to be sunk on the
farm of H. C. Sprcngle, south of town.
The severe wind storm which parsed
over this section on Sunday, the 16th
nit., at about half-past 9 a. in., reached
Watcrville about 10, and Atchion about
half-past 12, reaching central Illinois at
haif-past 9 p.. m. The wind was very
cold and severe, doing considerable dam
age in St. Louis.
A man named Lawrens Anderson, who,
it is alleged, about a week ago stole a
wagon from Messrs. Russell & Co., at
their warehouse, on the Iowa shore, op-
Josite Plattsmouth. was arrested, yester
ay, by Marshal Hoilins, at the farm
house of Peter Christiansen, located
about six miles northwest of the Omaha
Barracks. Mr. Russell, of the firm men
tioned, came hither to assist in effecting
the arrest of the thief and recover his
property. By a singular train of circum
stances the whereabouts of the thief was
tracked. Anderson is at present in. he
county jail and will be detained until a
requisition for his person is received from
the Governor of Iowa. Omaha Rep.
Joseph Lehmer, a very worthy J'oung
man. employed as clerk in Allen's Gro
cery store on Douglas street, was violently
assaulted by some uuknown person on
the street railroad track near Fifteenth
street, between eight and nine o'clock on
Wednesday evening. He was knocked
senseless and then dragged some dis
tance, as the ground where the affair oc
curred indicates, along the street. Oa
coming too he found his wav home, but
has since been confined to his bed, and
the ph3sicians in attendance p-onounce
him to be in a very dangerous condition.
No reason can be assigned for this outra
geous and deadly attack. Robbery
could not have been the motive, for his
pockets were not rifled of their contents.
He is a very quiet young man, well liked,
and is not known to have an enemy. We
trust that the miscreant who perpetrated
this cowardly action, if caught, will be
summarily dealt with. Omaha Rep. .
Major Woods, the marshal of Ottum
wa, Iowa, arrived in this city on Thurs
day iu search of a man who had stolen a
team of mules from a party there. The
thief was arristed here with the mules
in his possession, and is now in jail
awaitinir a requisition from the Governor
of Iowa. Chronicle.
A blushing d-injsel called at one of the
agencies the other day to buy a sewing
machine, "Do joa want a feller?" in
quired the modest clerk in attendance.
The ingenous maid replied with some as
perity, No, sir! I have one."
"So you are going to keep a school?"
said a young lady to hor aunt. "Well,
for my part, sooner than do that, I would
msrry a widower with nine children."
"I should prefer that myself," was the
rpV "but wbrp ?s tb? tMc'tt?" "
A. (onrralloa Irrespective r Party,
As heretofore stated in the Herald,
much dissatisfaction has existed in Otoe
county over the burdensome , taxation,
which h a finally culminated in a County
Convention, held in Nebraska City on
Saturday last. We gather the following
facts in regard to the action of that con
vention from that enterprising paper, the
Morning Chronicle, which contains the
entire proceeding". The convention was
called to order by David Martin, of Yy-
omiug Precinct, an I Judge II. C. Wolfe
was elected Chairman.
Mr. Georg'i V. Lee introduced the fol
lowing resolution,1 which was carefully
discussed and adopted : .
Resolved, That & committee of three
be appointed to meet the county Com
missioners on Tuesday. Feb. 8th, at 10
o clock a. m.. to consult With t hem with
regard to remitting a part of the levy, of
taxes upon the assessment 01 the year,
1869. Ami further to consult with the
County Court, whether, iu case any error
has occurred ui adjusting tue assessment
of real Dronerty tor the year 1KG9, and
such error can be proved to the satisfac
tion 01 the i'ourt such niistanc may be
corrected. And, further, in the name of
the tax-payers oi Otoe county, to request
the Countv Court to ue the utmost care
and ecoueuiy in disbursing thu people's-
money, and said committee are iurtner
instructed to secure tue iest legal aavice
that can- be had, and' make a careful
investigation of all the statutes and pub
lic records in fhe matter of the issuing
of S150.000 of county bonds as a dona
tion to the B. "& M. R. R. Co., and if
there appears a reasonable probability
that said bonds have no legal obligation
upon the tax-payers of the ceuntr, said
committee are instructed and authorized
to . cause an injunction to be served
upon said Commissioners to restrain them
from paying either interest or principal
of said bonds until it be collected at tho
extremity of the law, ( . , , :
Mr. Catron offered the following,
which, after some debate, was adopted:
Resolved, That his excellency, Gov
ernor Butler, be and is hereby requested
to embody H" bis proclamation the rev
enue laws of the State, sa that the dele
gation from Otoe county may have an
opportunity of amending the said laws
in such a manner as to set aside the
levy of five per cent, for the sinking fund
of tnis county. -
Mr. David Martin introduced the fol
lowing, which was adopted :
, Resolved,' That this! meeting utterly
and absolutely deny the right of either
State or County Boards of Equalization
to alter the aggregate amount returned
by the asses.sors officers created by the
law, elected by the people, and sworn to
perform a specific service; that any dera
tion from that is fraught with danger to
the tax-payer, and if persisted in strips
the tax-payer of all safe-guards thrown
around biia by the law, to protect him
in the rights of his property.
Messrs. W. K Dillon. Geo. F. Lee
and David Martin were appointed a com-'
inittce of investigation, in accordance
with the first resolution.
Dr. Rcnner then introduced the follow
ing resolution, which was adopted with
Resolved. Further, that the committee
just appointed shall also make a full in
vestigation 01 the county records ana a
full exhibit of the county finances, and
shall report such facts and figures as in
their opinion may be of interest to the
tax-payers of Otoe county.
The convention then adjourned to
meet again on Saturday, February 12th
at 10 o'clock a. m., when it is expected
that the committee appointed will report
the results of their investigations, and
recommend some efficient mcaus for the
relief of the people. - .
A notorious mLr having heard a very
eloquent charity sermon, exclaimed,
"this sermon strongly proves the neces
sit3r of alms, .1 have almost a mind to
A gentleman vi.-itcd a New Jersey
Sunday school early last Sabbath, and
found a class of model scholars throwing
dice for punctuality tickets.
Lester Wallack is poinc on a starring
tour of the country for the first time.
Heber L. Godfrey, an old Albany jour
nalist, died suddenly a few days ago.
ThePope'slast Bull gores Father Hya
cinthc. Rev. Dr. Osgood estimates tkat a per
son can make a trip to Europe for $6 in
gold a day.
The Salt Lake Reporter knows of one
Mormon family that has buried 148
Two young women in Ohio refused to
be baptized iu water used to immerse a
Tho director and editor of Rochcfort's
IMarseillaixe. has been horsewhipped by a
reporter whom they charged with being
a police spy. , ,
The Lincoln monumcct in Philadel
phia will soon be placed in position at the
intersection ot Broad street and Girard
A purse of $1,000 has been made up
for the family of Rev. Horace Cook, by
the Methodist Church at Mamoroneck,
over which he was once pastor.
.nurdrr i.HHl Xiffbt.
At about half-past eleven o'clock, last
night, as Michael Mead, John Gorman
and Mike Culligan were about turning
the corner of Seventh and Messanie sts.,
they encountered three men coing east
on Messanie. Gorman and Mead were
a few steps behind when, without words
or any alleged cause, one of the three
men shot Culligan. Gorman, who was
nearest, seized a brick, and hit oneof the
three who were of the party who did the
shooting. The man thus hit went on to
the Merchant's Hotel and armed himself
and sallied out after speaking of what
had happened. We did not learn his
Culligan went into the saloon on 7th
street, just below the corncrof Mcs.--ar.ie,
and soon after expired. He was a
young man about 27 yearsold and rather
well appearing. He was shot in tho
right breast, lie was formerly employed
on the steamboats Colorado and St. Jo
seph. During the past year he had Ix'en
at Nebraska City employed on a ferry
boat. He has. also, and we believe
recently, been a watchman about the
railroad depot. He had no family. A
young man by the name of Chapman,
supposed to be one of the three wh did
the shooting, was arrested last light.
Further facts will be oiieitoi to-d:iy. St.
During the excursion the Governor
repeatedly expressed his entire satisfac
tion as to the substantial manner in
which tbe work on the road has been
done, statinc that it was the best road
bed of any one of the roads visited by
him claiming subsidies under the grant
by the Mate. Nebraska City I ress. .
We think the above little story was
the "last straw" and it will be hard to
make the people believe the "fish story' '
now. It was all very well to praise tbe
road, and tell that the Governor was ter
ribly delighted with the superior con
struction, aud all that; but when the
Press asserts that he stated that the Mid
land had the "best road-bed of any one
of the roads visited by him claiming sub
sidies under the grant by the State," it
is simply endeavoring to make Governor
Butler appear ridiculons.
The Brownville Democrat makes the
following exhibit :
"Since this office has been under its
present management a period of ten
mouths there have been seventeen ab
solute discontinuances of the paper. Of
these sixteen were Democrats and one
Republican. During the same time we
have had two hundred and ninety-seven
new subscribers. Of these, fully two
hundred are , known to be Republicans.
We sent our paper east during the past
year at half price. " Some three hundred
and fifty names were on this list, chiefly
for three months each. Two-thirds of
them were sent by Republicans."
Comment is unecessary.
The Burlington Hawk-Eye has the
Both eastern and western trains arrive
and depart on time with the greatest
regularity. No other two roads in the
west can make a bettor showing in this
respect than the B. & M. and the C B.
The PaciSo trains bv the C. B. k Q.
and B. & M. roads are the best equipped
of any west of Chicago. The Puliuian
Palace cars are traveling luxuries reg
ular "homos" on wheels and are fat
bringing this new route into deserved
popularity. The route via Burlington is
the only one on which the Pullman hotel
cars are run. l or easts comiort suiety
and speed the Burlington route stands
unrivalled and unapproachable. This is
not onlv the cae now, but will be 111 the
future as the present management having
now the initiative in all the improve
ments of the day, will let no opportunity
slip to add thereto everything which in
ventive genius and money can procure.
. A Gulliver oa the Wliitf.
A -lint sifinntr himself " R. P. K.
writes to an Orerron paper from this place
"The people bore are living on alkali
fliit. and in s:i irnsh prairies, in bliss
ful ignorance of our country, its superior
advantages and resources. They raise
little patches of corn, some wheat and a
few vegetables, which generally freeze
before thev can be harvested. It is a
bitter cold State and resembles very
much our Oregan east of the Cascade
mountains; its so-called agricultural lands
may be a little greater in extent than
eastern Oregon, but I doubt it."
And we also doubt if it be possible to
make a more untruthful statement.
We'll bet an old hat the writer r.f the
above enn't tell the difference between
an "alkali flat" and a flat lie and that he
doesn't know sago bru.-di from a shoe
brush. About every third man in this
community knows more of Oregon than
this boastful writer, and wouldn't live in
the "muggy" atmosphere of the Pacific
As for corn, wheat and potatoes, we
can mice enough off a few acres to focd
tho whole stat" of Oregon and soil for
b'ss than theOregonians can harvest for.
We do not claim a "warm" climate.
Nebi a.-ka is sufficiently warm for all agri
cultural purposes, and ha tho niofct reg
ular climatft of any Stato in the temper
ate zone. We imagine the writer of the
above extract need not put himself to
any trouble to find a "warm" climate -such
a plrs.r-e hasbeen "pivparcd for him"
and all his ilk.
. In conoluioii, he says, "T am at this
moment, I fancy, a sort of living curios
ity to these rood people." Yes, indeed,
a man capable of toiling such a story
should bo regarded as a curiosity in any
community aud should have been "pre
served" had ho had tho goodue-s to let
us know '"his high-U'ihty-litloncss"
w.ilj about. jVemnitt Trihune.
t; one at 1.
Ajax has retired frcrm the editorial
chair, as the following, which we take
from the Statesman of the 5th will show:
Pl-AYF.D OlT. Ajax takes leave of
his friends, countrymen and lovers.
lie will prny for their happiness, and
he hopes they will accumulate much
In a 14-years' residence in Nebraska he
has learned to love her people, and now
regrets that he will no longer be with
If he has any enemies he will accept
their apologies and bless them.
If he owes any man anything he will
give a receipt in full.
He advisee the people to put their
trust in the Lord, keep their hands clean,
let whisky alone, inve.-t in Lincoln lots,
vote the democratic ticket; and not to
bet at poker except on "four kine-s, ace
He is going to Mis.souri, (which may
be bad for Missouri), but expects to re
turn in three or four years and buy Lan
A jax ret res.
The JTehraska Statesman lias passed
into the hands of Wiiiiain T. Donovan
and Uenj. F. Beall, Esqs.
Mr. Donovan is the pioneer citizen of
Lancaster county. He is well known
throughout the State, and has had no
small share in shaping the destinies of
Mr. Beall, who will edit the paper,
comes to us from Charlestown, West
Virginia. He has had many years of
experience as an editor, and will bring
to his aid an extensive familiarity with
the historyof the country for lnanyyears.
Both gentlemen are democrats and
will conduct the Statesman without
sympathy for the radical men or tueas
ures which now distract the country.
We bespeak for our successors the
earnest support of our late patrons.
They will lend no little aid in further de
veloping the resources of the State, and
so return all patronage in enhancing the
pro.perit3 of the people.
Mr. Be.ill will in the next issue make
hi- introductory bow to our readers
Let it be gracefully acknowledged.
Aug. F. IIarvet.
Gen. Geo. B. Crittenden is a candi-
AS KXI'OSK AI.I.E; FOlt.
1 he Fremont TVohmc copies our article
of a recent date, of which the following
is the concluding portion : .
"We have noticed an occasional ap
pointment in this State which brings
nothing but discreditupon the party and
tends to destroy confidence in its princi-
f)les, as a wolf in sheeps clothing often
rings reproach upon the Christian re
ligion. A bold stand by every true man
against rascality and the perpetrators
thereof is the only safety for the princi
ples' we are contending for."
And adds :
"Just exactly our mind. We care not
whether a man be a Republican or Demo
crat, if his official acts are dishonorable,
we shall have no hesitancy in letting the
public know of them, and the fact that
the Tribune is a Republican journal we
consider gives us the right (even were it
not a duty as a journalist) to expose the
"wolves in nheeps' clothing." The wel
fare of a community is greatly influenced
by the freedom and integrity of its press,
and we shall recognize no party ties with
men who only use party name for the
sake of the plunder thereby obtained, or
attempt to use a party influence to cover
up odious acts. The Republican party
can be kept pure only by the greatest
igi!uiitic 011 the part of tl3 people and
its representative men and journals, and
every honest m:in and independent jour
nal is in duty bound to expose a'l nihV-iul
corruption. We should like to know how
theU. S. Commissioner's Court is run in
Cass county. Perhaps a statement of
the busincso done therein would be inte
resting to the public.
"Will the Herald please narrate?"
In reply to the request to "narrate,"
the IIkrald answers that it is not thor
oughly conversant with the doings of the
Commissioner's Court in this county.
although many good men have asserted
within our hearing that the "court" here
was a burlesque upon loth law and jus
tice, and "was better calculated forgath
ering whiskey monry" than for guarding
the intercuts of the government. We
agree with the Tribune that a Republi
can journal is in duty bound to expose
rascality in all places, and especially
when practiced by men claiming to be
Republicans for the spoils of offL'e.
ITEMS IO:t FASiMiinS.
BY TEN AND SCI3SORS.
To Picki.e - Bekf. To 100 pounds
beef take 9 pounds of salt, 2 pounds
sugar, 2 ounces saltjeter, 2 ounces black
pepper, make a brine, and pour on hot.
I first put the beef in weak brine to re
move the blood, and in this way have
kept it good into Sej tember.
Pork. John Ferris, of Lawrence,
St. Lawrence county, New York, is per
haps the champion pork raiser of Amer
ica. Anyhow, here are his figures, and
he challenges the world. Six, nine, and
eight month pigs weighed, respectively,
507, 425, 4S0, 422, 420 and 412. His
neighbor, Taggart, killed thrccof a litter
15 months old, and th'ey took the scales
to C14, C9G and 701.
Cl'ue for Garget. George Steele,
Pleasant Valley, St Croix county, Wis
consin, knows that ten grains of iodide
of potassium, in three doses, on three
successive mornings, fed in potatoes, will
cure garget. Many have used it, and he
never knew it to fail.
Ringbone. The Veteranarv Surgeon
writing for the New York Tribune says
that an ointment made of Biniodide of
mercury 2 drachms and lard one ounce,
applied and nibbed in, will cure tho
ringbone, if the disease has not already
spread over and impaired the joint.
The application may require to be
warmed in by the use of a hot iron held
near occasionally, while rubbing in.
The application mut be repeated if nec
essary. The quantity given above ii
sufficient for several times.
Small Fr.rrr. From the Monthly
Report of. the IVpartnicnt of Agricul
ture we learn that the expert.; cf small
fruits fioai -Yinoland, New Jor. cy. this
year, wore as follows: Strawberries,
209,844 quarts; Blackberries, S2,353
quarts, and of grapes. 254.203 pounds.
This does not include all the varieties of
small fruits produced there, but gives
the leading ones, and suflicicL't to ju-tify
u.s in preaching a s-hort sermon on the
culture of those fruits.
This Vine-land was a few j-cars ago,
almost a waste ; its light sandy soil was
overgrown with scrubby pines and it
contributed nothing towards human sub
sistancc. A man by the name of Landis,
either as sole propriotor, or as agent for
a company, obtained possession of a tract
of it; laid it off in small farms; sold on
liberal terms, and now, within a few
years from its settlement, it is yielding a
revenue to the cultivators almost equal
to that of some of the petty kingdoms of
In natural productions of the soil it is
not to be compared with that of Cass
county, and though its winters are not
as severe on the plant:, yet by a little
care we can carry ours through uninjured,
andean secure acre for acre and year af
ter year a heavier crop of small fruits
than they can in Vincland.
We know that to the farmer accustomed
to looking forward to his fifty or one
hundred acres of wheat as the mean3 of
his subsistence, that a little 7x9 patch of
strawberries, falls very far short of being
a magnificent object ; yet in that 7x9
patch there is money and luxury and
pleasure. Of course Cass cannot be run
as a fruit garden, but if every farmer had
but ha!f an acre of small fruits, its pro
ducts would be felt in furnishing the
table with luxuries, they would be fjlt
in the general health of the family, and
the snrpltu would meet a ready sale for
The quantity of dried and canned fruits
consumed among as is a heavy item of
taxation. Every cent of the cost can be
kept at home, and by having the fruit
fresh from the garden, to bo thus used,
or put up to si ilt ourselves, we can have
a letter article than that we are now
LETTER FROM ULYSSES.
Description of tlte Town, County, Etc. j
Ultsses, Butler County, Neb.,
February 3, 1870. j
Ma. Editor; Presuming that you
would like a description of this portion
of Nebraska, I thought I would en
deavor to give you as fair and truthful
one as I can at this time.
Urysses is situated upon the northeast
quarter of s-ectiou 2-S, town 13, range 2
east of the Gth principal meridian, and
immediately upon tho Big Blue, about
seventy miles from Plattsmouth, and
some three or four miles north. It has
one store, a good saw mill and a post
office. Arrangements are now being
made to put up a grist mill in the spring ;
and we expect to have a church or two,
a school house and hotel this season.
These must add a considerable to tho
nhico without. svim rnvthin" nbnnt tho
j number of private houses and business
places that will be constructed the com
ing season. And then, surrounded as
we are with a beautiful and extremely
fertile country, Uly-scfs iuu.-t bceome
quite a ood place for business. Farms
are now opening with a rapidity almost
unprecedented. There is even now but
little bind to be either homcsteaded or
pre-empted, and it is being taken up so
fast that there will hardly be an eighty
acre lot to be had in another year.
The crops the past season were very
abundant ; wheat yielded from twe nty-
five to forty bushels per acre, oats from
fifty to seventy-five, and corn seventy
bushels. Potatoes, turnips and squasihcs
in great abundance. The heavy raim
lat fall injured wheat and outsso.newhat
in the stack, but not as much as in some
of the more eastern counties. I think it
would be a very difficult matter to find
a more fertile soil than this or a more sa
There has been a grave yard laid out
for a year or two, in au unobjectionable
locality, but there has been no one bur
ied there, from the fact that we have
had none to bury.
You may here ask what are our facili
ties for market. At present they are
not very good, being at some distance
from any railroad. But the B. & M.
railroad will not be very far from us
when completed. A railroad from Lin
coln to Columbus will at least come very
near us, if not quite here. A railroad
from Kansas to Camden, on the Blue,
some thirty or thirty five miles south ot
here, and one from Sioux City to the
Loup Fork, some thirty miles north, will
leave a space of say sixty or sixty -five
miles that must and will be filled up, and
Ulysses being almost directly in the line,
will have a railroad. But still there are
other roads projected (of which I will
not now speak) which may find it conve
nient to pass through this place or close
by it. "
Although I said we had a beautiful'
section of country, I did not saj how it
was so. It is a rolling prairie, with hill
and dale, no abrupt bluffs nor giddy
precipices, but rather gently undulating.
Upon the Blue an4 its branches there is
considerable timber: ash, elm, oak,
hackberry and black walnut, arc the
principal varieties. Wild plums and
gooseberries, in their season, in the great
est abundance and the finest we have
over seen. But I am warned that it is
time to close. If. you think the above
suitable for your columns you may in
sert, if not the waste b:is:;et may bold it.
Perhaps I m:iv write a?iiin.
Respectfully. 0., IT.
All persons owning properly upon u hi. li taxes
for l.V-3 ur deiiimuent iuc rciuestd' to call unci
nettle the .:ime within thirty l:ijs from Jate.
and wive the eipeuse of collecting aecor.linir to
law. iy unlcr of the Comity Coivtnixsioners.
AV. L. II01SX5.?. Tre:.H.
'I'lTE Co-partnership heretofore eiititi(t nnJer
JL the name ami siylo of . A. Y'ij.-Reu!ii"ru A
Co.. i this dy diolvej by iiiu'aal confctit.
All the liabilities will be settled by the new firm
sud the debts due too old firm must he piinl to
the new firm ot I). Sehnssse A. Co.
E. A. WKjiiKVUORV.
rintfmouih. I' eb., Jan. SIst 1610. ftbidSt.
Si'hnarce & F. I. LehnhofT h-tin bought
. " ...... 1. .. I . . . r l " . ir:
M. r m iiir riling ri'irn Wl Kif.tw fn II.- .1 . II
ftal less than first cost, thoy offer the same to
1101 u 111 me .ew lorx nioro
l!ie public, lor thenrit.iO tUys, nt greatly re
du: ed prii cs. atil.e old sta no. corner Main and
iiCvce .Street?. Now is your time to buy. Give
iac new urm a u iui
D. SCHNWSSE i CO
Those indebted to the old finn must call and
settle richt away with the new firm.
leb7d Awl m P J?1" AinSE & CO.
'I'TIR partnership heretofore existing between
Jl W. A J. A. Lntts by mutual consent is
this day di.olvcd. Persons indebted to ths
Giai will please call s.nd settle immediately as
trie oolii mutt be fiuareu up.
.'. 8. LATTA.
J: W: LATTA:
Koct E.utTi, Feb 1st 1S70
rPIIE Co-partncr-hipheretoforeexi?tins under
X the nunc nnd stile ot John Thomson & C-.
is this day di-woWed by mutual consent. The
buiner-s will be carried on ;U the old stand, the
Sunny Side Saltun by Henry R'-iberon, who
will settle all ajfei account of ha old firm.
Plattyinouth Web.. Feb. 4;h 17').
febTUSt EIEN'HY F.OfcfcKSOX.
Third Street, South of Main,
Pies, Cakes, Cheese
and Sweet Crackers.
kept on hand it ail times.
nV.il GITUMAS HUBERTT.
FOUNT). On Saturday. February 5tb. a fur
O. F. JOHftlSOFJ,
Perfumeries, Hair Oils,
1 1 . m 1. iw w r,
4XU ALL Hi
Prescriptions carefully compounded by an x -
Remember th plnce. ppoito Chirk A Plum
mer's. t'lattsiiiouili, XubnuLa. augUulS
VIZ ITf.YG PL A T TS .1 O U T II
WILL FIND O GOD ST A 11 LING ACCOMODA
TION AT THE
Farmei's Feed Stable
t Corner of Sixth and Vine Ptreetir, One H!tck
iVirth ul iuc f rcsbyten;i:i Cuurcli. 1 iHtl.-moutli,
BATL.S A I35AKMO. l'ro.
WAYMAN & CURTIS
Repairers of J;teau EnKinoi, Boilers, Saw Bbd
tina and Steam Fittings, Vi,r;:tltht Iron l'ip.
Force and Tilt Pumps, Steam Uiiugcs, Balauo
Valve Governors, and ail kinds ot
Brats Engine Fittings,
furnished on short notice.
Repaired r-n short notice. auflf
OEMS' FURNISIIIEQ GOODS.
Hats, Car, ImwIs. Shoes. Trur ts. Valise al
South Side Main Street,
ORGANS MKLOD E O N 8
I am A eent for tho best Jilnsi.al rn?trnmnt
m:ide. J'ersons wihins to buy l'infio. Cubiuit,
Motropoliian or J'orfabla Organs, or .Melodeons
can pur 'ha? through iny Agency on as lilicral
tern: s as they can from the i.isufic! artr them
selves. Al IutrumcnU fully arraBt(-J.
aprltf. J. N. WISE.
Manufacturer of all kinds of
Puch as th celebrated Rod RreftVinir Tlow.
Mould Isoard l!rc Iters, Stirrinff Flows. Sinb
and lnuble Shovel. Cultivators and llsrrovrs.
K pairing done, on short notice. AU work war
ranted. Having hud much experience in the haxiatm,
I feel nsured that I can fcive (fcueriil satisfac
tion. Please Rive rue a cull before purMiiifiiij
elsewhere. C. K. i'OKOV.
Plattsmonth. Neb.. May 6. 1 ftt.7.
GILLMAN CQnil SHELLER.
WM. B. rOUTKD. Air.ht
MAN l" FACTLHF I) KY
Gillmin, King it Hamilton.
Ottawa, - -' - - - - - Illinois.
I am apent for the Vr Celebrated Corn
Sbellcr, aud am prepared to till orders on fhort
notice. A sample mm-hine run be seen at my
farm tiro and half miles south west of Platts
mouth. I auve hud one of thesemai'hine in u'
for the past five years, aod firrd it perte-t in evei y
respect. V, M. li. l'OKTER,
H. J. S.
J. W. M.
STRAIGHT & MARSHALL
A full stock of letter, note and bill paper,
Clank Memorandum" Mi"clIancous.'ind s hool
books; News and Periodicals. Notions, Fancy
Goods, Ac Ac, constantly on hand.
MaINStRF.ET, - - I'LATTSMOUTH, NEB
j o hSs"o"so fas
Carpi tilers. Joiner
Shop at the brick building: formerly occupied
byGeo. Fiocck as a blacksmith shop. jnnlTdif
Till? WAY TO SAVK MONEY! f
5 ceats day tt th cge of twenty.
6 cents 4 day at the sue of thirty.
9 cents a day at the go of f..rty.
1'5 cents a day at the ape of fifty.
21 ccnli a day at the sjre cf sixty.
W'jil incre you for8I,00. lividends, fret ;
44 to per cent of your anutai t a.-nn nt.
Don't deluy iu uuniring your life in the
Northwestern ftltiltiul Lire Fn-
GFO. T. NEALLET. Local Agent,
fi&l'&t? Ptaif!oifr. et
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