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TilUKSPAY, AFI'IL 21 1S70
- l- TEIJ I ULT AOAIJf.
Tha editor of the Mobile Register
works himself into a passion, and then
wickedly says :
"Yes, "reaction must come." Let
us wait for it. We can do nothing eke,
for we are powerless ourselven, and have
no friends on this round earth to come to
our rescue. And w hi'e we wait, let the
fires of retribution slumherand smoulder,
but uot fro out. When our time comes
our enemies have shown us how to
deal with theiu. Ky laws divine and
human, renireancc belong to every peo
ple whore liberties have been ravished
from then by brute force."
Probably that fellow did not serve at
the "front" a great while during the
recent ''onpleasantness." Is such teach
ing calculated to soothe the southern
RAILROAUTU THK MJl'TH WEST.
Some time since we published an arti
cle showing the utter hopelessness of the
building of any railroad from Nebraska
City towards the west or south-west, and
citing the psople of Gage and Johnson
counties to a connection with the B. &
M. at or near Lincoln. The Pawnee
Tribune, copies our article, and adds :
We agree with the ''Herall' that the
probability is sum, or the 51. 1 . lloau.
over being much benefit to Uage and
Johnson counties. Their prosrects in
Railroads are yet undeveloped unde
fined, are among hidden things of the
future. But, far be it from us to re
joice over whatever unfl jrtune the tardy
progress of the Midland may be to them.
This exaction of an addition of $150,KR)
in bonds from Otoe, and a threat by the
rompany to stop the work if it is not
forthcoming, has the appearance great
injustice, it is to be hoped that the
State ."ubsidies of land to railroad com
panies will be cut off right whure the
next needing of the Legislature finds
them, except where, during the year
they have built a reasonable number of
utiles of road.'
The Tribune speaks our mind exactly
when it deprecates the exactions of the
Midland. We certainly feel for the peo
ple of Otoe who have been gulled, yet
that does not change the facts. There
i( no kind of doubt that the B. k M.
of Nebraska is the road for the people
of Gsge and Johnson, as well as for the
people of the entire south Platte Lack
from the river.
Brownloir, DraUf and RtTeli.
" Mrs. Mary Clemner Ames, in her host
tatter to the Ltdcpendant, calls attention
to a striking illustration of the changes
which are wrought by the "whirling of
time," as follows :
"Senator Brownlow sits before Senator
Hovels. When Mr. Drake congratulated
tha latter on his speech there, the three
men stirred the most wonderful associa
tion. There was one, now a Senator of
the United States, who eight shears be
fore asked for an obscure seat in the Sen
ate Gallery in vain. l ie could not pass
its door because his skin was a shade dar
ker than that of the doorkeeper; though
liis mother was a Scotch woman and his
lather a free man. There, quivering
with palscy in every limb, sat another
who a few years ago prayed that if he
died at the north his coffin might be
inade open at one end, so that he could
crawl away from the Abolitionists.
There wa another man. shaking hands
with, the Senator of darker face, who a
few years ajro presented a bill to the
Legislature of MUsvuri that all free men
cf color in that State should be sold in
to slavery, which bill would have indud
od the Senator with whom he was now
t-haki'ig hands. Thee three men were
all friends to-day. Well, the old earth
A Lady Mwiiuiner,
The New York Herald of March 29
rays : A novel aquatic exhibition was
fiven last evening at the Brooklyn Swim
ming Academy, on Pulton street, nppo
rite the City Hall. The feature of the
exhibition W33 the appearance of Miss
Sarah E. Brewer, the celebrated swim
mist, who gave "an exhibition of her
powers," in the presence of a large con
course of spectators. The exercises
opened with a race between several young
men with Davis' patent life-saving appa
ratus, tha contestants being amateurs,
and after this came a duck race, which
created great merriment among all who
witne'-ed. Miss Brewer then appeared
and displayed her proficiency as a swim- j
mist in numerous feats, which elicited
loud applause aud which fully sustained
her reputation as an adept in the ac
complishment. Ten Yn Ago.
"Ten years ago," says tha Chicago
Republican, " George B. McClellan was
captain of our Chicago Light Guards,
and E. E. Eisworth was Major of the
Cadets. The Chicago Press and Tribune
the Herald, the Vemocratic and the
Times were ten years ago the daily news
papers : and there was not a rotary press
m town. Johu Wentworth was in the
great tide of his glory as Mayor of
Chicago. The Wigwam was in process
of building ; in which Wigwam it was
expected Mr. Seward or some other
man, (possibly Mr. Lincoln) would be
nominated for President. Senator
Douglas had just made a speech from a
window fronting on La Lalle street. In
this situation, ten years ago, a negro
living here was living under the "black
laws" of Illinois. It brings back all
these reminiscences to see with what
calm coolness the colored people take
their franchise and celebrate it. Ten
years ago and now ! Three hundred
year ago aud now."
Tne good ladies who so much delight
in small bonnets, hats, caps, or whatever
else you may choose to call them, must
not suppose that the small size of the
"head-gear" at present in vogue is wholly
without a parailell. Even if it ba "a
rose-bud fastened with two straws," the
women of yore have had them quite as
diminutive. There is in the Taunton
(Mass.) Museum ahead-dress more than
a century old, very much like one of the
present fashion. The bonnot itself is
about the size of a small tea-saucer, con
structed of fine lace which was once
white with flowers of blue, white and
pale orange; and the strings are com
posed of rows of small circles of lare
joined at the edges, each containing a
tiny bua in tnecemer. i e nave no ev
idence as to who the fair owner was, but
he gives this account of her durk of a
bonuet: "Uncle George Goldfish bro't
uie from Paris, as a token f his love, a
little i-uff and collar, called a bonnet
Dhc il'aequitaine, January PJth, 1765."
The alarming disease reported as "fpotf
t-,i rv.r " rocoiitlv rain? at North
Haverhill, N. If., in now reported by
cxDericricedVhysieian as the unmistaka-
Me trichina spiralis. Every symptom of
trichina is shown to the cases invetiga -
j nirnpe of John II. flmifli from the
Ureal Excitement Hundreds r Olll
Kna lu Funiilt.
From the Omaha Republican, 13th.
On the 15th day of November last, a
horrible murder was committed in the cicy
of Fremont, in this State, the partic
ulars of which were given at the time of
the startling occurrence. John II.
Smith, the murderer, was proprietor of
the St. Charles Hotel, at Fremont, and
George Gallon, the victim, was killed in
front of the hotel, by a blow from a neck I
The trial commenced on the ; 6th of the
present month, and has been in progress
ever since. On Monday eveuing, the
prisoner made his escape fiom the pi nee
whore Ve was confined, and no advices
f his recapture bad been received up
to last evening. We could learn very
few particulars retarding the manner of
escaj-e. It appears that tho prisoner
had been furnished with a file, and that
with thisinstruoient he cut the fastenings
of the dowr of his prison, at a time when
the jailor was nut present, and succeeded
in bis designs.
The fact was soon discovered, and the
uews created great excitement n our
neighboring city. Hundreds of citizens
volunteered to join in the search for the
murderer, and the surrounding country,
as well as the city, was thoroughly
scoured but without success.
Th above are all t he j articulars we could
learn regarding the affair. It is scarcely
possible that a man so well known as is
Smith, can succeed in eluding tha vigil
ance of those who are in pursuit, and
who are determined that the law shall not
be cheated of its dessrts.
A Boton paper tells an anecdote with
a moral : "A young lady friend of ours
met in comranv a vouug gentleman who
evidently had an excellent opinion of
himself. During conversation he intro
uueed the subject of matrimony, and ex
patiated at l-ngth upon the kind of wife
he expected to marry : that is. if ever
he should take the decisive step. The
honored lady must be wealthy, beautiful,
accomplished, fce. His listener quietly
waited until he ended, end then com
pletely confounded him by asking, in the
coolest possible uanner. Arm pray, s:r.
what have vm to offer in return for all
this?' The yuunr man stammered, red
dened a little, and walked away."
A Hotel Incident.
A gentleman from the rural districts
arrived in Omaha a few days since, and
put up at the Wyoming House. He
was about to regi.-ter his name when the
following dialogue ensued :
Clerk The hou-e is full, and it will bo
impossible for me to give you a room
Stranger I a to not very particular
alKiut that, as I have no great amount of
money about me.
Clerk (Looking over his books) There
is No. 10, occupied by a man who looks
like a pickpocket, and No. '., occupied
by J. Silversmith, of Council Bluffs.
Stranger What! You don't mean
that Jew who publishes the Times, and
who was atone time connected with the
Clerk 1 believe he is the same indi
vidual. Stranger Well I know him. You
can book me for No. 10. I'll take my
chances with the pickpocket. Omaha
President Grant's habit of keeping his
own eomi--' is very displeasing to the
Democracy. Some of their presses have
dubbed him "Utter Silence Grant," fr:i:
his retieense as to public afTair. He
does more acting than talking. During
the rebellion the rebels made the same
complaint. (J rant had an unaccountable
way of indicating his presence at unex
pected pla'-c-s aal times. He let bis
guns do the talking, and kept silence
hiuuelf. Ilia course a President has
been equally etlective in silencing inal
coutents and cavalier. Blabbing na
tional secrets is not his forte. Like a
wise man. he keeps his own counsels.
Depth of the Atlantic.
The deep soundings made in connec
tion with the Living of submarine cables
show the averaged depth of the Atlantic
ocean to be 12.000. This ocean cable
begins about 150 miles from the Irish
coast, from which the descent to deep
water is very rapid, reaching 10,5 feet
in 50 miles, and make the declivity
greater than that of the Italian Alps.
The rleepes part of the ocean is on the
Amcii an side near the Newfoundland
banks, where an immense basin exists,
ranging east and west for nearly 1,'JW
mile, and whose depth is sppposed i9
excel the hight of the Himalyan range.
Turn whithersoever we will, we Hud
the belief in immortality. In every na
tion ever known, in every race that has
ever lived, in every age of this changing
world, wo find it. Every language known
to man as now or heretofore spoken
among the babblers of this earth, is con
structed in accordance with it. In a;i
ages mm in dying have looked oa dea'h
as simply the seul's putting off it's tb
ernac'.e. There are exceptions, but they
aresrjfew that they hardly attract our
attention, and do not destroy the prac
tical accuracy of our statement. The
belief in immortality is one of the uni
versil convictions of the race.
It is currently reported that Prince
Pierre Napoleon Bonaparte, who ha
just beau acquitted of the murder of
Victor Noir, is soon coming to the Uni
ted States. As ha was a hero in the
eyes of many of the Americans in Pariw,
it is but fair to suppose that he will be
a hero to many America as on this side of
the Atlantic. We hope they wiil not
carry homage so far as to weary the
Prince with their attentions, for he is
very irascible in temper, and has a habit
of shooting people who cros his imj-e-lial
path. The Prince is supposed to be
of the eremede la creme of trench soci
ety, and, although a tritle blood-stained
from the indulgence of the above habit
of shooting people, he will no doubt make
his American debut with great eclat, and
boarding-school misses will ba dying to
know the brave Prince who killed one of
the canaille with a coup i'ctat or a coup
de fusil, ty.y are not certain which. It
is pofsi'ole, however, that the Prince's
coming is to be used as a shrewd adver
tising dodge. There is a rumor that thi
proprietors of a celebrated watering
place have Usndfired to him the hospital
ities of their estabiishmc-at, including
carnages, livened servarrs, and all etcet
eras, free of cost to His Impeiial High
ness. Should the Prince enter into this
arrangement, his apjiearance on Ameri
can shores will not be dissimilar in its
object to that of Jem Mace, the prince
of the English fistic ring, in his public
exhibitions before tha eli e. of the bruis
ers. A New Orleans woman ue l keresene
1 to kind e a fire with, and now she is irone
j where the grape vine elimlieth. and her
hnsband is looking for a woman just hsr
1 sixe to wear out her caiico dress, end jo
becin! Kiioalily in IIf fceunie 3rbr
Kliep anlBbury' Notice.
Washington (March iS) Cor. Cinciuuti Timos.
It i no woiiJer that the Democrats of
the Senate opposed the admission of
Revel, end only surrendered when thy
were driven into the last ditch. The
other day Garrett Davis of Kentucky,
walked into the Senate barber -shop for
the purpese of being shaved. Imagine
his consternation at seeing Bevels, of
Mississippi, reclining in luxurious ease
upon the barber's chair, and submitting
himself tf the plca.-ant sensation of a
shave! It i impossible to describe the
ft.-elini.-9 of Senator Davis. There was
the realization of his dream f his
prophesies in the Senate! It waj bad
enough for him to tit in the Senate
Chamber with Kevels ; but t sit in the
same barbers' chair was insufferable.
Davis left in disgust. At the nextmeet-
in ' ot tne senate iOmmutee on v on-
tingent Expenses, of which Davis is a
member, he offered a resolution inquiring
by what authority the barber-shop was
tolerated in the Capitol, now much it
Dsvis, 1 am afraid, is selfish, besides
being aristocratic. If he cannot have
the shaving operation confined exclu
sively to white Senators he will have no
shaving stall, at least within the Capitol.
neveis has proved a serious siumoung
biock to more Democrats than Davis.
The story is that his preserve in the Sen
ate hascau-ed the patriotic SauUbury, ot
Delaware, to resume his old habits of
taking a glass too much. Fer nearly a
year past Saulsbury had "sworn off,"
but the appearance of Bevels in theScn
e Chamber at once grieved and excited
bi to such an extent that he sought
congelation in the flowing bowl. In
other words. SauJsbury has gone on a
Becinning to Farm.
A New York clerk, 2S years old. un
married with $3,000 capital, and an am
bition to be a farmer, but no knowledge
of the busiftess. asked the Farmers Club
how he should beiin his now career, and
got the following an-wer :
Put all your money at interest at 7 per
cent, on mertgace. Go hire yourself to
a thrifty, money-making farmer; work
for the first month for your board. Then
get hitn to give you something till you
can make nearly full wages as a farm
hand. See everything and remember
what you see. Head farm books and pa
pers. In a year or two buy a place on
which the Srst installment is $1,000.
Use $1,000 for stock sni tools: keep the
other $ 1,(HM'J at interest, and po to work.
When you have been on the farm a year,
marry some young woman who can raise
chickens and knows how to maks panta
loons Karly flitting, , - '
"Early to bed and early to rise, makes
a man healthy, wealthy and wise," is jo
cosely said by Dickens to be very happily
and truthfully illustrated in the case of
chimney-sweepers; and we all recollect
thst trie only impresnn lettou the hoy
mind when he was told bv his father
that "the carlv bird gets the early worm,"
was, that the worm was a great fool for
petting up so early. Almost every go d
thing has two Fides. The truth is that
no rule can be laid down fixing the time
needed for sleep. It varies with the
temperament of the individual, some
Fersons requiring more, and some less,
'aoicl Webster and Henry Clay needed,
and took, a great deal ; Napoleon Bona-
Carte very little. Young children should
e allowed to follow nature, and should
never, without necessity, be awakened
from a sound sleep. Conscience, where
the character is symmetrically formed,
may safely be trusted in this matter in
Mr. Karsten3, State Commissioner of
.Immigration has just returned from a
viit to Nemaha and Richard -on coun
ties. He reports business in the re vera!
town. Brownvii'ie, Arago, Jlulo and
Falls City brisk, and the people in high
expectation of the coming flood of im
migration, and they predict mueh good
1 iv.ni his mi.-ion to New York.
The Iluilroad excitement is every
where intense. The track of the Ne
maha Valley road from liulo is nearly
completed to Fails City, and is believed
to be finished and in running order, to
Pawnee City during the coming summer.
This together wi'.h a fine country, inhibi
ted by liberal and accommodating people
shuulJ ?mt fail to draw a goodly po ti( n
of the imnvr rat''n to that part of our
State. Lard i- vet cheap and every inch
of it tillable, and Ins an abundance of
titular and wat.-r. Falls City, the county
eat of Richardson county, is building up
fast, there beinir froii' 25 to 30 houses in
course of erectiou now, and a good ma?y
more already contracted for, lias good
hotels, a couple of c'mrehes and a popu
lation, that for courtesy are second to
none on the continent. But there is a
great want for better transportation
aeros.s the river at Rulo and Arago
there being at both towns stdin flat
boat, hardly fit to navigate in Stillwater,
let alone a stream like the Missouri. At
high winds they cannot cross at all. and
caue delays both to immigrants and the
traveling public and will in hia opin'on,
greatly hinder and embarrass immigra
tion to Bi-jhardson county. At Rulo,
however, there will be during this sum
mer, a good boat capable of transferring
cars across; and at Arago, the people
always wide-awake to the interests of
their city and county, will doubtless make
arrangements for a reform. Mr. K will
in a few davs leave for New York.
Bishop Simpson recently nave an unique
charge to several j'oang. Metludit ruin-
i-te.-s who were ordained at Philadelphia.
In the- course "of it' he said Talk
neither too long nor too loud. The
measure of our duty is the measure of
our ability. You must u.-e the tone and
power f'f your own voice and nothing
else. Be as God made you and use
what He has given vou. Guard your
selves stronclv and thorough'
mentai y and physically. Liy your care
you can work for years. An earnest
heart, with thought, reaches the people.
The more natural we talk the mre effect
ive will we be. Take tiuie for speaking.
Speak naturally and earnestly, and stand
erect iu the fear of God. Be careful
about your diet. Don't eat late suppers.
1 have found that nine out of ten minis
tors who cat after preaching tJie early.
Endeavor to live long, and try to do as
much good as you can. Oh! if after we
have learned to live, we could lire a thou
sand years, what a great amount of good
we could do here I I am moie anxious
now to live than lever wa."
One day last week a well kuown cler
gyman of Newark, New Jersey, invited
his friend to celebrate his silver widdlng.
After receiving tho congratulatioi s and
presents of his guest s, lie invited them
to partake of a collation which did not
consist of all the delicacies of the season.
After which he requested the gentlemen.
toswpinto an aujvining room, as he
wished to make a few remarks, which
were in the shape of a deaian-1 for two
dollars per couple for the meal which
they had jut eaten.
Samuel Harris, of Bristol, Pa., had a
brother in the battle of Gettysburg who
wis reported killed. Ht found a id bv
ried the body. A fsw wesks ago he was
very, much surprised by his brother
walking into his heme alive and well. -
i huah'. iuiijii.
JB!tl fiiMl I3r!iiM.
A general idea holds ground that large
heads mean large intellects, that weight
of brain indicates mental strength. But
the notion is a false one; one fact will
disprove it. Man is inferior to some
apes in- the .proportion which his brain
bears to his body. When one comes to
animals the difference is very striking.
A continental physiologist has been
gauging the skulls of various quadrupeds,
and weighing their contents. There aro
beasts whose instinct approaches to rea
son, and such are styled intelligeot ; their
high instinct is not however comun.n:;ura
lle with the cerebral developments. To
range a few of the commonest animals
in the order of brain weights, there are
the following declining scale : cat, dog,
rabit, sheep, ass, pig, horse, and ox. -The
last two have the same weight of
nerve center in proportion to thecapacity
of their bodies, but they have only a
sixth part of that of the first on the list
that is to say, a cat has six times as
much brain in proportion to her size as a
horse has in proportion to his size The
pig has more than tho horse, the sheep
more than the pig. Who would have
thought it? Evidently there are beasts
and brains. The facts almost set one
wondering whether the brain has any
thing to do with the intellect at all. A
systematic measurement of thecelebrine
matter of wise and foolish men is a thing
to he desired.
The experience of men at amateur
housekeeping never fails to prove the
invincible superiority of women in that
line, at least; aud they generally come
out of it with a hightened respect for
female ability. A ccntleman with liter
ary tastes and achievements, and a quiet
and gentle humor, was abandoned to his
resources lately, away down in Main, and
ihus tells his daughter the story : "You
ought to 1 ave seen me during my tem
porary bachcrlorhood. One whole week
suddenly left to keep house by myseu.
Well, well, how much a person can do
when put to the pinch ! 1 became so
much in love with tho skillet and frying-,
pan that I spen much of my time
considering their merits, passing as lisht
ly as possible over their propensity to
burn my fingers; I also began to learn
experimentally, the meaning of certian
old saws about 'fat in the tire,' etc. .1
fried some spaixrib and roasted some
sau:igcf. I had several timt s half a
mind to soar into the region of bi-cuits.
but, out of pure modesty, did net make
the attempt ; had I done so, there iniah:
have been a blot on the fame of Pro
lessor Blot it is well for us both that
I refrained so modestly. And then as
for washing diskes 1 nade.an extraor
dinary discovery, 'which ' wss of su b
great service to me that I feel sure it
must be caqtiaily serviceable to 5 QsJisrs ;
that is how to keep them perfecty tclcan
and nice." I simply letihem remain "on
the shelf, ju.-t as your mother placed
them before leaving. As to making the
bed, I learned how to do that long ago.
I, however, ventured a slight improve
ment, and that was each day to put it off
until the next day. In this way I got
thorough the week very easily, but it was
awful hard on the bed."
January 17 a total eclipse of the moon
was ebservsd at Batavia, Java.
The Bald Eagle and Black Bear are
the titles of two Philadelphia hotels.
A beautiful American engle was cap
tured in Newaik, N. J., last week.
There are more Jews in the city of
New York than in the Holy Land.
The Methodist Episcopal Church has
1S2.955 members in New York State.
Three young Chinamen, it is srrid, are
soon to enter Harvard University.
Manchester, N. II., prohibits smok
ing on Sunday.
Aspamgu and cauliflowers are for
sale in Chicago.
A swing bridgj is t1) be built in across
the canal at Cayuga.
"Divhiization" is what tho French say
the Pope asks for.
An Eastern man has invented a steam
power for sawing ice.
At Hong Kong, ships arc chartered to
carry Chinese emigrants.
If the steamer Citr of Boston is!st, 191
persons have perished.
The receipts of the Suez Canal, up te
Fe brua ry 1 , v ere S 1 1 5, 000.
A lady living in Philadalphia usade the
fir-rt American flag in lTTfi.
The women of Colorado are petition
ing for suffrage quite freely.
TheQ-ieenof Madagascar is anxious
to get an American husband.
They have a calico Judge in Wyoming,
and don't know whether to call her a
Justicess-of-the-Peace, or a Justiee-of-thc-Peacc.NS.
Rich specimorn of copper ore lime
been found near Taylor's Falls, Minn.
If St. I 'at rick had lived until this
he would have been 1,4'JS years
new Yorker has invented a g'ars
on the principle of self-healing
The I)aimio3 of Japan are n a'.iiig
large pui chases of anus and munitions
The Hessian Government has forbid
den the exhibition of children of school
age by traveling showmen.
Mrs. Duthcr Morris, Justice of the
Peace iu Wyoming, on the - fir.t court
day wore a calico irown, worsted break
fast shaw, green "hair ribbons, and green
necktie. ' - -
' An artei3u wellat Morrison, III., hns
been drilled tp the depth of 1,180 feet,
without finding pure water. . .' - -.
The highest cGce in the order of
Good Temp'ars in Missouri is filled by
Miss Julia Drew, of St. Louis.
Conrad Fatzs' has been sent to
bany Penitentiary for three years,
for sell.ng counterfeit revenue stamps.
There are two rival lines of stage
coaches in California which give a free
ride and three meals to any passenger.
Four colored girls are employed in the
Government Printing Office, in Wash
ington, to run the ruling machines. -
Three little boys were disputing as to
whose father said the shortest grace.
Frt boy "My father says, "Lord we
thank Thee for these provisions.'
Second boy "And mine says, 'Father
bless this food to us.' "
Third boy "Ah, but mine's the best
of all ; he phoves hia plate towards
mamma, and says, 'Darn ye fill up.' "
Among the bills for public expenses
recently presented to the e-ommissionsrs
of Ilumboit, California, is one of fifiy
do'lars fr "Chickens used in swearing
Chinamen." Whenever a Chinaman Is
sworn as a witness in court a chicken
cock must be slaughtered in hia pres
ence. Th; Southern States are taginning to
cultivate China grass, to be used as a
substitute for silk. A machine and pro
cess for its preparation have already been
patented. The Louisiania planters have
already raised the mot of this grass ; but
th y sell it in London, where it is worked
into what are called Japanese silks.
The Bo-to.i Transcript' thinks that
England's great present want is a Deaf
Asylcm for tho sole use of British sea
OUR WYOMING LETTER.
A I.oag Talk with an Anil Prtgrtanm
' Lender K ore Indinu Troablen,
Flv Men Killed Desertion
' . autl Suicide at Xaraiulc' :,
Fort Lakajiie, Wtoming Ter., )
April 8, 1870. j
Plattsmoctii Herald : I arrived
here on Wednesday, one of the most un
pleasant days lever knew in this country.
My journey from Omaha was interesting
from the circumstance of having for a
companion Mr. Godbe, of Salt Lake
City. He is the editor of the Mormon
Tribune, a strong anti-Brigham paper,
and ' one of the' leaders of the schism
now cg'tatirg Mormon circles in Utah.
Mr. Godbe is a very pleasant, unobtru
sive gentle man, a forcible writer, and a
man of wealth. He went to Salt Lake
City when a boy, and by close attention
to business, as a merchant and druggist,
acquired a fortune of $ 200,000. He is
not opposed to Polygamy as I supposed,
nor does the faction of which he is the
leader denounce it, though he said h
would be willing to have it destroyed by
legal enactments,' so far as the future
was concerned, but he believed an ex
post facto law would occasion raueh suf
fering to women and children. His ar
guments in its defense were weak, and I
think his concessions to it are rather
politic than otherwise. He desires to
pursue a moderate course at first, so as
to reach as many as possible of the de
luded . lanatics that compose that con
glomerate population. His war is against
Brigham Young for his autocratic and
sensual proclivities, and for his perver
sion of the original purpose and plan of
the church. lie charges that Young and
his coadjutors hare entirely lost sight of
the spiritual needs of the people, and all
their energies are devoted to the accu
mulation of wealth and power. Mr.
Godbe and Lis associates will accomplish
great good by their efforts, for they arc
! rapidly advancing toward those principles
which are recognized in the States by
good ssen. lie is wholly aosoiued in
his work, and as he is mercilessly pro
scribed by Y'oung, and persecuted, he
will pursue his work, for he is a man of
great psrtinacity of purpose and ceii-ide-rable
utrtabcira are already attached to his
socierV.,': Revolutions nevergo backward,
and ii proportion, to the persecutions lie
suffer, will be his zeal for reform until
he will come over entirely on tho side of
Christianity. He seems to be a very
On my arrival at Cheyenne I found
the citj- in great excitement. Five citi
zens, at least, had just been killed at
South Pass, by the Indians, and others
were missing, supposed to have been
killed. Gen. Alvtrd, Chief Paymaster
cf the Department of the Platte, was
also thought to have been killed, as he
was in that region and had not been
heard from, but before I left news came
of his safety. I was warned not to pro
ceed to Laramie. One of the oflicais of
the U. I'. B. R. said the country was all
alive with ho-tile Indians, and no doubt
I would be captured. After thinking
tho matter over I concluded to try it and
crime through without seeing an Indian
Gov. Campbell has organized militia
companies, and every man in the terri
tory will be armed and prepared for such
attacks as that made on South Pass. I
am just going to attend the funeral of a
soldier who deserted from the post a few
days since and started down tho Platte.
Recoiuiug weary of traveling, and there
being no settlements where they could
procure food, he and his companion
started to return. One of them delivered
himself to the officers and reported the
other as being unable to reach the post.
A detachment was sent after him and he
was found dead about five isilcs below
the garrison, with a bullet wound. lie
evidently had shot himelf intentional" .
From the position of the body, and his j
gun, and blood in the barrel of the gun. j
a board of officers pronounced it a death I
The weather is clearing Hp, and to-day
is the first pleasant day for some' time.
A. Wrujht, ;
Post Chaplain, U. S. A.
At the bai!e of Gettysburg. (1.
CaVriel R. Paul, of St. Jjouis, wts
shot through both eyes, and his eyesight
whollev destroyed. Senator Drake in
troduced and passed throush the Senate j .rHf?;
a joint re edii'ion l'U ing him the pay nd1.: jgwf'g?
allowances oi a ri :gaiter, tie saving
b -en reared on that rank. The re--elu.- j
t on passed the Huuc on Friday, without i
amendment, which completes the enact- j
Westerly. Coan., is tha place where
"two Sunday come together." Nearly
half the population are Seventh ly
Baptists, and on Saturday half .of the
ni'!,ho-s -and other places' of buihe3
n-e closed, and half of the churches are
filled with worshippers,, who on Sunday
resume -their secular occupations, while
their neighbors take religion and rest.
A pastor in New York State received
at a donation rfarty eighty nine dozen of
eggs. A Maine donation party, not
wishing to follow the New York example,
presented their pastor with thirty-one
bushels of potatoes, seven bushels of
corn, a beef tongue, seventeen minee
pies, four pounds of cheese, a pair of
guinea pigs, one pair of mittens, five
hanks of stocking-yarn, and $1.84 in
"John," said an editor to an appren
tice, as he was about starting on a shoit
jonrn-v. "You must occupy my p!ac
while I am absent." "Tbank, you, sir,"
d:-imire!y replied John, "I'd rather sleep
with the boys."
Charlotte Gulliardwas the first notable
female printer. She was in business for
fifty years in Paris from 1506 to laort
and was celebrated for the correctness of
bar books. Women were employed and i
commended as compositors in Italy as i
eariy as tne utter part oi tne liitecntn
The papers for some time have been
filled with defiant challenges, in adver
tisements, betwen rival lock inventors,
Sargent and Hall. Sargent being
stumped to unlock one of Hall's safes,
at length attempted for some hours to
fick the lock, but failed, and challenged
lall to unlock it himself. At last ac
counts Hail was engaged in futile endeav
ors to unlock hia own lock.
Be alwsyn sure of doing good this
will make your life comfortable, your
death happy 3Id your account gloriou.
Friday and Saturday, June 3rd and 4lh, 1370.
Terms Half Cash and Balance in Six Months, with Interest
at 10 per Cent.
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Ts the County Seat, of Saunders County, is situated at the confi-icne.: of ibe
Wahoo and Salt creeks, an 1 at the point of intersection oi the Jxirnngtori ai.i
Missouri Pviver Iluilroid in Nebrn.-.ka, the Omaha and Sourhv.eMern Kn l.orel.
nn I the Fremont, Ashland and Nebraska City ilailroad. It u- situated :n it; .'
midst of the ' ' '
Finest Agricultural Region in the World,
Draining the rieli valleys of the Pbitte. Salt Cr-ek ati l Wahoo. vvni di arc l ei;.;;
rapidly "settled by industrious and intelligent farmers. Adi!::n 1 has
TISS FltS'EST WAITED FiOTE!
Known in the State, both upon Salt and Wahoo creek-. It is at tlr: fi:;.-iw
Salt Creek Ford, known to all early settlers a:id to all plasmmtis on tha -a
Platte route. Fine mills are already in operation.
THE RAXZ-ROilS F'iLOIIISSS
Of Ashland are not emailed by any other inland p in! in the StaC. aij f-'"-'-at
the map will show. The Burlingt-.m & Missouri H:ver itanroid in -xj-.ra-y
is now finished and cars running to Adn.m 1. and w.ll be omi-lrte-i to I. u
bcPire the time of the sale. Thi is the great thi-.mh route b. trecn :.
Atlantic and the Pacific, and wiil I e comp'ctcd to a connection wit.i tue m.r.n
trunk of the Union Pacific mad in a very b,Tt tiaio. Tim is t.ie on-y m-.;;
railroad between the cast and west that bus a thmtiirii h'.t e-feti.i:n r rrr-t . h
Missouri river, hence it cannot, fail to cintml a 1 irg -At of tin thronrh t-.-.-t
between the Atlantic and Pacifie. A point v.:th tii? natura- advaalay. s wn v;i
Mirround Ashland, situated upon this lina of road, eannut lull to bee-..:..j
The town has i.ot less than one tlionsan 1 inhabilaiif:. at the present t;::; i
has several very line brick and -tone buildings.
Are now in process of erection. Parties wtsliing to invest in real t-stntc wih a
view to a speedy advance, will find this a lare opportunity.
For further particulars address
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den Seeds, Ac. fee M. TEN FICK, North Side- Main S:- e-t,
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ap!7w4c Plattsmouth, Nebraska.
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