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LOO AIj UN' ii NATS.
From Mjaliy D aily.J
Tlie telepraph will be in operation be
tween this city and Ashland to morrow.
That street sprinkler would be a plea
sant thinj to one such a day a this.
Are we to have it ?
Mr. II. S. Fuller, of Akh'anl, was iu
the city to-day. He is a young lawyer
of ability, and is making a good reputa
tion at Ashland.
A large number f country people are
io town to-day to attend court. The
Judge had not arrived at three o'clock.
L wbert, who had $2,000 stolen from
him last week on section 23, probably
did not know there was a bank of depo-it
in this city, where his money could be
kept perfectly safe.
A private dispatch from Fort Benton
pays the rivtr is booming there. A big
rise may be expected shortly.
We are pleased to see h A. Kirkpat
rick on tbe streets a pain to-day. He has
been ill for about a month, but is all
right again now.
J. Sterling Morton has raised aloft the
temperance banner, and has cast aside
his bottle. We are truly glad on Mor
ton's account, for we trust and believe it
will do him good ; but we tremble for
the cause of temperance if it obtains
many such supporters.
Among the guests at the Brook
House reception, we met Mr. J. A.
Best, of Chariton, traveling agent
of Philip Wadsworth & Co., one of
the oldest clothing houses of Chicago.
We interviewed Mr. Billing's orchard
a fw clays since, and find that he will
have a good supply of all kinds of fruit,
notwithstanding the damage . by wind.
Many of tke trees will not bear so full
as though they had not been lashed by
the wind, but the general average of his
orchard show? a good yield.
lion. S. II. "Calhoun, of Nebraska
City, arrived in town this morning to at
tend the session of the District Court.
He informs that a report prevailed at
Nebraska City that Court had been ad
journed here, consequently several law
yers of that place who have business
here did not come.
We are in receipt of a Chicago publi
cation called the "Bench and Bar,"
which is undoubtedly a very fine thing
for lawyers. It is sent gratuitously to
such as notify the publishers of a desire
to receive it. It contains between sixty
and seventy pages of reading matter in
each nuajber, and is published quarterly.
Address Callahan & Crackcroft, Chicago,
The Brownville Democrat says the ru
mor prevails in that locality that J udge
Mason is about to resign his position as
Chief Justice of Nebraska.
Mr. Wm. Gilmour, of Rock Bluffs,
informs us that the recent wind done se
rious injury to his fruit, especially to hU
cherries and gooseberries.
Thi T.meoln Journal av the Gnver-
nor has apjointed F. A. Baiyon. of that
city, as Immigrant Agent. He speaks
the German, French and Scandinavian
languages, and 13 an energetic young
A young man named Plants, while in
the woods recently near Ottumwa, Iowa,
came across a large grey she wolf and
hertwocub,killeuoneof ihicubsand took
it home with him; but not without a severe
fight with the maternal wolf. He "wallop
ed" her with a stick. A hunting party was
organized next day to find the old one,
but without success. The other eub was
found and killed.
Speaking of the prospect of civilizing
the Iudians, Mr. Stocking, who has been
in the west for the past twenty years,
says: "When Beecher enters Milton's
Hell, and spite of Beelzebub, Belial,
Moloch and the rest, wins from there one
of the fallen angels, there may be grounds
to hope for some elevation of the red-
kin race." Mr. Stocking evidently un
derstands the Indian character pretty
There was a "corner"' on corn this i
afternoon at least several men cornered
another, and he bid up to seventy-five
cents for one lot, and was offered seven
thousand bushels at the same figure.
Plattsmouth is the best com and wheat
market in the V est. rarniers do not
have to deliver gram across the river
when they sell at Plattsnaouth, but un
load into the- cars at the foot of Main
from Tueiday'a F aily.
Would not a fire be a very interesting
tiling to the citizens of this city such a
day as yesterday? Which would pay-
best, a fire or a fire engine ?
The winds for the past few days have'
not been calculated to favorably impress
etrangers with the beauties of this
climate. Thev do not continue so hard
the year round.
Reed Bros., of Weeping Water, are
just receiving the finest stock of goods
ever carried into the interior, which they
offer at prices as low as can be found
west of Chicago. niayl7d&wl
Mr. John Robertson, living in Clay
Co. Mo., while attempting to mount his
horse near the end of the Kansas City
bridge met with a painful accident in the
following manner: He had ia one pocket
of his coat a loaded revolver, the ham-
mpr of which was uoon a can of the
cvlinder. As he fewung himself up from
the ground with one foot in the stirrup,
the heel of his boot struck upon the pis
tol in his pocket, the cap exploded, and
Mr Robertson felt a bullet go very com
fortably through the fleshy part of his
right thigh, some four inches above the
l-r.P Bevond the pain ot tnc wound.
there may be nothing serious. His horse
home, and Mr. Robertson was
ten to the house of a friend, where.
,t, Time savs. ho will have to remain
l. A f I
k rnKlinsn wishe to know if the
AiMre f Ham war H neriean.
No mails yesterday on account of high
Tlie new hotel at Ashland was opened
C. Heise:, Esq., fired his first brick
kiln last everting. One keg of beer was
Straight & Marshall have just set up
a Soda Fountain which cost $ 1 ,200. It
almost makes one feel cool to look at it.
The present proprietor? of the ferry
boat Mary Magee are doing all "that men
can do to satisfy the traveling public.
They came across after dark last night
with a party of f, otmen, and went back
again to meet the train.
We are in recipt ef the Platte Valley
Independent published at North Platte,
Nebraska, by Maggie S. T. Kberhartand
S. P. Mobley. It is a neat paper, and
takes hold of lecal matters in a way that
shows a determination to succeed.
In our last Weeping Water letter the
types made our correspondent say, in
speaking of th Congregational church,
that "the church, when completed, will
cost about two hundred and fifty
sand dollars." It should have read
"will seat about two hundred and fifty
persons." The estimated cost is $2,500.
A gentleman who is constantly travel
ing, remarked to us a day or two since
that Plattsmouth was the livest town he
had seen west of Chicago. We agreed
with him exactly.
We notice several of our wholesale
dealers advertising in the Ashland Times.
This looks prosperous, and indicates a
determination to do a heavier business
than heretofore. They would not miss
the mark by doing the same thing at
Lincoln and Seward. Judicious adver
tising always pays.
The Nebraska City Chronicle has a
lengthy article from the Sandwich Is
lands, written by Ensign A. C. 31c-
Mecnan, iormerly of this btate.
A correspondent of the Ashland Times
argues that Ashland is the place for the
National Capital. We shall not object
if the entire people of the United States
wantsjit there.and the people of Ashland
are willing. Bring it along.
The train from the Bluffs and Omaha
ran through an open switch last evening
at the Bluffs, and was delayed several
hours in consequence.
Mr. Henry Thomas, and Mr. S. P.
Chase, of Fall River, Massachusetts, ar
rived in our city last week with a view
to establish themselves here. They
were conuected with tlie rail iuver
Manifacturing Company, and come
well recommended as business men. We
hope they will able to suit themselves
hre, as they are the style of men we like
to see commence business in our city.
"The Laws of Business." by Parson?,
and "Eminent Women of the Age,"
are the titles to a couple of books for
which the agent is now soliciting sub
scri prions in this city. They are both
good books, and well worth the money
a.-ked for them. The "Laws of Busi
ness" should be in the hands of every
business man, as it will teach him many
things which would otherwise cost him
more money. No well regulated house
hold can afford to be without "Eminent
Women of the Age," at least one of
We were pleased to meet Judge Cad-
man, J. P. Lantz and S. B. Galcy,
Esq., of Lincoln, at the Brooks House
reception last week. They are all active
men, and are doing much to forward the
interests of the city of Lincoln.
We call upon our brick makers to pre
pare for making a bountiful supply, as
we are satisfied every brick that can be
obtained in this city will be used in
building before cold weather. There is
hardly a possibility of getting too many
brick on hand. Let it not be said that
the growth of the city was retarded be
cause of a scarcity of brick.
The farmers of Cass and adjoining
ciUi.'es are beginning to understand
that there is money to be made by tak-
;ng the daily edition of the Herald.
It only costs them $10 a year, and there
is not a farmer in the country who can
not save $25 by the information he can
gain from it relative to prices of produce.
We are receiving subscriptions from the
surrounding country almost daily.
From Wednetdav' Dni'y.
Mr. Wilson, one of the Penitentiary
Inspectors, left the city yesterday morn
ing for Lincoln. He will remain at the
Capitol until after the land sales.
The steamer Glasgow unloaded a large
quantity of freight at our landing this
A large number of prominent Repub
licans from different parts of the State
are in the city to-day, to attend the
meeting of the State Central Committee,
In these times when "woman's rights'
and "woman suffrage" are being agita
ted. every one should have a copy of
that exellent bo-k. "Eminent Women
of the Age." It is a very readable
book, and well worth the money asked
for it, It can be obtained only by sub
scription. Tlie agent for this locality
will call on our citizens within a day or
There is a man at Camden, on the
Blue, who fills the positions of township
assessor, school director, hotel keeper,
land agent, town proprietor, farmer, and
is superintendent of the propagation of
horses. He is eruinentlj a western man,
and his name is Roper. He is not un
known in this losality, and will soon be
known to tome if he continues to pro
gress. It is not determined yet whether
active operations on the railroad bridge
across the Missouri at this point will be
commenced this season, or whether it
will be delayed until next winter. The
company cannot afford to delay very
long, and tran-fering freight across the
Missouri by boat is an expensive ar
General Augur has been ord?nnl to
detain, fir the present, the Big Horn
Several boys and a skiff or two were
kept busy for a time yesterday hauling
ashore the timbers which escaped from
the car at the railroad lauding.
We copy to-day several very nice
notices of the Brooks House opening.
Wc return thanks to the brethren.
Among the arrivals in the city last
evening we notice Col. T. J. Majors, U.
S. Internal Revenue Assessor for the
Hstriet of Nebraska ; Capt. E. K.
Valentine of the U. S. Land office at
West Point; Col. Hininan Ilhoads, of
Johnson county; Hon. E. li Cunuing-
ham, of the Falls City Journal ; II. M.
Adkisson. of the Beatrice Land Office ;
'rof C H. Gere, ef the Lincoln Jour
nal; Mr. Kellogg, Governor's private
Secretary, and Mr. Tisdell, of Brown-
The R. R. Telegraph will be complc
d to Ashland to-day. An effort should
be made by the people of this city and
of Lincoln to induce the company to
push the telegraph through to Lincoln
at once, in advance of the road. The
people of both cities, as well as of other
parts, feel the wunt of telegraph con
nection with the capital every day. This
want will be especially felt during the
coming land sales, unless the company
can be induced to crowd the line through
immediately. The line could undoubt
edly be completed in ten days time.
Will we have it ?
Wanted. A boy to learn the print
ing business, at this office. Tlie pro
prietor does the loafing for the concern.
FIFTY CAR I,OADM A DAT.
Not less than fifty car loads of con
struction material goes West from Platts
mouth on the B. & M. Railroad each
day. The Company is getting ready for
puhing another section of the road
This portion of the "footstool" is be
ing filled up at the rate of from fif'y to
one hundred wagon loads a day, besides
the many that come by rail and boat.
We anticipate a fine showing for Ne
braska, and especially for this portion of
it, by the census returns.
Grading? Commenced in Earnest.
John Fitzgerald, Esq., has -been
awarded a contract for grading the
different streets in the city, and com
menced active operations a day or two
since. It does not take ritzgerald a
great while to do a reasonable sized job
of grading, as he can put on a heavy
force if necessary. The south side of
Main street will be filled up to the grade
line, and the approaches to the different
bridges will be completed. What more
is to be done probably depends upon the
result of the vote on the 20th of June
A telegram was received fiom Judge
Lake this afternoon, in answer to one
sent from here, stating that there would
Ik? no court here until Monday, the 23d
inst. It is singular that no notice of
this adjournment was received before.
The town has been filled with jurors,
witnesses and parties to suits, since yes
terday morning, expecting the arrival of
the judge every moment.
Another contract will be let soon on
the B. & M. R. R. in Nebraska, west
from Lincoln. The President has been
busy transferring construction material
all spring, and the company will be able
to crowd the line rapidly after starting
west from Lincoln.
Mr. ITallowell informs us that he will
burn at least 1,500.000 brick the present
season, and if no one else wants them
put into buildings he will use them him
self. That is the spirit that wins, and
we venture the assertion that Mr. Ilal-
lowell will sell every brick he can manu
facture: also that each of the other
yards will do the same thing.
A ilOLI) ROBBF.RT.
Rabber Enter a EJa-hted Roni and
Rifle it without Waking: tbe
The Ottumwa Courier of ti e Oth says
"On last Saturday evening, the house of
Mr. C. W. Lane was entered, and $153
taken from under his pillow his wife
and himself being in bed at the time
and a lamp burning in the room. Also
Mr. Joseph Doling had $43 stolen from
him. the same evening. This bold and
darins robbery was committed in Dab
lonega, four miles north of our city.
As yet no clue is had of the robbers.
We learn these items of Mr. vV m. Low
enburg, a resident of that place. Mr.
Lane was recently engaged in the grocery
CIIANUE OF ARRANGEMENT.
Three Train Dai It Between Platf-
Houlh and Chirm--.
Thron;ta to New York In .18 Honr.
From Superintendent S. It. Mallory
wh arrived in the city to-da;r, we learn
that a change has becu made in the run
ning arrangements on the B. & M. R.
R.. bv which we are hereafter to have
three traias daily between Plattsmouth
and Chicago. Trrins will leave East
Plattsmouth as follows:
Mail 7:40 a. m
Mixed -10:40 '
Atlantic Express 5:40 p. iu
And will arrive as follows :
Pacific Lxpress. b:oo a. m
Mixed- 12 m
Mail 0:40 p. m
Tlie express train is the same a3 here
tofore, but we have the addition of the
morning departure and evening arriva.
of the mail train, which goes through to
Chicago in 25 hours, connecting with
fast train to all points east. Passengers
by this route can arrive in New York in
just 56 houra after leaving Plattsmouth.
j This looks like busine.
ACCIDENT TO THE K. It. UAKUE
One Car Overboard, and flic tow of
tbe Barge Kiore In.
As the railroad transfer boat " Presi
dent" wa.i rounding to at her Nebraska
landing last evening, while the wind was
blowing severely, she was caught by a
sudden gu-t end the bow of the barge
driven heavily against the landing. There
were four loaded cars on the barge, and
the collision forced the forward car over
board and stove a large hole in the bow
of the barge. Tlie car was loaded with
square timbers, many of which floated,
off down the river. Tlie barge was
headed around and the bow run into the
bank to prevent her sinking It will
take a couple of days to repair the barge
The car was fastened to the adjacent
piles, and will be taken out without dif
ficulty. A HEAVY SFEri'LUIOX.
and Learn' Practically Dent
ontitrated. Something over a week since a prom
inent citizen of Ashland, (name not given
out of respect to the family) concluded
he could purchase and transport a few
goods of which he stood in need cheaper
by going to Omaha than by coming to
lattsmouth. He hired some teams, got
them across the Platte on a flat boat, and
proceeded to Omaha. Wc shall not
mention the difference in price paid, but
our Ashland friend proved the specula
tion and "learned by living" when he
started home with his t urns. He found
that there are rules which he failed to
earn or tejch in the school room, which
will not work lth ways. He had suc
cessfully crossed to the north side of the
Platte with emptj' wagons, but could not
get back with loaded ones. The teams
were compelled to retrace their steps to
Omaha, cross the Missouri to Council
Bluffs come down to Plattsmouth and
recross, and this morning they took up
their line of march from this city to
Moral. Always buy your goods in
Plattsmouth and ship them by the B.
& M. It. R.
Herald : I see in this evening's
paper the proceedings ot a so-called
Board of Real Estate agents, and that
one of the so-called Board offered among
others the following resolution :
"That we extend to the "Land Oiaier"
our cordial support, assuring them of the
hearty co-operation of this Board in their
eflorts to elevate the profession purging
it from the baneful connection of such
persons as have hitherto failed to under
stand the resiRin.-ibilities which are at
tached to a ue.tl li-tate agent ; or who
knowing them have, by their bad faith
twaid their clients, disgraced the pro
fession. ' '
Now, this resolution in itself is all
very well, but what is the reputation of
certain Real Estate men in Nebraska ?
and do not the public generally under
stand how some of these Real Estate
purgers come by a reputation. It seems
an attempt is made in these resolutions
to convey tlie impression that all mem
bersofthat Board are true to theirclients;
also to give some ot those members a
reputation for good faith and strict in
tegrity, that they do not posses where
best known. What is the real object of
this Real Estate Board ? to protest the
innocent agent or the susceptible client
with a high sounding code of morals to
cast a reproach upon the non-affiliated
agents who would dare do business with
out the pale of this organization. As a
spectator we must be allowed to take an
interest in such organizations, especially
when coming before the people with
such a manifesto. Amos.
May 13, 1870.
Council met in special session.
Present, Mayor; Aldermen Clements,
Donelan, Ileisel, Lazenby and White.
Reading of the journal di.-pensed with.
Alderman White moved that there be
an election held in the City on Monday,
June 20th, 1870, to authorize the City
Council to borrow money, not to exceed
in amount $10 000, to pay for LuiKJffig
bridges, gradingj and improvwrg the
stree!s in the city ; to issue bonds there
for, payable in one and two years, and
bearing 10 per cent interest per annum;
and the Recorder be instructed to have
legal notice given. Carried.
" S. F. Coopkr,
HE IVY ROBBERY.
Two- Tbonsanri Dalian Stolen nal
the Thief Escape.
3Ir. John Lambert, a section boss on
the railroad, stationed on section 23,
west from Plattsmouth, has been (very
fooli-hly) keeping about $2,000 in money
in his possession for some time past, it
being his savings from wages for the past
three years. He kept this money in an
old trunk, without a lock, aud he also
kept several boarders about his house,
Last Tuesday morning he missed the
money, and at first supposed it had been
taken hy a woman who had staid at the
house Sunday night. He followed her
to Lincoln, had her arrested, but found
m money. He then returned home and
told his wife he thought one of three
men who were working for him had takeu
the money. It apjears the men heard
him make this remark, and the next
morning one of the men was missing,
and has not siuce been heard from, al
though diligent search has been, and is
still being made in every direction.
There is no doubt he has the money
$2,040. This fellow ia about 5 feet 7
inches high, light complexion ; red hair;
very light moustache ; had a cut under
his left eye, caused by a blow received in
a fight; weighs about 140 pounds; and
is about 25 years old.
One of the othec hands acted very
strangely after the departure of the thief,
which gave rise to the suspicion that he
was an accomplice. Ho has been ar
rested, and is now in jail at Ashland
awaitng further deve!r.prui-nL-.
tiii; naoous noise.
Tli Keecpticii Last dentils;.
The (Ioniie Filled to Overflowing.
Nirancrw From nit 1'tirt of (He
Grxuil .Success ol" the Enterprise.
The Brooks llou-e Reception came off
last evening, and we are enabled to day
to chronicle the tact that it was the uio-t
complete success of anything ever at
tempted iu this city No fault could be
found with the entertainment unless it be
that the guests were so numerous a to
detract somewhat fvoui the enjoyment of
the occasion. Large numbers arrived
on the morning trains, and every suc
ceeding train, from north, south, cast
aud west, added to the list of arrivals
until it became apparent that the attend
ance would be far greater than any one
had anticipated, and the committee in
charge began to feel uneasy about ac
commodations for the guests from abroad.
All the hotels of the city were filled, and
many of the citizens opened their doors
for the accommodation of such as could
not find room at the hotels. We shall
not attempt to give a detailed account of
the doings of the evening, as the press
was well and ably represented, and Ave
shall take pleasure iu copying what others
say of the affair, rather than to attempt
a description ourself. The following is
the list of arrivals, as shown upon the
Brooks House Register :
ROM NEBRASKA CITT.
J. Dan L.iucr hii1 wiiie. C. W. Sevmour anil
wile. Mis. . il. Waters, .Mrs. J. .Lauer, L)r.
Ktuntr. .Mr. Mourvnitecker auu vue, L. C.
i:iu. .ur. jierrn K.
FROM I.EAVEXWOItTII, KANSAS.
John 1. 1. iSriatui.
FROM UTICVVA, IOWA.
Miss Muttie ilavne. Mm Minn Woi.il Mi
Alice l'ruxta. Mica Kuiuia Taylor. Mi Mauie
I'ei'K, 31 im .A m-4 Wu.-uer, Misk fc.Ua l.ore. Miss
tsihcr ! oils, Mrs. U. It. llender.-liolt. Mrs. ii.
il. llunUi-rsiioU. Mr. M. A. 1'iiiuey, Mrs. J. W.
Uiirner. Uoberl r eimws, W . h. Cot-e, J. SV . tiir-
ikt, .1. K. I'rutfli, 11. . iunuuiaKcr. iraiiU
w arden. Most-Kouits. M. li. Vi aikor. Amir.-w
l'eck. June A. U tnu. Asoury Taylor, C. 1.
llendursUott. llobcrl leiii.vis. M. A. l
J. V . iS'orris and wile. liltuu.
JROM KEOOAk, IOWA.
T. II. Alexander ami uiii- I) O, Ttrwhnn
Ir. i'urctll aiidwite. Mrs. ii.iswort h. Ali l.nii
Merrill. Mi!S Hun null Cox. lid. Looims, T. li.
Leo, J. t'. eoines, Xsuuo .Norris, John Dower.
lluu.U. Clark, A. J. X'uucb, G. J. ishuldoii and
FROM AFTOX. IOWA.
P. P. lliuimelnch, II. Jiurstein.
FROM CI.EXWOOD, IOWA.
Edward Persiim. Miss (ieorsric P.rsinir. Dr. M.
II. MeClusky. Miss liauie iiarnsou.
Ex-(or. Saunders and wite. Jnn. Hnllinu. T.
H. ftiillwell, E. L. Anusiroiig, li. II. Willis. C.
11. ilv 1110. J.T. Ailau. Al. 11. l!(';iriisii .Inlm
M. llurke. Jesse Turner. John A. Parker. John
M.liurle. 11.11. Hill, F. 11. Howard, Jnhn 1.
Clark and wife, Jonn A.Parker.jr., Lew W.llill.
J. J. Brownlcc. J. P. Lnntz. B. F. Cozad and
ladies. John Gille.--i.ie, fc. U. Ualey, J. Coleniau,
FROM ASHLASD, SHU.
W.F. Kramer and wife, T. J. Saunders.
E.W. Strong. J. A. Best.
FROM COVXCIL BLUFFS.
A. J. Hall. C. L. Harris. C. II. Babbitt. Frank
Parish, Mr. leuing.
There were many besides these, who
stopped at other hotels and private
houses. We were pleased to notice the
magnanimity with which our own citi
zens gave way for the accomodation of
guests from abroad. 31 any citizens who
had made arrangements for attending,
when they saw the unexpected numbers
arriving, gently laid aside their anticipa
tions of a Gne time and decided to stay
at home, and those who did attend gen
erously stood aside and allowed those
from a distance to take what pleasure
The Press was well teprescnted. Tlie
following is the lu-t: A. J. Hall, and
the irrepressible Chance Harris of the
Council Bluffs Times; O. H Byrne and
Jas Allen, of the Omaha Herald; J Dan
Lauer, of Nebraska City; J Q Biownlee,
of the Lincoln Journal; Wm P Clarke,
correspondent of the New York Tiiuune;
J C Gleaaon of the St Joseph -tlnzelte;
John I D Bristol, correspondent of the
Detroit Commercial Advrtier Dr F.
llcnntr, of the Nebraska City Zeihnig.
Ottumwa had the honor of furni.-hing
the largest delegation and one that came
for the purpose of having a fine time.
Among the number from that city we
formed the acquaintance of Mr. June
A. Wcntz, General agent of" the 11. &
31. 11. II., with headquarters at Ot
tumwa a brother of C. H. Wentz, B.
& 31. Ag't. at this city.
Notwithstanding the crowded condi
tion of the hall, all seemed to enjoy the
occasion, and the dancing did not cease
until about 4 o'clock this morning.
The receipts were something over
$750. Therj were about two hundred
dance and supper ticket out. The suij
per consisted of all that the country af
fords served in a style not surpassed in
the west, and demonstrated to all partic
ipants that J. C. Higby & Sou know ex
actly how to keep hotel.
From the Council Bluffs Times.
The Brooks House, lately taken charge
of by Messrs. J. C. & Ira Higby, was
oiMMied on Thursday night last,
under the most fawrahle auspices. Hie
hotel is certainly located an J a model of
convenience, luxury and comfort. A
description of its interior has been pub
li.-hed in the Tl.MSS, hence we shall not
devote space to a repetition.
Among whom were Gov. Saunders and
Major Armstrong, from Omaha ; Dr.
Benncr, Nebraska City : Mr. DeForeest
Porter, Brownsville ; lion. John Giiies
rie, Lincoln ; Gen. Livingston, Maj.
V heeler, Plattsmouth; K. D. Snow,
Council Bluffs; D. L. Shea, Sup,t Tel
egraph of Nebraska, C. K. Yeates, do,
of Iowa; J. li. Brownlee, Lincoln Jour
nal; C. H. Byrne and J. A. Allen Her
ald, Omaha; 'II. D. Hathaway, Humid,
Plattsmouth; J. C. Gleason, Jt. Joe
Press; W. P. Clark, Correspondent New
Vork TtiUne ; J. D. Bristol, Detroit
Commercial Advertiser ; A. J. Hall and
C. L. Harris, Council Bluff's Times, ar
rived early, and by 8 p. in. over two
hundred couples had assembled. Rep
resentatives of the Press were present
from Saint Joo, Kansas City, Leaven
worth, Council Bluff's, Omaha, Ottumwa,
Lincoln, Brownville, and even New Yoik,
Detroit and Chicago.
for which magnificent preparations had
been made, passed off in a manner which
reflected the highest honor upon those
who-e duty it wa- to look after ihe in
terest of the guests, and now forms a
subject of plca-dng reminiscence for the
participant-. ISevys of magnificently
drossca ladies thronged the parlors, ro-
ception rooms, hail.-. corrid and balco
nies fioui du.-k till dewy movm Bri.sht,
fla-hing eyes, forg-ou- appu:al spaiklir.g
diamonds, are stid vivid in our recollec
tion, and will never 'aiio limn our mem
ory. The sweet fi.eos, wrearhed inr-iiii.es,
the r.rms of grave and i euuty, the cie-
gant toilette-, a!i movimr amid the myr-
iad gleams of daz.ii.Sg ii-i.t, which cast
over the wne a laiiy-iike witchery ; the
tVagraut odors, flowing treses,-" costly
drapery, heaving bo om.-:, swan-Iik-
neck.-, rounded arms, and euphmcous
g ish of silvery- laughter that bu:t upon
our ears frum time tj time, all helped to
dazzlu and bewilder our brain, until we
leveled :n a ?ca of joyous dclighr and in
toxK.itin ' measure :m ! :ii!fi-.l e-m;.t
in Beaut v's lauin.
was indulged in by nearly all who kept
time to the merry music furnished by
the military band "of Omaha. The en
chanting waltz, the ma.y schottische,
the lovely polka, the rapturous quad
rille, were all indulged in and every
available space crowded to delightful
suffocation. No sooner was the smooth
floor vacate.! by one set than it was re
filled by another, more anxious, if pos
sible, to join iu the delicious and in
toxicating revel of terpeschore. To
is an utter impossibility. They were
rich beyond comparison and nicely
adapted to the occasion, but the throng
was too great for a proper display of
their beauty and elegance. 3lany of
the ladies were compelled to carry their
trails upon their arms, so den.-e was the
assembly, yet every person enjoyed it,
and not an unpleasant word or frown
ma red the happiness of the occasion.
were one luxurious load of delicacies and
costly sub.tautials, superbly arranged
uder the direct supervision of the ao
complkhcd hostess. 3Irs. J. C. Higby,
who could not but feel flattered, could
she have listened as did we, to the thou
sand compliments and encomiums paid
her by the fair and brave member.- who
partook of the choice viands or indulged
in the different condiments.
was equally jovous with the opening, and
i..' i r. .i.,... i."i ....
.'ei u-ij U(i:n n.i-iii il';.' ii-t'i :u-
ju.icu uit: ueinai icainy in one uu:i
where the ue-tre for plea-ure was
satiated in the actualization of antici
pation. The lower portion of the house,
THE OFFICE ANI MAR,
were also properly conducted, the first
looked over by Ira Higby in person, who
made, if possible, a thou-nnd more
friends by his urbane and gentlemanly
courtesy. His father, too, Mr. J. C.
Higby, was seen in different parts of the
house looking after the comfort and at
tending to the wants of the guest,
u-eful and pleasant everywhere. 3Ir.
James Hines piosided over the wine and
liquid department with that grace and
eeiiicmardy air so natural to him in this
sphere, and gave that unbounded satis
faction which only one in a thousand can
do. All iu all the party was a glorious
success and a universal testimonial ot its
beauties, its delights, its unalloyed
pleasures, its charms and graces, met
with a unanimous acknowledgment from
Froia the Omaha Herald.
Thursdjy evening was truly a gala
night for tlie cozy and thriving city of
I'lattsinoulh. As the gieat railroad
system which promises so much for this
State is being perfected, the neces.-iiy
f'or providing the best accommodations
for travelers becomes appaient, and im
pelled by this fact, Plattsmouth has put
up a house which ranks most creditably
with an- in Nebra ka.
The Brooks House, which has been
taken by Messrs. J. C. Higby .V Son,
late of Omaha, is situated on Main
street, between Fifth and Sixth, in the
very centre of the town and most eay
of access. The buiiding is three stories,
contains upwards of forty large, airy,
comfortable rooms, and is fiuni.-hei
throughout with rate completeness and
good taste. On the first fioor is situated
the office, over which Mr. Ira Higby
presides with an amiability aud court
eousness deserving of mention. In the
rear of the office is the bar lvoui and
b:irier shop. The lad e reception room
and parlors, on the second floor, far sur
pass iu size aud arrangement any of our
The good people of Plattsmouth' were
determined to ce'el.ratc the opening of
tius line house to the public, in a belitting
manner. Imit. t mis were extended the
country round to join iu the grand bail
and banquet which wa- fixed for Thurs
day evening la. t. From early morning
until afVer dark the Ucst- poured ir.to
Plattsiiioulh fVoui a'l directions, Omaha,
Council BliiitV. Glcuwood, Ottumwa,
Nebraska City, lirovt nviile and Lincoln,
contributing tiniir very bust citizi ns ami
families to partake in the celebration.
The committee, of which General II.
Ti. Liviiifston was chai: man, and 31 r.
Charles II. Wentz was secretary, ier
tected their arrangements most credit
ably, free tranqoitation being provided
over all the roads leading to Platts
mouth. As the shades of night fell, every
place where a stranger could be stowed
away was secured, and many had to pro
long their amu-ement untildawn, for the
very reason that was the only thing they
could do to make time pass rapidly. An
idea of the number who visited Platts
mouth on this occasion c-ati be gained
fiom the fact that upward of two hun
dred guests registered at the Brooks
House alone. A fine large room, which
ultimately will 1 o used as a billiard room,
wa-' used as the dancing hall, and an
swered the puijo:e nicely. Omaha sent
down 3Iessis. Beard ic 4 hide's orches
tra, than which there are none bettor,
and very natur lly the most important
feature of a bail, the mu.-ic was splen
did. The supper was indeed a great feature
of the affair. The tables presented an
tdetttnt appearance, a;.d were filled with
the very best that money could purcha e
or energy secure. In this, wc could
.distinctly see the work of the kind
hearted ho.-tess, Mrs. J. 0. Higby,
whose quiet supervi-ion of the arrange
ments won the admiration of the ladies
and tht! thanks of the gentlemen pres
ent. A very neatly arranged order of danc
ing was gone through with, much to the
immense delight of all who participated.
We confess ourselves most agreeably
urirised at the array of really brilliant
ladies who graced the occa-ion, and
whose excellent and cultivated taste in
the matrer of toilets was the subject of
frequent mention. A large number of
prominent gentlemen from all portions
of the State were present Governor
Saunders and Major Arm-trong, from
Oiuahi: Dr. Beuntr, Nebra-ka City;
M Do Forest Port'.T, Brownville; Hon.
John Gillespie, Li-mubi; General Liv
ingston, .Major V heeler, Mr. Hatha
way, and others, of Plattsmouth, were
among the many who enjoyed thy occa
rion most heartily.
Tru y the inauguration of the Brook
House was sin event in the hi-tory of
Plattsmouth, and will ever be referred to
with p!ea-ure and gratification, and if
em-nest food wishes will avail Messrs.
Higby A Son will hive a prosperous ca
reer in their new enterprise.
ll'rum tlie OUtiiu-.Tit CouriertJ
i;;U-llCS J iiil.SE, I
'L.MTSMOt. l il. .NLil't-VSKA.
AJav i..;n. i7t. i
Frs. Corui!.::: VL:'e h.kn.g iu
the iuooiisiiiuM of JSeia.-ka, uwua.uir
the luepaitiue ot the Immuward bound
train, thought wu would strike a match
and toil you of our trip thus far.
Our party loir Ottumwa at 10:20
! Ve.iiie tiiy ni;Jir, on one of ll.o.-e
j e'eanrit trams c.yc-r the J. & 31. li. Pi.,
conducted by "A'aity ' Mnier Iwho by the
way, is one of the best conductors in
America,) and arrived at Pluitsinoulh
about y o'clock next moiung. Nothing
America,) and arrived at Pluttsinouth
about y o'clock next morning. Nothing
of intewvt transpired coming We.-t, .-ave
t no cmlarra.'-Mttg psj. iiioii ot a ct rtaiu
! vou ig g. nt, whose height is about b fed
1 U ', complext ion fair ; moustache li,cht ;
residence Ottumwa, Iowa. Tlie anxiety
of this individual to procure a sleeping
berth caused much blushing aud not a
little gymnastic exerci e. Will not at
tcaipt to relate what fid occur, le-tsome
one might guess hU name. Suffice it to
say that a young man should always
know who is in the bed he attempts to
Immediately after our arrival at the
Piattsmouth depot we were conducted
to the Brooks llousc by Capt. Chai. II.
Wentz. th'i gentlemanly aent of the B.
& M. 11. B., at this place. As oon as
we had partaken of a sumptuous repast,
such an one as would make glad the heart
of any hungry traveler, wc were Seated
in one of those elegant "turn outs' from
the Bonner Stables and took a drive
around and through Plattsmouth.
In our observations we were frequently
reminded of Ottumwa. Similarly situ
ated, on the banks of the 3Iissou.i River,
and at the foot of WaupM e Biutjs. lis
population is abou. 3,500, composed
mostly of Iowan.s, and among whom we
noticed the following familiar faces: O.
A. Derby, engaged iu the manufacture
and sale of furniture ; Capt. Kd. 3Iur-
Iphy and Fitzgerald, boil er- of the
rooks House ; Fox, formeily iu the cm
ploy of the American Kxj-res Company,
at ( ; t-iiriwa, holesale and retail grocery;
11-iiiy KoLinsou, wholesale liquor.-:
Major " Sfrtmu, brother of Ik-n I!.
Strong, of low., atto: nev-at 'a'v ; Capf.
li. I). 1 Sennet T. :',Jlli lo.'-u, leu: c-rue
audit, an.! W iioam U.i'iOi-
Ci te'lMV v
.- i : 1 i i-
Indian trader. I'iait-i:r-!.r
natural ad vantiigv-, an J iir.1
j l.l-, 1.1 ULlUH'.'J III unit J.'l. k
...... ... t.. I - i ).. !.". ..k..t
(,.:,,.,,.,,., .t tf I .,! t .,
city (except Ottumwa) we ol the iU-
Have not the t:u;c to give you an ac
count in detail, of the bai:quet at the
Brook- Hi;se. It was a magnificent af
fair, and as a success, it exceeded the cx
pijctaiions of all.
If any of your readers desire to locate
further west than Ottumwa, let them go
to Piattsmouth. If they would stop iu
the best hotel in th i Wet, stop at the
Brook House. If they want to n c
landlords who understand their bu-ines.-,
visit Mes is. Higby & Son. If they
want to meet an intelligent, courteou
and aceoniuioi'at "ng ceiitieinan, get ac
quainicd with Cl. alley Wentz ; and il
they want to h::ve a good time generally,
just got up an xeur -ion party, and invite
flu young f-ks fruu Ottumwa. Wc
"leave for Iowa this afternoon. Will tch
you of our trip limine when we jet the e.
Our Plait-mouth Ottumwa friend-- ar
rived safely homo yesterday evening, .in
great irlee, all collectively and eaeh indi
vidually, declaring Piattsmouih a big
thine, and the Brooks llou-o very para
eon of perfection. They are jvof'u e in
rheir praises of the 3Ic-.t-. Iligby. de
claring them to he gentlemen who "know
how to keep hotel." Then- are particu
larly loud in their praise of Mr. Chaile
II. Wentz. who kindly took the Ottum
wa dt legation under his wings and caied
for them. And we should sea lly think
if red eyes are of any diagnostic value,
if the- have any significance at all, our
friends must have enjoyed theiusclviu
hugely. We jrive a li.-t of those we saw
alight from the train :
.Ta. Xcrri." an ! wif Hol.t. Fc!lw, M. A.
Finney. A. J. l'eck. M. Coor.. M. WhIIut. W.
('!e. F. Wiip''.-ri. A. Tair. .1. l'rtigli. H. Nun
niinxkcr J. A: tVniitz rid wii'r, V-. iarn-r, C
I(cndcrhot. Iir. Moorf, Warner, Wood.
Lyom. Hayncs. lrn;c'i. Tyir, Vcck.
We mi lei-tan f there were other-from
Ottumwa there whose name--wc could
not procure. It was, no Joitl.f, a era ml
affair, and everything w:-.s oelv, (with
few exception-). We understand a
couple ol' genticmeu had an extremely
pleasant w;ilk of a couple of miles lo
i.iz a train, this too, in front of an en
gine, which it seemed did not realize,
that muscle could tire. We hear but
then " 'tis idle rumor " that one young
cent was heard on hi- ret urn to sing i:i a
subdued and choked voice :
"Ever t!iur tim e childhood's I-our,
I've seen my Ion tes-t hopes decay."
The occasion of this mournful stntin
we don't know, for we wasn't there
F -om the Oma1 a Iltrmhlicr.n-
The opviiinar leccrti'-ii of the. Ilrooks
IIou-c. at Piatt .-mouth, on Thuday
evc'iintr. was n very gay and a v.-ry suc
cessful afTair. There were upward.- of
five hundred guest- jm-erit from ali
parts of tht country. Omaha, Lincoln.
Nebraska Citv, Brownville, Sr Joseph.
Ottumwa and Council Biufls were well
represented. F.very hotel and many ot
the private residences of the town were
crowded, and so great wa the rush that
many stransrers present were obliged to
put up with very slender accommoda
tions. The grand supper and ball went
oil with much eclat. Dancin? was
m iiritained with much split until the
dawn of Friday. The Brook Hou-e i-de-cril'd
as a very commo-lions and wc-!'
appointed hotel. The robins, some forr.t
in number, are very comfortably fimi-i.-li"d
and tlie reception aii'l diti,;i h-i!ls
are of mirant and iirpo-ing pr- po tion;'.
Too mil h pT.ise cannot be acco.iel to
3Ir. J. V. Iligby and his son Ira. for the
in-iefatigabii'.ty w'ni-h they manifested
in looking after the welfare and comforts
of" the. gue-ts. Ira, parUeula-ly, wa
hore, there and every where, and hardly
a straiii". r c -taped from being soothed
by hi- kind mini-tiatioii... Among tho e
present wore noticed tx Governor Saun
ders and Miijor Arm-trong. of On aha.
and Dr. Burner, of Nebra-ka City.
There was quite an excitement the
first of the week over a piece of railroad
land lying just ea t of the State Hou-e.
and one of tho fiue-t quarter-section- to
ie found around the Capital. Ihcic
were .-even application.-on l;!o for it. but
th-y till had to go to hcadquaitors at
I'jUtt-mouth before any one could get
possession of it. 31 r. B. M. Brake, one
of the applicants, s'arted oil" on Tuesday
mon.in before dayliuht, arrived at
Plattsmouth. paid for and secun d the
land, in the n.ime. of Marshall & Brake,
ju.-t fifteen minute-- before the mail ar
rived. We un er-tai.d the price paid
was about ?3,.r,f. ''The early bird,"
etc. lJueoht '.'' fVJMf.
Gen. Bemick. of Burlington. Town, i
makiit? a tour of Soui'iiiii Nebraska
with the inree:i r. oi locating at koiu:
pr i-perou- point. o - pleased with
our own Mttie c:ty. ami it i-probable that
he wi l i:iteiv-t h:;n.e!f with, us at an
ear'y l:?y. II.; is v.eeoiiir'-tnied by Mr.
Mon-comery, of Iowa. i- also look
ing for a prosperon polot at which to
IcKite a msrcaiitile hnu c. liulo Regis
ter. Gen. Remick has already invested
largely in projwrty in this city, believir.-.
it to be the rising town of th wesK
Tl. fi-i;.iT of rrlrU.
I x J'fT
! city for
. ' "flT-Trt
N-nnj, Jut tvv- v.crfcT to U
The eea.-oii ha-, bucn L:;l lor t.Vir . --
. facture, but we are glad to known"
; m, .;,!, !.; -m j r . . , 1
UUS' ,l k, n W"J ' irt'l 'a tic
. ..a u i.r", nil'l liar Alr.
; fc Co. hut''.; commence J active oper
j ti-jn ; . !t their !,..-. vard. Get vonr r vA
: , a!i ....... ,.,! .i
! V0 a'1.rt lJ-, 'itho buck will
. . "'
t it i: thk R. it. t.tvn L.t
1b' lirst installment, nf 1 .,! .. .
. now rr
a,c i.y tue if. X 31. it. U. ,n NYbru4h
are situateu as loilowi
Other Nebraska lands vt: roma biUr
market as fast as the milre.ii .. Ivccoei
I x li iJi.i x i a r. vr.tt i; y.
A rVirltnl Five Ull. Ir on Pr,.l!oir
Kite Attempt lo Wall lt. t.:ntll blU
Kbe ia cr-t for hy mr -ltii.mi.
Seldom have we teen called iij,n (o
chronicle aca.se such us the i: " -.v'ui"
A Krs. Ilettio (Jeoi cr wit;. OIT a
mon-ter imiuod John t.icoe Lo re
sided -it La.-tj.ori a 3 ear or two mho, -ue.
nved in our city la-t t vt nir? li..m v;u
Joseph, Mo., aci-.inip:.:iicd "by h.-r f.ve
children, th yjiiiiL'e.-t a: ir.l., n t ?hc
brea.-t. She related to His ll n or, Mayor
I 'ikon, tlio following i)::rii'-u;ai of uer
For some tii:,e past ht r husband had
been in the lial.it of ge'iii -r .Irui.k, ?ud
iea-, ma if. r to i'am a 1-t. ;,).. od ir he.
-eil ailo child. ' il a- ! -f hi;
li.OOt 111!'.' V K ;o ,,.
ko )'.v:i. t iiho mom-'
i.ou liex au.e ivtiO -. :o ;
of .St. ..(o-p!j. v. bo
and t..o c1)!) i.-. n
me C 1'. :-t.
L.l.-t .Ni'M ilii Ci:y.
.'1 1 7oi parts tin
I I"i- d.?titu
he ro'.oad men
'.' I'j. n; Led her
:i p-i-s1 over
5oc ;i'.'i i'. J3
our ciiy '-.-a.1,1 .y
cent in h.r p. vl.r; : 1 ,J
for a-i .-tance. L.oi.e
1 !lii 'II
Iv i .1
.'U'lUiil sl'.e Comi:,tii;-(
itaikiiig to her i',; !ie-v
or lwcivv miics (; j'i-.iWi c.-i.
the farm of that, kidd-lt .;r.. ( ' ,
aian,' .leil GiliUiMi. ?li , ,j . .
4 ... 1 : . . .. , ' '
iuri .I1IU '.OKI 1, rr S.OIV, j;.; lllll:,
her L-a;-k to the citv M.i.r iK'. . .
cured her comio.-uoio j;i"j,t. r- m tl :
i aiincrs llou.-e, an-.i to : ,-fv he 'il'
e fill ni bed 1 1 .. v .tiyii to b::
father's home. Cii ; o ivJe.
rot: 5, xwni
ValWys & Bufl'iicr have the iaic.
-tock of Groceries ever frotih' to tie
city, which tl.i;y bought for cadi rmj ;iL
v. aa iiiiu rxaiiii:.c :r.
Go to Valleiy & Buiriic-' Ol!:yyt.'i
lry(!oods. J hey ap; .-eiiing citapcr
than the chcape -.
Great I? vtt'.Ai.v.--A fa
teres tin- sale, 1M acres tio '
iiiiles I'roni P'atr.-oioni li, j,-''!
from Beaver' is Mali. it, on tl.e
lOnquire of W.m. ,S'
1 ' MANN.
tii.Jr inil f
26 acres of v!u;'!.
-ale within one half 1
i!.i of tl
c r .'I'
its. Inquire of
3IAXWKI.T. f: rn.'.VVAN.
way 1 21 vr
- . .
I 70. Is".,
D. S--hna4-e ,t !' ...
-tore, have ju.-.t 1
Stock of New ?
Giiixl- ever I ..: I.:
dl you now the
ithcr Brand- S to !
. c t'rints, '
; c nt -.
tir cents. ii:urh:rn. !.' vi :n-, fdlo'
G.Mul.-for the san-..' 1 .'. ', ".- t'l
SlOck of Cu-.'oni f. tO.j JVi.t-;!
Ladies a;id (Jcnf - in .v i:i!c Mraw : r
Fur Ha e. J-.,-.. ., , 1 of Cli:
..fid (ri:i-s War Gro-vrics t'lie:.j
than the Cht-jj e.-t. api'i;')diwiu
VALLKnvTi IT;! : fi. . -.
Are now ri-ceiviii' ihe Jar.- .-t -tod. '
lr.css Goo I if.-. --r 1 -o;t; ht ;o thi- u-.
. ling cheap
Go to 'al!e-y- A
t the P.-neer A:.;b
narkct. I." yp.: '' !'. 1 :;.
'a!lery- c. 1. :
-idling th. ' - '
:ui r s nn
. 1 ii,-
(!o tn :!'--.
Groceries. , '
not be un lor.-- '.
If you 11c in v;:r
-'O to r.-i !';
igents for ;hc
.nigs, the I est in in.
Tito I.it-.t n!l.
All P'-r-oT",-. klt'oViW'! '
leb'ed lo ti by not. or ,n .UP.
iue.-teil lo Cauaii'l fi ttie imi'ie-Pa'
Go to Va'lcro.- B:. '.-.A -nd b-;.
your Boots . 1 '-Iu.;.-, the ! i'i ina
kct. a; Awtf
Forthf Rcli .f ami
r. Hrrin r m l I
Vi;i v rn 1 1... K;-ri.r.
of Akc. in r.-l.-i'i'.n u M..rr . .
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