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XrM itonday' Baity
The editor of the Rulo Register saya
it isn't him who wants to go to Congress,
bat that it ia his dad.
A. Cannichael, Ej., iinured himself
severely a ftw days bince by lifting too
heavy a load.
The mercury indicated 98" at 3 p. m.
yesterday, on the north side of E. T.
Duke's store, in the shade.
lion. T. M. Marquett has recently ad
ded about $1,000 worth of new books to
his law library, making it now one of the
most complete libraries in the west.
Mr. Thos. Thomas has procured a
number of the finest blooded hogs he
can find, and will experiment somewhat
in their culture.
Hon. S. M. Kirkpatrick. of this coun
ty, fell from a wagon one day last week,
the wheel passed over his foot and in
jured it severely.
Miles Fellow. Esq.. of Mills county,
Iowa, invsdod the HEKALD sanctum to
day. Mr. Fellows was one of the early
residents of Platu-mouth, and has many
warm friends in this locality.
A long row of piles are already driven
from the President' landing down to
wards the foot of Main rtreet. Capt.
Butts informs us that he struck rock
yesterday only a few feet below the sur
face of the eoiL
'Many of the Democratic papers of the
State are calling loudly on Mr. Calhoun,
chairman of their State Central Commit
tee, to issue a call tor a convention.
Sec. Kennard, Hon. II. W. B. Stout,
"and Hon. Mr. Edwards of Saity county,
came in from Lincoln on last evening's
train and proceeded immediately to
We publish a letter, to-day, written
from our city by Prof. J. U. Butler,
I.T. r Tin i a. irrachic writer, and a
gentleman of great culture and ability.
A ' very interesting package arrived
"from the east yesterday by Express, ad
dressed to our worthy fellow-townsman,
Capt. H. E. Palmer.
A man from the Rakes neighborhood,
In the southern part of the county, was
in tUa nifw thin mirninr alter a doctor.
naying a man was shot. Y e have been
' unable to find any particulars, further
It is said the most polite man in Platts
niouth walked a whole block yesterday,
hat in hand, while the sun was at its
meridian height, in company with a
woman and it didn't hurt his head, ci
ther. We venture to rejoin that there is
more enterprise in McCann's new corner,
than in Plattsmouth. Neb. Ciy Times.
Is it kept at wholesale or retail, and
does the vender pay his license promptly.
"Dirty Jimmy" is the classical cog
nomen of a fellow who attempted to
make off with a pair of gaiters, yester
day, from the boot and shoo establish
ment of Win. Stadelaiaun. He hd
bought a piiir, wore them a day, came
back and claimed the privilege of ex
changing them for a new pair. The
clerk "couldn't see it," and "Mr. Jin
my'' started to leave with the new pair.
Our wide-awake Marshal was on hand
n r-. A AiuttiAnA Ktitt fWiMrt Vii rtiirtr)sf
Almost every stranzer who visit nr
city expresses astonishment at the life
and business manifested. They do not
Ep to outsider that this is the base of
pup;lies for the rich agricultural rcpions
of the Salt Creek and Wahoo Valleys,
the immcr.se regions along the Blues ana
th Repullican. This, in some measure,
a. counts for the great amount of lumber,
gran and stock handled at this place, and
consequently the enormous sales of all
kinds of merchandise.
John Kiley, recently discharged from
the County Jail, was un before His
Honor, the Recorder, this morning,
charged with an attempted larceny of
the property of Mr. Daniels, in Iho rear
of the Exchange Saloon. After hear
ing the evidence the prisoner was dis
charged, His Honor heins fully convinced
that Kiley was the man but that larceny
was not the erime he was endeavoring to
It may be news to some of our read
ers to learn that "F A. White, Presi
dent, etc.," (do not mistake the name)
is once more just going to commence
"active operations" on the Midland. A
citizen of Nebraska City recently in
formed us (and the report is confirmed
by the newspapers) that the aforesaid
White contemplated employing a gentle
man who lives west of Nebraska City,
and wbo i the owner of a white mule,
to spend his spare time, together with
that of the mule, in working upon said
road. The company expects to "strike
, Mr. Richard C. Cushing, book keeper
and business manager for John Fitzger
ald, Esq., purchased a farm to-day twelve
miles southwest from this city on the
load to Weeping Water Falls. Mr.
Cushing has become satisfied that there is
no country equal to Nebraska, and that
now is the time to invest.
Hon. C. W. Seymour, writing from
this city to Nebraska City his home)
recognizes our importance a. a commer
cial point. Others would do the same
thing if they would only come hre aud
itay a few days, as Mr. Seymour did.
The Nebraska City daily Clironide
cornea to us enlarged four columns, mak
ing it now one of the largest and neatest
dailies in the State. The Chronicle is
emphatically the people's paper, and is
being liberally sustained.
A secret order, with ritual,' pigns and
rrips, called the Earthquake, has orig
inated in Tipton, lndiaua. Its objects
and purposes are unknown.
Man often weeps in his sleep. When
he awakes, he scarcely remembers that
he shed tears ; so regarding life. In the
eecond thou wilt no longer know that
thou hut wet in the first.
from Timj 4ay' f at'ly.
The next Grand Lodge weeting, A.
F. Si A. M. will be held at Lincoln.
Another installment of Chinese are
expected from the West soou.
Are the City Dads waiting to pay
heavy damages for broken lioitM before
they protect the deep cut on Third
Dr. Blue, editor of the -Tinns, is en
tertaining the people of Nebraska City
with original lectures on liraxil, where
he spent four years time.
The Chinese Shoemakers taken to
Massachusetts recently, are creating
quite a commotion there. Mass meet
ings are being held and the introduction
of Cootie labor denounced in unmeas
Some young goats at Sr. Jose ph? re
cently undertook to go "sniping" with a
;Mrade who had recently arrived from
Philadelphia. The yonng Phihtdclpbian
was not so green as was supposed, and
succeeded in Wring his principal ''hold
ing the sack" about five iirHes from town
until about 19 o'clock at night
Mr. Derby informs u. that tbere is
more life in Plxttsmouth than in any
city west of Chicago. He has visited
eeveral western town recently but ad
one of them e-usd to ki tr. .
1 l--Trj t T? i. 1Tnv firA -ii,tr:ncr a rmtp t
of platform rx-oles oppoeite their store on
The railroad company are putting in
culverts a. toss the track north of Main
street. Not a bad idea.
"Chance" Harris, of the Council'
BluCj 7i'w?, gives our city a good "set
ting up," which we copy to-d-y.
A lad sold six young buzzards the
other day to a Chicago flat for eagles.
He din't discover his mistake until he
went to making inquiries as to the habits
of the bird of freedom, its proper food,
A workman in the 11. R. Machine
Shops had a piece of etcel extracted
from his finger yesterday, which had
been there nearly four years. The piece
measuied three fourths of an inch in
length by about one-fonrth in breadth
in the centre, acd narrowing to a point
at each end. He had felt but little in
convenience from it until yesterday.
A Nebraska City correspondent writes
to the Omaha Herald bewailing the
death of that aged concern the News and
thinks they will never be able to find
another such man as J. Sterling. He
praises Sterling because he stood by Pap
Price's boys when they were friendle ss
when they were strangers in a strange
land when Peniek's men wcro after
them with sharp sticks.
Married on the evening of the 25th
inst. at the residence of the officiating
clergyman by the Rev. Daniel W. Cam
eron, Capt. IIexrt E. Palmer, of the
firm of Vivian & Palmer, and Miss
Laura Z. CASEallof Plattsmouth.
A mock marriage was recently per
formed near Albany, Mo., by which a
young girl was gro.-ly deceived. The
perpetrators should be given time to re
flect over the enormity of the crime, at
the expend of the State.
If yon would prevent sunstroke this
hot weather be terni-orate in ynureatiuir,
strictly avoid all alcoholic' drink, keep a
moist handkerchief or green leaves in
the crown of your hat. If this does not
prove effective, subscribe for the Her
ald and tay for it in advance, and we
will insure yu.
I'rom Wtdneid ly't Dai'n.
Mercury op to 105 to-day.
The steamer Columbian, which was
sunk recently, is believed to be a total
Harpers Weekly, for July 2d, contains
a "striking" representation of Cuban
affairs. It will be found on the last pege
and is worth the price of the paperr
Did you ever think of it, that one
good draught from Johnson's soda fount
ain is worth more as a promoter of
hea!th than half a dozen do.es of medi
cine, and is far more palatable. Try it.
The Cass County Bible Society have t
just received a full invoice of Bibles and
Testaments at their depository, with
Clsrk & Plummer. They are sold at the
actual cost of manufacturing in New
York, and given to those who are unable
The Methodist Convention is in session
in this city to day. Tho attendance is
very large, judging from the large num
ber of arrivals by last evening's train.
A young man named Bailey was seri
ously injured at Nebraska City a few
days since by being run over by a wagon.
Austin, the wounded printer at Coun
cil Bluffs, was not dead at last accounts,
but it was not believed he could last
We learn that tho interesting package
received by Capt. H. E. Palmer, spoken
of yesterday, consisted of a fine silver
tea set, valued at $150.
Chicago theatre audiences are judged
from a moral point of view by the cum
ber that go out between the acts to "see
a man." On a recent occasion, at the
principal theatre, the whole audience,
except two men, went out to drink. On
investigation it was found that, of thc.c
two, one was already drunk and the other
had in unsettled account at the bar, and
dare not go
Waterman & Son have reduced the
prices of lumber from $28 and $32, to
$28 and $30. See advertisement.
Chief Engineer Do?.no and his assb-t-ant,
Mr. Holbrook, have gone west to
day to look after the work on the new
conu-act west from Lincoln. Thvy will
make the necessary surveys for bridges,
so that they may be ordered at once.
We are in receipt of a very readable
magazine entitled "Good Health," which
U puMi.be J monthly by Alexander
Moore, Boston, at $2 a year or 20 cents
a month. Its name indicates its mission.
It tekes the laws of life and tho condi
tions of health as recognized by the great
masters of the Anatomical, Physiological,
Medical and Educational science, and un
folds aud enforces them in a peculiarly
effective and popular style. Send to
the publisher lor a single copy, and tec
how you like it.
The people of St. J oscph pxe becom
ing very anxious about a bridge across
the Missouri at that place. The great
difficulty about bridging at the different
points where bridges are desired along
the Missouri is that there are ouly one
or two pcinfon the upper Missouri where
alow bridge (with a draw) cau be con
structed, and that the foundations are
too deep to make a high bridge a success
Plattsmouth is the only point where a
low bridge can be built successfully, as
it is the only point where the channel
never changes. Rocky Iint, jut be
taw town, is the historic point mentioned
ia the report f Lewis & Chirk, in their
expedition through this then western
wild, soaie forty years since.
Sheriff Johnson will start for Ml
Pleasaut, Iowa, to-morrow with an in
sano man named Herbert Wolcott, a
I resident of the southern part of thi
county. He m aboat 22 years old, and
hh insanity dates back to a spell of sick
ness some six years ago. He is tractabl a
most of the time, but occasionally at
tempts to destroy himself, and has once
or twice attempted to take the lirea of
The fruit, prosr-ect in Kentucky is rV-
The census returns fo- thisconnty will
reveal the fact that Cass U far ahead, in
agricultural matters, of what she is gene
rally supposed to be. Captain Murphy
infoims us that our fiieud Geo. Shrider
ha about thirty or forty of the finest
Bekshire pigs he has ever seen. We
have arranged with Mr Sh.iJcr fjr one
of them, and hope some of car princi
pal su.ek growers w 11 avail them, elves
of the chance offered by Mr. Shrider.
Oce of the largest aud best farms in tho
county is that owned by Mr. L. G. Todd.
He has about 700 acres, nearly all in cul
tivation. Mr. Carmichael informed as yesterday
that he had met, a few days before, a
party of men with their families going
west. They told him that when they
entered Iowa at the northeast corner
they were told that just a few miles far
ther on the crops wert nearly all de
stroyed by drouth. When they arrived
at the supposed destitute part they were
told that a little farther west the drouth
had ruined eveiything, and thus the
story continued, and the crops continued
to get better all the way across Iowa.
When they get to the other side of the
river they were told that everything was
parched up over in Nebraska, but when
he got onto this side he found the finest
crops he had ever seen anywhere. Ilia
drouth is following up after the "Great
American Desert," and they will be
We saw a few days since a curious
specimen of the animal creation, in tL
possession of Dr. Rawlins. The anim-il
was apparently of the locust species,
but so different from anything we ever
noticed in these parts that Dr. Rawl:nt
decided to send it to an eminent natural
ist at the east. We shall endeavor to
obtain his decision also a description of
Rev. J. J. Roberts is in the city for a
few days. He is now stationed at Blair,
in this State.
TEX S CATTLE.
A drove of nearly 300 Texas Cattle
arrived in the city this noniing for ship
ment eait. Dealers are finding that this
is the best point for shipmeut, as it saves
crossing the Platte and is on the shortest
and best route to Chicago..
Passengers on the B. &. M. R. R. will
be carried for half fare on the 4th of
July i. e., they will be carried to any
given oint and return fir the price of
the fai e one way. This is doue for the
purpo:?e of giving all an orportunity to
spend the 4th ia a pleasant and agreea
Less than a year ago we had a daily
hack running between this city and Lin
coln which was canying, in cases of
emergy, nine or ten passengers. The
proprietors of the line thought they were
doing a good buiiuess if they had a daily
average of three or four passengers each
way. We now have two daily passancr
trains each way on the railroad, and they
are often crowded with passengers.
WHO BEATS ITT
.We venture the assertion that Platts
mouth will out strip all conietitor3 this
season in the way of improvements.
New houses are springing up in every
nook and corner, and they are not 6low
in springing up, either. We were told
by a gentleman this morning that he had
recently noticed the lumber for a house
being delivered on the ground in the
morning, and passing the same spot in
the eveniug he found the house up and
a family living in it. Can anybody beat
that for ' high?"
BETTER THAN THEY EXPECTED.
There has been a great many new bus
iness houses opened in our city during
the present season, and we have natur
ally felt an inclination to know whether
or not the proprietors were disappointed
in their expectations. We have asked
many of them how they were succeeding,
and they havo invariably replied that
they were doiag a better business than
they expected to when they opened.
That is certainly encouraging. Who
could ask for a healthier sign for a
FIRE AT IIVBL!.OTOJt.
Srva IXoite Kurucd anil Fire atll!
From O. A. Derby, Esq., who left
Burlington at 7:20 hv-t Saturday even
ing we learn that a destructive fire was
raging in the lower part of the city when
he left, although it was believed its force
had been checked. The fire broke out
in Cook & Hooper's shingle factory, near
the Railroad Bridge, and had deployed
seven buildings when the train left The
fire damaged the C. B. & Q. R. R.
ttack so as to prevent the passage of
train for a short time. Two fire en
gines were in successful operation when
Mr. Derby left, and no .further damage
The Wi: cousin editorial party arrived
at Council Kuffi yesterday morning at
eight o'clock. Preparations were made
for their reception at Omaha, and Sious
City appropriated the sum of $ 4,000 to
be expended in a bnuquct and entertain
ment. The Wisconsin gooequiiiists
stopped a hort time at Council Bluffs, and
immediately returned without going to
either Omaha or Sioux City, and tho
people of tho-e two cities fet-i much ag
grieved, as th:y have a right to. They
were treated shabbily. -
We clip the following very significant
item from the Rulo Register of the
"The Democracy of the State did not
sustain Morton against his adversaries,
aud the party certainly should not ex
pect him to take an active part in poli
tics, as ho has done for the past fourteen
"If the party failed to support him
in his hour of need, it cannot reasona
bly expect his support in its hour of
Docs not that look very much like the
great "war horse" was "going back" on
the iartv, and like the RrgUtcr endorsed
We give our Liucoin friends fair warn
ing that all creation wih be there on the
Fourth, to attet.d the soldier's conven
tion and to sbe our new and magic Capi
tal City. You must kill a chicken and
churn, s'id be prepared to "feed and
tleep" at lea.-t one thr u:ai.d persons.
FJlrV Afi ff .hltUED.
The tri il of Samuel L. Pool for the
mui-der of Dallas I'. Case ha.s just con
cluded at Omaha, and the verdict of the
jury was that the prisoner was "guilty as
charged in the indictment" We have
not learned whether or not the sentence
has been pronounced.
DOST LIUE IT.
The Council Bluffitcs do not appear
to relish the idea of the entire trade of
Omaha coming down to Plattsmouth on
the west side of the old Muddy, and
starting from here direct to the east.
We admit that it is a little tough, but
we shall not grumble down here at
Plattsmouth in fact, we rather like it.
The Steamer Columbian, one of the
St. Louis line of boats, plying between
St. Louis and Om&ha, struck a snag a
few miles below Brunswick, Mo., on
Thursday evening and sunk in nine feet
of water. The Columbian was one of
the most popular boats on the Missouri
STOt'HOLDF.KS' : EET1XO.
A meeting of the stockholders of the
B. & M. R. R. Co. in Nebraska was
helii in this city j'estcrday, at which
there were rcpre.n;ntfsd, in person and
by proxy, 35,372 shares. Sidney Bart-k-tt,
Nathaniel Thayer, John M. Forbes,
John W. Brooks, John A. Burnham, jr.,
Cyrus Woodman and Chas. E. Perkins
were re-elected directors of the company,
receiving 35,372 voles each. We are
indebted to Wm. C. Brown, local Secre
tary aud Treasurer of the company, for
the above particulars.
A Kt; AW AY.
A pair of large bay horses, belonging
to Geo. Humphrey, Esq., became fright
ened this morning ai the lower lauding,
by the starting of the ferry boat, and
ran up to Second ftret, north on Sccoud
to Main, whore they were stopied. As
they rounded the coiner onto Main
street tbare was a diversity of opinion
as to which side of the telegraph pole
they would go, and each oas acting his
own mind they went oue on each tr ie.
The neck-yoke struck the pole with
such force hs to upset cue of the horso:-,
but he was up and running attain in
short order. They ware loose from tbe
wagon when they started to run, conse
quent done but little damage.
ICE CREAM SOCIAKLE.
The ladies of ihe Presbyterian church
end compliments to the good citizens of
I'tatt. mouth, and solicit the plcasuie of
their company on next Monday evening.
Ju!j 4th at the Court House, whore Ice
Cream and o her d.'licacis will be served,
to the satisfaction, it is hoped, of the
HAOJUFICEXT MAIL, CARS.
The B. & M. R. R. Co. in Nebraska
received, to-day, two magnificent mail,
baggage and express cars, combined,
which are direct from the shops at Au
rora, IIL, manufactured expressly for
this road. They are of the very best
manufacture, and in pcint of elegance
and convenience are surpassed by none
in the -United States. They are sup
plied with Miller's Patent Coupler, Plat
form and Buffer, which is a wonderful
improvement over tho old style. Seve
ral passenger coaches will be here soon.
Held for Indictment n Hex t Term f
Yesterday complaint was entered before
Recorder Cooper against one Peter Alson,
charging him with the crime of forgery, in
that he changed an order given him by J.
E. Holland on Doom, Bro. & Co., from
the sum of $10 to that of $25, which lat
ter sum he procured upon the order.
The order had evidently been changed,
and the evidence waa deemed ,ufncient
to justify holding Alson for trial at the
District Court. His bail was fixed at
$100, whivh he has not been able to
procure up to the present time. The
order was given him for wages due for
eerviccs at the City Hotel.
A few days sines we were handed a
paper containing a letter written from
Fremont, in this State to a Canada pa
per wherein tho writer labored long and
hard to discourage people from comitig
to this country. Wo read and wondered
why this man was so bitter, for he was
bitter, and he asserted many things
which are uutruo. Near the close of
the letter we foimd tr.e solution
of the problem. He wouod up
all the reasons he could manufacture for
not coming here by saying: "Do not
come to this country xmless you are wil
ling to he;ir the 'old flag and the 'gov
ernment' abused." That's what's the
matter! Here we detect the secret.
This Later of Nebraska is also a hater of
our Republican form of government,
We agree with him, that persons who
think more of the "old flag" and the
"government" of any other country
than they do of this land of the free,
had better stay away. We have no ue
for tbeai here.
In every age the heart of man has
been blcsaed by flowers. They wreathe
the cradle and the tomb, they deck the
bridal and the bier. The Cupid of the
ancients tipped his arrow with flowers,
and with us orange blossoms crown the
bride. Flowers garlanded the Grecian
alter, and to-day they hang votive
wreaths on the votive shrine. Flowers
are always symbolical ; on he brow of
wedded beauty they are a lovely type of
marriage, they twine around tin tomh
an emblem of the resurrection; they
should festo on the place of offerings,
for their beauty and 1 raganco ascend in
perpetual adoration before the Most
Brigham Young paid eventy-5ve dol
lars to take his family to a circus, the
other day, and only took part of the chil
dren at that.
It is with feelings of mingled pleasure
and regret that we notice the departure
for the east 6f Mr. Cyrus Woodman,
Vice President of the B. & M. R. R.
Co. in Nebraska. It is a source of re
gret te lose him from our midst, as our
relations with him as a man and an offi
cer of the company have been of the
most pleasant nature, and yet it is pleas
ant to know that he is to remain for a
time with his family in the east, sur
rounded by all the social and domestic
joys to which one of his great worth in
hose particular spheres is entitled. e
have ever found him one f those up
right and honorable men who alone
succeed without other help than their
own energy, ability and straightforward
ness. Mr. Woodman came to our city
for the express purpose of looking after
the affairs of the company until the rood
reached Lincoln. The road is so nearly
completed to that point, that he has de
cided upon returning to his home in Bos
ton now. He leaves this evening on the
Atlantic express. He takes with him
the best wishes of all who have formed
his acquaintance in this State, and espe
cially those who know him best.
OSf AHA A SOUTHWESTERN R. R
We had the pleasure yesterday of
taking by the hand our worthy fellow
citizen Governor Alvin Saunders, who
was visiting this point in the interest of
the O & S. W. R, R. He informed us
that he had met only the heartiest co
operation on the part of our citizens to.
ward the project of extending the road
through this city and down the river.
That many of our people had urged the
route from Rock Bluffs to Lincoln via
the Weeping water, and that himself
and some others of the Railroad Com
pany would be down shortly to look over
the route ; and from what he said we
have no doubt that if proper encourage
ment is given by the people of Cass,
that will be the route of the road. We
congratulate our friends in the southern
portion of the county upon their pros
pects of an immediate railroad connec
tion. This company is composed of the
sterling, driving, energetic, capitalists of
Omaha, and we believe that their road,
as indicated, will be built without delay.
They evidently mean business.
Something new may be seen every day
one lives, and it is not strange that a
writer of local paragraphs occasionally
finds himself astonished by some new
thing. The newet thing we have dis
covered is the tying of a hore by the
tail when he refuses to leaiain quiet
when tied the ordinary way but, then,
it makes all the difference in the world
which way the tying is done. We no
ticed a "pulling" horse hitched by the
tail a few days since, and after his first
pull to get away he stood perfectly quiet.
The rope with which he was tied was
fastened like a crupper, brought forward
under the back part of the saddle, and
thence through the ring of the bridle
bit and tied to the hitching post. We
will guarantee a horse tied this way will
not pull very hard. Try it, if you have
a horse that is always breaking his hal
Indian literature is now all the rage
We have freely expressed our opinion
of the redmen, and it is no inoro than
fair that we should now give the observ
ant Spotted Tail's opinion of the white
man. In a letter to Mrs. Spotted Tail,
he Bays, "the white man is like the sands
of the sea. His huts are like the trees
of the forest His horses are iron.
Their speed is lightning, ne has a little
wire that goes over the great eoantry. It
reaches a hundred nations. He blows
throngh the wire. The white man is a
great Hower. The words of his mouth
go to the ends of the earth. They call
up warriors and summon men- to the
council. But the soul of Spotted Tail
knows no fear."
THE OMAHA HCRDEB.
f Drea niter
The latest news from the murder of
McCheane and Mulchay is that the for
mer is dead, the latter lying in a critical
condition, and thatDoren, the murderer,
has been arrested. He defied an arrest
by the crowd that first assembled to take
him, and fired one shot at them ; but
when an officer presented himself Dorcn
immediately gave him&clf up.
THE B. AM. IX X ERR ASK A.
for tne first tw weeks mt
The B. & M. R, R. in Nebraska has
been open to Ashland during the past
month, a distance of thirty miles, and
we learn from Mr. Brown, who has
charge .f the business management of
the road, that the earnings for the first
week in June were $35,000, and for the
secoud week in June $29,0iX). We call
that pretty good for only thirty miles of
road, and that nttr and extending into a
new country. It does not look much as
though Nebraska was the wilderness she
is sometimes represented to be, and it
certainly speaks well for the'fertiiiry of
the "Great American Desert."
The bill respecting the census returns,
which lately passed Congress, an.l which
is now the law of the land, requires re
turn of population, to be mad. i y the
census takers by the lOih day ol "Sep
tember next. This is to allow appor
tionment to be made and members of
Congress to be elected this fall under the
new census. . The act was improved
Xew CntlMllc Mavensent In America
A movement Lh being commenced in
America for dissociating Catholicism
from Rome, and no fewer than forty
seven priests are said to have joined the
institution. It is proposed to abolish
the compulsory celibacy of priests, to
make the confession permissive but not
necessary, and to limit tne time dur
ing which monastic vows are to be con
sidered binding. The new church will
seek to draw closely to the Greek and
Anglican churches, and regard- the Pope
m a mere bishop.
AXOTki EB TEX MIL.E8.
.The Commissioners appointed by the
Governor to inspect and report upon the
B. &, M. R. R. in Nebraska, under the
provisions of the law granting State
lands, have to day inspected the third
ten mile section of the road, and the
lands will be selected at once. This will
complete the State laud donations to this
road. We remember, very distinctly,
that when the bill was up before the
Legislature many of the wiseacres of the
State looked upon the B. & M. as the
most uncertain line contemplated, and
the belief was almost general among the
members ihtt it would be as tardy in
building as any line projected. Time
works wonders, and to-day we find the
B. & M. about completed to the capital
a distance of fifty five miles from
Plattsmouth and the only road which
has secured more than the first ten miles
of its lands under that law, and the onlf
one being built with a view to making a
legitimate line of railway, if we except,
perhaps, tho Omaha & Southwestern,
which is now operating on the second ten
miles, and is pushing through as rapidly
as possible to a connection with this city,
and a prospect of continuing through
this county in a southerly and westerly
Pet goats are the rage with Boston
Magnolias were beginning to bloom at
Nashville on the 3d.
A Woman Named Powers
Shot and Killed,
Arrest of Gal Ian t Rake as the Snp
We stated yest erday that some person
had been shot in .th Rakes neighbor
hood. The following are the facts as
near as we are able to learn them :
Mrs. Powers, a lady some forty-five
years of age, lives in the southern part
of this county, in a house adjoining that
of Mr. John Rakes, with her son. Be
tween nine and ten o'clock yesterday
(Tuesday) morning she was returnin
ironi her garden, and .when about 300
yards from the house she was shot
the back, by some person unknown to
her, the ball entering near the spine
passing entirely through the body and
coming out near the navel. Dr. Latta
was sent for immediately, but the shot
was of such a nature as to p ace her be
yond hope. She died about nine o'cloc
last evening. During the day a large
number of the citizens gathered at the
house, and everything was done to bring
to light the perpct:atnrof t! i fouldeed
After putting together all the facts they
could obtain, suspicion fastened upon
Gallant Rakes, a son of John
Rakes, aged about nineteen years. He
was known to have bean near where the
shot was fired at the time and was known
to have been armed with a revolver
(which he carries all the time). He
was working in the field near where the
woman paused, and tracks suiting his
were found going to and returning from
a point very near to where the shooting
was done. There are various reports in
circulation regarding the affair, but as
the matter is to undergo legal investiga
tion we refrain from giving them. The
circumstances were deemed sufficient to
warrant the arrest of young Rakes, hence
he was taken into custody last night by
virtue of a warrant issued by justice Al
lison. Th-2 prisoner was brought to this
city to day for examination ; but it was
deemed expedient to await the result of
an inquest which is now being held on
the body. The examination is set for
one o'clock to morrow before Justice
The Dalnrs ml the M. E.
The Methodist Episcopal State Con
vention met at eight o'clock last evening,
in the M. E. Church, in this place.
Delegates were present from all parts
ef the State, the attendance being much
fuller than was expectod at this busy
season of the year.
Prominent among the delegates we no
tice Hon. G. W. Frost of Omaha, Hon.
E. II. Rogers of Fremont, Dr. Presson
from Decatur, and Revs. De La Matyr,
Lemon, Davis, Alexander, Michael and
others. J. G. Miller calied on the Rev.
G. De La Matyr of Omaha, who opened
the Convention with religious service.
Hon. G. W. Frost was elected Presi
dent of the convention, and Hon. E.
H. Rogers, Vice President.
Rev. G. S. Alexander was elected
Secretary, and Rev. W. B. Slaughter,
On taking the chair, the President re
marked that he looked upon this conven
tion as the most important body "that
ever met in Nebraska. Compared with
similar bodies east, it may seem smail,
but it is a beginning and much larger
tbau he cad expected to see.
He congratulated the convention on
the wide prosperity of the Church, and
saw in this movement the germ of a
power of great magnitude, whose far
reaching results for good none can meas
ure. He thanked the convention for the
honor of being chosen their Pre.-ident.
The evening was spent in hearing prop
ositions from different localities, for a
Informal propositions from a number
of places were presented. One from
Plattford, Sarpy county, was very liberal,
indeed, and is received with favor.
The irrepressible Prof. Miller is for
ward with a proposition that, backed by
his energy, will carry the day, doubtless.
Some ipicy sparring was indulged in
during the evening, foreshadowing some
thing interesting when questions of apo
litical nature shall be reached.
A member aiade some invidious re
marks concerning Rock Bluffs Method
ism, when an "outsider," whose "front
looked like grim visaged war," arose and
At ten o'clock Convention dionrned.
at nine and a half o'clock to-
Wednesday, June 29, 1870.
Convention called to order by the
President, Hon." G. W. Frost. Opened
by Rev. T. B. Lennon, with reading of
the scriptures and prayer.
A full attendance of delegates was
present. Some additional oues arrived
Consideration of 6ites for Seminary
was in order.
The Commission on Education met
and recommended the postponing of de
termining the site of the Seminary until
the day previous to the meeting of the
next annual conference. Pending this
movement remarks were made by Messrs.
Miller, Ritchie and others.
Motion for postponement carried.
Hon. E. H. Rogers, Hon. A. J. Crop
Key, Hon. J. U. Croxton, were added
to the tho Commission on Education.
An address on Public Education was
delivered by Rev. II. T. Davis, of Lin
coln. This address was vigorous and to
the point. It was followed by a discus
sion led by Rev. J. B. Maxfield. De
bate was participated in by Frost, Miller,
Slaughter and others. Considerable
spirit was maniferted by different speak
ers. The speech of Hon. G. W. Frost
was full of fire, and had the true western
ring, and frequently elicited the heartiest
applause. He evidently had the full
sympathy of the audience. Methodist
ministers pitch into each other with a
a vim which to an outsider is terrific.
Harmony prevails to a great degree, yet
on questions of a local character some
times provokes a warm debate.
Adjourned to meet at 2 o'clock this
SECOND DAT AFTE&N OON.
After an animated discussion of the
question, "The relation of the State to
the common schools," the following res
olution was passed :
Resolved. That at all hazards our sys
tern of common schools, should be sus
tained in its integrity, entirely mdepend
ent ot sectarian control.
The address on the above topic, from
Rev. G. De La Matyr, was one of rare
ability. It had all the polish of hig
classical culture, evincing the utmost re
search and the deepest thought. Copi
ous illustrations were drawn from th
hiutory of different nations, clear, pcrti
nent and overpowering. None who heard
this address could fail to see more clear
ly than ever before, the essential neces
sity of the common school system to t'ie
perpetuity as well as the prosperity of
the State. To hear it was to feel an in
creased affection for this bulwark of our
FROM THE CAPITAL.
All Afcaat Thing- in the Vicinity af
Lincoln, Neb., June 27, 1870.
Ed. Herald: I now improve the
first opportunity that has been presented
for some time past, to illumine the col
umns of yaur paper with one of tny
The town is not unusually quiet now,
and but little has occurred of late worthy
of especial remark. People continue to
buy corner lots, build, grow rich and
laugh or repine at the stupidity of East
ern capitalists, who hesitate to with
draw their funds from investments from
which they realize but six or seven per
cent, rer annum, and invest them nere
where as great gams are realized monthly
Considerable dissatistaction is mani
fested at the result, but too re
cently expected, of the Indian
Peace now wow. and the wish is
frequently expressed that certain persons
at asningcon ti iiobc iuuikiiu; us unu
for the perpetuation of the present In
dian policy, might be initiated into the
"noble order or the red man alter the
manner and with the ceremonies observed
bv fearless braves on the western border.
Ample preparation has been and is be
in c made for the reception and enter
tainment of the soldiers on the fourth of
Julv. and no exertions will be spared to
make this occasion a nappy one. it is
. . . . . T . -
also advertised that the day will be cele
brated at Nursery Hill, Seward, and the
proposed junction ot the 15. & iu. It. 11
with the Little Blue.
Gov. Butler is absent in Gage county
for the purpose of accepting a bridge re
cently built, and is expected back within
a lew days. fcec. Ken nam ana lamuy
have recently left town for a Visit ol
several days in the north part of the
The salt well has finally been sunk to
the depth of five hundred feet, but is
tandidg still in waiting for the pumps
and tubing which have not yet arnvca.
The wads on the Sstate University have
been raised to the height of the second
story, and the wing ot the lunatic Asy
lum is now iu readiness tor the rof,
while the main portions of that building
have also been raised to the same height
as those of the University.
Large ouarries ot a one white magne
sian lime stone have recently been dis
covered in the immediate vicinity of the
town. The stone is ot a finer appear
ance and a superior ouainy u any
that haa been heretofore brought
fiom quanes situated at a greater dis
tance, and is already being ued in pri
vate residences and other buildings, and
it use is contemplated m the Mate Pen
itentiary, work-upon which will soon be
commenced. The supply of this stone
is said to be inexhaustible. It is a!o
rumored and believed by some, that coal,
in pavimr ouantities, has been discovered
within a ohort distance of this place, but
as yet, no tests have been applied Iron
which one may judge with any certainty.
The work upon the B. &, M. steauny
nrocres.-es. tnougn not as raimuy as
might be wished, and it is said that,
with the aid ot a g'ass, tne workmen
may te seen from the Capitol dome.
It was honed that the first train would
be run into the city on the 4th, but it is
now thought to be impossible. Train
Inspector Templin informs me that the
stone work on the temporary Penitentia
ry will be completed to day, after wheh
only a short time for roofing and plaster
ing will bo necessary to put it in readi
ness lor tne reception or ine convicts.
The dry weather still continues and
the heat and dust have become very op
pressive, while farmers are complaining
that unless we have rain soon, lots of
sown and planted grains will suffer ma
terially from the drouth. Grains, how-
over, which were gotten into the ground
early are looking finely, and, as yet, seem I
to have suffered but little injury. Some
pieces of early sown spring wheat are
soon to be nearly ready for the reaper,
and early planted corn promises a full
w ww . .
crop, i ours, ji.bur.
The celebrated Elgin WatchcrareThe
truest time keepers. Call and sec them
at Wm. Stadelmann s.
Just received, a large asortm,.t r,f
the finest and latest styles of LadicV
Jewelry, at Wm. Stadelman s.
Don't forget to bur your Wcddi,,,
Rings at Wm. Stadeliuaa'a Jewel, v
Eye Glasses for all eyes just rcceeived
At Wm. Suleiman's you can get vour
Watches Clocks, Ac., Jm in txx
order. All work guarantee.!, by 1W
Vnitsch. junf-j hnlm
A girl to do general houe work
Ifyouwantto live long and die ha pr y,
buy an Advance Machine or Clark' Jfc'
Dwelling house for s:1lo ehmn
quire of DU WIIKKLER i CO
W00L1 WOOL!! WOOL'M
ui irwi uy i'tt;sM. JlaiUfMlp t r A
1 ' a. it T ft . 1
iiner, at ine lice llive btoi
D. H. Wheeler k Co. .--n offering for
sale over 100 lots in the City of I'fatU-
VALLERYS & RUFFNKIl
Are now receiving the largest stock of
Dress Goods ever brought to this mar
ket, which they are selling cheap for
If you want a neat calico dress, go to
Vallerys & Ruffner's. They aro now
selling the best for 12 cts per yard.
A farm of five hundred and twenty
acres, one and a half miles from Platts
mouth, all fenced, 250 acres under cul
tivation, good buildings, timber and wa
ter. Will be sold all together or iu tai u
to suit purchasers. Apply to or aUrets
A. G. Baknks.
Go to Valleys & Ruifner and buy your
Groceries. They buy for cash and will
not be undersold
Tbe I.nt" nlK
All persons knowing tii"!i.-c'es in
debted to us by note or ci:our.t .m re
quested to call and settic iuiu.-.:i iU ly.
VaLLEKYS vt lIU5 l M.it.
A few city orders for sale. Enijuiri l
the Herald office.
Go to Vallerys & Ruffner's an J
your Boots and Shoes, the best in mm
ket. ajil m1 vwtf
320 Acren of Land for sl- at 5
per acre. D. H. WHEELER CO
jel5dtwl5ds. CHANGED HANDS.
The undersigned having pit-chased the'
billiard hail formerly occupied by Hufus
Clark, respectfully solicits a than: of tlia
public patronage. '
june8w3 JfiT. J. VanOiiman.
Vallerys & Ruffior have the iiirgs
stock of Groceries ever brought t tli:
city, which they bought for cn-ii :t
reduced prices. Call and cx;uiinj thi ir
G rover & Baker' 8 Sewing Mai Line is
the best in market. Vallcry. & K" fi
ner are ag-nts. Those in want ot a irood
Machine will find it to their advainaL
to give them a call.
Vallerys A; Ruffncr Lave jut rcecivod
a new supply of Boots and Shoos, w hi.h
hey are selling very low.
Go to Vallery " & Ruffncr'- to buy "u
Dry Goods. They are selling thcjir
than the cheapest.
Goto Vallerys & RuffwrV ail link
at the Panicr Arabs, the prctti. ; ! in the
market. :ii l.rif.t
The large Brick Store House on
'lntficvert- in hlnrk twfiitv-rixtjt
JL west half of lot seven.
at the coiner ot Main arid Sixth atr-t-tr, i""
used as s .School lloune, in for nle. The Ijui la
in ii 22xt'i feet, two gtorvn. and a b.vmi'nt lit
full size of the building, and is the brU lursirn n
location in the city. Will be ixtld to the h if Left
bidder. U Uovey, Jnmi-f O eill and J?uo
Vallery. Jr.. are authorized to receive l.i.l - jn-
til the 10th day of July. 1870, when th? bidi will
Tkrms One-third eah. one-third in three
months, and the ballance in six iuonthn fruia
date of pnrchase. Hy Order f
THE MAYOR AND CITY C0UNCIL.
L'OR SALE A story and a half brick lioti-e
I with out-houxe. on an acre lot surroundiS
with shrubbery and tdiude trees, also cintiiinin
bearing fruit trees, grape vines etc. Incjuir.: at
thU office, or of Joseph fichlatcr, Jeweler. Main
Street, PUttHruouth. ati'1.1 v. rim.
1,'OR SALE The Subscriber offer
valuable, water power, two i
n lor ii!e a
nower. two m.lii bi llow -
Plattsmouth. near the Missouri river, with
sufficient water and fall with economical inanngi-
ment to produce power equal to h.Vj ljore-p"er
steam engine. The present owner is engaged m
other business and cannot devote his uli-iit:oo
to tbe business of nulling, and will sell uiu wa
ter power for a reasonable price.
Plattsmouth. Iec, 21 1.9.
Apply to Mazwkl Chapman.
PROP .4 fE iOTirf3.
"V0TICE IS. HEREBY GIVKX That nil
.ll claims against the er-,i o .Si ri.h ( r:i,
late of C'a.-s county, muft ne nit :i. i!n; l"o -a.e
Court ot said county, en or b,:i're the i"ti oi.y
f D-cfcOiber. A. U.. IX. u. or tl.c wl be ii.ioer
A. I.. CHILD, l'rooate Ju.lpe.
June 24th. 1570. (Lue.s.t'
Guxrdi tn' a!t
"VOTICE IS i.fclitj-Y nIVLN TJiat, in
11 pursuance of an order or license to s. Ii lie
KeiM Estate hereinalter desc- ibed. trade o hit
liuiio: uco ii. Lake. Juugi- o tub -ti Juu tul
Districlof NebiasKu. wUiiiu ati.I 'r C:i-s oun.y.
ou the 3d day ot January. .V.O. t wnl. on uio
Liln uit oi July. A. lil1). at the t".nf d or
of the Court House in th city f Platlsiiiou'h.
Cass county. etrika, cl the Court t J o
P. M. of saii day. offer f.rsaie to the bw-' -t
and nest bidder, ail th ritfiit, title i.icl iiil
of Henry Alexander nd LiTiii Aiex' ii -ler.
minor children and heirs of A. .l'i'",,fj
deceased, in and to the loll.. wing .leMrib'd
DiCiniscs. to-wil : the w hi" o: the nr .-id
se 'jr of the sc o,r o section 5 town IHIlexui
the sw qr of the eirf "ct:on 1 , t wu I. r-.ie
10 eastol the 6.h I'. M.. in C i-s conn . -V "ius
ka. Sale will be open for biJs lot out hour.
Dated June th. la.0. ....
Vt. D. MAKIU.vM.
Guardian of Henry and Liii A.exH'nicr.
WlLLlTT I'OTTKKGJtR A S. Y. COCoB. At . y.
George E. Proucer )
Stephen Russell. J .
la Dursuance of a decree to me directe.l 7
the Clerk of the District Court ot the -'1 ju
dicial District, within and for Cas Couury.
braska. dated June 4th. 1H7U, I. the su..-cnr ,T.
keinv Mfitwitntad Sneei&l .i A t c r i u DJ lof '1'
Courtwill offer, at public auction, t- ihe big-" 1
bidder, for rab, at the frontdoor ol Mie -f
House, in Plattsimmib. Ca-- County. ei.w.
on Wednesday, "be Sub. day ot July. .y.
o'clock. A. M.. of said d.y. the I .Uowimj
scribed real estate, town : the southwest qurt'r
of th ont h east Quarter ot section N. live in
township eleven, north ol range thirteen.
ofbthP. M.. together with the priv ic?- n J
ppurtenances thercuuto lo.tetuk. t" "c r "f
s the nrooerty of the Del rod .tut. uboe im-"
eighty dollars and forty-five cents, witt. " ''',
from the date of said dwree ct the rate ol
per cent, ptr anuuui, together with costs oi .;'
J. W. JOHNSON'. Fpecinl Mos'tr.
wrtt' CHAFHA.W. Aturnej for,l.'&
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