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THE NEBRASKA HERALD
IS PL'Bl.ISIIKD WKF.KLT BT
1 1 r II ATI! AWAY,
FP'T"U AND FROFKIETOB.
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TEKVS . V.'c.-kly. V-."0 per annum if paid in
il.:ii if not paid in advance.
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.!. E. LA MASTER.
I on :oyi:u."uR:
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U . II. JAMES.
poll Sl'l'T. F I'UU. INSTRUCTION':
J. M. McKEiIl2.
AT To UN KV UENKRAL:
c.koiu.k n. robeiits.
1 UK PI.-T1;I 'CVTToRXKY 'u DIST.
J. C. CDWIN.
I'oj; i'UISoN INSPECTOR :
i:. II. GOULD.
County Republican Ticket-
Hit STATU SENATE.
S. M. KIKKPATKICK.
SENATOR UOK7TII. DISTRICT
A. It. KKiNNEDY.
!,, llorsi: ol- rKl'KKSKNTATIVKri
.!. W. JOIIiNSCKV,
V. S. LATTA,
V. M. WOLCOTT,
t::'i'!MCAS ri. i'n j okm.
, V ',-' '' i' '"rir''." iiibl'il :
i,,'i w. ri 'itVii in t'li- piii.-i !. enunciated 111
.' v ii :...tlt1i-aii Platform l In, and
' , i !-im. ut il tlii- Convention a firm
'jaer.-n.-e to Hi " principled will advance the
i" -: 'int. r. of the fvoj-lv. ati;l wtldish their
. r;l "II an .ii-lurius blU-lS.
I.. ,.!,.'. I Tli:.' v.e liCiirtily fi.'I'jr.-c the Ad
; ;,,-. raii-.n ..t Ptcs'ideiit !r;iiit. an I commend
it. tli. :' -nival ol tl'epeoi.lc t tlie Mil tc and
lii- ii:.'i"ti. lor its riuid economy displayed in
. v.-rv oairiiK iii ot tin- o.vrriiment : its hon-.-taiil
faithful (olleetioii mi dnlur'iiiont of
tin- i ii I. He rvvcnit-s : mid. above all tor its coii-i-i-t.-lll
mill iilit:lll!tel-illK adherence te, the great
i in ii.l.-.-..t t'i.- .(..in and equality.
,...,.,. That in the .-trusleiiuw in proRcsi.
i i r iir...f we tieartily sympathise with the e
,... ,.!;. i ti.i.nv in their heroic etlorts to I'Te
intact the territory which rightfully be
'. .ii'-- to til-in. and that we cherish the hope
that tti termination will witness the defeat of
i.c i'reneli. who in the .-acred name ot liouity
i .ii.l. n.oriii to extend the dominion of a
ha'. -tul d. -spo'.i-ai over the soil of un'tUuaing
'" !,!.'..' hut we he u tiiy ripprove the action
I Y' ;. I it-i i:i oi.tre-s. ill provKlinK tor a re
lucti. ii ..! ihe l uideiii ot t..Xii.ion. upon the
...... Pi.- a the re-ult of the late reoelhoD ami
'li it ue l.ivor a i-iiiMiirther r-duelion oou
,t can he .tie. ted . .n.-i 1 1 ntly with the prc
i rv.iti'.'-i "f she puhlie faith and credit.
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JlKI'l AX .MI.K1IXS.
..iiY. 1:1 Ti,Ki:. ai.d'Ien. S H. U015KKTS.
Candidate f.r Attorney (Jtneral. will ddre
p . p!.- f ta: :.:te upon the i.-.-u.-J of the
c .....aiau. et the folhiwiiirf times and plaer"-.
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.;. V. AM!:i:o.i:. t'hairinan.
Tip lU u.-.JUi. y ui' Ni uiah t .iimty
ni t iui I-r'.-.- :i miii:1o Ita-lical with the
h. !i. r tluit ';r party rcrotniize tlie Kit
fi : i:th Aiii.Mpltsn-tit ami lloumistrui-tioii
ii..:iur- ;i- lvL-itiiii:ite laws !' tip; lati.l.
vl: ii i-vi -i-y U:t IkmI know well that nine
bunilrrd anil uiirtj iiim i,i urn th'ns
n ,1 I. nm-nitx ire Tliouoi .IM.Y HS
T I V to th.-'ii, ami ouh trai't the Ol,.
I'dlMTNlTV TO I'NDO Til K TN
.H'ST AND WICKKD WOKKS.
J)r. Hk,-,!:. dit.r Ili'l-t RryUttr, "ml
c;.i. . 4it iriitic CmiJolittf for Con-
In Omaha, to-lay wi'lho nominat.-I r.
i-tiM'::l.t .ieiu..rali: tliket. v. ni:h will Lc
elect oil unle.-s the n-puMieaiis heal the
I r.- 'i hthrit exists in the j.arty there,
:i-i 1 v.v t ar they will not. The talk was
t!.;tt a iimni'rel tieket woul.l he noniinat
!. 1 ut thoplit in the republiean party
1i:in .h'L-i.le.l the leading (leinoerat.s to
al.amli.ii the promiso togo into the aiilk
: ;i l-water Lu-im ss, and to nominate a
i .are ti ed'' tkkt t, as they always will
when they .-tan 1 a jrhofct of a chance to
e hive yet to see the first man who
l..is lii arl I.iv. IJutlerV statements in
lv.-ml to the l'.iTi'lUi'cr of tlio State funds
!' i- !! t fully sat L-tied that every dol
lar iT t'p'iii are as secure-as lliuush they
were in the vaults of the great bank of
Kr .!:; I. I'pon the niind of every man
ui... Ins hoard !ov. Uutkr speak, the
if diho:iety and corruption
..1 by the police Gazette of Omaha
wiii fa'.I with no otlur effect than that of
.a i- : f'ee'iug .f loathing and con
U;i)j.t fur the man who would so far
! i-.vi r himself i:.to the mire and filth of
I ' !:ti..-s.s to attempt to defame the char
:u ur of tin liorinral.le political opponent
i:i that he miirht make votes against
!". Butler's speech at IJrownville,
a- el-whore, is said to have been a coiii
i'iete vi;i lieatiou cf his official acts, and
Neiua'ia will roll her usual Republican
io l.' irity for the entire ticket. Many
'd Republicans in that locality had al
lowed the villainous slanders of the
Omaha Ihrnhl to prejudice their minds
:i.iut the Governor-; but after hearing
a full .-tatcuieut of the facts they unani-ni'iu-ily
throw up their hats and hurrah
for 1'avid Butler ami the Republican
The Xchr.urk.t City Timet speaks of
..f Croxtou 'as COL. Crorton. If that
isn't the coolest thing we ever saw ? We
iid not know, btf'jie, that the office he
filled during the war gave him the rank
ofC"'Ai7. 'e suppose a man in his
business ranked according to the num
ber of sukstituts he was able to sell and
steal again or perhaps according to the
nutiJjor of times ho was able to sell the
ime sub-titute without being detected.
Ii r.v a: j y..'iCOL. Croxtou !
OX WHAT UKOl'.tD.
lie liavc waited patiently since last
Friday to hear what reason of a valid
nature would lc given by Republicans
for bolting the regularly nominated
ticket. As we stated some days .since,
we believe there are times when, and cir
cumstances under which, men are justi
fiable in withholding support from party
nominees; but those times are rare and
the circumstances should be veiy aggra
vating, lie have not yet heard a valid
reason assigned this instance, and
consequently we ask Republicans to con-.
sidcr well and see if they have any valid
reason. There are many excuses offered,
but they are only excuses to far as we
have heard they are not reasons. One
man goes off because he does not like
Gen. Livingston, another does not like
Mr. Manjuett, another is down on the
IIkiiAI.D, a fourth man is opposed to
having a few men "run the party" (he
wants to run it himself) a fifth is op
posed to the ticket, not because he ob
jects to the men on the ticket, but be
cause he does not like some of the men
who were in the convention ; a sixth
thinks the ticket is all owned by l'latts
mouth, and the next man we meet is
opiosed to it because it is comiosed of
men "a majority of whom" are
antagonistic to Plattsuiouth, anotha:
objects because the ticket is
coniosed of Thayer men, and the next
one because a majority of them were the
choice of the Saunders men ; and so it
goes, until we find as many different
excuses as there arc different individuals
opiiosed to the ticket. But we have yet
to see the first man who objects to the
ticket on the ground that there was any
unfairuess in the selection, or on the
ground that the men com losing the
ticket are not as upright, honest, intelli
gent, eapaljle men as the county affords.
So far as the excuses offered that the
ticket is Thayer or Saunders, Platts
uiouth or anti-l'lattsmouth, bonds or
anti-bonds, are concerned, we have no
hesitancy in saying that a better ticket
could not have been selected. Out of
the five legislative nominees, thrceof
them were agreed upon by both Thayer's
and Sampler's friends ; three of them
voted and worked aga'nstthc bonds, and
two of them for the bonds the com
missioners voted for the bonda, making
it an even thing on this tpuestion. )nly
one out of the six candidates
lives in or near Plattsmouth, yet none
of them, so far as wc know, are especial
enemies to the prosperity of our city ;
they arc as well scattered over the county
as a ticket could we'l be ; and what is of
ereatcr imjiortancc than all else, they arc
all men against whom no word of re
proach cnu be uttered. They are men
noted in their respectivo localities
among their nrighliors and in fact
throughout the entire circle of their ac
quaintance, for being high-minded, hon
orable men. He believe this will be
generally conceded in fact we have
heard no word uttered againt the men
on the ticket. On what grounds, we
ask, then, can Republicans who bolt,
justify their acts except that they would
rather sec lemoerats go into iower
than to give up their little iiersonal dis
likes and petty spites.
II AN THE TIME COMET
There are a few individuals in our city
and county who have heretofore acted
J with the Republican party who are pro-.-'
.'niini' in lmi.1 tones that now is the
i . . . i
best tune they will ever nave to burst up
the party. Wc reurct that men will
talk in this manner, for if they are Re
publicans at heart they will yet see the
folly of their present course. I'pon what
issue of a national character do these
men assume to oppose the Republican
party ? We doubt not there are men in
the county who are being misled by these
same men. There may le men who
honestly think they are doing their coun
try a service by opposing the Republi
can nominees. If there are sny such,
wc say to them ponder well upon the
steps you contemplate. Look well to it
and see what your reasons arc for your
promised cause. What great sin has the
Republican party committed that you
can hope to better by joining with the
democracy? And what great act of
righteousness has the Pcmocratic party
lerformcd that you should place more
confidence in them than in days past.
You should remember one thing, which
is beyond question ; and that is that by
going in with the Democracy j-ou are
the mite and they are the mouutain.
You are in the minority and they arc in
the majority. You cannot expect to
control them, but thev will, as a natural
! to.iimii.wt 1 u . i r i. in f1i mawtrirv. cim.
trol you and designate j'our candidates.
They may, for the present time, give3"ou
a reasonable representation on their
ticket for the purpose of holding j-ou for
future use. Thus they will fasten you to
them, and hereafter you will have the
pleasure (?) of voting for the men whom
you have so long fought and whom you
would have proclaimed as traitors to the
government and enemies to the free in
stitutions of our country only a short
time ago. Io you say you can go in
with the Democrats this time and come
back to the Republican party at the next
election ? Look and see if you can ?
Do you envy the political reputation of
the men who arc able to accomplish that
eat? (for there arc men who can do it)
We are talking to the men whom we be
lieve to be misled in this matter, and not
to those who have deliberately gone into
the arrangement for the avowed purpose
of breaking up the Republican party, as
some have already proclaimed upon our
streets. Do not deceive yourselves in
your arguments and decisions, for by so
doing you work a greater injury to your
i self than to those you desire to cripplo.
'Hie question is not whether there is
aught in the Republican party deserving
of censure and condemnation we all
know there is ; but the question you
have to determine is whether you prefer
Democratic rule or Republican rule.
Are yu ready has the time come, in
your judgment, when it b best to aban
don the Republican pa:ty and throw the
country 'to the hands of the Democ
racy? We ask you to consider well this
question before you give your assent to
the movement which is lieing made in
this county to overthrow the Republican
The Nebraska City Timet, under the
delusion that the democracy are again
coming into power through the aid of
republican voters, comes out in an arti
cle in favor of the old slave doctrine,
in which it labors to show that the re
publican party have acted in bad faith
in causing the overthrow of that insti
tution. The Rulo Regitter declares
openly for the overthrow of the reeon
struction laws and the fifteenth amend
ment, and the other democratic pajiers
of the state say nothing. These gentle
men have shown the cloven foot too
soon, and have depended too much upon
republican votes. These gentlemen
who are finding fault with republican
nominations are not to be wheedled into
the support of democrats. They pro
pose to vote for republicans and carry
out republican principles. They have
not forgotten the groans at Anderson
villo and Libby.
Thfc oniy thing charged against Gov.
Butler by the democracy which has not
already been completely ventilated
through our columns is the recent charge
that the Gov. had not mortgaged his
land, as stated, to secure the $15,X)0
loan. Below we give a certified copy of
the bond and mwrtgage on file at the
clerks office in Pawnee county, and we
hope democrats throughout the state
will have sufficient honesty to acknowl
edge that they have at least made a gross
mistake in charging Gov, Butler with de
frauding the state out of a single cent :
Copy of Iloml 9f orfKitK.
Know all men by these presents that
I, David Butler, of the town of Lincoln
in the county of Ijancaster and state of
Nebraska, am held and firmly bound
unto the state of Nebraska in the sum
of thirty thousand (30,(mm)) dollars, good
and lawful money of the United States,
to be paid into the State Treasury for
the liencfit of the general school fund,
for which payment well ami truly to be
uiaio I do hereby bind mj'self, my heirs,
executors, administrators and assigns
firmly by these presents, scaled with my
seal and dated the 2.th day of May, A.
The condition of the above obligation
is such that if the above bounden David
Butler, his heirs, executors, administra
tors and assignees shall well and truly
pay, or cause to le paid into the State
Treasury for the benefit of the general
school fund, the just and full sum of fif
teen thousand (1,IMI0) dollars on the
'J'aU day of May, A. D. ls7', being the
same sum of money which is secured by
the above bounden David Butler, and by
his wife, Lydia Butler, unto the said
State of Nebraska, in and by a certain
indenture of mortgage bearing the date
first alove written, and shall also well
and truhy so pay or cause to be paid in
terest on said sum of money at the rate
of ten per cent, tier annum, semi-annually,
into the said State Treasury on the
2"th day of November and the Joth day
of May in each year, then this obligation.
to re vom, otnerwise to ikj in lull force.
(Signed) JAVll KlTLKR, suu
This indenture, made the twenty-fifth
day of May, one thousand eight hundred
and sixty-nine, between David Butler and
Lydia Butler, of Lincoln, Nebraska, of
the first part and the State ot .Nebraska,
of the second part, witnesseth that the
said parties of the first part, in consider
ation of fifteen thousand dollars to them
duly paid, have sold, and by these pres
ents do grant and convey to the said party
of the second part, all these certain
pieces or parcels of land situate in
Pawnee county, Nebraska, and deserilied
as follows: All section seventeen (17),
northwest quarter of section fourteen
(14), north half of section twenty (),
nortlrwest quarter of section twenty-one
(21), southeast quarter of section twenty-two
(22) southwest quarter of section
twenty-three (23), all in township three
(3), range eleven (II), cast of tlie sixth
principal meridian, also southwest quarter
of section twenty five (25), in the same
township and range. In township two
(2), range eleven (II), east of the sixth
principal meridian, the northwest quarter
and the west half of the northeast quar
ter of section twenty-five (2.5), the south
half of the southwest quarter of section
twenty-four (24), containing in the aggre
gate two thousand and eighty acres, be
the same more or less, with the appur
tenanees, and all the estate, title and in
terest of the said parties of the first
This grant is intended as a mortgage
to secure the payment of fifteen thou
sand dollars and interest thereon accord
ing to the condition of a certain bond
executed by the said David Butler to
the said party of the second iwrt, which
payments, if duly made, will render this
conveyance void. And it is hereby fur
ther provided, that in case aoy instal
meut of principal, or any part thereof,
or any interest mones's, or any part
thereof hereby secured to te paid, shall
remain due aud paid for the space of
twenty days after the same shall,
by the terms hereof, become
due ami payable, that then and
in that case tlie whole principal
sum hereby secured to be paid, together
with the interest thereon, shall, (at the
option of the said party of the second
Iiarts the State Treasurer, Governor or
jnnd Commissioner), become due and
payable forthwith, anvthim? herein con
tained to the contrary notwithstanding.
And if default shall be made in payment
of the principal or interest above men
tioned, then the said party oi the second
part, are hereby authorized, pursuant to
law, to sell the premises above granted,
or so much thereof as will lie necessary
to satisfy the amount then due, and in
terest thereon, and costs and excuses
allowed by law ; rendering the overplus,
if any there may be, to the said parties
of the first part, their heirs or aligns.
In witne-s whcieof, the said parties of
the first part have hereunto set their
hands mid seals the day and year first
alove writ cn.
(Signed) Davii Blti.kr.
Sealed and delivered in the presence
of N. C. Brock.
Star ok Nkiiraska,
Cul'NTV OK LaNCA.STKR. (
On this 25th day of May, in the year
one thousand eight hundred and sixty
nine, before me, the subscriber, a Notary'
Public duly apiointed, commissioned
and qualified for and residing in said
county, personally appeared David But
ler and Lydia Butler, to me known to be
the same ersons described, in and whose
names are affixed to the foregoing in
strument as grantors, and they acknowl
edged the same to be their voluntary act
In testimony whereof I have hereunto
set ray hand and Notarial seal at Lin
coln, in said county, the day and year
last alove written.
i (Signed) Nelson O. Brock,
State ok Nebraska. )
County of Lancaster. )
I hereby certify the forgoing bon! and
mortgage to lie true ami correct copies
of a bond and mortgage executed for the
Iiurposcs therein set forth by David But
er and wife to the State of Nebraska.
Walter J. Lamb,
Lincoln, September 15, 1870.
A I'amilliir Clint bftwrrn Mlllrr and
Under the supposition that Dr. Miller
is still playing his old role, Mr. Tichenor
holds conversation with him in a lan
guage we supHise will be familliar :
Umaha, .Neb., fcept. 2:5, 1S70.
Editou Omaha Daily Kkpi iilica:
Having learned that the honest editor
of the Jfemld had unearthed another
Abstract and Seal on the Tichenor House,
and was about to start on a trip, through
the Kastcrn States, to look up an ab
stract record of my past life, 1 felt desir
ous of making a compromise with hiuv,
and if you will give my past record in
your paper, I think it may bring about
a friendly feeling. Now, Geo. L.. you
made a few mistakes which I would like
to have you rectify. One was when you
called me partner of f Jov. Butler. Gov.
Butler has too good judgment to take
me in co-partnership, and undoubtedly
knew I would have, if taken in, stole
the State poor, and got away with most
of his vast wealth, he would have come
to that conclusion at least from reading
the splendid puffs you gave me in the
llrruhl alKtut .a year ago (X think we
overdid that George) and then you
ought not to have told of my not being
a. good business man, for I t'ofl Lad
enough alioiit, it but when you said that I
was a dead leat and had been refused
admittance into all the hotels of this city
on account of not having money enough
to pay my board, that coming from j'ou,
George, hurt my feelinks, "you ought
not to have gone and done it," for you
knew very well how I came to be so far
reduced. You well know that failure to
corrupt David took my last cent and
drew heavily on several of your best
citizens, and you well know after all our
master efforts, David wouldn't corrupt
worth a cent. And when I was driven
to the sheer necessity of sleeping in a
crockery krate that cold night, you
crawled in and bunked with me. Don't
you recollect that editor in Nebraska
City that crawled in with us? I mean
the one that edits that snotty Timet.
Don't you reincmlier what he said?
George, don't make a hog of yourself,
and take all the straw. If you don't,
write and ask him aliout it. I mean the
one that copied your article exposing me.
That was wrong, Georgie, but I will for-
i give you for that, but when I wa-; Joli.
well you ought not to have pitched in
and told cvcryltody of it. Why, George,
I had rather loaned yon money enough
to have paid Dick McCiimiek ten cents
on the dollar on those outlawed notes he
holds of yours, I would almost rather
have voted for that feminine Croxton
for Governor than had you go back on
me. But you did not fix up that Lin
coln business; you got it a little mixed.
You said I was a dead beat ; was not a
good business man ; had not property
enough to secure the State for $10,ooo.
Then you said I had made and owned
the finest hotel in the State, and the
finest residence in Lincoln, and had made
it all out plundering the "School Fund."
Now, George, that is not so; although
I don't feel hard toward you, if yon Tie
a little bit, for it comes natural for some
leopIe to do so. You know I made
thirty thousand lollars out of my Salt
works, and had no monojM.Iy at that.
David wouldn't monop, and then I have
made some money in the rise of real es
tate. You also know I had a hard time
selling my salt interest; the Governor
fought me all the way through. Now
knowing all about that, what's the use
of pitching into an old friend leeauee he
made a dollar or two ? Let's be friends,
and if Crox. is elected I will help you to
fet a School Fund loan on the Hcrndon
louse to pay off your debts with. Now
Doc., as I suppose you are bound to
hunt up my past record, although I had
rather you would not, I will give it to
you myself free of charge, feeling under
many obligations to furnishing printed
abstracts of my proert3' and extensively
advertising the Tichenor house, fee, kc.
lo commence with, 1 was born of
jHjor but honest parents. At an early
pcriixl of my existence, my parents lieing
oor at the time, I subsisted almost en-,
tirely on milk fir two long years, (but
still I was a healthy enough boy, too,)
but alout the age of fourteen years, I
became very lazy and had a terrible
dread of work, consequently I run away
from home by the way, I forgot to ask
you what State you run away from when
you came west !) With a very little
study, I satisfied myself tliat it would
not pay to Ikj honest there was not
enough cople engaged in it. It isolated
me so from all first-class society. Just
think how lonely an honest man would
lie in Nebraska in Omaha or Lincoln
for instance ; why, George, he would
starve down so thin in one year that he
would have to walk three times in one
place to make a shadow ; and should any
one tell you that I am an honest man I
authorize you to whiser deep down in
tho northeast corner of the i southwest
car that he don't know one side of me.
Now Georire L., I supimjsc from what
little acquaintance I have had with my
self that I am one of the most cussedest,
most meanest men. living. Perhaps I
ought to hive excepted you.. But we
don't like to t told of it in every dirty
daily we k up well 1 finally concluded
HIE IE AIL Bo
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER -29, 1870.
to try stealing for a livelihood, as I saw
more men engaged in it than in anything
else, but after looking over a large por
tion of the State, (Omaha included) I
found I could not get a first-class situa
tion. There was no vacancies, except in
the Jlerddl office, and that I was not ex
pert enough to fill, consequently I went
to Lincoln and merged into a salt boiler,
and with my feeble ability, gentlemanly
habits and maidenly ways, would have
made a fair thing had you not come out
and cxiHiscd me. Now Georgie, I have
been engaged in all classes of business,
got up oil companies, lead companies,
copper companies, coal companies, in
fact, been into almost everything except
the Penitentiary, and may get into that
when we get it finished at Lincoln, should
I object to going away from home for that
nunose. Like most of your best citizens.
I had to run away from the Kastern
States, but I got away with only ten thou
sand, and they dared not follow me for
fear I might steal what small change the
Sheriff might have with him.
By the way, George L., 1 was engag
ed in one branch of business during the
war that I am not ashamed of out here,
although it was considered a little smutty
back there. It was buying and selling
"subs" and bounty jumpers ; have lccii
told by several persons that the Hon.
Croxton. Democratic candidate for Gov
ernor of the State of Nebraska, was also
engaged in the same business Fast.
Would like to talk it over with him after
election. As I understand he is an ex
pert, it might pay us to visit Europe to
gether, as I don't think he will have airy
business to detain him (in Lincoln) this
Now, my dear old friend George, don't
hurt my feelinks, and I won't hurt yours,
Don't tread on my corns, and I won't on
yours. I am going to put the Tichnor
House, at Lincoln, up as the capital prize
in my real estate gift enterprise, and
and should like to advertise in your most
noftle ttjer ; and should any of your
Democratic candidates fail to get electa 1
(which I fear they may), 1 shall be glad
to give them a situation to sell tickets
for me if rejommended by you.
Most respectfully, vours,
P. S. I give j-ou full jieriiiissioii to
use this as a campaign document, and
will even allow you to copy it in your most
PHANTASM At; OK I A.
BY L. It. WARNER,
One of the great authors has said liIt
is not all of life to live, nor all of death
to die. Sin kills lieyond the tomb."
If these are facts, if our acts in this life
follow the immortal part beyond "the
valley of the shadow of death," and so
stain the deathless spirit as to unfit it to
associate with the white-robed choristers
of the celestial eden, and for a triumph
ant admittance into the pure society of
those bright immortals who are permit
ted to roam at pleasure o'er the elysian
fields of the glory world, how careful
ought we to be that the aets of this pro
bationary state are all squared by the
Twles pivenin tho volume of inspiration .
We there may find the struitht jxtth
marked out for us, yet there are jiosi
tions in which a person may be placed,
where the light of the sacred volume
does not shine, or if it does, it is but
dimly, not with effulgence. When
placed in this position may wc not with
strict propriety consult our fellow men,
and from them receive the instruction
and advice for which the weary soul is
longing. Being placed in the position
almve referred to, and having sought
through weary days and sleepless nights,
without success, we now apply to the
readers of the Hk.rai.o for the long
sought boon. Please bear with me gen
tle reader, while I recount a little of the
past and the pre?nt, which will explain
the awful position in which your humble
servant is placed I am a native of the
"Old Bay State," a pure descendant of
the old Puritans. "God and our coun
try, Lilierty or death," were embossed
upon the family coat of arms,
taught in early lifo to love thel was
Starry Flag," ami my country ' Old
through lifl' to do all in my poy, and
perpetuate herrc institutions, wer to
My loon companion and bosom friend:
my old play-mate, class-mate and room
mate, wa Willie Hammond, our next
door neighbor. Willie and I are the
same age. Wc graduated at old Cam
bridge at the same time. We always
went to "town uneting" together and
always voted the straight Republican
ticket. At the breaking out of the war
we volunteered in the same company ;
served faithfully through the war, re
turned home together all cut and scarred
up. Willie had an empty sleeve and I
a wooden leg. We married sisters, and
settled on homesteads, side by side, in
Nebraska. But Willie, our Wilic, how
cin wc save him from this deep disgrace,
this awful pit of degradation? How
can we save him from plunging head
long into this sink of iniquity? How
can we save him from committing that
sin, the penalty of which must be eter
nal banishment from all that is pure aud
good, an eternal remorse of conscience,
and the everlasting gnawing of the worm
that never dies? Must the name
of our ''gay, young, noble, ingenious,
accomplished and most wretched Wil
jie," be recorded in the long annals of
infamy? Must his expiring moments
be like those of the wretched Altamant.
Do you ask. dear reader, of what awful
crime our Willie has been guilty ? We
answer, ArosTAfY ! After having been
nurtured beneath the folds of the old
flag, after having engage C tnd partici
pated for a lifetime in all our free insti
tutions, which he fought for years to
maintain and perpetuate, after all this
our Willie (and several others) have
thrown off their allegiance to their party
and country and joined the rebel De
mocracy, "irio dj initiation is Just."
The sweetest and most clinging affec
tion is often shaken by the slightest
breath of unkindness,as the delicate ten
drils of the vine are agitated I y the
faintest air that blows in summer. An
unkind word from one beloved, often
draws from many a heart that which
would defy the battle-axe of hatred, or
the keenest edge of vindictive satire.
Nay, the shade, the gloom of the face
familiar and dear, awakens grief and
pain. These are the little thorns which,
though men of rougher forms make their
way through them without feeling much,
extremely incommode jHjrsons of a re
fined turn, in this journey through life,
and make their traveling irksome and
unpleasan t . Scrap Bottle.
A very respectable brakeiuan on the
Chicago and Northwestern Railroad left
his jost the other day and went on a
terrible drunken spree. He declared it
was the mortification at not having been
offered the English mission. He didn't
want it, he said, but he could not bear to
! oru fiixmoki: cocxty i.kttkii.
i Mr. Editor:
I We have taken unusual pleasure read
ing the Herald the past few weeks.
With your permission we will make a few
remarks on what we have read.
In regard to the "Russian American"
introduced by "Bayard Taylor," which
was "knifed" at "Streight's saloon"
August 1 Ith. We can "wipe that out."
Sept. 11th we "knifed" a water-melon
at our "dug-out" which we could not
weigh with our scales, but which meas
ure! 51 inches in circumference and 17
inches in diameter. It was 1 1 A inches
in length, of the Jitbraxka SjHCns.
We have the "papers" for this state
ment in the shape of several more of
the same size, which we are in want of
assistance to eat.
Then we can "sympathize" with the
farmer who complained to the Jiromt-
rille Advertiser about his jxior crops, for
we are in about the same fix. Only wc
did not expect to get any corn. We got
highly elated at the prospect ol not Hav
ing to "shuck" eorn this fall, but we
have learned the fact that it is next to an
impossibillity to put seed into the ground
in this State and not get a large crop.
We thought the dry weather in .Inly and
August, would prevent our cron from
caring. But if this warm wet weather
keeps on two weeks longer we shall have
to "shuck" and crib filty bushels of
sound corn per acre. We are perfectly
Then we take far more interest in the
"war of words" lctween C. C. and W.
A. P., than we do in the news from the
"seat of war." We don't wish to take
sides, but we would like to say to C. C:
"Hit him again, he's (.Irish) and has no
We like that Ticket and that Plat
form. It is our Platform not one shaky
plank in the whole superstructure.
Broad enough and strong enough for the
universe of mankind. So perfect in all
its parts, that just men and Angels look
ujmjii it with admiration, while Copper
heads and Devils tremblingly enquire:
"what have we to do with that, has
come to t irment us before the time."
We labored hard in the construction of,
and have sailed in the good ship "Re
publican" as a foremost hand, ever since
she left the stocks. She has nobly
weathered one of the most tcn iffc storms
of wtir, that ever s' ocked a nation. We
admire her officers and respect her vali
ant crew. Others may jump overboard
and swim to that "rotten Old Hulk" if
they chose. We are determined to
stand by her "while life and hope and
tieing lasts." She had her mainmast
shot away by a vile traitor, it is true.
Then we stepped a juryuiast and tried to
make the cruise out with it but the stick
was poorly chosen, being rotten and
worm eaten, so we threw it over board
and put the gallant, brare and noble
Grant in its place. Since which time the
good old ship has been sailing in smooth,
deep, blue waters with everything spread
taught and square. We have another
hloodless contest before us. The Old
Republican has her deck cleared for ac
tion, her guns double-shotted, and when
the battle is over, we will see the glori
ous stars and stripes wave as proudly
from her main truck, as in days of yore
While that old rotten, condemned craft
will be rocking the timbersoutof her on
the breakers "up Salt River." We
here on the west Blue, iu Fillmore Co.,
are Republicans to a man, and ready for
the contest. Wc pity those "other
chaps" but say as the boy did when his
brother got licked "he ought to knowed
better." More anon.
I R. Warner.
Sept. 20th 1X7Q.
The Times, of Nebraska City, speak
in;r of its candidate for Congress, says :
"Originally a Democrat, but driven tem-
':t.. .1... l... l... ...I.- l.o.
.oi.iiii iu mo lamoai Linns, tjj nuai ..vj
ooked on as an error the rebellion he
now avails the hrst htting occasion to
place himself right on the record," and
adds, "Ix;t no Democrat reproach him,
for there arc not many of us without
some offense in that dark hour."
Judge Lake's offense has been that he
regarded the rebellion as an error. A.s he
ii nrf i.fiii-frojl xeilli mfrnrilinfr it 1Q n
crime, but simply as an error, he is to be
pardoned in consideration of offering
himself for a sacrifice as a Democratic
Five years after the collapse of
what Judge Lake regards as an error,
and after his election by the radicals to
the Supreme Bench of the State, is the
first "fitting occasion" he finds to get
back to his first love, so says the Times.
Wc should like to know what it takes
to constitute a "fittiug occasion. Ac
Ilow Slmlsht Uromrriit Talk.
The Xelrashi Register refuses to put
the name of Lake on the Democratic
ticket, and consigns poor Richard Brown
to the same oblivion. He not only thus
kicks out of the traces, but holds up the
mirror so that the Democratic papers
may see the humiliating attitude in
which they are placed. Thus far,- it
seems, the Herald has failed to spike this
gun. Here a straightout Democrat:
The Omaha Herald very modestly
dubs Geo. B. Lake the "People's can
didate for Congress." and runs it in with
the State DEMOCRATIC Ticket
The Brownville Jhmocrat discards the
name democratic and publishes the
"Honest Voter's Own Ticket" with
Lake and Brown "recommended" over
the regularly nominated Democratic
The Nebraska City Times editorially
recommend? Lake for Congress and
farewarns the Democracy to vote for him
as he wants to come into our party, to
which we have only to say, that he
might have had the regular nomination
liai he not considered the name Demo
cracy too odious to bear. He was afraid
or ashamed of it, and deserves DE
FEAT! The names of Geo. B. Lake and
Richard Brown People's Reform can
didates, "recommended by the Dem
ocratic State Convention, can have no
space at the head of the Register. Wc
can commend them too, and we take
the opjiortnniiy of recommending their
defeat. We hope to see all men defeated
who lack the nerve and good sense to
to ally themselves with one party or the
As a Democratic paper, the Register
cannot supjort any but Democratic
nominees, and if our party makes no
nomination for Congress or Prison In
spector, wc shall supiort the remnant of
the. party to the best of our ability.
31 r. Lake mav be a very good mnn in
tentionally. We know nothing of his
i personal qualities. We judge from his
! his acts. We arc compelled from force
i of circumstances to look tion his politi-
cal record as hat of a cheap shyster-
in.g, thimble-ringing, over-ambitious
beggar for office caring little how he
He now holds an office by Radical ap
pointment, and in the face of this wc
are told that he wants to come over
into-the Democratic party.
Ashland, Sept.. 2i'., 1S7.
Dear Herald : Man is but a frail
bark upon the ovan of life, and when a
circumstantial wave arises and strike
him, there it no telling where he will be
buffeted or whither he will land.
By this time I expected to be at
(well, it matters not the place), conning
Walker and Blackstone, or reviewing
Stephen. Greenleaf, Smith, Bishop,
Parsons, etcetera ; but, instead, I have
taken up my -thole in the quiet but pro
grcssive town of Ashland, for a brief
stay : and while here, my time will lie
mostly occupied in attending to a rase of
a compositor. What idle timo I may
have, I will use iu informing myself of
the "doings" of Ashland ami vicinity;
and whatever of interest I may get pos
session of, I will turn it over to the Her
Polities seems to be "all the go" here
at the present time. It is talked in the
streets, on the corners, on store boxes,
in the bar-room, in the parlor, in the
family circle, and even in the house of
God; in fact, almost everywhere.
Well. I have no objection to this- The
ship of State must have a crew, and an
efficient captain at its head. Two indi
viduals are now contesting for the cap
taincy. Butler has served in that ca
pacity, to the satisfaction, I lielieve, of
all his constituents ; and should he be
re-elected this fall, (and I have no rea
son to believe that he will not be), he
will serve his constituents and the State
for the next two years as wclla s he has
in the past.
Croxton comes lie Hire us untried. He
is said to be a Methodist, and a very pi
ous man. He does not believe in saying
things against any one in public, that
might be said in private with the same
effect. He has no opinion of hisown.
The party who nominated him resolved
that he should not discuss the issues of
the campaign with any one of the Re
publican party. Mr. (J. read the resolu
tion and said it was good, and that he
would willingly abide by it.
The pious C, or his party if you
please, are constantly howling about
Gov. Butler being a drunkard and a sot.
Right here will tit in the saying pretty
well, "a rougue, to catch a rouge."
Two years ago they nominated a man for
Governor, I know not if he drank, who
had thousands of dollars invested in a
brewery. That was all right then.
"Consistency thou art a jewel," espe
cially when it comes from such jewels as
these Democratic folks.
Now, they have joined no, I will take
it all back ; I was about to say they have
joined the Methodist church. It is the
other way, they would have the Meth
odist church join them. What kind of
a scheme they will work out for the
campa'gn in this State two years hence,
I am very much puzz'cd to know. They
took the soldier, after calling him a
"Lincoln hireling," and every other
shameful name imaginable, and made
him the strongest plank in their platform.
After failing in this, they made whisky
the strongest plank ; and now the Meth
odist church must be victimized in a like
manner. What will they try next ?
"The melancholy days are come, the
saddest of the year." Perhaps the
nearest friend one has this time of the
year is the fly. It matters not how poor
you arc, physically or pecuniarily, or how
mean the clothes you wear, they will
stick to you only the closer. The waiter
of the table askes me if I take anything
in my coffe", and I answer her in the
negative, when down comes a fly or more
into my cup and makes nie out a liar.
I think there are more JJying visits made
this season of the year than any other.
But there is u time when our dearest
friends must die, and how soon "cold
obstruction overtakes the fly, I care not.
Condition of the Kiiffllli Poor.
The English Government, as a system,
is second only to our own ; and in the
power to perpetuate itself unchanged, is,
m view of recent events, and accepting
the lessons which they teach, more like
ly than it to endure, But the contrast
of the condition of its lower classes with
that of our own, ought to inspire us to
every effort to preserve and perpetuate
the blessings of one government which
prevents here tho aggregate misery
The Earl of Shaftsbury sketches a
terrible picture of the jioorer classes in
IjOipIoii ; a picture whose revelation
should make royalty tremble on its throne.
For it shows a poorly hidden mine of
combustible material which a touch would
cause to explode with the most fearful
and limitless consequences.
The noble Earl who speaks .e-ct.:t7i
on this subject, says that the next census
of Imdon will, he believes, show a pop
ulation of neaily four millions, a large
proportion of whom are in "sucn a state
of social and moral degradation, that, in
bis opinion, unless something is done to
improve them, the British constitution
will not be worth a quarter of a century's
purchase:" lie adds, that "when times
of trouble come, these lawless classes
will emerge from these dens by thousands,
and uuless this mass of people be brought
under the influence of the Gospel, the
great city of Ijoudon will some day pre
sent a spectacle of conflagration, plunder,
a:il bloodshed that will astonish the
Such representations as these should
animate every American citizen with a
deeiier sense of our own superior condi
tion, and a more fixed determinntion to
preserve the institutions which have
vouchsafed such blessings, by condemn
I ing and trampling under foot even th
1 n . . I . . 1 . . t
iuiij'iuiji uurrupiuju tnat mreaicns tneir
A short time ago, two carrier pigeons,
raised in Cologne succeeded-in traveling
from Pesth, in Hunga y, to Cologne, in
Germany, a distance of about seven
hundred miles, in eight hours. The
Hungarian grcetiitg to the people of
Cologne had bcen: printed on the w-ings
of the pigeons, in order not to embarrass
them witli any unncccojaiy weight.
THE 11 I.I Y
PLATTSMOUTH HER ALE?
IS PVKI.KIIli PT
IT. D. HATHAWAY,
rntToit txn rBontnT.Ht'.
-oni.T corner Main and SVoild directs fee-
TERMS : Daily Slrt.nrt per -f $'i.'
Tout Cnf lire! ly the Irisstnni.
liUN DON" Sept. 21.
Tool was captured by the l'iUVshiM at'
sunset yesterday, (Friday).
Dispatches fioiu Ferriere, near Paris,-to-day,
state that thi morning heavy
firing and cannonading was heard going
on iu Paris. On the til st it was dis
tinctly observed frofil the heights that
a conflict was in progrrvs,- but AO details
have been received;
A letter from Paris on the evening of
the 2Uth says: There is great danger of
a revolutionary outbreak, involving an
other change of government. The Reds
are furious against the present leaders,
and express themselves loudly and defi
antly aguiust its representative authority.
The evident disposition is to seize the
Hotel do Ville as the initial step. A re
sistance to their plans wiM bo difficult.
It is iniMisMble to s.tr what will le the
effect of their obtaining control of the
government, but the eo pie dread pillage'
and assasination. An armistice now
would save the lives and property of
thousands of citizens. People of a
more peaceful order dread Prussians far
less than the ruffians belonging to the'
lower quarters A dispatch from Gen.
Yolkcnscig, at Toul, says yesterday the'
town was captured by storm by the
Prussians, after a determined resistance.
The liombardmont was continued sevcrat
diiys, causing gretrt damage to the prin
cipal buildings. U was surrendered un
conditionally. The following sijmificaut dispatch has
just been received:
" mm. I . 1 . ft J
Noon Bazaine lias oflored to capitu
late at Metz on condition that he be al
lowed to take his baggage and anus.
He engages not to take up arms for
A telegram from Tours states that tr.c
excitement of the governing classes
wore overwhelming when they received
the intelliirence of the revolutionary up
rising of the reds in Paris, and the seiz
ure of the Hotel d' Ville, government
stores and arsenals. Rumors of the up
rising was spread by fugitives from the
city, and that continued disorder and
confusioii prevails. I t appears that de
tachments from the regular army, com
prising fugitives from McMahon'n army,
made up in most part of Zouaves aud
Turcrs, joined the mob in the streets of
Pans' and commenced the revolutionary
depredations now exciting so much alarm:
Generals Trochu and Viner, it i.i said"
with a large force of men. from outside :
tho fortifications entered the city for the
purpose of quelling the disturbance.
These troops immediately came iu con
tact with the revolutionists and severe
fighting iu the stiects ensued, the result
of which is not known.
Environs of Pans are now in ni:ti
from the fiates of Merilly t" J"' Semis. -The
buildings in this part of the suburbs
of the French capital arc destroyed, with
the single exception of the beautiful
Chattel erected iu the memory of the-.
. ..... i
Duke of Orleans. A large nrce ot
Prussians now occupy Fontainbleau and
have levied oO.ooo francs from the inhab
itants. The conditions of the surrender
of Toul are the same as those granted to"
the French at Sedan.
Berlin. Sent, 2..
A report is current in this city in well
informed circles, that the Emperor has
rcvoked the decree which he issued on
the surrender of Sedan, for the revoca
tion of the decree creating a Regency as
Emperor; that he has, therefore, sent
an envoy to Metz to consult with Mar
shal Hazainc in regard to terms of peace.
This confirms the statement made by
Bazaine that he should only treat with
the Emperor in reference to peace ne
gotiations. News of this attitude of
Napoleon has leen suppressed in Berliu
as far as possible.
There is the greatest anxiety in politi
cal circles, inasmuch as there is a strong
find influential party here who are op
posed to the continuance of the war.
The Prussians around Paris are said to'
maintain strict discipline. The depart
ment? of the Seine ct Vise and Seine ct
Manic are now all under their control
liondon, September 20 p. m.
The following is given as the probable
programme of Thiers at St. Petersburg :
Constantinople and the road o India to fo
guaranteed to Russia ; Belgium and
Egvpt to be guaranteed to France ; Alsace
and a part of Ijorraine and the road to
Vienna to lc guaranteed to Prussia that
is, England, Turkey, Austria, and Bel
gium to be innocent victims of the peaxc.-
Rome, Septcndier 27.
In this city confidence is returning in
business circles. The Pope and Cardinals
now show themselves in public again.
liondon, Scpteinlicr 25.
Thiers, after a protracted iuterview'
with Baron Buest, left Vienna for St.-
Journals published at Tours concur in'
acknowledging that Favre's mission to
Prussian headquarters has proved abor
tive and declare that the French eople
prefer extinction to humiliation.
Strasbourg, Toul and Vcrdan, ths-
Germans already consider theirs "d de
mand they shall remain so, but l-'avre
and his colleagues in the Provisional .
Government are a unit in the rejection of
Should any terms le reached they must
have the sanction of a European Con
gress which would meet at Brussels.
A journal of St. Petersburg denies
that the neutral powers encourage the
obstinacy of France, and declares Russia
approves of the terms dictated by
"W'AXTKD Everybody to gi t their lilnek-
.-tnithiii!? done ut PUlCM-; ic MILLS'
Shop, on Sixth street. Fourh of Main, fc'ptcial
attention (riven to S,HOEINl.
scptdiwtl PRICK A MILLS.
fOtt SALK Artory ant a ha'.f hriek lion.-.-.
I with out-houses, on an acre l"t euiToiinde 1
with t-hruhliery nnd ldiadc tree. siUo eont.-iininT
hearing fruit tree--, ffrape. vines, ct'-. Imitiiie at
this offie. or of Joseph Sehlatcr, Jeweler. Main
Street, 1'lattMQonth- iipl:M.Vwi.iii
0R SALK The. nuWriWr offer for F ile a
valui.lile water power, two miles helow
Plattsuiouth, near the Missouri river, w.ili
suifieient water and fall with wmnmiial man
agement t prouueo power nqnrti to a .! horse
power utei.iu enirine; The present owner is en
sured in other hu.ines and cannot devoto lit.i
attention to the buxtness of milliner, and wilt
sell ?aid water power lor feHniilil price.
Apply to Maxttlb Sc Chapman. oV-egldA-wt
IOR SAiK- OIV RENT The pr.tly be
tomttntf i.i l. Marquctl will l.e .-old or
rented on rea".ia.ble tenns. The h.in.e con
tains t rooms. Ttire is also larye cistern witli
filter. eellfr, a ftaulc, and other eonvenien.-es.-A
pply to T. M. M A UQl riT.
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