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"fnURSDAY, MARCH 23, 1S71.
In New York, on St. Patrick's Daj,
2j,000 men raoTed in procession
James Minshall, Esq., is erecting a
residence on Park Ilill, near Mr. Spur
The western border of Iowa has been
Illuminated for sereral oighta past by
fcrilliant prairie fires.
Lyman has a "right smart" of lumber
piled up in his yard between Main and
Rock streets. ,
Many of the new comers are buying
lands in this immediate vicinity, and set
tling down to certain fortunes.
The rock work on M. L. White's new
building on Main street is progressing
D. II. Wheeler i Go's Xclraslca Land
Agent for March has been sent broadcast
eg an advertisement of our Stat.
Geo. L. Miller can prove any given
statement in "fifteen minutes" if he can
only find the witnesses. Singular, un't
There is an average of twelve cars
loaded with merchandise goe3 west from
this city every day, besides the railroad
material for the extension of the line.
The "boss" has gone to Lincoln, for
what purpose we do not know, nor how
long he will be gone ; and a generous
public will excuse the office if the paper
is not up to regular standard during his
The Omaha Tribune announced that
it had eugatjel a short hand reporter to
report proceedings of the Impeachment
trial. The reporters at Lincoln deny
that they are, any of them, engaged by
We are informed that the Plattsmouth
Dramatic Club have tendered Mrs. W.
Jones a complimentary benefit. Due
notice will be given through the columns
of the riEHALD. Let everybody prepare
themselves for the occasion.
Manager Stevens is still performing at
Lincoln, to good houses. Miss Jean
Clara Walters has taken the place of
Miss Edith Blande, the latter bavins ac
cepted an offer to go to Springfield, 111
Subscribe for the Daily Herald if
ycu would keep posted on all that is go
ing on. We always have the latest news
from the capital, and the fullest particu
Mr. Ainsworth starts into the field
this week, with a full crew of workmen
to purvey the B. & M. line from A sh
land up the Wanhoo valley. The B. k
M fulk'mcan business,' and the people
It is expected that th horse railroad
company will commence operations as
soon as Chicago avenue is legally opened
to the public.
The Daily Statesman has suspended
publication. It is hard work to make a
daily live in these times. Tho Herald
h still published at $2,50, per quarter,
and we have the facilities for supplying
a few more subscribers.
The ladies are out soliciting aid for the
purpose of purchasing flags and other re
gallia to be presented to the Turnver
ein Society. We hope their friends will
"shell out" and cause the ladies to smile
and thank them.
Recent soundings have demonstrated
the fact that this is the best point yet
found for bridging the Missouri river-
At the point where the pier for a draw
will be built it is only twenty-nine fbet to
solid rock, from the present water surface.
We noticed',' while perambulating
about the company's yard, this morning,
a large Boarding House Car, destined
for the end of the track. This look
like business. You big railroads, look
out for the energy and "go-aheadative-ness"
of the B. & M. in Nebraska.
Rev. Roswell Foster, of Nebraska
City, will preach in the Congregational
Church in this city, ou Sunday the 19th
inst-. at 11 o'clock a. and 7 p. m.
All are cordially invited. Sabbath school
at 12 ni., as usual.
Over ono hundred passengers went
west on the 10 a. m. train yesterday,
most ofthem immigrants poing to the
rich country along the line of tho B. Si,
M. R. R.
A gentleman who resides in Council
Bluffs was ia our city a few days since
and expressed great surprise at the gen
ral activity in the business circles
here, and at the amount of improvement
being made. Ha said that there was
Toneh more building bein? done ia our
city than in the Bluffs.
We have to-day devoted the greater
part of our space to the Impeachment
evidence, believing that the readers of
the Herald would want to we just what
It is astonishing to see tho amount of
farm machinery disposed of in this mar
ket so early in the season, Messrs Russe
& Doom inform us that they are selling
from ten to fifteen cultivators per day,
nd Ather thin in proportion. But
you know they advertise in the Herald,
It will be seen by reference to our ad
vertising columns that Capt II. E. Pal
Bier, of this city, is agent for the "City
Fire Insurance Company, of Hartford
Cono.'whose statement of condition we
The Capt. represents some f the most
i;Meiranies now doing business.
Parties wishing to insure will do wall to
call on him. .
TV,. Th, Valley Record says the B.
& ,M. Co. in Nebraska advertise their
fends in Sewa:d county'" sole about
mm&A t f (LA nrfl. M
The renowned female orator will lecture
in this city this evening.
We hare not learned the subject,
but can safely say that the lecture will be
an interesting one, let the subject be what
it wilL She will probably speak on her pet
theme the woman question and will
kddress the audience that favor her with
their presence, at Y. M. C. A. Hall.
VTUkle ftli on the tfnr rata.
Last evening, about 10 o'clock, a small
sized rebellion broke out in the south
part of the city, in the 'somewhat famouss
residence of one Mrs. Butts, the bellig
erents being one John Wi'kie, of furni
ture breaking and cloths burning renown
and the aforesaid Mrs. Butts.
It seems that this man Wilkie cannot
leave off his old habits, notwithstanding
his recent experience in the court and
county jail, but on going into that "ros-
idence" he found one of the daughters
disobeying his and her mother's orders,
so he resolred to have revenge on ono of
the daughters dresses hangingin the room
by tearing up the same, whereupon Mrs.
B. interfered and tried to stop him ; but
John is not to be trifled with in his un
dertaking. She gave him to understand
that he was not dealing with any weak'
minded woman and then the battle com
menced and both came boldly to the front.
1st round. Mary led out with the left
which landed on John's "mug." First
round for Mary. Two minutes for breath,
2d round. Mary comes forward cn
couraged. John comes to time determ
ined on "victory or death." He shoots
out with the riht in the direction of
Mary's "physiog." She dodges, and he
returns, bearing with him as a trophy one
of Mary's dress sleeves.
3d round. John, disgusted and Mary
raging, and fur a moment one might think
that the rules governing the ring were
suspended, and that bite, "butt," scratch
and pull hair, were in order.
John sends out the left feeler, but in
stead of planting Mary he strikes the
stove pipe, landing that useful article on
the other side of the room, he following
after it by a well directed blow, caught on
the left ear from Mary's riht. John
fails to come to time. An officer is sent
lor, wno Hastens to tne spot ana arrives
just in time to find John out of wind and
trying to make his escape down the out
Hide stairs. Mary refuses to make a
complaint against him. He is advised to
quit the premises which he does, still
claiming that he can whip any side wo
man in Plattsmouth.
For further particulars sse N. Y.
Clipper, next week.
STATE BiOSHAK VIHOOL.
The Winter term of the Nebraska
State Normal School will close March
29th. Examinations will take place on
Mondaj', Tuesday and Wednesday, a.
m. The literary exercises of the Nor
mal department will occupy Wednesday
m i .
m. Jionday evening tne class in
Chemistry will be examined by Prof. R.
W. Smith. The examination will be ac
companied by experiments. Tuesday
evening there will be a lecture at the
Normal building. Wednesday evening
will be the sihool sociable.
All persons in the State who arc In
tercsded in the cause of education Co,
Superintendents, all teachers, and par
ticularly those expecting to teach, are
earnestiv invited to be rrcsent.
The Spring term wiil commence April
5th, under the same corps of teachers.
The Normal department is conducted
by not- Ji. it. otraignr, a graauate oi
Uberim college. particular attention
will be given to Object teaching, and
members of the Normal class will hava
practice in teaching throughout the term
in the Model department, whicn is con
ducted by Miss Mary S- 0bourne, an
experienced and competent teacher.
The Mathematical department is un
der the very efficient management of
Prof. R. 31. Martin, who has been asso
ciate principal more than two years, and
has proved himself a most earnest and
successful teacher in his department.
Prof R. W. Smith, a graduate of
Middleton college and a pupil of Prof.
Tourjei, who is at the head of the New
England Conservatory of Mukv will
take charge of the musical departmen
both vocal and instrumental
Mias C. D. Fuller, Preceptress, takes
charge of the Elocution, including Analy
sis of sound, vocal gymnastics, with a
complete system of gestures.
Constant and careful attention will be
given throughout the course to drawing,
writing, ,and all other branches taught
in the schools of the State.
Latin and German are taught, and
French can be pursued if desired.
Lectures on the different branches
pursued, and related topics will be given
as the Principal shall direct. There will
be at least four lecture during the
Spring term by the teachers and more
advanced scholars All persons wish
ing to prepare themselves thor
oughly, to meet the constantly increasing
demands for well trained teachers in the
different grades of the public schools
will do well to avail themselves of the
advantages here offered. Most of the
text books can be furnished to the stu
dents from the school library.
Prof. Smith furnishes both piano forte
and cabinet organ for the use of his pu-
pils. The institution has also apparatus
for illustrating principles in natural sci
ence, and during the last term, a beauti-
lul and extensive aoinct oi minerals
has been furnished to the school.
Tuition in the Normal department
is free to all who comply with the con ji-
tions of teaching in the public rehools
of Nebraska wherever they may have
'. 1 m.. I harn Aro rri?ria 1 n I
Hie ioruai lunling miuticni iJ njuiu-
modate fortv ladies. Students occupy-
. X. - t..:ii: tr..: .
ing, may board themselves at a very tn-
fling expense. Board can be obtained
in good families near
$2.50 or 3.00 per week.
tho school for
Why is our friend lawyer Strong an
abler man to-day than he was yesterday?
Dn von cive it ud? Because he is ten
I pounds Strong er .Yee Mister ron7.
Tha Teachers of Cass county met at
Eight Mile Grove on the 18th of March,
A. D. 1871, for the purpose of organiz
ing a Teacher's Association.
W. A. Patterson was chosen Presi
dent, and J. F. Doud, Secretary pro tern.
Moved and carried that a committee,
consisting ot J. ratterson, J. 31. Ilia
kette, M. o'Donoghue and A. M. Hust
ad, be appointed to draft a Constitution
The time was necessarily taken up in
drafting, discussing, amending and
adopting a Constitution and By-Laws.
Gave but two or three hours for the
discussion of those branches taught in
common schools. The only ones taken
up were Arithmetic and English Gram
mar. Each gentleman's speech received
a fair share of spicy and good-natured
criticism. Several proved that they
could parry and thrust as well as illus
One of the interesting features of the
occasion, was the rausic lurniMied by
Mr. Ilustcd and lady of the Grove,
Miss. Frank Myers of Platta-moutb,
young Mr. Mutz and brother and a young
lady, whose name I did not learn. We
could not say positively "tint listening
angels leaned from Heaven to hear," but
we know that a crowded house greeted
each performance with hearty applaue.
Miss. Ella Goodrich of Factoryville,
was requested to read a poem. In doing
so, she proved herself well acquainted
with the subject of Education.
The poem was a little too long. Reso
lutions were passed extending the most
sincere thanks to the people of Eight
Mile Grove for their enterprise in build
ing a school house so large and comnio
dious, for patroniziug the Association by
such a general attendance ; and last, but
not least, in giving such a beautiful enter
tainment to all persons from abroad.
It was moved and carried that the
Association meet again at Rock B!uffs,
on Friday, the 31st of March at 12 o'clock
noon, and continue through the next
day. On Friday evening there will be a
discussion on the question :
Ought all children in the State to be
compelled by law to attend school a spe
cified length of time?"
There will be di-cusions on the best
methods of instruction in the different
branches taught in common school, and
an essay uy is", ii.ua uoounen. ice
Association then proceeded to elect the
following persons as permanent officers
For President, W. A. Patterson ; for
Vice President, Clinton Angoline , for
Recording Secretary, Frank Myers; for
Corresponding Secretary, Eva C. Shel
dou ; for Treasurer, G. W. Hammond
W. A. Patterson, Pres.
J. F. Doud, Seu'y pro tern.
We ask the indulgence of our friends,
who have been kind enough to write
communications for the Herald Ow
ing to the absence of the Editor, and a
press of other matters, we have been
compelled tu lay over, for the present,
several wen written articles, winch we
i ti ... ..1 . -
hope to be able to give space to in a day
or two. We make this announcement
that parties may know the reason their
articles do not appear in the paper.
Jathews, Donnelly Si Co. are receiv
ing one of the largest stocks of hard
ware, stoves, iron, glass, threshing ma
chines and farm machinery of every de
scription, ever brought to this market,
which thr-y sell, on the most reasonable
terms. Farmers and others in want of
anything in their line will do well to give
them a. call. You will find them terfect
gcntieuicn to deal with,
We are informed that the Republi
cans intend organizing in the different
wards, preparatory to making nomina
tions for officers to be supported at the
We announced, some time ago that
the county safe could not be opened,
snd all efforts to get it unlocked, had
failed. To day the safe was removed to
the street and turned bottom up, when
it was unlocked without further difficulty.
Some of the bolts had got out of place.
TEACH EBB EXAMINATION.
There will be a public examination
for teachers held iu the City of Platts
mouth, on Saturday, March 25th 1ST 1.
In accordance with an order of the Co.
Commissioners, all persons examined on
other days than those advertised will be
charged the sum of $1,00 for such ex
amination. 10 W. A. Patterson, Co. Supt.
The Omaha Herald is easily "out
raged" just at this time. It calls it an
'outrage" for the people of Lincoln to
express their sympathy for Butler, or
their appreciation of a good t Ling said
by his attorney. It speaks of the peo
ple of Lincoln as a "Butler mob."
Do not be too easily "outraged." friend
Miller ; the people have not yet forgot
ten how Umaha mobs ucd to uo
things a few years since.
We understand that the City Council,
at their meeting last night, voted to or-
ganize our City under the new act to in-
corporate cities of the second ciass xa
I We were not present at the meeting last
I evening, nor bad any definite report, but
learn from rumor that the City is divided
mio three wards, a!l south of Main street
beina one ward, and the north of Main
being divided into two wards, Seventh
j street being the line
,v vcttii2 precinct is established in
each ward, and the election for city ofii
cers will take place on Tuesday, the 4th
0f April- We are not posted as to the
advantages or disadvantages likely to ac
PIIO unJer th:, new system, and have
not iouna anv one jti wow scuujs iu
i - - t -i j
know any more about it than we do ;
consequen.ly we lorbear making any corn-
When any one was speaking ill of an
other in tho presence ot Peter the Great,
h at first listened to him attentively,
nml then interrupted him. "Is there
not, said he, "a lair side also to tne
character of the person of whom you are
sneakine? Come, tell what good quali-
j ties you nave rema.Kt-u iwui um.
MEKIEKIAL 1KI1 STKlEtt.
flew Eag-Iantl Tip.toe for NbrU.
Madison, Wis., March 17, '71.
One characteristic of the present era
is a multitude of subdivisions in old oc
cupations. The articles we now seek at
a dozen merchants' used to be all found
in a single variety store. a similar
division may be traced in the raising of
agricultural products. The Vermont
farmer whose father produced everything
needful for food, clothing and shelter
sugar, wool, wheat, boards, has Jong con
fined himself to one specialty as wool,
stock, or daiiy products.
In changing from one of these staple?
to another the Green Mountain Boy has
showed himself a eat which, however
you threw her, will be Eure to strike on
all fours. He has found such a
change as well as ceasing from various
industries once common to be expedi
ent owing to the extension of railroads.
That extension has intensified competi
tion, and s forced every section to as
certain its own forte, and then to make
full proof of that neglectful of every
The last census has proved that the
East has developed weil defined specia'i
ties of agriculture, each section what it can
follow best. Yet it has after all been
unable to hotd its own against Western
competition Accordingly, while there
has been an increase in its cities nnd
towns, its rural population has every
where decreased. This fact is the more
surpri.-ing because families in the coun
try always average more children than in
the city. The truth is that young far
mers have gone West.
The next decade must show a further
decline in the rural census along the At
lantic, because facilities for migration
west are multiplying, and its agricultural
superiorities are every day understood.
" Why should a young New England
farmer go to Nebraska? He can there
obtain a homestead at about a dime an
acre and if a soldier, twice as much as
anybody else. If willing to go to the
slope of the Rocky mountains he fun
rauc steers five years old at $5 a head.
If he has a family and would not leave
the vicinity of schools and churches,
stores, mills and railroads, he can in such
neighborhoods buy of Iowa or Nebraska
land better than that in New England,
needing no clearing. and easier
tilled, for from $5 to $10 an acre.
If he needs all his capital
for removal, for breaking prairie, build
ing a cabin, and feeding his family for the
first season, he can buy at the above rates
of the Burlington & Missouri River Rail
Road Company, ou ten years credit, and
at six per cent, interest, payiug no part
of the principal until the end of two
years after purchase.
This system of sales on credit, which
gives the purchaser all tho advantage of
a ten years' loan, was inaugurated by the
Illinois Central Rail Road, which, incon
sequence, now runs through a farmer's
paradise. Ita lands ivor sold to 3,()!)l
poor men, some of whom have become
millionaires, and well nigh all of whom
have made their farms pay for themselves
since their products, besides maintaining
the tillers and their households have suf
ficed to pay each installment of principal
and interest as fast as it became payable.
Indeed, cases have not been rare in
which a single crop has paid for all the
land it grew on. The Illinois example
was contagious. It was imitated by the
Hannibal and St. Joe Railroad. Mark
the result. Ten thousand new farms
have been developed along its line, and
its earnings have been quadrupled.
The same policy has been, alo, adopted
by the railroad running from Burlington,
on the Mississippi, through Iowa and
Nebraska. Less than a year of this sys
tem of long credit, shows as first fruits-
sales at the Iowa office, up to March 1st,
1871, $1,37S,256; at the Nebraska office,
$031,276, or a total of more than two
millions of dollars.
These farms have all been bought by
men who looked before tht.y leaped ; in
specting before they purchased. Each
of the two thousand buyers has a friend
who will also buy. A circle of settlers
will plant themselves around each pioneer
like circles round a stone thrown into the
water. So true is it that nothing suc
ceeds like success. It bringeth forth af
ter its kind.
As then the removal ot the pilgrims
from Lcydcn to Massachusetts gave them
a leverage they nevr could have got in
Holland, so the migration of New Eng
land farmers beyond the Missouri wil
sccuru them a corresponding vantage
ground. X. Y. Z.
We publish by request the resolution
of the State Board of Immigration, and
urge upon all parties interested tocomply
with the wishes ot the board as tar as
they can :
HesoheJ, That the County Clerk of
each county in tne estate oi ln'orajnia
be renested to prepare and forward to J
W. Peartnan, President of the Board of
Immigration, at Nebraska City, as soon
as practicable, a brief description of his
Jiesolved. That the inhabitants of Ne
braska be invited to write letters to their
kindred and friends abroad to be con
veyed by our Agents respectively, to
their several localities.
Some twenty commercial travelers
were now-blockaded at Fort Dodge for
three davs not Ions since. hen bun
day came sixteen of the twenty attended
church, prayer meeting aud evening
service, and after that had a meeting ot
their own, at which all pledged them
selves to abstain lor the tuture trom in
toxicating drinks and profanity. These
good results were brought about by the
ouitt and unobtrusive acency of some four
or five professional Christians among the
It is raid that while the western and
southern members of Congress were an
gry and indignant because the young la
dies of Washington threw beans at
them during the carnival, the Massa
cnusctts members quietly gathered as
many as possible and took them home to
"Don" of the Omaha Herald, was
before the Senate in ptrson but forgot
the papert. Fetch them along, Dr.
FROM THE CAPITAL
Fram cur Own Correspondent.
.Lincoln, iwarch lo.
Editor Herald : The high court of
impeachment convened yesterday morn
ing at 10 o'clock aud continued iu sosion
uutil late in the altcrnoou. The morn
ing cession was occupied in oGeriag dila
tory motions and rcsoi uncus with a irii
Jiact display of hvtly span ing. 'The
managers and tleir counsel, and the
counsel for the respondent, have already
begun calliug each other pet name aud
making sarcastic observations ; and the
indications are it will soon be "dog eat
dog." If it does dwindle down to thi;
1 am no prophet it st usage meat am t
knee deep in the Senate chamber belore
the trial is concluded.
Gen. E.tta brook, while addressing the
court yesterday morning, wa6 interrupted
i y his colleague, manager Meyers, ihe
Gene al remunerated agaim-t him (Mey
ers having so much to say, and in rather
n ungentlemanly manner informed him
that he (Estabrook) was runmng the
Mr. Mvers, who is Chairman of the
Board of Managers, lias not had a word
to say since the epifode happeued.
Ihe fceiiate having decided that they
would hear the argumeut ou the excep
tions taken by the Governor's counsel,
tbat is, that Gov.-Butler cannot be now
impeached for acts done in a lormer ad
ministration ; also he cannot be im
peached for acts done as commissioner,
the counsel icr the Gtvutxi Itiig al
lowed the privilege of opening and c!os
in the argument, Juujje linggs, com
menced immediately after the opening
of the afternoon session and spoke lor
about two hours. He made some ex
ceilent points and succeeded in getting
the jury interested in his cae.
.Malingers i orter and Uooui loilowed
him, neither of them occupying much
time- Mr. Porter is recognized as a
gentleman of fine abilities, and he sus
tained his reputation of being one of the
first orators of the State. They some
times call him here the "jack of clubs,'
hi bsure resembling the aforesad.
Mr- Marnuctt, one oi the counsel tor
the Governor, spoke next. He occu
pied tho floor upwards of two hours and
handled his subject in a creditabla man
ner. The President was obliged to use
the tavel frequently to t-uppress the ap
plause m the galleries and lobby
Alter iMr. Marquette closed court ad
journed until 10 o'clock to-day, Gen.
hi.-tabrook villi speak at that -tune,
when the celebrated John I Redick,
whose appearance on the floor is the
signal that lun i coming, will close the
argument. Ihe vote en the decision
of tlu;se two important poiats it is con
sidered, will be a test vote on the verdict
to be rendered.
The House was not in session for
want of a quorum. Lr.cK.
Lincoln, March 17, 1871.
Editor Herald : The argument on
the exceptions to the articles of impeach
ment was continued yesterday through
out the greater part of the day.
General ltabrook, the counsel for
the State, addressed the Senate in op
position to the exceptions, beginning im
mediately after the court convened in
the morning, and continued until noon,
at which time the Senate took a receos
for two hours
At 2 o'clock, the time having arrived
that had previously been set for hear
ing the answer of Auditor Gillespie to
articles preferred against him. General
.hstabrook and ' l)i:wurth appeared lor
lie respondent and filed their answer.
It is a very bricl docuiuem, simp!
general denial to every accusation.
ihe Senate adopted an order requir
ing the managers to preset their repli
cation on Saturday next, at 2 o'clock
At half-past two o'clock General Etta-
brook continued his speech for an hour
lonzc-r. Ihe time to which he was limi
ted having expired he was notified by
the President of the fact. General
Estabrook'o speech was not altogether
void of numerous well made points
though it did not meet our expectation,
as the General bas given the subject of
impeachment his undivided attention
ever incc the Legislature passed a bill
two years ago providing for the appoint
ment of an Attorney General, (which
appointment he failed to get), and wc
reasonably expected to hear a very high
toned argument, llr. l'e lick closed the
argument in one of hischaracterstic spee
chesand hot, and right to the point, mak
ing it lively for those individuals who
have been so conspieious iu the .prosecu
tion of Gov Butler. After the closing
speech was concluded, the Senate re
tired to the Supreme Court Room for
consultation, and did not arrive at any
decision until late last night.
They have decided tbat they will hear
the case on uil ef the article:-, overruling
the exceptions. Senators C unningham,
in favor of sustaining the exceptions, the
other eight Senators voting in f ivor of
hearing the trial on all the articles pre
sented, and that the Governor can be
impeached for misdemeanor committed
in a former term of office, an well as for
acts done as Land Commissioner.
The tiial will be continued to-day,
the examination of witnesses will begin
this afternoon. Leck.
Lincoln, March 17.
Ed. Herald: It has become appar
ent to every individual that has watch
ed the progress of the impeachment trial
of Gov. Butler, that from tbe very hour
he was declared suspended from his
office, that the manasers have used
every effort, and offered every excuse to
have the trial postponed. Yesterday
they introduced stili another motion for
a sixty day's continuance, and it is with
a good deal of satifaction that I write,
the Senate after consultation overruled
the motion. The plea was that impor
tant witnesses could not be here at pres
ent. At the opening of the trial, they
accused the respondent with having
spirited away some of th witnesses.
The affidavit filed yesterday says they
believe they have gone on a visit east
and will probably be back within the
sixtv days; as the important witness
McBird lives in Iowa, he is without the
jurisdiction of this court, and cannot be
brought here. There are witnesses here
now who will swear that he told them
he would not come here and testify be
fore the court, and that he had " got
even with Gov. Butler and was willing
to quit now." As this is the only wit
ness without the reach of the court, I
apprehend it is not for the sake of gtt
tinc witnesses hero that they desire tbe
trial put off. The town is full of witnesses
subpoenaed to appear here, and as the
trial is to be on every article presented,
trhv not cn ahead ?
Governor Butler is now thrown out of
officc,and waiting the aciion ofthe highest
court in the land, from which there is no
appeal, and in the name of God and
humanity let tbe trial go on without
further delay, and if guilty of the char
ges, let ua know it, and purge the capi
tal of a man unworthy ofthe exalted po
sition he occupies, and say he never more
shall hold an office of trust or honor in
the State- If he is innocent we shall
know it so much the sooner, and re in
state the man who has teen persecuted,
prosecuted and hurled from his High
office, by aspiring enemies.
The whol of yesterday was occupied
in the discussion of this quastion of ad
journment. To-day the examination of
witnesses will begin.
Mr. Doom has finally had his efforts
crowned with success he has abolished
the office of Adjutant General. Find
ing he had one more vote in the Hou-e
than was necessary, he wanted himself
placed upon t lie n cord as opposing it,
after working the whole session in favor
of it This is "limber Jim."
Mr. Rosewater's bill "Regulating the
practice of Medicine, Obstetrics, Surgery
etc., has passed both houses aud received
the signature of the Governor inter
im, therefore it isalaw. The mechan
ics Lien on the baby,' amendment was
attached, no attempt his been made to
ssinate this individual as yet.
a The Senate is working on the Consti
tutional Convention bill when they have
any time to legislate. The Senators
from tbe river counties are anxious to
puss this bill, and not the apportionment
giving the ma large majority in the con
vention, souie want tbiiteen menber
elected at large, that brains ami ability
may get into the convention, others de
sire only the honest farmer, elected the
same as member to tbe Hmise of Re
presentatives, and think thirty-nine a
sufficient number to make a Constitu
tion. Auditor Geliispie's ense is made a spe
cial order for 2 n. m. to day, nothing
will be done at this time.
..".The United Son of Eringaue a mag
nificent entertainmenf, social, hop and
dance, to-gether with a sumptuous repast
at the Capitol las.t night, in honor of 'St.
Patrick's Day in the morning." It was
a decided success in every particular.
Lincoln, March 21, 1871.
Ed. nEltALD : The anxious expecta
tion of the people was met on Saturday
by the opening of the examination of
witnesses on the part of the managers of
of the Impeachment trial. All the un
charitable and unreasonable efforts to ob
tain a continuance having failed this long
talked of enterprise wan duly inaugurated
in Myers' and tistabrook's best style, by
the examination of Mr. Jas. Sweet,
succeeded on Monday by Brock, Gillispie,
Chase, Robinson, Goodwill, Hale, Crow
elc, Crop.ey, and Kennard, whose testi
mony was drawn out to an extent in some
instances, that, we have no doubt cngen
dered in the minds of the particular in
dividuals, regret that they had been
called upon to testify the "truth, the
whole truth, and nothing but the truth."
And now, the prosecution having for
mally announced to the Senate that they
have closed their examination of wit
nesses for the State, we arc safe in saying
that but few persons look upon conviction
as aresult in the least probable.
The evidence foiling to establish to
any extent the accusations brought
against Gov. Butler, and serving to ex
cite qu:te a feeling of dissatisfaction and
even disgust in the minds of many who
have hitherto been red hot for impeach
ment. Respondent will introdure rebutting
testimony in some points to morrow, and
we apprehend that the trial will close
with this week. '
Stevens' Dramatic Troupe are drawing
full houses at the academy of unisij.
Lincoln, March 22, 1871.
Editor Herald: The prosecution
introducod two or three new witnesses
yesterday though they notified the
court the day before that they had intro
duced all the testircon' they intended to.
Jr. A. W. Kellogg, tho private Sec
retary of Governor Butler, win first
cdled to the stand. He was followed by
Jr. W. W. Holmes, a land specula or,
-of this place, and he by Kennard and
Gillespie, who were all examined in re
lation to the disposal, by tho Commis
sioners, of block 151, on which is now
situated the residence of Col. A. J.
The facts connected with the sale of
this property, that has become quite
valuable, are these : Tho block was of
feied for sale at the samo sale in 1869.
Auditor Gillespie and Secretary Kennard
had bought block 153 immediately west
of the block in question, and were to pay
something like $2000.00 for it. As the
auctioneer of the sale was driving on this
blcck, 151, he began calling for bids.
The Governor said he would take it at
th ) sain I price the last block, 153, had
sold for, and tho Secretary giving his
assent tho property was stricken off to
him. He sometime afterward sold this
block, at an advanced price, half to Col.
Cropsey, and half to Secretary Kennard,
and had the deed made direct from the
State instead of making two transfers.
As $2,000.00 was considered a good fair
price for the property at the time of the
sale, and that the Governor has paid the
State tbat amount, we fail to see where
the corruption comes in. This is the
basis-for the 11th article of impeach
ment. I hardly think any Senator can
twist the evidence on this point into a
shape that will justify him to pronounce
him guilty of a misdemeanor in this
The prosecution finished their caso
yesterday forenoon, and in the afternoon
hnmediate'y after the re-convening of
the court, Judge Briggs gave the case an
airing for the benefit of the respondent.
The defendant then began introducing
the rebutting testimony.
Col. J. R. Patrick was the first wit
ness called. He was examined in regard
to sale of the block above spoken of, and
his evidence was substantially the same
as I have stated.
Speaker Collins was next called, he
was followe 1 by Elder Dugan, Elder
Young and Dr. McKisson, who were ex
amined in relation to the value of tbe
land mortgaged to the State to secure
the $1G,8S1,2G borrowed by the Gover
nor. These gentlemen are fimiliar with
this property and know its worth", and
each of them sware that its cash value
was about $30,000 ! How is the State
going to lose this Sacred fund, with good
and sufficient mortgages executed and
recorded in accordance with the law, upon
property worth more than thiice the
The defence will introduce all their
testimony to day, and the case will prob
ably go to the Senate sometime to mor
row, and I apprehend it will take just
five minutes tc decide.
No quorum in the House yet.
A French witer thus descants on Paris
the purified : "The powder has purified
the atmosphere. The red cross banner
waves over the theatre where emperors
and kinss flocked to sec Schneiders can
can. The Champs Elysees are one vast
camp. Where the luxurious cquippagc
of the lorctte swept insolent'y by, the
only vehicles are those of tho military
train. Beside those restaurants which
so lately resounded with the loud laugh
which speaks the vacant mind, varied by
tho pop of the champaign eorks Maud
the tests of the artillery. Transforma
tion, purification." It will be edifying
to note how long this model stati of
morals continues after the siege ends.
f The Presbyterian sociable will be he'd
at the residence of D. I Cameron, to
morrow (Thursday) eveuing. All are
Kan?as and Nebraska were both open
ed for settlements at the same time.
Kansas has now a population nf 350.0 H,
while Nebraska has 16,000. Land
Owner, March lb71.
Bro. Wing, arc you not a little mi-5
taken, please do us justice and give us
correct figures and say Nebraska has
123,000. Why, bles? you Bro. Wing,
Douglas county has more than 20.000
population and it is ia Xt-Lraska.
The ) 0unir gentleman who has lately
assumed the charge of the llulo Hegi
ter does not appreciate "gratis advice '
Irotu old democratic friends ; but is very
much flattered with tho approbation of
such radical sheets as the Plattsmouth
Herald, the Nebraska t ity Chronicle,
and the Brownvillc Advertiser. Thev
sympathise with him, just as rude boys
pet a stray dog that they may tool him
tiil they tie a tin kctlle to his tail and set
him tearing and howling through the
street, for their own diversion JAci.
Not all, Mr, Ana The people of all
parties understand that the ltrgiitcr ro
ilects truly the sentiments of the Demo
cratic party. Pomcioy's Democrat, the
World, tbe St. Loui HrpuLllfan, Sena
tor Frank lilair, Alexander II Stevens,
and all the leading Democrats and Demo
cratic newspapers and politicians, pro
mulgate tho doctrine of overturning the
1 -it li and 15th amendments to tho Con
stitution and tbe reconstruction nets of
Coiigic-s. The Ar, Brownviile Demo
cr-it and otl er Democratic papers in Ne
braska wiil swing into that line so soon
as they cease to fear the effect it would
have on their pecuniary condition and
the politics of tho immediate locality in
which they circulate, or when they be
come as politically fearless and honest as
the Rulo Register. Less than a 3ear
ago tbe Democrat advocated this very
doctrine, but de.-iring tho success of a
part of the Democratic ticket la-t fii.'l in
the largely Republican county of Ne
maha, it changed its tone to catch the
small negro vote of Brownvillc, which
it failed to do, but succeeded in captur
ing enough tender Republicans to have
the desired c fleet.
All leading popular Democratic jour
nals advocate the idea of" non submission
to the Amendments, and it is "only seem
ingly ignored by the small fry who date
through fear that their supply of bread
and butter would be materially affected.
Go in, brother Buell, on your nerve,
for while your friends see nothing in you
but a little dog with a tin pot to your
tail, you have the satisfaction of know
ing that you teach Democratic truth as
taught by Frank Blair. Brick Pomeroy.
the Cincinnati JJnnuirer, and all national
Democrats, and daily practically illus
trated by the K. K. K.'s the Democrat
ic regions of the south. Tt-cumsth
Registrar's Notice. The voters of
Plattsmouth city will take notice that
the Books of Registration will be open
ed on Monday the 27th day of March,
1I71 for the purpose of registering voters
for the ensuing election to be held
April 3d, next. Book will be opened
at the office of Maxwell & Chapman iu
March LSth, 1871.
Sam. M. CnArMAN.
Those who are in need of clothing,
gents' furnishing goods, boots and shoes,
notions, Sec, remember that I have not
changed my raind about going to Europe,
and must c'o.je out by the 1st of May.
My entire stock must bo disposed of by
that time. Wil. SlAI'ELMANN.
Dressed Shine. Tho undersiencd
has recently opened some of the finest
limestone, granite and marble quarries to
be found in the west, cn Lis lands near
South Bend, and is now prepared to fill
any and all orders for fine dressed stone
that he may be favored with- Speci-
rnen may be seen at the quarries or at
the Herald office.
janSdtf Daniel Sweenet.
If you want to buy goods very cheap
we advise you to go to Doom Bros.
For Sale verv cheap. A farm of
160 acres, all fenced and 00 acres in cul
tivation; 8 miles from Pl.-ittsmnuth, and
5 miles from Rock Bluffs. House and
other improvements. Enquire of
jan 16 Jm
JiARNES & 1'OLLOCK.
It is a fisct that Dooms ar selling
go )ds cheaper than any stor? in Platts
Dry Hard and soft wood for sale at
$5 per cord delivered. Post Office Box
3'JO. H. J. Roiiwer.
J. S. O'Brien has removed his Shoe
Store to new block, one door west ot
Post Office. He is now beginning to
receive his Spring Stock, and in a short
time will have one of the most complete
stocks wrst of the Mis.-ouri River He
has made arrangements with Mr. P.
Maxwell to manufacture Boots and Shoes
in the same room, and customcis can
rely gn petting first class custom work
when required. Repairing also done in
Homk Mills, South Wkkpino Wa
ter, Cass Co. Nkb This mill i in
thorough repair. Two run of stone will
grind wheat and corn on toll or exchange,
as parties prefer.
"m. E. Sheldon, Jr.
James B. Folden,
Jan. o'h wtf. Lessees
Canned Goods &c
niehestcash price paid for all kinds of (Jrnin
and Produce, butter, Egg. Hides, Furs and
North East corner main and Fifth St. atta
"Baptist Preaching at the Court House Hall
every Sabbath at II o'clock by Rev. P. M. Mo
Lcod. Prayer meeting every Thursday evening
at the residence of the I'antor. Sabbath f;cheol
mwediately after icrrniDr potticc
(Hailroab iirt Cnblr.
B. A at;
b. 11. -Jo A. M.
J U M.
!--. i-i..(7 a. M.
Ar. l.l.V p m
Ar. l.CS "
TRAIN NO. 3.
R. H IN NEBRASKA.
TR AIN NO ?
Ar. 3.4. P. (
Ar- 3.10 p. M
Ar. 2.40 p. M
Ar. 2.M p. M
Ar. p. Ji
Ar. 1.13 "
Ar. 1.1-2 "
he. 12.4.'. "
TRAIN NO. 4,
Ar. 9 45 A. .V
Ar. K.'io A. M
Ar. 9.(15 A. M,
Ar. 7.35 A. M.
fi.ift A. M
Ar. A. 'i)
Lou i5vi! .
Le. -1.4.1 P. M.
Ar- 8. Itl
rpv mm-". II l,p.
lag 3.J uiiaute slower tluin Chicago.
B. A M. R. R.
iTook effect SunJny Not. 2?.
A ti T 1 VW
Psoifie Kxprc?.. oxotpt Monday
Mail Ecc t Snri'lny ,
Frciclit No. ;" except Sunday
Fn;uht No. except Sunday
-25 a. m.
- 4 ) p. m.
.5:15 p. iu.
Atlnntlo Kxpreer exrcit Saturday MS p.m.
Vnil except Sunday 7:06 a. m.
hrfitf'it No. 5 except Sunday ...1 .::) p. m.
Freight No. 8 except fcundhy 6:00 a! iu!
The Roat leaves riuttfmonth t 8 a. m. Snn
day. The Hhove pivej the arrival and drpfrttint "t
train to and from tho east lnu.k of the MiMKiuri
river. The Atlantic Kxpre arrives at
Rurlinfrfon nt 8:in n. in., nnd the Pacific Kxprn
leaves thtro for Plattfinnutli at ":( p. m.
tC. B. & ST. JOE. R. R.
at ririrrc jrxcTToi iowa.i
COINO XOBTH. COINfl nrrn.
M ail nnd Exprey,...:"J p. in. 7 40 . id.
Niifht Express 8;'!0 n. m- n-.S) p. m.
Thic pive pasener from P1iMn:outb elosa
ronnectton froinr South or North ! leaving bar
on the 5:15 p. in. train.
OMAIIA k SOUTHWESTERN,
i r.Axr.. r.oiNo w.
Omaha ".fm a. m.
f'l.il. Ik o 2.S,,. ro.
I.a Pintle lo.lrt.m.
Cedar I-land M .'fin ni
Omaha Junction 11. Mm. m.
LFA VK. GOIMJ N. It.
Omaha Junction.- 3.30. p. m.
Cedar Island 3.vp.m.
Pnyntern 4.05 p. m.
L I'lnfte 4.30 p. ro.
IScllevue 4 .Vi p. ro
Oinaha 5.30 p. t .
Fap.enjrpr. nnd freight will be tranrerej n
C-der Inland an 1 connuetion made at Omnh
Junction with the morning train poinir Wpt
from IMa'Mmouth to Lincolnon the 1!. A M. P..
R, R. in Nebraska, and tl"e ever.inh train oiii
ea"t from Lincoln to l'lattxmouth.
Train will leave nnd nrrive nt thn depot ef
the Company nt the foof of .lone ptreet. t'ntil
further notice ticket will he o!d on the trinn.
and rates of freight enn be learned f the ofhee
ltho company. J. U. M'U'LTON,
Chief Engineer ard Uen'l SupU
4RRIVAL AND DETARTUEE OF MAILS.
C. R. k St. Joe R. R. Ronth
C. R. X St. Joe R. R. North.
R. .1- M. K. R. Knt.
H. A M. U. R. Weft.
Omaha by Rail
9 p tn. K pc
9 p. m. li.Vipm
9 r m. lo.'Ji p rn
9pm ! a m
U a m.
t Nchrn-kn City, by ?tr.
U p IB.
t Departs, Tuesday, 1 hur'days, auJ
Office hour, from t auto 730 p tn.
Sundays. 12 30 to 1 30 p mr
.1. W. M T( Tl ALT,
Y. M. C. A. Hall over Clark i Plnmmer'
Store I'reachinn every Sabbath afternoon at
3 o'clock: Prayer meet in? every Tuefday even
ing at 7 o'clock : Reading Uoaiopen each day
from 8 a. in. to 10 p. ni.
FTf.ht Phfsbvieiii s Nonh ridenf Main L
ect of Sixth Rev. 1. W. Cameron; Service
vcrv Sabl'Hth ntlla. m. nnd r-:'.'.n p. m. S
dh'School nt 9:30 a- m.. Thos I'ollo. k Supenn
indent. Prayer mect'in every Wednesday
evening nt 6.:V) o'clock.
Mr.TnoniHT Episcopal Weft ido of Fixta
Mriet. south of Main Rer. J. U. Maxfield.
Services every Sabbat h nt lit 30 a. m. and 7 p. m.
Prayer :nee:inp "very Thursday eveninK. Cln.t
Jicetinp every Monday evenine nd immediate
ly after c!oe of rvihhalh morning service
u..v.i..h , h..,l nt l':30 .
CoSOR voATtn a i. Corner Locum nnd T.inhth
treet! Rev. V. Alley. frerviT" every Pabnath
nt 10:30 n. ni. cn I 7 p. m. Sabbath School ut 12:
33 p. m. Prayer meeting every Wednesday
Episcopal Corner Vine nnd Third Mrretf
Rev. II. St. (ieorge Yr.unt. Service everv Snb--h
at 11): XJ a. m. 7 p. m. fcumlay School
at 3 p. in.
Christian Per ices in Court IIoti6 I!ll 0
H. Mnliiy. local preacher. Elder. I.nic Wilei
and T. J. Todd.
Catholic North ideof Pul.!ieSiiirc Rfv
Father Have. Firt Mw every HnV.V-th at t:.'l
- i m 1 . in.'.,, n.
Vcper ond Uenedietinn at 3:") p. m.
at 8 a. in. every week day.
iu.. cct-iimi .mum no.i ciiii'Mi fi
I.O. O. F. RoKniar meeting of Platte Lo'lv.
No. 7.1.0. 0. V. every Thnnd.iy eveaiez. a'
Odd Fellow Hall. Trancient Rrotbtrs an cor
dially invited o visit.
Sam. M. Chapmajc. Scribe.
Is. LL KE. C. IV
Ksichts of Pythias Platte Valley lodir So. ,
S. Regular meetings everyThurfday evcnin
ViMtingbrothcrs alwnva welcome.
R. IIEI.sI.L.'k. '.V C. s'.
V. V. LEONARD. V. P.
M VPOS1C Pi ATTSMOtTH LttDRE N O. fi A. F.
A A. M. Rctriiliir meeting at their hall on tha
firet and third Monday evening of cash month.
Tranaient brcthern invited to visit.
P V V.rwKT.n. te.
II. J . o I iw.l ll l , m
J.W. JonyHos. Sec.
I.O. O. F.l'lattn:onth Encampment No. S. V I
Regular Convocation tho i'nd nnd 4th Fridny'a
of each month ut Odd Fellow Hall cor. 3d and , v
Slain Transient Patriarch cordially invilej
t T v v a p jl a M Regular' i.
necMnij at Ma..jiiiu flail. Gm nn I third li-
J:ly. J. N. V V. M.
(iro. I.. Frriv.LT. Sec.
Shma?! C'Iaptpb No. 3 R. A . M .Regular
eonvoc.it ion accond nnd fourti Tuefday
inh. of eao 'CisoliCs II. P
E. A. KiRSPATRicg. sieo
JTMaRTFrxSta!: Dr.ORrr. Loner. Regular meet
ings of the Fnmily ere held on W ednc-day re
rnt.g on or before the full moon of each mould
VII Master M ion. their wives, i.tcii Rat
d ioenter are Invited to attend. I r.marntJ l-
1 .. . V ,ri, AtrrVi roan V :i r ft ft
" I7 1 1. W Jl ELLbK, R-tro..
IRS. C. A. TVKK. ' t rones.
J. . V ihk. Iioccrder.
I O.O. T. Of. IT IiRANrii. No. 2 E A. Kirk"
trick W. C. T. K. li. Lewi. W.S. Ji. li. W ia-i-jfSm.I-.dge
IH puty. Meet at Court Ho-Le 1 1. I
every "ucdny evening. Traveling leiai.
Exrn ptoR Dr.r.FPg Loner, No. l.-H
Lewi 1. T.;F. E. White D. S. Meetat( art
Hon, i iiall on the Crut and third Saturday "B'
ings of each moiith.
Star op Hope Lodof. No. 8.-0-J- I.,
9. T.: Andrew Colcmen. W. S. MecW at -r,lcannt
every Saturday evening.
,Y. C. T.: Wm. J. Hesscr. W . S.: P. W . I
Lodge Icputy. Meet every W f l ncs.iaj .
Araveuug Aiiiiiii ivp.tvii.,.j .--
IYkpf. Gr.ovc Lonor.. No. 24. Amo .r. -o.
f.C. T.:Ja. Vll'son. W. S.: C. 1 . '!',
oilge Deputy, "teeta every Mitiirday .';'
raveling TempU? : -opoclluliy inviUJ '
aaeet with as.
Wher a Document purport inp to be the 1
Will and Testament. .Kicorge W. M.;
has been filtd in the probate Court o! La'i- un..
ty Nebraska, tor Probate : thi i lo n
parties' .utereted that the hour of 9 o cl-cij
M on Thursday the 6th day of Ai ril A. 1. "
i. hereby Lhlb'1''-
march 10wV - -
w It A IV I.I M. m. !..
PHYs'lCIAN AND SUKOEON.-late L
feon-in-Chief of the Army of i 1'",3r?
Plattsmouth. Nebraska. Office at . J -VO
11 . .. c. f..; .irui,i in.i.ogitc t.rtr..t
son s Lrug.ri."c i.i-... , - ,i.
Plummcrs. Private residence e. riierof. 1 ,
ith atreeta. twe door aouta oi r. r. -j
The undersigned i prepare.l '. "',.,.
freighU betwe.u Plattsmouth and ;'. ,
miuth rn short notice nnd reennf."i' '
niay26du; v J'
1 j trsMi
CIT HOTEL. j i
3. E.noll.nd. Proprietor, corner of Maj"
Third streets. Plattsmouth. Neb :i-l. . g.
been refitted and newly the " c -k
elans accommodation. Board by
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