Nebraska herald. (Plattsmouth, N.T. [Neb.]) 1865-1882, April 27, 1871, Image 1

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Republican convention
At a meeting of the Cass County Re
publican Central Committee, held at
I'lattfuaouth, April loth, 171, it was
lecMid to bM a delegat Convention at
Weeping Water, on
lit 1 p. m., for the purpose of placing in
ioniination three candidate for metu
lrs of the Constitutional Convention,
to be elected on the 2d day of .May next.
It wa.s recommended that the differ
ent Precincts hold meetings at the usual
places of holding elections in the yarioua
Precincts, on
Wednesday, April 2C)t7h 1871,
at 1 p. in., for the purpose of electing
delegates to said co convention. It was
decided to give each l'recinct one dele
pate and one for each twenty or major
fraction of twenty Republican votes cast
at the la-it general election, which gives
rnrrrnt'itirn in thr f 1 i fTV I f n fc 1'rpcinetS
as follows :
Plat ts mouth, 13 Delegates.
Oreapohs, 2.
Ix)ui?vil!e, 4
South Rend, 2
.Salt Creek, 3
Ireenwood, 3
Kluiwood, 3
Tipton, 4
Stove Creek, 4
Weeping Water, 0
Eight Mile Grove, 3
31 1. 1'leasant, 4
Avoca, 3
Liberty, 3
Hock Bluffs. 5
The Committee express the hope that
tho Republican voters of the county will
attend the precinct meetings, and there
by avoid cause for unpleasant feelings in
the hit urc.
II. U. HATHAWAY, Chairman
Orlando Teft, Secretary.
The Rulo Register urges the democ
racv of tin State to norninata straight
democrat candidates for the Constitu
tional Convention ; and asks, ''What
hare th democrats ever gained by act
ing with the Republicans?"
It may be that in Richardson county,
where the democracy win as often if not
' oftener, than the Republicans, they do
not gain anything by acting with Re
publicans ; but in Cass they gained two
members of the Lesislature and one
County Commissioner. Rut in the lan
fijago of the Register, we would ask'
"what have the Rrpurlicans of Cass
ever gained by acting with the Demo
t rats ?" We think we can fully answer
that question by saying that they came
near overthrowing the entire party or
ganization, and they gained very little
beside that some individuals may have
gained a personal victory, but they did
it at a severe cost to the principles of the
party. That has all passed away, how
ever; and we know of no personal or
ether advantages to be gained in Cass by
affiliation with democrats at this time
except to give the democra' a victory
through licpubucan votes, it tnis is
desired, we know of no better way of
accomplishing it than by a mix up. It
is urged by gome '"light weight" intel
lects that a mix should" be had to prevent
Gov. Butler getting into the convention
in other words, in order to pack the
convention against Gov. Butler. Now,
in regard to that matter, we apprehend
th sre is not a sensible man in Cass county
wko will pretend that there is any desire
on the part of any one in this county to
uiir Gov. Rutler up in the constitutiona
convention business i and even if there
was such deire, how would it be avoided
by mixing with the democrats? We
venture the assertion that there are to
day in Cass county as great a per cent.
of Democrats as there Lj of Republicans
who do not endorse the manner in which
the impeachment trial has been conduct
ed ; and we will say plainly that if our
object was to secure a delegation favora
ble to Gov. Rutler we should advocate
a general mixing up as the surest way of
obtaining that result. Rut, again, no
one is so foolish as to suppose that the
people of Cass county, of either paiVy,
endorse all the actions of Gov. Rutler
during his administration of affairs, and
we do not believe there are any creat
number of people in the county who de
sire to have him escape any judgment or
censure he may deserve. Yet they may
be unwilling, as the Herald is to see
. him hounded down by a lot of political
scaJawags of all parties, for the sole rta
soa that he has done things which the
people do not endorse. We return to
the Bubject, however, and ask the candid
Republicana of Cass what has been
gained, either in this county or in the
State, by mixing with democrats? Was
the recent session of the Legislature
characterized by any great outburst of
either talent or honesty that is supposed
- to have beensuperior to what might have
Leon expected of men elected on a
straight Republican ticket? We do not
wish to be understood as finding any
fault with individual member of the
present legislature, but we ask any can
did man to say how much superior they
arc, as a body of legislators, to any for
mer legislature where men were dieted
on a straight party issue. The argument
i sui-ely weak which contends that we
shou'd abandon parties for the purpose
of seU-cting good men, when it admits
that neither party, separately, would
-elect good men. We know that it is
eaid that two negatives willcreatea posi
tive, but Kill two bad parties thrown to-
gether produce a good party ; or will two
sets of men, each of whom, left to their
own action, vould select bad men as can
didates for office if thrown together
'.'ring forth good men as candidates?
We may not have very good reasoning
faculties, but we surely fail to see the
frce of such reasoning as that which
advocates the mixing of parties for the
purpose of securing the best men, when
it is admitted each party desire bad
&en, nominated.
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VOL. 7.
Our brethren of the Democratic per
suasion seem wonueriuuy anxious to
'kick up a bobbery" of some kind in this
county, but they do not seem to knew
exactly how to go about it, since they
have discarded Sir Robert Doom, of
Doomsville, from the councils of the
wise men. They first tried to get up a
"people's" movement, and made an ig
nominious failure. Now they have called
a mass meeting to assemble at the same
time and place as the Republican con
vention. Does it require a very acute
intellect to understand this move? Can
any fair minded man, of any party, en
dorse the spirit which prompts this
move? It bears on the face of it the
intent to create discord in the Rer ubli-
can ranks, me men wiio ongmatcu tno
movement were ashamed to put their
names to the call, knowing full well
that all right thinking men would con
dem the aiovement as one unworthy the
support of honorable politieans. When
a party is driven to such means as this
to secure attention from the public, it is
about time it ceased to exist.
We have often been asked the ques
tion it the members ot the .Legislature
received pay for the time occupied in the
impeachment trial after the expiration
of the Constitutional forty days, and we
have invariably said no, believing what
we said to be true. We were familiar
with the clause of the Constitution
which prohibits such pay; and we had
supposed the only proper way for the
members to obtain pay was to await an
appropriation by some subsequent Leg
islature. But it seems we were mistaken,
and that the members have actually vo
ted pay to themselves in defiance of the
Constitution. Of course this is all right
for Legislators, but would it not be good
ground for impeachment of a Governor
that we might chance to dislike. The
following correspondence ofvthe Brown
ville Advertiser will serve to throw some
light upon this transaction :
Lincoln, Neb., April 15, 1 S71.
Ed. Advertiser: In a reeeut num
ber of the Advertiser you seem to be in
doubt as to whether the members of the
Legislature drew pay for more than forty
davs, as you remark that if you read the
C ivnicfe aright they did. I find the
facts to be as follows: The Constitution
directly says, 1st. : "That each member
shall receive three dollars a day, provi
ded they shall not receive pay for more
than forty days at one session." Sec
ondly: No member shall be appointed
or elected to any office in the State which
shall have been created or the emolu
ments of which shall have been increased
during the term for which he was elect
ed. Now for the facts. The Legisla
ture just adjourned appropiia!cd $lu,COO
with which to pay the expenses of the
impeachment tria's. From this appro
priation each member of the House and
each Senator drew pay of Horn eighty to
one hundred and twenty dollars beyond
the amount limited by the Conti!ulion.
Or in other words the Senators all drew
pay fr eight? days, and the membei'3 of
the House a l drew pay for liom sixty
five to eighty days, (most of them beiDg
absent from Lincoln part of the time)
and all of this was done in one session
of the Legislature contrary to the provis
ions of the Constitution aboTe cited The
Legislature also created the office of
managers, and then appointed five of
their own members to this office, and
they each were paid over and above the
three dollars per day, the fuither sum
of $300, contrary to the rrovisions of
the section f the consdiiion
cited. Now, if the legislators can vii.Vo
the law and the constitution ia tl;'
bold and brazen manner, what right and
justice is there in calling others to : i
account for less flagrant trsnsgressio
when they themselves go unpunished :
We admit that Governor Butler l.r,s
done some things in an informal manner,
and many other things, if you will, that
he ought not to have done. Rut with
all he is charge 1 with, no one. not even
the vile scavenger the J h raid of Oma
ha has laid at his door the wanton vio
lation of the constitution in any one par
ticular. How then shall the State of
Nebraska vindicate the action of our
Legislature before the world, in this im
peachment trial of the Governor? If
we say they done it in the interest of
justice, law and the constitution, the re
ply comes why violate the law and the
constitution in its prosecution, shall we
remain silent and leave it to be inferred
that we had no sufficient cause for this
course, or shall we admit that we cared
little for the law, for justice or the con
stitution so the Governor was deposed.
The old saying that chickens come home
to roost has proven true in many in
stances, and the prexent Legislators had
best beware lest such may be the case in
this impeachment c:ie.
the oi.n neiiLD cokixo.
"Another creditable and important
fact is that the R. & M. R. Co. are sys
tematically colonizing their lauds as rap
idly as possible. Iheir agents in the
East have already sent forwari many
thoa'an'Is or settlers lor Nebraska lands.
The Co. also have European, Agencies at
work, sendirg over colonies of emigrants.
A cable telegram yesterday itorning
from their Liverpool Agency, announces
the departure of the first lot of people
bound for Nebraska. The colonv com
prises about
1G0 persons. Chicane
Railway Review.
The first instalment, as above noted,
arrived safe and sound in this city Satur
day evening, and proceeded westward
to-day. They are forerunners of a large
colony, sent through by Mr. Hayward.
and they expect to locate somewhere be
tween the Rlue and the Republican.
Mr. Steel, the head of the organization,
has been through the west, and informs
us that a very large colony will follow
these lf0 as soon tliev are well located.
Senator Cropsey has issued his "opin
ion" as a member of the impeachment
court for the trial of Gov. Butler, in
pamphlet form. He should add an ap
pendix giving his views on the Gillespie
trial, and then have it incorporated
among the official documents of the
court. If this plan had been adopted at
the commencement f the impeachment
business, and each Senator had produced
his wptten verdict at that time, based
on matters outside the charges, personal
or otherwise, it might hava saved ihe
State at least $50,000.
The game of "bluff" attempted by
the Omaha Herald on the impeachment
question is being so thoroughly under
stood tha: only one or two papers in the
State now pretend to agree with it that
there is any cause for impeaching Gov
ernor Rutler, and they have but little to
say. There is one very significant fact,
and that is that not a single paper in the
State that assumes to say that Rutler is
guilty dares to publish tho evidence
upon which it bases the opinion, while
every paper that takes the evidence as a
guide declares most emphatically that
there is nothing to sustain the charges.
Even Senator Cropsey, in his lengthy
pamphlet "opinion" docs not cite a sin
gle fajt as being proven before the court,
but goes outside to manufacture some
new "cock and bull story " as a reason
why he, as a member of the high court
of impeachment, believes Rutler guilty
of not of the charges, but of some
other thing. Senator Cropsey is too
shrewd a lawyer to rink his reputation
on the assertion that the evidence con
victs Gov. Butler of anything. The
Tecumseh Chieftain has the following
sensible remarks upon the impeachment
question :
"People who have not had an oppor
tunity of seeing the testimony in the
Gov. Rutler impeachment trial, ask vs
every day, "What about the Governor ?"
"What about hia impeachment?" &c
We inform all such, that after carefully
reading and considering the testimony,
wc are convinced that all the Governor's
trouble in this matter is cau.-ed by the
jealousy and malice of unprincipled poli
ticians, disappointed office-seekers, who
the Governor refused to cither appoint
to office or buy with money, and a few
gentlemen in Omaha, who may be said
to be the " gall and bitterness" of that
city, who have never forgiven him for
doing the be?t thing any man has ever
done lor the State, to-wit: Removed
the Capital from Omaha. Notwith
standing he has since done so much for
Omaha and given their railroads an im
petus which they .were likely not to re
ceive without his influence, they per
sitently howl at his heels, determined
to ruin him, ungenerous and unrelenting
as a pack of bloodhounds. Then it is
not for borrowing seventeen thousand
dol!ars from the State that those Omaha
gentlemen clamor ibr his conviction, but
it is an auspicious tiite for persecuting
him becaute he dared taac like a brave,
honest man should, when he signed the
the bill removing the
to work to build up a beauti.'ul Capital
for the eople he tcrved, in the interior
ot the i-tate.
We do not char-re this unreasonable
wai Tare upon all v ruaha, nor upon a
majority, for we believe that a majority
of the citizens of that city are the Gov
ernor's friends.
The Articles of Impeachm at contain
about a dozen vli.-iuict char-.-cs. The
inipcachcr.? have abandoned ;Ji of theui
excepting the first, and that is in regard
to the $17, OOO which everybody heard
so much about last fall. If our readers
should read ovcry word ef the testimony
they would find nothing more or less in
it than what the Governor told them in
his speeches previous to the last election.
He sorrowed money from the State and
secured it to the State by ample securi
ty. He never denied getting the money,
the people elected him with full knowl
edge or the transaction : yet the liu
peaohers co to work at the rate of
$300,000 a day out of the pockets of the
people of the State, and spend weeks in
examining witnesses to prove it! and
then pretended that it was sufficient to
convict and turn him out of office. This
isthejistof the impeachment, and the
way the matter stands. We once in
dorsed the "seventeen thousand dollar
st jal" as some please to term it, by
voting for Governor Rutler we still in
dorse it tho people of the State in
dorsed it the counties where his bitter
est opposition was: Nemaha and Dou -las,
indorsed it. Now do the peon e
turn around and want a man ruined for
the very acts they formerly indorsed?
.Not so, in the State of Nebraska. Jhe
Governor is not impeached, as some
assert, in the minds of an unp:ejudiced
Never forsake a friend. When ene
mies gather around, when sickness falls
on the heart, when the world is dark and
cheerles. is the time to try true friend
ship. The hert that has been touched
will redouble its effort 3, when the friend
is sad or in trouble. Adversity tries true
friendship. They who turn from the
scene of distress betray their hvpocrisy,
and prove that interest only movc-'them.
If you have a friend who loves you
who has studied your interest and hap
piness, be sure to sustain him in adver
sity. Let him feel that his former kind
ness is appreciated, and that his love
was not thrown away. Real fidelity may
be rave, but it exits in the heart. Who
has not seen and felt its powers ? They
only deny its wonh and power who have
never either loved a friend, or labored to
make him happy. The good and kind
the affectionate and the virtuous, see
and foci the heaven'y principle. They
would sacrifice wealth and happiness to
promote the happiness of others, jmd in
return, they receive the reward of their
love, by sympathizing hearts and count
less favors, when they have been brought
low by distress and adversity.
Since it has been talked about that
the Democratic Convention was called
at Weeping Water on Friday for the pur
pose of trying to bre:d: up the Republi
can Convention called at the same time
and place, wo find nearly all the fair
minded Democrats deny any knowledge of
1'ie call, and say it was made informally
and without authority. The fact that
no name appears to the call is evidence
of the correctness of this statement.
Authorized party calls are generally
signed by some person. In the present
instance the call proves to be an orphan,
' without repcctable parentage.
A correspondent, in a notice of a wed
ding he recently attended, gives an
amusing account of the discomfiture of
a beau, in an attempt to get the tipper
hand of a young girl, whom, from her
modest, downcast eyes and impresuming
demeanor, he doubtless thought a fair
butt for his shafts of wit : " Do you
know what I was thinkin? of all the
time during the ceremony ?" asked he.
No-sir, what?" "Why, I was blessing
my stars that I was not the bridegroom.
"And I suppose the bride was doing the
same thing, ' replied the fair antagonist.
It is well known that a large amount
of business Is being done by different
Insurance Companies in this State.
The people are paying out their money,
and the money, all of it, is being sent
out of the county to be invested mostly
on mortgage in the large cities in the
cast. Now, it does seem to us, that
this drain on our money ought to be
checked ; and that a part of the money
at least, ought to be invested in Real
Property in this State. Our security is
just as good as any other, and much
better than in some places in the east.
Any prudent insurance agent in this
State can find abundant opportunity to
invest monies at home at no more risk
at a higher rate of investment than
places in the east. This evil of seeking
foreign places to invest money is becom
ing so common, that even the great State
of New York is now passing a law com
pelling companies doing business in that
State, to invest at least fifty per cent, of
their premium received in that State.
Shall we not do likewise? Relow please
find a text for a law on the subject. It
is to be hoped that next month, when
the legislature sits, they will pass this
law. S.
Be it enacted by the legislature of the
State of Nebraska.
Sec. 1st. That insurance companies,
incorporated by any other State or terri
tory, doing business in this State, under
the laws thereof, are hereby required to
loan, secured by mortgage on Real Prop
erty in this State, fifty per cent, of the
amounts of the premiums received on
policies issued in, or to be issued in this
State said loans to be made under such
regulations as the said companies may
adopt, not inconsistent with the laws of
this State.
Sec. II. That in addition to the
statement now required by section 5,
chapter 25, revised statutes, a further
statement shall be made of the amount
of premiums received by said companies
or their agents, on policies issued in, or
to be used in this State ; and the amount
of money secured by mortgage in this
State, said statement to be made and for
warded to the Auditor of State, on the
first Monday of January and July in
each year.
Sec. 111. A failure of any Insurance
Company, or Agent, to comply with the
provisions of the foregoing sections, shall
he subject to the fine now imposed by
law, and shall be debarred from doing
business in this State; and it shall be
the duty of the Auditor of State to
cancel any certificate of authority that
may have been issued to any company,
or its agent, or agents, that shall luil to
comply with the provisions of this act.
Sec. IV. It shall be the duty of the
Auditor of State to forward copies o'i
this act to the President, Secretary or
Agent of the respective Insurance Com
panies to which certificates to do busi
ness, have been issued.
Sec. V. This act shall take eficc
July 1st, 1STK
Trouble From Vnht of i'nlciiliition.
We arc forcibly reminded of the inci
dent in the popular narrative of Robin
son Crusoe when he built a boat, and on
its completion found that he could not
get it to the water, by the fact just dis
covered, that Rothermel's great picture
of the battle of Gettysburg, painted for
the State of Pennsylvania, can not be
accommodated in any room of the Capi
tol at Harrisburg. This little trouble
likewise recalls the memory of a want of
foresight in a ship builder who con
structed, many years ago, at Dublin, the
first steamer con.-tructed in Ireland.
The vessel was very beautiful in outline
and finish, but when launched in the ba
sin adjacent to tt.e shipyard, it was
found that she was much too large to
pass through the locks in order to enter
the Li By. As those locks happened to
be built of enormous blocks of granite,
dowellcd together with iron, and, more
over, as it was necessary to obtain spe
cial permission from the government to
temporarily remove them, it may be
judged what must havebeen the chagrin
of those concerned. Rut she had to
come out, cost what it would and cost
it did. A Russian frigate was once con
structed in the midst of a forest near St.
Petersburg for the sake of having the
timber at hand, and it was not until she
was completed that the fact dawned
upon the builder that a canal would have
to be cut through a hill to float her to
the Neva. So much for want of fore
thought which shrewd people are apt to
term ' 'calculation. " Tech unionist
The DinurTbIeat Ibe While House
Nothing is ever offered in the way of
refreshments at the White House. One
of our veteran correspondents says that
the last nutritious offering, there cheese.
General Jackson received on New Year's
day, and having previously received from
warm-hearted Democratic coustit uents in
New York, a mountain of cheese, he
shared it with his callers, and each went
away with a tremenduous chunk. At
the State dinners, of course, the repasts
are bountiful, and guests are not unlre-
5uently present at the family dinners.
he Grants are given to hospitality.
Wishing a glass of water, I was invi
ted by a very polite attendant, a few
days since, into the family dining-room,
and there given ice water, (the water
itself, no doubt, from the celebrated War
Department spring, whose purity ia re
nowned), clear as crystal and far more
refreshing. The family dinner-table was
set for eight, whereas the family num
bers but five, but the waiter says that
it is customary, as there is company to
dinner nearly every day. In the center
stood a silver ornament filled with flow
ers. At each end of the table was amode-late-sized
bouquet beautifully arranged.
The large, white damask napkin beneath
the central ornament was fluted to foim
a circle, and in each flute was placed a
particle of scarlet honeysuckle. Scarlet
fruit napkins, gracefully arranged, were
placed at intervals. At every plate, be
sides a goblet of water, were three glass
es for wine. All the glass was of the
finest, as was also the linen. Finger
bowles and desert service was on the
aide-table. Washington Cor. of the N.
Y. World.
In Peru, printers have been exempted
from service in the National Guard.
American printers didn't ask for exempt
ion from military service during our late
war, but were among the very first to
shoulder their 'shooting stick and march
to the 'field of glory.'
We had a great desire to know who
constituted the "people" in this locality,
hence we repaired to the Court House at
precisely 2 p. m. to-day for the purpose
of ascertaiuing. We found there assem
bled in Mass Convention Mr. J. C. Fox
(people No. 1), Messrs. J. N. Wise,
Wm. Wintersteen and Josiah Moorej,
peoples Nos. 2, 3 and 4. In the course
of half an hour Dr. John Black's eane
came up stairs, took a sly peep around
the room, gave a broad grin, and retired
in good order. It was said by some
mischievous boys that Mickelwait was
across the street behind Brom's Cigar
Factory watching to see how large a crowd
assembled before he would make his ap
pearance. He did not show himself.
At 3:10 No. 2 came down stairs, looked
around and struck for home. At 3:12J
No. 4 walked defiantly down Main street,
looked savagely around aud muttered
"Brick Pomeroy is all right. I don't
care what they say against him." At
3:15 Nos. 1 and 3 walked quietly down,
and we thought we could hear No. 3
urging No. 1 to "withdraw his personal
objections" to being a candidate for the
Constitutional Convention, but No. 1
seemed disinclined to do so. At 3:20
Sheriff Johnson proceeded to lock the
Court House, and thus ended the grand
movement of "the people irrespective
of party."
Eegal Knowledge.
The following letter has been received
at the lrwune office
State op Nebraska,
Executive Depa
rl'24, 1S71. )
Lincoln, Apr
Tribune Co., Omaha, Neb
Gentlemen : I will be thankf ul for a
reference to any law authorizing the Ex
ecutive of this State to offer a reward for
the capture of an escaped convict.
Very Respectfully,
Your ob't serv't,
Wm, II. James.
In reply to the above, the Tribune
Company those of whom it has been
pos-ible to consult would most respect
fully declare, that so humble an institu
tion is supposed to have a great deal less
knowledge of the laws of the State than
its Executive Head.
The Tribune Com any also begs leave,
with the utmost de.erence, to suggest,
that if there is no discretionary power
conferred on the acting Governor to pre
serve the peace and safety of the Com
monwealth, a provision to that desirable
end should certainly be made by the
coming Constitut'onal Convention.
We may also deferentially add, that it
has not been possib'e, since the receipt
of the above, to consult even deathman
compo.-ing the Tri' une Company, and it
may be that some or ttiem. it mere
were time to make a sufficiently diligent
research, might possess the desired in
formation. All which is most respect
fully submitted to the consideration of
the Acting Uovernor. Umaha iriuune.
Another ire.
About 12 o'clock on Sunday night the
fire bells announced another conflagra
tion, which we found to be at the place
of Jacob Hawke, Esq., on Oth street.
It was first di.-covered in Mr. llawke's
stable, and was so far advanced that a
hor.-e and two calves, winch were stabled
in it could not e taken out, but per-is-hed.
From this the flames communi
cated to a stable belonging to Thomas
Morton, and another belonging to John
Rueter, all of which were consumed in
a few minute?. The wind was blowing
JVoiu the south, and several wood build
ings were in imminent dan2r, but the
otij'ne was put in working condition in
t'me to -:ve all but the barns enume
rated. Considerable excitement pre
vniled, but the firemen did nobje and
effective work, and saved a vast amount
of property. The residence of Mr.
Hawke took fire and narrowly escaped
The fire was no doubt the work of an
inecndiaiy, as it could not result from an
accident at such a time and in such a
place, but the miscreant is still unsus
pected and probably no clue wiM ever be
obtained as to who did it. Neb. City
In the language of ur illustrious
Omaha cotemporarics, "what a sad com
mentary on the State officers." Does
the Omaha Herald suppose that the
fact of 11. Hawke being a member of
the State Senate had anything to do
with this fire ? Is not this fire sufficient
grounds for impeaching the Otoe dele
gation ?
Attachment to Newspapers.
The strong attachment of subscriber?
to well conducted newspapers is fu'ly
confirmed by publishers. "Stop my pa
per," words of dread to new beginners
in the business, lose their terror alter a
paper has been established for a term of
year. So long as a paper pursues a
just, honorable and judicious course,
meeting the wants of its customers in
all respects, the ties of friendship be
tween the subscriber and the paper are
as hard to break by an outside third par
ty as the links which bind old friends in
business or social life. Occasional de
fects and enois in a newspaper are over
looked by thoso who have become at
tached to it through its perusal for years.
They sometimes become dissatisfied with
it on account ef something which has
slipped into its column, and may stop
taking it ; but the absence of the famil
iar sheet at their homes or office for a
few weeks, becomes an insupportable de
privation, and they hasten to take it
again, and possibly apologize for having
stopped it. This we believe to be the
common experience in the history of all
estaolished newspapers. No friendship
on earth is more constant than that con
tracted by the reader for a journal whjch
makes an honest and earnest effort to
merit his continued support- Cuba
A newspaper comes to the Tribune
from a western city with this indorsement
upon the margin : "X or be damned."
The alternative is fearful, but, as of two
evils, the Tribune makes it a rule always
to choose the least, it declines to "X."
A "little story" is appropriate here.
Some years ago a man of culture and
good taste went to hear a well known
ranter preach. Getting disgusted be
fore the sermon was half through, he
left his seat, and was going on tip-toe
toward the door, when the preacher
roared out: "Young man! hadyourath
er go to hell than hear me preach?"
Somewhat startled at first, the young
man faeed about, and with a graceful
bow, responded, "On the whole parson,
I thick I wou!d.iV. Y. Tribune lttk.
27, 1S7I.
Eadies Mhould Head.
It is a creat mistake in female educa
tion, to keep a young lady's time and at
tention devoted only to the fashionable
literature of the day. If you would
qualify her for conversation, you must
give her something to talk about, give
her education in the actual world and
its transpi ng events. Urge her to read
the newspapers, and become familiar
with the present character and improve
ments ot our race. History is ot some
importance; but the past world is dead;
we have nothing to do with it. Our
thoughts and concerns should be for the
present world ; to know what it is and
improve its condition. Let her have an
intelligent opinion, and be able to sus
tain conversation according to the men
tal, moral and religious improvement of
our times. Let the gilded annuals and
poems on the centre-table be kept part
of the time covered with weekly and
daily journals. Let the whole family,
meu women and children, read newspa
Two Senators, who, under the consti
tution, are required to try impeachment,
sat on this inquisition, refused the ac
cused any hearing before the committee,
assisted in gathering the material tor
the indictment and then sat to try the
bill thus found. The gentlemen who
occupy this enviable position before the
people ot this btate are Messrs. Ihomas
and Sheldon.
This is the "fair play" they afforded
an accused man whom they had in the r
power. These are facts for the people
and deserve consideration. Nemaha
Valley Journal.
It is the province and dutv of crand
juries to investigate reports of criminali
ty, and to nnd indictments when they
believe the law has been violated ; but
in courts of justice the members of a
grand jury which has found an indict
ment, are not allowed to sit upon the
pettit jury to try the person indicted.
This rule which is evidently right, was
not followed in the matter of the im
peachment of the Governor, and we are
convinced that it should have been, es
pecially when another phase of the case
is considered, viz : That there was at the
last fall election a determined effort where
it cull be done, to pack both branches
of the Legislature again t the Governor.
In other words, men were elected pledged
to press his impeachment, at. all events,
right or wrong, testimony or no testimo
ny. We understand that the investiga
tion should have been confined to.the
lower House, and that the Senate should
have had nothing to do with it but to
try the accuied upen the articles pre
sented by the House according to the
law and testimony. The management,
or manner of conducting the trial, tale
it from beginning to end. was manifestly
unjust to the Governor, and it is pre
posterous to say he had a fair trial.
Some Senators who knew better than to
do the way they have done are to be
pitied for their lack of backbone. We
do not envy a man his position when he
dare not be jut to his fellow man. Pres
sure I "outside pressure," and previous
pledges are excuses, it is true, but very
poor ones for the sacrifice of one's man
hood. lecumsch thi'ftaiu.
ITnhappy HarrinPA.
The universal expectation of married
people is, that their married lives will
always be happy ones. Deluded dre im-
ers 1 They imagine they are different
from other people, and that when they
enter the portals or matnmonv, love.
peace and prosperity will ever be their
attendants- buch had better by iar con
sider themselves the same as others, but
form iron resolutions, to do differently
trom other married ' people resolutions
that will keep i'rom the dangerous coasts
on which so many have beeu wrecked and
ruined. Uuhappy mariages depend up
on many causes. Previous to marriage,
many try to appear more intellect uaf,
more amiable, or more accomplished
than they really are. Depend upon it,
that love brought into existence by a
moonlight stro 1, strengthened by deceit
and fashionable displays, and finally con
summated through the influence of in
triguing friends, will fade in after life al
most as fast as the flowers which com
pose the bridal wreath.
What would life be without birthdays?
a dreary desert without a green spot
in it. That's S3. Old people don't
seem to have a clear idea of the import
ance of such little fellows as you or I,
except on our birthdays. Then they
come to their senses, and make a special
pudding expressly for us, produce a
new jacket, or trowsers with pockets, and
are wonderfully civil for people of their
years We are heroes on our birthdays;
our big brothers and sisters are nobodies,
and we can "boss" the household from
morning to night. That's what I like,
don't you? Jirumie Smith, a friend oi
mine, says his parents don't keep his
birthdays. I don't think this is right.
I think it makes home dearer to us, io
make something of us once a year.
Mother says it does, and mother is al
ways right.
Wc Like to Nee.
We like te see young ladies known to
be implacable enemies kiss each other
very affectionately when they meet. It
reminds us of a man named Judas, who
lived many years ago. We like to see a
fashionably dressed lady promenading
the streets with a blue silk dress, trailing
a yard behind her in the mud it cleans
the streets so nicely. We like to see
young men very polite and obliging to
other young ladies, who are scarcely
civil to their sisters at home it proves
that the lords of creation are void of de
ception. We like to see little boys come
to church in the evening and auiue
themselves by sticking pins in their
sleeping neighbors it shows that they
are not burying their talents in the earth.
We like to see a man invariably throw
his hat, boots and dirty linen on the floor
for his wife to pick up it is evident
that he remembers his promse to cherish
her. We like to se a nun abuse a
newspaper and declare it is not worth
reading, and then borrow it regularly
from hineighbor it proves that he is a
falsifier.and that the trnthis not in him.
As old Van Shroomps was giving his
youngest, who was inclined to be lazy, a
good cowhiding, the boy cried cut:
"Oh! don't ladder; it makes me smart!"
"Dat's shoost vat I wants," said the old
man as he whacked away with renewed
Impecunious lovers are Eadly persecu
cuted by Maine fathers. Out in Pi&cat
aquia county there is a suit going on
now, which is brought by the stern pa
rent of a lovely being against a young
man of the neighborhood, claiming $00
for luncheons, horse baitings, and court
in fires furnished to defendant while
courting plaintiff's daughter. Whether
the young man has married the daughter
of the thrifty father, does oot transpire-
NO. 4
A correspondent of the Chro"lcle in
timates very strongly, although in a
round-about manner, that impeachment
managerrs Doom and Porter sold out to
Gov. Butler on the evening before the
final vote was to have been taken. In
justice to Gov. Butler we foci iuclined
to deny the insinuation. They may
have come to his room for the purpose
of selling out, as indicated in the com
munication, but Butler used to be in tho
cattle business, and is a good judge of
the value of steers.
Our friend Reed, who is in charge of
the new Midland Locomotives has "sto
len a march" on us and taken the new
machines" to Lincoln before we had
time to inspect them. Chronicle.
You might have inspected them had
you been in Plattsmouth. The said lo
comotives were crossed here, and went
to Lincoln on the B. & M. track.
Men are never pleased in such ex
tremes but there is a light to guide
There is a paper published in Indiana
called the Gimlet. Its enemies call it a
Brighnm younji is said to haveJost 27
mothers-in-law in five years.
An advertisement was sent to the print
er in which occurred the words, "The
Christian's Dream: No Cross. No
Crown." The blundering compositor
made it read, "The Christian s Dream :
No Cows, No Cream!"
In Albany on Sunday night, the Rev.
Mr. Waters, while preaching, stopped a
few moments and then said : "I am rare
ly if ever annoyed by people talking. I
am not to-nipht, but 1 am afraid the con
gregation is !" You could have heard a
pin drop during the balance of the ser
mon. Id upper Egypt rains were abundant
eighty years ago, but have ccacd since
the Arabs cut the trees down along the
.Nile. In lower Egypt the Pasha has
made extensive plantings of trees and
rainjsjjnow frequent in Alexandria and
I nl Women and Thin.
Are you too fat? Eat less food, with
a larger pioportion of meat ; rise early
in the morning and exercise much. This
will reduce your weight. Even dimin
ishing the quantity of food alone, with
out any other change, will be sure to do
it. It is impossible that executive fat,
cither in horse or man, can hold out
against a persistant reduction in the
quantity of food. And if the reduction
be gradual and judicious, tha strength
is not lessened, but is steadily increased,
until the excess in fat is all gone.
And I will add that, after two or three
Jays, there will be no sense of hunger
until the excess has been removed.
Are you to thin? Sleep more bv go
ing to bed earlier ; do not overwork ; eat
frerly ot cat meal porridge, Graham
mash, cracked wheat and hulled corn ;
and all with milk and sugar. Cultivate
a cheerful, happy temper.
No man should attempt to do more
than one thing at a time. When you
have finished slandering your neighbors,
go and say your prayers, but don't at
tempt to do both at once.
The Topeka papers announce the abo
lition of the "free puff" system, so far
as those papers aie concerned. This
is wise, and we are glad to see it adopted.
This whole thing of puffing and blowing
every little wooden nutmeg affair that
comes along, and that, too, before the
public has any opportunity of knowing
anything about it, has been carried quite
too far by the press generally, so far as
we can judge. For ourselves, we do not
mean to lend our columns to endorsing
and writing up everything that turns
up, unless we have good reason to be
lieve that the 6ame has real merit and
worth, be it a concert, a fair, a theatri
cal performance or anything else. Law
rence Tribune.
JiJnisters' Itiet.
One reason why the apostles preached
so powerfuly was that they had healthy
food. Fish was cheap along Gallilee,
and this, with unbolted bread, gave
them plenty of phosphorus for brain
food- These early ministers were never
invited out to late suppers, with chicken
salads and doughnuts. Nobody ever
embroidered slippers for the big feet of
Simon Peter, the fisherman preacher.
See that your minister has a full haver
sack. Feed him on gruel during the
week, and on Sunday he will give you
gruel. What is called the "parson's
dose" in a turkey or fowl is an allegory
setting forth that in many communities
the minister comes out behind. A frail
piece of sausage trying to swim across a
river of gravy on the breakfast plate,
but drowned at last ; "the linked sweet
ness long drawn out" of flies in the mo
lasses cup; the gristle of a tough ox,
and mealy biscuit, and old peas, in which
the bugs lost their lives before they had
time to escape from their saucepan, and
stale cucumbers cut into small slices of
cholera morbus, are the provender out
of which we are trying at Princeton and
Yale and New Rrunswick, to make Sons
of Thunder. Sons of mush ! From
such depletion we step gasping into the
pulpit, and look so heavenly pale that
the mothers in Israel are afraid we will
evaporate before we get through our
first Sermon. Tnhnadte.
Estray Notice.
Strayed on to the premise" o' tb undersigned
in Set-lion cletren. Township ten. Hune elercn.
on the lot h inst., a dark chestnut U2:ie about
live ye;ir old. The owner will Ic.e cl
prve property, pay charges and take her
Weeping Water, Nebraska. April 20th. 1871.
nnrl 27w5t B. J. HOWELL.
prepared to furnish all clause with con-Uint
mployinent at home, the whole of the time or
for the spare momenti. Business new, light
and profitable. Persons of either sex can easily
earn from fitty cents to Pve dollars per evening
and a porpotional sum by devoting their whole
time to the business. Boys and girls earn nearly
as much as men. .That all who see this notice
mav send thuir address, and test the business.
we make thisunpnralleled offer. To such as are
not well satisned. we win genuine uonar to pay
for the trouble of writing- rull particulars, a
valuable sainnle Wtni-h will do to commence
wore on, and a copy of The Ptnplc'i Cvmitunion
one of the largest, an best tan-117 newspapers
published all sent tree oy mail, deader.
you want permenact, p-ofitat-le work.
Augusta Maine.
The undersigned is prepared to transfer
freight between Flattmoutn ana r.;tst .rrnts
mouth rn short notice and reasonable t is.
18 i-tiSMSBKl) BT
Ki(foB Alio rork'iXTt.
-0Jfi corner Main and Son J tret r-
TERMS : perlannma. or 1K
mi - am
FOX &.,
ATTORNEYS AT LA W. PneelaJ attention
frivon to probate nnd land titlo oai"r!I
Office in the Masonic ltlock, Witia Street.
Plattsmouth. Nebraska.
M 4UEI.L & C:i 4IMI 4,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW and Solicit. iif
h an eery, 1'latiamouth, Nebraska. Oflu-6 ovu
hits & Buttery's lra store. fai.rl.
Oenerai Life. Accident. Fire. Inland and Tru
Insurance A reiit. Will take iik at rrason
alile rates ii ihe most reliable Co'u panic in tu3
'lilted Mates. Ililic-e opu. Kite tlieLourt lloui-e.
rhit.siiK.ut i. Nebraska. uiaylti,
ATTORNEY AT LAW an I Solicitor in Chak
eery. Agents lor Kuilroai A.unds Flattsinuuln.
GKO. 8. Si'iril. CKO. K. MIA PIC
fcMITII A. ItAIi:il
Attorney nt Law, and Ucnernl Collectinir A ren.e
W ill practice in HI court o the istate ami wes
tern Iowa. Mlii-c over Clark X l'luiumer'a (lore
oppositethe ilrooks liuu.-e.
n if. WIIKEL. II, CO.,
Real Estate and Taj Payinn Agents. Notiric
Public, Fire and Lite Insurance Agents, I'l itt
aiouth. Nebraska, ie: U
professional services to the citizen of ( awvoun
tT. Retsidencesouthe irt corner of Oak and Sixth
street; oBice on Main street, opposite Couif
House, l'lattfuiouth. Nebraska.
Having permanently located at Weeping Wa
ter Falls, tenders his professional service to tLe
citizens of Cass county. Ncbratlr. Iju';'.i!.
r. Ij. TKCIiCIt,
" " k in hi line .n short notice and in the oet
e. Contract for building made on reaeoua-
i jleru. hop one block south of Platte Val
I! gyousw. julyild.
J. Y. ItAWI.I.-VS. SI. !.,
PHYSICIAN AND SURG EON, late a gur-peon-iii-Chief
of the Army of the Potomac,
l'latUmouth. Nebraska. Ulllee m O. F. JoLn
son's Drugstore Main street, opposite Clark
Plunimers. Private residence corner of Rock ac
C. HEISEL, Proprietor. Having recently betir
repaired and placed in thorough running order
lOO.IKN) JIuMicls of Wheat wanted iinmodiatelr
for which the highest market price will be paid
fangS wtf.
IlI.TON imos.
to do work in good stylo, on short notice. nnJ
ss cheap a the cheapest. jjhop. corner of
Main and Fourt ti streets. ugJldtf
Day Boarding, per week. f 5,fK
Hoarding and l.odh). per week. 7 to lit
F'ree Buss for the use of the guestsof the house
Lot N Slit KY Jt EjiSKY, Prop's
inarch 31dtf
Phelps Paine.
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SALE.-TwoloUinGlcnwood. Chean.
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Plattsmouih. near the Mi-souri river, with1
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HKcmeni to proatico power equal to a M hor.-e-
powerstciim encinc. Ihe present owner iseu
gaged in o''ier bu.ine-. i;nd cannot devolo Ih'V
attention in -lie busincix of uirllinz. and wil ?
sell said water power !Vi n reasonable price.
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