Nebraska herald. (Plattsmouth, N.T. [Neb.]) 1865-1882, June 29, 1871, Image 1

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r Office corner Main and Second street, so
oni ttory.
TCRMS : Weekly, f 2.00 per ennuti if 1 aid in
$2.50 if cot raid 5n advance.
We fcc it stated that the Constitution
al (Vnvcnrion has passed a resolution re-fii-intr
to circulate the pamphlet issued
l;y direction of the State Board of Im
migration. The certainly had a right
to pass such resolutions, and if the Good
Templar's Lodge at Omaha hud passed
a similar resolution that would end the
tuattcr. There is no Statute law com
pelling, cither hody to circulate thLs doc
ument. tiie hi ri iA(a; iu:.vriox.
The suiTmge Committee, Mr. Max-
veil Chairman, have reported their pro- ;'d amendment to the Constitution, I
hut we have not yet received a co, y of I
tacir r
poit. e understand thai tney ;
he word "male," tut cr.rrraft, as '
retain the word "male,'
si compromise, a proposition as follows :
"The Iblaturo may extend hy law the
.,.,.. . ' ,
liL'tit ol mi lira ire to per.-ons hoc Ijciciu
enumerated ; Lut no such law shall he in
J'oree until the same shall have heen fub
mitte 1 to a vote of the pec pie at a gene
ral election, and approved hy a majority
f nil the votes ca-t tn that ouestion at
bach election."
Till- COI RJ'S.
The opinion ems to prevail that the
Constitutional Convention will provide
:;ir at least four Judicial Districts, and
that t;!i independent Supreme bench of
three Judges will he provided for. A
tcsohuii'u has been introduced to make
live di4ricts, as follows:
1. Hichardson, l'awnec, John.-on
iage, JetFerson, J r. iit and JacLfOn
ntie v
Otoe and Lancaster
Saunders, Seward,
Saline, IJutler, t'olk, York and lilluiure
ci. unties.
I. Douglas and Dodge counties.
:,. Wa.-hington, Burt, Cuming, Da
kota, Dixon, Cedar, L' cau-iii-Court,
I !.!!, 'ieice, Wayne, Madison, Stanton,
Cu'fas, 1'iatte, Merriek, Holt, Boone,
Gr..i-y, Howard Buffalo, Sherman,
Val! Dawson, Harrison, Monroe,
Ti "r, and Cheyenne counties.
The Omaha Herald, correspondent
" The Judiciary Committee will rc
, oi l on Tuesday next. TlK-y will pro
vide for County Courts with I 'rebate
powers, criminal jurisdiction in case of
ml, 1 'meanors and civil jurisdiction up to
;.")"( : four District Courts, with Judges
ri'v-vd for lour years, at a salary of
': a Supreme leneli et tinee
JuLes. eleeted l'-.r six years, at the
saT viliry ; the tir.-t election t:tbc lor
f.vo, fi ur and'six years, atid decide the
i . . i - i :
-')' etive tern:- t'V iri, me one eirauiii
ite.-t terui to be Chief J ustiec,
it-1 this rule to p. o vail thereafter,
'i l.o rvevaiiiii!.' -eu-.e of the committee
( i
!.-o to say that the ju lges thall not be
te I at any general election nor wiiliin
d.ivs beiure or after such election-"
t 1 1 k i:xi:t i Ti i i:.
'J iie Judiciary Committee of the Con
s:itutional Convention have reported
i . ( etnaicnding twenty-six articles to the
Kxei utivc Department of the New Con-
stitu'V'ti. As it is likely to be chained
that before its adoption, we will
:ive t no ircncrai leaturcs. it pro-
t t T
vul.-s pr tlie election jT a ( rjvernor,
J.i-ut.-nant liovcrnor, Secretary of State,
Au l tor. Treasurer. Superintendent of
I'ublic Instruction and Attorney Cene
ial, w!:o sli d! each hold office for the
t'.r.ii ef nv,i years, anl each of whom,
..'. .;-t the Lieutenant fb-vemor, shall
re-i lo at thetajitcl. The Treasurer
iuC ! e ii-r..;Llo tor otuee for two years
i. -x: alter the end of the term for which
....... s
h: w leeted. None of the above ofii
c hal! be eligible to any other olliee
the period for which they shall
have been elected. (lives the tJovernor
owi r to remove persons appointed by
LI n. The Lieutenant Uovcrnoi shall be
lVesident of the Senate, entire I to a
vote only when the Senate is equally di- !
i led. We give the section entire regu
lating lies and :-a!ari"s. as follows:
7. ty. The officers named is this arti
cle slirjl receive for their services a sala
ry, an i they shall not. after the expira
tion of the terms of those in otiice at
the adoption of this Constitution, re
ceive to their own use any fees, costs,
pcT-r'.iisites of ofile- or other compensa
tion. Anl all fees that may hereafter
re payable by law for any service per
farmed by any officer provided
t'-r in this article of the Constitution,
'. .11 Lc paid in advance into the State
; ejsnry.
The salary of the Governor shall be
-. ,i".M. Th..- ralary of the Secretary of
" ate, of 'the Auditor of j tiMie ac
ints and of Sup-mUeiident of Public
1 : -auction shall each no "M'. 1 lie
... .ry of Treasurer hall ! .2,:. . 'l lie
sal.irv of AUorn.'v Gen'-ial sli i!
' oi .-Vie'rii 'v iieu'-ui sii i:i : e ;
n, l. ",o i ,-.! i
i ue Kn.uo.uani .ioui;ioi -inoi
W ice the compensation ofa Scoa- j
cUon '. provides iiiai an o;::ccrs ex- i
members of the general assemble !
v.-Ai inferior t.fiicers as may be by
. xeicptcd, shall, before they enter
. Juries of their respective o.lices, subseii
do s ilemiil
e t!
following oath or ;
swear (or alTi: ml that
su-.jioi t the CoTistitu'ion of the
e- a;i ; :-; (...uisi.tat'.on "U
e of No! raska.aud will faithlul
a:.rc: tic dutie-; of my olli ;
1 to the best cd' my ability ; and
.ave not, knov.'ii-ly or inteti
paid or contributed anything, or
promise m tli-j nature of a
.iiivctlv or indirectly influence
at the election at whLh I was
;: "o till the said office, and have
..tod nor will I accept or receive,
or indirectly, any money or other
.'. '. t thing, from ar.y CGiporation,
; or person, for any vote or inrlu
I ! .r:y give or withhold on any bill,
u '.e;i or appropriation, or for any
I'.ciul act."
) :'-ier oath, decbiratici or tc;t
A. A bo required as a pualiGcation.
e ; i twenty-six provides that all
.- i mentioned in this article shall
beds in double the amount of
v. M-.-h inay corns into their hands.
VOL. 7.
I.ooUm ISaI.
Under this head the PlattMuouth
IIkkai.d alluded to the jetminily strange
fact of an official adverti-einenl "f the
IJ. S. Asses: or, .Major.-, in the Brown
ville Democrat, asking some explanation
at our hands as to why this was so. The
Democrat explains it by saying that it
was; unauthorized ; that of his own ac
cord he placed it in his advertising col
umns, without expectation of pay, and
marked the same for two issues, ju?t as
a mere matter of news. Thus copying
that news in the Democrat is of no con
sequence, except when it has an inser
tion in two issues.
(!oh Maiors informs us that the ex-
iilanation of the Democrat the only
1 . T 1 1 .1
onc that can he riven-
lie uiu not aurn-
oriz-: the insertion of the notice in th-
Democrat xA that he will not pay the
same. J he above is sati-faetory to u.
an,- w., have ,,0 joui,t iJllt t,Ht the
IMatt.-n.-tuth IIkuaI-D will so consider it.
The fact, unexplained, did look strange
to many ; hut a-; it will he : seen no Maine
can attach to Col. Majors. hroiciadlc
We are glad to know that Col. Majors
comes out clear in this matter, and he
has our heartfelt sympathy for the un
pleasant position he is often placed in by
that unscrupulous sheet, the Democrat.
The latest thing is that the Democrat
announces Hon. S. P. Majors, (father
of the Col.' as the Democratic candidate
for Governor next fall, thus doing him
the irrc pairable injury of casting an im
putation upon his soundness as a Hepuh
liean. The Advertiser suggests that this
is done as a drive at Peru (the home of
Mr Majors) because it has so many of
ficers :drc:;dy Hon- John Gillespie,
State Auditor; Hen. J. M. McKenzio,
State Superintendent of Public Instruc
tion; Col. T. J. Majors, U. S. Assessor
for the District &f Nebraska ; aud Willis
Majors, U. S. Assessor for the Revenue
District, all coming from the one place
Peru, in Nemaha county. Col. Ma
jors says he is satisfied that the article in
the Democrat announcing his father as
the Democratic candidate for Governor
was written and published with a view
to injuring him.
mm m .m.iaa.a
Irocpp!iiiK of llio Nlate I$oarl of
I in lit is rat ion.
From the Neb. City C'hroniclu, 23d.
The Board met Tuesday, Juno 20,
1S7I, all the members present.
The Printing Committed reported that
they had printed, in pamphlet form,
twenty thou.-and English and ten thou
sand German, at a cost of $1,4')0. Also
fifty thousand circulars, in various bin
guasrus, for 200.
The Superintendent made his report,
showing that not less than o.j,0') people
had moved to Nebra.-ka within three
months past. Report was received and
a-. opted, thanking the Superintendent
lor t I.o taiihtul penorniunee ol uisuuties.
'Sixteen hundred dollars was j.llowed
to pay tho four agent now aha ady ap
pointed, for their services lor June aud
J u'y.
Letters from the dkierent agents were
read, showing that th'i prospects for a
heavy Fall and Spring immigration was
very flattering.
A resolution was adopted, not to ap
point any more agents to foreign coun
tries for the year 171.
Ih A. Van Annan, of Cass county,
and Geo. W. Gratten of D ou.das county,
were appointed aeents for the I'nited
States, for three month-, commencing
July 1st. 1S71.
Tli i Board paid up all t ills to June
1st, 1ST I, which fhows the entire ex
penditure, up to that time, to be 5:f,
4C'J.yO. From what we could see and
learn, the Board is tiying to economize
in e,Ty way they pi-ibly can.
The will hold their next n.eetim: at
ColuLib.ts, the hems of their worthy
Secretary, Hon. J. N. Taylor.
I'ort Iik'arn3 Al?:inlni l.
The Central St ir published at Ft.
Kearney says :
"Fort Kearney old Fort Kearney
that i;as long been as it were' an oasis in
the desert to the weary traveler, and a
protective outpost for botli travelers and
settlers, has by an order from the mili
tary authorities, been abandoned as a
military post it being no lunger a mih-
' A,i we who have stayed so by it,
and lived in this wilderness beneath its
protecting flag can only say, so be i:. If
Indians had threatened, or had the set
tlers aught to f ar from the ubando'i
mci:t, we should have lifted upour hum
ble voicJ against it. Rut no danger
threatens, and we can only say, that in
so far as we can sec, the n.ovement is
perfectly just and wise. Our conscience
woul.l not allow us to ask for a soldier
here beyond what would be required for
the protection of the country.
Fort Kearney is no longer a Military
Post. That good old flag that we have
watched so long through the trying
times of the Republic has gone: g. ne
however where it will snil wave on and
2!1 its glorious mission in protecting our
young settlements from harm."
t-rvo Fool or Six.
'1 lie i!cstion as (o what guage is the
l!l."f 1 1 i r :i li!i fur l:ill'-it:iil u;m tt
, , , . ' i V-
have oecn settled in Ivirope. In Lug-
, . . . . . - -(
? triumph of the narrow gunge is
complete, and in this country the roads
j which adopted the broad cunge arc-
a three foot
it. It is now contended that
traa.'e is the pioper system
for railways in all new countries or where
the land is i ug!:od. It has been success
fully find i:i Wales, and saves nearly
-f lO.O;' ) per mile, and the shrewdest !
that this "narrow guaee" will be univer
sally iii voaue ere another decade has
1 Push oi the Leavenworth Sc
r R. R ! Kan-a is a sort of
pioneer State in all reforms, and there is
no reason why she should be behind in
the iiar.o'.v guage issue.
A cipitrd story used to be told of the
late David Roberts. An nrt critic who
... . - 1 I' 1 11-11 1
.7S I'"nai menu puonsnci a snarp
r. v - m"uc . lwJUft
exoioiiea. .'iy 'ar iiooerts. wrote
the critic in a private letter. 'you may
have seen my r marks on your pictures.
I hope they will make no difference in
our friendship. Yours, etc.. ." "3Iy
dear ," wrote the painter in rerlv.
"-the next time I meet you I shall pii'd
your nose. I hope it will make no diff
eronoe in our friendship. Yours, etc.,
D. Roberts."
A bureau school ma'ma in Georgia
fiogped one cf her pupi's. a colored hoy
of SO, for holding his book bottom side
up, and his grandchildren looked oa and
Tt'.P 4pinln of I'roloNHluual IJnilUor.
I'rarH ;rouiirt len-."
Yesterday morning the Board of
Regents held a special meeting in the
Senate chamber, to hear the report of
Jonas Gise, of Omaha. Jno. M Tagart,
of Palmyra, and Cyrus W. Wheeler, of
Rrownviile, three professional and well
known builders of this Stite, who were
selected by the executive committee of
the Board to make a thorough examina
tion of the University building. All ih -repairs
asked for by thi builders wdl fall
by theirown e-tima'e under " - And
part of that will t expended in praling
and concrete woik around the building
that is always neces ary to the complete
protection of the lbundation walls. 'I bus
is the " bui: bear " of I 'niver.-it v "un
safe," "falling down." & , exploded
All who have been .-o careful to circulate
these reports through persons or papers,
will please do the University the justice
to taks back and substitute the opinion
nf professional builders who know where
of they affirm.
To lic Hoard of Regents :
Your committee, who are instructed
by a resolution of this Board, passed
June 14th, 1871, to procure the service
of three professional builders to make an
immediate, thorough, and detailed ex
amination of the Ut iversity building
and report thereon tothe Board through
the executive committee, hereby report,
That in accordance with said resolution
your committee reccommend Jonas Gise,
of Omaha, John M. Tag.srart, of Pluiyra
and Cyrus Wheeler, of Rrownville to
tuake said cxaminition anl that o:i the
L'lid inst., two of s-id committee, Mr.
Gise and Tasrgart, met at the University
building, and after examination make to
your committee the following report,
which is hereby respectfully submitted.
Your committee has no knowledge why
Mr. Wheeler was not present, but fear
he did not receive the notice in time.
C F. Case, I
D. J. McCann, Executive Committee
W. II . James. )
Lincoln. June 23d, 1S71.
To th entice Commit
tee of the Board "f Regents of the
C.tive.raity of the State of XtLraxhi :
G l.N'iXl.MEN :
In compliance with your request we
have made a careful and thorough in
spection of the University buil ling in
order to determine whether the edifice
maj-, with safety to its occupants, be
used for the purpose for which it Vas
- Y"e respectfully report to you that all
fears as to the security cf the building,
or of the occupants of ii, from dan-eis
arising from faulty construction, or from
the u-e by improper or imperfect mate
rials, may at oiicj be dismissed as
rroundless. It is our opinion, funned
upon careful sin I deliberate examination,
that the building is entirely safe for the
present as it now stands It Will pivb i
lily continue to be safe for many years to
come. This probability may be convert
ed into a certainty by a comparatively
' small expenditure, and the edifice made
entirely secure for than a single
what should v.;: done
to insure this safety for the future, pro
vision should at once be made fur keep
ing all parts of the foundation wails se
cure from the injurious . fleets of watT
lying around or even r aching theii foot
ings; hy pioper radiui: and cohere!'
work outside of the ouildiug; some im
perfect' materials used in the construct
ion of the foundation walls should be re
placed by others of more satislactoiy
character, and a few iron anchor- and
other inexpensive protective appliances
be judiciously used, and the Board mav
then rest free fiom al! apprehensions n'
danger or want of secuiir in the build
in'. and led that it is entirely safe.
Upon the sht et accompanying this, we
give you in detail a statement of the
means nees-aty in our opinion to be
used to jrive permanency to the safety of
tin edifice. All of which is respect
fully submitted
John M Taggakt,
Jonas Gise.
Linco'n, June 23, 171.
jAitcnhi'Statisman, June 2b'i.
I'are IValrr For ot.
In the report of the Northwestern
Dairymen's Association, as published in
the V(stcnt partner, we have the fol
lowing: "Mr. L. I). Holt, of Kenosha,
read a paper showing the importance of
pure water to secure tl: health of the
cow and purity of the milk. Pure water
is colorless and tasteless, but it is capable
of holding in solution many noxious and
deleterious substances. Milk is composed
lagrcly of water; and if cows are allowed
or compelled to drink stanaitf water from
ditches nnd pond.-, the uulk cannot be
pure. Unhealthy cows cannot give pure
milk, aud gO'id butter or cheese cannot
be made from impure milk."
To the above Hearth and Home adds
the following : "This subject is of greater
importance than has been supposed.
Forcing cows to drink where they are
obliged to thrust their n-se into foot
holes, and suck up water impregnated
w th their urine or their own droppings,
is not an et mm m piaeiice, and so of
obliging them to drink out of some
stiignant j'ond or pool which no sane men
con! J bo forced iro tasting. Purewa-,
ter at any reasonable cost is cheaper than
impure, which can be had for nothing.
An interesting q estion for doctors to
decide has arisen in Louisville. Some
weeks ago a little girl was bitten by a
dog, and d cd in a short time, t he physi
cian pronouncing it a clear case o hy
drophobia. The dog, having presented
no symptoms of madness, was nut
killed, and is yet running about, frisking
and playing among strangers, petted by
the owner, an 1 a complete mystery to
sevrra; medical men- The death of the
child under these circumstances excites a
great deal of interc.-t, and the subject
it is stated will be brought before the
College Physicians and Surgeons of
The Knoxville Chronicle condemns
Andrew Johnson's harangue at the Me
chanical Fair there, and says "it was an
abuse of the privileges accorded him, a
betrayal of the confidence placed in his
good sense, was mean in spirit, and in
the style of a demagogue."
Greeley recommends farmers to have
their laborers flecp in wheat acids
prayed upon by the chinch bug. as the
lugs will leave the wheat and tak. to
the laborers.
The Travelers Record, of Hani r !.
advises newspaper publishers to incia-e
their circulation by taking a cold bath
and rubbing briskly with a coarse towel.
Some of them need it.
: OF I'KtK DKWtHt.
We arc in receipt of a neat volume of
the above named, law hound, edited and
published by J. L- Allen, Attorney at
law, Omaha, Neb, and sold by the
Tribune, and Republican Co. at $2,50.
It seems to bo a book of much import
ance to Nebraska lawyers. We cannot
better define the intentions of the
author than to copy Ids preface, as fol
lows: In presenting the following work for
the sanction of the legal fraternity, the
E litor assumes no merit to himself on
account of originality, but deemed that
the wants of the practice demanded an
edition of our Code in a more convenient
form than it has hitherto been published
In many of our Slates, in which a Code
is used, this kind of an edition has al
ready heen furni.-hed.
The Code has been caiefu'Iy revi cd,
and all amend u cnts thereto have been
I L' ,i . .1 : '
inserted, With references: so that this i
edition presents the Code as it now is. i
To assume the position of a commenta- J
ter, would t-ceui to him both m edJesss and has been but ning ever since, eudan presumptuous. 1 he esUeo..w -, , , , ,ha r.
given verbatim et literatim as contained
in the Revised Statutes of Ij-Cio.
The Appendix contains the Rules of
Practice of the various Courts in the
State. It is hoped that these may ad el,
in some manner, to the eovenience of
the book. The Index lias been revised,
and references are made to sections in
stead of pages. This, al.s;-, will be of
benefit for ready reference.
The idea, therefore, of the editor in
offering the present work is to contri
bute to the convenience of practice.
Hoping it may oe receive;! in the spirits ti,., h;, j,;; ,,Uuot out) apparently bar
ot its publication, the euitor leaves it i:H " x- .
the hands of a profession as noted in gen
erosity as they are in learning.
OiMaha, January 1st, 1 ST 1 .
;)! Alice lo Writers).
The rule regarding talk, "When
have any thing to say. say it," applies
equally to ivriting. When you really
have something to write about, do not
peck and scratch around the sul ject like
a hen ; pounce upon it boldly like an
eagle. Almost -every article presented
by unpracticed writers to magazines no
mntter how admirable the suojeet units
to teeward tor one or two pages before
the writer gets stecrageway on his
thoughts, and the reader finds out where
he wants to sail to This fault could
easily be avoided by proper revision.
Cut out all that does not boar on the sub
ject discussed ; every useless adjective;
every ineffective repetition of the same
idea. Then consider whether you have
said what you wanted to say in th best
language at your command. If not,
write on till you feel satisfied. Then
condense and prune. Do not seek for
striking metaphor, or sprightly epigram,
to decorate your article. If such occur
naturally they may be put in but with
caution. Consider whether you really
advl force to your writing, or merely flat
ter your vanity at the time. Afterward,
when all is done in the way of argument,
you may here and there can fully add
an apt quotation or pungent witticism,
to attract attention and make some im
portant sentence xnap, like the cracker
of a coach-whip. Remember, too. all
the time, that facility in mm position,
as in all other accomplishments, can
ii i.- ii
oniy ie ootaineu oy practice auu perse- i
l.t'iirn lo utisrr-r.
Most young people have great respect
for men of science, and are apt to think
it is impossible that they can ever know !
us much as Doctor or Prolos-or So-arid- !
so All the persons who-c knonieoge
you wonder at were once as ignoiaut as
any hoy or girl wlp roads this. If any .
of you desire to become learned about
natural thii g- you mli-t, in the fii.-t i
place, learn to u-e your eyes, U- make
oosei vations, as tnev are caiieti. Uoeoti
the most eoleb.ated'namr-ilists ..n. es.nd
to us, in speaking of some of his dis- j
coveries, all I had to do was to look and !
see how the thing was made. '
Of course to make new discoveries,
one must know what has heen done b
fore ; and that tan ol1-b learned from
books which record what others have
done. Every hoy aftd girl should ob
serve and note down what he or she sees.
KeeoMiir a
recrd of the thermometer
will (hi we to fix a ot acuraov and
regularity. iSore the first appearance ot
snow falls, and their depth. The first
appearand of swallows aud wrens, the
blossoming of the early trees and shrill s,
should be recorded each year. These
show the comparative earliness of spring;
and how interesting it woul be to look
over the notes for many years. Those
who begin by carefully observing such
common things, wi.l soon wi-h to know
something more about them. It is a
beautiful thing concerning the study of
nature in any form, that the knowledge
we leceive only prepares us for receiving
mure. The fountain is inexhaustible,
lly' RllitH on a I'.irm.
We are inclined to the opinion that
there urn no oihees so pooily appreciated
as those performed by boy's on a farm.
Thy seldom get any credit when thinirs
goes well, and ordinarily incur all the
blame when the contrary is the case. It
anything is lost, it is alwuys the boy that
has been neglectful. D the gate has
been unfastened, or the bars down, it is
the boy who is to blame. If the hens
don't Lay, it's becau-o the boy hasn't fed
them. If the dinner is late, it is for the
reason that the boy did not prepare the
wood in saon. If the cow gives bloody
milk, it is because the boy throw a stone
at her, killed a toad in her path, or raced
her in driving her h.mie. Cattle get in
to fields l-erausa boys break down the
fences in climbing over them. Roofs
are icakv for the reason 'hat they Lave
been i tinning on them
If a pitcher is
ii i ii i , . ,
orouen oy some ouier niemoer ot tne
family, the cause is traced to a crack
mane t.v the hoy the la-l nine he u.-eil it. i
Ihe most uninteresting woik sorting
potatoes il.iv'4. sortin- mil
cabbages after a shower, tninins; a grind
stone by the hour to grind dull scythe.-
and dull axes, rutin ng tor water while I
the men rest ther iron leg-. Working
with the poote-t tools, such as dull
scythes and old. Worn out hoes, manuie
lorkswith two fine- atel like treatment
with r feret ce to a'mo-t evei v bin.', i
too often the Jot of ly- whoaie.x
pectcd to love farming
How China want- to sw.ip low., some
ed' her tea for some of our n;is.-.jr. tie
following from the Cedar Vails (Jnzitte
will show: Wi-e & Bryant hive a
contract for 100,000 pound- of gin-eug
to be shipped to China. Th y w.h ..v
the hi'jhest maiket price lb t'.l ih. c-,i
Let 'Ibis is a rood op - . - s t - -. - '..
firm- rs ;; ho o' hers hiving -p.iic ;;.n , o
make good wages digging giu-e::g. "
A Detroit girl applied a quack lotion
to her face to remove freckles. Anew
tkin is fcrc'n; Lut it un't very smooth.
Foiit D. A. Russell, W. T., 1
22,1871. J
Dear Herald :
As we leave Laramie City,
schools and churches are now left be
hind, nor do we meet these indications
of civilization again until wc enter the
Salt Lake Valley. Onward, we cross
Little Laramie river, passing Cooper's
Lake, Lookout, Miser, and Rock Creek i
Stations ; we come to Lamo Lake, a
beautiful little sheet of water G,CsO feet t
above the sea, ducks abound in .treat
numbers and fi-h are plentiful- Now
we cross Medicine Bow river, on the
banks of which several treaties have
been made with the Indians. Now we
come to Carbon where the most exten
, l . . , 4- .u , . :. l
cm; evai i u 1 1 1 e s ui inu leinivrn -ie iouiici
. , , ,
the shaft is clo-e beside the track.
The mine took fire some time last winter
as the coal underlies a large area. A
vast amount of water was pumped into
the mine, and as we passed, the station
ary engine was doing its level best to
pump the water out preparatory to the
commencement of mining again. On
we go past several unimportant stations
until five miles west of St. Mary's
Station wc enter a deep ravine through
which we plunge rapidly, the spuis of
r ug our progress. .Now wo enter a tun
ncl and all is daik as Erebus emerging
from the tunnel we rush down the gorge,
the rugged walls rising abrupt and high
on either side, as we rush down the can
yon, we fancy that some period in the
past some peaceful convulsion of nature
rent these rugged rocks in twain while
.speculating, suddenly we come out on
the loved banks of the North Flatte,
which here runs due north.
We cross
; 0I,
a substantial wooden bridge. We
pass Fort Fred Steele, and two miles
further we point to the ruins of what
was Ronton C ty, now echoing only to
the noise of the cars and the scream of
the eagle who soais close over the debris
as he flies away to his mountain home.
At one time this city contained 3,000 in
habitants, made up of roughs, thieves,
gamblers and fast women, occupying
tents, paying one dollar a barrel for
water which was hauled from the Platte.
Now we come to Rawlins Springs, where,
amid sage brush, the ground white with
alkali, springs abound, formerly, greatly
to the comfort of the weary traveler.
We pass several unimportant stations
through sage-brush anl dells of alkali
a most desolate country, and arrive at
Creston, .the summit of the backbone of
the continent 7, 100 feet above the sea,
737 miles from Omaha and 1,177 miles
from San Francisco. Hero, if a spiing
should break out, its waters wou'd divide
and the different parts eventually mingle
with the two oceans which leave the op- j
posito sides of the com iueiit . The ,
iud River . Mountain.-are -c-u in th i
dim distance with their eternal , -now ,;
and as the sublime scenery break- upon j
the view we exclaim involuntarily. !
' Ibw gieat are Thy woik-. Oh. Lm-i !" j
Pussing Wash-a-Kio Station, Red l'e- j
crt, the most o solate portion ol th
., , . , , , .. ,
wl h? e:"'th' an,J tal'll! ",ck Wl -,!1Ke tlu
Ritter (.'reek descending th valley sixty
miles to Green river Bitter Creek i.
small and useless, as no creature will
taste its waters, its banks are treacherous,
and this section was always a terror to
traveleis. Vast deposits of coal, how
ever, underlie this whole valley as if na-
i . ii . - i . i
'u.e wou;,j compensate in part lor tne
Otter lack ot vegetation
In my next 1 hope to arrive with my
readers at Salt Lake, though it is some
what doubtful. Yours truly,
.A. Wright,
Po-t Chaplain U S. A.
Font D. A Rt ssell. W. T.. I
June 23, 1S71. j
Dear Herald: After leaving the
most uninviting portion of the earth,
the valhn' of the Bitter Creek, with its
Sage brush and Grease wood, a short
thorn3- shrub of which the Indians make
their arrows. We come to Black Butts
where there is an excellent coal mine
four or five feet thick, and of superior
quality. For se veral miles we find coal
in great abundance, in some places ten
feet thick. We pass Point of Rocks,
Salt Wells and Rock Springs. From
this latter point to Green River station
the scenery is grand beyond description,
the hills seeming to overhang the nar
row gorge. Ve now arrive at the de
serted city of Green River, which in
lsf.S had a population of 2.500, and
from the number of substantial adobe
buildings yet standing, it must have pre
sented quite a. business appearance. But
when the bridge was finished across the
river, and the road was continued w st-
wari the e, je u,ovpj tf Trv;in a,j
, . , ,
owier points, auii now inc. pace is as si-
lent as a city of the dead.
Green river is a magnificent stream
- - A . , . . ,'
PO'iug info the Colorado about loO
miles below the station. Erom this point
the xplorintr expedition of Major Pow-
ell. in the interest of science and com
ineree. -taited in May 1 ?r''. Fom the
. -1 e . 1
ri'ieiraeics or tin-stream immniscnum
'.. r- of fine tnou are taken, omc of
tb in w-iuhin- five and . n pounds At
i'; van tin re is a regular eating station.
an. I a large Liisine-s is done in furnish-
ing supplies for the celebrated Sweet ,
Water mines i.inety miles distant. We '
now follow iii a tu;' id -tieam, crossing
i; many Huios. So " crooked is it that
frequently in a short distance it de-eribes ;
a com.Klie Clrcle- s 'ta-ma
where a lage amount of freight is re-J
ceived.for Montana Territory passengers j
leave for Fort Bridgcr, named after that
eceentiie mountaineer and trapper, Jas.
BriJgcr, the best guide ever known for
every point in the North-west. II is
yams related to unsophisticated hearers
were amusing. A recently fledged trav
eler was describing to him once, in the
presence cf a crowd of listeners, some
petrifactions he hadjust found. Bridger
says "petrifaction ?" What do you know
of petrifactions ? I have seen a petrified
tree, a petrlf.ed bird on the branches,
and the som.- petrified as it came from
! his mouth.
Ttianother who was felling
a crowd of thogreat changes in the
country within a few years, says Bridgcr
pointing with bis tony finger to Laramie
Peak, a mountain Visible fur seventy-five
miles, "whvn I firH come to this country
Laramie Peak was;a hole in the ground."
He is feeble now with age, but no white
man living knows
is much of the eoun-
trv as this strange id venturer
We come now to
Bear river, where a
large business is carried ou catching and
sahing trout for the trade. Some of
these fi-h are very large. Wc often get
them at Cheyenue, and a very savory
di-h they are too.
Passing several stations we come to
Washatch station. J.jd miles from Oma
ha, w here an excellent meal can be had,
trout being served daily. We soon ar
rive at the head of Echo Canyon. Here
we enter a tunnel 770 feet long, the
longest on the road. Now we emerge
and do-cend the canyon, holding your
breath while the grandest, wildest scene
ry conceivable meets the eye. Solid
walls of sandstone and conglomerate rise
towards heaven to a giddy height. We
rush swiftly along a silent awe that dares
not move, causing you to exclaim, "was
ever seeneiy like this unfolded to the
gaze of men. Faithfully yours,
A. Wit i HIT,
Post Chaplain. U. S. A.
FoirrD. A. Ri ssKi L, W. T., )
June 21, 1871. )
Deaii Uluald : For a long distance
as wc descend Echo Canyon, the mas
sive sand stone weeds tower above you
from "00 to 2,0oo feet. The only diffi
culty in seeing them is the rapidity with
which we move and their immense height,
one being obliged to look twice before
his eye rests on the summit. Echo and
Weber are twin canyons, and to form
them such throes were felt as the earth
may never feel agaiu. till the earth i;nd
sea give up their dead. Only think of
walls 2,000 feet high, aud only just room
enough for the secthiug watersof Weber
river and the railroad track, which, like
a film of a spider'.- web winds through
this wonderful gorge ! On we go plung
ing by imaginary castle-, cathedrals and
columns, now shuoting over bridges,
and flying past the overhanging walls.
Sitting in the ob-i rvaiion car without any
j obstruction of the
vision, wo view
w;tii soul inspiring awe the wonderful
winks of God. Weber rises in the
W.;ha'ch moum ai'.is, 7J miles south
nd empties into the gieat Salt Lake,
just I clow Oicgon. '1 he valley of the
Weber for a oart of the way is. settled by
.M"i::ious, who cultivate small patches of
the -oil out eet only a recaiious sub
si. tt ii v for their wives and numerous
From the time wo leave Echo City we
watch with intense interest for neiV ob
jects of wonder, and are gratified, yea,
-atiated. After leaving Weber station,
passing Mormon settlements with their
adooe building-, we are admonished by
the shiiek of the whistle that we ap
proach the Devil's gate. The passen
gers are all notified that we are Hearing
hat noted spot. The long train toils on
across the bridge, fifty feet above the
boilim:, foaming, seething waters that
tear with ominous roar through the rag
ged lock- and vainly try to analyze our
feelings. Suddenly we catch the first
view of the beautiful Salt Lake and its
fruitful val cy. Wc have now parsed
through the Wah.-atch range of moun
tains, and are in anotheratmosphere, the
elevation being only 4,oC0 feet. From
this point to Omaha the distance is 1,
024 miles. Ogden, the tcrminous of the
U. 1. 11. is a thriving Mormon town
with a population of about 4,000 and
will be a place of importance, as it is the
tcrminous of Utah Central. U. P. &
Central Rail Roads. Wc here take the
cars for Salt Lake City, distance 37
miles. The route lies through a beauti
ful countiy. bjrdering the Lake for 20
miles, passing close to the villages of
Kaysviile, Farmington, Ccnterville and
Bountiful. The waters of the Lake are
so salt that no living thing can exist in
them. The bottom of the Lake con
tains large quantities of solid .-alt and so
buoyant are the waters that a maTi can
not sink in them. Bathing during the
heated term is a nio-t delightful recrea
tion, and for rnany chronic complaints
tlie water is said to t e acurative. itiere
are many sulphtr springs in the valley,
and at times tiie odor i- so strong that
you can imagine Pluto as the God of the
A steamer has ju.-t been coajpleted
that runs from Coriune to the southern
point of the Lake, for the transportation j
of ore and passengers. I was very much j
disappointed, .-uppo-ing that the city
was ou the shuie of the Luke. But it is
twenry-Lve m.les to the nearest point.
The city loom- up in the distance, .mi- j
rouud" d by uj..uio..tios, on the sid- s of ;
which almo-t near enough apparently io ,
the cl,-r a'.u..). phvse to leach with your j
-' lf) drill - of snow forty fjet deep, j
The .iJeioa-onis and dirt oa these drifts j
eioarly porecptibh. to the eyes. j
la nr. next I wi I introduce you moie j
.. ; oue..u.
raithfuoy yours, A. RlGin,
Po--t Cha&'ain, U. S. A. j
NO. 13
Fort D. A. Ri ssell. W. T., )
June 2"), 1S71. I
Dkar Herald : From Ogden we
run down to Salt Lake City. In two
hours before sunset we enter one ef the
most remarkable and beautiful of the
cities of tlie earth. Appearing more to
from the fact that for hundreds of miles
our route has been through a desolate
country, and this gem breaks upon the
eye like an Oasis in the deseit. It is
situated at the foot of a spur of the
Wahsatch mountains, tlie northern part
extending cn to the bench which con
nects the plain with the mountain. The
surrounding scenery is grand and sub
lime. The range of the Wahsatch tow
ering to the clouds covered with snow,
many feet deep, while the thermometer
in the shade in the city is 112'' How
strange that such a sun has not the
power to melt this mass of snow and
ice. The city was built originally of
adobes,- though many fine brick and stone
structures of modern architectural stylo
are seen in every direction. The streets
are very wide, laid out at light angels
and bordered with magnificent shade
trees of cotton wood, balm of Gilead,'
alanthus and locust.
Along each side of the streets a cold
june stream of water of great volume
flows, fed by the eternal snows of the
mountain. The gardens are magnificent
and such fruit I never saw. The apri
cots are full grown, and in one small
.garden I counted fifteen trees so laden
with fruit they had to prop up the
branches to save the trees from destruc
tion. The peach trees are equally pro
lifio, and th's year the crop will be im
mense. In some gardens I saw at least
an acre of as fine strawberries as ever
grew, and indeed this fruit was supera
bundant aud cheap and 3-our humble
servant for the first time in five years in
dulged adji'jitum. Mid 1 assure you Idis
postd of a large amount of these deli
cious berries. Vegetation irrigated as itis
by thc.sC unfailing streams w ith the great
heat they enjoy, U very forward and
green. Peas, beets, beans, turnips, &c. ,
were abundant and cheap. After a
night's rest at the Revere House, 1
awoke to the full beauty of the situation-
The morning sun shedding its be
nign beams upon the mountains of snow
in the east. The beautiful green in the
valley. The river Jordan gleaming like
a ribbon of silver in the distance, pre
sented a panorama unequalled in the
After breakfast I started out on a
tour of sight seeing the first object of
course being the Tabernacle the first ob
ject one beholds on entering the city. The
buiidiiig is oblong in shape, having a
length of 2o0 feet from cast to west by
loO in width. The roof is supported
by columns of cut sand stone, which,
with the spaces between used for doors
and windows, constitute the wall. From
these walls the roof springs in one un
broken arch, forming the largest self
sustaining roof in Vmcriea.. The ceil
ing of the roof is Co feet above the floor.
Imagine a huge, oblong watermelon
cut in halves, and one half with the con
vex side uppermost, placed on columns,
and you have an idea of the appearance
of this unique structure. Iu the west
end of the building is the organ, the
second iu size in America. It has been
in course of construction several years
and is not yet finished. The builder is a
young Mot mon, of fireat mechanical
skill. This vast building, I should say,
would seat 8,000 people, exclusive of
the gallery which will seat 2,000 more.
The Temple, another design, has been
eighteen years iu progress, and on I." the
foundations are laid. The dimensions
are yixl$lj feet. When finished the
main building will be 100 'feet high, sur
mounted by six towers three on each
end the center encs rising 200 feet
above the ground. The estimated cost
when complete is .1,000, OUO. The
stone, a beautiful quality of granite, a
pure, white, specked with black, is ob
tained in the mountains, eighteen miles
away From present indications 1 ven
ture to prophesy that this gorgeous
building, the finest in do. ign on this
content, will never be finished as a Mor
mon Temple. If I live to the limit men
tioned in scripture, 1 fully expect to
hear from the sanctified orchestra in
that beautiful building, that grand oi l
Doxology to the tune of Old Hundred,
"Praise God from whom all blesssings
flow," &a My reasons for this faith
are: First, The sandy foundation on
which the Mormon superstructure rests,
being contrary to the philosophy of so
cial science and rei ugnant to the word of
God, an l the moral sense of the civi
lized world. Second : The disintegra
tion now going forward, occasioned by
the influx of a Gentile population.
Yours ccc. ,
. A, Wright,
Po.d Chaplain U. S. A.
As an evidence of the wonderful ex
pansion of Methodism in America, the
church organ states the fact that during
the pas year there was a new church
completed, on the average, every three
working hours, or four for every day iu
the year.
In the ah once of the regular editor at
the State Press Association, the Grundy
County Attn is left in charge of the
"devil" and a Methodist preacher.
They make a strong and apparently har
monious team:
A newly married French couple being
vi.-itod with a serenade, the bride in
quired it meaning "My dear," replied
htr husband, "ii is u-ual in this town of
ours, when a g--ntleman is married, for
all toe ladies whom he has jilted or flirt
ed with to bring him each a bridal pres
ent cf a loaf of bread, accompanied
with music. "
Aii u iTaricious man runs straight into
:veiiy. He load a life of poverty
here below; but he must give the ac
count of d rich Uiua ia the day cf judg-
tut: ni.iv
-Oaioe corner Main and Second 5trcct:
TEHMS : DailyJ10.nO per annum, or
ior month. .
I I mmmmmwmmmmwmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmr
Tlie I'.rtt Hoiniin.
I think old women I don't quite like
the word "lady," because it doesn't
mean anything, now-a-days are the
most beautiful and lovable things in thu
world. They are hp iiea.r Heaven that
they cat;h the glow and brightness which
radiate from the pearly gale and ilium -nate
their faces. When the hair begins
lo silver, and tha ember in the fire
grow cold, and the sun has got so fir
around in life's horizon that the present
makes no shadow, while tha past stretch
es down the hill.ide to a little mound of
earth where we will ret fir a season a
little mound not big enough to hold otr
corner lots, and marble front.-, and safes,
which we shall have to lenve on the oth
er side; cf the hill, but big enough,!
trust, to hold our memories and fancies,
our air castles and secrets; and when
the journey is nearly done, and the night
is setting in, and the d.nkne begins lo
gather around us without any stars, and
the birds sing low in the trees, and the
flowers wither and die, and tin; tims;c
We hoar comes from alar, sirangciy
sweet, like sound; coming over the wa
ter, and like little children we live with
in ourselves, and the world pradualy re
cedes from us then I should like to be
an old woman, full of blessed memories
end peaceful anticipation
Creation iorlli-- (aoJ.
Rvery created thing gloriSes GoJ in
its place, lo fulfilling His will, and ll.;
great purpose of His: providence; but
man alone can give tongue to every crea
ture, and pronounce for all a goner;;!
Gkezx Gitortris. -Those who dj li:
sincss on the credit system.
If a hair of a dog is good for his bite,',
that explains why sulphur, which comes
from Vesuvius, is good for eruptions.
Chicago. ladies puni-h gentlemen f c
not giving them their seats in stages, I y
abruptly sitting down in their laps.
v Happy the man to whom heaven has
given a morsel of bread without laying
him under the obligation of thanking
any other for it than heaven itself.
A young married lady being applied
to for a situation by a servant girl, sho
asked: "Why, did you leave your la-1
place?" "Why, you see, ma'am," re
plied the girl, "I was too good-looking.,
and when I opened tho door the gentle
men always tuok mo for the missis."
A sly old deacon wishing to give his
pastor a hint to rut more juico to hi
sermons, said to him one day, ''I mil: t
get nearer the pulpit, for by the time
ycur words roach my cars, the people it
front of me have .-o taken the pith of
tin iu that thfy are dry as dish-water."
A Chinese photographer in San Fran
cisco, being upbraided by a lady custom
er because the pictures didn't suit. her.
briefly replied, "No have handsome;
how can ?"
A New Yoik paper, affiictd with
"original poetry," wishes it could per
suade young people to cultivate tho po
etic art as many of them do music,
merely as a priviate accomplishment ; to
be hushed up in the family and among
fri nds. .
The dogs have been exhibited, and tho
babies, the cattle, and horses and hens,
all the various creeping ihings, but wc
may gladden our ancient female tea. lets
of the single persuasion by the announce
ment that a prize exhibition of cats is
announced in London to take place next
month. Grimalkin's turn has come at
last. There will be the Toms, and the
tortoi.-e shells and the Tabbies, all
purring an 1 washing themselves in wond
rous competition. We are not informed
whether there will he prize matches of'
of rat-cntching, but that would certiinly
add to the interest ; but if there should
happen to be an Angora cat on exhibi
tion, with a tail a yard long and one
blue eye, he, we suppose, will be the
Legal Notice.
In the District Court of the State of Iclrnsl( , '
in and lor Cuss County;
John Dill. Alfrcl Dill, N'Htie Dill. Catherine-.
Dill, mid Willi uii Dill, minor hirx of. ami the
i-hiUren of William Dill leeeascl, ami Saruh
Dill widow of William Dill derOHxeil, and John
Mnn'ort. administrator of tho estate of V'ill;am
Diil deceased,
George Jknninxs. Anna Maria Jenr.ins-,
William K Ihcldon, Adelia Sheldon, limwilf,
tharle" K. rlayley and Jennie t'. Uayley, his
wile, John li. Uaylcy, nnd Kuyley hi. wit'n
Edward ( I 1 rj u tf h . Lis
wile. Jam os Sweet, Julian Metcalf'und A. How
en. Attorneys in fact, and trustees ol the Stock
Holder.-of the Farmers fc Mechun c. Ptjre of
Nebraska, Cits-. Nebraska, mid I he Fanners fc
Mechanics rtore, Willium Ilorrigan. Evnnder
V. liaruuiu hejreet A Co., uii l ltichard D.
kSinpfon, re.-eivtr, defendant.-. Notice to noii
roridentj!. delenC-riM. To Edwaid liooderioueh
and wife, Charles E. Dailey end wile, MeHKrx.
l.ej-'Ket Ac Co., r.ii-reidouts. defendant.-, 5-011
are hereby nolilied that the above named id.iin
t:fi's. ('.id oa tht Z'A day of June- file their iieti
tion in the ubtre entitled aetion, in the noove
named eourr, the object and prayer of which i.
to forclose morljrage triven by (ieorge JuntiiniM
an 1 Anna Maria .1 euninirs to w' Dill ant
by him ii'-inned to plaintiff John Dill, an 1
to obtain the p lymenl ot a cf rrain note exe;u -teil
by tieo-j-n J tfniitiiKs nnd Anna Maria. Jen"
ning-f to tiiiij:n Diil, in March. HS, for 810,
W), with ii1tere.1t thereon at twelve percent p-r
annum from March Hist. lsiH, and pun detauit
beins made iu tfjc i.iye:n-iit. ol the money
and interest due on sai l note, to have a certain
Mortgage given upon tae l.-t day of April, !
by lleortre Jenninz and Anna Maria Jenniuc
to iili..ui Dill, to fecui e cuch note upon tin-north-east
quarter '1-4) fection. mini her twenty
eiKht (iV nnd pal t of (lie we-t half '. of tho
nor'h-w-st quarter (1-4 of section number
twenty feven in town number ten 'ho
north of ranre number thirteen tj'.U eael of t;.e
lith Principal Mariuian. being in Cn? count v, '
Nebraska, lorecio-ed and to have taid lann
sold to pay said sum of money and intereff d'io
upon such note. Vou are requirred to plead,
answer or demur to said petition in raiJ court,
0:1 or before tha I 1th, day of Au-fi-t. 1VT1 or
ai i petition wiil hu lukeu us true and decree
rendered accordingly.
Attorneys f ji- Plain' iff.
OrK-re l to be published four toii.-e: uth u
wocka in the Nebraska 11 child.
H J.M. llK.iituaHv, Depuly Cirrk.
Jun-,2'jlh, 1ST1 wit.
' Luxuries cf Modern Travel."
lie tir,a become exceedingly Iastidn'.n. in order
lo obrain their ta'ron.iKe, a ltailrou 1 lire lutir
be able to in.-ure S:ifefy, r;peed and coiul'-rtabij
transportation.-- pot-.oin the necessary yiia!;
ficationsut a tir?t-cla.-s eQui pinent ot'ejuebu nut
locomotives, a solid road-bed aii 1 Ltavy ir-.u
Pullmans Pallace Sleeping cars, -Pullin-tn'-dining
ears a direct route, youd ct.jiiieci.iuij- t. J
c;oi tul management.
The-ilurhiuton route is miking every efTert t
pos.e;s all these cialincatioin to a high degree. '
and Oilers a route to ail points ea-t, nut. norm
aijuth, by uieane ol its connections us toUux's:
1. At Omaha with the Pacific roini-.
2. At Platfesmouth with tiic li. i Al. E. 1L. in
2. At Hamburg, with theSf Joseph Bailroud
for all points in kans-ts, x.
4. AtOttumwa. with the Des iloiucs Vaiiy
and north Missouri rui'road.
5. At Burlington Ti;h the B., C. E. ii. P..
E... for Davenporx, Muscatine, ice.
6. At Monmouth, with the. Ii. Ii. I. Jfc St. L.
and Western Union Kilroads, tor u Paul, eai
points in thei.ortb, anJ for St. Louis find riii;--n
in tae south.
7. At Peoiia. with the short line E'.oi.niin--ton
route to Xm'.iaiiiipolis, CiuciniiMi. 1 oi:i-vilf
nd all points touth aud eufct.
3. At Peoria, with thT ., P. VV. K. p... fi.r
Logau-port, Coiumbn-, Ac
y. At M-mdoU. with a 1 tr.o Illinois Ctr.Til. ,
10. At CEICAUO. wiih all Trunk lines lur lu
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