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Tin; hay TiiKir woim no it.
Urant and his friends l.:ive found one
rriimh of -otiFolation. It is that Gen.
Sherman Ins declared for Grant, lie
vannot claim to be a disinterested wit
ness. Ho has one of the best positions
under the eovrrnuicnt. an 1 he knows he
1 an have it a? long as Grant is president;
hut it' the democracy gets mto power lie
Hint ns certain about it. There would he
tindoubD-dlv a treat many changes, and
Tcrhaps he"inii:ht eoniu under the Hiflu-rncc-(!'
tlu new order of things Jir
;.'e believe t!ic above shadow forth
pretty m arly the idea of the leaders of
ihc Democratic party. No man who
its-i-ted in putting down the rebellion
v.v.nld be safe hr a moment. (Jen.
N!n:r:ii:tn s head would lull by tnc uemo-
.... ... 1
aword. and thc virtuous Jeff-, ot J
fk-cpins car lame the man who has a
penchant for petticoats would probably
b elevated to the place now occupied
by Gen Sherman But theu the de
mocracy have not yet control of the
NKMrs WIOHISU AITCB.
Thc State is about to lose some of her
most valuable caliue lands unless some
body takes it in hand to see that her in
terests are protected. As we have be
fore Mated, a new hearing was had at
he Lincoln Land Office recently in the
of Moiton vs. the State of Netras
lA, wherein the title to the mo?t valua
ble .suit sprines is in controversy, and
there was no appearance made on be
half of the b'tate- Morton had the
ihir.s a'l li'J wn wa-v' ar,fl thc cviJcnce
his been suit on to Washington all on
Mnton's side, without a single item to
how that the state has any valid claim
i:, f-ict, i: would seem, at thc depart
ment, that the State has abandoned all
..'aim. Why is this, thu.dy, and why has
not acting Governor James and Attor
ney Gcnrral Huberts attended to their
Jury? While we arc aware that the
m-inners of the Constitutional Conven
tion have no iiht, as such members, to
interfere in this matter, yet we call upon
f h.-n prominent citizens of the Mate
men who have the interests of the
State to some extent in their keeping
t. look :.fter this matter before they
leave Litieohi and go h?;ne. We call
upon such men as Judges Mason, Lake
and Waloly, Gen. Strie'-land, Hon. J.
K. lioyd, Hon. V. J. MtCann, Gen.
r-t;broi-k, Gen. Robinson, Hon. Saui'l
Maxwell. Hon. i?. M. Kiikpatriek, and
others who are acquainted with thc ina-
hinery of State, t make it a part of
I heir business to know r.? it is that the
State is bcimr ri.bbod of her valuable
lands, and xrho it is that is a'lowing her
to b'i robbed.
. . un i.r. uoif! riAxa 1 1 r tu'i'.
A KcTerc Mower AerSdeut.
Last Friday, a Mr. Ficlicns, residing
in Nemaha county, a few miles west ol
Hrownviile was running his mower on
the prairie. His little boy about sixyeais
riM. w:n riditiL' in the drivel s seat
cause flie little fellow enjoyed it and the i
f.md father ljved to
have the child witli
him : and the father Walked behind.
hiving thc team. Things were going
hi niei ly in this way when suddenly a
llr gave way in the maehin?, rauincr a
violent jeik that threw the little boy
down, and lu fell with his right hand
!o.-o in the sickle, so th-.t it was cut oiT
clean :m 1 smooth. The child cot up arid
aped the bleeding arm with his other
h:;id. sayiris pitifuily, "Papa, my hand's
one." and held it tTht in this way until
t he ither could secure the team, befw
he could stop to tie his handkerchief
The arm was ligatured and temporary
dressing put on. And on Monday Dr.
lless of this city went down and attend
ed to if, cutting the bone away enough
for the skin to overlap the ends, so as
to .nve a vood stump for an aitifieial
hand hereafter. The Doctor says the
little fellow never cried a whimper, but
fit I he was "rciil glad it wa-n't his foot
that got cut off, 'cause then he couldn't
mn around any more." Aeiiyu. i City
Fresh air by day and night, strong
aud nourishing 'bod, dry soil on which to
l.ve, sunlight and warm clothing, arc the
.ir ans of saving many lives which would
have been hopelessly lost in the pre
ceding generation. If bur conjectures
are correct, this improvement may be
fxpected to continue, and everybody can
help to make it greater. Ventilate the
school-room, and the workshops, and thc
stores, and the houses. In cold weather
let air, cnufortablc and equally warmed,
be generally supplied from without in a
onstantly flowing current. Jt those
who can provide it in their homes re
juember that an open fire, which set ds
Yhirds of thc heat up the chimney,
furnishes the best ventilation for a room
of moderate size which the ingenuity of
man has yet devised, and that the heat
scaping by the Cue is the price to be
paid for it. Let in sun'ight. and never
mind th carpets; better they should
iade than the health c.f the family.
An Knglish colony, comprising more
than fitly people, childreu included ar
rived at JJurlingtcn, Iowa, a short time
ninee, on their way to Nebraska, to set
tle. One of the adult males of the par
ty, a husband and faher of a large fami
ly, whom he had with him. upon being
asked why he had come to America, re
plied: To help my children to a start,
and perhaps to save a little to live on in
my old arfe. In Kncland, as soon as I
-iuj too old for labor, my landlord will
s-ay. 'go to thc Union, '(the English name
for a poor house,) and my children must
begin, as 1 did at fourpence a day."
Thexld man had only ten pounds where
wiiJto commence fife in the new land
whither he was destined. His reason
for leaving his hopelessly over-crowded
country, and the companionship of his
fallow-starvelings and paupers, is one
that must make every American feel
fcti'.l more the blessing of his birth, his
citizenship, and the large and liberal
political system, which gives competence
to all who will labor for it.
- A Texas paper hits the nail on the
head thus: "We are looking for the
Democrats to come out for necro social
equality, now that f hpy have csimu out j
i.r negro political equality, lor they have
always said that the two were insepcrably
;JU)..I WiliU I I IHE I IIHI -
T II V. NA IT I.A X l SltUI.
There are not probably, very many
people in this State who fully compre
hend the nature of the steal being made
from this State by J. Sterling Morton &
Co., and which, it U gravely surmised,
some of our present State officials are
assisting. The following seems to be a
few of the principal facts : The man
who surveyed the tract of ground in
which are located the Great Salt Spring
of Nebraska, returned his field notes to
the Surveyor General's office where
they are yet on file showing that these
lands were saline, and abound in springs
from which flowed brine o'great strength.
The records of the Surveyor General's
omce show that the descriptive lists, in
accordance witli these field notes, were
made out and sent to tli2 Land O Jic?,
but no such lists were to be found in the
Land Office in a short time afterwards.
Andrew Hopkins was Register of the
Land oiEce at that time, and Andrew
Hopkins is a partner of Morton's in the
Saline Itinrt. The land as entered in
the name of Woi. Prey (either Win. or
John), which said 1'rey was a farmhand
fur J. Sterling Morton at a small salary
per month. At the time these lands
were entered there were millions of aores
of fine agricultural lands subject to en
try all over the State, and even within
five miles of Nebraska City, where this
man Prey labored on Morton's farm.
Why did he, under Morton's direction,
go sixty mil beyond the settlements at
that time, and select a tract of land
which is not to-d ty, and never was,
worth ten cents an acre for firming
land, if his master did not know that it
was Saline land and would some day be
valuable ; and how did Morton know of
its value except by the field notes sent
to thc Land Office where his present
partner who never paid a dollar for his
interest, any more than did Morton
was Register, and thc sworn officer of
the government. Another thing : these
(. never conf.i hare been entcretl fy
any one had these dccrijttiie lixts hecn re
iwrted to the Dipnrtment of the Interior,
as it was the sworn duty of both the
Surveyor General (Caihoun) and thc
Piegistcr of the Land Office (Mr. Mor
ton's precnt part net ) to do. Does it
becin to look as if there was frau 1 there?
Why is it that the acting Governor of
this State, and the Attorney General of
this State (who is said to be in the em
ploy of Morton in this very case) do not
take steps to protect thc interests of the
State. Why were they not at the Lincoln
Land office at the time appointed for the
recent hearing, and why do they not
take steps to have the facts in this case
properly presented before the Depait
merit at Washington ? The people are
asking these question?, and it may not
be well for these ge ntleman to pavsthem
by wiih a sneer. We call upon Hitch
cock and Senator Tiptoa and Represent
ative Taffe to take some steps before the
Department to stay the decision in thi?
casc until the side of the State can be
I. ml I os 12 cad.
The fashion of pyramidal, ca-te'l ited
or curvilinear designs lor thc feminine
heads has reached such a pitch that the
arti-ts who undertake the building of
the structure are c impeded to put out
of the way I he natural covering altogeth
er; and, in fact, would preter to work
upon a pate as bald as that id' a coot.
It is the practice with many ladies to
contract with a firm by the twelvemonth
for the inspection and decoration of their
polls; And while the female head is
thus exhibiting a relapse into thc cauli
flower period, the male scone is being
denuded of its hirsute possessions by
a custom for which it is difficult to find
a precedent. Our young men are shorn
like convicts or prize-tighters. They
look often as if they had only just recov
ered fiom an attack of brain fever, or
IVoiii serving out a term of hard labor
at Pentonvill There may be something
to be said for this practice. It is, per
haps, more nece:sarv that gentlemen
should have their heads cool than la
dies. We have no Cavaliers amongst
us, we are all Crophcads In the days
of Charles 1 1 the ladies wore a peculiar
kind of a curl called a "heart-breaker. '
In our time we have the sex plaiting a
similar peice of fusciation which bancs
over or behind thc shoulder in the
graceful form of a pigtail, and this we
believe is known in certa n circles as a
"follow-me lads." But in the Restora
tion era the men were as proud of their
hair as of their politics, and quiu as
vain of its length and abundance as the
women. Poets, novelist and dramatists
have rung innumerable changes on the
lock of hair, but now-a-days unless a
gentleman saves tome f rom a barber, or
permits a patch to grow for the purpo.-e,
he would find it dillieult to p eseiit a la
dj with anything to speak of as a hair
relic. On the other bund, a feminine
favor of tho kind must be regarded, to
say the least of it, with suspicion.
For a period of nearly five months past
the coffee trade of New York C.ty has
been in an unusually and even remarka
bly dull and sluggish condition, business
dragging along from da to day and lVom
week, with the sales confined to the
unallest possible amounts with which the
jobbers could manage to meet au ex
tremely distributive call, and bujers gen
erally showing a very CHiitious and in
different spirit. The stock in the coun
try in first hands embraces 172,T'.0 hags.
We dislike to mention little thinge,
but there is a petty swindle being daily
perpetrated at thc State House, under
the administration of his Acting Excel
lency, that for the honor of the State,
we are constrained to calJ attention to.
It is the charging of a dollar to parties
entitled to deeds to lots or lauds, before
the deed is issued. If a lee must be
paid to a salaried officer for issuing a
deed, for the sake of decency 1 t the
usage of all-time be followed, and let
the State which is the grantor, pay it
the same as an individual. This prac
tice is an invention of the present ai
rninistration, and to the numerous pur
chasers of State property, many of whom
live in other States, it presents a very
small and picayunish phase of official
It is needless to add that the frand has
no stafatory anct'on. Jrvrvai.
Never, perhaps in the history of our
State has been witnessed so many im
migrants landing on our soil, as the pres
ent season. Daily, fiom early spring un
til now, have the streets of oar city, and
the streets of every city in the" State,
been l.ncd with immigrant wagons, and
still will it be the case until winter puts
a check to it Nebraska seems to be the
favorite spot, and many new homes may
be set n here and there over our broad
plains. Tharc must be some cause for
this st. me inducement that creates a
likinsr to our cmbryotie, yet rich and
blooming fields. An encouraging letter
from some one in this region to an cas ern
friend- containing vivid descriptions
and highly colored paintings of the many
beauties and advantages of our Stale,
may have induced him to exchange an
eastern home for a western; yet all this
inducing him to come among us is not
substantial enough to cause him to re
main. The pen fails to describe, and
language to express, the worth of a
country so glorious as ours. The immi
grant's coming is at first simply to see
for hitn-elf, and to satisfy his mind, by
so doing, in regard to the countless flat
tering reports afloat about our State.
Nine ca.-es in every ten the seeker ex
presses himself highly pleased with what
he has seen, declares that the half has
not been toll, and concludes to make it
his permanent home. Yet, withal there
are a few quidnunc individuals whur-c
heart's, delight is to misrepre ent and
discourage. They p cture Nebraska to
our eastern friends as being a Stale in
habited mostly by hostile Indians, specu
lators, etc., destitute of manufacturing
facilities educational advantages, and
moral, social, anh religious iiifbu-nccs.
Many of our Ivitern journals, who-e
editor's fear los of patronage, follow
suit, presenting to the view of their
readers pictures by their own p n of a
savage, illiterate West, that the disuu
sion thus effected may cau-e their read j
urs to not attempt, or even think, of im
migrating hither. The time was wh-'ii
"blood-and-thunder" stories about Indi
an cruelties, and speculating intrigueries.
etc., et:, in the we-t might have been
applicable, and, in a measure, true ; but
that time Iris long since pa-sed. There is
no more cau-e for such stoi ics especially
of Nebraska. Nebraska is no more a
barren wilderness a savage j lain a
Saharaa a sparsely settled lm-1, or such j
as it was not many years ago deemed ; ;
but, instead, a State a densely popu
lated State The "Great Ameiiean
Desert," which only existed on maps
hung up in sch'-ol-roonis, is numbeied
with the "things that were." Tlurei.
not, and never was, such a descit in Ne
braska. Here and there a band of Indi
ans is fouud in our State, but they are
civilized and peac.ible. Our Stato is no
more sparsely settled, for all over it are
towns and cities and spacious dwellings.
While we would not dictate, we would
suggest, that more unanimity of letting
be expressed by the press of the State in
regard to the encouragement and invita
tion of immigration to NKHRASKA.
One section cr locality is not the whole
State, by any means. We should not
pride ourselves in tlrnkiiig that our
town, or our locality i- Nebraska. Ou
section of the State is as pood as anoth
er we claim m difference. En our-
ge emigration to the STA1E, and
when the emigrant lias lar.dtd on oui
soil let him choose for himself where be
will abide. A liberality ct sphit in t hi-
respect wiil do more to cause the. immi
grant to settle in our State than can be
imagined. Telling the iuimigr;;nt that
here is the place to settle, an 1 the. place,
and that th country everywhere eUe
around is "alKali"' or "desert, " at once
cau.-es him to su-pici. 'ii something "roi
ten." This game, lnAV-ver. is practiced
more by "land-.-haiW a ci i-s cf men
who could "steal the i q. per cents, ' etc'
etc , without the least -compunction of
con cience. We say the press of the
State has much to do with pupuiati g if ;
anil a right cour. e ur- ued will hud, in a
few years, the region of country aloiii
the Republican river as thickly set lied
b3' industrious people as is the country
along the Missouri. The cour-e to be
pursued is: Do away witli sectional
l'Jeas thoughts that one lown, or pJ
locality of the State is better than an
other ; but encourage eniiiir ni 'ii to NE
BRASKA. There ismueh to encourage
emigration hither. Under the home
stead and pre-emption laws, land can be
had for a pittance, and the owner can
have the privilege and plcasuie of calling
it his own. "trc every one can be a
Land Lord if he will tenants need not
bo known. There is no law here saying,
"slave, be ameniable unto your muster,"
or words to that effect.
We have good school.- ;i State Uni
versity, Colleces, Seminaries Acade
mies, High Schools. But few States
can boast a better r.vsteui of education,
or more thorough educators; each school
h is the nucieu-, and Faculty, that might
be desired by even the most a-piiiug and
progressive students ; and our system of
examining teachers, and awarding cer
tificates to the same, is one that is cal
culated to keep education at a high
standard stringent, but thorough in all
respects. No one desiring to immigrate
to our State need have fears that their
children would be deprived of finishing
their education by leaving eastern schools
and coming here.
The State is being webbed over with
railroads, by which travel is rapidly be
coming facilitated. Steamboats navi
gate thc Missouri, along htr eastern
Here you can ''worship God according
to the dictates of your own conscience"
i::. .t:,. ..11
being in existeuce.
Newp3pcr, nunicrcc -political, nsa-
PLATTSMOUTII, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, AUGUST i7, !S71-
tin!, atfi icub ural, educational, leiiiMuus,
and paper.-in behalf of other interests
Politics any way to suit you.
The day is not far distant when timber
and ccal will be abundant throughout
the State a tides which are now s'.i:e
what scarce. Fon sts are being culti
vated, and coal discovered almost daily.
We have given, though hurriedly and
impei feet ly, these facts concerning the
advantages of Nebraska, that those who
may read them contemplating migrating
to our State may consider them and a.t
accordingly ; and to correct many of the
erroneous opinions of eastern people
conccrninc Nebraska. P
rnor. I.VCII.in'K LETTER.
I'lftt iMiuotit h. Street Ircneliln jc, Ac'
An Atlvrnlorr nt tmxt.
ircm the Charlotte (Mich ) Lo der.
Plttsmilth, Neb., )
July Ud, 1871. J
From Pacific Junction to Plaltsmouth
is about 0 miles. It is situated near ihe
junction of the Platte 'and Missouri Riv
cr. leaviiig I'acifie J unction you take
a bee-iiue lor ihe Missouri River, where
you will iitid Wailing a tine boat, u.-ed by
the company to transfer from tlu Bui
lingtou ami .Missouri to the B. & M., m
iNeUtuska. Tne lanil you pass overial
most a Ueud level, is o' tied by sptcula
tors, anU has seaictly a house on it fbr
in lies in any direction.
1 he business, part of Piattstuouth is
on a gentle biope, ditectly facing the
Mi.-souu. Ju-l oatk of this slope tiic
ascent becomes sUet, er, while on either
side quite an eXitn.-ive valley launches
oil, on boili sides of which dwelling
liou.-e.s are Clustered. From this bign
point you took down upon the turbi i
.Missouri, and the biutlsiUi beyond, wi.h
.iaiu street just inlore jou, while on
culler tide you see a valley on the siop
iiig tl'Jcs ot which are fine dweii.ns
withyaidsol liovvers and shi ub toy sur
Pl.tttsiijouth has between 3.000 an 1
4 t0O inhabitant.-. 1 thiol, tiny numitr
among them some pretty toug i chaps -at
least it sWeaiiiig, uriokn:.u ;uid gamb
ling are any eviuei.ee. In lact as a ia.-t
resort the iu:ui-ters iiae takv n to sticet
Jii;t alier leuch.iu here to-day Siii;
d.i ) i heaid wiiut 1 supposed was a con
ceil or serenade ihouii i tliouhc f.3d
P. M- was too early for a serenade. 1
soon leaiiicd that toe aiiiici:cc which
was .-mail, was opening the meeting l y
singing, t-ome tloee oi tour ministers who
weie good siugeis, took part and made
The scene to a simple sojourner like
me, was lather ludicrous. W hile a Jew
of tin: fail hfui Wire near the preacher,
all along the streets you would ste heads
poked oet ot the vvmdows, and from the
doors of the saloons, while in f ront tf
the saloons, bilhaid halls and groceries,
were pe. thed on barrels or dry -goods
boxes, the touguest cu.-ses m town smok
ing, staring at the pieacher and making
comments anything but religious in char
acter. I loii t believe the preacher who
taiked long aud loud and withal eloquent
ly, converted a single soul in Piattstuouth
It will take pretty salt-bnne to pickle
-uie of them so as to keep them from
The people look strong and healthy.
:n lact they ciaim to have the puie&t,
o.ryes; air in the west.
Ah kind- of cii p-, wheat, oats, corn
&c, re raised in abundance about here
ton f:iqunfty pioiiucitig &u bushels to
i he acre.
Trough hardly in its proper la.'e, I
woi h-re say that I have obtained the
piic.s of neariy every kind of article for
ianiiiy use, clothes, hardware,
litre in Nebra-ka 1 tin 1 that 1 can buy
boots aud shoes, cloihing, prints, stoves,
..rockery nid scores of other articles as
chi,' p as in Chailoite. Househ. Id fur
nituie Ls a tiille higher. Provisions aic
a h nit the same in price Hour and meats
Ix-uig just tile same pliee. I must con-te-s
I was inueh surpri ed at this lor 1
had t.e. u toiii ihat p ices here were near
ly double what hey were iuMichigiti.
LiNOii.N. Nrn , Ju'y i!4.
Whin 1 U ft Michigan I had no inten
tion to vi ii Nrbra.-k.i, but met ting with
Mr. lonxaiiii, the Geneial Ticket Agent
ai llu. iiiigum, I was pelsu.ided b bi n to
Jo so. I am gla l that I coiiciu.ied to
do -O ; ioi as 1 ap, loarlif 1 K.m -as and
cuivtist d with tho. e via have traveled
v'r.i both Kan-;rs and Nehra-ka I find
tli.it a. luisr invariably Nebiaska is prc
leiied to Kaii lis. I a:u now at Lin
coln, the capital of the !Mate o5 unies
tn iu Piatismoutii. I -haii t.e oi bged in
oider lo give even an. outline of Linc un
ami vicinity, to devote one I w.g iftier to
the -uij-ct. 1 will tvose this with a few
w . ds . n the route from Piattsuu uth
in-ie. Alter winding alon th; Plan
river, aud the i hill- that lie but a -ho,t
ulslaiiCe, ai leligih we el tered Uj on -h
l.oitoiu laiiib ot the l'iats-, an exten id
piairie seveial lu.lc- in width, bouinie i
by gradually sloping hills, bcond w hich
the country stretches hundreds of miles
away, either in the form of toiling or
undula lug ptairie. I had siippo-ed
that the scenery in some paiisof low a
could not be sui passed, but it certainly
is by the scenery aionv ihe Platte River.
It is impossible to convey ' a: other by
words, anything l.k' a c.. ice: idea of u
It must oe seen to be itppK ci'it -d.
About midway between i 'ial t.-moii; li and
Lincoln lies ih.; town ol A-hiand with
a population of about llZ'K). It is a
beautiful town and lint ly located. It
possesses the best water power in the
State. It is at t!e junction of Silt
creek and the Platte. A Me hodi-t
I'ollege is to be located here, while the
Public School buildiini now being er ct-d
is to co-t $15,000. It is the shire town
of faunders county. Three and a half
mile- fiom ihe town peat beds have
been opened and tested, tlnee quarters
of a mile in width, and four miles iu
length, ti the depth of 7 feet. It is
sunounded by a tine agricultural dis
trict, siimle cornfields containmg aim
acres. The society is said tie a great im
provement on i'lattsuioutli.
O S. Ingham.
The railroad men. iu convention at
! Poitlnil, -last week, took a steamboat
iexcui-ion to tho eastern end of bm
j l1imd. and iiiduL' -d in a claiulake as
cl.tin bak-. On - hundred Tmshels
1 of oy-ters. ehnis. lobsters, po atots and
weli c oked in tiie seaweed
mound,' composed the dinner, with the
all ci caked cea? and ctct: bresd.
ill joj JtC JLd JLP d
Ihc New Ymk til en in y IliM c. -1 i i he
story ot Mr. liaipu W u.uo Euii-r.sou
iha:,once upon a lime, he iK-tei uiiutd to
live i.fu-r the f j h on d ilu-woiid; aud
stopping whiio he Was in thi- mi. id i a
uuuiu ) latcru in a vi.ij1- wueie n was
tobeture, instead ol rtti-iug to meUit.-ite
ami lietZ- in his own tola aud cheerless
loom, he manfully sat in the bar room
like toe rest of mauKind. He endured
the tobacco-smoke as well ad ho could
and wa:chei oo uoubt with a curiosity
as hvciy as Mr. DuL'heillu's on his first
vim ti a cannii.al fa-t among the
Fan- the action ot the men who "sat
aroundV He saw one after another
Walk up to the bar ai.-d demand and
fcwaliow a gla-s of whiskey . ana true ir
his determination to be for once like
other men, the great philosopher so
the tale goes on at last lose, and no
doubt with a certain degree of diffidence
but no doubt al-o with a sulheii-ncy ol
courage in his port and countenance, ad
vanced to the bar, and in a voicj modu
lated as nearly as ho could after those he
had just heard, deuiauded a 'whisky
skin." The barkeeper, a man of high
Crinciple, i;s well sis sound discretion,
luked into the philosopher's face for a
momcm, an t then said : "You do not
want whi-ky. you want ginger-pop;"
aud accordingly administered that mild
and harmless stimulant
tti.xoui r v ii:HKK.Nf:. i a t io.
This little question was settled in tho
Constitutional Convention yesterday by
ihe fol owing vote :
Yen Boyd, Eaton. Esta irook, 11--C-dl,
Kilburn, Mason, .Nbind-r-on. New
soui. Stevcn-on, Scofield, Sh itf, Thorn is,
Towle, Yifquain, Wakt !v--15.
A'r.'s A'-bott. Curtis'. Ca-eH Gibbs,
(Iranger, Giav. Gritgs, Kenast'T!. Kirk
patrick. Lake Lyon. Majors, Maxwell, '
Myer-. Mcl'ann. N-icigh, Philpotr,
Beynolls, Robinson Stewart, SprngU'.
Thnmmel, Weaver, wibon, Mr. Presi
dent 25. .
( I i.KI l I I K.llsi.
Qui .ey, HI., claims a thirty-foot snake.
Tenties-ee farmers are in eiovt-r five
loc'uiiotive iu Miiiuesc'a raises
sream with peat.
- A knout-rox' a Uus'M'i t.un'snu-t.nt.
A YernionttT has real:2' d .1.0'i for
a patent water wheel
Nine tenths f a'l tie"' school ttachcis
in Massaehu :t?s aic Wotiii-Il.
M.-'.rte Miiamon, a t ew alto sin r in
London, his ec!ip-e i Patt: iu sim-big up
The sailor who knew for a Tu t that
there was a man in the moon had b en
to sea Jvdy.
Mrs. Stanton thinks '.Vhiikiu s li 'li:.
d not include the tight to take a crying
in anr to public me ting-.
A We-tcrn girl wmi:dnt bother her
father for a new dress, but worked on
neighbor's farm until she had carnet)
A French barber's siirn reads thus;
"To-morrow the public will be shaved
gratuitously." Of course to-morrow
A rious dm ign which read "No
spirits sold at this fount n," was altered
by a wag so as to read, "No. I spiiits
' A San Francisco d icfor advertised fir
a "good office cat." He has already re
ceived H4'J felines, with the southern
counties yet to hear from.
A Titusvilie oil prince ground a lame
soldier's hand organ and collected stamps
the ol her night, re;d zing $110 for the vet
eran in a short litr.e.
A correspondent, of the New Orleans
T'-irx fancies he has discovered larwin'
in sjn? link " the tail coiled under
1 1 e 'Giecian Bend."
Eleven years ago Frani is Willi in s
j eddied book around Dubu with a
lis rid cart. He is now able to ride in a
buggy which his uncle gave him.
A good book an a good woman are ox
cell' lit things for l hose who know -how
justly to appreciate their value. There
are men. however, who judge of both
from the beauty of thc covering.
Poverty is, excep' where there i an
a-'tual wanr of fio. an 1 raiment, a thing
much mop imaginary than real. The
hauio of povr'y rhe shame of betriir
t'-ought poor is a great and fatal weak
ness. frost to the bud and blight to the
blossom, even such i- seil-imerest to
friendship ; for conn" lct-ee can not dwell
where se.fi henss i j( r er at the gate.
To starve ourselves as a eurt fur dis-
a-e, is to b afflicted with two evils in
stead of om. The disea e torments us
on one si le, and the remedy on the
Lite run-nor sni lothly at all seasons
even with the happiest : but f:r a lone
course, the rocks subsid.. the vi-. ws wi-d-n.
ai 1 if fi .v- ou ino." equ iiey at tho
Fir-t yonnc lady: ' So poor Susan is
dead?' Si con 1 young ia ly : "Yes
p un- thing She -nlT'i c 1 tn ibly, didn't
she? Vnd only ihink. she toudhi'i
W r thaf beautiful silk d-e- her n.otln r
gav-! her, and it's too short for her is-
A devoted little wife, iu Lif ttte,
seeing her husband iiow;tig in iLe :ouz
z e of a gun while holdim: baek the
haumicr with hi- in.it. tiippi d down to
;isk the milliner about the cost of u.otii n
ing, and wh' tlo-r it would be b.comii.g
to her com pit xi n.
One exceedingly warm day rect nily a
ii' ighboi met un old man. and remaikci
th it it wa- very le-t "Y-," -a -l Jot ; j
"If it Wt-ii' for oi,. thuig 1 should ay j
we w ie goin' to have a thaw. "'W nat
is that? " inqu red :he frii nd. "-There's
noth ng froze,"' said Joe.
The colored arisfoe-aey of Atlanta are
induced to patronize "sworee" by a
stetitori iii crier who bawl-: " Only twenty-five
cents gemuieti, and fourteen wa-te-millions
to divide among 'he awg-n.-e!"
A co' respondent of an agricultural pa
p r a-k: "'Where c ri woo! be nr. fita-
II. O" ' t" - .... i -
oi. grown: e are or int
are of the ..pinion
I ace where it cm be
wn than on the baek
that there is no t
niO't' profitably grown
of a sheep ton net
A Sacramento man gave a yonfig lady
a lottery tiekef, which afterwards bew
$300 He then w.-nr i.n-1 told lor that
it had drawn 5o0. and a-ked h-r to gi v
halves with him. She con-etited arid j
gave hi in the ticket for $15.
He is the
The writer of an obituary notice of an
estimable lady said that the bereaved
husband was ""h-ndly able to bear the
d mise of hi wife. " Imag n his dis
gust on leading in print that the bereav
ed husband was "hanllv able to wear
having what one likes
, Commitment is lik in: what one
but Conier.tini-nt is oidy the pale ghost
j ot Happiness. Minn I'dfey.
j Napoleon visits London every d..v,
....(ailv lollown e a!or; the sunnv side
of Bond street, oi hanrt- the bow
dows of tho cl ib house. He is
popular with 'hi w. joking classes
cheer him, and he is getting v.ry fat.
A friend should be one in whoes under
standing ami virtue we can equally con
tide and whose opinion we can value at
once for its ju.-t ess and its sincerity;
Some one asked a boy how it was he
was shoit of his age, when he replied
' Father keeps me so busy, I ha'nt time
".Mr: Post ofiieeman I want to pay the
postage on this letrer." '"Singh? or
double, miss? "Double, sir (with a
courtesy) ; I was married last week."
Mr. "Chawles Thawmpson" recently
ran his head against a young lady, dur
ing a cotillion, "Ah ! excuse me. deah."
he cried; '"did it hurt, ah?' "No, sir,"
she replied ; "it's too soft to hurt any
thing. A Connecticut man having ineffectu 1
ly attempted lo obtain two letter stamps
for fire cents, annihilated the postmaster
by swearing that he would start annffice
himself and break down the d d mo
An attendant at Mount .Vernon not
long since found a lady weeping most bit
terly and audibly, with her handkerchief
at her eyes.
He stepped up to her and said,
"Are you in any trouble, madam?" "No.
sir, " she sobbed "I saw you weeping."'
"'Ah!" said she, "how can any one help
weeping nt the grave of tho Father of
his country ?" "Oh, indeed, " said
he, "that is it ! The tomb is "over yon
der ; this is the ice house."
Tiie Legisl ttr.ro appropriated S 1,000
for the publication in pamphlet form of
the But!'r Impeachment trial. The
Tiihiuie Company, if we mistake not,
accepted the eor.Maet for this job, and.
the sum rd" $1 O i was promptly drawn
fioiu the S';!"c lYc.-wiry. We should
like to know where Uiese pamphlets are.
J An Iri-hman. having arrived iu this
j eo'iiriy. -truck across the fields in search
of employ uo nr. While aseendiug a hill
no uiiii n:y rani" to a stnnu--till tit the
sight, of a land Mil lie s'owly wending
iis w v. Pit, never having seen the
animal before exclaimed : "'Houly
inbber ! the devil of a countiy is this,
wIp re the .-nulf boxes walk un hill?'
In every city. rcmaik the Morning
S'ar, are men who believe that decep
tsin i- an ttb-oiute necessity to success in
bu-iti"s.s They accept the lower max
ims of trade as truths which they can
s-ifeiy take into their hearts and their
business. But iu thc long run the low
aims and maxims break them down. A
trade man finds himself carrying too
large a load too much business on slen
der credit but instead of contracting
his business, coming down modestly to
l.. level, hi attempts to increase the de
ception by endeavoring ' to inflate still
further his credit.
Thc new departure of some of tho Dem
ocrats reminds the Newark Courier of
a little story of an apparently incorrigible
old farmer who publicly declared that he
had at la-t "experienced religion." His
minister shortly aftfr asked one of his
neighbors if he saw any difference in the
man, and the reply was : "Oh, yes, a
great difference. Before, when he went
out to chop in the woods on Sunday, he
carried his axe on his shoulder ; but now
he hides it under his coat.
A writer in an England paper tells the
fo lowing story of the strange things
which occur when the census is taken :
The wife of the "head of a house ' sit
uated due south of London, gives her
age as thirty, while that of her oldest
daughter is recorded as twenty-three
showing that the good lady was ouly
seven years old when she- gave birth to
the first child. In the same house the
cook who has been with the family
since they began house-keeping gives
her age as twenty-one, which proves an
amount of precocity utterly unprecedent
ed, seeing that she has been wilh the
same master and mistress twenty four
years, "Maria r must have begun cook
ing three years before she was born.
"Innocent Spectators" always suffer
and receive public sympathy, but it is an
open question whether a mere specula
tor in a riot does not deserve whatever
he receives. At such times every man
present meiea es the trouble, and al
though one nny be peaceably inclined
bis presence ha a riotous effect. Curi
osity leads him where the evil inclined
gat i.t r. and his individuality is lo-t in
:h': crowd which he ai d others like him
help to make. These "spectat )r-" are
re.eiy aiders and abettor-, of trouble.
Tins 1 1 tie way is to stay at home ! 1 f on
ly the ugly took to the street there
would be such a lack of the stimulus
which a gaping crowd of "innocents"
always luitiishes, that the vitality of any
projected row would be venou-ly impair
ed. At such times it is tare that a mere
spectator can be innoeeiit.
A L'tiod story is told of Col. Tngersoll o
the Chicago I'ost. bin a young man
of twenty suiumtrs he enured the law
office of a Itietul and a-ked the loan of
a copy of Kent. .- Commentaries, as he ws
ju-t ntcring upon the study of the law.
du ige B , a staid middle aged man,
who was noted for his sarcastic remarks,
tinned to Inger-ol! and said: "Young
tn;tu, do you nit n I to read Kent for the
purpose of becoming a lawyer or of mak
ing a g iiilemaii of yourself?" Inger-oll,
b.ii.itig over with wige at the Judge's
impudence, repned : "'Well, if you stud
i d K nt for the !a:tei purpose all I have
to say is you made a h lot" a failure?''
Boars of laughter o.i the part of the by
standers greeted the retort, the Judge
"'came down," and the wdiole party was
invited out to well you know how it is
A young lady member of the choir in
a church in Lyons N Y., leaned too far
over the gailerv during the sermon on
! Sunday to look at a new bonnet or some-
, ot t,e kif(i? at)(1 nnK ht;r Dal-
j .,,)cet headlong plump upon the
, hea(1 of a jeit.()ll) bounding thence into
tu, ,vts verv ,,,.!, j(.U). ra',ze,j r,t not
of tip- li. a 1 aehe
to :he ta -t viu-i
The deo-ou complains
H'.t tie: siiis.', r joined
Th itu V. 11.- Herald relates that
i tw" Wl 11 ,lrv'o i,M urn- looking ladies
l Mistnir:)' iisio. at. i their ne'k while
I passing e.-'di other in trying to di cover
what ench had on. It wa cloudy ; the
I speed at wloch they were moving, and
t lie debc ite h ub: of ill" dry gonji wp-n
by eae'i, operated again-t tm m, and a
slid 1 n tack bh ah sail set against a riff
lirevz- !'eti-h- i tru m Up t. short, snd
j tbr-7 perished."'
j Happiness is
-rut: siAj.r i.Axn stkau
The Lincoln Journal has the following
in relation to the Salt Land Steal, in
response to our call for it to teli what it
knew of the part performed by acting
Gov. James and Attorney General Rob
The Plattsmouth Herald want us to
tell where the acting Governor and the
Attorney General where when J. Ster
ling Morton "proved up" the other day
at the Lincoln land ofhec on the salt
basin.' We can't answer that question.
They are both somewhat noted as itine
rants, but if they weren't, it would not
matter much where they were. The first
official act of the Attorney General, of
which we arc cognizant, was his appear
ance at our office the morning that Mor
ton was arrested at the basin, to ask us not
to publish the fact that he was with Ster
ling, that night, and jointly occupied Mr.
Green's house, and also to request that
the Journal shouldn't mention the whis
key captured by the sheriff, which he
claimed was his own individual part of
the "stores"' thire laid in. The last time
we ever heard of him was the night prior
to the election last June when he annihi
lated the Journal down at the Academy of
Minstrelsy, being on that occasion the
big gun of "ye people's outfit which got
scooped the next day. Further the de
ponent saith not.
We can only state in response to tho
request of the Plattsmouth Herald for
light on the saline question, that ex-Attorney
General Robinson filed, prior to
the expiration of his term of office, an
affidavit for the continuance of the case
in the land office, on account of an im
portant witness having been spirited
sway. The other day when it came up
the State male no appearance, no testi
ruony was introduced for the State, the
hinds were not even proven to be saline
I nt Is and everything went lovely for the
distinguished manipulator, Mr. Morton.
Here we have fresh light upon this
transaction. The Attorney General of
the State going to a prominent journalist
and requesting him to not mention the
1'aet that he, the sworn guardian of the
legal interests of tho State, was found
housed with the man who was trying to
rob the State of her inheritance, and
that, too, under thc most suspicious cir
cumstances. This gives stronger color
to the rumor that the Attorney Genera'
had been bought up by Morton and his
partners. Who is thc next man on the
witness stand ? Will Geo. L. Miller take
a '"fifteen minute" swear, and tell us
"what he knows" about the saline land
Ol'li lILDIOUll I.ETTF.It.
Ilnrtl Storm-CropR Nfltlrmtnli Jte.
From Our Own Correspondent.
Fi llmobe Co. , J uly SI, J 87 1 .
Dear Hkrald : With us "the har
vest is passed, and the summer is (nearly)
ended," but we cannot continue the quo
tation ; but wish to say that "every pros
pect pleases " and right here we omit
the latter clause of that verse.
Wheat was slightly injured by rust,
and chinch bugs. Oats and barly are
generally good ; corn was never better.
Your 'Fitz' is giving the railroad 'fits'
the grading is finished out west; bridge
building and track laying is progressing
in range 2 west.
By thc way we have just baen exam
ining our attempts to assist nature, or
rather, force her. to produce prodigies,
by adding fertilizers to the soil, and we
find that we get by the operation all stalk
and no fruit. The sod is too rich already
for many kinds of crops, I believe and
found that belief upon three years experience-
that when the soil is reduced to
a certain condition it will produce larger
crops than in its present state. The
time may come when manure will bene
fit our bottom lands but not in my day,
Permetrn? to suggest that your Platts
mouth is overdoing the giain trade.
You are aware that Ad uns, Webster,
Lincoln and Grant counties have been
scttlcing very fast this season ; and still
they come. Besides tle, Hamilton,
Clay, York and Fillmore have had aa in
crease in population and edock that we
cannot supply with grain, and thc former
counties have no grub excepting buffalo,
Would it not be we'd to hold a little and
and ihip west on the B & M. when fin
ished (which will be just when the grain
will be wanted.)
You "Fa-tern men" get up quite an
excitement in the papers, over t lie blow
you had along the Platte and old Muddy
the other day; Wednesday the 2Gth.
We had a regular 'nor easter, with rain
and hail that made things get up and
dust, you bet; though no particular dam
age was done, excepting the overturning
and demolishing some dozen lumber hous
es ; about four or five log and sod sh in
ties. It's and ill wind that blows no
good to any body;" the rain drove thro"
nnd through nearly every grain' stack in
this part of the country, and the wind
spread the stacks out most beautifully,
to dry, you know. Take it a'l togeth
er it was a nice time for young turkeys
and poor calves, ours are all laid up for
the holidays. No human lives were lost
though Fillmore is so thickly settled that
we would scarcely miss two or three If
another such a blow comes into Fillmore
county we intend to move for an Im
peachment. In regard to the arrival of thc Herald
at our '"dug out;" it puts us" in mind of
a passage in the good book ; "Tho fir-t
shall be last and the last shall be fir.-t;"
and again 44 now you sec it, and now
you don, t." We have had several cop
ies come to us old enough ta sleep alone
and dirty enough to arow white beans
upon. But don't understand us as find
ing fault; we arc always glad to get tho
Herald no matter if it is 6ix weeks old,
or if on its journey from Plattsmouth it
has passed a night in every dug out and
chanty ob both sides of tbe road We 1
PL ATTSMOUTtf fiEffbP
. m rciu.isnrD bt
II. D, JIATFIAWAV,
rf-OKce cornsr Main ana feces J tretl t"
od rtry . t .... . .....
TERMS : iKUyilO; per unuu, i.r t. i
' - rTTKr.!h. , - . ,
have the satisfaction of knowing that
some ono has had good1 sound , readin.',
and lots of it,' and hope they ?i?i heed its
instructions and become' better citizen.
Perhaps it would be a good idea to en
close two or three extra wrapper each
week, directed, to take the place of thos
Worn out and lost, "y so doing 'yc editor'
would save his reputation a a pennman.
Permit us t o ex press puL'icly. our rtj-'icings
that Gen. Yietor Yifquain is honor
ed with a seat in tho Coustitutionul Con
vention. His resolutions pi regard t
Railroad Bonis, rejoices the people iu
this part of the mora' vinyard, muchly.
Wc are and always have been, a straight
Black Republican, yet we will vote fi r
General Yifquain every time, for ff'o bo
lieve his head is perfectly level on every,
subject connected with the welfare of
Can the Herald info mi us vh? ft Ts
that that traitoroifs, ort-ffmer, ?he
Omaha Herald, must needs attempt .to'
besmear with its filthy shme, even tho
poor homesteaders of Nebraska? Ca'rY l! '
find no mark in tho higher walk's of life,
at which to aim its untempere d steel?
-Mark every person whom business, or
pleasure brings within its reach? As a
piivate citisn of Nubiaska, wa would
move that its dignilled head take one.
more "swear," before the Great Court of
Iuipeac'ner3 say for fifteen minutes
before it talks abrat o'.her people's tes
timony in any eourt. We would iike to.
inquire of its gentlemanly (?) reporter if
he has paid thit hi tie pi 7 that he run"
up in a certain house on thc north side
of Douglas, below tenth street. Dear
Quill, try once, it you can tell the truth'
and shame the Devil; although you have
been zn long in the company of your pres
ent employer that we suppose it woulit1
ba almost utterly impossible especial
ly when we wc consider your association-'
for the previous two years beforo enter
upon 3"our present duties.
Dear Herald, we would not l.avi
noticed the low, mean, dirty fling of
that filthy contemptible Omaha con
ccrn had it not made the third attempt
to obtain our opinion in regard to its
character, as "a great political organ."
Once for ali, we say, we would as sooi:
have our family read Tom Pain, Yol
tair, Bi ingham Young or any otjrer hor
rid thing as the Omaha Hertld, unlcs?"
we wished th"m to become 'Champion'
swearers,' or traitors to our free Re
publican Government, and to learn the
art of sliming over every honest matr''
character they fall in with, as well as.
to become perfect lick-spittles, nnd if
you and your readers will pardon us"
this once we will leave the Doctor and
his rebel sheet to light a. la Don Quix
oH But we shall reserve the ptivilede,
ol settling with quill the next time we
We heard the screeching of the iron
horse this morning, for the first time in
Fillmore County, it sounded kind
o'xtt-anffe, our little four year old said
they must be punching him in the ribs
with a pitch fork to make him go
that's why he equals so.
Lest I weary your patience, I sign,"
Yours Respectfully. AllAZ. ,
In the District Court of tho Siate'of Xcbrar k
n aud for Cm.-s Coin,t;
John Dili Mfrp-1 Dill. XctMo Dill. Cntherino'
Dill, and Willi. uu Diil. minor heir of, ami the,
chiilren of William Dill ilecea.ed. ami burah,
Dill widow of Willintu ri!l Uecitafd. and Jobn.
Muntort, ailuiinistiiUor of the estate of William
Georgo Jennings, Anna Mnria Jennings,
William K Sheldon, Adoli.t Sheldon, hi wit,-.'
Charle-i H. Dayley and Jennie F. Jiayley, his
wile, John 11. Hay-ley, and Hayley his wife
Edward Ciooilea iutli.ninl (ioodenough. hi
wife. James Sweet. Julian Metculf and A. How
en, Attorneys in tin t, and irintM-xol the Stork"
Holder of tho Fii'iucru Si Mn-hnn c Stjre of
Nebraska City, Nebraska, ml the Farmer
Merhaniea siore, Williaiu UorriKnn. Lvander
V. lS.irnum Lefrget .V Co., and Kit-hard D.
.Simi'son. receiver, defendants. Notice to non
residents, uefentint--. To Jvlvrnrd HoodenoUKh
and wife, C hurled K. Uailey nn l wile, .Me-rn.
Lrg?et .t Co., nn-residput.s dcfvniliint, you.
are herehy notified that thi ahove named plain
tiffs, did on tuo ilil day of Juno filo their ieti
tion in th-aljnve enntlcJ '-tion, in the uhove.
named court, the ohject and prayer of which ii
to fi 're-lose a mortgage given by (ieorgo Junnings
and Anna Maria J cniiinirs to William Dill an i
him a.-.'-iipicd to plaintiff Jobn Dill, and
to obtain the payment of n certain note execu
ted by (ieoiire Jtrnnuig and Anna Maria Jen
nings to William Dill, in .Match, lis. tor 810,
000. with int. rest thereon nt. twelve per cent per
annum from March 31st lStVj, and upon default
being made iu the pavement ol the money
and interest due on said note, to have the aid
mortgage given upon the 1st day of April. IsiX
by (Jeorge Jentiing and Anna Maria JenniniM
to illiam Dill, to eeure ue.h note upon the
north-ea.it quarter ' 1 -4 1 section, number twenty
eight C6! and part of the west half (J of the
north-west quarter (1-4; of section number
twenty seven (J7j in town nurnhir ten (lm
north of ranre number thirteen (.13) east of thu
litb Principal Meridian, being in Cos countv.
Nebraska, f'-reeliMed and to bare- ssid land
sold to pity said suin .i.f money and intercut dun
upon such note, 'i ou are n-'iuirred to plead,
answer or demur to said petition in sai I eourt.
on or betore the l ltb.dayof August. VlTl or
said petition will be taken as true and Uecrew
rendered accordingly . .
STEVENSON Sc IIAYWAKD.
Attorneys for Plaintiff.
Ordered t be published four consecutive
weeks iu the NtbuxskA 1Ubai,.
- ISAAC POLLAKD. Clerk.
IJ J. M. EearusI.kv, Deputy Clerk.
J it n", ,ZH h 1 S71 Sr.
Tli"i.ijC. Iteyiiold. Sydney Fhrjcielfor.l
John L rir.neyand Wm II. Finney, non-re- -dent
uuteniUnts. will tako notice that Johu
Christiansen o Cn.s county, did on the loth
day of August JKT1 file his petition in the Dis
trict Courted Judicial Di-trict in and for Cnsi
touu:y Nebraska, against s.-iid defendant:!.
'1 hat the o jc.-t and prayer of said pctiti in
is to otitain a decree of said eourt dec'aritig a
certain trust deel on let number 0 in Muck no.
l;j iu I'lattsmouth City "as countv Ncbrisk.i,
executed by Kvcnnout L. Kandull arid Anna 1.
Kaniall to Th .m.is C Kovnold w:,j at tti
tiino of extent ion. .. ami delivery of twi
tru-t deel wsj partner of tie firm of Shnekel
lord Finney A Co. and that said mortgage.
an-1 tiut deed was given to .secure a
partuersnip ieht due an 1 owinjt to
said f ru fr -tu said Evennout L. Kan
da 1 a UAnmL Ran iall. to be fully paid ofT
en I salaried ani the cloud restioir ti on
Plaintiffs' title to snid lot in block lUin I'latts
p "Uih City C-sseoiirty. Nebrska. inav bo for
ever removed and plaintiffs title to the s:n
fully confirmed and quieted.
JOHN CHRISTIANSEN. Ify
Miiirr.Lr. & Chapmax Al'ys. aug!7w4t
Ke-x York OSce, 27 BEE2KAII I'Z
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