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FLAT I Sit Liu i n f.ttr.J3A.,
THURSDAY, OCTOV.Kll 2G 1S71.
Irjp.rovcn.ci.ts in tie virility of the
li lihoai macli'ne tdiops continue Two
or three new bu'Id'ngs have been erected
i3cently for ttore house, etc.
Miij. I.orce, of Ilv.-hnrdion county, is
firoring : a plaiv f.r a nnrrow ,?:ui?e
riilron'l .rom Leavenworth t l'litt
mnnth, in the event Mr. .!".v does not
accept the aid tendered bini along the
The Fcmth si.le of Main fetreet blidge
i.; Ciiiijiltt' d, an 1 teams commenced
crowing lo J 3'.
The Salt Like trials are progressing
"The way oftbi transgressor is hard."
Prolher Briirhnni and his saints must
"fish or cut bait."
Jlcrchants of tlii city rpit trade 01
t'f. inert- sc. Th.y say it Lux not 1 cen
bolter for a lo'irr tii:o.
J 'l I n,;rij.
fir ls.Jt J n' IJnck's, l:a r,ot
Tlx v lavj cn hand a f.ne lot
?i-v-;ral ripen of the St ite .vre .-jkiug
tiiaf. io the event of an extra sis-sion of
r'.ie Iy; 'afire, the C ri-titufixiial Con
vcutinn bj tca--r in bled lor t'rr- i-paee of
t; 11 day-, in Oidi.-r that th d jcciionable
st: tires of the. Cnstitutiuii j.ist ib-ft-at-el
tn.iy l MriaLcn cut and the docu
i,.--iit .ui milled.
A C'-i -Oinati newsp-iper contains nn
a -c. u::t id' the production ' f si new olay.
1 t says tiie auJionce .-at f f - i.-ootuui.
I 'ie w. re or.Iy f mr )e k:is present.
i.i v.as di.f. aad the other three
A. Connor, 11 o., one cf the
principal train dealers of the we t,
Hc i,i'l fi. nt C:
-it'o thl inoniiii'.'.
r -jvi ts ilic appi-.uatiCe of things theie
r'. n' a-oiir n a icr.s h ive h i ! i? in the
t- '. ::tti di'c ik ws. He Iroii.Jit with
liini a miiiiler of .-ovienors of tin; 'ire.
J 1:1:'? Jorb.Ii, K 1 , of to j linn of
.J .d.a IIuTo' r, of Crete, h:.s been in
ilifii.y for m-vi ral davs. lie reports
ib u i.-!on;' at Ciete, and the
t briiii.int for the future.
The w.'.-ithf r for the past werk cannot
be surpassed in any country on the face
oTilu plobe, and can be eioai'ed in but
few. The ba'my ciiiue of Italy cannot
more'ih m e'inl the autuu;:i days of our
V.'e Miirender a laigc r.mnunt of our
eiace to-day to an interesting and in
Mruf tive aitijle on Insurance, signed ly
tLe ;e.idit:g Insurance acuts of our city.
Tin Tr.ead.rrs of Maeoj- Lolge, No
22, A. r. & A. 31., are preparin.s for a
line time oti the IGth of November next
Th y propr.-e to cive a grand Fair and
Fes i v;il-,, into which they wid introduce
tlie.tvw 'L-.t ie of vocal mudc as a part
o." their entcrtaintnei.t.
The 3I.iry Ila.'ee was at work by day
1 ulit this liiornine, crossing weary pil
grims over to thiir 3Ieeca. and before
teven o'eVck a lon line of pilgiim
wjgon-v w. 're C i iir up Main Street, the
fict.s orjiatietit women and healthy chil
li -en, pe liriiT fioii LneaMi the cover to
CcUh the fi:-.-t glimpse ?f the land they
b ive travel- J .-.o fir to f-ce. Come or,
v.j 11 ive roooi and to ppare fi r all who
are willing to in ike this th :ir home,
aid who' try to make a livelihood by
The prclictions of manj' political
trimmers who a?ted on the belied" that
the Republican parti would soon dis
band or be defeated by the no party and
ni principled men h ive Pad'y failed this
year. The Republican majorities,
wherever pjlitial issues were male, are
more substantial than ever.. The men who
tre republicans are fo from principle,
and not merely because it is popular,
and they will s-tiek to the text while the
The Democracy of Richardson are
having a happy time. The County Con
vention pa-seJa series of resolutions
reading Uuel! and his two papers out of
the party, denouncing him as obscene and
vulvar man. and the papers as unfit to
betaken into a decent family. Uuell
copies the resolutions and denounces the
party as a set of ''b!ackruardsatid lhirs,"
r.nd says it is a feather in anylody's cap
to be rii oui f.om such a party. Go
it liutil, go it d mocracy.
It will bo seen from the telegrams of
this uicmiag that Geo. Fxancis Train is
believed by some to be in some measure
responsible for tb.2 great Chicago Ere.
V'hether this is the dream of Rome fa
natic 1 3 Train, or whether it has a sav
oring of truth time will probably de
3Ir. VvTn. Altstalt, of the Omaha
lice, called this morn;njr. He informs
us that a new t-f2ce is about to be pur
chased for the Bee, and that itcam
presses w:ll be put in. The Bzc is a
"buy" little sheet, and is ta!;cn by a
I.i-ge number of people in this vicinity.
Col. J- II. Notevarc, State Superin
tendent ctIu:u.i.tratioti, was in the city
to-day, and failed at tho IICEALD sanc
tuu. 'Iht C- l is doing a good woik foi
JNTcbrtsi. aaJ Jbr those who are seeking
homes in UiC He works faithfully
and per;tcatjy, ani bis efforts, togeth
er with the efforts of the State Board
and their agents, is tcllir.g on tha inli-i-H:-.tj
t.'thc Siatc. Success lo them.
V.'e .Hp -he A'llovring very trathfull
:. id r;i;i:pli.'ieritary j araiaph fonj a
ivc u i.-nii or of the Hiair Tntiea:
'"" !. ' Wialh VI itte country by sending
P v ".: j;iib.oii5 a!! over and wiih the
h:.i , ;h 11. A 31. IJnllroiil.havo do;ie
D -.rc to btj:U th.dr action irp ,m tins
iio ve.ir than is'usuaHy ai-coiujislicd in
.'.J:' 1 yeaw 6rr:dinary work."
At the last regular meeting of the
Commissioners of Cass County, a farm
of ICO acres was pmhiised for a "Poor
rami." The faun was purchased from
John IX. Girlc, an J lies adjoining Eight
Mi'e Grove on the southeast. It is all
under cultivation, has a pool two-.-toiy,
dwellirg bruise, and tvr rytbhig in readP
ness to at once proceed with farming
operation. The f-urn j aid wa $30iJ
CI.VjO dov.n and S 1500 in en j yt.ar.
SAI.I. 01' a.ois.
Fuller, W.:i.-ie .V Ihv.r propose te sill
4;W lots in th iving town of Crete,
seveiitv-Uv.? n.les -v-t fiv.iu this city,
on the 1J. & M. lb K . commencing to
uioirow (Tuo-diiy). The lo'sate to bo.
so! 1 to the hih t bidder. Wc under
stan 1 ;:r.Jrj-'-inci:ts have been made
rt itli th..- railroad criup.my for fiee trans
j0! t.it on for u'.l p.-r-cvn desiring to at
tend the SuL-.
"i lll.i'i.S It EST."
arc. i i lcc.ij't id' a paper from
: arc. 11 lcc.ij't 01 a paper Iroai o
;n.a'l i'.wn in the i:-t lior of Iowa which
proclaim' ir.-ci'f a.i " Itid-ptii b. r.t I'l
f.ni -bean' jv;: n ;l. : ;e-j 'Oij'Ift.t tf
what, w.' uAt I- it ii;Jt ifii di nt tf the
i t X :tioii.il II ci ullic ir party, t!aim
I .i.L ii.'ch' Mipi. 1 ior in ia tcoiaiiliii) to
men '.viio gnid-.-d ili; Miip f -tate
il.i.oii.!: the d r.'. d.iy cf the rclcliion ?
Sucli croti.-iicai j )'irn.ils will soon di -cover
that great and glorious Repub
lic:: n puiy. v.t.ich liis iicl.ifvcd more
go-ntiino ood iVr i;tMis!;j.nl- than all mhr
purtioA thrtt we:e e ver organized, s '"in
depended" of lb; ;u, in-tead of their
bcifig ' i.iutMJudejii " tir:ha Ki publican
The gentleman cf v, tioai we made men
tion je-tcrd.y, infi-rms us that he ha
about determined to make a pcimancut
home in thi.J country, al:hou-h he n
ticipatcd no such th nr when hi lefc the
old country, lie came to this coiint:y
with the sole view of a cri:ie;.l e.uimou
tion of tho country lor the purpostof
giving to the senders of the paper o!
which he wai n:a.ug.r, a correct idea of
the great Wt.-t. Tlie lV.'erboroagh
Tine Ins tho following notice of 31r.
Keddy's dopartarc :
DEP.vuToaa vv int. keldy ror. Ameri
ca. 31r. Keudy, the manager of the Fe
terborough limes, has this week left
Fiig:and in o.der to vi.-it America for
the puif o-c titled in last issue, lie
sailed on Thursday, fiom Ijiverpool, in
the fine steamer Atlantic; and on the
preceding i uesiiay the start of the Tinns
had a trip to L00J in by tlie Great blast -urn
railway, the e.ist of which was dc
fravei bv Mr. lv.ddy. The party, in
elud.ii'J fiend--, i;anite:ii upwards of
."?. They sjieat several hours in the
EvhiU im and the parks, and had a
6-11I on tlie Thau:cs. On Thursday, the
compositors pre.-c itcd 31r. KidJy with
an excellent trouit-photograph of tlie
stall' of tire Tii. -, v.'nich had been taken
by Mr. .John Rub, ot Ciry-r aa 1. Tho
photograph was well mounted and
framed. Mr. Rett-, the over-cer. made
tin presentation on behalf of the office,
a'ld it was duly a -knowlcdge l. 31r.
Koddy's friends wili remember that he
suffered a sad loss in the eatly part
of 187U. His wife, 31ary Riocklebank
Kcddy, died, and was buried in the
Cemetery Ref'ore leaving lor Amuica
31r. Kcddy had erected over her graven
cha-te lnonuiiiciit to her memory.
'l'li3 monuj.-cnt is tho work of Mr.
Stephen?, cf New-r. al.
T.'.e foiiowsng pupils cf the higher
department of the Third ward school
have n it been ab.-ent. or tardy during
the pus nt week, viz: "atlie Riilimrs,
Ilila Billings, Llllie Bolt, 31air-ie Room,
Ahlie Graves, O li3 Ga --, NelMa 3Ii kel
wait, Mabel Neweome May West, Lui
i-a R?;nhack!e, Nannie Tibbj", Atr.tl
Abbee, Freddie Raton, Willie Gib.-on,
Alvin Gass, Walter Failing.
D. D. Martixdale Teacher.
Tioi- ill tM:oit:i!S.
Two boys, aged respectively about 12
and 1 1 year., (we suppress their names
hoping lint they may be better boys in
tlie fu'uro), were anc.-ted to-daj" and
brought before Justice O'Neill on the
charge of having severely beaten and
then tl::e-tu.d to kill by hanging an
othtr s mall b.y whom they found pass
ing along the street li.-t night. The
boy whom they bad beaten wa-in court,
his clothes yet red wiih blood from the
effects of their Hows, and bearing other
evidences of tha violence used by them.
After hearing the story of all the boy3,
and such other evidence as could be
reached, Justice O'Neill decided to fine
the two young rowdies $5 each, and
give them until this evening to pay the
fin?, or in default to go to jail. What a
sad commentary upon the schooling of
boys on the streets of a town like Platts
mouth ! It is hoped that these two
boy.- neither of whom sc-cia naturally
vieioiia t ill learn from th;s experience
ani do better in futaie Also that
othrrboys may shun tin paths which
Icai to such conduct.
Billy Powers,, one of the real live
men of Cass county (all except his de
mocracy) was in the city last evening.
Few men in our county have more gen
uine go-ahcad about them than Dowcis.
E. Ilanneford & Co., publishers cf
Firit class Subscription Books at Chi
cago, announce that they have saved all
their stereotype plates except those of
"'Briclit Side Stone?,', and that apenta
will le supplied in due season with all
books j romied.
Br. McChi-key, formerly of this city,
but now cf Glcnwood, has recently
Loubt out his jaui.2r-:n the diug basi-nes:-,
and he is now running the concern
oh Lis own hook.
Geo. Fiv nci T.ain is to lecture at
O.n iha to ni-ht, befoic ihe Odd l-ellows
Lilrary A-rociation. lie lectures at
Leaven .toi th to im.rrow evening.
The (lisc tide copies our item wherein
we said th : success of the Tiutik Rail
road enter; ric re.-ted entirely with Otoe
county, an; aid-j; '"Ail 1 ailroad projects
a e deal, bu-Ird, and fly-blowetl in
Oco Bj c ireful that the fly-blowing
process Joes not estei.d beyond the rail
road lnd oQ iit jss,. if. the above is a
rOVNCIf. I'ltOi il. K69.
.Council Ciiambeii, Oct. 21, 1371.
Council met in repular session. Pres
ent, the Mayor, Aldermen Duke, But
tery, Shanon, Erhart, the Clerk and
The Journal of last meeting read and
approved. Ihe following accounts were
then presented, and on motion allowed:
To 31. W. .Morgan, one mouth service
as 31arshull, $Go.O'J.
To I Rautu, for plan cf 3Ia:n St ,
Bridge, $-1 00, on Improvement Fund
at I'i) cuts.
To IX Schna-se & Co., for merchan
dise, $1.80, cn Police Fund.
To R II. Vanatfa, for coppying Or
dinances, $7.00, on Police Fund.
To W. J. White, St. Commissioner,
$8?. 25, on Improvement Fund.
The following accounts were then read
and on motion, referred to Finance
To Clements it Murphy. $13.00.
To Cass Pi.Aoaat, $12 CO.
On motion the Clerk was instructed
to dr;w nn order in favor of C 31 alio
ney for $25.00, on Iuipiovcmont Fund.
R. T. Buke then moved that an Ordi
nance to amend Ordinance No. 0, be
put on its second reading, which said
motion was over-rt.Icd, as being cut tf
order. Council adjourned.
31. L. WHITE, 3Iayor.
Attest: R. II. Vasata, City Clerk.
KEsi'Eii ti r. t:st. ui:s i r.r. vi 1 is as
iiaoi.asiv it cut; l a .r.
E'urtig the death-!ike stilhiess nhich
reigr.-.'d ever our peacrf.d city Iat Fii
d iy night, ono of our bu-iness men, who
has a sleeping si) fitment over hi- place
of bu-iiies, na, prousei from I. is deep
.deep by some unknown agency, and the
an.e uns.en aid unknown influence
seemed to vd.i per to him ' there is dan
ger near?" lie peered tautiously about
for some moments, and soon he di- erned
a mail standing between himself and the
window in the fiont of the budding,
lie wisely d tcrmined that he would not
venture upon the unequal contest of
enpturirg the powcif;i!i mid muscular
burglar alone, hence ho snapped his
pistol at iiiiu tl.r.e sepaiate and distinct
times, shouted "murder" at the top of
his voice, an 1 then opened the window
in the rear of the building and vaulted
1 in tli in the air, full of that faith which
Christians are said to have when they
place in. licit confidence in an unseen
ruler and launch firth upon the sea of
life with full faith that this same power
will protect and defend them. Our
friend felt that same sort of faith when
he leaped from the second story win -low,
for, although he could not sct the earth,
he felt positive it would stop his descent
when the proper time anived and it
did. lie proceeded at e-nce to vocifer
oudy notify a number of the citizens in
the vicinity, also to call upon Sheiill
Johnson and request his immediate per
sonal attendance toassi.-t in capturing
this ruidtihght robber, and probably
would-be assassin. Tho Sheriff was
prompt inaction (as Joe always i$ when
there is busiue-s of tr.is kind on hand,)
and when lie arrived en the ground,
armed with the neccssaiy "bracelets'"
for the visitor, be found the house well
guarded on the alley stc, by at lca-t a
score of valiant neighbors, who had as
sembled to capture the "lictid in human
soapc." Shei'ill Johnson proceeded to
station men in front and in the rear as
guaids, while he would proceed to search
the place; but the men seemed to think
the fellow would be most likely to escape
by way of the 'WiVy and they all rushed
to the spot '"where danger was thickc.-t,"
and pointed their guns and pistols out
f.om the alley towards the Kceond story
windows at tidier end. When all was
ready, Johnson proceeded to the fiont
door, accompanied by one daring advent
urer who did not really like to remain in
the alle'3 where the cnged lion was like
ly to rush through at any moment when
he should leap forth from the window in
the end of the tnihliuj, .as had our
fiiendv.ho give the alarm.
The store room vras searched and a
light left burning, the cellar likewise,
and then it became morally certain that
tlie fienl had retreated to tlu upper
story where he would give battle (at
least this seemed to be the mind of some
of the neighbors who had assembled to
as.-i.-t in the enforcement of "law and or
der," also of the proprietor). A new
desire seized many of them to guard
that alley, and they were bound to d- so
regardless of what the Sheriff said or
thought, and they did. The Sheriff,
ac?ompanid by the fe'low- who was
afraid to stay in the alley, proceeded to
the upper floor, where strict search was
made for the villain, but he could not be
found. The proprietor, by this time,
had fully determined that the desperado
had retreated to his sdeepiog room, and
thither, as a last resort, went the Sheriff
and the fellow who was afraid to stay in
the alley, with the proprietor holding a
light. About this time the desperado
is supposed to have changed his shape
to that of some "spiritual" being, and
vanished into thin air, for lie was no
where to be found. The Sheriff
and the fellow who was afriid
to stay in the alley, quietly said "good
night," ani left for their homes. The
burglar and would-be assassin has not
been seen since. The men who guarded
the alle', also the proprietor of the
store, breathed freely after they ascer
tained they would not be called upon to
shed the blood of a human being, but
had only spirits to contend with.
Col. J. E. Philpott, of Lincoln, has
received a commission as Grand Com
mander of the Department of Nebraska
for the Crand Army of the Republic
He hai appointed his Adjutant Gen'l,
Quartermaster Gen'l. Judge Advocate,
aud In.-pcetor General, and all post com
manders in the State desiring docu
ments, instiuctions, etc., should address
Commander Philpott as soon as possible.
All eoldiera desiring to organize posts
t-hould aLo address him..
TLe Douglas county Teachers Insti
tute is dow in session at Omaha.
Li:rrR tuo.n it. nix it it wt..
Ann Arbor, MfcH. Oct. 17, '7!.
II. D. Hatha wat Editor IIervld :
Dear Sir: Having, before my depart
ure from P'a'tsmouth, been requested by
many friends to "drop a line," and
deeming it impracticable to ad.l.-ess each
one personally, I ask the privilege of
inserting in the columns of your paper
a short communication, which 1 desire
may not only prove of intcro. t, but of
I am pleasantly situated in the beau
tiful little city of Ann Arbor, prepara
tory to a siege of hard study: I think
the 3Iichig::n University well deserves
the reputation which it h is established.
None but '"Yale" and "Harvard,"
probably, have a more extended influ
ence, and thry no greater ni'-i it. It is
organized into three Departments, as
follows: The Department of Science,
Literature and the Arts ; the Depart
ment of 3Iedicine and Surgery; the
Department of Law.
The Department of Liw, with which
I am identified, (an 1 believe the only
representative from Nebraska), presents
all the facilities desired in n law school
of the highest character Ten lectures
and ex animations arc held each week,
during the terms. The course will em
brace the seveial branches of Constitu
tions', International, 3Iaritinie, Com
mercial and Ciiminal Law Medical Ju
risprudence and the Jurisprudence of
the United States, and will include such
in-truetion in Common Law and Equity
Plead ti isr, Evidence and Practice, as will
lay a sub-tantial foundation for practice
in oil departments of law. We have in
this depaitment three "Young Ladies"
preparing to ' initiate" themselves into
the "nivnterics" of the legal profession.
The .Medical Department is also well
represented wiih ladies, there being
twenty-eight under its instruction.
There are students attending the cliff-rent
departments of the University
f oui all sections of cur countty, und
fommany foreign countries England,
Peru, Sandwich Islands, So. The num
ber of students attending the University
is estimated at from twelve to fifteen
One item of importance, is the mag
nificent libraries which the students have
access to. The University library con
tains more than seventeen thousand vol
umes. An appropriation of about two
thousand dollars is made annually for its
enlargement. The Law library contains
about three thousand volumes. There
are two literary societies which have also
good and growing libraries. The Christ
ian Association connected, with the Uni
versity has a well selected library of
moral and religious works. Tlie libra
lies amount in the aggregate to about
I presuuie, 3Ir. Editor, that I have
occupied enough of your time and space.
I might relate other points of interest,
l-ut bearing no claim a a professional
correspondent, and fe iring uiy commu
nication might not withstand the criti
ci.-ms of your intelligent reader--; .1 will
R. Baxter Windham.
The original draft of President Lin
coln's Emancipation Proclamation, for
which the Chicago Historical Society
paid $23,000, was destroycl in the late
A private letter freni Lincoln, written
Sunday evening, says: "The prairies
were covered with fire south and west of
here he-t niuht, and without doubt some
one has lo.-t by it. A couple of lar-e
haystacks arc burning now only a few
blocks from here, in plain sight."
John Tyler, accidental President, es
sayed the task of creating a third part,
with Daniel Web. ter at his back, and
found that he could not control even the
Democrats whom lie bad rewarded with 1
office. 31 Hard Fillmore perished in a
like attempt. Thurlow VYoed shadowed
a third party in "0:5, and backed Andy
Johnson in bis Philadelphia fandango
three years later, richly earning all he
gained, execration and contempt. Let
others who have an ambition in this di
rection take warning by the fate of these.
It always pays in the end to have some
fixed principles, either in business, re
ligion or politics. 31 unkind detests
shysters in any field of life.
For full particulars of the recent
"South BcnJ disaster," a.-k Dr. Johu
Black or Jacob Val'ery, Sen. They
"interviewed" Billy Dowers on the sub
ject last evening, and they "got their
satisfy," we "reckon-"
A reliable physician states that he has
the means for knowing that 500 children
were born on the prairie and on the
streets during 3Ionday and Tuesday
n ghts, at Chicago, during the fire.
Train is announced to fire a bomb at
the State Capital to-morrow (Thursday)
evening. Train always accepts an invi
tation to speak if possible, even if he
has to reconsider the engagement. Can
wo not get Train to come to Plattsuiouth ?
E. II. Seh:tt, the popular proprietor
of the City Rcotaurant for the past year,
is fully installed in the Platte Valley
House, ready to accommodate the trav
eling public in a style that cannot fail to
picas . Wm. II. Caldwell, Esq., is in
The Chicago Railway llcvicw, that
fricntl and promoter of railways in the
great northwest, which has done more to
siimulate aud strengthen these great ar
teries of commerce than any other one
agency in the wct, is out ..gain, only
mis.-ing one issue. Such pluck and en
ergy is deserving of success, and it can
not fail cf attaining it. Let every man
who desires to keep fully posted on all
matters pel taiDing to railroads, and es
pecial'y thos of the northwest, .send
$2 00 to P. C. Brooks, editor and pro
of the Review.
D. P. Fuulu's, of Louisville, Ky., pub
lishers, of instrumental and vocal musi,
Las furai-hed us with a liberal supply.
Glkndalf, Neb., Oct. 21, '71"
Enron Herald: Dear Sir: Will
you please announce through the col
umns of your weekly the follotving pro
gramme of the Sunday School exhibition
to take place on the eve of Saturday,
0?t. 28. '71, at the Glendale School
Hou-e, twelve milts west of Platts
1st. Congregational singing.
o 1. Introductory Address.
4th. 3Iu-ic Vocal and Instrumental.
3th. Then will follow Keci'ations,
D. clam 1: ion - and Dialogue :, nti r Jiingied
with mu-ie. Then will come
Oth. The Grand Dialogue, tho "Bene
fit or Reward of Benevolence."
8th. Closing Address.
9th. Closing Hymn.
The friends of the Sunday School are
cordially invited to come, as the entire
proceeds are to go
l.-t. To def a3' expenses.
2d. To purchase lamps, curtains, &c.,
needful for the proper conducting of ex
hibitions, evening meetings, etc.
Doors open at G p. m.; Exercises com
mence at 7 p. 111., prompt.
Admission 23 cents for all above 13
yen is of ao,
All under that free.
E. S. Child, Sec'y.
. CHICAGO vn LVSI'IlAME.
FaiEXD IlATriAV.'AY: As your read
ers are nearly all insured, a few thoughts
upon this subject, now that so many in
surance companies are tottering upon the
verge of bankruptcy, may not be unin
teresting to your many readers.
From telegrams and circulars from the
h ading Eastern ofhees, I am warranted
in saying that none of the Iwliiifj cor
potations are insolvent. A number of
the less prominent have suffered so badly
as to have sunk their entire caidtal ; but
the fiiluro of every one of these wiil
neither cause a pan:c nor severely inter
rupt the general progress of insurance.
On the contrary, there w.Il be such m
enhancement of rates, reduction of ex
penses, select i n tf risks, and pnrifica
tion of bu-itx'ss, that in the long run the
insu.ing public will recall the Chicago
fire of '71, as perhaps the best thing
that ever h ppened for them. The
great majority of the companies not only
pay their losses but pay them promptly.
You will no doubt acknowledge that so
noble a resolution, so prcuint -'y taken, in
the face of the greatest calamity of mod
ern times, entitles the insurance compa
nies scai el by the Chicago fire, as
worthy of the confidence, respect and
even admiration of the whole business
world. Within thirty days millions of
dollars will be pouting into the now de
vastated cify, from this source, and a
most striking example be thus afforded
of the wisdom and Lcnifieence of the in
surance plan. Chicago, like a Phoenix,
will rise from her ashes more grand,
more beautiful, more prosperous than
ever. Let no man mistake the effect of
this rcat cilimity at Chicago. Jliliions
upon millions of dollars will flow thither
to retrieve the fortunes of the afflicted
city, and to stimulate the heroic enter
prise of its people to even greater
achievements in the future, than tho-e
which glorified the city in the past.
This, is the point whore the mihiotis of
ca-.tcrn capital wili find double the late
01 interest trem wliat it is now com
manding. The smouldering embers of a
fire that found her a city e-f wood and
plasier will hardly cool bef ire she wiil
begin to reappear as a city of stone and
iron. Ihj total valuation of all the real
and personal property in Chicago was
about $205,000,000 a f ict which, when
we consider the population and number
of buildings, will show how large a pro
portion of the latter were of wood. It
is safe to say that if the majority of the
buildings had been of less combustible
mateiial than wood, the above viduation
would have been largely in excess of
what it was. I have seen such extrava
cant estimates eif losses, that while I
shrink from assuming to be able to make
any accurate estimate, I cannot iaiagine
that after deducting salvage, the actual
loss by this fire will exceed $50,000,000,
The great fire of London, memorable
in the annals of history, which occurred
in 10GG is the only one which approxi
mates that of Chicago in magnitude.
Like that of Chicago, it staited on Sun-
! day, and was fanned by a high wind.
3Iore than half of the city was destroyed,
embracing some 15,000 buildings, and
200,000 homeless people of all degrees
lined the highways leading from the city,
in a state of starvation. The section
embraced even in this fire, however, was
only two-thirds of a sq'uare mile, and
the loss was about $35,000,000 so the
burning of Chicago stands without a
parallel in modern times.
Tabular comparison of the losses by
reat fires :
New York, 1835
Pittsburg, IS 15
New Yoik, 1S45
San Francisco, 1537
St. Louis, i(3
Charleston, ISGO ...
Widespread as is this di; aster, and seri
ously as it has crippled a number of in
surance companies, it is a subject of
pride that in the gr"at majority of cases
Josses will be promptly settled; and
when the facts and figures aie finally
spread out in authentic form, we may ex
pect a reaction in favor of insurance, and
its promoters such as will astonish even
its most ardent frieuds. Few companies
ha-e failed, as regards their policy hold
ers, and these which have suffered he.vy
loss will re-orginize at onie with less
financial capital, perhaps, but with a re
sevre of mural capital and honorable
prestige which will make their policies
worth more than ever before.
The local companies in cities away
from Chicago those institutions which
had no agencies ia the scene of the
trreat calamity are some of them dis
posed to sedf-coDgrntu'ation because thei
1 'g-.l'i' TT til l- .
terrible visitation which has fallen upon
their fellows lias lo.ssed them. One
hour before the Cl.i -;.go fire eommenc.d
the Chicago local companies had pre
cisely the same basis for self-ceufidcnce
as touching St. Louis, Cincinnati, or
any other city in which n great fire might
have occurred. Local e joipai.ies every
where ar-i subject to the same annihila
tion thaeha overtaken the Chicago in
stitution!, should the fire fiend happen
to select ;for his next carnival the locali
ty in which they aie doing business ex
clusively The local ecu; panics have but
a single source of income the city cr
county h which they are located. The
agency -companies have a thousand
sources, more or less, according to the
number of their agencies, from which a
steady stream of income can be brought
to bear upon any great fire, such as is now
attracting universal attention. The more
capital they represent more experience,
longer established .and more scattered
their risk, the more reliable the indem
nity offered. Active agents, energetic
officers, solvent companies, will now
come to the front and carry all before
them. The publie is alive to the value
of insurance policies which twin in
timiiit, and will not higgle about rates
in the light of the Chicago fire and its
crushing testimony again-t cheap and
worthless policies. The question of
rates in the future is an important one
to both the insurer and the insured.
The company that does not charge an
adequate rate should be distrusted.
The volume of average loss makes up
the main element in the eot of insur
ance: and now that the companies are
called upon to pay twenty-five or thirty
minions on account of Chicago, it is ob
vious that the cost of insurance, has in
creased by just the ratio thus added to
the ratios of former years. If the $3,
500,000 paid to Portland justified doub
ling ratcsj in 1SGG, w hat should be said
now when rates have again touched bot
tom and the co-t of insurance has actu
ally been quadrupled ? The simple test
wili be to add the cot of the Chicago
fire to the average cost of insurance for
twenty years past, and then tell us what
the rate should bo. This question of
rates will be but a small ma trr to the
biuess man who will to-day realize as he
has never realized before, that without
reliable, sul.stantial insurance, his house
is indeed, but built upon loose sand, and
his business hangs in the balance at the
mercy of the merciless element, fire.
Without insurance no business man in
this country sta ids upon a secure foot
ing ; without it, he may be utterly and
hopelessly ruined in an hour. The pres
ent emergency will doubtless prove of
value to him for all time to come, in
ttiat it impresses upon him with a force
that he neverhas hitherto felt, the neces
sity and the indispensableness of tin
protection afforded by insurance. In this
terrible emergency it behooves the pru
dent mati to look to it icithouta moment's
delay that his property is placed beyond
tho pos:ibility cf loss. In selecting
your company let j'our object be for ii
demnify insurance nffaitrnt !, without
regard to the prictJ.
The great characteristic of the Ameri
can people is to "beat down on price."
Nine eases out of ten in insurance, the
"beater's beat" As a general rule it
cau be safely said that the agent who of
fers to insure you at a reduced price,
became ifs's yar, is vending a spurious
article. Rates have been too low. The
mushroon companies who have pushed
the rate below the point of safety in the
past, have been swept away. The pub
lie must not expect that the good com
panies which have I ecu so severely tried
in this great disaster, will longer con
tinue to stand hctween new and irre
trievable loss for a premium which af
fords a paltry margin. They mu.-t be
remunerated for the blow which has
been inflicted upon them, and the public
must expect to pay at least doulJc lite
rate which they have hitherto paid if
they expect to be insured.
Henry E. Palmer, Ins. Ag't.
Wc most chopr'nlly endorse the above
article. D. H. Wheeler & Co., j
Insuianee Agents j
Phelps Paine, Ins. Ag't.
FROM WEEPING WATER
Delrurtive I'rnirie Fires.
Weeping .Vater, Neb. Oct. 23.
Ed. Herald. Conflagrations ap
ronr in Jw tlm nnlcr of the day. W e
read if tires in all parts of tho country
Our beautiful valley has not escaped the
devouring element. Last Friday our
people were alarmed by a prairie fire
.threat ning our park south of town, but
by the efforts of some men and a lavor
able change of wind, the fire was turned
f iv. ni pmirso nor th to northwest. It
swept up the valley, south of the creek
in a terrific manner. Wc could
hear it roaring when it was one
and a half miles distant. We learn
that 31 r. Howard had his hay and sta
bling burned, also some farming toob;
others lo.-t considerable hay. The fiie
passed thiough 3Ics.-rs. Tewksbry's.
Hubbard's-, Horton's Fowler's and
Reardsdey's timber, doing great damage
to the young growth of timber. A ill
people ever learn to protect themselves
from the ravages of prairie fires. We
have seen cautions enough in your pa
per to warn the most careless if it were
possible', yet every fall and spring we
hear of hay, barns, and dwellings being
consumed by this enemy of the home
steader. Who can expect sympathy
for damages done, when there is no ex
cuse for not being protected. Resides
the loss of property by the careless fire-
ing of the prairie it is a positive damage
to the next years crop of grass. If the
nrairie is protected until spring, then
burned after the weeds have started.
the new crop of gras3 will be free from
weeds, and therefore make better hay
and pasture, besides there is less danger
of its getting away from the person who
.... c :
starts it. Uut we are-not iu?i
were it is poedbh. we would be as care
less as the mo-t careless. ou:s &j.
A siiccr fruit knife marked S. C. S
T le finder will be suitably rewarded by
leuvi.jg it at this office.
The hop advertised for this eTening at
3Iasonic Hall is postponed until Wed
nesday evening, Nov. 1st.
The Kansas City Times remarks that
"the 'key' to the political situation in
Alabama is the dar key, who wields a
working majority in twenty three coun
ties." That man only is ttuly Lrave, who
fears nothing so much as committing a
mean action, and undauntedly fulfills 1ms
duty, whatever be the dangers which
impede his way.
A eston, the fraud, has been trying to
walk 113 miles in twenty-four hours, in
Cincinnati, and, as usual, failed. Be
sides that, his baggage was attached for
an old debt, which added to his dis
grace;. IX W. McKinnon, Esq., the newly
ele-ted County Clerk of Cass, was in the
ciij' to-day. lie will take possession of
the offi.-e soon after the November
meeting of the Commissioners.
Postmestcr General Creswe'l, it is now
probable, will come two million inside
the appropriation for his dtpaittnctit for
the present fiscal year.
A cotemporary lias an article headed
"Grace Greenwood on the narrow
gauge." We had always imagined that
she wa; rather on the "broad gauge."
"Indian summer" seems to have end
ed and "squaw winter" to have begun.
The latest news from Chicago is that
Rucks sell more apples, and Letter ones,
than any house in the west.
If you want premium harness go to
31urphy's shop. He is "the boy that
T. C. Fielding, late Warden of the
Penitentiary, has departed for Nevada,
California, or Salt Lake
We learn from Sheriff Johnson, w ho
came in from the western part of the
county yesterday, that feirful prairie
fi f were ratin.' on the highlands north
west from Weeping Water. He did not
knew whether any damage was being
done, as the fire was several miles dis
tant from him.
Hon. Isaac II. Stuegeon, ofSt. Louis,
one of the Government Commissioners
appointed to inspect the R. & 31. R R.
in Nebraska, arrived in the city this
trorning Dr. Scott and Maj. Safely,
the other commis ioners, will probnbly
arrive this evening, nnd they will then
proceed to examine and report upon an
other section" of the road. The first
eight- miles, examined by them some
time since, has bcen-.axcepted by the
President Abel I, 3Iaior Loree, and Dr.
Converse, the railroad kings of Southern
Nebraska .ore in the city. Lincoln
Hold on, neighbor! Perhaps you arc
a little fast. 'These men are are all right
in their place, hut they arc only "Jacks"
to oar king Col. Doane.
If you want to send for you" friends
from the old country, or take a trip
there, go to Edward Wilson, Ticket
Agent, Plattsuiouth Depot, who can is
sue through tickets to and from Liver
pool, Queenstown, Derry, Glasgow, Ant
werp, Christumia, Gothenbcrg, Copen
hagen, Paris, &c.,&e.
Through ticket. Liverpool to I'latts
mouth, $G0.35, and from other places, in
proportion. Oct. 23, d&wlm.
Wc are in receipt of the "Fire Extra"
of the Western Jinral, of Ch cago, the
best agiicultur.il paper published out
side of New Voik. They announce that,
although they lost all the'r pre.-sjs ami
material, they have .saved their subscrip
tion books and will bo ready in one
month from the date of the fire to is-ue
both the Western L'nral an J the Young
Folks llural in their proper forms,
style, etc. They ak their patrons to as
sist them to increase their subscription
lists, and thus aid the enterprise.
Docs Cass county propose to do any
thing to secure the next State Fair at
this place ? We have published the an
nounccment of President Furnas, and
hope our people wili at least consider the
matter and see what can be done, if
J. L. Drown, Rsq., of Greenwood,
was in the city to-day. Drown is one of
the young men of the ceunty who takes
an active iuterest in her general welfare,
and one who will yet be known as a
"solid" man in connection with public
We arc in receipt of the Schuyler
Register, recently stai ted at Schuyler, in
Colfjx county, by Ja. C. McRride, to
whom we owe an apology for not sooner
noticing and tending an exchange. The
Register is one of the best papers in the
interior of the State, and deserves a
The Good Templars of this city have
decided to give an oyster supper at
Clark & Plumruer's Hall on Friday
evening, Nov. 3d. This will be the first
entertainment of the season, and it is
expected that it will be a fine affair.
Carruth has taken a series of views of
the city which, when arranged in pano
ramie order, gives a better idea of our
town than anything we have ever seen.
He will have a sample on exhibition in
a short time.
Train says Chicago is " sick unto
death," but it would be a heavy
'"goak" on him i. she should not die,
Th:ee coach loads of passengers went
west over the D. & M. this morning.
We learn from J. L. Rrown, Rsq., of
Greenwood, that Mr. Henry Wright, of
that localiiy.rcceu'ly lo-t his hay, his
stable and harness, and about 400 bush
el, of oats by prairie fire
I The r."in rf to-dy vri'l be pratcfofly'
! welcomed by 1S3 firmer.? of Nebrasl.e,
as it will have a tendency to check prai
U. S. Marshal Iloilo returned from
southern Kansas a few Jays since with a
defaulting postmaster who has evaded
the officers for the past three years.
He evidently was not posted on "Hollos"
The prisoners who recently attempted
to escape from Sing Sing indignantly
deny the report put in circulation that
they were driven to this attempt to seek
their freedom because of the poor fare,
they received; but they claim that al
though they are professional burglar-,
pickpockets and highway robbers, they
have enough self respect left to abhor
being confined with such scoundrels r.-;
Tweed, S.vceney, & Co., hence their ef
fort to escape from Sing Sing.
LOUNGES, SAFES, TABLES.
OX ALL DESCRIPTIONS AND AT ALL PRICKS.
fcletalic Burial Cases.
CcaJy VnJo, n l l C'ucjp fur Co.,h.
With many thnnk for a-t :itr uiug. I in
vite nil to pall nnd examine iu.v largo eto.-k o
niture and Coffins jun28t
NEBRASKA. CITY NFB.
r-OAin AM'lo trees, 1 to t y:;i:-s
4 iiO Pear tree?, 1 t ) ! yc.-rs !!, ;
3 ()"0 Cherry tree?, 1 u :. j e .r.' nl.l,
7.".i.Vl Pravh trfe..r i-onfs i ,u h.
2 mjn' i Osiik lle l,;.! .iittls !...! ..'
.'io null Id my Locust. . Ii I' 1 1 r m
Ki'erpi f us Hint Ijriiuiiii i, I;. ! .-Iinm'
, ." t L'.'l Ctl-
J ;n .".( ci
liKo M el-.
1'ulilni-.. Lowering plr.i.l-fri V-i variety. 'I it -lips.
Ilya r iitlin, Cnte-ee-e-i, L'I.e Ac, ren ly
l .r tall 'i.tiieiD(r.
'Icrm C'nsli al tlio .ir'.!rj'.
AdJresa. J. W. P -AF-.MAN,
Ni-lira.-i. :i Ci .v.Neli'
SCome and see your trei- ilni; ';t of hi.
jiil Mil. 1 w .V d 3 in.
Corner Main and Third Sts
keeri on hand a ful! supply of
L 'o uj'cctio n ericsy
It EFSt EKS3 .TI EXTS
and .a complete norfmrit of Groceries.
Quetntvrarc, and (J lull-wars.
JL.Oive us a call.
GUTIIMAN 3c IIUBERTr
John Fitzgerald afrHiD.it W. A. Tat crfr.n &
Wm. L llubtn. Attachment .
Notice i? hereby given, that theTrndcrsigned,
Sht-ritl' of Cit8 Coiiuiy. will by virtm; ol nn or l
er uf alc, Lsnucl by tho I'rol o Jti'Itfa oi'r.ii l
Ounly audio lbs mini Shi! i tf dtrecteil. ui i
iiHoe-k r. v . on tha 2lh diiy of Ouit.ber. A. it.
1871; at the irunt d.-or o tha Ci uM Utilise i.i
raid County, oCe-r for k1o t pu'ilie uact'ou thu
foOowiiig li 'O.lg and Chattels to wit:
Threo Cane, ntiit. chuim. Three VfimH'r
chairs. Olio l!oi SfirniK. One Mat r. Onn
lii-U'l i-pre.-wl. On Lou Lite Une ltt KctoIv
cr. Twj Ucail ilciuls. One Unlit pen. U.ie
Overcoat. Two linen coau. 'i wu i air panL.
Four i-hirt. On pair boots. On cooking move
and fixl itf. J'wn mniiolhinp: in.uii. 'n. he.it
ing mve. One rule. OueUliln. Tbrire w.oter
pailn ami (inn tries. Ih ol gbeol li uki. On 3
Card t;nlc. Two waxu tub-. One rubber ruler ;
heretofore a' tached as iho- property of tho aai 1
W. A 1 'ai.ersoii, at the buit oi John Kit&tfcr.ildp
tiven unfir my hand thiii l.Tth day of Octo
ber, A. 1, 7l.
J. V, JOHNSON. Sheriff,
Ciioa County, Neimuka.
Oct. 13. did
TO BUILDERS- OTHERS
THE PLATTSHOUTH STONE
Are prepared to iuppl the pnblio with lime of
the but quality, at their work, at the rule cf
Thirty cent per Buel
And when tia.rrcllf.il ts-aniv-firo . t
will be charged ptr hirrel.
Onlvrs can be Utt wi'h J. W. Shannon, Tlaff
raoulh, Nenr.ikA. or adilrCTwt to ibe subscri
ber liox CIO. Plattsmnnth Nob.
J. 1,. I.AMU. Prrr t.
PlatUinautU, b to lie ami C-'.r Qy,
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