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From Sniurday'a Dau'u, Bfc.30.
THE NEW YEAR.
Before another issue of the Herald,
the old year will have passed away and
the new will have been ushered in. We
have uo sicKly sentimentality to expose
to our readers, but desire to pay in a few
word) that the Herald wishes you all a
"happy new year," and trusts that each
reader may start the year 1872 with new
resolves to accomplish greater good than
in the year past ; that they may discard
all of the bad that it is possible for them
to do, and determine that whatever of
influence they may have in the commu
nity shall bo directed towards making
those with whom they associate, better,
wiser and happier. Let each one carry
out that noble utterance of the lamented
Lincoln, to "do the right as Qod gives
U3 to see the right," and those who may
survirc the year 1872 will feel that they
are better in consequence, and that the
year has been well spent. With the
outgoing of the old year, let the foibles
of our friends be forgotten, and the
mantle of charity be cast about their
more grievous faults. Let their good
and may their lives and ours be made
brighter by oft recurrence to them.
With a purpose to carry out these re
solves as fully as may be, the Herald
again withes all its readers and patrons
"a happt New Year."
Mr. Balcombe says that we were a
elf-apjxinted member of the Omaha
Bridge Committee. Mr. Balcombe lied,
and he knew he lied, when making that
statement, an l we denounce- him as a
conscious liar for that reason. Omaha
Buell of the Rulo Register was in
dicted by a grand jury of his countrymen
for the promiscuous use of language like
the above ; and it was said by a promi
nent democrat of that locality that he
should bo punished for violating the
lawa of decency as well as the laws of the
State, and be made to understand the
difference between a free press and a li
STATE TE.f FEBAJTCE COSVEXTIOX.
In accordance with a strongly ex
pressed desire on the part of many of
the most earnest friends of Temperance
in Nebraska, a State Temperance Mass
Convention is hereby called, to assemble
in Lincoln, January 16th, 1872, at 1
The object of the Convention will be :
First To effect the organization of a
State Teniperar.co Society, which shall
embrace, as far ao practicable, the entire
Temperance clement in the State.
Second To discuss such measures
and mature such plans as shall promise
more efficiently to develop, direct and
advance the general interests of Tem
perance in all parts of the State.
All persons friendly to such Conven
tion, and to the object thus stated, are
earnestly invited to attend. No crcden
tials will be required.
All newspapers in the State arc re
spectfully invited to publish this notice.
J. M. Thurston,
G. W. C. T., I. O. O. T.
W. P. HO BERTS,
G. W. S., I. O. G. T.
H. A. Guild,
G. W. P., S. of T.
M. T. Anderson,
G. S., S. of T.
Investigations are good things, and
would mildly suggest to the people
of Omaha that it might not be amiss
for them to do a little of that kind of
work. It Ecems that Dr. Miller has been
largely instrumental in getting $250,000
of Douglas county bonds turned over to
the Uv P. K. I?. Co. by making the tax
payers believe that a "contract" had
been entered into with said company se
curing the entire benefits of the transfer
in consequence. It now transpires that
there is no such contract, and that the
company refused to make any such con
tract. Peihapa an investigation would
show how much of the hog Dr. Miller
was to get.
" Thank God, It's Rainino." The
following incident, at the park in the
northern y art of Chicago, on the night
of the terrible fire, is related by an eye
It was toward morning, when hope
had been dismissed and despair had en
tered the weary hearts of the watchers,
when" a gentleman felt a rain d op on his
hand. He thought at first it was a tear
from his wife, who was leaning on his
.-arm, her head forced down and her soul
given to sorrowful thoughts. But anoth
er and another drop in quick succession
and a pattering in the leaves over his
head assured him that it was raining.
He was on the point of uttering a re
mark to that effect, when a hundred
voices, it seemed, cried out, " Thank
God, it's raining !" A pale, careworn
lady, who was trying to soothe the sor
rows of a woman who had lost her two
children, looked up and said, " No it's
noc raining ; the angels are weeping for
us ; their tears are falling on our ruined
The recent cruel order of Valmezada,
intended as a complete squelcher of the
revolutionry movement in Cuba we app
rehend, will force our Goveroient to take
a more positive stand on the Cuban
question at once. Coupledjwith the bar
barities of the Spanish volunteers, this
orders renders all further complacency
Dy our Government criminal.
Lost Strayed from the undersigned,
two pigs about six months old. Any in
formation about them will be thankfully
recived by A. L. Berg, at the second
house on south side of the R. R. shop.
An enterprsing dentist in a neighbor
ingcity advertises -."Get your sweetheart
a new set of teeth as a Christmas present
A gentleman who recently married
gave his bride as a present o her wedding-day,
instead of the traditionary dia
mond ear-rings, a sewing machine.
"Mr?ATIXa THE ADJUSTMENT."
This what Dr. Miller charges Mr.
Balcombt with "a deliberate purpose
to defeat t Union Pacific adjustment"
The question 0f interest, admitting this
to be a fact, -md be, what is the ad
justment? If b what Mr. Balcombe
shows it to be, bnd Dr. Miller has not
ventured even an insinuation of a denial)
is not Mr. Balcome virtually saving
$250,000 to the people of Douglas coun
ty by "defeating the aljustment." It
may prove disastrous to the financial
schemes of Dr. Miller, yet we doubt if
the people of Omaha will particularly
sympathise with him in his less when
they consider that "what is his loss is
B. XX. LAK SALES.
The sales of Burlington and Missouri
River Railroad Land in Nebraska dur
ing the month of December 1871, were
6,154 67-100 acres, at an average price
of $7.62 per acre, amounting to $46,;
900.24. The total sales to date are 180,-349,39-100
acres, amounting to $1,546,-
636.10, making an average of $8.57 per
tun iur louu naies. iuo wujyijr uo
yet about 1,462,000 acres choice farm
ands for sale on ten years credit at 6
pr. ct interest, or at prices pr. cc
ess for cash or bonds of the company,
or one-third down with balance on one
and two years' credit at 10 pr. ct. til
TRANSFER AM D TERMINI.
In speaking of the reputed action of
the Exetutive Committee of the Union
Pacific Railroad Company, in the mat
ter of the "transfer," the Chicago Rail
road Gazette has this to say :
"This is supposed to Bet tie finally the
question of the terminus.- But with
this, one may think, the connecting rail
roads may have something to do. All
of these which exchange any apprecia
ble amount of freight, with the Lnion
Pacific have their termini in Council
Bluffs, and they can carry freight and
passengers no further west. They have,
we understand, no share in the bridge
now in progress between Council Bluffs
and Omaha, which is wholly controlled
hy the Union Pacific. If they can agree
with that company, they may, it is true.
ran their trains over its bridge into
Omaha; but that depends upon their
pleasure. It they sco fit to nave their
termini in Council Bluffs, nothing that
the Union Pacific can do can pre
vent them ; and if they fix their ter
mini in Council Bluffs while the Union
Pacific has its in Omaha, if the latter
wants their traffic nothing would seem to
remain for it but the operation of its
railroad over the bridge as an independ -ent
line, by doing which "termini"
such as they are can be made sumcient-
!y numerous to please all-parties.
The above idea of the Gazette in ro-
gard to tho termini of the Iowa rail
roads is substantially correct, and per
haps entirely so with all except the B.
& M. This road having purchased the
O. & S. W. R. R.r which connects
Omaha and Plattsmouth, have it in
their power to make their northern
branch terminus on that side of the
river which suits them best ; and we can
very readily understand how it would be
to their advantage, as well as to the ad
vantage of Omaha and the U. P. R. R.
to have that terminus in Omaha, reach
ed via Plattsmouth and the S. W. line.
As wc said in a former article, this gives
Omaha all the advantage of the transfer
of freights and passengers between the
U. P. and its principal connecting line,
regardless of all Boston "adjustments"
or the obstinacy (if we may so term it)
of any other railroad interest. The B.
& M. will have the main line of transfer
at this placo in any event, and they can
certainly transfer a3 cheap here with
their own appliances as they can hire the
privilege over, the U. P. bridge. This
is a better thing for Omaha than the
Boston adjustment, a better thing for
all concerod except Council Bluffs and
the Northwestern and Rock Islandroads,
and relieves tho U. P. Company from
tin cross fire which they find themselves
We are touching our fellow-beings on
all sides. They are effected for good or
for evil by what we are, by what we say
and do, even by what we think and feel.
May-uowers in the parlor breathe their
fragrance through the atmosphere. We
are each of us as silently saturating the
atmosphere about us with a subtle aro
ma ot our character. In the family cir
cle, besides and beyond all the teaching,
the daily lite -ot eacn parent and child
mysteriously modifies the life of every
person in the household. The same
process on a wider scale is going on
through the community. No man liveth
to himself and no man dieth to himself.
Others are built up and straightened by
our unconscious deeds; and others may
be wrenched out ot their places and
thrown down by our unconscious influ
ence lhe Isongregationalist.
There wa3 zn Irishman. He was mar
ried. He posesscd an infinite hatred to
dogs. One night he was rendered sleep-
ess for three lonsr. weary consecutive
hours by the mournful howl of a neigh
boring hound bavins: at the moon, at
disease, or death. It was in January
and the night was very cold, else this
Irishman had sooner rot ud and dislo
cated the throat of that dog. At last
he jumped and frantically rushed out on
his mission of destruction. The snow
was three feet deep. He did not return
soon enough to satisfy the affectionate
calculations of his wife, and 6he went
out to see what was the matter. There
she found her husban.4 in his night
shirt, his teeth chattering, his knees
knocking audibly together, and his whole
body nearly paralyzed with cold, holding
the struggling dog by the tail in the
6now. "Holy Moses! Pat," cried she
"what are you doing?" "Hish-h-h !"
6aid he "don't ye see? I'm trying to
fraze the d d baste 1"
Correspondence from Fairbury, in Jef
ferson county, to the St. Joseph Gazette,
under date of December 10th, reports
the Indiaas, who were on a hunt, re
turned on account of deep snows in the
valleys of the Solomon and Republican
OL. 7, PLATTSMOUTH NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 4 1S72. NO- 40
Senator Tipton's Slew Departure.
Although strongly in favor of a civil
service retorm on a proper basis, we can
not help but notice bow quickly a poll
tician will change his base and adopt an
other line of policy, when he looses his
power to control patronage. A fair il
lustration and a candid acknowledgement
of this principle is found in the Speech
of Hon. T. W. Tipton in the U. S- Sen
ate on the 14th inst.
From his remarkablo but characterist
ic speech, it seems that the Hon. Sena
tor of the black cloth persuasion was not
a bit horrified at the decapitation of his
old friends when it was necessary to re-
Elenish his own "larder," and that he
imself applied the fatal axe to their de
voted necks to gratify his sanctimonious
avarice, and probably invoked a blessing
from the throne of grace upon their de
parted (political) spirits. But now, how
changed. When his friend and maker
(politically,) justly seeks, and has the
power to reward his adherents, this hero
of two political slaughters beseeches
his colleague on his right to permit him
"to close his eyes and bandage his ears,"
that ho may not hear and see a tragedy
so repulsive to his saintly vision. Lin
coin County Advertiser.
Fond mother "Come here, my son,
and band nje,.thaJsJ:xpD. It hurts me
Young hopeful "No, it don't hurt
you half as much as it does me ; if it
did you wouldn't do it so often, too;
The Omaha Herald maintains a "mas
terly silence" on the U. P. transfer busi
ness since Mr. Balcombe' s plain state
ment of the facts. Dr. Miller seems to
succumb to the superior power of the
man whom he recklessly abused only a
day previous, and has not even dared to
reply. Perhaps he thought Mr. Bal
combe dared net tell a truth that did
not sustain the falsehoods promulgated
in regard to the transfer matter, but he
missed his mark that time. The Her
ald Dr. should have said something,
even if it was only to make mouths at
his crucifier and eay "your another."
Did Not Read tbe Papers.
One of the painful results of not read
ing the newspapers is reported in Sara
toga county. It appears that at a recent
fire property was destroyed on which
there was an insurance of $5,500. The
owner tripped lightly into the office
where his policy was drawn, and produc
ing the document, said he guessed he
would take the money. The agent
looked at it, expectorated a quantity of
tobacco juice on the caller s nigh boot,
and then exclaimed, V hy
don't you read the papers?
I gave no-
-. . .
tice a fortnight since in the public press
that the company went down flat
busted when Chicago went up. Had
you read the papers, you could have re
newed your policy in a company that
hadn't exploded, and been so much in.
As it is you are so much out-" We
trust those men who follow this man's
example will take warning.
atie of Tbe Rocking- Chair .
A good rocking chair is almost an in
strument of music. It has a special
note for various functens. When grand
ma sits knitting and swaying with the
f gentlest motion, the rockers keep up a
ow, eontented purr, a sort of drowsy
crack that is given forth by no other one.
When the old nervous gentleman gets in,
with a sharp, jerking crack, as if a seri
es of small torpedoes wero going off.
Then when Aunt Sally, who is very fat
and heavy, sits down, a long and mel
ancholy whine issues from the chair.
But when on'y the children are in it, the
old rocking chair goes whicketty-whaok,
whicketty-whack, in the most gleesome
These sociable chairs never come from
modern builders. The moment a cabin
et maker has once touched a French chair
his usefulness is over. Comfort forsakes
his fingers. The old-fashioned workman
who made the old-fashioned rocking
chairs with strong joints, but every one
with a tongue in it, are these not nat
ure's workmen? Do they not keep up
in their chairs the forest sounds? This
very creak that I now hear is like the
weary swinging ot a bough pleading with
the wind to let it alone and suffer it to
fall asleep. This sharp crackling; I have
heard before, when frost had screwed up
every branch and twig to its utmost
We learn from the American CJiemht
that an arsenic spring is reported to have
been discovered in Nevada. One gallon
of the water, according to the accounts
received, contains sufficient arsenio to
poison six men
The Germans, in locating the new
boundary line between the Fatherland
and France, have drawn it so as to ac
quire for themselves all the most valua
ble ot the Trench iron mines, and coal
fields withan annua yield of 1 80,000 tons.
A fashionable bustle said to be of an
improved pattern, was dropped on
Broadway in front of Austin Darrau?h's
"banking house," yesterday. This
thing f dropping female pear on the
streets should be discouraged. Women
wearing such truck shotild get strong
suspenders, and the necessary girding
materials to hold them fast as the "Rock
of Gibralter" and spare our innocent
youth tho trouble of inquiring into such
mysterious things when they pick them
up off the street. Nonpareil.
Sugar from corn has been produced ly
a Davenport man. The Gazette says it
is a sugar that will be in demand by con
fectioners, wine makers and brewers, but
will not be popular for table use until af
ter further ex perimenting . It is claimed
that with corn at forty cents per bushel,
this sugar can be delivered to purchasers
at the factory for three and one-half
cents per pound. White corn is better
than yellow in this business because there
i3 no color to be removed.
It would not answer to introduce the
Koran in this country, it eives the
women such an easy way of divorce
Under the Mohammedan law an aggriev
ed woman has only to place her slipper
upside down before the -cadi, and a
divorce is granted without further inqui
ry, as it is taken for granted that she
would not seek such redress without the
most pressing cause. In America, alas!
what an array of reversed slippers would
greet cur learned "cadis" every court
In case the grand duke cannot visit
the oil regions, the Titusville Herald
proposes to send on a tank of crude .oil
and sprinkle the contents around him,
so that he can get an idea of how those
regions smell. J
Rome, December 23.
A royal decree has been issued carry
ing into effect the commercial treaty re
cently concluded between Italy and the
x London, December 23.
A bulletin from Sandringbam states
that tho Prince bad a good night, and
that his strength is slowly returning.
Tho Archbishop of Canterbury has or
dered a discontinuance of special prayers
for tbe recovery of the Prince.
St Louis, December 28.
Further accounts from ScdaUa confirm
the previous accounts of the kitting of
negroes in Saline county. It is f-aid
negroes are panic stricken, iw?! tnf
forts are being made to suppress the
facts in the case.
Chicago, December 29.
The reported sale of the Chicago Re
publican to J. Young Scammun and
others is confirmed. It is stated that
the name will be changed to the Chicago
Star, and that it will be a straight out
Salt Lake, January 2
There have been tremendous storms in
the mining districts of Big and Little
Whole settlements are buried iu the
snow. More lives are lost, and thero
has been innumerable hair-breadth' es
capes. The snow is from ten to fifty
feet deep. V
Operations in most of the mines have
The weather continues to be a succes
sion of snow, hail and rain storms. .
The snow blockade on the railroad is
causing much distress by the increase of
the price of necessities. Coat is from
$10 to $20 per ton.
The Gentile papers are urging a citi
zens meeting in opposition to the admis
sion of Utah.
The Masonic festival of St. John was
the grandest success of anything of the
kind in Utah.
James K. May, formerly Secretary of
State of Oregon, wai arrested here on
Sunday, on a requisition from tho Gov
ernor of that State, on a charge of de
falcation, and taken back to Oregon for
B.igham Young was arrested this
morning at his residence in ahia city by
the United States marshal, on charge of
murder. Application for his release on
bail will be heard at 2 p. ni. by Judge
Brighain Young in custody of the
United States marshal, and accompanied
by Geo. A. Smith, Daniel H. Wells, H.
B. Clawson and other high church dig
nitaries, appeared before Chief Justice
McKean this afternoon under indictment
for murder. The court room was crowd
ed to suffocation and much anxiety was
evinced on the part of tbe Mormons,
but not the least show of disorder or dis
respect to the Court. Hon. D. H.
Hempstead and Thomas Fitch for pris
oner, and United States Attorney Bates
for the prosecution. Hempstead moved
that the prsioner be admitted to bail on
the ground that he was an old man seventy-one
years of age in feeble health and
bad come four hundred miles to meet
this and all other chargt s, and his phy
sician certified that imprisonment would
imperil his life.
Bates offered no opposition to bail,-but
suggested if bail be taken it be fixed at
five hundred thousand dollars. Judge
McKean, in his decision, said the gov
ernment of the United States has uo jail
in this city. In holding prisoners ar
rested on process issued from the United
States courts the marshal is require! to
exercise the discretion which law risks in
him. Sometimes such prisoners are
kept at Camp Douglas, but the com
mander of that post is not obliged to re
ceive them. The prisoner is reported
to be the owner of several houses in the
city. If be chooses'to put under control
ot the marshal some suitable building or
portion of a building in which to be de
tained, it wili be for the marshal to de
cide whether to accept it. It is optional
wun tno prisoner to make such oner, in
any want the marshal will look to it that
every comfort of the prisoner be pro
vided for, remembering he is an old man.
1 decline to admit the defendant to bail.
On leaving the court Brizham tendered
his residence on South Temple street,
wnicn was aeeoptcd, and isneham is
now a prisoner in his own house. Brig
ham seemed perfectly cool and uncon
New York, December 3S.
ed members to the Senate and Legisla
ture met at the filth avenue hotel to
nifyVlf".. fltllP TJTnc riOOvFillvT cnanf an
-BB " x"iv.,a.ai jy ruu u
discussing the events of the coming leg-
loKiiure. it was siatea mat trov. Ai
vord would be appointed Speaker of the
House ; also that Gen. Sickles is going
to AiDany 10 take preliminary steps to
apcurn his nnminnfinn fri iha TT S. San.
-' - au hw u - uu w uw w v- fa
ate in place of Conkling.
ino .ne uauway company to-day de
clared a dividend of 3 per cent, on pre
ferred stock, payable the 1st of February
Rufus Ripley, a gold dark in the
Bank ojf New York, committed suicide
to-day in the wash room of the bank by
shooting himself with a revolver. No
New York, December 28.
The whereabouts of Tweed is said to
be constantly known to the Sheriff. Ho
never left the city and had no such in
tention. He has been at the office of
Eublie works this morning, whare he
ad an interview with several friends.
Justice Scott says he saw him this morn
ing in a comfortable place in the city.
The justification of bondsmen continued
to-day, and B. P. Fairchild and C. G.
Cornell accepted. The Sheriff s attaches
xpress the belief that the sureties
will be entirely settled by to-morrow. It
is stated each signer of the bail bond is
responsible for the whole amount, a fact
wnicn qoudiioss caused tne withdrawal
of Terence, Farley, and others.
The Central savings bank on sixth av
enue and forty-second street, suspended
its officers for a few days, it is said, for a
few davs only, lhe bank has been organ
ized only four months, and having twelve
thousand dollars deposited in the Ocean
Bank has been unable to honor all
checks. The aggregate deposits are not
large, though the depositors are numer
ous. Seventy two cases of smal!-pox are re
ported in Brooklyn du ing the week.
Jas. H. Hackelt, a veteran actor, died
last night aged 72.
New York, December 30.
Tweed has surrendered to the Sheriff
and Richard M. Tweed accepted as su
rety in plnce of Mr. Farley. G. W. Van
Nort has been appointed Commissioner
of public works, by the Mayor, who has
received Tweed's final resignation.
Quite an excitement was created by these
events. Tweed after the necessary re
quirements at the Sheriff's office were
complied with, went to his office in the
Department of Public Works and intro
duced his successor, Van Nort, to the
XMew i ur,
To-day the old board of alderman as
sembled at the city hall to wind up their
affairs of the old year and reorganize,
The newly elected or reform board of
aldermen came together to take possess
ion of tbe city chamber. The old board,
who were entitled to possession up to 12
noon, opened its session, and after trans
acting a routine of business received the
report of the special committee to inves
tigate city and county accounts. The
report states that the committee have
come to the conclusion that the facts
brought to their knowledge and stated
in the report of tbe citizens' committtee
demand that the mayor shall be im
peached by the common council. The
mayor being vested with supervision of
an tne departments receiving periodical
statements of accounts, and having au
thority to call for all information re
quired, and beiug responsible for the
proper management of the departments,
Fie should be held to answer for frauds
committed, and the committee recom
mend that he be impeached for niali
feasance in office for not properly dis-
charging the duties incumbent on him.
In the absence of any rule by the com
mon pleas defining tne mode of impeach-;
ment, the committee recommend that a
resolution of impeachment be passed and
counsel designated to p osecate the same
in accordance with a rule that may be
adopted by the court of crmmonp pleas.
The board of aldermen then passed
resolutions of impeachment setting forth
tn extenso the charges of malfeasance and
misfeasance against the mayor and ap-
Eointing Charlss O'Connor and John
lartley to prepare articles of impeach
ment and prosecute the same before the
At one minute to twelve "noon" al
derman Coman declared the board ad
journed sine, die, and at twelve the clerk
read the call lor thu re-assembling oi the
board for the ensuing year.
A loud knocking was heard at the
door of the chamber and tho sergeant at
arms opened it cautiously; admittance
was demanded in a commanding tone by
Henry L. Clinton, a lawyer, leading the
new boaid. Mr. Clinton said he had a
writ from Judge Brady to serve on the
old board ordering them to vacate cham
bers for the reform board. The clamor
at the door caused member3 to rush to
the assistance of the sergeant at arms,
among them Jimmy Irvinger, assemble
mar, lately tried in the federal courts
for assaulting a United States deputy
marshal!. He threw off his overcoat
and rushed as he said to "put a head"
on the clerk. The door was slammed in
the faces of the reformers, the clerk read
the call to the end and Coman was then
re-elected president for the ensuing year.
The clerk was rc-appointed and board
The dcor was then opened and before
the old board got out, the new board
rushed in and with them a small boy who
actively served the old board, to their
great disgust, with copies of the writs
issued by Judge Brady.
The mayor on arriving at the city hall
commenced writing a document re-organizing
the old board, when being in
formed by Col. Jordan that they had
impeached him he left the document un
finished and issued another declaring the
officers of aldermen and assistant alder
men vacant and appointing thereto the
newly elected aldermen and assistant al
dermen; he also issued sn address to
the court of common pleas objecting to
their taking any action on the resolution
of impeachment passed by the old board
of aldermen on' the ground that when
that resolution was passed the court of
common pleas had not prescribed any
mode of pressure iu regard to impeach
ment. Ex-comptroller Connolly was brought
from Ludlow street jail to-day on a writ
of habetis corpus before Judge Barnard
and released on one thousand dollars
bail in each of the fifteen indictments
against him. Securities were given and
he went to his home.
The new board organized at 1:40 p.
m. with Vance as chairman, all members
present except Coman and Plunkett,
who also belong to the old board. At
the request of the board mayor Hall pre
sided and administered the oath of
office. The board then resolved itself
into a board of supervision, Mayor Hall
Washington, January 2.
Debt statement Debt bearing inter
est in coin principal $1,853,856,700,
interest $43,785,257; debt bearing inter
est in lawful money, principal, $43,703,
000, interest $329,460; debt on which
interest has ceased since maturity, prin
cipal $1,739,937, interest $290,213; delt
bearing no interest $434,410,378, un
claimed interest $137 84; total debt
$2,326,110,016, interest $44,422,715,
total $2,731,312,731; cash in treasury,
coin $111,432,826: currency $15,861,
494; total $127,295,320; debt less cash
in treasury Jan. 1st, 1872 $2,243,838,
411: Dec 1st, 1871, $2,148,251,467; de
crease of debt during the past month
$4,412,956: decrease of debt since
March 1st, 1871, $76,870,435; decrease
of debt from March 1st, 1869, to March
1st, 187!; $204,754,413.
The national banks of Plattsmouth,
Nebraska, and Wachita and - Emperaia,
Kansas, with capitals of fifty thousand
dollars each, was to-day authorized to
Tne Wharton Caae.
Annapolis, Dember 23.
Witness testified to having seen Gon.
Ketchum take medicine of his own while
at Mrs. Wharton's. Had asked him if
he would not have a spoon. He re
plied he didn't want a spoon he crener
ally drank out of a vial what he thought
was a dose. Witness didn't know what
the medicine was. Witness told Mar
shal Frey in his office in Baltimore that
ien. ivetenum was not taken use iur.
Van Ness, but he kind of slept.
Mies Nellie Wharton, daughter of the
prisoner, was called, and testified that
she left home on a visit to Hartford
county, on Thursday previous to Gen.
Ketchum's illness, and arrived it home
about an hour and a halt before he died.
She testified to taking from home with
her a phial of paregoric, which she left
at the house she visited ; that all medi
cines in her mother's house were kept in
the wash stand in her mother's room ;
that she went to it constantly.
The phial found in General K's bed
was here shown to witness, who said she
had never seen it before the day Gen. K
died: was positive she had never seen
any such phial in the house ; she was ab
sent from home for the purpose of mak
ing farewell visits previous to her de
partare for Europe, which had been ter
at that timelojuwMwlfci.shc J
bonds of her own and under her control;
on the afternoon of Ketchum's death
Mr. Hutton gave her bis pocket-book,
watck, keys, etc., which she locked up
and kept until Mr. Charles Ketcbum
came over on the 4th of July, and then
gave them to mother, who gave them to
Charles Ketchum. Witness stated in
reply to a question by Steel, that a tele
gram sent by her to Mrs. Chubb, asking
her to come to Baltimore, was in reply
to a telegram reeeived by witness from
Mrs. Clubb the day previous.
Miss Nettie Mayer, of Baltimore, was
called. She was an acquaintance of the
Wharton family; s.aid she saw General
Ketchum there frequently ; he told wit
ness that he was in the babit of taking
medicine from a bottle without measure
' Chicago, January 2.
Flour dull and nothing doing; prices
nominally unchanged. Wheat in active
demand, firm and higher; No. 2 selling
early at 1 20 cash, and advanced steady
to 1 21; closing firm with seller Janua
ry same as cash; seller last half closed at
1 22; seller Eebruary 1 23J; No 1 in.
light demand at 1 23; No 3 at 1 10.
Corn i active, firm and higher; No. 2
selling at 40(40j cash , closing ttrong
at4040; seller January 6me as
cash : seller Fcbuary 41 41 j : May46$
(a47; rejected 38: No. 2 40. Oats
active, in demand and higher; No. 2
31 i ; cloeing at 32 J cash ; 322(33 Feb
uary ; rejected 2SK 29. Rye in good
demand, firm and higher at 631(63.
Barley quiet; No. 2, 6061 ; No. 3
dull at 48. Hogs fairly active but easier;
a few sold early at 4 90, but most sales
at 5 00, closing steady.
Cattle receipts 1,200; market dull
and Jc lower, with few.buyers : fair steers
averaging eleven to twelve cwt., sold at
4 304 65; choice steers averaging ten
cwt., sold at 4 25.
Hogs receipts 12,000; market dull
and weak 10(a) 15c lower on common
grades; 5 10c lower on best; ranging at
4 004 50: most sales at 4 154 25.
The first Prince of Wails Jeremiah.
A little boy was recently presented
with a toy trumpet, to which be became
greatly attached. One night, when he
was about to be put in his "little bed,"
and was ready to say his prayers, he
handed it to his grandmother, saying,
'Here, gran'ma, you blow while I pray."
The differenre between the Baltimore
and the Philadelphia girl is that the
latter is always wanting something to
eat and the former something to love.
The Philadclphienne carries her young
man to dinner with her and sees that
he is well foddered. The Baltimorienne
carries him off for a stroll and looks into
A cross old bachelor boarding at one
of our hotels, says that some of the
new oonnets appearing on the heads of
our young ladies are a kind of a cross
between a peck measure and an inverted
teapol, with a hole in the bottom to
make room for the head and a corn-cob
sticking out through the crown. What a
ridiculous and slanderous idea. The
ladies indignantly deny the allegation,
and scorn the all egator.
An inmate of the State Insane Asylum
who is said to have been respectfnlly con
nected recently are about one-third of the
blanket that covered him in bed. which
caused his death. It would have been
bad enough, had not his connection
been respectable connections foundering
himself one a second-hand bed-blanket
A Philadelpia reporter states that the
afghan presented to the Grand Duke at
a church fair in that city "is the work of
an old lady whom it took six vears to
finish. Our very much married contrib
utior remarks that if he thought that
afghan, or any other affhan, capable of
tiuismnT nn olrl lady ot hio aoquamtanoe
(his motherin-law to-wit) in six years, he
would cheerfully barter all his worldly
possessions for it
"Bridget, what have you done with
the cream? Those chilbren cannot drink
skim-milk for breakfast. "Shure, marm,
and it isn't meself that would be after
givin' the 6cum toyees. 1 tuk that off,
and give it to tne cats."
Cinciunatians are rejoiced to learn that
by a newly suggested process of distilla
tion an ordinary barrel of garbage can
be made to yield four gallons of proof
spirits. It will also furnish three pounds
o? soap, but that they don't care about
Maine professes to be delighted with
her Swedish colony. Although less than
two years in the state, the industrious
and thirfty Scandinavians have cleared a
large section of unbroken wilderness of a
heavy growth of timber, prepared the
recent forest lands for cultivation, seeded
them, and produced crops ot cereals
at the rate of forty-two bushels to the
acre. Efforts are made to push the
schema on a larger scale.
A story is told of a man in Connecticut
who fell from the roof of a five-story
building to the sidewalk; but. as he struck
on the thick soles of his rubber shoes he
bounced back within a quarter of an inch
of the roof, and so continued to bounce,
the distance decreasing by only a quarter
of an inch at each journy. He subsisted
on hash enclosed in rubber balls, whieh
he managed to catch on the bound, and
at the end of a month was stopped and
restored to his family.
my menus talk aoout my going down
into the valley of the shadow of death
I am now in it, vnd when they think me
just going iuto it, I shall be coming out
if A ' ir "f 'id i
ot it in a perfect day. lulder Bennett,
It is not until we have passed through
the furnace that we are made to know
how much dross was in our composition.
The wife is the sun of the social system.
Unless she attracts there is nothing to
keep heavy bodies like husbands from
flying off into space.
S. T. 1860-X.
This wonderful vegetable restorative
is the sheet-anchor of the feeble and de
bilitated. As a tonic and cordial for the
aged and languid it has no equal among
stomachics. As a remedy for the ner
vous we&kness to which women are es
pecially subject, it is superseding every
other stimulant. In all clisiates, tropi
cal, temperate or frigid, it acts as a
specific in every species of disorder
which undermines the bodily strength
and breaks down the snimal spirits.
Dec. 26. dJtw lyr.
fr Preserving and Beautifying tne naman nair
tw rmm . M (writing Gray.
A well-preferred II cad of Hair, in a person of
middle ace. at once bespeaks refinement, ele
gance, health and peauty. It may truly be
called Woman' Crowning Glory. !while men
are not insensible to its advantages and charmst
Few things are more ditguRting than thin,
frizzly, harsh, untamed Hair, with head ard
coat covered with Dandruff. Visit a barber
and you feel and look like a new man. This is
whatLYOX'S KATHAIRON will do all the
time. The charm which lies in well placed
lli'r, Glosjy Curls, Luxuriant Tresses, and a
Clean Head, is noticeable and irresi. t tble.
Sold by all Druggists and Country Store.
Jan. 2d. d&w lw every 3w
BEST IN THE WORLD. tT
itaw a mm a mm
SEND (SB A CIRCULAR
Sew York Offioe, 27 BEEKMAH St
To Idtrbtiskbs. All persons who contem
plate making contracts with newspapersfor tbe
insertion of Advertisements should send to
Qeo. J. owe!l 0o,
for a Circular, or inclose 25 cents for their Ob
hundred Page Pamphlet, containing Lista of
3.000 Newspapers and estimates, showing the
cost of advertising, also many useful bints to ad
vertisers, and some account of the experience
of men who are known as successful advertis
ers. This firm are proprietors ot the Americas
Newspaper Advertising Agency.
and are possessed of uncqualed facilities for
securing the insertion of advertisements in all
Newspapers nd Periodicals at lowest rates.
THE MIDLAND ROUTE,
Toledo Peoria! Warsaw
'for all routes east.
ON and after SUNDAY, December 3d. 1871.
trains will leave Burlington as follows :
6 m f K" AM Mail and cxpreps. Daily -mJm&
ccpt Sunday i'anengers by the
train take supper tit Lopansport and connec
at Bradford Junction with Pullman Palace Day
and Sleeping car?, runninc throush to Colum
bus, Pittsburg, Philadelphia and New York
without ehange. Time from Burlington to
New York by this train, 48 hours,
9Of P- M- Night excrof?. daily except
JV Sunday, with Pullman Palace
Day and teieepingears through from BurliuKtou
to Coiambns, connecting at that poi t with
Pullman Palace cars for Principal Points East,
making but one change between Burlington
WAS 11 ING TON,
AND NEW YORK.
Timo from Burlington w York by this
train, 45 hours.
SAVE 22 KVHLES,
By purchasing tickets via
The Midland Route.
Piuuentrcrs leaving New York city at 6:00 d.
m, arrive in Burlington at 4:32 p. m. of the
This is also the best route for the shimnent of
Througu Freight, time being quicker than by
any other line. .
WM. E. MAIN, H. O. TOWNSEXD.
Gen. Freight Ag'L Gen. Pass A Ticket A g't.
JO-NATHAN TlfnXEK, W. . DORWIN.
Apent. Burlington. Ass't Supt.. Warsaw.
W.II.CKUUKU, Vice-President & Genl tfop't.
devlo dJtw tt
Weeping Water, Nebraska.
JAM. CLIKE & CO
1I0RT0N it JENKS.
HATS, CAPS BOOTS.
SHOES, NOTIONS. Ac,
We are Agents for
Wiilcox & 6ibtJ Sewing Machlna
Essays for Young Men, on great social evil
and abuses, which interfere with marriage
with sure means of relief for the Erring and Un
fortunate, diseased and debiliated. bent free,
ia sealed envelopes. Address,
Ae. 2 Ntart Str-t, fAHaWaaaiaw
ta rcBXiaHBD at
HATHAWAr & SEYBOLTl
m. d. hatiivat. mmo. a arraOLT-
OCice eonfar Mala and Sooo ad" strait i re
TERMS: DaUyiHtfOO per annum. r fl.OI
Jfor Suit ;
R SALE OR RENT.
The brccertv beloncina to D. Maranett wilt h4
sold or rented on reasonable terms. The house
contains 6 rooms. There it also a large cister
with flitter, a cellar, a stable, and other conven
ience. Apply to T. M. MAKUUETT.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON -tenors kl .
professional service to the eitiseos of C asatoouri
ty. Residencosoutbe it corner of Oak and SixtS
streets; office on Main street, one door wee
of Lyman r Lumber Yard Plattsmouth. Net.
Marquett. Smith & Starbird
Attobkiti At Law,
.Practice in all the courts of the StaU"
Special attention given to collections and sasjs
Office over the Tost Offljo Plattsmouth. 2TV
a. MAXWELL. ' BAM. U. CHAPM AS?
MAXWELL &. ChAPMA",
ATTORNEYS AT LAW and Solicitor
Chancery. Plattsmouth, Nebraska. Offlea
Fitagerald's Block. laprL.
O. H.WHEELXR. L. . BlSVVtY
ii. ii vriiEfiiv tt, co.,
Real Estate and Tax Paying Agents, FotarU
Pablio, Fire and Life Insurance Agents, Plattaf
month. Nebraska. ie24tf
. vt3JL m Yf M a-sn gTaiT" '
ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Special attentlo
given to probate business and land title eaaaaC
IBua iu the alaaonie Block, Maia Street.
CARPENTERS A JOINERS. Are prepared
to do work in good style, on short notiee. aaa
a oheap aa the cheapest. Shop, eomer of
main and Fouilti streeta. ng31dtf.
J. VT. RAvYLlffS. 91. D..
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, late a Bur-'
(eon-in-Cbief of the Army of the Potomac.
Plattsmouth. Nebraska. Office at O. . John'
son's Drugstore Main street, opposite Clark M
Plummers. Private residence ooraerof Rockan
C. II EISKL, Proprietor. Having recently bI
repaired and placed in thorough running orde
100,000 Bufhels of Wheat wanted immediate
T which the highest market price will be pa
L. TttJC ki:k,
CARPENTER AND JOINER, will do a
"" :k in his line on short notice and in the hes
e. Contracts for building made on reasona'
i jterB Shop one block south of Platte Vaj
use. n. E. PALMIER,
General Insurance agont. and Notary Pablio,'
Life, Fire and Marine Insuranco. at reason
able rates in the moM substantial Companies iiy
the United Slates. Office front room over Pob
Office with T. M. Marquett.
Plattsmouth, Nebraska, April 5th. dAw.
JOHN FITZGERALD Proprietor
Main Street, Between 5th and 6th. St
CORNER MAIN AND THIRD ST
BREED & FALLAN - - Proprietor
Just opened to the public, for both day an J
week boarders. Tables set with the best tbe
market affords. Accomodation mwndto aaaa
at Jtbeci ty. ' de4fldwwtf
PLATTE VALLEY HOUSE,
E. II. SCIIUTT. Proprietor,
Corner Main and Fourth Streets. PlatUmenthx
G E N tR AL s NSURr C AO't
Represents some of tho most reliable Compaa
iea in ihe United States.
Office with Barnes A Pollock in Fitrgeraldr
Block . LianTdAwU'
Would respectfully inform the citizens 9
Piattsmooth an-1 vicinity that h-eha opened
Dispensary, at Omahii, Nebraska, where pat
tients can get reliable trcntnteatfor alt dlseasa
Particular attention paid to
A U Dtat of the Lung.
s'hnia. Bronchitis, Consumption, Eruption
Gravel. Paralysis, Loss of Voice, Wakelulntss
Fever, Soros, Rheumatism, Goitre
. Neuralgia, Tu-mors, Dia
rrhoea, Dropsy, Ca
. liousness, Diseased
Kidneys, Krysiiielus. Ner-
vous Depression. Dynpepxi, Cos
tiveness. Liver Complaint. Hem in a
Weeknesses, all Private diseases, Falling oi tbef
Womb und all Female comploitits. Heart Dis
ease. Swollen Joints. Couans, Gout, White'
Swellings, 8t Vitus Dance A-o.
Tbe Doctor is permanently located and will
pay particular attention,
and all rvppressions and Irregularities, and all
other dMuies eu4mr ta women. Pot on wbo
have been unde; treatment of otlior physician
and have not been cured, are invited to call aa
I cur all rrivate diseases no matter of bow
long standing, and cures
Uudrmntted or SO PA T.
Call and see tbe Doctor without del nr. ff ia
charges are moderate and coniultations free.
.411 eoinmunicatitsns strictly conhdeatial. Dis
pensary and confiiilutvoT room No, 240 F irnam
tftreet, corner Fourtecnm. Office hours from
a m.. to 6 p m. P. O. Box No. 1.073 jy3wLy
ESTABLISHED IX 1861.
SILVER AND PLATED WARB.
GOLD PENS SPCTACXES,
VIOLIN STRINGS AND
t m FANCY GOODS.
Watche. Clocks and Jewelry repaired neatly
nd with dispatch.
. 5-Removed to opposite Platte Valley noaM
'iStr t. nor. lOwtt.
J. W. SHANNON'S
FEED, SALE AND
I am prepared to accommodate the publio with
Horses, Carriages, Bugpies and a No. 1 llearae
on short notice and reasonable terms. A Hack
will run.toitbestcam boat landing, and to all part
oftbe city when desired.
January 1. 1871 dAwtf.
The firm of A. II. A G. Buck is this day din?
solved by mutual consent.
The grocery business will be continued hy
George Buck. Jr-. to whom all accounts dua tb
firm must be paid.
All accounts unsettled after January 1st. 1872,
will be placed in the hands of J. J. Adacaa.
Esq.. for settlement,
t - aco Bucb, J.
Plattsmouth, (3 so. , 1572
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