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CITY AND COUNTY.
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MAXWELL k CIIAPMAN-Attorreyi a
Law and Solicitors in Chancery, 1'latU
mouth, Nebraska. Office in Fitxgerald'sfilock
MARQUETT. SMITTI & STARBIRD At
torneys at Law. I'raotioe in all the courts
of the State. Special attention given to collec
tions and nattenef Proliate
Office over the Post Office PlatUmouth, Neb
IOXJk W HEELER Attorney at Law, Spe
cial attention given to probate business
nd land title cares. Office id the Masonic
lilock. Main Street. I'lattamouth. Nebraska
UEKSK Jk I)T PER Attorneys at Lam
Office on Main ttreet. Opposite Brooks
Special attention riven to collection of claims
"Tl R. LIVINGSTON. Physician and Sur
IV. seon. tenders his professional services to
the citisens of Cass county. Kesidnceeouthea8t
cornerof Oak and Si.it b streets; office on Ma n
treet, one door west of Lyman's Lumber Yard
W. RAWLINS, Surin-on and rhysieian
I.&t a Kurcenn-in-Chief of the Arm? of
the Potomac, Plattaraoutb. Nebraska. Office
at O. F. Johnson'" Drug store Main street,
opposite Clark h Plum men.
IVIIEELER ABENNKTT Real Estate and
V Tax Paying; Arents, N'Uris PublicMre,
and Life Insuranoe Agents, Plattsmouth, Net
1)11 LLPS PAINE General losnrmice Agent
Represents some of the most reliable Com
pai ies in ihe United States.
Office with Barnes A Pollock in Fitzreralds
Block . Lian7dAwtt
. JOHN FITZGERALD Proprietor
Main Street, Between 5th and Clh.St
CORNER MAIN AND T1IIRD STS
BREED & F ALLAN - - Proprietors.
Just opened to the public, for both day and
week boarders. Tables set with the beet the
fnarket affords. Accomodations second to none
in the city, decltidawtf
This IIouso has just been refitted and refur
cished Haw throughout. Everything; is new
and clean, and comfortable accnuiadaiion war
ranted to guests. .Mr. ('. D. Roberts, former
clerk ol tt is lloupe. is Ptiil witii it. tsgo of
fice for all parts of the S':itc. Free Bui's.
lOtf C. li. SOUTH WELL, Proprietor.
CSTARU8HKD lX 1861.
SILVER AND PLATED WARE.
GOLD PENS Sl'CTACLES.
VIOLIN STRINGS AND
Watche. Clocksand Jewelry repaired n fatly
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hundred Page Pamphlet, containing Lists of
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or rod sand stone Bitch a was used by the
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Louisville Station, Neb
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btock in the City.
StT'Store on Main, between 4th and 5th
street.. Plattsmouth, Nebraska.
Commsnces July 1st. 1872.
Chicago Avenue. Pl.ittbu outh Cass county
'rof. Adolphe'd'AUemand, Prnrietor
THE BEST IS
Look at the men wriding in the shade o
The Harsh MarvcSter.
Till be found at his old stand on Main St.
whero he will be pleased to see his tor
mor customers ana mends.
e has a lanre and good assortment of farm
machinery sucn as tee
l"he Marsh harvester, are&perthat two men
1 can cut and bind ten acres ncr dav with
one man to drive, and the binders can work in
the ehade. '
Milbnrnand Stud-nbaker TTairons, Tiara
pion Reaper ic Mower Massillon Thrash
er, ana luraio Pit thrasher, and Exrelsior
Reaper aud Mower 4c,
F. J. METTEER,
Main Street, Plattsmouth. Xeb.
L. S. Blair, TravelingxAcnt.
Feb. 29 wtf.
S. T. 1860-X.
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bilitated. As a tonic and cordial for tlu
aged and languid it has no equal among
stomachic?. As a remedy for the ner
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pecially subject, it is superseding ever
other stimulant. In all climates, tropi
cal, temperate or frigid, it acts as a
specific in every species of disorder
which undermines the bodily strength
and breaks down the animal spirits.
Dec. 23. d&w lyr.
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flushed appearance caused by heat, faticne and
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but twenty, and so natural and perfect that no
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the roughest skin is made to rival the pure
radiant texture of youthful beauty. It removes
redness, blotches, and pimples. It contains
nothing that will injure the skin the least.
Magnolia Balm is used by all fashionabl.
ladies in New York, London and Paris. It
costs only 75 cents per Bottle, and is sold by all
Druggists and Perfumers.
Dec, 6. dirw lyr Sd w.
CEDAR CREEK MILLS
Is in running order bow.
bushels cf Wheat. Satisfaction will be given
to customers in grinding and sawing.
Flour, Corn meal, and Lumber, will be told
Cheap for Cash.
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FBOM MEW TOBK,
Greeley and Blair Cloaeteel.
New York, July 253 p. m.
Frank Blair was closeted with Mr.
Greeley for a short time yesterday.
Greeley closeted with Frank Blair ! 1
Humph ! That shows who'll run the
next President, if it should be Greeley.
Purity!! No corruption?! No nepo
tism. V e rnicss not ! ! JJIair-ism.
does Chas. Sumner en
dorse II. G. ?
If any man, however pure, ever
walked into a comer with poor Dave
Butler of this State, the daddy Herald
at Omaha used to shout corruption,
fraud, look out. Now give Greeley a
lift, please, parent of virtue. He goeth
in the closet with Frank Blair.
We want a speech from Chas. Sumner
in favor of H. G.
How many relatives have the Blairs?
What would be the difference between
nepotism and Blair-ism?
Idle newspaper letters will never prove
that Chas. Sumner endorses Horace
Greeley for President." Let's see his
hand write or his mouth-mark or some
"Twelve shares" of the Blair Tim's,
passed through town on Wednesday.
His other name is Adams, of Tekama.
How. Grant's slouched hat has both
ered the rebels and his enemies all the
How afeout wie men accommodating
themselves to the calibre of the men
they talk to, and Grant talking horse to
men who" could talk nothing else them
selves? That's good.
How about Grant guarding rebel sold
iers' lives, when Greeley wanted them
How about Grant's slouched hat not
being replaced by a white one ? Good
You who think Greeley honest, to you
calling yourselves by this time-honored
title, we have a few words of warning.
Have you any faith in the words of
Samuel Bowles, once a good Republi
can? Hear what he says: "Some cf
the worst men in the country have
donned white hats, and are hurrahing
lustily for Greeley. The Cincinnatj
Commercial (now supporting Greeley)
says "it is true that some of the worst
m.9n in this community, those who have
lived and fattened upon public plunder,
and are notorious schemers to empty
the pockets of the many into the few,
are Greeley" men."
Boss Tweed is a Greeley man ; the j
whole Tammany ring, are Greeley men. i
What chance for reform have you with
such men in power.
A HE U.SOX A E Vi;ilSME.T.
It. is talked about- the streets that
Grant is a lover of power, that he wants
to make "a personal Government, &c."
In one of Greeley's letters, he says
he will treat all who support him alike,
not asking whether they have been Re
publicans or Democrats, but only did
they support him for the Presidency.
Well," there is a step backward- Did
ever any old king or tyrant make war on
his enemies from any more personal mo
tive. Of course that would be the only '
standard of loyalty to a government.
Did you support the Red Rote of Lan
canster or the White Rose of York ?
was the question, and if you fell into
the wrone hand?, and the answer was
hostile, off went the head.
"Under which king," oh, Americans!
do you serve ? Mr. Greeley ! All right
come up and get a blessing. Talk about
personal government, after thaL Long
service, adherence to principles taitntul
performance of pledge', all count for
naught." "Did you support Greeley ?"
"Yes." That's enough. Walk into the
THINK OF IT.
"I stand where I have always stood,"
says the pirate Semnis. Yes, on the deck
of a pirate craft yet, trying to rob honest,
men of his State of the results of a hard
won victory and sailing under false colors
to do so as always. "Mr. Greeley hav
ing swerved, for a time, from these sa
lutary doctrines" (State Rights) "has
come back to them." Look again
there's the truth of what all this Gree-ley-ism
means. State rights. Southern
rule, or ruin; more bloodshed. This is
what it means. Honest Democrats of
the north are you willing to stand where
Semms does? You mutton Greeley's
Smoking cigars is a crime only when
a President smokes, is it ? How long
b nee a Democratic President smoked at
tae White House ? Some years eh I
Where is that man with the $1,000 to
bet on Greeley carrying Nebraska. We
have forty takers pestering us to hunt
him up, and we await him. Send h'm
Matilda Fletcher receives a high mead
of praite from all the Omaha papers, for
her speech, up there. Even the Herald
Plattsmouth, Nebraska, Thursday, August 1. 1872.
BOB DOOM AO A IN.
We state, by particular request that
Bob Doom has no surveying contract at
all and never has had one. The Her
ald, taking it for granted that Libera
Republican and Democratic papers, and
tbeir partisans on the street, could tell
the truth once in their lifetime, very
foolishly took it for granted that Doom
had a contract as they all said he had,
and remarked to that effect. Mr. Doom
assures us that be has no contract aud
never had this season, and requests this
Gen. Cunniugham also states that
Bob Doom has not been doomed to sur
vey any this year. We beg their pardon,
but if any confounded, long-tongued.
good-for-nothing Liberal or Demo
crat gets this paper to make any more
statements on their "say so" we shan't
apologize again, that's all.
General, do give one of 'em a con
tract. It 11 make them feel so good, and
save letter-writers' wages, yor. know.
Editor Herald : Dr. Miller is run
ning this campaign principally upon ru
mor and insinuation.
The Doctor ha&heard that E. F. Gray
and Newt Hays has a contract for sur
veying. He has heard a silly story about
Mr. Gray borrowing 7ioIf a chain to do
his work with. The Doctor is facetious
and skeptical about the ability of Newt.
Hays as a surveyor.
Now we Republicans propose to run
this campaign fairly and to expose and
denounce the disreputable course of the
Omaha Ilerald in making this a cam
paign cf calumny.
Messrs. Gray and Hays have a con
tract for surveying. It embraces impor
tant work; Standard and Exterior lines,
which Gen. Cunningham entrusted to
these gentlemen on account of the expe
rience of Mr. Gray, who is as well quali
fied as any man in the State to undertake
such work, having executed important
Government Surveys, both in Minnesota
and Washington territory.
Mr. Hays is familiar with the system of
Government Surveys, and was employed
about two years in Surv. Gen.'s Office,
and is in poor health from confinement
to his office, and ha" taken active work
to regain his strength. He is honest
and worthy in every respect, and Dr.
Miller is stooping very low iudeei in the
course he has seen fit to adopt, by en
deavoring to cat a stingma upon every
man that idle gossip or vague rumor as
Pear Sir: I see that ccr'ain parties
from Plattsmouth are endeavoring by
every device that subtle minds can man
ufacture, to make Gen. Cunningham the
innocent victim of their own disappoint
ed expectations. Now, I believe fair
play to be a jewel, and therefore cannot
understand why an assault upon a manV
reputation, accompanied with grave
charges, unsupported by evidence, or
even the shadow of fact, should be so
vigorously prosecuted against him unless
perchance, some one should have been
hurt by his appointment to the position
of Surveyor Gen. of Iowa and Nebraska'
ince .lUr. uunningnam s resilience in
our midst he has manifested a gentle
manly and courteous bearing toward all,
and I think charges and denunciations
against his reputation, unsupported,
will only affect him that utters them.
To charge crimes, and prove them, are
very different things; as, for instance.
I might charge Gen. R. R. Livingston
with taking bonuses for surveying-con
tracts while he was Surveyor General,
but does that prove that he did so?
Now, fellow citizens, in the name of
all that's honest, pure and good, let us
carry on this campaign with fairness and
charity for all, but "firmness, in the
right," recollecting that each one of us
is a part of this "glorious old union,"
and as such it is our duty to support it
without descending to the discussion of
onr own or any one's else petty griev
ASOLD-FASIIIOSIED LETTER FROM
AX OI,I.FANIIIO!VE! MAX.
Editor Herald: lam a queer old
man, as you may well suppose, when I
tell you I did not know my own name,
until I heard it a few days since, from a
respectable man at . Lincoln. He ap
peared to have all his store c'othes on
high-pressure bat included and I should
say knows a thing or two ; at all events
he knew my name. I heard him speak
ing of me, as an old Clod Hopper.
have an impression that when he met
me last fall, and wanted office, that my
name was I. W , and once I received
a letter from this self same man, E;q.i
up ; but then, what's in a name.
I want you to call my brother clod
hoppers' attention to some little matter
that may be of some service to them
Ask them to join the Farmers' Grange,
and through it buy all their groceries
and dry goods at a saving of from 10 to
20 per cent ; machinery at a saving of
from 20 to 40 per cent., and sell all their
grain at good prices, direct to consumers,
and save all the profits of the middle
men. We have now good crops, likely
to get a good harvest. Let us, as sen
sible men, try and get fair prices; and
this we can do if we unite, join th
Granges, formed in the different pre
cincts, and where there is no Grange
formed, form one at once, kuow all you
can. Get and save all you can honestly.
We have plenty who are well qualified
to do so. (They are not all such queer
old men as I am.) I think when we
fret all in working order, save and get all
we can, by honest hard woik, get our
interest fairly and honestly represented,
the horny-handed sons of toil will be
able to show the world that their heart
is not so hard as their hand, and their
heads, fupposed by Borne of our kid-
gloved, fine dressed, stove pipe hatted
gentlemen, to be empty, I think, after
a time, we shall show contains some
brains. I intend sending you several
etters on this subject, if you will publish
them. And now I suppose you want
my name. Well, it'a Sam well,
never mind, let me say,
Weeping Water, No. 11 Grange.
Wolfe's Nebraska Railway Guide is oa
our table. It contains an interesting
and sound fund of information about the
towns in the State, and gives all the
railroad information possible.
This is what it says of
Thirty miles from Omaha, fifty-five from
Lincoln, and 486 trom Chicago.
Ihose who recollect this place three
or four years ago, will hardly recognize
in the .present bustling city the dead
town oi mat periuu. aub vngm ui tue
name will at onoe suggest itself. The
first white men to locate at this spot
were Messrs. O'Neill and Martin.
They built the first house on the site of
the present city in 1S53. The Herald
ifhce has displaced the old erection.
After the organization of the territory
Messrs. Wheatley Mickelwaitand Sharp,
and a few others, settled here and estab
lished a trading post.
The freight trains for Fort Kearney
and other military posts in the far West,
aid the Mormon? in their exodus, made
their crossings at this point. In 1554
the city was laid out. one' mile square,
but recent additions have made it much
arger than was originally designed.
Until 18G9 there is little of interest to
record, although it was before that re
garded as an excellent outfitting point
for gold seekers and freighters It sim-
v held its crounu as a town, the
linds back of it were settling up rapidly,
Kivm? it a steadily growing business,
and some consideration as a shipping
point to St. Louis. In that year, how
ever, the tiurlington ana jlisouri in inc-
braka was commenced, and the Bur
lington and Missouri in Iowa completed
to the river, opposite Plattsmouth.
this at once gave an impetus to busi-
Tl 1111 1
ness. ileal estate aouDieu ana even
quadrupled in value, and the commer
cial prosperity of the town was insured.
A railroad bridge is confidently ex
pected to connect the two branches of
the liurlington and Missouri at this
point. A survey undertal-en by the
company has estaniisnea tne loaowing
lavorable tacts : Ihe distance across i
onlv 1.700 feet: there is rock bottom a
little below the bed or the river, extend;
ine entirely across. The channel at
Plattsmouth has never changed within
the memory of man ; a low bridge can
be built, and thus not only save expense,
but avoid accidents.
The limited means of transportation
are already the cause of much annoy
ance A thousand cars are annually
hipped East on the Burlington and
Missouri, loaded with grain and other
produce, and as much more is sent south
by river and the K. C C. 1. & St. Jo.
Railroad. This trade will be increased
immensely after June of this year, when
Plattsmouth "will be linked to Fort Kear
nev, and the vast fertile country lying
along the road will be opened up for
settlement and cultivated. It is conn
dently expected that the St. Louis and
.Nebraska J runic lane Koad will soon be
built, which will give Plattrmouth a more
direct communication with thebouth.
Ner the city a fine bed of ko'plin has
been found on the property ot J. I. A
Hoover, who has leased the same to par
ti"s on condition oi their establishing
the manufacture of ware early in 18i2.
Spoke to an intelligent and appreciative
audience last night, in Fitzgerald's Hall.
The lady is of fine personal appearance,
dresses in good taste (so the ladies said)
and is very graceful on the platform.
So much for herself, and now for
After beinj; introduced by Dr. Black,
President of the Grant and Wilson Club,
she at once announced that woman s
heart was mada for love," and thinking
that might bo considered a strange in
croduction to a political speech, stated
that hers was "imbued with a love of
justice. csue pronounced trrant a
hero, a patriot and a statesman, and
proceeded to prove it in a singularly
forcible, plain and straightforward man'
ner ; without any flourishes of rhetoric,
with many sly touch of humor, Mrs.
F. told her story how she had person
ally investigated all the charges made
against the President, and found them
Thought the people would be foolish
to throw away the Republican for any
thing less than a party that was, at least,
two or three steps in advance of the Re
publican partr, and no man oould claim
the Democratic party as having ad
Grant's success in war was charged to
luck, accident; if 80, no other man had
invented the accident of victory like
Gen. Grant. Men had charged the
same to Washington he had been
pushed into this measure, or crowded
into that ; but History had set her sea
on his fame, and 60 it would be with
Thought the Dresent issue was as
much a life ani death issue for govern
ment as any during the war. Ihe op
position- had a glorious platform, "any
thing to beat Grant."
The speaker touched cn the foolish
ness of expecting the President to be
of the fitness of applicants for office,
and if we would do away with this pat
fonage power, as.Gcn. Grant wanted d's
to do, we would have made a great fetep
in the way of reform.
The slanders on Grant were "fixed
a. . -
up to pave tne way tor amc:uous men
to march into power.
Thought Horace Greeley had not
learned to love the Democrats any more,
but wall gratified to see them crawling at
his feet for favors ; and they hated Gree-
ey as bad as ever, but would awallow
any pill for the present that promised
success and power in the future
She again spoke of the evils of pat
. . , i ... ii
ronage, and earnestly nopea it wouia
be speedily taken out of any President's
hands and divided among the people ;
under their control we might hope for a
purer government, and not before.
Her speech was a fine effort, whether
viewed from a literary or political stand
point, and her earnest, effective manner,
must have convinced all that she be-
ieved what she said, and had thorough
ly investigated her subjeet. fche was
repeatedly cheered, and altogether it
washe most enthusiastic meeting we
Lbave held, as well as the best and'
strongest speech of this season.
Some people in this place would like
to throw dirt on Mrs. Fletcher; and on
her speech. You ean always tell how
lard the shoe pinches by the squeal of
the wearer. She made a good speech,
every one was pleased, except a few
carpers who dislike anything good or
pure or virtuoua, The speech told, and
that is what hurts. The lady is a novice
comparatively, in public speaking, and
there were faults of Rhetoric, lack of
connection between the different points
she desired to make, but that has noth
ing to do with her facts, nor the admi
rable and telling Way she ha3 cf poiuting
out the folly of the crusade against Gen.
Grant. Her spjech will make votes and
they know it, that grits you see. As we
desire the lady to succeed, we make bold
to offer a little fair honest criticism ; not
Mrs. P. talks too fast sometimes ;
makes her sentences no, paragraphs, too
long, and above all, in her speech here,
she tried to cover too much ground.
That ailhject rnnot bo ecchauwteJ in
one night. These thir.gs though, are
simply matters of habit, and practice in
speaking will obviate them. The mat
ter and arguments of her address are
sound, well presented and true. That
clinches the matter. Now wade in with
some more slang.
Dr. John Black has returned to town
safe and sound. He says he did not see
M. M. any where. We begin to doubt
Morticus' story. How's what, eh ?
Have the days of joking passed away
entirely? It does seem to rae that when
a boy, and growing up, people said bet
ter things than they do now. We are
not f the kind continually looking back
ward and thinking the "old days" were
always the best ; but we do think in this
respect the world has grown backward.
We are no jokier, wittier, and the funny
men have all died off.
Practical joking has almost died out ;
good, original stories, of a humorous
cast, are a thing of the past, almost.
All the wit one- sees in print is re-hashed
from our fathers' books. It is curious to
observe the conditions under which jokes
best flourish. Cities and towns do not
as a general thing lurnish them.
We are too busy and too much in dead
earnest about things ; our house and our
folks need too many "fixings" to allow
of any joking while about our day's du
ties. Not so in the days of '56 and '57,
when we had no fine houses to look after,
no grand furniture to spoil by every ac.
cident, and no store clothes to worry our
In camp, by the lazy fire, on the broad
prairie, while the patient oxen toil and
the owner smokes, across the plains, in
the tall pine woods, away from glitter,
and pomp, and unrest, there we get the
jokes. From . thence comes the little
few we do get out of the world in
in latter days. Why, just look ! even
Harper has given out ; the last number
has only two pages "Editor's Drawer,"
and as tor Plattsmouth if one or two
we could name should chance to die, the
rest or us might as well play we was
goin' to a funeral" for the rest of our
Mike M. is a friend of ours, we have
hoped so at any rate, and when we crack
ed a joke about him, or said a good thing
ourselves for fun and laid it onto, him we
expected to be forgiven both in this
world and the next.
Now in our little remarks about M.
mm a . m v
11, s comin? home the her day we
meant no offense, and in order to set
things right we now explain.
Some days ago a rather pompous and
important looking individual marched
into our office and planting himself in
chair fomenst us, put his thumbs in his
vest and then delivered himself:
'Don't know me, I suppose?"
"No sir, havn't that honor."
"My name is Morticus, I dove-tat
things for the N. Y. papers, and some
"Better up thaa down, Mister."
"But something serious is up."
"Serious things always go up. Its
-Onlyjokegi coroo.Ldcwp.MWJtsir owing to
"Do you know Mike M. 7"
"You bet; what of him?"
"Greeley's sent for him, and I've
come all the way out here to inquire
about Mike for fear the old man'll make
a fool of hisself."
'Holy Moses 1 that's impossible, Gree
ley'd never do that."
"What, not make a fool of hisself?
You don't know him."
"No trot that, he'd never send fof
"Well, he has, and what's more Gree
ley's coming back with him and they're
goin' to promenade Plattsmouth together
and he's going to give Mike everything
he's got in these parts."
"Greeley don't own nothing her4, you
"Thinks be does and that's all the
same, says he has lots cf Greeley men'
here and he owns Land offices and
other things in this state."
"Well, what docs he want of Mike?"
"Why you see the old fellow has gbt
t into his head that he is bound to be
elected and he is already looking around
br suitable persons to fill them. He
wants Mike for collector of the Port of
"Collector of the d rat it man,
are you crazy?"
"Not a bit of it, you'll see. Greeley
thinks this government can't
be run without the Murphies the peo
ple wont stand it, now Tom has proved
such an infernal rascal he dare not ap
point him to anything. Somebody told
him that one of the name was out here
who was a simon pure, borresf. feliable,
capable fellow, just the man, and lie had
stacks of friends. Greeley telegraphed
at once and Mike's gone on. I met him
at C. B."
"You're foolin, ourfolks'll never be
lieve that yarn."
"That's been fixed, if Greeley likes
Mike's looks, he'll come back with him
and they'll walk up Main street together
and all the offices in this Stato will be
in Mike's handi after that."
"St. Patrick 1 1 1"
"Fhat kind a fellow is Mike, any way.
Do you think there is any chance for
"No, you thunderin, lop-eared New
Yorker; get out, we want 'em all our
selves. . uo home ana mind your own
business Hurrah for Murphy 1"
If we were not justified in publishing
what we did the other night, after the
above conversation, no man ever was
and we hope to be forgiven if it isn't
true. One thing sure, boys, we've all lost
a good thing, and Greeley has lost Ne
braska by not fullfil'ing the programme
and by letting Mike come home alone.
Under this caption the "perhaps" pa
per states that a Democrat of this town
has been offered $100 a month to wotk
for Grant in this county, by somebody
in the Surveyor General's office.
Oh! for the pen of Greeley. Oar
kingdom for a pencil that writes, "You
lie, you villain you lie." How quickly
the fellow follows in the wake of his mas
ter at Omaha, Bring your man. If
you can find a democrat in this county
that bears a good reputalian, and is con
sidered an honest man, that will say that
Gen. Cunningham, or any agent of his
or any man around that office, made
such an offer, with his authority, there
is $150 here for you, and something
more my man. Better bring your friend
along, its more money than a "perhaps"
paper can make in month. lou may
have to divide, you know, hut we don't
mind tho corruption in that.
Where's the $1,000 betting man, fetch
him too. We want them all.
JOIIJC A. LOOA.1 AT LIXCOLV.
Private advice9 say that Logan's
speech was the grandest affair Nebraska
ever saw, in the way of speech making.
An immense concourse of people assem
bled in a tent, and the enthusiasm was
unbounded. Every one acknowledged
that it was the biggest crowd and the
biggest speech ever made here.
Many men were converted and Greeley
stock fell fifty per cent.
It is now charged that the machine
shops of the Erie Railroad Company, at
Jersey City, which burned down and
threw so many out of employment, and
cost lives, was the work of trade union
incendiaries. Such nonsense in this
country as trades union ought to be put
We hear of severe thunder storms
from all quarters, accompanied by ha:;
in many cases. Our locality has been
singularly and very fortunately exempted
thus far, from any serious visitation in
Spiked. They are about to 6tart an
other Greeley paper in Omaha, because
the Ilerald has so effectually spiked its
own euns by its "bugle notes," that it
is claimed it has no influence.
The New York Tribune must have
dentv of money and be well "heeled"
when it can afford to pay its old long
time ' and especial correspondent (?) to
act as "sub." on a ono horse Greeley
paper in Nebraska.
A Greeley Circus went through town
to day on the way to Nebraska City.
That don't look well for his friends here,
when even the circus men pass them by.
Kit had been a Grant Circus now it
could have had a fair audience ia Platts-
Extra OupUtaf t Hintvotot aa by II. J.
Straight, at the Pout t'ffloe. and O. ,F. John
pon. North aide Main Street, between Seeoud
Storm at X&braska City
better from Dr. Livingston.'
Erie Buildings turned.-
Market Reports, &6:
Beath of Ex-Post-Mast cr'
General A. W. Randall.-
Stanley arrives inNew York.
Spotted-Tail and Band Con
sent to Leave Nebraska.-
Market R6'porits, &c.
. Nebraska City, July 25.
A violent storm of lightning, ac
companied by a heavy fall of rain, pasM
ed over here in a southerly direction
early this morai rig.
St. Petcrnburgh, July 25
This Jburntel de Sr.. Petftrsburg to-da
publishes an imperial decree' dismissing
Catacazy from the diplomatic service of
the empire. Ine.. Journal states that
the publication of the pamphlet concern"'
ing Fish was entirely without the know-
edge and against the will ot the imper
Paris, J uly 25.
Three communists convicted of parti
cipating in the massacre of hostages in
liue sax were shot at batory to-day.
New York, Jtty 25: . .
The Herald received by cable this'
evening a long letter from Dr. Living
ston, dated Uiiji, November, 1871 and"
auuresseu 10 uamesvroraon xenuetc, ur.
giving a detailed account of his wander
ings and sufferings, and expressing his
gratitude for the sending of Stanley to
LMJU lilui. . .
The Eri building fctTrjed-last even
ing, l ney covered an entire acre. Via
such fire has ever before been witnessed
in Jersey City.
New York, July 26.'"
A. W. Randall, ex-Postmaster Gen
eral, died this morning, aged 53.
Spotted Tail and his band have in
formed Commissioner Walker that they
have selected a reservation on the White
River and would leave Nebrcskb;-
Gcv. McCook, of Colorada, told a Re
publican here yesterday that the feeling
in bis section is all for Grant. Ono rea
son why the western people oppose
Greeley is because they are freetraders.-
h.x-Judge Ulark resume From the Tam
many General Committee. His letter
says he is dissatisfied at the conduct of
reformed Tammany and the nomination'
The World's Philadelphia letter says'
the Pennsylvania State Central Commit
tee have had in their possession for two
weeks a letter from General Ilartranft,
withdrawing from the gubernatorial can-
dacy if in the judgement of the commit
tee they think it wise.
Stanley, correspondent of the N. Y.
Herald, has arrived in this cityand dines
to-morrow with Washbdhie, the Atueri4'
Salt Lake, July 25.
The Republican anti-Mormon ; Con
vention, at Corine, to-day nominated
Geo. Geo. R, Maxwell delegate to Con
gress. A son of the Mayoj of t?t city was
killed yesterday by the' premature 'dis-4'
charge of a pistol.
NEW YORK July, 23:
Money Easy at 2(2.3:
Gold Pull at ; 14(oTl5
Governments btrong ,
CHICAGO, July 26. 1872.
Cattle Choice, $6 406 70'
Good, ,:.....$325(si4 25
Hoo3 Live, -........-.....$4" 2tKs4 60
Flour Very dull
Wheat Weak $1 151 18
Corn Less active, 4X41Jo
If Matilda Fletcher did not show up'
the folly of the charges against Grant'
last night it was aever don
The proprietor of a fashionable book
published at Dresden and which has
taken in hand the task of freeing the art
of the toilette from Frnrh predomi
nance, has just received the t'JV.3ing
letter from the Prussian Minister iu
Saxony: "You have had the kindness "
to send to Prince de Bismarck three,
numbers of your estimab'e journal, which1
has been created to establish national'
fashions and to change them according"
to the German character. His Excellen-'
cy charges ine to inform you be attache
a particular interest to your attempt to
deliver dress and manners from the hith
erto exclusive interest' -df foreigners
It taxes' money to run a newspaper as
well as' any other business, and no'
naner succeeds financial!? that carries
on a dead-bead system. Any ;ntioa of
the people's affairs they wish to see in'
print, is worth paying- fc,- and when
printed is generally as good as any other
investment of the same amount, Eastf
The" Philadelphia Press says :' "Dr.
Livingston has been found, and in a few
years the New York Ilerald wiil ttnj,
out 8?p"nt!to find the Prnrvatr rnrrv.7
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