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THUiLSBAY,. JUB 26, 1873.
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FTvra an part of the State and country rwpocv
fcJly solicited Tor the IIjcrald.
Agricultural notes and short articles detailing
atirroer's experience particularly requested.
j We do not read anonymous letters and com
jbinnlcattotis.t The nanio and address of the
Kilter are In all eases Indispensable as a guar
antee of good tilth. .
A Splendid Chance.
. TTe Tfclll send the Hej,ald and Dcmorest's
Monthly, which Is $3.00 for one year, to any per
son who pays us $ XMf
In addition to both rcrkllcals at the prlco
tuuncd, a choice' from a list of extraordinary
Premiums Is given to each subscriber to Dcnio
rest's Monthly. Among these are a fine pair of
Chromo Figures (Falls pf Niagara and Yosem
Ue Falls), worth ?!0 or a good Stereoscope
with a series of views ; besides numerous other
Talnable premiums worth from two to ten .dol
The best boys' and girls' .mafiizlne, and the
Kebbaska llBAiJat greatly reduced rates.
Vfe will send the Nebraska Hekald and
braoRK-rr's Yocxo America, which Is ?l.oo
for one year, to any person who pays us $2.00.
Dcmorest's Young America is always sparkling
with entertaining Stories, rooms. Music, Fuz
ilcs, Games, Travels, and otherplcasant features
Is profusely Illustrated, and cannot fail to amuse
instruct, elevate, and assist to make the lives
of youthful Americans useful, truthful and
Of the nERALD you are all dear, are
yon not or deer. Well, we do hate to
dim you, being our dear friends we'd
always rather forage off the enemy
our necessities demand some money;
business is dull and bills run on bo we
must call on our subscribers for some
rhino. We have been obliged lately
to do what we dislike very much, and
something that we have not done be
fore, viz: to ask a man who presented
a bill to U3 to wait a day or two.
""' There is over $300 delinquent sub
scriptions in ' the city alone. This
would help us out wonderfully, and
pay every small bill the HERALD owes.
Give us a lift, friends.
The New York Nation and the
GrapJde seems to run in the same
h.iTvnel on inanv nomts. Their ideas
coincide wonderfully for two strangers'
We call attention to our Franklin
letter on the first page of this paper.
; Yerdict oftlio Jury.
Just before "locking up, on Wednes
day, we received the following short.
Omaha, June 23.
Furnas case no verdict jury hung;
change venue applied for.
This ends the matter for the present.
"We shall try and present the charge
of the Judge and the result of the ap
plication for chance of venue, next
Susan. U. Anthony was found guilty
of the charges asainst her and fined
one hundred dollars and costs. A
motion for a new trial is to be made.
PBOF. WISE'S EAJLLC0X.
The graphic newspaper has fairly
taken ud the air balloon nassapre to
Europe, and warmly seconds Prof.
Wise's scheme to try the same, this
Rummer. On the first page of their 13-
sue for June 19th, is a very fine picture
of the Professor's .intended . balloon;
the only comical thing about it being
an old gentleman standing in the open
car, beneatli the balloon, with a ping
hat on. - The man who would bo fool
enough to attempt to cross the Atlan
tic In a balloon, with a plug hat, must
be either a fool or philosopher, or both.
Horace F. Clark,' President of the
TSnion Pacific R. R., died in New York
City, of Rhematism of the heart, June
19th, 1S73. lie was 53 years old, and
had been a member of the 35th and
36th Congress from New York State.
Tie wa3 "a son-in-law of Commodore
Vanderhilt, and widely known through
out the country 03 a financier and thor
ough railroad man.
FIRE IN BURLINUTO-V.
' An extensive fire in Burlington, on
the 10th inst destroyed property to
the amount of 8 -100,000. The fire orig
inated in Palmers Opera House, about
three o'clock in the morning, and spread
Jhe most : prominent buildincs de
stroyed wero' the opera house, court
house," rnderkircher3 livery stable, Tio
lett &'.Frangs carriage factory, Mc-
t-utcnen ; JIousc, Scandinavian s House,!
and a number of dwellings, beside a
lumber yard and wood yard..., ' t
1" The; burnt district .. U ;tuided'. by
Water, Washington,. Third and,. Court
Eta. All the buildings within said liin-
its were consumed but seven.' 'The to
tal, number of buildings destroyed, , is
Croo thirty-five to forty Insurance
amounts to 8100,000. 7 ; . : ;
v The fire was -brought under control
About eight o'clock. Steamers were
sent from Galesburg and Ottamwa, but
did not arrive until the fire was under
eontroL' ' .
SIR SAMUEL BAKER'S MISSION.
v. .ThoNcw TLOrt; irraZifhas a letter
Khartoutu, April ' 30,' confirming
tWru-S of the safety ' of Sir' Samuel
Baker H? iTiF
r ru.irV. ite ucen rein Iora by 200
soldiers and thklnl0?3 of tte mercan
tile ftabiishmentrifLY0w at. once
fenew his march to hjty u5," J??
The ne2ro'AdaTn Pacho.V "ieljtwo
thousand 'Egyptian troops "at tempxCit
to protect t he passage of the "car ayah
throftsh' Abyssinia, is sr. i wna've been
" i'urpriseI.-'-avl-niW ' 'SOgunes, ' and
f.a y.ied to surrender; The
report was , considered doubtful, hut
.reinforcements had" been ,' sent "4 him.
. jibe "traveler, Milani' is., said' to have
. advanced south through the territory
Cf Manbulta, with a view of rtacluas
Us wssikfii-- ?t?ks? of iOrt n jnaa
TUB FURNAS LIBEL fcCIT.
This celebrated ease woj 'opened in
Judge Lake's Court, at Omaha, on Fri
day, June 20th. ; :
Tho title of the caa6 fan ' . : .
JL W. Furnas
Geo. L. Miller and
Miller & Richardson.
The attorneys of Gov. Furnas are O.
P. Mason, lion. John C. Cowin, and
lion: Seth Robinson.
Atterneys , for defendants, Judge
Wakely, CoL Savage, 'and G. W. Am
brose. ...... . , ,
We .cannot, of course, give anything
like a detail of the evidence,1 nor the
lawyers arguments; but shall give bur
readers the testimony in full of the
principal witnesses and the yerdict if
one is readied before we go to press.
Col. Furnas was called early in the tri
al, but as his original examination only
stated where he lived, his business, &c
We omit that, and give his ttestimony
on being recalled, whicu contains the
gist of his evidence.
DEPOSITION OF JAMES II. JACKSON. .
' St, Lor is, Mo., March 20, 1873.
Deposition of witness taken in an ac
tion pending in the district court of
Douglas county in the State of Nebras
ka, wherein Robt. W. Furnas is plain
tiff, G. L. Miller et al defendants, and
for said defendants in pursuance of the
notice here attached.
Present the defendants by their at
torney, E. R. Scherzer.
James II. Jackson or the county or
St. Louis, State of Missouri, of lawful
age, being first duly sworn by me as
hereinafter certified deposes as follows:
My name is James II. Jackson, age forty-four
years, residence, St. Louis, oc
cupation, merchant. In the year 1854
and sometime previous thereto 1 resuieu
in Council Bluffs, and was engaged in
business in Council Bluffs and Omaha,
in the then territory of Nebraska. I
am and . was at that time acquainted
with the plaintiff in this action. I
knew the subject matter of controver
sy in thi3 suit. The plaintiff (Furnas)
was in the winter of 1830-7 member
of the territorial council of the territo
ry of Nebraska; that at that time there
was a bill pending before or had passed
that council; and been vetoed by the
Governor and sent back, for removing
the capital from Omaha. Being at
that time interested in Omaha, and one
of the founders of the city, I was inte
rested m preventing the removal of
the capital. A Dr. Rankin,' whom I
knew, to be a friend of the-plaintiff
Furnas, approached me, and stated
that in order to prevent the removal of
the capital from Omaha money must
be raised, and I contributed ' to a fund
for that purpose. A fund of 83000 was
raised, and in a conversation with Fur
nas, the plaintiff, he (Furnas) asked me
if I knew what we would have to do
to prevent the removal of the capital ;
I told him that Dr, Rankin had told me
tliat we would have to raise 83000 to
prevent it. The bill for the removal
of the capital was then again pending
before the council ; the 83,000 fund was
raised. A ' short time after the fund
was raised, and about the time the bill
was to come up for final action of the
council, mvself and others were noti
fied to make a deposit of the fund of
83,000 raised that morning for Furnas,
the plaintiff, or it wonld be too late. I
went to the Bank of Omaha, of which
one David Moffat was cashier, on the
morning designated, and found plain
tiff Furnas in waiting with Dr, Ran
kin. The 83,000 raised was that morn
ing placed m the hands of Mr. Moffat
in the presence of Furnas, the plain
tiff. At the time the
money wa3 so deposited, Mr. Furnas,
the plaintiff, said to me: "My con
stituents will get after me for this," or
"make it migutv hot for me, or some
thing of that kind, and I have seen
uothiug of the money so deposited, or
any portion thereof since. -
J as. A. Jackson.
tEPOS7TIOS OF e. p. kaxkik.
B. P. Rankin, of the county of Santa
Clara and State of California, of a law
f al age, being first duly sworn by me,
as hereinafter certified, deposes as fol
Question by O. P. Mason, Esq.
What is your name, age and residence?
Ans. 3Iy name is Benjamin P. Ran
kin, age 48 years, residence fcanjose,
Q. Where were you living tho years
185G-7, and what were you engaged in
at that time, and particularly in the
winter of 183G-7V
A. I was livinsr in Sarpy Co Ne
braska, and during the winter of 5d-7,
and particularly during the session of
the Legislature, I was at Omaha, the
then territory of Nebraska.
Q. Are you acquainted with the par
ties to this suit, and are you acquaint
ed with the matter in controversy t
A. I am acquainted with the par
ties of this suit, and am somewhat ac
quainted with the controversy between
(. State fully, and particularly,
with details of timo and place, all that
took place between you and the plain
tiff. R. W. Furnas, while -he, Furnas,
was a member of the Legislative As
sembly of the Territory of Nebraska,
in the vears of - I80O and 1857 in rela
tion to his (Furnas) vote upon the re
moval of the capital of the Territory
Tf ofyKOmaha, and the division of Doug
las Cp and the removal or tne county
seat I from Omaha. Give the conver
Batioli between you andFurnas iu re-
SDectl these- matters, what, 11 any-
thiml I vou . promised . Furnas what
you. La 1 mm, ir.. anyunntr or wiiai
vmi tfai i any other person for him (It
W. lUt ias),. ana uutt lie i uruas; re-
1 . ..A. 1 . V
elvt4J ' from 1 you for Ins vote upon
tiwstt or tstions. or eitner or. mem, 10
ydarf iowieuge, mioruiuiioH, ur-
uef?i 1 : l - ' -
A.I 1 1 is lmiossible for me to give
in Apt tor with particuunty tue m
fonrfat'n you seek; so many years
havti 1 ised away since that date, and
I haf e! suvjed through so many exciting
siia so many ditterent localities
thatlm;," recollection of the details 01
eveit" ccurring so long ago, would not
be rilif le; until I siiw the subject re-
ferrid and discussed by the partizan
0 3,ebrasta, aunng me poimcai
as of 1873 for that &tate,tneen-
lii lory of ' the matter had almost
g aced from my mind; since that
id since it became probable that
ciy es Imony would le called for upon
the ject. 1 have taken pains to xe-
jny recollection, 'it is stm at
s to details; I can, however,
hat I remember well the time
it 1 excitements, and I think 1 can
Bfdfbtie leadinir incidents which are
i: inressed upon my memory,
Tfie plaintiff ' And myself were inti-
IliitW cn.jnviM - - "
f iik i jt the removal of the capital and
for it e division of Douglas 1 county
canto ap in the Legtslaturo of which
rl3i"J iff was a member, I talked with
litllulll concerning mco luvm-
I can nji' recall but one of these,
s numerous conversations which
5 ui)on the subject. This one oc
I in abiusementroomof what was
n Ha the - bank building of the
irn Exchanse Bank, on Farnham,
l in th ritv of Omaha. Whether
oivwfttiwxcwrribefOT oT af
ter th'e bills bad been Voted on in any of
their stages; I do not now remember,
but I remember well that it was deem
ed essential to the salvation of Omaha
that . plaintiff should oppose the bills,
and as I was more intimate with plain
tiff than was any -one. else who was
working for Omaha, -I was -expected
and requested to look particularly af
ter plaintiffs vote upon these bills. J
do not remember and will not pretend
to state -all - that -was -sam-between-
plaintiff and myself during that con
versation concerning the subject mat
ter. I am sure, however, that I never
offered him any money to change his.
vote, or to vote in any particular di
rection upon these questions, or even
mentioned in any way any money con
sideration for his vote except as fol-
ows: My recollection ,nov is, that
plaintiff had been elected territorial
printer, and that we then talked 'of the
probability tf the printing being taken
from him by the majority if he should
oppose the bills, and that I then told
him that m such an event there should
be sufficient made up to him (I do not
remember in what way) to compensate
turn tor any loss he might sustain by
voting as he ought to do on these bills.'
I was satisfied and so was he, and mu
tually expressed ourselves so in that
conversation, that the bills were in
tended to kill Omaha and enrich- cer
tain schemers who thought more of
making money out of 'these measures
than of the interest of the Territory.
remember that my line of argument
to the plaintiff was, that the measures
were wrong in themselves, and that
the people of Nemaha county which he
represented would approve Of his
course in opposing the bill, alter the
temporary excitement had died away.
I repeat that I made no offer, or prom
ises of money, or other valuable thing,
excepting, the contingency - above
stated; that is of the public printing
being token from him, and in that
event the promise was general that ho
should lose nothing by his vote against
these measures. I never promised to
pay, and never did pay to plaintiff, or
any one for him, either before or after
his vote upon these measures any mon
ey or other tiling of value for his vote
upon these or other measures while he
was a member of the Legislature.
il. State fully and particularly with
time and place- whether Robert
W. Furnas stipulated with you to re
ceive, and did receive 53,000 in gold, or
any sum whatever for hi3 vote in the
Territorial council in tho session of
185G-7 on tho . capital bill and other
measures; state fully and particularly
all you know about the matter?
A. I have fully answered this ques
tion m-reply to the foregoing inter
rogatory. I made no promise or stipu
lation other than I have above stated
to tho best of my knowledge.
Q. Have you seen, read and care
fully examined, which purports to bo
tho testimony or deposition of James
A.Jackson and Andrew J. Poppieton,
taken by the defendants in this action,
and if so state whether said Jackson
found you and Furnas at the bank, or
elsewhere, and whether 83,000 wa3
then placed In the hands of Mr. Moffat
in the presence of R. y . Furnas, with
the express understanding then and
there had between Moffat and the
plaintiff Furnas, Jackson and yourself
that said money was to be paid over to
Mr. Furnas, plaintiff, immediately af
ter the final vote on the bill for.the re
moval of the capital and its defeat,
and state further whether yon had the
conversations with Andrew J. Popple-
ton, testified to by him. ..-
A. I have examined and carefully
read the deposition or what purports to
be the deposition of James Jackson
and Andrew J. Poppieton, and also the
depositions of other persons which
were published in the Omaha "Herald
sometime during last year. I have not
the slightest recollection of the conver
sation or arrangement to which Mr.
Jackson alludes. I do not remember
ever to have spoken with Jackson in
tho presenco of Moffat, Furnas and
others, or alone, concerning the remo
val of tho capital or the division of
Douglas county, although I may have
done so. As to the statements con
tained in the depositions of Popleten,
Moffat and others, I am also unable to
recall anvthing concerning them.
often talked with those gentlemen
upon questions affecting the interests
of Omaha and the Territory, and doubt
less talked, with them Concerning the
bill for the removal of the capital and
the division of the county, a3 thev for
the time being were the absorbing top
ics of conversation with every one who
took any interest in public affairs.
But I cannot now recall the details, or
even substance of any conversation
had with them. I also state that I may
have told, and probably did toll, Pop
pieton and others that I had' paid, or
was to pay, R. W. Furn:is money in
consideration of his vote.
R. W. FURNAS :
was recalled: Was a member of the
territorial legislature in the winter of
1856-7; I had recently come to the ter
ritory; the only question, as there .was
no political issue then, was the capital
Question: all the delegation found
south of the Platte were cm one side
I came up without giving the bill
much consideration; the bui was in
troduced for the removal of the capi
tal, and I voted for the bill ; during the
pendency of the me;isure, I gave, it
careful consideration, and decided to
OPTose the removal bill for three rea
sons: first, that the territorial capital
couldn't be removed; while the bill
was pending, fault was found-with me
by one side that I was not giving the re
moval bill cordial support; 1 was sent
for one evening by Gov. McComus
he said I hadn't taken the matter up
secondly, became convinced the scheme
was merely speculative ; ' thirdly, the
attack was on local .grounds; I believe
the people of Omaha would have resist
ed . the removal of the capital even to
the shedding of blood; I hadn't j held
a fixed, settled opinion about the subject
at first ; I voted for tho bill in respect to
the wishes of my constituents; " I 'an
nounced before the bill passed that
was not m sympathy witn tne move
ment; after the bill had passed the
third reading. I stated that I had voted
for the bill for the last time, and wouui
have nothing more to do with it' when
the bill came up on its passage over
the governor's veto, I had stated pre
viously that I siiouia exercise my own
judgement; I had before been elected
public printer; there were threats mat
unless I favored the bin the puonc
printing would be taken from me; one
evening, in Rankin's oilice, he" said if
the printing was taken away from me,
he would see that the loss inereoi was
made up to- me. There was no one
present but ltankm.and myself.. He
wrote the pledge m nis own nana.
There was no other consideration; I
never knew until the next winter that
money had been raised to influence leg-
, . r : i 1
lsiation. 1 never receiveu a aonar 01
that money. In case I lost the public
printing 'by my action on the capital
removal bill, 1 was to ne compensatea
for the loss. Have no recolleetion of
ever having met David II. Moffatt: I
cannot say that I .was ever in the Rank
of Nebraska when 83,000 was deposit
ed there for me;. never signed a certifi
cate of deposit in that bank; : did not
go to the bank with Rankin, or any on
pIsp. to draw any money : 'did not re-
r pive am money, or any other consid
eration. other:--thart ' byTegular fees.
u-hliA T wis in the legislature that win
ter.. Soon after the adjournment of
tho legislature, and before I went
bome, I a-std Ra&kin to advance mo
money to pay ior material to uc me
public printing, We went to T4 B. ;
Cuming, secretary of the territory, and
k m . I A. 1 11
ie said he had no fund to use from,
but If Rankin and others would guar
antee - the matter he would get the
money. Rankin loaned me 81,100, and
took my-note therefor; Shortly after
ward Rankin was in Urownville, and
we had a lot trade, leaving about 81,000
due him from me. The note was put
in"McOormick's bank for collection,
and was paid by Cuming, who took it
out of my money for the public print
ing. Then the note wasturned over to
me, and Ihave since lost it. I don't
remember the conversation with Har
rison Johnson at the .Hamilton House
dinner lable it is not -improbable that
might have made the remark he men
tioned in his evidence , I got the mon
ey from Rankin in February, directly
after the adjournment' of the legisla
ture. I knew nothing about the certifi
cate of deposit nntil a year afterward.
The first time I saw the pledge after I
gave- it was several years afterward.
Robinson first made the charge of bri
bery against me when I was candidate
for public office. At one time it was
said that I received 86,000. - -'
I have no recollection concerning my
position in the . division of" Douglas
county, other than the journal of the
egislature. ' The whole matter was m
one scheme, I was in the minority, and
my vote was not of much importance.
I think the pledge was returned to
me by Rankin. - I never signed a paper
drawn by Ilanscomb. I don't remem
ber the conversation with Hariscomb,
about "lifting a- load froin my should
ers," although it might have occurred,
for the paper had teen used against me
politically to my injury, and I felt re
lieved to get possession of it again. 7
nere is the famous pledge itself.
The following is an extract copy of
tho pledge,' produced in court yester
M hereby 'pledge myself to oppose
any and every bill for the removal of
the capital from Omaha city at the
present . session of the legislature of
Nebraska, or for the division of Doug
las county, and for . the ' change of the
county seat of said county. (The
name was torn olr.)
We have had occasion - to disagree
with the. Graph ic on many points re
garding Indian affairs and political
matters, but-we will forgive it much
in this line if it well help us fight out
this principle, to some practical issue.
These views are so near like those we
have often ; brought forward,. that we
reproduce their arguments in full, lxth
because we .like the way they are put,
an,d to show pur readers that we are
not alone in thinking that some new
system of educating our young men to
systematic and useful pursuits must be
found, or we shall, as a nation, come to
grief: ...: . ..: - .. . . '
Half Work. ' - -
The apprentice system has dropped
out of use entirely. It was too slow
for our fast times and the ambition of
Young America. Every boy of twelyo
br fourteen is impatient to begin busi-
ness, and escapes from school, if it is j
possible to. do so, . to engage in active j
affairs. Three or four years of regu-i
lar apprenticeship to a master work
man in some good trade or occupation
is out of the question. . Our youth hope
to know all about the business and ob
tain full wages in half that time.
They begin errand boys. Then they i
strike for the position and pay of -two-thirders."
. Then they demand full
wages, and without knowing anything
in particular of the business m ques
tion, save what they picked up by the
way. Instead of the seven-years' ap
prenticeship of the Old V orlu. or three
years or a rormer generation in tins
country, our youth pick up a trade in
This state of things has existed for
about a quarter of a century, and we
see the consequences of it. We have
comparatively few skilled workmen in
any department of industry, and very
little good work of any kind, -Indeed,
about half of the work done in thi3
country is simply a waste of material.
Quality is sacrificed 'to. quantity, and
cheapness takes the place of excellence.
As it is next to impossible to get rtaily
line work, the only thing that remain
is to get the largest amount of coarse
and poor work done. ;Most of the
workmen have no mechanical pride.
They do not value their artistic reputa
tion. Tho idea of gaining a character
for the best workmanship rarely en
ters their imagination. All they care
for is to get the most . pay for the least
labor. They put no conscience into
their work It is merely manual labor,
with the least possible mind aad no
souL , The result is, that half the work
done is practically wasted and worth
less. The leather is so poorly pre
pared that it scarcely pays for the
making. The shoes do not wear, if
they do not come to pieces. ; The cut
lery is polished iron, with simply steel
enough to give edge to the lie. The
carriages break down in a season, if
not at the first hard jolt. The mortar
will not-hold.-the bricks, and the walls
topple .before the roof gets laid some
times.; . One-third of our cloth is shod
dy, and, our clothes come .to pieces at
the - first . strain. Much of our book
binding is a disgrace, and much of our
furniture will not bear handling. The
design is beautiful; the covering is
rich; there is varnish, there is veneer;
a single reception, and u fashionable
house- is: filled with debris.. The un
skilled laborer does' half-work.. It is
the. best he can do. 1 1 is the only . woii
iit which he can earn the desired wages.
And foreign workmen, finding- that
half-work pays better . than work thor
oughly done, soon fall into the prevail
ing habit. . .
The economic effect of this way of
doing things is disastrous. It is an
enormous drain upon the resources of
the country, and a heavy tax upon the
laboring class. '.But its effect upon the
laboring class -does not end there. -It
Increases ' the consumption, and, conse
quently, the cost of living.- It has a
direct bearing on the labor question
that agitates the country. If the labor
of the country were skilled, and able to
produce the most thorough work, in
every ' department, ' it- would have the
capital of the country nt its disposal.
It is riot more pay for less work that
our laborers want, but more skill' and a
higher morale. The former can come
only through 'thei general -adoption of
. - - . A ' ' ' 1. I
an apprentice system, oy wnicn every
workman shall bp thoroughly trained
for-- his ' trade.' Tho second must
come from a new sense or "pride in
work, a new ambition to excel, a high
er estimate- of mechanical reputation.
When a laborer Witsr sweh a value on
his character i as -n " workman that he
will pot let apiece of half-work go out
of his hand;. when . lie- feels a proper
pride in his workmanship, and points
to it as a'proof of his skill and fidelity,
he' will put both' brains and Conscience
into : what he ; does. And ' until then,
laborers and capitalists 'will be at log
gerheads,: and one half of the work of
the country .svill be practically thrown
a ay, merely through want or a prop
er, understanding between both parties
Graphic ' . .
Therm OTietor 100 dej. in. the shade.
Letter From Weeping Water.
TYvxpixq water, Nua, June 28, 73.
Ed. Herald: r '
1 shall be, most,, happy .jto write up
the news from this quarter, so long as
you shall deem my letters valuable;
and I feel the more like it, from the
willingness you showed in your" last
issue, to giving. our little town the
praise of having energy. Many be
sides yourself, believe that Weeping
Water will still make a town whether
she gets a railroad ornot.. Railroads
are good things;' and she expects to have
one soon but we cannot, we will not
wait.. Our improvements arc substan
tial. The average cost of our buildings
is about .one thousand dollars, Thi3
looks as if her inhabitants .meant to
stay. When the new Methodist church
is completed we shall have between
ten and fif teen .thousand dollars worth
of church property in our village, and
not one dollars worth of saloon prop
erty. Many of the citizens of this
county who have never visited our
place will undoubtedly be . attracted
here by the Grand Grange Celebration
on the Fourth of July. The Weeping
"Water Brass Band will furnish the
music fcr the occasion. I notice from
your locals with pleasure, the fact that
Reed Brothers intend to make this a
day of, practical' importance to the
place, by displaying their goods and
prices for the special lenefit of- parties
from a distance. . '
This is characteristic of their usual
enterprise. Those who call uion them
can not fail to be suited with their
goods and prices for they buy for
cash and buy where goods can be
bought at the lowest prices. When
they refused to sell goods to Granges,
lower than to farmers who were not
members of-the Granges, it was pro
phecied ;,that r their : immense trade
would soon leave them. But they rec
ognizing , and acting on the principal
that a dealer ought idways to ask . a
profit no larger than is necessary to af
ford him a just renumeration for his
services, 'and that any one pref ering to
sell for less, must either soon break
up, or prove himself a swindler, they
saw, what the 'prophets might have
seen had they had the eyes of prophets,
that their trade must increase. They
inform me that their sales for the first
five months of this year has exceeded
by twenty-five per cent the sales of any
previous year. Many Grangers ' now
admit that they were right, when they
claimed that it would be extremely un
just to make a discrimination in favor
of one class of farmers and against an
other. One price, and that a reasona
ble one, is the motto Reed '. Bros, have
always lived up to. They make a spec
ialty, of selling goods in unbroken pack
ages, and of furnishing goods on orders
to individual parties, clubs or Granges,
at Chicago prices, with freight added.
Is o set of men can desire to send from
home for merchandise, when such lib
eral offers await them at home.
The crops in this ." section look well;
corn is somewhat late, and weedy, but
generally, it is a good stand, and will
make a good crop. Elefer. . j
SUNDAY SCHOOL CONTEN
The State Sunday School Convention
has been postponed by order of Execu
tive Committee, to July,13th, and iCth.
1873., ' :;
' Delegates are urgently invited from
every S. S. in the State.
Arrangements have been made with
Frof. Morse, of the B. & M. JL R. to
carry all delegates for half fare.
. Further particulars will be' given in
our next issue.
Sidney, June 21. About ten o'clock
yesterday morning a negro and a white
man went into the house of Mr. D. O'
Donnell, twelve miles west' Of here,
while there was nobody' in, the house
but Mrs. O'Donnell, and two children,
They robbed the house and each man
shot. Mrs. O'Donnell, one in the . arm,
breaking it, and one in the jaw. She
was brought to Sidney in the evening,
and there is a probability that she will
recover. As soon as the intelligence
of the outrage, was , .received here,
twentv citizens and six cavidry men
started, .in 'pursuit of.the villians,
They were1 Overtaken this' morning at
four o'clock near Potter Station. The
negro was shot dead and the white
man mortally wounded. - ' "
Sudden. Death. Mr. Clark died at
his residence mear the Elkhorn under
peculiar- circumstances It appears
that last Tuesday a Buffalo knat bit
him on tho ear and neck, which he
Ht-nitced and-erysipelas setting in he
died on Friday and .his family were
compelled to bury' him on the -same
evening, owing to the extreme swelling
of the body. Mr. '-, Clark' came' to
Nebraska over twelve years ago, and
has- resided here ever since. - He leaves
a wife and seven children to mourn his
loss. , He was '63 years of ago, when ho
died. Fremont Iferald. ,.L . , , . -
The commencement exercises of the
University took placo this week. , ,.
Frank" Everett, of Burt Co, was
drowned, whilo swimming in Logan
CreekV'bn the "1 5th inst. " . ., .
A Miss Webb of Rulo was poisoned
by the ise of food flavored with peach
leaves Dr. andiLrs.T.nomp3onrMr. ana
Mrs, . Winterbotton and two children
narrowly:; escaped death at the . same
time. Peach leaves and kernels contain
Pfus.sic.aiad aiid should never bo used
for flavoring.; ; '.: ,' , ,; 1 ' ,
- . Lincoln must have been gorged, with
celebrities last week.'' We r clip the fol
lowing "from .one day's, doings,' iri the
Jouhia " ."' .: ;
, Surveyor General E. E. Cunningham
is in the city." ; " T. '" -
; J.' II. Ballard," of- Hastings, has been
in town several days. .. ...
Hon. 'John Brown, of Cass county,
wa3 in the city yesterday.
County Clerk DV IL McKinnon, of
Cass county, was at the State Journal
Hon. J. E. Creamer was in tho city
T. M. Marquett was also' In the city
yesterday. . v ' -: "
Gen. Thayer has accepted an Invita
tion from the citizens of Crete, to de
liver the oration- there' on the 4th of
Webster Eaton, Esq., publisher of
the Kearney City Frtss, favored us
with a' call yesterday." Mr. Eaton is
getting up a neat and readable paper.
Ex-Governor W. H. James and Tlios.
Hyde left Lincoln yesterday morning
at an -early hour, destined for the Re
publican Valley. They went in a top
buggy, to which was attached one horse.
If tliat animal stands the trip some
body's homestead will get jumped un
less "the- owner "is on it, and keeps a
good look out., , .':
The Sutton Times has the following:
General Roberts arrived in Sutton on
Tuesday of last' week, and was sera
naded by the Sutton band in the even
ing, when the General delivered a fine
speech, after which the ' lemonade, etc.,
was called for, produced, all drank, and
went home happy. .
Wc learn that the- General has some
notion of becoming a citizen of Sutton,
and we hope he will.
THE FURNAS TRIAL.
A,, large portion of our paper- this
week is given over to the testimony in
the Furnas libel case.
Unless the verdict has been rendered
before we go to press we shall not oiler
any opinion on- the merits of the ca.ve,
furthermore than to say that no evi
dence has been offered, as yet, to con
nect Gov. Furnas with receiving 'any
part of tho 83,000 fund which was
Tc have received, the address of
Brother Osborne, of Blair, . before the
Grand Lodge of A. F. & A. which
lately met at Nebraska City. It is pub
lished in full in the Prm of that city,
and has been highly spoken of as merit
orious, by many masons. It reads well,
and we remember Osborne well enough
to know that he would deliver it well.
It is too long for publication in full,
we simply extract . one sentence there
from: .i .
"But, my brethren, no argument can
be necessary to convince the intelli
gent and unmased that neither Relig
ion or Frei; ?Iasonry is a failure, simply
because some Christians are lacking in
piety,. or because some Masons fail to
conform to the requirements of. the
Masonic 'law. ' We cannot' with pro
priety ' condemn a great and glorious
institution or a system which strives
to establish peace on earth- and good
will towards man, because of the im
proprieties of some of its members.
Because of the weakness and imper
fections of human-nature, all institu
tion are subject to the same objections
and criticism. To. err is human. The
design of the Masonic institution is to
make its votaries wiser and better men.
and the irregularities .of its members
are but as defects upon the bark, they
reach not the heart; they destroy not
the vitality of the tree.or prevent it
fronv producing the wholesome and
TELEHAKS BOILED IK)YTN,
. . . ' Fridaj'. June 20.
It is rumored that President Grant
will confer the Chief Justiceship on
Ex-attorney Gen. Hoar. .
lion. Ilornce F-ClearR' died last
night ihXew York City of rheumatism
of the heart, in the fifty eighth year of
Mr. John F. Tracy resigned the
Presidency of the Chicago & Northwes
tern Railway yesterday and Mr. Albert
Keeps of Chicago was elected in his
Judge Ingraham in the Supreme
Court granted Pauline Lucca a divorce
from her husband Baron von Rhede on
the ground of a profligate life.
The number of interments to
Nashville, Tenn. of iersons dying from
cholera was eighty-four. ;, ,
.Ex-Police Superintendent John
Kennedy died at his residence in New
- . Saturday June 21.
Michigamme City Marquett Co.
Michigan was destroyed by fire yester
day. Contained 800 inhabitants ; was
a mining town in the iron region. .
- Deaths in Nashville ' from Cholera,
64. In Memphis, IS. - - ';:.
Saturday June 22.
It is rumord that tho Emperor
William is incapacitated for further
duty, and that the Crown Prince
i reuencK w 111am will soon bo pro
. . . 'Tuesday June 24.
Tho trial of young "Walworth for
shooting his father commenced to-day.
The Board of Health of New York
City : are busily ,tt . word., putting the
City., in good samitary condition-4
resist tne' encroacntnents of cholera
NEW YORK, June 23.
Money 45 pr. ct.
Governments Dull and Steady
CHICAGO Jmie 25.
Flour Quiet ..............
Wheat Regular .'
Corn Weak . . . - ..........
Oats Active ..;
Rye Dull ,.
Barley Dull . . . . . . . . ... .', :
Cattle Dull -. -: ... ...
. -. 2932
fi 005 50
4 00g4 60
.:, . HOME MARKETS. ,
Wheat. . . . . - - -'. .'. - : " 85&fX j
Corn ...........-.. f - . 7 ioiy
Bariey and Rj e.'noue in market. .
, Reported by. Cutler Jk White. ;
THE"VICT0R" S.M. CO.'S
; " MTKIW 3EWING MACHINE i
;VJ C T O R"
Ettiiq very Easy, '.
uuua ill) j am, .,.
- - Run very Still,
lias a 2few Shuttle superior to all others, r
; . DEFIES COMPETITION'. ; -
Great Improrcmcut Jft .X" Set Wronj.
Ant Wanted ro.
y intb st., 4 Jtvot west of 1ft aaQw3jr, it.
WOODS & FLEMING,
New Tin-Shop, just Opened!
All orders for making or repairing prompt
Goods Sold Cheap For Cash!!
10-tf. , Weeping Water, Nebraska.
The Howe Sewing Machine
AGENCY, . .
I'LATTSMOUTnV - - - - NEBRASKA.
Canvass! net Agcnta wanted throughout th
State. ArtarcM -
F. P. TODD, General Agent.
I-iF-Machines on exhibition Jit all times at my
Ouice on Main Street. : . 8-6ra
E. T. DUKE & CO.
At tlic foot of Main Street.
Wholesale and Ketall Dealers In
Hardware' and Cutlery,
FORKS, &C, &c.
All kinds of
GO TO THE
Po3t Office Book Store.
n. J. BTUFK'.nT, I'roprlctor.
Books, Stationery, ''
Violin Strings, . .;
. - 'CTVKpnpers, Novel.
Song nook, tit., &.
POST OFFICE BUILDING,
IS THE CHEAPEST!
F. J. HETTEER
Tins a large and good assortment of Farm Ma
chinery. The Marsh Harvester, a Reaper that two mon
can cut ami bum t n - acnta th r tiav, with one
man to drive, ami th binders can work iu the
F. J. METTEER,
Main Street, Comer Gta.
Plattsmotit.h, - - - - Nebraska.
U. T. MATHEWS,
Fourth street, north of riatte Valley riouse.
- Dealer fn '
Hardware and Cutlery,
..-"' . Glass, Locks,
Garden City Pfoux,
' ' - Hay
-Farmin'1 JfacJt iiv-rv,'
Mvt'ormlck's Reaper and 3fjtrer,
liucTi Eye Reaper and Slower, .,
tta, dV;., tc, Ac., d.-c.
: , For the Field.
I. a rrw xprucATioa mattz a
Puro Blooming Complexion.
It u Pnrfly vegetable, and IU operation la
een and folk once. It does mwy with taa
flushed Appesnuico Mmaed by Qtst. Fatign
' and Excitoiiuiat. llealaandremoTesall Blotches
and Pimploa. dUpcIUn dark and nalbUy
epotn. prlrea avay Ian. Frccklaa and 8ua
burn, and fcylUgooUe but powerful Inflsaaos
xaaniloa Uw ntdea cbeek wiU
-TOUnirUL BLOOM 1XD BEltJTT.
"ifiiA by n rv-ctrr' AfA Ficcy Etrroa.-1
mtt i k . mm 11 nm if
. PHILADELPHIA .
SOLOMON & NATB2tf
Fancy Dry Goods, ITotfoss, -
Ladies Furnishing Goods
Stock lntha City
ani Heat aon4
Which we are prrparvd to aell choapor Ua
tnoy can ij purciiasoa uiHowuurouiv u
aua cxaiuitic our gooua.
UT-Store on Malnstroet. between 4th and (HA
streets, riattsinouth Nebraska. itJU.
Don't fall to procure Mrs. Wlnslow's Soothing
Syrui ior Children 'JVethlng.
TtiiM v.Uualilo i)r-raratiu liiu been nd wltb
NKVi:K FAIL! NO HUCCESS IN TllOLb
AND8 OF CASKS.
it not only relieves th rlilld from pain, bnl
lnvicorati-s the stomach and bowel. coiTfK-ta
aridity, and nlves tone and onnry to the whol
fiystfin. It Hill also instantly rt-lieve
C iu pi ? o j x niK Bowels and Wixd Colic!.
W bpl!-ve It tho best and aurest remedy In
the world, in all cascM of Hynomery and Jlar
rhca In t-liildrrn, whelh&r ajii.lns Iroai toethlof
or any ot her cai:m
lcpend upon It. mothers. It Till give re
1?iclief axo Health to Your IsrAJtrt.
Be sure and call for
"Mks. Winslow's Boothino SYRrP."
navlns the fac-slmlle of "CURTIS & rrr
KINS" ou the outside wrapper.
Sold hydruggiiti throughout the world. 1
SPUING TKADE, 1873.
" BROWXTILLK," KBDL "
FURNAS, SONS& FJERRAX&
Furnas and Sons, Brownvllle, Xebrair
ka, and E. Ferrand, Detroit, Mich
igan, have consolidated their
Btocks and will hereaftar
conduct business al
offer the largest and most seleet geo"
erl Nursery 8Lock over offered
inhe "West, consisting in
part as follows:
so.'too Chclco 3 year old A:ple Trec
1,2, 3 and 4 year old JTwr
2. 3. and 4 year old Cherry
1 and 2 year old Teseh Traea.
ritini. Apricot and Neetralae
4,ooo.nof) yo. 1 Honey Irust ITedtre TlftUte.
2.ooo.n:o No. 1 tN.ii.-e lledcc nanw.
5,K(0.ofO Forest Tr;e Scr-.llin;'.
ato.ooo Kvergreeiis. in vnriety.
loo.yoo eacb iilaekin-rrJos, llaspberrlea ul
' ro.ooo each ;oosf-hrn-.es and CniTant.
2o,iwn Perpetual and Climbing lXox.
lo.o-io Flowering Hliruba.
10,X).C00 AYillow CutlincH.
COOLEY'S EAPLY AVHITK, AND AXAJtf
EXTRA EARLY CORN.
... . i Imipfitl
J. Jl. Dllley, of CftM Countr, will ajt as Aratt'
of these nuravriea in this rtion. V. O. addiaaa
Plattsmouth, Cass Co., Neliraska.
IgrCisrresjwndencc solifttcd. fiend for
FIRST- NATIONAL BANK,
OF rLATTSMOCTfl, NEBRASKA,
Tootle, Hanna & Clark. '
JOaX 11. CLARK.
C. IT. Parmklh,
T. W. Kva.s,
This Bank Is now open for hns'noss at thal
new room, eorner Main and Willi sirata, ftai
are prepared to tram act a Kouer&l
. . Bought aod
..Drafts drawn, arallalile in any part of tb
I n led state ;lid in til tho principal towu
and Cities of Europe.
FOR THE CELEBRATED
IJYMAN LI. ME
OF STEAMEHS :
Persons tilshltiR to bring out their friend
from L"uroe can purchase tleheU from u
flronr-h to pl.-ittsnic-wy ....
A Heavy Stock of roods on
No Rents and Interest o Borrowed
Capital to be made off Ltomers.
OLDEST EST A li LI SHE IIOUSJ9
IN THE CITYl
North side e-f MalnT)etwen ?W-Mid Thir
streets, tak.es pk-aouie in annoum0 ,
FARMERS AND MECICS
' nt .
That he has a lair' and well sr "toek of
Drri;vmls, (ironprii's, Jto talon w,,re C-TCT
brought u the City of Platlstuot .
t"2 It v.111 cost you nothbijr t tfiern
ufiHher you buv r not. l:Z '""Insf Ui
prie at tho "liLD ULldMfj ) will I
wlwn ot)tr riTb '?rjfl
vv s -S .
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