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l'L'UHSULU KVIHV T11UHSDAY AT
BELLEYI'E CITY, X. T.
S. A. STRICKLAND & CO.
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Bowen & Strickland,
j TTORNKY8 AT I,AW. Real Kstnle,
'JTXiCity Lots and Claims bought and sold.
Purchasers will do well to call ut our otlicc
and examine our list of City Lots, &c, before
purchasing elsewhere. . Oitice in Cook's new
building, corner of Fifth and Main streets.
L. Ij. Bowen,
ATTORN F.Y AND COUNSELLOR AT
LAW, BeUevue, Jf. T. 1-tf
S. A. Strickland,
ATTORN KY AND COUNSELLOR AT
LAW, llellevue, N. T. 1-tf
C. T. Ilolloway,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT
LAW, Uellevue, N. T. 1-tf
W. H. Cook,
EN ERAL LAND AND REAL ESTATE
V AGENT, Uellevue City, Nebraska. 1-tf
B. P. Rankin,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSNLLOU AT
LAW, La PI itte, N. T. 1-tf
,4 TTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT
-J,-. LAW, Omaha, N, T. 1-tf
John W. Pattiaon,
TOTARY PUBLIC AND REAL ESTATE
1 AUHNT, Fontemllo, N. T. 1-tf
James S. Izard & Co.
LAND AGENTS, Omaha, Douglag County,
Nebraska Territory.., ., 1-tf
Drs. Malcomb & Peck,
OMAHA CITY. Office on Harney street,
opposite the Post Office. Particular at
tention eiven to Surgery. 1-tf
P. E. Shannon,
REAL ESTATE AGENCY, Ccrro Gordo
Post Office, St. Mary, Mills Co., Iowa. 2
F. E. Shannon,
COMMISSION & FORWARDING MER
CHANT, St. Mary's Landing Mills Co.
. : Peter A. Sarpy,
T70RWARDING &. COMMISSION MER
J; CHANT, BeUevue, N. T., Wholesale
Dealer in Indian Goods, Horses, Mules, and
Cattle. - 1-tf
D. J. Sullivan, M. D., ,
THYSICIAN and SURGEON. Office
X Head of Broadway, Com.cil Bluffs, Iowa
. nov. 13 , 1-tf.
, D. II. Solomon,
A TTORNEY and COUNSELLOR AT
2- LAW. Glcnwood, Mills Co., Iowa, prac
tices in all the Courts of western Iowa and
Nebraska, and the Supreme Court of Iowa.
Land Agency not in the Programme, no 4-tf
T. B. CUMINO. JOHtf C. TURK
Cuming & Turk,
Monieya at Law ami Real Eslalr. lgrnt$,
OMAHA CITY, N. T.,
WILL attend faithfully and promptly to
all business entrusted to Ilium, in the
Territorial or Iowa courts, to the purchase of
lota and lauds, entries and pre-emptions, coi
Office in the second story of Henry it Roots
nevr building, nearly opposite the Western
Excliainrt Bank. Fa rnh.ua street.
i, Papers in the Territory, Connril Bluffs Bn
lo. and Keokuk , Times, please copy aud
chaTge INrhraskiftn otlire.
r.to. SNyrn.. joiik ii. siierman
1 Snyder & Sherman,
; 4 TTORNEYS and COUNSELLORS AT
t. LAW. and NOTARIES PUBLIC, Conn
"rlt Bluffs, fowa, will practice their profession
in at! the Courts of Iowa anil INehrask.
AH collections entrusted to their care, at
tended to promptly.
Especial attention given to buying and sell
Inn real estate, and making pre-emptions in
Deeds, Mortages, and other instruments of
writing drawn witti uispatcuj acknowioiig
mentt taken. &c kc.
I?" Offics west Biiia of Mduiion street
just above Broadway,
nov 13 1-tf.
Johnson, Casady & Test,
GENERAL LAND AGENTS, ATTOR
J NEYS AND COUNSELLORS AT LAW
rotiucil lil u lis, Iowa, will promptly attend to
i.and Airencies. Collections, Investing Money,
Jct iwit and Selling Land Warrants, and all
other business pertaining to (heir profession,
iu Western Iowa and NcbiaeVa. 1-tf
NEATLY and expeditiously executed, on
rsaaoualdc terms, at this Oliice.
vi r r.i:sAi ,i s,-. uv:iu
STORE IN BELLEVUE.
WF. would respectfully invite the citizens
of Uellevue, ami Douglas Co., to examine our
laree anil well selected assortment of
DRY (i(it)DS. IJINKT.KIKS.
CHOCKI'.KV, II Alt I )V All I'.,
h at & cats, dooks,
SASH, ic. &.C..
And In fart every variety nimillv cnlleil fur in
tlie West. We aro confident that any one
wuliinj; to purchase pirnls will he entirely
sati.sfieil, ami find it will he to their interest to
call and evimine our larire and well selected
assortment of poods.
SAKI'Y Si. kl.N.Ma.
llellevue, Oe), 23, S.li. l-(f
op n. VALE.
THE Subscriber having just opened at his
store in llellevue, a frcah supply of goods, of
every description, would call the attention of
purchasers, to the fact, that he has the largest
and best selected stock of (Joods, to be fonud
in Nebraska, and that they will tiud him sup-
lieil at nil times, wuli
MILLINARY DRY GOODS,
ROOTS, SHOES, Jtc.&c.
All of which has been selected by himself from
the best establisliments in the country, and
which he will sell lower for cash, than the
same quality of goods can he purchased at, in
any store in this section of country.
He has alno, a large and well selected stock
Of every description, best quality and finish,
and inferior to none in Nebraska.
Thankful for past favors, lie solicits a con
tinuance of public patronage, and bnpos that
purchasers will call and examine pis goons,
before buying elsewhere. H. VALE.
BeUevue, Oct. 23, l;ti. 1-U
NEW ARRIVALS AT THE
THE Subscriber respectfully invites the at
tention of purchasers, to his large aud splendid
stock of Goods, consisting of
DRY GOODS, UltOl 1-ltlt.S,
PATENT MEDICINES, &c, Jtc,
All of which he warrants of the best descrip
tion, and bought expressly for this market.
He has also a well selected stock or
Made after tlie LATEST FASHIONS, of the
BEST MATERIALS, and by EXPERI
ENCED WORKMEN, all of which ho sell
CHEAP FOR CASH.
BeUevue, Oct. 23, IRjiI. 1-tf
Boot cfc3 Snoc
I !H. JSAIllAi, wouki respeririiuy r-
-V . I . . . T , . . f 1 I
J . inform the inhabitants of llellevue
and vicinity, that he has commenced
BOOTS AND SHOES,
Of all descriptions, from the finest finish to
the conrest make. Employing tmne but the
best workman, he will be able to warrant all
work done at his establishment.
f.V The highest rash price paid, in trade,
for all descriptions of RAW IIIDI.S
BeUevue, Oct. 3d, JSoti. -j-tr
HOUSE CARPENTER AND
AN. BUIGGS, Takes this method of in
. forniins his friends, and the publii
generally, that he is prepared to BUILD AND
FINISH, in the nest manner
Of every description of st)le and finish, on the
most reasonable terms. jnaiiKiui ror pasi
favors, lie solicits a continuance of public
BeUevue, Oct. 3(1, 1 $:. 2-tf
STONE MASON AND
flHE Undersigned having commenced the
X above business in Uellevue, is prepared
to do all work in his line, at the shortest no
tice, iu the best manner, and on the most rea
soiiai de terms. WM. WILEY.
(JV" ynt or fiVP K''l Plasterers, will find
constant employment, aim goo.i wage, on up-
plication to trie a hove.
llellevue, Oct. 30, 1K.VI. 2-tf
I CAME TO STAY.
The undersigned would respectfully an
nounce (o th citizens of IUUkvuu aud vicinity,
that he is picpared to do
1 IOITHU. SKIN AND
GRAINING, MARHI.EING, .c, iu all its
Execute.1 in the neatest style.
(I V" I'jiiits UiiX 'd to order, and for sale,
uct. II, ) J T Wltl I E.
N Kill? ASK A. THURSDAY, JANUARY L, 1857
Charles E. Watson,
CI I VII. ENGINEER AND SURVEYOR,
J llellevue City, Nebraska Territory. Pro
fesses to bo " posted'' In tlie lay of Ihe'land in
this vicinity, and oilers bis services to such as
may need them, on reasonable terms.
1.7 He will nlni nel as agent, for Ihe pur
h ise or wale of Real Estate, in the Territory.
or Western Iowa. Information furnished upon
application. Declarations tiled and pre-emptions
rpoPOGRAPIIIC ENGINEER, INeoirtes
J. Topographic, Fancy and Plain Drawing
of every style and description. Fancy, Orna
mental ami rlain Tainting executeii to order.
Office at the llellevue House, Tlellevne, N. T
ItKt-KiiF.NrKs : P. A. Sarpy. St. Mary, lowat
Judge Giimore, Itellevue. ' ' 1-tf
FS prepared to transact the general business
of Hanking, will receive deposits. Discount
short paper, buy Bills of Exchange, on all
parts or tlie Country, and sell on St. Louis,
lncago ami New oiks make collections in
the vicinity' and remit for the same at Current
rates of Exchange.
XT Interest allowed on special Deposits.
JOHN WE ARE, President.
Tnos. H. Benton, V. Pres.
John J. Town, Cashier. 1-lf
Hanking Hours From 9 fo 12, A. M. and
1 to .1, P. M.
II. T. Clarke,
TTIORWARDIXG & COMMISSION MER
L CII NT, BeUevue. Nebraska. Dealer
in PINE LUM HER, SHINGLES, LATH, Ac.
Kf.pkkf.ncf.si Gold Ic Brother and Edwsrd
Hempstead, Water street. Chicago i J. W.
Haskins, Milwaukie, Wis.; R. M. Norton,
I'res. Racine co. Bank, Racine, Wis.; C.
Barrett. River street, Cleveland, O. Fenton
At Brother, Cincinnati, (). ( Tibbie & Hays,
Erie, Pa. ; C. B. Wright & Co. Bankers, Erie
Pa.; C. B. Wriglit, Banker, Philadelphia, Pa.;
Darling, Albertson Sr. Rose, Front street, N.
Y. W. J. Willis, Water street, N. Y. s R.
Hall, Troy, N. Y. ; Mr. Hnngeiford, PieHidunt
Bank of Westliebl, Westfield. N. Y. s Hon. S.
Morton, Nebraska City. 1-tf
A VAT.TJAlUiK OIjAIM
The undersigned offers for sale his claim of
UiO acres, situated four miles West of BeUevue,
in Township 13, Range 13.
I ins Haim is well situated, has aeveral
FINE SPRINGS, a
Never Failing Stream of Water,
About EIGHT ACRES OF FINE TIMBER,
Four acres of land broke, and A good LOG
CA BIN on tlie place. Title undisputed. . Pos
session given Immediately.
D. A. LOGAN.
BeUevue, Oct. 23, 1S5I. 1-tf
HOUSE CARPENTERS AND
WE would respectfully inform the inhabi
tants or uellevue ami vicinity that we arc
prepared to ERECT and FINISH
Buildings of all Descriptions,
On the shortest notice, and in the most work
menlike manner. Having been engaged in the
business several vears. we feel confident in
stating, that all who favor us with their cus
tom, will be pleased with our work.
W EST & STORKS.
Bellevue, Oct 23, lS.'jtl. 1-tf
THE Undersigned beg leave to inform
(he Inhabitants of Douglas count v,(( If
that they are prepared, to do all work in
their line of business, in the best manner, and
on the most liberal tcr.ns, at their shop in
tf Having had aeveial years experience
at HORSE-SHOEING, in some of tilt best
shops in Eastern Cities, they will be able to
give ci.Hre satisfaction, to aH who favor them
with their patronage, in tins line.
MlAW & ICETON.
BeUevue, Oct. 23, 1-rlm
rriHE Proprietor of the above 8a
JL loon, takes great pleasure iu
.iimo'incin!r to the public, that lie is
now prepared to serve at all hours, and in the
WARM OR COLD MEALS.
OYSTERS, COOKED IN EVERY STYLE.
SARDINES. PIGS FEET,
ROILED EGGS AND (SAME IN REASON,
Together wi'h every thing that is usually
found in a K1KSI CLANS
Having had considerable experience io ca
t-ring for the public taste, lie Is sure that all
wno favor lum witn a can, win ne satisneo:.
Bellevue, Oct. 23, is.xi.i-tf
HOUSE C A R P E N T E R S AN D
rlillh undersigne.l takes pleasure in an
X no'inring to the inhabitants of Bellsvue
and vicinity, that they are iiow prepared to
IH ll.U A K IJ m.m mi, in trie iest maimer
all styles of
Dwelling Houses, Cottages, &c, &c
On the shortest notice, and In the most ap
proved style or workmanship. Tuey wiii be
also happy to do any work In their lino of
business, which their friends may s'snd in
need of. MYERS & HILLYARD.
BeUevue, Oct. 30, ISM. J-tf
Ho! Por Fresh Water.
THE undersigned respectfully informs the
inhabitant of Bellevae and the surrounding
LO'U.try. that he is prepared to dig and finish,
WELLS AND CISTERNS,
At the shortest notice, and o i ihe most rea
sonable terms. D. A. LOGAN.
Bellevue, Ott. 23, 1S.".d. 1-tf
The Itluhlrii'ii llcanliillon.
Oh I I'll tell you of a fellow,
Of a fellow I have seen,
Who Is neither white or yellow,
But is altogether green I
Then his name it isn't charming,
For it's otdy common Bill ''
And lie wishes me to wed him,
Hut I hardly think I will,
He has told inc of a cottage,
Of a cottage 'lining the trees,
And don't you think the gawkey
Tumbled on his knees?
While the tears the fellow wasted
Where enough to turn a mill,
And he begged me to accept him,
But I hardly think I will.
Oh, he whispered of devotion,
Of devotion pure and deep,
But It seemed so very silly
That I nearly fell asleep,
And he thinks it would he pleasant
As we journey down the hill,
To go hand in hand together,
But I hardly think 1 will.
He was here last night to see me,
And he made so long a stay,
1 began to think the blockhead
Never meant to go away.
At the first I learned to hate him,
And I know I hate him still,
Yet he urges me to have him,
But I hardly think I will.
I am sure I wouldn't choose him,
But the very deuce is in it
And he says if I refuse him
That he could not live a minute ;
And you know the blessed Bible,
Plainly say s " wo must not kill'
So I've thought the matter over,
And I rather think, I will.
During; the month of January, 1S50,
while stopping' nt the Suiter House in
Sacramento city, California, I atxiih'ntally
ovrrncaru a conversation between two
jrenUemen, one of whom was from New
York City and hnd been in ihe country
nearly a year, and the other had just
The new coiner waa lamenting his con
dition, and his folly in leaving an abun
dance at home and especially two beauti
ful daughters, who were just budding into
womanhood when ho asked tlie New
Yorker if he had a family.
' Yes sir, I have a wife and six children
in New York, and I never saw one of
them," was the answer.
After this reply the couple snt n few
moments in silence ; then the interrogator
aain commenced :
" Was you ever blind, sir j"
" Did yon marry a widow, sir ?"
" No, sir."
Another lapse of silence.
" Did I understand you to say, sir, that
you had a wife and six children living in
New York, and never saw one of them."
" Yes, sir I so stated."
Another and a longer pause of silence.
Then the interrogator again inquired:
" How can it bo sir, that you never saw
one of them V
" Why." was the response, " one of
them wn. bom after I left."
Oh ! ah ! and a general laugh followed.
and after that the New Yorker was espe
cially distinguished as the man who had
six children and never saw one of them.
A DueoTfUL Stobv. A man up in
New Hampshire went out gunning one
day this spring foe saw a flock of pigeons
sitting on a limb of an old pine, so he
dropped a ball into his gun and fired.
The ball split (lie limb, which closed up
and caught the toes of all the birds in it.
He saw that he had got them all. So he
fastened two balls together and fired; cut
tlie limb ofl", which fell into tho river ; he
then wadod in and brought it hnr. On
counting them there were three hundred
pigeons, and in his boots wero two bar.
rels of shad !
'I say, neighbor ITide, what ore you
fencing that pasture for? forty acres of
it would Marve a cow. "Right," re -
p'.iid I lodge, '1111 fencing it up to keep
the cow out.'
Wo remember of hearing slory of a
fellow who roused n venerable) doctor
about 12 o'clock ono winter's night, and
on coming in tlie door coolly inquired :
'Have you lost a knife, Mr. HrownT
'No,' growled the victim.
'Well, never mind,' snid the wag, 'I
thought I'd just call and inquire, for 1
found ono yesterday.'
We thought that ruiher ce., but the
following story of Neil Mi Kiunon, a Now
York wag, surpasses in impudence any
thing within recollection. Head and judge
for yourself, gentle reader.
When the cifbrntcd "Copenhagen
Jackson" wns llrilish Minister in this
country, ho resided in New York, and
occupied a house in Uroudway. Neil,
ono night, at a late hour, in company with
a bevy of rough riders, while passing tho
house, noticed it was brilliantly illumina
ted, and that several carriages wero wait
ing at the door.
'Holloa!' said our wag, 'what's going
on at Jackson's ?'
One of the company remarked thnt
Jackson had a pnrty that evening.
'What !' exclaimed Neil, 'Jackson have
a party, and 1 not invited ? I must sec to
So stepping tip to the door he gave a
ring which soon brought the servant to
'I want to see the British Minister,'
'You must call soino other time,' said
the servant, 'for ho is now engaged at a
game of whist, and must not be disturbed.
'Don't talk to me that way,' said Mc
Kinnon, 'but go directly and tell tho Brit
ish Minister that I must sec him inline
d lately on special business.'
The servant obeyed, and delivered hii
messairo in so impressive a style as to
bi in: Mr. Jackson to tlie door forthwith.
'Well,' said Mr. Jackson, 'what can bo
your business with me thin time of night
which is so very urgent?'
. 'Are you Mr. Jackson ?' asked Neil.
'Yes, sir, I am Mr. Jackson.'
'The BrrtiBh-SIhiistcr V
'Yes, sir.' .
'You have a party here to-night, 1 cr
ceivc, Mr. Jackson?'
Yes, sir, I have a party.'
A largo party, I presume ?'
Yes, sir, a large party.'
Flaying cards, I understand ?'
'Yes, sir, playing cards.'
'O, well,' said Neil, 'as I was passing,
I merely called to inquire what t trumpt '
A California Joke.
A California paper tells the following
of Lieutenant Derby," John Phrrnix, the
One evening at the theatre, rhcuiix ob
served a man sett'g three scats in front,
whom he thought he knew; ho then re
quested the person sitting uext to him "to
punch the other individual with his cane."
Tlie polite stranger did so, and the dis
turlied person turning his head a little,
he discovered his mistake that he was
not the person he took him for. Fixing
his attention steadfastly on the play, and
affect ins unconsciousness of the whole af
fair, he left tlie man with the cane to set
tie with tho other for tho disturbance, who
being wholly without an excuse, there
was, of course, a ludicrous and embar
rassing scene during all of which Phoe
nix was profoundly interested in tlie play
At last the man with the cane asked
rather indignantly, 'Didn't you tell me to
punch that person viih my stick Y
'And what did you want?'
'I wanted to see whether you was fool
enough to punch him or not.'
A provincial paper stales that a gentle
man in Devonshire lias invented what he
calls a snuil" pistol ; it has two barrel, and
being applied to the nose, and touching a
' spring underneath with the forefinger, both
' nostrils are instantly filled, and a sufficient
quantity di ivcu up tho head to last the
Tho Very I.nst.
Why is the speech a Jew would make
when paying a bill, like two characters iu ,
ono of Slmkspeare's favorite plays I
Jlocauso ho would say, 'cash I owe'
(Cussiu), 'and dcre's de mouey' (Desdo-
You aro rather a crooked character,
Mr. Jones." ', . i
IUihcr, sir; but not quite so crooked
as n tree I once know. It waa the tallest
butternut I ever rniw. Standing close to.
ono day in a thunder storm, I taw a
squirrel on one of its topmost branches.
The lightning struck tho same branch
nlxuit three feet above him and tho squir
rel startod. The lightning had to follow :
the grain, of course, and the squirrel went
strait down. So crooked was that trco,
sir, that tho squirrel by my watch, got to
the bottom precisely three minutes before
the lightning." ' :
That's a lio !" exclaimed a bystander..
A lio ! truo as any story ever was.
1 aflorwards saw that trco cut down and
made into rails for a hog pasture. The
hogs crawled through twenty limes a day
ami so crooked were them rails that every
timo tho hogs got out. they found them
selves back in tho pasture again f ( ()
When Deacon P. got into a bad posi
tion, ho was very expert in crawling out
of it. Though too quick tempered, ho
was ono of the best deacons in tho world.
He would not, in a sober moment, utter
an oath, or anything lilca ono,' for hia
weight in cider. ' ' ' ' 1 p
At the close of a rainy day, he was
milking upon a knoll in his barn yard, on
one side of which was a dirty slough, and
on the other was an old buck, that in con
sideration of his usually quiet disposition,
was allowed to run with the eows.' - Tho
deacon was piously humming 01d Hun
dred,' and had just finished the line end
ing' with 'exalted nign, wnen the ram
obeying a sudden impulse to be aggress
ive, gave him a blow from behind that
sent him up a short distance, only to fall
directly into tho slough, where the dirty
water was deep enough to give him a
thorough immersing. ' ' --i '
As he crawled out, and before he rose
from his hands and knees, he looked over
his shoulder at the ram. add then vocifer
ated , i . :: j .i
You devilish old cuss f but on looking
round and seeing one of his neighbors at
the bars looking at him, he added in the
same breath "if I may be allowed tho
expression P , . . . ;
r- , , . j . ,
One must be easy in his mind to go to
sleep quietly ; but what must have been
the feelings of the stranger who was sent
up stairs in a western hotel to sleep witfj
a backwoodsman, w lio gave him tlm weU
Wa'ul, stranger, I've no objection to
your sleeping with me, none in, the least;
but it seems to mo the bed's rather nar
row for you to sleep . comfortable, con
sideriu'. how I dream. You see. I am an
old trapper, and generally dream of hoot
ing and scalping Injuns. . Where I stop
ped night afore last, they charged me five
dollars extra 'cause I happened to whittle
up the head-board with my knife while I
was dreaming. But you caa come to bed,
if you like. I feel kinder peaceable to
night.' ' " ' ' '
Sw-eet are tho uses of adversity, says
Sluikspeare ; but the following colloquy
don't make the proposition good :
Ah, Sam, so you are in trouhle,'ehr
'Yes, Jem, yes ; I am.
Well, well, never miuJ ; cheer up,
man cheer up ! Adversity tries us, and
shows up our better qualities
All. but adversity didn't try me j it
was a country judge, aud he showed up
my worst nuuUco.
Dow, Jr., iu allusion to the exclusion of
many would-be church goers from the
sanctuary, by reason of high peif rents
in our fashionable churches remarks
'The reason why a majority of you go U
lkdrebub is because you can't afford to ge
to J leaven at the present exorbitant prioee f
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