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PUBLISHED EVERT THURSDAY AT
i . BEL1EUE CITV, X. T.
A. STRICKLAND &
Terras of Subscription.
Two Dot. t. ah per annum, if paid in advance,
or i aj u not paw witnin me year.
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(or one year. When a club of subscribers
lias been forwarded, additious may be wade
u ii, on uie same terms. ....
Bowen. & Strickland,
ATTORXF.Y8 AT LAW. Real Estate,
City Lota arid Claims bought and sold.
Purchasers will do well to rail at our office
and examine our list of City Lots, &.C. before
purchasing elsewhere. Office in Cook's new
building, corner of Fifth and Main streets.
1-f.t.i l. Bowen, 1 4
i" TTORNKY-A,D COUNSELLOR AT
i LAW, Bellevue, N. T. 1-tf
.; S. A. Strickland, i
A TTOR.NF.V AND COUNSELLOR AT
1. LAW, Belle vue, N. T.
. C. T. Ilolloway,
ATTORN KY AND COUNSELLOR AT
LAW, Bellevne, N. T. 1-tf
, i W. II. Cook,
KNF.RAT. LAND AND REAL F.ST ATR
AGENT, Bellevue City, Nebraska. 1-tf
,!.. B. P. Rinkin,
!A TTORNEY AND: COUNSNLTJOR AT
iV LAW, La PI itte, N. T. 1-tf
A TTORNEY, AND COUNSELLOR AT
JV LAW, Omalia, N. T.J 1-tf
.H 8. "W. Cozzens, '
TTORN r V' AT LAW and General Land
i. AGENT, Omaha eity, N. T. Office in
Henry i Rocit's new Brick Block, Farnham
street. J- - - ' 'no lti-tim.
John W. Pattison,
NOTARY PUBLIC AND REAL ESTATE
' AGENT, Fonlenelle, N. T. 1-tf
' James S. Izard & Co.
r AND AGENTS, Omaha, Douglas County
.1 i .Nebraska 1 em lory.
Dm. Malcomb & Peck,
OMAHA CITY. Office on Harney street,
opposite the Post Uffice. Particular at
tention given to Surgery. 1-tf
P. E. Shannon,
. TEAL ESTATE AGENCY. Cerro
XV. Toat Office, St. Mary, Mills Co., Iowa
i . P. E. Shannon,
COMMISSION k. FORWARDING MER
CHANT, St Mary's Landing Mills Co..
Peter A. Sarpy,
FORWARDING fc COMMISSION MER
CHANT, Bellevne, N. T., Vholesale
Dealer in Indian Goods, Horses. Mules, and
D. J. Sullivan, SI. D.,
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON. Office
Head of Broadway, Council Bluffs, Iowa.
. nov. 13 1-tf.
D. II. Solomon,
ATTORNEY and COUNSELLOR AT
LAW, Glenwood, Mills Co., Iowa, prac
tices in all the Courts of western Iowa and
Nebraska,, and tha Supreme . Court of Iowa.
Land Agency not in the Programme, no 4-tf
T, B. CUMIKO.
JOHN C. TURK,
Cuming & Turk,
jJUornrya at Law and Real Estate Jlgmfs.
'.' ; OMAHA CITY, N. T.,
ILL attend faithfully and promptly to
all business entrusted to them, in the
Territorial or Iowa courts, to the purchase of
lots and lands, entries and pre-emptions, col
Office in the second atr ry of Henry k. Roots
new building, nearly rpioaite the Western
Exchange Ba'ik, Farn'.i.uii street.
Papers In U Territory, CHincil BlufTs Bu
gle and Korkuk Tiinej, ,' copy and
charge Nebrasltiaa office.
OH I' H. SHERMAN.
I ', Snyder to Sherman,
ATTORNEYS and COUNSELLORS AT
LAW, and NOTARIES PUBLIC, Coun
cil Bluffs, Iowa, will practice their profession
in all the Courts of Iowa and Nebraska.
AU collections .entrusted to their carej at
tended t prortiptly. 1 J . t i i . i . i
, .Especial attention given to buying and sell
ing rel estate, and making pre-emptions in
Deeds, Murtages, and other instruments of
writing drawn with dispatch acknowledg
ments taken, fce.. .c.
t f Office west aide of Madison street,
juat above Broadway.
..nov 13 . l-tf.
- Johnson, Casady & Test,
GENERAL LAND AGENTS, ATTOR
r NEY8 AND COUNSELLORS AT LAW,
Council Bluffs, Iowa, will prompUy attend to
Land Agrncies, CoUectlons, Investing Money,
Loratine and Kelline Land warrants, and all
othr business pertaining to their profession,
in Western Iowa and Nebraska. -tt
G. P. Theobald & Co.,
COMMISSION & FORWARDING
No. UO Pine Street, dp Staims,
ST. LOUIS, MO.
Particular attention paid to filline of
orders and to Sale of Produce. no lti-ly.
ANDREW . POPrl.ETON. WII.I.IAM N. BVbKS.
Poppleton & Byers,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW, AND GENE
RAL LAND AGENTS, Omaha city,
Nebraska. Land Warrants bought and sold.
Land Entered on Time. Special attention
given to the selection and entry of Lands for
Settlers, and ait others desiring choice loca
tions. Land Claims. Town lots and all kinds
of Ileal Estate-, bonght and sold and invest
ments made for Distant Dpalers.
C'iT A Competent Surveyor and Draughts
man always in readiness to survey lands, find
and select Lands and Town lots, and draft
City Plats 1-ff
n 10POGRAPHIC AND CIVIL" ENGI
X NEER, Executes Drawing and Painting
oi every style and description. Also, all
business in his line. Office on Gregory street,
St. Mary, Mills county, Iowa. 1-tf
Greene, Weare & Benton,
BANKERS AND LAW AGENTS, Council
Willis. Pptowattamie comity, Iowa.
Greene &. Weare, Cedar Rapids', Iva.
Greene, Weare &. Rice, Fort Des Moines, la.
Collections made ; Taxes paid; and Lands
purcnaseu ana sold, in any part or jowa. l-tr
Charles E. Watson,
CIVIL ENGINEER AND SURVEYOR,
Bcllevue City, Nebraska Territory, uro-
fesses to be " posted" in the lay of the land in
this vicinity, and offcrs his services to such as
may need them, on reasonable terms,
f,. V He will also net as acent, for the nur-
chae or sale or Real Estate, In the Territory,
or Western Iowa. Information furnished upon
application. Declarations fded and pre-emp
tions obtained. . 4-tf
mOPOGRAPHIC ENGINEER, Executes
X Topographic. Fancy and Plain Drawine
of every style and description. Fancy, Orna
mental ami Plain Painting executed to ordnr.
Qrhce at th Bellevne House, Bellevue, N. T.'
RF.rmrNcES t P. A. Sin pv, St. Marv. Iowa:
Judge Gilmort, Bellevue. .. 1-tf
1 OMEXELEE ItVNk OF IiELLEUE.
IS prepared to transact the generrfl business
of Banking, will receive deposits. Discount
short paper, buy Bills of : Exchange, on-all
parts of the Coimtrr, and-'aell on St. l.ouis,
Chicago and New York; make collections' In
the vicinity4 and remit for the same at Current
rates of Exchange. .
(J 5f Interest Allowed on special Deposits.
JOHN WEARE, President.
Titos. II. Benton, V. Pres.
John J. Town, Cashier. 1-tf
Banking Hours From 9 to 12, A. M., and
1 to 3, P.M. ,
NEATLY and expeditiously executed, on
reasonable terms, at this Office!
OP H. VALE.
THE Subscriber having just opened at his
store in Bellevue, a fresh supply of gomls, of
every description, would call the attention of
ptircVinsers, to the fact, that hehasthe largest
and best selected sto?k of Goods, to be found
in Netrt-aska, and that they will find him sup
plied at all times, with
MILLINARY & DRY GOODS,
BOOTS, SHOES.tr.. tc.
All of which has been selected by himself from
the best establishments in the country, and
which he will sell lower for cash, than the
same quality of goods can be purchased at, in
any store in this section nf country.
He has also, a lanre and well selected stock
Of every description, best quality and finish,
and inferior to none in Nebraska.
Thankful for past favors, ha solicits a con
tinuance of public patronage, and hope that
urchasers will rail and examine hit goods,
efore buying elsewhere. H. VALE.
Bellevue, Oct. 2, 180fi. 1-tf
STONE MASON AND
THE Undersigned having eouitnencad tbe
above business In Bellevue, is prepared
to do all work in his line, at the shortest no
tice, in th best manner, and on the aiost rea
sonable terms. WM. WILEY.'
li'J" Four or five good Plasterers, will find
constant employment, and good wages, on ap
plication to the above.
Bellevue, Uct. 3D, Wall. 2-tf
HOUSE CARPENTER AND
A N. BRIGGS, Takes this method of in
iV. forming his friends, and the public
generally, that he is prepared to LUILD AND
FINISH, iu the best manner
Of every description of style and finish, on the
reasonable terms, inanktul for past
solicit a continuance of public
Oct. 30, 18.V3, 2-t(
NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 1857.
m:i.i.i:u i: amlutjsoiexts.
H. T. CLAKE
FORWARDING and COMMISSION
ti l.N Ml AL LAND AND COLLECTING
A I !V T
Dealer in Pine Lumber, Doori, Sash,
j:iour, jseal, Bacon, &c, &c.
QV Direct Goods caro II. T. Clarko.
KKrunr-Ncvs: Gold & Brother and Edward
ncmpstead. Water street, Chicago i .1. W
IIKsknis, MMwaukie. Wis.; R. M. Norton,
Pres. Racine en. Bank, Racine, Wis.; C.
Barrett, River street, Cleveland, O. ; F.-nton
nroiner, v.iiiciiniatl. U. ; J ilihle A. Hay
i.rie, i'a. ; i:. li. Wnglit & Co. Bankers, Erie
Pa.; C. B. Wright, Banker, Philadelphia, pn.;
""""'Ci niiinrmoii . nose, from street, N.
i.( v. j. wiins, water street, N. Y. : R
Hall, rroy.N. Y. ; Mr. Hungei ford, President
naiiK or wcsMield, Weslheld, N. V. ; Hon. S:
Morton, ehrnska City; Gen. P. A. Sarpy,
St. Marv, Iowa ; J. J." Town, Bellevue, Ne.
uraska icrritory. l-tf
WIJOr.KSAT.T.: & RETAIL
STORE IN BELLEVUE.
I would respectfully invite the citizens of
Btllovue and Douglas Co., to examine my
mm wen Hcii'cu'u assorimenr or
DRY GO(US, GKOCER1ES,
DRUGS, ' v MEDICINES,
HATS fc CAPS, DOORS,
SASH, tc, &c.,
And In Tact every variety usually railed for in
the WeHt. I am confident that any one
WIFlllll lO I
to purchase poods will be entirelv
find it will be to their interest to
i . i .mw ... ,. . .
call and examine my large and well selected
assortment of goods.
. L. B. KINNEY.
Bellevue, Oct. 23, ISM. 1-tf
HOUSE CARPENTERS AND
WE would respectfully Inform the inhabi
tants of Bcllevue and vicinity that we are
prepared to ERECT and FINISH
Buildings of all Descriptions,
On the shortest notice, and in the most work
mcnlike manner. Having been engaged in the
business several years, we feol confident in
statuie. that all who favor us with their cus
tom, will be pleased with our work.
C. P. STORRS
Bellevue, Oct 23, 185(1. 1-tf
THE Undersigned beg leave to inform
the Inhabitants of Doiurla county.
that they are prepared, to do all work In
their line of business, in the best manner, and
on tho iuost liberal term?, at their shop in
I"V" H iving had several vears exneriei;ce
at HORSE -SHOEING, in iomn nf toe best
shops tn Eastern Ci'ies, they will be able to
give entire satisfaction, to all who favor them
with their patronage, in this line.
oil AW it ICETON.
Bellevue, Oct. 23, lfj. I -Ore
THE Proprietor of the above Sa
loon, takes treat pleasure in
announcing to the" public, that ho is
now prepared to serve at all hours, and in the
WARM OR COLD MEALS
OYSTERS, COOKED IN EVERY STYLE.
SARDINES, PIGS FEET, .
BOILED F.GGS AND GAME IN REASON.
Together with every thlnsr that ia usually
found in a FIRST CLASS
Having had coimidcrabla e:.perience In ca
tering for the public taste, he Is sure that all
who favor him with a call, will be satisfied.
Bellevne, Oct. 2.1, lMSli. 1-lf
HOUSE CARPENTERS AND
CI1HE undersigned takes pleasure in an
L nonncing to tbe inhabitants of Bellevue
and vicinity, that they are now prepared to
BUILD AND FINISH, in the bust manner,
all styles of
Dwelling Houses, Cottages, &c., &c.,
On the shortest notice, nnd in the most ap
proved style of workmanship. They will be
also happy to do any work in their line of
business, which their friends may stand In
nerd or. MYERS fc H1LLYARD.
Bellevue, O.-t. .10, lK.V.-r2-tf .
Thk undersigned would respectfully an
nounce to the citizens of Bellevue and vicinity,
that he is prepared to do
HOUHK. SIGN AN D
GRAINING, MARBLEING, fcc., in all its
-' PAPER HANGING
Executed in th neatest style.
f Piiints mixed to order, and for sale.
- o-t. 14.1 J. T. WHITE.
WRIGHT, would respectfully 5jfc
inform the Gentlemen of Belle- Pu
vue and vicinity, that b is prepared ' IM
to manufacture, to order, evtry ariety of j
BOOTS AND SHOES, '
Of the best finish and Latest Fashion, lie is
also prepared to make up in th beat manner,
Embroidered and Worked Slippers, which he
will warrant to ploase all who favur him. with
! the cMs'om.
Bc!iwi-, O- r0, H.")(J. C-'f .
Yankt'O C ourtship.
v Ai.trr. rE vtr..
Cottage by tho hillside
Time nigh unto dark,
Dorothy beside (he fire,
Wailing for her spark.
Old man by the chimney
Reading Boston paper;
Old lady near th tulde ,
Making Sal a cape, or
Some other peculiar kind of garment.
Very cold without, nnd
Wind a fchricklng howling)
Owls up In (be orchard,
Out, perhaps, a fowling.
Rap, tap at the kitchen door
Dorothy looks pleasant,
"Jonathan," she wispers sly I
"Rot me if it 't isn't,
Or else some fellow that I don't want to see."
Door is open "Jonathan I
Why, how, how dil yn du V"
'Well, Dorothy, I'm pnity well,
A seein' how It's you."
Old man stops his reading,
Old lady quits the sewing ;
Both remark to Jonathan,
"Well neow how ii'n blowing,
llicre s going to bo some tall weather yet, I
Jonathan is mum ;
Wishes over sundry times
That he was to hum.
Old folks getting sleepy
a 'Gin to nod the head ;
Dorothy Biurseats, that they
Had better go to bed-
Ami a prodigious grin lighteth up Jonathan's
' Old folks snoring soundly, ,
Young folks close together J :
Jonathan. and Dorothy
Talking 'bout the weathef. ,
Jonnthaii is thinking
How to pop the question
lint his heart is thumping so
Can hardly keep his vest on,
And his tongue cloaveth to the roof of his
Dorothy looks slyly
Knows there's soiueihiug coming j
Looks around at Jonathan
He feels much like running.
"Dearest Dorothy," he says,
And his heart beats faster
"Spose that you and I would go
Down to parson Castor,
And get linked in the everlasting bonds of
matrimony, ' '
Years have passed away, and
Down within the valley,
Far away from city,
, Street or dirty alley,
Stands a little cottage,
White a snow in March j
Jonathan and Dorothy '
Kitting on the porch,
And half a dozen whits headed vouucsler
Pittsburg Union. 1
Ir. Kli iur(oitc DiUcot crirs.
The secret of Africa Las ceased to le.
That inyierion quarter of the glulte,
last in civilization for in th 3 iiewror,!iv
of human advancement, as well a in
physical jjeooriiphy, Kgypt Jins tlwnys
boen a part of Asm fortiti!.'d n'aiust for-
tinners l.y its compact form, ita fatal fe
vers, the fabulous savagery of its iuhnhi
tant.s, and more thau all, tho uncertain
terror which is everywhere projected like
a fehadow from tho unknown, has, withiu
a few years paM, lo.it a great part of its
know nothing character. The sources of
the Nile have Leeii almost reached. The
countries to the sor.th of Sahara have lxen
crossed and recrosed by white men.
Steam has vexed a ihou.sund miles of the
wu'.ors of the Niger, and Tribunes lave
been ser.t to within three or four hundred
miles of th geographical center of the
country. North of the Cape of tJood
Hope Lake Ngaini has recently added
something to our knowledge, and its dis
coverer, Dr. J lvingitone, is now astonish
ing the lovers of heroic perseverance and
perfect maps, by his details of a walk of
two thousand miles from St. Paul de Loa-
aiulonl the Atlantic, to Quillimane on the
Dr. Livingstone is nearly forty years
old. His face is fui rowed by hardships
und thirty fevers, and Muck with f tp-umre
to a b'fiing sun. Hi left arm is crush
ed and nearly helpless from the too cor.
dial embrace of an African Lion, and six
lecn years among savages have given him
an African accent and great hesitenry iu
si"ukin!! I'.nHLh. Tttsinsj throu"h all
privations with tho heart or a trim hero,
not as sacrifice, but as victories, ho t each
Od St. Tutil ()o Lonndo, in 'May,' 15)51,
after a foot Journey of a thousand miles
from his mission nmoir' the Ilechuanas.
Ho remained at St. Lonndo until theclo.se
of tho year, when he. set out for tho un
known Lust, in March ho arrived at
uillimano, where he was taken up by
Hritish man-of-war. On the way he tra
ced tho Leoumbyc down to tho Zainbeze,
thus demonstrating tho exisicueo in tho
centre of this unknown hind of a river some
two thousand miles long. 1
This imineuso stream, whoso discoverv
is tho great fruit of tho journey, is in it-
lr ; ! . ii .
sen mi enigma wjtnout parallel. iJut
miiuii iioiuon oi us waierj renin mo sea
count. Like tho Abyssinian Nile, it full
through a basaltic cJefl. near the middle
of its courso, whkh reduces its breadth
from one thousand to twenty yards.-.
Above these falls it spreads out periodi
cally into a great sea, filling hundreds of
lateral channels; below it is a tranijiiil
sit ream of o totally different character.
Its mouths seems to bo closing, the
southeriuost was navigublu' when the
Portuguese first arrived in the country,
three hundred vears ago, bill it has long
sin'-e ceased to )c practicable. Tho Quil
limano mouth lias of Into years been ini
passible even for a canoe, from July to
February, and for two or three hundred
miles un the river navigation is never at
tempted in the dry isenson. And in this
very month of July, when tho lower por
tion of the river, nftcr its April freshets,
has shrunk to a mere driblctt, above tho
falls tho river spreads out like a sea over
hundreds of sfpuare miles. This, with fre
rpient cntnracts, and Uie hostility of the na
tives, would eein to bo an effectual bar to
the high hopes of fat trade and fiWiluistcr
ing in which J'nglish merclmnts and jour
nal are now indulging.
During this unprecedented march, alone
and among savages, la whom a w hite face
was a miracle', Dr. Livingstone, was com
pelled to utrutrgle through indescribable
hardships. ' The hostility of the natives he
conquered by his intimate knowledtro of
1'iai. I . r. . . ... r m I I . .. 1 1 - .1 .
i icn muiuiii-i uiiu ma ueuiiiiniia. lO.1""U0
to which theirs is, related. If waded
rivers and slept in the' sponge ' and ooze
of marshes, being often so drenched as to
be compelled to turn Ins armpit . Into a
watch pocket. Jlis rattle were destroyed
by the terrible tse-ise-fly,' and he .was too
poor to ' purchase a canoe.' Lions, were
numerous, being worshipped by many' of
the trilie ns th receptacles of the depar
ted souls of their chiefs: danrerous.' too.ns
his crushed nrm testified. However., he
thinks the fenf of A frican wild beasts grea
ter in L.nglana than in Africa, Many of
his documents were Jost while crossing j
river in which he camo near loosing his
life also, but he has memoranda of the lat
itudes and 'longitudes of a . multitude of
cities, towns, rivers and mountains, which
will go far to fill up the unknown region
in our atlases. . '
Toward the interior he found tho coun
try more fertile and more populous. The
natives worshipped idols, believed in trans
migrated existence efler death, and per-
tormeu religious ceremonies in groves and
woods. I hey were Jess ferocious and
suspicions than ihe sen-board tribes, bad n
tradition of the delugo, and more settled
governments. . Some of thein practiced
inoculation, and u.-.od niuiune.uiiU nil were
eager for trade, being entirely dupendent
on English calico for clo'.hiug, a siiiall
piece of which would purchase a slave.-
lheir language was sweet auu expressive.
Although their women, on Uie whole, were
not well treated n man Laving ns many
wives as he chose, they were complete uii
ires.'tesof their own houses and gardens
which the husband dared, not enter in bis
fe s absence. They were fonJ of show
and glitter, aiid as 'much as one hundred
aiid fifty d liars has been given for an
Lughsh Rifle. On the arid nlateua of the
interior, water-r.tclons supplied the place
of water for some months of the year, as
ihey do on the plains of Hungary in sum
mer. A ijuaker tribe on the river Canga,
never fight, luner haveconsui.itioi, scrof
ula, hvdrophobia, cholera, siua!l-pox, or
measels. These advantaires, however, arp
counterbalenced by the necessity of assid
uous devotion to trade and raising chidren
to make go.nl their loss from the frequent
inroads pf their lighting neighbors.
1 Jr. Livingstone discoveries, in their
character aud their commercial value,
have been declared by Sir Koderic Mur'
chisou to be supej ior to any, rince the dw
covery of the Cape of Good Hope ly V.
co de Gama. lint greater than any com
mercinl value i tho lessou wbich teath-
that all obsUclus yiel u a rosolutu mn
ff-W Why is n li pior tuvrn a mn
dictii n in terms ? Uec.iuse it is to .
ronvn.ience. , . ( '
R-B Tho receijys of the ratent Oflice
h. t year were Hb-5,000.
It is very hard to know what to behove
in the news from Nicaragua. Walkers
enemies hold the keys of tho outlet from
Nicaragua, hud almost all thJ hews wa
receive is filtered through thir modium
It seems certain, however, that Walker n
as confident as ever, and probably strong,
er than ever iu respect of men. v
One writer says that he lias ,'SO0 men
fit Tor scrviir." nnd adds, "The health of
the nrmy was never better than sit th4
present time (it being now the healthiest
nurtion of the year in Nicaragua);, for tho
last month there have been vwy few new
cases of disease, and, most of tho deaths'
that have occurred have been of proni
that were lakon sick during the aiig ifi
Granada, or tliose that became very much
debilitated from . exjwsure and .want, of
noui islunent during tho camnail of No.'
voruber nnd the first part of Dccembef1.
1H.W. .Since that time the ' troorw Lars)
been well provided wiiU iiiitahle clothing
and food. General Ilenninusen. having
hod tho command of the army, has iept
tho dilferent battaUions 'in constanf! rrto
tion, marching from one placa td another1,
thereby preventing the bad effects i that
sro ujn to arise from having a large body
of men huddled together far a number of
days in one town. General Walker baa
collected enough provision. "I live-stock'.
jerked beef, bacon, corn bread, flour.
beans, plantains, etc., in Ilivaa to feed
his army at least two months, if, it shoufd
bo ihe object of the enemy to besiere him.
lie is well provideJ wjlh clothing for the
present. The only ninunition he' it ahAt
of is shell for his mortars. Grap,i chn
nister, round shot, Minnie rifle, and musr
ket cartridge he 1ms jn abundance (hat
is to nay, to serve for about two months
hard fighting. Hi has sixteen pieces of
artillery at Kivas, arid two small pieces en
tho schooner at Juan del Sur. Rivas is
beautifully barricaded and intrenched;
there is not one plaoat wherj;the enemy
can attack it, wkhin jqusket, shot, unless
Uiey come )h plaia , open field and. fac
the. barricades,! behind , which, GeneraJ
Walkers men can keep up,au, incessanf
mo wouj, . wiifl, niuery . ana vnjuKetrj'
Tie poperol lias hip, artillery so. aituated
that, Hi commands, every portion, of ..thf
town that can be attacked. So that ii withe
in two mouths he can get reinforcetnenp
from the, States, of men, , ammunition
ckrtlung, etc., I think b chances, are pery
goou, ior now is me ume a sirue.
The Evening Post, discussinr tho dutr
of Congress in relation to the Trons-Atlantic
Tefegraph, makes; ihe following
calculations respecting its prospectivt profr
ii. : ' "'.'.'
,. Tho comnaay assinna the work to cost
all complete, SI ,700,000, It is calculated
jjy Uie. company, wa , believe,, that , fhey
can communicate about J flUU uispalchee
of ten words a day on a sJngle wire;j pr
with 'seven. wires, which'' we understand
is the number to be insulated In the !cable
nowconsfructing for thep..,..,l?,0p0 der
patches per tlay. . We have reason, to be
lieve this is aii over-statement of tbe . wor
king capacities o( a . line of that length. '
. From experiments made at Lothbury io
England, recently by a Mr. Clark, udoq
I,fi(jO miles of the suhterraoean wire, (the
cable tp be used for the transatlantic i tel.
graph will' be 2.000 miles vy Jeri?tb.) t
was argued by a distinguished English
engineer, Only the 'other day, tho tj signals .
nport tho line which was about to be laid
down ljetween Ireland and America would
require about two and a half seconds to
arrive at their destination, and that, after
each igual, another four and a half sec
onds must eln'pse betore theliai w-as free
to recer-e another eclectric Svave. 'Each
word of average length would thus 'occu
py about a minute, and each dispatch' of
twenty words would,' vi(h the necessary
signals, and' unavoidable repetitions,
require about half an Itour, thus making
the limit or possibility about fifty messa
ges in twenty-four hours.' No ooe aeeds
to be told that the limit to tho number of
messages which will be offered td a sin
gle cable must be its capacities for trans
mission.' ' I i ' '' '
"'Asiurnirig. 'then the latter rather (ban
other estimate, to be the true Usis of cal
culation, and multiplying tho fifty messa
ges rierday by the number of vlrea we
should have 350 messages" of ' 20 words
per day. The rate of charge' which ' has
been fixed upon, subject, of course, to con
tingencies, is 31 per word, 'or t7,00d per
day, whKh is equivalent ; 2.05,000,
which is very nvara mithon dollars
more than the whole work will 'tost,' if the
confident expectations f the company are
realise!. With every allowance for1 or
dinary contingencies and riusualities thn
income from Bixh a cable would be enor
mous, and there' neither is,' nor can V
any propriety in subjecting the " jrovern
meut to any ruk whatever in constructing
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