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8. A. 8TEICKLAND & CO.,
B. B. M'BWBIT, BDITOR.
DELLEVUE, N. T.
THURSDAY, JULY 23, 1857.
TO DtLEOATC TO COWOBESS,
TREMENDOU8 FIZZLE lit
FERGUSON TRIUMPHANT I
C UMMIXoTtfS UL TED!
Hanscom & Sesly Tailing on each other!
Toe Country Safe!
Sometlne on last Saturday night, fla-
ming posters were stuck up all over the
City of Omaha, calling upon the good peo
, pie of that city, to meet in Convention, on
Monday, at 2 o'clock, P. M., for the pur
poae of selecting a candidate on whom the
Slait of Omaha could concentrate their
votea and beinc informed of thia fact
early in the day, we aent our invisible
reporter to the ground, in order to give ua
a correct outline of the proceedings, and
for the benefit of the public, we give a
abort aynopsis i
At the lime appointed for the meeting,
a large concourse of people was seen
- wending their way towards Seeley's old
office and after a short time, a man by
the name of Saylor, was called to the
chair. lie stated that he was not aware
of the object of the meeting, and called
1 upon any one present, who was acquaint
ed with the programme, to rise and state
what the object was for which they had
convened together on such a warm day.
No one responding, some person moved
an adjournment, and in an incredible
short space of time, they had all mizzled I
Thus ended this tremendous affair no
one was willing to father the call, or take
the responsibility. The Omaha Jtooras
kian folks swore that they didn't print the
bills and the Timts folks retorted that
they were innocent of any participation
in. the matter and ashamed of them
elves, they slunk away to their homes.
Ou the same evening it was given out
that Hon. FstcMta Fiaousoir, would ad
drew the people in front of the Pioneer
Block, and at the appointed time a large
number of the citizens assembled together.
At this juncture of affairs, that beautiful
trio of consistency and virtue, Messrs.
Pop, Ilanscom & Seely, made an extra
ordinary move. Ilanscom was appoint'
ed Chairman, and immediately a motion
was made to adjourn. Ilanscom declar
ed the motion carried and forthwith ad
journed the meeting. But it seems that
even in Omaha there are quite a large
number of honest men, who had come
out for the purpose of bearing what the
Judge had to say enquirers after the
truth and they refused to leave the
(round ; so, this grand ruanauvre of Pop's
failed. Judge Ferguson not having ar
rived, Gov. Cumming was colled upon?
and having commenced speaking, he dis
covered the Judge coming, and like a
gentleman, gave way staling that the
meeting bad been called for the purpose
of hearing the views of the Judge, be
cordially invited him to the stand.
The Judge having gained the attention
of the crowJ, proceeded to define his posi
lion by taking up the platform which was
adopted by the Beltevue Convention, read
ing each resolution, separately, he com
mented upon them, and disclaiming all
sectionalism of every kind and uature, he
planted himself firmly upon the platform,
and appealed to the honest men of the
Territory, to sustain him in the position
he had taken. lie made an eloquent and
telling speech, and was frequently cheered
by the audience and the factious clique
who were present had the good cense to
remain in respectful silence.
After the Judge had finished, conside
rable confusion ensued. Cumming was
jailed upon, and scarcely had he com
tnenced when Pop, Pop, Pop, was heard
all over the crowd Cumming gave way,
tod Poppleion mounted the rostrum, and
instead of answering the calrp,dispassionate
arguments advarced by Judge Ferguson,
he pitched into Jim Mitchell, (as he calls
him) on "general prtHtipl&riu a low, per
sonal and vulgar tirade of abuse, for which
be w eminently qualified and closed
in the following eloquent strain:
-,'1 hav othmg against JiMge Fr-rgu-
. a I
ed him, but now he is sustained by the
leprous hand of Jim Mitchell Mitchell is
a rascal a scoundrel I fixed the price
upon his head, and I paid for him!!" Here
hia feelings overcome him he was "rideu
on a storm" his gun vmt efftnd be
sunk eihausted upon the stand.
Cumming was again called for, and
arose, but scarcely had be begun before
the crowd called for Ilanscom and up
jumped Ilanscom. in front of Gov. Cum
ming, and delivered himself of some big
thoughts, which, like Christian's bundle,
in Pilgrim's Progress, was weighing
heavily upon him. lie told how Secley
and him did things, and how easily votes
could be bought upon " general princi
ples." When he bad exhausted bis fund,
Cumming was again called for, but See
ley was "bilen" over, and would speak,
lie confirmed what Ilanscom said, and
made further revelations in regard to the
manner in which ho and Ilanscom did
By this time it was getting late, but the
people were still anxious to hear what
Cumming had to say, and called for him
loudly. Notwithstanding the Gov. had
been insulted at three different times by
tho beautiful trio and their pimps, he told
them a thing or two, in which there was
more (ruth than poetry. He called them
a set of rascals and scoundrels ; said that
if it had not been for him, the Capitol
would have been located somewhere else ;
that he had been charged with tampering
with the Irish voters, and that on the day
of election, he would bo d d if he
would not show them where the Irish
would throw their votes. He was cheer-
ed by the populace. The meeting ad-
ourned, and the " Country is safe."
In conclusion we only say in the lan
guage of a certain Dutchman, " Py torn,
ve never seed zich beeples as dese Oma
ha beeples." Bird B. Chapman did all
one man could do for Omaha he heaped
his Congressional favors upon them until
his favoritism was so apparent that it
brought down on his devoted head, the
just condemnation of the balance of tho
Territory, and now they turn round and
smite the hand which has showered favors
upon them. In the language of the good
old Trayer Book, we would exclaim, from
such a people 'Good Lord deliver us."
To the People of the Territory
At a Territorial Convention, held at
Bellevue, on the 14th inst., for the pur
pose of nominating a candidate to be sup
ported for the office of Delegate to Con
gress, the Hon. FekmeIi Ferguson,
Chief Justice of the Territory, received
such nomination, and the following Reso
lution was adopted :
Resolved, That a Committee of six be
appointed to prepare an address to the
People of the J erntory, ana procure me
or i miner of five thousand copies of the
same for distribution.
The undersigned were appointed such
The followirg preamble and resolutions
were adopted by said Convention with en
tire unanimity and great enthusiasm :
Whereas, We, the Representatives
of the People of Nebraska Territory,
without reference to former political dis
linctions, concede the right of our sover
eign constituents to regulate their own af
fairs in their own way, as well as to mould
their domestie. institutions ; and who are
in favor of carrying out, with fidelity
any legitimate expression of their will,
in the disposition of all appropriations sjid
grants made ostensibly for their benefit,
and in the location of their Seat of Gov
ernment having assembled, in pursuance
of our instructions, in General Territorial
Convention, to nominate a suitable candi
date for Delegate to Congress, who will
faithfully reflect our views, carry out our
measures and receive our united support,
1. Resolved, That we are opposed to
that partial and corrupt system of govern
ment and fanaticism which have disgraced
the past history of the Territory, thwart
ed the will of the people, and pandered
to sectional interests, to the disparagement
of the general weal and prosperity.
2. Resolved, That we are in favor of
equal rights, equal privileges, and of ex
tending the benefits of legislation to all
parts of the Territory alike.
3. Rttolved, That the people of the
Territory bave the right to locate, dr to
remove their seat of government, and to
shape the policy of their legislation at
their sovereign discretion ; and, that their
will, when once ascertained, should be
respected by all who seek their favor, or
assume to be their servants.
4. Resolved, That we are in favor of
liberal grants of land, at the ensuing ses
sion o' -Cougress, to be mad to the Ter
ritory for, its disposition for railroad pur
poses, which shall place the State of Ne
braska upon a just and liberal equality
with hei most favored sitter States.
6. Resohed, That we are in favor of
ample appropriations from the FederJ
Treavirv, to which we all contribute alike
son when he was on the lencn l respect
to extend the military roads already
ordered for certain sections through other
equally meritorious portions of the Ter
ritory. 0. Resolved, That we are in favor of
immediate appropriations to bridge the
Big Platte, iiuw so distinctly a line of de
marcntion through the Territory, which
would create Mill more certain a common
interest, a common sympathy and a com
7. Resolved, That we are in favor of
liberal Homestead laws, and like donation
of lands to actual pioneer settlers, equal
to those hitherto conceded to other Terri
tories of the Union.
8. Resolved, That we are in favor of
the rpcedy extinguishment of all Indian
titles, to reserves, or other lands in this
Territory, and the removal of all Indian
tribes beyond our limits, as soon as may
be, to make necessary way for the pro
pre i of our race and to insure the inevi
table grand routes of travel we&lwardly
from our frontier.
9. Resolved, That in making Federal
appointments in this Territory, we re
pectfully ask that tho spirit of the Kansas-Nebraska
act be tarried out, by con
sulting the wishes and will of the people.
10. Resolved, That in view of the ex
igency of the times, the importance of
the ensuing session of Congress, and the
precedents of the past, the people of the
whole Territory, forgetting personal pref
erences or local prejudices, should unite
on the motto of " Principles, not men"
on some man as their Delegate who, with
out disparaging the claims of other wor
thy aspirants, will mo&t likely being
capable and trust-worthy reflect their
will, and faithfully protect their interests
11. Resolved, That pledging to the
nominee of the Convention our cordial and
united efforts to secure his triumphant
election and the consequent success of our
principles and measures, we now proceed
to nomnato the People's candidate for
We proceed with pleas'
ure to the discharge of the duty assigned
us, believing that the sober, good sense of
tho people everywhere will approve of the
action of the Convention, both as regards
the platform adopted with ettire unanimi
ty, and the candidate presented, with a like
unanimity, for the suffrage of the public.
It is a matter of common notoriety that
there were some five or six candidates in
the field, all of them self-nominated, and
each of them urging his claims toanelec
tion with great zeal and perseverencej and
it is equally well known that no one of
these candidates enjoyed that degree of
public confidence (although some of them
are highly estimable men) that would com
mand any thing like a majority vote. In
this state of things men in all parts of the
Territory began to agitate the subject of a
Convention. It was hoped that by a con
cert of action, a possible, or even probable
contingency, by which the election of a
candidate obnoxious to a majority of the
people, might be arrested. Some of the
candidates with the most praiseworthy
magnanimity offered to submit their claims
to the decision of a Territorial Convention.
Others refused in that way to submit to
the popular will, but on the other hand
nsed every effort in their power to oppose
the calling of a Convention, and to defeat
its objects after it had been called. They
succeeded so far as to prevent the sending
of delegates from several counties by va
rious pretences and misrepresentations as
to the objects for which the Convention
was called. Nevertheless the delegates
assembled, not one of them being instruct
ed or pledged to any particular measure
but being left entirely untrammelled, to
exercise their best judgment for the good
of the whole Territory. They came, im
pelled by no sectional feeling or persona
preference, but with the higher incentive
to promote the interests of Nebraska and
all Nebraska; and when assembled they
adopted a series of resolutions constituting
a platform as broad as our own beautiful
Territory. That platform is distinctly and
unequivocally Territorial and not seclionaL
It recognizes the equality of the people,
and the equal rights of each and every lo
cality. It makes no distinction among
men or among localities. And let us ask
fellow-citizens, what more would you have?
What less would you have? Are not the
people all equal, and entitled to enjoy the
same right and privileges? Are not the
people sovereign in this Territory? Who
is, if they are not Whose rights are to
be respected if not theirs? Who is to rule,
if not the people? The Convention plant
ed itself upon the broad ground of the
equality of the people, and on this ground
we would stand or fall. We denounce
sectionalism, and despise favoriteism, and
we ask again what more, what less, you
would have? If you approve the platform
will you not rally to the support of the
candidate who stands upon the platform
and who will carry out the doctrines of
which it is composed? Can you on the con
trary support a self-nominated sectional
candidate? We anticipate the answer
which your good sense, your patriotism,
and territorial pride must dictate, and for
I'ou, we say NO! Can you refuse your
support to a candidate standing openly upon
a broad Tectorial platform, and give your
votes to one whose only platform consist
in private, local, and in many instances,
conflicting pledges? Again we answer
for you, NO! I Your self respect forbids
it Your patriotism frrbids it. Your love
of Nebraska as a unit, forbids it We
then, ask you to rise above local prejudi
ces above sectional feeling, and to plant
yourself upon the broad platform adopted
by the Convention, and with us, to labor
for the election of the candidate who rep
resents the principles embraced in that
plntform, and in laboring for the success
of that candidate you iwy rest assured
Your labor will not be in vain," for in
the Hon. Fritnta Fcncuson are embodied
the elements that must ensure victory.
He has been an actual resident of the
Territory from its organization to the
present, and has discharged the duties of
the high office of which he has been, and
now is, the incumbent, in a manner to
ensure the unbounded confidence and
highest esteem of all. In his position as
Chief Justice he has had opportunities to
become thoroughly and intimately ac
quainted with the people throughout the
length and breadth of the Territory, and
wherever he is known, he is known as
the warm, true and faithful friend, the
upright, incorruptible and able judge a
man of life so pure that the breath of de
traction dare not assail his unsullied re
putationwith experience i t public af
fairs, and acquirements possessed by few,
with undoubted ability to discharge the
high and arduous duties of the office.
The position oscrndidate was unsought
by him, but on the contrary was urged up
on him. In the confusion which prevail
ed as to a selection among the self-nomi
nated candidates, the public finger seem
ed to point to him as a candidate upon
whom all could unite North, South,
East and West through the whole ex
tent of the Territory as a man eminent
ly fitted to bring " order out of disorder"
harmony out of discord with such a
platform and such a candidate " there is
no such word as fail."
Be determined, be vigilant; the day is
yours; a new and better order or policy
shall be established for your Territory;
corruption which so long has fattened up
on public plunder, shall not dare again to
raise its hideous head, and Honor and
Honesty, so long exiled, shall be recog
nized ns dwellers in your midst. Let
your motto be, UNION, ACTION, VIC
William Clancy. Washington Co..
J. C. Mitchell,
C. T. Hollowat,
J. II. Deckeb,
J. B. Hats,
E. C. Austin,
From all parts of the Territory, we
hear that the nomination of Hon. Fenneb
Ferguson, gives universal satisfaction.
The people have benome tired of the ev
erlasting cry of sectionalism, and are glad
that a man has been selected for their suf
frnges who is an honest pure and upright
man a man in whom they can place im
plicit confidence a man who has been an
actual resident of the Territory ever since
its formation, and consequently know
what the whole people of the Territory
expects of the man of their choice. Push
on the column!
Death of Johu C. Stevens.
This distinguished gentleman died at
his residence in Hoboken on Wednesday,
in the 72J year of his age. Mr. Stevens
was the son of Col. John Stevens of Ho
boken, and to himself and family the
country is lurgely indebted for many im
portant improvements in mechanical and ,
engineering science, especially those de-1
partinenU which are connected with the
steam-engine and navigation. Some of
the most admirable devices connected ui h
the pra Meal and economical working of
steam navigation are due o John C. Ste
vens and his brother. Robeit I Stevens,!
who died about two
years ago. And i
other improvements have been elaborated
from the rm. .jested by this iini -
ous and public spirited man. New York
Fxeexasons or the Cabiket. The
Freemason's .Magazint says : " It is not
generally known to our readers that Gen.
Cass is a Past Grand Master of the
! J T,.J..-. t f:v,: ;.
. u.u..u .vi.ki.ig-u, a..u .a u.c.c-
fore well qualified lo peak of the char-
acter and tendencies of tho institution and
its principles. President Buchanan is al
so a Past Master of a Lodge at Lancas-
Up rSli. Pa Td Vixo-Pi-aciMor.. Hnr. !
J. C. Breckinridge, is a member, we
think, of Webb Kncampment of Knight
Templars, at Lexington, Ky., and the
Secretary f the Treasury, lion. Howell
Ccbl.', is u member of the order iu the
State of Georgia."
St. Paul, Mihhesota. At the late
election, this flourishing town, so recently
a wilderness, polled two thousand eight
hundred and twenty votes.
Ink-pi -duta. svbo committed o many de
;T'daUon in Mir.nescts this spring, ukill'd.
PALMER &. AV DRILL'S C0LULDT
PALMER & AVERILL
ffnoleule and ReUU Dealers In
C H I IM A,
And Fancy Goods,
BBITTAXIA WARE, &o.
Our stock is entirely new, very
large, and carefully selected, and
by adhereing strictly to the
cash system, we are able
to offer very great in
ducements to all who
may favor us with
PALMER & AVERILL,
Corner of Jefferson and 27th street,
Opposite the Fontenelle Bank,
nrrOULD RESPECTFULLY call the at
V V tention of the citizens of Bellevue, Sar
py county, and the surrounding country, to
ineir new ana seieciea stock or
GROCERIES & HARDWARE,
Which they odor at Wholesale and Retail t
prices 3U per cent, lower man ever before or
fered in this citv. We can and will sell
Goods ss low if not lower than they can be
bought in Omaha or Bluff City. Please call
and examine for yourselves.
PALMER A AVERILL.
BelleYue, May 28, 1857.
Just Itccelved, and for Sale,
A LARGE stock of Furniture, consisting in
part of Wood, Rush, Spindle, Split Bottom,
Jenny Llnd, Maple. Malio;anv, Children's and
Office Chairs, Rockers, Ac; Bureaus, Center,
Card, Office, Breakfast and Dinner Tables,
Leaf, Toilet, Work and Wash S:ands, Office
Desks, Sofas and Sofa Lounge, Double and
Single Lounge. Trundle Feds, Bedsteads of
various kinds, Tin Safes, Mattrese, &c., Ac.
Terms cash. PALMER A AVERILL.
j TUST RECEIVED, a large and fine assort
ANOTLER LOT of Clothing just received
at 33tf PALMER A AVERILL.
PALMER A AVERILL have on hand a lot
of fine Black DoesKin and Cassimere
also, a lare lot of fancy Cassimeres. Those
w.ei.inB- cooa arucie wou.a ao wen 10 can
Ind examine the above. 33tf
NAILS and GLASS Cheap at the BELLE
CUTLERY A large assortment of Pocket
Knives, Knives and Forks, Ac, at the
"A large stock cf READY-MADE
CLOTH l.NG.at Eastern Prices, can be foond
at the BELLEVUE STORE. no 30-tf.
THE LARGEST LOT of Furniture and
Crockery ever bronrht to the Territory,
can be found at PALMER A AVERILL'S
ILOUR, Salt, Salmon, Mackerel, and Cod
fish, at wholesale or Retail, bv
PALMER A AVERILL'S.
ASSORTMENT of Class Ware
PALMER ft AVFRIM.'S.
TO CHRISTOPHER AKINS, and all others
whom it may concern take nutica that on
Saturday. July 85th, at 8 o'clock, A.M., I
will apply at the Land Office in Omaha, (or
the purpose of proving my right to pre-empt
the south west quarter of Section thirty, (lo)
Township number ten, (10,) of Range number
thirteen, (13,) castor the 6th principal me
ridian, in Nebraska Territory.
July Tl, 1837.
FARMERS READ! "
JOHN T. HORN A CO., near the Printlnr
Office, Bellevue, have on hand shovels
Hoes, Spades, Forks, Haines, and a general
assortment of Farming Tools. Call and see.
July, 15, 1837. 3w3(j
H. T. CLARKE.
A. St. CLARIS.
CLARKE & BRO..
FORWARDING and COMMISSION
STEMBOAT AND COLLECTINO
Dealers inP;ne Lumber, Doors, 8ath.
xlqut, jaeai, jjacon, &c, &o.
3T Direct Goods care Clarke tt Dro.
THE CHICAGO CITY
Room No. 1 Masonic Temple, Dearbop
XDMCKD CANFIELD, HKNRV CHtrMAN,
ISAAC COOK, H. g. M0a0,
H. A. WVNC00P.
Edmund Canfield, Pres., Wm. 8. Bates,
Sec'y, Henry Chapman, Treas.
THIS Company was organized on the 27th
day of March, A. D. 1855, under a spec
ial charter from the Legislature of Illinois,
and business commenced under the most fa
vorable auspices. Its establishment has been
upon a firm and reliable basis, and in view of
its stability, soundness,and permanency, ranks
as one of the first Insurance Companies in the
country. To those desirous of protecting
themselves against loss or damage by Fire, or
perils nf the Sea, they beg leave to offer the
Stone 4. Witt, Cleveland, Ohio.
Williams & Avery, Chicago, III.
Norton k Brother,
Stone tt Boomer.
II. S. Durand, Pres. Racine & Miss. R. R.
Ceo. C. Northrup, Cash. Racine C. Bank.
Wm. P. Lind, Esq., Milwaukee.
J. G. Conroe, Esq. Racine.
AsbJey Gilbert, Cash. Com'l B'k, Chicago.
Henry Farnham, President Chicago 4. Rock
Island Rail Road.
Daniel P. Rhodes, Esq., Cleveland, Ohio.
Thomas Campbell, Esq., Springfield, 111.
Hon R. Chamberlin, St. Louis, Mo.
Messrs. Wadsworth, Wells A Seymour.
Messrs. I. H. Burch k Co., Chicago Bank.
Messrs. G. W. Sirer & Co. Chicago, 111.
Wm. Blanchard, Esq., Morris, III.
Messrs. H. C. & O. O. Cook A. Co., Rock
Messs. H. Wheeler A Son, Aurora 111.
Messrs. Judd, Smith It, Pratt, Dixon, III.
Nehamiah Case, Esq., Buffalo, N. V.
Wm. B. Fundy, Esq., Springfield, 111.
Gen. I. Cum, Springfield, III.
Richard Ivers, Esq., St. Louis, Mo.
34 JOHN J. TOWN, Agent at Bellevue.
CONSTANTLY on hand and for sale by
the FONTENELLE BANK.
Pre-emptors can make a handsome saving
by usin(r Warrants.
All Warrants sold by the above Institution
JOHN J. TOWN, Cashier.
Bellevue. June 27, 1837. 34
BY THE GOVERNOR OF NEBRASKA.
Omaha Citv, N. T. J
To the Qualified voters of Nebraska Terri
tory: I, Mark W. Izard, Governor of the
Territory of Nebraska, in pursuance of an act
of the legislative Assembly, approved Janu
ary 26, 1856, entitled "Elections," do hereby
teclare and make known, that an election will
be held in the several counties of this Terri
tory, on the first Monday in August, A. D.
1857, for one Delegate to the ConTress of the
United States, one Territorial Auditor, one
Territorial Treasurer, one Territorial Librari
an, one Attorney General, and one District
Attorney for each Judicial District, to be vo
ted for bv the qualified voters of the District
for which he is to be elected. Also, thirty-five
members to the House of Representatives of
the Territorial Assemblv, to wit i The Coun
ties of Dahkota, Cedar and L'Ear qui Court,
will elect two Representatives; the Counties
of Burt and Cuming will elect one Represen
tatives the county of Washington will elect
three Representatives; the county of Douela
will elect eight Repres-ntatjyes; the county of
Sarpy will elect four Hepresentativeet the
counties of Dodge and Platte will elect, 'oint
lv, one Representative; the counMes of Cass,
Lancaster, Gachand Clay will elect four Ren.
rsentativej the county of Otoe will elect six
I Representatives; the counties of Nemaha and
Johnson will elect three Rpresenatives; the?
counties or nicnarason ana pawnee will elect
three Representatives. And at the tome time
and place the qualified voters of each county
will elect the following county officers, to witt
one Probate Judge, one Sheriff, one Register,
one Treasurer one County Clerk, one Superin
tendent of Common Schools, one County Sur
veyor, one County Commissioner for each
county, two Justices of the Peace and two
Constables for each Precinct.
The County Commissioners of the organised
counties lying nearest adjacent to the unorg sa
iled counties, will proceed to divide the nner.
ftanized counties Into convenient election dis
tricts and cause notices to be posted in each
election precinct of the time and place of
holding said election, and of the officers to bt
voted for, and to appoint juripes,and cause the
said election to be competed in all respects,,
and due returns made thereof, as required by
In testimony whereof, I have hereun
to set mv hand and caused to be af
fixed the rreat Seal of the Territory,
dona at Omaha Citv, In aa id Terri
tory, on the thirtieth day of May,
A.'D. 1857. and of tM Independence
of the United States of America, the
By the Governor,
' MARK W. IZARD.
T. B. Cuming, Secretary. i31
ocoaos stsikces. r. a. how:s.
Stringer & TJowig.
DEALF.RS In Pins Lumber of every de
scription, Shingles, Latb, Sash, Doors,
tx., corner rf Hanroek and Twentr-Heventh
'rer, Btllevie, N. T. 1N .
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