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Boven Bt Strickland,'
ATTORNEYS AT LAW- Real Estate,
City(Loti and Claims bought and sold.
Purchasers will do well to call at our office
and examine our list of City Lots, fcc. before
purchasing elsewhere. Office in Cook's new
building, corner of Fifth and Main streets.
' L. Ii. Bowen,
TTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT
LAW, Bellevue, N. T. . 1-tf
. . -!. . S. A. Strickland, . ;
A TTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT
XX LAW, Bellevue, N. T. 1-tf
C. T. Hollo way, ' ' "
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT
LAW, Bellevue, N. T. - i.tf
GENERAL LAND AND REALESTATE
AGENT, Bellevue City, Nebraska.' 1-tf
i : ; . B. P. Eankin, .
A TTORNEY ' AND COUNSNLLOR AT
ri. LAW, La PI itte, N.-T.. t . 1-tf
. ti i .y . J. Seeley, - " ' "
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT
LAWrOmalia, N. T. . 1-tf
ATTORNEYT LAW and General Land
AGENT, Omaha city, X. T. Office in
Henry 4c. Root's new Brick Block, Farnham
atreet. j - - j bo lft-6m.
John W. Pattiion. s
KOTAHY PUBLIC ANDJREAL ESTATE
AG ENT, Fontenelle. ft, T. ' JL-tf
. James S. Iiord & Co. ' '
J'AWD AGENTS. Onaha, Douglas County
-J Nebraska Territory. - 1-tf
t r ".' Drs. Maloomb & Peck, r - -
O' MAIfA CITYt' Office oa Harney atreet.
pnosite the Poet Office. Particular aU
tention given to Surgery. I-tf
r i t P. E. Shannon, r r
EAL ESTATE fGENCY, Cerro Oori
yoet uniee, bt. Mary, Mills Co., Iowa. 2
t...... . P-E. Shannon, ,
COMMISSION 4c FORWARDING MER.
CHANT, St. Mary'a Landing MUla Co.
....- .., i petey A. Sarpy, " 1
FORWARDING k. COMMISSION MER
, CHANT, Bellevue, N. T., Wholesale
Dealer in Indian Goods, Horses, "Mules, and
D. J. Sullivan. M. D. t
PHYSICIAN and BURGEON. Office
Head of Broadway, Council Biufli, Iowa,
nor. 13 ' . . . 7- u , A l-tf. 4
T. a. CDMIN0,
r JOHN C. TUBK.
, Coming St. Turk .
Alivrrtyt mi Lava and Real Estate J gents.
- . OMAHA CITY, N.T.,
W n i L,ttend iUfully and promptly to
l-i!! u,i" animated ta them, in tbs
rTltor11 ,r Iow eourta, to the purchase of
lett!w fc tie,, " PrinPtion, co1'
Offict to the aecond aUry of Henry at Roota
new building, neariy nppi.nU 4h Western
Ladtangt bank, Farnham atreet
- Papers in the Territory, Council Bluffs Bu
rU, and JKaokuk Times, pleaaa eopy aad
prp Xtbrskkisa affisa.
BELLEVUE," NEBRASKA, THURSDAY,' AUGUST 6, 1857.
j--.v . t D. n. fioloniott. ,,M
A HORNET and COUNSELLOR AT
4. . law, uienwood, Mills Co. Iowa, prae
wees in all tha Courts ,of western Iowa and
iieDrasiis, ana me. supreme Court of Iowa
wtna Agency not In the Prorramra. . no 4-tf
C. T. ROLLOWT. ' ;
xiuiioway cz jLeiier,
2.EPfERAL LAND-AGENTS. ttHeu
VJT city, N. T., will promptly attend to the
n inTeating money, locatina; l-ami
W arrant, buyine and selline city lots, tc.
Office at the Bellevue House.
' ' 3"6hnion, Casady & Teat,
fAKNKKAL LAND 'AGENTS. ATTOR.
VX NEYSANB COUNSELLORS ATLAW,
juncii Biuti s, lowa, will promptly attend to
uanu Agencies, Collections, Investing Money,
Locating and Selllnr Land Warrant, anrf i
ojhr business pertaining to their profession,
' iintnu laniiiM niDrtlll. t...:
v ' . v. A' u.ury a jo., .
A HOLBSALE. AND RETAIL nBTTfi
V T GISTS. At tYtr Nrmiti nmn Gxv.
Omaha city, Nebraska, have on hand and are'
constantly receWng a large and complete
assenmentor Jrues. Chamieala. Patent M.Hi.
cines, Dye Stuffs, Liquors, Scgars, Preserved
Fruits, Coof ectionaries, 4,c, &.c. Physiclana'
orders filled on a small advance on cost. 1-tf
Thos. Maco. Alex. Macy. . H. O. Jokes.
Macon, Brother & Co.
T AW AND LAND AGENTS, Omaha City
- m AicuraBKii AerriLorv. . nnu.tr
Oustav Seeger, ''
rpOPOGRAPHIC AND CIVIL F.rcr.T
X NEER, Executes Drawinr and Pintin
or every atyie ana aesenpUon. - Also, all
ousiness i i Ins line. Office on Gregory street
sc. Mary, Mills countv. Iowa. l.tf
Oreene.'Weare & Benton,-"
BANKERS AND LAW AGENTS, Council
Bluffs, Polowattamie conuty,' Iowa.
v. v. cum u. iubc,f un uKn inoines, la.
Collections made; Taxes paid) and Lands
purchased and sold, in any part of Iowa. 1-tf
. W. "W. Harvey.. .
SURVEYOR AND CLAIM AGENT will
promptly attend to all business of Rarvv.
Ing laying out and dividing land, surveying and
nailing towns ana roaas, ana wiuaduompan
MAMnna J..E - - . 1 I I . I
wii, uHiiuui ui lunniiifr claims, ana wu
act as agent for the sale of claims. Office on
Main atreet, Bellevue, N. T. , , 25-tf
OKO. aNYDEa.V - : . ' JOHN H. IHBKMAN,
Snyder & Sherman, ' ' '
A TTORNEYS and COUNSELLORS AT
2- LAW, and NOTARIES PUBLIC, Coun
cil Biuns, towa, win practice their profession
in all the Courts of Iowa and Nebraska.
All collections entrnsted to their care, at
tended to promptly.
Especial attention given to buying and sell
ing real estate, and making pre-emptions in
- Deeds, Mortages, aad other Instruments of
writing drawn with dispatch acknowledg
ments taken, i.c., Jtc
C Office west aid bt'. Madison atreet,
lust above Broadway.'
nov 13 .; r, . i-tf.
WM. a. SMITH. J. n. SHfTH
' Smith & Brother,
ATTORNEYS & COUNSELLORS at LAW
and Dealers in Real Estate, Bellevue,
Nebraska Territory, will attend faithfully and
promptly to buying and selling Real Estate,
City Lots, Claims, and Land Warranta. Office
at the Benton House. .. j ' 21-flm
v - . J., II BROWN, ', c
ATTORNEY AXD C01 CEL0R AT LAW
7-; QESEEAL LAND AGENT, 7 v
AND, NOTARF, PUBLIC,'
ATTENDS "to business in any 'of the Courts
of this Territory. Particular attention paid
to obtaining ana locating Land Warranta, col
lection of debts, ane taxes pai(L, Letters. of
inquiry relative to any parts of the Territory
answered, if accompanied with a fee. '
V 7. REFERENCES i .l?.
Hon. Lyman Trumbull, U. 6. 8. from Illa.j
Hon. James Knox, M. C. "
i, Hon. O. H. Browning, ' Quincy " r
Hon. James W. Grimes, Governor of Iowa,
t Hon. 11 P. Bennett, Del to C. from N..T.
Green, Weare t Bento-i, Conncll Bluffs, L. '
" Nuckolls It Co., Glenwotid, Iowa. ' t3Xt.)
a: P.' Theobald & Co.,
C0MMI5SIPN fc FORWARniNp
Noi 20 TPias Stbekt, ur Rtaibs, .
i .. ..ST. louis, wo. ,7 , i
ItV" Particular attention paid to filliar of
ordws,aad to Bala of Produce, y ,no.iMy,
FONTENELLE BANK OF ECLLCVCE.
Bellevue. Webraakaw" .
IS prepared to transact the general business
of Banking, will receive drrxwits. Discount
short paper, buy Bills of Exchange, on all
parta of the Country, and ,aell. pn St. Louia,
Chicago and New York; make collections in
tti vicinity and remit for the same at Current
rates of Exchange.
, KiT interest allowed on special Deposits.
, 4, JOHN WEARE, President. 1
. Thos. H, Ben ton, V. Pre.
John J. Town, Cashier. 1-tf
Banking Hours From 9 to 12. A. M.. and
ito3,p.x , . . . '
Cotblnt! aothlngt Clothlnj!'
A LARGE STOCK OF READY MADE
Clothing ef the latest Fashion, at - r
LXEAHWATtK, WH1T k BIDDERS.
June 4th, 1867.-. n31r ; ;
P. A. SARPY:
FORWARDING & COMMISSION'
, , MERCHANT, . ,
Still continues the above bnainesi at
ST. HARTS, IOWA, & BELLEVUE,
; s t . if . t. i.- .c(,
Merchants and Emigrant! will And their
gocxie promptly and carernlly attended to.
P. S. I nave tha only WAREHOUSE for
storage at me above named landings.
St. Marys, Feb. 20th, 1807. 21-tf-I
. t Tootle & Greene, . . , : i
XA HOLESALE & RETAIL DEALERS
t v uienwood, Iowa. We beg leave t
call the attention of tha Good People of Mill
Pottawattamie, Montgomery and Cass eoun
ties. Iowai alio. Dmitrlm and r..
Nebraska , to our large and late supply of everr
kind of MERCHANDISE, usually kept In
"biii.ii, iur hock or uroceries la
compiewj saving Dseo bougnt and
shipped a little lower than our neighbors.
uur stocir or Hardware,, Queensware, .Wood
enware, Boots and Shoes, Hats and Capa and
Ready-Made Clothing, have all been purchased
in the Eastern cities, at tha loweat cash prices.
oive us a call before you purchase, and if
we ao not sell you cheap roods, we will make
our neignnora do so. . :i ,
Or Remember the cheapest house in town
iUUILE & GREENE.
Glenwood, Iowa, Oct. 23, 1850. 1-tf
Ho ! For Fresh Water.
1 HE undersigned respectfully Infnrrna h
inhabitants of Bellevue and the surrounding
wuiiujr, in a i uc ! preparea to aig ana nmsn,
WELLS AND CISTERNS.
At the shortest notice, and on the moat ra
sonaoie terms. jj. A. LOGAN.
IVIIeviie, Oct. 23, l85fl. 1-tf
JOHN ANDERSON'S Best Chewing and
V OUIUKtllK 1UDHCCO, Bt
CLEARWATER, WHITE it SANDERS..
Tootle & Jackson,
T70RWARDING A COMMTSSIOI MER
J- CHANTS, Council Bluffs cltr. Iowa
Having a Large and Commodious Warehouse
on me joevee at tns Council Blulla landing,
are now prepared to receive and atnra. all
kinds of merchandise and produce, will receive
and pay charges on all kinds of freigths ao
that Steam Boats will not be detained aa thv
hare been heretofore, in getting some one to
receive rreigoc, woen tne consignees are absent.
in Terences.! i.ivermoore tL Cooley, 8. C.
Da1s A. Co. and Hnmnhrev. Putt Torr. RK
Louis, -Me. i Teotle. Fairieigh, St. Joseph,
Mo.i J. S. Cbenewortb &.Co., Cincinnati Ohio;
W. F. Coulbouch. Burlington, Iowa. , . 1-tf
EOBINSON HOUSE. ,
THE undersigned having recently taken
and refitted the above well-known and
popular Publie House, he trusts by the strict
studious attention to tha wants of his guests,
to merit a liberal ahare of public favor, conn
denca and patronage. His table will be
pread with the best the market affords, and
no paina will be apared to make his guests
agreeaoiy at noma and comfortable. .
. U. A. ROBINSON.
Council Bluns, Iowa. 7 , - 13-tf.
FRANK L. KEMP.
QTJN AND, JEWELRY STORE.
. . KEMP -eV FROD8HAM, : .
DEALERS In Clocks, Watches, Jewelry,
Musical Instruments. Rifles. Shot Guna.
and Pistols. . . , , . . .
. CLOCKS. -.
Thlrtvhour and eight dar clocks of the hm
beat manufactories in tha Unioa ; ateamboat
and office spring clocks. , v, ..;
- , j,.--' , GUN8. ... ;.. ., , , , ..;
Sinele ana double shot Guns, from five to
fifty dollars j Rifles, of our own make; also,
rastern maki Fttt of all kinds;- pistol
flasks, shot bags, wadding and wad cutters i
cvameo aud. a tar-proof caps i colt 'a cape.
ana numerous otner articles suitable for tha
Western trade,' which neither time nor snace
will allow to enumerate. , '' '
fiS. AUof tha above articles aold oaths
most reasonable terms. Repairing done to
order at snort notice. no 9-t
UMAMA vtTT, W. T.
NEW GOODS! NEW STORE!!
THtl undersigned hive opened, at their new
store on ' Douelae atreet; ocoosite tha
banks, a new and splendid assortment af I
DRY GOODS, - ; :.!:
, , :,CLOTHINC, "... H
i , ,. BOOTS and SHOES, . ,
7 '' , , BOOKS, STATIONERY, kt. '"
Our stock of Dry Goods comprises all kinds of
tADItSY GENTLEMEN'S and CHILD-
. HEN'S DRESS GOODS,
ALL KINDS OT DOMESTICS "
and everything that is requisite to make up a
complete assortmeet of Dry Gooda. c. i i
W have laree lot of Clothlnr 'that la welt
and fashionably made, and out of the best
material, i Our stock eonaiata of ail kinds of
Oeata Furnishing Gooda. ,-,, ,
-I ,. . BOOTS and SHOES. . t
Our stock of Boots and Shoes is tha larrestj
ever ottered to the citizens of Nebraska. Thevl
re purchased directly froia the manufac
turers, and are of tha very best quality. :
uur gooaa are au new, ana rsceouy pur
chased in tha Eastern cities, and we intend
ellii.i them at astonishinr low prices. All
the ddtena of 'Omala and vicinity are re
quested to call and examine our avtock.as thev
wiu i'a it vo weir toieresi to ao. . ,
ffiT Ws study to please.
noTlO-tf PATRICK 4 CO.
ii . j . - job Printing.
"MEATLY and expeditiously executed, oa
i reasonable terms, at this Oftce.
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Watch and Wall.
' It f. LAWRENCE. '
Watch and wait I In avery trial, ''' ' '
Peril, troable, stress, and atralt, ''
' Strong in faith and self-denial,
' ' ! Bear, but bead notwatch and wait I
... Watch through hours of toll and aorrow
, Heavenward turn the sleepless eye j
, Walt fo. aura as dawna the morrow
' ' Rescut for th brava Is nigh.
Watch and wait I Insulted nations. '
, Trampled, taunted, wronged, oppressed,
near trie evangel or aalvation,1 "
L Watch and wait, and hops the best t
Foes of crowned andcoweld oppressors i
Prison bound but spirit free,
. Freedom's martyrs and confessors, ,
Faint not yet, where'er ya be.
"' ' .' '-' " --..., in - ,. '. ! . ,
Through tha bars of dungeons dreary ,.
Hope's unfailing sunlight streams,
Cheering captivea weak and weary
With the aweetest household dreams-
Glimpses bright of radiant faces.
Angel-voices faint and sweet
Foretastes of those rapt embraces '
When the long-time parted meet
Watch and wait I the moment glorioua
Every hour ia nearer brought,
Which ahall aee the right victorious
' ' And emancipated thought j
1 Gentle hearts, beat high with pleasure,
For tha day Is close at hand
Which shall yield a household treaaurc
Back to many a loving band.
The Panther Foiled. .
HAHBOW ESCAPE OP AN OLD HUNTER. '
Old Ben Wheaton, who lived in Brier
Valley, about two milea from tbt Suaque
hannah river, waa ua inveterate lover of
forrest sports. He like most of the early
settiera of Otsego, had selected a farm from
the hill lands, leaving' the broad swamp
naisrornuntinggrounas. ilissoantv was
erected on a small stream in Brier Valley,
L L 1 1 1 . 1 ....
which is now cauea aner nis name, ivnea-
ton Creek. The most of his time was ex.
pended in 'journeys through the forest,
frequently in company with m far faned
Mohawk Indian, named Antone; but some
times Hen loved to pursue his sports with
out a companion. And well he might, for
he did not need a guide. Every nook,
den, crevice and cave, from the Otsego
lake to the mouth ef the Delaware river,
was faiuilliar to Ben VVheaton, and he
had often pursued Lis game to almost ev
ery part of that country. He chiefly hunt
ed the wolf, as well for profit as for sport.
for government paid a silver dollar ia the
shape of a bounty, on every akin. " ' -
' Bent upon increasing his store of coin,
old Ben. one fine summer morning shoul
dered his rifle, ad taking his knapsack,
containing a sufficient supply of corn-cake
and dried venison, be crossed the Susque
hannah, and took his way towards Franklin
Mounuin.wrrfclk lies between the villages
of Otsego and Fratklirt. .
The day was sultry, and by the time he
had accomplished one half the ascent of
the mountain, he concluded that he need
ed a rest.. : He therefore look a seat upon
a moss-covered log near a spring and ate
his luncheon. , The stiU solitude, tha haliny
air, together with the tinging of birds and
the lazy bum of the bee, tinally lulled the
hunter to: repos?.' . He must, have slept
long; for when he awoke the son was tie-
cling far westward, and a few ripples of
golden light lingered on the tree tops,
which he lirsl noted after clearing a mass
of dry leaves from bis face , which . he.
thought hid blown there but in attempt
ing tu rise, however, he discovered himself
completely buried io them. ? i...
V Now, it is a notorious fact thai panthers
will cover a sleeping or dead body, and
eave u for a time, but only eventually to
return and devour: it. : The instant Ben
awoke, therefore, the truth flashed opon
his wind that ' a panther had found and
concealed him, and that the beast might
at that moment be watching him, ready to
make the fearful spring. . He arose quick
ty seized his -.rifle, that rested against a
tree, and tastily throwing together soma
arge pieces of decayed wood, and cover
ing therawith leaves, he climbed a tree
nd waited patiently the panther a cominsr.
Ie had not to wait: long. . Presently he
saw it a she one stealing along with
cat-like tread, and with .-two cuha behind
her, which she hid io some brushwood.
Dropping herself on the ground, she erect
slowly towards her expected prey, lashing
tneeann wun ner tan, ana ner eyes glow
ing like coals of fire. Tha appearance of
things however, did not seem to satisfy
her, but she sprang pp. elevated her back
and threw herself upon her suDDosed vic
tim with a wild yeU. , Tha woevf and leaves
flew sboqt ia rve ry direction, and for a
and Qenoral IntoUigenco. '
'. - . , ,.. ..-i.-. .
moment the panther' seemed palsied by
rage. Suddenly she 'leaped aside, dropt
her tail, and peered around among the
brushwoods then raising her, eyes up
wards, (fairly emitting sparks of Are in
her anger.J she encountered the hunter's
gate fixed upon her.-(With another
screech more terrible than tho first, she
prepared to spring upon him, when with
an aim that seldom railed, old Ben fired,
and she fell, tearing the earth with her
claws. The shot was fatal. ' " " "
: Our adventurous hunter reloded the
empty barrel, and waited for her compan
ions to come up but none arrived, so he
killed the ctbs and built a fire. This was
a necessary proceeding, for the sun had
set, and the darkening shadows of night
were creeping into the landscape. With
true lack wood's audacity, he relied upon
his fire for protection from further auad-
rupedal prowlers, and 'stretched himaelf,
with his feet to the burning wood, on the
leaves that had before covered him, he
resigned himself to the arms of ftlorrtheus.
He often afterwards characterised the es
cape as the narrowest one he had ever ex
perienced. JV. Y. Sunday Times.
Daniel Morgan, the Rifleman.
The following appears in a letter of a
Virginia correspondent of the New York
Journal of Commerce:
"The name of Daniel Morgan, the cel
ebrated commander of the Virginia Rifle
men, is a household word in Virginia.
His remains repose at Winchester. Jer-
seyinan by birth, he early emigrated to
me v irginia wnas, ana was a wagoner in
the French war.' ; Tall, muscular, and
inured to all hardships, he was fond of ad
venture, famed for intense darinir and
hair breadth escapes. He had been gross
ly insunea ny one untisn onicer, s.od se
verely punished by another, in the name
of King George.' He vowed vengeance,
and kept nis vow. ,
"At the opening of the Revolution he
raised a batlallian of riflemen, and drilled
tnem to perfection. " They anurned the
bayonet, and relied oh the deadly airri of
tne rme. ; lie used to say tne business ef
his men was to kill, not to be killed. At
the battle of Saratoga, seeing the day was
going against the Americans by reason of
the extraordinary skill and anergv of Gen.
Fraser, with his Scott division, he resolved
to resort to the only measure conceivable
to arrest the ude of battle that threatened
to overwhelm them. Summoning . to his
presence the best markttman in his com
mand, whose aim was never known to fail,
be said to him : 'Murphy, do you see that
officer on the iron gray horse?' 'Yes sir,'
was the reply of the old soldier. .! Morgan
rejoined with an almost . faltering voice,
"Murphy ascended1 a tree, cut away the
interlaced branches with his hatchet, (this
waaaparl of their variagated armor,) rest
ed his rifle in a sure place, watched his
opportunity, and as soon as Gen. Fraser
had, in his animated movements, come
within a practical range; Murphy fired.
and the gallant Frazer fell mortally wound
ed, being shot in the centre' of his body.
That fall decided the day. The enemy
soon gave way, and Saratoga became im
mortal. But Morgan, the rough soldier,
was a man of tender feelings, and he al
most wept at the deed, and always said it
troubled him because it looked to much
like a kind of assassination of a brare and
noble officer , though gallant as that officer
was he placed himself there to be shot at.
and was engaged in shooting others. -: It
was a similar way that Nelson fell on the
deck of the Victory." , ... , , r
PtAaLS. Discoveries 'of pearls have
been made at Cincinnati. Mr. Shaffed,
a naturalist of that oity, has lately found
some valuable ones in the fresh-water
shells of that vicinity. 7 ,
A slave woman is advertised to be sold
at auction at St. Louis, so beautiful that
6-5,000 has been offered for her and re
fused at private sale. '
Speaking of prayers, reminds us of one
we once heard at a revival in the Jerseva.
The speaker becoming animated, burst
forthwith: ' - -r.r ;
"O Lord manifest thyself tons to-nisrht:
come right down ihrwjrh the roof, and I
will pay for the shingles"
- TiCTcaa or Lire. In youth we seem
to be r limbing a hill oa whose top eternal
tunthin f ppears , to real How eagerly
we pant to gam its summit! But when w
have gained it, how different is the pros
pect oa the other aide. ' We sigh as We
contemplate the dreary waste before us;
and look back with a wistful eye upon tha
flowry path we have passed, but may saver
more retrace. .Life is like a portentous
cloud, fraught with thunder, worm and
rain; but religion, like those streaming
rays of sunshine, clotS it with light as a
garment and fringe tut shadowy (kins
The Ureat Western Plains.
Cot. Oalphin, who has well explored
our great western plain, stretching front
the frontier of Kansas and the heart of
Nebraska to the Rocky Mountains, in a
letter to the St. Louis Democrat, graphic
ally sketches their characteristics. The
Flains occupy a longitudinal parallelogram
of nearly a thousand miles in wid h, and
attending from the Texan to the Arctic
coast, present an area equal to the twen
ty-four States east of the Mississippi.
They have a alight slope from the west to
the east and abound in rivers and streams
which serve, like the Nile, to irrigate rath
er than drain the neighboring surface,
having few affluents and running from
west to. east, in shallow, broad beds,
through long, flat, narrow basins. They
are destitute of timber, even single trees
being scarce, though thick clad with ntfe
tricious grasses and swarming with ani
mal life.. Their soil is chiefly a fine cal
careous mould, admirably adapted for pas
turage, and good farming arable land ia
found alon the banks of the rivers.
1 Col. O. describes the climate to be, ia
many respects, like Egypt, rainless, favor
able to longevity, , intellectual and social
development, and stimulative of a high
social civilization.' Storms are rare, ex
cept during the melting of snow upon the
crest of tho Rocky Mountains. These
plains, commonly regarded as deserts, un
reclaimalle, he declares swarm with ani
mal life ; and he estimates the buffalo
which find their living upon them at twen
ty millions, and other wild animals at more
than fifty millions, all of which subsist
mainly upon the gramma, or buffalo grass,
which the dry atmosphere crisps into a
highly nutricious hay.
' A million of 'Indians have, until lately,
subsisted altogether upon the game which
they furnished, and they are capable of
sustaining an immense . pastoral popula
tion. Sixth-tenths of the food of the hu
man family, the Colonel thinks, ia animal,
the result of pastoral agriculture; and aa
the North West is now tne granary of the
worlds so he maintains, will the Far West
furnish its supplies of animal food, con
stating of meat, milk, butter, cheese.
poultry, eggs, wool and honey. '
These plains, without a aingle abrupt
mountain, timbered space, desert or lake,
running smoothly out to the navigable
Missouri, Mississippi, and ot. Lawrence,
and to the Texan coast, not a portion of
whose whole sweep of surface is more
than a thousand milea from the best navi
gt'tion, must become the pastoral garden
of the world.
; , They are everywhere adapted to sua
tain a great pastoral population. Adobe
bricks for dwellings, impervious to heat or
cold, can be made anywhere ; plaster,
lime, clay, and sand, exist beneath nearly
every acre ; bituminous coal is abundant,
buffalo dung'is scattered everywhere, and
wood fuel is found plentifully by digging,
for the trees are stunted by the dry atmos
phere, where, the roots spread out in all
directions. A t 7
, Mr. Galphin does not claim for these
vast plains the'cardinal basis of the future
empire of commerce and industry ; bat
maintains from, their ample dimeasione
and positions, their climate, abundance of
fuel, building material and animal life,
that they' are riot only adapted to be the
home of millions of happy freemen, but
that they will be " the pasture field of the
A Lady-lieb IaunMAN. In a rail
road car the seats were all full except
one, which was . occupied by a pleasant
looking Irishmanand at one of the sta
tions a couple of evidently well-bred and
intelligent young ladies came in to pro
cure teats, but seeing no vacant ones, were
about to go into a back ear, when Patrick
rose hastily and offered them his seat with
evident pleasure. " But you will have no
seat for yourself responded one of the
young ladies with a smile, hesitating, with
true politeness, as to accepting it. . " Nv
er ye mind Ihui said the gallant Hiber
nian, " ye r welcome to t : id ride upon
the eovhcakher to New York any time for
a smile from such jintUmmly ladies T'
and he retreated hastily into the next car.
amid the cheers of his fellow-passengers.
Clxvie anb Cool. The following
editorial is decidedly clever and eooli
" The editor has gone up the river for a
few days. All good .articles, facetious
remarks, puns, and. typographical errors
may be attributed to hie absence. Ia or
der to give variety and rigor to the paper,
he will frequently leave k for a week or
so." it is to be hoped that the reader of
this journal will learn to appreciate hi
A Boston paper tells of a man who has
invented a aca re-crow ao tarnfic and hid
eous that the crow are all busily engaged,
ia brixifug back tha com thty ctol a
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