Bellevue gazette. (Bellevue City, N.T. [i.e. Neb.]) 1856-1858, August 20, 1857, Image 2

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"The election the lteauli.
Now that lha excitement of the election
has in a measure died away, it may not
l.e amiss to write down a few iteina of
history,' connected wiih the canvass and
the cauuiUates.
.Every resiJent of Nebraska knows
that party lines were not drawn j but that
ca;h of the several candidates were tup
ported by men of all parties and shades
of opinion. Gen. Thayer, we believe,
received, a larger share of Republican
votes than any other candidate, he being
considered by republicans as affiliating
with- them to some degree, though it i
but just to the General to say that he de
rlared himself to be a democrat Bird
B. Chapman received the vote or many
leading republicans, among whom was
Gen. Iariirjer, who for a time was the
republican candidate for delegate ; Chop-
man also receired the vote of many dem
ocrats. Col. Rankin's supporters were of
all partie with a fair preponderance
however, of democrats. Judge Fergu
son received a larger democratic vote
than any of the candidates, and among
his supporters were the most reliable men
nt the democratic rnrtv. But like the
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others, he too, was supported by many re
publicans. A regard for truth, requires
us to say that political isms were not in
volved in, nor decided by the late election
for delegate.
. Gen. Thayer and Col. Rankin began
the canvass as far back as' last winter,
tnd both of them it seems made warm
friends who did not desert them in the
hour of trial. Both of these gentlemen
labored with untiring xeal, but so far : as
we know, they labored honorably, for an
election. Bird B. Chapman, it was known
more than a year ago, was maneuvering
to secure a re-election. Having secured
a seat in Congress two years ago by fraud,
in the face of a popular majority of 13
ncainst him, he was anxious to try his
hand again. He commenced with nearly
th entire popular feeling against him,
and with only a few wire-workers, schem
inff tricksters to lean upon. He saw the
helplessness of his case without some ex
trinsic aid, and this he found to some ex
tent, in a $30,000 appropriation for i
wagon road from the Tlatte river, through
or near the principal towns along the Mis
souri river to the Leau qui court- Ho
imported contractors and a corps of hands
ostensibly to survey and build this road, but
somehow they seemed to make it (at least,)
a part of their business to electioneer for
Chapman. He got help from T. B. Cum
ing by promising to make him Governor
He got lielp from others by promising
Judgeships. He trained in all the wire
workers by promiir2 a share of the
plunder, and realty it is astonishing to see
how such a man as Chapman, unpopular,
disliked for his want of honesty
could bring scheming and the hope of
plunder to boar so extensively as he
did on the late election. The people
were not prepared for his wiles and his
arts, and his machinations. - But Bird is
defeated and we presume even he, with
all his assurance, will hardly dare come
before the people again.
. Rankin, Thayer, and Chapman, were
all self-nominated. . .
Judge Ferguson on the other hand was
nominated by a convention of delegates
from a majority of the counties, against
hi expressed wish; but like a true
democrat ai he has always been, he
yielded up his private feelings to the
wishes of the people, and consented to
become a candidate. The election fol
lowed so close upon his nomination, that
he had but a few days in which to work.
But those few days were well employed.
The Judze visited such portions of lha
territory as the short space of time allow
ed, and spoke frankly and boldly to the
people. He announced himself as stand-
ing upon the broad, just and equal plat
form, adopted by the convention which
put him in nomination. He made no pri
vate pledges or corrupt bargains to ob
tain votes, nor did he make any appeals
for sympathy. We venture to say that
no candidate avowed his sentiments with
greater frankness, or conducted a can
vass with more scrupulous honor. The
vote he received shows that the pub'
Jic appreciated the man, nd approved his
position. He was supported by the con'
crrative portion of th people of the ter
ritory.more especially in those parts which
he was enabled to visit during the canvass.
Ilia election was a rebuke to chqueism
and scctional'um. It I, felt to be a fatal
blow to the knavery and intriguo of Chap
Judge Ferguson is known to be a true-
hearted, upright, inteligcnt man, a good
citizen, a thorough going democrat. 1 he
national administration will find no warm
er supporters in the halls of Congress than
he, and the people of Nebraska, who have
put their trust in him, we feel assured,
will find him the faithful advocate of their
Ittrd II. Chapman.
From the kicking and splurging in the
last "Nebraskian," a paper owned by B.
B. Chapman and conducted under his im
mediate direction, it would seem that he
takes the defeat at the election in "high
dudgeon." ' One would judge by reading
the Nebraskian that the "little trickster
had really suppesed that he could humbug
the people into his support, notwithstand
ing his treachery and developed knavery.
He now, however, knows that he is defeat-
ed bv the peoples vote, and he and his
hired tools raise the cry of corruption
corruption! and he prepares once more
to make an attack upon the board of can
vassers. We shall see whether he sue
ceeds this time in defrauding the people
as he did two years ago. Had his steal
thy effort to get T. B. Cumming appoint
ed Governor, been successful, he , might
perhaps have succeded again in getting
the election certificate in the face of the
peoples expressed will. But foiled in one
we think he will be foiled in the other.
We have no doubt but that Gov. Izard wil
do his duty, despite the intrigues and the
bullying of Chapman and his tools. But
Chapman has another' object in causing
the publication of such inflamatory articles
in his "Nebraskian. . If he cannot get
the certificate, he thinks he may get pub
We neglected to state in our last issue,
that Mr. Edwabo Labi-b, whose name
ppcars in the returns of the election, as
candidate for Clerk of the Court, was
not a candidate. His name was usea con
trary to his expressed will, lie is a
worthy young man, who abides by the will
of the Squatters when they meet in con.
vention and it is due to him to say, that
he is always right when it comes to voting.
We remember the time of Air. Chap.
man's election two vears aco, the Lhro-
notype came out with a flaming article,
statinff how Chapman s certificate was od-
tained, &.C., and that was published two
days bofore the canvass ever took place.
Yes, but that was not until after B. B.
Chapman had repeatedly stated, that al
though H. P. Bennett had been elected by
the people, he, Chapman knew he would
get the certificate. The Chronotype is
not to be blamed for giving currency to a
statement put in circulation by Chapman
sympathy, where the facts are not
known; and by sending his paper to al
the members of Congress, he hopes to get
them to prejudge the case, so that by con
testing the seat of Judge Ferguson, he
may have the committee aid him in once
more defrauding the people of Nebraska,
lere again the "iittlo intriguer" mUcal
culates; for when his glaring falshood
shall be confronted with the truth, we ap
prehend that his villainy will re-act against
Trial of neaping and Mowing
There were nindy'ieven Reapers and
Mowers entered for trial at the National
Exhibition of these machines, at Syracuse,
N. Y., last month. They came from
fourteen different states, but only about
forty were entitled to trial by the payment
of the fees. The trial occupied ten days,
and was the most thorough test of the
capacities of the competing machines,
that has yet been made. The report is
not to be made public till the meeting of
the United States Agricultural Society
under whose patronage the trial occurred,
at Louisville, Ky., Sept. 1st.
It is but a few years since these great
labor-saving machines came into use, and
it may be interesting to know to what ex
tent their manufacture i now being car
ried on. A single shop in Illinois, has
turned out, since the year commenced,
which at their retail price, $145 each,
amounts to nearly $7UU,UUU. A rival
shop, in the same state, has made over
4000 this year ; and it is estimated that
there will be 20,000 machines made this
year in Illinois alone. A widow of a
patentee of one of these machines, re
ceives from yearly sales, the snug sum of
8150,000. Who wouldn't be a widow f
whole bill is so close an immitation that
none but the best judge can safely take 1 0s
on the Bank.
5s on the Chippewa Bank, Wisconsin.
We mentioned those several weeks ago.
They are so good an imitation of the gen
uine that Bunkers have taken them.
Those unacquainted had belter refuse all
5s of this Bank.
Is on the John Hancock Bank, Spring
field Mass. Good imitation of genuine.
A large lot of these have been put in cir
culation of late in Chicago and west of
5s on Tradesman's Bank, New Haven,
Con. This is a new counterfeit, and very
likely to deceive. It is an imitation of the
Altered Doles. Is on the aupun
Bank, Wis., altered to 10s: well done and
very likely to deceive. Viimette, female
seated, with shief of grain, &c. ; femule on
lower left corner; man with sickle etc., on
lower right corner.
3s on Merchants Bank, Lowel, Mass.
Vie., woman, shief of grain, plow and
cattle woman with scales on left end
woman, anchor, ship, &c, on riizht
5s on Marine Bank, Buffalo, T.,
Vig., female with sickle in right hand,
sheaves of grain, &c., female with rake
on right end; not like the genuine.
10s on Sank of Rhinebeck, N. Y
raised from Is. Vig., man, woman and
child female on the left genuine has a
female seated, pail and cows on the left,
5s on the Farmers and Mechanics
Bapk, Rochester, N. H., Vig., Indian fam
ily seated on a cliff.
6s on the JUurlington Kanlf, N. J. Vig.,
steamship portrait on right and left lower
50s on the Slate Bank of Ohio, raised
from 2s, Vig., canal scene, two horses,
train of cars portrait on upper right
5s on York County Bank, Penn., vig,
man and horse plowing Franklin's head
on right girl on the left end
50s on the Union Bank, New Orleans,
La., Vig., view of Marion female sittini
with liberty cap and pole female on left
end reaper sitting on grain on right end.
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snjoyeu me i cuiieiiiciu vi mv nvnu,
and we do not dream wildly when we
imagine that somewhere in this prolific
yalley shall be the mammoth central de
pot of the world, where the commerce or
all nations shall commingle, where, in
flying trips around the globe, shall meet
travelers, speaking all the languages of
the babbling earth.
Who wouldn t be or the west, western I
Wakesha Republican.
The first paper mill erected in Ameri-
ri a.. m v I'll
ca, was at n.iisatetniown, n.j., wnicn
William Bradford, royal printer of New
York, New Jersey and Pensylvania, pur
chased in 1728.
Twenty-five camels arrived in San An
tonio, Texas, on the 224 ult., for the use
of Lieut. Beale s party in openinr the
new wagon road to the Pacific.
Wholesale and Retail Dflers li
LOT 6, Block 255, L. 8, B.192, L. 8, B. 253.
2, 245, " 1, 175, " 4, u 129.
" 3, " 171, "11, H 23, "11, WJ.
4, - 25," 8, " 138, "12, 87.
" 10,11,12, 240, 4," 49.
Out Lot 21, in Bennett's qr.
" " 25, in Bottom.
Also, an undivided 1-2 of Block 155, fc 213.
Price. $1750. Enquire of
At his Banking House, Council Bluffs, or
41 J. B. JENNINGS, Bellevue.
NOTICE is hereby given, that ths County
Commissioners of Sarpv County, will
meet on Monday, Sept. 21st, A. D. 1857, at
the house of Maj. Watson, at V o'clock, A.M.
to view and locate a public road from the
CIIJT Ol DGI1CVUC, Ull Hio Ut.l luu.s ... " I
ner or tactions z, 3, iu, ana ii, in lownioip
13. north. Ranee 13. east t thence west In the
line between bections 3, and 10, to the corner
of Sections 3, 4, 9, and 10, la the same Town-
shin and Kanee t tnenc westerly on me most
practicable route through Anaerson's Grove j
thence westerly to the Platte or Llknoni rav
er's. Said Commissioners will meet on the I
evening- of said day, at 4 o'clock, at the Ben
ton House, Bellevue, to near an parties inter
ested in locating and establishing said road or I
And Fancy Goods,
mem, TOraasi,
Fonl riay.
We are informed upon reliable author
ity, that in nearly all of the precincts in
the Territory, that pattern of morality and
honesty, Chapman, 'and his tools, circula
ted the report on the morning of election,
that Judge Ferguson had declared in his
(Chapman's) favor. (God save the mark)
This had its effect as seen in the votes in
localities where Chapman was not known,
and his zeal for deception and trickery
understood. In those localities he receiv
ed relatively his largest vote. Many vot
ers told us they were thus deceived, oth
erwise they would have supported Judge
Ferguson. This shows how Chapman
was enabled, in connection with other ras
calities, to make the show of strength be
id, and to " some extent accounts for the
milk in the cocoa nut," and we commend
the old saw to Chapman, " honesty is the
best policy." If he had acted upon this
maxim in the late election, he would have
had and been entitled to, that he does not
now possess, even in defeat the respect
of the people. Poor Bird ; with all your
treachery, your lying and your defeat,
you have fallen very low. " The way of
the transgressor is hard."
" Too Honest."
We clip the highly complimentary no
tice of our newly elected delegate to Con
gress, from the Nebraska Advertiser.
The press of Nebraska is right, and re
flects the will of the squatter sovereigns:
'We have not the official returns, but all
concede that Judge Fruit ca FcaoosoK,
who for two years past, has faithfully and
honorably discharged the duties of Chief
Justice of Nebraska, is our Delegate elect
to the next Congress. Of him we need
not sneak, as we have before done so; and
he is well known throughout the Territory
as a man coining up squarely to the JefTer-
soman standard "honest and capable.
although not the man we supported, we
recognize in bun all that we could desire
as a citizen, and well wisher of our terri
lory. We have every confidence that he
will faithfully and impartially represent
us in the National Legislature. He will
take with him into its halls position and ac
quaintance, and consequently influence
As a journalist we hereby pledge him
our fullest assistance to render him usefu
to the squatters of Nebraska. . e op
posed not the man, in the campaign yiti
closed, but the manner, time and motives
which brouphl him before the public It
was a coniDlimcutarv remum. however, wa
heard made more than once in regard id
the Judge one that he should and no
doubt does feel proud of that "he is too
Kiohtt Negroes Set Fbee. The
Harrisburg Telegraph states that Col. Thos.
I lite and other citizens of Jefferson coun
ty, Va., set free eighty of their slaves on
Thursday last. The Colonel as the agent
of the owners, accompanied them to Mid-
dleburg, Pa., when handing each individ
ual forty dollars in money, and equipping
them all with sufficient clothing, they were
set Bt liberty.
From Preston's Financial Circular and
Bank Note Reporter, we select the follow
ing list of Broken Banks and Counterfeit
Bank Notes, which we publish in lieu of
more valuable or interesting reading mat
ter. Ou readers will do well to cut this
list out, and post it in a conspicuous place
for reference :
American Bank,
N. J.
pended. The notes of this Bank are se
cured by Slocks. If no fraud has been
commuted, tney will be redeemed at or
near par. At present, we quote them
at 25 dia.
"Union Bank of Frenchtown, N. J
An article has been going the rounds of
the newspapers, for the last week or ten
days, that this bank had closed its doors
It is a mistake. Its notes are redeemed
at its counter and in New York as usual.
The Cumberland Savings Bank, Md
is thrown out in New York and Chicago.
v e do not buy its notes at any price.
Uhio Hanks A dispatch from Uin
says: Uty Hank, Cincinnati, 13 per cent
discount; Union Bank, Sandusky, (10 )'
These Banks have been closed for some
time, and their notes redeemed by State
Slock Security Bank, of Danville. III..
has been wound up by the Auditor. Its
notes are redeemed by him at 83 l-2c. on
the dollar, bankable in Chicago at 88 eta.
V e quote them ot 15 dis.
reople s Hank and Kusrm.'le Bank.
Their notes have of late declined 5 to 10
per cent, on account of the depreciation of
their stocks and the uncertainty as to when
they would be wound up by the Auditor.
We quote them both at 25 dis.
All other Illinois Banks are at par in
Canal Bank, Cleveland. This Bank
has been closed for nearly two years, but
has passed current till within a month or
two past, as its notes were redeemed at par
by the Treasurer of the State, they are now
10 per cent dis. at Cincinnati.
The country is full of them. We have
never seen so many at this point as there
are at this time.
10s, on the Northwestern Bank of Vir-
frinia. Ttuxte seen were ou the Wellobura
Branch, the piste of which i aUitrhtly dif
ferent from thoe used by the other Branch
es. Part of the dis tre genuine, aud the
The West.
" I hear the tread of pioneers,
Of nations yet to be t
The first low wash of waves, where soon
snau roil a numan sea.
The elements of empire here
Are plastic vet and warm.
The chaos of a mighty world
Is rounding into form
Each rude and jostlint; fragment soon
Its fitting place shall find,
The raw material of a State,
Its muscle and its mind." Whitier.
This west of ours is a great country,
Look at its extent. It reaches almost
from the tide waters of the Eastern At
lantic to the low water mark of the Wes
tern Pacific, and from chilly Superior to
torrid Texas.
See how many proud States, each one
a country by itself, it includes, with their
different social systems.
Ohio and Indiana, with their old fash
ioned civilization, the growth of less than
a renefation of toil; Wisconsin, Michi
gan, and the far North-West, with their
small free labor farms, displaying the
nearest approach to practical demo
cratic equality ; Illinois with its broad
fields and vast farms to be in a few years
the highest example of the application of
capital to agriculture , Missouri and the
South-west, witn their rich plantations
representing in a new country the feud
ally of the Old World ; Utah with its
practical communism and its fanatical so
ciability ; California with its well nigh
fabulous wealth and its barbaric magnifi
cence ; and Oregon's chain of settlements
binding the forest of the western slope to
the flood of the Western ocean, as with a
brooch of human destiny.
See its prand proportions: its lakes
that would float the navies of the world
its rivers tnai coneci toe waters ot a con
tinent ; its mountains tipped with eternal
snow ; and its broad beautiful prairies
once the gardens of wild verdure and
luxuriant flora, and fast becoming the
model farms of the world.
But more noble than all this greatness
of extent and grandeur of beauty, is the
rapidity of the civilization of this glori
ous region. The tide of travel with its
spring and autumn flow and ebb, is inun
dating this West with the commerce, and
me civilization, me ricnes ana ine renne
meat of the Eastern and older regions of
the earth. Homes are peering out from
the dark richness of the prairies; and
nestling in the shadows of die old forest,
the fence of the settler intercepts. The
Indian's trail and hearthstones have sup
planted council nres.
Railroads are creating channels of traf
fio and directing the current of sympa
thies, and the locomotive as it follows the
star of Empire on its westward way
urws a nation in its train.
The past of the West is rich in bold
and daring deeds, its present is filled to
the brim with unexampled enterprise
and its future is overflowing with incon
ceivabie anticipations. Ine West is not
yet an atom of what it is to be. Though
not in the far west, the valley of the Mis
sissippi is the geographical center of North
America ; acd the richness of that no
ble stream is yet to run like a golden
thread through the very center of the
When this great Republic is a continent
wide la its extent, as it must be, the
west will be its center, and those vigor
ous young States we are building up wil
By ord
By order of the County Commissioners.
Clerk of Sarpy Co.
Bellevue, Aug. 18, 1857. 41
9TTHE co-partnership heretofore existing be-
tween tne unaeraignea in tne brick ma
king business in this city, was this day dis
solved ny mutual consent, ine debts doe the
firm, together with all its liabilities will be
settled by L. Beldon.
Bellevue, Aug. 8, 1357. 41.
jf LL persons indebted to Clarke k.
AX will come forward immediately ai
up. "A word to the wise is sufficient."
Bellevue, Aug. 12, 1897. tf.
THE Platte River Ferry Company have
their Ferry in successful operation at
This route is six miles shorter than that by
ueaar isiann, ana is a mucn better route.
will be in attendance at all times to accommo
date the traveling; public. Rates of Ferriage
as low as any otner point.
Plattimonth, Aug. 1, 157. 3m40
NOTICE. The subscribers hereby give
notice that the copartnership heretofore
existing between tbem under the name and
style of Todd & Smith, it this day dissolved
by mutual consent. All debts due to or against
the firm will be settled by Eurton W. Todd.
Bellevue, August 12, 1857. 40
the grand centers of the Confederacy.
Every prairie will teem with inhabi
tantsevery brook will turn a clattering
m il the minerals that lie beneath the
soil will be dilligently dug forth the
country shall be verdeul with faruu, and
the towns crowded with factories.
Then here, beneath fairer than Italian
skies, shall be heaped up the w?al'h, and
W0 Aaron Brown, WiJaonReynolds.Rlchard
Kimball, John Bernard.O. A. Vilie, and
all othres whom it may concern take notice
that on Friday, August 14, 1857, at 8 o'clock,
a. ai. i win appiy ai tne LAna utnee in Omaha,
tor the purpose of proving my right to pre-empt
we w. i or un rt. vy. or, in section number
18, in township number 13, in ranre number
14, and the E. i of the N. E. qr. of section
number 13, township number 13, range number
13, east of the 6th principal meridian in Ne
braska Territory.
J. 11. SMITH.
Bellevue, July 29, 1857. 2t. . i
Our stock is entirely new, terj
large, and carefully selected, and ,
by adhering strictly to the
cash system, we are able . .:
. ,i
to offer very great in-
ducements to all who
..'." may favor us with .
a call ' '
Corner of Jefferson and 27th street,.
Opposite the Fontenelle Bank,
tention of the citizens of Bellevue, Sar
py county, and the surrounding country, to
foeir new and selected stock of t
Which they offer at Wholesals and R-tall at
? rices 30 per cent, lower than ever before off
ered in this city. We can and will sell'
Goods as low if not lower than, they can be
bought in Omaha or Bluff City. Please calV
and examine for youreelves.
Bellevue, May 28, 1857.
Just nccelved, and for Safe,
And upwards.
ROESBERG, the well known Sagurrean
and Ambrotype Artist, would respectful
ly invite the eitlzens of Bellevue, and strsn
rers generally, to give him a eall at his lart-e
Tent, or Daruerrean Room, which has been
put up with a large side and sky lipht, for
taking likenesses, and having plenty of hint.
in jiiciurri can oe inue wun Dili lime snade
He also has the finest 8'oek of cases and
small frames ever brought here, which he wilt
eeu eneaper, including tne likenesses, than
sver have been sold by any other artist in this
city. He therefore trusts that all persons that
wish to obtain good and cheap likenesses to
give him a eall, at the new and large Tent,
nearir opposite the School House, and in front
of Pike,s Grocery store.
I. B. Houses, Horses and Buggies will
be copied, on short notice, but only in cloudy
weather, if called for soon, at reasonable
price, a be probably will not stay longer
man Dni ween.
39 ROESBERG, Operator.
A LARGE Stock of Furniture, consisting In
part of Wood, Rush, Spindle, Spilt Bottom.
Jenny Lind. Maple, Mahogany, Children's and
Office Chairs, Rockers, fce.i Bureau, Center,
Card, Office, Breakfast and Dinner Tables,
Leaf, Toilet, Work and Wash Stands. Office
Desks, Sofas and Sofa Lounges, Double and
Single Lounges, Trundle Beds, Bedsteads of
various kinds, Tin Safes, Mattresses, x.
Terms cash. PALMER fc AVERILL.
JUST RECEIVED, a large and fin assort
ment of Gint'a Shoes and Gaiters. . '
ANOTLER LOT of Clothing jnst reive4
PALMER . AVERILL have on hand a lot
of fin Black Doesain and Cassimer;
also, a large lot of fancy Caseimeres. Those
wishing a food article would do well to call
and examine the above. 33tr
STOVES! STOVES!! STOVES!!! myiSkt"'"'1'
THE undersirned take this method of in.
forming the citizens of Belleyue, and vicinity,
inai ne nas jusi received Uke LaaoaiT ADO
Best assortment of
Cook In k, Parlor Jt Office Stoves,
ever brought to this Territory. He would res
pectfully invite all in want of Stoves, to call
auu iiimioi j or inemseives.
I am also manufacturing
of all kinds, such as Buckets, Corrsi Pots,
rmmm, itc., te., and all articles in
uiy line 01 oillinetl.
CsTParticular attention paid to Roorme, I
Rpoutiwo and job work of every description.
All work warranted to give satisfaction. Or
ders solicited. Mv place of business is oppo-
in mi rnminf vmre. uiim, ft . T.
CUTLERY A larg assortment of Pocket
Knives, Knives and Forks, at Ol
A larg stock of READY-MADE
CLOTHING, at Eastern Prices, can be toomi
at the BELLEVUE STORE. no 30-U.
THE LARGEST LOT of Furniture aa4
Crockery ever brought to the TrrttTV,
can be found at PALMER . AVERILL'8
FLOUR, Salt, Salmon, Mackerel, aa C4
fish, at wholesale or Retail, tv