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A' TTORNEY8 AT LAW.- Rel Estate,
City Lots and Claims bought and sold.
Purchaser will do well to call at our office
and examine our li't of City Lots, fee. before
purchasing elsewhere. OlTice in Cook's new
huildin;, corner of Fifth and Main streets.
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i. a yr ' T. B. Lemon.
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yuey Nebraska 1 erritory. ly51
f'i i " C. T. Holloway,
A TrORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT
J. LAW, BelUvu, N. T. ltf
W. BT. Cook.
GENERAL LAND AND REAL ESTATE
AGENT, BelUvu City, Nebraska. 1-tf
W. IT. Longsdorf, M. D.i
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Offic on
Main, between Twenty-Fifth and Twenty
jbixth streets, Bellevue City. 33tf
'.'. . h .W. W. Harvey,
COUNTY SURVEYOR OF SARPY CO.,
. will attend to all business of Surveying,
laying but And dividing lands, surveying and
platting towns and roads. Olfic on Main
Street, Belleme, N.T. 26-tf
" - B. P. Ttankin,
A TTORNEY AND COUNSNLLOR AT
VtAW, La PI ttte, N. T.
F. E. Shannon,
C OMMISSION fc FORWARDING MER.
J CHANT, St. Mary' Landing Mills Co.,
Iowa. - . 2-tf
' . . Peter A. Sarpy.
i" FORWARDING & COMMISSION MER
; CHANT. Bellevue. N. T., Wholesali
Indian Goods, Horses, Mules, and
D. J. Sullivan. II. D..
.THYSICIAN and SURGEON. Office
JL' )ad of llrosdway. Council Blufla, Iowa
WM. R. SMITH. i. H. SMITH
' Smith & Brother,
i TTORNEYS A. COUNSELLORS at LAW
j aad . Dealers in Real Estate, Bellevue,
.Nebraxka Territory, will attend faithfully and
promptly to buying and felling Real Estate,
City Lots, Claims, and Land Warrants. Office
mt the uenton House. . t 21-tom
THOS. MACON. AVQ. MACON
- jacon Brother,
A TTORNEYS AT LAW k. LAND ACTS.
Omaha City, Nebraska. ' Offic on cor
ner of Farnham and Fourteenth. Streets. Hit
, .. . , D. H, Solomon.
, A TTORNEY and COUNSELLOR AT
v LAW, GUnwood, Mills Co., Iowa, prac
tices in all the Courts of western Iowa and
Nebraska, and th Supreme Court of Iowa.
Land Agency not in th Programme, no 4-tf
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1 FASHIONABLE Hair Cutting, Shaving,
Dving, and Bathing Saloon, third door
wast of to Eiehasg Bank, Omaha, N. T.
,Omaha, Oct 1, 187. 47
vi . Quitav Seeger,
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NEER, Executes Drawing and Palatine
of ery atria and description. Also, all
business in his line.
Office on Gregory street,
v, Iowa. ' l-tf
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THE PROPRIETOR OF THE ABOVE
LARGE AND POPULAR
O T EL,
To the Public, and will render
To the wants of HIS GUESTS.
J. T. ALLEN.
Bellsrue, Oct. 23, 18rA. 1-tf ,
Greene, "Wearo & Benton,
BANKF.RS AND LAW AGF.NTS, Council
Bluffs, Potowattami comity, Iowa,
(ireene tc Weare, Cedar Rapids Iowa.
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Collections made; Taxes paid; and Lands
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Snyder & Sherman,
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cil Blutft, lown, will practice their profeeslon
in all the Courts of Iowa and Nebraska. -
All collections entrusted to their care, at
tended to promptly.
F.special attention given to buying and sell
inpr real estate, and making pre-emptions In
Nebraska. : ,. '
Deeds, Mortagea, and other instruments of
writing drawn with dispatch; acknowledg
ment ia Ken, ace, k.c.
(r Offic west aid of Madison street,
just above Broadway.
nov la i-tr.
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ATTORNEY AND f OCXCELOR AT LAW
GENERAL LAUD AGENT,
AND NOTARY PUBLIC,
riattsmouth, Cass Co. JV. T.
ATTENDS to business In any of th Courts
of this Territory. Particular attention paid
to obtainine and locating Land Warrants, col
lection of debts, an taxes paid. Letters of
inquiry relative to any parts of the Territory
answered, if accompanied with a fee.
Hon. Lyman Trumbull, U. S. S. from Ills.;
Hon. James Knox, M. C. " ,
Hon. O. H. Browning, Quincy, " .
Hon. James W. Grimes, Governor of Iowa.
Hon. H. P. Bennett, Did to C. from N. T.
Green, Weare A. Benton, Council Bluffs, I.
Nuckolls 4. Co., Glenwood, Iowa. 23lf.
Ira A. W. Buck,
J" AND and General Agent. Pre-Emptlon
i Tapers prepared, Land Warrants bought
and sold. Office in th Old Stat House, over
th U. S. Land Office.
Hon. A. R. Gillmorc, Receiver, Omsha. .
Hon. Knos Ixwe, '
Hon. S. A. Strickland, Belleviie.
Hon. John Finney,
Hon. J. Sterling Morton, Nebraska City.
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umanii June xut io.m.
H. T. CLASH.
A. M. CLARKE.
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STEMBOAT AND COLLECTING
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Sealers in F;ne Lumber, Doors, Sash,
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5T Direct Goods care Clarke & Dro
P. A. SARPY,
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Still continues the above bnsiness at
ST. MARYS, IOWA, & BELLEVUE,
Merchants and Emigrants will find their
goods promptly and carefully attended to.
P. S. I have the only WAREHOUSE for
storage at th above named landings.
St. Marys, Feb. 2(tb, 1857. 21-tf-i
Tootle & Jackson,
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: CHANTS, Council Bluffs city, Iowa.
Havins a Larce and Commodious Warehouse
on the Levee at the Council Bluffs landing,
are now prepared to receive and store, all
kinds of merchandise ami produce, will receive
and pay charge on all kinds of freigtb so
that Steam Boats will not be detained as they
have been heretofore, in getting some one to
receive freight, when th consignees are absent.
' RtrcRRNccst Livermoor at Cooley, 8. C.
Davis k Co. and Humphrey, Putt A Tory, St,
Louis, Mo.; Tootle Fafrleigh, St. Joseph,
Mo, , J. 8. Cheneworth at Co., Cincinnati Ohlo
W. F. Coulbonch, Burlington, Iowa. - ! l-tf
. BOYES & CO'S
Florence, Nebraska, In Main Sr.
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NEBRASKA, THURSDAY. DECEMBER 17. 1857.
T fHASI.r.S MATKAV.
Were th lonely acorn never bound
In th nide cold grasp of the rotting ground;
Did the rigid frost never harden up
The mould above Its bursting cup ;
: Were it never soak'd In the rain and hall,
Or ehlird by the breath of the wintry gale,
It would not sprout in the sunshine free,
' Or give the prom ise of a tree ; . '
It would not spread to th summer air
Its lengthening boughs and branches fair,
To form a bower where in starry nights,
Younglove might dream unknown delights )
Or stand in the woods among Its peers,
Fed by the dews of a thousand years.
Were never Hie dull, unseemly ore
Dragg'd from th depth wher it slept of
Were it never cast Into searching flame,
To be purged of im- urity and shame;
i Were it never moisten 'mid burning brands,
Or bruis'd and beaten by stalwart hands,
It would never be known as a thing of worth;
It would never emerge to a nobler birth ;
It would never be form'd Into mystic rings
To fetter love's erratic wings ;
It would never shine amid priceless gems,
On the girth of imperial diadems ;
Nor become to the world a power and a pride
' Cherished, adored and defied.
So thoit, O man of a noble soul,
Btarlliiii in view of a glorious goal,
Wert thou never exposed to the blasts for
lorn . The storms of sorrow th sleets of scorn
- Wert thou never refined in pitiless fire,
. From the dross of thy sloth and mean desire;
Wert thou never taught to feel and know
That the truest love has it roots in woe,
Thou wouldst never unriddle the complex
Or reach half way to th perfect man ;
Thou wouldst never attain th tranquil
Where wisdom purifies the sight,
And God unfolds to th humblest gaz
The bliss and beauty of Hi ways.
. Our Native Land.
BY MRS. JANR MARIA MCAI.
Our dear native land with a palace or cot
Be th climate serene, or all f riged the spot
'Mid Amo's green vales, or the desert's hot
The sweetest of climes Is our dear native land.
Though ever ao rugged, and wintry, and wild,
Who love not the sod that ha loved when a
Who loves not the wood, where in boyhood he
The green, where he aported, the games that
he played ? i
The stream, that rushed down from its home
in the hill?
The river, that rolled by the clattering mill ?
Th dam, the little fish o'erleaptd iu their
The rock, shooting up through a tempest of
The sacred old homestead, all shorn of ita
Where loved ones were born, and lamented
The hay-mow, the garden, the orci.Jrd, the
With its cool dripping waters, that chimed as
A light gilds the wave where he tossed the
. . first book,
To eatch the bright minnows that glanced
tli rough th brook ;
His time-sobered pulses with boyhood re
Where shot his fleet aled down the snow-cov-.
ered hill ;
Where, pausing at morn, on his pathway to
Hs plied his new skates on the lee-coated
Or waded the drift that were piled by the
To limn the white banks with his frolicsome
Oh, mem'ry paints raptures that manhood, in
Woidd barter the wealth of the world to re-
, ' gainl '
And clothes with a halo of beauty and truth,
The friends o his boyhood, the home of his
Though life may have charms on a far for
. eign shore, ...
lie sighs, a he asks : - Shall I see them no
An alien, 'mid acen th most lovely or grand,
The heait has no borne but Ita dear native
A question has been raised in one of
our courts, whether a blind man can be
made liable far a bill payable at sight,
The lawyer t p ptuzled.
From the Florence Courier.
Valley of Hie IMalte and Loup
Fork.-" Agricultural St at 1st lea.
Ed. Courier. In order that the sta
tistics and estimates which I am nbuul to
preuent to your readers inny lie clearly
understood, I nhnll civo a rery brief de
scription of the Valley, and a short histo
ry of its first settlement.
That section to which this communica
tion more directly refers, is nituatud be
tween the. Elkhorn river (about twenty
miles west of 1-lorence) and denoa (on
the north side of the 1'lntte and Loup
Fork Rivers,) comprising a tract of lund
extending about eighty miles east and
west, and from three to seven miles north
and south, fretnont is the nrsi settle
ment in the Valley, almut fourteen miles
west of the Elkhorn, leaving the tract
less than seventy miles in length. The
settlements and improvements confined
within these bounduries only are recogniz
ed m the statistics. Some rery important
and thriving settlements have already been
made in the immediate neighborhood, for
ming very valuable tributaries to the Vul
ley ; but as they are outside, I shnll pass
them by. The country is perfectly level,
the soil of a rich, loamy character, well
watered, and containing plenty of good
heavy limber. It is well adapted to agri
cultural purposes, as has been fully demon
strated lust Summer.
The first claim was staked out on the
tenth of May, 18.30, by Geo. Emerson.
On the 19th of the same mouth he moved
on to it with his family. His was the
first family that settled west of the Elk
horn. ' In order to reach his claim, he
was compelled to go to Fontenelle, then
cross with his goods in two canoes, swim
the cattle across, and draw the wagon
over by ropes. Isaac Albertson made a
claim on Shell Creek, some six miles
further west, on the same day, but did
not bring his family out until the next
Fall. During that Summer but few set
tlements were made, and not more than
twenty familip remained there over win
ter. But little was clone in the way of
improvements building or breaking.
Indeed, it may be said that the work of
improvement and permanent settlements
did not commence until the Spring of
Owing to the lateness of the Spring,
which all rery well remember, but few
persons could get out to their claims before
the latter part of May. Their cattle
were then nearly worn out hay and other
provender was scarce, and being too ear
ly for grass, they could not do as much
breaking as they had intended. Had the
season been ' favorable, as much more
would have been broken up and planted.
No corn was planted before June, and a
great deal of it not until near the , loiter
part. Ail but about eighty acres was
" sod corn." Hut let us see how many
acres of corn were planted, under all these
Monroe County 450
Platte " 2D7
Dodge " U6(i
Total number of acres of corn 1713
This may be considered wmelhing. Es
timating the average yield at fifty bushels
per acre which is certainly very low
we have for the different counties the fol
lowing neat figures :
Total number of bushels 8-3.615
This is quite a nice little " pile" of corn
to be raised iu one season. Let us esti
mate its value in dollars and cents. Corn
is now selling at hf'.y cents per bushel
At this price we hare, as the value of the
com crop, the handsome sum of $41,HJ7,-
50. This is so much wealth added to the
Territory, as otherwise we would have
been compelled to send to lowa, Missou'
ri, or some other suite for the supply.
The notatoe crop comes nsxt, and the
numher of acres planted foot up as tol
Monroe County 10.'
Dodge " 19
Total ' 131
A better crop of potatoes I have never
seen any where, and to estimate the yiel
at 2001 bushels to the acre is rather low
But nt this rate we have a crop of 26,800
bushels. These, at 60 cents per bushel
(the present market price,) foot up $13,.
400,00 as the value of the potatoes.
Already the reader may begin to form
some idea of the wealth of this Valley, as
well as ihe) industry and enterprise of it
iii.'cni. Tt'H iv haw aiiilii r iti-ni front'
' T '! ' - v-t'-"--tt .. .. j
which they may form an idea of the
amount of of slock already there. The
number of tons of liny put up during the
Summer, foot up as folic
At $0 per ton, we hnve for iho value
of our hay, $l'J,U7g. Tutting tho whole
miiltwr into a nutshell, we hnve the value
of our products in the Vulley of tho
Platte and Loup Fork, as follows i
Corn S1'-N)7 CO
Potatoes 13,400 00 ,
Hay 12,072 00
Total ralue e(VS,279 50
Th-ne nmy be considered veryfuir fig
ures, and they are by no means fuuey
sketches creations of (hu imagination
but real fuels, which can be verified be
yond a doubt. They were gathered from
lersoiial observations, and from each set-
Other products have been raised in
abundance. Some buckwhent was sown,
from which a large yield was received.
One man sowed three pocks, and gather
ed 40 bushels. Melons we had in abun
dance. The Chinese Sugar Cane was
found to thrive, and garden vegetables
Improvements of different kinds have
advanced rapidly. Three steam mills are
now iu active operation. At Cleveland,
a splendid, large hotel has been erected.
At Columbus there is another, and all
along the Valley fine, comfortable houses
have been erected.
Quite a number of towns hare been
laid out, some of which hare grown con
siderablyothers not so much. At the
head of the list stands Cleveland. The
proprietors are men of energy, weens
and influence, and have gone to work
with an energy and zeal that yields to no
obstacles. Its location is such as inuat
give it importance, and attract the atten
tion of settlers and capitalists. Its future
will be bright and prosperous.
J have now presented the reader with
facts. I leave him to draw his own in
ferences, and arrive at such conclusions
as his common sense must dictate,
Whether Platte Valley holds out any in
ducements to settlers, is for him to decide.
l ours, &c, , M. ,
California Farming. ;
Our readers will doubtless be interested
with the following accounts of farming in
California, conducted on a large scale ;
and some valuable hints may be obtained
by farmers in the eastern portion of the
Union, from the thorough and systematic
arrangements. V e copy from the lie-
port of the Committee to visit Farms, Sic.,
appointed by the California Agrirultural
Society, made to the Society last autumn,
as given in the California Farmer.'
From Sacramento we rode to the farm
of J. C. Davis, Esq., about twelve miles
west of that city, on the Puto creek.
This farm took the first premium of your
Society last year, and Mr. Davis has been
incessant in his efforts in improving Ins
su ck, orchards, buildings, and indeed ev
ery thing connected with his extensive
premise. His farm contains about 8000
acres of land 1000 enclos.nl by a good
fence. Ihe water is raised by steam
f rom the bed of the creek, in such quan
tities as to enable him to irrigate a large
portion of his lands. He has a large
peach orchard, and an extensive variety
of other fruit trees, besides several thou
sand grape vines, which are producing
very abundantly this year. His barns,
stables, corrals and arrangements for stock
are all on an extensive scale, and aduu
rablv arranged for the Durnose intended
Mr. Davis has 3000 head of cuttle and
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about the same number of sheep, . He is
using every effort to improve the quality
of his stock by introducing the best breed,
and by this means the value of his stock
u rapioiy increasing every year, lie nas
raised this year 400 hundred acres of
wheat and barley, which has yielded over
30 bushel to the acre. He has about 150
head of horses, some of which are of a
About three miles farther of the Puto
is the extensive fanning establishment of
Generis Hutchinson and C E. Green.
They have 1800 acres of land enclosed
with a good fence, besides a large tract of
unenclosed adjoining. One thousand acres
of wheat and barley have been harvested
this season, and notwithstanding the ex
tremely dry summer which has caused
such extensive failures of the cereal crops
in other parts of the State, the crops on
this farm hare been comparatively good.
One field containing 20 acres of wheat
ai d barley, averaged 73 bushels to the
acre. It I but fair, howcter, locate that
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the fluid had been previously used for a 1
hog pasture. They have cut this year
luoo tons of tiny, for ranch purposes and
for baling and marketing. ' All the requt '
sites for farming in the most systematic '.
manner arc to 1q niet with on a large (
scale, at this place. lilacksmiihs and car
enters are constantly employed , in ina
ing and kreping in order the implements
nccessury for no large a farm. As a com
plete system of farming for grain grow
ing, it is fseldom that its equal can be found
in this or any other stnto. Its work stock
c insists of AO mules, 24 horses, 24'oxea;
and about 100 heud of American!
cows and young stock, and 500 hogs..
They have 20 wagons, 50 plows, 25 liar ,
rows, 2 rigid horse-power threshing ma
chines, 7 reapers and mowers, 4 hay pres
es, niid of other farming- implements va
rieties uorruopouding in extent with those ,i
enumerated. ., ,,
Ouk Knoll Farm, of 1100 acres, f near
San Jose,) divided into seven ' fields, con"
mining 580 acres tillage, 350 acres pas
ture, 250 acres, woodland, The main
business is gram growing, and to which,
llio most attention is paid. Four hundred
and fifty ucres have been under "cultiva
tion in wheat, barley, rye' and oats, this',
past season. A puitof the seed is drilled
in, and a part plowed in with gang plows,
in each case with a satisfactory result,
In tho centre of this portion of the farm
is a stone grancry of 11,000 bushels ca1
pacity. A firo-proof tool house and a.
frame barn of large size, for storage of
hay and grain in sacks, and other use.
The bridges, roads and gates in good or '
der and convenient bud the whole, orna
mented with shade trees in lines
The appearance of the stock in the'pas
lure fields bears evidence of the richness
of the feet), all having ample shade and
water ; this last led from pipes from a,
main aqueduct, one and a quarter miles
in length The corrals near the ! house'
connect with the pasture. These art con'
veuieut, having sheds , for.shelier and.au
ample supply of water in each'. ,
The dairy-house which i of stone,' ii
convenient to the house and corrals ; the
floor cemented, the roof plastered and
ventilated the milk-stands of oak. The
dairy stock is small in number, but choice
iu quality, docile and sleek. rw - f.
Ihe working stock all have good stabler
accommodations ; and the winter's feed
provided in nine large canvass-capped.
The stables, wagon-shed blacksmith and
carpenter shops are large and convenient!
ricar by are the buddings occupied by th
foreman, gar doer and farm bands.. The
chicken coop and sly have not been neg
lected, being with the dairy a profitable
source of income' nnd subsistence, r
The house and out-buildings are so ar-.
ranged, that while perfectly convenient
and gua-ded against tire and risk, as to
harmonize with the surrounding landscape,
whose natural beauties are increased by
clumps of Eveagreens, hedges of Roses,
Locust and Osage Orange, planted be
tween the orchards. Water is led into
the house and stables, raised for the pur
pose by horse power the waste runiung
oif into the sheep yard and styes. ,
i ne orcnai u is oi ou acres, containing
about 9000 fruit trees and 6000 vines of
choiee varieties. A vineyard of 3000 fori
eign vines, and a small nursery of graft)
cd fruit. The whole subsoiled, and weed
kept under by cultivators made oa.tbe
place. This orchard has means of irri
ga'ion to the amount of 30,000 gallons
er day : but this practice is not fol
owed. ... r- 1
The workin? stock for the farm is twen
ty American horse and mules (he tools
ample, and of the. newest and best paterns
and varieties. The ordinary werkins)
for e is a foreman, gardner, choretnan
and four hands. ; The trades of black;
smith, carpenter and wagon maker being
included iu these. By such combination
of labor materially decreasing the cost of
production and improvement.
Who Daoerto That T Lately a gen
tleman of Chicago was accompanying
two ladies to the panorama of the Arctic
Expedition, when in crossing Market
street, he stepped en a hogshead hoop
which flew dp and struck him across tus
not rery handsome nose. , . , . , , ,
"Good heavens ladies r be exclaimed,
" which of you dropped that T
A sailor dropped out of the riggioff of
a ship of war, some fifteen or twenty Xee,
and fell plump on the-head of the first
lieutenant. , ' ' , " "
" Wretch !" eair! the' officer, after
had gathered himself ap,'" where the d-
:i j:j m j t '-
li uiu you wino irura i - !...
An sure I came from the taonh of
Ireland J yer honor."
Total eclipse of the eunas the bey
said when he fell into tht well. - .'. i