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THURSDAY, JANUARY 21 J IMS.
The Nebraska Newt, published at Ne
braska City, came eut a abort time aince
with an article, urging the necessity end
advantage of annexing the South riatte
District to Kansas, ana urged as tnemoit
prominent mon,, thai Jit was t ri!,,r.
climate in Kansas than in Nebraska.
This IstUa same, reason for such annexe,
lion. VI fwfc iron by an old woman who
-er the disputed Itna- between the-ptintlpltr;-for the chahce""f position "of
era boettderyrf ' Main "and Ctfnada, Sphk:l!WidtoirtVd 'aiid ''rebukcj
vhn the question was finally settlo-lfor his frenchery to',' principle .see, hitrt
'and by the settlement of'such line, the
ldjadgrfiuud she was , is j the ,,1iuicd
States instead of Canada aha expressed
herself tnuch pleased with, the re milt, for
he' taid it was $nuch 'folder in CannJa
tlKian tn theTiateJ States. , In! tho .lust
number of the News, we . find the some
question raised and an additional reason
given, which is, that a bill had been in-
roduced into the Nebraska Legislature
y Mri Robb of Otoe, proposing to form
new county by the name aud style of
Strickland County, out of the Counties of
Otoe and Cats, and .finally,'' whirungly
rays that wishes to be set '. off,. Sew,
South Platte an4 all, from Omaha, ar.d
.North riatte. j We quote to Mihuw more
learly the agony of theNews; ! "At all
events let us take measures to dismember
Nebraska Territoryand , separata our
elves from Omaha and North Platte.
The exigency of the times demand it.
It is our only hope-our salvation.' ' '
j -Now to a reader unacquainted with all
.the facts, it would appear that there was
some wrong somewhere, but we will ex
plain. A man by the name of Morton
settled at DHvue about four years ago.
Ie ran for the; Legislature from that
place. Owing to a small amount of cor
ruption on the part of one named ,T. B.
Cuming, the people of Bellerue were not
permitted to be heard in the halls of the
first Nebraska Legislature, whereupon
Mr. Morton wrote and said ' publicly and
privately, many "hard and naughty words
gainst this man Cuming, and the r bal
ance of. the Omaha clique, . swearing he
would fight them as long as he lived, but
having' an overweening and agonising de
ire to become a' great wea pulitically,
and iecing no better chance for. getting
into the Legislature from Bellevu, and
getting withall unpopular with'the people,
concluded to go south of the Hattf , and
edit e paper furnished him by the propri
etors of Nebraska City, and by ringing
troocly the changes on Cuming and cor-
fuptiou, ruii 1 into the ' Legislature, and
thus realised his fondest hopes of human
greatness. Thus far he succeeded, for
LU paper did contain more billinsgate and
low Tulgar flings at Cuming and corrup
tion, than was ever set in type . by , man
He also succeeded in getting into the
Legislature; but we soon find him cheek
Vy iole with one T. B. Cuming,1 and no
liciting said Cuming's recommendation
(or his, Cuming's, place as .Secretary, ,uf
Nebraska. lathis, we find the people of
fcU-oWn county lakiag small notes of his
action, by Way of leaving him at home the
next 'election v Desperatioa now scuei
hiui. He writes his own obituary and
earkatures to the public bis departure up
Salt Creek, and forgiving those who had
taken note of his previous conduct at the
election, quietly resigns himself to the
pleasure of driving a fine spuu of fast
boo tailed mares. The fancy and fun of
this kind of amusement wearing away he
slides off to the Hast on a tour for his
health iu search of that pleasure produced
by the forgetfulness of the past, thinking journmeat, several resolutions wore pass
that his absence from the Territory might j ed one roinpfimentary to the Speaks of
hive created some little regret and more i the Honse, (I was not in the Semite the
jmpalhy for him among tliase who had , Kline may have been done there) for the
taken such note of hia conduct, ; he hur- I able and impartial manner in which he
rlea baek; arrives just on the heels of an
important election, when the people of the
Territory were in a feverish state of ex
ertetaent as to who should go o Congress,
and 6ndiofC his ow.i county overwhelm
iogly oc I'ergusen, man he had spared
na paiaa Ufidtcule privately, he jumps in
fMriUiealijf of course to his support,
rjdes pa the currant of popular tide, and
ridee If phirality rata into the Legisla
ture ef Nebraska. A new idea had now
seized him- - Once luora ia power, and
fraai appearances the last time, the most
urust be made out of the oecaiou, . Ke
the News, bis organ, with the name of
a'u Individual at the bead as the editor
Ira had brought to this country, commenc
es to pour oil upon the waters,' and here
Jjeojduti reminds us vf theby uUnf
fore J to tell a tanner a dug skin. Says
tho taiiurr, it it a fat or lean ikin ? Says
the boy in answer, it ia the gol darnest
almighties! fat est dog akin you ever law.
h Jhit says the tanner it may be too fat.
Hut ay the boy again, it is not m gol
darned almighty fat after all.
time above mentioned, so saiJ Morton
through his papers-publishing the wrongs
committed against he Territory by Cum
wing and the Omaha alume ! but they are
not so much wrong after all, providing al
ways he ran get to be - speaker of the
House of Representatives, and get Oina
ha votes to make him.sucL .How well
he succeeded is too well known to need a
remark, j ;iVhatn spectacle for consistent
cy ! Morton of Uioe, getting the entire
vote of the Omaha delegation, for Speak
er, and tatting a t complete -somerset' on
writing n.i colleagues j down ".Muggins
es' find " Nincompoops," and having fail
ed to impress the people and Legislature,
of the immensity of his real ''importance,
m tluV last jLigifaUye Co'vp. idt tul,
li opens up through his ttrgaii, ftnd thro'
tlte grinder thereof, the project of sepa
rating tho South llutte front tho North ;
and thus having secured power' in anoth
er quarter, he is ripe for treason again.
Morton, why do you not stand , up to the
rack and show as clear a hand as your
olght colleagues, fighting on, fighting ev
er for principle, that you may be respect
ed y yourself and those you ire ly ev
ery principle of right, ; bound . to work
with I - .Yon havo taleut, you have abili
ty, you only lack honesty and we sn'y
lo you In candor, that wo believe there is
not pne hundred men south of tho J'latie
River, that would show the treasonable
hand of disunion to the Territory. We
believe there U more loyally in the peo
ple of crery , secu'on ' of this;, Territory,
thai) you give them credit for. I We ad
mire the beautiful streams, ' the Invitin?
groves, the Vast and ontold resources of
the' rich and fertile South ' Riatte.; We
glory iu the fast growing! and largely
populated city of Omaha, with its splen
did brick edifices, and the entire North
Platte, with its unparalleled advancement
iU all that is desirable to civili.ed man ;
and we could never look idly on and wit
ness any project for nny purpose tf per
sonal ambition, 'or any other course j for
the dismemberment, of any portiou of our
' 'i . .... i 1 .
iair attu beautiful territory, (i t .
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Etoarjici;,. N. T.; Jan. 19, ISHH. "'
Friend Burt .'Since my last '.etier,
the Legislature has worked as a Legisla
tive body should, harmoniously, wisely,
with freedom and punctuality. A number
of very imprtant bills have been passed,
among which Hand most promiuent, one
creatinz a new election district in th
northern part of Douglas County ; a bill
providing for a Criminal Code ; a Hnme-
rtead bill ; and an an to provide for the
re-location cf the seal of Government.
Thn In mentioned bill is regarded as an
able document It provides for the ap
pointment of fo'ir Commissioner, whose
duty it shall be to select a poiut, lay off i
lownr..1"4 disproof the lots; the pro
coeds of whieh are to be expended in
erecing a Suitable building, otj buildings,
for ihc aiTommpdatjoii of the Legislature,
What could Jhs fairer than this ? ( It takes
the whole matter out the hands t on
scrupulous speculators, besides defraying
all the expenses iucurrcd," without begums
from Uncle Sain," .The locution is to be
iii tho iuterinr, at soiue poiut on the 1'latte
River, and not further west than the flth
Principal Meridian, the Commissioners
appointed arc, S. F. NuckoU. of Otoe
County; W.I). McCord, of Cass: John
Finney, of Sarpy; and Elisha R. Ham
ilton, of Wi Islington, all honorable men.
On Saturday night, at 12 o'clock, both
Houses adjourned, him die., ' lMore ad-
presided ; to which Mr. Decker replied
briefly in his own happy style. Every
thing was done with that decorum at.d
digiuty whkb always should characterize
Legislative, bodies.. It undoubtedly would
hare been different, had Oinnha bullies
keen present; bnt. thank God. they did
not consider Florence a' congenial pot.
and thus the members were not cursed
with their presence, and their delibera
tions were undisturbed.
Undoubtedly the members all fell re
lieved when they heard the lost sound of
the Speakers gavil, which sold thai their
labors were ended, and their work com
pleted.' The session has been an event
ful ouc, and will ever be a meinoable
j one ; ont in wfticli the souls of the mem.
- ' tr were tried, a I t firt , and in which
the dearest right of freemen were brought
to a critical test ; and inobocracy and oli
garchy received a rebuke, prompt and
withering. . .
v I cannot but believe thatthe people will
feel proud of this Legislature for (he course
it has taken.. When an efTort was made
by aft unscrupulous minority, aided by a
mob,' to clog the wheels of legislatin,and
cleave down the declared right of the
people, and the majority, to make their
own laws, they stood up in the defence of
those rights, and the course of the people.
An excited mob; an indignent and self
important, accidental Executive, together
with the free offer of gold, could not
swerve' them from 'the path'of duty anil
integrity. They knew that to yield,
would be to act tho traitor to jtheir( friends,
that the would prore faithless td 1 the ni
sei ves fa ithlens to thelreflntihier.
laitmess to'trre country or'ttieir acoption,
and Taithless to the eterna principles of
Democracy, as embodied in the Declara
tion il our Independence, and with . those
sentiments of right and honor ii their
hearts, they took their rtamt: An efTor,
was innde to buy somo ot them', btt failed.
They stood firm to the last hour and min
ute, in the defence of the . peoplo and
right and if their labor is lost, and the
Territory remains without laws for an
other year, they are not sponsible for
the consequences. , ....
!On the same night a supper compli
mentary to the Legislature, was tfiven at
the Willet House, by the citizeas, at which
Gov, Riclardion was present. ( Others
from Ouiuha were also there. ; .
- The following toast was offered by Kx
Gov. Hn'ggs i " To his Excellency,1 Gov.
Richardson, the first live Governor of Ne
braska, that has ever been in Florence."
A notorious fact be it said to tho ci tdit of
the former Excellencies. Every thing
passed o(T pleasantly.
,'.'4 1 . ...
' DON. :
til. It .Itf.j tr .i..,.fV 4X-
Communication from (iovcruor
Itlcburdson, and a llcply
The following communication was re
ceieved by the Council and House of Rep
resentatives, on the 13ilu
Execvtits Orrict, Omaha City N. T
' January 12th, 1S5S.
Hn. L. L. HowtM, J. H. Campbell
E. A. D ii. i, Committee.
" (itRTLti;.' ' 1 '
l 1 received from yo.
on yesterday, the following preamble and
He 'it resolved by the Council and
I louse of Representatives of the Territory
of Nebraska, that whereas it is understood
that his Excltvney, tho Governor of the
Territory, the Hon.-William A. ltienara-
son, has arrived at Omaha City, then be it
Resolved, That a joint Committee, con
sisting of one member of the Council and
two of tho House, be appointed to wait
upon his Excellency and inform him that
the Council ami the House ot Kepresent
atives of the Territory of Nebraska are
now in session at Florence, having been
forced to adjourn to that the nearest plice
of safety, by the disorganizing and turbu
lent acts of a minority of their own body,
nided by 'he violence of an unrestrained
mob at Omaha, causing a well grounded
apprehension as to the personal safety of
the majority, and requesting his Excell
ency to communicate with the Legislature
at this place nt his earliest convenience."
I deem it t be my duty under existing
nrcimwtances, ns an act oi courtesy -uue
from me to-'you as members of the IegiiM
lative Assembly1 of ' Nebraska, " to -stnte
frnu'.ty that I looking at the question as a
mere hgal one, I cannot recognize 'that
portion f the members or tne iAe tsiature
now oHsembled at Florence as the Coun
cil and House of Uepretont ities of this
Territory. : ' ' 1 ' - "ll
Hy reHerence to tho Organic Aet, See.
13, it will be wen that tha power to locate
and establish the-' Seat f Government is
conferred upn the 4'(iovernor and Legis
lative Assembly." Under that authority
Omuha City, IniIaw trounty, was deter
mined upon as said seat of Ooverninent by
an act of tho- Territorial Legislature, ap
proved, January the 30th, A. 1). 1S-M.
Omaha City must continue to be the only
legal place of holding tho sessions of the
Legislature, unless some other placa is
fixed upon by the joint action of the Gov
ernor and Legislative Assembly.
1 have been unable to find any enact
mont upon tho Statute books of the Terri
tory, making such change, und in its ab
sence tho liKlature eon only !Misact its
business lelly at Omaha City, in Doug
las county. -
Jlut, should it be insisted that this
change is but temporary, and not de:gued
as a removal of the Seal of Government,
even then, if I have beeu properly inform-
ed, the proceeding is not authorized by
, 'j', 1 unJf fIud ?Uowi"W
the facts: The House of Representatives
without reflerence to the action of the
Council, or the approval of the Governor,
upou a mere motion adjourned to Florence
The Council, also independent of the
House and the Executive, adjourned to
meet at the same piece. If now I should
recoganize the meeting at Florence as the
legislative Assembly of the Territory,
what it the doctrine which I endorse f Is
it not that either branch of the legislature,
without the concurent action of the other,
has the power to adjourn to meet at any
place it may select f a doctrine, the, estab-ih-hnient
and rpprration c f w-hRh might at
some future day rresent the strange spec-j
taclc. of a Council at one place, the House
at another, and the Executive at still an-
other. I cannot endorse a doctrine from
the opperation of which such consequences
; Without inquiring into or expressing in
opinion upon thejirsnsactions said to have
taken place prior to my arrival, in the Ter
ritory, I deem it sufHcient foil me to': aay
that the Capitol is the r-Isco of yoiir rinht
and your duty as Legislators; aud, havtng
entered upon the diKhsrge of the functions
of the Executive office, 1 am prepared to !
guarantee that no act of violence by any
moo or set of men will be perpetrated up
on the rights of persons of the members
f the legislature, while in the discharge
of their duties as such. The fullest and
most mnple protection Is warranted to free
uoni in discussion and independence in ac
tThe public rtecessJtvf red u ires that tliel
legislature, ''shdulif proceed t6 tusiness
qnd TfoTrnitrBppr6printe auiTe's
... i r- i :z . T"'
would be klrtjetliiily jriiityni? therefore
to me if vou would return to the Capita
accept the proton; vyhich it is my duty ,
and my pleasure to tender to the Repre
sentatives of the people,' and by just and
needful legislation." relieve the citizens of
ihi Territory from the apprehension of
being left' for another year without suffi
cient laws for that absolute protection
which is guaranteed by the Constitution of
the V. S. '
I scarcely need add, gentlemen, that no
one fgrets so sincerely as I do the neces-
sitv which comnels me unon the first as-,
sumption of the duties of my otfice to tl if-
for with the majority of the members ofensU), as the Legislative ASMemply nqw
the Legislative Assembly. Nothing but in seion at Florence has never assumed
a conviction so clear as to leave no doubt , that th rent of .Government of oar Ter
upon my mind, would induce me to take j ritory had been removed to that place,
upon inyselt so great a, responsibility.
Hwt the line of duty, is so plainly marked
I should be faithless to the trust confided
iu me if I should for a moment falter or
I have the honor to be, gentlemen,
, i Yovr obedient servant,
W. A. RICHARDSON,
' . Governor of Nebraska.
1-icisi.ATivE Hall, )
""'"'y January 14, 1S58.
To his Excellency, Wm. .f. RUhardson.
Sir;- We have the honor of being in
receipt of your communication of the 12th!
Respect for the high office which you
hold, as well as justice to ourselves, de
mand a reply.
The candor and frankness of your com-
mun cation we anticipated from one whose
name is part of the history . of our Great ;
Wesu The same candor and frankness j
in our reply will, we teel assuie4t, not
Acquainted as you af"c with the genius
of our government V experienced as you
are in matters ot legislation ; devoted as
has been so large a portion 'of your life
to making laws for your Country ; we deem
it necessary to urge upon yohr1 Excellen
cy how vitally important ft" is to the hap
piness and well-being of any people, that
those whom .they may cnoose to make tne
laws under which they are to live, should
be unintlueh'.'ed by any intruding outside
pressure free to act and vote according
to the dictates of their own judgement and
the known wants aud wishes of their
Among tne many safeguards erected in
our couutry to secure the happiness of the
people, . we know of none more important
to possess, none in the overthrow of which
more mischief , would result, i Without it,
the people have no assurauce of laws such
as they desire, and our govertunent virtu
ally becomes au oligarchy, the, inob few
controlling the moderate iuapy.
We submit a case in poiut. .
Thq, Legislature, ine and organize at
tne place apiwmieu uy law. i-ney pro
ceed to legislate upou some subject in it
self a legitimate matter of legislative ac
tion. The bill is obnoxious-. to the.' few
immediately surrounding their-, locality,
but dejuanded by the wishes of the great
majority of the people, a made known
by a majority ot their representatives. A
few become. violent wid threatening.
Legislative action is no longer free.
Votes are cast, not in accordance with the
dictates of reason or the known wishes of
constituents, but with reference to the
views of an excited lobby and threatening
intruder within their bar,' winked at by
a sympathizing executive. ' '
Whut course is to be taken ?
Three suggest themselves. " '
1st, To withdraw the bill producing
the excitement. To do this is to allow
...;n t... ,n ,k
wrh force, a course which every true
lover of his couutry hesitates long before
adopting, as it would give to our history,
i .vHiji wv.wc
as it has given to the history of our sister
Territory, a story of Uood.
I r . .
.l ' i i.C. .u. i.i kJ
free and untrammelled , where a majority
of the Legislature might carry out the
wishes of the people. Under ahnilar cir-
caimrtsnces, this was the course which a
majority of the Nebraska Legislature
deemed best to lake, and opon their pow
er lo do so, we wish in all frankness and
candor to express our views. - '
The Legislature once having ' met and
organized at the seat of Government, we
know of no law, either organic or spe
cia', prohibiting them either directly or by
inference, from temporarily adjourning to
some other place,' should their safety de
mand it, there being" no law to the con
trary, the ir'rwrr n "C djirri foll?i in
will of the many; the minority o tri- j 1-Ajftf , i I t5cw1v
utnph over the right, of the majority- ov,'f lA m.e, j we
course we sugges'.to your Excellincylsel-! who decide and execute the
dom adopted by American freeman. . aw' flhtt recogu.t.on of our acta a. emana
2nd, For the majority to, . remain and j fr"'' ft P" of the
maintain their rights bv upposintr force !",ld-the 1fllUr? Assembly ;of the
lilC 1 JU Ui tV IV UlUlllI'M Vl VI, IIIC
due order of sequence, from first and
fundamental principles. The necessity
that Legislative action should be free, and
ritrhi of the ftp on 1ft in to demand it. L
and we hffsitate not in soyligthat 4y.1
r a - f - j m
law depriving them of such power woald
be imwise In th- extreme
with infiftite nrtschief.?
fllavinff the Bowet to so Idiourn
suibmit that they are1 the sole fa ml exefu
si ve judges of the, necessity emsntling It,
we hoW that it is not competent for either
the Executive' or Judicial department to
pass upon and decide the amount of vio-
lence either threatened, or actually neces
sary to intimidate this or that member,
and thus render an adjournment to some
other place Imperative."""' ' "
The connection pf the Executive twith
the Legislative deparrmfriiV it fof "fpecilic
purposes, and for those who are acquaint-
ed with the past history of our Territory
1 4. ! V . I fir I I. t . - I ' I . - - I .,- -. . .
it islnot dWictlt I to j understand that
journ uepeiiuent on tne .anprovai .Qi tne
i. . .1. i - .
!jxocutlek hBght be to placfe ihd diarist
Mflghlsor twpetfpte "at' memefcy or a
singlft man, sympathizing .with the few
trampling these rights under foot.
3 With these views' we' Aid not' deem it
necessary to consult tli3 then Executive,
in rea(j('pd)wrVineiiIos;Jthe 6th
Tojhat pwnion Tj-ourKxcelle'hc's
icoiuiuvnicaut) in whjch yotWspeak of the
Capital having been located at Omaha
City, in tho cdufuy - of 'Dottlas, and of
the concurrent action of the (Jovcrnor and
of the Legislative .Assembly beinir re
quired to remove it, we need not reply at
but have only claimed ihe right of the
Legislature convened at the seat of Gov-
ermtitat to adjourn for good causes to
some other place, and there' proceed to
discharge its. legiiiiuate function t)
. Iu regard to our mode adiournmeot,
which von question, we '-would say tlmt
we have. been unable tfind any provisiou
5n our Organic del or elsewhere, renwir-
ing Uint it shoulJ be by joint resolution,
and we look upon the absence of any such
tirovisioh in the Oreniiie aet 'hi nioof'of
i . . . , - ,
the wisdom' and the foresight Of its . fra
i triers and supporters, among whom -we
lake treat pleasure in remembering that
your Excellency was not the least irouii-
,The same circumstances . w'isrh made
our adjournment imperative, might, as in
our care, vender an adjournment ty joint
'resolution mkDossibl. Suffi
-Si try- s a
iournment beinir in effect to thwart the
mooe oi au-
mob j, , heir Opposirin, would in every
conceivable case meet with ih iamc re-
sjstenee ns the matter which originally
inciteu it. ,y ftoun II .1.
IfThq actfon'. of the i Council o'u'di Hbise
of Rejsresen'Btires inrthenljtrnment to
this, pUc;e. wnin all tjuL atxghi J;aUense
conedr'reni. ' The Honse1 bei fig carted to
gethef'iit Vij'cloclf AJ adjourned to
toeet H Flereixe at ,10 .o'clock-, An M.
iieit oay, - The (Jounril .-meeting 10
p'dotk . M. when the' fart of jtrfq tad
jq.'.rnnent of .the J louse to Die lime. "and
place was aotorkHis both in and out of tha
Council had its Journal read and pro
ceeded regularly dn the order of business
and upon motion adjourned to the same
time and place.' t ."' '.' "''-'- 'f it
T It ouly remains to say, in further proof
of. the concurrent action of the two Hous
es, that they both met at the 'time and
place fixed upou in the adjournment and
at once, entered reciprocally upon their
legitimate duties in the enacting of useful
and necessary laws for the welfare of the
people of the Territory. " " ' " ' - '
Your Excellency suggests, the strange
spectacle of a Council intone ,'p!acev the
House in auoihen and the Executive- t
still another, as being a possible Operation
of the power"vliu-h we clairn'; ''a,
due deference to the opinion "of your Ex
cellency, we do not think that a reeogniz
wouldasjof course inM jdu '.iu Ve'cog-
iiit win n turn iv Kaiiereu -R oilier-
ent places over the Territory. " ' '
We are fre to odirifl tKaf'such a state
3 la aM 'rbbaUliyie'av?the.
ithout any Legislative A sseni-'
blv canabla of inakinn laws.'- ,i"c.i
. Being a separate and dislihct branch of
our Gove nmcnt having the power to
adjourn to another jlce. and being sole
aud exclusive judges of the necessity de
manding it we rotesf ,againstany ,as
ot ,wrr; ver i sucn as is
1 claimed by the Executive branch of our
. ' ?. 1 . ' ' I
Territory of Nebraska
We regret witli you tho unhappy Mate
, . . r....l - : J
unwelcome course of action forced upon
-In conclusien, permit us to say that
, "ch,w J dfer from, your
V t0 w.0 nd wheIe he
Ut Uv Assembly of our Territory
we all agree . as to the Executive, and
cordially unite in assuring him of our dis
, LEAVITT L BOWEN,
JOHN C, CAMPBELL,
c'.XE. A. DONELANa
JW Committee, cf ike Council end, Umne
oPReprttentaHrti.'- ' CJ H
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J . ad y Byron has sent over a. cont tibusi
lion f to the Children'.' Aid'Sociei-
ty of Rochester 'N. Y, to be wed for the
ing the mararity or. bom ly&sfB rtlpVirn
!cd to?rf?e(6lheKrtmT1 OilWtlftiw-.
crnineni, as lue 1 A i;i-iuiive .S.-Ciril'IV,
Local 4& Territorial.
The citizens of Sarpy County, are re.
'l"e!lt lo ,sfBfflWf V chool Hous,
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dle'Tlfht, for the parpose hearing from
their representatives, and VprssB their
opinio' upoft their iourjjie 'in the Legisla.
turev t MANY. CITIZENS,
We shall publish next week, the re.
marks made by Mr. Strickland, on the
bill which passed the Legislature U
week, calling a constitutional conventioa
fofthe purpose" T"o7ga"hTzln
Gov. Wm. A. Richardson, will visit
Bcllevue, on Friday., A Reoeption &11
will be given in thevenirlg at ftie Belle
vue House. It willundoubtedlv bT.
. At a meeting of the Citizens tf Belle,
vue and vicinity, held It the Schodfl House,
on Mqqdy evjenlitg JrfufcryJ iah 1858
for the purpose of arganizing a millitary
cgrnpiny5n ihil tixy ;. Col. Reubea live
joy, was called to-the chair, and Stephen
D. BaugaVas oppohited -Set'yi
, The Col. opened with a peat and ap.
propriate speech calling the attention of
the young men of this city to the necessity
of being" prepared 'iu'ease' of emergency to
protect our frontiers and aJeo t resist any
outside aggression. " His 'iifitarj; spirit
was still unabated, aJthougb some years
had elapse J since he was actively engag
ed in forming muster, and he hoped they
would- cheerfully respond 'W the, 'call of
our best citizens and the public.''
. W. D. Rowlies, Eq'.tl stated, this' was
be.t a preliminary meeting to 'get the
sense of the people, as to the most appro
priate manner and character o. the Coin.,
pany.-wfiether Rifle or Infantry, 'and to
see who were willing ' to ; subscribe 'their
names', and receive suggestions as to 'the:
appointing of officers'. ,!-
After speeches by T. M. McCord, Xsq..
and others, a Committee of three,- was
appointed, consisting of W. D, Rowles
T. M, McCord, and Franklin Myers, to.
receive the names of members,' when the
meeting adjourned to meet at the School.
House, ou Monday evening n,ext, Jan. 25.
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The following officers .were .recently
elected in Ahe Be llesrue Lodge, No.' 4, of
I. O. O. F..' for rhe-'ehsuing term, iom
ineucingA January, vlst,- 1958: A.
Strldvlantl; N.tJ., W TV Harvey ' V.G
r . M. Davenport Secretary, Levi Le-
rew. Trfi!,nr'er ..." .. .
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From a letter recently received in town
from Judge Ferguson r we learn that ya
post route has been established from Berfe
vue to Plattford, via airview.
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The Nebraska City Stage, now runs lo
Larimer City, .near lhx mouth of the
Platte, where passengers cross thaPlae
in a skifT. This is a' much shorter route
than the old road," via 'Cedar .Island. A
flat boat, .will be put on in; the: spring,
for the Eccotnmodation of eams.v
'Front a private letter from CiC.'Goss.
we learn that he was to' leaveVas,liing--ton
on.the d'of (a;iijary,; or Baltimore..
Philadelphia, Uarrislurg, and thence fsrJ
ther. west.leiturmg hy'e'tway on Ni-f
bra ska. He has been quite successful, so
far, in his lecture tour. .'JLeZalso ssys:
Fa'i r d Bout : Keep eat isfiW there" jh
Nebraska. I think more of it than ever..
I shollr return without fall in. the springy,
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we are indebted to Judge rerguson,:
for a lot of garden seeds .-front the Patsut.
Bartels & Metz advertise tlour for
sale, at a low figure. , ea4 .thwr adver-.
tisement V i i.,.ri.i y nYl
The Republicons held. a. meeting at
Omaha, -last Monday evening,'1 Tor 'the
osteple. purpose hi taklbgrncasurfs to,
organize a Republican party in the TernK
toryl ' ft" is, without, doubt, anothet Omaf
ha trick.,-. .7 -i .! i ni .. r ...! '
-i.-;y . oitntf
T. L rcCord; has erected 4 frame,
building, adjoining the Ponienelle Bank,.
for an ofike.' i " i .1 i ' f '!tt t
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Wm. Robinson is now erecting a large
frame building on Hancock street, .west of
Gen. Bowen'a- dwelling! .."' :
Cot; Reuben Lovejoy; is .preparihj1
to build a large barn, on
town. V1 V.1
his farm wr'
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Cel. D..H. Huyeu arrived in-town on
Monflay last, and. took a" sketch' ofiur
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Jlope.eia "Frank -Uslies Illustrawa
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