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rl ' ' 1 Bo wen & Strickland,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Real Estate,
City Lots and Claims bought and sold.
Purchasers will do well to call at our office
and examine our list of City Lots, Jtc. before
purchasing elsewhere. Office in Cook's new
building, corner of Fifth and Main streets.
L. L. Bowen.
i TTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT
V LAW, Hellcvue, N. T. 1-tf
S. A. Strickland,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT
LAW, Bellevue, N. J. 1-tf
T. B. Lemon,
A TTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT
XV LAW. Office, Fotitenelle Bank, Belle
vue, Nebraska Territory. lyM
' ' C. T. Ilolloway, -
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT
LAW, Bellevue, N. T. 1-tf
. ,. W. H. Cook. ,
GENERAL LAND AND REAL ESTATE
AGENT, Bellevue City, Nebraska.' 1-tf
W. II. Longsdorf, M. D.,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Office on
Main, between Tw enty-Fifth an Twenty
math streets, Belle vue City. 33tf
W. W. Harvey,
COUNTY SURVEYOR OF SARPY CO.,
will attend to all business of Surveying,
laying out and dividing land, surveying and
platting towns and roads. Office on Main
street, Bellevue, N.T 20-tf
B. P. Rankin,
ATTORNEY AND COUN8NLLOR AT
LAW, La Pi itte, N. T. Mf
J. P. Peck, M. D.
SURGEON k PHYSICIAN, Onsaha. Ne
br ska Office and residence on Doles
iitreet. . (lyu)
Peter A. Sarpy, .
FORWARDING t COMMISSION MER
CHANT, Bellevue, N. T., Wholesale
Dealer in Indian Goods, Horses, Mules, and
D. J. Sullivan. M. D..
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON. Office
Head of Broadway, Council Bluffs, Iowa.
. nov. 13 1-tf.
TWM: . SMITH. S. N. SMITH
Smith & Brother,
ATTORNEYS a. COUNSELLORS at LAW
and Dealers U Real Estate, Bellevue,
Nebraska Territory, will attend faithfully and
f romptly to buying and selling Real Estate,
City Lots. Claims, and Land Warrants. Office
at -the Benton House. 21-om
THOS. MACON. . Ave. MACON.
j. ., Maoon & Brother,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW. LAND AGTS.,
Omaha City, Nebraska. Office on cor
ner of Farnham and Fourteenth Streets. 42tf
ii it D. n. Solomon.
ATTORNEY and COUNSELLOR AT
LAW, Glenwood, Mills Co., Iowa, prac
tices In all the Courts of wi stent Iowa and
Nebraska, and the Supreme Court of Iowa.
Land Agency not in the Programme, no 4-tf
FASHIONABLE Hair Cutting, Shaving,
Dying, and Bathing 6 loon, third door
wei oi mm cxenaftge Bank", uinana, js. i.
Omaha, Oct. 1, 1847. 47
TOPOGRAPHIC AND CIVIL ENGI
NEER, Executes Drawing and Painting
in every vie and description. Also, all
business in ha line. Office oo Gregory atreet,
Mary, Mills CoinV, In a i-tf
THE PROPRIETOR OF THE ABOVE
LARGE AND POPULAR
To the Public, and will render
To Me wants of HIS GUESTS. .
Bellevue, Oct. 23, 185A. 1-tf
j. ii imowir,
ATTORNEY AXD (0CNCEL0R AT LAW
GENERAL LAND AGENT,
AND NOTARY PUBLIC,
PlaUsmotdh, Cass Co. Jf. T.
ATTENDS to business in any of the Courts
of'thls Territory. Particular attention paid
to obtaining and locating Land Warrants, col
lection of debts, ana 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.
Jam vt W. Grimest Governor of Iowa.
Hon. H. P. Bennett, Del to C. from N. T
Green, Weare fc Renton, Counell Bluffs, I.
Nuckolls Jt Co., Glenwood, Iowa. 23tf.
Ira A. "W. Buck,
LAND and General Agent Pre-Emption
Papers prepared. Land Warrants bought
and sold. Office in the Old State House, over
the U. S. Land Office.
Hon. A. R. Gillmore, Receiver, Omaha.
Hon. Etios Lowe, "
Hon. S. A. Strickland, Bellevue.
Hon. John Finney, . "
Hon. J. Sterling Morton, Nebraska Cihr.
Omaha, June 20, 1857. 35
H. T. CLASKK.
A. M. CLABKC.
CLARKE & B R 0
FORWARDING avo COMMISSION
STEMBOAT AND COLLECTING
Dealers inP;ne Lumber, Boon, Sash,
Floor, Meal, Bacon, &e., &c.
Direct Goods care Clarke & Dro.
BOYES & CO'S
Florence, Nebraska, in Main St
Town Plata, Maps, Sketches,
Business Cards, Checks A Bills, Certificates,
and every description of plain and faney en
graving, executed promptly in eastern style.
Greene, Weare & Benton,
BANKERS AND LAW AGENTS, Council
Blulfs, Potowattaime comity, Iowa.
Greene It Weare, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Greene, Weaie Jt Rice, Fort Des Moines, la.
Collections made ; Taxes paid ; and Lands
purchased and sold, in any part of Iowa. 1-tf
JOHN H. SHISMAX.
Snyder Ac Sherman,
A TTORNEYS and COUNSELLORS AT
iA. LAW. and NOTARIES PUBLIC, Coun
cil Bliitfs, Iowa, will practice their profession
in all the Courts of Iowa and Nebraska.
All collections entrusted to their care, at
tended to promptly.
Especial attention given to buying and sell
ing real estate, and making pre-emptions in
Deeds, Mortage, and other Instruments of
writing drawn with dispatch) acknowledg
ments taken, etc., fee.
2.1?" Office west side of Madison street,
fust above Broadway.
nor 13 1-tf.
P. A. SARPY.
FORWARDING & COMMISSION
Still continues the above business at
ST. MARYS, IOWA, & BELIJEVTJX,
. Merchants and Emigrants will find their
goods promptly and carefully attended to.
P. 8. I have the only WAREHOUSE for
storage at the above aamed landings.
St. Marys, Feb. 20tb, 1857. . . 21-tf-l
Tootle Ac Jackson,
T70RWARDINO COMMISSION MER.
X' CHANTS, Council Dluffs city, Iowa.
Hsvlng a Large and Commodious Warehonss
on the Levee at the Council Bluffs landing,
are now prepared to receive and store, all
kinds of merchandise and produce, will receive
. man pmj cunrgjes on su Kinds or rreigtns SO
I that Steam Boats will not be detained as they
i have been heretofore, in getting soma one to
receive freight, when the consignees are absent.
' Itivriturr., l.tv.rmiiAr. A .1.- r
Datik fc. Co. and Humphrey, Putt sl Tory, St.
Louis, Mo. Tootle Is Fairleigh, St. Joseph,
Mo. J. S. Chsneworih A Co., Cincinnati Ohio!
W. F. ConJbonan, BurMngten, Iowa. 1-tf
t rLosiKca user.
Now the frost, with fingers cold,
Turns ths green leaves into gold,
Eheut I am growing old I
Soon will shins ths silvery thread.
In my locks so thick and brown
Premiss of ths hoary crown
Which ths ya-s ars letting down
Softly, on my waiting head.
Then, whene'er I watch the play
Of the children by ths way,
They will come to me and say
With swset voices coaxing low
While with trembling hand, I twirl
Back to rings some wind-tossed url
" You were onee a little girl-
Tell us of ths long ago I"
On'er ay, always if it bs
To bs merry, glad and free,
With a heart alternately
Wrung by pain, by Joy Wgulled
If it be to turn away
From the great world, proud and gay,
With some broken toy to play,
I shall always bs a child I
If it be to raise mine eye
With a hopeful prophecy
To the rainbow in the sky
When the waves are beating wild
Or when that withdraws its beams
And ths world all drsary seems,
To live on in pleasant dreams
I shall always be a child.
If it bs to lovs the light,
And to follow, with a might,
Where my heart leads, wrong or right,
Though by all the world reviled
If it be to laugh to scorn
All ths prids of station born,
And at night to wish for morn,
I shall always be a child.
Yet, oh Time, attend my prayer
Though thy cold hand blight my hair,
Touch me softly spare, oh spare
Life's best beauty. love and truth
Let the withering control
Of thy years, as on they roll,
Spare the freshness of my soul,
Spare ths fervor of my youth 1
They are wrong who tell us ags
Has in tears, Its heritage,
That all through its pilgrimage
Is ths Miserere sung;
lie whoss heart, though oft it errs,
Tuned by Nature's ministers,
Beats in unison with heis m
Keepeth It forever young I
Cheeks have palei beneath my lips
Dar syes dimmed in death's eclipse
Loves gons down like shattered ships
In ths ocean of ths past
Yet I know all these and more
Wait me on the Shining Shore
And the Angel will restore
All my heart's lost wealth at last.
Therefore, Time although I stand
Far beyond Youth's fairy land
All alone the while thy hand
Scatters snow my hair among
Let its touch be soft and light-
Let it ripen and not blight
So shall I bid life good-night
' Era I loss its morning song I
For ths Bellevue Gaxette.
av Mas. i. x. kti.
44 To the west I to ths west I to the Und of ths
Where the mighty Missouri rollsViown to the
sea t 1
Where a man is a man, If he's wifclng to toil,
And the humblest may gather the fruits of the
It was autumn in New England. Au
tumn with its gathered grain, fruits, and
nuti, ensuring plenty for the ensuing
winter-autumn with its clear blue skies,
its beautiful sunsets, and brilliant for
ests, and Henry Marvin slowly
wended bit way through the little vilL.
age of Milan, just a the sun's last rays
were lingering about the spirit of the lit
tie Tillage church, and tinging the many
tinted leave of the forest trees, that
crowned the summit of a hill rising on
the east of Milan. He felt that he had
never more fully appreciated or admired
the beauties of the surrounding country,
and yet the ensuing spring he had decid
ed to leave that borne forever. An hum.
ble but pleasant little cotts ge home, in the
Mil-urt'S of Mihn, and during the eight
years he had called it his, he had rach year
added to its beauty and attractions. Ro
tes, vines, and flowing shrubs, surround
ed it in summer, with beauty and fra
grance; and the fruits and vegetables
from the garden and orchard supplied
them with many comforts and luxuries.
Then there were the companions of his
boyhood, the Church where he had with
them registered his vows to God, the
church yard where rested his mother and
two of his own household treasures, and
the intelligent, refined, and cultivated so
ciety if New England. Could he leave
all this fur a home in the uncertain west ?
For two years he had planned, reflcctod
and deliberated, but with the consent and
full approval of his wife, he had decided
to break away from all those loved asso
ciation. Eight years of wedded life ! How
much of joy and sorrow, hope and fear,
can be compressed in the short space of
eight years ! He had always been an
industrious mechanic, and at the time of
his marriage had been able to .purchase
and furnish comfortably their cottage
home, hoping by their united exertions,
they might be able to purchase one of the
fine farms in the vicinity of Milan, where
they might find a pleasant home in their
declining years ; a wish I have often
found to be a cherished one with many of
best mechanics ot our country.
Tb years passed, finding each faithful
in the discharge of their duties. They had
enjoyed health, contentment and peace of
mind, and found in their affection for
each other, purer joys than all earth's
treamrers could bestow; but they were
still as far from the goal of their ambi
tion, as in the morning of life ; as the
the small sum that they had been each
yeur able to reserve from their necessary
expenses, had not been equal to the year
ly advance of landed property in the east ;
and when wearied with the monotony of
his daily labor, he had often felt he would
so love to think he might, at some future
time, be out in his own green fields, araoog
his own flocks and beards, tilling his own
soil, breathing the fresh, pure air of heav
en ; and as he lost all hope of being able
to purchase lands at Milan, visions of the
west, floated before his mind.. He read
and atrove to acquaint himself with the ad
vantages to be derived, from a removal to
the different points, and at last to the as
tonishment of his friends, he decided that
Nehaska would be for h;m the chosen
With tearful eyes his wife first heard
his expressions of preference for that dis
tant Territory, for not easily can woman
sever the ties that bind her to the loved
scenes of early years, but she liatened to
his reasons and convince! they were such
as should govern them, ahe soon learned
to speak of it with calmness, except when
standing by the graves cf her infant sons,
who were interred in the church yard of
Milan. At the ages of 2 and 4 yean res-
pectively, they bad died. Every look nf
love, and every lisping word gf confidence
and endearment, was and would ever be,
as fresh in her mind, as if but yesterday,
they bad left her, and it been such a sweet
privilege to often stand by their little
graves, and live over the past.
Neighbors and friends strove to dis
hearten and discourage. They spoke of
the ditant, dreary Territory of Nebras-
ka, as a wild country, among wild Indians,
and the rigors of a Nebraska winter
alone, too terrible to think of encounter
ing. He listened with a quiet smile, to
these so common prejudices, but assured
those, truly wishing information, that it
was not with him the wild adventure they
regarded it. He had strove to acquire a
true knowledge of the country he had
chosen for hia home, and its pleasant lo
cation, its clear, pure air, iu rich, fertile
soil, the low price of the land, and the
mild winters, were the advantages it pos
sessed, and that induced his removal there.
" But our schools and our churches ;
you certainly would not have your chil
dren grown up eo far removed from these
important aids to civilization ; at nfither
gold, houses, or lauds, could compensate I
ir uit ignorance or imm iramy oi your
"And yet how short a time since
our own New England was a like wil
derness, and the same energy that plant
cd churches and fostered schools here,
can and will encourage and trannplant
them to tho cities and villages, that are
springing up in the fertile valleys of the
far west. And think not I shall be alone,
with a few wild Iudiuns and hunters, who
havrt long since abandoned the habits of
civilized life, for those rich lands, ao
pleasantly situated on the west bank of
Missouri, affording such fine facilities for
internal commerce, are attracting the at
tention of many of the most enterprising
men of the east. I may be a little in ad
vance of the great tide of emigration
which shall eventually lake there the moat
energet'e young men from your commu
nities, and I am willing to share the hard
ships of the first pioneers, that I may
aid, too, in advancing the cause of Chris
tianity, morality, and education, to im
portant in the first settlement of any
The last winter spent in Milan, was
necessarily a very busy one. There was
so much business to arrange, so many last
visits that must be made, and it was ao
important to learn all they could of their
Edward and Ellen, their two children,
were as deeply interested as children
usually are, iu the movements of their
parents, grieving at the thought of part
ing with their play-mates, and many lit
tle household pets ; yet pleased with the
bustle, attendunt upon their departure,
and the prospect of so long a journey.
On the 20th of April, 1816, they left Mi
lan for liter far distant home.
There would be little interest in fol
lowing our, travelers, during their two
week' journey, as quiet and unassuming
in their manners, and plain and simple in
their dress and habits, there wa little
about them to awaken general curiosity,
or interest, and yet a close observer would
not regard them as an uninteresting fam
ly group, as Mr. Marvin's countenance
exhibited that shrewdness and intelligence
characteristic of our best citizens, while
Mrs. Marvin's well developed form, and
cheerful countenance, bespoke the ener
gy of purpose, and refinement of charac
ter, so important in American house
keepers, and if the children were not
beautiful, they rendered themselves pleas
ing and interesting, by their sprightliness,
obedience, and intelligence. The lime
taken for the passage of a steamer, from
St. Louis to N. their destined stopping
place, varysfrom 6 to 10 days; and often
they ai together on tome rude be ndi, n
the deck of the steamer, as it slowly
plowed itsj way through the muddy waters
of the Missouri, noting th variety f the
coast, the carving and irregular shore,
the prairie field and wood through which
they passed. Everything surrounding
them, possessed for them an interest, the
farm houses of the adjoining hill, the
rude dwellings of the Indians, or the
rough log houses of the woodman, half
concealed among the buahes and trees,
and the little settlements passed from time
to time, while the lively ind busy scene.
presented by the groups nf men, collected
l th landings, at the various points on
the river, furnshed for them an interest
ing phase of western life.
( To os contUwd )
Six feet in hia boots exclaimed old
Mrs. Beeswax. What will the imper
ence of this world come to I wonder t
Why they might jut as reasonably tell
me that a man haa six heads in bis hat.
Ii appears from the historical records
of Col. Benton s family that Mrs. Fre
mont s name is not Jessie. Her name
before her marnag was Ann Benton
Our Jo -ie however was a sort of pet
L t 1 t .
Dime bj wnicn sne was caned.
A fellow out West gets off the following
definition of a widow : One who knows
wuat a what and is desirous of further in
formation on th rame subjoet.
Godn WAT TO OCT CoBlf. -A POOf
man, living in the town of Chester, Mass.
went to Doacon Hunt: " I hare come te
buy a bushel of corn. Here is the money.
It is about all I can gather." The Dea
con told him he could not spare a bushel
for love or money. He waa keeping
double the usual quantity for teed corn
tho next year, and had to stint hi own
family. The man urged his suit, but in ,
vain. At last he said, " Deacon, If you
do not let me have the corn, I shall curt
you." " Curse me f ' replied the deacon,
"how dare you do so?" "Because,"
said the man, "the Bible saya sa "
" Nonsense," exclaimed Deacon Hunt J
" is no such thing in the Bible." M Yea
there is," repliod the poor man. " Well,"
said the deacon, " if you can find any
such text, I'll give you a bushel of corn. .
They went into the houe, when the mail
went to the old family Bible, turned te
Prov. xi, 20, and read : M He that with
holdeth corn, the people shall curat him I
but blessings shall be upon the head ot ,
him that selleth it."
The deacon was fairly caught. " Com '
along," said he, " and I will bt at good
as my word." He took him to the corn -house,
measured out a full bushel of corn, .
helped the man put it into bis bag, assist '
ed him in slinging it upon his shoulder,
and just before his departure, being some 1
what of a wag, he said, with a twinkle of
his eye, " I say, neighbor, after yes)
have carried this corn heme, ge up to
Deacon Clark a, and lurtt him tut tf
other bushel." .in.
Waoocar. Some time ago. on the,
Sabbath day. we wended our way to one)
of our churches, sad instead of a sermon
heard an address upon some missionary '
or other benevolent subject. After Ota
addros was concludeed, two brethrea wero
sent round with baskets for contributions.
Parson L who was ont of the basket
beares taking tho side upon which wo oaf
Immediately in our front and upon the next
seat negligently reclined our friend Billl
II , a gentleman of infinite, humor,
and full of dry joker, Parson L ox'
tended the basket and Bill slowly shook,
h s head.
" Come, William, give us something.1;
said the Parson.
Can't do it." replied BilL ' 11
" Why not ? Is not the cause a good 1
one!" . ....
" Yes ; but I am not able to girt aoy
" Pooh 1 Poooh t I know better, yon '
must give a better reason than that"
" Well, I owe to much money I mast
be just before I am generous, yott know.'
" But, William, you owe God a larger,
debt then you owe any one else." i "
Thai's true, parson, but then ht mini
pushing mt likt ths baianct of my trtdiiori.
( The parson's face got into rather a en;
rious confusion as he passed on.
Tbs Fa am as Car. id. One of our
exchanges gives the following first-rato.
advice under tho beading of "The Far
mers Creed :" -
Wo believe in small farms and thor
ough cultivation. Tho soil loves to oat at
well as its owner, and therefore to be
nurtured. Wo believe in largo crops,
which leave the land better than they
found it making both the fann and farm
er rich at once. We believe ia going to
the bottom of all things, and therefore, in
deep plowing, and enough of it all tho
better, if with a subsoil plow. Wo bo
lieve that the best fertility of any soil ia
tho spirit of industry, enterprise and in
telligence; without this, lime and gypsum,
bone and green manure, marl or piaster
will be of litut use. Ve believe in a
clean kitchen, a neat wife in it, a epiniaf
piano, a clean cupboard, dairy and ton
science. Wt firmly disbelieve in farra.
trs that will not improve ; in farms thai
grow poorer every year ; in starved cat
He ; in farmers boys turning into clerlto
and merchants; in farmes' daughters un
willing to work, and in all farmer who
ar ashamed of their vocation.
Senator Johnson of Tennessee says in
bis last speech that he haa not got many
slaves ; ttat ht baa got a few ; and that
ho made them by his own indoatry.
Much remains unsumr as the tern eat
remarked to the stone when it abruptly cot
short his serenade. . :
On a very pretty girl saying- w Lotgn
Hunt I am very tad yo tu be rrplwi :'
Oh no ; you belong to tho other Jewish'
sect; you art very fairlmfy '
" i - ...0
At Weston. Mo. tho M root of aQ evil",
has completely gin oout" Tha Arg
saya that wver since the Jew rnade tho
Golden Chlf has money been ao hard to
get bold c. The money aliavere go eioag
to ihe bo.low, ! . . i
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