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News iiml Local r.litor.
BELLEVUE, N. T.
THURSDAY. MAY 27, 19T8.
Public Land Sales.
In another column will le, found a no
tic for a meeting of the citizens of Sar
py County, for the purpose of taking into
consideration the propriety of petitioning
the President for a postponement of the
sale of the Public Lands in this Distsicl.
So far as we have learned, there seems
to be a., pretty general dissatisfaction
among, tho settlors. Times ore hard,
money is scarce, and if the sale of the
lands in September, result in dispossessing
any of the settlers of their homes, it will
be cruel and unjust in the extreme. We
have reason to believe thnt many back
on the prairies, who have spent what
means they possessed, in building their
cabins and other necessary expenses, will
be found at the sales, totally unprepared
to make the payment of $200, or more.
for the securing of those homes, whore
theiT little all is invested. To have these
homes taken from them, ly the specula
tor, and they turned out upon the cold
charities of the world, would be repug
nant to the best feelings of humanity
The interest and prosperity of this whole
region of country, the growth and pros
perity of our towns, depend upon protect
ing the homes of those who cultivate the
From assurances that we had from the
President in his Inaugural and Annual
Messages, we did not aht'cipaie any such
event; and in these distressingly tight
times, we are totally unprepared for it
If the case is properly made known to
the President, we have no doubt that
postponement will be the result,
there be a full attendance.
' -: ! Why Is Itf
I hare often been led to inquire why i
is, that tho editor of the Nebraskian, is
continually venting such slanderous and
abusive epithets, against Judge Ferguson,
Delegate from this Territory. In almost
every issue the reader is introduced to ex
pressious that could cscnpc only from the
lips of the most vile and corrupted. En
tire articles of the most scurrilous and vi
tuperative character articles that ought
to make even the most hardened blush to
read them, much less to write them are
found in the columns of that paper; much
to the annoyance, and directly adverse to
the tastes and intelligence of the people
of the Territory.
What is the cause of such proceedure
Why is. tho course of the Nebraskian
evil, only evil, and that continually t If
its editor was a rough, vulgar sort of a
man; then we might infer, analogically,
that oui of hit heart proceedeth this con
tinuous stream of evil. But as be is a
very pleasant, agreeable sort of a man,
and moves about with a grace and dignity,
worthy one of the celestials, I sin at a loss
to know how such an one should be able
to emit such foul effluvia. I cannot un
It is true we have had cases before, just
as unarcAontahU. Saul, although polish
ed, breathed out slaughter and threaten'
ings against certain individuals. It is true
that one whom all history pronounces as
the foulest of the foul, was able to trans
form himself into an angel. All this his
tory verifies, but nevertheless just as un
accountable as the case of the editor un
If Mr. Robertson had not asserted that
be wrote the editorials of said paper, I
should have vindicated him against the
charge of being the author of such slan
der. But as he gazes upon such a brood
of slimey reptiles, and positively and dis
tinctly claims progenitohip for them, I
must admit that I am perfectly confound
ed. To me he is a perfect enigma.
It is equally a wonder to me, how Mr.
Chapman, the proprietor of said journal,
should allow such a course of proceedure.
The subscribers don't want it. Many of
them will not allow their families to read it
on thst account. Every body denounces
such a course. It will only injure him and
bis paper in the Territory, for this and all
time to come. Again, he has studied
human nature but very imperfectlly, if he
thinks such a course will benefit hint at
Washington. Members of Congress
want facts on which to base their action,
rather than slander. Some of Mr. C.'s
own friends in Washington, informed me
that they thought him censurable in this
matter; and expressed fears that his
course against the Judge would react
That Judge Ferguson is not a perfect
man, I nm free to admit such only ex- I
i'ms in the dream of girls. But that he is !
fully competent to the dut.es a,gncd ,
him byhu constituents, Mr. Robertson I
will not deny. As Chief Justice of the
Territory, no one found ought against
Mm. lie moved about in me per.orm-
ance of his duties, only to be respected.
The honesty for which he wss always so
distinguished, pertains to him as a poli
ician, which is more than can be said of
some men. ihe gei.uemaniy uepou
ment and courtesy, for which he was so
noted at home, is doing much for hun at
tho National Metropolis even Mr. Chap
man's friends esteem him in this ropect.
Assiduous attention to his duties as Dele
gate, is admitted by his political oppo
nents, tho sly hints of the Nebraskian, to
the contrary notwithstanding. The writ
er of this article is personally cognizant
of the fact, thnt he has been in his seat
when he ought to hove been in his bed ;
thnt ho has often replied to the numerous
inquiries of his constituents, when burn
ing with fever ; thnt he has sent thousands
of volumes of books to his constituents, in
the early part of the session, which ought
to have been sent by Mr. Chapman, last
session ; that each session finds him in his
sent, ready for anything affecting the in
terest of the Territory, as well as spend
ing much time with the committee upon
Internal Improvements, showing them the
advantages of tho Platte Valley, as the
best route to the western ocean. These
facts, I say, are well known ; and why it
is that the editor of the Nebraskian will
persist in denouncing and defaming, is
more than I can devise. It will not ben-
fit Mr. Chapman, and it certainly will not
injure Judge Ferguson. The cause of
(ruth is not promoted by it ; good morals
and the best interest of society, only suf"
fer by it. Tho Latin interogation is es
pecially pertinent Cui Bono 1
LATt News rnoM Utah. We cpy
the following from an Extra, issued from
the office of the Nebraska Republican:
" We have just received the following
from our Leevenworih correspondent The
information which it contains, may not be
correct, but it comes to us from an entirely
reliable source, and is so well authenticat
ed, and of so much importance, that we
give it to the public :
Leavenworth, K. T. I
May 14, lSoS.
Messrs. Editors: Tho Mormon
War appears to be all over. A special
messenger arrived here yesterday from
Salt Lake, or rather Camp Scott, stating
that Gov. Cumming had entered Salt
Lake City, without troopj, and that his
authority had been fully recognized by
the Mormon officials. Tho dates ore up
to the 10th of April. Brigham Young is
said to be very tame, and that no effort
hns ever been made to resist the troops.
The Mormons are emigrating south :
their destination is all conjecture, but sup
posed to be Mexico. Gov. Cumming en
tered the city on the first of April, by in
vitation. The news has gone on to
Washington, and is fully relied upon here
at the Fort. This City and the Fort, are
all excitement, and have been for some
time preparing for the War. For the
last week trains of every kind have been
leaving here for the seat of war, and ev
ery boat is laden with soldiers, wagons
an I ox yokes. The report here is that
the show will go on as usual, until the
dispatch reaches head quarters, and or
ders are sent here to overtake the troops
ond trains. Some, of course, will g on.
A strong force will be ftUliuued in Utah
iv remain some lime. iuu ii:ay reiy up
on the fact that the Utah farce is about
over. This City is reaping a rich harvest
at the expenso of the thing. After the
affair is wound up, the relapse may be
The Young Men's Christian Associa
tion, of Lynn, Massachusetts, have dis
cussed for the last three weeks, and have
not yet decided the question, " Is it consist
ent with the character cf a christian to
play the game of chess!"
The members of the above named As
sociation, are without doubt, atluit theolo
gians, but nearly destitute of common
Aw Outrage. Some one, we fear for
wicked ends, has sent from Boonville, the
following telegraphic despatch, to the east :
Boonville, May 13.
Gen. Larimer, of Pittsburg, was killed
by the explosion of a cannon. on Wednes-
day, the 11th inst."
Th General, who is now a citizen of
Leavenworth, sits by our side, as hale and
hearty as ever. " I knew it wss a lie,"
said he, the moment I read it." It is
hard to conceive of a man base enough,
to injure one who would help and lless
every human being, needing help or
blessing, if he hrd the power, as we
know from half a life's acquaintance.
We hope the Boonville operator may be
able to explain how, or from whom be ob
tained the despatch. Leavenworth Timet
The first school taught in Chicago, was
opened in the Fall of 1S16, by Wm. Is.
Cox, a discharged soldier of the last war.
The High School was established in 180.
Now, there are in the city, 79 teachers
employed in tho Publir $rhl.
A frightful rail roal accident, occur j
"C(1 on ,h rnorninc of the 1 1th of May, j
ihe of briItf.f 0VeP lht) s.
ruojUretk, near Whitesboro, precipitating
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tho Utica Freight and Accommodation,
going weM, and the Cincinnati Express,
Soing east, into the creek, causing the
eath of ten or fifteen passengers, and
wounding forty or tiny others.
The Cincinnati Express, due at Utica, at
G 30, A. M. was somewhat behind at
Whitesboro, and was running at a high
rate of rpeed, when it met on the bridge
over the Saquoit creek, the Utica Accom
modation for the west, on its own track.
The engines crossed the bridje, but as the
pasenger cars of the Express and the
freight cars of the Accommodation came
upon it, the norlth side gave way, precip
itating the freight cars int the creek, and
piling the passenger cars ono above the
other, splintering platforms ond seats to
ononis, as the cars struck the ointment.
The persons injured were all on the Ex
press. 1 lis ) assenger car on the Accom
modation, did not reach the bridge.
Senator Evans of South Carolina, died
suddenly, in Washington, on the night of
the 6'h iivtt. He was in his neat m the
Senate, during the day.
We witnessed a queer runaway on last
Saturday. Two yoke of tattle attached
to an emigrant wagon, stai ted and made
excellent speed over the prairies.fora time.
Tied behind the wagon was a mule, which
not liking the sudden pull forward, t-tub-bornly
pulled back, and for a lime it .seem
ed as though the mule would loose its
head ; the owner at the same time run
ning after his team, yelling "whoa,
buck, whoa," at a lusty rule. No dum
age done, save stretching the aforesaid
mule s neck. &ioux Ciy hugle.
Miss Helen Cunninghnin, daughter of
Mrs. Cunningham-Burdell, was married
in Jersey City, on Sunday last, to a young
dentist of thut city.
Marriaoc with a Deceased Wire's
Sister. The question of the legality of
marriage with a deceased wife's sister,
has, in consequence of the decision of
Justice Croswell, ond more recently of
the Vice-Chancellor in the case of Brook
agt. Brook, given rise to considerable dis
cussion. The opinion of the latter judge
fully sustains thut of his brother on the
bench, and it may now be considered settled
that a marriage between a man and his
deceased wife's sister, both being British
vibjects, performed in a foreign country,
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me jaws or. wnicu recognizes bim;.i mar
riages, is null and inva'id according to the
law of Englnnd.
Against the severity of his decision an
earnest protest has just been made at the
annual meeting of the Protectant dissent
ing ministers of the Presbyterian, Inde
pendent and Baptist denominations resid
ing in about London, who adopted a te
ries of resolutions declaring that the mar
riage of a man with the sister of his de
ceased wife, is not forbidden by divii.e
law, and ought not to be forbidden ly hu
man law; that the pressure of the Eng
lish law which declares such marriages
invalid, is much aggravated by the op
ion of Mr. Justice Croswell. to the effect I
that such marriages, nl.hough performed among the leaves then a hit like a thun
in a country where they are lawful, are der-bo'.t, makes the conscience quiver,
not consequently lawful in this country ;
and that as this decision affects many mar
nages already contracted, as well as oth
ers which may be in contemplation, it is
now more necessary than ever to make
stronuous exertions for the repeal of the
The bill introduced in the House of
Commons, by Lord Bury, for the re
peal of the law, is still under considera
tion, and from the proverbial slowness
which attends social aud constitutional re
forms in England, may fail to become a
law at this session of parliament. That'
the public feeling is in favor of the meas
ure, there can be but little doubt.
The Missouri Tribune of the 1st, soys :
" For many years pat, the season, has
been so forward in our region as the pres
ent. The prairies are already beautiful
ly and richly clothed in nature's most
cheerful garb. The wheat crop indicates
harvest three or four weeks earlier than
usual, and the prospect for a rich yield is
promising, beyond all preceding years.
We hear some complaint that the seed
oats has not come up well, but the failure
will, in no instance, extend to the loss of
a crop. Our farmers are just now busy
at planting their corn, the season being
as favorable as the heart could aik.
Liauoa Selliho and Church Mem
ership. In Mr. Beecher's rh irch, in
Brooklyn, the name of a gentleman was
proposed on Sunduy for membership who
is a member of a firm '.hit deals whole -
sale in liquors, to a certain extent. His
rmrtnen'iin was for a term of live veari.
! ... . . . ' '
and he protested bis inability to discontin
ue his connection, or the selling of liquor
by the firm, but he had resolved that he
would not partake of the profits of that
branch of the business. The question to
be decided was whether his connection
and business, under the circumstances
stated, should disqualify him from being fy them ly figures drawn from their own
received as a church member. The dis-1 business or calling, and they will be de
cussion was interesting and well sustained, lighted and surprised that a person can
Mr. Beecher favoring the applicant, and ; know so much of the world ; and this will
the result was his reception as a member j be given with a sonorous voice, a clear
by a vote of 77 to 2o. enunciation, a vehement delivery, ii
In many churches liquor manufactmei
or venders are not recived to member
ship JV. Y. Post.
The following appointments were con
firmed in the Unitt d States Senate on
Monday : Hugh S. Walsh, as Secretary
of Kansas Territory, and J. W. Linde of
J Minnesota, as Indian Ag-nt for Indians
jeast of the RVy Mun'sins
The Purchase or Mt. Vcnsow. The
Legislature of Virginia, by a unanimous
Vote, have pnswl an act amending the act
incorporating the Mount Vernon Ladies'
Association of the Union. It provides
that it tlinll be lawtul for the Association
to purchase, hold and improve two hund
red acres of Mount Vernon, including the
late mansion as well as the tomb of Wash
ington, together with tho garden, grounds
and wharf and landing now constructed
on the Potomac river ; and to this end
they may receive from the owner and
proprietor of said land, a deed in fee
simple, and shall have and exercise full
power over the use and management of
the same, as they may by by-laws and
rules declare ; provided, however, that
the Association sha'l not have the power
to alien the said land, or any part thereof,
or to create a charge thereon, or to lease
the same, without the consent of the Gen
eral Assembly of Virginia, first had and
obtained ; that the capital stock of the
Asiociation shall not, including the two
hundred ncres aforesaid, exceed the sum
of five hundred thousand dollars; that the
Association, in contracting with the pro
prietor of Mount Vernon for the purchase
of the same, may covenant with him, so
as to reserve him the right to inter the re
mains of such persons whose remains are
in the vault at Mount Vernon as are now
interred, and to place the said vault in
such a secure and permanent condition as
he shall see fit, and to inclose the same so
as not to include more than a half-acre of
land ; and the said vault, in and around it
and the inclosure, shall never be removed
nor disturbed ; nor shall any other person
hereafter ever be interred or entombed
within the said vault or inclosure ; that
the property authorized to be purchased
by the Association shall be forever held
by it, f acred to the Father of his Country ;
and if from any cause the Association
shall cease to exist, the property owned
by the Association shall revert to the Com
mon tvcalth of Virginia, sucred to the pur
pose for which it was originally purchas
ed. A Pencil Sketch or a Giieat Preach
in. The New York correspondent
of the Boston Joumnl, describes the man
ner ond effect of Mr. Beecher's sermon
izing, and some of the cvery-day hab
its of that distinguished preacher :
"Henry Ward Beecher preaches in his
church every Wednesday evening. The
house is crowded, large as it is. I have
written about nearly every public man in
New York for the Journal, except Mr.
Beecher. I feel just now like penning a
paragraph on his account. Mr. Beecher
is a pecular man. Liked, he is the most
popular man in the state who occupies the
pulpit. He has marked talent. He is
bold, energetic and enthusiastic. His ser
mons are all marked ones. He has the
same aim that profeses to guide all that
preach. He is not particulur how he hits
his mark, provided the blow finds it way
home. Some parts of his sermon, if de
livered by any one but himself, would be
found tame ; bet the audience don't fro
I n ii'A tr isritUrkiir oAma IrbiifK rt Ki n 1 1 I it u
HIMIf T HIIVIIIi 0WIIIO VI ! IjUHIIlJ,
Now a bread smile, like a flash of sun
shine, glows on each face now, some
thing like unto a loud laugh shakes the
vast auditory like the winds of autumn
e a snip sirucn oy iignming men an
illustration holds the people in suspense
as the beauty, the fervor, the optness of
s;mile becomes apparent then a touch of
pathos melts all to tears and an appeal
comes home for the sinner to turn to God
and live, that at times is irresistable.
The manner of Mr.Beecher is the n an
ner of the short boys. I speak this in no
offensive sense. He looks like a pugilist.
He sees his antagonist he measures him
he has no idea of being floored. He
stands squarely he hits cautiously, but
squarely and boldly till the contest comes
on. and then all is fight. And as the au
dience sympathises with the speaker, the
time passes an hour, an ho-ir and a
half, and three quarters for Mr. Beech
er often holds out a long os this and no
one is weary
The nlan of the sermon is
after the order of Henry Ward Beeche"-.
He is his own inodle. Like Napoleon,
when the Emperor of Austria called him
an upstart because he did not fight accord
ing to rule, he points to the results of his
ministry. They furnish no mean testi
mony to the wisdom of his course.
Probably the best things that Mr. Bee
cher says are written often they arc ret d
from vthe manuscript, then he repeats
them when he pleases the next time
with extemporaneous invectives or assault
and th'ir power is heard and felt. Mr.
B. studies in the street and by the way.
If a new machine is invented and on ex-
hibiiion, joj will Ra him preient. If a
, trial tiip is to be made, you may not only
1 look for Mr. Beecher, but you will find
hi n down among the machinery, and he
will know all that is worth knowing b;
fore he leaves. On the next Sund iy the
people will know oil about it and its re
ligious uses. The next literary address
will be rich in illustrations drawn from
the sail dow n the bay ; and when the
merchants assemble on a festive occasion
and Mr. IWrhr ni&Us. h wilt elrmri.
wh ch the swent will stand on the brow,
the face red with exertion and excitement,
and the whole man carried away with
the earnestness and sincerity of the com.
mission he bears to the sons of men.
Such a man must succeed-"
Louis Napoleon has completed his fif-
tieth year. He was born at the Tuileries.
in Paris, on the 80th of April, 1908.
Local & Territorial.
There will be a meeting of the citizens
of Sarpy County, at the Saw Mill, at Sal
ing's Grove, on Saturday, June 5th, ot 1
o'clock, P. M., for the purpose of consid
ering the propriety of remonstrating
against the sales of the Public Lands,
in this District, i t September next.
C. C. Goss, Agent of the American
Sunday School Union, will organize a
Sunday School at Fairview, next Sunday
morning, at 10 12 o'clock J and at Owen
ton, at 3, P. M. on the same day.
The following Sunday, June Cth, Mr.
G. will also organize a Sunday School at
the house of Mr. Thomas Clifton, be
tween this place and Omaha,
A. Lockwood, Esq. has put the road
between this point and Council Bluffs, in
good condition. The streams and sloughs
ore well bridged, and the road is much
shortened. The traveling public will find
this route, together with our safe aud re
liable ferry, the best and altogether the
shortest between the two places.
Democratic Couktt Convention.
Pursuant to a previous call, the Demo
crats of Sarpy County, met in Convention
at Bellevue,May 22d, at 1 o'clock, P. M.
for the purpose of electing Delegates to
attend the Territorial Convention, to be
held at Plattsmouth, Thursday, June 3d.
On motion of S. A. Strickland, the
Convention organized by electing Jacob
On motion, Wm. R. Smith was appoint
On motion of S. A. Strickland, it was
Resolved, that six Delegates be appointed
from this County, to attend the Plattsmouth
On motion, Gen. L. L. Bowen, Wm
R. Smith, Charles Keys, Doc. T. J. Boy.
kin, S. A. Strickland, and II. A. Longs
dorf, were elected Delegates.
On motion of L. L. Bowen, it was Re
solved, that it is inexpedient to organize
tho Democratic party, permanently, until
after the ensuing August election, and that
the Delegates to the Convention nt Plaits
mouth, be instructed to use their influ
ence in said Convention, to that end.
On motion, Resolve!, that the Delegates
have power to fill vacancies in their body
Speeches were made by Messrs. Bow
en, Rankin, Strickland, and others.
On motion of C. D. Keller, the Con
vention adjourned sine die.
JACOB SMITH. Chairman.
Wm. R. Smith, Secretary.
The Bachelors' Sewing Society, will
celebrate the Fourth of July, in this city,
on a magnificent scale. Front scats re
served for Ladies.
A District Sihool has been opened in
the log School House, at Saling's Grove.
The School is taught by Wm. May.
Gen. Wm. Larimer, of Larimer City,
together with his family, has removed to
Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. JA report
has been in circulation, that he was k tiled t
at the Fort, by the bursting of a cannon,
but it will be seen in another place, that
the report is without foundation.
A Sunday School, was organized at
! Philander Cook's last Sunday. It is to
be known as the Plallonia Sunday School,
and will meet hereafter at Larimer City,
at 10 1 -2 o'clook, A. M. Philander Cook
was chosen Superintendent, S. N. Muhan,
Assistant, and John M. Enoch, Librarian,
A subscription was taken up, for the pur.
pose cf procuring a Library.
Workmen are now engaged in opening
a Coal bed at Fairview, in this County,
and frim present indications, it will prove
to be one of the most valuable mines in the
The Tekama Bank, like several of its
predecessors, has " gone by the board."
We think the citizens of Nebraska, by this
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nine, uie imu rnougu ot tv uq cat isar.k's,
and will in the future, be cautious about
giving aid to those that seek to moke
themselves rich, at the expense of the
tiard working mechanic or laborer. That
class of men that are known by the eu
phooeous cognomen of " Banker," who
issues "promises to pay," when they
know they are not able, should one tnth be
presented for redemption, at one time, are
no better than common culprits, and
should be treated accordingly.
We are pleased to see that Adams L
Nelson, proprietors of the Douglas House,
Omaha, aro receiving ihe patronage that
tbey so well deserve. Their Hotel is naw
quite well filled with stringer CWe
J them a call
Steamers Arrived. The elegantly
furnished passenger packet, Harmbal,
Capt. Wm. Haslett, and Geo. M. Haflett,
Clerk, arrived at our Lcvco, Friday,
May 21, and discharged passengers and
freight, for this city. This i her first
trip this season, to this point. She is a
good boat, and we found her officers lobe
gentlemen that spare no pains to make
their passengers feel at home, while in
their charge. It is not unf requen ly the
case, that Steam Boat officers, while rest
ed with a little brief authority, take every
occasion to show their power over those
that happen to come in contact with them.
We were pleased to notice that this is not
so witft the officers of the Hannibul.
They are always kind and affable towards
their fellow passengers, or those doing
business with them. While we take
pleasure in commending them and their
craft, to the business and pleasure seek
ing public, we hope they will have many
a pleasant and profitable voyage, on the
turbulent Missouri. Remember the Han
nibal and the Haslett Brothers.
The Spread Eagle, came up on the
same day, bound for the mouth of the
Yellow Stone, with Government Stores
for Fort Benton. She had on board the
Delegation of Yoncton Sioux, who have
been to Washington, to make a treaty
with Government, for their lands in Da
kota Territory. They were all extreme
ly tall and noble looking fellows. The
Spread Eagle is the Cittt boat that has
left for the mountains, this season. The
Twilight, however, will soon follow. '
The Watossa came ip from St. Joe,
on her regular trip, Sunday, May 23.
The Steamer Thomas E. Tutt, made
our Levee, Tuesday, May 25, and 'dis
charged a quantity of freight.
Practical Woman's Richts.-Wc have
noticed, with admiration, several times
this spring, ladies engaged in the honora
ble occupation of hauling lumber, &c,
with ox teams. Yesterday, several ladies .
passed our office, in on ox wagon, while
one of them, with whip in hand, presided ,
over the de.-tinies" of Buck and Blight,
with as much . dignity and propriety, as
many of the lords of creation. We must
say that we admire the courage of thoso ,
ladies that have the independence to brave
those false customs of society that make '
slaves and noncnities cf women!' Not
that we would have women fallow out door
employments for an occupation, but be
cause we wish to break down those bar
riers that exist, excluding ladies from
such employments, however necessary it
may he at times, that unsoxes her in the
eyes of the masses. We wish to hare all
employments, free for those to engage in -that
see fit ; and when occasion seems to
require that women should go into the field,
and do that which is within their power,
let them do so without exciting remark or
ridicule. Go on ladies, and perform ,
whatsoever your hands may find to do,
that is an honor to the human race, re
membering that " Heaven helps those v
who help themselves."
A Company has been organized at
Nemaha City, styled the "Nemaha Val-.
ley Canal and Manufacturing Company ."
We have not learned what branch of
manufacturing this Company proposes t&
engage in, hereafter, but at present, their)
labors are principally confined to " gas."
We were visited by heavy showers, on
Saturday, Sunday, and Monday nights
last, which nearly deluged the earth. '
The Wh.te Element. A' corres
poodeiit writes that while traveling at the
south, he attended a negro meeting,
where the stblo preacher offered an ear-,
nest prayer for "do white element in our
Rev. Henry Wood, a chaplain in tha
U. S. Navy, writing from St. Helens,
says that in the room where Napoleon
died, there is now a threshing machine in
operation, and stalls for ihe horses thai
move it, in his bed-chamber.
The Kansas Land Sales, have been
postponed till October. . i- .
The Springfield Journal," has received
a bundle of new wheal on yesterday
grown in Pulaski County, Southern Lik
noi: . It was thre feet high, beaded) out,
the heads perfect and in blossom, iA
field of such wheat, with favorable west-,
er, would be ripe enough to b&tvcst esrlj
t The Des Jardin's bridge disaster,' has
already cost the Great Western railway.'
over one hundred and sixty-one thousand
dollars, and there are still three or four
unsettled cases, . ,
A few days since, a farmer, living nesr
Galena, Illinois, carried a od of pota
toes to tha,l rjaoe to sell, 'he highest
offer he could get, was lea ovnts a bush
el and rather than tell them at that rate,i
ha iped them into the Fever River1.
The result was that he was fined fourteen,
dollars for obstructing navigation,,
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