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BELLEVUE, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, JULY 29, 1858.
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Bowen As 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 Citv Lots, A-c, before
purchasing elsewhere. Office In Cook's new
Building, corner of Fifth and Main streets.
Ij. L. Bowen.
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT
LAW, Bellevue, N. T. 1-tf
S. A. Strickland,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT
LAW, Bellevue, N. T. 1-tf
T. B. Lemon.
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT
LAW. Office, Fontenelle Bank, Belle
vue, Nebraska Territory. Iy51
C. T. Holloway,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT
LAW, Bellevue, N. T. 1-tf
W. H. Cook.
ENERAL LAND AND REAL ESTATE
AGENT, Bellevue City, Nebraska. 1-tf
W. H. IiOngsdorf, M. D.,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Office on
Main, between Twenty-Fifth and Twenty
Sixth streets, Bellevue City. 33ti
W. W. Harvey,
COUNTY SURVEYOR OF SARPY CO.,
will attend to all business of Surveying,
laying out ai4 dividing lands, surveying and
platting towns and road. Office on Main
street, Bellevue, N.T. " 20-tf
B. P. Rankin.
ATTORNEY AND COUNSNLLOR AT
LAW, La PI itte, N. T. 1-tf
J. P. Peck, M.D.
SURGEON It PHYSICIAN, Omaha, Ne
braska Office and residence on Dodge
Peter A. Sarpy.
FORWARDING It, 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.
WM. m. SMITH. S. H. SMIT&
Smith & Brother,
A TTORNEYS. COUNSELLORS at LAW
xi. and Dealers in Real Estate, Bellevue,
Nebraska Territory, will attend faitniuiiy and
promptly to buying and selling Real Estate,
City Lots, Claims, and Land Warrants. Office
on Main Street. 21-6m
THOS. MACOW. ACS. MACS.
Maoon & Brother,
A TTORNEYS AT LAW A. LAND AGTS.,
XX Omaha City, Nebraska. Offioe on cor
aer of Farnham and Fourteenth Streets. 42tf
Greene, Weare & Benton,
n ANKERS AND LAW AGENTS, Council
.1 Ulutts, fotowattamle comity, lewa.
Greene Av Weare, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Greene. Weaie fc Rice. Fort Des Moines. la.
Collections made j Taxes paid t and Lands
purchased and sold, in any part of Iowa. 1-tf
D. H. Solomon,
ATTORNEY and COUNSELLOR AT
LAW, Glenwood, Mills Co., Iowa, prae
tlces in all the Courts of western Iowa and
Nebraska, and the Supreme Court of Iowa.
Land Agency not in the Programme, no 4-tf
1 FASHIONABLE Hair Cutting, Shaving,
. Dying, and Bathing Saloon, third door
west of the Exchange Bank, Omaha, N.T.
Omaha, Oct. 1, 18J7. ' 47
THE PROPRIETOR OF THE ABOVE
LARGE AND POPULAR
To the Public, and will render
To the wants of HIS GUESTS.
J. T. ALLAN.
Bellevue, Oct. 23. 1856. 1-tf
J. II BROWN,
ATT0RXEY AND C0CX( EL0R AT LAW
GENERAL LAND AGENT,
AND NOTARY PUBLIC,
Plaltsmoulh, Cass Co. JV. T.
ATTENDS to business in any of the Courts
of this Territory. Particular Attention paid
to obtaining and locating Land Warrants, col
lection of debts, ane taxes paid. Letters of
inquiry relative to any parts of the Territory
answered, if accompanied with a fee.
Hon. Lyraan Trumbull, U. S. S. from Ills.
Hon. James Knox, M. C. " "
Hon. O. II. Browning, Quincy, "
Hon. James W. Grimes, Governor of Iowa.
Hon. H. P. Bennett, Del to C. from N. T
Green, Weare fc Benton, Council Bluffs, I.
Nuckolls Si Co., Glenwood, Iowa. 23if.
Ira A. W. Buck,
J- AND and General Apent Pre-Emption
-J 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. Enos Lowe,
Hon. S. A. Strickland, Bellevue.
. Hon. John Finney, , ' .
Hon. J. Sterling Morton, Nebraska City.
Omaha, June 20, 1857. 35
H. T. CLARKE. A. M. CLABKE.
CLARKE & BROTHER,
FORWARDING AND COMMISSION
Steam Boat and Collecting Agents,
Dealers in Pine Lumber, Doors, Sash, Flour
Meal, Bacon, fce.
(J"Direct Goods, " Care Clarke &. Bro.,
Bellevue, Nebraska." v2nl
BOYES & CO'S
Florence, Nebraska, in Main St.
Town Plats, Maps, Sketches,
Business Cards, Checks A. Bills, Certificates,
and every description of plain and fancy en
graving, executed promptly in eastern style.
GENERAL LAND AND REAL ESTATE
Agent-., Columbus, Platte Co., Nebraska.
Having traveled extensively over the Omaha
Land District, will enter land at the ensuing
Land Sale at reasonable rates. Taxes paid,
and money loaned for Eastern capitalists, at
Western rates on Real Estate security. n29iy
JOHN H. SHERMAN.
Snyder & Sherman,
A TTORNEYS and COUNSELLORS AT
A. LAW, and NOTARIES PUBLIC, Coun
cil Bluffs, 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 s, and other Instruments of
writing drawn with dispatch 5 acknowledg
ments taken, lc, fcc.
fctT Office weet aids of Madison street,
just above Broadway.
nov 13 l-tf.
P. A. SARPY.
FORWARDING & COMMISSION
Still continues the above bnsiness at
ST. MABYS, IOWA, & BELLEVUE,
Merchants and Emigrants will find their
roods promptly and carefully attended to.
P. 8. I have the only WAREHOUSE for
storage at the above named landings.
St. Marys, Feb. 20th, 1857. 2 1-tf -I
Tootle ft Jackson,
FORWARDING fc COMMISSION MER
CHANTS, Council Bluffs city, Iowa.
Having a Large and Commodious Warehouse
00 the Levee at the Council B'uffs landing,
are now prepared to receive and store, all
kinds of merchandise and produce, will receive
and pay charges on all kinds of freigths ao
that Steam Boats will not be detained as they
have been heretofore; in getting some one to
receive freight, when the consignees are absent.
RirERENCESi Livermoore fc Cooley, S. C.
Davis fc Co. and Humphrey. Putt Jl Torv. St.
I Louis, Mo. 1 Tootle ft. Fairleirh, St, Joseph,
Mo. jl J. 8. Cbenewortb A Co., Cincinnati Ohio
J W. F. Coulbough, Burlingtoa, Iowa. 1-tf
A Woman's Question.
BT ADELAIDE ANNE PROCTER.
Before I trust my Fate to thee
Or place my hand in thine,
Befcre I let thy Future give
Color and form to mine,
Before I peril all for thee, question thy soul
to night fer me.
I break all slighter bonds, sort eel
A shadow of regret ;
Is there one link within the Past
That holds thy spirit yet ;
Or is that Faith as clear and free as that
which I can pledge to thee?
Does there within thy dimmest dreams
A possible future shine,
Wherein thy life could henceforth breathe,
Untouched, unshared by mine?
If so, at any pain or cost, oh, tell me before
all is lost.
Look deeper still. If thou canst feel,
Within tby Inmost soul,
That thou hast kept a portion back,
While I have staked the whole 1
Let no false pity spare the blow, bat in true
mercy tell me so.
Is there within thy heart a need
That mine cannot fulfill ?
One chord that any other hand
Could better wake or still ?
Speak now lest at some future day my
whole life wither and decay.
Lives there within thy nature hid
The demon-spirit Change.
Shedding a passing glory still
On all things new and strange ?
It may not be thy fault alone but shield
my heart against thine own.
Could'st thou withdraw thy hand one day
And answer to my claim,
That Fate, and that to-day's mistake,
Not thou bad been to blame ;
Some aootha their conscience thus t bntthou,
O, surely, thou wilt warn me now.
Nay, answer not I dare not hear,
The words would come too late j
Yet I would spare thee all remorse,
So, comfort thee, my Fatet
Whatever on my heart may fall remember
I wovld risk it all.
All large cities have prominent feat
ures, in scenery, in public edifices, and in
peculiar men. The former are known to
the public at large, while a knowledge of
the latter is mainly confind to residents.
Many men have no character at all.
They glide along on the surface of society
like a ship on the tide. Others have
character, but it is so near like that of the
great mass of men that it does not distin
guish them from the rest of the world.
A tree, standing on a par with its breth
ren of the forest, does not attract atten
tion ; but let it tower above all others, or,
without great height, acquire an unusual
thickness of trunk ; or, let it attain all he
Eroportions of a well-developed tree and
e dwarfed in size ; or, let it be crooked
and gnarled, whatever its size, and it ar
rests special attention, and becomes in its
day and generation an object of notoriety.
It is precisely so with individuals of the
Sharon Carter was born at Chester,
Delaware Co., Pa., Feb 15, 1772, and
consequently is now in the eighty-seventh
year of his age. He has a strong frame,
a florid complexion, which is very fair and
youthful, and a predominance of the vital
tempennent. He is straight as an arrow,
broad-shouldered, deep through the chest,
has a full developmergof the abdomen,
the region of those organs which manu
facture nourishment for the bodysj and
has, on the whole, just the organizaQn
for health, longevity, activity, and power.
He is a picture of perfect health, has
rarely or never been sick in his life, and
to all appearance may live twenty years
His habits of life, which have contribu
ted so largely to the maintenance of his
health and vital force, afford a temo for
profitable contemplation, which we will re
vert to after glancing at his history.
He was instructed io the coopering
business, and worked very bard io early
life, which served to promote development
and physical vigor. In 1799 he was mar
ried, and had five children, who are now
living. In 1809 he engaged largely in
the china business in Philadelphia in
1815 traveled through Europe and in
1824' failed in business in consequence of
losses on large purchases made during
. . ....
He has since followed the occupation of
vonscior, wnicn nai required mm ta be
much in the open air, and to walk constant-
He drinks nothing b it water, retires to
rest at nine o'clock in the evening, and
rises at half past four, the year round.
He washes himself all over every morn
ing, in cold water, and rubs the surface
dry with a crash towel. He sleeps with
his windows wide open in the coldest
weather, and one morning last winter, he
says, his housekeeper carried out of his
bed-chamber three pails full of snow
which had blown in during the night.
He never wore undereloths nor an over
coat. He wears light cloth goes with
his shirt-bosom open, not even leaving
buttons on it so that it could be closed.
He has not worn a glove or mitten for
thirty-years; seldom carries an umbrella,
and is out in all weathers. He never
rides, even though he should have three
miles to go. Not lung since, having,
about sun-set, paid over a sum of money
which he had collected for a gentleman,
and having three miles to go to reach
home, the man insisted on paying his fare
in the stage. ' He took the amount, paid
it to the driver, rode out of sight of his
friend, got out of the stage and walked
home. " I could not," said he, " be boxed
up and jolted about in a stage." His ex
tremities, unlike those of old people gen
erally, are warm, plump, and muscular.
His blood circulates freely, and tinges
the surface with tho hue of youth. His
eye sparkles with playful wit. and seems
to relish the pleasures of life with as keen
a zest as the youth of eighteen. With
such habits as his, should we be surprised
at his health, endurance, and high spirits f
Sharon Carter, as we have said, is very
extensively known in Philadelphia ; yet,
among the thousands who know his person
familiary, there are comparatively few
who knew him as Sharon Carter. He
has a '76 stylo of dress that attracts uni
versal attention, and his pedal extremities
are ever encased in buff-topped boots that
double over like the cuff of a coat, accord
ing to the Revolutionary pattern, people
know hi in by them, and he has thus ac
quired the soubriquet of Boots." Of
course ice do not approve the application
of this name to our venerable subject, nor
do we commend such a singularity of
manners or of dress as shall provoke wits
and urchins to apply a nickname. But
we are writing history, not creating it.
He has, of course, the right to wear small
clothes, and such boots as he thinks proper
to do, and he can not seriously complain of
the irreverent wit which provokes a name
for h imself suggested by those same boots.
He is certainly dhtingvished by them,
and nobody else in this creat city has so
good a right to the "appellation. In these,
" He stands alone
There is but one in all this world, but one
Such pair of boots."
Little things often make or mar a
man's fortune.-. These boots have been
serviceable to friend Carter above and be
yond the ordinary use of boots, viz, in a
business aspect He is a collector, and
has followed this pursuit more than twen
ty years. It has passed into a proverb,
that if he can not collect a bill, U is beyond
the reach of hope ; and he is mainly em
ployed in desperate cases, the boots, com
bined with the quiet, pertinacious patience
of their wearer, become omnipotent.
Wherever they rove or rest, there the
eyes of all are concentrated ; and as every
body knows their owner's .business, and
the kind of subjects he renerally has to
deal with, the debtor " forks over " with
out delay, when sheriffs and executions
would be powerless. In a city like Phil
adelphia there are sufficient number of
slow paymasters to keep at least one man
employed as collector for this class alone,
and he who can extract moisture from a
dry sponge can command a generous per
centage. As no man who sees these boots
on his track, and knows the character of
their owner, never delays payment an
hour longer than it is necessary for him
to earn, borrow, or beg the amount, friend
Carter drives a prosperous business.
These facts justify our assertion, that the
boots in question are pre-eminently ser
viceable to their weaker. His manner of
doing business is peculiar, and may be
profitably copied by others. He uniform
ly exacts his per-centage of the creditor,
in advance, if the case is very desperate ;
for says he, " Now, John, thee has tried
My best to collect this debt, and I may not
get it, but I shall work just as hard if I
fail as if I succeed, and I can not afford
to work for nothing. If I work long and
faithfully, I shall, thee knows, earn my
pay, and therefore I must have it in ad
vance." Armed with the bill, and more
than " doubly armed " with dignified
manners, amiable imperturbability, and
last, though not least, those same buff-topped
boots, he calls on the delinquent and
says, ' Friend, does thee owe this man
that sum ! He of course get an affirm
stive answtv, Well, eta thee pay it
now V If the man knows little or nothing
about the collector, fie answers indiffer
ently that he must call again. " Very
well, when shall I call ?" If he is told a
week hence, he replies, " This day week
I will call for the money." If he don't
obtain it at sight when the set day arrives,
the peaceful battle for victory then begins
" Boots." " Well, friend, I have called
according to thy promise, to get the money
for the bill."
Delinquent Debtor. " I haven't the mon
ey to spare to-day ; you must call again."
B. ' Thee promised it to day, thee
knows, but all are liable to mi-takes j but
as thee hasn't it by thee now, thee may re
ceive enough to-day to enable thee to pay
it. I will call again in the afternoon."
D. D. (In a pet.)" No, you needn't
come again to-day I tell you I can't pay
B. " No ono knows what may hrppen ;
thee may receive the money in the
courso of the day. I'll look in toward
True to his word, he is on hand toward
evening, and if he finds the man busy
with customers, and he tells him that he
is engaged, and would prefer that he
should call again, he replies with the
most perfect blnndness, Oh, never mind,
I am in no hurry I can wait until thee
He seats himself as if determined to sit
it out ; the debtor becomes confused and
irritated, and when left alone with his
good-humored tormentor, he brakes out
in a rage, and says he will not be bored
in this manner for a small sum ; thinks it
mean, and tells our friend he can not and
will not psy him to-day.
B. " Very well, then I will see thee
to-morrow." With this consolatory de
claration, friend Carter leaves him with
a gracious smile. Before six o'clock the
next morning, at a cost, perhaps, of two
miles' walk, an aged and venerable fig
ure, with drab hat and coat, a snow-white
neck-tie, light vest, brown small clothes,
and the same buff-topped boots, may be
seen sitting on the door-steps of the de
linquent debtor's house. When the maid
opens the door to clear the steps, he gives
her a gracious smile, (for, be it remem
bered, our hero is as gallant as he is ami
able, healthy, and good looking,) and in-
Juiring kindly after the health of" friend
nines," the master of iho house, with
whom he tails her he has some business,
finds no difficulty in obtaining from her
an invitation to sit in the parlor until said
James shall make his appearance. Im
agine bis surprise to find the same unruf
fled face and that same pair of boots,
which have followed him like a shadow to
his own parlor. Lest his wife and friends
should see his pertinacious vistor, whom
he has tried in vain to insult into anger,
he purchases his peace by paying the bill,
even though, by so doing, he is obliged to
appropriate the market money of the day.
Sometimes he does not so easily obtain
his claim, but, having exhausted all appli
ances at the shop, is obliged to haunt the
house morning, noon, and evening. He
is told by the maid that the man is in the
house, and soon after by the mistress that
he has just gone out, when he tells her
he will wait his return. Thus he will sit
and wait for three mortal hours, until his
caged bird " shells out " the money, or,
if he ii really short, he goes out and bor
rows the amount and cancels the debt.
In all this our peaceable hero never uses
any angry or ungenilemaDly words, nor
can any amount of abuse or delay ruftis
bis temper, exhaust nis patience, or divert
him from his course.
Sharon Carter has as perfect a physi
cal organization as can be found, and a
well-balanced mental development, lie
is very warm in his social attachments,
courageous and energetic, yet equable in
temper; and is dignified, persevering,
and ambitious. He is honest and kind,
but not very devout; has an excellent
memory, good practical sense, and is a
first rate judge of character. He gives
promise, even at eighty-seven, ol remain
ing with us yet many years, but when he
shall leave us,
" Take him all In all, we ne'er shall look
upon his like again."
Tux Gloucestet News tells the story of
a boy in one of the schooU.in that Iowa
who is an inveterate rbymster, ana wno
laughed one morning during prayers at
the sight of a rat. Jieing asked woy ne
laughed, he replied:
u I saw a rat upon ths stairs,
Coming up te hear your prayers."
Being told that he must immediately
make another rhyme or be flogged, he
Here I stand before Mies BWge t
She's rolnf to strike, and I shall dodge tt,"
and took his seat, the whole school being
to a roar 01 lavgmer.
Tho Complete Man,
William II. Burleigh, Esq., of Albany,
(says the Kllenville Journal,) has deliv.
ered his lecture on Ths Complete Man
before Lyceum and Literary Associations
in other places, and" we were prepared,
by the many complimentary notices it
has received from the pres to expect a
rare literary entertainment ; it is hardly
doing justice to the lecture to say we were
" Where," asked the lecturer, 11 may
the perfect man be found ?" We have
glorious fragments of the perfect man,
scattered along down through the ages,
in some of tho noblest specimens of our
race. Strength was represented in Sam
son and Hercules ; Faith in Abraham ;
Wisdom in Solomon, and so other single
qualifications have been largely exempli
fied in the character of distinguished in
dividuals. But time has yet to furnish us
an example of complete integral manhood.
We find the animals in our menage
ries complete and perfect in their kind,
unless they have been too long under our,
s uperior training; the horse superbly ex
hibits his qualifications of strength, speed,
and docility, justifying the grand descrip
tion communicated to the man of Uz:
" Hast thou given the horse strength ?
hast thou clothed his neck with thunder?"
etc.; the elephants and lions exhibited are
in general complete specimens of their
kind. Why is not the same completeness
found in individual specimens of the hu
man race T
The " complete man" is essentially an
ideal creature, an embodiment of the tri
une principles of Wisdom, Power, and
Love, so unequally and inadequately re
alized in our disintegrated humanity. Ia
him are these principles developed ia
their largest and purest sense ; his wis
dom) puts hiia in communion with the
noblest, best existent things, and by that
communion is he exalted ; it lights his
way to the goal of noblest purposes, which
proceed themselves from his large, loving;
nature. His love ii more and higher
than the mere love of " ladie faire ;" it
embraces all the rsoe in its scope, endear
ing to itself the inanimate things of , Na
ture by its warm.etherial sympathies. . It
takes in the love of God, of God the
Father, and the benefactor : " no arbitra
ry, capricious tyrant, thronged in the uhU
mate heavens, and grinding mankind on
the wheel of inexorable fate." To him
God is an object of love, whether reveal
ed in the sublimer aspect of things ; in
the night, within its million high-hung
lamps, like golden censers swung by some
giant angel before the supernal throne )
in the hushed noonday ; in the gorgeous
sunlight ; and the multitudinous things of
the living world, or in human nature
struggling up through its imperfect frag
mentary developments to a nearer approx
imation to the . ! , . , ,
First Good, first Perfect, and first Fair.'.
His power flows from a combination of
the other principles, manifesting itself in
true chivalry ; not that conventional chiv
alry that consecrates the murderous hand
of the duelist, that exalts brute over mor
al courage ; that steals upon its unarmed
victim in the Senate Hall and lavs him
low with the bludgeon of Cain ; but a
chivalry all kindness, and tenderness, and
honor, and yet terrible to avenge and
swift to redress the wrongs of outraged
humanity a chivalry that faces the ills
of life uoblenchingly, and faces the last
dread enemy with calm composure.
nut man must be a magnificent animal
before he becomes the perfect man.
Therefore physical training must not be
neglected. It is not impossible that a
mind of great power and capacity mar
be enshrined in a feeble body. But the
mind needs a sound, healthful physical
organism te put forth its full measure of
fervor and energy. The great charac
ters of ancient and modern timea had
hardy, robust bodies. He would have his
heroes vigorous, athletic, as well as ac
A good story is told of a Bostonian's
first appearance in polite society in Ar
kansas, which might be applicable to this
city: The company were engaged in
dancing, but the loveliest of the females
present, occupied a chair near the win
dow without a partner. Stepping up to
the lady, with a palpitating heart, he ex
" Will you do me the honor to grace roe
with your company for the next setf"
Her lustrous eyes shown with unwonted
brilliancy, her pearly teeth glistened, her
heavy snowy bosora rose and fell with
joyful rapture, as she replied : 1
" Yes-si r-ee ! for I've sot, and sot, and
sot, till I've bout tuk root f
The New Orleans Crescent utters tho
following prediction ; Wra. II. Seward
will be the noit President of the United
States, if ha lives and the Union lasts.1
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