Bellevue gazette. (Bellevue City, N.T. [i.e. Neb.]) 1856-1858, August 05, 1858, Image 2
BELLEVUE GAZETTE. JIKNllY M. HlJllT, Newt and Local Editor. DELLEVUE, N. T. THURSDAY, AUGUST 5, 1858. The Right Triumphant I SARrY COUNTY SAFE! B0WEN AND ITIR'IliKD tW DOUSED ! All our Representatives- Good and True I Thin Sarpy County, will b again, ably represented. Touching her immediate interests, the will be as she always liai been, a unit. Conscious of her united strength, and consequent influence, she can afford to smile pleasantly at the sneers nd envy of outsiders, whe are attempt ing to alienae and divide her. We de- sire to dictate no course oi poucy iur our Representatives, leaving them to the dictates of their unbiised judgment, to labor unitedly and earnestly for the bet interest of their constituents, as well as for that of the whole Territory. The Election is over, the excitement subsided, and the glory achieved. Can didates for the sufferages of the dear peo ple were numerous, and, they with their friends entered the canvass, determined upon victory, with an enthusiasm that knows no tire; and some of them, with a treachery and skull-duggery worthy only of infamy and disgrace. In the content no party lines were drawn, each of the candidates set up his peculiar claims and raced it on his own individual merit. Concerning the merits of the Representatives elect, very little need be said. Gen. Ltavitt L. Bowen who is well known at home and abroad, has again been called to his seat in the Council Chambei, by the people of Sarpy County. The Gen. came here at an early day and identified his interests with this place. In the darkest hour of our history he was the unflinching friend of the interests of Sarpy. When strong inducements were offered elsewhere; and when the people of this county least expected it, he come boldly forth as her champion and advo cated her rights and her interest. In the past election, almost every arti- fue was resorted to, in order to insure his defeat. His past legislative acts were de nounced, his motives impugned, and his character traduced. Certain home influ ences, aidded and abetted by a foreign enemy were all arrayed against him in order to accomplish the one great and de termined purpose of defeat. But thanks to the prosiding genii of destiny, the efforts of his opponents have all been thwarted, the pit dug for him, constitutes the grave of their inglorious defeat. lion, anas a. ainckland, has again been endorsed by a majority of the voters . of his own County. Several of the tickets however, having his name upon them were thrown out by the board of canvass' ers, there being more than four names upon them. This occured doubtless through the carelessness of the voters, or the intrigue of designing enemies. After tnrowing out tnese votes, the nrst news from the Platford precinct, elected Mr Strickland by twelve majority; aubse quently the number was reduced to two, and finally the official returns show his defeat by one vote. The certificate ha ' not yet been awarded to either Mr Wat ties or Mr. Strickland. We presume the . case will be contested. Concerning Mr. S. very little need be said. He was one of the earliest settlers of the Territory, and is identified from the first with its legislative history. A were thrown of the track, and no one could tell where it was foun t. One deaf mute was r portid to bo dead, and ( went at the request of a gentleman, to Monti y him, but he revived, and is doing well. During the long hours that we were toiling to get the sufferers from under the ruins, and up the embankment to the cars, parents were calling frantically forKieir children, and children for thnir parents. One mother had her dead child brought! . Ifl Kal annlhnf hAiiAiifail I.OI 1 1 ir ! it rl Lu Via IOUIIU with ecstatic joy. Another beautiful young mother, uninjured, I saw, by the light of a lamp, holding tenderly in her arms the mangled form of what was just before a beautiful child. One gentleman who was with me, who had labored without faltering from the first, cave way I at thi. sight and was overcome. He had ... . Local & Terriorial. The LaJies' Benemolent Society, wil meet at Mrs. McCord's, on Thursday next. All the members are requested to be present, as business of importance will come before the Society. Terrible nail (load Accident. On Thur&dav evening, about ten o clock, terrible accident occurred on me new helped to ca ry the dead a id the wound trie nan noaa. tno mgm eu up the embankment, but this was too much for the strong heart of a man to endure. Directly in front of the scat which I had occupied sat a refined and delicate young lady, who, I afterwards learned, was on a trio to the Falls. As the help- form of the only was brought up the embankment, she went to her side. bathed her head and fanned her brow, and spoke words of encouragement and sympathy to her, until her ear became msensible, She died in our car soon after we left the scene of disaster. a worker, he scarcely has any superior in any legislative body ; and his past bril! iant career, fully entitles him to a aeat in the preseut legislative chamber. B. P. Rankin hat received a very hand tiro endorsement by the voters of Sarpy County, and will, we doubt not, be true to her best interest. The attributes of ener gy and perseverance for which the Col. is so noted, deserves to be rewarded. These attributes, in their nature are God like, in the demon they can hardly be con templated without admiration. They give to the warrior his crown, and encirclj the head of the civilian with a halo that uei ther envy nor malice can obscure. Dur ing the present canvass, mountains have melted before the energy end persever ance of Col. R., and if his after-life con tinues to exemplify the same characterist ics, combined with integrity, be must rise high in the zenith of political glory. C. C Norwood, another of the Repre seatatives, gradi aied in the legal profes Ion in the slate of Maryland, and has since been admitted on certificate, to the the Courts of the Territoy. Unlike most other lawyers, Mr. N. has settled upon mnl itnoroved hit farm ; a business as Jaudabie as it i necessary, in the infancy of any Territory. Mr. N. possesses tal ents of a high order he will be a grow, iag man, and take high rank among the statesmen of the Territory. With Matthew J. Shields, Repreaenta tive elect, from the west end of the Coun ty, we are but partially acquainted. He was, however, the unanimous choice of that region, and we have heard him high Jy spoken of as a gentleman and a good and respectable citiz'-o, - York and express train, which left Jersey City at .'20. and was neavny toaueu wmi jms- ' ... : l-. .L - sengers, a large portion oi wnoin icn me cars at Patterson and other stations, pro reeded on its way until within six or sev en miles of Port Jervis. It would appear that at this point a tew ess but still breathing minutes walk trom a nine xown nameu injured colored person Glen Hollow, me two ninainosi cars were thrown off the tra k by the breaking of a rail after the greater part of the train had passed over. The cars were thrown down an embankment, the last car being made a complete wreck. It is to be pre sumed that the breaking of the coupling saved the other cars from being dragged down also. The rest of the train stopped as soon as possible, and a horrible catas trophe met the view of the passengers who had luckily been in tne iorwarucars, nd who escaped uninjured. The two cars at the toot ot tne em bankment were terribly smashed, and from among the splinters came all who were able to help themselves, l he pas sengers in the forward cars were thrown ini the greatest disorder by the sudden break, and on gaining their feet they opened the windows and doors of the cars, and heard the snouts ena moans ot the dying and wounded beneath them. he irr-atest contusion prevailed, tome running to and fro, calling on the con- uctor to stop the train, wnue otners rang the bell rope attached to the engine most vigorously. The following graphic ana toucning account of the disaster, is from the Rev. E. D. G. Prine, one of the editors of the New York Observer. It was written to his brother, who has kindly permitted us to publish it: 1'ost Jiavis, inursuay, a. m July 15, 1858. Dear Brothur: The telegraph will inform you of the terrible accident our train met with last evening near this olace. We left New York in the 5 o'clock r. m train, came on pleasantly and safely until about 8 1-2 o'clock ; when descending the heavy grade on tne west side of the Shawangunk Mountains i per ceived that we were moving at such a fearful rate that 1 started once or twice with anoehension on a heavly descending grade. Within two or three minutes after my fears be came thus excited. I Nil a concussion as if we were running over a slight obstruc lion. Some little commotion ensued in ... .i .,. our car, whicn was tne lourm irwn me rear. A signal was made to the engineer as soon as possible, but we had run a mile or so before the train stopped. We soon found that two cars had been detach ed from the train. We ran back with great apprehension, and our worst fear were more than realized. The last two cars were hurled down an embankment forty feet, and were completely demolish' ed. The groans and screams of the in jured broke fearfully upon our ears in the stillness of the evening. They were un der the wreck, and strewed around the scene of the disaster in awful confusion. The moon was shining feebly, and by its light, and that of a large fire which was oon kindled, the wreck or. tne cars was removed, and all that were living were rescued. Three hours were spent in get ting the suffering from beneath the ruins of the cars and embankment, when, with seven dead and forty, more or less sen ouslv injured, the melancholy train moved ' : . a on to this place. An engiue oau oeen pre viously sent to Port Jervis, which return ed to the scene of disaster with surgeons and other aid. All the injured were taken into the two hotels the Delaware and the Fowler House and to day they re generally doing well. A man? the iniured are Prof. J. L P-t Vicn Priucipal of the New York in.tln.ti.m for the Daf and Dumb, his w,fnd child, his wife's sister and lev eral deaf mutes. Mrs. Peet and Miss Barry, a deaf mute, were quite aeriously Iniurod. but they are uow doing well, and are out of all danger. Oue of the most heart-rending incidents connected with this melancholy occurrence was the of the deaf mutes, which could rd at a treat distance and which irr.tlv airirravatad the horror of the -DO Tn Uts.il its incidents would be as im .;t.l ia raherse a horrible dream. Wk.n I reached the car 1 heard a famil and inakinr mr way towards it, stepped in the darkness ujon a dead man. I an reached Prof. Pert. l and t..A Kim aiinnnrtinir his WHO Dead The Atlantic Telegraph a Fail ure. Ntw York, July 20. The steamship Asia arrived out on the 4th. The most import" nt intelligence by this arrival is the failure of the attempt to lay the Atlanta cable. The Niagara and Gorgeon arrived at Queenstowii on the 5th. The Agamem non and Valorous had not arrived on the 7th. The Niagara and Agamemnon met a third time on the 28th, and a third time connected the cable. They then start ed afresh, when the Ni'gara, having paid out over 150 miles of cable all on board entertained the most sanguine anticipations of success. When the fatal announcement was made on the 2Uth. at 9, P. M., that the electric current had ceased to flow, that the necessity of aban doning: the project tor the present was only too manifest. It was considered that the opportunity might as well be availed of to test the strength of the ca ble. Accordingly, this immense vessel, with all her Mores, was allowed to sail to the cable. An additional strain of four tons was placed on the brakes. Yet, al though it was blowing at the time, the ca ble held her as if she had been at anchor, for over an hour, when a heavy pitc'i of the sea snapped the cable, and the Niag ara bore away for Queenatown. Sue must have passed the Agamemnon, but owing to the heovy fog, missed seeing or hearing any tidings of her. It was con- knowing that we were j'ctured the latter had not delivered her specineu quauiuy vi raoio m me ume oi the failure, and may have consequently returned to the place of meeting. Should nothing be heard of her, the Niagara would proceed to the Ocean station, hav ing still on board l.dUU miles ot the ca ble, which, supposing tl.e other vessel had retained a similar amount, will per mit of the junction being completed, and 30 per cent for casualties. Extraordinary PcaronANcis or a Blind Horse. On Wednesday last, a blind horse which hud just previously been detached from a cart in which he had been hard at work hauling brick all day, took fright and ran at a headlong pace across Pennsylvania Avenue, at a short distance east of the Cupitol ; when he ar rived at the opposite side from whence he started, he encountered a tree box, which he tore down, together with the tree inside it (a sapling some six inche through at the trunk). This did not im pede his progress in the least, for he con tinued straight ahead, and the next thing he encountered was a fourteen inch nail of a rough-caat brick ho se inhabited by Mr. John Smith ana his family. Incred ible as this story may appear, be ran against the wall with such force as to break it entirely through, making breach through which a good sized man can creep, and otherwise producing a fis sure as ide as a man s hand reaching upward as far as the second story of the house. In running against the house the horse 'aced his fore fett on the bulkhead eel r door in front, through which they broke, barking his legs in a fine r-tyle. The ferce of the blow against the wall sent a sofa inside flying across the room, together with about a barrel full of brick which had been detached from the wall. Backing out of all this mischief, as well he could, this ammateu oauering-ram Election Returns. Below will be Election Returns from several Counties. We are indebted to R. W. Furnas, for returns from the Counties cf Nemaha, Johnson, Richardson and Pawnee. It will be seen that Mr. Fur nas was re-elected to the Council. Robert C. Jordan, candidate for Ter ritorial Auditor, received a large vote in ' the following Counties, and doubtless is elected : Sarpy County. COUNCIL. L. L. Bowen, HOUSE. B. P. Rankin, Matthew J. Shields. Charles C. Norwood. Stephen II. Wattles. COUNTY COMMISSIONER. Reuben Lovcjoy. justice or the peace Bellevue Prect- William R. Watson. constables. Bellevue Precinct. O. A. Velie. N. W. Earls. justices or peace. Forest City Prect. Barney Scott. Thomas Whiteside. constable. George B. Ackley. justice or the peace. Plattford Tree. Henry L. Fuller. constables. Plattford Precinct. William M. Setterfield. James II. Kneeland. IKasAingon, Sarpy, and Burl Counties. council. George W. Doaue. Douglas County. council. George L. MilW, Omaha. William E. Moore, " John R. Porter, HOUSE. William A. Gwyer, Omaha. George Clayes, " John S:eiuberger, Elkhorn. R. W. Steele, Florence. James Stewart, O.naha. Clinton Briggs, " James II. Seymour, " Augustus Roeder, ' J'tmaha and Johnson Countitt. council. R. W. Furnas. HOUSE. Dailey. Noel. Clark Rithards-m and Pawnee. council. E. S. Dundy. HOUSE. Dean. Fleming. Ramsey. Contested by Silas A. Strickland. A. B. Steinberoer, a dtjtattd can-j didate for the Legislature, saw fit to pro claim publicly in this city, and privately throughout the co mty, previous to the day of election, that we refused to print his election tickets. We emphatically pro nounced it a base falsehood, when public ly uttered, and had he not so widely circu lated it, we should not have deenv d t During the past month, fifteen inches of water, on an average, fell in this Tcr. ritory, which is more than was ever be fore known in the same period of time. The streams have been full to overflow ing, the Bridges are mostly swept away, the bottoms all overflowed, Farms inun dated, families obliged to seek shelter on high ground, in well covered houses, Fer- wor.hy a pasung notice. Ve have always ry Bts were washed away, and fences maintaineu mai a pruning omc; ,io a kci im extent, is public property, and as far as printing and advertising are concerned, we have extended to all, the same accom nidations, without regard to political or personal fri ndship ; and we shall con tinue on this principle, should we live to be old enough to be Metheusela's great grand father. We had an understanding with the candidates, except Steinberger, who has never slid a single word to us about print ing his tickets ; but when we were solic ited to print the tickets for the various csndidates, we informed the person that brought us the " copy," that we should not print Steinbergcr's tickets unless he would hold himself responsible, or that Steinberger would pay for printing. Hoi (the individual that furnished the "copy,") refused to hold himself response ; but in the following evening, one of the can didates vouched for the payment of print ing Steinberger's tickets, and we acceed- ed to his proposition ; but Steinberger seeing an opportunity to make a little capital, by becoming a martyr, set out like a persecuted saint, to excite the sympa thies of the public, by giving his version, of the affair, till finally he came near believing his own fabrication, and for a length of time, it is presumed, he imag ined himself to be a greater martyr, even than Martyn Luther. We are informed that Steinberger went so far as to assert that he tendered us money in payment for his printing, whieh we rrjused. We con sider it unnecesary to deny the charge, as we should conclude that we were a fit candidate for a mad hojse, to refuse money, in thse hard times. Steinberger has almost compassed heav en and earth to secure an election, and hardly a stone was left unturned, that promised aid and comfort. Even his pa ternal anetor asserted that he had edu cate I the boy expressly for the Legislature, but thank heaven, the people have declar ed that the boy had better remain al home till he had reached at'leost the age of puberty. Ve appeal to the good sense oi me neonl of this county, to know if it r- r - does not look a little presumptuous in a boy that has hardly dispensed with swad dling clothes, to put himself on an equality with men ? and ask their sufl'erages (ot a position that would enable him to make laws to govern his superiors ! The pri pie of this coui ty have always preferred to be represented by men, and we think that will be their preference, for some time to come. It may seem unkind in us, to rejoice in the downfall of others ; but we rejoice only when structures that are built on false foundations, obey the supreme law of gravitation, and find a common level. We learn that considerable fever and ague prevail in various parts of the Ter ritory. People cannot be too careful res pecting their diet, and ablution, if they wish to avoid sickness. " An in ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," is a maxim that will be well to follow. houses, furniture, journeyed down stream together. Mud and water, rain, thunder and lightning, were the order of the day as well as the night, during the entire month. August has opened clear and bright, and we hope that during the month Old Sold will continue to look down smil ingly upon us. Below will be found our Thermometrical Record, for July : July. 1358. a.m. Pg. p.m. Dr. p.m. Dr. 1 6 79 2 81 9 72 2 6 74 2 77 9 64 3 6 66 2 80 9 CO 4 6 72 2 88 9 68 6 6 71 2 88 9 70 6 6 74 2 88 9 77 7 6 78 2 90 9 77 8 6 70 2 81 6 76 9 6 74 2 95 9 72 10 6 70 . 2 76 9 67 11 6 70 2 78 9 63 12 6 62 2 74 9 62 13 6 64 2 80 9 72 14 6 76 2 90 9 70 15 6 66 2 78 9 69 16 6 73 2 79 9 70 17 6 69 2 75 9 72 18 6 72 2 87 9 71 19 6 76 2 90 9 77 20 6 72 2 87 9 76 21 6 71 2 75 9 69 22 6 67 2 81 9 71 23 6 67 2 81 9 71 24 6 70 2 83 9 72 25 6 70 2 85 9 67 26 6 61 2 71 9 64 27 6 66 2 83 9 77 23 6 71 2 91 9 69 29 6 73 2 87 9 73 30 6 75 2 89 9 77 31 6 77 2 93 9 71. The adjourned term of the District Court, for the trial of Mathews, will com mence on Monday the 16th insti All the Petit Jurors at the June term, quested to be in attendance. are re- Gen. J A. Quitman, died at his resi dence, near Natchez, Miss., on the 17ih ult. He was horn at Red Hook, about five miles from Rhinebeck, Dutchess County,. New York, on the 1st of September, 1799. Tho sporting circles of the country, will regret to hear of the death of Win. T. Porter, the founder, and long the;well known editor of the Spirit of the Times, and recently one of the founders and edi tors of Porter's Spirit. Mr. Porter was attacked on Friday la-t with chi ti a id fever, and died yesterday morning. Ha was fifty-six years of age, was a native of Vermont, was a clever writer, and was noted for the extent of his knowl edge in sporting matters, and for the fair ness of all his comments thereon. Nw York Courier We learn from Rev. Wm. Hamilton, that nearly four feet of water, has fallen, within the last twelve months. By the arrival at New Orleans of the steainpr Tennessee we have news ficm the City of Mexico to the 19th of Jui e. The forced loan imposed upon foreigners non-complying with its requirements have been ordered to leave the country. The goo Is of the American residents who re fused to comply with the terms or the loan had been seized, and consequently Min ister Foryth had demanded and received his pas?ports. The Liberals were every where gaining strength, and President Zuloaga was goin? to Tampico for refuge. DIED. At Linn Grove, N. T., July 30th Lucy 8. nnlv child of J. A. and Anna VV. Thompstn, in tb &th year of her ape. as H.kaaLiI .kiuii nil tnl nfT ihlMiHrh ttlA i . . .... . " w-.. or the tinpire state, mis street into a large maroie-yaru near Dy, . , where be tumbled heels over bead sev-1 eral times among the blocks of marble, finally entangling himself between them to such an extent that be could make no further headway, and only then he caved in. He was r captured and marched off to h's stable, when his pedal terminations were properly dressed.- On rn lay he It is known, we suppose, to most of the settlers of Sarpy County, that the Flour ing Mill of Charles Childs, situated two miles north of Bellevue, is in good condition, and that grists can be ground to the satisfaction of those that patronize his Mill. Mr. C has presented us with a sack of his Flour, and we consider it scarcely inferior to the " Extra Genesee" enterprising miller deserves much credit for erecting the mill for the accommodation of our wheat growers, and we hope that he will be liberally patronized. Sh were irnorant of what had become j was again put to work, and carted brick. ottV&l or of any other meinbe, .U day most -ndustnousf To any on curacy of this statement, we can only say iHo.r n.rt nf tn. I heard a chi'd voice on the other side of the car and rushing armnd towards it, asked one who had taken it up, whose child it was. The mother exclaimed, " It is my child, and pressed it to her heart as if afraid I was about to claim it. I soon found the child of my friend, in the arms of a person who was carrying it up the embankment. It was asleep oath seat when the cars go and see for yourselves, as we did. Washington Star. Joshua II. Arnold, of Nicholosville, Ky., has no reason to complain of the law's delay, for he was indicted, tried, and sen tenced to be hung for the murder of bis wife, all in a single day last week. Thosa chaos that smashed the dash board of Mr. Coffman'a Buggy, to pieces, a few nights since, and committed sundry other depredations, had belter be guarded in their future movements. Such acts of villainy are cmtemptible in the extreme, and the perpetrators are worthy of severe punishment. The County Commissioners will meet at Cook office, on Monday next, Aug. Uth. A rout Office has been established at Fairview. in Sarpy County. Mr. Bassett is acting as Deputy J'ost Master, an mail matter designed for citizens in that region, bad better be directed to that office. Rev. Wm. Hamilton, de'iver -d a lec ture, before the Ueiievue Library Associ ation last evening, (Thursday )on the sub ject, Know Thyself. There was a good attendence and a general interest manifested, in the elo quent remarks of the Rev. Gentleman. We have scarcely listened to a more sound and practical exhibition of truth, kince our residence in Nebraska. After the lecture, Wm. Robinson Esq., Vice President, presented the Associa tion, with a few valuable works, to enrich the Library. Hon. John Finney, has left several stalks of Mille. at our office, which meas ure 7 feet in bight. It was grown on his farm, a few miles west of this city, in the Pappillion Valley. It will be hard to find any that will beat it in bight and length of heads. Will our Agricultural friends, favor us, from time to time, with specimens of their farm products t Col. Sites' party, who have been en gaged en the Platte River Wagon Road, for several months past, arrived in this City, on Monday last GENERAL ORDERS, NO. 13. IIcad Quahtim, Fidst Bricadc, Nebraska, Volunteer Malitia, Rcllrvue, N. T. William N. Dean is hereby appointed Aid-de-Camp. His rank is that of Majob. II wi l be respected and obeyed by Officers and Pri vates accordingly. Tola appointment is made to AH the vacancy occasion I by the removal of Mai. A. J. Upson from the Territorv. AUS.4tD.lB0B. Lt.AYH 1 U runrn. Brio. Ger. First Brigade, N. V. M. Notice. IS hereby riven to Jacob H cu, James Rns tile, Richard Hugeard, and all others whom it miv concern, that I will appear at the Land Office in Omaha on, Friday th 27th day of August 15, and ther prov my rirht to pre-empt tne E,8t D'" ,nd tb Nl quarter, of the 8. E. quart, of section 8, Townhip 12, north f Rang 11, East of th 6th principal meridian in Nebraska Territory. Zf.3i F. M. T. GRAHAM. Notice. TS hereby tlvn to Teter Wilkinaon.Wm.Wll kinaon, an I all it lers whom It may concern that I will appear at Hie Land Offic in Oma h on th 23rd day i Aug ut lH."-8, and tb era prov mvriiht to pr-m t th E 1-2 of N. and E 1-2, of S. E. 1-4, of section 12, Town ship 13, Range 12, Eaetofth 6th principal meridian in Nebraska Territory. 37.3t WM. D. ROWLEV Notice. -we v v. .i..n t. Patrr Wilkimon. Wm. Wilkinson, and all others wDom i ro.j conrern. wai i wm Hj.p.nv . in Omaha, on th 23rd d iy of Augu.t 1858, and ther prov my right to pre-empt tne W 12, of th. N. E., and W 1-2. of S. E. 1-4. th 6th, principal meridian, Nebraska Tern- t0S7-3t JOHN B. IEATON.