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BUSIIVKSS C A II US.
Bowen & Strickland,
TTORXEYS AT LAW. Real Estate,
City Lot and Claims bought and sold.
Purchasers will do well to call at our offire
arid examine our list of City Lots, tc, before
purchasing elsewhere. Ollice in Cook's new
building, corner of Fifth and Main streets.
L. L. Bowen.
TTORNKY AND COUNSELLOR
, LAW, Ucllevue. N. T.
S. A. Strickland,
TTORNKY AND COUNSELLOR AT
LAW, Bcllevue, N. T. 1-tf
T. B. Lemon,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT
LAW. Office, Fontenelle Bank, Belle
vue, Nebraska T erritory. Iy1
O. T. Holloway,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT
LAW, Bellevue, N. T. 1-tf
W. II. Cook.
ENERAL LAND AND REAL ESTATE
AGENT, Bellevue City, Nebraska. 1-tf
"W. II. Longsdorf, M. D.,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Office on
Main, between Twent-. -Fifth and Twenty
Sixth streets, Bellevue City. 33tf'
W. W. Harvey "
COUNTY SURVEYOR OF SARPY CO.,
will attend to all business of Surveying,
laying out and dividing lands, surveying and
platting towns and roads. Office on Main
ttreet, Bellevue, N. T 20-tf
B. P. Itankin.
ATTORNEY AND COUNSNLLOR AT
LAW, La PI itte, K. T. 1-tf
J. P. Peck, M.D.
SURGEON lc PHYSICIAN, Omaha, Ne
br ska Office and residence on Dodge
Peter A. Sarpy,
FORWARDING & 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.
. R. SMITH. 1. H. SMITH
Smith & Brother,
ATTORNEYS. COUNSELLORS at LAW
and Dealers in Real Estate, Bellevue,
Nebraska Territory, will attend faithfully and
promptly to buying and selling Real Estate,
Citv Lots. Claims, and Land Warrants. Office
on Main Street. 21-tim
THOS. MACON. ACS. MACON.
Maoon & Brother,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW fc LAND AGTS.,
Omaha City, Nebraska. Office on cor
ner of Farnhara and Fourteenth Streets. 42tf
Greene, Wetre & Benton,
RANKERS AND LAW AGENTS, Council
BlulFa, Potowattainie comity, Iowa.
Greene lc Weare, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Greene, Weaie ft. Rice, Fort Des Moines, la.
Collections made; Taxes paid and Lands
purchased and told, in any part of Iowa. 1-tf
D. II. Solomon,
TTORNEY and COUNSELLOR AT
LAW, Glenwood, Mills Co., Iowa, prac
tice in all the Courts of western Iowa and
Nebraska, and the Supreme Court of Iowa.
land Agency not in the Programme, no 4-tf
I FASHIONABLE Hair Cutting, Shaving,
Dying, and Bathing Saloon, third door
st of the Exchange Bank, Omaha. N. T.
Omaha, Oct. 1, 13S7. 47
BELLKVUE, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 12. 1858.
THE PROPRIETOR OF THE ABOVE
LARGE AND FOPULAR
To the Public, and will render
To iht wants of JUS GUESTS.
J. T. ALLAN.
Bellevue, Oct. 23. 1956..
j. 11 nnowiv,
ATTORNEY AM) (01M EL0R AT LAW
GENERAL LAND AGENT,
AND NOTARY PUBLIC,
PMtsmoidh, Cass Co. JV. T.
ATTENDS to business in any of the Courts
of this Territory, reticular attention paid
to obtaining dud 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. Lyman Trumbull, U. S. S. from Ills.;
Hon. James Knox, M. C. ' "
Hon. O. H. Browning, Quincy, "
Hon. James W. Grimes, Governor of Iowa.
Hon. II. P. Bennett, Del to C. from N. T
Green, Weare Si Benton, Council Bluffs, I.
Nuckolls & Co., Glenwood, Iowa. 23tf.
Ira A. V. Buck,
I AND and General Agent 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. Gilltnore, Receiver, Omnha.
Hon. Knot Lowe,
Hon. 8. A. Strickland, Bellevue.
Hon. John Finney, "
Hon. J. Slerline Morton, Nebraska Ciy.
umana, June 20, 137. 35
V- T. CLARKE.
A. M. CLARKE.
CLARKE & BROTHER,
FORWARDING AND COMMISSION
Steam Boat and Collecting Agents,
Dealers in Pine Lumber, Doors, Sash, Flour,
Meal, Bacon, &.c.
f?TDirect Goods, " Care Clarke It Bfo.,
Bellevue, Nebrif ka." v2nl
BO YES & CO'S
Florence, Nebraska, in Main St.
Town Plats, Maps, Sketches,
Business Cards, Checks & Bills, Certificates,
and every description of plain and fancy en
graving, executed promptly in eastern style.
GENERAL LAND AND REAL ESTATE
Agen, Columbus, Platts 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
GEO. SNYDER. JOHN H. SHERMAN.
Snyder & Sherman,
A TTORNEYS and COUNSELLORS AT
J. LAW, and NOTARIES PUBLIC, Coun
cil Bluff's, 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, Mortages, and other instruments of
writing drawn with dispatch acknowledg
ments taken, &.C., ke.
(Eif Office west side of Madison street,
just above Broadway.
nov 13 1-tf.
P. A. SARPY".
FORWARDING & COMMISSION
Still continues the above bnsiness at
ST. MARYS, IOWA, & BELLEVUE,
N. T. '
Merchants and Emigrants will find their
goods promptly and carefully attended to.
P. S. I have the only WAREHOUSE for
storage at the above named landings.
St. Marys, Feb. 20th, 1857. 21-tM
Tootle & Jackson,
T7ORWARDINO 4, COMMISSION MER.
-L' CHANTS, Council Blutfi city, Iowa.
Having a Large aul Commodious Warehouse
on the Levee at th Council Bluff's landing,
are now prepared to rseelve and store, all
kinds of merchandise and produce, will receive
and pay charges on all kinds of freigths so
that Steam Boats will not be detained as they
hae been heretofore, in Retting some one to
receive freight, when the consignees are absent.
Rl Terences i Llvermoore St. Cooley, 8, C.
Daib at Co. and Humphrey, putt St Tory, St.
Louis, Mo. 1 Tootle fc Fairleigh, St. Joseph;
Mo. J. S. Cheneworth fc Co., Cincinnati Qhiot
W. F. Coulbough, Uui!:ticoi., Iowa. J-tf
Be A Woman,
Oft I have heard a gentle mother,
As the twilight hour began,
Pleading with a son of duty,
Urging him to be a man.
But, unto her blue-eyed daughter,
Though with love's words quite was
Points she out this other duty,
" Strive my dear to be a lady."
What's a lady? il Is something
Made of hoops, and silks, and airs,
Used to decorate a parlor.
Like the fancy rugs and chairs I
It ia one who wastes on novels
Every feeling that is.human I
If 'tis this to be a lady,
'Tis not this to be a woman.
Mother, then unto your daughter,
Speak of something higher, far,
Than to be mere fashion'a lady.
" Woman " is a brighter star.
If ye, In your strong affection,
Urge your son'to be a true man,
Urge your daughter no less strongly,
To arise and be a woman.
Yes, a woman brightest model
Of that high and perfect beauty,
Where the mind, and soul, and body,
Blend to work out life's great duty.
Be a woman nought is higher
On the gilded list of fame
On the catalogue of virtue,
There's no brighter, holier name.
Be a woman, on to duty,
Raise the world from all that's low,
Place hi h in the social heaven
Virtue's fair and radiant bow ( '
Lend thy influence to each effort,
That shall raise dur nature's human ;
Be not fashion's gilded lady,
Be a brave, whole-souled, true woman.
BY HELEN MAR.
What 1 woman the same rights as man?
'Tis folly to suppose it
She's been a long time under ban,
And every .body knows it 1
She's worn of old the iron yoke
Which man, her roaster, gave her j
She has no right to have it broke,
No right, to public, favor I 1
She has no right to claim a part
In money, wit, or learning ;
To men belong the aweets of art,
They're so much more discerning.
She has no right to college-halls,
Diplomas, and degrtes, sir
No right to settle feuds and brawls,
And pocket legal fees, sir.
Shi bold an office, what disgrace!
Besides, 'would be so funny
To see a woman fill a place
Where she was making money I
She has no right to beal the sick,
Or practice the physicain
For such presumption, let a kick
Just show her, her position I
She has no right to speak in church,
Or any other meeting
For such a bold, indecent lurch,
She'd merit a sound beating I
She has no right to take a text
And make a sermon to it
We heard a clergyma n declare
'Twas sacrilege to do il I
A woman preach ? Oh, what a sin ?
But then she couldn't do it
Her intellect's so very thin,
She never could go through it I
Man has a right to be out lata
To any licensed grorggy j
Ilia wife'a a right for him to wait
Till he comes home all foggy I
But she's no right to game and swesr,
No right to be dejected
She has a fight to scanty fare,
A right to be neglected
She has a right to stay at home
All friendless fri forsaken, .
To work the hours off one by one,
Or else I'm much mistaken I
To me, it really does appear
That nature made a blunder
It always seemed most strangely queer
The aias were torn assunder.
To make a woman near man's heart ,
Why, had a toe been taken,
She better then had known her part,
Ar.d never Veen mistaken,
Wm. Mc Farland was born in the
township of Drigallen, Scotland, June 18,
1S03. His father, John McFurlund,
was a fanner in romforinble circumstanc
es, and distinguished for his industry nnd
integrity, and sound judgment. lie was
a zealous High Churchmun. On the ma
ternal side was an unusually strong men
tal organization, though combined with
the delicate sensibilities that form womnn's
chief adornment. There were two broth
ers older than William, and a sister young
er man ivniiam, tn common with the
others, enjoyed the advantages of n com
mon-school education, an then afforded
that is, in winters went to school, and
summers worked nt the plow.
In his fifteenth year, or thereabout, he
was sent to n high school or academy, as
11 wouiu ne termed Iiere. 111 a neigboring
township, where he remained some two
years. Of his scholastic achievements
here we are unuble to t-penk. Our inform
ant, though, states that from quite a child
he was remark! tie for his controvers'al
ability, and tha he was often known to de
molish the arguments of even the oldest
heads. His thoughts and method were
always very clear, and cleary enunciated.
Mathematics was his favorite study.
After leaving the academy he assisted
on his fnther's farm a year or two. Dur
ing this time he employed his leasure
hours in reading and study, and rarely
mingled with thoe of his own ago in their
customary sports and festivities. When
he was about twenty he nssumed the
charged of a school in a town a few miles
distant. It was here ccurred what prov
ed to be the turning point in his life. To
make ihe recital tsliort, it appears he be
came nttuchei to a beauiitul blue-eyed
maid, that they were betrothed, and that
she married his broiher.
Meanwhile numerous were their tend
er meetings under the trystmg tree, and
v iws of co stuniy. Many were the sweet
tokens of remembrance and letters burn
ing with lcvt that passed between them.
At length his next older brother named
Knox came to visit him. and was intro
duced to his affianced. This brother in
duced the object of his brother's ail'eclions
to elope with him. Crushed in spirit,
broken in heart, William, the subject of
this sketch, turns to go not home but
to flee the recollection of his misery. The
next few years, whither he wandered
and how, our informant could never gath
er from Mr. Mc Farland, though, as he
says, he essayed it time and again. It
wer hardly difficult to fancy his poignant
grief as his subsequent career thows
that he never outlived this sudden blow to
the fervent hopes aud dreams of his
In 1830 he appears in New York. His
tattered garments and long hair make him
an object of notice, tiU finally, from being
known to lodge in a lime-kiln, he comes
to be designated as the "Lime-kilu Man."
His general career from this time to the
present is well known. Though he nevsr
begged, he never refused chatity when
tendered him. It was supposed he slept
in the l'ark, lumber-yards, etc., in sum
mer ; and in the lime-kiln in the winter.
This is not entirely correct. During the
past seveteon-years he has been a con
stant occupant of the lime-kiln of Mr. II
B. Knapp, in his present place in Four
teenth Street, between Avenues A and B
and former place, corner of Avenue B
and Second Street.
It is rarely he has remained away a
night, either in winter or summer. He
was there punctually at dark, and invairi
ably went away by daylight. These lime
kilns comprise generally three furanees.
twelve-to fifteen feet deep, which are fill
ed wiih oyster and clam thells, from
which the lime was mada, and a fire kept
beneath them. In the winter this fire is
kept up without intermission The top of
these stacks is level w ith the street under
neath, and is divided into various apart
ments. Formerly the Lime-kiln Man " made
his lodging-place on tha top of the mouth
of one of these slacks, till, getting one of
his hands badly burned, he solicited more
secure accommodations below, which were
readily accorded to him, and here he has
invariably slept. His mode was to lie on
the slacking lime, Sometimes, when very
cold, he would envelope himself, with the
exception of his head, in 'he slacking ma
terial. We took occasion to visit the
place he has made his home the lat few
years, and found it neat, and by no means
so repulsive as we had at first imagined.
The white appearance of everything gave
it a cleanly, if not an inviting look, and
the slacking lime is not as bad a resting
pLce as one might conceive. The Lime
kiln Mm" took his supper here, com nris-
, ing such food as he had picked up, or as
had been given him during the day. He
alwnys had a goodly supply of newspa
pers. He read his Bible, which was his
invariable companion. His quotations of
Scripture were very remarkable. Day
times ho occupied in seeming listless
wanderings through different portions of
the ciiy. Ho visited everyday Fulton
Market, and, indeed, relied upon his
visits here for his main supplies of food.
Ho never used to ask for food, but thero
were those who furnished him some reg
ularly. And so with money; he never
solicited any. though he never refused to
accept a proiiercd donation.
As for his clothes, ho was known some
times to change a garment, but he would
never give up an article of wearing ap
parel as long as it could be of the slight
est use. A washerwoman he was un
questionably ignorant of. And so he lived
and died. On Thursday niggt, the 20th
August, 1S55, he slept at his customary
place, and was nn his return from his or
dinary visit to Fulton Market, when seiz
ed with the sickness that resulted in his
death. He wus taken to the Bellevue
Hospital, where ho breathed his last.
He utterod 110 word, nor showed looks
of recognition, but silently his spirit passed
to the spirit-land. Upon him was found
an old purlc-monie, containing two twenty
live cent pieces. Jn Ins hat were a large
number of tits of blank paper.
The form of the " Lime-kiln Man"
was large, his countenance expressive:
his mouth denoted firmness, his nose was
straight, his complexion sallow, and mark
ed with lines of care ; his forehead show
ed a strong intellectual organization and
good reasoning faculties. His hair was
dark, and thin on the top.
INow sleeps in rotter s Field the " Lime
kiln Man." The events and conclusi m
of his life may be a mystery. From oc
casional indications it is evident he poss'
espu winning qualities tnat migm nave
secured him emin-nce and honor. As it
is, in the seeming inutility of his existence.
it may ue lounci that when tho clouds and
shades of the present hour have passed
. I em . .
away under the cltar light of infallible
certainty, the still and noiseless destiny of
the ' Lime-kiln Man" has worked out its
part in tho grent problem of humanity as
effectually as thut of the proudest and
most famous. Life luuntraUd.
Courting In Iowa.
Here is an account of a mournful ad
venture by a young man in Iowa, who
'straight went a-courting since he'd noth
ing else to do." , It is from the Cedar
A certain young man was in the habit
of being out late Sunday nights, and in
order to keep his secret from his young
associates, ways always at home bright
and early on Monday morning. Mount
ed on his horse in his best fine white
summer pan's, and other fuins in propor
tion, he arrived at the residence of his
inamorata, where he was kindly received
and his horse properly taken care of. be
ing turned into the pasture for the night.
The night pased away, and three o'clock
was the time for him to depart, so that he
might arrive at,home before his comrades
were stirring. He eallid forth to the pas
ture to catch his horse, but here was a
difficulty the grass high and loaded with
dew. To venture in with white panta
loons on would rather take the starcU out
of them and lead to his detection. It
would not do to go in with his white un
mentionables, so he quickly made his re
solve. He carefully disrobed himself of
his valuable " whites," and placed them
in safety on the fence, while he gave
chase with unscreened pedals, through the
wet grass after the horse. Returning to
the fence where he had disposed his lily
unmentionables Oh I horriblt didu I
what a sight met his eyes ! The field in.
to which his horse had been turued. was
not only a "horse pasture," but a calf
pasture," too, and the naughty calves,
attracted by the white flag on the fence,
had betaken themselves to it, and calf-like,
had lorn it up. What a pickl this was
for a nice young inn n to be in ! It was
now near daylight and the farmers were
up and about, our hero far from home,
with no covering for his " traveling appa
ratus." It would not do to go to the
house of his ladylove, neither could he go
uacic 10 town in mat plight. There was
only one resource left him, and that was
to secrete himself in the bushes until the
next night, and then get home under the
cover of darkness.
Safely hid, he ramined under the pro
tection of the bushes for tome time, and
it may be imagined that his feelinm
toward the calf kind were not of the most!
friendly character, but ere lorur. his se-
elusion was destined to be intruded upon,
lly andly, the boys, who had been out to
feed the calves, returned
mains of the identical w
which adorned the lower limbs of thefr
late visitor. They were mangled and
torn to shreds ! An inqust was imme
diately held over them. Some awful fate
had befallen the young man. The neigh
bors were summoned to search for the
mangled corpse, and the posse with all
speed set out wiih dogs and arms. The
pasture was thoroughly scoured, and then
tho adjacent thickets, when lo ! and be
hold ! our hero was driven out from hie
lair by the keen scent of the gt, all
safe, alive and well, minus the linen. An
explanation then ensued at the expense
of our hero, but ho was successful in the
end, and married the lady, and is now
living comfortably in one of the flourish
ing little towns of Iowa.
A South t user on Steam En 01 hi
and Niggers. Messrs. Phillips, Samp
sou &. Co. have received the following
funny letter from one of the subscribers
to the Atlantic Monthly, in Louisiana!
, June 24, 1858.
Messrs. Phillips, Sampson & Co :
Gentlemen In an article heded
' What are we going to make,' in the last
No. of your Magazine, the writer thinks
that the Millenium for niggers is to be
brought about by steam, on the ground
that a bushil of coal fed to a steam engin
will produce more power than a bushil of
Injin corn fed to a nigger, and that the)
great improvement that is to take place
in these engins in CO or 100 year will
enable us to navigate our corn fields, and
plow as much cotton, with one critter of
this sort, in the same length of time, and
less expence, than with 10 niggers ; con
sequently, we Mill free the niggers as a
nusonce, and take the engin inttead. Now
jest grant that what he says about plowin
by steem should turn out true and cotton
could be grow'd in this way I gest want
to ask him one question When it comet
to pickin out, where is his steam engine
then. It takes fingtr to du this tort of
work, and no steem engin will ever be
made to strike a lick like them. If we
ever du plow by ttcam, which I went de
ny mought be done, we'll turn our nig.
gers into Pickers make more cotton and
sell it at a less price. He is whot might
be called a speculative genius, like a fel
ler who lives not far from here: ha
thought he'd make an improvement in
pick'n and then monkeys would be the
very article. One monkey would p ek ae
inu. h as a nigger, and one nigger could
oversee ten monkeys. The monkeys waa
got and the trial maid ; the only mistake
about it was, instead of one nnrtrer n.an.
aging 10 monkeys it took 10 niggers to
manage one monkey ; so he has given up-exp-rimentin
and sticks to the oil way of
gatherin his crop. Sjme one says that
every man is crasy on some subiect."
Vour man is crasy on steem. but its not
exactly the riahi sott to elevatt tht ideet.
Tell him to fire up and try agin. You
will excuse for saying that I think soma
of your articles is rather tou hifalutin 00
bolishen subject. Respectfully,
P. S. Tell your breakfast table man
to go ahead he's one of em, . i .1
Not Bad. Not long ago, writes a
correspondent of the Knickerbocker, an
attorney with considerable swell, but not
much trains, came t) C , in Ohio, to
locate. One day, when the Post Office
was full, waling the distribution of the
mails, a half-witted fellow stepped up to
him in the crowd, and said i " Mr. S.,
I'm told you have come here to prac-.
tice law." Yes, I have." Well, you"
will find it a first rate location. Hadn't
lived here four months before I was sued
ten times." Well, it seems to me I
could hVe here for years without being
sued at all." I presume you could.,
said our half-witted friend ; " people here
are pretty darned smart. They don't sue -a
fellow without he's good for the costs f.
A TcLxaasruic Blusder. At Buf
falo the other day, as we are told by the ,
Commercial, the Assistant Superintend
ent of the Niagara Falls branch of the'
Central Railroad, received , a dispatch,
dated at the Falls, which read : Send '
down by the 6.15. P. M. train, four coach-i
es for Mrs. C." He thought this rather
unusual, but the dispatch was explicit "
After some hesitation, he concluded that"
the lady mentioned was probably about to-!
give a grand pic-nic excursion, and treat -
all her dear five hundred friends to a
ride upon th) rail to some pleasant spot, t
and be hospitable with a vengance. ,'
Four handsome i essenger cars were ac-
cordingly dispatched to the Falls. When '
they arrived there, ths wonderment of the ;
depot ofliciala was excited by the arrival ;
of such a train, and the thing remained
mystery until a little more telegraphing "
established the fact that the lady in quest
tion had a swelled face, and sent to Buf. i
falo for Jovr kachtt, which had lean
- - " Jmi aU4 nuiVU HeQ
perverted into four coaches, by a mistaka
.of the ' s
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