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Boweu & Strickland,
TTORNEYS AT LAW. Real Estate,
City Lut and Claims bought and sold.
Purchasers will do well to call at our office
and examine our list of City Lots, &c, before
purchasing elsewhere. Office in Cook's new
building, corner of Fifth and Mnin streets.
L. L. Bowcn.
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT
LAW, Bellevue, N. T. ' 1-tf
S. A. Strickland,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT
. LAW, Hellevne, N, T. 1-tf
T. B. Lemon,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT
LAW. Office, Fontenelle Bank, Belle
vue, Nebraska 1 erritory. lyol
C. T. Ilolloway,
TTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT
L LAW, Hellevue, N. T. 1-tf
"W. H. Cook.
GENERAL LAND AND REAL ESTATE
AGENT, BellevueCity, Nebraska. 1-tf
W. H. Longsdorf, M. D.,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Office on
Main, between Twenty-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
plattinr towns and roads. Office on Main
street, Bellevue, N. T - 2ft-tf
B. P. Rankin,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSNLLOR AT
LAW, La PHtte, N. T. 1-tf
J. P. Peck, M.D.
OURGEON & PHYSICIAN, Omaha, Ne-
O br ska -Office and residence on Dodge
Peter A. Sarpy,
FORWARDING t COMMISSION MER
CHANT, Bellevue, N. T., Wholesale
'Dealer in Indian Goods, Horses, Mules, and
D. J. Sullivan. M. D..
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON. Office
Head of Broadway, Council Bluffs, Iowa.
nov. 13 1-tf.
W, . SMITH. J. H. SMITE
Smith is Brother,
ATTORNEYS it COUNSELLORS at LAW
and Dealers in Real Estate, Bellevue,
Nebraska Territory, will attend faithfully and
promptly to buying and telling Real Estate,
City Lota Claims, and Land Warrants. Office
on Main Street. Sl-6o
THOt. MACON. ADS. MACON.
Macon & Brother,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW fc LAND AGTS.,
Omaha Citv, Nebraska. Office on cor
ner of Farnhain and Fourteenth Streets. 42tf
Greene, We are & Benton,
BANKERS AND LAW AGENTS, Council
Blulfs, Potowattainie comity, Iowa.
Greene fc Weare, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Greene, Weait & Rice, Fort Dee Moines, la.
Collections made ; Taxes paid ; and Lands
purchased and told, in any part of Iowa. 1-tf
D. IT. Solomon,
tu TTORNEY and COUNSELLOR AT
LAW, Glenwood, Mill Co., Iowa, prac
' i all the Courts of western Iowa and
Nebraska, and the Supreme Court of Iowa.
Land Agency not in the Programme, no 4-tf
FASHIONABLE Hair Cutting, Shaving,
Dying, and Bathing Saloon, third door
wet of the Exrharge Bank, Omaha, N. T.
Oath, Oct. I, 1W. 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. 1-tf
J. II IIKOWX,
ATTORNEY AND C01NCEL0R AT LAW
GENERAL LAND A3ENT,
AND NOTARY PUBLIC,
Plattsmoulh, 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. Lyman Trumbull, U. S. S. from llla.j
Hon. James Knox, M. C. "
Hon. O. H. Browning, Qtiincv, "
Hon. James W. Grimes, Governor of lows.
Hon. II. P. Bennett, Del to C. from N. T
Green, Weare fc Benton, Council Bluffs, I.
Nuckolls fc Co., Glenwood, Iowa. 23tf.
Ira A. W. Buck,
TAND 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. Gillinore, Receiver, Omnha.
Hon. F.nos Low, "
Hon. fl. A. Strickland, Bellevue.
Hon. John Finney,
Hon. J. Sterling Morton, Nebraska Ci'y.
Omaha, June 2(1, H57. 35
H. T. Ct.ABKK. A. M. flARKE.
CLARKE & BROTHER,
FOUWAEDING AND COMMISSION
Steam Boat and Collecting Agents,
Dealers in Pine Lumber, Doors, Saith, Flour,
Meal, Bacon, fcc,
(JVDirect Goods, " Care Clarke fc Bao.,
Bellevue, Ncbr-ka. " v2nl
BOYES & CO'S
Florence, Nebraska, in Main St.
Town Plats, Maps, Sketches,
Business Cards, Checks fc 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
010. SNVDEK. 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
Deed, Mortage, and other Instrument! of
writing drawn with dispatch acknowledg
ments taken, fcc, fcc.
g,V Office west side of Madison street,
just above Broadway.
no 13 1-tf.
P. A. SARPY.
FORWARDING & COMMISSION
Still continue the above bntines at
ST. MABYS, IOWA, & BELLEVUE,
Merchant and Emigrant will find their
rood promptly and carefully attended to.
V. o. i nave tii only w Aitinoist lor
storage at the above named landing.
St. Mary, Feb. 20th, 1H57. Sl-tf-I
Tootle & Jackson,
FORWARDING fc COMMISSION MER.
CHANTS, Council Bluff citv, Iowa.
Having a Large and Commodious Warehouse
on the Levee at the Council Bluff landing,
ar now prepared to receive and store, all
kind of meichandit and produce, will receive
and pay charge on all kind of frri,"th o
that Steam Boats will not be detained as they
have been heretofore, in getting coin en to
receive freight, when the consignees are absent.
Reference t Livermoor fc Cooler, 8. C.
Daib fc Co. and Humphrey, Putt fc Tory, St.
Louis, Mo. t Tootle fc Fatrleigh, St. Joseph,
Mo. J. ft. Chenewnrih fc Co.. Cincinnati Oliint
J W. t, Coulbongh, Burlington, Iowa, .tf
NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 19. 1858.
BY MRS. T. M. F. WALKER.
We tee it, feel it, know it power,
It impress stamp the man
Oppression cannot make it cower,
'Ti always i the van.
It glistens in the wishful tear
Which dims the infants eye j
We hear it in the scbtol-boy' cheer,
The loud laugh ringing high.
We see it on the maiden's brow
In lines so sad a d aweet I
That parting hand w feel it now
That kiss again we'll meet.
It linger in the mothtr's gaze
She look upon her ion ;
Ah I what will be his future ways,
The race which he will run I
It ihlnes out in the student's look,
With golden schemes inwrought (
Ambition's hope, bit fame, his book,
All center in one theught.
It flashes in the statesman's eye,
It trembles on his lip
Its thunder shakes oppression's sky,
It lightnings through it flit.
We read its name for ages back
Rome knows its power full well
Old Egypt bears it stately track,
And France a tale could tell.
Our history' page is written o'er
With thought and noble deed ;
It drove the Pilgrims to our shore,
And thought, our nation freed.
And thought will break the tyrant' rod,
Will set ti.e nations free,
Will give humanity one God,
The world one unity.
'Tis mighty for the loftiest deeds,
Omnipotent in power
A universe at will it leads ;
YOU CAN NOT MAKE IT COWER I
For the Bellevue Gazette.
The Hope of Immortality.
Br LIMA LIN WOOD.
" Cheeks have paled beneath my lips,
Dear eyes dimmed in death's eclpse,
Lovet gone dowu like thatteted ships,
In the ocean of the past
Yet all these I know and
Wait me on the shining shore,
And the Angel will restore
All my heart lost wealth at last."
How sweetly upon the weary suffuring
heart rests the hop of immortality,
bringing liht ami peace ia the saddest
and darkest hours of our changing desti
ny. It is wll for us that life dues nut
ever present for us the one unvarying
scene of brightness and beauty with
which we invest it in our childhood, else
life would become loo dear and valued,
the thoughts of death too terrible, and
even the glorious hopes of immortality,
rfpuhivt and unpleasant. Hal with its
mingled web of joy and sorrow, hope and
fear, with its cares, trials and disappoint
ments, how gladly we welcome its light.
Reader have you ever stood amid the
wreck of all things most lovfd and valu
ed ? Have you with the suffocating ago
ny of a heart from which the last tear
drop had been pressed, seen the grave
close over all that could render life dear
or attractive, and then coma back to a
home hallowed by a thouisand tender as
sociations of the past, from which the
very sunshine looked tad, and the green
hills, the fair flowers, and even the mer
ry happy songs of birds, cam as mock
ery to your aching heart rather than evi
dences of a kind Father's care and love f
If so you may then know by experience
hiw the tweet hope of au immortal life
beyond the grave, where the broken links
of a fleet ion's chain may be reunited to be
severed no more forever, may giv ener
gy and calmness when every earthly de
pendence has failed ; and comforted by
the sublime thought, that if alone on earth
God is in Heaven with the power and
the will to bless, with a heart to love ev.
ery being God has created, with ttores of
thought 19 interest and amuse, and Angel
voi.Ts to nightly whiper approval, a lone
ly life need not necessarily be a very un
If agreeable to you, Mr. Editor, I may
occasionally spend a few hours in a home
that sometimes seems lonely, and sad, in
writing some pleasant rem'niscenccs of
the eventful past, and if I may find em
ployment to win me from sad thoughts,
and the reader may sometimes glean
amusement and intruction, my object will
have been attained.
" And now although I stand
Far btyond youth's fairy land,
Let Tune's touch bo soft and light,
Let it ripen and not blight ;
So shall I bid li.'e good night,
Ere I lose its morning song."
JJtLLEVLT, Aug. 1st, 1S5H
The Western Man.
The population of the West is made up
of that cluss of people w'io may be railed
emphatically live mm. That portion of
them native to the soil, have from their
early boyhood bcenaccttotned to a great
extent to depend upon their own resour
ces which has rendered them self-reliant,
energetic and enterprising. They have
been taught to deny themselves the luxu
ries, which are considered indispensable
in older settled countries, and have be
come strong in constitution and vigorous
in mind ; are quick to devise business
schemes, and active in carrying them into
Those who come West from other
States to acquire a permanent residence
and to fully identify themselves with Wes
tern interests, are that kind of persons
who d'.-hire a belter held wherein to dis
play their business capacities and to in
crease their store ; they are industrious
mid persevering, and almost always ac
complish their object.
The true Western man is found in both
those classes. He enters with the right
?ririt into all her enterprises, and upholds
her institutions with all the influence he
possesses ; he is ever eniracrud in active
pursuits beneficial alike to himself and
the community in which he lives; he
limks there is no land like that which
furni'.!ios him with a living, and doesn't
expect to buy things as cheap as if he
lived i:i New York. He assists his neigh
bor in business all he can, knowing that
'if you tickle me, I'll tickle you," is the
best policy. He doesn't complain of the
absence of luxuries and conveniences
which do not belong to new countries,
but is willing to wait till the course of
time luces them in his reach. He likes
money and works hard to procure it, is
not niggardly with it, but spends it with
liberality. He is cheerful and contented ;
the prosperity of others causes no envi
ous feelings in his bosom, for he cxpecu
by his own exertions to s -cure a compe
tency ia due season. He is whole-souled,
warm-hearted and independent.
I lie Western man is not clamsh. nei
ther is he bent upon his own aggrandize
ment to an extent that would warrant the
accusation of selfishness, although thro'
his business habits many little things
which are unimportant in themselves, but
which seem so necessary to some people,
escape bis attention.
ita tins kind of men for the arbiters
of her destiny, what may nut the future
of the West be ? Is there anything so
grand ttiut she may not hope to attain it ?
Are there any ditliculties in the way of
her speedy arrival at that commanding
posrion of greatness which her people
claim is in store for her, that may not be
surmounted f I he answer is plain.
.Hut we have those among us who are
not of the kind spoken of above ; they
are the cause of the saying, that " in the
West every man is for himself. It is
the case with them, and ihey are anxious
that it should be considered so with all.
They avow that it is their intention to
make money, and when that is accomplish
ed leave the country. They are not with
us, ii. jt of us, and the ouer the West is
freed from them, for they are numerous,
the quicker will she accomplish the high
purpose of those who have her welfare
at heart. Monthly Reporter.
William B. Astor, tayt the N. Y.
Daily News, hat determined to build three
large steamships, so constructed that they
can be used for commercial or naval pur
poses. The object that Mr. Astor has in
view, is to give work to the several thous
and suffering mechanics and laborers out
of employment. When the vessels are
completed, he will offer them for sale to
the United States Government, and if
tl.ry should decline to purchase, to the
European power. Any surplus that may
rnuairi after the cost of construction and
a reasonable interest, Mr. As to intends
to divide among the workmen. The cost
t will be about S3.000.000.
Henry C Wright, in n letter to the
Liberator, thus describe the great cluck
in the i'ulhredai of Stta -luir :
The prieM and military have retired
and 1 am imw sitting in a chair facing the
Kiautic cluck from the bottom to the top
not less than one hundred feet, and about
thirty feet wide uud fifteen feet deep.
Around me are many strangers waiting
to Nee the working of this wonderful
clock as it strikes the hour of noon. Every
eye is upon the clock. It now wants five
minutes of twelve. The clock has struck,
and the people are gone, except a few
whom the sexton or head man with a
wand and sword is conducting around the
building. The cluck has struck in this
way: The dial is some twenty feet from
the floor, on each side of which is a cherub,
or little buy, with a mallet, and over the
dial is a smull bell ; the cherub on the left
strikes the first quarter that on the right
the second quarter. Some fifty feet above
the dial, in a large niche, is a huge figure
of Time, with a bell in his left hand and
a scythe in his right hand. In front stands
a figure of a young man with a mallet,
who strikes the third quarter on the bell
in the hand uf Time, and then turns and
glides, with a slow step, round behind
Time, and out comes an old man with a
mallet, and places himself in front of him.
As the tiour of twelve comes, the old
man raises his mallet and deliberately
strikes twelve times on the bell, which
echoes through the building and is heard
all round the region of the church. The
old mun glides slowly behind Father
Time, and the young man comes on, ready
to perform his part as the time comes
around again. As soon at the old man
has struck twelve and disappeared another
set of machinery is set in motion, some
twenty feet higher still. It is thus : there
is a high cross, with an imago of Christ
on it. The instant twelve is struck, ene
of the apostles walks out from bthiud,
comes in fro it, turns, facing the cross,
bows, and walks around to hit place. As
he dues so, another comet out in front,
turns, bows, and passes in. - So twelve np
postles figures as large as life walk
round, bow, and pass on As the last ap
pears an enormous cock, perched on the
puiucle of the clock, slowly llaps its wings,
stretches forth its neck, and crows three
times, so loud as to be heard osuide the
church some distance, and so naturally as
to be mistaken fur a real cock. Theu all
is silent as death.
No wonder this clock is the admiration
of Europe. It was made in 1571, and
has performed these mechanical wonders
ever since, except about fifty years wheu
it stoud out of repair.
A Quaker Joke
A correspondent sends us the following
good thing fur the hot weather:
K , the Quaker President of a
Pennsylvania Railroad, during the confu
sion and panic last fall, called upon the
W Bank, with which the road had
kept a large, regular account and asked
for an extension of a part of its paper
falling due in a few days. The Bank
President declined rather abruptly, say
ing, in a tone common with that fraterni
1 " Mr. K., your pnper must be paid at
maturity. We cannot renew it."
" Very well," the Quaker replied, and
left the Bank. But he did nut lit the
matter drop here. On leaving the Dink,
he walked quietly over to the depot and
telegraphed all the agents and conductors
on the Road, to reject the Bills on the
W - Bank. In a few hours trains be
gan lo arrive, full of the panic, and bring
ing the news of diitrust of the W
Bank all along the line of tho Road.
Stockholders and depositors nocked to the
Bank, aed making the panic, inquiring,
" What's the matter ?"" Is the Bank
broke !" A little inquiry by the ofiker
thowed that the trouble originated in the
rejection of the bills by the Railroad.
The President seized his ht and rushed
down to the Quaker' ofHco and came
brustling in with the inquiry
" Mr. K., have you directed thejrefu's
al of our currency by your agents ?'
" Yes," was the quite reply.
Why it this t It will ruin us !"
" Well, friend L , I supposed thy
Bank was about to fail, as thee could not
renew a little paper for us this morning."
Il is needless to say Mr. L- renewed
all the Sfuaker's papers and enlarged his
line of discount, while the inagiu wires
carried all along the Road, every agent
the sedative message, " Tbe W
Bauk is all right. Thee may take its
A tipsey Irishman leaning against a
lamp pobt as a funeral procession was
passing by, wa asked who was dead f
' 1 cau t say, sir, taid he, but I pre
sume it is tSe jintlenian in (he cofjin.'
The Boston Olive Branch having called
the editor of the New York Atlas a Yan
kee, tho Atlas man gets off the following:
" But we own up to tho Yankee, and
feel no little pride in it ; but we didn't
linil from Berkshire exactly. We have
dropped pumpkin seeds and havo eaten
hasty pudding and milk in New Hamp
shire, and have plowed, mowed, reaped,
and logged it in the State of Maine. We
have lishod for minnows with a pin-hook,
and carried our bread and butter to school
and we have seen dog-diving on the Ken
nebeck river; club-footed girl to slide
down hill mude slippery by tho fall of
pine loaves, on her feet, for the fun of
seeing her catch her toes and roll ovor
nnd over, and we have gone into the
swamps with two yoke of oxen and a bolt
sled, when the snow was five feet deep,
and felled trees, ' twitched ' logs all day,
and went home at night-fall to ' bean por
ridge hot ;' we have been to a few piay
er meetings, that's a fact, and we've been
to ' buskins too, and ' apple-bees' rait
ings, bunalings,' and militia musters.
We have helped ma te cider, and after
wards set ' a straddle,' of a barrel, and
sucked it with a straw. We have set up
all night at a taw-mill, and have tt up
all night with a gal. We have a high
opinion of johnny-cake and 'tatsinger,'
and we have frequently had a finger in
the making of the latter ; we have eaten
our share of codfish and potatoes, with
pork scraps, and wa guess we have licked
a proper proportion of 'lasses candy, and
also boys ; we have pulled flux for nine
pence a day, because we had a tick-head
ache and couldn't go to school, and have
had teeth pulled with a piece of ttrong
thread ; we have traveled over the fields
in the Spring with a maul, knocking
about what you-call-'ems, and have popp
ed corn in the ashet ; we have turned the
grind-stone all day to sharpen a new axe
swapped jack-knives, broken steers and
colts ; set traps for skunks and woodchuks
tapped our own shoes, ' licked' the school
muster, robbed the milk pan's of the crearrt
and laid it to the cat, pitched into the ap
ple 'sass,' hooked maple sugar, and
nameles other things Mm tedious to men
lion, but for particulars of which see
The Four Cent Man.
Among the individual peculiarities of
New York, known alike by strangers
and citizens, is hun with a thundering1
voice the " roua-UEHT-MAi. ror
many years he has made it his business
to sell paper and envelops on the streett
having but one price four cents .for a
certain quantity of the article he has to
sell. Day after day, from morning- to
night, in every kind of weather, he
marches moderately on the outside of tho
walk, chiefly in Nassau Street, with his
samples, or parcels, arranged so at to be
handy, and with n leather bag suspended
ty a strap from his shoulder, contain? his
surplus stock. Thus equiped, he calls out
in a distinct, sonorous voice, and with a
slow and deliberate utterance Twilve
s ii sets -or waiTiwo-raf cm roa '
tCLr-SEALIKO-Eir-VEL-Ori FOB-r-0 c-a
Over a voice like this, the combined
roar and din of a thousand drays and om
nibuses has no power. Above the clatter
of business, and tba turmoil of the streets
his voice is heard, and il resounds through
hall to tear rooms on sixth floors all
along the street where he goes, and when
he co nes down on the r-o-u-a-c-E-x-T-s,
one thinks of the lion and stops to wonder.
He regards Nassau and William streets
as his own field, and has become an es
tablished institution. Some years since,
oue or two men with common voices tried
to run him ofT by crying paper at Are
cents, bi't what with the meanest of the
thing, and the comparative squeaking of
their pusillanimous voices, jjined to the
persistent, consists nt, and unquailing voice
of the "Focr-Cemt Ma" at thsir heels,
they were soon silenced. Few bought of
them, and it was fun for the crowd lo
listen to the two voices and witness the
unwavering steadiness of our hero. Wheu
that voice, than which there is not its
equal in the .world, shall be hushed in
Nassau Street, it will seem, as one might
suppose it would at Niagara, should an
other Cyrus divert the river into a new
bed. Long live the famous 14 Foce-Cest
The getlers-up of a bear hunt in Min
nesota, invite tho ladies to participate iti
the sport. Bat the ladies had better not
do it, especially if they dress fashionably.
Each of them might chance to be shot
from appearing to be M a littU ban."
Here is en old poetical epitaph on a
wonmn who wat struck by lightning;
She died of thunder scut from Harcu
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