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BELLE VUE GAZETTE. IGLORIOUS NEWS
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THE OLD AND NEW WOKLbS
OELLEVUE, N. T.
TiiuiisDAY. august 19, 1858. Tho Atlantic Cable Laid !
The Nebraska lily Kfwi and Ir I
We don't know that Dr. Rankin feels
himself complimented, by any favorable
notice which he re ceiv t from the JVYu'i.
But when we consider that it columns
have reeked, since its first establishment,
with the lowest and slimiest abuse of this
gentleman, we believe that the first quea-
It Rives us unbounded pleasure, to con
firm the report published in our last, of
the success of the Atlantic Telegraph.
Below will be found a letter from Cyrus
W. Field, announcing the success of this
great and glorious enterprise :
Trinity Bay, Aug. 5.
The Atlantic Telegraph fleet sailed
from Queenstowa on Saturday, July 17,
tion he will propound to himself, wnen no , . miti.ocenn on .iie tKih. The
is complimented by that sheet, will be cai,e Was spliced at 1 r. m. on Thursday,
" What dirty thing have I done to de
serve this ?"
Its slang about Mr. Strickland is re
garded by that gentleman, as a compli
ment, and will commend him to tho re
gards of gentlemen wherever the charac
ter of tho JVcim is known. Tho Democ
racy of Mr. Strickland, is above the
reach of the little malice of the News.
Mr. Strickland wings his flight as a Dem
ocrat, in a region which is not reached
by any arrow, taken from tho quiver and
hcnt by the arm of such a moral lilliputian,
as Reynolds. His higest praise is Rey
the 29ih, nud the vessels seperated, the
Agamemnon and alorou bound to V a
lencia, Ireland, and the Niagara and
Gorgon for this place, where tho latter
arrived yesterday, and this morning the
end of the cable will be landed. It is 1690
nautical or 1950 statute miles from the
Telecraph House at tho head of Valencia
harbor to the Telegraph House Bay of
Bulls, Trinity Bay, and for more than
two-thirds of this distance the water is
over two miles in depth.
Tho cable has been raid out from the
Agamemnon nt about the same speed as
from the Niagara. The electrical signal
are sent and received through the whole
cable in the most perfect manner. The
machinery for paying out cable worked
ilia tvnj i
We would suggest to the Democrats of ".oat atisfactorty. an. was not . stopped for
- . . n smcie iiiuim.ni. iainam ihuuuiiuiiuo
Otoe County, that if they would succeed Niagra) Msrs. Everetiand Woodhouse.
in future contests with their foes, that the engjneerSi electricians and officers ot
ihv should no loncrer suffer the tripod of the shins, and in fact every man on 4)oard
the telegraphic fleet, exerted himself to
. ,b . the utmost to make the expedition success
na h l001- fu, by the blessings of Divine Providence
The Florence Courier and Ma- it has proved successful.
or Strickland. Atter tho end of the cable has been
Tho Courur, the medium through landed and connected with land telegraph
......1 ,nA lines, and the Niagara has discharged
which Jim m.icne.i, yM un - some ca belon(,jng t0 the Telegraph
foam, and harmless malice upon the world. Companyt she win gQ t0 St. Johns fir
is out in "its last issue upon Major Strick- coaf and then proceed at once to New
(Signed) CYRUS W. FIELD.
This territorv comprises a part, of
what was once termed, " the unexplored
retrious." Since its introduction into the
Nebraska C limate.
Dcaii Sib: For the information of
those who may feel an interest in " com
paring notes" with other parts of the
country, I have prepared the following
table exhibiting the various facts, therein
specified, not only as items of curiosity,
but of information, showing the nature of
the climate of our Territory, during the
past year :
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T, Jl T
-i o ti w a tats -i o.K. v i
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O Ol Ol IJ J M M tl GC 'I...,!. 2
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sMOiiUiUmUUUi) d,1D3 ... P
W O Ci 0D - 0 li lO - irt i
O ' T
CO Ct to CJ to P t
t3 W t CO tO i tO tO tO
0 CS '"si CO Cl CO
to CO CO s
Oi Ci tU - i ' i ' fc-N-COtO
cd to ci w ci o co i cn ji e
ii M C: Ci Cl C. CO O Cl vl wi
land, who we undertake to any, through
kind heart, (too prone t' sympathise with
all classes of men and ihingt) has done
more to give Mitchell tone and import
ance in the Territoiy, than all his ill got
ten gains, secured through perjury and
fraud, and other crimes winch are name- . , . .... of territories, it has been so
less. But all the froth and foam and ven- k in (he .grojj, by the broils in
om, ejected from Mitchell mrutn, met Knn$as that many hive regarded it, as
back into MitheU'a face, as his present Juliuj Ca;gar once re&ardej England as
degredation, after four years of ranting, of nQ wonj1 or jinporlancc. Time how
fully illustrates. ever wjj fchovv, that it possesses agricul
Ve would inform Jim Mitchell that tural ajvantgCS e(Ulal t0 our twin sister ;
the time has come, in the history of Ne- n(j that ju coinniercial advantages are
braska politics, when such chaps as he is, fnr 8uperior Our eastern boundary, for
are estimated at their real worth. They morfi thau a ti10USand miles, is the Miss
have depreciated in value, if possible, Qurj of mofry-u?ar, the largest river in
more rapidly, than Florence lots. We lhe worjf possessing all the advantages
believe that they were once bought. at for ,tcamboat navigation.
high figures, when speculation wa, ram- yearj on,y gjx eaniloals
pant, and traders reckless in money and nscenJeJ lhis river ,h8 whole season; last
morals, but now they are hardly worth . . , h d our
kicking out of ones way. . .. g BS Ul l(J the
, . .
The straws to which he lias hung his
drowning hopes, and failing prospects,
wont up-bear them. They will sink as
low in the waters of oblivion, as Mitch
ell's character has. in the sewers of mor
al filth. They will know no redirection,
as the bosom which cherished them, and
he mind which conceived, knows nothing
pure, and feels nothing manly.
But we are forever done with Mitchell,
we hope. He is so rotten and corrupt
that if he were hurled, body and breech-
trade of this river is fast increasing. It
js already, as figures will thow, the king
river of the west. The Platte or Ne-
prath-ka river also will soon be navigated
while the steam-horse will shortly bring
up at the Missouri river, dash athwart
the smooth level surface of the Platte
Valley to the golden regions of the far
This territory is situated between the
40th and 49ih parrllels of latitude its
I .i i i.... i , : nAni.. .
If ,1. SOUlUerll UOUllUUIJ utlll; uruiij vu mn
ps. into the place prepared for him, the P.; .
.... i , t." . .-. with the city el rnuaueipnia. jis exien
flames would shrink from him. instinctive- ""u lul ' ' 1
, . . , , . , north and aouth is 620 miles, and its av
ly, as virtue does from vice. They would ""'" . ,
' . , . . erage width is about the same distance
. ... ... making its entire area some JJo,Wi2
sauare mile. This, as will be seen, is
Gtw. Bowts. The Nebraska City argest of the territories ; capable of
News publis'hed a week or two since, that
this distinguished Ginned had been
cleaned out," the plain English of which
was, that he had been defeated as Coun
cilman for Sarpy County. The News
man either knew at the time that he was
writing a falsehood, or he has since learn-
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matting severs nuir ui taic u.ai v
There are at present some six or eig
tribes or remnants of tribes in the terri
tory, numbering together, according to
Schoolcraft, 48.000. Of these the Siou
or Dakota tribe, in its several branches
edit, and yet he permits the report to js the jargest an(j m0it powerful. These
go the rounds of the press without making ar- mosly jn the north-west. Four years
the amentU-konorable. iiocQ there was scarcely a white inhabi
G en. Bo wen was not defeated. It is . . 0Q it8 aoil ; now, without the influ
irne his laajor'rty was not as great as his ence( 0 wbat we caj tkull-duggety, there
friend expected. Hit opponent, Dr. gr ovef fainy thousand. Then scarcely
Boykin is one of our most popular ana t whjtt man's hut could .be 6een; now
gentlemanly citizens, and polled a much c;ue, aud towns dot its surface, teeming
I arger vote than any other man could have Ljjjj eterprise and activity. Some of
done. Lvery influence that couia ne enio tjje elements of an old and
conceived was brought to bear to aeeure permanent civilization. Some seventeen
... . . -v J i t . I
the election oi tne vr. ana uei uio weeky journals are now published wuhi
Gen. but in spit or all he was elected, ou(, boundt 0f which, shovsigns of
and will reprint Sarpy County for the uem gnd abilit The fir8t paper pub-
next two year as he has in the two years itliej al Bdlevue commenced in Novem
ast. ber 165-1, by our esteemed townsman
As to the attack upon tho General n v nP.A . defender of the
rsonal ch.r.c,;r ; b, ".r I Douglas Nebraska Bill. Col. Richard
pretty well understood that the so-called the noble champion of said bill in the
" Editor is only the euppnant ooi oi msnioiue. is now uovernor oi uus icrrnory
Master who ride a black host, and that Ln.i :. .j.- mi n we needed. We hopi
the one is no more r.sponMble than the ( remain hU untjl anMher
.rther. We have only to say that those ,, , , . . . . .
tvha live in -!a-s houvee oucht not W ' l vl lu "
'rom the rbove it will be seen that we
have had more or less rain during every
month in the year, and near 4 feet in
depth, of water, have fallen, and almost
one half that amount, during the months
of June and July. Two feet of snow
lust winter j and 85 rainy days during the
year. The force of the winds, counting
from one to ten, has only been two, or, a
fresh breeze. There is near an equal
number of days of North nnd South winds
1-100 of the time has been cloudy, er
one half the number of days. The av
erage degree of heat, during the year,
has been 49 . The warmest month be-
ng last Sept., when the average was
75 , and July last, next in the degree of
heat, being 73 . Dec. nnd Jan. last,
ly averaged 3:J . or freezing point,
ud Nov. was 1 colder than Jan. and
Dec. The average cold of I eb. was c.ily
7 below freezing point.
The greatest degree of heat for a year
ast, was on the 11th and 12th of Sept.
ast, the thermometer standing at 95
at 2, P. M. The coldest day was on the
10 of Feb., when it va 19 below
The first frost was on the 16th of Oct.
ast. I he hrst snow was on the ta oi
November. The last steam boat passed
down on the loth of November.
Slush ice began to run on the 19th of
the same month, and on the 20th the riv-
er was reported closed, below, but on the
29th it was open. On the loth of Dec.
the frost was out of the grourju and on
the 25ih of January ihe wild ceese were
flying North. On the 6th cf February,
the river closed and reinaired closed until
the 4th of March. The ground was
bare on the 26th of February.
On the 20th of March, the first steam
er of the season, " PI itte Valley," arriv
ed. Wheat and Oats were sown on the
last of March, and people commenced to
make their gardens.
From the above, it will be seen that
we have a delightful climate. The past
year has been unusually wet, but it docs
not seem to have injured the crops as
the wet weather in some of the States
east of us. Corn bids fair to be very
fine ; and though we have had an unusu
al amount of cloudy weather, the August
,un is maturing the corn very rapidly I
have heard some complaints about the
wet weather, and the great quantity of
rain ; and seen tome very unbecoming
and irreverent remarks in different pa
pers about the weather, but would ask,
where are those ttoarm of grass-hoppers
that were expected to consume every thing
that was planted or sown ? Disappeared
without doing us any harm, and thin si
lently rebuking both our unbelief, and our
Local & Terriorial. !
It seems that our notice of the sketch
of Bellevue. published in Frank Leslie'
Illustrated News, has stirred up a young
hornet's nest, and brought down on our
head, anathemas, from the Crescent City
Oracle, Florence Courier, and Council
Bluffs Nonpareil, while the Council Blufl's
Bugle has arraigned us for an apparent
inconsistency. If the editor of the Bugle
will refer to our issue of January 29, he
will discover that we were not the author
of that " puff"' of Co. Huyett, which ap
peared in the Gazette of that date. It
was written by an individual who is pos
sssed of more hifaluiin than common
sense. But read what the Oracle man
t'ot."TLrMAi.T. Our neighbor of
the Bellevieu Gazette, in a recent issue,
makes a very uiijut and ungenerous at
tack upon Col. D. II. Huyett on account
of lhe sketch of Bellevieu as published
in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Weekly.
As an Artist, no one who has seen his
sketches, has a doubt of his eminent gen
ius, and as a gentleman, he stands high
in any community where he has sojourn
ed or made his residence His sketches
are correct and decidedly life like, and
do both credit and honor to the genius
who created them. If our neighbors wish
a writ appearing picture of their city, we
would suggest giving it a different loca
tion or employing an artist who will take
more pains to fatter. This endeavoring
to injure the reputation of an xrtist and a
gentleman for the purpose of giving a
tilice undue noteriety or importance, or
in the hope of making people abroad be
lieve that Bi-llevinu possesses a more
pleasant and better apperance tha i it re
ally does, is an outrage upon civility and
justice. Come neighbor don't try to build
your city up by injuring your betters, or
equals at least.
Don't say that the artist has represent
ed Bellevieu as being located on the
West benk of the Mississippi river when
it is no such thing, but only p typograph
ical error in the title, but fully and accu
rately delineated in the letter press don't
say there are " blunders" when you can't
point them out don't be calling your
young and growing city a Ilotteniot vill
age and other bad names, and don't for
your own sitka pretend to know more
about the history cf Nebraska than you
cau make apparent, for we know men who
have fought wolves and Musketpeson the
virgin soil of Nebraska, years before
you thought of making that a home.
Come, Sirs, if you would deserve the
appellation of gtntkineti make the amends
The adjourned term of the First Judi- Territorial Legislative. The
cial District Court, for Sarpy County, following named gentlemen were elected
met on Monday the 16th, inst., for the members of the Territorial Legislature,
purpose of trying Mathews and others, There are a few Counties yet to hear
charged with the murder of Thomas from:
Noonan, in June last. Chief Justice Hall,
present; James G Chapman, Esq., Dis
taict Attorney, appeared for the Territory,
Gen. L. L. Bowen, T. B. Lemon, and
A. Little, Esq., for the defence. The
defendant's Attorneys moved a continu
ance of the cause, to the regular Novem
ber term. After a full hearing of the
reasons and arguments, for said motion
by the attorneys, the Court continued the
cauc. Washington. Sarpy, and Burl Counties.
George W. Doane.
Obituary. Our respected townsman,
Jacob II. Smith, departed this life, Aug.
13th in the 25th year of age, at the res
detice of his brother, in this City. Mr.
S., was a native of Pennsylvania, aud
had resided in this City, for the past two
years. He possessed a warm, social na
ture, and was much respected. His de
mise, so suddenly, occasions much sorrow
to hi bereaved friends. Truly, " there
is but a step between us and death."
The Ferry across the Platte, at Cedar
Island, is now in operation. Two new
boats have been constructed, and every
thing connected with the Ferry, has been
repaired in the most thorough manner.
Teams can now cross there with dispatch.
The Farm ; A Pocket Manual of Prac
tical Agriculture ; or How to Cultivate all
the Field Crops. Embracing an Exposi
tion of the Nature and Action of S ula
and Manures; the Principles o Rotation
in Cropping ; Directions for Irrigation,
Draining, Subsoiling, Fencing, Planting
Hedges, etc.; Descriptions of Improved
Agricultural Implements ; Instruction in
the Cultivation uf the various Farm Crops.
How to Plant and Cultivate Orchards, etc.
We have recieved a copy of this excel
lent farm-book from the publishing house
of Fowler Wells, Ne.v York City, and
cheerfully recommend it to every Farm
er in our Territory. It is, just what it
professes to-be, a pocket manual, of some
151 pages; and may be obtained at the
above establishment, at the low sum of
30 cents. In a new country like our,
where every thing about a farm is to be
made, such a pocket companion, would be
L. L. Bowen,
B. P. Rankin,
Matthew J. Shields.
Charles C. Norwood.
Stephen II. Wattles.
of almost invaluable worth. The farm
honorable and do justice to those who j would soon exhibit the advantages ; be
have ben and siill wish lobe your friend, j placing hundreds of dollars in the
We saw the pencil sketch of Beilevi,-u , pi,MeJsor.s piM.;el. ye hnvo on? rPt,ret.
before it went into the hands ot the en- i , , . . , .
graver and were satisfied it wa. unexcep- that '"'culture was not more stud.ed
tionable. If the artist did not do his duty
it ii no fault of Col. Iluyetis.
as a science, and we hail with pleasure,
the efforts of Fowler St Wells, to dis'semi-
If telling a few plain truths, in a plain ! ,jate infonnal;oll resp-( tin.' an employ.
u-'t'j, tnake us " ungentlemanly," we uc- j ,eut as ust.fu and lltCessary, as it is hon-
knowledge the corn. Ve know nothing orable.
of Col. Huyett, personally, nor did we see
" the pencil sketch of Bellevue, before
it went into tho hands of the engraver,"
but we have seen the sketch after it came
from the hands of the engraver, and we
confess our inability to discover in it the
least resemblance to Bellevue. If the
artinl. or his gas-blowers, can, we will
present each of them with a leather cent,
bearing an appropriate inscription.
D. II Huyett, may be one of the
be.t artists that the world affords, but his
You.no America. A ct tain Judge
while attending court in a shire town,
was passing along the road where a boy
was letting down the bars to drive some
cattle in. His father stood in the door of
the hous-?, on the opposite side of the road,
and seeing what his hopeful boy was do
ing, tdiouted out :
" lohn, don't drive them cattle in there ;
I told you to put the cattle in the pasture
behind the house."
The boy took no notice whatever of the
remons'rance, and his father repeated the
sketch of Bellevue has not had the effect, j order in a louder tone, without the least
on those that have seen it, who are famil- j effect ; and the third time gave order not
.... i . v i . .v i to drive th cattle in there. The son
lar with the original, to higbten their ad- , . . , jji
, . . ... di.lnt even deign to look up, and disobey-
miration of him, as an artist. If he had ed lhe parerita injunction with a coolness
represented Bellevue at it is, we bhould I which, positively shocked 'he Judge, who,
have had no fault to find, and would cheer-! loVning at the culprit, said, in a tone of
follw hv crivpn him all the credit he de- I olhcial duty
served, but we are not disposed to puff
humbugs. There is not a tingle thing in
the tkeicb, that i correct, and we will
defy the artist, or any one else, to point
out one. The sketch, is just as much a
representation of Jerusalem, as it is of
Bellevue. We have never endeavored to
build up our own city, by trying to injure
others. It is a practice that we do not
believe in ; besides, Bellevue is not in
need of anv such help. it ktands on a
"Boy. don't you hear your father
speaking to you ?"
Oh, y a-a-s," replied the youth, cast
ing a glance at the Judge and then at the
parent, " but I don't mind what he says.
Mother don't neither; and 'twixt she and
I we've got the dog so he don't."
At a recent meeting of the Historical
Society in New York, Dr. Bacon read a
paper on the languages spoken in that
city, piving an interesting account of
each, showing its origin and character.
Fitrhiu innTiinTpg. ha stated, are used in
firm basis, and will continue . to flourish business anil social intercourse among the
while somt other towns, not a thouaud ; inhabitants, being a greater number than
miles distant, will exist only "in uameiin any other city in the world
No, sir ! we have no umende honorable
to make ; but on the contrary, we shall
continue te puncture the ColonePs gas-bag
as long as he give to the public, such
miserable specimens of his work, and
persists in calling them correct represen
tations. We will inform the historian of the
A Havana correspondent of the Sevan'
nah Republican says that, up to the pres
ent time, there has been landed in Cuba
no les than thirty-one thousand five hun
dred and eighty-nine Coolie laborers.
Jons A. Jackson, the sculptor has
been engaged for sometime in modeling
a bust of John Howard Payne, the author
of " Swewt Home. It is to be placed in
Oracle, who ha " fought and bled, " on the Baston Music lull.
the virgin soil of Nebraska," thut he has
yet to learn how to spell Bellevue
Alluding to the great flood at Cairo,
Prentice a v ; " There ha been for some
time past, a larger floating population in
A neirrolatelv fell from the upper story
of a warehouse in Charleston. S. C, a the Legislature, to meet on Tuesday,
distance of thirty feet, btriking head first September 211.
W A TJ iitiniits.ni has issued
, , . ,, w v,r. Cairo than in any otner city oi n iu in
Proclamation, calluu an extra bession ot , '
on a whiskey barrel. The resuit was the
It is estimated that the gold mine of
California and Australia yield a hundred
million? a year.
Flour Mill. Ther are now
. . - t fl,. ...;i'j i.i R, f rnij ilia! turn nut
Forest Crv.-At a special session of -000 IrU TfT MMj
the County Commissioner, yesterday, hjj ly 300i lhe ,iumber cf workinar dy
Forest City was incorporated, and a Board n a Vearj an,j xv have 1 ,800,000 brls of
nt Tru'.ccs was appointed. ! flour male in St. Louis alone.
George L. Miller, Omaha.
William E. Moore, '
John R. Porter,
William A. Gwyer, Omaha.
George Clayes, "
John Steinberger, Elkhorn.
R. W. Steele, Florence.
James Stewart, Omaha.
Clinton Briggs, "
James II. Seymour, "
Augustus Roeder, '
Thomas L. Collier.
A'emaha and Johnson Counties.
R. W. Furnas.
S. G. Dily.
Miiton F. Clark
Richards-m and Pawnee.
E. S. Dundy.
A. D. Dean.
W. C. Fleming.
J. B. Ramsey.
Mills S. Reeves.
William II. Taylor.
Hiram P. Bennett.
William B. Hall.
Oliver P. Mason.
George E. Scott.
L. M. Kline.
J. G. Cooper.
Dodge, Plaile, and Jllunrot Cowdies-
Henry W. Dupuy.
Otoe, Cass, Dodge, and Platte Counirt.
John H. Cheever.
E. A. Donelan.
T. M. Marquette.
R. G. Doom.
Wra. R. Davis.
Wm. J. Young.
Contested by Silas A. Strickland..
Congress, during it late aession, p
ed fifty-two general aets, twenty-i joint
resolutions, and any number of privt
acts for the relief of individual.
The St. Paul Minnesotian, f the 26di
says the immigration into that portion
Minnesota ha been for a few week
past, much heavier than at any tim l
eason. The river travel ha been MM
but the influx of actual ettler ha iM
greater it is estimated, by one half U'
up to the same date last year. The pr'
rie Bchooner are never out of
Blue Earth country is the deitinauon oi
large majority of them.
A poor Irishman offered an old auce-
-.i in. rv;un pathero
round him, and enquired why he Prt
with it? "Ah me honeys, enswe. .
he, - I would not be after parting " '
but for a little money to buy something
put in it."
U.ro.v stone. I
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