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Bowea & Strickland,
TTORNEVS AT LAW. Real Estate,
City Lots and Claims honglit and sold.
Purchasers will do well to call nt our office
and examine our list of City Lots, fcc., before
nurchaHinp elsewher. Office in Cook's new
I'lillding, corner of Fifth and Main street.
Li. L. Bowen.
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT
. LAW. Blevne, N. T. 1 -If
S. A. Strickland,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT
LAW, Bellevne, N. T. 1-tf
T. B. Lemon,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT
LAW. Office, Fontenelle Bank, Belle
vue. Nebraska 1 erritory. ly51
C. T. Hollo-way,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT
LAW, Br llevue, N. T. Mf
VST. H. Cook.
GENERAL LAND AND REAL ESTATE
AGENT, Bellevue City, Nebraska. 1-tf
"W. H. Longsdorf, M. D.,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Office on
Main, between Twenty-Fif th and Twentv
Bixth treet, Bellevue City. 33tf
W. W. Harvey,
COUNTY 8URVEYOR OF SARPY CO.,
will attend to all business of Surveying,
laying out and dividing lands, surveyine and
platting towns and roads. Offic on Main
trt, Bellevue, N.T 26-tf
B. P. Bankln.
ATTORNEY AND COUNSNLLOR AT
LAW, La Plate, N. T. l-tf
J. P. Peck, LL D.
SURGEON it PHYSICIAN, Omaha, Ne
braska Offlc and residence on Dodge
Peter A. Sarpy,
FORWARDING fc COMMISSION MER
CHANT, Bellevue, N. T., Wholesale
Dealer in Indian Goods, Horse, Mule, and
D. J. Sullivan. M. D..
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON. OfBe
Head of Broadway, Council Bluffs, Iowa.
aov. 13 1-tf.
WM. B. SMITH. I. H. SMITH
Smith ft Brother,
ATTORNEYS, COUNSELLORS at LAW
and Dealer in Real Estate, Bellevue,
Nebraska Territory, will attend faithfully and
promptly to buying and aelling Real tstste,
City Lota, Claims, and Land Warrant!. Oflir
on Main Street. 21-6in
THOS. MACON. XV O. MACON.
Maoon ft Brother,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW A LAND ACTS.,
Omaha City, Nebraska. Omc on cor
ner of Farnbam aad Fourteenth Streets. 42ti
Greene, Weare ft Benton,
RANKERS AND LAW AGENTS, Council
Blulfs, Potowattaini conuty, Iowa.
Grn ft. Ware, Cedar Rapid, Iowa.
' Grn, Weai fc Rice, Fort De Moines, la.
. Collections made Taxas paid and Land
purchased and sold, In any part of Iowa. 1-tf
D. n, 8olomon,
TTORNEY and COUNSELLOR AT
LAW, Glenwood, Mills Co., Iowa, prac-
twee in all th Court of wasters Iowa and
Nebraska, and th Supreme Court of Iowa.
Land Agency not In th Programme, no 4-tf
FASHIONABLE Hair Cutting, Shaving,
Dyinr, and Bathing Saloon, third door
t of th Exchang Bank, Omaha, N.T.
Omaha, Oct. 1, IW. 17
THE PROPRIETOR OF THE ABOVE
LARGE AND POPULAR
To the Public, and will render
To the wants of JIIS GUESTS.
. J. T. ALLAN.
Bellevue, Oct. 23. 1856. 1-tf
j. ii nuow,
ATT0REY AND C01MEL0R AT LAW
GENERAL LAND AGENT,
AND NOTARY PUBLIC,
Plattsinoutfi, Cass Co. JV. T.
ATTENDS to business in any of the Courts
of this Territory. Particular attention paid
to oblaiiiincr and locating Land Warrants, col
lection of debt, ane taxes paid. Letters of
inquiry relative to any parts of the Territory
answered, if accompanied with a fee.
Hon. Lvman Trunib'ill, U. S. S. from Ills.;
Hon. Jains Knox. M. C. "
Hon. O. II. Browning, Quincy, "
Hon. James W. Grime, Governor of Iowa.
Hon. H. P. Bennett, Del to C. from N. T
Green, Weare H. Benton, Council Bluffs, I.
Nuckolls & Co., Glenwood, Iowa. 23tf.
Ira 'A. W. Buck,
J AND and General Agent Pre-Emption
U Papers prepared, Lind Warrants bought
and sold. Office in the Old Slat House, over
the U. S. Land Office.
Hon. A. R. Glllrnore, Receiver, Omaha.
- Hon. F.nos Lowe,
Hon. N. A. Sirickland, Bellevue.
lfin. John Finney, "
Hon. J. Stfrlinpf Morton, Nebraska Ciy.
Omaha, June 20, 1837. 35
II. T. CLARKE.
A. M. CLARKE.
CLARKE & BROTHER,
F0RWARDIN3 AND COMMISSION
Steam Boat and Collecting Agents,
Dealers in Pine Lumber, Doors, Sash, Flour,
Meal, Bacon, &.c.
ffDirect Goods, " Car Clarke &. Bro.,
Bellevue, Nebrink." v2nl
BOYES & CO'S
Florence, Nebraska, in Main St.
Town Plats, Map, Sketches,
Business Cards, Checks A Bills, Certificatea,
and every description of plain and fancy en
graving, executed promptly in eastern style.
GENERAL LAND AND REAL ESTATE
Ae'n, Columbus, Piatt 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 ratea on Real Estate security, n20iy
OIO. SNYDER. JOHN H. SHEBMAN.
Snyder & Sherman,
A TTORNEYS and COUNSELLORS AT
2. LAW, and NOTARIES PUBLIC, Conn
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 (riven to buying and sell
ing real estate, and making pre-emptions in
Deeds, Mortagea, and other lnstniment of
writing drawn with dispatch j acknowledg
ments taken, tc, Jlc.
gST Office west side of Madison atreet,
just abov Broadway.
nov 13 1-tf.
P. A. SARPY.
FORWARDING & COMMISSION
Still continues th above bnsiness at
ST. MARYS, IOWA, & BELLEVUE,
Merchants and Emigranta will find thsir
goods promptly and carefully attended to.
P. S. 1 have th only WAREHOUSE for
torag at th above named landings.
8t. Marys, Feb. 20tb, 1857. 21-tM
Tootle &t Jackson,
I FORWARDING & COMMISSION MER
. CHANTS, Council Bluff eitv, Iowa.
Having a Large and Commodlou Warehouse
on the Levee at the Council Bluff landing,!
are now prepared to receive and store, all
kind of merchandise and produce, wi'lreceiv j
and pay charges on all kind of freigth sol
that Steam P.oata will not be detained as they j
ureii uerriuiuir, in ,ri.inK loutl nni to
receive freight, when the consignees are absent.
IUnsr.Nc ti i Livrrmoor At Cooley, 8. C.
Pa1fc A Co. and Humphrey, Putt A Tory, Kt.
Loun, Mo. ; Tootle . Fairleijrh, St. Jo"ph,
Mo. J. 8. Chr nrworth A Co., Cincinnati Ohio;
W. F. Cenll"z!i, Hurling"!), Ia. 1-tf
NEBRASKA, THURSDAY. AUGUST 2G, 1858.
Use the Pen.
BY I, I. CAftrtNTER.
Us th pan, there" magic in it,
Never let it lag behind t
Write thy thought, the pen can win it
From th chaos of th mind.
Many a gem is lost forever
By th careless passer-by j
But the gems of thought should never
On the men al pathway lie.
Use the pen, reck not that other
Take a higher flight than thin ;
Many an ocean wave still smother
Pearls of price beneath the brine j
But the diver finds the treasure,
And the gem of light is brought.
So, thy mind's unboundedwmeasur
May give up some pearl of thought.
Use the pen, the day's depsrted
When the sword, alone, held away,
Wielded by the lion-hearted,
S'.rong in battle 1 where arc they?
All unknown the deeds of glory
Done of old by mighty men,
Save th few who live In story,
Chr. nlcled by Sage' pen.
Ua th pen, the Sun abov u,
By whose aid th chemist's art
Stamps the forms of those who love us,
Showing us our connterpart i
Cannot bold a higher power
Than within the pen enshrined,
When, with wisdom for its dower,
It daguerreotype th mind.
Us the pen, but let it never
Slander Truth with death-black ink
Let it be th- belt endeavor
But to write what good men think j
Mo thy words and thoughts securing
IIont praise from Warning's tongue,
i May, in time, be as snduring
Aa ths strains which Homer suns.
When you meet with one suspected,
Of some secret deed of shame,
And for this by all rejected
At a thing of evil fame ;
Guard thine every look and action,
Speak no word of heartless blame,
For the slanderer's vile detraction
Yet may soil thy goodly name.
When you meet with one pursuing
Ways the lost have entered in,
Workin t out his own undoing,
With his reeklosness and sin j
Think if placed in his condition,
Would a kind word bs in vain?
Or a look of cold suspicion
Win thee back to truth again?
These are spots that bear no flowers,
Not because the toil is bad,
But th aumnier' genial showers
Never make their blossom's glad
Better have an act that kindly
Treated sometimes with disdain,
Than by judging others blindly,
Doom th innocent to pain.
The Frarerltlver Gold Mines.
These new places, which have well
nigh driven the population of California
distracted, such is their reputed richness,
are situated about seven hundred in ilea
north of San Francisco, ou Frazer's river,
just at the mouth of a small atrtain called
Thompson's river. The locality it but a
few miles north of the line between
Washington Territory and the British
possession. It is accessible for vessels
and tfamboats, as Frazer river enters in
to Puget Sound.
There is little doubt that gold placers
and washings corresponding with taoFe of
Australia and California, have been dis
covered there. The testimony seems
ample that all who havu thus far worked
or prospected in these new discoveries
have realized from eight to fifty dollars a
day without fail. The work thus far, too,
has been done under the mot disadvan
tageous circumstances, rendering it cer
tain that vastly more. will be realized in
future than has been yet. The water
are unusually hijrh, covering up all the
low water bars in the river, and leaving
the gold searching to be done on spots not
usually washed by the waters and there
fore con aining comparative! but alight
deposits. When the bars of the liver are
accestil! it is not unreasonably expected
that much richer deposits will be found.
The gold, too, is of a fine, flaky character,
which clearly indicates it is brought by
ihe stream frcm a place of deposit higher
up, and judging from California experi
ence, miner are confident of finding rich
deposits as they go further up the stream
towards us head waters The hunting
an! willing, tor, th.ua fat liss bcr done
under all the disadvantages ensuing from
want of prvisions, want of the machinery
for gathering the dust, and want of all
kinds of facilities for carrying on the work.
What gold has been gathered, is just such
as could be most easily scooped up from
the sand and secured by such rude means
as were at hand.
The people of California and of all that
part of the world are evidently well satis
fied that there are rich diggings there,
and the Frazer River Region is witness
ing what California experienced in its
early days. The immigration into the
territory is thus far mainly from Califor
nia, from which a perf . ct stampede ap
pears to have taken place. The register
of passengers up to the time of the last
arrival there, showed over 5,000 as hav
ing left California ports for the Frazer
River Mines, and until the vacum is sup
plied from the Atlantic coast or elsewhere,
the receipts of gold from the Pacific coast
will not be materially increased by the
opening of these new mines.
Our readers will readily imagine the
effects of the new discovery t'pon the
country in question a well as upon this
nation and the world. The country will
rapidly fill up with an enterprising and
reckless population. Cities will be b iilt
up towns founded, newspapers establish
ed, and where silence has been compara
tively unbroken since the dawn of creation,
the hum of active life will rapidly prevail.
A new empire will be founded new
fields opened for achievment and enter
prise, and the development of huminity
received a new stimulus. And before
long the increased quantity of gold added
to the usual receipts will manifest itself
in the channels of business of the world.
The fiery tide will begin to course again
through all the veins of business. A glow
will begin to creep over the present death
chill which hangs upon industry and en
terprise warmth, heat, fever, will super
vene, nnd the experience of the past few
ypars will ngmn be realized to be supsr
seded by we know not what.
About the climate there seems to be i
difference of opinion Mr. Dunn, lonj
in the employ of the Hudson Buy Com
pany, in a book published in 1844, says:
The pleasantest season is from April to
June. In the latter month there are al
most incessant rains, drifted furiously
along by strong southerly winds. In July
and August the heat is intense, and the
ground, previously saturated with mois
ture, produce myriads of annovinir insects
In September there are fos so thick as to
turn noon-day into midnight. In Novum-
tcr the winter sets in, freezing up the
lakes and rivers, though not reaching so
severe degree ot cold as might be expect
ed from the latitude.
Other accounts state that the climate is
not so severe as represented. Governor
Stevens says of Washington territory that
its winters resemble those of the Caroli
na s. It is said that the average tempe
ature of V ancouver's Island is 54 for
the year, and that snow seldom lies for
three days at a time. In some parts of
th region between the coast and the
mountains, and in the vicinity of the miner
fruit trees blossom early in April.
The southern latitude of the country is
in latitude as for north as the most north
ealy point of Lake Superior, but as every
person is aware the climate of the Pacific
coast is vastly milder than that of the
country east of the range of mountains
running down the interior of the country.
Ihe late XSew York stock quotations
show that the stock in the Pacific trans
portation lines is favorbly effected by the
news, iudicating that increased emigra
tion from the Atlantis to the Pacific coast
is expected. Probably not to so great an
extent, hut we expect these new gold dis
coveries will operate upon many thousands
whom late disaster and stagnation of bus
iness have rendered discontented, as the
California discoveries did on the heels of
the hard times a few years since. Com
pania for Frazer river, we expect, will
soon be formed in all sections of the coun
try. MUwaukn f'ru Democrat.
'Tat, are von asleep?" Divil the
ashleen. " Thiu be after lindin me a
quarther T' u I'm ashleep, be jabers."
The following correspondence is said
to have taken place between a New Ha
ven merchant and one of his customers :
" Sir Your account has been standing
for two years, I must have it sullied im
mediately." To which in reply
Sir, Things usually do settle by
standing ; I regret that my account is an
exception. If it has been ttandinq too
long, suppose you let it ran a little while."
Julius Caar Hannibal, giving an ac
count of his sea voyage, says: "Allde
pawengers was now heavin', and as if dat
wasn't enough, de Captain give orders for
de ship to iuavp ioc, and rhe hov too."
Dangerous Sport oia the Plalua.
A correspondent of the St. Louis Dem
ocrat, following the U. S. army, 330 miles
from Leavenworth, July 3rd, writes as
Wolves were seen frequently during
the day, and just as we came on the camp
ing ground, a large one was started : Gen.
Harney's grayhound caught sight of him,
pursued hnn, overtook nun, and never
touched a hair. Whether he was afraid
of the wolf, or merely friendly to the
wolf, I am unable to say. This chase
was hardly over, when a herd (seven or
eight) of buffalo were discerned about
two miles off. Captain Pieasanton, Gen.
Harney's aid, set out in pursuit, by him
self, armed only with a Colt's pistol, and
had a dangerous adventure. His purpose
was to run the game towards the camp.
He succeeded in driving them in the di
rection intended, when a body of team
ster, desirous of witnessing the sport,
came in sight. The buffalo took flight,
and made for the hills. The hunter pur
sued them, but he rode a horse which had
never before seen a buffalo, and which
was hard to manage besides. The hun
ter singled out a bull, and shot him twice,
wounding him each time. By this time
he was quite close to him, on the verge
of one of those clayey precipices with
which the place abounds. The hunted
animal suddenly stopped, stretching out
his fore legs, and wheeling upon them as
on a pivot, thus bringing himself face to
face with his pursuers. The horse was
unmanageable and rushed on the bull,
who set his horns to meet the onset. The j
collision was tearful, rleasanton, con
scious of his situation, had disengaged his
feet from the stirrups, and just as the
shock took place, or perhaps a moment
sooner, sprung up.n the back of the bull,
from which he rolled down the precipice.
The horse having been gored in the
breast and belly, died instantly. The
bull next charged on the dismounted rider
but two more bullets from the revolver
persuaded him to alter his course. Cap
tain Pieasanton, I am rejoiced, Buffered
suffered no personal injury, lie took the
affair coolly, unbuckled the girths of his
slaughtered tteed, slung the saddle and
accoutrements ocrosa his shoulders, and
carrie them into camp. The grand sport
of buffalo hunting is now fairly initiated.
Captain Hancock, with the guide, chased
another herd for miles. The Captain
succeeded in lodging a bullet from the
new Burnside rifle in one of them, and
the guide hit another, but it was so late
that they had to return from the pursuit
before running them down.
PoLiTtcitas aid Fibmebs. Politi
cians who want an office frequently make
great pretentions to agricultural knowl
edge, and figure largely at cattle shows.
It is said llmt Gov. is one of this
sort of "farmers, and in illustration
thereof the following good stories are re
Not many springs ago, his excellency,
in company with another distiniruuhed
citizen of , was ridinir in the country.
In passing a beautiful field of grain just
begtning to head, the Governor reined up
his horses and hurt into rapturous admi
ration ot tne wheat.
Quoth Ned" Governor, how much
will that wheat yield to the acre T"
" Uh, from seventeen to tweatr bush
What kind of seed is that from, Gov
Common winter. That is the best
for this soil."
Vou are President of the Agricultur
al Society, are you not, Governor I"
" 1 am, sir.
" Delivered the address bfeore the Ag
ricultural Society of New York, last year?"
" x es, sir.
" You are the author of the eloquent
passage about the cultivation of roots and
" A mere trifle, Ned."
" Well, you are the only Agricultural
writer who couldn't tell oats from whtat "
A certain farmer, one of the Gover
nor's constituents, who bad a profound ad
miration for his talents and practical
knowledge, wrote to him for advice as
the best method of improving his stock of
sheep. The Governor's answer was in
stant, brief, sententious and sincere.
" Get a Hydraulic Ram better than
the Southdown for mutton, equal to the
Merino for wool."
The late Amos Lawrence gave awky
for charitable purposes, during the last
twenty-four years of hi life from the
close of 1S2S to the close of 1852 ix
hundred and thirty-nine thousand dollars.
" Patrick, yea fool, what makes you
steel after that rabit when your gun has
no loi k on it I" Hush hush my dar
ling ; th rabit don't know hs."
ArrrcnNo I a ci dint. We ire in
debted to Mr. L , recently returned
from a whaling voyage, for the following1
touching narrative :
On the home voyage of one of our
New York and Liverpool packets, she
being crowded with emigrants, that aw
ful scourge, the ship fever, broke ent
The carpenter of the vessel, one of na
lure's noblemen, having en board his lit
tie son, a lad of some twelve summers, and
was one of the first victims. His ship
mates sadly inclosed his body in his ham
mock, and read over him the burial ser
vice, and attached to his feel a grindstone,
for the purpose of sinking it, committed
it to the embrace of old ocean. The
poor boy, overcome with grief at the less
of his natural protector, sprang over
board, and before he could be rescued,
was beyond the reach of human aid.
On the day following the burial, a large
shark was noticed in the wake of the
ship, and as it was almost calm, the sail
ors asked permission to catch it, which .
was readily granted by the captain. Hav
in? procured a hook and attached a chain
and line, and bailed it with pork, they
cast it overboard, and soon had the excit
ing pleasure of hooking the monster, and
with the aid of the, windlass, they.hauled
the writhing mass on board. As it lav
on the deck in its death struggles, the tail -ors
heard a singular rumbling noise, that
seemed to proceed from wuhin the dying
captive. Taking a ship axe they soon
cut their way into the now dead fish, and '
to their great surprise, found that it had
swallowed the carpenter, grind stone, and
toy, and that the former who had swoon
ed, had rigged up the grind atone, and
with the assistance of the boy to turn it,
was just grinding his jack-knift to cut his
An Ibcidiht it thb Caas. A cor
respondent of the Pittsburg Post, writing
from the Mountain House, Cresson, re
lates the following incident in the can,
after leaving Pittsburg:
As we left the city we observed a small
boy, named Stilt, about twelve years of
age, poorly ctaJ.but very intelligent, bar
ing with him an infant of ten months old,
the child of his sister, who died a few '
weeks ago. The lad had brought the in '
fant from Iowa City, where the mother
died, and was on hi way to Hirrisburg.
The young uncle had cared for it and
nursed it all the way a weighty charge
for one so young. It would not, perhaps,
have teen so much remarked, had a
young girl been the custodian of the or
phaned babe, but here was a mere toy
puttin? away childish things and assum
ing ail the cares and responsibilities of '
parent, during a journey of a thousand
miles at least The passengers manifest
ed the greatest interest in the little way
farer and his charge, the ladies especial
ly, in turn relieving the lad of his burden. :
as he appeared to be almost exhausted
with his long journey. Such constancy
and manliness in one so young is not of
ten exhibited, and certainly well deserves
the name of heroism.
A young lady that lives near a rail road
crossing, appears to bare no occupation
except perpetually poking her bead out
of the window. A wag, the other morn
ing hailed her from the street
Hallo, Miss T
" What do yju want," said she, after
the first flush of indignation at being thus
"The bell ain't rung yet," was the
Why," was the reply, 44 that sign
says you're to ' look out wben the bell
rings, but you are looking out alt the
The young lady's bead disappeared
with a jerk, and the window went down
with a slam.
Columbus, Kentucky, is a bard place.
An old farmer, who had been badly swin
dled there, said of it :
" If the Angel Gabriel happens to light
st Columbus, there'll be no resurrection,
for they'll swindle him out of bis trumpet
before he can make a single toot!"
A Dctecture Officer, from Chicago, fell
asleep while traveling over the Altou
Ra lroad, a few days since, and some
light fingered fellow actually stole hie
boots ! Like some midnight burglar, he
was compelled to walk from the depot in
his stockings. It was a bootless trip for
A newly arrived John Chinaman in
Shasta, California, purchased some ice
recently, and finding it very wet, laid it
out to dry in th tun. On going to look
for it again, he found it had disappeared,
and forthwith accused the whole Cbioeee
neighborhood of larceny. A cencral riot
Jwas the c n quence.
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