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About The huntsman's echo. (Wood River, Buffalo County, N.T. [Neb.]) 1860-1861 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 6, 1860)
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Oie square,12 line or lean, 1 iasertiosi ft 00
ettnaected with the "Eeh Office, where,tt
Each suhacQuent insertion.
reasonable ratnt, firiii be done with neat
ess a dispatch Posteri, BUU, Ciren
JaW, Butintt and VuiHng Card; Blank
mf all kind, ZUer and Bill IUU, Pam
pKUt ee. sc.
ggpCarde r all affl--ChromaU and
Gilt Bordered Cards,
ruia ami Fancy Papor for Ball tickets
fcfeurnirg Carde and Notts Paper, Plaint
Cap, and Letter Paper for Blanks.
fjoo Pu'. Gilt, or in Color. i
Same, one year, . -
" alx months,
One tolumn, one Tear,
44 alx months,
" " three tnontha, .
Half columnt one year,
" - alx months. .
The Platte Valley.Tbe Home for Millions mid Highway to the raciflc.
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TERMS OF MIBSCRIPTHII t
VOL.1. WOOD RIVER CEKTSE, BUFFALO C0,,N.T,, SEPT. 6, 1860. N0.14.
One Copy, one year.
Invariably ia Advance.
THK "UVNTillrlAN'S ECHO"
fctWoca Rivra, Buffalo County, N. 1.
Thursday Mornlne tcrma $2 00 V
Veer, la advance for aix montha $1 50
' iolngle eoplea lOe'k
k fc. joiixstoft, .
j. ii. vag&s
Wood River, IV. T.,
WILL attend to all ealla in hla profes
ses Surveying, riatting, Engineering
v. Ae. nl-tf.
Tilt AMEHUJAN hanciie.
A HOME FOR TUE WEARY.
IV, P. FOX.
KEEPS eonetantly on hand a supply af
ifteriea and rroviniona, Garden Sauce
Can fruit of all kind, Liquor, Cigare,
rB, Oate and, iu fact, nverythuij to
?las th Eniicmnt.
OATTLB IJOUGHT k. SOLD,
or hardtd by the wek or month. A fine
'Oampinp piece, plenty of wood and water
aa4 a fine place for stock. Entertainment
fr man and beaBt Everything reaeoiiabl
ad fair. Call one, Call all -money or no
Okoaey ! I will treat you all alike.
Foa Sprlnpa, V. T. 2J milea eaat of Oot
-Vawood Hpriugn. nl-tf.
THX nnderelgaed hare now in operation
An Excellent Rope Ferry.
: across the &OUPE FORK, atGenoa the
. creating on the old Mormon Route. This
la tbe ftearest and best route, and always
SOOD AND DRY.
CrC'hargts as low aa at any ferry on the
HUDSON, WELCH, FRfcSTON & CO.
. on, April id, law. ni-ir
Important to Kinigranti
,-BM-aOUTB TO THX
THE LOUFE FORK FERRY, at Co
. kambas. JT. having been transfrrred in
la the possession of a new Companv.form
4 far the express purpose of establishing
a safe crossing at tnat point, which will be
tfMIMRM IN CHABOK,
0 tx& by law, and entirely free from
ibt Texan ons ucxays
tkat are reillv to be avoidid, is now in
lrt rnnnine order, and in charge of
' . . . r-t - t-v.
S) 1 tu -iiirectora oi lue company, iiit
b)le may be assured that everything will
M MBf to ensure to ujh
LOUPE .rORK FERRY
tSa public patronage and support. Fo
farlkief information apply to Meesra.fur
fr4 e Brother. . Sy order of the Board.
sO-y. O. P. HURKORD.
V. J. Mc3IAHO..
WH, 8. UKIUES. M. D.
(Lata of Cincinnati, O.)
THYllCIA AMD gLKCEO.T,
A COUNCIL BLUFFS, IOWA.
J. (B. ILEW-8.
Jc el tl auad names Maktr,
'CorxciL bluffs, iowa.
XanhMuti aad keps ea hand everything
r ACIFIC IIOt'BE.
(1tMrr Broadway, between Main and Scott
Streets, Council Bluffs, Iowa.
,JOJIM JOKES, -. .Proprietor.
THIS House is situated centrally ta the
r Vateaea portion of thecity iu apartments
Vm aa4 wall vcntllaUd, and ereryihiog
, sikni It ka aa air af comfort and convent'
nirEER BOOH. BINDERY.
B4OK Binder and Blank Bo'ok manu
Sretewer, Couneil Bluffs, I ewa. is prepared
'yM eeU anything in his department of
, mbbms, promptly, and in a aubstantial
.mi .warkaaaalike aaanaer. and at law
VHOMASOrriCCK. W.M. ruiiT.
XEAi. 1ST ATS BROKERS,
.lad IneJars 1 Laad WarraaU aai Xx.
Couaeil Bloffs, Iowa.
WILL attend to salectioa and Loea
tie ef lands ia weetern Iowa and
tfebraaka, the payment of taxes ea lands
BM-ra tldents aad the collection and
ntajrea of claims. 'I ..
U5TICE OF THt FEACE AND
Orataaat City, lava.
AMMUHT. SAltS All'WtSl
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
jarflLL pratl'.' la all th CoorVa ia
ff WeeUra Urm. aa4 Mtbraska.
N. P. DOUE,
Buccmor fo Baldwin $ Dodgt,
BANKER & DEALER IN EXCHANGE,
"Collections made at current rates of Ex
V change; Exchange on all the principal
Citlf a in the Union Bought and Sold, Gold
Punt Eouifht, Land warrhfita Boopht and
sold-, a ia bnteted oh l ima.
Council Bluff's, lewa, hS-tf,
LASD If COLLECTiyO JGF.ST,
Columbus, N. T.
WILL locate Land Warrants, Collect
money, Pay Taxes, make out Pre-emption
or other Lepal papers, etc., etc.
t. w raw. w. c. j amis.
PRICE 4 JAMES,
Attorneys at Law, Council Bluff, Iowa
oolu mm, n. t.
Mas. R. C. BAKER, - - Proprietor.
This is a eomfortable and commodioos
Public house where every com
fort will be bestowed apou its
Hay and grain, and Yards for Stock.
Attention paid to the wanta of Emi
grants Charges as moderate aa
could be asked
VTILUAM8, 8PKI.ER, & CO.,
Of the above well-known Uanche (which
is situated on the South Platte River, 25
miles North of Denver City) would re
ebectfully inform their old friends, and the
public generally, that they have refitted
and improved tbe tame, aud are now pre
pared to Ranehe any amount of horses,
mules, and oxen: and from tneirloogex
periencc in the business flatter tucmseivee
that thev can cive satisfaction. We have
a iarge stock of horses, mules and oxen,
to sell or trade to the Emigrant, and at all
timea will be prepared to purchase all
klr.da of stock for cash in band. In con
nection with, oar Ranche, we have a good
and Outfitting Goede, for which
tee art not to bt underiold in the country,
and for Reference we refer to our patrons
generally Wiixumb, Spbimoir u uo.
JAMES K. 1SII, tX CO..
OMAHA CITT, V. T.
Rasneetfullv solicit a call from purchaa
era. and pledge themselves to furnish all
articles iu their line, of a quality and at
such prices that cannot be excelled in any
city west of the Mississippi.
Toe stock ia entirely new, ana iaia in
from the best Importing Ilousee ia the
COUKTRY PHYSICIANS AND FAMILIES
May rely on having their or
ders filled promptly and carefully
aad at aa low ratea aa at any other
Physicians Prescriptions Corefully Pre
HAT, CORN,1! AND OATS. J
Two milea west of Fort Kearney, on the
PIKE'S PIAK, UTAH, A CALIFORNIA
Emigrants will find the Bes Aecommoda
tien Wood and water
It. II. VTILLlAMg.
ATORNEY AT LAW.
ffles la Beocnd tyrj Jamas' Blo.k:
Council Bluffs, Iowa. al-tf.
WalakageB.dk Ilorabostel. :
Wbolisaui and Retail Dealers In
fancy Groeerlea, licjors, fruits, cigars, etc
Ha north second street, 8t. Louis
rSAE STBSST. W. S. OBAWfOB.
STREET A C1AVF0RO,
tvMJ Xtf. . al tf.
rmimrum,mhmmmmm-rt m SFSmsaHui ilW "a emu- '-' v - im wamas iw t "
TO THE WEST.
To tbe Went ! to the Wert! to the land of the
-..- OT1(BOU ron. ..w. w
Wfcer. a man ! a rean, if he !. willing to toil,
And the hamblast ma, gather the frniu of the
Wb.re,hUdrcn.reblcin,-s,andh.whohath:P.0rt bl'.C:'u:c 1,16 family w?,,,d not
Has aid to hit fortune, and riches to boast;
Wl are young may exult, and' th? sd may
Away, far away, to tbe land of the west.
To the Weat! to the weit! to tbe land of tbe
Where the mighty Misseuri rulli down to thn
Wbcru the young may exult, and tbe aged may
Away, fur away, to tho land of tbe west.
To the Weft! to tbe weat! where the rivers
Run '.boMnands of miles, uparkling out as tbey j
Where the crcen wavine foreits shall echo our
As wide as old England and free to ua all;
Where tbe prairie-, like seas where the billows
i have rnll'd,
Are broad a the kingdoms ami empire of old ;
And (be lakce are octunti instoruis or iu rust
Away, far away, to tho lund of the went.
To the West ! to tbe west, Ac.
To the Weat! to tb west! there ia wealth to
be won ;
A fnrot to clear ia the work to bo done;
VKe'll try it wk'U do it aud never despair,
While there', ligbl in the aunahine, or life in
the air J
The bold indrpendiruce that labor ahull buy,
Shall etrengthrn our hear If, and forbid us to !
Away, far away, let Us hope lor the beat,
For a home is n home, in the lund of the West.
To thd West ! to the west, ao.
PARODY ON THE ABOVE ' '
To the West! to tbe weit, I once wtnt, do you
And one viait, I'm sure, was enfficient4for me ;
Oh, the things that I aaw there, tbey frigbtcn'd
And ever sineo then, sirs, I've scarcely been
My children got tick every day, sirs, almost,
And my wifo took the chills, and got deaf as a
Oh, there's some may exult, but for me, sirs,
If I haven't as much aa I want of tbe Wear.
To the Weat! to the west, Ac.
To the West! to tbe weat! where the mers
Are full of groat big alligators you know;
Wbere the snake, in the forest make you fuel
And yon don't se a bar-room not twice in a
And if 'cross tbe prairie you happen to go,
You're sure to be tossed by some wild buffalo;
Wbere the lakes ara like children they're
never at rest,
'Poo my word, sirs, 1 soon had enongh of the
Te the West! to the west .
At the West tbey told me there was wealth to
The forest to clear, was the work to be done
I tried it couldn't do it guv up in despair.
And just see if yon'll ever again catch me there.
Tbe little snug farm 1 expected to buy,
I quickly discovered was jutt all in my eye;
I eame back like a streak you may go but
If aver you'll catch me again at the West
, v Te the West! to the west, o
I bear the tread of pioneers
Of nations yet to be
6be first low wash of waves, where soen
Shall roll a human sea.
The elements of empire hers
, Are plastic yet and warm,
, And the ebaos of a mighty world
' Ara moulding Into form.
Xaoh rude aad Jostling fragment soon
Its fitting plaee shall find,
The raw material of a State,
Its musoles and its mind.
A 80MMER PSALM "
STB. W. BOMelT.
I leas upoa tbe silent ground,
Against tbe llst'ning grass, te hear
Wings beat tbe golden air to sound
That rains like musie on the ear.
The muaie of a million wings ,
Blends with the whispering leaves aad
And the soft bells of hidden things
King from the meadow's tiny towers.
Now languid Natare ponU and swoeus,
And fainting streamlets orvep along i
ButloeusU blow their loud trombone.
Aad sola the sunshine into song.
Grasshoppers danee aad elap tbetr palms
Wbere gilded snakes eacod and run '
And winged warblers sing their peal ma,
Al aarly moca aad set of raa.
Sowing Wild Oats.
JH MH8. K. WXLLMONT'
j pur b)v j th(j first born
M,Plure-brcR""'e he w boy-mlb
whom uic grandparents were in trana-
i die out in the present generation; the handsome, house and furnish it faali
j very child for whom Aunt Annis knit 'ionably, ana1 stock larder, why, I-
ha I beautiful hood be lore he waa born
and to whom uncle Jim ,tave thi.l lit-
tie pair of red morocco sboes, for his
name -the same for whom the skilful
needle-vvorann had embroidered that
splendid flannel blanket who used to
be taken out upon the sidewalk for his
daily airing in fine, who tillered the
whole aspect of hia father's house
this was the pet boy whom we are in
troducing to your notice.
Well, it must be conceded "our
boy" was always ft troublesome com
fort. II early displayed some un
governable propensities which caused
a fiequt-nt change of nurses. Then
when he i;rew l.irge enough to attend
the "select school" in the neighbor
hood, he was impeteous and restless,
and obliged to be dismissed on account
of waywardness. On farther, in larg
er schools, disobedient and reckless.
sportive and inischevious ; fit'ed for
college by jerks, and no continuous
study ; entering college only to be
rusticated ; returned, only to run
away ; shipped to sea ; prayed for
am cried over by his doting mother,
and with the vain hope Hint after
sowing his wild oats he would return
and make n useful roan such being
the fond hope of his father. A few
I months ago "cur bov" was married.
it always occasioned lm parents
great anxiety thnt 'Jimmy" never
grew tiller. If there had been any
medical prescrip ion which would h ve
remedied this emission of D.iine Na
ture leaving her subject too soon, we
verily believe untold gold would have
been pai l for it. But as it wua Jimmy
was a dapper little fellow, and he
wore very tight pantaloons, and a high
hat, and huge heels to his boots, and
yet he was always branded as the
"little man : His mother looked on
him as a mere child, and would just
as soon have thought of little Bob, in
the nursery, being married as Jimmy.
But alas, she was not consulted in
this matter, for ''Jimmy" wis jut
tweniy-one, and he hod fallen in love
and he was "deuced afn.id' if he
postponed the affair he should lose
He married h beauty, fresh from n
boarding school, whence she had cIod- i
ed with her lover, and fled from the
cruel treatment of her guardian uncle,
who insisted that a girl of sixteen had
bettir npp'y herfell' to study than
street p.troling. And so they ran off
and got married, spent their money and
applied to the "old folks' for more. I
wish you c uld have seen them when
they returned after the honeymoon
had waned. How such a quantity of
silk cc-y.d have been gathered into
such a slender waist the dressmaker
only could tell; how many flounces
were set upon the skirt, I did not
count; how its trailing length was
soiled by contact with mud, dust and
water, was easily told. Over her
shoulders was a piece of black velvet.
She carried a luce pocael handker
chief, a preat flaunting bow of ribbon
frotruded from under her chin, and on
ntlia scarf that her husband brought
from Calcutta was carelessly thrown
over her shoulders. It was a damp
day, but her feet were encased in light
gaiters Tim aoroeioing ior soles lar
thinner than paper. Had she pledged
the quantity of gold that hung about
her person in her ears, upon her
neck, attached to her watch and wrists
it might have paid their board half a
quarter, at the pawnbroker a price.
In this plight she was first introduc
edto hor new mama and how she
did simper and try to act the trace
ful, and put on aflected airs, and. now
and then quote "my husband," his
mother only can tell ; and there stood
Jimmy betide her, with a great mus
tache and cultivated whiskers, with a
cigar in a small aperture between two
bunches of hair, looking as manly as
twenty-one" could be made to look,
and, aa to his errand he had come to
see what the old folks would be willing
to do for them.
'lbe father returned home to en
counter tbe firt interview with his
prodigal son. Jimmy sat in the big
chair with his pipestem legs stretched
across one another. His wife sat be
side him playing with a tangled mess
of jewelry' Jimmy reoognited his
father rather eoolly, tad introduced
him to Netty "my vift." Converts.
lion soon flagged the father fell i'rri
tated, but,oiir boy" was determined
to live it down. By and by came the
c'liestion Well, my eon, what do
yo u intend to do with yourself ?'
".That remains for you lousy," was
the rt'ply I've caught n bird, and
now I watt a cage, and I'll tell you
what Iu.Hl do. If you'll hire me it
I shouldn't m'nd taking n si ualion
lorovided a han.dsome salary was
! f'ered. A fellotA' Must lire in these
days; he wants enough to pay his
assessments at thec.'ub bouse, to take
a friend to eperas.wash down an oys
ter stew with a bottle of champagne,
and when he don't feel like working
he ought to have a chance to loa.
Now, old gentleman, if jrou'll come fo
my terms, I 11 give up .preeing. ana
when I want a regular bltw out, hang
me I'll take it at home. But Netty
must be taken iu and done for, at any
How tho father survived uch an
interview, whether he felt was a
kind of retributive justice wl'ich fol
lowed upon excessive indu Igence,
whether he criminated the mo. her of
"our Loy" who used to help he r son
to deceive the old gentleman, a, id to
conceal from him Lis early inlsdem man
ors, and whether the mo'. hor her sell
had nny painful misgivings that "
prompt and decided obedience to p a
rental commands waa resisted an d
palliated we are not informed; bu. f
Jimmy made tracks to Australia,
leaving Netty with her gmrJian, who
insisted upon a separation, and actu
ally entered a suit, claiming a legal
divorce, upon the ground that both
parties were demen'ed. And here is
the last intelligence from "our boy."
"Dear Pakkkts: Here I am in a
distant country with no means of sup
port, a shattered constitution, a mind
ill at ease, and a piey (o all seats of
diseases. I bare had the ellow fer
er, cramps, cholera, malignant dysen
terv, and for aught I know, the
plague. I often think of your full ta
ble and my inability to procure bread
enough to satisfy my hunger. If I
have gone astiay I ask you if the re
sponsibility is all my ovonl Now, to
those who so early winked at my vi
ces, I nppeal for deliverance. I supv
pose I'm penitent; I want to get back
bad enough, und am willing to lay
aside my character as 'a swell.' If
you will send a remittance by Capt.
liiley I will take passage home at
once. I shan't trouble myself about
that little wife I murricd if her guar
dian claims her he may have her
she was only a fashionable coquette.
The funds to return are all I ask, with
t ut further pledging myself to do as
well oa I can. - Your Jimmy.'
Poor parents, how I pitied you
when I read the above letters ' I knew
your agony and keen remorse which
were so unavailing, i knew you
would send the remittance, ar.d I have
had nroof to-dav von did so ; for I
met a most cadaverous looking young
man, the very personification of a
prodigal son, and I thought he had
"aowed his wild oats," and was reap
ing such a harvest that unless bis na
tive climate, nnd gentle nursing, and
reformed habits produced a change,
that "our boy" would not be long
numbered with the living. - I trust he
will, and yet live to teach parents the
absolute necessity of themselves be
ing rational, and inculcating the same
principles in their children.
An Instance of Druse Cruelty.
A correspondent qf the London News
JVJlteS . XUglVO JUU BUHIO IUCB VI
W rt these Druses are. I will enuraer
Mtr few instances of their frightful
barbarity, all of which I have heard
from the unfortunate sufferers them
selves, now refugees from Lebanon:
One poor woman I knew both her
husband and herself well ot Deir-el-Kamar,
where they were wealthy peo
pletold me that when the Druses
attacked tho town the second time (I
should mention that it had surrender-
d, and all tho inhabitants had given
up their arms some iwevty-tour av
nreviouslv.to the Druses, and had "en
promised protection by their fweks),
f,r li unhand waa hacked to vteces be
fore her eyes by the lar knives of
the Druses, who then declared that
k.. m,,.t bill all m.b children in the
house. The moth ted to hide her
two eons-one ! the other 9 years
old. Tbe Duies, however, found
them out, arsi bf gged and pray,
ed for thr Mr', end endeavored to
cover aem i corner with he per.
ion he Druses hacked at the lads
ovr her shoulder, and gashed them
all tbey both dropped down apparent-
ly lifeless. The Druses then made
off, and tho woman, thinking1 her two
sons dead, remained in a sort of stu
por for two hours so f;r as she ean
calculate. At last she was roused
by hearing the eldest lad eall her in a
faint voice, trying to assure her that Vie
was not yet dead.. On this she felt
the body of the youngest boy, and
found his heart beaticg. he got ,
some water, and after giving it to both
her children so far as - she could get
them to drink it started rote- the
town to see whether she could pro
cure assistance to get her add her'
boys away. She got as far as the se
raglio, or government-house, but there
she found that some five hundred
Christians, .who had taken refuge,-
were being cat to pieces by the D ros
es, who bad been invited to enter the;
precincts of the building by the Turk'
ih soldiers ot the garrison, these lat
ter helping in the butchery, and being'
so far worse than the Druses that tbey'
abused in the moat re famous manner'
all the women. Seeing no help could'
be obtaioed bere, the poor wctn&s'
turned to fly, w';en she came aeresr
an old Druse who had formerly been
a farm-serrant of her husband's. AN ,
ter a great deal of entreaty . on her
part the man consented to protect her
and her children down to the sea-,
coaat, about four hours' journey, o, ..
condition of receiving an order on her
brother, a wealthy man in Eeyroutr
for ten thousand piastres. To this she
agreed and they returned together to
her house. She had not been absent
more than an hour, but she found hor -
vV'wo children cut into pieces, joint by;
u. int, 'limb and trunk severed,' te use
,t r words, 'as butchers cut up sheep
I leads, legs, arms, and bodies, .be
ing 1 hacked up into a shapeless mas
of bV 00&y e8n an' rttwS bones,
Some other p'r women then joined
her an (1 gether they made their vej .
to a nv "Iberry plantation outside -tale
town, w "ere they pasted the nigh.i.
At day-lA'11' xneJ w'r" a'scovejreti
by a party of Druses, who, after t ite'ji
ping them to find whether the r had ,
any money , on their persena, an-i talsV
ing away wk,t "V1? lhey poss weed. ;
told the.n tht ;y mISht go wher st.e7
liked. Four o. f the poor creatui e4iad
ha,w. .HnniW' a year old. O f these .
infants two wet .Sd nd two lojr :
the former tbey a ,a. ot WUCD-1
latter, they said, m g.gnw n3 lo be -
men and bear arms i tgain tM
es; they therefore to Poor lhtl
creatures, and before motW.
tore them no th. '. niiaaier mi -.
limh bv limb erartlv . 08?'
poor . woman's own . expt eaR1P , :"
you tear up a fowl that ia i be c?
ed with pillau., Remerabei H tb:V .
was done, not in the heat of k'gbliieg,
but deliberately, in cold blood. Atrd. ,
I have heard of eleven other etcUt
similar cases of child-destruction b;
the Druses, in nine of which I impliu-
illy believe, having every reason tt
do so. . ; : n '..' - " 1 't.
, g S) s i ii urm r 'j '
TmxLr' Warning. The abolition
flag staff in Huntington, Connecticut. "
waa struck by lightning on Friday
and split into a large lot of Old Abe'u " ,
rails. ' ' '
fS3T It is said that as ' Queen "Vie- '
grows older she becomes more unamia
ble, and that recently she struck he. ,
royal consort in the face with a hear; j
(jy Queen Belle, of Spain, so notorf- !
ous for her gallantries, is said to bav .
found a new love in the person of
handsome journalist eonnncted with ike '
Madrid press. ; ' ' ' i
(J" The doctor detained in court as
a witness, complained to the iudtrethal
if ha waa kept from his nation tjTV
might recover in his absence. . ;t
'.! '. THE BREATH FdWMe
"" st w, a. ti'asNca. t
The breath of MW T, "
To weary "mes and fainting heart j Jt
On gent' wirgi Us mission speed., , J
Tr H soothing halm imparts. ' , f
... . i,i ... )!
l?itb living light earth 'a fields af , '
Spread out in beaut's garb, appear r'
New gloriaa gild tha vault on high, , ' ..
Whose radiance every heart doth cheer.
The blushing flowers With tearful eyea,"
Beaammed with Nature's jewels rais.-G
Raise their frail beads, ia ailant praise f
Of Uiro who makelb all aa fair. ; ;
Soft sepbyre e'er tb violet steal, x
Whoso perfumed breath la bene awiy 1
With loses, yet the air ef none f '
Ia purer.aweeter far, tha Uey. i "
Then with the golden ta arise,
Drink ia the aool, refreahinf dew
The brealh of mora the breast inspires
With radtsat hope a ad fUasam sv
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