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TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTS! J
The Platte Talley.The Home for Millions and Highway to the Paciflc.
VOL.1. WOOD RIVER CENTRE, BUFFALO CO., N. T., APRIL 25, 1861. NO. 26.
On Copy, one year. ...
" lx month, ...
Invariably In Advance.
--Trill niiiiMM - . i i - " - - ......
Al Want . Ruffal rniinln M T
iwry Thursday Morning term $2 00 V
Mr, a advance for ix month $1 60
fliagts cople 10c.
J. E. JOHNSON,
J. II. WAGNER,
Wood Hirer, IV. T.,
WILL attend to all call in hi profes
sion Surveying, Platting, Engineering,
a. As. nl-tf.
HAY, CORN, AVD OATS.
Tw aailes wit of Fort Kearney, on the
PIKE'S PEAK, UTAH, k CALIFORNIA
Eaalgrant will find tb Br Aeeommoda
Hen 'fi woa ana water
If, P. DODGE,
Butttstor to Baldwin tf Dodge,
BARKER 4 DEALER IX EXCHANGE,
Collection made at current rater of Ex
chance; Exchange on all the principal
Cili in the Union Bought and fold, Gold
Dust Bought, Land Warrant Bought and
Id, a' .id Entered on Tim.
Council Bluff, Icwa, B-tf.
'' LAND f C0LLE6T1HG JCENT,
CelumWui, N. T.'
WILL Uat I and Warrant. Collect
. aaocey, l'ay Taxe, make out Pr-ep-yxttNi
er otkr Legal paper, tc, .
.WMrVO- W. O. JAIIX.
- -1CK A JAMES,
Mm. J. L BAKER, rroprleor.
Piblle houte v.h-i etfry taa
fcrt wlil t bsruowed pj it
k. - fliod Stabl,
and Yard fr Stock.
AUentlon rd to th want of Eml
.r.i.a Char!rea a modarate a
,V i w.j.
twr Broadway, between Main and Sott
Itrtet, Council aiun, ow.
jailN JONES. . - - .Proprietor
THIS Uobm i lluUd centrally to th
bvatsf portioa of theeity it apartmeuts
Brce and welt ventilated, and every '''"C
about It ha a sir of comfort aui cojirtm
eaee. PIONEER ROOK lilMDERY.
BOOK Binder sad Blank Book manu
il -Bluffs. Iowa, i prepared
b ewecut anything in hi department of
eineal, promptly, aaa ia a luoiumui
al woihmanlske nannr, and at lew
'HKAL ESTATE BROKERS,
imi Wtrs I. Land Varraat aa Xx.
' Couacll Bluf, Iw.
WILL attend to aalectioa and Loea.
tioaofUndtln weatern Iowa and
Ifcbraika, th payment of taxes tand
' n-residenta a:id ; th collection aad
Heaac of claim.
B ECU All AM IIOViE.
If ya woM like good aeeomodatioas.
rem atable. tod, sweet kav and ouad
rn for your tock, stos at Toneray's
H will only " Iu ,a ,or 7
sBoney, bus strive by strict attention to
tf wasU, Uaoake yonrstay gjeeable
all'. . , FEWON TONCRAY ;
;viv-t 99m I ... .
tttocEMiKi ft fjtorisioirs,
BaoAowiT, eoojrott BLvrra, xows,
fXeeb otafUnlly bsnd a freb p;ly
Oroere, ProUfln, Orsia and Vg
Bble. wbia he eJTera at lb Jo west rUa.
a. tS ft. aaJano aa mw
Spring & Summer
' JUST ARRIVED AT
M EG EATII, BROTHERS ItCO
Farnhau Stxt,Omaba ;
(Beiwtm 13A and Hih Struts.)
Where may at all time be found on of
and best selected atock f
Dry Goods and
WsT or tub Missouri R.tir:
. Consisting in part
of Dress Goods, Print. Ikrrges, De-
Lams, Ken ly-maJe Llotbinir, lea,
Coffee, Sugar, Crockery, Hardware,
Carpets, Boots and blioes, li.t and
Caps, etc ul-tf.
XX ntuatrd onSw.et Wa'.cr Kiter, ou U:e
road to Califon.ia, half a mil cast of Iu
dependency Rock, Miid ne mile fast of
the Devil'aCute, and one of the most I a vol
atile pointa fur trading on the rol. Said
Poet coiiaimaof a Toll-t.riitge across Bwre
Water River, one Store, Wnrehouse,Kiich
en, BUckamith ohup ith tools ; five dwel
ling hoi.se and two corrals. Any gentle
man wishing to .urch!ie will learn furtliet
Caiticularit by apply ii. .to the owner, Mi.
oii Otenard at the Up: r North Piatt
Sign of the
1 1 JjS 1 R CSv li kvsy
Fabkham Stbcet, Omaha, N. T.,
RttU If Jobbing Merchant,
Have jvist opened a aplendid Stock of
GOODS Also keep a complete Stock of
Dry-Good. Groceries, Hardware,
Ready-made Clothing, Hat,
Caps, Boot, Shoe, Crock
ery. Wooden ware, etc.
which he offer at tb lowest figure",
of asy House in this market.
Caab paid for hides and fars.
BELOW COLUMBUS, ON THE
Great Military Road.
Tb undersigned is bow prepared ten
tertain and accommodate Emigrant and
tra verier. Keep horses, eat tic, and furn
lab grain, provisions, and other comfort
for the wayfar, good water and earnp rang
la all ft dprteuta oi and horse-shoe-tag.
Wagon repaired, etc., etc.
BlO-tf. HIRAM BUSHHILL
raiaTKsx milbs bast of cotm, sa?
THE MILITARY ROAB. '
JOSEPH RUSSEL, Proprietor
I prepared to entertain and provld for
tb comfort and wants of tbs tMveJing
pobpe. Good stable, bay, grain, and
i faf Don't forget plaet. ' ' ' al-tf.
. Lumber, Eninberl ., .
THE WOOD RIVER MILL IS NO V
In operation', and order for lumber
ara aolicited. Aay aise, length or variety
will be cut ob short notice, aud very lib'
rat Unna. . Log watittd, for which lum
ber will Mfirnangei It dealreU.
TOWNbLET fc SADDLER.
Wood Rlvsr, K. T., April 1, 1S61. f
THE KITCHEN BELLE.
All ball the March of Intellect,
That star eh of mind bo power eaa ttep,
,, A ad pleaa'd we mark tby form erect,
Thou aaiden of the pail and mop.
We fine upon the wilh delight,
Aad Uiten to thy Bote bewitehiaf ;
Each, when three century' take their flight,
.Will b the hsaaty of tke kitchen.
Oh, it i oomieal enengb,
To sketch the period that i comlag.
- And trace a lump of kitchen taff,
L'pon a' grand pian (traaiBiing. r
Etar ef th ipitl whose anbnrnhair
. Is wcar'd with soch delightful braiding,
Do play at sight some lively air
Subllmer than Mozart or Iladyn.
Fair nymph, tby ruby lipe unclose.
And treat us with a canzonet,
Soft as a southern gale that blows,
t'pon the fragrant violet
"Lawk, sir, you takes me nnawares,
I ain't at all in woice for singing ;
And them there wulgar folks up-stairs,
The plnguay kitchen bell are ringing.
Ay, ring away, Fjain't a fool, Oh,
Tbo' sometimes treated worse than dirt
Pooh ! I shan't leave my inusie stool.
Till I have praetis'd this concerto.
"Yes, if I stirs before, I'm wrong;
And then I'll try, by way of closing,
A very fashionable song
. . A trifle of my own composing."
Am "Those evening belle."
That kitchen bell, that kitchen bell,
Wexes me more than tongue caa tell ;
It taunts me with the bed-roome slopp'd
With plates unwash'd and floors unmopp'd.
And still it rings from morn till night,
Till I ara fidgeted outright;
And if my mietress treats me to,
About bcr business she shall go.
Then let the noisy bell ring oa,
Till we have cut, and she is gone;
And otber maids may sit and tell,
How much they bate that kitchen boll.
An Eccentric Millionaire.
Amoog the subscribers to Suda
n's mngniicrnt work en On.MioIo-
subscription price of which
was $1,000 a copy .appeared Ibe name
of John Jacob Astor. During ihe
process of the work. Ibe prosecution
f which was exceeomriy fjpensiye
Mr. Audubon, of course, called upon
cveral of bis subscribers for payment.
It so happened that' Mr. Astor (prob
ably that he might not be troubled
about small matters) was not applied
to before the delivery of tha letter
crcsi ard piaici. iuen, uowcrrr
m t . TM . l
Audcbon asked lor ms tnousana aoi
lars, but he was put off with one ex
cuse nfier another.
. . t . i
Ab, Mr. M. Audubon," would
ibe owner of millions observe, '-you
have come at a lad time ; money is
very scarce; I've nothing in bank; I
have invested all mi funds.''
At length, Tor the six'h tim, Ai
dubon called on Astor for bis thousand
dollars. A a he was ushered into the
presence, be found William B Astor
the son i converting with. his father.
No sooner did the rich mu see the
man of art, tb;m be began ;
"Ah, M. Audubon, so you have
come again after your money. Hard
limes, M. Audubon ,' money vsrv
scarce." . But just then, catching an
enquiring look from his son, he chang
ed bis ti ne, 'However, 11. Audubon.
I suppose we mut con'rive to let yu
hive om of your money, if possible.
William." he added, calling io his son,
who bad walked into an adjoining par
lor, "hare we any money at all m
'Yea. father" replied the son. sup
ptaieg that he waa asking an earnest
question, penmen io u mey u
been talking about when the Ornithol
ogist at first earoe in, "we ' have two
hundred and seventy thousand dollars
in the Bank of. New York, seventy
thousand dollass in the City Bank,
ninety thousand dollars in the Mer
ehanl'a, ninety-eight thousand in the
Xlecbanio's, eighty three Hiou "
That'll do, lha '11 do," exclaimed
John Jaoob interrupting him : "It
teems that William can jfive you a
cheque for your money."
A Moment of IlOrror, '
Tor twenty-three yeara old Jake
Will-rd had cultivated the soil in
Baldwin Couilt. and dfawn therefrom
support for him ielf and wife. He
U childless. lNot loi g sgo, Jake wetl
in search ot a m'usirg t)ow. lli route
Ud hhn through sn old wo'B-oul patch
of clsy land, ol about six acres in ex
ten', m til centre of which was a
well, twenty-five or lhirlT feet deep,
that at some time, probably bud fur
iiisbed the inmates of a dtlapidaird
hou near by with water. In pasting
oy mis spot an in wina arirted Jake s
i ile" form Ins bead, and maliciously
wauc'I u to tne edge or the well and
in it tumbled.
Now Jak had always practised th
virtue economy, HBO he immediately
ei uum rfcoTenng 'ne lost nat. ile
ran Id the well, and finding it was dry
at tie bottom1 lie uncoiled the rope
wbicli lie hod bronchi for the purpose
or cBp'nniitf the ttn.nt cow, and After
fcveral altempta io eatcb the hat with
a nooae, be concluded to save time by
going down into the well himself. To
arcdmpliu this, be made fa.( one end
of the ropo to n stump bard by, and
wos soon on his way down (he well.
it is a r.iet, of which Jake was no
ess obviou than the reader hereof.
that Ned Hells was in the delapitat-
ed building aforesHid, and that no old
Dnod norse, wi n a bell rn bis neck,
wbicli bad been turned ont to die, waa
within a sbort distance
of the well.
The devil himself, rr some other
wicked spirit, put it inio Ned's cra
nium to have a lilt 'e fun : so be quiet
ly slipped up to the old horse, unbuc
kled the strati, and approaibed with
slow atd measured "ting a-ling to the
edge of the well.
"Daog the old blind horse 1" said
Juke, "he's enmin this way, sure, and
aint got no more sense nor to fall in
here. Whoa, Ball 1"
But the continued approach of the
"ling-a ling" said, just as plainly as
words, that old Ball wouldn't "whoH."
Bf sides, o'd Jake was at the bottom,
resting before trying to shin it up the
"Great Jerusalem t" said be, "the
old cuss will be a-lop o' me before I
dm say Jack Robinson. Wboa, dang
Just then Ned drew up to the edge
of the well, and wilh his foot kicked a
litilt; dn into it.
"Oh! Lord!" exclaimed Jake, fall
ing on bis knees at tbe bit om of the
well ; ''I'm gone up now! VYhon I
Now I Jay me down to sleep Whoa I
Ball I pray the Lord my soul to
VVJiotI now Oh, Liord have mercy
uu IUO .....
Ned could hold in no longer; and
fearing that J ke might suffer- from
his fright he revealed himself. ':
Probably Ned didn't make . tricks
with the heels toward that well. May
bo old Jake wasn't up to the top of it
in short order. ' May-be not.- I don't
know. Rut I know that if Jake finds
out who sent you this, it will be the
last squib you'll pt out of me.
An AfTectlne; story.
Tbe followin account of a heartren
ding iacumsnane we extract from
an exchange. .
We once saw a young man in lOac
gazing at the ry heavens, wi'h a t in
I tW nd J, of pistols in the oth-
er. e JMUeavortd to attract nis at
lOtion by .ing S a T in a paper we
held in our jEy, relating to a young
man in that of ibe country who left
home in a st8 ot derangemtn".. He
dropped Uie t and pitIs from his
2TZ3T, with the ! "It is I of whom
U read : I left my home before my
friends knew of my design. I had sO
tho M3T ot a girl who bad refused 2
lisnen 2 me, but smiled B9ingly upon
another. I ed madly from the
house uttering a wild I to the god of
love, ( Qpid. ) and without repleing to
the ? i of my friends, cune here with
this t nd of pi'tol 2 pu'a . stop
2 my XislOce. My case is without a
in this . .
4Qluda and 4beerance R required
under such a perplXing circumstance.
03r It is the practice among waggish
priniers, when a "green 'ua ' enters
tbe office, to play jokea on mm oy
sanding him on an errand to neighbor
ing office for something he would not
find, and he returns with some stiange
artiole or other, thinking that, in prin
ter a phruse, be bas got what re was
lent for. ' A joke bf this kind waa la
tely perpetrated in a neighboring town,
A boy who was rather '-verdant went
to learn the printing business, and one
of the journeymen, loving sport, sent
him one day with a dih to a certain
editor, to borrow "a gill of editorial."
The editor, understanding the game,
returpe l a picture of a donkey. The
first one finding himself rather "come
over," set his wits to work to think
how be should be even with thh o'hor.
At last he c l'ed the lad and told him
to go and tell the editor that "it wa
edi'orial which he wanted, and not tbe
Mrs. Catherine Ooery died in Vien
na, Aus.rli, on th 23d uit.,ged 119
years, ; '
When fond affection's spell bath cast -
Its Web around the heart,
Bow truly sad it is at last
To bo obliged t part.
How sad to catch the smothered sigh,
To See Uie trting tear '
That dims thtendr, loviug eye
Of tboj we hold most dear.
What, when the heart of friendship knits,
Caa be more keenly felt
Thaa some rude stroke of Fate which splits
The link Time ne'er catfuelt f
Ala! of every oarthly wo,
Felt by the human heart,
Me thinks it isthe greatest blow
' From those we love, to part
Table of Distance
From Omaha U Kearney City.
rao.M omaha to
Lit r-appillon, 8Barnam's, 2
4 frame Crfelc, io
3 Jnnelion Ranche, 15
J7! Parker,, 8
14 Loo Tree, 4
15 Buckhorn Station, 1
3 Hill', 1
7 'Shoeroitkei's, 8
3 Barnard's , 10
1 Wood I Irer, . 7
10 Lamb's, 2
4 Miller's 4
1 ' Moore's, 9
Wood Rivia Centbb, (Ranche, Store,
Priutirg Office, Post Office, aud Black-
4 Fort Kearney,
7 Kearney City,
Excitiko Gold Stort. Tlie Denver
Mountaineer tells an exciting go'd sto
ry about a party of Indians, who sold
qunnuty ot gold nuggets to tur.
Pfeifter, Indian agent at Taos. A
Mexican, a oplain among them for
twenty years, sAid they obtained tbe
gold at (he head waters of the " Oila,
and rolled an I pounded it into bullets,
some of which were produced. Kit
Carson took tbe matter in band and
got the Mexican to go with him as
guide to tne place, unless mere is
some mistake about the matter, Kit
will probably return a rich man.
, . Col. Stunner.
. - ; A Reminiscence.
This gallant officer' lately Ihe com
pamon of Mr. Lincoln in his journey
to Washington, is devoid of fear, ' 11
does not know, indeed, what the word
means. He was born to thut sort of
thing ; and his speciality through life
has been killing Indian on the fron
tier. We rememder an instance illustra
tive of this quality in Col Sumner.
In the summer of 1855 he was
sent to Europe on a special mission
connected wiih tbe War department,
and made at tbe same time bearer of
Dispathes to our Legation at Madrid,
by Gov. Marcy, our then Secretary
Col. Sumner a dispatches referred
to the Black Warrior affair, and Col.
Summer proceeded at once to deliver
them to Mr. Boule, our minister.' .
Tbe Col. waa presented, of course,
to the Queen of Spain, and suid some
handsome things to her Majesty,
which Mr. Soule'a ready wit and oily
tongne made .ery sparkling in the
translation from EKgH81 t0 Spanish.
The Queen was stiuck. We would
not be deemed extravagant by these
knowing tho parties, and remember
ing the tall, handsome person and sol
dierly addrOes, and the susceptibility
of Her Majesty, to ssy the Queen was
; That snme afternoon the Col. recei
ved a poliie note from her Majesty,
inviting him to a little supper, in ibe
gardens of the Palace, to which only
her intimate friends and associates
were admitted. ' , ' u
Ah ! Ibis la a compliment a high
honor," said Mr.Soule.'
Well, air," responded tbe Col.,
"at what hour precisely shall I go!"
"But you will not go," said Mr.
These Spaniards are very much
excited about this Cuban business; J
hate us Americans, and if you go near
the Palace after tight, yoo will be
watched, I ollowed and assassinated. I
dare not do such a thing." '
Mr.Soule," responded Col. PW
ner, with tmphasis, "wAsn a pretty
woman invites me Jo a tujper, I go,
atsasination or no attautination.
: The Col. was i'S g od as his word
At th proper lime he, lucked his
awnnl under his arm, and drove a-
way. He appeared t ext morning lo
breakfast, in nla usmi gooa neaiiu
and spirits- Such men ara seldom,
atsaatiinated. ' '
Bu tisis at five and dauhtors too.
NOTICE is bereby given, that In a ess
wherein H. Jothnck is plalntitf. and B. D. '
Woodward, defendent, on the 7th ('ay of
February, 1801 an order of attachmeLtfo;,
the sum of $10 25 ha been issued by FreoV ,
Hedde, Probate Judee of Hall Couutv.
agaiaat the dofend-nt. ' ,(
Grand Island City, Hall Co. N. T.,FeU,
rnary 16th, 1B61. .
II. JOEIINCK, ritff.
NOTICE ia herehy given, that in a caea
wherein George ttcbuiis is plaintilf, and it.
B. Woodwaru, deleudent, oa th 7th -day
of February, le61 order of aUtwhrneat
for tbe aum of $77 50, b a been iaaned br
Fred. Hedde, Probate Judge of Hall Co.,
against tli J ropertj of saia defendant.
Grand Island City, Hall Co., N. T.. Feb
ruary lClh, 18(51.
NOTIO E is hereby given, that in a casa :
w herein Cbriktiau Menck is plaintiff, and .
B. B. Woodward, defeudent, en the 7th day
of February, 1(361 an order of attachment .
for the sum of &i5 Ml has bten- issued by ,
Fred. Hedde, Probata Judge of Hall Coun- .
ty, against th property of said defendent. '
Uiand Ulai.d Ckv. Hall Co.. K. X.. Feb
ruary 16th, 1801.
C. MKNCK, Fltg.
HOT1C E is hereby eiven.that in a case
wherein 1 heodore Nagel i plaintifT, ai d B.
B.Woodward, defer.dent. on th 7ih day
of February, It1!!! an older of attachment
for tlie sum of $47 CO ha been issued by
Fred. Hedde, Piobate Judge of Hall Coun-
ty, against tb property ot said defendenW
timid Ib.'and City, Hall Co., N. T.. Fh
ruary 18th, ISol.
T. NAG EL, Pltffi
NOTICE is bereby given, that In a caso
wherein Mirks Stelck is plaintir, aud fi. B.
Woodward, defendent, on th 7th day of
February, 1861 u order of atuchm
for tho sum of $18 00 ha been issued by -Fred
Heddii, Piobate Judce of Hall Coun.
ty, against the property of said dfendent.
Grand Island City. Hall Co.. N. T.. Feb
ruary 16th, 1861.
M. STELCK, Pltff.
Wood River Centre.
Wood River Centra :
G 0 OD Plaet to Stop t
TintPlac to Pttt mpt '
PUasantlPlaet io Slay t
Go aaet er wt, .
Here ia the best
Good place to rest !
Try it It
For man an easy bed,
And table plenteous spread,
For stoek there's krasl ahed.
Nearby it I
Garden feeds ! -Fvesk
feeds of Tege tables,
Fresh, Genuine, end tree.to ttmt
"!'' ' JUST RECEfVKD
At ta Stors of.Smpaa AlCo.,
Wood Rir Centm
Stock Fed, Horded, Benght,
Sold or Eiehanged.
4 . Wood Rivr Ceatra.
FOBCIGS, DOMESTIC AID F1SCY
. Cloth, ! - ' ' '
Clthtnc,u .1' i- -. vir.- .'- "
L' uats. -' 4
f Cap's 11 m 1
Lrdlea' Dress 6oU. Bsrasss, Boaaats,
Ribbn. raraaols, t. t..
Which bs e!U Ganger tnaa tbs cUaa
for cash. ,
FarnAm&rett . . . . PinmrBlot
, m1, 3 ' .J'-OSMiailiaVi 9. i t. tA,;.,
. n. n. WILLIAMS. :
ATOKNEY AT WW. , j :
See In Sseond Story Justs', Kki ,
Council JJlufl, 1m w., - . :, . ;Bl-tf.
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