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7Vmmni multnitur, rl new iiiiifiiiiiHr
1j. C. Hurr him lately como in (tosses
hIoii of u llttlo book, u pcraunl of which
HUKKosts tho iiImivo thought with boiuo
force, imrtiutilurly with reference to
'Way hack in tho W)'h .lamcH M. Vk.
worth, tint noted Oiiiiihu lHW)er, was u
"couusollnr.ut-taw and general '""d
agent" ut Omuliii City, N. T. (NoliniHku
Territory.) Ho published in 1857 a
brochure entitled "Nebraska in 18."7."
Not very niany of tho IxHikH wore
printed, or iIho most of them woro ir
retrievably lont, uh thoy uro a great
rarity, Mr. Hurr uiunu uerowi ono of tho
books iu an old book store thoothor day.
It 1b it very interesting llttlo publication.
In tho beginning Mr. Woolworth says
that "thousands will thin season vlnit
tho woBt," uiul ho thoroforo gives
boiiio Inforuiation concerning routes.
"TIiobo whom tiiuo 1h mora vuluublo anil
ituKrtant than comfort nml can only
muko u Hying visit," ho Bays, "can tuko
tho Iluilmm lllvcr rallnmd to Albany;
then tho Now York Central ruilronil to
SiiBpeneion Bridge; thou tho Great
WoBtorn uiilroatl tli rough Cuniuln to
Detroit; thou tho Michigan Control to
Chicago; thuu tho Chicago and Rock
Island railroad to DavciiMrt, Iowa; then
tho MiBHisHipnl and Missouri rail
road to Iowa City; then tho stage to
Ouuilia," a dlBtanco of 1471 miles.
Tho following, however, Is tho route
recommended: "l'eoplo'H Lino of
Steamboats from Now York to Albany;
thuu Now York Central to Buffalo; then
North Shore Line of Steamers on Lake
Hrio to Detroit; then Michigan Central
tu Chicago; then Chicago, Alton and St.
Loula railroad to St. Louis; then steam-
lout up tho .Missouri river," a distunco
of 2115 miles."
"Passengers taking this mute," con
tinues tho author, "can leave Now York
by the evening boat, reaching Albuny
tho next morning, uud Buffalo the night
of tho second day, Chicago the third
night, uiul St. Louts the fourth day.
SteumlioutB uro always iu roHdiness ut
St. Louis for tho Missouri river, and
travellers, with their baggage, can bo
transferred from tho curs to the boats.
Tho usual time from St. Louis to
Omaha, in a good stage of water, is
about live days, thus making tho time
from New York to Omaha, viu St.
Louis, about nine or ten days."
It is interesting to noto that till this
ride could be obtained for only u little
more than a three day trip costs now.
"THE COURIER" VOTING CONTEST
POPULAR BICYCLE RIDER.
.1 .VOTE FOR
Tho fare from Now York to Omaha via
St. Louis, wiih $14.00. The regular rate
now is about ttlll.OO,
Tho rldo up tho Missouil wiih in
"hoatH uh tine and comfortable us any in
Mr. Wool worth describes tu an inter
estlng manner the organisation of the
territory,.und tho tipiKilutment by Presi
dent Pierce, of Francis Bent, of South
Carolina, governor, and Thomas B. Cum
ing, of Iowa, secretary of state, in 1851.
Governor Hunt was harassed by, boom
ers, and he died in three weeks after
reaching Nebraska. Cuming, tho sec
retary of state, became tho acting
governor. "Uhu him devolved the duty
and diniculty of organizing the now
territory. He might, indued, have de
clined to assume thorcBMuslhillty of his
position, under the plea of waiting for
Instructions from Washington, or the
equally fulacious excuse that ho was not
uppoiuted to iiuy such rcs-ionfilhllity
that oven respect for u superior otllco
should lead him to decline its moat
arduous duties. Hut hero were already
thousands of American citizens, without
government, without laws, on tho wide,
wild pruirics, without even tho mcrvl
restraints of society; und hero wiih u
land, new now, but soon to bo u pros
perous community, or a theatre of un
restrained lawlessness; und its destiny
resting on the now governor's uction.
Cuming recognized his duty."
Immigration was then iMuring into
tho state. "Every point along tho Mis
souri ut which the wildest imagination
could see any advantages for a town
was taken up. Tho governor, under the
organic act, appoints and directs ut
what place tho llrst legislature should
hold its tirst session. Each towiiBlto
Bought, by every possible means, to
secure to Itself the advantage of this
provision. Every approach to tho officer
charged with this power wus tilled up.
Ho wus plied, pressed, begged, assailed
und threatened. Those very vexations
which hud destroyed ono governor's life
wore multiplied tenfold with the acting
Omaha City secured tho prize.
"When tho legislature convened,
multitudes of men, disappointed in their,
hope of securing tho first session ut their
own town site, angry uud equal to uny
net of desporuto revenge, tilled thostroots
und houses of Omaha City. They
arrayed themselves in tho red blankets
of tho, savages,, armed themselves with
revolvers und knives, uud loudly
prcluimed thler design of breaking up
tho assembly At tho hour for for tho
convening of the houses tho halls were
tilled with these excited and desperate
Nebraska wus swift in those days.
"Heforo thoy were aware of it
Uy special arrangement with the Mulr-Cowiu Compnny of this city,
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To every New Subscriber who pays 50 Gents In advance for three
month's subscription, wc will nlve as a premium n beautiful after
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IUUI O Mtrvoe,
resolutions assembling tho two
houses in a joint session were passed;
and tho moment they had met, the
governor entered, and without ptologue
delivered to each member elected the
certificate of his election, delivered his
message, declared tho assembly
organized, directed each house to with
draw to complete its organization, and
vanquished, in half an hour ouny design
either uton himself or the legislatuie"
Siijb tho author: "What this teiritory
now is, she owes to the executive energy
which, iu her very llrst attempt at
government sustained and protected tho
law against lawless violence."
Ami continuing, Mr. Wooluoith said
In 1857 what Is equally tiuu toduj : "The
wldo courast which Nebraska presents
to her twin-sister Kansas, is due to this
and no other cause. None
of tho tuibiilence of tho fiontier, nono
of the outrages of heated strife have
disgraced her; no anarchy, no public
demoralization has atllicted her; and to
day she offers to the emigrant u homo
guarded by law und tho promise of largo
rewards to Ida honest labor.'' In this
rc8ect Nebraska has not changed.
There were eight banks tn the terri
tory in 1857, tho Western Exchange,
Fire and Marino Insurance company,
und the Bank of Nebraska, lioth at
Omaha; the Hank of Florence, ut Flor
enco; tho Fontonslle Hank, of Helluvuu;
tho Plutto Valley bank, at Nebraska
City; tho Nemaha Valley bank, at
Hrownvillo; tho Hank of Do Soto, at
Do Soto, and tho Hunk of Tikania, at
In 1857 "the heat was great In summer,
but constantly relieved by cool winds
from the prahies."
Nowadays the cool winds from the
prairies that como iu summer are not
In 1857 "thu population of Omaha City
wiih made up of intelligent and enter
Omaha Bociety, "as regards intelligence
uud culture, genteel, und even fashion
able life, rivals tho best town of twice
her populution which can be named iu
Now York or Now England."
"As an evidence of this," Mr. Wool
worth refers to a "course of ton lectures,
delivered under tho auspices of its
library association, by citizens of tho
place, which, lioth in the character of
tho lectures delivered, and of the audi
deuce assembled to listen to them, would
do tho highest credit to any eastern
Mr. Woolworth gives wing to his im
agination when ho comes to tho subject
of tho "salt interests." Ho says: "On
tho eastern tiordcr of Lancaster county,
on Suit crook, is u basin, formed by
bluffs, in which uro somo ten springs of
suit water. Tho creek runs through the
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basin, and tho spilngH oitr their waters
into tho creek. It Is said by parties
who have examined these waters to con
tain niuety-tUo pints salt." "If ex
pectations am realled," ho continues,
"the springs will be mincH of wealth to
A unique feature of tho book is the
business caids in the back. The
author, now ono of tho most dignified
and com fly attorneys in the west, would
bo shocked to see tho following sign
hung up on his olllco door:
JAMKH M. MOOI.WOKTII,
ATTORNEY AT LAW, COUNSELLOR
AiiiKli'iicrnl IIiihIih'h uiul Lund .Writ.
OMAHA OITV. - NMIUAHKA.
Possesses every facility for carrying
on tho business of a land and general
agent. Ho imisscnscb an accurate and
minute knowledge of every portion of
Town plats and abstracts of title will
bo kept in his olllco. Particular atten
tion given to disputed pre-emptions, und
promptness used in collections.
Hon. A.J. Parker, lute chief justico
supremo court, N. Y Albuny.
Hon. Ira Harris, late chief justico
supremo court, N. Y Albany.
Major John J. Peck, cashier of Bur
not bank, Syracuse, N. Y.
Messrs A. S. Barnes & Co. Now York.
Hon. William Jessup, Montrose,
David Paul Brown, Esq., Philadel
Hon. Feuuer Ferguson, chief justico,
Col. A. It. (illmnrc, leceiver, Omaha
Mcssih Green, Wearo and Benton,
Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Dr. Eiioh Lowe, Council Bluffs, Iowu.
Mr. Woolworth sajshe "jKisseBscd an
accurate and miiiutu knowledgoof every
Kirtion of the territory." This was
ruther a large-sized statement for so
conservative a man us Mr. Woolworth,
for Nebraska as shown by u map in tho
book, extended northwest from Iowa and
Kansas to the British possession and
tho territory of Washington.
There is no hotter medicine for family
uso than Ayer's Cathartic Pills. Their
sugur-couting makes them easy and
even agreeable to take, and us they con
tain no calomel or other injurious drug,
thoy are perfectly Bitfo for patients of
Every lady in Lincoln should visit tho
Abhuv Cloak Co. and see tho hand
some cloth and fur garments just ni
At Crancer's, '2V2 South 11th.
Suppose, in) iliirlini', Hint mt were I
Anil ti) )Mirl(lo jour HwootlionrtHiitc!;
Stiioo)iiu noticed li) uiul l
Tim illMnncu 'twixt jou cro too im'iit ;
Now tell mo, .lour, wlutt would )oii do?
I know anil mmIojouI
Ami them (tKiiinnforlnlil) iliictill)
SuiipoMu jou only niw nwnro
T lint Hint ilciir, ilnliit) llttlo wiilxt
Of livra liHiki-il vit) IoiwIj Hiitm;
l'ruj ti'll me, Kootli-wlint would jou iloT
1 know -uud xodo jou!
Tlit'ii, ImviiiK ilono wlmt I Just did
With not n frown to check or chill,
Huppoxe lier red llmeeiued tu litil
Delliinco tu jour lordly will:
Oil, tell me, sweet, what would )ou iloT
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Thx I.mllen Hlmiild
All try that "Good Luck" brand
of Japan Tea. New ciop of
their own Importation. .
Good Luok Gkoukuv.
High priced cloaks, elegant styles.
Ahiiiiy Cloak Co.
W. A. Collin X Co., grocers, 14:i South
ioo KMiirl, fioo.
The readers of this paper will be
pleased to learn that there is at least
one drcuded disease that science has
been able to euro in nil its stages and
that is catarrh. Hall's Catarrh Cure is
tho only positivo euro now known to the
medical fraternity. Catarrh being a
constitutional disease, requires a con
stitutional treatment. Hull's Catarrh
Curo is taken internully, acting directly
upon tho blood und mucous surfaces of
the system, thereby destroying the
foundation of tho disease, und giving
thu patient strength by building up the
constitution and assisting nature in
doing its work. Thu proprietors have
so much faith iu its curative powers,
that thoy offer 8109 for any case that it
fails to cure. Send for list of testi
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Special nttintiou to stnto trade, Knot nml
commercial traw leis. Farnain street electric
mm pnxs thu di or to nml from ull parts of thu
In Ihu Count) Court within nml for Lancaster
count j, Nebraska.
In tlui matter of tho estate of Dntlil Newman
To the creditors of said estate:
Vou are lierebj untitled that I will Nit ut thu
count) court room iu Lincoln, In said count),
on tliill ilii) of December, 1MU, and attain on
tho 'M iluy of March, IMd, to examine ull
claims iiKalnst said estate with a view to tliolr
adjustment mid allowance. Thu time limited
for thu presentation of claims awalnst said
estate Is six mouths, from said Shi il'iy of Hep
ti mber. IMCI, ami thu time limited for the pig
ment of debts Im iiiiii ) ear from said Mil ihi) of
heiitemlx'r, IMtl. Notice of this proceeding U
ordered published four consecutive weeks in
thuSutiirihi) MomiiiK Cornier, u weekly news
paper published In this count) prior to Notciii
her SI, IMCI.
HfcAl..l I. W. LANSINU,
20 0 STRUT.
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