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THUIWDAY MORNI-XG. NOV. 12. 1S7J.
By the President.
Reminded liy lhccliausliij seasons that It
la time to pause In our daily vocations and
offer llmnlcs to Almighty God for the" mer
cies and nlmrnlnncc of the year, which Is
drawing to a close; the ulesMnsf of a free
(lavcrnment continue to lie vouchsafed-; the
oarth has responded to the labor of the hus
bandman, the land has beortfreo from pes
tilence, internal order has been maintained,
and peace with other powers' lias prevailed.
It ts fitting that at stated periods wc should
cease from our accustomed pursuits nnd'the
turmoil of our dally lives and uulto In
thankfulness for the blessings of the past
and cultivation of kindly feelings town ids
each other, now. therefore recognizing these
considerations, I, U. S. Grant, President of
the UuIkI State, do recommend to all citi
zens to assemble In their respective places of
Tliursday the JJGtli tiny "of November
next, and express their thanks for thcinerey
and favor of Almighty God, andflayingavide
nil political contentions, and all secular oc
cupatlons. and to observe such as a day of
thanksgiving and praise.
In Witness Whereof, 1 have hereunto set my
hand and caused the seal of the
,. United States to be affixed at the
i"y City of Washington on the 27th
j snAi. day of October, 1871. and of the In-
y,' impendence of the United States
7 the nlncty-nintli.
Signed U. S. GRANT.
Bj tlio President:
Secretary of State.
State of Nebraska.
BY THE GOVERNOR.
In conformity with the proclamation of
tlie President of the United States; respect
for the custom of our forefathers, and In rev
erential acknowledgment of dependence
upon Divine Providence, I do hereby recom
Thursday, Novcmler22GUi, 187,
be observed as a day of prayer and supplica
tion. XJirJ. upon that day, the peoplo of this
State ab:4aln, as far as practicable, from their
usual avocations, and onserve the day In a
manner becoming our surroundings.
And I entreat of all those endowed with the
substantial gifts of prosperity, a kindly re
membrance of those in the abodes of want.
Lot the accustomed gatherings "be made joy
ous by the exercise of that cheerful bounty
which blesses the receiver and giver alike,
and which Is always an offering peculiarly
acceptable to Him who holds the lowly In
the solicitude of His infinite care."
In Testimony Whereof I have hereunto set
my hand and caused the Seal of
State to be affixed at Lincoln, this
2d day of November, in the year
of our Lord one thousand eight
hundred and seventy-four, and of
lfxiepcndonce tho ninety-clgnth,
and of the State the eighth.
ROB'T W. FURNAS.
Hy the Governor.
J. J. Gospkr, Sec. of State.
The candle and soap factory on Pop
lar street Cincinnati was burned on
the Cth. Loss $150,000.
A severe rain and snow storm is re
ported to have visited Salt Lake on
the Gth, extending to tho Paciflo
The fourth annual convention of
she Korth Amerleun Bee Keepers'
Association meets at Pittsburg, Pa.,
Tho Lowell Itcgistcr says: "That
was an unfortunate lapsus Fabri of
the Beatrice Express, when it termed
Gen. Thayer a 'common enemy,"
and will not advance the interests of
Its favorite candidate."
It te the opinion of Assistant Post
master General Barber thnt the Gov
ernment Is annually defrauded out of
Sl.000,000 by the use of washed post
age stamps or about five per cent, of
the total amount of stamps sold.
We have received the first number
of the Telegraph, a spicy, newsy, lit
tle paper published at Sidney, Chey
enne county, Nebraska, by Connell &
Conn. Hero's our Egf to tho Tele
graph, as the froutiorest paper we
The Slate Journal gives the follow
ing as the oflicial vote of Furnas
county: Crounse 192, Savago 32,
Ilawes 185, Garber 185, Tuxbury 32,
Tschuck 1S7, Eatherly 22, McBride
185, Jordan 31, Roberts 200, Montgom
ery 19, McKenzie 189, Huber 32, Por
ter 189, Walker 32, Dilworth 182,
Griggs 165, Moudy (Rep.) S9, Watts
134. For Convention 184.
What's the matter with our con
frere, the Tecumseh Chieftain ? It
came out last week in favor of Alger
non Sidney Paddock for U. S. Sena
tor. No you don't come it over Paw
nee or Pawnee's Representatives in
that style, Mr. Chieftain. Pawnee
Well, you 6oe, the way that was,
tho "Gov." passed through Tecumseh
last week. He came to Brownville,
too, and wo did the best we could for
him under the circumslaiiccs. But
probably he didn't do it to us as much
as to the Chieftain. What's tho use,
M.r. Hejniblican, of one's traveling
around to see editor's without n.ak
Ing arrangements that is if one Is a
candidate for tho U. S. S.
Gov. Furnas is averse to calling an
extra session of the legislature, for the
purpose of calling a constitutional
convention, 'Tis well. Pawnee Me
publican. If this is the decision of Gov. Furn
as In this matter, we endorse that de
cision, and commend the Governor
for this another evidence of his wis
dom In knowing the bst interests of
the people and seeing and doing their
wishes, as we verily believe. We
have lived and flourished, and pros
pered and grown under the present
constitution with all its defects for
the eight years lost past, and wo had!
better get along with It for a few
months longer than to have tho tax
payers of the State, in their present
embarrassed condition, put to the ex
pense of an extra session. Wo do not
understand that this constitutional
question can well be construed into
an extraordinary occasion or necessi
ty, where the Interests of any person
or persoua or section of tho State are
In jeopardy or materially suffering;
and, therefore, this being ihe.fact, the
Governor would have no -sufficient
reason on which to base a call for an
We see the following dispatch,
which recently appeared in the N. Y.
Herald, $?ing the rounds of the No
brnrfka papers :
"Sucii are the privations of citizens
of Nebraska and other portions of
western territory recently invaded by
the grasshoppers that the President
has determined toaesumethe respon
sibility of ordering the commissar'
general to furnish rations for the im
poverished inhabitants in thecountry
blighted by the summer curse. The
President is confident that this net,
though not authorized by law, will be
sufficiently defended on the ground of
the demands of humanity, and for
thi- reason he will assume the respon
sibility of issuing the necessary or
ders." Wo presume the President will do
tiiis Ihing if necessary. Such has
been the course of our great hearted
President, upon application. He had
rations isued to the Mississippi over
How sufferers, and to the grasshopper
sufferers of northwestern Minnesota,
and why should he not extend the
charities of the General Government
to the destitute of Nebraska and Kan
sas. He may not do so, however,
without proper application, or solicit
ation from a proper source. Presi
dent Grant ha? the unmeasured grat
itude of all humane and benevolent
people, for the kind care and protec
tion of the destitute everywhere un
der his Government.
A special dispatch from Salisbury,
N. C. says that Gen. Jas. G. Blount
has been convicted of conspiring to
defraud the United States govern
ment out of a large sum of money in
tended for the Cherokee Indians liv
ing in that State. This case is of five
yeais' standing, and Blount's connec
tion with it was in having a man
named Swetland, now dead, appoint
ed a speciai agent to disburse the In
dian trust fund, and in becomiug one
of his bondsmeu. When Swetland
defrauded the government out of a
large part of the money entrusted to
him, the government maintained
that there had been a conspiracy be
tween Blount and Swetland to effect
tho very purpose. Gen. Blount's
conviction ha9 just been secured, and
ho is now in jail at Salisbury await
It has been proven, satisfactorily to
us, that the Nebraska City Press when
printing Republican tickets for the
late election, did omit ihe name of J.
P. Lore, Republican candidate for
Senator from tho counties of Otoe,
Johnson and Pawnee. When the
Press was accused of the trick a week
or two ago. by the State Journal and
other papers, it became very indig
nant, and was apparently much hurt,
and called the Journal a "malicious
liar,'1 &c. But, notwithstanding all
that, the truth existed and has been
revealed, and proves conclusively that
the falsehood and malicious doings
were entirely with tho Press office.
From the evidence we have we select
tho following from the Chronicle :
Wyoming Precinct, Nov. 4.
I came to Nebraska City and took
the Republican tickets from the Press
oflice to our precinct. The name of
J. P. Loro was not printed on the
same. The enclosed is one of the
tickets a3 I received It from that of
We mako special notice of the
Press's treachery and falsehood be
cause we heretofore joined in making
the charge, and than, upon the most
positive denial of the Press, retracted
what we had said, thinking probably
we were mistaken and not wlshiug to
be unjust to nny one.
The San Francisco Chronicle relates
how Ah-Sin, a Chinese woman, de
stroyed Pat-Choy, another Chinese
woman. Mrs. Ah-Sin becoming an
gry with Miss Pat-Choy, sent Chin
Luok to the drug store and procured
a syringe. She then dissolved some
opium in a teacup and forced it down
the throat of Pat-Choy with the syr
inge, from tho effects of which the
girl died within a few hours. Ah-Sin
had the corpse removed and told that
she had committed suicide. But Ah
Fook, a Chinamau, happened to beiti
an adjoining room to that in which
the murder took place, and knowing
all about it, reported the case to the
officers, and Ah-Sin and Chin-Luck
have been arrested.
The Nebraska City Chronicle tells a
rather curious story about J. B. Wes
ton, State Auditor. It is to the effect
that Weston recently went to Ne
braska city to have a job of printing
done and it was contracted to the
Press office for $137.50. Ho then
went to tho Chronicle office and to
keep it in a good humor offered to
iue that Institution $137.50 out of his
own pocket. Tho latter paper con
strues this conduct of Weston's into
an offer to bribe it to support him for
the U. S. Senate. The Chronicle is
very indignant over tho matter, as it
ought to be, if we understand the
matter properl3', and hits Mr. Weston
a death blow, as regards his future
Jack Phillips, alias Dick Nolen,
the negro who outraged a white wo
man at Osceola, Arkansas, while ho
was being conducted to the jail, no
ticing a large crowd following him,
was seized with a dreadful fear of be
ing 13'iiched, and broke and run,
when the crowd completely riddled
his black skin with bullets.
In Parmelee's livery stable, recent
1' destroyed by fire at Peoria, 111.,
there were about one hundred head of
horses, many of them valuable blood
ed animals. O11I3' three or four hors
es of the entire Jot were saved, the
balance perishing in the flames.
Boss Tweed, the leader of Democ
racy in New York City, before ho
went to the penitentiary, ought to be
happy over the prospect of an early
pardon, as the incomiug Governor of
New York is a Democrat.
Chinese Consuls, Lakato and Lom
ifn, arrived at iSan Francisco 011 the
A drove of 1C0 turkeys was driven
into Fremont the other day.
A Catholic church Worth $3,000 is
contracted to be built at West Point.
The commissioners of Lancaster
county have Increased tho liquor li
cense from $25 to $300.
Nebraska now numbers over 600
granges, 200 of which are located hi
the wehtern part of the State.
"Egyptian corn" the original taken
from tho wrappiugs of mummies Is
being grown hi Colfax county.
Charles Bull, TOj'ears of age, resid
ing a few miles west of Omaha, com
mitted cuicide one day last week.
The Nebraska City New3 says that
Nebraska City is grinding 15,000 hush
els of wheat per month iuto "high
The Board of Trade of Chicago is
busily engaged in raisiug funds for
the grasshopper stricken regions of
A man named Mose Tarrence was
burned so badly at the fire at Papil
Iion last week, that doubts are enter
tained or his recovery.
M.V. Wilson of Blair, Neb. adver
tises in the Times for Elizabeth Crea
sap, a girl 16 years old, who "strayed
from homo" Oct. 23d.
Mr. Miller, of Fairviow, Sarpy coun
ty, planted a lot of peach stones three
years ago, and this year, had plenty
of peaches for himself and friends.
The Plattsmouth Sportsman's Club
has challenged the Omaha club for a
shooting match, the proceeds of which
to be given to the grasshopper suf
fers. A man named Brennan has been
convicted In the district court of
Douglas county of using deadly weap
ons on the 6th of July. Two years in
The U. P. railroad
Rock Springs coal to
Homesteaders at $2.50
per ton ; just
what it cost the company at tho mines
A little boy in Cuming county tend
ing to a herd of cattle, tied oue end of
the rope around his body, and the
other to his horse. He was thrown
off and kicked to death.
A young Norwegian named Wald,
living at Omaha, while- out hunting
on th 5th Inst., shot himself accident
ally, and died next day, leaving a
wife and two children.
Edward Creighton, au old and re
spected citizen of Omaha, and the
most wealthy man in the State, died
at Omaha on the 5th hist, in the 54th
year of his age. His death was caus
ed by a paralytio stroke.
Tho Sheriff of Otoe county last
week returned from Oregon with the
murderer, Mc Waters, in his charge.
He went to Oregon with a requisition
from this State especially for Mc
Waters, who, with an accomplice nam
ed Cook, killed a man, in Nebraska
City last spring, and escaped.
The Beatrice Express says a Mrs.
Waldo, formerly of West Point Neb.,
lias fallen heir to some $500,000 of
English in on ej'. The Express also
says that a gentleman of Beatrice re
cently shipped a car load of potatoes
from Iowa to that city and easily dis
posed of them at $1.00 per bushel.
Win Doyle, of Red Willow county,
will winter 500 head of cattle in that
county without hay or grain. They
would do much better however, if
they had ha3' and grain. They would
bo less liable to starve and freeze to
death. There is a good deal of "bosh"
about wintering "caftlo in Nebraska
"without hay or grain." It may be
done however in some localities in a
kind of a way if the winter happens
to be very mild.
THE WEBBER PARDON.
from the Illinois
States Attorne' wo copy from the
Nebraska Farmer, Lincoln, which is
saia tc be a sample letter 01 a ver3T
large number on file in the Govern
or's office. The newspapers com
menting unfavorabl3 are exhibiting
an unpardonable degree of ignorance
In relation to this matter. Some do
not even know the name of tho man
pardoned, or the crime of which he
was charged :
JOMET, iLh., Oct. 2d, 1374.
Hon. R. W. Furnas, Governor of the State
My Dear Sik : I take the liberty
to address you in behalf of Joseph
weotier, now conujieu in the Peni
tenliaiy of your State. From what I
learned from the parties who were
tho most interested in bringing about
his conviction, I am fully satisfied
that their sole and only object was to
compel him (Webber) to pay them
certain sums of monev' which thev
claimed he owed them or had defraud
ed them out of. They used the ma
chhiery of our courts here in order to
obtain money from him and had him
arrested and lodged In jail, using all
their powers to get 11101103' out of him,
giving him to understand that they
would not molest him if he would
give them the amount of money the3'
demanded. Mr. Webber was former
ly in business in this place and from
what I have learned concerning his
transactions here, he was always hon
est and upright in hie dealings.
It seems to mo, therefore, that no
person oould appeal more strongly to
your clemenc3' than can Mr. Webber.
I have never recommended the Gov
ernor of our Stale to pardon aii3' one
whom I have been instrumental in
sending to our State Prison, because
I do not consider it m3' d ti ty to do so
as a rule, but if a case like this one
should be brought to my attention, I
should not have a hesitanc3T in asking
for his pardon.
If 3'ou could consistenth use 3'our
executive clemency in Mr. Webber's
behalf, I am confident you will con
fer a favor on his friends here and
that the ends of justice will not be
Very respectfully vours.
Signed E. C. Hagar.
The ladles and others of Ft. Scott,
at a festival recently, voted Gov. Os
borne a cane, as the most popular
man for Governor.
On the 1st Inst., a Swede named
Hay, residing in Memphis, was way
laid, while in the woods hunting, by
a lot of negroes and murdered.
TyrLissa,s.ggvw""rr ' " '"
. - i i ii II f i i HT-iir r or - rrAit.T- " ...
"What's the news by telegraph.'
Don': aslc me If yon please I
I never Iciicvr that lightning
Had a tendency to freeze 1" i
The Legislature of Alabama will
stand 60 Democrats and 40 Repbll
cans. New York went. Deinocratb by
about 45,000. The State Legislature
will be largely Democratic.
IPI.a unit, lmrlulnfnrn nf Tllillftia Is
Republican by a small majorit3'.
Pennsylvania has gone Democratic.
The State legislature and Senate are
both Democratic, which insures a
Bourbon U. S. Senator in place of
Missouri has gone Democratic b3T
40,000 or 50,000. Full delegation to
Congress. Lpgislatuie largely Detn
ocratlc. A Bourbon will go t the
Senate to fake the place of Schtrz.
Col. P. A. Thompson, of Atchison
county was defeated for Congess by
Rea b3 a majority of 1,525
Tennesseeof course went Democrat
ic, tue3' electing 9 members to Con
gress out of eleven. Andy Jthnson
will go to the U. S. Senate.
The Republicans carried SoutbCar
The city of Philadelphia gave a Re
publican majorit3T of 12,716.
Democracy has swept the board hi
The en tire Congressional delegation
from Maryland will be Democratic.
The Wisconsin Congressional dele
gation will stand as formerly, 6 Re
publicans to 2 Democrats. Legisla
ture also Republican.
Gen. Banks rati for Congress on the
Independent ticket in fifth Massachu
setts distriot and was elected by 600 ma
jorit3T. Ben Butler was defeated b3'
Thompson in the 6th. Tho State
went Democratic, for tho first time,
electing Gaston Governor. The Leg
islature, both the Houses large Re
publican. Incomplete returns from Nevada,
ar9 to the effect that Adams, Demo
crat, is elocted Lieut. Gov. Wash
burn, Republican, is elected to Con
gress. The Republican majority on
joint ballot in the Legislature is from
15 to 20. The Republicans claim the
entire State ticket, with the exception
of Bradley and Adams.
In Illinois the Republicans elect
Ridgeway State Treasurer, and the
Democrats elect Etter Superintendent
of Public instruction. This composed
the whole of tho State ticket. The
legislature is doubtful. The Demo
cratic gaius, large.
THE POIiTY-FOBRTH CONGRESS.
We think the following from the
St Louis Republican is very nearly
The house of Representatives of the
Forty-fourth congress will be Deino:
cratic ; thatis settled beyond question.
How large the Democratic majority
will be, we can alread3 approxiuiate
I3' estiniute. There are four States,
California, Connecticut, Mississippi
and New Hampshire, that do not hold
their congressional elections till next
spring. These States have together
17 members. Omitting them from
the estimate of the next house, the
subjoined table will show the actual
relation of parties in the present house
and the estimated relation of parties
in the next :
New Hampshire ... 2
New Jersey c
New York 21
North Carolina :
Oh io 13
Pennsylvania - 22
Rhode Island 2
South Carolina 5
West Virginia 2
Wisconsin 0 2 6 2
37 States 201 01 1C0 162
It will be seen from this that the
Republican majority of 110 in the
present house is changed into a Dem
ocrats majority of 56 in the next,
with four States 3'et to elect, which
will probably not choose delegations
materially different from thoie they
have in the present congress. It is
safe to sa3 that there will be a Demo
cratic or Opposition majority of at
least 5o in the new house
A man was indicted on two bills at
the present term of district court, for
stealing a mare and also for stealing a
gelding. The first crime was for
stealing the animal in one of the
western counties and bringing it into
this, on which he was held to bail in
the sum of $S00, wo believe. W. F.
Chapin, taking quite a liking to the
fellow, helped him to his security by
getting G Watson on hisreconizance
and then getting his father to furn
ish him employment besides. In a
few days afterwards, on getting up
one morning, Mr. Chapin found his
man gone, and also one of his best
horses, since which time he has not
heard anything of his man or seen
his horse. He was not only a horse
thief, but a betrayer of tho confidence
of the only men who would befriend
him in a strange land. Such a man
deserves no friends. His name was
Joseph Porrott. State Journal.
Some of the sufferers on our West
ern border are very unreasonable In
their demands. One man, for in
stance, writes to the Governor as to
his wants, and enumerates, among
other things, tea and sugar, and
"good tea," which reminds us of the
fellow who wrote Pat O. Hewes dur-1
ing the late canvass that h had al
ways been an active Republican and
friend of his, and usually node his
work tell at the polls, but this year he
was poor and could not work without
a consideration. In conclusion he
suggested that if Pat would ?end him
a new pair of pants he would throw
the weight of his Influence for him,
winding up by saying, " want a
good pair." Blade.
Jos. Rosenthal, In New STork, re
cently while drunk, murfered his
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R'OTES. ' GE5ERAI ICEWS.
OHIO FOREST FIRES.
On the 2nd hist, the fires in the
pine woods in the southern part of
Fairfield county sent such a dense
smoke into Lancaster that the gas
had to be lighted. The forest fires
between Bainbridge and Bannervillo
Ross county, so destro3'ed the crops,
fences, live stock and houses as to
leave man3' farmers destitute. Meas
ures are being takeu for their relief.
At St. Paul, Minn., recently Joseph
Lyck and wife, while on the street at
night, were attaoked by Geo. Lanch
tenschater, Geo. Rapps and wife and
Mrs. Lyck was killed, chopped to
pieces with a hatchet. Her husband
was badly hurt but may survive. All
three were arrested for murder.
A TOWN BURNED.
St. Joe, a email oil town in Butler
county, Pa., was destroyed by fire on
the 2nd Inst. Twenty-five dwellings,
two drug stores and several livery
stables were consumed. The fire or
iginated in a defective flue. No esti
mate of the loss can be formed at
HANGED FOK MURDER.
Joseph P. Hamilton, aged 21. was
hanged a few do3's ago at Bethany,
Harrison county, Mo., for murdering
E. Halleck, of Mercer count', about
three 3'ears ago.
On the evening of the 4th insL, at
Morrison, Whiteside county, Illinois,
the monster water tank of that city,
used for holding a reserve of 90,000
gallons of water for firo purposes
burst, and was utterty destroyed. The
water escaped with such force as to
demolish fences and trees in its vicin
ity, and damaging residence property
to the amount of $1,000. The loss to
the city is $4,000. The couplings that
held the hoops together were tnado of
cast iron, and the couplings to each
hoop yielded to the immense pres
sure and were broken. There were
thirteen desperate characters confined
in jail, all foreigners, and it is sup
posed by some that the friends of
these jail birds blew up the tank to
destroy the water supply of tho citj'
and then fire the town, and in the ex
citement free the prisoners.
Recently at Nett Holland, Ohio,
the house of Allen Mouer was de
stro3'ed b3' fire and $30,000 in a desk
was destro3ed with it. AI60 on the
5th inst. at Newport, Ky., the saw
mill and lumber of Liver3' & Co.,
was destro3'ed by fire. Loss $60,000.
ABDUCTION OF CHILDREN.
At Cincinnati, Ohio, recently, three
children named Martin were kidna
ped. The abductois were two men
and three women, and they were trac
ed to Illinois, but have uot been heard
from since'. Tho children wero aged
ten, thirteen and fifteen years.
On the night of the 5th inst., in
Buoyrus, Ohio, four barns and butch
er shops were burned by an iucendi-
aiy. Tne next night two more barns
were burned in the same manner.
The citizens at a meetin' resolved to
mako all vagrants coming into tho
city work for their bread, and that
bo3's shall not be allowed on tho
streets ufter night, and also that all
peisons attending fires will be com
pelled to work to subdue the flumes.
At Philadelphia on the 6th inst.,
Rev. John Gendermann, of St. Bon
iface German Catholic Church, on
Handock and Diamond streets, ab
sconded with the funds of the parish
oners. The estimated amount ls$40,
000. It is supposed he eloped with a
young lady organist of the church
who is missing.
THE WHITE LEAGUE THANKS GOD.
The New Orleans White League
Committee of Seventy recenty had a
meeting and adopted the following
Pesolvcd, That this Committee in
vite the people of Louisiana to meet
at their respective places of worship
on Thursday, the 19th day of Novem
ber, to teturii thanks to Almighty
God for their deliverance from politi
Dr. R. Peery, one of the moat high
ly respected citizens of our county,
who resided in Spring Creek precinct,
died yesterday the 4th inst. He was
burled to-duy at 10 o'clock p. m. The
members of Tecumseh Lodge A. F.
& A. M. were in attendance at the
funeral and performed the last ami
rites that they can accord a brother.
The funeral was largely attended. Dr.
Peery was held in high esteem by his
neighbors ond indeed by all who
know him. Tecumseh Herald.
Many of our readers will remember
Dr. P.eery as an old settler, and up to
within a few years, a citizen of this
county. He was the father-in-law of
Dr. J. F. Neal, of Peru.
It now looks as if the Democratic
tidal wave had knocked Nebraska's
contingent Congressman higher than
Beecher's "Life of Christ." Pee.
Not so. Pat's chauces of admis
sion are brighter. The present Con
gress has another sitting, and it will
be singular, in the face of present cir
cumstances, if hols not put through
at once, and a place sure to be filled
by a sound Republican, onened hofn
the next Congress has a chance to put
In its oar. State Journal.
The following orders were issued on
the day of tho election to the U. S.
troops in New Orleaus:
The troops in this olty are to pre
serve order and peace, and prevent
conflict between armed bodies of men
and for uo other purpose. '
They will continue to abstain from
political discussions, and any inter
ference with the election.
All officers and men are requested
to remain in their quarters during the
day of election unless called out to
prevent conflict between armed bod
ies or by orders from superior milita
Manhattan, a trotting stallion val
ued at $20,000, was fatally injured at
Newburg, 111., a few days ago by run
Paper Floor Carpet, 25 cents a yard,
THE LAW OF SLANDER.
Charge to tlic
There are so many people who do
not seem to understand what slander
is, and its consequences that we give
below the charge of Judge Lake to
the Jury in the case of Kohier vs.
Krull, tried at the present term. It
is coneededed by the bar that this
charge contains what is the law of
slander. Here is the substauco of the
The petition charges that the defen
dant said : "Everybody knows what
you are. You are a murderer; if it
had not been for my wife you would
have been in the penitentiary." The
gist of this allegation is found in tho
word "3'ou are a murderer." If you
find the3' were spoken of the- plaint-
ifp )it tUa ilnfuiwlnnr. wit.hnnt iustirl-
, ., , . ,ir.,,ir.f
cation on the part of the deieiident.
tne piainilli will ub ouimeu w t c
diet in his favor. The defendant fails
to deny the speaking of the words
and therefore for the purpose of this
action they are taken as true. It is
true that the defendent, in his an
swer, says that he made use of tho
words "I believe 3ou aro a murderer,
and that you murdered your wife."
But this admission of the speaking
of words somewhat different from the
ones charged is not to be taken as a
denial of those charged. It only
shows that the defendant spoke words
in additiou to those charged.
But the defendant has alleged a fact
in his answer, which. If you shall
find to be true, constitutes a complete
defenso to the action. It i3 in these
words, "That the said plaintiff did,
in the month of August, 1S70, in the
county of Lancaster, and State of Ne
braska, commit the crime of murder
by feloniously taking the life of Hen
rietta Kohier, wife of the plaintiff.
This allegation is in justification for
the speaking of the words charged in
the netition. and if vou are satisfied
the defendant has made good the
charge that the plaintiff feloniously
took tho life of his wife, then you
should return a verdict infavor of the
defendant. Our law permits the
truth to bespoken.
On the question whether Kohier
killed his wife, the burden of pfoof is
on the defendant, and he must satisfy
3ou by a preponderance of evidence
that the chorge i3 true. If 3ou are
satisfied that tho defendant hos not
made good his charge, then the plain
tiff will be entitled to a verdict for
such damiges as 3'ou shall believe to
be suitable under all the circumstan
ces. On the question of damages, no ev
idence is allowed to bo given to the
jury of what damages the plaintiff
has sustained. The facts and circum
stances are permitted to go to the jur3'
for the purpose of enablinn3ou to de
termine what would be suitable coni
pensation to the plaintiff. You will
take particular noto in estimating
damages (should 3'ou find for plaintiff)
of the circumstances under which the
slanderous words were spoken. Had
the conduct or words of the plaintiff
at the time of speaking the words a
tendeucy to excite the defendant, and
to greatly exasperate him. and lead
him to retaliate on the plaintiff in
the heat of tho excitement thus pro
duced. If so, they go in mitigation,
but not in complete defense.
Again, you will inquire whether it
was generallj' circulated and reported
in tho neighborhood of where the
parties lived that the plaintiff did
kill his wife, and whether it was gen
erallj' believed, and also whether the
defendant really believed that what
he charged against the plaintiff was
true: not as a complete defense, but
in reduction of damages.
And to the same point is the testi
mony of the defendant's witnesses
ns to the conduct and declarations of
the ntaintiff hhnsfdf. respecting the
death of his wife. If yon find from
the testimony that the plaintiff's ac
tions hi the presence of th defendant
were rpaonably calculated to lead the
defendant to believe that he murder
ed hU wife and the defendant did so
believe, though yon shall not find in
fact he did take her life, they nrn
proppr to bo considered in mitigation
XCRDEREK ARRESTED IX
The Perpetrator of Bloody Crimes in
Oregon anil TfcltrnsJcn Reward Offer
ed by Both. States for Ills Capture.
A desporado named William Mo
Waters was arrested at Sacramento
last week by Chief Marcher and
special oflicer C. P. O'Neil. McWa
ters was a fugitive from justice, ho
having, with a man nammed John
Crook, 6hot, without provocation,
three men in a saloon in Nebraska
City, Neb., some months ago. Two
of the victims, an American and a
German, diet!. The friends of the
latter wero about to hang the murder
ers, but the sheriff" got them into jail
and saved them. The prisoners es
cuped, however, before their trial,
with the assistance of oujside par
ties. McWaters, it appears, went to Spar
ta, Oregon, and shortly afterward he
there had a difficulty with one Geo.
Weed, whom he shot and killed.
The double murderer effected his es
cape, and Tuesday last ho was recog
nized by a man named Tibbits, who
was witeness of the murder in Ore
gon. When the arrest was made,
through information furnished by Tib
bets, McWaters assumed a bold air
and tried to convince the officers of
mistake, but they soon convinced him
that he was the right man in the right
There is a JN ebraska a reward of o00
for his arrest and detention, and for
return to Oregon their is an addition
al $1,000 offered by that State. San
The Denison (Texas) News relates
this little story :
"A girl twenty i'ears of age, arrived
In this city the morning of the 11th,
in obedience to a call from her lover,
John Arnold, living in the Cherokee
Nation, to meet him there on the 10th,
to be married. When she arrived in
Denison, she learned that Arnold had
that niornlug married another girl in
the Nation. She wept a little: but
nothing daunted, she went to where
John was. at his father-in-law's house,
and called for him. John came out,
and expressed great sorrow for what
he had done; said he expected heron
tho 10th, and she didn't come, and
then he thought she had gone back
on him ; hut he loved her, nnd
thought he'd give his bride the go-by.
He consulted with his bride ; she
demurred a little, but finally consent
ed for him to go. The preacher said
he would undo the marrlase, aad they
might consider it null nnd void. The
father-in-law gave John one minute
to leave the Nation in. and John nnd
his Dulcinea left. The question Is,
what will come of it if Arnold mar
ries the- girl in Texas ?"
A conflagration at Batesvllle, Ind.,
on the 6th destroyed nearly the whole
On the 7th inst., at Sparta, 111.,
Chas. Schmidt, asaloonist, was shot
fatally by Geo. Rube, a colored man.
1, j,t V"JgjBg3nBBIj' .1 I ' JHU frA W.-'-g-..-.- jij ,,'vicjjc! ''L'jiu -jh 1
Gen. Sheridan recently telegraph
ed to Gov. Coke, of Texas, as follows
as to the disposition to be made of the
big Indian Santauta :
"Ft. Sill, Oct. 14. San tan ta releas
ed from the State penitentiary of Tex
as, on certain conditions, i3 now in
in' possession as n prisoner of war,
having violated the parole under
which he was released. Will 3'ou re
ceive him again if delivered at the
State penitential in Texas? Signed
P. H. Sheridan, lieutenant-general
commanding." To this Gov. Coke
has answered affirmatively. His sen
tence is for life.
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"VT OTICE is hereby given" that the Board of
LN County Commissioners will meet on
Tuesday, November the 16th, 1874, at the
otllce of the County Clery, In Brownville,
Nemaha County, Nebraska, for the purpose
of submitting a proposition to rote Bonds to
the amount of S132.000 to aid In the extension
of the Midland Pacific K. R. through the
WILSON E. MAJORS.
Co. Clk. Nemaha Co.
November 10th, A. D. 1871. 20wl
SMALL'S OLD STAND,
BEST WINES & LIQUORS
KEPT ON HAND.
SEALED PROPOSALS will be received
until the 14th instant by the undersigned
to be delivered at the School House In
Brownville by the loth of February next.
Tho bids to specify tho kind of wood and
the price per cord.
Per order of the District Board of Brown
-f 4 ' O. B. HEWETT. Director.
Nov. 2d, 1S74 17 w2
G. S. DUKET,
CLOCKS, WATCnES, JEWELRY,
Reimlred.andJewelry Manufactured to order.
ALL WORK WARRANTED
Forsake by g. S. DUNN
Clocks, Watches, Jewelry
No. 59 Main Str-t, Bro-Krnvillo.
Keeps constantly on hand a large and well
assorted stock of genuine articles In his line.
-ivepiuruifj 01 vjiockk, watches, nnd Jewelry
done on snort notice, at reasonable rates.
ALL work: WARRANTED.
THE "OLD RELIABLE"
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Olllcef nabl figreS RoOIn8 over rost
Um3 P. K. SYKK
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4d cents per pound.
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House. Stage Office for a': Dr.n,..
West. .North and South. Omr.!.
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connect with all trains. Sarap'fp,v
first floor. 1 j,:..;
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TWILL hold Public Exami.at: 2
last Saturday of each montL.fi"
In Brownvlllo. Those wish.ng oer C
will pieuse iai.c notice.
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