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Family I a a M. ti WN. FREXEY, Publisher and Proprietor.] VOLUME YIII. Business Cards. O-niSAT Medicine Store, TAKE tlit* method to Inform the people of thl* country and the rout of mankind, (Jeff. Davis only excepted) that I hare constantly uu baud aud for eeJe a-carefully (elected stuck of j* and Medicines^ 1 Paints, a-. Oils and Dye. Stuff#. A full as sortment of all tho Patent Medicine®now in use. Statinary, Toilet and Fancy Ar ticles, of all descriptions. Ladies' and Gents' Portmonies, Pocket Books and Pocket Cutlery. Together with a thous and other articles loo numerous to mention. A full stock of Candles and Confectionary, Of the'best quality. The ve*y t»e*t portions of Ckolc* I»l«|nor«, exprcisly for Medicinal use. I bavu bought a very choice lot of Natural Leaf and Fine Cut Chewing Tobacco different brands of Smoking, aud a ftuiwior of Imported and' Pomes lie CIGARS, /teslgned expreealy for the Retail Trad®. Please give me a call. Remember the place, foot of Pearl Street. OlIA«. K. HOWARD. Sioux City, Iowa, Sept. SO, 1865. rj\RE iATEST IMPROVEMENT. McDongall & Millard a Having combined the united eiU'Vc.v ^N f~and skill of live tir-it cl.i-.s «ik-\^L l^nit'ii, with the ambition and strenth •Sluf. two good borsee, in the inuuu- U N I U *eel warranted in announcing to the public that they are.now prepared to All orders for Furniture with ne*tit-ee aird dispatch. But trom present indications fi armv that with 11 th«ir force they Will not be able to meet the demand the coun try, they are no* preparing, in connection with their manufacturing establish intent, ia largo Furniture Ware Room, Which tn a fe# WWrt* will be lifted with every necessary article of Furniture that Coffin* and Caskets of different varieties, «F all IUM,conntantly on hand. MDOUGALt. k MILLARD. Sioux City, Iowa, May It, 188S—4w £IOVX CTTt BY— Sam'l. Erummann. mcuatouconstantlytrade. I keep on haud a large st«ck of Wemen'*, CfeUd reu's, B»j 'a and Meo'a madaBoots and Shoes of all sizes •and kinds. Also, Leather, Lasts. Tacks, Pegs, Ac., to supply the Custom Sioox City, Iowa, 8eptn10,1865. RICIIARO Work and Impairing done to order, and in the heat style.. Ail work warranU'd. •Sf Store on Pearl Street, one door south of or. Kant's Drujt Store. ft. KRUMMANN. City low*. Will contract for the erection of buildings, and ffewm his lotig e*|ierience in the businiMM fael* at»le |o ranker general satisfaction. PINE Ll MUBRl Osnsisting of Flooring. Doors. Sash, Blinds, Aft— for sale on commission Term* Canh. juultttt U II. P.sWLIiAftW. ADAM FALK, V BARBER AND HAIR ORESSER, Sioux City, Iowa. THKmost anbscrlbcr is now prepared to attend to everything counected with th« Tonsorial art In the fashionable style. The patronise of the gentlemen of Sious City as* vleluMy is res pectfully solicited. A. CALK. JOHN CURBLER, ATTORNEY AT LAW. sroux WILL CITY, IOWA. practice In the Corts of luwu, Dakta, and Nebraska. OOe* WB Douglas street, Pteux City. Iowa. an I-64 m. c. BVDSOfft-'"" w. X*. JOT. HUD80H JOY, 1 ATTORNEYS AT lAW 810UX CITY, IOWA. WILIt practice In th» Court* of lM!»,Mat« and NebrailM» IMRm mi ftMglai rtrMt, tiMJl City, lo««4 janl-rt. -C i -t GKOli!R ti.'1'sJttas Business Cards. VTKAIJE. JoIlN P. ALLI808. Banking & Agency OflGce WEAHE AL1IS05, Itsax Clfy. i-JlClitWi. Eastern Drafts* Uncurren* HlMf «aait t«tn boitsht and sold. Collections made and remitted at current rates of Exchange. Draft* for sale ia say country ia Europe In sums tosuit. Laml Warrants for sale. Real Estate bought a*id soM. .4. Personal attention given to the payment of Taxes in any county In town, Property insured again«t Jos* or damage by (Ire, niid joo^s shipped on steamboats can CHICAGO, ILlilKOIS. I^OR 1 I CUB be p»ia of wood Our motto is— To keep nothing for sale that we can not re commend. Make nothing but what we can warrant. Furniture delivered at the ferry boat land lll|, or in any part of the city, tree of charge. the purchase and sale of all kinds of Pro- dn*e mid Merchandise. Particular attention paid to the sale of Side* and I*ur». REFERENCES: Weare k Allison,..._...... Sioux City, Towa Tootle k Charles. .Si"'ix City, low* l. T. Bramble A Yankton. I. rims. A. Mieruiaii, Hanktr Itoonsboro, lnwa First National (tank Cedar Huoids, s Merchant!!' Sining Loan and Trust Co Chicago P. B. WKAKK A CO. Chicago, 111., May l,18f.S-ly« MRST ATIO\AL. GROCERY PROVISION TEA S. COFFEE, SPICES, l'EFJ'En, STA nctf, SA LEU A TUS, jvr TMEG, S OA r, 7 O IS A CCO CiGAHX, MATCH ES. Din EH FRUIT GREEN FRUIT, OYSTERS, SA DINES, UAI SINS, FIGS, NETS, ETC. And every articl* nsnally kept in a Grocery Store. The public arc invited to call and see me. I a-11 cheap fur caafe. I *111 pay the highest market price for nutter, 1 BOOT I SHOE STORE. Y!gprs, ARK H. POWLESSOS, Bxjxxznn» Oitcfcem, mu Iks insured at this office. We refer to the following parties with whom we l»:ive done business: National PHfk Rank, Kew York City Messrs. CIIHi les Cant Mo* A Co. Banker* Phil'tdelphU, I'emi Messrs. ("lark. Bros. Co., Bunkers, St. Louis, Mo. Messrs. Scripps, Preston Kenn. Bankers. Chicago, 111. First National Bank ,1'iitn jiic. Iowa. janl-06 1*. II. WLARE it CO., Commission rehants, 118 South Water St., Etc* Reuiember the place—A. Ilaas' old stand, corner I'tMl'l tuid iitu^ud htieet. a. n. MOBF. Itoax Clty,tm Nov. 18 IMi. Lumber! Lumber! SANBORN tFOLLET. prepared to furnish at the shortest notice Cottonwood Lumber of .ill desct ipt ions also a good assortment of Oak, Walnut and Maple. Bliingle Hi ... Oak and Cedar Fence Po tt Sawad or split, and seasoned FchM'Pickets. Vie mill is supplied »ilk the best and Lath Machines, Whfoh enables them to furnish a superior article ef these kinds cf lumber. Their mill is at the nioiitbof Perry Crewk, where tliey will be happy to see those in wan tut anything in their line. Prices reasonable. DANIEL DEKEEW, BUGGY, CARRIAGE AND WAGON MANUFACTORY, Water Street, between 3rd and *tfc, Adjoining B. Luce's Blacksmith Shop, SIOUX CITY, IOWA. -••t now prepare*! to flirnlsh the I public with authing in my line fji*" of business ou terius which will defy cent |«t i ion. I am rial direct fro|ti Cim innitti, It0LBE00K & BROTHER, mate which will enable me to sell cheuper than any establishment In the Northwest. All work warranted to r/lve entire sat isfaction. Jobbing of every description promptly attended to on reasonable terms. None except ctunt" wc.yJs j5' n The public patron age respectfully solicited. DANIKL DCNKBX. BloaxClty, June S4th, 1865—tf LAND AGENTS & SURVEYORS. Onawa, Monona Co., lewa, WILL .-arefutly attend To the selection lo cution of laud in the several bind distiicts in Western loWit arid Nebraska buy and sell Laud Warrants, or locate them on commission for non resident* tiiey nil! loan money at wixteni ratesof inteiest, buy and s«U real eatate, and pay tuxes.— Colled ton* MA4E «NI'.V promptly torwarded, jaal-M auLBK.'OK & BUU. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER mk k STORE. I would respectfully annonnce to the citizens of Sioux City, Dakota "and Nebraska, that I h'tv« opened a .tore on I'eail street, in the building fanuncly w«vM by A. lliMH,.fct th« aato of Now, there, I, Andrew Johnson, I'resi dent of ih® United States, do hereby re commend that Thursday, the'29th day of November next, be set apart to be abserv ed every where in llie several Spates and Territories of tbe United States by tbe people thereof as a day of thanksgiving and praise to Almighty God, with due remeuibtance that in His Temple doth «very man speak of liis praise. 1 recom mend, also, that on the same solemn oc casion, we do humbly and devoutly tin pivie iiiw .j ^isu iv uui Done at I he Ciijr of Washington, this 8th day of October, in the year of our Lord 1866, ai.d of the independence of tbe United States the ninety-first. (Signed) ANDREW JOHNSON. By tho President WILLIAM AN IKDEPEIDEST DEMOCRATIC JOURNAL, SIOUX CITY-, IOWA, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 18W. 3. ISG6. BY THK P'lEHlOKMT OP TUB t. STATUS OF AMlClUt A. A PROCLAMATION. 1 'V- Almighty God, our heavenly Father, has been pleased to vouchsafe to us, as a people, another year ot that national life which is an iadispentible condition of peace, security and progress That year, moreover, has been crowued with many peculiar blessings. Tbe civil war that was so recently among us has not been anywhere reopened, foreign intervention has ceased to excite alarm or apprehen sion, intrusive pe*tilf nc^ias been taning ly oitinted, domestic tranquility has im proved, sentiments of conciliation have largely prevailed, and the atfectiona ot loyalty and patriotism have been wisely renewed, Our fields have yielded quite abundantly, our mining industry has been richly rewarded, and we have been allow ed to extend our railroad system into ihe interior recesaeH of the country, while our commerce has resumed its oustomary aeti vity in foreign seas. These great national blessings demand a oatioual acknowled gment. LVBItonal coun cils and to our whole peepte itimi divine wisdom wbich alone can lead any nation into tbo ways of all good. In ofTering these national thanksgivings, praises and •.applications we have the divine assurance "that tho Lord remaineth a King forever those that are meek shall be guided in judgment, and such as are gentle shall He learn hit way the Lord shall give strength to Llie p»ople, and the Lord shall ffive to His people the blessing* of peace. [L. S.] In witness whereof I have here hereunto set mj hand, and caused the seal of the Uui ted States to be affixed. SEWARD, If. Secretary of State. RFSCIAL OIP TIIR BOARD OF SlPEItVISOHS. A request in writing, signed by a maj ority of the Board of Supervisors of Woodbury County, lnwa, having been addressed to me tbe undersigned Clerk, reqi.iring me to call a special meeting of the Board ol Supervisors of naid County, Notice is hereby given that on the 5th day of November, A. D. 18G6, there will be held at Sioux City, Woo-ibury county, Iowa, a special meeting ot the Bard of Supervisors oi said coanty for the purpose of culling a special election in said coun ty, at ahich election tlie questions of vot ing a special tax sufficient to purchase the right of way for the Sioux City Branch of tbe Union and Pacific Hail Road through said County, and of the donation of the Swamp Lands of said county to said Hiiilroad, will bo submitted to a vote of the •-lociors ot said county In witneKS whereof, I have hereunto set my hand aud Sen I of oflice, at my olliee in S oux City, this 25th d*y of October. A. 1. I8t6 A receiving 44 F. LAMHKRT, Cleric. food brother ie a New Jersey ohiiroh bad a call lo prench Being uniiMe to read, lie employed a frierd to read the Scriplure lesaons On one occasion iho chapter selected was Gen. Slii, which contains these words: These eight did Mifeah bear to Nitfior, pybrHhain's brat her.'' The pronotier discoursed from the text follows BreiLren and SSslern, iet us consider Our Messin'n Mornin" and evenin' our wives and dorters milk the cows find our wants are supplied. In the days ol' good old Abraham, IIH A Tragedy in tlu ^ky. I am an old mac now, hat there Is one incident which occurred during the course of my early life that I shall never forget. I was only about twenty years of ago ^when it happened, aud the feerful peril of that one occurrence caused many of my (then) black hairs to assume the gray of A w«H knopa aerooant residing, at named DeLacy, was among tb^ first of those scientific men with whom I became acquainted after my arrival in that city. He owned a large, elegant man sion in Uuo and being a great man among the inhabitants, his rooms were almost constantly filled with scientific explorers, interested citizens, and eminent scholars of all grades. Aa he wan not a married man, he threw open his door to all, and patiently unKwered and explain ed the numerous i nquiriea that were "pro pounded to him.'' By degrees I became his bosom friend —his affable manners, generous disposi tion, and ready intellect gradually drew me into his constant society. lie evinced a great liking for me, and at certain hours of ihe evening he would impetatively clote s doors to all tisitorc, and leading me to his private library, bring forth wine and cigars, and thus spend hours in cheer* ful, volatile conversation. It was by these me ans I remained much longer in than I at tirst intended, but as my business did uot prevent the passing a few days leisure at each pluce visited, 1 was in no great hurry to resume mvjeurney to I'uris. Thus three weeks slipped by before I was hardly awrre of it, and tinuily oue pleasant, clear morning 1 announced lo DcLacy my intention oi leaving his gay, «itji 4«tr Pbril u« •_r-"',uiated with me, begged aud ur^ed me by turns to postpone my dt-par ture a little longer but I was graciously firm in my decision, and then he propos ed that I should allow him to convey me thither in bis immense balooa. I was at Grst surprised by this strange proposnl, but the thought of a deli^lufui journey of some twenty miles between heaven and earth, on a pleasant day, wa& to me both novel aud interesting, and 1 readily assemed. But as the wind was not favorabla that day, we postponed the journey until the next. DeLacy express ed bid opinion that it would be a fine day, and ibat the wind would be iuanotlherly direction--toward Paris. Truo to his coi jecture, it was favorable, and by eight o'clock in the morning, his immense balloon, "Comet" was being in filled in the spacious grounds adjoining his residence. Many of the inhabitants having heard of our intended ascension, had begun to assemble on the grounds, and within three hours some three hun dred spectators were present. Finally everything wns in readineeefor .he start, aitd ihe ropes were about lo be cut loose. We had taken our seats in the finely furnished car, and were in excellent spirit*!, iu contemplation of a splendid journey. Do Lacy had provided sufficient Dum ber of warm garments, iu which we were to array ourselves when we reached that attitude where they would be needed to protect our forms from tbe dd. My friend was about to give tbe wurd lo let go, when a commotion was heard among the assembled crowd, and finttlly a tull man dressed iu a suit of deep black, with tbe exceptiouof a high comical white hat, emerged to view, ekutftiftf» "liuld hold DeLacy wade a gesture to that (ffutt, aud as the individual approached tbe car, he* asked W at is it, osj mat) I understand^re starting for.P*f~ is," was the reply, "We are, sir: "Have you any objections*to take a passenger—an aeron tut by profession. I desire to lake a final balloon trip ere I leave for, the United States. 1 should en joy it very much, and as I am going to Paris, I venture to »*k |-erum«i. u to ac company you." "Very well, Mons-~wb*t mkf I CtU your Dutne asked DeLacy. •'SI. you have jusl heard, it took eight to milk a boar, sud they didn't git much at that." Women seldom exhibit their hearts, though touijr af^ia exhibit where their htar i K a£. Mb Gauou, air, M. Guuon same. 1 have resided iu bordeaux uulil lately." "Ah, yes, 1 have heard of yon,' ex claimed DeLacy, cordially '"As a profes sional brother, 1 am happy to aoce ie to your request. My car is at your scrvicc^ While this brief conversation w »s g"ii on I carefully studied the features of the new comer, and was anything but pleas ed with his appearance. There was a strange wildness iu his eye, which made me think of all the maniacs I ever read of. From tho first glance I coi.ivived a dislike for tbe man. A strange preset timent cam* over me that danger WHS in store for us a when they had ceased talking, and the stranger commcnced climbing into the car, so strong did that feeling become that 1 would have remonstrated, but tho cordial manner of DeLacy partially dampened the cournge I had muMered to express my fears, and 1 contented myself with keep ing the further corner of the car. When DeLacy was ready he gave the word, and tbe ropea that held the impa tient monster to the earth were cast off, and with a suddeu bouud we shot upward toward* the deep blue sky, amid the en thusiastic eheers of the multitude. I had never before entered a haloon, and I nev er shall forget the feeling 1 experienced as we soared upward into the space, while the numerous domes, church epire.*, and the residences of D——— rapidly grew smaller and smaller to the eye. The people below UH, AS He had thrown over the last sand bag, and thus partially relseved, the balloon was shooting heavenward with great velo city. The cJd air rushed past us with a dull whizzing sound, aud chilled our bod ies flioat uncomfortably. One glance satisfied us as to tbe char acter of oar friend. He was a raving maniac! I involuntarily glanced ai Da Lacy. His lace momentarily paled as be realized the truth, He edged close to me, whispertng "What is to be dose? He a u*d i man "Can we not seeare hlai T" I Asked. •'No! no! he would throw himself over board, and that would be the end of him. But see, he has a revolver and a knife I'' Taue enough. M. Ganon had drawn a i Itnifs from one pocket iu his pants, and a six-thooter from the other. Ho hugged them to his bos-'iu, kissed them, and mut tered some unintelligible gibberish, then pointed them at us with a long chuckling i laugh. "Yes, yttl" he cried ja fiero« horrible I tones that made me start. "Yes, up we'll go the demons of hell, or to the throne of Him Won't my angel sister be aston- ished when we dasb into heaven in a moil strous balloon, ibe famous 'Comet.' Ha, ha, ha I up to the goldtMi gates of the kUsrwaJ city, or,Off to the road of sulphu rous fires 1 Look out Bunlzehub, my friend,^Ire're coming, say now, boys" and he he bent toward* us, while he assumed a low tone, '"shall we go to Beelzebub or to heaven If we go to the latter place, we'll dig up the stones of emerald and topaz, wilh whiih the streets are lined, *"d carry them down lo enith well ba rich, rich man, yes that's the word, rich 1" i lie paused a moment, and resumed his ee«t [TERn§--$2 OO, Invariably In advance. sailed over the city, appeared like so many ents crawling along the sircet, and iu a short time we left them far behind. As we attained a certain height, a cur" rent of cool nir struck ihe balloon, and I bore us away in a n- rthorlv direction, over the thriving fields of France. No rouffh motion was perceptible it) our conveyance, we sailed along with a I gentle undulating speed, which eimMed us to view the scenery below with e:i'ect ease. So fascinated was I with the scene, (hat for a considerable length of time, I had (iu i-tn.ufc*.. /r va sirangtt paateii^ri.— DeLacv was so busy watching tho world i below that he bad paid uo attention to him. Finally I saw a small dark body shoot past me on its way to tho earth, whtcb was iuslautly followed by another, until some seven or eight h:td gone down, and I began to feel a rapid rising of the bal loon. DeLacy noted it also, and simul taneously we looked around. What a •iglit met our gase Our passenger stood at bis feet, bare headed—his hat having been thrown over board, and hit coat, vest and boots off, while his eyes seemed about bursting from iheir sockets. Never shall I forget the looks of that man. Froth, slimy froth, stood upon his lips, and a demoniao leer covered his countenance. His lower jaw hadWll and remained in that po?itiin as I if locked. A more horrible spectacic I never witnessed. 1 1 1 NUMBER 4S. bead nt upon his !i t»• da. •'Now, 15 ,''said DeLacy, addressing me, "we must secure hitn. I have some strong cord iu my pocket. If wo leave him alone there is no knowing what will become "cf us. Careful now, and we'll seiza him. Come. Accordingly we started cautios-ly for the strange being. My friend hold the cord in hU bund, while the other was cautiously stretched out toward tho ene my. But hardly had we made a move ment, when M. Gatiott sprang into an up right position, and wilh gruri: eyes lev eled the revolver at his feet. Something war. td us that if we made any further attempts at present, it would co.it one life nt lest, and neither know who the victim might be. A deadly tiro burned in the maniac's once lmndsnme eyes, at we well knew that he would aot hesitate to sho uoneor both of us, rath-T than he confied. lie knew what ihe strong cord was for. "Wo can dc nothing at present," re marked DeLacy, when ho beheld the result of bis plan "we shall Ic obliged to wait a more convenient time." I only noddt e.n as»ent my mind was occupied by tbougl.U of increasing peril. We were Mill tho tit'g upward into the regions intense coU, and our forma wero chilled through !evtry article of clothing «c had brought for ihejpurposo was now npou our bodies. An i what was more featf.il to con'euiplnte w.»s the f'ict that the roj*.» whi« h,_co mected with the safety valves could not be reached without incurring reat danger. The maniac hac it iu his possession.— It wai lastei.c-l sccure'r to thi bi I 'on net ting at his lack. Ik..- wo had to temaiii and contemjJnle o'iC^upproaehing fate the best that we might Alt^r the balloon had ris^n to a certain neigni it would exp'oiTe, os 1 well ki.ew, and I thu id'jied to think of cur probable end! TWighM of my distant home, the kind, loving friends that were even then await ir.g ray return to their midst, together with all the pleasant remembrances of my early life, rushed across my mind ia that eventful hour, and nave rise to emo tions that would be vain to describe.* Tho more I dwelt upon such matters, the more distracted I beeuice, until finally I said to DeLtey I catir.o'. stand this awful suspense We must make another tiia? in this mat ter, even though we incur great risk." "I agree with yon, was ihe re ply, an 1 I wiii tot surpi is* at the husky tones in which it was uttered "let us make one more desperate effort for life." M.Ganon had again quieted down lo his seat in th»» car, but tbe deadly revol ver and ugly knife were still kept on guard. Again his bead dro p« between his hands, and he gave firth no signs of life, lie did not appear lo feel tho -sling ing cold that enveloped us in a sort of a deathly grasp. He seemed entirely obli vious of everything for tbe time being. We rose lo a creeping posture, and softly approached hitn This time for tune seamed to favor us. We succeeded in plating a hand upon his shoulder, when, wilh a loud, horiirl yell aid ft con vulsive start, he sprang upright. In do ing so be dropped his revolver, but re tained bis knife. Quick as thong!,t I seir.«"l the preeion* weapon afid presented it full e.t hl* h»ad. comprehended his danger, and uttered another shrill cry, which, however, seemed ful! of sorrowful pathos. He seemed to reali/.o that the odd* were against him, and hastily placing his knife in its former 'renting plare, he seized the strong netting, swim? himself out of the car, and commenced climbing tip the outside of the balconv. Ah invol untary cry of horror escaped our lips simultaneously at this unexpected act of daring, and we watched his form In it* asoent, until it was hid from view by the bulging side of tbe balloon. We fully expected to see hitn lose hi* dangerous hold and fall to the distant earth. Suddenly an idea seemed to strike J#r L«cv—a fearful one it was too. My ("I he ex claimed, at hit face pal«d Mk» the winter snow, he may cut the balloon wilh his knife, and then we are lost!'" 'TWHS 1 o» the bottom of tb« car, with his a sickening ihowght, and for a few secot.ds it scrmed like hours to us, we gar."d speech'ess at each other. It auddenlr se»*ieted to roe as if we had al ready commenced lo descend, tHat we wet a f'»st gaining a swift downward mov« 1 Concluded on Fourth Pa^c.j