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IQIS. It U Til C. lilt ATT ON ,
At Bratton's Building, East of the
Court-House. . .
TERMS OF bC'llSCKIPTION.
ne year, $1 50
light months, 1 OO
ruf mouths, CO
Payment in advance In all rases.
12. A. Hratlou,
ATTORNEY AT LAW, McARTUUK, OHIO,
will attend to til legal buaiueas entrusted
to bit caie in Vintou, At hern, Jaofca"ii,
Kou, (locking, and edjoiniog counties, l'artic-
aiar attention given 10 ma collection oisoiuiura
claims fur pcuaicna, bounties, arrears ul pay,
ete., against l La U 8 or Uhio, iucludi g Mor
(in raid claim. juu8
Hack lay, Ilounty and lcu-
WILL be collected promptly hr
SDWAJiD A. WRATTON,
M'iRTUVB, OHIO.
All soldiers, who are by law, entitled to
Back Pay, Buiinty and Pensions, and wld
owa, fathata, mothers, brother, aud filters of
deceaaed aoldiora' claim nil) la prunttly at
Isoded to. jnj3tf
a. a. MATO.
ABCII1BLD ATO,
II. H. & A. Iflaro.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,McARTHCR, O.,
will attend promptly to all legal butinosa
enruated to fhera. Odice iu Court Hume, lie
Arthur, Ohio. juu8y
Archibald Mayo,
CLAIM AGENT. Back Pay, BiuUy and
Fenaiois will bo prom , tly coll'ietej. Of
lea in the Court Uouae, Motrthur, Ohio. All
soldiers who ar entitled bj law o back py,
bounty and ponsions, and '.lie claima of wid
ow!, fathers, mothers, .iroflioi and tutors will
be promptly aitti.dtd to. jn8y
J. J. McDou ell,
ATTORNEY AT LAW & CLAIM AGENT,
will piaciicoin Vintou ai da lioiuiog c tun
tie. A loo, DqiWy Collector of Intern dltuv
Sana. Oflico In tto Viutcn Co. Bank. janSl
Homer C. Jones,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.MeAUTUUtf, OniO,
will attend promptly tt all baaiooi sutrns
ted to hia care.
Office otorT. B. Davla' Store, Alain a'reet,
Mo Arthur, Ohio. - niU
0 . T . 11 O Ci U 12 S H ,
RESIDENT DEN'llST
jAcitsoy, c. ii mo.
tVTceth extracted by the use of LAiran-
U. XV. J. Wolf,
Tf T ATCII and CLOCK-MAKER
V V Hulbcrt'8 lluildlnir. McArthur O
Watclies; clocks ; jewelry ; Ac. always on
aanu. itcpuirtug uone to oruer. janay
$li5(rlt;mrou3.
YIHSCM CO.BAHE
UXIXCOKPOUATED.
K'ABTHTJR
STOCKHOLDERS:
JOSEPH J. McDOW ELL, rres't.
JAMES W. DELAY, Cash.
II. 8. Bl'XDT, E. D. Dodok, A. Woi.k,
II. F. Austin, D.V.Kan.nki.s, E. Sthono,
A. A. Austin.
Bank of Discount and Deposit.
"Will buy and sell Government Secuil
tles, Bonds, do.
Collections niado nt the usunl rates.
Jaii24tf
Change or lime.
M. A C. It. It., TIME TABLE.
T?ROM and alter Sunday the lth day of Dec.
1. 1866, Trains will leave Station uatned ae
rouows :
G01N0 EAST.
Mail.
9 15 a m
1 57 p iu
3 3G p m
3 (2 p m
4 13 p m
8 03 pm
GOI.SQ WKST,
- Mail.
6 40 n m
10 10 a m
10 33 a m
10 45 a ni
12 28 p m
5 00 p m
Stations.
Cincinnati,
Chilllcotho,
Ilamden,
McArthur,
Zaleskl,
Harrietts,
Stations.
Harrietts,
Zaleskl,
McArthur,
Ilamden,
Chillicothe,
Cincinnati,
Niuht Ex
12 35 u in
G 05 a in
0 23 a ni
6 41 a m
7 01 a c.
10 43 u m
MM Ex
7 05 p in
11 06 p ni
11 31 pin
Jl ii p m
1 20 a in
i DO a in
L. ENGELBRECHT,
WIIOLESALL GROCER
AND
Pi2 OB UCE DEALER,
Corner -of Front and Madison Streets,
Portsmouth, Obio.
B
UY all kinds of Couuiry produce
novKn.S
Z. Tlioiiias,
BOOT AND SHOEMAKER, Logan street.one
door South of Mrs. Dud go's Millinery Es
tablishment, MoArlh ir, O., raanul'aoturoi to
-order all wo'k la bis line.
Repairinj also done with ieatn-as and dis
patch. Satisfaction guaranteed bd prices
' Moderate. feh28m8
TBACY, IRWIN & CO.,
412 Broadway, New York,
Dry Gootds Jobbers,
ESTABLISHEU 1885.
SJPSma TBADE.... 18G7.
WEiequettthe apeoial attention of Country
Merohanta to tin large and attractive
took of all floods In the Wholesale Dry Good
line, whioh we are now offering at bur new
Warehouse, No. 412 Broadway, New Tork.
. : Buyers visiting tbe oily are solicited to call
We give particular attention to orders by
r mall, whioh will be filled at as low prioea aa
luiuuj,. pviBunauy pieaeut. laruuiaiv,
with fall partlonlars, sent on request.
We call attention to tbe high reputation oar
lease has enjoyed for many years, and assure
- til who may beal with us it fair and liberal
. traeanuat. TBiCY. IRWIN A CO..
VOL. 2.
II A A. ' : ...J - I. V
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M'ARTHUli, VINTON COUNTY. OHIO. APRIL 25, 1867.
NO. 17.
Excelsior! Excelsior!
CHASTELL AR'S
iiaik iati inii.wion !
For lteinovlnff Suprrfluous Hair.
To the ladiea tspociully. tliis invalutblo de
pilatory reoommond itiwlf aa heiuft an almoat
indpeiifiblo ar licit) to female beauty, 'a easily
applied, doe not bntn or injure the akiu, but
acta directly on the foots. It ia warranted to
remove auj uruunus ban irum low ii.rtl ca.la. or
Irom any vurtor tbe body, ctmplolely, totally
and radically extirpatina the mini. Itu iiir the
akin e'ifl. amoolh and aalural. 'J'lii- ia the on
ly article need by the trench, and la the only
real tncc'.ual depilatory in cxlatcKco. rnco
75 cents ncr ruckmre. aent noatfaid. to anv a 1-
dreca, on mcipt of an ortftr. by
Uf-UHLK, SIIU l i t dt to., UdlnlctK,
marSly 235 River at., Tfoy, N. Y.
BEAUTY!
Anburn, Golden, Flaxen
and Silken Curls,
IROI'U- KU l.y ti.o tireul 1'rot. i'r. hRECX'
FKISEB LE CIIKVEIX. One applica
tion wurianlud to curl tlio niowt straight and
rtuhborn hair of oiihorrex into wavy ringlet,
or nouvy musi-ive curia. Kua been m-ed hy the
furhiouablca of I'i ria and London, with the
moat gr tifyin rerulta. Dues no injury to the
hair, l'rice b) miiil, acaled and postpaid, Si
Descil niivtt CirLiili.r mailed free. Addrrns
IthliGEK, SIIL'ilS & CO.,Chemh.U, No.
River tt , T roy, N. V., Sole Atccnta for the
Uniutd States. mar2ly
PIANOS & ORGANS
COST TIIiIEI
Any one who cun Pay
$10, 820, 830, $10 or $50
a .Honth,
Cau l urclmau a
Melodeon, Organ or Piano,
By this y tcm.
I will toll any of my largo and carefully ae
loctd atock of
Tiaiiost, Organs & jScIodrons
on the fulloaiug eay toims:
l'er month
until jiuitlfur.
Organs and Melodeons, worth
100 tr leas, at $10
do do from $100 to $200. 15
Pianos and Organs, worth from $200 to
do
do
do
do
do
do
do
do $300 to $100..
do $4H0 to $.i0..
dolrViOO to i'H. .
do
do $000 to $700.
By !bia system of cu.y .Monthly I'ujmenU,
ninny PJ raona who vould find it impoariblo to
pay tbe full price of nu instrument ul once, arc
euuldod ttt puichaae aud jy for one without tho
leuBt liconvtnlcnce.
For full particulars, adJreia
JOHN CHURCH, JR.,
06 Woet Fourth at., Cincinnati, O
Wholesale and Retail Agnnt for
Tin Knabe Gold Ikdal 1'iano,
8oiiniDT, kiiiiiut Co.'a Supkbiob I'iamub,
Mason dt HahlinV Cabinxt Ouoaaa,
SiioNiMeka'a Gkh Ohoans.
And various other good I'ianoa, ( rguns and
Melouoons. maixlnio
'I'licre comcth glad tidings of joy to all,
To young and to old. to eruat and to small:
The beauty whl.h onco was so precious and
rare,
la free for all, and all may be fair.
By the use of
CHASTELLAR'S
WHITE LIQUID
For Improving and Beautifying tho Complex
ion.
Tho mojt valuable and perfeot preparation in
une, for giving the skin a beautiful pearl like
lint, that is only louna in yontn. it quicaiy
removex Tan. Freckles, limplos. Blotches,
Moth Patches, Salloa-neas, Etuptions, and all
impurities of the skin, kindly imaliug tin
aame loavinir the skin whitn ana dear nu ala
bailor. It if the only article of tbe kind used
by tho trench, an 1 ia conxitlorcd hy tliu 1'nria
inn ar Indlitien able to a uerl'cct toiler. Ul'
wards of SO.Ut 0 bottlos were sold during; tho
past year. a sufficient guarantee of iu efficacy.
l'rice only 7,1 cents. Sent by mail, post paid,
on roco.pt or an ordor, by
BEKGER, 8IIU riS & CO., Chcmitts.
n.ar!21y 285 River Kt.,Troy. N. Y
IF VOU WANT GOOD
PlIOTOGIlAPIIS,
Ambrotypes, Opalotypes,
Or Any Other Kind of Pictures,
l-GO TOl
C. J. UlLLlAGIIinST.
Ho ia botter prepared than ever for Enlarging
ricturoa to au nze.
Take your old. laded, scratched , and defaced
pictures to Mini aud you can have the flnotsl ol
iiictnrHa made from thorn.
If yuu want any kind of plclurea framed,
large or small, ne is aiwaya prepared 10 uo inui
kind of work.
If jou want a FINE GOLD RING, or other
JEWELRY, call and see him
If yon dou't want anything, call and see hie
pictures.
He will always be found at his rocm. during
bn.incas hours, 'n T. B. Savin' building, up
stairs. mar'Zi
CRISPER COMA.
Oh I sh was beautiful and fair,
With starrv eje and radiant hair,
Whose curling tendrils aoft, entwined,
Enchained the very bear: and mind.
CRISPER COItI A,
a
For Curling the Eair of either Sez into
navy ana lilossy limijMs or Heavy
Massive Curls.
BY usinc this article Ladiea and Gentlemen
can beautify then selves a thousand fold.
t ia the only artiole in the world tnai will ourl
straight hair, and at the same tim. give it
beautiful, glossy appearance. The Crisper
Coma not only curls the bair, but invigorates,
beautifies and cleanses it ; la highly and delight
fully perfumed, and is the most complete am
ela of the kind ever offered to the American
public Tbe Crisper Coma will be sent to any
addresa, sealed and toetpald for 1 .
Address all orders to
W. L, CLARK & CO., Chemists,
. No. t Weet Fayette et., Syracuse, N. Y
aartly
Manhood and youthful vigor
POETICAL.
THE OLD HOMESTEAD.
Ah! here It k the dear old plnco,
Unehnnged throtifrh all these year J
How like some sweet, familiar face
My childhood's home appears!
The grand old trees beside the door
Still spread their branches wide;
The river wanders as of yore,
With swcetlv murmuring tide;
The distant hills look green nnd gay,
The flowers are blooming wild,
itnd everything seems glnu to-day,
As when 1 was a child.
Regardless how the years have flown,
Half wondering I $tnnd,
I catch no fond endearing tone,
1 clasp nolrienilly hand;
I think my mother s rmilo to meet,
I list my father's call,
I pause to hear my brother's feet
Come hounding' through the hall;
-But silence all around mo reigns,--
A chill creeps through my heart,
Xo trace ot those I loved remains,
And tears unbidden start.
What though thestinbeains fall as lair,
What though the budding flowers
Still shed their fragrance on the air,
Within life's golden hours?
The loving ones that clustered here,
These, walls may not restore ;
.Voices that tilled my youthful ear,
Will greet my soul uo more;
Ami yet I quit the dear old place
Willi slow and lingering trend.
As when we kiss aelay-eold face
And leave it with the dead.
MAY MAURICE.
LITERARY.
How it Feels to be Drowned—Described
by a Man Who has Tried it.
a
A few clays ago a workman em
ployed at one of the tanneries on
this side of the river, but living on
east side, named Grace, attempted
to cross to his work upon the ice.
When part way over, the ice broke
beneath Grace,and he fell through,
lie sank immediatly to the bottom,
but was taken up by one of those
hook9 employed for the purpose,
and bv strong efforts the spark of
hfe,which had apparently departed,
was brought back, and Urace sun
lives, although having been as near
death's door as a man could very
well go and return to this subluna
ry sphere.
Yesterday a reporter of the Wis
consin met Grace, and had a con
versatiou with him "relative to his
narrow escape. During tho con
versation the man gave a sketch of
the sensations which ho experienc
ed while under the water, which we
will endeavor to cive as the words
fell from his lips. Said Grace :
thought that morning, as it had
been stiffening over night,lhat the
ice would be stiff enough to bear
me, as I was a little late that morn
ing, and as it was along way round
by the bridge, I would save time
by going across the ice instead of
around by the bridge. I went on,
thinking about what I should say
the loreman to save being docked
a quarter of a day, and wasn't thin
king but whatali was safe enough,
when I trod on a weak spot. I
then went right through. It was
so sudden like, and the water was
so cold and I suppose I wa9 so frigh
tened, that all my senses went away
in a flash. I hit my head on the
edge of the ice, and that made me
stupid, and that's what m ado it
look so like a dream, perhaps. It
seemed like I kept sinking, sinking
all the time not going down like
a man would in the water, but go
ing down fast so fast that it took
all my breath away. Although I
know I kept my eyes 6hut all the
time, it seemed like I could see all
about me, and like 1 was in the
midst, first of a geat field of black
ness, which came up all around me,
and was very thick.
As I went down, this kept grow
ing lighter and brighter, and from
being sort of gloomy at first, soon
began to grow pleasanter, and my
head, which seemed at first all stuff
ed to be clearer and clearer. I have
heard a great deal about paradise,
and all sudden like it seemed I had
come to that place. I didn't feel
like I was any . body else, but all
my senses came to me, and the first
I knew I was wondering where I
was, and how I came there 1 felt
as if I was just so fuil of happiness
as I could be. Every thing I had
done in my life seemed like it was
written on a little page, and I had
it right before me, and could teil
it all, even down to the little things.
Befoie me I could see great green
and purple and red clouds floating
along, and would hear angels and
fairies singing, and I knew they
were happy, and when I tried to
help them, 1 felt as happy as they
were. '' .. ',"
I tried to think it was a dream;
but I couldn't and I didn't feel as
if it was at all like death, and while
every: thing seemed so clear to me,
ewemto what tha foreman would
lay when he found I did not come.
wondered if ever I should go
back again, and if I did, what a
time I would have telling the boys
where I had been and what I had
seen. Evry good action I had
done came up and looked me in the
face, and although some of the bad
acpons, all of which I could see
standing at my back, tried to come
up, they could not. I can not tell
you how happy I felt, and how long
1 feJt so. It was drowning, I knew
and if a man only knew about it and
there wasn't any danger ot being
brought back again, it would be
the happiest way to die that ever
was i invented. But the coming
back, oh! that was awful I
While I was feelintr so erood as I
Itj&i to, tell you about, and it didn't
seem as 11 it was a nine wnne, dui
like it was years and years, while
I was thinking, it seemed like one
of tho bad actions crowded away
one of the good ones, and came up
and looked me in the face, and in
stantly all of the good actions, and
all the angels and the faries, be
came devils of the worst kind, and
all the colored clouds became black
and the devils closed round me,
and they j elled in my ears, and
pushed nie this way and that, and
then all the clouds became preci
pices and caves and holes, and it
seemed as if the evil ones were try
ing to push me into all of these at
once, yelling and howling all the
time, and when I resisted, tearing
whole hands full of flesh off my
bones and hair out of my head.
And they seemed to go into my
mouth,' and my nose, and my ears,
and tear away inside of me until I
was so full of misery that I prayed
that they might kill me at once ;
and when I tried to tell them so it
wa9 like as if my head would burst
asunder. As I can't tell you how
happy 1 was betore, so I can't near
tell you how 1 sunered now. 1 had
heard a great deal about hell, and
1 thought I was there for certain.
Sometimes the devils inside of me
would be file and burn me, and
then they would be ocean, and I
would strangle and be drowning.
And when I seemed to be suffering
most, all of a sudden I came sort
out of it, and the boys were 6tand
ing about me and trying to bring
me to life, and then I knew that I
had been nearly drowned, but they
had saved me. But I tell you as I
told them, if I should ever come so
near drowning again, don't try to
save me, for I had ten thousand
times rather die feeling like I did
when I seemed in paradise, than to
be brought to and suffer all the tor
ments 1 did afterward.
The Military Government Bill in
the Supreme Court.
Washington, April 15. In the
U. S. Supreme Court to-day, tho
Chief-Justice delivered the opinion
of the Court in the case of The
State of Mississippi vs. Andrew
Johnson and E. O. G. Ord, on mo
tion for leave to file bill, as follows:
A motion was made some days
since, in behalf of the State of Mis
sissippi, for leave to file bill in be
half of said State, praying this court
to perpetually enjoin and restrain
Andrew Johnson, and E. O. C. Ord,
commanding the District of Mis
sissippi and Arkansas, from execut
ing or in any manner carrying out
certain acts of Congress. The acts
referred to are those of March 2d
and 22, 1867, commonly known as
"reconstruction acts."
The Attorney-General objected
to leave asked for upon the grounds
that no bill which makes the Pres
ident a defendant and seeks an in
junction against him to restrain
the performance of his duties should
be allowed to be filed in this court.
This point, has been fully argued,
and we shall now dispose of it.
We shall limit our inquiry to the
question presented by the objec
tion, without expressing an opinion
on the broader issues discussed in
the argument whether in any case
the President of the United States
may be required by process of this
Court to perform purely ministeri
al acts required by law, or may be'
held amenable in any case other
wise than by impeachment for
crime.
The single point which requires'
consideration is this: Can the Pres
ident be restrained from carrying
out an act of Congress alleged to
be unconstitutional? It is assum
ed by counsel for the State of Mis
sissippi, that the President, in exe
cution of the reconstruction acts,
is requited to perform mere minis
terial duty. In this assumption
there is, we think, a confounding of
the terms ministerial and executive
which are, by no means, equivalent
in import. A ministerial duty; the
performance of which may, in prop
er cases, be required by the head
of a department, or by judicial
process, is one in respect to which
nothing is left to discretion. It is
a simple, definite duty, arising un
der conditions admitted orprcsum-.
ed to exist, or imposed by law.
In tho case of Marbury vs. Madi
son, Secretary of State, First
Cranch, 137, furnishes an illustra
tion, in which a citizen had been
nominated, confirmed and appoint
ed a Justice of the Peace for Kis
ton, Columbia, and his commission
had been made out and sealed;
nothing remained to be done, ex
cept delivery, and the duty of de
livery was imposed by law on the
Secretary of State. It was held
that the performance ot this duty
might be enforced by Mandamus
issuing from a court having juris
diction.
In the case oi Kendall, Postmas
ter-general, vs. Stockton & Stokes
12, Peters 527 an act of Con
gress had directed ihe Postmaster
general to credit Stockton & Stokes
with such sums as the solicitor of
the Treasury should find due them,
and that officer refused to credit
them with sums so found duo. It
was held that the crediting of mon
ey was a mere ministerial duty
performance, w hich might bo en-
lorced in each of these cases.
Nothing was left to discretion ;
there was no room for the exercise
of judgment. The law required
the performance of a single specif
ic act, and that performance, it was
held, might be required by manda
mus. Very different is the duty of the
President in the exercise , of the
power to seo that the laws are faith
fully executed, and among those
laws are the acts named in the bill.
By the first three acts he is requir
ed to assign Generals to command
in the several military districts.and
to detail sufficient military force to
enable such officers to discharge
the duties under the laws. By tho
supplementary act other duties are
imposed on the several command
ing generals, and their duties must
necessarily be performed under the
supervision of the President, as
commander-in-chief.
The duty thus imposed on the
President is in no just sense min
isterial; it is purely executive and
political. An attempt on tho part
of the Judicial Department of the
Government to enjoin the perform
ance of such duties by the Presi
dent, might be justly characterized,
in the language of Chief-justice
Marshal, as an absurd and exces
sive extravagance. It is true that
in the instance before us the inter
position of the Court is not sought
to enforce action by the Executive
under Constitutional legislation,
but to restrain 6uch action under
legislation alleged to be unconsti
tutional. But we are unable to
perceive that this circumstance
takes the case out of general prin
ciple which forbids judicial inter
ference with the exercise of Exe
cutive discretion.
It was admitted in the argument
that the application now made to
us is without precedent, and this is
of much weight against it. Had it
been support at the bar that this
Court would in any case interpose
to arrest the execution of an uncon
stitutional act of Congress, it can
hardly be doubted that the applica
tion with that object would have
been heretofore addressed to it.
Such occasions have been frequent.
The constitutionality of the act for
the annexation of Texas was ve
hemently denied. It made irapor
lant any permanent cl anges in the
relative importance of States and
sections,and was by many supposed
it to be pregnant with disastrous
results to large interests in parti
cular States, but no one seems to
nave thought of an application for
an injunction against the execution
of the act by the Prerfdent, and
yet it is difficult to perceive upon
what principle the application now
before the United States can be al
lowed to similar applications in
that and other cases could have
been decreed. The fact that no
such application was ever before
made in any case, indicates the
general judgment of the profession
that no such application should be
entertained.'
It will hardly be contended that
Congress can interpose in any case
to restrain the enactment of an un
constitutional law, and yet how can
the right to judicial, interposition
to prevent such an enactment,
when the purpose certain to be dis
tingujhedi in printipte, lirmi 'th
ADVEltTlSl.NG Tiai3ft';T
.
One square, ten lines, V.f. 9100
Each additional insertion, ........ '4 O
Cards, per year, ten lines. 8 OO
Notices of Executors. Administra
tors and Guardians, 2 OO
Attachment notices before J. P, . . a OO
Local notices, per line, 10
Yearly advertismenti will be charged
$70 per column, and at porportlonate
rates fur less than a column, ray able la
advance y
right to such interposition against
the execution of such a law by (Le
President. . -
Congress is the Legislative De
partment of the Government; the
President is the Executive Depart
ment. Neither can be restrained
in its action by the acts of both,
when peforraed,are, in proper cases,
subjects to its cognizance.
The impropriety of such interfer-.
ence will be clearly seen upon the
consideration of its probable conse
quences. Suppose llie bill filed and
injunction prayed for bo allowed,
If the President refuse obedience,
it is needless to observe that' (he
Court is without power to enforce
its process. If, on the other hand,
tho President complies ' with 'the
order of the Court and refuse to ex
ecute the act of Congress, is it not
clear that a collision may. occur
between tho executive and legisla
tive departments of tho Govern
ment. May not the House of Re
presentatives impeach the Presi
dent for such refusal? and in that
case could this Couit interpose in
behalf of the President, thus en
dangered by its mandate, and re
strain by injunction the Senate oi
the United States from sitting as a
court of impeachment?
Should the strange spectacle bo
offered to tho public wonder of an.
attempt by this Court to arrest the
proceedings in that Court, these
questions answer themselves. It
is true a State may file an original
bill in this Court, and it may be
true In some cases such bill rrfay
filed against the United States: but
we are fully satisfied that this Coutt
has no jurisdiction of a bill to en
join the President on the perform
ance of his official duties, and that
no such bill ought to bo received
by the United States. ' It has been
suggested that the bill contains a
prayer, that if the relief sought can
not be had against Andrew John
Ron as President, it may be granted
against Andrew Johnson as a citi
zen of Tennessee. An injunction
against the execution of an act of
Congress, by and incumbent of thd
Presidential office, can not. be re;
ceived, whether it describes him as
President, or simply as a citizen"of
a State. The motion for leave to
file the bill is, therefore, deniedi.j
A White Mule.
A friend told us lately of an
amusing scene he witnessed at the
old river ford, near Natchitoches,in
this State. A negro had a wagon
and a team of six mules which ho
Wished to drive across. The two
lead mules took kindly to the wat
er, but one of the hind ones, a white
mule, obstinately refused to enter
the stream. J umping from his scat
in a furious passion, the teamster
began beating the perverse, one
with might and main, exclaiming,
between the blows, "you thinks
you's white, does you ? But I'll
show you, dam quick, colored mules
is as good as you is. Gee up l"
[New Orleans Crescent.
Napoleon, Arkansas, sends us an
anecdote of a Texas soldier : ' ;
While trudging along one day all
alone, a soldier met a Methodist
circuit rider and at once recogniz
ed him as such, but affected lgor
ance of it.
Preacher. uWhat command do
you belong to?"
Soldier. "I belong to the tho
Texas regiment, Van Dorn's army.
What army do you belong to?".
Preacher. (Very solemnly.- "I
belong to the army of the Lord !"
Soldier. "My friend, you'vo got
a very leng way from Head Quar
ters 1"
The following was found posted
on the wall of a country Post Office:
"Lost a red kaf. lie had . a
white spot on 1 of his behind legs.
Lie was a she kaf. I will give three
shillins to evriboddi wot will bring
hymn hom. ',
Weak doses of washboard are re
commended to ladies who complain
of dyspepsia. Young men troubled
in the same way may be cured by
a strong preparation of woodsaw.
1 . t
"Well, mother, tho foundations
of the great deep are broken up 'at
last.
"What do you mean, Tommy !"
"My trowsers have got a hole in
them, that's all." - , . . .
ia, - j -. ..
Copy of a sign out West: - Free
man & Hucres : Freeman teaches
the boys and Huggs the girl. '.;)
To "ascertain the weight of a
horse put your toe under the aai
mal'tfiwt! 1 1 "''i
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