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feWtii to lewrraq, Jiraip anir fonicslt: ftas, Internal intprokmento, literate, gfrindta, Cmmitercc, iktafa, Stienet, tit. SSrljSSretSi_LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY MORNING, MAY 15, 1854. """ ““ N0 McCLEAN’S VOLCANIC OIL LINIMENT. rpnE miraculous cures that this celebrated i_ medicine has performed, after ull other remedies had failed, warrants the proprietor in asserting tiiatit is the only Liniment that will cure Chronic or inflam matory Rheumatism, Paralysis, stiffness or -w eakness in the Joints, Muscles or Ligaments, contracted Mus rles, Bruises, Sprains, Neuralgia, Tooth-ache, Ear ache, or any pain. It will remove any swelling, tu mor, piles, hard lumps, caked breast, sore nipples, bites of musquitoes, or any inflammation. And it will cleanse, purify and heal the foulest ulcer sores on the legs 01 shins, no difference how long they have existed. It will also soothe and heal burns, scalds, fresh cuts, wounds, etc., sooner than any other remedy. Over a Million of Bottles Have been sold in 1853, and the demand is increas ing daily, and tve have never heard of a ease wherein it has failed to cure any external disease, when proper ly applied. \V ho then will suffer from pains, sores or swellings, when a safe and sure remedy is so easily obtained. Read the following certificate which is 1 ncontestable Proof, of what we have asserted: J. 11. McLEAN—Sir: I feel it a duty I owe to the public, to make known the following, hoping they may learn by my experience, and discard a worthless stuff, which has been pressed into notice by false certi ficates and long advertisements. For six months I was confined to my room a crip- I pie from rheumatism. My knee was swollen tie- j inendouslv, producing the most severe pains. The ! muscles were so contracted that I could not straighten my leg at all. I applied the Mustang Liniment for l'oiir weeks, but it done no more good than any other grease. J obtained and used your Volcanic Oil Lini ment; in three weeks it relaxed the muscles, and cured me permanently. AMER1CUS CASED AY, Saline county, 111. \ 1 saw Mr. Caseday when he was afflicted, as stated, ! and lie is now well. WILLIAM M. ELLIOTT, Pinekneyville. Reader, if the above is not sufficient to convince vou of the wonderful efficacv of the Volcanic Oil Liniment, call and examine the thousands which we have in our possession from all parts of the country, | and if you will purchase a supply from us, and it does j not give satisfaction, the money will be returned to j the purchaser. l or Horses anu other Animals. McLean’s celebrated liniment is the only safe and reliable remedy for the cure ol‘ Spavin, Liner Bone, Wind Galls, Splints, Unnatural lumps, Nodes or Swellings. It will never fail to cure Big Head, Poll evil. Fistula, Old Running Sores, or Sweeny, if pro perly applied. For sprains, bruises, scratches, crack ed hoofs, chafes, saddle or collar galls, cuts or wounds, it is an infallible remedy. Apply as directed and a l ure is certain in every instance. Directions accompany each bottle in English and German. This liniment is now put up in 25 cent. 50 cent, and £1 bottles. The 50 cent size contains three times tin' quantity of the 25 cent size, and so on in propor tion. For sale by .T. II. McLEAN, sole proprietor, corner 2d and Pine streets, St. Louis, Mo. Also for sale in Little Rock, Ark., by Dr. J. W. TAPPE. I Nov 1 ’53 ly ! New, Rich and Fashionable O'Cr Millinery. VI ISS S. A. MEltCEll has just received and ill will keep constantly on hand a choice selection of Ladies’ Bonnets of the most beautiful fabrics and latest styles. Also a general assortment of Millinery Goods, which will be sold very low. fall at her store oil Markham street and examine her goods. April 251854 2m CHEAT MUSIC EMPORIUM. I I sT published.—At Lee Walker’s, 18S «l Chestnut street, Philadelphia. No. 16. Buns and Blossoms, the last number out of the Popular collection of Variations on Sacred Airs. Tantalizing Polka. Sleigh Bell Polka. By W. H. Keffer. Els T urleon Polka Mazurka. Wellerstein. Belle Alliance Schottisch. G. Anton. Young America’s Polka. By Lewis Reimer. Kind Words. Thos. Baker. The Happy Homes of Earth. Thos. Baker. Matchless Kate. J. Hainan. Oh! The Joys when Love is Dreaming. W. G. Ewing. Cora Lee. II. B. Brown. Gentle Warning. J. llaman. The Miller’s Song. Author of Ben Bolt. Rescue Quickstep. F'ond Hearts at Home. R. Thomas. New music published and received daily. Also, constantly on hand.superior Pianos. Guitars. Violins. Elutes, and the very best Italian strings of tlieir own importation. Orders promptly attended to. Cata logues sent by mail. April 11 2m MORE NEW GOODS! RECEIVED and for sale by Jacob Haw / kins, at his old stand four doors west of the Anthony House, the following articles: Fine < 'hampaigne Brandy, Guava Jelly; u Cogniac *• Preserved (Finger; “ Cherry “ Citron; “ Raspberry “ Preserved Pine Apple; : Holland Gin; Club House Gin. Fine Pure Juice Port Wine, Pale Sherry wine; «»id s' nth side Madeira Wine, Claret wine; • ordials, assorted. Lemon Syrup; Champaigns assorted choice brands; d’rut; Syrup, Champaign Cider, Vinegar; Old Bourbon Whiskv. Candies assorted; Assorted Pie Fruit, "Fresh Strawberries; Preserved Green Gages, Apple Marmalade; “ Pears, assorted Jellies and Jams; “ Damsons; Yeast Powders; “ Cherries, Essences, assorted; Peaches, Bi Carb. Soda; “ Currants, Tartaric Acid; Almonds, Grenable Walnuts, Castanas; Tomato and Walnut Ketchup, Mustard; White Popper, assorted Spices, Pop]er Sauce; Lucca Oil. Spanish Olives, Table Salt; Pickles ass'Tted. Baltimore Oysters. Sardines; Mnekan-l. Herring, Cod Fish, Spiced Salmon; A large lot of Cigars, Fresh Lobsters; Golden Era Tobacco, Sperm and Star Candles; Clay’s “ Mocho Coffee; Jett lies’ “ besides other superior brands. Aborted Fancy Soap, Stoneware: i rushed, Pulverizodi and Brown Sugar; Powder, Lead and Shot; Extra large 0. S. Feather Dusters; Assorted Wood and Willow ware; Demijohns assorted sizes; Glass and Earthenware, etc., etc. And all other articles usually found in an establish ment of this kind. April 11 ’54_ Fresh Flour. SACKS fresh flour, received from Van Buren, •)0 per s. b. T. P. Ray, and for sale by April -25. IS,54 KAPLEY, HANGfiR & Co. R. T. Hibbard’s Wild Cherry Bitters, h’( <R nervous weakness, general debility, and all impurities of the blood. For sale at the New Drug Store, by W. W. ADAMS. April 25_ __ INSTRUMENTS, JUST RECEIVED, ! PHYSICIANS’ Dissecting Instruments and pocket cases. Also, several pair of Improved Medical Saddlebags, and for sale by W. W. ADAMS. April 25 ___ PARASOLS. I CST received a beautiful article, and for sale by • I April 11.1854 J. A. HENRY. Millinery! Millinery!! IVTRS. DYER has just received, from New York, - ’ I a large stock of Bonnets, Ribbons. Dress Trim mings. Cap; misses aud childrens’ Hats, Parasols, etc., etc., ail of the latest style, which she offers t® the ladies of Little Rock and vicinity, at prices that can not fail to please. May 2, 1854. 3m NEW GOODS, NEW GOODS! r |'HE undersigned, having just returned from making J- his spring purchases, would call the attention of die public to his large and well selected stock of Dry Goods, now in store, embracing every thing in that lme; B-t would particularly mention his stock of Fan ny Goods, consisting of Muslins, Lawns, Cambrics, Bareges, Ginghams, 'uks. embroideredSLamlsetts, Undersleeves and Cuffs, lionet and Muslin Bands, Jaconet edgings and in •-•wtiaus. white watered Silk, white ivory Silk, white ■ uk Fringe, black silk Fringe, black silk Netting for ’'mites and mantillas, black silk Lace, wide; pic nic Ji!‘ '• twisted silk mitts, black ana,colored velet Trim mini/s. Parasols, ladies Umbrellas, corded shirts, black • u R .se and figured Jaconet Robes. Call and exam UkJil> stork. A- J. I1UTT M ay 9 r THE TRUE DEMOCRAT IS PUBLISHED EVERY TUESDAY MORNING BY JOHNSON & YEKKES. Terms of Subscription. 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L. BAKER, Fulton county; JACOB PATE, P. M., Pleasant Plains, Independence co. R. N. CARG1LE, Conway county. The War—Plan of Operations Agreed upon by the Allied Powers. The war is to be in strict accordance with a treaty between the Porte, France and England, signed on the night of March the 12th, embrac ing five articles: 1st. England and France engage to support Turkey by force of arms until the conclusion of a peace that shall secure the independence and integrity of the Sultan’s dominions. 2d. The Porte shall not conclude peace with- | out the consent of her allies. 3d. The allies shall evacuate the Turkish territories after the war. 4th. This treaty to remain open for the ad hesion of other powers of Europe. 5th. Turkey guarantees to all the subjects of the Porte, without distinction of creed, perfect equality in law. Several protocols are attached, regulating the details. Meanwhile the campaign has be gun in earnest. It is confirmed that the Russians have crossed the Danube in great force, the object being to strike a decisive blow before the arrival of the Anglo-French force. On the 23d of March the Russian detachment under Prince GortschakotF forced the passage of the Danube above Tulska, and captured eleven guns, and 200 prisoners, and occupied Tulska, together with several forts on the right bank. Gen. Luders crossed with the main body of the army from Galatza without much loss.— Not less than 50,000 Russians are now on the Turkish side of the Danube. On the 24th Gen. Luders began preparations for the seige of Matshin. On the 23d the Rus sians attempted to cross the Danube at Oltenitza, when a desperate battle ensued, and the Rus sians were repulsed, with dreadful carnage.— The Russians lost 3,000 men, and the Turks themselves were so badly cut up that they had to retire to their entrenchments. It will be seen, however, that the Russians have effected the passage at three points. Movements ok Omer Pacha.—On the very day, the 22d, the Russians commenced to cross the Danube, Omer had intended to attack the Russian headquarters at Pojana. A plan of the battle was drawn up, and the entire force put under command of the French Colonel Drew; but the Russian movement disconcerted the plan. A dispatch from Omer Pacha, dated the 5th, says:—“The Russians have lost all desire of attacking Kalafat, and purpose crossing the Da nube at three points. If they should really do so they would render me a great service, by enabling me to give a sound chastisement to these barbarians, who have broken into our house like robbers; but if the Russians do not resume the offensive, I shall undertake nothing important until the arrival of our reserves and cavalry from above.” Tt seems that Omer is prepared. He has 40,000 men in the right wing, with a line of works connecting with Silistria and Shumla. The British steamer Samson reports by tele graph that the Russians were abandoning their posts on the east coast of the Black sea. Sonchurq Kale was in flames, and the Circas sians plundering it. Parliament had moved an addrsss to the Queen in answer to the declaration of war, as suring her of the nation’s firm determination to t co-operate in a vigorous resistance to the pro jects of Russia, whose further aggrandizement would be dangerous to the peace of Europe. The Earl of Malmesbury asked if it was true that a Russian fleet left Sebastopol to ope rate on the coast of Circassia. The Earl of Clarendon replied that govern ment was not so informed. Ten Russian ships from Sebastojiol were reported near Perekop, north of the Black sea. The combined fleets were at Beyco- bay, Admiral Lyons having just returned from a cruise. In the house of commons the attorney gene ral gave his opinion that the sale of Russian ships to neutral parties, if bona fide, would be protected in law. The attorney general further stated, that Great Britain cannot, and does not, forego the right of search of neutral vessels for articles contraband of war. The bill to double income tax had passed the house of commons. A banquet was to be given to the Earl of Elgin by persons connected with Canada—Lord John Russell will preside. At the Queen’s drawing room there were pre sented by the Countess of Clorendon, Mrs. Da niel E. Sickels, Madame Pagceli, Mrs. Upham, Misses Caroline and Amelia Denny, Messrs. Sickels, Upham, N. L. Upham, and Welch, at tended. Fifteen thousand French troops had already embarked, and the remainder of the army, (50,000) will be in Turkey by the 1st of May. Four thousand were landed at Gallipoli on the 26th ult. It was reported that the British land force was to be increased 30,000 more. The first division of the expeditionary force was being rapidly forwarded from Malta to Con stantinople. The English cavalry regiments were to go to Marseilles, and thence by steam to Gallipoli. The Sultan has betrothed his daughter, the Princess Munirch, to Ilhami, eldest son of Vice roy of Egypt. The allied fleets remained at Beycos. There were rumors, (not credited, however,) of Turkish preparations to attack Sebastopol. The British frigate Retribution found the Su lima mouth of the Danube impassable. Napier’s fleet at last accounts (the 20th March) was again under way, the supposed destination being to seize the island of Alond. Kiege bay is named as a rendezvous. Lord Bloomfield, the British Minister at Ber lin, telegraphed to Sir Charles Napier the de claration of war, with instructions to commerce hostilities. The Russians were making stern preparations for hostilities in the Baltic. It was supposed that the first collision would occur at Vesel Island. All the lighthouses and buoys are removed, and formidable fleets of gun boats are collected in shallow waters at the principal points. Masses of rocks are dragged along the ice to intricate parts of the channel, to block it when the ice shall melt. All the houses in Cronstadit not capable of defence are pulled down. New batteries were erecting everywhere, and two hundred additional gunboats had been or dered forthwith. The Czar and his sons were personally super intending the preparations. Discontent prevailed in Finland against the Russians, and some arrests had been made. The accounts from'Greece are unfavorable. The Turkish Minister had demanded his pass ports and left Athens. The Greek insurrection was reviving, but the Turks hold the fortress, and have 8,000 troops in Epirus. They have as yet had only one or two unimportant rencontres with the insurgents. An Anglo-French occupation of the country was not improbable. Envoys were daily ex pected at Athens with the final commands of the English and French governments. It was given out that several nobles had join ed the insurgents. The Final Summons to the Czar. THE EARL OF CLARENDON TO COUNT NESSEL RODE. Foreign OjJke, Feb. 27,1854. M. le Comte: As the ordinary channels of communication between England and Russia have been closed by the recent interruption of diplomatic relations between the two Courts, I am under the 'necessity of addressing myself directly to your excellency on a matter of the deepest importance to our respective govern ments and to Europe. The British government has for many months anxiously labored, hi conjunction with its allies, to effect reconciliation of differences between Russia and the Sublime Porte, and it is with the utmost pain that the British government has come to the conclusion that one last hope alone remains of averting the calamity which has so long impended over Europe. It rests with the government of Russiato de termine whether the hope shall be realized or extinguished; for the British government, hav ing exhausted all the efforts of negotiation, is compelled to declare to the cabinet of St. Pe tersburg, that if Russia should decline to re strict within purely diplomatic limits the dis cussion in which she has for some time past been engaged with the Sublime Porte, and does not, by return of the messenger who is the bearer of my present letter, announce her in tention of causing the Russian troops under the orders of Prince Gortschakoff to commence their march with a view to recross the Pruth, so that the provinces of Moldavia and Wallachia shall be completely evacuated on the 30th of April next, the British government must con sider the refusal or the silence of the cabinet of St. Petersburg as equivalent to adeclararion of war, and will take its measures accordingly. The messsnger who is the bearer of tills let ter to your excellency is directed not to wait more than six days at St. Petersburg for your reply; and I earnestly trust that he may convey to me an announcement on the part of the Rus sian government that by the 30th of April next the Principalities will cease to be occupied by Russian forces. I have, etc., Clarendon. THE CZAR’S CONTEMPTUOUS REPLY. CONSUL MICHELE TO THE EARL OF CLARENDON. (Received March 25.) [Extract.] St. Petersburg, March 19, ’54. At 10 o’clock last night I received a note from the Chancellor of the Empire, inviting me to call upon him at 1 o’clock, P. M., this day. I was punctual in my attendance, and, on sending up my name to the Chancellor, I was informed that the French consul was with his excellency. After waiting a short time, I was told Count Nesselrode would receive me. On entering the room, his excellency’s greeting was of the most friendly description. He said, “I have taken his Majesty's commands with reference to Lord Clarendon's note, ami the Emperor does not thia/c it becoming to make any reply to it." I replied, “M. le Compte, in a matter of such importance 1 am sure I shall be excused for desiring to con vey to my government the exact words em ployed by your excellency.” The Count at first used the words, “ His Majesty does not think it becoming in him to give any reply to Lord Clarendon’s letter,” (nel e croit pos con venable de douneraucune reponsea la lettre de Lord Clarendon.) Upon my repeating this phrase after Count Nesselrode, his excellency said, “L’Kii)|»ereur ne juge pas conveuable,” ete.;aiid I had again repeated after him the ... After I had done so, the Count said \ at i- the answer I wish you to coh'<> < or government: L’Empereur ne jug*' p * <-h,»hic de donner aucuue reponse de lettre de Lord Clarendon.” “That Same Oi.d Coon.”—It is some time now since we heard anything of the wherea bouts of this celebrity. He has “turned up,” as Mr. Eicawber would say, in that most likely of all places for such a resuscitation, the city of Washington. A few mornings ago, an em ployee of the House of Representatives library, on going to get firewood, discovered two bright eyes peeping at him from a dark corner of the wood-house. On a close inspection, he found that they belonged to a living coon. How the animal came there no one could tell, notwith standing earnest inquiries were made upon the subject. As soon as it became geuerally known that the animal was there, clerks, messengers, pages, and members rushed to the scene. One of them undertook to secure it, and finally succeeded in getting it into a mail bag. The coon is of the largest size. The captor sent it home, where it will be chained, after the man ner of a bear, for the amusement of the chil dren. A very pretty plaything!—N. 0. Pic Benton’s Speech on the West Point Riding House. Mr. Benton. The riding house is not abso lutely a new acquaintance with me. I recol lect, years ago, applications were made, some of which were successful, for appropriations for this house for equitation—learning to ride on horseback. I believe they were called “ exer cises in equitation,” which being translated into English, means riding on horseback. [Laugh ter.] I recollect that about 1836, $30,000 were appropriated at one time for this house for ex ercising in equitation, which sum was in addi tion to the appropriations made before. I thought when that $30,000 was added, that we should have no more of these appropriations, but here is an application for $20,000 more. I have read the recommendation which the vi sitors have made in behalf of it. Doubtless the visitors are very clever and popular men. But I have been accustomed to look at the reports which come from these visitors at West Point as coming from the professors themselves, through the instrumentality of a committee of these visitors. Every one of the reports which I have examined seems to be drawn up by the head of the branch of business which that par ticular section of the board is assigned to exa mine. I never had a good opinion of these boards of visitors. When we paid tuem a trifle there was an overwhelming number of applica tions to get appointments as visitors to West Point, and members of Congress often carried the day, getting a little mileage and some small pay besides. We afterwards stopped this, but made appropriations for subsistence and .din ners, while the visitors remained there; and such is the love of office and compensation of some kind or other, that for a mere belly full of meat and wine there has always been a throng of applicants to the War Office for appointments upon the Board of Visitors. For near twenty years I was chairman of the Senate’s committee on military affairs. From my position, and from the fact of having once belonged to the army myself, I was a sort of natural line of visitors to West Point, but I would never go there. The reason why was this: I knew that no person who begged their appointment there as visitors would ever sign a report that I would draw up, and I knew that I never would sign a report which they would ' draw up, or would be drawn up for us; and so I never went there. I recollect very well the old debates about this riding-house. I am not able to say how many appropriations were made for it, but I recollect one of $30,000.— When that was made, members from the West j were astonished at hearing of the hardships of | these young gentlemen, in having to ride upon horseback in cold weather, in hail and snow, | and also in the hot, burning sun, and it was sug gested by various members that it would be i economy to reduce the young gentlemen to the degree of protection against bad weather, to which the young women and old women of New England were subjected, by giving them ! a parasol for the sun, an umbrella for the rain, and a pelisse for a cold day. It was then said by New Englaud men—and I could name one gentleman who said that the young women and the old women of his State all rode about dur ing all kinds of weather in the open air; and New England was further north than 4West Point; and that the people of the country work ed in the open air; not two or three hours a : day, but for the whole day; and that their sons ' did the same—even half-grown boys. Well, the objections were voted down, and the appropriations were carried—how many I do not know, but I recollect one of $30,000. A great many members of Congress had sons in the academy about that time. When I read the other day the recommendation of those vi- j sitors, and saw the appeal they made for help ' to the young gentlemen; when f saw the words ! “danger to life and limb”—those were the' words, I think; am I mistaken? Mr. Haven. I did not hear the gentleman. Mr. Benton. “ Danger to life and limb”— ; were not those the words? Mr. Haven. Those are the words I believe. | Mr. Benton. “Danger to life and limb,” not of the horses, but of the young cadets in learning to ride in such naughty houses which had cost so much money. When that was read in my family, it was suggested by some i of the children that the floor be carpeted, and mattresses be placed around the room, so that j when the young men roll oft' their horses they may roll up against the mattresses, so as not to endanger “life and limb.” [Laughter.] Why, sir, the five-year old boys of the Utah nation would be ashamed to have themselves put into a house to leam to ride. These five-year old : boys will drive away the stock outside of any stockade in which these house taught riders com mand, who have learned to perform equestra tion in a house. [Laughter.] I have authority for saying these five-year old Utah boys would gallop around these house-tought riders all day, and drive off their stock in their view. I want the yeas and nays upon the amend ments when we get to the place for them, when the bill gets into the House, and I wish the pro vision in regard to the entertainment of the visitors stricken out. Surely, the race has not gone by, the race is not wholly extinct, who do something for their country without a mer cenary motive, and a reward either in meat or money. I can recollect when the heads of the community, men of some age, who had acted their parts, and provided for themselves and their families, were ready to give up some share of time for the benefit of eleemosjmary and chari table institutions, and for public institutions, such as colleges and universities, and do it at their own expense. And then a high order of men were got for the purpose. Now, disinte rested service is getting out of date. Congress offers inducement, in meat or money, to get vi sitors. Those who value the inducement ap ply for the place and get it. High-minded men will not contend with them. The visitation falls into unfit hands, and the result is a report from the professor himself, fathered by a com mittee of the visitors who have begged their places, and get their meat and wine free while wondering at what is shown them, and singing what is drawn up for them. “I’ll See taat One and Go Five Bet ter!”—If the following, which we clip from the last Spirit of the Times, is not from the pen of the author of “ The Arkansas Gentleman,” we loose our guess: D-, being in the West, and short of cash, could not tell where to get the necessary Wil mot proviso for internal improvement, but find ing a widow who had shot one husband dead, and wounded several others, he concluded to marry her, in order to get a boarding house. Shortly after the yellow garlands of Hymen were faded, D-came in one night slightly muggy, as the Choctaw poets express it, and found his new spouse awaiting his arrival.— She pitched into D. like a thousand of brick, and spread herself like a fan tail pigeon, draw ing a single-barreled pistol upon D., who, in stead of traveling, pulled out a revolver, and re marked, as gently as the sigh of au iEolian harp— “Mrs. D., I see that one (hie) and go five better!” Sloshing About' The judges often tell stories on the mem bers of the bar, albeit they are much oftener the subjects of stories themselves. We lately heard one of the former illustrating the pro priety of “letting well enough alone,” by the following anecdote: An affray case was on trial in the circuit court of Pike county, in which some six or eight peace breakers were represented by almost' as many lawyers, each of whom, in turn, put the onljf witness for the State through the tortures of a tedious cross examination. Mat-, a well known Montgomery practitioner, was the counsel for a big black fellow in the crowd, who answered to the name of Saltonstall. As to this defendant, the only proof which was elicited on the examination in chief of the wit ness for the prosecution, was that—to use the peculiar phraseology of the narrator—“ while the rest on ’em was a cussin’ and clinchin’ and pairing off a reg’lar r’yal, Saltonstall jest kept sloshin’ about.” This expression was repeated a half dozen times—Saltonstall kept sloshin’ about. The solicitor and Nat both construed this to mean that Saltonstall was only moving about, drunk, among the combatants, * and the former did not press for an explanatiou. Pre sently, however, it came to Nat’s turn to cross examine for his cilent; and as he had received quite a handsome fee considering how things stood, he felt ‘ bound to make something of a “ demonstration.” So quoth he, with the air of the avenger of injured innocence: “ Come, witness, say over again what it was that Mr. Saltonstall had to do with this affair!” “Saltonstall? Why, I’ve told you several times, the rest on ’em clinched and paired off, but Saltonstall jist kept sloshin’ about.” “ Ah, my good fellow,” exclaimed Nat, quite testily, “ we want to know what that is. It isn’t exactly legal evidence in the shape you put it. Tell us what you mean by sloshiu’ about.” “Well,” answered the witness very deliber ately, “I’ll try. You see, John Brewer and j Sykes they clinched and font. That’s in a legle ' form, ain’t it?” “Oh, yes!” said Nat—“go on!” “Abney and Blackman then pitched into j one another, and Blackman bit off a piece of Abney’s lip—that’s legle, too, ain’t it?” “ Proceed!” “Simpson and Bill Stones and Murray was all together on the ground, a bitin’, gougin’, and j kickin’ one another—that’s legle, too, is it?” “ Very!—but go on!” “And Saltonstall made it his business to backwards and forwards, through the crowd, j with a big stick in his hand, awl knock down ! every loose man in the crowd as fast as he come to ’em! That’s what I call sloshin’ about!” Nat is of opinion, now, that unless a prima facie case is made out by prosecution, on the direct examination of their witnesses, it is quite as well for the defendant to waive his right to cross examine.—Montgomery (Ala.) Mail. Democratic Meeting. Pursuant to previous notice, a respectable j number of the democratic citizens of Inde- I pendence county, assembled at Capt. McCol lough’s liotel in Batesville, on Monday, the lUth day of April, 1854, for the purpose of ap pointing delegates to represent this county in the democratic convention, on the first Monday in May next, to be held in Batesville. The meeting was called to order by Col. A. I. Ambler, and on his motion Maj. Henky Neil was called to the chair, and J. S. Thim ble, esq., appointed secretary. On taking the chair Major Neil explained in a few brief anil appropriate remarks the object of the meeting, i On motion ol Col. Ambler the chair appoint- | ed a committee of seven to select suitable persons j to represent Independence county in the Mav ' convention. Said committee was composed of the following gentlemen: Col. A. I. Ambler, i Capt. Robert A. Childress, Gideon Tucker, esq., C. B. Magruder, esq., Capt. Sanders, Judge John Martin, and James F. Saffold, who im mediately retired and in a few minutes returned and reported the following gentlemen as dele- I gates to the democratic convention, to be held in Batesville, on the first Monday in Mav next: Maj. Henry Neil, Gideon Tucker, esq., and 1 Capt. Robert A. Childress. On motion ot Col. Ambler the delegates se lected by the committee were adopted by the meeting. On motion of Capt. Childress alternates may in case of the absence of either of the above named delegates be selected by the absent de- i legate or delegates and have the same authority j to cast the vote of the county that is granted i bv the meeting to the regular delegates ap pointed. On motion of Col. Ambler the chair appoint ed a committee of reception and hospitality to receive and provide for the delegates from other counties attending said convention, which was sustained by a unanimous vote, including a mo tion tendering the hospitalities of the city.— The following gentlemen were appointed said committee: Col. Ambler, John A. Carter, and W. W. Lewis, esq., who beg leave to tender to the delegates of our sister counties attending said convention the hospitality of the city. John C. Claiborne, esq., then presented^ re solution complimentary of the Hon. R. W. Johnson, our Senator in Congress, which was advocated by a speech from the gentleman of some length, in which he attempted to show the importance of complimenting our public servants, in order to encourage them in sus taining and prosecuting the public good. The gentleman had no ill feeling against either of our present delegation in Congress, and was willing that the names of Hon. W. K. Sebastian and Hon. A. B. Greenwood be included in his resolution; but that Col. Johnson’s name was more immediately associated with the interest and prosperity of the northern portion of the State—hence his desire to pass the resolution bestowing that praise which he considered justly his due from the people of North Arkansas.— The motion to pass Col. Claiborne’s resolution not receiving a second, was accordingly lost. Un motion, the chairman ana secretary were requested to sign the proceednigs of this meet ing, and on motion of J. S. Trimble, Col. Clai borne was requested to publish the proceedings of this meeting in the Democratic Standard and that the democratic papers at Little Rock would please copy. On motion of C. B. Magruder, the meeting adjourned sine die. HENRY NEILL, Chin. J. S. Trimble, Sec’y. Mississippi, Ouachita and Red River Railroad.—In another column, we publish the charter of this railroad. We have already in timated that a committee of gentlemen, con nected with the undertaking, are in the city with a view of enlisting for it the support of our fellow-citizens. We have before us a copy of the engineer’s report of the surveys made on the route, and it appears to us to be most satisfactory. The terms of the charter will speak for themselves to our readers. We shall be exceedingly glad to learn that the efforts to prcsecute the enterprise to a successful issue have not been made in vain, as they certainly ought not to be.—N. 0. Picayune, April 30. From the N. O. Picayune. Defeat of Alvarez—purgation of the South. Vera Cruz, April 21, 1854. u i!!a ,t^e gl.a<i shout renew— Alla Akbar. the Caliph’s in Meru.” Or what amounts to the aame thing, the Dic tator is in Acapulco! Oh, no, hasan’t reached that place just yet, but having some time since passed Cajones, he is now in Coquillos.— These places are, or were, two of the strong holds of Alvarez. The former he evacuated voluntarily—the evacuation of the latter was occasioned only by the strong peristaltic emo tion exercised by a powerful cathartic, in the shape of several thousand bayonets “exhibit ed,” (ask the learned medical faculty if this is not a scientific term) by Dr. Santa Anna. You will see by the papers that His Serene Highness has gained a great victory over the Hy ena. Happily for the sake of humanity, Mexican “ victories” are usually gained, only on paper, (I hope you will not infer from the preceding paragraph that I meen waste paper) are fre quently achieved without the loss of a drop of blood. This Is realy very sensible—it saves lives and dosen’t spoil the officers’ uniforms— moreover, the propriety of one’s ears is not shocked by the horrid noise of “those vile guns.” Of such has been the late “glorious victory” over the insurgents in Guerrero.— Unlike the storming of Ismail, it cannot be said that in the taking of Coquillos— “ Three hundred cannon threw up their emetic, And thirty thousand muskets tiung their pills Like hail, to make a bloody diuretic.” No! aperiently, (as Mrs. Gamp would say,) that great medicine man, Santa Anna, has open ed a passage to the tSouth without resorting either to pill, powder or phlebotomy. Nevertheless, we have had just as great a glorification over it here as though there had been “ ten thousand handsome coxcombs bloody.” The local newspaper actually issued an extrain less than a day after receipt of the intelligence! It did, by all the gods of Hellespont and Greece, and Dr. Faust included! I send it you as a treasure. Let me beseech you to frame it, and stick it up in your composing room, as an object to excite the emulation of all aspiring young typographers. I make an elegant ex tract for your special delectation: The place has already celebrated, with salvos ; of artillery, dianas, (a joyful beat of drum,) and ruffling bob-majors in all the churches, ; the triumph which S. A. S., the President Ge-1 neral, has achieved over the faetionist, Don Juan Alvarez, in the position which the latter deemed impregnable, but which has not been so for the enterprising genius of the valiant and spirited (animoso) general who proposes to de stroy forever the monster of civil discord, and finally, under the regin of order, to make his country great and happy. O^rThe following account of The First and \ Last Duel in Illinois is from Ford’s history of ! that State, just published by S. C. Griggs and j company, Chicago: “The year 1820 was sig nalized by the Jirst and last duel which was ever fought in 111. This took place in Belle ville, St. Clair co., between Alphonso Stewart and Wm. Bennett, two obscure men. The sec onds had made it up to be a sham duel, and to throw the ridicule on B., the challenging party. Stewart was in the secret, but Bennett, his ad- I versary, was left to believe it a reality. They were to fight with rilles; the guns were loaded ; with blank cartridges; and Bennett, somewhat suspecting a trick, rolled a ball into his gun, without the knowledge of the seconds, or of the other party. The word to fire was given, j and Stewart fell mortally wounded. Bennett I made his escape; but two years afterwards he was arrested in Arkansas, brought back to the State, indicted, tried, and convicted of murder. : A great effort was made to procure his pardon, but Governor Bond would yield to no entreaties in his favor, and Bennett suffered the penalty of the law by hanging in the presence of a great multitude of people. This was the first and last duel ever fought in the State by any of its citizens. The hanging of Bennett made : duelling discreditable and unpopular, and laid the foundation for that abhorrence of the prec- | tiee which Inis ever since been felt and expres- | sed by the people of Illinois.” Bayard Taylor relates the following amus- I ing incident in his own experience in Arabia: “ While in Arabia, I had a very remarkable experience. There is a drug in the East whose effect is like that of opium: it is prepared from the Indian hemp. It was much used by the Saracen warriors when about to enter battle, as a stimulus. It produces on the imagination a dou ble consciousness; one part of the mind seems to study, while the other part looks on. From motives of curiosity, I was pursuaded to try the effects of it on my own system. I was in Damascus at the time. Soon after taking the drug the effect began to appear. I saw the furniture in the room, talked with the company, and yet I seemed to be near the Pyramid of Cheops, whose blocks of stone appeared to me like huge squares of Virginiaj tobacco. The scene changed, and I was on the desert in a a boat made of motherof pearl. The sand seem- i ed grains of lustrous gold, through which my boat ran as easly as on the waves of the sea; the air seemed filled with harmonies of the sweetest music; the atmosphere was filled with light, with odors and music. Before me seem ed to be a constant series of arcades of rain bows, through which, for fifteen years I seem ed to glide. The finer senses were developed, and all gratification was a single harmonious sen sation. Hence we easily conceive the origin of the Arabian Nights. My companion, a huge Ken tuckian, tried the drug with an amusing efiect. After looking at me for a while, he started up with the exclamation, “ I’m a locomotive,” and began to cut off his words like the puff of an engine, and to work like the moving of the wheels. At last, he seized the water jug for a drink, but set it down with a yell, saying, “ how can I take water into my boiler, when I am let ting off steam.” Barnum’s Preparations at the Crystal Palace.—Barnum, it appears, is making im mense preparations for the opening of the Crys tal Palace, which is to be equal to the grand reception of Jenny Lind at Castle Garden.— The Palace is to be opened with a grand con cert, in which all the principal artists are to sing. The tickets are to be sold at auction, and, of course, there will be great competition for them from various quarters, and among all per sons. Barnum’s administration of the Crystal Palace aflairs will be a curious and philosophic experiment. Q^r* It is said that of the three hundred thou sand conscripts who composed the French army class of 1851, but fifty out of every one hun dred knew how to read and write. The ave rage height of the men was but five feet five inches—or about the same as the class of the preceding year. This is probably a less height than would be obtained in any other civilized nation. The French army is remarked by all strangers to be composed of small men. But they generally possess a wiry, sineway frame, are encumbered with no extra flesh, and capa ble of enduring great fatigue. Rothschild and Palestine. We clip the following from the Vermont Chronicle: “ 14 is rumored in Paris that M. deRotshchild offered to accept the terms proposed for the I urkish loan, or even to advance a larger sum, provided a mortgage was given him on Pales tine.” This rumor is highly suggestive. Even' re flecting Christian must have had frequent thoughts of the Jews, of Palestine, and of the precious promises and prophecies laid up for them in the Bible, during the thickening of the war plot, which now must inevitably involve all Europe. The great battle of Armageddon —the angel standing in the sun calling all the fowls of heaven to the feast of the great God —the treading of the wine-press without the city, and the blood coming to the horse bridles, are passages of holy writ which come up be fore the mind with awful grandeur, clothed with the idea of a possible fulfilment within a short time! Palestine is the Lord’s inheritance, reserved for the seed of Abraham. The Turk ish power holds it. That power must give way before the plans of Divine Providence. Its down fall is imminent; and who next shall owrn Pa lestine? Evidently the Jews. I he world has wondered at the wealth of the Rothschilds. They are Jews. Why has Providence raised them up and placed in their hands an amount of wealth equal to that of many an entire kingdom? May it not be for such a time as this? The Turkish ] tower, straitened for money to fight against Russia, comes to one of the Jews to borrow', lie asks a mortgage on Palestine; and on this condition offers more money than Turkey asks. The Sul tan knowing that Palestine is one portion of his diminions on which the Emperor of Russia hats fixed his covetous eyes, that he may command the Mediterranean and Red seas, and also the mouths of the Nile, would the more readily mortgage it to Rothschild,to put it as far from the enemy as possible, and identify it with the interests of Western Europe, and by this means the more effectually secure the "aid of England and France. In the event Turkey is swallowed up—the mortgage lies unredeemed —Palestine is once more the property of an Is raelite. But Russia is determined to have it; but to obtain it must fight all Europe—and the bust great conflict is on this sacred ground.— There the wine-press is trodden—without the city of Babylon—popedom. Palestine being in possession of the Saracens and Turks, has always been beyond the limits of the Papacy. New forms of government arise all over Eu rope, and the Jews return to their fatherland under the deed of Rothschild. These are thoughts which quickly sprung up in our mind upon reading the above four lines. A Curious Story. Any one who has been this winter to the Ita lian Opera, must have seen the lady, (a beauti ful brunette,) and the gentleman, (a young, handsome, aristocratic looking man, who is, alas! one eyed, and also limps,)—both English peo ple—who furnish forth the hero and the he roine of the following story, which is current and generally believed in the orchestra of that Opem house. They are cousins. This is their history:— Araballa-is the daughter of a Hear Admiral of the Royal Navy. When she was sixteen her father married her to one of his friends, a Captain, who was greatly older than herself. Shortly after their marriage, being or dered to the Mediterranean, he took his wife with him and lodged her suitably in Malta.— Her cousin William, who is also*in the navy, managed to come to Malta by another ship of the squadron. He was soon at home in the Captain’s house, although the latter felt some what jealous, which he was too proud to show. As the ship iay some distance from the quay, the Captain returned home late almost every night. One night the sea was so rough that the Captain sent in word to his wife, Arabella, that he would stay on board the ship all night. What’s rough for a Captain is rough for a Lieu tenant—the Lieutenant staid on shore—he staid with his cousin. They were sitting cosily to gether, and talking so agreeably the time pas sed away unperceived, when at one o’clock in the morning there was a knocking at the door; the wife recognized her husband’s knock!— They felt guilty—I know not why—and they scarcely knew what to do. In his fright, Wil liam ran into a closet, and hid himself behind the clothes which hung there. When the hus band came in, he found his wife very much embarrassed; he was furious with jealousy; sus pecting something was concealed in the open closet, he drew his sword and gave some twen ty vigorous thrusts in every part of it. They seemed to produce no effect. He explained the cause of his unexpected return—his ship had just been ordered to Greece, to enforce the claim of Don Pacifico,and he sailed that night. As soon as his truuk was packed he left the house, convinced that his suspicions were un founded. As soon as he had gone his wife ran to the closet—“William?” She saw a lived hand try to push aside the clothes there, and then a body fell covered with blood. William had received four wounds, but he had conquer ed his pain to save his cousin. Those wounds occasioned his blindness and his limping. The Captain heard at last of them. He separated from his wife. ’ Her father having died shortly after her marriage, she lives in Paris with her cousin William. They have each of them a fortune; and with gold dust one might blind Argus himself in Paris.—Pam Cor. of Boston Atlas. 0^7“ The “ Know-Nothings” are not to have all the fun to themselves. Another organiza tion has been introdifeed,called the “ Say-Noth ings.”—Aa. Notwithstanding these new aspirants for pub lic favor, that old organization, the “Do-No things,” is still on the increase. Members are to be seen at all hours at the corners of the streets. Badge—a gash under the arm-pits and a patch on the left knee. Place of initiation, the nearert three cent doggery. [Cleveland Plaindealer. The Spirit of the Times learns from a Wash ington correspondent that there lias just been formed in that city an Order called, “The Sov ereign Order of ‘Have Nothings.’” We would suggest that there might very plenteous materials be found for the establish ment of yet another of these Orders—that of the Deserve-Nothings.—N. 0. Pic. A Duel.—The Kosciusko (Miss.) Sun, of the 15th inst., says: We understand that Col. Bunch has challeng ed the Hon. D. W. Saddler to tight a duel.— Mr. Saddler has accepted the challenge, to fight with rifles sixty yards. Bunch has crossed over to the Alabama line, and is now awaiting the arrival of his antagonist. Ohio Liquor Law.—The Ohio Legislature, now in session, has adopted a stringent liquor law. It provides for punishing by fine and im prisonment for selling liquors to parties intoxi cated, or who are in the habit of getting intoxi cated. It also makes the vender liable to a civil suit for damages. The bill is now in the hands of the Governor.