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THE DEMOCRAT. *
Yaasetlvlil*. Ark., Iiiurf M, \*U. 4 ImMi Praia; AmcUte, J PnlUtkert and PrgprUten. Mw-Vy «taln, Batteafleld EniUing, East Mala Street.__ JAMES E. BATTENFIEID, Editor. 1 TO»hamatl earreipontlanee, and commune- 1 •aMoat pertaining to the editorial depart- ( anl should it addreaeed. —mm—«—aw— | RATES OF ADVERTISING. fit. | s M. I • a. I » M S 6qu.ro.... I*w *s® ISqnnrro ... 4 00 • «0 16 00 »OJi 1 Square.... * w 1* 00 | *4 0U 401) 4wju.ro.... »W «#l ;# ,»» . I Column ... 36 00 «00»| (0 W 1** » ' Special notices double tlie above rate. Editorial notl.ro tweuty-Sve rente a line for the llr.t and Sfteen cenU for each addi tion Insertion. All transient advertisements cash in advance. Marriage and obituary notices not to exceed four lines, free; over fonr twenty eentt per lino. ( anl. or communications of a personal character, If admissible at all, double the uau.l rates, and strictly In advance. The Democrat Ha. lbs largest circulation of any paper in the State, ontside of Little Rock, and is not surpassed by any other paper In the South west being circulated in nearly every town and city in the sooth and west, and read by an Intelligent, enterprising people. TS RMS: ; year (lu hdvnnce).$1 50 • ninth*. 75 • ninth*.40 Single copy, 5 cent*. SALUTATORY. With our moat graceful bow we present to the reading public, this, the first number of the Rus sellville Democrat. The want of a county newspaper that would he hath reliable and resDonsible. and at the same time thoroughly identified with, and devoted to the intcresta of our own county, has long been felt The newspa per business here has been abus ed. The attempt to conduct an enterprise of this kind has been made under several different man agements, and we regret to say, has from various causes, oftener been a failure than otherwise. The principal cause we think has been want of means to conduct the business, on the part of the managers. Another cause why such an entesprise has failed has been a lack of identified interests between the press and the people. The press in many instances du ring the last few years, has been fed by public printing, bestowed by the state, and has, so long as the public printing was given to it, been independent of the people, dead or indifferent to their in terests, and pledged rather to serve the wishes and purposes of the party by which it was fed, than to advocate the cause of the people. To supply this want for a good home paper and to guard against any more hum-bugging of the people, by further starts and failures of irresponsible parties who might be tempted to engage in the newspaper business here, it affords us pleasure to announce vu our invuus nuu u» tuu • that an arrangement has been ef fected by which we arc enabled to offer them the Democrat with the full assurance that it is placed on a firm basis and will be a perma nent thing. And we congratu late the people of our county and town upon the successful forma tion of the Russellville Printing and Publishing Association, to whom the Democrat office be longs and to whose energy and enterprise ;* (luc the credit of es tablishing this paper on a sure foundation. The association is composed of some of the most responsible and respectable and public spirited men in our county, and will prove to be of great benefit to the coun ty. The President of the Associa tion it J. B. Erwin, the Vice Pres., R. J. Wilson, the Sectctary, George E. Howell, the Treasurer, J. G. Eergnson, the Executive Committee, J. L. Shinn, James W. Russell, and Dr. J. W. Pruitt, j The Stockholders arc men of res ponsibility and respectability.: We trust tbeir enterprise and public spirit will be appreciated, j and the paper launched forth un II der their auspices—the Democrat i ^ —received favorably and patron j | i*ed liberally. The Democrat j i wiP b> ii people* paper' ft will I e thoroughly identified with, and e voted to the interests of the peo ple of Pope county, and their onse will be its cause. The oice of the Dkuociut will al rays be heard contending for the tIGHT, and opposing the VRONG. It will be reasonable md conservative in all things, md “Ilere ah til tht prow the ptopltt right maintain, Una wad by taSBcart tad uabrlbtd by gala." We shall endeaver to give our ‘eaders the latest and most relia ble news, correct information on :urrent events at home and else where, correct Market reports, kc. We shall give such reading natter as will be suitable and ac septable for the fireside and household circle. The Agricul tural interests of the country shall have part of our spaee each week. We solicit the support and pat ronage of our fViends throughout the county and promise them jusl as good a paper as our humble abilities can furnish. ARE YOU READY ROH EM PIRE? The extraordinary action of the highest officials in our govern ment toward our much abused and distressed sister state, Louis ana,—the unparelled and unpre cedented spectacle of the military power, in a land claiming to have a republican form of government being brought into requisition t< disperse me legislature ui i State of this Union, lawfully anc pcacably assembled and fresl from the hands of the sovereign people,—this unblushing disre gard and flagrant violation of th< most sacred provisions which ou best and ablest American states men have been able to incorpor ate into the Constitution of th< United States, here displayed bi the very head of the government officials, and the levity and com posure with which the boson friends of the Administration rs ceive this encroachment upoi the rights of free men—this usurpation of pow er—all this seems like the thump ingof the speaker’s gavel be fore he puts the stupenduoui question for which the dominan party seems to have beei endeavering to prepare th« American mind, “Are you read} for Empire?1’ Nay, it is more than the men thumping of the gavel, it is bring ing the question itself square)} and fairly before the people, anc that too, in its most arbitrary anc pointed terms. But Hush! Hark Hear the answer of the People Hear it, and thank God for it Hear a chorus of millions o voices of American freeman joir in the answer. From Main t< California—from the sunny shon of Florida to the icy lakes on th< North, we hear the deep mutter ings of an outraged and an indig nant people waned to tne sates n tones louder, sharper, and quick er than the booming of Sheridan'i guns, bearing the answer, RE PUBLIC FOREVER! Not yet are the American peo pie ready for Empire. Not yet are they ready to accept the favor ite argument of tyrant monarchs— that the people arc not capable ol self government, albeit Grant and Sberidan desire it never so much. If anybody is so foolish to sup por.e one hundred year* is the length of time allotted to the greatest Republic of the world, they are badly mistaken. PAY FOR JUDGES OF ELECTION. Senate bill to JU the sala ries of the members of the County Boards of Election supervisors, Judges of Election, Clerks, Ate., of the election held October I3th, 1874, to pay them two dollars each, per day. passed in the House on the 22d inst. by a vote of 46 against 31. ARKANSAS MATTERS AT WASHINGTON. The Congressional committee las as yet made no report on the Urooks-Baxtar case. There is nuch ditference of opinion as to he legality of the newconstitution. It is now understood that Mr. Po und will sustain the Garland gov irnment. There is but one mem tor of the rommiltc—Mr. Ward— mlngonistic to the present state foverniuent. KEEP YOU* MONEY AY HOME. In Pope county there an at least 1400 families. How many of these families take and read a paper? Perhaps 400, perhaps not so asany. Moat of those who are subscribers for a paper, are taking some paper ; which Is published, In some ! cases, thousands of miles away froas .here—papers which are conducted In the interests of the people where the paper Is located—papers which can uot possibly advance the inter ests of our county any at all, and which care nothing for onr people only to get $1 per year out of them for the paper, which two dollars never finds its way back hare again. Every family in Pope conuty ought to have a newspaper, and ! ought to read It. They ought to | have the paper that will do them j the most good—that will advocate | their cause, and that knows their wants. Xo paper published hun dreds of miles away can do this. Your home paper can do it—tha Democrat can do It, and will do It. Recognising the fact that times are hard here, and wishing to place the Democuat within the reach ol every family In our county, the Demockat will be only one dollar and fifty cents per year. Every man can afford this. Every Intelli gent woman and child appreciates a paper which they can read atthelt leisure moments. Every wife, who with busy feet and tolling hands helps her husband continually In her quiet, uncomplaining way, from dawn of day until dark, deserves i paper to read when at night she sits down to rest. Every robust farmei boy who helps hla father plow and sow and reap, making hla physical organisation strong and vigorous, needs a paper to read when his work Is done •w kiiBb me iiicuMi vrgnmziuon ux may grow and become strong bright and quick. Every man wh< la a man can afford to supply tin loving wife and helping boya wltl at least one paper, especially whet It costs but |1.80 per year. Xo in telligent man can afford to be with out a paper in his family. Tom home paper is the paper to take. W< expect to get 1000 subscribers It three months. SSRHSHBBHSHHHHH* Russellville and Popeconnty it running wild for a newspaper Keep still, the Independent hat already a larger circulation in your county that any home journal you have ever had published In youi midst Do not let this spirit ol sudden enterprise take yon be yond the bounds of reason, for yoi cannot get up as good a paper it Pope county as the Independent and it will always give you th< general news. Should a paper however, be started in Pope coun ty, we pledge ourselves to do all we can for its advancement Pop« county ought to, and will suatatn a good paper, and better people do not exist in the state than 1 those of old Pope.—[Dardanellc Independent We don’t know just exactly about all this. We don't knou I wbat circulation any home papei ! published heretofore in Pope coun ty has had, nor do we know what circulation the Independent has ■ but we do know that we are going to try to give the people of Pope , county the very beet paper w< are able to get up. We suggest friend Cloyd, that we leave it tc the people to pronounce upon the respective merits of the Independ ent and the Democxat. OUT FOB NO. 1. If you want to get along well,—if you want to hear what la transpiring in your county and State,—if you want to know when and where there la an Administrator's or Execu tor’* sale,—if you want te know where there are lands to rent,—if you want to know where yon can buy land,—if you want to sec the claims allowed by your County j Court,—if you want to see and know , the financial condition of yor . coun ty,— If you want *o »now when tax es ate tone collected,—if you want | to see the delinquent tax-list,—If ; you want your boy* and girls to be bright and intelligent, send us $1.10 and get the Demockat for one vear, and it will tell you all the above' and more. A GOOD LAW". The act making stealing to the : amount of #2.00 a penetentiarv I offence has passed both houses of | the legislature and been signed by the governor. ) etty thieves had I l>ettcr abandon their evil practices and go ‘o honest labor. We hope the passage of this act will either ! he the cause of the reform of some I of this class who have been plying ; their nefarious occupation about Russellville, or land them in the ' state penetentiarv. ANDREW JOHNSON. The friends of "Old Andy" will be glad to learn that lie has been elected to the United States Senate! from Tennessee. Notwithstanding tiie strong opposition he seemed to1 have and the strenuous efforts made j to .defeat him, lie came off more> than mnquorer. We congratulate our sister state! "7 her selection. Old Andy will Mick in hi* democratic principles— | "" he said In a short talk to ten ,l'"<i«md |ic.)|,|r fn Vn.thvill*. mHKKATaMHjjmn Johnson DmM fbw* «mm> mm, and a Oast era! JaMla Mamtiub, January**.—'The con vention met at noon. Oov. Brown refttaed to let hi* name to be again presented before the convention. Oastavns A. Henry, William H. Ste phens and D, M. Key were nomina ted. On the fifty-fourth ballot, Johnson received 47: Henry, 13; Stephens, 34; Key, 4; Ewing 11— necessary to a choice, SO. Fifty-fifth ballot, Johnson, K; Henry, 11; Ste phens, 38; Key, 3; Ewing, t. The president declared Andrew John son elected United States senator, amid the wildest excitement and enthusiasm. Mkmmus, January M,—The elec tion of ex-President Johnson as sen ator, causes much rejoicing here among hit admirers. A great part of the opposition to him has dlaap* peered within the past week. One hundred guns were fired on the hluK this evening In honor of the election. To-morrow nights public meeting will be held, with speeches In honor of the event. Nashville, Janusry 26.—The en thusiasm and excitement over the election of Hon. Andrew Johnson to the United States senate, to day, Is beyond description. He atadea thirty minute speech to ten thousand people on tne puniic square tnts eve* , nlng, announcing his adherence to democratic principles as set forth in his administration of the govern ment and former speeches. Rumors were on the streets and in the hotels this evening that he made conces sions to the republican members of the legislature for their votes. He ! denied emphatically having made concessions In any form or entering into any understanding with other 1 candidates, or the opposition; that | he was elected upon the broad plat form of the constitution and the ad ministration of the laws as enuncia ted by the na'tlonal democracy. LOUISIANA. The Bom Committee at Work —Ex-Ooveraor Welle Tells his Story. New Oxlkaxs, January M—Ex Governor Wells appeared before the congressional committee to-day, and submitted the returning board’s re port to the legislature of about sev enty pages of foolscap. The reason why he did not appear before the sub-committee was that he had not been aubpeened, and that he liad no notice of their being here except through the newspapers; did not thluk they would leave so soon; in tended to go to Washington and tes-J tlfy but heard that another commit tee was coming; all the polls In Rapids were thrown out; we had no other; made ray affidavit on Decem ber I4th; filed these statements and mentioned those facts to the board. Hr. Hoar asked If the council had access to that affidavit before filing their briefs? 1tr.ll. .^SJ k. aft_La .ft_ did. Mr. Hoar—Was It filed before go ing into session f Gov. Wells—Just before. The council would have had time to ex amine that affidavit If he had re mained long enough to have reached that Parish, tisije could have had -iino if he had wished it. That there was no protest by the election offl ; cers in Rapids, because It was worth j a man's life to do so. Judge Man ning, one of the woret leaguers In in the country made up the supervi sor* statement. The sheriff of the parish is a white leaguer, and held on until the 20th of December. They put in the regular sheriff af terwards. The recorder is a McEn ery man. Mr. Marshall asked If Gov. Wells had been assaulted in Rapid* parish? Gov. Wells—I was not assaulted, but my life was threatened. I re ceived a letter from my son-in-law. The letter was read, and it advised the governor to beware, that he would be killed by stealth, while he j was in the discharge ofliis duty, 1 his friends would die with him In protecting him. He said assassin* can Intimidate, hut nty enemies dare not face me; I am not afraid. I i could not speak in the parish, and I i! would have been killed. The color- J ed jieople were my only friends du rlug the war,when I was driven out for roy opinions, they watched over ° me and cared for me. I beard no 1 insn threaten im life. I 1875. 18767 pmrieTiti or Tint MHELLVtUKMOCMT, niuntt wbkklt at Tn Doiociat, An of Uborol wHmmmmfv*, —Ami A uu ■>!«*« iwrt 0* Current Events! mk ia aad «*t at mu tmmwtj u< NMo, And dovotod to LOCAL, POLITICAL, COMMERCIAL, AGRICULTURAL, AKD LITERARY IYTELLI EMPHATICALLY THE ••PEOPLES PAPER.” The Dkxocbat Is thoroughly In dependent In Its course, under no pledge or covenant to support the schemes or fortunes of any asan or set of men, always having at heart first, the good of the people of Pope county,and of the state of Arkan sas. It claims no right to lead or direct In politics, or any other sphere; hut It does claim the right, and will fearlessly and at all times assert It, to speak Its own opinions, on all matters coming within the scope oipt* duty as an Independent Journal. Whatever prominence It maintains In the affairs of this county or State, will be voluntarily accorded by the people who support It. In short the Dkmocsat wishes to be judged solely upon Its own merits as a local and state newspa per, having for Its chief object the I dissemination of the news of the day wiui sucn comment* upon current topics ss seem appropriate and are consdentlonsljr entertained by its management. It will heartily sup port all movement*, political or otherwise, which promise to fur- , thur, and unhesitatingly oppose those which would Jeopardise, the Interests of the people. In every department It will be as enterpris ing as Its patronage will Justify. ' Sensible men will approve the busi ness management that limits expen diture to the bounds of Income; on- ' ly fools or enemies expect a degree of excellence in all points that can 1 ilone be attained by the possession »f resources and Income. _ II i year (In advance).|] 55 Six Months... 75 || Letters for publication and com- ^ ranlcstions relative to the editorial epartment sbonld he addressed to ▲ VES E. BATTEN FIELD. Communications from advertisers, r upon any business connected with ie ofllice should he addressed to C< B F. JOBE, '’•#>#: e •» 4 m vy. P i 3. L. gHiyg X L. ItHNNy Wfcohaalo ad NlaU dealer In enemi mbknmme 1 FUU MY MBS DEPARTMENT. Ladle*' Dree* Oode, a largo aad full otock of mrcot and lateet; Table Linen aad Kapklna; Faraeol* ad Uaberellaa TH« LATBT 8TVLU Of Oenta and Ldlea’ Olovee and Hoolery; tall In of Lao**, Rib bon*, Kaabrodenr, Dree* Traualnga, M. Fall and Complete Stock » Guns’ ai» Ben -LABGXAKD: #*// §toi[k Boats and Show far Gants, Ladles, Ion, Misses A Chthlran, of all Kinds and qualities. Also, Hats, both Jk n’s Ladies' Boys’ and r mss' of the LATEI1 AID **ttl JTUII. -;«tse a ren torn or: HARDWARE Cutlery, Qneensware, Glassware Iron, Malls of all sites, Horse Shoes and Malls Castings, Cooking Stores Plows Plow Points aad flxtnres A COMPLETE STOCK OP MM! COfFKI tYMPS >*»«"*■ on«s,<:«rn Meal and Plonr, Cotton Yarn, and In feet __en_. a . . -* -~"Ti wowwj in m General Store. ly Oooda are all Selected with care and an all bought n I)1? **•* ‘“heaeeat nwtketa trasassaasT v Cuk > fa Ipmla'. Oil;! ri^A1.1:.lperi.‘m.oe ofww twenty yean In biialne** I fad confident 1 can »fibr IDUCIMINTt UNIQUAIED -! BT iRY snUk'— DUK IN TNI COUNTNYi kankfhl to my many Menda aaui ^SsSMTS1ST;1 Continuance oftlaame and guarantee fiatUfii-tlon. ** **• ft# Feu ToCTMairaa. *1. L. thlnn. nsv‘ ine.T'r. KPg8KLLVfLI,E ADVTS. bTb. harrel^ DtiltR iv DRUGS, MEDICINES, Paints, Oils, Dye>Stuff«, PERFUMERIES, •TATIONCA Y, FHE TOBACCO AMCHAI& nnmm> mtamnm lCis»NaM, Day or Night, Bncfaanan 8t..... IhuaallvlHo, Ark. (tl-1 W. P. WOOTEN. >uin in Panel Groceries* Canned Goods! TEAS, BrUUsat ad IWMs hull af fleer. tub "ROYAL" MONO rOWKF, Xavjr Beans, Soar Kraut, A ad la a I «al» «; the lowest cash prleas, aad res paetfallj aak aa hapacllaa of my slack. W. P- Wootnn, Bawellvllla, Ark. Tint dear coath of lUrroM's Draa slora. Baehaaaaa streat.[ti-i] J. W. Bronx. Alva Rvssbll. RUSSBLL ABRO. ■-: dsalbbs IB.. QEMERAL MERCHAMBE, Keep Conatantly on band, at tbeir Old Stand, on Main Straat a Selection of DRY GOODS. Monona and groceries. ALSO AJTD HATS & CAPS or THK LATEST STYLES WILL RECEIVE ^*0000 or ALL KINDS OR CASH!!! Ib Excb«S® for their good. Which they .ell Extremely Low. -•II and 8m The*, No Trouble to Sho% Gooda at This Row*. [4|.,j BUSSELL ABRO.