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On Main street. Service* every ttrst
Sunday at 10 o’clock a. m. amt I.1, o’clock p.
m. All are invited, ltev. A. Cox, Pastor.
Baptist Church— On Main street. Ser
vices every third Sabbath. All are invited
to attend. Itev. M. Crawford Pastor.
Methodist Church* South—every second
Sabbath. All are Invited to attend.
Rev. W. .7. DODSON, Pastor.
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Rev. /.. KEETON', Pastor.
Sl’NDAV SCHOOL at the Presbyterian
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A1I children anil parents arc respectfully
invited to attend.
R. J. IVILSON, Superintendent.
Christian Church.—Elder .7. B. Dalton, i
Evangelist of the < hristian Church, will !
commence lircui hing in Russellville, on j
Saturday night before the second Isird s |
tiny in each Month. On Monday night and
Tuesay following at Balil Hill.
MAsoss—Moot on Main street on j
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Month. J. W. Kuaaell, W. M. J. B.
Erwin Sec’ty.
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week. J. W. Kusaell, W,. C. T. J. F.
Mundny, Secretary.
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Governor,.A. II. OAKLAND.
Secretary of state,..... II. R. BEAVERS.
Auditor,.Win. It. MILLER.
Treasurer,. T. .T. CHURCHILL.
Attorney General, .s. l* HUGHES.
< om'r. >tate land#,.J. N. SMITIIEE.
Cnancellor.L R. EAKIN.
Clerk of Chancery Court, E. II. ENGLISH.
Adjutant General,.C. 11. WOOD.
i hief Justice.K. II. ENGLISH.
Associate#, W. M. llarri#jn, and David
will MUUlUiai UISUIUI.
Composed of the counties of Rope, John
son, Franklin, Crawford, Sebastian, Sarber
and Yell.
< irruit. Judge,.W. W. MANSFIELD.
1'roM. Att’y.,.I. 1*. 11 YE US.
4th Senatorial Pist.
Senator.i ll AS. E. TOBEY.
Representative, ..N. I). SIIINN.
shorin’.108. l'KTTY.
« Irik,.A. J. HAYI.1SS.
< minty JwlKr, KKAN'K TIIACIl.
Assessor.. c». W. O. DAVIS, i
TreaHurer, s. R. BARKER.
i oroner,. JNO. I*. LANGFORD.
Surveyor, .J AS. I. l*OTT8.
Mayor,.B. \V. ( LEAVER.
Recorder,.*. . . II. F. W1IITK.
Treasurer,.I NO. A. ERWIN,
Street (.oinmiMlouer,. . J AS. W. RCssELL.
Towu Marshal,.C. (’. I.CKKK.
Carpenter, Builder,
All Work promptly attended to and paIIp
faction guaranteed.
Jfcfir-shop South-east corner of River and
Lav id streets.
The iiop; who leads the blind
man to the different free him-hos
is ;i bar pilot.
As Radical as the Most Radi
cal, But Can’t go any Fur
ther in the Direction of
a Military Despotism.
| The South Punished, Robbed,
Outraged and Oppressed
Long Enough.
A Scathing Rebuke to the
President, and the Ad
ministration Party.
Pinclihack on the War-path
What he thinks of Lou
isiana Matters.
Somebody Got to “Smell Hell.**
St. Louis Dispatch Special.]
Washington, Feb. 27.—Iu the
discussion last night on the force
bill, the great speech of the occa
sion was that made by Hawley, of
Connecticut, the editor of the
Hartford Courant, a soldier of
distinguished reputation in the
volunteer portion of the federal
army, the journalist whom White
fooled into the publication of his
ceieoraieu leuer on me Aiaoama
outrages, which was so unmerci
fully taken up, exposed and ridi
culed by the whole northern
press, and hertofore a staunch
supporter and defender of Gen.
Grant. Gen. Hawley said that he
had been ns radical as the most
radical of them, but he had con
cluded to cail a "halt, lie loved
the union—the true union—and
republican institutions more than
he ever did
It was time to giY’e the south a
chance. She had been punished,
robbed, outraged and oppressed
enough. He was sorry, but he
could not go any further with his
party in the direction of a milita
ry despotism. He would never
vote again, so help him God, to
give President Grant any more
power. He was already strong
enough to be dangerous. Such,
also, Yvas the condition of the
country, that a real peace was ira
peritively demanded. In his own
6tate, factories were idle, men
were out of work, taxes were eat
ing up the substance of the peo
ple; confidence was gone, and
doubt, complaining, Buttering and
indignation everywhere; and all
because one half of the union was
being devoured by thieves and
scoundrels, while the other half
were looking on like fools or idiots,
without, for a long time, knowing
with them. They had learned at
last, however. The last election
in Connecticut had told the story
of the reaction. Its results had
sent forih a loud voice for right,
justice and reconciliation. If
what has been done in Louisiana
iiad been done in Connecticut, I,
as a loyal man, tell you that I
would have cried out for muskets
to meet muskets, for state troops
to fight United State troops. We
must say come to a halt, or the
republican party will go into its
grave—go now, go at the next
election the most thoroughly ha
ted, despised and damned party
that ever existed in history. I
cannot vote for the caucus force
bill and retain my self respect;
I cannot vote for it nnd remain
true and loyal to civil and indi
vidual liberty; I cannot vote for
it and admit that, although the
war has been over ten j ears, the
party that lias conquered in the
war, that has hnd absolute
control in the government ever
since, is this day forced to sus
pend the writ [of habeas corpus
and give military and dictorial
I power into the hands of a presi
i dent who lias already shown bit
contempt too often and too long
, for the civil law and the con
I stitution.
The rage, consternation, snvag
criticism and brutal denunciatioi
that followed Hawley after In
made his speach were perfectl;
characteristic of the dcsperat
revolutionists who had expectct
an ally in this bold, out spoken
independent editor and fcdern
Other speeches were made hi
Willard, of Vermont, and Buck
ner of Missouri, but Hawley's wai
the great
It has counted, too, powerfully
It has put republicans to think
ing. It comes from a source
about which there is neither fool
: ishness nor make believe.
Finchback is still on the war
path. He says that he has been
! made a cat's paw of; that he has
been humbled, disgraced, and
! made both a fool and a dog before
the nation, and somebody has got
to “smell hell”—his exact words.
He denounces Grant, and says
that he has lied to him; Conkling
ha calls a civet cat; Ferry, ol
Connecticut, “a d—d old copper
head;” and Frclinghuvsen, a fos
sil “with gout in his head and a
fork iu his tongue.” He is in cor
respondence constantly with
Hahn, the speaker of the Kellogg
legislature and evidently there is
a flank movement of some kind on
I foot. It is believed that the Kcl
j logg legislature, before the com
I promise now oeing negotiated dc
tween the conservatives and the
congressional committee is effect
ed, will remove all the conserva
tive legislators who are acting
This is Pinchback’s advice. He
wants to see, he says, whether Mr
Grant will dare to use his bayo
nets again. Trouble is ahead,
i sure, and some of the richest and
rarest developments touching the
administration ring in Louisiana
that was ever made in a country
calling itself republican.
A Lost Father.
Even along the Valley of the Wil
lamette (Oregon) m y be found
persons around whose lives cling
a dark cloud of romance strnnger
far than half the Action written in
the yellow covered novels of this
sensational generation. We have
jast learned of one most strange,
queer and unnatural, and which
runs as follows:
About twenty five years ago a
man named William Blair left
St. Stephen's Parish, in the Prov
ince of New Brunswick, leaving
two of his children behind him.
No one knew whither he had wan
dered or seemed to care. The
little children, both girls, were
cared for by the friends until
they wearied, and next went as
parish charges, where they re
mained until able to earn their
own living by labor, which they
did. For nearly twent five years
not a word was heard by them of
their father, whose remembrance
had almost fuded by the lapse of
years. During this time Mr. Blair
wandered throughout almost ev
ery State in the Union, at last
coming to a halt on the banks of
I the Willamette, near the setting
sun. lie was an old man, his sun
was low, and a j-ear ago it set to
rise again on the morn of that
great Day of Judgment. His
daughters had passed into wo
manhood, the eldest marrying a
gentleman named Waters, taking
up a home in Haiuesvillc, Mass.
During the past j’ear Judge Hur
ley, of Lafayette, and P. A. Wood,
of this city, succeeded in ascer
taining the whereabouts of these
children, to whom the old man
had willed all his property, if they
j could be found, and informing
them of the fact. About ten days
ago Mr. Waters and wife arrived
in this city on the way to their
new home up the valley. The
other sister is soon to follow, and
thus by a strange affair in the
tide of time they will ussemble
beneath the roof around which
clings strange memories of the
past—their girlhood lives and the
presence of a father whose spirit
has passed beyond the clouds.
A Baltimore man was “deliver
j ed of an address.”
| By Dr. A. R. Winfield, in th<
1 House of Representatives.
From the Gazette.]
| j The following is the appropriate
I and eloquent prayer offered by D
j A. R. Winfield, at the opening o
j the h nise yesterday morning
which was ordered spread on th<
journal. Its pure sentiment ant
holy thought echo in main
1; hearts.:
| “Oh, God we thank Thee foi
j the blessings of the day. We ac
knowledge Thee ns the fountair
; of all good, and the giver of al
things. Thou art the only true
i and living God, and we bow in
! profound adoration before Thy
throne and offer our sacrifice ol
thanksgiving. We thank Thee foi
the day. We thank Thee tlial
Thou hast make us in Thine own
image, and created us to work oul
a grand destiny and to fulfill a
glorious mission. Thou hast
made us to be free and happy
here, and to live with God forever.
May we by no wickedness of ours
thwart the promise of Heaven,
and banish ourselves from Thy
presence, but may we endeavor to
serve our generation by the will
of God and finally be saved. We
thank Thee that the clouds are
passing away', and that
the sun will soon gild the heavens,
and fairy spring will soon adorn
the earth with birds and flowers.
and warm the earth with life from
the winter of death. We thank
Thee for the tidings of to-day.
We thank Thee for the signs of
peace returning to our poor, op
pressed State. We thank Thee
that our politiclal sky is becom
ing clear and bright. We thank
Thee that the tyrant’s heel of op
pression is lifted from the neck of
our state, after many years of suf
fering and oppression. We pray
i that we may now prove ourselves
worthy of the blessings of free
dom, and that not only our state,
but that our whole couutry may
breathe the air of freemen. May
we indulge no sins, individual or
national that will call for the
judgements of Almighty God.
God grant that reason and moder
ation may rule the power. May
we rise above all passion and prej
udice, and give to every man,
without any relation to color or
previous condition, the right to
work out their own destiny, and
enjoy all the blessings of freedom.
May God bless our governor and
all our state officers, and give
them wisdom to carry out the
great purposes of government.
May God bless Arkansas, and
may she now go forward in the
great work of progress and im
provement, and become one of the
j brightest stars of this union,
j May God bless our legislators,
, and direct them to proper conclu
j sions and wise legislation. We
thank I lice that after many
months of toil without
fee or reward, they have
toiled on till the day
of deliverance has come, and now
j their day of reward has come in
{the smile ofGod and the plaudits
j of their countrymen. Bless their
i families; bless our whole country;
bless all now. Bo pleased, oh,
Lord! to bring all these men in
safety to their homes, and amid
the congratulations of their neigh
bors and families may they find a
full reward of all their toil. May
God grant that we may all live
well, die happy, and bo saved in
Heaven for Christ’s sake. Amen.
Value of Time.—As nothing
truly valuable can bo attained
without industry, so there can be
no persevering industry without a
deep sense of the vaiue ot time.
Disputes.—It is an excellent
rule to lie observed in all disputes,
that men should give soft words
and hard arguments; that they
should not so much strive to vex
as to convince an opponent.
Solitude and Society.—It is ea
sy, in the world, to live after the
world's opinion; it is easy in sol
itude to live after your own; but
the great man is he who, in the
midst of the crowd, keeps with
perfect sweetness the iudepend
| enec of solitude.
A Novel Matrimonial Society
, We have heard of matrimonifl
agencies that profess to brin|
| about happy unions, attended b;
, the material comforts which ar<
. the fruits of wealth; but we hav<
r ‘ never foreseen that a society
1 would be founded to encourage—
,: or rather enforce—uneven mar
[ j rlnges between rieli men and pool
| women. Yet we have it as a fact
; and on no less an authority that
. | that of the well known paper The
Tagblatt, of Vienna, that a socie
ty has been created, entitled th<
Mariahilf Matrimonial Club, foi
this express purpose. The club
it will be seen, is named after ont
of the most fashionable su
' burbs of the Austrian capital. 11
was started by three gentlemen
and none can join it who are nol
wealthy. Each member binds
himself to marry a poor girl whe
has no prospect of inheriting any
property whatsoeycr. Should he
however, fail to resist the charms
of one who is gifted with wealth,
he is then bound to pay a forfeit
of four hundred pounds sterling
to the society'. On this condition
only is he released from his bond,
and his sins are for
given him in consequence of the
happiness which the money thus
obtained will confer on others; for
the society undertakes to discov
er some poor but worthy couple,
and start them in life with the
fine paid by tbc faithless member.
How to Carry an Ox to Mar
This from a correspondent at
Rivers du Loup, Canada.
When the Grand Trunk Rail
way of Canada was completed in
1860, many of the farmers bad
never heard of, much less seen, a
railway, but it soon got reported
around that passengers could
travel by it, and even cattle. A
backwoodsman, who was indebt
ed to a country merchant was
pushed by the latter for payment
of the amount due, and the only
means of liquidating the debt was
by taking a fat ox to the Quebec
market For this purpose he tied
his ox to the back of his cart, and
drove to the railway station, a dis
tance of nine miles* On survey
ing the train and seeing an iron
rniling around the platform of the
hind car, he concluded that that
was the place to tie his ox, which
he accordingly did, taking a
place in a second-class car him
self forward. Presently the train
began to move off slowly. The
speed increased; quicker and
quicker it went. The poor man
got very fidgety, the speed still
increasing, until large drops of
sweat became visible on his brow.
By this time the conductor had
reached his car to collect the tick
ets. Nearly out of breath, the
mnn run in him ovnlnimimr
“My dear conductor, my ox will
never be able to keep up to this
pace; it is not possible.”
•'Your ox! Keep up to this pace!
What do you mean! I don’t under
stand you. Have.you oxen on
“Not on board, of course. I
tied him to the railing of the hind
“You tied your ox to the rail
ing of the hind car? Who told
you to do so?”
“No one; but that is the way
we always do in the country.”
Of course the conductor could
not stop his train before reaching
the next station, when, needless
to say, on looking for the ox, they
found attached to the rope a pair
of horns* with a small portion of
the neck.
Mr. Bcrgh could scarcely call
this cruelty to animals, as it was
not intended.
The humane conductor made a
collection among the passengers
on the spot, realizing a larger
amount than the ox would have
brought at market, which he pre
sented to the crest-falleu farmer,
who immediately returned home,
vowing he would never have oxen
taken to market by railway again.
Ho has kept his Word, and to
this day he leads his ox to mark
et behind his own cart.—[Har
per’s Magazine.
. A Careful Judge.
1 Judge Green, of the Secow
r District, Washington Territorj
r mnj- fairlj- claim to be considers
> the most cautions occupant of th
■ bench extant. A case recentl;
' canto before him in which an In
dian was charged with the mnrde
! of another nomad who was a med
icine man. The defendant’s wifi
had been rerj' ill, and labored un
der the firm conviction that tin
medicine man had bewitched her
The husband went to the modi
cine man and requested the re
lease of his wife from the spel
which was killing her. The dc
in and was refused by the reputec
wizard, who further said that thr
woman was in his power am
would die next dnj\ Upon thif
the husband very naturally killer
him. The defense took the gronne
that a belief in witchcraft wa<
sanctioned by the Bible, and war
common all the world over. The
Judge, in charging the jury, ob
served that he did not feel at lib
ertj' to assume that there was nc
such thing as witchcraft; that hr
would not take upon himself tc
denjr the possibility of the en
chantment of the sick woman:
and that as the defendant believer!
it to be his duty to save his wife
by killing the medicine man, it
was proper for the jury to find a
a vermct oi not gumy. men
they accordingly did, to the con
fusion of all future medicine men.
It is a funny case.
A lloinauce of War.
An officer of the First French
Empire, aged seventy-eight, who
has for forty-one years been living
on the modest pension of 800
francs a year, having been com
pelled, the other day, to enter the
Hospital Nccker, was discovered
to be a lady. Her name is De
Senkeisen, and, the secret being
out, she readily related her history.
Her grandfather, the Baron von
Senkeisen, commanded a corps
d’urffiec in the Bavarian army.
Bavaria being then in alliance
with France. She was then four
teen years old when her father,
Colonel von Senkeisen, died, and
her grandfather, from some inex
plicable caprice, compelled her to
enter one of the regiments of his
division; she served in Germany
and in Spain, and at Waterloo re.
ceived two somewhat severe
wounds. She became afterward
an officer of the second class in
the administration of the hospit
als, but in 1830 re-entered upon
active service, and went to Algeria.
In 1833 she became a naturalized
Frenchman, and obtained a retir
ing pension. She had congratu
latory letters from Marslials Bcr
thicr, Augerier, and Suchct, and
<•. n ..i t\_ .. x i.• #_
jiwiii va VIIV1 VI litOtllj 111^ IU
her bravery amt good services.
Her voice and countenance are
quite of the manly type. She re
ceived the medal of St. Helena
during the Second Empire.
Not long since a German was
riding along near Sansoat street,
near Sacramento, when he heard
a pistol shot behind him, heard
tllC whizzing of tho bull near liiru,
and felt his hat shaken. He turn
ed and saw a man with a revolv
er in his hand, and took off his
hat and found a fresh bullet hole
in it.
“Did you shoot at me?’ asked
the German.
“Yes,” replied the other party;
“that’s my horse; it was stolen
from me recently!”
“You must be mistaken,” said
the German, “I have owned that
horse for three years.”
“Well,” said the other, “when I
come to look at him I believe I
am mistaken. Excuse me, sir;
won’t you take a drink?”
Who is wise? He that is teach
able. Who is mighty? He that
conquers himself. Who is rich?
Ho that is contented. Who is
honored? He that honoreth oth
Charity is never lost; it may
meet with ingratitude, or be of no
Revice to those on whom it was
bestowed, yet it ever does a work
of beauty and grace upon the
heart of tho giver.
“It’s Our Baby.”
1! T. J. Wolfe is not an old man;
, he is not a young man, but he is
i a married man, and has been for
j several years. He lives one mile
r west of Westport, Mo., but no
. children climb upon his knees
• when the day declineth and
. twist the cat's tail and listen to
. big stories. Yesterday morning
.; he went to the fodder shock to get
. | provender for his milch cow, and
. j as he stopped to pull the‘ears ho
. j suddenly discovered midway in
‘ the shock what he at first took to
[ be a horse blanket lie picked it
up and unrolled it, and discovered
I two bundles of red flannel. He
: unraveled these, and there lay n
girl baby, about four or five hours
i old. He took it in the house and
showed it to Mrs. W. She re
marked that it had blue eyes; and
; then she looked into her husband’s
eyes to satisfy herself that she
was not mistaken. Wolfe held
up his hand and said he would
swear, but the good wife didn’t
require it. So this new found
ling was encompassed about new
with linen, and Mrs. W. sat down
to make baby clothes, while Wolfe
got out m the floor and danced and
sung and hit his wife on the back
of the head and “hollered.” •
“Bully for us. It’s our young
one, isn’t it, Mrs. Wolfe? and
amn t cost a cent mu it? Hurrah
Anil then he went out anil hitch
ed up a yoke of calves, and drove
all around the house yelling like
an Indian. The little stranger has
a good home, and may yet be the
queen of its realm. Here’s luck
to the baby.
Curious Customs.
In Wicndisli, Prussia, there are
villages where certain old customs
are still observed on the death of
the head of a family. If the man
should happen to have bceh a bee
keeper, one of the family goes to
the hive, and striking the comb,
exclaims, “Bees, arise, your mas
ter is dead.” A similar custom
prevailed, and possibly still pre
vails, in parts of England, and fur
nishes the idea of an interesting
poem by Tennyson, entitled “Tell
ing the Bees.” The English cus
tom was based on the supposition
that unless the bees were told of
any death occurring in the family
they would quit the premises, and
the manner In which the informa
tion \jras conveyed was by placing
a black cloth over the hive. In
the Prussian villages already «1
ludecl to, it is the custom
on the morning of the funeral of a
farmer, for the men to proceed to
i the cattle-sheds. Jlllfl 51 f>.Pr Pfiimimr
j the cattle to get upon their feet,
place cheese before them, anil sol
emnly announce to them that the
body is about to be taken away.
A recent number of a Portland
(Oregon) paper tells a pleasant
little stor3- to the following effect:
A 3'oung lady well known in that
city has just started to join her
parents whom she has no recol
lection of ever having seen. Her
name is Emma Frankie, and her
parents live in Florence. Italy.
At the nsre of between three anil
four she was given to a family
named Stokes, who promised to
educate and otherwise provide for
her. It seems that she was train
ed for circus performances, ami
traveled with circus t ran [tea until
she wns eighteen years old, when
she abandoned the business, made
her homo in Portland, and having
learned to set type, supported her
self 1>3' that work during the past
four years, taking good care of
herself, and winning many friends.
Meanwhile she had caused in.
quiriesfor her parents to be made
m Florence, these only receutly
proving successful, the parents
having also been for some years
advertising for their lost daugh
ter. Money was sent to the
daughter from Florence with
which to defray her expenses home
and 1>3’ this time she has probably
been re united to those who long
ago parted from her, hoping it
would prove to her advantage.
He Was a Warm Spring Indian
the moment he sat down on a hot

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