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T II E DEMOC HAT.
Russellville, Afk., March 11,1875. SnssaMo Printing Association, I‘ubUthert ami Proprietors. Office Up stairs, Bittenfield Building, East Main Street JAMES E. BATTENFIELD, Editor. THE FORCE BILL, A RE PUBLICAN MEASURE. The force bill is dead, and it is useless now to review the provis ions of this "liberticide measure,” but it may be profitable, for the people of this county to re member who were the originators and supporters of this monstrous encroachment upon the liberties of the people and upon the consti tution ; it may be well to remember that it was a purely republican measure, and found enough re publican votes in the lower house of congress to carry it through that body. The New York Herald speaking of this bill says: It is not probable that this bill will get through the Senate; but the tact that it has passed the House is an alratning symptom of the degeneracy of the times and of the decay of the spirit of liberty. The Herald endeavors to lay • the odium of this heinous meas ure to the "degeneracy of the times an«l the decay of the spirit of lib erty,” and therein fails to come squarely out and lay the blame where it belongs—at the doers of the republican party. The “times” are all right, but by “republican appliances” the voice of the people has been tri fled ami constitutional liberty butchered. The Herald had better say it is an alarming sympton ol the cor ruption, wickedness and despera tion of the republican party and a solemn warning to the people to take the government out of the hands of that party which has so little regard for the spirit of liber ty, as to try to butcher it by such ba -barons “assaults upon the con stitutional guarantees of freedom” The Herald goes on to say: All free governments have been subverted by stealthy and gradu al approaches, and the most por tentous feature of the present situation is the apathy with which encroachments on the constitution have of late years been submitted to by our people. The people of the North who have had their liberty, and who have allowed their wicked preju dices against their Southern brethren who have had their hands tied, to influence them to not only idly submit to these en croachments, but to actually ap plaud them, are responsible for the “degeneracy of the times.” Further along the Herald says: It is mortifying and lamentable that, while republican sentiments have been making great progrss in the Old World, the spirit of lib erty is sinking into decay and gives signs of approaching death in this country. The spirit of liberty is not dead, but lias been stilled temporarily by our great republican party. It is the demand of justice that this party shall now stand aside. They proved themselves compe tent to put down the rebellion and restore the Union, but they lacked the wisdom to know wliat to do with the Union after they had it. They happened to have the num bers to conquer, but did not have the brains to govern. Their rule ji»n umi n iit 11 ii1i . i ut’iL' n nu use in trying to disguise the fact that the republican party has served its purjiose and now the prosperity of the country demands that it shall give way. To sup port !l hi power longer is at tin* cost of all liberty. The Herald effected good, and deserves credit for its vigorous warnings to the people under the head of Ciesarism. It is to be hoped that that able paper will go on, and taking a yet bolder stand will be the Brutus to the republi can party, and thus save tiie coun try. It is simply folly to talk of a Democratic President in 187(5., Thurman and Tilden and the oth cp Democratic leaders can rest as sured that the next President of the United States will be a good and true llepubliean, no matter who he is or where he hails from. —| LonvenwoHh Times. “When ignorance is bliss, ’tis folly to be wise.” A Kentucky paper speaks of a man who had a narrow escape. from a sun stroke, lie having stood only two feet from a man who was struck. The song of the Washington youth—“I wont to be a lobby, man and in the lobby stand, with i brass upon my forehead and greenback in uiy hand.” ARKANSAS IS FREE. I JUBILATE DEO. _ c, Justice at Last. No More Dual Governments In Arkansas. A Firm Foundation and a Stable, Permanent Gov ernment Gained. Owing tc the fact that the train was some four or live hours late on Wednesday of last week, we did not get the glad tidings from Washington, in time to herald the joyful news to our readers in our last issue. Of course every body lias learned ere now that the Poland report was adopted in the house by the handsome majority of sixty-nine. The victory is ours and we now enter upon a new era in the history of Arkansas. All over the state there is rejoicing and thanksgiving for the happy result. IJappy faces beam with a new light, in all our land. Buoy ant footsteps hurry along our streets and re-invigorated sinews i grasp the plow handles. The skie3 look brighter—the birds sing sweeter—the gurgling of the brook sounds more musical—the flowers bloom gayer—a load is lifted from our shoulders, and we all rejoice. But in the exuber ance of our feelings let us not for get that there is a work before us. The work however is a pleasant work and has a bountiful reward. We must now address ourselves to the task of advancing and de veloping our state, and if we will work judiciously and earnestly our reward will be sure and ade quate. There is another thing we must not forget: we are now I victors but we must not be perse-1 cutors of our vanquished foe. The j brave are always magnanimous— the noble are never vindictive. A victory disgraced is worse than a noble conflict lost. We would not I convey the idea that you should be generous even to the taking of the frozen viper unto your bosom. Nor would we be understood to advocate such leniency as would look with any degree of toleration upon crime. This is not what we mean when we say be magnani mous. We simply mean, be no ble—lay aside all prejudice—let vindictiveness prompt to no act of private revenge—give just cred it for every effort at restitution. Tf crimes have been committed, if justice has been outraged, if the laws have been violated, let the guilty ones be arraigned before the courts of the country and dealt with according to law. To reform is always commendable, j and if our old foes wish to aban- I j don the error of their way and ; make good citizens, we ask our 1 people to give them a chance— watch them closely, but give them I i a chance; and if we will use pru- ■ j dent and strenuous efforts it will i soon be not only Free Arkansas, - but also Great Arkansas. -— I ‘•Speaking of inferences,” said! Judge Lord, of Boston, “when we | see a crowd at the Charleston Na- j vy Yard, we infer, not that there is to be a war, but an election.” “Prance out some more pan-! ■ cakes!” warned William McDuff, ns lie sat at a table in Kansas City; [ and as the waiter wouldn't prance j ’em Mr. McDuff split his ear with ! a bowie-knife. A Sunday-school boy complains of the dilatoriness of the officers of the school in procuring Minis- : ter Schenok’s new work on “Draw Poker” for the library. We should dearly like to see j the ehap who predicted this was | going to be a mild winter, sitt.ng on the fence in linen duster, and listening to the mocking bird. A woman ut Tiffin, Ohio, fell1 and broke her arm, but she refus ed two offers of assistance because tlie men were strangers to her and there was no one around to intro duce them. , "J. Gray- Pack with my box five doBeii nuills.” There is noth- : iug remarkable about this sen- 1 < twice, only that it is nearly us ! short as one can be constructed, j; and yet contains the whole alpha- | bet. ] > BEGINNING TO TALK SEN SIBLE. The L. R. Republican, on re ceipt of the news from Washing ton, that Mr. Poland’s report had been adopted in the lower house of Congress, gives a leading edit orial in which it gives up the Brooks chase, and acknowledges the stability and permanency of our existing state government. The closing words of the article do credit to the Republican. That paper has taken a strong stand against good government in Ark ansas—as we see it—and has done much to bolster up the cause of the bad men who have brought Arkansas to the very verge of ruin; it has been radical to the last degree, and has been unmerci ful in its distortion of facts in or der to serve the party to which it clung with such desperation; but we are glad to hear and know that even the Republican is now going to work for Arkansas, as it indi cates by the closing words of the article referred to, which are as follows: Quit asking where a man was b: rn or whence he came, and whether ho came from Maine or Georgia, from Michigan or Texas, or was born upon the soil. Let all combine to work for the good of the state. In tins way—by fol lowing this course—but a few years will elapse before Arkansas will take a proud stand among her sister states, and tiic star that rep resents her upon the national em blem will be one of the brightest in that brilliant galaxy. This is the sentiment of every true Arkansian, and we sincerely hope that the Republican will now of the present government, and as energetic in its eiforts to build up the shattered fortunes of Arkan sas, ns it was wont to be in oppose ing it and in lending aid and com fort to the plunderers of our state; and we hope that the press and the people of the state will lay aside all past prejudices, and wel come to the rank of workers for our country's good all who may feel disposed to come. Notwith standing the almost hopeless con dition of our state finances and the poverty of our people, if we will all go to work, and work hard, work patiently, and work all to gether, it will astonish the most incredulous to see the progress wo will make in a few years. With out adversity, we never know how to appreciate prosperity—without hunger we never know flow to en joy feasting—without toil we nev er know the sweets of rest. We have had our adversity, we have seen our state plundered, and we have seen her fair name tarnished by the wicked and malicious mis representations of her enemies, we have had our rights— our dearest and our most sacred rights as freemen, invaded and violated—but ’tis past and pros perity is now ready to reward us. We have hungered and thirsted after those rights and privileges, which no man had any right to deprive us of, but we may now feast; every son of Arkansas is to day lice, and we may feast and revel in the blessed sunlight of liberty. Wc have had our toil, we have toiled and sweated under the yoke of oppression and des potism for long years, but now we may rest. And let the sweetest part of our rest be to turn our ex ertions now to the rehabilitation “Anything to beat Satan,” was the legend suggested to a Danbu ry politician when asked to name something appropriate as an iu scription on a banner for a Young men’s Christum Association. The Scientific American lias found an old lady who bus not washed for fifty years. She is so dirty that death and the devil keep at a respectful distance. Henry Clay Dean! Henry Clay Dean! Wo have found your uttin ity. “If you men,” remarked a Washington lady at a reception recently, “would let the women’s dresses alone, there would be much less foolishness and misery in the world." A painful silence followed, and we suppose it prov ed the truth of the remark. George Bancroft's threat to write a “History of the Great Re bellion,” in two thousand volunins, as a supplement to bis “History sf the United States,” has concen trated public interest upon a par igrnph stating that old paper lealers arc only paying two and a mlf cents per pound. That cooper was most uufortu late though indefatigably indus ;ious. lie labored on for a whole uunmer in the repairing of impos tible casks and barrels, with a comparatively clear coneience, | nit when old Dobbs fetched-aloug l bung-hole and requested him to I nit a puncheon to it, that cooper ■topped down anil out. EXCESSIVE GRATITUDE. While we regard gratitude as one ' of the noblest attributes of ; the depraved nature of man, and • take the absence of it as a sure ' sign ot more than ordinary de | pravity and coarseness, we think there is such a thing as letting | this noble quality of our nature j bedim our better judgement—a kind of surfeit of gratitude which ; benumbs our sense of justice and J does violence to our own intcr [ ests. It seems to us that we have seen striking exemplifications of | this kind of gratitude in the con duct of our people here in the | South at various times since the surrender. Oar people have been I oppressed and outraged so dread , fully since reconstruction began— j have known so little of freedom and liberty, and so much of abuse j and persecution, arid have had so : few men outside of our own party ever raise their voice in an earn est appeal to the tyrants of the White House in our behalf, that when such an act of simple jus tice did occur—when some of our persecutors, stung by remorse, moved by our long suffering and our helpless condition, and driv en TO IT BY THE TIDE OF PUBLIC opinion, when thus acted upon by forces winch they could no lon ger resist, atul when they have seen their own party well gone in decadence arid no longer a party to be leared—when startled at the prospect of finding themselves in the party which is soon to receive the just retribution of the people, i and emboldened. by the hope of j being able to successfully flop I over into me ranks oi me party Which is.soon to wield the power of il*e nation,—when thus influ eiKiejIbthey- have at the eleventh hftur s!iowf/a disposition to ac I cori^ $o, us .our simple rights which the}’ have wrongfully with held from us year after year, our people are so overjoyed, and their gratitude runs out to such a de gree that they are ready to fall down and worship the hand that has so ruthlessly smote us for years. They are ready to take i j the viper into their bosom and warm it again into life only to re J ceive its venomous fangs again, j This is what we call foolish grat I itude. We are always ready to accord1 due credit to everybody for every meritorious act, and would be far : [ from withholding credit from a : man merely because he was a po-! litical opponent, but we do most emphatically object to any such gratitude as the type above refer red to, and which some of our people seem to he given to. We see at present an illustration, | in the disposition to lionize Mr. | Luke E. Poland. What has he i done, more than any other man of common honesty would have' j done? Still we will hear his; j praises sounded for weeks to come, and the honest, untiring workers of our own party will lie I overlooked in the foolish endeav or to see who can sound loudest the praises of an opponent who has been forced by public opinion to do us justice. As for ourselves we call this folly, and have no j praise for these eleventh hour con-1 verts to the side of right. I “Advertising costs money.” So [ does store-rent, so do all good and useful things. The object of ad - I vertising is not to cause a man to j expend money, but to make it. Englishmen are often surprised i at the rapidity with which for I tunes are made by Americans. In America advertising is more : widely understood. If you are suddenly asked,“who among merchants have made the ! largest fortunes in the shortest j | time in legitimate business,” will not your reply naturally be, “judi-1 cious advertisers?” Because a man may be unable ! to see at once the full result of j his advertising is no reason why he should hastily judge it of no effect. It is better to watch and I wait than to make a hasty judg ment. Advertisements are the quiet solicitors who' never intrude, but! who never.' fail to make them-1 selves known, and are seen and remembered despite the will of the reader who * could not forget! them if he would. “I am well known, why should! I advertise?” “In order to become better known!” ■•ISut I am as well known as mv rival? “11 you were better known than [, they, you would have a legitimate ; business advantage over them.” j, Vermont clergymen are never 1 permitted to kiss the ladies they have just made brides. The dear m atures put up their hands with i the remark: “There, that’ll do. ! I I've seen you fellows afore.” j< MAKE PREPARATIONS FOR NEW COMERS. Our farmers ’ should bear in mind that we may reft onably ex ited a large number Of immigrants to arrive in our county during the present year. Almost every mail brings letters of inquiry from parties looking for new homes. In planting crops this spring our fanners should make the prop er allowance for this increase in our population. The new-comers will all want bread stuffs and feed for one season, for' they will not get here and located in time to make a crop themselves. Wo ought to be able to supply this demand with our home produce, and keep the money which would otherwise go to St. Louis, Cincin nati and Chicago, for floor, meat, corn, oats, hay <fcc. at home, Our advice would be to put in one third more grain than common, and reduce the quantity of cotton about one half. This will give more time for working the crop, and will give us plenty' of feed and bread stuffs without paying transportation on the same from some distant market. Besides if the plan were adopted generally all over the cotton states it would cause a falling off in the supply of cotton and a corresponding in crease in the •price of the staple. We never raise grain enough, and always too much cotton. But this year, especially, we advocate putting in more grain, because we know there will be a larger demand RAILROAD MEETING. At a meeting of the citizens of Yell and Pope counties held at the Odd Fellows llall in the town of Dardanelle, Tuesday evening March 2d 1875, the following proceedings were had: Meeting called to order by J. Evins. Dr. TV TV TT_1...11 „ 1 1 i.1. . Ill X • i.1 Ii y a * n no vmivu tv/ vi»v chair and J. Evins appointed sec’y. The president explained that the object of the meeting was to consider the feasibility of build ing a narrow guage railroad from Dardauelle to Harrison in Boone county, and made a strong argu ment in advocacy of said enter prise, appealing specially to the citizens of Dardauelle to wake up to the importance of having rail road communication to their grow ing young city. Judge L. W. Da vis of Russellville, P. J. Hollow and Ben Young of Dover were introduced by the president. Judge Davis exhibited a map of the proposed line and made an in teresting speech of half an hour showing the importance of the en terprise to the entire country, not only opening up to us one of the finest grain countries in the state but also tapping the richest min eral district in the south, claiming that Boo.ne county alone can fur nish lead, copper and salt peter enough for the use of North Amer ica for the next century. Col. T. M. Gibson, Capt. J. Ev ins, H. A. Allison and P. J. Hollow made short speeches advocating the proposed railroad, and calling attention to the immense resources of our country that could be used in the building up of railroads. On motion ofCol. T. M. Gibson a committee of twelve were up pointed to confer together aud present some plan and programme for future action and report at next meeting. On motion of Judge Davis mootinrr ii.liiMiMii,..! I,, .. t Tl.. sellville on Monday the 8th mst., at 2 o’clock p. ni. K. F. Naylkr, Chairman, J. Evans, Sec’. It is said that two Wabash ave uue lovers will sit up half the night with only one chair in the room, but that is easily explained to anyone who has been there. All the axes and buck saws found in the ruins of Pompeii are of light make, as if constructed for woman’s use. Those old an cients knew their little business. A Florida railroad made nine teen cents clear last year, now what kind of an institution is that? Why doesn’t it get into debt, like a state canal or a state prison, and be something or somebody? Petersham has produced an auctioneer who tells the truth, lie recently told a bidder: “You’ve got a good bargain on hat sleigh you bid off for $2.50. It is just as good for hens to roost an us one that costs $00.” Woman docs a great deal to li scon rage lofty sentiments of patriotism. When a man leaning aver the back fence telling a neigh aor how he would shed his last Irop of blood for suffering Louis ans, it disturbs him to have his vife yell from the kitchen: “Look it here! are you coming with that incket of water, or shall I conic • •lit and see to you?” railroad meeting. The citizens of Russellville anil Dover diet in pursuance of an ad journed meeting held at Darda nelles on the 8th day of March, 1875. On motion of ('apt J. K. H. Scott, J. L. Shinn Was called to the chair, and L. W ■ lhivis was appointed secretary. The com mittee heretofore appointed, re pi rted the following resolutions: Resolved 1st, That we, the friends of the Dardanclle, Dover and Harrison railroad, in conven tion assembled, rejiort that we are determined to use our energy and ’ influence to forward the interest of the said road, and that the chair man appoint six commissioners in Pope county, auil six in Yell to solicit subscriptions to said rail road. 2d. That he appoint a commit tee to co over the proposed line of said railroad from Dover to Harrison, in Boone county, and have meetings held at Cave City and Harrison, and any other points on said proposed road, that said committee may think expedient, and that said committee solicit subscription for said road in the counties of Boone, Newton, Marion and Searcy. 3d. That a meeting be held at such time anil place, as may be designated by the committee, pro vided for in the second resolution. And at said meeting we proceed to elect nine directors of the said railroad. And that such steps be taken as may be necessary to pro cure a charter for said railroad. 4th. That this road will be a paying investment, being a narrow guage, can be built for one half the cost of a broad guage road, and will be of equal utility. The said road opens up one of tho best por tions oi me suite, ami 11s uusuiess will be equal to its capacity. J. II. Pehky, Chairman. The committee appointed by the chair to solicit subscription for the said road in the counties of Pope and Yell, consists of J. R. II. Scott, P. J. Rollow, W. B. Young, C. L. Kirksey, J. II. Perry, L. W. Davis, Jo Evius, Ab Adams, W. D. Jaco way, George Kimball and T. M. Gibson. And the committee ap pointed to go over the route of the said road consists of J. II. Perry, W. B. Young, II. N. Allen, J. C. Rye, J. W. Russell and C. L. Kirksey. The meeting then adjourned, subject to the call of the chairman of the last named committee. J. L. Shinn, Chairman, L. W. Davis, Sec’y. CIVIL RIGHTS HILL, As Passed by Both Houses of Congress. We give below the full text of tiie civil rights bill as it passed congress: Section 1. That all persons , within the jurisdiction of the Uni i ted States shall be entitled to full and equal enjoyment ofaccommo | dation, advantages, facilities and privileges of inns, public convey ances on land or water, theaters and other places of public amuse ment, subject only to conditions and limitations established by law I and applicable alike to citizens of every race and color, regardless of any previous couditiou of servi tude. Sec. 2. That any person who shall violate the foregoing section by denying to any citizen, except I for reasons by the law applicable i tO CltiznilA r»f PVttrv rnco bnini' anti regardless of any previous condition of servitude, the full enjoyment of any of the accommo dations, advantages, facilities or privileges in said section enumer ated, or by aiding or inciting such denial, shall for every offense, forfeit and pay the sum of live hundred dollars to the person ag grieved thereby, to be recovered i in action of debt, with full costs, and shall also, for every such of fense, be deemed guilty of misde meanor, and upon conviction thereof be fined not less than $500 nor more than $1000, or shall be imprisoned not less than thirty days nor more than one year: Pro- j vided, That all persons may elect to sue lor tlie penalty aforesaid, or to proceed under their rights at j common law and by state statutes; j and having so elected to proceed J in the one mode or the other, their right to proceed in other jurisdiction shall be birred; but j this proviso shall not apply to I criminal proceedings either under this act or the criminal law of any ! state; and, provided further, that a judgment for the penalty in fa ; vor of the party aggrieved, or, adjudgment upon an indictment shall be a bar j,o either prosecu tion upon any other. Sec. 3. District and circuit courts of the United States shall have, exclusively of the courts of tlu: several states, cognizance of all crimes and offenses against and violations of the provisions of this act, and actions for the! | penalty given by the precofci section may be prosecuted in t,. i ritorial, du trict or cireuirs ■ I of the United States, wherever tin dependent may be found, witln.;, j regard to the other party, district attorneys, marshals ;u„ j deputy marshals .of the Unit-. States, and commissioners an ! j in iii ted by the circuit and ten r | rial courts of the United Stair.I with powers of arresting and i ; B.l I prisoning or bailing offondci B j against the laws of the 1' n;!<w j States, are hereby especially aa-l R thorizctl and required to inst# I U proceedings agaiust every pe, 1 f who shall violate the pr j ions of this act, and cause hin. ] | be arrested or bailed, as the ■ a I may be, for trial before such < 'a J j of the United States or terri: • n ;u 1 courts as by law has cogni/.am ,1 | of the offense, except in respect to] [ j the right of action accruing to tli.-l j i person aggrieved, and such dis-l l trict attorneys shall dhuse such] [ proceedings to be prosecuted i t their termination: Provided, Tliad ' | nothing contained in this section^ | shall be construed to deny or defeat ■ any right of civil action accruing to any person whether l>v reason I of this act or other 'tv' uiv district-attorney who &... >* ...uii ; ly fail to institute and prosecute | • tiie proceeding herein referred to j | .shall, for every such offence forfeit land pay the sum of $500 to the 1 person aggrieved thereby, to be [ recovered by an action of debt, and t shall on conviction thereof, In. f j deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and fined not less than $1000or I | more than $5000; and provided further that a judgment for the i penalty in favor of the party ng I grieved, against any such district „ attorney, or a judgment upon an j indictment against any' such dis j trict-attorney, shall be a bar to j either prosecution respectfully, j | See. 4. That no citizen posses ; sing all other qualifications wlilVi ■ i are or may be prescribed by law, j I shall be disqualified for service as ] j a grand or petit juror in any court of the United States on account of race, color or previous condi- I tion of servitude, and any officer 1 or other person charged with any I duty of selection or summoning of I jurors, who shall exclude or fail to I I summon any citizen for the cause I ! aforesaid, shall on conviction be H ! deemed guilty of a misdemeanor^* ! and be fined not more than $5,000. Sec. 5. That all cases arising | under the provisions of this act in ! the court of the United States shall be reviewable by the su | preme court of the United States without regard to the sum in con troversy, under the same provis ions and regulations as are now provided by law for review of oth er causes in said court. The best •‘poster’’ is that which is scut regularly into the family circle. “How can I tell whether my ad vertisement will attract or not''” Try it. Have you ever heard a business man say that advertising did no^ pay him? A good advertiser practically puts his show-windows into the newspapers. In business it is lie who asks who receives. “My goods advertise them selves.” Perhaps your goods know more than you do. * The advertiser generally lias the advantage of securing the Hi st call of purchasers When people learned to read, advertisements became indispen sable to a lively business. A wisemau will get people inti the habit of believing in his ad vertisements, by making their otters good. “What’s the use of my adver tising, 1 have been here for twen ty years.” Tell people so. That is advertising. ’•aI Your advertisements are read I after your store is closed, and are often perused before it is opened j in the morning. It is a fact worthy of notii t, that few who have learned how t" j advertise their business, ever l ive up the habit. • 9 To do business with the aid of advertising, has the same ad\ tage as to make war with Hik'd I guns; it luts at long range. Many people who have not ad vurtised and who say that tin v “do not believe in it,” forget h 7 little it costs to make a trial. ^ “Why is advertising like Hi religion of a eaiup-meetii ' “Because itisgood to all in-ten;', and purposes to make you kie a of all men.” Smith says he sells all his st > without advertising. But w. not buy more stock and advert it-' It is the first step to a gn ;• business. We plant and the crop grows, but we do not harvest It until tl. ■ end of the season. Must peu| \ look too soon for the effects of ad* vertising. A polite invitation often rein ated brings callers. As it cm - something to keep up the ini . » tions, it is worth whiloto treat tin visitors well. The advertiser has “the bird hand” in his regular trade: h newspaper announcements gi\ him also a fair chance for the • t in the hush.” Often “he who ijb mu\ tf" but oftenev he is riSHblo to i while running. Put your a Ivi tisement in the newspaper ratio, than on the fence. •