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Devoted to Local, Political, < o.mmekcial, Aokk cltikal, and Litekabx I.ntkllioknce,
the democrat.
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Every Thursday Morning,
By the Russellville Printing Association
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Single copy, 5 cento. _
Till liKMorttAT is tilt! best advertisingsbeet !
in the State. Its extensive circulation in I
the Soul Invest, among the planters, liter- .
chants and business nu n. rentiers it espe
cially tlesirable to those who wish to reach ;
the general and substancinl public by a.l- ,
vortising their respective business and in- ;
terests. _ __
lilts the largest circulation of any paper in
'the State, outside of I.ittle Hock, and is not
surpassed bv any other paper in the South
west being r'irculatod in nearly very town
aud city in the south and west, and read by
an ..lltgent, enterprising people- _
No mao’* name put cn our new Subscrip
tion book, without the money paid down.
Don’t ask ns to semi the Democrat without
the money, for you will positively be re
» fused,—one ami all._
All bill* "nh mu- advertiser* are to lie
settled at the cud of every month without
fail, and advertisements not settled for at
that time, will he discontinued, without no
tice, unless special arrangements are made.
All local notices must be paid for at the
rate of ten cent* per line, for each insertion.
Tliis rule is imperative and must be ad
hered to.
mail schedule.
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Arrives, Mon., Wed., and Frf., 11:00 a. m
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The Eastern, Western and Southern mails
arrive and depart daily, Sundays excepted.
tin Main street. Services every first
Sunday at 10 o’clock a. m. and V4 o'clock p.
in. All are invited. ___
liAPTisT Church—on Main street. Ser
vices every third Sablmtli. All are invited
to attend. Rev. M. Crawford Pastor.
Methodist CHURCH* South—every second
Sabbath. All are invited to attend.
Rev. W. .f. DODSON, Pastor.
Methodist Episcopal Church.—Every
errond and fourth Sunday at 11 o’clock a.
in. and at J‘, o’clock p. m. AH arc invited.
Itcv. ENOCH .HINES, Pastoi.V
SUNDAY SCHOOL at the Presbyterian
churrh every Sablmtli at 9 o’clock a. m.
AH children ami parents are respectfully
invited to attend. , ,
I!. .1. W11.SON, Superintendent.
Christian i lli'KCll.—Elder J. It- Dalton,
Evangelist of the t hrlstlan Church, w ill
commence preaching in Russellville, on
Saturday night before the second l.onl «
day in each Mouth. On Monday night and
Tucway following at Huld Hill.
A M A SONS- Mrft on Main btruci on
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Review ol‘ the Situation.
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A Better Feeling Toward the j
Third Term Chances Grow
ing Beautifully Less.
Andrew Johnson in the Sen
ate Chamber.
[Special correspondence X. Y. Herald, j
The political results ol the ses
sion which has just closed foim
the subject of conversation among
Congressmen of both houses ic- :
maiding here, and as the work ol ■
the last three months was felt to ■
be a campaign preliminary to 1870
it bearing upon party prospects;
is intesesting and even important, j
when it is considered that mem
bers of Congress judge of political I
results, not from the narrow pub- J
lie opinion of Washington, but:
from a pretty accurate knowledge :
of the feeling of the country be- |
cause the opinions of the coustit- :
lienees arc well known here anil
thoroughly compared, lhc gen
eral conclusions in which the
ablest men here agree may be
stated as follows:—1. lhe last
two months have undoubtedly
lowered the President in the es
teem of his party and lessened his
influence with the republican lead
ers. His imperious conduct lost
him some time ago their confidence
and affection. The notable defeat
of the President's Arkansas policy
and a reaction even among strong
administration Senators against
the Force bill are felt here as so
serious a blow at General Grant s
party supremacy that for the mo
ment the third term spectre is
laughed at. “So far from the re-1
nominating himself, he could not!
to-day even procure the nomina-!
tion of his own man,” said a prom
inent republican to-day, and a
significant sign of the change is
the fact that one of the most con- J
spicuous Southern thiril-termers
yesterday remarked that General
Grant was not his candidate, and
suggested that he and some othei
Southern men had favored the
third term idea, not because they
liked it, but “because it was the
best way of getting what they
wanted out of the old man.
Whatever may be in the future,
this Congress goes home with lit
tle fear of a third term. 2. The
defeat of the administration plan
of carrying the next election by
means of the Force bill and the
suspension of the writ of habeas
corpus makes new calculation
necessary. The moderate repub
licans go homo full of courage and
determination. Two months ago
they were for the most part de
moralized and ready to give up.
To day they believe they have the
people at their back. 3. The
country would rather see a repub
lican than a democratic adminis
tration, if it could l'eel certain
that the republicans would secure
peace by constitutional measures;
“because with us the people would
be certain that no serious injus
tice would be permitted iu the
South, while they arc not sure
how far the democrats would go,’1
said a leading republican. “Bui
this assurance can come only from
the man we nominate, and not from
; any platform promises, for it wil.
bu character and not platform*
that will carry the day in 1871».'
■ 4. All thoughtful men feel ex
trerae anxiety that peace and jus
lice shall be maintained in tin
: Southern States.
The Southern democrats, win
dread the continued misgovern
incut of their states and fear
third term fully as much as an
;; republicans, have gone home d<
tci iniueil by nil me&us to preserv
peace and order, and feeling thf
this is, as 011c of them said the
other day, “our only salvation
from Grant." 5. It is thought by
the moderate men ofb'ths.des,
that the discussion of Southern
matters through the press and by
means of investigating reports to
Congress during the last three j
months, has greatly changedj
Northern opinion, as it certainly j
has the opinions of the ablest j
Northern republicans in the house, j
The desire of the great majority
of the house was for justice, and
when it was shown that injustice
had been done or was threatened
in Louisiana and Arkansas, the
reaction set in very strongly.
DREW Johnson’s return to the
The Senate galleries were dense
ly crowded this morning, a great
many ladies being present, an
spite of the snow storm, to sec the
new Senators sworn in. The gal
leries cheered Senators Burnside
and Andrew Johnson, and the
latter, as he retired to his scat af
ter taking the oath, was presented
with a modest boquet by a little
page, who had been assiduously
schooled by some of Mr. Johnson’s
admirers to hand it to him at the
proper moment. The old man
looked very little like a warrior
this morning. He does not ap j
pear to be in good health and some j
of his family are seriously ill at |
home. His face bore the mild |
and benevolent expression which j
it has when his passions are at
rest, and he seemed to feel the so
lemnity of the occasion as he stood
there, a member of the Senate, in
the presence of some men, now
his fellow-Senators, who seven
years ago attempted to impeach
him. Curiously enough Ins face
and form were unknown to many
prominent members of the present
Senate. He was the object of
much kindly attention and after
the adjournment of the Senate was
compelled to hold a little levee in j
the remote corner where he has his
scat, to which many ladies, as well
as gentleman, strayed to see him
and to offer him their congratula
tions. He seemed a little dazed j
with these attentions, and was, j
as he told a lady, tired with his ^
journey and with anxiety for the
sick members of his family. The I
democratic Senators appear to la' j
a little shy of him. lie sits on j
their side, of course; but there is |
a feeling that he is a party for
himself and that he may prove as
much a hindrance as a help to
them. He certainly looks older
and feebler than when he with
stood Thad Stevens and the re
publican party in the White
An Advance Agent.
A boy about twelve years old j
knocked at the door ol a house|
on Second street, yesterday, and
when the lady appeared he said:
‘•There’ll be a bov around here
pretty soon to clean your walk,
\ but don't give him the job. Ilia
j name’s Jim, lie’s cross-eyed, and
! lie blows up eats with powder-j
! snaps. I'll be here with my part
ner pretty soon. We go to Sua
day school, never sass our moth
ers, and we’re going to give half
the money to the grasshopper
The job was saved for him.—
Detroit Free Press.
A countryman bought a shirt in
Raleigh, N. C., which was the first
white one he had ever owned.
The next Sunday he was to be
married, and that was the impor
tant occasion that had incited him
to the purchase. 1 he shirt had a
nice, starched bosom, and was
open in the back—a style that
was new to its possessor. Alter
careful study he put it 011 with the
opening in front, and concluding
that the still' bosom was intended
as a kind of shoulder brace to
make him stand erect. Thus
dressed, lie met the bride at tilt
church door; but her knowledge
1 was greater than his about shirts
' and she made him go home am
reverse the garment before sin
e would allow the ceremony to pro
t cecd.
Rhode Island gets a taste of
Federal Usurpation,
and becomes,
Powers of the General Govern
ment discussed by Gov- |
ernor Howard.
From the X. Y. Herald.]
X jew port, R. I., March 5, 1875.
Governor Howard presented a i
report of Chief Constable Xorthup
to the Senate this afternoon, rela
tive to the official interference of
United States Marshal Coggcshall
it the recent seizure of liquors,
which were under the protection
if tho State. His speech has, it
Is said, caused a profound sensa
tion throughout the State. The
following is the substanca of his
the governor's address.
In the collision between officers
t)f the State and the United States
1 was called on by a member of •
the constabulary force and inform
ed of an existing difficulty and
isked to interfere in the matter. I
It seemed to me on an examina
iion of the facts that, although
.here was no doubt in my own
mind that I might direct a por
tion of the military establishment
jf the State to sustain the State
jfllcers of law, yet prudence re
quired that the question might
better be decided by a Court than
by an intervention of the military.
Besides, I was reluctant to bring
the military into antagonism with
the qiolico of the city of Provi
dence. I therefore directed the
constabulary to make no further
effort to seize the liquor then held
by the United States Marshal and
Chief of the police. As a result,
this has been placarded as a vic
tory on the part of the United
States Marshal and his Deputy.
It seems proper that I should
therefore say that pusilanimity,
if any, is mine rather than that of
the State constabulary, and oblo
quy, if any, is mine.
I agree fully with tnc univer
sal opinion that these attachments
are collusive, and a thinly disguis
ed sham, and I share a general
sense of mortification at the in
dignity to which our common- j
wealth was subjected. I realized,
also, the gravity of the situation,
and recognize it as our imperative
duty to take measures for an ear
ly and proper adjustment of the
question. There have been din
ned into our ears for the past six
months threats with regard to
Fort Adams and revenue cutters;
but so long as these threats were
words and idle words they have
li.utn tn-nteil such. Yet when
it is gravely stated by a respecta
ble and intelligent journal that
troops from Fort Adams and the
United States Revenue cutter
Samual Dexter had been placed
at the disposition of the Marshal,
it seems proper to ask,
whom is it desired to attack?
Not a foreign foe. Not a turbu
lent community in rebellion. It
must be, then, for a purpose; wag
ing war on the people of a State,
a State whose people from the
date of its settlement have been
noted for their intelligent conser
vatism and patriotism. It may
be improper for the honorable
body to consider such.menaces so
I long as they arc menaces, lint
j now that issue is directly forced,
I think it ought to receive your
attention. Your presence here,
Senators, is a mockery and farce.
If such proceedings as these are
sustained by the federal govern
ment your honorable judiciary
and executive may as well resign
their office and leave the control
and direction of the State affairs
to the subordinates of the United
States government.
No graver question has beei
forced upon the Stale since it
[ first settlement; it is a vital ques
tion, for in it are involved the j
sovereignty of the State and the !
harmonious relations of the State
with the United States. The lit
tle State of Rhode Island is enti
tled on such points to an equal |
respect as larger States or ?h&
general government itself. I make
no argument on this question.
The matter is in the hands of the J
General Assembly, and I am con- j
fident it will be adjusted in such j
a manner ns to vindicate the hon- j
or of the State and maintain the)
integrity of the laws. I have not
the slightest doubt that the an- ]
thorities at Washington, when j
this matter is properly eommuni-:
cated to them, will prom ply and |
emphatically condemn, and repu
diate the proceedings of the Mar
shal in these premises.
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An Old Church.
Perhaps the oldest meeting
house in the United States is that
at Hingham, Mass., it was built
soon after the settlement of that1
town in 1680 and was then eon- j,
sidcred a very imposing structure.
It cost the town £430, and was
55 feet long by 40 wide. After ;,
two centuries the massive beams ;
of oak still stand, and the timbers
have become so hard that it is al
most impossible to cut them with
a knife. The meeting-house is ,
colloquially known as the “old 1
ship.” When finished the build
ing was rude, there was no paint
to adorn the logs, nor plastering
on the walls or ceiling. Seats of
oak covered the entire area of ,
floor and galleries. The males
sat on one side by themselves, fe
males on the other. The sexes ,
were again separated as to age
and condition, no unmarried wo
man being permitted to sit with ,
the wives and widows. “The
second seat on the gallery at the
east end of the house,” was for
“ye maids.” Year by year repairs
have been added to the old house,
although but little change appears
on the outside. The belfrey is
surmounted by a light spire, and
is surrounded by a balustrade.
The whole aspect of the building
is strikingly unique. It is the
oldest house of worship in the
United States. Throughout its
long history it has had six pastors, j
The present incumbent, the Rev. j
Calvin Lincoln, has just passed
his 7oth birthday.
Execution of an Innocent Girl.
The French minister of justice j
has just received a report of a very
sad and extraordinary affair, j
which is not unlikely to create 1
some sensation. Thirty years i
ago a young girl named Marie I
Guernic was found poisoned in
her bed. She had been betrothed
a short time before to a young
man, with whom her younger sis
ter, Madeline, was said to be des
perately in love. The poor girl
• nt nniiAaiail ti'liwl <1 ml
finally condemned to death, which j
she suffered calmly and valiantly, j
without uttering a word of com
plaint or of justification. Every
body felt the greatest sympathy ,
for the poor father of the two
girls, who was giving signs of the
most violent grief, lie had come
into possession of some money
which the girls had inherited
from their mother, but his grief
did not seem to lessened thereby.
A fortnight ago the old man died,
| and before his death confessed to }
his parish priest, the Rev. Abbe :
llarreau, that he was himself the j
j murderer of his eldest daughter.
1 lie had, moreover, allowed suspi
cion to rest on the younger in
order to inherit the money of both.
The poor victim had died innocent
without uttering a word in her
defeuse because site knew who
was tho murderer, ami rather
chose*to die than to denounce him
him to Justice.
If advertising has failed with
you, try it on another tack. A
good thing is worth a fair trial.
If one business mau finds bis uc
' count in advertising, why should
1 not another?
| It costs less to print advertise
' incuts than to semi out salesmen.
A good advertisement is seen and
read by more people in one day,
■ than most salesmen call on in a
■ i year.
To Both Houses ol- the Gener
al Assembly Just before
From the Gazette.]
Gentlemen op the Senate and
House of Represent atives ;
Ladies and Gentlemen;
At your request I appear be
fore you, not to make a political
speech for I am no politician;
but I am here as the Arkansas
beggar, asking aid for the Arkan
sas Female college, and you have
lone me the honor to invite me to
address you a few words before
parting. One member suggests
no collection. I would inform the
honorable member that the
collection is just over. I have
been for over a quarter of a ccn
iury a missionary of the gospel in
;his state, and have never inter?
fared in party politics. I have an !
jfUce higher than that men can j
jive me. I seek to improve the
country by aiding in the cause of j
education and preaching Christ
crucified. I congratulate you
hat your labors arc so near an
end. You have toiled on through
i dark and dreary night, and now
.lie morning comes bright and \
jenutiful. Dark has been the
storm cloud that hung over politi-1
;al sky for many long months.
I'lie thunders have roared furious
y, the lightnings have flashed
fearfully, and the winds have been
boisterous, but, thank God, He
las spoken, and the storms have
bbeyod Him, and now there is a
jreat calm. Our sky is clear—the ,
lea is calm, and, after the storm j
if nearly ten years, once more the
ship of state is out on placid wa-1
;ers, and with as brave a captain
is ever trod the deck of such a
,’essel—our own Garland will j
ead us by the Uolp of Providcnoo, j
,o a port of great and lasting pros-1
berity. No truer patriot, no j
greater statesman, than A. II. j
darland in all the south and west.
Jncc more we are a free people; j
biice more we live in a free and j
.mited states, and in a united couu-,
ary. Long has the oppres
sor’s heel been on our necks—
ong has been the effort to degrade |
southern chivalry and southern
pride. Long have I felt like an
ilien beneath my native sky, and
in exile on my heath; but once
more I am a freeman and now 1
jau, for the first time, stretch my
liand across the bloody chasm ol
ten years, and claim kindred with
every part of our country. I
should like to take Judge Poland
by the hand, and call him my fel
low-citizen. There is a grand fu
ture before Arkansas. Let us
bury the bitter memories of the
past. Let its history be written
only in tears. Let us begin the
work anew. Recognize every man
as a friend and a citizen who comes
to stay and work, and neither beg
nor steal. Let there be no l>rei
uilice of caste or complexion.
Let there be no geographical dis
tinctions. Let us all be friends;
smoke the pipe of peace; bury
the tomahawk. In twelvemonths
from to-day the colored people
will find that they never liuil *
better friend or a truer man than
our Garland. We now arise to
our work. Our forests are to be
felled, our mines to be worked,
our lands to be tilled, our colleges
to be built. We must invite peo
ple and capital from abroad. We
have fine timber, the highest
mountains, the best mines, the
richest lands, the prettiest wo
men, the finest looking men and
the grandest scenery in the world)
but the laziest men. We want
enterprise, industry and capital,
and we must have them. Arkan
sas must he represented at our
grand centennial next year, and
we venture to say when the roll of
states is called, no name will en
list longer aud louder applause
than Arkansas, I congratulate
| you all on the happy termination
i of our troubles, on the return ol
peace; bury all animosities, carry
I the glad tidings to your homes—
1 to your neighbor, greet your fam
ilies, let all be happy, bury tin
1 past, improve the present, work
lor the future, and our 'tala "if
: soon be one of the first in khe ua
tional sky. May God bless you
all, bring you to your homes, and,
when life is over, may we all meet
in heaven.
A Youthful Thespian.
A few flays ago young Gurley,
whose father lives on Croghau
street, organized a theatrical com
pany and purchased the dime
novel play of “Hamlet,” The com
pany consisted of three hoys and
a hostler, and Mr. Gnrley’s hired
girl was to be the Ghost if the
troupe could guarantee her fifty
cents per night.
Young Gurley suddenly bloom
ed out as a professional, and when
his mother asked him to bring in
some wood, lie replied:
“Though I am penniless tfiou
canst not degrade me!”
“You trot out after that wood or
I’ll have your father to trounce
you!” she exclaimed.
“The tyrant who lays his hand
upon me shall die!” exclaimed the
boy but he got the wood.
lie was out ou the step when a
man came ulong and asked whero
Lafayette street was.
“Doomed for a certain time to
roam the earth!” replied Gurley
in a hoarse voice, holding his
right arm out straight.
“I say—you! where is Lafayctto
offordV” moIIdiI fit** mnn
“Ah! Could the dead but speak
—ah!” continued Gurley.
The man drove him into the
house and his mother sent him to
the grocery after potatoes.
“I go, most noble duchess,” he
said as he took up the basket,
“but my good sword shall some
day avenge these insults!”
lie knew that the grocer favor
ed theatricals, and when he got
there lie said:
“Art thou provided with a store
of flint vogotublo known as the
’tater, most excellent duke?”
“What in thunder do you want?”
growled the grocer, as lie cleaned
the cheese knife on a piece of
“Thy plebeian mind is dull of
comprehension!” answered Gur
“Don’t try to get off any of your
nonsense on me, or I’ll crack your
empty pate in a minute!” roared
the grocer, and “Hamlet” had to
come down from his high horse
and ask for a peck of potatoes.
“What made you stay so long!”
asked his mother as he returned.
“Thy grave shall be dug in the
cypress glade,” he haughtily an
When his father came home at
noon Mrs. Gurley told him that
she believed the boy was going
crazy and related what had occur
“I see what ails him,” mused
the father; “this explains why he
hangs around Johnson’s barn so
I A 4- 4-1.1% /lin IW>I> fnlllil vnilim’ fill I*
ley spoke of his father as the “il
lustrious count,” and when his
mother asked him if he would
have some butter gravy he an
| swered:
“The appetite of a warrior can
not be satislied with such uou
When the meal was over the
father went out to his favorite shed
i tree, cut a sprout, and the boy
| was asked to step out into the
woodshed and see if the penstock
j was frozen up. He found the old
man there and lie said:
“Why most noble lord, 1 bad
supposed thee far away!”
“I’m not so far away but what
I’m going to make you skip!’
growled the father. 1 11 teach
you to fool around with ten cent
tragedies! Como up here.”
For about ten minutes the wood
| shed was full of dancing feet, lty
| ing arms and moving bodies, and
then the old man took a rest and
“There, your highness, dost
want any more?”
“Oil! no, dad—not a darned bit!”
! wailed the young “manager,” and
while the father started for down
| town he went in and sorrowfully
I informed the hired girl that ho
I must cancel her engagement until
j the fall season.—| Detroit Free
j I’ress,

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