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DES ABO, ABfc, MARCS 30,,1867,
The fertile brain of Radicalism is
ever being exercised, and its ingenuity
taxed, that some new measure may be
discovered that- has for its virtue more
oppression ami greater injustice than
that wliijph lias gone before. The
“sweeping confiscation bill" of That).
Stevens is-bint one more link in the
chain, intended "by"TTTc "Gotland m<5r^"
alitv party,’5to flniAb tho South into the
acceptance of their pet scheme—negro
suffrage. They have gone mud fp> tills
subject1, and for IfA accomplishment
Aveulfl1 sacrifice all that makes the
country great or the government res
pected, To this end they hare bopn
Working stoacfity,■> unjustly,, sitwc the
close of the Avar. Tho constitutional
amendment xvas their “i'eelyr,’’ ami j
Avhou they found'that the South would j
give assent to no measure that cast up
on them such disgrace, but yhojc to re
main unrepresented iu the national
Congress) to endure taxation and faint
not, their wrath waxed hot. They
tlifcn tlircxv' fortli tlie “civil rights,’’
fr'cbdmen's bureau, and other bills, all
of which’ tlVc'BWth, in the true spirit
of manliness refused to accept. Gath
ering all their fury, they shot it forth
upon us in the military reconstruction
bill. This bill, although it blazes in
every line Avitli tho cowardly hate! that
rankled in tlie bosom of its author.
Caustic, imleud they know it to be, still
it burned not. deep enough. It aaxis
not oijough to place the. State goverix
ment iu the hands of one man ; to give
hipi.power oyer property,. liberty and
life. The high priests, tlie mighty then
of the tribe upon avIiosc tongues d)Vc]l
no (ruth, and in AvIioSC hearts mcrey
t’rnds not a place, arc still at work.
Their last measure, liorii of avarice, is
intended to force tho ntgro into a pd
sitiou of'equality,-by crippling the al
ready impoiTerisliod land holders of the
South.! Thu confiscation of tlie lands
of those, who were, once rebels, has
long been a favorite measure with
them, but never has it been given shape
until the Jacobin, lion presented it.
This bill whesi rightly understood, is
but a great tax, Jev.iqd upon the land
holder for the support of the freedjpcii,
as will be seen from its reading. , That
it is unjust and glaringly up,constitu
tional cannot be denied. That itsjnain
feature and greatest object is the
gro upon the,basis of equality, is .clear
upon its first reading. Although tiie
negro is so incomparably dear io (hem,
they do not lose sight of their own in
terest in their legislation for him ; al
though they love him, they want him
located in the South. This bill has
been postponed until December, blit
there is little doubt that it will become'
a law—the power is theirs, they can
wield it at their will. This scheme of
forcing their odious measures upon us,
has had its effect. Many have yielded,
have counseled submission to their
policy ; yet we believe the bulk of the
thinking men of (he South will say
nay to these things, although they lie
deprived of all they have. As lor
Arkansas, we believe her sentiments
have already been spoken by one of
her noblest sons : “Toko it, we will not
agree to negro suffrage.’’
8©* The Legislature adjourned on
the 23d hist., to convene again ou tlie
Slli of July next. AVc have but little
to, say for or against the body, but think
that, all tilings considered,' they have
done well. Upon this subject the Ga
zette says: Although some measures
of importance have not, for good rea
sons, been perfected, and considerable
tVot'k is on hand to be disposed of when
the legislature shall rc-oonvcnc, wcarc
free 10 express our satisfaction with the,
labors of the body, considered as a
wlible ; and if every succeeding gimor
nl assembly shall do ns well, wg may;
reasonably .anticipate a speedy return
of prosperity and wealth lo our com
8©" Previous to the adjournment of
the Senate, Mr. Fellows, introduced die
following resolution, which was unan
imously adopted, paying a just compli
jjumt to that truly great man, Hr. An
drew Hunter;
unsolved liy ti e Soualc, That the;
thaqks Qf this hod v arc cordially fen
dered to its President, Hon. Arid re w
Hunter, for the faithful and efficient
niainier in which he lius discharged the
duties of his responsible position,
through a session long protracted, and
frequently involving Hie consideration
of questions of gravest importance and
difficulty. Displaying throughout his
administrationa courtesy andeVQUUoss
of temper which has hceu unfailing and
exhibiting Hie strictest impartiality,
the state has found in him n faithful
pulilie servant, the Senate a dignified
uud able presiding officer, and to him
the members of tills body feel that they
owe to a great extent the harmony ami
good feeling which has ulyptacieri/.ca
,■ i their (lujibcratipiis. Our best wishes
go with him in his return to his family,
and we join in the hope that wo may
he favored with hisprejem e and couu
sets again, on our return to the scene
of our difficult labors.
. The T.ittfe 1’oeV Dispatch says
General Chalmers and Ueverdv Jdlin
sonnave done wisely lit accepting the
Military Ilecohstructlon Hill, and that
Gen. C. letter is such as all, regardless
of past views, might endorse. Phoilld'ut
tvonder if you do think so Mr. Dis
patch, lint Wo can’t sec it that way.
#®"Thc Washington correspondent
of the Mobile Times gays.: "Senator
Hendricks, of Indiana, iji the ablest of
1 the Conservative Senators, and he often
lights bravely, supported hv Doolittle,
Kcvcrdy Johnson, lUtckalew,and a few
. others, while Saulsbuvy—uncompro
mising and unterrilled—stands up for
t he doctrine of State sovereignity.”
DSf". Sidney Howard Gay, once man
aging editor of Hie New York Tribune,
is writing^ life of Horace Greeley.
James Parkin, in early life a Tribune
until, wrote Greeley’s life some years
since. We think, in view of what we
have 6 tillered, one life of Greeley will
Stevens on Confiscation.
The following, says the Memphis Bulle
tin, is the text of the Bill of ConBscation,
introduced into tha ILzusc #f Kepresenta
tives by Thadeu* Sto*!*fis, -ftfothe purpose,
as the preamble #Belar»s, of iAetiug pun
ishment on “thoyje<^(Je who consntiucd
the Confederate Slat#* of America, both
because thOy. declaSbg an '-unjust war
against the United Slates tin' the purpose
of destroying republican liberty, and per
manently establishing slavery, as, well as
for the cruel and barbarous manner in
which they conducted said war, in violation
of the kwwofiCivilized war fata, arid alto to.
compel them to make some compensation
for the damages and expenditures caused
byjt»i(f,wji(| 1 t t [ / ' l
'He it enacted hud"he Senate And TToiisr
nf Itoptesrnhitivti bf the. l/nttr<l States ,rf
America its. i'anyrtss assembled, That all
the public lands'belonging to the ten states
that formed the government of tbeso-eallcd
“Confederate States of America,” shall be
forfeited by snkl States and bccbtiie forth
with 'vested IriUbo United States,
•Sec 2. And be it further enacted.
That the president shall forthwith proceed
to cause the seizure of the ..property be
long! ug to- the opligcrcnt enemy as is
deemed forfeited hy tlje act of the. 17th of
July, Anno Domini, eighteen hundred ami
sixty two, and hold and appropriate/the
same as enemy's property, and to proofed
to condemnation with that already seized.
Sec. 3. Aiid be it further enacted,
That in lieu of the proceeding to condemn
the proporty thus seized, as enemy's prip
orty, as is provided by the act ot .July sev
entoen, Anna Domini, eighteen hundred
tuid sixty-two, two commissions or more,
as hy him may be deemed necessary, shall
be appointed by the president for each of
the said Confederate States, to, consist of
three persons bach, one of whom shall lie
:m officer of* the late or present army, and
two shall he civilians, neither of whom
shall fee citizens of the state for which le
slirtlt be appointed ; and that the said con
missions shall proceed to adjudicate and
condemn the property aforesaid, under I
such forms and proceedings as shall beprt-!
scribed by , the attorney-general of th ■ I
United States; whereupon the title to sail
property shall'become vested in the Unite!
Sf.C. 4. A ml be it further enacted. j
That out of the lands thus seized and bon-]
fihea'tcd, the slaves who have been libera-1
ted by the operations of tho war and thej
wits, who resided in said '‘Confederate
States,” on the fourth day of March, Anno
l'oiuini, eighteen hundred and sijty-ono
or since, shall have distributed to them as
follows, namely : To each male person
who is the head of a family, forty acres ;
to each widow who is the head of a family,
forty acres ; to be held by them in foe
simple, but to be inalienable for the next
ten years after they become seized thereof.
For the purpose ot distributing and allot
ting said land, the secretary of war shall
appoint ns many commissions in each stale
as he shall deem necessary, to consist of
three members each, two of wli#n atjenst
shall not be citizens of the state for which
they are appointed. Each of said commis
sioners shall receive a salary of three
thousand dollars annually, and all neccssa
ty expenses. Each commission shall be
allowed one clerk, whose salary shall be
two thousand dollars per annum. The ti
tle to the homestead aforesaid shall be
vested in trustees for the use of the liber
ated persons aforesaid; trustees shall be
appointed by the secretary of war, and
shall receive such salary as he shall direct
not exceeding three thousand dollars per
annum, At the end of ten years the .ab
solute title to said homesteads shall he con
veyed to said owners, or to the heirs of
such as are then dead.
Fee. 5. And he it further enacted, That
out of tho balance of the property thus
seized and confiscated, there shall he
raised, in the manner hereinafter provided,
a sum equal to fifty dollars for each home
stead, to be .applied by the trustees, here
inafter mentioned, toward the erection of
buildings on said homcstojds for the use
of said slaves; and the further sum of,
five hundred millions of dollars, which
shall ho appropriated as follows, to-wit:
Two hundred millions shall he invested in
Enited States six per oentmn securities,
and the interest thereof shall be semi an
nually added to the pensions allowed by
law to pensioner^ who have become so by
.reason of, the lato war; three hundred
millions, or so much thereof as may be
needed, shall be appropriated to pay dam
ages done to loyal citizens ky the civil or
military operations of the government
lately called {ho. ‘‘Ccnfedeiato Statos of
America ”
Fee. G. Andljr it further Enacted, That
in order that just discrimination may be
made, the property of no one shall bo
seized whoso whole estato ou the fourth
day of March, Anno Domini eighteen
hundred aud sixty five, was not worth
more than five hundred dollars, to he Val
ued by the said commission'; unless he shall
havofvoluntarily become an officer or em
ployee in the military or civil sopvieo of
the “Confederate States of Ameiica,” or
in the civil or military service of s«mc one
ul said states, and in enforcing all confis
cations the sum or value of five thousand
dollars in real orporsonal property tJiall be
loft or assigned to tlie delinquent.
Sec. 7. Ami be. it further enacted, That
the commission shall put a just an! im
partial valuation on all the property tints
seized and forfeited, and when such valu
ation shall be completed in the several
states, all the said commissions shall meet
in the city of Washington, and assess the
five hundred millions aforesaid, as well as
! the allowances for homestead buildings,
pra rata, on each of the properties or
estates thus seized, and shall give notice
of such assessment and appointment by
publication for sixty days in two daily
newspapers in the city of Washington,
and m two daily newspapers in the' capi
tals of each of the said ‘•Confederate
Sec. 8 And hr ft further enacted, That
if the owners of said seized and forfeited
estates shall, within ninety days after the
first, of said publications, pay into the
treasury of die United States the sum as
sessed on their estates respectively;, all of
their estates and lands not actually appro
priated to the liberated slaves, shall be re
leased and restored to their owners
Sec. 9. Ami be it further enacted, That
all the land, estates and property of what
ever kind, which shall not be redeemed ns
aforesaid, wilhin ninety days, shall be
sold and converted into money, in such
time and manner as may bo deemed by
the said commissioners most advantageous
i to the United Status : Provided, That no
arable laud shall bo sold in larger tracts
than five hundred acres: And provided
furtherThat no louger credit shall be
given than three years.
8*2“ It is assorted in u Northern pa
per dial Kistort is so much in love jvitli
i the United Mate- that she means to
make this country her home. Stic thinks
! it a laud of liber!y. 1'obr deluded cre
I ture! »
." 1 ’ _
Who are Disfranchised by the LaW
of Congress ?
isvift* (.VwriV'f sivys : From
Jion of the fniNteuSibills it
at the following.is tll^coiuli
of |he various rla«ae» liiitioned
Igous kills vvh ff avut® ready
1st.. AH persons Wlio,befY>Wtf1ic war.
were irvembofg of (.'oiigvess or officers
of the United States, and took an oath
to support the Constitution of the
United States, and afterwards engaged
in the rebellion.
2d. All persons who, prior to the
war, wer<ryexecutive, legislative, or ju
dicial OtTh'wrs of the State, and took the
like oath and engaged in the rebellion.
This embraces Governors, members of
the Legislature, and judicial olfififrs.
from a •fudge of the Supreme Court. '
down lo aTu^fioe"'of flTf> T’crtefC'tHTb at.1
any time It Hhl the ofiioc wild took the ;
oath, and'aflcr'wards cfijgi&cct ill the re- j
Who then are not excluded?
1st., Xo one is excluded because lie
held an office under the Confederate i
States from President doWn, if he does
not full witliiir one of: the excluded
classes, above specified, Thq sipipie
Auit.ihatj he was a Confederate General
ora, Confederate MofnVtor, or that he
trfok tdi oath td support flic fonstitu
tioil Of tHo GoUtfederate States, dool not
cxelmle him..
2d- Xo State or Cjouuty officer is ex
cluded ou account of his having’held
that office and ffiken the oath and en
gaged in the rebellion, if lie were not
an executive, legislative or judicial tof
fleer; therefore, neither a lawyer, tax
collector, sheriff, clerk, receiver, coun
ty treasurer, surveyor, or constable; is
Sd. As no man under twenty-one
years of age, when the war began, held
any such office, is, disqualified, and as
uqnp of them,took the oath to support
the Coiistittifiolt of thiv United States
during the war, and as the war com
mented six years ago, no man in Geor
gia, under twenty-scveif, years of age, !
can ho excluded.
4th. Xo Militia officer can be ex- :
fith. The whole, mass of our people
who fall within none of the excluded
classes ubovp.mentioned. are free from
the disqualification, and may vote and I
hold office in the State without regard ;
to the part they took in the late rebel- j
U is evident that those prosegiptipns
Will exclude a large proportion, of our i
people. Every man who hits pnWici-1
paled in the rebellion, and'has pribr to
that period takob< an oath to support
tho Constitution of tho United States,1
is proscribed. Xo matter' how long be
fore the war he may have taken the ;
oatii to the Constitution, though if nitty
have.been lmlf a ooutury. he is still ex- j
eluded by that fac.t from all official po
sition. i t is a relentless and inhuman i
loliev, unworthy of an enlightened i
leoplc and a free government, nnd yet (
there arc men in the South, who, for
tho.ir own personal heuclit, and in. the
apprehension of mpasures still morose-1
xerc and exclusive, hfe willing to ae- |
e-pt the legislation now presented to ,
them, and tix upou themselves and
Hear posterity the badges of degrad,a
fun which have been provided by their j
We cannotbelieve that the mass of.
Ill" Southern people are yet ready to
ho guilty of this snlf-abnsement, and
hope to see them repudiate the blind
anil seliish guides who are leading
them to disgrace.
Letter from Gen. Longstrcet. .
Tt will be seen by the following let- ■
ter publisher! in a N’exv Orleans paper,
that General Longs!reet favors tho ae- j
eeptance of the Militant Bill of Con
gress) •
Xi.w Qkt.f.xns, March 18, 1861.
* * *. * A- 1 haveV.eVcr applied ,
myself polities, 1 cannot claim to
s|«’ak to the wise Mates men who are
devoting their energies to the solution
of tho problem which agitates tho pub- 1
lie mind. T ran only speak the plain, i
honest convictions of a soldier. i
Tt ran hardly he necessary, at this
late day, lo enter into a discussion of
the matter that is usually brought up i
in agguing upou the proposed plan for
rcconstructingthe government. Indeed
many of them are not pertinont to the
The striking feature, and the one
that our people should keep in view is.
that xve are a conquered people. Re
cognizing this fact squarely and fairly,
there is but one course left for wise
men to pursue. Accept the terms that
are offered us by the conquerors. There
can ho no discredit to a conquered peo
ple for accepting the conditions Offered
by their conquerors. Nor is that- any
occasion for a feeling ofdiumiliation.—
We have made an horn rL'tmd l hope I
may say, a creditable tight, but xve hive
lost. Let 'is come forward then, and
accept the ends involved in the strug
gle- i
Our people earnestly desire that the
constitutional government shall be re
established. and tho oply means to ac
complish this'is;to jfomply with the rc
quijvufents of the recent Congressional
it is said by some that Congress xvill
not receive us even after xve have com
plied xvitli their requirements. But 1
can lind no suffleidrit reasons for enter
taining this proposition for a moment.
I cannot admit that the representative
men of a great nation could make such
ttloilrro in It* 11 t'-i illi
Admitting, however,: that there is
su«h a mental reservation, can that lie
any excuse Torus in failing to discharge
our duty?
bet us accept the terms, as wc arc in
duty bound to do, and if there, is a lack
of good faith let it be upon others.
I am, very respectfully, your most
obedient servant,
A Novel Invention.— An ingenious
Frenchman lms devised a bridle bit
which, at the will of the rider or driver,
closes the nostrils of an ungovernable
steed. The animal is powerless, ami to
‘•run away" is simply impossible, 'Rad
icalism should tlms be bridled. It is
hurrying the country to perdition.—
When Southern Mates are wholly pro
vinces of the North, there is an end of
American freedom. Our system is
subverted—States are provinces aud
freemen slaves. If we could ouly “bri
dle the passions'’and stop the wind of
Fotgress, the country might yet be
saved.—•[ .Memphis bulletin.
T,eaknei> Advice.— Attorney Geuc-1
ral Hooper. Of Jackson. Miss., has writ
ten a learned review of the situation,
lie .loses with these words: My ad
vice it to stand firmly by whatever of
constitutional rights we may be able to
assert) mul if the mad spirit of faction
shall rend the pillars of the temple, we
will sjnk amid its ruins, with a maul)
protest on our lips, anil fealty in outj
hearts to those great cardinal principles
of human liberty, for which our fathers
fought the war of the great HcVOlntlon,
aud which, though wc may not be able
to build up and establish with our own
hands, no power on earth can erase
from our hearts.
#5S“Tlie Missouri Supreme Court has
rescinded the rule requiring attorney>
to take the test oath prescribed by lim
Mate Constitution.
(tigrThadicai Stevens' sweeping con
fiscation bill lu been posponetf until
A Word of Caution.
Holly Springs Reporter says, if'
there was cvcra time in the history of
a people when, more than ordinarily,
dirisioft Wilt to be ilepreoiltedjpnd pa*
feet liernumy to be desi red, now is tlapt-i
timcjbr the Sotrth. Aiid it is upotn
this subject that we desire to utter a
word of warning to our people geiier-i
ally, ttnd to our rotempornries of tin?'
press particularly. Grave questing
are npw before us for discussion, ques
tions'iipfm the solution and filial de
termination of which depends the fate
of onr section, of our country, perhaps
of free government upon earth, tt
pains us to the heart to see.au eyhl^ul <
disposition to use epithets, to Impugn'
motives, and to decry character. This i
,wpd*pd bopq<L had died .the death /of i
VriHtieuT iiiekrviugs.’iu Our sect i/in. \
Ureal, tiodl is it not possiblc.fora peo
ple, standing in consultation above the
Couch of their liberties sick unto death. !
to refrain from the turbulence and par
tisan yiolimoo, which addwjuii knoss to
tlie fevered pulse of the patient, al
ready iljlrtbst bt’jjoml 'b’ppef' That
there should he dinbfeMrte 'of opinion
asuothc remwrty, is to be expected.
\Y q,shouid-dui|b». the g<;iun-jU honesty
of purpose If tim e .were not. Bui, we
do hoi think Tt at all n'OMsslirlTv fol
lows, because there Is such a ‘differ
oneo, that one more than another, is
plotting the patient s death. The. mo
mentous issues now, jigfore, us, .cannot
be settled by such manner of cliseus
-lon. Thbrc is tdo milchrtt'Makc. ’/he
people deslvc to thirl th<J right, and
hill ing found it, no puny publicist, no !
blatant harfuigue-r, or noisy journalist
can tprn them from the liiaintainanec
°1 jt- At such times, we desii;o the
tiiiimpassioued arguments of statesmen,
honest anil pure, who seek for no vic
tory of any party, for no triumph upon
the hustings; but, wlm undertake to
discuss, in tlie light of their country’s
good aiid flic immutable laws of right,
our duty amidst the dangers and diffi
culties which ertViron us. Let us
frown down any attompt to make par
tiesamong us.. If wo differ, let it not
be the difference, ot‘ enemies, but only
ail emulation in striving for the coin'
nlon good. Because We all cannot
think alike, let us not call names and
invoke curses, liod have mercy upon
us, it we so. lose .confidence in one nu
mber as ,to descend to this. Then in
deed are we lost, when we cease to be
able or willing to trust or honor those
who cannot agree with us in opinion
* Specie Payments.
The X. Y. Tribune is for resuming
specie payments at onto. It admits
thfctuthe proceeding would not be free
ftwm inconvenience—but, says 1 lie edi
I-ct us imagine the very worst tliat
covi.n Vome io pass—that everybody
should take to slicing and hnrrsssing
everybody—tliat all values should
shrink and shrivel—tliat- traitic should
be paralyzed—that those who hold Na
tional Bank notes should tirstTun the
Hanks for greenbacks and then run the
Treasury for gold—in short, suppose
every one to act as iusanelyjts possible
—what then? Who does not know
tliat. in such a state of collapse1 Aur im
ports would be nearly suspended while
our exports would be largely swelled,
so tliat specie would soon be pouring
in upon us from Europe in payment
for our cotton, tobacco, cheese, btitf.r,
lard. &e., Are. And bow could we be
forced again into suspension, with gold
and silver flowing in upon us from
Europe on the one hand, and front our
own mining region on the other?
At the very worst, we could but pnv
out our last coin and stop. What then ?
\\ ould the premium on gold shoot up
into the thirties? No: because there
would be uo real demand for gold.
Europe cotild not draw it. from us; our
own market would be deluged with (lie
§107,000,000 drawn from our Treasure,
added to that daily insuring in from our
mines and from Europe; the very men
who drew the gold out of the Treasury
would be glad to' put it hack and take
greenbacks in lieu of it. We should
soon have two specie dollars coming
into the Treasury for. every one
running out.
We believe the government might
safely resume to-morrow—that its re
servo of specie is tuAu icnt—that oven
should it prove otherwise, and the
Treasury forced to suspend again—
there would he no panic, and that the
premium on gold would henceforth he
nominal only.
fiSrltecept investigations establish
the singular fact that the French peo
ple are degenerating in stature and
other physical development, and de
ceasing in number. ’The births, which
used to be live in a family, are now re
duced to three, and the number of de
formed children is alarmingly on the
increase. Much of this result is proba
bly attributable to the corrupt state of
society iij many parts of France, and
especially in ihe large cities. America
would do well to take heed of the ad
monitions which Franco gives on the
degeneracy of her people.
Beast BfTi.F.ti Br.isu Careii For.—A
package containing a neatly turned
wooden spoon, about four foot. long,
arrived at Washington, last week, bv
express, directed to .Major General It.
F. Butler. Another spoon, of iron,
some eighteen inches in length, ivasscd
through Richmond last week, per
Southern Express Company, directed
to "II. E. Butler, Washington, D.
On the reverse side was “First Alabama
returns under the provision* of the
Sherman Bill.” If the spoons were on
ly.silvor the Beast would pocket both
the insult tuul the spoons.
a Ooor> Satiuf..—The editor of the
State-line (Va.) tiazotte, desiring to ac
eommodate. himself to the new politi
cal dispensation, offers for sale:
•‘A well-bound volume, containing
the Constitution of the late United
States, the Constitution of Virginia,
now Military District A. No. 1; also,
the Virginia Bill of Rights, and the
Kentucky Resolutions of 177(1. Any
one desiring to preserve these relies of
the barbarous age. extending from 1770
to 18lil. will do well to call. Also, a
copy of the Bible will lie exchanged for
the life and writings of John Brown,
fcar'The following good story is again
in circulation through our exchanges:
A year or two after Tyler's accession,
the l’resident. contemplating an excur
sion iu some direction, his son went to
order a special train of cars. It so
happened that the superintendent was
a very strong Whig. On Bob’s making
known bis errand, that otlicial bluntly
informed him that his road could not
run any special train for the I’rcsident.
"What!" said llob, “did you not fur
nish a special train for tlic funeral of
(leneral Harrison?”
“Yes." said lie. patting Bob on the
back, "and if you II only bring voitr
father in (hat shape, vou 'ahull have the
best train on the road.”
8<a5“A report has reached the English
Consul at Zanzibar* that Dr. l.hing
stonc, the celebrated Alt'in 11 explorer,
and half of his party had been murder
ed by the Cadres. The report is on the
authority of nine native attendants who
i scaped. The ntta k was sudden, hut
tho Doctor had lime to overpower
those facing him, hut was cut down
from behind while endeavoring to re
load his revolvt r.
The Present fl.net the Vnt'nrc,
“It is fashionable,” says tlie Atlanta
Constitutionalist, “to lijty posterity,”
in view ©(!<»“ t'dlif^pT 'qvils which
thrcat*fto bcfolp flic fuMtro of tills
country. * v
The ConstlUitfjjnliljst tiuks that the
“present gener iRbri ift m<K to be. pit
led than posterity, ftc:» posterity
will not have oxpeficifroflfho benefits
bf fwA governirmiit, wLpe this genera
tion has. This geneffuioii of Ameri
cans was horn free, hut it will probably
die in bondage.”
Posterity will know nothing of free
government, except ns a historical rem
iniscence, unlessjt asserts its preroga
tive of governing Hselif, on tlie princi
ples of right and justice, under the,
form of government established by our
fathers, and jfijafnnte/d by Ihyfp jto As.
So far as it could lie doife by constf
tntional eomjfflW. iCWOP'ftoon Tirolren 1
down, and instead ofjjantfrniittingjthat
form and sy stem of guYcfumniif IA Ahv ’
posterity, we Impose Upon litem a des
potic of the most ©diatis ehtirneptip—
The ffoyernmeiit of the ‘fallieis or tjie
Republic has tiern destroyed, and in
stead Af being citizens ot a- once frdn
goveautment, we li.iVe Ifrcoine tnilijncts
of n vvifliMbiss tlvspo^ium.,and our.chil
liest (iovernmenl on eaijtli, They will
not know belief by cxpcyicucc. and
consequently will,ifoi have to cndilrc
wiititwe serfs who oner1 wfre free have
to suffer: for tho'ifwmory of tlm TVeo
past is ever before our minds tOiriludug
US with the blessings which wo. have
sacrificed and St hi eh we hufc ferVeant
ly thrown away, never to be again en
Those are gloomy reflect iou-s,, but
they arc. a tie li as the,present ebudition
of the people of tin's country suggests
to every reflecting mind. SVe inJiy be
able to maintain the semblance of "free
government, but as ali but tho nume
have been aac.yiiie.ed, there is.but little
more to lose,
found uot'tiV be pt'a, t.iealde
to enforce the b'lnkriaj/t Jaw at once.
Senator Anthony ,>liercfoi;c introduced
a proposition tq-dny, siutppiidijig its
operations eVrept in the mattei'' of ap
pointments Under tin* aid. utiHldTtnje 1.
Tho matter was referred to tlie Judici
ary Committee, where a hill is pending,
transferring the appointment of regls
life to fh'o IMSTrlct Judges of the Uni
ted states. '
8®*A Vera (Yuz correspondent says
(lie most formidable body of Ivor semen
kuown in Mexb-ofw many years, has
been organized and-placed under Me
jia's command, and should the bailie
prove a liberal defeat, it will most
probably be Uriost info n disastrous
route, tin the other baud, if Maximil
ian is defeated, his,.cavalry will suilico
him for a desperate attempt to cut his
way to the l!io Grande, where lie will
take refuge in file United States.
R-jy The Herald's fliarb-'ton. ft. ('..
correspondent says a mass meeting of
'citizens, irres pci-live'of color, was held
tliere la>t week. '1 here Were only about
tiity whites present. .Judge Moore, s
white man, presided, nod :i negro acted
as secretary. The ■meeting was decid
edly Radical. ResoluGrtns -claiming the
snfti-aae nud the right to hold olllpe for
the colored men, onposimf large land
monopolies and calling for a revision
of the State rode ati-.l iWranlzation of
the courts were adopted.
8‘3y* Beverly Tucker, who Is proscrib
ed in the United States, recently triw
clcd from San Imis 1‘otosi to the city
of Mexico, and was robbed live times.
8-stV'Ex-Seiialui- Foster, of Connecti
cut, lias been nominated as Minister to
Austria, in place of Mr. Motley, re
signed, and Cow.an. rejected.
For several dfcys past the newspapers
have teemed with articles, comments and
editorials, touching the recent acts of Con
gress that place the ten Southern States
under what is termed I'rovisieual or Mili
tary Governments or Districts. Every
body seems to have some ideas, views or
opinions, differing from everybody else, as
to the objects and ultimate results of the
new order of things about to be intro
duced. Speculation is abroad in every di
rection. Imagination, ideality, veneration,
hope, fear and easuality, are all at work in
the attempt to spread out the thing in
such form and in such coloring, as to im
press upon the minds of the nervous oues,
some ominous and fatal results soon to be
realized—spectres, raw head and bloody
bones, hobgoblins, sea-serpents and geni,
fill the atmosphere, and haunt onr walks
by day and our dreams by night. We
arc all the time trying to cross the bridge
before we get to it, and horrifying our
minds, M rather imaginations, with the
dangers we are to meet ou the bridge.—
This is certainly wrong, as uo good can
conic of it. Let us like men in a storm
at sea, koepoool, act well our part, being
at the mercy of tho winds and waves, and
bide our time, til the nope (bat tno storm
will waste itself" itself, ere long, ami that
we may be safely moored In some secure
It reminds us, when we hear some peo
ple talk, :of a set of old crazy women tell
ing ghost stories, in whieli there seems to
ho intense interest to excel in the huge
ness of their ghosts. If you meet a luan,
and engage him in social conversation, he
will soon tell you that ho is broken up by
the war and ruined as to property, aud
immediately ask what you think of our
having been thrown into a military prov
ince, and dolefully t^lk of loosing all we
have by confiscation, and so on. Let us
act otu- part more nobly, and bold up our
beads like men, if tvo die bard. Let us
not try to frighten /each other to death,
till our time comes to die. Let us whistle
while passing through tho woods, even
though wo are afraid of ghosts. We
should remember that our great ancestors,
betoro the first rebellion that made us free
aud independent, were poor, and bore many
privations aud hardships with little or no
e'omplaiuing. They bad but one hope of
ultimate triumph, that of labor, patience
aud perscvercnce, with meek submission
to the reverses incident to the experi
ment they were making Hut these no
bio ancestors differed from "us in this—
they did not think as we do, that it was
disreputable to work, and they taught
their children to rise early and toil late —
They taught their boys to plow, to hoe, to
chop, to grub, and every other species of
labor; and the mothers taught their
daughters to spin, to weave, to took, wash,
milk, and every other species of household
ar. l domestic labor, and wb t was the re
i n i in r ■ ii i ——ruin -
suit? health, longevity. independence and
plenty, among them. You find no con
sumption, no dispepsia, ' of snuff,
smokiug cigars, chewin visiting
a. thousand
ur day. The
■ world ever
adis homespun
themselves with making and wearihg such
dresses as they could manufacture at home;
and they were an industrious and happy
people. J!ut how is it now with us, n
ruined and broken up people ? Out,wives
and sisters dress finer and more extrava
}£U»tityrt(^dyy, than they did before the
wai\imd the men are equally vain and am-1
bittous of thevr”cfross"and style nY ITle; a rift
to both sexes, how bitter is the piTI' cilled j
work or labor. The silljfj one horse aris
tocracy, affect ip Regard work as simCthing
pietvial, disgraceful and exceedingly in^ic
eomjfig their position, (tluit is poverty.)
Hio.kiiowsoiuq pqor, vain,qtqaturef, t)mt
oata waroetybily food aud wood to , piakc
them comfortable, that ain't tihlnk of jivj
ing without hired servant*'to doofc, Wash
and sWfeep'thoft'tom ; and they refuse t<i
gb’fo'ehurch ”he^ns6 they hare notsbfiYc
thin g fine and fashionable to wear, that
in^y please, the fancy of the silty ones like
themeelvci. Such, people are .eternally
whining, snivelling :vn4 complaining oi'
the hnrdtiince, and distrusting in the fu
ture, because they distrust in. tilemwilyos.
Sneli people fear the consequences of the
military laws, because they fear that other
people fifty not be able to support them, as1
they h ive heretofore done ' Hut why fret
and become 'impatient ''AVer anticipated
evils’ “Siiffietont'unto .the day is the
o?d thereof,” and all. our suiuiisings and
imagining!! will neither make our erudition
the bettor,er tiie worse Let our military
rules suspend or: enforce tile civil.laws, as j
tdicy uow are; letithciu modify Or change !
them as may suit) their purpose ; we have,
as vet. no voice, lot or nart. in the matter.
ami let us not frot and grieve rmfse'lvbk in
anticipation of severer penalties, for wo
are emphatically,,a subjugated people, and
at this mercy of^tliose that wield the scep
tre oyer ust Then let prudence iqid so
ber good eqn.se sh^pe the line of our con
duit, and let kk sUpw to the world our
magnunimity, \>f miblyr-bedring- what we
cirtW not ptfeAMy ovmlai'for our hand is
in the lion's mouth; and the victor claims
his spoils. Stormy seas mate‘skillful pi
lots; adversity is the school In which great
iiycq have evir tetin trained, and the things I
we how regard as heavy afflictions, m»v.1
in the providence, of God, he unto us
blessings in disguise—the darkest hour of
night is just before day foot us cetgsc to
brood over the dark side of our picture-—
Let ouv anticipations take hold upon things
brighter and moro cheering, and cherish
the1 Heaven born emotion of hope. Vos.
hope, "eternal hope 1" Heaven’s brightest
and most glorious star, Whose radiance has '
cheered mortal hearts for sly thousand'
years, and still shines undunmed.
I -—:-—'* r*0 ■■ -p ~—
, ’UARUlfcU.
On Wedoysday, the goth, at the residence
of the brides Father, tty Kev. f'rownovor,
Mr. J. W. IIahskll and Miss 8a1.1.tv E. Ad
ams, all of Monroe county.
Topper has said seek a good wife of thy
God, for she is the.beat gift of hit* Providence.
Our friend Harrell feeling the truthfulness of:
the poets seDliinent, bath sought and fouyd a
fair partner, who loving and loved, lias joined
bet-fortune and life with bis. lfcnceforth
they arc one, life’s joys and cares, its hopes
and fears are mutually theirs. May (lie dews
of Heaven with mellow tenderness fall upon j
them in the enjoyment of‘perfect happiness i
and may no care mar tliffr wedded bliss. j
Died in Des Are, Mitroli lEdy 18117, after an
illucsa of fhree days. Mrs. Eccinda E. (Jox,
wife of J. M. Cox, and. daughter .of A. and !
Martha llill. Sister Cox was borii in Lincoln
county, Tonnersaoer in' J8dli. Her father
moved to Alabama witeu she was young,
whero she was married to J. M. Cox, in Nov.
1888. . 1
Site and Lor Lusband professed faith in
■Christ iti Julj, 1839, hnd were bapti»eU into
the fellowship of the Little Bear Crook Bap
list Church, liy Llder Joshua liArhor-^-and
moved to Db i Hi p&county, Arkansas, in I8l~—
and was a member of the Des Arc Baptist
Church at the time pf her death. Kister Cox
was an afiectiopaio wife, a kiud and indulgent
muirii i, ttuu (III HCCUUilUUUHllIlg IieigUUOr, IW1
humble, faithful, devoted and scl^.denying1!
follower of Christ. Her hbshuud being a
Baptist minister for many years.—a portion j
of the time a missionary—-the responsibility |
and cares of the family were thrown upon j
her, but to all these sho patiently submitted j
for the cause of Christ* ilrgfng fier husband ,
to go, when be felt it his drtty to stay and care
for her. But her trials and cares, solf-dcnyal
and labor of love in the Redeemer’* cause as ,
a minister’s wife is now ovor, and sheicalled
up higher, to enjoy her reward. She left an
afflicted.husband and four children to mourn '
her loss, though they mourn not as those who]
have uo hope. “It is fur better to depart and 1
be with Christ.'* PASTOR.
The Memphis fi<iptis{ will please copy. !
V . , . :< . -I
TUE UNDERSIG NED Would ' respectfully
announce to the citizciii bf Des AVc and
surrounding country that they are prtpared,
on short notice to execute with neatness und '
dispatch, all kinds of work belonging to the!
blacksmith trade. Mr. W. L. Smith, a com
petent workman, can be found at all limes at
the aJbop tm Woodruff St,, north of i Buena '
Vista Sttcct^
done in a skillful manner. All kinds of work
for sale at the store of Warner & Edwards,
where orders may be left, and receive prompt .
attention. All contractu for liabilities subject
to the approval of Wm. M. Wtpwi before ‘
valid. A. O. EDWARDS ^ CO. i
mar 80, 1367-Cm.
J. t*. JONSON, Office—*W«Ht l’oiui, Arkansas. I
JNO. M. MOORE, Office—Searcy, Arkansas. f
Attoruoys at Law,
- ■ ■ • > r a'II
General Land and Collecting Agents,
Will give prompt attention to any business
in tho counties of Independence, Jackson,
Woodruff. Mutirue, Prairie, White, Conway
and Van Burcu. taarO
fO'i'I / WF' '■ Tj V > 'i(v
' ■ r \ • ' ; i «
Dry G-ootk Bools, S\\m,
Dills, Eli*.
5l'l'al - ii- i'mi" .iiin t • . ,<•
\xr. orrEn it at
■\Vliol9sriic I*i'iocs
•>. . _
For the next
% , f j(f.. . .
f ■ ■ .
Thirty Days,
. :ni ...
in order to make room for the large j
stock ot SPUING GOODS now on the
way. We say to the limning commu
nity, if yon Want a bargain now is
your time. We solieit an examination
of otir whole stock, consisting of
t » ,ol: l -Off 71,!) f
1'i a .Wll U I'.,
Tnn AUE, W003)E\WARE,
Give ufl a call n.nd examine for yourselves;
we trv to keep nothing but whnV will stand
inspection. STKWAKT, GWYNNE & CO.
For £3oJLo2
m\V6 first rate GRIST US I EES cheap
L Kji* cntfh. Apply to
Jj>es Arc, March.30, 1807—lm
Dr. Rob't B. Trexesvant^
{TTOUMKllLV of White River Township.)
' having pefniahently locate l :»♦ illstin.
will practice in all the branches of his pro
fession, and .solicits the patronogo of the citi- j
xons of
Office apd reaidonce(at Mr. .las. Fmmerson’s.
AtmrHi, Arkansas; March lid, 18 57—martft)- j
RfRuhtr EoulsvEIBe. Memphis,
aatl While River racket,
J. C. l’fep liE'N I* ATT'GI'I,.Master, j
l-\ IU-ri.ky,.Clerk, j
run regularly, topping ivt all way laud- j
Inga. For freight or passage apply on
board. niaidO
1 Apotuiii s ltonsi- of Ruler. J.
(Hillllirnt, »» Rmtun Vistn .Street, noai
the Stijauikoft LauJiug, for the uccoimuuda
lion of
Ky the day, week,’or month, Solicits the pat
ronage of those visiting Des Arc. The fare
will be as food aa the market afford?, and
jtrh-ros moderate.
Give me a trtf\l‘,'tffnl I will endeavor to* give
pea Arc, Arif., Marc^;23, 18i*>7—6m
J. Sims -A.lleii, j
Commiesion Merchant,
Groceries, Hardware, Furniture, &c,,
My stock consists in inirl, at' the fallow
ing articles:
Tugether with a large lut uf useful Goods, ^
which I will sell low for cash.
Mr. Geo, TV. Vaoes and Mr. Heck R Kkr
ball, always on hand to dispose, but not to !
he disposed of,
Des Are, Ark., March 1(1, 1886.
Corn Meal.
' | LST received, per Agnes. 10,000 puuuds
Coni JlctU, uud for aali* by
niarlG- J. Si MS ATLEN.
■ A. 1*1 M> il l .
Formctly of Pimtall's Sharpshooters, Pardon's
Brigade, Missouri Infantry,
t a p 1 c a n d £ a n c it
M'S? Q.Qovg.
NO. It*) NOiail MAIN STltEXiT,
fcldt-Ct ST. LOl lS, MO.
uiNMiu rio\.
RE it known that the partnership hereto-!
fore existing between L. L. Cress & J. A. !
lions,daux. ha. this day been dissolved bv
mutual agreeuiuit.
J. A. nousr.L.vix,
i.. 1 mustf.
itt&rB. •
H'AYIMLcoutiluded to remain in bet* Arc,.
tender* his;serviccs Iw (In) citizaw- tf''11'
i aUr. Over thia*fy year* experiene*, tided
0 11 (liorongli qualification for his profession,
insures him that he can give general s»ti”’
fit. Ultiisiers of the 0"$pel. and fill
ivho have been disabled in the service of their
iountry, treated gratis.
I)<".'V\i;v:Aroa February 2, IS u —dm ^
\ TPaST. S*. C. fcuMfcLL Will o’ptm fi^r
1 School-nt the l’resbyfhriun Church on
ho First Monday in February. A re*
*onable.number of scholars—boy* atnl girl
?0licH'<jd.‘ Rate* of Tuition $2 00, $2 oOand
$3 00 per month. Having had ‘considerable
experience she guarantees •oiisiaetion.
lX*s Arc, Feb. 2t 1§0<-Lf
LIVERY .ST A 111,11
x. r. c; iti:hr & nno«,
IS PUKPARjlD fo'ftccojnmo'1atQ-the pnblio
. with •
llorscs. Itugirles, CaiTlii?;es,Elf.
Persons arriving at Des Ana by steamboats,
will be promptly conveyed 4o any point in the
interior, [junllMy
Auburn- Golden, Flaxen & Silken Curls.
TAHOlHAliil} by the use nf l'rqf. DJJEKKUX'
I Flll/.Flt IB I'llKVKUA, Oyo application**
warranted to curl the most straight and stub
born hair of either sex into wavy ringlets, or
heavy massive' curls. Has been used by the
fashionables of Paris nod LuudnA, with the
most gratifying results. Docs no injury to
the hair. Price by mail, sealed uud poslpai l,
Si. Descriptive Circulars mailed free. Ad
di-ass HERG.BR, SilUTTS & CO., Chemists.
No. iiS5 River St., Troy, N. Y., Sole Agents
for the United States. feb23-ly
Dr~ . JN. Moore,
HAYING resumed the Practice of
lllfdlcine, offers his services in the
various branches of his profession, to the
citizens of HHjpoRY PLAIN axb VICINITY.
Hickory Plain, Auk , M&nih 1807-marO-U
Dress and Bonnet Making,
MRS, M. A. LURK begs leave to inform
the Ladies ofDfs Are, and surrounding
country, that she is now prepared to do up
Hats and Bonnets in the most fashionable
style. Also, makes Donneft*.ervfs and makes
and IlonnelP, of the lafce.sf fashion.
Des Arc, March 23, 18G7.
TS TIEHUhv GIVEN, That I will apply at
I. the nest t<;rm of the l’robatc Court tpf
Prairie County, to be hotden ou the 21 Mon
day in April, 18*17. for an order to sell tho
real estate of Matthias Sweeney, deceased.
AdnPr K^tafe of Matthais Swcer.cv, dec'd.
March 2, 18*77-It.
On the Way and in Store !
I‘ino Tar in Cans,
Super C. Soda, j
Indigo, Star Candles, >
Well I in rkets, Hope.
Copper, Spii'o,
Ginger, Cloves, &v„
Wash Hoard-i,
Coal Oil, Linseed Oil,
Spts. Turpentine,
Si'otidi Snuff,
* Chewing Tohaei'O,
Swfokiug Tobaeyo,
Selves, Mails, unelud
iug a good lot Oil.)
Wood Trays, 1’owder,
Tubs, liuekcts.
Water Coolers, Hails,
Trace Chains,
Horse and Mule Collars,'
Haines, (iron and wood,)
Windojv,Class, all sizes.
Cutty, White Lead,
Tea Kettles, Hiseuil Ovens,
Skillets, Frying Hans,
I’ots, (large and small.)
Shovels and Tongs,
Spades, Hoes,
Hakes and Shovels,
Cooking Stoves,
•Hamburg and -Lug.'
* Dairy Chppse,
Mackerel in kits
and barrels, Cickles,
Hulk Meats,
Clear Sides and
Pickled Hcet',»
'White Heans,
Irish Potatoes,
Sugar-Cured Hams.
ALSU—Dry Goods in groat variety, now
style Prints, Dress Goods, Heady-Made•Clulli
>ng, Quecsuswure, Hardware, Ac.
lluzen & McPherson.
Dfs Arc, February 9, 1897,
look he nr, 7 7 p
Garden Seedy :
Wk have on the way a targe tot of Lau
uroiii s selected Udruea Seeds, every vuricty.
Call ami got jour supplies.
llos Arc, February 1H07.
wm. c..u:vin\ i:<,| r. Kt ssi
j. a. ltEU.. jno. r. nsntu.
MUm, Mil & SB„
Importers and Wholesale
mw #00 B S I1
-AX.,- . J
Motions, t
\d. 2(17 Main SI., below Seventh St., 1
ju«ia-6m Lftl Kmui, Kl . »V
1 DEAN, n( Dean ^oQinnist N. Y. ML
Dean k Hale. Cincinnati.
.INO. D. AD VMS, of luttle It<xk, Ark. KP1
1 • • i At I1, ol I. & J. V\, Aurora,
Indiana. Mjii
’ Dean. Adams &. H-nfF HI

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