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C,raXr.^oPa?!SST;SS;! POE & MATHEWS, Proprietors. ipartBiSWD September, lkij $2 50 PER ANNUM—In Advance. :;v , « _-- _r—t_ •_,________ Cfnw per M|u*r# f©r each additional insertion. Tickets, Bill Hoads, Blanks of every descrip- —-;...~ 1 ^-5--* 1—--—--——■" ~~--= ~ -' ^ir-rr: ■ . ■ - 1 —■ lo- — - - -j ■ — Advertisements not onVud for a specified J: r**’,u,"a*..voetjme 2. deb arc, Arkansas, jdiste 32,1867. number ie.te-S SSKIS.- • _ - - __ _ . __ V_/ I All .1 ,1 V< !•: i_ ; 11 ,e I ...... C,.. . 5 1! _ PROFESSIONAL CAROS. A. C. TIOKKTT. L. >!. RAMS A UK. 1»ICRE r r «fc 11 V M S3 A U It, A T T O It \ E ¥ S IT El W . -t/iAMAT5,.15. Will practice in the counties* of Woodruff, Jackson, White ami Craighead. Special at tention given to collections of all claims en trusted to their care aprG-ly J. <\ JONSON, Office—West Point, Arkansas. J NO. M. MOORE, Office—Searcy, Arkansas. JO\SO\ & MOORE, at Law, SOLICITOUS IX CnAXCERT, —ANT)— General Land and Collecting Agents, HEAUCV, ARKANSAS. Witt jtivc prompt attention to any business in the counties of Independence, Jackson, Woodruff, Monroe, l’rniric, White, Conway and Van Buvcn. marJ DK. ALLEN HAVING concluded to remain in Res Are, tenders his services to the citizens gen erally. Over thirty years experience, added to a thorough qualification for his profession, assures him that he can give general satis faction. Ministers of the Gospel, aril all who have been disabled in the service of their country, treated gratis. Dcs Arc, Ark., February 2, 1866—Cm_ J. ft. P. AIORI0GE, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Cotton Plant, Arkansas. Wilt, practice in tlic Circuit Courts of Woodruff county, and the Circuit Courts of it the seventh Judicial District, and give prompt ^ Attention to all business entrusted to hm care. j»n12* ueo. vv . jxLnr jerry> ATTORNEY AT LAW, AND SOLICITOR IN' CHANCERY —AND— GENER IS- I-AND AGENT, COTTON PI-ANT, WOODRUFF COUNTY, ARKANSAS. ■I iril-L attend tlio Circuit end Probate , V Courts for the counties of Moliroe, St. ■ - Francis and Woodruff. mai-1 F J il GAWWOOD.1 f j 8. THOMAS, Dos Arc, Ark. J \ Brownsville, Ark. GATEWOOD & THOMAS, ne t Arc ami Brownsville, 1>R Mills: GOI NTY, ARKANSAS. decl-tf _ __S j GANTT & ISKONAUGH, Brownsville, Ark. j II. P. VAUGHAN, Dcs Arc, Arkansas. Oantt, BronaugU & Vau.Rlian, ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Will practice in the counties of Prairie, While, Woodruff. M .m oo, Arkansas and Pu la. ki. Prompt atftcntion given to the collec tion of claims. Taxes will bo paid and titles investigated for non-residents. aprl l-3iu( ). X. Ul'.DtlErtTU, T. Itt AKE KEXT. k HEDGEPETH & NT. ) ATTOaSSYS AT LAW. S DES ARC, ARKANSAS. Jr • 1 WILL practice in all of the courts of Prairie county, and the circuit courts JL, of the surrounding counties. mav24-Gin WM- T- JONES, #TYDI1KT &T ’ EROWNSVILIE. ARKANSAS. A > WILL practice in the counties of Pulaski. Prairie, Monroe, Woodruff. Jackson and White Prompt attention given to the collec * lion of claims. aprlJ-ly WM. R. ('OOI)Y. 1». MCUAK. COODY & McRAE, a t saw SIMRC'Y, WHITE C'Ol'NTV, A lilt A NiSAW.. Will practio, in all (lie courts of Arkansas. mar24 ROL. f. CLARK. SAM. W. WILLIAMS. JOE w. MARTIN. 1. CLARK WILLIAMS & MARTIN, Attorneys at Law, LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS. WILL pracliee in all the Courts, prosecute Claims of all kinds, collect debts, and act as Ileal Estate and General A /ents. Omen—Markham Street, near State House. april28-tf IV. HICKS, Formerly of the firm of Cypert & 1 I licks. . II, R, FIELDING, Formerly of Athens, Ala. > HICKS & FIELDING. ATTQRMYS AT LAW, 8juny, White Co., Arhansas. WILL praotico in this and the adjacent counties, in the District'Courts, and Su promo Court of the Stnte. --We have in connection without-Law Or pick an ACTIVE 01T-DOCK COLLECTING AGENCY. Claims entrusted to us will bo; promptly aiteuded.to, and if u t immediately collected will be at once scoured if possible. ; Claim against the Government for property taken by the U. S forces (whether receipted for or not}—Bbrsnis Pensions, Akbaacs of Pay &o. promptly attended to. jiwJl- JUCK8 & FIELDING, 1 PROFESSION II. CARDS. DU. J A. ROtlSElAUXS office, is now at Johnson & Davis’ Drug Store : I can he ho consulted at his room at the Tlarvcy House, lie will give Ills undivided attention to C'lirontC Disease# Of every descrip t tion. The best of refcrcuces'oan he furnished, by applying to DR. J. A. ROUSEI.AUX, junl-tf Dei Arc, Arkansas. J. W. BUBN1Y. B. B. TRKZEVANT. I)rs. Bnpnej & Trezcvant, HAVING associated themsolves in thv PRACTICE OF MEDICINE. offer tlioir proi'esiioual servioos to the citi zens of DES ARC AND VICINITY ; And will devote a portion of their time, to the treatment of Chronic Diskahrs, of every j description. Olflce—At Burney Si Bro s Drug Store. apr‘2 im. j. id. heel, PSl’IBICJIAiT, CUP.0-3ON, —.WP— OIISTETHICI AN, DES ARC, ARKANSAS. OFFERS his professional services to the citizens of Des Arc and surrounding country. Omct-At Johnson & Davis’ Drug Store. mayll-tf THOMAS J. MARSH, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR La W , DES ARC, ARKANSAS. JQ5“ Partcular attention given to tlie collection of all kinds of claims agaiust the Government. Office—On Buena Vista street next door to .1. M. Burney's drug store. may25 GEO. K MORTON, At*AS SAW, , —AND— SOLICITOR IN CHANCERY, D*’.S AKC, AB'K ASSAS. Wilt practioe in tlio State and Federal Courts of Arkansas. mayll- | •I/131LO 11 • i ill v> unikFE., A'/jvsta, Ark. Jacksonjwrt, Ark. : SIDNEY S. <3AtTBK* Patterson, Gausc A Br«., ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Jafksonport mid Aiiomsta, Arkansas. Will practice in the Counties of Woodruff, Jackson, Independence, Whitts Lawrence, Randolph, Green. Craighead and Cftjss, and attend to special cases in any part of the State. Address cither office. myl8-ly liODT. S- ANDERSON, WK.Ji THOMPSON, j Jacksvf)j*prtt Ark. Au</u*tri, Ark. i Anderson & Thompson, ATTORNEYS AT LA\V, Jackjcnport and Augti6ta, Ark. Will attend the Courts of Jackson, Wood- j ruff, and adjoining Counties, and to special | cases in any section of the State, Address either office* ®»ayl8-ly I. N. liCftoi’ETlI, 8. N. JACKSON. * HEDGPETH & JACKSON, HOMESTEAD LAND AGENTS, l>e.s Arc, Arliansfie. i Witt, enter Lands under the provisions of the Act of Congress, May ‘21, 180*2, entitled “An act to secure Homesteads to actual set tlers on the public domain.” ap27 STEAMBOATS. ~ Leaves Memphis Every Salt!relay. Ktcgulnr Memphis and White KUer Packet, 1)ES ARC, JNO. T>. ELLIOT,..Master. •I. f.K.F. Kinnkv,.('IrA. A,. (- i THE lies Arr lias been r"rY^-"a,i lomni-Uv repaired ami re fitted, expressly for tlie above trade, and will leave Memphis every Saturday and lies Arc every Wednesday. scp‘2'2- i rsoTici:. TI,K, steamer I»«*N ArrA,, .I - ‘mb ii nm i and ticket passengers through from Mem phis to Little Kook, until further notice, at the following rates, vijtr Pound Freight at sixty cents por hundred pounds. Passengers at seventeen dollars. Two trains per week will he run from Do- j will's Bluff to Little Kook* (on Mondays and Wednesdays) to councct with the steamer Des Arc. Pa-sertgors and shippers can rely on this j arrangement. JNO. D. ELLIOTT, Captain Steamboat Des Arc. Walt & ('o., Agout», Des Are. Leaves Memphis Every Tuesday, Itegular Memphis and White River rack el, COMMERCIAL, JOHN H. DAVIS, - • 0«|»tain. , Gko. C. I?ush, - - Clerk, n , -1 THIS steamer having , ..-SHf Jih wL' -pn thoroughly repair.’1 all! refurnished, will run regularly throughout the season. Leaves Memphis every Tuesuav ! aud Des Are every Saturday morning. maiH ] J. SIMS ALLEN, Agent. ( NX ITIGE. rpnWRTKAMWR COMMERCIAL will rr 1 ■ oeipt for Freight and ticket Passenger - ! through from Memphis to Little Rook. until j , further notice, at the followiug rates, 'vix: Pound Freight, at Sixty Cents per hundred ' pounds. Passengers, at Moventeea Dollars. TWO TRAINS PER W EEK Will be run from Derails Bluff to Little Rock J (on Wednesdays and Saturdays) to connect I with the 8tearner Commercial. Passengers und Shippers can rely upon this arrangement. JOHN B. DAVIS, Caplutn Steamboat Commercial. J. Sims Allr*, Agent, Des Are, Ark., may 4, 18d7»tf* ■thinks oT every «It*Mii j*i ion. for vale at this Other. THE “AGEE.” Once upon an evening bleary, While I sat me, dreamy, dreary, In the sunshine, thinking over Things that passed in days of yore; While I nodded, nearly sleeping, Gently came a something creeping Up my back, like water seeping ; Seepingupward from the floor; “It’s a cooling breeze,” I muttered, ‘•From the regions ’ncath the floor— Only this, and nothing more. Ah ! distinctly I remember, It was in that wet September, When the earth, and every member Of creation that it boro, Had, for weeks and weeks, been soaking In the meanest, most provoking Foggy rains, that, without joking, Wc had ever seen before; So I knew it must be very Cold and damp beneath the floor— Very cold beneath the floor. So I sat me, nearly napping, In the sunshine, nearly napping, And was feeling i^uitc delighted With the breeze from ’neath the floor; Till I found me growing colder, And the stretching waxing bolder, And myself a feeling older, Older than I’d felt before; Feeling that my joints were stiffer Than they wero in days of yore— Stiffer than they’d been before. All along my back, the creeping Soou gave place to rushing, leaping, As if countless frozen demons Had concluded to explore All the cavities—the varmints— 'Twixt me and my nether garments, Up iuto my hair, and downward, Through my boots, into the floor; Then I felt myself a shaking, Gently shaking, more and more— Every nitmcnl more and more. 'Twas the “ager,” and it shook me Into heavy clothes, and took mo Shaking to the kitchen—every Plano where thorn was warmth in afore • Shaking till the china rattled ; Shaking till my molars rattled ; Shaking, and, with all my warming, Feeling colder than before; Shaking till it had exhausted All its power to shake we fetoro-^ Till it could not shake me more. ^ Then it rested till the morrow. When it came, with all the horror That it had the face to borrow, Shaking, shaking as before; And, from that day in September—^ Day which I shall long remember— It has made diurnal visits, Shaking, shaking, oh, so sore ! Shaking off my boots, and shaking Me (o bed, if nothing more— Fully this, if nothing more. And, to day the swallows flitting Hound my cottage, see mo silting, Moodily, within the Sunshine, Just within my cottage door, Waiting for the ‘ ager,” scorning Like a man forever dreaming; And the sunlight*on me streaming, i'hvws uo shadow oil the floor; For I am too thin and sallow To make shadows on the floor—• Kory shadow any morel The Summer Bonnet, 11 is as yet difficult to decide which )f the many different shapes of bon nets will be the favorite during the milliner, each style having its advo cates. But jt is gcnerrnlly understood .he bonnets for summer wear will be small, and those for full dress occasions ■malice than have been worn hereto fore. The Fauehou i.s still a favorite dmpe, and is usually becoming. In ruin, the prettiest bonnets on exhibi tion are of this shape, and they are veil adapted to the prevailing style of irranghig the hair. A pretty Fauehou Is of white crepe, covered with a white •carf falling in w ide strings over the mrrow ribbons or fastened with a rrooch, the only decoration being an opening white rose, amid a cluster of foldcu tinted leaves. A tasteful i'au ■hou can he made by neatly folding a nil.. r n. I,.-.,, i „ :u, 1. i.i.. .. aeo lramc. The scarf forming the itiings may be fastened under the chin >y a small cluster of flowers, corrcs mmling with the wreath iof the forget nc-not forming the inside trimming. There is uhundaucc of fancy straw mullets, all having more or less of a Town, and tastefully trimmed. They ire unusually attractive, but as yet few ire seen in the streets. Some of these ire trimmed in novel style. The Town is lined with a pretty shade of lilk, and the straw is then cut out in mints, forming a triangle of silk. I'liere is a narrow brim of straw below his, and the trimming is composed of iblmn of the same shade ns the silk md blonde lace and flowers. In round hats, there is not much ■hntigo, except that some are smaller lain hist season, with the crown lower mil more oval. The 1'urepa, with its hit crown and narrow brim, will, no loubl, be a favorite. Scarfs of some iiiii fabric, such as tulle or lace, arc iow often seen on the round lints, and vlien tastefully arranged nro very •retty. 't here is a new shape in straw, ailed by some the chignon. The lull# s very narrow in trout, but slopes out o a wide brim at the back, which is ■oiled. . * . Cool..—“Keep your head eool, and our feet warm,'' is a hygienic maxim vliicli all would do well to observe.— tents may keep the hciulopol by availi ng iikicks In their lints, while the la lies can fully accomplish the same re mit by wearing the latest style of bon jet. Eecon struction—Negro Government. The announcement by the military satrap at Mobile, Unit in consequence ; of the refusal of some of the principal citizens to take charge of certain mu nicipal offices to which they hail been appointed, those (tflices would be tilled . with negroes, is significant and sug I gestive. It foreshadows the policy i which (lie radicals intend to execute upon the South, it proves beyond all question that the enfranchisement of tlie blacks was not merely to reward them for tlieir services in suppressing flic rebellion, and to enable them to protect themselves, but that it was done as a step toward their elevation i to a position above the whites, and to , degrade and humiliate men who had | proved themselves the superiors of their conquerors, both in the forum and the field, and upon whom they dc ; sire to vent their spile. At this time, in anticipation of the triumph of the ^reconstruction scheme [ and the admission of the negroes to the i right of suffrage, they are laboring to i commend themselves to that portion of the population in order to attacli . them to the radical party which they are now organizing throughout the j South. They do not consider tiie dis ' astrous consequences that must inevi j lably llow from these tactics, nor do they care what those consequences | may be. If they can secure the negro vote for the reconstruction plan and thus be enabled to frame such consti tutions as will heap up disabilities up 1 on the whites at ttie same time that the ’ ruling power will ho placed in the I hands of the blacks, their object will | ho accomplished. Hut to do this they must make the negroes believo that they use tlieir peculiar friends, and that | tlieir white neighbors are their peculiar and inveterate foes. Hence wo see them turning competent and educated white men out of office and nutting lie groes in their places. The pretext that i they cannot find white men to fill the offices made vacant by their orbfrary ! removals, and that they arc therefore compelled to fill them with negroes, Is no excuse for the military tyrants. The men they are removing arc ns competent and unexceptionable as any others that eotild be found, and should not he removed. And it is but natural that the white men of the South should be indignant at such a monstrous abuse of power as they consider these remov als to be. and reluso to sanction or profit by them by accepting the places thus made vacant. In the appointment of "these negroes to office a precedent will be established which the negroes will not be slow to profit by. In many districts in the Southern States they are in an over whelming majority, and can elect who ever they please to any office to be .filled by popular elections. In South Carolina, Mississippi and Louisiana they can elect one of their own color (lovernor. In those States they can also' elect almost every State and Fed eral officer, from constable to members of Congress. They can carry a major ity pf members of the Legislature and elect the I'nitcd states Senators, and if the reconstruction act is adopted it is not unlikely that they will do it. In the other .Southern States we shall see the same results, though to ;) more lim ited extent, and the disgusting specta cle will be exhibited to the world of a race of people, ignorant, stupid, inso lent and semi-barbarous, but one re move from apes ami monkeys, gov erning a people who, in point of intel ligence, cultivation and gallantry, arc the peers of any under the canopy of heaven. It is idle to say such things cannot be—that they will not be tolerated ; for if the reconstruction scheme is ac cepted by the people of tho South, or carried by fraud and negro votes, the .CO.. I.,n . «-in inevitably follow. The appointment of negroes to office now going on, and the linttei'y with which they are being bespattered which puffs up their self conceit, and at the same time, assure them of their right to hold office aud their, qualifications therefor, and wherever they find themselves in the majority they will use llicir power for their own elevation and aggrandize ment. In saoh case neither the argu ments of Radicals or Conservatives will be able to divert them from their pur pose. They will soon learn their strength and how to use it. The Jac obins arc educating them up to this point and laboring with the wicked energy ef I tends to put tlio power !• their hands. In these preliminary steps toward the establishment of a negro, mulatto, black and tan government, the people of tlie South should he able to see the precipice upon which they stand and the destruction to which they are so rapidly hurrying. If they accept the reconstruction plan now peuding, the ir doom is sealed. Nothing more dis guslipgand horrible than the conse quences to How from t': it acceptance could possibly he conceived. Threats of confiscation mid of more rigorous and oppressive terms sink into insig nificance pared with the hideous evils of h piebald negro government founded in ignorance and administered in malice, with a view to vengeance and plunder alone, as tile one would he which the reconstruction plan seeks to establish over them. Vet strange as it may seem, there are thousands of intelligent men in tlie South whose judgments have been warped by their lears, who are blindly and voluntarily I walking into the chasm prepared by their vindictive foes for their utter ruin. They sec In the measures before ! them negro suffrage alone, which they | regard as simply a division of power with the inferior race at the polls, and do not look beyond to the unavoidable consequences of that division, but they uo see through the medium of their timidity and their fears, the gaunt and horrid specter of confiscation stalking through the land with a mul titude of other evils in its train, too terrible to be encountered. Theyhnvc deluded themselves with the belief that the acceptance of the plan of re construction will put an end to their difficulties; that it will strike off their shackles and restore them to the Un ion. In a word, that the plan is a fi nality. Yet they have no assurance of this, nor even a promise. It is a con fidence founded upon hope, in which the wish is father to the thought, and which wc confidently believe will never he realized. Wisdom, states manship, self-preservation, and honor, all appeal to the men of the South to turn their backs upon these siren songs which arc luring them to destruction, and with culm dignity, and a heart for every fate, in the full consciousness that whatever may betide they have not been wanting in fidelity to their own interests or those of tlie country, or been entrapped by this transparent invention of their enemies.—[Louis ville Courier. A Thrilling Wolf Tale. The settlers of the western border of our state found enemies besides its rod faced owners, other and abundant sources of annoyance and danger. The majestic I forests which then waved where now is I heard the hum of business, and where a ! thousand villages stand, were the homes . of innumerable wild and savage animals. Often at night was tho farmer aroused from sloop by the noiso without, which h'ld that bruin was storming tho shcep pon or the pig-stye, or was laying violent paws upon some unlucky calf, and often on a cold winter evening did they roll a largo log against the door, and with beating hearts draw close around tho fire, as the dismal howl of tho wolf echoed through the woods The wolf was the most ferocious, bloodthirsty, but cowardly of all, rarely attackinga man, unless driven by hunger, and seeking his victim with his utmost pertinacity. The incident hero related occured in the history of Hiddeford. A resident of that place, | Mr.-, was one autumn engaged in felling trees at some distance from the house. Ilis little son, eight years old, was in the habit, while his mother was busy with house hold cares, of running out into the hold and woods around the house, and often going where his father was at work. One day, after tho frost had robbed the trees of thoir foliage, he left his work rather sooner than usual, and started home. Just on tho edge of tho forest ho saw a curious pile of leaves, and without stopping to think what had made it, he cautiously removed the leaves, when what was his astonishment to find his own darling there asleep. It was hut the. work of a moment to take up the little sleeper, put in bis place a small log, ■ carefully replaced the loaves, and conceal j himself among the hushes to watch the result. After waiting there a short timo, he hoard the wolf's distant howl, tjuickly ; followed by others, till the woods seemed alive with fearful sounds. The howl came nearer, an ! in a few minutes a j large gaunt, savage looking wolf leaped ; . .1.;.Ia.li..1 1... .1. whole pack. The leader sprang directly on the pile of loaves, and in an instant scattered them in every direction. Soon as he saw the deception, his look of fierce ness and confidence changed to that of abject fear, lie shrank back, cowered to the ground, and passively awaited his fate; for the rest, enraged at the susposod cheat, fell upon him, tore him to pieces, and devoured him on the spot. When they had finished their comrade, they wheeled around, plunged into tho forest, and-disappeared; within ten minutes of their first appearance not a wolf was to he seon. The excited father pressed his child to his bosom, and thanked the kind Providence which led him there to save his dear hoy. Tho hoy after playing till he was weary, and laid down and fallen asleep, and in that situation the wolf had found him and covered him up with leaves, uutil lie could bring his comrades : to the feast; hut hitusclf had furnished the j repast. .— Itilvme anu P.'.asox.—The Shylock who with head erect, with honest people mingles, should cease to shave his fellow mau and go to shaving shingles. The lawyer would be better off, his science fur loss pliant, who owned a little farm in fee, and made that farm a client. We have some doctors in our midst, w hose talents should use, by practicing the healing art —heeling hoots ami shoes. The minister whoso sage advice a morn! lesson teaches, should "try to watch as vrull us pray," and practice what he preaches. The world should have its docket Called, and slug gards all defaulted ; and those alone he upper tcu '.vli.’Ui .i* .r UutL o^ultc 1. wTRii.i- vwtsianrmaffwiVHNanMaamianw Names of the Months. They nre derived front certain objects of worship, as Stludny from the Sun ; Monday from (lie moon ; Tiisrieo. the same with the Roman Mars, gave name to Tuesday; Wednesday from Woden, their God of battle; Thursday from Furanes, the same with the Danish Thor, tiie god of winds and weather; Friday from Friga, otherwise called Venus, who was sometimes worshipped as the goddess of peace and plenty ; Saturday from Scator, the god of free dom, or from the planet Saturn. The Romans named nearly nil the months from some of their divinities or emperors: namely, January from Janus who was represented witli two faros, one looked toward the new year, the other towards the old: February named by Romulous from Februa, the mother ot' Mars; March from Mars, the. god of wat; April from Aprio a Latin word, signifying to open the year of blossom; May from Maia, the mother of Mercury; June from Juno, tiie wife of Jupiter; July was named by Mark Antony, in honor of Julius CVsar a celebrated Roman; August from Augustus Caesar, a Roman empe ror; September from Septcm, the sev enth month of the Roman year; Octo ber from Oeto, tiie eighth month; No vember from Novem, the ninth month ; December from Decern, the tenth month of the Roman year. The Romans commenced their year in March, and consequently December would he the tenth month; hut wc commence the year in January, and then Dccomber will he tiie twelfth, or last mouth in the year. September, October, and November, instead of being the seventh, eighth, and ninth months, will become the ninth, tenth and eleventh. Breaking or Chimneys.—The great cause of lamp chimneys being so brittle and breaking so easy, is owing to the ma terial they are made from. (There is shoddy in glass as well as in cloth.) Cheapness being the order of the day, a great many manufactures make chimneys from silicate of lime instead of silicate of lead. The uninitiated may tell the diff renee of the chimneys made by these : d iff rent qualities of glass by ringing them;1 ihc vibration from the lead glass chimney has a sweet, bell-like sound ; while the lime glass has a short, harsh sound. The diffrenec of the cost in manufacture is only in material, about 15 cents per dozen. Another point is in annealing: chim neys as a general rule are not annealed; under a powerful microscope the diffrenec can be seen in the glass, tho particles in the annealed glass lie close and compact, while the uiianealcd seem ready to di verge. There is more economy in using lead glass annealed chimneys at 15 cents each, than there is in using lime glass chimneys at 5 cents each. Cheap and dear arc truly relative terms in this case —[Scien tific American. -i ^«. 5SyTlie Chicago Journal is one of the few newspapers that arc able to take a sensible view of our Indian re lations. In its issue of June 5<h, it says : "A general Indian war would great ly increase some branches of business in the vicinity of the seat of war, and the filling of extensive contracts for food, clothing and general supplies would afford excellent opportunities for stealing. The (ioverument busi ness would be transacted largely by members of the ‘-ring,"and the Indians themselves arc too ignorant to ferret out corruption. Consequently, these, wretched magpies could fatten on the carcasses of the slain with impunity. The Indian “ring" would like nothing so well as a general war on the Plains and in the mountains. Everything I which false reports and deeds of wan ton cruelty ran do toward bringing1 about such a calamity is being done. The report in yesterday's Journal in regard to the tiring upon a mail eoaeii is probably one ot the fabrications of tlm “ring.'’ (iencral Hancock was de luded into burning an Indian village by the diabolical lnacbiuatious of thoso who are trying to bring about the evil which they profess to deplore, but lie will not we trust, be caught in such a trap again." -— Chalmers says that thousand? of men breathe, move, and live, pass off the stage of life, and arc heard of no more. Why? None wore blessed by them: none could point to them ns the I menus of their redemption; not a line they wrote, not a word they spoke, could he recalled, and so they perished ; their light went out in darkness, and they were not remembered more than insects of yesterday. Will you thus live and diu»i> man immortal? hive for somethwg! Do good, and leave behind you a monument of virtue, that tho storms of time can never destroy 1 Write your name, by kltidues . love, sud mercy, on tho hearts of the thou sands you conic in contact with year I by year, amijjou will never be forgot ten. Xo ; your name, your deeds, will be as legible on the hearts you leave behind, ns the stars on the brow of the evening. Hood deeds will shine as brightly on the earth, as the stars in Heaven. ----.— Jt-iTTo keep apples front rotting— place them iu a dry cellar with llftecn children A Beautiful Thought. Life is beautifully compared to a foun tain fed by a thousand streams, that perishes if one is dried. Tt is a silver chord twisted withe a thousand strings; that parts asunder if one is broken. Frail and thoughtless mortals are sUrt-oUndiil by innumerable dangers, which make it much more strange that they escape so long, than that they all perish suddenly at last. We arc encompassed with acci dents every day, to crush the mouldering tenements that we inhabit. The seeds of diseases arc plautcd in our constitution by nature. The earth and the atmosphere, whence wc draw the breath of life, is pregnant with death. Health is made to operate its own destruction 1 The food that nourishes contains the elements of decay : the soul that animates it by vivifying fire, tends to wear it out by its own action : death lurks in ambush along our paths. Notwithstanding this is the truth so pal pably confirmed by the daily examples before our eyes, how littlo do we lay it to the heart I Wo see our friends and neigh bors perishing among us, but how seldom does it occur to oUr thoughts that our knoll shall, perhaps, give the next fruitless warning to the world. Fidelity. Never forsake a JViend. When ene mies gather around—when sickness falls on the heart—when the world is dark and cheerless—is the timo to try true friend ship. The heart that lias been touched with the true gold will redouble its efforts when the friend is sad and in trouble. Adversity trios real friendship. They who turn from the scene of distress betray their hypocrisy and prove that interest only moves them. If you have a frieiid who loves you—who has studied your interest aud happiness—be sure to sustain him in adversity. Let him feel that his tormer kindnes is appreciated—nnd that his love was not thrown away. Beal fi delity may be rare, but it exists in the heart. Who has not seen and felt its power!1 They only deny its worth and power who have never loved a friend or labored to make another happy. The good and the kind—the affectionate and the virtuous sec and feel the heavenly principle. They would sacrifice wealth an honor to promote the happiness of others, and in return they receive the reward of their love by sympathizing hearts and countless favors, when they have been brought low by diseases or ad versity. --- Novel Cause for Divorce.—It is j said that in Indiana “cold feet’’ are regar ded as a good cause for divorce. If the ! petition of a dissatisfied wife for divorce, in one of the St. Louis courts, is allowed, j we shall believe the Indiana story. This distressed complainant reports that the first : chill her affections received was on the j wedding tour, when she caught cold and was allowed to have a fire at the hotel, on account of the expense. Her next shock was from a tough beafstoak seasoned with lard.—The deadly stab was the husband’s refusal to furnish her with a feather bed A killing blow was his unkindness to her sister; but the “unkindest cut” of all was I hit; reticence at the dinner table; he did not help her to the mutton chops; failed to pass the potatoes ; neglected to furnish her plato with vegetables, and left her to! help herself. Those insufferable indignties prayed upon her health and wrecked her neaec of mind, and she now appeals to the courts for redress. -i ^ -- SujrGoing u[i the street the other day we overheard the following colloquy between two American Citizens ot At ricau descent: ‘Seo hcah Sam ! who's gwine to make ! de greatest stir in cle new Congress?’ ■i>c greatest stir, Julius? Why Gen. Butler I 'speets.’ ‘Why so, Sam ?’ ■Why Julius yoti see he’s got do spoons to do it with!’ SfiyBehohl, my Flora, how glorious nature looks in her bloom ! Tito trees are tilled with blossoms, the wood is dressed in its green livery, and the j plain is carpeted with grass and flow ers. ‘Yes, Charles, I was thinking of the same thing. These flow ers are dnude lions, and when they arc gathered and put in a pot with a piece of good fat pork, they make the best greens in the world.’ fcTTtvo voting princes, the sons of Arohdnko Charles, of Austria, had a warm dehatte ih the presence of no less a person than that of the august empe ror himself. Greatly excited one said to the other: “You are the greatest ass i in Venice!’’ Highly offendedataquar rel in itis presence, the emperor inter rupted them saying, with indignation: “Come, come, young gentlemen, you target that 1 am present,” Be?*During a late fair at itichmoud. a valuable article was put up fora prize at one dollar a share, and comprising one hundred shares. A gentleman wishing to possess the prize, and deem ing it worth the sum required, ottered to take all the shares not already sold. Only otic had been taken, and he there fore took the remaining ninety-mine. Sanguine that the prize must full to him, great was Ids astonishment to find, when the drawing was otsr, that the number lie had missed was the lm ky- one, and that lie was ninety-nine dollars out of pocket. SALMAGUNDI. D' />"The boy who was caugbt looking into the future 1ms been arrested for trying to see the show without paying. S&yWliy is a hat made of beaver like land that always yields a lino crop?— Because it may he called fertile (fin tile.) It is very curious,” said an old gentlemen to his friend, "that a watch should be perfectly dry, when it lias a running spring inside.” #£?*Yotir tnastci- at home! No, sir, lie’s-out. Mistress at home? No, sir, she's out. Then I'll step in and sit by the tiro. Thar’s out too, sir. JOT’”Ain’t it wicked to rob tlii^ chick en roost, Dick ?’’ “Dat’s a great moral question, Gumbo : and we ain't no time to arguefy it now; baud down anoder pullet. 8@“An English paper slates as a fact that a lady the other day, engaging a kitch'cn-maid at a register office, she stipulated for a dry kitchen for her piano and an hour a day to play. 8^“Onc night, in a thunder show er, we thought tlie little ones all asleep, when a little voice from the “trundle bed ’ called out, “Oh, mother, the dark is winking! first it shuts up, aud then it shuts down.” fitay-In an advertisement for a young gentlemen who left his parents, it is stated that “if Master .Tacky will return to his disconsolate parents, he shall not be sent to school, and lie shall sweeten bis own tea.” 8te5“Alexander Dumas the elder, re turning from a day’s sport at the coun try seat of a friend witli an empty game-bag, was asked “Well, Dumas, what have you killed?” “Time,” was nit • gQp-A 1 ather profane church-goer one day asked his clergyman what was the meaning of the passage in the Psalms, “Ho clothed himself with cursing as with a garment.” “The meaning, re plied the clergyman, “is plain enough, I think that the man, like you,, had a habit of swearing.” ftwjg-Mr». Partington wishes to know if the man who “fell into a train ol thought” was very much injured by the collision. The dear old lady adds a postcript, wishing to be. IhtVn-fiifcd whether the person who was “worsted in an argument" is sold cheap, as she would like to purchase a few halls. Logical.—A butcher let a sailor have a shoulder of mutton on trust; hut finding in a day or two after tlint lie had gone, to a foreign land, said, “My word! hut if 1 had known he never in tended paying, l would have charged a penny a pound more for it!” BsT'A printer and a painter loved the same girl In Chicago. The parents liked the printer, tho girl loved the painter. The printer married themnid cn, hut after two days of (tedded bliss, the printer's exchequer was found to ho verv low, a divorce was applied for and the third day it was granted. Tho painter is hopeful. fca^-An exchange says that a man who can’t swim may keep liis head above water hv tyiug his handkerchief around his hat, placing the liat top downwards in the water and resting his chin on it. All persons before they fall into the water arc advised to pre pare their hats in the way above men tioned. B>3?*A man was talking, a few days ago, about tlie horrors of tight lacing, stating that among other things it caused redness of the nose. One ot tho gentleman in the company remarked ■ “Well, 1 never could account for my nose being red. but I'm glad to learn that it is caused by tight lacing: 1 thought it linil its origin in another kind of tightness.” . i - .... ?i. tvlnif building people arc most likely to take cold?" “'Why, no: me strange in do town, and can’t tell dat." “Well, 1 will tell you, it is dc bank.’’ “IIow is dat? “Because dare so many drafts in it."— “Oat is good : Uflt can yoti tell me sail, what makes dare l>c so many drafts in it?” “No.” “So many go dare to raise the wind. Yah, yah, yah.” fejy A duel was fought in Texas, lately, by Alexander Sliott and John S. Nott. Nott was shot, and Sliott was not. ill tliis case, it was better to ho Shott than Nott. There was a rumor that Nott was not shot, hut Shott says lie shot Nott, which proves cither fhat the sliot Sliott shot at Nott was not shot, or that Nott is shot, notwithstand ing. A physician who attended Fon tenelle, once found him drinking coffee. “My good ■ ir," raid this sage descend ant of Unlcu; "I am astonished to see you swallow the infusion of that per nicious berry—cotl'ee is a slow poison l” “I think,” said Fontenidle, “it must ho slow ; for I have drank it with great perseverance for more than forty years.” Cottb (’.u ses.—An adlicted brother editor complaining that he could not sleep, thus summed up ihe causes: A wailing babe, seventeen months old—a dog howling under the window—a eat ill the alley—colored serenade at a shanty over the way—a toothaehc^-a white swelling—hi' wife discoursing on the rights of woman and the tyranny of man—and the “devil” whistling an extemporaneous overture in the room