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VOLUME a. DE8 ARC, AliKANSAS, OOTOBER ia, 1867. xSTCTMILEK 30.1
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§ts jit (£itbm.
PIRLISIIED FJERY SATURDAY.
OFFICE—BUENA VISTA STREET.
Oar Job Printing Department.
"* U ivo supplied ourselves with & good
a*4ortuient of Printing Malarial and are
ready to execute all kinds of Job Printing,
ou reasonable terms.
We are prepared to print Pamphlets, Cata
log^*, Posters, large or small, Cards, Ball
Tickets, Bill {loads, Blanks of every descrip
tion, for Clerk’, Sheriffs, Justices of the
Peace, Constables, &e.
PROFESSION If. CARDS.
ROBT. S- ANDERSON, WM. J. THOMPSON,
J ackaonport, Ark. Auguata, Ark.
Anderstm A Thompson,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Jackaonport and Augusta* Ark.
Will attend the Courts of Jackson, Wood
ruff, and adjoining Counties, and to special
cases in any section of the State. Address
either office. maylS-ly
A. c. PICKETT. t. M. HAMS APR.
PtCItK rr & RAM9AUB*
1TTORKETH i, T I> .1 W ,
AUGCSTA, ARKANSAS.
Will practice in tiic counti.3 of Woodruff.
Jackson, White and Craighead. Special at
tention given to collections ot all cintruu en
trusted to their care apr6-ly
J. C. JON80N, Office—West Point. Arkansas.
JNO. M. MOORE, Office—Scarry, Arkansas.
JO\SO\ Si. MOORE,
Attorneys at Law,
SOLICITORS IN CHANCER T,
—AND —
General Lantl anil Collecting Agent*,
SEARCY, ATI K ANSAS.
Will giveprotnpt attention to any business
5n the counties of Independence, Jackson,
Woodruff, Monroe, Prairie, White, Conway
and Van tiuren. 111 “rJ~
J. £!. I*.IUIR1B6E,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Gottoa Plant, Arkansas.
Wll-i, practice in the Circuit l ourts ot
n . .. and the Circuit Courts of
the seventh Judicial District, and give prompt
attention to all business entrusted to his
care. j*"18"
Geo. W. A la berry
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
AND
SOLICITOR IX CHANCERY
—.VXD—
COTTON' PI.AXT,
WOODRUFF COUNTY, ARKANSAS.
TTpiix attend the Circuit and Probate
W Courts for t!i» comities of Mmiroc. St.
Francis and Woodruff. lusCj l
J R GATEWOOD, \ < 3. 8, THOMAS.
1;.;, Arc, Ark. I \ Brownsville, Ark.
GiTEWOlD & THOMAS,
o&wsra « saw
Dos Arc and Brownsville,
PaiiaiB COIAfV, ARRVAStS.
decl-tf _____
N. W. fflLLUHS, T. M. lUDSON.
VVII.I.IAASS Si (;lBkO\,
. nr-srs—s.—.—ft AtTi *. .
mm m m WA'w«.v ^ N> -***• i» •••• 9
Dos Arc and Devall's Bluff, Ark*
WIRT, practice in Prairie and adjoining
Countien. All business confided to their care
will bo promptly attended to. si*pt21 tf.
J. s. UEUGEl’KTH. T. m.AK K KBNT.
HEDGEPETH & KENT.
ATTOftSSYS AT LAW.
DES ABC, ARKANSAS.
\YTII.r, practice in all of the courts of
VV Prairie county, and the circuit eonrts
of the surrounding counties. mnrlM-Gm
JAMES II. PATTEBSOX, LtiClAN C. OACSE,
Anyuta, Ark. Jarkaonport, Ark.
SIPXET S. UAl’SE.
Patterson, Cause & Bra.,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
J ark bob port and Angnsui, Arkaa -an.
Will practice in the Counties ot* Woodruff,
Jackson. Independence, W bite, Lawrence,
ILmdolpb, Green. Craighead and Cross, and
attend to special eases in any part of the
State. Addrci-s eilher office uiyl8-Iy
WM. a. COODY. MCRAE.
COODY & MoRAE,
&TE&&W8S® At? &&W
SIZARCY, WHITE tOlATf,
AUIt A NSAS.
Will practice in all tlic court# of Arkansas.
mar lit-__
, BOIi. F. CLARK. BAM- W. WILLIAMS.
JOr, W. M4PTIX.
CLARK WILLIAMS & MARTIN,
Attorneys at Law,
LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS.
a8 Real E*l«‘< :n<i Genial Agent?.
Orr he—Mark bain Street, mar State House
aprll^S-tf
W. HICKS, Formerly of the f,rm of Cypert i
Hick-*. ,,
II. R. FI CLUING, Formerly of Athene. Ala.
HICKS & FIELDING,
ATTOJtSRY8 AT LAW,
Nearer, While Co.. Arknunas.
WILL practice in tiii, and <he adjaoenl
countie#, in the District Courts, and Su
preino of the State.
__ w« hive In connection with our T>wvs
Ornc r nuAG FIVE OFT-DOOR CCILLfCtl»«
\G E.NCT •Claims entreated tons will >»
promptly attended to, and if not immediately
Collected will be at once senured it pcaib «.
Claim against the Government tor rroferlj
taken by the V. 8 force, (whether receiptee
for or uot)— BorMtr.* PnNeio.vB, Abbeab., o.
r»r Ac rrtmfly attended to.
a.aril- U!'~K“ * TILLDINu.
PROFESSIONAL CARDS.
^ oeo k. mo*tou. r. vacohas.
I£OHTON & TTAYJ9ZA2T
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
AND
SOLICITORS IN CHANCRRY,
DES ARC. ARKANSAS.
WILT, practice in the Courts of the conutioi
of Prairie. White. Jackson, Woodruff and
Monroe. Particular attention given to the
collection of claims any where in the State.
sepTtf. _
DR. ROBT. B. TRBZEYAHT
Tenders his professional services to
the citizens of Dcs Arc and vicinity.
Office—At Johnson A Davis’ Drug
Store. _ecp21
Tr.' ALLBN
Offers his services to the citizens of
Dcs Arc and vicinity in the practice of
medicine. Thankful for past favors,
and by attention to business he expects
to sharo a liberal prtronage.
Office—One door cast of Burney’s
Drug Stove. _ «ep21
«~s7oavtt. w. 1. aao.VACuti.
GANTT & BRONAUGH,
ATTORNEYS AT I*AW.
Will practice in the counties of Trairic,
White, Woodruff. Monroe, Arkansas and Pu
laski. Prompt atttention given to the collec
tion of olaime Taxes will be paid *nd titles
investigated for non-residents. aprl4-3m
TIIOMAS J. MARSH,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR
.A. t Law,
DES ARC, AREA ,V S A S.
g>S“ Partcular attention givcu to the
collection of all kinds of claims against
tlie Government.
Offick—On Buena Vista street next
.hwtp tn .1 Af r1ru<r store.
may 25
WM- T- JONES.
ATTWRSmT AT AAW*
BROWNSVILLE. ARKANSAS.
Wlt.L practice in the counties of Pulaski,
Prairie, Monroe. Woodruff, Jackson and
\\ bite Prompt attention given to the collec
tion of claims. aprlt-ly
"77. 27EIT3Y,
KCSIDGIT PHYSICIAN,
Being permanently located at Des
Air, will continuA tho ppttotios of b»o
profession iu all Us branches. Special^
attention given to the treatment of
acute and chronic diseases. sep2l
I. S. MLDGPKTII, 8. S- JACKSON.
HEDGPETH & JACKSON,
EC2£SD?3.&.D
LAND AGENTS,
Des Avc, Arkansas.
Will enter Lands under the provisions of
i the Act of Congress. May 21, 1862, entitled
l “An act to secure Homesteads to actual ^set
; iler* on the public domain.** ap27
! ’ ' ~
F. LEPTIEN,
| Watchmaker and Jeweler,
! DES ARC. ARKANSAS.
I AM NOW PREPARED TO DO ALL
kinds of work in ruy line. Mend
| iug, Cleaning, &c.
-Thankful for past favors, I solicit a
• continuance of the patronage htretofort be
i stowed on me. feb28-tf
WATTENSAW
KTursery.
ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND
FRUIT TREES,
ONE AND TWO YEARS OLD;
FOR SALK IN 1867-8,
BY JOHN 0. MORROW 4 SON,
PRAIRIE COUNTY, ARKANSAS.
HAVING been engaged in this business for
the last seventeen years, in Mississippi
mid Arkansas ; anil having studied it closely,
we claim to have acquired a knowledge of the
1'arirs adapted to our climate. We refer the
public te specimens in our Orchards, and Or
chards sold by us, in this and adjoining
counties. Address
Joan l>. Morrow At Horn,
jun22-6tn Des Are, Arkansas.
TV. II. HARNETT,
S41WIN I4III,
And Geucrtl Repairer.
Will repair Old Harness, or make new ones.
Also, repair baddies. Shop—opposite “CITI
; nit orricq.’'
Des Arc, Ark.. May So, 1867—tf
THE UNDERSIGNED HAVING JkA
opened a Hollar of t.utrr- JS.
fainmrnt, on Buena Vista Street, near
ibe Steamboat Lauding, for the accommoda
i lion of
TRAVELERS AND BOARDERS,
By the day. week, or month, solicits the pat
ronage of those visiting Des Arc. The far«
will be ns good as the market affords, arid
terms moderate.
Give me a trial, a»4 I will endeavor to give
satisfaction. BENJAMIN HAYLFT.
fv. Arc, Aik.. March 28, l‘C7—l!m
EDIT ATIOX.IL.
JE> E8 ARC
mm mi mwAm
ACADEMY.
THE fourth session of this School will open
on Monday, the 5th of August., under the
charge and direction of B. D. PERRY,
Msieted by a competent Female Teacher.
Terms, p*r Session of Five Months.
Orthography, Reading and Writing, $14 00
The same with Arithmetic, Geography
Grammar, Philosophy, Algebra, Ge
ometry, Chemistry, Rhetoric, Book
Keeping, Ac., $16 00
Latin and Greek, $20 00
No incidental expenses.
N. TV The tuition must be paid at the end
of each month, or you will be notified to keep
your children at home.
Des Arc, July 20, 1607.—ly
BttOWNSYILLR
MALE Sr FEMALE
ACADEMY.
rpilK Board of Trustees of the BROWN8
L VII.LK MALE AND FEMALE ACADE
MV, are happy to announce that they have
completed arrangements for the permanent
continuance of the School, under the present
efficient corps of Teachers.
The government will be mild, but firm,
conforming as nearly as possible, to that of a
Well regulated family.
The Fall term will commence Monday,
September I«th, 1S6T, and continue
twenty weeks.
TRRMS.
Primary Department—Orthography,
Rending and Writing, $12 50
Intermediate Department—Grammar,
Philosophy, Written Arithmetic,
Geography, Etc., $16 60
Higher Department—Higher Mathe
matics and the Languages, $20 00
Incidental Expenses, $1 00—for Fall tcrui
only.
Bills payable one-half in advance, the bal
ance at close of the Term.
JOHN WKIOllT, President.
-, Secretary.
August 10, 1807,—2m
HICKORY PLAIN
MALE and FEMALE
INSTITUTE,
S23SOE.Y PLAIN,
PRAIRIE COUNTY, ARKANSAS.
... —... - »
THE loth semi-annual session of this
School, under
PROF. W. I. GARNER AND LADY,
Assisted by an able corps of Teachers, will
commence iHoaday, the Alb or All
gUNt, IfttiT.
Terras, the same as heretofore. For par
ticulars, address the Principal.
W. L. MOORE, Pres. Board Trustees,
A. J Thomas, Secretary
July 13, 1867.—tf
IXES ARC
FEMALE SCHOOL.
MISS ELLEN PHINNEY will open
a School at her residence, known as the
Black house, ou Monday, 5th August.
Terina of Tuition.
Elementary Eng. branches, Read
ing, Writing, Geography,
Grammar, etc., per sessiou of
five months .S15 00
Higher Eng., Philosophy, Chem
istry, Rhetoric, Mental Science,
Physiology, Geology, Algebra,
etc. $18 00
French and Latiu, (extra,) per
session. S15 00
Music.$25 00
Use of Instrument. $5 00
Drawing and Painting, in water
or oils.$15 00
Incidental Expenses. $1 00
Charge made fi-ora time of admission,
and deduction made in case of protract
ed illness.
References.—Bishop U. C. Lay, C.
G. Scott, Esq., Little Rock; Henry,
Williams & Co., Yan Huron. Arkansas;
J. J. Polk, New Castle, Taun.; Gen.
Albert Pike. ju!20-lf
WALT & CO.,
boilers ill
j prodice, ri'KirriRE,
1 DRV GOODS, BOOTS,
(SHOES, HATS, CLOTIlilG,
HARDW ARE, NOTIONS,
; ..■
IRON TIES, BACiGIltc,
ROPE, JkCay
Pt® IS®, 111.
! _
I
VtJ'E ARE NOW RECEIVING. And will
1 W keep constantly on hand, a large sup
ply of all articles needed in this market. Wc
sell
l
i And Jnet as low a.? wc can lire at, governed
I at alt times by
07.107X0 AS? 2 SA07SRS?
lit Alt ia i:tm.
We feel under obligation* to our customer*,
and *o1icit a condonation of their fa*or» V»e
will purchase or make advnnoon.ettt* ou Cot
| tot* snipped to our house n Memphis, or to
our cerretporjdents in New Orient**
*„rt WATT I- CO.
m
STATE NEWS.
The following is a circular from tho
office of the German Immigrant Aid
Society for tho State of Arkansas :
Little Kock, Sept. 27th, 1867.
As there are indications of emigra
tion from all parts of Europe, and es
pecially from Ireland aud Germany, a
number of citizens of the State of Ark
ansas have organized an Immigrant
Aid Society, at present to be called
“The German Immigrant Aid Society,”
for the purpose of advising and assist
ing such immigrants as may choose the
Stato of Arkansas for their future
homes, and with tho further purpose of
explaining the resources and advanta
ges in which this State, in preference
to others, offers to immigrants.
From such parts of tho State, where
immigration is desired, information in .
regard to the soil, climntc and products
of the localities, also all offers of lands
to be donated, ns well as for sale, with
a brief description of the same—and ;
suggestions from friends of immigra
tion, here and abroad, will be grateful
ly received. Such persons throughout
the State, as desire to become members
of the above Society, will please scud
their names, addressed to tho undcr
slgncd.
All newspapers friqpdly to the pur
pose of tho above Society, are respect
fully requested to give their valuable
aid by means of gratuitous publication
of this Circular.
Oh as. Schaekff, Cor. Sec.
Of the Germnu Immigrant Aid Socie
ty, Post-office box 108.
AORICrLTEKAL STATISTICS.—The fol- ,
fowing table represents the product' of
grain, potatoes, hay, etc., in the State
of Arkansas, durintr the year 1806,
compared with the product of the
whole Uuited States in the samo year,
compiled from official returns for the
Banker's Magazine, New York, and
published in the September number:
Y K A H 1866. ARKANSAS. 1SITR1) RTATRS.
Corn, bushels, 11,585,282. 807.94*1,295
Wheat, ” 584,187, 151,999,900
Rye, " 89,010. 20,884,944
Oats, ’’ 808,921, 208.141.077
Barley, ” 4,737, 11,288.078
Buckwheat," untie, 22,791,889
Potatoes, ” 268.346, 107,200,970
Tobacco, lbs. 1,425 571, 388,128.684
llay, tons, 7,578 21,778,627
Arkansas liad in IStitta population of
only 435,160. or 1.40 per cent, of the
17. S., and spread over ail area of 62,198
square miles, a larger territory titan
that of Alabama, Tennessee, North
Carolina, or Pennsylvania. In all the
articles above named Arkansas is be
low the average.

Chops.—It is safe to say, considering
all the attending circumstances, that
Jackson county farmers have raised
better crops—cotton and corn—this
season than they have for many years.
Corn was never known to bo better,
and for the number of acres put in
cotton, the yield will'compare favora
bly with any previous crop for many
years. Almost every farmer lias raised
enough corn for bis own consumption,
if properly taken care of. Let this be
done by all means. Don’t be depend
ent upon the merchant for your bread,
hut rather let him be dependent upon
yon. Try and change the old order of
things, by becoming the producer in
stead of the consumer. Act the part
of wisdom and save what you have la
bored so hard to produce.—[Jackson
port Herald.
The Cotton Cisor.—From all sec
tions of our State, and adjoining States,
wo hear great complaints of the rava
ges of the worm, the estimates of the
destruction by their ravages, in many
places, being one-half the crop, and in
some instances two-thirds. From all
we have been able to gatlict1 from our
correspondents, aud froju conversa
nuns wiiu uur piniiuiu: iih-huo, n® »• ®
of the opinion that the destruction to
the crop by the worm, in the sectiou
contiguous to this place, is not so great
as in many other* sections, and with
! anything like a late fVost, a half crop
may be safely calculated on in soutli
Arkansas. This half-crop estimate is
of course based upon the breadth of
land planted and not in comparison
d-ith the crops when they were culti
vated by slave labor. A crop of one
third, as compared with ante belluni
times, may be set down as the nearest
proximatiou to the present crop.—
' [Camden Herald.
! Plank Road Tuuouoh the Bottom,
i —It will be seeu by reference to a letter
! front Dr. Parish that Gen. Ord lias
granted authority for the construction
'of a plonk road front Auburn, on the
: Arkansas river, to the Bartholomew.
; This Is an enterprise iu an unexpected
! quarter, and bids fair under proper
management of being a success. W e
, hope this may girc a stimulus to oth
er enterprises of a similar character so
much needed on other routes through
the bottom.—[Mouticello Guardian.
---
Excbanqes Please C6rt.—We have
i iu our possession a silver cup, suppos
ed to have been captured during the
! war. It is not ours: we desiro tho
| owner to have it. It was the property
uf "Belle R. Morin." and upon proper
l proof and representation, it w ill most
I cheerfully be surrendered.—[Pine Blnfl
I Dispatch.
tig~
' who seemingly rejoiced in ids inflrmi
jty, describes marriage as a female de?
'polish! temper' d l*v pudding-;
NEWS ITEMS.
-TV. II. Hale, an old and highly
respected citizen of Arkansas, was
murdered near his residence in Clark
county last week.
— The Washington (Ark.) Tele
graph says there is a regularly organ
ized band of horse thiirves, composed
of negroes, committing depradntions
iu thnt locality, and extending their
operations as far as Red river.
-A call signed by 200 of the most
influential citizens of Wake county,
North Carolina, urges the people of the
State to hold meetings and devise a
plan and defeat, if possible, Radical
organization throughout the State.
-The Secretary of the Treasury
has received a notification from the
executors of Captain Ralph S. Fritz,
late of San Francisco, that said testa
tor has left to the United States S200,
000 in trust, to lie applied toward can
celing the public debt.
-The papers of the Mexican capi
tal announce that the Minister of Brazil
offered to the French and Austrian sol
diers of the late Empire, to take them
into the Brazilian service, with their
respective grades, and that they have
accepted. Steamers arc ready to take
them to Rio de Janeiro.
-In the past three months there
lias been remitted to the Northwest
through Memphis as slated by bankers
and merchants, not less than fifteen
millions in payment for bacon and
breadstuffs. llonce the unprecedented
scarcity of money which has made it
extremely difficult for the people to
buy bread.
-General Schofield has decided
that Congress has prescribed no oath
to delegates to the State Convention,
and that there is no other competent
authority. The only restriction as to
delegates is contained in the fifth sec
tion of the act of March 2d. that no
person excluded from holding office
by the proposed amendment to the
Constitution, shall be elcgible as a
member of the Convention.
-Judge Parker, of the Circuit
Court for the Stato of Virginia, bag
rendered a decision that all banks that
make assessments under act of Febru
ary, Hjfifi cannot give preference to any
class of creditors; that note holders
have no preference over depositors,
auit deposits in Vomedrrate money to
be treated as debts of the bank to the
extent of their value at the time of de
posit.
-Elder Sloan and Eider Kimball,
of the Utah army of Saints, have be
come loud in their abuse of the Uuited
States Government for the passage of
laws prohibiting polygamy. Kiuibnll
declares that lie already has seventy
children, and In fifty years probably
Ids family will exceed the present ag
gregate of Saints. If ho could only
live a little longer his family would
be large enough to elect him to Con
gress.
-The branch mint at Charlotte,
North Carolina, will soon be put in full
operation for assaying purposes, and it
is represented tiiat working operations
hnvo been recommenced in the mines
that were neglected during the war,
and that the recoipts of gold of this
mint arc oil the increase, not only from
localities in North Carolina, but from
contiguous states.
-Some Idea of tho style In which
the courts in the Fifth Military Dis
trict are being run maybe formed from
tho following i «
Judge Abell, counsel for Henry
Smith, accused of perjury, tiled an ex
ception yesterday. The ease is being
tried before assistant Recorder Dunn,
of the Second District Court. Dunn is
a negro, lately elected by the new
Council. Judge Abell, in his excep
tion, sets forth that Duun being a ne
nro. not recognized bv the laws of
Louisiana as a citizen, is not legally an
officer. Dunn overruled this excep
tion, tried the case, aud discharged the
prisoner. The prosecuting witness re
fused to take the stfnd or be sworn.—
The negro acting Recorder asked him
if lie iutended to insult the court lie
replied he did, and was lined $2o.
-Congressman Shanks, of Indiana.
addressed an assembly of blacks at
Richmond, Va., on tiie 3d inst. He
spoke as one of a party who had the
power, when lie said "the southern
states would have been in the union
long ago if they had giveti the blacks
their rights, aud they would never get
in until they did. President Johnson,
[if guilty, would be impeached, and,
even with the aid of Maryland, the
rebel militia, of which was armed,
would be powerless to do anything.
The meu of the north were ready, at
the tap of the drum, to quell him and
! his militia. Ho predicted 30.0U0 ma
jority, in Ohio, for the republicans.
-A letter from the fast city of
I "Julesburg(Nebraska) on wheels,’’ says
: (hat in one day recently they had two
i street fights, huug a man, rode three
| meu out of town on a rail, got up a
quarter race, a turkey shootiug, a gan
1 der pulling, a match dog fight—had
preaching by a circus rider, who after*
, ward ran a foot race for applejack all
around ; aud, as that was not enough,
the Judge of the Court, after losing his
fees at single-handed poker, and whip
ping a fellow for saying he didn’t un
derstand the game, went out and helped
to lynch his grandfather for horsa-stea!
1
A Good Joke.—Xot mauv months
since au officer with more gold than
prudence was coming over the West
ern and Atlantic railroad. After he
. had taken a scat in the car at Chatta
' nooga, a pretty young lady, accom
i pauied by her servant girl, took a seat
immediately in front of the officer,
i Gallant as he was brave, lie soon got
j tip a conversation, which was indulged
in by both parties witli considerable
zest. As the cars were approaching
tile long tunnel, the officer blandly ex
elafmed to the lady, “I am going to
kiss you as we pass through the tun
nel.” “So you are not, sir,” was the
spirited reply. The train by this time
was cutcring the tunnel, and it was
becoming quite dark; the lady, With
woman's inventive genius, devised a
plan to trick the officer. She slyly
changed seats with the thick lipped
negro servant girl. When about half
way through the tunnel, quite a bustle
was heard, together with mingled ex
clamations of entreaty and remon
strance. In a moment the light came
streaming in, and the lady, appearing
somewhat concerned asked what in the
world was going on. The simple
hearted negro remarked : “DU white
man kissed me in de dark!” The
laughter which succeeded this an
nouncement can be better imagined
than described. The son of Mars re
tired precipitately amid a shower of
huzzas.
A Homestead and U. S. Patent
therefor for $7.—A homestead for
every man or woman who is the head
of a family, white or'black, in Arkan
sas. The entry can ho made before the
County Clerk in any county iu which
tlie lands lie. Eighty acres of the pub
lic lands of the United Slates in Ar
kansas can he entered on application
to the clerk of any county where the
lauds lie. on payment of two dollars
uun v ai ihu vim u«u uan a
patent will be forwarded on (lie pay
ment of five dollars more. The land
can be entered, if adjoining the farm
upon which the applicant resides, or
upon actual settlement and cultivation
during said five years. The law of
Congress will then protect it as a home
stead free from taxation and debt of
every character. This law expires by
limitation in June, next year.
John Kirkwood,
l". S. Receiver.
-- i»i
-Henry Ward Beecher preached
: a sermon not long since on the subject
| of matrimony. He said : “Many men
get wives, and get with them the itch
ami a cursed religion. Canaan is now
cvcry-whcre where Mammon is God.
Where there is a godless household
; there is the land of Caiman. When a
mau gels n good wife he wants nothing
i more in life. Marriage is a thing not
to be rushed into, but cautiously, rillgi
j ously, and discreetly performed. Some
people get married out of a bounding
passion, but he never saw one that was
glad. The men who do so have a
wretched time of it, but what kind of
a time must the women have? Mar
riages should be founded upon quali
ties that will lust, rather than upon the
mere ties of atlection. When a mau
founds a household, it ought to be done
upon moral grounds. He that marries
a woman first, and thinks lie can change
her religion afterward, knows little of
human nature. Mauy who hang their
ambition upon those above them, think
ing tliat they will draw themselves up
thereby, often find themselves mis
j taken. He would recommend all,
I therefore, to go back to the laud of
their fathers, to take partners for life
from amoug their neighbors, and al
ways of the saute denomination.” The
| church was crowded, and now and
| thon, during the sermon, there was a
suppressed tittering amoug the women.
-
-On Tuesday, the 2d iust., in ac
cordance with an order received at the
' Washington Arsenal, by General Itam
’ sey, commander of the post, from Gen.
Grant, Secretary of War, the bodies of
the assassinator* and conspirators, and
of Henry Wirz, the Andersonvillejail
f or were removed from their graves
and reinterred in another portion of
the grounds. This removal was ren
dered necessary hv projected improve
ments in the arsenal grounds. The
| body of J. Wilkes Booth was buried in
! what was known as the ware room of
the penitentiary building. It was en
closed iu an ammunition ho.\. After
i the grave was tilled u|> with dirt, the
brick flooring was replaced. The
I burial having been accomplished, the
windows were boarded up and door
made secure—Secretary Stanton taking
the key with him. The key was kept
, at the' War Department until a few
w eeks ago, when it was returned to
, the arsenal officer, on receipt of orders
; for the removal of the bodies, includ
ing Booth. On Tuesday laborers were
at once set to work, who soon ac
complished the taking of them from
their graves before mentioned, and
carrying them into the Government
warehouse, where a trench was dug a
few feet from the north wall. In this
trench the bodies were placed and se
cresy enjoined, But few persons are
aware that the removals have been
made. It would seem from this fact
that the Government does not intend to
give up the body of Booth to his rel
atives. The bodies of Booth, Payne.
Harrold, Atzeiodt, Wirz and Mrs.
Surratt were placed iu a common
grave.
A Flowery Auctioneer.
There is an auctioneer in the North
; of England whose announcements rival
those of the famous Robbins, who talk
ed of “the litter of the roscleaves and
the noise of tho nightingale.” This1
man Is named Donkin, and he carries
on his business at Newcastle, but he
docs not sell by auction. On the con-'
trarv: “By virtue of a commission
which confers upon him the privilege
of exercising tho functions of the agri*
ctltnra! 'hammer, within a field so full
of pleasant memories and Northumbri
an associations,” he will dispose of'
thirty six West Highland bullocks, two
short-horn heifers, and fifty fRtsheep.”
Nor Is he asliumed of his climax. He
dilates upon it—poetically :
“Repetitions,” he says, “upon the ex
quisite flavor of the beef of the Kyloe
ox, in all the richness of its full matu
rity, would be an unpardonable tautol
igy in the ear of the family butcher, j
whose stall is a standing poem upon j
the glories of aldermanic repasts.”
Nor does he end here. He gives his
reasons for indulging in these flights of
fancy:
“A dry catalogue here might have
done; but to see without emotion and
ail exclamation of surprise a selection
from the native herds of the straths of
Argyle, lightening by the elegance of
their majestic forms and highly-polish
ed condition, would denote a soul as
“dull ns the fat weed that rots on
Lethe's wharf.”
Neoroes to be Imported From
Africa. —The New Nation, the lead
ing Radical organ in Virginia, in its
issue of Sep. ill, thus intimates, that if ^
necessary, negroes will he imported j
from Africa to continue “the doniina-1
tion of radical principles.” It says :
“And if necessary, the fugitives in
Canada, who esenped from slavery, and ,
the sullen ng emigrants uow in Ilayti
and Liberia, will help to make this
domination of republican principles.
Yea. ve would overturn Africa right
inlo America if necessary, and the«o
thick-lipped iiat-uosed, woolly-haired
people that now swarm those sunny
shores be brought here as Irishmen
from Ireland, and in the same time bo
titled just as well for the responsibili
ties of citizenship. All these instru
I mentalities we would put under con
, tributiou willingly and without rsaiNH't
before we Would see the old times of
j slavery return. There are to be estab
lished emigration societies, to induce
foreign emigration here; and for polit
ical purposes wo must concede these
societies to bo established. Therefore,
claiming, “what is sauce for the goose
should he for the gander," we shall
have the same instrumentalities at <
work, importing Africaus at Savannah j
while Irishmen at New York."
The Tax on Cotton.—The Cincin
nati Gazette, a Radical journal, in a re- :
cent article soys:
The Government has increased the
difficulty of the reconstruction of this 1
culture by its tax of three ecut3 a pound 1
—the very worst tax in the whole list, i
which was imposed upon the idea that
this country still possessed the monop-:
ply of the cotton production, when it j
had already slipped away from Us. It!
has also to contend against a financial
quskerv which depresses the price re- ,
alized in foreign ports, by depressing j
the price of exchange, while it does not
reduce in the least the cost of Culture, j
In the productiveness of the soil, and
in the superiority of the quality of the j
cotton, the Uuited States have the ad- j
vantage over Agia. At the snmo price (
no Indian cotton would be used.— j
Through this superiority wc may hope
to regain our former prestige, but it i
must he by increased production and 1
low prices. The difficulties of rcstor- j
ing the culture should not be increased
by Government interference, either in !
the way of tax on the crops, or by tin
kering prices by means of the Treasury .
gold.
Ill II1U I9IIIUU WUUII/UIVU
four million bales to the world's sup-!
ply. That will be sufficient now, for
the market is much greater thau then.
We cannot be unmindful of the finan
cial necessity for restoring this pro
duction ; and, therefore, it should me.fct
no impediments from either our reve
nue or financial policy,
---i»,
Great Pedestrian Feat.—Mr. Hen
ry DeMather, formerly a captain iu the
Confederate army, under Gen Sterliug
; Price, went to Mexico after the surren
der of the southern army, and being of
French descent, as his name indicates,
j took up arms with Maximilian. While
in the Confederate States army he re
1 reived four gunshot wounds, hut they
did not injure him to any great extent.
After joining the Imperial army he re
ceived two more, one of which in the
ankle joiut, disabling him for life and
forcing him to use a crutch. Mr.
DeMather, at the time of the greatest
j trouble in aud about Vera Crux, decid
ed to return to Memphis, but being
: without means it would have been ut
! terly impossible for a less courageous
j man to have succeeded. To will and
: to do were the same thing with Min.
Taking his crutch he started on font,
and in just 145 days this energetic man,
with his many battle scars, arrived iu
the BlutT City, having made in that
; 3,190 miles, being a little over an aver -
age of twenty-two mile* per day : sev
enty-four hours of thi» time he was on
one of those extensive plains so num
erous in Texas, without either food or
water. Mr. DeMather is certainly en
titled to wear the belt.—Memphis
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SALMAGUNDI.
19* Men are like wagons; they rut'
tic most when there’s nothing in them.
86T* An Englishman being asked
how ho spelt saloon, replied, “With a
hess, a liny a hell, two hooaanda hen."
Pay' If the ant gives an example of
industry, it Is much more than a good
many Uncles do.
IHT Bury yonr troubles, but don’t
linger around the grave yard, conjur
ing up their ghosts to hatint von.
88T The man who got the last word
with a woman hag advertised to whis
tle for a wager against a locomotive.
Jtt9*An industrious tradesmen hav
ing taken a new apprentice, awoke him
at a very early hour the first morning
by calling out that the family were sit
ting down to the table. “Thank you,’
said the boy, as he turned over iu the
bed to adjust himself for a now nap ;
“thank you, 1 never eat anything dur
ing the night.’’
P&~ There is a curious story iu Hous
ton, Texas, of an indignant individual
who kicked the cover off his coffin tlio
other day as they were ou the way to
the “dismal grave.” It seems that ho
was foolish enough to suppose that ho
wasn't quite dead, and hence the catas
trophe. After some dispute with the
pall-bearers whether he was in his
“right sense aud mind,” he was brought
back and put to bed, with a fair chance
of rocoverj-.
- —. i-—
Josh Billings’ Best.—The following
is the latest wc have seen from J. B.:
ii » u n nut ivn uu> lujiu^iniirc iu
the highest market price, invest in tite
boots.
After awl the philosophy I kan krain
up I sunitiines git disgusted with life—
it seems tew be but an uncertain vic
tory over base paslmus that even a
mule dou't have.
Men are perfectly delighted In being
cheated, until they discover the way
the thing is did, and then they are dis
gusted, not with fraud, but the loss of
novelty.
I never knew a baudstim woman en
gaged in the “woman's rights’’ bnsi
uess—they kin play the kaids they al
ready hold to better advantage.
I am loudly in favor of new things,
but 1 am opposed to eny man, even
one OV oui*4solored associates, thinking
lie lias diskovered a new truth jist bc
kause he has, for the fust time in his
life, stumbled on to an old one.
It iz astonishing how very small
they wear their pantaloons in Broad
way ; but I notiss the pantaloons are
plenty big emiff for the legg«.
A Suuiocs Joke.—The extraordinary
phenomenon of a man marrying a man
occurred in au adjoining county but a
few days ago. A gentleman “wooed
and wou'1 the hand of a young lady.
Tho day of the nuptials was appointed*
and the groom “came to time,” as did,
apparently, the lady. But it seems tho
lady liadnjuvenile brother, resembling
her so closely that, when dressed in
calico, none but the most practised eyo
could discover the difference between
them. He presented himself, was sa
luted with a kiss, and an unauthorized
prelate of the magisterial persuasion
went through the ceremony of making
the twaiu one. Music and daucing
filled the hour, and all went on charm
ingly Until—the cat was upcloakcd.
Wliat a sad disappointment ! —[Golds
boro (N. C.) Star
-A Washington correspondent of
the Boston Post, in a recent interview
with President Jblmsort, Calieii his at
tention to the doings of our “approved
good master” at Camden. We. quote
from his letter as follows:
"I called the President's attention to
the correspondence published to-day
between Geu. Ord and Col. Gilbert, in
which the latter claims that Gen. Ofd
and his subordinates were not the ser
vants, bnt rather the masters of tho
people, lie replied.that it was but one
of the legitimate fruits of the Kadlcal
teachings of the day, that public Officers
were not bound by the oaths, bnt might
act “ontslde of the constitution:* this
very case, bo said, illustrated the ncre*-'
sity for his proclamation. Cot. 'Gil
bert seems to have lost sight of the fact
that ours was the constitutional gov
ernment, aud that he was bonnd to re
spect the law. When a military Officer
could thus forget that the people were
tho sovereign, and could assume that
lie was one of their makers the Presi
dent said lie thought it was high time
that attention should be especially call
ed to the requirements of the constitu
tion and Hie true principles of our gov
ernment. lie spoke in flattering terms
of Gen. Ord. and heartily approved Uui
noble rebuke which' the General ad
ministered to Cob Gilbert.”
-A sand bar of gigantic propor
tions, its length stretching nearly sm:?v
| lh« river, 3n.l of nearly a quarter of »
mile in width, obstruct* the SRjairsirnt
immediately North cf Helena, leaving but
3 narrow channel on tho Mississippi state
' side for boat# to pass. Jh*, Vs*r Ls sosivii
feet *bov* the juiihcc of the sriii recoding
a jicra, and *hr.'4teuu toyut Helena off iron S*
steamboat eniunmmcaHen with Me»ph ?
1 altogether, 7b the South clear to New
Oiletas, a deep open river invites boat* of
, tho largest burden, proving Helena to 1 o
I the real hold of low water navigation.
I laf 1dpr© aro eight papers iq the
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