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Nos. 61, 63 A 66 Adams St. , TONES. J. W. A. A CO., Cotton Factors. Gen- j fj eral Commission Merchants. 263 Main St. ■VTOONTROBERT A~” Cotton ~Fact or and 1V.I. Commission Merchant. 276 Front Street. ; MANSFIbLD A HIGHER. Wholesale Drug-; gists and Chemists. 801 A 808 Msin St. HOOKES. SMITH A CO.. Dealers in Sad-! dlery. Hardware Leather. 842 Main St. t M"~ 1TCHELL, MADAME A CO., Milliners and Dressmakers. N. K, cor. Court Square t HTfCHELL, HOFFMAN A CO., Dealers in Furniture, 308 Main. A SO Monroe St. j MENKFN BUO'S, Dealers in Dry Goods. Clothing, etc., 263 Msin St. our. Coun. "jhyTATTHEWS A ALEXANDER, Agents for 1V1 sale ef Agricultural Implements, Steds, etc., 272 Second Street. Ik If AYER, MAKSHUETZ A CO., Dealers in ivl Segars, Tobacco, Pipes, etc., corner Second and Jefferson Street^._ | ■jCfiW M AN7MRS. a. t., Dealer in Millinery ! IN Goods. 156 Msin Street._ __ NEWSdiOoHN,"Grocer. Cotton Factor and Commission Merchant, 182 Front St. RGILL BRO S A CG , Hardware, Cutlery, | Nails, Castings, etc., 312 Front Street. POE. R. R. A CO., Cotton"Factors and Gen eral ('ommissina Merchants. 182 Front St ERETnS. LIV iNGSION A PUS T. Dealers j in Railroad aad General Machinery Sup-. plies. 350 Main Street, | OCCO, L A CO , Wholesale Grocers aad , Confectioners. Second Street._I ROS8EL, M. J , Uroder, Colton Factor anil | Commission Merchsnt, 316 Front Street. | SH AW, jTSTdTCO.. Hardwsrc. Iron, Steel, j Stores, etc., 238 Second Street._; mAYLOlTGAY "s luixLAND. Cotton Fac I tore and Commission Merchants, 304 j Front Street.___j WOLF, 9IUHI6, Dealer 111 >’iueo, uijuun, Cigars anil Tobacco, ITS Front Street. ; HEELER. PICKENS S CO, Dealer, in j Wood and Willow ware, 330 Main St. | AITORMELEY, JOY ft CO., Cotton Factors j I f and Produce Merchant#. 310 Front St. I ORSUAM HOUSE, C. IL Galloway Pro prietor, cor. Main and .1 effers.m Street Geo. W. Maberry ATTORNEY AT LAW, AND SOLICITOR IN CttAXCERY —AND— GENERAL LAND AGENT, COTTON PCNT, WOODRUFF COUNTY, ARKANSAS. WILL attend the Circuit and Probate Court* for the countie* of Monroe. Ht. Franeis and Woodruff._m»r-4 J. K. OATBWOOD, J 8. THOMAS. UTEW03D t THOMS. AROinn A* RAW BED ARC, ARKANSAS. T. ». BBBOEPETB. *• Bt-ABB BBBT. HEDGEPETH I KFNT, ATY0RHSY3 AT LAW. D*S ARC, ARKANSAS. WILL praotice in nil of the court! of Prairie county, and the cireuit court! of the surrounding oountiei. mar24-6m JAMBS H. PATTERSON, LUCIAN C. OAl'SE, Auguttm. Ark. Jaekionport, Ark. nnim c. a irsK. Patterson. 6a«se A Brs. attorneys at law, JickMiptH m4 AUMI, Affci—M ■ Will practice in the Counties of Woodruff. | Jackson, Independence, White, Lawrence, j Randolph, Qreen. Craighead and Cross, and attend to special cases in any part of the State. Address either office mylB-ly VI. E. COODT. D. MC SAB. COODY&MjRAE, Atmivn 4t uw SEARCY, WHITE COl’HTY, ARKANSAS. Will preetiet in nil the euuru of Arkansas. mnr24- 4 »OL. r. CLARK. BAM. W. WILLIAMS. JOB W. MARTIN. CLARK WILLIAMS A MAKTIM, Attorney* at Law, LITTLE ROC R., ARKANSAS. WILL prnotieo in all th* Court*, prosecute Claim* of all kind*, collect debt*, and act a* ileal Bitatt and Otntntl Ajtnu. Orrica—Markham Street, near Slat* Hou*o. april28-tf W. HICKS, Formerly of th* firm ofCypcrt A Hicka. H. R. FIELDING, Formerly of Athene, Ain. HICKS * FIELDING. ATTORNEYS AT LAV, RRrcy, White Ce., irkanuu. WILL praotice in this and the adjaoont counties, in th* District Court*, and 8u pr*ma Court of (he Stata. . We hare in connection with oar L«u Orrica an ACTIVEOUT-UOOR COLLBCTING AGENCT. Claim* entru*t«d to u* will b< promptly nttondod to, and if not immedietel) eellooted will be at ono* secured if possible Claim against the Government for profertj taken by th* 0. 8 force* (whether receipted far or not)—Bo Dims* Pension*, Ai»na*a 01 Pat Aa. promptly at loaded to. a*rJ«- ' HICKS A FIELDING. PROFESSIONAL CAROS._ OtO. K. MORTON. ▼ACOHAN. itosvroir & vAtrasAN ATTORNEYS AT LAW AMD SOLICITORS IN CHANCERY. DES ARC. ARKANSAS. WILL practice in the Court* fff the countie' of Prairie. White, Jackson. Woodruff an<! Monroe. I’ertioular' attention given to th< collection of claims any where in the State. •ep7tf. _ * DR. ROST. B. TRMETART Tender* hi* professional service* to the citizen* of De* Arc and vicinity. Office—At Johnson k Davi* Drng Store. *ep21 DR. AiLSlf Offer* his service* to the citizen* 01 De* Arc and vicinity in the practico ot medicine. Thankful for past favors, md by attention to business he expects :o share a liberal prtronnge. . Office—One door east of Burney’s Drug Store. »ep21 t. a. OASTT. w. J. aaOVACOH OANTT k BRONATTGH, 1TT0RSSYS AT UAW. Will practice in the oountiee of Prairie. White, Woodruff. Monroe, Arkansas and Pu aaki. Prompt atttention given to the collec ion of claims. Taiee will be paid and titles nveetigated for non-residents. apr!4-8m ~ THOMAS J. MARSH, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR A.t Law, DES ARC, A REARS A .V ISgr Partcular attention given to the collection of all kind* ofclaim* against ;he Government. Oppics—On Buena Vista street next ioor to J. M. Burney's drug store. insv-.l WM- T- JONES* moam 49 uw, BROWNSVILLE, ARKANSAS. [ITILt practice in the counties of Pulaski, yy Prairie, Monroe, Woodruff, Jsckson and White Prompt attention given to the collec tion of claims. nprl4-ly DP.. J. W. BYRITSY, REUDE.1T physician. Being permanently located at Dee Arc, will continue the practice of hie profession in all it* branches. Special attention given to the treatment ot acute and chronic diseases. sep21 F. LEPTIEN, Watchmaker and Jeweler, DES ARC, ARKANSAS. I AM NOW PREPARED TO DO ALL kinds of work ia my lina. Mend ing, Cleaning. Ac. . _ . _Thankful for past favors, I solicit a continuance of the patronage heretofore be stowed on me. feb28-tf JAMES J. 0 ALL AOHER. Attorney at Lnw, COTTON PLANT. WOODRUFF CO. ARK Will practice where called. sep28-tf. __ Dr. j a. rockelu'h »#»•• ■* now at Johnson A Davis' Drug Store; can be be consulted at bia room at tha Harvey House. He will give his undivided attention to Chromic Dlsetuei of every descrip tien. Tha best of references oan be furnished, by spplyiug to DR. J. A. ROUSELAOX, junl-tf Dee Arc, Arkansas. WATTENSAW Nursery. ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND FRUIT TREES, ONE AND TWO YEARS OLD, FOR BALK IK 1807-8, BY JOHN D. MORROW & SON, PRAIRIE COCMTT, ARKANSAS. HAVING been engaged in ibis business for tbe last seventeen years, in Mississippi and Arkansas; and having studied it cloeely. we claim to have acquired a knowledge of the , Fruits adapted to our climate. We refer the public to specimens iu our Orchards, and Or chards sold by ns. in this and adjoining counties. Address Jobs D. Morrow A Son, jun22-6m Des Arc, Arkansas. IV. H. BARNEIT, V4MIN !*«»*, Aid General Repairer. Will repair Old Harness, or make new ones. Also, repair Baddies. Shop—opposite “citi BIN OF* ICS." Des Are, Ark., May 26. 1867—tf ENTERTAINMENT!! TnE UNDERSIGNED HATINS M opened a llouae of (Inter* ifr’l lalanieRl, on Bneua Vista Street, near the Steamboat Landing, for the accommoda tion of TRAVELERS AND BOARDERS. By the day, week, or month, eolicite tbe pat rnnage of tboae fieiting Dee Arc. The fare will be ae good as tbe market afford,, and terms moderate. Sire me a trial, aid I will eadaaTor ta give 1 istiefactioa. BENJAMIN HATLEY. Pee Are, Ark,. March 24. 18*7—12m PROFESSIONAL OAKOS. HOST. ANDERSON, . WK. J. THOMPSON. Jacktonp^rt. Ark. Auffurta. Ark Anderson ft Thompson, ATTOltNEYS AT LAW, Jacksonport and Augusta, Ark Will attend the Courts of Jackson. Wood ruff, and adjoining Counties, and to special esses in any section of the 8tate. Address either office. maylB-ly *. C. P1CKKTT. L. M. It A MS ACS. PICKRTT ft BAM8AUR, ATTORNEYS IT LAW, ACOUSTA, ARKANSAS. Will practice in the counties of Woodruff. Jackson. White and Craighead. Speoial at tention given to oolleotiona of all claims en trusted to their care apr6-ly J. C. JONSON, Office—West Point, Arkansas. JNO. M. MOORE, Office—Searcy, Arkansas. JO.YSOH ft MOORE, Attorneys it Law, SOLICITORS in CHAnCERT, —AKD— General Land and Collecting Agent*, SEARCY, ARKANSAS. Will give prompt mention to any business in the counties of Independence, Jackson. Woodruff, Monroe, Prairie, White, Conway and Van Buren. niar9* J. H. P. ALDRIDGE, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Cotton Plant, Arkansas. Will practice in the Circuit Court* of Woodruff county, and the Circuit Court, of the seventh Judieia. District, and give prompt attention to all busiuos* entrusted to bio oare. Jan 12 X. W. WILLIAM*. T. M. OIB80X. WILLIAMS * CinSOW, ATT0F.2T3YS AT LA v7, Dos Are and Detail's Bluff, Ark. WILL practice in Prairie and adjoining Counties All business confided to their care will be promptly attended to. sept21 If. cTXjudsois wmura mjd aBima, Manufacturer of ■ASH. DOOB8, BLINDS, And dealer la GLASS AND PUTTY. THANKFUL for pact patronage end .elicits a eontlnuaaee of tbo same. jan26-ly A WELL SELECTED STOCK OF FRESH DRUGS, MEDICINES AND CHEMiCIlS. School Books and Stationery, Paints, Oils, Dyc-Stnffs, Window-Glass, Per fumery, Patent Medicines, Wines, Brandies, Whiskey, for medicinal rurposes. Dromgoole's celebrated Southern Remedies, invariably for cash, at small profits. jul‘21 J. yg. BURNEY. i. 8, eiSCHESJEl^ WATCHMAKER —AHD— JEWELEE, BCTLERITILLE, - ARKANSAS. HAS on hand, a nios stock afWateh- JB eo, Clocks, Jewelry and Fancy Article!. Also, will repair Watches,RUR Clocks, Jewelry, Musioal Instruments, etc. In ccnnection with the above, I have a PHOTOGRAPH GALLERY, Where any kind of a Picture can be taken. aprgO-OmJ B. F1SCHF.SSFR r. r rot. xivili * goix. R. R, POE & CO., -A*D Commission jHrrrhauiji. West Point/ Ark Wr have on band n full supply of nil kinds of Groceries, and would bs pleased to bare our friends and the public generally to call and see us. Our slock is large, aod we shall keep all article* usually found ia a first olasa Grocery Uouas. Ws bar* an hand, aad for sals, BACON, FLOUR, LARD, SUGAR, ■ COFFEE, RICE, SALT, MEAL, MOLAS8ES, CANDLES, SOAP, SALT, CANDY, FRUIT, PICKLES, And a eariety of other artislss too numerous to mention. The highest cash prices paid for all kinds of country pr/duee, Hides, Peltry, etc., in Goode at eaah price*. E. R. POX A CO., R H. rOE, Ageat West Po'.at, Ark , April *, INST. Southern Elections. The election return* from Virginia indicate that Jlic once glorious old commonwealth has fallen into the hands of ignorant negroes and white incendi aries. The result was brought about by the perpetration of the vilest frauds, perfectly in keeping with the spirit which generated the reconstruction acts. The registration returns showed a white majority of 13 400. The registry books of the revenue commissioners made one year previous, reveal the fact that over 17,000 whites were dis franchised and at the same time the number of negroes over twenty-oilc years of age was increased 24,352. Here is evidence of most unblushing frauds in registration. But as extensive as were these fraud-, they were not suffi cient to ensure negro supremacy; so the work was completed in the appor tionment of delegates. This wag so made that the district having a white majority of 37,392 was allotted only 47 delegates, while the other having a ne gro majorlly of 25, 192 was apportion ed 58 delegates. The military com mander of district number one has considered it his dusy to make recon struction successful, and he has done his work well. Occasionally the arbi trary rulings of his partisan registrars have been so flagrantly outrageous that, to preserve a semblance of fair ness, he hal overruled them. But with the one object in view of accomplish ing the purpose of the radical congress, lie has perpetrated the most unblush ing frauds and given over the state, in spite of its white majority, to the hands of its black canaille. Lousiana, Alabama and Virginia are the only states which havens yet voted on the question of a convention ;and in these the district commanders used their power* to foist upon the states conventions which would never have been called if a fair registration appor tionment and election had been had. Of the remaining states to vote, in Tex as, with a white population double that of the black, the negroes are re ported to have a majority of ten thou sand. This was to have been expec ted in Sheridan's satrapy. In North Carolina the whites have a majority of over tweuty-two thousand, and if gross frauds are not perpetrated the conven tion will be voted down. In Florida the negroes have a large majority by means of a registration which ipifires the rights of a white man, and her destiny is determined. In Georgia the small white majority will be done away with in the revision of the registry lists, and Pope has ap portioned the state so as to give the radical negro party control of the con vention. lu South Carolina and Mis sissippi the negroes have majorities, and those two states are doomed to African rule. Here in Arkansas the whites are two to one to the negro, notwithstanding an unfair registration iu some localities concerning which the people are disap pointed that Gen. Ord has not noticed it; and if there is anything like a full vote upon the part of conservatives and honesty upon the part of registrars, the state will be saved from negro rule for at least a short while.—[Little Rock Gazette. How Neobobs Voted in Clank CouNTT, Alabama.—We learn iho fol lowing from a most reliable source, and as it shows conclusively how high ly the negroes appreciate the elective franchise, and how much they under stand its valne and importance, we publish it. During the recent farce called an election for convention in this State, a number of negroes came in irom me surrouuuing country to Grove Hill, Clark county, for the pur pose of voting. The Radical sharpers had supplied them all with tickets,and told them exactly how to vote. A waggish individual was sitting a short distance from the window at which the votes were deposited, and see ing a squad of some twenty negroes passing, he called to them and asked them if they were going to vote. They replied yes. He then asked them to let him see their tickets, when several han ded out their ballots, on which were priuted the names of the Radical can didates, They had been told, it seems, to vote this ticket, and they would se cure a mule and forty acres of land. The wag knowing this told them that eaeh one of the ballots were good foi the above, i. e, “a mule and forty acres,’ but inquired of them what good they thought that would do them if they were such fools as to give them to that little man in the window, as he would secure them himself. The negroei thinking they smelt a rat, stuffed theii ballots into their pockets and left, re marking that no “sich looking whit< man as dat ar fellow was a going t< get deir certifikits,” started for home fully satisfied that they were about tc be swiudled. They told their friendi about it, and the cousequence was thai ■umbers of them refused to go neai . the polls for fear they would be swin | died out of their “certificates.” Negro suffrage is a great thing.—[Mo : bile Tribune, S3b. | —“Ma,”sald a little girl, “will rich ant I poor folks live togeiher when they g< to heaven ?” “Yes, my dear, they will all be alike there.” “ Then, ma, why don't rich and poo j Christians associate together here f” The mother did not answer Presidential Candidates—General Grant. The curreut of Republican journal ism at least, if not the drift of party sentiment, is since the late elections, setting in strongly in favor of General ' Grant, that the leading Radical organ attempts to breast it in a double-lead ed leader, which sets out by turning pretensions like Grant’s into ridicule, and winds np with predicting, that if any man of his type of polities is elect ed, it will be by the Democrats. The Tribune thus advertises that in addi tion to other causes of disintegration and embarrassment, the Republican party will be at loggerheads in the se lection of its standard bearer. The party stands between the horns of this sharp dilemma; with a Radical candidate on a negro-suffrage platform they are certain to bo whipped; while if the party makes a pretense of mod eration and runs Gen. Grant the Rad icals Will bring out a separate candi date. It concerns General Grant more per haps than it does anybody else to form a correct judgment of the probabilities of his success if he should be made the candidate of tho Republican party.— The reasonable pride ofcharacter which befits a man in his position, would nat urally withhold him from running the gauntlet of any acrimonious political canvass, unless he supposed there was more than an even chance for his elec tion. But whatever political svren may sing in his ears, the chances if lie allows himself to be made the candi date of the Republicans, aro ten to one against him. We do not say this from an overwhelming confidence in the fortunes of the Democratic party ; it is an opinion founded upon irreconcilable differences among the Republicans and the strong vantage-ground possessed by the Radicals for running a third ticket. If they can get electoral votes enough to preveut either of the other candidates from receiving n majority, they arc quite sure of electing the Pres ident : since in that case, the House of Representatives, voting by States, make the choice, and the House on which this duty would devolve is already elected and intensely Radical. General Grant as the candidate of the more modern Republicans, would prevent desertions to the Democrats, and thus, as the Rad icals hope, carry the election into the House, where their victory would be assured in advauce. Judging from present appearances, there is little doubt that General Grant can have the regular Republican nomi nation if he will take it. It will be given against a noisy, stimulated opposition ‘hieunt for no other purpose limn to lav the foundation for a Radical bolt. We have mistaken the character of General Grant if he is not two shrewd and wary to be drawn into such a trap, and to allow himself to be made a stalking horse to aid the election of a Radical President. The ways of politicians are crooked aud slippery, and it behooves him to be well on hie guard. A Tough Stoky.—A Western paper tells the following tough story. If true, it is the most remarkable on re cord : An accident of a remarkable nature occurred in the woods of a neighbor ing county last week, by which a man was thrown eighty feet in the air. He was standing on a balance tree lying across a largo log, to see another tree cut down, when the tree in its falling course struck the other end of the tree on which he was standing, and the tre mendous weight of it coming oil the snring lever, threw him like a hot shot into the air The remarkable part of the story re mains to be told. When at the highest elevation the mnn caught hold ot the top of a tree about fifteen feet from the trunk, and remaiucd suspended by the arras until the person that felled the tree traveled a distance of five miles and re turned with help and ladder before lie eould be released from his perilous po sition. He was found in the same po sition as when left, evidently in good spirits, for he was whistling “Yankee Doodle,” and making a strong light with his feet against a delegation ot wasps that were eudeavored to build a neat in the seat of bis pants. He said, upon reaching the ground, he had had a “healthy time” with the “varmints” and attributed bis powers of endur ance wholly to the hotly contested can vass he had with the “crittera” by their persistent “fire in tho rear,” and the tremendous excitemeut incident there to. If that man ever gets into office lie will be provided for, for the rest of hit natural life. He will know how to “hang on to it.” -1 j i A Bov's Lawsuit.—Under « great tree close to a village, two boyi found a walnut. “It belongs to me,” said Ignatius, “foi I was the first to tee it.” “ No, it belongs to me," cried Henarc “ for I waa tho first to pick it up.” And so thoy begau to quarrel iu ear nest “ I will settle the dispute." said ar older boy, wbo had just then come up Ho placed himself between the tw> boys, broke the uut into , and said: I “ The one piece of shell belongs tt < him who first saw the nut: the otbei piece to him who picked it up: buttbi kernel I keep for judging the cate." “ At.d this,” he said, as be sat dowr and laughed, “ is the common end o most lawsuit* * The Artless Art of Conversation. Superficial people, who are content to take words very much as they find them, think that conversation is the art of talking. There could not be a great er blunder. Its difficulty would be much more truly expressed by defining | it as theartofbeing silent. Any block head is able to talk. To know when and how to be silent is tlie gift of the wise. The common phrase, a good talker,is more usually than not applied to a man who is profoundly ignorant of what it is that conversation means, or else who knows what it means, but docs not much approve of it. Asa rule, the persons with the most universal reputaion for good talk are the sworn foes of conversation. They have no more right to be set up as patterns of conversation than a popular preacher, or a teetotal lecturer, or a public reci ter. Preaching or lecturing is, in its way, just as little conversation as the utterances of the professed talker.— Among other evils the talker is pretty sure to be aware of bis reputation, and thereforeAo be constantly ou the strain in order to maintain it. Effort may beget talk, but the charm of conversation is spontaneity ami free dom from self-consciousness. It is here as it is in literary style. Style is the unaffected aud unconscious outcome and expression of the author s habitual way of thinking and feeling about things. The moment he begins to study for style’s sake, lie evidently be comes stilted, rhetorical, and to a wholesome taste, intensely disagree able. The professed stylist is a crea ture as little to be endured in literature as the clipping of box-wood into pea cocks is to be endured in landscape gardening. The only way to arrive at a lucid or sympathetic stylo is to ac quire lucid Imbita of thought, and to cultivate human moods. If an author thinks little of his style, and much of his subject, and of what is due to his own ill I in* null uuarnuicr, inn it take care of itself. It is the same with conversation. The same qualities which make a man a right-living per son will of themselves make him good in conversing. To live well, one must have a lively intelleetand right feeling. To converse well you want no more.— Special training for conversational pur poses is a snpeafliiily—nay, Is worse than a superfluity, just as washes nnd cosmetics aro worse thau superfluous for the skill or the hair.—[Saturday Review. Destroy the Cotton Seed—The Only Sure Remedy for the Sonth. Memphis. Teun., October 80, 1807. Editors Memphis Appeal. I wish through your paper to propose to the men of the cottou growing States a novel but a sure remedy for the ills that threatens to overwhelm ns—it is short and easily understood. I propose to every planter to destroy all his cotton seed except six bushels, so that no man can plant over two acres next year, Who then will ngree (after what his stock will eat.jto PESTBOT ALL HIS SEED EXCEPT SIX Bl'SH ELS. The present cropt lias absorbed, or lost, one-half of the capital of plan ters, and another crop at present rates will reduce our whole planting interest to beggary. I Eastern capitalists, who control the 1 price of cotton, always raise the price ' on the eve of planting time, to stimu late production, and depress the price when cotton comes to market. Then let the shout go from every Southern hill, destroy your cotton 6eod ! Let it be echoed back from every valluv, destroy your cotton seed ! Respectfully, John Davis. The Last “Leap Forward.' —N. Y. | Times says : It is curious to note how ; steadily the things essential to the free i dom of the blacks have increased. I When they were first set ft ‘e by proc ! 1 iiiuation of the President, an amend ment of the Constitution was required —Justly and truly enough. When tlml I had been secured, a guarantee of equal ; civil rights was demanded, and tbal , also was conceded. Next came a de mand for qualified suffrage, inasmuch as the only security for the freedom ol the negroes consisted in their posses sion of the ballot. And before thii ; hud been secured the whole party, by a very sudden “leap ahead,” enlarge*' the demand into one of universal uegri suffrage, accompanied by a large dis i frnnchisenient of the Southern whitei i and the establishment of mllitaiy law over all the Southern States. In n< other way, it was alleged, could the ne , groes be secure in the enjoyment o the freedom which had been bestowei upon them. And now we have anoth er “leap forward.’ Now they mus hare forty acres of confiscated lam apiece. •0“ Germany has a rival for Brigan I Young, in the desceudcnt point o view; fora Uermau newspaper s.v that two years ago a Mr. Christian St*g i eroayer became father of his fifty-eigh child. His first w ife gave birth t< i twenty-three, of wliic.b six were twin aud eleven single borue; his secom wife nineteen, and the third and ye living wife is mother to sixteen chil dren. Of these fitty-eight children i tw enty-eight are living, all beiiij daughters, and the man has never bee ■ sick, and t njoys good health, as do hi children. Medical Signs ol Dreams. In the Quarterly Journal Psychologic al Medicine and Medical Jurisprudence |nat published,there is quite a long and able disquisition on “Dreaming.” from which wc extract the following: “live ly dreams are, Id genera!, a sign of the excitement oi nervous action. Soil dreams a sign of slight Irritation ol the brain : often, in nervous fevers, an nouncing the approach of a favorable crisis. Frightful dreams are a sign of determination of blood to the head. Dreams about Arc are, in women, sign of an impending hemorrhage. Dreams about blood and red objects are signs of inflammatory conditions. Dreams about rain and water are often signs of diseased mucuous membranes and dropsy. Dreams of distorted forms are frequently a sign of abdominal ob struction and disorder of the liver. Dreams in which the patient sees any part of the body especially suffering in dicates disease in that part. Dreams about death often precede apoplexy, which is connected with determination of blood to the head. The nightmare (incubus, cphialtes), with great scusi i tivencss, is a sign of determination of j blood to the chest. ; “ To these,'’ says I iiaron von Feuchtersleben, “ we may add that dreams of dogs, alter the bits of a mad dog, often precede the appear ance of hydrophobia, but may be only the consequence ofan excited imagina tion.” Dr. Forbes Winslow quotes several cases in which dreams are said to have been prognostics: *‘Arnaud de Villencuvo dreamed one night that a black cat bit him on the side. The next day an anthrax appeared on the ! part bitten. A patient of Galen'i ! dreamed that one of his limbs wn i changed to stone. Some days afier hi eg was paralyzed. Roger d Oxteyn Knight of the Company of Dougin wont to sleep in good health : towards i the middle of the night, he saw in his ! dream, a man infected with the plague : quite naked, who attacked him with 1 lurv, threw him on the ground after a i desperate struggle, and, holding him between his open thighs, vomited the | plague into his mouth. Three days af ter he was seized with the plague, aiui i died. Hippocrates remarks that dreams i iu which one sees black spectres are i. ! bad omen.” -^ ' Arms ahd Threats.—We have no ! tired that at each one of the Radical I meetings held in this town the negroes ! ind their leaders become more defiant, ! threatening and menacing in their msn j nor and language towards^the whites ; j uid we are told that on last Saturday ; nearly every negro from the country ; was armed, and that an armed conipanj marched from one neighborhood undei j regular officers to the village. Our I citizens are ready for any turn which : this sort of demonstration would in I clieate. We are not at all afraid of the I negroes; for in case of an emergency ; they would soon be disposed of. But i we do not wish to see a collision, or ! anything akin to one. for the results | might be horrible. The negroes and j their dirty leaders have been granted | every possible freedom in this place at their meetings; they have been treated with respect at every hand, and iu no wise been interfered with, nor will they be molested so long as they con duct themselves properly. We sug gest to their leaders, however, that the whites are not prepared to submit quietly to these armed political meet ings. They look too menacing. The attention of General Ord is respectful ly invited to this matter. He is the nroncr regulator. Rltuhuto Specie.—The New York Titncs, speaking of that longed for time when a greenback dollar will freely exchange for a gold dollar, says: Secretary McCulloch makes it no se cret that lie will assume the same ground j regarding the resumption of specie j payments in his forthcoming Treasury 1 report that he has maintained for the j last two years, and which he first set I forth in his celebrated Fort Wayne I speech, and reiterated at length in his lloston letter. That is to say, lie will favor the resumption of a specie basis just as soon as the state ot the national finances makes it practicable. The re turn to specie payments will give free dom. force and assurance to the enter prise of the country, and will be fol lowed by an era of solid prosperity, which will speedily extend its beneti • cent influence to all classes of the peo 1 pie. When, in the period of a few months, gold fell from 285 to 12(1, thf business of the country was not shaker nor its interests damaged. When ii I goes down forty points more, and tin I national currency is exchangeable foi I j it, dollar with dollar, there will be n< - more commotion, unless it be that o ! universal exhilaration. 1 ' _,m,_ A. Greek Haired Man.—.lame Ferguson, of ltudalo, is a worker ii 1 metals, who lias wrought in copper on 1 I ly for five months, and bis hair, latel; white, is now of so decided a green tha the poor man cannot appear in thestree 1 without immediately becoming the ob * ject of general curiosity. He is per 1 ftectly well, his htir alone being sffecte * bv the copper, notwithstanding tli 1 precautions he takes to protect it frot the metal. Chemical analysis hs > | proved that hit hair contains a uotabl ! | quantity of aoetate of copper, and thn ‘ ills to this circumstance that it owe * its beautiful green color, whioh it mo* singular and remarkable. Chief Justice Chase and the Presidency. Mr. Chase Hinl Ins trusted friends do not concede that his claims as a Repub lican candidate for the presidency are extinguished hv the Ohio election. Time enough has elapBed for pretty mature reflection, and the sails that were reefed during the late storm are again spread, but trimmed in accom modation to the new direction of the wind. We are now solcmn'y assured that Chief Justice Cltase is one of the most conservative in public life! lie lias beeu pleased then, to make a great socretofit. We suppose we shall be still further astonished some bright morning by being told that the Trib une and the Independent, his forward eulogists, are the most conservative of our public journals. The Chief Jus tice has been so coy and maidenly, and the confession is now made with such blushing grace, that there is no telling how many more of these disclaiming beauties may be smitten witli a secret passion for naughty conservatism. " 8 f never told her love, Bui let c, uoe» ment. like a wnrm i' the hud Feed on 1 er nms-k cheek " [Yew York World. Singular Yeoro Superstition.— A Mississippi planter gave employ ment, during the past season, to thir ty or forty negroes. The cholera broke out among them, and a physician was called, whose treatment promised quick success. An old negro among them, however, was not satisfied with the progress of affairs, and with a great show of religions zeal and reverential re, made it known to his fellows that God had appeared to him and revealed the strange fact that, if the cholern smitten negroes would procure one handful of salt and the other full of figs ind sit behind a sycamore tree and swallow the contents of both hands, faking first a mouthful of salt and then 1 i KUa rtf tlio flrre IIia otn’A flint TtrrmlA ensue would be sufficiently miraculous ro show a direct Providential interfer ence in their behalf. Accordingly 1 twelve negroes threw away‘.heir “doc tor stuff. ’ and. supplying themselves with the figs and sa’r, and 'eating them selves under the cluirnied sycamore,pro ceeded to dose themselves accordingly. Hie result was rather miraculous, for j eleven of them never left the spot t The ! dose killed them. 8®“Thc I .aurensville (South Caro ina) Herald says: “A new grass, which is generally called in, this sec tion by the name of wild clover, is springing up luxuriantly all over this district, and we see from our exchanges, all over the Southern States. It grows almost everywhere, and seems to take hold even on the washed and galled parts of land, as if it would redeem both the looks and fertility of the country. It appears to be a dwdrf clover, is very thick set, and covers the earth witli a beautiful carpet of green. We have heard that a single root sends out as many as six hundred branches, 1 and that pulled out at random and : counted. It is much relished by cattle, and is said to be exterminating the j Bermuda, joint, sedge and all other grasses. We see that it is attracting much attention in Middle Georgia.” j®~The north of Scotland has been j visited by symptoms of a severe and ; premature winter. The Northern En ' sign says the greater part of the oat crop is still unripe, and, on many farms, is quite green. Although there is a heavy crop on the ground, unless the weather improve, there is every reason j to fear that much of it will never fall before the sickle. On many farms the grain crop has been so shaken by tem pests of unusual severity that little is to he seen on the fields ready for the sickle but bare and blasted stalks.— T'nc farmers are in a state of great, alarm. The potatoo disease is spread ! ing In every direction, so that the wiu 1 ter prospects are very gloomy. « i ggp-Therc are two kinds of girls. One is the kind that appears bc6t. J thread—the girls that.are good for par ties. rides, visits, balls, etc., and whose chief delight is in such things. The other Is the kind that appears best at home—the girls that are cheerful ' md useful in the dining room, sick room and ail the precincts of home.— I'hev differ widely in character. One is a tot incut at home—the other a bless ing. One is a moth consttmiog every | thing about her; the oth$r Is a sun beam, inspiring light and gladness all i around her pathway. The right edn : cation will modify both a little, and ' thus unite the good qualities Of both in one. KS'- Augusta J. Evans,author of I5cn lah, will st on publish a volume with the title of Iuex. It was Mi«s Evans' tirst book, and was printed ten years 1 ago; but, to use Hume's celebrated phrase, “fell still-born from the press.-’ Her recent hits have Inspired the pub« 1 1 sh *r w ih the hope that h -r firstling 1 will now command a more flattering ‘ reception. 1 tST At the late sessiou of the grand o ige of masons, c t Js'evad ;, a petition i of the Mount Moriah Lodge, at Salt, s j Lake, for a charter, was refused. After f a patient hearing of all the facts, and 1 an argument of-the rase, the session s resolved to grant no charter in any way , recognizing the peculiar institution of ' the Saints.