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DES ARC, ABKANSAB, DECEMBEH 7, 1867.NUMBER 38.j-t;;ra,^-r.’S'.1i,.,^.S PROFESSIONAL LARDS. . - - • 2m P. H. FARR, ATTORN ST AT LAT, LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS. HOBT. s. ANDERSON, WM. J. THOMPSON, Jackaunport, Ark. Auguata, Ark. Anderson A Thompson. ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Jaoksonport and Augusta, Ark. W,ll Attend (he Courts of Jackson, Wood ruff, and adjoining Counties, and to special cases in any section of the State.* Address cither office. , uiayl8-ly A. C riCICr.TT. ' L. M. RAMSACR. PICKKTT A IUM8AUR, ATTORNEYS IT LAW, AUGUSTA. AR KA XSA S. • - Wilt, practice in the counties of Woodruff. B Jackson, White and Craighead. Special at tention given to collections of all clouts en trusted to their care apr6-Iy j J. R. P. ALDRIDGE, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Cotton Plant, Arkansas. Will practice in the Circuit Courts of Woodruff county, and the Circuit Courts of the seventh*JudiciaI District, ami give prompt [ attention to. all business entrugtejl to bia | care. . janl2 DR. ALL3 IT Oilers his services to the citizens of Dos Are and vicinity in the practice ofi medicine. Thankful for past favors, j and by attention to business lio expects | to share a liberal prtronuge. Office—One door east of Burney’s DrtfJP Store. sep2l' R. S. GANTT. w. J. BRONAUGH. , GANTT Sr. BRONAUGH, ^ ATT0H51YS AT LAW.) Will practice in the counties of Trairie, White, Woodruff. Monroe, Arkansas and Pu-1 laski. Prompt ulttention given to the collec tion of claims. Taxes will be paid and titles investigated for non-residents. aprl4-3m J. E. GATEWOOD, J. 8. THOMAS, GATEWQ3D & THOMAS, l>r.S (R€, \HK4\S4S. * 1. %. HKmiBPBTII. T. B t.A K E KENT, HEDGEPETH & KENT, ATOiaMYS AT LAW. DBS ARC, ARKANSAS. WII.I. practice m all of the courts of Prairie county, ami the circuit courts of the surrounding counties. mnr24-tim k JAMES II. F ATTERSOX, I.I OIAN C. G ARSE. Anpusta, Ark. Jacktonport, Ark. Patterson & Gause, attorneys at law, Jat'hsunporl and tugnsta, Arkansas. Will practice in the Counties of Woodruff, Jackson, Independence, White, Lawrence, Randolph, Green. Craighead and Cross, end sttend to special eases in any part of the State. Address either office. mylS-ly WM. R. L’OUDY. D. MC BAR. COODY&MoRAE, • 8E4RCV, WHITE torsrri, All liANNAN. (Will practice in all the courts of Arkansas. ' mar- 4 - SOL. 1'. CLARK. 8AM. W. WILLIAMS. JOE W. MARTIN. I CLARK. WILLIAMS & MARTIN, Attorneys at Law, LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS. WILL practice ir. all the Courts, prosecute Claims of all kinds, colled debts, and act as Real folate ami (irneral ^genU. Office—Markham Street, near State House april28-tf \V. INCKS, Formerly of the firm of Cypert A Hicks. H, R. FIELDING, Formerly of Athena, Ala. HICKS & FIELDING. ATTORN SYS AT LAW, Searcy, While Co., Arkansas. WILL practice in this and the adjacent counties, in the District Courts, and Su preme Court of the State. K. W. WILLIAMS. T. M. GIHSON. WILLIAMS* GIBSON, ATT Or. IT SYS AT LA.7T, Des Arc and Devall’s Bluff, Ark. WILL praotioe in Prairie and adjoining Counties. All business confided to their care will he promptly attended to. sept21 If. J. C. JONSON, Office—West Point, Arkansas. J.N’O. M. MOORE. Office—Scarry, Arkansas. JOYNOY it MOORE, Attorneys at Law, SOLICITORS IX CHAR CERT, —AMD— General Laud and Collecting Agents, HEARCV, ARKANSAS. WiLi, give prompt attent ion to any business in the countios of Independence, Jackson. Woodruff, Monroe, Prairie, White, Conway end Van Byron mar? PROFESSIONAL CARDS._ 0*0. K. MORTON. H. T. VATOHAN. M0S.T01T A VATTOSAIJ ATTORNEYS AT LAW AND SOLICITORS IN CHANCERY, j'. DES ARC. ARKANSAS. WILL practice in the Courts of the counties of Prairie. White, Jackson, Woodruff and Monroe. Particular attention given to the c.llection of claims any where in the State, lep'tf.__ ' DR. nonT. D. TREZETANT Tenders his professional services tp tin citizens of Des Arc and vicinity. Office—At Johnson ft l)avis’ Drug Store. sep21 THOMAS J. MARSH, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR .A. t Law, DES ARC, ARKANSAS. jW Partcular attention given to the collection of all kinds of claims against the (iovernment. Ojfice—On Buena Vista street next door to J. M. Burney’s drug store, may 26 WM- T- JONES 4ma»»T 4i uw, BROWNSVILLE. ARKANSAS. WILL practice in the counties of Pulaski, Prairie, Monroe, Woodruff, Jackson and White Prompt attention given to the collec tion of claims. aprl4-ly DR. J. W. BURXTBT, RESIDENT PHYSICIAN, Being permanently located at Des Arc, will continue tfce practice of his profession in all its branches- Special attention given to the treatment, of acute and chronic diseases. sep21 F. LEPTIEN, Watchmaker and Jeweler, DES ARC, ARKANSAS. I AM NOW PREPARED TO DO ALL kinds of work in my line. Mend ing. Cleaning, Ac. -Thankful for past favors, I solicit a continuance of tho patronage heretofore be stowed on me. feb28-tf JAMES J. GALLAGHER. Attorney at Lnw, corrn.v pi, at, woodruffco, rk AVill practice where called. scp28-tf. DR. .1 h. ROl SKI-Al lLS office, is now at Johnson & Davis’ Drug Store: can be be consulted at bis room at the Harvey House, lie will give ltis undivided attention to ('hronlc l>i«ea*ea Of every descrip tion. The best of references can be furnished, by applying to DR. J. A. R0USELAUX, junl-tf Des Arc, Arkansas. o z # 0 IB? o 2 ► § • m * 2 b. » * QC. - W £ » - ‘ 5 ta <** 3 8 2 g h l2 H R * ijcs®1 5§ tel ; * 5 S rc s 56 M > Sj * S o = ta J O > k* m Is?;’ ? « ARKANSAS GAZETTE, LITTLE ROCK, ARK. Terms—Id variably in Advance. DAILY, $10 00 per annum; $1 00 per month for any less period. WEEKLY, $5 00 per annum; $2 50 (o elubs of two or more. THE UNDERSIGNED HAYING M opened a House of Enter. -S' 1 talnment, Oil Buena Yiata Street, neat tbc Steamboat Landing, for the accommoda tion of TRAVELERS AND BOARDERS, By the day, week, or month, solleita the pat ronage of those visiting Dcs Arc. The fare will be as good as the market affords, and terms moderate. (live me a trial, and I will endeavor to givt satisfaction. BENJAMIN HAYLEV. Des Arc, Ark., March 25, !»07—12ui t STATE KEWS. $S~ We clip the following from the Little Bock Quetta of the 1st inst.: The following special to the Memphis Appeal, will be of interest to merchants and planters: Holly Springs, Miss., Nor. 26. Landlords’ lien is not held preferable over tbe claim of those famishing supr plies. O. D. Qreene, A. A■ Q. The attention of the merchants and planters throughout the state is particu larly invited to the advertisement of Messrs. Hodges k Weeks, contractors of the Penitentiary. They offer to fill all orders for boots end shoes at priees even more advantageous than eutern Manufac turers. A home enterprise of this char acter should command the patronage of the people—especially as in so doing they will save money. Mcrder Cask.—The trial of Ben. Wells for the murder of Lavina Pruett, on the night of the 29th of June last, wu ooncluded on Friday, in tbe circuit court ot Puluki county, and the result wu a verdict of" guilty u charged in the indict ment.” Mr. Howard, counsel for the de fendant, filed a motion in arrest of judg ment on the ground that the verdiot did not state the degree in which the defend ant wu guilty. The motion wu sustain ed by his honor, judge Bartlett, who or dered a new trial: Improvement in Navigation.—The snag boat Northwwt steamed up yesterday | morning for the purpose of going to work ! again, as the river hu risen some six or ' seven inches. We hope that under the ! superintendence of the veteran Capt- Hi ner ^wuu, vy toe wij, is just uic ngui. man in the right place,) she may be able to remove some of the obstructions at Be vers Dam some 30 miles above the city Col. J. N. Macomb who has eharge of this work, will no doubt reoieve the thanks of the Little Rock and Fort Nmitli packet company for the effort he is mak ing to clear the river of the snags, as we : understand they do not insure their boats | on account of the exorbitant rates of pre ' miutn charged. Mk-mtois and Little Rock, R. R. —We learn that the company has aban doned the middle division for the present, and have concentrated their forces between Memphis and Madison, and also, between I)cVail's Bluff and Little Rock. It is the intention of the company to have the road in running order to this point by the first day of January next. 0 hoy are laying track rapidly from Fifteen Mile bayou west, and JUt. John Eppes, is sujierinten ding the work.—Madison Piouocr. Km mu ration.—Immense numbers oj emigrants to Texas, continue to pass through our town. Almost daily target rains can be seen in ourstroos, moving westward We arc also informed that only a small portion of those who arc emmigrating to the west pass through our town, but that a majority of them cross Red River both above and below here. There has been a tremend ous influx of population inra Texas since the war.—Those with whom we converse arc mostly from Tennessee and A’entucky Brownlow will soon depopulate bis State, if he continues to rnle hi* subjects with the iron rod of radicalism.—[Washing Tel egraph . Wc understand that a contract has been made by the Little Rock and Fort Smith R. R. Company with Northern capitalists tu uuuu iuc iuau, piuTiuvu me umuo wiu take a second mortgage on it, instead of the first. The company proposes to take the appropriation of the State, of 810,000 a mile, and build the road, and trkc the first mortgage out, to seeuro them for buil diug it, and then give the State thesecond mortgage. We understand Gov. Murphy favors the plan. We believe the people in this region would vote the whole inter est to any company that will build the road. Give us the road, and let the com pany take lands donations and all. The road is what we want. Let the stockhol ders make the contract for building the road at once, and not fritter away another ten years, by doing nothing.—Fort Smith Herald. The ffoods in this county have becu on fire for the last week, filling the air with a dense smoke which is almost suffo cating; besides destroying fences and other property. The mast in the woods is also destroyed by the fire, which will have n very unfavorable effect on the price of corn and pork in this county.—Black River (Pocahontas) Standard. The land agent of the Memphis and Little Rock railroad has left with the ; Commissioner General of the land ofice a map showing the iiae of tha road. The Fort Smith Herald says that the tiverisso low above that point that a cow came along oue day and drank it in two. Mr. G. F. Bethel 6’heriff of Sebastian county, came down a day or two ainoe with another delegation for the State Peniten tiary, as fallows: . Jasper Heed, for manslaughter, sen tenced for seven years. ! J ames .Smith, larceny, five years. ! Allen Roberta, larceny, five years.—L. ■ R. Conservative. Radical Deviltry. From the Montgomery (Ala.) Moil.] It may not be generally known, but il la nevertheless a fact, that onr State Supreme Court has decided that the negroes Were emancipated not by the action Parsons’ Convention, but by the proclamation of Lincoln and the Fed eral army. If onr present court is of this opinion, how much stronger in thut direction will he the opinion of a court elected by a rump negro Legis tarel Acting npon this view of the case, a black negro from Dallas, in the Piebald Convention, day before yes terday, offered the following resolu tion : Resolved, That the Committee on Ordinances bo required <o inquire into the expediency of passing an ordinance giving the colored people of this State a fair equivalent for their services from those persons who held them in slavery from the 1st of January, 1863, to the 20th of May. 1865. Let us calculate the tax winch will thus be laid upon the white people for the benefit of the negroes by .the ac tion of the Menagerie, if it should be ratified by the people and adopted by Congress. In round numbers, the male negro adults amount to 00,000, according to the table of registration. The female adults will also amount to 90^000. The children of both soxes will amount to three times the number of male adults, 270,000. Half of the chil dren will receive half wages* The maleadnlts will average 510 per month. The female adults will average §6 per month. This gives us: 90,000 males $10 per mouth. $600,000 90.000 females $6 per month. .540,000 135.000 children 54 per mouth. .540,000 n_.t i.i i aonnnn V* a «aini i w ... ▼ “j'"1 7 Wo may say in round figures that the ncgrocR will receive, under this ordinance, ?2,000,000 for each month thus served from January I, 1803, to May 1, 1805. This gives us for the twenty eight months the delightful prospect of paying our negro masters the sum of S56,000,000. This neat little arrangement of the Radicals would enable the sheriff to sell out the lands of every white man of the Shite and put the negroes in possession. Upon this ordinance every white man in the Convention, witli few ex ceptions, voted in the negative, and every Imported Yank and negro, with few exceptions, voted in the ailirma tivc. Appletoddy, of Ohio, representing the negroes of Madison, hoped the res olution would pass, lie said-, “there is no question but that the men should get their pay during that period. The law as it applies to these people, docs not give them pay for that time. 1 think it is important that this Conven tion should put itself on the record on that very Important particular of doing justice to the people who were held in bondage without their consent and agaiust their will.'’ Itae. Coon, of Davenport, Iowa, rep resenting the negroes of Dallas, said : “It is woll understood that the col ored people of the State, and through out the Southern States, are anxious to know whether they can collect from their former .masters payment tor ser vices from the time of their emancipa tion by President Lincoln up to the, time of the adoption of ttie Constitu tional Amendment by the Legislature of the State. The matter ought to be sent to a-eommittee, on which the best legal talent iu the Convention should be put, who might decide upon the question. If it can be decided upon, it will settle the minds of the colored people 111 regard to the matter. If the committee thought it a judicial matter, outside the Convention, they could so report it. I have often been asked the question by the colored people of my country, but have been unable to ans wer it; but have promised to do the best I could to have the matter settled, so far as the'Convcntion was able to do so. If we do not pass it, when we go home wo would be asked what the Convention did in the matter, and they would say if tho Convention can legis late in regard to Confederate debts, why not give us relief for the honest debts that are due us.’’ The resolution was adopted—yeas, 53; nays 31. Wade Hampton's View of the Question.—Gen Hampton, in a speech at the recent South Carolina Conserva tive Convention, illustrated his view ot the diguity becoming the Southern people, by relating this anecdote : A company of British soldiers were being transported to India, wheu the veaaei sprung a leak. The captain an nounced the fact that there was no hope, and only the women aud chil dren could be saved. The captain of the compauy called upon his men to protect the bouts while they were be ing freighted with the women and children to bo sent away. When the task was accomplished, he stood in front of his company, and as the vessel was going down, with the waves lash ing their feet, gave the order to his men, “present arms.” It was an in stance of the sublimest heroism, forti tude and discipline. Bo. if our vessel must go down, let u* at least stand true to our principle, and do nothing to de serve reproach. Let us sink, if not with arms in our hands, true to the past, and to all the instincts of our na ture as Carolinians. The Negro Conventions in the South. Their Effects on the North. in an article tinder the above cap tiou, the Nctv York Herald conveys the following warning to its candi date for President, Gen. Grant: Tlie Radicals, determined to give all the strength possible to the negro card, train every element in the North to its support; anil while in the South they tear down nil barriers which distin guish races, while they abolish every aristocratic privilege, while they in augurate there a Utopian agrarianism, they give us a singular contradiction of principles in the North. Here they strivo to build up great moneyed mon opolies, a dictatorial banking system, a centralization of party power, an en riching of the rich and an impoverish ing of the poor. Thus it becomes dif ficult to discover that there is any great underlying principle in Radicalism, unless it. bo tho sole idea to retain at all hazards the power into which the revolutionary throes of the eouutry forced them. The North is beginning to'divc into this problem and is rapidly discovering its inconsistencies. There is a deep and settled resolution taking posses sion of the masses that they will no longer support aristocratic privileges in the North or negro elevation and barbarism in the South. Bled to the last drop of blood and treasure, the | people begin to ask, “AVhat is this I money used for?” and, look where they | will, they sec the question answered— To prop up a quarter section of Africa, | until we see it, centuries hence, it will j ho able to march onward unaided. God never made one race to support ] another. For this we made war in I favor of the black man. As matters now progress nnocr natural ruic, we fast advance to a war to relieve the white from supporting the black. The future aspirants for the Presi ddlicy must learn the truths which we ' here enunciate. If General Grant ac cepts the Radical nomination upon .such a platform ns the Radicals now I tread he will bo defeated, despite his I national popularity and his masterly | reticence. -Mr. Edward Parsons, just re turned from Montana, tells the editor I of the Leavenworth Commercial a j marvelous story. Last July himself and four companions, while exploring : the headwaters of tho Yello WStOJie, | came upon an Indiau mound, sur mounted by a huge stone. Dislodging this stone and several others, they found themselves in an Indian catacomb, con taining the skeletons of thirty warriors. Lying beside the bones were n umer 1 ous ornaments, among them main’ twisted circlets of gold. Some of these were of unusual size, weighing one and a half to two pounds. What chief ly attracted their attention was a mas sive basin or kettle that occupied the 1 center of the apartment. This massive l article proved to be pure gold, and wo ' so heavy that the party had great difli j culty in removing it from its resting place and bringing it into the upper air. The adventurers were enabled, by means of their axes, to sever the mass into portable pieces, ladened with which the party turned theft- steps homeward, having themselves to walk the greater part of the way, to give re lief to their burdened nnimals. The whole amount of gold was brought to Helena, and Mr. Edward Parsons cal culated that his "share of the treasure amounted to about S21,000, the whole bulk being at least S100,000 in value. Economical Darkies.—A Hartical newspaper boasts that the negroes ol the South have deposited considerable | -inns in Savings Banks during the Iasi year. That may be so; but. says the | St. Louis Republican, poor laboring | white men in the North might deposil considerable sums in Savings Banks t>o, iftho Federal Government would furnish them houses to live iu, food tc foi their children, as it docs for the ne groes. But, instead of such favors, the ' white men of the North are compelled to furnish all these things for them selves and then pay taxes to support negroes and enable them to lay by money in the Savings Banks besides.— It used to be said that this was a white man's government; bnt tlirongh Radi cal Bureaus and such like agencies, il is practically a government in whicl white men have to labor aud pay taxef for the benefit of negroes ; aud yet, in the face ot these practical facts, the Radical demagogues talk about “equal ity before the law." M?*A gentleman residing a short distance north of Huntsville, Ohio, sold from liis farm a fo»v days ago, a single | curled biack walnut tree to a Boston dealer for $300. The tree was not an exceedingly large one at that. The purchaser, after the tree had been fallen and its true value ascertained, re marked that he would not take $2,IKK for it. We have forests of walnut in Arkan sas convenient to navigable streams, but their value seoms to pe unappreia ted. —The Judge of the Uuited States | Court in Nortli Carolina has issued an ' order declaring the competency of the ! Conrt to determine the qualifications of its own jurors, independent of mili tary authority. TENNESSEE NEWS. Wc take tho following items from Memphis Avalanche of the 2i)tli nit: ‘■Moselv and Miles, both confined In the jail at Dandridgc, Tennessee, on charges of murder, effected their escape on Tuesday evening last. Mosely has broken jail before. He escaped three | times from the jail at Greenville, twice ; at Jonesboro’, and this is the second ! time at Dandridgc. Iloth of the men i are desperate characters, and have been 1 the terror of the communities in which ! they resided.” -We learn that on Sunday night last about ten p. m. a Mr. Itawles who j | resided near Okalona was shot and in stantly killed while on his way from his residence to the town. He was about to visit Memphis, and was just leaving his gate on the wav to tho de pot when fired upon. At the last ac counts there was no clue to the mur derers, though suspicion rested on some negroes who had been discharged by Mr. Itawles a few days previous. -Brownlow says, in the last num her of the Whig, that whenever a mob of seditionists assemble at the capitol for the purpose of holding a conven tion, it will be dispersed at the point of the bayonet. In addition to this, some of the leaders of the movement would be tried by court martial ofroi litia officers, and, if found guilty of se dition and rebellion, a coil of rope would be called into requisition, and the haugman assigned to his appropri ate work. -We learn that cx-Governor Ishain G. Harris arrived at Paris, Ten nessee, on Sunday ovening last, direct, from Liverpool. The town of Paris literally turned out, and gave him an ' ovation of a character which, by its overflow oi quiet ana genuine wel come, must have touched the heart strings of the patriot, who has been an exile from his couutry for over two years. • -The Knoxville Free Press says : In Decatur, Tennessee, on Saturday of i last week, Ilcuben McKenzie, one of the most prominent citizens of Meigs j county, was killed by James Collins, Shcrilfof the said county. The quarrel grew out of a settlement about some rent corn. The parties were on horse back, and fought with pistols. Me | Kcnzie drew his pistol first and Col j lins caught hold of it, and it was fired j off without doing any damage. Col lins then drew his pistol and fired two shots at McKenzie, both of which took ! effect near the heart, killing him almost ! instantly. -Gen. Thomas has issued an or der forbidding soldiers or officers in , his department from receiving pres ! cuts for doing any act that is in the ! line of their duty. -General Thomas Ewing, jr., in a letter to a friend, says: “I hope to • unite with my army friends in sup porting General Grant for President, ! but I want first to know whether ho approves of the reconstruction meas ures : for if lie docs, I cannot support him.” --A Charleston dispatch says the impression is almost universal that, owing to the lack of the requisite ma jority of registered voters, the Con vention will be defeated in South Car olina. Sixty-two thousand votes are required to insure a Convention, and only twenty-five thousand persons are known to have voted in twenty Dis tricts out of thirty in the State. -The following incident occurred not far from Atlanta, Georgia, a few days ago: An old man, sixty years ot age, came into market with a single bale of cotton, the product of the labor of himself and ills daughters, drawn on a cart by a steer—all the stock the old | man owned. The cotton was sold for i less than sixty dollars, and out of this 1 lie had to pay nearly one-fourtli to I cover the tax. -The tender-hearted Governor of Virginia lias granted a full pardon to .Mrs. Ann E. .Kirbv, recently convict ed of murder In the second degree and sentenced to the penitentiary for seven years, for shooting her husband in a tit of well-founded jealousy. This wo man was Irish by birth, and she stole from ids lawful wife, while living in her house as a servant, the affections of the man she killed, ran away with him, and after the deserted wife died of a broken heart, married him. -The impeachment fever seems to be subsiding in Washington. No con ■ verts have been made among members : by the testimony ; while some who for merly supported the movement, it is said, exhibit symptoms of backsliding. Outside of the Capital, a vote of the committee against the recent dry weather would probably have pro duced asviuch effect upon public opiii I ion and the busiuoss of the country, as has followed the publication of the ponderous paragraphs of their report. Gouto to Texas.—The flow of emi gration to Texas is really astonishiug. 1 Daily our streets are lined with emi grants, and on enquiry as to where they ; are bound for, the reply is invariably, “Going to Texas.” Mississippi, Ala , bania, Tennessee, Missouri and Nortli Arksusas are all strongly represented in the great rush for Texas ; and at the rapid rate at which that State is being settled, wc bespeak for it ^reat wealth and prosperity at au early day.—Batcs villc Republican. Alabama Convention. The following is the article on the elective franchise as Anally adopted by the Reconstruction Convention as a part of the new Constitution : “Section 1. Every male person born in the United States, and every male person who has been naturalized, or who has legally declared his intention ! to become a citizen of the United States, twentv-one yenrs old or upwards, who shall have resided in this State six! months next preceding the election, j and three months in the country in | which he offers to vote, except as i hereafter provided, shall be declared an elector: Provided, No soldier, or marine, of the military or naval ser vice of the United States shall hereaf ter acquire a residence by reason of being stationed on duty in this State. “Section 2. It shall be the duty of the General Assembly to provide from time to time for the registration of all electors; but the following classes of persons shall not be permitted to reg ister, vote, or hold offleo: “1. Those who during the late re bellion inflicted, or caused to be in flicted, any cruel or unusual punish ment upon any soldier, sailor, or ma rine, employed by, or citizen of, the United States: or who in any other way violated the rules of civilized war fare. “2. Those who arc or may be dis franchised by the proposed constitu tional amendment known as the four teenth article, and the act of Congress passed March 2,1867, except such per sons as have aided the plan of recon struction and nccepted the political equality of all men before the law: Provided, That the General Assembly shall have power to remove the disa bilities incurred under this last clause. “3. Those who shall have been con victcd of treason, embezzling of pub lic funds, malfensance in office, crime punishable by law, or bribery. “4. No idiot or insane person shall be permitted to register or vote in this State. “SectON 3. All persons before regis tering must take and subscribe the fol lowing oath : ‘I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and main tain the Constitution and laws of the United States and the Constitution and laws of the State of Alabama: that I am not excluded from registering by any of the clanscs in section 2 of the article : that I will never countenance nor aid in the secession of this ‘state from the United States: that I accept the civil and political equality of all men, and agree not to attempt to de prive any person or persons on account of race, or color, or previous condition, nf any political or civil rights, privile ges or immunities, enjoyed by any other class of men : and furthermore, that I will not in any way injure, coun tenance in other* any attempt to injure any person or persons on account of past or present support of the prinei ciple of the civil and political equality of all men, or of affiliation with any po litical party.” Labor and Luck. Tig: mere fact that you are obliged to labor is uotftinisfortune. The mere fact that your labor produces slow re sults is not a misfortune. The thing that you desire as an alleviation, would be the greutest curse to you.— Do not be ashamed of the place where <?od has shut np. God has put your task upon you, and remember that your enjoyment is to consist in the essential manliness of your nature. It is to con sist in the active use of those forces which God lias endowed you with, wherever his providence has put you. And if he lias witheld from you any of those enjoyments which he has granted to others, be assured, If yon arc faith ful, that in some way they will be made up to you. Do not be ashamed of hardness. Stand to it and fight out your own battles. See to it that, what j ever yon lose, whether it be nvmcy, or place, or what not, do not lose manhood or courage, or honesty, or simplicity or | truthfulness. Stick to them. They j are half your life. 1 think if you were to go from man j lo man, iu all the ordinary channels of I life, you would find very few men, if I you took them at that hour when they 1 made their secret complaints, who did not labor uuder the iropressiou that though they should bo resigned to their conditions, it was a condition of misfortune that they were obliged to exert themselves. The young man be ginning in life, says to himself: “I am obligod to rise early and sit up lute, and labor incessantly ; but I hope for a better time.” Ab, yes! that better time is tlie fool’s paradise of laziness, lie is obliged to work now; but he looks forward to the time when he will not bo under the necessity of work ing. lie points to the favored sons, as he colls them, of rich men who were not born to work, and who are use less, and worse than useless in society, aud laments that instead of hnving their good fprtuue, ho is doomed to a life of severe toil. But 1 tell yon what you call good fortune has been their ruin, and the necessity of laboring has been your salvation. It has been that which has made you and what you are still. It lias been a' token of God's mer cy to yon. And instead of bemoaning your condition, thank God for it. ■df* Gen. Honcoek has assumed command of thr fifth Military District, SALMAGUNDI. J0“I am sitting on the style, Mary,” said Jones, as he planted himself on her new thirty dollar bonnet. 0An agricultural paper, telling how to fatten geese, says that “not less than two must be shot np together.” #0Thcre is a want felt In the New England States for able sensation preachers. There is a saarcity of the same sort in heaven. J0Among th^avoritc crops raised at the Sonth now^are gunboats. They raise them from the riverbeds, where the war planted them. 10 A smart boy, during a recent re vival, was asked if he could say the “Publican's prayer,” and he replied, “No, sir; I'm a Democrat.” 10*Lucy Stone said : “There Is cot ton in the cars of man, and hope in tbe bosom of woman.” Lucy made a mis take and got the cotton in the wrong place. 10 Why are people of short memo ries necessarily covetous? Because they’re always for-getting something. What is the difference between a man of leisure and an aged oak ? One “kills time,” snd the other time kills. 10 We see some one advertising “My Wife's Sauce.” It is to be regret ted that ha docs not keep his little do mestic discomforts to himself. 10 A sentimental old bachelor saya a woman's heart is the “sweetest” thing in the world, in fact a perfect honey comb—foil of cells. Beware I |0A little girl walking one day ! with her mother in a churchyard, read ; ing one after another the praises of j those who slept beneath, said:' “t wonder where thrv bnrv tlie sin ! ner6 V9 •^There's our grandmother, says a contemporary, a striking instance why i woman should vote. She's paid taxes on a dog for the last ten years, and now ! declares she won't stand It any longer i —she’ll either vote or kill the dog. jpg-A gentleman ordered a rocking j chair, which was received by his wife, ! a lady precise in her speech. Upon mi i king a trial of the eliatr the gentleman expressed his great satisfaction with it, ! when his wife remarked: “The man said its equilibrium was accurately ad justed.” “Did he really say that—those very words?-’ inquired her husband. “Why no, not exactly,” replied the la dy; “but he said It Joggled just right 1” An Irishman, driven to despera tion by the stringency of the money market and the high price of provi sions, procured a pistol and took to the road. Meeting a traveller he stopped him with “Your money or your life.” [ Seeing I’at was “green,” he said, “I’ll | toll you what I’ll do—I’ll give you all ; my money for that pistol.” “Agreed.” ; Pat received the money and handed I over the pistol. “Now,” siad thetrav ' ellcr, “hand back that money, or I'll j blow your brains out.” “Blaze away, my hearty,” said Pat; “never a dhrop j of powder there's in it."’ I®*An old Methodist, very great at responses, which were not always ap propriate, but always well meant, went one day to hear a popular preacher.— The preacher, usually lucid, was rather perplexed and felt it himself. He la bored through the first part, and- said : “Brethren, I have reached the conclu sion of my first point.” “Thank God.” ejaculated the old man, who sat before him, deeply interested, in a voice that was heard in every part of the church. Tit* In it nart. nf tils'* worm on wild l»aPil»»r I to prtgich than the first. Ciiehish the Living.—I saw a pale I mourner stand bending over the tomb, ! and tears fell fast and often. As lie ! raised his humid eyes to Heaven he 1 said: “ My brother! O, my brother I” A sage passed that way and said: “ For whom dost thou mourn ?” “ One,” replied he, “ whom I did not sufficiently love while living, but whose estimable worth I now feel.’’ “ What wouldst thou do if he were | restored to the ?” The mourner replied, “ that he would never ollend him by an unkind word, but would take every occasion to show bis friendship,if lie could but come back to his fond embrace.-’ “ Then waste not.thy time in useless grief," said the sago; but if thon hath : friends, go and dherish the living, re , member that they will be dead also." Wendell Phillips is put in atiodh ' er letter, urging the Radicals to pro ! need to the impeaehment of President ' Johnson, and to make void all those ! acts of his which Congress may declare to have been illegal. Wendell Phillips demands that active prominent Rebels i shall not be allowed to escape punish ment—that the confiscated lauds re | turned to them under the Presidents pardon, shall be taken from them agaiu and parcelled out among the negroes, and that the new war cry of the Radi cals shall be “Impeachment, Revoca tion of Pardons and Pre-einptiou of Surrendered Laud’s.” I^u An Iowa editor wrote a leading article on the “ lair sex,” in the course of which he said i “ Girls of seventeen or eighteen are fond of Beam.” When the the paper was issued he was rather shock ed to discover that an unfortunate error had made him say: “ Girls of seventeen or eighteen are fond of Beans.” •^Stephen Gill, sheritfof Washing ton county X. C. was recently shot down by negro.