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Ark ^.nclorsoii Thoiup*on, ATTORNEYS at law, Jacksonport and Angnsta, Ark. \VtLi attend the Courts of Jackson, Wood ruff and adjoining; Counties, and to special cases in any section of the Slate. Address either office. tnaylS-ly OKO K. MOBTON. 11' P* VAVOHAN. MOHTOXT & VATI ©BAN ATTORNEYS AT LAW AND SOLICITOUS IN CHANCERY, PES AltC, ARKANSAS. WILL practice in 1 It e Court a of the counties nr Prairie, White, Jackson. Woodruff and Montoe. Particular attention griven to the collection of claims any where in the Stale, sep’tf. A C PICKETT. I.• Ms RAMSAlR. PIC K.hi I 1 MW, A T TOBSEVS IT lAW,j A l•U IrsTA, A A’ A'-d .V.S'.i s, — Will practice in the counties of Woodruff. , Jackson. White and Craighead. Special at tention given to collections of all claims en trusted to their cure aprfi-ly J. R. I*. ALDItlDGE, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Cotton Plant, Arkansa:. AVn.r, practice in the Circuit Courts of Womtruff county, atod Ibe Circuit Courts of il„. -,'vi-ntli Judicial District. n*id give prompt •utention to all business entrusted to his care. r. s. cjaxtt. w j. unowrcai. ■ GANTT ft BRONAUGH, AT TO UN SV & AT LAft. IViU practice in tiie counties of Prairie. White. Woodruff. Monroe. Arkansas anti I u 1 ,.ki Prompt ntttciuion given to the collet of claims Taxes will be paid and titles in vest i gat ed for non-residents. »prll-om J. K. GATEWOOD, J- S- THOMAS, GUTEWOjD & THOMAS, At &4.W DE8 ASM , ARKANSAS. I. N. HKPOECrTH. T. nr.AKF. KKST. HEDGEPETH & KENT. ATTORNEYS AT LAW. DES ARC, ARKANSAS. WILL practice in all of the courts of Prairie county, ami the circuit courts of the surrounding counties. mar24-tlm JAMES It. PATTERSON, LUCIAN C. CAUSE, Ark. Jacksonport, Ark. Patterson & (inuse. attorneys at law, Jarksonporl and Augusta, Arkansas. Wu.i. practice in the Counties of .Woodruff. Jackson, Independence, White, Lawrence. Randolph, tiroen. Craighead and Cross, and attend to special cases in any part of the Stale. Address either office. inylB-ly W. 1I1CK9. Formerly of the firm of Cypert Si Hicks. II, R, FIELDING, Formerly of Athens, Ala. HICKS & FIELDING. ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Searcy, Wlilte Co., Arkanstaa WILL practice in this and the adjacen counties, in the District Court*, and Su preme Court of the State. J C JONSON, Office—West Point. Arkansas JNO. M. MOORE, Office—Searcy, Arkansas JOXSOH & MOORE, Attoraef* at Law, SOLICITORS IN CHANCERY —AKP— General Land and Collecting Agent*, heahcy, aukansam, W.u. give prompt attention to anyrf.tt.ine. in the counties of Independence. Jackson Woodruff, Mouroe, i'rairie. White, Conwa; anti Van Duren. WM- T. JONES. C. TOTTEN. JONES & TOTTEN. BROWNSVILLE. ARKANSAS. TITILL practice in the counOes of Pul»shj IA| I'rturiiL Monroe, Woodruff, J ,, White Prompt attention given to , tion of claims. PROFESSIONAL CARDS. _^ _| mhos p. ROanm ptm. w. smith. Ill CUES & SMITH, ATTORNEYS AT LAW -AN1> RFAI. KHT A't'TC AOFNTH, i CLARliNDON, ARK. —--—*- | SOL. F. CLARK. SAM. W. WILLIAMS. JOE W. MARTIN. CLARK WILLIAMS & MARTIN, Attorneys at Law, LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS. WILL practice in all the Courts, prosecute Claims of all kinds, collect debts, and art as Heal Estate and General Agents. Opmob—Markham Street, near State House, a pril^S-if TAMES T. GALLAGHER. Attorney at Lnw, COTTON PLANT, WOODRUFF CO. ARK. AVill practice where called. sep28-tf. ! D R. ALL SIT Oilers liis services to the citizens of Des Artaud vicinity in the practice of medicine. ThnnkfVtl for past favors, j and by attention to business lie expects to share a liberal prtronage. Office—At liis residence—late the residence of W. (5. Frith. sep21 OK. ROUT. B. TREZEVAMT Tenders liis professional services to the citizens of Des Arc and vicinity. Office—At 15. F. Johnson Drug Store. sep21 Dr.. Z. T. BURNS*. Being permanently located at Des Are, will continue the practice of his profession in all its brandies. Office at Col. .T. >1. Bi unkv's Drug Store. janl8-tf. J3. F. eJohnson D 11 UGGIST, DES AECi, ASKANSAS. KEF.P on hand n large assortment of Drugs. Medicines, Paints, ‘tils. Perfumery, Patent Medicines, Winer. Pvamlies, Whiskey, for medical purposes, which he will sell low. Prescriptions and orders filled promptly. Terms cash. feb. 15, 1808. A WELL SELECTED STOCK OF FRESH DRUGS, MEDICINES m CHEMICIS, School Booh* and Stationery, 1 Paints, Oils, Dye-Stuffs, Window-Glass, Ptr I e T> . . W!_ I Whiskey, for medicinal purposes, j Dromgoolo’s celebrated Southern Remedies, ! invariably for cash, at small profit*. | jui2i j. >i. iu ryi:y. urns. RATE HIYTSNIAN, Will commence her SCHOOL the first Mon day in January. Tuition two and three dollars per month. Deductions in cases of protracted illness. Des Arc, Jau. 1st. 1SG7. [ - ' ' ■< ' 'I " l WM. II. COOpY. !»• MCRAE. COODY & McRAE, At LAW SEARCY, WHITE COUNTY, ATtICANHAH. Will practice in all the courts of Arkansas. rnar’24 P. LEPTIBN, DES ARC, ARKANSAS. I AM NOW PREPARED TO DO ALL kinds of work iu my line. Meud i ing, Cleaning, &c. _Thankful for past favors, I solicit a coniinuance of the paironage heretofnr. he al owed ou me. febS#-tf ENTERTAINMENT!! qillFa UNDERSIGNED HAVING M I opened a llotIN** Of Enter- JOL til 111 ill#* lit, on Buena Vista Street, near the Steamboat Landing, for the accommoda tion of TRAVELERS AND BOARDERS, i By the day, week, or mouth, solicits the pat ronage of thope visiting Des Arc. The fare will be as good as the market affords, and terms moderate. Give me a trial, and I will endeavor to give l ! satisfaction. BENJAMIN IJAYLFY • Des Arc. Ark.. March 2d. 1867—12m nim 1 MfK tun. | I live for (hose who love roe, Whose hearts are kiud and true: For the Heaven that smiles above me, And awaits my spirit too; For human ties that bind me-: For the task by God assigned me; For the bright hopes left behind roe, And the good that I can do. I live to learn their story Who’ve suffered for iny sake; To emulate their glory, And to follow in their wake* Bardn, patriots, martyrrs, sages, The hoble of all ages. Whose deeds crowd history's pages, And time's great volume make. I live to hold communion With all that is divine; To feel there is a union •Twixt Nature’s heart and mine: To profit by affliction, Reap truths from fields of fiction, Grow wiser from conviction, And fulfil each grand designs I live t* hail that season, By gifted minds foretold. When men shall rule by reason, And not alone by gold; When man to man united, And every wrong thing righted, The whole world shall be lighted As Eden was of old, I live for those who love me; For those who know me true; For the Heaven that smiles above me, Ajul waits iny spirit too; For the cause that lacks assistance; For the wrong that needs resistance: For the future in the distance; And the good tliat-I can do. T1II3 MYSTERY E\l*«.*nKI». I was spending the most beautiful part of the year with Mrs. Ross at Rose Hill, my usual summer resort; and a gayer, happier company than that which was then around me, 1 have sel dom found. Excursions, pic-nlc# and all manner of enjoyments were contin. naily on the list, and never had time passed so pleasantly before. One among us, however, seemed to take no interest in our gatherings, or in any of our parties; and Charles Meredith’s coldness and reserve was frequent subject of comment, especial ly among the ladies. Young and attractive he rerfninly was, and pos sessed of brilliant colloquial powers, which I nivself hud often tested; for friendly advances from others, and it was only after many persevering eflorts that 1 dually drew him out of his reserve. Our sameness of pursuit had some influence here no doubt. We were both artists. I was strongly and irresistibly attracted towards the hand some, energetic enthusiast; and it pleased me greatly to find that ill my company, at least, he would throw oil the mask of reserve. When at length I persuaded him to mingle in our party in the drawing ronfti, the fascinating young artist be came a general favorite. I noticed more than one fair lady's check blush with pleasure when Charles Meredith's dark eye flushed into hers; but among all the ladies in our little set he seem ed to choose Annie Kay, the merriest little fairy that ever danced on the earth. One stormy evening we were sitting in the well lighted drawing room, most of iis in earnest conversation con cerning the “sphere of woman.” I no ticed Hint Charles wag unusually quiet as the discussion went on, though his eyes were flashing strangely as he lis tened to our various ideas. Suddenly I exclaimed to my oppo nent: “Say what you will, sir, when a woman lias once lowered herself from her proper sphere, she has lowered herself far in my estimation and res pect.” As I said this I turned my gare full 'upon Charles Meredith's face as if to ' ask his opinion. To inv terror, I saw i him spring from his seat with pale face ! and hands uplifted, as though suffering intense agony. Several gentlemen sprung forward to nid him, when sud denly liis arms fell helplessly by bis side, and hastily turning, he left the room. “Poor fellow !' said Aunie Kay ; “lie works so incessantly that it is no won der he is ill.” Her words were received as sufficient reason for Charle's behavior, and were , verified when he returned to offer an npology for his abrupt departure, giv ing sudden illness as an excuse. After that, Charles Meredith never joined us in the drawing room again. More reserved than ever, he worked in his room, or, with sketch hook in linnd, spent days in rumbling over the hills. 1 now seldom met him ; or when I did I was pained and surprised to find tlmt his interest in me seetnd entirely gone, so cold and discourag ing was his behavior. “Mr. Meredith has left us,” remark ed Mrs. ltoss, oue morning, after we had breakfasted. “Left us?” 1 exclaimed. “Where has he gone, and why?” “1 do not know; he gave me no rea son,” was the answer. Now that lie hail gone, I found what a deep hold the dark-eved hoy had ' taken upon my affections. I recalled his graceful form, his musical voice and sad looks, and regretted keenly that 1 had not taken greater pains tc secure his friendship. 1 was walking in the garden, one dav. jnat at twilight, and hearing the roll of carriage wheels. I approached vile ironi-mu niirr jchm*. mitnmfi carriage drew up before me, and as its occupant sprang out and came towards me, I was surprised to find it was Charles Meredith. We entered the house together, bnf lie did not appear at tlm dinner table. Sirs. Koss was stating how glad she was to see him back again, and how pale and ill he looked when he entered. The next day the hell was muffled, doors were opened aud closed care fully, and llm news of Mr. Meredith’s dangerous illness flew from mouth to month. For a long time his life hung by a thread; but. at last our good hostess joyfully told us of his sure recovery. A mighty load seemed to leave my heart, and I now waited anx iously for Ids re-appearance. Great was my surprise and disappointment, then, when I heard that lie had again left. As before, 1 asked where he had gone; but Mrs. Koss did not seem to hear my question ; and I impatiently exclaimed to Annie Fay. who stood near me—"It is very strange why Mr, Meredith thus suddenly takes his departure. Have you any idea of the time of his return “llo will not return at all. Mr. Ilrook field; for lie—” Here Annie suddenly stopped, and easting a quick, confused glance at my face, she turned away. I looked af ter tlie little sprite in surprise. “W1iy should slie know anything o( Meredith’s affairs?” I thought s “and certainly she does, for she appeared strangely ronthsed,” The next week 1 packed my trunk and started off also, with iui particulai determination or destination in view, t visited every studio and art gallery 1 came across, however, half in search ol f Miui'lds M Pi'iiilidi nnd linlf tlnetinii’ftiti of ever seeing him again. Jly effort! Were unavailing. I never met Mr Charles Meredith again. At last I Bettlcd myself in a fine old city, offering me many inducements tr remain. Having several influeutin friends in the place, 1 soon found mv self in the midst of i*i! the fashionabli pleasures tlion at their height. Invita lions poured in upon the successor artist, and my time was ftillvoccupied As I entered my studio one aftornooi I found tliere nn invitation to attend in entertainment given by Miss llelei Meredith. “Perhaps this young henuty nix' heiress is some connection of Charles,' 1 thought, and accepted the invitation The lady was unknown to me l»j sight, but by report she was no strati ger. On the specified evening 1 enter cd (be brilliant saloons, accompanied by a friend, who presented me to tin beautiful hostess. I noticed that tin Indy turned hastily at the mention o niy name; and 1 fairly started wit! surprise, for Charles Meredith iiimsel seemed to stand before me ; only Ilia the sad, worn look did not rest upoi | his fare. and, amid her surroundings Miss Meredith seemed peerlessly love ly. She must have noticed my loiifi I glances at her face, for her check wai ' crimson; and merely speaking mj name, she turned away. I was provoked at inysol>• for allow ing a mere resemblance to disturb no | so; and then drawn irresisiablv, i turn led to look at her again, and met hci eyes fixed full upon me. She was i very pale now; and a strange thril ran over me as I once mole wntehei 1 f-lirt eteanira ■•nDniiililiilli'A in I 'line M ditli. : “i’slrnw!” 1 said to myself, “sin i must have a brother by that name I That wthc reason of it. I shall cer tainly ask her if surli is the case.” During tiie evening 1 found ai loppotunity of doing so; and I wit ■assured that she had no brother. “That is my sister at the piano, Mr IJrooklield,” she suid.ii 1 felt rather foolish, and. to ruliov 1 myself, I told the story of my dee] interest for Charles Meredith. Sir listened politely to the end; and then after a few comments, she requcstei | me to return to tiie room which w had left. I glanced at the l>urniii| cheeks and bright eye, and then did a she requested, I went home that night strange! happy with Miss Meredith’s permis sion to rail again still ringing in m; ears. 1 did visit her again, ami man; times. At first because she remindci me so much of the lost Charles Merc dilh; and finally, because my hear was in her possession. A year flew by; and then 1 askei Helen Mereldith to lie my wife. Sh sat very quiet while I was speaking; I could not help noticing bow tight ho hands were clasped together and hov grnspiugiy came her breath. Finally she looked full in my eyes and said: "Before I answer you Mr j Brookfield, I shall tell von somethin] that may, perhaps, greatly change you mind.” Here she slopped suddenly, and will a great effort she continued: “In small country town, four years ago, ' gentleman died leaving two daughter j to the care of an uncle who had on son. This uncle miserly as he was, al lowed his nieces, and, indent, his owi son, only the barest necessities of lift The younger of the sisters was an in valid, and needed more than these. This the other soon discovered as sh saw her sister, day by day, approach i ing the grave. One day she applied t her uncle for assistance, hut was rough lv told that if she would consent l marry his son more would be done fo ^ mii-iii umn n.m uuuii iiiiucriTi. in* .proposition was, of course, tirmlv and instantly refused. But seeing tlmt the persecutions of bothfattier and son won j one day left their uncle’s roof, and bn* I took themselves to a place where they were utterly unknown. For a long tinio the elder sister sought in vain for employment; and, at last, to avoid further privations and perseeutions of fered a helpless woman, the high spir ited girl was driven to a novel expedi ent-—'that of donning male apparel.” Here the thrilling voice again waver ed. and a light was gradually breaking over my mind. But I kept my eyes resolutely upon the floor until s' e gain* ed courage and proceeded : “The younggirl now engaged s room for an artist's studio, and. to her Joy, found that her talents and productions were appreciated. After a short time she was enabled to place her sister at a good school, where her health would ! he sure to receive proper attention.— i For a time the young artist labored iu j eessantly, scarcely leaving her canvass, and giving herself but few hours for recreation. Bart of the summer was spent at a pleasant summer plane, from which she was recalled by the danger ous illness of her sister. When reliev ed from anxiety on her account, she returned again to her summer resort, lint only to sutlbr many days of illness caused by over-exertion. During Ibis illness the lady of the house proved herself to he a true Christian and a no ble, disinterested woman. Day by day she Wateiiod by the sick-bed ; and to her. ami a warm hearted irirl in tin. j same house, was confided the story of I a young, struggling artist. After her i recovery tlie young girl learned that a large fortune had been left her by a , distant relative. Once more the coun try place was left behind, and with thankful hearts the two sisters took possession of their ample inheritance. And now, though Helen Meredith earnestly desires Mr. Brookfield's good , opinion, and knows lie does not appre ciate a woman who has ‘once left her proper sphere,’ vet she has told him her story, and is ready to hear him . speak for himself." “And I, Helen, having heard your story, and understanding it, wait pa : tientlv to hear your answer to my question," 1 answered, quietly holding out my hand. I “Then yoq are satisfied with me?' she asked tremblingly. “IVrfectly,” 1 answered, and her hand was lightly laid in mine. J had i my answer. A Telling t igiiiiiont. A man oil trial for murder was successfully defended by his counsel in the following argument: “Thou slialt not kill." Now. if you hang my client you transgress the command as slick 11s grease and plump as a goose's egg in a loafer's face. , Gentlemen, murder is murder, whether committed by twelve jurymen or an humble individual like iny client. Gentlemen, 1 do not deny the fact ol iny client having killed a man. No such tiling, gentlemen. You may bring the prisoner in guilty, the hang man may do his work, but will that exonerate you? No such tiling. In tlint ease you will he murderers. Who among you is prepared for the brand 1 of Cain to be stamped upon bis brow to-day? Who freemen ? Who, in this land cif liberty and light? Gentlemen, 1 will pledge my word not one of you lias a bowie-knife. No, gentlemen your pockets are odlforous xvith tlx fumes of cigar cases and tobacco. Yoi i can smoke the tobacco of rectitude ir 1 Imng my poor client and the scaly alli . gators of remorse will gallop througl | the infernal principles of your anitiia i viscera, until the spinal vertebrae o i your anatomical construction is Inrnci ' into a railroad for the grim and gori , goblins of despair. Gentlemen, be I ware of committing murder. Beware ■ I say, of meddling with tlie ctcrna r prerogative. Gentlemen, I adjure you bv the manumitted ghost of tempora 1 sanctity, to do no murder. 1 adjun r you by the name of woman, the main - spring of the ticking timepiece o Time’s theoretical transmigrations, t» do no murder. I adjure you by tin I American eagle, that whipped the uni • versa! game cock of creation, and i t now roosting on the magnetic tele graph of Time’s illustrious trnnsmigra 1 tion, to ilo no murder. And lastly, i J you ever expert free dogs not to bari i at yon, if you over expect to wear boot: r made of the free hide of the Hock; Mountain buffalo—and, to sum up all if you ever expect to be anybody bn . sneaking, low-Hung, rascally-brainci small ends of humanity, whittled dowi ; into indistinctibilitv, acquit my clien r and save your country. The prisone was acquitted, of course. , -Gen. Butler says lie has tlie proo , of the figures, showing that Gen. Gran , sacrificed the lives of 300,(XtO uniot . soldiers after lie crossed the Bapidan . in order to conquer Lee with liis St*. I 000 rebels, am! that, after all, be fallei to do it. -! —The Ohio Senate on Wodnesdaj - passed a resolution ejecting Thomas <' • Jones, Senator from the Eighth dis - trift, on the ground that lie was electin i by negro votes. The seat was award - ed to llcnry M. Ondcrdonk, ids Dein > ocratic competitor, who was limncdi r atcly sworn in. i viii ■ ii ni .iim < mi kiii nr MART KVLF. DALLAS. You never ran forget hor. She was . so very young and innocent and pret ty. She had such a Way looking at .you over her hymn-book in church. She alone, of all the world, did not think you a hoy of eighteen, but wondered at your size, and your learning, and VoUr faint foreshadowing of a sandy mustache, and believed you every inch a man. When at those stupid evening parties, where boys who should have 1 been in the nursery, and girls who ! should have eaten suppers of bread and milk, and gone to bed hours before, waltzed ami flirted, and made them I selves ill over oysters and champagne.1 you were favored by a glance lVom Inn rye or a whisper from her lip. you as-: cended to the seventh heaven imme diately. When mice on a certain mem- j 1 orahle eve she polkaod With the drug : gist's clerk, and never looked at you, how miserable you were. Jt is funny I to think of now, but it Was not funny I lien, for you were awfully in earnest. Once, at a picnic, she wore a white I dress, and had roses twined in her black hair, and she looked so like ft bride 1 that yon fairly trembled; sometimes you thought in just such snowy cos tume, with just such blossoms in her hair, she might stand by the alter, and you, most blessed of nil mortals, might : place a golden ring upon her linger; and when you were alone with her for i a moment, some of your thoughts would form themselves into words, j and though she blushed and ran away, 1 I and would not let you kiss her, she did imt. «i>i'tii mum'. Ami f 11<>«i von wni'c somehow parted for a little while, and when you met again she was walking with a gentleman, a large, well whis kered man, of twenty-eight or thirty, and had neither word or smile for you. 1 And some well meaning gossip inform ed you shortly after that she was “on ! gaged" to the tall gentleman with black whiskers, and that ‘‘it was a splendid , match.” It was terrible news to you then, and sent you offto the great city, j •hr from your native place, Where, af j ter a good deal of youthful grief, and ' ! many resolutions to die and haunt her. you recovered your equanimity, and began to make money and to call love stuff and nonsense. You have a rieli wife of yotir own, I 1 now, and grown-up children—aye, I even two or three grandchildren tod-, diing about your hearth ; your hair is j gray, and you lock your heart up in tiie tire-proof safe of your conhtlng-housoj when you go home at night. And you | thought that you had forgotten that little episode of your nineteenth year, wlion yon read of her death in the pa-, ' pers. You know she was a stout lady, j i who wore glasses, and had daughters • older than she was in that olden time; j but your heart went back and you saw her smiling and blushing, with tier1 golden hair about her face and yourself! a boy again, dreaming of wedding robes and rings, and you laid your gray old head upon your office desk and wept i for the memory of your first sweet- j heart. --— SHF* The people of Princeton, Indi ana, were regularly sold the other day., j A traveling dentist went around and proposed to insert fine sets of false I teeth at a very low price and wait six months for his pay. Ho only demand ed that the parties should pay him down for pulling the old stumps. All 1 the old women witli poor teeth, and all the young ones with yellow ones,' came to the doctor, had the unsightly grinders,.etc., removed, and paid for the job. The next day, the doctor was i missing, and has not been heard from since. There is weeping and wailing iii Princeton, but, owing to the pecu liar circumstances of the case, the gnashing of teeth is unavoidably post poned. -It is reported in London that the Alabama claims are to he submit ted to the arbitration of Prussia. -One hundred of the Canadian Zouaves for the l’ope have arrived in Home. -Instead of “let us smile,” they Bay in Washington “let us impeach.” , -New York is receiving tomatoes . from Bermuda, which are selling at i four dollars per peck. -Attorney General Stan berry lias • tendered his resignation in order that r lie may lie untrammelled by official duties in his defence of the president before the senate. | -The Democrats in the Ohio State ' Senate have planted themselves square against the eight hour system. -Either the high price of liquor or its inferior quality lias decreased the number of eases of delirium tre mens since the war. -The Grand Jury at Baltimore • have presented the following papers as obscene and unfit for circulation : S*et son's Dime Illustrated, Last Sensation. Illustrated Police New's, and National . i Police gazette. -There are one hundred and eigh : ty theatres, opera houses, concert halls, 1 etc., which paid tax in the United States last year. -Chief Justice Chase entertains no intentiou of protracting the im peachment trial. The lricnds of the president argue that the trial will not he finished during the next four or five mouths. m mm ^- ■ • ■ ■ ■ mm m -mm mmm m w jf ^ Henry fcmilli, tire Razor Strop mAh. ! s ill ho remembered by many of our | ■itizens, AB A loquacious and amusing drect vender of razor stops; and any liiug relative to liim now will doubt ess interest them. It appears that after amassing a moderate fortune, he went into various ipeeiilntions, which, detracted from j rather than augmented his aceumula-1 lions, and the reshit Was that he soon found himself reduced to the necessity j of returning to Ida “first love,” strop” business. He is already on the tramp, uid having turned up in New York ■ity, is thus welcomed hy the incon siderate “trifle-gatherer” of the Even ing Mail: Yesterday passing through Nassau street in the vicinity of "Wall, we ob served a crowd of open mouths and smiling faces surrounding a tall, time worn, but gentlemanly-looking man, who was, with prose and verse, With a superlative use of the English lan guage, demonstrating that what he was offering for sale was the best, cheapest, and most endurable article ever offered to ah intelligent and dis criminating people in any age, clime or community, and with forcible and amusing eloquence supplementing the above with the tact that not withstand* ing he had Supplied the whole conti nent and a part of Europe for a quar ter of a ccntiirvi he had still “a few j more left of the same sort, for only a j quarter.” We joined with (lie crowd, and were impelled to relieve the salesman of a really excellent razor-strop at go cheap a price, fbr We recognized in his an cient and venerable nhvsisrnomv one of New York’s old and esteemed repre- | 8ontativc originals—Henry Smith, the i eecentrie and well known “Razor j Strep Mail.'* He glories in the name of j Smith, ns we see by our verbatim note of a part of Ids address; “Gentlemen my name is Smith, and I am proud to say I am not ashamed of it. It may be that no person in this crowd owns that very uncommon name. If, however, there he one stirli, let him hold tip his head, pull his dicky, thru out his toes, take courage, nhn thank his stars that there arc a few more left of the same < sort, Smith, gcnllemen, :s an illustrious name. And stands very high in the antial? of Tame; Lei White, ltrown. or Jones, increase as they will, believe me that Smith will out nurabor them still. Gentlemen, lam proud of being an! original Smith—not a Smithe nor a Srnythe, hut a regular, natural, origi nal S-m-i-t-h, Smith. Putting a y into the middle or an e at the end, won't do, gentlemen. Who ever heard of a great man hy the name of S-m-y-t-h or j S-m-i-t-h-e. Echo answers who, and everybody answers nobody. Rut as for Smith—plain S-m-i-t-li, Siy^IJi— why the pillars of fame are covered witli that honored and revered name. Who are the most racy, witty, and popular authors of tills century ? Albert and John Smith. Who the most original, pithy, and humorous preacher? Rev. Sidney Smith. Togo further back, who was the boldest and bravest soldier in Sumpter's army in the Revolution ? Smith. Who palaver ed with Powhattan, gallanted with Pocahontas, and became the ancestor of the first families of Virginia'? Smith again. And who, I ask, and I ask the ques tion seriously and soberly—who, 1 say, is that mau and what is his name, who has fought the most battles, made tbe most speeches, preached the most ser mons. held the most offices. sumr the most songs, written the most poems, courted the most women, kissed the most girls, run away with the most wives, and married the most widows? History says, you sav, I say, and every body says, John Smith. [Laughter and applause.] To go back still fur ther, tlie scripture speaks of one Alex ander, the Copper Smith. Further back still, we read of Tubal Cain, who was an artificer in brass and iron. He must undoubtedly have been a Black Smith. And 1 have no doubt, gentle men. that the great progenitor of our race would have been called Smith, if his name hadn't been Adam. [Laugh ter.] And now, gentlemen, lot me ask wlio is that benevolent and self-sacrific ing individual who, regardful of the wants of humanity, strives to cheer the hearts of men, to dry up the tears of women, and hush the cries of children, by declaring eternal and exterminating war against all, each, and every dull razor, knife, shears, and scissors, in ibis great and glorious country ? Modesty, respected fellow citizens, that natural and retiring modesty which is so peculiar to that honored family of which 1 have spoken, forbids ine to mention his name. Let it suffice to say that if any gentleman in this most respectable) and intelligent crowd desires to procure an article that is warranted to sharpen Ids wife's scis sors, his hoy's knife, his own razor, ids wits, or his appetite, I stand ready as the solo representative of all the Smiths' whether blacksmiths, white smiths, goldsmiths, silversmiths, cop persmiths, or John Smiths, to sell him a keen, close, cute, cunning, capable, curious, and capital razor strop, of which, 1 am proud to sav, "1 have still a few' more left of the same sort, and the price is twenty-five cents.” -♦ -—. -The blue grass is already spring ing up in Southwestern Missouri, Cay These are loving limes, Whcfi everything is as dear as it van he. Bigy A clergyman said lie addressed Ids congregation of ladies nnd gentle men ns brethren.because the brethren embraced the ladies. jfcg- “Xone lint the brave deserve the fair,’' and none but the brave rail live with some of them, ThteVe is a yonng lady in Brook lyn so refined in her language that she never uses the word“btnckgilnrd," but substitutes “African sentinel.” ttejy- Kissing a factory girl may lie called a “mill privilege.” particularly if there be a high waterfall on the premises. Say* A prominent journalist in New York who is perfectly bald, has offer ed a reward of one thousand dollars for a tale that will make his hair stand on end. 825“ “A man who’ll maliciously sol fire to n barn,’’ snid Mr. Slt)W, “and burn lip twenty cows, ought, t'O be kicked to deatli by a jackass, and I’d like to do it.’’ 825“ “Boy,” said an Ill-tempered old fellow to a Uoisy lad, “what are vOtl hollerin’ for when I am going by?”— “Humph!’’ returned the hoy, “what are you going by for when I am holler in'?” A down east editor has got such a cold in liis bond, that the water freez es oh his face when lie undertakes tit wash it. 825“ A despondent editor remarks that if the country grows much worse, lie shall publish the notices of births under the head of disasters. BQT “I am astonished, my dear voting lady, at yohr sentiments; you make me start,” “Well, sir, I’ve been wanting ybit to stal't fbr the last hour,” 86?“ Do hot be troubled because you have no great virtues. God made a million spears of grass where he made one tree. 86?“ A flying machine lias been in vented by ah English lawyer. It would sound more professional to drop the f. 8®“ A Yankee made a bet With a Dutchman that he could sVvallotv hint. The Dutchman lay do\vh Upbtl tbc ta ble, ntid tho Yankee, taking bis big toe in bis mouth, nipped it severely. “Ob' you are biting me,'' roarer, tlie Dutchman. “Wliy, you idiot," said the Yankee, “did yon think I was going to swallow von whole?” 86?* A Western paper contains the following apology: “The editor is ab sent, the foreman has Die toothache, the ‘devil’ is drunk and trying to drink lager beer out of a boot-jack, the press is out of order and we ain’t well our selves; so please excuse a poor paper this week,” 86T' A Western editor lias placed over bis marriages a cut representing a large trap, sprung, with this motto : “The trap down—another ninny ha tu rner caught.” 86?“ “Roys, what is your father go ing to do ?” “Well, I guess he's going to turn bankrupt. I beam him tell mother yesterday to go round to the shops and get trusted all she could, and do it straight off, for he'd got all ready ter bust lip and go into the bankruptcy business.” B6?“ “Here, you young rascal, walk up here and give an account of your self. Where have you been ?” “After the girls, father.” “Did you ever know nic to do sc* when I was a hoy ?’’ “No. sir—hnt mother did.” 86?“ “My dear,” sai^j an affectionate wife, “what shall We have fbr dinner to-day?” “One of your smiles,” re plied the liushaiiri; "l rail nine on mai every day.’’ “But I can't,” replied the wife. “Then take this;'’ and he gave her a kiss and went to Ins business.— lie returned to his dinner. “This is an excellent steak,” said he; “what did you pay for it?” “Why, wlmtyftu gave me this morning, to be sure," replied his wife. “The deuce you did," ex claimed he, “then you shall have mon ey next time you go to market. ’ The Brandon Republican “gctR after” the Jackson, Miss., State Jour nal as follows; The editor of the Jackson Tfigger Organ says the peoplp of the South “still hope that slavery may he again restored in all its pristine vigor and glory,” You know you lie, Wuggan Y'ou know there is not a man in the State that would have his slaves bark if the whole nation would agree to re store them. We expect to litre Yank ees to black our boots aud drive our carriages hereafter. gfcjf Somebody shot the dog belong ing to the editor of the Princeton (Kv.) Progress. The editor returns his thanks as follows: “If the two-legged, bob-tailed dog that shot our four-leg ged, long-tailed dog on Tuesday night last, will call at our office, he can get his hide—tanned—muchly. Any one who will wait until a dark night to shoot a pup that he knows wouldn't bite any meat it thlnksis alive, wouldu’t hesitate to steal blind George’s last tivc reater, and kick the old darkey because Congress couldn’t bv special enactment make the aforesaid individual blind George-^ equal—nor wouldu’t dare lace a white eat in a dark alley witli a brace of ton-iuch navy sixes aud a slung shot,”