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W. 11. RHEA, EDITOR. The Constitution, theUnion, and the Enforcement ofthe Laws. _$2 PER ANNUM, IN ADVANCE. VOL 1- I)ES ARC, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23, I860. NUMBER 3. § JTItc Constitutional lUnion, PUBLISHED EVERY WEEK, AT pes -V r o , Arkansas, AND EDITED BY WESTON II. RHEA. -:o: OlDrc on corner of Riiciih Visit anti Lyon Streets, over Joiin Jackson A io. •Subscription price. Two Dollars per annum, invariably in advance. RATES OF ADVERTISING. One square, (eight lines of this size type.) for one insertion, $1; each additional insertion, 50 cents. 1 mo. j 2 mo. 8 mo. 0 mo. : 1 year r^qiiare. $ 25*t $ 5<*0 $ 8 00 $iooy $150t) 2 Htjuarea, 500 8 0o, looo T2<»0 ITOii Squares, 8 00 10 00 12 00 15 00 25 00 l Column, 10001 1200 1500 17(H)! 80 00 j Column, 12 00 15 00 17 O0 io 00 40 00 j Column, 1500 1700 20 00! -,‘5 00 50 00 1 Column. 18 (Mr 20 00, 25 00 SO00; 60Oo Advertisers by tiie year will be restricted to their legitimate business. 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Also, the largest stock of BOOTS AND SHOES! la the market. We kindly solicit all who wish to purchase to give us a call, and examine our goods and prices. TAYLOR & CO., nov.l-tf. Des Arc. Arkansas. W. 3. CROCKER £ C0.f WHOLESALE AND BET AIL •, Or z* o> o o :r S3 5 Fir.-t door West of J. II. Quisenberry’s Store. it j:s ui^, ir. si \ \ s 4 s. _ rp.\KE PLEASURE IN ANNOUNCING TO I the citizens of Prairie and adjacent counties, that they are now in receipt of a large and well selected stock of • c.nocer, res and iiaiti)ware. Consisting in part of Sugars. Molasses, Coffee. • ''tidies. Cheese, Vinegar, Salt. Whisky. Rice. Pickles. Sardines, Flour. Fish. Raisins. Figs. Cit V''iis. Minonds. Candy. Soap. Starch, Soda. Crack ers, Tobaceo, Cigars, Nails. Castings, Iron. Steel. Log Chains, Ox Chains, Pole Axes. Spades. Shov el-. etc., etc., with all other articles usually to he found in a similar establishment. All of which they are now selling low for cash. hov 3-tf STOVE AND TIN SHOP! TV. II. 15 n v It H as removed iiis tin shop to the . house recently occupied by J. "• Wallace, j on Buena Vista street, opposite the Nucleus i House, where lie is prepared to accommodate the public with the best articles of COOKING' STOVES. TIN-WARE, ► and all other merchandise in his line, ever fortnight to this market. My cooking stoves are immediately from a large .St. Louis establishment, and I feel confident that 'those who want these convenient articles can suit .themselves from my large assortment. Give me | a call, and examine before purchasing else- | ■where. nov3 TO BE CLOSED OIT. .) IAA LBS. ASSORTED CASTINGS, SUPE 4.4UU rior quality, ilt 42c per lb: 30 kegs best assorted sixes Nails, at $3 75 to $4 50 per keg; 100 Coats, at $4 to $15; two Side and four Hen’s Saddles; 100 Hoop Skirts; $500 worth of Queens ware; 100 pieces Prints, at 71 to 11 cts. per yd. Terms, cash or credit until 1st January. J. H. QULSENBEItllY, Auction, Commission Merchant, ,nov3-3t. and Real Estate Agent. DID YOiTsay’RAILS OR CASTINGS ? I HAVE TWENTY-FIVE KEGS BEST NAILS, ! I and good assortment Castings of first quality ■to sell cheap, cheap, cheap. Come and see. aov 3. J. H. QCISENBKRRY. K X C E L L £ N T J’ L O W S . \VTE HAVE JUST RECEIVED A LARGE 'V quantity of the best Cast Plows, which wr t'fb'r cheap. nov k. J. .! ICKS^tN A; CO. _ tsukim:ss r.Ait i»s. F. Jt. ItOBINSON,. G. J. BRANCH. ROBINSON Sc BRANCH, (Successors to G. AV. laden,) WHOLESALE AND BKTAIL DEALERS IN C* roceries and pi’oduce, re<eiyi\g, fokavarmng a commi-mon merchants, nov 3. DES ARC ARKANSAS. DES ARC HOTEL, BY J. C, TARKIMtN, DES ARC, ARKANSAS. H aying leased this well-arranged - Hotel, the proprietor respectfully informs travelers and t be public generally, t bat he has com pletely renovated the premises and is prepared to accommodate all who may ta or him with their patronage. If unremitted eareaiul attention will secure the favor of all. heisdetfrmiued to please. CHARGES REASONABLE. The Ear attachedto thisllouse is supplied with tlie best of Liquors and Cigars. nov 3. G. m'laKRX. ------- 8. X. JACKSON. ML AREN Sc JACKSON, Successors to G. J. Melaren Co., DES ARC, ARKANSAS. Dealers in staple ash fancy dry Goods, Ready-Made Clothing, Hats and 1 aps, Bonnets, Boots and Sines, Hardware and < uttlery. Books, Stationery, e'C. Also, Receiving, Forwarding and Commission Merchants, nov 3. GARVIN, BELL! Sc Co7y IMPORTERS A WHOLESALE DEALERS IN FOREIGN A: DOMESTIC DRY-GOODS. AND Afitnu fact urers of Clothing, Nos. 412 and 414 Main Street north side, nov 16-tim. LOUISVILLE, KY. A. STEWART. WM. STEWART, It. STEWART. STEWART Sc BROS., IJ eceiv ing, FopayoiNlinjj lOMLYiESMOX AIEEU il 4XTS, nov 3. DES ARC, ARKANSAS. It C MCCARLEY & CO DES ARC, ARKANSAS. Dealers in staple and fancy dry Goods. Ready-Made Clothing, Hats, Caps, Boots. Shoes, Hardware. Qiieensware, Etc., Lie.. Forwarding and Commission Merchants, nov 3. F LEPTIEN, Clock and Watch-Maker, a.n i > .i i: \v i: i.i. i: 11, BUENA VISTA STREET. l»i.S ARC. Three doors east of G. A, •). M'Laren & Co.’s | > HSPHCTFULLY INMS TilK CITIZENS I h Dos Are and (lie a.ijarent country. that he lias a new and select stock of (‘lories and Jewelry. He is, :s< i>tml, jn*«*j a red to execute all kinds of Clock and Wau-ii Work, in a workmanlike man ner. and to Repair and Clean Jewelry, etc-, nov 3 I'ltoi ’ iio \ a i . < v IS l»~>. T. J. JOBS, A t torn <* v at I ^ a w , DES ARC, ARKANSAS, IV’HLL PR ACTICE IN I’ll AIllIE ANI) THE V T adjoin,ng counties, Particiuar attention gi> en to Collect ions. l.i.ftm.M i:>.—J . J. ,v C. Powell, Knoxville, Ten it.: Tims. ll. Cal,away. President of Ocoee Lank. Cleveland,-Tom: Moure & Marsh. Chatta nooga. Torn.: lion. Join II. Lumpkin, Rome, ha.; Hull. William Dutighe.ty. Columbus, tin.: lion. Joseph T. McConnell. Ringgold, (in.: William 11. Inman. President Northwestern Lank, Ringgold, Georgia. nov 3. T. SAN 1>KRS, ------ .1. I.. NEEL. DUS. SAHDERS & HEEL, 1 i <-s. i (l e ii t I'll > sit-in ns, DES ARC. ARKANSAS. Having formed a partnership in the practice of (heir profession, tender a continual ion of tii--ir services to the citizens of Dos Arc and adjacent country. Office, up stairs, conic: Lin na \ .-la and W'o idrutf siieets. nov 3 " T. J. WOODSOH, Alto Plipy II t 1 lUAV, DUS Ai!C, ARKANSAS, A T TILL PRACTICE IN TIi?I FIFTH JUDICIAL \V ('ircuit, andthe counties of White, Jack sou and Monroe. All business intrusted to his care will be promptly attended to. nov 3. J. T. PASHAM, -V sviti I isiitl IJuiltler, DES ARC, ARKANSAS. QOLICITS CONTRACTS FOR 111 ILDINGS OF | ; every style, lie is also prepared to furnish Designs. Estimates and Drawings of all the mod ern orders of architecture: build, superintend and furnish working plans for build,ng at mode rate prices. Orders left at the *• Citizen Office,” will receive prompt attention. nov 3-y C. A. JUDSON, C ’ai'ix'ntci* :uul .Joinpr, DES ARC. ARKANSAS, n HALER IN SASII. DOORS. MANTLES. Window and Door Frames, eie. Shop corner Erwin and Park -Streets. N. L.—Coffins made to order, on short notice. iiov3-y J. J. LANK, - - - - - - W. II. CHAMBERS. DRS. LANE & CHAMBERS, H vying formed a partnership in the practice of their profession, tender than- services to the citizens ot Dcs Arc and adia cent country. From their experience, they hope to share at least a portion of the patronage of the public. Office on iiucua \ ;sta street, at llnlsh s Drug Store. ||IIV ** E. T. SWEYEE, l >ent isst, DES AUC, ARKANSAS. TILL CONTINUE THE BUSINESS IN ALL its branches, including continuous (iiim Work. Office on Buena Vista street, up stairs, Jackson's new buil ling. nov 1W. A. W. MCNEILL, A. 11 o i* 11 e y s* t I * a w , DES ARC, ARKANSAS, Practices IN THE COURTS OF PRAIRIE I and adjacent counties. Office, corner Erwin and Lyou streets. nwv _ RUSS EVANS, REAL ESTATE & GENERAL LAND AGENT DES ARC, ARKANSAS. 1)ROMPT ATTENTION WILL BE GIVEN TO all business entrusted to him in his line. _no'' ,J’;_ J. H. QUISENBERRY, AUCTION, COMMISSION MERCHANT, A >• D XJeal Estate TVgrent, nov DES ARC, ARKANSAS. DR. H. ARMISTEAD, Having permanently located at DES ARC. offers his professional services to the citizens of the town and adjacent country. Office on Lyon street. _n<n ' • MI1KGLES! SIUXGLES!! 10,000 *?$■;? rov«-ssr I>!:S ARC CITY DRUG STORE. — To I’hj sickms. Druggists, Merchants, P I- -V A rr E R s, AND THE PUBLIC GENERALLY. Your attention is respectfully invited to one of tlie best selected stocks of fresh DRUGS, MEDICINES, FRENCH, GERMAN & AMERICAN CHEMICALS, rVTENT MEDICINES, TOILET ARTICLES, PER FUM ER Y, BRUSH ES, DENTAL & SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS, GLASS, GLASSWARE, FAINTS, OILS, DYE STUFFS, Ete., Etc. and till other articles pertaining to the Drug busi ness, lately received, and now offered at the I>ES ARC CITY DRUG STORE, At WHOLESALE Oil RETAIL! ON ACCOMODATING TERMS. _ A CHOICE LOT OK Segars, Chewing & Smoking Tobacco. ALSO, ALL KINDS OK SlKEIilOll i.Kjrons r«2i nia>E( ii. i sms, KEFT CONSTANTLY ON HAND. Orders from a Distance Mill Receive From pi Utcntlon ! AND THE 1.00113 EOUWAUDED WITllOCT DELAY. PHYSICIANS PRESCRIPTIONS Compounded of the purest and lie-a materials, w itli ficeuracy and despatch. jit !E5 Eloui's of Uie Paj os- Ii;;!P ! | noTd-ly. JOHN I*KIS K INS. I AUCTION, COMMISSION jBLoetX ISES'Sst.st'&o AND G E X E 11 A L A G E X C Y, Dc* ire, Arkansas. E AM prepared tc receive ;.li kinds of Mcrchan 1 ti.se, Groceries, Produce, etc., etc., For Sale on Commission, KltSur at Auction or Prhate Sale,or KsrSange for Lands. $ 1 will enter, huy and sell Lands as an Agent. Parties dcs.riiig lo sell improved or wild Lands, as well as those desiriug to purchase, might do well to apply to me. An experience «>t more than tilteen years in Arkansas Land Agency business, furnishes to me all tlie information necessary to properly transact all land business promptly. Jifci'Kni:.\TKs.— Robert son .V Hudson: Lmerson, Rrewstcr .x t'o.; Ryrant. Hind .x. Rliss, New Vork; Garvin. Pell .X t'o.; Chamberlain .X Tapp: Can non .X AicCampbcll, l.onisvillj, Ly.; liabcock .X Kernochaii: 1,. it oily .x t'o: Payan ,x t'ahart, N. ().; Col. Ruhcrtsou Topp, Col. .). II. McMahon, Gen. 1!. V. Richardson, and old citizens of Mem phis,Teitn. llurr .X t’o., Ratesville, Ark.: Pool, Pulliam lX Co., Jaeksonport, Ark.; Julmsou iX Peav, Napoleon, Ark. uov3. J. II. QU1SKNIJERRV. WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY, *t!a a ml Mil, 1 11!j and ID! It, 2IsI and 22d, 2SI Ii a n d 2!) I Ii >TOVE3IUER, 1800. i _ ON THE ABOVE days, and every wed _ nesdav thereafter, and at such other times as circumstances may requre, 1 will sell at Auc tion, in Res Arc, Arkansas, an assortment of Dry Goods, Ready-Made Clothing, Boots. Shoes, Mats. Bonnets. Hardware, Saddlery, China, Queens and Glassware. Books. Stationery, Castings, Nails, Window Glass. Plantation and Carpenter’s Tools, etc., etc. Will sell at private sale at greatly reduced prices for cash, or on the usual credit. J. II. QUISESHERRY, Auction, Commission Merchant, nov 3. and Real Estate Agent. GOOD STORE HOUSE FOR SALE! I' -lOR SALE, A STORE HOUSE, TWENTY-TWO . by ninety feet, two stories high, well finish ed, and warehouse in the rear, in the heart of the business part of town. Terms, a little money down, and time on the balance. J. H. QUISENBERRY, Auction, Commission Merchant, nov 3. and Real Estate Agent. AT COST AVI) CARRIAGE. 1AM OFFERING MY ENTIRE STOCK OF Dry Goods at Cost and ten per cent. Every body is invited to call and see for themselves. My goods are inferior to none in this market, and my object in selling off at cost and carriage is to euable me to replenish with a stock which will be i bought exclusively with cash. ] nov3-if. LEVIN HARRISON. _POETICAL.__ LIU 11 T. The following exquisite poem by William Fitt Pa.mmer, was some years ago, pronounced by one of the most eminent European critics, to be the finest production of the same length, in our lan guage : From the quickened womb of the primal gloom The sun, rolled black and bare, Till 1 wove him a vest for his Etliiop breast Of the threads of my golden hair; And when the broad tent of the firmament Arose on its airy spars, I pencilled the hue of its matchless blue, And spangled it round with stars. I painted the flowers of the Eden bowers, And their leaves of living green, And mine were the dyes in the sinless eyes Of Eden’s virgin queen; And when the fiends art on the trustful heart Had fastened its mortal spell. In the silvery sphere of the first born tear To the trembling earth l fell. When the waves that burst o’er a world accursed. Their work of wrath had sped, » And the Ark's lone few, tried and true, Came forth among the dead; With the wondrous gleams of my bridal beams, 1 bade their terrors cease, As 1 wrote on the roll of tlie Storm’s dark scroll, God's covenant of peace. Like a pall at rest on a senseless breast, Night's funeral shadow slept — Where shepherd swains on the Dethlehem plains. Their lonely vigils kept. \\ hen 1 flashed on their sight the heralds bright. Of Heaven’s redeeming plan, As they chanted the morn of a Saviour born— Joy, joy to the outcast man. Equal favor I “how to the lofty and low, On the just and un just 1 descend; E’en the blind, whose vain spheres roll in dark ness and tears, Feel my smile, the blest smile of a friend. Nay, the tl«w<,r of the waste, by my love is em braced, .\ — the rose in (lie garden of kings; At the chrysalis bier of the worm 1 appear, And lo! the gay butterfly's wings. The desolate morn, like a mourner forlorn, Conceals all the pride of her charms, Till 1 hi 1 the bright hours chase the night from her flowers, And lead the young day to her arms ; And when the gay rover seeks Eve lor his lover, And sinks to her balmy repose, 1 wrap the soft rest by the zephyr-fanned west, In curtains of amber and rose. From my sentinel sleep, by the night brooded deep, 1 gaze with unslumbering eye. When the cynosure star ol the mariner Is blotted from out the sky: And eiudcd bv me tliro’c.di the merciless sen. Though sped 1 >y ilie hurricane's wings, Ills ronipa--It dark, lone, weltering bark To the haven home safely livings. I waken the flowers in their dew-spangled bowers, The birds in their chambers of green, And mountain mi l plain glow wiih beauty again, As they bask in their niatinal sheen, tj! if -ueli the glad worth of my presence to earth. Though fitful and fleeting the while. What glories must rest on the home of the blest, Ever bright with the Deity's smile. AN OLD NOTE. I!Y JRNMK MOItntSOX. I was rummaging among the old papers and letters in mv desk the other day. when I Came across an envelope hearing a familiar hand writing, ^tnd opening it, found it to contain the following note : •• I he compliments of Charles Patterson to Mi.-s Jennie Alorrisont roque-ting the pleasure of escorting her to the “ Meeting of the Choir,” this evening. March Pith, Id o'clock. A. M. ’ “ And thorchy hangs a talc,” mused I. Shall 1 tell it to you, dear reader? It \v,is the spring of my last college yettr at M-. where, as tin; catalogue said, •* ladies and gentlemen were admitted on tin coital tooling.” ’1 he college building contained only the rooms necessary' for college purposes —chapel, recitation rooms, library, music* room, lahratorv and society rooms ; and in con sequence, the students, male and female, hoarded with the citizens. Of course, tve were not subject to the restrictions which bind students who board in the “ institute build ings.’ hut did generally as we pleased when we were not in sight of the faculty. So we had access to the society of each other—not so much to be sure, as if we had been at home—hut still enough to enjoy ourselves hugely. '1 he hoys waited on the girls home from prayer-meeting, singing-school, etc., and 'occasionally we had a party, given by some of the girls wiio lived in town, or by some kind friend who took pity on us poor, pale victims ( ?) of the *• midnight oil.” As might be ex pected. most of the girls had their gallants— some of them two or three. 1, being a toler ably good looking girl, and “one of the seniors,” of course had my share. Hut I couldn't manage, hard as 1 tried, to lose my heart. A month before the date of the foregoing note, as I took my accustomed scat in the ( Impel one morning. I noticed a new student in the “junior pew ’—the one immediately behind ours, lie was tall, and rather slou I ' . 1 , _ I I . t 1 uui , unit a iuumi;iiauv/C tin.ui turn, aid glance, of a deep, earnest nature. A heavy mass af dark-brown curls clustered around his noble, white brow ; and when my eye rested on him, he was looking at me with those deep, tender blue eyes of Ins. 1 felt in a moment that he was very different from the wild, mis chief-loving students wo girls loved to tease. But chapel exercises commenced, and. after they were over, the students dispersed to their respective recitation rooms, and 1 did not see him again. In the afternoon, when I returned to my room, i found my room-mate, Kitty Miller, waiting very impatiently for me. 1 was sur prised, for 1 knew she had a recitation after mine, and 1 broke out with : •• Why, you here. Kit 1 What’s the matter?” “ Yes, 1 in here. Don’t it look like me? And for your accommodation, lady mine, here is a note from lion, lie wants an answer right away ; hut i must hurry buck to the botony class, or give an excuse, and that wouldn’t do, you know. So. quick ! 1 forgot to tell you, d.dii t 1 ?” she rattled on, “ lion told me last night, that l’rof. Young’s nephew, Fred Mor row, had arrived, lie was in the chapel this morning; 1 suppose you saw him. Well, lion says hois a splendid singer ; and Profes sor wants you and 1 to go down this evening and sing. 1 suppose that is what the note is about ?” “ Yes,” I answered, “ and as you are in a hurry, 1 will not wait to write an answer. You may tell lion that he may bring him up.” “ Oui, mademoiselle," said Kitty; “and 1 suppose we will have some broken hearts ere long.” “ Bah !” said L “ Run off, pussy, or Bon will never forgive you for depriving him ol the light of your countenance so long.” Bon Morgan and Kitty were engaged, and of course, together nearly all the time. 11c was our base singer; and Kitty and T were considered, respectively, the Lest soprano and alto in the college. Professor Young and his wife were both passionately fond of music; and had suggested to their nephew and Bon, both of whom boarded with them, to bring us over in the evening for a quartette. Bon wrote me, stating that if it pleased me. he would bring Morrow over and introduce him. When Kitty had gone, I sat down to write an essay, which i was expected to read in chapel next morning; but the first thing I knew, my head was resting on my hand, and my thoughts wandering to the handsome stranger of the junior class; and then I wondered if that were Fred Morrow. “ If so, I must look out for my heart,” thought I; “ that's so 1” But that wouldn’t write my essay; sol resolutely banished every thought of blue eyes and brown curls ; and, at last, succeeded in finishing my writing. In the evening, when 1 descended to meet the gentlemen, 1 found Bon in the parlor, with my beau ideal of the morning, whom he intro duced as his friend, Fred .Morrow, saying : “ Be sure and don't i'all in love With each other.” “ Not much danger. Bon,” said I laughing. “ You know L’ve been trying for tne last dozen years, and havn't succeeded yet.” “ A very early beginning, surely. You must have been a baby in long-clothes then, eh ?” “ No, sir,” said I fiercely. “ I was some feet taller than yoq are now.” ( Bon was a little fellow.) “ Bah ! 1 hate little men !” If 1 were Kitty, I'd he ashamed to he seen with you.” “ Good reason why Jack wouldn’t eat his supper !” retorted Bon. “ llumph ! ! said T scornfully, turning away. “ Mr. Morrow. I’m determined to like you just to spite Bon.” •• 1 hank you.” said he, with a quiet smile, “ and f shall endeavor to deserve your lik ing.” “ Don’t let’s go mad, sis,” said Bon. “ YV’here’s Kitty?” “ Don’t know,” said 1 sulkily. “She was up stairs when 1 came down.” Kitty entered at that moment, received an introduction, and we all started. Morrow sang charmingly that night ; and his voice, in conversation, which was remark ably low and musical fur a tenor voice, quite finished the assault which his appearance had begun on the citadel of my heart. Two or three evening' afterward, Bayard Taylor lectured in G-. a neighboring city ; ami non. aim j\iuy. aim morrow, arm i. mmpk a trip in the cars to hear him. After that. Fred—or cousin Fre I, as i called him—be came my almost constant attendant, lie went with me almost everywhere, except to •• choir meeting." which he had not yet been asked to join. < )n Saturday morning a messenger called, leaving a note fromCharles Patterson, request ing my company to the meeting of the choir. 1 answered it immediately, accepting the offer; for Charlie had been otje of my most devoted admirers before 1 became acouainted with Morrow, and had always accompanied me to clmir meetings since. Ju the evening, just about the time I began to expect him. who should impure for me hut Fred. I knew in a moment what became for, for he carried his note-hook under his arm. and 1 was so embarrassed 1 could hardly speak at all. Oh! how 1 wished Charles Pat terson and his note in < i uiueu. or at the bottom of the sea. or some place equally remote from me! What should I do? I racked my brain for some way of sretting out of the difficulty, but could devise none. Presently be said : *• 1 came to tell you that the choir meets at Mr. Malden's this evening.” Yes.” said 1, with a desperate hope that he would take the hint. “ Mr. Patterson sent me word.” Hut he didn’t take it. *■ You great goose !” says some one, (; why didn't v»in tell lnm plainly that you were go ing wttli Patterson.” Ah ! but. my dear sir. or madam, as the ease may be. are you sure you would have done it ; if you had been in my place ? 1 could not tell him then, and waited for a bet ter opportunity; but the longer I waited the more desperate my situation seemed. At last he said, looking at his watch : 4i I guess it's time to start, Jennie, if we are going.” •• Yes,” said I. absently, looking out into the twilight, to see ifClniTie was not coming, thinking, perhaps, that would relieve me, but 1 could not see him, and 1 hurried up stairs, leaving Fred to think I was getting ready. 1 sat down, wondering what I should do. One moment I thought I should send down a note of explanation ; but Kitty was gone, and there was no one to send it by. Then 1 was tempted to put on my hood and shawl, and go with Fred, which L would infinitely have preferred ; but that would never do. for l would lose Charlie's respect, and Fred would certainly hear of it; and then 1 should forfeit his good opinion. Nothing would do but to tell, and the sooner the better. So summoning all my courage, I went down, and calling him into the hall, told that 1 had * ^ . * . I It i i t 1.1 | J I l H I I 1 ovj i I I i 11 J lUIU.'IMI. A liilt. H UilO tumbled, tor 1 could,sec it in his countenance. 1 knew lie thought I should have told him before, but 1 could n<>t ; yet his troubled look frightened me; and 1 begged him not to let this intefere with our friendship. 1 remem ber in my earnestness, l laid my hand on his arm ; and l told him that, it 1 had hut thought of hiscoming, l shouldn't have promised to go with Charlie, lie said it was “ all right,” and bidding me good night, hurried away. I hastened to my room, and, leaving my door ajar, so that l could hear Patterson when he come. 1 sat down in the darkness and took a good cry. I realized, for the first time, that Fred had become essential to my happiness, and 1 feared that now I had driven him away, and he would not return. But hearing Patterson's footsteps on the sidew lk! I bathed my eye' and prepared to go out with him. Before 1 was quite ready I heard him inquire for me and received the answer that 1 had gone out with Mr. Morrow. “ Surely not,” said he. Yes,” was the reply “she went out with him a few minutes ago.” I hurried to the head of the stairs, and called out; “ No, Mrs. Ashton, I am not out Wait a moment, Charlie, and l will be down And1 drawing on my hood l descended In the meanwhile Mrs. Ashton had made many apologies, saying that she really though | 1 had gone. j Arriving at Mr. Malden’s the singers wen I all there, and Bon and Kitty eyed me curi j ously. After a few pieces had been sung, hi came to me with : ‘•What in the name of all that’s reasonabh j is the matter? * Your face is as long us Jack’ i bean pole ! Where's Fred ? Didn’t he cal ; for you ?” • “ Yes,” but I had promised to go witl wsmmmmmmmmmmmmmammm wrrvrr *riaw Patterson; anil 1 told him what had hap pened.” “Ah!” said he, “a very satisfactory ex planation for your long face. You look as though you had lost your best friend.” I felt so miserable, that, before the com pany dispersed, L persuaded Charlie to go home, pleading headache as my reason. Three long, weary days passed, during which I did not see Fred to speak to him. I On the fourth he sent me a note, saying that | he would call in the evening. How my heart bounded with joy! He is not angry, then; we will yet be friends ! Evening came, and with it Fred. What happened l shan’t tell you. Would you, if you were in my place? Suffice it to say, that Fred often tells me he is glad that 1 went with Patterson; “for if you had’nt received that note,” he says, “ and promised to go with him, I should not have seen the look in my Jennie’s eye whiih told me she loved me. GENERAL JACKSON S WIFE—HER LAST 110 URS. The new vo'ume of Mr. Ur.ton's “Life of Andrew Jackson,” has the following account of the death of the General’s wife : “ On Monday evening, the cvenii.L' before the twenty-thir !. her disease a] a decided turn for tie 1 ■ I : then so earnestly entreat. I I • oi arc for the fatigues < f" t » i night of undisturbed I. at last, to go into i down upon a sofa, 'i ! . • the house. Hannah and t • >»: up with their mistres< At k the General bade her goodnight, went into the next room, and t to lying down, lie had been gone but five minutes; Mrs. Jackson was then, for the first time, removed from her bed. that it might be re-arranged for the night. While sitting in a chair, supported in the arms of Hannah, she uttered a long. loud, inarticulate cry, which was immediately followed by a rattling noise I in her throat. Her head fell forward upon Hannah’s shoulder, the never spoke nor breathed again. “There was a wild rush into the room of husband, doctor, relatives, friends and ser vants. The General assisted to lay her upon the bed. ‘ illecd her,’ be cried. Ao blood flowed from her arm. ‘Try the temple, doc tor.' Two drops stained her cap. but no more followed. •• It was long before be would believe her dead. He looked eagerly into her lace, as if wfii! i.vti.iotniir t. . _i rotniMiii.il. 1*1 k Her hands an I feet grew cold. There e mid he nn doubt then, and they prepared a table for laying her out. \\ till a choking voice, the < ieneral -aid : •• -Sprc d four bhmki ts upon it. If she does come to, she will lie so hard upon the ! tabled i ” He sat all niirbt long in tiie room by her side, with his face in his hands, ‘grie\ing.’ ! said Hannah, and occasionally looking into ; the face, and feeling the heart and pulse of | the form so dear to him. Major Lewis, who had been immediately sent for, arrived just before daylight, and found him still there, i uearly speechless, and wholly inconsolable, lie sat in the room nearly all the next day, the picture of despair. It was only with ! great difficulty that lie was persuaded to take ' a little coffee. And this was the way. concluded Hannah, ("that old mistns died; and we always sa} when we lost her. we lo<t a mist us and a : mother t >o, and more a mother than a mistus. : And wo say the same of old master; and ! many's the time we w i.-hed him back again to heln us out of our troubles. ’ ‘•The remains of Mrs. .Jackson still lie in the corner of tbc Hermitage garden, next those of her husband.” —- - Diitiieuia and its Ci re.—This singular ; disease has become so prevalent and has been so generally fatal that any suggestion in re gard to its cure will hardly prove uninterest ! ing. The Cincinnati Dress says : "The diagnostic by which it is known from other complaints of the throat is the : formation of a membrane which increases gradually until the patient is literally stran gled to death. It is sometimes accompanied by ulceration and extreme prostration of the entire system, and at others by neither of these symptoms, yet in either case it is equally fatal. To arrest the formation of this mem brane would therefore seem equivalent to curing the disease, and this in most instances may lie done in the following manner: in the early stages of complaint, which is always accompanied by a soreness and swell ing of the throat, let the patient use a sim ple solution of salt and water as a gargle every fifteen minutes. At the saute time moisten a piece of flannel with a solution of the same kind, made as warm as the patient can bear it, and bind it around the throat, renewing it as often as the gargle is adminis tered, and meanwhile sprinkling line salt be tween the flannel and the neck. I se in wardly some tonic or stimulant, either sepa ruicn, UI , Ii till fJH.JMltll.IUil UUJiiViilj U.'U UUUl together. The treatment, as may be seen, is extremely simple, anil, it used in the early stages ot’ the disease, effects a complete cure. -i -♦ m Sketch of a Child's School.—The children sang songs; they repeated long pass ages of poetry in concert; they went through tire multiplication table to the tune of *• \ an kee Doodle;” they answered with tlie shrill, 1 sing-song voice of parrots all sorts of questions 1 in geography; they recited passages of Scrip ! ture; they gave an account of the creation of | the world and of the American Revolution; they told the story of the birth of Christ, and spelled words of six syllables; they added, they multiplied, they subtracted, they divided, they told what hemisphere, what continent, what country, what State, what county, what town they lived in; they repeated the names of the Presidents of the Cnited States and the Governors of the Commonwealth; the} acted a little drama of Moses in the bullruslies and they did many other things, till, al through the audience, astonishment grew inti delight, and delight grew into rapture. -m m m Prentice of The Louisville Journal, speaks thus to his readers: ‘‘Those who think tha in order to dress well it is necessary to dre>i ■ extravagantly and gaudily, make a great mis . take. Nothing so well becomes true feini nine beauty as simplicity. We have seei : many a remarkably tine person robbed of it ■ fine effect by being over dressed. Nothing i ! more unbecoming than overloaded beauty The simplicity of the classic taste is seen ii i the old statues and pictures, painted by met 3 of every superior genius as artists. In Athens 1 j the ladies were not gaudily but simply array ed, and we doubt whether any ladies exeitei t more admiration.’' CURRENT ITEMS. The Emperor Napoleon’s Identity Questioned—Louis Napoleon is said to be somebody els than himself, by a correspond ent of the Edinburg Chronicle, who claims to have obtained some ii.formation from a woman named 3Icrcier, who knew the genuine Louis during his exile in America. Iler absurd story is to the effect that the real son of Queen Hortense died in Mercier’s house, and that the present Emperor of the French is a man named Rowen. who was a steadfast compan ion of the real Simon pure, and bore a strik ing resemblance to him! The imposture is alleged to have been connected in order to prevent an inquiry into the circums.unces un der which the Prince died. A new island lias been added to the Pacific chart by a late di-covery made by Captain Green, of the Agate, a brig in the employ of the Fhoenix Guano Company. It lies at the north-east end of the Phoenix group, in lat. 2 dog. 11 min. S., and long. 170 deg. 40 min. W. The discoverers fuund a spacious lageon inside, and sumo appearance of the island having been inhabited, although at a remote period. The discovery of a method of manufactur ing paper from the leaves of the tobacco plant is announced. It is to be employed in the making of cigarettes’ and is the result of many years labor and research of a skillful physician, who has diseoverd that one of the most fearful disorders of the respiratory organs is produced by the acrid vapor of the the burnt paper imbibed with the smoke of the cigarette. The women of the town of Canton, Ohio, vexed at the drunkenness which has prevailed there, made a descent last week upon a rum shop and spilled all the liquor upon the ground. They walked across the street and notified the keeper of another groggery that he had ton days wherein to re linquish the busiuess under penalty of simi lar treatment. A Literary Car-Privf.r.—A prize of £20 for the best essay on the effects of .Sun day call driving has been won by John Cock raun. a London cab driver. At the meeting I at which the prize was awarded, Coekraun 11 Id his audience that the essay consisted of 1‘J,OOU words, and was all written in the open air. on the top of his cab. The slave trade appears to he in almost un restrained operation. Recently two vessels have been cantured in tbe waters of the Cari bean sea with twelve hundred wild Africans on board It is a fact worthy of remark that most nearly all the vessels engaged in the trade, belong to the French, Cubans, Span iards and Portugese. Accounts from Venezuela to the 21st ult., state that all the Spanish residents were leav ing the country, in consequence of the inter ruption of the diplomatic relations with Spain and the withdnwal of the Spanish minister. The question ;.i dispute between the two countries has been referred to Madrid. An unfortunate young man in Boston is tied up in two w ills. Ilis lather, under heavy penalties, demands that he shall marry no lady whose feet exceed a prescribed size; and his mother, with equal severity, insists that the lady's hair shall be of a prescribed color. The young man had better stick to celibacy. William Ilowitt. the well-known English ! author, pronounces his belief in and devotion to spiritualism. He has ju>t written a letter in reply to articles in Once a Week and Blackwood on this subject, and the English ; journalists have taken up the discussion ex tensively. The Prussian Gazette says that 400 persons have died in Southern Russia and Kiev from I the puncture of a description of poisonous fly, which made its way from Asia. About sixty or seventy years ago, a great number of j persons died from a similar cause. The Russian government has ordered the Polish clergy not to urge the people to total abstinence, because the revenues from taxes on spirits may be diminished. They are, however, allowed to enlarge in general terms on the blessings of temperance. A child of J. II. Heath, of Washington, District of Columbia, was baptized last week in water which was taken from the river Jor dan. carried to Jerusalem, and consecrated upon the Holy Sepulcher, and then brought j across the Atlantic. Archbishop Bixon has left Ireland for | Rome. The only circumstance that renders this fact worthy of recording is that it was this prelate who said to Louis Napoleon, •Robber, take your hand from the throat of the Vicar of Christ.’' The two Hitching?, arrested in South Caro lina. on suspicion of being abolitionists, have been discharged. That is, they were escorted ' to the North Carolina line, and warned not to show their faces in the former State amt in. Tiie Prince of Wales, before his departure presented a valuable diamond brooch, sur mounted by his crest, to Miss Mattie Taylor, of Newport. Ky.. wlio was one of his dancing partners at the Cincinnati ball. George Tether is held fur bigamy at Hartford, Connecticut- His reply to the charge is that his first, wife “ treated him wrongly,” and the second “ would marry him anyhow.” Among the curiosities discovered by the ccn>us takers is a pretty little girl of fifteen, in the southern part of Munson, New York, who lias a husband one hundred and seven years of age. “I believe the jury has been inoculated with stupidity,” said lawyer. “That may be.” said his opponent, “but the bar are of the opinion that you had it in the natural way.” A young lady, writing enthusiastically, as young ladies generally do. portrays Garibaldi as “a dear old weather-beaten angel.” He don’t let any thing but the weather beat him. William Blue, the self-starved counterfei ter, in Jail at Lafayette, Indiana, has yielded to the agonizing importunities of his young 1 wife and partakes of some nourishment. i Motley is still in London superintending - the printing of his new volumes, now rapidly ■ going through Murray’s press. His name i and fame attract wide attention in England. Francis H., ex-King of Naples, commanded in person at the battle of Volturno. He was continually seen under fire, exhibiting great ^ and unexpected bravery. The population of Arkansas is likely to - exceed 500,000, and will probably be enti 1 tied to four, if not five, Representatives to Congress. She now sends but two.