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VOL. 1. DES AIIO, ARKANSAS, mDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 18C0. NUMBER 4. ehe igonotitutiomil Pinion, I'lBUSHED EVERY WEEK, AT 1) e s -V 1* «* , A r k ansa*, AND EDITED BY HESTON IS. uiii: v. :o: Office on corner of Rnena Ykta ant I.; on Streets, over Joint Jackson i to. Subscription price, Two Dollars per annum, invariably in advance. RATES OF ADVERTISING. One square, (eight lines of this size type.) for one insertion, $1; each additional insertion, 50 cents. 1 mo. 2 mo. 3 mo. t; mo. 1 year II Square, | 250i$ 5t)u s 800i$100Oj$1500 2 Squares, 500| 80<)| 1000 12 <K• 17 «>o 3 Squares, 8 00; lutM); 12 00 1500. 25 00 \ Column, 10 00; 12 (Mi! 1500 17001 30 00 ] Column, 12 00 15.0l.il 17 00 20 001 40 00 J Column, | 1500 1700 200O| 2500, 5000 1 Column, ' 18 00| 20 00, 2500| 3000, C,OO0 Advertisers by the year will be restricted to tlieir legitimate business. Advertisements displayed by large type, charged double the above rates. Personal communications charged double tbe rates of regular advertisements. Legal advertisements will be charged, for one square or loss, first insertion SI. and 50 cents per square for each additional insertion. Announcing candidates for State and District ■offices. 87: Couniy offices, S5; Township offices. ■8 i. invariably in advance. J'.;it: il circulars charged as advertisements. Advertisements not ordered for a specified time, will be inserted t ill forbidden, and charged ac cordingly. r3nu’-/tKibflR±n vwm.m win ■*rsrjv,iiB.i"SBi’-*ii^,1 ■_•»»; w T i; v m DOATK LEAVES MEMPHIS EVERY THURSDAY, I.lglitning Express IAm-! Regular 51<*t;t jtSii*. White and i.iftle Red River Racket, r -V ii Ia i*: < i i v ii; JOHN WOODS CRN, - - - - Captain. J. C. A3, Vat,.Clerk. T EAVES MEMPHIS EVERY TIICRSD\V. at 1 j ’ 'clock, r». m.: arm es at Des A < .Satur ■ hi . : Augusla and V,'c-t Point. Sunday. Remrn iu . k ;v,‘< Aitg.t^ta on Sunday: Des Arc on Mon day. at 1<> o'clock, a. m. 1*1 . T tld 111h r » t>i■ w In.-it „nil siilt for the trade, haring tin* best of Cotton p:ipt*»*,. shippers " ill b ‘ perfectly sate. m»v f Mr1.. piii* tind Wisiir tilt **»* £- ;e FISOrVTIl^Xl. CITY ; SAM HOUSTON,.Ma-ier. il. C. Dunham, ----- Clerk. mins NEW EIGHT DRAUGHT STEAMER 1 w,]l make regular weekly trips from M :m pl N to Dos Arc, Augusta and Jacksonport on Wliire river. *• . '..yu-., ■ in: r -ly upon the regularity of toi pai k •!. and all bu-iuess intrusted to her ir • v, .11 l ■ promptly attended. For freight or pa-are, a pply '.ii i on id. n«v d i tf LE WES MEMPHIS EVERY S \ TUP DAY. Restphiti. Dhiie ami Utile Red River Packet, G K .■% EIJ AE PIKE; PETE FLEMMING,.Master. nilllS STEAMER HAVING E.EEN TIIOE 1 oughly refitted, will make regular trips t :r.iughout the pcs —ui. leaving Memphis every Saturday. For freight or passage, apply on board, lev -Id-i f .RemptiiN, U hile and 2.id!? Red River Racket, II Au v: E E I > j: la la ; CAPT. REES, - - * - - - Commander. IIexey Smithson, - - - Clerk. mills FINE EIGHT DRAUGHT STEAMER I is new running in ihe above trade, and will continue throughout the season. She has supe rior pa—engf-r accommodations, j'or freigh: or pas.-age, apply on board. nov liJ-if LEAVES MEMPHIS EVERY FRIDAY. I Memphis snd Yi hit? River Packet, j M ASO > l C <» E >I ; J. J. PILLSDURY, - Master. J. P. McDonald, - - - Clerk. rnms LIGHT DRAUGHT STEAMER HAYING 1 entered the above trade, will run regularly from Memphis to the various point1* on While river, l or or pns^ipc, Jjavinjr 5?upovi*jr ncooiunio'la!ions, apply on hoarJ. nov ll>) fi' MtiDpUis. While and kittle fled filter Packet, Jk. clmiral; ELIAS TIIOMASSON, - - - - Master. mill? LINE FREIGHT AND PASSENGER 1 steamer. having been thoroughly repaired, will run regularly bet ween Memphis and the vari ous points on White river throughout the season. For freight or passage, apply on board, nov 2;-tf Regular \*• vv Orleans, White and kittle lied Riser Packet, Side- Wlie<-1 Steamer jL Jk. KJC Jk. Z'<X p H. S. EATON, ..... Master. rJ"'MIS FINE FREIGHT ANI) PASSENGER L packet having been furnished with cotti.n guards, and otherwise repaired, will run between , New Orleans and the various points on White river, during the season, as a semi-monthly packet._uov 23-tf ■ lleiupliis nnd W bite River Packet. ACACIA COTTAGE; Capt. DISMUKES, ... Commander. mills FINE FREIGHT AND PASSENGER L packet is now making regular trips between Memphis and the various points on White river, nnd will continue throughout tlie season. For freight or passage, apply on board. nov 23-tf DID YOU SAY NAILS 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. cov3, J. U. QUISENBERBV. in sixkss rvnns. HOFFHElMER B50THERS, IMPOUTERS AND DE/LERS IN Brandies, Gins, Wines Cigars, &e., also, DISTILLERS & MANUFACTURERS OF Domestic; AVines a \ <1 T Acinorv, 32 & 34 Second St., ketw. Main & Sycamore, nov 23-tf. CINCINNATI. O. F.~LEPTIEN, Clock and Watch-Maker, Ars i > .ii a\ i:i.l i: i j , BUENA VISTA STREIT, DES ARC, Three doors east of G. & M'Larcn & Co.’s I>ESPECTFUEEY INF(»RMS THE CITIZENS 1 l)o; Are and the adjacent country, that lie has a new and select stock o '(.'locks and Jewelry, lie is, as usual, prepared to execute all kinds of Clock and Watch Work, in a workmanlike man ner. and to Repair and Clean Jewelry, etc. nov 3 DES ARC HOTElT BY J. ( . TAKKIVrON, DES ARC, ARKANSAS. H aving leased this well-arranged Hotel, the proprietor respectfully informs travelers and I lie public generally, that he has com pletely renovated the premises, and is prepared to accommodate all who may favor him with their patronage. If miremittcd cave and attention will secure the favor of all, hoisdetermined to please. <11 ARGES REASONABLE. The Bar attached to this House is supplied with the best of Liquors an 1 Cigars. nov 3. F. .1!. KOISINsos, ------ i;. j. BRANCH. ROBINSON & BRANCH, (Successors to G. W. Vaden.) WITOI.ESAI VXD EF.TAIL TlFAI.l'.r.S IN ( i roct'ries ;mtl I *r<xlH <*<*, KH'EIVIXG, FORWARDING A (RUMI ■ IN MERCHANTS nov3. DES ARC. VRK VNS AS. C. M J.ARKN. ------- S. X. JACKSON. MXAREN £c JACKSON, Successors to G. & .1. McLaren & Co., DES ARC. ARKANSAS. Dealers in stavee and fancy dry (•"ods. Ready Mad" < loidtiug. Hats and Caps, Bonnets, i c is and S ues. I Lard ware and t’uttlcry. Books. Stati, riary, etc. Also. Receiving, r'.i w r d'.i.r ■ i • - .11 AiiO-r ittrs. t lRvin, : . co., i«i*;ii;Ti:iw a whoumlk ulaleim in i'ORLKIN & DOMKMK’ ! UY-<!<H)I;S. .AND * ol ( lot !iin<?» No*. M_! ami Ml Ma 1 M ro<;*tf north side, r.rtv H)-C,n. LoriSVlLLE, KV. A. STKW.VBT, W V. STI'.WA IIT, II. ST KAY A IIT. STEWART & BROS., I locoiA'iii", I \)r\v;ir<lin«»‘ 4\D t (MI?l|NSIO\ AIEZ'.dl 4\TS. no, DES ARC, ' RK A? S VS. X£. c. H^CAaiLtE & CO-' 1>..S A Ilf. ARKANSAS. EAJ.ERS IN ST A PEE AND FANCY M1V (. ..i i-, Rea iy-Mude ChcLing. Ii.::.-. < if. Honrs. Slioes. ii i. aware. G'lo- iisv.are. lire.. I.:... I'ni v. > dl ng a I’d ( .ii!':: i- Non Morelia a! s. in, I*it*»i-" j i«> \ i„ < u: i>"*. T J JOBE, Attorney at Law, DES ARC, .ARKANSAS, a; 4 jHl.L PRACTICE IN PRAIRIE AND Till! T \ adjoining counties. Particluar attention given to ( ullettrons. UKFKtifxi'i:s.—T. .1. & C. Povrell, Knoivillc. Tenri.: Thus. II. ('allawav, Pre-id. nt of Ocoee Hank. < levi land. Term.: M.ra c e: Alar-h. Chatta nooga. T, tin.; lion. John 11. Ruin].kin. Rome. (Ia.: lion. William Daugherty, Ooiumhus, <»a : ll"M. .Joseph T. McConnell. Ringgold, Gn.; William II. Inman, President Northwest era Bank, llinggold. Georgia. nor J. T. PARHAM, -eVi*«*hit <‘<*t :»n<I 1 Suiltlt'i*, DES ARC, ARKANSAS. ^SOLICITS CONTRACTS FOR BCiFldNCS OF O every style, lie is also prepared to Furnish R. -igns. Estimates and Drawings of all the mod ern orders of architecture; build, superintend and furnish working plans for building at mode rate prices. Orders left at the ‘•Citizen office,” will receive prompt attention. nov3-y T. SWIM.RS, ------ - - j. I.. NKEl.. DRS, SANDERS AITEEL, Hcldcnt I’liyHielans, DES ARC, ARKANSAS. H aving formed a partnership in the practice of their proles ion. tender si eon: it.nation of their serv ices to the citizens of I)<v Arc aii'l adjacent country, ui ice. up Main-, SI : • ’ -. I • J. J. LANE, ------ W. II. I IIAMRKR8. ; DES. LANE & CHAMBERS, rr.WINO FORMED A PARTNERS!', IP IN 1 the practice of ttieir t oh ssion, t n ler their services to the citizens of itos \re and ltd..a ceni country. From their experience, th y hope | to share at least a portion of the patronage of the public. Office on Buena Vi-tu street, at Balsh's Drug Store. nov (i j T. 3. KENT, A11 or n o y ;it 1 a ft At' , DES AltC, ARKANSAS, AT TILL PRACTICE. IN THE COURTS OF vY Pn.irie, Wh'te, Monroe. Arkansas, St. Francis, Jackson and independence counties. All busiti'. *s intrusted to lih care shall meet with prompt attention. Office^ Lyon street. nt»23-tf. T. J. WOODSON, Attorney at Law, DES ARC, ARKANSAS, AT TILL PRACTICE IN THE FIFTH JUDICIAL >Y Circuit, and the counties of White, Jack son and Monroe. -Ill business intrusted to his cure will he promptly attended to. nov J. E. T. SWEYER, 1 )enl itst, DES ARC, ARKANSAS. TTTILL CONTINUE THE BUSINESS IN ALL \V its branches, including continuous Cum Work. Office on Buena Vista street, up stairs, Jackson's new building. nov 10-tf. C. A. HUDSON, Carpenter :m<l Joiner, DES ARC, ARKANSAS, Dealer in sash, doors, mantles, Window and Door Frames, etc. Shop corner Erwin and Park Streets. N. B.—Collins mil ’ ' to order, on short notice. nov ij-y i ! POETICAL._ A FJALM OF LIFE. BY LCNUIELI.GW. Tell me not. in.moivnful numbers, “ Life is but an enpty dream !"’ For the soul is deal that slumbers, And things are tot vital they seem, Life is real! Life is earnest! And the grave is tut its goal: “Dust thou ai t, to di»t returuest,” Was not spoken of he soul. Not enjoyment, and not sorrow, Is our destined endor way; But to act, tliiit each to-morrow Find us further that to-dfly. Art is L.ng, and Timels fleeting, And our itearts, flung It stout and brave, Still, like muffled liruris. are beating Funeral marches tothe grave. In the world's broad Jeld of battle, In the bivouac of life, Be noi like dumb, driven cut tie! Be :i hero iu the strife! Trust no future, howe'er pleasant! Let the dead Past bury its dead! Act—-act in the living Present! Heart within, andCiod o'er head! Lives of great men all remind us We can mike our lives sublime, And, departing, leave behind us Footstep! on the saints of time; Footprint-, that ncrhaps another, Sailingo'er life's solemn main, A forlorr and shipwrecked brother, Sceinp shall take heart again. Let us. 'In n, be up and doing, W itli t heart tor any fate: Still afieving. still pui-uing. Learn to labor and to wait. T11E Moss FOSE. Tin- tugel of the flowers one day Beiittdi a rose-tree sleeping lay— That spirit to whose charge is given To 1 he young buds in de.v from heaven, Aw ning f •.in his slight repose, Tilt Angel whispered to the Rose— “ (Mhndest object of lav care, StU la’re.*t found where all is fair. Ft.- the sweet shade ilmu hast given me, A-: what thou wilt, tis granted thee."’ Tjen said the Rose, with deepened glow— “ til me another grace bestow;"— 7 Ai gel l ati-e l in si! lit the [gilt— Vtint grace was there tlie flower ii.nl not ? *Twas but a moment—o'er t>>e Rose i veil of moss tlte Atigel throws. An.1. r died in Nature's simplest weed, t'ouid tin-re a flower that Rose exceed? i mi i - . ra - n<wnw». • vww ' T£E WIDOW; OH- THE JEW BE.Q KEIi'S SECSET. A BK UT1I71, STORY. Hi' l ink" l like ail old clotlie.-mun, but lie 1 w..' i. id ." a lav.her—a broker wait .1 bad eliar j ae.er. ana what the: must have been, when ii * bad J.r a broker. we le..ve to imagination I a id d<,li 1a — -li to deuiie. lie was reputed tile | 1. t'Oe-i man • i Ills l:ade ; and, as lorn oi ilia; trade ate supposeu to be mere electrical ma chines. worked by Hints, not hearts. ;i supre macy of tirmness must have left him a fearful conglomerate. lie was a withered old man now. almost d cable 1 with age an l rheumatism, with a hooked li—, and light l»r<»\ ;i eyes, red toiind the 1111s, and a-trange mixture of surli ness and sti'j ic.ou ,n In.-, in. 0. lie !i.ii ki d a •r-iss between a m.i.u.tl and a wc.i 1 1. which he was. in eliarucu 1 as well as countenance. .No one li.. 1 a g ■■ -.»I wad to v ol h.m. I he publican at the cottier was sure there was something queer in a man who did not take an hone t glass like the re.-t, and the baker looked down on him because be ate ' seconds on prim pie. If a distre.-.- was to be put on mile- around the neighborhood, they prayed that it lniuht mu ho by old Joe Jlappiu. of 1 Iborn Building-. One old woman said she a as :■ 1 v< have the Knijieror ol Ibrosha tts hull; her daughter said .-lied liefer. '1 lie very children were afraid c 1' him. and scream ed if he tame near them, unless they were impudent and mocked him. But to the little ones he was the district bogle ; and old doe Mappin stood in lloihorn Buildings, scaring the riotous small fry of the gutters, for the •• black man " of more civilized nurseries. Everybody said the man had a secret. Some thought he was a coiner, others that he had committed murder, and went to look at the body or grave. Others again said he had a mad wife locked up in the garret, on straw'; but none knew exactly what they thought, ex cepting the broad fact that there was a secret somehow ; and of course if belonging to him. a disgraceful one; "lie could have nothing but villainly to conceal,” said the inspector to policeman X. 82. Why the report arose of his having a se cret in his life was because evening after even ing. he was seen stealing in the dusk from his garret, along lloihorn. toward the W est End. 1 one knew where he went to, though more than one lounger had set out to follow him, but somehow the old man always contrived to escape, doubling the streets in such a quick and unexpected manner, that, however it was done, lie invariably got away. All sorts of pains nau neon mane 10 inc h, nmi, out nicy all lailed, every one of them ; and the bro ; Bl , I I still. Little ’J eddy, lii' i: rd ’s In>v. ( line the nearest to the dis cover.. nut lie lost him at last somewhere up in the lew road. liter Regent's Park, though that vv.'.s a good measure to have taken, too. Moreover, he saw that Joe was decently dressed beneath his shabby old cloak—a tiling no one else would wear; and from that time the report had got about that it was a love al lair. wish some mysterious celebrity, and that Joe was buying a wile with his gold ; for ‘•lie had a ('alifornoyworth,” said his landlord % little boy Teddy. One evening Joe sot out as usual, with his shabby old cloak and battered old hat, but well enough beneath, lie walked cautiously at first, hobbling, ns was natural to him now, with his rheumatics so bad, but, after be passed through his particular quarter, turning round constantly. as it' to cough, but in reality to see if any one were following, lie walked briskly on, cutting through all .sorts of queer alleys anil bye-places, winding and doubling like a fox; the best topographer in Loudon could not have followed hint. At last became to a pretty house in Regent's Park—a house evidently inhabited by a gentlewoman of for tune, as well as of taste, for all the appoint ments were in such perfect keeping, and there was such a wealth of costly simplicity about it as could only belong to both of these con ditions. The broker looked up at the window as he came beneath it, and a little girl of four . on or fifteen—but slight of her age—lean ing out from among the geraniums, cried, an answer to his look, " why, Joe, how late you are to-night! ” That ssveet voice! The old man used to say to himself, that lie would not exchange its i; Joe ! ” for a good fippun note ! lie nodded to her affectionately, and carefully scraping his shoes, went in with the air of a man who knows that he will be welcome, lie took off r ^ * # his hat and cloak, and put tlicm away inadark corner, and then clean and respectable look ing, he went up stairs to the drawing-room. -V lady, still beautiful and still young— young at least for the mother of a child of fit : teen—was sitting there embroidering. Sur rounded by every beauty and every luxury— nestled in that lonely house, like a bird in a golden cage—how strange the change which had thrown together anything so graceful as that lady and the old Jew broker. "Vet they were well acquainted, they were even friends; for she rose when he entered, and advanced toward him kindly, and shook hands with him, and petted him as a woman only can pet. without any visible overt act. I>ut all that •Joe seemed to wish for w is to sit a little while and watch her as she bent over her embroide ry, and t*> hear again that she was contented and happy. u Are you certain, sure that you want for nothing ? ’ inquired Joe, nor Miss Margaret neither?” ‘•Nothing, Joe, nothing,” and the sweet lady looked up affectionately, as if she had spoken to a father. “That’s enough, that is all T want,” mut tered Joe, and then he went back into the depths of his quiet modi.aliens, watching the lady's face, and every now and then glancing round the room, as if to see that till was right and to find out where he could alter and im prove. After this had gone on for a short time. Joe Mappin asked for Margaret in an uncouth way, strangely softened, like a mas tiff partly mesmerized. ’J he lady rang the hell, and Margaret came. It seemed to be the usual way in which she was summoned when the broker as there, for she came at once, without giving the servant time to call her. She also slmwod the most unaffected gratitude and love for the old man. running up to him, and taking his hand, and calling hint, “ 1 'car Joe,” a.' if she meant it. *• And there is nothing that the little lady wants ?’ said J oe, patting her head and smooth ing down her curls. •• lias she gowns and bonnets enough, lady? for you know she lias hut to ask and to have. " Why, •Joe. I don’t wear such a frock iu a week ! said Margaret, laughing; and it was only last week that you gave that beauty, though l liadn t yet half worn my blue silk.” Joe Mappin drew her between Ids knees, and hclujlier hu-e in h:s hands. "Silver and gold isu t good enough for you both !” he said, with almost a pas-ion < f fervor in his voice; ".-o ncversliut yourself for fear of me.” lint they both sad again limy had all thov couei . e. vii ii tiiey were prince -os. in a fair, tower,” .Margaret added; and when tin- assurance had been repealed to almost a weari.-ome muiiber of times. J. ■ Mappin was content, and so relap i*d into silence again, kn 1 th re lie .-at. till the la-1 ravs of tin: sun had gone, an i candles had been brought— they were of the tine-t wax. you may be sure —a peculiar expression ol teude lie—on his mu-lilt face. as he was reading a -weet chjip tcr lovingly—listening to a noble song admir in' !y. And then when lie was quite mullled up in his greasy old cloak, a- he had come, and hobbled rheumatically when he came near quarters. This. then, was the broker’- secret, and this was it.- history : About 1;11 ecu years ug • doe M.q ] in. aim esc an old man even then. Was called to m-’k the goods ‘i a e' rtain t aptain Thornton, li\ ug at the West land. The t 'aptain wa- one of th'-e gay. reek less, loveable men. who, by dint of sheer animal mag.tetism, live tor years on credit, and are only brought to account when it becomes a matter of life and death to some of the poorer creditors—those creditors are sorry for their debtor as if it were tliem - Ives going to the (jM. cn s betu li.aml accus ing themselves bitterly—the tender-hearted at least—lor the trouble tle v are bringing m Mappin the hardest of his profes sion, the irou-hearted. grasping broker, who wa- believed not to have a single human feel ing. even lie was touched by the gallant lYauk ne-s, and gracious manlier of bis victim, and as lor his wile, that noble, patient, glorious woman, with her little one in her arms— something rose up in hi.- heart for her which he had never felt in his lile before. It was an infinite yearning worship : such as he had read of in the novels of the libraries he had seized, but which lie always thought trash, ami the mere mouthing- of author fools, lie lelt now. for the lirst time, there was such a thing in t lie human heart as love—the love of beauty, the love of \irtue, love for pity’s sake. Captain Thornton was carried off to the Queen s bench, and, after a short terra of im prisonment, died suddenly of apoplexy. He had lived too freely and hud taken to little ex ercise. and being one of those lair-hail ed men of ^anguine temperament, who re mire absti nence and work, and who love idleness and luxury, ho had met the late any medical man would have predicted. His wife and child were thus left alone in the world and penny io-s. 'J lie broker had never lost sight of them. (jilts from au unknown hand, money, cloth ing, and even tuod, had kept 31 rs. 1 hornton 1 r*mu want; all the mure welcome, as by her marriage, she had displeased her relatives, who were, | crimps, not sorry lor this excuse ; to avoid maintaining her. \\ lien the (fap 1 tain died, then Joe Mappin came forward openly, lie told hci he had lived.ni lshmaelite life, without pity and without love; he told her how she had roused feelings in him—f'ccl • ings of reverence for humanity, such as he had not known bclore; and ihe old man bowed himself before her as ton superior bc ; ing, and besought of her the privilege oi maintaining her and her child. He wanted j nothing, he said, but to know that they were happy, and sometimes to hear them say so. lie had not a relative in the world to whom | he could leave his money—not one that they ^ would wrong by taking it; be had hoarded I because it was his nature to hoard j but he : never knew to what end he saved. Now he should have saved for heaven, if she would accept her life on these easy terms. They were so hard 1 and if they objected to his go ing to see her, he would not. indeed, indeed, it was her happiness, and that sweet baby’s, not his own—he cared for, in the offers. What could she do, that gentlewoman with out fortune and friends, or the means of earn ing her own subsistence? What could she do, but look at her child, hold out both hei hands to that strange old man, and burst inti tears of gratitude and shame, and sorrow, al mixed up together, as she faltered out Yes,’ and took her iate from his hands. She under stood the truth of his feelings, and was her self too noble to assume a false dignity which would have been less dignified than the ac ceptance of his generosity. iShe thankee ; him by her tears, and she kissed his withered hand; and that touch bound old Joe Mappii as her slave for life ; the first, last, and only time a woman’s lips had ever touched him and in this manner their lives had passed foi the last fifteen years. He.took a beautiful little house for the widow and her child, and furnished it with every luxury, dress, jewelry, furniture, orna ments—whatever it might he that was rare and expensive, he bought them. He lavished money, like water, and thought nothing dear which would call forth a smile from the wo man, or a joyous expression from the child. Their pleasure repaid him everything—it was his heaven, his life. Put the time was coming fast, now when poor old Joe Mappin. the broker, must face the boundary lines between time and eternity, and learn the great secret. "When the winter had killed Margaret’s dowers, had stripped her geraniums of their leave-, and had frozen the songs of the birds, the old man and Death stood face to lace. His rheumatism and asthma had been very had for a long while; and liv ing in his niggard and neglected wav. had not given him the host chance of recovery, lie knew he was dying, hut he could not die in peace without looking once more on those two faces he loved so much—the only two he ever loved through the whole of his long life. They could not come to him. for they did not know his address, nor eve i his surname. He was only ‘ Joe in the beautiful house in Regent's Park, and the servants thought he was •• Missus' ijucer old uncle—perhaps from Ingey or foreign parts.” Put they could not come to him. he would go to them—and must —whatever the ri k. He could not die hap pily—he I elieved he could not pass away at all—without seeing them once more. Though the seal of death was rigidly set on his face, the old manresolve-l to make this long and perilous journey, lleknew he should hasten the supreme moment, but it would be even bettor if be did. lie .-aid sadly. lie bad done all lie could do now ; he bad established the dear on re, and hi . death would not deprive them of a farthing, or a single comfort. He had saved enough; let him die 1 He sent far a neighbor to dress him l’..r the la-t time, in his decent clothes; and when this was done —between fainting and h tiu fit.- of paui—he told her to go for a end. ; ml bargain with the man ibr his fare to lb s'- 1 'ark. 1 localise he was old and weak, he wouldn’t bo done by the biggest rufiian among them, he growled out. V, hen the worn in left the room, old Joi dragged himself as h« -t h • could to a small iron safe he had let into the wall with his own hand. Mo one knew it was there—not even : the landlord, imr those prying e\es of little I Teddy. He unlocked it, and took out a roll ; hi i.ijuk notes, railway script, au«i moneacn bonds, and tied tin n. all in a cotton handker chief. toueiln r witii a parchment tied with red tape, sealed with a big -cal. and indorsed ' J• «e Mappin’s Will.’ in hi- own haml-writiu^. He had the bundle under his grea.-y old cloak; and then the Woman came hack and found him panting and pale, and she sen am -d out that he was dying, list he -wore at her between each ga-p, and i >1-1 her to hold her n n-e and In !p him down stairs. And then, half -tumbling and half carried, the old man got down the stairs at last, aud .so was put into the cab. lie gave the man bis directions in an un dertone, jealously yarding the name from the crowd standin. curiously ah lit; and then he drove out of 1 iolborn forever. As lie left his old neighborhood, with nil it- associations of pitile- ne - ai.d sorrow f v. inch he had h«-ui the in-ti • s.n-i •. and the hearth-cause, a change -eenn d toe n.e over him. I he mas tiff face dip: ma i./.ed. lie wasps- ;ng b om the v. tM of men and mammon, into that of love and death, and tlie evil intluem-i- of his material life fad ed before the punlication of this great bap tism. 'I’he journey—was a long one f .r a dying ' man—tired him sadly, lie did not care though for the pa’:i it can- 1 him ; hi- only fear was lie should die ere he reached his home—the home of his 1 ter and j i but lie survived it—in a sad state of suffer! ig 1 ami prostration ; and only ju-t survived it; for wlieu carried bv the cabman in his arm- a- if lie had been a child, he was brought to the presence of those loved • m-s ; ail that his fail ing life left him power to do. was to place the package in the widow's lap, and murmur i faintly, “It is all your.-." to die with her tears tailing softly on his face. A TTA CUM LX IS A XL COl'UTlXG. The following excellent little story was ex tensively printed in newspapers about sixteen years ago. It is good enough to he brought forward again. \\ c do not know who wrote it. nor what country furnished the face de scribed : \\ e have heard a good story of which an Alabama sheriff was the hero. Court was in session, and amid the multiplicity of business which crowded upon him at the t -mi time, he stoi mod ;,t the door of a beautiful widow i n the sunny side of thirty, who by tbe way had often bestowed melting -ide glances unoii the atoresa.d slier !1. lie was admitted, and the widow appeared; the confusion and fright which the arrival (>i the \ isitor occasioned sot olt to greater advantage than usual -the capti vating charm> of the widow M. Her chocks bore the beautiful tints of the apple blossom; her lips resembled the rosebuds with which they were tilled, resembled arrows that only invited a inn (pardon tic pun) to do full ex ecution. Alter a few < ommon-place remarks : ‘•Madame,” said the matter-ol-faet sheriff “I have an attachment for you.” A deeper blush than usual mantled the cheeks of the fair widow; the downcast eyes, whose glances were center^ 1 upon her beauti ful foot, which, half concealed hy her flowing drapery, partly patted the Hour. .She with an equal candor replied : ‘•Sir. the attachment is reciprocal.” For some time the sheriff maintained an as tonished silence, at length lie said: “Madam, will you proceed to court?” “ Proceed to court?" replied the lady with a merry laugh; then shaking her head, she said: ‘ No, Sir; though this i* leap year, T will not take advantage of the license therein granted for my sex; and, therefore, greatly prefer that you should proceed to court!” “Hut. madam, the justice is waiting.” “ Let him wait; I do not wish to hurry mat ters in so unbecoming a manner; and, besides, sir, when the ceremony is performed, 1 wish you to understand that l greatly prefer i minister to a justice of the peace.” A light dawned upon the sheriff’s brain. “Madam,” said be, rising from his chan with solemn dignity, “there is a great mistake here; my language has been misunderstood 'flic attachment of which 1 speak was issuec from the office of Squire (*., and command, me to bring you instantly before him, to an svver a contempt of court, in disobeying i subpoena in the case of Smith vs. Jones. --- m « — A wife’s farewell to her husband ever; morning, buy—buy. A A REMINISCENCE BY TUB LAST NAN WHO STOOD ON IT. — George Wilkes writes this week irom Niag ara to his Spirit: I said I had something to do with the fal lingofTable Rock, that broichshell on theC’an ada side, which in 1*50 jutted over the very cauldron of the seething waters, but which tumbled into it on a certain day in the month of June, of that, to me, well remembered year. About noon on that day, I accompani ed a lady from the Clifton House to the Falls. Arriving at Table Rock, we left our carriage, and as we approached the projecting platform l pointed out to my companion a vast crack or fissure which traversed the entire base of the rock, remarking that it looked wider than it had ever before appeared to mo. The lady almost shuddered as she looked at it, and shrink ing back declared she did not care about go ing to the edge. ‘•Ah,’’ said 1 taking her hand, "you might as well come on, now that you are here. I hardly think the rock will take1 a notion to fall merely because we are on it." The platform jutted from the mainland me sixty feet, but to give the visitor a still more fearful pnjecti .u over the raging waters, a wooden bridge, or staging, had been thrust c *■ ^ beyond the extreme edge some ten feet. This terminated in a small box for visitors to stand in and was kept in its position and enabled to bear weight by a ponderous load of stones heaped upon its inner end. The day was ! very bright and hot. and it being almost lunch time at the hotels, but few visitors were out, so we occupied the dzzy perch alone. We gazed fearfully out upon the awful waters, we stretched our heads timidly over the frightful depth below, an 1 we felt our natures quelled in every fibre by the deafening roar that seem ed to saturate us, as it were, with an indefi nable dread. "I his a terrible place!" said T. ‘"Look under there, and see on what a mere shell we stand! For years and years the teeth of the torrent, in that jetting, angry stream, have been gnawing out that lioiluw. and some day j tlii- plane must fail." My companion shud- j do red, and drew herself tug* ther in alarm. < fur 1 eves -wept the roaring circle of the waters once : agam. We gazed about in fearful fascination, when suddenly, turning our looks upon each I other, each recognized a corresponding fear. | "i do not like tliis place.” exclaimed 1 quick- j ly. "Tim whole base of this rock is probably i di.-integrati 1. and perhaps sits poised in a i in of steps ur notches, readv to tall 1 out and topule down at any unusual perturba- i tieii. The ti.s.'iire there seems to me to he ! ; more than usually wide to-day. I think we 1 ha I hotter leave, for I do not fancy stick a ! finish; ari l be-ides, my paper must be pub lished next Week.” With these very words—the latter uttered : half joeo !v. though not without alarm — I ! M '/f i nn corn) mi- nV Iiai;« 1. and, in absolute 1 : panic. we tied a-fast as our feet could carry us toward what might he called the shore. We hurst into a laugh when we regained the lan 1. and jumping into our carriage felt actu ally as if we had made a fortunate escape. W e rolled back toward the Clifton, but before we had proceeded two minutes on our wav. a thuiid ■ring report, like the explosion of an ! earthquake, i ur: t upon us. and, with a long roar, the ground to mblc 1 beneath our wheels. W e turn-. . t ■ find that Table Rock bad fallen. We were the last upon if. and it was doubt le-s. the unusual perturbation caused by our • thing f-ot.-teps. that disturbed the exactitude : of it.- equilibrium, and thrilled it from its I final poise. !u a minute mure the road was full of hur rying people, and during the following half ' hour we were told a hundred times in advance I of the next morning journals, that, a holy and - gentleman who were on the Table Rook, had : gone down the falls. We are told that the trot o ' a dog would shako old Loudon bridge from end to end. when it would not be dis 1 e rhed by the rolling of heavily loaded wains. Table Rock had probably not been run upon i m the way 1 have described for years—per • hups nevei; and. therefore, whenever l h-.-ar it spoken of. I always shudder and feel as if I had Something to uo with it.- fall. -——-— R K At LX I SO T.N ('! S »>| \ 1’oUTICAJ. C.YRRV.R. We see it noticed in the Massachusetts pa pers that Josiah (Juincy, tlie venerable Ex Pre-ident of the Harvard I niversity, is nine i i , y -ars of age. 'This veteran politician may p.i-v-ibly have to record of himself what no ; other man ha-i ever had to say—that he has , witne-1 the rise and fall of an empire. Born before the Revolution, he was an eye witness of the struggles which ended in the foundation ot the Republic; he entered the National Legislature in 1*04; rendered him self conspicuous while there by moving the impeachment of Jefferson, then President of the I’nited State-; lived through the second •11V1 1 11 i.l • • war nuii i-iimaim. <miu uiiuuuu mu political conte which have since threatened the integrity of the l i;ion. and now. towards the close a career protracted beyond the usual period allotted to man. ho is likely to he a spectator of the dissolution and ruin of the pttwerii.il confederation built up by the labors and wisdom of our forefathers. And it is a melancholy fact tiiat few men have contribut ed more to bring about this result by their tierce and vindictive abolitionism than this unnogenarian politician and one of irs sons. It is. perhaps, a just, though rare, historical retribution, that the former should live to assist in reaping the dragons’ teeth that lie has sown. Put few will envy him his re j flections. , -♦ -w— Yf. Mopkele Uaybe.—Some crusty old bachelor thus describes a well-known ‘•house hold institution:’’ ‘ It hys a strange hostility for its nurse's cap and nose, which it will clutch and lmld w ith savage tenacity, if in the least offended. It is never happy but in its mother’s arms, especially if it is being nursed by a gentleman. Jt prefers the floor to the cradle, which it never stops in longer than it can help. It i> very playful, delighting in pulling the table cloth off, or knocking the China ornaments off die mantle-piece, or up setting its food on somebody’s lap. It invents a new language of its ow n. almost before it can speak, which is perfectly intelligible to parents, though Greek to every one else. It dislikes treachery iu any shape, and repels the spoonful of sugar if it fancies there is a a powder at the bottom of it. It is not fond of public entcruiin incuts. invariably crying before it has been at one five minutes.” Tiie Maryland Ace negro law authorizes the binding out of negroes from the age of five years and upwards, until they are thirty ’ years of age. and in case they run away 01 ' secret themselves, directs that they shall hi 1 sold as slaves for life. -;- mm m mm--— The Pacific Ocean covers an area largei • than that of all the dry land on the surface of the globe. ALL SORTS OF PARAGRAPHS. What would this world be without woman ? A s/t //bless concern. When is thunder like an onion? When it comes peal on peal. “Never saw such stirring times,” as tho spoon said to the saucepan. Prentice defines the “slavery issue to he about 2;">.Ol)0 nigger babies a year.” Misery loves company, and so docs a mar riageable young lady. Among the latest literary curiosities are “ Lines on the death of an unborn infant.” One ought to have dates at one’s fingers ends, seeing they grow upon the palm. The shortest article we ever saw in a news paper was the article a—aud perhaps tho best. “Piaising the wind.” is now denominated more classically, “ exciting the financial JLolus.” If petticoat government is more oppressive than formerly, it is certainly double in extent. Why was St. John preaching in the wil derness like our copper coin ? Because it was one sent by (dod. “If dirt was trumps, what a hand yon wot ild hold,” i id mb to a filthy partner at whist. A new poem by Coventry Patmore is an nounced in London; it is called “Faithful Forever.” A\ hy had a man better lose liis arm than his leg ? Because, losing his his leg he loses O O something “ to boot.” An apple tree in Norwich. Connecticut, which has had neither bud. blossom nor fruit all summer, is now in full bloom. Barnum is going to open a new museum in Philadelphia after the manner of his famous institution in New York. A San Salvador paper says that more than fifty shocks of earthquake were experienced there on the 21st of J uly. Why are country girls’ cheeks like French calico ? Because they are warranted to wash and retain their color. Never strike children on the, head since Providence lias supplied them with so much mure suitable a place for punishment. i ne young lauv wttn "speaking eyes lias become quite hoarse, in consequence of using them too much. A punster passing by the shop of Mr. Tas well, observed that bis name would be spelt As-well without the T. The man who planted a dagger in his ene my’s breast, raised a crop of hemp that ele vated him in the world. If you wish to cure a scolding wife, never fail to laugh at her with all your might until she ceases—then kiss her. Sure cure. A young lady was asked how she could pos sibly afford, in these awful hard times to take music lessons. " Oh. 1 confine myself to the • low notes.’ ” A schoolmaster asked ono of his fair pu pils, "fan you decline a kiss'” Propping a perplexed courtesy, she modestly replied, "Yes. dr; but I don’t like to.” A man arrested in Virginia for being en gaged at Harper s Ferry, replied, "lie did not know Harper, nor where he kept his d—d old Ferry.” The Princess Mathilde, cousin of the Em peror, has, like Pauline, another member of the Bonaparte family, been sitting nude to an artist for her picture. ‘AYoman is at the bottom of all mischief.” "Yes,” said Frank, "and when l used to get into mischief, my mother would soon he at the bottom of me.” Rev. Charles B, Parsons, the actor preach er and "Roaring Ralph Stockpole.” of di vines. has abandoned the Methodist for tlie Episcopal church. The original MSS. of Burn’s immortal "Scots wha hae” was to be sold, with other relics, at auction iu London on the lUth instant. A young lady says the reason she carries a parasol i- that the suu is of the masculine gender, and she cannot withstand his ardent glances. When you negotiate for a house having all the modern improvements, you will, as a gen eral thing, find that a mortgage is one of them. If a young lady has a thousand acres of val uable land, the young men are apt to conclude that there are sufficient grounds for attach ment. Many a man thinks it a virtue that keeps him from turning a rascal, when it is only a lull stomach. One should he careful aud not mistake potatoes for principles. i A man having boon frequently convicted, ; in Perth, Scotland, of stealing spades, justly acquired the sobriquet of the “ knave of spados.” It is a pleasant thing to sec roses and lillies ; glowing upon a young lady’s check, but a bad sign to see a man's face break up in blos soms. Somebody says a baby laughing in its dreams is conversing with angels. Perhaps so—hut we have seen them crying in their waking hours as though they were having a i spat with the devil. A speaker at a stump meeting declared that he knew no East, no West, no North, no South. “ Then,” said a bystander, “ you 1 ought to go to school and learn your geogra phy.” At a recent festive meeting, a married man, who ought to have known better, proposed “ The Ladies,” as the “ beings who divide our sorrows, double our joys, and treble our expenses.” A peasant woman was sent with an infant ! recently to the Paris Foundling Hospital, four I francs and a half being given her to pay her fare. Fhe murdered the child and pocketed the money. At a christening, while the minister was making the certificate, he happened to say, "Let me see, this the 30th.” “The thir tieth!” exclaimed the indignant mother, “in deed, it is only the eleventh!” Whatever we may think of woman’s right to vote and legislate, there can be no disputing her right to bare arms—and the prettier the ; better and more irresistible. This is a right descended from old mother Eve.