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p vol. m no. :sr». Prescott, Nevada coenty, Arkansas, December it, 18m. _slap a year. NEVAtb- picayune. W. It. WHITE, At J. W. GARDNER, ( Editors and Proprietors. Entered nt tlie Postoffieo, Prescott, Ark., ns Second Class Mutter. 7 IlSCr.! P'1 ION, $1.50 PER YEAR BATHS OF APt*l'ltTISISG. i] column, one year. $100. i „ » ’ ... M l 30. } .i »> v . Professional Curds, 1 square,... ..... 12. Business Curds, 1 » d-2. Job Work Nentlv executed. PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS Dr. E. R. Armi stead, Respectfully tenders bis PROFESSTON AL SERVICES toIbe citizens of Preseott nnd vicinity. He innv be found tit bis residence. Dr. J. I). Jordan. Hr. J. T. Sloan. Jordan & Sloan, PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS PRESCOTT, ARKANSAS. Offiiee at the Drug Store of J. 1). Jordan A: Co. R. L. Hinton, M. D, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEOls PRESCOTT, ARK. Office on West Main Street and residence on Knst Second Street. Dr. J. A. Pipkin, PRESCOTT, ARKANSAS. Offers liis professional services t<> the pen-' pie of l*rescott ami vicinity. Office Uriel; "ml 'lojr, \V. Main st. April 25, ’83. G. W. Hudson, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. PRESCOTT, AUK. Office at residence, on West Main St., Dr. Key’s building. I mu prepared to extract teeth DR. WOOD '(iff r- hi* professional sure ices to al 1 reijniring, hneilieal or siirgwvul attention. Otto > t res idence, Ikmghtou Aakansa*. LAWYERS AND NOTARY*. Tim*. H. vie\lt’LI.IS. I.KSI.IK P. Itoss McMullin & Hoss, Attorneys and Connselnrs at Lai, Office over Hinton’s Drug Store, MAIN STREET, PRESCOTT, - - - - ARKANSAS. Will praetiee in the (Verts ,.r llie Ninth ,!mlieial Circuit, and in llm Supreme Court and Federal Court at Little Rock. Special attention given to the invr.oigatmn of land titles and preparing Obstruct* of title to real estate in Nevada county. Riisiness ot any kind entrusted to them *• ill receive prompt attention. • Correspondence soliciti o. Ihn-klcn's Amfe« Suite. The bed suit c in tbe world for Cuts, finds os, Sores, rleers, Salt Rheum F evor Sores Tetter, ('hnppod Hands, ('hilldnins, ('orns mid all Skin Eruption, and positively cures l*ili‘S or no yn\ mjuirrd. It £unrnnt<'«*u to give perfoet sati-faction, or money refund ed Price 25 cents per bottle. For sale by Moncrief & Urn. Atkinson & Tompkins, Lawyers ni lasnraiice Apts PRESCOTT, ARKANSAS, Practice in tli Courts of Nevada and adjoin ing counties. j Collections a specialty. t)co. P. Smooto riios. C. McRae. Smooto & McRae, ATTORNEYS-AT -LAW Land and Collecting Agents, Pres • »ri'. - - Arkansas Practice in all the courts and mrYte eol leetions in all parts of tile state. Are agents for the following I NSl It \ N(’K ( (HI I* A N I MS: termini, of New Yorek.S2,552,185 00 1 mlcrwriters Agenev, N. Y.4.1*57,112 00 Xpringlield F. & M," .2.58.5X82 88 Western Assurance t\wip«ny...l.422,d<l8 It New Orleans.875,588 52 Risks written throughout the county. i>ii' Gin house* and Turin proy>erty in sured We Itnve associates! with as J-iteliis Id. Hinton. Altnlncy-at l.aw. who will give special atten l« Colleetions ami Inslirttiice. DRIGGS & CO-'S BANK I>. 1.. I.ATOl KKTTf, tuSliler. I’KE COTT, , - - AKKANsA ME BAD BOY. ~ —From Pock’s Sun. “Say, what’s the matter tivct ’tc ‘your house ?” asked the grocery ( man of the bad boy, as he came ii with a big basket and ordered a quantity of groceries. “Your pa’s grocery bill is five times as big a? it used to be. I thought it was on account of Thanksgiving, but it : keeps piling right lip, and you wouldn’t order the cheapest, rusti est mackerel and two shilling rtca “fer-d'hanksgiving. W'tfh't’s up?” ■“Oh. we are keeping boarders,’1 said the boy, as he wiped the mould off some prnnies on his coat tail. “You se£ after election pa and inn held a council of war, and some thing bad to be done, ’cause pa can’t get any office out of Cleve land before next March, if he dyes then. So they concluded to keep ing boards, iya to manage the bouse and pa to hustle around out side and pick up the boarders, and collect “lie money, and ’Vort of boss things. I have to do about all the work, though.” ‘•Well, that is enterprising, and J am glad to see your pa settling down to a steady business. Hut how does it work so far?” and the “groceryuian handed the boy a bill for the week’s groceries, with a request that his pa would pay it at once, as lie had t pay Ins lent. “I don’t think it is a success,” said the hoy, as he backed up to the stove to get warm, “and I guess it will use ma up entirely. You see pa lmin’t got no sense. If he finds a mr.u that is looking for board, he hustle3 him right home without making any inquiries as to wheth er the man can pay or not, and when they don't pay, he hasn't got saml enough to bounce ’em, and ma lias to do it. li -is one continu ed round of pleasure between pa and ma, eaeli finding fault with the way the cither runs things. I’a has a fellow to board with us, and two weeks lie didn’t have any money, and lie had borrowed nine dollars of pa, and l lent hi’" my roller skates and lie hasn’t showed up lately. Then pa struck a music teacher, and gave her the privilege of giving lessons in the parlor, and she mauled the piano all day and had a fellow come and sit up with her every evening, and when she come to pay her bill there was something coining to her. She charged for giving me music les sons, 'cause I used to go in the pallor and stand up by the piano, to turn the music, and put Tny arm around her onx in a while. (Josh. I thought she liked it, because slit used to look up at me and smile, and when um told her to pay up, we owed her, and she said she would stav another week and hoard out the balance if ma would keep her naughty boy out of the parlor. Ma hustled her, out bet! Ma finds the most fault with pa about carv ing. She lias tried to teach him to cut meat thin, so thin that you can see through'it, hut ho carves 'ust as though we had visitors instead oft boarders, and ma says that will break up the best boarding house in the world. 1 think pa showed the least sense when he took the living skeleton from the dime mu seum to board. A living skeleton is all right enough in his proper sphere, at a museum*, and nobody thinks anything of looking at him. but to have one in the family is an other thing. Pa told ma that we could make more money on one living skeleton than we could on four ordinary hoarders, and that encouraged ma, and she let pa bring him home, but, lordy, the first round at tl»e table convinced ma. The skeleton eat as much as any four boarders, and after din ner three boarders left. They said if they associated with the skele ton they would be classed as curi osities too. The skelteon is a darn ed nuisance, ’cause he don't know his place. When the music teach er was playing some tune and the boarders were sitting around the parlor listening, the darned old skeleton would play an accompa niment with his shin bones, like a minstrel show, and the music teacher fainted and pa had to hold her, and ma didn’t like that very well. One night pa went down to the museum and waited to come home with the skeleton after the show. I don’t know whether pa had been drinking or not, but a lit tle after midnight we heard an aw ful racket down stairs, and when ;'we went down we found that pa laid hung the living skeleton on 'tlieJhal-rack, and gone to bed. The skeleton was rattling his legs against the umbrellas and canes, yelling, and when we unhooked ( his collar from the luit-tdfck anti took him down, he said he had nev- i er been treated-so in any place he I ’ha'! ever boarded. When he goes | along the street people point to him and say, ‘You can st?.e whal kind of a hoarding lions:, they J keep!’ The skeleton is down on me, though, and says he will kick the liver outen me when he catch es me. You see he went in the ; bath-room to take a ‘bath, and wanted me to come in and take a towel and sort of polish his limbs. | Wo l took some furniture polish, i varnished his legs and arms, and i the next morning lie was so mad he couldn’t eat any breakftvflt. T told him that was the way the an cient Egyptians treated their mum mies, and they kept for centuries, but it didn’t encourage him, and he reached 'one of his bony arms across the table towards my hair, an 1 I crawled under the table and lit out. Pa says I was cruel. He said I must remember"lhat a ske.c ton lias feelings as well as any body. He said I shouldn’t do any thing to the skeleton that I women t <lo to my other boarder, 2nd when i 1 looked at the music teacher and | snickered right out, ina she tflap ped me on one side of in\ head, and pa slapped mo on the other, aud the music fetloher got me by the hair, ami tIf3 dhde that waits on her, he kicked me. Oh, we *re having some monkey and parrot times at our house.” “Well, I should think you were,” said the ■groceryman. “Hut what is it 1 hear about your pa going I south. It is rumored that he is go-, ing to New tuicansan l Florida on J some secret mission. You know i anything about it?” I ‘■Kerrect,” said the hoy, as he | slapped his leg with his hand. “I’a han't been well for a year, though he lias been around all the time, j but the doctors say be > as got the ■ heart disease, and bronchial dilli | culty, and eight or nine other things, and his head is wrong, and they held an inquest on him, and advised him to go, and he is going. He is going in siiucks with a rail | road manager. The manager tar nishes ft special car and all the 1 passes, and provisions, and sleep-( ; ing utinsils,and pa furniscsthe so i eiety. He is going to take me i along, and let uia keep boarders. You wait a few weeks and you will J see that ipa and me will settle all I of tlie sect-renal difference between . the north and south. 1 bet the I southerners will surrender when ; they hear 1 am coming down. Oh, but won’t I havcfmi with pa when I get to New Orleans! J’a thinks | everything down there is just as it was during the war, and tic wants I to tuke along a carbine and a re volver and a sabre, and a breast plate, the*same as he did during i the war. when he was a sutler, but 1 know everything is just as quiet i and pleasant as it is here, and all 1 am going to take is a pleasant smile I and a fishing rod and some thin underclothes. Gosh, 1 want to shake hands with old confederate soldiers., and talk with colored, folks, -and catch alligators with a pin hook, and scare pa out of liis | boots. When Peek’s bad boy and his pa goes south look out for pic* | nic:,' and the bad boy took his bag \ ket on his arm and w ent out wins : tling “Dixie.” ■ A fond father presented his four i year old boy with a trumpet, w ith i which he was greatly infatuated. ! Ail day the l»oy tooted away de lightedly, and at bed time when his grandmother told him to put the trumpet down and say his pray ers, the little fellow said: “Oh, no; I’ll tell you what let’s do, grandma; you pray and I'll keep on blowing.’' An exchange, speaking of a CM-1 tain poetess, says she makes good i jellies as well as good poetry. Wo [ suggest that the poets generally go | into the jelly making business and th'diir amjabutions will find favor 'j things Newspapers. Famous Songs. Foster got fifteen thousand dol lars for writing "Old Folks at Home.” Charles Dibden netted several weeks’ board for writing “Poor Jack,” while his publishers made twenty-five thousand dollars out of it. Robert Treat Paine wrote: “Ye Sons of Columbia” early in 1800, under the title of “Adams and lib erty,” and lie was paid seven hun dred and fifty dollars for It. "^Aiherica” was written by the Rev. Samuel Francis Smith in Js32 and it was first surg in Boston on the fourth of July of that year. “Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean”, was written by Thomas A. Becket, an English net or, who in 1879 was a teacher cf music at Phil adelphia. The tune of “John "Brown's j Body,” is of Methodist eamp-meet-1 ing origin. It was adopted to its’ present use by an organist ih Har vard Church in 1861. Crotidfc -the writer of “Kathleen Mavourneen,” received twenty-five dollars for the production and af terwards became a begging tramp,! while his publisher could have built a brown stone front out of its sales. "me star »pangie" uanner was written by Scott Francis Key, while '•wdtehing the bombardment of Fort McHenry in 1814. The song was printed in the Baltimore American eight days after the bat tle under the title of “The 'De fense of Fort McHenry.” George I*. Morris wrote: “Wood man Spare that Tree,” because the purchaser of a friend’s estate want ed to cut down a tree which his grandfather had planted. His friend paid the purchaser ten dol 'ars to spare it. Morris was so touched by the story that he wrote the song. John Howard Pfyne’s “Home Sweet Home” was written for an opera. It was first sung in the Covent Gutden Theatre, at Lon don, and made a big hit. One hun dred thousand copies were sold the first year, and by the end of the second its publishers had cleared .810,000 from it. The author of “Maryland, My Maryland,” lives at Washington. He writes gossipy letters to the Augusta Chronicle. His name is James It. Randall, and Ire is a mod est looking, dark complexioned man of forty. He was very young wlrc'n he wrote that beautiful po em. “Hail Columbia” was written by Joseph llopkiuson in the sum mer of 1707, and it was first called the “President’s March.” Tt was always sung when Washi igton came into the theater, and one of the objects of its writing was the cultivation of a patriotic spirit among the people of the new Re public.—X. Y. Graphic. Ko|iiitafinu Tlie farmer who raises the best stock acquires a reputation Ihftt enables him to obtain the highest prices for all he may have to spare. The mere name of his stock will commaml ■'he highest price. And this is also the case with fruit growers, dairy man and all. Rep utation is of far more importance in a Amiida! sensethan is general ly accorded, and he who possesses a good reputatioa'in any branch of husbandry can not afford to sacri fice it. and, therefore, he exerts every effort tojjmaintain it,and this ia the sure road to success. Those who have not already acquired a good reputation'in their line should hasten to do so. Resides the pe cuniar} gain, *t affords much pleas ure and satisfaction to bo able to show the best.—Sau Francisco Chronicle. (> Roston, city of mysoul!—Reg inald (to lim sister, as they walked up Reason stre< t) : “0, dear, there comes that mah 1 was introduced tout the club. Re’s descended from the Earl of Coventry on his father’s side, lAit 1 can’t find out who his mother's great grand fa ther was, so I guess wc had better cross out and out see buu. A Democratic Present. Pfesident-eleet Cleveand, if he should continue the practice of j return charges on all'pfesents sent him, will, unless business is much I better with him than with people in general, be compelled to borrow a few dollars ere the fourth of March dawns upon the land. Soule of the presents, however, are not likely to be returned, for instance a gift like that just forwarded by old Alfonso Clegrovc, a well-known Arkansaw man with a deep voice for pork sausage aiul H keen per ception of ardent spirits. Tlw fol lowing letter from Alfonso, like an English joke, may not explain itself, but it is'to be hoped that the pub lic will collect enough from it to insure a .partial understanding of the situation: “My very dear Mr. Cleveland,” writes Mr. Clegrovc, “I to-day send you a jug of the best and with al the most capering whisky you ever saw. It is not of that languid kiud that sends a man into the shad ows of drowsiness, but is ol tho hip, hip, hoorah variety that makes a citizen of this great republic leel like seizing a ten pound weeding hoe and chopping the sassafras sprouts from the corners of his fence. I see that you have just re turned a dog, sent you by a New, York man. Your action will meet with the approval of every high minded man, for, my dear Mr Cleveland, what use have you for a dog, and especially the New* Foundlaml. A dog of this breed is only tit for water, and why any one should mistake the incoming administration for a Tv at (ft affair is something which l cannot exactly mb through my flax into the con vulsions of my active brain. A d g! Well, shade of Jackson, protect us. Now, this whisky which I send, will be of use to you in you cabinet, but if yon are of the right stamp, it will have all disappeared in a natural wa> before the cabinet appoint ments are made. 1 don’t stud it as a joke. There is no joke about whisky, let me remark. You ought to appreciate it the more when 1 tell you that the man who made it is now serviugan extended term in the government prison at Detroit. Ite is a fine fellow, governor, a trifle cross-eyed, with a percepti ble inclinaf'on to stutter, but 'he can eat more liard-boiled eggs than any man you ever saw. If you feel in humor, after you are inaugura ted, you mout turn him out. He would appreciate your kindness and would make you moro good whisky than you could shake a stiek at in a month. If an unheal thy pressure of affairs should cause you to return the whisky, please don’t forget to pay charges.” ‘'fircesNfwl Treatment of Ulpt^eriu. While at Natchez,‘Miss., in tlic early part of 1SC5, 1 was led through my experience withjan ep idemic then and there prevalent, to adopt the treatment I now pro pose to describe. Daring the epi demic about 100 cases were suc cessfully treated if. the manner about to he described. Tor some years subsequent to my return to Illinois, I treated all the cases 1 encountered (fifty in number) with complete success by the same means, and 1 have since treated about "50 cases, all with the same satisfactory result, except in two eases where death occurred, the patient being almost moribund when coming under treatment. Previous to the adoption of the present inode of treatment my re sults were by no means us satisfac tory, the disease proving fatal in at least one third the whole nn m. her of cases. The treatment that has proved so successful in my hands is as follows : The patient is ordered tincture of iodine in ten or twelve doses every heur, well di luted with water, so long as the fever lasts, subsequently reducing it to 'ten drops every two and finally every three hours; local ap plication of the drug are made use of at the same time. These latter should he made by the physician himself at least twice a day. For internal use, I give, latterly, the decolorized tincture; bread and starchy articles of diet are at the same time used in abundance — Such is mv treatment Dr. II. /’, Haulier, in Medienl Ileritir. Ready To Move. In this country it is a rare thin; that one is born, lives to old ag( and dies in the same house. Com paratively few rest during tbeii i decling years beneath the shade | of trees which they planted when young. The American is emphat ically a migrating animal. In th early days, our fathers were tfont ers rather than settlers, and the idea that a move is a possible and not a remote contingency, has not ceased to exist in most minds. Among the old sayings handed 'down from remote antiquity, is the one that “three moves are as bad as a tire,” but the average Anier | ican does not bclive it, nor has lie indeed fohnd it true. It hah not been many years since every man felt ready to move father West as soon as be was offered s, price that -promised a handsome profit. Even how, Ihose landholders are in the minority who expected to he buried where they arc living and expect that their homestead will remain in the family through generations. The difficulty of selling *!tvnd for cash keeps many settled who do not so will. Bnt our landless pop ulation, which year by year grows larger, to move is the rule, and not the exception. The tenant is rare ly content to remain long at a place. mose oi me Aincau persuasion, especially, feel impelled to change quarters every few years and do so with or without a plea. This is one item of freedom which he does not choose to forego. So convinced is he in the outset that he is not go ing to remain long that, lie will not plant a tree or (to ought else that might at some future time inure to his comfort. lie not only expects to move blit lie intends to do so be fore the twig becomes a tree. To plant a tree that some successor may dbjoy 'the fruits thereof is a degree of public spirit to which he can not rise. This failure on the part of the mover to provide for die future in the way of little com forts is one illustration of the truth cf the old saying that three moves are worse than a fire.—Sunny South ■ . The Whole Usee in tli3 Garden of Eden We are all in the garden just as was Adam, and before us .is before him bangs the fruit of good and evil. It is a pity to charge upon Jive (he follies of our lives. Poor mother of us all, she had sorrow enough of her own; why must we lay upon her name any blame tor our misfortune? Wb aro in the same garden where she stood, and 1 have exactly the power she posses ed of making the wiser choice. We are equipped with full power to choose the good or the evil. It is high time for us to conclude that if Adam did badly in the Garden of liden we are at full liberty to do better in tho same place. We all see the filiation better than it was ' soon by the first man. lie felt I that perhaps the tree bore sweet good fruit; we all know that is the I gall of bitterness. It is of no mo | incut that our garden of trial is not ! by the Euphrates. The little spot of ground through which foui I branches of a river ran spreads out and covers all the continents, wild ’ Adam and Eye stand for the I111 ; man race. We arc all in tho in closure, some singing and dying, I others obeying the Almighty and advancing to eternal life.— A'x. The folly of legislature commit tees attempting the examination of i the accounts of State officers has I been amply illustrated in Arkan sas. The ordinary joint commit I tees appointed for such purposes are wholly unqualified for the task. 1 We need for that work men <t( the 1 finest business qualifications and it would seem that our gravest inter osts demand a law creating a spo cial commission composed of such persons. Perhaps it is host to go on in the old way and pay the pen alties.—Ark anna* Democrat. ‘•Is a woman capable of tilling an j ollice!” asked an exchange. She i.s. A woman lias just been in quiring after some rejected manu script in this office, and she tilled it completely for the time being— ltuiiiiigtoo Fen Frexs. FOSTER & LOGAN Hardware Company* WEST MAIN ST., Prescott, Arkansas. GENERAL DEALERS IN HARDWARE asvdoiLx^ jvnd FARM MACHINERY, WHITEWATSR W«, STOVES, TINWARE. AND rtNii CUTLERY First class TiN Suor in connoc lion with the store. Jan. 1, ’84 NEW IOT,FEEFD &S&LE STABLE, GILMAN & BRO„ PROPRIETORS, PRESCOTT. ARK.. I/MNEST Buggies, Harks and Horses in r *outhwest Arkansas. Buggks ana Hacks uM t ran 'iieiv. FINEST OUTFITS FOB DRUMMERS. Gentle saddle torses For ladies. TERMS REASONABLE. *' / •/ Good Wagon yard A ttacheti. At Wiiitev fltliblb, fbrnUrly Edwards and Carr. Kit''. Main Street. Do not seiul your orders away bat go to JOHN WEBER the Popular Taylor. lie uas just received a lot ot nctv elegant Cloths, French Worsted Diago nals, Fine (’a hmeres—has the latest fashion plates and guran*ees PERFECT FiT —AND— First-Class Workmanship. in anv style Call and see his stock heforo buying and you will he pleased. HEADQUARTERS FOR CHRISTMAS GOODS. I J. H. KERSHAW &C0., WKST FRONT STltUF-T, Have jiist received the Largest and Heat Selected stock of Christ mas Toys ever exhibited in Pres cott. We have also a Weil Select ed stock of Fancy and Family Groceries, all of which we pro pose to sell at prices that defy competition. Nov. 13th. j .m. ArtTs’f ompky, c. IIAMUV, I.and Agent, Notary Public. Montgomery & Hamby ATTONEYS-AT-LAW, REAL ESTATE AND COLLECTING AGENTS. PRRSCOTT, ARK ANSAS. Pmetire in the' court* id Camden, >lHg unliti, I,ow i.\ ilie, Texarkana, Washington Ark mini phin and Pre-oott; Supreme and Federal Courts at Little Rock. AN ill a-.oss and pay taxes, investigate Had quiet land titles, oolloot elaiins anywhere in South Arkiiu-ii'. o,|u oinily along the lii.e ot the Iron Moantaiii railroad. Otllee on Kim .-treed, a’ : r Court SqrtiuW. T. L. GAINES. I WEST I KONT STKKl'Tj IMIKSCOIT. - 1 AKK. ! Subscribe ter the Nkvaka Pic 1 AV CNR.