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BY WHITE & GARDNER, AT $1.50 A YEAR.; PRESCOTT, NEVADA COUNTY, ARKANSAS, FEBRUARY 1!) 1886._ VO!,. Ml. NO. H
LAWYERS AND NOTARY*. O. P. Smoote, T. O. iloliae & L. E. Hinton. gmoote, McRae inton, ATTORNEYS-at-LAW, Land and Collecting Agents, PRESCOTT, • - ARKANSAS Practice in all the court* and make col Uetione iu all parte of the state. Are agents for the following INSURANCE COMPANIES: German, of New Yorck.$2,512,136 09 Underwriters Aeenrv, N. Y..,...4,957,112 90 'Springfield K. & M...2,685.632 83 Western Assurance Company... 1,422,008 14 New Orleans. ...876,688 62 Risk* written throughout the county: yrjf~ Gin house* and farm property in sured J .M. MONTOOMICUY, C. C. MAURY, Ismd Agent, Notary Public. Montgomery & Haniby ATTONEYS AT-LAW, REAL ESTATE AND COLLECTING AGENTS TRESCOTT, ARKANSAS, Practice In the” court* at Camden. Mag nolie, Lewisville, Teikrkana, Washington Arkadelphim and Preecott; Supreme and dfederal Courts at Little llock. Will assess and pay taies. investigate and quiet land titles, collect claims anywhere in South Arkansas, especially along the line ot the Iron Mountain ra^refcd. Office on Elm street, near Court Square, T*0». H. MCM t'LU*. UWIf.OI XoXnllin & Ross, Attorneys and Counselors at Lav, OCBoe over Hinton’* Drug Stor*, MAIN STREET, FRSSCOTT, - - - - ARKANSAS. ■Will practice In t’n» Court* of tho Ninth Judicial Circuit, and in tho SupremaCuurt and Federal Court at Little Rock. Special Intention given to tl.e investigation of land title* and preparing ahtlracu of title to real estate in Nevada county. Ituiine** of any kind entruitad to them will receive prompt Attention. Correspondence solicited. Atkinson & Tompkins, Lawyers aai Iw Agents, PRESCOTT, ARKANSAS, Practice in th Court* of Nevada and adjoin ing coiintiee. Collection* a ipccialtv. PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS R,lfc Hinton, M. D. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, PRESCOTT, ARK. Offica on Wmt Main Struct and resilience • n Eait Second Btroet, Dr, E. Re Armistead, Re»pectful!y tenders hi* PROFESSIONAL SERVICES to the ettiaen* of Pretcott and vicinity. He inav bo found at hi* residence or it Mon crier* Drug Storo when not professionally engegod.__ J.D. JORDAN J. A. PIPKIN Drs. Jordan & Pipkin, PHYSICIANS & SURGEONS, PREfiCOTT, — Ark., Offer their professional servircs to the citi seri4 ol Prescott and vicinity. Iff Office in old Dispatch buildim*. >> »‘*t Second Street, where they can be found when not professionally absent. G. W. Hudson*. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. I’ltKSCOTT, ARK. Office at residence,'whore ho can ho found at all time* when not professionally engaged. DR. WOOD OfTars hit professional sorriest to all requiring medical or surge real attention. Office at rcs Idanca, Houghton Arkansas. 0. A. Clement, Vathmat rail Jeweler. A full line of WA&1E3, lEWfcLRY AND SPECTACLES fea. Iu Howell’s Drug Store. “W» WEST MAIN STREET, PRESCOTT.ARK. DAN WARD lias refitted his Raloon and built freezer so that his famous An ouser Re or and his wines are al ways ready to he served to his numerous patrons lec cold. lie has on hand the largest stock of whiskies ever Wrought to I'rescott, and invites the fanners to give him a call before makiug a purchase elsewhere. Prices always as low as the lowest. The best ol order preserved at all times. GRANT’S BATTLE OF SIIILOH. Commctts of a Louisiana Soldier —From New Orleans Picayune. Editor Picayune.—It is not pos sible, within the narrow limits of an article in a morning journal to criticise Gen. Grant’s account of the “Battle of Shiloh,” in the Jan uary number of the Century Maga zine. Nor would I assume the task. It is necessary, however, to call attention to two glaring errors which should not bo passed over in silence. The tone of the wri ting is Moderate, and when the General says “The troops on both sides were American, and united they need not fear any foreign foe,” his words meet with a hearty re sponse from alt Southcrers. On page 60o, we find where he speaks of the battle on the the 2nd day, Monday, April 7, 1S62: “The enemy was driven hack all day, as we had been the day before, until finally he beat a precipitate re treat.” And again on page 609: “The Con federates fought with courage at Shiloh. • * • It is possible that the Southern man started in with nure dash than his Northern brother, but he was correspondingly less enduring.” I he italics are Dime, but the pro positions they advance meet with singular contradiction from the words of Gen. Grant himself. Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston started his army from the encamp ment aroif1 d Corinth and its .neigh borhood on April 3,1832: midday was the hour for starting, and the troops had three days’ cooked ra tions in their haversacks, a little quantity being carried in the wag on train. The object of the expe dition was to rout that portion of Grant’s arnfv which was at Pitts burg Landing before it could be re inforced by liaoll's forces. The at I tack was intended to be made on the -,»th day of April. Tlie roads led through swampy forests inter sected by various creeks and bran ches, all swcllen bv the heavy rain*, particularly during the day and night of the 4th of April. The Confederate lines could not be ar rayed until tli9 afternoon of the of April—too late to attack the Federal army. I On the morning ot the 6th of j April, after sunrise, the Confeder ates advanced in regular order, | notwithstanding tho steep hills, thick woods and tangled under growth. The sigM was ningniti ceut, ulthengh tlieso w»-rc raw troops, strangers to each other, | many of whom hut a few weeks ! before had known nothing of mili • tary tactics, and to whom a ball cartridge was a mystery. They fought that day so as to command I Of u. Grant’s admiration, and to I day, after his long experience in : Virginia, as well as in tho West, he says, page GtXJ: “Shiloh was the most severe battle fought in the ; West during the war. and but few in the Hast equaled it for hard, do ! terniined fighting.’' That it tins never been surpassed. They did equally as well tho second day; and the Conferates advanced to meet the overwhelming forces that bore down upon them as if on pa rade, ami when compelled to re tire by the sheer pressure from BUOh odds, they about faced and j withdrew in perfect order, a short ! distance at a time, the men drop ping all aloug the line from the tremendous fire directed against them. This was repeated, until Gen. Beauregard was convinced that it was useless to continue tho contest But there was uo pre cipitate retreat. If so, why did not Grant capture all the artilery and wagon train and the wounded? He admits page 605, that “after the 1 rain of the night before and the ! frequent and heavy rains for some days previous, the roads were al most impassable,” and, “we found their field hospital ahondoned.” i The wounded were safely carried 1 offhy their retreating comrades. And yet, page 611, “on tho 7th Buell brought 20,000 more rein ' forcements, all fresh and well pro vided with food and ammunitions of all kinds,” while, on page 612 lie lays special stress on “Beaure gard report* that ho could only put 20,000 men ir> battle on the morn ing of the 7th.” Thus from midday of April 3 to the morirng of the fitli, the Con federates had to endure toil, fa tigue; exposure and short rations eaten cold, whilst the Federals lay in comfortable camps, at rest and enjoying hearty meals ami well sheltered from the pitiless rain. The 4th was the first day of fight ing, and if either army had to en dure more fatigue than the other, it was the Confederates, because it had to advance some two mile® j npcm the Federal line. Gen. Grant says, rage 602, as if it was their lot only: “During the night rain fell in torrents and our troops were exposed to the storm j without shelter.” The Confeder-i ates lay there too, and took the rain and never grumbled; their chief disturbance lay in their sym pathy for the Federal wounded, i whose piteous moans and cries for help rent the uir, driving away sleep from those who, foes in the battle’s awful shook now sought to sooth their agonies. Again, on the. 7th, the Confeder ates endured all the pain and fa tigue of battle, as well the Fed erals, and more privations, for they wore far away from their camps, and had to depend mainly upon what they captured from the Fed erals. Early in tho afternoon tno re treat began. Just in the wohds1 skirting the last battle-field, and j while our artillery was holding in check the Advance of ilie remnants of the army of the day before and Buell's 20,000, wc found our wag ons, and stopped and had some thing to cat, which was very grate ful. There was nothing very ‘pre cipitate’ in that, and meanwhile the wounded was quickly and carefully carried off in wagons. The infant ry marched at route step and tf*e artillery not engaged in guarding the rear moved along in a walk. “The roads were almost impassa ble’’ to us ns W'*l! as to Grant, and if the retreat was “precipitate," why did lie not swoop down upon us and capture us ail in these miry bottoms of Owl Creek an l Lick Creek? It'S bad generalship in him not to have done so if tho re treat was precipitate, and to allow us to carry off ail our artillery, wounded anf! wagons! The truth is, the retreat was con summately directed by Gen. Bean regard and bis corps commanders, and effected by the troops with quiet regularity. Gen. Grant allows to the South erners “dash” and “courage.” I think the impartial observer will likewise recognize in them eudu railed. Very respectfully, A. J. Lkwis, Late Caption Co. F, 1st La. Regu lar Infantry, Gladden’s Bri gade, C. S. S, Now Orleans, Jan. 27, 18*5. >Vus Justifiable, A well known planter of south Arkansaw, a man who has exhort ed at more revivals than any work er in the State, had trouble last | week. While hauling cotton along a muddy road, one of the steers broke the yoke and ran away The old man sat down on a log and said: “Lord, you know pretty well what 1 have done for the church, i and how many privations I have stood without a whimper of com plaint. If you have observed me closely, you will know that I never said a word when my fences were washed away, and even when Josh Chandler beat me in a law suit, 1 did uot murmur, but now af ter mature consideration, I a:n com pelted to say something. Damn that steer. 1 think that under the circumstances I am excusable. Very few men would have stood as much as I have, especially a man whose wife is in a flout half the time, so I submit the question: Don’t you think that I am justitia-; hie in the course that 1 have this day taken. Here 1 am, stuck in: the mud. By the time I can get another team the boat will be gone } and I will have to leave tny cotton; or haul it back home. If I leave it on the bank, someone will steal it, and if I take it back home, Ander son will catch it with a mortgage. So, you see. I am peculiarly situat ed,and am, before any court in the world, or out of it either, justifiable in re marking, damn that steer.”— Arkansas Traveler. A KEROSENE HA1HT. \n Alabama Van Who Cannot Li\c Without Drinking the Oil. As an Age roporter was passing ,T. T. Bailey’s grocery store, on Twentieth street, one of the clerks stopped and said: “There is human curiosity hack in the re?>r of the store. Step i»s and see it.” The reporter went in and saw a man in the act of drinking a cupful of kerosene oil. lie had entered the store and purchased a gallon of the oil, and then asked foru cap which he filled anu hastily drfcr.k. This surprised Mr. Bailey, and he rjuestionod the man about the mat ter. When the reporter entered reci tal was furnished and the talker was ‘liking another drink ct oil. The man’s story waa told the re porter by Mr. Bailey, and was os ollows: “My name is George Egglestou. 1 was horn in Mobile county, Ala bama, in August, 184J. When quite a boy 1 suffered a great deal with tonsilitis and other diseases of the throat. Kerosene oil was recommended as a cure, and con sequently I was dosed with kero sene. As tong as I took the oil I was apparently well, and sod con tinued to take it for a number of pears. The first time I knew that I was the victim of an alinoit in curable habit was when I was sent )CT to a hoarding-school. After three days at the placo I felt as if there was something wanted. I became restless, lost my appetite, could not sleep. I saw servant filling a lamp, and all at once a thirst for a drink of the oil took po session of me, and I at once ob tained it and that night slept sound ]y. That settled me. Since that night I have taken my dose of ker oseuo oil us regularly as a drunk ard drinks his whisky, and 1 can’t do without it.” Mr. Bailey asked Mr. Egglestoi what he would do if lie was placed so as he could not got oil. lie re plied: “1 would go crazy. 1 recollect once ot being in such a predica ment. 1 started out on a hunt once, expecting to st'y only one daj, but was detained live days. I was all right until the fourth night, when I felt the thirst on me. Th« next day I suffered almost death reaching home that night drunk e pint of oil at one time.” This is what Mr. Eggleston told Mr. Bailey. He said to the Age re porter that the habit he now con sidered an incurable one, hut cans ed him no inconvenience whatever. He believod he was healthier for the habit. Mr. EggleMon lives eleveu lui'es north of Birmingham, and is well known by a number ofour citizens. The reporter, in speaking of the case afterwards asked several phy sicians what they thought the result would be if a man addicted to the habit of taking so large quantities of kerosene oil. The answer every time was that It would event ually kill. Mr. Eggleston, however, is ns healthy a looking man as oik would wish to see, and so far as appearances go, his queer taste has caused him no inconvenience. —Birmingham, (Ala.) Age, A Historic TrpOurc Senator It. II. Crockett yester day received by express a memento of slight intrinsic value but one which for its associations be values very highly. It is a gray limestone block about three inches high by four inches square, in the top ol which is set a handsome glass ink stand, and there are also receptac les for penholders. On one face ol the block is a lone star under which is the word “Alamo;” another lace bears the inscription, “The blond of heroes bath stained me;” anoth er, ‘'Thermopylae had her messen ger of defeat but the Alamo bad none,” and lastly are the names of the principal heroes who laid down their lives there: Crockett, Bowie, Bonham, Travis. The date of the massacre. Huuday, March lith, 1836, is engraved on the bot tom. The stone was taken from the wall of the old tort by Col. Po indexter Dunn last summer and by him prsented to Senator Crockett in its present shape. The historic ssoociations are dear not alone t<> Senator Crockett, whose grandfath er, Davy Crockett, was one of the heroes slain by the Mexicans, but also, though in a lesser degree, to every admirer of true heroism.— Arkansas Democrat. SERIOUS QUESTIONS. Tiic Hoy ami hlR Father Hrgage In nn Earnest Discussion. #> - —From tlio Arkanwv Trftvplei. “Willie,” said Mr. Mnlkettle, Hooking op irom a book when the j boy entered the library, “yon are getting to be old enough now to understand some of the duties of life. Have you ever thought of what you would like to do when you become a mau.” “Yes, sir.” “I am glad to hear you Ray so, what business would you like tc follow.” “Drive a wagon, the boy quickly e plied. “Drive a wagon the mischief, j have you no higher aim.” •• xes, sir.' “What is it.” “Drive a stage.* “I am ashamed of you.” “Drive au omnibus, then.'’ “I ain disappointed in you. Why aro you not like other boys.” “ ’Cause they ain’t like me.” “There you go. Never saw the like.” “When you was a boy what did yon think you would do.” “Thought that I would preach.” “And you did didn’t you!” “Yes.” “Aro you glad!” “I don’t know that I am glad.” “Then why don’t you stop, if you ain’t glad?” “Because I.am doing the work | that the Lord has appointed me to do.” | “Did He ask you what you want ed to do when you got to be a man!” “Of course 0<U.” “But He kuowed, didn’t Hef” “Yes.” “Then maybe lie’ll know what I want to do.” “I don’t want you to he a preach j or. ^’here is no class of mon who ! do so much work for so little pay. They are the servants of an un grateful people. Don’t bo a preacher my son.” But s’poseu the Lord calls We.’ The minister took up his book put it down, arose, took up his gloves; put them down; walked j across the room, stirred tho tire, l returned to his chair and sat down. | The hoy noticing his lather’s per. plexity repeated tho question. “The Lord may not call you. Buts’posen he does? Must I run away au’ let a whale "woller me, ' an’ then get away from the whale and’ go to sleep under a gourd vine au’ git mad when I wake up an’ find the vine dead, an’—” “No, I tell you.” “No, you didu’t tell me. ‘ But I tell vou So now.” “Then what must I do. ‘‘I’d rather yon d behave yourself j than anything else. I am ashamed of you. Every time I begin to talk to you on a serious subject youturn it off in something foolish. I dont know what is to become of you.” “Won’t I he saved.” “Now jMst listeu at you! Run along now, for there is no use talk 1 ing to you.” “Why don’t you tell me what you want me to do and I’ll do it!” “Never mind, run along.” Win n tin- boy “ran along,” the minister mused: “there ought to be a better understanding concerning a direct call. Of course we minis ters understand it, but it is a diffi cult matter to—run along, now.” The boy bad comeback. “Au’ ifl am called must I ’tend I didn’t hear?” Mr. Mulkittle reached out after the boy but he had vanished. A Ruf) Composition on Girls. (iirln are tbc most unaccounta ble things in the world—except wo men. Like the wicked fleas, when you have them they ain’t there. I can cipher clean over to improper fractions, and the teacher says I do it first rate, but I can't cipher out a girl proper or improper, and you can't either. The only rule in arithmetic that hits their case is the double rule of two. They are as full of old Nick as their skins can hold, and they’d die if they couldn't torment somebody. When they try to l»e mean they are as mean as pnrnely, thongli they ain’t as mean a ■ they let on to be, ex cept sometimes, and they are a great deal meaner. Tim only way to get along with a girl, when she comes with her nonsense, Into give tit for tat, and that will fluinmux her; \vhen you get a girl flam maxed she is ns nice as a new pie. A girl can sow more wildoatsin ft day Ilian a hoy can iu a year, hut girls get their wilds oats sowed after a while which hoys never do, and then set tle down as cairn and placid ns ft mud puddle. Hut I like girls first i*Vte, and I guess all hoys do. I don’t care how many tricks aro jdayed on me'and tl ey don’t caro cither. Tho huitytoittest girl in th* world can’t always boil over like a glass of sodar wate. By the by, they wijl get into the traces with somebody they like, and pnl! as steady as some old stage horse. That is the beauty of them. So let ’em wave, 1 fiay they will pay f^r it some day, sewing on buttons, and trying to make a decent mau out of tho fellow they have spliced on to; and ten chaucd) to ono if they don’t get the worst of it. An Intert1-*! ing Analysis. The following analysis of ihc Old and New Testament will be inter esting: Books in the Old Testament, 39; chapters, 920; versos, 23,214; words, 592,439; letters, 2,728,1(H). Books in the New Testament, 27; chapters, 200; verses, 7,958; words, 181,253; letters, 838,380. A procrypha has 185 chapters,0 0S1 verses, 152,185 words. Whole number of words in the Bible, 3,718,055. The middle chapter, and the least in the Bible, is Psalm 117. The middle verse is the 8th of Psalm 117. The word “and” occurs in the Old Testament 35,545 times. The same in the New Testamant also oceures 10,684 times. The word “Jehova” occurs 6,855 1 times. The middle hook of the Old Tes tament is Proverbs, The middle chapter is Job, 29. The middle verse is 2d Chronic les, chapter 20,10th verse. The least verse is let Chronicles, chapter 1, and 1st verse. The middle hook in the New Tes tament is 2d Thessalouiaus. The middle chapters arc Homans 13 and 14. The middle verse is Acts 17,17th j verso. The least verse Acts 935th verse. The 21st verse, chapter l,of Ez ra, has all the letters of the alpha bet. The 19th chapter of 2d Kings, and chapter 37 of Isaiah both alke. Positions of Trust Dependent Upon Sobriety. Happily the temperance cause is not wholly dependent for its pro gress on the zeal and influence of its special advocates. The habits of men ure not, and cannot be mat ters of indifference to those who employ thorn, especially when the trusts committed are large and con tinuous. It is said that the num ber of employers who make intem perate habits an inseperable objec lion to their services is increasing every year. As an example, the entire community is interested in the habits of those who conduct the public conveyances. And thus it is on all well-managed railroads indulgence in strong drink is not on ly discouraged, but is now consid ered ground for dismissal In oth liues of business, also, the man who is known to drink liquor finds himself at a disadvantage when it is a question between him and one who does not. Such practical “Tempeaance Lectures” aro having their effect. Thou sands of employers in city and coun try aro thus obtrusive, yet very ef fective advocates of sobriety. Their influence ik being felt, and it Should be recognized as among the hopeful auguries of the time.—The Evaugfelist. The Temperance reform is mak ing rapid headway in this country. It is enlisting the earnest co oper ation of many ot the most influen tial nu n-physicians, ministers, lawyers, judges, and men from all stations in life.—Christians at a oi k. FOSTER & LOGAN Hardware Company, WEST MAIN ST., Prescott, Arkansas, QKfcBRAL r>»Al.KHS in I HARDWARE « XXXIXL Ann FARM IACOIRERT, irara w, STOVES, TINWA P, AND FINIS CUTLEBY First clans Tis SBor Wi eonneo tiou witli the store. Jau. 1, '84 NEW mi,ran tut mi, GILMANS BRO, PROPRIETORS, PRE3COTT. ARK.. TjlINKST nuK£fc*< Hack, ami Hmwaa li I ' amithweat Arkar.ua*. Hu^iua a id Hacks nil bran new. FINEST OUTFITS FOK DRUMMERS. Gentle sale horses for ladies. TERMS REASONABLE. Good Wagon Yard A Hacked At While'. Stable, furmarly EJwarda and Carr. East Main Stmt. HEADQUARTERS FOR CHRISTMAS G03DS. J. H. KERSHAW ACO.. WEST FRONT STREET, Have just received the Largest and Rest Selected stock of Cbrist nuts Toys ever exhibited in Praa. cott. We have also a Well Select ed stock of Fancy and Family Groceries, nil of which we pro pose to sell at prices that dety competition. Nov. lSth. W. L. GAINES, BOOT!SHOEMAKER. WEST FRONT STMltT, PRESCOTT. • • ARM. FRED SC11NNERER CrTTItT awEXTH PRKSCOTT, ARKANSAS. New Rilin'* and Fine Muzzle and Breech Loading Shot Guns of my own make alwaya on hand and at the lowest figures. Repair ing of all kinds of fire-arms skillfully ete oiited on short notice. Chargee reasonable. March » l««3. Fire! WM! Liiltiin! Tlio German Mutual Firs Insurance Company of Little Kook , Arkansas, insures property tor business on tlie most approved and sal ost plan, reasonably cheap and in the interea of people. We court the lullest inreatigal ion. Address Frank 1'DUNN, l’rrsidant. 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