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PRESCOTT. NEVADA COUNTY, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, SEPT. S, 18S7.
NUMBER :>0. Absolutely Pure. Thin powder never varies. \ innrbe« o purity, Mrenj'th wild \v1i*»1i s<»mh iu Mon •rumen iod than the ordinary kinds, anr had I lot be sold in eompel ilion with the mid iitude «*f low te>t, short *s ei^ht alum • »r plios plmU»<t*«»wdei>. 1*0hi null! in can*. KOYAL HAKINfi I'OWHKK CO.. 10b Wall St., New York BrfrEBs CURES MI DISEASES orm| LIVER KIDNEYS! STOMACH AND BOWELS] MLDRUGGISTS' rT IS A PURELY VE6ETA3LE PREPARATION ’S3*5M<£? SENNA • MANDRAKE-BUCHU imo other EnuAiurErricitirr rckedics It hat etood the Test of Tears, In Curing all Diseases of the " BLOOD. LIVER. STOM ACH, K1DNEYS.BOW EL9, Ac. It Purifies the Blood, Invigorates and Ctanaees the System, DYSPEPSIA. CONSTI PATION, JAUNDICE, SICKHKAD ACHE. BIL IOUS COMPLAINTS, Ac disappear at e under its beneficial influence. It is purely a Medicine as its cathartic proper ties forbids its use as a beverage. It is pleas ant to the taste, and as easily taken by child ren as adults. [PRICKLY ASH 8!TTERR CO i ^ Prttpfiitior*, I /M'lA am! Kanban O* f A SPECIFIC FOR Woman’s Diseases Painful Cj nppressoil rnfuse locality and [rrt(«lu Menstruation ©*• ONTHLY SICKNESS. If fsket, ft nr'in- the c IIA >*«»K ' >K UFA (treat ■ufft Hnr And d ti > !' I d l'W">^oator b<»**k *' Mm*a<ik Ttt n ' inmicd free. r.SAi»Fi** " Ur.iit .at"K Co.. Atlanta, (Ta J. R. HARRELL & CO, Wap Makars & Repairers WEST Slid St., PRESCOTT, ARK, \VVnrv 11!1 In tho thld, mi.ci proposeto «1« •II kind* oT W ood W * rk, ; :>d 1>nlit!i ing in workman-like style, and :»t reasonable rati*. ■trpiiirnip »»n«*;iov ' A p|M*fii»liy. W> nrr we It prepared to d< tin* kind of work. < >ur Dljickaiui t hi*g Departmint It aUo complete, anti oil Work done wol! and lie itly on short notice. Horse dioeiiiu given >|mm ini attention. We are nln* rnamifu* hirer- and agent* tm thr celebrated LvoiiVs (VlilbilUltio’) Harrow ard Semper, and will furnish them on do Wiund. Wr guarantee alt w ork to give sntisfa< tion Our place of business, rcmcinl'i r. i> on VN es Becond afreet, next to Methodist church. J. H. Hamit A9 V a DON’T FORGET IT! J. H Kershaw d: Co iUH H i ,ail.-? 11> fill l he W';iill► i I tin* neeilv Wi are here to sell good*, .-o come idont •;td gei wluit you want in the line of Winch w ill he sold at low* t prices, (-mm andlfeetfs, and eontTnm* to give u» voiu Vade as of \ ore. Platr»kful for past patronage, w« «dieit : vo%iti«lin#u«‘ of the same. J ii u s nss»ia \ \\ & e.>. WKST FRONT STI5KKT. PRESCOTT, - ARK. W lP|l x* live at home, and maki W II11 It."re w k »mo. t leii | J||Uot anything cl>e in Ihi* work ^ttpilal not needed; von are started fro* lloth sex* >; all age*. \ 11\ <»im» can do tie w**rk. 1 arge earning- •im1 fr*|in tirst start ^’o'.tly out Ml and Imms five. Hotter uut d«* lay. (’u.sts you nothing t:» send u* you nd dross and tpid ,eat: if you uro \\ \ v y«'t» wd do so at onp\ 11. 11 v i i i i i* tV t • *.. r< |tiand Maine. Al| kiml ol M 1 III* oHiri*. 111 si ii kft (or nil* Hie DafeuJdiit's Accomplice. \ witness’s SToltY. During tin- month of February, lSo3. Seih Damon, of Acton, in ?<titute«l an action at law against Gabriel Butterwortli, of the same town, for tin* recovery ot thirty thousand dollars, of which lie claimed that said Butterwortli had defrauded him. The circumstan ces were these: Butter worth owned and kept the principal store in Acton, and though lie hod never been regard ed as an exemplary gentleman, his honor in business had been im pitgned. Those who had the fac ulty of looking upon the undercur rents of human actions decided , that he was a mau not hound by honor, but who understood the law of self interest too well to be of small meannesses in business. U bat lie was capable of doing on a grand scale was not mooted until the occurrence of which I am about to speak. Seth Damon had removed from Kdson to Acton in the fall, and had purchased the iron works. Shortly alter eoiieludiog the pur chase, lie had a payment of thirty thousand dollars to make, and late on a Sunday afternoon he arrived iroin >ew lork with tin* money — part of it in bank note.*, and part in gold. When lie arrived be found that the parties to whom the mon ey was to be paid had left town, and would not return till Monday. Mr. BiHterworth had the only re liable safety vault in town, and to Mr. Butterworth, Damon took the thirty thousand dollars, asking permission to lodge it in his vault over the Sabbath, which permis sion was readily and cheerfully granted. During Sunday night the people of the village were aroused by the alarm of tire; and upon starting out it was found that the alarm came from Bntterwortli's store, but Mr. Butterworth had been ac tive. He had discovered the tire in season, and, with the assistance of his boys, had put it out before much damage had been done. I p on looking over tlie premises it was found that the tire had not on ly been the evident work of an in cendiary, but that it had been set in several different places. “How fortunate,” said the own ei. that I discovered it in seasou. But soon another discovery* was made. The safety vault had been broken open, and every dollar it bad contained stolen away! Here was alarm and consternation. tia miel Butterworth seemed lit to go ITHZ.V. '•For myself 1 cart not, lie crieil. \ few hundred were nil I had in there; hut my friend had a great sum.” Immediate Search for the robber or robbers, was instituted, and word was sent tar and near to all sheriffs and their deputies, and to the police of the cities. Now it had so happened that on that very Sunday evening—or, 1 may, Sundar night, for it was near midnight—1, John Watson, had Iteen returning from my brother’s, in Dunstable. 1 had left my hired team at the stable, and on my way to my boarding house I passed the store of Mr. Butterworth. In the buck yard of the store was a horse trough, aud being thirsty, I stepped around that way to get a draught of water. As I stooped to drink at the spout of the foun tain I saw a gleam of light through a etvvioe in the shutters of one of the store windows. Curiosity im pelled me to go aud peer through; for I wondered who could be in there at that hour of a Sunday night. The crevice was quite large, made by a wearing ot the edges of the shatters where they hud been caught by the hooks that held them hack when open, anil through it 1 looked into the store. 1 looked upon the wall within which the safety vault was built ami 1 saw the vault open, and I saw Gabriel Butterworth at work lherein. I saw him put large pack :,nes into his breast pocket, and I saw him bring out two or three small canvas hugs, like shot bags, and set them upon the floor by the dom that opened toward his dwell ing. As I saw him approaching this outer door a second time I thought lie might come out, and l went away. It was an hour after ward that I heard ttie alarm of tire. And it was not until the fol lowing morning that I heard of the robbery of the safe. I was placed into a critical posi tion; hut I had a duty to perform. 1 went to Mr. Damon, and told him what I had seen; and also gave him liberty to call upon me for my testimony in public when he should need it. Until 1 should be called upon I was to hold my silence. While the otiicurs were limiting hither and thither Mr. Damon kept a strict watch upon the movements ot Mr. Hutterwortli, and at length detected him ia the act of deposit ing a large sum of money in a bank in Buft'alo. Mis action immediate ly followed, and Hutterworth was arrested. This is the way matters stood when I was summoned to appear before the grand jury at Wilton burg. I went there in company with Mr. Damon, and secured lodgings at tlie Sabine House. It was a small inn, well and comfort ably kept, and frequented by pat rons of moderate means. Tiiere were two public houses of more fashionable pretensions in the place. It was mi tlie afternoon of Mon day, tin* 14th day of February, th at I took quarters at the Sabine House and aftei tea I requested the landlord to build a tire in my room, which lie did; and lie also furnished me with a good lamp. It was eight o’clock, and I sat at the table engaged in reading, when some one rapped upon my door. I said, “come in,” and a young man, named Laban Shaw, entered bringing Ids carpel bag in his hand This Shaw I had known very well as a clerk of Gabriel Lutterworth, but 1 had never been intimate with him from the fact that I had never liked him. He must have seen the look of displeasure upon my face, for lie quietly said: •'Pardon me, Mr. Watson. I dont mean to intrude. I have come down to he present at the exami nation tomorrow -summoned by Lutterworth's man, of course—and l got here too late to get a room with a stoye in it; and, worse still, I must take a room with another bed in it, and with a stranger for company. And so, may I just warm my lingers and toes by your lire, aud leave ui\ carpetbag un der your bed?” He laughed when lie spoke of the carpet hag; but yet he did not know what sort of faculty his stranger room mate might have for getting up and walking off m the Ill” III. Of course 1 granted liiin his re ipiest, anil lie put lii.s carpet bug miller my bed; and then sat down by my stove, and we chatted so cially enough tor li«U’ an hour, or more, without once alluding to the business which had brought the pair of us to Wiltonburg. Ilis con versation was pleasant, and 1 real ly came to like the fellow, and 1 thought of myself that 1 had been prejudiced against him without cause. At length he arose aud bade me good night, aud went away, aud shortly afterward 1 re tired. 1 hail been in bed but a little while when another rap upon my door disturbed me, and to my de mand of what was wanted 1 re ceived answer from Laban Slmw. lie bade me not to light a lamp. He laid only come lor his night gown. He could get it in the dark. I arose and unlocked my door, and Ilis apologies were ma ny anil earnest. Healways slept, in winter, iua tlunuel night-gown, and lie had thoughtlessly left it in his carpet hug. He was sorry very sorry. He had thought to try to sleep without it rather than disturb me; but bis room was cold and I cut him short, and told him there was uo need of further apol ogy ; and while he fumbled over his bag, I went to the stove to make double assurance Unit the. lire was nil light. I ottered to light n match for him, but lie said lie 'uni got bis dress and was all right. He then went out, and I closed and locked the *lnor attn him, and then got back into be I. 1 Hut I was not to sleep. I lint) been very sleepy when Shaw dis turbed me; hut an entirely dift'er cut feeling possessed me now First came a nervous twitching in ms limbs—ii “crawly” feeling, as some express it—that sensation which induces gaping and yawn ing, but which no amount of yawn ing could now subdue. Hy and by a sense of nightmare stole upon me; and, though perfectly awake, a sense of impending dauger pos sessed me. At length so uncom fortable did 1 become in my re cumbent position, that I arose and lighted my iaiup, resoivod to re plenish my tire, and dress myself and see if 1 could read away my nervous tit. .My lamp was lighted, and as 1 returned to the bedside for my slippers, my attention was uttiucl ed by a string which lay upon the carpet—a string leading from the bed to the door. 1 stooped to ex amine it and found it fast at both ends. 1 brought the lamp, and look a more careful survey. The string was a tine silken trout line, new and strong, one end ot which disappeared beneath the bed, and the other beneath the door. In my then present condition 1 was suspicious ot evil, and my senses were painfully keen. Raising the hanging edge ot the coverlet I looked under the bed. The car pel hug which Laban Shaw had Uft lliere, partly open, with the silken line leading out from it. What could ii mean? Had the ■nan accidentally carried the end of the line away with hi$* night dress without noticing it! I drew the hag out from beneath the bed, and as 1 held its jaws apart I saw, within, a double barrel pistol, both hammers cocked, bright percussion caps gleaming upon the tubes, while the silken line with double end, was made fast to the triggers! And I saw that the muzzle of the pistol barrels were insyrted into the end of au oblong box, or case, ot galvanized iron. And I comprehended, too, that a verj slight pull upon that string might haxe discharged the pistols—and, furthermore, that a man outside of my door might have done that thing! For a little time my .bauds trem bled so that 1 dared not touch the the infernal contrivance; but at length I composed myself and went at work. First, 1 cut the siring with my knife; and then, as Cali'I ally as possible, I eased down the hammers of the pistol, after which I drew it from the iron case. 1 bail just done this when 1 heard a step in the hall ontsule my door. Quick as thought I sprang up, and turned the key and threw the door open; ami before me, revealed by the light of my lamp, stood Laban Shaw. He was frightened when lie saw me, and trembled like an aspen. L was stronger than he at any time, and now he was a child in my hands, I grasped him by the collar, and dragged him in to my room; and I pointed the double barrelled pistol at his breast, and 1 tol l him i would shoot him as 1 would a dog if lie gave me occasion. He was abject and terrified. Like a whipped cur lie crawled at at my feet, and begged for mercv. Ilis master had hired him to do it with promise of great reward. It had transpired that my testimony before the jury would be conclu sive of Ilutterworth’s guilt, and Lutterworth had taken this means to get rid of me. In his great ter ror, the poor accomplice made a full confession, and when .lie iiad told all, 1 released my grasp. He hogged that I would let him go; tint 1 dared not—my duty would not allow it, 1 rang the bell, and in time the hostler, who slept in the olliee, answered my summons. I sent him for an ottleer, and al length had the satisfaction of seeing my prisoner led safely away. On tlie following day the carpet hag was taken before the grand jury, and the iron ease examined by an experienced chemist assist ed by an old armorer from tlie ar senal. it was found to contain a fulminate of mercury, mixed with bits of iron; and it vvat the opin ion of both the ebemist and tlie armorer that tin* power ol tin* lor ride explosive agent, had it been ignited, a* it was placed, beneath my bed, would not only have been sufficient to blow :i:e to atoms, bat that it would also have literal ly stripped and shivered to frag ments all of the house above it. And a single pall of that silken string would have been sufficient to this horrible end! And but for my nervous waking—my incubus of foreboding—the destroyer would have come; the fatal cord would have been toadied; tlu* mine sprung; and I should huvei been launched into eternity as up on the lightning’s holt. And so Gabriel Lutterworth did not procure the destruction of my testimony, the grand jurj found cause for indictment of far graver character than had at first been anticipated; and of those graver charges lie was convicted. Seth Damon received back the full sum he had entrusted to the false man’s cure, and shortly afterward I en tered into business with him; and today Seth Damon and 1 are part ner* Laban Shaw came out from prison ami went to Idaho, I have not heard of him since. Gabriel 1 If utter worth did not live to serve out his full term of sentence. The Nicaragua Canal. The Nicaragua canal scheme has acquired fresh prominence and in terest through the embarrasments that threaten thei’anama enterprise with disaster, and its friends are preparing to urge it on thcatten-^ tinn of the world with increased zeal. It has been waiting on the] Panama canal for several .years, but the claims of courtesy on this ac count ave now exhausted. The ; Panama scheme is held to lx a vir tual failure, and this gives the Nicaragua project a right of hear big. The Nicaragua canal route is Hit) miles from ocean to ocean, hut 120 miles ot this distance is covered by natural waterways of the river' San Juan outlie east, the river San Francisco on the west and Lake Nicaragua between them—leaving only about forty miles of actual canal to he constructed. The San Juan river is a broad, deep stream through which the waters of the lake flow to the Atlantic. Of the forty miles ot actual canal, twenty seven miles will he pure excavation and the remaining thirteen miles will be chiefly dredging. The heav iest cut will he on the Atlantic side 14,200 feet long, and 14!) feet deep. The canal, with the dam and locks that form part of it, will have a dept It of thirty feet ol water, and will be able, therefore; to Moat any ship in tlie world except the Great Eastern and possibly the City of Koine. Ihe lake and « Inrun part of San Juan river are so deep and free from obstruction that vessels can travel nearly a> fast a* at sea. The Engineers estimate that the passage through from ocean to ocean will consume only thirty hours—a veiy important saving over the thirty to ninety days it takes to make the long voyage round Cape Horn. Thirty-two.-hips will tie able to pass through it in a day. The estimated cost of the work is 1*04.000,()00f and tile time required tor its completion six j ears. Lake Nicaragua is an interesting feature of the proposed watery way. It lies nearly midway between the two oceans, is forty miles wide, ninety miles long and deep enough for the largest steamers to ride at anchor in. It is, in fact, a vast and locked harbor in tbe heart of the country, where ships might stu p to rest, repair and provision. The advantages which it offers in those respects diminished the demand for harbor facilities at the termini of the canal, and obviate the nessity for the terminal expen ditures made on tin- Panama canal. If thou wilt withdraw thyself from speaking vainly and gaviding idly, as also from hearkening al ter novelties and rumors, thou shalt Hod leisure enough, and suitable for meditation on good things. The Spirit of God lies all about the spirit of man like a mighty sea ready to rush in at the smallest chink to llti> walls that shut him out from his own. PAPER MONEY CONDEMNED. Exact Language of Jefferson, Webster, Pinkney, Bancroft. The following extracts allow conclusively that Jefferson, (the father of the Democratic party ) Webster, et a I , <lo not favor paper money, as a legal tender, lint want ed gold and silver as legal tender, with currency ( greenbacks ) bot tomed on coin, ('apt Ansley, in Ins quotations garbles Jefferson's words, as one can see by reading the first extract below, and com paring with his from same volume and letter. Jefferson, and the Democratic party of to day, favor greenbacks, Imt not as an exclu sive legal tender money, like Capp A, who quotes from Jefferson’s letters (in a garbled way) written during the war of 18I'J; and Cal houn's speech delivered ditr ng the panic ol 1837, when they (Jeff erson and Cflltionn) did favor re ilcumabli paper money. Itut lor the Democratic party id' today, there would lie no greenbacks in circulation, whereas we now have *J4(I.0(H>,0011, and, Imt for it silver would have remained demonetized from 1878 to the present time and there woud have pcen no real money save gold coin. Those truths can’t he gainsaid Hut without fur ther comment, we give below, the extracts exact, in their proper connection: “Every mu* knows, that although not literally, it in nearly I mu, 'hit ,evevv paper dollar emitted ban ishes it silver one from the eireii Iation. A nation, therefore, mak ing it* purchases and pay merit - with bills litted lor emulation, thrusts an equal sum of coin out of circulation.”—Jcite iso ns wm k>, Vol. VI P. Id!). •'I wish it were possible to ob tain a single amendment to out constitution. I would be willing to depend on that alone for the reduction of the administration of our government to the genuine principles ot the Constitution; 1 mean an additional article, taking from the federal government tin* power ot borrowing. I now deny their power of making paper mon ey or any thing else a legal ten der.”-— Jefferson's works,"N ot. I V P. 200. “Most Unquestionably there is no legal tender, and there can In no legal tender, in this country, under the authority of this gov ernment or any other, but gold and silver coin, either the coinage of onr own mints, or foreign coins, at rates regulated hy congress.”— Daniel Webster. "1 apprehend these general rea sonings wili be found true with respect to paper money: —That experience lias shown, that in ev ery state where it has been prac tieed since the revolution, it al ways carries the gold and the si 1 ver out of the country and im poverishes it.” -Charles Pinckney. f*Paper motley is a corruption of the blood. Or paper money is the dry rot, which silently and un seen consumes the lie mi and ioi-ts which support the house and It floors • * * * In the in terpretation of words a cardinal rule is, to conform to usage. In 17H7 every English dictionary de fined ‘•inonry’’ as metallic coin.”— George llancroft. FOSTER & LOGAN Hardware WEST MAIN ST Presoot', \ ms >s <: K N K If V1. 1)1' Ai.ICKS IN HAKD'W A K K HvCI2L,T^ AN1» M rr < > V IS y*. TINWABJE, AND KIND < I TI,! in l«'irst rl;tHs Tin .Shot m oontif on with (lie stort* .lull. I. HI' PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS CARDS G. 1*. Smoiito. r. MrRup. .1. H. Arnold. Smoots Mcliae & Arnold, ATTORNEYS-AMAW, l.n.i nd colhctini flp.ts, PHKSrOTr, - - ARKANSAS, Practice in nil the courts and mitko col lcctionc in all parts of the state. Arc amenta for the following INSUIC \ \( i: (‘4).MIV\Nli;S: German, of New York.2.502,13(1 00 Underwriter* V^ciuy, N. Y.1.057,112 00 Springfield K. A: M...2,585,«>32 83 Western A'-urai i c <'mnpany...1,422.008 02 New Orient**.875,588 14 Risk* written throughout the county. l*ty (llii houses ntnl farm property in *urcd W. K. Atkixmov. \V. Y Tompkfnn. ATKINSON & TOMPKINS. Lawyers and Insurance Agents. rUK8<OTT, ARK. ^•COLLECTIONS A SPECIALTY •1. M. Montgomery. I>. l». Madden H L. Montgomery. MONTGOMERY. MADDEN i MONTGOMERY ATTORNEYS-AT LAW. PKKSCOTT, - - - - A It h Real estate and insurance atrcnti*. Karin* dwelliitit*, hu-ine.Hs houses to sell or rent. Special and prompt attention given to col lection*. GUY NELSON OOl.LHCTINfi A 8IM0( I U/l'Y. I’iCKsruiT, - - ARKANSAS Will ' I 'll! (!•■■ <’■: I'lilli'rlioim in nil ill t!i. St rt'l-'l milk ti*. r>r W. 0, 'Wiagfleld, riivsrri \n \ni> sri.*(.i:oN I’ltKSrOTT. - - \I!K., Ui-rertfully ~ his pi-iil '—ionnl ‘orvice. to 111.' riti/.rii- ..f Prescott iiinl vicinity. 11’PICK :tt I. *i. 11..i\.-';‘- ■ 1 jo store 'liii iii.' t!i - iltjy .i•:■ 1 it Ills r. -i I Mice ut nicht. R. L. Hinton, M. j>, IMIYSH'IAN VXD SKRCKON PKKSCOTT, AUK Ui-i'l' •' •’ K i t oiul Slr.-ct. Office, with Private ('iiioiiitlt o Hoorn, i West MhIii St rii*t. Dr. E. R, &rsnistead Hespeett'iillj U'Ik'.oi'- hi, PUOKK'SluN A I, SKUVK KS 1 o the r-it !/■ .. .it* 1 *r* ill iiml vicinitv, lie .. 1m‘ fminil at hi- i‘<■'i. 1.■:i -t- nr ut M11 hum’s <]nio »t.>r.-, wli.-n not professionally eltjpieeil. ■J. M. At \ Kit. .1. (i. t'.VUKIMJTOy. A'JXER & CARRINGTON, Carpenters and Builders. PKKSrOTT. --- - AHK Will 1 w u k promptly u:i>l :.liffa<*tor;lyt • •ithrr in « i.y or country. . o Shop on East Front strtvi near W. L. OAJNES* BOOT?SHOEMAKER W J£8l KltllNI .SI Kl ■ :r, INtKSCOTT. - - VRK O. R. F. WHITTEN, Blacksmith AND WAGON NIAKSR, Prescott, - -Aikansas. !tr,i'»:urinj' in wood ami iron <1 »ne prompt* lv. JIOllSKSIlOKlNU A -r'KClALTV. ?j Simp near At 11-mv, c-irn r Kim and Wo4 S • i Istrtv:*. V-Mir pt.'i.m ,-. iteil. \ lit:. Prof. L. WHITE, 1HE CELEBRATED CANCER EEADICATGR. Wit* ► NKVKit HAS i.usl \ < a.-K, ■..!» :c lit* p; Oil i1**. ] • ;1 . V. "! ‘ IV *.*, NV vu'Iji county, Arka. - tV m o,l«t t«> November 10t)>« ls.s7. All Ga-v who arc aiHioMal with (hmi* *r, will •• w<!| t moot him heiv, ns he mav ;t<> hue* to Texas, where he is exporting t*» \ • ii v • a .• many suf ferers. OUACHITA COLLEGE, Arkadelphte, Ark. Kail t»nil l it. JIJ pupils hi.»t year. H pjo-re.- i\• • t-arh. s. T« this m*nie’ato. Full eouwe of . 1'iulor ?ujh r.Ui -n el' State liipth. -i.v. . lion. Sen A for t Utah :-i:e. .1 \\ . CON(i KK, I‘'resident. SUMMER’S hGUSE. < nr. V Front a* I Wnliml Str»., lion . - Alt K l uhh‘> tipplied a■ all i . h the hl**>t . lihln th ‘mark* f ntf«*n| . i’le:. i. neat ftitd < •»titlnj table bt i Term,* reit^oiuiblo. ial attention «rivcn to enmiiier~ ' *' h rial i.ien.