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“Castor! a is so Troll Adapted to children that I recommend it ft* superior to any prescription known to me." II. A. Archer, M. I)., Ill So. Oxford St., lirooklju. N. Y. CaAtoria euros Colic, ConstipAtlnn, Sour Stoiiiui li, Diarrhtra. Knc-tation, Kills Wimiu, glTos sloop, and promote* di gestion, Without injurious medication. The Centaur Company, .. Murray btroct, n. i. JEROME P. DUFFIE FINE FURNITURE, Wall Paper, WindowShades ,PictureFrames, AND A FI IX LINE OF UNDERTAKER’S GOODS. Hope. - - -^.rlrcxrisas. w. R. CROSSETT, Palace Drug Store, Pure Drugs and Best Patent Medicines. PFUFl MliUV AN 1> T01LKT SUPI'LIKS. Druggist’s Motions, Spectacles and Jewelry. CIGARS AND SMOKERS’ SUPPLIES HOPE, - ARKANSAS. __ ToSTei & LUGAf] HDW CO West Main St., PRESCOTT, ARK. GENERAL DEALERS IN All kinds Of X HARDWARE, STOVES *'■ TINWARE, MILL and FARM Machinery. WHITEWATER WAGONS. A Kiust-Ci.ass TIN SHOP rim in connection with store, in which all kinds of tin work, repairing, etc., will he done neatly and cheaply. Furniture! Furniture!! LAUGH STOCK. AT LOWEST l’Ult ES, in our new furniture store on the upper Hour of our new brick building. We sell hardware and fur niture as low as the lowest. Call and see us, m new two-story brick, W est Main street w. B. WALLER DKALKU IN— ELM"STR EET, PRESCOTT. ARK. -O Clothing and Shoes a specialty -O Will pay the highest market price for cotton. Handle Flour, Corn and MejU.h ear lot*, and will give low prieo* .... s» 1 . , Morthah* always on hand,and wi •• 11 as cheap a.s the cheapest. . I». W At.El.ft —r— 3 DAILY TRAINS c Between SI. Louis and the southwest FREE RECLINING CHAIR CARS. And Pullman Ballet Sleeping Car Direct connections in St. Louis l n ion Depot and Memphis with through lines to all points in the ISTcrtla 6c East 11. C. TOWNSEND, <J. P. & T’kt. Agt. St. Louis. Mo. IV We furui*ll r*i l your *pu ■•|iu>e . i.r !«!.« line iiiiliihlv. by iIiimu i f ^ • r oW| ar.il In thvtr »**•!• 'i r they 11' f. Auy k Veil • HU rlovH* •' nm w «nk>*f. i' xk mill le'ie, ruli ; 41., .II.IMA, .imL Stainton & McSwaio, EMMET, ARK. Dij Goods, Groceries, Clothing, Notions, Shoes, Hats, Caps, etc. Our stock of general merchandise is full mil complete, ami we propose to sell at prices as low as the lowest. Live ami let live is our motto. No use to make a long Lip to t’roscott or Hope anti lose time for nothing, when gootls can be bought of us just as cheap. Will give you first-class goods and deal squarely. LOW PRICES WIN! ]\ And we feel confident we can givt t oil as much for a dollar as any oth cr merchant. Will be glad to servt our farmer friends anti the puhlit .generally. Mr W <1 l.arton is now with us. anil will be pleased to set his friends. Dru^s and Medicines. \\ e alsu keep an assorted stock oi pure, standard tlrugs anti patent mod cines. Respectfully, S L'AIN l’< )N a McSW UN. AT LAST. II* i lily hiHiil wfl* ilaspis! in hi*; Hut, with n loTiT’i foolish drcnrl, •* i , H me you Io\ in*-, ill nr," hr cried. “You know it now," i*hi- *ui'l. •'IVrliiipM—hut TIM. mr,’dmrr(*| love," Hit * unity hi*ml ilroo|H»il *wcctly low, And hi*l upon hi> bciitlng heart; Hie whi>»|H*r< d : “Now you know." ••Hut it, ih-nr." Around l»i** neck (Mu roumini arm crept pcntly nl*m ; Sin- uiuriiiureil, Ik- stooped to hear, “Von can not ifKi.r hut know." “lint let me hear you say it, love." Her lips pursed up a pretty pout, She stamped her foot—"1 love you! there! 1 ho|H* you've found it out." — (.I. T. Newcomb. A SUBSTITUTE. Wc lived in the little village of (Hu ron. At least our house was in the village, and the forty-aero farm ran hack to the banks of Lash creek, which was our southern boundary. Our family consisted of father, mother, brother Ralph, and me. Ralph had enlisted in [a company of infantry, organized about Obcron in 1801, though only twenty years of age. No one thought the war would last long, and father said it was the duty of all loyal citizens to assist, in putting down the rebellion. So we felt proud of our Ralph when lie bade up good-bye, and the com pany marched out of town in their new blue uniforms, and with their glittering muskets, though tears were iu all our eyes. “Don’t cry,’’ said father, “Ralph will he back by har vest time.” But Ralph wasn’t hack for a year, and when he did come he had left one arm behind him on the battle field. IIis soldier days were over. It was in the spring of ’f>2, and I was JUSl Bl'Vl'Uiui'ii uiu. lialpb’s constitution was very much shattered, and it was fully a year before he could do any work. Then, of course, lie couldn’t do much on the farm, so father mort gaged it for five hundred dollars and sent Ralph to Cincinnati to study medicine. He said: “Myhoy must have work that can be'douc with one arm.’’ Ralph had been gone less than three months when the first draft was made, aud father was drafted. He was just within the limit, as he had not quite completed his forty fifth year. lie couldn’t go and leave no one at home but mother and me; so he found a substitute, and to pay him mortgaged the farm for five hundred dollars more. The two debts worried father greatly. A man named Joel Gritlin, who lived in the village, held both mortgages. He was the owner of a grist-mill, and it was said that he made most of his money by robbing the farmers in taking toll. He was as old as father, and a dried-up lit tle man, always winking and blink ing. He used to cross the road to keep from meeting him, but he seemed to try to meet me; and he would put out his hand, which, of course, I couldn’t refuse to take. "Good morning, MissNcttie; you look positively charming this morn ing: you do, indeed. l)oyou know, Miss Nettie, if I wasn’t so old I’d be looking for a wife; I would, indeed. Yes, and 1 wouldn’t look far, Miss Nettie; no, 1 wouldn’t look far.’’ The mortgages were drawn for one year. Grillln had told father he wouldn’t loan the money for a longer term, but that if the interest was paid promptly he would take new notes and extend the mortgage another year. Father died before the first mort gage fell due, three months after en gaging his substitute. Ralph came home to the funeral and remained only about two weeks, lie spoke ol giving up his studies and trying to work the farm, but neither mother j nor 1 would listen to that. “Why, how will you ever manage I to meet those mortgages?” asked ! Ralph. “1 don't know. Ralph.” mothei j had replied, "11111 the Lord will pro vide a way.” “When are they due?” inquirer Ralph. Mother got out father’s ac count book. The first was due May 17, 18(54, the second July 25, 18(54. “It will be nearly two years yet before 1 can hope for a diploma, and it will take some time to build up f practice. 1 trust if we can managt | till then our troubles will be over.' Ralph went back. In January there was another draft which took our hired man, John (lober, and mother and I were left alone on the farm. About a week after John ! Lober had been drafted 1 was sitting in the front room sewing when 1 heard a step on the piazza, and as I looked out I saw a young man step ping up to the front door. I opened the door when lie knocked. "is this the Morris farm?” he asked. "It is,” I replied. I am looking for work.” said he. • and heard that the hired man here bad been drafted, and I thought you might want another." “I’ll call mother,” said I; “come j in,” and I gave him a chair. Moth-, er came in pretty soon and said : | “Yes, we do need a hired man if any one ever did, for we’re all alone on the farm with horses, and cattle, and hogs to look after, and a crop to put in in the spring—that is, if we don’t lose the farm—but you don’t look as if you could do farm work. How old are you ?” “Twenty-three was the answer. “What is your name?" said mother. “George Marvin,” he replied. “I haven’t been in the country long. My father was killed in the service; my mother has since died. My only sister is living with an uncle in Brad ford. I enlisted, but the examining physicians wouldn’t accept me. They said something was wrong with my lungs, but I don't believe it. I ! guess I look so white from being in the house so much. I’ve been writ ing a book for the last three months, and now I want outdoor exercise.” “Writing a fiddlestick!” said mother; “you’re throwing away your time. Can you milk cows?” “I can try,” said George. “Well, that’s something,” said mother. “Nettie can show you how. You can stay, but I can’t tell you what we can pay you till we see what you can do.” So (Ieorge Marvin became our hired man. I liked George from the first, but lie didn’t know much about farm work, though lie soon got used to it, and it brought color iuto his checks. Joel Griffin had been at our house pretty often since father’s death, though I generally managed to es cape from the room and leave him to talk with mother. 1 thought he was uneasy about his money. One even ing after he had gone mother called me in and said: “Nettie, what do you think? All our troubles are nt an end—mortgages paid and all.’’ “Why, mother, how is that?” asked 1. “Girl,” said mother, “you don’t know your good fortune. Joel Grif fin has asked me for your hand.” “And what did you answer him, mother?” “Answer him,” said mother, “how could I answer him but one way? I gave him my consent and told him your answer would probably be tlie same as mine, and he’s coming to morrow night for your answer. lie says he'll release both the mortages if you’ll become his wife.” “Well,” said I, “I never will, that's sure. I hate him. “You’ve got everything in your hands,” said mother. “You can save this property to yourself and Ralph and me in my old age, insure your brother’s finishing his studies and getting his diploma. You know with one arm he never could succeed in life without a profession. You can marry a man who loves you, and is able to give you a good home, and can take care of yen, or you can see us all homeless in the street. Re sides,” she added, “you love no one else,” do you?” “I don’t know,” said I, “but 1 don’t love Joel Griffin, and he's old enough to be my father besides.” “Well,” said mother, “you know the result if you refuse him. ’ and she left the room. Sure enough the next evening Joel was there. Mother called me in and left the room. “Miss Nettie,” said Joel, “your mother has probably told you that 1 want to marry you I have had that notion for some time, but you always seemed to try and keep out of my way. Now, your mother lias given her consent, and if you say yes I'll get the license to-morrow.” “1 don’t love you, Mr. tiritlin,” said I. “Well, that doesn't make any dif ference,” said he; “probably in time you will. You know those mortgages are due in May and July, and both of them shall be released if you will promise to marry me.” “Suppose 1 don’t marry yon?” said 1. “Why, then,” said he, “of course you can't expect any favors from me. The mortgages will hare to be paid when they are due. or I'll have | to foreclose and sell you out.” The evening of the 1st of April Joel came, and when mother called | me into the room he said: “Well, Nettie, hare you decided?” He did not wait for even mother to o,, out. I “Yes, I have decided,” said 1. “What is your decision?” “If either mortgage is not paid when it is due,” said I, “I will mar ry you the next day.” Time yassed on, so fast! The i evening of the 1st of May 1 was sit ting in the front room thinking how near the 17th was, and what a fate awaited me. for I knew there wa- no | help for it. I must either ri.arn J Joel or we must lose our home. George eame in,anil found me crying. “Now, Miss Nettie.” said lie, “please tell me your troubles.” “George, you can do no good.’ “Please toil me. for you are wor-j rviug yourself to death over some thing, and you can’t lell hut 1 may j be of some use.” So I told him all—of the power of Joel Gridin, and how L loathed him. “The infernal scoundrel!’ said George. “You shall never marry him.” “I'll have to, (ieorge, said I. “or we’ll lose our home. I can’t see mother homeless in her old age, and Ralph, too, would have to give up his profession.” George sat still a moment; Mien he said : “Don’t worry : take things; easy. Something tells me you will j never marry Joel Gridin. The 10th of May, I believe, will rescue you. Time sped on rapidly till the 10th of May. George went to the county j scat early that morning. About five o’clock in the evening 1 heard a step on the piazza and looked out of the , window. It was George Marvin, in a uniform of blue. ••What!” 1 ask- \ ed him, “have you deserted us in our trouble and enlisted?” And 1 < know the tears sprung to my eyes. “No,” said George, “and 1 never j will desert you, though 1 am now a Union soldier. There was another draft today and Jerome Harvey, the banker, was drafted. For twelve hundred dollars I became his sub stitute. This time, thank God! they accepted me. Here, Nettie, take this envelope. It's all there. Pay off the mortgage, and be free.” I needn’t tell you that George Marvin became Joel Grillith’s sub stitute, and mv name has been Net tie Marvin many years. Ralph mar ried George’s sister Nell. Now O beron has many thousand inhabitants. Ralph is its leading phy.-ician, and my George its leading lawyer. George’s book was a success. Moth er is living yet on the old homestead though the city has spread all over the old farm that was saved by my substitute.—II. K. Scott, in Chicago News. FOR DYSPEPSIA, Indirection, and Stomach disorders use IIROWX’S IRON HITTERS. All dealers keep it. SI per little. < Jenuine has trade mark aud eru&sed fed lines on wrapper. When Baby was sick, wn pare her Costorla. When she was a Child, she cried for Cast«»ria. When she became Miss, she chin* to Castoria. When she had Children, she gave them Castoria A few very pointed reasons wh v Cheat ham's (’hill Tonic will l*e a great .«.uc«-es>: It i« absolutely free from all deleterious ingre diants; as pleasant to the ta-te as hotnv; an absolute and never failing cure for all mala rious complaint*. (iuuranteid to cure. What more could you a*k.’ For >ale by Hugh Moneriof. if rom n.u k Acnrs. Or you ure nil worn out, r< hI’y g *• •« 1 f< r noth ing. it is general debilitv I ry if H O H A \S / l( n A /HIT i: us. It will cure you, cleanse your liver, and giva u good appetite Down goes the price of furniture, J. 1’. Duille of Hope, will for llie j next •'«<) days, sell furniture lower than ever before known in Arkansas. Don’t fail to see him before von buy. «A RACE WITH HEATH!” Among tho namdi--s heroes, none nre more worthy of martyrdom than lie who rode down the valley of the < onemaugh, warning the people ahead of the Johns town flood. Mounted on a powerful ! horse, faster and faster went the rider, but the flood was swiftly paining, until It caught the unlie ky horseman and swept on, grinding, crushing, annihila ting both weak and strong. In the same way is di-wi-e lurking near, like unto the sword of Damocles, ready to fall, without warning, on its victim, who allows hi -'.stein to be come clogged up. and hD blood poi soned, and thereby hi- health endan gered. To eradicate tln-s, poisons from the system, no matter what their name or nature, and save yoiir-elf a sp.II of malarial, typhoid or bilious fever, or eruptions, swellings, tumors and kin dred disfigurements, ke, p the liver and kidneys In althv and vigorous, by the me of Dr. I’ierei■’* <n 5P-deal Dis covery. b die only 1 lood-puriflcr sold on trial. Your money is returned if it doesn't do exactly i - re, om ■ listed- A coucentrati 1 vegetable i xtrn t. Sold by druggists, in large hot tic-, at $1.00. Notice to ( mih aeturs. Separate sealed proposals are invited and will De received in the u ler.ie. ■■ I coni n',i»«iuncrs, at the , fli.,!' tle-c-iieim. clerk, in l'reseott, up to 10 o'clock a. m., mi the 2Mh dny of February, !"!il. for tin follow ing repairs and improvements on the court house in Nevada county, \ V Stepping a leak in the room, replacing a glass m tin front floor of tin.. on,, thing > in-b ,\vs in court,grand jury and petit jut;, room-, and the cleik’s uiel s! , rill "Hi *, r--pa!ring one ctiimney ami building a bri-k vault, specifi cations of which are now <■ n tile in said clerk's office. The Contract "ill he let t , tv lo vest re sponsible |,i.)d- r tie , ! ■ il tractor will be required t. enter int.. I 1 with ap proved security, lortlie t ,. 1 I i p, fornmnee of said w,,rk and it , inpb ti i, by July I, IK'» 1 - I'avnient- f,r -., i repair- will he made at the nc»t 1,-nii the i,unity court after their completion , • ! ., • , j • m , The right to I jc t an) ,nd ail bids that may be made for -aid ri-p., r- i, i, tained by commission Is. When a bid i accepted ■aid cornmis ioiu r- will ei.t.-r into a eontrnet with the bidder. Hi,, i niti«t unit'll I M lies-.mv, I -1 \i x S It, •fan y J7. I tl. < oiiim!. io, , , . Returned to t|is First Love! Mr. Price Cantiey, whom everybody in Prescott and vicinity knows, has been com missioned by the owners of the to sell, Lind to worth of goods been reduced sell quickly, every dollar’s in the house. Prices have below the original cost on many items, while every article will be sold far below any price ever before known in Prescott. A large assortment of fine dress goods has just been added and have filled in with a new lot of staple dry goods and shoes. Gentlemen in search of wearing ap parel cannot fail to find what they want in this stock. We are selling $20 suits for $12. 16 suits for 10. 14 suits for 8. 10 suits for 6. 1.50 shirts for 1.00. 1.25 shirts for .75. 3.00 hats for 2.00. 2.00 hats for 1.25. $1.50 hats for $1.00. 5.00 shoes for 3.50. 4.00 shoes for 2.50. 3.00 shoes for 2.00. 2.00 shoes for 1.50. 1.50 shoes for 1.00. 3.00 boots for 2.00. Ladies, look at these prices: Standard calico, .... 5 cents. Standard ginghams, . ... H cents. Standard bleached domestic, - s cents. 81.25 Henriettas, .... 75 cents. 81.00 French Henriettas, - - 65 cents. 815.00 French Dress Patterns, - 80.50. S1H.oo French Dress Patterns, 811.00. A good assortment of cheap worsteds, 8c., lOc., 15c. and 25c. Elegant silk, linen and cambric handkerchiefs at half price. 82.00 silk hose, ..... 8l-2,>. 1.00 cashmere hose, .... .65. 75c cashmere hose. .... .50. 50c cashmere hose, .... .35. 50c cotton hose, .... .35. 40c cotton hose, ..... .25. 35c cotton hose, .... .20. 25c cotton hose, ..... .15. Cloaks and jackets at manufacturer’s cost. A large line of men’s and bov's overcoats at half origi nal prices. Now is the time for country merchants to replenish their stocks. It will pay you to see these goods as they must be closed out immediately PRICE CANTLEY. At Blakely’s old stand. mam r \« 11 ok Rough and Dressed Lumber, Prescott, - - Ark. Wc arc prepared to supply, on demand, lumber for build* linjLf and all other purposes, at reasonable rates. Flooring, Ceiling, Siding, Finishing and Dimension Lumber. All orders promptly filled. Will sell to the local trade or ship to any point desired. Prices and terms made known on application. tyCs.* Office for the present at R. I.. Powers’ real estate iand loan office, on hast Front street. W. G. Harrington, Manager. ■I M I) vv i•*. .1 .1 Mi 1,1 uk. V M Datih J. M- Bouis MoLure \ Co., OEALGRS IN HARDWARE and FURNITURE. Have in stock a complete line of UNDKRTAKERS’ GOODS, including meta'ic cases. Huy stoves, nails, furni ture, sash,and doors in car load lots. A full line of mill fix tures and mill supplies. Am prepared to cut and lit pipe. Keep machinists and carpenters, tools. Also a line lot of saddles, bridles, collars, breeching, whips, etc. Glassware, qucensware, crock jars, and many other things we can’t men tion. Call and see us at WALDO, ARKANSAS. IH.AK. MoTVjlTTjI.IOIV WITH WOLF & 8RO., I m porters hi id Wholesale dealers in iDry Goods, Notions, Bools and Shoes, Etc *T. I.III'IH, >1 K >1 IMI I u, i INCINNiTI INK N’K iV O'tl.K V\-i I’lilCl'S DUPLK'.VTNI* Nos. 224 & 226, Main St., LITTLE ROCK,.ARKANSAS. New York ul!kt> Mro'iitwuv.