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PIjElED EmTVEDNESM Y, AT DES ARC, PRAIRIE COUNTY, RKANSAS. BY J. 0. MORRILL. TERMS-12 PER YEAR, IN ADVANCE. VOLUME V. DES A11G. A RKA "NT M, OCTOBEE 12, 1.H59._ I M J LI'.K 47. THE DES ARC CITIZEN. TERMS —*2 PER ANNUM, PAYABLE IN ADVANCE. FIFTY numbers making a volume. RATES OF ADVERTISING. Rates of Advertising.—One square (10 lines of this size type) for one insertion, $1; each additional insertion, 50 cents. 1 m. j 2 m. | 3 m. | 6 m. | year^ 1 Square, $2'50|$5 00|$3~00:$10 00_j$15 00 2 Squares, 5 00 S 00|10 0i); 12 00 17 00 3 Squares, 8 OO'lO 00il2 00 15 ho! 25 O0 1-4 Column, 10 00I12 00:15 00! 17 00 30 00 1-2 Column, 12 00 15 OOI17 001 20 00! 40 00 3-4 Column, 15 00 J7 OOjiO 00, 25 001 50 00 1 Column, 18 00 20 00 25 00 30 00: 60 00 (jy Advertisers by the year will bo res tricted to their legitimate business. Advertisements displayed by large type, or In double columns, charged double the above rates. $9- Personal communications charged dou ble the rates of regular advertisements. Legal advertisements will be charged, j for one square or less, first insertion $1, and \ *0 cents per square for each additional inser tion. (jty Announcing candidates for State and District offices, $7; County offices, $5; Town ship, offices $3, invariably In advance. gy Calls on persons to become candidates are charged at the usual rates, except when [ peisons making the calls are subscribers to 1 our paper. Payment in advance. gy Political circulars charged as adver tisements. gy Advertisements not ordered for a spe cified time, will be inserted till forbidden, and All advertising to be paid for quarterly. OUR JOB PRINTING DEPARTMENT. We have supplied ourselves with a good assortment of Printing Material, and are ready to execute all kinds of Job Printing, on reasonable terms. We arc prepared to print Pamphlets, Cata logues, Posters, large or small, Cards, Ball Tickets, Bill Heads, Blapks of every descrip tion, for Clerks, Sheriffs, Justices of the Peace, Constables, Arc. "oreuKKr (Successor to II. I*. Vaugliau,) WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEAL ER IN Atones, Sl)cct jJron, lUirc, &c.: Alsu — Manufacturer oj Tin and Sheet Iron Ware, Suena Vista St., (Opposite Nucleus House,) DES ARC, ARKANSAS. _ ■ ref Having bought the stock on hand and Vfiaterial in this shop, from II. P. Vaughan. . Csq., the undersigned will continue to carry Mu the above business, in all its branches. He ^■as on hand a good stock of CO 0 KIJVG-S TO FES, TIN WARE, Sic., H which lie will sell at Memphis prices. ■VTTERINR AND JO 31 B I N fc! PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO. S jgf A share of the public patronage is re S^Rsfctfullv solicited. _ ■ jun29-6m N. H. BURK. |r. TV PARHAM, ARCHITECT, tABPENTER AND JOINER, I 0 ^ i IlMIuUVV 4U1MU*>U-'*u miymu. imtuu ESPECTFULLY informs the citizens of Des Arc and vicinity, that lie is prepared all work intrusted to his care, with and dispatch. AND DESIGNS OF BUILDINGS ___1 to order, free of charge where he the contract for the same. From his experience, both as an archi and contractor, lie flatters himself that he render entire satisfaction. pm29-tf AND JOINER, AVING permanently located at Des Arc, Arkansas, is prepared to execute all oik in HIS Fine of Business, a satisfactory manner. From his expa* he feels confident that those who favor contracts will have no cause to re it. FIIOM THE COUNTRY, at G. VV. Vaden’s Store, will meet prompt attention. juu29-ly EX. LEUDERST USE, SIGN, AM) FRESCO ES ARC, Ark.—Also, Carriage Painting, Furniture Varnishing, Graining, Papcr &c. All work done in the best style. Shot in the building formerly occu as the “ Citizen” Office, near the Landing. A. S. HARRIS, .« T C IE - .?/ . i U E IS AND JEWELiEH on Buena Vista p o s i t e the Des Arc, Clocks, Watches and with neatness and dispatch, and war to give satisfaction. nov20-tf E. R MCPHERSON, SURVEYOR. persons wishing my services in department of business, will please at Brownsville, Prairie county, call will be punctually filled. >LE -A N D Jflanuffteturer} ARC, ARKANSAS. RESPECTFULLY informs l*fc. fbe citizens of Prairie and counties, that he has on haud, M /l Prepared to manufacture to order, Bridles, Martingales, Bnggy, trriage and Hack Harness, as every other descriptio* of work done in such establishments. Shop on Lyon street, back of Frith &. store. ian21-ly. _ PROFESSIONAL CARDS._ DR. W. A. THOMPSON, Reform Phy sician, late of McLemorcsvillc, Tenn., having located in I)es Arc, Arkansas, respect fully tenders his profesional services, In its various branches, to the citizens and public generally. Office—Ryans & Horne’s build ing, third door up stairs, Buena Vista street. julyl3-ly. TbR. N. L. RAGLAND, having lo cated on Wattensaw, at the residence heretofore occupied by W. B. Means, deceas ed, offers his professional services to the I public. flgjf Call.; promptly attended to. [apr 1-ly. CUMMlN^i’hatrtal pef JL'y manently located at Atlanta, Prairie county, Ark., offers his professional,services to the public. (J5T H aving practiced in hospitals as well j as in families, he flatters himself that he can 1 render satisfaction to his patrons. Jgf Office at Peebles’ Hotel, [apr 1-tf. TbR. J. C. GOODWIN, determined to remain permanently in Des Arc, will continue to treat diseases, both Acute and Chronic in accordance with the most approv- I ed principles of Scientific and Demonstrative Medicine. Ipg* Thankful for the liberal patronage he 1 has heretofore enjoyed, respectfully solicits 1 its continuance. i (jg^* Office at D. P. Black & Co’s., Drug Store. aprill-ly ] l bII. J. L. NEEL, having permanent- i -“^ly located in Des Arc, Arkansas, offers ] his professional services to the citizens of the town and vicinity. Office over Washer, ] Vaughan & Co’s Store. [mar 11-ly. j DR. T. SANDERS, late of Memphis, j having settled in the town of Des Arc, tenders his professional services to the citi zens of said town and vicinity; and, from a long experience in the healing art in the West, flatters himself that he will share their pat ... Prists' r\ V • Pnann Viofn efrnnf « Residence on Woodruff street. deco-tf TAR. W. F. WALSH, having located at j \) Des Arc, offers his Professional Ser vices to the public. £3^” Calls promptly at- ( tended to. may29,1858-ly* ( DR. WM. BETHELL, will continue - the Practice of Medicine in Des Arc, and vicinity. From his long experience in his ] profession, and having resided in Arkansas 1 during the past fourteen years, be hopes to re- 1 ceive a share of the public patronage.— Office at Lane & Watts’s Drug Store. Residence in the building formerly < occupied as the Erwin House.” maj'22-tf T|R. J. J. LANE, will Practice Medi cine in the different branches of the Pro- • fession, and respectfully tenders his services to the citizens of Des Arc and surrounding coun try, hoping to share at least a portion of their patronage. OFFICE—On Buena Vista street. mayl5-tf _. R. S. GANTT. W. J. B KONA UGH - n ANTT & BRONAUGH, Attorneys VT at Law, Brownsville, Arkansas. Will attend promptly to any business confided to t them. septlltf t T ACOB T. MORRILL, Attorney at J Law. Notary Public, and Justice of i the Peace, Clarington, (Sunfish.) Monroe County, Ohio. [ju!27-tf.- - J. K. GATEWOOD... A. MOON. fi at E W O O I) & MOON, Land Agents and Real Estate Brokers. Des Arc, Arkansas. Will attend to payment of taxes, locating Government, Swamp or Mil itary lands. Blanks of evely description al ways on hand. aug3-tf. r p B. KENT, Attorney at I,aw. Des Arc. j L* Arkansas, will practice in the courts of t Prairie, White, Monroe, Arkansas, St. Fran- s cis, Jackson, and Independence counties. Ail (] business intrusted to his care shall meet with prompt attention. £5?* Office on Lyon i street. [jun8-tf s pOBERT K. CROCK. XT, Attorney at LC Law, Mount Adams, Arkansas county, Arkansas. Will practice in the Counties of Arkansas, Monroe, Desha and Prairie. april22-tf.____ L. V" ... P* H. FARR. Vr V A A-r-ron. 1 j' x k v 'AT Law. and Real Estate Agents, | f Clarendou, Arkansas. Will practice in the | counties oi" Monroe, Arkansas, Prairie, tit. a Francis, Jackson and Phillips. Particular attention given to collections. jyl? T E. ' VTEWOOD, Attorney at ,J . Law. Ues Arc, Prairie county, Arkansas. Will prai tic in ihe counties of Prairie. Ar kansas, Monroe, St. Francis, Jackson. White, Conwav, and Pope. He will give prompt at tention' to all business entrusted to him , OFFICE—Over Town Ham.. (Frith’s - New Building,) first door. febl3»tf JW. MARTIN, Attorney at Law, , Ucs Arc, Prairie county. Arkansas. Will j practice in the counties of Prairie, Arkansas, j Monroe, St. Francis, Jackson and White. Prompt attention given to the collection of claims; also, the locating, selling and pay ing taxes on land. fl£r Office on Lyon street. | scpt26-tf __ WILLIAM T. JONES Attorney < at Law, Brownsville, Arkansas. Will 1 practice in the counties of Prairie, Jefierson, . Arkansas, Monroe, St. Francis, Jackson and j 'White. Prompt attention given to the collec- j tion of all claims in the middle and eastern ‘ part of the State. sept2fi-tf j S.Am’l W. WILLIAMS.. L. O. WILLIAMS. ] % VILLI AMS & WILLIAMS, At- 1 * * torney^ at Law, Little Rock, Ar- ' kansas. Office on Markham street. One of our firm will be almost always at Brownsville, 1 where he can be consulted on professional : business, and will give his personal attention i to all matters in Law and Equity, entrusted to them. __dec! J. L. IIOLJ.OWELL..W. D. JACOWAY. HOLLOWELL & JACOWAY, At torneys at Law, Dardanelle. Arkansas. Will practice in the counties of Yell, Perry, Saline, Pulaski, Prairie, Conway and Pope. je26-tf__ . c. A. J UDSON, MANUFACTURER OF DOORS AND SASH, —ALSO— i CONTRACTOR for every description of HOUSE CARPENTER ASD JOINER WORK, &C„ DES ARC, ARKANSAS. -TERMS Cash, unless other satisfajjjjpry* arrange ment is made. Orders from the country promptly attended to. jan S-ly. [ DE8ARC And Stage Office, DES ARC, ARKANSAS. HAVING leased this finely located and well arranged Hotel, formerly the JJCKSOJV HOUSE, he proprietor respectfully inform travelers ind the public generally, that they are pre tiypan d to accommodate ail who may l'avor hrm with theft patronage. They hope, by unremitted care and at ention. to please all. (Jjp”Ogn Chaug :s will be reasonable. J. F. & W. K. WELCH. July 27, 1859.—tf] mla Academy, PRAIRIE_CO., ARK. M*SS E. O. 8AFFORO, PRINOIPAU. rHE exercises of this institution will be resumed on the 1st Monday of September. Terms, per Session of Five Months. himnry Department.$19 00 first Academic Class. 12 00 ic And Academic Class, embracing Al gebra, Geometry, Astronomy, fee ■ ■ 1(5 00 french and Latin. 10 00 tlusic. 20 00 Jse of Instrument. 5 00 ncidental. 50 References —Rev. J. W. Moore, Col. J. (I. Bell. John McIntosh, Oakland Grove; )r. J. N\ Waddell, La Grange, Tenn.j Rev. I. P. Thompson, Bolivar, Tenn.; A. L. Lew 9, Oxford, Miss. aug3-ly. educationalT tTHE third session of the “lies Arc Female Academy,” Eunder the charge and direction of IrMiss BLACK, will be open for the _ reception of pupils on the First donday of September next. Terms, rtn Session oe Five .Months : lithography and Reading.$10 00 lithography, Reading, Writing and Primary Arithmetic.12 00 'he above with Primary Geography and Grammar. 14 00 ligh Branches. lfi 00 nstrumental Music. 25 00 Jse of Instrument. 5 00 (jy Pupils charged fyom time of entering, ml no deduction for withdrawal or absence, xeept in cases of protracted sickness, fins Arc. July 27, 1859.-tf. J. GRIFFITH, BLACKSMITH AND WOODRUFF STREET, Dss At?©., (D©05l Airlko Wagons, Carts, Drays, Wheel-har rows, See., made to j rder on short notice. Repairing and planta ion work done on the usual time for prompt aying ci stomers, (all othersmust pay cash.) (iir^” AH now work must he cash or its quivai-knt. J. GRIFFITH. Des Arc, Ark., Jan. 21, 1850.-ly. BLJCjfSMIT// 1J\'G Wagon and Buggy Making. MARTIN SHETTER, DES ARC, ARKANSAS, mHANKFUL to the ^ | people for their past fa-ju jj I vors.respectftilly announces A O lat he has opened a shop at T. V. Lee’s old land, on Park street, where he is prepared to o all kinds of work in the above line. (Q^Blitcksinithing, wagon and buggy build ig, wheelbarrows, repairing, Ac., done on llori notice. |jgg“Horse-shoeing done promptly, feb 18-tf JOHN McNAMEE, rF .1 I Is .O IS , Des Arc, Arkansas. ^HOP ON BUENA VISTA STREET— 5 west of the “Nucleus House”—where he ;; prepared to execute all kinds of work in is line of business, in a neat and fashionable July 27, 1859.—[tf] "JAMS JOHNSON, & tinsmith, DES ARC, ARKANSAS. n Having permanently located myself, yiZ 1 am prepared to manufacture HUMS. r X PISTOLS, &c., to order. All kinds of Fire-Arms Repaired, n reasonable terms. LOCKS repaired, and KEYS made, u fact, any kind of work in my line will be tamptly attended to. * !f«ST“ Term?—Cash. apr3 1y_ j-’jy.vi; n\ s tcu as: rO THOSE persons who are very par ticular with regard to time, we can now Her Watches perfectly adjusted and regulated, vhich will give entire S AT I j*HF A C TIOSf n time-keeping. We know this by trial? of he watches; we are aiming to supply TIME KEEPERS, and are giving attention espe iatly to the regulation of all our watches, so hat our customers shall not be troubled with aulty, or irregular pieces of machinery, that lave only the appearance of being watches, vhile in fact they ar~ not so. We shall al vays holft ourselves in readiness to make good ivery thing we say in regard to all that we ell. J. E. MERR1MAN & CO., nar25-tf] 253 Main street, Memphis, Tenn. Private Entertainment, BY HENRY JACKSON, ..at the old stand.. DNE MILE WEST OF DES ARC, ( On the Mi in Road to Fort Smith.) STAVING ereccted a large and'jV-— commodious Building, he is now letter prepared, than even heretofore, to ac :ommodate the public with entertainment. His rates of charges are reasonable, ind bis Accommodations are inferior to none. (gg?” He has excellent Stables, and necessary belters for wagons, carriages, &.C. jun29-ly JORDAN BODEMER, SHAVING, HAIR-CUTTING, AND HAIR-DRESSING SALOON. -ALSO SHAMPOOING AND HAIP--DYING, BUENA VISTA Street, west of Nucleus House, Des Arc, Arkansas. octl*5-ly vl. H. QUISENBERRY, DES AKC, AEK., D E A L E R I w 0 ft ai p H © sa ai (S If ®, ni © J DRY GOODS, Hard-ware, Earthen, Queens’, China, and Glass-ware: Shoes and Hoots, Hats, Ready-made Clothing, GOODS, &c., &c. GREAT ATTRACTION! IMMENSE SALE 1WNL0TS IN HOPEFIELD, ARKANSAS. 11HE Trustees for the Memphis and Hope . field Real Estate Association have deter mined to sell out the Lands and close up the business of said Company, and will on the ISth day of October, 1S.19, SELL OUT THE TOWN OF T-IO l3 E FIEL T>. IN LOTS, AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER. HOPEFIELD is destined to be one among the great cities of the West, situated as it is opposite the city of Memphis, Tennessee, on the western bank of the e-reat Mississippi river at the eastern terminus or the Memphis and Little Rock Railrgad, the only railroad in op eration between St. Louis and New Orleans that penetrates the great world west of the Mississippi river, and the road which will in a few years connect llopefield with the Pacific Ocean and the Southern terminus of the St. Louis and Iron Mountain Railroad, being backed by the richest country in the world now so rapidly being opened and put into use ful cultivation. The proprietors deemed it unnecessary for them to say a word to show the public that Hopefield is bound to be the Emporium where the commerce of the Great Western World will center. The Trustees will also sell all the lands belonging to said Company, consisting of about ij,uOU acres within a few miles of Memphis. * G. B. LOCKE & CO., Auctioneers and Real Estate Brokers. J. S. CLAYBROOK. WILLOUGHBY WILLIAMS, scpl4-tds.] Trustees. Refer to B. B. Waddf.i.l, Agent, Union Block, South side of Court street, Memphis. li Very stable. I. ffl. ROBINSON, U E S A U C , ARKANSAS, IS PREPARED to accommo date the public with Horses, Buggies, Carriages, &,c. flSP"Persons aniving at Des Arc by steam boats, will be promptly conveyed to any point in the interior. ’ [juU3-IyJ Family Grocery. HENRY JACKSON,* AT HIS “OLD STAND,” CORNER OK BUENA VISTA AND WOODRUIT STS., I> E S ARC, ARK., CIONTINUES to keep constantly on hand a J full assortment of Family .Groceries, which lie offers for sale at moderate prices, and on reasonable terms. flpgr The highest prices will be paid for Butler, Eggs. Poultry, and all the productions of the. farm and the garden. (E39* His Bar is supplied with the-best of Liquors. (J^“ Remember the “ Or.n Stand.” which i. . u . ... : . i - *1. ... .1 jun29-ly A Well-Improved Farm F OH SALK. THE undersigned offers for sale liis finely located and well-iinproved Farm, situated in Prairie county, in Caroline township, twen ty-live miles west of Des Arc, and four miles from Atlanta. It contains SIX HUNDRED AND SIXTY ACRES, about one hundred of which are ill cultiva tion. On the premises are a good two-story dwelling-house and four negro houses ; a fine barn, stables, &c. ; together with one of the best wells of water in the country. This farm is well known as the “Erwin Place.” For further particulars, and for the conditions of sale and terms of payment, ap ply to the subscriber, at Des Arc. Arkansas, ju! 13-tf A. S. ERWIN. Diamonds and Pearls! OUR assortment of Jewelry never was bet ter in the above line; Finger Rings from $6 to $300, Breast Pins from $10 to $20Cf, Ear Rings to match, Buttons, Sleeve Links, &c., Sic. All of the best styles, and at as low prices as can be afforded. J. E. MERRIMAN &CO., mar 25-tf] 253 Main street, Memphis, Tenn. ATLANTA HOTEL” BY J. J. PEEBLES, Atlanta, Prairie Co., Ark., HAVING leased this finely located Public House, and re-fitted it entire, I am pre pared to accommodate the traveling public. WT he stage office of Messrs. Chidester, Reeside &, Co’s., U. S. Mail Line from Des Arc to Fort Smith is kept at this house. A19o, passengers from Des Arc to Little Rock, will he forwarded by Hanger’s Stage Line from Batesville to Little Rock. [decll-3to. NUCLEUS HOUSE, BY nits. A. J. BOOTH, Eos Arc, Arlxansns. HAVING determined to retain this House, the public will be accommodated on the following terms : Board and Lodging, per week.$5 00 Board without Lodging, do. .$3 50 Board, per day.$1 50 Supper, Lodging, and Breakfast.$1 00 Single Meal, J Suppcr> or Breakfast.. 25 *,*,* My utmost exertions will be used to please all who may favor me with their pat ronage. [dec4tf.] A. J. BOOTH. COMPENSATIONS. Let tis say be cheerful, Whatsoe’er betide ; Life is not all tearful, TISeWjjb♦sunny side. Vernal zephyrs banish w^ffcei’s frosts afar; Midltfght’s spoctres vanish With the morning star. Every deep depression. With its chills and blights, Has a compensation In the neighboring heights. Birds of plumage plainest Lift till- sweetest song ; Pangs that rack the keenest Seldom tarry long. Oft the richest uses Come from humblest things, As the marsh produces Tribes of brilliant wings. Larks, at Heaven’s gate singing, Nestle in the corn ; Mountains, proudly springing, Were in valleys born. Churn’d from occan-chatnber, ’Mill the tempest’s roar, See the precious amber Thrown upon the shore 1 So each stormy trial Yields us fruits of good, Wisdom, self-denial, Strength and fortitude. Ravens once did cater To Elijah’s need ; And a fish for Peter Tribute-money paid. There's a charming story, How the widow’s cruse, Blest by prophet hoary, Poured an overplus. Thorniest afflictions Sharper might have been 5 Healing benedictions Mitigate the pain. See the ark rise higher, With the swelling flood : Ever drawing nigher To the Mount of God ! ’Tis a sight of beauty, When a noble heart Bravely does its duty, Though each fibre smart. Courage, Faith and Patience, Principles divine, In the worst vexations. Like the rainbow shine. MOSCOW AND ITS BELLS. Tile Russians have a penchant for bells in general, which rises to the quality of solemn reverence for large bells. In a building, adjoining the grand tower of St. John the Great, there is one bell, weigh ing 219,000 EnglisB pounds. It is only rung once a year, and upon occasions of coronation. The strength of six men is required for pulling the hammer one side to give the strokes. The great bell itself remains to be noticed. This now rests upon a pedestal raised four feet above the ground, in front of the tower. Its exact height is 20 feet and 7 inches. It mea sures about 18 feet across the base and is just 2 feet thick, weighing 438,000 pounds (English.) I do not recollect having anywhere met with a correct history of this bell. There is a tradition very prevalent among the people of Russia that it once hung in the tower, from which it fell and was broken. An account generally cred ited in our country says the bell was hung on a temporary wood frame, which was burnt with the Kremlin, the bell falling with such force as to break it and bury it in the earth. Perhaps you may remem ber the picture in the old school geogra phy, representing it as mounted upon a frame, say sixty feet from the ground, with an anny of men lugging at the ham mer. The truth is the hell was never any further from the ground than at present. The inscription in raised letters upon its surface tells its weight, and that it was cast in 1793, during the reign of the Em press Juanavana. The mould, or form of the bell, was made in the ground, and lit tle cupalos for fusing the immense mass of metal were set up in every direction wunin me ivremim. ±ue uummuu jieu pie were invited to take an interest in the affair, and they came up to Moscow by thousands and lens of thousands, bearing their contributions of copper. When at length the requisite amount of metal was gathered, and all was ready, the fires were lighted and the metal rivers began to flow. Scarcely lmd they ceased, when the anxiety of the multitude to see the new wonder became so great us to overpower the discretion and qpiomon sense of the managers, and they stupidly began to un cover it. The cold air coming in contact with its surface, and causing unequal con traction. it soon cracked in all directions, one piece weighing several tons ultimate ly becoming entirely detached. No soon er was the mischief discovered, than the earth was hustled back to conceal it, and in due lime orders were given to let the monster remain in its position, every oth er but the true reason being assigned therefor. And there it did remain for 103 years, when it was again uncovered ; three generations of men having passed away, and there beiug none left to doubt the silly stories which the ignorant and superstitious priesthood are forever weav ing around everything calculated to in spire the awe of the multitude. It was finally placed as now in 1856, by order of Emperor Nicholas, given several years before. The broken piece is out of place, resting against the pedestal. The other cracks are quite obvious to a iarelul ob server extending vertically up : .e sides. —[Cor. Springfield Republican. -The German Wieland thougt that ‘•'Love’s metaphysical effect began with the first sight and ended with the fiirst kiss.” -Half the logic oE misgovernment lies in this one sophistical dilemma : If the people are turbulent, ’they are unfit for liberty j if they are quite, they are unfit for liberty. -True felicity is, when any one is as happy as to find out and follow what is the proper bent of his genius, and turn all his en deavors to exert himself according as that prompts him. AFFECTING ANECDOTE On one* of the many bridges in Ghent stand two large brazen images of father and son; who obtained this distinguished mark of the admiration of their fellow-citi zens by the following incidents :—Both the father and the son were, for some offence against the Stale, condemned todie. Some favorable circumstance appearing on the side of the son, he was granted a remission of his sentence, under certain provisions; in short, he was offer'd a pardon, on a cruel and barbarous condition—namely, that lie would become the executioner of his father! He at first resolutely refused to preserve bis life by means so fatal and detestable. This is not to be wondered at, for let us hope, for the honor of our nature, that there are very few sons who would not have spurned with abhorrence liie sustained on a condition so horrid and un natural. The son, though long inflexible, was at length overcome by the entreaties of a fond father, who represented to him that, at all events, his (the father’s) life was forfeited, and that it would be the greatest possible consolation for him in his last moments to think that in his death he was an instrument of his son’s preserva tion. The youth consented to adopt the horrible means of recovering his life and liberty; he lifted the axe—but, as it was about to fall, his arm sunk nerveless, and the axe dropped from his hand! Had he as many lives as hairs, he could have yielded them all, one after another, rather than again conceive, much less perpetrate such an act. Life, liberty, everything vanished before the dearer interests of filial affection : he fell upon his father’s neck, and embracing him, triumphantly exclaimed, “My father! my father! we die together!” and then called for anoth er executioner to fulfil the sentence of law. Hard must their hearts indeed be—bereft of every sensation of humanity—who could stand insensible spectators of such a scene. A sudden peal of involuntary ap plause, mixed with groans and sighs, rent the air. The execution was suspended ; and on u simple report of the transaction to the authorities, both wet e pardoned. High rewards and honors were conferred on the son: and finally those two admi rable brazen images were raised to com memorate a transaction so honorable to human nature.—[Reynolds. The New French Wheelbarrow.— The new wheelbarrow, which is worked by the men employed to repair the dama ges occasioned by the fetes in the gardens of the Tuileries, is attracting much atten tion. The novelty of the machine consists in the two legs of the barrow being re placed by two wheels smaller than the one in front, and which are fixed immediately under the body of the barrow. The han dles are raised so as to be on tr level with the hands of the workman ; and thus, up on a level road, a slight push is ull that is necessary for the transport of the heaviest load. The three wheels being almost close together, the act of turning the bar row in the smallest space becomes as easy as possible. The workman has but to lean on one of the handles, and the front wheel is lifted from the ground, leaving the barrow free to be maneuvered like a common hand-cart. PROVERBS FOR THE MILLION. Always put off till to morrow what you can do to-day, for by that means you will have •time to think how you can do it best with the least inconvenience to yoursell. Never do any man a favor. You will thus avoid being pestered with a superflui ty of false professions of eternal friendship, gratitude, and all that balderdash. XL yuu UU11UW luuuvy UCVU |)uy IV. You can console your conscience by the belief that if the lender had really needed it you wouldn’t have got it; ergo, this money was of uo use to him, and if you hadn’t borrowed it he would have spent it foolishly. Take care of the cents and dollars will take care of themselves—providing you get them. Never neglect to pick up a dollar in preference to a cent. Don’t pick up either if you cau’t find them. Get all the credit you can but never trust any one. By this process you can speedily acquire a fortune. Always consider that you are better than anybody else. Woman is weatr. Remember this. Never give your wife anything that will strengthen her ; and especially avoid pleas ing her. By pleasing her you encourage her in thinking that you married her all for love and not to have your old clothes washed and mended. Economy is not the road to wealth; be cause if you are economical and save your money, what benefit is it to your neigh bor, who lives and tries to get rich off your expenditures ? Never study econo my until you are unable to do anything else. If you are wealthy you have no need of economy—if you are in poverty, economy is useless, for you have nothing to save. A Paragraph for Bovs.—It is one of the besetting sins of young men in this extravagant age, to endeavor to get rid of work by seeking lazy employment; and the consequence is that many of them turn out worthless vagabonds. Boys, avoid this whirlpool as you would a plague spot; banish from you the dangerous desire to live without work. Labor is honorable, dignified—it is the parent of health, wealth, and happiness : look upon it as an invalua ble blessing, and never as u burden or curse. Shun idleness and sloth. Pursue some honest calliug, and be not ashamed to be useful. —————»- ♦ ♦ -A dentist at work at his voca'ion alway s looks down in the month. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS. -In old times, the borrower was said to be “the servant of the lender ;” hut the rela tions of the two seem to be reversed in these days. -Old men’s lives are lengthened shadow-; their evening sun falls coldly on the earth, but the shadows all point to the morning. -“While we live let us live,” is an old maxim much admired by fast liver«, men who live a month per week and die of their three score and ten, at .twenty-five. -We rend of one virtuous Jos“pb ; fin’ there are a good many silly one*.—fellow * who when warmly wooed by fortune, lire from her embrace half-naked, and live so for ever afterwards. -There are some persons in the world who never pern^t us to love them except when they arc absent; as, when present, they chill our affection by showing a want of apprecia tion of it. -“Why, Bridget,” said her mistress, who wished to rally the girl for the amuse ment of her company, upon the fantastic or namenting of a huge pie—“ Why, Bridget, did you do this? you’re quite an astist; how did you do it?” “Indade, mum, it was myself that did it,” replied Bridget. “Isn’t i^purty, mam? I did it with your false teeth, mum.” -A great good, and a right mind is a kind of divinity lodged in flesh, and may lie the blessing of a slave as well as a prince ; it came from heaven nnd to heaven it must re turn; and it is a kind of heavenly felicity, which a pure and virtuous mind enjoys in some degree, even upon earth.—[Seneca. --‘Mother here’s Zeke fretting the baby. Make it cry again, Zeke, then mother will give him some sugar and I’ll take it away from him, then he’ll squall and mother will give him some more, and you can take that, and we’ll both of us have some.” -Physicians in India raise blisters with red hot irons, and dress them with cayenne pepper. If such treatment does not make people “smart,” we don’t know anything that would. -The earth is a tender and kind mother to the husbandman; and yet at one season be always harrows her bosom, and at another he plucks her cars. -Our passions are like convulsion fits, which, though they make us stronger for the time, leave us the weaker after. -We notice in one of our New York ex changes, the arriyal of a great big ship load— seven hundred tons burthen—of hoops of Pa risian manufacture. Let the girls piepare to ■spread themselves. -“Married people,” says Dean Swift. “for being so closely united, are but the apter to cease loving, as knots, the harder they are pulled break the sooner.” -Men’s lives should be like the days, more beautiful in the evening; or like the seasons, aglow with promise, and the autumn rich with golden sheaves, where good words and deeds have ripened on the field. -A sanctified heart is better than a silver tongue ; a heart full of grace is better than a head full of notions; a man may be a great scholar, and yet be a great sinner. Happiness.—There are two things which will make us happy in this life, if we attend them. The first is, never to vex ourselves about what we cannot help ; and the second, never to vex ourselves about what we can help. -A little girl, after returning from church. were she saw a collection taken up forthefii>i time, related what took place, and among other thu gs she said, with all her childish inno cence, that a man passed round a plate that; had some mouey on it, but she did’nt tak • any. -Ike came home from school very in. h agitated because he coutd uot uuderstaihe principles of allegation, as laid down in Lie . - leaf “There, dear,” said Mrs Paitn., “don’t fret about it; you must tell the tael; that you ain’t no alligator, and 1 know h relinquish you.” The lad was comforted cordingly. -The question was addressed to a land lady by an eccentric genius. Stepping into the door, he observed: “Will you, ma'am give me a drink of water, for I am so hungry I doiPt know where to stay to-night.” We doubt whether more meaning could be em bodied in so few words. --»-•»-». Aces or oua Public Men.—President Buchanan will be 58 years of age on the 15th of November next; Vice Presidetr Breckinridge will lie 39 years of age m. the 16th of January next; Lewis Cass i> nearly 77 years old; Stephen A. Douglas was 46 years of age on the ‘23d ol April last; Simon Cameron is in his 60th year; Jefferson Davis is 54 years old ; Caleb Cushing is in his60th year; Howell Cobb will be 44 years old on the 7th of Sep tember next; William H. Seward is in his58th year; Franklin Pierce is 54 years old; Robert Field Stockton is nearly 60 years of age; John C. Fremont was 46 years old on the 7th of January last; John Bell is 62 years old ; John J. Crittenden will be 73 years old in September next; Alexander H. Stephens was 47 years old in February last; James L. Orr was 37 years old on the 12th of May la-'11 Jesse P. Bright is in his 47th year; Augustus C. Dodge is about 47 years old; James Shields is 49 yours old ; Isaac Toney is 61 years old; Henry A. Wise is m his 53d year; Robert M. T. Hunter is nearlv 50 years of age; Robert Toombs was 49 years old on the 2d of July last; Edward i Everett was 61 years old in April last; John M. Read is over 50 years of age; Daniel S. Dickiusou will be 59 years ol* on the 11th of September next; Horan Seymour is about 50 years of age; Job Slidell is in his 66th year; Nathaniel i Bunks was 13 years uS«J last January. i