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N. B. «AI«. Kdltor. 1)ES A K(,A UK A NSAS, MARCHS. lSftK. Notice to Correspondents. All communications addressed to this Office must be plainly written on one side ol’ the paper, and the authors name must invariably accompany each article. We j will accept or reject all manuscript as our judgment dictates. WHAT OF THE TIMES. What is to be our destiny ? This is no ' idle question or meaningless interrogative; wc feel painfully alive to its answer every day; yea, every hour that expires on the wing of time. The roar of the cannon has died away—the pomp and parapliarna lia of a victorious army has passed from view—vengeance seems to slumber at least fora time—the crater of the volcano sends not up the burning lava—yet the pent up and smouldering fives may be gathering force and strength in the unseen depths of its igneous home. The elements of strife seem to he lulled or suspended, bdt our political horizon is not free from por tentous mutterings of distant thunder roll ing along dark skirted clouds, with fitful gleams of distant lightning, dancing and glaring out, as if stirred by the spirit of the storm. Every patriot is on the “qui vlve,” with the constant questions saluting your cars—what of the times! AY hat is the news! AVhat is Congress doing!— What is ftoing to happen ! What do you think of our condition and prospects !— Writh a hundred other questions—all tend ing to reach the same end. What is to bo our destiny as a people. Our country is in agitation; socially, morally and political ly. Demagogues and venal politicians are pausing and trembling, and the lew pure and patriotstatesmen that have survived the shock of war, and withstood- tho allur ing temptations of place, power and emol uments, are watching in breathless silence for coming events. The political status of I our country to-day is an anomaly in the : history of tho world. It was claimed dur-! ing the four years of war, that the North j was aiming to bring back and keep the ! South in the Union, and the President j holds that tho Southern States were never . out of the Federal Union. Hut tho South j yielded, tho war ceased, and the people of; the States in rebellion acquiesced in the conditions imposed by the Government, and yet these same people are taxed heavily to support and sustain a Government in which they have no Representation, (in other words, it is with them taxation with out representation.) Rat the. query still comes up, how long will those things last ? ! and what is to be the result. Turn your ' eye to Washington, tfiere you see every i thing in agitation, stir and excitement, j Tho President has recently vetoed the Freedman's Bureau Rill—a favorite meas ure and hobby of tho Rip Roaring Radi cals, and they are spitting all their venom upon the Administration; and some of the ultra ones are swearing eternal vengeance i against Andy Johnson; while he stands as the rocks of Gibraltar an 1 bids them deii-1 nnee The breach widens and deepens daily in Congress and out of Congress; vviiiiu guwi liieii nun wuuru ucuuuu u.* they look on this tearful strife. But let us turn from this unpleasant scene now being acted at Washington, and what do we find in New York, in Philadelphia, in Boston, yea, everywhere North, blast and West; | Public Mass-meetings and demonstrations: some endorsing the President’s veto and ! pledging themselves to sustain him, while ' others condemn the veto, and boldly de nounce aud threaten the President for daring to intervene Us prerogative in tlu murder of their darling measure, and thus the excitement spreads and widens. On the 22nd ult, a Conservative Suite Con vention met at Nashville, in which every county in the State was represented, Ten nessee's ablest and best men were there to . unite their voices and efforts in endorsing and approving the veto of the Bureau Bill by President Johnson. But then and there the Legislature was in session; a ma jority of which body are HatHca-'s; the most incorrigible imps that belong to Thad Stevens' motly host—new fledged : butterflies that dare not hope to live be yond the terminus of the present Legisla-1 ture—iu tbo great sea of oblivion they will sink so quick and so deep, that they will leave not a ripple or bubble to mark the place where they went down; “ sir transit dedecus mundi," thus passes away the disgrace of the world. But we turn with pleasure from the Legislature of Tcn nesse, to that of Georgia, to listen to the purest, best and ablest statesman of the South—Alexander Stephens, emphatical ly a political instructor—his speech before the Legislature of Georgia-immortalizes his name in our country's annals, and iu the gushing strains of song, may he live to see hjs country restored to her former grjatue"-' peace and pi.... ori'y May his last days be his happiest, and may he die the death of the righteous. J Jut what is to be our destiny ? Arc \v ■ to remain as eomjuered Provinces and dependencies? subject to '.ho whims and caprices of the North. Shorn ot our po litical rights, with Tax gatherers and Lu i reau agent*eternally dogging atour heels? J Is the iron heel of oppression to grind us to dust? If not, then let us bury the past. Let us as n section, as a country, unite our efforts and energies in supporting the ml ministration of Andrew Johnson, since lie has put down his foot in the right place., We may not accomplish much, our influ ence may be but slight, but lot us be up, ready and willing to act our part in the great drama now being performed. Let Whigs, Democrats, Know-nothings and all, resolve themselves into one great Southern national party—whose objects, aims and interests arc the same—to sus tain the present administration in preserv ing the constitution, enforcing the laws! made in pursuance therewith, and in re storing to all the States uniform rights and privileges. Into this wurk let us unsparingly throw ourselves, resolved to do our duty nnd^abide the result : and it after all, the glorious old ship that has weathered so many storms, is fated to go down, let us see" where, when, and by whose sacriligious hands she sinks "Re quiesce in pace.” jfc6“Our exchanges tins ween are mien with complimentary notices ot' our Presi- j dent, and endorsements of his policy, re oardins; the Freedmen's Bureau Bill Iiow much the South owes to that noble Patriot and honest man, Andrew Johnson, for thisbne act, cannot be told. Although the seal of his political damnation is set by the radicals north and south, (for there are many south) there are conservative, union loving, constitution abiding men every where, that endorse and will fully sustain him. FronwMaine to Florida, through convention and in public expres sion, the sentiment is, ‘well done thou good and faithful seyvasl.’ The nature of this Bill—the veto of which has given Andrew Johnson a high pla.ee in the heart of every true southern man—is such as all would expect from extreme radical sources. Not satisfied with the ruin they have already made, with the relations they have broken; they by legislation heap upon us disgrace and burthens, that the fullest measure of our charity will not alllow us to bear. When the honest indig nation of a southern people was aroused, —when the great revolution was in prog ress—none were so loud in their denun ciations of treason, as these same radicals. None #o loyal, so union loving, as Thud. Stevens, Charles Sumner and Wendell Philips. Now that the storm has subsi ded and that honest men, sustained by an houes't.administration. arc endeavoring to establish the union; these cloven footed monsters, have unfurled their banner, with the 'motto rule or ruin inscribed thereon, and gathering under its folds the motley crew of money loving, negro wor shiping blusterers, attempt to drown the j voice of Patriotism, destroy the constitu tion, and make of our country a political | Hell. Happy for us of the south, for good men north and south, that we have at such a time, such a President. That we have in Andrew Johnson a man who dares do right. Feeling assured that his 1 heart is in the right place, and that his j every endeavor is f.r the go d of the wlmltk (‘.ill lincm :ill mon to come help him. Let us us a people, stand by him and the constitution ; caring little for the denunciations of Sumner, or the curses of Stevens. ■ As we have thrown our sheet forth to public inspection, it is but natural that those, into whose hands our paper may fall, should ask. what arc our views in ref-1 erenee to the public policy of our govern-! ment—or more particularly, what are our 1 opinions touching the important meas-: ures, resolutions and propositions now be-! ing agitated in Congress—and publicly canvassed throughout the country. Orig inating as most of these new tangled doc trines and measures have, among the Radi-1 cals, the ultra part of the Republican par- ■ tv, the tendency of which dogmas or dor- 1 trims if persisted in and carried out—will, terminate in the overthrow f the consti 1 tution, a centralisation of the powers of j the government in the hands of a few ty rants. which is the most intolerable form ! of despotism. We are free to announce' our uncompromising hostility to the meas-1 ures of policy now so warmly urged by the j Radicals in congress and out of congress. We disclaim against 1 he philosophy, the 1 religion, the morality and public policy of! these Radical eminations; believing as we ! do that they bear within themselves the elements of their dissolution as well as that of our own present form of Government, Lutertaiuing these opinions, wo are neets- ■ sariiy anti-Radieals; antagonistic to the Radicals as we now find them defining | then' p 'ions air! haping their pel; • — wo stand to them as the Zenith to the Nader. Gratifying, indeed, would it be to us. after four years of sectional strife, such as the world has seldom Witnessed, if our Northern politicians and fanatics would bury the tomahawk and smoke with us the calumet of peace. But we regret that such-is riot their disposition. They are hot content that the Negro has been freed— the South over-run—prostrate and helpless as to means—depleted as to resources; and yet, with all this, willing to struggle into life, if but let alone. The prominent measure of the Radicals is to elevate the African to political equality; yea, more than equality with the Anglo-Saxon race of the South—the descendants of the gallant patriots of ’76, who bore so noble a part in the achievement of what was once so noble, so glorious a government. The pure Anglo-Saxon race of the South is denied a voice in Congress* while heaven and earth are being moved to confer the Elective Franchise on the ebony race of Ham; untutored, uncivilized and unbleach ed ns.they are—strange if ought in the imperfection of human reason can seem strange in this utilitarian age, is this doc trine of the Puritan Propagandists—New England misceginations. But unpleasant and revolting as it is to every sensibility of cultivated taste, and shocking to every instinct of our moral nature—still we are summoned to look this hideous monster squarely in the face—we cannot, if we would, shrink from the issue forced upon us—the nuestion has but two ohases. and there is no middle ground It matters not whether we were lor Union or Seces sion—whether we took our place in the Federal or Confederate army—this same doctrine of negro equality conies home to us all—it drives madly over all former po litical preferences, geographical lines and former associations, like an avalanche from some “mountain brow.” 15ut we are not of those who look upon our moral and political sky, blackened and darkened by the fanatical storm clouds, and have no hope through the gloom, a ray of light faintly gleams, gladening the heart of the pure patriot North and South. There is at the helm of the old ship of State an experienced pilot, with a steady nerve and a fixed purpose—ho secs the danger and feels the pelting storm, hears the deep mutterings of the thunder; sees the angry billows roll—these but serve to quicken his vigilance and steady his moral nerve—“sink or swim; live or die; survive or perish,” he will uot give up the ship or leave his post, till the storm beaten vessel has passed safe'y between Charybdis and Scylla. Fortunate indeed for the South— for the North—even the civilized world— for the present and for generations tocomc tliat Andrew Johnson happens to be Chief Magistrate of the North American States composing our Republic, through the President, in the noble, national, con stitutional stand he has taken, we have hope of a brighter and better era, not far in the future. Let Thadeus, the eats paw of Phillips and Sumner, rave and rant, and rally his dark cohorts to the charge, let him call upon his Lieutenants Fred. Douglass and Drowning, his compecrdfcmd equals—and gathering all their force at tack the Administration—but tire Presi dent, like the sturdy oak of the forest, which, while the storm wastes itself upon its brow, gathers deeper roots unseen. The President's course recently, cm Bit to challenge the admiration, respect and con fidence of every true patriot in the nation —if he had errors and foibles heretofore— mey sink iiuo msigumeance compareu with the noble, broad, proud stand he now holds. ITxYTT Eor (he lies Arc Citizen.] The term envy, is derived from in and video, Latin, meaning to look or see against, or. to look with enmity. To feel uneasiness, mortification or discontent at the sight of superior excellence, or repu tation in others. Perhaps thero is no trait in human nature more generally de veloped, and at (lie same time none that admits of so little defence as envy. It poisons the genial flow of social feeling— and freezes the kindly current of the soul— and looks with j ai ttidiccd. gangreeu eyes, upon the prosperity of .others. It is no exotic plant, but springs up, grows, flour ishes and develops in every zone and clime under heaven. But strange to say, it too otten finds a prominent lodgment in female bosoms, poisoning and muddying the otherwise pure and holy fountains of their benevolent hearts. Envy! what in expressible meaning in one word. Is an oilier beautiful, lovely, accomplished or popular ? then the poisoned shaft is hurled with hate and deadly aim at her—every mode of attack known to female strategy is employed—Proteau-hke. every shape and form is assumed the better to accom plish the end. It was envy that nerved the arm of the Eoddcss Ihseovdia. when '•lie throw the goldeu apple apple among (!,e ‘tods :hc1 ft odd at the feast. It .» _u.iii ■ mi ■■ in—inWTi»t ~>r ■«r w-m was this that prompted the serpent to open the celebrated coloquy with Ere in Para dise. It was this that prompted the Drag on to nidi in Heaven. 'I be origin of the term Envy, is its best etymology, as well as comment. D _It is stated that .Monterey lias no French troops, and only 500 Imperial Mexican troops. The city is nearly deserted by its best inhabitants, who had gone to Saltillo, where there was a French force. The aban donment of the place by the French troops was owing to jealousies on the part of the Mexican commanders. The 1 eoplp desired their return. i wwiiiifciiiim 1-m BLAKENEY 4 STALLWORTH. "W li o 1 0 s a 1 e A N D RETAIL GROCERS. Commission Merchants, <; E IS E R % Hi AGE5TS, & C ., BUENA VISTA STREET, Des Arc, Arkansas. WE ARE NOW RECEIVING OIK STOCK ofCfROCERIES, direct from New Orleans and St. Louis, and will sol! at the lowest cash price, and buy country produce ct every kind. inarS 1>RS. LISE & BlinEI, Hcsidntf ^hnsidans -A N B ms am,4M4S«Mi OFFER their services to the citizens ami vicinity, in the various branches of their professions. Office at Burney & Bro's Drug S'tcrs. mar8-ly ~~.BE.’ SHETTEbT BLACK S MUCH A IS’ O AY AGON MAKER, glfS A AC, AvItAUY-A.0. Having fitted up my simp, | can now be found at the old stand, ready to do all kinds of work in my line. Those having B&AC'KSMVTBIOrCI OR WACO’, WORfi to be dose, Can be assured that I can, and will do it in the best possible manner. mar8 TiAKF, pleasure in informing the public that they have put in running order, tin Steam >S.,w and Grist Mill on Mrs. Qunrles plac e on White river, four miles below Dot Are, where they are prepared to furnish lum ber or grind at all times, and will bo please to receive orders, and promptly till the same Terms—Cash. mat-8- STRONG & NEELEY. r~L: li. CROSS’" \ Variety of f»m»TOGRAPI!£€ TV VIEWS amd ALBUMS alwavt on I)»mi. feaf8-tf . L. L. CROSS. I Regular Memphis ami Whitt River Packet, 003131ERCI Ai„ \\r I \ C'lfLvmn ✓ . THIS steamer will rut .regularly throughout the sen ’on. Leaves Memphis every Tuesday am Dos Arc every Saturday. " inar-’S FOiTSALE!. ?r»© SACKS CORN. 200 1I5'SS2EB„S COBS .TIE.ilL. lOO BARRELS I'LGnt A large lot of (LiiTli and other article usually kept in the Grocery line, low fo CASH. mar8- ALLEN’ & GRAVES. nc)tIceT rnilE copartnership existing between I)rs .1. Lane and Nbki„ up to the 1st January ; ISliO, lias been dissolved by mutual consent | and the books and claims of said firm, wilt hi I found in the hands of M. Mizell, for settle [ meat. lies Arc, March 8, 1800.—3t ’*JN< >TICE. 1) E it known, that the copartnership here .) toforc existing between lies. Lane, Neki and Lt enkv. na been dissolved by mutua | consent of (lie parties to said firm. .T. J. LAKE, J. L. NEEL. ■I. W. ITKNi.Y. | D.ca Arc. Ark., March 8, 186(5. Barber Shop! Barber Shop!! | titk GLjrjigs,, COLOItE!'. „ IS now prepared to do ail kinds of work . in his Hue. Sharing, Shunt poonlng, llulr C titling, Dyeing, &c.. Done with nealurss and dispatch. 1> « tr ■ Ark . March d. p P. . if HORACE P. TAtClHASj auctioneer M&l 1ESWS MIBWT* S3ea Ary, Arkansas. OrnoK—W. II. Brock & Bi o. mar8-if ALFBElTBOYD, \ AVM BOYD, of Paducah, Ky. j of Paducah, Ky. BOYD & CO., DES ABC, ARK. GROCERIES, iuWn a it A StoniU pSHHaSilSm j ROOTS, SI30ES Alfc’D 12ATS, S A D I DEES, Bm;:5MS,€OUi4RS 4AKi | MAMES, HARDWARE AXS3 Cl’T | LEUV, GLASS A A D Ql'EElSS 1 WARE, AND EVERY VARIETY i ©F istww fti-JD nmwMji SUPPLIES. We respectfully invite the attention of . ! our friends, and the public generally, to our assortment, which we propose selling at the lowest market prices. Hes Arc. Feb. 28, l8t>3.—3m if LEPTIEN, Watelimakcr and Jeweler. : DBS ARC, ARKANSAS. F AM NOV/ PItEI’ARKD TO DO AM. g» I 1 kinds of work in my lino. Mend iug. Cleaning. Ac. 6MM fa;-'1 Thankful for past favors, I solicit : ccntituuiH. o of the patronage herctofort be stowed on me. feb28-tf ~~ FOR SALE!. ! IjtlVK Billiard Tables complete, and on< j Jr House fifty by twenty-five feat, locatet ; in the central portion of tlie town of DEVAIX’S SLDPP, i V .... iV o. ... i -1 t r- fill ..1 . I JH. I. HUU'.llllg. 114V Tables will be sold separate of all together ■ For information' apply to J. 0. IIANNA, fcb28- Duvall’s Bluff, Ark • NOTICE. : . \ . rnifE Partnership heretofore exiting be L tween John Jackson and John Cowgill, ii the Eclipse Mill at Fes Arc, was by nmfita eonsent and agreement, dissolved on the 21s inst. All claims of hands and demands agains I said firm, during the partnership, have beei assumed by said Jaok.oh, to be paid bv him JtlllN COWGILL. Des Arc, March 8, lSGG.-iit ■ STATE 02? AK!iAKSAS,l County of Tthitf. j j In the White county Circuit Court on tht ; Chancery side thereof, before tho Clerk it vacation, on the 20th day of February 180G i Hobeiit S Bell, ^ ■ ! vs- j- Bile fou Title. , i Douatiiv B. Wkthkiily. j i ! On this day came complainant, by his at tor - | ney, and filed his bill against the said defend i ant, and also the affidavit of J. N. Cypert. o: | the non-resideneo of said defendant; tin ■ prayer and object of said bill being, to can cel a Deed of Conveyance, purporting to bt made by the said complainant, to tho said de tendant, tor the following described real cs I | tate. to-wit: Lots No. Thirty-Seven (87) anc j rhirty-.Nmo, (89) and thirty-two feet off of the j Mirth end of Lots Nineteen (19) and Twenty | (20) in the ten acre donation to the (own til I Searcy, White comity, which deed is alledged tu have been obtained through fraud and de ■ ceit. Ii is therefore ordered, that said d ..fondant he and appear before the Judge of our next I circuit court, at a court to be begun and held at tho court-house in White county on the - -d day of April next, and plead, answer or I demur to said complainants hill, and that she j have notice of the pendency of this cause by ! publication of this order, in some newspaper . published in this State, for two successive i wc*ks, tho last insertion to be at least four weeks before the said term of court, at which defendant is required to appear. JAMES W. BRADLEY, Clerk. Atlcst-a-Tru ' copy. J. W. lie *.»lex . Clerk ■ THU ^B **■»' ■ mifferi .! of 8W H tell 1>< ■ dcpi'i’ such I youus aceus ■ ilcuie liis b over, the b ing hand nigb dcte' £ him ■whi h had tioi — fint commodutions usually found at such cap lies Arc, Arkansas, Feb. 28, 186G.-tf |iH by 1J0S -A!rc I MIXED SCHOoM rilllF first session of this School opens I Monday, tlie 1‘dth of February,in charge and direction of B. 1>. PCIU'H ^ who hopes hy strict attention, to merit f||B he patronage of tiie town and surrounding co^^B »e try. Every attention will be paid toort^H and especially to the Intellectual nnil MlUB * culture of his pupils. All scholars consijJ^B r< regular from time of entrance. audnodeJ^B "" tion for absence or sickness, of shorter <faSH| g tion than one week. ^ Terms per session ci js ivo nonfluL i Orthography, Reading tind Writing, $R JL#j: \ The same with Primary Arithmetic, Geography and Grammar, -ilStflB Phe same wit h Higher Arithmetic, An- WSM j. ah-;-;. Philosophy, Physiology and B Algebra, JjB The above, with Geometry, Rhetoric, ti Chemistry, Book Keeping and the t Languages, $yi ‘fSam. N. B—One half at middle of tlicSnsiiiS and the remainder at the close of the ststbi^^B p Bus Are, l'cbruary 28, 18C0.—if | ^^7 1 'SAiibbul : HO, every one that has a tasto far teat-H" thing I'rcxii ;sn<l Fine in mirk, B j drop in, and be convinced, that wo Imcih^H j/n/n.'t and lest articles of Liqnon-tOul j Peach,) Cigars, Tobacco, Sardines, (listen, ! Candies, Nuts, &c., &e. ip Come and see ns. ye lovers of good things feb£8-tf JOHN WILLIAM 1 es Arc Hotej I HARVEY, HORRE 5 EH WARE I 3^i*Ol >x»ie Ao_r»« | fBAlIIS establishment is now open, forth JL reception of the S TBAVE1LIXG g*t RLIC, I All persons having regard for convetmm M ami comfort, would do well to give vss a call, n i Our isiblo will always Ijc supplied with tb* If j: host that the market affords. fcbfi B : Reralnr Memphis, Willie, Black 1 iy&ti EH tie BieU Elivea* Packet) 'I I / OSAGE, 1 I II- A. MASSEY, . . Mnter. B ' J. N. Brown, - Clerk, ■ THIS steamer hating 1 &&&■*£*isJ&gjzs&zntci*c*i 1 the above trade, will wfc} nm regularly throughout the season. For I freight or passage apply on board. fcbiiS- H MEMPHIS, WHITE AXH LIT* I tsa: bed river packet, I JUSTICE, ^ B • Ait.rJOv'7 SHIPPERS and travel- B ''1M Law rely on this pacECt, M as remaining permanently in the trade dutfcg fft the entire sensou. For freight or paaNA I npply on board. JVh28- ■ ur Vlentpkis au<9 White if Klver Packet, I ’I* iiaiiry dean, I Mono. BATEMAN, . . . Master. I /‘L^y ."1 THIS fine, fast and | «gK-iasr;S2Fisrrtti"omniodious steamer, having B entered the above trade, will make regular H weekly trips; touching at all points on the R 11 bite and Mississippi rivers. fcb28 | I 1st. S.uisiH, SJt-tsicl'K Bluff, Oes Arc I it:je! Jachsonport Packet, | i Albert Pearce, I. F. LUKER. - . . Master. Alp. Guisom, - . . Clerk. lSfflpbTHIS commodious and -stBfeirifdfaLa'fiiaBao■ egant steamer having en* \ 1 tored the above trade, will run regularly throughout the season. feb28 St, Louis. Duvall’S Bluff, Dos Arc, Jacksonport, and Little Rack igvcki:t co. ^VT-33^,1, nltn , draught Steamer i J gold finch, (Jar/. HERE-PALMER, ClkrK, , Running in Conneetion with the Steamer y " AIINNIE, Cart. SIIAW-McCONNELL, Clk , ONE of the above named Steamers will leave Memphis regularly every TURSDAl : ftt 12 m., oflfeiing A NO. I accommodations to Shippers and Passengers. fell28 -Chorus for a man who has to sleep in ; the Todds—‘-Too rur?.l! Too-ruralTn>-iv : ral l-loy."