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THURSDH. BURCH 8,1886. jj^“Oiir town lias tor some time past, been mitfering no little from petty theft Articles of small value would disappear, none could tell how, Last week one of'our citizens was deprived ot' ft small sum of money, and in such a way, as to fasten suspicion upon a young man by the name of Barry. He was accused of the crime, but of course stoutly denied it. Denial however, did not prevent his being brought to trial, where lie was bound over to appear at next term of circuit court, ’ (fie bond being made, lie was liberated Hav ing gone thus far he determined to try his hand on a larger scale, and on Wednesday night, having previously sold two horses, lie determined to leave and that without walking. Mr. I’hil Johnson, from the Plains neighbor hood, being in town with a team of mules, Barry concluded that one of them would suit him, and accordingly prepared to ride. For tunately Mr. Johnson discovered the absence of his mule in time and after searching fora while, found him tied to a tree where Barry had doubtless left him, until further prepara tions for his journey could be made. Barry finding that lie was discovered made his es cape, o-ot however without being fired upon by Mr- J- We have had the report that lie had been arrested at the Bluff upon a charge similar to the above, how this i-s we cannot say. _ _ jjfjy We call attention to tiro advertisement in another column, of F. Lcptien, Watch Maker, Jeweler, &c. Leps many friends will be glad to learn that lie lias established him self again in Bes Arc for tlie purpose of carry ing on his old business, fer they all know his reliability and punctuality. Those having work of his kind to be done, would (hi well tc give him a call. As his work has heretofore ! been his recommendation he is willing that it. should be so now. T.ook out for the big Watch just, opposite the Citizen office. --• -♦ SSiT” Warner & Edwards have on hand a large and well assorted supply of Family Groceries, which they -are offering to the market at the lowest cash prices. If you wish to deal with clever men, buy your goods cheap, •or get a first rate article, do not fail to go and thorn m * ’ ~~ Allen Sl Graves have just received a large and well selected stock of Groceries, widen they are offering low at wholesale or retail. As this stock was selected with great care by Mr. J. Sims Allen, of this firm, who is well acquainted with rile market, those wish ing anything in their line will find it to their interest to give them a call. By promptitude snd punctuality they hojie to merit a liberal patronage. Our Job Office being now fully re plenished, we are now prepared to do first class Job word, in as neat a style, and at as low figures as it can bo done in the State. Darns, &c.—The citizens of Des Arc and country round about, need not suffer for medi cines or Physicians. We have two Drug Stores with full and complete assortments of nil articles usually kept in such establish ments, with competent and accommodating Druggists ready and anxious to fill a'l calls, *nd prepare prescriptions. They warrant their Drugs to be fresh and genuine. We would say to those who have not been so for tunate as to make their acquaintance, go and see and be yc convinced. We have some halt dozen Physicians, worthy disciples of Escu lapius, ready, willing, and every way compe tent, to alleviate suffering humanity in all its complicated forms Then, why will ye suffer with such facts before you- Gups is emphati cally a lucky town and community. KHEtt NEWS. &c. ftay,. The Justice, Capt. Baird,passed up on Saturday and returned on Monday. Her clerk and Nick .Toncsoue of her pilots lias our thanks for files of late papers 'ffetf' Tlie Osage passed up on Monday last. The Harry Dean, Capt. Morg. Hate man, passed up yesterday end will be down Sunday. Her clerk has our thanks for late papers. The Commercial, Capt. Ashford, will be up to-day and rfcturn Saturday morning. — — Gen Robert E. Eee lias passed through Alexandria oh his return to Lexington. His precaution in avoiding an exhibition of himself whilst in Washington, and the extre mely modest demeanor that, everywhere char acterized him are what was expected by all acquainted in the least with his chractcr. On Saturday he was at church, arid chose a retire ed scat, the last one in the house. ITc entered so quietly that but few kuemJie was present, lie sat for one or two pictures at llrady's gal lery, and whilst there purchased a number, including those of Grant, Meade and Lincoln. A letter from Melbourne, Australia, fajn that while- the Confederate steamer Shen andoah was in that port the American resi dents laid plans for her capture. They cliar tered a small steamer and selected a crew, who were to board the Shenandoah; if successful, they were to take her out to sea, meantime get 1 mg up steajn, when they would abandon the small steamer ami steer for an American port. Lverything was conducted with the greatest sccresy, but the Shenandoah went on the dock for repairs the day before the time fixed for die enterprise. Afterwards a torpedo was tiled in front of the dock so ns Jo blow up the •'liqnandoah as she floated out, but the appara tus was defective and the torpedo failed to explode At Bunker Hill, Macoupin county, on bitnday last, the congregation of one of the I '•lurches was treated to the moral spectacle in [ "noli a place of u fair standup fist-fight, be- j 'ween two young and useful members of the I b trcli, arising, from the opposing claims of j II >'combatants to a certain pew. The min-, l!!tcr Quietly ceased preaching w hen the fight j 1 unruenced, and resumed the thread of dis-1 ■mr.-e when the b^nigerents had closed , tie t;,v.. , . , , ~ » * iic r • U IV .1. [BY TELEGRAPH ! Smpoilant from Washington— The Tennessee Oeiegation Jo be .t«l;i:iit£<2, Washington. March 3.—The Supreme Court, ou Monday, will take up the Mulligan and Bowles case, from Indiana, which involves the constitutionality of military courts and commissions to try civilians. Fortress Monroe, March 8.—The Norfolk and i etersburg railroad is now in working operation, connecting with tlie new line of steamers on the bay. New York, March 1.—The officer command ing the Department of Virginia has issued an order requiring all publishers of newspapers in Virginia to send copies of the same to hi* headquarters, with a view of preventing trea sonable utterances. i he Government is realizing large sums from the. sales of unnecessary war material. A Frenchman named K. B. Madden, former ly employed by several prominent citizens tis copyist, was arrested yesterday for larceny. A letter written in French, and addressed to Superintendent Kennedy, Sir Frederick Bruce and others, was found in his possession, in which lie states lie had a special mission from heaven to assassinate President Johnson. The prisoner will undergo a medical examina tion to determine relative to Iris sanity. The Secretary of the Treasury is about issuing an order to the Southern Treasury agents, to call in their sub-agents and close their business, which has been a losing one to the Government. Government Treasury agents have received orders to commence the sale of flic cotton ,‘eizod by the military authorities as confisca ted and abandoned property. A Washington special says the Reconstruc tion Committee have agreed to admit the Ten nessee Delegation to sqjits in Congress. Secretary Stanton has . ordered the libera tion of all enlisted men imprisoned in the va rious departments for desertion. New York, March 3.—The cotton brokers in Cincinnati compute the total amount of cotton in the United States, February 1st, at one and a half million l.nlsj Asolher Letter from Gen. Early. City of Mexico, Jan, 10, 18C0. To tho Editor of tho Mexican Times; Sir. A communication, of which the follow ing is a copy, was sent from Havana to the editor of the New York Xctrs for publication. I respectfully request that it may also be pub lished in your journal. The main object of this communication is to I show the very great disproportion between tiie ! forces of the Confede rate States and those of the United States in the late war. I have not j undertaken to point out the errors of statement i in regard to battles and operations in the field. ! committed by Mr. Stanton and <3on. Grant I in their reports, which are numerous, because to do so would require too much space for a communication to a newspaper. 1 have ■confined myself to facts in regard to | the strength of the Confederate armies, which ! came within my ow n. knowledge ; but a correct idea .of the superiority in numbers of the federal forces everywhere, may be formed I ! when it is seen by Mr. Stanton’s report that 1 there were called into the United States ser- 1 vice, from the “loyal States” alone, 2,659,odd ; men during the war, and it is recollected that ! tho white population of all the Southern States—including Missouri, Kentuckoy, Mary land and Delaware—amounted to only 8,00'J 009, so that tho number of men called into the service of the United States amounted to one-third as many as all the white men, wo men and children of the Sourthen States, j provided all the latter had embraced the cause of the Confederacy. In the overwhelming odds in men and re sources, which the United States had against us, are to be found sufficient reasons for the failure of our cause, without looking for others; and no man with a proper sense of propriety eau read, without feelings of unmit igated disgust, the abuse which a few writers in the Southern States, whotcontributed noth- j I lug to the success of the cause themselves, ! i have attempted to heap on President Davis. XX VI ~ ' jr- ' > ..*5 should restrain every Southern man from uttering aught of reproach against our leader under his present misfortunes, and the gener ous everywhere, can but respect the prisoner of Fortress Monroe. In a ride from the State of Virginia, through the States of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas and Texas, I did not find a solitary good man or woman, who did not express the deepest sym pathy and profound respect for Mr. Davis, and it may bo assumed as certain that when ever any pretended Confederate, at home or abroad, is found denouncing him, that man has either done nothing for the eqftse himself, or has been a positive injury to it. President Davis, during the long and severe struggle which lie sustained by the energy and integrity of his character, may have com mitted errors of judgment as to men and measures—not to-have done so would have been more than human—but when the history of that struggle is fairly and truly written, ail men will he compelled to yield him credit for ) (he purest an 1 loftiest patriotism. At present he is suffering, obloquy and imprisonment for t lie cause of his countrymen, and lie is entitled to and receives the sym- i pnthics of all the good and true among them, j Respectfully, J. Eaui,y. i _Statistics at the Treasuay Department show that there is no foundation the com- j monlv received opinion that there is a balance j of exports over imports in our foreign trade The official value of the ports are currency values, while the valuation of the imports art made iu gold figures for the throe years, 1808, 1801 and 1805 The imports amount to $870, 000,000 in gold, while exports valued in cur- j rcncy at, $972,000,000, when reduced to a j gold standard amount to only $662,000 0 0 in ; our favor, a deficit of $11-1,000,000. This is the true condition of our foreign trade, and j probably explains thccause of the great flow ' of .'111-set mil-'.''- to Europe. SEWS ITEMS. -There is better order in East Tennesso | now than at any time since the war. -A St. Louis paper attributes the liigl rents in that city to the prevalence of gam i bling houses and other disreputable establish merits, which take up all the eligible plaees. -The small pox is playing havoc among the Freedmcn in Macon, Ga. | —Max imilian's envoy is ill Washingtoi j seeking recognition, and endeavoring to con eiliate public men. -Iu the British House of Commons, i I member said that it was necessary to striki an immediate ami effective blow at Tenia! schemes. -Gen. J. (> Pemberton, late C. S, A., is living at Newton, on the Weldon and Nortl | Carolina Railroad. -It is reported that at the imposing I marriage of General Cheatham at Nashville Robert 1£. Lee will be a guest. —‘-There is great excitement among th< | Fenians in New Vork. O’Mahoncy has callei I for an immediate movement. | -In consequence of the turbulent dispo sition manifested by soiheportions of the peo ple in Washington, it lia^heen deemed neces sary to put (in extra police force around tin Capitol during the hours of session. Faith.—Faitli is the root and foundatior of whatever is noble and excellent in man, o ! ali that is mighty and admirable in Ills intel lect, of all that is amiable and praise worth} in his affections, of all that is sound and stabli jn his moral being. The L. st Thing That Dies in Man.—Hope is the last tiiiug-that dies ill man; and though it be exceedingly deceitful, yet it. is of this good use to us, that while we arc travelling through this life, it conducts us through an easier and more pleasant path to our journey's end. -About $10,000 Worth of watches and jewelry were unearmeu in me cuy cemetery, at Montgomery, a short time since, by a man named Ciiase. It proved, says the Mail, to be the property of George Harris’ whose jewelry establishment was robbed in 1851. A large amount of the jewelry has been sold around the city promiscuously, but it is being collect ed up, and turned over to Mr. Harris. The works of the watches are, of course, totally ruined, but the eases, as well as the rings, etc., are all good. .The indications are, from wliat has fallen from members of the Reconstruction f’onimittec, that a bill will soon be reported from the latter providing for the recognition of the State of Tennessee, and the consequent admission of her Senators and Representatives to Congress. -Tiie S. Louis Republican says that tin late conflagration of boats at that port ha: caused the following result: freight to New Orleans and intermediate places, which Were high before, have now gone up to 75 and 85 cents per Sack for corn and oats: 05 cents pei hundred for pound freight, and $1 25 pet barrel for flour on through shipments. Labor being high, and other facilities for boat buil ding being not of the best at present, some :i:rie must elapse before the lost boats can be replaced by new steamers. The recent change of front made by the President, has placed the GovernTnent em ployees heretofore known as Union men, on their good behavior. At first, however, in common with ioval men every who they felt and expressed much indignation; but friends high in aurthority advised strict retricence as regards political powes, else the gullotine nfglit be put into operation, therefore, n majority now have no opinion to express on the subject now agitating the country. This-: reticence is in part due to the fact that about a ilo7.cn or more clerks in the Quartermaster General’s office have already been summarily dismissed for uttering in the heat of excite ment expressions considered disrespectful toward the Chief Magistrate. The Philosophy of Advertising.—It is a well known maxim of political economy that desire creates demand, .and that demand is the stimulus of trade. Whatever, then, produces desire for the articles of trade promotes it. This theory is well understood by tailors and milliners. The former have their “walking advertisements" in every community, who display their fabrics and fits, and bring them custom. The latter prospers uotioriously by introducing the “latest fashions,” unci when they have fee decked some of the “leaders” in their richest and finest fabrics, or set them off with their “love of a bonnet,” their advertising is wisely done. For an acute observer lias said of the ladies, that they dross for each other's eyes, and what lady is willing to be surpassed in fine or fashionable dress ? Tint many tradesmen cannot avail themselves of the principle in this way. They must content themselves with a display of their wares in show cases or at shop doors and windows, or if they wish to create a general desire for their commodities, they must advertise. Let the people thus know what there is to sell, and where it is to he had, and the people want it. Desire is engendered, and this creates demand. Many of the most successful merchants have made their fortunes by generous advertising. When one's name appears in all the papers, he becomes known, ns it were, to everybody. When he advertises largely, to many it is lir/ma facie evidence that lie is selling largely, that lie is successful in trade, that he has many patrons, that his large trade enables him to sell cheap, and everybody wants to buy at liis popular, ami especially at his cheap store. Begin a poor man. and let your first year’s profits be judiciously used in advertising, and you are worth more at the end of the second year than if you had remained hid in your corner. Wo commend this philosophy to our readers—to advertisers of every class. _\ man named Devlin, in Maine, has ;odged a complaint against his wife for play iig practical jokes. on him while drunk. We tdvi-eher to on It her b'-flu. DIED On the 133d day of January, 1800, Thomas . ! McFitERsoN.'nged eleven years. Little Tommio Me. is no more, lie svas a ( sweet little boy, loved by every body, affec tionate to his sister and obedient to his nioth I er. Fare thee well. .Sad and slow the church hells tolling, Death has his arrow sped; And from this sinful world below, •Another soul has fled. He scarce had reached the bloom of youth, Ere he was called away. The opening bud was stricken down, To wither and decay. i He died where his father died. With friends around the bed, A sister by, a mother near, To ease liis sinking head. No more his voice will greet our ears, These streets he'll walk no more, His voice is hushed, and mute in death. His boyhood days aro o'er. j In its last silent resting place His body now we lay, i Here it shall moulder into dust. His memory live for aye. i Then mother mourn, your Tommie's gone, For him in sorrow weep, For him who sleeps in quiet peace, That never ending sleep. ltest now in peace thy race is run, And heaven thy home shall be. Farewell Tommie, we’ll miss thee now, Yes, wo will weep for thee. R. II. I). West Foist, Auk., March 5, 180(3. More Gold.—News frorii the mines in Colorado shows that the recently discovered method of treating quartz rock containing the precious metals, is Working to a great advan tage. In one case, ore that paid but six dol lars per ion by the old way of working it, now pays sixty dollars by the new process. In another instance, what arc called "tailings — that is, the refuse earth and rook carried out. at the tail of the washing-machine, and from which but four dollars per ton hail been origin ally extracted—were ‘akca in hand and treat ed according to the new method, and one hun dred and fifty dollars per ton were extracted eont nuously. Other examples are at hand, but these will suffice to show that the refuse earth that we supposed to he exhausted by the miners who first handled it, is to he made to add largely to our mineral wealth by a simple application of means derived from the science of chemistry. Tin: Ce.Xfr.nr.r.ATE In;ah.—The oration of Hew Mr. Rogers, at Odd fellows’ Hull, on the subject of the"ConfedeTatfe Dead,” took place on Monday evening. A very respect able audience assembled, all of whom sympa thized deeply in the sentiments enunciated by the speaker; for there were few who did not have some dear relative or friend numbered among the "Confederate Dead,” whose valor and whose virtues Were so justly eulogized The touching words of the orator caused feel ings of mingled grief and pride to swell up in the hearts of many of the listeners, and the eyes of more than one strong man, as the time was recalled when he had laid a loved comrade to rest in his soldier’s shroud, glistened with a moisture for which he had no cause to be ashamed. Mr. Rogers closed his address with appropriate and feeling remarks upon the chracter and deeds of those truly Christian j warriors, Stonewall Jackson and Leonidas Polk.—[New Orleans True Delta, Hist ult. ^nv. Oi.he.st Man in tiie United States.— There is now in Kansas City in this State, a man, Jose penno, who, the Kansas City Journal declares, is the oldest man in the United States. He does not know exactly when he was born’ nor what, his age is; but his experi ence, as related by himself, tend strongly to confirm the Journal'* statement. He was a pian at the time Canada was i a vailed by Gen. Montgomery in 1775, but does not remember his ago at that date; says lie recollects that he was in thp woods splitting rails, when the l news came of the advance of Montcomerv imon Quebeck. At tho close oF the American Revolution iie left Canada, artd settled in tin' then Louisiana Territory, west of the Missis, sippi, from which time he was almost contin ually for some fifty years in the employment of various fur companies as a trapper, in the mounting regions of the west. During this time he was at the battle of New Oilcans, under General Jackson, and states then (1815) lie was very grey-headed. About thirty years ago he hired out as a trapper to the late Major Dripps, a well known mountain trader—the father-in-law of Mr. Win. Muikey. with whom the old man now resides JI is services for Major Dripps continued until some seventeen years ago, since which time he has not attempted to hunt. The history of liis long life in the mountins is replete with strange aud startling incidents, of hairbreadth escapes from Indians and wild beasts, of star vation and suffering i.i tho mountain snows, and other scenes peculiar to the life of a j trapper. lie is nearley the last of the old stock of the trappers. Bent, Carson, Bridger, ! etc,, are but boys to him, and he will scarcely : permit to them the appellation of “mountain - men.” For tue last fifteen years, since he j become too old to bunt, lie lias been kindly j cared for by the daughter of Major Dripp s and | her husband, who have furnished him a ! comfortable house, aud have his meals regul- j arly sent to him. The old man is iti excellent, health, and always cheerful and lmppy—never j was sick a day in his life, attends church 1 (Catholic) with great regularity, and takes much interest in all that is going on. His second childhood is happy and refreshingly innocent. Last summer he went with the : family to see the cars running on the railroad> a sight he had never before witnessed. After i looking on for awhile womleringly, he remar- 1 hi*-!. "1 wiHfml God y have s?»n i rvlrnsd. ) -Secretory McCulloch is exceeding!, anxious in regard to his loan hill now befor Congrc*s. In a letter to a certain distin guished gentleman to-day, he save that if th bill is not passed, it is doubtful if the eredi of tlie Government can be maintained, am expresses fears that its defeat will occasion : 1 tiu.iucial collapse. j J. SIMS ALT.KX. X, S. UltAVHH ^Vllem Jk. (* raves, DEALERS IN Produce and Groceries. AND GENERAL, RECEIVING. FORWARDS ; COMMISSION MERCHANTS. RES ARC, ARKANSAS. | febl8-tf. MOORE & (JO., AND Commission Merchants, * AND DEALERS IN (At Haley & Erwin’s OKI Stand,) WE KEEP CONSTANTLY ON HAND, largo assortment of Plantation & Family J>upplies: ROOTS, SHOES, (LOTIHAG A XI) Staple Dry’Goods. Also: Corn, Oats. Cotton Ssod, &o. Will pay tlie highest market price for fflidCF land Peltry, llggg, Halter and | CliickeuN. • I Its)” Please give us a call before pur I chasing elsewhere j fet>20-ly. MOORE & CO. WILLIAM M. DttOCK. JAMES T. FSROCK W. H. BROOK & BRO., Dll V I.RIIS TN [STOVES, TINWARE. [ HARDWAEE AND GBOCERHiS, Oil Eueim Vista St., one door West or It. (i. (illl & t o \\rW keep ,i good supply of Cooking nn Vt Heating Hioves, Hardware and Tin ! wye; also a good assortment of I'atllllj j f*roCt*I'ie8. All of which we intend selling : as low as can be sold in tbe market, Wi ! manufacture our Tinware, and will ftirnisl | wholesale bills as low as can be bought in the r Memphis market, Our friends and the public generally will find it to their interest to give us a call. W. IS. BROCK &, BRO. Des Arc, Feb. 20, 1800. " XOTJC11 IS hereby given to all persons, wishing work of any kind done in the Tin line, either in the way of making or repairing: must make their wishes known, and give their orders in the business part of the house: Or, any person having business with any per son iu the shop can see them by applying at the counting-room of the establishment. No person, under any circumstances, will be al lowed to visit the shop, as it hinders the workmen and retards the work, feh20tf W. H. BROCK & BRO. WM M. WAtl.VKU. A. O. EDWARDS. WARNER & EDWARDS, cash ue:ai,i:rs i\ sTApti fm wmm Groceries and Provisions. AT.so RIK llIVnGit ml FORWAROUVG M EliCIIANTS, Dcs Are, Arkansas. rpiIK highest market price paid for Wheat, X Dry Hides, and all country produce. fibs?" Agents for the sale of Monuments, Tombstones and every description of Stone work. WARNER & EDWARDS. Des Arc, February 28, 1806 —dm Drugs! Drugs!! IJutf}*, §tciUriueui, PAINTS, DYE-STUFFS, WINDOW-GLASS, OILS. iu&hes, £f‘ttilling JDackLe, PERFUMERY, SCHOOL BOOXS AND STATIONERY’ Any books will be ordered to suit purcha sers. We intend to keep everything in the Drug line that this market demands. Prescriptions and orders filled promptly. Terms—CASH. feb*M-tf HiRMiY hi. mu>. r | A. STEWART, \ f W. STEW.ART, , New Orleans, / \ Memphis. H. STEWART, Dos Arc. 8f WARS ®. :,COMMISSION MERCHANTS, AAD DEALERS IN STEWART & BRO’S HAVE for sale ft largo lot of Orooorics, Hardware, Ouns and Ammunition, Iron, | Nails, Castings, Stoves and Tin-Ware, Sash, j Glass and Putty, Coal Oil and Lamps, LinseouA i Oil and Paint, Wooden-Ware, Saddlery, Agri j cultural Implements, &c., Ac. Also, DRV EOODK, HOOTS, SHOES AID El ATS. All of which will he sold at the lowest ratos for cash or. corsTBY monte K. | fobiW ~d ini c. DRUG STORE. I * ; JOHNSON? DAVIS & CO. v Wholesale & Retail DEUGGISTS, DES ARC, ARKANSAS. Keeps always on baud the largest and most complete stock iu their liiiu ever offered in Des Arc, comprising IJntjjs & Hediriiicjsi; TRUSSES! TRUSSES! LIQUORS! LIQUORS! SPICKS T)VK STTtKKS Etc PAINTS, OILS, COLORS, &c. GLASS & PUTTY. I Our stuck embraces every thing coming i within the Drug liusiness. Give us a call j and we will guarantee satisfaction. All orders I intrusted to our enro tilled with promptness and accuracy. N. U,—Our establishment is in the hand* of an experienced Druggist, who can be found at bis Post at all hours—day and night. Pus Alio, February 20, 1800—tf. t h e CITIZEN ]B OOK AND JOB OFFICE IS NOW IN OPERATION! ACL HINDS OF | BLANKS PR9NTED ON | SHORT NOTICE AND IN T1IE i cst^tgleof^rt AT THU LOWEST RATES, G ive uh>a call and wb will o-uak anlce entire satisfaction. POE Jit rtALDlNG. R. G.GILL& CO., DEALERS IN | STAPLE ami FANCY DRY GOODS, Ready-Made Clothing, Hats, CAPS, COOTS, suoes, Hardware, Hollow Ware, Qtteensware, &c. \LSO, KEEP A FULL SCPPLY OF Fam ily Groceries and PLANTATION SUPPLIES constantly on hand. Will pay the highest market price for Cot ton. Dry Hides and Produce of oil kind*.