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lowest rates,
Gwf us a cat l and we will guar
antec entire satisfaction.
Groceries and Provisions.
Das Are, Arkansas.
TH® highest market price paid for Wheat,
Hides, and all country produce.
TomK«Ag?Kl8 fc" the 8ttl° t,f Jl0rhments,
wort 0003 and description of Stone
™-WC, February 2F, Kffi _«m
From Cassell s Family Paper.}
A - F 0 0 T .
If life’s journey—as we see
’Tis indeed by many a token—
Oh! then ! I trow, the road will be
Not always smooth or always broken.
But march we over rugged stone,
Or march we on our trodden gravel,
Tramp, tramp, when skies are fair,
Tramp, tramp, when storms are blowing;
If we find
We lag behind,
A steadfast heaft will keep us going.
Many a path will seem more plain,
Many a knave will lie and cozen;
But hold thine own with might and main,
And keep the track that thou hast chosen.
Its in the light and in the dark,
Its over hill and throng the hollow ;
We’ll iix our eyes upon the mark,
And if we cannot lead we’ll follow—
Tramp, tramp, when skies are fait*,
Tramp, tramp, when storms are blowing ;
If our strength
Should fail at length,
A steadfast heart will keep us going.
The horseman and his charioteer
Go hastening by with mighty clatter;
God speed them all! and if they jeer
The tramps afoot, what does it matter?
Grudge them not the present hour,
Nor faint and murmur like a craven,
For when the day has lost its power,
There is for all a common haven.
Tramp, tramp, when skies are fair,
Tramp, tramp, when storms are blowing;
As the light
Dies down to night,
A steadfast heart will keep us going.
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In the silence of the midnight,
When the cares of day are o’er,
In my soul I hear the voices
Of the loved ones gone before ;
And they, words of comfort whispering,
Tell thcy’H watch on every hand,
And 1 love, I love to list to
Voices from the Spirit Land,
In my wanderings oft there comcth
Sudden stillness to my soul,
When around, above, within it,
Rapturous joys unnumbered roll;
Though around me all is tumult,
Noise and strife on every hand,
Yet within my soul, I list to
Voices from the Spirit Land.
Loved ones that have gone before me,
Whisper words of pence and joy;
Those that long since have departed,
Tell me their divine employ
Is to watch and guard my footsteps:
Oh, it is an angel band !
And my soul is cheered in hearing
Voices from the Spirit Land.
For the Dcs Arc Citizen. 1
In looking over the articles addressed
to public notice, we find many on the
state of the country politically, many on
abstract subjects, some on the importance
of arousing public interest, sentiment and
action, on the great importance of building
railroads—uniting and tieing together
commercial points, building up cities and
towns—developing the latent resources of
a rich and highly remunerative soil, and
at the same time unfolding the mineral
wealth that hhs slumbered iu mother
earth for ages. All these are right and
a propos—iu time and place—nor would
we attempt to disparage the paramount
claims that these praiseworthy objects
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UUV-e, BU L1JW lilHUUUlC VJUIlOiUCIrt WUll cl Li
intelligent, publio spirited people. In the
name of our county and her future pros
perity, we hid these objects, and those who
so nobly present and encourage them—
God’s speed—trusting that the day may
net be far distant, when we may realize
the fondest anticipations of those who so
ably and patriotically present the great
importance of such public enterprises to
the sober reflection of our people. When
our ears may be saluted with the shrill
neigh of the iron horse, as he speds his
way from the Iron mountain to Pine
Bluff, thence to Shreveport aud Texas
Bet us metope such a hope and call it not
Utopian. Tlut there is an other subject
that we fear our people are losing sight of
—or, at least apparently neglecting—some
thing that underlies all that is permanent
and durable; the substrata of civilization,
wealth and renown. We mean schools or
education, and when we say schools, let it
not be understood as applicable to those
little neglected and uncared for establish
ments, retired and secreted in some ob
scure nook or corner, as if to be hid froth
public observation e mean permanent |
schools, chartered and endowed, monu-J
menta of taste and true public spirit, with
competent teachers; such institutions bear
unmistakable evidence of whit a people
are. and what they intend their ehildren
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to be. Would you gather and lay up for
your children, wealth as durable as brass?
Would you give them treasure more to be
desired than gold, diamonds and precious
stones? treasure that will survive the
wreck of empires and the desolation of
revolutions? then give them education,
point them to the summit of the hill of
science, radiant with intellectual lore,
around which a halo of glory sheds a flood
of light, that radiates along the stream of
time, till lost in the great ocean of eternity.
Education is the only indestructible '
wealth that a parent can give to a child.
The past four years have been to many a
practical demonstration of the fact above 1
But, does some one say this is all right?
we agree with you that wc need schools— 1
permanent schools of a high order—yet we <
have not the means to put them into im- !
mediate operation; let us recover from the 1
shocks and devastation of war, and then '
we will take hold upon tie subject of edu- ‘
cation and schools. But are not your sons 1
and daughters rapidly advancing to man- '
hood and womanhood? Have they not 1
been neglected or rather barred from the '
privileges of schools for four years? Does ’
not their cause plead in thunder tones to '
put forth every exertion—to exert every '•
energy—to push forward the highest, '
noblest and best of all human enterprises ; 1
and will you fold your arms and stand at 1
ease, in view of the momentous interests '
at stake? Let the time honored fraternity 1
ol Free-Masonry’ and benevolent order of '
Odd Fellows, together with Christians of 1
every denomination, united with the citi- 1
zens of Des Arc and vicinity, put forth a 1
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institutions of learning, as will become the 8
pride and boast of our town ! Those wno '
volunteer in a cause so benevolent, will ’
be hailed in coming years as benefactors 1
of their country—and the rising genera- 1
tion with tears of gratitude, will bless their
memories—and they in so doing will erect
for themselves, monuments more durable '
than brass, and more honorable than 1
crowns and sceptres, of whom it will be !
said—Esto Ecrpefua. X. 8
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A Great and Good Man Gone—Death of >
Ilev. Alexander Campbell. (
Of this distinguished divine, whose >
death was announced a day or two since, ;
the Louisville Courier says: (
The sad intelligence was received yes- (
terday of the decease of this distinguished (
theologian. Mr Campbell was born in £
Scotland in the year 1792, and after pass- c
ing through the severe scholastic training ,
incidental to youths in that country, immi- t
grated to America, settling in West Penn- )
sylvania. Afterward he removed to Vir- ,
ginia, and their his religious mind under- £
went a change, the result of which has
been of the utmost moment to the world. '
From a Presbyterian of the strictest sect
he became a Baptist of enlarged and liberal j
views, connecting himself with that church
in 1812. Subsequently he withdrew from \
that body of Christians and established an i
organization that is now one of the wealth- 1
iest and most influential sects in the
In 1841 Mr. Campbell established
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Bethany College, in Brooke county, Vir- c
ginia, an institution which ha3 given to s
the land some of her most thorough scholars 1
and eloquent divines.
Mr Cambell was one of the most re
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muiaauiv/ juvu mu u. aav '• ■•
distinguished as a polemic. His various a
discussions gave him a reputation that no t
other religious man of the country has r
attained. His debate upon Atheism, with 1
Owen; upon Catholicism, with Archbishop {
Purcell; upon Baptism, with ilcCalla and r
Rice, were illustrations of his wonderful s
genius, his thorough and extensive learn- t
ing, and his admirable Christian spirit.
Very great sorrow will be experienced 1
throughout the country upon the enuncia
tion of this eminent man’s decease He j,
was iudeed a “Father in Israel.” o
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-The French are never tired of ridicul- 1
ing English peculiarities. The traditional c
Inlander (with a red nose and full of oaths) f
in most of their farces is well known. Atone t
time the English ministry were so famous for e
countermanding orders given to their com
manders in the field, that a farce was actually a
played iu Paris in which the harlequin enter- fi
ed, as an English courier, with two bundles of 0
dispatches before and behind him. They ask j
what the one is? “Eh! ces sont mes orders.” u
And what the other? “mats elles sont me3 s
coxrc ordres," The late Bishop Eiupatrick t
used to tell with great unction of a bill of fare c
he once saw in a Parisian eating-house, where t
they professed to cook beefsteak iiko the Eng
lish, “Boeuf-stek a la god dam.” t
_We all suffer more from our owa tongue j 1
than from anybody’s else.
For the Lies Arc Citizen.1
Among nations as well as individuals,
diversity stimulates to exertion, and cxer
lion to invention, and invention to achieve
ments. The Anglo-Saxon race affords the
»est illustration of the achievements de
veloped through the ordeal of adversity
From the conquest of William the con
queror—when the Heptarchy was con
solidated, and centralized into one govern
ment—-and tho Saxons forced to yield
)bcdience and fealty to the Danish Prineq,
lown to tho present, Adversity has been
he great school in which the Saxons have
sxcelled, in all the arts of peace and war.
devolution after revolution swept over
England, burying dynasties, and changing
he laws of primogeniture and forms of
government for eight hundred years ; still
he Saxon race were invincible in the
ield and in the legislative councils—in
diurch and state—in laws, literature and
cience—through indomitable exertion and
lerseveranee, chastened by adversity, they
lave left their impress upon every age
hrough which they have passed. The
listory of the Saxon race, is but the his
ory of prosperity and adversity, and its
letails are deeply interesting to all, who
^knowledge the obligation of constitutions
nd the authority of laws. But coming
learer home, our subject is peculiarly ap
dicable to that branch of the Saxon race
mown as the Southern States Per four
■ears the pitiless storm of adversity has
>eat upon them, and they are still in the
;reat crucible of national affliction ; but
crushed to earth, they will rise again in
icwness of life, vigor and glory—nothing
uluj u cAiui hiiiiLiiiu11 can &eep uuwii suuii
i people, or long arrest their upward and
inward career—for they have practically
lemonstrated the doctrine of manifest des
in>/. That they will ultimately work out
heir political salvation, none can doubt,
vho looks abroad in the South and heholds
vith what readiness, willingness and earn
istness, they arc every where laying hold
ipon every enterprise, private and public,
o rebuild their shattered fortunes. You
carce open a newspaper without finding
ble and impressive articles in favor of
ailroads and internal improvements—
verywhere throughout the South—vil
lages, towns and cities are being rebuilt,
mproved and extended, as if by uiagic—
nergy and action have gone abroad, diffi
ulties and obstacles are destined^ to yield
0 an invincible people trained in the
chool of adversity—panoplied and equip
d with fortitude and energy, this people
nil rise above themselves, and cause even
he waste places to blossom as the rose, and
iarren places to smile with plenty. “ Ad
ersity is the mother of invention.” Calm
eas never make skillful pilots X.
'rom La France.]
This dispatch from M. de Montholon testi
ies that the Government of the United Ftatea
1 firmly disposed to maintain and cause to be
espected the laws of neutrality.
We slated a few days since, as soou as the
apture of Bagdad was known, that the acts
f a handful of adventurers would not be
ermitted to interrupt the peaceful relations
xisting between two great nations, and to
olve in a violent manner the questions which
lacy hold in consideration.
In the bands of filibusters which the aeents
f Juarez can by the hope of plunder induce
0 come from the United States to different
oints of the Mexican frontier wc cannot in
ny manner see implicated (he Government of
ho United States. That Government is indig
ant as ours is at such enterprises; it does all
1 its power to repress them; it ha3 caused t he
rrest of the pretended general who was ai
xe head of the filibusters of Bagdad, it has
ecalled Gen. Weitzel, whose attitude might
item to have encouraged this expedition; it
as given to Sheridan the plainest orders in
sndedto prevent Jherepctition of such events
(ecidedly nothing more could be wished for
r demanded.
The address of the Senate proves that
ranee only asks for the respect of the duties
f neutrality and international law. In Amer
(a there may be ardent passions which would
ke to enfeeble the ties which for nearly a
entury have attached the United States- and
ranee; but it is not in the higher regions of
le Government that these passions tinu
The eminent man who exercise the power
t Washington now understand two things—
rst, that we have ourselves marked the term
four expedition to Mexico; and second, that
ranee cannot come out of that country ex
epting at her owu time, protecting at the
ime time her honor and interests, and that
ais situation should not be complicated by
ucstions of national dignity as useless as
hey would be inopportune
The dispatch of M. de Montholan proves to
s that these truths are understood in the
Jnited Slates. It is for this reason that we
aention them as a testimony to tbs disposi
tion, peaceful and in good faith, of the Ameri
can government.
From the Parish Opinion Nationale.]
His speech (Marshal Forcy’s) we do not
hesitate to say, is the antipodes of what, in
oqr opinion, is the true interest of France in
this delicate and knotty subject.
He has too long gjized with a soldier’s eyes
upon the situation in which wo have placed
ourselves in the New World. We have under
taken a great, task there. Whothor it is easy1
or difficult, whether it obtains the sympathy
of the United States or not, the Marshal is
is unwilling to abandon it. What we baveun
dertakon should bo finished. Right demands
it, honor commands it, and France should
make a good bargain of hor pocuniary sacri
fices “that the reproach of not ,having under
stood the grand idea of the Emperor may not
be incurred.”
The Marshal is consequently of the opinion
not only that wc ought to keep the troops in
Mexico which are thcro at prosont, but that
wc must send new oncf.
Such is the salient idea of his epeoch, as
may be read in the official report.
Wo will content ourselves with adding, in
order to give an exact idea of tlio reasoning of
Marshal Forey, that in his opinion our occu
paiion should bo limited only by tlio regener
ating of the Mexican people, since, according
to his idea, “they must have time to regener
ate their moral character by contact with our
soldiers, so that they may acquire a sense of
order and honesty, and the courage whion
animates them, and which all are bound to re
A beautiful role, without question, for our
army ! But wiion will it get through? In ten
years, in twenty years, at the end of this cen
tury, or in the middle of the next ?
The Minister of State understood the com
promising nature of this kind of policy. Ho
took care to assert—and we are glad ho did
so—that the Marshal had expressed only his
personal opinion; that of the government re
mained as it had been promulgated in tho
speech of the throne and in the paragraph of
the (senate s address.
As for ourselver, wo deeply deploro this way
of looking at the Mexican question, and the
Marshal would have done well to hnvo left to
some of our journals the privilege and the
care of defending these impossible matters,
instead of expanding them in the bosom of
the Sentite.
The United States on this occasion have
given us an example which we ought to fol
low. They have neglected nothing whfpli
could remove all causo of grievance. We re
member the resolutions which, in republican
style, were presented to Congress. They Were
sent to the committee of each of the two
houses, bat negotiations continuo between tiro
Cabinets of Washington and the Tuilleriest
and-since that time no speech has resounded
within the walls of Congress which could
wound the susccpitbilitics of the French
It is worthy of remark, also, that Mr.
Bigelow, who has ever pursued a policy of
concilia!ion in his mission at Paris, has never
theless been confirmed in his nomination as
Minister Plenipotentiary to Paris in the sess
ion of January 20; that is, after the publica
tion of the diplomatic correspondent had put
a new phase upon the question,
The Senate of the United States sanctioned
on that occasion the policy of conciliation, a fact
which should not be lost sight of in the French
Correspondence of tbo Independence Beige.]
The speech of Marshal Forey, ai the close of
the Senate’s session yesterday, is the topic of
conversation to-day. * * * *
It seems without doubt, however, that not
only will no new troops be sent to Mexico, but
movements for the return of our soldiers will not
be impeded or del yed.
Plant Corn.—We hear from all parts of
the country that our planters arc making ar
rangements to plant largely, and in some
places exclusively, in cotton Each one is |
intending to obtain extra labor in gathering
the crop of cotton when it shall open.
This policy is sueidal. A hand can cultivate
uum u»c nr l ui tuni, turn mcu
make more cotton than he can pick out. And
as every planter expects to obtain extra labor,
it is evidenl that it cannot be had. Why, then,
should so important an item as a good corn
crop be overlooked?
If the corn crop ripens early this season, by
the middle of August it will be ripe enough to
be used. But ns the planter commences on,
his new crop t wo or three months earlier than
common, he will need a larger crop than usual
to supply his wants for 1887.
The value of the corn crop in furnishing
fodder and fall pasturage for stock, can hardly
be estimated. Every one knows that the good
condition of his stock at the beginning of cold
weather enables it to endure the hardships of
winter more successfully.
Again, the corn grown here is better suited
to our wants, flow many mules and horses
we lose by feeding Western corn, and ho-.v
much superior is our Southern corn for^read?
In regard to extra labor in gathering the
cotton crop, we have alre»jy said that, as
every planter is expect' ng to procure it, it is
evident it cannot *■_, § obtained in our midst. Is
it probable *t,at it can be obtained from abroad,
during Hie unhealthy months of September
“ad October, when it is most needed ? There
is every reason to believe that the great fear
of our climate will prevent laborers from com
ing among us at the unhealthy season. We,
therefore, say again, do not throw away the
corn crop under the delusive expectation that
you can gwther an extra crop of cotton.—Ntto
Orleans Ftma.
-A retired actress in Newark committed
suioide because her mother scolded her for
being out late.
-A little boy fell in a well in Minnesota,
staid there five days without food, and was
rescued aiive. r
-Some wng, who ought to be condemned
'to r«3d the speeches of Sumner and Stevens
from beginning to end, latoly scnt.to thafre4
sident a copy of a medicinal placard, lettered,
“Shattered Constitutions restored. Usoilclm
bold’s Buehu.” The barbarian wrote in pen
cil on the margin, “Try it, Andy, on the pres
ent Constitution.”
- A golden rule for a young lady is ia
converse always with your female friends as
if a gentleman were of the party; and witlf
young men as if yourfcmalo companions were
—r- A young married man, named Albert
Fellows, living in Amboy, Illinois committed
suicide in that place last week 118 had fallen
in love with a young lady, could not marry
her, of course, and hence ho took a dose of
opium and slept his happy life away, ,.j
-If you would haven blessing upon your
riches, bestow a good portion of them to charl
-All our friends, perhaps, desire our
happiness; but then it must bo in their own
way, what a pity that they do not employ'the
same zeal in making us happy in ours t
--False happiness readers men stern and
proud, and that happiness is never communi
cated. True happiness renders them kind
and eensible, and that happiness is always
shared. * .
,-There is a proposal to establish a club
to bo called “Do la Sninte MousseUne,*’ in
Paris, with the object of putting a Stop to fhe
mania of the Paris ladies for wearing extra
vagant toilets. One of the principal regula
tions of the club is that, compelling its mem
bers to dress with elegant simplicity.
-ir. appears irom omciai i-eport mat me
total number of emigrants^to Turkey iu the
last six years has been one million, and that
their reception has cost the government about
twenty millions of Turkish liras.
-Tho Empress of Mexico has purchased,
at Jerusalem, what is said to be tho si to of the
habitation of the Virgin Mary. The Empress
intends to erect a magnificent chateau on the
He WiRT.—Nice young map. a little world
ly minded, walked to church onco with a very
pious young lady. Arrived at the church
door, worldly minded young man declined
entering. Whereupon pious younglady seiaed
his hat, and placing it under her cloak, sailed
into church, leaving the wordly minded young
man standing at the door, minus his hat. The
last heard of worldly minded young man, he
was wending his way down the church aisle
as demurely as if nothing had happened
Luck and Labor.—“Luck” and “Labor”
both begin with tho same letter, but end with
very different results. Luck is ever waiting
for “something to turn up;" labor, with a keen
eye and strong Will, bravely turns up some
thing. Luck lies in bed, and wishes that the
postman would bring him news of a legacy;
labor turns out at six o’clock, and with busy
pen, or ringing hammer, lays the foundation
of a competence. Luck whines, labor whis
tles; luck relies on chance, labor on oharaoter;
luck slips downward to indigence,• labor
strides upward to independence. •*,
The Tax Bile.—Somebody proposes the fol
lowing new amendments to tho Tax Hill:
For kissing a pretty girl, one dollar.
For kissing a very homely one, two dol
lars; the extra amount being added, probably,
for the man’s folly.
For ladies kissing one another, two dollars.
Tho tax is placed at this rate in order to break
up the custom altogether, it being regarded
by our M. C's as a piece of inexcusable absur
dity. ,
For every flirtation, ten cents.
Every young man, who has more than one
girl, is taxed live dollars.
For courting in the kitchen, twenty-fire
Courting in the sitting-room, fifty cents.
Courting in the parlor, one dollar.
Courting in a romantic place, five dollars,
and fifty cents for each offence thereafter.
Seoiug a lady home from church, twenty-five
cents each offence.
Seeing a lady home from tho Dime Society,
five cents, tho proceeds to be devoted to tho
relief of disabled army chaplains.
For a lady who paints, fifty cents.
For wearing a low-necked dress, one dollar/
For each curl on a lady’s head, above ten,
five cents.
For any unfair device for entrapping young
men into matrimony, five dollars.
For wearing hoops larger than eight feet in
circumference, eight cents for each hoop.
Old bachelors over thirty are taxed ten dol
lars. over forty, fifty dollars, over fifty, sixty
dollar, and sentenced to banishment in Utah.
Each pretty lady to be taxed from twenty
five cents to twenty-five dollars, see to fix the
estimate of her own beauty. It is though1
that a very large amount will be realited from
this provision. 1
Each boy baby, fifty cents.
' Each girl baby, ten cents.
Families having more than eight babies are
not to be taxed, and for twins, a premium of
forty dollars will be paid out of the fund accru
ing from the tax on old bachelors.
Each Sunday loafer on tije. street cores'",
or »bont church doors, to ba Mix*-1 ' ^
value, whioh is ab<"'‘ *
... ,wo cents.

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