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Sept. \bth, 1859.J Messrs. Johnson <fe Yerkes— Gents: As scribbling for the newspapers appears to be the order of the day, I con cluded I would pitch in too, and give you a few items from Greene. To place the case as the lawyers say,all in short on the record,” I will say that crops are generally good in our county— health ditto, and every thing in a state of general prosperity. Greene, though for a long lime in the back ground, is now loom ing out, and a few more years will place her upon the foremost and best among the counties of our State. Our county has ^ruore good land than any other county in ^the 8tate, and though rather too far north for cotton, we are in just the right place for corn, wheat and tobacco, and for the raising of stock of all kinds. Our soil is unsur passed, and in regard to water, we have thousands of springs as pure as a “maiden’s blush,” bursting from our hill-sides, and from actual analysis it is proved that the water of Crawley’s Ridge is the purest in the State. Our county is settling up rap idly. We do not have many “ negroes” in our county to swell the aggregate of our tax book to millions, for our county is set tled up principally with white people who cultivate their own farms, and instead of extracting thousands from the soil, to be spent in other States, and foreign lands.— What they make is spent in improving their own farms, and building churches and school houses at home. Nonresident pro prietorship and absenteeism lias ruined every country where it has prevailed, and . ever will. Politics are in a quiet state at ® present. The “ Yaller Kivered” docu ments have come and gone, and as the first act i> past, we are waiting for the second, as announced in the “ programme,” the appearance of the “ Old-Line Democrat.” 1 have heard of no one subscribing for it as yet, though when it comes out, 1 shall invest a dollar or two in it myself, as 1 want to hear what “ Paul” says. The “little flat-boat man” speaks in this coun ty on the 27th and 2Xth of October. There will be a considerable turn out as there al ways is at any kind of an exhibition, from a speech by a Congressman up to a musical concert “solus,” by an Italian organ grind er, with performances of slight of hand, and tricks by “ Monsieur Jacko” the monkey. We expect to hear the music ground out on the 27th and 28th of October, and if sufficient assistance can he procured here, an exhibition of “hocus poeus” tricks.— We think, however, that the trick part will have to be omitted, as 1 do net believe a suitable performaneer can be had here.— We suppose of course the Colonel will go through with his part. He will “cuss” the “Caucus,” redeem the character of 4 the takers of per diem, and go into a ‘ Johnson, < nnway, Sebastian lit gener ally, and finally, (it is the ardent hope of many,) wind up by treating the crowd. “So mote it he.” Hindman stock here is 630 per cent, below par, ami if the senti ment of the first Congressional district is in unison with popular sentiment hete, the “board hand at §7 50 a month,” will have to cut loose from here and drift down to some other political stream where peo ple are greener and better prepared to swal low political liumbuggery, without ques tion, than they are in north Arkansas. Well, every man is good for something. If the “Colonel’s” performances do not produce any practical benefit they will serve at least, to amuse the women and children, and as “Burke” says, whoever contributes to the amusements of a nation is a general benefactor, “ergo” the “ little joker” is a • public benefactor. An Revoir. “SAW SET.” For the True Democrat. Fort Smith, Oct. 4th, ’59. Mr. Editor— “ The hour arrives, the moment wish’d and fear'd; The child is born, by hinny a pang endear’d.” The above lines are applicable to tbe great anxiety that lias existed in our city for some days past in relation to the birth of the Thirty-Fifth Parallel. I am t happy to say to those friends who wished for its birth as well as those who feared such an event, that the child is born and is a vigorous cbip of tbe obi block, sound in I body and mind, with a healthy constitution | and sturdy form, without any predisposi tion to constitutional debility or necessity for tbe use of quack nostrums or patent medicines. The “Thirty-Fifth Parallel” is ushered into “ tins breathing world” with a fair prospect of a long and useful life, Doctors, State-ffiyltH and Union, who gra duated under Jetferson and were the attend ing physicians of Jackson, Polk. Pierce, and are now in high favor with Mr. Buch anan, were the physicians who were in at tendance at the aceouchmcnt, and will at tend on him in the future. 'The “Thirty Fifth Parallel” having taken a life mem bership in the democratic party, may al \ ways he found by those desiring to see this vigorous offspring of humanity in the de mocratic fold, side by side with (jis breth ^rch. But enough of this, as the paper will speak for itself, and reach von as soon as tin’s, I will say no more on that subject. The eighth wonder has been here and de livered hunsetp of his speech. Great efforts were made to get him a crowded house, but all proved unavailing; after stirring up the matter for more than a week, and adver tising for hearers and getting the largest church in town, and extra feats, and getting into the most intense excitement, his friends were doomed to disappointment. In a township containing very little short of four thousand population and five hundred voters, the Hon. Mr. Hindman’s audience consisted of may be one hundred and fifty persons, not more, school children and some five or sick ladies included, and 1 think there were between sixty and eighty voters, not more; among his hearers there might have been as many as fourteen or fifteen democrats, no more, who went merely to bear what lie could say in justification of "ins disorganizing course. J5ut alas, noth ing of that kind was attempted. The first part of his speech was an old song that has been sung by our papers about the Pacific dffflroad for the last four or five years, and was therefore rather stale. The second part was abuse of the last legislative cam us and Gov. Conway’s course in particular. The third part was an attempt to justify per diemists in taking pay for services not rendered in the last legislature, and justifv Ung t ol. Duval, as speaker, in signing the false accounts of members, knowing them to be false, as true and correct; this was rather a hard point for Mr. Hindman to round, but having been bi onght here for the purpose of justifying this outrageous rob bery of the State treasury, he made the best he could of a bad bargain, and said it was both legally and morally right—this 1 under stand is a little further than he goes on this subject, when on the other side of the river. I see you say in your issue that this coun ty, Pulaski and Phillips are the only coun ties in the State, where Hindman would lin^e any chance for a majority—please , strike out this county. Mr. Hindman or any other man who advocates the per diem policy ot the last legislature, could not get one third of the votes in this countv, and if Mr. Hindman could onlv be persuaded to make his speech in every township in the county he would strengthen the anti per diemists to nine-tenths of the whole vote. 1 he tact is, that onr people look upon Mr. Hindman as Sambo did on the old buck, “that it is not worth while to waste powder and lead in shooting him, as be is jumping so high he will fall and brake bis neck very soon any how.” Mr. Hindman in the fourth place abused our Senators in such terms and epithets as ^usually are put in requisition by him in his speeches—s# it is not necessary for me to repeat what you and many of your readers have already heard. II is effort at being witty was peculiarly happy, showing that he was well road and had at his tongue’s end all the funny say ings of Dan Dice’s clown book. In con clusion, he told us some tilings he had done ♦ and others he was going to do, that made every body look astonished, and asked themselves m the language of Cassus— •‘Now in the name of all the Gods at once, Upon what meat doth this our C*sar feed 1 hat he so soon hath grown so great.” ' i YiYY m°St aston'sh>ng thing is vet to be told; the congressman elect has fell in love with our city, and has selected him a location for a residence and intends moving up here as soon as his congressional term as representative for the first district ex pires. ihis I have from one of his most ardent friends and admirers. It is suppos ed that he intends to arrange this mattor in this way in order to be a western candi ' ate lor the I nited States Senate next time, "ung encouraged bv the distinguished suc cess of B. T. Duval before the last legisla ture. Yours, etc., ANTITHESIS. Fayetteville, Oct. 3d, 1859. Dear Sir—Hindman delivered a long and tiresome, but an ineffectual speech here on the 1st inst. He dealt almost entirely in abuse of the Governor, our Senators in Congress, the democratic members of the legislature who nominated and elected Se bastian. He showed and admitted that Sebastian was the choice of the democratic members, by a majority over all other competitors, without the know nothings; and yet, he and his organ have been de nouncing that democratic legislature and its action. There was a good attendance and he was listened to with attention, particu larly by the whig portion of the meeting, lie did not efleet any change among those democrats who have condemned his course. He uses every thing sacred and profane that lie can lay his hands upon to bolster up his fallen fortunes. He unscrupulously de nied tacts that have been proven upon him, brazenly admitted others and attempted to make light of them, and dodged those which he could not confront without an ex posure. He had a private letter which he had received from Mr. Boudinot in ’56, and asked permission of Mr. B. to read it.— He was hard pushed for materials when he resorted to private letters. Boudinot con sented, when all were on the tip toe of ex pectation, but when it was read it proved to be nothing more than evidence that Bou diot was a strong friend of Hindman’s at that time, and that lie “ was told,” not that he knew, the meeting here was t‘ pack ed ’ with know nothings. This was read to show how inconsistent Boudinot■•^as in not supporting him at present. It was rather lavorable to Boudinot that his. indig nation was roused when he was told that the meeting was packed; it also showed that Boudinot had been a strong friend of Hindman’s when II. was sound, and that I he would no longer support him when II. am nor merit mat support. Hindman had along with him, his man “ 1 l'idav,” a sweet bird, to book subscribers for the Old Line Democrat. This fellow stood in the court house and hawked his chattels in the true cockney style; and tra versed the streets like a regular map ped dler, and out of several hundred men in town, begot about twelve subscribers. That was great success in a county with twenty two hundred voting population. Hindman is down in the mouth, notwith standing lie told the people here that he wa> sweeping the counties in the east and along the river; and I suppose, when he gets in the north he will tell the people there he is carrying all before him in the west. So the conquerer goes. N. For the True Democrat. Xorristovm, Sept. 24, 1859. Mr. LniTon—The immaculate statesman, poet, patriot and braveT. (\ Hindman has in liis wisdom paid us another visit. Some bad the impudence to enquire whv he came, 1 ’in they should have waited patientlv and learned it from his own pure lips. Mr. Lditor J fear you have done tills great and good man great injustice, for 1 have heard several of the best know nothings in the county speak of him in the highest terms. \\ c have one per-diem democrat in this county who teas for Hindman, but as Mr. Carroll cornered Hindman and compelled him to sav that he would not have taken the easli as many others did during the re cess, he is considered doubtful now. Hut seriously, is there a man wlio believes that if dudge Sebastian had lived in Clarks ville or Fayetteville, the same unjust war would have been waged against him? If the True Democrat and II. W. Johnson bad aided Hindman in that war, should we e'er have heard the stale old slang copied from the Gazette about th(> “family,” “oligarchy,” etc? If Hindman’s father in-law had not owed a debt to the hank "li. ii he did nt wish to pay, would our worthy Governor have been so soundly abused? The fact cannot be disguised that Hind man is fully determined to rule tlie demo cratic party by bis own tyrannical and dic tatorial will or prostrate it beneath the feet of its worst ami bitterest enemies. Will lie succeed? J hat lie lias talent and energy is admitted, but has he the confidence of the people? I am sure lie has not. For what lias lie done to commend that cond ucive? He came here a political adeenturer, has been engaged in several broils and fre quently meddled with things which com mon decency required he should have left for others to manage. Arc these the kind of qualifications we admire in one who as pires to head a great party? But he is smart say some ol his know nothing con verts. My reply is that there is a kind of smartness which leads to ruin, and that is the kind they admire just now, thinking it will ruin the ancient democratic party, but nous verrons. The people will not cast off their old and tried servants and commit suicide even at the word of Hindman. 1 here was nothing new or original in Hindman’s speech, tlie same can he read at your leisure out of an old Gazette, by mix ing a few “ caucuses” up in the “ mess.” _ T. I For the True Democrat. Fayetteville, Oct. 1st, .1850. R. II. Johnson, Esg.— Sir: I embrace a few brief moments be fore the departure of the mail, to advise you that the Great Ajax has arrived, is here to-day and will be gone to-morrow._ This being the last day of the fair, and a large number of persons being in town, Col. Hindman had the opportunitv of ad dressing a thousand democrats if they bad been disposed to listen to him. His au dience composed, I suppose, between one and two hundred, partly of ladies and resi dents of other counties, a large number of whigs and know nothings, who occupied the chairs and benches within the railings, the democrats mostly occupied the rear, and were mere lookers on. Those democrats who did attend had an opportunity of seeing for themselves the truth of the oft repeated charge that Hind Mian’s sympathizers were whigs and know nothings, and 1 was glad they had this op portunity. Hindman’s entire speech being a tirade agaiast democrats, and being ap plauded bv the know nothings, had the effect to show oil as a regular old fashioned nhig meeting, and it had a telling effect, or it should have, against Hindman, among the democrats who stood in the back ground as spectators. ln this favored circle round the altar, at the head of the oft defeated am. never forgiving squad of whigs and know nothings, sat in all his glory and pomp of lorraei days, J udge Davy Walker, the defeated candidate for Congress, who was so soundly flogged by Gov. Veil in ’44, his face all radient with 'smiles or convuls ed with laughter as Hindman gave it to liis old enemies. The Judge, who was never known to neglect his private affaire an hour before, sat four hours, gloating over Hind man's assaults on good democrats; he gazed intensely, deeply, hopefully in the disor ganizer’s face, and applauded every blow that Hindman struck at the party. This revived in him old times, new hopes._ Capt. Cline, the unconverted philistine of the dark lanterns, was close by, and spur red on H. whenever he fagged,'and with him the rest of the little surviving squad of invetcrates, and aloug side sat cheek bv/ jowl their brothers—at least, in iniquity/ the head and tail of Hindman’s democratic disorganizes, with canes in hand ready to applaud when Davy smiled, which to them was the sign. Good democrats, these, once, but, alas, pity the ways of erring man, they are gone. Good-bye, Uncle “ Billy,” fare well, Cousin “ Jeff,” may your new friends take your soul* in keeping. To return to the Great Ajax, his was a biting, burning, blowing, frothing, foam ing. oily, soothing persuasive effort. He hurled his defiant fists at his distant foes, whilst he flattered, and undulated to those before him. He gave his best smiles to the editors of the Arkansian, and begged them to get right; he passed Wilson in silence; he said he had nothing against Gen. Clarke, (some of us were wishing that he had.) Col. Tibbetts, the odious object of his ire when he was here before, escaped his onslaught; in fact, he did not kick any body out of the meeting. He denounced Sebastian and Johnson, and dropped a tear to the memory of Clay, lie labored hard for applause, and he received it. but from what a quarter!! The whigs applauded him —the democrats were disgusted at him. In all his speech, Hindman did not utter one word in advocacy of democratic prin ciples—he advocated none but himself.— He did not defend the democratic party; he only defended Col. Hindman. He assailed not the know nothings or republicans, his assaults were upon democrats. Most all men have some friend to admire and praise, but not unsingular, in this case like him self, and true to his selfish instincts he ad mired no one, praised no one but himself. Of the various questions that are being propounded to him, Hindman made light of some, others he dodged, and one he flatly denied; and that one has been long ago proven upon him by the letter of J. W. Butler. Bis abuse was confined to the Governor, Senators, True Democrat, the democratic members ot the last legislature, particularly of Mr. Oates, Jerome B. Lewis, and poor “ Tdtotot.” who was a whig once, and al though he recognizes know nothings who were converted in 1856, he cannot forgve Tototot for opposing him now. Notwithstanding the applause, Hindman looked like a “dead cock in the pit.” If his visit here made him a single friend, that fact is of slow development, but several old democrats who had been undecided be fore declared that they could no longer he sitate to denounce his course. CYRUS. • Fayetteville, Oct. 2d, 1859. Mr. Editor.—Although not heretofore a subscriber, 1 have been an occasional reader of the True Democrat, and while fully indorsing the political views, both federal and State it sent forth, J withheld my concurrence in the personal warfare be tween yourself and Col. Hindman. Not having been long a resident of the Slate and t stranger, in a measure, to the politi cian^ of the democratic party, 1 was not fully prepared to form an opinion. I have seen the successive attacks of the Arkan sian, and regarded them too unreasonable, severe ami personal upon Col. Hindman to be just. I could not bring mv mind to the conclusion that Col. II. w ho bad been so recently honored by the suffrages of the democratic party, was guilty of the charges brorght. against him. But I saw and heard sufficient on last Saturday, to convince the most doubting mini; I had the mortification to witness a scene in the court house in this place, simi lar to none that i ever witnessed in Ken tucky, the State of mv nativity, or in old Alabama, the State of my later residence. I never saw before anywhere, a professed democrat addressing what appeared to be a whig or know nothing meeting, receiving constant bursts of applause from whigs and know nothings, whose entire remarks for four hours consisted of nothing but abuse of democrats, of democratic governois, se nators, representatives, editors, and even private individuals. It was the first time in my life, I ever saw tbe inner circle of a democratic meeting filled with old whigs I add know nothing leaders, seated in easy chairs and on benches, while the democrats stood on the floor outside of the railing, as mere outsiders. I saw all this at Col. Hindman's mectiin/ in t.iis place on Saturday. 1 heard an old unconverted whig, one who boasts that lie lias not yet wavered in bis opposition to every tiling that is democratic, call upon Col. II. to tell liim something against our democratic senators, and I heard Col. H. “thank the gentleman tor the suggestion,” and then declare that our senators “ ought to le crucified,” when one loud burst of applause foil from the lips of his whig au dience, and at the same time, saw one ex pression of bitter disgust upon the faces of the democrats; and clearly and distinctly did I read in their determined countenances, a resolve to “crucify” Col. Hindman. In that determination 1 joined, and I am now resdved to no longer withhold my concur rence iti the opinion of the True Democrat, tha Col. 11. is not ol the democratic party, with it, or in its organization. Such a ilia i is unworthy of the support of demo eras; and I am of opinion, that he cares not about democratic support, further than tint a sufficient number may follow him froTi our camp, who, united with the op position, can elect him to theU. S. Senate. Th> whole drift and aim of this canvass points to that object, lie is a “ fast” po liti ian, and is treading on the heels of his seniors, whom bethinks must give way to him. r’ho visit of Col. Hindman to this county, big attacks upon the organization of the democratic party, the open and barefaced support given him by tbe whigs and know nothings, have contributed to unite the de mceracy beyond the remotest chance of their being disorganized by the future ef forts of that gentleman. AX OLD DEMOCRAT. Ed. P. Washbourne’s Lithograph of the ‘‘Arkansaw Traveler.” We are glad to announce to onr reades an! friends that this Arkansaw painting has been lithographed by a celebrated artist in Boston, in the best manner it can be done this side of London or Paris; and that the lithographs will soon be ready for sale to all those who desire a copy of a lithograph of the painting of the, “Arkansaw Traveler” bv one of Arkansas’s gifted sons, and who desire to foster the native genius, talent and art of our state. This picture contains an admirable like ness of Col. Faulkner, the original, “ Ark ansaw Trader,’ and is said, by those who have seen the picture, to convey all the points, features, and jovialness of the tale and air, and cannot fail to take the eyes of all those who have listened to the well known and well-loved tune. We expect soon to receive a copy of the tale as told by Col. Faulkner, which we shall republish. But it is wholly super fluous for us to urge ain Arkansian to pur chase a picture representing a scene fami liar to every man, woman and child in the state—their purses will open to the picture as their hearts have often opened to the tune when played by a skillful hand. We know that the children of Arkansas will step up to assist a brother who is endeavor ing to reflect honor upon his state in the works ofayt.—Fayetteville Arkansian. Persecution Defined.— Persecution, from per and sequor, literally, to pursue. In popular use, “The infliction of pain, punishment or death upon others unjustly; particulary for adhering to a religious creed or mode of worship.”—Webster. “ And I persecuted this way unto the death binding and delivering unto prison both men and women.” Acts 22 : 4—Paul. The modren signification. 1 Refusing sweet meats to a spoiled child. 2. Opposinga proud aspirant’s opinions. 3. A hobby for demagogues. /- - -^ / Public Meeting. ' On this the 16th day of Sept., 1859, a large concourse of the people of Carroll county assembled together at the court house in Carrollton, for the purpose of re ceiving the “ Mountain Meadow” children who have just arrived under the charge of Col. W. C. Mitchell, special agent. On motion of Mr. Haggin, Col. James Fancher was called to the chair and ijyrne was appointed secretary. ! On motion of Mr. Watkins, the children, 15 in number, were placed before the people on the president’s stand, and Col. Mitchell pointed them out severally bv name and parentage, and gave the brief, but eventful and touching history of each child. He stated that the emigrant company to which they belonged was organized in Carroll county, and was composed of about 140 persons from this and other counties in north-western Arkansas. That while on their route for California in the month of Sept., 1857, the Mormons and Indians wantonly assailed them in Mountain Mea dow \ alley and spared only the lives of seventeen infants. That these little child ren were carried off after the massacre of their parents, kinsmen, and friends and kept secreted by the Mormons until a ransom of six thousand dollars was offered by Ur. Forney, government agent. He stated that two of the children rescued have been de tained in Salt Lake City for the purpose of giving testimony. When Col. Mitchell concluded his re marks. the committee, composed of John Haggin, W. W. Watkins, Bryce Byrne, J. F. Seaman, W. C. Bellcr, 11. F. Fan cher and A. H. Neely, appointed to draft resolutions, through their chairman, .John Haggin, reported the following preamble and resolutions, which were unanimously adopted: VS hkp.eas, v\ e have occasion to rejoice in consequence of the success that has crowned the efforts of those who undertook to have reclaimed and restored to their na tive country and their relatives, the little children that survived the “ Mountain Mea dow massacre” in Sept., 1857; andwhereas, the humane and philanthropic exertions of those who have done service in arresting the attention of the government, and direct ing it to the cruel captivity of these help less orphans among the Mormons and In dians have saved these children from ex treme wretchedness and ruin, and brought consolation to dear relatives in Arkansas, who were bowed in anguish and in tears, on account of the sad fate of loved ones who fell in said “ massacre”—therefore be it Resolved, That Col. W.C. Mitchell, who made the first movement, and whohasper severed with unremitting interest fornearly two years to recover and have restored the captive children, that are the only survivors of the terrible fate which so unhappily overtook their parents and kinsmen while crossing the ‘‘Mountain Meadow Valley” on their route to California, has displayed address and ability in the management of this important affair, and the goodness of a heart that is delicately sensitive to the cries of distress and the appeals of suffer ing; and that ho deserves the lasting grati tude of his fellow citizens, and especially of those who are connected by blood with said children. Resolved, That the lion. A. B. Green wood, our immediate representative in Con gress, is entitled to the highest meed of praise for his active and efficient services in the truly good work of redeeming said liapl css “Mountain Meadow” children from the custody of Mormons, and having them restored to their country and friends. Resolved, That the people of Carroll county have every reason for awarding credit to our eminently worthy Senators in Con gress, Messrs. Johnson and Sebastian, for the zeal and interest they have manifested in behalf of our little friends, as well as for persistent efforts in having ferreted out the authors of said horrible deed in which about 1 '20 A rkansians were slain on the 15th day of iSept., 1857, by Mormons and In dians. Resolved, That Senator Gwinn, of Cali., has brought the people of Arkansas under lasting obligations for efficient services ren dered in discovering the place when* said children were held in captivity, ami con tributing to their relief and redemption. Resolved, That while we condole with those of oor fellow-citizens who mourn the loss of children and relatives who fell in the “ Mountain Meadow massacre,” we at the same time congratulate some of those who thus mourn, that these little children who survived said massacre arc here now safely restored to them and may he regard ed as precious legacies from the departed ones. — Resolved, That Dr. Forney, Mr. Jarvis, Major Whitney, of the U. S. A., the go vernment agents, for re-capturing and de livering said children, for fat It full v discharg ing their respective duties and kindness to helpless orphans, merit and hereby have our heartfelt thanks. ( ol. Mitchell expresed himself in a few remarks very grealfullv towards the people ol ( arroll, Marion and Newton counties for their co-operation in arousing the attention of the government to the forlorn condition of said children while in captivity, and the terrible deed by which they were rendered orphans and so many ArTcansians were in humanly slain. Dr. J. F. Seaman was called upon to lead in prayer and the offering of thanks and praises to God for the safe deliverance of said children and their restoration to their relatives and friends. W. W. Wat] sins offered the following resolution, which was adopted: Resolved, That the secretary furnish the editors of the True Democrat and Arkan sian with a copy each of the proceedings of this meeting and request them to publish the same. On motion, the meeting adjourned. JAMES FANGHER, Prest. Wit. Byrne, Sec';/. Front the San Francisco Bulletin. Murder of Californians by the Mormons— Particulars of another Massacre. rl he 8alt Lake Valley Tan, of a reci date published a letter received front Mar aposa, California, asking for information concerning the fate of six men, who left California, in 1857, to pass through Utah, and who are supposed to have been murder ed by the Mormons. This letter also gives a narrative of the journeyings of the six missing men, so far as the writer was con versant with them; and states, also, that rumors of their murder had reached this State. For the purpose of introducing the important document which follows it., we publish the greater portion of the letter.— The writer says: Kirk Anderson, Esy.:—I have been re quested by a friend to write to you, or some other reliable person now in Utah, to ob tain, if possible, the particulars in regard to the murder, and the disposition made of the boilies, of six persons who left California early in 1857. The circumstances, so far as I know, are about as follows: Two brothers, Thomas and John Aiken, well known throughout the southern portion of this State; A. J. Jones, commonly known as “ Honesty Jones,” and three other men (names unknown) left California in the latter part of the summer of 1857, to join the army in Utah, as they supposed the anny would be thereby the time they would. In Carson Valley they fell in with the Mor mons, who were going to the city, in ac cordance with Brigham’s call. With these Mormons they traveled to the Goose Creek Mountains, where, hearing of the hostility of the Mormons, and consequent halt of the army on Ham’s Fork, they left the Mor mons with whom they had been traveling, and; to avoid trouble and delay, cut across with the intention of leaving Ogden City to their right, and reaching the army with out delay or difficulty. As soon as they had left camp, the Mor mons dispatched a messenger post haste to Brigham, to let him know that these men were passing. His Majesty sent a body of men to cut them off; they were arrested, without insistence, and brought down to the city. I was in Great Salt Lake City at the time. The first night they were brought in, they were kept in the Social Hall; and alter that, they were kept up stairs in the house next above Townsend’s Hotel, on the same side of the street. If I mistake not, there was a saddler’s shop in the basement. I left Salt Lake City in company with 'v m. Bel], (of the firm of Livingston, Kin Kead & Co.,) Ray, (of Gilbert & Gerrish,) Horace C lark and William Huntington, of Springville, as guides—Wilson and others. I left on the 7th of November, and I think the Aiken prisoners had been in the city about ten days. It was intimated to me, bv Mormons, that these men would be mur dered. I asked one Mormon (whose name 1 remember) why he thought so, and if any of these men had ever abused Mormons in f alifornia or elsewhere. He said one of them had; “besides,” said he, “they have got $8,000 in money, and several first rate animals, all of which we stand very much in need of, just at this time.” But to re turn to the subject. When we left the city, it was not known publicly what disposition would be made of the prisoners; but strange as it may appear, before we reached San Bernardino, we heard that these men were killed, and also heard where they were kill ed, and to this day I do not know how, when or where the report got into our camp; but certain it is, that the next mail from Utah corroborated the report in every particular. 1 he report was, that they were surprised and killed by the Indians, just as they were preparing to camp at Chicken Creek, near the Sevier river—four of them killed dead on the spot, and two escaped badly wound ta> aiul readied bait L reek, where they uijjrf of tlieir wounds the next day. It was also reported that Brigham discharged them, on condition that they would abandon the idea of going to the army and return to Califor nia, and assuring them that they would have no difficulty in getting here. 1 hey must have been murdered about the 16th of November, 1857. The widow of Andrew J. Jones (“ Hon esty Jones,”) has written to an acquaint ance in this county [Mariposa,] to know the fate of her husband. She wishes to know if he was buried—if he was one of the two who reached Salt Creek—or whether or not he was left upon the plains, his flesh to be torn by the wolves, and his bones to bleach in the sunshine. His children (of whom an interesting group now mourn the untimely loss of their long-absent father) also express the most feeling atixietv to know what disposition was made of the body of their father. And as a relative of Jones’ has recently died, leaving him heir to a handsome fortune, it will probably be come necessary to establish the fact that he is dead, in order that his widow and child ren may receive the benefit of his worldly goods. WHAT BECOME OF THOSE MEN-NARRATIVE OF THEIR Ml’RDER. The following affidavit, sent, to the Bul letin hv its attentative Salt Lake correspon dent, informs us definitely of the fate of these Californians, and narrates the brutal manner in which they were massacred: Territory of Utah.) Juab County. ( *'s' Al'ce Lamb being sworn, savs: She is 14 years of age, and has liveil in the city of Naphi for two years last past. That she lived in the family of John Anthony Wolf, President of one of the Seventies. That late in the fall of 1857, Porter Rockwell, with four men, came into Naphi from to wards Salt Lake City; they were all on horseback. It was on Friday, about 3 o’clock p. m. They stopped at Brother Foot’s right across the street from where I lived, and got their dinner, l’orter Rock well said he was a going to guard them through the settlements to California.— They left that evening, taking the road to wards California. Next morning, very early, Mr. Foot’s bov Cvrua, came over to Mr. Wolf s and asked him to come overt© his father’s. Mr. V\ oil said he was sick, and told Cyrus to tell his father to come over there. Shortly after, Mr. Foot, Bishop •laroli Bigler, and Brother Bryant, (Ins first counselor,) and Samuel Pieliforth, Presi dent of one of the (Seventies, came to Mr. \\ oil’s. 1 hey all talked about two of the men who had passed through the evening before with Porter Rockwell, getting nwav at • 1m ken ('reek, and coming hack in the middl ■ of the night. They said that two ol tlx. men had been killed, and that these two had escaped and got hack. They talked about, ten minutes, when it was concluded to take the two men up to Willow Creek, (that i» about eight miles north of here,) and kill them. They were to pretend to the men that they would take them back to Suit Lake City. I afterwards went over to brother Font’s—he was Postmaster—to get -Mr. \\ ill's paper, and saw one of the men there, d lie mail had come in the night, and Mrs. Wolf sent me early. Three fam ilies took one paper, and Mrs. Wolf wanted to road it first. There were a good many people there. The man whom 1 saw there was bruised all up; bis nose was mashed flat to bis face; lie looked as though he had been beaten with a club or gun-barrel; had no shoes on and bis clothes were all torn. Shortly after the sun was up, the two men were put in a gag on. James W olf and James t ’ook were in the wagon, and Porter Rockwell, Absolom Wolf and Homer Brown, went along, as a guard on horses, and had guns. Tliev all started on the road toward: Willow Creek, -lust after dinner, they all came hack, but the two men and Porter Rockwell. Broth er Rockwell lived up towards the citv. James Wolf, after they got hack, said, when they got opposite mv corral on Wil low Creek, that the two men didn't want them to drive down to the corral, (the cor ral is 400 or 500 yards from the road;) that they told them they must go down to feed and get something to eat; that they drove down, and when there the men got' out of the wagon; that they fired and killed them both; that they hurried them together near the creek, not far from the corral. The names of the men are not mentioned. They said, in talking about the matter in Mr. \\ olf’s family, that they were gamblers from California, and were very had men; that they had something they called love powders to give the women. Mr. Foot has one of their revolvers, and rides one of the horses they had, and says they had a heap of many. her Alice A Lamb. Signed in the presence) mark. of W. B. Martin, f Sworn to and signed before me, this 30th day of May, 1859. •Ino. Cradlebauoh, Associate Justice Sup. Court, U. S. The Thirty-Fifth Parallel. Guide Right—Forward—Jeff. Davis. Yielding to the frequently expressed wish of friends throughout the State—an im partial conception of a State and local in terest, and the demands of party fealty, we propose to publish in this city, on the 4th of Oct., 1859. a weekly newspaper, to be called the “Thirty-Fifth Parallel,” and to be devoted to the development of the re sources of our State and section; the growth of our city; the great profit of a Pacific railroad along the 35th parallel to the.Paci fic Ocean, and the ascendency and perpe tuity of democratic principles. Proper space and attention will be given in its col umns to morality—homo news and news from abroad—agriculture—the arts and sciences—literature — commerce-*— foreign and domestic markets, etc., etc., and every facility will he offered its friends to publish their views upon these and other polite sub jects of general interest. In announcingthe politics of this paper we wish it to le understood that we hold faith with the principles ol that democracy en grafted upon the practical working of the government bv Mr. Jefl'erson in his admin istration of its affairs, and practically car ried out by Jackson, Polk and Pierce, in the succeeding administrations, with all the point and force of the strict coincidence of those principles with the rights of the States of the Union and consequently the C———— 1 rights of the States of the south, under the constitution of the Union of the States.— None shall surpass us in the earnestness of our devotion and the sincerity of our efforts to uphold and perpetuate the cherished prin ciples of the democratic organization, and in defending persons placed in power by it, whether State or federal officials; but if any ol these, no matter whom, forget duty to country or party, we promise to be active and persisting in warning the public of the fact, and requiring the prompt application ot the proper remedy from the responsible power, without delay, fear, or a care for the consequences to ourselves. 1 his press is owned by none other than the proprietor and publisher, whose name is hereto affixed, and is established for the advancement of no man or set of men; nor will it descend in its conduct to aparticipa tion in private animosities and disputes involving no public act, interest or project; and will refuse the use of its columns to anonymous attacks upon individuals strictly in the private pursuits of life. The entire editorial department of the paper will be under the management of General A. G. Mayers. The “Thirty-Fifth Parallel,” will bo published in the city of Fort Smith, Ar kansas, on Tuesday, of each week, com mencing on the 4th of October, at two dol lars a year, if paid in advance, or two dol lars and fifty cents if paid within six months and four dollars at the end of the year. W. H. MAYERS. Fort Smith, Sept. 21, 1859. / From the Fort Smith Times. Seminole Indians—Visit to Maj. Rector— Interview with him. On Saturday last, a delegation of those Seminoles who emigrated west with Billy Bowlegs, presented themselves at the resi dence of the Superintendent, Maj. E. Hec tor. They were headed by Surnucka Micco, the chief, who they have elected as the suc cessor of Bowlegs. He is the son of Assin There were also with them Xocose l’ustnnuggee, or Long John Bowlegs, In spector General and Woxee Ilarjo, power ful men among them, accompanied by about twenty others of the people of less importance. < >n being asked by Maj. Hector the object of their visit, the chief said: We have come to see you in regard to our country; we are dissatisfied with the country that has been given us, and our former leader, Billy Bow lews, told us that you had promised to give us another country; and after telling at some length about their aversion to settling in the new country, he set down, and Maj. Hector said: 1 have complied with every promise I ever made to your people or to Bowlegs, to the smallest degree. Bowlegs refused to let any of his men go to Florida last winter, until I would promise to use my influence with the department to have him ordered on to Washington that he might lay his claim for negroes which he said had been taken from him, before the President, for payment; also he wished the government to purchase from the Creeks, a small por tion of their country for him and his party to settle upon. These things 1 have done. 1 stated the case to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, who said, lie had no use there for Bowlegs, and that he would not purchase any more country for him or his people; that they would be expected to live iu the country the government had given them. Long John then rose, much excited, and spoke with much animation. He said that the country the government wished them to live in, was not suited to their wants and they wanted another and would have it. Maj. Rector then told him, that, if such was his determination, he supposed he intended, of course, to whip the United States and take a country for themselves, and that he had better commence at once, for the sooner commenced the sooner ended. John said they did not wish to fight for a country, but that they did uot like the one assigned them; that they did not so much object to the country, as they did to living with the Old Settler Seminole* He sniil tlw>*7 tm.l been raised up under the ancient laws and customs of the tribe; that the most of their people were young men who knew no other laws; anil that their intercourse with fhe world had been but little; that they Were easily led into violation of laws they knew nothing about; that, for himself and his friends with him, that had seen service and bad some experience, and could live under any laws, but for the sake of the you»g men and children, they wished to keep up their ancient laws and customs; that the Old Set tler Seminoles had lost all their ancient customs and had made new laws and be come a new people; they did not know them as Seminoles any more, and they asked for a little spot of ground somewhere, upon which lit *y could live by themselves under their own laws, and raise their children in their own way. Ma or Hector told him that the govern ment could not nor would not buy them any mote country; that the Creeks would not sell any of their country, and if they would, the government would not lmv it; that they could take their choice to live in the country given them and participate in the annuities and benefits arising from the treaty, or they could live in the Creek country and be prohibited from drawing annuities, or participating in making their laws, but would be subject to their laws an 1 regulations and would be a poor set of Indians,—neither Seminoles nor Creeks— but said he, if you are opposed to living with the Western Seminoles, you knaw the treaty provides that the Country may he divided according to population. If you cannot live peaceably together, that you could have a small portion of the country set apart for yourselves, if the President would allow it, which he had no doubt he would. The Chief then said; We know not how to call upon the President, only through vou; that we look upon you as our friend; that you have always told us the truth, and we wish you to have a portion of the coun try set apart lor us, and the money coming to the nation, divided and let us live alone, and we will be satisfied and happy. The Maj. promised them to have it done for them, ii lie could, which pleased them very much. The chief then rose and thanked him kindly for his many acts of kindness to them and he was glad to meet him under his ow n roof, where every thing wore the appearance of comfort and happiness. He saw his squaw looking healthy and happy, and his children bright and cheerful, hoped they would always be happy; and now, said he, relying on your promise to us, I bid you good bye. Long John rose and said: Major, before I bid you good bye, I will take a drink with you, as we once did in the everglades, but I know you have better whisky than w-e had there, for I am told you always have a little on hand, that is bettor than can be found in the country—let’s have a little of that sort. jfcfT'Mr. D. M. Cook of Ohio publishes the following card: ‘‘I am now engaged in the construction ol a house to carry on and complete my great design the air ship—and, hope, by the spring of 18G0, to have my favorite model a-rial car ‘ Queen of the Air,’ per leeted. By tin's invention I expect Lo navi gate the air at will with en inconceivable velocity. The car will be twelve feet long anil four and a half feet in its equatorial diameter, and of a true pointed ellipse; and will be elevated, propelled, and directed solely by force of the electric engine, with out hydrogen gas, steam, fans, or rudders. I confidentially expect to finish my experi ments during the coming winter; and next summer, if successful, will make a voyage to San Francisco, breakfasting here, dining there, and returning the same day for sup per, making the entire trip in about twelve hours! Such is the kind of motor agency which has occupied my attention. As to its feasibility, I will leave the world to judge for itself when this statement shall have been practically demonstrated.” M&*llio compensation in many post offices is so inadequate that it is impossible to get efficient post masters; but in others the pay justifies “ good and efficient ser vice.” In the latter case there should be no excuses, but post masters required to come to the mark. \\ e never recollect a time that there were no complaints about the mails; and, as a general thing, we “grin and bear it,” be cause we can’t help ourselves. We hope the evils complained of below by the Brownsville Echo will speedily be reme died: OITR MAILS. AA e have refrained from saying any thing about the irregularities of our wes tern mails for some time, yvith the hope that all would, in a few days, he right again. But yve were mistaken. Several yveeks ago yve received a mailbag here tilled with letters and papers for Arkadelphia, instead of Brownsville. At another time yve gut the Batesviile mail-bag. At the time, we passed this dereliction of duty over in silence, thinking that probably the clerks at the Little Rock post office yvere rather s/nV/Vualiy confused, and that this neglect yvould not be repeated again. It has not; hut since that time, our Little Hook exchanges invariably come by the eas tern mail, sometimes eight days after pub lication. 1 p to this time ( Friday- evening) yve have not received a Little Book paper ot last week except the Gazette yvhich came from Memphis Wednesday. Xorv, yve would like to know, why should these things he? Is it not just as easy to put Brownsville mail matter in the Brownsville mail-hag as to put it into anoth er and send it where it should not go? We should get T.ittle Bock papers the next day after they are published, and if they yv-crc put in the Brownsville mail-bag yve yvould get them at the proper time. Will the Little Rock publishers try to remedy this evil? The fault lies either in them or the postmaster there, and it will he to their interest to see to and rectify these postal blunders. The Derbyshire Advertiser states that a young man, a member of an evangelical church, advertisers in a local paper for board in a pious family, where his (Jhristain example would he considered a compensation. I believe the jury has been inoc ulated with stupidity,” said a la waver. “ That may ho,” said his opponent, “ hut the har are of opinion that you had it the natural way.” MARRIED—At the residence of the bride’s father, on the 2d of Oct., 1859, bv N. W. Moore, esq., Mr. John T. McMahan to Miss Sarah Morrow—all of Conway county, Arkansas. Oh! Turner, shall it ever lie, That you and Sallie will he three— When you complete this nolile feat, Then will your happiness be complete. Also—at the residence of the bride’s mother, on the 29th of Sept., 1859, by N. \Y. Moore, esq., Mr. 1*. M. Austin to Miss Missouri Gordon—all of Conway county. Poor batchelors we miss the road, That might our future life decide! So many paths are vainly tried— So many, but the right one trod! Friend Austin, thou hast left the hand, Thou diil’st so often want to meet, And chosen for thee a fairer hand, That will thy way through life make sweet. » On the 22d Sept., 1859, by D. F. Shall, esq., Mr. Frank Williams to Mrs. Eliza beth A. King, all of this county. At the bride’s fathers,in Henderson coun ty, Tennessee, on Tuesday, the 27th Sept., 1859, by the Rev. \\ m. ,1. Hodges, James C. Fkuktt of Norristown, Pope county, Arkansas, to Miss IJettie Jones, of Hen derson county, Tenn. DIED—On the 21st of Sept., 1859, of congestion of the brain, after a short ill ness, at his residence in Arkansas county, J ndge Thom as Halliburton, aged !',•> 2 months and 26 days. "iNDEXfo^ Judge Halliburton was born in Wake county, X. C., but emigrated in early child hood with his father to Humphreys county, Tenn., where he lived a useful and honored member of society for 4tl years—25 years of that time holding positions ol’honor and trust with credit to himself and to the sat isfaction of his fellow-citizens. In 1845 lie removed with his family to Arkansas county, in this State, where he resided to the day of his death, filling for several years the office of probate judge. Judge II. was always in politics an un swerving and consistent democrat—was for 40 years an honorable member of the Masonic fraternity, and died as he had lived, a consistent member of the Missionary Bap tist church. He lived to see nearly all his children grown up and occupying useful positions in society, and died regretted by all who knew him. 1 o his bereaved wife and children, lie the consolation of knowing, that after fuddl ing in this life his duty to his God, his family, his country and his neighbor—for his soul abounded in charity—he never turned a deat ear to the cry of distress, but his band, prompted by the impulses of a no ble heart, was always ready to relieve the wants of the needy. Peace to his ashes. ’ T-. I enn. and Missouri papers please copy. At the residence of her father, Joseph Lindsey, esq., in Saline county, Ark., Mrs. Margaret \\ .. Hovvei., relict of Philo Howel, dcc’d, aged 84 years, 11 months and (> days, after a lingering illness of eight weeks, though she had been in delicate health for several years. She was an exemplary member of the Methodist church, and a consolation to her numerous relations and friends is, that their loss is her gain. G. M. H. Arkansas and Texas papers please copy. PRICE CURRENT. CORRECTED WEEKLY BY FF.ILD ft. DOLLEY, Wholesale and Retail Merchants, East Main Slrecti Little Rock, Arks. Coffee per sack. ]4c. Flour, (best, per 100 lbs.).$1 50 @5 00 Sugar, (brown, per lb.). 10 @ 12L£ Powdered, do. 18 @ 20 Crushed do. 18 @ 20 Molasses per barrel. 45 @ 50 “ “ half barrel. 50 @ 55 Com. Whisky by bbl. 35 @ 40 “ “ “ half bbl. 40 @ 50 Old Rye “ “ “ “. 1 25 @2 00 “ Bourbon “ “ “. 1 25 @2 00 “ Monongehala “ “. 1 25 @2 00 American brandy, “ . 75 @100 Sweet Malaga wine. 75 @1 00 American gin,. 75 @1 00 Bacon, hog round. 10 @ 121 .< Sugar-cured canvassed hams_ 15 @ 17 “ Chickens per dozen. 1 75 @2 00 Irish potatoes per bushel. 50 @1 00 Sweet “ “ “ . 1 00 @1 50 Lard, at retail. 12>£@ 15 Corn meal per bushel. 80 “@ 1 00 Com “ “ 75 @ 80 Butter per lb., (if fresh,). 20 (fi> 25 Eggs “ doz. 15 @ 20 Salt per sack. 1 75 @2 00 Bar iron. 6 @ 6)3 Horse shoe iron.... 7 @ 7)^ Nails per keg . 6 @ 8 Soap per lb. 10 @ 12 Candles per box. (star,). 28 @ 30 Castings per lb. 6 @ 7% Little Rock, Ark., Oct. 12, ’59. NE W A D VEIITI 8EM E N T8. “FASHION IS A FICKLE JADE.” BUT Mrs. R. A. Graham has justpt-. received the latest and most fashionahleftjfT. Fancy Goods and can satisfy all that her’s is the last and most approved style of the “ fickle iade.-’ She has Bonnets, Ribbons, Dress Goods, Dress Trimmings and all description of MILLINERY GOODS. Call and examine for yourselves, and such in ducements will be offered as will insure a bargain to the purchaser. R. A. GRAHAM. Oct. 12, 1859. Situation as an Overseer Wanted T>\ the subscriber, who has a family, and , . llas kad much experience as an overseer in Louisiana and Missouri. Address Little Rock. Oct. 12,1852. It THOS. MOORE. — 1111111 I < GREAT ATTRACTION AT HEZEKIAEC’S. He. HEZEIyIAH has jnst returned • from the North and East, where he select ed and has now in store, one of the finest assort ments of Gentlemen’s Dress and Furnishing Goods erer ottered in this market ; among which may bo found the best of CLOTHS, CASSIMERES, and r VESTINGS, CRAVATS, STOCKS, COLLARS, and DRAWERS, SHIRTS, UNDERSHIRTS, and ti. ,. SOCKS. Indeed every thing to be bad in a Fashionable t lothing and I adoring establishment. HEZEMAH employs none but the best of H orkmen, and is ready, at the shortest notice to make single garments, or whole suits of Clothes in the best and most fashionable gtvle Oct. 12, 1859. Fall and Winter Goods Cheaper than Ever. I AM now in receipt of a full and com plete stock of Fall and Winter FANCY and STAPLE DRY GOODS, READY MADE CLOTHING, BOOTS, SHOES. HATS, CAPS. HARDWARE, QUEENS VV A RE, GROCERIES and a host of notions. My stock of Dry Goods consist in part of plain and fancy DeLains, Pail DeChevre, Woolen Plaids, l.insey, Alpacca, Prints, Kerseys, Flannel, Drill, lh invn and Bleached Domestic, Shaw Is, Cloaks, and in tact, everything generally kept in the Div Goods line. My stock ol Ready Made Clothing is the largest and best selected in the State, and which I am de termined to sell cheaper than nnv other house in Little Rock—they consist in part of Overcoats, Walking Coats, Fine Dress Coats, Business Coats, and a large lot ol common Working Coats. My. large stock of Pants and Vests are of all qualities and sizes—also, a large assortment of line white and fancy Shirts, Undershirts, Drawers and every thing else in the Gents’ Furnishing Goods. Thanktul for the past liberal patronage, I would respectfully solicit a continuance of the same of mv old customers and the public in general, to give me a call and examine mv stock. A. POLLOCK, Main Street, Next door to A. J. llutt. _Little Rock, Oct. 12,1859, Take Notice. 1AM tlii s day authorized to sell my goods w hich w ere sunk and slightly damaged oti the steamer Red V\ ing, all of which I will now sell ut greatly reduced prices. Call soon as tliev will gooff fast. Come and look at them Cloaks at Oct. 12. 1859._A. POLLOCK’S. Gloves and Hosiery. V LARGE assortment of ladies and . gentlemens’(.loves. Ladies Gauntlets in large variety, Kid, Back and Woolen Gloves, also Woolen and Cotton Ladies’, Misses’ and Gents’ Hose. Cheap at A. POLL( ICK’S, Oct. 12,1859. _ Main street. Boots and Shoes. VGOOD assortment of Ladies’, Misses’ Gents’ ami Boys’ Boots, Shoes and ti.liters, as cheap as any—at A. BOLLOCK'S. Oct. 12, 1859._ Guns. Rifles, Pistols and Revolvers OF different manufactures, at extremely low prices. Call and examine them at Oct. 12, 1 *59._A. POLLOCK’S. TjMNE CIGARS and TOBACCO, of va 1 rious brands, at A. POLLOCK’S. Oct. 12,1859. 'EM>REIGXand DOMESTIC LIQUORS 1 at the verv lowest prices—at Oct. 12. 1859. A. POLLOCK’S. | T OOPS, HOOPS—cheaper than ever, A at A. POLLOCK’S. Oct. 12, 1859._ /MLOAKS and SHAW LS of the very V latest styles, very cheap at Get. 12, 1859. ” A. POLLOCK’S. J. W. M CONAUGHEY. F. W. HOADLEY. McCONAUGHEY & HOADLEY, Attornevs at Law, Little Rock, Arkansas—will practice in the Circuit Courts of Pulaski, Prairie, Ashley, Drew, Chicot, Desha, Arkansas and Jefferson; in theSupreme, Federal, Chancery and Probate Courts at Little Rock, and attend to the collection of claims in any part of the State. Office up stairs in the Adams buildin". Oct. 12, lt-59. l v GUNS ! GUNS! GUNS ! JUST received per steamer South Bend, an assortment of fine Double Barrelled Shot (■uns, Rides, Shot Bags, Powder Flasks, Gam Bags, Flint and Percushion Gun Locks, Pisto1 Locks, Cleaning Rods, etc., etc., for sale cheap lor cash. II. GRIFFITHS, Gun Smith, Markham street. Little Rock, Oct. 12, 1859. 3w Cast Iron Pumps. j N. 22 FORCE PUMPS; X 31L, feet Galvanized Pipe; 147 “ 3 Ply Iloes; Section and Chain Pumps; Well Wheels; 4\ rought Iron Bench Screws; Cabinet Clamps; Screw Clamps; Iron Boot Jacks; Meat Cutters, No. 1,2, 3; i Sausage Stutters; Wash Boards, double and single; Grind Stone Gearing and Flan-res; Barn Door Hangers and Rails. The above will be sold cheap for cash. „ „ D. BENDER, _£>pt. E— l'-’9.__ Markham street. Dissolution of Partnership. r I MIL partnership heretofore existing in ... *he meivantile business, between Merrick it Hassell, ts this day dissolved bv mutual consent. As it is the desire t.f the late firm to close tin their business, as speedily as possible, all persons indebted either by note or account, are respectfully calks upon to liquidate the same—thereby saving .trouble to the firm, and cost to tin parties tliem selves- T. D. MERRICK, „ JOHN WASSELL. Gazette and Old Line Democrat copy 4 weeks. Oct. 12, 4w CAULK & BRYANT A RE prepared to repair or build Steam ^ , and \, atcr .*1 ills, ( otton Gins, and to over liRiii mid put in complete running order machinery ot all descriptions. They have had large and long experience in the business, and flatter themselves that they can do all work in their line to the satis faction, both in price and workmanship, of all who may employ them. If satisfaction is not rendered no pav will he exacted. ROBERT W. CAT’LK, JAMES BRYANT. Orders may be addressed to them at Little Rock or left at the True Democrat office. Oct. 12,1859. FARM FOR SALE. T OFFER for sale the farm, \ 1 on which 1 now reside, five miles— west of Benton, on the Saline river,SrcE*fr?!.V»U the tract contains 800 acres, 400 of which is the best of bottom land. The improvements consist of a good dwelling house, cotton gin, horse mill, C1.1 J')^)arn» anfl ;i fine orchard and garden— with 220 acres in cultivation. It can he conve niently divided in two settlements if desired. *or terms apply to me on the premises, or by let ter to Benton. j. a. MEDLOCK. Oct. 12. 1859. 3m* NOTICE. THE co-partnership heretofore existing between the undersigned, under the name and style of Raplev, Hanger & Co., is dissolved this day by mutual consent. The liabilities of the late firm are assumed by Chari.es Raplet and Peter Hanger, to whom all debts due the same are to he paid. CHAS. RAPLEY, P. HANGER. _ . S. H. NIEMAN. fSLittle Rook, Sept. 10, 1859. NEGROES WANTED." ~ V\7ANTED to buy a likely negro • YY girl, 15 or 17 years old, large andJw. healthy. Also ahoy from 10 to 15 years old, 4 for which a liberal price will be paid in cash. "En quire at the True Democrat office. Oct. 12, 1859. dm* NOTICE^ THE undersigned, gentleman and lady, practical School Teachers, and natives of Alabama, are desirous of obtaining a situation in middle or northern Arkansas. The best testimo nials will be given. Apply through the True De mocrat. JAMES M. STOVALL, Rocky Point, Attala County, Miss. Oct. 12, 1859, fiw Two Yoke of Oxen A Wagon for sale bv It D. BENDER, Oct. 12, 1859. _Markham street. Thimble Skein and Pipe Box. WAGON Boxes No. 34, 3*. 4,4* inches Yt bv 12 inches. For sale bv D. BENDER, Oct. 12, 1859. Markham street. Dry Goods. WE are now receiving a lot of the newest Y Y styles of Dress Goods for ladies and gentle mens’wear. BRUGMAN &. CO. Oct. 12, 1859.__ Ctttton Laps FOR making Quilts and comforts, for sale very low by BRUGMAN & CO. Oct. 12,1859. Window Glass. kA BOXES Window Glass, various YS' ’ sizes aud superior quality, for sale low for cash by BROGMAN it CO. Oct. 12,1859. Chewing Tobacco. OAAA LBS. first, rate Chewing To AVV/U hacco, for sale at very low prices by Oct. 12,1859. BRUGMAN & CO.