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Vo/, 20. : : : • • • • No. 1.
' r ” h . JOHNSON, Editok.
KARRIS flanagin,
We are requested to annonnee the follow
ing candidates:
For Stute Senator from Pulaski and Prainecounties,
For Representatives from Pulaski county,
For Judge of the 5tti Judiciul Circuit,
For Prosecuting Attorney of the 5th Judicial CircuU,
Fur County and Probate Judge,
For Clerk,
Col. T. L>. MERRICK.
For Sheriff,
For County Treasurer,
R. HUTCHINSON, for Circuit Judge in the 2J
Judicial Circuit.
L. B. GREEN, for Circuit Judge in the Cth
Judicial Circuit. ,
II. B. STUART, for Circuit Judge in the 9th
Judicial Circuit.
ISAAC W. SMITH, for State Senator from the
district composed of the counties of Clark, Pike
and Polk.
STEPHEN BUZBEE, as a representative from
Saline county.
JOHN H. QUISENJ3ERRY, as a representa
tive from Prairie county.
JOSEPH SCOTT, ior County and Probate
Judge of Saline county.
LARKIN COLLINS, for Clerk of the Circuit
and other Courts of Saline county.
M- W. HOUSE, for County Treasurer of Saline
Dr. B. P. JETT, for State Senator from the
counties of Hempstead, Lafayette and Sevier.
S. J. STALLINGS, for State Senator for the
counties ot Veil, Terry and Conway.
Col. BEN. T.EMBREE, for State Senator from
the district composed of the counties of Johnson
and Pope *
TIIOS. FLETCHER, for state Senator from
the district composed of the counties of Jefferson,
JJUiiliit Aiivl Ai Kdiituib
MOSES II. WOODS, for State Senator form
the district composed of the counties of HotSpring,
Montgomery and Saline.
WILLIAM TURNER, of Conway county, is a
candidate for member of the Military Board.*
ROBINSON LYTLE, for Representative from
Jefferson county.*
£~S?“The Presbytery of Ouachita will hold its fall
sessions at Washington, Hempstead county, on Wed
nesday, the 22d October prox., at 11 o’clock, a. it.
A. K. BANKS, Stated Clerk.
CaSTTbe Arkansas Annual Conference will con
vene at Seafey. Nov. 5th, 1SG2.
B. LEE, P. E.
Gov. Rector’s Paper.—As Governor Rector has
started a paper of his own in this city, we suppose
we will hear nothing more of hi3 being a persecut
ed man, without the means of making a defence.
The first number of the concern was issued last
week, in which the publisher (it has no editor) pro
claimed that he was frank enough to admit that he
had but one principal end to subserve, and that teas
his own projit and interest. W e suppose he will
accomplish that end if Rector is elected.
Such being bis “principal end," we think the
public will agree with us, that his paper was mis
named the Patriot.
Was Curtis Scared?—The Governor says that
his proclamation of the 8th of May, callling for
4,50'J troops and threatening to build a new ark,
was intended to affect Curtis and his army, then in
Arkansas. Curtis must have shaken in his boots
when lie read it, and when he found that an im
mense terce of 1,500 incn, who would have volun
teered or have been conscripted in the Confederate
army, were to he taken from the command of Con
federate generals and hurled against him, under
the lead of militia generals and the greal warriors
of the family, no wonder he paused, reflected and
retreated. So, when Lincoln issued his proclama
tion calling for 75,000 men to put down the rebell
ion and ordering the rebels to disperse within thir
ty days, there w as great commotion in Dixie. But
then the commotion was caused by laughter. Rea
der the man who gravely tells you that he intend •
ed to scare Curtis by calling for 4,500 men to op
pose the federal army, and threatening to carry
Aikansas out of the Confederacy, is again a can
didate for your suffrages. Wiil you stultify your
selves by voting for him.
C2j?“Col. 1'lanagin will be elected, will accept
the office and will be inaugurated Governor of Ar
kausas. A new dodge of his opponents is to as
sert that he will not accept if elected. Because
lie w ill not stoop to electioneer, to go about beg
ging votes or quarreling with those who oppose*
him, but bares his breast to the foe, and fights forj
the gloiious stars and bars, the people may never-!
t'teless rest assured that there is no post of duty
to which lie may be called in which lie is not pre
pared to do his whole duty.
$5^” Within a week the destiny of Arkansas,
not only for the next four years, hut for half a
century to come, will have been decided. It
will take years of economy and prudenc e to
replace the wealth squandered during the past
two years. Four years more of such folly will
throw us so far iftck that uot “ the most astute
financial skill known to political ethics” can
bring us to the position we were.
Voters of Arkansas, ponder on these things.
Though you should he willling to bear the
yoke, are you willing to fasten it upon your
children aud children's children?
Six Memphis draymen, drays, horses aud mules,
were captured by some of Col. Farson’3 men, at
Council Bend, on the Mississippi river, hauling
cotton from the interior for shipment on transport
Saline, which boat narrowly escaped capture. The
men aud drays were brought to Little Rock yester
ilay. J
A Last Appeal.
A wise and beneficient Providence has placed
it withiu the power of the people of Arkansas, 1
on Monday next, to decide the destiny oi the ]
State for weal or for woe. We conj are the voters 1
to remember that the vote for Governor, which 1
they shall cast next Monday, is the most iin- (
portant one they were ever called upon to cast. '
If you want to save the State from utter bank- j
ruptcy, vote for Flanagin.
If you want to cut off the long train of kin
now filling unheard of offices at enormous sala'
ries, vote for Flanagin.
If you want to convince the world that we
are true to the glorious, young Confederacy and
not disposed to become one of the animals to
enter a new ark to tioat on new waters, vote for
If you waut to see a hearty support and co*
operation given to the Confederacy and har
mony existing between the State and Confed
orate governments, vote for Flanagin.
If you want to show our sister States that
Arkansas is true to the great cause of inde
pendence and resolved to be free in the Con
federacy, vote for Flanagin.
If you want to see an enquiry made into the
transactions of the last two years, vote for
If you want to save millions, redeem the
State, elevate our credit, restore confidence and
secure a patriotic and economical administra
tion, vote for Flanagin.
If, on the other hand, you want to see a
faction enriched; a Slate army created; the
Confederacy thwarted at every turn; millions
of the people’s mouey put in the hands of kin
dred and favorites; dangerous assumptions of
power made on every pretext; part of the State
government carried from post to pillar at the
will, or fear of one man; the State placed in a
false, attitude and ruin and disgrace to over
whelm us all, then vute for Rector.
We appeal to the voters to let no false cries
of persecution beget a false pity for those who
have no pity for them. Let no dislike to for
mer parties or individuals, influence their votes.
We have no enmity now against any except
those whom we believe to be the enemies of the
State or of the Confederacy. We do not ask
you to vote to second any plau or prejudice oi
ours. Cut for your own sakes; for that of your
children; for the sake of the great cause, for
truth, honor and justice, and for the sake oi
your country, get rid of the oppressor and his
cormorants and elect the uatriot I* lunagiu.
False Claims Disponed of.
Those who are fattening upon the people’s sub
stance, and drawing heavy sums from the treasury
for doing nothing, are straining every nerve to
elect Rector and retain their sinecures. In order
to deceive the people they set up the most outrage
ous claims. Let us examine them.
Th.ev claim that Rector was elected for four
year?, and, therefore, should be retained. So was
Abe Lincoln. They modestly claim that Rector
caused the State to secede from the old Union.—
The fact is, that secession was the act of the peo
ple in convention. Besides, it would be very in
consistent in a man who claims to be Governor
because elected under an old state of things, to
refuse to acknowledge a President who sets up a
precisely similar claim.
Another claim set up for Rector, is, that he took
the arsenal at this place. Whether taking posses
sion of the place, under the circumstances, at such
an enormous expense, when -it would have fallen
into the lap of the State by the ordinance of «eces
sian, was right or wrong, Rector neither deserves
credit or discredit for it. The volunteers wito came
here to take it was told by him that he had not
sent for them. lie said that the preparations to
take the arsenal were unknown to him. In hia
message to the convention he says: “ I advised
the committee, however, that the volunteer force.-,
were neither here by my authority or within my
A further chum is set up for him that he seized
certain boats, with stores, etc. Now, the truth is,
that he did not know there were such boats in our
waters, until they had been taken by the patriotic
citizens of Helena, Napoleon and Pine Bluff, of
their own motion. He had no more to do witli it
than any other citizen.
The arsenal, at Little Rock; the barracks, at
Fort Smith; and the hospital, at Napoleon, all
would have been, and did become, ours by the se
cession of the State. As to the stores and goods
seized on the boats, the people who did it, deserve
ccedit. But what become of them? Were they,
or any considerable part of them, turned over to
the army? Were any of them sold, by whom, arid
where are the proceeds of the sales?
But about tire most ridiculous claim of all is
that Rector has armed, clothed and equipped a
number of regiments. The patriotic women who
have spun, woven, knitted and sewed, are entitled
to no credit it seems. Tire military board, that ap
pointed agents to collect clothing; the citizens w ho
gave up their guns; the patriots who helped to fur
nish nnd fit out soldiers, are all set aside, and tire
credit claimed for one man.
Was there ever more presumptuous hunrbuggery ?
ET A good -heating stove and pipe for sale.—
Enquire at True Democrat office.
Coy. Rector says that he recommended the ap
propriation, by the legislature, of $10,000, to be
expended in making salt, and that the editors of
the Gazette and True Democrat opposed and defeat
ed the recommendation. So far as we are con
cerned, this is untrue. We never before knew
that Gov. Rector made such a recommendation.—
IIis message, by his own order, was never pub
lished. In glancing over a copy of it, printed for
the prioate use of the General Assembly, we acci
dently fell upon a recommendation of an appro
priation to provide him with a body guard to pro
tect himself and other State oflicials, and became
so disgusted that we read no farther. The idea of
a governor demanding a body guaid to protect his
person in the midst of a people who had elcoled
him to so exalted a place, was too supremely ridi
culous for us to proceed, and so we never saw the
recommendation about the salt.
Gov. Rector had a large contingent appropriation
which he could readily have expended in supplying
the people with salt, had he desired. lie thought
proper, however, to spend it otherwise, and now’
the people are wholly without that necessary arti
Governors of other States were not so unmiiid
futof tiie wants of their people. Arkansas will
suffer more for the want of salt than any other
State in the Confederacy. After having spent over
three millions of dollars in less than tico years, Gov.
Rector comes forward with the miserable excuse,
for not supplying tbe people with salt, that the leg
islature failed to appropriate the paltry sum of
$10,000 for that purpose. Had he have spent the
one-thousandth part of the vast amount he spent
otherwise, in procuring a supply oi salt- for the
wives and children of those who have gone to the
war, lie would have had the good wishes of many
who now regal'd his administration as a curse to
the State.
The suffering for the want of salt will be incal
culable among the people, and Gov. Rector should
suffer deep remorse in consequence thereof. He
had the power to have provided for its manufac
ture in abundance, and he wholly failed to d<> f*
the news.
The telegraphic dispatches have the dates so
nixed, and the accounts are so conflicting, that we
rave endeavored to glean from them and from the
lorthem exchanges in our possession, the facts and
eports in their order ef time.
As to Maryland, it appears that, on Thursday,
September 11, Stonewall Jackson attacked Har
>er’s Ferry. On Saturday, the 13th, he took pos
lession of the Maryland heights, on the north side,
tntl Loudon heights, on the south side, of the river.
During this time, while Jack son w a s at the Ferry,
;herc were severe battles and skirmishes in Mary
and. Hill’s division had come down towards
Boonsboro. On Sunday, the 14th, at South Moun
ain Gap, a gorge of the mountain on the turnpike
between Middleton and Boonsboro, 80,0(10 fcderals
ittacked D. H. Hill. He gave them fight, and
held them in check. To understand the dispatches
,t may be well to keep in mind, that the federal
irmy is divided into twelve corps, or divisions, as
follows: 1. Hooker; 2. Sumner; 3. Hientzelman;
t. Keyes; 5. Fitz John Porter; 6. Franklin; 7.
Pix; 8. Wool; 9. Burnside; 10. Mitchell; 11.
Sedgwick; 12. Seigel. In this battle, the Con
federate general Garland, waskiHed. 1 lie federal
general Reno was also killed, and Hooker wounded.
Longstreet hurried up to reinforce Hill, and the
fcderals received reinforcements to the number of
10,000. The fcderals acknowledge a loss, on that
lay of 3,000. After nightfall our army fell buck
towards Sliarpsburg. At the time of the fight at
South Mountain, another fight was going oil at
Burkinvillc Gap. The fcderals claim to have
taken Howell Cobb and all his Georgians and the
116th Virginia regiment. Franklin’s division at
tacked Cobb, and was at least 50,000 strong. Hill
was attacked by 80,000, and held them at bay.
On Monday moaning, at 9 o clock, Gen. Miles
surrendered Harper’s Ferry with 11,000 privates
ind 425 officers, 10,000 stand of arms, and 73
pieces of artillery. Jackson appears to have pa
roled the prisoners at once, and leaving a small
force to take care of the stores, left immediately7
to reinforce our army near Sharp-burg. On this
day, Monday, 15th, there was severe fighting all
day, while both armies were taking up positions.
One federal report, in which we place no reliance,
claims to have utterly destroyed Drayton s S. C.
brigade. That the forces on each side wrcre not
idle on Tuesday, the 16th, is certain, but we have
no disnatches Darticularlizing the events of that
day. We suppose that Burnside’s division was
thrown across the Potomac to get in the roar 0.
the Confederates, and Jackson fell back and played
havoc among them at Sheppardstowu. On Wed
nesday, the 17th, the great battle of the war was
fought near Sharpsburg. We have no Confederate
account of the battle.' The federals admit a loss
of 15,000 in killed and wounded. They claim to
have takpn 12,000 prisoners and ten batteries of
artillery. Later dispatches, and the Memphis pa
per of the 23d, seem.to look upon it as a drawn
battle. Among the generals killed are Thomas I.
Meagher and Sedgwick, and Rodman mortaliy
wounded. The federals had it reported that Hill
was killed and Longstreet made prisoner.
On Thursday, the 16th, both sides were engaged
in burying their dead, and removing their wounded.
On Thursday night and Friday, the Confederate
army crossed the Potomac with all their trains, and
wounded men.
■ Late dispatches, to be found under the head of
“ Telegraphic,” nnuounce that our army is in Vir
ginia, and report fighting going on this side.
The admitted loss of the federals in the Mary
land campaign is over tu0,000. 1 hey put the Con
federate loss at double that, hut wo opine their
loss is greater than ours. "
It must be noticed that the prisoners we took
were paroled on the bat tle field, a-ldlo the prisoners
they took were sent to Baltimore, Fort Henry and
other prisons.
In the Kanawha valley, on Saturday, the 13th,
Gen. Loring took possession of the Kanawha
Salines, when he found the salt works not much
injured, and a large quantity of salt, which was
selling at 35 cts. a bushel. He issued an order
urging the farmers to bring in forage and take salt
in payment therefor. On the next day, Sunday,
the 14th, he chased the fed3 out of Charleston,
and took possession of the burning town. He was
following the enemy at last accounts, wrbo were at
Point Pleasant, or crossing the Ohio.
In Kentucky, on the night of the 17th, the fede
ral evacuated Cumberland Gap, blowing up their
magazines, destroying all their property, and blast
ing rocks to obstruct the road. They retreated by
the Harlan road, into Kentucky, with the Confede
rates in full pursuit. On the 17th, the Confede
rates in front of Cincinnati began to fall back,
destroying all the bridges on the Covington and
Lexington railroad. Gen. Heath, who was in com
mand, promised to return in three weeks, and camp
in Cincinnati. The federal general, Wallace, was
sent to Columbus, Ohio, to brigade the paroled
prisoners for service against the Indians. His suc
cessor at Cincinnati is Gen. A. J. Smith.
On Tuesday, the 16th, Col. Wilder, with 5,000
men and ten pieces of artillery, surrendered Mum
fordsville, Ky.
Bragg and Buell are massing their forces in
Kentucky, and a battle may have taken place ere
Since the above was written, we have received
later dispatches, which will be found in the appro
priate column. It will be seen that the battle of
Sharpsburg was a Confederate victory, as our forces
held the battle field. We receiv ed a large bundle
of federal papers, of late dates, and, in reading the
telegraphic dispatches, the blowing, exulting and
bragging, we were alarmed until the facts came.
The truth is that another such victory will ruin
Honor to whom Honor is Due.—To es
cape from the logical consequences of Hector’s
proclamation to cut loose from the Confederacy,
he says and his friends say, that it led to the
Confederacy adopting measures for the defence
of Arkansas. They endeavor to make the peo
ple believe that the State was saved from fur
ther invasion, by Hector’s treasonable procla
mation alarming the authorities at Richmond.
Now look at the facts. The proclamation was
issued about the 8th of May. Before that time
a general had been ordered here; troops from
Texas were on the march lor this point; a new
department had been created and a Major Gen.
selected to make his headquarters in Arkansas.
The whole force west of the Mississippi was to
be concentrated here.
We owe this to our delegation in Congress,
who insisted upon it, labored for it and who
would have done more and sooner, had their
efforts been properly seconded. Had a vigor
ous and hearty co operation been given to the
Confederate generals, and their calls for troops
not interfered with, the battle ofElk Horn would
have been a decided victory; Curtis would never
have entered oar State, and the sufferings of our
citizens in North Arkansas would have been
uufelt. Long before the famous proclamation
was issued, the “ arteries of the Confederate
heart" did “permeate beyond the east bank of
the Mississippi'’ and measures were taken to
defend the capital of Arkansas, from which the
Governor was preparing to*flee, and which he
did abandon, when the enemy was not within
fifty miles.
Two hundred ami . --wwt to Alton, jjj j
An Artful Docile.
To get rid of the charge of the wasteful expen
diture of public money. Rector’s friends fix up a
statement of the amounts paid on the orders of the
Military Boord and deduct it. Rector called out
troops, disbanded them; called out others; sent re
cruiting officers and involved the State in an enor
mous expense, which the Military Board had to
pay, of course. If the Confederate authorities had
not been interfered with these troops would have
gone into the Confederate seivice at once, and the
State would have been relieved from this expense.
When anything discreditable is done the Military
Board is held up as a shield, but if anything credi
table, it is ignored. Indeed, no good housewife
has knitted a pair of socks or woven a yard of
cloth for the soldiers; no patriot has given up his gun
or means to equip soldiers, but that all the credit
is claimed for Rector. When the people begin to
ask where their money has gone, the Military Board
is held up. It is not the paying of the debt, but
the ercation of it that was unnecessary, and which
all right minded men denounced.
Saving the State.
We find the following concerning Gov. Rector in
his organ last week:
“By the issuance of his proclamation of May 5th,
(denounced by those papers as treasonable) and by
despatching messengers eastof the Mississippi asking
tor assistance, when the Stato had been and was aban
doned. he procured assistance and saved the State
and her people from utter ruin.”
The State and people were saved by the Texas
troops, not by Gov. Rector. Ron. Robert W. John
son arrived in this city a few days after Gov. Rec
tor’s ilight with the archives of State, und learning
the state of atfuivs, immediately went to Coriutli,
Mississippi, and there procured from Gen. Beaure
gard the authority and the means to defend the Slate
against Gen. Curtis.
This he did wliile Gov. Rector was fleeing south
with the State government, his family ana his effects.
Senator Johnson procured immediately of Gen.
Beauregard the power to stop all the Texas troops in
this State on their way to Corinth, and an order to
Gen. Roane to assume authority ami defend the Slate
to the la*t cttnniitg and neri r abandon it.
This is wlmt “ saved the Slate and her people from
utter ruin.” The flight of Gov. Rector was an in
vitation to Gen. CuGis to come to the Arkansas river,
because it showed a weakness uml a want of nerve
calculated to assure an easy conquest.
The idea of giving the credit of saving the State
to Gov. Rector, who runaway at the first note of
alarm, is not only ridiculous, but au insult to those
who remained at their posts, raised and organized an
army, and to the thousands of independent guerril
las, who attacked and annoyed Curtis day and night
with guns in their hands.
£i? ' The family partisans aud office holders; the
fellows who get seven dollars a day, water mileage
at ten cents a mile and their expenses paid, who go
about electioneering for Rector, in their death strug
gles, endeavor to got up a feeling against Col. Flana
gin, by saying that he was nominated by a clique or
combination of politicians a: Little Mock, and that
we support him because of personal hatred to Rector.
For the gentlemen who selected Harris Fianugin. we
can say that they acted as petriots, not as politicians.
They felt that there were m parties now, and the
salvation of the flute depended upon having a good
governor. They selected a patriot, a soldier and a
statesman. For ourselves, we hud long since re
solved to bury all our private feelings; to let no pre
judice* come between us uul our duty. -We have
forgotten and forgiven miuh and may have had
much forgiven to us. Wo gave the present executive
a fair trial and looked ou ia sorrow and silence at a
long series of blunders, usurpations and errois.—
Still \re hoped that ho would rise to the dignity of
his position, cast oft’ his evil counsellors and act like
a patriot. He lias disappointed his fi lends, he has
crushed out the last hope of his ever being ot any
benefit to the State, and w< a Locate the election of
Fianugin, not because of any personal ill will to
eitbcr'ot’ Ms competitors, but because, unless we have
a change in the State government, the.people will
suffer, the Confederate cause be set back in Arkansas,
and the Kate ruined beyond ledemption.
Look Out.—We are told that the Rectorites
have private handbills or circulars w hich they show
to persons and then take them back. \V hat is in
them, we have no means of judging. They look
out for a “soft snap,” and when they think they
have found an ignorant or credulous voter, read one
of these circulars to him. We warn the people to
put no faith in any statement in any private or
secret paper. It is an insult to offer to lend or
read one to a man. 4,
Battue of Iuka.—On the Dili, a battle was
fought near Iuka between the right wing of the
federate, 8,000 strong, under Rosencrans and part
of Gen. Price’s army, consisting of Hebert’s and
Martin’s and a part of Little’s brigades. They
drove the enemy from the field. Gen. Little, a
most noble, brave and gallant officer, was killed,
Col’s Whitfield, Gilmer and Avery, were wounded.
Enemy’s loss in killed and wounded not stated.
Ours was 250. We took 50 prisoners and nine
Confederate Congress.
We Lave glanced over such of the proceed
ings of the Confederate Congress as have conic
under our notice. The time has been taken up
with preliminary matters, stoch as the introduc
tion of bills and resolutions, and their references
and debates on the conscription act. The fol
lowing, which we find among tlm proceedings,
will interest our readers:
Mr. Mitchell, of Arkansas, offered the follow
in" resolutions:
llesolved, That the secretary of the treasury
be requested to inform the Senate what amount
of money has been sent west of the Mississippi
river, and to whom sent.
Mr. Mitchell was, he said, informed that the
sum of $32,000,000 had been sent west of the
Mississippi, and he knew that the larger portion
of provisions there purchased was paid for in
quartermaster’s certificates, instead of money,
which had caused provisions to rise to three
times theirvalue. ....
At, the suggestion ofMr. Semmes, of Louisi
ana, the resolution was modified so that the ins
formation would be repotted to the Senate in
secret session.
Mr. lloyston, of Arkansan, presented a bill to
be entitled “An act for the support of the
families of certain soldiers, and widows whose
sons are soldiers in the army of the Comede
rate Slates.” Referred to the military commit
Mr. Batson, of Arkansas, introduced an act
to provide for the pay of certain volunteer
troops in the State of Arkansas. Referred.
Mr. Hanley, of Arkansas, introduced an act
to provide for the payment of mail contractors
for service performed by them after their States
had seceded from the United States, and before
the Confederate government took control of
the service. Referred to committee on post
office and roads. m
Mr. lloyston, of Arkansas, presented a memo
rial on the postal service; which was referred.
Also, the following resolution:
Resolved, That the President he requested
to communicate to the £ouse of Representa
tives whether it be true that Major General
Hindman, the commanding General of the
Trans-Mississippi district, caused all cotton in
said district to be seized, and the object for
which such seizure was made; also, whethe r
said commanding general refused to have sub
stitutes received as soldiers in the army of the
Confederate States; also, whether said com
manding general ha3 placed said military dis
trict under martial law: a so, whether said com
manding, general has caused to be organized
into new companies and regiments the con
scripts of said military district, and appointin' j
officers to command the same; and if said ^ ;
or any of them, have been done by sab1 '
manding gener-h that the President l aut^orit ,
ed to commi“ncat^ t0 this House *omman(jjni
--uMrul Mas tak»« this action Agree 1 to. I (
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TIic most of you, I presume, are aware that I
am a candidate to represent your county in the
next General Assembly. Having been solicited bv
friends and neighbors to become a candidate, l
yielded to their wishes, both publicly and privately
expressed, and my name was announced some time
ago. And as, for obvious reasons, there has been
no inclination manifested by the candidates to
make a canvass and adm^^you by public discus
si..ns, we are left free known our opinions
as best suitsthe conv%nie^^Wtf each of us. There
fore, I adopt this method of offering for your con
sideration my views and sentiments touching some
of those questions that may, and ought, in my
opinion, to come before the General Assembly.
The session will be the first regular one held since
the adoption oTthe new constitution, and will be
important in that respect if in no other.
The w:ar now being waged against us has made
us a self-dependent people, and the fostering aid
and encouragement of the legislature is needed,
more than ever, to supply the means necessary for
the welfare and sustenance of the people. We
must have at. least one manufactory of goods for
clothing; we can have it. We have the labor,
capital, material and everything else necessary,
except machinery, to start manufactories, sufficient
at least, to supply our most pressing wants. Our
sister states of the Confederacy have manufacto
ries of woolen and cotton fabrics in operation, and
some of them are supplying thread to families to
be made into cloth, by hand. I am in favor of the
state embarking in similar enterprises, and if elec
ted, shall see that the legislation necessary to ac
complish the end is attempted at least. Arkansas
must not be behind in this respect.
Many of our citizens are complaining, and very
justly too, at the enormous prices exacted for every
description of food aud clothing. To the poor,
and even topersonsin moderate circumstances, this
is becoming a serious matter; but I am satisfied that
the remedy is, to some extent, within the Legisla
ture. The cause of this evil is, in tiie first place,
the great disproportion between the quantity of our
currency and of the articles needed; and, in the
second place, the want of one or more manufacto
ries. The legislature should regulate the one and
provide the means for starting the other. Ma
chinery can lie had in the Confederate States.
1 am opposed to the state keeping up a separate
military organization, but let the executive have it
in his power to use the militia for defensive purpo
ses in ease the Confederate forces are not at hand,
and upon no other contingency. We have no use
for a Military Board, but as the members could not
consistently with their oaths under the new consti
tution, vote to abolish it. I would vote to repeal
all acts placing money at thedisposal of theboard,
and uyainst any bill presented for that purpose.
The state is yet rich'in lands. They should be
withheld from sale until the close of the wrar, when
they should be classified, and, after adopting aland
system less complicated in its character than the
old one, they should be again restored to market.
The lands can be made to pay any reasonable debt
the state may be involved in, if they are properly
husbanded, and thus relieve the people from the
oppressive taxation that would otherwise be requir
ed to pay the debt. The heavy debt that has been
incurred since the state seceded, admonishes the
legislator to be prudent and w atchful. Appropri
ations o( money should be sufficient, but not too
liberaliv made.
The question of. the old Bank debt lias grown
obsolete, but the debt still exists. Tho true policy
is to nntke the mortgaged lands pay the debt.
I think the law preventing the collection of debts
by execution sales a good one, and should be con
tinued in torce, but whenever the limes should be
thought to justify it, a third or any ether part, of
the debt might be made collectable. It should be
remembered that the creditor has rights to be pro
tected as well as the debtor, and it is very often
the case that the rich man owes the poor one, and
the latter cannot collect even a part of his claim.
The destitute families of those who have been
called into the army need the protection and sup
port, above all others, of the State. Our county
court has levied a tax sufficient; but others have
not. The tax should be uAiforin, so that all the
taxable property of the State should he made to
contribute to the support of the families of those
engaged in fighting for the preservation of the
same, as well as for our rights ar.d liberties.
Tiie road law for iliis county is a very root-one,
and [think the old law, under which every person
liable to road duty was required to work a certain
number of class in the year, is infinitely more pre
These and other kindred questions, I would
have been pleased, under other circumstances, to
discuss before you, and would notice them further
here, but. for fear «f extending this communication
too much, and for want, of time, l must close.
If I am elected one of your representatives,
although it may be more to my individual interest
not to bo, still, l promise you that you shall be
heard in your legislative hall upon every question
of importance, and your interests faithfully guar
ded and advocated.
I yield to none of the candidates in a knowledge
of legislative rules and proceedings, having had
the experience of five sessions as secretary of our;
State Senate. i f
Your fellow-citizen, ;
-cSJt t»- * * --
For the True Democrat.
Gen. Curtis,<if the U. F. army, having published
a card denying that he or his army molested private
property in passing through Monroe county. Arkan
sas—and also, denying that he despoiled the Mason*;,
Lodge in Clarendon—we, therefore, citizens of sai le
county, feeling sensibly tho outrage that was perpc-|j
(rated upon the inhabitants, feel that it is but a sa-C
crod duty that wo owe to truth and humanity, tin t£
he should be held up to the world ill liis truocharae—
ter. First then, upon his arrival in Clarendon he
took up his head quarters in the residence of Maj.
Jas. T. Harris, diseased—tho house being occupied
by the major's family, and that of his son, Capt. C.
llariis, thus forcing himself an unwelcomod guest
upon said family—using tho household and kitchen
furniture and feeding himself and staff upon the sup
plies that laid been left for sustenance of these fami
lies; and when ho left the place Maj. Harris’ carriage
and horses were driven into the front yard and four
negro wenches placed in tho carriage, a white man
upon tho box, and thus drove otf to the army. He
directed or permitted every horse and mule to be
taken oil said plantation—every pound of bacon and
every ear of corn—all tho table ware that they could
place their hands upon—and, in fact,every thing else
that Yankee cunning or cupidity could fancy would
bo of service to them or the loss annoying to the
owners; and this is the manner in which every per
son.jinan or woman fared who wore so unfortunate as
to be visited by them. They set tire to and burned
to tile ground a house in Clarendon belonging to a
widow lady (Mrs. McWilliams) after having first
plundered it. They broke open tho dry good houses
in Clarendon and carried otf or destroyed every thing
they contained. He either directed or permitted his
men to force open the Masonic Lodge and remove
therefrom the jewels, books, charter and papers be
longing to the same. The jewels were tied to tho
horses bi idles as ornaments, and the leaves cut from
the Holy Bible belonging to the lodge* lie directed
or [lermitte f his men to enter the county and circuit
court clerk’s oiliee and destroyed every paper and re
cord that they could possibly lay their hands upon.
His men went into the front yard of a widow lady
(having grown daughters) and made a disgraceful
exhibition of tlioir person* Six or night of hi* men
went to the residence of a respectable lady (the widow
of a true southern soldier, who died in the service,)
and attempted to commit an outrage upon her per
son, and were only deterred from carrying into execu
tion their diabolical intentions, by her drawing a rc
petor and filing upon them. These fire but a few of
the outrages that were committed upon peaceful in
habitants of our country.
If the truth of these statements bo questioned they
can be substantially proven by more than one thou
sand witnesses, II. 1). GREEN,
Little K</cl\ Sept. 13,18G2. half is not told.
The federate.shelled Natchez, and succeeded in
killing one child. They have shelled various towns
on the Mississippi river, and burnt down three or
Salt is selling at Shrevepo,'> ka- f°r three dol
lars a sack.
A bridge of steamboats connects Cincinnati with
Covington. %
Hunter v*u superseded by Mitchell. Ten days
before no fact 'vas known outside of Lincoln’s
cabin*i President Davis issued a proclamation in
whizh li*'inferred to Hunter, lately in command.
The /ankee papers want to know how lie knew
Lincoln has a third “ little rebellion” ou his
lands. The facts, are, briclly these: Gov. Con
elly, of New Mexico, issued an order requiring
lie militia to surrender the arms placed in their
ands by the federal government. This they re
rsed to do until they were paid for their services,
ounelly sent out his brother in law, Don Julian
eren, to collect the arms. This led to mutiny,
and Don Diego Arckelute, a prominent citizen of
the territory, “ pronounced” against the Lincoln
government, and was immediately joined by 500
citizens of Rio Arivo, under the command of Don
Jesus Maria Bica. A little fight was had and
Perea was killed. Connelly will have his hands
full, and has asked for troops to crush the rebell
ion in his territory.
Last summer it was asserted that Jerry Clemens
had gone over to the feds, but the assertion was
bitterly denied. It is certain that he was thick
with the federal officers, at Huntsville, and now,
it appears, he left with the federal army. A Sib
Davis, who was, for some time, a colonel in the
southern army, also fishbacked. Let them go.
If the feds can make anything by them, it is more
than the South could.
We had the pleasure last week, of taking by the
hand, Col. James II. Ilobbs, of Benton county,
and his brother Doctor Hobbs. The Col. has re
signed his command, his health being so bad that
he could not attend to the duties of his position.
He tells us that, when lie crossed the Mississippi
there was a federal boat on this side, being laden
with cotton. They had obtained 650 bales from
one plantation. By some, it was said that the
owner had sold it to them; by others, that he had
it hid out, and theyankees got wind of it and stoic
it. We hope the latter story is true, and the
owner deserves to lose his cotton for endeavoring
to hide it while others burnt their entire crops.
'Headquarters TitANs-Missiesippr Department.)
Office Provost Marshal General, >
Little Hock, Ark., Sept. 29, 1802. )
It is hereby ordered that all enrolling oificers of
Conscripts hi this State, forthwith proceed to enroll
as Conscripts, all Orereu-r* on plantations, who have
heretofore received certificates of exemption from
this office, us overseers or managers of plantations,
owned by widows, minor children or officers, or sol
diers in the service of the Confederate States army.
After the enrollment of said overseers or managers
they will be allowed to continue in the pursuit of
their business; but will he called upon and put in
service when a necessity for it exists.
By’command of Maj-Gcn’l Holmes.
Provost Marshal General.
Oct. 1, 1862. 8w Gazette copy.
Departed this life, the fith of August, 1332, Emua
Powell, the younger daughter of Martha A. Powell,
residing at lliekory Plains, Prairie county, Ark., in
the ISth year of her age.
She lmd been a pupil in this instution for a term
of ten months, and during the enjoyments of a plea
sant vacation, she was snatched from the embrace of
ji fond mother—loving sister—doting grand parents,
and a circle of numerous friends.
It is sad to think how love; and friendship may be
darkened and crushed in this world by death; how
the most flattering earthly prospects and the bright
est hopes may soon he buried in an earthly grave.—
Grief swells our bosom—tears trickle down our cheeks,
when we think of the kind embrace—the kindly
spoken words, the token of affection. But she has
gone away. Her body lies beneath the sod in the
church-yard; while hor spirit rests with God. And
at this sweet and pensive hour, her spirit seems hov
ering near, whispering to cur lonely hearts, come
Yes. sweet Emma is enjoy ing the bliss of Heaven;
and though her voice is hushed on earth, it is raised
in glory singing the chromatic tones of heurenly mu
sic. Hark! don’t you hear her singing hymns of
praise? ’Tis melody indeed. Sweeter than she sang
on earth. I look (but iu vain) to see hor smiling
face as she comes for her morning lesson. But—she
is not here—hor gentle form is missed—and then I
One who lu her y eithful beauty died,
A lair, neck fi *v\ r that yi'cw up and perished by our side.
When the angels came and transplanted this fair
flower to bloom in fadeless youth and beauty, we
grieved—for we loved her, and our hearts feel lonely,
when wo look and see the vacant desk, and the vu
caut hour fur practice; but we are animated with the
thought—we’ll see her again. Not as she once was;
but her face will beam with the radiance of her
Utinscd Redeemer. She will be pure like him, and
will be robed with the spotless robe of righteousness.
Her hands will bear the paint' of victory, and her
head will bo crowned with joy and peace.
E. P.
OufUdiitn Conference Journal will please copy.
DIED—At St. John’s College, Little Rock, on the
lltg of Sept., 1362, Mr. Alonzo F. Hall, in his 23d
year, sou ol J. K. and Martha B. Hull, of Lafayette
county, Ark. Mr. Hull was a member of t’upt.
Handler’s company from Lufayettecounty,Col. Mor- J
gun’s regiment, Arkansas volunteers. He was a good
• soldier and a good Christian. He was in had health
when he entered the army; and his parents and
friends advised him to remain at home, as he was
unable to undergo the privations and hardships of a
soldier; but all in vain—he would go. Peace to his
ashes. A Friend.
At camp Texas, near Little Rock, Ark., on the
2St!i July, 1S62, Wm. A. B. Archer, in the 22dyear
j of his ago. He was a volunteer in Col. Morgan’s
; regiment, a native of Chester District, S. C.. and a
3ditizen of Dallas county, where he has a widowed
’mother, a sister and other friends to mourn his death.
Jie was tho youngest and last of three brothers
who volunteered, but tlio first to fall before the fatal
dart oi the great Destroyer, Ho was an affectionate,
obedient and piously disposed youth, and long will
lie ho remembered by bis relatives and friends. B.
Oti the 12th of S-:pt., 1362, my friend. G. W.
m Joints, in the city of Little Rock, at a private house,
' iq.arted this life. 1 regret to say to the citizens of
Williamson-and Travis, that George is no more of
sarth. He died of congestive chill the third day after
lie was taken. He had all possible attention, both
_ ay tlie citizens and military board, and I can say to
iiia relatives that I saw him decently buried.
R. M. DAVIS, of Texas.
On the 1 Sth nit., in Holmes county, Miss., Wm. P.
Irwin, son of John W. Irwin, of Pulaski county,
Ark., in the 23d year of his age.
Away from home and kindred, ——.
In manhood’s early pride, > INDEXED J
A soldier and Christian, --*
wnririenu aim orouier uieu.
We knew tlie subject of this biief tribute when lie
was a bright-eyed little boy. It has been onr plea
sure in days gone by, to be engaged as bis preceptor,
in tho culture and development of intellectual low
ers. And we are rot indulging in the hyperbole of
over-wrought esteem when we say, that a more in
genious and noble-hearted youth we have never met.
He was an industrious student, tin obedient son and
faithful friend. “ Willie” was much attached to his
childhood's home, and tho loved ones there, and
doubtless in ordinary circumstances, would have pre
ferred there to remain, as a solace and support to a
kind farther in his declining years. But the call of
his country summoned him to the tented field, and
there bravely discharging his duty lie remained, till
tho withering hand of disease was laid upon him,
w hen lie started for his father’s home on the Arkan
sas river, indulging doubtless in bright anticipations
of meeting the loved ones there. But alas! lie was
arrested by tho CTuel monster death, ero these fond
hopes were realized, and consigned to tho chilly em
brace of tho tomb.
Death is ever an unwelcome visitant; but when he
lay;; his icy withering hand upon a cherished one in
a distant land, whero we are denied the privilege of
solacing him in death’s gloomy hour, it is doubly
afflictive. And we would not say, as is tho wont of
some, to tho grief-stricken father and friends of
Willie, “ weep not for him," ror tears are a luxury
to the burdened heart. But bereaved ones, you need
not weep as those who have no hope; for you remem
ber that he said in his last moments, “ Tell my
friends to meet me in heaven.” Ay! though his body
sleeps far from you in tiio silent tomb, his spirit was
escorted l>y angels away to inhabit those love-lit
realms of perennial bliss. He is no longer disturbed
by tho discard of muttering cannon and the clash of
bayonets. Tho shrill notes of the war-bugle will
ne'er ngiin summon him to duty, for far away in
those elysian fields, where the sweet symphonies of
heaven taught harmony, and the mellow lute-notes
of angels mingle in mellifluent strains, there, there
he dwells in undisturbed repose amid the bowers of
love, And we will only add, that you his bereaved
relatives, may enjoy a reunion with him when the
afflictions of life aro o’er. 0. 1*. SNYDER.
lahtlh Hay nit, Pulatki county, Sept. 10, ’02.
On the ‘20th of August, 1S6‘2, at Hickory Plains,
Prairie county, Capt. Allen Powell, in the 67th
year of his age. * --——I
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A Hare Chance.
!6B ItS. KINXEAR lias opened the remnant of her old
ItJH. stock of FANCY GOODS, at the store of Hughes &
Payne, consisting of Dress Trimmings, Ribbons, Shawls of
various ki mis and colors, and an abundance of other things
too numerous to mention. Oct 1 2w
Second Day’s Sale.
AS I failed to sell all on the ‘23th, I will sell again on
TUESDAY, the 7th of October, 1S62, all my furniture,
a few beds with quilts, comforts, qneensware, stone ami
glass ware, blacksmith tools, iron, steel and coal; all my
fanning tools, a small lot of corn and peas, about luO pounds
nails, To pounds salt, with other articles not here named.
I w ill oiT-r my farm at auction on that day.
Oct 1 It*_ II, W. HAYS.
A Good Fifer
MS wanted immediately in (ionld’s Battalion, Camp Holmes.
He will receive liberal }>uv. Oct 1 2t*
Land for Sale.
1WILL SELL a nice tract of Land within six miles
(south) of I.ittie Rock, containing 260 acres, for $6 per
acre, in Confederate money. Tho land is good upland, with
a nice littlo creek running through it. B. O. HATTOi.
Little Kock, Sept. 12, 1862. 1— __
CAPT. L. M. LINDSEY is on his way to Saiino county
for the purpose of getting CLOTHING for Capt. Wat
kins company. All persons wishing to send clothing to
llielr friends will carry them to Benton and leave them at
Mr. Ifockersmifh’s, on or before the 261 h of Oct., 1882. 1
Oct 1, 1862 2w
♦a?-Testimony in the case of John L. Goforth, of Compa
ct. 15th Texas Cavalry, charged with falsely swearing that
le was over 35years of age. in ord t to obtain a discharge
from service under the provisions of the “Conscript Act:"
Extract from Muster Roll of Company 1), lath Texas Ca
valry, dated March 7th. 1-62:
“ Goforth, J. L. Age 32.
Joined tor duty and enrolled at Dallas, March 7th, 1862, by
A. J. Frizzell.
Period of service—12 months.”
Said Goforth was elected Orderly #>.rg> ir.t of Company
D. at the reorganization of tlie regiment. May 2' th, 18- 2
About tlie 23d of July, lie obtained discharge from servi
by making affidavit before-i sq., a justice ot the peace
>f Little llock, Arkansas, that ho was over the age ot 3j
J. W. Dickey, a private in Company f> 15Ui Texas regi
ment, lieing duly sworn, deposes as follows, to-wii:
I am acquainted with John L. Goforth—was acquainted
with him in Parker county, State of Texes. I know nothing
abont his age of my own knowledg ■. I heard him-ay, r.
peatedly, while he was a member of Company D, that “!:■>
had put down his ago, on the mur'er roll at 32, and lie did
wish to God he had put it down 3.% so that lie could get a
discharge under the Conscript Act.” J. W. DICKEY.
Squire Campbell, a private in Company D, br ing duly
sworn did depose as follows, to w it:
I am well acquainted with Johu L Goforth, I livtd within
a mile of him in Parker county, Stats of Texas. 1 heard
him say, at home, before the Conscript Aet was passed by
Congress, that he w.is only 32 years of ag . Whilst our re
giment. 16th Texas, wavs encamped at Clark,.ills, Texas,
lioforth and I were out grazing our horses together one day.
We did not know, at that time, that the Conscript Act had
been passed, by Congsess, though we heard that it would
probably pass. 1 remarked to him that “if that Iuvshould
pass it would U-t. him out”— m anirg it would let him out of
the service. lie replied, " No, uut by three years.”
Attest, M. Sheley Kkxxarp.
K F. Work, a private of Company D, being duly sworn,
deposes as follows, to wit:
1 am well acquainted with John L. Goforth. I knew him
in Texas—lived within two miles of him for two years. I
have heard him sav, several times when conversing w ith my
hither, at home, that he was just 32 v-vars of age. This was
about one year ago. 1 have lreard him say also, since lie
entered the army, that ho was only 32 years old, and had
three years to serve under the Conscript Act.
This case being referred to Maj Gen’1 Ilolm esk upon tin
above, together with other corroborating testimony, the
following order was issued by him:
HlADQUARTCRS Tu vas-Mlsstssirpi iDPt’VRTMEST, )
Little. ItncA*, Sept. lb, 1802. j
Treat this man a- a conrcript, and rcpoi t hiiu ns sucli, to
the proper conscripting officer.
By order of Jlaj-Geu'l Holmes.
Oct 1 It*_Col, and A. A. Oen’l.
To Carpenters.
Office Chief Commissary Trans-Mississippi Depart Kent )
Little Rock, Sept. 27, 1862. ’}
(gtEAI/BD PROPOSALS will be roceive.lal this office, until
k7? Monday, the 5th day of October, A. u. 1862, f ir making
TWO THOUSAND BONKS for packing Hard Bread.
The Boxes are to bo two feet long, 1 toot 0 inches wale and
1 foot inches deep, in the clear.nml to be made similar to
a specimen which ruay lie seen at tlie office of the Post Com
I will furnish lumber and part of the nails, for which '.ha
contractor w ill pay cost prices.
The boxes must l« delivered at tlie rate of 5 percent per
day, of the contract, ami bids will be received for f,ve Imri
dred boxes. Bond with approved security wiil in, required
Cct 1. 1S62 It and Chief
Gaz tte copy.
Little Rock, Sept 23, 1802. f
SJ8R0M and after the 1st day of October, prox.. the rat . u
- of Salt w ill l,o increased to five lbs. to tl e Ks), and tlio
ration of Molasses will be reduced to G quar ts to the 100.
Oct 1,18G2. 3t ami Chief Commissary.
Gaa*-tte copy.
County of Yell. -j f'3
In the Yell Circuit Court, on the chaneorv side thereof,
before the clerk thereof iu vacation, ou the 22 l day of Sept.,
A. d. 1802.
Sarah Ann McConnell, by Iter next 1
friend, .'Anus Kirkpatrick. ! _
Ts_ )■ Hill fo* Divorce.
James McConnell.
ON" this day comes the said complainant, by W. N "Jay,
her solicitor, and tiles her bill of complaint against
said defendant, together w ith an affidavit that said defend
ant Is a non-resident of the State of Arkansas, and it ap
pearing that flip object of said bill is to obtain a dec ree
dissolve the bonds of matrimony heretofore subsisting be
tween said complainant and said defendant—t is ordered
that said defendant be notified of the pendency of this suit,
by publication of this order in the True Democrat, a u p^
pnpor printed and published in this State, notifying said d, -
Cendant I hat unless he appear and plead, answer or demur
to said hill of complaint, on or bef ire the third day of the
next term ol this court, at a court to bo holders at ttie court
house iu the town of Danville, in the said county of Yell, on
the 2d Monday of March, A. In 1663, all the allegations an ,
charges set forth in said bill of com plant will bo taken a*
confessed, and a decree entere 1 accordingly, and that said
notice be published by two weekly insertions in said
paper, tlio last insertion In be at least f air weeks before- tie*
first day of said March term, 1663, of this court.
JAMES 0. GALT, Clerk.
A true copy from the record.
•t 1,1863. 2w Cost of adv. #
he True Democrat has been selected t<> advertise Estrays
1302, at one dollar tor each »stray.
Taken up by Charles Nabors, on the 8th ol' Sept., 1832, a
dark bay mare, with a blaze in the face and a whit" ria -
around her left fore font, some sign of gear, no mark -
brands perceivable, 1-i hands high. 12 or 13y*arsold. hi-! n
when taken up, a common Hize hell. Appraised at #4*.
Taken up by Theodore Fenter, on the 8th Sept.. 1862. rt
black mare mule, Fup(*osed Spanish brand on left - boulder,
13J4 ltauds high, 6 years old past. Appraised at #70.
Taken up by same person ami same (late, a brown h■ ,
mule, branded w ith T C on left hip and No. lo, and supposed
to be T C on left shoulder, H hands high. 4 years old oast.
Appraised at fill,
Taken Up by Austin M. Crow, on the lltli of Sept., 1S"2.
a syoali flea gray mare-, 7 or S years old. 11‘ ^ hands high, in*
brands perceivable, appearance of the Mg head a little sw->l
ii on each side of tin- head, a small rid Hput on the right
cheek. Appraised at #00.
Taken up by Elisha Pru it, on the 26th of July, 1 ■'■'2, two
estray s—one a sorrel mare, 7 or 8 years old. right Iliad foot
white, alien: 13 hands high, star in the face, brand- d on tic
loft shoulder and hip, brand unintelligible. Appraised at
The other a dark iron gray- mare, marked with gears and
saddle, left fore foot white, small white spot on the right
hock, 14).:i hands high, 4 ytais old. Appraised at #1.0.
Taken up by Uezcktah Calvert, on the 18th of August.
1S62. an iron gray mare, with a white spot on the right h ;
and two white spots on the inside of the left hind leg anil
two or three on the right fore leg. and branded on both
sin ulders and on tin- left hip, brand unintelligible,7 years
old. Appraised at $30.
Taken up by C. C. Hates, on the 25th June, 1862, a < Ji.< -
nut sorrel horse, with a small white sp i in hisforehead, h it
liiud foot white, some saddle marks, branded with an O on
the left shoulder. 4 years old last spring. Appraised at
Taken up l.y Abner D. Fowlkes, on the 3"th June, 1862, a
sorrel horse mule, 6 years old, about medium size, rings
around his legs, branded II on the left should >r, with a se *r
below the brand. Appraised at $75.
Taken up by Abner D. Fowlkes, on tlio 30th Juno, 1S82. a
sorrel horse mule, about 6 or 7 years old, good sine and has
a black spot on th* right hip, with black ring* around hi*
legs. Appraised at $125.
Taken up by James 8. Collins, on the 22d August, 1*62, a
dark iron gray mare mule, a small white spot on th3 left
jaw, and supposed to be 2 years old last spring, and about 12
bauds high. Appraised at #60.
Taken up by Nathan (f. Gurley, on the 2Stli August, 1832,
a brawn stud mule, about 5 years old next spring, branded
on the left shoulder with the letter 1*, white or tnjlycolored
mouth or nose. Appraised at $75.
Taken up by John II. Gentry, c>n the 26th August, 1862. a
black mare uiule, about 12 hands high, about 3 years ol-L
branded on the left shoulder with the letter U, a scar on tin*
left hip, collar marks on both sides of the neck. Appraised
at $00.
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Taken tip l>y R. .T. Benson, in Ouachita townsliip, on the
6th of August. 1862, a roan mare, white streak in the Into
head, left hind foot white, lumps arottod the hoor, a knot on
the left hiud leg, saddle marks on each side of the hack, had
on a very good bell, 14 liuuds high, 0 years old. Appraised
at $50.
Taken np by Maicome Currie, on the liith Au" ,.«t igs > ,,
In,,.. *"■«, in,,I,-, nlnj.it 14 tinnil, high. ,M i',I t,, 1,*
about 11 years old, a small crop off the ri ■ nt ear havirm
saddle and harness marks. Appraised at $150 ’ H
Taken up by W. C. llogard, “ jjght sorrel torse fl mm,,.
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Taken tip hv John R. Rogers, on t he 11th August, 1802, a
bay wave, with black inane and tail, left hind foot w liitr to
nw*r the pastern joint, sore back, sttpp wed to bo 7 years old
about 15 bunds high. Appraised at $i09.
Taken np by John Childs, in Forchelefeve township on
the 30th of July. 1862. a bay pony. K or 9 years old. with a
star in the forehead, branded on each shoulder unintelliiri
ble, 13}^ hands high. Appraised at $35.
Taken up hy Robert Rankin, in Forchelefeve tmvnsh'p on
jueieth of July, 1*62, a little bav pony, sonic white in t'x
forehead, a little white on the left liiud foot, reached mane
and tall, 4 years old. Appraised at $50.
3 uken up by Alfred Haw ks, in McCool township, on tho
loth of July, 1892. a bay n-.are mule, left eve out, 8 or9years
obi, about 13 hands high. Appraised at $75.
Token up by Sarah Haynes, in Beiiily township, on the
oth day ot August, 1862, a bay horse, about 7 years old, 15
hauds high, no brands. Appraised at $100.
Taken up by James Wright, on the 25tli August, 1862, a
small iron gray mare, branded Oil light sh< older with tho
letter F, ami on the left shoulder with the letter 15 10 or 11
years old, 13 hands high. Appraised at $30.
Taken up by W. D. Rogers, on the loth July,1862. a brown
more pony. Maze free, left fore foot and right hind foot
white, scar on the left thigh. VXU hands high, about & ve Us
old next spriDg. Appraised at $30. ' '
Taken up by R. A. Black, on the 19lh Mav. 1862 e .orr-I
borte, flax mane and tail, white feet. Appraised at *0o.
Taken np by Alexander Sulsy, on tlio 15th August, 1802, a
10 hands high. saddle marks on
noth sides, speck in forehead. Appraised at $75.
Taken tip by William I*. Fisher, on the 21st July, 1862, a
-oan I»ny, small white spot in his forehead, hind feet white,
Apprafoed^t $25? S“ ler WUh M’ 4 yp“* old laM
Taken up by Daniel Walker, on (he 21st August, 1862, a
mouso colored marc mule, black streaks about the knees
tml hocks, 5 feet high, some saddle and gear marks, about 3
rears old. Appraised at $50.
Taken up by C. 51. Waddell, a bay pony mare, 5 years old,
our white feet, branded 22 on left liiji—a bay roan colt. I
rear old, right foot whit?: and one sorrel colt, four months
>ld. blaze face, left forefoot white and right, hind fool white
;o hock and knee. AU appraised at $80.
Taken up by James N. Stode, on tho 8th of Ati uist W, »
i light gray mare, a little (lea bitten, 1JU h.ntdi hi \ i
rears old. Appraised at $7», * 1

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