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| IS PEBLiSHED EVERY WEDNESDAY BY R. S. YERKES & Co. TERMS OP SUBSCRIPTION. “■or one copy, one year, in advance.$ 5 00 j One copy six months . 3 00 Single copies .25 cts. 2mo papvr sent without advance payment. TERMS OP ADVERTISING. Trar,Bieut advertisements will be inserted for $2 per square, (ten lines or less,) for the first inser tion. and 50 cents for each subsequent insertion. t-SF* All money sent by mail at our risk. Gold dollars are convenient for mailing. Indeed, gold of all sizes can be forwarded by mail. tf VoL. 20. ; : : ; : ; : No. 14. Jl, H. JOHNSON, Editor. LITTLE ROCK,T DECEMBER 31, 1882 MT We are authorized to announce A. J j SMITH, as a candidate for re-election to the office of City Recorder at the ensuing January election. nr wc are authorized to announce HENRY GRlS’fTTHS, as a candidate for re-election to the ofhak of City Constable at the ensuing January election. x Shixpi.asters.—After the first day ol Janua ry, we shall decline to receive all shinplasters except those issued by the Washington Ex change Company; M. H >se, Son and Carey, of Clarksville; and those by W. B. W ait, C. C. Dan ley, and WT. F. Pope, of this city- We dis like to make distinctions, but there are hundreds of shinplasters issued or pretended to be issued by men of straw; others by irresponsible parties to say nothing of counterfeits. Wre have half a bushel of trash and have suffered enough.— Our only remedy is to refuse to receive others I than those named above. Texas State treasury warrants will be received. Our terms for sub* BCriptien are in even sums, and persons wish ing to subscribe can send Confederate, or State money. -———- - Rumors.—There is a report lu re that Van Dorn, or a pirt of his forces, had attacked Holly Springs, taken 1,500 prisoners, burnt the enemy’s stores, and tore up the railroad. He 9taid ten hours end ret.red. We give the report, but have no means of ascertaining how far it is true. C3T We see, by northern papers, that the im mouse steamer “ City of Memphis,” formerly owned by the abolitionist, W. J. Kjuntz, of Pitts burg, has become the property of Capt. Oby Ro birds, of St. Louis. O' Persons desiring to change their papers from one postoffice to another, must always state the office to which their paper ha3 been sent, or their requests cannot be attended to. fJF" A lad about 15 or 16 years eld, who can read and write, and is not afraid of work, wanted at this office to learn the printing business. We have been favored with St. Louis dates up to the 12th inst. There is nothing new in them, except that the battle at Prairie Grove is magnified into a federal victory. Blunt says that Hindman had 28,000 men, which is just about three times his real force. At the close of the battle, on the night of the 7th, our men bad no food and some of them had not eaten for 48 hours. They had to march 20 miles to meet the train to get something to eat. Had it not been for this, Hindman could have followed up his victory. * Fanir the West.—Before going to press, we endeavored to ascertain the truth in regard to the taking of Van Buren, by the enemy. We fear it is true, and that a regiment or two, which were on the Van Buren side of the river, were compelled to retreat. There are a dozen rumors. We have »ome hopes that the capture of the steamboats is untrue, because the telegraph operators sent dis patches early on yesterday morning, that the enemy were then advancing and they would have to leave. Ii this was the case, the boats had time to get out of harm’s way. We arc indebted to Dr. Keller for the fol lowing statement of casualties at the battle of Piairie Grove: Number of men killed on the field at Prairie Grove, on the 7th December, 87. Number wounded and in hospitals 386. Died sin'-e from wounds 62. About J 2d were so slightly wounded that they w ere not prevented from performing ordinary duty, and never reported themselves at hospitals. Federal dead, as counted by Dr. Keller, on the m truing alter the bittle in going over the battle field, number over live hundred. Their wounded in and around their hospital and those left on the fie! i, wid n it fall short of 2,000, of that number it can be safely estimited from the character of wounds, that at least one fourth will die. A Generous Offer —Mr. Dudley Adams, liv ing ten miles below this city, on the north side of the river, ’lias authorized us to say that he will be one of 59 persons, or any less number, who will give 590 bushels of corn to the absent solders’ needy families. This is a liberal offer, and every planter on the Aikans is river should unite with Mr. Adams, and if he can’t give 500 bushels, give us much as he can. 'I he soldiers’ families must be fed, and it is the planters duty to do it, as far as they are able. Let it be done without delay. Let no man shirk it —- ■ ■ f — — The Knowledge of our Enemies.—In an ar ticle in the St. Louis Republican, of' the 9th inst. . in relation to Gen. Curtis, we learn that, in the early part of October, it was in contemplation to attack Little Rock, but that Gen. Steele was or dered to Pilot Knob, to repel a supposed invasion of Mo. The Republican gives these figures: About the time of Gen. Steele’s withdrawal, Gen. Holmes was at Little Rock with about two thousand men and Daniels' and Woodruffs hatte ' ties. Gen. Hindman was at Austin, twenty-five miles north, with five thousand men and one flat tery. Geu. Roane was at Pine Bluff, fifty miles ' southeast of Little Rock, with five thousand men, including two regiments of conscripts, one of which was unarmed, and one battery. Gen. McRae was at Arkansas Post, thirty miles from the mouth of the Arkansas river. Gen. Rains was at Cross • Hollows with four or five tliou-and men, mo-tly conscripts. There were also small forces at Crvs tal Hill, twenty miles above Little Rock, and Ar kaddphia, one hundred miles southwest of that plfee. There were about two thousand at Bates ville, ouly fifteen hundred of whom were effective, and altogether there were not more than six thou aaud, hardly more than one half of whom were effective, that could be all considered in a threat ening attitude towards southeast Missouri. p — — The abolitionists are arresting the citizen* of Kentucky and Tennessee, and sending them South to be exchanged for soldiers. It may be come necessary to arrest Uuiouiats to make a set off. > - ■— Dacotah, Nebraska, Colorado, New Mexi co, Utah, Nevadait and Washington territories are to be ma le states, so that two-thirds of the states may vote for Lincolu’s proposed amendments to the defunct constitution. -Andy Johnson c'uims yet to be the civil governor of IVnnes-ee, and Gen. Hulburt military governor. Campbe 1 is distrusted. ——A form of a bond ha* t een fixed up at Na.-bville which is to lie presented to everybodv in Tetiue--ee. Those who rcluei to tigu will be •Mt !• sr--—■ - -^ The Battle of Prairie Grove. The battle ground was near a church called “ Uncle Buck's church,” having been built by or for the Rev. Andy Buctianan, on the road lrom Fayetteville to Cane Hill. At day break on the 7th, Marmrduke or Parsons, drove in the pickets of the enemy towards Cane Hill, and the com mand of Cols. Shelby and Macdonald captured 250 abolitionists and 30 wagons. Blunt succeeded in escaping and forming a junction with Herron, who was coming to his relief, at a point ten miles from Fayetteville. The main body of the army were moved eastward to meet the reinforcements com ing to Blunt. At about one o’clock they came in sight, near the church and were opened upon by Capt. West’s battery. The battle then commenced in earnest. Gen. Shoup’s infantry, Gen. lagan’s brigade and that of Gen. McRea, all fought like heroes. The latter was borne back once by over whelming numbers, but returned to the charge until the enemy fell back. His command suffered terribly. It was a fiercely fought and bloody bat tles Gen. Hindman had near ten thousand men and the enemy eighteen thousand. M hen night fell, four thousand dead and wounded men lay on the bloody field. Among our loses are Maj. Chew and Cols. Young, Chappell and Steen. The battle died away as the darkness deepened, and the baf fled enemy withdrew three iuile3 where they camped for the night, during which Generals H ndtnan and Blunt had a conference, anil th® lat ter was given time to bury his dead and take care of his wounde 1. Many of our men ha 1 not tasted food for three days; the trahis were behind and it was impos-ible to br’ng them up in time to relieve the hunger of the men, s >, alter burying the dead and taking care of his wounded, Gen. Hindman was compelled to take his men to the wagons and procure them something to eat. It was a fierce conflict and has added another p^oof to the asser tion that Arkansas is a hard road lor a federal army to travel in. The enemy had not advanced up to the 18th inst., though their pickets were this side of the moun tain. We learn from the Fort Smith Bulletin that such of our wounded men as fell into the hands of the enemv were treated with kindness. The prisoners taken bv Gen. Hindman have been pa roled and sent back. Col. Pleasants, who was severely wounded in the battle, is said to have died. He was a fine officer and his death is a great loss. I he aboli tionists acknowledge a loss in killed and wounded of 905. If tl'.ey admit that number, we may saf'e lv put their loss at two or three thousand. (COMMUNICATED.) Mr. Phax and Mr. riggers continue their Conversation. Mr. Phax. It is admitted, even by the specula tors and extortioners, that unless this rapacious spirit is checked, our cause will be ruined. VV e hang, without remorse, an abolition spy; we shoot, without compunction, an ai med enetm; yet these men, wl>o no more inju v, are perm tted to go seo free. .Mr. Fjocer*. There is a point beyond In man endurance, and we are ta-t hastening to that point. The speculators and extortioners do not see it, but . the point is becoming visible. In several citits the wagons of farmers who have asked extortion ate prices, or refused to receive anything but gold and silve.', have been surrounded by women and the contents distributed. In a town in Alabama, one of these extortioners was foun l hanging on a tree. In other phices their horses have been cut loose, the linchpins taken from the wagons, or the latter broken to pieces. P. Such things must not be permitted here. No violations of law will cure an evil. F. They order these things better in France. An extortioner there would be imprisoned, and his property confiscated. Even speculators dare not touch the necessaries of life to any extent. In the first place, they dread the popular fury, and, in the next place, the government steps in to de fend its people. P. Our counties and the state h tve made liberal appropriations to the poor, and these ought to afford relief. F. The relief afforded is very small, and the manner of relief is playing into the hands of specu lators. The act of the legislature is entitled “ an act for the relief of indigent families of soldiers;” it should have been called “ au act for the benefit of speculators anu extortioners.” P. The legislature had the matter before them and certainly were liberal in appropriating largely over a mill on of dollars. F. Their liberality ami good intentions are not disputed. Their great error consisted in giving paper to a people w ho asked lor bread. The eouti trv is full of money—there is no need or dearth of that. It is not money that the people want; it is food, raiment, or the means to make these. These things are scarce and high priced. One of the causes of the high prices is the superabundance of money. Instead of taking steps to obtain food and clothing, the legislature throws over a million of dollars more of money in circulation, and, of course prices go up still higher. The act gives five dollars a month to each family, which amount in some counties where there is no corn, would not find a large family in corn meal. P. I know something of this money relief. I will take the example of one county. Over a year ago a county lev ed a tax for the special purpose of relief. It was suggested, and urged that the county should buy up such things as would be needed, and distribute them Then, shoes might have been contracted f rat two or three dollars a pair; clothing might have been obtained at one fourth of the present prices breadstuff might have been procured in quantities, and a depot of goods and provisions established. 'This w mid have enabled the county court to suit its gifts to the wants of the applicant, and, at the same time, would havekeptdown prices. Do you think they would do it? Not a bit of it. This plan would have required some trouble, an 1 would have been relief. On the c mtrary, they required the appli cant to aopear before the court, and make a state ment. Here a modes', woman was asked search ing questions; looked upon as a beggar; treat-d to a sight of magisterial dignity; and graci<m/\ pla-ed on the county record as a pauper, with an allowance. Of course, many a poor woman could not leave her children an-) walk to town, while others, with honest pride, indignantly refu-cd to come and submit to the formula ot being declare ! a pauper in due form of law. Th«* bold and core less came forward, got their scrip, went d -wn town and got some ribbons or gimcrack*. When a de-erv ing woman got a piece of county scrip, and presented it to a shopkeeper, though he knew it would eventually be redeemed with gold, she was told it was worth forty cen’a on the dollar, and „he might be able to purchase a pair ol little shoes, or some trifle, and go home relieved. Rah! an ener getic man, with half the money, could have done ten times more good, and afforded substantial re lief to thedeeervin • F. Why was not this cour-c pursuer!? P. Because it would have deprived the court of so much importance in dispensing money. It J saved trouble to issue scrip, and impressed the recipients of the county w ith a faint idea of the ; grandeur and awful importance, as well of the wis dom and charity of that august tribuual. the coun ty court. F. There is a provision in the general relief law that a county court may use the money to buy necessaries, and distribute them, instead ot five dollars to each iambv. P. I.,et us hope that the courts wi-l do this. In coun it-M where com is scarce, il they would send off, get a boat load of coin, have it ground, and * then -apply each family with enough meal to last during the winter., that step would Ik “ grc;.t one. Cotton cards are to be had. Speculators can get salt and cards If a county would get as many of these as possible and distribute them, anotheqpoint would be gained. Have a depot or place where provisions could be obtained. It would not-t ike long, or*a great amount of money, to place the people beyond the reach of starvation. Then go to work to get shoes and cloth; gather old non to have it ready to mend plows; furnish wood to those living in towns. . They could do it, and make the money co~twice as far. Give a hundred men five dollars each to buy provlsiu'us, and another man five hundred dollars, and the one man will be able to buy twice as much as the hundred- Speculator get cloth, domestic, cotton cards and salt. They can get thete things, and sell them at outrageous profits. So could a county, or any set of men, to distribute to the needy, and sell at fair prices. F. $1,900,000 is a vast amount of money, and it surely must do a great deal of good to distribute it among the needy. P. Yes. It would be difficult to give away that much money without doing some good, but if you could trace this money up, you will find it going straight into the pockets of speculators, i he legislature, at its late session, were informed that certain counties, up the river, were destitute of breadstuff-. They passed an act, at onpe, appro priating $()0,OUO, appointing an agent to buy corn, put it on boats, take it up the river, give it to the needy, and se'l it to those able to pay. The money arising from the sales is to be reinvested in corn, and more taken up, until the wants of the people are supplied. Now, this was sensible. I lie peo ple asked for bread, and got it. The country was relieved, and the remedy directly applied. I hat act will do more good, with one-twentieth of the money, than doling out a million in five dollar mites, unless the county courts take steps to pur chase supplies. F. We have spent an hour in talking over what are not measures of relief. VVe met to sug gest remedies for existing evils. P. True. 1 have a plan, but, as it is too late, must defer a detail of it until our next interview. The News.—We have papers from Rich mond, and other cities east of the Mississippi, only &s late as the 16th inst. The telegraph gives dates a few days later, but has nothing dt finite. There is a rumor in town to day, that Bragg or Jonnston, had had a battle with Rosenerans, and that the latter was defeated.— This is the more readily believed, because it was reported, a week ago, that Rosettcrans had made a forward movement. In Missis-ippi, the Confederate forces re treated from Abbeville, but turned on their pur suers at Cofleeville, and drove them in turn. This was on the 7th. About the 14th, the abolitionists, in heavy force, occupied Grenada, and had driven in the pickets of the Con fed» r a*e arntv. There may have been a heavy bat tle in Mississippi i re this, «r the policy may be to draw the enemy further down in the State before giving a decisive battle. B iresides is on the other side of (be Rappa hannock. II- sav- he had to recross the river ii'niii u military necessity. Gen. Lee gives the lo-s in his army at 17Ltd, and estimates that of t!tr* enemy at 1 (.).(K)0. 1 he N» d . 1 noutie add it up to amount to 30.000. 1 he enemy' were very active bid iw Richmond. I he attack on the Weldon and Wilmington railroad was be low Goldsboro in N. 0.. and may presage the fall of Wilmington, but not of Weldon. In Arkansas, the news is not so favorable.— The telegraph from Ciarhsvillie says that the Ben Coursin passed Spacdra Monday night, and said that the abolitionists had taken \ an Bu rVi and captured four steamboats—the Xotrebe, Little Rock, Arkansaw and Violett. It is said that the eneinv were within a few hours’ march of Van Buren, before the fact of thc*ir coining was known. The captain of one boat suc ceeded in setting fire to it. We hope this is ex aggerated, though there seems to be no doubt, but that the enemy have Van Buren. To-morrow begins the new year. During the summer, the northern presses admitted that iftliev did not “crush the rebellion” before the first of January, the rebellion would crush t hem. The rebellion is not cru-hed but is more vigor ous tb.in ever. Burnside is repulsed on the Rappahannock, Foster is su-c-s-fully resided in N. C-, Rosenerans has had divisi ms cut to pieces, and if not whipped, is beseiged at Xash vi le. The expedition into Mississippi advances a- d recedes and evidently dreads the encounter* The enemy are discouraged, their troops are de moralized, and their generals are between , two fires. Let us be of good cheer, and in goo-1 time, God will give us the victory. Daring Exploits of Capt. Johnson's Spy Com pany.—By the following icport, it will be seen that tins gadant company are still annoying the enemy and decreasing bis numbers: Camp near St. Charles, Dec. 16, 1862. Lieut. Gemril— Li ut. James returned to ramp last night with a squad of thirty men. He brought, in twenty-four pri.-oners whom he captured on the 14th inst. at sun rise, two and a hall tniles from Helena, on the St Francis toad and one mbe from the enemy’s c.irnp. They wer • n picket guard, and were a'l taken without firing a gun. lie brought in their twemy-foui lmr-e* ami saddls, and a number of breach loading carbine*, sabres and holster pistols. One of the prisoners is a lieutenant. On the 12th inst., N.B. Dowell, lstsergcant, and Henry George, a private, whose names are, I con sider. entitled 11 be placed with honor before the country, on account of their skill and daring, har ra.-sed a foraging tatty of 4.‘>(1 met. with 160 wa gons, whieli came out on the Hickory Ridge road, 10 mill's fro n Helena. They killed two dead and wounded three others severe y. The enemy re turned to lie in a in great haste with only 35 of his wagons loaded with forage. Capt. ALF. JOHNSON, Coin'd" Texas Spy C imp. To I.ieut. Gen. IIoi.mf.s, Coni’dg Trues- M is*. Department. C AMT nkar St. Ciiarlks, Deo. 24tll, 1862. Central: < hi the 18th instant I ordered 3d Serg’t Sanders Husbands on a scout towards Helena, with six men, and on the 19th, w as joined by three of Capt. Corley's men, and attacked a party of 22 federal*, killing five, wounding the and captuiing one ot theSth Kansas regiment, who I have pa roled and seat to Helena under a (lag of truce with the twenty-four captured by Lieut- Jameson on the 21th inst. Serg’t Husbands reports heavy ship ments of troops from Helena, on the 20th and 21st forty transports heavily laden started down the .M i-*i*Mppi on the 21st, and from observation and reliable information, thinks four thousand will cover their number at Helena at this time, and on the 21st discovering a party of twenty-seven feder al*, and securing the co-operation of ten of Capt. CorleyV command, making the little force sixteen strong (one man being sent in with the prisoner captured on the 19th,) they gave them fight—kill ing eighteen dead on the ground, severely wound ing two, the horses falling into their hands being wounded were left as worthless. So brilliant an affair, I think, deserves the personal mention of every man engaged. Saunders Husbands 3d serg’t. Privates—J. 8. Ellis, T. J. Allen, J. T. Garrett, A- S. Grave* mkI P. Mitchell* Capt- Corley’s i--■- ■!„. I ■ men is mentioned n~« br'rxriiig very galleiiily, and from my long intimacy with Serg’t Husbands and the men under his command, I can safely siy this is by no means a varnished report, hut a plain statement of facts as they occurred, and the killing and wounding of thirty in the two engagements against such odds without the slightest loss, is truly miraculous. With much respect, your very ob’t serv’t, A. JOHNSON, Capt. Com’dg Texas Spy Company. Lieut. Gen. T. H. Hoi.mes, Littte Rock* Head Quarters, Aleander’s Regt., / Camp Roane, Ark., Dec. D>, 1^62.\ Mr Editor. As your paper has a larger circula tion in Texas than any other, I will he obliged if you will permit me to tender the ladies of Texas the heart felt gratitude, the best wishes of the reg iment and officers, for the promptness and liberal ity with which they have furnished us with good warm clothing, not a thing but was sent us almost in abundance. Who could not bear toils, trouble and death itself for the protection of such ladies. Again we tender them our thanks and best wishes, hoping a speedy and honorable peace will restore us to our families, and we can only say, we will try, to do our duty as Texians. We have been under the immediate command of Maj. Gen. Hindman for some months, and cm cheerfully say to our friends at home, the better we have known him the better we have loved him He has energy coupled with capacity that fully qualifies him for a leader. All have unlimited confidence in him as a man and a general, he won me on sight. So I am, (as well as this brigade,) a Hindman man, he sees things clearly and quickly, and acts promptly. Wa will go with him to , if he calls for, Very respectfully yours, etc. A. M. ALEXANDER, Col. Com’dg Texas Regt. ITEMS. Among the many attempted substitutes for cot ton, in England, the most singular is horse radish. The radish is subjected to a chemical process, and a pulp made. -We have heretofore asserted, and reassert it, that Sigel is the best general—for a retreat— that the abolitionists have. Some of Jackson’s scouts came upon his army at Manassas, w here upon Sigel-pulled up stakes, and he and every man “ that lights mit Sigel,” ran till they reached Washington. It was the quickest and most suc cessful retreat he has yet made. Great man, that Sigel. _The new Confederate steamer said to be afloat is the “ 606.” The name to be given her is “ The Retribut on.” _The notes of the banks of Georgia, Ala bama, North and South Carolina are only !>ve per cent, discount in New York. _Poor Kentucky. A number of Kentuckians went to Lincoln to try to induce him to mouify his einanci) ation proclamation. He told them he would die first; that he intended to drive all rtbel sympathizers from the state, and destroy slavery thei ein. _The democratic Congressmen elefct from Ohio have demanded a release ol all political [ai.-oners from that state. -Valiandingham made a speech in Indiana | in which he viefie i Lincoln and denounced the a 1 i ministration as more despotic than the government i of Austria. In his speech he said that the initials in the n 'inc of S. P Chase, Line tin’s secretary ol I [lie treasury, stood lor ‘‘Shin Plaster ’ Chase. Goo 1 for V. _New Confederate bills of 1,2, 5, 10 and 20 dollars, engraved by Koatinge and R-H, of S. C., have been issued. They are said to be equal to any bank bill, and the machine work is so perfect that counterfeiters will find it almost impossible to counterfeit them. -One of the ten men murdered by McNeil, in Missouri, was a young man who offered and was accepted as a substitute for a married man w ith seven children, who had been selected as one of the victims. _Cure for diptheria; Rub the throat with Kreosene or coal oil. Keep it wet, and if the cloth is warm, so much the better. _During the whole time of the recent great industrial exhibition in England, not a diunken n,an was to be seen, and all the robberies cum muted Would not amount to two hundred and fifty dollars. _There may be a majority of emancipation ists in the .Missouri legis ature, but this, by no means, indicates the sentiment ol the state. The elections were controlled by the military, and when ajnau was suspected of being a patriot, lie was forced to swear to support Lincoln, oi his vote re jected. _The beat thing yet—be ng keen, true and emphatic, is the following from the Chattanooga Rebel: “ We have heard of a good many substitutes for coffee, and copperas, ar.d such like, tint the best substitute, for a man who wants to be considered a southern.soldier but does not want t > be hun — i an oiiice in the quartermaster’s department ” _Before day light on the morning of the 11th inst., the residence of George Purvis, at Mourpe, La., was discovered to he ou lire. The family slept in the upper story, and four of Mr. P.’s chil dren and a servant girl were burned to death. In his efforts to save his children, Mr. Purvis was so badly burned that he died in a few hours. Ifcl'ore tie fire had burnt out, the residence of Dr. Debits was found to be on fire, and was consumed. -We notice in ma.iy of our exchanges, ac counts of fire, ihe origin oi which is not known. If it shall uppe ir that these are thedoings ol abo lition emissaries, the first one who is caught, should be bound hand and foot and thrown in a fire. -Tue Louisville Journal oi inov. ^<in, a list of the Confederate soldiers who died in the hospital at Ilariodsburg, and were burie 1 ihere^ \Ve give tin- names of the Arkansians and Texans: M. V. Bnigh, of the ‘ii Ark ; J-'. Cline, co/F; N. N. Harden,co. E; A. M. Kirk, co. I, 5th Ark.; Stephen De-shay, c >. A, and J. L. Stuart, oo. 13, 13th Ark. Lt. Col. Evans,of the Texas Rangers. _We regret to learn that Judge Joseph J. Green, of V m Iiuren, met with an accident i-inii 1 ir t 1 that suffered by C tpt Danley. The Judge’s arm lias been amputated, and the tort Smith Bul letin s tvs it is probable bis leg will have to be also. -The Kentuckians are in tribulation con cerning the neg o thieves. Hie Illinois an 1 other regiments steal and retain negroes, stop sales by sheriffs, and, in Louisville, their proceedings were so outrageous tl.at the mayor was coustr-uncd to issue a proclamation. -Hie Chattanooga Rebel is the spiciest, wittiest paper in the South. It is edited with ability. Send a dollar lor the Daily for a month. -During the past few weeks our city has been overrun with officers. Before the news of the late battles came, w-e wore certain they had been fought, for the best sign in the world of a battle in progress or impending is to see the city full of officers. Bragg issued an order at Murfreesboro to tbe effect that the pay of all officers absent with out leave shall be suspended. If Gen. Holmes will issue a similar order, it may do good. -The stamp act is creating quite a stir at the North. Take one instance of its working: A tax is placed upon all articles manufactured. Dress makers are sworn every month as to the value of the materials they work. A lady took an old cloak to have it repaired, and tbe dressmaker was com pelled to set a value on it, and, in addition to the cost of repairinfe, made out a bill lor the tax on the old cloak. So boots that are mended. Everything j is taxed. All documents are stamped. Notes of i hand, marriage licenses, deeds, mortgages, re- j ceipts—all cost ten ccfcts. Lincolndom is growing 1 unruly under this, but they have just begun to go to school. -The southern states are passing registry laws. The legislature of our state neglected to do this. Unless it is done, we will be overrun by Yankees at the close of the war, who will hail from Maryland, Kentucky, Tennessee or Missouri. The usual form of these registry laws is that no person shall be entitled to vote at any election, unless he has his name registered as a citizen at j least fifteen days before an election, or was in the . military service of the Confederacy. Persons coming into a county are required to file an affida vit of their birth-p!aco and residence at the time of the adoption of the constitution of the Confede rate States. It has also the advantage of being a register from which the available military force of a county can be always ascertained. Unless this is done, there will be no safety in elections here after. -It was reported that heavy defalcations had been discovered at Richmond. Toe foundation of the report is found in the action of the treasury department, which required certain officers to settle by a certain day, and if they failed to do so, they were held as defaulters. Some of the officials could not get their accounts made out ir. time, and came under the rule, but have, siuce, made settle ments. -Certain proceedings in the Georgia legisla ture, brought to light a scheme of the abolition enemy on the coast, that may be practised else where, and against which the southern people -should be on their guard. It appears the aboli tionists on St. Simon’s Island had a number of Stolen negroes, and after keeping them for several months, sent them, or offered to send them, back to their owners. The negroes were known to be “ hard cases,” and the owners refused to receive them or to permit them to mix with the other ne groes on the coast. They were then offered to the Confederate military authorities, who declined to receive them. There is good proof that these negroes have been drilled, and instructed to return and poison the minds of the slaves; tell them of Lincoln’s proclamation, and head an insurrection. The abolitionists were to find them the weapons wherewith to murder their masters and mistresses, and then point to it as an evidence of the desire of the negro (or freedom. Returned negroes, in every locality, should he strictly watched, and upon proof of their being parties to such a diabolical plot, should be hung at once. -The whole voting strength of Missouri is 180,QUO. At the late election only 80,000 votes were cast. Of these ll),!’00 were spurious. De ducting those absent in the armies, and it is cer tain that 0 1,000 voters refused to take the oath in order to vote. Missouri will come out right yet. Tne city council of Charleston has established a wood yard from which the poor ars furnished gratis, and those citiz' ns aide to pay, can buy it at eight dollars a cord. Other city corporations are doing the same tiling. Little Rock is very liberal, the common council saying if others v. ill gi ve the woo;!, they will distribute if. In some cities they have depots of corn, tier, and such things as can be procured, so that the families of soldiers car. be supplied. A few hundre 1 dollars, finis expended, ! would be of great benefit. Our absent sohiurs, when told that the corpot .tion of Littie Rock re fused to establish a wood yard', and thus keep down the price of wood, may ask why it was not done. -In Georgia, the legislature ordered the sei zure of all goods held'by their owners at prices more than 75 per cent, above cost and carriage. In Augusta, Columbus, ai.d other places, the state agents made heavy haul . -In our neighboring city of Tine Bluff, the histrionic society give public notice that they are prepaid to furnish the families of absent sol diers with meal and fire wood. This is a noble act, and the gentleman composing the society should have their names written in letters of gold. At all events, they will be written on the grateful .hearts of women and children. In this respect, Pi'ne Bluff is far ahead of Little Rock. -At the b utle of the Rappahannock, on the 13th, Gens. Maxey Gregg, of S. C.;T..R. R. Cobb, of Geo., and Hood of Texas, were killed. Three braver, better, tiuer men never died for liberty. Among the fcderals, Gen. Bayard was killed, and Vinton, Kimball, Gibbons, Caldwell and Meagher, wounded. - rhe following northern dispatch may be a mere guess or Hovev, smarting under his defeat by ihe women of Mississippi, may have intended to Come up White river, to steal and murder, by way of revenge. The dispatch reads as follows: “ A dispatch from Cairo, Nov. 26th, says Gen. - Ilovey’s expedition, consisting of about seven transports, carrying about ten thousand men, which lef t Helena some days since, returned on Friday, and proceeded to the mouth of White river, but owing to its lowness could go no further. Itsdes tination is .-aid to have been Little Rock.” • _i »» 11 ITT At the second battle of Manassas a round shot t «>k away the fleshy portion of a Yankee’s rear, inducing in ugly but not dangerous wound. 'I'iic poor wretch crawled to a tree near the road, and la’d d mn on nis breast, any other posture be ing out of tlit> ip'ertion. The day al ter the battle, a- the Irish Battalion from Richmond was passing this Yankee, he twisted his head around and said, in a piteous, drawling tone, “ Mv friends, will you be kind enough to give me a drink of water out ot one of v our canteens?” A private, pulling his short pipe from his mouth, replied, Divil a drap of wather will 1 givewz. It ye’d stayed at home ve’d had i lint) ot wather and a sate to set down on besides.” -< -- — -- -The particulars of the battle at liartsville, stamp it as one of the mo.-t brilliant exp oils of the war. Morgan had not a man over l, .1*0 men. With these, he killed and woun led 30b, and took 2,100 prisoners. T ie prisoners he took large ly exceeded his w hole force. X'Dieu*—Olathe • 2th of las’ tn u th, at Tiuticll -''Ilill, (la., William II. Faulk\. a. <<l Little K“ k, Arkansas, and 1 .le member ot Co. A , (ith A:k sa- regiment. i—1 . Hi* comrades in arms de ’or- the !•>*» o! a'1 re soldier, a warm heat ted friend, and attac omplish «d gentleman. Hi* beeeavod family have their siueerest svmpathv in tills calamitous visitation.— Shi Ibyeittc lit tii Ur, 1 */. Dec. 24, at the resilience of her son. Geo. A. Wort hen, in this eitv, Mrs. Ann A. Woktiifn, late of Cynti iana, Kv., in the bftii ,) < -g »t h*.r age. ’ INDEXED Ukadquart' i* Tuans-Mieewirn DmJ l.ittU Ji L, Dec. 9th, b'iJ. ) General Orders N >. 45. I. (it r. ral Order N". 41, current series, is hereby revoked, anl the followiug Genera! Order substituted therefor: _ , _ Tor the purpose of carrying into one -t the ( on script Act. ns pussol at th** lust session ot the C, n " federate Conga--, the following regulations are u lopte 1 for the Trans Mi-si—ippi Department: 1. Col. BKNJ \M1N F. DANL1A . is hereby ap- i pointed O-nimn/niiiot if (’ rmri hot the District of Arkansas, which is hereby sub-divided into lour divisions. 2. Maj. JOHN .T. IIOKNER. is appointed enroll ing officer of Division number one, composed of the counties of Marion. Izard, Independence, Jackson, Woodruff, Poinsett. Mississippi. Greene, Randolph, Lawrence, Fulton. Crittenden. Craighead, Cross, bt. Francis, Phillips, Monroe and White, lie will es tablish a Camp of Instruction at Jacksonport. 3. Maj. JAMES II. SPARKS, is appointed enroll ing officer of Division number two, composed of tho counties of Sebastian, Scott, Yell, Perry, Conway, Van BureD, Pope, Johnson, Franklin, Crawford, Washington, Madison, Newton, Searcy, CurroH and JJenton. lie will establish a Camp of Instructional Durdanelle. . , ... 4. Maj. JOHN McNALLY, is appointed enrolling officer of Division number three, composed ot the counties of Arkansas, Desha, Chicot, Drew, Ashley, Jefferson, Prairie, Pulaski und Saline. He will es tablish a Camp of Instruction at Pine Bluff. 5. Maj. JAMES T. ELLIOTT, is appointed en rolling officer of Division number/our, composed of the counties of Ouachita, Union, Calhoun, Lradlcv, Dallas, Hot Spring, Clark, Pike, Savier, Ilempatead, Colombia, Lafayette, Folk oral Montgomery, lie i will establish a (’amp of Instruction at Camden, fi. The several Camps of Instruction w ill bo un der the charge and direction of the several division ; etir»!lij g officers, who will appoint otic enrolling offi- ' cer in each of the counties ot their several* div ii-imis. | 7. There shall be assigned to each division, three surgeons, who will constitute a board of examination for said division; and one or more of w hom may act at any place of rendezvous therein. They will be stationed severally as follows: 1st Division—at Smithville, Lawrence county; Mt. Olive. Izard county, and Searcy, White county. Ark. 2d Division—at Jasper, Newton county; Ft. Smith, Sebastian county, and Clinto.i, Van liurcu county, Arkansas. 8d Division—at Little Hock. Pulaskicountv; Ham burg. Ashley county, and South Bend, Arkansas county. Arkansas. 4th Division—at Washington, Hempstead county; Prin.etjn, Dallas county, and Murfreesboro, Pike county, Arkansas. S. the county enrolling officer will cause to he en rolled all white male noons, between eighteen and forty yeurs of age. liable to perform military duty, whom he may lind'in his county: and will cause to be entered upon a roll propand f r that purpose, their names, ages, tinut i f enrollment, place of tin tivitv. and date of their leaving their homes for the Camp of Instruction. An Twill also note opposite the name of each one found not subject to military duty, the cause thereof; and forward duplicate rolls to his division enrolling officer, otic of which will l*e forwarded by the division enrolling officer, to the commandant of conscript?. 9. The county enrolling officers will notify the ex amining board, or any one of them, of the place of rendezvous fixed by them for the conscripts of their several counties, and the examining board of Bur geons, or any one’of them, will, by publication in some newspuper in their division, or by notice posted up in the county, give ton days notice of the time when they will "attend sui 1 rendezvous, and will then and there examine said const ripts; and such persons as shall bo found incapable of bearing arms, on ac count of mental or physical incapacity, by such ex amining surgeon, shall be by him reported to the board of examination, who shall determine the ques tions of exemptions, and grant certificates thereof; said certificates specifying whether the incapacity is temporary or permanent; and if permanent, the party shall be exempt from future examination, un less specially ordered by the board. In eases where the incapacity* is temporary, or where an enrolled person cannot attend the place of rendezvous on ac count of sickness, and shall send to the examining surgeon a certificate specifying the cause of absence, and its probable durati n, from some respectable physician, resident in the county in which the ren dezvous is situated, the examining hoard or surgeon shall send such certificates to the ommondant of the camp of instruction of his division, and if the per son mentioned therein shall not report himself for examination, at the said camp, within a reasonable period, or send to. the commandant of the camp a ro nevval of the certificate showing liis continued disa bility, he shall bo deemed absent without i.eav*. II. The standard’*if bodily capacity shall be that establish *d by General Order N> . 5S, Adjutant and InpectorGeneral’s office, as modified, viz: 1. Blindness, excessive deafness and permanent lameness, or great deformity , are obvious reasons for exemption. a. Confirmed consumption. largo incurable ulcers, and chronic contagious diseases of the skin, are causes for exemption. 4. A certificate of disability of a conscript, given by a private physician, will not be considered, un less adi Javit is ma le that the conscript i“ confined to bed. or that his health and life won! 1 bo endan gered by removal to the |>!a- e of rendezvous. III. After such cXainiRati n sliuli he had by the board of examiners, the county err Ling otS-vr will complete the roll by discharging ail fund pTM:; lient ly, physically or mentally nuab'.e tc 1 ai'.-rin mi.iuiry duty by Ihe examing BoaRl, and nil \vi may be entitled to be discharged < r exempt fr m oti-e- cau-i's; and will o.iu-- the men enrolled to be co!levied atr.'iiieuoiv i,:• nt place, thence to be for ward *i to tiie Camp of In-unction of their proper divi.i n, and d.-iivi nd.with tiie duplicate roils, to the cointnui: '.lag oitlcer. IV. A;- icati'ms for exemption must b • mad s to the eoutrv enrolling oflivew. who will act thereon, and f .•rwanl the same, with their lech-ti endorsed thereon, to the emit aundant of conscripts. V. 1 • ion at1 : si t 1 tl rice the di • charge of any or,: !. or in service pri- r to the 11th day ,f Oat. i .r. let''.’: :•!, i the f.ct t i.at a person . uti i - •: . I om service for physical disabili ty, or >t!i r cause, J .not. of itself, fxempt from enrollment u r •nscrif,*. cxcejv. in cases of foreign ers not d mi, ii ,1 and o i:. -su pers .ns who have t..r n.-:: 1 suiistitu: VI. <V! V'i h.wR and regulations, appii ‘able to DKsrmins. . led: ' applied . > s .,;li •.••■nseripts as fail to repair to the pia ■ f nudera:, us K r enrollment, or who shall lie.-; '. ’ .if -r errol-nant. VII. At each eamn of Insirn lion there will be B'ationed an i tliccr i the ouartermaster. Subsistence and Medical Dcpaitment, who will be under, and recei" r- orders frmn tiie commander of the Camp. VIII. *1 he compy enrol mg o!::,cr will make time ly requisitions on the commanders of the camp of instruction, for transport-lion and subsidence for their men fiom the county rendezvous to the camp of instruction. IX. The commanders of the Distiictsof Louisiana and Texas, will conform as nearly as practicable to this order, and prepare the necessary regulations to carry the same into effect in their several districts. By command of Major Gen’I. Holuks.j S. s. aNDKRSON, Aes't. A'/j't. General. AUCTION. LBS. MISSOURI OLD LEAF TO Ovfx/v? IJACCO,—I will sell at Warehouse No. 8, Main street, on WEDNESDAV, 31st iust., at 3 o’clock, p m . 5,000 lbs. old Missouri leaf Tobacco, in lilids. boxes, etc., a superior article, in lots to suit purchasers. Also, Furniture, Dry Goods, Hardware, Fancy Articles, etc., tot enumerated. Additional Sales solicited. E. Vv . STURMAN, Dee 81 It Auctioneer. A NEGRO MAN, 47 years old, a No. 1 farmer, for sale. Enquire at.this office. Dec 31 3t STATE OF ARKANSAS, / * County of Prairie. ) In the Prairie Circuit Court, on the chancery side thereof, in vacation. < u the 21th day of Decem ber, 1862. Phillip L. Anthony, Complainant. vs. Supplemental bill. Jane C. Anthony, Mary S. Anthony, William D. Anthony, William A. Anthony, Defendants. r|'MIIS day comes sni.i complainant, and files 1 herein his supplemental Will against said de fendants, stating therein that one oi' said defend ants, to-wit: William A. Anthony, is a non-resi dent of the State of Arkansas, and it appearing that the object of said bill is for the recovery of ceituin slaves in said bill mentioned and described —it is ordered that said defendant William A Anthony be notified of 'he pendency of this suit, by pubii -uriou of a crpt of this order in the‘‘True Democrat,” a uewsp..; > r print*-1 and published in this State; not it ting said defendant, that nnl* js he appear au-i plea<i, answer or demur to arid «u p t mental bill on or Lieiore the third day ot the neat term of this court, at a court to be louden at the court house in the town »t 15 own-ville. in the sod county of I’riirie, out e first Monday alter the fourth Monday in March, l" •- all the alieg tti< ii autl charges set forth in s>id bill of e mplaint will f>e t tken -i* eonles-ed a d a dr r< «-nl» re*l a v*> dtngly.aud tti«t Mid n dice bt-peb.i> ed by i* p wee-klv iBee-rti »t ' in s-i I | ;i r, li e * t u- - r :<*u to be at least !i*u- wick* | s van; , la th# ln>t U-itr oCsaid March ter l'1’1, of th . ntt. Ait«-st: h M. liOODKL’M, Clerk. \ true cony ft**oi t’ * rws : I. Auesi: Wx. COODMM. Clerk. Dec* 31, l-c-j—Pn. tie $ik*. .’fcXED| G*tm f worn' C. 'sum | " . o im* / II • t-Jlowins' order* »\a puK l*ef t*r llM IstarMtiuaif i2i CMD *! ft**1! n . C anati.-f of *. C< p r. Adjutant '•ml inspector Gen! K , flM.KV. Oi l and Con'.t » >.v * pll. U.slli-t of Arkansas. As-UTsivt on Is- re- tea (ikeesiL’a Omci, | hicJtm ..-id. November k*. 1 jo* J ttxar&ik 0* n*ks, I No. Mi. J Coalman l ints oi Couseripts will u:i< • Iks f.*P -wing Order t, i. ,.* j*i!,|i- l C>r at n-ist » a tiui'-s. In a suflicicut stun l*. r 11 i.-.w-ptj. : i'H-*'li M..T*. >»t Ihs Confederacy, lo *a -ur. ilk r- .i 'iiug every ;* art . . the c.amiry: I Alt «-i-ii:;. --i-.;. : ..ft:. .-i - -••.** I t-ulU-U man, »ho art. n..w at. -:it tr.cn u*. ir • >mr. -*nd* tram ary oilier cans- than actual dkabi-iv. >*r duly ifW-in .a lira from ‘tie s.-cu-inry .>f War,or from IH.-ir .1 parti.i.-it commanders, Mill return to their c.-eemai is without dels} II Coouni-ian«l offlocn failing to comply with the pro visions of ihe ton going paragraph, within a reason hie length of time, in m* case f. . xee-'d twenfy tints after tie* pub i >ilion of this Order, shall b dropped from the rul s of the a.my m disgrace, and’tbe.r nu*iii*s will bs turn'slod to til** ComavindxnT f Conscripts foreurniiuiont in tbe ranks. III. All enlisted m-n who slmil fail to comply with .he provisions of |*ar.t-i:i|)li i of this 'lid. r. within a reasonable length of time, -ball be considered deserters, aud tr ated a cordingly; their names t<* be furnish'd to tiie (joummnd anr oi C.wsvripts in their State, 'or pubiica'iou, or such other action aa may be deemed m.s-t efficacious. IV. In order to inauro tbe ' Hi ient co- p.-ration or all con cern'd. to carry this older into immediate, fifect.depnrtm; ut commanders are directed to require from the couira nndiug officer of each separate command, in their departments, a prompt report of tbe Dann-s .»t all c nitnissiorii'd offic* rsand enlisted nieu now abseut fr. m their commands. Uhese re ports must state ill each case tire eau-e of abseuci; and any regiment v, battalion or compai y c. mmandei,w ho shall neg lent to furnish such a report, or who shall knowingly be guilty of coucealing any case of unauthorised absence, snail, on conviction thereof, be summarily dismissed. V. Under the provisions of the 2.1 clause of paragraph II of General Orders No 82, commissioned officers and privates who are incapableof bearing arms in consequence of wounds received in batte, but who are otherwise fi1 tor *?rT c ’ t required, if not otherwise assigued. to report*' J.t, * Coninianilant of Conscripts in ibeir raspeett S , will, if they are ^^^^/c^Sof Z p?ovUio». of lhis O^derwd h lull powers to call npon the nearest mill tary authoriiy for such assistance as may be necessary “'vf Officers of the Quarto-master’. Department charged with payment of troops, are hereby directed not to pay any somSonsd efficer, uon-committtoB.d ofleer dr private wtirv do'-» not furnish Hntifaetary evid'-iice th it ho i« n. t lia l,| . to the penalties deserihed In tho fc,rcg..i'ijt "nler Any (lishursing ofnc r who shall make pnynient in violation of tins Order, shall be liaole on his bond lor tho am. unt of such p.lvmout. By order. »• COOPER, Adjutant and Tn»ir ct r General. Oa7eite, Washington ^Titepraph. Camden II. raid, Pine Btnff True Southron. Fort smith Bulletin, wilt please pule li»h the above order 7 times and forward account to tlui office. B. F. DVNLKY. Cob Pee 31. 18(52 7t and C mi'dt 0 .nseripts._ 8'1’AfiC OF ARKANSAS I , Oot-NlI OF PlKKr. / os' lu the pen j Circuit Court, at the September term thereof, a. i>.. Iso.:, pi. 2*1, 1802. iS. B Stoll, i’luintijf', j vi v Debt by Attachment. Joliu J. Gibbon!, Defend mt ) 4T this day coulee .a d plaintiff, by attorney, and it ap pi anug from the i t ;ui n ol the sheriff ori the u i it, that gain defendant cannot bo served with process, it is there thro oidernl ilnil t ut ; c'.it n be made uoufyii g said detendant that said plaintiff has iostkutid suil in this emit .ga list him in an action of debt by iiHuchmcnl lot llo* sum ol *.ne hundred and ninety live dollars and iw euty t* nis, !■ geih -r Willi juiciest theroOU itoiu the iotii day ot Aptil, !M.2,attlie r .ile ol ton percent p r amiuin, aud that uuiesi e.*id defend ant shall appear by hiiiis. li ol Attorney, ou or before tho third day ol tho next term ol this court, to be held at the town of Perry vide, iu sail county ot Perry, ou tli first Mon day ot March. I HU j, ami plead or otherwise answ. r to piaiu titCs action, judgment will be enter'd against him and his estate sold to satisfy the same. And it is further ordered, that a copy ot this order he published tor two weeks succes sively in some n- wspapor printed in this State, tiie last in sertion to beat least lour weeks previous to tho next term of tins Court. A true copy from the record Attest: T. E. HOLMES, Clerk. Dec 34, 1S62 2w C it of adv. $10. STATE OF ARKANSAS, ) County of Rope. ) Id l’opc Circuit Court, on tho Chancery side there of, Sept, terra, lc62. Jacob C. Brewton, j vs. > Bill for Divorce. Mary Brewton. ) \T this day comes said complainant, try Sliapnrd, . his solicitor, and tiles his bill herein, the object and prayer of which is to obtain u dissolution of tho bonds of matrimony existing between complainant and defendant, and it appearing to the court that said defendant is a non-resident of tiie State of Ar kansas; it i> therefore ordered by tho court, that no tice bo given tho said defendant of the pendency of this suit by publication as tho law directs, in tho True Democrat, a newspaper printed in tho city of Little Rock, Arkansas, notifying and requiring said defendant to be an 1 appear before the judge of tho said circuit court, in chancery sitting, ut a court to bo held on the fourth Monday of March next, at tho court house in and for said county of Pope, Arkan sas, then and there to plead, answer or demur to said complainant’s bill, and iu default said bill will bo taken as confessed. A true copy. Attest: ‘ ANDREW J. BAVLISS, Clerk. Dec. 81,1882. 2w Cost of adv. $10 STATE OF ARKANSAS, j County of Pope. j SOT‘ In the Circuit Court of Pope county aforesaid, at 'the September term, 1862, and the first day of said term, to-wit: Monday, 22d Sept., 1862. N. C. Unllett, ) vs. >- Petition in Debt. D. B. Fisher. ) OW atthis day comes the plaintiff in the fore i ' g ing cause, and it spearing to the su'i*fnvtiun • ■f the curt tli.it the defendant hit* not been served with process and cannot be foun 1 in Pope c ornu . it i* la-re fore ordered In the court, that I). 15. Fi-h-r, ilc'eiidaii'. in * *id c.oi.'C. be notified by puliii ai oi tliat tiie | .aintiff, X 0. Uuliett. has ciminieticud against him all notion by p-titimi in debt for til-: ro co' crv of th • Mini ot live liun lro 1 and nine dollar* ..ml twenty vents: due on i prom!*.* .ry Du o dated New O; leans. January 2.,th, l»tio, .lu« thirty days alter ihrtv. payable to said plairitilf. and that, an at tachment has been i* .*.:«.•• I (trains: tiie e.-tate ot him, die sai ! D. B. Fisher, an l that unless .he, the said defendant, be an i ipjsatr before the cir. nit court for Pope county, iti the .'state of Arkansas by himself or attorney, on or before the third day of the next term of said court, tw be begun and held at the courthouse in Dover, in said county, on the fourth Monday in Mtiv.-h. 1566, judgment will be entered against him and hi* estate sold t" satisfy the same. It is further ordered by the court, that thi* order lie published in the True Democrat, a weekly newspaper published in the city of Littlo Rock, in tiie State of Arkansas, according to law. A true Copy. Atte*t: ANDREW J. BAYI.TSS, Clerk. Dec. 81, 1S02. '2w Cost of adv. #;n. STATE OF ARKANSAS.! County of Poff. j In the Circuit Court of Pope county afiresaid. at the September term. 1362. ail I the tir*t day of said term, to-wit: Monday, the 22d Sept. Is62. William Smith, J'luintif, j Win. A. Burk head and j-Petition for Debt. Wm. A. Barker, garni- | slice. Dtfendnit*. J VTOW < n tills day comes the said plaintiff in this 1 w cause, and it appearing to trie satisfaction of the court that William A. Burkheud, one of tiie defend u ts in this cause,, ha* not been served with process and cannot be found in Pune county; it is therefore ordered by the court, that the defendant, William A. Burkhead, be notified by publication that William Smith has commenced an action in the circuit court of said county of Pope, against him by petition and summons for the recovery of the sum of nine hun dred and sixty five dollars anil -cents, due on a promissory note dated November 10th, 1380, and duo on or before the first day of August, ls61, payable to said plaintiff, and that attachment has issued against the estate of him, the said William A. Burk head, ai d that unless said defendant be and ap|>eur before the judge of this court by himself oratt .rney, on or before the third day of the next term hereof, at a court to bo held at tiie court house in and for the said Pope county, Arkansas, on the fourth Mon day of March next, judgment will bo entered against him and his estate sold to satisfy the same. It is further ordered-by the court, that this order be pub lish^! in the True Democrat, a weekly newspaper published in the city of Little Rock, in the State of Arkansas, according to law. A true copy. Attest: ANDREW J. BAYL1SS, Clerk. Dec. 31. 1362. 2w Cost of adv. #12. rpilE LINE BACKED STEER taken up by Thos. X Ambrose, in Lefevre township, Pulaski county, we consider worth Twenty-five Dollars. It is mark ed by a crop and split in the left ami u split in the light ear. Doc. 23d, 1362. TRUMAN WARNER. ♦ JOHN McGILL, tw a; n»_JOHN T. ROWLAND. j'U all ru WHOM IT MAY CONCERN.— 1 Take notice that tho undersigned holds a ven dor’s lien on S-tJi..,' acres "f the iands advertis'd for -ale hy JOHN AV. MORELAND. Jr., situate in Muumelle tow nsliip, foi the pay nietit of the purchase tuetwjj and interest, amounting to altuiit #1 ,i ;V>. JOHN 811ANHEKGER, By I*. Jordan, Att’y. T i tle Rook. Pe-. «1. 1<<2 3t_ \ t) Tit E TO CREDITORS.—Notice is hereby given that letters teatamentary were granted by • lie i’lobab* t ’ lift of Pulaski « oil lit v . "ti the 'JAthday ! it December* A. D. 1st.1, to the undersigned, up n r he estate of Samuel II. IJem|sueail. deceas'd: n*'W ! •h-refo'c ah |ersitt» having , aim- against said is H'e. *r.- hereby requires! t*« rxliPit t.c same n. rho olid fsigu si. pn»|s rl > nil hei tl ate,I w it hill * D*- \ . :«r I .t'er i' r <i4 • I slid let cr-. »*r they rose 'e pFiv;u*t I 1 rr many M t' in tin i-»ate ui-d th.*t it sii.-li • laiai. 'k* ii >t nf1 it -i wi i.in two tears If.ort tho d o <1 mi h I' t’crs. .1" > »!o»il Ik* f'.nver narn-U and "ie< 1 id- d lioiu nM U-iM 6: liom -aj | ,. tav. FLIZAnr.ni IIMM) M K \l*. Eitcutr.S t f ttui is'a'c ot ■*iani’! ii. il. iupatead. U» P. Jordan, Att'y. Little Bock, Dec. 26th, 186 *. A 1 icrsoiP' indebted to th' above estate will pbu-e rail' n'he underrignt d ut his office in the city ot i.itt' k'sk. Ark.,and pay otf and discharge iluir iiuuirtedm-ss or kvuto the Hinouut bv note and up pr< ved seeniity. 1*. JORDAN. Att’y lbs- 8! St for Mrs. K Hempstead. IOii't’.— Some time in the mouth ot April lust, _J Citp'.J-K. P. Record, A t^. M.. ot the 14th 1 ex is i uvulrv, and at ting at the time tor Cot. Sweet’s 1 _1 h Ii xus i uvalry. gave me two i-ertitied m. ■ nuts, "• "t thice hiiudrwiandsotenty-fivc $37') 1 1 urs, bi-'iiT lor o c li"iso and one mule; tho other for ten #b'; dollars, being f r 2) bushe s of corn. Said me.auits were mailed to mo in a letter from camp C:y-tul iKit, Arkansas, directed tome at Decatur, Wise county . Texas, some time in August lust, but hy some mischance miscarried and Lave never come to blind. All disbursit g quarter masters are hereby warned against paying said accounts, as the same have never been transferred by me. Any information concern ing them will be thankfully received, and the purty liberally rewarded. GKO. B. PICK K I T, Lt-Col. loth Texas Cavalry Reg t. Dee. 31,1862. 3t*__ Maj. J. II. Chi mp. A. 0- M., Fokt Smith— HENRY GARRETT, deserter from Company C, Speight’s Regiment, will probably attempt to pass our lines in yenr section. Please notify all our pickets so that lie mav bo apprehended. DtscKiPTtoN--f> feet 7 inches high, weighs 140 or 150 pounds, dark hair curls; 17 or 18 years old, small nose turned up, scaron his shin two inches long, had on drub liat, r<'ii overshirt, brown casinet coat, much worn, new boots. Rode off a gray stallion , with black sjnits on him, branded ‘‘Jno. Harp” on left shouldor, carries his tail on one side, tumor close to the root of his tail, 7 years old, 15>£ hands high. Horse was stolen from J. II. Baker, Burford’s Regimeut. AV. SADBURY, Capt. Com’dg Co. C. 150 reward will be paid for delivery of the horse to Burford’s Regiment, Stone’s company, or at AV’aco, Texas. Dec 81 6t NOTICE.—An Election for Directors of the Littlo Rock Gas Company for the ensuing year, will be held at tho office on Monday, 5th January next, at 10 a.m. JC. L. slaughter, Dec 81 It Superintendent.