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I DES ARC SEMI-WEEKLY CITIZEN.
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CONSTITUTION OF THE PRAIRIE COUNTY AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY. OFFICERS. President, B. F. Ford ; Vice President, A. O. Edwards; Secretary, R. C. McCarley; Treasurer, G. A. Mclver; Corresponding Secretary, T. B. Kent. Directors.—S. R. Brown, J. C. Morrill, Sim Horne, B. B. Allen, J. C. Davie, B. M* Barnes, D. P. Black, A. Ragland, R. Mc lver, A. F. McCain, D. W. Munroe, C. D. Taylor. Building Committee.—D. P. Black, A. O. Edwards, D. W. Munroe. Premium Committee.—John S. Pearson, R. McCarley, R. Mclver, J. S. Williams. Ring Master.—John S. Pearson. Herald.—W. W. Wair. Marshal.—J. G. Warner. article i. Title of the Society. — This Society shall be known by the name of the “Prairie County Agricultural Society.” ARTICLE II. § 1. The officers of this Society shall con sist of a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Directors. § 2. Officers and Directors shall hereafter be elected by ballot at the Annual Meeting of the Society in March, and shall hold their offices one year, and until their successors are chosen. § 3. In the election of officers and direc tvia, a piuiaiiiy ui vuees case snail oe necessary to elect. Vacancies may be filled at any meeting of the Society. article m. § 1. The President, Vice President' Secre tary, Treasurer and Directors, shall compose a Board of Managers, a majority of whom shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, and it shall be the duty of said Board to manage the property and business of this Society as shall best promote the interests of Agriculture, Horticulture, the Mechanic Arts and Household Industry; and they shall hold and conduct Annual Fairs and Exhibi tions, and distribute /reiniums to the persons exhibiting the best and most meritorious speci mens in these several departments. ARTICLE IV. § 1. It shall be the duty of the President to preside at meetings of the Society, and of the Board of Managers. The Vice President shall perform the duties of the President in his absenpe. ATTICLE V. § 1. It shall be the duty of the Secretary to make and keep a neat record of the proceed ings of the Society, and of the Board of Mana gers, and to pel-form such other appropriate duties as may be assigned him by the Society or its Board of Managers. § 2. The Secretary shall keep a book for the special purpose of recording the names of the Annual and Life Members, and the names of donors, and the amounts contributed by each; he shall as soon as practical pay over all monies received by him to the Treasurer. ARTICLE VI. § 1. It shall be the duty of the Treasurer to receive all monies and property due the So ciety or donated for its benefit, and to dispose of the same only, as directed by a resolution of the Board of Managers, certified by the President and countersigned by the secretary. He shall keep an account of his receipts and disbursements, and report the same with proper vouchers to the Society, at its annual meetings, and to the Board of Managers as often as they may require; and shall give bond for the faithful discharge of his duty in such surety and sums as they may deem proper. ARTICLE VII. § 1. The Annual Meetings of this Society shall be held on the 2d Monday in March of each year, at such place as the Society may designate. ARTICLE VIII. § 1. The Board of Managers may make such Rules, Regulations and By-Laws as they may deem proper, consistent w'ith the Con stitution. § ]. Any person may become a member of this Society for one year by paying into the treasury the sum of $1, or may become a life member by paying at one time the sum of $10. article x. § 1. This Constitution may be altered or amended by a vote of two-thirds of all the members present at any Annual 'Meeting, or at a called meeting, provided thirty days public notice of the same be given. GENERAL RULES. 1. Life and Annual members of the Society, and all others who shall pay $1 into the trea sury, will be furnished with badges entitling them to compete for premiums, admission with the bona fide members of their family with carriages to the Show Ground, and all departments of the exhibition during its continuance. •2. Stock and articles must be entered in the name of the bona fide owners, and Grain, Fruit, Vegetables, Dairy Products and Domes tic Manufactures, must have been raised and made'by the exhibitor thereof, unless excep tions be made in the published list of premi ums offered bv the Board of Managers. 3. Animals and articles that have taken premiums at previous exhibitions will not be allowed to compete except for a higher pre mium, in case they are adjudged best after having received the highest premium a certi cate of the fact will be awarded. No animal or article can compete but for a single pre mium. , , 4. Premiums will not be paid on animals or articles of inferior merit although there may be no competition. No premium shall be paid on any animal or article owned by a firm, unless each member of said firm is a member of the Society. . , _ . 5. No person shall act as a judge for award ing premiums for which he is any way a fi.^Any person who shall knowingly violate the regulations of the Society, or who shall seek to obtain a premium by false pretences, or by improper inteference with the Judges, shall be excluded from competition; and it a member, from the Society. 7. l'emiuins a%varded and called for at or before tile aniflial meeting in March will be considered as donations to the Society. 8. Copetiliou on all articles open to ne State. EXPR ESSLY FOR THE * ‘CITIZEN.” BY THE ARKANSAS STATE TELEGRAPH LINE. flglTfAll the regular telegraphic reports for the newspapers are made up by the New York associated press. No telegraphic operator or agent is permitted to make up such reports. The telegraph company has no agency what ever in the preparation of dispatches for the press, nor is it in any manner responsible for the character or truth of this kind of news.] WEDNESDAY. ARKANSAS ORDINANCE SIGNED! Things are Working THROUGHOUT ALL THE SLAVE STATES ! lOOlTOEGEERS IMPORTANT FROM THE SOUTHERN CONGRESS! OLD VIRGINIA “KNOCKING AT THE DOOR!” AND “DONE. GONE IN I” Louisville, Ky., GETS HER ORDERS FROM CHASE. nn r i 'ptit T’ nrxnxr Special Despatches to the Citizen: Little Rock, May 7.—Ordinance signed this evening at 3 o’clock in the presence of a large crowd. Murphy of Madison refused to sign it. Since my telegram in the morning I learn that Pike will not be pressed for Major Gen eral, and that Dr. Borland will most likely receive that place. Totten’s confiscation bill will pass. The militia bill, in its present form, may not pass. • davis. FROM TENNESSEE. Nashville, May 7, 8 p. m.—Legislature. Secrecy removed ! Fifty-five thousand vol unteers authorized 1 Five millions appropri ated! Separation from the Union and union with the Confederated States to be voted for on the 8th of June. The Governor sustained by resolution ! Military league formed with Confederate States and confirmed by the leg islature ! War expenses to be borne by the Confederacy under Confederate authorities. Will adjourn on Thursday. Three cheers for the volunteers 11! FROM MONTGOMERY. Moktgomf.ry. May 7.—The Confederation of this morning says that over 30,000 applica tions have been received at the State Depart ment for letters of marque and reprisal. In Congress, to-day at noon, Mr. Brooke of Mississippi, presented the ordinance of Vir ginia addopting til# provisional constitution, also resolution approving commissioners from Virginia to the Southeren Congress, two of whom, Messrs. Brockenbrough and Staples, were presented. Mr. Brooke moved that they be qualified and take their seats. Mr. Ithett moved to go into secret session and that the Virginia com missioners be invited to remain. Later.—Virginia was admitted as a mem ber of the Confederated States Government to-day, during a session of two hours. Her members were sworn in and participated in the discussions and voted on questions. Busi ness made public. Yesterday, Curry of Alabama, presented a bill fixing the time of election of representa tives to Congress ; also, providing for the elec tion of President an Vice President under the permanent Constitution; referred to Judiciaa rv committee. An act was passed, recogni zing the existence of war with the United Statfes, and concerning letters of marque and reprisal. The preamble recites the acts of Lincoln and his proclamation, and that it is necessary for the Confederate States to accept a war thus commenced by him. The act au thorizes the granting of letters of marque and reprisal on certain conditions. A proviso announces that free ships make free goods, and 30 days are allowed federal vessels now at ports of the confederate States, for purpo ses of lawful commerce, to return to their homes. Five per cent prize money, is reserv ed as a fund for the widows and orphans of those killed on private armed vessels and for the support of the wounded. • FROM NEW YORK. New York, May 7.— Eight companies of sappei'3 and miners have been mustered in to service here. New York and Philadelphia have been made military depots. ■ Yachts to be armed for the revenue service. Brigadier General Cocke says General Rug gles is quartered at Fredericksburg. Cocke is to take position in front of Washington, in connection with the commanding officer at Harper’s Ferry, and thus to defend the Po tomic border against Northern invasion. Cocke denies that the capital has ever been threatened by the Confederates, but that they threaten to open war if the soil or grave of Washington be polluted by the tread of a single armed northern man. from Washington. Washington, May 7.—Several army offi cers who failed to get commissions in the Confederate service have asked for restoration to the Federal, but were emphatically re fused. 60,000 stand of arms are in the navy yard here. The New York Post’s special correspondent says the government has been tendered a quar ter of a million of men, all west of the Al leghany mountains. An arrival of specie from the north has made money easier; no further difficulty is anticipated from the lack of funds. The forces at the Relay House are reinforced. There are no fears of lighting at Baltimore. The entire New Jersey troops are here. The War Department has telegraphed the Governor of Massachusetts that no additional troops are wanted unless they enlist for three years. FROM PENNSYLVANIA. Philadelphia, May 7. — Senator Bogard of Delaware arrived here to-day and .left for Wilmington, fearing personal assault. It is reported here that there is a battery op posite Gen. Butler’s station on the Potapsco which can effectually rake him, and that But ler is preparing to take it. FROM MISSOURI. St. Louis, May 7.—The Missouri Senate is in open session. House in secret session— nothing transpired. The Cairo correspondent of the St. Louis Republican says five batteries are planted on the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, fully com manding both. Large bodies of infantry sus tain all the.batteries. Col. Wickliffe, of Kentucky, positively as sured Col. Prentiss that no hostile preparations towards Illinois are being niade near Cairo. Several hundred troops are in camp at Co rinth, Miss., near the junction of the Mobile & Ohio amt Charleston railroads. Camp Jackson, near St. Louis, contains 1200 men and will bo augmented by the arri val of the South-west Expedition company, St. Louis, May 8.—The Union Home Guard of the first and second wards, compos ed of 1500 men, have been sworn into the federal service. Capt. Lyon has been ordered to receive 10,000 volunteers. He has already 5000. Harrisburg, May 8.—Gov. Curtin has re ceived orders from Cameron, secretary of war, to provide quarters for numerous additional troops. FROM MARYLAND. Baltimore, May 8.—The troops stationed at the Relay House are strengthening their position. Lieut. Fauntleroy, U. S. navy, was arrested yesterday at Harper’s Ferry, while passing through en route for Washington. FROM KENTUCKY. Louisville. Mav 8.—The Surveyor of Cus toms at this point has. received orders from Secretary Chase to prevent .the shipment of arms, munitions of war and provisions to the seceded States, and also to stop such ship ments from passing by or going through Lou isville. ~~ Thursday! ARKANSAS CONVENTION. Maryland still Mixed* SOUTHERN CONGRESS. rnOM LITTLE ROCK. Special Despatch to the Citizen : Little Rock, May 8.—The first Arkansas Regiment left here to-day for Virginia. Fa gan of Hot Springs, elected Colonel Com mandant. Intelligence received of the firing of Fort Washita and other forts in Indian Territory by Federal troops. Provisional and permanent Constitution of Confederate States adopted by Convention— vote was close. Election for delegates to Montgomery to morrow—no certainty except as to Bob John son. DAVIS. FROM PENNSYLVANIA. Philadelphia, May 8.—The Virginia troops, it is reporled, are concentrating in force on Harper’s Ferry. The Government feels no apprehension of an attack on Cairo. FROM NEW YORK. New York, May 8.—The Asia sailed for Europe to-day, with $4,800 in specie. It is understood that troops will probably be sent to New Orleans. New York, May 9. — A fully armed schoon er has been captured off' the mouth of the Chesapeake. Her crew, with the exception of two, effected their escape. rwuiu iUAn i Frederick, May 8.—The Legislature has unanimously voted against Convention. Baltimore, May 7-—Large Union meeting at Fredericksburg. Reverdy Johnson spoke; prognosticates defeat to rebellion. Baltimore, May 8.—Several rioters at tacking Massachusetts troops arrested. Leg islature did nothing. Another Convention met, President saying three full regiments raised there; 40,000 troops will be concentra ted at Washington. Gen. Pattersons troops go through Baltimore soon as railway is re paired. Secretary Chase orders stoppage of supplies south at Cairo. * Perryville, May 9.—1500 troops arrived from Philadelphia last night. Gen. Harney has been ordered to St. Louis. *„ Gen. Lane was sent to Kansas some time since with in structions to taKe a large force and re-cap ture the western fort3. Passenger trains from Baltimore have been resumed. FROM ALABAMA. Montgomery, May 8.—The Postal Depart ment is ready to take charge of the mails at any moment. Congress directs the office seal. Books, blanks, routes and clerical force are completed. No detention of the mails is fear ed in consequence of any policy of the Lin coln Government. . , , , In Congress, President Cobb read a despatch from H P. Hill, Commissioner from Georgia, announcing that the Arkansas Convention had unanimously passed an unconditional ordinance of secession. * ... , Morton, of Florida, offered a resolution of inquiry into the propriety of appointing Chap lains in the navy, and it was adopted. Ochiltree, of Texas, offered a bill providing for tbe compensation of the officers of the several Executive departments. Coni ad, of Louisiana, made a motion to ap point a committee on claims, which was adopted. A secret session followed. Montgomery, May 9.—The proceedings of Congress are mostly kept fsecret, but it is un derstood that it is engaged in making the ne cessary arrangements for a vigorous arid suc cessful prosecution of the war, and for placing the Confederacy in the best possible condition for defense. Contrary to what has heretofore been supposed, it is now understood that the Government of the Confederacy has coutro of a sufficient quantify of arms, ordnance anil ammunition of every description, to enable it to put 150,000 mon in the field, for a cam paign of a years duration. . FROM WASHINGTON. Washington, May 8.—Major Andtrion, President consenting accepted the command of Kentucky brigade. Gen. Leo say the Virginians shall not cross the State Line until attacked. A Louisiana regiment arrived at Richmond Monday. 1400 Tennessee troops and battal ion Alabamians reached Lynchburg. Washington,' May 9.—The authorities think that the determination of Virginia to contest the right bank of the Potomac, oppo site Washington will result in a battle. A strong federal force will cross the river and as sume' to fortify their bosition near Alexandria. The Richmond authorities are evidently kept well posted with regard to Scott’s movements and pl%ns. FROM VIRGINIA. Norfolk, May 8.—4,000 troops here, inclu ding two Georgia companies. Authorities . fortifying Norfolk and Hattoras Inlet. Fred erick court house burned last night, supposed incendiarism. FROM MASSACHUSETTS. Boston, May 8.—Minnesota sailed With sealed orders. ' FROM KENTUCKY. Frankfort, May 8.—Governor Magoffin’s message denounces Lincoln’s movements strongly towards South, but refers whole sub ject to people, recomirfending convention. FROM MICHIGAN. Df.troit, May 8.—The Governor in his message to the Legislature recommends a loan of a million. FROM WISCONSIN. Milwauke, May, 8.—Rufus King, the newly appointed minister to Rome,has receiv ed the appointment of Brigadier General of the Wisconsin troops. FROM NEW JERSEY. Trenton, May 9.—The legislature has in Nra>icnil fhn Rnml hill I'D n million. -« 0 «..— From Pensacola. Pensacola, Friday night, April 26.— Soldiers still arrive by every train. Three companies from Louisiana arrived to-day; also a hundred water soldiers (marines) from New Orleans. Gen. Bragg has now under his command about 8,000 troops— a larger number, I believe, than Gen. Scott commanded in the valley of Mexico. They are all in fine health and anxious for the hour that decides the destiny of self and country. The crisis approaches nearer and near er. Another day of soldier-toil has added to the great preparation. : The chairs, gun carriages, or whatever the technical term, for several mortars and big guns, came on this morning’s train. The guns, I under stand, will be here in a day of two. The commander at Fort Pickens isun-m ceasing in his military labors. Like Bragg’s, his men work day and nights They have thrown up a battery outride but near the walls, of heavy guns, obtain ed from the ships, whilejon the ramparts they are piling bag upon bag of sand to protect their guns and men. And all thib visible to the naked eyy—even their mus kets stacked on the beach. * The governor has accepted the tender of the two military companies of Pensa cola, as well as that of the gallant Capt, Miller, of Santa Rosa county. Little, Florida is none behind her sister states in military ardor and enthusiasm. There have been no additions to the United States squadron this week. A British vessel, a ship, I believe from the West Indies, arrived this morning. She came in ballast. There is no United States vessel in port. Major Bradford’s battalion are still on duty ra the city, but, like tbeir brother sol diers at Warrington, work day and night on me cny s ueiensea. xiiey wave mouo many friends among the citizens, particu* larly the ladies. They are not only sot diers, but accomplished gentlemen. -♦ • » .. . The Cotton Gammon.—Our European files devote prominent space to the order of the British Government, directing the preparation of ground for cotton culture in India. As our New Yor|c abolition co temporaries will expatiate eloquently on this news, and predict from it the destruc tion of the American slaveholding states, let us call the attention of the public to three established facts, in connection with the East Indian cotton product: 1. East Indian cotton has been pro nounced by the British Foreign. Cotton Association to be unfit for all sorts of goods except the very coarsest. 2. The land carriage- of it, from the field to the wharfs, is almost as costiy .as the ocean traffic of the American article. 3. A sailing vessel takes from eighty to one hundred and twenty days to go from Calcutta to Liverpool. A New York clipper could deposit six cargoes in England in the same time. Merchants will buy the best article where they can get it cheapest. If the British Government insist on making In-. dian superior to American cotton, the peo ple will wear French silk. [New York News* ----- e »■■■ . Southern Pacific Railroad—-The Marshall (Texas) Republican, of the 20th uit., reports that over 250 new hands are at work on this road, and that the grading of the second section of twenty five miles, it is expected, will be completed in sixtv dav*