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DES ARC SEMI-WEEKLY CITIZEN.
$4PER annum.] _FRIDAY, MAY 17, 1861._volume i. no. a j3Y j. C. MORRILL. PUBLISHED TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS *4 A YEAR—$2 FOR SIX MONTHS. INVARIABLY IN' ADVANCE. ~RATES OF ADVERTISING: One Square, ten lines or less. £1 for the first insertion, 50 cents for each one following. inser ’ 3 raos. 6 mos. 1 year. , cn1iare.$ 7 50 $12 $18 1 S(lnare 10 no l8 24 20 30 25 45 50 05 60 75 75 100 Advertisements may De renewed at any time by paying for composition, $1 per 1000 ems. Displayed advertisements charged for the space occupied. Transient advertisements, one square (10 lines or less) for the first insertion, $1 ; Each subsequent insertion, 50 cts. Payable when the advertisement is discontinued. Persons advertising by contract, will be re stricted to their legitimate business, and all notices, etc., charged as transient advertise ments. Personal advertisements, if admissable, will be charged double Hie above rates, and must be paid for in advance. 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Qjr” Advertisements not ordered for a spe cified time, will be inserted till forbidden, and charged for accordingly. jar All advertising to be paid for quarterly. r.-T.TfUi-fc »-l XUS-*#.WX 5«SI CITIZEN'S ©Has \ Having secured the services of a snpe- Sr W, \f vj , 1 ‘V rior JOB PRINTER, the Citizen Office p ^ 4?. is prepared te accom- t* -ar''V Id ’’•■jr •'"•'"A X; module its customers j *.•» WITH EVERY DESCRIPTION OF PROW P TLV. CARDS, BILL HEADS, Etc., printed in the neatest style. *n> We have an excellent stock of Blanks on hagd consisting in part of DEEDS OF CONVEYANCE; QUI'I CLAIM DEEDS; SHERIFF’S TAX DEEDS— the best form in the State. — ALSO — Sheriffs’, Justices’ and Constables’ BLANKS. Blank Bills Lading— on superior paper. We have an excellent DRY-PRESS, which renders the f-ace of the paper free from indention by the type. Our old customers are solicited to send us their work. Those who have not tried us are requested to give us a call. OUR WORK is well done, and our rates of charges as LOW as the LOWEST. 03?“ Over six years’ experience in the Printing Busines at Des Arc, enables us to know and appreciate the wants of the public Send your Job Work to. and buy your Blanks at the Citizen Office. mr!3tf JVtEMPHIS ADVERTISEMENTS. J. E. MERRIMAN & CO. N o 253, main-street, MEMPHIS.TENN., Have now on hand and For Sale, at the most reasonable prices, the Finest Assortment of GUNS AND RIFLES, Together with all kinds of HUNTING INSTRUMENTS, they have ever exhibited in MEMPHIS. Where <Io you Buy your SILVER -WARE, — YOUR— Table Cutlery ! CASTORS, —AND— CLOCKS! Wife bought them at ! 253 Main Street. i — ■ i The Ladies all think they can get rather ’S THAN AT ANY OTIIf.K PLACE. J. E. ME Rill MAN & CO., No. 253.Main Street.No. 253 MEMPHIS, TENN. Oct. in. __ OUR t ir je .v ti ms th i- a: .a it -IN — M EMPHIS. Stock More Extensive than ever, -AND Equal to any in the Union ! Our leading articles are DIAMONDS, JEYVELRY, WATCHES, SILVER-YVARE, SPECTACLES, CLOCKS, GUNS, PISTOLS, &C„ WITH the usual variety of Goods in our line. ALL KINDS OF WORK Done in the best manner, and with DESPATCH! F. H. CLARK & CO., j NO. 1, Clark’s Marble Block, MEMPHIS.TENN. .Tan. 2, 1861. [6m _________---—-— . ■ —— -—• At Cost and Carriage. I AM offering my entire stock of DRY GOODS at cost and ten per C^ut. Everybody is invited to call and see for themselves My goods are inferior to none in this market, and my object in selling off at cost and carriage is to enable me to re plenish with a stock which will be bought exclusively with cash, augl tf LEVIN HARRISON. 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. Morrili, 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. 0 Edwards, D. W. Munroe. Premium Committee.—John S. Pearson, R. McCarley, R. Mclver, J. S. Williams. Ring Master.—John S. Pearson. Herald.—W. VV. 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 then offices one year, and until their successors are chosen. § 3. In the election of officers and direc tors, a plurality of votes cast shall be necessary to elect. Vacancies may be filled at any meeting of the Society. ARTICLE in. § 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 asshall best promote the interests of Agriculture, Horticulture, the Mechanic Arts and Household Industry; and they shall uoiu anu conuuci Annual runs ana u,xumL tions. and distribute premiums 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, 'i he Vice President shall perform the duties of tile President in his absence. ATTICLF. 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 Boa i d of .Mana gers, and to perform 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 aiul 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 Manageis as often as they rnay require; and- shall give bond for the faithful discharge of his duty in such surety and sums as they may deem proper. ARTICLE vn. § 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 with the Con stitution. ARTICLE XI. § 1. 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 ineinher hv navimrat onetime Iho sum till ARTICLE X. § 1. Thi9 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 ail 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 competitor. 6. 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 if a member, from the Society. 7. Pemiums awarded and called for at or before the annual meeting in March will be considered as donations to the Society. 8. Copetition on all articles open to the State. reported for the semi-weekly citizen. Negro Insurrection in the Vicinity of Hickory Plain—its Detection—Trial by the Community—Execution of the Leader. / On Saturday, the 4th day of May, a large concourse of the people met at Hick ory Plain, and the following proceedings were had. An Investigating Committee was appointed, consisting of the following gentlemen—to wit: John C. Davie, C. M. Greene, D. Harshaw, B. H. Perkins, A. M. Reinhardt, J. M. Coyle, S. J. Dunn, John Holloway, M. G. Stone, W. Burns, D. W. Hood- E. Lackie, J. J. Caskey’, A. Pipkin, J. B. Stephenson, A. A. Pittman, H. J. Morgan, H. M. Turnage, M. B. Bryles, James Stone, John Williams, D. F. Reinhardt, A. W. Thomas, A. J. Thomas. W. L Moore, Committee met at the church, and was organized by electing Allen 'A. Pittman, President and D. W. Hood, Vice Presi dent, P. J. Williams, Secretary. Where upon, the following testimony was had: Testimony of Capt. Dave, belonging to Mr. Dunlap: Myself and Mr. Tom, (Thomas Williamson, the white man im plicated and executed with the negroes,) was to meet to-day, but (by an act of Provi dence, they were detected, and on this day, (Sunday,) instead of their contem plated plans, they were both before a Committee of Investigation.) Mr. Webb, Pipkin’s Charles and Mr. Tom met trie in a thicket near Mr. Dun lap’s farm. Mr. Tom said he would com mence at Mr. lurnage’s, ( Dunlap s over seer,) and then go io Mr. Perkins’? This white man said he would get crazy every once and a while, but while crazy he was looking all around. This Tom said he was at Mr. Griffin's House, when that shoot ing was at Mr. Turnnge,’s. Mr. Tom was to run in and gel the money. Mr. Tom told me he was making up a company in While county, that Tuesday night Mr. Webb gave me a drink of whisky and then took one himself and cleared his ihroat with a hem. On Sunday belore, Mr. Tom told me he would bring Mr. Webb witii him. and on Tuesday night Mr. Tom, Pipkin's Charles and Mr. YYrebb come together. They were to get all the money and then divide it between us. We was goin to eat our dinner in Sanfrisco, on the 4th of July. We talked together about three weeks ago. Pipkin’s crooked leg fellow was going to be Captain over one Company, and we was going m give Hickory Plain a call for manner’s*sake. Mr. A. Thomas’ George was going to take a pun. Mr; Tom said clean all as we went. VN hen we met on luesday night, Mr. Tom put his hand on Mr. Webb and said, “this is one of my men,” The other Captain was the Widow Henly’s yailer man, a large niger, weighing about 190 pounds. Mr. Tom asked me whether Mr. Tunnuge had any guns at iil« l-inn«p Mr. Torn said he would come on Wednesday and shoot to scare the while women, so as he could gel this money. I was to get a certain part of it to divide among the other boys; Jerry knew all about it. When this gun was fired, if he could’nt get the money, Mr. Tom was to run back dare and git in the Gin House. I have seen this white man Tom four times, the first time I seed him was about four weeks ago. When I seed Mr. Tom in dat dar prison house, he winked at cue. This rising business was talked of abrSUt two weeks ago. All our boys was into it. 1 was to give era a talk to-day, (Sunday.) Testimony of Col. Davie’s Jeff:— We was goin to kill all the white folks. Capt. Dave and myself was goen to be Captains. Normal Webb-and Capt. Tom Williamson was the men who was goin to give us arms. We was goin to Mr. Dunlap’s first and kill his overseer, from dar to Mr. Perkins. I and Dave fixed it up last Tuesday night was a week, about midnight. I fixed it up with Charles at the Baptist Church. I has talked to Mr. Webb three times about it. We was goin to kill em all as we went. Capt. Dave told me he had fixed it up with Capt. Williamson. The reason for Dave’s bein Captain, be cause he is largest. Mr. Williamson told me the first I ever heard of it. I went to Stony Point in the night. I rode Masters Rone Horse; I stopped at Mr. Bill Rogers to see his Jack; I talked this risen business all over with him, and from there went to Stony Point to see Maj. Wooten’s boys, Jonas and Manual. They told me they would be in. I and Capt. Dave made it up that I was to git all I knew. Capt. Dave waslo get all in this neighborhood. Rog er’s Jack was to be Captain over dar. Mr. Williamson told me to git all the forces I knew. Major Wooten’s Jonas was to be Captain. We was to meet at Cypress Bridge. Testimony of Mr. Dunlap’s Lewis :— This white man,. Tom, told me he was o aken up a company. We was to com mence here, and then go to White county. When he got ready, he would come on Sunday and let us know it. I told some of ihe boys we would make poor speed. We was going to kill Turnage first, I was going to do all 1 could, we was goin to kill women, children and all. Mr. Tom was goin to school us, Big Dave was to be our Foreman, I was goin to use a sythe blade for my weppon, we was goin to take houses and then git guns. _ The testimony of some twenty others lead to the facts, as stated by the testimo ny of the three negroes that were exe cuted. Thomas Williamson having produced no satisfactory testimony to prove his in nocence, he too was hanged to the same gallows, and on motion, it was agreed that the Committee notify Norman Webb to leave the State of Arkansas within ten days. By order, it was agreed that the pro ceedings be published in the Des Arc Cit izen. A. A. ri r i iviAJM, rres. D. W. HOOD, V. Pres. P. J. Williams, Secretary. -.> Onward.—by novEn. Onward! our cause is just and right; Let all our banners ily ; We fear not threats of Northern might, Their millions we defy. With heart to heart, together we Will meet them, when they come, And strike the blow for victory, For Freedom, and for home. Onward! let Carolina’s brow Still wear the victor’s crown, Let her proud name forever be ’Along re-cords of renown. And by the rnem’ry that endeared Her heroes of the past, Let her brave honored sons defend Her standard to the last. Onward ! our new born Southern flag Must never know disgrace ; Where Freedom and bright honor reigns Must only be its place. In the first battle for our rights It proudly waved on high, And ’neath its ever cherished folds We won the victory. Aye! and the proud old Union flag For once hath fallen low, And now again o’er Sumter’s walls Its folds shall never flow. No, by the God of Liberty, We’ll plant oun colors there, And win beneath them, victory, Or in its ruins share ! -♦♦♦ State Flag of Virginia.—The Vir ginia State Convention, before adjourning, adopted the following ordinance: The flag of this Commonwealth shall Uoronftor hi* ma H U of KlinlinO* which shall be a deep blue field, with a circle of white in the centre, upon which shall be printed, to show on both sides alike, the coat of arms of the State as described by the con vention of 1776 for one side of the seal of the State, to-wit: “Virginia, the genius of the Common wealth, dressed like an Amason, resting on a spear with one hand, and holding a sword in the other, and treading on Ty ranny, represented by a man prostrate, a crown fallen from his head, a broken chain in his left hand, and a scourge in his right. In the exergon, the word ‘Virginia’ over the head of Virtus, and underneath the words, Sic Semper Tyrannis.” The ordinance charges the Governor with the duty of preparing the flag for the public buildings, ships of war and troops in the field, and declares it shall be known and respected as the flag of Virginia. -♦ ♦ +..— Lincoln Claims Alexandria, Vir ginia.—It is stated from Washington, that Mr. Bates, the Attorney General of the Lincoln Government, has given his opinion that the retrocession of Alexan dria to Virginia was unconstitutional, The retrocession of that portion of the District of Columbia, which originally be longed to Virginia, was made by act of Congress seventeen years ago. The Lin coln°Government must be hard pressed for an excuse to cross the Potomac to be compelled to go back and behind that. --— gSgy* The news of Arkansas’ secession was officially received by President Da vis on the 7lh inst. A national salute was fired iu honor of the fact.