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1$4 PER ANNUM.! TUESDAY, MAY 21, 18(31. volume i. no. 4. Ifint-^PcIiltjCifijfii. BY J. O. MORRILL. PUBLISHED TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS $4 A YEAR-$2 FOR SIX MONTHS. INVARIABLY in advance. RATES OF ADVERTISING: One Square, ten lines or less, f 1 for the first L.^rtion, 50 cents for each one following. 111 3 mos. 6 mos. 1 year. cmlare.$ 7 50 $12 $18 3 Squares.« »» 20 30 Due-fourrh Column--20 00 2o 4:> Dne-half Column.35 00 50 05 Three fourths Col’ii--45 00 fiO 75 ine Column.50 00 75 100 Advertisements may be renewed at any time bv paving 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 dacted to their legitimate business, and all lotices, etc., charged as transient advertise nents. 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(gsf'All advertising to lie paid for quarterly. star GIT IZ EN^a [aVING sfcuri'tl le services of a supe* or JOB PRINTER, ^^ff*** le Crriz in Ok kick *5 prepared te accotn odate its customers • ^ ! WITH EVERY DESCRIPTION OF ^ 5 ( a We have an excellent stock of Blanks on 8 hand consisting in part of I DEEDS OF CONVEYANCE; QUIT CLAIM DEEDS: SHERIFF’S TAX DEEDS— I the best form in the State. — JJLSO — Sheriffs', Justices’ and Constables’ BLANKS. Blank Bills Lading—on superior paper. We have an excellent DRY-PRESS, which renders the face of the paper free from indention by the type. j (i^* 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 L,«1V as the LOWEST. __i (k-iP" Over six years’ experience in the I Printing Busines at Des Arc, enables us to 1 know and appreciate the wants of the puolic. ^ Send your Job Work to, and buy your < blanks at the Citizen Office, uir!3tf • * ' MEMPHIS ADVERTISEMENTS. J. E. MERRIMAN & C0 N 0 253, 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 do you .Buy your SILVER.WARE, — YOUR— Table Cutlery ! CASTORS. —AND— CLOCKS! Wife bought them at 253 Main Street. l'he Ladies all think they can get rather BETTE SI BAUUAUVS ... —AT— M ERRIMAN’S I1 HAN AT iSf¥ O I I*VIt PLACE. J. E. MERRIMAN & CO., tTo. 253.Main Street.No. 253 MEMPHIS, TENN. Oct. 10. _ OT7H r 119 E . V T 1 E T n 1 • E. E M E M PHIS. Cock More Extensive tfinn ever, —AND— Equal to any in the Union ! )ur leading articles are DIAMONDS, JEWELRY, WATCHES, SILVER-WARE, SPECTACLES, CLOCKS, ■ GUNS, PISTOLS, &C., [1T7'ITH the usual variety of Goods in our VV line. ALL KINDS OF WORK )one in the best manner, and with DESPATCH! F. H. CLARK & CO., fO. 1, Clark’s Marble Block, »E!»IPHIS.TENS'. Jan. 2, 1861. [6m At Cost and Carriage. [AM offering my entire stock of DRY 4*4)4) DS at cost and ten per ;ent. Everybody is invited to call and see or themselves. My goods are inferior to ione in this market, and my object in selling iff at cost and carriage is to enable roe to re deni sh with a stock which will be bought xclusively with cash, augl If 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. Mclyerj 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 Iver, 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 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 as shall best promote the interests nf A irriaii Illll'Q H /irUoiiltni'O f ha Maahanin Arts and Household Industry; and they shall hold and conduct Annual Fairs and Exhibi 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. The Vice President shall perform the duties of the President in his absence. ATTICLE V. § 1. It shall he 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 perform such other appropriate duties as may he 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 tiie 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 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 vm. § 1. The Board of Managers may make such Rules, Regulations and By-Laws as they may deem prop r, 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 member by paying at onetime 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, w’ill 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 aii departments of the exhibition during its continuance. 2. Stock and articles must be entered in the napie of the bona fide owners, and Grain, Fruit, Vegetables, Dairy Froducts 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. Metes and Bounds. A map of the Confederate Slates will very soon be indispensable. At the pres ent moment the facts on which to base that map are incomplete, but sufficient is known to enable us, with almost positive certainly to sketch the outline. Assuming, as a matter of course, that Tennessee and Arkansas, which have just seceded from the old Union, and North Carolina, which will undoubtedly secede immediately after the assembling of her convention on the 20th inst., will be at once admitted into the thriving family of Confederate States, the metes and bounds of the Southern Confederacy, on the hap pening of those quickly coining events, will be as follows : Our coast line on the Atlantic Seaboard will extend from the capes of Virginia to Cape Sable; and, in continuation, on the Gulf of Mexico from Cape Sable to the mouth of the Rio Grande. This exten sive coast line is spread over more than eleven degrees of latitude and twenty-one degrees of longitude. It embraces the well known and important ports of Rich mond and Norfolk. Va., Elizabeth City, Washington, Beaufort, Wilmington and Smithville, N. C.; Georgetown, Charleston and Beaufort, S. C; Savannah, Darien, Brunswick and St. Mary’s, Ga.; Jackson ville, St. Augustine, New Smyrna, Key West, Charlotte Harbor, Tampa, Cedur Keys,St. Marks, Apalachicola,St. Joseph and Pensacola, Fla.; Mobile, Ala.; Hands boro' (Ship Island) and Shieldsboro’, Miss ; Pontchartrain, New Orleans and Franklin, La.; and Sabine, Galveston, Matagorda, Indianola, Lavaca, Corpus Christi, Brazos Santiago and Brownsville, t...i __n..„ l..e.o A C AUJ j >1 nil IJUIUWUWJ ‘ UIUIIVI 41V1 important ports. This coast line includes and gives us command of the waters of Chesapeake Bay, Hampton Roads, the North Carolina sounds, Cape Fear, Great Pedee, Santee, Ashley, Cooper, Edisto, Savannah, Alta* maha, St. John's, Suvvanee, Cbattahoo che, Alabama, Atchafalaya, Sabine, Bra zos, Colorado, Nueces, Rio Grande, and many smaller rivers with their innumera ble affluents. More important for purpo ses of commerce limn all else il includes the waters of tiie mighty Mississippi-. From the. grand indentation made by that great inland sea, Chesapeake Bay, to the mouth of the Rio Grande, the coast line abounds in noble bays and sounds and fine harbors. Some of the hitter ate, (or naval as well as commercial purposes, vastly important. We need only mention Hampton Roads, Virginia, where the com bined navies of the world could ride safely at anchor sheltered from the rude storms which so olten vex old ocean ; Beaufort Harbor, South Carolina, and Brunswick Harbor. Georgia, whose great capabilities tor naval purposes the Confederate States will doubtless in good time take the prop er measures to develop ; Pensacola Har bor, the importance of which is known throughout the world; and Key West and Tortugas harbors, the twin formidable na val outposts on the Gulf that guard the gates of the Mississippi. True, at present, the Confederate States have not yet obtained undisputed posses sion of Pensacola harbor, and they have vet to wrest from the Northern Govern merit the command of Key West and Tor tugas, but llie accomplishment of these tilings is only a question of lime. While it is absolutely necessary that the Con federate Slates should possess the great naval station at Pensacola, it is equally necessary that they should possess Key West and Torlugas for the freedom of our commerce, and for purposes of defense. We have occupied so much space in thus sketching the metes and bounds of . our coast line and its most prominent fea tures, that we must stop here. To-morrow we will resume the subject.—[N. O- Pic ayuue. -—-♦«» Falsehood Exposed.—Judge Doug las, in his late speech at Wheeling, is re ported to have said : “Walking down the street in Washing ton, I met a distinguished gentleman, a member of the Virginia Convention, whom I know personally, and had a few minutes’ conversation with him. He told me he had just had an interview with Lieut. Gen. Scott; that he was chairman of the committee appointed by the Vir ginia convention to wait upon Gen. Scott and lender him the command of the forces of Virginia in this struggle. Gen. Scott received him kindly, listened to him pa tiently, and then said to him: ‘I have served my country under the flag of the Union for more than fifty years, and as long as God permits me to live, I will de fend that flag with my sword, even if my own native State assails it.’” We will state, on the authority of a dis tinguished member of the Virginia con vention, that there is not a word of truth in the above statement, so far as the con vention is concerned. No committee was appointed by that body to wait upon Gen. Scott for that purpose indicated, or for any other.—\Richmond Enquirer. Preparations for the Hegira— Meeting of Congress at Chicago.— One of the Chicago papers.contains the following paragraph : “ It is rumored that President Lincoln has sent a private secretary to Chicago for the purpose of ascertaining if suitable ar rangements can be made for the assembling of Congress here on the fourth of July next.” It is more than probable that the extra session of Congress called, will not assemble in Washington. Old Virginia has ranged side by side with the Confed erate States in opposition to Lincoln and his policy of subjugating the South, and the vulgar hords that now defile the high places in ihe once proud Capital of the United States, will not long be permitted to scheme and plot against our peace apd safety on Southern territory. -♦ ♦ ■»-—.— ALL SORTS.OF PARAGRAPHS. A now State, embracing the ter ritory of the Indian nations and a part of Texas, above the latitude of 33 degrees, is seriously contemplated. It will attach itself if formed, to the Confederate States. Advices from England, recently received at Norfolk, state that British bank ers are ready to furnish the Southern Con federacy with any amount of money that may be required. The producing resources of the South are appreciated abroad. 8©“ The Richmond Whig has the fol lowing caution: “We beg to suggest to all Southern papers the propriety of omit ling all mention of the movements of troops within our borders. A word to the wise ! John Mitchell writes from Paris * # to the Charleston Mercury that there is no doubt of the Confederate States being re cognized by France and England. A dispatch from Montgomery says that the Virginia Commissioners are urging the removal of the Capitol to Rich mond. They assert that policy demands it. Flour, manufactured from Texas wheat of this year’s growth, has been re ceived at Galveston. The Montgomery correspondent of the New Orleans Delta says: “The capital cf the Confederate Slates will pos sibly soon be removed to Richmond. I have heard it slated that the object of this contemplated change is to place the seat of Government convenient to the seat of war. l^iT* In 1850 two of Lincoln’s Cabinet, Seward and Chase, voted in the United States Senate for a petition that “ some plan might be devised for the dissolution of the American Union.” Are these gen tlemen any better friends of the Union now than they were then ? t&igr The London itcview takes a more sensible view of American affairs than most English journals. In a late number it says: “The best thing that the North and South can do is to shake hands and part. They never have agreed, they never will agree, they never can agree.” Mr. John A. Klien, of Vicksburg, says that any of the Confederate States can get as much lumber and timber as they desire, to build fortifications on the Mississippi river, at his saw mill, upon the order of the proper authority. He says payment can be made after we whip the Northern rascals. He wants no pay now. Jg@°‘TheNew York News publishes President Davis’ late message to Congress, which document it calls “ an olive branch from the South,” and says that nothipg could “be more dignified, and in mpre fa vorable contrast with similar documents from the Chief Magistrate at Washington, than this effort of the head of the Mont gomery Government, to elicit responsive conciliatory feeling.” -- The following is the rate of pay sf the United States’ regular troops. A part of it only is in cash, the remainder being made up in rations, fcc., at a fixed value : Colonel, per month.*.$2*® Lieutenant Colonel, per month. 194 00 Major, per month. 1^ rr Captain, per month... First Lieutenant, per month. no Second Lieutenant, per month.. 10d 00 Brevet Second Lieutenant, per month- 10jJ no First or Orderly Sergeant, per month- 29 l U Other Sergeants, per month. 27 00 Corporals, per month. " Privates, per month. oi 1C. Musicians, per month. -1 ou