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THE PRA1KU3 COUNTY
AG R1CUL1 UR A L SOCIETY.
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.
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.
Title of the Society. — This Society
shall be known by the name of the “Prairie
County Agricultural Society.”
§ 1. The officers of this Society shall con
sist of a President, Vice President, Secretary,
Tieasurer 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
§ 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.
§ 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
E j .rd to manage the propeity and business of
this Society as shall best promote the interests
of Agriculture, Horticulture, the Mechanic
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hold aiul conduct Annual Fairs and Exhibi
tions, and (listiibute premiums to the persons
exhibiting the best and most meritorious speci
mens in these several departments.
§ 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 perforin the duties of the President in
§ 1. It shall be the duty of the Secretary to
make and keep a neat record of the proceed
ings of Ihe Society, and of the Boatd of Mana
gers. and to pei form such other approp'iate
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
Ihe Annual and Life Members, and the names
of donoi-3, and the amounts contributed by
each; he shall as soon as practical pay over
all monies received by him to the Treasurer.
§ 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 Roaid of Managers, certified by the
President and countersigned by the aeeretary.
He shall Keep an account of his receipts and
disbuisements, and repoit the same with
proper vouchers to the Society, at its annual
meetings, and to the Board of Manageis as
often as they may requite; and shall give
bond for the faithful discharge of his duty
in such suiety and sums as they may deem
§ 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
5 1. The Board of Managers may make
such Rules, Regulations and By-Laws as they
may deem proper, consistent with the Con
§ 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 one time the sum of $10.
§ 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.
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 caniages to the Show Ground, and all
departments of the exhibition during its
2 block and articles must be entered in the
name of the bona fide owners, and Grain,
Fruit, Vegetables, Daiiy 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
4. Premiums will not be paid on animals or
articles of inferior merit although there may
be no competition. No piemium shall be
paid on any animal or ar’icle owned by a firm,
unless each member of said film 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
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 impioper iuteference with the Judges,
shall be excluded from competition; and if a
member, from tb« Society.
7. Peraiums awarded and called for at or
before the annual meeting in March will be
considered as donations to the Society.
8. CopeUUoo ob bU prudes opto to the
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Important from Little Rock
Legislature meets May 29.
McCULLOCH COMMANDS THE
ERUPTION AMONG THE OFFICIALS.
The Legislature—the Governor—the Peo
ple—and Iht Rest of Mankind.
FIRE AT NASHVILLE.
ACCIDENT TO THE KENTUCKY.
War Movements Feverish.
THOM LITTLE ROCK.
Special Despatch to the Citizen :
Little Rock. May 21.—Liw passed-'sus
pending ail sales under execution until the
convention orders otherwise.
Legislature assembles on the 29th.
McCulloch takes command of onr western
defenses, and makes requisitions upon Arkan
sas, Indian Territory, Texas and Louisiana
for six regiments. Pike goes out with him as
A dangerous eruption between the differ
ent Departments of the State Government i«
appiehended in consequence of the call of
the Legislature. The Convention will re
quire all officials to take oath to support its
acts It is thought the Governor will de
St. Louts, May 21.—The Chief of the Police
Commissioners has issued a proclamation to
allay the excitement* No arrests will be made
for an opinion, over actors only are imperilled.
Ferd Rennet died to-day.
Chicago, May 21.—Mr. Douglas is conva
Chicago, May 20 —Senator Douglas is bet
ter, but is not out of danger.
Washington, May 21.—The Freedom has
arrived with two prizes and despatches from
A passenger reports the throwing of shell
and shot harmlessly into the fortification of
The Niagara has been detached on more
important business. She will be replaced by
smaller vessels at Charleston
The Postal Department is said to have or
dered the suspension of mails to the seaboard
and rivers of the seceded States.
me Trioune says mat oy a ooiu sinne, evi
dence was obtained against Southern, sympa
thizers at a given hour. .
Government officials invaded the principal
telegraphic offices in tbe free States, seizing
the records of tbe past year.
Tbe Government holds the home enemies of
the Republic at its mercy.
Butler moves immediately.
It is reported here that one thousand Vir
ginians have left Harper’s Ferry to resist the
Abolitionists who are about to invade Wheel
Dupont, of Gunpowder notoriety, has been
made a Major General.
The programme for approaching session of
Congress, July 4tb. has bean arranged. The
•assion will be a short ana.
Ex-Secretary Floyd has bean appointed to
the rank of General. He is raising a Virginia
The firing on Sewall’s point has fired the
hearts of the Virginians, and a brisk retalia
tion is anticipated.
The time for bidding on 9,000,000 Govern
ment loan continues until Saturday. The best
bids will be accepted. The rule heretofore
has been to take the minimum bids.
Baltimore, May 21—The Southerners,
opposite Williamsport, are 1000 strong.
Frederick. May 21.—Two thousand Mis
sissippians and two Regiments of Alab.imiaus
arrived at Harper’s Ferry yesterday-*-15,000
more are expected at Williamsport. The
troops are erecting huts, indicating tbe inten
tion of forming a permanent cunp, as a base
of hostile operations ill Pennsylvania.
The Times says that the Wasbingron De
partment has discontinued the passage of
mails through St. Louis, New Orleans, Mobile
via Ponchai train Also the steamship mail
line from New Orleans via Pensacola, Apa
lachicola, Cedar Keys and Tampa Bay to Key
West. Also, from New Orleans to Texas
Indianatolis. May 21—Drognoli who was
driven from Dover Hill, Indiana, by the abo
litionists ten days a go, is reported to have re
turned at the bead of 300 Secessionists, burn
ing and banging as he goes.
FROM NEW YORK
New Yobk. May 20.—In the House of!
Lords, Lord Derby expressed tbe hope that |
the forthcoming proclaoettoa by the Govera-,
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•neat will emphatically1- warning, if
Ornish subjects join piivateers •.»»• become i:,.
. olv«;l on cither sid", that th-i# blood" will be
upon tb’ir own heads. He sai<j| there yjould
be ao redress ftorn England.* >
A ship enroute for Liverpool from Charles
ton has been insured at fifteen guineas.
The Chamber of Commerce has called the
attention of the French Government to the un
guarded condition of French ■ shipping in
American waters, urging action in the matter.
Lord Palmerston deprecated the present con
Ution of Amferic&n affairs.
The navy yards are active, and a powerful
squadron is on the way. The Times says that
the United States heretofore upheld privateer
ing and demanded the right of seareb, both
now are turned against her.
The steamship Canada, from Liverpool, of
the 9th inst., has arrived at Farther Point.
The general news was unimportant.. . . n
TwVeki. a Hungarian patriot, has bees ft?
sa«<inated Nothing via Londonderry.
The Desoto has arrived—-he m<*t the steam
ers Niagara and Huntsville, which had captur
ed two vessels
Cotton market very dull—prices are un
New York. May 21 'The Terrle, having on
board 150 kegs or powder,has been seized in
The steamship Edinburgh, from Europe, has
Montgomery, May 20.—The public pro
ceedings of the Southern Congress are unim
portant. It Is reported that. Congress will
adjourn to morrow. Various speculations
are indulged in asl;o the probable place of re
assembling. The most popular is that they will
re-asseinble in July at Kichmpnd.
Montgomery, May 21.—Gov. Ellis. of
North Carolina, telegraphed to President Da
vis that North Carolina has passed unanimous
ly an ordinance of secession fn the State Con
vention which assembled yesterday.
from .tenn essee.
Nashville, May 20.— Warehouse contain
ing military stores was destroyed by fire yes
terday morning—loss $17,000, insured for
$15,000. The house adjoining, occppied by
rvuci j uuuuatMi av vu»} v*uuic«ic uav ivviv
was destroyed—fully insured.
Memphis, May 21.—The Prince of Wales
arrived here from below last evening.
She had on board the killed and wounded from
the steamer Kentucky. The authorities took
possession of her.
Nine hundred troops left here for up river,
Gov. Harris and Gen. Pillow are now in this
Five thousand more troops have been order- .•
ed to rendezvous at Coiinth Mississippi, by
order of Gov. Pettus, subject to 01 der of Gen.
The steamer Kentucky, Capt Lee, of the
regular Memphis and Vicki-burg packet line,
on her way from Vick^bug Sunday morning,
half-past four o’clock, when opposite Colum
bia, Arkansas, exploded’her mud receiver,
which gave way on top, clo-ie to starboard
side. The explosion was upwards, and the ca
bin floor over the boilers was ripped up hy the
force of steam and water for a distance of
forty feet, and from three to nine feet wide,
while the fire brick were hurled into the craia.
The boat had just rounded out from Columbia.
Eleven killed and sixteen badly wounded.
Among the killed are the 1st and 2nd clerks,
Capt. LeS scalded, but not dangetotisj 2nd
Engineer badly scalded. No one from Ark»R*
sas on board.
PROM NEW ORLEANS
New Orleans, May 21.—Russell, the cor
respondent of the London Times, arrived this
Louisville, May 20.—The Ohio river at
this point is raising with eight feet Water in
Louisville, May 21.—It ia reported that ,
75 Lineolnites and two guns have crossed to
Spattsville, Green river, Kentucky.
i ne arms ac raaucau are ujieaieneu ana
Kentuckians are guarding them. The inva
sion will result in blood. Five cannons will
be sent to Paraquette Springs.
Much excitement prevails throughout the
State of Kentucky in consequence of reports
that Northern muskets have been clandestine
ly introduced into the State, and hava been
placed in the hands of persons sworn to se
Political matters are feverish.
Philadelphia, May 21.—Ths ship P»rk
bill, from Liverpool to Charleston, was cap
tured in attempting to run the blockade.
Boston, May 17. -The steamer Babibrldgb
proceeds to Aspinwall to epnvoy the Califor
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Conduct op the New York Rot*
riANS *in Washington City.—A cor
respondent of ihe New York Times wdieK*
The Fire Zouaves are continuing their
pranks, and expounding to the terrified
people of this city iheir very free end easy
ideas about property. Yesterday a squad
went into a boot store, cast off their eld
leathers, selected the best and walked off,
telling the tradesman ihpt jtb* Goyernmenl
would make it all right. Tp-day they
have been ransacking the Capital"like so
many rats, breaking open doors, ripping
cushions, and tearing up carpets, knock
ing down the guards, and charing imagi
nary Secessionists through the streets—
jumping on coaches, ana going it. pelU
m**ll. One fellow came across a pig near
the White House, when I was up there
this morning; he incontinently seized his
porcine majesty, ripped out his bowie-knife
and cut his throat, swearing that pigs had
no business in Washington. Col. Ells
worth is out with a card, disavowing the
acts of his Zouaves, asserting that the ma
jority are law-abiding; and that he will
ship the rest when they take the oath nexl
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gfiBT Rifled caoQOQ are being made at
•Jeers' Foundry'* in New Orleans, and
it will soon. he able to turn out thid. superi
or artillery in aoy quantity.
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