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_* _ J. C. MORRILL, EDITOR. DE8 ARC, ARKANSAS: FRIDAY,.MAY 24, 1861. The War News. Just now we have an inkling of hot, -bloody work, not paralleled. From a dis patch from Little Rock, it would seem that Gen. Harney after countenancing the murder of women and children in Missou ri, is turning his attention towards Arkan sas. Report says, he is at Ironton, Mis souri, some three days travel from Poca hontas on Black River. Indications are that Gen. Pillow is con* cenirating his Tennessee forces for an at tack on Cairo. The New Orleans Delta says that if Gen. Bragg should open fire on the ene my at Pensacola, no doubt whatever is en tertained as to the result. “Pickens will be silenced, its garrison driven off to the ships, and the confederate flag will float in triumph over the navy yard and all the adiaceni forts." Two prizes have been taken by the pri vateer steamer V. H, Ivy, at the mouth of the Mississippi. One was the ship Mar shall, from Providence, R. I.; name oi the other unknown. Emerson Etheridge, the traitor, has re cently been in council with the enemies of the South at Cairo. He was received with “distinquished consideration ” by the au thorities at the outlet of Egypt. The Alexandrians have taken all the flour in that city and considerable quanti ties of groceries and removed them up the country for fear of their seizure by the Government. The Kentucky House of Representa tives, by u vote of 89 to 4, passed a reso lution approving of the act of Gov. Ma goffin in refusing to furnish troops to Lin coln. Col. Wait, the successor of General Twiggs, as commander of the Federa] troops in Texas, is a prisoner in the bands of the Texas authorities. The brokers of Lynchburg accommo date the soldiers by taking the notes of Southern banks at par. The Washington Government have placed 5,000 stand of arms in the hands of the Louisville abolitionists. The authorities at Memphis have seized the steamers sovereign, Ur. Kane and Prince of Wales. The fleet of Southern steamers seem to be on the increase. —■ ■ .--. US" The notorious Jim Lane, of Kan sas, is to head a band on Western Arkan sas, to retake Fort Smith. Arkansas, Missouri, and the Cherokee and Choctaw nations, ought to unite in driving every Abolitionist out of Kansas. It could ea sily be done, now, while a famine pre vails there. They would thereby rid themselves of such marauders as Lane and Montgomery, and, also, of the nui sance of having a receptacle for ranaway slaves on their border. •-».- ' • Powder Mill.—Another enterprise we learn says the Natchez Free Trader, is on fool, to erect an extensive powder mill on the bank of the St. Catharine, a few miles from Natchez. A capitalist of large wealth, honored name and indomita ble euergy, has been found, who will forth with put the establishment in movement; and although it will cost money to estab lish it, cannot fail to make ten-fold returns to auch a home patriotic enterprise. It is ascertained that we have two or three old powder makers in our population ; at least twelve thousand pounds of nitre are at command, and the outlet swamps of the St. Catherine, Second Creek and Homo chi Uo have inexhaustible supplies of wil low, from which wood the charcoal for powder is made. ■ Post Office Stamps.—The Mont* gomery Advertiser says there seems to be anxiety in regard to postage stamps when the Confederate Government, through the Post Office Department, takes charge of the service. There need be no alarm on this score, for a design has been select ed and a contract partially made for a sup ply. The new stamp is very beautiful, and quite in contrast with the old. The sire is a trifle larger, and in the-center isr an elegant steel engraving of Washing ton, (a front view,) taken from his well known portrait painted by Stuart. It will meet with universal approbation, and will probably meet the public eye early in June, or as soon thereafter as practicable. -.»»»-■■ Lincoln’s mother-in-law, Mrs. Todd,of Lexington, Ky., passed through Montgomery a few days ago on her way to Selma, Alabama, to visit her two daughters, who reside there. She is a true hearted Southern matron, who con siders herself disgraced by such a son-in law. Her heart and soul are in the South ern cause, and she has declined the hospi talities of the White House. The National Intelligencer con strues Lord John Russell’s parliamentary speech into the recognition of the right of the Southern Confederacy to issue letters of marque, and bring prizes into British ports. —:-♦-«-*. An occasional correspondent of the Columbus Sun, writing from Mont gomery, May 12th, says: “ It is strongly believed at Pensacola that a number of officers and men are in irons on some of the vessels of the United States fleet at that place, for attempting to leave the fleet after hearing the news of the secession of Virginia, they being citizens of that Male. ■.* ♦ • Ben McCulloch. This distinguished, ubiquitous, every where-heard-of, unbeatable, and terrible man, was actually in our midst yesterday morning. He arrived on the train from Montgomery, and took the cars on the State Road at 10:10 in the morning. His destination is unknown. Some who con versed with him thought they gathered from him that he wus going 10 Virginia. Outers thought he was on his way to Tex as via Memphis and Little Rock. Others thought he would turn up about Cairo, and again, some are confident that his destma is Baltimore. He is in the army of the Confederate Stoles, and has a Brigadier General's commission in his pocket. We cannot say positively just where he will turn up; but let that be where it. may, he will make his mark and give a good ac count of himself. His personal appearance is remarkable. He is six feel high, slender and spare built, but athletic and firmly knit. He is 'about forty-five years of age ; his demean or quiet, and has none of the tiger-like fierceness of appearance that many have supposed him to possess. His size, height and weight, the glance and color of his eye, the style of his dress, his hair, beard and features, all resemble the far-famed and invincible Garibaldi more than any other man in the world, except the verita ble Guisoppe himself; and McCulloch is not a whit behind that celebrated Italian Patriot, in courage, skill and ability as a partisan commander. She short time that he was here, he was more gazed at, and a sight of him was more eagerly sought after by our citizens, than if he had had “seven heads and ten horns.”—[Atlanta Confederacy. The Minnie Rifle.—The first rifle in vogue in France was the so-called pil lar rifle of Thouvenin, but the invention of M. Minnie is the one which has prac tically revolutionized the fire-aruis of the present day. The improvements made by M. Minnie are confied almost wholly to the form of the projectile, and have very little reference to that of the gun out of which it is fired. The ball is of an oblong conical form, something like an acorn without its cup; but instead of being solid this cone is hollowed out at the base into a cuplike form. The advantages of this form of projectile are that it offers less re sistance to the air than a round ball would, and that having its centre of gravity in its foremost part, it has no tendency to turn over in its flight; but its chief merit, in a military point of view, is that with it the rifle can be loaded as easily as the ordina ry smooth-bored gun, the forcing of the ball into the grooves of the barrel being effected by the explosion of the gunpow der, and not by the ramrod. The form of the rifle proper to these conical missiles differs very little from those used with the old sperical bullet, except that a three grooved rifle has superceded the old two grooved gun, and it is still an unsettled question whether four grooves would not be better than three. With this weapon the soldier can make far bet ter practice at five hundred, or even one thousand yards, than he would with the old musket at oDe hundred or two hundred yards. [For the l)es Arc Citizen. SHALL ONE SECTION RULE. BY H. G. ROBERTSON. My native South, my native land, The country of the brave and free, Our fathers when a little band, Bought with their blood our liberty; And since we have to greatness grown, And all the sweets of freedom known, Can we now hesitate to brave All things, our native land to save? Our Fathers had their union too, Their banner, and they loved it long; But when the greater section threw On their part of the country wrong, When one part of the country sought To rule the rest; the fathers thought The time had come, when they should be An independent State, and free. Secession in that day arose, In all the majesty of right, In contempt of their haughty foes, And conquered in the gory fight. Then fellow-country-men arise, The North your ev’ry right denies, Your country now your service claims, While still your liberty remains. My native land all Europe now, In anxious thought is turned to thee; Shall we to one proud section bow, Or dare defend our liberty ? Posterity but waits to know, What heritage we shall bestow ; Shall they not find, we have maintained The freedom that our fathers gained ? Thus we who have been willing long, Our country's freedom to defend, Are urged by ev’ry motive strong, For independence to contends By our loved native land endeared : By our fore-fathers names revered : By those who, at this moment, brave All dangers, our own rights to save. ■ — A A ..—... Prom the Nashville Union and American. To Arkansas. All hail to gallant Arkansas ! She brings Old Abram up to taw, By declaring now, with patriot’s voice, That Davis is her determined choice. She now throws off Abe Lincoln’s yoke, As he threw off his Scotch plaid cloak; Which coward like, this tyrant wore, To escape the plugs of Baltimore. -*-#-♦-1— Jim Lane Turned out or the White House.—It will be recollected that Jim Lane, and bis band were chosen by “Old Abe” as a speci-al body-guard, and quarters were assigned them in the White House. Of course they becume disorderly, and much bad whiskey was drank and a large decoction of “nigger head” tobacco juice squirted upon the car pets and walls; Old Ahe himself freely paiticipaled. Mrs. Lincoln being opposed to such doings, told Abraham, as the story goes that if a guard was necessary, he should gel gentletnen around him, and if lie did not order those ruffians off, she would have it done herself; and moreover, sooner than have them around her, if a guard was necessary, she would prefer standing sentinel herself. Jim Lane has accordingly been dismissed from the posi tion of special body guard to the Presi* dent. We have the above facts from a gentleman in every way reliable.—[Al exandria Sentinel. — John C. Breckinhidoe.—Col. Ander son, better known ns Maj. Anderson, who surrendered Fort Sumter to the South Car olinians, stated at Harrisburg that John C. Breckinridge would meet him at Cin cinnati and take command under him. If ;< .„;n k„ .1... ,t„r._„r lucky against Lincoln’s mercenaries. We had not supposed that Muj. Anderson would so soon abandon the flag he so des perately defended. Hut so it seems. Cer tain we are that John C. Breckinridge will never turn traitor to the South. In brief, the whole statement is clearly a lie made and despatched for political effect in Tennessee and Kentucky. We warn the public against the lies that will be circulated by the Government at Wash ington, which now has the telegraph wires under their control.— [Union and Ameri can. ■ A Beautiful Row of Warriors!— Henry J. Raymond, of the New York Times, James Gorden Bennett, of the Herald, William C. Bryant, of the Even ing Post, Horace Greeley, of the Tribune, and Henry Ward Beecher, of the Ply mouth Church, are now par excellence the military lions of the North. It is they who are stirring up the hyperborean heart to deeds of blood. Like the war-horse described in the book of Job, they are “pawing in the valley”—‘'swallowing the ground with fierceness and rage,” and go ing through divers oilier exceedingly alarm ing performances. Their “necks” are “clothed with thunder,” and “the glory of (their) nostrils is terrible.” They “smell the battle,” but luckily for them, it is “afar off.” They seem to be determined not to be mistaken for “grass-hoppers,” at all events. Shades of Julius Caisar, Hannibal and Alexandria ! what are we coming to ? Departed spirits of the mighty dead ! Ye that at Marathon and Leuctra bled ! have your mantles indeed fallen upon Ray mond, Bennet, Bryant and Beecher ? Are these the heroes who are to throw into the shade the laurels which ye won ! What a thought' letter from camp rector. Camp Rector, Mount City, Ark., 1 Five Miles above Memphis, > May I8ih, 1861- ) Dear Citizen: On last Tuesday the vari ous companies composing this regiment took the oath of allegiance to the State of Arkan sas, The oath is the same as that taken by the troops of the Southern Confederacy, ex cept substituting the State of Arkansas in place of the Southern Confederacy. But a great many soldiers were dissatisfied in being compelled to enlist for 12 months, un derstanding when they came here that they were to be mustered into service for only three months. So they determined to go home, and a majority received an honorable discharge from the Captains of their respective compa nies but some did not obtain a discharge, and they were ignominiously drummed out of camp to the tune of the “Rogus March.” But still, this question of enlistment was a good excuse for a few, and only a few I am glad to say, who came here on a frolic and having found out their mistake were glad of an opportunity to back out. I am proud to say that none of our company are included in t^iis catalogue. The election for officers of the Regiment took place on Tuesday, and resulted in the election of Capt. Cleburne for Colonel, A. K. Patton Lieutenant Colonel and J. E. Glenn Major. The result gave more general satis faction than that of any election I ever wit nessed before. The troops were quiet and or derly during the day, but when it was finally known how the election went, cheer after cheer was given for the successful t^ndidates. Every man here felt the weighty responsibili ty which rested on him in the proper election of our officers. In time of peace much anxie ty is exhibited in choosing legislators to pro tect our property and interest, then how much more anxious should the troops be now in time of war, for upon the election of good officers, who are thoroughly competent to guide us safely through this coming struggle, depend not only the success of our enterprise, but our lives, property and happiness are in their hands for them to determine. Good officers are the soul of an army. This truism has been demonstrated to the world in all past ages.— Officers of inferior talent have destroyed im mense armies by their want of skill and expe. rience as well as determined the fate of Em pires in a maimer contrary to the wishes and feelings of their inhabitants. Good officers on the contrary, with but a handfull of men, have accomplished such mighty results as to make the world gaze in wonder and admira tion. Leonidas at Thermopylas is but one of the many instances oil record of this charac ter. The election to the responsible position of Major of the Regiment of Col. J. E. Glenn, caused great rejoicing among the Rector Guards, although we regretted very much the necessity of being separated from him, yet, we were proud to know that he was elevated to such a position, and was held in such estima tion by the regiment at large. His gentleman ly deportment, his skill and experience as a military man, his many virtues endearing him to the heart of every one he came in contact with, all contributed to make it a deseived and merited compliment. Our other superior officers, Cols. Cleburne and Patton have a wide reputation for their a bility and experience, and will no doubt reflect new honor on themselves in the coming clash of arms Our First Lieutenant, Colonel Glenn, hav ing been elected to Major, our 2nd. and 3rd. Lieutenants were promoted, and an election was held on Thursday for 3rd. Lieutenant, which resulted in the election of M. M. Erwin for that position. Divine service was held here last Sunday and was largely attended by the troops. We vtim iiaycscMigrs every sauoaiu in iuiure ana they will not be confined to any particular sect or denomination. A splendid flag, which it is said cost $300, was presented to the Jefferson Guards last Wednesday by a delegation of ladies from Pine Bluff. The presentation speech was made by Miss Bocage, and the flag was received on the part of the company by Captain Carlton.— The motto on the flag is ‘*fiat justitia, ruat ccelum.” Another flag was presented on Thursday evening to our Regiment by the same ladies, the presentation speech being made by Miss Lillian Rozelle of Pine Bluff. It was the fi nest effort for a lady I ever witnessed. The flag was received by Col. Cleburne. It is a beautiful flag, and on its bright folds are in scribed the appropriate motto from the ladies “Our hearts are with you.” After the presentation was over, Col. Mc Rae came forw'ard and publicly resigned his temporary appointment of Colonel command ant of this post. As you know his reputation for a speaker it is useless for me to say hpw he acquitted himself on this occasion. He was answered by Col. Cleburne in a short but appropriate speech, thanking him in the name of the Regiment for the faithful performance of the arduous duties pertaining to his post_ his care for the comfort of the men and the general conveniences which we enjoyed at Camp. The cheerful obedience which was rendered to his orders proves in what estima tion he was held here. Our commanding officers of the encamp ment are becoming more rigid every day, be cause a few here don’t know how to behave themselves, and as is always the case in civil and military life, but moie especially in mili tary life, the good often get punished for the offences of the bad. Such is the case here now for while only a few have transgressed the laws by which ?we are governed, yet, the whole camp is punished for their offence. One man received a punishment here last week that not for any earthly rouyj,^ would I have undergone, His offence sence from camp for 10 days, without a *'2 ten permission signed by the officer in of his company, and countersigned by the'rfl commandant. The punishment he r# ° was a public reprimand from Col. McR * * dress parade in presence of the 'whofV* 1 talion! The boys have named their various m by euphonious titles, among the princip,;"' : which are Buzzard Roost, Crow’s Nest T * 1 ble Bug mess and Buckhern Tavern. I Mr. H. L. Tant, of our company has h|8 n. tie son altlhg With him, a very bright, 5hr * I little fellow, who is always into devi|tt( and keeping the camp in a roar of laught," The boy* call him Cupid for short, the fuj est nickname I ever heard given to any Some of our men have left the compan and there has alto been some additions toil's since I wrote last. Those who resigned l(t21 went home are J. F. Cloud, H. Kendall,® C. McKendrie, L. H. Johnson, Wm. Peru ® P. Stubblefield, H. Thompson and T. J. yp0(J! son, all of whom obtained an honorable.^ charge from the company. Some of thwnhoV. ever may return, when they get their business affairs arranged. Besides these, sever*) off on furlough, which thins onr ranks con. siderably, leaving only 45 efficient mett Ej Poe, Wm. Locke and J. J. Wright have'letty joined the company and have linked their for. ’ tunes with us, come weal or woe. ■“ j The Border Rangers, from Searcy, Capt. D McRae, intend leaving here shortly for tb* western frontier to join the brigade of M'ljetfl Ben. McCullough. If McCullough’s whole^| brigade is made of the same material as th. Border Rangers, Montgomery’s hell hojunl.l had best say their prayers when they c me it conflict with them. | Gen. Thomas H. Bradley has been appoint. | ed Brigadier General of this brigade. ] bit,|g not learned yet what gentlemen compose hi* W staff, but when I do I’ll inform you. Our military stores are being removed on board the steamer Ohio Belle, and the pros pect is that we will leave here shortly butfor what point I do not know. We have only one sick man in the hospital, I Mr. S. Herring, and he is not dangerously ill, ’ Cov. -»-«-» What the Cabinet is Perplexed About. The Washington correspondent ofthe New York World tells the following good story: ' . “I cnnnol better exemplify the feeiinjI most prevalent here than by writing you I a few remarks to which the hum»roti! J and popular Major lien. Poore gave utter- 8 ance this morning ‘‘You see,” said he, “that this adminis tration is eng tged in deepjy momentous business. The question of reinfoicinjj Washington, and marching the Sevejjlli Regiment across the seven-by-nme Slat; | of Maryland is of no comparative impor tance. I don’t believe there is a Sevuijijt Regiment. It’s a myth. It hrfs been marching from Annapolis for four days. I’ll lell you confidentially what the Cabi net is doing. (Here the Majors voice fell to a whisper.) You see there’s e great fight over the post office iu We t Franklin, Lumber County, Maine. Joan furnished the lamps for the Wide-Awakes and Smith furnished .the oil. Jones siki of what service would the oil have been without the lamps? nut Smith very pom-1 tedly claims that the lamps were of do use without the oil. Now the Cabinet is very much perplexed. The president is study ing into the case, and' cari tell you all about it. This is what the Admihistra- 3 lion are occupied with. I think Smith will win.” --- . 9 Impertinence.—The Cincinnati En quirer is impertinent enough to ask where | Lincoln gets the powpr to call out troop* for three.years ? Why, man, don’t you know that a king does no wrong ? - Con gress will legalize ail bis usurpations— and if they have any squeamishness abbot it, are there not 50,000 bayonets around the capitol to remove all conscientious scruples ? | ,-... A Losing Game.—The Northern hold ers of the Mississippi Central' Railroad bonds did not make anything, but, on tbs contrary, it appears, were losers by arrest of Col. Walter Goodman, President of that road, in New York. He addressd the citizens of Grenada, Mis$., on the night of the 14th iust. The Rural Gen tleman says: 11 “He gave, as we learn, an interesting account of his arrest in New York as» spy, his being taken before Gen. ■ Wo*d< the overhauling of his baggage, bis l*" lease, and his return with the money he had taken with him to pay the bcfod* ®‘ his road." --—♦ -I— A cat caught a sparrow, and wi* about to devour it, when the sparrow said “No gentleman eats till be washes bu face.” The cat, struck with..this remark; the sparrow down, and began to wn sh bu ( face with his paw, but the.-sparrow away. This vexed puss extremely, 80 he said : “As long as I live I will eat first a® wash my lace afterwards," which all ®8!l( do to this day.