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DES ARC SEMI-WEEKLY CITIZEN.
$4 PER ANNUM] FRIDAY, MAY 31, ISO I. VOLUME I. NO. 7. - ___ ffiiMlwkhjCitijen. BY J. c. MORRILL. Published Tuesdays and Fridays. A YEAR-$2 FOR SIX MONTHS. INVARIABLY IN ADVANCE. RATES OF ADVERTISING: One Square, ten lines or less, fl for the first insertion, 50 cents for each one following. 3 mos. 6 mos. 1 year. 1 Square•••• ..$ 7 50 $12 $18 2 Squares.12 00 18 24 3 Squares.18 00 20 30 One-fourth Column.-20 00 25 45 One-half Column.35 00 50 65 Three-fourths Col’n--45 00 60 75 One Column.50 00 75 100 Advertisements may be renewed at anytime 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 i be charged double the above rates, and must be paid for in advance. Publications intended to advance private in terest, will be charged at the regular rates of advertising. Simple announcements of Deaths, when the facts are furnished will be published as items | of news ; but obituary notices and tributes of respect will be charged for as advertisements, [ at half the usual rates. KST Announcing candidates for State and District maces, *>/; v ouncy unices, 1 own ship, offices $3, invariably in advance. Calls on persons to become candidates are charged at the usual rates, except when pet sous making the calls are subscribers to our paper. Payment in advance. Political circulars charged as adver tisements. (£5^” Advertisements not ordered for a spe cified time, will be inserted till forbidden, and charged for accordingly. (jgp-All advertising to be paid for quarterly. Job Office f _ AVING secured the services of a supe rior JOB PRINTER, the Citizen Office is prepared te accom modate its customers P jit OMPTLY. CARDS, BILL HEADS, handbills, CIRCULARS, Etc., printed in the neatest style. n&ng&a* We have an excellent stock of Blanks on hand consisting in part of DEEDS OF CONVEYANCE; QUIT CLAIM DEEDS; SHERIFF’S TAX DEEDS— ithc 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 face of the paper free from indention by the type. Our old customers are solicited to send us their work. Those who have not I tried us are requested to give us a call. OUR WORK is well done, and our rates of charges as L.OW as the LOWEST. (13^* 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. mrl3tf MEMPHIS 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 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. The Ladies all think they can get rather BETTER BARGAINS —AT— MERRI MAN’S THAN AT ANY OTHER PEACE. J. E. MERRIMAN & CO., No. 253.Main Street.No. 253 MEMPHIS, TENN. Oc.t. 10. OITIC t ipii.vtii: th r«.in — IN — M E M' P HIS. Stock More Extensive than ever, -AND Equal to any in the Union ! Our leading articles are DIAMONDS, JEWELRY, WATCHES, SILVER-WARE, 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., NO. 1) Clark’s Marble Block, MEMPHIS.TENN. .Tan. 2, 1861. [6in IMPROVElTPROPERTY on REE NA VISTA STREET FOR SAFE. THE East half of LOT No 6, Block 25, on Buena Vista street, in Des Arc, is offered for sale on reasonable terms. The building v\as formerly occupied by J. W. Wallace, as a Family Grocery. The location is one ot the best in town. For terms, &c., apply to jan 18—tf] J- C. MORRILL. 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, Siin 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 tors, a plurality of votes cast shall be necessary to elect. Vacancies may be filled at any meeting of the Society. ARTICLE III. § 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 ot' 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 Househi^d 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 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 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 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 with the Con stitution. article xi. I § 1. Any person may become a member or this Society for one year by paying into the treasury tile 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, 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 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. ' mvm »WIWUiail. — [From the Lexington (Mo.) Epositor. That Avalanche of Northern Soldiers. The Chinese and the Yankees, says the Richmond Enquirer, are exceedingly alike and we have always thought that they were much more nearly related than the Japanese and the almond-eyed people of the flowery kingdom. When a Chinese prepares for war— measuring his enemies courage by his own — he attempts to work upon his fear. He puts on a hideous mask, arms himself with a huge shield, upon which he paints some unearthly monster; and, when thus ac coutred, he goes forth in a C(|ld sweat to meet the enemy. As soon as he beholds his adversary, he utters a fearful roar,! broadsides his shield, and if he does not at once lake to his heels, John Chinaman always does. The wars of New England have always been conducted upon the Chinese plan.— To hear their orators and read their news papers, one would suppose that he was looking at a Chinaman, clothed with all the pomp and circumstances of mask, shield, and stink pot. The yankee orators are only equalled by the yankee editors in deeds of valor. Let war be breathed, and they first swear to a man that they are ready and anxious to exterminate cre ation, whilst the latter, not content, like Alexander, to sigh for more worlds to conquer, threaten to destroy the laws of gravity, and lay violent hands upon the whole planetary system. Yet, the war mandarins are all members of the pence society, and would no more think of resen ting a blow on the cheek, the seduction of a wife, or the dishonor of a daughter, than iIipv would nf flvintr. We have not for gotten how all Massachusetts collected in Boston when Anthony Burns was to be de livered to his Virginia master, and swore that it should not be done. A single file of soldiers, however, marched the fugitive from Stale street to the lower end of Long Wharf, through miles of streets, packed with valorous fanatics, who did nothing but sing old puritan hymns with a most hid eous and barbarous disregard to metre. Since the capture of Fort Sumpter, the people of ihe free Slates generally, and the New Englanders in particular, have been gojng through one of their peculiar war dances. Their menaces and threats are terrible, but their acts thus far have been like those deeds of valor performed by that fleet in command of Yankee cap tain which was sent expressly to reinforce Fort Sumpter, and remained at a safe dis tance from the scene of combat, without fir ing a gun. Nothing can be more ludicrous, looking to the character of the people, than the tre mendous offers of men and money by New England. Does anybody believe that New Eng land will invade the South, at this season with anything hut a cargo of ice or Con necticut notions? If he does, he is poorly read in the history of his country. The mo.'t striking peculiarity of the New Eng lander is his aversion to fighting outside of Ins own State. They never have done it and they never will. The war of 1812 tested that matter. It was fought for the protection of yankee commerce, and yet die governors of the New England States, yielding to the wishes of the people of those States, contended that the govern ment had no right to force the militia of a State to leave it. The New England sol Jiery never have, and never will, attempt even the winning of victories upon South ern soil. There was a time during the revolution, when the South having stripped herself of men and money to aid the North, asked, but asked in vain, that a few yankee sol diers would come South, to replace the thousands upon thousands of Southern lives, cheerfully laid down in defending New England. But none came—none what ever. During the winter and spring of 1781, Virginia found hergelf suddenly invaded by a hostile armament. When her maga zines, her arsenals,her coffers and her mil itary stations were empty—all having been expended to defend the Northern States —Virginia, naked and unsupported; was ravaged by Cornwallis, from the south, and Arnold and Phillips, from the north. The tide of battle had rolled south, and the opportunity was a good one for Yankee soldiers to have tried their hands at "fight ing at the South.” They refused to help them then, and stood off, as cowardly as lid Abe Lincoln’s fleet when the shelling of the fort which they had been sent to de fend, was going on within two miles of them. Even the Virginia Legislature of that day upbraided the New England sol diery for refusing to come South. Thus spoke Virginians of yankee courage and fidelity. We quote from the remon strance of the Virginia Legislature of 1781 : "Ere the war began, we heard the cries of our brethren at Boston, and paid the tax due to distress. We accompanied our Northern allies during almost every pro gressive stride it made where danger seemed to solicit our ardor. We bled with them at Quebec, at Boston, at Har lem, at White Plains, at Fort Washing ion, at Brandywine, at Germantown, at Mud Island, at White Marsh, at Sarato ga, at Monmouth and at Stony Point. We almost stood alone at Trenton and Prince ton, and during the winter campaign which followed. But when,” adds the Legislature, “tee come to look for our JVorthern allies, after we had thus ex hausted our powers in their defense, they were not to be found. We felt that they were absent at Stono, at Savannah, at Charleston, at Monk’s corner, at Buford's defeat, nt Eanneau’s Ferry, at Camden, at King’s Mountain, at Cowpens and at Georgetown.” The Yankee soldiery were “absent” from every Southern bat tle field when their services were needed. The fears of the timid may make this idea of the North’s invading the South a lion in our path, but it is a lion like that which frightened Bottom, in “Midsummer N.ght’s dream.” A yankee invasion of the Southern States ! Connecticut, Mas sachusetts, Vermont and Company, spreading terror and dismay in Georgia, Mississippi and Alabama! What an idea ! If there were no men to fight such invaders, the climate for the next seven months would put them to rout. Think of what enemies that vast family of South ern fevers alone would be, if once let loose among an army of onion-raisers from Con necticut, hay-makers from Vermont, pumpkin-growers from New Hampshire, and clam-catchers from Rhode Island.— A lively spectacle they would present, if * “yellow jack,” “break bone,” “intermit tent,” “bilious,” “congestive,” “swamp,” and a score of other fevers were to seize them. They would be smitten worse than the Assyrians ever were. The fate of the Amalekiles would be mild compared with that of an invading army ofyankees, : c . i _ ___ * 4i, „ II 1.11 V/J IU I CUIUI k^vuvu III IIIU spring, summer, or fall months. Jeff. Davis’ army might stand quiet and let the yankees and the fevers have a fair fight. Let any man travel by land or water from New Orleans to New York, a few days after the family of Southern fevers have commenced their spring, summer and fall campaigns, and watch the migra tory herds and flocks of unacc-Iimated Yankees who dash northward pallid with terror, and say that he is afraid of an in vading army of Yankees. The climate of the Southern Confeder acy protects it, if there were not hundreds of thousands of brave men there, trained from boyhood to old age to wigld with deadly accuracy the rifle, the Colt, the Bowie knife, and the musket—men not enervated by inactive lives, nor made cow ardly by trade, but men so thoroughly ed ucated in the art of killing, that the South ern militia during the Mexican war was cooler in battle than the trained mercena ry. When Jeff. Davis leads his lines to battle, fighting on their own soil, and fired with a sense of the accumulated wrongs of half a century, God save the invading army from New England which oppose them ! We care not how much the odds— they may be as great as was that of Persia against Sparta—but when a Southern ar my first comes in sight on one of the bright savannahs of the Cotton States, of a Yankee army, there will be one pause, then a fierce yell of rage, a furious charge and a wild flight of affrighted yankees. -^ t » The Telegraph. Congress has passed an act authorizing the President to tak^ such control of the telegraph lines and offices in the Confed eracy, as will enable him effectually to supervise the communications passing through the same, to the end that the suc cess of our military operations be not en dangered, the cause of the Confederacy not injured, and aid and comfort not giv en to our enemies. The following sec tions of the bill are sufficient for a full un derstanding of its provisious: Sec. 2. The President shall appoint trustworthy agents in such offices, and at such points on the various lines as he may think fit, whose duty it shall be to super vise all communications sent or passing through said lines, and to prevent the transmission of any communications deem ed to be detrimental to the public service. Sec. 3. In case the owners and man agers of said lines shall refuse to permit such suspension, or shall fail or refuse to keep up and continue the business on said lines, the President is hereby empowered to take possession of the same for the pur poses aforesaid. Sec. 9 That no communication in cy pher, nor enigmatical, or other doubtful communication, shall be transmitted, un less the person sending the same shall be known by the agent of the Government to be trustworthy, nor until the real purport af such communication shall be explained Lo such agent. Section 10 imposes a penalty of not less than $500, and imprisonment for not less than one year, for a violation of the pro visions of the act.. A hundred ladies of Jackson, Penn., have offered their services to the Southern army, to take care of the sick, ind wounded.