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I - Having secured the services of a supe rior JOB PRINTER, the Citizen Office is prepared te accom modate its customers WITH EVERY DESCRIPTION OF I*]EJ (HIP T h Y . CARDS, BILL HEADS, HANDBILLS, CIRCULARS, Etc., printed in the neatest style. We have an excellent stock of Blanks on hand consisting in part of DEEDS OF CONVEYANCE; QUIT 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 faceaif 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 rotes of charges as LOW as the LOWEST. Over six years’ experience in the Printing Busiues at I>es Arc, enables us to know and appreciate the wants of the public, Send your Job Work to. and buy your Blanks gt the Citizen Office. mrl3tf MEMPHIS ADVERTISEMENTS. J. E. IttERRIMAN & 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 <lo you Buy your SILVER-WARE, — YOUR— Table Cutlery ! CASTORS. —u— CLOCKS! Wife bought them at 253 Main Street. The Ladies all think they can get rather BETTER BARGAINS — AT— MERRIMAN’S THAN AT ANY Ol lini PEACE. J. E. ME R RIM AN & CO., No. 253.Main Street.No. 253 MEMPHIS, TENN. Oct. 10. OXT3Ft T WE.VTIE Til YE *3 It — IN— M E M P HIS. Stock More Extensive titan ever, -AND— Equal to any in the Union ! Dur 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.manr.er, and with DESPATCH! F. H. CLARK & CO., VO. 1, Clark’s Marble Block, MEMPHIS.TENN. Jan. 2, 1861. [6m IMPRO? ED PROPERTY ON BUE NA VISTA STREET FOR SALE. THE East half of LOT No 6, Block 25, on Buena Vista street, in i)es Arc, is offered for sale on reasonable terms. The building was formerly occupied by J. W. Wallace, as a Family Grocery. The location is one of the best in town. For terms, Ac., apply to jan 18—tf] J- C. MORRILL. ARKANSAS OFFICIALS. EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT. Henry M. Rector, Governor. William R. Miller, Auditor Public Accounts. John I. Stirman, Secretary of State. Oliver Basham, State Treasurer, J. F. Ritchie, Land Attorney and S-Collector. John M. Harrell, Solicitor (General. JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT. Supreme Court. E. H. English, Chief Justice. F. W. Corn'S[I Associate Justices. J. I,. Hollowell, Attorney General. Luke E. Barber, Clerk and Reporter. Federal Couit. David Pingo, Judge. Eastern District. ---, District Attorney. J. G. Halliburton. Marshal. Richard Searcy, Clerk. Western District. Granville Wilcox, District Attorney. James M. Brown, Marshal, John B. Ogden, Clerk. Chancery Court at Little Rock. U. M. Rose, Chancellor. Gorden N. Peay, Clerk and Receiver. AN ORDINANCE Prescribing an Oath to be taken by all Military and Civil Officers in the ser vice of this State, and for other pur poses. Section 1. Be it ordained by the peo ple of the Stale of Arkansas in Conven assembled, That all the military and civil 'officers now in the service of this State? or who may, hereafter, be elected or ap pointed to any office in this State, before they shall further proceed to, or shall, hereafter enter upon, the discharge of the functions of their said officers, be required to take and subscribe the following oath or affirmation: I,-—, do solemnly swear, (or affirm,) that I will support the constitution of this State and all the ordinances adopt ed by the convention of the people of the Slate of Arkansas, and I furthermore, do solemnly swear (or affirm,) that I will support the constitution of the provisional government of die Confederate States of America, and I da also further solemnly swear, (or affirm,) tliat I will faithful and true allegiance bear to the Slate of Arkan sas and to the Confederate Slates of Amer ica, while I am a citizen thereof. Sec, 2. Be it further ordained, That the members of the Genera! Assembly of this Stale shall take the above oath, or affirmation, before they shall proceed to exercise the functions of legislation, to be administered to them m the manner now prescribed by law. Sec. 3. Be it further ordained, That all the officers, civil and military, now in office in this State, shall report themselves to the clerks of the county court of their respective counties within sixty days after the adoption of this ordinance, and shall, take the oath, or affirmation above pre scribed, orally; and it is hereby made the duty of such clerks throughout the State to ifsue notice to all such officers as fail to appear and take such oath within sixty days, and if any such officer should fail to uppear and take the oath aforesaid within ten days after service of such notice, it is hereby made the duty of such clerks to report names of any and all delinquents to the Governor, who shall, forthwith, de clare the office of such delinquent to be vacant, and forthwith proceed to require such vacancies to be filled by election or appointment, in accordance with the laws now in force. oec. ‘i. ne u junn.tr oraainea, mat the several clerks of the county courts throughout this State, now in office, shall lake the above prescribed oath, or affirma tion, before the Judge of the county court of their respective counties, or some per son authorized to administer oaths, whose duty it shall be to report any delinquency that may occur in the manner prescribed in the third section of this ordinance, and the Governor shall proceed in such cases, as in said section he is directed, to have such offices filled by an election for that purpose, according to existing laws. Sec. 5. Be it further ordained, That all officers, civil and military, hereafter to be elected, or appointed, shall be required to take or subscribe the above oath, or affirmation, to be indorsed on their com missions, and when so indorsed the same slrall be subscribed by the officer whose commission it is, and be sworn to before some officer authorized by law to admin ister an oath. Sec. 6. Be it further ordained, That any commissioned military officer, who may have taken the above oath, or affir mation, may administer the same to any other commissioned military officer who may not have taken the same. Sec. 7. Be it further ordained, That the Governor, members of the military board, auditor, treasurer, secretary of state, and Judges of the supreme court be, and they are, hereby, required to appear be fore this convention, in open session, at or before the hour of 11 o’elock, a. m. of Thursday, the 23d inst., and take the oath prescribed by this ordinance, to be admin istered by the President of this Conven tion. Sec. 8. He it further ordawel, Thai after the constitution of the permanent government of the Confederate Stales of America is adopted, or ratified by this convention, or the people of this State, by a direct vote for that purpose, tlu-n the oath, or affirmation, above prescribed, shall be administered so as to embrace and in clude the constitution of such permanent government instead ol the constitution of the provisional government as now re quired. -*-»-♦. An Ordinance Concerning Sales by Sheriffs or Constables for the Collection of Debts. Be it Ordained by the People of Arkan sas in Convention Assembled, That all sales by sheriffs or constables for the col lection of debts are hereby suspended un til the further action of this convention in relation thereto. Be it further ordained, That all bonds for the delivery of property levied upon by execution shall be returnable in accordance with, and in all things be subject to the laws.now in force. Be it further ordained, That this ordi nance shall be published in the Little Rock True Democrat and Gazette, and take ef fect from and after its passage. Adopted May 20th, 1861. -*.#♦• FLAG PRESENTATION. For the Des Arc Citizen.] Hickory Pi.ain, Ark.. ) May 20, 1861. $ Mr. Editor:—Feeling a deep inter est in the promotion and advancement of the glorious cause in which we are now engaged—fighting for principles, and not for Empire—we can boast of the patri • r. ' i • 1 _ , .1 . uuc yui which waa jjicocincu iu uo uu Saturday last by the ladies of this place, with the following address by Miss Pirlie Birmingham : Dear Friends:—The honor has been conferred upon me to present to the vol unteers, of Hickory Plain, a flag made by the hands of those, who are ever ready to advocate for their country. I feel a con scious pride in saying to those brave and patriotic volunteers, that we too have been aroused by the thundering cannon, which told us that our sunny South was invaded by a Northern foe. We know that the eyes of the world are directed to this colos sal Republic, which has attained ils pre sent vast proportion in such a short space of time. And many are predicting its downfall, and that its decline will be as rapid as its rise. Now, it rests with you my countrymen to decide whether it shall remain the wonder and admiration of un born millions, or whether it soon shall be said of her, as of Greece and Rome, her glory has departed. No, we will never fear, for it is man’s province to guide the Ship of State and develop the resource of our country. Though dark clouds are lowering over our Ship of Slate, threaten ing destruction, yet thanks to the patriot ism of the noble sons of Arkansas, we will soon see her weathering the storm and riding safely from under the cloud. Then, again can we acclaim, glorious laud of our nativity, we feel it a blessed privilege to have been born beneath thy skies, and to inhail thy freedom perfumed breezes. Now, if it-be needful, that you should be called to the field of battle ; may it be the will of the all-wise Creator, that you may return to those you bold most dear, crown ed with laurels, and bearing in your hands the vvtnte banner ol peace ana joy, ana thankfulness will forever abound in the hearts of your country-women, for those great and noble deeds, and gratitude will embalm your memories with the richest blessings. May you be soldiers for imi tation, may there be no false or factious spirit among your noble and devoted band. May your names come down to us among the brightest, that history, or song has ever linked with immortality. Which was received by our Orderly Sergeant, P. J. Williams, with the fol lowing reply : Ladies and Gentlemen:—We now find our condition widelyjiifferent from what it once was : Yes, we have been a peaceful and happy people, united by that tie which binds a nation together. But now our land is full of confusion and death. The gorgeous ruffians of the North are endeavoring to force into submission, leaving us no alternative but submission or death. But, we will march our Elysian bands to quell the difficulties which are portending m a tornado, and will undoubt edly terminate in behalf of this glorious Emblem, that it may radicate itself upon the hill of honor, there to wave -through ages to come. And if the time shou'd ever come when this banner shall be trod den under foot, or that we should hear the clanking of their chains, or that they should point their emaciate finger of scorn at us, and say that it was our cowardice that brought us to such a condition. May Heaven forbid that iny eyes should ever behold such a scene. Ladies, wo now accept this banner, sup- j posiDg it to be the Emblem of your hearts, I hs well as your country. We will make it our guide and protector, even amidst tl.e convulsions, disasters and calamities of whatever kind may befall us whilst in de fence of our country. It shall be a monu ment reared in our beans, like unto that of Homer’s, which was erected in an age almost unknown, or has withstood all modern efforts until this day. We expect by such patriotic hearts to withstand all the assaults, which time and skill may bring upon us by the black hearted Abo litionist of the North. That it may tower all such ; and the cloud of war shall hang dark and lowering over our heads, it will shine as bright to us as the sun that now gilds yon field ; we will rejoice under its lovely beams, ere imagination calls us back to think of the delicate hands and lovely smiles that mingled with its beauti ful colors whilst being made ; it will swell our hearts with joy and fill our tongues with praise. And if the time should ever come when this dark cloud of war should burst upon this beautiful Southern part of the old United Stales, when consternation should have seized the hearts of this band, and desolated battles should be burying us in blood upon the field of battle. Then, when its glittering portals would open, it would be like the dayspring from on high, descending to light upon the brow of our Captain, there to stamp the freedom seal of omnipotence. We view the constella tion ; we see how it flames with inextin guishable stars. We see that it is com posed of the same material that General Washington’s was; that it.1’3 hoisted for the same cause, only ,it more glorious one. We need nouierainti you of the glorious scenes in which the ladies participated dur ing the revolutionary war. The‘history of your country will demonstrate that--to you. Ladies, we are now^iappv to an nuuuutJ iu yuu, ujiu.,w« reuejye vuis tin stained banner, the fairest oT'tbe fair, and whenever the tocsin of our country shall be lung to call us,to slop the raging foe that may be endeavoring to penetrate our country, we will stand by it, though it may be torn asunder by the thundering shot of the enemy ; we will guarantee unto you that it shall wave as long as there is one remnant, and when that sun shall have gone down behind the Western horizon, darkness reigning around us, it shall be our canopy and chandelier; we will hoist it for the world to behold and announce it as being the flag of the brave, that it is a crown of streamiug gold that now deco rates the hearts of all true Southern peo ple. We know ladies, that some of you have husbands, fathers and brothers^ that will have to participate in the ravages and horrors of this war, which is now threat ening us. You may learn that those eyes which once beamed with true sentiments are closed in death; you may learn that those lips, the ruby harbinger of joy, are pale and cold in death. But we are aware, that your hearts, are not strangers to scenes like these. But on the other hand, will it not be consoling and dear, and by far more dearer to you to know that they died with the golden laurels, which encircles the head of the warrior, than to see them die with the garlands which adorns the brow of the traitor. Then Ladies, it is a duty obligatory upon your part to use that influ ence you have over then, and whenever their country calls them, admonish them to appeal to arms in defence of the same. We frankly confess, that we have not lan guage sufficient to return the compensa tion due you for your kind and patriotic generosity, but will endeavor to return it while upon the battle field. R. -- gSir* The military plans of President Davis are but partially disclosed to the Congress itself. He has unbounded con fidence in Gen’s. Lee, Beauregard, and Bragg, and these gentlemen alone know his ultimate purposes and plans. ggP The failures and suspensions re ported in all the States during the four months ending the 30th April, were 709! Of these 205 were in the New England States; 200 in New York city and State; 125 in Pennsylvania and the northwestern Abolition States; 4 in California; 68 in the four slava States not yet seceded, and 27 in the Confederate States. The Confederate states are sup plied with commisary stores to support an army of 160,000 men for six months, In less than half that time our own crops of breadstuff's will have matured. We have arms, too, and ammunition for a three years’ war. Long before the expiration of that time we shall have learned how to make our own guns, powder and ball. gfeaF3* Some of the abolitionists at Lou isville, had the insolence to hoist flags at half mast, as a manifestation of their grief for the death of the ruffian, Ellsworth. President Davis arrived in Rich mond on the 26th ult. His presence there will give reuevved zeal to the valor of our soldiery.