Newspaper Page Text
JUNE 11, 1SG1: VOLUME I. NO. 10. I #mi-‘ lien. by J. c. MORRILL. I PUBLISHED TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS. A YEAR—$2 FOR SIX MONTHS. invariably in advance. RATES OF ADVERTISING: One Square, ten lines or less. ?l for the first insertion, 50 cents for each one following. 3 mos. 6 mos. 1 year. 1 Scinare.. * $ 7 50 $12 $18 i*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’u--45 00 60 i5 One Column.. 00 75 100 Advertisements may be renewed at anytime l,v 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 ■ fluents. Personal advertisements, if admissable, will ■ lie charged double the above rates, and must ■ be paid for in advance. H Publications intended to advance private in ■ tcrest, will be charged at the regular rates of ■ advertising. Simnle 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. Announcing candidates for State and District offices, $7; County offices, $5; Town ship. offices S3, invariably in advance. •;§r Calls on persons to become candidates are charged at the usual rates, except when goo sons making the calls are subscribers to our paper. Payment in advance. Political circulars charged as adver tisements. i"^t” Advertisements not ordered for a “pe rilled time, will be inserted till forbidden, and charged for accordingly. i^r A11 advertising to be paid for quarterly. < Having secured the services of a supe rior JOB PRINTER, the Citizen Ofkick is prepared le accom modate ils customers WITH EVERY DESCRIPTION OF I»]Jl OMPTLY. I CARDS , BILL MEADS, 1 HANDBILLS, CIRCULARS, Etc., printed in the neatest style. We have an excellent stock of Blauks on hand consisting in part of DEEDS OF CONVEYANCE; QUIT CLAIM DEEDS; SHERIFF’S TAX DEEDS— ‘the best form in the State. — JlLSO— 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. (jgg*’ 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 LOW as the LOWEST. (£5?” 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 Omct. 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 GUNS AND RIFLES, Together with all kinds of HUNTING INSTRUMENTS, they have ever exhibited in MEMPHIS. Where do you Buy your SILVER-WARE, — YOUR— Tabic Cutlery l CASTORS. —AND— CLOCKS! Wife bought them at 253 Main Street. The Ladies ail think they can get rather BETTER BARGAINS — AT— MERRII AN’S THAN AT ANY O I'IIFIt PLACE. J. E. MERRIMAN & CO., No. 253... .vMain Street.No. WZT MEMPHIS, TENN. Oct. 10. OTTTL T WE JY TIE T SB YE.B 11 M E M P II I S. Stock more Extensive Ilian 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 WOKK Done in the best manner, and with DESPATCH! F. H. CLARK & CO., NO. 1, Clark’s Marble Block, MEMPHIS.TENN. .Tan. 2, 1861. [6in IMPROI ED PROPERTY ON BUE 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 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. CONSTITUTION OF T H E PR AIRIE COUNTY AG RICULTUR AL 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, Sim Horne, B. B. Allen, J. C. Davie, B. M Barnes, D. P. Black. A. Ragland, R. Mc lver, A. F. McCain, D. VV. Munroe, C. D. Taylor. Building Committee.—D. P. Black, A. 0. 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 nr. § 1. The President. Vice President, Secre tary. Treasurer and Directors, .shall compose a Rniirit nf Maiiasrers. a rnaioiitv 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 of Agriculture, Horticulture, the Mechanic 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 hi.-' absence. ATTICI.E 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 Boardof Mana gers, and to perform such other appropriate duties as may be assigned him by the Society or its Boas d 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. § l. It shall be the duty of the Treasurer to receive'all monies and property due the So cietv 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 Muuageis 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. § 1. Any person may become a member of this Society for one year by paying into the treasury tlie sum of SI, 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 $i 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 Manageis. 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 ar'icle 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 oi before the annual meeting in March will be considered as donations to the Society. 8. Copetition on all articles open to the State. Infernal Scheme to Poison the State Volunteers at Jefferson City. The Examiner gives the following de tails of this diabolical attempt at wholesale murder, which has been briefly referred to in our colums : A negro woman who resides in the vi cinity of the bakery at which the bread for the volunteers at Jefferson City is baked, informed some of our citizens that a cer tain white man living here, had made pro posals to her to poison the troops by pla cing arsenic in the flour of which the bread is baked, stating to her as an in ducement that Frank Blair would then come here and set all the negroes free. A plan was at once set to catch the gentleman, with such evidence ns would convict him. The woman was told to make an appointment to - meet him again that night, which she did, and when the hour arrived, a Dumber of our most respec table citizens were so placed around the house, as to overhear what was said with in. The man conversed freely with the woman, stating his,whole plan and object. He said he had been disappointed that day in getting the poison from St. Louis, but that a man would certainly be up the next day with it. When she demurred to the plct as too dangerous, he argued with her to show how easy it could be done without detec tion, her vicinity and access to the bakery giving her ample opportunity of putting poison into the flour without being known. Having heard sufficient evidence to insure his conviction, the house was entered and the scoundrel secured. Ho proved to be a man named Amos Cope, who hu£ been IIJ 111 IO Vj iwi OUI1IV UIUIJIIJU. * * V vuitiv here with his family, Iasi winter, from Kansas, in destitute circumstances, and has been employed since then as a labor er, his wife taking in washing to aid in their support. He was a member of the Home Guard, recently formed, and is said to have been useful and efficient. He has been supposed to be a quiet inoffensive man, and is generally regarded in this matter as the hired tool of more designing miscreants. Of course, when the discovery of the diabolical plot was made known, the troops here were greatly exasperated, and were with difficulty restrained from a summary execution of the miserable wretch. But fortunately belter counsels prevailed, and the law will be allowed to take its course. The man is now in jail and strongly guar ded. There can be no doubt of his con viction, as the evidence against him is pos itive and overwhelming. --— Senator Hunter, of Virginia, in a speech in Congress about a year ago, es timated the annual exports of the slave Slates at two hundred millions of dollars; freights paid to Northern vessels on these exports, fourteen millions; freight paid to Northern vessels on return cargoes, seven millions; freights paid same in the coast ing trade, twenty millions ; manufactures by the North consumed by the South an nually, four hundred and eighty millions of dollars! He then shows that— Ala moderate estimate, between three and four millions of the people of the Norlh-ea.-tern States owe their subsist ence entirely to the commerce of the South, • n i*i.l 111 1 I J . _ L)Ul lor WlJIUIl nicy WUUIU uc tumpcucu starve or emigrate. He shows almost that seven millions of the inhabitants of the Northwestern Slates are also supported by the market for their products afforded by the South, and that the money paid by the Northeastern States for the products of the Northwestern States is obtained mainly from the South; and he thus shows that a large portion of the population of the Northeastern and Northwestern States is sustained by slave labor. Mr. Hunter then proceeds to show that the operation of protective tariff’s, and even tariffs for revenue, have thrown the burden of the Government, unequally upon the agricul tural States of the South, who, being the chief consumers of the protected articles, have paid the increased price into the pockets of the Northern producers.” It is to compel us to continue this trib ute to the elid of time that the North pours down its hordes. -- g@“Two months drilling of new troops is considered, in France, long enough to bring them into great precision of move ment. g@** In addition to the list of 214 vol unteer companies in Georgia to be found in our paper, there have been forty-nine companies formed, and to which commis sions have been issued by the Governor, within the last thirty days, making 263 companies ready for the field—a force noi less than 18,000 vigorous men, now anx iously awaiting orders to strike the com mon foe. There can be 50,000 more rais ed in less than a month, should the exigen cies of the service Demand this contribution from Georgia.—[Milledgeville Recorder, 0=” The Texans have seized the coast survey steamer Twilight, at Aransas. The N. Y. Post decares that “there is a great deal of secession materi al in New Jersey,” and advises its friends to “mark the traitors.”# KSaF" The London Standard aptly char acterizes all the private armed vessels that Lincoln is employing to enforce his blockade, as “privateers.” This fs excel lent. They are privateers, and no such blockade, the Standard says, will be re garded ! There are still two southerners on the bench of the United Slates Su preme Court, both from seceded Stales— Hon. James M. Wayne, of Georgia, and Hon. James Catron, of Tennessee. The capitol building was to be cleared of troops by the 1st of June, and the work of renovation commenced, in preparation for the extra session of Congress. The farmers of Ohio are putting in seed of the Chinese sugar cane, for the purpose of having a supply of molasses and sugar independent of the south. The Way Texas Rangers Siioot.— A Charleston correspondent of the Rich mond Dispatch furnishes the following interesting item for the Northern merce naries : A friend of mine, an officer of high rank in the army of the Confederate States, iiiot rotnrnprl from Monlnnmerv. and says that while there, some twenty of these Rangers exhibited the following feat: A loaded revolver pistol was thrown upon the ground ; The Ranger puls his horse up to full speed, and as he passes picks it up without slackening speed; throw him self, “a la Camanche,” on the side of the horse opposite to his enemy,, being invisi ble to him, and under the horse’s neck, fires each barrel of his pistol successively in the direction of the enemy. Will they not make the dandy troops of Broadway, the Wilson shoulder hitlers, etc., open their eyes. The steamer Persia arrived at New York on the 21st. By this vessel the Federal Government expected to re ceive from Europe a large amount of war freight. It was not, however, shipped, because the agents on the other side con sidered it would vitiate the insurance, and they wish to keep in a neutral position. It is stated that President Davis, in his recent visit to Pensacola, was sur prised and delighted at the admirable con dition of the army, and complimented Gen. Bragg and his staff in the highest terms for the energy, tact and vigor which they have displayed in organizing and disci plining the large force concentrated at that point. A Sout hern Fleet.—Our Cairo cor respondent yesterday informed us that the fJnvHmment was in the market for boats nt that place, and that half a dozen were wanted. The City of Louisiana has been taken up here, in addition to others, and rumor has it that at least thirty will be chartered or purchased. What use is to be made of them—whither they are going —if South, for what purpose—whether to take Memphis, or New Orleans, and thus open the way to the Gulf—are questions which exercise those who make themselves busy about such things.—St. Louis Repub lican, 26 th. Fiiance and the South.—The Paris correspondent of the London Chronicle, writes on the 1st of May, says: In consequence of the gravity of the po litical situation in the Southern part of the United States, the Government is, I am informed, about to send them an eminent diplomatist, to observe and report on what may there occur. A correspondent of the Richmond Dispatch says that the Virginia cavalry company taken prisoners at Alexandria, were handcuffed, sent to Washington on a boat, and marched through the streets of that city. When it is considered that five thousand men succeeded in capturing for ty-five, the magnanimity of.this treatment will be apparent. The Lake Providence (La.) Her ald says, Capt. McIntosh, commander of the U.'S. Arsenal at Fort Smith at the time of its late surrender to the Arkansi ans, was in Lake Providence a few days ago and that, having resigned his commis sion in the “Old Concern,” goes to join the Confederate army.