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||fInt4#frfcli}€itimi. I I Ry C. MORRILL. 4 \r:msm TU.^DAY8 and FRIDAYS. II I*iTYEAR-$2 F0R BIX MONTHS. i Ip* * lNyA»IABLY IN ADVANCE. i I ^^FFeFoFADVERTISING: ' I One Sq'i»re>ten ,ines or le?s‘ f 1 for tbc flrst l I . Hon. 50 cents for each one following. I ,ll,er 3 mos. 6 mos. 1 year. ■ .12 00 18 24 .18 00 20 30 1 ‘ rrh Column..20 00 25 45 ■Kf Column.35 00 50 65 1? fourths Col’n-.45 0.) 60 75 p (j„e Column.50 00 75 100 I ijvertisements may be renewed at any time ■ . / jyjng for composition, $1 per 1000 cms. i -yj,played advertisements charged for the K jpace occupied. >| Transient advertisements, one square (10 ■ lines or less) for the first insertion, $1 ; Each I subsequent insertion, 50 cts. 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Payment in advance. ijyPolitical circulars charged as adver I tisemeuts. igr , dvertisements not ordered for a spc- i rilied time, will be inserted till foibidden, and charged for accordingly. ij^TAIl advertising to be paid for quarterly. IlrcmzIrS Job Office! Having secured the services of a supe rior JOB PRINTER, the Citixkm Orwct is prepared te accom modate its customers WITH EVERY DESCRIPTION OF CARDS, HIRE HEADS, IE\ND HI EES, CIRCULARS, Etc., printed in the neatest style. have r-b 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, whick renders the face of the paper free from indention by the type. Gy Our old customers are solicited to send no their work. Those who have not tried us are requested to give us a call. OUR WORK i9 well done, and our rates «f charges asX-OW as the LOWEST. £y Over six years’ experience in the | Printing Sssines at Des Arc, enables us to know and appreciate the wants of the public. Send yenr J«b Work to, and buy vour BEiiIm tftt*he Citizen Ot rcct. mrl3tf i MEMPHIS ADVERTISEMENTS. J. E. MERRIMAN & CO. *° 253, MAIN-STREET. I 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 lluy your SILVER. W ARE, — YOUR— Table Cutlery ! CASTORS. —AND— Wife bought them at 253 Main Street. The Ladies all think they can get rather BETTER BARGAINS — AT— MERRI MAN’S; THAN AT 4NT OTHER PEACE. - I J. E. MERRI MAN & CO., No. 253.Main Street.No. 253. MEMPHIS, TENN. Oet. 10. otm T IVE.YTIE TIM YEAR M E M P HIS. Stock More Extensive than ever, -AND Equal to auy in the Union ! Our leading articles are DIAMONDS, JEWELRY, WATCHES, SILVER-WARE, -I..dU 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., \0. 1, Clark’s Marble Block, MEMPHIS.TENX. .Tan. 2. 1861. [6m____ (ipROf ED PROPERTY OX BEE NA VISTA STREET FOR SAEE. THE East half of LOT No 6, Block 25, on Buena Vista street, in Des Arc, is offered fo sale on reasonable terms. The building w, formerly occupied by J. W. Wallace, as Family Grocery. The location is one of th best in town, jan IS—tf] CONFEDRACY OFFICIALS. PRB8IDKNT : JEFFERSON DAVIS, of Mississippi. vice president: ALEXANDER H. STEPHENS, of Georgia. cabinet: Robt. Toombs, of Ga., Secretary of State. C. C. Memminger. of S. C., Sec. of Treasury. L. P. Walker, of Ala., Secretary of War. J. H. Reagan, of Texas, Postmaster-Gen’1. J. P. Benjamin, of La., Attorney-General. Howell Cobb, of Ga., President of Congress. J. J. Hooper, of Ala., Secretary of Congress. ARKANSAS OFFICIALS. EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT. Henry M. Rector, Governor. William R. Miller, Auditor Public Accounts. John I. Stirman, Secretary of State. Oliver Basham, State Treasurer. .T. F. Ritchie, Land Attorney and S. Collector. John M. Harrell, Solicitor tieneral. JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT. Supreme Court. E. H. English. Chief Justice. F. W. Compton’ Associate Justices. J. L. Hollowell, Attorney General. Luke E. Barber, Clerk and Reporter. Federal Com t. David Pingo, Judge. Eastern District. -, District Attorney. J. G. Halliburton, Marshal. Richard Searcy, Clerk. Western District. Granville Wilcox, District Attorney. .lames M. Brown. Marshal. John B. Ogden, Clerk. -J -- - - U. M. Rose. Chancellor. Gorden N. Peay, Clerk and Receiver. ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE OF MAILS. Levin Harrison, p. m. I Fort Smith.—Arrives Mondays and Thurs days at 2 p. in. Leaves Tuesdays and Satur day at 10 p. m Eastern Mail.—Arrives by river Tues days and Thursdays at 4 a. m. Leaves Thurs ! days and Saturdays at 6 a. in. ; [Sam Hale.—Capt. C. W. Coles—arrives at I Des Arc on Tuesdays, from Napoleon, and > touches heie for her downward mails on Thuis I days, from Jacksonport. Kanawha Valley—Capt. D. B. Price— arrives at Des Arc from Memphis on Thurs days. and touches here again on Saturdays for her downward mails, from Jacksonport.] Searcy.—Arrives Tuesdays at t) p. in.— Leaves Mondays at 7 a. in. Brownsville.—Arrives Saturdays at 6 p. in. Leaves Fridays at 7 a. in. Cotton Plant.—Arrives Saturdays at 11 a. rn. Leaves same days at 12 p. m. CHURCHES. Des Arc Station—Methodist Episcopal Church South — H. D. McKinnon, Preach er in charge. Divine service every Sunday at II o’clock ; also, at night. Baptist Church—corner of Erwin and Park streets—Elder Needham Holland. Divine Service every Lord’s Day at 11 o’clock. Also, at night. Presbyterian Church—corner of Buena Vista and Thornhill streets. Rev. D. L. GRAy. Preaching every 2d and 4th Sabbath in each month. F. M. ROBINSON, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALER IN Groceries unci Produce ! -ALSO — Receiving, Forwarding & Com mission Merchant, DES ARC.ARKANSAS. febl3 __ If* H, CROCKER A' CO., WHOLESALE AND RETAIL @|GR0CERS,M (Firstdoor West of J. H. Quiscnberry’s Store.) DES ARC, ARKANSAS. Take pleasure in announcing to the citi zens of Prairie and adjacent counties, that they are now in receipt of a large and well selected stock of GROCERIES AND HARDWARE, Consisting in part of Sugars, Molasses, Coffee, Candles,Cheese, ViitegaF, Salt, Whisky,Rice, Pickles, Sardines, FEOUR, Fish, Raisins, Figs,Citrons, Almonds, Candy, Soap, Starch, Soda, Crackers, Tobacco, Cigars. Nails, Cast ings, Iron, Steel, Log Chains, Ox do., Pole \xes, Spades, Shovels, &c., &c. With all other articles usually to be found in similar establishments. All of which they are now selling low for Cash. Des Arc, January 11,1860.—tf. T. A. HAMILTON, Commission Merchant, 41.UNION STREET.41 NEW ORLEANS, LA. (Formerly of the Firm of) HJiJftlETOJY A' WEST, MEMPHIS, TENN. BEGS leave to inform his friends and the community in general that he has estab lished himself now at the above mentioned place, for the transaction of Cotton and Commi&ion Business. All Cotton sold for coin. _March 6-6m. BULK PORK* QA lbs. Bulk Port just received M r and for sale, low FOR CASH, STEWART & BROTHERS. AN ORDINANCE Regulating sales on Executions and Trusts. Section 1. Be it ordained by the peo ple of the Slate of Arkansas, in conven tion assembled, That upon all judgments and decrees rendered, or which may here after be rendered upon debts, contracts, or liabilities of a civil nature incurred prior to the sixth of May, 1861, executions may issue as now provided by law: Provided, however, That no sales shall be made upon executions or judgments or decrees, or upon executions or decretal orders which may hereafter be issued upon such judg ments or decrees, until the property levied upon, by virtue of such executions, or de cretal orders, shall be valued by three dis interested persons, to be summoned by the sheriff, or constable, having the execution or decretal order, in charge, which sheriff or constable shall administer the following oath to the persons so summoned, to wit: “W-and-do severally solemnly swear that we will truly value and ap prise the properly shown to us (by sheriff, constable or trustee) according to its mar ket value on the sixth day of November, 1860, taking into consideration additions for permanent improvements upon real estate, and increased value arising from increased age of stock and slaves, and making deductions for the destruction, in jury to or removal of permanent improve ments on real estate, and for deterioration by age or disease, to personal property, so help me God.” And such appraisers shall make out an appraisment and sign the same, which shall be attached to any re turns with the execution or other authority tor saie; anu auer me valuation as more said has been made by the officer having charge of the execution, or decretal order, unless the same shall be bid off at a sum not less than four-fifths of the valuation affixed by the appraisers aforesaid. If such sum be offered for such property, it shall be the duty of the officer to restore the property to the person in whose hands it was levied upon, without any bond what ever. This section shall not be so constru ed as to prevent any defendant from giv ing delivery bond as now provided by law, and all sales made by virtue of any exe cution issued upon forfeited delivery bonds, in cases provided for in this section, shall be made as provided for on original exe cution; nor to prevent the sale of perisha ble properly seized on attachments or pro ceedings in remJ Jlnd Provided, That, at any time after the expiration of two years from the restoration of peace any such properly so offered for sale, and not sold, may be seized and sold under exe cution of such judgments absolutely and without reference to any such appraise ments. .find provided further, That when any property of a defendant shall he le vied upon and offered for sale under exe cution, or decretal order, according to the provisions of this section, and shall not be sold, no further execution on the same judgment or decree shall issue lor twelve months, unless at the cost of the plaintiff. Sec. 2. The provisions of this ordinance shall not apply to debts contracted, or lia bilities of a civil nature incurred, since the 6th day of May, 1861, but, in such cases, executions may issue and be executed as now provided by law. Sec. 3. The provisions of this ordi nance, so far as applicable, shall apply to sales made bv administrators and euar dians, and other persons acting in a fidu cial capacity. Sec. 4. The provisions of this ordi nance shall apply to sales under mortgages and deeds of trust executed prior to the sixth of May, 1861, wherein sales are authorized to be made by individuals, in the same manner and to the same extent as though such sales were to be made by execution or decretal order, by operation of law. Sec. 5. Judgments and decrees of the Circuit Court and judgments of Probate Courts and Justices of the Peace docketed in the proper clerk’s office, as well as those already rendered as those hereafter to be rendered, shall be liens upon lands and slaves to the same extent and in the same manner as judgments and decrees are now liens upon real estate. Sec. 6. In all cases, it shall be the duty of the officer having charge of the execu tion or decretal order, and of persons mak ing saleo under mortgages and deeds of trust, to offer property for sale in separate parcels when the same is practicable, and the same shall be appraised in separate parcels as far as practicable. Sec. 7. The provisions of this ordi nance shall not be construed to affect an ordinance adopted by this convention enti tled, “An ordinance for the relief of such citizens of the State of Arkansas as may be engaged in the military service of the State of Arkansas, or of the Contederate States.” Sec. 8. This ordinance shall not be so construed as to prevent the collection of interest due or to become due upou pur chases of school lands, known as sixteenth sections, or of interes due, or to become due upon money loaned and belonging to 'the school funds of the various townships | of this State; or of interest on debts due to minors; but the same may be collected in the manner now prescribed by law, and it is further provided, that nothing in this ordinance shall be so construed as to pre vent the collection of taxes. Sec. 9. This ordinance shall repeal and render null and void the ordinance passed by this convention on the 20th day of May, entitled, “An ordinance concerning sales by sheriffs and constables for the col lection of debts.” Sec. 10. The time during which this ordinance is in force shall not be computed, in any case, where the statute of limita tion, comes in quesliou. Sec. 11. This ordinance shall not ap ply to any liabilities upon the part of pub lic officers,and their securities for them, either to the State, counties, or individuals, nor to interest on debts due to the State. Sec. 12. It shall be the duty of the officers levying an execution to levy on property as near the amount of the judg ment, as possible, if the defendant has such property. Sec. 13. This ordinance may be re pealed, amended, or modified, by the Gen eral Assembly at any regular session here of; and this ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after its adoption. Adopted and passed in and by the con vention on the first day of June, a. d., 1861. DAVID WALKER. President of the Convention of the Slate of Arkansas. Attest: Ellia9 C. Boudinot, Sec’ry of the Arkansas State Con. --—— AN ACT to define the punishment of crimes in certain cases. oectioh nz u j&nactm uy uiz urener* al Assembly of lhe Stale of Arkansas, That whoever shall be convicted of exci ting or encouraging any slave to rebellion, or of arming with a deadly weapon, or furnishing any slave with any poison, for the purpose of murder or insurrection, shall suffer death. Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That this act take effect and be in force from and after its passage. Approved, January 10,1861. -w--- g pfi |j - A Peace Measure.—One word on the best way to bring about peace. It is to show ourselves a resolute and united people, ready for war. Pardon the para dox. but the man that talks of begging peace now, is the real instigator of war ; the man with a rifled musket in hand is the promoter of peace. Every vote or speech that creates the impression abroad that we are divided in claiming and defen ding our rights, raises up a hundred arm ed men to fight against us. This it is that keeps up the Northern purpose of conquering us, forcing us back at the point of the bayonet into the Union. They say there are many union men among us and they must help them, must come to their aid, etc. Our peace-speaking and Union-loving friends may not mean it—we don’t be lieve they do—but such is the moral effect they produce at this crisis in affairs- They prolong the agonies of the war, and thus encourage and strengthen the enemy; they give him hope, or, at least, a pretext. They are the men who invite invasion, and will unwittingly cause blood to flow, and fill trenches with the dead bodies ol' our brothers. Let the North understand, without mis take, that we are one and resolute, and mean to maintain to the death our liber ties, and this, more than any human means will make them pause and think of peace at first, where war at last can accomplish nothing.—[National Christian Advocate. Contraband of War—The follow ing articles have been officially declared as coming under the head of "contraband of war,” by the Lincoln administration: Gold and silver coin, checks or bills of exchange for money, articles of food, clo thing and the material for the manufacture of clothing; rifle, pistol, musket and can non balls and shells; gunpowder, and all material used in its manufacture; ammu nitions and munitions and implements of war of every description; books of military education; saddles, harness and trappings for flying artillery, field and staff officers and cavalry troops, horses, gun carriages, timber for ship building, all kinds of na val stores, engines, boilers and machinery for boats, locomotive engines and cars for railroads, and goods and commodities which might be useful to the enemy in war. SNearly all the most distinguished staff officers who were with Scott and Taylor in Mexico, have left the service of the Northern Government and espoused the cause of the South. .. ■ Patriotic Parson.—The Rev. F. W. Thacker, who is well known in this vicin ity and State, has joined a cavalry com pany, and is now marching to meet the enemy. He was at the time of enlist ment, a circuit rider on the Powhatan cir cuit. Three cheers for the Arkansas fighting pardon.