I I Ry C. MORRILL.
4 \r:msm TU.^DAY8 and FRIDAYS.
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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
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■ . / 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. Payable when
■ »he advertisement is discontinued.
| Persons advertising by contract, will be re
stricted to their legitimate business, and all
■ notices, etc., charged as transient advertise
f Personal advertisements, if admissable, will
Bhe charged double the above rates, and must
B be paid for in advance.
I Publications intended to advance private in
I terest, will be charged at the regular rates of
Simple announcements of Deaths, when the
I facts are furnished will be published as items
I of news; but obituary notices and tributes of
i . f ill Ku nhariro.l frtc a* nrfvprH
: at half the usual rates.
Announcing candidates for State and
District offices, $7; County offices, $5; Town
ttiip, offices $3, invariably in advance.
ff Calls on persons to become candidates
are charged at the usual rates, except when
peisuns making the calls are subscribers to
•ourpaper. Payment in advance.
ijyPolitical circulars charged as adver
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.
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'
Blank Bills Lading — on superior paper.
We have an excellent
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
J. E. MERRIMAN & CO.
*° 253, MAIN-STREET.
Have now on hand and For Sale, at the
most reasonable prices, the
Finest Assortment of
Together with all kinds of
they have ever exhibited in MEMPHIS.
Where do you lluy your
SILVER. W ARE,
Table Cutlery !
Wife bought them at
253 Main Street.
The Ladies all think they can get rather
THAN AT 4NT OTHER PEACE.
J. E. MERRI MAN & CO.,
No. 253.Main Street.No. 253.
T IVE.YTIE TIM YEAR
M E M P HIS.
Stock More Extensive than ever,
Equal to auy in the Union !
Our leading articles are
WITH the usual variety of Goods in our
ALL KINDS OF WORK
Done in the best manner, and with
F. H. CLARK & CO.,
\0. 1, Clark’s Marble Block,
.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,
JEFFERSON DAVIS, of Mississippi.
ALEXANDER H. STEPHENS, of Georgia.
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.
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.
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.
-, District Attorney.
J. G. Halliburton, Marshal.
Richard Searcy, Clerk.
Granville Wilcox, District Attorney.
.lames M. Brown. Marshal.
John B. Ogden, Clerk.
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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.
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
Groceries unci Produce !
Receiving, Forwarding & Com
If* H, CROCKER A' CO.,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
(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,
NEW ORLEANS, LA.
(Formerly of the Firm of)
HJiJftlETOJY A' WEST,
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.
QA lbs. Bulk Port just received
M r and for sale, low FOR CASH,
STEWART & BROTHERS.
Regulating sales on Executions and
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
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
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
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
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.,
President of the Convention of the Slate
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.
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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'
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
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
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