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J. C. MORRILL, EDITOR.
DES AltC, ARKANSAS: FRIDAY.. .JUNE 14, 1861. The State Convention. This body adjourned temporarily on Mon day, 3d inst., subject to be convened, as we learn, by its President, if the Military Hoard should consider its assembling necessary any time before the first day of January, 1802.— [ Little Rock True Democrat, 6th inst. We have waited patiently to get an inkling of what the State Convention has done. A caption of ordinances passed ; anything, as an index of what the people hud a right to expect from them, would be some liltle -consolation where we had a right to expect a great deal. The Little Rock papers seem to be fearful of express ing an opinion even as to what has been or ought to have been done by ibe Con vention. Even those who visited Little RnrL- nnd have succeeded in obtaining offices and positions which the members of the Convention did not divide among themselves, have forgotten their old asso ciates, and seem to have “ grown large and unseemly.” The truth is, the majori ty of the Convention were men who thought more of self than they did of the welfare of the State, and the best evidence we can adduce as to the truth of this mat ter is, that but very few of them resigned their positions as members of the Conven tion on the Gth insi., when that body broke up for want of a quorum. Speaking of this slow-going, reckless and sell-office appointing body the Washington Courier says : f; After four weeks zealous labor, in doing wliat might have been done, easily in four days; and a judicious distribution of honors among the members, the State Convention has finally adjourned, to meet again whenever the Governor or the President may deem it abso lutely necessary, for the welfare and prosper ity of the commonwealth. God grant they may never meet again, is our prayer. As a body, the members of that Convention have only succeeded too well in winning the disap probation and contempt, of every rational man in the State.” -- Tennessee All Right. Yes, Tennessee is all right. Her peo ple have wiped from her escutcheon the vile imputation trial they were with Lin coln and his hordes. On Saturday last, by an almost unanimous voice through the ballot box, the adopted State of Jackson has wheeled into line and taken her place among the Confederate States. Tennes see is now marshaled with the Southern host in letter as she has long been inspirit. The volunteer State has already arrayed her thousands to defend her soil and drive back the legions of the North who have polluted the soil of Virginia with their tread. There are three States yet that should unite their destinies with the South ern Confederacy: Missouri, Maryland and Kentucky. We have strong hopes of the two first, but as for the last, we are fearful that the chains are rivetted loo tight about her, and that the enemies of the South and her institutions will triumph in “ Old Kentuck !” -- Gen. Scott is reported to have re marked the other day, “ This is my last campaign, gentlemen, and it shall be my best.” That remains to be seen. He has never before had such a foe to meet as now confronts hiin in every portion of the fair land of the irouth. -- More of the Moucrill Tariie.— Washington correspondence of the North ern press say it is well settled that the next United States Congress will levy a duty upon tea and coffee. --— Can’t Stand a Long Wah.—The New York Herald significantly remarks: “ The business community demand that the war shall be short; and the more vig orously it is prosecuted the more speedily ■will it be closed. Business men can stand a temporary reverse. They can easily make arrangements for six months or a year, but they cannot endure a long, un curtain and tedious contest. Approaching Election in the Confeder- j ate States. The Montgomery Advertiser calls at-1 tention to a recent enactment passed at the extra session of the Southern Congress, in relation to the approaching elections, which is of the utmost importance to us in view of our future stahis as a member ol the Confedetate Slates. The act relates to the election of members of Congress, includ ing President and Vice President, and re quires that in all those States it) which no provision has been made for the election of members of Congress under the new Constitution, an election shall be held on the first Wednesday in November next, at which time the election of electors for President and Vice-President shall also be held. The electors are required to meet in their respective States on the first Wed nesday in December thereafter and pro ceed to cast their vote for President and Vice-President. It further requires that the members who may be elected, and the Senators to be chosen by the States, shall assemble at the seat of Government of the Confeder ate States on the 18th day of February, 1S62, and proceed respectively to the elec tion of Speaker of the House of Repre sentatives and President of the Senate. On the 19th day of February the Presi dent of the Senate shall open the certifi cates, the votes shall then be counted, and the President inaugurated on the 22d day of February, 1S62. The time for the election of Congress men in the various States is, of course, contingent on the tact as to whether or not the Slates have made other regulations contravening this act. It is desirable that the time should be uniform throughout the Confederacy. -♦ Division of the Presbyterian Church. The General Assembly of the Presby terian Church, recently in session a Phil adelphia, has a report which rends that sect in twain. The report which we give below was adopted by a vote of 154 yeas to 66 nays. Among the nays we notice the Kentucky members. They were: Synod of Kentucky—Hopkins, Mat thews, Fraser, Cheek, Offut, Condit, Hawthorne, Harbison, Warren, Trustal, Hubbard. The following is the report which divi ded the Church: THE MINORITY REPORT AS FINALLY ADOPTED. Gratefully acknowledging the distin guished bounty and care of Almighty God toward tins favored land, and also recog nizing our obligation to submit to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake, this General assembly adopt the following res olutions ; ]. Resolved, That in view of the pres ent agitated and unhappy condition of this country, the first day of July next is set apart as a day of prayer throughout our bounds, and that on this day ministers and people are called on humbly to confess and bewail our national sins, to offer our thanks to the Father of light for his abun dant and undeserved goodness toward us as a nation, to seek his guidance and bles sings upon our rulers and their councils, as well as on the Congress of the United aknnl neenmVilo anH trt irYtUinrfi him in the name of Jesus Christ, the High Priest of the Christian profession, to turn away his anger from us, and speedily restore us the blessings of an honorable peace. 2. Resolved, That this General Assem bly, in the spirit of that Christian patriot ism which the scriptures enjoin, and which lias always characterized this Church, do hereby declare and acknowl edge our obligation to promote and per petuate, so far as in us lies, the integrity of these United States, and to strengthen uphold and encourage the Federal Gov ernment in the exercise of all of its func tions under our noble Constitution, and to rethis constitution in all its provisions, quirements and principles, we profess our unabated loyalty. And to avoid all misconception, the Assembly declares that by the terms “Federal Government,” as here used, is not meant any particular Administration, or the peculiar opinions of any political party, but that central Ad ministration which being at any time up appointed, and inaugurated according to the terms prescribed in the Constitution of the United States, is the visible represent atives of out national existence. —— -♦♦♦ B©"* Hon- Jacob Thompson, of Oxford, Miss., has made a subscription of four hundred bales of cotton to the new loan of the Confederate States. -- BfgjT'The light house at Cape Henry has been destroyed by the Confederate forces, and nnother substituted in its p!a«e forty miles further southward. On Monday night, the ^d inst., four vessels, loaded with railroad irou, deceived by the false light, were captured and held by the Southern troops. mmmmmmmmmammmi \ u ■^nnrnpujwwnrir1 ww.i'iy '"mmnrt Cheering New3 from Missouri. We are indebted to a reliable gentle man for the following news : 200,000 kegs of powder are in possession of the Slate authorities. The State j has made provision for 85.000,000 for the ( use of the Missouri Stale Guards, as fol- ' lows: Suspension of the State Schoo * moneys, about 8500.000 per year, for two j years; Slate University funds, probably | $50,000; Insane Asylum, $50,000; Semi annual Slate bonds, due tlit North (Wall street $500,000 per year; $1,000,000 State bonds to be issued, payable in three instalments, 1862 3and-4; Also,suspend ed 15 per cent, advalorem duty on all tax able property. Making in all an amount equal to $5,000,000 at the command of the Governor of the State for military pur poses. Private Banks of Missouri have come forward and offered the Governor, for purposes of defence $3,000,000. This is in addition to the funds above named, at a yearly interest of 6 per cent. The previous attitude of Missouri must be attributed to the action of the Union Representatives, who voted with the Black Republicans to stave off the passage of the Militia Bill; the same men, to their credit he it stated, have seen their error and have cast their influence readily to support the Governor. The military bill was before the house at the time of the excitement, growing out of the taking of Gen. Frost by Capt. Lyon; (now General Lyon) the consequence was that the bill was passed in secret session at midnight on the Sth of May. Some important a mendments were made in the House and agreed to by the senate. ine Dill was carried by acclamation. Private opinions of Senators were waived that the bill might be carried through expeditiously and af ford the public the requisite protection. ■ Liberality.—We learn that L. Hon over of Pocahontas, Randolph county, of fers the Southern Confederacy a loan of $200,000, without interest until the war is over, and then will take the bonds of the Confederacy at low interest. -- For the first time in a F.uropean port, in Liverpool, on May 7th, the Con federate flag was hoisted on a vessel. The last English advices state that a large number of vessels have been fitted out at Liverpool as privateers, and are only waiting the letters of marque from Ameri ca to sail. The subject is greatly agita ting the commercial circles in Liverpool. ■ getST* Hon. Sam Medary, so long the editor of the Ohio Statesman, is publish ing a paper at Columbus, Ohio, called The Crisis, in which he unequivocally and boldly condemns the war policy of Lincoln, and declares that it will not be sustained by the North. We congratulate Col. Me dary on such noble labors, and trust that he will prosecute them to success. In Illinois we find the jYational Demo crat published at Alton taking the same ground. The signs everywhere confirm the opin ion we have always expressed, that this war cannot be a protracted one. -- One of the most extensive shoe ueaiers in new wrieans nus given nonce that lie is taking measures to manufacture his own stock, so that articles can be sold upon terms as favorable as those usually obtained. This is a step in the right di rection, and if the mechanical resources of the South are generally developed, we can soon demonstrate our independence in every particular. -- The Duke of Wellington once said: “ My Lords, I am one of those who have probably passed more of my time in war than most men, and principally, I may say, in civil war, too; and I must say this, that if I could avoid, by any sacrifice what ever, even one month civil war to the country to which 1 am attached, I would sacrifice my life in order to do it.” Were the authors and instigators of such wars compelled to fight in them them selves, we should have peace pretty soon. The Bridgeport Advertiser says: “ Facts plainly show and clearly prove that the present troubles were brought upon the country by the aggressive policy laid down in the Chicago platform, and by those politicians who prefer carrying out those principles to carrying out the principles of the Constitution hained by the Fathers of our country.” The Eastern Argus, one of the leading organs of the Democracy of Marne, Rasa serious and able leader on the war, which propose that the. people of the North would mow pause long enough to rtfitcl upou the final and inevitable results of a protracted war. All see that nothing but dissolution can come of it—an event which Demo crat* deplore, but which the Republican Abolitionists secretly rejoice at. [From the Richmond Enquirer. A National Song. An appropriate national song for the South ern Confederacy appears to he one of the moot ed questions of the present exciting ciisis. Plenty of patriotic poetry can he obtained, but a puiely American inelodv, one that will take with the masses, isliardtobe found. The popular old hatful of -The Minstrel’s Return,” composed by an American—and a Southerner, too—seems to he highly appropriate to the patriots of the South. Years ago it was quite as popular as the ncgio tune of “Dixie” is at the present day; and the composer, who is a resident professor of music of Richmond, re ceived many compliments for bis happy con ception. A correspondent has sent 11s the following adaptation, and expresses a hope that it may he taken up by the singers among our brave volunteers, and also by lady vocalists. Should the people adopt it, it will become our nation al anthem. Southern Song of Freedom. Ain—“The Minstrel’s Return.” i. A nation has sprung into life, Beneath the bright ciossof the South, And now a loud call to the strife. Rings out from the shrill bugle’s month. They gather from morass and mountain, They gather from prairie and mart, To drink at young Liberty’s fountain The nectar that kindles the heart. Then, hail to tile land of the pine 1 The home of the noble and free ; A palmetto wreath we’ll entwine Round the alter of young Liberty ! ir. Our (lag with its cluster of stars, Firm fixed in a held of pure blue, All shinning th ough red and white bars, Now gallantly flutters in view. The stalwart and brave round it rally. They press to their lips every fold; While the hymn swells from hill and from valley— “Be God with our volunteers bold.” men, nan to me lanu 01 me pine, * in. The invaders rush down from the North, Our holders are black with their hordes, Like wolves for their victims thy froth. White whetting their knives and their swords Their watchword is ‘"Booty and Beauty,” Their aim is to steel as they go. But, Southrons ! act up to your duty, And lay the foul miscreant low. Then, hail to the laud of the pine, &.c. sv. The God of our fathers look down, And blesses the cause of the just.; His smiles will the patriot crown, Who tramples h:s chains in (he dust. Match, match, South)ons—shoulder to shoul der, One heart-throb—one shout for the cause; Remember—the world’s a beholder, Ann your bayonets are fix’d at your doors: Then, hail to the land of the pine, &.e. On Sunday last, in the city oi Austin, many of tlit," people nl the Meth odist church were somewhat surprised just before the time of service to begin, tr see coming into the church, hooted anti spurred, a company ot Texas rangers; and more so, to see one of the company, in hu uniform, walk up to the pulpit, lay aside his arms, and open the service. The com pany was from San Augustine, Texas and was commanded by Cap. Hardeman a relative of Hon. Win. P. Hardeman, ol ibis county. The minister, who was the stationed preacher at San Augustine preached a most excellent sermon, we art told. The company behaved with the ut most decorum during the service. Afiei church was over, the company mounted their steeds and proceeded on their way that they might not be behindhand should their services be needed by their country The company numbered some hundred and fitly men.— [Seguiu (Texas) Con federacy. We dip llie following items froir the Harper’s Ferry correspondence of tin Richmond Dispatch: Mrs. Bradley T. Johnson, of Maryland arrived a day or two since with 500 Mis sissippi rifles, $500 iu cash, 3,200 car tridges and 10,000 caps for the Maryland boys. She was serenaded at night by the Marylanders, and Mr. Johnson made a handsome speech, followed by others, al from the same State. A company of about one hundred Bal timore troops went over into Maryland Iasi night (some distance from here) and cap tured a U. S. flag and other docixulents and this morning they have the flag hoist ed at their barracks witii the Union down The Maryland soldiers seem to think they have a superior right to go into MarylanC to execute orders, and swear they will nev er give up the Maryland heights to north ern troops until the last man expires Maryland and Kentucky claim the privi lege of taking care of the Maryland heights and I feel sure there i3 not enough back bone in Lincoln’s men to take the heights away fxom them. We have plenty of provisions, comforta ble quarters, and general health very good. No small pox nor epidemic dis ease to contend with. A U. S. soldier was brought in yesterday by a member ol Capt. T. L. Yancey’s cavalry, as a priso ner of war. There was a small skirmish in which two or three U. S. soldiers were killed, and one prisoner taken. Three or four Colts revolvers were taken at the same time. -- fiST" We understand that the suppres cion of the Louisville Journal and Brown low’s Whig, by the Vigilance Committee ot Memphis, has been the cause of the discontinuance of the Memphis mails.— [Memphis Avalanche. AN ACT to amend chapter one. hundred and twenty-six of Gould'* Digest. Section 1. Be it Evaded by the Gen eral. Assembly of the State oj .Arkansas That from a rid after the first day of .June A. D. eighteen hundred and sixty.on/ all and every person, or persons, who shall' hawk or peddle, either on loot, m wagon* on boats, or in any other way whatever’ any goods, wares or merchandize, other than the growth, produce ur inamjfnctore of this State, shall pay the - sum of fiVc hundred dollars to the collector of the rev enue of each county in which he or diey may hawk or peddle, and he or they shall therefrom receive a license to pod. die or hawk for the term of six months in said county; Provided, That no person shall receive a license to peddle or hawk without first making proof before the offi cer granting the same, by oath or affirm ation, that he is a citizen of the United States, and has been a citizen of the State cf Arkansas at least two years previous to his application. Sh: 2. Be it further enacted, That every person who shall be found guilty of dealing a? a peddler, contrary to the pro visions of this act. shall lorft’it and pay double the amount of the license he would, by law, iiave been chargeable with. Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That any person, or persons, hawking or peddling under the provisions of this act, shall, up on demand being made by any person, exhibit to said person so making the de mand, the license, under and by virtue of which he, she, or they, may be hawking and peddling, and that all laws in conflict with this act, be, and the same are hereby repealed. Approved, January 19,1S61. SOUTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY. ONE THOUSAND SLAVES WANTED BY HIRE OR PURCHASE.—We will purchase or hire, for a term of five years, Five Hundred or a thousand Slave Laborers, to work on the Southern Pacific Railroad, in Texas, immediately w-est of Shreveport, La., in a region secure and protected from invasion or molestation during the conflict which shall exist between the two sections of this coun try. The country through which the road passes is entirely healthy, and for the distance of some 400 or 500 miles west of Shreveport, it penetrates one of the finest agricultural countries on the continent of America. This company has a magnificent iand grant from Texas, i. e., 10,240 acres for every mile of road the company constructs, for the dis tance of 800 mi lea from Sliievepoft on the eastern, to El Paso on the western boundary of Texas. In times like tile present, the com pany cannot command cash to pay for labor essential to the rapid development of the com pany’s interest ; but for a term of years, by hire or bv the actual purchase, this company will make the ino-.t liberal and advantageous arrangements with slave-owners m Kentucky, Missouri. Virginia. Mary land, N™ th Caiolina, or elsewhere, for tiieliiieoi purchase, wi ll I payments in the most undoubted serin hie- of 1 500 or ;i 11(1)11 slaves. Families eiitiie will be taken, either by biie or purchase. Tim com pany is enabled to ^propose liberal tel m-. lo - calise of the munificeirt. land giants by Texas, and its ability to purchase the iron ai d roll ing stock for the entire road across Texas, with the construction bonds of the company, at rates almost equal to cash. All the. lights of this company me fixed and vested by the laws of Texas. The -company has svcuied the sympathy and the loute on (he 52d Regies of parallel of latitude, has Uie sanction nt several of the most poweiful European Gov ernments—amongst them are France, Span., Portugal, Belgium and Swit/.ei land —as well as of large capitalists, cominci rial men and contractors of these countrie . The late Con gress of the States passed uoill, ai it.- last ses sion, donating to this company . thi ough Aii* zona. New Mexico and California some Kb OdO.OtiO acres of land, and a loan of thirty-six inillionsof dollars, to be repaid in postal or other public services. This bill passed (lift House of Representatives, was amended in . i . u.- i i i •• i i * i — r\ * r, n. uiu ur u,nr, a >iu wiiiy iiiiimi m ‘-i.KJ lUv for the want of time and the startling events fauiiliar to the nation. No company in the wot Id has a larger basi* for its successful prosecution, and no company has attracted and secured to itself the appro bation of so many American States and Eu ropean Governments — promising so much benefit to its stockholders, and to the world such stupendous results—bringing inevitably with its completion across this continent, tbe trade of China, Japan, Australia, and the whole Pacific coast—distributing the trea sures derivable from the trade, travel, etc, of each to every city from the Gulf of Mexico to the most Northern harbor on our Atlantic coast—giving each its due and natural share —a commerce which has never failed to en rich every nation on earth that has ever con trolled it in the past, and as it is annually I'1* creasing, it will still more enrich those who shall control it in the future. We want the labor, to progress U’*tb work, for most unquestionable securities ; and for it, the fbost liberal arrangements will b« made for slave-owners—giving them terms which must, we think, be satisfactory—with out endangering by position, employment or terms of contract, the safety of the slaves themselves, or admitting the slightest uncer tainty of ultimate payment, gjJAll applications will be made to Horn *• K. Stevenson, President, Nashville, Term.; Col. Samuel Tate, President Memphis and Charleston Railroad Company, Memphis; Col. 3. R. McDaniel, Lynchburg, Va., or to myself, Memphis. JKPTHA FOWLKES, General and Financial Agent of Southern Pacific Railroad Company of Texas. may31-lui NOTICE. A MAN calling himself Dr. CIIA? /\_ BURG, bailing from Kansas, and Vy from Pennsylvania, has been in our rains • Said Burg is about 40 years of age, of a verv prepossessing appearance and well calculate* to deceive. lie professes to be a Mason. )\ warn all persons to beware of him, for ® actions while here proved him, anything bu gentleraan, and entiiely unbecoming a Ma*°, Done by order of GaJley Rock Lodge, rf ruary 28th, 1861. T. A. FOWLKES, April 10, 1861. Secretary..