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J. C. MORRILL, EDITOR.
r- DE8 ARC. ARKANSAS: TUESDAY..JUNE 18, 1861. Col. Cleburne’s Regiment.—Brigadier General Brad ey, the notoriously incompetent officer who w*s placed in command of the Eastern division of Arkansas volunteers—was in Little Rock at the last accounts demanding a court martial, with a view of crushing Coi. P. R. Cleburne and his officers, for doing that which any men on earth with a degree of pride becoming true soldiers would h.redone, i. e. to refuse to be longer under the command of one whose petty tyranny made him despi cable in the eyes of every man of the regiment and whose incompetency endangered the hon or of both officers and men—that which the Southern 9oldier prizes higher than life itself. This community is fully alive to the action of this court martial, and as good citizens the people of Phillips county are expected to ac quiesce in the decision of legally constituted authorities. But with the lights before them now, any injustice done Col. Cleburne or the officers of his regiment, by incorrect represen tations or charges—would arouse a feeling of 1 ri^irrriufiivn I Knf «•*/%>* 1,1 • nn ~ r- ...i. of men than Gen. Bradley i* ever likely to command to quell. That regiment, with its gallant Colonel, occupies a place in the affec tion* of the people of this part of Arkansas that is calculated to render them exceedingly restive and excitable in referencetothechaig e* preferred by Gen. Bradley. We clip the above from the Helena Shield of the 8th inat , nnd assure the Mil itary Board that their action in reference io Granny Bradley and the officers of Col. Cleboume's regiment are watched close ly and with a lively interest as to the re sult. Bradley has, it is said, one friend in the regiment, who recently visited Lit tle Rock and denied his own signature.— Prairie county too, claims a full share of interest in reference to the men of this regiment, from colonel down to privates, and any injustice towards them will be re ceived as a personal insult and treated ac cordingly. There is not a regiment of better material in the Southern Confeder acy than Col. Cleburne’s, and their friends at home must see that no more “bad man agement” is practiced towards them.— They were “managed" out of the place assigned them to go to Virginia, then fur nished with a General who is a drunkard, coward and superannuated old fool. The members of this regiment can’t help but remember the late Convention with con tempt. Let the Military Board dare to do ri^hh -- The Van Burens.—in the Northern ; papers we see no mention of the names j ot Marlin Van Buren or his versatile boy, j “ Prince John.” Their names, as far as j we have been able to see, are not in the lists of the subscribers to A. L's. loans, or the contributions to his soldier*; nor art | they mentioned as speakers on public war! occasion, or have they written any public letters on the subject of the war. Mr. John Van Buren, before the war began, was on the Southern side; and it may be inferred from his and his father’s silence that they are not now against us. We do not state this as a fact, but only a surmise. \\ e hope that it is true, for when such men as Cass, Dickinson, and others of that class of men, are now against us, it is pleasant, to believe that Martin Van Buren and his son John are neutral. Both of them have long heads and may see into the tuture sufficiently far to prognosticate the defeat of A. L. and the demagogical party which controls him in this most un necessary and wicked war. 1 -♦♦ ► — What must be done with Alcxan dria.—The New York Tribune goes in lor making some money out of the killing ' of the ruffian Ellsworth—rather more t than his whole regiment would be worth \ as field hands. Speaking of the contu- i rnacious city of Alexandria, it says : , A heavy pecuniary mulct—two or three 1 hundred thousand dollars—should be im posed upon it, and tailing thereof, the por tion of the.cily where the crime occurred I should be levelled with the ground. It is r said in some of the journals that a coro. t iter's inquest over the body of the mur- s derer rendered a verdict that he died at y the hands of United States soldiers "while d defending his own property in his own ( mwmm inr*m n mmwm. hum i mm n * iusmm\ .iww;i ^jl1. i i ho’J'e”—a victim oflawless violence, there fora, and not a rebel assassin ! If thisdoe? not prove complicity with the crime on the part of the^cituens. such as we old’amp 4 jusiify the- sort of' retribution lu-re Called for,.tVe<nT»‘Ht'ii•lAsarMo'.knQvv- what,would. Let life baVo-yians be taught that we are it) earnest;. UvU«Biace they have invoked war. they shall have war—rigorous and un relenting. The Usurpation. ' The Cincinnati Gazette—whose Editor is an office holder of Lincoln and a court danl of Chase, doe* not oeny that Lincoln has trampled on the public liberty. Hi: declaring war—hi* raising armies—his in vasion of the Stales—hts arrests of citi zens by the military—his suspension ol ! the writ of habeas corpus—his closing ports—his piratical depredations upon the property of the people, were all incontes table facts and palpable and outrageous infractions of the laws and Constitution. The Gazette meets the issue plumply by confessing: ‘‘That the public safety being the supreme law, almost the first act of the President was the suspension of the Con stitution.” This is the Yankee idea of Republican Government ! One man lakes it upon him self to suspend the Constitution, and es tablish upon its ruins a military despotism Tins is what Lincoln has done—and he is sustained by the whole body of the Yan kee nation, who boast themselves the ex clusive and sole champions of free gov ernment! Congress is called to meet in a Capital surrounded by 30,000 bayonets, to ratify the usurpations by which it and the ivhrtui Pniinlrtf nra onclu vari I Tlioir rln vn not, if they wished, raise a finger against the despotism that surrounds them. They will be required to sanction all that has been done, and to co-operate in all that may be proposed for the spread of milita ry despotism throughout the land. Of course not a shadow of resistance can be expected from the Rump Congress. The people alone can maintain their freedom— and they can only effect it by hard fight ing— [Richmond Whig. The Rogues.—The Yankees have had much to say about the South stealing pub lic property, forts, arsenals and munitions of war. Who built the forts of the North ? Whose money raised the army and navy, end built the ships ? Wasn’t it Southern money? Whose money built Fortress Monroe ? And was not the very land on which that fortress stands surrendered to the Federal agent for the express purpose of defending Virginia? Hut they have grabbed all the common property they could lay their hands upon, and violated all faith by perverting that which was de signed as an instrument for our defense into on agent for our oppression. The flag, too, which they have stolen, was not theirs. They did not make it, nor have they ever done anything for its honor and glory. The star-spangled banner, also which they have appropriated without leave, wa3 the production of a Southern man. They have offered a reward to some Yankee to write one, which will never be forthcoming, to take its place. In the meantime they prostitute it to their own vile despotism. Except what they have stolen from the South—generals, forts, money, ships, and songs—they have nothing.— [Richmond Whig. Dwindling Down.—The $25,000 said to have been contributed by Gen. Cass, for i he equipment of Michigan volunteers, and $10,000 for the support of their fami lies, has dwindled down to $3,000 loaned to the State, for which the General re ceives legal interest. The four million8 by W. B. Astor and five thousand by old Buck have their ••existence only in fiction ” These Northern “ draw on me for any amount,” men are great humbugs. --- Don't Forget the Soldier. — In a *peecii at Atlanta, Ga., a few days since, Alexander H. Stephens said : My friends, forget not the soldier! Send aim contributions to make him comfortable while he is in the service. Take care of ais family while he is absent. Employ pour bands and your substance in doing works of charity in this day of your coun-" ry's trial. If any should full in the battle, ernember the orphan and the widow,and ake care <>f them. God will bless you in uch noble performance of a patriotieduty. —. Brigadier General James YVatson rVebb, of New York, shakes his fist in he face of Great Britain and threatens her vith the anger of the Yankee Govern aent, if she dare encourage the Southern ebels. Of course Great Britain will mock under now. -- a commercial house in New Or-1 cans has received a let.er from their cor espondent in Galveston, in which the wri nr says flour sent to Texas has been re hipped to New Orleans because ' the eople have too much in Galveston.” This oes not look much like starving out the Jouk'derate States. i . ^ ._n| | _ ^ imini in rsagj.iiLgii!iijwr j Special despatch to tfia New Orleans Delta. Details of the Battle of Bethel Church. R(P(fMO^u. June 12.— Col. George f Dtiryea.'fonricriy commander ol the cele j b'rated; New York Seventh Pegmi**n», was j killed in the bantu at Bethel Church, in j tint act ot rallying bis men. who were run | ning in all directions. He was in com i iriarid of a corpse of twelve hundred Zou : aves. Three prisoners taken at the Bethel en j gagemeut. report that Genera! Builer was ! personally in command, an ! had with him a force oi four ficusaod five hundred to five thousand iucii. They acknowledge that their loss in killed was one hundred and filiy. But a portion of the command was en gaged in the fight. Colonel David VV. Waldroper, of the enemy’s forces is among the killed. His sword with his uame engraved on it is now here. But six hnndred of our men participa ted in the battle. We had but one killed, Henry L. Wy att, of the Carolina Regiment, and former ly of Richmond. Several of them are wounded, among them Charles Williams and Council Rogers, of the North Caroli na regiment. The force which was so roughly han dled at Bethel, near Yorkiown, seems to have inculded the first ol the Northern cavaliers. We perceive that (.'ol Duryea commanded one of the regiments. He is the same officer who, for a long time, commanded the famous Broadway warriors who were taken so home-sick after their thirty days service-lhe Seventh Regiment. Among the missing in the engagement we observe the names of Major Winthrop. of the Massachusetts Winthrops, and Lieutenant Col. Grinnel, of the New York (jrrinnei Mimouares. Some doubt in regard to the reliable ness of the report in reference to the fight at Bethel has been based on the fact that Coi. Magrudef was reported, a few days since, to he at Manassas Junction, in com mand of a battery. The latter statement was an error. YVe saw a letter yesterday from a gentleman of this Stale, now at Yorktowu, in which it is stated that Co!, (we hope it will soon be General) Ma gruder is in command of the Confederate troops at and near Yorktowu. --— Our Affairs and Generals. The commanders of (he Confederate armies are now all at their posts, and un less some unanticipated disaster occurs, we confidently expect vigorous and effective movements against the insolent invaders of Southern soil. Gen. Jo-eph Johnson commands at Harper’s Ferry. The United States army had no more gallant and able officer. He was ihe author of the plan of the battle of Cerro Gordo, the most brilliant strategic movement of the Mexican war, and fell i badly wounded in the front of the advanc ed party it the execution of that plan; hut even alter this misfortune he proceeded to give the directions for the prosecution of j the masterly flanking movement, by which he conducted our army around the base of the mountain on which the Mexicans were entrenched, and completely enfiladed their lines. Other exploits of that campaign attested the brilliant soldiership of Gener al Johnson. He now occupies a position just suited to his genius. How little of truth there was in the telegraphic story that he intended to evacuate that position j may be inferred from the fact that he has j * hI I < I > i , t h 1 f 11 ' I 'll llu> r r XT 11 11 Lie* * family. His lady is the daughter of the Distinguished Louis McL tne. At Norfolk, Capt. 13 Huger, the ablest ordinance officer of the United States, is in command, and tve have the most cheer ing intelligence of the energy which he has inlused into every department of that ex tensive line of defenses. In the West, our Hoosier neighbors, who have impoverished and ruined them selves by blockading their own commerce, will have to circumvent or overwhelm our own Beauregard, who will be found some where in the vicinity of Memphis when ever those hungry eighty thousand shall attempt their threatened descent of the Mississippi. At Richmond, the headquarters of our army, our cool-headed, eagle-eyed and li on-heai'ed President will relieve Gen. Lee, and enable the son of the gallant Light Horse Harry, to lake charge of the army to which will be assigned the honor 1 of rescuing the scenes of his childhood, ! the scenes made classic by the former res- ' idence of the immortal Washington from 1 the pollution of the Northern horde that ' now desecrates that sacred ground. Nev- ' er has a higher mission devolved upon an ; American patriot, and never did a bright- ' er crown of glory reward a valorous a- 1 chievernent than that which Gen. Lee * will merit when he perforins this noble ^ task.—[N. O. Delta. I -»»-»■ c The Caddo Gazette says; Our f steamers for several weeks past, have la- c ken down by hundreds fine fat beeves from v the prairies of Texas. We learn that r there are any number of fat cattle in Tex- J is, which will be at the service of the ar- a mies of the Confederate States. The s blockade at Cairo works like it charm. o it is slated that the speech of Hon. 1 tl A H. Stephens, delivered at Savannah, t! n March last, has been republished ini 6, pamphlet form in England, for circulation | n u that country and France. s,i ■— .ii ■■. urn juy^an Census Statistics. mbjoined tables, prepared from the | returns of tbe Eighth Census ( I860 ) will possess interest for all our leaJers iii,Llie present time :— White Miles between the ages o-f 1.8 anti 45. inclusive, census of ISbO, in round numbers. __ ...gTATSS* STAVES. Alabama.106 1)00 Oregon .10.000 Arkansas. 65.000 Pennsylvania.581.000 California •..«• 76.0(0 Rhode Island•• 35.000 ' Connecticut ••• • 92000 South CaiclinoOO^tMiU Delaware.22.0(1!) Trune?-ce . • ■ • 67.UOH . Florida. 16.000 Texas .S4,0W> ueovia.II0-000 V-unurP.63000 Illinois.312.000 Virgin:-. • .9i» 000 ' Indiana.v7().0ti0 Wnco.isin • !5a.<M«i ; Iowa.135,000 —*- - i Kansas.21.0(H) V '33 000 j Kentucky.186.000 - ! onirianl. 75 000 territories. Maine. 1:25.000 Colorado.6.000 Maryland. 120.000 Dakotah.1.0U) M issacliusetts* 246.000 IS'eiu a-k.i • • 6.0"0 Michigan ••• • 150.000 Nevada.. 1.0(0 Minnessota.... 32 000 New Mexico.. 13 000 Mississippi ••• • 71,000 Utah.8.000 Missouri. 211,000 Washington.. 2,000 New Hampshire 65.000 JOist. Columbial4.000 New Jersey •••. 181.000 - New York-... 778 000 51 000 North Carolinal32 000 -- Ohio . 46.8.000 Aggregate•5.484,000 It will thus appear that in the free States there are 3.778,000 white males between the ages of 18 and 45. and 1, 655.000 in the slaveholding Slates. For What are the Northern People Fighting. To judge of the feeling at the North, by the public speeches and the tone of the press, we should suppose ihe people at the North believed ihnt their homes and their firesides, were in danger of a Southern invader. This is all a delusion. The people of the South, as yet, do not wish to disturb the people at the JNorth, in the enjoyment of anything that justly belongs to them. All that we ask, is, that they stay at home and enjoy ail the blessings that God has given them, and leave us to ourselves, to work out our own destiny m in our own way. We don't want their houses or their lands. We don’t want Washington City, unless Maryland shall join us; in that case Washington would be long to us, and we shall take it, but at present, we do not want anything that be longs to them. What then a re they fight ing for ? They say, to uphold the Gov ernment. If Mr. Lincoln confines the operations of las Government to those States that acknowledge his authority, we shall not interfere with his Government; we shall attend to our own atF.nis. But they say they are fighting to maintain 'he Union. This is a most transparent hum bug. The Union is lost, irrecoverably lost, and a million of bayonets could not pin it together again. It was sacrificed upon the Chicago platform, and the conduct of the Northern people is every day making the gulf which separates us wider and deeper. What then are the Northern people fighting us for ? It can be for noth ing else but revenge. They had better stop and count the cost. If the War goes on, the Southern people will not always remain on ihe defensive; and we will tell them a solemn truth, that New York and Boston, are as likely to be sacked before it closes, as Charleston or Savannah.— [Georgia Southern Union. Mr. Russt li’s Fourth Letter to the Lon don Times. The following is a short extract which we clip from Mr. Russell’s fourth letter to the London Times. It is dated at Nor folk, V^a., April loth—just after the (all of Fort Sumter: Sumter has fallen at last. So much j may he accepted. Before many hours I ' hope to stand amid the rums of a spot which will probably become historic, and has already made more noise in the world than ns guns, gallant as the defence may have been. The news will produce an extraordinary impression at New York — it will disconcert stock jobbers and derange he most ingenious speculations. But con siderable as may be its resulis in any part }f the Union, I venture to say that no where will the shock cause such painful :onvulsions as in the Cabinet of Washing on, where there appeared to exist the Host perfect conviction that the plan for he relief of Sumter could not fail to be luccessful either through the force of the ■xpedition provided for that object, or hrough the unwillingness of the leaders it Charleston to fire the first shot, and to ompel the surrender of the place by actu d hostilities. The confidence of Mr. Seward in the strength of the name and he resources of the United States Federal government must receive a rude blow, hut iis confidences are by no means of weak y constitution, and it will be long ere he an bring himself to think that all his pro hecies must be given up one after an ther before the inexorable logic of facts, j rhich his vaticinations have been in "irre ressible conflict.” It seems to me that j i Ir. Seward has all along undervalued the Pirit and the resolution of the Southern 'ave States, or that he has disguised from I thers the sense he entertains of their ex- i mt and vigor. The days assigned far1 i ie life ol the secession has not yielded up : ie ghost. The bravado of the South has ' \tn sustained by the deed* which render' \ '.treat from its advanced position impos- * r Vc. | J I ^ Bill Arp t^bei-Mnkhora. \r Mh. LiNiiin)nw—i5(i.f:, These urefo j form you that wejire.^J. well, and 1,,,!' -ilirflrlfw Tine* may fin'd you ,0 *#,„ ^ ; We got your, prok lama shun, and „s v j have put us on mighty blunt not is, „ ^ i of us boys baa concluded to write »o yo | and ax lor a little more time. The f„ ,.U’ • we are most obleeged to have a few | day*, for the way things is hapmn. us J* I terly on possible for us to disperse u, j days. Old Virpiiu.y and Tennessee,„aj | Noitb Carolina, are continually apgriva | tin us into tumults and karousements atl(j i a body cant disperse until you pm a „ J ' io sicb unruly conduct on ilieir p.irt °‘j J tried my darnde.-l yesterd y to disperse and retire, but it was no go; and besides your Marshal here aim doing a daiiit|n„„ —he don’t read the riot act nor remou^ irate, nor nothin, and' ought to be turned out If yon conclude to do *o, I a,„ Hlu thorized to rekomfnond to you Cnpt Coop. eror'Mr. McClung, or perhaps myself would attend to die business as well ils most any body. The fact is the boys amuiid here want watchin. or they’ll i,,^ soiiieihin. A few days ago I heard they L «unoui,d-jd two ol our best citizens be cause they was named Fort ami Sumttr. Most of them are so Lot they fairly s,2 when you pour water on ’em, and that’s the way tiiey make up their military coin panies here now—-when a man applies to jtne the volunteers, they sprinkle him and if he sizzt-s they take him and if he dont they dont. 7 Mr. Linkhorn, sir, privately speaking, I’m >i fra id I’ll git in a tight place hero p among these bloods, and have to elope out f of it, und I would like much to have your i I Scotch cap and cloak, what you traveled in to Washington. I suppose you would not be likely to use the same disguise again when you left, and therefore 1 vvonld __ _n _i _u j" w •• w * * r ' * v ■ v v » ijvi wuiu get tny plow britches and coat to you in 8 or 10 days if you can wait*, that long I want you to write to me immediately about things generally, and let us know where you intend to do your fightm. You proklamashun says somethin about takin possession of ihe public property at “*!/// Hazards." We can’t find nosicha place on the maps. 1 thought it must be about Charleston, or Savannah, or Har per’s Ferry, but they say n ain’t anywhere down South. One man said it was a lit. tie factory on an island in Lake Cham, plain, where they made sand bags. My opinion .is that sand hag business wont j pay, and it is a great wait of money. Our boys here carry their sand in their giz z.irds where it keeps belter, and is always f handy. I’m afraid your government is givinyounnd your kangaroo a heap of unnecessary trouble, and my humble ad vice is if ibings dont work better scion, you’d better grease it or trade the darned old thing off. I’d take rails or anything for it—if I could see you I’d show you a slight of hand trick ibat would change ihc whole concern imo buttons quick. If you don’t Made, or do something else with it soon, it will spile or die on your hands certain. Give my respects io Bill Suard and the othher members of ihe kangaroo. What’s Hannibal done i 1 don’t hear anything from him now adays.. Yours with care. Bill A*r. P. S.— If you can possibly extend that order to 30 days, days, do so. We have sent you the discount in advance, on a check at Harper's Ferry ( wliQ-feeeps-that - | darned old Ferry now?—its givn> us a heap of trouble) hut if you positively wont extend, we ll send you a check, drawn by Jeff Davis, Beauregard endorser, pwyable on sight anywhere. Yours, "B. A. • *’ * Tut Ci ncinxati War Ships—The people down South must be on the lookout lor the war ships of Cincinnati is fitting om to lake ’em in. One of the fleet, the Conewago, is an ancient hind wheel pro pellar, and, if age is an advantage, she ought to he tougti enough without the iron plates, three inches thick, that are to bind her sides. The A. O. Taylor, too.fis to have her sides bound in with the aforesaid plates of triple iron or steel She is one of the famous tad-pole line that can easily make fourteen miles in fifteen hours up stream, and what a splendid mark she’d he for the Southern hearts to fire at. Why, if the gunners at Fort Wright were to see her in sight at daylight they could go to breakfast at thp»r leisure and get back to their guns in time to give her a pill or two at convenient range, and if she should happen to turn her tail to run away, what an awful mark her stern would be to shoot at. She is as broad as long, and it would he like battering a huge clapboard barn.— [Louisville Courier, 14th. ■-*—— - The Plan.—I am at last enabled to send you a comprehensive announcement >f the governmental policy concerning rffensive movements. It is the intention )f ibe President to crush out this rebel* iori, if possible, before the 4th of July, 1861. lie has determined and ordered hat, if it be practicable, simultaneous at* acka be made upon Norfolk, Richmond, larper’s Ferry and Pensacola, and that a lotilla be sent down the Mississippi river, riiere is to be no trifling. Good citizen* vill he protected, but traitors will be hung* nd their property will be confiscated'-'* Washington Cor. N Y. Time*