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VOLUME I. NO. 13.
jjY J. C. MOHUILL. pOBLlSHED TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS. *fA YEAR-$2 FOR SIX MONTHS, ™ INVAKIAMLY IN’ ADVANCE. RATES OF ADVERTISING: One Square, ten lines or less, fl for the firs) insertion, 50 cents for each one following. 3 mos. 6 mos. 1 year, 4 Squares.12 00 18 24 t so„arCs.18 00 20 30 One-fourth Column--20 00 25 45 One-half Column.35 00 50 65 Three fourths Col’n--45 00 60 75 One Column.50 00 75 1 00 Advertisements rnay be renewed at any time 5j,y paying for composition, $1 per 1000 enis. ^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 uuftices, etc., charged as transient advertise ments. Personal advertisements, if admissable, will Tie charged double the above rates, and must Ibe paid for in advance. Publications intended to advance private in 'terest, will be charged at the regular rates of advertising. Simple announcements of Deaths, when the facts are furnished will be published as items _ . i_l _u:~ t.ik.dnn ~p 'ti L II cna ) w.w ---. respect will be charged for as advertisements, at half the usual rates. w Announcing candidates for State and District offices, $7$ County offices, $5-; Town ship, offices $3, invariably in advance. W ]alls oi^persons to become candidates are charged at the usual rates, except when pet suns making the calls are subscribers to our paper. Payment in advance. (jyPolitical circulars charged as adver tisements. er Advertisements not ordered for a spe cified time, will be inserted till forbidden, and oharged for accordingly. (jyAll advertising to be paid for quarterly. CITIZEN‘S Job Office! Having secured the services of a supe rior JOB PRINTER, the Citizen Oif ce is prepared te accom modate its customers WITH EVERY DESCRIPTION OF PRINTING, prompt lx. CARDS, BILL HEADS, HANDBILLS, CIRCULARS, Etc., printed in the neatest style. We have an 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, which renders the face of the paper free from indention by the typo. (£y*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 »f charges as LOW as the LOWEST. 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 Off ice. 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 yon Buy your SILVER. WARE, — YOUR— Tabic Cutlery ! CASTORS. —AND— CLOCKS! Wife bought thera at 253 Main Street. The Ladies all think they can get rather BETTER BARGAINS ' —AT MERRIMAN’S THAN AT ANY OTHER PEACE. J. E. MERRIMAN & CO., Ne. 253.Main Street.No. 253. MEMPHIS, TENN. Oct. 10. OUR T WE JYTIE TH 1’E.IK — IN— MEMPHIS. Stock Hore Extensive than 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 WORK Done in the best manner, and with DESPATCH! F. H. CLARK & CO., NO. 1, Clark’s Marble Block, MEMPHIS.TENN. Jan. 2, 1861- [6rn ___ ,MP»UM ei> property oi* bee IVA VISTA STREET FOR SAI.E. THE East half of LOT No 6, Block 2ft, on Buena Vista street, in lies Arc, is offered for sale on reasonable terms. rlhe building was formerly occupied bv J W. Wallace, as a Family Grocery. The location is one of the best iii town. For term*, &c., apply to jau 18—tf] J- V MOKhlLL. CONFEDRACY OFFICIALS. PRESI D KNT : JEFFERSON DAVIS, of Mississippi. ^ vice president: ALEXANDER H. STEPHENS, of Georgia. cabinet: Robt. Toombs, of Gn., Secretary of State, C. C. Mkmminger, of S. C., Sec. of Treasury. L. P. Walker, of Ala., Secretary of War. J. H. Reagan, op Texas, Postmaster-Gen’l. 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. Stirinan, Secretary of State. Oliver Basham, State Treasurer, J. F. Ritchie, Land Attorney and S. Collector. John M. Harrell, Solicitor General. JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT. Supreme Court. E. H. English, Chief Justice. F. W. Comjtlf,;} Associate Justices. J. L. Hollowell, Attorney General. Luke E. Barber, Clerk and Reporter. Federal Court. David Pingo, Judge. Eastern District. —--, District Attorney. J. G. Halliburton, Marshal. Richard Searcy, Clerk. Western District. , Granville Wilcox, District Attorney. James M. Brown, Marshal. John B. Ogden, Clerk. Chancery Court at Little Rock. U. M. Rose, Chancellor. Gorden N. Feay, Clerk and Receiver. ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE OF MAILS. Levin Harrison, p. m. Fort Smith.—Arrives Mondays and Thurs days at 2 p. in. Leaves Tuesdays and Satur days 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. m. [Sam Hale.—Capt. C. W. Coles—arrives at Des Arc on Tuesdays, from Napoleon, and touches heie for her downward mails on Thurs 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 6 p. in.— Leaves Mondays at 7 a. m. Brownsville.—Arrives Saturdays at 6 p. in. Leaves Fridays at 7 a. in. Cotton Plant.—Arrives Saturdays at 11 a. in. 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 11 o’clock ; also, at night. Bapcist Church—corner of Erwin and Park streets—Elder Needham Holland. Divine Service every J^ord’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. carter, mccauley & t o., DEALERS IN Staple and Fancy Dry Goods, BOOTS, SHOES, HATS, CAPS, Ready-Made Clothing, Cutlery and Queensware. SEARCY, ARK. Janll-ly. F. M. ROBINSON, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALER IN Groceries and Produce ! —ALSO — Receiving, Forwarding ^.Com mission merchant, DES ARC.ARKANSAS. febl3 A. WHIPPLE. ARCH RfcrtT>. M. O. HOPKINt. PLANING MILL. —AND— lwsnb®® YAM»i SASH, DOORS AND BLINDS, WE have recently built a large addition tt our Plaining Mill, and fitted up our manufacturing department with all the mo dem machinery for the manufacture of Sash, Doors, Blinds, Moulding; Mantels, Door and Window Frames, Casings, Cornice, Brackets, Newel Posts, Turning and Scroll Work, of every style. We have on band a large stock of Lumber of all kinds, Flooring, White Pine and Poplar Weather-boarding, Sheeting Shin gles, Fencing, and a large lot of Cedar Posts. Our manufacturing department is under the supervision of an experienced foreman, and we flatter ourselves that as to price, quality, style and durability we can compete with any simi lar establishment in the United States. Oi ders promptly filled. __ WHIPPLE, REID & CO. Planing Mill, near the Bayou on Madison Street, Memphis, Tenn. Sept. 5, 1800—ly. ___•_ Faints, Oil and Turpentine, 4 LWA YS on hand and for sale, by /Y fel.181 STKWART BRO’S. Extortion.—Wo copy the following from the Lynchburg Republican: We hope that no man in the present crisis of affairs will lake advantage of the necessities of the people by advancing the prices of their goods, wares and merchan dise. He who does it is no belter than Hook of revolutionary memory. A mer chant who has bought bacon at 10 cents and sells it at 20, coffee at 14 and seifs it at 25, flour at 5 and sells it at 10, is an enemy of his race and country. No pa triot will do it. Every friend of humanity will execrate it. Our merchants should seM everything they have on hand at their usual prices; when they have to purchase new supplies at advanced rates, then they should sell at a reasonable advance only. Otherwise the poor of our town and coun try will be unable to live at all, especially when we have a hundred thousand volun teers in the field. Every dollar extorted from the necessities of our people is just so much aid and comfort to the enemy. We hope every man who respects himself, and loves his country and regards human ity, will frown down all approaches to ex tortion.” — . .. Galvanic Submarine Batteries.—' We would suggest the depositing of Mag netic Sub-marine Batteries at half a dozen points on the Mississippi River between Cairo and Vicksburg. These batteries to be sunk privately and each managed by a single scientific gentleman, who might, if properly arranged the whole width of the channel, deal destruction most complete to any craft or floating bat tery which might be sent down the Fa thpr nf Wntpra hv fhn finunda nf Chinnorn *» w or Cincinnati. Will the constituted authorities look to this matter, and ascertain if more could not be accomplished, in one instant, by the means suggested, than could be effect ed against Iron Batteries in a month with all the cannon from Cairo to the mouth ? A Virginia Woman.—An incident like the following, furnished by a corres pondent of the Staunton Spectator, is truly worthy of record: ** As the Augusta, Rockbridge and Rock ingham troops marched down the valley to Harper’s Ferry, Mrs. Heter, a widow lady residing near the village of Middle town, in Frederick county, but at a con siderable distance from the road, gave ev idence of her kindness of heart and sym pathy for our weary men. She had a ta ble carried to the road-side, and with her own^hands, assisted by her servants, car ried but a quantity of milk, bread, pies and other comforts, and for two days fed from one to two hundred. At parting with them she said: “My only son, seventeen years of age has gone in a company from our neighborhood. If in the defense of your country, any of you should sicken or be wounded, and can get to my house, I will do all 1 can to minister to your comfort.” «♦ • » fi@“It is stated in a Missouri paper that a Mormon tax gatherer called upon a tough old trapper, who lived within his “circuit,” for taxes imposed .by Brigham Young for some purpose or other; the trap per listened to his demand quietly, and then said, with a grim smile: “Jus’ so; call on me a week from to-day, ahd I’ll pay you in Mormon scalps! The tax gatherer had not relumed at the latest ac counts. —.. -. During the Mexican war, the cel ebrated rowdy Massachusetts Regiment was stationed in the neighborhood of some of the Kentucky troops. It was previous to the taking of Vera Cruz. Dumpsy Glass, a private in the Kentucky Regi ment, was a wag, but very troublesome— often drunk, and spent most of his time in the guard-house. Being visited one day by an officer, who knew him at his best, who said : “Halloo, Dumps, in the guard house again ?” “Yes,” said Dumpsy, “it 'pears to me I spend most of my time in this d—d calaboose; but if I could get out here, I could tell Gen. Scott how he could take Vera Cruz without firing a gun.” In due time this remark reached the ears of the Commander-in-Chief. He visited the dissipated and imprisoned engineer, and accosted him saying he had been told that he had a plan to take Vera Cruz by strat agem, involving no loss of life. “Yes,” said Dumpsy, “if you’ll let me out, Gen eral, I’ll disclose my plan.” He was im mediately released, when he stepped up to the General’s ear and whispered to him, “take the Massachusetts Regiment, and place them in sight of Vera Cruz, and in less than two minutes I’m d—d if they don’t steal it.—[N. O. Delta. • . The Cincinnati Press says the poor women of that city gel eight cents each for making soldiers shirts. With the aid of sewing machines they can make three in a day. Heavy wages they make —twenty-four cents a day. A soldier’s daily rations are estimated at thirty-five cents. The poor women must feed, clothe and shelter themselves for less. Heaven help them. Campaigning Axioms. 1. One well fed, well equipped, well appointed brigade is worth two that aro ill provided. 2. In active service, three men die of un due exposure, bad food, and their own im prudeuces, where one is killed by shot or slab. 3. An easy, rational, nicely flitting uniform, with warm, substantial blanket, broad-soled boots or shoes and good wool en socks, will more conduce to efficiency in service than superiority in weapons. 4. The lightest possible head-covering with a good look-out for ventillation, will add a tenth to the distance a regiment can inarch in a day, while insuring increased comfort. 5. A small cotton handkerchief, or half a yard of the commonest sheeting, moist ened with water iti the morning and again at noon, and worn between the hat and the head, will protect the soldier from sun stroke and greatly diminish the discomfort and fatigue of a hot day's march. 6. A flat bottle covered with woolen cloth, the cloth being moLtened and the bottle Ailed with water in the morning, will keep reasonably cool throughout a long, hot day. 7. Of all villainous concoctions, the li quors sold by camp-followers are the most detestable and dangerous. They are more deadly than rifled cannon, and are sure to be taken just when they should not be. Every soldier who means to do his duty to his country should insist that all yenders of these poisons be drummed out of camp. 8. A good cook for each company, who knows bow to make suit meat juicy and tender, and to have it ready whenever and wherever it may be wanted, is equal to two doctors and four extra combatants. 9. Officers who love and care for their men while in repose never have to com plain of their conduct when in action. 10. A soldier whose heart is in the cause he fights for is worth two who fight for their pay. — . ---- What Wah nAs Cost the World.— The war preceding the treaty of Ryswick, in 1697, cost $130,000,000. TheBSpauish war of 1739, settled for at Aix-la-Chapelle, cost $270,000,000. The war of the Spanish succession cost $311,000,000. The treaty of Paris, in 1763, ended a bloody struggle, which cost $260,000,000. The war of American Independence cost England and this country $930,000, 000. The war of ten years, which is known as “The French Revolution of 1793,” coat $230,000,000. The war against the First Napoleon, which began in 1803 and ended in 1815, cost the extraordinary amount of $5,800, 000,000. The last Italian war, (not including the hostilities between Victor Emmanuel, Garibaldi, Bomba, etc.) cost $45,000, Q00. The last war in India cost England $38,000,000. The list might be doubled. Includes wars of which only definite statistics are on record. -. ■» • •» ■ Touching the Enemy on the Raw.— The New Orleans Bee, speaking of the operations of provateers that have been fitted out from that port says: ^ “A number of our prominent citizens own slock in these lucky privateers, and they have never known before such a pro fitable business. Their investments have been more than doubled in' a week, and will probably go on in like ratio. This great success, too, will give vast encour agement to many capitalists who have not yet embarked in privateering to do so. As the distant squadrons of the United States navy have been generally recalled, and the North has no war vessels to spare for the protection of its ships, every sea on the globe is a fruitful field for captures, and at the end of the war the South will have a splendid commercial marine of prizes within her own ports.” The Gulf Fbee to Slavers.—The Cuban slave trade, since the withdrawal of the United States squadron from the coast of Cuba, is said to be carried on with redoubled vigor. Six cargoes have been landed on the “ever faithful isle” since the 24th of March. The British Admiral Milne is said to have relaxed his vigi lance, and does not hesitate to say to American merchants that he is not going to do double duty, slave hunting, as he has been compelled to do since the withdrawal of the Yankees. —---—, Ex-President Fillmore has ac cepted the post of Captain of company G, Seventy-fourth regiment, New York. --»— The New York Post says there has been a remarkable decrease of crime in that city since the war commenced.