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J. C. MORRILL, EDITOR.
DES ARC, ARKANSAS: SATURDAY.JUNE 29, 1861. Contraband of War.—The organs of the Northern Government boasts that the Lincoln forces in Virginia have al ready seized about sixty thousand dollars worth of negro property. The slaves ac cording to the decision of the Secretary of War, who are captured in the South, are to be considered as property, contra band of war, they are made to work for their new taskmasters in throwing up in trenchments. The Northern people have denied that there could be such a thing as property in slaves, but now they find that doctrine practically advantageous to them, and they renounce it. ---- - The machinery recently used by the United States Government for the man ufacture of arms, has been removed from Harper’s Ferry by the Government of the Confederate States. All the machinery for the manufacture of the Minie Rifle, bayonet, bullet-mould, etc., has been re moved to Fayetteville, N. C., where it is intended to permanently establish a gen eral arsenal for the manufacture of small arms. This machinery cost the U. S. Government $1,000,000. The services of one hundred and one of the macbanics which were employed at Harper’s Ferry, have been secured, and they are now en gaged in Fayetteville—putting up the ma chinery. In a few weeks the Government of the Confederate States will have an es tablishment capable of turning out 250 Minie Rifles per month. * -- Tue Confederate and State Gov ernments.—A dispatch from a member of President Davis’ Cabinet says that the Government would accept of all volun teers who offer their services direct to the President, provided they are armed, even with common shot-guns and rifles, but they are not to leave the State with State arms against the Governor’s orders. The President recognizes the right of the Governor to control the arms which be long to the State—but^ie will receive sol diers under Wright’s bil£ ifjTrmed with out regard to being offered through the Governor. That Confederate Major.—It has leaked out that the “Virginia Major,” whom the Hessians boast of having cap tured at Little Bethel, is a veritable Con necticut Yankee tin pedlar. Major Titus C. Rice, of the late Virginia militia, and who was at large upon a parole of honor granted by Picayune Butler. --- fiSF* Geu. Clark, Chief of the Quar termaster’s Department for Gen. McCul loch’s Division, has telegraphed to Little Rock from New Orleaus, that he would bring with him arms sufficient for all the Confederate troops on this frontier. Gen. Clark may be looked for daily. — The Memphis banks have taken $100,000 of the loan to the Confederate States, loaned $70,000 to Memphis for war purposes, and $25,000 to Mississippi for the use of the camp at Corinth. -» - ftefTniliatory steps have been taken to establish a gun manufactory and powder mill in Pulaski county, Tenn. The re quisite amount of money has already been 1 subscribed. < -- --■ Pertinent.—If it takes Gen. Scott 3£ months to march his army 10 miles into 1 Virginia, how long will it take him to ' march to New Orleans through Virginia. , -■ -- Six members of the Garibaldi ! Guard have deserted from Washington, < and arrived at Manassas Junction. t --- : There is not a bridge now on the / Potomac from Georgetown to Cumber- , land, all having boon destroyed by our forces. The English Government Organ on American Affairs.—Those who doubt that England will recognize the in dependence of the Confederate States, will find little consolation in this para graph from Lord Palmerston’s official or gan of May 22. saying: The recognition of the thirteen North American Colonies by France, and the recognition of Mexico and the South American provinces formerly held by Spain, furnish a rule which the govern ment of Mr. Lincoln cannot, with any consistency, afford to disregard. Neither in France nor in this country will any hasty decision be pronounced ; but the time is rapidly arriving when the question must be considered ; for no one at the present time can doubt or question the (le facto independence of the Southern States. -- Western Floating Battery.—A Boston paper stales that Matthew D. Field, of Massachusetts, one of the noted Stockbridge family, has been sent to Cairo Illinois, by the government, to superintend as civil engineer, the construction of five floating batteries, each capable of carrying five hundred men, and destined to accom pany an expedition down the Mississippi river. Mr. Field was formerly one ol the engineers of the Atlantic Ocean cable. -- It is well known that a Southern lady who has figured considerable in Washington society, especially the politi cal part of it, has the reputation of having entertained secession spies of late. Among those of her rebel guests named, is ex Senator Wigfall, who, it is said, stopped at her home several days concealed. The Government is paying , some attention to this lady’s levees. They differ from those she formerly gave in this city. -- An Ohio correspondent of the New York Journal of Commerce writes: “There is an undercurrent of feeling among the masses opposed to the further prosecution of this war. Although most of the presses and leaders have been car ried away by the furor of the hour, still you will find that the masses of the people have not gone with them, and there is a great reaction going on daily. -■» - EJSf” The Boston Pilot ventures the opinion that “the frauds that have been cominited upon several regiments of vol unteers in the clothing and victualling de partment are quite as infamous as priva teering under the rebel flag, and robbing loyal merchants on the high seas.” -■«.--— The Baltimore Clipper declares that a number of sealed cars passed through' that city from Washington a few days since, which were filled with the Government archives, removed to Phili delphia by order of the Administration. -- B^f*The Cincinnati Commercial, after having carefully “reviewed the list of military apptfin/ments ijiade fPom Ohio,” trembles for the fate^of the abolition army “if a similar lack of judgement anjji dis crimination has t/een made in the whole I ict — - Mrs. Jackson, of Tazewell, drove Andy Johnson, ihe traitor, from her hotel, assu ring him that money could not purchase her provisions for such an ingrate. Hur rah for the Jacksons! --» » ♦- - Capt. Mercer, United States Na vy, who was reared in the Charleston Or phan House, is said to be in command of the steamer Wabash, now blockading that port. -- The Rebel Flower.—A Northern paper has the following: “The emblem used in some of the Rebel States is a curious flower which they work on their banners, and called the Rebel Flower. It is of such that the wreaths for their heroes are made.’ We have seen no banner with such “cu rious flower.” says the Charleston Mer cury, but the Rebel Flower has been known in our State since the Revolution. Dr. Garden, in his “Anecdotes of the Revolution,” relates the following incident which shows that the “Camomile” re vived the name of the Rebel Flower from i patriotic lady of the Rebel State of south Carolina: “An officer, distinguished by his inhu nanity and constant oppression of the tnfortunate, meeting Mrs. Charles Elliott n a garden adorned with a great variety )f flowers, asked the name of the ‘Camo nile,’ which appeared to flourish with a reculiar luxuriance. ‘The Rebel Flower’ ihe replied. ‘Why was that name given o it i said the officer. ‘Because,’ re oined the lady, lil thrives most when most ratnpled upon.' V wreath of Rebel Flowers for every Rebel hero, Vii'l nought shall meet the eye but 'leeds of; .honor ..—mutt England and the United States.. No one now in llie United Stales can he supposed lo be as well informed as to the intentions and policy of the British Government toward the United Slates in the present crisis as Geo. M. Dallas, late American Minister to the Court' of St. James, who has just returned, and who is fresh from communication, by virtue of his position, with the leading statesmen of that nation. What he says of matters is thus stated in the Philadelphia correspon dence of the New York Tribune. Mr. Dallas converses very unreservedly about the feelings of die British Ministry towards this Government. He believed the Ministry to be hostile to us, and that Lord John Russell’s early recoguition of the rebels as beligerents was not a prema ture declaration to be repented of hereaf ter, but a deliberate policy to be adhered to. as far as it goes. He is disposed to believe that the great arbiter is Colton — that as the stock on hand will keep the English mills employed until November, the Ministry will not openly countenance the rebellion until it is ascertained wheth er the new crop is to be exported or not. If we crush the rebels and permit the new crop to be exported, all will be satisfactory to John Bull; if we fail to do so, and John Bull has to do without cotton, then some occasion will be found to gel up a difficul ty and force the blockade. If the war here continues until November. Bull will keep tolerably quiet, making only an oc casional roaring. Hence, as the time for shipping the new crop approaches, the question of how England means to act will be more clearly answered. Mr. Dal las thinks that if the Ministry were to be too openly for the rebellion now, Exeter Hall would turn them out forthwith, while unless they made some show of favoring the Cotton Lords, they would do the same thing; so as it is for office, after all, that they are contending, their future policy Will be just such as they may think the most likely to insure to them a continu ance of power. He is of opinion that France and England will pursue an iden tical policy with respect to us, bo that what it may. -- The Light of Returning Reason. The war spirit in many parts of the Notth seems to be on the wane. The Hartford Courant, recognized as the chief organ of Abolitionism in Connecticut, dis courses as follows, in a recent number: Public opinion in the North seems to be gradually settling down in favor of the recognition of the new Confederacy by the federal government. The thought of a bloody and protracted civil war, except as a matter of absolute necessity, is abhor ranl to all; and its issues may be as peril ous to the victors as to the vanquished. To subjugate the seceded States by force of arms, and to compel them to remain in the Union, if it be possible, must involve great expenditures of treasure and life, and can result only in changing the pres ent alienation into deadly hostility and incurable hale. If they remain in the Union they must do so as peers of the other States, and not as conquered prov inces. . Seven States have seceded from the Union. The act is revolutionary, and might be punished with all the severiiy the crime of revolution demands. But the movement was not checked, as it might easily have been, at the beginning. The Cabinet of Mr. Buchanan, if not Mr. Buchanan himself, helped on the treason. The present Administration must deal with the matter as it stands ; not simply as a Question of practical politics. The forcible subjugation of these States, under existing circumstances, is not to be thought of. —. « • ♦ Lord Brougham Down on Anti Slavery Meetings in England.—A noteworthy sign of the times is the uncere monious manner in which Lord Brougham snubs the abolitionists who have been proposing meetings in London with a view to give an anti-slavery cast to the war. In the House of Commons, during a debate growing out of a question to ministers concerning the Spanish acquisi tion of St. Domingo, Lord B. said ; There were meetings being held in this country which he entirely deprecated — meetings which ought not to be held— meetings at one of which six or seven weeks ago he had himself promised to preside, but when he found, after what had taken place in the United Slates, that it was called a meeting on American slavery, he said on no account, and by no means whatever, would have anything to do with holding, presiding, or attending a meeting of that description. He strongly recommended all whom his voice might reach to abstain from holding such meet ings. At the present moment it could not fail to do great mischief in our relations to Ameaica, if anything like agitation took place on a question whereupon the Americans of the South, and almost all , Americans, were peculiarly sensitive and jealous; it would be the worst possible calamity, and might endanger the peace of the country, without serving the slave, jut rather postponing indefinitely his liber- : ition. ' < mww)IW»»*uhwi.. -u"JI inmi.w»«"WH»'»J.«g^Pl Important News from Europe. Probable Recognition of the Southern Confederacy by the Powers of the Old , World—82,000,000 to be Advanced on Cotton Crop—The Blockade to be Raised — The Victory of the Missourians Con firmed. We were shown last night a latter from a bearer of dispatches from the Southern Commissioners in Europe to a gentlemen j high in authority hero, which contains the, most cheering intelligence. The bearer of the despatches is well known in this city as a gentleman entirely reliable. He landed iu Canada and making his way through that province to Chicago, succeed ed in eluding the vigillance of the Black Republicans and reached Nashville yes terday. He immediately dispatched a special messenger to Gen. Pillow, with a letter to the effect that his documents in tended for President Davis convey the cheering intelligence that the sum of $2, 000,000 has been*offered to bp advanced upon our cotton crop alone, and that the Southern Confederacy will'anon be ac knowledged as one of the powers of the Earth. The letter also says that England and France have dispatched twenty addi tional ships of the line to our shores, and that the blockade will be raised by the 1st of November. He says that England and France are with us in sentiment, and that our flag will soon be recognized by their governments. The foregoing, important and cheering as it is to the patriotic cause, we believe to be perfectly reliable, and every heart can but rejoice at the speedy solution of our difficulties. The bearer of dispatches, as before sta ted, passed through Indiana and a portion of Illinois. The following extracts from i • i i • i • i n l IJIS ItJtltfl, UlJJUlJillllig illiutljfl OUUlUCUi yictory in Missouri, and confirming the Southern account in regard to the victory at Roonville, will be read with interest. “The Western troops are concentrating at Marietta, Ohio, and in Missouri. They are withdrawing part of the force from Cai ro for these points. Two hundred cavalry passed through Indianapolis on the 20th, for Western Virginia. “Wallace and his regiment, composed of 1,100 men from Indianapolis, have been cut off at Cumberland, Md., and are sup posed to have been killed or taken prison ers. The news from Missouri you have by telegram, but the i'tale troops were vic torious—that is, they lost only four killed and wounded, while the federalslost twen ty killed. The State troops number 000 — some say 600 the federals3,000 -- Andy Johnson’s Lineage.— The Knoxville Register of the 18th inst., says: We have in possession a letter from a gentleman in Alabama, who authorizes his name to be used if necessary, who was in South Carolina a short time since, and had the curiosity to trace Johnson’s lineage; and heavers beyond a doubt that lie is of Tory descent. Absolom Johnson, the grandfather of Andy, was a lory of the blue light stripe all through the Revolutionary War. and all the descend ants and family connections in that State are branded with toryism to this day. For further information on this point, the correspondent refers to old and respected citizens about Spnrlausburg C. II., and Union C. H. South Carolina. With these antecedents and the pecuniary slake Johnson has in the subjugation of Ten nessee, his desperate efforts 10 foment civ il war may be understood. Queiiy.— If four dogs with sixteen legs can catch forty-nine rabbits with eighty-seven legs in forty-four minutes, how many legs must the same rabbits have to fret aavav from eitrht drum wild thirty-two legs in seventeen minutes and a half? Solution.—Add together the rabbits and the tails of the dogs, and divide the amount by three big dogs; this leaves four bushels of barks and thirteen pounds of hair. Take the fraction of the rabbits, add six inches of snow, multiply by a dog fight. Then divide by a man with a double-barrelled shotgun, and add a side of fresh meat. Multiply by halfas many legs as three times a less number of rab bits would have had, and divide by one third of the time it would take for the rab bits to get away from the dogs, less seven teen and a half minutes. The result depends upon the size of the dogs. --- 21r’Geu. Henningsen, of Nicaragua fame, is a private in the Hillyer Rifles, a company which passed through Augusta on Monday last for Virginia. -- £sStT~With b malignity scarcely credi- ; ble, the New York Times calls upon, and solemnly and earnestly urges, the Lincoln government to put its prisoners of war to ; lealh as traitors. J -♦ •-+---- ' “Ain’t it wicked to rob dis chick- 1 oost, Dick?” “Dai’s a great moral question, Gumbo; j ve hain’t time to argue it now; hand l lown another pullet.” -- B&* When we get tired of all the j deasures within our reach, we can have j m unfailing resource in thinking of those ’ hat are out of it, •m* wiMm w mjmummuM vam From the Memphis Avalanche.] Arkansas Boys. Hurrah for (he Arkansas boys, hurrah, Hurrah, hurrah, hurrah, hurrah. With rifle in hand and bayonet bright, And bowie-knives gleaming, we’ll on to the fight. And woe to the men who old Lincoln obey If ever we meet them in battle array. Hurrah, hurrah, hurrah, Hurrah for the Aikansas boy3. • > Hurrah for the Arkansas boys, hurrah, Hurrah, hurrah, hurrah, hurrah. We’ll follow bold Cleburne wherever he leads ’Mid the thickest of fights and bravest of deeds, And above the loud battle’s confusion and noise Shall be heard the wild shout of the Arkansas boys. Chorus, etc. Hurrah for the Arkansas boys, hurrah, Hurrah, hurrah, hurrah, hurrah, Our flag shall always be nearest the foe, A banner of triumph where’er it may go. ’Twas the gift of dear woman, and while ia our trust, Shall never be taken, or trail in the dust. Chorus, etc. Hurrah for the Arkansas boys, hurrah, Hurrah, hurrah, hurrah, hurrah. Our cause it is just, and that cause we’ll main tain, Though our best life’s blood be poured out like rain. We’ll fight till each foe in the dust has gone down, And Cod will our efforts with Victory crown. Chorus, etc. -♦♦♦ The Host. Tennessee Convention The Convention of Union men at Green* vilie adjourned last Thursday. They pass ed resolutions providing for memorializing the Legislature for the separation of East Tennessee from the State ; make provis ions for the election of members to a gen eral convention to in-et at Kingston, at some future time, at the cali of the Presi dent; appoint Messrs. O, P. Temple, John Netherlund, and J. P. McDowell Commissioners to the Legislature; and request the members of that body from East Tennessee to take their seats imme diately. Tins action is regarded as a decided tri umph ol the consei vative in that section of the State, and as offering some prospect of the ultimate acquiescence of the people in the action of the majority.—rBulIeiiu ot 2.5th. NOTICE JOHN C. JOHNSON and all others con cerned. are hereby notified that, on Satur day July 13th, 1H(H. at 10 o’clock of said day, I shall proceed Intake deposition:, before P. P. Crawfoi d, a justice of the peace of Rich land Township, at my residence in said Town ship, to be read in evidence before the State land agent at Jacksenport, on the lNlJi day of July, lSlil, to contest the legal right to my pre-emption on the N. K \ of S. K. ] of See. 11, T. <>N R. 2 West, and the N. W j of N. E. j of Sec. 23.T. li N. R. 2 West, at which time and place they can appear and cross-ex amine my witnesses, and also pioduce their own. if they sec proper, allowing me Hie same privilege. F. G. BARBEE, Cotton Plant, Ark., June 21 IStil 3t. G. W. ELLINGTON, XJEKTTIWT, a AS permanently located in Des Arc. and is prepared to operate in every branch of his profession. Work done in Die best and most approved style. All operations warranted. He oilers his services to the citizens of Brownsville, Austin, Hickory Plains and Cot ton Plant and surrounding country. He will go any where sent for. (J33t"()ffiee in Catlin’s new building, next door to J. E. Gatewood’s law office on Buena. Vista Street. octl7-ly .___ * TO ACC INTERESTED. During my absence, my books, Notes, Accounts, ke., will be found at W. B. Crocker k Co’s., wlio are fully au thorised to settle any of my business. LEViN HARRISON. Des Ahc, June 18, 1861—tf. VACUABCE RESIDENCE F O R SAL E O 11 R E N T. Nine rooms, large cistern, WELL, SMOKE HOUSE, STA BLE, &c., in Buena Vista street, opposite the Public Square, in JJes Arc, If not sold by tbe 15th of August, may be rented by a respectable ten xnt,, (who will board a gentleman and lady,)' iither tor a residence, boarding house or tav 2rn. For particulars, address JOHN H. QUISENBERRY. ■Tune 11, 1861—lm. NOTICE TO PENSIONERsT Auditoii’s Office, ) Lillie Rock, Jlrk,, June 8. 1801. $ r|TllE following is the third section of air X ordinance adopted by the State Conven ion, 28th May, 1861, vi/. : ‘•Section 8. Be it further ordained, That t shall be the duty of the United States peu iion agent for the State of Arkansas, or other person having possession of the same, to deliv er up to the Auditor, the pension roll, and all looks and papers perta ling to such agency, tnd the Auditor, upon the application of any tensioner, and proof being filed as required by lie laws of the United States, shall issue his variant upon the Treasurer of., this State for ^ he amount due such pensioner to the 6lh of Vlay 1,861.” Having received the rolls I am prepared to >ay claims properly authenticated and pres ented. The proof must embrace the whole ime up to the 6th of May, 1861, as but one varrant will be drawn in favor of any one laimant. Should any pensioner have died between the ime of the last payment and the 6th May, 1861» he date of the death must be proven. The u oof in all cases must be made as required by he laws of the United States. W, R, MILLER. Auditor. Tune 18, 1801.