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g^"All advertising to be paid for quarterly.
We 1h,/8 supplied ourselves with a good
assortment of Printing Material, and are
ready to execute all kinds of Job Printing, on
reasonable terms.
We are prepared to print Pamphlets, Cata
logues, Posters, large or small, Cauls, Ball
ficke'.B, 8iii Heads, Blanks of every descrip
tion, tor Clerks, Sheriffs, Justices of the
Peace, Constables, Nee.
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C o m a; i s s # o n c r for 11» e
Ail the 5J. S. District Courts,
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Forth# State of Arkansas, and all the States
and Territories in the Union.
Prompt and special attention paid to the1
taking of Depositions on Commissions.
nov20-ly • ,
A. R. Mendenhall,
Poster Street—near Harvey’s X
DES ARC,-.Arkansas.
Manufactures rifles, shot
4*tins and Pistols Repair d,
and all other work done to order
and warranted.
fi^TBaMS—Exclusively cash.
March 27, 1861—ly.
Cr a r v i n , Melt <0 o.,
T M P 0 R T E R S and Wholesale Dealers in
FOREIGN and domestic
Suit manufacturers of (Slotting,
NOS. 442 and 444 MAIN ST., North Side,
. (Between Fifth and Sixth.)
janCly. Louisville, Ky»
HAS permanently located in
Des Arc, and is prepared to
’operate in every branch of his
profession. Work done in the best and most
approved style. All operations warranted.
He offers his services to the citizens of
Brownsville, Austin, Hickory Plains and Cot
t-on Plant and surrounding country. He will
go any where sent for.
^ (S^f'Offico in Catlin’s new building, next
door to J. E. Gatewood’? law oilice on Buena
Vista Street. cetl7-ly
M N- ^nfCKERy Co.iHnues tl.e prac
. V M°f b s Profe9si°n. and offers his ser
couutrvthe C'tlZenS 0t Des Arc and adjacent
(^ Particular attention given to the dis
crises of females. June 12, 1861_tf. 1
TAR. W.M BETHELL,tenders his pro
P fess,lona! services to the citizens of Des
Arc and adjacent country. IKS?* Office
Balsly’s Drug a»re,,,h,rt he^b, f",„d,
except when professionally engaged. jan23-tf
, J)B- J- D. SMITH, having located one
mile northwest of Taylor’s Bend, (on
■ the farm formerly owned by Hon. Joseph
• Evans,) oilers his professional services to the
' public.
cW F.ron?.bis experience in the treatment
of Chronic diseases of females, he is enabled
( to insure a cure—Cancer excepted. [jan23-]y
Dlv. J. J. LANE, Resident Physi
cian, Des Ark, Ark., tenders his services
l f° citizens of Des Arc and adjacent coun
i fry* From his experience, he hopes to share
i J*. 'eaf:t a portion of the patronage of the pub
lic. Office ou Buena Vista street, at Balsly’s
Diug Store. janl6-tf.
: TIB.. A. D. LOWRY, having perma
iJ nently located six miles west of Des Arc,
1 on the road leading to Hicko v Plain, is pre
pared to attend calls promptly in his profes
__ _ janl6-ly
Dlt. J. W. BURNEY, Physician and
Surgeon, West Point, Aikansas. Offers
his professional services to tin citizens of the
town and adjacent country. [auglo tf
TAR. \\. F. WALSH, having located at
1/ Des Arc, offers his Prosessionai. Ser
vices to the public. flails promptly at
tended to. may29,1858- ly*
/ 1 ATE WOOD & KENT, Attorneys
\T at Law, Des Arc, Ark., will practice
their profession in ths counties of Prairie,
Arkansas, Monroe, St. Frauds, Jackson,
White, Conway and Pope.
(£5T Office ill Catlin’s new budding, Buena
• 0 at Law, Des Arc, Arkansas, will prac
tice in Prairie, White, Jackson, Monroe, St.
Francis, and adjoiningcounties. Office
op Lyon Street. feb27-tl!.
s. w. williams. j. v. martin.
at Law, Little Rock, Ark. Will
practice in the counties of Pulaski, Prairie,
Perry, Yell, Pope, Conway, White, Jackson,1
Monroe, Arkansas, Jefferson, Hot springs and
Saline, and in the Supreme and Fedtral Courts,
aLLittle Rock. jy 18, 1860. j
BURNER & JONES, Attorneys at
Law, Brownsville, Arkansas. Will at
tend promptly to all business enteusted to
them. jan-l-tf.
O H. HEMPSTEAD, Attorney at Law. I
0 • Little Rock, Arkansas. Ofificwn Mark
ham street. jlnll-tf.
0 ANTT & BRONAUGH, Attorneys
at Law, Brownsville, Arkansas. Will
attend promptly to any business collided to
them. seitldtf
T E. GATEWOOD, Attorney at
(.J , Law, Des Arc, Prairie county, Arkansas.
Will practice in the counties of Prairie, Ar
kansas, Monroe, St. Francis, Jackson, White,
Conway, and Pope. Will investigate Land
Tilles, and act as General Land Agent.
Prompt attention given to all business eitrust
ed to him.
Office—First door up stairs, one door
East of John Jackson & Co.’s, Store.
Ai&ccH 2@dlflcS@ ©if P®tfca&sJlL
Prepared from fresh root, ihe
only kind on which physicians or the
public can rely, old root being inert. Its
components are extolled by some of the uost
distinguished physicians in the world* as
Fordyce, Brodie, Bell, &c., for the cure of
Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Syphilis, Scrofula,
Diseases of the Eyes. Ears, Head and Skin,
Throat, Neck, Lungs, Liver, Kidneys, Splein,
Stomach, Bladder, Womb, Female Complain s,
Dropsy, Old Sores, ( McGown’s Ointment to
be applied,) Tumors, Pimples, Eruptiols,
&c. It makes the skin Clear and Smooth, aid
should be used in Spring and Summer to R;
rify the Blood and prevent Sickness. Larie
bottle, $1 50. Small, $1 00.
Dr. T. McGown’s Essence of
Tar—A certain cure for Bowel Complaints
and Diseases of the Lungs.
Dr. T. McGoWit’s Dogwood ant
Eron—A certain and permanent cure far
Chills and Fever, Ague Cake or Enlarge!
.Spleen, Night Sweats, Debility, Dyspepsia
&c., &c.
Prepared and sold at No. 143 Main street,
Memphis, where Drugs and Medicines may
be purchased cheap for cash.
Sold in Des Arc, Arkansas, by
G. L. BALSLEY Druggist.
Atlanta by Corn & Dobbins ; Grand Giuize
by H. Wheeler. april22-ly.
1*. H. 1IAYLEY.A. S. ERWIN.'
(Successors to J. A. Frith & Co.)
Receiving, Forwarding & Commission
g^'Aii orders promptly attended to. febl3
From the Dublin Nation.
[a voice from Ireland to the Irish.]
‘•Not hear ine!-by my sufferings, but you shall!”
Stay your hand against your brother—
’Bate the fierceness of your breath—
Look at home—before you sentence
Kindred hearts and hopes to death.
Look at home—and see the reptile
Gnawing at the rosy fruit;
Mark the footsteps of the famine.
And the graveyards dark and mute.
Mark the harvest, rich and golden;
Shorn from the giving soil,
Whilst the reaper, gaunt with hunger,
Starves before his hopeless toil!
Think of the homesteads toppled over—
Think of hearts where joy was shrined;
Listen how the lonely fir-tree
Tells the story to the wind !
Slavery? would you test the question?
Need you o’er the ocean roam?
Have you arms? Ah ! bear them—use them
For the groaning slaves at home !
And stay your hand against your brother—
He has never been your foe—
Foe to faith ! nor foe to Ireland !
Shame, to aim at him a blow!
Dare you hurry, flushed with malice,
To dispoi! a land of joy!
Irish mother, for a despot
Never meant her Celtic boy!
See the Southern ! noraed worker,
’Mid the glories of his land,
With his good steed proud beside him,
And his rifle in his hand—
Waiting for the fierce marauder
To o’erstep the boundary fair,
Prompt to crush his freezy footstep,
Should he think to lord it there !
liaise the olive, Irish soldier!
Push the hostile steed aside—
Washington and Southern valor
Built the base of Northern pride!
rTf»] 1 fllQ TVnrl Vimnn f r\ v n in n iyi L n >•
Union is the bond of power—
Peace and brotherhood a rampart,
’Gainst a nation’s gloomiest hour!
But, if the blaze of war must l urn,
Thrust your hand into the flame—
Ireland pants to be self-governed !
Be the sunny South the same.
Then stay your hand against your brother—
’Bate the fierceness of your breath—
Look at home before you sentence
Kindred hearts and hopes to death !
Gen. Beauregard’s View of the Great
A correspondent of the Charleston Mercu
ry, who visited Gen. Beauregard at his head
quarters to have his passport revised, says:
The General was courteous and affable as
ever, in good health and spirits, and unusually
communicative about the affair of the 21st.
Great pains have been taken to impress the
fact on the public mind that we were almost'
beaten in the battle, and that the day was
saved at a late hour, by the timely appearance
of General Smith’s brigade. Certainty Beau
regard was not aware of the fact. From the
moment that he divined the plan of the enemy
to turn his flank he felt certain of the result.
But th ■ Immense distance to be traversed de
layed the reserve, and postponed the victory.
In spite of this embarrassment, however, the
field was ours at one o’clock, and the advance
was checked in order to bring up sufficient
foiceto complete the rout. At the same time
orders were sent to our right wing to advance;
through some mishap this command failed to
be executed, and the opportunity was lost of
either annihilating the enemy or making their
entire left wing—consisting of nearly thirty
thousand men—lay dowif their arms.
Any one who will take the pains to follow
the movements of our different brigades, will
see that each of them took up a position fur
ther to I be left as they came into action, until
the tables were fully turned on the foe by the
resistless onset of Cash and Kershaw, and the
flank movement of Gen. Kirby Smith, who
fell upon the advancing columns of the enemy
from an unexpected quarter, and converted the
repulse into one overwhelming and humiliating
Endorsing Fremont’s Infamous Procla
mation.— All, or nearly all, the Northern pa
pers we have seen, fully indorse the infamous
proclamation of Fremont, which virtually
frees 120,000 slaves in the great State of Mis
souri. Not one paper dares to be manly enough
to utter a single word of condemnation. The
following is from the Washington correspon
dence of the New York Times, of the 21st
M anything could be received here with
greater satisfaction than the success at Hat
teras, it was the proclamation issued by Gen.
Fremont. 1 have not seen or heard of one
man who does not warmly approve the decla
ration that the rebels must lose their property,
and that the Government will hold its exist
ence as paramount above all consideration for
the individual rights of the rebels. Declaring
negroes free whose masters are in arms against
the Government, strikes at the root; and while
the leading rebels of the South cannot be in
censed to a greater effort for the overthrow of
the Government than they have already made,
the heavy owners of negroes will hesitate to
risk their all by encouraging and aiding the
chief traitors.
Recognition of the Southern Confed
eracy.—The Turin correspondent.of the New
York Tribune, speaking of the Emperor Na
poleon, says: —‘rf——
Everywhere he is trying to keep up diver
sion, and thus to maintain the French prepon
derance. As soon as the tidings of the rout
at Manassas arrived in Europe. M. ThoRvenel
received the agent of the Confederates, in an
unofficial way, indeed, but one more victory
of the Secessionists would at once be followed
by the recognition of the Southern Confed
The Mobile Advertiser and Register
jays that contracts have already been made
through the Qartermaster’s department of the
Confederate States army for equipments; and
tile statements obtained in that department in
form us that contracts have just been com
pleted in the South for one hundred and eighty
thousand sets of soldiers’ equipment*.
Cairo Gun-Boats and Jeff' Thompson in
a fight five miles above Columbus, Ky.\
Gen. Pillow gone in person to re-in
force Thompson wilh a portion of
Bankhead's Battery—Fremonter's ai
Smithland and Paducah, Ky.— Wise
whips the Fctlerals near Hawk's jYcst,
Kanawha Valley—Rumor of a heavy
battle, Si'c., 8>’c.
Columbus, Sept. 10.—Booming of cannon
announced an engagement to-day between two
Cairo Gun-boats and Jeff. Thompson’s forces,
on the Missouri shore, five miles above heie.
The gun-boats had Dr. McDowell’s battery on
board. About one hundred shots were ex
changed. Thompson followed gun-boats up
the river, when Confederate Steamer Yankee
arrived. The Cairoites came back and en
gaged Je(T. Thompson again. Gen. l’illow
gone in person to reinforce Thompson wilh
a portion of Bankhead’s battery—result not
yet known.
Several thousand Frernonters at Smithland
and Paducah.
Great reaction in Kentucky—people no lon
ger neutral.
Frankfort, Sept. 10.—State-Rights Con
vention occupy Hall of the House—Senate
not in session.
Baltimore, Sept. 10.—Gen. Dix forbid
the Mayor to pay off old Police. Mayor obeys
under protest.
Holla, Sept. 10.—Prisoners captured in
skirmishes sent to St. Louis to-day. Two cap
tives had passes from Marshal McKendly in
their pockets.
Gov. Jackson left Springfield to join the
State troops.
Syracuse, Sept. 10.—People’s Union Con
vention fully attended} T. G. Alvord tem
porary chairman.
New York, Sept. 10.— Arrivals from fiar
budoes report Sumter there short of coal. She
finds it diilicult to supply herself.
Washington, Sept. 10.—Great activity at
Navy Yard,
Richmond, Sept. 10.—The Enquirer will
publish to-morrow, from Wise’s camp, detail
ing sharp engagement on the 2nd inst., near
Hawk’s Nest, Kunawlia Valley. Federals
routed and run. Loss unreported—leaving
knapsacks, &c. Confederate had one slightly
Rumor here says, probably heavy battle
about Sunday, between Wise’s, Floyd’s and
Chapman’s Confederates forces and Federals,
under Cox.
News from Kentucky—New Yorkers in
favor of union between the two parties—
Maryland coining —-Skir
mish near Chain Bn^^^^riring in
direction of Conrad's General
Sydney Johnston takes command of
Missouri—J1 battle between Rosencrantz
and Floyd, etc.
Louisville, Sept. 12.—Capt. Newman, of
Brig Glean, reports a fully laden American
ship from Trinidad.
Mrs. Welton, free colored woman, arrested
for selling poisoned pies to soldiers.
The Judge of the County Court ha3 ordered
the Sheriff to take the guns belonging to sev
eral companies of the State Guard. It is stated
that many of the guns have been spirited away.
Hon. John Bell’3 boat Trade water, seized at
The Senate has passed the House, resolution
instructing the Governor to issue his Procla
mation, requiring the Confederates to evacu
ate Kentucky soil.
Frankfort, Sept. 11.—The House by a
vote of 71 to 20, adopted a resolution direct
ing the Governor to issue his proclamation
ordering the Confederate force to withdraw
from the soil of Kentucky. The House re
fused to suspend the rule to allow the intro
duction of a resolution, embracing both Fed
eral and Confederate troops in the order of
Syracuse. Sept. 11.—The Republican con
vention was called to order by Simeon Dra
per. The People’s favorable for a harmoni
ous union between the two parties.
Syracuse, Sept. 12.—People’s convention
passed strong resolutions denouncing peace
propositions as treasonable. Republican con
vention resolution offered to amalgamate with
people’s, lies over.
German Republican convention invited to
seats in regular Republican convention. Tick
et for People’s Union Convention read and
received with mingled applause and hisses, j
finally people’s ticket adopted, except canal j
commissioners; Republicans substituting Bruce
for Talmadge, and adjourned sine die.
New York, Sept. 11.—Three trotting horses
with buggies, &c., belonging to Southerners,
were seized here to-day.
John Anderson, of Providence, has been
imprisoned in Fort Lafayette.
The special correspondent of the Post says,
it is expected that the Maryland Legislature
will pas3 an ordinance of Secession next week.
General opinion here that general engage
ment cannot be long delayed. Good military
critics however declare they expect no seri
ous fighting for two or three weeks. All quiet
at Chain Bridge last night.
New York, Sept. 12.—M. C. Stanley has
been sent to Fort Lafayette, for tampering
with soldiers.
E Washington. Sept. 11.— A skirmish near
Chain Bridge, the Federals took two prison
ers, who refuse to give their names.
The Confederate pickets captured two Fed
eral, near Hunter’s Chapel,
\ heavy force of Confederates encamped
near Falls Church, within the lastthree days.
As far os heard from everything beyond the
Potomac was quiet up to noon to-day.
Washington, Sept. 12.— At 7 o’clock last
night a large number of iVbw York llighlan
de»s left Chain Bridge as skirmishers.
Confederate pickets feli back seven miles.
Federals commenced retreating, wh^ri Con
federates opened lire with shell. Replied to by
Griffin’s battery. Federals ceased firing
twenty minutes, to give Confederates an op
portunity to meet them in open field* On re
suming, Federal* opened with thirty two
pounder, shells from which drove Confeder
ates off’.
Tribune says of sixty-two prisoners at Fort
Lafayette, all hut three guilty of treason,
Capt. Done of Pocahontas arrested, charged
with treasonable correspondence.
Herald says the Government has despatches
from RoscncranU, stating that he drove Floyd
to his earthworks. He will fight him again to
Firing recommenced this morning in dircc
tioa of Chain Bridge—occasion not known.
Asant Hill, Sept. 12.—Firing Suaday in
direction ef Conrad’s Ferry. Rhode Island
battery threw twenty shells at cavalry, camp
ed 2 miles from the river. Kvcry arrangement
made to give Confederates a waim reception,
should they attempt to cross between Great
Falls and Point Rocks.
Baltimore, Sept., 11.—Marshal Kano has
been ordered to be seht to Fort Lafayette.
San Francisco, Aug. 28.— If. D. McClel
land, running between Redclilf and Sacramen
to, exploded, killing lh.and wounding many.
Mexico.bept. iv.— limner image Uus fuae
of Sturgeon, nearly burned through. Train
troops examined the bridge before passing,
anil returned here waiting repairs.
Jefferson Citv, Sept. 12.—Prico camped
Saturday night near Clinton, Henry count}',
en route for Jefferson City.
St. Louis, Sept, 11.—Pacific- and Iron
Mountain Railroads connected here, to enable
transportation without change of cars, or
marching through the city.
Circulation of the Dubuque Herald inter
Philadelphia, Sept. 12—Wm. H. Win
der, brother of a Confederate General, arrest
ed, on charge of treasonable correspondence.
Boston, Sept. 12.—Nahant House burned—
loss one hundred thousand dollars.
Stockbrijdoe, Kept. 12.— Ex-Gov. Brigg
who was accidentally shot sometime ainca,
died to-day at this place.
Fortress Monroe, Sept. 11.—Tue steam
ers R. Spalding and Baltimore sailed en route
to Hatteras.
The Jamestown has arrived from the block
ade off Florida coast.
Gen. Reynolds has been assigned to the com
mand of Fort Hatteras.
Richmond, Sept. 11.—Done all I can—
Fremont will be met. Gen. Sydney Johnston
takes command of Missouri war. All new*
good for us. Telegraph lines to be extended
to McCulloch and Hardee.
Signed. R. W. JOHNSON.
Clarksville, Sept. 12.— A battle occurred
at 3 i>. m., Tuesday, near Summerville, be
tween the force of Gen’s Rosencrantz and
Floyd. Rosencrantz reconnoitered and found
Floyd’s array, five thousand strong, with six
teen field pieces entrenched in a powerful po
sition, on the top of Mountain, west of Gauly
River, nftur Coraix Ferry, a strong detachment
of the Confederates was discovered beyond
the line of the encampment, on this side of
the river. Shortly after the scouts discovered
4K. m 4-K-J’_iKa___ 1_• . ik. I* „ _ „ a _
battery and a long line of palisades. When
the battle opened fiercely, the Confederates
poured upon us a terrible fire of canister,
musketry and rifles, also of shell, causing
some casualties. Col. Settle led several com
panies of his Irish Regiment to the charge on
the batteries, when he was brought down by
a shot in the leg. Col. Smith engaged the
Confedeiates on the left, and Col. Lowe direct
ly in front. Lowe was killed. McMullen's
howitzer battery and Sn>ders two field pieces
got in the best possible position, and soon si
lenced tfie Confederate guns. The fire slack
ed at intervals, but was a great deal more
furious as night approached; when the Ger
man brigade was led into action by Col. Mc
Cook, under direction of Adjutant Gen. Ilort
zaff. After a furious fight of three hours, night
compelled a recall of our men. The anny
lay on their arms ready to renew the contest
in the morning. During the night Gen. Floyd
fell back, sinking boats and destroying a tem
porary bridge. The depth of the river and
the exhaustion of our troops rendered pursuit
impossible. Our lo’s is fifteen killed and 70
wounded. That of the Confederates unknown,
since they carried off their dead and wounded,
but it is certainly serious.
From all of the above, it is very clear that
Rosencrantz has attacked Floyd with a great
ly superior force, and received a very thor
ough drubbing.
Richmond, Sept. 12.—/The correspondent
of the Charleston Mercury gives the procla
mation of the Captain General of Cuba, in
which he says in virtue of the Proclamation
of Her Majesty, the Queen, has determined
under date of the 7th of August, that all ves
sels occupied in legitimate commerce, pro
ceeding from ports in the Confederate Slates,
which shall be entered and cleared under the
Confederate flag, shall bn duly protested by
the authorities of the Island; furthermore,
that Foreign Consuls are hereby notified that
no interference on their part will be tolvrated.
Cairo, Sept. 11.—Yesterday the Gun-boats
Conestoga and Lexington, were reconnoiter
ing down the Mississippi river, encountered
a masked battery of sixteen guns at Lucas
Bend, on the Mississippi shore, and two Con
I federate Gun-boats- We silenced the battery’
ou land, and the Gun-boats withdrew under
the guns at Columbus. There are no less
than fifteen thousand rebels in camp at Col
umbus. They wei e largely icinforced yester
Bublis(gton, ^ept. 12.— Intense excitement
caused by arrest of Joel A. Wall, many yeais
a leading naan in this community.

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