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WEEKLY
I Ides arcjditizen.
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MADISON ST., MEMPHIS, TENN.
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COURT OF CLAIMS,
COMMISSIONER FOR TAKING TNSTIMONY
Sn 1:»e 5J. fej. District Courts,
T-Jotary I’ulalio,
A ?i b U I) M M 1 O I U V L. it ur
For the State of Arkansasiaud all the States
and Territories in the Unidi.
Prompt and special attrition paid to the -
taking of Depositions on Commissions.
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DES AEG,-..Arkansas, j
MANUFACTURES RIFLES, SHOT I
GUNS and PISTOL^ s
Guns and Rejtmiird, v
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and all other work dine to order
and warrant id. »]
(STT erms—Exclusivelj cash. !i
March 27, 1801—ly._1 g
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LATE OF ARJCANSJB, WITH
G arvin, Bel l &' Co., *
IMPORTERS and Wholesale Dealers in
FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC
DRY GOODS,
Gtnb manufacturers if (jlotl)ing, 1
NOS. 442 and 444 MAIN S'!, North Side,
(Between Fifth and Sixth.)
jan4-ly, l^ouiSviHc, Ry. ]
Memphis, West Point, Jaiksonport and
Pocahontas Packet,
COL. MORGAN.
J. H. QUISENBERRY.;...Captain.
#1 4TrakTHIS fast and reliable
itnimer will make regular
through trips ™om Memphis t> West Point,
Augusta, Jacksonport and Pocihontas. ]
(id?" All orders entrusted to Re care of the [
Morgan will receive prompt attention.
83?" For freight or passage ajply on board.
July 27, 1861—tf.
PROFESSIONAL CARDs7
DR. N. B. TUCKER, continues the prac
tice of liis profession, and offers his ser
vices to the citizens of Des Arc and adjacent
country.
Particular attention given to the dis
eases of females. June 12, 1861—tf.
F\R W.\[, KETHELL, tenders his pro
fessional services to the citizens of Des
Arc and adjacent country. Office at
Balsly’s Drug Store, where he can be found,
except when professionally engaged. jan23-tf
T)R. L D, SMITH, having located one
mile northwest of Taylor’s Bend, (on
the farm formerly owned by lion. Joseph
Evans,) offers his professional services to the
public.
(ircS?* From his experience in the treatment
of Chronic diseases of females, he is enabled
to insure a cure—Cancer excepted. [jan23-ly
DR. J. J. LANE; Resident Physi
cian, De.s Ark, Ark., tenders his services
to the citizens of Des Arc and adjacent coun
try. From his experience, he hopes to share
at least a portion of the patronage of the pub
lic. Office on Buena Vista street, at Balsiy’s
Drug Store. janl6-tf.
DR. A. D. LOWRY, having perma
nently located six miles west of Des Arc,
on the road leading to Hickory Plain, is pre
pared to attend calls promptly in his profes
sion. janl6-ly
DR. J. W. BURNEY, Physician and
Surgeon, West Point, Arkansas. Offers
his professional services to the citizens of the
town and adjacent country. [auglo tf
DR. W. F. WALSH, having located at
Des Arc, offers his Professional Ser
vices to the public. Calls promptly at
tended to. may29,1858-ly*
IAS. E. GATEWOOD. T. II. KENT.
p ATEWOOD & KENT, Attorneys
\J at Law, Des Arc, Ark., will practice
their profession in ths counties of Prairie,
Arkansas. Monroe. St. Francis. Jackson.
White, Conway ami Pope.
Office in Catlin’s new building, Buena
Vista -street. aprl7tf
R. T. SIMPSON. O. S. PALMER.
QIMPSON & PALMER. Attorneys
O at Law, Des Arc, Arkansas, will prac
tice in Prairie, White, Jackson, Monroe, St.
Francis, and adjoiningcounties. Office
on Lyon Street. feb27-tf.
S. W. WILLIAMS. J. W. MARTIN.
WILLIAMS & MARTIN, Attorneys
at Law, Little Rock, Ark. Will
practice in the counties of Pulaski, Prairie,
Perry, Yell, Pope, Conway, White, Jackson,
Monroe, Arkansas, Jefferson, Hot Springs and
Saline, and in the Supreme and Federal Courts,
at Little Rock. jy IS, 1860.
I). IN TURNER..WM. T. JONES.
BURNER & JONES, Attorneys at
Law, Brownsville, Arkansas. AVill at
tend promptly to all business entrusted to
them. janl-tf.
Q H. HEMPSTEAD, Attorney at Law,
O • Little Rock, Arkansas. Office on Mark
ham street. janll-tf.
R. S. GANTT. W. J. BRONAUGH.
p ANTT & BRONAUGH, Attorneys
IT at Law, Brownsville. Arkansas. AVi 11
ittend promptly to any business confided to
;hem. v septlltf
T eTgATEWOOD, Attorney at
J . Law, Des Arc, Prairie county, Arkansas.
Will practice in the counties of Prairie, Ar
kansas, Monroe, St. Francis, Jackson, White,
Jonway, and Pope. AVill investigate Land
I'ities, and act as General Land Agent,
prompt attention given to all business entrust
id to hi in.
Office—First door up stairs, one door
Hast of Jo hoi Jackson & Co.’s, Stone.
feb!3—tf.
DR. T. MCGOWIV’S
SARSAPARILLA
Jumd lT®dlM© ©if 3F©4faslla,
PREPARED FROM FRESH ROOT, THE
L only kind on which physicians or the
ublic can rely, old root being inert. Its
omponents are extolled by some of the most
istinguished physicians in the world, as
'ordyce, Brodie, Bell, &c., for the cure of
theumatism, Neuralgia, Syphilis, Scrofula,
Jiseases of the Eyes. Ears, Head and Skin,
'hroat, Neck, Lungs, Liver, Kidneys, Spleen,
tornach, Bladder, Womb, Female Complaints,
)ropsy, Old Sores, (McGown’s Ointment to
e applied,) Tumors, Pimples, Eruptions,
;c. It makes the skin Clear and Smooth, and
hould be used in Spring and Summer to Pu
ify the Blood and prevent Sickness. Large
ottle, SI 50. Small, SI 00.
Dr. T. McGown’s Essence of
L’ar—A certain cure for Bowel Complaints
nd Diseases of the Lungs.
Dr. T. McGown’s Dogwood and
roil—A certain and permanent cure for
Drills and Fever, Ague Cake or Enlarged
pleen, Night Sweats, Debility, Dyspepsia,
iC., &c.
Prepared and sold at No. 143 Main street,
femphis, where Drugs and Medicin&s may
e purchased cheap for cash.
Sold in Des Arc, Arkansas.
Atlanta by Corn & Dobbins ; Grand Glaize
y H. Wheeler. april22-ly.
. H. HAYLEY.A. S. EHW1N.
HAYLEY & ERWIN,
(Successors to J. A. Frith Sc Co.)
)ES ARC.ARKANSAS,
DEALERS IN
STAPLE AND FANCY
DRY GOODS!
roots, shoes, hats, cats,
CLOTHING, HARDWARE, ScC.
—ALSO,—
deceiving, Forwarding & Commission
MERCHANTS.
g^-All orders promptly attended to. feb!3
The Late Naval Engagement below
New Orleans.
We have given heretofore a telegraphic ac
count of Commodore Hollins’ victory at the
head of the Passes, below New Orleans. The
following from the New Orleans Crescent of
the 1 llh, gives a full account of the fight.
The following vessels constituted the force
engaged, and the most of them were old two
boats, razeed and shaved down into gun-boats:
The “Manassas,” the iron clad marine bat
tering ram built by private parties as an ex
periment, was armed with one sixty-fonr
pound Dahlgren gun, and was commanded by
Lieut. Warley. of the McRae. The Calhoun,
Hollins’flag ship, carrying one 24-pounder
anc two brass 10-pound Dahlgrens. The Tus
carora, Lieut. Reverly Kennon, commanding,
carrying one 8-inch colurnbiad and one 32
pound rifled cannon. The Ivy, Capt. Fry,
carrying one 8-inch colu'mbiaci and one 32
pound rifled cannon. The Jackson, carrying
two 8-inch columbiads. The Confederate
steamer McRae, Capt. Huger, armed with one
64-pound pivot gun, four 8-inch columbiads
and one 24-pound rifled gun. A launch, hav
ing on board one 24-pound brass rifled piece
and two fire barges, was also along. This
was the whole force, and including the crews
of all the boats, the number of men engaged
in the expedition was about 300, all told. °
The boats left the city on Wednesday after
noon and arrived, without accident, at the
forts that night, where they lay all Thursday
and Friday, getting ready. It was, at first,
the intention to have made the attack on
Thursday night, but the fog was too thick,
and it was deferred.
On Friday night, about 12 o’clock, the little
fleet left the forts in the following order: The
Manassas leading the way, with orders to go
right in among the fleet and run down the first
vessel she could get at, sending up a "rocket at
the instant she made an attack. Then came
the Tuscarora, and the towbodt Watson with
the fire barges in tow; these had orders to set
fire to the barges the moment they saw the
rocket from the Manassas. After these were
the Calhoun. Ivy, McRae and Jackson, and
last was the launch, bringing up the rear. The
towboat Watson was under the command of
Lieut. Aveitte.
The night was intensely dark, and it was al
most impossible to see twenty yards ahead.
The Manassas put on a heavy head of steam
and dashed on in the direction where it was
thought the enemy were lying. Suddenly a
large ship was discovered only about a length
ahead, and before Lieut. Warley could have
time to fire the signal rocket, into her they
went, with an awful crash. An appalling
shriek was heard on board of the doomed
ship, and the iron steamer was borne off b>
the current, and found herself in the midst of
the enemy’s fleet. The signal rocket was fired,
the enemy beat to quarters, and a perfect storm
of iron hail was falling upon and around the
Manassas, the machinery of which, it was
soon discovered by her commander, had in
seme manner become deranged. This was
most inopportune and perilous, and the Rich
mond, soon observing that something was
wrong, began playing upon her witli all the
power of her guns. Lieut. Warley, found that
only one engine would work, and with this he
began working his way out of reach, towards
shore; but the shot fell thich and fast around
and upon Ihe “old turtle,” and her fate seem
ed hanging on a hair, when the brave little
Tuscarora and the Watson came up with the
five barges on fire, and soon cut them adrift on
the stream.
The Manassas had, no doubt, pretty badly
scared the Yankees; but they might have re
covered from that, and showed Com. Hollins
a hard fight, but for Hie barges; these caused
a regular stampede to take place, and, unfor
tunately for our side, it was not expected,
and consequently they got a long start in the
race which was to follow.
Com. Hollins did not know what had been
the result of (he firing, neither did the rest of
the commanding officer*. It was too dark to
make observations, and they did not like to
i isk signals. So daylight was waited for im
patiently. It came at last, and presented the
following picture: The enemy, some miles
down, heeling it for the open sea by way of
the Southwest Pass, with one of their ships
sunk on the middle ground. The Manassas
close in shore, among the willows, concealed
C13 wen ao Jiuoaiuic, me vv aiaUfl ail(l 1116 i US
carora aground on the hank, not far off. The
Tuscarora was soon pulled off by the rest, and
Hie fleet commenced a pursuit of the retread
ing enemy. They soon came within range,
ind a heavy cannonade begun. The sunken
ship seemed to be in in a very bad fix, as she
was nearly on her beam ends. The Richmond
Jrew up on the outside and protected her with
ier full broadside. The other vessels of the
inemy soon got aground, but near by, and in a
i;reat measure protected also by the llich
tnon’s guns. Our fleet pitched shot and shell
nto them with a vengeance, and our inform
irit tells us that he saw at least two shots hit
die Richmond, which were fired from the Tus
larora, and two or three from the Ivy. The
■hots from the Yankees were all badly aimed,
md r.ot one touched any of our vessels, though
3ver five hundred passed all around them. Af
:er continuing the cannonade until about 8
3’cloclc, Com. Hollins concluded that the
sport did not pay for the powder, and feeling
hat he had won glory enough for one day, and
hat the enemy were in a fix that it would
;ako them sometime to get out of, he ordered
1 is fleet back to town. On their way up they
;ame across the Yankee tender schooner Jo
seph E. Toons, loaded with coal, deserted,
and he captured and brought her along. All
die vessels arrived at the city yesterday moili
ng.
Ihc Manassas struck the vessel which she
ran into (it is not exactly known whether she
was the Vincennes or Preble) near the bow,
2nd cut into her upwards of twenty feet, if we
may judge from the facts that splinters, copper
and nails, were found in the cracks of the iron
an her sides to at least that distance. She
irew off from the collision without trouble,
though she unboubtedly twisted her prow
badly when swayed to one side by the current,
t'or it is found broken and bent to one side.
The balls which struck her bounded off with
aut effecting any damage, except in one case,
when a bail hit fair on the bluff of the bow
ind made an agly, through not serious, dent
in the iron. It is said that the balls from the
Richmond’s broadside fell upon her like hail
3ii a housetop, for a while, but to-day nothing
sf this can be seen, excepting the dent above
mentioned. The accident which happened to
aer machinery disabled her propeller, and she
was, consequently, almost unmanageable, yet
it was not of a nature to require more Ilian a
lay or two to repair. She went into dock
yesterday afternoon at Algiers. If that acci
dent had not occurred she unboubtedly would
have sunk the whole of the enemy,s fleet. Jiut
what is deferred is not lost. It is supposed
that the vessel upon which she ran was saved
from sinking immediately by lightening her
forward; as it is, she lies on the bar In twelve
feet water, on her beam ends, a complete
wreck. The Richmond was seen to be taking
out her stores and dismantling her.
There were two transport sailing vessels
outside when our fleet hove in sight, but they
did not wait for the termination of the action,
hoisting all sail and leaving at double quick.
There were a great many reports about
town yesterday, as to the extent of the injury
received by the Manassas in the collision, and
many made them out of a fearful nature. We
were informed by an experienced steamboat
man, who was aboard and examined her criti
cally, that in two days she can be fixed up
better than ever, and that this collision has
pointed, out weak points, so that proper reme
dies can be applied where experience teaches
they are needed.
In relating the above facts we will remark
Ihat we got them from an eye witness of the
battle, and a gentleman of intelligence and
veracity. They can therefore be relied on.
This victory is really so marvelous that we
shall attend, with no little curiosity, the Yan
kee reports of. It must be expected that there
will be tall lying about the number of our
forces, the damage done to them, and a cover
ing up of all losses on their side. Well, after
giving them such a beating we can afford to
allow them the chance to lie a little. We
must Teally give them that poor privilege, and
in the meantime prepare for another act in
the tragedy.
-...
Election Day for President, Vice-Pre
sidenc and Members of Congress.
In looking over our exchanges, says the Sa
vannah Republican, we find quite a discrepan
cy with regard to the day on \yhich the Con
federate election are to be ft^ld. Wo have,
ourselves, been mistsiken in the matter, not
being able heretofore to lay our hands on the
acc or congress regulating sucu elecWons.
Through the courtesy of our Representative,
Hon. Thos. Forman, we have it now before
us, and for the information of our readers co
py the first four sections, which are all that
are important to be known, the remaining sec
tions having reference to States not thon in
the Confederacy. We suggest that it would
be well for our exchanges generally, to trans-'
fer the act to their columns, even though they
may have previously done so.
An Act to put in operation the Government
under the Permanent Constitution of the
Confederate States of America:
Section 1. The Congress of the Confeder
ate States of Amoiica do enact, That an elec
tion shall be held in the several States of this
Confederacy, on the first Wednesday in No
vember, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, for
members of the House of Representatives in
the Congress of the Confederate States under
the permanent Constitution, which election
shall be conducted in all respects according to
said Constitution and the laws of the several
States in force for that purpose; and in States
which may not have provided by law for such
elections, according to the la'ws heretofore ex
isting in such States for the election of mem
bers of the House of Representatives in the
Congress of the United States. And on the
same day the several States shall elect or ap
point electors for President and Vice-Presi
dent of the Confederate States of America,
according to said Constitution, and in tile
manner prescribed by the laws of the several
States made for that purpose; and in States
where no such law may exist, according to
the laws heretofore in force in such States for
the election or appointment of electors for
President and Vice-President of the United
States.
Sec. 2. The electors for President arid Vice
President shall meet in their respective States
on the first Wednesday in December, eighteen
hundred and sixty-one, and proceed te vote
for President and Vice-President, and make
nut lists, certify the same, and forward the
•ame to the president of the Senate: nil ns
directed by the said Constitution in that bo
tialf.
Sec. 3. The members of the House of Repre
sentatives so elected, and the Senators who
may be elected by the several States according
to the provisions of said Constitution, shall
assemble at the seat of government of the
Confederate States, on the eighteenth day of
February, eighteen hundred and sixty-two;
and the said members of the House of Repre
sentatives shall proceed to organize by the
election of a Speaker, and the Senators by the
election of a President of the Senate for the
Lime being; and the President of the Senate
shall, on the nineteenth day of February,
sighttcen hundred and sixty-two, open all the
certificates; and the votes for President and
Vice-President shall then be counted, as di
rected by said Constitution.
Sec. 4. The President of the Confederate
Stales shall be inaugurated on the twenty
Bfccond day of February, eighteen hundred
and sixty two.
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Why the Southerners Gain ale the
Battles.—On the return to Yorktown, a week
or two since, of Gen. D. H. Hill, after a pro
tracted sickness, the First North Carolina re
giment greeted him with much Warmth, and
called on him for a speech, the conclusion of
which we copy:
Well, we have met with reverses in North
Carolina. It is no more than I expected. Our
proud and boastful spirit, especially of our
press, has taken to ourselves our victories; we
[rave been lelying, “I did this with my own
might and power.” We have accredited our
success to our own prowess, instead of to God.
We have been disparaging the bravery of our
enemies. 1 know some of them; I know the
commander at Newport News—a braver inan
never lived. The difference between them and
is as soldiers is the cause. They come among
is as marauders—it is that that makes them
cowards. Apply the case to yourselves. Sup
pose you were to invade their country, driv
ng their women and children before you with
he torch and dagger, you could not me& their
r.en boldly, but would feel like running. They
ire not natural cowards. Ld(t us learn from
his a lesson; let us learn to cultivate a strict
moral discipline. With a consciousi^ss of a :
;rict moral purpose, what need we TO fear,
9
EXPKJ2SSL Y FOR THE “CITIZEN.”
BV THE ARKANSAS STATE TELEGRAPH LINK.
Fight ou the Potomac, ten Yankee steam
ers retire from the conflict—More fed
eral prisoners arrived at Richmond—
Iron Railroad bridge across Croon river,
Ky., destroyed; an awkward blunder—
Lincolnites destroy water craft on Cum
berland river— Cm. Rosmcrantz sent to
Kentucky—Fatal duel opposite Memphis,
Col. Lake killed by Col. Chambers, both
Mississippians,
FROM VIRGINIA.
Special Despatch to the Jipptal:
Richmond, Oct. 15.—Thgre was a heavy
cannonading on the Confederate batteries, at
Evansport, on the Potoinac, this morning. Ten
Yankee steamers opened fire at 11 o’cUck. a.
m., and continued until two, r. st., wkdn they
withdrew—having done ug no injury. The
damage done to the enemy is unknown, but' it
is supposed to be considerable.
Signed: Dixie.
Richmond, Oct. 14.—Twelve Yankee pri
soners reached here to-day, who were taken
by the scouts of a party of Cable’s legion,
near Newport News. They belonged to the
tenth New York Regiment.
All the indications here point to stirring
events at an early day, though there is noth
ing reliably true or Interesting from the
camps.
Richmond, Oct. 15—Surgeons, £. F. Guild,
formerly of the United States Army, J. H.
T.na’nn' nP fiAnrcrin. nnrl T T ^I^ A0
South Carolina, have been constituted by the
Secretary of War a dioard to make weekly
visits to the hospitals in this city, to examine
the siok and the convalescent, and make re
commendations to their renjovfflfrom the ho*
pitals by furlough discharge, or return to,
duty.
FROM TENNESSEE.
Nashville, Oct. M.-MThe Lou is vi lie Cou
rier, of to-day, confirms the destruction of two
spans of the iron Railroad bridge, over 6reen
river, by a misapprehension of orders to the
officer in charge. Any forward movement
that may Lave been contemplated by oar
forces, is necessarily Uejayed by this inexcu-*
sable blunder.
The Lincoln forec at Smithland is reported
to be about four hundred.
The Lincolnites destroyed all the water
craft, of every kind, on the Cumberland River,
as far up as Ross’ Ferry, a distance of twenty
seven miles, and then returned.
Parties from Western Virginia, direct, re
port that Rosencrantz has gone to Kentucky.
FROf* ARKANSAS.
Madison, Oct. lfl.—The following Is from
the Appeal, of to-day, of a fatal duel: “ In
consequence of a difficulty, having its origin
in a personal matter, connected with the pend
ing Congressional Election in Mississippi;
Col. Wm. A. Lake, of Warren ctfnnty, and
Col. Hal. Chambers, of Coahoma county, had
a hostile meeting on the Arkansas shore, op
posite this city, yesterday forenoon. Aftor
all attempts to effect a reconciliation had fail
ed, the gentlemen exchanged shots, and at the
third lire, Col. Lake fell, having been struck
iu the back part of the head. The weapons
used were Mississippi rifles. Distance fifty
paces. Col. Chambers escaped unhurt. Col.
Lake was immediately brought to the city,
and is now lying at the Gayoso, under the at
tendance ef our most skillful Physicians, wli«,
we arc sorry to say, entertain b»t slighthopes
of his recovery.
This unhappy affair is greatly to be regret
ted, as botli were gentlemen who justly en
joyed thaconfidence of the public.
loi. L,aKo nas resided a number of yean
in Vicksburg, and has represented bis District
in the old Congress, and also in the Mississip
pi Legislature. Col. Chambers has also re
presented his county in the Legislature.
Col. Lake expired last evening, between
eight and nine o’clock.
Wo understand that his remains will be ta
ken to Vicksburg by tho earliest mode of con
veyance.

The Northern Programme for Coast
Invasion.—A correspondent of the Griffin
Confederate States of the 30th ult., says: The
following extract from a letter, just received
from a lady near Brunswick, gives some in
sight into their designs :
My sister-in-law writes that she has just seen
a southern gentlemau, just from the North,
who says they aie getting up every craft they
can, to send south, and it is said 100,000 men
are to man them. There are maps selling on
the streets of New York giving the plan of
the. seaboard and ten miles inwards, with
every plantation and the owner’s name, the
number of his negroes, the name of every
inlet and creek, etc. Their object is to des
troy the crops and carry off the negroes.
Corned Beef.—We gave a simple recipe
some days ago; a correspondent of the Rome
Courier gives another, which we have often
used with perfect success:
For pickling 100 pounds beef. Take six
gallons of water, nine pounds of salt, three
pounds brown sugar, one quart molasses, 3 oz
saltpeter, loz red peppeir, and loz potash.
Boil and skim it well, and let it stand until
entirely cold; then having rubbed your meat
with fine salt and packed and closely hlled in
a water-tight cask, pour the brine *ver it—
after standing six weeks, reboil the brine and
return it to tiie tub. or if you prefer making
it into bacon, take it out of the brine at the
end of the six weeks, and smoke it well with
green hickory wood. This receipt answers
admirably for curing bams also. J. R. S.
Rome, Ga., Oct. 7. 1861.
An Inducement.—The Northern papws
publish the following proposition, made by*,
rory sweet-tempered young woman who wants
“somebody hurt:”
A young lady in Bellows’ Falls, of Ksweet
iixteen,” good looking and accomplished, de
dares her readiness to wed the man who shaii
ihooi Jeff. Davis, provided the iicky one lg
lot already encimbeVed.

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