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Far the State cf Arkansas, and all the States
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A. R. Mendenhall,
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DBS ARC,-.Arkansas.
Manufactures rifles, shot
Guns and Pistols Repaird,
and all other work done to order
and warranted. 1
Terms—Exclusively cash.
March 27, 1861—ly. _____ 1
ir* wiisimkiu
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IMPORTE RS and Wholesale Dealers in
foreign and domestic
manufacturers of (Slotting?
JfOS. 442 and 444 MAIN ST., North Side,
(Between Fifth and Sixth.)
jan4-ly. Louisville, Ky.
Memphis, West Point, Jacksonport and
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Augusta, Jacksonport and Pocahontas.
. bS* All onders entrusted to the care of the
JMorgan will receive prompt attention.
'.V For freight or passage apply on board. J
July 27, 1861—ti.
DR. N. B. TUCKER, continues the prac
tice of his profession, and offers his ser
vices to the citizens of Des Arc and adjacent
Particular attention given to the dis
eases of females. June 12, 1861—tf.
DR- WM. BETHELL, tenders his pro
fessional services to the citizens of Des
Arc and adjacent country. ggy” Office at
Balsly’s Drug Store, where he can be found,
except when professionally engaged. jan23-tf
TfcR- J• D. SMITH, having located one
mile northwest of Taylor’s Bend, (on
the farm formerly owned by Hon. Joseph
Evans.) offers his professional services to the
35^ From hi? 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, Des 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 Balsly’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. [augl5 tf
DR. W. F. WALSH, having located at
Des Arc, offers his Professional Ser
vices to the public, (j^* Calls promptly at
tended to. may29,1858-ly*
n ATEWOOD & KENT, Attorneys
VT at Law, Des Arc, Ark., will practice
men piuicssiuii in ms cuuiiiiea ui jriii.iiie,
Arkansas, Monroe, St. Francis, Jackson,
White, Conway ami Pope.
Office in Catlin’s new building, Buena
Vista street. aprl7tf
O at Law, Des Arc, Arkansas, will prac
tice in Prairie, White, Jackson, Monroe, St.
Francis, and adjoiningcouuties. Office
on Lyon Street. ferb27-tf.
at Law, Little Rock, Ark. Will
practice in the counties of Pulaski, Prairie,
Perry, Veil. Pope, Conway, White, Jackson,
Monroe, Arkansas, Jefferson, Hot Springs and
Saline, and in the Supreme and Federal Courts,
at Little Rock. jy 18, 1860.
rPURNER & JONES, Attorneys at
Law, Brownsville. Arkansas. Will at
tend promptly to all business entrusted to
them. jan4-tf.
O H. HEMPSTEAD, Attorney at Law,
O • Little Rock, Arkansas. Office on Maik
ham street. janll-tf.
It at Law, Brownsville, Arkansas. Will
attend promptly to any business confided to
them. septl4tf
T E. GATEWOOD, Attorney at
. 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
Titles, and act as General Land Agent.
Prompt attention given to all business entrust
ed to him.
Office—First door up stairs, one door
East of Jolm Jackson & Co.’s, Store.
Aimdl HskSM© ©if IFottasIh,
Prepared from fresh root, the
only kind on which physicians or the
aublic can rely, old root being inert. Its
:oinponents are extolled by some of the most
listinguished 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,
Fhroat, Neck, Lungs, Liver, Kidneys, Spleen,
Stomach, Bladder, Womb, Female Complaints,
Dropsy, Old Sores, ( McGown’s Ointment to
>e applied,) Tumors, Pimples, Eruptions,
kc. It makes the skin Clear and Smooth, and
should be used in Spring and Summer to Pu
ify the Blood and prevent Sickness. Large
rottle, $1 50. Small, $1 00.
Dr. T. McGown’s Essence of
Far—A certain cure for Bowel Complaints
ind Diseases of the Lungs.
Dr. T. McGown’s Dogwood and
Iron—A certain and permanent cure for
Chills and Fever, Ague Cake or Enlarged
Spleen, Night Sweats, Debility, Dyspepsia,
kc., &c.
Prepared and sold at No. 143 Main street,
Memphis, where Drugs and Medicines may
ie purchased cheap for cash.
Sold in Des Arc, Arkansas.
Atlanta by Corn & Dobbins ; Grand Glaize
ay H. Wheeler. april22-ly.
(Successors to J. A. Frith & Co.)
boots, shoes, hats, caps,
Receiving, Forwarding & Commission
All order* promptly attended tn. feMJ
To the People of the Third Congres
sional District of Arkansas.
Napoleon, Ark., Oct. 10,1861.
I announce myself a candidate for Congress
for the Third District of Arkansas.
The almost unanimous voice of the people
of Desha county has induced me to do this,
although it is scarcely a month to the day of
the election, and I am thus placed at a great
disadvantage. I shall visit as many of the
counties of the District as possible, to see the
people in person, i have no time to prepare
an elaborate address.
A number of excellent gentleman are can
didates for the place. They will have fair
dealing at my hands. None of us have any
claims to the office. The office is created for
the benefit of the people, and the people owe
it to themselves to elect their most sound,
reliable, and efficient man. They owe nothing
to us, but everything to the cause ; and if it
shall not be my good fortune to be elected, it
will not alter iny southern feelings, nor render
me sour and dissatisfied with my fellow citi
zens. •
I have served the people of Desha for some
years—both in the legislature and in the con
vention. My course must be well known.
It has always and steadily been for State rights
and Southern Independence. He who does
not see that this is our true policy is a traitor
in his heart. But thank God there are few
such among us now.
If elected, I shall seek to strengthen and
sustain the government, and give efficiency to
our arms in every quarter of the Confederacy.
But I shall regard it as a primary object, and
a paramount duty, to urge upon the govern
ment to protect the frontier of Arkansas, and
as the surest means of success, to press the
war in Missouri and Kansas with vigor, and
to drive it out of and beyond those States as
rapidly as possible.
Individually, my suffierings by this war are
as great as those of others, but I look upon it
as a righteous war which is sanctioned by God,
and in which we have had many evidences of
His blessings. Therefore, I do not grumble,
complain or rapine at the war, or its Josses
and afflictions.
T em fi’ooi fn catr lP n 1 onfiwl T iimII /In
all in my power to promote an honorable and
a permanent peace, but equally free to say
that I will never vote for a peace which shall
give up to the Northern enemy either of the
States of Missouri, Kentucky or Maryland.
Those States are Southern States, where white
men rule and negroes know' their places. • To
give up either of them would be dishonora
ble. They are peopled by our oppressed
brothers and sisters. To make a peace on
such terms would not be wise or safe. It
would strengthen the North for future wars,
whilst it would weaken us, and war would be
sure to come of it in a few years more. If
any one vvould have peace at such a sacrifice
let him not vote for me.
Those you now elect will take their seats
in Congress on the 22d of February next. 1
have strong reason to believe that our ports
will by that time be opened. If so, our mon
etary troubles will be over, but if not, I think
that the government should endeavor to afford
some relief. But lam firmly of the belief
that the blockade cannot be maintained a
year. In what way relief may be secured is
not so clear to me that I could put forward
any matured plan; but I am satisfied that Con
gress and the Treasury Department might do
something to facilitate such a policy. While
I would not'consent to involve our national
credit, so as to endanger the ultimate independ
ence of the South, 1 would be glad to support
any wise and safe policy in this direction.
The position of Arkansas in the old Union
was that of a weak and insignificant state,
but it is no longer so. The position of Ar
kansas now' is one that every citizen may
justly feel proud of—she is one of the most
intelligent and patriotic. It is proved by her
history of the last ten years, faithful to South
ern Rights, and by the fact that her people
are united and sound in every county,
and that she has largely more volunteers in
the field than any other State in the Con
federacy, in proportion to her population.
In this Confederacy, she is as strong as a
young giant—she throws off the foreign own
ership and henceforth will own all the public
lands—she will be the areat nninh nl’ aimm-a.
tion from Missouri, Kentucky, Maryland,
Virginia, North Carolina and even the Cotton
States. She will increase for years after
peace at the rate of 15 to 20 per cent, per
annum. Arkansas already st.and3 as the peer
of the old States. Her position is greatly ele
vated, and it should be our pride by every act
to elevate her in her standing and character,
and by wisdom and sound policy to promote
her prosperity and develop her greatness. Let
us unite to feel proud of our State, the birth
place of our children, and their future homes.
There are many other points of which 1
would write, if i had the time and opportu
nity to give full reflection and to make up sat
isfactorily my own mind, so as to arrive, as I
shall always seek to do, at a clear and sound
common sense policy. Of one thing 1 feel
satisfied, that no one that knows me will doubt
my fixed devotion to the Independence of the
South, whether elected or not, nor my ardent
and faithful defence of the rights and inter
ests of the people of this District, if 1 am as
signed to that task bv their votes,
I have the honor to be, your faithful citi
zen, J. P. JOHNSON.
Copies of the Acts of Congress.—Pam
phlet copies of the Acts of Congress at its re
cent session; as published by its order, are
printed at the Enquirer Job Printing office
for sale. To secure copies, orders accompa
nied by the cash, should at once be sent in.
Price Fifty Cents.
Persons who wish copies forwarded by
mail must enclose ten cents additional to pre
pay the postage.—[Richmond Enquire.
Wont sell their Cotton.—The planters
of Washington couuty, Texas, held a meeting
on the 23d ult, and resolved not to sell a single
bale of cotton to the agents for the Mexican
market. They took this course, in conse
quence of their having understood that these
agents were covertly buying for Yaukee
cotton mills.
(pg* Gen Bragg, having been informed by
the Federal commandor at Fort Pickeu9 that
the Confederates taken prisoners Santa Rosa
affair would be sent to New York, sent over
his paymaster to pay off the men for their full
. '
More Fighting-Confeder
ates Victorious!
Richmond, Oct. 21.—Hon. John C. Breck
inridge, Humphrey Marshall and W. P. Pres
ton arrived here to-day, from the west. A
large crowd congregated at the railroad de
pot and extended them a most enthusiastic re
ception. Mr. Breckinridge made an appro
priate speech to the hasty greeting of the
Nashville, Oct. 21.—Reported skirmish at
Greensburg, Ky., premature. Bowling Green
correspondent of the Union & American, says
Gen. Hardee’s command did not reach there
until the afternoon of the 18th, a sudden rise
in Little Barren river having delayed it. The
Lincolnites fled several hours before Hardee
arrived. The town almost deserted by the
citizens. General Ward retreated to Mul
drough’s Hill, where Sherman is inanceuvre
ing, and it is supposed a stand will be made.
Rosseau occupies Nolin with several thou
sand men. He does not seem able or dis
posed to make an advance. Entire Lincoln
force between Louisville and Nolin, supposed
not to exceed fifteen thousand.
Nashville, Oct. 23.—Special despatch, da
ted Bowling Green, 22d., says Rosseau with
eight or ten thousand men has advanced to
Bacon creek, eight miles from Green river
p i rl ir a
The Bowling Grcgn correspondent of the
Union and American say : Gentleman who left
Louisville Saturday, reports Lincoln troops
between Louisville and Nolin, 18.000 strong.
Rosseau’s forces mainly from Ohio and In
diana, among whom considerable dissatisfac
tion exists, owing to indifference manifested
in their success.
Dispatch from Indianapolis on the 17th, re
ports more troops moving into Kentucky.
It is said that the Federal Government will
lose $00,000 by the operation of Col. Young,
of the Kentucky Cavalry, now in jail at In
dianapolis. He introduced several new ras
calities in the purchase of horses.
Bland Ballard has been appointed United
States District Judge of Kentucky—vice Mon
roe. •
Cindinnatti Commercial of the 19th, learns
that Fremont will be removed. Gen. Hunter
succeeds him.
Gazette says that Fremont is removed by
order of Lincoln.
Pacific telegiaph opened on the 18th to
Great Salt Lake City.
Federalists claim a brilliant victory in the
recent battle near Harper’s Ferry.
Washington correspondent of the New York
Post asserts that Foreign capitalists have of
fered Secretary Chase to take 100,000,090
United States loan, at 6 and one half per cent.
Coluiyiuus, Oct. 23.— A steamer arrived
here to-day With a flag of truce. It is sup
posed for the purpose to exchange prisoners.
All quiet here.
Richmond, Oet. 21.—One Federal vessel
burned on the Potomac yesterday, and two
more to-day, by hot shot from Confederate
batteries near Evansport.
Special io Memphis Jlppeal:
Richmond, Oct. 22.— An official despatch
was received to-day at the- War Department
from Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, conveying in
telligence of an engagement having taken
place yesterday, near Leesburg, Va. Federal
forces consisting of twelve regiments infan
try and five batteries artillery, crossed the
Potomac under a heavy fire of artillery.—
The Confederate forces under Gen. Evans
drove them back after thev had suffered
heavy loss in killed anil wounded. Our troops
took two hundred prisoners and six pieces
artillery. Our forces engaged consisted of
four regiments infantry, 13th, 17th and 18th
Mississippi and 8th Virginia, and five guns
belonging to Richmond Howitzer batallion.
Among the killed on the Federal side was
Gen. Baker, Senator fioin Oregon. Colonel
Cogshill and ten commissioned officers are
among the federal prisoners captured.
Signed: Djxih.
To Associated Press:
Richmond, Oct. 22.—Passengers by this
afternoon’s train from Manassas report all
quiet, but active operations apprehended any
hour. Harper’s Ferry reported now in pos
session of Confederates, who had driven off
Seventeen prisoners from Western Virginia
arrived in this evening’s cars, fourteen of
whom were deserters from Indiana regiment
and were Union men from Pendleton and
Hardy counties.
Gen. Lee had fallen back to Meadow Bluff.
Loring is at Big Sewell. Floyd is at Fayette
C. H. Jackson is at Greenbrier.
Breckinridge, Marshall and Preston ar
rived here yesterday. They were greeted by
hundreds at the depot. Breckinridge made a
very short speech at the cars. He returned
thanks for the compliment of the large crowd
in calling for him. He said this is no time
for speaking but for action—although he had
been driven from his home in Kentucky, he
was proud to breathe the free air of Virginia.
There is a large concourse to-night at Spotts
wood Hotel. Humphrey Marshall, Colonel
Christy, Breckinridge and others speaking.
The news from the Peninsula indicates ac
tion there. Gen. Magruder has sent a des
patch to the Secretary of War stating that a
portion of Brig. Gen. McLaw’s division had
engaged the enemies forces this morning at
Young’s Mills, which is near Newport News.
Fortress Monroe, Oct. 14.—The loss of
the 20th Indiana regiment in the affair at
Chicamacomaco, was forty-seven.
Augusta, Oct. 22.—The Savannah Repub
lican of this morning has a special dispatch
from Richmond, dated 21st, which says that
a despatch received from Maj. J. T. Brown,
from Yorktown, announcing fight on Friday,
near that place, Federals lost sixty killed,
twelve taken prisoners. Confederates had
eleven killed, three wounded. Two Fedeial
schooners were injured and captured by Con
tederate batteries on the Potomaa. Cargoes
were wood, bay and cement.
Richmond, Oct. 22.— New Orleans papers
of tbe 10th contain despatches from Wash
ington tinted 14th, reporting unprecedented
activity day and night in the navy. Good
two hundred operatives are employed in cast
ing cannon, shot and shell. Ail cannon are
rilled. Nothing later this afternoon from the
Washington, Oct. 15.—Fifty-seven Con
federate prisoners at New York and Washing
ton, were released on taking oath not to en
gage further in the war against United States.
The prisoners will be sent to Norfolk.
Augusta, Oct. 22.—Charleston Courier of
this morning says two gentlemen who escaped
from Key VVest, arrived there. They report
one thousand Federals at Key West and Fort
Jefferson. Among those compelled to take
oalh of allegiance is F. J. Monroe, brother
in-law to Secretary Mallory. In port were
two English and one French frigate. Yacbt
Wanderer is now used as a patrol guard boat.
It was reported that the English and French
naval officers were to have a meeting to draw
up a report that the blockade is totally ineffi
cient. Capt. DuPont who is to command
Southern coast, has iiofc, yet arrived. There
is cause to believe schooner recently captured
by blockaders off Stono, was British schooner
Alert, from West Indies-, with cargo molas
ses, fruit, &c.
Nashville, Oct. 22.-—The St. Louis Re
tiuhlican of the 17th announces capture of
’ederal guard at Big river bridge on St. Louie
and Ironton railroad, and burning of bridge
by Gen. Jeff. Thompson; thus cutting off com
munication between St. Louis, Pilot Knob
and Ironton. Information wa9 given to Re
publican that Capt. Elliott who commanded
guard was released with his men, on parole.
At last advices Thompson was marching to
ward Ironton.
Despatches to Republican from Syracuse,
Mo., dated 16th, say it was rumored that
Adj. Gen. Thomas was recently challenged
by Fremont at Tipton, because he believed
Thomas was the source of many gross misrep
resentations against him. Thom#s declined
the duel on the ground of belonging to ther
It was officially announced in Washington
Oity that the Federal government had ceased
granting passports to go South through the
United States lines.
Despatch from Washington says the foflt
lowing has been issued from army headquar
ters: “United States soldiers taken prisoners
by rebels and released on taking oath not to
take up arms against South.” Government
has ordered an equal number of prisoner*
now confined in this city and elsewhere tehe
released on taking prescribed oath of allegi
ance, or an oath not to bear arms against the
United States.
The Surveyor of New York seized #n the
16th, ship Maid of New Orleans, just arrived
from Liverpool. Vessel was owned in New
New Hampshire is the only State which
has furnished her quota of troops.
Memphis, Oct. 23.—Gentlemen who ar
rived from New Madrid yesterday, say Jeff.
Thompson caught Lincolnites napping in the
vicinity of Iron Mountain. Ho attacked a
force of several hundred federals at the bridge
over Sabine river, killed a large number a*id
captured one hundred and eighty prisoner*
and two pieces cannon. After burning bridge
and two others on the line of Iron Mountain
railroad and tearing up considerable portion
of track, he disappeared, no one knows
Messenger from Fremont’s headquarters,
Warsaw, reached Syracuse; dates 17th, re
ported Price had made a stand in Cedar
county, twenty-five miles from Osceola, with
twenty five thousand well armed and discip
lined troops and a large force of militia.—
Fremont had began preparations to lay a
Pontoon bridge across the Osage and it was
supposed the array would cross on the night
ot the 16th. He intended to push forward
and force Price to fight or retreat.
A despatch from fronton, dated 17th says :
No other bridge than that of Big river had
been interfered with on the Iron Mountain
railroad—rebels not known to have torn nn
railroad—they are reported in large force
twenty-five miles below Ironton, but nothing
definite is known as to their numbers or de
Farther Point, Oct. 15.—Canadian Com
pany’s steamship North America, which
sailed from Liverpool on the 3d, and London
derry on the 4th, passed here this afternoon
for Quebec.
The shipments of cotton from Liverpool to
the United States, amount during last three
months to 3,700 bales; the whole of which
were American, except 371 bales from East
The Dublin Evening Post reiterates the as
sertion that agents of the American govern
ment, in Ireland, were looking for recruits,
but was unable to say bow they had suc
ceeded. It thinks they will meet with but
little encouragement.
Lindsay, M. P., made a speech at Sunder
land, to nis constituents, giving his opinion
that the English government ought to ufgar
raising the American blockade. That both
England and France should now consider ex
pediency by recognising the Southern Con
federacy. There were cheers and some hisses.
New Orleans, Oct. 23. — Special des
patches from Manassas, dated 22a, says fed
eral loss at the battle on the Potomac, on
Monday, near Leesburg, was from four to
five hundred killed and wounded, and three
hundred drowned in the Potomac while at
tempting to re-cr»3S the river. Confederate
loss three hundred killed and wounded. A
triumphant victory for Confederates. Noth
ing later from Peninsula or other camps.
Memphis, Oct. 24.—Hon. E. Lasere, for
merly a member of the United States Con
gress from New Orleans, has been appointed
by President Davis Commissioner from the
Confederate States to Mexico.
-» # » .—
Mayfield, Kentucky, burned by Federal
troops—Federals advanced within eight
miles of Zollicoffer s camp—Skirmish
ing between the Pickets—News from
Tennessee Legislature—Particulars of
the battle of Leesburg, etc.
Nashville, Oct. 21.— Private despatch
from Paris, Tennessee, says, Mayfield, Ken
tucky, was burned on the ‘42nd, by 2000 feder
al troops.
The Knoxville Register,of tb* 23rd. report*

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