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J. C. MORRILL, EDITOR. ~~DES ARC," ARKANSAS : WEDNESDAY,_OCTOBER 3, 1861 DEMO CRA TICTICK E T. FOR PRESIDENT, JOHN C. BRECKINRIDGE, Or KENTUCKY. FOR VICE-PRESIDENT, GENERAL JO. LANE, OF OREGON. PSaSOENTIAL ELECTORS. W. W. Floyd, T. F. Sorrells » W. Taylor, W. W. Leake THE CITIZEN TO BE ENLARGED! We have made arrangements to enlargi the Citizen, and shall next week present i sheet, in size, inferior to none in the State fifi?“The first edition of our enlarger paper will be circulated in every county ir Arkansas, and in every State in the Union Advertisers will find a great advantage ir sending in their favors in time for our em larged edition. We shall issue at leas three thousand copies. We understand that the tenor ol an article which appeared in the last issue of the Citizen has been misconstrued.— We alluded to the article copied from the JN ash vi lie Union and •American, in re gard to the proposition to withdraw the Douglas electoral ticket and to fuse on a common ticket. The article in question was published merely as a matter of news, with no purpose of committing ourself to the proposition suggest^ by the Douglas electors of Tennessee. 186T* Enclosed in this issue of the Cit izen we send to our subscribers a supple ment containing an address to “ the De mocracy and people of Arkansas,” by the Democratic Central Committee of this State. We bespeak for this document an attentive perusal; it is an able and logical review of the issues of this canvass, and is completely exhaustive of the topics dis cussed. It is proper to add that it is from the pen of our accomplished friend Col. J. W. McConauguey. -- Our Prospects. Despite the efforts of the opposition to throw discredit on our gallant standard bearers, the fact is becoming more appar ent every day that our cause is rapidly gaining ground in every State in the South, and is advancing with giant strides in the larger Western and Northern States.— The reaction is so marked and strong that the opponents of Breckinridge and Lane • betray unmistakable symptoms of weak ** ness in the knees, and are now concerting schemes of fusion whenever such a com bination offers a chance of success. They have discarded that flippant, boasting tone which they assumed at the opening of the canvass, and are now resorting to passion ate appeals in behalf of the Union as in sincere as they are ridiculous. This is a species of game now wholly played out, destined to recoil with stunning effect upon its perpetrators. The Norfolk speech of Senator Doug las has aroused the indignation of the peo ple of Virginia to such a pitch that some of his warmest admirers in that State at once “cut” their connection with his party. His wanton attack upon Mr. Breckinridge cre ated the most unmitigated disgust, and re vealed in their hideous deformity the dem agogueical proclivities of the Presidential aspirant. His long search for his mother, though fruitless in one respect, has yet opened the eyes of the people to the ob jects and designs of this reckless political schemer. The Telegraph informs us that he is still on his Northern tour, and we hope that he will have frequent opportu nities of being betrayed into making* speeches. We hope that he may visit every State in the Union, as we are con vinced thaf'nolhing will tend more to the tiiumphant election of Breckinridge and Lane. To every observant mind it must be evi dent that Mr. Douglas has no expectation of being elected now; but that he is play ing a bold hand for the Black Republican nomination in 1864. We are convinced that he will adopt the policy long suggest ed by his man Forney. By dividing the 1 Democratic party and widening deeper the 1 I breach which exists, he is striving to in- '1 Bure the success of Lincoln. Tins is un- j doubted!)' the programme of the Northern 1 Douglasites, and what fully confirms us in 1 this view of the case, is the unconcealed 1 satisfaction with which Seward, Burlin E*roe auJ Greely applauded and encour- i «gc the “Little Suckers” defection. Di- i 0w£ey impera is a Machiavailic principle, and Utfcugh attempted to be enforced by the corrupt myrmidons who follow in his lead, the honesty, patriotism and intelh gence of the Democratic masses are has tening to the rescue and will prove fully _ adequate to “crush out” the incendiary plot. We have an abiding confidence in the political integrity of the masses. They may at times be deluded from the path of duty by wily and oily-tongued dema - gogues, but they are soon aeen in cor recting their errors and in upholding the h cause of truth and justice. These indica - lions of returning reason are unmistaka ble in Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey. Our brothers in those gallant States have unfurled the banner of Con stitutional Rights, and are battling man fully for our jeopardized institutions. They are daily advancing with full confidence of success. The contest may be hot and se vere, but the issue now hardly admits of a doubt. Will Southern men stand idly by, while our Northern friends are up nnd doing Will not they shake off their ' apathy and don their armor once more. Will not the South unite to a man with her gallant defenders. Is Lincoln Moke Conservative than Seward?—It is suggested by a class of journals who are endeavoring to . prepare the public mind for a quiet sub mission to Black Republican rule, that the nomination of Lincoln and the defeat of Seward is the result of a reaction in favor of conservatism among the Republicans. A more dangerous and deceptive fallacy cannot be fastened upon the Southern mind. Whatever horror may be entertain ed by conservative men of all sections, of the radical and dangerous doctrines of William H. Seward, will be intensified in regard to Abe Lincoln, the coarse and reckless candidate from Illinois. It is a matter of historical record that Lincoln is the real author of the infamous dogma of the “irrepressible conflict.” In June 1858, four months before Mr. Seward’s Roches ter speech, Lincoln avowed the same nes Mn. Bell also a Repudiator of the Decision op the Supreme Court.— Mr. Bell in a speech delivered in the Sen ate on tho 18th of March, 185S, on the Kansas-Lecomption question, said: “Whatever may lie the decision of the Su preme Court on the power of Congress to in terfere with the question of slavery in the Territories, and however clear and well-found ed in principle and authority its decisions may be, r have supposed tlfat inasmuch as it is a question of constitutional construction or in terpretation, and relates to the jurisdiction and power of a special department of the Govern ment—a department always more or less under the influence of political consideration, the question would not be regarded as permanent ly settled; and that whenever in the future, as heretofore; Congress shall be called upon to legislate concerning a Territory, the question will again become the subject of decision, and such decision as the majority shall think pro per to declare. Congress was never swayed by the opinion of the Supreme Court on the question of its power to establish a National Bank, nor will it be controlled bv any of its opinions on questions involving politi cal consideration.” Every question of vital importance is a political question more or less, and accord ing to this theory of Mr. Bell, there is no necessity for the Black Republicans to carry out their present avowed purpose of “revolutionizing the Supreme Court.” It is only necessary for them to break down the Democracy and effectually revolution ize the North, getting the control of Con gress, and they will have all they require to accomplish their ends. What matters it that they have a Supreme Court to de cide disputed constitutional points and de termine the rights of the minority as well as the majority. “All matters” says Mr. Bell, “of a political character remain open” for a dominant majority to do as they please. “Congress will not be controlled' by any of its opinions on questions involv-' ing political considerations.” Was ever! * more dangerous heresy promulgated b any man who set himself up for an Arne- * ican statesman. We appeal to honeti | linking people—every one of whom hve < rights to be protected from the encroch- i nents of licentious power—to kno' if f hpv will stihftp.rihtt sur.Vi upnlimpnls anil » Judge Douglas out Flat-fcoted for Squatter S«reig%. He Doffs all Disffse awl Shows fhi Cloven Foot—ow do 'J™ Think of Douas ■ At Clifton Sprin”. New %k- on,lhe 15th ult., this questn was Pullo Douglas, and his answer wr as followii The question *s—“ Hav(1he people of a Territory ib>r‘gkt' according to the doctrine of non”i-er',aD*'0^’. ^ abolish or exclude slavery om a Territory while in a Territorial co^***on.* Id answer t<the cries of **iwho wrote that question ? it was s*a*el^ that it was put by H. C. futchinson. [Luthier.] Mr. Dough* then said—I i|ve only a word to say i reply. If that gentleman had read a/ one speech thu I have made on the object in the last fiv» years, be would haveouud an unequivocal answer to that que*°n. I have made more than fifty speeies this year in whiph I have answeredthis question, and yet political opponentiusist on putting it to oic for the purpose 1 creating doubt on the subject. 1 canno believe there is a man in Amer ica, of ((Unary intelligence, who does not know tA I hold that the people of a Ter ritory,-ohile a Territory, and daring the Terrifrial condition, may introduce, ex clude}lbolish or regulate slavery, just as they jease. When I have seen newspa pers ud small politicans renewing that queson. it has excited in my bosom no othr feeling than that of unmitigated con teorit, that they should pretend to have doots on the subject. [Loud applause foowed this interlude.] Kendall on Texas.—Geo. W. Ken all, Esq., one of the proprietors of the few Orleans Picayune, writing^ his pa ler from Texas, where he is now resident, .nd engaged largely in agricultural oper .tions, presents the following summary of lis operations: I have heretofore cultivated just ground mough to “bread” my household and vork hands, and to feed such horses as I lave in constant use, and I have succeed d. I made a good crop of corn in 1858, lotwithstanding the grasshoppers cot down oy first planting; I made another good rop in 1859, notwithstanding the drouth; tilential idea, which was caught upbySe ward, and has proved the ruin of theBlacl Republican leader of New York. Lik the poisoned shirt of Nessus, it will slid to its true author and will strip him of hi political hide. Conservative men Nortl and South will have their eyes fully opei to the direful consequences of the eleva tion of such a man, holding and preparer to carry out such a monstrous programme A large body of the Northern people wh< have generally abstained from casting theii votes, will be warned by the lurid dark' ness glaring in the future, that the onl) safety for our institutions and for theii own property and best interests, is to rail) to the polls and “crush out” the monster, Black Republicanism, embodied in such men as Lincoln and Hamlin. Seward with his talent and education, might have fell it to his interest to play the conservative in case of his success; but from a man like Lincoln, who in his reckless hatred of the South, declared that he would delight to stand on the banks of the Ohio and hurl his missiles of fanaticism into the slave institutions of Kentucky, nothing but the bitterest and most deadly fruit can be ex pected. He has the malignity of old John Brown, without his self-sacrificing bravery, and good men of all sections and all par ties will turn with dismay from the bitter cup of disunion and civil and social dis cord presented to them. Lincoln is not a whit more conservative than Seward, and his nomination was brought about by no concessions to conservatism. His advocates rely mainty for success upon the continued divisions in the Dem ocratic party. It has been the high mis sion of the Democratic party on several trying occasions, to allay the storm of fac tion and disorder, and to save the Consti tution and the Union from disruption. We still have an abiding faith that it will be equal to the occasion. In this election are liberal and constitutional institutions, and we yet look to the Democratic masses, in dependent of the action of their leaders, to close up their divisions and place the confederacy upon a firm and stable basis. Douglas versus Johnson.—Douglas says a State has no right to leave the Union, but the right of revolution. H. V. Johnsou says “ tho right of peaeeabie se cession must be maintained ; it is the only hope of the South.” Douglas says he will use the Federal troops to coerce a State. Johnson says he will resist with all his might the attempt of the Govern ment to coerce a seceding State. Is not such a ticket held together by “ the co hesive power of public plunder,” rather than by a unity of political principles. -«. - Douglasism at the South.—Six of :he nominees on the Douglas electoral icket in Tennessee have declined to act he part assigned them. In Florida, the Douglasite ticket has entirely collapsed. \ Breckinridge paper describes theSquat erite electoral ticket of Mississippi as ‘like a mouth with a bad set of teeth—full if vacancies." We have no doubt that Ireekinridge and Lane will receive a marly uuited vote of the Southern De-! nocracy, carrying' a large proportion of he Southern electoral vote. - -....—-^y % — ■ A Baltimore Bell Organ.— The Balti aore Patriot says :—“We have advocated and halt vote tor Messrs. Bell and Everett. To hat end they ought to be elected, and to that ind, i£ they can uot be,$ve accept the election )f Mr. Lincoln, according to the Constitution tnd the mode pointed out by the laws, as bet er than any Democrat,” elevate the author of them to the fiecu live Chair of the nation. -■»».«■ JS«^” We are in receipt of a pmphlet copy of the Militia Law of the itate of Arkansas, together with some of he gen eral regulations of the United Stses Mili tia. Appended to it we find a nost ex cellent address from Gov. Conwy, urging upon the people the necessity f keeping : at all times an organized and fined Mili , tia. Some of his suggestion in this re gard are so wholesome that w will, at an early period, lay them beforeaur readers. We believe that we have n-ver been ac cused of any partiality for (ov. Conway; but we will do him the jusice to say that he has displayed a most commendable zeal in pushing forward thereorganization of the Militia. -- Hon. C. F. Jaccson, Governor elect of Missouri, whos; recent election has been so loudly prochimed a Douglas triumph, addressed, a f<w days ago, the Breckinridge State Coivention, in which he repudiated Squatte’ Sovereignty and avowed his prefereme for Mr. Breckin ridge. A friend wiiting to us from North Port, Alabama, ays, in regard to the Presidential canvass: “ I see some of the Douglas and Bell papers are claiming Alabama. This is all hurabuggery.— Breckinridge’s majority over the two com bined will not be less than ten thousand. I see men from all portions of the Slate every day, and it is Breckinridge and Lane all the time.” -- - Squatter Sovereignty in 1854.— While the Kansas bill was under consid eration in the Senate, Mr. Chase, of Ohio, offered the following amendment: “The people of a Territory, through their appropriate Representatives, may, if they see fit, prohibit slavery therein.” Thi3 was popular sovereignty, pure and undisguised; yet, we find every Demo cratic Senator, Judge Douglas included, voting against it, while every Black Re publican Senator voted for it. Now Judge Douglas is trying to toist this mis erable Black Republican dogma upon the Democratic party, and threatens to des troy its organization unless received. The Fairmount True Virginian says: “That old Roman, Wm. Letcher, the Gov ernor’s father, being a strong Breckin ridge man, was asked what he would do now that his sou had come out for Doug las he replied. ‘ I was a Democrat before John was born ! ’ Three oheers for this old Jackson Dem ocrat ! —— The Last Dodge.—A Cincinnati paper tells a story of a dry-goods drummer in that city who secured a “first class Iowa merchant” from the attacks of other drummers, by giv ing him a dose of medicine, which obliged the merchant to keep his room until the drum mer had leisure to attend him—that is, sell him a large bill of goods. Another Douglas Elector Out eor Breckinridge and Lane.—John G. Stokes, of Tuakegee, Ala., who was appointed Doug las elector for Tallapoosa county, declines to : serve in that capacity, and says he shall sup-' port Breckinridge and Lane. Douglas’ Revenge.—Douglas hopes to get his revenge against the South, by throw ing New York for Lincoln. In this he will probably succeed; but as the chances are for Breckinridge in Pennsylvania, Squatty’s cal culations may yet be overturned. God graut it! Douglas Takes the Responsibility.— The Douglas leaders have taken the respon sibility of refusing the oiler made by Breck inridge’s friends, to fuse in New York and de feat Lincoln. Let our friends everywhere ex plain this to the people. I have made a better crop this year, in the face of a worse drouth; I intend, if I live, to make a still heavier crop next year—I will have it. So much for my farming operations. As regards ray suc cess at sheep raising, I can say that. for the last four years, ending in May, 1860, I have realized a clear profit of 75 per cent, per annum on the amount invested, and my prospects for the ensuing year are equally flattering, as my flocks were never in better condition at this season. As I am not greedy, I am satisfied with these gains; and I do not see why any one, who will watch as close and work as hard as I have done, cannot realize corresponding profits so long as sheep locations can be secured at presents rates. I will not pursue this subject further to day, but wish it distinctly understood that I have not done with it yet. In my day I have bad some experience in the settle ment of new States; I was all through Ohio as long ago as 1828; have since been in most of the Territories east of the Rocky Mountains when the new population was first coming in, and I intend to describe what I have seen. Texas, dry as it has been, will not suffer much from compari son when a general average is struck of advantages and disadvantages. ——- ♦ > ♦ The Sreat Elevator.— A southern gentlemjn, at one of the hotels in Penn sylvamadast week, perceiving that the di ning-roofn servant, a negro, was bestowing his attentions elsewhere to his neglect, called uaJohn, and accosted him in this wise: “John, I have servants at home, and am waited upon as a gentleman shouldbe. I am nejjected here, and am tired of it. 1 give yoB fair notice that I shall inform (lie proprietor of your conduct unless you be have bettdr.” The consequence was John becajie very attentive during the few days ihe gentleman remained. On geiug awiy, the gentltman called John up and pfle sented hid with a dollar or two, which he thus acknowledged: “Thanb’e, rnassa; Southern gemmin always s*—reprimand us if we do^’t ’tend ’em right, but dey always give rn a dollar or kvo ’fore dey leave. But d#e Abolishun gemmen mighty hard to sat, and requife so much ’tention, an’ wfen dey leave »hake your hand, look up to|le sky, an’ say: 1 God bless you, my un»r tunate friejd, and elevate you in the scble of humani^,’ or something like dat, jut never givelus a thing to elevate us.” —j— ■ ^ | » Good News From Pennsylvania.! The Old Line Guard, the organ of tie sterling Djnocracy of Indiana, thus refeb to the Pern sylvania election: Senator ligler and other shrewd poj licians of I annsylvania say, that Brec| inridgc anc Lane will carry that State fy 4.0,000 maj rity. Douglas has gone thele to break uplhe fusion of both sectionsif the Demociits on the electoral ticket, b he did in (Inuecticut. Our friends s^ he can’t do ft. They are getting their eyes open i» his treason, and now beg^i to look upon; him as a second Van Buret As Pennsyltania goes, so will go Net Jersey; anti these States, with a unite! j South, willjput Breckinridge and Lani through. -The Washington Union, publishes thl following as the aggregates of imports ami] exports for tlf fiscal year, ending January' 30, 1860 : Exports. .$400,107,461 Imports.^..361,797,209 Balance in ivorof Exports....$38,370,252 Upon this sho ring the exports exceed any previous yearlver $27,000,000. Report MeIiation in Mexico Untrue.— Letters from Washington state positively that the reported ajeeptance by our government, of the proposilon for joint mediation with England and Dance, in the affairs of Mexico, is untrue. It iskdded that Gen. Cass was busy preparing iDstaictions for Mr. McLane. but nothing whatefr is known of their nature. -It is sai that ex-President Tyler, now| seventy-five ye. s old, and looking more ro-l bust and young r than when he occupied the White House, as an iufant daughter only two months old Political Catechism Worth Studying Question.—Who said in a speech in tin , United Slates Senate : “ Had I been conscientiously opposei j to slavery, and had settled in Kansas will a view to better rny condition, and wit ' nesscd the outrages said to have beet I committed by the citizens of Missouri 01 ; the rights of the free State inhabitants 1 and had I felt my neck galled by the yok< 1 of a usurped government, and had lost al hope of relief from any quarter—if resist ance to such oppression be treason, so hd1 me God, I would have been a traitor /” Answer.—John Beil. Question.—Who settled in Kansas, con scientiously opposed to slavery with a viev to better his condition, and witnessed al that transpired there ? Answer John Brown, who died a Charlestown, Virginia. Question.—Who voted against the rub to exclude Abolition petitions from th house of Representatives ? Answer.—John Bell, John Q. Adams Tom Corwin, Josh. Giddings, Mr. SIad< and other Abolitionists. Question.—Who said—“ Sir if ant should now desire to know my poor opin ion upon the proper mode of terminatim this [Mexican] war, I say make the bes treaty with any existing government tha you can. If you must have the territorie of New Mexico and California, get a ces sion of them; if you cannot do that comi back to the RioGrande, to the boundary you claim title to and save your honor ? Answer.—John Bell. Question who said in his speech in th< Senate—“My advice is, to stop the war Flee the country as you would a city doomed to distruction by fire from Hea ven ?” Answer.—John Bell. Question.—Who said—“I fully concur red in the main line of Mr. Sumner; speech,” in the Senate, on the Kansa Bill, for which Mr. Brooks caned him? Answer.—Edward Everett. Question.— Who said he believed Con gress had the power, and that that bod; should exercise it, of abolishing slaver; in the District of Columbia, prohibiting i in the Territories, and abolishing the slavi trade between the Southern States? Answer.—Edward Everett. Question.—Who said he was “opposei to the admission into the Union of an' new State, whose constitution tolerate negro slavery ?” Answer.—Edward Everett. Mr Douglas and the Governor of Vir ginia. In his Norfolk speech, Mr. Dougla being asked “ if Abraham Lincoln is el ected President of the United States, wil the Southern States be justifiable in sece ding from the Union.” He replied : “ To this I emphatically answer, no (great applause) the election of a man t< the Presidency by the American people in conformity with the Constitution of tht United States, would not justify an at tempt to dissolve this glorious confeder acy.” In his inaugural message of the 7th o January, 1860, Gov. Letcher, who is nou a warm partisan of Mr. Douglas, say: with equal emphasis: “If the aggressions to which we have beeu subjected for so many years are t< be repeated, if mutual discord and sus picions are to continue, and if the eledioi of a sectional Republican candidate v I860 is to be superadded, it is useless h conceal the fact, that in the present lempei of the Southern people it cannot and wil not be submitted to.” In reply to another question as to wha he would advise in case the Southert States secede from the Union upon the in auguration of Lincoln. Mr. Douglas ii the same speech says: “ I answer emphatically that it is tin duty of the President of the Unitec States, and all others in authority undei him, to enforce the la^vs of the Unitec States, passed by Congress, and as the courts expounded them, [cheers,] and I as in duty bound by my oath of fidelity to the Constitution, would do all in my power to aid the Government of the Uni ted States in maintaining the supremacy of the laws against all resistance to them, come from what quarter it might. [Good.j In other words, I think the President ol the Uuited Slates, whoever he may be, should treat all attempts to break up the Union, by resistence to the laws, as Old Hickory treated the nullifiers in 1832.” [Applause.] In his message of the 7th of January, Gov. Letcher, with equal emphasis says : ** TTKu * irrnnroOoiKLi rmnflint * -, - ‘“-I announced and advocated by the ablest and moat distinguished leader of the Re publican party, is an open declaration ol war against the institution of African slavery, wherever it exists; and I would be disloyal to Virginia and the South if I did not declare that the election of such a man, entertaining such sentiments and advocating such doctrines, ought to be re sisted by the slavetiolding States. The idea of permitting such a man to have the control and direction of the army and navy of the United States, and the ap pointment of high judicial and executive officers, postmasters included, cannot be entertained by the South for a moment.” After such disclosures as this, is not the conclusion inevitable that the Douglas leaders are a set of political adventurers, held together by no co-herence of prin ciples. A New Class of Live Stock at Agricul t'UKAL Fairs.—An itemizer of tile Adams Mass.) Transcript says that a man in Wil iamstown has a large lot of bullfrogs, ail fattened for a foreign market. Some of them lave been highly fed for several years, and pe of enormous size, weighing about 40 pounds! Although no premium is offered on pis stock, he intends to exhibit them at the fioosac Valley Fair. -The Chicago papers state that the seven Northwestern States have produced over 118, 000,000 bushels of wheat, and that the surplus that can be spared from Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Missouri, after keeping abundance for bread and seed, will be ei^uel to half of their whole crop. The Electoral Vote. > As every one is cyphering nnd prophe sying on the probable result of the Presi I dential election, it may be interesting to our readers to have a table before them, 1 showing the number of electoral votes to which each Slate is entitled. The follow 1 ing list will afford the desired information: Alabama. 9 California...*. 4 ’ Arkansas*..... 4 Connecticut. 6 ! Delaware. 3 Illinois.11 l Florida. 3 Indiana.13 . Georgia.19 Iowa. 4 Kentucky.12 Maine. 8 Louisiana*.*. ...... 6 Massachusetts.t3 Maryland. 8 Michigan. 6 Mississippi. 7 Minnesota. 4 . Missouri. 9 New Hampshire.• • 5 North Carolina.... 10 New Jersey. 7 South Carolina.**• 8 New York.35 1 Tennessee.12 Ohio. .’23 Texas. 4 Oregon. 3 L Virginia.15 Pennsylvania.27 Rhode Island. 4 Vermont. 5 s Wisconsin.5 120[ 183 120 ‘ Total Electoral Vote.303 Necessary for an election of President-.152 ’ In case of a failure of the people to elect ■ a President, the present House of Repre : sentatives will have that duly to perform, t each State casting one vote, and a majori t ty of the whole number of States being ne t cessary to a choice. The present House ■ is divided politically as follows: Demo * cratic—Alabama, Arkansas, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Lou isiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia—14; ! Republican—Connecticut, Indiana. Iowa, 1 Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minne sota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Wisconsin—15; Equally Di vided—Kentucky, Maryland and North ■ Carolina—3; American—Tennessee—1. > It requires 17 votes to effect a choice, and > as neither the Democrats nor Republicans have a sufficient number, the four last named States will, of course, hold “the ■ balance of power.” Should the House ' fail to elect a President before the 4th of 1 March, that duty will then, in effect, de t volve upon the Senate, which has the elec-. ' tion of a Vice-President, who, under the provisions of the Constitution, becomes President of the United States. The t Senate is composed of a majority of Dein I ocrats. s — “Keep it before the People, that Douglas cannot get a Single State in the Union, and that he is running sim ply to divide the Democracy, and to prf. vent the election of a Democratic Presi dent !” OAKLAND GROVE 1 WOOL-CARDING MACHINE. MY CARDING MACHINE is now in full operation,and ready to accommo date customers. Have your Wool washed in clear cold 1 water, without soap, and well picked. JAMES M. BEAKENEY. Oct. 3,.1.860—[4w. Proprietor. BISSOLlTi:a.\.— mHE Co-partnership heretofore existing [_ between James A. Jennings and Thomas C. Dismukes, under the firm name of J. A. Jennings fe Co., was, on the 20th day of Au gust, 1800, dissolved by mutual consent; dis l solved only so far as is necessary to the wind ing up of the oM business. The books, ac counts and notes are placed in the hands of Horace P. Vaughan, who is our agent, for the purpose of settling up the entire concern. All persons indebted to us will please call on him and settle. Those having claims against us will present to him for liquidation ; he is fully authorized to receive and receipt for all dues to us, and to pay out and take receipt for all demands against us. J. A. JENNINGS. THOS. C. DISMUKES. HAVING the books and papers of the Firm of J. A. Jennings & Co., I would be glad that all persons indebted to them would come forward and settle, that I may be able to meet the demands against them. HORACE P. VAUGHAN. Oct. 3, [4t. To all Whom it may Concern: NOTICE is hereby given that, on the 10th day of September, a. n. 1858,1 applied to W. R. Miller, Auditor of the State of Arkan sas, and received a donation deed to the north west quarter of section thirty-three, in town ship five south, range four west of the fifth principal meridian, containing one hundred and sixty acres, and paid to said W. R. Mil ler one dollar and a quarter therefor. Now, therefore, all persons who can set up any right to said land so donated, in consequence of any illegality, informality or irregularity connect ed with such sale, are hereby called upon to show cause at tho April term, a. d. 1861, of the Circuit Court of Arkansas county, at a court to be holden on the fourth Monday af ter the fourth Monday in March, 1861, at the court house in the town of DeVVitt, in said county, why said deed shall not be confirmed, pursuant to a petition by me to then be filed fin t.hf» 'hanparv cido nP aniil i>nnrt p. f. McFarland. per J. E. Gatewood. [oct3-6w Confirmation of Tax Titles. NOTICE is hereby given, that at a Sale of Lands for non-payment of taxes, penalty and cost, due thereon for the year 1858, held in the Town of DeWitt, in Arkansas County, at the Court House door of said county, on the second Monday in March, 1859, by Henry K. Stephens, then Sheriff and Collector of Taxes in and for said county of Arkansas:— Samuel W. Kennedy purchased the following lands, to-wit: in Town 2 south, R. 5 west, the S. E. 4 of sec- 14: taxed in name of Lydia A. Foster, and the S. E. 4 of sec. 36 ; taxed in name of William E. Foster. In Town 3 south, R. 4 west, S. E. 4 of 21, taxed to Mary F. Stringfellow; and the S. E. J of 22, taxed to Win. M. Stringfellow. In Town 3 south, range 5 west, The S. E 4 of sec. 1, taxed to Sarah E. Gibbs. And S. W. I “ 4, William D. Jones. S. E. 4 “ 21, “ Martha R. Jones. And N. E. 4 “ 3G, “ James A, Jones, jr. In Township 4 south, R 5 west. S W 4 of sec. 17, taxed to James B. Stringfellow ; in 4 south, R5 west, SE 4 of 21, taxed to W. H. Maloney and S W 4 of 15, taxed to Isaac B. String fellow; in Town 4 south, R 6 west, S W 4 of sec. 13, taxed to James Elder; in Town 5south, R 5 west, S E 4 of sec. 2, taxed to S. M. Strong, for which the said Samuel W. Ken nedy paid the sum of two 93-100 dollars for , each tract, and received from the Sheriff of j said county a ceitificate of purchase therefor, and the said Kennedy having transferred said certificates of purchase to John H. Quisen berry, and the said Quisenberry having re I reived from Joseph W. Maxwell, Sheriff of Arkansas county, Sheriff’s deeds for all the 1 ! lands above described; now, therefore, all J Ig^sons who can set up any right to said lauds, j or any pact thereof, in consequence of any | j informality, irregularity or illegality connec- I ted with such sale, are called upon to show \ ■ cause at the April term of Arkansas Circuit j . ■ Court, on the Chancery side thereof, at a ! s Court to be holden on the 4th Monday after j' the 4th Monday in March, 1861, in the Town i of DeWitt, in said county, why said sales should no. be confirmed, pursuant to a petition then to be filed by me in said court for that purpose. JOHN H. QUISENBERRY. per J. E, Gatewood, Oct. 3, Gt, 1 1 l PUBLIC SPEAKING. Rev. James T. Morri«, on the si,je and Everett, and R. S. Gantt, or B. c ° on the side of Breckinridge and address such of their fellow-citir.et choose to give them a hearing, at th ing times and places. Gen. W. B. also expected and invited to at ticipate in these discussions: Clear Lake, Wednesdg Rich Woods, Thu radar Hamilton, Friday, Brownsville, Saturda Nathan Trotter’s, Saturda Atlanta, Monday, Hickory Plain, Tuesday, Walter’s Chapel, Wednesd Des Arc, Friday, Buck’s Landing, Saturday Devall’s Bluff, Monday, La Grew, Tuesday, Sept 19, 1860. Partner TO engage in a lucrative Arc. A small capital on dress “ X,” Citizen office. AUCTION ! AUCTIOsiT GOING, GOING, ON WEDNESDAY and TH 24th and 25th Oct., 1800 auction to the highest bidder, p out reserve, at my Store in Des assortment of Dry Goods, Read ing, Boots and Shoes, Hats, B ware, Saddlery, China, Glass an Books, Stationery, Castings, Glass, Tobacco, Dog Irons, PI Negro Goods, as well as a grea articles too numerous to enuinerat All sums over $10 in one day, cr January; under $10, cash. 1 wil sell at auction every Wednesday a thereafter, as well as at private times, at a very small advance on the usual credit. J. H. QUISEi Auction, Commission Merchant Estate Agent. FALL & WINTER R. C. MCCARLEY & DES ARC,... Are in receipt of A NEW STOC —OF— FALL &, WINT GOODS, CONSISTING OF A COMPLETE S OF ALL ARTICLES USUALL KEPT IN DRY GOODS HUUBKS. B Their Goods I have been selected I expressly for this Market, and great care has j» been taken ■ as to * QUALITY AND DURABILlfTB They fiatter themselves that all who ■§■ them their custom will be satisfied, as BB are determined to PLEASE. ;'-jM Give them a call, and satisfy yoursel^^H Sept. 26—tf. i, 1 ’ Hj'kK-st ■ I Dos Arc Property and LH MONDAY, OUT. 29,116a A-t Dea A-rc. A.rU:auBi 1WILL SELL at Auction, for the on Monday, the 29th of October, l^^H following U\|K HOIJSES'and I^B Six lots adjoining the town of Des ArcBUfi South, containing 1} to 1’ acres eac^^B and dry, well suited for family resid^^B 1 also 480 acres of Land erst of White^^B.B one to one and a half miles northeast oBpl" Ai.-; numbered N. E. 12. S. E. 1, E. j.-jBLl*! and S.1N.1V.I. T. 4. N. 5, W. AlsoB 1 1 of S. E. 30, T. 4, N. 4 W., on the casMiBJ of White river, 3 miles below Des ArcBpB*^ tabling 54 89-100 acres. Terms ok SaB>B One-fourth cash, balance in four, six, t®| and eighteen months, with 10 per cent. B>' I est from due until paid. | 1 ALSO, the large new framed house anflpl lots, now occupied by Isaac Gair, on the®-! lie Square in Des Arc ; also, a new frawl house, well arranged, and 2 lots on the cofcjj of Anderson and Thornhill streets, occuBro by Mr. Edmonds; also, a house and three® I adjoining the Erwin Survey, south of L^^B Harrison’s dwelling; also 6 vacant loU^B block 3, north part of town. Terms : flpjl known on day of Sale. Other Property i^B| be added to this list, making it one of tliem^B Important Sales of Proper* ever held in Des Arc. Parties anywhere v^Ba find this to lie one of the best opportunities^® profitable investment ewer offered in this s^B tion of country. I CO.if Hi O.YU, C 0.1115 .9M| to this large sale of valuable property. F^B further particulars addresser see the uniM® signed Agent, Des Arc, Ar kansas. Mi .i. nr. qi isENnrimv.B Auction, Commission Merchant, and R*^B Estate Agent. [sep 26—4t^K DISSOLUTION. 1 THE Partnership heretofore existing Dj®' tween the undersigned, in the practice! <^B Dentistry, was dissolved by mutual consent ol® the 13th inst. E. T. Sweyer is alone author!® ized to settle the business of the firm. ^B H H HARRISONS® E. T. SWEYEK. W Des Arc, Sept. 19, 1860.—-it 1 E. T.SWEYER, I DENTIST, DES ARC, ARKANSAS* WILL continue the business in* a|l its branches, including conUM* ^'O-LlxTTuous Gum Work. ■ r (E3T Olfice on Buena Vista-street, up-sUbb* Jackson’s new building. » Sept. 19—tf. * FALL AND WINTER GOODS. McLaren & jackson, HAVE JUST RECEIVED IOl> ASSORTED PACKAGES >f goods in their line. ALSO, Star Candles, Soaps, &c. All of which they intend selling as cheap as the cheapest, ESPECIALLY FOR CASH. Persons visiting our town for the purposeef mrchasing, will please give us a call beror mying elsewhere. Des Arc, Ark., Sept. 19, I860. ______ JUST RECEIVED flcLAREN & JACKSON, Das .ire, «Urkansas. ^ DOZEN silk, cassimere and soft fur Hay 3 assorted. Also, 1J gross Garrett’s snun, ’urpentine in bottles j Quinine and Sir"n ?omc; Star Candles j Soda j Starch ; Bnin tone : Bar Soap, fcac., &.c. Aug. 22, 1860. _ Town Lots for Sal^1 [pnoM one to roiia hundred lots, P in Des Arc, to suit purchasers, for ** * y tebi.tt FRITH 4a CATLlN