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OR MAND PROPRIETOR.
*"(We fl ibrt aated to receive con
wibetums fro our frtends, in and
u im slreveport. An occasional
srticleoroml oE planters, relative to
the 4p , will e very acceptable.
IE hit, e"e desire correspondence
fom» e~"y secfion of the States.
Peri l-6 articles will not be pub
lihd,· either a. -aommunications or
&lAi e.e u.ent.
"ilios friendly to ourandertaking,
* iaay liear of any local; or- ither
itei, that wiHR prove of interest to
*r r ders, willfavor us by handing
r 6 asawe at the office of the News.
h. writing be brief and cnoise,
te4axg in nmind, that lengthy 'eom
mricatlions are seldom appreciated
by aewspaper readers.
7Job Work must be paid.for on de
Mr. JouH W. TABR, is- our au
th-orn;ed agent in Natchitoches.
Mr. D. D. O'BarIN, Ng. 6, Ex
change Plae,. New Orleans, is eur
authoried Agent for that:city.
Mr. IH 0: OLAIKR; Bookseller, is
uranathloriaed agent for Vicksbig
Jr. J H. LoFro, is our agent
atfi" ellevue, Bossier Parish.
"ostRnasterM can act as AIgents,
roein IM5 c.nt flron the annoD nt
foezdcXled. for every yearly sub
WUMWI88 8, JANUAtY iS,. 18.
Siggle p& , 10 Cents.
Sieee !w y rw Pageb.
] rMsa indebted to t is office will
much oblige us by settling up imme
diately if possible.. Flour, pork and
hef, will be asacceptable as .money.
Or friend H.C. Clarke, Publisher,
ookseller, and stationer in Vicks
imr,1has made us the recipients ofj
arther favors. Again :do we return
ur-thanks to himi for- his-attention
to, indtrevnimbrance of, the editor of
theNeews. We noice, by the way,
that this-gentleman is about issuing
-a sond edition of his Confederate
States Almanac for 1862. We are
pleased to hear it, for the work is a
good one, and should be in the pon
session of everybody.
We learn from the captain of trad
ing boat Garabaldi No. 1, which we
mentioned in our last had Asak, that
everything was saved. She sunk 95
The notite of a fight-between two
compraies in Bed River county,
*hich we published in our'last, ex
tacte4. from th- Jefferson Herald
a ~~Gaette, proves to be without
f6uadtioin. The' same paper says
that the fight did not occur.
Te vote on the Cotton relief Bill
in the House of Representatives
etands 45 yeas to 22 nays. The Go
vermor. hwever, has vetoed the bill.
SWeF acknwlelde the reeeipt,of.na
iuritatie to attend a fanay, dress
bpso a iwerea&his. venaing by Mr:
mla nabweun. A~gress of bus
ing, a.lge er,, ill gqeven. our at
Jbeacmme ed ij & letter from
-1i4P$itt Mr.lelIy editor of th.
I wdBO~a~a.ealy wropaw ed in
Fl V t f4lJBylr, was recover
Ou American vaw
si llfe-t w lu edji r in rts is M
.Ys ^»fS,^ *«etN ?
We the ofir
form us not only of a sigaliefeat i
but also that the gallantdi ýen. lix
K. Zollicofier is no more ~i i and
ofthe livring. He met ha dath like-a 1
brave moldir whitle bAing his men i
on to battle our enemy.
The disaster alluded t ocýared at i
Mills Spring, Eastbrn Kentucky, I
about thirty miles above the Ten- 1
nessee line. Our loss in killed, mis
sing, and wounded, is estimated at I
not less than five hundred. Two <
battries o# artillery besides equip- i
mjents are in possession of therederals. I
From accounts the fight was terrible (
and hard-contested; we drove the t
enemy back three times, but were I
finally outfianked after a whole day's
fight, and forced to retreat to our on
trenchments. Our forces were about
six thousand strong, that of the ene- t
my fourteen thousand. It is report
ed that Gen. Crittenden was wound- ,
ed, which devolved the command up- i
As much as we deplore such a re
sult, we cannot refrain from saying
that, in our opinion, it is one of
the best things which could hap
pen, for, it will.awaken us to a true
sense of. our duty. We were becom
ing too prosperous for our own good,
and tfie consequence was that negli
genoe began to make its appearance
in our ranks,.and had this misfortune
not befallen us, we would have as
sumed too reckless away to ultimate
ly succeed in vanquishing the foe.
We hail it as a God-send, for now
fresh energy will be exibited on the
part of Southrons; thecry of" avenge
the death of the brave Zollieoffer,"
will be raised in every camp, and an
swered from every hill and dale, and
the federals will rue the day on which
the noble General met his death from
i rom appearances about our city
' last week, we can safely say that,
, despite all which may be said of the
a dulLtimes, there is more actual busi
Sness transactions now, than there has
3 been for at least the past two years.
i Merchandise is sold to a good advan
- tage, keeping the merchants busy
filling orders; and though they all
Sprofes not to be making,' still their
i smiling countenances betray the true
Sstate of affairs. Besides the outgoing
of goods, etc.,.daily arrivals of cotton,
flour, hides, wool, butter, eggs. and
other requisites. may be seen. Thus
Slooking at the commerce of our city
in-its proper light, every one must be
willing to acknowledge that we (not
newspapers) are doing an excellent
t business, and so soon as we are bless
B ed'with good navigation, more lively
will things look. There is at pre
I sent.stored in the different warehouses
s in this city a large quantity of various
.- tings ready to be shipped to New
L Orleansl t the first opportunity.
| The Memphis Appeal of 21st inst.
. We learn that a private dispatch
was received from Bowling Green
V last night, announcing, upon the au
thority of late northern papers, that
a England had recognised the South
» er~s Confederacy. - Whether, the in
n telligence is "reliable" or not, we are
*u unable to say."'
The above we publish for whit i
SWort-. No . her siegiar, rppr
Sa weseen elsewhere, and therafor.
ti•. ti ,il. -we woid .a.t . t. . art-.
:. i pdiina& lt '_
LTo jr 4viu~oe n' r hat t he
n^ e Newseii n c®t oor
4the p on t
reprsen'tieagrculture and com
merce. This new outlay we made
preparatory to enlarging the BImi- i
WeeklyNewsrwhieh.we intenu doing
if we can get the paper. We have suf
ficient paper of the present size to
answer our purpose a long time, we
are, however, watching every oppor
tunity to get a size larger..
We have from our conmmencement
left nothing undone, so far as laid in
our power,.to make the News inter
eating to its patrons, and sought after
by-thepublie, and-purpose still taxing
our energies until we succeed in es
talishing our undertaking on a firm
basis. The foundation we have built
of roek-we have weathered the most 4
disastrous storm, and will prepare for 1
fhiture storms, taking advantage of I
the calm, by placing on the foundation, I
a superstructure of the best material, I
after the completion of which we can I
ride all storms with safety to our
lThe Austin Gazette gives a listlof
all the specie belonging to the State
in the Treasury, and shows-that the
Legislature appropriated every dollar
of it to thli per diem and,. mileage of
its members, failing to provide for
anybody else, except i. Treasury
The Governor vetoed 'tis billiand
tie Senate sustained him..
The Trinity Advocate learns that
there has recently been. received at
Brownsville-a large-lot of'powder for
the Confederate States.
SThe Nacogdoches- Chronicle. has
A large -building for. woolen and
cetton factory is being erected at 1
We find the following. in the Gal
Charles Brown, who was-confined
In jail on the charge of treason, by at
tempting to. communicate with the
enemy's fleet, committed suicide on
the 86W inst., in Galveston. He re
sided near Anahuac, and is said to
have borne a bad reputation for some
Col.. Magoffin, who was recently
captured by the Yankees at Sedalia,
Missouri, escaped from durance vile
itn his St. Louis prison last week, and
is again with Price. This is the se
cond time the gallant,'*rcbcl" Colonel
has outwitted the abolition thieves.
We find the above iu one of our ex
changes, and hope it may prove to
be true. Col. Magoffin, of Missouri,
is worth, a whole steamboat-load of
such men as -ir. Magoflin, late Gov
ernor of Kentucky. The latter
means well but he is weak, and has
permitted the Lincolnites to deceive
and use him greatly to the damage
of our cause.
The Forward MovemeBt.
The Cincinnati Commercialofr the
16th inst., says:
A great many persons have been
very incredulous aboiut the reported
forward movement from Cairo.. The
St. Louis newspapers have spoken of
it"as a small matter. We have re
oived leptters assqring as it was o
no importance.. But according to the
dispapehes last nighti or forCeb are
tetmastadv~saing upon Colnmbus.
There vCSry a ayP~ rance of an at
taqc apea tUhe -. If Cki maoe
a, fa feint, it ha a very i
rea0iapearance. The probability is, I
that Gen. Polk regards it as a toler
.e:4p a .damonstratioi We .
dl oguee ct ^fle4cat
Sol here we hop e
rebels waneby their experience at I
Hilton Eead, have not had time to
cover theirg ns with casemates. We
ikdllt"ion sueeiat virtue thert is in t
those torpedoes prerpped by Lieut. I
Maury,andthe chain stretched across
the river. It our costly gun-boats I
are any consequence, let them expa- I
Six Lincoln vessels of war were off
Apalachicola on the 20th inst.
HFADQUARTEBSS 1st Division,
Western Department, f
CoLUMBvs, Ky., Jan,7, 1862.
D0 W. B. Donabl Mdsom WaBfieM,La.:
9i. - aum.direeted-by the Major
General commanding, to acknowledge
the receipt of your favor of the 28th
December, with enclossure (895), and
to say that he has made the 12th
Regiment, Louisiana Volunteers, the
beneficiaries of the donation.
In- the name uf the sick soldiers
from Louisiana, the General desires
to return to the ladies of the Mans
field Female College his- hearty
Sam sir, very respectfully
W. B: RICHMOND,
ItADQUARTERS 12th Reg. La. Vol.
COLUMBUS, Ky.,jTan. 8,1862.
W.; B. Richmond, Aid de Camp
Commanding General. 4
Dear rir,: Your note of yesterday,
enclosingcheck for ninety-five dollars,
d6natedu iby the young ladies of the 4
Mansfield Female College to the sick
soldiers from Louisiana, has been
received, and while thanking, the,
generous spirits who made the dona
tion, allow me also to acknowledge a
high appreciation of the selection
made by the commanding.General,
and to say that, although we,
have many prostrated:by disease
there are still scores, ready and will
ing at his bidding, to lay down their
lives, if need be in defence of the
virtue of our noble women, and our
rights as freemen.
(Signed,) THos. M. SOOTT
Col.-12th Reg. La. Vol.
Eatest from Matmoras.
*&ven Thousand Mexican Troops
The HFeaston ITelgraph has a let
ter.of' tte 23d ult.,- from its .1Liurns
ville correspondent, in which he says::
Thi siege of Matsaooras goes.
cowardly on. This is is-the 38d day.
of the siege, and up to the present
moment scarcely a foot has. lepn lost
or gained-smine the first'day.. Much
valuable property has been destroyed,
and a few-killed and wounded; large
quantities of powder burnt, and lead
wasted ;.and no pwospect ofa change
so far as either of those parties have
the power to effect it. But we have
hopes from another quarter. News
of a definite, and said to be of relia
ble character, reached here last even
ing, to the effect that Vidaurri, with
7000 men, was on the march for
Matamoras, sent by the Federal
Government (with whom he has made
peace,) and instructed to put down all
sectional and party strifes, and there
by unite the whole nation against
the common enemy, Spain. He is
invested with the full command of
the military departmentqf the iorth,
and" his. bhadquarters awe to be at
Ma.taoaes-. I give you the noes for
whiit itie worth, th6ugh mnast state
that it is fully believed by the naost
intelligent citi4n in this quarter, on.
both aides of the creek..
We feel litt". as to see a
0wot * iiwni ere from the
int ie g e a Mexi
CTb ngea .,4, Can't you
q ietly ge the nocessify of a few
more infantry soldiers coming down'
They are needed, or will be: I fear.
We don't want any more artllery Or
cavalry; there are enough of those
here now-how many, L suppose it
would be improper to state-but tell
the infantry to come along, and as
fast as they they can.
In an editorial notice of the letter,
The sham.fight at Matamoras is, of
course, unworthy of further attention,
but the approach of Vidaurri, with
7000 men, to make his headquarters
at Matamoras, as a representative of
the Mexican Federal Government
the Government that has been making
the late treaties with Tom Corwin,
receives a loan of ten millions and
protection. from the United States,
for some purpose or other-we say
this military movement demands at- -
tention, and measures should at once
be taken to keepthe closest, watch on.
the doings of thatrepublic.. A force
of, 7000 Mexicans, joined to as many
Northern troops, might give us some 1
trouble, especially if- supported by
raids upon our coast. It still looks
as though Texas might be a theater
of war within a twelvemonth or less.
SAn exchange comes to us with a
notice that" Truth" is crowded out
ofthia issue.- Theisis: almost as bad
as the up country editor, who said i
"Por-the evil effects of intoxicating
drink, see our inside."
From Gen. Crittenden's Division.
By a private letter from Gen. .Crit
tenden's.command, we learn that a
skirmish.recently took place between
our forces in Kentucky and the ene
my, in hich the Yankees were coum
pletely rented, witn a- reported. loss,
of twenty. The letter.states that on
Thursday (the 9th,). the general or
dered a part of his command acrose
the river, and when.we arrived at the
bank the Yankees commenced a
brisk fire on us. We were ordered
to return the fire, when they threw
down their arms and- run. A man.
that saw the fight says there wert
twenty of the enemy- killed. There
was nobody killed, on.our side, and
only two wounded. We took a large
Samount of arms and ammunition."- -
Gen. 3cCauUock.-The purposes -:
of Gen. MeCulloch's visit to Rich
mond is to superintend the procuring 7
ofarms for his command now pre
Sforming the duty assigned by Gov
t ermnent of protecting: the Indian
t territory and the northwestern bor
Sder of- Arkasas-- from incursions of.
, theenemy from' Kansas: Although
a injariout criticisms- have been made
Sby journalists who write without a
a knowledge of. the facts, his move
e mets and objects ,are -well understood
e aud appreciated by his troops and
s and approved: biy the Government..
- He has -co-operated with Gen. Price
in Missouri, as far as he could do so
li consistently with the duty assigned
"r him.of guarding the fronti'r, and, so
I far as his army remaining inactive
e at present, the recent fight of a por
I tion of it under CoL McIntosh be
*- speaks anything bat indifference to
it the cause, or a disposition" to shrink
s from the dangers of the. campaign.
l (Rthmoond Dispaeth.
Lt Old" Buck,. we understand, has
I writtena long letter to a dit9is.gsh
6 ed Keotackian ia defense of his .ad
it tmatiottrfto It, is sealed, and no