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ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
IHODVE 4- AUSTIN,
Attornsieys at Law,
eze oc'r C(hilders 4 Beard's Store.
Cor. '1' xas and Spring att.,
'l-lyd SHREVEPORT, LA.
J. C. MONCURE,
Attorney at Law,
O3ce woith L. M1. Nutt, corner of
:Milam and Mlarket streets. P'i*4d-ly
EMMET D. CRAIG,
Aittorney and Counselor at Law,
Office, opposite Post Ofice,
Will practice in the Courts of
"Soddo. DeSoto, and Bossier. Idi"
L. M. NUTT,
Attorney at TLaw,
@e)Ce, corer Milam 4 Market Streets.
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Memphis, March 5.-Latest ad
vices from East 'Tennessee say that
SGen. Shepf is making arrangements
for an advance through Big Creek
'T'he recent demonstrations on tihe
Cumberland they say were made for
No quorum in the Tennessee legis
aInture as yet. Business of import
ance is awaiting their action.
'ThIe final evacuation of Columbus
took lplace on Sunday afternoon.
'The provisions, ammunition, and all
the guns were saved. All the build
I ings occupied byv the military and
I many not occupied, were burned.
Our river defences are progressing
(O)rders were issued for the destruc
t'on of the town of New Madrid as a
military necessity, on Monday last.
In a recent skirmish in Missouri
the Confederates took ten prisoners,
killed twenty-five, burned 280 wag
ons, and captured a large number of
horses and mules.
Memphis, March 6.-Capt. J. M.
White, of the Vicksburg, reached
here this evening from New Madrid,
and states that scouts brought in tho
St. Louis Republican, which says
Price had a fight with the enemy,
whipped them, killed. 5000, took
many prisoners, and put the Federals t
to flight. The Confederates are now
pursuing them toward St. Louis. It
is credited here by many. '
Richmond, March 5.-In Congress '
both brunches are discussing a bill i
authoriaing commanding generals to t
destroy cotton and tobacco liable to c
fall into the hands of the Federals. a
House objected to allowing compen- t
Corinth, Mise., 4.-There were was
a skirmish at Savannah, near East- e
port, on Friday, in which eighteen c
Federals, from their gunboats, were t
killed, and four on our side. f
Richmond, March 7.-The latest c
English papers report a more favor- f
s able aspect of affairs towards the
South at the opening of the English
Parliament than was first announced
through Northern channels. Nearly
all the representative men express
g, favorable views towards the South
and the reverse towards the North.
ice. Richmond; March 4.-In the House
the Millitary Committee reported a
bill authorizing the commanding gen
erals to destroy cotton, tobacco and
other produce and property liable to'
.N fall into the hands of the enemy, and '
g, that cempensation to owners be privis E
ded by subsequent legislation. The sa
bill will become a law at an early day t
Var " "
per Dismions is the Yankee Senate.- *
Great regret is expressed, says a s
New York paper, that Senator Fes- n
senden should, last evening, even tl
8: hinted at the possibility of disunion C
as a supposition. The exact Ian- w
guage used by him was this: tl
so Sir, suppose for a single instant tý
that, to a certain degree, this rebellion
in is to be successful; suppose even that ti
ad the Cotton States, so-called, are to be tr
la cut off from us, what have we left? *
We have lost a production of one or a
lar two great staples; we have lost a A
n. portion of our population; but every of
A- thing else, substantially, we retain. t
We retain all that I spoke of as going to
ill to make a great, a prosperous, and a as
glorious people; and I am not certain th
D that *e might lose in extent of terri- n
i tory and in the production of certain
staples, even should this rebellion be no
successful, we should not gain by l
s, greater homogeneousness and single
ness of ,purpose, and by the powers ma
which would arise from the single- mf
Sness of purpose and that homogene- of
ousness, and the loss of what, after tiln
all, must be conceded to be an ele- me
ment of weakness to ..any nation on
- the face of the earth, which has th
, proved to be so to us, through in some th
p particulars an element of wealth. on
e An Iiteresting Relic.-Dr. Perkins of 1
exhibited at the missionary meeting teco
at London last week a copy of the
New Testament, which he found in
SParis, which was seven hundred years aid
-old. It was written in the ancient infl
Syriac language (the the same spoken able
by Jesus Christ when on earth, upon is a
parchment with a reed for a pen. Of de
course, the volume was bulkky, de
though not as large as we should hav
suppose a Testament made in that ing
wry would be. It was not thicker sacs
than a Webster's unabridged, and not rific
more than two-thirds as large. Dr.thre
Perkins found three or four copies of re
the testament in this form in that offei
country, which were, if we under- his
stood him, the only written language that
that people had. By the aid of these ble
ho made a language for the Nesto
rians, and instructed them in it for that
nearly thirty years. Dr. Perkins of tl
said also that this New Testament ster.
which had been transcribed in this
rude manner several times, and hand- Ii
ed down from the time of Christ, ligh
was in every important respect, the tribe
same as the Word which we now
have-a remarkable proof of the au- any
thenticity of our Bible.-Caledonian, inds
St. Johnsberry, Vt. shoy
Government After the Exrtortioners.
'rho Richmond Examiner learns that if n
it is inteded by the Government to bale
the Government to extend the policy its
ofimpressment to all cases of! extrav- mon
agant extortion, where advantage is
taken of the public necessity. The won
Examiner says: thef
We are glad to learn that the Gov- whe
ernment has already made a seinure of ti
of a vast quantity of corn in a die- slav
tillery in this city, which has hereto
fore been proAtipg on the y'ices of the 4
community at at the rate of three or pers
four thousand doeliat a day. branm
the Thte, ge of Wr g'pty.
cseed The men of property should awake
aly to the realisation of the mearer ap
wt3 proach of danger. There are sen of
rth. means, who smoke their pipes and
,ne talk about the war, but all they do
N1 a might be put in their pipes and Pass
ea- of with thesmoke. Wedonot under
dto stand men, who say they would burn
and all their crops on the coming of the
ivi4 enemy, who hang fire when the propo
rhe sition is made to devote a tenth of
lay their crops to keeping the enemy out.
of the country. The reason is, we
a suppose, because the first danger be- r
es- ing the more remote, they may escape '
Fen the necessity altogether and have the
ion credit of their patriotic sentiments,
an- whilst the latter proposition meets
them face to face and demands an g
mt immediate response. It looks, from b
on the indifference of some men and u
eat their total abstinence from the con- n
btributions necessary to fit out and ei
Rt1 support the defence of the country, "
or ai if they really did not care who n
a administered the government, Lincoln la
or Davis, so that their property was r
not interfered with. All they ask is a
to be let alone and be ask for nothing. o
aas they offer nothing now, sp will of
in they offer no resistance when the sI
Senemy shall thunder at odr doors.
in We tell those gentlemen that inaction A
now is submission then and is, at
this time, a prospective submission.
' They are waiting for something or
esomebody to turn up. whereby they
may avoid this involuntary sacrifice
of a part to save the whole. The
timne has arrived when every man Cc
must show his hand, and let it he seen ac
whether or not he he has a black al
stripe across its palm. The hand la
that withholds the means of carrying col
e on this war, when those means would tany
only involve a demand of a small part ('o
a of the whole that would be thtus pro- are
Stected, as much belongs to a traitor,
as does the hand of him who actively ren
aids the enemy. His indirect aid only the
t inflicts a meaner and a more dishon- ing
,able stab on his country. His conduct ten
is a confession that his property is Col
dearer to him than his country. All shta
have their part to play in the approach. and
ing drama. Somen with a personal 'el
sacrifice, some with a property sac- lade
rifice. 'The young man, who, at the port
threshold of the enjoyments of life. Stal
offers that lii. on the sacred altar of the
his country, does a million times more shal
than the old rascal whose hands trem- the
ble as they part with the few dollars Stal
that are intended to add to the comfort advi
of the hard litfe at best of the young. the
If our remarks show in a strong war
light the baseness of refiusing to con- port
tribute to the support of this war, in Ati
any of its many wants, we may be
indulged with making a few more, A
showing how this contribution could asks
be made. It can be made in property, ing
if not in money; in cotton, a few nano
bales of which, at a Aacrifice of half batt
its value, would still produce some We
money, where nought but money mite
would answer; in provisions to help a mi
the families of those who go; in arms, ject
where more than one are in the hands Eng
of the doner; in labor, by giving a bly
slave to the use of those persons in afri
tkiking their cropa, who give their les
personal services in the ranks of our him
uarmies. Here, good sirs, are the waye to c<
*udicated for Chi s r
patriotimn, 5I$ mO* ahe* uisjiemretfl
as we ayve ashois } i
lp- The asytem of R givs
a of r ~ ~ s.d""aas
u ad rce the labor fd vot rmmisur,
has, and is suee.ihIj a ha in
SClhiborne. tan the htoi .-.
seplain that the eochaing e
ur We hope we have a5 d spthe
the feelings or even the sapr o aetoamen
po of means, for men cazn" l 'etheir
Sfeelings stirred up witiakot i 1.
e ing their own position, and t lairi
e tiny will lead many to the teof
repentance and to bet*e deed8s.
pe Natchitocbes reiao e.i
he Tr ce
The Th ee r Wzade JdWsjre rildl
tsin xCngres.-IThe Provisional Con
an grass, as we advised, suedeeled, just
Sbefore the expiraigna of its. eslins,
ad in killing the bill for the establish
n- ment of free trade during the exist
ence of the blockade. The bill was
y, reported from the Committee .a Own
y merce, and we give a copyof it bk
in low, We have no explanation of the
e reasons of tbedefeat of a bill so gpai
is and just in its objects other thdean the .
obstinate interpretatioe of it by some
l of the members as establishing a
ie system of bounties.-Richmond Ex
,a A bill to be entitled An Act to Admit
S Free all Goodes, Wares and Ye r
ehandise Imported into the Cou
a. federate States for a Limited P
r rimd, except such as may t1
r brought from the United States
e of America.
e SECTION 1. The Congress of th
u Confederate States of America do en
Sact, That from and after the approv
Sal of this act all laws and parts of
Slaws by which duties are levied and
collected upon foreign goods, wares
Iand merchandise imported into the
I(!onfederate States be, and the same
Sare, hereby repealed,
SEC. 2. This act shall continue and
remain in full force and effect from
the date of its approval for and dur
ing the existence of the present pre
tended blockade of the ports of the
Confederate States, and its provisionv_
slhall also extend to all goods, wares
and merchandise actually shipped, as
well as such as may be bona fide
laden on board ship in any foreign
port for any port in the Confederate
States before notice of the raising oi
the said blockade, which said notice
shall be given by the proclamation of
the President of the Confederate.
States in such way as he may dewvi.
advisable: Provided always, '1`h:,
the provisions of this act shall not be
extended, or applied to such geode.
wares or merchandise as may 1we in,
ported from the United States of
America, or by any citizen or citizser
A Love Query.--"A young lad'
asks ifa lady is not justified in bretak
ing off an engaement, when her ath
nancedhas been horribly mutilated is,
battle, rendering him a cripple for litf.
We do not think the affection worth
much that could be changed by h utkn
a.misfortune. We tommenrd to the oL
ject of this quel~y the words of an
English girl 'whose lover was horri
bly wounded iti India. ie requested
a friend to writh her, offering to re
lease her from the engagement. **Tell
him" she i~eplted, *that I will marry
him if there is enoughofhis body left
to contain his soul."