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Numer 1. -SHIREVEPORT, TUESDAY, JULY 1, 1862. Old Series Vol. III
ATTORN EYS AT LAW.
IfOD(;E 4- AUSTIN.
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S',r. Texa' and Spring sts.,
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J. ('. M(iNtOURE,
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(qtJire ,ith/ L. Al. Nutt, corner of
M lam and Markf-t streets. n!rd-ly
EMME' T D. CRAIG.,
Attorney and Counselor at Law,
Ofire. opposwe Post Ofice,
Will practice in the Courts of
diclo. I)el$oto, and Bossier. Idl
L. M. N UTT,
&.Attovriney Ott: latw,
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rracticts in ('ado. Bossiar and
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Turesday July 1st 1862.
Richmond, June 20.-The Conrt
of Inquiry convoked by order of the
- Navy Department, to investigato the
destruction of the steamer Virginia,
- report that the destruction of that
steamer was in the opinion of the
( Court, ulnnecessary at tile time al(i
place it was effected, it being in lvi-d
deuce that the Viriiiina withrvery lit
tie more, if any lesieninig of draught t
couild have beuen taken up to Hfog Is.
land, in James Rive r, where the chan
nelI is narrow and there have prevent
ed tile larger vessels and tralnsport. -
the enemy froi ascendin g the rigor.
The court is of the opilionl that Such
a dspsitonought to have h-oiluade
of her. :
The tinding of the ('urt of Inqunirl
in the case oft the 1destru1ti4Uo 41 .f thI
Mi: isippi is. that it was necssayl
to prevent her from tailing iiit tlhe
hands of the efeniiy.
Ricih(1oiid, June 10.-(nl W edues
day' ershaw' S nut h Crolina brigad1
was orldred forward by 4 .en. lMcLaws
f)r the ptuiIose of li iing th I en((hy
41 the nine mdie rood. T lie :ml- n
vanced but a shor(t (lista 0ce1 il thf 1
wvood(-, when a ijIk Ii r44 toliuwu* I
along tlhe line.'. 'henenv wa di -
ein if ulluk. I )ll r r dil .i 1lil Ertl 1 t ''.ý:j-I ..
took their ca1Um. 0 1! Iuh121t }tTu,;
f(onts, anus. de. l. ir tt tlr:L1 ,
wI l V. uii hde , iin 1t lu ini (41l. ('th
ho~ri, of thl.. " 1 M..mh (':Wtlina~ rt'"l
3 1(4 lt, i, 1! urn .a.. 1 4 l':1 a ike-
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Ill't :tjrt-.4lt daze..) Uc, tI i4thI Ue re-lase ot tl
the 1 ::win : f
The feeling of the English people,
ri- he further says, is almost wholly with
Liverpool dates to the 5th have
been received. The summaryofnews
that is published, cc'ntains nothing of
Cotton has advanced one quarter.
1O The Quebec correspondent of the
50 N. Y. Times, under date of the 19th,
says, this city has been ugitated, for
three or four days past, with wonder
or ful runors of a speedy arrival of large
bodies of troops from Great Britnip .
The reports are believed to a certain
' extent; and men's mouths are full of
3: intervention growing out of the cap
ture of the Emily St. Pierre and the
0 Bermuda, and otherpossible causesof
;o trouble with the United States.
i.2 LATER FROM EUROPE.
in English Opinion of Our War.
RAPID REACT ION IN FAVOR O" TIlE
n. [From the London Times.J
n- It will have been noticed as a sin
gular feature ot the Ameriican qutarrel
>y that no interventionwis thought proba
,r. ble or practicable except in favor of
ithe South. Mediation, in whatever t
m form or under whatever name it. is to t
he oflered, is universafly tak tke to in- '
ply sonie movement on behalf of the
Confederates. So completely indeed I
are the belligerents themselves in
) pressed witIil this idea, that the South t
,t casts it in our teeth as a scanial and I
a bllutider that no Eropean arbitration t
C has been yet interposed ; while the
C I'residenr of the Northern States act- a
m, unal y proclaims aday of thanksgiving t
Lt fir the deliverence of the country '
tfom 'f'oreign intervent io"'' which th' '
indentities with nothing less than "in- h
( vasiou., T'hle instincts of the comn
b- batants have undoubtedlv led them to r.
- correct decisions on this point, but 1'
t the fLct iS Iivt a little curious.
V We n(eel not dis-emblle the truth b
about certain pi'epossessiiois current a
itI Eiuriope. It is beyond 'lenial t hat, t
in -piite of the slavery question, the n
mut lzern'*rs have beet: ratlier the favor
iits, pa't lv as the 'veaker side, partly i
al c'i'minror t giin t oddis, and jIart- ti
I- as thir tdemand for indlependence
e was tlhotughit too natural to be resisted, 0
it ilk urd's point bya government tl
I tutindi on thme right of insurrection g
inli. 1 0 these merely sentinmemital
ted nit vI ry cognletit consideratient I
was 'idded th more potent and weigh
tv reflect ion that what the ci utletn
erc hid lon%, no power. whetIie
Amteiic in or Eropean, could succr'di
in unoi ng.
TI le dti"-olution of the Union was
u .tnoimplisied fact. nor could aty 1
stautesman~ul of lny country fotr'ca't th t
tiim'tns li which 'm 'overm'ietit pmo e's
tog to itb i-i only h; the will If ith t
''m it hrtml (imthld i.* m.-'*sta hliih 1 tr
:m'inmsi-t tli, de-ire-im mmnethi rd of tlt l I
i, mnfunu .-nit t v 'r m ii, ii arid sanmt i n. mii
.ir wa: W ul tirilr-teid -in I
it- iond iiins i lt Ii i t ' int
mini' miii~if? "1~'t1niS om fiii.(c mImCi jt::im':lil i C
-liii it':t tiI'ii, t'itlr l ik .:i'l r Vt Ih a
hiS.iil:rt lii 8 o-rt ah aangt!liii ep
in mil ctim1 end th. twar, imnm cmiii Ih
-e a' lii in i wa y itiwhihl :hi:t <imP ii
Sub ini. ih -'tuth i imhe~ still ii
icen . i ite t :iti tii 'ii t . 1 1 B
\e 't i is at iimipi'ssililit . N i it ifall
tie ri soiur'e's ut the cunttrity S.', i't t ni'
the dimjeemml if Mir. llrurlt 'ixd I is
triehus. matini lour power we re *ii'e . i
e, into the northern scale, could we add
th to the strength or chances of the Fed
erals in this singular contest. We
might send them ships, but they have
re got as many as they want. They
i's have already possession of the seas,
of and the whole British navy could
give them nothing more.
We might lend them money, but
of this, too, in some form or other,
re they have got enough to allow of a
b, present expenditure of eiglt hundred
ir thousand £ a day. As to sending
r- them men, all the 'effective troops now
servinginEngland might be landed at
:e New York without causing any per
*. ceptible increase in the fabulous numn
n bers of the northern armies. We
, might send them three times as many
soldiers as we sent to Canada, with
out addingfive per cent. to their forces
e in the field. No ruler in the world,
>f not even Napoleon, ever dispused of
ad many men or so much money as
He has fully 650,000 troops now
under arms, and it is boasted that he
could double that number. His
finances may rest on a less stablefoun
F dation, but he has at any rate, enough
and to spare for the time.-In no po
litical or military operations have the 1
Federals ever been hampered by the
w1 Wat of men or money,and if they had a
to spend some time in turning citizens 4
into soldiers, their enemies were un
der the stme obligations. Interven- a
tion, therefore, on behalf of the North,
w ouild be simply a nullity. for no al- 1
liancf could add to its power or pro- I
Ditto its ends.
TIhe cage of the south. however, is Ii
totilly different. So siwittulnr is the 1t
1positionl f the Cnuiitlerates that,
though all the powers ot Europe could I
do them nio harm, the intervention of t
- any one of these powers might dolt
them an infinity of good. They are t
weak, but nothing can mike them
weaker than they are, whereas thie
help of a singlo ally might treble their a
strength in a moment. A little squad- t
ron, such as even a minor itaritiune r
power might dispatch to American i
waters, would suffice to raise the i
bloikadu I r alontrt'r orshor shrter perid r
and in thtt pi-rioti the suth nmu- t
nur its cotton inito money and rit
mnoney into niutuitions ef 1vnr. c
It im for the wa tit of tiiiso opprrtu
nitiesthat the Conltienrat s have bet i
f iting at so serious a disa:dvaitnagc.
TiIy contrive eveit frau i:ei r imeri
oir nuibe rs. to miatcthi thlie tohn eris of
tht noti , i itlt thyv ire beaten iin L
guns. gtmnboats, and nal the scienrificI
appliaincis of wvar m'w hicih itniautithet u
iimj itIstry ereates. atnd w hijhino
iv puirehmses. Whiat they inst wvanm
i. the fr,''doim of the seas. and a ImUh
* w:iv to thte markets ot the witrli
)unce plicmt d oen a level with their ni
ic' tiists in thiid reslect, thly woul!
haiv' little ti fe-ar trtm nuinermeai su-a
itritority. whticit thei i defet\jive pos- I ':
tiun would 'tuinttht:tunti 'Fth e it
tgnt ti iin ot t he South Itr amnarat imiit'
a'i . ani ni alIiatce Ietwinth 1n
t wo. would at tnce dls: ty al 'isuch ~
hopes s a the N tth: i cnu vat tur t
Thle abnltri. Itrete~re, f 'I I "tit''
*ls. hnop th t hops of'the Gutia ..c'a ITi
ii the score ot initervention I
IV natural. (n )io' q
anidlthe ther mll to gi : .-iih
Sconltingenct . and :I,( u.- re ItLn
·rt·~f'~' hei hieti 1 t e io. in t ii
thint.!ives under theiL ne--> ' ot ic-i3
taritinIht. iii Some ugrtel II. o
It visit of' Mr. Mlereier t 1 ittund tt
fir cttuld onlmnI su.'-ttst in t iIt I at I
hit tto htrs'tate lPresiileit I a vis' tott
tut ui t utrigli to .1re'K Ilen:tr Li(tal.
Vit hi atix' puiripotse short : thlii
titat ha've bitetn olinoxiiout it :ederal I
*.vt,. A2n arnmiistice nuis t lace th i
Soutthtetsrners in inutlnediate possesttion (I
'C ill they contend f or. :mtit actul
ii it leave them when it etidod niort'
r. at lv to surreinider titan bcfou'e. A thl
tttiriproniise must mean a partition of th
Id teritory more or less favorable t<
d- this side or that. A peace, if con
'e cluded at present, could probalbb
re imply the recognition of Southern
y independence. Thns, the South iha
s, a dozen strings to its bow.
.d It would gain immensely by recog
nition or intervention, whatever fora
it that intervention took. It would
r, gain by a peace, by a truce, by a
a "transaction." or by a convention o:
d any kind. On the other hand, the
g North would gain only by an event
w- which no power professing to medi
it ate could hope to bring about arge
r- which no European observers see:r.
1- to think probable-the unconitional
e submission or total subjugation 4t
y the Confederate States.
The spectacle thus presented to r
s may teach us some useful lessons a
I, to the practicgability of that system-rr
f of arbitration which has been reconm
s mended as so infallable a specific
against the outbreak of all wars aner.
v the necessity of all armaments. Here
e are two sections of a Great peop:
s arrayed in arms against each other.
- If ever reasons should be shown
i against fighting, they could be show r
-now, and in strength quite irreeisti
e ble. The belligerents have been
ae citizens of the sameState, and wtert
I connected by the closest ties of line
Sage, language and institutions
- The bonds of commerce, which.
- well knit, must, we are told, always
, prevail against war, existed betwec:.
-,these to such an extent as coult
- never be realized between indeper.d
ent States. The conflict itself is
hopeless that peace ought to be lnce-c
Sthan ever acceptable as an aher:4
tive, and yet what,. with all ti xt
usual favorable conditions. is fobiti
tto be theresult. Why, that arbi2r:
1Lion could hardly be to mach :..
At Iirst it was rejected w i!L:
Adignation. and if it should be actct:
ed now, it would only hbe Lca :;
the comnbatants have learned the'.r
relative positions by thle -hiarp irfavac
ings of war. 'The co'nclu.iou n;ay
be a aid one, but it shows at air
"rate, that men may still ieliev. :r:
the possibilitv of war, and ra.e
prep'aratitlcns to ,.i t it wint hut .
co eI ving- *he .p>:t uof' the age.
PEELING IN MXLrn1rE '1z:\s.- ;.
(cI. IcIl-cillan. cotlntt flnain
bartallion o.' ::a-t 'iennesse 'c :Qv:
ati C tin It 1 nith a part iof thte .r.
'uMko caviar' an(,_ d tT xas Rang_.
the w i'4k eia1i.na t'o C'oi. Ad~os
rect n' y pissc'i through portiont a
North Alabatna and middle T'1 e. -
see. le represents that -the prwi'.
art' turn ' a rock, devoted to ;to
caue o.( tie Cinfedoracy, an in T '
ing to have the invaders cxpai;i.
`The Federal tdepredations in. ri.e
'1'ui - lnhii) valley have been intr r:.
litand have .tirred lit) great exu:;
p1rattioti in the hearts Ofi the peeoph.
In miiddle T 'ennessee, the troops an.l
their horc s we re aiunudantly provi
Ii d for -y tilt:he sportaeons liberalit'
t tha Iw.ol- , as they carried i..
-t .rt),"onl u.dCtls:!s or provsizins
They c"itr 'ied sce seventIty prirT
ii I owevr Eas: Terlnnessee, C ic ta '
M 4.Iellin spent the night at t:ra
uti l. ot an old rtonth.man, whom t.e
f edercls had robbed of about 7.00)
iundttld of baconi. which he was o(r
phe point of shipping to Georgia.
HI was away from home, but his
I wv dmi.played the most bitter feel
it aga 'inst the thieves and maztn
(itrs. Sle itsaid: " I wish I was
lthe min the'r of a million sons, tbat
they minugt drive the encny out ti