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Number 30. w SHREVEPORT, FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 1862. Old Series Vol. III
J. E. PIIELPS. * J. V. ROGERIL.
Phelps & Rogers,
Grocers &Commission Merchants
Cor. Commerce and Crocket sts..
'-~"Oue door above A. M. Hull & Co's.
Keep constantly on hand a large as
sortmeut of Staple and Fancy Gro
Advanc.s made on consignments to
our friends in New Orleans. niSdly
J. R. Simpson. G. M. Calhoun.
Simnpso r & Calhoun,
WAREIIOUSE & COMMISSION
Receiting and Forwarding Agents,
Having leased the popular and commo
dious Warehouse of Messrs. Hlward, Tally
& Co., and having hbad long experience in
business, we hope to receive a share of the
public patronage, and pledge ourselves to
Zo all in our power to give entire satisfac
tlon in all business entrusted to our care.
All we ask is a trial. no25
. LO. O. F.
-4 The regular meetings of
NE ITH LODGE, No. 21, are held
on Wednesday evenings,. at 7 o'clock,
at. their Lodge Room on Texas street.
JOHN DIclINsox, N. CG.
F. W. SPILEIeR, Secretary. nlO
TIHIOIL'18 if JONES.
(2 doors below E. & '3. Jacobs.)
T2e.as Street, Sirc,' oort, Louisiana
ilardware, Iron, Cpstings,
V Belting, Packing,
Mechanics' 4- MIacinistsr' T'ol, 4c.
Castings of all kinds constantly on
hand or made to order. nl-v-d
office of Dr. Leslie,
AT THE LATE COURT HOUSE,
IAR IET S TREE T,
Oppositc hAc Presbyterian Church.
Shr'ev port, June 1 l--lv
SMITH I4- LE W'IS,
Drugs, P zints, Oils. Varnishes 4v
SI!'. oF T'H GOLDEN MORTAR,
Shreveport, Texas St.
V. 81IDE T,
AaD DEALER IN
fIllE WATHT . JLW, H Y, AND
[g$ Between Spring and Market, 3
S RIRVPORT, LA
Watches and Jewelry Repaired
and Warranted. n1-ly
H. A. DREW, and blessrs. Looney &
Wells, are authorized to transact and
attend to all my legal business, during my
absence from Shreveport.
Aug. 8-1m L. M. NUTT.
Gazette and Southwestern copy.
C"OMMTITEDto the Jailof the pa -
ish of Caddo, in the City of
Shreveport, a negro man aged about
zears, five feet six and a half inches
high, of dark copper cotoplexion, rather
slow spoken. Calls himself B IL L,
and says he belongs to James Hlughe liv
ing la hooky Mount, Bossier Parish; says
he was hired to a Mr. Timley, a Tanner in
Bossier Parish, La.
The owner or owners of said negro are
hereby notified to come forward, prove pro
perty, pay charges, and take him away, or
Le will be disposed of as the law directs.
Aug 15. 12, . J. B WELCH,
THE SEMI-WEEKLY NEWS
Ik published every Tuesday and Fri
Omfice, on Texas Street,
Abzve Spring, near the Mayor's ojice.
' ER MB:
Per mnnm, (in Advance,) $5.00
Six Menths, " " 2.50
Three C " " j 14.50
The above low rates are for the "War
times and size." which places our paper
within the reach of every family.
A DSýR'1'ISITYG RATES:
For each square of twelve lines or less
for the firet insertion.....: .......$1.00
For each additional insertion, per
'csxas Stage & Livery Stable.
On Mlilam St. opposite the iaran
7THE proprietor has been to great
[I expense to make this the most
desirable Stable in the city, it is con
venient to the Steam boat landing.
Horses will be boarded by the day,
week or month, on the most reasona
ble terms. Persons visiting Shreve
port or going to New Orleans, by
lhaving their horses at thies,-talliih
ment, can rest assured that they will
be well attended to. Only give hizm
a call and satisfy yourselves.
JOHN CALD WELL.
S. KAHIN, Superintendent.i
no 39-ly. A. K1MI ALL,
Produce Loan Agency.
To the People of Mississippi and
JACKsoN. July 15, 1y62.
B Y directions from the Iepurtment at
Richmond, notice .s hereby given that
.-ubbstiliers of cotton aud mont.ey to the
Governmenmt Loan aoe requirTed to comply
intu:ed ately with the terms of their sub
The payment. of this loan have been up
to this date at ?ie option of the subscriber
-the suspension of the ceilection being al
lowed by the deplartment in consequence of
the low price ot produce:, and a -esiie to
taciliate the interest of both the subscriber
Holders of cotton can now dispose of it
either to the Governmeut or to private pur
chasers at FAIR and FULL prices, and it
is urged that subscribers will perform the
obligation which is upon them, by the ad
option of one or the other of these alterna
tives as speedy as posible.
The bends of the Governmsnt are readily
negotiable at par, diaw interest from the
date of the transaction., and are fcr sums
of $100, $500. and $1000.
If there was any patriotism in making, it
will be exhibited in meeting the subscrip
tion, either by selling and paying over the
proceeds or by surrendering the article
itself to the Government at a thir valuation.
Those who have not bitberto subscribed,
may now offer their crops in the same man
" The subscriber has established his office
at Jackson, where he is ready to receive
all subscriptions in money or in prodnce
and deliver the bonds.
Where crops are offered, state their loca
tiens, and the lowest price that will be
taken, the planter to retain the custody of
angl2-3w J. D. B. DEBOW.
Southwestern and Gazette copy and nu
STRAYED' from :he subscriber from his
)3 premises, at Shreveport. on the even
ing of the 12th inst., a DARK BAY
H O R S E, about 7 years old, black mane
and tail, has a hew neck, with saddle inarks
on his back. Said horse had on a saddle,
bridle and martingale, and a cotton rope
around his neck.
The abuove reward will be paid by return
him him to
"ugl5tf M. LEVY.
Notice.-The creditors of the auc
cession of John Larmier, deceased, will pro
sent their claims to A. B. Levisee, my attor
ney, for thie sucoession.
A NEGRO GIRL 18 years old, a good
1 house servant ' Inquire at this office.
State of Louisiana, Parish of Caddo
-In District Court-No. 878.
Succession of Chas. Dailee, de. eased.
Y virtue of a Writ of sale to nr., direc
ted by the Honorable the District
Court in and for the. Parish of Caddo, and
State aforesaid, I will offer for sale at pub
lic auction, to the highest bidder, on
Wednesday, the 2d day of September,
A. D. 1862.
between the hours.of ten o'clock, A. 31.,
and four oclock P. 3M., the folloving dels
cribed property, belonging to the Succes
sion of Charle Iail.ec, dec.t·:ad, to wit :
The undiviled half interest in the Palace
Coffee Hioute. consisting of fixtures, wines
liquors, etc. Terns CA.H.
August 22d. Auctioneer.
Ofice Semi-Weekly News, t
Friday, Aughust 22d, 1862. "
Through the politeness of Mr. W,
J. Lyon, we have been handed the
following original dispatch, direct
from the telegraph office:
August 18th, 1862.
By Telegraph from Tallulah.
The Fair Play arrived at Milli
ken's Bend at 11 o'clock last night,
with government stores.
At one o'clock, eight gunboats
and five transports came down from
above and captured her with all het
Col. Morrison'b regiment left the
Bend at 4 o'clock, a. in., losing all
their beggage, and equipage. They
were pursued by fifty cavalry. he
having only sixty men fit ftir duty.
lIo ,saved all his arms and aninoun
Later-'''h", Yankees came to Tal:
luiah at about 6 o'clock, and burned
Latest-The following d;patch
from G. n IB!anhard to Capt Riddick
A. A. Genoral !.ast been received at
5 o'clock, p. im.
Delhi, Aug. 5. 5.:30 p. min.
To Capt. Riddick. A. A. (eneral.
Scouts returned. I am going in.
Signed. G EN. BLAN h.\ itn.
Tupelo, August. 1 4.-''hr-e coin
panies of Confederate scouts, cIn
manded by C'apt. IRdlv. ddy. charged a
federal force of 250 iear Decatur on
the 7:h..-apturing 120 lrisoners and
one officher, killirng andl woundihzg a
coni;dcerablh number, also captuied a
numL,:r of small arms.
Itoddy's loss was four killed and
The enemy are fortified at Town
Creek and Courtland, the scene of
Armstrong's late successes. The
Yankees are moving east wavad.
Jackson Aug. 12.-Tb'', Fed-ldral
troops have taken puss",:s ion of Ba
Gen. Breckinridgo has issue a
congratulatory address to his army.
lie claims to have gained a complete
victory by land at Baton Rouge, tL:,
most essential fruits of which hlowev,2
were lost by the failure of the Arkan
sas to co-operate.
All accounts agr,'e in saying tlihe
the Yankees were beaten to, and into
All our wounded are doing well.
Federal prisoners continue to arrive
Jackson, August 14.-It is report
ed that the Ya ukecs are about evac
uating Baton Rouge.
Capt Caigre last week captured on
the coast, three schooners loaded
with sugar for New Orleans. The
Yankee crews were carried to Camp
The town of Donaldsonville, La.,
has been destroyed by the Federals.
Planters being arrested for sym.pa
thizing with the 'rebels," and held
as hostages to repress the movements
Federals are plundering generally
and have two negro regiments in N.
Greneda, August 12.-Authentic
information from Gen. Breckinridge's
army says that under a flag of truce
recently received the Yankees ac
knowledge a loss of 1000 at Baton
Gen. Clarke has been taken to N.
Orleans by his own request. Hopes
were entertained of his recovery.
Petersburg, August 11.-The Ex
press has New York dates of the 8th
The Goldin Gate, which left San
Francisco July 21st for Panama with
260 passengers and $1,114,000 for
New York, also 8270,000 for Eng
land, was burnt at sea July 27th,
and 18 0 passengers and treasure lost.
The.. disaster c:used great sensation
in Wall street.
A telegram from St. Joseph, dated
August, 5th, says the guerilla leader
Quantrell, seized a descending steam
er on Sunday evening, and crossed
1500 men to this side of the river.
The military authorities at Fort
Leavenworth hearing of the capture,
and not knowing Quantiell's strength
sent 100 men to intercept him, all of
whom Quantri-ll captured, and then
ntmarched on. capturing Liberty, which
place Col. l'enrick had previously
evacuated, escaping into Kentucky.
liHe exprsses his determination to
mnarch to the banks of the Oh.io.
Cairo, Aug. 7.-A skirmish took
place yesterday near PointPleasant,
Mo., between the citizens and State
troops, in which several were killed
on both sides. The citizens had
bound themselves to resist the en
rollment act. Troops were sent from
New Madrid to enforce the law.
To the Associated Press, North.]
;t. Louis, July 2G.-Considerable
Sexcitement existed to-day at the
British Consul's oEfce, in consequence
of a large number of persons claim
ing the protection of the British flag
to eax-mrpt them from enrollment in
the militia under the recent order of
the government. There was an ex
cited crowd around tie oticee, among
whom were many indignant citizens
to punish pertidy in American resi
dents having families, doing a busi
ness permninemntly located here, who,
in the- hour of peril, sneak from duty
by eunrlling themselves as subjects
otf Great BIrit:-in. Numerous arrests
were made. Several struggles and
affrays occurrmed between disturbers
and polite-nmen. One or two attempts
at resistance being made by arrested
parties, a detachment of the provost
guard was ordered out, and by time
ly exertion they were suppressed.
We learn upon good authority,
says the Grenada Appeal, that Gen.
Buckner will be in Vicksburg to
meet his command during the pre.
ent week. A telegraphic dispatch
to this sffect has been received at
The Federals admit that about
Greenville, Miss., the Confederate s
are doing an immense deal of mis
chief to transports. The V. F. Wil
.son, they -,ay was mliddled on her last
trip up, and the Victoria got a dozen
shots into her in coming down.
Militia Draft at the North.
In addition to ordering a draft to
f.ll up the old Federal regiments and
the late call for 3U0,000 troops for
the war, Lincoln has issued a call
for the immediate drafting of 300,000
militia for nine mocnths service. In
our Northern exchanges we find the
Washington, August 4.-The fol
lowing order has just been issued:
WAR DEPARTM ENT,
Washington, Aug. 4, 1S62.
Ordered, 1st. That a draft of 300,
000 militia he immediately called
into the service of the United
.tates, to serve for nine months, un
less sooner discharged. The Secre
tary of War will assign the quotas
to the States and establish regula
tions for the draft.
2nd That if any State Rhall not
by the 15th of August fmrnish its
quota of the additional 300,000 vol
unteers authorized by law, the defti
cioncv will also be made up by a
special draft frem its militia The.
Secretary of War will establish reg
plations for this purpose.
3rd. Regulations will be prepared
by the War Department and pre
sented to the President with the ob
ject of procuring the promotioil of
officers of the army and volunteers
for ;meritorious and distinguished
services, and of preventing the nomi
nation and appointment in the mili
tary service, of incompetent and
unworthy officers. The regulations
will also provide for ridding the ser
vice of such incompetent persons as
now hold commissions.
By the President.
EDWIN M. STANTON,
Secretary of War.
These militia are to be used for
garrison purposes, while the drilled
troops are to be sent to the field.
Let the South prepare to meet'these
hordes at once. The drafting at the
North will commence after the 15th.
IWe should not delay in increasing
our armny.-Memphis Appeal.
SIIELMING OF GUNTERSVILLE ALA.
-We are informed by a gentleman
who was an eye-witness to the scene
that on Monday, 28th ult a portion of
Buell's army. numbering about 1400
strong, inhumanly shelled the town
of Guntersvill.-, from the opposite
side of the river, thirty miles above
Huntsville, without giving amoments
warning to the women and children
to vacate the place. About half the
town was burned, killing Mrs. Rai
born, hotel keeper, and two others.
Such acts of unmitigated villiany
and vandalism upon defenceless wo
men and children, show clearly what
we may expect from the detested Yan
kees, in the future conduct of the war.
An avenging God will not suffer such
wanton inhumanity to pass unpunish
A Fiendish Outrage.
The Federal Authorities Protect the
[From Memphis (Greneda) Appeal.]
Columblus, Miss, July 29, 1862.
EDITORS APPEAL: A most fiend
ish outrage was committed in this
neighborhood on Monday night the
21st. Isaac, a slave belonging to
George N. Green, outraged and most
brutally murdered a young lady
Ellen Vines by name. Her body
was sunk in Pigeon Roost creek,
and found on the 24th inst.. with all
the marks of a brutal murder upon it.
The negro was pursued to Memphis
by a couple of men of this neighbor
hood. They found his name regis
tered on a book kept for the purpose.
he having arrived there oi Friday
the 25th.. Application was made to
the authorities to procure the negroes
arrest; Gen. Sherman was applied
to in, person by the gentlemen.
they told their business and what the
negro was accused of. Gen. Sher
man flatly denied them permission to
arrest him; he charged them of be
ing murderers themselves, and fur
ther accused the whole Southern
Confederacy of murder, bloodshed
and rapine. He asked the gentlemen
how they dared to come on such an
errand with their own hands be
smeared with blcod. Ile told them
he would establish a court soon, and
then if they would come with "clean
hands and loyal witnesses," he would
have the negro confined and tried.
Several officers told these gentlemen
that the negro had done nothing
more than many Southerners had
done to the negro nomen. They were
accused of everything that was mean,
low and despeakable. Mr. Editor.
comment is unnecessary, but the
tacts a re true.
P]ii,r.Dnprv.--...vcll. what In, r.'
said Mrs. Partington. as she inter
ruptcd Ike, who was readhin the war
news-"the pickets wereI driven in
five miles !" Bless mny poor soul.
but that will make a strong fence. I
suppose they had to be driven in deep
to kteep the Sessinaders; from diggin_
out unde- thr.i'