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Nnmber 37. tJikEVEPORT, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1862, OldScrieg vYi* III
Till SEMI WEEKLY EWS
I, puti iAed everr Tuesdaj a.rd Fri
Oee, ea TeSxa Street,
Abowe pring, uear te Ma~er's oeJe.
Per Annum, (in Advape,) $9.00
Six Months, 0' 9 2.50
Three " ," 0 1.50
Persons sending us repittencss will be
good enough to end a4 .o her paper money
than Louisiana.State Cponfederea Notes,
Shreveport bills, and Toas Treasury War
rants. Other moneysent will be returned.
'WEELY-- 3. Weekly and BSemi.
Weekly to one add lss, $7 per year.
J. E. PHELPS. J. V. O(UMERS
Phelps & Rogers,
Grocers &Commission Merchants
Cor. Commerce and Crocket sts..
tbOne door above A. M. Hull & Co's,
Keep constantly on hand a large as
sortment of Staple and Fancy Gro
Advances made on eonsignments to
our friends in New Oreans. nlSdly
.I. R. Simpson. . lM. Calhoun.
mlmpson & Caiboun,
WAREHOUSE & COMMISSION
MERCHA N TS.
Recewving and Forwarding Agents,
Having leased the popular and commo
dious WVarehouee of Messrs. loward, Tally
& Co., and having had long eaperienwe in
blu.iness, we hope to receive a share of the
public patronage, and pledge ourselves to
.Io all in our power to give entire satisfa.
tuon in all busiuess entrusted to our care.
All we ask isa trial. no25
THOM.AS TIW JONES.
Hardwire, Iron, Castings,
Mechanics' 4- .1'achiaists' Tools, 4Lv
Castings of all kinds constantly on
hand or m:tde- to order. nl-v-d
Office of Or, Leslie-At
the late ('ourt Hotuse, Market street, oppe
site the 'resbyterian Church. jun11-'.l
SMITH 4~ LEWIS,
Drugs, Pzints. Oils, 'arnishes 4
Sio. or TH* GOLD.N 3MORTAII,
Shreveport, Texas St.
1'. SHID) T.
AND DEALER IN
HE WACHES, IWERY, ANI
rP Between Spring and Market,
Watches and Jewelry Repairod
and Warranted. n 1-1 y
E NVELOPES, Cap, Note and Letter
1A Paper, Blank Bookse, Steel Pens, Pen
cils &c..in larme Quantities for the trade at
Clarkes Book store, Vicksabrg Miss
Enquire at this office. sept5-tf
Texas Stage & Livery Stable.
On Milam St. opposite the Vt'ran
rT HE proprietor has been to great
Sexpense to make this the most
desirable Stable in the city, it is con
v'enient to the. Steam boat landing.
Horses will be boarded by the day,
week or month, on the most reasonsa
ble terms. Personl visiting Shreve
port or going t, New'Orleans, b9
leaving their homres at tbih'establish
ment, can rest aassred that they will
be well attended to. Ony" giv1e him
a call and satisfy yourselves.
JOHTN C ALIWELTL.
no 3.--ly. A. KITMBLE,
W17ANlTED-imdd y. For which
VT highest puce w EMEb
septlSt-f Shreveport. La.
Rs4amlJthS Wa ted.
WE want 30 or 40 GUNSMITHS inm
mediately, to fill a Government con
tract for the State of Tess, for 5,000 guns
-to work in the
New QOs Factory
of Short, Biscoe & Co., Tyler, Texas. The
most liberal wages will ie paid for good
aug6.2-m SHORT, BISCOE & CO.
80 Acree of Land.
IN Johnson county, Sve miles from the
eounty seat, Buchanan; 100 acres in
cultivation; good dwellings and out house.;
fine spriig and timber, will be soeld or ex
ch-m FW. Dunaway, Lebanon 12
miles west of McKinney, Collin County,
Ran the Blockade.
JUST RECEIVED per Schooner that
run the blockade at Galveston, Teas :
120 ora. sulphate of quinine,
10 Ibs English Calomel,
5 " blue mass,
2 dos renech calf skins,
12 mills assorted needles, and a
Large lot of assorted pocket books and
b'sIll soon at M. LEVY,
Mansfleld ]Female College
DESOTU PARISH, LA.
T HE Fall seestop of this institution for
the present year. will upon on the first
day of October, with ample arrangements
in every department. ~arente may rest as
sured that every reasopable effort will le
made to promote the cumfart and progress
of their daughters. For terms &c.
Address, CHAS B. STUART,
Aug. 29-5w Mansfield, La.
Notice.--The creditors of the suc
cession of John L.armier, deceased, will pre
sent their claims to A. B. . Leviee, myv attor
ney, for the succession.
Daughters eofthe Cross.
fnHE fall session of this school for young
1 ladies will open in Shrev|.port betw,.en
the first and sixteenth of September next.
aug. 26--6 w
State of Louiiciana, Paris of Caddo.
IotA Judicial District Court.
'TOTICE is hereby given that ,Jowhu
. Draifouse, of this Parish, has this day
petitioned the Henorable Court of this Par
ish. praying to be appointed Administrator
of the succession of Raphael i)ralfouse,
deceased, and if oppositibn be not male
thereto, within ten days, said prayer will
Given at office this 8th day of Septem
her. 1862 A. L. MERSHON,
4t Deputy Clerk.
HIE undersigned will purchase a few
Sthousand dollars in Contfederate bonds
itf offered immediately.
septl2-tf JONAS WOBESON.
State of Louisiana, Paristk of' Gaddo
-10th Judicial District Court.
Succession of L. P. Crain, deceased.
W i E1t.A~, Mrs R. A. Crain, Admin
istratrix of the above named succes
sien, has this day filled a tableau of debts
in the Clerk's otece of this parish, and has
petitioned the Honorable Court that the
same may be ]bonwalgated and made the
payment of the court. Now, therefore, if
no opposition be made thereto within ten
days, said prayer will be granted.
Given at office this l3th day of "Septem
cer, 1862. A. L. MERSHON,
seoptl5.4t Deputy Clerk.
AT JONES' FOUNDRY, Bar Iron,
east apd Blister Steel, Hardware, Cut
lery, Tools, Files, &e., Copperas. Alum,
Saltpetre. Bc. Sept. 16-t.
On saturday, a sentinel on the
Carrolton line ordered a citizen who
was running the pickets to halt. The
stranger refutsed i obey the com
mand, whereupon the sentinel f-ed
and mo;tally wounded the man.
This is in compliance with General
BRitler's Order No. 298, directing
"the guards to shoot all persons at
tempting to go out from our lunes by
stcalth or fnrce.,'-Hntler's N. O.
Trlta. 26th tult.
Oflice Seml-Weekly News,
Tuesday, September 16th, 1862. j
Intelligenct has reached here that
on Monday or Tuesdsy last a fight
came off at Denmark, Tenn.. be
tween a Federal force and the caval
ry regiments of Colonel Jackson and
Pinson. 'The engagement is said to
have resulted in a drawn battle, the
loss on our side being 100 killed and
wounded-that of the enemy is not
known. Our troops brought off 200(
prisoners and two pieces of cannon.
We learn also that some days since
a party of Capt. Blythe's rangers, in
the Mississippi bottom, ambushed a
troop of Federals, killing 25 or 30
and losing none.-Grenada Appeal
Washington, August 27.--A dis
patch received at the Postoffice De
partment, dated Salt Lake 26th,
A general war with all the Indian
tribes east of the Missouri river is
close at hand.
An interruption of the overland
mail is daily expected. Nothing
but prompt and decisive action on
the part of the iGovernment will pre
vent it. The lines should be pro
tected by soldiers at intervals of 100
miles. Gen. Paige's force is too
small, and Col Connor's force is 400
miles west, traveling slowly.
Owing to the information contain
ed in the above dispatch, the Post
Office Department has instructed
postmasters to send the California
mails by way of New York until
St. Louis. Augf 31-Advices from
Greenville state the guerrillas, 1500
strong under 3McBride, threaten that
place: 1400 national troops under
Col. Simpson are there to meet them
The rebels for some days have been
congregating all their available firce
at that point. An attack is expec
ted. No fears enutertauined of result.
'rThere is no news of further raids in
Five hundred niun are expected
to-night. The 20th Wisconsin regi
ment arrived here this evening.
Latest from NMillike'in's Bond.-On
last Friday the scouts of Ctl. Henry
Gray, conmnmanding the forces opposite
Vicksburg, that the enemy had been
committing raids on the plantations
near lilliken'se Bend. A detachment
of fifty umen were immediately sent
out untder the commantd of Lt. TI'. W.
Abncy. of the 30th La. Regiment, who
arrived on the river opposite the ene
my gunboats at 3 o'clock a. m., to
watch their movements. A tfew miv
utets after 4 o'clock the enemy com
menced laudingngin force. 'I.' hcy mfarch -
ed to the numher of about fifty along
the levee till within ab,,ut ]00 yards
of where our men lay concealed, when
the enlemy were infouietle (t our posi
tion by a negro. 'T'lvy then halted.
Th, commanad w:ms giveen i tlie lon our
side, when the old doulle barreled
shot guns belched forth one blaze of
deadly ball and shot. The enemy
fired two rounds at us and fled in die
may to their gunbocats. They then
comnnmenced shelling and our forces
were compelled to change position.
Them number of killed is not known.
We lost none on our side. The ene
my shelled the woods half of the day
without discovering our position,
Philadelphia Enquirer of tie 3d
says Fall's Church was evacuated
by the enemy, the enemy again des
troyed the bridges on Bull Run.
Stonewall Jackson was marching
on Baltimore with 20,000 men via
Lee.sburg-intends crossing near Ed
ward's Ferry-Pope falling back on
Washington and expects to make
a stand at Arlington Heights-100
wagons of said retreat captured and
sent to Mans sans.
A letter from Earl Russel to Sew
ard, dated July 28th, is published,
which refers to the evidence of the
increasing bitterness of the strifes in
America, and says that the approach
of servile war, so much insisted upon
by Seward, in his dispatch, to which
this is an answer, only forewarns the
United States that another element
of destruction may be added to the
loss of property and waste of indus
try, which already afflicts a country,
lately so prosperous and tranquil,
le claims that her Majesty's Gov
ertment has maintained impartial
neutrality, and desires, in the lan
guage of Lincoln to the Governors of
the thirteen States, " bringing this
unnecessary and injurious civil war
to a speedy and satisfactory conelu
Bayou Sara. Sept. 5.--Mr. W. D.
Winter says an old man named Rob
erts, from East Baton Rouge, who
was taken prisoner by the Yankees
and sentenced to ten years imprison
ment on Ship Island, is now at
home. He says he was released
from Ship Island by three Confed
erate steamships, and that they took
all the Yankee stores and soldiers on
the Island, and captured besides,
2000 negroes. They told him there
was ten more ships-making a fleet
of thirteen vessels.
Yankee rumors say Louisville is
captured, and we have encouraging
rumors about Decatar and Columbia,
which is not proper to mention.
Gen. Bragg's army is in high spir
its, and invincible from the late news
from Virginia and Kentucky.
RichmQnd, Sept. 7.-A letter from
Gen. Lee to President Davis. dated
Sept. 3d, says: On Monday even
ening the enemy attacked the front
of our advancing columns with the
view apparently of covering the
withdrawal of his train on the Cen
torville road and making his retreat.
)Our position was maintained with
slight loss on both sides. Maj. (len.
w:arlrey (yankee) was killed in the
affair. On Tuesday about noon the
,,nenmy evacuated Fairfax Courthouse
and proceeded tewards Alexandria.
Passengers this nmorning contradict
f the report abcut Cincinnati, Louis
ville, St. Louis, and Washington City
b.I'ng in our possession.
Sp,ciL:d for the News.
Stewart's Cavalry are at Raleigh
Hlouse. 7 miles of Baltimore. Jack
fson's and A. t'. Hill's divisions have
crossed the, Potomac at Leesburg, to
move on Baltimore. Gen Lee is
watching the Federal army between
Alexandria and Washington, with
remainder of the army.
(en Kirby Smith is within thirty
miles of Cincinnati. It is supposed
he will joint Bragg at Louisville. Gen
Bragg has cr',ssed Cumberland river
and it is supposed got to Louisville
about Saturday. Buell is supposed
conc.nmitating a large force at Padu
,:ahl or Columbus. General Price is
slowly moving on Memphis. The
e nemy have evacuated and burnt
Corinth, every house to the ground.
They are retreating northward, lay
ing the whole country waste. They
have also evacuated 'ruseumbia and
Mobile,, Sept. 10.-A special to the
Advertiser and Register. dated Char
leston 9th, says President Davis and
ex-Gov. Lowe, of M1aryland, have left
Richmond for the P'otomap. A pro
ci:nation will be issued at the head
of our army calling upon loyal Mary
landers to rally to the Southernstan
It is certain Stonewall ,Tackson
crossed the Potomac at Leesburg on
Tuesday. Some show of opposition
was made by the Yankees to Jackson
crossing, but were soon dispersed.
Gen. Longstreet was on the south
bank preparing to cross, and Gen.. A
P. Hill was to follow on Thursday.
It is reported our cavalry have
reached Frederick, Marvyland. The
lower counties of Maryland are said to
be in a state of revolt against the Yau
kee troops. Gen. WVool is reported
marching with 70,000 Yankees to
European dates to the 23 have
been received, The Iendon Herald
says it would be the salvation of the
SNorth ift' Europe shonuld forhid the
continuance of the war.
The Louisiana delegatiou in Rich
miod are m akeig rt to C"9 fQr
Clen. Bea te t coel of
the Traaes-X aiiiudri Pr t
In that event (en, J- p1. *
ston will probably ebe orirswsd t
Chattanoaga, Sept 10-A congra
tulatory order from Gen Bragg to his
army, on the recent success of thew,
Confederate arms, has just been re
ceived. It is dated Spart, Sept 5th:
"-Comrades ! our campaign opens
auspiciously; the enemy is in full
retreat, with consternatioe and de
moralization devastating his ranks.
To secure the fruits ofttis condition
we must press on vigorously and an
ceasingly. Alabamias ! your State
is redeemed! Tennesseen ! your
Capital and State is almost restored
without the firing of a gun. You re
turn conquerors. Kentucky's first
great blow has been struck for your
treedom. Soldiers from tle other
States share the happiness of our
more fortunate brothers, and we will
press on with them for the redemp
tion of ther homes and women.
Signed. BRAXTON BRAGG.
Mobile, Sept. 11.--A special Ais
patch to thi Advertiser and Register,
dated Knoxville, 11th, says the
Lynchburg Republican has Northern
dates of the 3d, from which the fol
lowing is taken:
Chattanooga, Sept 10.--Forrest
reoccupied Murfreeaboro' last Sun
day, and arrived there just in time
to save the Court House, which was
tired by the Yankee sear guard-
There were no Yankees in sight
when he arrived.
Desperate Affray Between Negroes
and Police la New Orleans.
From the New Orleans B}e, August 5th. ]
About half-past one o'clock yester
day morning the third district was
the scene at one of the most desperate
negro afairs which this city has yet
witnessed. Shortly before that hour
the police of that district discovered
coming along the levee a large band
of negroes, evidently runaways, and
determined to carry out their schemes
at all hazards and cost. They were
armed with all sorts of weapons which
plantations afiord,from cane billhooks
When they reached about Monte
gut street, the police ordered them to
halt, and proceeded to endeavor to ar
ret them. Instead of surrehdering
themselves, however, they immedi
ately attacked the police in a most fe
rocious manner. The officers imme
diately called for further assistance,
and were speedily reinforced, almost
to the whole strength on duty in'Ehe
district but so furious were the ne
groes that they were in danger of be
ing overcome. Their clubs and pis
tols were freely used, but so n.umerous
were the gang of negroes that they
were not equal to the task which ha'd
fallen on them. By this time the
whole neighborhood was in a state of
terrible excitement, and assistance
from other quarters being absolutely
necessary to save the police, a detach
ment of militia from adjacent quarters
hastened to the spot and lent their
aid. It did not take long after this to
convince the negroes that. they were
overpowered, for three of them, were.
soon killed,, a number desperately
wounded, and the mass of them scat
tered, some running in one direction
some in another, some jumping into
the river agd swimming off, and so
The total number of the band, it
would seem, was something like one
hundred and fifty ; but they were not
all together at the time of the police
accosting them. They had irn of
last night from plantations down the
coast. From one, that of Thomas
Morgan, Esq., some thirty have run
off, thirteen of whom are now in the
parish prison, nine in the charity
hrspivtal. and no~ killed.