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Mr. N. SELIo N.' .... Shb veport.
Mr. J. H. LOFTON......... Bellevue.
Mr. H. U. CLARKS, .....Vicksburg.
Mr. D. D. O'BJIrN,... -New Orleans.
Mr. JouN W. TanER,.. Natchitoches.
Dr.'W. S ONALDISOd,...Mansfield.
'.. B.Ba vY,. ..Hunrtsville, Texas.
fTEDAY,.. -. - _t" ER t s1862.
When aubsmribers see a aRed
pencil mnark on their paper, it sig
n tl 'that t he time paid foa b-e
-_xpired, and the paper stopped.
Mr. W. C. Fyffe, late of the firm of
Hull & 1'ffe, was found murdered
on last Friday. It is supposed he
was shot in the head, and his skull
mashed with a fence rail, after which
his body was dragged and thrown in
a hollow. This occurred about a
mile frgm here.
The first draft in this country
since the war of 1812, took place in
Hartford, Connecticut, a few days
since. One of the selectmen of the
city, with a handkerchief ever his
eyes, drew from a box the names of
two "hundred men, who are to serve
in the army nine months. One al
derman and one policeman were
among the conscripts.
Bogw, Momey.-Our Texas readers
must look out for Bills, professing to
be.payable in Shreveport and signed
0. P. Faulkner. They are similar in
appearance to the Shreveport corpor
ation money, but are a humbug, and
ought to be refused. They are doubt
less circulated throughout Texas.
Mr. H. C. Clarke, of Vicksburg,
will accept our thanks for late papers.
We were pleased to welcome our
fellow citizen Capt. J. W. Jones, of
the Anacoco Rangers, 19th Regiment
La. Volunteers, who arrived in our
city last week.
The San Antonio News of the 22d
ult. says that cotton sold during that
week for 21 cents, and holders were
asking 25 cents. Pretty good price.
The same paper says that there
were three British merchant steamers
at the mouth of the Rio Grande load
ing with cotton. Is not this doing
Weather warm. River on a stand.
The Galveston Union says that
Counterfeits of the Washington Co.
script are in circulation in that city.
They differ only from the genuine,
that they are printed on different col
ored paper and different ink, and a
fictitious signature of the real Chief
It is reported that the federals are
comntructing an iron-clad gunboat for
the express purpose of shelling
V-icksburg. They say with this
monster they will be enabled to lay
in front of that city, and shell it,
without receiving any damage from
T"he circulation through the mails
or by:express of all papers of South.
.ersprolivities has been prohibited
The steamer Champion, from As
pinwall, arrived at New York on the
16ti, with" $934,316 in gold and a
large passenger list.
The Corcoran Legion, New York
City, composed of six Irish regi
ments, has gone int6 ampi.
'-V~ ire informed that the ywlow
feverprevails to a considerable ex
tent at Sabine Pass, Texas.
One of the most difficult problems
e'b solve, just ior, is "how long do
you think this war will last ?" This
-utn ion admnits of great machinations
of the mind of a writer whose thoghts
are expressed at random, regardless
of truth and consequences.
Were we to tell our readers that
we believe this war will soon end,
it would be in contradiction to our
candid thoughts, yet we cannot con
ceive how it can last very much
longer, for, if it does, the Northern
people have been greatly misrepre
sented, when spoken of as long-head
ed financiers. They may be so vain
as to entertain the hope of final suc
cess in devastating our country, but
surely (their journals speak their sen
timents) by this time they must have
abandoned the prominent idea with
which they entered the field--subju
gation. They are free to admit that
they commenced the suppression of
this rebellion without counting the
cost, which is daily accumulating on
their heads, and what is remarkable.
-and the only reason we have for
believing this war will not soon ter
minate-they persist, with the stub
bornness of brutes, to fight it out,
though bankruptcy stares them in the
face. The difference between the
North and the South as regards the
current expenses is astonishing to
persons who have not troubled them
selves to make the discovery. On
the 1st of August past, the public
debt of the Confederate States was
$347,748,830.70. To the same date,
by their own admissions, that of the
North was $1500,000,000. At the
rate of $6,000,000 a day, another
year of fighting, carried on the present
scale, would make their debt, less in
terest, $3,700,000,000, the interest
of which, at six per cent. per annum,
would be $222,000,000. Besides
this, it will require a large sum for
the support of their government.
The tax requisite to be levied on the
people to meet the payment of that
debt, will be ruinous. Of this they
are cognizant, and will endeavor to
ease themselves, as their actions in
dicate, by plundering all that comes
within their reach, and destroying
what they cannot well bear away,
with the view of injuring us as they
Should there not be an armistice
soon, we may expect a continuance
of the war until the expiration of
Lincoln's term of office, as it is not
probable that he will be re-elected,
for his party is doomed to be defeat
ed in the next Presidential election,
let their candidate be whom he may.
Since penning the above we have
been placed in possession of Lincoln's
emancipation proclamation, which we
publish elsewhere. It is a sorry at
tempt to paralyze our efforts, and will
help our cause materially, and have
a contrary effect to what Lincoln cal
culates. This in itself satisfies us
that this war must be of a longer du
ration than many may suppose. We
also notice that in New Orleans, after
the 23d ult., every citizen would be
compelled to take the oath of alle
giance to the Lincoln government, or
leave the city and have his property
con,6scated. All this tends to show
how things are to be. Let us there
fore conclude at once that this is to
be a long wmar, and act in accordance.
Notbing should be left undone that
might aid as in the trying times
ahead. Every farmer, mechanic,
and manufactuarer should double his
energy, and do his utmost.
The Vicksburg Whig of the 1st inst.
says that Wanl's Legion had arrived
at that place.
LfrceI's Pn it a a.eh
WASHINGTON, Sept. 22d.
By the Preident of the United States of
incAln, Presibent of the
of t lTf riptep, and eommeiser
r.'Ief'f theawr and-'nvy thereof,' here
by proclaim sad declare that hereafter, as
heretofore, the war will be prosecuted for
the object of practically restoring the con
stitutional relation between the United
States and the people thereof in which States
that relation is or may be disturbed.
That it is my purpose, upon the next meet
ing of Congress, to again recommend the
adoption of a practical measure tendering
pecuniary aid to the free acceptance or re
jection of all the slave States, so called, the
people whereof may not then be in rebellion
against the United States, and which States
may then have voluntarily adopted, or there
after may voluntarily adopt, the immediate
or gradual abolishment of slavery within
their respective limits, and that the efforts
to colonize persons of African descent, with
their consent, upon this continent, or else
where, with the previously obtained consent
of the governments existing there, willbe
That, on the first day of January, in the
year of our Lord one thousand eight hun
dred and sixty-three. all persons held as
slaves within any State, or any designated
part of a State, the people whereof shall then
be in rebellion against the United States,
shall be thenceforward and forever free, and
the executive government of the United
States, including the military and naval au
thority thereof, will recognize and maintain
the freedom of such persons, and will do no
act or acts to repress such persons, or any of
them, in any efforts they may make for ac
That the Executive till, on the first day
of January aforesaid, by proclamation, des
ignate the States and parts of States, if any
which the people thereof respectively shall
then be in rebellion against the United
States; and the fact that any State or the
people thereof shall on that day be in good
faith represented in the Congress of the
United States by members c.hosen thereto
at elections wherein a majority 'f the quali
fled voters ef such State shall have partici
pated. shall. in the absence of strong coun
tervailing testimony, he deemed conclusive
evidence that such State and the people
thereof have not been in rehbliion against
the U nited States.
That attention is hereby called to an art
of Congress entitled "An act to make addi
tional articles of war," approved Marcth 13,
11'462, and which act is in the words and fig
urtes fllowing :
"Be it esacted by the Senate and Ilouse of
Repres' ntatires of the I nited States in Con
gress assembled, That hereaftter the following
shall be promulgated as an additional arti
cle of war fur the government of the army
of the United States, and shall be adopted
and observe as su.h :
"'ARtT.-All oflice·s or persons in the
military or naval -ervic e of the United states
are prohibited from emploving any of the
t,,ret umtnder their etspective- totlmandli for
tinhe purpose of returning ftigitive.s Iroem s-r
viic' or labh r wh,. may have' estap-ed frolt
person to whom such labor is chtined to be
due, and any officer who, shall he found guil
ty by aI court miarti:l of vihlating tlhis article
shall be dismissetd tron the set vice.
*o'Sr I'. 2 And be itffurther enactd,. That
this act shall take effect; from ernd after its
Also the 9th and lOth sections of an act,
entithdl. "An Act to suppress insurrection,
to puunsh treason and rebellion. to seize and
confiscate property of relbels, and for other
purposes," approved July 17th, 1962. and
which sec'tions are in these words and fig
ures following :
"S-:c. 9. And be it further enacted, That all
slaves of persons who shall hereafter be en
gaged in rebellion against the government
of the I nited Sates, or who shall in any way
give aidor comfort thereto. escaping from
such persons and taking refuge within the
lines of the arny and all slaves captured
from such persons, or deserted by them and
coming under the control of the govern
ment of the United States, and all slaves of
such persons being within any place occu
pied by rebel forces and afterwards occupied
by forces of the United States, shall be
deemed captives of wtar, and shall be forever
free of their servitude, and not again held
"S.Ec. 10. And be it furthlr enactrd, That
no slaves escaping into any State, territory
or the District of Columbia, from any of the
States, shall be delivered up, or in any
way impeded or hindred of his liberty, ex
cept for crime or some effense against the
laws. unless the person claiming such fugi
tive shall first make cat:h that the person to
whom the labor or service of such fugitive
is alleged to be due is his lawful owner,
and has not tbeen in arms aRainst the Uni
Sted States in the present re'ellion, nor in
any way given aid or comfort thereto: and
n? person engaged in the military or naval
service of the United States shall, under
any pretence whatever, assume to decide
on the validity of the claim of any person
Sto the service or labor of any other person,
Sor surrender up any such person to the
claimant, on pain of being dismissed from
SAnd I do hereby enjoin upon and order
all persons engaged in the military and ne
val service of the United States to observe,
Sobey, and enforce, within their respective
sphere of the service, the acts and see
I tions above recited.
And the Executive will, in due time,
Srecommend that all citizens of the United
1 States who shall have remained loyal there
to throughout the rebellion shall, upon the
restoration of the constitutional relation be
tween the United States and their respeet
ire State and people, if the relation shall
have been suspended or disturbed, be com
pensated for all losses by acts of the United
SStates, including the loss of slases.
run w heref I have eunto set
my baud, sd. esused the seal of theUnited
States to be affixed. Done at the City of
Washington, this the twenty-eoend day of
September, in the year of our Lord one
usand adrede a , and
ScaNs I HoOSPITaL.-Lady (at
the bedside of a sick soldier). How
d'ye do? Is there anything you
Beddier, . (ttl3,). rl o. :o4 believe
Lady. Is there nothing.I can a
for you ?
Soldier (with anxiety). No, I
Lady. Oh, I do want to do some
thing for you. Can't I wash your
hands and farel
Soldier. Well, if you want to
right bad, I'reckon you ean; but if
you do you will be the fourteenth
lady who has done so this mornig!l
THE BATTLE AT IW A.
The Federal Accomes of the Afair.
From the Cairo Gazette 22d.]
We have to record a brilliant vic
tory achieved by Gen Rozencrantz's
army at Inka, Miss. General Price
and his legions are beaten, demoral
ized and pursued by our victorious
troops. Two rebel generals are placed
hors du combat, five hundred rebels
are prisoners, and probably 100 are
,killed and wounded. We captured
six entire batteribs-thirty-six pieces
-of artillery; and, also, an immense
amomunt of provisions. All this has
been accomplished without severe
loss on the Union side.
Four hundred brave and gallant
men were killed and wounded. In
our rejoicing at this splendid victory
let us net forget to drop the tear of
sympathy for the noble dead. ANever
did troops fight more bravely or
more gallantly than ours!
Thursday morning information was
brought to General Grant that Gen.
P'rice was moving northward in the
direction of Tennessee, intending to
strike the river at Muscle Shoals,
where it is easily forded, to join the
army of General Bragg at Mumfords
ville. General Rezencranz's army
corps (formerly Pope's) was immedi
ately put in motion for Rienzi,which
they reached on Wednesday night.
Gen. Price had probably learned
of his approach, and struck for Inka,
crossing the route which RBosencranz
would have taken, between Rienzi
and Cotton Plant. about eight miles
below Rienzi. Gen. Rosencranz was
informed of this movement in season
to march across the country and ar
rive at luka just as the rear guard of
the enemy was leaving. It was then
4 o'clock Friday evening. He im
mediately engaged the enemy, and
for two hours there was heavy skir
mishing, without any definite result,
until darkness compelled the combat
ants to suspend hostilities.
Both armies rested on their arms,
andatt daybreak the battle was re
sumed. Cavalry, artillery and in
fantry were mixed in horrible con
fusion, and the carnage was dreadful.
The fight lasted till nearly noon,
when the-enemy's lines became de
ranged, he wavered, and finally fell
back. A magnificent charge was
made by our forces, a panic was in
duced, and the rebels fled in wild
confusion, our artillery'pouring dead
ly missiles into his ranks, giving ad
ditional impetus to his flight, while
the pursuit of our cavalry completed
Price's forces are now in full re
treat southward, followed by our
avenging army. It is expected that
we will be able to espture the greater
portion of them.
The brunt of the battle was sus
tained by Rosenerans and 8tanley's
divisions, mostly Illisois troops.
The rebel Gen. Little, formserly
Governor of MiMissippi, is killed,
and Whitfield wounded and a pris
The easualities among our offeers
and men mare not Atully ascertained.
Gen Ord started from Corinth:for
luka along the line of the Memphis
and Charleston railroad, but did -not
arrive inseason to partieipate in the
The Federals took. possession ofSa
bine Pass on the 27th alt.
SHOOK's BLUFF, TBxAs, Sept.25, '62.
Editor BAirVeepwr# Nw.:
Drer Sir--As theas may be fam
irho Wuioi. to know where
Dmg is disheartening war,
. , it i~6.t .-of comparitive
- l lenty; as, also, some might
wish to6get their negro property out
of-the way of the enemy, for the
time, and get something for their la
bor. 7 wpuld.say. through your pa
b permission, that in the
vtBlo t ithe S6uth
endl of herokeeo., Tes, there is
an opening. I know myselt where
a dozen good, trusty negroes could
behrired.tora yearor two, and per
haps many more.
And some farms which could be
had for cultivation next year, for lit
tle or no rent at all.
Thinking it might lie of some ad
vantage to some who need help, I
'drop you these lines.
It is not likely that the enemy will
disturb the interior of this county
oon, and we think not at all; and
therefore the agricultural interests of
the county can go on if there is home
force enough to carry it on. In some
places there is not enough of this
sort left, and therefore there is such
an opening as above alluded to, which
if oecupied would be of material ben
efit to both parties.
Respectfully, J. SHOOK.
Alfairs in Seuthwestern Missouri.
From the St. Louis Democrat, 19th.
A gentleman just from Granby,
Newton county, Missuori, in the ex
treme Southwest portion of the State,
informs us that the rebels, unde,
Hindman, are concentrating on the
border, twenty miles from Granby
and that they now number from 30,
000 to 50,000, with daily accessior
from our State. This force is conu
centrating there with the avowe,'
purpose of invading Missouri at.d
laying waste the country to the ex
tent of its ability. Hindma;,, some
ten days ago in a speech to his men.
declared that he should lead them no
further than the Missouri line, and
that there Gen. Price would com
mand them. This is but the carry
ing out of the same programme that.
we mentioned some two months ag,.
and which was then substantiated
by the most authentic information.
The military authorities have.
doubtless, bad access to the same
sources of information; and we take
it for granted that ample preparation
has been made to meet the foe. The
departure of General Schofield to the
Southwest leads us to the conclusion
that he has a just appreciation of the
dangers which again threaten our.
State from that quarter. In regard
to the number of troops with which
he will opperate against the rebels.
the public are much in the dark; but
we are assured that ample provision
has been made for all contingencies.
It would be a crime unpardonable if
the authorites, by their negligence.
would repeat the blunder which cost
us the life of General Lyon, and the
surrender of the fairest portion of
our territory to the pillage of the ma
rauders under Price. Let us rely
upon a different result.
The Secretary of War has recom
mended to Congress the abolition of
the practice of substitution in the
army, except in cases where the ser
vices of the principal are equally
useful to the public at home as in the
field. As exports in trades necessa
ry for the prosecution of the war,
overseers in districts of oountry hav
ing few whites and a large number
of slaves, and generally such callings
as are essential to the public welfare.
The Secretary takes the ground that
it is unwise.to injure the service for
the benefit of idividuals, and that,
therefore, no substitution, founded
merely on the communications of
private interest, should be tolerated.
jP"The St. Louis Chamber of
Commerce has petitioned President
Lincoln to "speedily open the Missis
sippi river to free navigation." The
President has once attempted that
"little thing" and failed, and should
the. proper ore be taken by our mil
itry loaders we thinh a second eff
ort will prove equally futile. We
are satisfed that the "free navigation
of the Mississippi" will never be es
tablished except by order of Jeff Da