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Number 4SREVEPORT FRIDAY TOBER 171862.OldSeies Vol.
Number 46, SHREVEPORT, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17. 186. Old Se-n eseVol, IlI
THE SEMI-WEEKLY NEWS
It published ervery Tuesday and Fri
Onice, on Texas Street,
Above Spring, near the Mayor's oFice. t
Per Annum, (in Advance,) $5.00
Six Months, " "' 2.50
Three " " ', 1.50
P'ersons sending us remittances will be
good enough to send no other ,I .aer money
than Louisiana State or Confederate Notes,
Shreveport bills, and Texas Treasury War
rants. Other money sent will be retarned.
i ;-WEELY-*$. Weekly and Semi
Weekly to one adhl.ess. 8f7 pet year.
a. E. I'iIEI.l's. J. V. UOGERS el
Phelps & Rogers,
Grocevs &Commission Merchants
Cor. Com merce and Croclket sts.. S
tW _One door above A. Mi. Hull & Co's. B
Keep cosetatntly oU hand a large as
sortumeLt of Staple and Fancy GUro
Advances made on consignments to
our friends in New Orleans. nl8dly n
1. R. Simpson. G. I. Calhoun. J
Simnpson & Calhoun,
\ IAREIlOUNE & COMMIMSION
3ME, CIIA N TS,
Recci ein.g and Fort'wr,lina Al$ents,
sUR VE e I1 i KIIti. ' " 'f. LA.
Ila.inn lea-d the la ,1iear" and contllo
S:jouri VV'rehouise f 11*M e .ars. loward. T.lly
r. C(o.. and thaving hal lonig experincie in
busines.s, we hope toI receive a stn. of th Ie
,itublic patroniage. anid picdge ,ureive.s to
,h, ali in our power ito give. cuire -atit:t a
tiou in all hit-ines c-ntrn1".e to our cnre.
Al/l Ie ask is a trial. no2a -
TIO'IIIMAS L JOSV'S.
Ilardware, Iron, CPstings,
. Belting, Packing,
1MeIhanics' 4- MaeI/,iists' Tools, ':.
Castings otf all kinds constantly on I
hand or tlmade to ordler. n l-y-d
Office or Dr. Leslie-At
the late Court llouse, Market strect, oppu
site the Plresbyterian Chc.eh." junl -'61
-- M11I 4- LE WIS,
rucgs, Piinrs, Oils, ITernishes v.
Sic., orF *rtie GOLIWN MoJITA It,
t. S SIID)ET,
AND DEALER IN
FIll WA FH S, JWILRY. AID
TECXAS ST3E I T,
l3 13):tvi ten Spring and Market, . 1
Watches and Jewelry Repaired
and WaITTrntted. nl-ly
E NVELOI'PES, Cap, Note and Letter
Pa.:er, Blank Books, Steel Pena, Pen
cils &c..in large Quantities for the trade at
Clarkes Book 1tore, Vicksburg bliss
Enquire at this office. sept5-tf
Texas Stage & Livery Stable.
On Milam St. opposite the Varan
IIE proprietor has been to great
.L expense to make this the most
dcesiratbl Stable in the city, it is con
veRient to the Steam boat landing.
Horses will be boarded by the day,
week or month, on the most reasona
ble terts. Persons i isiting Shreve
port or going to New Orleans, by
leaving their horses at this establish
mecnt, can rest assured that they will
be well attended to. Only give him
a call and satisfy yourselves.
no 39-1v. A. KTMBLE.
W E want 30 or 40 GUNSMITHS im
mediately, to 11i a Government con
tract for the State of Texas, for 5,000 guns
-to work in the
New Gum Factory;
of Short, Biscoe & Co., Tyler, Texas. The
most liberal wages will be paid for good
aug26-.2m SHORT, BISCOE & CO.
AT JONES' FOUNDRY, Bar Iron,
Cast and Blister Steel, Hardware, Cut
lery, 'Tools, Files, &c., Copperas, Alum,
Saltpetre. &c. Sept. 16-tf.
BY virtue of authority vested in me, I
have appointed the following named
persons, to receive cotton subscribed to the
"produce loan," and to purchase and receive
cotton for account of the Government, in ex
change for its 8 per cent. Bonds: Mr. J.
C. Elstner of Shreveport for the Parishes ',f
Caddo and. Bossier; blr. Jas. W. Howard.
of Mansfield, for the Parish of DeSoto.
Sbreveport, sept. 23, '62-1m Agent C. S.
Southwestern, Caddo Gazette and Bossier
Banner please copy.
013ce of Chief Engineer,
Southern Pacflc R. R. Company.
Mar.lhal, Texas, Sept. 30, 1862.
SEALED proposals will be receive,l. at
this oflice, until the 15th of October
next, for cross-ties delivered on the line of
railroad between Jonesville. Texas, and
Shreveport, La. And for the laying otf
Track, on the portion of the road untin
ished, between the same poiuts. (about 22
umiles) sealed proposals will be -eceived,
until ic :iUth of October next. Spec-ificai
tiouls for cross-ties and track laying cinL be
seen at this office. E. A. BLANCH,
Chief Engineer Southern 1'acitiic R. R. Co.
The Southwestern will pllease copy.
EN\V ELOPr, Letter Paper, and Con
4 t.de:rate Note Counterfeit Detecturs.
('ail at the News office.
RANAWVAY from the undersigned,
on the 4th inst., in the neighborhood
of Kingston. DIe Soto 'arish.
Lt ERLING. a mulatto ma, aged about
4d years: about five feet eight inches high :
weighs about 200 pounds; slow spoken ;
is bytrade a Blacksmith. For the pasts years
he has been working at his trade at Keachi.
La. We will give $50 for his apprehension
and delivery to us, or $25, if lodged in jail
where we can get hint.
E. & B. JACOBS.
Oct. 10-tf Shreveport, l.a.
lleadq'rs Camp of Instruction West La., .
MOnROE, LA., Sept. 29. 1860-2.
The advertisement of Capt. T. C. Lewis,
headed "Look here Conscripts '" is entirely
unauthorized. No Conscripts can be en
listed by him, and all who may have joined
him will report to their proper enrolling
officer, in person.
By order of BRIG. GEN. BLASC5HARD.
A. L. BsusOLY, A. A A. Gen'l.
Gasette and Southwestern copy three
04 " REWARD offered for
840 the apprehension of four
negro men, or $100 each.
LEONARD, about 21 years old bright mu
latto; about six feet high, very straight,
active and quick spoken. Took off three
coati two pr. pantaloonsand shirt ; had on
soft felt hat when he left.
CHARLES, mulatto, aged about 40 years,
about five feet nine or ten inches high,
stout built, weighs about IS0lbs. Black
smuith by trade-intelligent.
LUD, dark, about 55 years old (perhaps
more), stout built-stoops-weighs about
140, shrewd and cunning.
SAMt, about 23 years of age, grieffe about
five feet ten inches, weighs about 140 or 150
pounds. Barber and body servant. Reads
and writes-spells badly When ordered
. general reply is "all right."
All of said slaves left on the 4th inst.
Leonard belongs to Geo I. Pitts; Charles
and Lud to Lauzelot Phillips; and Sam to
t Thos. D. Carruth-all living near Mans.
field, DeSoto Parish, La.
t octl4-tf GEO. I. PITTS.
Louisiana Democrat and Onatchita Reg
ister copy and send bills to Lewis Philips,
DORT MONEY containing thirtyfive dol.
I larr, between Mrs. Epps' and Shrove.
port, on the7th of October. It also con.
tained two notes of hand, both drawn to ne.
1 One payable by J. M. Starrs at Winsbho
routgh, Texas; the other - Wilson, o
Upehur county, Texas. Any person find.
ing the same will be liberally rewarded by
leavingthbesame at the "News" office.
ect*14-t" Itlachjsick Gr,,ve. T'lest.
HALF BARRELS (15
0 gallons) iron bound *
50 WVhole Barrels, iron bound, ' $5
each. Has on hand well seasoned stock
for making 600 Pork or Beef Barrels.
1500 Flour or Sugar "'
1000 1 " " "
1000 " " . " "
And is fully prepared to contract to make
up the same at the shortest notice. The
attention of purchasers is called to the
The work fully guarantied.
Shreveport. October 17-tf
IMPROVED Real Estate in the
city of Shreveport. Inquire of.
A. B. LEVISEE.
THE undersigned will purchase a frw
thousand dollars in Confederate bonds
it offered immuediately.
septl~-tt JONAS ROBESON.
O**ce Semi-Weekly News,
Friday, October 17, 1862.
Richmond, October 7.-The New
York Herald of the 4th has been
received, but nothing new from the
A dispatch from Lonisville men
tions a report that a battle was pro
gressing at Mount Washington IR
ports of musketry had been heard in
Buell's immense wagon train had
arrived at Louisville.
Four days later news from Europe
has been received1 by the arrival otf a
steamer at Cape Race.
Late Northern Intelligence.
New York Oct. 2.-An army cor
respondent says there must be fight
ing again, before manny days, in the
northeastern part of Virginia, unless
the rebels relinquish their position at
Winchester without waiting for us to
throw down the gauntlet before them.
That they will remain in any force at
Winchester is not probable, for it is
impossible to subsist the army they
claim to have there without possess
ing more facilities for receiving sup
plies than at present. I believe it may
safely be promised that they will not
stand about Winchester in force, be
cause of our threatening attitude in a
locality of which they are very tena
Yesterday two rebels, who had
been confined at Fort Deleware, took
the oath of allegiance, and were sent
to Philadelphia, where they made ap
plication for admission as privates in
Col. Segerbath's regiment. They
state that at least 150,000 entered
Maryland, but not more than half ot
them could be brought into action,
owing to fatigue, and want of provis
ions, sickness, etc.
e New York Oct. 2.-Report says
that the President has gone on a vis
it to McClellan's army.
A telegram says that the British stea
mer Lloyd, ran the blockade at Char.
leston, and arrived at Liverpool Sept.
20th, with 1775 bales of cotton. A
Charleston correspondent under date
s of Sept. 2Sth,gives the following par
d ticulars of the successful escape of a
steamer : On the night of the 19th
a large sidewheel steamer, supposed
o to be the Hero. went to sea, sweeping
* past one of our helpless sailing ves
sels at the rate of thirteen or fourteen
knots per hour. " The sailing vessel
gave the alarm, but it was too late
for the only steamer in that neighbor
hood to follow her successfully. Tl'he.
. rebel vessel ran the blockade through
Sanford's channel. The U. S. stea
L- mer Marblehead returned this morn
ing, after an unsuccessful pursuit of
t the rebel steamer, which had secured
I- a long start ahead before the Marble .
Shead got render way.
Milwaukie Oct. 2- The western di
vision of La Crosse and Mi!T--u,;
railroad was sold to-day forone million i
eight hundred thousand dollars, by I
order of Judge Miller, U. S. district
court, in foreclosure of land grant on
the first mortgage. Isaac Seymour,
F. P. James and D. M. Hughes were
the purchasers in trust.
Philadelphia, Oct. 2-The Wash
ington National Republican says that
McClellan was in town on Tuesday.
The Republican also says heavy fir
ing was heard, yesterday, in the di- t
rection of Leesburg. It was sharp a
and rapid ; cause unknown.
The Baltimore American says the i
Monitor has been towed upthe bChes
apeake, probably to Washington.
The gunboat Iroquois arrived to
day from Pensacola.
Indianapolis, Oct. 2-The War
Department has ordered Colonel Car- i
ringtot, superistendent of recruiting
in Indiana, to accept nine months vol
unteers as substitutes for drafted mi
litia. If the quota of 6,000 is filled
immediately, it will obviate the ne
cessity of a draft in this State on the
New York, Sept. 8.~-The follow
ins is additional by the Anglo-Sax
The stirring news from America,
brought by the Europa and subse
quent steamers, was the theme of
universal comment. The defeat of
Pope's army was regarded as most
disastrous to the North; but the va
lor displayed by the Northern troops
at the second Bull Run Battle is
Sl'he l'imes admits that the Feder
al troops fought with wore than ordi
nary courage; that their two days'
tighlting resetes their military char
acti r firom reproach ; but everything
but that honor for them is but dust.
The gallant stand which the Feder
als made only takes the sting of dis
grace out of their overthrown.
The T'imes argues that the Federal
government is brought to the verge
of ruin, and believes that such a
term may be justly used when it is
no longer safe to execute the func
tions of Government in the capital.
It argues that. bad as the prospects
now appear. there is no element of
of better prospects in future.
The Daily News admits the sever
ity of the defeat of the Federals, and
thinks there will be more bloody
battles in Maryland.
The London Star considers the
Northern cause hopeless, because the
emancipation of the slaves of the
Southern States has not been pro
claimed. And urges the adoption of
The London 11erald thinks the
North will do well to consider the
expediency of making a cotapromise
with the South at once.
The Morning Post points out the
ground in which the Confederate
Government may claim recognition
from European powers.
The question of substitutes for
cotton attractsmore attention. Prac
tical men express little confidence in
the substitutes offered.
It is reported that three of the
- finest steamers on the Clyde-the
' Trona, Giraffe and Clydesdale-have
been sold to the Confederates.
The Liverpool Telegraph says
that, besides the commissions conm
mitted to others, the ship builders
are employed by the Confederates,
and work is being pushed for
I ward with all possible dispatch.
3 A large Iron plated ram is being
- constructed on the Mersey, without
any attempt at cencealment. This
Sram will be one of the most formida
-b!le character. She will attempt to
- run the blockade of Charleston.
f The Roman question continues
Iuppermost in France, but there is
nothing to indicate a movement.
l'rALv.--The official Turin Ga
-izette defends the government for
4nt, declaring its intended course to
wards Garibaldi.- It says the law
has to be executed and justice take
Liverpool Sept.. 18.-Breadstuffs
market steady and generally Un
changed. The authodties report
flour quite steady. Wheat steady;
red Western and Southern 9s. 10 1.;
white Western 11'12s. Corn firm;
mixed 29s. Beef inactive; down
ward tendency.. Pork fiat. Bacon
quiet, steady and unchanged, Lard
active and 1l2s. higher.
LATEST MARKETS, VIA LONDON
DERY.-Liverpool, September 19.
Breadstuffs quiet and irregular.
Flour has a declining tendency.
Provisions quiet, firm and un
Consols closed at 93.i931 for
American securities quiet and
The bullion in the Bank of Eng
land has decreased £247.000.
The Quarrel between Nelson and
The reader will remember that the
telegraph announced that Bull Nelson
had been killed in Louisville by Gen.
Jeff. C. Davis, of the Federal army.
The following paragraph probably ex
plains the origin of the quarrel :
ANOTHER UNE.-Gen.Jeff. C. Da
vis, of this State,hasbeen suspended
from his command by Gen. Nelson,
and ordered to report to Gen. Wright.
By a letter from Louisville we learn
tlhat the cause of of the removal was
rather less than no cause at all. Gen.
])avis reported to Gen. Nelson that
he had the brigade assigned to his
command, the citizens of Louisville,
ready for service, and desired to know
if he could get arms for them. "How
many men have you ?" asked Gener
al Nelson. "About 2,500." About
2.,500! About !! You a regular offi
cer, and report about the number of
men in your command. Don't you
know, sir, you should give the exact
number ?" "But, general," replied
Davis, "I didn't expect to get the
guns now ; I only wanted to learn if
I could get them, and where, andhav
ing learned that, T would ascertain the
exact number needed and then draw
them." "About 2,500 !" persisted
Nelson. "I suspend you from your
command, and order you to report to
Gen. Wright, and I've a d-d mind
to send you out of the city with a
provost guard." And so another In
diana general was suspended for no,
thing. It is pretty nearly time this
sort of thing was ended.-Indianap
A FREIGHT TRAIN CAPTURED BY
Gu':RRIaI.AS.-A special dispatch
from Cairo, to the Missouri Demo
crat October 3d, says:
I have just returned from Colum
bus, where I learned the following
particulars from Superintendant W.
Yesterday morning, a freight train
from Columbus to Corinth was fired
into five miles beyond Bethel sta
tion, and twenty miles from Corinth,
'They had cut the telegraph wire
and tore it down for some distance.
The section men saw the attack
and brought the report to Bethel.
The rebels were in considerable
force, and if they had torn up the
track before the arrival of the train,
it is no doubt captured; if they had
not, it probably escaped.
The train consisted of twenty cars
laden with commissary stores and
A force has gone down from Jack
son Bethel, and if tlhe rebels are still
there, a collision is incevitab~l.e.
Trains have arrived to day at Co
Ilumbus from Jackson, but nothing
has come from Corinth, and tele
graphic communication is cut sff.
Within tweuty-fourhours, the river
- Wt thmis Point. h'sA ri On I'~tmn mncle:.