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Published on Tuesday and Friday.
EDITOR AND kROPW;TOM.
Our A gts :r
Mir. N. SELU.MAN.... ....Shreveport.
Mr. J. H. LuF'ro, ........ Bellevue.
Mr. 11. C. CLAL&AE, .... Vicksburg.
Mr. U. D. O'BRIEN,.. . New Orleans.
Mr. JOHN W. TAsta,. . Natchitoches.
Dr. W.. S. DONALDSUN,. ... M&auield.
F. B. BAILEY....Huntsvilll, ''rxas.
FRIDAY,.... OCTOBER 17, IS62.
WVhen subscribers see a Red
pencil mnark on their paper, it sig
nifes that the tixme paid fobl half.
Expired, and the paper stopped.
Persons desirous of purchasing city
property, would do well to see the ad
vertisement of A,B. Levisee, Esq. in
to-day's paper,
Who wants barrels? A. Schaff
ner advertises a lot of different kinds
ot this requisite. Give him a call.
We are under many obligations to
different unknown g.ntlemen for po
litely loaning us papers.
These are times everybody should
have a Confederate Note Counterfeit
Detector. We have yet a supply on
hand.
The Alta Californian of August
24th has this paragraph, which dem
onstrates conclusively that the world
moves :
The telegraph worked bravely
last. night. Our latest dispatches
are dated Washington and New York
at 12 o'clock, midnight. They reach
ed us 10 P. M., two hours, in fact, be
fore they were transmitted.
- --o
Runaway.
While sitting at the Recorder's of
fice iia the Court House, the other
day, a young man from the country
walked in and seated himself, the po
lite Recorder, Mr. P. demanded his
business, "I want a certificate, a li
c'onse, to be married, and demand it
as a right," was the reply. He was
in the wrong shop; however, several
gentlemen present, volunteered to
find the (Hlerk, others went in pursuit
of the Squire ; both being hurried to
the spot speedily made one out of two
to the amusement of the witnesses. It
was a runaway match, and the loving
couple only traveled "sixty" miles to
have the knot tied. We could say
more, but space forbids. The last
we saw of the dear ones, they were
on their horses smilingly wending
their way up Texas street. "Go ye
and do likewise."
Dr. S. Hinson contemplates leav
ing for the War next month, and
wishes all persons indebted to him
to come forward and pay, as he will
require the money to support his
family.
EARTHQUAKE AT MEMMPHIS.-The
Memphis Bulletin of the 1st inst.has
the following :
We omitted to state yesterday,
that at about twenty minutes past 8
o'clock on Sunday morning, we were
visited by a smart shock of an earth
quake. The first movement was the
greatest. The house in which we
were sitting at the time felt as if hear
ed up from below. This was succeed
ed by a number of regular vibrations.
A very few seconds of intermission
occiurred, and then came the return
shock, consisting again of regular,
distinct, powerful vibrations. The
bed curtains in the chamber wereput
in motion ; in the lower rooms, the
glasses and other small articles in
gled on the shelves and tables. Per
sans who wereoutof doors at the time
state that the shock [was preceded
by a rumbling noise, which some mis
took for distant thunder. The dura
tion was fully one minute. We have
had two previous shocks of earthquake
within the last two years, but neither
of 'em were so powerral as the shock
of Sunday.
A Wordt to ttbWeFple. "
It is evident that our enemies, the
Federals, are fully determined to
overrun our country, and lay waste
everything that comes in tdiir way,
Let Us then, as a sensible people, be
prepared for any and all emergencies
and not console ourselves with the
thought that there is ample time for
preparation, for there is not. Every
moment lost will prove to our disad
vantage and discomfiture. Our peo
pie for the past few months have,
been talking much and doing little,
while a vast deal of labor is before
us. As we stated in a previous ar
ticle, we firmnly believe that the ene
my will visit Shreveport, for the
purpose, probably, of cutting off the
transportation of troops and provis
ion from our gallant sister State,
Texas, whose resorces are now coin
ing to light. Already have the Fed
erals put their feet upon the gulf
shore of 'l'exas, and ere long they
will venture into the interior, on their
errand of devastation, with what re
suttlts we fear predicting.
Our brave soldiers in the field need
clothing, this they must hare, and
should our fears be realized, how are
we to meet these just demands from
our friends battling for us, and their
country? 'T'hese ate questions ,wt
vast moment, and we trust will l.
so regarded by every person who
may chance to see these lines. Fel
low countrrymen, if there ever was a
time for immediate action, this is it.
Be on the alert, and also look sharp
to the contrabands watch their ev ry
manuo uvre, and be always prepared.
VWe are no alarmist, and pen these
our honest thoughts, with the belief
that they may he of benefit in some
manner. Let us offer up to the Al
mighty our prayers like a people
possessed of faith, and we will be
heard.
Thie weather is very pieasant.
PLUNDERING G(ENEtAL TAYLOR'S
PLANTATION.--T he Vermont War ch
man and State Journal contains a
letter from a soldier in the Vermont
8th, dated Camp Allemande, August
29th, in which property of Getneral
Richard Taylor, a son of General
Taylor (by whom it was bequathed
to him), was confiscated, the son be
ing. now in the rebel army. The
slaves, one hundred and fifty in num
ber, were all declared emancipated,
while the plantation was plundered
by the Union soldiers. The writer
says :
It is one of the most splendid plan
tations that I ever saw. There are
on it 700 acres of sugar cane which
must rot upon the ground if the gov
ernment does not harvest it. I wish
you could have seen the soldiers
plunder this plantation. After the
stock was driven off the boys began
by ordering the slaves to bring out
everything that was good to eat and
drink. They brought out hundreds
of bottles of wine, eggs, preserved
figs and peaches, turkeys, chickens,
and honey in any quantity.
I brought away a large campkettle
and frying-pan that belonged to Gen
Taylor, and many of his private pa
pers. I have one lettte.r of his own
hand writing, and many from Secre
tary Marcy-some from General
Scott, and some from the traitor
Floyd. I brought to camp four bot
ties of claret wine. Lieut. -
brought away half a barrel of the
best syrup from the sugar house, and
a large ogn of honey.
The camp-kettle and pan I intend
to send home. They are made of
heavy tin, covered with copper. I
think I will send the private papers
home by mail. * *
You and every one may be thank
ful that you are out of the reach el
plundering armies. Here are whole
families of women and children run
ning in the woods-plantations de
sorted-nothing left but slaves too
old to run away-all kinds of the
best mahogany furniture broken and
destroyed. Nothing is respected.
From tim WatsLiagtan Stur Sept. 30. J
Last. pight extensive military
mOev re evidently commenc- I
ed.i ity, one bod7 of quite I
tdi*thouiand troops taking up a
the irno of march: is one direction, a
and another body in d different one.e
it does not become us to intimate t
their respective destinations, and we
state the fact of their movement only I
to the end of letting the impatient i
public know that the troops in this
vicinity are by no means idle.
Our impressions are that our friends t
of the Baltimore American are in er- 1
ror in their statement this morning t
that Gen. Sumner occupies Charles
town, eight miles out from IIarper's
Ferry. (On Saturday his advance t
was camped on the heights, halfway t
between Charlestown and hlarper's t
F'erry, while the former point was held I
by t we brigades ofrebel tutint ry (from I
Louisiana and North Carolina). the ¬
Gtlh Virginia cavalry, antd the 1st Ala
rvland battery. Geu. Sumner'spick
ets, however, then held the ground
to within about two miles of Charles
town. Gen. Green's corps hold the I
Loudon Htights, which are on our left
in Virginia.
1i,.reulean efforts are heing made .
to prepare for crossing our entire ar
miy over, it seems to us the energy
w ith which Gien. Mct'lellan's energies r
and constructiol corps are pireluriug
facilities of communication with his
base of supplies in the rear, in the.
shape of building a pontoon bridge
over the river and repairing the su
perstructure of the railroad bridge
there. The former should have been t
massable last evening, and we trust
the latter will be this or to-morrow t
evening. T'husiit is evident that Gen.
McClellan does not despise such nec
essary precautions as the due dektnse
of his rear, neglect of which, uniher
the inspiration of the never-to-b.e-fbr
gotten Pope, led l:ot long since to r.e
sults so disastrous. The busy labor
of a portion of the alms ill the conl- -
:ruct ion of tlihese works doubt hle.s
gives rise to thie now general belief 1
that most of McClellan's arimyv will
soon be in Virginia.
Dese.rters and prisoners continue
to assert that Lee is strongly fortify
ing W'inche'ster, which does not st rike
us as being probable, in view of its
great distance from the base of sup
plies. r
It is very generally believed here c
that Jeff. Davis is about to send 50,- -
0(10 of his best troops on a forced c
march over the mountains to Wh,.el
ing, in hopes of being able to take
that city and destroy the government I
arsenal, etc., near Pittsburgh, and 1
then to take Cincinnati and cro-s over t
into liKntucky and form a junction j
with Bragg and Kirby Smith, all be
fore our troops, that are really sol- f
diers, can be placed in position to in- 8
terfi-re with any portion of this pro
posed striking enterprise. It is ar- I
gued that the rebel coiituanders be
lieve that militia hastily a:sembled, 1
even to the number of 200,000, will
prove no obstacle whatever to the a
movements of such a body of veteran
rebel troops ; that they surely calcu- t
late on being able to seize sufficient
steamers to transport an army of fifty I
thousand whither they cboose on the
Ohio, and that the fall rainswill soon I
place the river in fine boating order, t
according to the rebel programme- t
which first canme hither in whispers t
of Richmond gossip. Whenever Mc
Clellau crosses in large force in Vir- I
ginia, the balance of the rebel army is
to fall back on Richmond as soon as
possible, and there garrisoning itsde- I
ftnuses, now claimed to be stronger S
than those around this city, to await<
the approach of our army by any
route its commander nmay select to 1
march. An important feature of this
alleged rebel programme is for their
force in Kentucky, immediately after I
its combination, to sweep the State I
bare of its every horse, hog, or heard
of cattle within its reach, drivingthem
south before them, and having thus
obtained such means of prolonging
the contest (procurable nowhere else
within their reach), to take post in
Southern Tennessee and North Ala
bama and Mississippi, leaving our ar
mies to follow for a winter's campaign
at their usual leisure.
If we are not greatly mistaken our I
authorities here have already taken
occasion to interfere before hiand withL
thi realljatfd of this grand scheme
of surprise and virtual conquest, by
sending to exposed points sufficient
y veteran troops to hold any such rebel
- flying fote i cn until. thepta y
be o ·iod h' an overwhelminng r
p my o t ie al irs. jWepy
t, also add I f I*ventu s any h
c. division of army, so watched are
e the possible lnes of his march west
e ward that the fact will become known
y here almost instantly- certainly in
it time to enable Gens. McUlellan and
Slleintzelmnan-the former by purmu
ing and the latter by intercepting
a them-to make short work of the re
bel army proposing to seek refuge
g under the shadow of the fortifications
around Richmond.
s Thl' movement of the Confederates
e down the Ohio river(supposing them
y to be possibly successful in reaching
s that stream), as it must neceisarilly
i be performed in unarmed boats, would
n leave them quite at the mercy of our
e gunboats moving up to meet them.
Minnesota Matters.
The following letter, dated St,
e Paul, 16 September, is taken from
Pittsburgh Dispatch :
Major Gen Pope, late in command
e of the army of Virginia, reached our
city yesterday evening. Cannon,
Y music, and the usual appendages
S necessary to an impromptu ovation
heralded his landing. His suite,
consisting of three colonels, a major,
several captains, and last, not least,
Sa general, took lodgings at the Inter
national hotel. As a consequence,
shoulder straps are quoted above par
a to-day.
t Almost everybody now feels cer
tain our Indian troubles will he al
laved as by magic. What ex-Gov.
Sible,.v r thasfailed to do as colonel and
Sconuim:ndcr-in-chief of the expedition
r against the Sieux. Major Gen P'ope,
-aided by suite., must certainly ac
c,,mplishl, and I. ftrr one, do not
r doubt that as e-oon as llole-in-the
1)na. the great Chippewa Chief, who
as is now, as many of our prominenut
I, olitiintls have been, and still are,
1 en t h, f,.nce, i. ei. either for or against
law and order, will at once junmp
C down on the side of uncle Abraham.
Well, I amnong ,others, sincerely
' hope and wish that General P'ope
a;iv have better success than he had
in the State that has produced so
many ]'re.sid,.nts, and that he may
e capture as manty hundred red skin
devils as he has been reported to
d capture thousands of rebels. Let us
-wait and see.
We, of St. Paul, are highly jubi
t lant. We have one major general,
l United States army, one other gen
r eral, three additional colonels, a ma.
1 jor, and several additional captains,
.,f which last we possessed an almost
fabulous number. The country is
safe.
The late raid upon our frontier has
been a fearful one. Not less than
six hundred and perhaps a thousand
lires have been lost. The barba i
1 ties inflicted upon persons of all sizes
e and sex can only be appreciated by
a searchiig for and reading similar at
trocities pcrpetrated almost a century
,t past. Disemboweling, chopping off
v hands. limbs and heads, nailing in
e fants to doors and trees, outraging
n women, ripping out infants from
, their mothers' wombs, and casting
- them away before the agonized mo
s thers, were of frequent occurrence.
You cannot imagine the desolation
now existing, where, two months ago
peace, happiness and plenty reigned.
Svery vacant building in our midst is
.filled with bereaved fathers, mothers
r and orphans. Our State officials,
t corporate bodies, and citizens have
y done, and are now doing, all that can
o be done for the relief ot all unfortu
s nates, but who will compensate the
r wife for her murdered husband, the
r mother for her butchered children, or
e the orphan left alone at a tender
dage.
S The Louisville Journal says Gen.
Jeff. C. Davis will be tried immedi
Sately by court martial for the killing
a of Gen.- Nelson. The Journal says
i- there are so many versions of the late
Stragedy that the facts can only be
known after a full investigation.
r The Federal papers state that the
n Confederate force in Southwestern
i Missouri nnmbers 40,000.
Address of the Governrrs to the
President.
,dreto Pe Preideal of the United
Adopted ad o meeting of the
ofhMe Loyal Stares, to
-s=ak 4ntp for sthe llore Ac
iee i* rt of the Gor'ernment,
held at Attoona, Pennsylvania,
September 25th, 1862.
WaSHINGTON, October 2nd.
After nearly one year and a half
spent in contest with an armed and
gigantic rebellion against the natiot:
al government of the United States,
the duty and purpose of the loyal
States' people continue, and must al
ways remain as they were at its
origin, viz: to restore and perpetuate
the authority of this government, and
the life of the nation, no matter what
consequences are involved in our fi
delity. Nevertheless, this work of
restoring the republic, preserving the
institution of Democratic liberty.
and justifying the hopes and toils of
our favors, shall not fail to be per
formed; and we pledge, without
hesitation, to the President of the
United States, the most loyal and
cordial support, hereafter as hereto
fore, in the exercise of the functions
of his great office. We recognize in
him the Chief Executive Magistrate
of the nation, the commander-in-chief
of the army and navy of the United
States, their responsible and consti
tutional head, whose rightful author
ity and power, as well as the consti
tutioal! power of Congress, must be
vigorously and religiously guarded
and preserved, as the condition, on
which alone our form of' Government
and the constitutional rights and
liberties of the people themselves can
he saved from the wreck of anarchy
or from the gulf of despotism. In
submission to the laws which may
have been, or which may be duly
enacted, and to the lawful orders of
the President co-operating always in
our spheres with the national govern
ment, we mean to continut' in the
most rigor exercise of all our lawful
and proper powers, contending against
treason, rebellion, and the public er
emi-.s, and whether in public life, ,or
in the private station, supporting the
a'ms of the Union until its cause
shall conquer, until final vic'o y
shall perch upon its standard, or the
rebel foe shall yield a dutiful, right
ftl submission; and impressed with
the conviction that an army of re
serve ought, until the war shall end,
to he constantly kept on foot. to be
raised, armed, equtipetl and trained at
home, and readv for emenrgincies-we
ask the President to call for such
a force of volunteers for one year's
service, of not less than 100,000 in
the aggregate, the quota of each
State to be raised after it shall have
filled its quotas of the requisitions
already made for volunteers and for
militia. We believe that this wil be
a measure of military prudence,
while it would greatly promote the
military education of the people.
We hail with heartfelt gratitude
and encouraging hope the proclama
tion of the President, issued on the
22d of September, declaring emanci
pated from their bondage all persons
held to service or labor as slaves, in
the rebel States whose rebellion shall
last until the first day of January.
Pennsylvanians Joiling the Con
federate Forces.
We are assured, upon the state
ment of of an officer of the Confeder
ate army who errived in this city
yesterday, and who left Frederick a
few days ago, that a company of
Pennsylvanians, firom Adams county
numbering one hundred and fifteen
men, arrived at Frederick last night,
and tendered their services to the
Confederate Government. 'The com
pany was regularly organized, with
its own officers, before they left
their own State, and declared that
they were unwilling to stay at home
to be drafted into the abolition ser
vice.-Richmond Dispatch.
It is stated as a noteworthy cir
camstance, that the Chippewas, who
were never before at war with the
whites, are now joined with their
deadliest enemies, the Sioux, in mak
ing war on old Abe. And, stillmore
strane, that the heretofore implaca
ble 6ommanches are at peace, for
the first time, with the whites of
Texas. Verily, thA South seems to
be uhielded.

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