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Number 47. SHREVEPORT, TUESDAY, OOTOBER 21, 1862. Old Serie_.Vol, __
THE SEMI-WEEKLY NEWS
It published every Tuesday and Iri
01ice, en Texas Street,
Above .Spr'iag, near /the Mayor's ofice.
TE sR. B:
Per Annum, (in Advance,) $5.00
8ix Months, 6 "* 2.50
Three " " " 1.50
Persons sending us remittances will be
good enough to send no other paper money
than Louisiana State or Confederate Notes,
Shreveport bills, and Texas Treasury War
rants. Other money sent will be returned.
L 'WVEELY-$*3. Weekly and Semi
WVeekly to one adhress. $7 per year.
J. E. PIELI'S. J. V. VAUGERS
Phelps & Rogers,
Grocers &Commission Merchants
Cor. Conmuierce and Crocket sts..
I` One door ablove A. M. Hlull & Co',.
Keep cont-tantly on hand a large as
sortmeut of Staple and Fancy Gro
Advances made oni consignments to
our friends in New ()rleans. n18dly
.1. .. Simpson. G. M. Calhoun.
Simampson & Calhoun,
\IIREHOUSE & COMMISSION
AIEtIIIA N TS,
Recewing and For1warding 4Agents,
RIt EVCP-" it l'. LA.
Having leased tihe pIpuIlar and commo
dious Warehous.e tf .M:.-.. IIoward, Tally
: 1:o., and having had long experience in
bustiess. we Iholz to receiv.e a s'Ntl;e ,of the
public patronage. andl plege ourselv.'s to
do all in our power Io ci'c entire ~ltr -
tnon in all business 'ui:usted tc ouL r care.
All ?we ask is a trial. Oo9.
TI'OMAIS It JONSES.
Hardware, Iron, Castings,
lllerhanics' S Machinists' T'ols, 4r.
Castings of all kinds constantly on
hand or made to order. nl-y-d
Office of Dr. Leslie-At
the late Court House. Ma~rket street, oppo
site the l'reshyteiian Church. juull-'61
SMIITIIH 4. LE WIi,.
Drugs, Prints. Oils, Tarnishes vr
SIcG;. ,F TH'r GCiLDEN :ORTAR,
Shreveport, Texas St.
AND DEALER IN
FIlE WIIATCS. JiWELIY, AND
W7' Between Spring and Market, J3
Watches and Jewelry Repaired
and Warranted. nl-ly
Texas Stage & Livery Stable.
On Mlilam St. opposite tLa Varan
HE proprietor has been to great
Sexpense to make this the most
desirable Stable in the city, it is con
vesient to the Steam boat landing.
Horses will be boarded by the day,
week or month, on the most reasona
ble terms. Persona visiting Shreve
port or going to New Orleans, by
leaving their horses at this establishb
ment, can rest assured that they will
be well attended to. Only give him
a call and satisfy yourselves.
no 39-ly. A. KIMBLE,
THE undersigned will purchase a few
thousand dollars in Confederate bonds
if offered immediiately.
septl2-tf JO',S IRBEO..
7t[EI want 30 or 40 GUNSMITHS im
mediately, to fill a Oovernmuet con
tract for the State of Texia, for6,000 guns
--to workin the
New Guvs Factory
of Short, Biscoe & Co., Tyler. Texsm. The
most liberal wages will be paid for good
aug26-2m SHORT, BISCOE & CO.
BY v"rtue of authority vested in me, I
iL have appointed the following named
persons, to receive cotton subscribed to the
"produce loan," and to purchase and receive
cotton for accountof the Government, in cx
canfor its 8 per cent. Bonds: Mr. J.
C. E er of Shreveport for the Parishes of
Caddo and Bossier; Mr. Jas. W. Howard.
of Mansfield, for the Parish of DeSoto.
Shreveport, sept. 2, '62-lm Agent C. S.
Southwestern, Caddo Gazette and Bossier
Banner please copy.
0Oae of Chief Engineer,
Southern PacitcLt. R.Company.
Marsad-, Tema, Sept. 30, 1862.
SEALED proposele will be received. at
S this offie, until the 16th of October
next, for cross-ties delivered on the line of
railroad between Jonesville. Texas, and
Shreveport, La. And for the laying of
Track, on the portion of the road unfin
isbed, between the same points, (about 22
miles) sealed proposals will be received,
until be 3oth of October next. Specifica
tions sor cross-tim and track laying can be
seen at this office. E. A. BLANCH,.
Chief Engineer Siouthern Paciffic R. R. Co.
The Southwestern will please copy.
IRANAVWAY from the undersigned,
on the 4th inst., in the neighboihood
of Kingston. De Soto Parish,
St E'ILINO, a nulatto man, aged about
48 years: about five feet eight inches high ;
weighs about 200 pounds; slow spoken :
is bytrade a Blacksmith. For the pasts years
he hlas been working at his trade at Keachi.
La. We will give $50 for his apprehonsion
and delivery to us, or $25, if lodged in jail
where we can get him.
E. & B. JACOBS,
Oct. 10-tf Shreveport. La.
4 0 O REWARD offered for
S the apprehension of four
negre 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
coats. two pr. pautaloons and shirt; had on
soft felt hut when he left.
CJIARLES. mulatto, aged about 40 years.
about five feet nine or ten inches high,
stout built, weighs about 1801bs. Black
smith by trade-intelligent.
LUD, dark, about 55 years old (perhaps
more), stout built-stoops-weighs about
140, shrewd and cunning.
SAM. about "3 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 Ceo I. Pitts; Charles
and Lud to Lanzelot Phillips; and Sam to
Thos. 1). Carruth-all living near Mans
tield, )ceSoto Parish, La.
octl4-tf OEO. I. PITTS.
Louisiana Democrat and Ouatchita Reg
ister copy and send bills to Lewis Philips,
To be Sold Without Delay,
A LARGE QUANTITY OF DRUGS,
SUCII AS Magnesia, Sulphate
Rhubarb in powder and whole,
Morphine, eight flagons,
Quinine, 100 ounces,
Crusers of all kinds,
Mortars, china and marble,
At the French Pharmary of
Da. L. PAULIN,
St. Denis street,
octl4-2t-ooi Natchitoches, La.
O HALF BARRELS (15
1. gallons) iron bound F
$4 each. NNW
n Whsole Swels, iron bound, a- 5
seh. Mm * ohad well seasoned stock
for making 600Pork or Beef Barrels,
1500 flour or Sugar "
1000 4 " .... "
And is fully prepared to contract to make
up the same at the shortest notice. The
attention of purchasers I* celled to the
The work flly guarantied.
,hrreporit Olober 17- tf
AT JONES' FOUNURY, Bar Iron,
Cast and Blister Steel, Hardware, Cut
lery, Tools, Files, &c., Copperas, Alum,
Saltpetre, &c. Sept. 16-tf.
IMPROVED Real Estate in the
city of Shreveport. Inquire of,
A. B. LEVISEE.
T HE creditors of the succession of C. C.
Neal, deceased, are notified to present
their claims to A. B. Levissee. my attorney
in all matters of said succession.
The debtors of said succession are also no
tified to come forward and pay up without
delay. JOSEPHINE W. SETH,
oct21 -4t Administratrix.
g St. Joseph's College.
I T is the firm purpose of the Directors of
' the College, regardless of ail difficulties,
to maintain at Natchitoches an Institution
worthy of the confidence of fauilies and in
which the youth of the Diocese may be
trained to letters and piety to respectful
obedience and a courageous performance of
With a view of affording greater facilities
to parents, the terms will remain as form
erly, and the produce of the country will
be received in payment of dues to the Col
Parents will please, when possible, sup
ply their children with stationery. It is
very desirable that all the Students should
be present at the commencement of the
T IERMS FOR BOARDIERTS
Entrance Fee-................. $10 00
Collegiate Session-....-.......$160 00
Washing and Linen Mending.. $25 00
Care of clothing when washing
is done elsewhere............ $5 00
Books standing, medical expenses, mus
ic. etc. torn extia charges
·OR 1ET-ALF BOARDER-)I
Per Seseijn.................$100 00
TEI;MS FOR DAY-SeCOLAitS.
Per Session.-.... ........... $50 00
Payment to be made semi-anually in
The next session will commence on the
second day of October. LEVEZOUET,
October 21-:lnm-e-o-i President.
State of Louisiana, Parish of Caddo
-10th Judicial District Court.
N OTICE is hereby given that Asa Odom
has this day filed in the Clerk's office
his Petition, praying to be appointed Ad
ministrator of the Succession of ). J. Odom
deceased, and if opposition be not made
thereto within ten days, his prayer will be
Given at office this 18th day ofOctober,
A. D. 186ti. A. L. MERSHON.
oct21-2t - Deputy Clerk.
Strayed or Stolen.
FROM the Pasture of the subscriber 2.
miles from Shreveport on the night of the
17th inst.. SEVEN MUILES: six of w'hich
are branded 65 on the left shoulder. One
a black mare mule three years old, one a
bay mare mule, three years old;: one sorrel
horse mule, three years old: one dark iron
gray mare mule; one black horse mule and
one clay-bank horse mule, all of the same
age; one old mule with a slit in one ear
and has but one eye-this mule does not
belong to me. Said mules were purchased
of Carter's Brigade, and may be making
their wayto Texas.
A liberal reward will be paid for their
confinement or delivery to me at Shreveport
La. Any information of said mules will
be thankfully recceived. Address
octfl-tf A. W. MARSHALL.
FOR SALEbor EXCHiGE for real estate,
a likely negro man. Inquire at this
O1Bce Semi-Weekly News,)
Tuesday, October 21, 1862. )
Richmond Oct. 14.-Northern pa
pers of the 11th have been received,
from which we learn that Gen Stuart
with 3000 cavalry crossed the Poto
mac at Hancock some few days ago,
marching rapidly northward into
Pennsylvania, and captured Mecers
burg, St. Thomas and Chambersburg.
The raid had occasioned much excite
ment in Pennsylvania. The lat. st
dispatches state that no troops are
needed from Philadelphia, as the reb
els are reported to be falling back.
Dispatches of the 10th from Louis
ville to the N. Y. Herald, claims a
signal and decisive union victory at
Perryville, other dispatches -bf the
same date say that the reports favor
able the Union side can be traced to
no authentic source.
Chattanooga, Oct. 14.-A gentle
man through from Franklin Ky. says
that he read the Louisville Journal of
the 10th which contaiped the follow
ing : "A battle occurred at Perry
ville yesterday. over which Kentupky
will mourn for many years."
The Federal loss was 25,000 in
killed, wounded and missing. Pren
tice says it was a drawn battle. An
other man a paroled soldier, just ar
rived at Murfreeborough from Ky.,
says the battle commenced on Wed
nesday 8th inst, which day he was
taken, and that our forces fell back
six miles through the valley, planting
artillery on both sides, and the fight
was renewed on Thursday morning
our army mowing the enemy down.
The slaughter was represented as ar
Mobile 15th-A special dispatch
dated Winchester, Oct 14th says
Gen Stuart crossed the Potomac
about Williamsport and dashed into
Pennsylvania. He passed through
Mercersburg, Chambersburg, Em
mettsburg, Liberty and Yattstown,
and reciossed at Whiteford below.
He cut off the enemy's communica
tion, destroyed many arms, and a
large amount of stores, and brought
away two thousand horses. No loss
to our side.
Richmond, Oct 16-Northern pa
pers of 11th contain Louisville dis
patches of 10th, which say that the
Federal Generals Jackson, Tyrrel,
Webster and Little were killed in
the battle at Perryville. One dis
patch says military exigencies de
mand suppression of details. We
have other information that Bragg
completely routed Buell at Perryville
driving him across the Kentucky
river. He was still pursuing him.
Chattanooga, Oct 16--The Louis
ville Journal of 11th says Jackson,
Terrell, and Webster were killed.
The Journal is very indignant at
some of their Generals, but claims to
have whipped Bragg.
Richmond Oct. 16 -The N. Y.
Herald of the 14th has been received
The first page is filled with an ac
count of an itmmense gathering ofthe
Democracy at the Cooper Institute.
Resolutions were adopted in favor of
prosecuting the war, but insisting on
the fulfillment by the Administration
of the pledge that the waris not wag
ed in any spirit of oppression or for
the purpose of overthrowing the es
tablished institutions of the States.
A dispatch from Gen Boyle, at
Louisville states that Gen. Cheatham
was killed in the battle on Wednes
day near Bardstown. The Union
forces held the field.
Knoxville, Oct. 16.-The fight in
Kentucky has been confirmed by the
arrival of two couriers who state that
the fight commenced at Perryville in
Boyle county, on Monday morning
on the 6th. Gen Hardee commanding
the left, Gen Buckner the centre, and
Gens Marshall and Morgan the right.
In the first days fight Hardee cap
fared 1500 prisoners with very heavy
slaughter to the enemy. On Tuesday
the fight was renewed with still great
er slaughter to the enemy and result
ing in Hardee captured 4000 and
Marshall and Morgan capturing 32,
00 prisoners. Thecnemy were driven
back 12 miles with tremendous
Our loss in the whole was very
They report that on Thursday and
Wednesday, Bragg and Hardee
fought the enemy at Perryville and
drove them back ten miles, taking
2000 prisoners and killing and woun
ding 15000, that the next day With
er's division engaged the enemy and
captured 9000 prisoners, and ou Fri
day Kirby Smith engaged them on
the right and beat them back cap
turing 600, kUlling Jackson and cap
turing Gen Tom Orittenden. The
enemy had 75,000 opposed to Bragg.
Mobile, Oct. 17th-Dispatches of
the 12, from Indianopolis to Chicago
Times say intense excitement pre
vail causedn by a dispatch from
Gen Boyle that Bragg' was in the
rear of Buell and marching on ~
isville. He urges Gov. Morton tpo
reinforce him, having but 2CO® troops
at Louisville. Also, that Buell had
been badly defeated. '
Tes SITUATION IN VxnoINA.--By
recent arrivals from our army beyond
SWinchester, we learn that its position.
has not been changed within the'past
week. It is still in the neighborhood
of Banker Hill. We hear of ne indi
cations of an attack by the enemy.,
It is the opinion in well informed cir-:
cles here that the enemy does not feel
himself in acondition to advance, and
that when the fight does Jtake place it
will be brought on by Gen. Lee. Had,
the enemy courted battle he would
have pushed rapidly forward after
crossing the Potomac,instead of loit
ering in the old fields about Martins
burg. As it is he appears to have re- 1
crossed into Virginia solely for ap.
pearance sake ; for effect upon the
populace of the North, and'the moral
effect upon his own army. Had, he
retreated after the battle of Sharps
burg, his army must have gone to
pieces without another blow from' te
Confederates. Retreat was- desttac
tion, and advance impossiblswhilst
our army confronted hi.. e W. left
him an open and unobt rood
and cross the Potomac t y
finds himself in the
tion of an invader,/who dreadls nd-it .
guarding against d:attack.
This being the awkwar . position .
of theirgreatest military chieftain.dad
his "army of. tried veterans," it is
more than probable the Northern gov
ernment will attempt some diversion--'
for his relief. We may expect to hear
within the coming week thatthey are
pushing columns of their new Ihi I6
towards Warrenton and 'Fredericks
burg, and perhaps massing troops at
Williamsburg and' Suffolk. Shoulda
they do this, andmakedemonMtratitus
from any or all of these points, the
fact should occasibn not a moment's
uneasiness in theminds of our eiti
zens. While Gen. Lee holdsMcClel
Ian's in the hollow of his hand,- the
authorities here are not idle or un
watchful. Any advaace towards o
Richmond of hordes of raw Yankee
militia is prepared for, and ..will be
more than promptly met and dispos
A rumor prevailed here yesterday
that the Yankees had reoccupied
Fredericksburg, buta gent!emafi who
left there Wednesday morning reporta s
that at the date of his departure ev
erything was quiet and there was no
appearance of an enemy.
It was known here by the War
Department on Wednesday that there
were one hundred and fifty transports
at Washington City, which it was
supposed were to be usedin'trantport
ing troops to Acquia creek or some
other point in Virginia. This, no
doubt, was the origin of the report.
But it comes to us on pretty good au
thority that several transports have
made their appearance at Acquia
creek, on Wednesday. During Satur
day and Sunday detached parties of
Yankees were engaged in blowiagup
and levelling our old fortifications at
Evansport and other points along the
Potomac. The explosions consequent
upon the work were heard by the
country people at considerable dis
tances, and led to the report in Fred
ericksburg that some of our batteries
were endeavoring to obstruct the pas
sage ofthe Potomac.-Richmond Ex
The Tuscaloosa Observer says a
very rich copperas ore has been dis
covered a few miles from that city.
Alittle more than a pound sad a
quartei in the crude state is said to
be equal in strength to a pound of
A good boy of lndustrioa habits.
wishing to learn the Pridti busi
ness, is wanted at thi. efties.. He
must be able to read and spell