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JNO. DIC KINSON,
ediato,.na Prwopel tor.
Tuesday, - - April 16th, 1861.
J ob Work must be paid for on de
Mr. D. D. O'BRIE, No. 6, Exchange
Place, New Orleans, is our authorized
Agent for that city.
Those friendly to our undertaking, who
may hear of any local, or other items, that
will prove of interest to our readers, will
favor us by handing in the same at the office
of the News.
We will be pleased to receive contribu
tions from our friends, in and around Shreve
port. An occasional article from our planters,
relative to the crops, will be very acceptable.
In fact, we desire correspondence from
every section of the States.
Personal articles will not be published,
either as communications or advertisements.
:' Postmasters are requseued to
act asagents for the Nlewa, and re
tai teuper cetfromamount forawarded.
The steamer Lecomte, captain With
enbury, on her upward trip we under
stand, sunk a few days since in the
neighborhood of Campte. The boat
is a total wreck. So far as known, no
lives were lost.
Captain Johnson, of the steamer
Louis D'Or, has generously tendered
to our volunteer companies free pas
sage to New Orleans, she will leave
Capt. W. R. Shivers, of the Caddo
Rifles, has received an order from
Governor Moore for his company, and
Capt. Shivers has forwarded letters to
the Lieutenants and Orderly Sergeant
for recruiting 100 men, to leave on
Wednesday or Thursday, 17th or
18th inst., for the term of 12 months,
unless sooner discharged.
We forgot to mention in our first
number that there is now running
from here to Monroe, a daily line of
coaches, in connection with the rail
road. The fare to Vicksburg by this
route is $17; the time is 36 hours.
We were visited by quite a heavy
rain on Sunday night. The weather
yesterday was damp and cold; thea
river is on a stand.
The late News.
Our city was thrown into consid- (
erable excitement on last Saturday,
on receipt of the intelligence relative b
to the commencement of war on the
part of the present Administration, p
upon the South, our gallant military E
spirits, showed themselves ready to d
raise arms in behalf of the independ- d
ence of their soil from the contami- a
nating rule of Black Republicanism. bI
'The Caddo Greys made their appear- b
ance in the street, and'marched to the e
Gaiety Theater, where they endeav- e
ored to enroll new members. The a:
Caddo Rifles turned out in the even- is
ing, and while firing the cannon, as al
stated elsewhere, one of their number ei
was seriously injured. m
The appearance of our town is dull; tl
all that is thought or spoken of, is
war; the bands of music for the past
few days have been parading the -
streets, issuing forth marshal music. C
THE TABLEs T'UaNo.--Before the pa
election manufactoring nabobs of
Philadelphia discharged all their m
workmen that refused to vote for Lin- m
coln, and now they areamusingthem- co
:ilves by turning out of employment be
all who did vote for him. G0
In the town of Concord, Mass., ac- lai
cording to the recent census returns, no
:here are annually manufactured 100, lii
000 pails and 75,000 tubs, worth $94, ex
000; 2,900 gross of pencils, worth as
$4,000- 2,000 packs of gold leaf; is
On yesterday morning, pursuant to
public notice, a meeting of the Caddo
Greys and Caddo Rifles was held
at the Gaiety Theater, for the pur
pose of affording all a chance of en
listing who might feel so disposed.
The meeting was called to order
by J. S. Flournoy, Esq., who was
,e appointed Chairman. After which
Mr. F. delivered a short pithy address.
o Loud calls were then made for Messrs.
Austin, Hodge, Battle and Landrum.
ce Hon. Jno. Landrum, having taken the
stand, proceeded to address the assem
ou- blage, in a discourse, second to none
r that it has been our good fortune to
le. hear. He stated that the call for
mm volunteers, by the President of our
d confederacy, in his opinion was, "for
ta. a peace conference" that "President
SDavis wished to let Lincoln know
to that we are prepared." Mr. L's re
marks were to the point, and the ef
fect was depictedon the countenances
[. of all. He ended amid immense
r- cheers, by stating that "it is no time
1e to make speeches; it is the hour for
it action. Mr. Austin being then called
Lo for, arose, and in an easy, graceful I
manner made his bow to the audience. I
Every word uttered by him seemed 1
r to have an electric effect upon his I
d hearers, he stated that he had always 1
" been in favor of the Union; that he
e did battle against secession ; but now, I
as every true patriot should, he had 1
taken the opposite ground, and that F
his voice was in favor of the South- .
, ern Confederacy, and as her lot was
Scast, so was his.
d Mr. L. D. Marks, one of the officers t
p of the Greys, was then called to the r
t stand, amidst great cheering. He I
R spoke as a soldier; told the members 4
r of the respective companies what they
were to expect; .how they should feel, I
and how he felt; on the eve of their ,
departure from our city. His re
r marks were stirring, and different t
I from most of orators, he exhibited a
the dark side of the picture to the
gaze of his auditory, in its poorest i
aspect, and ended by calling upon all a
patriotic men, to sign the list ofeither t
A. Boarman, Esq. next took the stand i,
amidst great applauding, and pro- i
ceeded to address the people, in quite
an interesting speech.
Next followed Messrs. Pollock,
Newton, E. Wright, Sewell and
Capt. Beard of the Greys. t
The morning's proceedings ended u
by reading the following pledge:
Whereas, the war so long contem
plated, between the Northern and
Southern States has, at last, com
menced; and as it is the imperative 0o
duty of all true Southern men, who tl
can possibly do so, to rally immedi.
ately to the defense of their native
land. We, the undersigned mem- w
bers of the Caddo Rifles, hereby a
agree and bind ourselves to go where- u
ever and whenever, our services are
required by the Confederate States; il
and it is our wish that our Captain w
should tender our services immedi- di
ately to the government of the South- in
ern States, and that the company so
soon as it shall have obtained sixty C
men or more depart instantly for ~m
the seat of war. at
COTTON AND COPFPIxB IN HAVANA. at
-The following paragraph, from the ta
Cuban Messenger, intimates an im- th
portant commercial movement on the di
part of the Spanish government I
In our issue of the 17th inst., we th
mentioned the fact that the subject of fidt
making this port a general depot for of
cotton from the United States, had
been taken into consideration by the
Government at Madrid, and that it so
would shortly be decided upon. The so
latest news from the Peninsula seems gr
not only to coroborate that fact, but wi
likewise to make the concession more
extensive than it was at first reported,
as it appears that the same privilege m
is to be extended to foreign c3ffee, no
The paper~ and correspondence we by
have read on the subject set forth that
cotton is to be imported and exported
to free of duty; but it is more reasona
io ble to suppose that it will be admitted
Id in bond, 1ike all other merchandise in
transitu that is deposited in our bond
ir- ed warehouses, viz: two per cent. of
n- their valuatibn when taken for reex
portation. If even this small duty
or was altogether taken off, it would tend
considerably more to attain the object
in view. In regard to coffee from for
:l eign countries, the news is explicit on
is. that point, and that it will be admitted
rs. with the two per cent. duty on its valu
e. ation of eight cents per Ib, to be charg
ed one per cent. for entry and one per
Scent for outward duty, equal to six
-' teen cents on the hundred poundL.
to APPOINTMENTS BY THE CONFEDE
Dr RATE GOVERNMENT.-We are relii
ir bly informed says the Delta, that no
)r other military appointments will be
,t made by the Confederate Govern
W ment for the next two weeks.
B The Navy appointments will not,
f in all probability, be made until af
a ter the session of Congress, which
e commences on the second Monday in
e May next. These appointments will
ir doubtless be made next fall.
d The diplomatic appointments will
al not be made until after the recogni
tion by European and other foreign
d powers of the Confederate Govern
s ment, which will be about next win
e We are informed that no changes,
save in important cases, will take
I place in our Custom House until
t sometime during the session of Con
s It is stated that active proceedings
are being made by Mr. Benjamin for
s the arrangement of the Judiciary
e nominations, which will not be an
d nounced prior to the meeting of Con
r We learn that W. H. H. Tison
, has received the appointmentbf Mar
r shal of Mississippi.
General W. T. Austin, of Galves
t ton, has been appointed Marshal of'
Judge William S. Oldham, who
has achieved fame both by sword
I and pen, and who is now the proprze
tor and editor of the Austin State
Gazette, has every likelihood of be- i
ing the Confederate State Senator
from Texas, so it is stated.
We have received the Weekly
Delta in exchange. Judge W. ac
cept our thanks for the same. By
the way Judge, why don't you send
us the Daily ?
- - o -
No place on the whole continent,
offers a better opening to enterprise, I
than the city of Shreveport; here,
we could establish a tannery, which I
would then, naturally be followed by
a shoe factory. A soap factory, we (
judge, would be a paying institution, I
in our midst. A candle factory r
would prove remunerative to any in- e
dustrious individual, who would
make a business of it. In fact we
could enumerate a hundred items of L
manufacture, which the consumption s
and trade of our young city, could P
just as well justify the manufacture of t
at home, as to send elsewhere to ob- t,
tain them. We are positive that v
there would be no difficulty found in E
disposing of such requisites, and fur
ther, what an immense sight of bene
fit it would be toward the prosperity b
of Shreveport. s
One of our citizens, we are told, is
so strongly in favor of a step of this
sort, that he offers several acres of
ground, gratis, to the individual who si
will embark in such an enterprise. h
We have a good foundry, and if we tl
mistake not, the proprietor, has had
no occasion to regret the effort made o]
by him. Let tkis be an example. al
at From an Extra of the Vicksburg
ed Whig; we get the following :
,d Affairs at Charleston.
d- THE WAR BEGUN!! !
of CHARLESTON April 12.--Gen.
x- Beauregard, at Charleston, on the
t 8th, dispatched to Mr. Walker, See
retary of War, that Lincoln notified
Ct Gov. Pickens and himself, that pro
visions would be sent to Fort Sum
n ter, peaceably or otherwise.
Mr. Walker, at Montgomery, on
U- the 10th responded by ordering Gen.
g" Beauregard to demand the evacua
er tion of the Fort, and if refused to
X" proceed to reduce it.
Gen. Beauregard; on the same day,
replied that the demand would be
made the next day at 12 o'clock.
S Mr. Walker, on the 10th, says to
)e Gen. Beauregard, that unless there
u- are special reasons connected with
your condition, it is considered pro
, per that you make the demand at an
f early hour.
Gen. Beauregard replied that the
ih reasons were special for twelve
n o'clock. He says the demand was
Il sent at 2 o'clock, and he was allowed
till 6 to answer.
Major Anderson replied that his
11 sense of honor and obligations to "his
i- government prevented his compliance.
n He added that probably he would
await the orders of the President, and
unless they were battered to pieces,
L they would be starved out in a few
3, Mr. Walker, on the 11th, then
I telegraphed to Gen. Beauregard that
li he did not desire needlessly to bom
bard Fort Sumter, and if Anderson
will state when he will evacuate, and
in the mean timn not use his guns
, against us, until we fire, you are
thus to avoid bloodshed. But if some
r thing equivalent to this is not agreed
upon, to reduce the fort in the most
- practicable manner.
- FOURTH DISPACTH.
Gen. Beauregard, on the 12th, tele
graphed to Mr. Walker that Anderson
would not consent. He adds that in
tercepted dispatches disclose that Mr.
Fox, who visited Anderson on pledge
- of pacific purposes, devised a plan to
Ssuipply Fort Sumter by force, and
this plan has been adopted by the
federal government ar.d is now in
progress of execution.
THE CANNONADING IS BEGUN !
CHARLESTON, April 12.-The bat
teries of Sullivan's Island, Morris
Island, and other points were opened
on Fort Sumter, at 4 o'clock this
morning. The Fort returned the
fire, and a brisk cannonading is being
There is no information from the
seaboard. The military are under
arms, and the whole population are
on the streets. The harbor is filled
with anxious spectators.
The firing continued all day. Two
of Fort Sumter's guns have been
silenced, and it is reported that a
breach has been made in the South.
east wall. No casuality ha yet hap
pened to any of the forces. Only
seven of the nineteen batteries have
opened fire on the Fort. The remain
der have been held ready for the ex
pected fleet. Two thousand men
reached the city this morning, and 4
embarked for Morris Island.
BALTIMORE, April 13.-The war
news was received here, but general
svmpaty with the government is ex- t
WaSmINGTON, April 13.-It is said I
the expedition to reinforce Fort Sum-I r
ter, was against Gen. Scott's advice, I
who urged the evacuation of Fort
Sumter and Pickens.
Charleston, April 13.-It was re.
ported last evening, that three U. S.
war vessels were off the harbor. The
bombardment, which for a while was
suspended, recommenced. A severe
stormandthe rough seamake all at- t
tempts at reinforcing the Fort imu
MfONTOOMERY, April 13.-An extra
session of the Provisional Congress
has been called, to meet on Monday, r
the 29th of April. a
We are informed by the telegraph 9
operator at Vicksburg, that the oper- 1
ator at the head of the main line, says'
g there is a rumor that a fight was going
on at Charleston, this (Saturday)
morning, between the U. S. war ves
L. sels and the South Carolina forts and,
that. Fort Sumter was on tie,. Tih,
agent of the associated press, who
makes up the news reports, has, how
ever, sent no such dispatch as yet.
` EDlIrol WVlaio.
(I AFFAIRS IN WASIxINGTON.-The
following dispatches are taken from
- the New York Herald of the 3d in
n TVashington, April 2.-I am able to
I. state on the authority of a Cabinet
L- officer, that the troops on board the
o Brooklyn are really intended for the
reinforcements of Fort Pickens, and
, that official advices received during
c the last forty-eight hours render it
all but certain that the order to land
them was carried out some days ago.
o Three companies of United States
e artillery, which have been stationed
I in this city, left here to day on
board the Pawnee, with sealed or
ders. Their destination is unknown.
Various conjectures and speculations
are afloat as to their object and pur
Every vessel of war that can pos
I sibly be spared from her present sta
tion has been ordered home. Orders
I have gone to the Charleston Navy
, Yard to put the United States war
steamer Minnesota in commission
1 Instructions were received yester
day morning from Washington to
Stransfer the crew of the Powhatan to
Norfolk. The men were placed on
the receiving ship, and immediately
prepared for their embarkation to the
South. This order was counterman
I ded at a later hour, and they were
again placed on the Powhatan, which
will be fitted out as quickly as pos
sible and proceed to sea on Friday.
Her destination is most probably to
the relief of Fort Pickens.
The store ship Release has receiv
ed her crew, and will sail without
delay, probably to the same destina
Attention has been turned to the
Wabash, which will be got in readi
ness and provisioned in order that
she may sail in about three weeks.
On account of the resignation of
officers unwilling to serve in the co
ercion service, much difficulty has
been experienced in having the ships
The Paymaster attached to the
Pawnee, G. W. Clark, has resigned.
His place has been filled by WV. O.
IP Anonymous communications
will, in no case, be published.
CANT THE SOUTH SUPPORTAGOV
ERN. ENT l-Eliphalet Case, in an
able communication to the Boston Post
fully answers this question, as follows:
Now, there is nothing that puzzles
the radical Republicans so much as
the difficulty the South will have, in
raising a revenue to carry on their gov
ernment. Did it ever occur to them
that ten per cent, on this one
article, of exportduty, would raise on
$250,000,000, 15,000,000, and that
this would not exceed one cent a pound
on the entire cotton crop ? Then sup
pose the south should conclude to tax
the products of the Northern States
ten per cent., and the shoes, hats and
other imports from the free States east
of the Alleghany mountains ten per
cent.,thiswould yield at least $25,
000,000, more. Then an import duty
on all other imports from all other
parts of the globe would make an in
come of 810,000,000, more--t60j000,
000, in all. The South is rich in all
the resources that go to make the
wealth andpower of great nations;
and can easily, within its present ter
ritory, support two hundred millions of
REAL ESTAT'E IN NEW YORK.-It
is said that real estate lias depreciated
so much in certain portions of New
York, that a mansion in Fifth Avenue
valued at 845,000, was sol,d g few
days ago, for 820,000, and one of the
most magnificZnut stores, recently erec
ted on Broadway, with the expectation
of being rented for from $35,000 to
$40,0ff0, will not command 815,000.
31ARINE LO) SSES FOR MARCH.-The
report of marine losses for the*past
mouth shows an aggregate of 68 yes
sels, 6twhich 12 were ships, 11 barks,
9 brigs, 35 schooners and one sloop.
The total value of property lost and
missing was 82,125,750.