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VOL. 1. SHREVEPORT, LA., THURSDAY, JULY 18, 1861. NO. 70.
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Plceirinr rgmni korw'erding Agents,
lillREV RPO'RT. LA.
Hanving nleased the pOopiular andp conrol
diuos Warehousue of Mcssrs. Howard. Tally
& (o., anu1 having had long experielnce in
business, we hope to receive a sharo of the
public patronage, and pledge ourselves to
do all in our power to give entire satisfac
tion in all business entrusted to our care.
All we ask is a trial. no25
SelCcted Expressly fur th/u NeIwS
The Manager and the Melodist
It no doubt lives in the recolle
tion of the most of our renaders. thia
just Itt-fore the arrival of Madame
Malibran this season, the lesse-(e o
the two ttrteat theatres came to tIl(
det'erniination of closing them rmth
- er preltitre'l. A notice to thai
-in et witS, in consflquSnt~ctie, ptostt-d it:
( nc t-ot of' litlh tlentre; , -with:
:10 i ttintatien that nyv pertomrer.
lei-t-u- it tri-atitig ir the after sea.
Si isit oitld senul Hi I liir pro1)osals or
ror he-fe itOa ci-rtainii diiv. MaIiny co()
dliied but few we-n-- engaged. Itas
Iii ppenld, that a certain tenor Singer,
wih knew that his se~rvicps could not
he dispensed with, tuck not the least
In(tice of the ath~r'sta~ted intimation,
wh·iichl enused~.(' l~lnof rmal enasiness. to
the gritit lessee. One eveniug du
rieg tho' performnance, the manager
thus ahilre.-ssed,his first tenor, at tihe
'.Jobn. li'y boy, I wish to have a
f1w words with you; come inton my
'1 canna do thmat'-said the wily
.Si-ttCmana, 'fir you see, A~lfrd, 1
ain jitst a geeing o0 the stage.'
*\Wtv, inan, you have plenity of
ittime to Ilhetr whtret I Ithave ti) ayit-, lhie
tftre \-oul are wanted ; mo cote along,'
siie the.- manage-r.
'Xay, x-, I canutot butdge now,
AlIfri i: I liever like to keep the
'We1I, t h, n, coimne to tne' whien tlhe
WcellC is civer ; yieu w'.ill find tie, in
I sheltil not neglect our 1 ilditing
A lftih'd.'-anel at thlIe Ct ni of the scente
-ne eoug Mtr. Lals-ttc wtlked-i itito
tholell fintu ti, toruin~ of~l the1 mighty
'Sit lown. Jon, sit down, I'it gla
*Jolttt u-as satei in a twittittnk ir.
:1,W·it ll, Johfn ~cI, :-uppos I~ric~ ma
ti-ikone itVll oniyou .leeis for the after
s.-asuin-ahiltuttghi VIII have lecit
thliitgltt fit to tthilel foi ant eligige
tilt 1. Yout know I htve. e-a.i'
I'd itr! itit it ant -tenirtious salt-v1 antd
I tit'r do u-i hout yo- it to sing wit he
ie- in La Soumiatitbula, lilt ipetat
' t hint- tttail le awS'' vtirv true, Al
ft-cal, bitt 1I Iave intintt- ions tie visit
ttiv flunii cvountry, w.'.hei'ne I slhll lie
abie omk a i'iod sixty p. ittis a
wv--k. cul vou k-int I have only ejithit
p -iui'l- fIoi lytou t. 10 Vi' SiC
'1 t an s-i te tlat- lentil', Jiihin; I
SIt's na iu'i, Alf'-.d. I tett-t visit
myl~ I·\tin co ntry;lf lean make; sure
sixty poun- -e iek.
'Sixti. ilivtl-: tee ittk,- :1 leeb,- i ?
-'-'-ate- y md, iiiyou ul. C sli-ttti-ieilit
*il* is, Al ft i-iln rl v i---o-at thee
tltthitsii in- tril to ttld Seitteil
:nib ft.' c-t'tatn sixty l"'r wee-k; Si,
Th'lis w-a:ts imjtossilble-who 'eli tcil
platy his jeart in La s- ittt-ettlul't -
'A ikoin wais e'een otHe at thee Etnolitlh
oft Iera Hue-and. thur wa hs no oth
u1r0 oper redl or 1. get3uirn
'he ow.'s e.. f ertain tightt
tI ihtt lie it eatt ileS-i, and that
Vihtit trfip tuntilM el' 'r tiilitranls i'n
2ttgemeniit, I wilil ;tct ttbllyl, nail itike
your saar hiteent petunds a week.'
jus robin myelf you see; u
sintce '.-iu are' 50 very aniXOuis fior mhy
5ertvi'ceS, I Xliii ttiv' vou tip the' great
pri spe'cts in myi nin counltry' tee ob
lige- vou, if t will tienke mey salary
thtirty' peunds a week.'
The1 manager nearly sank th rough
one of his own traps at the enornmitv
of the demand. John had his band
up~ou the door.
' Stay-stay,' cried the despairing
'I canna just new, Alfred, for the
stage is waiting: so I' give you unti
to-nmorrow to tlhink of my offer.'
The morrow canme-the manage
was fairly caught; so, to make tli
best of a bad bargain, he boldly of
fered thie Scotchman twenty-five
pounds per week, whicli he, pruden
man, was too good a judge to refiuse
How One Man Chased a Thousand
The frollowing extract from a lette:
written by Capt. Winm. II. Werth, tc
a frienic in Richmond, givesa graphlli(
account of his daring onslaughtonthn
enemy, near Newport News, some
weeks since; and as it is the first au
thorized version of a remarkable inci
dent of the war, which has been vigor
ously reported, we give the statemeni
in full, in Capt. Werth's own words
deeming it well worth a place in ouw
I lift our eneanmprnmeit at Bethel it
command of '20 llraoons,selected fromn
the IHampton dragoons, Capt. Philips,
IHimself inmakinig one of the party. M%
object was a close reconnoissance oi
the enemiy's pos-ition at Newport
Ihaving reichedl a point about 31
milts fironi that posit, I observed with
the aid of my glass, eim 't men clus
teredo tetlhmer on the lshore, ablovetht
enemy ..: A , and in a moment af
tei-Wttr(ls saw them in full run towardk
ti-ir emneulmapotnet. At the tinii of
making this olservation I wias acnom
panied hf Caplt. Ihlilips anli tlhree pri
vats, the remf;iniler If the(ldet nluonent
heimg in tt rear. It ie)inr indispen
stabll to the attainubmentt of oy oblject
Shat this picket should be itut. rcLepti-i
in order to lprevenit ah:lrn at. the post,
we dasIhed down the road (running
inarallhi withi t li river lea:ling to New
port News) for somut, tlhree miles in
pursuit. when I detachien Capt. I'lhil
ips and his three mn- to the right, to
emit oit their retreat, while I pr(Issed
on still further towards the fortifi
cationl to Imtake sure of intercepting
their it they esc)aped (C1ipt. I'hLiilips.
\«lt,-n within ailont thiee hundred
arn-d df Newporit News, and having
tturnd towards the river. I found my
stlt within tittv tyarils tof a party ioi
rthe ttenthy, , tngae e iii entlin_ Frond,
their iiiiuskets st:u-kid an rounu a :impill
trte. :N ot hiavinlt Ii,, n o- -brved bv
them, I dir V tip unttder(cn oviof thicket
amd i t tul tiihe pa1ty tb ohlli st it'
twIentV-s:.-. privatis. one cuiltitis
i'el. m their - lianoile oni lln-uitsuon
.1uist then the picke t .ta tirl, which
lapt. 'hillis' iii party h aihl iled to lcut
ti. rushed intoo t he clt! ot Mns
ehu-etts it gitll, i lt e ucatrlam ted ot uside
itf the -i rks al l neit mt're tha '1m
huntirid anti sixty var I- fiunt where
I waS ,ut I iunil(ld I lie alartii.
I saw that whatevir I hal to do
ttilst he dilone (fuiskly; :e, I drew ily
reiilvoler, ý: vei a treal ('natutncihe- war
wit llp. aii.nd! i du--led into the party ift
twi-titV-niue all told. My first shot
was at te ilititer in ctinmaind, wholi
Il (I dnd : livy sicittil at a private.witIi
th'e suau result : my thiird missed its
ai tnin conseuitntttcc if bt il tora be
("om in, vary restive under thie Shoutt
ing :atl tiring, amnd I killed a tiale
peri:m the mioist tres1tctabl o indiviid
tul of the whole party.
1v shout being autswereid lv ('apt.
Phillips and his party, the enemyiv con
;uiiyiei thetmiselves attacked li a foint
idaile force, anid yelling look out !
ilook ot !th lese Virginia liorn-n-nn ahri
upon us!'' 'h'liev rushed iln consterua
tiiil towards their encaupment, not
4tiolping even to seize their arms.
ThIl e Massachusetts regiment start
ad1 two cllnpanies dliwn to protect
:heir party, bunt uiplit meeting them
iving in all (lirectitins, tuid lieatittg
the firing and sheu: ing, caught thle
panic. and raising the cry of " Virgin
la Horsemen! Virginia Horseman !"
took the double quick also for camp.
[In less than two minutes after my
thout and firing, my whole detach
ment came up at the top of their speed,
when we swept up the acclivity on the
I left flank of the Massachusetts regi
ment, gave three cheers within I .'t
yards of a hattery of two twelve pound
pieces, and retired at a walk until
reached the woods.
It seems, from the report of a prig
oner, taken at the battle of Bethel,
that we stampeded the whole regimen i
as they all took refuge from the "Vir
ginia horsemen" within the fortific
tions as fast as their legs could carrv
them. We suspected as much at tre
This is a correct statement of at
incident that has been so variously
stated in the papers. Altogether it
was therichest scene I ever witnessed.
and to hear the Hessians screaminr
"Virginia hlorseman! Look out! look
out!" with only one man after the-in
was worth a whole week of one's lite.
Capt. Phillips and hirmen proved
themselves on this occasion to be of
the very best material for any enmer
The Lincoln Comet.
We have been questioned over ;udi
over again as to the authority by
which we hailed our visitor of thI
northern region of the heavcns ti..
Charles V comet.
We can only say that we suppose
it to be such, because the Charle V
comet, one of the most brilliant on
record, is looked for about this tishn
in that quarter. But we are nor it
clined to be clogrnatical, and have to
objection to substituting for this
name that of the "Lincoln Couic t.
a quite appropriate designation it
are mistaken, and equally ormore
if we are not.
The comet of 1856 is commonl;
iunderstood to have caused the abdli
cation of Charles; but as that a::
took place on the 25th of Octohle
1 5;. and the comet appeared in 1 tt..
it is more likely that it appeared h
cause he had abdlicated. Thlisorn
probiabIly app ears because AL:br:t
ou:,lht to abdicante. Had he resig iet
already, he would at once have s
into such insignificance that no cei -
tia! Ibodv would have taken any na'
tic' it him; it is his position only
which gives him importance.
Aolt'her reason why we arc i
ciin'ed to think that this is a snte
inns ti ( )lel Abe to give up his ntos
o-t1 d avwer is that, like Machlet'.
"'1: anm-:1; s r I,,nt thle way [lit t he s/honela .:
tt--wit. tfiomn Tashlinogton to Sprii!;
ti'll, tfor anybody who has noticn t i 5
track ftr . ist three or fourni;'.:s.
milist percei e that its directioet
we t.'rly, slightly verging northw:".'.
aid S'pringfield is just altout one -
grt'e north of \ 'ashington.
T'htt it i< old Abe-'s comet u
rhor obvious by its getting pl.iati.
(iltt so fist: tPe its lustre is sen-il. ly
di:nzitiislhing. aini the tail (emblein:e
tof lii p1arty ir his army-. na vt t
please) Iowing iless (very tw( :t
tour hours. Its nalpperance in ,
mo rth, revolvitin round and rtl i ..t
witihout sttin . s.haking its ?:.
Sitlioulit itnte'r'tiis-i On \over ti;t t. -
.rrickem hinds cf' the Black li
ant ctrew, c\I', arries with it an ` a
tat ion too ottvioUs to re'j itit t!:
l -t numn all rip ; it' there isa -
liever in astrnl inilnenet's andl I
tents. who hiolds that, in acct rannci
with c'lest iti proprietics, a c, in-:
ought to apitear about this timet. ae.
det'y hin to (ciirW a programme c!' he
tiutee antl stvle elt its advent and m b-n"
set1uent de'o'rttii 'tt. more laeti ;;;
thuue xiet'nccies of the' case than ther
whiichi hth jprisetnt tonet. has s. ta,
fo.llowe'd out.-Mobile Ade c ti. .
** Whai would our wives x o.< .
tiot- knew where we were?" sai ru'h
captain of a schoon(r, when 'icv
were beating about in a thick fh".
fearfill of going on shore. " Hnm'p'.
I should not mind that replied tI.h
mate, "if we odnv knew i; he w(