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EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR.
Thursday, - - August 8, 1861.
Job Work must be paid for on de
LMr. JolN W'. TAnlER, is our authorized
ent in Natchitoches.
Mr. D. D. O'BRIEN, No. 6, Exchango
'iaco, Now Orleans. is our authorized
A gent for that city.
Tnr. IH. C. CLARKE, Bookseller, is our au
thWorized agent for Vicksburg and Natchez.
?Mr. J. H. LOFTON, is our agent at Belle
vw;c. Bossier Parish.
'.:r. A. L. ITIAv, of the News Depot, is our
a: ;horized agent in Jefferson, Texas.
We will be pleased to receive contribu
:ios from our friends, in and around Shreve
port. An occasional article from oar planters,
r.' stive to the crops, will be very acceptable.
It fact, we desire correspondence frotm
ev.ry section of the States.
L'erS'onal articles will not be published,
t: er as communications or advertisemeuts.
Those friendly to our undertaking, who
n .io hear of any local, or other items, that
w:il prove of interest to our readers, will
i' vor us by handing in the same at the office
E-= Postmasters are requested to
i.-t as agents for the News, and re
t.,i' ten per cenl fromn amount. forwarded.
We understand the steamer ile'ta
has been chartered to carry the Rebels t
J ,wn the river.
Shortly two coipanies will leave t
Itis city to engage in the war of imde- 1
depence of the Southern Confederacy.
We allude to Caddo Rebels, under
commland of Capt. E. Mason, and the
Shreveport Rebels, under command
,f" Capt. 1. Hunsickekr. Both of
the e companies are making strenu
,.us exertions to get recruits, and we
think this a good opportunity offered
to persons wishing to enlist.
~ We wish to secure the services
a gentleman whose capability is such,
that he can tickle the fancy of every
reader of the News. He will be ex
pected to find space and time to pub
lish each article that his attention is
directed to by some non-subscriber.
i-fe must be possessed of the cunning
ot the devil, the impudence of Abe
lincoln-who is a relative of the
above named gent-and have sufficient
pluck to tell any growler, " if you do
not like the States right doctrine of
the News, stop taking it." He must
also have cheek enough to demand
payment of all suberibers who may
want to discontinue their paper for
reasons unknown to themselves or
anybody else, but would rather not
pay what they owe us. Should he he
called on to dun for the paper, we
would not expect him to flinch from
his duty, should the person dunned
,ejeculate "d-n the paper' ! '" he
must remember that there is a blpck
ade, and no chance of escape, for he
must not run. Last, but not least, he
must see that there is more regularity
in the mail arrangement, or lay him
self liable to censure. The salary
expected will be a matter of second
ary consideration, if the applicant
can come up to the requirements.-
The applicant must be able bodied,
double-fisted; thick-headed, flat-faced
pug-nosed, raw-boned, full of smiles,
and be of the gender masculine.
lomn C. L. Vallandinghaw, orf
This distinguished gentleman, de
livered a powerful speech on the t
10th ult. in the United States House t
of Representative. We have before t
us a copy of this document, it is wor
thy of perusal, and publication in
every paper, but its length prevents *
our giving publicity to it, however t
we make a few extracts, as follow:
Sir, the right of blockade-and I
begin with it-is a belligerent right,
incident to a state of war, and it
cannot be exercised until war has
been declared or recognized, and Con
gress alone can declare or recognize
war. But Congress has not declared
or recognized war. On the contrary,
it had but a little while bofore ex
pressly refused to declare it, or to
arm the President with the power
to make it. And thus the Presi
dent, in decdtring a blockade of cer
tain ports in the States of the South,
and in applying to it the rules gov
erning blockades as between iude
pendent powers, violated the con
But if, on the other hand, he meant
to deal with these States as still in
the Union, and subject to Federal
authority, then he usurped a power
which belongs to Congress alone-1
the power, too, which Congress had
also refused a few weeks before to
exercise. And yet, without the re
peal or abolition of ports of entry,
any attempt by either Congress or
the President to blockade these ports
is a violation of the spirit, if not of
the letter, of that clause of the con
stitution which declares that "no pre
ference shall be given by any regu
lation of colnmlerce or revenue to the
ports of one State over those of an
Sir, upon this point I do not speak
without the highest authority. 'In
the very midst oft the South Caiolina ]
nullification controversy, it was sug
gested that in the recess of Congress,
and without a law to govern him,
the President, Andrew Jackson,
uieant to send down a fleet to Char
leston and blockade the poit. But
the bare suggestion called forth the
indignant protest of )Daniel VWeb
ster, himself the arch enemy" of nul
lification, and whose brightest lau
rels were won in the three years
conflict in the Senate Chamber with
its ablest champions. lnan address,
in October, 1832, at Worcester,
Mass., before a national Republican
Convention-it was before the birth,
or christening at least, of the Whig
party-the great expounder of the
"We are told, sir, that the Presi
dent will imtnediately employ the
military force, and at once blockade
Charlesten.. A military remedy, a
remedy by direct belligerent opera
tion, has thus been suggested, and
nothing else has been suggested, as
the intended means of preserving the
Union, Sir, there is no little reason
s to think that this suggestion is true.
We cannot be altogether unappre
hensive of the future. For one, sir.
I raise my voice beforehand against
e the unauthorized employvment of mili
0 tary power, and against superseding
t the authority of the laws, by an arim
ed force un;der pretense of putting
down nullification. The President
has Ino zuthori/"/ to blockade Charlcs
dJackson ! .Jackson, sir ! the great
SJackson! did not dare to do it with
out authority of Congress; hut our
Jackson of to-day, the little Jack
r son at the other end of the avenue,
t and the mimic Jacksons around him,
do blockade, not only Charleston
e harbor, but'the whole Southern coast,
three thousand miles in extent, by a
Ssilngle stroke of tlh pen.
The President has no authority to
employ military force till lie shall be
SIn conclusion he says:
SSir, I have spoken freely and fear
y lessly to-day, as became an Ameri
.can Representative and American
citizen; one firmly resolved, come
Y what may, not to lose his own con
- stitutional liberties, nor to surrender
t his own constitutional rights in the
- vain effoit to 'imnpose the rights and
liberties upon ten millions 'of unwill
ing people. I have spoken earnestly,
too, but yet not as one unmindful of
Sthe solemnity of the scenes ·which
.rouwid us upon every side to-day.
Sir, when the Congress of the Uui. I
ted States assembled here on the 3rd tI
of December, 1860, just seven months g
ago, the Senate was composed of six- a
ty-six Senators, representing the thir- 1
ty-three Sates of the Union, and a
this House of two hundred and tihir- it
ty-seven members---very State be- s'
ing present. It was a grand solemn tl
spectacle: the embassadors of three
and-thirty sovereiguties and of thir- v
ty-one millions of people, the might- 1
iest republic on earth in general Ii
Congress assembled. In the Senate, tl
too, and this House, were some of ti
the ablest and most distinguished
men of the country;, men whose s,
names were familiar to the whole r
country-some of them destined to s
pass into history. The new wings J
of the Capitol had been but just re- Ii
cently finished, in all their gorgeous g
magnificence, and, except a lundred
marines at the navy yard, not a sol- f
dier was within forty miles of Wash- el
Sir, the Congress of the tUnited
States meets here again to-day; but a
how changed the scene! Instead of a
thirty-four States, twenty,t.hree only,
one less than the number forty years 2
ago. are here, or in the other wing ;
of the Capitol. Forty-six Senators li
and one hundred and seventy-three u
Representatives constitute the Con:
gress of the United States. And of i
these, eight Senators and t wenty-four d
Jtepresentatives, from four States oil- p
ly, linger here yet as deputies from
that great South which, front the be- I
ginning of the Government, contrib- t
uted so much to mould its policy, to t
build up its greatness, and to control
its destinies. All the otlher States of p
that South are gone. lTwenty-two
Senators and sixty-five Rlepresenta- d
tives no longer answer to t heir n:tnes. r
The vacant seats are still hlre ; and a
the escutcheons of their respective
states look down inow sohtlem'1nly andl I
sadly from these vaulted ceilings.
But the Virginia of a.ashington, and
Henry and Madison, t' Marshall and i
Jeffetirson, of ltandtollph and Mtnroe, t
the hirth-place of ('lay, the miothl.r
of States and of Presidents: tht.'
Carolinas of Pinckney and Sumnter,
and Marion, of Calhioun and M1ac,,;
and Tennessee, tle homne and hlbrial- r
place of .Jac.kson; and other States.
tOo, olcte Inest loval and true, areII( 11i
longer here. 'The voice and( th.e
footsteps ot the great dead of tlhe
past two ages of the reptblid litg.r 1
still, it may" be, in techo, alng the ,
stately corritlers of this ('apitlii, but
their 'descendants front neatrly oe
half of the Stat-'s (of the repuhli lc
will meet with us no more within :
these marble halls. But in thiie parks
and lawns, and upon the broad aven
uesof this spacious city, 7'1.00) sol
diers have suplited theiir places; andtl I
the nirning diurin-hiat fri''mi a score
of eon-'tulllltlients within .-iglht of this
bheleagoued capital, give mtelanchli ly I
warning to the Rep'lresntativ'es oef the
States and of the people that amid c
arms the laws are sihl't..
Sir, somne years hence-1 wotuldl
fain hohpe sonie monhs lhence, If I1
dare--the present getne-ratian will dt.
niand to know the cause if all this;
and sonie ages hereafter, the( gratnd
and impartial tribunal of histcirv will
make solemn and dilligent inqtluiries
of the authors of this terrible revo
TELEG RGA I'II IC.
t :shington, Aug. 3.-A lill hats
Spassed ,by the Senate providin g t;or
r the putni.hnmentt of certain clrimes.
- and punishing recruiting t;,r ai, army
,hostile to the Uniion with a fine t'roui
,1200 to 8$100 and fr',ni on, to live
Syears confinemtent. 'Tlros who iin
,list, and those who encourag'. ,.n
p listmncntur by words, writing or publi
cation, are alike guilty.
C'amerlon goes to 'Petnylsvanii a to
e recruit his healtth; Thos. A. SHcitt
acets in his place.
WVashingtonr , Aug. 3.-In the i ,Louse,
the Senate bill contiscatilltg re.!el
property was recomnuitted; a:y.'s, 9.;
i The bill reported ,by the clnunit
o tee of conference on tariff and direct
- tax was concurred in by ayes, si;
r nays 39.
e A bill to increase the efficiency of
a topographical engineers passed.
i- A bill also passed authorizing the
SPresident to dismiss officers fir inca
f pability,'inefficiency, misconduct and
I n a debate, Mr. Oliver said that
Burnett was a known sympsthizer of
the rebels. Mr. Burnett said, AIf the
gentleman wishes to know whether 1
sympathize with those among whom
I 'was born, and who regard this war F
as being forced upon them, and who
would make peace to-morrow, I an
swer in the affirmative, and the gen
tleman can make the most of it."
Letters from Comodore Engle who
was ordered to bring home the Hong
Kong fleet under Commodore Strib
ling, of South Carolina, states that
the fleet is not there, but is supposed
to be not far off.
The Iherald says it has been ob
served for several days that Confede- n,
rate engineers have been making ob- N
servat ions near the Chain Bridge.
McClellan has visited the neighbor
hool himself, posting himself as re
gards their niOvemlents.
Louisville. Aug. 3.-A gentleman
from St. Luis reports that important
despattches have been received there
firon Springfield but suppressed.
All telegraph lines go direct to Fre
mont's headquarters, where the most
absolute censorship is exercised.
A dispatch dated Springfield, July
29, pul)lished this morning, says that
McCulloch is moving slowvly forward;
his forces are divided into three col
u,,us, the better to subsist by forage;
wit are jquietly awaiting their ap
prl. chl. Lyon has otlicially appl;o
tded Siegel-this dispatch was most
pr, ,,batly written in St. Louis.
New York. Aug. 3.-The Post's
Washington correspondent says that
(;en. \Vol ias.-unles coimmand of For
tress Monroe next week. p
A white tlag has arrived here, the u
purport of which is unknown.
'T'he 'Tribntue's special Washington
dispatch says it is rumored that thlie C
river is blockaded at Mathias Point
anil Aquia Creek.
Louisville, Aug 3-The St. Louis
I)ett'm rat says that Stoltmn'ts ami
8,,i,-l's troops natue the first ;350
mihiles fronm S lprintgield in three days
biut tdos nott say under what inlpulse
the tinto was m:lade.t'.
Slpe ak in noft a ntlte, whet her ttlat
oft ( 'arthlmtr or the 'tillone reitorted at
Spring:itl, not stated, tit, I )ncr:tt
-avs the rteport of' the killed on tilt
retel side i-- "'unde'rratd." '1'he pto
ple of the nt.ighiltorhool :ailirm that it
t (:-tloo wlere killed ail wounteli.
S,l el:ti tr,: hies oft the battle liav,.
been lrout.ht in, ic'ludinmg ars ,of
iroln tired tfrom .Jackoln's c'ani;ll.
Thv also tired .1 and 5 potiundtl weight.-I
Mile.ico, t.Mt. Aug --GCn. 'tpe's
lrora ,-., is to testablish a 'ain p tof
:3.000o men at Spritgtietl to opicr:ate
:agti nst Arkansas and 'T',exas, as soin
as tile weathelr will permit.
Pot'pe will permit no) free sctouting.
cosidering it iljurious ,to the troops.
'o hold lne people under strict re
spn -'ilit y for deprtdattiIns, if' trot ,ps
art cilh. d togr their relief. th' v will
lie sent in suficient numbners to p,,-
sess villageus, quartering soldiers in
citizets' hotse's antd diraw ing r'ation:-,s
fromt the citizens.
Yesterday we were blessed it ith a
very refreshing rain. 'The health of T
our city is not what we would iish
-it is rather sickly. T'he river has
ris,.n a fi'w inches, but doe.s not bet1,n
fit navigation in the least.
This .mnlpany met vosterdaty
morning. aceording to publishbed tl i
ticet.. at the gtaiety Theater, and pro
ceeled to bmsiness.
in motiont. Mr..Ini. I )iekinstu was
eaittd to the chair, and E. 1). Cr'ig. .
'T'ite chairman lhaving stateti th.e
(tobjtct of the me,'tini, actittn n t
- taken upon thu resigntation tif Capt.
- E. Nason.
Mr. t. 11lunsicker was then elected,.
itunanimously, Captain, to fill the va
tcuncy caused by the withdrawal oft
There being loud calls for Messrs.
I Winaus, Heath, Craigg. lLunsitki'r
and Sihaflter, these gentlern ,.r's
ponded in appropriate rimairk s.
It was on motion,
t IRexoh:ed, That the Shrov'eotrt pa
pei- be re'quested to puilish the pro
coedings, together with a liit tf ,till
e I. Hunaicker, Captain; A. Schaff
ner, 1st. Lieut.; J. R. Hymns, 2nd
t Lieut.; J. Strauss, 3rd Lieut.
JNO. DICKINSON, Ch'mn.
t E. D. CRAIo, Sec'y.,
Wholesale and ltetail )teal,.r ir
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Liquors and Tobacco,
BOAT k BAR STORI:. .
A good assortment of the nlorye
named articles constantly on hand.
artt Daly dews,
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Cnt this out and put it in your
pocket, and if yoe need anvthingl in
our line, try us.
CounT Hloist: l Texas stret. ii Ed.1
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PNs'T t()IFICE,. Mlarket street, n-ar
ItRE:sIYT1 RI.IAN Cll t 'ic l , Betv. Mr.
31" 'Allisttr,on 31arket and 3I ilarn sts.
BAP'TrS't CIntIt(n, i.l ev. G. 'l'ucker,
crnller of 3 arket and 'ravis st-.
31 T :'iiit.ul-n(It'R II, ROevS.B. Snrat
corner of 31arket and lVannin Ht-.
l,'1s't)Iw'or IAAN Cia Rinit, ]1'e . A. 1:1
l ussell, cornr of M1arket ld, i"n i
st lt-t s.
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Fnunin, bht vertn lI'dwardl antid Mar
shull srt'tr t.
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Read(y Proo' 'ress
.I 'tentcd' .Jane 1st., 1 tai I.
I0 ( til11111y P1iibishte's.
rt 111: want of a chtIap1 proof prej.S
has fuitni t blin ftlt by 1,ubl1 ishers of
toulttiri papers anid slo all 1J4b (t'ice.
IlThe uidrci sitni:td' kio(wingt: this titr, iri
exptqerilnce, lhas illn*,'nltctd a 17*t :' s of
th'i.rc ort (siIiilitr ) Hline & ('t.'s) anti
,ie:.- it to the ctraft aIs thi i cll, "ht' -t
in tihe i. n irk t. InstIad of ,t . slid
ea.t-iron evliintlde, it is ma t' oifshlt.,i
irtoll :tidl tilled, lillg :t decided itl
pii-lvt' nt'llti , as it giv.-i el ,sticity to
to tihe evliidthr. he rucost ,'' an or
diniry liroof press is 5ti, while this
'l'erms ncaslih.-loxitLg S2 extria.
} rinteris kitow 'lu- eit'cts tof tat1in
Icss l(l' ing ntt only ~slw, eut ii.juriouis
hoth to tit t.i','. nid the type.
i vantages. It miiht also be itst-d t14
print simll bills.
It is niid4: li,,-ht fomr trtalspiortJLtiftn,
weighlil in, iv!,ot r 75 t its, t7 b,
bt'ig nItlIdl i-If t itstISoniid ilich llimnk.
It can he Iplac,1 l oni i table ,or box, tiild
retquiires bitt, little r4oolli.
Print.rs visiting Shrevepitirt arle
requestet] to call and see the ir's.<.
Address J. DICKINSON.
lapers publishing the above will
be entitled to a deduction of ten per
cent. in case the- purchase..