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SHREVEPORT SEMI-WEEKLY NEWS.
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mber (i. SHREVEPORT, 'THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1861. Volme I
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OR, RiOLLIN OVER 'l VITII A PRETTY
ilth. IN A STI'I:A.M I F WA'.1":'It.
li;gan life byl ruini"ng at; aiv l'vimi
horiley. Jih.t ii, 1, we ailr tabi, l. was
drivin iiiim, his care-,r ,\- tilt l: alh n of
ilt.e ali tfill' l'e k of a tri¢,}1ev. Atillai
started i'll lift with llno otlier can.e" and
c':,tital tlhat( niu ihl sword. which jl . I.
I 1as adroit entoullgl to pl):ll t'tr till. I
livi't- Vre: owtdt of .lar-i. Ad: It:lrie
plerro owed his t'.'liticatl car*'.r to
Sttl ig hi stckit s, and li therer:llt
ile *Jd- whih tlturl"' which elitli
i,1 .soul attnd di i'itritin.ed! lis. e', tcr.- inll
ar',,se fr-it : -m lili,,r llI',.t: :tlt int,ll
cniiid 1ll carr f r . I rt t, ._irl o, .
fit I r t, ..` r t
I hittl .liulil Lai i it w llr, l (l,' l.n ' t tirll lil.
ltrie', l - ai t i .tt,] nt til t t, a",. .e, ;t:td
i.t I tt rttg rii -hlt"i it a l ,i te l it or.
:i:u it is \ itI ft 'lints tf' h,,w ihtr
llenLf t tlh tll ,tI k Itick ui n.il tht. irh v-
tlrtV .,t t\wo I ,\'l t rý' , tinttuit:g ft'rien, 1. i t
htt. jt. nait 'tnv lit ]er sp:ttkL itt m\ I
osoti n, anl d bht-n it illOt a cntll mli ii
\1,.ll e1,t I rlelwithe t ow h In it whet i
it, '" , ' d'T, .I t\ ll " lU'1I tt raite d h , i. - i
' e d i y:u\" d,:,.e!. I t %i a, ttll il co'lh
ta I ttr " r*\ tnii,_. twi t I eletn , onaltht
tiine i l "\t'1 t'.e lett't1e! iio( w rirl ( tll"
ii kt, deep, w, 1,1,i lVen to carry
Sll,.hn wcrosus, l.s \\e, wero accustotmed l
to dot. wvith hand-, interwovent, "'chair t
fashion.," and tihus carried our pretty I
)nsseagt''r over the broo k. iJust its a
we were in the middle of the water
which was cold enough at that time
to have frozen anything like feeling,
out of hoys less hardy than ourselves
-a faint. pang of jealousy nipped my
. heart. Why it was I knew not, for
we had carried Helen fifty times
across the brook ere now, without
00 emotion, but this evening I thought
00 or fancied that H.elen gave Donald
00 an undue nreferenice by casting iher
id. pretty arnn around his neck, while
she steadied herself on my side by
Jr Judding the cuff of my jacket.
lar No flame can burn so quickly or
with so little fidl as jealousy. Be
fore we reached the opposite bank, I
was wishing Donald at the bottoum of
the sea. Being naturally impetuous,
[ burst out with:
'.l "'Ye need na haud so ginlerly,
SIelen, as if ye feared a fit. I can
ave carry ye lighlter than Donald I
is can the half o' ye."
Surprised at t.he vehemence of myv t
: tone, our queen interposed with an I
admnissioin that we were both strolig,
r and that shle had no idea ofparing g
. Imy powers. But Donald's ire was
- kindled, and he utterly denied that It
was at all qualified to compete with I
hinm in feats of carriage. )un suchl t
tolpics boys are "generally elnulous, d
aid by the time we had reached the l
oipposite hank it was settled that the
point should be determined by our
singly bearing lIchen across the ford t(
iii our al'Trms. tl
- IL.hlen wnas to det(eruine who car- al
vied ther rntl,t easily, and I settle, 1n1
with iimvserf privat.ly inl alvance,
that the one who had obtained the
lpretre'ncte w-uld really be the per- a
son who stood hiighest in her atth:e
tieelns. The reflection atimulattd ine
to use every ell',rt, and I verily beli.ve
to this Ida that I could have c:arrie. '
I )onald and Iele.n on either :wrt like
fteathers. Ilut I Inu.t nollt anti.cipate. I
W e sutiered :l:11 tle ;re..-t ,f th, p:L-t
ty to Jp;ts quietily alol., andi then ll
returtu el to tit, tiord.
I lifted l,.ic i, wi:ti the tIolist care, '
and ca'rie'd h,.ir to t.he nidlltle of the l
w;tter. ,,;iloui,,y ha!d intspired l
\.aVui r l ve:*t E, tll it w e.- ii i th e f lin,-s
liinktl \'iitt i t'ltHe I t tm 1 ett. lentcei.ld lir (
tjeaul it'ul ul t. utl tlt the pressurn , I
ofI hir chek.s ag.Iilne t mlin. -All 1
\we'lt l-v'. l ianinl y'. .0o :ther w',R tlitijgly,
l'cr 1a inue111 . Bit a.ll le:s! in the veryv.
,. l,e .-t pt l' tI . J/Itrd I treeel oln I
,tre', h'lle r,,t. : t oi t \, " we le. w .che restel1 d it
I sutqppe,'t,, oil ta 5 10eeth t.e,,ii. (tveir (i
l rel,(., he.tril,. li , n wiith mte, 1 ,r"
eid we" tri." ;Tll f, tirilv sOa:tke flrotIil h
h alld i, te ,le .
I lnee ] ol f' " i t 'e t -i .Ile t i titu tts of -
I1 )e all. or t iht ,or li ,,, itle 1lti c. I it
eef 11, '', u . J eii e , elit,: ' ee l th, s I l dl 'ii t
rival deltotlsitiuate, hi. stpleic.r abiitt tee
Lv he "ritg lit'],e a f e" t ,it ". ýiý.ti:e t, e
le" 11 ,titwa'ii' pd l at . A .- ;ti a ipro: tcl r- u
etd thel holuese, 1hei n, f.t iin::" t".r nr ,e
Iet:ter hmorn ell , atteiln e-i teo o-tIl i
i te liltoe. Bat I preservel , :I t i, s e , "
silence',. I tlas u erti: iedl i....' ,, . ,
That jight I packed up atfwt"i'll tee
aliti iu) ' av. Mv hboyish mui ,ci, .
scuit tive and irri a ti, ixai er.wied hiti
the indigni t wlidch it had recei I ,,m..
and prompted elnc t a c: u .ttii, whichi
orituniit el- lhd el mt to better results ye'
thmale utsull- attend siuch irregularities. "
i went to Eudinburtr. vwhere I feeund mne
atn ultnle', ti kinld-iear-rel. ell. eic :
r- man, who gladly gave me a place in
me .his house, and employed men in his
ing business. Wealth flowed in upon
ves him, and I became his partner
my went abroad-resided four years on
for the continent.; and finally returned
tes to Scotland, rich, educated, in short,
nut everything but married.
;ht One evening, while at a ball in
tld Glasgow, I was struck by a young
ter lady of unprutending appearance, but
ile whose remarkable beauty and high
by toned expression indicated a mind of
more than ordinary power. I was
or introduced, but the Scotch names had
e- long been unfamiliar to my car, and
II could not catch hers. It was Helen
of something, and there was something
is, in the face, too, that seemed finuiliar
-soinetlhing suggestive of pleasure
y, and pain.
in But we became well acquainted t
Id that evening. I learned without
difficulty her history. She was from n
V the country, had been educated, her t
a parents had lost their property, and I
she was now the governess of a fanmi- I
b ly in the city.
I was fisci hnated with her conversa- 1
tion, and was contiually reminded 1, c
I1 her grace and refienement of" manner
I that she was capable of moving with I
distinguished success in a far higher i
Ssphere thlan that which fortune seenl
ed to have allotted her. I alll natul- n
. rally- neither very talkative nor prone 1"
to conltidetnce; but there was that in le
this young; lady which inspired both, ti
and I ,u.nvesr.ted wiri her as I had a
I never conversed with any. Her ti
(qlltstiolls of the variiuis countries l
with whIiclh I was famliliar, indicated a
a re;markable, knowledge of literature c,
|and an incredible amount of iuformna-p
r ion. th
We progre'ssed in intitnacy, and as ,
our conversation t'uned and the "i
caus-es which intluc4d ap, ina:tny- t,
leave their native land. I laughingly Iv
rttntark.d, that I owned myv travels to s,
t:lllinl withl a pretty girl into a ford. ti
J had hardly sl,t,lktn these words
Ire thle Ildolod nittetI to 1l14r f-ket.and
was suct'eedtle by quite a re.marka- "I
lhl pahle-s. I at riut.ed this to the
heat of the rom--Jauglhed--anud at th
liir reqttest lr(,cettd.d to a;ive the
,hetatils of mIv t(,rd .idvtentiu-( with
i ll.ti ( l;rihinul , wliih'l I di!, ptintrin t hi,
in g'hwing cl,,rs the atiiility of t
ll ltee. I:L
ter mnhirth during the r'eiral b .- . Ih
Snolltw alub 'st irrel,rt. iblh,_ At the tut
c,,w'ilsi~o l:- e r,.ml r .<t d:
"1M r. l..lo rts, i:t 1 .-.-ible ihat vot
I gt:lrd atn int-ut;t--renwtnltert'd c cr
-anLd wag.L du itundltd. "Ti.. latiy l,,2
\ithl w\\'l t 1 it t i c,,:lt0 at.tu:r i tuI latt
was lH,.lln cri.h.. i, or-n ,.l att
: } l, and s t \o y,, read, r, to [I*'
nit t. y" I"l, . I\ , p l n #t"C g :i stoyl X ait. W"e l
\t 1 e t tun ari-ritd.---1 lei and I ltdel g_"
,nur bridail ati' to the old piere. A- gwt
v\" aIp,,rt,,ehed it ill our carriage. I by
,rieted a stout tillow working in tIe pltri
th.ld, V ho seemend to tbe a better sort ait
,f I:lt,,rer. ,tr tertlhr ats a .lnall t'arnir, wil
vbt- in itrit t~S it n tart.icilairs relatin g nil
tt *i-t ,l.-hl ro ,t<,d. le i t ais'etrCild itt
-,ll niutgh: lt I w i l tiout to yi-e ,In
hin titt Sixpeu-'e, whtet ilcn s t'ayed itt
mn" hariad, and cried in the old st vi,- 1,
'" hey l)onald, mon, dinna ye ken tin
ve'r oil frien's !" th
The man looked up in astonish- rut
muent. It was Donald Tain. Hlis ,
in heightened by its style; and it was
his with the greatest difficulty that we
on could induce him to enterour carriage
- and answfer our numerous queries ats
on to old friends.
ed Different men "start in life" differ
rt, ent ways. I believe, however, that
mine .is the only instauMe on record
in of a gentleman who owes wealth and
ig happiness to rolling over with a
ut pretty girl in a stream of water.
of Finding Out the Truth-A Million
IS of .Men to be Raised.--The Wash
td ington correspondent of the Chicago
id Times winds up a long complaint of
n the way things have been managed
Ig with the following revelations :
ir What do all these things prove?
e That such are to be the results of all
the battles that will be fought? By
d no means. They merely prove that
it the Administration have had, as yet.
ti no proper conception of the magni
r tude of the war, and that we have
d been cursed hitherto with a lot of in
competent generals. Hugging the
delusive fallacy that there is a strong
Union party at the South, who woulid
' co-operate with the Union army, the.
r .Adininistration has never believed
that the peolple of the eleven seceded
I States are unaninious in their deter
- ruination to sever, forever, their con
- nection with the Nor hern States.
But this fact is now too evident to be
longer denied. 'There is authority
ir s aying that the President and Mr.
Seward are both convinced now that
the South are united as one man in,
this attempt to achieve for themselves
a separate nationality, and that, to,
crush the rebellion and conquer a
peace, it will be necessary to call
tforth the entire strength of the loyal
,States, and to put into the field at
,ine,, not half a million, but a million,
,"t' troops. This will be urged in the
fortlacunTing Y'resident's message as a
sii'r qu iu on for the successful prose
tion of the war.
G(/uture of the " Royal Yacht."
'Thte (;alveston News says:
\We have ilnrnrmation this mornin;
that e.'ight ,:irs. btelonging to theltlock
,,iinl vess.1, hiave been found drifteo
..hom 'l' h. v have bullet holes in
them, ari tlere are other evidence.
that thli, Rv:tal Yacht's crew were no"
takn with,,ut resistance, and :ha'
lthv w'ere probably overpowered by'
T''he+ city, yestcerday, was unltl,t
e.xcited. Various reports were in
circulation to the etlect that the .:.le
Il" 'V ere cion' ceit:i itratin in large i': ,
at Cairo, pr ipataory to a formidai,!
attack on (J Mlunmbus. They alre:t:ei.
have an itmenn se torce there, and :tr
ionly waiting for the finishinr.g of -,l
,_nboats to make the attack. 'I'-h
gunboats were tot have been finie'.:i
1tv tie' lSIth. \VWe should not be s-i
prised, t'.heretore, to hear of an atta:!
at every moment.. The general cr h .
'whiich is nublish,-ed elsewhere, is si:r
nificant. 'T'he preparaItions arc ex
tensive, and tihe theater of war ha1 .
l·,on rteo-tved fitnm the Potomac :
the Mlis--i.sippi Valley, we rma;y ,
li't't to' hea:r any timue tof thet o:
lletillc'lt:entt of the gr.eatest battle r.:
lthe war. ''The crisis upon upon ;-.
and warm times and a glorious vi
toryv umay he antieipate .-Afmphi