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S11REVEPORT SEMI-WEEKLY NEWS.
\umnher S. SHREVEPORT, THURSDAY, DECEMBER.5, 1861. Volume I.
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Interesting from Lincoliadem.
A gentlemannn connected with tli
famous New Or:e:aiis WaVsliinigtoi
S Artillery, who, sozllw moIltlisagaao wen
to St. Louis as escort of his sister
in-law, and reretitly miade his escapt
on foot, has arrived in Metmphis, ait
- gives the following interesting in
'L'wo-thirds of the thinking popu.
lation of thi West. are in tavor of
acknowledging the Southern ('ontifld
t racyi', tfor the sake otf peace,' lbut at
y piesent have no power to act. I1av
ilg nothing else to do, our intormaint
i 1')k a trip 1up to ID)avenport, Iowa,
1tnd there conversed with imen (mecret
ly of course) who were "cmnlfident, it
they had the opport unity, t!hat t hev
catld get 5,000 men to nid the $out i.
Wlhvn, a shor time ago, the fjuvern
or of Iowa, finding it inipossible to
to obtain tahe required number of vol
vluntary recruits, issued( orders for a
draft, there must have been 5000
young nen who suddenly left tIhe
cities of Davenport and Keakuk to
avoidl it. ut fewi mntt can be tound
- in thaLt sectio who will own they are
Abolitionists, as such fanatices are
s.xcluded from gentteel society. Ha-v
1 ing been forced to stay in St. Louis
three months betfre lie effected his
escape, he took special pains to as
certain the sentiments of the peopl.
lie found that nearly all the old resi
dounts, and the mass of the English
population are for the South, while
he Germuans are universally for Lin
coin. ''hlree-fourths of the Lincoln
army raised in lMissouri are Germans,
Swho give more trouble than double
that inumbler of other troops, for if
they are not paid square up, which is
very difficult to do, there is a row in
Obtaining a passport, finally, to
Cairo,ýhe took passage with a friend
on the steamer Graham, and when
about twenty-four miles above Cape
Iser, as the boat was landing to de
liver the mail on the Missouri side,
they jumped ashore and took to the
woods. After five days hard travel
on foot, they reached the headquarters
0 of Gen. Jeff. Tlhonpson, at New Ma
0 drid, and spent two days inll his camp.
0 The General does all the thinking.for
*. his men, and were he to say: "Boys,
I think we can take St. Louis," they
would think so too, and follow him
r without hesitation, to accomplish the
The people of St. Louis are look
ing eagerly for the -appe-.rance of
IPrice and McCulloch, to whom they
look for deliverance from the hated
e Lincoln despotism. The supersed
Sing of _remont caused a sunension
of work on the gun boats, as it was
re thought Fremont's authority to order
` their construction would be ques
tioned. The rafts accompanying the
gunboats are to be towed by propel
L letrs. There was great rejoicing in
SSt. Louis over the Belmont victory,
Swhile the Unionists were greatly de
. pressed, admitting a Federal loss of
1,300 men. The secessionists of St.
Louis are warm in their expressions
Sof attachment to the South.
A Young Hero.-Thl e panpers of
Memphis contain an affecting notice
of the funeral procession which fol- i
lowed to thie grave the remains of i
SLieut. Jas. Walker, a lad of that city
who fought like a young hero in the I
,battle of Belmont. In that action he I
received a wound, of which lie died
inmmediately on reaching -is f:ather',
house in Memphis. le war smon of
t Samuel P. Walker, and granmimephiew
of late]' President Polk. Ili i age gam
not over twenty, if so much. lie wa. t
I lieutenant, we think, in tin regi metnt
of his uncle, J. Kniiox Walke.. 'flite
captain of his cunipany wa:s shut
early in the action. 'The vun gi
flieutenant took comnmonaid, led his
Sl(compnainy in the thickest f tihi battle, I
fighting and cheering gamllaclarta- tfI' 1
three hours at the head of Iiis teen.
lie was shorit through the hips.
After having received thle womuni cu
hie sat down on a log near by, giving
the orders for twenty umiuutes, huzza- t
ing his men on, and then becoming a
toe weak I)Iiger to support himself, ii
ihe called to the 2d Lieutenuant D)aguer I
ami said to him: -lFighlt, DaI):guer, p
tight or die! for (od's sake don't let a
iiiy ien be taken lprisoerrs!" am d it
with the words fainted tiomi exhaus
tion. t i
HIe barely survive,'l to reach his bl
tathmer's liense in Memlehis, when lie 0e
expired with these jiave and attrtec
tinuntet words on his lips: "Mllother. I P
tmr dyinr, bit I j;h'ht jor you o t he iS
lait!" 'Tlhese are the young hmeroes al
whomi thIe Southl sends ftrth to hat tl
tie in detfence of their liberties, their p,
country iand their mothers; who nmeet is
the invading enemy, and as they it
pour out their htrtrts' lblood for thne r
cause, think tenderly of absent honu-s I
they are detfending. 'J'he whole tl
Southiern region is full of youths fired st
with the same generous mind gallant ci
resolves, but nine are wo~rthier ouf F'
grateutil remembrance than Lieut. w
Weather beautiful: river get. still S
id English Feeling on the American
e We find the following strong testi
e- mony in the N. Y. Times, one of the
0, most extreme Republican papers of
e the North:
1 The English Feeling About America
re -Sympathy for the South-Prob
- able Recognition of the Coufeder
ates-The Slavecry Questionrm, 4c.
)r [Correspondence of the New York Times.]
L s, oDo , Wednesday, Oct. 23, 1861.
Will you permit me to say a word
n or two of English feeling about
America? You read the English
papers as well as I, but you know
that the papers are not always an
accurate reflection of public opinion.
Allow me, then, to report the popular
d opinion as I find it expressed among
the common people.
':t is an almost universal feeling of
sorrow, and almost of indignation,
r at the war. " Every thing was going
on so well," they say, "and now you
Sspoil it all, and put back America a
hundred years. We cannot sell our
goods-we cannot get your cotton.
Everybody suffers and nobody is
benettted." The Abolitionists are
f disgusted because the Government
must be bound by the Constitution.
But thegreat majority of Englishmen
prefer cotton, manufacturies and
commerce to philanthropy.
f And, strange as it may seem to
a you, there is no doubt of the fact that
three-fourths of the people here have
f more sympathy with the South than
rwith the North. Why, it is hard
to tell. Perhaps it is a generous}
feeling toward the weaker party.
IFree trade and cotton may have their
.ari in it. 'l'lTe.tict is numistakable.
tAndu 5 thove ii t along a ml inlicreansin I
I .Aiei tior oeato ntep
(1f the (l.ov trnmuent WVhich will open,
the 6utltlwri parts or01 etisthe war.
TIhe pape:r: with a tfw exceptions,
(jeil re t It:; JEngla:ud is-so pldged to
Sa-intsV rsivtion that it cannot he
done. England is too moral-too
aiw-a'iditsg. But they have great
hopes of their " noble ally," the Em
p ror of the French. 1ie is not do
sniozulsss. 'They hope he way he
s he rat's-paw to pull 551ne (.f those
sc ttonl-bags out of the fire of Uncle t
Satn'y, "atteries. lIe has cotton fac- I
tories which must stop, populations (
whichl Imust be fed, commerce which
must not be ruined for a theory. All P
Englislh eves are turnned on the Emn- a
per''r. Let Mlini but (psln tl . do'or, i
and ,Jd oln lBull will very .iasl:J walk n
T." factories a re ;orki an two
tI irds time. !n a ai : i more it will
be halt tin . i .'1t1iler month, 5
(one-tli rdl, or cl(,:e :tl a ;" ither. And
winter is, almost -: 1 . 1it1 a famine "
l1_sprect 1l I relain:. ( st o is prlom- 1
ised l f rom India, 4 init, Ec:yp &i'., &.
and it tmav votmie itl 1 tue. 'dchl as
they can setti-; Iut it will take live, I
perhaps ten peals, to supply the ex
isting, to say nothing of the increas- 1
the Contincttut. There must be stronger o
scruples thaun al-s c ninOll to politi- a
4ians, that will 1,.p England and
Fratnce f'rnm somie interference in the to
war in America.
'Thli first step, 1 predict, will be a
formal recognition of the Conttederatts oIC
Stat's. In that irance will take sr
the lead, or tlh two Govcrnnmeuts p
a wil act in conjunction. This way
come any day. A powerful fleet,
i-. English,French and Spanish isnearly
1e ready to sail for the Gulf of Mexico.
if Its ostensible destination is Vera
Cruz, but it will be equally conve
a nient to New Orleans, Mobile, or any
- of the Southern seaports.
If I remember, Mr. Seward, in his
letter to Mr. Dayton, said that any
1 recognition of Southern independence
on the part of any European power
would be considered a cause of war
Sby the United States Government.
There is no scruple here about such a
Srecognition. It would not be consid
ered an act of intervention. It is a
r .mere question of time andpolicy. But
such a recognition would be of no
use in opening the cotton ports, un
f less followed by a breaking of the
blockade, and it will, therefore, be
only apreliminary proceeding. Some
pretext will then be found for break
ing the blockade. I have had no
conversation with Palmerston or Rus
sell on this subject, but I can feel a
growing indignation here againet
this war. I see Bull Run caricatured
as the frontispiece of a Yankee Gal
lope in a music store window. Au
honorable and reverend clergyman,
who has the least possible interest in
politics, told me that he and all his
acquaintances were perfectly delight
ed with the repulse of the Northern
troops on that occasion. The Gov
ernment would be sustained, I am
confident, in any action hostile to tb.'
North, and necessary to the interests
of British commerce.
The English people do not like
slavery. They have, in fact, a senti
mtnit;l allbhorrence of it--but they do
nont' the less desire such products of
salve labor as are necessary to their
co1:riitir'iial prosperity. And they
`:u feleil persuaded that the restora
lion of' the Union and the Constitit
tion would strengthen slavery.-
''hcy think it foolish to divide the
L nion, and more foolish to fight
about it. As to two Republics c"
Cout'ierations in plate of one, they
have 11o oibjections, particularly ::
they hope one of theni will favorfret'
tratle. as half a loaf is better than no
lIra'td. Such is my ftaith-fiul report of'
British feeliug, as exhibited in all
-orts of places, and by all sorts of
ecople. Every body is interestec'
about America. Tihe omnibus driver
inquires abhout the war; the grocer
gives you his opinionl.
Fed"ral ELxpdirtnm, jrom C'airo.-
''lee Loutijvilie Journat of the 10th
saws ()nr special correspondeir
tiyes the puarticu11iars of the departar!
ot' Co'l. ()&lesbv with a force of 300UL
tene tetro ( 'airo to C'ntntcrerce, i-
souri. ''hcir olbject will he to look
after Jell:. 'IlTeotimson and his co,1
inand, and for this purpose they will
visit Benton, the county town
Scott, and tlhence strike a line of the.
Cairo and Fulton railroadat Bertrand
and Svkestowi. ''here can be io
imtprojerietv fi p~uli'shig the detaijl
of the force ::ud rlestin;ttion of thi.
expedition, as it will have passed thl
designated points b. tfre the niccun'
meets the eves 01 (A'. :r'oi& rs.
Me'Carty, convicted of the mtr:tr1i.
iof his wife in Menephi.*. has b'o'a
ntennc'ed tic be hung. HIe khas aj