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SREVEPORT SEMI-WEEKLY NEWS.P
Number 10. SHREVEPORT, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1861, olme 1-
Number 10. SIHREVEPORT, F~RIDAlY, DECEMBER 1.3, 1861. Vlm
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
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EMME T D). CIlo1G.
Attorney and Counselor at Law,
Ofice, opwo/ite Post d/ic.e,
SREV :PO rT, LA.
Will practice in the Court,; of
Caddo. DeSoro, and Boswsier. Id i
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1ire, corner Mi/am 4* MrkIet btreet.t.
'ractices in CLaddo, Bo-sier and
I)eroto. 1110-1 vd
I.NOYN 1). 11ARK&. TtrO'. G. POLIAKK.
MAliiARKS 4- POLLOCK.
Attorneys & Counsellors at Law.
f reclrport, La.
RA(C;TICE in copartnership in all
lihe coarts held i the city of Shreve
port, uand in the parishes of IDe Soto
S!tice on Market street near Milanm.
Travis street, near Ra:lptist C'hnrch.
IJ)I1NG located in a retired and agr"oe
itlle pdrt of the town, affords nlousulL1 iu
dinuceni.nts to hoarders. t runsLent or p~rnea
nilCOt, will tind it a tooII.aitahle. 1ivyOm. Fain
ilis or singric grze ntl Jun can obtanin Jpiea!L.
.mnt roo1i0, and day boarders will be LccIn.
&tieduatrd. slhv M rs. A. H. T.UN roun.
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.Baton Rouge, November 28.-Iu
· the House the standing conrrnittees
were announcedl. and. oin motion of
Mfr. Estlin, the substitute r esolition
ladopted yesterlday, requiring a threN
fourths vote to remove the (Genieral
SAssembly to New Orleans, was recon
sidered and laid on the table, and
Mr. Tap pan's resolution to adjourn
to New ( )rleans by a majority vote
was tlihenll passeid ayes. ;54 noes, 3.
A bill to amend the charter of the
Pelican Fire Insulrance Companyv
was passed through its several read
The Senate's resolution to elect tho
State prilltcr on Monday next was
''The Senate refused to concur ill
the resolution to elect Confed'erate
States Seuators to-day. The house
insists, and a joint (C'omnmittee of
C(oufirenet is appointed.
'The Senate pa:ssed on first read
ing the joint resolution to adjourn to
New (Orleans. A met ion 1made to
suspend the rules for a second rena
The two HIouses met in joilit ses
sion to count tlhe votcs cast for State
Baton lion ;', Novenmber 2.-''Thei
House has adopted a report from the
.Joint (Couni tte(e of Confereunce toI
elect Shiators at 12 o'dlock to-mor
Dec. 2-Th'leo Senate passed Nr. 1
Moore's bill prehihiting the sale of
property under executioni, unless it I
bring thIe full price of its appraised
Th'l'e Senate has also passed Mr.
Salomon's bill reducing thle rates of' (
public printing. It is estimated thlat
this act will save the State 815,000
The Senate has refused to concur
in the resolution of the House for a
joint committee to investigate the ac
counts of the State Tax Collectors
Sin the parish of Orleans.
In tho House, the nct to protect
the property of soldiers in the State
0 and Confederate service was passed
to a Second reading, and referred to
Sthe Judiciarv Co!nnmmittee.
L The Houkie panssed the Senate's
bill to subject the State printer to
r alterations in the rates of compensa
r tion that may hereafter he made by
Mr. Snyder introduced a bill for
the relief of the sheriffs and tax col
l= ectors in the several parishes of the
State, which was referred to the Ju
0 By 3r. Estlin-A bill to enable
the holders of the State bonds to
is temporarily convert them into notes
of circulation, amounting to three
millions of dlollars in the aggregate,
I bearing per cent. interist, redeem
rable in three years, and receivable
SIfor all public dues,- was referred to
the committee on Finance.
By Mr. I)uhn, a bill to revise the
it criminal law was referred to the Ju
By Mir. Coleman-A joint resolu
tion instructing the Finance and
Banking Committee to visit New Or
. leans to confer with the officers of the
bhank, with the view to devising a
mode for the relief of cotton planters.
An amendment was proposed by
Mr. rMasion andt accepted,. instructing
the committee to learn from the banks
upon what terms and at wh:at rate of
Sinterest they will loan to the Stale a
s sim i'" .pecie sutficient to j,11 theI
f Confu. rate war tax. T1'l r.eolIt oe
1 as animnded. was adopted.
1Tom ]3vmmum was "elcteid Stat1"
I printer with scarcely any i epposition.
'The mileage to memilberi: of travel
1 ing committees was re!.uc:>;l. and thxe
payment of actual expen le5 allowed.
The Senate bill :lprcopriating
S2000 for pay of Presidential el.e
The Senate's joint resolution for
the ad journmenit of thle Legislat ure
until Thursday. the 1th inst., was 1
concurred in by a close vote. t
S tanding Conmnittees of the Senate. I
On Electiont-Texada (Gardere,
B arrow, cudlday and Ganitt.
On Cl/ain.s. Leife, Lott and
On LifniJshLd Business. Law
rence, Wilson, Morland, Sanders
On Charitable Institutions. Leefe,
Ilutlington, Loughlborough, Salomon, I
l'atterl5(son, labatut, I)upuv and San
On the Penitentiary. Bufilington,
Moore. Gardere, 'Patterson, ANall,
Weighltman and fGautt. t
On Public Toirks. Laidlaw, 0
Newell, Lawrence, Lott, WVeightmian
and Taylor. I
On, the Judiciar. Moore, Pearce,
Flournoy, Barrow, Texada and I
On tke Military. Labatut, Laid.- t
law, Moreland and Flournoy.
On Finance. Gardere, Pearce, ti
Salomon and Leefe. ( c
On Enrol/cd Bills. Salomon, fe
Gardere, Laidlaw, Barrow and ti
Weigh tman. n
On Commerce, Mamnfactures and p
Agriclture. Lott, Wilson, Sanders,
tr Tote and Taylor.
a On Parochial Afairs. Moore.
:-Moreland, Loughborough, Wilson
s and Tf'ete.
On Public Education. Pearce,
t Lawrence, Patterson and Leefe.
e On the State Library. Newelle,
a Buftlington and 'Taylor.
o On Banks and Banking. Salo
mon, Gardere, Newelle, Labatut,
S'texada and Scudday.
o On Am ndments to the Constitution.
Barrow and Texada.
S On Auditing and Supervising the
Expenses if ties State. Laidlaw,
r Labatut and Wall.
The Hero of StrawBerry Plains.
-We are gratified to learn that
- .James Keelan. the hero who so Sal
lantly defended and saved the bridge
at Strawberry Plains, in recovering,
though his wounds were at fist con
sidered mortal. He lost his left hand
entirely, and his right is seriously
and permanently injured, Mr' Keel
- an is a poor man, with a large family.
A fund is being raised for the purpose
of purchasing a small farm for them,
and we understand about eight hun
dred doliars have alredy been sub
- srcibed and paid.-Atenis Post.
Reorery of a Missing Gun.-A
scouting party from Capt. White's
company-the 'lTenuessee Mounted
Ritles, from this city-while on du y
on the Missouri shore, opposit a Col
umbus, on T''hursday last, found one
of the missing pieces of the Louisiana
Watson battery, sunk in the smalli
lake west ot the battle field. It
was throught that the enemy hadl
su(ceet,- vi in c'rryvi g off two lpices,
iat hie d'iscovery shows that ill the
hurry of their retreat ft-rot tli Veen-j
,xeaict a I our gallant bots. they
SninlI it Inee ssnrIV to aalindor the
tro phy. Stroung expectatollonss i:t
ithat the iernainin gpiece will be forime
in the samne neighborhood, and the
.- plealid battery be again on ditty as
was originally intended by the gent
tlan tin tough whose munificence it
;was placeed in service. If these
hopees are realized the de-ralists
who were engaged in the battle of
1elmoilnit, will be destitute of any
token of their succezs in the early
part of tile (lay.
From 'T'exa..-T he Weatherford
Whiteiman svays that on the 1st inst.,
a detaehmetnt of Capt. Carry's cotn
pany oft Rangers overhauled a party
ot twenty Indians near the head of
Peas river, who they ininiediatelyV
attacked, killing four and wounding
CveeratLl others. Two of the whites
were slightly wounded. Several
horses were recovered, whikh had
been stolen by the red rascals.
Gen. TV II. T lcalker.-Tn re
spotise to a letter from Gov. Brown,e
tendtiring (.en. Walker the position
of brigadier-general of the Georgia
State troops, the latter writes as fol- f
Ai:GUSTA, Nov. 20 1861.
His Excellency, J. E. Brown:
1)EAR SIR: I accept with pride
tie position of Brigadier-General,
which you have in such flattering
terms tendered me. The position of
General on the Potomac I resigned
for reasons seth forth in my resigna
tion. The rank of General I would
inever allow to be degraded in my 1
person. I am rejoiced that the rank (
a, of major-general has been bestowed
on my gallant and chivalrous friend,
e. Gen. Jackson, and it will he my pride
n to serve under him, and to render
him all the aid in my power in pre
e, serving the soil of Georgia intact.
from the ruthless footsteps of the in
With such a dashing leader backed
e- by the noble and gallant men of
t, Georgia, who will combat for-all that
is dear and sacred, our wives and lit
. tie ones can lie under their own vine
and fig tree with none to make them
Allow we to thank you for the high
(and underserved) appreciation you
place upon my character as a soldier,
and to assure you that at a moment'
notice I will he ready to battle fw
I am, with great regard,
Your obedient servant,
W. H. T. WALKER.
SWhat They Expect to Do.-Thl
- Cincinnati Commercial, Nov. 19, tell
us that thirty-two regiments lately
'in Western Virginia and Missouri
Swill soon be in Central and Western
Kentucky, while at least twenty regri
ments from the Northwestern States
camps will be promptly sent across
the Ohio. These forces will swell
Sthe Federal army in Kentucky to
I about 120,000, with which it expect
- ed to penetrate through the -Cumber
land Gap, drive Buckner across tier.
Cumberland, and "come down th'
Mississippi in a grand expedition.'
as the Commernicial has it. Great. i,
The Situatioi at Boiwliz'.t Grecn.
Th'l'e iMemphis Appeal, of Sunday.
We are pleased to learn from an
a-nIl aintance, who left Bowling Greto
I'in 'i'hursday evening, that the de
fence-s at that point are progression
in a liost satisfactory manner. Ger.a.
Joh nston and Buckner, while th ,v
have lpreserved their equanimit'.
have still been energetic and labor
ous. T'lhey now have an excellently
iarmned and well appointed arm,
tsuticientlv large in numbers to hold
their position, without fear of a suc
cessfutl flank movement, against at
least t0,000 inen. The enemy only
have 50,000, all told, between Gresn
River and Louisville.
The timber has been cut away fer
three or four miles around Bowling
Green, so as to give our batteries -
fair sweep at the Ilessians and pre:
vent thete from resorting to thei.
favorite style of warfaire, i. e., "bush
The impression amoug some of ou
ofiicers, we learn, is that the maul
attack tof the enemy will be made at
Bowling Green, and that the threat.
eued movement on Columbus is a
At the time our informant left. a
fight was whispered of in military
circles as not very far distant.
At the Book-store of Messrs. Hy
ams and Bro., will be found a lot ci
toys of every description. Give them
a call and see the sights.
1-re in Fermaadina..-The town c:
Fernandina, Fla., was visited by a
destructive conflagration on the l7tO
instant, and property to the amount
of $16,000 consumed. Five valu
ble houses were burnt, with the most
of their contents.