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SHREVEPORT SEMI-WEEKLY NEWS.
__ub_' SHREVEPORT, FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 1862. Volume I
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ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
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Office w/h L. Xi. Sittt, cornrr oJ
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EJItET 7'1. CRAIG6,
Attorney and Counselor at Law,
Office, ,ojpI*itc Post 9;i1-
SIItI VI:I'oRT, LA.
\Vill pl.rcticer in tl- C(our~ts of
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Attorneys & Counsellors at Law.
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TELEG A1 PHIC.
flag on the ( aI.itail is at lIalt niast.
Tlhe lExainiiner has a special di>
patch tromil Chatrlh :si the 17thi, which
reports liit aiIl tlhe Yuiik*. vesse.l
have left iort IH fal, prolbably to co.
opjeralte with llurioide.
Mobilejci aii long tc Moble ad h
Railroad wa:- Iiniiited this uatterooiii,
aniil i i ll liell iin o rat ifnll 'it iiioIn n
iiext. Thlis c')iphl-lt( thle line 1 e
tweeni Noljile and New I rleans, via
JackSOni anid iMeridiaxi.
I ~igiodj 1.).lFLA.N i:n . Suip't.
Thle coiipilitioin (i the above l ine
is very oppjiortune. at that this june
tiure, as lie Yankees, Ihavinii coji
plete pO5si5isiin utf tlhe doundl, nlay
(cdstrioy the coast line at anyv tiu'imient.
liepi jtI *r..
Wilmington, Jan. I.-A letter
from Newvbern, dated 17th, fromii a re
liable sosrce, says: ''A steamer has
ports forty-thlire. vessels at HJatteras,
anid their supposedi destination is
Roinioke Island or Newber.u.'
IRiclnoiionl, Jain. 18.-T'hie state
mIents, published in ltue $outhierin
papers, that the ( Gladiator nnd iar
rtiv&d in a Siuih\liern port, also that
Gen. Van I)orn was seriously injured
by a fall from his horse, are both un
Nashvillo *Jan. iS.-'I'he city is
full of rumors, hut there is nothing
reliable from Forts Henry anti l)on
[A private telegraph to a gentle
man of this city says that the enemy
are in force in the neighbiorhood of'
those forts; that there is a move
ment of troops in all directions to
meet them, and that we are on the
sve of a great battle.-Eds. Pic.]
Capt. Wharton has been elected
Colonel of the Texas Rangers. In
accepting the position, he said Col.
Terry's death must be avenged before
leaving Kentucky. Five companies
>f Rangers, under the command of
Col. Wharton, have gone as scouts to
the vicinity of Green River.
- The sixty day Mississippi troops
have returned home from Bowling
Nashville, Jan. 20.-A correspon
dent of the Nashville Union and
e. American, writing from Fort Henry
on yesterday morning, says three
Federal gunboats came within three
p or four miles of the Fort on Saturdayy,
and fired twenty-two shots from be
hind an island three miles below the t
) Fort, all of which fell short more I
d. than a mile. T'hey then retired. It
has since been ascertained that they
laInded 2500 troops at a ferry two
ar miles below the Fort. t
er It is understood there are between¬
8000 and 10,000 Federals marching r
fromt Maytield, either upon Fort
g. Henry or Paris, Tennessee.
Gen. Van Dorn passed through this
= city yesterday en route for Bowling
Green, whlence, it is understood, he
D1 will proceed to the extreme Western a
division to take comlnuand.
5o Nashville, .an. 20.-The Federal e
movement up the Tennessee and t
is Cumbnerland rivers must have beeni I
' intendedi as a feint. They fired *a
"I few shells from their gunhoants into
u- the woods below Fort Henry, but did
not come within range 41f the gunls of s
ar the fort. The latest intelligence is, b
'. that no Federals were near. Their n
n- gunboats came witlin three or four c
Illiles of Fort Donelson, on the Cum
ShIlerl:.nd river, on Saturday, but after
11 firing a few ineffectual shots returned. a
Batoln Rouge, Jan. 18.-In the g
e1 neate the bill for the relief of cotton
1 planters passed its final reading-ayes
. 17, noes l.. It goes to thle House
tor conlcurrence in two or three
Gen. McClellan was out yesterday.
:Ind attending to business during a 1]
portionl of the day. The staft' of
Gen. McClellan, the (jiuarternmaster's J.
dlepiartment iand the hospital authori
ties, have been unu ual\ ieti've for ,j
5ouioe days, in(dieatinHg a:ll imlportalnt
- mlOveenllt in some direction. 1
( Our :atruy in \\estern Virginia
contilnues active. A brilliant aflairis '%
itllnnollllced to have taken place at
I Bhu's (;ap, east of Romney, at day- IN
break on Tuesday miorni ug, when a
detachllment of Gen. Kellvs forces, w,
- e uulnanded by COl. Dunning, of' the
Iit ( )hio regiment, attacked 2000 of L.
the etnlv, routing theui completteley.
The rebels lost iftecii killed, two 01
pieces of cnuInon, their Wagons etc.,
twenty prisoners, including one conl
nissionlleld othficer, Were ca'ptured.
None of the UniOn soldier's were killed.
A tforce of 3f00 Uniion troops, beleong- 2d
ing to the 321 (Ohio regiment, under J.
conmtnanti of Capt. Lacey, dispatched W
hby (:en. Miilrov into Tucker county, J.
dispersed four Ilhunlldred rebels, and
captur'ed a large quantity of stores, a ham
comlnnissarv, a first lieutenant and a cot
private soldier. Four of the rebels
were fSundl (lead on the field, anld a ilnE
large number of woiunded. At last
aIccounts the Uniol troops were in rid
hot pursuit of the fugitives. Iii
We have no intelligence respecting );a
the mnovemenits of the rebels on the 7th
upper Potomac, except tllhat a report (_a
was current at Wheeling yesterday Au
that the enemy's forces were in f1ill re
treat from Hancock. B.
We have no intelligence from tihe Th
flotilla on the lower l'otomiiac. The Ewi
navigation of the river is still unob-.Jol
structed by ice. Thie steamer King
Philip, with her iron armor, kept the Vil
channel open at the navy yard. Diu
M. Thouvencl's dispatch to tile Dmu
French minister at Washington had Jol
been carefully considered by the
English press, and gave great appar
0P5 ent satisfaction to the government of
ling Great Britain. `The London Times
on- asks, with England and France united, I
and what third power would dare to differ
nry with their decision? And yet Eng- 1
ree land is very suspicous of her next 4
ree door nuighber, and the Tiuhnes gives a E
be- reason why Napoleon's offer of arbi
the tration was not accepted by Eng- I
ore land. I
It Secretary Chase's financial report I
y excited some amount of ridicule from 7
the English press, who thought the 9
en great country of inunense rivers, gi- s
ing gantic mountains, terrific waterfalls,
ort etc., could not halve gotten out so vast
hi a scheme. I
ing The furneral of Prince Albert en- J
he gaged the principal portion of the
ern space of the London journals, to the k
oral exclusion of all other news except 2
iud that retferring to America.-New S
;ta York Herald, 9th. V
"a 1] I
is Cmfederate Congress-First Set- 1
Iof sio.-T'he following is a list of mem
is, bers of the first Congress of the Per- 2
cir manent Congress of the Confederate 41
,ur States, which meets in February next. h
"- Those marked with an asterisk (*)
d.are members of the Provisional Con- G
lie gress: J4
on SENATE. St
Aas Aabama-Wm. L. Yancey, C. C. G
se Clay, Jr. 8t
Arkansas-Robt. W. Johnson,* C. C
B. Mitchell. B.
Florida-James 31. Baker, A. E. J
y. Georgia-Robert Tombs,* B.
of I ntucky-HIenry C. Burnett, Wm.
'S E. Simms.
i- Louisiana-Edward Sparrow,* T. i
or f. Simumes. sc
It Th1ississippi-A. (. Bro"wn, James lho
in M1issowri-.John B. Clarke, R. L. ti
at Nor t/ Carolina-(i eurge pI)ei., pe
v. \WVi. 1'. 1)ortch. M
a &r/t C' arolina-Robt. W. Barn- `V
, well,* James L. Orr.* wl
i Tenneisseec-Gustavus A. Henry, i
of Laudon C. HLaynes.
v. Tcxr.is-Lewis T. %Vigfall, W. S. W
o ()ldhlun. to
irg inia-(Not yet elected.)
Itl'tsK OF REPRES.ENTATrIVEs.
1. A/labama-lst D)ist-T'. J. Foster, I
- 2d W. It. Smith, 3d J. P. lalls, 4th "O
r J. L. M. Curry,* 5th F. S. Lyon, 6tlh
tip'. P. Chilton,' 7th 1). Clopton, btlih lik
J, . L. Pugh, 9th E. S. 1)argan. voi
d1 Arkansas--lst Dist-G. A. Gar
a land, 2dd Jamnes M. Patterson. (In.- br
a complete.) no
S Flrida-lst D)ist-Jas. B. Dawk
a ins, 2d IR. B. Hilton. wh
t Georgia-1st Dist-Julian Hart- air
i ridge, 2d ChIas. ,J. 3Munnerlvn, 3d cur
Ilimes IHolt, 4th Aug. If. Kenau,* 5th ted
1David W. Lewis, 6th W. W. Clark, er.
e 7th Robert P. Trippe, Sth Lucius J. tnt
-t (Aartrcll, 9th Hardy Strickland, 10th
4 Aug. R. Wriglft.
B. Monroe, J. I1. Ford, John J. ab
Sf Thom . 1). Bturnett, George W. -Z
Ewing, Geo. B. Hodges, Thomas the
- Johliison. o
$ Louisiana-Ist Dist--Charles J. No
L' Villere, 2d Charles M. Conrad,* 3d a cl
Duncan F. Kenner,* 4th Lucien J. hay
e Dupre, 5th Henry Marshall,* 6th oe
I John Perkins, Jr.* mal
ii Mississippi-lst Dist--J W Clapp, ste't
ar- 2d Reuben Davis, 3d Israel Welch,
of 4th H. C. Chambers, 5th O. R. Sin
ies gleton, 6th E. Barkedale, 7th John J.
fer Missouri-lst Dist-W. N. Cook,
ig- 2d T. C. Harris, 3d Caspar W Bell,
sxt 4th Adam H. Condon, 5th G.G. West,
a 6th L. W. Freeman, 7th John Hyer.
bi- North Carolina-1st. Dist-W. N.
ig- H. Smith,* 2d R. R. Bridges, 3d 0.
R. Keenan, 4th T. D. McDowell, 5th
)rt A. H. Arrington, 6th J. R. McLean,
>m 7thThos.S.Ash, 8th William Lander,
he 9th B. S. Gaither, 10th A. D. David
Is, South Carolina- 1st Dist-John
Lest McQueen 2d W. Porcher Miles,* 3<l
L. M. Adger, 4th M. L. Bonham, thl
n- James Farran, 6th W. W. Boyee.*
he Tennessee-lst Dist-Jos. B. Heis
he kell, 2d W. G. Swann, 3d W. II.
pt Tibbs, 4th E. L. Gardiner, 5th Henry
w S. Foote, 6th 31. P. Gentry, 7th G;.
W. Jones, 8th Thos. Menees, 9th .1.
D. C. Atkins,* 10th Tno. V. Wright,
. 11th D. M. Currin.*
o. Texas-lstDist-John A. Wilcox,
r- 2d C. C. Herbert, 3d P. W. Gregg,
to 4th S, B. F. Sexton, 5th 31. D. Gra
:t. ham, 6th W. B. Wright.
) Virginia-lest Dist-M. R. H.
- Garnett, 2d John R. Chambliss, 3d
John Tyler, 4th Roger A. Pryor,
5th Thomas S. Bocock,* 6th John
). Goode, jr., 7th James P. Holcombe,
8th D. C. Dejarnett, 9th Wm. Smith,
S10th Alex. R. Boteler, 11th John 13.
Baldwin, 12th Walter R. Staples,*
13th Walter Preston,* 14th Albert (G.
Jenkins, 15th Robert Johnston,* 16th
Charles W. Russell.*
Called to Preach.
The papers tell a story of a niem
b-r of the Primitive Baptist persuu
sion, who, ambitions of ministerial
honors, was once praying in the
woods for some Divine manifesta
tion of a call to preach. While so
engaged, a John Donkey set up one
of those cries for which his race is
Speculiar, which Walker mistook for
an affirmative reply to his appeal.
Whereupon, he applied for license.
when the following colloquy occur
red between hinm and the interrogat
Pastor. Do you believe, brother
Walker, that you are called of God
to preach, as was Aaron?
WT'ldker, Most sartainly I does.
P. Give the church, that is, the
brethren, the proof.
TV. I was mightily diffikilted, and
I was determined to go into the
woods and wrastle it out.
P. That is it brother Walker.
TV And while tharwrastlin, Jacob
like, I hearn one of the curiousest
voices I ever hearn in my horned
P. You are on the right track.
brother Walker. Go on with your
TV couldn' tell for the life o' me
whether the the voice was up in the
air or down in the sky, it sounded :
P. Poor cretur! how he was diffikil
ted. Go on to norrate,brother Walk
er. how did it appear to sou:nd
TV Why this away : "Waw
wnaw-ker! Waw-wnw-ker! Go preach
go preach, go preach, go preach, go
Ipreach-ee, go preach,-ah, go preach
P. LBruthering and sisters, that's
the right sort of a call. Enough said
brother Wnalker. That's none of
your college calls, nor money calls.
No doctor ov divinity ever got such
a call as that. Brother Walker must
have license fur sartin and far sure.
The license was granted, the story
goes, and Walker is now doubtles
making the mountains ring with his