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Physical Resources of the
Confederaoy.
From the Richmond Whig.
The idea has been expressed abroad
and studiously enforced at the North,
that the resources of the Confederate
States, as to arms bearing men are
on the point of exhaustion. Many
well-meaning people among ourselves
have yielded to the delusion, not less
from a certain natural timorousness,
than because of the pertinacity with
which the Yankees -'have insisted on
an assertion so replete with encour
agement and consolation. There can
be no doubt that a belief of this kind
has had a powerful influence in re
conciling the Yankees to a contin
uance of the war; and just as little
doubt that a year of the same kind,
not perhaps strengthened into a be
lief has produced whatever of des
pondency and distrust exists aming
cur own people. And yet no pro
position is more eroueous than
.·at the Confederacy is exhaunsted,
or even nearly exhausted, of its arms
bearing population. Onu the contrarvy,
we have around u. in profuse abuRn
dance the materials of which armies -
are composed; in an abundance in
deed quite sufficient to enable us not
only to maintain our armies at their
present standard of effectiveness, lbut
to tut into the field a force surpass
ing any that has yet been put under I
arms on either side.
'To prove this fact, we have only
to refer to the statistics of the Unitedi
States census, and compare its data
with an estima' e of actual losses, and
diminution of resources evidently
satlicient to cover all decrease in our
supply of arms-bearing men. rliThe
task is one of 'some labor; but its re
cults are so satisfactory as to compen
sate amply for all the trouble be-,
,;towed on it. Without farther pre
face we proceed to our demuonstra
tions.
The following table shows the
whole population of the Confederate
States, excluding Missouri and Ken
tucky, as determined by the United
States Census of 1860:
Total White White Males.
Alabama 526 431 265 190
Arkansas 324 191 171 477
Florida 77 748 41 128
Georgia 591 588 30: 066
Iouisiana 357 629 189 648
Mississippi 353 901 186 273
North Carolina 631 100 313 670
So-'thCarolina 291 388 146 1610
Tennessee 826 722 422 779
Texas 421 294 228 665
Virginia 1 047 411 428 842
--
5 419,373 2 799,818
Of this number of males. those be
tween the ages of 17 and 50 are rep
resented by the following table, the
calculations of which are based on the
"" expectation of life," in the State of
Maryland. the only test we have at
hand. Whatever may be the varia
tion from this standard, tlhe practical
deductions are quite near enough to
the truth for our purpose. The right
hand column shows the number that
have arrived at the age of 17 since
1860 :
Between 17 and 50.
Alabama 225 400 32,420
Arkansas 79 100 2,582
Florida 19 000 4,932
Georgia 129 300 36,120
Louisiana 87 500 22,692
Mississippi 86 100 22,344
North Carolina 145 000 37,632
South Carolina 67 500 17.532
Tennessee 195 100 50,672
Texas 107 600 27,420
Virginia 148 100 59,3901
1,299,760 331.656
331.656
1,631.856
Deducting from these numbers the I
natural average mortality of four
years- that is to say, 200 000 men
and we have a figure equivalent to
the number of fighting men now re
maining in the Confederacy, leaving
out of account the mortality attribu
table to the war.
The accounts thus far stand thus :
Number between 17 and 50 in
1860 1,299 700
Arrived at 17 ince 1860 331 656
1,631 :356
Deduct natural mortality 200,000
Aggregate remainder 1 431,356
-To fad out the number remaining
Volume 1. SHERVEPORT, THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 1865. Number B
.... .. : - r . .. i . _ mu :. , Y A P iGm ..... . - "rbs
within the actual limits of the Con
federacy, and under the control of our
laws, we must make considerable de
duction from these figures. Our es
timates stand as follows :
DItDUCT ION.
Between 17 and 50 arr'd 17 since
Arkansas & 39 500 10 266
Louisiana & 42 750 11 346
Tennessee V 65 033 16 890
Virginia d 124 050 29 680
272 333 68 182
68,182
340 515
Such additions as may be made to
the above by under estimates for the
States named, and by ommnissions for
otlhers, will be more than counter
balanced by recruits from Kentucky,
Maryland and Missouri. and refugees
from other portions of our territory
now in the hands of the enemy.
We come now to another necessa
ry computation. for which facilities
ought to exist, but for which, unfor
tunately we do not possess the relia
ble data. We mlann the number of
men killed in battle, or who have
died of disease, or who have been per
manently disabled by the casualties
of war. It is useless to attempt even
an approximation to absolute precis
ion in an estimate of this kind. We
can only assume a number, which, in
all reasonable probability, must in
clude the true number. If we as
sume, for instance, that the casual
ties in Gen. Lee's army for this cam
paign have amounted to 35,000, we
sha:ill exceed w!hat we know to be the
truth. It we suppose, of this num
ber, 5000 to have bIeen killed, awl
5000 p.ermanent ly disabled by wounds
we' have, fr the armyv. a rehdyction of
10,000. If we'n ssumlle ane equal uninm
her for the army of T'l'e.nn.e-ssee, and
-till anotler ee lll nunller for the.
other arteies of the (',onltidetraivy. we
shell hlave 30.0010 as thle tig ere' within
which emust he inchdetd the' mInnber
of killed and perlmnently disabled.
Admitting extraordinary elisea:se.s
-that is to say, disease,s a 'ributabl,
e.ntirely to the' meilitary service, and
thlerefore nlot to be estitnat.ed in the
ordinary mortality, to exce'ed the'
above number by 50 peir cent., and we
have 45,000 as expr.'ssive of thee re
dttction, during the year of 75,000
men. liut this year 'ins ,been fe'rtile
in casualtiees thanl either of the for
vmer years of the war. InI the first
year the losse's in battle were anbiest
nothing. In the sece,nd and third
ye'ar thley were, lperhaps, nearly as
large as in this one.. Let ute, there
foree, adopt thIle follwing e.stilmoate of
los-es incurred since the beginning
of the war :
1561, .0,000
183,. 60.000(
1164, 75.000
Total actual loss, 225,080
Fromll tlhetse premises we construct
the fillowing table :
No. bet'n 17 &60 in 1s60 1,209,600
Arrived at 17 since 1860 231,656
1,61l 3613
Deduct for ordinary mortal
ity 200,000
For population within the
enenmy's line's, 340,145
For loste,.s inll battle and by
unusual diseases' 225,000
Remainder, 865 14 1
Deduct 10 per cent. for ex
elnptions for disability
and other causes,
S6,5:3 £
Prisoners in tile enemy's
hands, 50,000
Subject to military duty 729,257
Thus it will be seenL that making
all allowances for death from ordina
ry and extraordinary causes, and for
the dimunition of the ereaof our pop
ulation, there imust be at this nomnent
within the Confederacy and subijec't
to the control of our laws more than
700,000 arms bearing men. ,We
have, in our estimate, made no al
lowance for those who anns|ually Irass
beyond the age of 50, because tleir
number is small, and, moreover, they
are still capable of service in the Re
serve's. But we will make a still
tfurther deduction of 5 per cent. to
cover the number of those whlo have
left the country. 'Thlis nnumber,
amounting to 36,4.52, is muchl too
large, but it will serve to compensate
for defticiencie that may exist in
other estimcate's of probable deduc
tions. We findl, tlhen, at last, tlat
we have now a force of 692,76.: tighlt
ingmen. If of these one out of
every three be detailed fer such pur
poses as the President may deem
necessary, admitting that the p'-wer
of detail remain in his handes. ,er
army in the fieeld shoeuld clnsist of
461.86131 men at least, or a lagre
force, we' candidly believe, thlan thle.
,,nem' y had ever brolghlt against uie
at one timne. At all events, it is
e much larger than any foce, we have
ever lhad undelr arms, andc is amiele
comnpetent not only to de'f'e'ed tile
i coentry. but to tutrn back the tide of
devastation acro3A the border, and re
doem those States which have al
ready been overnrun. Our statement,
however, would not be complete j
without showing the resources at our
command for replenishing our armies.
''his consists in the number of youths
passing annually from 16 to 17 years
of age, and will be found expressed
in the following table :
Alabama, 8,105
Arkansas, 2,422
Florida, 1,333
Georgia. 9,336
Louisiana, } 2,836
Mississippi, 5,586
North Carolina, 9,408
South Carolina, 4,383
Texas, 6,855
Tlennessee, 4,180 1
Virginia, 7,420
-- I
Total, $2,467
From which it will be seen that i
otr net loss is about 12,000 men, at t
the high rate assumed for this year. I
Address of Gen. N. B. Forrest
to his Troops.
So.wmas I The old campaign is
ended, and your Commanding Gen
eral deems this an appropiate occa- t
sion to speak of the steadiness, self- i
denial and patriotism with which you
have borne the hardships of the past t
year. The marches and labors you t
hIve performed during that period
will find no parallel in the history of
this war.
On the 24th day of December there
were, three thousand of you, uirnor- I
ganized and undisciplined, at .Jack
so,,n. Tennesse, only four hundrred of
whorn were armed. Yrou were sur
round(.d by fifte'ten thousand of the
.zeeroy, Vwhoi w,'re congratulatin;,
the.ms,lves on your certain capture. ..
.You started out with your artillery, t
wagonit trains, and a large number of t
cattle, which you succeeded in bring
ing through, since which time youn
have fought and won the following
battles-battles which will enshrine t
your nam'es in the hearts of your t
countrymen, i.nd live in history, an
imnprishable'molutulnent to your prow- I
ess Jack's Creek, Estinaula, Sum-
mnerville, (O)kalona, Union City, l'a- I
ducah, Fort Pillow, Bolivar, Tisho
mingo ('reek, Harrisburg, Hurricane
Creek, Memphis, Athens, Sulphur t
(:reek, Pulaski, Carter's Creek, Co- t
lurmbia and Jacksonville are the fields t
upoln which you have won fadeless I
iminwtality. For twenty-six days,
front the time you left "loreince, on
21st of November, to the 26th of )Ie
certiber, you were. constantly engaged
with the enemy, antl endured the
hunger, cold and labor incident to
that arduous campaign without a
rmu-rmur. To', sun up, in brief, your 1
trimriphs during the, past year, you I
have fought fifty bhattles; killed anl 1
captured sixteen thousand of the cm.t -
moy, captured two thousand horses
and mules, sixty-seven pieces of ar
tillery, four gunboats, fourteinr trans- t
ports, twenty barges, three hundlred
wagons, fifty ambulances, ten thlous
antd stand of small arms, forty block- i
houses, de.stro,vyd thirty-sixty rail
road bridge.s, two hutldr,.d miles of t
railroad, six engines, one. hundred
cars. and fifteen millions dollars worth
of property.
In the accomnplislhmn.nt of this great
work, you were' occasionally- s-t:aidin
ed by ether troops, who joined l, n in
the fight, but your regular nutmbter
never exceeded five thousand, two
thousand of whom have been killed
or wounuded, whil,, in prisoners youl
have lost abort two hundred.
It' your courrse, has rbeen marked by
the graves of the patriotic heroes, I
who have fallen by your side, it has,
at thre same time, been more plainly j
marked by the blood of the invader.
WVhile you simpathize with the
friends of the fallen, your sorrows
should be app.eased by the knowl
,ledge that tlhey fe.ll as brave men, bat
tling'ffr all that makes life worth
living for.
Soldiers ! you now rest for a short
time from your labors. During the
respite prepare for future action.
Your commanding General is ready
to lead you again to the defente of
the common cause, andti he appeals to
yn by a reunembratncr of tIhe glories
of your past career; your desolato
hIoll.ms; your insultCed women and
suff;,ring childrentr; and above all, by
the memory of your dead comrades
-to yield a ready obedience to dis
cipline, and to buckle on your armor
anaw for thle tight. Bring with you
thIre soldier's saftst arrnor-a deter
ruination to fight while thie enemy
pollutes your soil--to fight uIntil in
dependence shall have been aehi,'ved
-to tight for hom,. children, liberty
andl all out hold dear.
Show to t hIe world t he sttuprhttman
and srublime sirit with which a pe
pl,. mray be insptiredl when tighlting
t;r the inestimoable boon of liberty.
ie not allr, re, Ivy the syren song of
Ipoace, t;,fr the.r' can bte Io lpetae savet
ulpon ottr separate independnlt Ir;a
tionality. You can ntevi'r again unite
with thosie who have mntrdered 'your
sons, outraged your helpless families, t
and with demoniac malice, wantonly .1
destroyed your property, and to sub- t
Jugate or annihilate the freenmen of a
the South, would stamp with infamy v
the names of your gallant dead, and
the livlng heroes of this war. Be 1
patient, ebedient and earnest, and a
the day is not far distant when you C
can return to your homes, and live a
in the full fruition of freemen atound r
the old family altar. a
N. B. FORREST, t
Major General. a
Comd'g Dist. Miss., & E. La. v
[From Flake's Bulletin.1
We have received a New Orleans p
paper of the 8th, containing the fol- 0
lowing additional news : b
'r. Win. M. Gwia.-We see it 0
stated on the authority of the Times, tl
of Mazatlan, Mexico, which must be "
an English paper, that the depart- fi
ment of Sonora and Sinaloa are both I1
to be opened to European and Ameri- u
can emigrants, under the charge of h
I)r. Win. M. Gwin, former U.S. Sen
ater from California. The colonies
are to be protected by French troops.
This statement makes the original
story of cession of territory to France, 1
at least for the purpose of sale to re
imnburse advances, quite plausible. fi
Fifty emigrants, supposed to be g
the vanguard of 20,000 more from g
the Western part of the United w
States, had arrived at Orizaba. in t]
IMexico. These come with their ag- tl
ricultural implements, blooded ani- tt
mals, and capital sulfficient to go to I
work. The municipality of Vera c
Cruz have assigned to these useful t,
emigrants the municipality lands n
near Cordova. Besides these, thirty t
California emigrants had arrived at I
'epic. 'Th ie reported 400 more oni I
itheir way, and that the greatest en- 1
thuisiasm prevailed in California c
respecting emigration to Mexico. t
a
Maj. West's Letter.
In a week or two from this date i
tihe peoIple will begin to put a proper I
eatimate upon the value of the letter s
ofiMajor West. It seems that the e
higher oflicrs of (General E. Kirby g
Smnith's staff ( Major West and Colo- I
iel ;Guy M. Blryan) are sounding the
public sentiment of the 'I'rans-Mis- (
sissippi Department, on the assumnp
tion that the rebel cause is lost. Can c
they dare to do so without the sanc
tion of Gen. Smith ?-N. O. Inde- I
pendent. f
As Maj. West's letter seems to have (
attracted mnore than unusal attention,
we republi-sh an editorial from the1
Houston Telegraph in relation to the
Major and his letter.
" We publish a communication
from Major C. S. West, relative to
his recent letter to Austin, which has
been thei subject of much curiosity,
interest, gossip and animadversion
for several weeks past. t
Major West's present communica
tion is not only unexceptionable, but I
commnendable. Opinions may ditTf-r
from it on particular points, but its
entire tone and spirit are patriotic,
evincing the right devotion to our r
cause, and containing g:,od practical "
sugg..stions. )f his tidelity to our
struggle for independence, we have
never entertained the sliglhest doubt,
though we are glad to know that in
our defence there are those of more (
steadiness of ideas and hopefuliess ~
of 'chlaracter.
Ili l, tter to Austin we read and
condemned. It was evidently pe'nn
,id in a d.spmond.ent, gloomy im,ment,
when a seat in tihe Texas Legislature
seemed to be, more useful than con
tinuance in the military service. It
was a politic letter to secure that ob
ject-at a time when the feelings and
tempers of men were such that a po
lite letter to one with whom he " did t
not agree in public sentiment on
many matters," was extremely liable
to mlisinte'rpretation ly, all who should
see it, and consequently to do mis
chief rather than good. This, ac
cordingly has been the case; and in
stead of being understood, and valued
as an electioneering document, it has
been regarded as a State paper of the
most ominous impotrt. The most un
due importance has been attaclhed to
it. ''Those unfriendlly to our cause
Ihave magnitied it irinto an evidence of
tihe speedy collapse of thet' ' rebellion;'
those devoted to our cause, especially
those who have not read the letter,
but have seen some pt-rson, who saw
another man, who had heard all
about it, have magnified it into some
deeply laid, dreadfrl and diabolical
schelne.
Of one thing we needed no assur
ance irom Major WVest, because we
knew it as if it had been confirmed
to uIs by Hloly Writ, and that was,
that (h-n. Smith had no privity with
Miajor West's flank Imovemeint to
wards; the Legislature, or with any of
thlir opinions, feelings, or intimnations
on which it was based. We are jltst
as capable ot distrust of RIobert E.
lie as of Kirby Smith. 1The one not
mire than thle other, is tile soul of
honor, conscientiousncss and fidelity
to the sternest, strictest dit'r. Gen.
Jo. Jobsthiton fitly designated him
the Chevalier Bayard of the Southern
army-whose spotleis escutcheon
was satns pear et satn retticAe,
We are the personal friend of Maj.
West. Our State has few gentlemen I
of a higher order of talent, of more
c:apacity for usefulness, or of such
agreeable traits of character. Our
remarks on his letter to Raymond c
are such as we feel to be due from
the magnitude it has been made to t
assume. We haveextentiated, iwhilst b
we have not set down aught in mal- u
ice. He committed a b'under. In-.
forinationl acquired by his official
position, or deriving weight from his o
official position, ought not to have t
been commtanicdted, or commented f
on in such an oracular manner to
those from whom he disagreed in t
" public sentiment." But there are
few men more likely to realize quick
ly, and repair as fully as possible any
unlucky blunder into which he may
have tripped.
Religious Toleration in Mexico. a
MATAMOROS, MEXICO, I
March 8th, 1865. t
Editor Houston Telegraph t
At the request of a number of
friends, and for the information and
gratification of the protestant reli
gious readers of your paper, I for
ward you the correspondence between
the Rev. Dr. Wm. S. Langdon and 0
the Political Prefect of this District, a
touching the question of " Religious ?
Toleration" in the Empire, and the
concession of the privilege to pro
testant ministers, and congregations
of all denominations, to celebrate i
their religious views in the most amn- c
ple and unrestricted manner through- f
out Mexico, under the guarantee and
protection of the government. The
corr'espondence speaks fir itself, and
the liberal and enlightened policy inn- 1
augurated by the Emperor, not only
in reference to religion, but to inter
nal improvements, and the civil and a
pol itical economy of the country, forel i
shadows an auspicious reign, in the e
establishment of a strong but libera-!
government, with a prosperous and
happy people.
Dr. Langdon is a minister of the i
Curnberland Presbyterian Chuch; I
was formerly editor of the " Banner
of Peace," published at Nashville, t
Tennessee, but for the last two years t
has resided in Texas. His many
friends throughout the South will be f
glad to hear that he has been accord- i
ed the privilege of preaching the 1
protestant faith in this hitherto ex- i
clusively Roman Catholic, but now i
more liberal country.
Very respectfully,
J. r'. DRAKE.
MATA.IOROs, MEpxIco, Feb. 25, '45.
To the Political Prefect,
District of Matamoros :
I am a minister of the Gospel, from
the Confederate States of America.
and Chaplain of the Se-nate of Texas,
I am here temporalily under the pro
tection of the flag of the Empire of
Me.xico, and find quite a number of
Americans and others here who hold
religious views similar to my own.
Thly have invited me to preach to
them as I may have opportunity dur
ing my stay there.
I have been informed that while
the Catholic is recognized by your
Government as the established Church
of the Empire, yet that other denom
inations of Christians will hbe protect
ed in their own peculiar modes in the
worship of God. It' this be so, I
wish a permit to holhi religions ser
vices to-morrow in the building ad
jouining the (ounfederate hotel, on
Comurnrcial street and elsewhere in
the city, as I. may be able during my i
stay here. Ihut I will not do so, if it
is in any way contrary to the laws of
this Imperial Government, as I wish
in all things here, as elsewhere, to be
subject to the " powers that be."
Very respectfully, your obed't ser
vant.
Wat. 8. LANGDON.
EMPIRE OF! M EXIco, OPPICEOP THE
Political Prefect, Dist. of Matamoros.
IH. Msitanmoros, March 7, 1865.
To the document presented to this
office, March 4th:
'1'The following agreemsnt has been,
accorded, this thIe 7th day of March,
18$5.
H. MATAtOROS, March 7, 1865.
Let it be known to the petitioner,
who signed the proceeding petition,
that although thIe government of His
Majesty the Emperor, professes tile
most ample and unrestricted religious
toleration, throughout the Empire,
the Emperor will be consulted in
regard to your petition; but that in
thIe meantime you are at liberty to
ctlebrate your religious belief, in tIhe
Iprivate establisluent itndicated in
your petition. Suich has been ac
corded to you by the Po'litical rre
feet of this D)istrict, and is signed by
him as a guarantee to you.
t 'TILE L't)IICAL PItREFECT."r
- tPedro Jose e de la Gazza.
SSr. D)on Wun m. S. Langdon IPresent.
R. \ViusgIovt, Translator and Inter
prt~l or.
Escaped fpree bm w
We clip the followisg rom: 41e
Natches (Miss.) Courier :
We have heard a very ludestri
onus escalie of a Lieutenant of the
Union army, from the rebel rison
at Shrevepdrt, La. Thli gentleman,
to whom we allude, arrived in
Natchez day before yeStea ly. We
did not learn his name. It apeiies
from the statement made us, that he
had nothing but a.eandlemand a pine
knot in his eell wherewith to work
his way out. These le 6ied to tie
best advantage. He had a twdl-tlfli
plank linibg the inside of his jii4sot
nett heavy logs, and finally a brici
wall of two feet thick. At first ifh
burnt a hole in the plank liltiig of
his room, by blowing theflte from the
pine-knot dgainst the plank. This
hole was large enough to work
one of the logs Intb hie fill. l]e next
dug with his handei .and pine-knot
through the brick *all, odt of which
he made his escape.. Settinghis feet
upon the soil outside of the prison;
he made his way to a rebel gunboat
on Red River, where he appropriated
one of her cutters, and floated down
to the Union gunboats where he was
free again.
The Lieutenant looks well and hid
the appearance of good treatment
whilst among the Coidtds'. Dtiripg
his imprisonment he was well sup
plied with food by the Union ladies
of Shreveport, who at various times
sent him money,ahd one tim6 &iiBigh
as fifty dollars. He represents the
Union sentiment as quite strong id
Upper Louisiana, especially hatong
the ladies. The people, he said, were
tired of the war, as they have no mar
ket for their products, and weuld
gladly return to the Union were it
not for Buckner and his troops.
The subject of the above; as many
of our citizens remember, made his
appearance in this city some time id
November last, and represented him
self as a deserter from the Yankee ar
my. He engaged bluiself at a d~1rk
in one of the establishments of this
city, but had not served a month be
fore he was arrested on a charge of
larceny and committed to prison.
tHe made two attempts to escape
but in the firet he was recaptured
and lodged in:the parish jail Buit he
at last succeeded, in company with
five other prisoners, in making his
escape,
" Secretary Trenhdolr is at work
in the money market. For som'e
weeks past it has been noticed that
kegs of specie were coming rapidly
into this city, but it was not until
this morning that it i§ *ael known
that there were Treasury dgents id
the market buying goernment bonds
for gold at 45 for 1. This fact coni
ing to light, unfavorable ,comments
have been made. It is to Trenholmri
interest, say the people, to keep g6ld
up; forgetting that to Trenholm" we
owe the fall of gold from 70 for I to.
its present price, 46 for 1. At all
events, no more Treasury notes are
to be issued, and 8700,000,000 a
year are to be raised by taxation.-
As to the story that the army is to
oe paid off, that is not credited."--:
Richmond Letter.
For State Treasurer.
We are authorized to announce Colonel
ROSS E. BURKE. of the Parish of Natphi
tochea, as a candidate for State Treasurer,
for the ensueing election.
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We are authorized to announ·te S. 1.
Oliver as a candidate for State Treasurer.
I.ouisi.tna papers copy. [April 6 to
CATro's Mir.r., Titus Co. Texas, [
March 1st, 1865. f
Mr. Editor-
Dear sir: I had theo pieastire, at M3ount
Pleasant, Texas. a few days ago, of looking
through the government shops of that
place, embracing blacking. harness and
wagon-making. all under the care and
management of Capt. B)nhart. The Capt.
is well baited for his position, posseysing
high executive capacity: he and his afth
fiul and energetic men deserve tmuch credit
for the amount and quality of transporta
tion furnished the government weekly fromo
these shops. Every Southbrn riian should
feel proud of such shops.
Respectfully, &c.,
Itsw ltw.J] D. P. WHITE;
.- idrtant to Parents.
DY a recent order from Gen. Smith.
) boys from 17 to 18 years of age are
permitted to organize and remain at
school. A company is now forming at
T'aco University. under Captai Jaes. T.
Daniel. late of C'. S. A.
Boys wishing to avail themselves of a
year's instroction by an, experierted
faculty, will report at. oerce.
FACULTY.
Rev. R. C. Burleson. President.
RIev. R. 11. Burleson, Profess.,l Natural
Science.
.T. T. Strother, Professor M3athematics.
William 11. Long, Professor Ahtcicrit
guages.
Capt..1. T. Daniel, Assldl,tt aril Itstr i
tor Tactics.
Address Rev. R. C. Burleson. President
Waco. March 2?, 18"5.
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FOIL SAL L,s
A FRESII supply, of Croanm Laid Letter
Paper, Pen.i, and_*9l lo pes. at the
Post office. March 18; wew.
For Sale.
IA fgood SA dle H O mNE, bridle
and saddle for sale.
Inquire at this offlice. (aprl4tf'I]I
WVantes.
A T the State Foundry, old east- _
1. ings and charcoal, for which .f
Plows. PAosw PoINrs, Lx.ustfEls,
Scc>oTERfl. SKtrJ.5¶tr and O,'EX's will be
exchanged on liberal terms,
A. W. MOII'ETT.
Stpcrintendent Stah" Foltindrv.
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