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Namler 49. S:HREVEPORT. SATURDAY, JUNE 10. 1865 Old Series Vol.'VII
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sidvertisoments. Jolls DICrKssoN,
Editor and Proprietor.
1-Ehe1ps & Co.,
Grocers Commission & Forwarding
Cor. Commerce and Crocket sts..
ieb3 SIIREVEPORT, Lt.
SHREVEPORT LODGI:, F. A. MN.,
" meets every Friday evening, at sev
on o'clock. By order of
oct30 J. B. .GILMORE, W. M
:ED. EII"EtT.tIT, Se'-y,
.)I SSETS and
For sale, wholesale and retail, by
E. & 13. .TACOhtS.
n v 22-1tf Texas street.
SALT! SALT! SALT!
LIOR sale. wholesale or retail, a No. 1 ar
[' tiole of Ilisteneau Salt. over a year old.
.\ny currency received at its value.
L'IELI.PS & CO..
Dee. 6: tf. On the Levee.
I. O. 0. '.
- l.l'rl O I<< )t,; E, No. 1. I. O.
. 0. F.. meetsevery W'ednes
day evening at7 o,clock, at their
Iail, on Texas street.
Bros. in good standing are invited to at
tend. II. F. BECKMAN, N. U.
M. 31.XIrrEIlEIt, Secretary.
Al7Ewil want :0~,000 pounds of Bacon, and
A will give sugar and molasses in ex
change. l4IELP'S & CO.
ap'5 -w tf -
.. lI. t.''AAc-.e. J..I. l.lI E.
ISAACSON & KLINE,
Roceiving, Forwarding & Comawission
Corner of Milam and Common strtets. on
mar7 SUIILEVEPORT, La
For State Treasurer.
We are authorized to announce Colonel
ROSS E. BURKE. of the 'Paish of Natchi
t:nches. as a candidate for State Treasurer
.:t the ensuing election.
1\ e are authorized to announe \laj)I'
S. I). OLIVER as a cundidate for atatte
T'reasu r." r.
Lonuisi.na papers reopy [April C, t.
IRIESll supply of ('ram Laid Le:ter
Paper, Pens and Envelo pes. at the
I'ost office. March 18: wsw.
T(TOLE), on the night of the Gth inst., a
L BAY PONY. S years old: walks very
wide, is about 4& feet high. one hind white
" foot. lie is newly shod, swelled heels in
front and corks behind. Mane very heavy
anrd trimmed, and on his right thigh has i
Mexican brand. The above reward will
Ihe pail for his delivery to the Editor o0
01R SALE--A farm and improvements.
situated Id miles from Shreveport. 3:
miles from Mooringsport. and 8 miles from
Albaney this property will be sold on
moderate terms, or the use of the same can
be had at a low rent to any one who will
keep it in good ord' . Enquire at this of
c·r . [April 11; w&sw tf
tice at SIM'S STABLE,
on Texas street, and at
tend to the treatment of horses, mules, etc.,
at all hours. Charges reasonable.
May3W "(:5:tf.] Shreveport. La.
GEO. W. KENDALL,
X3 3D 1IT W 10 C ,
A few day boarders can be accommo
A dated in a private family by apply -
ing at this of ce.
Notice. b b
W E are prepared to purchase Cotton, o1
onR CAsa, delivere4 in shipping or
der at our watehouse. .
Have on hand and for sale -
I'BAGGING & ROPE,
SALT. &c.. &c. ft
WVALSH & BOISSEAU.
1I'D Q'Rs Dsr. ARK. AND WaEsr. LA. t
Shreveport, June 6, 1865. f|
All officers of this command having in
charge public property of the Confederate
States will hold the same in readiness to e
be delivered to proper officers of the U. S. i
army in accordance with the provisions of t
General Order No. - of this date.
By command of
I. N. GALLEIIHilBR,
A. A. G. t
01ice Supervising Special Agent ,
THILRD AGENCY, I
Shreveport, La., June 8th, 1865. t
To ALT. wnOM IT LMAY CoNCEni :
All persons having in their posseisln
COTTON purchased by the Agents of the
so-called Confederate and State Govern- I
nments, are hereby required to report said t
Cotton immediately to the undersigned,
"Local Special Agent" of the Treasury
By order of BENJA.MI F. FLANDERS, Su
pervising Special Agent of the Treasury
Department, Third Agency.
JAMES E. TEWELL.
Local Special Agent, Treasury Dep't..
[Extract from General Orders No. 61, Mili
tary Division West Mississippi.]
Ill. To guard against the waste or loss
of public property, not under the control
of the Coutederate military and naval au
thorities. the civil officers or agents in
charge of such property, will be regarded
as in the service of the United States. un
til relieved by the proper officers or agents
I of that Government. All sales of such
property or transfers, except t) the author
ized agents of the Government, are forbid
den. and any attempt to conceal or with
hold it, will work the immediate forfeiture
- of any private iatercat that may be in
Zr- Verandah Hotel oflice.
n t HEADQ'I: Norrit'.s DivIsIoN OF LA.,
BSIsTLrNCE Dei .)'ARTMENT.,
Shreveport, June 8, '65.
Proposals for Beef Cattle.
i1 j EALED Proposals will be received by
C the undersigned until Saturday, 10th
inst., at 12 M.. for the delivery of the fol
lowing Subsistence Supplies for the United
St; ttes Troops at Sbteveport, viz:
r 300 Head of Beef Cattle.
Bidders may ngrec to deliver on foot, or
enter into contract for 30 days to deliver.
leef slaughtered int such quantities as the
Post Commander may from tixm to time
1. require. Stating in the Bid price per head
or per pound, as the: case may be.
- Payments promptly made in the L'uited
States fund. Proposals will be sent to the
Subsisteuce Office, on board Steamer Col.
CILS. II. HEMPSTEAD,
june]Q-lt Capt. & C. S.
H'u Q's MIr.. DI. or WEST MtISS )
New Orleans, May 26, 1865. 1
GENERAL ORDERS No. 61.
I. By the terms of a convention'
entered into this day, on the part of
(eneral E. K. Smith, commanding
the Trans-Mississippi Department,
and Major-General E. R. S. Canby,
commanding the Military Division of
West Mississippi, the forces, military
and naval, of the Trans-Mississippi
Department, and -the public property
under their control, have been sur
rendered to the authorities of the
In carrying out the stipulations of
this convention the following condi
tions will be observed:
1. All acts of hostility, on the
part of both armies, are to cease
from this date.
2. The officers and men of the
Confederate Armny and Navy, within
the limits of the Trans-Mississippi
Department, to be paroled until duly
exchanged, or otherwise released
from the obligations of their parcles
by the authority of the Government tl
of the United States. Dupl'icate to
rolls, of all officers aind men paroled, of
to be retained by such officers as may pi
be designated by ,the parties to thia se
convention; officers giving their in- re
dividual paroles, and commanders of a¬
regiments, battaliobn, companies, or so
detachments, signing a like: parole e:
for the. men of their respective com- tL
3. Artillery, small arms, ammuni- it
tion, and other property. of the Con- to
federate Government, including gun- be
boats and transports, to be turned
over to the officers appointed to *e- ii
ceive them on the part of the Gov
ernment of the United States. Du- C
plicate inventories of the property d
to be surrendered, to be prepared; o
one copy to be retained by the offi- a
cer delivering, and the other by the e
officer receiving it, for the informa- d
tion of their respective Commanders. o
4. The officers and men paroled
under this agreement to be permitted
to return, to their homes, with the
assurance that, they will not be dis
turbed by the authorities of the ULni
ted States, so long as they continue tl
to observe the conditions of their
paroles, and the laws in force where
they reside. Persons, residents of I
Northern States, and not excepted in
the Amnesty Proclamation of the b
President, will be permitted to re
turn to their homes, on taking the
oath of allegiance to the United
States. See paragraph II, General
Orders, No. 55, current series.
5. The surrendehr of property will
not include the side arms, or private
horses, or baggage of officers, nor
the horses which are, in good faith,
the private property of enlisted men. i
These last will be allowed to take
their horses to their homes, to be s
used for private purposes only. I
6. The time, mode, and place of s
paroling, and surrender of property, a
will be fixed by the respective Com- 9
manders, and will be carried out by t
- Commissioners appointed by them.
7. The terms and conditions of'
this convention to extend to all offi
cers and men of the Army and Navy
of the Confederate States, being in, t
or belonging to, the Trans-Missis
8. Thu troops and property to be
surrendered within the limits of the
Division of Missouri, will be turned
over to Commissioners appointed by
the Commander of that Division, t
* and the men and material of the
r Navy, to Commissioners appointed
by the Commanders ot the Missis- I
sippi and WVest Gulf Squadrons, res
i pectively, according to the limits in
which the said minc and material may -
9. Transportation and subsistence 4
to be furnished at public cost to the
officers and men, (after being pa- I
roled,) to the nearest practicable
point to their homes.
10. If the United States troops,
designated for the garrisons of inte
rior points, should not reach their
destinations before the work of pa
roling is completed, suitable guards
n will be detailed for the protection of
)f the public property. These guards,
when relieved, will surrender their
t, arms, and be paroled in accordance
r, with the terms of this convention.
)t 11. The U. S. troops sent into the
y interior of the country, will be kept
i in hand, in a state of the most exact
y discipline, and in constant readiness
r- for any service which they may be
te called upon to perform. When de
tachments are made for the purpose
if of protecting the inhabitants against
i- jayhawkers and other lawless char
acters, and on all marches through
10 the country, the conduct of oflicers
e and men must be such, as to inspire
the people with confidence and re
e spect, and no dep'redations, however
n slight, or interference with the citi
i zeuns in their lawful pursuits, will be
Id III. 'ro guard against the waste
Sor less of public pro,.perty, not under
the control of the Confederate mili- H
tary and naval authorities, the civil
officers or agents, in charge of suchi G
property, will be regarded as in the
service of the United States, until p
relieved by the proper officers or
agents of that Government. All in
sales of such property, or transfers, th
except to the authorized agents of lal
the Government, are forbidden, and 1lo
any attempt to conceal or withhold St
it, will work the immediate forfei- as
ture of any private interest that may E
be involved. s
IV. Private property will not be E
interfered with, unless required for te
"public use," and where this is ne- pr
cessary, it will be taken in an or- w
derly and regular- manner, under the m
orders of the Commanding Officer, si,
and the proper receipts will be giv- tb
en. Property so received will be in
disposed of and accounted for as any 8S
other public property. ol
V. I. Until the commercial restric- tii
tions and the blockade of the Gulf m
ports, are removed by the President, tl
no foreign or general commerce with be
those ports or with the interior of '
the country west of the Mississippi, ui
(within the timits of this Division,) W
can be permitted, and trade will be eC
limited to the wants of the Army and In
Navy, and the necessities of the in- tE
habitants within the limits of military C
occupation. To the extent of these a]
necessities, military permits and P
clearances may be given for supplies d'
not prohibited by. existing orders, b
but no permit or clearance will be b
givern to any poirit that is not occupi- tl
ed by a military or naval force.
2. In the neighborhood of military o
posts the inhabitants may freely b
bring in their produce and take out
such supplies as may be required for tl
plantation and family use. Live
stock, provisions of all kinds, fuel,
and other products and material, re- tl
quired by the Army and Navy, or
for the use of the inhabitants, may
be freely sold in open market ; but
f no other products of insurrectionary d
districts can be sold or shipped, ex
cept by delivery to the Quartermas
ter's l)epartment for consignment to
a Purchasing Agent of the Treasury
3. No trade store ; or trade permits
for the interior will be permitted or
recognized, until the Regulations of
the Treasury Department can be ex
tended over the country to be oc
cupied. and until then no clearance
1 or permits will be granted for any ii
point that is not occupied by the t
troops of the United States.
n VII. Under the authority, of the r
Executive Order of April 29th, 1865, 6
all -well disposed persons," who ex- C
e cept, in good faith the President's
e invitation "'to return to peaceful pur
_ suits," are assured that they may re
e same their usual vocations, not only
without molestation, but if necessary,
, under the protection of the United
States troops: conforming to the regu
ir lations of the Treasury Departmet
,. and to the additional condition of not
s fabricating or dealing in articles con- i
)f traband of war.
s, By order of
ir Maj. Gen. E. R. S. CASBN ;
C. T. CHRISTENSEN,
Lt. Col., Ass't. Adjt. Gen.
HD'Q.R NORTHERN DIVISION OF LA
SShreveport, La. June 3rd, 1865.
e G:ENERAL ORDERS, No. 19.
e In accordance with Special Orcders
e No. 142, ex. 12, dated Headquarters
t Department of the Gulf, New Or
r leans La., MIay 29th, 1865, the HIead
h quarters of this command are trais
a fered from Baton Rouge La~ to
e Shreveport, La. Commanding Offi
cers of Posts in Northern Division,
er will make the reports required by
i- existing orders to these Headquar
By command of
t~e MIAJOR GENERAL 1 13RO1 N
er W~4V 1. CLAP1P. A. A. (~
HD'QRS WVYST5RRf JJIVISIOr0 OF LA.
Shreepeort, La. June 3rl, 1865. J
G.eera QF~ars, No. 20.
]fQr ,he bIenefit and information of.
planters and others'living within the
limits of this conmanud, the following
information as to tle future poilcy of
the Government in reference to
labor is announced. There are no
longer, any slaves in the United
States ; All persons heretofore held
as such became free by virtue of the
Executive proclamation of January
1st, 1863, commonly known, as the
Emancipation Proclamation. All at
tempts to retard the action of this
proclamation orto evade its provisions
will be" considered as but a new
manifestation of the spirit of re
sistance to the lawful authorities of
the government. In this regard as
in all others the armies of the United
States will support and require
obedience to her laws. At the same
time to all who are disposed to sub
mit quietly to the laws of the land,
the greatest possible. assistance will
be given, andit is recommended to all
such that the Freedmen be employed
under specific contracts at reasonable
wages and kindly treated. No en
couragement will be given to the
latter class to leave their formermas
ters, but they must learn that they
cannot be supported in idleness or
allowed to congregate at military
posts. To be worthy of their free
dom, they must'be industrious and
honest. Their status will in no way
be compromised by remaining at
their homes and working for wages.
Until the arrival of authorized agents
of the Freedman's Bureau, all need
ful information on this subject can
be obtained from Post Commanders
and Provost Marshals, and it is made
the duty of these Officers to see that
the spirit of this order is enforced.
By the co-operation of the people in
this part of the State the Major Gen.
Commanding hopes soon to establish
quiet and good order and to assist
the country in recovering from its
By command of
IAJ. GBNERAL HERRON,
WMV. H. CLAPP,
Capt. and A. A. Gen.
3 HEADQUARTERS NORTHERN DIVIsroS OF LA.
Shreveport, La., June 4, 1865.
In the occupation of this country, the
- Major General Commanding desires to im
press upon the officers and soldiers of this
command the fact that the war is over, and
ihi future no foraging, or lawless appropria
tion of private property will be tolerated.
After the achievements of the past four
years, you sheuld not permit your glorious
3 record to be sullied by lawless acts, for by
, so doing you would change the admiration
of the world into contempt. It is the mis
sion of the army now, to assist in the res
toration of law and order, confidence and
good feeling among the people. It would
be ungenerous to do less than this, or to
forget, now that the authority of the Uni
ted States is established and acknowledged
over the whole country, that the prosperity
d of a part is the prosperity of the whole.
- In every way. therefore, the utmost care
will be taken to teach the inhabitants that
we are their friends and not their enemies,
t and that wherever the authority of the
L- United States extends, there is ample se
curity for persons and property.
No seizures of private property will here
after be made in any case, without written
instructions from competent authority, and
commanding officers will be held responsi
ble for the good conduct of their men.-
2. When in camp, there will always be an ef
fective system of camp and police guards.
and no men will be permitted to leave
| camp except upon the pass of the Regi
) mental Commander.
The varioss camps will be located with
a view to the health of the troops, and
*s their sanitary condition closely attended
r- By command of
a- Major General IIERRON.
-'|" • WM. H. CLAPP.
8- Capt. and Aest. Adjt. Gen.
fi- The first proposition for emanci
n, pation in the District of Columbia
y was made by Win. Sladc, of Ver
r- mont, on the 1Sth of December.
SA colossal bronze eagle, weighing
jforty tons, is to be placed on the top
of thi, Arc d' Tl'riomphe in Paris.