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BEING located in ar .tired andn gre_
;altle pairt o~f tlw townwl, afford.; unnusua~l at-
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y~ One iloor above1t A. M. Hull 8 Cuo's,
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pullJcs p;Ltr1u'Litit. atnd plerdge* ourselves to
ºiee illI in our piower to give t'ttie sattista.c
i iun ini all Imsiiesin, entrustedl to ouir care.
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XEIT'II LODGE, N\o. 21, are held
on Wednesday evenings, at 7 o'clock,
at their Lodge Room on 'L'exas str'eet.
N. SELIMAN, N. G.
F. W. SPILKER, Secretary. 1l10
SHREVEPORT LODGE of F.
and A. M. No. 115, meets
every Friday at 74 P. M.
JoHN W. JONEs, W. M.
.T. H. Brownlee; Sec'y.
ShreLeport Chapter of R. A. M. No. J1,
meets on the 2'ud and 4th Monday of each
month, at 7j P. M. J. G. McWILLIAMs,
T. C. Waller, Recorder. H. P.
Shreveport Couuncil, R. and 8. M. No. 5,
meets on the 1st and 'id Saturday of each
imouth,at 74 P. M. EMMET D. CRAIG,
-Menry Levy, Recorder. T.'.G.'.M
KI'Place of meeting, at the Masonic Hall
a Texas street, over Mayor's ofiee. no'24
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Richmond, Feb. l.--The New
York Herald, of the 30th, is received
and th.e following is a snutinary of
The Herald says: Nothing later is
received from the Burnside expedi
(On the 2'Jth inst., a skirmish oc
curretd near Occojuan in which nine
'I'exans were killed and one taken
'the London Herald, urging En- I
gland to recognize the (iolfedi r.acy,
says: l'ertitct free trade will at once
he estahlii.hed with the South, and
England will have a tine market for
her Imanufiactured goods."
Lord 1)erby continues to advocate I
the recognition of the Confederacy.
The ( Ipinione Nationale says:
The Emperor will make war on the
United States, and warns France
against it. The French journals
severely denounce the stone blockade
of Charleston harbor.
Massachusetts is making coast
.McClellan has entirely recovered
A half million of dollars are appro-.
priated by the Federal House for the
purchase of heavy ordnance .
The louse Conlmittee have report
ed adversely to aholishilng slavery 1
in the I)istrict of Cuhunmia.
It is reported at Washington that
Gen. Stone will be superceded. Se
cret sessions of the Federal Congress
are expected. lHaunilton Fish, the
Deputy C,ummissioner, is at. Wash- 1
ington. Doubts are entertained
whether the Commissioners will be
permitted to visit the South to pro
vide for the wants of the Yankee
Financial matters continue to agi
tate Congress and Wall street. The
steamer l'hiladephia has arrived at
New York with a cavalry company
from Fort Pickens. No later Euro
pean news received by the Herald.
Nashville, Feb. 1.--The remains
of Gen. Zollicoffer reached here to
day. The Legislature a4journed in
honor of the deceased, whose remains
were escorted from the depot by the
military, the Governor, State officers,
members of the Legislature and citi
zens, to the Capitol, where they are
now lying in state. The funeral will
take place on to-morrow.
The official report of Lieut. Col.
Waltham, commanding the 15th Mis
sissippi Regiment at the battle of
Fishing Creek, reports 43 killed, 153
wounded, and 24 missing.
Gen. Beauregard has arrived at
Columbus, and will immediately take
command of the forces at that point,
and make his examinations.
The Stutfed Cat.
An old chiffo'wnier (or rag picker)
died in Paris in a state of abject
poverty. His only relation was a
niece, who lived as a servant with a
green grocer. The girl always as
sisted her uncle as far as her moans
would permit. When she learned of
his death, which took place suddenly,
she was on .the point of marriage
with a journeyman baker, to whom
she had long been attached. The
nuptial day was fixed, but Suzette
had not yet bought her wedding
clothes. She hastened to tell her
lover that the wedding must be de
ferred; she wanted the price of her
bridal finery to lay her uncle decently
in the grave. Her mistress ridiculed
the idea,and exhorted her to leave
the old man to be buried by charity.
Suzette refused. The consequence
was a quarrel, in which the young
woman lest her place and her lover,
who sided with her mistress. She
hastened to the miserable garret
where her uncle had expired, and by
the sacrifice, not only of the money
for her wedding attire, but nearly all
the rest of her slender wardrobe, she
had the old man decently interred.
1Her pious task fulfilled, shet sat alone
in her uncle's room weeping bitterly,
when the master of her faithless lover,
a good-looking young man entered.
So may Suzette, I find you have
lost your place, said he; I am come
to offer you one tr life. WVill you
I sirl said Suzette, you are joking.
No, faith, said he, I am wanting a
wife, and I'm sure 1 can't find a
But everybody will laugh at you
for marrying a poor girl like me, said
Oh, if that is your only objection,
said the young man, we shall soon
get over it; come, come along, lmy
mother is prepared to receive you.
Suzett.' hesitated no longer, but
she wished to take with liher a memo
rial of her deceased uncle--it was a
cat which he had for many years.-
The old man was s to oind of the ani
anal that he determined that even
death should not separate thelm, for
he had her stuffed and placed it on the
tester of his bed.
As Suzette took down puss, she
uttered exclamnation of surprise at
finding it so heavy. The lover hast
ened to open the animalll, when out
feel a shower of gohl. There were
a thousand louis concealed in the
body of the cat; and this sum which
the old miser had starved himself to
amass had become the reward of the
worthy girl and her disinterested
RuMning the Blckade of Apalacki
dola.-The Apalachicola Times, of
the 23d, reports the departure of the
schooner Atwater, from thas port,
with a cargo of cotton being towed
out right under the nose of the Lin
coln'fleet, from which fact the Times
suspects foul play some where. The
Columbus (Ga.) Sun copies the re
marks of the Times, and adds:
There may, perhaps, have been
some inproper shipment of cotton
from Apalachicola, and elsewhere.
But from information we have derived
from an unquestionable source we are
confident that the Atwater made her
exit through one of the gaps in Lin
coln's blockade, and without the
knowledge and connivance of the
blockading fleet. She is now, as we
have reason to state, speeding her
way to a distant port with which we
trust, at no distant day, to hold di
The Old Nor Statee.--Since the
present war commenced North Car
olina has not only done her part in
men and arms, and been the peer of
any of her sister States in every way
but she has taken good care to see
that her sons who obeyed her call
and went forth to hattle in defense of
her rights, had every assurance that
they were not forgotten by the loved
ones at home." Many munificent
donations have been heretofore noted.
In this regard she leads the van.
Within a week past her citizens have
sent $38,000 worth of clothing, &c.,
to the fourth, sixth and twenty-third
regiments, and $12,400 to other regi
ments not named. This is the way
the old North State fultills her obli
gations to her brave sons.-Rich
The Rank of GUteral.-The an
nexed, frorn the Richmrond Dispatch,
is worth remembering:
A correspondent, writing from
Elizabeth City, N. C., asks, what is
the highest rank in the Confederate
arnmy-whether simply General or
The highest rank in the regular
army is that of "General." The act
of Congress provides for five Gener
als who have, we believe been ap
pointed, to take rank in the order in
which they are named, viz; Gens.
Cooper, Albert Sidney Johnston,
Lee, Joseph E. Johnston and Beau
regard. There can, therefore, be no
further appointment except through
an amendment of the law by Con
Russell in New York.-The Phila
dellphia Enqtuirer says :
It is reported that Mr. LRussell, the
celebrated war novelist of the Lon
don Times, has gore to New York
and is still abiding there. The wise
ones think that means something.-
lie hastened away from Washington
immediately after the publication of
Mr. Seward's letter on the Trent
afthir, it is suspected, to study locali
ties and gather material for the pro
secution of his work. It is expected
that the next chapter of his great
romance of the Civil VWar in Ameri
ca" will be one of thrilling interest.
Hlis late chapters have fully prepar
ed us for some startling development
of his highly original plot. We may
confidently predict that there will be
scenes ofhigh wrought pasaion, paint
ed with that infinite fertility of in
vention and that perfect abandon of
expression which distinguish the
great war romancer of the' Tines.
The scene of the forthcoming cbap
ters will no doubt be laid in -New
York, or its suburbs, and will be re
plete with riot, blood, battle and mur
der, as already foreshadowed in those
chapters lately issued. If we may
dare to hazard a guess, we should say
that he is hastening rapidly onward
to the grand catastrophe, and he will
close his work by making the bar
barous North sink oat of sight, like
the Prometheus - Vinetes of ancient
Grecian tragedy, and thunder, light
ning, smoke and earthquake; while
John Bull and Jeffersoi Davis shake
hands lovingly across the yawning
chasm in which it has disappeared,
and English freemen and southern
slaves bond their joyful voices to
gether in a cordial song in honor of
It is said that the traitor Etheridge
accompanies the invading army of
the enemy now in Western Kentucky
in the vain hope that he may reach
his old home in Tennessee.
The Canadia papers say Seward's
offer to allow British troops to pass
through Maine will not be accepted.
A Torontojournal intimates that the
Secretary's apparent friendliness was
designed to secure the soldiers who
'Thirty Missourians, mostly far
mners, some of them wealthy, were, at
last account. on trial by court mar
tial at Palmyra, charged with burn
ing railroad bridges. Several had
been found guilty and sentenced to
There is really nothing positiv\
from Missouri. Price is at Spring
field, or was until recently. His force
is too large to remain in a country
where armies have twice or thr,.,
marched over it and eaten tip its en
tire substance. His force is not
strong enough to warrant his advance
and until reinforced, he must content
himself with holding the enemy at
bay, and taking advantage of op
portunities as they may arise.Aval
The siege of Mat:unoros continued
without any decisive result up to
January 9, our latest advices. At
that date the combatants were separa
ted tfom each other by a brick wall
only eighteen inches in thickness.
M3fisterioms.--The Augusta Consti
A small leather trunk was found
floating in the Savannah river, a
short distance below this city, this
morning. Being secured, it was
found to be locked, but the leather
was broken and thetrunk opened.-
It contained a number of letters be
longing to officers and crew of the
privateer Lady )Davis, of Charleston
together with the report of the stew
ard of that vessels. It is possible
that the trunk may have been.stolen
from the Lady Davis, the valuables,
if any, taken out, and it thrown into
the river to prevent detection.