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Number 12. SHREVEPORT, FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 1862. Old Series Vol. III ATTORNEYS AT LAW. HODGE 4y AUSTIN, .tt;orneAys at La~v, (rfie over C/hilders 4. Beard's Store. C(:or. Texas and Spring sts., n I -1 v.d SIREVEPORT, LA. J. C. MONCURE, . t 1 torney iat la-tmw, SHREVEPORTI', LA. ()"i-:" with L. M. Nult, corner oj Ailamn and Market .xtreets. itAd-ly 1EMME T D. CRA IG, Attorney and Counselor at Law, 1rice, opposite Post Ofice, SFIRHVEPORT, LA. Will practice in the Courts of '~.Xddo. DeSoto, and Bossier. Idly L. M. NUTT, Attr~tefrney at Law, Of ice, corner AMilam 4" Market Streets. SHREVEPORT, LA. l'r.ictices in Caddo, Boesier and I h)St,. n10-lycd ;.lEcN D. .M1ARKS. THOS. G. POLLOCK. M.ARKS 4- POLLO6K. A ttorueys & Counsellors at Law, Sreeeport. La. I )RIft A '[ICE incopartnership ii all Se curts held in the city of Shreve p;,rt. atni in the parishes of De Soto t `ic', on Market street near 3Milam. ^+, PRIVATE BOARDING. " Tr:.-' i. street, near Baptist 'hurch. -lT ING !ocrated in a retired and agree -': : t .)t the- town. affords ungPuilal in .J.: ,e'nt< to boarders T'rttsient or ptmina I.'it. i; Lind it a comfortable home. Fai . ;r; or S;ngle gentlelm tn ct n o tulitin lll a .iut reorz , and day b.itrhrs will be cr,'ni ,,ited. s99vit Mrs. A. B. TAINIOI. COMMISSION MERCHA'TS J E. PiIIEI.'P.. J. V. I(.OGEsIL. Plhelps & Rogcrs. i;Grocers &C0oniiissio i r Icr'1 h ants Cor. (Commnerce and C(rocket sts.. --'One door above A. -M. Hull & Co's, SIIhRI:vEPoRT, LA. KItp) con.stantlv on hand a larva Sts ,rtnment of iStaplc and Fancy' Gro Advancl's matdu on cOlnignmnllent to ,.ur frieind. in Ne'w Orle.ans. n 1$dI v J. R. Simpson. G. M1. Calhogn. Sisanpson & Calhouun, W IREIIOUSE & COlllSSI0, illA E IIA ( 1 T'I :" , lccent-ing' anc11d 'ora',trding" A.,ents, SIlIREVEI'PelTI'. LA. Having l.'-aLed the p, pIl tar itndl comPn:4o di,,ug Wiarehouse of ut Mc-srs. I Iowardl, ''aully & (o., and haiving h:ul long expJri4nce' iPP bt,) in:ss, we hope: to Pu . 4-ivP a ,lPtt. 4, tihe tublic patrona,..re, and pleire our.,.lvu.s to ,o all in our poaer to give entire .,attia tLou in atll busini , _Uentrii:I'" to our careu. All ie i ask/ i.s /r;ial. :u' ....... ASSOCIATION N . - r 1Thei regiul:tr metins of NEITII LOI)(GE. No. 1, art" hIeld :n WVednesday evuniig. at 7 o,'clock, at their Lodg.e .), m on .[Texas stree.t. N. SY.Iu.lAN., N. G. F. WV. SPILKEIR, Secret :ry. l)0 AlI,, .VII'Ov': LOI)(;E:of F k.±iand A. MN. No. 15, nc:tas every Friday at 74 1'. M. J(.IN WV. .JONES, W. M. J If. Brownlee, ete'y. Shrereport Chapte r of l. A. M. No. 10, m:cts on the 2nd an1, 4th Monday of each mouth, at 7. P. M. J. G. MCwcILLIAMS, T. C. Wa,'ller, Recorder. II. P. Shreveport Council, R. and S. M. No. 5, mteet on the Ist and :Id Saturday of each month, at 7A P. M. EMMCT 1). CRAIG. feunry Levy, iRecorder. T.'.G.'.M L~YPlace of meeting, at the Masonic Hall TI'ex sjtreot, over Mayor's office. no24 THE SEMI-WEEKLY NEWS I1 published every Tuesday and Fri day Mornzng. Ofilce, on Texas Street, Above Spring, near the Mayor's ofice. TER 1\d : Per Annum, (in Advance,) $5.00 Six Months, " " 2.50 Three " " " 1.50 The above low rates are for the " War times and size." which places our paper within the reach of every family. SINGLE COPiY 10 CENTS. ADVERTISITG- RATES : For each square of twelve lines or less for the tirst insertion,................ $1.00 For each additional insertion, per square ... ...................... 50 The privilege of yearly advertisers is strictly limited to their own immediate and regular business; and the business of an advertising firm is not considered as inclu ding that of its individual members. Advertisements published at irregular intervals, $1 per square for each insertion. All advertisements for strangers or tran sient persons, to be paid in advance. Advertisements not marked on the copy for a specified time, will pe inserted till for bid, and payment exacted. Engagement at Drewry's Bluff. The following report has been re ceived at the Navy Department, Washington : U. S. S. Galena. of City Point, James River, May 16, 1S62. SIR--I have the honor to report that this vessel. the Aroostook, the Monitor and Port Royal, with the Naugatuck, muved up the river get ting aground severel t irnes, but meet ing no artilicial impt.ediments until we arrived at W, Vard,'s lBluft; about eight miles from ltihiniondl, where we en countered a heavy battery and two soperate batteries, turmed by piles and steamboats and sail vc.es,.ls. The pilots both say they saw the .Jamestouwn and Yorktown among the number. The banks of the river were found lined with rifle pits, annoyed the men at the guns. These would hinder the removal of the obstructions, unless driven away by a land force. The (;alena r:un within about 600 yards of the battery, (as near the spiles as it was (leentid proper to go) let go her anchor, and with a spring across, swung across the streamlll, which is not nmore than twice as wide as the ship is long. Then, at 7 :i. A. M1., I opened tire upon the battery. The wooden vessels, as directed, anchored about 1,300 yards below. The Monitor ancht,r ed near, antd at 9 o'clock she passed just above the. (haltea, 1 ut fiumfnd her guns could not hbe elevated high enough to reach the LtLe.r; she then dropped a little .below us, and made her shot (1;etl iv\ . A t fiv-e tii0t:tit s aftrl 1I1 i,'cle, i. the Ga.len: aa li'eXt c ,i,, nearly all her amtumuiti on. and : I dl;l:d! ;a sign al to disemntiuiei Ihe ci,. \We had but six Parrott c.;targes, alid nut a single filled niune inch shell. We had eighteen killed and 11 wounded. The rifles 100 pound Parratt gun of the Nangatuck burst, half of the post abaft, the trunnious going overboard. She is therefore disabled. Lieut. Newman, the executive, was con spicuous for his gallant and effi cient service. Mr. Washburne, acting master, behaved admirably. These two are selected from among the number. The Aroostook, Port Royal and Naugatuck took the stations previ ously assigned them, and did every thing that was possible. Monitor could not have done better. The barrier is such that the vessels of the enemy, even if they have any, can not pass out. Ours cannot pass in. I have the honor to be, your obe dient servant, JOHN RODGEIRS, Commanding U. S. Navy. The following is the closing por tion of the report to Com. Rodgers, of Lieut. Winm. M. Jeffers, who com manded the Monitor: The fire of the enemy was remark ably well directed, but vainly, to wards this vessel. She was struck three times- ono solid 8-inch shot square on the turret, and two solid shot on the side armor forward of the pilot house. Neither caused any damage beyond bending the plates. I am happy to report no casuali ties. In conclusion, permit me to say that the action was most gallantly fought against great odds, and with the usual effect against earthworks. So long as o.r vessels kept up a fire they rarely returned our fire, but the moment the fire slacked they re maued their guns. It was impossi ble to reduce such works, except with the aid of a land force. Major-General Floyd. The General Assembly of the State of Virginia has passed a bill appointing (;eneral John B. Floyd MajoIr-General of the forces of Vir ginia, with aiuthtrity to raise an army of twenty thousand men, (non conscripti:,) specially for the defense of Western Virginia. It will be rememtnbered that, after the bloody andi stubbornly contested fight at Fort )uonel.-on, and when it was de cided that the post could no longer be held against the overwhelmhning odds of the enemy, (:".n. Floyd, who had resolved never to be taken pris oner, succeeded in extricating hintm self and his brigade from the doomed fort, just Iprevious to the surrender. Soon afterwards, both he and Brig. Gen. Pillow were publicly suspended by the President fr'om their respc't ive conlntlll ds. Altlough the press anI the people of the old dominion ha:ve been clam orous for the restor'ation of General Floyd to his comituilnd, up tot thlis time he has not been restored. 'l'hroughout the western part of \ir ginia the name of Floyd is a tower of str,ng, th to tlie Sothtlrun cauise. a:nd th, I.,l.gh:latnre of that State, in again ,l;' i pg him in the fiehl, have taken :a step, which will, doubtless, goi towarids insuring the seciur"ity of thie iniim,,rtant ilines and railroads of that rtlu'gt region,, to tc,iinutier whichl is liiow tilte sp:cia nl ambition of thte prec'iouls kllnave alnd renll-gamle, ,Johni Charles FIremont.-Charhleston Metr cury. AIOTtIBR FEDEIRAL MOVEMIENT'. The Atlanta Confe·deracy learns that a dispatch was received by Capt. Wright of that city, on the 27thb, from Chattanooga, stating that the enemy had built gunboats at Huntsville, and approaching Chattanooga with them and calling upon him for all the heavy ordnance he had. The following is a report of the Federal general commandingat Hunts ville to the War Departmentat Wash ington : Headquarters Third Dvisioo, HIUNTSVILLB, ALA., Camp Taylor, May 15. Hon. E. M. Stanton, Sec'y. of War : At 6 P. M., on the 13th inst, Gen: Negley's expedition from Pulaski, supported by Colonel Lytle's ezpe dition from Athens, entered Rogers ville. driving the enemy across the Tennessee river and destroying a portion of the ferryboats. Having learned of the approach of Col. Lytle's force the enemy succeeded in remov ing their artillery, baggage and stores before the arrival of Gen. Ne gley. I expected an obstinate defense of Elk river, and accompanied Col. Lytle in person but without crossing, the enemy, as usual, fled at our ap proach. I ordered yesterday an expedition to move promptly from Rogersville to seize the bridge across shell creek. and the ferry below the same stream. This duty has been promptly execut ed, and the ferry and bridges are ours. No more troops will enter from that region; and we have now uponthis side of the river 1200 or 1500 cavalry of the enemy, in bands of about 3,10 or 400, whom we will endeavor to put down, destroy or capture. 'The gunboats which I haveextem porized will be ready for service to day, and I will soon be able to pay my respects to the enemy in the east ern side ot of the region and under my command. 0. M. MrITCaELL, Major-General. FROM NoRTI' CAROLINA.--N. Y. May 24.-The Tribune has the fol lowing : A gentrleman just arrived from North Carolina, who was a pas senger on the Oriental, gives the t;o lowing interesting items of sews in that State: (Gen. Burnside has seized alil the cornmmiiisioners of the town of Edenton North Carolina-T. J. Bland, A. J. C; lover, 11. A. 3aund, and F. L. Ri oberst and taken them to his headquarters a: Newbetrn. The fifth commiissioner wa-s not arrested, being confitied to his b,.d by sicknte.,s. They are held as hstages for the sate return ot Mr VWhite, a Union pilot, who was seized by the (Cotiederates whiel iin a visit to his wit, at l'dento,:. It is alleged that these c nit. i.si: ers ceinivt dl at ,I r. W ::., . ;-er s but they stoutly.de.iv ::. anplicity in th,. matttr,and i t-i that tiiv had Io powerV to l 'reveli t it. (e'n. Burnside inlltttends to ,end one I ,I the commitissioners to It:leigih, whither Mr. White has beeln convey ed. to demiand his release. ''The (Conifderates thre:aten to hang Mr. WlVhite'nd (len. Burnside intends that all the commissioners shall swing I;,r it inl case the Confederates ,.xe euti~ theirlireat. They were taken to Nwhern in the steitmer Ocean Wave in charge of Maj. Jardius and a guard from his regiment, the Hawkins Zou t1V t9s. Mons oP THS Gairn Gu'GL Av PAlR.-Lieut. Geo. Wyman, of the Johnson cavalry, who arrived, from Big Black yesterday, infoms us :that on Monday last, as the Federal gun boats, with their transports, passed Grand Bluff, the transports were werg fired upon by a feld battery and considerably injured. This in censed the Federals so much that they shelled the town, and in the evening turned loose about fifteen hundred men to pillage the place, which they thoroughly accomplished. They broke open every store and dwelling in the place, carrying off what goods they wanted, and wan tonly destroying everything they could not carry off. In the dwell ings they broke up all the furniture. china and glassware--destroyed the clothing and injured the houses as as much as they could. They killed all the stock in the place and carried off all they wanted, leaving the bal ance where it was shot down. Of the poultry they made a clean sweep not a chicken left to crow next mor ning. They told the people at Grand Gulf that they were going to serve Rodney and Natchez in the same way. Firing was heard at Rodney after they left Grand Gulf, so we suppose it has also been destroyed. They told the people at Grand Guof that they did not care about taking Vicksburg until after Fort Pillow fell, when they intended to destroy it.-Whig. DANUER OF TRIFLING WITH 1 Wiltow.-The New York corrts Inquirer gives the following inci dent: Considerable excitementwas caused among the guests in a certain well known hotel in this city, a few nights since, by the entrance of the sheriff. accompanied by several offi cers, who proceeded to turn the lodgers out of bed and to carry cff I the turniture, leaving the boarders tie choice of seeking another hotel or sleeping on the bare floor. Many surmises were made as to the reason of this strange conduct, but it was not until several days after that the facts leaked out. It appears that the lessee ot the hotel hired the furniture in question from a widow-"fair, fat and forty"-whom he promised to marry; but some how or other he tailed to redeem his promise, and the widow out of revenge resolved to deprive him of her furniture, and .ccordimngly caused it to be removed. 'l'he casmt will, very probably, come up in court, and we may expect some rich developments. '[he affair creates no little sensation as the par tics are well known. Anothler Capture.-A soldier from Col. Coleman's command, in the rear of the enemy North of WVhito River, arrived in this city yesterday, and reported that Col. Coleman had cap tured a train of 42 wagons, loaded with baeon and cofee. The bacon was destroyed, but the coffee and a hundred* mules were saved. The Federals seem to have a hard time of it in North Arkansas.-Little Rcck True Democrat.