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Number 17. _SHREVEPORT, T'UE8AY, JULY 8, 18f6. Old Seraes Vet. I
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
HODGE 4. AUSTIN,
Attorneys at Law,
-, }ew over Childers 4- Beard's Store.
Cor. Toxas and Spring sts.,
al-lyd SJREVE-PORT. LA.
J. C. MONCURE.
A tto,'lkrey at Lawv,
gf)ce with L. M. Nutt, corner of
ltd-aI and Market streets. -dLd-1y
EMMET D. CRAIG,
Attorney and Counselor at Law,
O.ce, opposite Post Office,
Will practi'e in the Courts of
"addo. Da+oto, and Bossier. dl1v
L. M. NUTT,
A ttorney at la.w,
OfEce, corner Milam 4. larket Streets.
Practices in Caddo, Bossier and
,o.ýot). nl 0-1yd
LEON D. MARKS. THOS. G. POLLOCK.
MARKS 4. POLLOGK.
Attorneys & Counsellors at Law.
I )RtACTI(CE incopartnership in all
-he ~.irts hehl in theo city of Shreve
port. and in the parishes of De Soto
Office on Market street near Milam.
t- PRIVATE BOARDING.
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BEING located in a rn-tire-d and agree
able part of thel town. attHr.l. iun.:ual in
duceln ents to boarder. , trau.-i:lt or perlrn
net , will find it a corm rtahrr ,!e hlzue. Far:.
.ie. or single geltlmute: n can:t otltain pleas
ant rooms, and day bloarderu will be accoml
S tr, tm.e. d9v9 1re'. A . ".T oimr .
. L. PIHELP'S J. V. RO(GERtS
Phelps &.. Ro-ferl-,
Grocers &VoniminsioiiM M r-lialits
Cor. C'ommerce and (roc(kf arts..
rAP'Onu door above A. M1. Hu1ll & Cu's,
S, IREVF:rtItr." LA.t
lKo p constalnlt on hand a large as
-ortment of .Staple and Panwy Cao
rtrluf . etc.
Advances Inade on cnnrjniincnts t)
our frieiid.s in New ( )rli-aIns. it 1x.lj 11
3. K. Simnpson. G. Jll. Calhoun.
Simnpson & C:lIhoun,
W AREHOLSE & COMMISSION
MER('IJI1 N TS.,
Raceir'nz and Forat'ardin j,'ents,
IhIving b'lased the pulpatllr ;and .uonin.,
dious \Vrufhouste t' ult .s.r,. I i"ývard. "Ittliv
K Co.. and having Inhd lonn e\ o."ri.i u4' in
business, we hope to reiriv.c a ,I itro. of tihe
public p)atrontttge, and pled'ge titr..!e.": to
ao all in our powetr to rive *ntire sutistao
ston in all bu.,iuc;: etrtuusted tu our curto.
lll we qsk i's a fr"ial.
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on Wednesday v+vecingS, at. 7 o'clock.
at their Lodge Room on Texas .street.
N. S.:Ir.o1,.S, N. G.
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Shreveport Chapter of R. A. M. No. 1.o,
meets on the 2nd ad d4th Monday of ..ach
month, at 74 I. M. . . G. Mfc·VILL1AM~.
T C. Waller. Recorder. HI. P.
SAreveport Council, R. and S.. M. No. 5,
meets on the Ist and 3d Saturday of each
month, at 74 P. M. EMMaer I . CRAIG.
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Office Semi-Weekly News, 1
T"luec.day! Julyt -t/ 1t;. j
Passengers this morning r[p rt t.h
capture of McClellan. 'T'his we ,o
not place any contidience it,.
The, following are meagre l,articu
lars of the fight near Iiciho,nd, a.
reported by palssInge rs, ad pll .-lshied
in this paper last Friday.
Fight nea(r Ri'/ino, l.
The Anniconda's A lrk bLoke,.,
Richmond, June 2S.-'llle ,attl,
continued to-day with brilliant si.c
cess.-'lThe enemy is said to be rout
Seven thousand prisoners have bee:
taken. includi ng marny officer, among
them Gens. Reynolds and Ramekin.
Our loss is very heavy. Iteynolds
is a Maj. General and Rankin a Brig.
Richmond, ,June 27.-The follow
ing was received to-day :
To His Excellency President Da vis :
Profoundedly grateful to Almighty
God for the signal victory granted to
us, it is my pleasure and task to an
nounce, to you the success achieved
by this army to-day. The enewmy
was this morning driven from his
strong position behind Beaver DanI
Creek, pursued to that behind Pow
hattan creek and finally after a severe
contest of five hours the enemy were
repulsed from the field : when night
put an end to the contest.
I grieve to state that our loss in ofli
cers and men is great. We sleep on
the field fend shall renE w the conflict
in the morning. I have the ho,uor tob,
be very respectfully, (Signid)
R. E. [.EE,
Uichnound. June: :s.--Tht. Dispatch I
of this morning says the result of yes
terday may thus be summed up. We
have driven the enemy six miles beat
en them twice in the fight, captured
eight or ton batteries, and some thirty
pieces of artillery, many stores, much
clothing, many prisoners and small
arms. Jackson, it is said, has been
doing great damage to the enemy by
being completely ia their rear. He
has cut off all communication with
the Pamuaky; he has captuted five
hundred prisuoners and many stores.
The Examiner says the action be
came general in the vicinity of Coal
Harbor about 5 o'clock in the after
It is estimated that 75,000 Confed
erate troops were engaged with equal
if not superior force of the enemy.
From the best and most reliable in
formation we can obtain,.the field was
The action will be resumed this
morning. The field of battle is about
twelve miles below. The Richmond
Whig says the enemy fell back for
the most part in good order, and suc
ceteded in getting off most of their ar
tillery as well as the greater part of
their dead and wounded.
To-day will probably witness a gen
oral anddecisive battle. The Enquir
er says, at twelve o'clock last night
we couversed with an Aid to one ofe
our Generals. who irnformstus that weI
have driven the Yankees from all thteir
strong positions, taking numbers of
prisofne'S. a great an:u carnnon, arnd
'lcC(li-ll:; n is now I'eprt.e)inted as bei"rig
::mst hemmed in, his telehgraph wires
lhavy: all been cut. and railroad doubt.
less torn up before thi-. In answe:"
to rnqutjlire. it there wvas no way of
Mc('hltllan getting o lhis gunhoats, our
informant replied, none ndetlr IIHe:tv
i-n. that l,: could see, except with his
balloon: inll short, the fight yesterday
was a glorious victnrv.
iticlrumnd, . lune -. - The w hoi, h
of ptris.oners taken sum up abcut t-l'ree
tll,,n-ranld six hundred, Maj. Gtener:al
lb.ynhels and Brig. ( erns. Sminders
:tand itankin. and a lare nr:unlwber of
tield .iiicer-,. IThe constant ar;rivalof
1riOlOlr(-Is ,r,,otU .e livel l eIxcitte:: nt
Il)about the streets. All reports tromi
the fie.ld confirnm the through iiscoin
titure: of the eneinv, and manay people
expect that McClellan will capitulate.
I everal batteries have been taken to
We have lost no GCeneral officer but
I Wn. ;lv has been wounded, it is f.:ar
ed mortally. The gallant Maj. ,Wheat
oftthe Louisiana Tigers was killed.
Riiclhmond, June 29-.-Latest replrts
front the lines, represent there hai:
been no fighting to-day up to 11
o'clock. (irt army then, was in inlt'
of battle, and was extsueted soon t,,
advance upon. thie enemr . The anx
iety to hear fromn thie battl, titld i -
immense, though everyblodv is co:t)t
dent of at decisive S iet,.rv. Citize:ns
are strictly exclt,-lh. d t'clm the lines.
Reliable informationr of the priogres.
of events are difticult to obtain.
Only a few brigades of the attatck
ing column of the Confederate arnyv
were engaged yesterday. Magruder
and Hluger's divisionos were still held
as reserves on the West sid' of the
Chicka:honiny, where it was undier
stood M cGlellan w as yesterday anlmss
ing large bodies of troops. A renew
eal of the contest was expected this:i
mnorning. Two regimemnts of Magrn
Iters division. the 7th and 8th (Geor
gia, suffered severely yesterdlay, in
attempting to take a barttery neari
Seven Pines, defended by atl-ast two
brigades of Yankees. Col. ,Lamar of
the 8th was wounded and takenprin
oner. Lt. Col. White of the 7th was
wounded in the neck.- The easual
ties of tihe two regiments were about
There seems to be no doubt that
McClellan's communication with his
source of supplies is ·effectually cut
The remnant of McClellan's army
is now on this side of the Chickahom
iny. The bridges were destroyed to
prevent pursuit from the Confederates
on the North. It isreported herethat
McClellan is retreating towards James
river where his troops mry embark in
transports, under protection of their
gunboats. The latest inforgnation
from the lines, givea this information
and states that our army is pursuing
the enemy and hope to capture many
of them before night.
Charleston, June 28.--T'he British
steamship Mercer, instead of lying
outside of the bar a' usual, when she
came here this evening entered the
the harbor and now lies anchored off
Sthe wharf. It is reported that a French
i warsteamer wasexpetcted. The rom
Smnnity is much mv.tified at this un
The Expenses of the War.
iThie -,son ('curier says: All
,,tstinv"te-s o, this subject, whether
oftici:d ,r owlherwi-ie. have failed to
rveal Ih,. grow'ilg magnitude of the
S oxp,.nitu-rs of ti ~\. g.m rnment, and
ell- amount of ,ebt already incurred.
MrIt4.C'ihas. cn(i'nOnced last summer
by esti.:uing ~8u0,,00,O0, if we
r colheut aright. a.ti 'teded for the
ye-:r. -'l'hen the Pr*,iident asked
or I.100,(400,1(10, an ( Congress af-'
terwards votetd for 8500,000,000.
h, It. t the next ses5on utlflt:mutencCd
in I)..rrlter. the expenditures were
, 0itaRted at 8'OO,iUOi.O00,( the army
* ,lne' c,'v;'- ,,ii:tg one and a halt' mil
lion per lIay. Now, we are told by
the Hlon. tMr. Sttevens of Pensvlvaniia
that the exp 4ndi:ic-s have bern
three millions a day, ~nd that the
Sdebt on the comintg Jul:y 1, will not
be less tthan S800,100,000. WVill it
ibe less than L: thousand million ? Mir.
Stevents' p1s-tion in the Iiouse gives
to i-i.-st.,aent oetliad authority.
'l'his brir~gs us to the direct qu's
tioxn. IHow munch must be annually
rai.-ed te ,la" such interest? If the
war was to end now, or within sixty
de.tv wt'etu.d t) ll very nearly. I
c's : chi·t ot the fir't idaLy of
1Juiy 'e. t wi! noi t be less than $S00,
))0,)1.o0. \\Xhen, somn timne since,
I had octl asi (t n ) atires the IHouse
,, the tr.asu ' v t e'. ,ill, I stated
,ur doily < xpe'ss at twto milii(,ne:
They are no Ww,ann itav. bee.n ftr
om, time past, ,',o'er t ,:1 , i. I:ilious :a
e1a,'. It is plaijn, th,'r,,b'' r,. tit.zt th,
lumnt I iihve s:a.t. wi!i i e: rather ie
ltw tian -tbove oar i::d(ibttednt s at
t-.- .nd of the ye;ar. The interesa at
-evcn and tirirty-hundredxLs, wldt
,equire abtout eixty millions annual
iv. lhIw m'uch this will be icreas edi
by I the necY sary sa:crTticoi our
1,(ndts, owilnt to the unfortunate'
,spcei, clause in our treasury note
bill. it is hard to conrjecture. The
ordeirary peace expenses of govern
ment will not be less tihan seventy
millions, which, added to the annual
interest on our debt, sixty millions
will make it one hundred and thirty
mnrillion. independent of the ad
vance on our pension list. The
gentleman from Vermont (Mr., Mai'
rill) estimates the" revenue from- this
bill and from customs at onJhuindred
and sixty-three millions. We have
been so little Acucato6zeed to national
taxation- that our statiesie. and means
of ascertaining the actual product of
this bill are very scanty. Any es
timates must necessarily be very
imperfect. Much depends: .the
amount of trade and the ,prosperity
of domestic industry. I -am fectial
that my colleague has overestimated
the amount for the fiscal year. But
for the second year, when the stock
on head, which wl eceape this tax,
shall have -been consumed, -Z believe
the amount will go considerably
above his estimate. But, as -the
amount of interest for the first year.
I have a confident hope that this
bill, with our other revenue, will
raise at least-fifteen miliona beyond
the interest of the debt and the
ordinary expenses of the govern
We find the following in the Wash
ington Telegraph :
To the Citizens of Arkansas.
Ileadquarters Tran.s-TMiss. .Dist. 1
Little Rock June 24 1862. %
The Yankee General, Curtis, is at
tenmpting to escape. His positie:
has become untenable. He is appal
ed at the danger that surround him.
In his terror. he resorts to the desper
perate expedient of moving to the
south. along White river, trusting fir
.supplies from'the Missiasippi by boats.
l'hese supplies cannot ascend \Vhite
river. We, have already blown up
one of his iron clad boats, crippled
ano -,her and can hold the river against
Shis Hoft.i The questiO now is ShaLi
his army reach the fleet below I
Ylu can prevent it-the power is in
your own hantds. The plan is -not
secret. I prociaim it to yen all. It
it is not carried out the responsibirty
will rest on you.
S':ke V(Yur gun and ?i"mmunliitiXL.
everyr mn : of you; mont yur h;:rse
,'r go a foot ; do noet wait an hour t
jtir neighbor ; lose no time, in hoic
ig rmoeetinc: ; move towcards th"e ene
my l"v the shortest road; jlin the first
company -,vo n overtake upon the miar-h
Press upon the invader from every
dirlctiIon. Attack him day and nigt:.
kill his scouttm and his pickets, KmlU
his tilotsandhis troops on: trausForts.
cut off his Wlagnt tra;ins, !.y in am:
bush and surprise :is detachments.
-lhoot his f:noun-ed ofiteers, des(troy
every pound of meat and fioutr, every
,car .of corn and stack of eddrer, oats
and wheat' that can if:dl intto his hande:
fl1 trees as thickly as in rafts, in all
the roa:ds before hnim, burn every
bridge antd block up the fords. IHang
::1.!11 lti front, fiar.rs and rear, and
manke the ring of your roitl and sehc
guls the accompan:mehnt of every foot
'i hs retreat.
Let every man feto and know that
this appeal is addressed to himselt'
specially, and that it is an appeal of
a bleeding country to her sans for de
Oar army in the field will do its
part. Will you do yours ?
T. C. HINDMAN