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EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR.
Mr. N. SELIGMAN, .......Shreveport.
Mr. J. H. LOFTON,....... Bellevue.
Mr. H. C. CLARKE, ......Vicksburg.
Mr. D. D. O'BRIEN,... New Orleans.
Mr. JOHN W. TABER,..Natchitoches.
Dr. W. S. DONALDSON,... Mansfield.
F. B. BAILEY, ....Iuntsville, Texas.
FRIDAY,. -. - _-- AUGUST 1, 1862.
Persons sending us remittances will be
good enough to send no other paper money
than Louisiana State or Confederate' Notes,
or Shreveport Corporation bills, none other I
will bereceived. Individual and other cor
poration bills are of no use to us, as we
cannot get them off our hands.
WVhen subscribers set a F ed
pencil manrk on their pa1lor, ]t sia
niifies that the time lxaid for has
A subscriber living in Springville, Natch- t
itoches Parish, informs us that a disease I
has made its appearance among the hogs in
in his neighborhood, and that they are dying 2
On last Tuesday, we had quite a refresh
ing rain here, and are told that throughout
the Parish, light rains have fallen. During
the rain in this place, we saw a certain ('ap
tain, not far from our office, rush out of his
establishment,with an uplifted broiom, which
he let descend on the head of a poor rat, af
ter chasing it some time,but with all his agil
ity, therat escaped, and ran into the jaws
of a terrier, meeting with instant death.
We wonder why it is that our paper takes
so long to get to Huntsville, Texas. The
following shows how long the "News" is
on its way: "Hlit the mail on the head.
Your paper is a week getting here, it should
come in three days," Let the evil be rmni
ManSfield, .July 2:th.
DEAR NEws: I have just received a
letter from Savannah informing uae of the
completion of the Ladie. Ion Clad I Ittery,
built in that city, and is new r.-adv for a
fight, as soon as the Yankees chous to try
an excursion to Savannah.
'This battery is built on the most itm
proved plan, and coat over two thoulsand
dollars, which amount has been raised by
the ladies of Georgia alone. All honor to
them for their great energy and patriotism.
What says the ladies of Lotui-iama ?
Cannot they raise a sutlicient amounut to
build one on Red River An iron c!id
battery could be built on Red River in tinme
for service in the winter, that with the as
sistance of our land batteries that will lie
erected during the sunmmer and fall, t\ onld
effectually clear the river at.ainst all the
Yankee gunboats that could Ie brought
against us, in fact such a boat in proper
hands would be invaluti ble to us, not lely
as a defence, but to assist our transports
in crosssing the Mississippi river and proe
vent the mouth of our river from being
blockaded. W. S. D.
It seems strange to us that any more
rumors of Foreign intervention should be
published by the press, when they know,
or should know, that all such reports are
gotten up by the enemy, with a view of
deceiving us, and with the hope of putting
us off our guafd. In our last issue we al
luded to this samesubject; and again take
this opportunity of warning our readers
against placing any confidence whatever
in the rumor. That France finding that
England would not join her in interfering
in our war, has made propositions to Rus
sia, is, in our opinion, simply ridiculous.
A. D. Grieffe, who it will be remembered
was sent up Red River for provisions some
time ago, from New Orleans, we learn by
the Alexandria Democrat, has taken his
departure from this ungenial clime for
The Austin (Texas) State Gazette comes
to us this week in mourning for its late
editor, Col. John Marshall, well known to
the craft as a wholesouled gentleman. The
State of Texas has lost in his death a good
citizen, and his country an able advocate
and brave defender. IRequiscat in peace
TE ENEMY ON OUR BORDERS.-
Mississippi has now over 40,000
men in other States, and the Yan
kees being aware of the fact seek
to invade her soil from Manchac and'
Baton Rouge on the South, Memphis
and Holy Springs on the North and
Vicksburg and Grand Gulf on the
Their calculations may be very
nice, but when 6 certain gallant di
vision from Beauregard performns its
orders our enemy will learn to their
sorrow that it is no easy matters to
dcsecra Mississippi soil.-Jack
The Looks. IU
Our readers have all, probably like our
selves, been anxiously looking forward
with great anxiety, for a correct report of
the late battle near Richmond, and why it
is, that we ctnnot hear further authentic ti
particulars, seems strange. Thesilencere
garding this reported great battle leads us
to itr, that like too many bold achiov- u
nimets, when the truth is knlown, the com- P
plexion changes. It appears to have died
away, like the explosion of a volcano, in
We receive now no intelligence from "
Richmond, and the forward movement of "
our army-which every person has been
expecting to hear, seems to have been giv- 0
en up. It may he well that the public are h
kept in ignorance and suspense about the
inanouvres of our army and the policy
adopted by our government of not making
public all of its affairs : yct we opine, that as
a people striving to gain their independence
it would be far better for tlhum to be iufiorm
ed on all subjects, whether cheering ordis- 1'
couraging. Thero would be more of aun
animity of feeling evinced, the public would
be satisfied, and come what might, the re
ception of any intelligence would meet with
illore grace. o
We have no hesitancy in *aying, nd we 11
are not alone in the opinion, that bet Ii ar
mies will, with the exception of skirmiishcs, .
do no more actual fighting until Fall. . t,
Why it is that all oft lt Federal fleet have t
left the vicinity of Vicksbiurg iand gone down ,i
the river, would be ditticult to conjecture.
unless there is some truth in the report that t]
seven iron-clt vessels belongitig to the "
C oufederates hav.' matle their appiearatiice- at
the imouth of the Missitsippi tiver. Yet h
the rumor of the approach ol those v,.sisels a
needs confirmation ill our opinion. T'li dark
clouds which for awhile hovered above us. t
are fast rece-ding from our view, and .-very
day brings with it chetering sign. o!'f a hright
future. IThlicentty sintuo the fia! of se.w
Orleans hlave nlet A ith nagll'hltbutt stu-bborn
resistance frotn our forces, in tl di:'eeti lt :,.
and instead of an onwarld mearit tih-v have
been coimpelledi to retractn their .-ep', t-j'y
"mtarched upl the Iiii. and then a:ti ed c
thdxvw; t again." E:,mboidenoi b. .11m la: -u:- i
ce.ses, tih.i tfrc',s i b t ' Unt. d,.e:, e =. r\ it d
are vising with atl o' ,thr it, d.riun, l-t.l= t
of vaior. and the etnemyv are fast l.si,_ f:t:.L h
in their prowess. Already hts tihe Sl of Afr- a
kan.i-u bhten eleatrei of th'ir "preseinc., ani t
e trust it will not ,he loe g b .tttre ll St.ou:i - 1
ern ground will e odes,.rted iby theini, aInd 1
they be cmpa lled to pr,,tect tilc selvesI t
frout an aggresive arnyi, dete,:ra.i-l t, (
crulsh to th.- earth all obstael,.h i ut i on hlut
orable recognlition of our (:oaintelrlev'y Ie
heralded forth to the ivorldl, and our righcI: t
adhnitted, and the eneticy sue for p,ac
Our late successes is having a lenifictial
effect upon the people of the North, an td
they are now making strenuous c-ff.rts to l
check this war tinder innume.rable ptr- -
tenses : We need therefore not \it tder i
should we hear of a revolution aming
themselves. On the ,2-nth ult, Mr. Sauls-i
bury, expressed himself in th. Utnitiedl
States Senate in very strong lanruige ii n,,t1
to he misint.-rpreted. Thei abolitiont party
received front him thrusts that they will
t le said it was his de:lih:erate and solIenu
conviction that either abolittiinim or
constitutitional liberty nmust dti--the: two
cannot exist together. Abolitienisni has,
for the time being, dissolved tihti 1Tnio,:
I and while it lives it will retinin disslved.
a No free people either will or oughlt to stib-l
v mit to its sway. It has been the :author of
s all our political woes.
r On the 1st inst according to the N. Y. Ex
press, a meeting was held of the citizens
of New York and vicinity opposed thi fuir
ther agtiation of the negro quastion, air l ill
Sfavuror of the restoration of theI Union as it
o was, and the ma;altenanc of the Constitu
tion as it is. It was addressed by the Hon.
C. A. VWickliffe, of Ky., WaN. Duer of New
e York, James Brooks, of the New York Ex
press. Hen. Fernando Wood and others.
The call for the meeting was signed by
S20,000 persons.-Among the resolutions we
Sfind the following, mild one, showing how
kthey esteem the efforts of.their ablolition
a "That this is a government of white men
& and wasestablished exclusvh-ely for the white
C race; that the negro race are not entitledl to
and ought not be admitted to political or so
y cial equality with the white race, but that it
-- is our duty to treat them with kindness and
S consideration as an interior and dependent
r race; that the right of the several States to
o determine the position and duties of the race
- is a sovereign right, and the pledges of the
Constitution requires us, as loyal citizens,
not to interfere therewith."
The consequences that may arise from I
thisaseemingly detoermnined course, about to I
be pursuedia the North, may pr.,ve very dis- I
asterous to the Federals, and at the same I
time be of considerable benefit to our
cause; for if they are to become divided,
it weakens themn, thus strengthening us, I
aud it will then he in the power of our pe- 1
ple, if they watch the mnonient, to take ad
vantage of their tifamily snarruls, and speed
ily terninate this war They regret having
Oablsted ill this coILtest; they are not frank
eltllngh to atlii thl e t|iei, itud they are .,triv
itig now to have no blani.. rest upon their
s-houlers and thtus evade it. 'ITie effect
of this policy, we: prestllnit. will not be luong
hilheh, in the dark, nd ill it shorlt time we
will be lbetter pos-ted.
Commnercial Rights of Neutrals
Impwortant to the Cotton Trade.
'I'lTe following important letter was
pnblislied in the Mlolile papers:
C..ON IVi.DI:I ATII; &TATI.s oi" A.eImIC, )
)"t:i'.RT:rNT Or - SrATE,
lHithmoud, "Va., May 11;, 18ql;.
SIR :-tlu:lswwer to your comrmuni
cat ion of this morningti , I have the hon
ur to state that the goverrnent has
no desire to destroy atny cotlton Lbe
Iloigiing to neutrals, butout the contra
ry, is willing to extend to it, full pro
tcctiou while in its po\w'tr, provided,
th1 like pretection can be ei;.ctivc,
when the cotton may full into thepos
Ssts.olt of ttle erlemly. iThe past coI
duct of tile governmllntit of thlt: United
Stateis.:L and thie pas-ive attitude of
neutral natimos, w'hoSL rights have
been violated by the I'ntitd.l Stats,
have satisited us that if cotton belong
in,. to neulrals Ie a:llowed to fill inlito
the Lanuds of the enenmy, it will he
secized antl aplipropri;Ltedl by tht. rt
gardl.es of neutral rights., and that
cmutr I powers will fa i ti, aihird any
prt,.ctionl to the rights of their sub
jIct when thutI s vi.olat'!.
It'. hliowevr, as oull sngg,.st, an"v
,flinill as tltinC tw .-hlill be toa'llllliy
c matunin'ated by the governaictlt o['
.' y? n,-utr'al luntion:. o t|,is natti,,, ot'
;t Inatur. l' to Q:lti.-fli I1., t Isat co!,tct, Lt .-1
l~augin,.., to tih'-auiects ol'. ach n,,trali
nation sla!i i,,: ctlibcrnaliy pr,,tec·td
agn:* ieiz i'tiu /t l app:olnttiot hv
lthe enItmU , it a:llowetd Io t:l!! into Iiis
p,,ssst .i.,n, this ,,vtrnmen'It will havt\e
no th-shtuien fu i-.uing in.strutction.,
to 'trL ait t 'otam ti:e dL-stt'ttction iof snelt
clt ton, Iv In whtcl exl posed to sizture
by thtm etem'.
I !n1, YotIr t b ,i-cli,.nt seri'\ant,
,J. P. ItEN,J.IIN,
0(;tlr" iol .'tate.
To1 '. (. li.vto,. 'l",l.-
"Th, 3toloile papers, says te M3,.s
,dSilqiian, conunentl upon M1r. th.,.i:n
min' ]letter in the nirst fhvoranlt,.
terms. \Ve nc glad to .,. that lhi.
•listintuwiiiIh l, o tuisiuti:ttn'.-0 utii:in t s
tIil, d abilitits arc tiurntei it l tliis di- 1
Srctin. T hi civil policy ofthis gov
ortlie'u i H "t vital ,os ur iittri
-ploicy. I',,ice has its victorits :a
lwell ain war. 'Ihe cI tt'on que.l(ti,-,
hIias Lbeen too lontg allowed to oc.rutyv
a very injuriout fositin. It is duo
alike to the diniiiiy "tntl iiellio' nict',
of the S'outirn ptipl- th.lit our fre
irade governm amnIt -outl he the f, re
most to rlecognlize the .great Inrincilple
,of colnimrci(i fireldoln, set ort:hI at
Paris in 18i6, to-wit: the coNtuner
cil rig-ltts of ,t" ittl rI duritig war.
'T'he ut iliz:tion oft ithe coCtttotl ciol iS
s(.curcd by Ir. MtIiimiamniin's hotter.
WVi ith tlhe sale of roer gr:t st:le fo
niitirl ra It'Olluln wt , aicompl isim lntIi nV
tlo.-mirallh] things. WV e turn over to,
iuritope thl rnliotetion o ,tl croilp
gainist 'tYankee rapacitvy ; we remove
Stlu cotton uliestiin l nas : dthnortlizing
ilano di.-tracting elittelmit ill ti'he lnidiit
of our own people ; we btretigtlett
C'ollint-rIto credit alir-,oad to the ox
trent of S::00, 00(.00~0 in gold or its
equtivalltnt, and we secuire the presence
of our tuperior cr11, in the world's
Imarket insnrceessful Cotiptetition with
the idlt hopes of Englilsh abolition
ism. It is believed lbyv those wellaC-
quainted with the condition of our for
' ign relations, that Ettrope will move
against the North upon the isstue pre
s ented in Mr. IBeijamin'sletter toMr.
Baylor. In the meanwhile, let the
.0planters cheer up. Cotton will ad
- vance rapidly and find a ready sale.
d Edward L. P'earce, the agent of
t the Yankee Treasury 1)epartment at
o Port Rovyal, reports: "13,000 acres
Splanted by free negro labor, on the
e island, one half in cotton; crops for
, ward and well cared for."
it appears there is a prospect for a 1t
foriegn muss, growing out of a flagof
truce steamer having got from Mobile
loaded with flour, and getting with it
to New Orleaus-another Yankeeap
tain in disguise we presume-the fi
buying meachandise from the Yan- l
kees, and getting their permit topass n
through the blockade. On her arri- t
val, the foreign consuls at Mobile at c
once took steps to have the blockade a
of that port declared broken, by the Il
act of the federals. It was supposed c
European war vessels would interfere t
at once.--luntsville (Texas) Item. i
We publish the following for the a
information of the soldiers :
IVar Department, 1
Adj't and Inspector Gen's. Ofice,
Richmond June 17, 1862. t
(;Ea:It.TL ORDiwRS No. 44. s
* * w * * s
IV. To prevent misconception in (
reference to the discharge of men un- t
der 18 and over 35 years of age, un- i
der the Conscript Act, the army is ]
informed that only such persons as t
have not re-enlisted for three years
or the war will be entitled to their 2
discharge on the 16th of July next. i
I'hose of the ages above mentioned s
who have so re-enlisted, whether they i
are in the twelve months regiments t
or war regiments, are not entitled to
a discharge until they have served t
out their term of enlistment. 1
By command of the Sec'y. of War. t
[.ignedj S. COOPER,
Adj't.and Inspector (Geueral.
The Rlangerpublished at Washing
ton, Texas, says :
Last week an arrest was made at
Navasota, by the Provost Marshal, of
VYrplank Ackenman, postmaster and (
nerchant, for refusing to take Con
federate money for debt. lie was ta- 1
ken to Houston for trial.
'i'he drouth is long and severe;
the grass and all vegetation is near
burnt up ; the corn crop in the up
lanlds is cut off one half, but as there
has been as much again planted as
wa- last year, there will be as great
n ;abunidance.-'Texas Ranger.
'1'RAItDE WITH 'HI'u So'TIr.--,The
Cinciuati Times is not satisfied
iwith the prospects of trade opened
"p with the South by means of the,
Lincoln armies. It says:
We sincerely hope that trade will
spring into activity-as fast as the na
ti,,nal army goes South, but we do
nt think it safe to base commercial
.-Lccess ttpotl that state of affairs. It
h;s now beeLn about three tonttth.
.-ilce e cunlle into possession of
Nashville" and points above Memphis
on the Mississippi river, yet the re
I ceipts of the products of the sugar
c:,net have been only torty barrels of
imolatsses and two hogsheads of sugar,
while articles which have been ship
ld fromn here there found a dull
''lhiis is only the begining of the
le--sonm which the West has te learn,
and that is, that it has been quarrel
ing with its own bread and butter,
watring upon its natural allies and
hest customers, and been made cat's
l,aw of the shary, greedy and lanati
cal Puritans of the East.
Woolen rags have at last been re
duced to the service of the paper
maker. In England, old coats, and
trowsers, blankets, &c., hitherto fit
for little else than manure, are by
somne secret process, bleeched and
traupnmuted into a white, fibrous pulp,
which is freely bought up by the
lalt.r-imaker at '22 a ton, and ex
c,-llhent printing paper, suitable for
uewspapers, made out of it.
'l'h llantations of General Bragg
and Polk and Henry Quitman. son
of the late Gen. Quitman, and many
oithers, have been taken by the inva
shall has resinged and his resignation
has beeu accepted by the President.
His late command was turned over to
General Williams, who with his forces
is in Mercer or Giles county, Virgin
S The Boston Light Artillery com
pany has been disbanded by order of
f Gov. Andrew, inconsequenceof their
t refusal to enter upon active service
s for a longer period than six months.
e This action on the part ofthe govern
or took place after. 100 horses had
Sbeen purchased for the compa uy.
McClellan Publicly Accused of
[From the Chicago Post, July 2.]
Yesterday, during the excitement
tollowing the first reports of the fight
before Richmond, the particular ene
mies of Gen. McClellan betrayed
their bitterness very decidedly. Ex
cited groups collected at every cor
ner. In front of this office a very
large srowd collected, anxious to as
certain the news. An excited con
troversy soon sprung up. In an an
imated controversy between Messrs.
Milton S. Patrick and B. F. Had
duck, the former expressed himself
very freely and unreservedly against
McClellan. Mr. Hadduck rejoined
warmly. Mr. Patrick, as a clincher,
then declared that within a very
short period, "Secretary Stanton had
told Mr. John H. Dunham that Mc
Clellan was the greatest traitor in
the North, and that all the material
information furnished the rebels of
Fcrdral movements was furnished
them by McClellan's family."
Mr. Patrick is a well known citi
zen of Chicago, a man of strong polit
ical prejudices, it may be, but still
so far above suspicion that we dare
not question his word without fur
ther evidence. He asserted the fact
without any equivocation or reserva
tion that Secretary Stanton had told
Mr. Dunham that McClellan was a
traitor. Mr. Patrick is, of course,
only responsible for the story as it
comes from or through Mr. Dunham.
Mr. Dunham is a responsible and
highly respectable merchant of this
city, lately president of a bank, and
we do not believe that he would
state that Stanton had accused Mc
Clellan of treason unless he was sure
of the fact. Now, if Mr. Dunham did
not hear Mr. Stanton say that Mc
Clellan was a traitor, let him say so.
The charge has been made publicly
on the streets, and Mr. I)unhamn has
been named as the party to whom
the Secretary unbosomued himself.
If the story is false, justice to the
Secretary of WTar, as well as to Mc
Clellan, requires that it should be
Ipromptly branded as a fthlsehoed.
If true, and the Secretary of War did
say that McClellan was a traitor,
then the Secretary of War is himself
,a criminal for allowing a traitor t.)
have, command of the army. Let
the fat ts come out.
The New York Tribune's army
correspondetnt, writing from Virginia
after the late battle, indulges in the
following strong langua'ge:
Wh.en loyal New Y,,rk regiments.
lifted fimn their fee-t by the fire of
rebel brigades, cry out of their
wounds and death for help,; when the
chloicest of New England, Michigan
and Pennsylvania troops, outnum
bored in front and on both flanks by
whole divisions of the enemy, beg
for reinforrements, I say that the
blackest crime that power can com
mit is to stalk upon the tield of peril
and say, "Soldiers, I have no faith
in your conmmander-let your mar
tyrdom proceed;" and so says the
army of the Potomac, and it registers
to-night vows of vengeance, as it
marches, in the dark, from a position
their diminished numbers disabled
them to hold, but which is consecra
ted to them forever by their suffer
ings, their labors, and their wrongs.
1 The politicians and statesmen wiho
left us here to be outnumbered and
cut off from our supplies and the poe
ibility of retreat are doomed men.
Brownsville is gradually relapsing
into the dillness of old as the cotton
trade becomes more settled and regu
Slar. At one time we had scores of
farmers and country merchants cerm
ing and going, bringing small lots of
cotton, bacon, pecans, lard, flour, etc..
but these small dealers are at present
few and far between, and the busi
ness has dwindled down to receipts
Sof cotton. This effect is the result
o of the conscription system, which
s has taken off most of the young men
Swho drove the independent trading
teams, and the business of transpor
- tation is now confined to contractors
f who bring out cotton and carry back
r merchandise in exchange. This
e produces the existing apparent dull
s.ness, and we do not perceive any
- sign of a renewal of the flush times
d that prevailed four or five months