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Typographical errors will occur in spite of vigilance, and every one will say "it wasn't me," before we actua ly have any chance to put our inter rogatories. -0 --- -0 - Thepatriotic ladies ofourtown have been very busy during the week, ma kingoutfits for the companies. Some of them we understand, have gone on the steamers, to finish the balance of the suits for our brave soldiers. The la dies of Shreveport deserve much cre dit for the part they have acted, they toiled like bees, and the hum of the sewing machines could be heard, while they smilingly guided the cloth which was to encase the bosomis of our gallants. -0-------- The town of Mount Solon, in Va., Augusta county, was, on the 29th ultimo, almost totally destroyed by fire. The particulars we have not, beyond this, that it was accidental. -0 ----------o PROPHECY REGARDING MAMMOTH SHIrs.-A prophecy is made by Mr. Dudley Mann, regarding the Great Eastern, which is coming here again i to go into the freighting business, that a generation will not pass away until that which is now regarded as "a triton among the minnows will find by her side vessels three hundred feet longer than herself, and of thir ty thousand tons measurement. Particular Attention. Items or advertisements intended for the Daily Newso, must be handed in prior to four o'clock, P. M. other wise they will not appear in our issue of the following morning. -0-o---- The fine passenger steamer W. Burton, will leave this evening, at 5 o'clock, positively, for New Orleans, and all way landings. Capt. F. A. Boissat commanding, and J. J. Com pere, our attentive friend, in the office. S5C I@N CLAUSE AT LLOYDS. The *idin Daily News, of the 22d, a : The news from America, stating that the United States troops have been recalled from Mexico, and the national ships of war from the Mediterruean, has produced no ap seciaJW &etatLloyd'sonpremiums. 'he >"sang leauee is now intro duced into poiides by the companies and private underwriters: "Warrant ed free from all loss, claim or damage asiag fmom the seiuiare, detention or any other houtile act of the govern ut or. people of any revolting or a. diSgaes ý the Union gner y lyknn a. mt Uuited States." Qv }town is perfe y R s 1an the way of business, since the uipt of the inews from Charleston, every one, suddenly seems to be fired with the . ilt ofMrYs. Men of all ages, and occupations, have flocked in from the country, and neighboring Parishes; having heard that recruits were in demand; they fairly ran to the office of rendezvous, and with steady hands placed their names on the the list presented to them for their signa tures. We appreciate such men, for their love of independence, and wish them aspeedy and safe, return, hoping to see them crowned with laurels of victory. We have so many rumors of war, *nd contradictory reports from all quarters, that we have concluded there will be no war. A few skir mishes may take place, in fact, they will, but there need be no apprelien sion of a general war, as many seem to think unavoidable. There is no longer any doubt of the intention of the federal government to make an attempt to collect thet-evenues; they are bound to make the effort; but they will never harbor the thought of consununating the step. IA this effort, they know the result, but to appear right in the eyes of the world, they must do it. True it is, that if the northern people were not divided, in opinion, we might then contem plate a bloody future, for we would not yield a jot, so long as there was any true patriot alive in our latnd; while they, on the other hand, in a cowardly spirit ofspitefiulness, would use every exertion to subdue 1us. WVe could here very appropriately introduce the Republic of Mexico as an instance. It would be a war of extermination. By the stcamship America, which arrived at Boston, from Liverpool, we have important news respecting the blockade of our Southern ports, the British Minister to the United States notified President Lincoln that his government would not recognize such a procedure, unless it were coin plete and effective. England can not do otherwise, tfor her interest lays with us of the South, and it would re sult injuriously to her. As regards the love of England for us, outside of our commercial relations, we would not venture an assertion, however, the saying is, "money makes friends." Other foreign powers, it is supposedl will pursue the same course towards this weasure. Mr. Gregory, on the 22d ult. gave notice that he would "bring forward the question of the propriety of a prompt recognition by Great Britain of the Southern States of America." ------0-- Disgraceful. The Tribune of Buenos Ayers, of February 1, comes to uits in mourning, says an exchange, for the events in San Juan, the details i4 which are as revolting and heartrending as any that have ever disgraced the Spanish American name. Colonel Saa fol lowing up his victory over Aberas tin by causing that brave but unfor tunate gentleman to be wantonly as sassinated on the road, after having made him march barefooted and al most naked till he dropped, down with fatigue, and because he was un able to walk furtherhis savage guards murdered him and chopped his body into fragments. San continued his progress to the town of San Juan, which he delivered up to a three days' pillage. He had the three in teresting daughters of Aberastein dragged into the street and publicly violated by his licentious soldiery. Every grown man found in the place he ordered to be shot; declared the town in a state of siege for a period of forty days; and then, in the midst of more than six hundred vic tims, he writes to acquaint the gov'. JfPQ ea tri hed iq Mitire of Tl lhh eIt issued a-proclfr 'ant . e, who irere per fectli fui±o indignation, in which he endeavors to calm them by promising that the actors in that fearful tragedy shall be punished. Letters published in the Tlibune, by eye witnesses of the scene we are speaking of, say the battle of Posito only lasted half an hour, and -tlhat for three hours subsequently Saa's men were engaged in deliberately murdering their prisoners, most of whom were mere boys.. Urquiza comes in for a large share of abuse and indignation, and Derqui, not withstanding his circular, is suspec ted of being privy to these monstrous proceedings. -o Opinion of Lord Palmerston's Or gan. On this subject the London Morn ing Post, of the 22d, also remarks: The time has not yet arrived when foreign nations can either be asked or expected to enter into diplomatic relations with the new confederation which has sprung up in the Gulf States. The negotiations of Mr. Jef ferson Davis and the Congress as sembled' at Montgomery, are at present confined to the object of obtaining from the Federal (iovern mnent that recognition of the right of secession which in reality would con vert a once powerful national union into a mere league ofsovereign States, each member of which wouldl be jus tified in withdrawing, at any moment, from the association. In the pre sence of the exiciting and, at the same tiue, melancholy intelligence which every mail brings firom Ameri ca, it is curious to observe the care til manner in which all Iparlties in the British Parliament have wisely and generously abstained from the ex pression of any opinion which might in any sense embarrass the action either of the Federal (Government or the leaders of the Southern Confede ration. With the exception of a question respecting the collection of import duties at Charleston, and a notice. calling upon the British Gov ernment to recognize the indepen deuce of the new republic, no En glish Minister nor member of Par liaument has said one word which, either directly or indirectly, can hear upon the unhappy and apparently irreconcilable ditferences which af flict the people of the United States. The reason fir this abstinence is obh vious. 'J'lie English people and their representatives in Parliament know that any expression of sympathy or antagonism to either party would not only be interpreted as an unjustifia ble interference, but as an act of fol ly certain to provoke tihe jealousy and the indignation ot a sensitive people. But whilst the north, with its hos tile Morrill tariff, is recurring to and extending that system of protection which has estranged the South, and mnust tend to alienate the synpathie of this country, whose conunerce it is so certainly calculated to injure, time new confederation has endeavored to place itself in the most fa~vorable light towards foreign nations by repealing the navigation laws which confined the coasting trade to Anmerican ships and by providing for tile free naviga tion of the Mississippi. Every one who is acquainted with public law knows that riverian conventions usu ally occasion more trouble and ditti culty than any other species of inter national arrangement. The case of the Danube affords an apt illustration. The policy of the free commercial in tercourse which in these two particu larc the South has inaugurated is in every respect creditable to the wis dom of Mr. Jefterson Davis and his colleagues, whilst, on the other hand, the federal legiplatu, byadsptý a e qthat tov'bmanet whidti hail to esfuF"nsurrection ahl, in all probabiity, permanent separa tion When the proper time arrives for the adjustment of the foreign re lations of the new confederation, in dependence will not be the less likely to be recognised because it is accom panied by an evident anxiety to assert those principles of commercial free dom which in themselves are equally just and politic. bLORE ARMY IRESIGNATIONS.-The New York Evening Post, of the 6th inst., says that a great sensation was produced among the officers at Gov ernor's Island and the other military posts in that vicinity that morning by the resignation of Major Holmes. Major Holmes was commander of the forces at that station and general superintendent of the recruiting bus iness there. The Post says: He is a native of North Carolina, and is understood to have resigned in consequence of his sympathy with the secessionist. lie entered the service thirty-one years ago. The Major seems to have selected a time to resign when it will be most annoying to the Government. It is not probable, however, that his resig nation will interfere seriously with the rapid movements of the Government which are now in progress, although it may cause temporary confusion. It is also said that Major Johnson now on duty here, has resigned. He is a Kentuckian by birth. SCARCITY OF GolD. SOUTII.-Not withstanding the influx of gold, it appears that but little of it finds its way South. Southern merchants are complaining that they have to pay five per cent for gold with which to pay duties on, the imports. A Georgia paper, referring to tlhis, asks : -Why is it that our banks, who controle the cottoll, have not an abtundance of specie with which to 'Ienable' our merchants to pay their duties? Will some of our merchants, who are familiar with conmmercial and banking operations informt us why, with the ilmmense influx of specie front Europe, it commands a prenmitun of five per. cent. in Savan nah ?" A principal reason is that the South is heavily in debt to those with whomn it has traded, and is now paying in Cottonl the debts which it contracted before it entered it upon the hazardouls path of secession. It must pay, at least in lpart, to obtain futr thercredit. We find the above in a ('leveland Ipape'r, and were forcibly struck, at the thoughtof'such a thing existingin the South. So far as our personauj observations are coucerned, we have no doiubt of tlhe scarcity of gold in sonie parts of the South, yet, strange to say, that we could not get paper a few dclays silnce, for gold, without paying a per centage for it; how is this, thiere must he a mistake some where. While in New Orleans, a short time ago, the banks were refit sing to receive silver. From what we have noticed in the diffierent pa pers of this and other States, we are inclined to believe that there is niot such as carcity of gold in the South, as s on'e persons imnagine. Louisiana Abroad. Says the: N. Orleans Delta: 'IThiat perofound old paper, the Nevw York Ctiunuercial Advertiser, conOtinulies its boasts 0f the prevalence of Union and Reactionary sentiments in LotI isiana. The following is its last egb'rt on this theme:" The letter we published last ei'eve ing from New Orleans, has naturallh' attracted a great deal of attention, and given enco uragenment to the idea that a reaction against the Souther'n Con federacy, positive in its character, is about to find practical expresz'ioni in Louisiana. The history of' this State under the Confederacy ,justifies this expectation. The original ,.ctual tt tiers of Louisiana were a most simple hearted and excellent people, who have lived on the continent North and South for many generations. law abiding muntiee' , ainterestinag tuetirsl c t JttIe.I jolitics, and always couiervaive in their views. So long as Louiispa maintained a French predominacy, we would ask what State was more thoroughly well governed, and more creditable to ithe Confederacy. Louisiana from the beginning was an old Whig State. Mr. Clay was the people's political idol, and it was only by the infusion of Anglo-Saxon emigrants from thte Southern States, that she became in fected by the spirit of ultra pernoc racy, now so rampant under the name of secession. Then follows a fierce personal on slaught on certain prominent political gentlemen of this State who were born at the North, to whom the Advertiser assigns the chief agency in getting up the secession feeling in this State gentlemen who though faithfully and efficiently coioperating with our peo ple in the movement for independence. had as little to do in the direction or control of*t that movement as any three citizens of equal prominence in our whole population. Whilst we do not think it proper to reproduce the calumnies hurled against these gen tlemen, we freely give another of our citizens the benefit of the commenda tion of the Advertiser: Bouligny, the only Congressman from the seceding States that remain ed true to his oath, was of the original population of Louisiana. 'We might give the namues of all the prominent secessionists of Louisiana, but not one would be found of tihe old French stock. That is very good. We should like to know of what stock are ex Governors Roman, Mouton and He bert, who are all earnestly enlisted in behalf of the independence of the State, and two of whom were among the original secessionists. We would inform our ancient contemporary that the reverse of his assertion is true; that all the old Creole families in the State are ardently enlisted in behalt' of Southern Independence, and that for the one member of the ancient family of the B]ouliguys, who is put down for Union, we can mention a dozen others of the same stock who are for the Confederacy of the South. uIndleed, if there is another of the sanme family who is for --the Union," it is not known to meimbers of that tfamily. We assunle what we hope is not true, that the Advertiser is au thorizedt to drfimne the position of Mr. J. E. Bouliguv. The Advertiser. however, is conftident of the strength ,of Unionism in Louisiana. It says: It is only necessary t,, look at the. presenit agitation in Louisiana, to see that the iunion feeliing is there pre emninently struggliung for an expres 514th. In that State the demand to bring thei Constitution of the Confederate .States before the people is most en ergetinally insisted upon, and we have just ground for hoping that, ere lhang. the suppressed sentiment in favor of the U nion will achieve a triumph., and strike the first blow by the ballot lox that will eventually topple down the whole secession movement. No people of( the country are naturally more law-abiding than the Creoles of the Sugar State. They are simple. homiest and confiding, and hence the presenlt mbisrepresentatit ion by the wily d4'mliagogues who, coining from ad jlioiuiig States, dare to sacrifice the iu toersts and true sentiments of Lou isiana upon thme altar of disunionismi. Not so simple 51n(1 conhiding as v an imagine, (leitudled Old Fog', as youiii will dlisciver, whenever vou make tlhE cflitrt, to alieinate our ~allant and o i1gciolts ('roles from their duty t' their Stiite'. It is.itated that the largest 'tteatim, *.-r that hay,' leIf, :ind others that are loading in the harbor of Neil Y' rk haeon board -It,O00 tbags for sand, Slveral hundred horses. plenty ot tar sgnig carts, heats for surf-land iing, oars, Carbities, tent-poles, canvas, can non and atummiunition, for a long cuin paigum. 'T'heee are the facts stated in