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VOL. 1. SHREVEPORT, LA., TUESDAY, MAY 7, 1861. 1OQ
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P1LESSI;SE. 401.1) TY'PE: 'T'AKEN IN IKX(' KA N4 K F'ull iNu v at 10 () e'uIts 11t1'I p' illiki. 1101. I. Sll~liS.AR't'l1ft Wu. !l'Y VI' TAOS. g. SHIELDLS & CO., ?DEALER" I\ '1'I't I'll~ A'thSES, INKS. Aeatx, Buvik, IL Vrajq.ihg .ý* Printing. Papevrs, CA It S A NI ('A IL) BOA R S. SForeign and Domestic Stationary, G (RAVIErR ST.,aiud 10 B3ANK 1PLACE, New Orleans. sllIy Mary Ann. Two lovers stood upon the shore Of Massachusetts boy; Bidding a sad farewell, before Seth tore himself away. "Farewell, farewell, my Mary Ann! My Mary An! " said he, And then they took a little smack And he went out to sea. Let each one strive with all his might To be a decent man, And ,love his neighbor as himself, Upon the golden plan. And if his neighbor chance to be A pretty teiutle woman, Why, love her all the more-you see, That's only acting human. Richmond, April 30.-The State Convention has. elected the follow ing gentlemen as delegates to the Southern Congress at Montgomery : Hon. R. M. T'. Hunter, lIon.. Wni. C. Rives, ex-U. S .Judge IBrocken brough, lion. Walter It. Staples and Judge CampbelL Alexandria, April 20.-A special express to the Gazette says that the long bridge over the Potomac, at Washington, is guarded on tlhe nortli h side by a large tforce of Federal troops, and on the south side by the Virginians. It is reported that the federal troops are lnow ill occupation of Arl ilngton heights ; also, that a United States steamller is to be off Alexan dria, and that all fish caught at the lower hland;ing on the Potomnac are sent to WVashiugton. 'The clhartered transport Baltic passed downi the stream yesterday. Several more arrests of personls have been made. IFamilies contirnue to leave W ash ilngtoni ill large niumbers, fearing the ajpjiroacihiig dangler. Among; the persons conlpelled to quit is Dauiiul Ritcliff, a prominen t lawver. Gen. Scott is said to be very infirm. New York, May i 1.-''he ste.aier (lchesaleakel has returnedl fromn Fort o11ll)roe, aifter landing :3tJ0 barrelrs of provisions. Washington, May 1.-Cl. Ripley has benaiippointeil to the hlad of the ordnance bumrea, vice Craig, ordered to other duty. Lieut. Oglesih hasI been i sill issed, hilinr to render his actc' unt satistactorily. B stol, Mally 1.-lfi IOn. Chas. Fra- cis A_1,1iiis: , . S. iliniste rtothetourt 'f St. .11 1ilS, sa Is to-i1'1orrow for tlheii seat of his IIissi5loi. 'Tihe Varuiinit hinks have tendered O:tit.u0 to r the iilse of the tate. *'T'o YXork, 2May 1-TI f-hh o.treirn lit's reIorts that I'ril nice Napeleon woul dl I dmand s:11isfalct ion oft helUue. l'Aumhll, ir hIris recent prup hflet. Fretl'rick. Mli., lav .-(ov. 1 licks bIas sun to the legislature a uiiuiorial front citizeins if W:shinigton and F"redlerit k countit s, loot, .tiug against Virginia soldihtrs inlvadiling the soil of 31 ;rvlaiid. aiiil searehiiiu'h private iwelias. l14 " iselaints ,iving the V ;irgi iiijiitI. l ny sith 1 ight, tuid re quests the Legislature t~ act I here'n. 'lreiiton N. .1., 1la'y 1 .-( g g dh-n recoliuiiimds a loau of $2,000, 000. Ifo -ton. Maxl 1--'Thue 'i:te~ara sail ted t~-day. but ttookoult no( .-opicie. WiT' A'rnhin hias arrived. Annap olis, 3May 1-Tlhoma:s A. Scott, of lteihisylvaniia, has taken chairge If the military route. Or( tder bei hg restored transiports leave t w ice ta d fi for i'erryville. 2.l'tioii..rv, 31:l\' 1-Nothiiing of genieral interest. (iotgcress 5;o'st I ill secret 5, ssioin. The first hattalitne of the third Alabama regiment left this ilornin ii for \ Xirginia. Two coin phtliis of dragoons are ready to start Ftr Pensacola. New; York, May I-It is reported that the regular trains from Wash ington northward will commence to day; also, that Governor Letcher is about to issue a proclamation for bidding the passage of Southern troops through Virginia. A letter from Fort Monroe, says there is no danger of an attack; there are two thousand men there. No batteries will be allowed to be erected within range. Baltimore, May 1- After the crowd left the Custom House, George Le mon cut down the American flag, and was arrested by the deputy sheriff.. Baltimore, May 1.-Three spon taneous meetings were held here last night; resolutions adopted in favor ofsustaining the government, and approving Gen. Scott's determina tion to maintain the National flag. The star spangled banner was un furled over the customn-house and postoffice, by order of the new offi cials, amid great enthusiasm. Chicago, May 1.-The President of the National Typographical Union assents to its postponement. Omaha, May, 1.-Nebraska is a unit for thIe Union. Gen. Black, on arrival of his suc cessor, returns to Pennsvlvania to assume important conunand. Fort Kearney, May 1.-The pony express, with San Francisco dates to the 20th, has arrived. The Golden Gate sailed on the 20th with 8826,000 in treasure. The gold excitencut is prevailing from reported discoveries in the mountains south-east of Los Angeles. Annaupolis. May 1.-Fortifications conmman(ding the country for two miles around have been tlhrown up. 'Sonme thing important is going oln. Orders were given yesterday to arrest all newspaper correspondents. Thie California Assembly on the 10th passed the propo.sed amendment to the Constitution of the United States, 61 against 9. Washington, May 1.-The report of an armistice is untrue. Nearly every portioln of the Dis trict is telegraphically connected. Paris letters received to-day say the French government is fiully posted on Americ:an althirs. anid no sympathy is filt for the Confederate States. New York, May: 1.-(en. Scott will soon change his headquarters to Philadelphia. Forty thousand troops are to be concentrated at Waishingtoin. (ten. Bonlham is reported in com manid bf the Virginia troops. Capture of Fort Smith Fort rSmithi April 2S.-Fort Smith in in possession of the State troops. Ab.out 12 o'clock last night a volun teer force, under thie Command of ('ol. Solon Borland, landed at tlhe vwhartf on the steanmboats Tahlequah. and Frederickl Notrehe. The comn ramid numbered nearly three hun dred nawn. Alboiut an hour before their arrival, Capt. Stengis decamnped with his comimrnand, consisting of two cavalry companies. lie took away time horses Ibelongiing to his command and such supplies as lie could trans port. lie is falling back to Fort ()unchita. 'T'he post was formally surrender ed by Capt. A. Xlontgomery to, (Ten. I>.Burgivin, A.hjuddnut ( eneral of the State. II. placed Col. lorland in charge. Capt. Mongomnery and Maj. Gatlin were taken prisoners. 'They were dislcharged on parole 'hl'liere wvere abla ut seven hundrid State troops here to day. They were passed in review in the garri soni parade ground. The flag of the Coiifederate States cAf Anicrican was raised on the boat at 12 o'clock amid the firing of cannon and the cheers of the people. Atter the review, three cheers weik given for the Arkansas citizens soldiery, three cheers for Gov, H. 1M. Rector. The stock of property taken possession of is esti mated to be of the value ofthree hun dred dollars. [From the London Telegrapb] BLOCKADE OF THE SOUTHEN. Poa'rs.-With regard totheblockade question, we have to state that it cannot be solved byanygovernment in Amer ica, but must be left to the maritime powers of Europe-which, acting up on the law of self-preservation, must. of course. forbid all attempas to exclude their commerce from the ports of the South.; the ruin of which, though it might gratify the passions, would not serve the interest of the North. Such a policy of coercion, therefore would be borth shortsighted and. in effectual. The new tariff, for which Mr. Lincoln is not responsible, though he will not be unwilling to.accept its consequence, is an unwise measure on the part of those who frame it. * * * * * President Lincoln has the interest of the Union to pro tect, and Lord I'Paherston is bound to defiend those of Great Britain; but the former cannot be allowed to block ade our jiag oat of the Southern ports. or the latter be stimulated to any partisau advocacy of Northern ambition. Liberty-Jfersu-onHamilton.-T The first shout of the American free men is 'liberty!' It is a talismanic word. There are seven stars on the blue field of our Confederate fag ! Jefferson was the father of democracy, the synonym of of true Republican ism, and the first President of the Confederate States bears, as his giv en name, that of the great apostle of Liberty and Republicanism. Hamil ton was the chief of the old Whig school, Washington's aid in revolu tionary struggles, and WVashing ton's friend. Seven stars deck the flag of the Confederate States. Jef )frson Davis is our President, and Alexander Ilamilton Stephens is our Vice P'resident. There is a perti irenit omen in all this. Natchez Free Trader, 27th inst. Latest from Norfolk. PREP'ARATIONS FOR DE FENCE OF THE CITY. The Norfolk correspondent of the Petersburg Express, writes on the 23rd: On Ioispital Point the sand bat teries are near1ly conipleted, and seven guns are already in position. The work is so tar advanced that live additioiial gulls can he mnounted to-day, which, wit i the iron battery, umaterials tr which are now on the spot, wil! complete thle defince at this point. On the opposite side of the river fromll the' Hospital, the old United States Krill be anlchored in a position periett'ly comnulinanding tile channel. She will be taken to the Navy Yard to-day, land receive a sulficient arma Illent of guns of the heaviest calibre. Betweenll these two powerful defences, placed hiss than a Hlalf a mile apart, it is believed no fleet can possibly force its way, even though it. suc ceededt in passing the heavy batte rits now beingr erected on Crauey Island and at Fort Norfolk. P'roper precatutions have been taken too, to guard against an attack from the rear, and people here feel now that their city is safe. ''lie local ,journals ofthte same date P have tlhe ftollouing: Arrival of Georgia Troo~ps.-Yes terdav tllree comupauies comprising a body of 150 troops arrived in Ports imoulth on the Seaboard and Roanoke rtailroad, and were immediately ac comnmodated with quarters in the Na. val Hospital, where they are most. agreeably bestowed. Sl/aes at WTork.-A large number of slaves are busily working upon the batteries and other means of de. fending the harbor. Free' Colored enA JaA. of tb-. ty-twe worthy free neoes ofthis ' city, whohave offered theirservices in the work of defence, or in anr other capacity required, has been' sent to the. captain of the -Woodis. Riflemen. Movement of Troops.-We leatn from a gentleman from Hamptonthat 1000 troops left Old Point yesterday, and that three ships and two war, steamers, with a large number of troops on board, were off Old Point. A Splendid Battery.-The battery at the Naval Hospital: would strike the military eye as an elegant affair. A large number of 9-inch Dahlgrea guns are among the "baby wakers," and they would rake the channel for two miles down.. Captain MtcIntosh. and Lieutenants G. W. Hartrison and Wm. Sharp, all lately of the United States Navy, are in qharge of this noble battery.. Working.--,The work of erecting batteries along the river progress finely. A large number of bands are engaged on the breastworks, and al ready our harbor is well defended. All praise to our brave and patriotic working men. The Virginia Ordinance of Seces. sion. AN ORDINANCE to repeal the ratificeation of the Constitution of the United States of America, by the State of Virginia, and to resuele all the powers granted under. said Constitution. The people of Virginia, in their ratification of the Constitution of the United States of America, adopted by them in Convention, on the 25th day of June, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight, having declared that the powers granted under the said Con stitution were derived from the peo ple of the United States, and might be resumed whensoever the same should be perverted to their injury and oppression, and the Federal Gov erniment having perverted said pow ers, not only to the injury of the people of Virginia, but to the oppres sion of the Southern slaveholding States. Now, therefore, we, the people of Virginia, do declare and ordain that the Ordinance adopted by the people of this State, in Convention, on the twenty-fifth day of June, in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight, whereby the Constitution of the United States of America was ratified--and all acts of the G(eneral Assembly of this State ratifying or adopting amend mrents to said Constitution-are here by repealed and abrogated; that the Union between the State of Virginia and the other States under the Coin stitution atforesnid is dissolved, and that the State of Virginia is in full possession and exercise of all .lie rights of sovereigngy which belong and appertain to a free and independ ent State. And they do tarther de clare that the said Co lastitujion of the United States of America is no longer binding on any of the citizens of this State. This Ordinance shall take effect and be an act of this day when rati tied by a majority of the votes of the people of this State, cast at a poll to be taken thereon on the fourth Thurs day in May next, in pursuance of a schedule hereafter to be enacted. Done in Convention, in the city of Richmnond, on the seventeenth day of April, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty one, and in the eight-fifth year of the Commonwealth of Virginia. A true copy. JNo. L. EUBANK. Secretary of Convention. Gen. Buckner says Kentucky is determined to maintain neutrality, and would not allow Confedrate troops to cross her soil to invade the North, nor countenance organisations of ber citizens for that purpose.