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HOMFE MANUFAc TTYI. ,ba ma, .,4 Lv .I .TNO. T)DICKINSON EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR. Wednesday, - July 3, 1861. Job Work must be paid for on de livery. AGENTS. Mr. Jolnw W. V ABER, is our authorized agent in Natchitoches. Mr. D. D. O'BRIEN, No. 6, Exchange Place, New Orleans, is our authorized Agent for that city. MR. H. C. CLARKE, Bookseller, is our au thorized agent for Vicksburg and Natchez. Mr. J. H. LoFTON, is our agent at Belle vue, Bossier Parish. Those friendly to our undertaking, who may hear of any local, or other items, that will prove of intereat to our readers, will favor us by handing in the same at the office the News, We will be pleased to receive contribu tioxs from our friends, in and around Shreve port. An occasional article from our planters, relative to the crops, will be very acceptable. In fact, we desire correspondence from every section of the States. Personal articles will pot be published, either as c:mmunications or advertisements. g-- See every page. Ouing to the change in the Mail Arrangements, "IThe Daily News," will not make its appearance at a.s early an hour in the morning as usual. This we are compelled to do to enable us to furnish our readers wuth the latest intelligence. Seward's Prophlecies.-Mr. Seward has been exceedingly unfortunate as a prophet. He prophesied in D)ecim ber that there would be no war; and that the whole secession movement would come to an end in a given number of days. Subsequently, he prophesied again to the same effiect, and actually shorted the time. At a still later day, he yet again assured a business man who consulted him. that there would be no interruption of the piublic peace; and counselled him to make the large purchases he contemplated, on the faith of his prophetic assurances! [Rorchester (N. Y.) Union. Our Friends in the Interior. To the readers of the News in our Parish, or vicinity, and Texas, who contemplate making purchases in our city, we say go to the estab lishments of such parties as have advertisements appearing in our col umns, and you will find them lib eral and deserving of all patronage. They offer to customers good articles at reasonable prices. Read all of them, and note their address, and if you have any diffliulty in finding their location on your arrival in our city, call at our office and we _will take you to them. We know them, and, therefore, recommend their pla ces. Yesterday the stage to Monroe commenced running daily. This change will probably enable us to re ceive still later news, hereafter. Ere long we hope to be enabled to inform our readers of a daily mail, from New Orleans to Shreveport. Brigadier-general Pierce.-- The origin of this Massachusetts military genius is involved in obscurity. He .suddenly burst upon the afrighted Virginians at Hampton a few days ago, and already his soldiers accuse him of cowardice and utter incom petency, and ask that he may be sent back to Boston. The Enemy. The following which we find in the New Orleans Picayune, is too true, and uinless we are very guarded,when and where we least expect him, the enemy exhibits himself to our full gaze, and consternation. Tke Enemy at our Doors.-While we are remaining in fancied security, and boasting of the impossibility of the invasion of our shores by the enemy, a fleet takes possession of Ship Island and the sound, and cuts off our communication with Mobile, while another of the enemy's ship blockades the mouth of the Atchafa laya. Where is ourfleet of gunboats, and why are they permitted to lie idle when there is plenty of opportunity for them to exercise their skill and bravery by having a small tea party with a light craft of the enemy 1 Well may our cotemporary ask ' Where is our fleet of gunboats," etc., At the very commencement of our present difficulties, we directed atten tion to the cityof New Orleans as the point of attack by the federalists. We have not yet had any good reasons to change our views on the subject, on the contary we look upon it now as a fixed fact. The skirmishes which have taken place amount to nothing; yet, in the end they may prove very disastrous, for it is evident that our at tention is to be directed in every quar ter but the right one. This much we give the enemy, is a great advantage. Our troops are concentrated-where ? A great distance from the principal point, New Orleans. The majority of our readers, doubtless, will disa gree with us, as regards the probabil ity of the above city being the scerne of action, we ca:um.it help it; we think thus, and therefore express our thoughts. At the time of the withdrawing of our States from the Union, allusions were made to them, as they follow ed each other, step by step, in the great movement. Do our readers not remember that it was i at the, North, "we can let that state go, but Louisiana, we must keep, we can never relinquish our clainm:-upon her.' etc, yes, those were the expressions, or language tantamount to the sanme thing. They look upon. the Crescent city, with untold jealousy ; they fear her future, for the.v know her importance, and in her prosperity they see the downtall of their once great city. They feel the hand of poverty pressing upon theum; they rave as their rival loonus up before their vision., rene tized by the, fbr eigners, in the same light that they were wont to shin,'. When our rea ders meditate upon this, we know they will think as we do, for tis but natural: The following letter was handed to us for publication; we publish a ,por tion of it with pleasure, but do not think it was intended to be made pub lic; however, here it is, with the ex ception of some portions that do not concern the public, and which we have taken the the liberty to omit: NORFOLK, June 18, 1861. Dear Mother.-I received your kind letter, day-before-yesterday and with it the bundles of paper sent by Mr. Gill. All are well in camp, and in fine spirits; we are very glad to hear that the good ladies of Shrevepolt have been so kind to us. We feel cheered also by the provision of the Police IJke are eneamped on the sea shore, and thebreeze is quite cool; day-be fore yesterday it was most too cool, and I would have been comfortable if I bad my great coat on. The en Semy is encamped about four miles from us just on the other side of the river. We can see them plain, and hear their drum beat when tiey go to drill. Several ships of war are near us, and they are close eaongh for us to see their flags; we can see them frequently shoot bomb shells at our batteries about four miles ofl; they shoot from a plaeo called the Rip Raps to Sewell's point which is near seven miles distant. There is only this one gun in the United States that can shoot so far; it is named the "Union gun," and was bnried in the ground in Maryland, and has been recently dug up. I ant rather afraid of that gun; if they move it to t the enemy's camp opposite us, they can run us away; I know if we had it here the yankees wouldn't stay there very long. Ir. Blackwell and Edward are well end getting along finely. Some of the people ini Shreveport think we are short of provisions; such has not been the case yet, thank God, and I don't think it is likely to Lbe. T will give you our yeiste.rday's bill of fare: Soup, Beef with vegetables; Bacon and cabbage, with vinegar; Irish po tatoes, boiled; Corn-tield peas; fried beef-steak; stewed crabs; corn bread crackers, onions, rice, fried bacon and blackberry pies, at will; with sweet milk, coffee and good water of a spring close by. Cold salt water baths can be had by going down to the beach. For the Shreveport Daily News. The Rise of Times-A Parody. BY SYLVESTER I.OVEPEAC'E. Alas ! that man, should ever be, So prone to wtu-Irw its syou see; War that enhances emervything, That commerce or the seasons lIring. You ask what makes the loather rise! It is the war, the tanner cries. The cows do still wear hides he see,. And bark still grows upon the trees. Woolenu and linnen can't he cheap In war-tho' w. have hmp lud sad p. NoY , every thinglill (-at or ,r ur. Tlis ar. ,f cu1.1 . th:t mak.s it diar. Anli aged Ilatrton we.it it ly A c('nd! . fr ,, light h(.r iU . Anlid tinding that thin price ;"t7 n.,,t., y" full thi ce nt e "s Than is ibh , The groeci a.-kd h,,w cmin it sw, Ti- war' hle crit-d-th, ý or %, kmw. "The am.nieitl toiae ull ttunlled he: t. , And with a sigh for imIankilid ci is : Alas ! alas ! and do they tight, These luckless time-s by candle light : Ne\S O)rletans, .June, 1/'61. C(,mmu4,n'ate (:. AL «V'.r-d to tlw Iat. . We would sugges.t to tl,' l,,oys the pruli)ritcy of having :a .ne(rting ;It thel Court. House this a-v lihig, t, aptuinit a suitable perstn) as their leadeir atli orator for to-morrow. \'e think tin people of Shreveport would a:titiire 1s and it Wo(,uld ie initillitely bette'r ti:aii rullinlg aibout thel .-:rc4tt Iltiakinag a 'T is, i v woutl tlihe 111:ul , ;v!il it Vwould sh'itii; thpe C h t 'ii htr o ll:ni 1,,.. Let us lihave ai - ,x ,e i. ,i, ,l.,, : }i , by wlho will dliver ias l ,et% ~ u at ln oratin a lis anviidv. lt s-ilt' to Iit'Oe at th i. t ourt l , oi-, t ni, e tr. Vie ksiburg Correspondence. HOTEL DR PAUVRE, t Vicksburg, Miss., June 30. ) Special to the News. Dear Col.-Well, here 1 am at last and nothing of importance to write about. This, my first, I fear will not prove as interesting as you might .x pect. No business doing here of any consequence, and all that is to be heard is war! war! war! You will soon have from this place, a daily mail, of which fact your are probably posted, this will prove of great benefit, during theseexciting times. We have butfew arrivals of steamers at our landing. the river during the week has been falling. We Were blessed with a glo rious rain, yesterday, which I can as sure you was much needed. There is a rumor in our city to the effect that .Cairq, (a place by the way, I beg to be excused from ever stopping at again) was vamosed by the thieving cohorts of the Rail-splitter. I think it reliable, but wiU not vouch for it. The military spirit of our people has not subsided in the least, on the contrry-, it would appear to be in-j creasing. A:company is about being organized to be composed of none but tip top marksmen, men who can hit anything they sight at any distance. I guess this ' fel ' won't be admitted, if they insist on a steady nerve. Should the citizens succeed in form ing this company 'twill be a hard one to face. You must excuse the lack tof news in this epistle, for I'm not yet comfortably fixed. Below find a clipping from the Memphis Ap peal, which is full of interest. Respectfully. FLATBROKE. CA(' nto-Important moremen.t of Troops.-A gentleman who left Cai ro on Saturday, at midnight, brings important intelligence ,of military movemnents in that quarter. At 10 o'clock, P. M., on Saturday, 2,000 troops wtre dispatched from the Fed eral camp. on the war steamers City of Alton, W. H: B., and a coal boat which preceded the, others and eon veyed the provisions, amunition and eqtuipmnents, etc., of the force. The expedition intended to land at Cape Girardeau, Missouri,sixty miles above Cairo, near which place there was a Misi.ouri regiu'n'lt of secessionists in camp an Saturday. It was expected the latter would he attacked before daylight on ,Sunda" morning.' The l"ederalist also took two thousand ex tra stand of arms, whlich they intend ed to place in the hands of their abo lition aids in the State of Missouri, if necessary to accomplish the defeat of the southernl forces. There- are about 8000 troops at Cairo, and 2,000 at Bird':- Point on the Kent uckv side. It was said that thie ct',,Ittidc ntI'lv ,e.Xl, 'tt.d a reint;,rcT nl illti o "t.0 I I' I'u. " v \'ednt c sd'ay, , f " - w , k . 1 ir fr i.n, re,,rersnts l-that a ,ert'v r,. ` ,t ; r,'1' r , i'-' at St. l.,ui: Iuli nss '.- e ;ig a:t.,st intir,.lv sus I ,ndlst.i and at ?:.at 5,0011 pe.l e , ih i:ti nm ' let't tlh city.. 'The'c 'stsliinate 'a ,i'n , lv a r,.sden!t iequtailntanmce Wtt- of the llSt pr'mltlin nlt nu rchalts. All baggage of parties coming down thye river is strictly .searclhed at C'air,,, ;tnil Ilanly outrages tpon ., protperty are , rl,."' tratted an:,4 lch'.i- al inrdigu'itis .. satel,.rt1 through the conduct of thit !,.iitini trool,,ps; ''lh t' a:ts anhov, alluded to have ,r,.ast w,,rks up..n their giuards, for tlit' prtltictlion1 of the tr'ooips and cre'w, tht ls'," ar.e llli"L (of saind bags. lTheir !,I . r" tilllhd I i:th r inly i,arr-ls, t!-, , i : '-,i. ThI is nprea':ution, it I . ':.,.' t:.a , ill tr v .ui the tix ,,,:tt fro ,'(..ing, ';.,, it ,adi 'uil, d. l 'r ,:,'n that_ t.rr drsiu ,r t/, re.'Otc'),i - e 'an Zt (r.',rti'cl.-i oI}I,' a ' t -'e stllort S Va. ,"irt .f i ' ,r lsuh u lr.. :ters late i dn rt.iliur, o,'e } f' ,, lthe, s rChurch, erdm \.t lf wl , tat le, thel, til ,,win ate: I.lens:on. : : replres', entf of the N .'v. I ,. ..- Z lut v, s . letf the calmp wirtyh,, leav', ad their'tedtvcir wih-y tiwa irt No\'d i rt' 1 '' s. allepgingo as a ri-,"i, n that the desir,.d to rectonnlilii trun they fourtiicathon es sudport ews. Soni urrour six hoirs after thsoutir de parture, one of u bc te Zoatyes returned to camp at lBethel, in a somewhat ex hausted conditibe, and exhibited a bloody bowie-knifig of appalling di inens. Th e represents that his party extended their advance to with in a nmil and a al ndeof Newort News, when they found themselves sudden-gh ly surround city yesterda yankee scoutingcks buparty, numbering twenty or thirtye Thfollow. detheyrmined to cut their ,meay o, i possible, and have the ring of true armetad Ou work with agoes withll. ut one es-them. (Onr blessing goesn with them. Termns invariably CASH. 43-v1-ly DRINKING SALOONS.. geratiaon ff0/e T•EXAS STIREETp Between Market and Edward, SA VYER, Proprietor. The rery best Liquors kept at the Bar. nlO-dly TIOS. II. SHIELDS. ARTH'R W. HYATT. THOS. I. SIELDS & CO., DEALERS IN TYPE, PILRESSES, INKS, 'Ve.ws. Book, I1lrappinr 4" Printing Papers, ('ARDS AND CARD BOARDS, Foreign and Domestic Stationary, )9 (.;IAvIP.R Sr..and O) BANK I.'t.ACRE, New Orleans. ul-ly A- iiii'eln-lt 4. A11111 ig("1]1('lll rF MlI:ltE will be a series of inter -I)n tlh . ev'.ning of -th - 1 f .uly, 1 61. by the Ladies of our city for the ben efit of th/e /Nhrtrtport (rays. 'IThle, Ar.nticld Pelican and Belle viie BIaneirr will please notice. Viickbuurg Stun. P'utli..,I1d in Vicksburg, Miss., bi, T'. S. Martin. ('hus. A. (',n., iand ;ei,. UI. El.well. 'T'ernm, $10 per au iini fur the I :ailyv; \VWeekly, S3. T'he Sun is thei only paper in Vicksburg pal liaihed everv day in the week. v1-n i1i-tt' Restaurant. r T3 'I uiidersigned would respect Sfullv intirui the citizensof Shreve part anid vicinity, that he has opened a ] E.T 1T ".4 I T on Texasstreet, nr.m" Market, where he is prepared at all times to, satisfyt his friends and customers, from 7 o'clock, A. M. until 11, i'. M., with warm or cold meals. 2E-+l1'o lHoarders by the month or week, a liberal dledction will be made. vl n54-Gm .1. A. JEHLE, JUsT lI''I;IVE1T.-A fine lot S t' o lri).ed Hutfhlo Beef from Tex as, which will he sold cheap for cash, by [no 2"2-tf'] L. BAER. Leslie's Infirmary, AT THE LATE COURT HOUSE, MARKET STREET, OpIposite the Presbyyterian Church. Is fitted up to receive patients at all times. The rooms are spacious, well ven iilated, and. have every convenience for the sick. Persons visiting this Institution for medical treatment will receive all the attentions and comr forts of a home. There are suitable apartments fon Slaves, and the owners may rest as sured of their receiving proper atten tion. Shrerveport, June Il-ly.