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.1 NO. DIICKIINtONT
lEDITOR AND PROPRIETOR.
F riday, - - - July 19, 1861.
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:t fect, we desire correspondence from
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r: a.r: vommunications or advertisements.
i- See every page.
Ow),ing to tchanrehane in the Ilail
. I rrayngements, "The .aLily VNews,"
,:i.;l not make its appearance at as
.,rr: y an hour in tlhe morning as uscual.
PThis we are conmpelled to do to enable us
to rysrnish our readers with the latest
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"The Richmond Enquirer of the loth
"Gov. Letcher loft out city this
nmrning to assist,by his persounlpres
eocet and influence, in the interesting
operations of which north-western
Virginia is the scene.'"
P'rivate dispatches from Coustanti
,a ple, received in London just previ
ous to the departure of the Persia,
state that Sir Henry Bulwer is dan
They have a military company in
Virginia called the'Yankee Catchers.'
We hope they will prove true to
"l'he dullest times we ever sow, and
the warmest weather we ever experi
.inced, is at the present writing. Bus
iness is very poor,and but for the arri
val of an occasional wagon fromn tlh
interior, the whole cit v iould e cornm
pared to a Quaker meeting.
The Old way the Best.
Tlhe new arrangements of the
c:oaelos arriving here, in the morning
at. four o'clock, is a failure. We
wire in hopes that much better time
w-mid be made,. and therefore delayed
our paper in the morning, awaiting
dispatches, causing the New.s to ap
pear rather late. We again resume
,,ur old method of appearing soon in
t he morning, and should important
intelligence be received, we will pub
lish an extra, to be g~ve to. oar e u
.eribers free of charge, hoping this
will operate better.
VWe learn from the captain of the
steamer Texas, that there is only four
feet of water on the falls. At' this
point the river is falling slowly.
1gim of CaSIag Eu
Under this caption, that vile sheet,
the New Orleans True Delta, under
takes the castigation of our Worthy
leaders, Jeff Davis and others, the
strenuous effort,-a very feint one
made by this already disreputable
journal, is so insignificant in its
every character, that it really de
serves no notice from ourselves, or
any other journal; but the simple
fact of its audacity compels us to pass
a few remarks. Not a little aston
ished were we when reading the ar
ticle, we could not for a moment
think their was in our Southern coun
try, to be found, one would presume
to attack men beyond reproach, men,
whose sole study is the success of our
Confederacy ; men who are endeav
oring by every honorable means to
have the rights of the South acknewl
edged. Beyond this, our cotomporary
informs us that our volunteers are
itarving; yes,-that they are com
pelled to put up with victuals and
treatment of the worst kind.
This will be news to many of its
readers. Our gallant leader is blam
ed for not having arms, etc. Read
"With one hundred and fifty thou
sand men in arms and in the field,
the depots of arms, clothing and pro
visions, upon which they are to rely,
are nowhere to be seenu; and no one
need be disappointed if our heroic
youth, who have with chivalrous alac
rity rushed to the defence of their
country, and are imperilling health,
life and everythiung for its honor and
independence, are without the coIm
monest necessaries and most indis
pensable implements, while our pro
visional masters are clothed in ofi
cial purple and fine linen, and fare
sumptuously every day. It is against
this we protest; it was to provide
against contrasts so humiliating and
poinful we have so persistently and
indulgently refrained from censure
of those having authority, and took
such pains to inculcate fobr their in
struction and improvement these
great political principles, deviation
from which cannot take place with
out the accompaniment of the most
damaging consequences. It is not
yet too late for the provisional au
thority to remedy the evil already
Talk about dictators after reading
the extracts we publish. 'I'lat journal.
is not satisfied with the seleccioln
made, of Jeff Davis, President, and
A. II. Stephens, as Vice President.
and suggests the ,ropriety of mn
king better selections ; provided tiht
avdice of that sheet is not hldoded.
But, we forget, kind reader the s utl
ject is discussed by the Trulie I)elta,
and we must make allowances. 'lThe
ending of that terrible onslaught is as
'if these things bhe done on the as
senmbling of the provisional authori
ties on the 20th inst., at Richmiond.
all may vet be well; but to miake
the future certain the people had
better at once set about selettin"
suitable persons for the presidency
and vice-presidency and the confede
rate Congress, for their expectation
that in the future, any more than in
the past, they will prove themselves
capable of achieving more than mere
partisan success, antid this only when
they have all the advantages in their
The polite officers of the steamer
Texas, will please accept our thanks
for a fthe of late New Orleans papers.
Meetin~g at Bellevue.-A general
meeting of the citizens of Bossier par
ish will be held at Bellevue, on Satur
day, July 27th, for the purpose of
forming a Cavalry company, for im
mediate service; to depart forthwith
for Missouri or the borders of Arkan
Our gallant Firemen turned out
yesterday in full uniform, making a
A &crap from History--It is a
circumstance some what remarkable
that Virginia was the eight- States of
the thirteen to give in its adhesion
to the Federal Constitution in 1787
and is now the eight State of the
South to secede from it. But what
is more, her recent reclutance to leave
the Union only equalled by her origi
nal aversion to become a part of it
under the Constitution that was pre
sented for ratification.
The Convention of 1787 was coin
posed of members, a majority of whom
were elected to reject the Federal
Constitution; and it was only after
the cause declaring that "the powers
granted under the Constitution, be-j
ing derived from the people of the
United States, be resumed by theta
whenever the same shall be perver
ted to their injury and oppression,
and that every power not granted
thereby, remains with themn at their
will," was inserted in the ordinance,
of ratification, that six or more of
the majority opposed to the measure
consented to vote for it. Even with
this accession of strength, the Con
stitution was carried only by a vote
of 89 to 78.-Charleston Courier.
I'hat Gen. Jack.son Said.-flhe
motto of Gen.Jackson-'"The .Union
must and shall be preserved !"-is
not all he said. Thuse words were
only the beginning of the entire sen
tence. Thait sentence, as a whole,
ought not to be forgotten by any ad
mirer of the old hero of 'I'entnesce.
Let it be borne in mindl by all. The
following are the words of Jackson
But the C'onstitutiin cailint lt
maintained, nor the Unilon preserved,
in opplosition to public feeling, by
the mere exertion of the coercive
powemrs confided to the (;General (;ov
ernuent. The foundations must be
laid in the affectious of 'the people
in the security it gives to life, liberty,
character :and proipe!rty in tverv
quarter of the country, and in thle
fratter'nal attachiucnit whichi the citi
Zeus of the several States bear to)tne
a loth er, as .iinib rs of one political
f:iunilv. mutually contributing to pro
molte the hlappin'ss of eac.h ol ,thlr.
S','rcr/ary ('au,'ron Lags the ,Spoils.
-Th'l'e flIiowing from the Ne'w York
hIerald of the 20th nit., shiows that
Lincoln's Secretary of \ar is not to
be foiled in his control of such a
lucrative place as tli monopoly of
Helling go)ods to an army of perha)ps
a halt million of tn.n. He has bag
g'-'d the whlol game :
The diiiculty about the appoint
intuit of ('ertain army- sutlers has oc
ca-ionued ac(hIange ilk the mttle of their
alpoiintmtet. itherto, they have
,t.-n appkint ,d by what is denomina
a ('unitil of .Adhinistration, c,)nlipo
sed of the comnunanding (,ficer and
the,' lthIe. oflicrs next iIn rank. of any
part of a re-timcent for which the
satlert was t, it selected. liv at i, or
d,.r (of the War Department thees, ap
p,,intnicnts will hereatier ,io mtelde by
the Secretary of Wa:r. The po I.i
tion t()t utltr is a lucrative one. Il
giv,'s a mi,)noploly ill thel way of sell
inlg goods, and tile pay is aisurnled
i)v the anny regulations to the ex
tent o-f the pay of each officer or man
indebted to the sutler. The profits
are estimnated by experienced army
oflicers at one thousaud dollars per
annum per company in the tield, and
as the new regiments to be raised
will number each over twesty-three
hundred men, the post of sutlhr to
one of these regiments is one of tlhe
most hlcmrative officis in the gift of
Considerable disaatisfattion has
been expressed at the assumption by
the Secretary of War of this exten
sive patronage-hitherto controlled
bythe oflicera of the army themselves.
As they are to depend in a great
measure upon the honesty and clever
ness of the sutler for the comfort and
accommodation of themselves and
the soldiers under their command,
they believe they ought to be allow
ed to retain the privilege of selecting
the person who is to furnish the ex
tra supplies that are usually procur
ed of the autler. They resent this
innovation with much warmth, and
insist that it will prove a serious de
triment to the service.
Federal Troops Robbing a Vir
ginia Bank.--The following says an
Exchange, from the Wheeling In
telligencer, a Black Republican paper,
gives the details of another feat of
the brave Lincoln army. The achieve
ment has been briefly noted by tele
graph. The robbery was committed
in the name of the State of Virginia,
through the bogus Governor of the
'Panhandle" and hiseonvenient tools.
If the Wheeling paper reports the
facts in the case, it is the most infa
mous transaction we have yet heard
Capt. John List returned to this
city last evening, having in his charge
twenty-seven thousand dollars in
gold, taken from the bank at Wes
ton, Virginia, where it had' been
placed to the credit of the Western
Lunatic Asylum by the State au
thorities, Capt. List was commnuission
ed by Gov. Pierpont to go and take
charge of this money, the work on
the Asylum having been stopped,
and there being reasoneble apprehen
sion that the gold might fall into the
hands of Letcltur's Government.
The Captain proceeded to Grafton,
and upon making known his object
to Gen. McClellan, in less than twen
ty-four hours a regiment. of men, un
ider Col. Tyler, were on the march.
'1.'he expl,dition left Clarksburg on
Sunday evening, and marching all
night reached WVesto on n Monday
morning, abhott 5 o'clock. rThe peo,
ple were all asleep, but the fine band
which accompanicd the expedition
aroused the drowsy population by
playing the Star Spanigled Banner.
Col. ''yler took possession of the
place, and ('apt. List went down and
demanded the money in the same of
the State of V'\ir`ginia. N, resistance
was made, and the money was forked
over. Smcie ,f the bank imen thought
the amnount otught to have belen ta
keil in currency, but Capt. List said
he did'nt think so, and that was all
The troops captured stine twenty"
odd pris,~l,.rs. all of whom were ;e
leased upon exanmination,, except the
fo, lowing who were brought up to
(;rafttoin and placed under guard:
.Jamees '1T. Jackson, ( eo. J. Butcher,
WV. E. Lively, John Kearns, Jr.,
and J. Shunmat. Against thlese th',re
are e,pecial charges. A guard of -ix
men accompanitied thei money to this
city, and last night it was safely dh.
poi tdl in the Nort'western Bank,
and will lie u.se.d by those to whom
it truly lhelotL.,s-tile tree State Gov
.,rr'sted,,n, .'zu.g.icion.-'lThi Viceks
burg . un, of the th it nst., says:
A maun haring thle amie of Rl.,hb
inison. was arrt,-ted in Jac(:k.im on
the 5th iist., ,on .suspicion of being a
Linco!n sl,y and a lurking een::iv in
our midst. lIe has Iel a piilot on
-Lake I 'onchartrain, and hitu a note in
his poss,.ssion, t,:iaabl., when he
shoull run agroutd the (;ray Cloud.
(on wlichli he was pilot,) at "t point
where she would fall into the hands
of our ,nilmlies. The Cloud was for
-Inerly a ltpacket, but has been recently
ie ni'tliuctted Into a gunbhot.
,\,v . I'ertus tellgraphed to Gor.
Mc,,ore iof Ii,inson's arrest, when he
rcctiv ed a r:',:ly to return Robinsmon
to New (hri.las under a safeguard.
Treacherou., Outrage.-The Stan
ton (Va.) Spectator says:
\ te are pained to learn that Mr.
G(:amble l)alhouse, a member of Capt.
Patrick's company, of this county,
has beetn the victim of a most vil
lainous and treacherous outrage, conm
initted by some of Lincoln's soldiers,
which has ever been recorded in. all
the annals ofcivilized war-fare. Two
of Lincoln's soldiers visited our camp
utinder a flag of truce, for the professJ
ed purpose of bringing some clothet
to one of his men whom we held as
prisoner. On their return they fired
upon Mr. I)alhouse, whom they found
alone ort picket duty. Hie was shot
in the abdomen, and is seriously, if
not mortallywouaded. This villain
ous aRud treacherous outrage should be
avenged. We should hold the next
bearers of a flag of truce till the dev
ils who committed this outrage shall
be placed in thb possession of our
forces, to receive the reward their vil
laimous conduct merits.
It DR. A. FOURNOY, and MR. R.
WHITr, will become candidatee for
the LRIR.sLATURB, they will receive
the support of the VOTERS.
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