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mourning, and of ill omen,) small C
elothes, silk stockings, shoes with
diamond buckles, and arapier by has
side. His pale and'hagga'd counte
nance was expressive only of terror
and irresolution. He inspected. with
an air of indifference, the ranks of
the national guards. Some ventured
to address to him insulting remarks;
but all would blindly have obeyed
his word of command, had he had
courage to give it. Barbaroux, as
sured me that if the king had only
shown himself, the citizens would
have rallied around him., and the
counter-revolution would have been
Meanwhile the decisive moment
approached-Fouquier Tinville, who
was that day aid-de-camp to Danton,
came, on the part of the latter, to
desire me to repair to the Tuilleries
with my colleagues. We proceeded
thither at half-past 8 o'clock.
The King was surrounded by his
family. He asked my advice. live
observed "that to maintain the con
tlict would be a fearful extremity;
and that it would be better for him to
seek the protection of the National agc
Assembly, who would quell the tu- Pr/
"The King would do better," said
Marie Antoniette. "If he would th
punish the factions; his lenity en
courages them to outrage. Here,
Monsieur," she added, presenting him
a pistol, "take this, and God will au
The king looked at her with a pit- "
eous air. "io
A member of the department ad- po,
dressed a few words to the Queen, rel
which I did not hear.
,"Silence, sir!" she exclaimed;
'- vyou have no right to speak here.- eit]
'T'hese disturbances would not have =
taken place if you had done your du
ty. We do not want talkers at this Di
timne; we want men who can act." fif
" I cannot attempt to describe, gen
tlemen, the effect which these words
produced: all who heard them were so
electrified. Mon dieu! how easily pr
sovereigns may preserve their crowns! `N
If they lose them, it must be their of
own weakness. I then addressed
myself to Marie Antoniette, and ask- p1
ed her whether she would take upon th
herself the responsibility of what was
about to ensue; the destruction of so
many faithful servants of the King, te
and, possibly, even of the Royal st
.Family. The Queen turned pale.- re
'The ministers consulted together and f
it was determined that the King
should go to the Assembly. Marie aa
Antoniette then said to me : e
"You have prevailed, Monsieur tj
Roederer, and the King is lost." fc
SI have saved him, Madame.'
-'You have sacrificed him. Alh,
sire !" she added, turning to the I
King, "you promised me better than c
Tears and sobs prevented her from
continuing. She asked for a glass of
water, but shook so violently, that I
thought the goblet would break be
tween her teeth. We T!r the Tuil- t
lhries, and proceeded t; the place of t
destination. The rest is known. I
::eed not repeat it. But I may men- t
tion that, as we passed in the streets,
I saved twice the life of Louis XVI.
One of the assassins from whose hands
I forced a musket, which he had pre- I
seated at the King, said to me, in al
tone similar to that in which he
would have addressed an accomplice:
• But you know it has been agreed
"No, no,' replied I, assuming an
air of mystery; "not to-day. The
plan has been changed."
SHere Count Rcaderer ended his re
cital. He had interspersed it with
some curious particulars, which, as
they had not been published, I deter
mined to note down among my mem
Fare in CaaLton.-We learn by a
passenger from Canton, that a large
tire occurred, a few nights since in
that town, which consumed the livery
stable of Mr. Ozier and also several
adjoining buildings. Mr. Ozier him
self was burnt to death and also eight
or ten homrses. There was a large
amount of money on the premises
and it is believed that Mir. Ozier wasl
ftully murdered, and the place robbed
and then set on fire. No remains of
the moueT was found-three horses
were miag and the skuIl of Mr. O.
bore amrks of-violence.
OVR ~FIr/LA'_ "I
JNO. DICI INIsEON CG
EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR. tel
Saturday, - - July 27, 1S61. J
Job Work must be paid for on de- on
AGiE TZ'S. enr
Mr. JoHn W. TAsER, is our authorized nu
agent in Natchitoches- an
Mr. D. D. O'BRIEN, No. 6, Exchange tri
Place. Now Orleans, is our authorized
Agent for that city.
Ma. It. C. CLARKIE, Bookseller, is our au- f
thorized agent for Vicksburg and Natchez.
MIr. J. II. LOFTON, is our agent at Belle- b3
vue, Bossier Parish. or
Mr. X. L. HAY, of the News Dapot, is our to
authorized agent in Jefferson, Texa:s.
We will he pleased to receive ceontribu
tions from our friends, in and around shruve- w:
port. An occasional article from o:r planters, 1l
relative to the crops, will be very accleptuile.
In fact, we desire correspondence frnom
every section of the States.
Persoial articles will not he iublished,
- either ascomrnunications or advertisemtents.
The Jefferson Guards Capt. Harry
Duke, of Jefferson, numbering about
fifty, will pass through our city on tr
to-morrow (Sunday) en route to Mis- "'
e souri. The Guards, we understand, Zn
r propose enlisting under Gon. Hlardee. C
! We were requested to make mention <
r of the above, and do it with much to
pleasure, wishing them God speed on
a their errand. tl
0 The company which is being got- a
ten up here is meeting with flatteringi
it success. But a few more names is it
requisite to fill the compliment, there
fore persons anxiously wishing to go h
and try their skill at shooting our ra
enemies, have a splendid opportuni- la
r ty offered them. Be up and doing, l
for now is the time. v
h, The Quarterly Meeting of the
te Methodisx Church, begins to-day,
n conducted by the Rev. Mr. Stuart of
the Mansfield College.
of The Victory Yesterday.
3- Says the N. O. Bee in refereuce
il- to the victory at Manassas. "In the
of telegraphic column this morning will
I be found the brief announcemxent
n- that a terrible battle was fought yes
ts, sterday at Manassas, in which Genu.
I. McDowell's army was signally de
ds feated after fifteen hours of hard
re- fighting, with terrible slaughter on
a both sides.
he Besides this report to the press, we
re: have important particulars which
ed reached this city in private dispatch
es. Gen. McDowell is said to have
an been mortally wounded. Gen. Johns
'he ton effected a junction of his colnun
with that of Beauregard during the
re- day, and both of our commanders
ith distinguished themselves by their
as personal daring on the field at the
er- head of our gallant volunteers.
m- Gen. Beauregard placed himself
at the head of Col. Wade Hampton's
legion and led them on against the
foe, having his horse shot under
r a him. Gen. Johnson, seeing one of
.rge his regiments wavering under a gal
in lat fire, rushed forward, and seiz
ery ing their colors from the ensign, ral
eral lied the men and led them forward in
im- person. Neither of these heroic men
ght were wounded. The Confederate re
rge giments made desperate charges,
ises and the men fought like tigers.
as The wounding of Gen. McDowell
bed is said not to have disconcerted the
sof enemy in the least, but they fought
res on until dark,soame of their regiments
0. being actually driven like sheep
into the *luaghter. When tlley Jte
r. treattd at nirhtfadl, the Oonfederate
cavalry swept down upon their flying will
columns, and must have made great tioni
havoc among the jaded and dishear- L
tened troops. The cavalry were are 1
still following them up at the last ac- I
counts--about nine o'clock last night. Islas
This news was not unexpected in Run
New Orleans. Indeed, Sunday was cut
anxiously looked forward to as the ed.
probably day of contest between the T
two principal columns of the Con- men
federates and Federals. This gave A
rise to a rumored victory which cir- we
culated on the streets before the nam
telegraph office opened in the even- setts
ing. When the news came at night seco
in the reliable form, although a Sab- the
bath, hundreds were waiting on St. iuei
Charles street to hear of it. The in- '1
telligence created a deep impression, wou
but there was no noisy outburst of Ne,
joy, for every one had a relative or of
dear friend who may have been one the
of the offerings necessarily given up- Cal
on the altar of victory. The list of Lai
killed and wounded will prove a Cal
heavy one, but it is idle to give Yoi
eredence to reported numbers. It Yo
1 may be a day or two before we get
an estimate even approximating the woi
The New York Times says the lo
four hundred million debt can be laid gill
by taxing the four million of slaves IC
one hundred each; or, say tax them
r ten dollars each for ten years. A very fir
convenient way of paving their delta, re},
surely. Before they pay it in that 11]
way, we think it will cost thern at au
least one million of live. to
The Washington Account of the
Battle &c., &c.
A Full C(onfJssion of Terrible Dfi, aIt.
t ,Vaslhington, .Tuly 22. 12 M.-Ounr
Stroops, after gaining a great victory,
were eventually repulsed, and coin- ti
, nenced a retreat on Washington. sul
After the latest intormimation from fir:
Centerville last night. a series of
Sevents took place, proving, in the in
h tensest degree disastrous.
u Many confused stateint'nts are pre- p
valent but enough isknown to warrant I tel
the stateimeint that we have sufl(fretd to
Sa degree whiilch casts a glohlii over tli" ai
retmnlant ol te army. and excites the li
dee.pest unlancuholy throughout Wa 1h
s ingtoin. t
- The carnage vwa tr,,mendon.-lyi1
)o heavy (Ion h,tli sides. anid on ours it i .
r re'preseted as frighltfuil.
W rewr alavancing,i aklng rlnaskc, t
1,- atterites, an-d gradually, but sutrl t,
g+ driving the enermy towards Matna.-sa-.
when the ent-mlnV seeimelltd to he reinf;orc
edl by ie,. .Johinstonl. We were un- i
e mediately driven l, aek, anda lai•r
Y' :unog our troops sulddenly occurred. tL
of A regularstampede, iii fa :t took place.
It is understoodl that (; 'a. 3Mcl)w- t
-ll undertook to smake a stand near,
(:entervill-, but the panic was so
fearful that the whole alraly bee-:une
Ice demoraliz.td, and it was imllossihIle to,)
h, check th1em either at C nterville tr
ill Fairfax (_ourtlhous,.
,lat Large numnbers of troops in retreat
es- fell on the. wayside from ,exhaus i,,u,
u. tldi are scattered along the route Iil
ie- tihe way fir'nll Fairfax Courthou. i
hrd . Tl.' road from Bull's Run is strewi" di
on with arms and knapla.-eks discaid.'Idl
by th te troths the. better to facilitate
we their retreat.
ich C(en. McD)owell r,.mained in thie
cl- rear of' te retreating army, endeavcor
IV illng to rally the litlie, but with only
iS- partial sivci ,,-t s.
n ) Of the cele-brlatie Elleswortli _New
the York lire Z tuaves, only two hlmudred
ers are leti from the slaughter.
cir The 69!th and other New York Reg
the iments suff~erred frightfully.
Shermnan's, Carlislh's, riffin's, and
self the West Point batteries were taken
n's by the Confederates, as were also tihe
the eight thirty-two pound rifled seige
e of Col. Wilcox, commander of a bri
gal- gadle, and Capt. MeCook, were killed.
Ji-- Col. Heintselman was wounded.
ral- Washington is the scene of the
- in most intense excitement. Wagons
men are continually arriving, bringing in
re- the dead and wounded. The feeling
ges, in the city is awfully distressing.
Both telegraphic and steamboat
well communication with Alexandria are
the suspended to the public.
ght he greatest alarm prevails thronug
ents out the city.
eep The fortifications are being strong
Sre- ly reinforced by fresh troops. -
irate It in armiencaed that Gen. Mansfield
will take command of the fortifica
tions on the other side of the river.
Large rifled cannon and mortars
are being rapidly sent over.
Washington,July 22.-The Rhode FA.
Island battery was captured at Bull's
Run bridge, where the retreat was
cut off. Their horses were all kill
The Seventy-first New York Regi
ment lost half their men.
Among the list of officers killed
we find the following additional
names : Capt. Gordon, of Massachu
setts; Col. Slocum, of the Twenty
second, and Lieut. Col. Fowler, of
the Fourteenth New York regi- lnl
The following are the additional
wounded; Col. Tompkins, of the
New York Second; Col. Corcoran,
of the Sixty-ninth ; Col. Clark, of
the Massachusetts Eleventh, and
Capt. RIicketts, of the artillery, Col.
Lawrence, of the Massachusetts Fifth,
Capt. Ellis, of the Seventy-first New
York, and Major Losier, of the New
The last estimate of the killed and
wounded on our side is put down at
front 4000 to 5000.
Washington, July 2.-In the
House, Crittenden'.- resolutions, char
I ging the civil war upon the South,
passed by ayes 1'2, nays 2-31essrs
Burnett anll Reed.
In the Senate, the bill providing
for the confiscation of the pr,,perty of
rebels found in arms against the
i nited States was taken uip.
Mr. 'ITrurmbull, of lllinois, offered
an alnelndllent, that slaves employed IP
to aid in this rebellion be torfeited of
by their masters.
C 'L'he bill passed by ayes 32, nays 6.
(;,n]. Gcarnet.--There seems to be,
now, n,) doubt of the d(eath Gen.
Robert S. Garne'tt. Later intelli
r gehnce is confirmato.,ry of the first re
' prt, thought we have the satisfac
tion of knowing that the reverse we
sutlered was not so disastrous as at
(;en. Garnett was a native of Es
-sex cuntyt , Virginia, and comis of a
famtuily tlhe' nmemlr elrs of which have
always be,' noted f,,r their charae-1
tter, posi0i11', and intelligetnce. lie
% as a near relat ive of Senator iutnter
antid : the. llonorable 3. I. II. Gar
Snett. ti.- father was. a membcer of
'(ongre's t~br se,- oral years, and was
,:l,~ely allied to, the Meicers, the
1Taliati.rros, and other prominent
:lunilies of Eastern Virginia. Edu
e-at1 lat \,West I',out, he so,on e'xhibi
ted such Ltigh s,,ld',.rly qualities as
y tv attract the attention of (u;n. 'Tay
r," wh,ose Aid lhe ,'L.5 during the
-brilliant catjatignl ill Mexico. A
oi- year or two ago he wast sent to Eu
tsrope ,n ll ne military business for
t. the Govetrntltent. W'hen Virginia
. .ecvde he promptly resignrlld roi
" the l'eder:tl Arliy, and was put in
cornuand of a positi,,n probably the
"lmost dangerous and inltct'.ible of
i:lanuv in tlhe State. 1it.- fort)l' was
to 'tr'atlv inferior to that of the one
nily, and his men wtg1"re trelih recruits,
[hastily gathlrced together. In ad
at dition, he was opposed by a
tU'c.ral.d, (M c('hlellan) said to he thc
`i '.t coilm:tmtndir and strategist in the
SI At,olitiotn :nrv .
SAs wict uinherstandi it. this was an
'ld othir ct-se of sturlri,'. 'The enemy
at fe l1U upon (Garnett's rear ranks and
tl d all the mischief 1i't'ore our nun
could be put in pissessil) fir success
or- ftl resistence. '_'lTis is the third or
ly urth time we have ,een surprised,
and it argues a lack of prudence, not
otf bravery, in our military leaders.
ed 'IThy ought to re.untber" what an,
insidious, sneaking foe they havIe to
- deal with, and act accordingly. 'hlie
lesson has, however cost ius dearly
nl in the loss of such a fine officer and
ol allmt gointltman as Robert S. Gar
Nilittary Aid Society.
Th, IIL'e tbetrs of this Socicty are
requCsted(i to meet at the Battle House
thi. morning at 9 o'clock for the
transactiotn of important blusiness.
MRS. R. JONES,
Mias. Lc"t('I MooRI~, President.
'I The Shreveport Sentinels are
requested to meet at their armory on
Saturday evening, 27th inst., fully
uniformed and equipped, at 6 o'clock,
for parade. By order of
Capt. W. P. WINANS,
A. SCIANAa, Orderly Sergeant.
Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
FAMILY , FANCY GROCERI:S.
Liquors and Tobacco,
BOAT& BAR STOEr.
TEXAS ST1JE,' . 7
A good assortment of the labo,v
nanued articles constantly on hand.
C V l '
1 our lin, try us. ,
t-ang s" lide.
r(C'it this out and put it in id-or
d 1p rcket., ;iii if you ncedl anvthing in
d our line, try us.
B13tRANui C('rinZENS' BANK, Milam t.
Po ST ()FI(t., '~'lket street, near
i PRESi YTERIAN (HnRCH, Rev. :Mr.
t 31'Allister,on :Market and 3lilam sts -
1.Irris'Tr C01-w(', Bev. G. Tucker,
corner of Market and1 'Travis sts.
" 3eli riioTsIir 1(t-nI, Ritv S,.B. Surat
clrner of Market and FIannin sts.
SE'P1'IScoIALIAN C('rUtCt, Rev. A. B.
le tussell, corner of Markct and Fani n
(C'.Vrli'OLIcCHURCHI , Rehv. J. Pierre, on
f aunlin, btwee.ri 'dI ward and Mar
s shall street.
le Is.te.i'E Ciiiani, lie.v. F. Sarner.
'lTexas str.near tihei Court House.
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