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VOL. 1. - SHREVEPORT, LA., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 1861. NO.84
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ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
E3ML' '1' D. CRLAIG,
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on Texas s tteet, over MIie-r' 3ot~i.'o. ao::
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XE!7'I LOn(;J) , Ao. 21. are held
" en \X'edt't-csday cvenings. :t 7 o'clock,
at their Lel ge Room on 'I'Texas street.
1'. if. KEYP.S, N. (_i
S. i5r Liet-itrr , Secretary. nit
J. U~. r·tlEI.rs J. V. ROG;LIRY
Phclprr & Rogerss
(SSuccessors to T. I. Etheridgre)
Grocers &Comin i sion Merchn its
Car. L'o,,enwrer' andi .31i/am stsc..
Tier-p (coinstantly on bhand a large fls
sc-~rrtutttlt of Staple andi Fancy (jo
e'rec.(, JIay, Corn, Oats, OrC.
-advane.s mIadCe on con ignl'n-itnts tn
curt-ris .tus in New Orle'ans. iii sd
Si.imps on.& C(lhuoun,
R4'fE'eir~ifl~ (If'? k'are~·arding~ .Atrtnts,
lIav~igle-LS~ 1154.c pol)·Doultr tetol cejfltil
IhiOls \\VarchOnset of Messrs. Howard, Tftlly
& rCo.. aula Ieevitig haedlong o pe~cr enee? in
busIness~L, weC hope to, rccive: ar n otche
public pa~tronagey, a~ud pledge ourselves to
do all iii our powher 5.0 give' entire sttieefac
tion in all busjiwssc enltru-eite't te our care.
-I t(~ asik it (J Srjia. r~
am one of those awkward persons
that will sometimes occur, like acci
dents, even in the west regulated faun
ilies, who are " eternally," (as my
wife has it) wanting to know( what
people said. Not that I am inquisi
tive; beyond tlhe common order of
things; but it is my mnisfortune to be
slightly deaf. It is excessively pain
ful to a min:u of my years and turiily
to know to what an extent the opin
ion is current among mv friends that
I could hear as well as anv body if 1
pleased. Only yesterd:ay, as lJugsg
was walking past my house, lie over
heard the reproving my sn Charles
for elevating his voice to a mnurhder
tire-anid-thieves pitch in addressing
Inv ; though, being but a lad of four
years or l,,ss, he can't be expected to
know any better; which apology can
hardly be adopted by certain very
,ofinsive older heads I could miention.
Bugs-, I say, hearing this, beconmes
incredulous forthwith t(fr thli titftieth,
time during our six ntonthis' acquain
tance,) and declares emphatically
that it is an utter imnpossibility for
:any persoln to pull wool over his op
tics to that extent that lie can Lelnade
to believe Bykes is deaf.
" Noumse !" says lnggs, gestie
ulating impat iently with his left hand;
Sno more hard of l.earming thani that
stick, Sir-not a bit."
[Allusion is here made to Mr.
Itg s'.- walking stick, supp1osed to
'be a uou:tCO:i,ly shtrp stick (no
int.e'tiii: ef a puit, only suislpiciox.t
if it swo'rd-canm,, aind coiisequtjenitly
e ett |hle o.,f e.traordinary atc::.:.c
It ha:.re is anvthint in hiuniam ::a
tore t I :at I csp.c iall v delest, it ishlip
oerisv. I would ratther have a Lmai
spit i my i;iCe th:tiIl allII s hvyp
crite. 1 'I oi't cart w1hat g entle taph
etni:itul he employs: :isatlutida by
:nv other ium,_n, wiujd smell as aw
flid. A hylpocrite is a hypocrite,
whetlher you told hiii of it by say
ing that he pretended to be dtait'i
than lihe is, or'by calling hiim outright
a wolf ill sheetp's clothiiig. I'erhlilps
I :lun too seilnsitivu iln this particu:!r;
I calL't help, it if I am. I haivehleauii
e:d to subdue and control limy pi-,
sion , ibut I can't get over this sensi
riveless. I cani rtfraini froin knock
ing niy friend dowvn whl.: he sayis.
" l'~lavw ! Byk ,s, you're not so tiltd
as yout seem !" buit I can't refr ain
froli wi iiitg.
1 have made ta carelful ealcnlttiotn,
:and I have coinclitdemt that 1 lpr,,anidy
do not represent less than seven l hnu
sand of my tellow-cmuntryunxu, ai mt
wouen--iless themit !) in mly position,
there in this publication, as a iliisln.
derstood and ill-treated slightly deal
person. On behalf. therefore, of this
large body of people, by mne rel."
sentedi, I propose to shonw that in toy
(our) case the deace-and-all is not s,
black as he is painted.
I took dinner with my friend Sac
ques, one day last summer, at his tru
ly boarding-place in the country.
Sacqucs is a well-nmeaning fellow, and
has talent in the poetical way; but I
le is very much retired in his nmai
ners, personally. F'ond of society,
possessing an appreciative selnse of
tin iliin e testhetics, not aware that lie
is hinist.lf bad to look at. but at the
same time with a strong antipath? to
the :attraction of any uittnl e :tteution
toward his end of the table. I dis
covered this latterfact by the blushes
that suffiuset his pleasant ¢coui.ten
ance when lie ilintroduced lint to a
c'hair at thodining-table--taking spe
cial care iot iutroduce in to iobody
else-and by the anxious side-long
"lanices he "ave n durin'i the ea-lyh
part of the repast. Sacques was one
of those who fully believed in the
genuineness of ny" auricular defect;
uid $acques was on the look-out for
a bhunder. I was amused at the ex
pression of amazement that gradual
vy spread itself over his tae,; but I ]
was sorry he reemed to have no ap- 1
petite, for the dinner was excellent.
As we left the dining-room Sacques
took me by the arm and led me upon
the piazza, taking a seat at the 're
mote end thereof, overlooking the
Tappaan Zee. +e said:
"Bykes, how's this? I thought
you were hard of hearing ?"
"" Very true, my dear fellow. What
about it ?"
" Why, see here! Didn't I see
you go through four courses at our
quiet fable, where no one speaks above
their breath, where there is no bill of
fare, and where the servants are so
soft spoken that half the time I can't
hear them myself? I want to know
how you heard so easily, when you
are slightly deaf ?"
" My dear boy, I haven't heard a
sylable since we - entered the dining
room till you spoke to me just now."
Sacques didn't seem to get any bet
ter of his amazement.
'You don't understand," said I;
' I will explain. I have Lkarned to
make my eyes serve in the place of
ears. 3My appetites are not fastidi
ons; I can generally eat what is set
before me without any qualms. I
get through a dinner in this way : At
the first course I respond to the ser
vant's query with a nod; lie gene
rally understands that to be the last
dish he mentioned-say, cod; so he
asks me if it was cod I preferred; I
don't hear him, but nod again, and he
brings me cod. I linger over my
fiish until one of' my neighbors is
served with a dish in the next course
-say, roast beef; I ilmniediately or
,iersome roast io.ef; I know there is
sp)ie. nlot heCautse the servaln: says
,uo,, hut because I'rCe seen it. After
that it's easy enoi:,gh to keep behind
mi.V neieghlbors a little'. Snle' things
about th is platn ,may s(etli awkward to
you; but practice makes perfect; I
indd it easy enough ?"
8acques seemed satisfied. That
being all I wanted, we dropped the
I ride a good deal by railroad. If
I had been a railroad conductor, in
atead of a dry-goods dealer, nobody
ever should know that 1 was slight
I often form pleasant acquaintances
in the cars. Only last week
I made a friend of a very intelligent
and sociable Southern gentlem:n,
in this way : I had business in Al
,anyv, and went 'by Hudson River
thither. Byv me sat a gentleman
we,:aring a military coat, with whom
I was s,'m conversing. It was an
•pre.iss train, and the stops were few;
whenuever thes' did occur I stepped
;it upon,! the pltrform, from a habit
,.1 lon s.tanding, not returning until
'he wheels had agamit set up their
ruimblillg. Finally, at one place I
!lid not igo out, but kept my seat.
MIv military friend continued the
conversation. I had suddenly lost
i.ly hiearing, his lips moved, but I
i, ard no sound.
"W'hat do you say?" said I.
The lips moved again.
• *Speak a little louder, please,"
Onice more I saw the lips move.
"I don't under ..:- you," I was
"arced to say agVa,.
The military ,..a-::.inan grew red
in the face, an, ::< in his seat.
Looking daggers .. .r. There was
in audible tittert.; i:i our vicinity.
"*D-n it Si.!''" !e declared, in a
one of voice that 1 , .iidl perfectly
listinctlv ; "'what de, you mean111 "
The gentleman was from Virginia.
L protested I had none but the most
:ouirteous intentions. The cars
xow began their motiol, and the
vheels their rattling, and--ny hear
ng returned. I proceeded at once
o explain my conduct in having be
ome affticted with sudden deafness
:hen I was asked so llailln a ques
ion as, Hlave vou :anv tobacco about
"1 ought to have informed you,.
Sir."' I said to, my compamion, "that
Sam slight!ly deaf-a little hard of
a.aring. You seem surprised. But
he expla-iatui-. is si,:±pl-. Whetn
the cars are in motion, I hear n even
better than those whose ears are not
defective. The cars, in moving,
make considerable noise. That noise
you hear distinctly, while I hear i:
very slightly. You raise your voice
above the racket; but that racket
does not exist for mr. I get the full
benefit of your raised voice, while to
you it does not seem greatly raised,
because the act of speaking loud,
amidst noise, is involuntary."
Owing to this simple fact being
little known, I have been cruelly mis
judged, and unjustly suspected of
sound hearing, by a great many of the
ignorant in the premises.
I was once traveling in a railroad
car and heard a voice behind mat
"This old codger what sets righn
afront of us is old Bykes, what keeps
the store in-street, what we brok-.
into a stretcher ago come next July ;
"Is that so, Jim?" said another
voice ; "I never seed him afore. Ain':
yer 'fraid he'll hear ye, though ? Bet
ter cheese yer patter."
"No, he said the deaf James;
"'he's deaf as a dead 'un; more'ri
that, couldn't nobody hear us when
the cars make such a noise; more' n
that, don't yer see he's fast asleep,
J-s! wouldn't we cotch it, though,
if he know'd as how the coves was
a-settin' behind him what aracked
his cellar-door with a jimmy and
prigged such a jolly haul of swag?"
iMr. James M'Knuckler, the weli
krown cracksmnan, proceeded l) re
count his interesting exploit wit.L
considerable partially-suppressed hil
arity, while I was judiciously nod
ding my satisfaction. At next sta
tion I arose, stretched myself, and
walked out; entering another car.s
the train moved ofl, and, throutrh
the conductor's aid, finding a bra e
of "Crescents" on board, who took
the astonished .TJaies and compan
ion into their charge. They are now
ruralizing at Baton Rouge, all for
want of a knowledge of the fact I
have here divulged.
Concluded in our Next.
George D. Prentice.-This "beld.
bad man" is rallying all his fIicul
ties for the desperate struggle into
which he is driving Kentucky. it'
you were to take a peep into hi.
sanctum, you would find him in his
shirt sleeves, both vest and coat off.
sleeves rolled up, his suspenders de
tached from his pantaloons, or eis,
tied around his waist ; his feet half
incased in brogan shoes, in the on:
side of which his heels protrude : hi
hair dishevelled, and his poectic
neck and breast nude. In his palsied
hand strugglinglv trembles :a
pen, while by his side a laborin:
amanuensis obediently records h;s
dictation. The bottle is no lonwe. r
his companion, and the governint.t
at Washington his only thought. hol.
and master. For years, circUImtruetr
ces and motives of caution have hI,-,1
in suspension the expression of h-I
Northern sentiments, but now he i
permitted to follow his free soil in
stincts, and the vigor of his manhood
returns to the support of his ear!ly t.!
Riclhmonod Enq ui r'r.
\'e heartily endorse the aneixe\l '
paragraph, and earnestly conlenn",
its suggestions to the serious atter:
tion of our readers :
Don't IWrite G/loomy Lette:..
Those who have relativ es or trih.n' -
in the army ought not to write g.!.,u.,
or discouraging lettt-rs to calmp. 'T,.
soldier has fiood fir s:d and glo ,,:i
fits, in his u"n quiet meditation-.
wvithout being assisted hy the dh--p,,,
ding missivces from homnle. Write hl,:
oldier cheerfil and tnc,uraning1' le'
ters. A letter from lhome passes L
rounds of the camp, :rand if' its tne
rre bright and chceerful it puts a pie: -
Jant huno on all. Ift you fiel sadddon't
write at all, rather thun S rite iii a