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'VOL. 2. SHREVEPORT, LA., SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1861. 2
Tiie, SIeeveport Daily News,
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Office nearly opposite the
(GEO. 1W. KENDALL,
OtCice, corner Market and Milam ets.,
O(pplosite the Bank.
nl SHREVEPORT, LA.
DR. A. F. CLAIRK,
Ofice at T. I. Morris' Drug Store.
Corner of Spring and Faerin Sts.
SHiREVEPOR r, La.
SMITH 4, LE WlrS,
Drug.s, P.ints, Oils, VaraiscEs 4e
"icG1 OF THE GOLDEN MORTAR,
Shreveport, Texas St.
No 9---d ly
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ICE! ICE! ICJ !
."A -CARGO( of Rockland Lake,
raystal zIoo, just received and for
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Shawweport. April 56-nll-tf
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
HOD)GE 4. A US TIN,
A;torneys at Law,
Ojkce over Childers 4- Beard's Store.
Cor. Texas and Spring sts.,
1i-lyd 3, SHRRVEPORT. LA.
L. M. NUTT,
attorney at L.aw,
Ojce, corner Milam ." Marlket Streetx.
lPractices in Caddo, Bossieer and
I )eSoto. nlO-lyd
I.EON D. MARKS. TRIOS. G. POLI.LO(K.
MARKS 4S PO(LLOCK
Attorneys & Counsellors at Law.
PRACTICE incopartnership in all
the courts :held in the city of Shreve
port, and in the parishes of De Soto
Office on Market street near Milarn.
ROBT. J. LOON EY. SAM'I1 WELIS.
LOOSNE Y 4. WELLS,
Attorneys .4- Coun.selors at Law.
W ILL, practice in the Courts of
Caddo and surrounding parishes, and
in the Supreme Court at Monroe and
Alexandria. Office on fMarket street;
near the I'ostotfice, Shreveport, La.
J. C. MONCURE,
-At torney at Law,
Office with T.. M. Nutt, corner of
Milam and Ml(arket streett. m.4ad-ly
EMMET D. CRAIG,
Attorney and Counselor at Law,
Office, opposite Post Of;ce,
Will practice in the Courts of
Caddo. DeSoto, and Bossier. dld1
SA S O NI C.
A HREVEPORT LOI)GE of F.
Ij and A. 3M. No. 115, meets
every Friday at 74 P. M.
JouH W. JoNEs, W. M.
J. H. Bro lee, Sec'y.
Shreveport Chapter of R. A. M. No. 10,
meets on the 2nd and 4th Monlday of each
month. at 7j P. I. J. G. MCWz.rIA.AMs,
T. C. Waller, Recorder. H. P.
Shreveport Council, R. and S. At. No. 5,
meets on tahe Ist and 3d Saturday of each
month, at 7. P. I. EMMETE D. CRAI(;,
Hlenry LFy, Relcorder. T.'.G.'.3M
lr IPlace of imeeting, at the Masonic Hall
on Texas street, over Mayor's office. no'24
I 0. 0. P1
The regular meetings of
NEITH LODGE, No. 21, are held
on Wednesday ev(.nings, at 7 o'clock,
at their Lodge Room on Texas street.
JNO. DICKINSON, N. (G.
N. SEIIGMAN, Secretary. n10
J. E. PEIELPS.. J. V. ROGERS
Phelps & Rogers,
(Suzcces.or to T. H. Etheridge )
Grocers &Conuinission Merch ants
Cor. Commerce ad M ilamin stvY..
Keiep constantly on hand a large as
sortment of Staple and Fancy Gro
ccresc, Hay, Corn, Oats, efr.
Ad vances made on consignments to
our friends in New Orleans. nlSdly
J. R. Simpson. G. 1M. Calaoun.
Simnpson a Calhoun,
WAREHO0USE & IJOMMISSION
Receiving and Forwarding Agents,
Having leased the polndlar and commo
dious Warehouse of Messrs. Howard, Tally
& Co., and' having had long experience in
basiness, we hope to'reoeive a share of the
public patronage, and pledge ourselves to
do all la Our power to give entire satis-c.
lion in a1 basiness entrusted to oat care.
All se ask is f triel. ro25
[For the Daily News.
To Miss MATTIE M****"
Tis not the form of faultless mould,
Adorned with every grace,
Whose silken locks like strands of gold
Wave 'round the virgin face,
Tis not the soft and liquid eyes
Outpouring streams of love,
Nor cherry lips like morning skies
Ere wheels the sun above.
Tis naught that beauty can impart,
Or art love to inspire,
That weaves the web around my heart,
Or makes its latestfire.
But it is the soul-the noble soul
A heart of purity,
Whose passions dark may never roll,
A wave of misery.Q
Where virtue holds a peaceful sway,
And pure affections dwell;
Where pleading love may send its lay,
And chords responsive thrill.
Tis these-the all of human worth,
That feeds the fervid fire;
That lifts my soul from dreamy earth,
And strings my youthful lyre.
,Bossier Parish, La. ***
I. A letter dated Fortress, Mon
roe. August 25th, says;
Gen. Wool and Gen. Butler spent
part of yesterday at the Rip Raps,
experimenting with Sawyer's gun.
The second shell fired from it burst
in the Confederate camp at Sewell's
Point, broke down the flag-satff there,
and scattered the rebels there like
chaff. A propeller about landing
troops at the Point, put hack towards
Norfolk. The whole afftir was wit
nessed from the Newport News
The New York News speaks very
frankly about recruiting under pre
sent circunmstances, as follows :
The business of recruiting is now
going on very slowly, owing Isss to
the scarcity of men than to the dis
inclination among the people to en
list in the volunteer army. Proba
bly the difficulty which some of the
regiments have experienced in get
ting their pay .and receiving their
uniforms and good rations at the seat
of war, has had much to do in bring
ing about this state of things. Un
der the first requisitionu for troops
crowds of volunte:rs were always to
befound at the different regimental
hetdlquarters, but at present the scar
city of men to be seen at such places,
and the comparatively few names
that are enrolled, shows the inactivi
ty of the recruiting business. Nu
cleuses of regiments are abundant, in
deed they are to be found in many
places in this city, but probably
there is not one regimueiit at present
hereabouts that could, if called upon
by the War Dlepartmnunt to do so.
muster even the mininmun number of
men- Several recruiting offices have
cloedl, and now that tihe mustering
officers are to begin the work of con
solidating the fragmentary regiments,
more may be expected to follow the
The Loss of the Jeff. Davis.
We have already announced the
loss of the Charleston privateer Jeff.
Davis. The Mercury, of Monday,
has a long account of captures made
by the Jeff. Davis. We copy the
following closing paragraps:
On Sunday, August 11th, the Jeff,
Davis described a large vessel, which,
by apermit from the celebrated "Long
Tom," was discovered to be the
ship John oarver, Capt. Edge, of
Bath, Maine. Capt. Edge produced
no papers; he said he was loaded
with coal for the Gulf. It was af
terwards discovered, however, that
she was loaded with arms and pro=
visions for the blockading squadron.
After transferring the crew to the
Jeff. Davis, and removing what pro
visions and arms were nbcessary,
Capt. Coxetier had the John Carver
scuttled and set on fire fore and aft.
This was at eight o'clock in the
evening, and at four o'clock on the
following morning the crew of the
Jeff. Davis saw the fated John Car
ver go down.
Capt. Coxetter now made sail for
the Florida coast. On Friday even
ing, the 16th inst. he was offSt. r
Augustine, but the wind having in- I
creased to half a gale, he could not 4
venture in. He remained outside t
the bar the whole of'Saturday, with.. l
out observing any of Lincoln's fleet. I
On Sunday morning at half-past six,
while trying to cross the bar, the i
Jef. Davis struck, and though every
possible exertion was made to relieve E
her by throwing the heavy guns i
overboard, yet the noble vessel, after ]
her pril9us voyage, and the running
of innumerable blockades, became ai
total wreck. All the small arms and
clothing of the crew, with many valu
able sundries, were, however, sav
On the arrival of the brave but un
fortunate crew in St. Augustine, they
were received with a kindness they
can never forget. The town bells
rang out a joyous peal of welcome,
and the people vied with each other <
in their courtesies to the shipwreck- 4
ed ones. Thanks to the noble hos- r
pitality of the Floridians, the-men
soon recovered from their fatigne.
They are expected to arrive in Char
t leston on WAednesday next. iThe I
name of privateer Jeff. Davis had be- -i
come a word of terror to the Yan
t kees. The number of her prizes
s and the amount of merchandise which 4
she captured, have no parallel since
3 the days of the Saucy Jack.
; We would propose that a suitable
s evidence of the appreciation of our
- citizens be procured for the bold Capt.
a Coxetter, to be presented to him on
his return. A list for such an object
may be found at this office.
Indications of Activity.-We are
informed from Richmond that an or
der has been issued requiring all ab
sent officers attached to the army of the
Potomac to be at their posts on the 28
instant. The same informant who
gives us this intelligence expresses
the confident belief that President
- Davis is only waiting for the adjourn
Snment of Congress to take the cam
mand in person, of the army of the
Potomac and lead it in its forward
operations. These things seem to
indicate a vigorous movement very
Raising the Blockade.-The New
a York Herald says :
Intelligence has reanched this city
- from Halifax, Nova Scotia, upon the
- authority of the commander of a
L French frigate stationed there, that
as soon as reinforcements from the
t other side of the Atlantic, now on
their way, arrived to join the En
glish and French fleets, they will
f both sail for the southern coast of the
e United States, and open the blockade.
It is not at all improbable that such
is the intention of the Governments
of England and France ; but, at the
e same timune, it may be that the French
officer who made this statement has
no positive knowledge of the destina
tion of the squadrons, although, of
course, the concentration of so large
Sa naval force on the North American
}coast at this time would naturally in
'i dicate to the officers in command a
C contemplated movement in the direc
e tion of our Southern ports.
f The Herald thinks this may be
true, but doubts it. Queer.
e Another Skirmish Near Washington.
f --From the special telegraphicdise
d patches of the Chicago Times, we
d take the following:
f- Their has been another engagement
Lt between the Rebel battery at Aquia
Screek and the gunboats, Union and
1. Philadelphia. No damage resulted.
te A skirmish of pickets occurred last
,- night near Alexandria. The Rebels
P, used two howitzers. We had one cap
tr tain and two privates taken prisoners,
t. and three Masachusetts soldiers kill
ic ed. The Rebels had three killed.
TELEGRA PH IC.
Richmond, Sept ' 4 --ongress,
passed a bill authorizing the' Presi
den to continue the appointments
made by him in the military am.
naval Service, during the recess of
Congress, or during the last or pre
sent session, and to submit them to
Congress at the commencement of the
next session. Congress was in ses
sion two hours whenr it adjourned
until the third Monday in November.
One hundred and two Federrl pri
soners reached here yesterday after
noon. They were taken by Geperal
Floyd near Galy Bridge faat week.
100 of them belonged to the Ohio 7th
regiment. Many of this regiment
were killed., The balance sled -in
confusion, wading and swimming the
river. They were signally rented
and thoroughly &emoralilede
About 2000 Federal prisoners are
now in Richmond. Nothing of in
terest from the camps.
It is stated by an engineer who'has
just arrived that a serious accident
occurred near Abingdon yesterday,
on the railroad. The Askew Guards
Capt. Brady, belonging to the 4th
Louisiana regiment, had 1 killed and
13 wounded. Names not yet known.
Official communication to the Sec
retary of the navy says the Federal
ists captured two forts, 25 cannon,
1000 stand of arms and 715 prisoners.
[This has reference, to the Hatteras
expedition.] Also, 3 prizes, two of
which were loaded wiih cotton and
coffee. The prisoners will be Coe
veyed to New York, and 13 of the,
wounded to Anapolis.
The Harriet Lane is believed to be
New York, Sept 4-a-H. A. Reeve,
editor of the Watchman, at Green
point, Long Island, has been sent to,
Fort Lafayette. The Heraldreports
a plot on foot to blow up the Croton
The privateer. Sumter was seen cff
the Venezuela coast on the 15th,
steering west. Her course would
bring her in track of the Aspinwall
steamer. Her captain while at Trir
idad expressed his intention of.going
to Brazil to cruise for East Indiamn
and California vessels.
Washington, Sept 4-The Timins'
special dispatch says there will be nc
cabinet meeting to-day.
Baltimore, Sept. 4.-A letter tiri.
Key West says the Powhatan car.
tured a prize of the Sumter, having
a letter bag to Davis, in which the
movements of the Sumter are deo
cribed. The Powhatan has gone ih
search of her.
Cincinnati, Sept. 4.-Yesterday th
Marshal seized the interest of the
citizens of rebel States in merchan
dize now for sale on commission.
amounting to $40,000.
Philadelphia, Sept. 4.-A H. Fo.
ter, a Union Congressman from North
Carolina has arrived here en route for
Cairo, Sept. 4.-Col. Wallace and
Gen. Pillow have exchanged prison
St. Louis, Sept. 4.-Col. Dr. Ohla
has been court martialed for condnlt
unbecoming an officer and gentleman.
Verdict, dismissal from service.
Syracuse, Sept. 4.-Francis Ky
nan has been appointed chairman (
the convention. His speech was.
mere "balderdash." "The rebellion,'"
he said "must be crushed, and t e
e war not against. slavery. When whi.
ped in we will cheerfully give our
Southern brethren their fill of const-
Saratoga, Sep. 4.--James. Chapi n.
e of Vicksburg, has been arrested and
imprisoned in Fdrt Lafayette.
t Fortress Monroe, Sept. 4.-T!he re
a are 1800 slaves at Old Point Oc(h
1 Louisville, Sept. 4.-lincoln': din-.
t patch to Gov. Magoflin concludes thi,:
• I do not believe it is the popnlar
. wish of Kentucky that the troops
should be removed from her limit ..
. a'nd with this impression, must -a;*
[ Continued on tke last page.