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'VOL. 2. SHREVEPORT, LA., SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1861. 2 Tiie, SIeeveport Daily News, r,,Alish,d , nory Ttesday. 'rNrdesday, Thurs day. Friday, and ,aturday morning, Oficee, on Texas Street, .4,,r; - rNpri t. ear, the .ulayor'.o o,'e. TE IVI S : . I1. per year ini advance......... $8.00 I yelivered by carrier, 20 cents ,,-r Mweek. 1\',kly (M. l tda) in n'lvan' ........2.50 A TERTISIT- RAk.TES: Ii, R T'HE WEEKLY: 'lr ,r:'h sqlere of twelve lines or less : ti: first insertion,..............1.00 .'Ir ..wch kadliiti,onpl insertion,, per S l'. ire .......................... 5. S FOR THE DAILY: ar. . ... 7 l 12 31 . --p;ires,." 91"21 14 16 1" : 125 30 ,parc.ts,r -. ! J" 1$ i1 23 26 35 40 4 qrais.... I5, 1,,9 25 27 30 40 .50 ,lur.s. ~r5 :10.-i 37 40 50 Go0 Stuar,.-s,... 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Marri:ages and deaths will be published as news; obituaries, tributes of respect, and titnerld invitaltions as other udvertisements. OENTAL SURGEONS. S. IHINSOX, DENTIST, Office nearly opposite the Post Ofice, SIIREVEPORT, LA. (GEO. 1W. KENDALL, DENTIST, OtCice, corner Market and Milam ets., O(pplosite the Bank. nl SHREVEPORT, LA. MEDICAL. DR. A. F. CLAIRK, Ofice at T. I. Morris' Drug Store. Residence, Corner of Spring and Faerin Sts. SHiREVEPOR r, La. No 9----dly. SMITH 4, LE WlrS, DEALERS IN Drug.s, P.ints, Oils, VaraiscEs 4e "icG1 OF THE GOLDEN MORTAR, Shreveport, Texas St. No 9---d ly Vicksburg Whig. Published in Vicksburg, Miss. by M;. hannon. Terms, in advance, i)aily per annum, $8; Weekly. $3. ICE! ICE! ICJ ! ."A -CARGO( of Rockland Lake, raystal zIoo, just received and for slub by 4. ENGLE & CO. 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. SHREVEPORT, LA. 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. Shreveport, La. PRACTICE incopartnership in all the courts :held in the city of Shreve port, and in the parishes of De Soto and Bossier. Office on Market street near Milarn. in3-d-y. 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. n14-1yd J. C. MONCURE, -At torney at Law, SHlREVEPORT, I.A. 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, SHREVEPORT, LA. Will practice in the Courts of Caddo. DeSoto, and Bossier. dld1 ASSOCIATIONS. 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 COMMISSION MERCHA'T J. E. PEIELPS.. J. V. ROGERS Phelps & Rogers, (Suzcces.or to T. H. Etheridge ) Grocers &Conuinission Merch ants Cor. Commerce ad M ilamin stvY.. SHREVI3P'oR(T, LA. 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 MER CHANTS, Receiving and Forwarding Agents, SHREVEPORT. LA. 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 steamer. 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 example. 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 ed. 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 shortly. 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 lost. 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 aqueduct. 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 Washington. Cairo, Sept. 4.-Col. Wallace and Gen. Pillow have exchanged prison ers. 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- tutional rights." 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 d fort. 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.