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SHREVEPORT S E W-EERKLY NEWS
Number SREVEPORT, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 18 . Vole I
Number f3. SHREVEPORT, TIUESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1861. Vohlume I
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
HO1)GE 4 A USTIN,
-&ttolrney~- at Law,
10i,-e arer Childers 4-. Beard'. ,tore.
(Jr. '1'exas and Spring sts.,
II-l-lyd SuiR I.vJ PoR'r, LA.
J. C. IllOS(CUlE,
.Attoriney at Latv,
/f7ice wi th L. M. Nutt, coraer of
Mlilamn tIndI Market."l .t, t'rts. *4d-lJ y
E1MME T 1). CRAIG,
Attorney and Counselor at Law,
(Oice, oqi,#i/e Po.e. Ofice,
Will practice in the Courts of
Caddo. Desoto, and iossier. Idiv
L. M. NUTT,
Attorxney at Lda-w,
Offre, corner Mila/m 4- Mlarkel Streets.
Practices in Caddo, B3ossier and
I.ON D. .MARKS. TrOIS. G. POI.LOCK.
MARKS 4,- POLLOC(K.
Attorneys & Counsellors at Law.
,Shrei port, La.
I RACT 1( 'I incopartnership in all
the courts held in the city of Shreve
port, and in the parishes of De Soto
O(lice on Market street near Milani.
'Travis street, near B:tptist Church.
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able part of theo tott, afloids unu.ssual iin
duenlllits to bo'aid .ls, tlransient or perIlln
nient, % ill hind i t a 'otim rtable ho l e. -'ttiu
ilics or sing h" nt nltlemnrn unobtain pleas
utI run.ll., antd dayv boar:t ers will be arcc'on
Ikodatled. sº94v9 Mrs. A. B. 'T'.IN"rou.
Phelps & Rogers,
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ceriu.x, IrIru,, Cara, Oats, tc.
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Items tromthe Northern Press.
Col. Betje, of the Cameron Rifles,
has been arrested by order of Gen
McClellan, for permitting his men to
depredate upon private property in
Virginia, stealing horses, and any
other personal property that they
choose to lay hold of.
Three thousand bales of of upland
totton sold in New York on the 4th
inst., at 2'4 cents-inarket excited.
(en. 13enhanm, commanding in
Western Virginia, arrived in Wash
ington on 'l'uesday last, and iinnedia
tely reported to headquarters.
The news of the election of Op
dyke (Abolitionist) mayor of New
York over Guntlher and W\\'od, is the
subject of great rejoicing at the
Virginia G's sold in New York on
W\Vdnesday "lst at 17; Missouri 9's,
40.. ; ''enessee Ionds," 41.
The crew of the San Jacinto have
proesented a handsome silver goblet
to Lieut. Fairfax, as a token of their
"esteemn and lve."
The ship .1. W. Fannin, from New
York to Rlotterdam, has been totally
lost at sea, and her.captain and crew
carried into IBermnudla.
The Ril:t .ev. Blishop Mellvaine,
of( )liio, dtesiguing to pass the win
ter in lEurope, has d'legated Episco
pal authority to assistant Bishop
The Washington Star says that
orders have gnm north fromii the "War
Department for the release of ex
Senator Gwin and Messrs. Calhoun
Benham and W. L. B3rent, all of Cali
Col. Kerrigan, of the Federal force,
has been sentenced to be shot for
holding traitorous communication
with the enemy. He belongs to the
New York 25th regiment.
It is reported that Thad Stevens,
of Pennsylvania, would introduce a
bill into the House at the earliest
practicable moment for emancipating
and arming the slaves.
Horace Laynard and-Clemens
are in Washington as Reprsentatives
in the lower House of Congress from
The case of Joseph Segar, as Re
presentative in the Federal Congress
from Virginia, has been referred to
the Committee on Elections.
In the last steamer which sailed
from California for New York were
2000 soldiers for the Federal army.
Gov. Hicks' message to the Mary
land Legislature appears in the Bal
timore papers of Thursday. It is a
Major General Fremont and fami
ly are still at the Astor House, New
York, where they purpose remaining
two or three days longer before pro
ceeding to Washington.
Lincoln's message was telegraphed
on Tuesday night to all parts of
Lincolndom. It contains seven,
thousand five hundred and seventy
eiglhtwords, and all received in New
York in one hour and thirty two min
The Capture of Twenty-eight Lin
[Correpondence of the Louisville Coulrier.]
HIO'IKINSVILLE, KY., Dec. 7, 1S61.
-Eds. Louisri/le Courier: Our town
was all alive yesterday at the an
nouncement that Capt. Bail's Red
Rangers were approaching with 2S 1
live Lincolnites. A large crowd of 1
persons, eager to see the hero of the
brilliant achievement and take a peep I
at the "bagged" tories had assembled
upon Alain street. About 10 o'clock
they were seen approaching the town
by the P'rinceton road. 'l'hev were
imarched through Main street iin double i
tile ; a wagon containg their gtuns. 2:3 1
in niniber, and ammunition, bronught
up thIe rear.
Capt. Bail's Rled Rangers have
been "a terror to the tories in the coumn
ties of Crittenden, Lyon and (.'ld
well, ever since the capture of the
valiant knight of the Tory Regiment.
Col. Jim Buckner.
But to relate the incidents of the I
exploit : A gentleman by the name
of Cannon was getting up a company
of tories on D)onaldson Creek, in the i
northern part of (Caidwell, for the t
avowed purpose, as they boastinglyv I
said, of " taking the hearts of the
Red Rangers and putting themn upon
a pole, a terror to traitors." ('aptain
Bails, hearing of them, left his men 1
anid went into the neighborhood alone. 1
Ascertaining their number, and that t
they were to assemble near JMcCun- t
nell's Mills on the 5th, he left the
vicinity in haste, having formed his
plan fior capturing the whole of them, t
and break up the nest of tilhe tories r
which have been infesting that part t
or the country for some time. It re- A
quired prompt and decisive action.- t
50 he reached his men and informed I
them what he desired. Hle only had <
t\wenty nimen. lThere were twenty- j
cight of the enemy, well arned with
shot guns, rifles iand muskets. lie
approached their place tof rendezvous
cautiously, and watching every move
iment, he saw them stack their guns,
when the word "charge" was given,
and the Red Rllangers daslhed like I
lions among them, so completely sur
prising them that they succeeded in 1
capturing all save the leader, Cannon,
who attempted to escape, but was
made to bite the dust. Thus were
twenty-eight men, well armed, cap
tured by twenty, with all their guns,
ammunition, a couple of wagons, and
several horses. It was one of the
most brilliant and daring deeds that
has occurred during the campaign in
We make the following extracts
from the proclamation of Gen. Ster
ling Price, to the people of Central
and Northern Missouri. They will
be perused with interest by our
" We must drive the oppressor from
our land. I must have fifty thousand
men. Now is the crisis of your fate.
Now the golden opportunity to save
your State. Now is the day of your
political salvation. The time of en
listment for our brave band is begin
ning to expire. Do not tax their
patience beyond endurance. Do not
longer sicken their hearts by hopes
defterred. They begin to enquire,
"VWhere are our friends?" Who shall
give thmin answer? Boys and small
property holders have in the main
fought the battles for the protection
of your property, and when they ask,
"Where are the men for whom we
are fighting ? " how shall I explain ?
Citizeies of Missouri, I call upon you
by every consideration of interest,
by every desire of safety, by every
tie that binds yon to home and coun
try, delay no longer. "Let the dead
bury the dlead." Leave your property
to take care of itself. Commend
vyour homes to the protection of God,
and merit the admiration and love of
chilldhod nd womanhood by show
ing yomurselves ME, the sons of the
brave and free who bequeathed to us
thy' sacreod trust of free institutions.
Come to the army of Missouri-not
for a week or a month, but to free
" Strike. till tach armed foe expires,
Strike fitr your altars and your fires,
For the green graves of your sires,
God and your native land."
The burning fires of patriotism
Imust inspire and lead you, or all is
lost-- lost, too, just at the moment
whien all might be forever saved.
Numnhers give strength. Numbhers
intimidate the foe. Numbers save
the necessity, often, of fighting bat
ties. Nulmbers make our arms irre
sistable. Numbers command univer
sal respect and insure confidence.
\Ve llllst have mnen--50,000 men !
Let the herdsmnan leave his folds.
Let the fairmer leave his fields. Let
the mechanic leave his shop. Let
the lawyer leave his office till we re
store the supremacy of law. Let the
aspirants for offico and place know
that they will be weighed in the bal
ance andl may be found wanting. If
there be any craven, crouching spirits
who have not the greatness of soul
to respond to their country's call for
help, let them stay at home, and let
only tle brave and true come out to
jiinl their brethren in the tented field.
Co(nm1 with supplies of clothing and
with tents,,if you can procure them.
C('ome with your guns of any de
scription that can be made to bring
down a foe. If you have no arms,
comne without them, and we will sup
ply you as far as that is possible.
Bring cooking utensils, and rations
for a few weeks. Bring blankets and
heavy shoes, and extra bed-clothing,
if you have them. Bring no horses
to remain with the army except those
necessary for transportion. We must
have 50,000 men. Give me these
men, and by the help of God, I will
drive the hireling bands of thieves
and marauders from the State. But
if Missourians fail to rise in their
strength, and avail themselves of the
propitious moment to strike for honeor
and liberty; you cannot say that we
have not done all that we could to
The Valley Mountain Fight.-The
following from the Memphis Appeal
of the 17th, contains fuller details of
this brilliant affair that any yet pub
Richmond, Dec. 15, 1861.-Au
official dispatch was received at the
War Department last night, from
Gen. Loring who is in command of a
brigade in Western Virginia.
He announces that a battle was
fought on Firday last at Yearger's
on the top of the Allegheny moun
tains, betweeu five thousand Federal
troops, under the command of Gen.
Reynolds, and twelve hundred Con
federates, under command of Col.
Edward Johnston. The fight com
menced by an attack from the Fed
erals at 7 o'clock in the morning, and
continued seven hours.
The Federal troops were finally
driven from the field in great confu
sion, with a loss of five hundred kill
ed and wounded.
The Confederate loss was about
one hundre killed, wounded and miss
The Confederate force engaged
was the twelfth Georgia regiment,
under Col. Jackson; Colonel Bald
win's Virginia regiment, and two
batteries of artillery.
Among the killed was Capt. Ander
son, of 'T'ennessee, who was in com
mand of the Virginia batteries.
Eighty-five dead bodies of the
enemy were found on the field after
We give the following useful ways
and means to get along in this world.
Those who have followed them are
all, almost without an exception, in
high and exalted positions, but they
had the world's moral courage:
Have the courage to call every
man a liar, because he cannot see the
truth in the same light you do.
Have the courage to hit your ad
versary between the eyes, wheni least
expecting it, to convince him you are
Have the courage to keep all the
money you can get in your pocket,
and get mad with the man who has
the assurance to ask for what yolt
owe him, in the face of a fair pros
pect for a Stay Law.
Have the courage to buy all the
new clothes on a credit, that you can,
before paving for your old suits.
Have the courage to run for a high
place, though you may have to coma:
promise for a low one that pays les,
under the adage of a "half loaf, etc."
Have the courage to snub an oid
friend in a seedy coat, when talki::~g
to a new one in new garments.
Have the courage to raise your hat
to ten thousand a year.
Have the courage to wink at vic·,
in high places and to condemn it in
low places, where it belongs.
Have this kind of moral courage,
prosper and grow fait in the world's