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SHREVEPORT SEMI-WEEKLY NEWS.
Nu-- ...uer 1:, SHREVEPORT, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1861, Volume I ATTORNEYS AT LAW. iIO1)J(E . AUSTIN, -Lttornne. S ait La41-, 4/'i'r ew'r' (*~i ilde'r" 4" fteard's Srtt'e. C(I'. 'J'eXas andI Spring sts., nI - Il SnIInvrEVrP(,I'i, LA. .L ('. 1IIOXC(U'II.E, $IlRFIVEP'oRT, LA. (ffi;rc with L. .. Nt/, or,-rr of .3i/m and Martdftlket .rrt'ert.rs. ,:a,Ad-1 / E:IME.111 T D. CH71AI H, Attorney and Counselor at Law, ()fice, oJ/oxite: FPost OfJice, IIl,,tVEIORT L' A. Will prac t.ice in the Courts of, anltdlo. I)Deoto, anId Bossier. Id lv L. M. NUTT, Attorncey at Ia-ny, Offi,"e, corner filunt 4- Alarke Streets. "SIIRIlVlPo:ror, LA. P 'rctices in Caddo, Boss.ier and 1)e'Soto. nlI--1 Vd 1.l:(,N U. a.1A1KS. 'TioS. G. P(OI.IOCK. J-lAKS r .POLLOCK. Attorneys & Counsellors at Law. Ski' eport, La. IR'iAC''ICE i co(,plartners hip in aill 'the courts held in& the' city of Shreve Jr'h.t, aLudl in tlhe parishes of De Soto -and lesier. (I)tice on Market street near Milam. n3-dl-y. & PRIVATE BOARDING. " Tra.vis street, ,ar Thaptist Chunrch. l.FIN(G lhoated in a retired anUd ag~e -ic ll a jnrt of tin tinn, nti(,lr(Is unsual in ecduei,.lnts to, I,otrde.rs, transie"nt or pIerma inent, will find it a colilti,rtable hollCr'. Fain-. iliis or single genltlE',i n eutu l obtain pleas uttt rotmus, lan d (IV klt'arders will hbe atc.ou tk onlated. t!v9 Mrs. A. i. TAINTrOlt. COMMISSION MERCHA'TS J. I:. IPH1:I.P". J. V. c ,.ERI:S Phelps 1C Rogers, (Scces.corrs to T. H. Etelridge ) SGrocers &Hoin iission Mcrtlialnt Cr. Commerce .end Ml ile1' st's.. SIIREVEPoR'P, L.A. lKeep constautly on hand a large as ~nrtment of Statc and Ft ancty Gro cerics. Hali , GornY, aats, et-c. ALdvances iuadto on consignmenflts to our friends in XN'w Orleans. ilSdlv i i .inp.on & Calhoun, - VIllEHOUSE & COMMISSION lJiE R ChIA NTS, t ', .c'irin~ and Forwartding Ag rts, , -IIRtVI:JORR'P. LA. Shaving einz-,t1 the pop.hl" and onlluo :ious . 'ar.hou st of Mhssrs. I I'ward. I'all% & Co.. adl having adl long experice.o il t 1', bu'inetss, aec ho)pe to recv. iv1' it siahr,, of the ~ bI1e1c ttroltitoe, and p'ledge ourselves]. to I o all in our ,towr to give u ntire satisfite ou illn alll )sill.ss "letlutlsted to our tare. A ll wtr ask is a trial. noi ASSOCIATIONS. S . o. O..F. #ii T1he regular metings of EITIHLODGE, AVi. 21, ar4e held \V W'dIn tlay evetnings. at 7 o'clock, their Lodge Room on 'l exas stltreet. INO. DICKINSON, N. G. #. 5 ELIJIMAN, S.ecretary. 1110 M A S O Ni C. SSHREVEPORT LODGE of F. S and A. M. No. 11, meets -cry Friday at 7A P. M. JloHN W. JoNES, «W. M. .H. Brownlee, Sec'y. Skhreceport Chapter of R. A. M. No. 10, ots ol the 2nd stnd 4th Monday of each onth, at 71 P. M. J. 0. MAcWILLI.%S, C. Waller, Recorder. Ii. P. SShrreveport Council, R. and S. M. No. 5, cots on the Ist iand 3d Saturday of each onth, at 74 P. M3. EMMET D. CRAIG, onry Levy, Recorder. T.'.G.'.M iT"Place of meeting, at the Masonic Hall Texas street, over Mayor's office. no24 THE SEMI-WEEKLY NEWS I prublinked et ery Tuesday .and Fri. day AlIorntng. Office, on Texas Street, A.,hore Spring, near the J1Mayor's ofce. 'I'ERMI S: Per Annum, (in Advance,) $4.00 Six Months, " ", 2.00 Three " " " 1.00 2-CiTen Cents per Week, Delivered. 3 Copies One Year, *10. The above low rate alre for the "'War times and size." which places our paper within the reach of every family. SINGLE COJIY 10 CENTS. ALDVERTISIFT RATES For each square of twelve lines or less for the first insertioun,.............$1.00 For each additional insertion, per square, ..................... 50 '1'bh privilege of yearly advertisers is strictly bmnited to their own immediate and regular busirass; and the business of an "dvertising tirrn is not considered as inclu ling that of its individual nmemnabers. Advertisemnets published at irregular intervals, $1 per square for each insertion. All advertisements t;fr strangers or trau cient persons, to be paid in advance. Advertisements not marked on the copy for a specified time, will be inserted till horbid, and payment exacted. Marriages and deaths will be published is news; obituaries, tributes of respect, and iuneral invitations as other advertisements: TMe will be pleased to rcceire a.ts ontributuons, good chaste romances, 'oetr/. etc'., if origital, also well writ 'e a(/W/iCes ort anl s7ubiject. TELEGRAPHIC. Nashville, Dec. 24.--The Bowling Green correspondent of the Union and American, in his letter of the 23d inst., says: ''lhe lFederal General, lBuell, with a formidable force, esti mated ait not less than 45,000 men, and by nmany at 60,000 men, has been for several days past moving in the direction of Bowling Green. Unsual preparations are now making, show ing that a terrible conflict is impend ing. A force of not less than 6000 men, the advance of Iluell's army, have crossed Green River and are 1no within live smiles of our advance, which is under the command of Gen. Iliudinan, at Cave City. It was reported a tfew days since that the enemy had retreated aeross Green River, the report was partially true, Gen. Hindman had changed his pickets from the tfront of the euenmv who, imagining that a ftank move ment was being nmade, tied in the grealtest disorder, lehving behind their tents, wagons and baggage. Their flight is reported to have been a regu lar stampede, the lFederals double iquicking live miles. The Federals returned on the ftllowing day, the 20th inst., and are now within 30 miles of Bowling Green. The entire clan which were recently at Nolil have been moved to Green River, where there is now not less than 35, 000 tmen. Eivery appearace indicates a speedy opening of the winter cam paign. A Federal officer was arrested near Bowling Green on the 21st inst., with a spy glass making observations of the difi'rent fortifications. lie repre sented himself to be a deserter from the 45th New York Regiment, and that he had made his way from the Potomac to that place. It is supposed he belongs to WVilich's Indiana Regi ment, which was pat to flight a few days since by the Texas Rangers. lie will be sent to Richmond. A gentleman who left the Ohio river on the 19th inst., says Tom Crit tenden's forces had crossed Green River, and are now at Hendersonville, preparing to mlovo atin opki:;svile. Another letter from Bowling Green gives the opinion that no fight will occur for several days. Passengers arrived by to-day's train report 8000 Federals this side of Green River, and that Ilindumand had fallen back to Bell's. * Richmond, Dec. 24.--Two hundred and eighty-four Hatteras prisoners who were paroled and released, ar rived at Norfolk yesterday from the North. The New York Herald, of the 21st inst., says Lord Lyons had two inter views with Lincoln of a cordial char acter, but no formal written conunu nication has passed, nor has Lord Lyons made a demand for Mason and Slidell. Further instructions to Lord Lyons are expected by the America, to arrive. It the demand for Mason and Slidell be made, the Herald says Lincoln will probably yield in view of the present exigencies of the coun try in the struggle with rebellion, and England's maintaining neutrality. The Herald says it is better grace filly to yield to the exigencies of the crisis, and promptly yield England her convenient pretext for a quarrel, by restoring Mason and Slidell to British .protection. Some dispatches have been sent South, on the authority of the Wash ington correspondent of the Herald, stating that Lincoln's Cabinet desired to accede to England's demand for restitution of Mason and Slidell. In the copy of the Herald, now before me, no such stateanent is made, and no later news is received. Nashville, Dec. 26.-The latest Louisville papers received here repre sent that the Northern troops con tinue to pour into Kentucky in a continuous stream. The Louisville Journal of the 18th states upon what it says is very good authority that So ward has really giv en Bishop Hughes the secret misssion to Spain. The Cincinnati Enquirer of the 18th asserts upon direct information from Washington that there will be no general engagement this winter unless brought on by Beauregard. Memphis, Dec. 27.-Reliable in formatioI fr'omn Bowling_ (Green says n, that appearainces do not indicate aiy en eI-itgemnent of consequence as iiunli Ihe nent, tholugh unforseen circmllstanlces al might precipiate a fight within eight - or ten days. d- Few Federals have vet crossed )0 Green River, and it is reported they Y' have gone back to Burnt Bridge. re General Ilindman's oalicial report :, of the Woodsonville tight repotrts the n. total killed as follows: Col. 'rank Terry and three Texan Rangers. re Lieut. Morris and three vRangers s wounded dangerous.ly. Capt.'Walker, Iy three Rangers and two of the Arkan i saws Battalion wounded slightly. Y 'Tle (nellly's loss, 75 killed, wound e- ed unknown and 8 of them were Ie taken prisoners. ir A Kentuckian, from Bourbon coun ir ty, who has arrived here, says that L- the road from l'aris to Prestonburg is Ie clear of Lincoln troops. Is Squads of Southerners from the Blue Grass counties are constantly joining Gen. Marshall. Marshall's e soldiers are openly recruiting in n Bourbon county. Few Union men are now to be fimnnd, except in the towns. 'l'he men of the mountains are flocking to Marshall's standard in tr large tnulbers. h New Orleans, Dee. 27.-T''he Balti ,f more Clipper of the 24th says that it is asserted in WVashimngton that the SEnglish affair is blowing out, and I d1 that the Mason and Slidell mwr,-st will e be peaceably settled itn a few days. d Per contra, a trentlehman who hats i- just. reached Richmond, frem Wash- . w ington, announces in official quarters - that Lord Lyons had made a demand I for the restoration of Mason and o Slidell, on Monday, and the Lincoln: t- Government had most positively re n fused. Gen. Scott returned to New York in the Arago. reen The Persia is at Cape Race ani will brings Liverpool dates to the 16th gers but no markets are yet reported. 1000 Prince Albert died suddenly on thE iver, 15th of gastric fever. )ack The British merchant marine have been warned by the Government that Bred a war with the United States is ners imminent. ar- Warlike preparations continue in the England, and the English ship own ers have sent their agents in this 21st country orders to hurry all British iter- bottoms in this country home. har- There is said to be no sympathy mu- whatever in France for the United .ord States, and if there is a war with and England, it is said that France will .ord certainly side with England. ica, The Persia and Australasia passed Lson Cape Race loaded with troops and ays monitions of war for Canada. iew lion. Francis E. Rives, of Peters uun- burg, died to-day. ion, Memphis, Dec. 27.--The St. Louis ity. Republican of the 23d reports the Wce- steamer America with dates to the the 7th. Warlike preparations are con and tinued. An anti-war meeting has rel, been held at Dublin, and sympathy to was expressed for America. The Paris papers assert that the ent cotton ports of the South would be .sh- opened by February at the latest. uid, The British parliament will be red prorogued on the 7th January. for More troops have been sent to In Canada. ore The Paris correspondent of the tnd London News says that La Patrie was imperfectly informed of the in ;est tentions of the French Government ore- when it spoke of France joining on- England in an armed mediation. Ia A large force of engineers will be sent to Canada immediately. Sth The demand of the British Gov )dI ernment is based on exclusively legal Ten grounds. It asks the liberation of ion Mason and Slidell, and if not granted Lord Lyons will leave Washington. the The demand is moderate but firm. lon The l'atrie has reason to believe beth that Lincoln will not give Mason and ter Slidehll up. British war vessels are preparing in- to ,tart for America in the beginuning ty " (of' January. l¶ It is believed in the IHanseatic ti- towns that the blockade of the Souuth es trn ports will soon be broken by ht England. 'the Arago, with Southampton ed dates to the 12th arrived at St. ey John's on the 21st. Gen. Scott has arrived, but previ ort ous to embarking he had a long con lie ference with Napoleon. uk All the French press except the - Moniteur, say that lFrance will re 'r main neutral in the war between er, America and England. n- American risks and American ships are refused at Lloyds. Id- New Orleans, Dec. 27.-A special re dispacth to the Delta dated Norfolk, D)ec 27, states that Northern papers n- of tlihe 25th have been received, but at they do not indicate what the pre is cise course of the Fedehral government r in relation to the commissioners ' he would be. The general opinion ly appears to be that they will be sur I's rendered. in Fears are entertained that should the Federal Government surrend< be the Commissioners with an apology, that England witll insist upon the re blockade being inefficient and illegal. in The Paris correspondent of the New York Times says that univer ti- sal feeling of France is against the it United States, and that in case of a ie war between the North and England ud that France will inevitably join the ill South. La Patrie says that Wilke's act was as a gross outrage, and the Federal Gov I- emrnnment authorizing or approving his ir act must be insane. It further states id that France will join England in re id cognizing the Southern Confederacy lu and chastise the North and re-estab- I e- lish trade with the South. La P'resse takes sides with the rk South. The Journal des Debats says that L Wilke's conduct was useless and im politic. The Constitutionnel declares that Seward intends to provoke a war with England with a view of relic1 quishing the present war and seizing Canada, to compensate for the ter ritorial loss in the South. There was a decrease of $26,000, 000 specie in the New York banks last week. No agreement has yet been made between Chase and the bankers.. The Charleston Courier says that last evening the gunboats exchanged a few shots with the Cole's Island battery. Yesterday dispatches state that a fleet of 12 gunboats passed up White Point and made a demonstra tion on Gen. Evans. Reinforcements have gone to him and a fight there is imminent. Demonstrations have been made at at other points. The North Carolina battery disa bled a Federal gunboat on Tuesday morning, which anchored off Coles Island last night. A battle is ex pected to-day. Augusta, Dec. 27.-It is reported here that the steamship Gladiator has arrived at a Confederate port with a large amount of arms and am munition. The schooner Prince of Wales,from Nassau, was chased by the Lincohl ites, got ashore at Georgetown, and was burned by the Captain. Richmond, Dec. 23.-Gen. Phillip St. George Cooke, a Brigadier Gen eral of the Confederate army, acci dentally or designedly killed himself at his residence in Powhattan county yesterday. He was a wealthy and high-spirited gentleman, a brave and accomplished officer. Mobile, Dec. 27.-At break of day a schooner ran the blockade, loaded with coffee, brimstone and sundries. She was pursued unsuccessfully by the blockading vessels until Fort "Morgan's guns opened. Nashville, Dec. 27.-A dispatch to the Cincinnati Cammercial dated Frankfort 19th says that advices from Sonuerset state that on yesterday morning at daylight, General Schcepff with all his force marched out to at tack the forces under Zollicoffer who were in position at Fishing Creek with 6000 men and some artillery. Schepff's force consists of two East Tennessee regiments, Hoskin's Ken tucky, the 17th, 31st, 35th Ohio, Standert's Ohio, Hewitt's Kentucky and a battery of ten guns. Shcepif is confident of whipping Zotlicofftr. with some hope of capturing most of his mlen. The battle took place yes terday or to-day. 'T'he Louis Republican of the 20th states that Gen. Halleck this morning received a dispatch from Gen. Pope, which stated that after a forced march he had captured 150 out of some 1500 rebels recruited at Lexington, together with their baggage and camp equippage. The Louisville Courier of to-day says that the Federal authorities have notified the publishers of the Louis ville Journal that a change of its course is necessary to secure its con tinuanc. The Dallas Herald says coffee in considerable quantitles, both Rio and Mexican, is brought to San Antonio, and sold at 40 to 50 cts. per pound. 'l'The supply can be increased to any quantity required by the condition of the market. The State Legislature has adjourn ed to meet again on the 6th of Janua ry. HEADQUARTERS, BAT TALION LIGHT INFANTRY -Lieut. Col. Edmonston, who ser ved in the Mexican War, is now fil ling up his Battalion to its full com plement, for the C. S. service. Companies attaching may report to the A<=ljut:int No. 36 Natche* etret.