Henderson Times. (Henderson, Tex.), Vol. 6, No. 2, Ed. 1 Saturday, February 4, 1865 Page: 1 of 3
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J« M. DOMOVi
•ndl Prop ri
HKSDBB80S, KU8K CODNTT TEXAS,
fATU RDAY i FEB. ..«•••.••..*• 4IH« 1865.
The President and Gen. Johnson.
BrBSORlPTIOK TO TH* 1 !!«••—New
Inge, $2,60 per month. Bute Trpaii-
ury Warrants, 60 cents per month.—
Provisions received at reasonable
Wa are under obligations to Capt. W. W-
Barrot for lata Shreveport papers.
Taa next session of the riendfreon Masonic
Jtomala Institute will open on Monday Feb.
20th. An advertisement will appear next
'large numbers of Federal deserters
►osslng through this sect on of
late, on their way to Mexico,
■■iiPuilliw asiise nli fieaiiil .TlffiX J3LSS2
represent that a, great ninny more wllUdcsoil
MTA great hubbub is raised on the subject
of emancipation of late. ills reported, ihro*
the oenntry, that Congress has already passed
somo law on the subject. This Ib all bosh.
Just wait for the wagon gentlemen—our af-
faire are not quafctorasbad as alarmists rep-
tgT lisnt. B. F. Thompson will leave for
the army on the other side the Mlssippl about
the 28th, Feb. He will carry any letters that
may he sent to his card at Bellvlew* Tex.
"M* Jas. H. Btarr, Agt. P. 0. Department
ononis side the Mississippi, has authorized
the cutting of twenty cent postage stomps
' "' " ad toe using of the halves as ten cent
till ..further orders.
Wo hmrd a man cursing Governo*
, the other day, for recommending tha*
tax should be levied upon a specie
Fault finders generally, and some who arc
not of this class, are loud In their denuncia-
tions of Presldont Davis (or the jflfeoval of
Gen, Johnson, from the commanafof the
Army of Tennessee, s i n c o Sherman has
been permitted to go through tho heart of.
Georgia, and reach the coast with his army
still in an organized slate. It is gravely as-
serted that if Johnson had remained In com-
mand the result would have been different.
In view of the fact that Johnnon had been
driven bn.-k u-om points possessing gicat nat-
ural ad vim t' gee for defensive operations, snch
as are not to be found lie'ween Atlant i and
tho coast, It is not probable lie woul.i have
been able to suocersiuily resist Sherman in an
We are of opinion that with so largo, well
disciplined, and well supplied army us that
which hornmn commanded lie would have ' us at all. Sho
made his way through Georgia, as lie lin rltnent of Hteel
dono, against any general, in command of un
army no larger than tli.it wh'ch was opntoed
to him. IHs force always exceeded onrsby at
least one-third. 'J he wonder is not that be
fitiJly reached the coast, but that ho was ho
long about it, and accomplished ho little by
the campaign. It is not so difficult to man h
iV through an enemy 'soniintry. espcc-
_ aootmtry as 'oum, whoioHhwware
no great natural barrh rs—the difficulty lies
Our cavairv,—The cavalry forces of the
District have been thoroughly reorganized,
with large additions of strength. The re-or-
gan lr.it Ion took plftC" in tho presonceand un-
der tho immediate direction of Gen. Magru-
dor. who has Infused into the whole aruiv of
ihe District that spirit of eneigy and regard
lor wholesome discipline, which distinguished
hiui upon the I'enlnsula, and rendered lum
the favorite general of our neighbors, the Tex-
iiiiH. lie Is v«ry much awake, and wo am >
sure tho citizens of Arkannas that their iiitor-
< sts i re safe in his bands—that is, as safe as
Ihey could MTvmler the fluctuating fortunes
of war. Our cavalry forces are to day more
numerous, better disciplined, and in higher
spirits than they have ever boon. Gen. Fa-
can commands them. Tho very n..mo of
this gallant son of a rkannas Innplivi oontl
denco. He is a soldier tried and truo. For
ourselves, our frcsontlroenta do not trouble
aid Keynolds repeat tho expo-
wo predict th.it the soil of
[From N. O. Picayune Jan. 18th.
New Ton*, Jan. 12—The World's Washington special says : Tba
Democratic politician who ha* gone on amission to Richmond, with
tho approval of the President, Is Gen. bicgleton, of Illinois. Ho
preceded Blair a day or two.
It is said tho rebel Congress adopted in secret session resolutions
appointing peace commissioners, and they have been sent to Grant's
bcadquai ters. Orr, of -outh Carolina, Gil more, of North Carolina,
and A. fl. -tophens are tiie commissioners.
It is said th it Grant h is telegraphed that Stephens has solicited
a pa-s through our linos to visit W. hington. It Is said that But-
ler was not i emoved for i competency, but as an evidence of our gov-
ernment being desirous of treating with the -outh on liberal terms
ani ' remove anvol«truction that stauds in the way.
A Charleston dispatch of the 6th says the enemy crossed New
River on tho Gth, on the road to Grahamsvllle. J jauregard tele-
graphs from Macon that Gen. HoOd reports from Tupelo that Gen.
'i hoinr ! wr. < moving up the Tennessee Elver with sU gunboats and
*s!xty transport!] Mwsirde Stport.
Njnv Yonrc, Jni. 12.—The steamer Collier from Port Royal, re-
herm an's army ar: ived at Beaufort by water.
After ho got through, we proposed
somo pork from him, which we
he had for sale. He said we
have it. XSpoo inquiry as to p ice, we
re informal six cents pr lb in specie, or
equivalent In Confederate money. We
entered his name on our list of
It Is time now that farmers were ac-
ta preparing tor the coming
. ro should he planted that it In
to cultivate A large proportion of
m are in the army, and
lid be calam-
thls let eve-
lid be tEe
^. I itk'pi oot-1
planted. Many articles of ab
ty can be purchased with cotton
„ not bo manufacturedin tho Goofed-
mueh elated at our prospect
in the championship of handsome
I indeed felt that the decision wa3 al
rendered in our favor, when to our
and mortification we discovered that
of the Tyler JouSal, had broaght a
f Into tho U*l* In the person of
of the Texas Republican—we give
are redeeming their
of supplying the army,
his entire trains busily
their places, but
► way of m ? lurries th;.t
our notlco. -'mm
r. who has
a prisoner on
. He w«a removed ftom the
ftom Col. M
i Colonel war.
p Mssanf •SSPpfti
i our own sol
tvu lU IHHK
lu holding aud controllng tho territory pans-
ed over. The ship vt it plows tho ocean, pro-
duces great commotion lu its immediate vicin-
ity, but tbe waves soon eioso In aud no per-
manent trace of Its parsing is left; so with
the maroh of Sherman, destruction and de-
vastation marked his way, but the damage
is being rapidly repaired, and, ere long, the
evidence of his triumph will be obliterated,
t The enemy are not in possesion of half so
much of Geotgia as they held when Hood
took command of the Army. The probabil
Itiee are that they would now hold no -more
if Johnson had remained in commaud.—
Fewer men might have been killed on either
side, and this is about all tbe .difference, in
the respective condit on of the two armies,
that would be exhibited.. They are both able
generals, each having great excellences and
marhed faults. Johnson has moio caution,
flood greater celerity of movement—Johnson
Is the grealer tactician. Hood tho fetter tight-
er—Johnson is hesitating, Hood i^ rash.—
They are both good officer?, but neither lias
those trancendentqualities that foakea Wash-
ington, a Lee or a Bonaparto. t
Though, time has perhaps demonstrated
that the removal of Johnson wsi unwise, no
one who has studied tho character of Presi-
dent Davis and scanned the motives by which
he has ever been actuated since1 the commence-
ment of this great revolution, can honestly
believe that It was a mere captious act on bis
rt. The most powerful minds will some-
times err in judgement. < Davis forms no ex-
ception to this rule, though as nearly as any
man of this age. - *v;
President David possesses great determination
and fixedness of purpose—if otherwise he
would be uhsuited to tbo position he occupies
—but he ijj not an obstinate character. Jtio Is
to right those whom he has un-
intentionally Wronged. If the telegraphic
dispatch Is true, he has Just given exhibition
Of this, by restoring Gen. Johnson to his
command—Johnson exhfb'ts his greatness by
accepting it, and we believe Hood will cxw
hiblt his Wr cheerfully assuming any position
that may be signed him.
We are rejoiced at the reconciliation between
tho President and Gen. Johnson. It will im-
prove the tono of patriots, and, what is
scarcely less important, will remove Ono great
theme of complaint among croakers.
Houthcrn Arkansas will bo found as fertile in
laurels us the jPeninsnla or T*X ia,
Wo i.ro s
most effl' len
added to the garland* which
Walk s Mill. What a pity
_ and Cal>ell cannot be here to
Bit such U the fate of war.
of our cavalry, but we
jn our infantry. They
tatler, uml uaUttf ITio
uiouderti. Of them, more
\ trk.) Tdqrtxph.
"*'*** 4WIM*, VI *.
ports tint apirt of >1
lire Richmond Ibqii
^ror of 9th8ays. no one is safe
fff* From theHonston Telegraph we lecra
that the P^istrop ManufiCtoring Compjiny
have got their factory in operation. The
samples of thread are said to bo good. On
the 6th of August last the machinery was in
Mexico when Judge Munger purchased an In-
tercst in it and took entire control of all tho
*n(erects. By his energy and good manage-
ment.'jfn less than six months, it was in ope-
ration. Huch enterprise is commendable and
tho one who exhibits it is entitled to the last"
i^g gratitude of the people,
ntlent to battle for, as well as anticipate
tappy results t
" We liKve suffered but little yet compared
with what our fr.thers snffeied in the first
war for Independence. Then we had the sav-
age Indian at our batiks, thetories over our
own hearthstones and a fair and open enemy
in our fiont-. Augusta, 8avannah, Charleston,
.Camden aridf'NinefJr fife** were all then
Georgia and South Caroli-
Ied almost entirely fur three
rs. Yet, a heroic ancestry
valley, and decended from our
in Ood, and resolved to perish
ivc osslavcs, and they drove
from the soil; and so can we,
land be overiun by vandals,
bastard race our freedom Is our
a gleaming dtfger. It is a. great'-mistake to
suppose that Jhts war is to be settled by long
ranged cannot or heavy shell. Kven if our
fortifications M and our towns are tiken, we
will anno atrtfst to close quarters, with tho
buttle axe anibowlo knife, and fight under
thfc black flavin every glen-and swamp.—
The watch tfrd then shall be, war to tho
knife and thd mife to tho hilt1'
fm> < rsooiVitruc !o"n on tho most favorable terms Tlie paooi^ of
the St ifo h iye taken fchenmn at his word and mean to fight ivoat.
Nr.w Von'c, Jan. 11.—The Herald's army of James special says:
'llio removal of Gen. Butler omsed groat surprise to everbody in
c imp but him c f. Tho order wu j received at half-past 11, Sunday
moriiH'S. " d by evening he had tuincd overhls army to his £UO-
ccd.'or . nd leiV for the north.
Auouoi a, Maktis, Jan. 11.—'Fessonden has been elected Uf
8tatcs Senator iir.^t billot. Tho 8t Alban raiders got anol
j n I , i'A *1 « -i fret fartfinr PVldenCO &QBlfRkb||BQftd|
Tho London riincs of the C(Kh
ton Governrient p^i i ted in its former course it would Involve it*
self in a war with England and that at an early day. • H. A.
Tho 'l imes special reports Blair has returned from Richm<
The Richmond Wh'g reports an interview between
—pcaco re alt unknovti.
Gir. U 'd RurooT.—Gen. Bragg reports that the enemy bombar-
ded i oi t L'W;or I'i-i iotiMy all dav on the 16tb, and at 4 p. m. their
InfautrV advanced to the o.s ;rSt. and a heavy demonstration.for
somo time beiii£ nude against the rear by our troops; at 6£ p. m.
Gen. Wbfting reportod that the attask h^.d failed aud tho ganison
w.-.slicing strongihenod ^Ith fi-esh troops. At about 10 a. m. tho
Foi t wah c.ip; ured with most of the garrison. Ho further particu-
lars at this lime.
~(-lvic.il • -r---:- u. B. LEE.
Tho forcer th^.t ntfncked Fort Fisher Is estimated at 10,000 men,
excto!ve oi the navy# •. •
Wu iiin^ton, Jan. 17.-—The Richmond Whig of to-day states that
Pierre Bonle hal arrived in Mexico on amission £iom the
HI.ect lumeisnay&edden has been removed and Breckimikgo
made Sscreuiiy ox w; -
The Ciiic. ';'o 'ilmes of the 18th says the town of Beverly, In Wes-
item Vii. has boon captmod by Gen. Wickman, of Roster's Division.
Tiie town wa y ga rrisoned by two Ohio regiments. They were sur*
pi !*ed and nearly all captured.
Is;,.- Youx, Jan. 14 —ThelMbune's Washington special gives It
<J3 his opiuion that a cessation of hostilities, preliminary to peace,
will take place within ten days.
rose from oi
If we are not.
'J'iio Wo Id's Washington spedal says it is positively known that
Blair goes to Richmond on the peace commission with full authori-
ty from President to open negotiations with Jeff Davis and
tobel authorities, twill feel assured of this when he shows his
credentials; The President dees not insist upon immediate aboli-
tion, but he insists that measures be taken to secure Its extinction
with n a reasonable length of timo, but under no circumstances
any proposition be acceded to, which does not embrace as the
step the laying down of arms on the part of the8outh. All lead
papers' have editorials on peace propositions. Tho Governors oi
the loyal States congratulate tho Governor of Missouri i
turn to the Union*
the Trans-Misdssippl Bulletin
27th, nit., wo learn thutCapt. A. U.
Wright, Q. M. has been tmnfered from Jeffer-
son, Texas, to Gilmer, w.'Ui his shoo and hat
mnnufactoricfl, where ho consolidates With
tho manuVictories at that place amLwill su-
pervise. th« whole. No quartermaster in the
Confederacy has done more fow.itds supply-
ing tho urtny, in proportion to tho f idll'les at
his command, and we know of but one whom
we think has dono as much," Capt. W. W.
Barret, stationed at this place, and controllng
the transportation for this District.
• ' , «« ■ MM ...... '
0T The Tyler Journal Is calling upon the
people to preps re for resisting en Invasion
wh'ch is considered Imminent. Capt. Klewclen
E. 0 , Smith county Is oiHirig upon exempts
and dot" 11*, and Cn; t. 15.8. Folley.-, 0 «iln lice
Dcj rLment, Is cr.liin^ upon Do;>ir;t.aont de-
trilH, to organ! yft r tlio emcrgoncy* Whilst
ire diff: oyer nothing tonuie.to an Imxho U-
sto cdVance of tho enemy lnthi' d leeiion;
prudence demands that w*6 ohO;!ld lje prepi^
ed—It is more-Hun probable that nn attempt
will be made; during the c>mlng Spring, and
that too of a more tmnUlable cimnoter than
US, It is thou too late to prepare to
We have seen almost all sorts of artificials
—artificial flowers, artificial teeth, lialr, nofies
—artiucial arrangement ) generally and pro-
mUcuously ; but tho most artificial a.'tliiei il
that hat; «x>me under our oh eviction lately
was an aiWlclitl tall to a real horse. It seems
that someKMy got a spite at tho clcgaut wad-
dle horse of our friend Capt. 8., of i/.own's
and to embarrass tho horse or to
his owner, shaved his taJ close!v.—
genius prevailed over malice, and said
horse now s«mi an artificial tail, (is good as
roe for the e: i
at tan AnJ
O T I C E-
holding PERIHTS given by
irtatlonof COTTON, will
\t at once to Mid. A H. Willie
for his approval.
W. W. BARBET,
Capt. $t A. Q. M.
tary on the estate of
Koats, late of Nacogdoches,
wore granted to me at the
1864. of theoounty court for
nty, Texrts. All persons hav-
nst said estate, Will present the
ily authenticated, within
bed by law. v
J AS. H. 8TARR. Ex'r
of 8. M. Nobls, dee'd
Nacogdoches, Texas, Jan'y. J20th 1864
Texas, /ee A
ing clai a
same to me.
> At tbe NovcroKer term an 1PS4 of Cennty
ourtor Punoia couuly lbs undersigned wm
'p^oiiucd Administrator of Ihe estate of D.
Sullivan decewK-d. All pwobs are hereby
nollfied to present their claims agdn~t sstd e«
tnto ill the lauMjK'r snd Within thu time prescri-
bed ly te.JSi— -g A-VoCso kWt—
SITGAK FOR 8Ali I
I have for Sale at MlllvlUe, Texas, TwmcTT
HoauiMKAn orGoonScOiu which 1 will sell *t
j wawniahle prlccs, by the hog-bead or barrel,
ir new te-ue 0. 8. Notes, or bowK
Deo. 15th ISC! 46 Tt
Wr*' W*3 ' 'ii
Aom It. The procMi for repairing'damaged
tails is wpy: n scabbard
fit tho remaining stem of the'Mi, tiien
can so^t-cely be told
'a horse's tail until you
cim be easily f isten-
Wo aro In the dark as to the meaning
ENROLUNO OFFICE, RUSK Co. Tlx.
HnxoiSttsON, January 26th, 2865.
All persons between tho ages of 17 and
years, claiming exemption from military duty
l y reason of disability, are hereby notified to
attend at my«*tflco in H ndorson, on the 10th
ftad 11th of Feb. for examination
and Gil move to
speak adv* ediy
about the Viidt oi
ShaHhear from uti
dicutions are that Lee contemplates somo
will astonish tho world or not remains to be seen,
tike Tribune's Washington special gives us tho
hand at peace negotiations/that a cessation of I
ry to formal negotiations will take placo in ten
To-morrow the hand of a new pedce-maker, referring to
doubtless will fall heavily on Jeff Davis' obstinacy.
Henry 8. Foote, M. 0. ftom Tennessee, was arrested
Icksbnrg on the 12th of January, while attempting to go
the enemy. President DaWs reported the matter to C
Foote Is in custody of the War Department.
The New York Tribune says President Lincoln has
if Foote is harmed by the rebels ho will bring five of the
llnguishod rebel prisoners to grief.
The Nashville Federal State Convention has abolished
Edward Everett Is dead.
Sherman is moveing towards Charleston*
Tho St. Louis Democrat of the 16th says the
sent troop* to opposo Sherman has been confirmed, but
what numbers. >'
Richmond papers of the 18th announce the arrival of
states he hid an interview with President Davis.
Now York, Jan. 14.—The World's We
ident ttncoln will issue a supplementary
of Charle.,toa increasing the number and grade of
nesty aiter a certain date, and informing Jeff.
porters, that if they hold out long enough to
another *rmy no amnesty whatever will b given ; but
down their arms they will he magnamimously treated
Tho Tonnosaeo convention that pft*>. cd an ordinance
slavery, &c., does not appear 46 have been all ono way.
publican publishes the report of a minority agalns the action of the
Tills Committee report that the call under which tho convention
wps n sembled did not authorise auy such act in; that no meetings
were neldin many counties appointing the delegates which t^sume
to represent them; that the
ary cud even rebellions,
T.io Richmond Dispatch of the 14th says, Foote IsstiU at Frcder*
icUshur;; aw^tiog the dh^osition of the Government.
I Bard to nspspspsp. ■■■■■
E ;-C:ov. Jacob!, of Kentucky, who went to
c ys the republican
predicts ii ce v •Itlo
oi some kind from tho robe!
Tins lVchmond Whig of the
the i ll 01 Fort Fisher, com _
was received this morning, causing a sensation of
TI e cap nre Is equivalent to closure of WUmli
Stieet rumors say Seddon has been removed
made Secretary of' War.
Co„r;reaywUlrd y pa«8#d nrcsoluUon diKhsiglng Footo from
A Ute Richmond Enquirer has an article
which it brings torward Gen. Lee's proposition to
i-.nd to lilxjrato them and the wives of those who are
It demads that every possible sacrifice of life and property
be made to s euro our national Independence. It copies* an artiolce
from the Wilmington Journal, which proposes to adopt any coutco
necessary for that object and would be willing to placo slavery la
a course to be extinguished In a hundred years.
Rkcifs roa Makcxo Blacjcko.—Take half bushel china berries,
on it threo gallons of water, boil down to one gallon ; and
i; take pint of vinegar and make a conssstent paste with
BP-block and add the whites of two eggs, and mix altoge
r>OI9 OI JLVCIIIiUvivjr* WIIU WCmIi Ml XVI
)liean, reports a strong peace feel
ind, aud even among otficers of
iion of hostilities within two m
th says tho
U tiie c
1-iid 'i s bis
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