The Confederate News. (Jefferson, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 6, Ed. 1 Friday, December 2, 1864 Page: 2 of 2
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J. A. CARFENTER, Editor,
FRIDAY DECEMBER 2,1804.
J3P Dk. Marshall has our thanks for a fine
|>ox of blacking. We have not tested it, but
presume the Dr. knows how to make an arti*
clo that will please the most fastidious. Call
and get a box at the Post Surgeon's office and
C'p'Tlie Shreveport News of the 28th says
the river is gradually rising at that point.
OP Captain Raphael Semmes, 'late of the
Alabama', arrived in Shreveport on Sunday
jg£r Mrs. Dever of this place was drowned
about 40 miles from Shreveport, while on.her
way to the Federal lines.
:%-S" Hon. PilYOll Lr..-v has issued a Pros-
pectus for publishing in the city of Austin, in
a short time, if sufficient encouragement can
be obtained to justify the' undertaking, a news-
paper that will assuredly prove a desidera-
tum. Mr. Lea is one of our most talented
men. We would be much pleased to see it
stat'ti'd at once. "Education and a free Press,
Jho fulcrum and lever that moves the world."
The Prospectus may be seen in the hands
of Ward I'aylor. Jr., Es i.
Our Papf.r.—Circumstances over which wo
bad no control u^i to this time have, prevent-
ed us from issuing our paper the size we in.
tended. We think, however, beyond all
doubt, that by the sixteenth inst., we will be
able to do so. The paper will then be doublo
its pivsen, size. Should our patronage justify
us, by the 1st of January uext we propose is-
suing the paper quadruple tho size we have,
indicated above. We go on the principle
that <t business worth doing, is worth doing
well. Hence, now is the time to subscribe for
In our next p..per we will give
our views of the fu'ire policy of the
country. We would here take o ca-
eion, however, to state that in a milita-
ry point of view, we are stronger than
at any period uvour history.
fessioiib of work and labu: done ; but n tfulei I In 18-lt!, oue-eighth of tile whole population
to complete the roads, warmly beset the Leg- ' of England were paupers.
islature to lend them the School fund, prom-
ising to refund the principal and a large in-
terest. Lean, hungry and cunning, they
longed to lay their hands on the fund, prop,
erly belonging to the orphan, and the poor of
the State.' They succeeded in doing, > '! e
perpetration of a mammoth fraud. v.uu thus
During the past four years, gold fed silver
When the officiating Clergyman
is absent from Shreveport, Gen. Ivirby
fcjihith acts as Lay-Reader. llow can
people be conqu®red in such a cause
aFd with such leaders as we have!
ceased to be a circulating medium. Confed-
erate money became a commodity in markets.
State Treasury warrants becanio a. nost as
worthless as the'paper 011 hic!i were
printed. They had a market y..1'
from six to ten cents on the e <Im
value depending on the money ul:..,i;;vr.-/f
speculators, and dealers at Austin and iloiy -
ton. The Treasury Warrants, at tl. j--i jt-e,
above indicated sCuii finding a re
TO-THE WORSHIPFUL MASTER
WARDEN AND BRETHREN OF
* JEFFERSON LODGE, NO. 38, F.
/ The committee appointed to draft
i/suitafcie resolutions expressive ol t!vo
/A.;iii^s ol the Lodge up< si the death
It is known to most of our readers, thai the
Convention, that assembled in Austin, in-July
,1845, looking to the education of the rising
generation, made provision for a permanent
School Fund. This was then thought a wise
and,prudent policy. To educ: > the wasses
was believed to be the best means of perpetu-
ating the great principles of civil anjl religions
liberty, it lias long been maintained as a ear-
di-ial principle in.free governuicut, that a vir-
tuous and intelligent people cannot be eusiav
«d. There must be intelligence to enable the
They past out of circulation, and i;.i./ ::.e
hands ot companies and agents. j
A cry loud and long is set up, and t/ilioecl
in every part of the State, that .the <; hit of
the State, must be preserved. A newtlaw
inacted. The taxes must be paid ia/j'r
Warrants or in gold aud silv. r. '! a/ ;.:>ld
silver can not be had.
And where are the Treasury V, i ; . <
Who has them? Are they in cAuuhenm
The Treasury Warrants must h<J n;,a,e, h.tej.
Tho warrants must be taken ;y>. 'I in e i .t
find their way Into tiie Treasury. ;'.cme body
introduces a bill authori;:ir,Z' me rail I id
borrowing the Sc1iuk.iI fuitd./n't i usury War-
rants. Reader, you Can now see what lias be-
come of the Si hool fund./ Every tiling at, .->!,
be bent to suit the great /fail road system. A
fund, regarded as sacred/has thus b.en entitl-
ed away. Tho interest/of that.fund did not
bt 'ong to this genertiow. It iva a ri-jJi legacy
b longing to future geuei'atio.: <t
Is this rightIt i gone. I'1- future law-
maker alone can be /Benefitted )>_, a ^aieial re-
view of the niistaktm policy of tie lOtii L g- |
islature. We Iiqwo the governor i iay not
dee: i it necessai /to have another extra ses.
siou of the menu/';tble 10th Legislature. We
Coufess wo havy ser.u enough, and ere another
year passes aupy, we opine the people will
have j'clt t noagh to convince them of the truth
of whatwi; jMiy. Put whatever may be L!i■ •
dislike to t.l/c* laws enacted, wo counsel oar
readers to /hey them, 'tcl loo!; to th fulur"
lbr re format ion.
/ - - - ---. • —
THE/OLD 1SSLU. -W<ftliall cominv • ! .
receive Old Issue a! i:s h gal discount in pay
niimt/lor .subscription until the loth hislanl.
After that time, we will be forced to vej , t it
Persons wishing to subscribe and p y in th>
currency would do well to avail i! io-e !v:s
of tho opportunity to do .so, in du ;!i. e.
qf our worthy Brother, F. M. tetson,
a member of our Ledge, Lug leave• to
submit the following resolutions :
\V horoas, the arch enemy of our nice
has again visited our social circle and
stricken down our worthy Brother i'.
M. Ste son, who departed this life tbc
Oth day*0i" October, 1804, aged C3
v i Ucuolved; That in tho death of our
y j Brother, the fraternity has lost a wor-
thy member, and the community a good
Re-; >lved: That in tiie death of our
Biuthjr we are taught the uncertainty
of 1,'le an ! tl;o certainty of death, which
.should teach us to nut air trust in
.God, to do good to ail, live honorably
aud die regretted. May if also touch
(if! to iou.- iroai nature up to natuic's
Resolved; That we tender to tho
widow and orp1 ar of < ur deceased
Brother, our si, .e condolence and
sympathy with them in their sad be-
reavement, in the loss of a kind and
affectionate husband and a devoted and
i Resolved; That tho secret,uy furnish
| the family with a copy of the.-. : resoiu
j tions, and tiiat a copy bo spread on
the minutes of this Lodge.
I'esolved; That the members of thi
Lodge wear the usual badge of mourn-
nig fur the space oi 30 days.
Ri'SolVed; That the above resolu-
M. A. Roach, )
U. \V. Ftewart, f
(J. \\ ■ C K'Wtll l, r
X. A. H'.ealy. )
'.;tvoa, Texas, Nov. 4th
Var* The State Gazette o.
Legislature adjourned ou
"The most important v.i.
only ijUeKiions niehva-
Legislature, were left nu men ! e .;,( (no ], o.
day ur two of tun s. on, ,. • 1 w«re tnen
rushed through both Houses w. ieou: that, d -
multitude to understand the principles upon | gree of cpnsidoratiou wh di th< tr iuc! u'tanee
which governments are founded. Every gen-
eration must have that amount of'education
which will enable it to read, understand, and
appreciate our constitutions. If all political
power i« inheient in the people, and govern-
ments are made by their authority, and in the
same manner changed, they, the people, to the
ond that they may have good laws, must not
only bo intelligent but virtuous. It floes not
necessarily follow, that a man is virtuous be-
cause he is intelligent. But a man's virtue,
in the more enlarged sense of the word, de.
pends on his intelligence, A man may un-
derstand constitutions, laws —may understand
political economy, philosophy, moral and na-
tural, and yet he may be a knave, a .dema-
gogue. A man must know what is right be-
fore lie can do it. But, because we find a
score of learned villains, it is no 'argument
that learning is the parent of corruption. On
the eontrary, it is among the ignorant, the be-
nighted inoui' land, that we iiud a superfluity
of nice and crirtie.
We presume mine will dispute tho truth of may w ■
'he foregoing propositions, but will admit their ,:1- " •
truth, as well a.s the trainers of tin1 organic
law The great object in providing a perma. I their s>
those who 1 eight \ a
To open schools '
for the education of tho poor, as as the great
ond to be accomplish, <!. To guard well th"
school fuml thus er atud and organiz i a com-
mou school system was left to the future le-
gislator. To the fund created by the consli-
tution. was added a fui.d amounting to mid-
,ioin. 'I his was done by legislative onact-
Jii' nt. This polity a'ono gave Texas more
fluracter abroad as being liberal and enlight-
ened, thau perhaps, any ot her previous lo"-
islative ;icts, and s#ut her more emigration
than any po,i -y previously purauod. j Miss J. JM.
In process of time innuiucrabe rail road i ed and wol
charters worn granted.
f'emed to demand. <).,r rmders navy al-
ready been informed of tiie passage of the
peddling, truck, l'enitentiary oli'iii i/il! it
has been c<<mmouly styled. This seemed to
be the kudl.tj measure of the session, -net the.
financial policy was made to await definite Ac-
tion on this. The issue of Treasury vs ura:
has been restricted to I lie jiayioetit t' lie- e;
list, and the appropriation of o e i,u
thotisaiid dollars due last S< ,> en . r u„
I counties for the support of 11.<■ noltiiei .'o,li-
lies. It ts e iimated that i.e re is n .v' o, ■
standing in this curreney, ,u: uti ■ I
three hundred thousand dollar;-..
tional issues will, probably, i . ri
mouths sweil that sum to .two l ;i i of
lars. Taking these fij.'i; • .. . otf
bound of the issues, (and ,> i t! ■
iatiou not far wrong,) a d<. • !
atod hj tho levy oi an u.: .. . . . ,•
come tax estimated in the a • ••
one million dollars. Then, it • :.. :
the value of the State prepcr.-y, \v ieii
been offered to be Sold will ie ie . ,,
maud three or four hundred ;!
Tl ! dilfi retlt railroad c iei
MAURI EI)—On (lie 24th Nov., at t! - resi-
! 'uce of Mr. 1'* lira, Wiiiiaiu B. bmit^ou to
.' is lly E. V\ lutoey.
iiiiifi—tii Oxford, Georgia, on the both of
July 1st)I, iioiuiKT Bi.oi/NT liuoon, son of
Berry aud Susan >S. Hodge, of Marion county.
T<-xas. Blount joined the Confederate army
Oct. 10, ISiil. He was then only seventeen
i ;. e;irs of age. but proved .a brave and efficient
h says the •" lav until he i< ceivrd the dreadful wound
Atlanta. Georgia, July (j, lsii which re-
ulteil in his J.-ath. Words are inadequate t-_.
i ex;ire-s the excrueluting tortures whieii i.e
i ini.-'t, have. endured 'du. ing th ■ three wetks
| iBat intervened from the time he was wound-
| ed i.io'il he, died, lie was shot, through the
lower jaw bone, the whole of which was af-
(erv, urds amputated. Bat alas! the surgeon's
skill eduld n^tsavo that precious life. But
thuiiK (iod, we have the blessed assurance that
we in ty meet liiio in that happier worl d where
sorrow is unknown. ,
Our brave, heroic, boy is dead,
And sleeps beneath a distant sod,
IBs sw#et, engidij spirit tied,
J'o dwell in,heavenly bliss with God. #
Oer houseaold band is broken now,
^1 , b;iglite- .purest link depart d,
Are! we iirotind rlie hea th-stone bow,
Sad, \v, M*y, lonely, brok< u-hearted.
nvnt school fund
could .iot educatt
was to educate
to pay the
llei.l Blind in
lo'uny, or <J i
:i . s i.ml do,
ikh ,1 under
s and lVaelio
■ ieii has
• the do—
o kindred soothed his dying throes,
That sacked task we were denied,
While .-itrau'i-eis coldly viewed his^oo.q
And care! -ss hands his wants supplied;
1 know he does Hot feel it IloW,
B".' ' ' o e :iioiii«uit with my boy,
Te „ t'le d" ith-.iiVeat i'i 'til hi bi'OW,
t ,e.' i have given years ot'joy.
Bs DMIXbSTRATOII'S NOTICE.—All
£ a poisons having claims against the
eitute i-f ,1. A Richardson, deceased,
t)j.J i will present the. same to the under-
. s'. 11 <1 within twe! i'o mouths, <li.l> au-
Lhca ti' 1 ;.ce,•ruin •: io the su utc I
(Concluded from lirst page.)
" 21 " H. A Donelsou, "
"21 " E. G Benners, "
Aug 5 " Win Oruiu tax on sales,
Oct. 29 " M. IIagger grave y rd lot,
" 2D " W. l^i'orrans, a "
" 2!) " George Burtran, " "
" 29 " received ol'the Marshal taxes
last quarter, .
Aug 12 Cash in old scrip destroyed today
by the Hoard, $33 00
paid A. M W alker for advert'g 24 2-1
!' Win. Perry ollice fees, acct. 211 00
" \Y. P Henderson " 302 00
4f F. A Schluter"liouse rent, 100 00
'* paying out
8130,24 5 pvcent, 30 51
" Ilecording Minutes, • 0 00
" fur eoilectiag and receiv'g
.Sj,1T8 01 a 10 per ct 217 80
Ain't "on hand this day, 1,18b 00
Oct 31 Old scrip destroyed by hoard today, 314 00
'' 31 Cash balance on hand, 874- 00
Oct 31 Cash on hand this day,
Amount appropriated to publish pro-
ceedings board Mt^yor and Aider men
the past 4 quarters, 74 00
31 Caslicu hunu this day, S0O 00
Oct 31 Cash on hand this day,'
Oet 31 Cashonliand,
vuiui£ :, r
to the be
tililllc the ;
loo much 1
rt the I
te a b :,
• di J ribatUiu i
ot the fii
any >hat,e. a ■
, i : r l';j o.ir.i j,
v.vn.ia three years
ijC-- ■ ';17, AdhiV.
>v. l.">. ' t G Gt
■ 'u I'.v'viveil Irmn
i l. o I'iiss;ss ppi
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A dispatch from Camden, , res the following
details of Price's lute movements as authentic :
Gen. Price entered Missouri from Ripley county;
inarched north wet't will three, columns; reunited at
l'YederieUfclowii, u ■ then moved and carried Iron-
town ami iiiot Knob, making a reconnoisance as
far us .St. Louis county, desltoying the Iron Moun-
tain raili'oa < and suuth-west branch of the Pacific
railroad at Jb'ruuklin. From that the railroad was
destroyed at various points westward, and crossings
of xN'oran and Jlerrimuc rivers were forced, until the
enemy driven into their works at Jelfersen City.
From positive inforn ution received oi the forces
there, Gen. l'r ice withuiexV his troops, and moved
on Bponville, where a small force surrendered;
thence moved west towards Lexington. Meantime
i.iowing a force ( n Glasgow and Sedalia, capturing
ooth places. At L< xington he inet Gen. Bluut's
i'orev • of Missouri, Kansas, and Colorado troops, aud
drove thenf back toward.*, Independence. They con«
tesU;d the crcssingsoi !:'«iue river. Me then learned
that a heavy force under A J. Smith, MoNeal, Saun-
ders and otlieis were est-uiishing their lines about
thirty miles ben li, and parallel to lus line, while
(Jen. RotH'crun.5 u,n, a In ,ivy column of infantry, in.
all about thirty ihou^ami strong, were following ou
as last a-> the impaired condition ol the roads would
admit, and obliged, ulV i forcing the eneuiy into
Westport, to hill back s .nth ward. The enemy were
ttius enabled to mass U-eir forces on his column, and
when, south ol Osage, ty the lapiiHty of their marches
they were enabled to ci me suddemy upon his rear
and strike a severe blow, capturing several pieces
of artillery, aud betwe en three and four hundred
prisoners, including Gens. Marmadukc and Cabell,
and Cols. Slemmens and Crundell The enemy fol-
lowed as'T.i! j Ncwtonia, where tlit'y were signally
repulsed aud driven back, alter which time they did
On tno .ird inst., Gen. Price with his command
was at Boonsburo, VV asiiington county, Arkansas.
Now he is somewhere else, lie came out of Mis-
souri to preserve his lar^o force <A unaiiuod tneu
and undisciplined troops.
.Richmond, NHv. f.— The House is discussing tho
rcKolutiou regardin... the c.iaplo'yinont of negroes in
the army, Chamberiiss speaking in opposition to it.
'the bill to abolish promotion by seniority, and
make merit tho basis, was referred to tho Military
Petersburg, Nov. 13.—All quiet along tho lines.
Nothing if.iui For; ,!.
The Wisea.sset v ... . vaicd out of Port Bahama
by two J^rarillian ..'a:' sUiua.iu but they could not
■ Gold sol 1 in N'cv/ York, on the 9th, at 2 CO, but
closed at 2 57.
No mi til. news of importance. All seems quiet.
A largo i ui.aiioi Ibr.j . .. army is still in the vicini-
ty ol vicreuee, wv.ero it has a puntoon bridge across
.dr. !• ;>:)te ojip:,.-''; 1 the President's recoinmenda.
tiou for detailing edilora and employees of newspa-
]iers Ho de. m:,. ' I the press, and said it should
Mrs. General Lindt -,
davenport, t . ae
The Corporators dud to resume her prulesf i im
pool—itthinjr lingers—made loncl pro-
8 in u..w. at
•A n <ut and tu :y li
, •— nfjood snpply
lor oil i.'t^ue. At
'.'all ?oon Intore
10 in old iS'
liOoK KOll ]
• book of!
on h ind for
hey are all
not 1 e inteleia t with. 'Ihe army would bo streng-
tliemal by not crij.piiug the press.
Ra.'kad.^je opposed him,
1' ijote respouei'i. The matter was referred to tho
Rebel Co rib ul allowed lo act at Matamoras.
liood is marching on Chattanooga.
'Jhe ileraid ot tho loth is just received. Lincoln
is certainly elected. be veto is-close in New Y^ork
and 1 s; 1 vai.ia, jic lelhiu certainly carries
New Jersey, Peht .vnre an.! Kentucky.
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