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THJh TRIWEEKLY TisClGRAPR
VOL. XXIX—-NO. 76
HOUSTON, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1SG3.
VTEOliB NO. 373!
I rom the Washington correapondsnce of the N. Y. Herald..
Macular Report* In B«(ud to oar Helatlona wlifc
The reeelpt of advices from abroad by tho Arabia, ha* set
the oocupant of the White House and: the head of the State
Dej artment la a flutter. Most lingular rumor* are prevailing
here with reference to a complication of the United States
with the Imbroglio now prevailing in Europe, todohlng the
at'ilra of Rum'i and Poland. Conferences have been held
between Mr. Seward and the Presfdent concerning the mat
ter, and in the inne- circles of the Republican leaders there
In a very unusual ferment.
It would appear, from all that can be learned by outsiders,
that Minister Plenipotentiary Extraordinary, Cassius M.
Clay, has been making for himself a very extensive chapter
In the history of European politics, and that, with his usual
IndUoretion, he hut managed to embroil the United States in
the troubles between Ru««ia and the Western Powers. Tho
Heoret of the remarkable change of base of Pdnoe Gorts-
ehakoff, from a tone of peace to one of war, was brougnt'about
it Is understood, by no less a person than our ecoentrlo and
hot-headed Ministor In Russia. Itjwill be remembered that
in all the early diplomatic papers touching the troubles of
Poland and Rossi*, the tone of the Russian Government was
eminently peaceful and conciliatory.
In answer to the several representations from Austria,
France and England, respecting the inviolability of the
treaties of 1815, th« Foreign Minister oj Russia condescended
to explain matters to the Western Powers,and to defeBd the
oonduct of his Governmontby argument. The joint note of
the three greut Powers produced a very different effect, and
the recent reply of Prince Gortschakoff shows that Russia
contemplates the possibility of a war with equanimity. The
puzale was, what creatcd this change of feeling; and it now
appears, if the reports that reach Washington may be relied
upon, that it was no less a uerson than Minister Olay, who
has entere 1 lnt> a treaty—so the rumors Igo to say—with Rus-
sia, offensive and defensive, assuring her that, in the event
of the West, rn Powers declaring war against her, the United
States wouid d olare war against England and France.. The
Rnaciar* wen aware from their own Ministers In this coun-
try, and from the tone of our public press, that the utmost
lrrltatllon existed In the United States against France, on
aocouutof the desire of Napoleon to recognize the South,
and because of the conquest of Mexico ; and against Eng*
la> d, on acoount of t >e sympathy that natiod has felt for the
Insurgents, and the aid and comfort it bad given them in the
w.<.r, in arms, and especiallj In ships to prey upon American
With these facts patont to the Russian Government, it was
compelled to oredit the positive announcement of Minister
Olay, that the American people only wanted an opportunity
to declare war against England and France, especially if
there was a fair prospect that the rebellion would be quelled.
Honce the course of Gortschakoff and the ^Russian Govern-
ment. On land Russia has very little to fear from tho West-
ern Powers, partly on account of the inaccessibility of lt
iiiora important cities and seats of power, but mainly be
ctuti its armies, since tho result of the Crimean campaign,
have been remodoled and regenerated, and are expected now
to be able to vie la discipline and valor with even the best
troops of Franco. By an alliance with the United Sfatos,
Russia hopes to be able to humiliate England on the high
teas, as well as to seriously damage the growing maritime
powor of France: In short, tho Russians, upon the strength
of the representations cf Minister Clay, hope to be able to
create afire in tba rear of England and France, which they
little dream or. ilenoo the boidness of tone and tho gage of
biutlo which baa been thrown dowr by Prince Gortschakoff in
tfc i recent roplv to the noto of the Groat Powers.
rh«re is another reason which h ;,a decided Russia in the
course she has taksa. The winter season is reproaching,
sod before war e uld be declared and fleets prepared, the
Gallic would be inaccessible to the English on account of the
cold and ice As forth** Uluck sea, there is no commerce
tncre which coulo be broken up to injurs Russia, which
would not injure England still more—to wit; 1'he great
wheat crons of E >ui hern Russia, which are now tho main
try they would refrain from ottering ono word that would en-
venom or prolong this fratricidal contest. But the spirit of the
Archfiendia theirs, l'hey would rather rule over* divided
North, than serve in a free and united Republto. T« secure
Ulls thejr are determined to keep the South out of the Union,
unless «s a conquered province. Else why dta the President
hesitate about Louisiana, and why were not terms of peace
offered to the South when Provideuos vouchsafed us a obanc
to <10 so honorably *«
What a chance the present Administration has to forestall
its Democratic successors and earn undyidg fame. But to
do so, it must give up all for whloh the war is waged ,* it must
give the South additional guarantees for her institutions, for
If the guarantees of the Constitution were not sufficient in
the past, how eould she trust to them In the future ? Who is
sanguine enough to believe that the Administration will do
thia t And who la mad enough fo think the South will never
accept less? What then, is before ua but another year or
war, with its varying fortunes and certain loss of life, and at
the end of that time oven the Abolitionists will awaken to
the oonviotlon that the Snuth is as tor from being orushed out
asitwaswheu Donelson was taken or Fredericksburg was
Because, inflated with the soarcely expocted success of the
army of the Potomac, the Government hoped to be able to
dictate term*, and force the South to give up slavely as a con
ditlon of re-admittanoe; and this over confidence in its for
tunes will continue until it meets a repulse that will wrest
from it the peace making power, and leave the eountry no
hope of adjustment until n democratic administration comes
into office- " Then, when the war shall have o eased, and in-
vading armies been withdrawn, as they will be If we have a
patriot at the helm of the ship of Btato—then and not till
then," says Vallandigham, "will the Southern people con-
sider and discuss the queation of reunion."
Nichols, of Louisiana, has been appointed
that post, Vies Colonel Maurice S. Lungaome
There is asboe peg manufactory In G tu**vllte, Alabama
where the pageant ou;by tteam with ast nl hlug rapidity.
The army supplies la our city, says the Charleston Courier
has been reduced to so small a quantity as to reader it ex
cecdlngiy probaMn that it will be neoesmrv to resort to lm
prosements in order to prooure provisions lor our soldiers.
During the recent attack upon Fort Wagu.^r, the Nabaot
had two shots to penetrate her deeks, while the stern of the
vessel wasopoued three incbes by a shot from Port Wagner
stay for the suppl r of breadstuff's for France and England.
One of the roaa as, it is said, why Olay has urged upon the
Russian Governs unt to t&ko the course It bus done, is tiiata
war between Hu sir. and the Western Powers will be popu-
lar in Americi , t out the experience oi 1854 and 1855, whsn
the stoppage of t ie Russian graiu trade caused an immense
exportation of g iin from the United states, and enrlehed
our farmers beyoad mrasuto. Russia, then, had evary rea-
son to believe thf.Clay was authorized in the treaty, or ra-
ther unders'andli g, which he was anxious to secure between
himself, on the p> rt of the United States And Gortschakoff,
on thq,part of the Russian Government.
Of course tbe n«v. s has tot Washington agog, at least such cir-
cles us are en rapport with the Stat a Department and White
House. There are rhono who bellove that Mr. Seward has had
Ucecr la tho pie. 'fe la r ot ti e man to foruet an eDeruy. It will
>>e "-wierabered ttiiit. Mr. Seward strongly urged tho appointment
of Olay to Russia, in > h«- very teeth ot tiie tact that Clay had the
Impudence and Indiscretion to publish a letter in a New York pa-
per strongly cennurlrg Mr. Sewaru for his diplomatic correspond-
ence, and cou)P> dnluu that Mr. Seward bad given too much of
his own corredp o uenceuud too little of ids (Clay's) to the public.
In tho face oi th'i Mr. Seward urged his appointment upon tho
Senate. It If to, ieved by sou.e hero that the position that Olay
had tawen, whl e not exactly ecommended or approved by the
State Departmen t has been wlntred ..t by Mr. tteward, partly with
the hope of pay irg off Clay for his contemptuous letter, aud the
excitement his objsellonal eour«e will create, and partly to seri-
ously embroil France and England with Russia, so as to prevent
England from thr tn Iked of interference In our affairs. If this is
true it will show uost dexterous management, on tho part of our
Secretary of at it . Ifjie shall have succeeded in ere itlog war be-
tween Bussia Prance and K igland by such an Instrument as
Casslns M. Cta>, lr will bo a stroke of statecraft, and Jinesse worthy
ot a Machlavelli, > - * „
Of course tht ft ture of oar govornment Is very clear. There
w^Hbono warwl.h England aud France at present, unless the
reueiilcn should Immediately toilapse, and the temptation b«
af >rded for our President lo p y off old scores with those na-
tif is. The protw billty Ik, if the war is finished by Christmas,
int thy the coming Spring our people will be tempted to try the
/luue of the new Iron cl.tds, and which should not be built with-
out a practical test of their capacities. The Puritan, Dictator and
D itiderbBrg, and other Urge vessels of onr iron clad fleet ought
to hfyve a chanc« with the Warrior and Gtolre, and unless tbe
people here are very-much mistaken lu the sentiments of the
country at large, the temptation for a war with England or
France, or both combined, will be too Btrong to be redsted before
manyeara are over. In the event of a war between linssla and
the Vestern powers, and In case onr Government should not feel
stron.r enough to contest the supremacy of the seas with tho-e
grtat 'aval nations, the course of President Lincoln Is clear. It
would be to recall Clay aud disavow the proceeding which he
Mid to have assented to. ..
Ed. Telegraph—1 notice that my "little 3quib," aa it is
called, haa oertainly hit onaperson. I only wish that the
eraon I intended it for had been aa ready to apply Itaa was
R. G. Rawley, or, aa you call him, Rev. R. G. Rawley. In
all probability you are right in regarding hia.artiole la the
News as unworthy a reply. I should do ao top, but that
am after game of more worth. I must,however,give him a
word or two of advice. When next he thinks a newspaper
article la alme.l at'bim, I advise him to consider before re-
plying, whether in attracting publio attention to himself he
la not publishing his folly upon the housetops. I would sug-
gest to him also that the man who tigue se v or attributes
wrong and unrighteous conditions to another, puts himself
In the category of false witnesses, which are an abomination
to tho Lurd. In fact he who states, whether directly or by
implication, what he doea not know to be true, but what Is
really false, Is really guilty of falsehood. Rev. Mr. Rawley
may apply the Scripture.
But what I wish to do. Is to say a word which I humbly
pray to God may reach ot&er men, who are capable of doing
far more good thau is Mr. R., if I may judge by his article.
Crushing Out" the South.
From the Metropolitan (N. T.) Record, July 35.
There la nothing ao dangerous to an individual or a nation
aaoTereonfldenoe; nothing ao sure to bring ita own pun-
ishment with it. From the very commencement of thla war
w« baye been over confident—we would carry everything
before ua, crush out the rebelMon in no tiiae, and forco the
South back at the point of the bayonet. Xerxes was net
more arrogant In his folly than "our rulers;*' Cesar was not
more certain of his power to coerce Destiny than Mr. Ifinooln
■and hisoabinet. That first phase, however, passed away;
and aa the South gained yictory after victory, the Admlnia
tration toned down and boasts beoami less frequent. Bat
bow, when reveries come upon the Southern arms, when
their strongholds are eaptured, and their plana of invasion
frustrated, the Washington Boabdlls come out in full feath-
er. MThe rebellion Is but a shell," says one; "the Confed-
eracy ia caving In," says another; ('the rebels are on their
last leg," Bays a third: "we'll kill them all by computa-
tion," says a fourth. And so tbe windy chorua rolla on, and
and the ereduloua among ua believe that the beginning of
the end is at hand; that the day of peace and reunion is fast
approaching. Wudo not ahare theae oonvlctlonj; we are
not ao aangaine. We do not expect to see the dawn of that
propitious day for twenty montha to come.
We believe that the Ad ml ulst ration cJUld shorten our country's
night if It would; but we just as firmly believe It n?verwlli. If
it repealed its ubi>oxlou measures, gave up the emancipate n
and confiwatto'i schemes, shaped Its policy In accordance with
the Constitution, and showed itself willing to grant the South
ev«M necessary guarantee that Its right* would not again be vio-
lated, then Indeed that blessed day might dawn to-morrow; but
*-b*t sane man Aleves that It ever will? No, buoyed up br re
cent ant-cesses, It will rush madly on, and tbo day of grace that
has been grantsd to It will pass nnlmproved. It might make
co .cessions now gracefully; It might make proposals for peace
and reconstruction without uanger of Its belne misunderstood, or
attributed to exhaustion. It might, if it would, give no It*
crotchet and save the country. But, as we said before; It wll
net. In the Insolence of prosperity It will do and say tl Inge thai
w U drive the South to desperate exertion*; and what oann< t
brave men driven to desperation accomplish? Besides, It la t' <
▼ery height of follv to believe tbe South used up because vlc'< <
burff and Port Hndson are gone. She was in greater stratis >>.
fttre, and never thoughtof an Ignominious peace, and they fcnow
but little of tbe character of the Southern people who tliluk they
will be dragooned into the Union now.
incth _ _
ai d teeured,or tboy will never comeback; and let ua add, If
They wilt oomo back as emtala, and every corstltutional
guarictee strengthened, and every local right recognised
they coma not back so, we hope they will never oome back.—
Lot aa have no anion ranch as that of "the shark with Its
pre^'on thla aid* the Atlantic.
the party ia powor ever knew what It was to thrill with
one generous impulse, they could not resist a feeling of ad.
aalratlon for a noble, gallant people, etrugg'ing against fear-
ful oids—tight m'llloos against twenty- struggling, and ttut
aareet'tally, aga«nrta nation boundless In oxtentand tlllm
' t bay for more than two
armlas ever seen in the
capable of appreciating such
a people, auoh ph asesae"oruihlng oat" tho Bou h would not
IM to glibly off tMlr tonguta. Aud If they love4 their eoun
1 table la reteurcea, and keeping at bay
years the large it and beet appointed armle
T oetern World. If thay were capable of
Those men who have taken upon themeelvea clerical vowa,
who have professed to become shepherds ofthe Lord'a sheep
who have engaged to devote their lives to the exclusive
service of their master, are now aeen day after day utteily
neglectful of their duty and as much absorbed in money get-,
ting us any money grub in the land.
JesttH Cinlst has totd th ni to feed his lambs. They have do
iserU-a the flock which tiie wolf is now ravaging, while t hey are
woralitpp'ng M mmon wit.) all the heart they have; indeed with
ntort; hdiirtthan (I gile-'e to fuy) nlr,o niinthters out often ever
ext tbifctu the worship of<Jod—except In Sunday or revival serv-
ice' They say ti.ey are obliged to do ibis 11 support their families
—miserable hypocrite ! Wnau se.vs Jesus Christ? "But I say
unto you, ta to uo t hought for your life, what ye shad eat, nor .vet
for your body, wast, ye bbtill put on. * * * BeViola the fowls
of t!ie air * * Your heavenly father fredeth thern. .ire ye
not much Cetter tlmu they'/ * * Wherefore, If God so clotae
tho grass of tiie field, which to-day Is, and to-morrov.'1* cart 1at<r
tbe oven, shall he not mfoh more clothe you, .0 yo ot rule
ffcith? * * Take therefore no thouslit tor too morrow, nr the
morrow shall take thought fur the tiil'ir-i oMts?li.'' Ctil-V.ia*
on«tigeci to provide fov them. "I hav lever aceii tu .! .>< js
r'criakea or "ais seed begging brer4-" He always ha provided f •
those who servo 1dm with a puro heart. But" he nowhere i rr j-
lses provision to thi so who attempt to s,trve both ulia aud Xau:-
T!'m field! s to-day all white for the harvest, from every pu t oi
the i„nd comes up it cry for religious Instruction. Tho army Is
lamentably destitute ot it. Men re wonderfully impressed with
a solemn sense of the nearness of God to them in these times of
affliction and danger. The laborers are tew, some of ithem ever
have f rgotten the field and have gone off in chase ofthe butter-
flv of wealth. Alas, alas, that any who have once tasted the hap-
piness of doing the will of God, should tnrn buck to the weak and
beggarly el n:suts oi the world! Alas that the dog Should re-
turn to his vomita-id the sow to ber wallowing in the mire! But
I am not addressing dogs and swine. Leave tbetu to their tlltU.—
Let the unitghteous be unrighteous still! Men of God, If any of
y >u tiiefe be who have deserted your post of duty lu your mast-
er's service, I call ot' yon to come back 1 Youha^ e diserted a bet-
ter cause, aud fur cjom ignouilnourcfy than ha . the army doawrter.
If his late ts to bo shot,what ought, what must yours be ?
I am told by so. no pre.tcuors that their voice or their health has
failed In the ministry, aud they must turn to something ol-e.—
Lot me re;)ly to them that tliey cannot turn to sjr'etbh.g else,
'i'hey have entered upou a service froru which there is uo dis-
charge. If- they cannot preach they can jonverse, or ;hey can
write, or i.hey can distribute books and tructs, or the; can do a
thousand things for the advancement of their master's cau^e. and
Goo has promised to provide tor them if thoy do It too. "If any
raun lnck faith let him ask of God." Now I shall be answered
that this is all very fine theory, but impracticable. To this I reply
then Is religion Impracticable and the Bible a He. Tjite your
choice, brethren, In the dilemma, but remember Go 1 penetrates
further Into your hearts thau I do.
Wnat In these troublous times has produced such manifold
evil to the country as sacculation? It has noariy rulued the
currency. It has brought untold suffering on tho army and peo-
ple. It has more than once Jeoparded the cause we nro fighting
for. It has lost us Vlcksburg antl the command of the Missis-
sippi; It hus created mutiny In the camps, disaffection at home,
deuied tbod to soldiers' families, wrongbt evil and only ev|^to our
bleeding country. Devils laugh at the plctnrelt hus produced.
Pattlots have engaged in It and lost their Patriotism. Chrlstlins
have gone into it aud lost their religion. Ministers of the gospel
have wallowed in the filth and lost their sonls. Awake, ye sleep-
ers! Come forth from th<\ m'.dstof destruction whl'e haply It
may not be too late. ' ^ . .
Mr. Editor, I am aware yours Is not a religious.'Journal and tlinl
my let:er may b deemed Intrusive. [Not by any means, Mr.
Querist. Wo endorse every word of It.—Ed. Telegraph.] But we,
have no religious Journals ne w, and I am fulnto press your col
umns luto service as a rellulous necessity. If military Impress-
ments are Justified ty military necessity, certainly mine are
much 'tore so. I may continue a consideration of this subject
at tome future day. 1 trust what I heve said will rea«h the In
tended quarter. QUKHHT.
[We publish the above article without further comment, than
to a9k for It the earnest attention of mlnlstors of the go^pul even
rywheie. We bolleve Querist Is In the right. Hl< arguments
certainly carrv conviction to the candid mind.—JSJ. Tel.J
£roin the Newt.
Shkbtipokt, Sept. fl^h, 18G3.
A very heavy bombardment of Sumter occurred on* the
21st,commencing at 10 o'clock. A. M., Saniter and Gregg
returning tbe Are. Two ahota struck the turret of oo* of the
monitors. The Ironsides kept up a furious Ore on Gregg the
earn* afternoon—all our batterlea on Morrla and Jamea Ia
landa opening upon the onemy'a batterlea at the same time,,
making a grand fua.lade, which waa kept up for more than
The Sooth wall of Sumter haa been completely battered
down, and la nor u mere heao of rubbish, and the eastern
face is badly batttired. Tha Fort waa atruek thousands of
timet by slugs of iron two feet long and from eight to ten
inohea thick. The flag waa struck down repeatedly by the
enemy's shot, but wu again hoisted.
Gen. Glliuoro maile a demand for the surrender of Sumter and
the Morris Island batteries, aud threat*nod to Are ou tbe city it
his demand was not compiled with in four bouts. Gen. Beaure-
gard, in replj, obstges inhumanity and a violation of tbe laws of
war, aud stated it the threat was executed be would letahate lo
the most strings jt manner.
The guns of Sumter have been removed to earth batteries near
by, aud the Fort Is held by our sharpshooter;, and will be held to
the last extremity. N:< Pilous apprehensions are entertained
for the safety of Charleston, as Sumter was not at all considered
necessary to Its defence. We have other batteries much more
formidable, but not half so Imposing to tbe eye of the casual oh
Robt. Jemlsoiii'Jr.. Is electod to the Confederate Senate lo till
out the unexpheu term ofthe lion. W. L. Yancey. Yours, M. «
Colorado County, Texas, Sept. 6th, 1863.
Mb. Cusiii.no—In more ancient days home was universally con
ceded to be worn tu'a sphere. The monotonous Iruin of house-
hold duties and t> nsetjold topics, tho business aud con vernation
of her life. Anj 'ittnln this narrow space she was viewed as oo«
cupylog tue poki'ipn best suited to ber capacity. But now how
changed! She ei joys all the educational advantages that her
brothers do, and is permitted to express her thoughts both lo
blamed for interfering with sobjfcta that more pioperly oi long
We know thia ilbert;
trough the public pie is with perfect freedom
Is sometimes abused, and she is frequently
to the lords o' croatlon; but that is an evil, Hke uknv other#,
growlngVut of o. Rood institution. We have now finished our
prelude, and will, With your consent, "make hsrsh the soft nature
of woman," by reU;.iug an Incident In condemnation of those who
are using every endeavor to rulu our beloved country. During
the recent invasion of one of our sister States a regiment of Texas
braves was oruert J from our coast, to assist In driving back ou.
heartless foe. Cbs-erft'liy, yes gladly did thoy go. for they wore
eager to meet lu battle tue hated Invader. But In this patriotic
desire the majority of thom wire disappointed, the enemy hav*
ing disappeared lififo-e them.
After traversing hundreds ef miles in the beat of aummer,
amid the miasma cf u siokly region, they, in obedience to
orders returned, footsore and weary, with^the Joaa of aeveral
noble comrade^ to aid in protecting our own loved State.—
When they arri/ed in Uonston they presented th* vary per-
sonificatloucf "loriorn hops." But no kindly voice greeted
thoir ear; ao cheering demonstrations were visible; but
hurtful'insinuations could be heard concer ting thoir expe-
dition. Speouiaiors were tbera rife, and looked wistfully at
the poor, ragged, dirty soldi jrs, aa if to learn tbeir meagre
wages, and wonder if they did not want to buy "something to
wear-" Wo know of one of those money mnnsters whose
greed for gair. wi h gratified to the ammntof that being
theuum required of a young soldier in the ranliuont, who,e
only income was t\o miserable* pittance of 911 per month,
for a couiraitt >>!ue,$hiit. Just think; A youth under the
cO'Jsoript as;-', rolunl^ra ibroii! h tho purest fe l'np(B of .pa-
triotism tu-u 1 ivo for h.s native boulb. He iiatt.o Iv.d or ne-
gro property t-> doloid, but is ..a true dof6n<ior of Southern
rights; and i.is I e vrio tho speculator would oxfc-rton.—
Very near '11 Iho.wtges of itvo tuouths of painful endurance
as a aoKllev, is required for a garmenl that used to cost.1,50.
Oh ! ib.v oounir., lo.v i ShutUter for your fate. Muat *ilo t,pe-
culation coi tinu9 lo be tolerated in our midst 1 Can no one
devise a way t > stop <vhat will most assuredly ruin our eanse ?
Ie thePttplt t| Arknnau, l.uulnlniti -r.il
Yoar homes are now iu erll. Vlgorou eJTort
on your part oan alone sara portions of your
Statot from invasion. Yon ahoald contest the ;•« -
ranoo of the enemy at every thleltet, gully and
stream ; harass hia rear and cut off hit tuppijet.
That you will prove importaut auxiliaries in my
attempts to reach him In front, and drive him
routed from our soil. Determination and energy
only, oan prevoui his destruction of your hornet.
By a vigorous and united effort you preaerve your
property, you teeure independence for yoareolvea
and children—all that render* Hie desirable. Time
ia now our boat friend. Kuduro a while longer i
victory und peace mutt erowa our efforts.
1 he anuexed Regulation! governing the forma-
tion of eorpt for local defence are published for
your Information; and I oall upon you to organise
promptly under its provisions.
K. K1RBY SMITH, Lt. Gen. Com.
hb&dqnartans Dipt. TuaHe-Miaiitsirpi.i
Shreveport, La., Sept.5th, 1863. 1
General Ordera, No. 42.
I. Companies, Battalions and Raglmentt, com-
posed of persona not within tbe oonterlpt aget
(18 and 45) will be aoeepted throughout the De-
partment aa volunteera for looat dofonoe and
sneclal service, under the acta of Auguat Slat,
1861, and October 13th, 1S02.
II. Tho organization of oorpa for local defence
muat oouform to that prescribed for couipanlea.
battallona and regiments, of the Proviaional
Army. Batuliona muat conalat of not leaa than
five oompauiet, Reglmenta of ten oompanloa. The
minimum number or rank and file allowed for each
oompany reoelved, will be fifty for inlantry, and
forty for cavalry. Artillery la not dealrable.
III. The Muster Roll of all such organisations
must specify that tho said organization* are raiaed
S1,l and Ootober
13th, JSfitf, atwt aubjeci to theae ragulatlona. They
mutt contain a description of the volunteer, aa to
ag«, residence and dato of enllatment, and the
term of enliatmant for the war. A Muator Roll,
or a liat of the namea of offlcora and prlvatea or
each and every eompauy mutt be immediately
transmitted to tho Goveruor of tbe State, to the
Commanding General of the DlBtriot, and through
htm to the Commanding General of the Depart-
IV. No peraon ahall become a member of a
oompany until he ahall have first taken and aub
scribed to an oath of allegiance to the Confederate
fltates of America, a copy of whloh ahall bellied
with tho Muater Roll of the company aa above
V. Such organizations will not be considered
<«, t'«o : 'f i
I t.i i y
tl' "tl< 'eljvt- ol .N v
d«v, j; i i.*y t Mut
bidder, onttl the in o * ««.• ai}., i,u> . ,
sixty Nejrroci « ma'at n - it \\ < uti , i uys
atid Girls, v|i Xo. i a .|u haniittHii Cu.t-m ,, ,.imrs-
For Information < pply to Metsrii Smi ii «S' >.iteoell
or the owner. fjjUi«:>,* ] H UJilGKR.
UtanqawBHs lUr'f MlS -V
Shreveuort. La., Aug. if.. IriWt. j
A large number of strong borecs b^tng requireu for
artillery puriMises lo this Department, clttcus aro
Invited to offer all such to the Governuent ou the
Dopot and other Quarterinastori charged with the
purchase of ltori.es are Instructed to transfer horses
unfit for active Service to citizens In part parmeut
for good artillery horses—the dtiTeio'tcc iu vulue, aa
ascertained by two disinterested perinns, (^elected
one by (lie officer and the other by the cltucu,) to be
paid to the cltlsen. By oommand of
Lt.Gen. JS. KIRBY SMITH,
F. Dccatst, Capt. and Intpr. field Transpr.
Approved by order of _ \
m Lieut. Gen. K KIRBY SMITH.
8.8. Akdissist,*ts't. AdJ'i. Gen'U
sept, ll—tw it
•gi _ . _
in actual strvioe for the purpote of receiving pay
or subsistence, except when oalled for by the Com-
mander of tbe Department, who may at any (line
dltbaud tuch companies.
VI. These organisations will not bo oalled Into
¥he Victoria Advocate ridiculea a communication that ap-
peared in tl'is paper over tho tlgnalure ofR.V.O. We c:«n
tolltha AdvotMite editor that when he has shown as much dp-
votlon to tlio cause as has R. V. C., he will be entitled to
ridicrle hia last i'l.ch—if he feels like it. R. V. C., like most
of oar oorre.'pondentff writing in n similar strain, !s a soldier.
Col. Dashie: , AOjt C'J-t. P.UUi Troop-,♦'ri'es to Co). Rm'son,
of tht)2<ith brigade, that all militia ofticers, Sfeve tae Ueid ana
stafi', are subject to drafi.
Ofi'rcK. Hoard or Commissionsri, ^
For Th& btata or 1'kxas. >
Tylek, Sept. 4th 1803.>
Iu accordance with an Act of Congress, to '* regulate Im.
pressmenis," the following solifduie of prices is agreed upon,
and published by tho Board oT Commissioners for the Stute of
Texas, for the ihformutlon of all concerned, to continue in
fore; until altered:
Richmond, Aug. 33.—Information was received this morning o1
the capture of tbe Yankee gunboats Sattelllte and Reliance off
the mouth ofthe Rappahanncck on Saturday night, by a small
partv of nsatlnes, under command of Ool. F. Wood, of the Presi-
dent's stsft. 'the gunboats were lying near each other, and were
captured nfter a slight resistance by the Confederates, who ap-
proached In oar boata. Several of the crew were killed and sev-
erol wounded, among them Lieut. Hope, of the navy. Various
trophies were secured from the captured vessels and about sixty
prisoners, now on their way to Richmond, Including Oapt. Rob-
inson, of the Sattelllte. ,
Richmond, Aug. 25.—a dlspstoh from Gordonsvllle, dated to-
ilay, states that advices from Cnlperper say a skirmish took place
oetween some Yankee raiders aqd Confederates near Bristol, on
Sundav, the enemy being driven off, capturing a few prisoners —
All quiet otherwise.
►dvices from Staunton to-day state teat Col. Jackson haa
been akirmiahtng with tbe enemy alnce Sunday, and haa been
gradually falling back, having now made a stand at Hot
Sprlnga. Tbe enemy's foroe consists of between 4000 and
5000 at Warm Spring*,
Later adviees state that the Yankees are falling back, which
is very probable, as Imboden Is on their tra-k. Their ob:
)ect seems to be the destruction of the Oentrai railroad.
Morton, August 91.—A gentleman from (Hatches, arrived
here last night. He saw no Yankees on the whole route,af-
ter he passed their outpost pickets near that city. The enemy
have a garrison ofthree thousand men there, and he reports
their conduct towards the oltlzens as much better than that
whloh usually characterize thetr intercouraewith tee people
of the Confederate Ststea. He aays there hat been no overt
aet of wanton cruelty, no aerloua miademeanor, and no atart-
ling crime, as yet, committed by the Federate.
Jacxion, Aug. 24.—Some of Jaokton'a cavalry acouts yes-
terday brought here aeveral negroeB eaptured north pf Big
The Yankee prisoners who escaped from the guard between
j.to son and Brandon, and madethelr way baokto Clg Black,
ti re recaptured anl brought here yeaterday.
Our cavalry are doing good service making captures dally
almost within sight of Vlcksburg.
General Wriuht before a Court Martial—A corres-
pondent of the Kiohmond Enquirer, writing from Leo's army
on the 17th says:
There are several oourts martial now In session In thisarmy.
Among them Is one composed of Major General Heth, as
president. Brig. GonS. Kershaw. Ramteur, llayes, H. U. Wal-
ker, Wilcox and Col. Klrkendall,'of N. C., and captain Shu-
ter as Judge Advoeato. This court U oonventd for the trial
of Brig. Gen. Wright, of Georgia, who It charged wtthdfeo-
bedlenceof orders,'ditrti^ect towards superior officers, and
for matters oonnected wltb publications, which appeared In
theAagus'.a Constitutionalist. Gen. Wright Is managing his
The fall returns of th«* Alabama election have not yet boea
racelved- As far as they Lavs, th <y show Watts' majority to
be nearly 20,000.
The Lynobbarg Virginian tay th t Brig, Gen. Francis T.
8CIIGDIULE OF PRIt'ES FOR TJEXAs.
V uite or Red....
Pr bu. 60 lbs.
.-•« per fine
Less co.it sucl£>.
t'r. 98 lbs
I'r. bu. «6 lb
" " 70 lb
Corn Me I..
•• " 4Sll'h
" " 60 lbs
" " UO lot
" " CU Ibr
tl (1 V
ti it II
pr. ib ::::
1 y'rs A upw
*alt or coned...
Pr. 100 lbs....
II II II
Pr. 100 lbs....
1, H 1,
• * H ,1
Pr.bu. 38 lb^
i. it «• ••
Pr.bu. 50 ibr
Pr. 110 lb"....
II II ■%
• 1 II
Kip & Calf-
2d clas med.
Striped or Plaid.
In making the Schedule of prleet, the Coannlisiontrshave
done the best they oonld with the lights before them. Not-
withstanding their advertisement in the State papers, calling
upon Quartermasters, Commissaries and the citizens, ter in-
formation, wo have received nothing except from offioers at
this Post. Under these circumstances thero are doubtless do-
feet*. Our aim has been to do justloo to the Government as
welt hs to the hoi Cars or all article* necessary (or army pur-
poses. The Schedule may occasionally wt>rk n hardship ; so
may all general hws or regulations. We would suggest to
Offioers thj) propriety of making tiie I r pnrohate of any article
In that region In whicn it is mrs* abundant, snd at the same
time, to avoid strippluR one section so that prices thero will
put neceatarios out of the reach of the families of tbo soldiers,
aud of thi poor. We tt"l solicit information aa to the value
and aupply of commodltlea, from Offioers and citizens from
all portions or the State.
Address us at ) W. R. D. WARD.
Man hall, or Ruik. j PRANK E-WJLLIAM3.
actual tervico until a neoetslty arises, and will not
., .. v 1 limlta of the State to
whloh thuy belong. They are expeoted to aerve
when called out aalong as the emergtnoy oxltts s
then to return to their ordiuary pursuits unill
VII. Should any member of those organizations
be captured, he thall bt claimed as a prisoner of
war, and aJl the protection of the Government
shall be extended to him.
VIII- Arms Rnd equlpmesti rhould be furnished
by the men ; but when this ie not possible, they
will bo supplied by the Government to the extent
of Its ability. Members of oavalry companies
mustalso furnish theirown hormg, but will reoelvu
40 cents per day for their use while in actual ser-
vice. Ammunition will be provkled by tho Gov-
IX. Field oClcors of battalions and reglmonts
lo b3 organized, will bo unpointed by tho Com-
n audorof the Department In accordance with the
Acts aforesaid. Company officers may be elected
by the members, or appointed, as they may
X. i The so organizations will be preferred
to, und exempt their members from any call of
XI. The Oommandant of any Military Post of
the Confederate States; tho Sheriff uf any County,
or the Colonel commanding any Militia roglmout,
or the Judge or Justice of any County or other
Oourt may certify, or returu the Master Roll
which must bo tuai to 'ho Adjutant General'i.
Gffln* */. tbego H jadrjuarters, for nscept.ince.
By commend <.T
S. R. ANDKKt.ow, Ajs't AdJ't Gon. sl2-twSt
ANY gentleman or lady who is fond of reading
and willing to road aloud, who may be desi-
rous of a retired situation iu the oountry, where
there is health, pleasant sea air, and a fine view,
may Hear of suoh a residence In a respeotable
family—provided board, washing and lodglog will
be a sufficient compensation for such a service.
Good reference required and given. Address
jll-twat&wlt* BEN BOLT. Telegraph Offloe.
Heauqoarters, Roseau 8tatb Troops,)
District of Texas, New Mexico Ac Arizona, >
Houston, Texas, Sept 10,1803. >
Special Order, No. 31.
I. The entire Cavalry foree of the 3d, 4th, 5th,
Oth, 10th. 11th, 19th, 10th, «8th, 17th, I8tb, 83d,
SOth antj 27th Battalions will taMMdtately oa the
reeelpt of these orders, mar oh fro in their Bat-
talion camps to Mlllleaa, Texas, and report to
Brig. Gen. Oano, who is ordered to take com eand
at that point.
II. Transportation aud supplies will be obtained
In seoordanee with previous orders.
III. These troops will maroh armed and equipped
in the bast possible maaner, and without del*/, as
tho utceaalti for their presenoe atMillioan Impress-
ing. All orders directing the above troops to
Bonham and other polats are hbreby revoked.
IV. The Infantry of those Battaltona will re-
main In camp until further ordera. livery Infantry
man la enJ. iiuT to get arms, if they oan be ob-
tained. of any description. By oommand of
Ma). Gen. J. BaNKHBAI; MAGRUDRR.
. D. MoAnoo, A. A. G. State Troops. all-twit
Ordnance Bt r.e.ir, Richmond, July 82d, 186?.
D RQUISITIO^d for tbe same articles must not
J-V be made upon two arsenals at tho same time.
The attention af the Chief Ordnanoe Officers of
arm: t and departments is eallsd to this point, ss
such a practice leads to eonfaslon and waste of
(Signed) J. GORGAS, Ool- Chief of Ord.
0 Hi Dial. Tbos. G. HhetT,
MaJ. Ac Qhf. of Ord. A Atty. D. T. M.
CONFKDERATB STATES OP AMERICA.
1 Ordnance Bdrsao, Rlohmond, July 1st, 1883.
,,%Hen"on of officers on ordnauoo duty Is
. oalled tv «he Importance of rsude.-iar their
S^IndSate. <**u"nco an* Ordnance
One oopy to"bc retainod by Ute Sn.-eau ft>r r f-
ereu je; tho other to be turned over to to- socoaa
Auditor for setUentontof aceounta.
(Signed) ,T. GORGAS, Ool. Chief of C.r!.
Official. Tnos. O. Rhe-r,
sll-twH', . aj.dt Obf.of Ord. fc Art J). T. M.
Shreveport,Liu, Sept. 4th, 1800. \
General Ordorn No. 41,
Lloutanant Ooloncl L. W. O'Bannon, Q. M., is
announced as Caief of Bureau of tiie Quarter-
master's Department in the Department of Traus-
All returns and reports, required by the Regula-
tions of tho Army to be mado to the Chief of this
Bureau at Richmond, Vn , will in rfuturo bo madu
to L'eutenunt Colqnol O'Bannon, (luartermnstor
at Shreveport, Lr.. By oommand of
Lieut. Gen. E. KIRBY SMITH.
H"ptll-tw3t S. S. Anderson. A. A . O.
hIad^uaRTERs, Dep r. or Thank-Missihshm'I,;
Shreveport, La., Sort. 1st, \Pt5<?. j
Special Orders,No. 1.20 — IE:..ract.]
VI. Oflloers authorized to recruit for thoir jteni
nuents, Battalions or Companies, will m no can
interfere with the onroning ofQoers of the counties
or parishes, and will, in goiut; Into u county o.-
parish, report to the Rurolllng Officer duplicate
descriptive lists ef all men recruitod. Iu no coso
will officers be allowed to recruit without especUl
authority from Department Headquarters.
By command of
Lt. Gen. E. KIRBY SMITH.
8. S. Anderson, Aas't Adjt, Gen.
Official Stefhen D. Vancev, A. A. G. all-3t
APPEAL TU THIS l'JLAM'ljtclt*.
HeaD40arters Lador Bureau, i
Houston, Sept. Oth, 1803. j
Tbe Major General Commandlnf* Is ngaln com-
pelled to appeal to ll\e patriotism of the planters
of Texas, to furnish an additional quotaof ne-
groes, to ereot the nsotissary fortifications to pre-
vent the enemy from snocessfblly invading this
•Stute. They aro already endeavoring to effect a
lindlujr, and a prompt response upon your pert
will materially sstit tlu prevoutlug thla threat jned
.svll. De thfrefore rails onOn jou to furnish, for
temporary punase* rcsc' igis t>oct tKs eirer-
OO0*itMif of Im'*j UifitU'V \j tyflt) j
«'.g"s « f fclxtt ou ^nd l.ti,?. Tiie . t.7;.)r yajicrM 1--
cul^s Uit< hope, that the riero L.iowled.',, of tue
nocCsi ty for tais. cr.Il. will ir.duc<) the planters u>
promptly fori7t-a to iiju '.on tho aovvo .juota
their n«jroeu, ami tliut imp/essmeiit will hi.t
be resorted to oulj with tho uiipp.triociit. 5 11,
preservat'ien of jour property, yonr h>aor, and
the honor of yo^r S ato, sUt/uld be ihe only forco
to iuduc'j a oompllauoe wilh ibis appeal. Tiie
'abor of your sltves lias not been In viiiu. The
fortifications built by them und defended b > y«*ur
citizens, have already ujliievc' agloviout, vlciory
at the Sftfcl ie. Present Kac.'lUoeK * Iti recuK la
perMnaet't juitd the forts. Your sol iSih
will defend them.
By conitftai dof MsJ.dep. I, P. I k f, r'.Tr :'
n. ri.ak'i k-v.1,
#'stTik,.,V. i hlef L-.hor Ban • t?.
Headquarters, District or Texas, )
New Mexico and Arizona, >
Houston, Texas, Sept. 7, 1803.)
Goneral Orders No.—
All leaves of absence and furloughs aro hereby
revoked. All officers and soldiers on leave or
furlough, are hereby directed to rejoin their com-
mands without the alightest delay.
Any delay or inattention to these orders, will be
noticed at these Headquarters.
By command of
Maj. Gen. MAGRUDRR,
E. P. Turner. A. A. G. sep!0tw4t.
Headquarters District or Texas, )
New Maxico and ARizbNA. >
Near Mi)llean, Sept.3d, 1803.)
Special Order No. 830.
IV. Tho following Bpsolal Order from Head
aarters Department of Trans-Mlssisslspl, is pub-
shed for the information of all ooncernsd.
Headquarters Dept. or trans-Misaisaippi,)
Shrevepor, La., Aug. 31, 1803. j
Special Orderr, No. 1S5. .
r • • • • • •
VI. Under the proclamation of the Prealdent,
calling ont all men between the ages of forty and
forty-live years, not properly exempt by l ir, ali
men between these ages, who may, up to the pro-
mulgation of this Order, In the aeveral Dlatrlota
of Texas, have entered the service of that Stale,
will be enrolled and permitted to remain In that
service for the poriod of six montha. A'fter the
promulgation of thia Order, all men between theae
ages will be enrolled under the General Orders
and instructions relating to oooscrlpt*.
Tb>« Commandant of Conscripts for the Depart
ment of Trans-Miaafaslppi will give thi« necessary
Instructions to tho enrolling officers of Texas for
the Immediate enrollment of the men above re*
By command of
Lieut. Gen. E. KIRBY bMlTn.
S. 3. Anderson, Asst. Adjt. Gen.
By oommand of
Ma;. Gen. J. B. MAGRCDBR.
En. P. Turner, A. A. G. sept0-tw3t
OUHTON MALft "aND FKMALiT ACXPil
MY.—Rev. Dr. HuMiison would give no-
tice, that he will Tesume the Vail Session of his
school, aboat the 10th of September. The fe-
male Department will be under the care of Miss
B. Hapgood, already su Ikvarabjg known to this
community. Per fOrthtr particulars, esquire o'
DM i N IS • "nXrCO1^ SAL.i.'-tli' n^.'Tnoo
a doorey ef tLe .Ictiar.'i -l i Court
tiruzoriit ooutity, render.id at t!v> Au pnt ro ul vr
Utrm,A. J),, If'Oit, Iwi I i fl r .t pu'ollr mc'l <n lo
tl.e hlgheat. bidder, oa tltn Ltitt Jaci'son pin.lo-
tion, on TucaJuy th.- as-| ja> o: th^n«sc t mouth,
between the legdl botire of sale, a !a<*go and v iln-
able lot of household- ai.d xltchou inrci.nro, be-
longing to the oNtates of Aonor an! Margaret
Jackson, dee'd. Terms of sale.—On. a credit of
tsrolye months, the purebnaer or purchasers to bo
required to give thoir noto or notes with good 6er-
soiiul security. JOHN 0. JACKflON.
fleptl 1-twtd Administrator.
Orrics or Cmxr Q. M. Dspt> TftANt-Miss.
Shreveport, La., Aug. SOth, 1803.
iFP10Elt8 of the "
OFP10BU8 of the Qaartermastera' Department
In eharge of horses have no authority to sup-
ply conscript or other officers, without special
orders from this office, ar from Capt. P. Ducayes.
Inspr. Field Transpr.
The demand for artillery horses requires that
nothing be done to Interfere with their supply.
" ** MINTER, Major dc Chief Q. M.
S. S. Anderson. Asst. Adjt. Gen.
By order of"
Lieut Gen. B. KIRBY SMITH.
«(Knn REWARD.—Ranaway from James A.
Hardin, near Jamestown, Smith Co.,
Texas, the 'Jinh of July, 18fi3, a negro girl, Ellen,
about 18 years old, nearly blaok, about 3 feet 5
Inches high, her toes are aboat half as long as
her big toes, and look like they were cat off;
also she was badly burned whsn about eight years
old, and left soars on eaoh aide of her legs, and I
think on her bsck also. I have good reason to
believe that the hat been tent or taken off. lr so,
I will give the above reward for her and tbe thief
lodged in Tyler Jail, wilh the proper evidence to
convict. If the has not boon taken off, I will give
a liberal reward for the tald negro, delivered at
my houte one and a half mlltt north of Jamet-
town>M rill—tw3t JAMES A. HARDIN.
Headquarters, Dirr. or Texas, New
Mazioo and Arizona,
Houston, Texas, Bept. 8th, 1863,
Special Orders No. —.
Mr. John B. Lubbook, Agent of Major S. Hart.
Q. M., is entitled to the privilege of having eon-
aoripts detailed as teamsters for M «jor Hart's De-
partment, upon hia application.
Enrolling offioers will be governed accordingly,
and will, on t.« application of Mr. Lubbock, de-
tail aaeh conecrlpU for this parpese, as may bo
oertlfled by him to be absolutely nejersary for Ma-
jor Hart's Department. Ry c imtaand of
MaJ. Gen. J. BANKHIAD MAGRUDRR,
aeptll-twlm . p.'iVpnzr. a. a. ( .
PUBLIO BALE.—On Tuesday th* 5th day of Oc-
tober next, I will, In obcJlenoe to an order of
the County Oourt cf Colorado couuty, aellattiie
Court Honae door, in tbe town of Uolumbua, a
tract of land on Harvey's Creek, comprising the
homssteadof D. A. Hubbard, deceased, contain-
ing 484 acres. Terms of sale—twelve months
oredit, with bond aud approved sacurlty, and
leln retained on the land. Sale within lcral hears.
TUOS. P. HUBBARD,
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