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VOL. XXIX—NO. 80
HOUSTON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1863.
WHOLE NO.. 8785
OuiLtmi, Aug. 31.—About noon to-day tiro monitor*
approached and opened fire on Buu&ter, but were soon driven
off by Fort Moultrie and battery Gregg. At two o'clock thi
monitors stood In elose to Samter firing briskly at that fort,
Fort Moultrie and Battery Gregg. For an boar the fl<bt was
sevtre. Moultrio and oar Sullivan's Island batteries fired
vrry rapidly. Soon after, three of the monitors,withdrew,
some having been track frequently. Occasional firing from
the lend batteries it heard to-day.
Jacksox, Aug. 31.—A gentleman from Port Hudson report*
that tbe negroes revolted against their Yankee brothers, and
a number of the Yankees were overcome.
At Baton Rouge a similar emute took place in whioh the
Yankees came near being overcome by the Afrioan gentle'
Richmond, Aug. 31.—Perfect quiet has prevailed here for
the last two days. Tbe Fredericksburg correspondent of the
Examiner says, that the main body of Meade's army are
massed In throe divisions, and are respectively stationed at
Warranton, Manassas Junction and Centerville. 4000 infan
try frem ibis army were lately sent to Qilmore. The oorres
poudent reiterates npon positive Information that the Yankee
army is in a worse oondition at this time than ever since the
first advanoe after the Boll Run battle. The report tbat the
wharves at Acqaia Creek are being rebuilt, is false.
Mostiy mr.de a successful dash on a wagon train near An
nandule on Metiday nignt, capturing a portion of the guard
end ft>riy—one wagons and teams.
Latlr.—Uilt'more papers of the 29th, state that on Tues-
day night, Mushy with 8000 men, attacked a train of forty-four
sutler's wagons near Centrevlllen The guard ran without
making much resistao30, although the train was guarded by
federal soldiers. He captured the whole of the wsgons and
contents, and nearly all of the cavalry escort, and a large
number of cavalry horses and other property belonging to the
Government. Private individuals lest a very heavy amount.
An order has been issued from headquarters Kansas City,
wh'ch, if carried Into effect, will depopulate nearly the whole
of three counties in Missouri, lying closa to the Kansas line.
It directs that any person living within the limits speolfled
with certain exceptions, are to remove from ttielr present pla-
ces of resideuce within 15 days, unless in the mean time they
prove their loyalty to tbe satisfaction of the commanding offi-
oer. On this proof be ing given they may remove to any mili-
tary station within t hat military district, or to any part of
Kansas, except the <iountles oft the eastern border of the
Ktyte. Those who do not so prove their loyalty, are to depart
further into the interior of Missouri and elsewhere.
All the grain and hty ut loyal persons must, after the lapse
of fifteen days from hhe date of tho order, be taken to the first
mllitarf station and turned over to the commanding officer
All other grain and hay is to be destroyed.
An official dispateh from Gllmore ol the 2Cth, announces
the practicability of the demolition of Fort Wagner. After
a bombardment of seven dayahe states that he bad saoeeeded
in establishing batteries within effective range of the heart of
the city, ana has opened with them, after giving Beauregard
due notice of his intention..
The steamship Htbemia V,rings European advices of tbe 19th.
The news is unimportant. Garibaldi has publisned letters ad-
dressed to Abraham. Linco'.n, liberator of slaves in tbe Republic
of America. He comport? _s bim to the sen of God and Jno. Brown
FROM TIM DlttTSD STATES.
We have the Chicago T imes of August 27th, from which we de-
rive the followlrg .-
Imkyillk, Hi Aug. 36th.—A serious riot occurred here to-day
between tbe copperhj ads and antl-copperhe.- d-> lu which a num-
ber of persons were kU led. The riot has now (.topped, though the
excitement is Intense.
Washinutom, Ang. a i.—C. Edwards Lester has I een arrested for
communicating with t he rebels.
Vienna, Aug. 16tb.~ The Memorial Dlplomntlqn* announces that
tbe Archduke Maxunil -,ian accepts Use crown of Mcxlco.
Boston, Aug, 25.—xj ie political oanvass lu Maine is very active
Nxw York, Aug, #5.-
made thulr .tppearaic
above Ueoigitown. 1
tjey were told by tbe
.it hand with troop* <
pursuit of the guerrlll
Ity ot our lines is coot
Ioj-s of the in are dally
Mkmpiiis, Aug. 24,
tioos still continue:
every day we hear o
and plundered by In>
Nkw Yore, Aug. S
Wrs Army of the Pot
♦•A cavalry forcot
of Gen. Curtis, with
•cers and a number c
wounded, bofore ro-
Mo officers injured.'
"The positions of
Swell lies fiearOrm
Station ; Longstrc e
burg, and pickets t
House, on the Gort
The Richmond, V
summary of ne*«« \ eoeivol by
-The Henld'a Washington special says:
est the Chesapeake and Obio Canal again
e yesterday on the towpath abont 25 miles
bey appuared In squads of IB or ,20, but, as
uouts tney hailed that other boats were near
on board, they did no damage. An active
a bards who infest the country in the Vlctn-
tantlv kept up by our cavalry, and more or
(via- Cairo, Aug. 26).—Guerrilla opera-
in the country back of thiA city. Almost
planters and travelers visited,stopped,
6.—The Tribune's special from headqaar
omac, Aug 35, says :
inder Fitshagh Lee crossed the Rappa-
morning near Corbin's Neok, six miles
rg, but were speedily routed by a brigade
a loss in prisoners of three engineer offi-
•f privates, yet unspecified, in killed and
crossing the river. Our loss was sllght.-
the rebel army are now somewhat thus:
ige Court House; A.P Htll near Rapidan
t stretches from U. S. Ford to Fredericks-
he Rappahannock down to Port Royal.—
He about two miles beyond Orange Court
ionsvl lie road.
Ik* Mexican Question.
Tlewi of the United States Government.
In the Ucht of recent events lu Mexico, the following circular
letter from BecreUry Seward to the eeveral United States Lena-
tlons abroad, acquires new Inteiest: „ .
Washinoto*. March 3,1881.
Sin—We observe Indications of a growing Impression In Europe
tbat tho demonstration made by the Spanish, French and British
forces against Mexico, is likely to provoke a revolution in that
couutry, which shall bring abont the introduction of a monarchi-
cal government, and tbe assumption of the crown tiy a wreign
prince. Our county Is deeply Interested In the psice of the world,
aud desires te preserve loyal relatlous with the allies as with Mex-
ico. The President, has. therefore, directed m.e to BuhinH to tbe
parties interests'!, hit views on the new atpectof aff«lr*. Ihe
President has rei-ed upon the assurance given his Government by
the allies, that they were in pursuit of no political object, but
«impv the redress of tbetrgrie nc«H. He entertains no douDt-of
ihe sincerity of tbe sides; xnd It his confidence in their good f ltb
had be«n dlsturbed.it would be restored by thefran* explana-
tions civen by them that the Government of Spain, (Trance auu
Great Britain h^ve no intention of interfering to procure a
ohange in tbe constitutional lorm of government now existing
in Mexico, or any political change which should be in oppo-
sition to the will of the Mexican people. In short, he has
cause to believe that the allies are nnanlmoos in declaring
tbat revolution proposed to Mexico li solely prompted by oer
tain Mexican citizens who are now in trance.
Nevertheless, the President regards it as his duty to express
tothealllee, in all kindness ana candor, that a monarchical
government established in Mexico, in the presence of foreign
fleets and armies, occupying the waters snd the soil of Mexio,
has no promise of security or permanence; in the seoond
plaee, that the instability of su«h monarchy would be en
hanced if the throne were assigned to a person alien to Mux
loo; that In these circumstances the now government would in
sUntlyfall unless sustained by Bnropean alliances, whieh
under the Influence of the first Invasion, would be practically
the beglnninger f permanent policy of armed intervention
by monarchical Europe, at once injurious and inimical to the
system of government generally adopted by the American
These views are bssed npon some knswledgs of the gpia
ions and political habits or American sooiety. There can be
no doubt that In this mxtter Ihe permanent interests nn<J
sympathies of our country would be on the side of the other
Ainerioan Republics. We must not be Understood as pre
dieting on this occasion the course of events which ma;
ensue, both in Amsrioa and In Europe, from the steps whlcl
are contemplated It Is enosgh te say, that In the opinion
of the Preslu em, the emancipation of the Amerioan conti-
nent from tbe control of Europe has been the principal
characteristic of the past half century. It is not proable
that a revolution in the opposite direction can sacoeed in
the age which Immediately follows this period, and while
the popnlation of America Increases so rapidly, while its re-
sources develope in the same proportion, and whose society
forms itself uniformly aoderdtng to the principles of the
American democratic government.
It is unnecessary to indloate to the allies how improbawle
U Is that the nations of Europe would accept cheerfully
policy favorable to a similar counter revolution, thus incom-
patible with their own proper interests. Nor is it necessary
to point out, that notwithstanding the oare of the allies to
a Veld aiding, by means of their land and maritime forces,
the internal revolutions of Mexioo, the result would be none
the less due to the presence of their forces in tbe country,
however different the objeot they, may have proposed; for
without their presence it may be considered ascertain that
Mow they treat our Snrieeu.
We met surgeon farmer of the 4th cavafty a day or two
since. He was captured at Franklin last spring, at the time
the lamented Relly fell, and was taken to New Orleans. Des-
pite tbe carte), he was thrown into prison aud afterwards ps-
rolled to the limits of the city, ills parole Is new before as,
and recoguixes him on Its fa;e s a surgeon. His lustru-
the Nulls across the Mlosloalpp
f the Truaamlnaleu of
ALL Official communications from Postmasters
aud Mail Contractors from the west ot the
Mississippi river, intended for the Departmonte of
Goyerument, or officers east of that rivsr, and ail
trained by a General Order. He referred the matter to Banks, fade'rVteaud Hut?G o ver nvTmsweM ot the" river
who peremptorily refused the rawest, notwithstanding the intended lor the Depart menu of Government and
appltoatlou was enooijed, and fully reo^mmended by >weo,1 officers east of the river, and not sent by oth r
and this «oo in face of the fact that the 4tb oavalry had bp- modes of conveyance ; and all private letters,
newspapers, die., from the west to the east of that
ments, private property, were taken away. He applied to
Gen. Bawen for tho privilege of buying another set. Gen.
Bowsn replied he would willingly permit it, but wss res-
such revolutions would probably not have been attempted
or even conceived. The Senate of the United States has
certainly not aooorded its Official sanction to the precise
measures proposed by the President, to lend oar aid to the
actual Mexican Government, In order that the latter might
with the approbation of the allies, extricate itself from its
present embarrassment, but this is strictly a question of in-
ternal administration. There could be no greater error than
to see in this disagreement a divergence of opinion In our
Government, or in the Amerioan people, in regard to their
cordial wishes for the safety, welfare and stability of the Re
publican Government in that country.
1 am your obedient servant, Wm. H. SSWARD.
/big, of August 29th, contains tbe following
tryofneSfel eoeivol by last flag of truce t
The M ayor o ,f w Yo rk, on Tuesday, vetoed the exemption
ordinance. r fbo mi in point of objection is, that the effeot oi
" tbe ordinano je,i&s it r eads, is to nullify the objeot of tbe ac
of Congress by deprl\ 'ing tbe army of men.
A dispatc h from Sfc. Jjouis, Aug. 25,says:
Qaantrel rB force rqni hed the head warters of Graqd River
Cass coon <y, about xroou on the day a'ter the burning of Law
rence, an d there divided into squads of forty and fifty and
scattered In varlo us direc. tions. Oar troops were half an hour
behind, and were also dlvVded, and continued the pnrsait.
A detaishment, ordered ft om Lexingtou, met part of the re
bel force near Pi asant Hill, killed seven and reeofered a
considerable amo ant of the goods taken from Lawrence.
A report has ju it been recoived tbat M«j. Plumb and Major
Thatcherovertcc k a company in Lafeyette oonnty and killed
30 of them
The total numb
The Times is j
Port Suroter tj
"nibs I The rati
•over it vu the J
nmnts, and hun
from the newi
We have news
violent gale, the 1
on ihe voyage ft
bting lost except
a small boaton th
The steamship Gi
al. was lost in a ga
Toronto. Aug. 28.-
eiy of a treasonable
at New York, ha* cc
Prom the Culci-go Tfc
statement of some o
elan*. We ureaume 1
ilcatlon in that city l
t he facts condemning
ing or exaggeratlou.
olaclosed remains ut
vreaa there, stifling th'
offlclula.. Enough Ts d
lias t^pn, and Is belag.
rence and murder ot dt
in comparison with th
of But'er and Sheplev.
were destroyed at Law
kiiitd and wounded. It
has Justly excited the h
abolition pre*s exhaust
log Upstitreii's raid, tbe
Butler or Shepiey. The!
have beeu plundered oi
driven from their homes,
nlllnge. There 1* no que
system of robbery, undei
®utkorlty, ha* been pracl
With pleasttrs, I ackuow
Burst sa. tbe following amo
ut. d gentlemen of Chatuba
silk and wounded soldiers
Louisiana, and hone that si
to rt'Uour soldiers In the fl
Wm Chambers, fisiv j j i
10: VT J Alston, J Davti
#; Vhos W Shel'on A
er of the guerrxUas killed, according to last
en GO aud TO. Our detachments are still in
abilant over the damage to Port Samter. It
ss fallen 1 Its historic walls are a masg of
lesnake fisg of the rebels, whioh was hoisted
4th of April, 1861, bat been shot into frag-
■bled to the ground on the 22d of August
sommary of tbe Times we copy the follow-
this morning tbat on the 21st Intl.,daring a
/. S. brig Bainbridge foundered at sea while
ora this port to Port 4ioytil—all on board
a colored man, who was picked up at sea in
torgs's Creek,from New.York for PortRoy-
leon the Kid.
-The Leader of to-day announces the dl cov-
plot to betray Canada into the hands of the
, and says. "Mr. Archibald, trie Briilsh Consul
mmuntcated the facts to the British author
tries, Aug. 27th.
nduced from tbe New Orleans True DeltaS
f the evils now afflicting tbe State 01 Loul-
t to be true, because we prehnmed its pub-
rould not be permitted If there was about
the Federal authorities the slightest coior-
We presume much more of vtlluiny than is
revealed. They hnve a censorship oftbe
? publication of trnths damaging to Federal
Isclosed, however, to show that the Stat«
lawlessly plundered. The barring of Law
'fencelesscltlseus by Quantrlil were merer
eslow tortutes Inflicted udou the victims
Two millions of dollars' worth of property
.'ence, aud one hundred and eighty were
was a lawless set of fiendUb atrocity, and
idignatton of our people. lint, while tbe
their vocabulary of lnvecttvc In descrlb-
r have not a word of condemnation for
ahabltanta of New Orleans and Louisiana
' hundreds of millions; they have been
, and the State has been given to riot and
stlon about these facts. An organise'.
• the form of law and sanotlon of lawful
Iced there from the comaiencement of
Hheltou,~4j If'ree G rseu fu!|%
f IRKILLIOKVlLLt, La., Aug. 22nd 18A3.
ledge tbe rwelpt. of, through Mrs. C. A.
ant of money, from i n. following ladles
rs oounty, Texas, tke re lief of tbe
of A> W.Spalghr* !t Jlou, now in
ich acts of bene vu n-.o ,i, (y ctntlnne
visyei. 20; J Ciayton, 5; B K Barrow,
in, •; Leverett Sherman, 10; M Joues.
Ritchie, Ilk John Ritchie, I0| Geo W
«n, •; Miss P L Barsiaa, i(r, lira Amos
t-.r-am..! IK .
Asst. Surgeon; Spelgbl's Battalion.
BT THEIR DEEDS f« SHALL KNOW TQIJl.
The following letter is characteristic of its patristic an-
Dallas, Texas, Sept. 13th 1863.
Ebitor Tblioraph :—I hold in right of my wife, two men
slaves. One is now, andhssbeen, in the servioeef the Gov-
ernment since the war; and her wishes coinciding with
mine, Induce us to offer the other, now in Houston, to the
Government, that he may oompess one of a force of negroes,
who may be drilled and armed to fight for the South.
We hope tbat thousands of ethers will be, by their owners,
donated for the same purpose, and that speedily. Bat should
they fall, we hone that Gen. Smith will take prompt steps to
impress all that can be used,
He who denies to the negro fighting capacity, has failed te
learn from history.
Our Constitution was formed hurriedly, and" oould we even
hope that any body of men selected as they (the framers) wero,
cenld foresee snd leglstate for all of the events of a war In
whioh so many new elements have been Involved, I think not,
Then why should we stand passive, doing reverence to a faul-
ty document formed by fhilable men, and stir no hand to stay
the ram thus entailed. Let us up and seise wl.h a strong,
firm hand, any measures that will lead to safety.
Can we suppose that any Government will be formed for ns,
by^Southern men, tlfat will be so bad, tbat we shall not pre-
fer it to any, unwever, good that may be forced on ub by Nor-
thern men T I think not.
But has the Demooratlo teachings of our times, led u« to
presume that those of us who have so r.obly foaght onr bat-
tles, will, after they shall have oonquered a peace, fall to en-
rank themselves respecters of free institutions and support-
ers of civil laws?
Be a suspicion so foul far from our kin in arms, coheirs and
copartners ef the same heritage.
.. Every male in the Southern Confederacy, regardless of age,
should be conscripted, the white should be detailed for such
duties as they ean perform ; and those whom age or infirmity
may have unflted for any service, should be indefinitely fur
longhed. Shall either law or custom be longer respeoted that
keeps the body of tbe slave born negro from the perils of
war; that drives our tree-bora brother into tbe marshalled
ranks,there to meet perils and death in every stapey Will
any say yes T I think not.
Then let ua atop legislation qr exemptions and cast aside
those that be. Lot us domolish the coveted post of overture,
by conscripting all male negroes. Let us train, arm and sond
to battle such negroes as may be fit. L«t ns discard effete
ldets.' Let ut seifce the strong point* of the times, and firmly
haniess to our causo and fearltss drive them on.
Bold, active, we shall stand. Timid, hesitatingly,we shall
fall. Shall the negro fight for, or against us I Why halt ye
between two opinions.
Yours, Ac., PELIX W. ROBERTSON.
Another gentleman, the owner of three negroes, writes te
his agent about one wbe is in Honston : "Give yourself no
trouble about the negro: If the Government wants him, let
him go. I would rather thoy would have all, than that the
enemy should get a foothold on our soli."
Another remarked In our presence yesterday. '•! have but
one aegro man: If the Geverument will make a soldier of
him, they are welcome to him."— Ki- Tel.
from the Atlanta Appeal of Sept lit.
PROM MORTI1BRN ALABAMA.
Our lateit information from North Alabama, is to the effect
tbat there Is quite a large force of Yankees being collsc ted
ihe re. A private letter, dated the tSd nit., from a reliable
There is a brigade of Yankees eaoh,at Maysvtlle, Mad s on
county, Woodvllle and Larkldavllle, Jackson oounty, Ala.
These places are on the line of the Memphis and Chariot on
railroad, and distant flrom Huntsvllle, respectively, twel-e,
twenty-nine and thirty-seven miles.
*Tbey purpose putting this road In operation forthwith They
apologize for taking ail the serviceable horses sod rnnles, cattle
and hogs, able-bodied negro men, provisions and ferase, by say-
ing that the hope of subjugating the South by lorce of mere num-
bers, Is given up, aud as the dernier resort are trying tbe starva-
There Is no force stationed at Huntsvllle. Occasionally a few
Yankee cavalry dush In and give tbe good people a neal
rha arrived In this city yesterday
•neefci .that, on Taesdavlast the
hlsh Mceutly captured two gun-
app ikiisMk, tueoceded Id cap-
Lo«l tlaaa. which uaed to ran as a
-folk aniJlalUmore. The prlao-
4 It M pa their road te Rich-
tech, W4ep with oeal and *acon,
was also captured.' Ttosre Is adeel <e* •♦raidelag en upon
the Yankee steamrrt -Bi*4 * i tyfeUA, Wtb alt-
Ws learn by ngtsengert«
evening from the Reppahai
party ander Lieut. Wood,*
beats al Ike meuth of tho I
taring the Ana bay steamer
passenger boat between Net
were round on board are stab
•a ond. The transport Cnrri
fore that time oaptured ten federal surgeons from no one of
whom was an instrument, a horse,or anything else oi private
The following it Dr. Farmer's cwu statement of his treat-
ment, kindly handed to oa for publication :
It would ocunpy too much suace io tbe columns of your
paper, to give a full recital of all the wrongs and t utrages
whioh I wltne««ed durtnp my brief Imprisonment with oar
deaploable enemies. Saflleo it then t« say tint, in the dia
charge of my olficfal duties as surgeon of Col. Rally's HegV-
ment, at tho battle in wolQh that . all ant, commander foil, I
was taken a prisoner, and notwithstanding tho oar lei which
hail been agreed upon by tho two contending Governments,
"That all surgeons should be exempted from military ar-
rests," I was robbed aRd despoiled of ail my instruments,
medicines, side arms, horses dio. These wore my own Indi-
vidual property, and ever whioh our Government had no
oontrol. The Insatiable maw of an inexorable enemy was no*,
satisfied with this gross violation of a moluuin compact, but I
was rudely thrust Into arrlton in New Orleoirt, and com-
pelled tof hear for the first time, tho harsh gratings of iron
bars behind me. Whiltf thus Impritoned in a city entirely
nnder their oontrol,from my prison windows have I witnessed
the grostest iusults, the lowest, meanest and most despto t e
outrages, to defenceless women and gray.baired men, tlia,
human fiends oould perpetrate.
Noble Christiana,and brave women of New Orleans, who
dared to oast a look of pitty on imprlsoued rebels, or con-
tempt on a hated foe, rudely pushed at tne point of a bayonet
for squares*and ofter kicked by the filth aud scum of a
heartless guard. <•
While these outrages were being perpetrated in Now Or-
leans, Federal officers apd Kedoral Surgeons were being
feted by families in Houston, aud hundreds administering to
I am not revengeful, neither am I vindictive, and I know
full well tbat U Is almost Impossible to bring the nobiQ mind
of SouthronH to see the necessity of a strict and unyielding
tystem of retaliation, but until we do it, those who have
pledged their all for our tacred oause, will bo treated by our
enemies, If they should fall Into their bandt, as I have been,
We have heretofore allowed their sdrgeons all tbe rights,
privileges and inunuuities which our owunurgeons claim. We
allow them to attend to their own sick and wounded soldiers.
While I was forbidden even the privilege ot looking npon
f our arm;
the sick and wouuded prisoners of our army; many o? whom
actually died for tbe want of that kindly care whloh we pro-
osod to confer on them. Again, our siok and wounded Hol-
lers, after being parol led, w ire oarrled on stretchers to the
steamboat Iberville, and without medicines, or medical at-
tendance, were sent boyoud their lines, trunt ng to Providence
Such, in as brief a manner as 1 can portray, are the actions
of a low,J ase, mean, vulgar foe towards those whom the
fates of war lhay chance to place In their power. Then,
should we not treat with equal severity, those we mav take,
and should wa not appropriate to our own army, the Instru-
ments and medicines of their surgeons, whether belonging
to their Government or to individuals, and have I not a right
to oxpect as a Confederate sargeon, that the U. S. surgeons
now within our lines meet with the same treatment at our
hands that I met with while a prisoner.
W. H. PARMER.
biticvKFORT, September 20,1803.
Editor Te'egropk:—A passenger by stage this morning from
the other side, re-affirms the reports of Gent. Bragg's and
Lee's victories ; alto that the Yankees had raised the tlege
at Charleston and left, and that we had sevoral iron clads in
the harbor; consequently we must still remain in suspense,
and hope that theabove is so.
I am very sorry to inform you tbat Dr. Morehouse, the man
cat by Dr.Gibion,as reported yesterday, died yeitorday at 3 or
4o'clflckp. id. Iiis a most unfortunate affair.
I am just from Headquarters, talked with Major Bryan, who
tells me there is no official information in regard to the above
reported battles* M.JD.
,We cannot bellevb the reports until they comeloaBbre
authentic shape.—En. Tat. 1
river, shoatii for the future, and until further or-
ders. be sent according „ the following directions
tor the greater security and certainty of transmit
1st* All such communication* to be addressed
to their proper destination, via fthrevsport, Loui-
siana, to the rare of the Ponttneiter ot that office,
or via Camden,fArkansat, and to the oare of the
Postmaster of that office, as the one or the other
m>ty oe most convenient for correspondent.
1 Snd. AH offlolal letters and packages should be
to marked on tho envelopes.
3rd. The postmasters at theae two offices will
forward all such mall matter by luoh mode of con-
veyance as shall bo provided by the Pott Office
Department, or designated by Its Special Agents,
and attueh times as the Special Agents shall di-
rect ; and if said Postmasters, or either of them,
shall at any time be onaoled to tend forward a
part and not the whole of the mail matter tent to
tholr care for points east of the Mississippi river,
tiiey shall give preference first to official letters
and packages, second to private letters, and then
to newspapers and other mailable matter.
The tall of Vicksburg and Port Hudson will de-
lay and embarrass the corretpondcnoe between
this Depsrtiueut and the Postmastera and Mali
Contractors west of the Mltaltslppl, and may sab
J9et Postmasters to delays and difficulty in obtain-
ing hunks and postage stamps io forwarding their
returns, and may also he the ctuie of delaying
the paymeutof Contractors engaged in carrying
the malls. The Department most earnestly re-
quests that the Contractors may submit to any un-
avoidable delay, aud patriotically continue the
regular perlormance of the service, under the as-
surance that this Department will do everything
possible to prevent delays In paymeut
(Signed) JOHN H. REAGAN,
sep63-tw4w Postmaster- General.
Complaint Is made that there is au unwillingness on ti^e part
of army officers to taice command of negro troops, and this fact is
attributed to a feeling aot repiii;nauoe toward the colored race.
There are other cogent reasons inoro likely to prodnce the 6ame
Negro regiments are generally put In fVoat In storming fortlilra-
na, where themselves and their officers stang a first-rate
lance or being demolished. Then there is a standing three;
the rebels to hang the officeis of nmzro troops when captnrcd, <ind
to sell the privates into slavery. We aro not awure that our Gov-
ernment has ever compelled the retraction of this bar! arous or*
der. The position of an otficcr of such troops Is. therefore, what
an underwriter Would call erftra hazardous ; and It requires a man
tr> be not fond of glory bui tired of his life to accept it .— Yankee
C Editor Telegraph—The Commissioner's list of graded prloes
appears In your last issue. Cotton is set down at 20 cents
per pound. This is a very low figure. The Government at-
sessor hat valued our cotton at 50 centt per pound, and taxed
it eight per cent. Bat when ltlt to be bougbt or pressed by,
and for the Government, it is valued *t20 cents. Iflttaxea
al50 cents, then let it buy or pi ess at 30 cents. If It buys or
or presses at 20 cents, then let it tax at 20 cents alto. This I
believe to be Just. AMICUS'
lueh la and give tbe good people a healthy
Prom Ihe Mobile Tribune, Sept. 3
OdARLESTCK, Sept, 9.—Tery little firlut to-day. The har-
bor la comparatively quiet.
Our aceounta of the uffeot of Ikeunfmy'abaavy attack oo
Bumter last night exhibit an Insignificant result. Tkrte men
ia the fort were wounded, and oueou Morris (aland.
No new Incident. Operations there to day ware chlely
confined to tbe firing of aharp-aboolera en both eldea.
Bichmohp, September 2.—Paaaaagers by the Prederleka-
burg train report heavy firing this morning In the direction
ef PortKotali doabUeaa canted by an attempt of the Yaa
keea to recapture the gunboat* Reliance and Satellite.
The eemmollon among tbe Yankees la Stafford yesterday
Is auppeeed to hev* been caused by ihe movement of artilU*
ry towards Port Bo'al.
Vol a syllable of nstrt from U>e army of Northern Vir-
Derlng the abellleg the ether day, a fe*«!lfsl paper bite
calling m ^
above the batter!*# ef the eaemy • aud the little
archie en Oil* aide, wbe held tbe string, net alall dlseeaeert
ed, refneud te wind it until the firing coated. Perbai
ibe Van Met knew be* little m regard their she
d aavt their ammualtixo -''ie'leserye
UnADQUAH EKS, DKPaRTMKMT MlHUlibll'ei, (
Shreveport. Louitiana, September 16,1803. j
Special Orders. No. 139.
Till. The following tchedulc of prices for articles herefn
named, adopted by ConiinisxionerH appointed pursuant to
law, for the State of Texas, le announced for the information
of all concerned.
The prices named, sre, until further orders, the maximum
which Will be given within the Siate of Texas by^offioert and
agents purchasing lor the Government-
SCHBSVLK OF PRICES FOR TEXA*.
B ef Oattle.
1 y'rn A upw
Kip k Calf...
Ynlte or Red....
bet<s ( o- t sdekb.
'alt or cor red..,
i wo ilorss...
i'r UU. 60lbs.
iibl. I!i6 lbs..,
I'r. Oi lb*
^r. bo. 80 lb
•• " 70 It*
" " ftO lbs
" ;; 601o
'■ bu. eOlb-
" " 60 lt>
Pr. lOu lbs....
P-. li 0 lhs...
as •• «a
I'r. hu. fill Ibt
I'r. 100 Ibd....
•S e« St t.
Pr. K0 lb ....
Hkaoquartbrs 2n Riot, TaxAe Iwrrr
Camp Bee, Houtton, Tex., Sept. 80, )8«i3.
General Order, No. —.
The following order has been reoelved at these
Headquarters by telegram from Major General
HlADtJCARTBRa, DISTRICT Or TUXAS,)
Maxioo amo Arizona, J
Basin* Pass, September. 17th, 1803.)
Special Order, No.S59.
Col. Ashbel Smith will at once reorganise his
Regiment, the 2d Texas Infantry, and report
with the utmost potsible dispatch for duty at
By command of M J. Gen. MAGRUDP.R.
Offioial. Albirt N. Mills. A. a. G.
through Brig. Gen. Scurry, Com., etc.
In pursuance of the abovl^order, the members
oi the Sd Regiment Te*at Infantry will report
immediately at Camp Bee/near the city of HoUt-
ton. This order embraces all the members of tbe
regiment: those who were paroled at Vicktburg.
and those «io at the surrender of Vioksbarg wer«*
absent from the regiment on detached duty, by
furlough or for any other oaute whatever.
Furloughs to members of the Sd Texas In-
fantry, Issued by ether officers than from these
heudquarters, are null and will bo diaregxrded;
aud all leaves of abaence and furlought from
these headquarters are hereby revoked. All
members of this regiment will report at once at
Camp Bee for organization and duty.
The enemy have been most gallantly repulsed n „ . UtA.r..h.,.m
from Sabine Pass; they aro still threatening that M?,*,?.;
point. The opportunity now offered to the 2d I ' ,?!! ?>'
CUBBTITCTB fog tbe militia waated. Addrew
O laeptaa-twBtl a.B., air'
STRAY KD OR STOLKX.—Prom oar store ou th.
iSth of September, a bay horse whh^£;£°
branded on the ahoulder 4L. Said horse is about
M or IS hands high, a tolerable good riding horse
paeoa under aad-ilo. and trots In haraeae. A liberal
reward will be paid for hie delivery to us.
* ~ " KEEN dk 00.,
HtAOQrARTkRS Hi strict or Tax as,
Nxw Mexico and Arixoma,
ConfeUerate Steamer Ollflon,
_ , A ^ Sabine Pass, Sept. I , 1803.
General Orders, No.-—. '
#So ■■chef'paragraph IH,8peoialOrder R0
^3v, from these Ht^anquarters, as directoallGun
smiths in the army of Texas to be detailed, and
ordered to report to the Otdiunce officer at Hous-
ton, ia l sreby revoked.
II Officers of the Stuff Department are hereby
ordered to furtiidli direct to these Heodqaartcrs,
at once, a list of the namee and nnmber of men
they bav« returned to their B^glments, under
General Orders, No. 153, from these Headquarters,
dated Houston, Texas, Sept. 18th, 1863. Tbeae
reporta will be fttrniahed immediately.
Any offloqr who folia to fttrniah the atolemauts In
accordance with this order at once, may reet a—
atarod that he will be arreated and hla placo filled
oy an effioer who knowa how t obey orders.
By command of
/a.-« .x MaJor Geneml MAGROD.UB.
(Signed) sept 9g-jt E. P. Tohnbr, A. A. G.
Hbaduoartrrs District or Taxas,
Naw Maxioo ako Amaona/
C. 8. (laU U. 8.) War Steamer Oiifton
Peas, Sept. 18,1603.
General Orders, No. 100.
No certificate of citlaen physician will, under
any cironmstanoee, be entertained at these Head-
quarters, unless acoompauied by aa affidavit
property made before a Notary Public, Clerk,
or Judge of a Oounty or District Oourt.
By command of Maj. Gen. MAGKUDBR.
Bnuowa P. Tonwaa, A. A. Gen. i29-8t
Hsaoucartkrs Distuk t or Texas, )
Naw Maxico amo Arixoma. (
C. B. (late U. 8.) War Steamer Oliftoa, i
Sabine Pass, Sept. 18,1803. )
General Orders, No. 101.
Planters are earnestly requested to aeud with
their handa who are to work on the fortifloationa,
one spade, one ahovel and ono hoe to each nerro
Tney will alao hand axea, if they have them
These implementa will be receipted for by the
engineer Department, and. in oaae of loas or in-
jury, they will be replaced or paid for at their
The great want of worklngtools and Implements
soasions thjp order to be Issued, and it is trusted
that every patrlotio planter will promptly respond
In tho Stateceaatef the Mississippi, whenever
noKroe* were called for, their implements were
required to be brought with them, and were cheer-
fully furnished by their owncre."
By order of M^J. Gen. MAGRUDKR,
W. A. Alston, A. A. G. tSV-3t
Texas of active service in ttfe soil of our own
Stato, will, without doubt, be eagerly embraced,
aad Insure the utmost ponlble promptness in or
ganlzingagain/er duty in the field.
By order of Col. ASHBKL SMITH,
Com'd'g Id Texas Inf.
B E. Lecomptr, Lt. dc Adj. s28—tw3t
Hiao Qdartbrs, District or Texas,)
New Mexico aro Arieora. '
Subsidence Office, >
Near MiUican, Sept. 4,1803.
Application* having been made to tnese Head-
quarters—by planters or this State desirous of ob-
taining a supply of salt for home use, that their
teamt while thus employed may be exempted from
impressment. Notice is hereby given that per-
mite will be granted exempting tbe wagons sm-
ployed In hauling salt ft om imprsssment or Inter.
erenoe,on oondition that one half of the salt thut
transported will be sold to the Government at
ten cents" per pound.
Tbe Government salt to be delivered at tbe
Commissary depot at Hempstead, Capt. Mlnter, A.
O.S.; Harritburg, Major Rlehardson, 0. S.; or
If as well Bro's, Commissary
Eastern Sub-District or Texas.
Houston, Sept. 221, 180S, ,
Officers of the Commissary Department of this
Sub-Dlstriot will observe strictly the following
relative to the issue of flour and hard bread
Flour shall not be be issued except to soldiers
on the inaroh. It will remain in store, to be used
only in emergencies.
No sales Of flour shall be made to officers not on
dnty In the field.
Hard bread shall not be aold to officers,nor Is-
sued to the men, except by order of the Command-
ing Officer of an Army Corps, Division, Brigade,
Regiment, Battalion, or Pott .
H. H. HAYNIE,
Maj. & Chief Com. Eastern Sub-District
WANTED—A situation by a young woman, as
house girl or seamttrets. Address
riA WO persons can obtain seats in a comfortable
X ambulanoe which wrl leave far Brownsville
in a week or two, by applying to
Sept&'KwSt* G. DUMBLB.
~ r- : —
By ttHMM of
Ll«et Gsn. K.KIRBT SMITH.
U.S. /sbtstoe, AitieUBiAdJ't Gea'l Uutt
fjf) 30 paid each for the apprehension of Serg't
B. ROKIB, and private JA9. DOUAB, Cuptalu
P. S. Weston's company H,Texus Kangera. Ro
rie Is aboat 24 vearx old, light complexion, dark
hair, blaok eyes, is .1 feet 8Inches high, and by
oocupaMon a printer. James Doraa Is 26 years of
age.lt 5 feet 8 inches high,dark complexion, black
huhr, and by occupation a rtage driver. Said men
lr.ft this catrp on or aVout the 20th duy of May. By
command or OUSTAVIJ COOK, Lt. Col.
. Commanding Texat Rangsrt.
J. M.Claiborne, A.AdJ't. s'0twit _
DESERTED.—The fnllowiag named Conteripti
having been detailed and employed at team-
sters by John R. White, agent for Maj. N. Hart,
have des«rted frrfm said essploy. District and
Coanty Enrolling Offlcert of tbe State of 'J'exus
are oereby ordered to arrest and send them to the
nearest camp of Instruction:
Perry Hilbert,age 10, height 5fee!8 Inches,eyot
blue, hair light) residence Titus county, carolled
li Titus county.
E. 0. Scott, age 85, height 5 rest 0 Inches, eves
blue, hair light, rtsldenoe Tltut county, enrolled
In Titut county.
J. W. White, age 10, height 5 feetO loohct, «yet
dark, hair dark, residence Titus county, enrolled
In Titus county.
J. D- tlugglne, ago 37, height 5 fcetS Inches,
eytt blue, hair black, rotMenoe Lafayette county,
Ark., enrolled in Marion county.
J. G. Batler, age 25, height feet 1 inch, eyes
blue, hali dark,residence Lafayette county, Ark.,
enrolled In Titut coanty.
G. W. Adcock, age 30, height ,ri reet 8 Icchn.
eyes gray, ha r dark, residence Lafayette county,
Ark., unrolled in Marion county.
D. W. Potter, Ugo Mi, height 5 feet 11 tnohes,
eyes blue, lisir light, resldenoe Lafayette county,
Ark., eurollsd In Marion county.
A.J. 0. Bread, life 35. heights fe<-t II Inches^
eyes bioo. hair dark, realdeaco Lafayt'tte County,
Ark., enr«ll«d In Marlon county.
C. P. Vletds, age 37, height 0 fset, eyes blue,
balr light, residence LefayeUe oouuty, Ark.,on
rolled In Marlon coanty.
II I* ^rowti,#^ |Nt height n hut I Inch, eves
bleu, hair dark, residence LafayeU* county, Art.,
enrolled in Marion county.
David Rama, age 30, height 0 feat I lech, eyes
b'ue hair dark, residence Lafayette county, Ark.,
enrolled In Marlon oouniy.
A. J Buusep, age tfl, height 5 feet lOlaohes,
eyet dark, hair devk,residreee Lafayette oounty,
Ark., enrol lad la Mai leu tuuoty.
liyorder <Jf JOHN B. POMD.
Col. A i'rm'd'l of Oeaetrlplt.
M li, K. Vin* i,s, 1.1 * Dels King officer,
agents; or at the Rail Road depot nearest the resi-
dence of the plantir for shipment to one of these
points; in which latter oase the receipts or the
Rail Ro&d agent will be forwarded to tbe Depot
Commissary to whom the ealt is shipped, who will
pay for the salt at the above named rates, when in
funds,If not, by certified Vouehois to be paid on
the receipt of funds Tbe receipt of the Depot
Commissary will be forwarded to thlaOffice at ev,
idence of the oomplotlon of the agreement.
.The teamt engaged in hauling salt will not be
impreeted, except in caset of extreme emergency;
inch an emergeney at would render them liable
under any and all oiroumttahces'. •
By command of
Maj. Gen. J. BANKHEAD MAGRPDKR.
_ B. B. PanuLETOR.
scpt22-U3t UaJ. dc O. B.
Hxadqctarters, District or Texas, New)
Mexico aho Arizona,0. late U. S.
Steamer " Clirton," Sept. 10th, 1803
General Orders, No.—
I. All persons representing themselves to be
Government Agents for the purchase of ootton,
will be compelled, on reaching the Kio Grande, t>>
produce proofs before Brig. Gen. Bee, MaJ.Rus
sell.Q. M.. or their representatlvee: or, in pant-
log San Antonio, or Eagle Pats, to Major Diokiu-
tonorhis representatives', that the cotton whieh
they detlre to take out of the country, is bona tide
the property of the Government, and not that or
private individuals. This measore is deemed es-
sential in order to prevent any fraud being prao
Used on the Government, and no honest agent ean
objeot to it, as it will relieve him from the onus ot
being cUssed with rogues.
II. All Government officers who are epgaged In
the purchase of oetton, not excepting those of the
Nitre Bureau, and others acting noder authority
irom Rlohmood. are ordered hereby to publish in
the principal papers of the State thn names of their
agents and tuh-.genis— furthermore to forward a
list of the aame to thee Headquarters. This is In
order to prevent the holders of cotton from tell
ing to falte agentt, who have, in many catet, ills
alleged, swindled both the Government and the
Government officer! are fequtred to furnlth tbelr
agents for purchasing ootton with written author-
ity, and planters are requested not to tell to any
who cannot thow wr'tten and reliable authority.
By command of
MAJ. GEN. MAGRUPER
W. &, Alston,Capt and A A. Gen
s*pt 22 -tw3t.
AN INTERESTING BOOK.—The Hl#t-ry ol
. the 4th Texas Regiment, and Sketches of
Hood't Brigade,from Ite organisation le and in-
cluding tbe Rattle of Predetfokebarg ; by Rev.
N. A. Dtvla, Chaplain of the 4th Texaa. A more
intereatlngand valuable hook, aepart of the his-
tory of the w*r, has not been written. It should
b« read by every Textan. Kent by mail poot paid ■
Price-*-$35tl uer hundred ; $42perdosen; tingle
copy 94. Aadrest A. 0. GRAY,
s22—tw3t* or W. T. BATTBHSON.
RblWARD,—Strayed from the utder-
gned, on Clear Oreek, two brown horse*,
one a ttaillon, three years old, bad a short rope
oo when be left; tbe other a gelding, 4 years old,
had on wheo be left a hair rope halter: both
branded IT joined ; were raised by A.W. Hood,
of Independence, Washington county, Texas. I
will give the above reward to any one tbat will
take them un so 1 can get them Address me at
Houston, Texae. S2i-t*3t W. II. GLASS.
|>HA/.0HLAND FOR tiAI.M.—I
13 Cmte ifiato mon^y, a tract ol la: d
will sell cheap fur
la: 4 '•onsi«tlni ni
6 V) ac res, SAO <1 wlilca' lies In Brntuh Hollni, the
l/olin o-i In th • prarle. Sal I Und lien in the lowi-r pa I
or M iu. d I'rarlo iri llarienou comity, and Is a linn
filace for sUck *n w-W as a K'joti isrui. Kur psrticn-
*r<s|itil)r In I'.lKr (Vo*« at llrviibitin, *h« t« mi.
thor'ted to sell. sep'JStwS.*.
BOMTOCK h Co., Cotton Brokers, Stic •
ingead Commission Msrcbsuts,Brownsville
In itoustou—Messrs W.
Ivm to tl>s
chan'flse. Transportation charges advanced
'IMiK subscriber wtehee to hire a ge«a i-o«k i
a alee, s good Washer, Irouer aad H<wtt Ser-
vant slft-leJt 0. B OU KOOKY.
snd MatimorM. Agents In Houston—1
B. Sorley A Co. Prompt atunUon ft
sties of Cotton, and orders for purofa
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