The Texas Almanac -- "Extra." (Austin, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 74, Ed. 1, Tuesday, March 31, 1863 Page: 1 of 1
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AUSTIN TUESDAY MAllOH 81 1363.
IN ADVANCE OF THE MAIL.
Texas Almanac Extra.
Pullihvl on TuMdaya ThunduymSi &iturduyn
BY D. RICHARDSON.
ffOtr KxproaS arrived this morning at
6 o'clock with tlio Houston papers ofyc&tor-
dnv. Tiio "Telegraph " contains a lring string
ofdWpiitcho" received by Pony Express and
telegraphed from Beaumont on the 27th but
thoy contain no news of importance. The
latest dates are Richmond .and Charleston
JOtli Tort Hudson 21st and Vicksburg 25th.
Alexanpriv Ma-c'i 25 A KntJivlUo dl-fpatch
to tin) Northern proas sbyi "Our trohp-i fought
valiontly tit jirniiKiin until uieir uivimutiiiin'i win
exhausted Our lo-si In killed unJ. "vyourttloij iu
ot mated at three hundrod and wo lost nbout 1000
lir.lgu s army is in uuiici utmuuiuu uuu uubirr
organized Irt livriior heavier and more bunt upjti
the mis-do'" than It has evur b oti before
Tlin TKtn1oti Timo states Unit betwoon 500000 nnd
6OJ.O00 pounds of tho coutoinplutcd .lUv.inco tf 30UO.
U00 pounds to tho Coufcil'irutx (Snvorninutti h.is been
ncgotltt'Mi ut I'm H mid rratuciort uy .Messrs. Jbrtmii-i
Tho Manchester Uituctin 6 the lSth snjs Van
Dorn'n ciptiuc of fl.vj'Yiihkco njgllnonts about 25 JO
mon at Thompson's fetation on yesterday is truu
Threo hundred and fifty Yahkeet posted at Mount
Sterling K.y. worn route I on tilt IGlii by a regiment
of Morgan's cavalry under Col. Olarko.
Tliu following porsotis bolonglug to Wan I'd Texas
Legion tlietl in tho Ilospitul ul Grenada during tliu
mouth of February 1&03: D. Forb-s ll. r. Shamble
J. Finch W. A. llallM. S DoprleSt and I ego Lopez.
Panola March 10. Reinforcements aro tep rted
coming dowu tho I'a and heavy arrivals of troops
aro reported ut Memphis from above. Thu ro ids are
drying but hto rivers oiiliuuu diilicult to cross.
Panola. March 17. 'lhe Federals wore ut Hernando
lutcvenitur. Thov dostroyed tho county records.
m.ule a general jail dhlivery and stole all tho horses
and negroes that cauui within their reach. Thu
Yankee fleet is Ijing quiet below I'ort Hudson. The
oflicors captnreil from the Mississippi were II M.
jont.iini' t'apt. L'. S. murine; John Brown engineer
and It. B Francis tuiiUhlpjn.iu. There were also
tnlmti 50 Rf.imftil.
L- Three fourths of tho treasure ftSportod frpmS.in
Francisco now go to Europe instead ot ttio unit
ed Stutes as heretofore.
On the 8th thirty steamers were' seized at St.
Louis lor Government u'sb. They nr to bo used
in transporting Federal troops fratn Missouri and
Arkansas down tho river.
Tho alx boats which attempted to pass Port
Hudson wore tho sloop tlnrtfordr 20 guns; Mo
......l.V.l.t Iftimnd- l?l..hi-nrrl OO.rtt.. irnnlVnt
HUv?nnf.a r. tmnrt: frnnhinit Ounessuo. 5 crnns. and
sloop Mississippi 02 guns. Thoir futo is riot
Thero is no perceptible change in tho fleet at
The river is at a stand still.
The YankecB are dying off very fast.
Tho Federal Senate adjourned on tho lSth.
(Nothing Is known of lute movements on tho part
of the onemy in tho Tallahatchie OrTjpprfTTazoo
ozcent that no aotivo demonstrations Ijavo neon
in.ule. Tholatjst uosnunti from Vicksburg state
I th.it tho fiool has almost ontiroly disappeared tor
what purpose is not Known.
On the 10th thero wore al Hilton Uend threo
iron clads 3 frigates 18 gunboats and 112 trans-
I pj:u- ........ ...... 'uu..
UObcncranz nas certainly uccu reiniorceu wim at
least 20000 troops.
General lllndman has boon ordcrod to report at
Vicksburg. Gen. Frost has tecu brdcred to take
temporary command in his stead.
Chief Justice Lowrt-y of Pennsylvania has de-
cided that Confederate privateers are not pirates.
Tho ltetribntloii during her late eruse captured or
destroyou six Yankee vessdls.
1'anota. Mnrch 13. Maior Illvthe. witlieominnnd.
attacked tho Foderals at Ueruanilo and routed tlium
killin" and wounding several lie hud one man
A dispatch fioin Memphis dated the Stli says tho
rebels were slowly hhelling tliu forces at work on the
canal opposite Vicksburg nt the (Into of tho latent
advices'from tho 'Federal fleet and caubing consider-
able annoyance. . . .
Lieut. Commander Smith Ms"in command of the
tUv-t and Gen. Hoss In command of tho land forces.
Gold was quoted in 2Sqw York on tho Wth at
OiiARLnsroy ifarch 18. The "Wilmington
Journal says threo largo transports passed
Capo Fear bar on Thursday bound South.
The decks wens crowded with troops sup-
posed to be reinforcements for attacking
On tho 10th. gold was soiling in Richmond
P nt -1 dollars premium therobj' requiring 500
Confederate Treasury notes in exchange of
$100 in gold. '
Tho Confederates had made a raid into
Fairfax Courthouse and captured General
Stoughton. Hallook said there were 20.000
desertions from Hooker's army during Feb.
Tho Detroit negro troubles continue and
it is thought tlio withdrawal of the'sdldiorsi
would bo followed by renewed rioting.
Secretary Ghaso has gone to Now York it
is reported for tho purpose' of borrowing
Applicants for passports to leave the coun-
try havo to swear that they have not been
drafted or mustored into service- and also to
give bond of one thousand dollars.
Reports from Murfreosboro' of tho 1 1 th
state that Quinby's division which had boon
forced to loavo Young's Point on account at"
water hod stopped at Yazoo Pass.
Hriirhnm Yiiiiiiu has been arresu-d. under thn Hnn.
('resslonal polygamy not and required to give 3200O
In tho Ule election in Xow Hampshire tlio Demo-
emtio uandldato for Governor came within 700 of a
inalnvlty nvur Imth thu Union and Itonublionn eanili-
dutix. us tho Constitution requires 11 majority of iliu
popular tin 1.11 tHMH
Pour Hudson March 21. lteports of tliu sinking
ot the aloup.of-iy.ir Richmond from Injuries received
in thu IK'llt of tin I5th'int: pruviil.
yesterday the onoiny Ihvd at our transports with
lonj range guns without ('fleet.
Some uutiviU lias prevailed among the enemy's
tinnsporls the Inst two tiny.
Di'stfrtorH are contlnnully cornlns In. Thov con-
firm previous reports of the demoralization of hanks'
Gen. Luring litis wJiipped the enpmv back from
Fmt I'femborton. Tliey aro now In full retreat for
the Ynroo Pas.
ItiCUMONii .March 20 The reported fnx bill pro-
vldos for r.dilug one hundred mllllms by a levy tax
ol'ono per ro.it on groS fal ; One on grosS pi"0tlt;
one on salary; on all under fl tern hundred dollars
tw; on all over th.it amount one In value ol prop
crty etc. No 0110 I to bo taxed but once on the
Hiiini prrtp-'tty Income or ptollts.
KiiEiiuiuKsuuuo March 2). Northern date of the
IStli h ive bui'ii lecelved. Rumor-i nro still rife of
thu ovacuiitiou or Vicksburg. Tt Is supposed that the
grcalor'part of tho rebels would go to Cliiidaiiooun
and overwhelm Rosenrranz The Now York I'lmc-t
suy4 a ci'inbined uttsck on V'lekplutrg may be looked
fir dully for it will b. impossible for Grant to leave
his men and vessels in tho Yazoo expedition w'horc
th '.v are now.
M. Gaillaidet writtis from Paris on the 2Tth of
Feljruary that an insurrection has broken .ont in
Hungary corresponding 'with that in lMlan.il lib
lniinUoim a rumor that the Fecneh- limperor will
recall thu army frOui Mexico Mid treat with Jiiu.ru..
The report madu'by Gun. .Fircry of tlupopularty if
the Mexican President inhrtres his recognition by
universal sutlVaKe. It is added that the French
Emperor wishes to avoid a conflict with the Northnru
Suites though tho aid thuy offer in Mexican afl'aiis
creates unplesant relations between Seward and
Mercler as well as tho iufius.il of tho Washington
cabinet tho last proposition of France.
Dispatches I ruin W.ishinijton Htuto '.hat a hirfu
Confederate force Is uncaiupod in tho Bhonandoah
Valley fiotv.-con Nov.' Market and BlninM Jt.
says Gon. L'jo's army lias not ben weakened.
All who visit Now Orleans from thu ngo of IS
inward are required tj tko tlio oath of allogl
unco to tho r.iiicoln Uovurnmont
Aluxanduia March 27th 3 l'. -M Farragut had
a fUht of seven hours duration a Warrant in. Ho
d'd us munli harm but got well pappere I afiiin in
return. IIu fion wont" on to tliu niont'i of tho
ditjh and signalled ull night but received no res
p )uso Ho now lies there alone in liis glory. Tlio
reason ho received no reopjnB0 w.n becauso tho
Yankees hn."o all loft Young's Point Tho Con-
federatos cut tholovo'' ubovo tho Point in several
idac-s 11 d ilm led the whole country. The water
is ruining into the ditch eI1uwiih lengthways
and every oilier way po tho abolltiouista l.nvo
boon compelled to abandon tiio enterprise.
Natciik.. March 23th. Theio is a report in
town this a m.. that a vosBid ww nnk while at
tempUhg to pnai Vicksburg. All on board por
Hlled Aui.thor paused badly crippled. Fiom 3
tj hAlf past livo tills- lnorniiiL' a tromondouu can-
nonading was hoard here. It Is thought to bo the
Hir Nil nt Grand G-ilf.
Alexandria March lit Scout have brought in-
formation o New Iberia and I'raukUn thattlui Yj ti-
ke -s are fastev.icu-tting tliy siuthu n portion of this
iStufrt. Uerwicks Hay is now entirely clear of them.
Desertort report tliat thoy thiulc Hon. Sibley com-
mands a dlvi-tjon of200(!0 inon.
AlimiLx. March 2L. the Tribune has rs'liablo4ufor-
mutloh from Ve'hsucola stating that that city lias
been evacuated by order of It.iuks to roiuforcd'tho
'jljo ub-ditiotiists burned from GO to 4) houses in
the city before leaving tak'ng nil the negroaa to
ViPKSnumi Mutch 2ii. An attempt was niado to
p.iss the Vicksburg batteries this morning wbon one
Federal gunboat was sunk and ono passed in a dis-
Four gunbo!it3 came up to the town at sun'rise.
Two attenipt.-d to' pas-.; ono was blink with nil n
bourJ tho other lies at tho mouth of the canal ap-
Mobile Mnrch"23. Olllciitl rntelligoncQrbas.)ieo"n
n ceived- of the evacuation of I'onsacola by the otiouiy
Thoy now occupy only lite Navy Yard und Forts
llirancasnnd I'ickotis. The pirrison of the town
with all others that could bo spared nave been sent
to Qgit. Hanks.
A Coinmitteo of members oloctod to the Lincoln
0Ugre-Hv bus Usttod a oliunl'r calling all IJemo-
ciatri wboliavo hi.:iib In tho uex' house to moot In
Now Yov.k oi' thu 8tli of March for the purpo.-e
ot coiiHult.uiuii on liatioi'aiaQa is.
Tho Fed'rl House ndjitirned !ne die on the4th
and tho Samite co.uo e 1 in es r HO-i-i(in tho mnio
daj' tho newly elec-ed iiiombor.s being D 'mocrals.
Captain Kiitride ajain Captured to j ether
with Fifteen other Yaaktes. Lieut. Gunldiii
Poisoned in a most Diabolical nwnner.
Under this flaming heading tho ".News"
publishes tho following extraordinary ac-
count purportinge'to havo been written by
ono of our officers present and sent py Kx-
press. The '-.Telegraph" doubts its authen-
ticity ami says; if correctly dated it boats
the ponies all to pieces. The letter is dated
Flour lllulfs March 27th and says:
Yesterday Lieut. Conklin of the artillery
with ten men went out to Shoot some birds
of rare plumage tnat havo recently appeared
on our coast wishing to procure thoir feath-
ers for ornaments. While on Padro Island
they discovered two launches lying near tho
beach and upon further examination dis
covered Capt. Kittridgo and llfteen of his
mon Willi their arms stacked busily engaged
in destroying tho salt works belonging to
James Gurry. Our party approached within
oiib ' hundred yards of thorn rushed upon
th'em from behind' a ljijl which'had concealed
them from tho eno'm3r and demanded a- sur-
render. 'They wore taken ' by surprise apd
after o fovV minutes hositattbn tho whole
party surrendered without a drop of blood
A'ter tho surrender Capt. Kittridgo pro-
posed to drink a glHss of liquor as he felt
nervous after the excitement; and asked Lt.
.Oouk-lin to join him. Tho Lt. hardly ever
touched' litiuor ofntiy kind but' being insist
ed on consented to drink littlo 'dreaming of
tho treachery of his foe. Two glasses al
ready prepared wore brought which they
drank. In about twenty minutes after they
had drank he was suivsed with a birrning in
tho stomach and giddiness ill the head tho
last symptom waH rcommon when he drank
liquor at all but tho lirst alarmed him and
ho iinmedi.itoly sent for tho doctor to tho
post hi the meantime the symptoms iu-
creased in intensity until ho was driven mad
by the pain ho feln. When the physician
arrived it was too late to do anything for
him; he soon after died wild and raving
like u man with the inania pota.
On being charged by tho pyhyslelan with his
diabolical act ho cboly replied that nil ndvnntnccs
were fair In war; that ho hail mot Lieut Conklin
several times beforu and that It was much easier to
kill such with whiskey thnn with powur und lead or
the swoi d ; that he hud tried It and found it so.
Bitch unblushing afl'rontery ntld image brutality
is almost without a parallel.
Capt. Klttridge is now in tho custody of tho civil
law and will be dealt with us his crime deserves.
Tho otlU't-pri-soncrfi will bo siittt to Brownsville
Capt. Kiftridgo denies that there was any poison
nut In the liquor; this however will bo determined
by a post mortem examination of tho deceased.
More anon. J. M.
- . i ..
Casn<ics of the Texas Hungers in tho late
iiattlo before illurfrci'sunro.
Co. A. Killed A Medf'ord; wounded G. B. Boau-
tnoutin shoulder severely; AStoueham musing;
one horse killed and thrt'o wotltitled. Co. B. Wottn-
dud Lieut. W. A. Hiarp. in the hands of tlio eitumy.
J. O. Katfa slightly ; Ji. Thomas slightly; J. Mulvcr
6ovctely; Chas. Cossje severely ; .1. Harris slL'litly ;
W. Hendricks J. S. Staurt. 1. 'Harris andWin.-Ward
missing ; J. w. Hill slightly wounded.
Co. O. Corp. 15. F. Bttrris wounded in the arm ;
piivato J. C. Pybos slightly in the leg; F. G.
Ketinedy W. M. Slaughter missing.
Co. D. Private J. P. Billlngsley wounded in arm
severely; D. 1). Nahn in thigh "severely; Sam Frced-
burgur wuiindud in two places; K. K. Kc-Otor Rovero-
ly in arm in the hands of theenetny ; Wayne Hamil-
ton in thigh severly ; P. M. Malliro in thigh severe-
ly; It. B. Ships misMng; Ord. Scrgt. J. W. Hill and
private P. J. Watkins captured.
Co. K Lieut It. S. Davis wounded inarm slightly;
A. H. Oilier killed; privates Byid Hall und Cojnp-
Co. L Private D. J. Blair and M. Klmbel woun-
ded Lieut. Win. Ellis und privato It. 1). Burns
Co. I. Lieut. J. II. P.mamoro wo'ttded in heel
slightly; Lieut. Wm. E. Jones in fo'ot; privato J. E.
Hardy arm fractured ; Henry Stevens lnnrin; Sam
Jackhon arm broken: S. II. Demmott wounded
suverelv in foot.
Co. K Sergt. A. L. Baines killed; Sexgt: I. S.
Cru.nps wounded in leg severely; privato 'J'. O.
Goulder in hand buvoiely S. M. Dennis; J. B.
Mathews and S. lipperson u issins.
Co. H. Frivjte t-. Ga'.Iahu wounded sliglitlv
Howthei S. D. Palmer and Etigune Gillin taken
Capt. J. T. Walker Inspector Gen. killed. Sews.
Col. linrnettof tlio Arkansas army informs the
"Telegraph" that the report of the retaking of
Arkansas Post by the Federals is unfounded tlio
Colonel having seen two of his men from the Post
who left on tho 13th inst
He says ' our troops in Arkansas aro occupying
from tho Post town to Nivpoleon with artillery und
cavalry tho distance bolnjrncar thirty miles. From
tho Post to Pine Bluff wo'have our infantry scattered
in siililciutit numbers to gtrird and protect the
on.... t...r 'l'l..a la .... it.inllf fit fill f-.- tt.-. rV-
UUl.k. AI-V.4V ... -.V UWMWV W ... .MVV bl.. IjlC
army of Arkansas though not engaged in as active
service as they could have desired have been tho
salvation of the country in that particular region.
Tliu enemy have had front 2j to yo000 troops at
litilcn.u hut our tnen being Sent luiletactiea cotupun
ics to i watch their movements theycould not even
forage without sending out a whole brigade and the
provisions obtained were in stroll quantities that
th y were often consumed by the brigade before ra
turning to their encampment.
The health of our troops is better than at anytime '
sitjeo they have boon stationed in Arkansas and Col.
B. reports them to bo well satisllod and in most ex-
cellent spirits. Tho great cry about the number of
our men going homo without leave seeing to huvo
subsided and from the botirco wo have received our
information wo aro satisfied gu-.it.in justice" has been
done our army. There were sonic live or six hundred
soldiers belonging to Arkansas who In passing
through the country whore they lived were denied
the privilege of going homo to obtain clothing ifcc.
nnd did leavu without being i'urlottghed but our in-
formant says the great body of them were in their
places again in a few days.' Tho number from Texas
who left weio comparatively few :nnl tho rumors
we have heard were predicated rather upon tho fears
of such desertions than thu reality."
CST" The Alexandria Democrat Extra of tho 21st
(.'Ives the following patticuliirs of the attack on
Port Hudson and tliu ropulbe'of the Federals:
Tlio enemy w ith seven of their best boiita.uiul six
mortar crafts cummenoi"! ti; btmiburdinuul ubout 1)
o'clock Saturday night which was kept up v Ith inces-
sant fury and vigr.for fyur hours when with-sevon
vessels thoy attempted to t'orco" iheir way past our
batteries. The result was that tho Hartford the
Flag 'Ship of Rear Admiral Earragut with tlio
Moiiong.ihelu lashed to her side were successful in
running tho fiery gauntlet. The remainder of tho
fleet did not furu so well. The. Mississippi was en-
tirely destroyed. She was a first class side-weeol
boat mounting ten guttsand lli02tunshurthcn built
at Philadelphia in 1611. Tho Richmond another of
thn repulsed crafts lias boon badly damascd. She is
a second class screw vessel mounting foiirtoen guns
and 1200 tons burthen. Tho entire fleet havo left
for below. Our loss is Insignificant being one killed
and eight wounded. The loss of the enmity is placed
at ver two hundred this information being gained
from tho jirisoners of the Mississippi.
The Hartford is a second class scrow vossq1v four-
teen gtms und 101)0 tons. She and her eonso(it1the
caino uti to.tlie mouth bf Re'd Biver
nnil remained thero about 23' hours and have trono
above the main object belri'g to eommunlcnto with
their upper fleet. While at tlio mouth their work-
inon 'Nvere busy with tlio bA'w nnd hammer repairing
As i;eghrd3 the grand land attack on I'ort Hudson
tlio nr-iiv hcaiUM "by "Banks himself cshno within
three; miles of the place and .left in ratlter a speedy
hnrry leaving behind Innumerable knapsneks can-
teens Aic. We sujqioso 'they- have a turned to get a
better "start. jVoiis prrrofls.
J" .Tho lianchuro'.' . speqial corrcsnondotit.
writing front Brownsville under dafetif thu 1 ith
savs : ' that thero.is iiotone article ol'necessity or lu-
urv unloved before thu war. which c-innot bo obtained
now; that this'perhnps Is the only place in ourjllmlts
where gold and silver eirpulatcs us tho only currency;
but. on the other hand It' is the' driest dullest
nnd dreariest spot inbabltad by human beings; that
when money and patriotibin tiro weighed the latter
kicks the beaut ; that when our Confederate issues
is taken into tho market the aforesaid finds Itself
nowhere ; nnd further that when the rights of tho
(flti.cn is onoroitched upon by unwarranted assump-
tions in a pertain quarter in this place there is not
a voice raisod to put a stop to tho outrage"
.To our Subscribers.
About two weeks ago wu uotit bills to most
of oar aulisctlbers in tho country who aie in ar-
rears nnd published u notlci tlmt we should bo
coin polled to discontinue tho?o who did not remit
us their subscriptions. To tilth cull auino imve
responded nud sonio havo not therefore wo have
concluded after thlfl issuo to stop nil papers in-
discriminately hereafter that are not paid up. It
is Impossible for us to inako out- bills und hoikI
thorii to our subscribers as they fall duo there-
fore wo nro compelled to ndi pt this plan us tho
only alternative loft us. Wu know that wo shall
probably loso several good subscribers but wo
catittol uflbrd to furnish our piper on a credit as
wo havo yet to sec tho llrst dollar wu have tuiidu
since wo commenced publishing our "Extra."
ToOouin.'i'ONUKNTS. The communication nlgn-
od 'all i-oldioiji families'1 from Bui county relat-
ing to cotton cards must be no ompauled by bo.uo
responsible name when It will bo published.
ESS1" Lieut. J. M. Crockett announces him-
self as a candidate for Governor :n tlio Dal-
las Herald. Ho promises to lay boforo the
people in due time a circular presenting his
viowsupon tlio aspect of affairs.
JSP The San Antonio Herald is out for
Hon. M. M. Potter for Governor and says
"ho is just the man for the tiinos." As yet
we nave natl no intimation tnat lie will be
a candidate but wo presume aftorthe hand-
some call ho lias received from the citizens
of Bexar county he will come out and state
his intentions so that his friends may bo
B3" We have had a Norther upon us for
tho.last few days and fears were entertained
that we should havo a frost but so fur there
has been nothing to interfere with the growth
of the young crops wind. "everywhere give
evidence of an early and abundant harvest.
Reports from all parts of tho country indicate
most favorable prospects.
sT Dates from Galveston of tho 25th published
in the '."Telegraph" eay "tho Brooklyn has been
ciulsing to tho eastward. Two gunboats keep com-
pany In blockading. A tJde-wdieel steamer sup-
posed to bo a mail boat uriived yeah rdiiy a. in.'
ST--W. T. Yancy late editor of the lndianola
Bulletin died in Houston on Friday last. At the
ttnifiot itts death he was employed as foreman in
tlio "News" ollice.
JSsT1- The "Telegraph" contradicts the report wo
copied from the "News" in our last issue of a reduc-
tion in the price of goods nnd says "flax tluu.id is
-MS peril). imperials -tt 75'a)$.i100per yiud. printing
paper $50 per ream linseed oil $20 per gallon and
fHO and everything else in proportion."
XST" Tho "Telegraph" reports a great deal of ty-
phoid pneumonia In Houston and says several cases
havo terminated fatally.
The Cotton Biii.
Tho Huntsvillo "Item" aftr commenting in
rather a facetious strain on our remarks in relation
to tho defeat of the cotton bill bv the "Telegraph"
through the ubb of our Express asks us to "' let the
world and thu lest of mankind krut.w Miiucthing of
the horrors they have unwittingly been saved. from."
The Item we suppose will admit that every man
has a right to manage his property according to his
own judgment so long as he does not conlliel.-with
the intersts of others. Such .being the case we
should like to know bow tho Legislature can override
the Constitution und prescribe to any citizen what
ho shall do and what ho shall not do with his own
without establishing a precedent that would soon
lead to a state of .despotism which we have ..-been
nov lighting for two years to get rid of. We think
the horrors wo read of in the. North should be a
sufficient answer to tho " Item" what may result
from the first step towards sotting aside tho" Consti-
tution and its guaranties. It was upon this broad
ground that we based our opposition to ttte cotton
bill from tliu lirst. wui unanna'itnUonitl. Ak n
'violation of our most sacred lights wo opposed it
and also as a matter of expediency we emtio see no
good to be derived from it. Tho tanner who is pro-
vented from planting cotton is not going to plant
more corn in consequence. Wc cannot legislate
patriotism into that man who does not believe in it
any more titan wo can leigslato Confedetato money
into gold.or silver ptlir Suites which the 'Item"
says havo passed restriction-laws must shoulder
their own responsibilities. Wc are not to be guided
by what other States do anymore than the editor of
tho Item is to bu guided by us as to how ho shall
mako up his paper. Besides we aro differently
situated fipm all other States. Wohuvafor our
next door neighbor? a nation with whom wo are at
peace und from whpm. we have boen deriving most of
our supplies Bineo tuo war commenced giving our
.cotton in"exchange. It is our only dependence with
which to purchase arms and munitions of wnr us
well as army and other supplies. Cutoff our supply
of cotton and what would becnino of us should the
war last a year or two longer of which thet e is now
every probability ? Wo will venture to say the
paper tlio "Item" is now printed. on was bought for
cotton. There is hardly a single article that lias been
imported slnpo the blockade was established that
1ms not been bought wRh cotton and yet forsooth
the .Legislature must bo sustained In trying to do
what other Slates havo done which havo" not an
outlet for a Binglo bale. Apart from its unoonsti-
tulionallty the cotton hill had it bi-como a law
would havo been a curse to the country ; and though
wo.do not assume to take any credit in having it
defeated we claim to have furnished tho means
through which tho casting y-otu which killed it in
tho bennte was obtained.
Wo may also hero remark injustice to those who
battled manfully against this measure or nearly two
weeks thatSenator llarcottrt of Colorado conUibuted
largely towards keeping tho bjll from passing thnf
body. lHs munly'straightforward pqurso in "meet-
ing every issue that was made to engineer tho bill
through was th( theme of genera! admiration und
to ins citorts is tno cputury mainly liuiepteu lor pro-
trucking t)io btrugglo till it ivns killed by tho vote of
Mr. Jordan who was informed by Kxprpshow matters
stood. If any credit is due In obtaining Mr. Jordan's
vote the "Telegraph" is entitled to it and It is only
toido justico to others whom we had overlooked in
our forraeriitotlce of tno bill that wo have been in--duced
q answer tho Ttemls inquiry as wo cannot
believe our'frieiiil Georgo Is not'u true nud loyal clti-.zi-ii
who would maintain tlio Constitution and tho
luws ui mi nuzaiuB unu to tuo lust OMrctimy.
Th.o Inderal Bonato hln passdd ah act reviving
(he statute of 1701 p-eyintlng corrot p mdenco
with tho enemy. It Imposes penalties in the
shape of due und Imprisonment for vl jlatlon of .ho
The Sepalo has rofiifol to ooullrni tho nppolni.
inettiof 150Uhaplains to the Kodoral army. Tho
l ornlniitlous wore made during tho rouod?. Piety
is at a dUoDunt.
5T A correspondent of tho "Nows " writing
from Lilllo Uock under date of Fob. 20th cnya:
"Gun. Hindmati's popularity does not uooin to
have incroii'-cd riutoh olnoo wo ciuno here espo-
daily with Texans. It is said ho will go to tho
other side of tho Mississippi. Col. Ochiltree hn-j
receiitlj returned from Texns and bus joined hi
command llo has proved hlmolf a nv st fill-
clout olUcer und liis regiment has. dotln excellent
service In tills State. Col. Uarlor is llkowleo
a ntOst i n valuable btlc r hilwvys in tho saddle
watchful energetic and perfectly tourlohu Ho
and Col Glddlngs with their oxccllont reglmurii
of cavalry havo contested the palm with Par-oiVu
slid doMorVooqnnl pralso. To see Curler with his
cootiBkiti cap. Ills tiuer blanket mid top boots
purchnsed by him in Helena ono would loudly
recognize thoglltedand eloquent preacher ol the
Gospel in Texas."
tsar Wo tiro authorized to anno nice Geti. T. J.
CHAMBERS us a ottiidiciita for the-omoo-of
Governor of Texas.
llKtni)UAUTBK8 W.U.KKIt'8 DIVISION
Pit.o B uti" Ark. Mm eh 0th 13 S. i
Bl'KCIAL Old) Ml jSo. 30.
I. In accordance with instt notions from .tho
ofllco of tue Adjutant and Impeotor Gruerpi
Bchinond Capt. M. II. Bowers ol 10th Regiment
Texas Infantry ih.horoVy detailed on tecrniling
service for tho rcgltnonU comprlHing.tho brigade
to which he holonts.
II. Capt. Boworp will report to Brigadlor Gon.
McCu.louli for instructions tw to tho In et point In
Texas at which to eutublWh his reoruitiug station.
III. Every oncouragemont will bo offered con-
sistent with tho hiwa and regulations of the ser-
vice nnd by kind treatment asd by arguments
addresMid lo the patriotism and i-onso of" duty of
the oitizjtiB to induce them to enter tho service of
their country. Such persons us nro liable to con-
scription will bo allowed to join any company und
regiment within the command in which the re-
in uiilng olttcor may bn serving. In liku manticr
such persons as aro within connoript iu'Ps and
who ninv conif forward und oiler thi'mselvi's for
1 seivico will bo allowed all the benefits which ate
secured by law to volunteois.
By order of MAI GENT. WALKKK.
K. P. "Maclay A. A. A. Gen.
liKAL-QUAinr.iis McCut. loch's Biugaob I
Cump Wright Mnrch 11th ISfiU.
It Ik the opinion of tho Commanding Guioral of
this Briundo that Auntin Texas in the most suit-
able place for a recruiting Btation for thin Btiuade
thurufoio Capt. M. II. Bowors will establish liim-
sol at that place.
' By order of BRIG. GEN". McOULLOCII.
B K. Benton A A. Gen.
In obedtent e to the foregoing nrdor 1 have oc-
tabliehod a l ecru ting station :t Ausliti Texas
and can bo Joutid nt F. W. Chandler's ofllcu.--Thoso
desiring to enlist In any company' or regi-
ment belonging to Gen. McCullooli's brigade can
leport to me at this place They will bo entitled
to bounty and transportation to the command.
Tho brigado cOtislt-ts Of Flournoy's FltzbuibV
WaterTiouR' and Allen's infantry lui n-nt.
Also" "Morgan's fquudron of cavalry nnd Edgar's
battery of artillery. ' M. U. BOWERrf
mar3l 4t-4t Recruiting Oillcer.
roHK annual mpctlni'.of the stock holders of
-L TV IV. IV . O Rf W. comiimV. will b.V lir.1.1
at tlio oirico of Baid company in liarrisburir on
Wednesday lite 16t'i day of April 1803 ut 10
o'clock a. M. - J. S3. SULLIVAN dtcy.
. . NOTICE TO E3TU0LLIXG OFl'ICKUS.
rpiIJC uuilorBignqd Ex-nniniug: Surueous notify
-1- yon Wm N. ITuidemun Enrolling Olllcur
for the County of Travis that they will Jio nt
Austin of fan! County on tho 25th nnd 2?tb dny
of April 180 1 for tho purpose of oxaininiim all
Conscripts claiming oxptnption from pliycinal or
mental.dis.ibilityv and you aro.hereby .required to
hnvo in attottdanco till Bitch persons as you. may
havo enrolled. Ynu will not rt-gurd eett lie. 'tes of
ex"ni)nion from countv or privato Hurgeons
lt. S. WILEY ) .... o. ...
.T.TI HERN DON Pd OonB Dist'
R. G It KEN" S 8 .
Aii-Uin March 31 1803 lt
A 11 persons claiming exemption in Trnvjs coun-
ty mut present themselves ut thojlime specified
above or bo sent to camp
W. N. TIAItDEMAN' "
Enrolling Officer Travis Co.
NOTICE TO ENROLLING OPFICEItS.
rpiIE undur-dgned Examtuing Hurgoons hor(by
give nolico tiiuttlioy will bo at- lito fidlowtng
naino places in tho sevnral counties as indicated
below lor lhe purpoo of exnming all ConHcripts
claiming exemption from physlotil or mental disa-
bility; nnd enrol ingiOfticors aro hoieby ireqjiirod
to havo In attendance nll.such persons us may havo
beoi. onrollod or ohiim ex'inption.
Curtificates of oxempiion from county or pri-
vato Surgeons will not bo tcgarded:
Bcltott Bell county Wodiiesday April (15th;
Lntnpnssas Lampassas county Saturday April
18tlr Burnot Burnot county. Tuesday April 21st;
Georgotoivii Williamson county Thursday April
23d; Austin Trnviscounfy Saturduy and Monday
A ..Mll OS.li ..nA 7lt- rj).l.'h.tl-i i-nl.l.n.ll .r...nn
JXI'HI M.IK...IU .. v...w . vi.vll (.Ullllijr
Wodnesdny Mhy 13tli;' Bretihum "Washington
RAGS! RAGS! RAGS!
T7.1VE certJ pur pound wljl be paid fo:
-- linen' rau-H delivered to tho uiuU
Austin or'td'Dr Tltdo. Koostcr In W
ThoSo rags nro watatud tb mak'o1 papuf""wlt)i.; and
as 'this g a now ontorprlso in Texns it is to bo
hopedovcry (ami ly will provldli thcms'elveB!'wIth
a rag bag: Agents to collect rags will bo appoint-
ed In each county of which' dtfU ijotlco will bo
given. ' ' :
Texa pnpors gonorally are requested to'ooyiy
and those who'mako a charco will publish tifreo
times nnd scud bill to D RICSARDSOK.-
ustln March 31 18'3-tf
Cashmere G"nt-s for Sale.
rPW0 PUUB BLOOD BUCKS; ono pure blood Doe;
- one 15-10 Buck; two 16-111 1)o(t nud .ouetpoo
.all cheap for. (Jonfelcrato money. 'Applyjtoor
address the undurblgiiud ' Mountain City Huya
MnrvS-ilt JNO A. BLACK.
Wednesday April -uinj.jjastrop. uastrop county
(Saturday Mav 2d; Lngranvto Fu eltti Monday
and Tuesday' May 4thanill6Ul; Wharton Whar-
ton rotintv. Baturdfiy Mhy.Ot'lv.'-'Bbiville. Ahistin.
ly aiofiuav oiayiBiiu-uameron jfluam.coun-
J. IT;'HEItNDbN ES Bfig
R.GREEN - N 21 Cong. Dlst.
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