Galveston Weekly News (Galveston, Tex.), Vol. 18, No. 36, Ed. 1, Tuesday, November 19, 1861 Page: 1 of 2
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1 TUESDAYS THTJRSDATS rlaTTJEDAXS.
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enrh subsequent Ins.. 50
narterfy.aaU-Teay and yearly ad vt-ilsemcnti published
it Traced raifce : an 1 contracts roirhaageable atrrerilae-
tncnts loanr given anLOUniwIU be made on SiOEnlC
a e-. t
hook Axno job jprestixn'G
i or xtxst iiscuptioi
f"do clloc lav and BaelllU 3!ank B:llH8i01rcuUn
rt nijilJsu and Boost ton aaaajorae YlilUtii Card
to AUmmoth Poster.
VhsXa" JonOrnrs'sstepariU department with
ve hand-presses and Uro stenn powcr-rravcstnCih.!i
with trc extensile assortment of tvpeanr-d ornaments ua-
equeUed by any other estahuehracnt In the btala.
..XOVF.HBER 12 I8G1.
C5JIr. "W. E. Goodrich has withdrawn
from the editorial charge of tho Seguin Con-
federacy end Mr. D. R.Freeman who has been
connected with that paper from its origin now
assumes the duties of editor. This ss one oT
the nost neatly printed and interesting papers
on oar encbange list and Mr. Freeman his our
beat wishes tor the success which his paper so
J"llr. B. A. Howard informs the Eastern
Clarion that his little sgn weighing only 0
pounds and only nine years old has picked
224 pounds of cotton in one day.
tig' It is worthy of remark that while our
enemies of the North have refused to enter in-
to any agreement for the mutual exchange of
prisoners (as is customary among nil civilized
nations engaged in war as such an agreement
would reeognize our rights as belligerents yet
Gen. HcClcllaa has "issued an order precteclv
equivalent in principle to such an agreement L
That is he has ordered the release of the same
number of prisoners that had been released by
the Confederate Generals and on the same
condition namely that tbey take an oath not
to take tip arms against the Lincoln govern- j
xuent as our prisoners hare been required to '
" lake an oath net to participate" farther in the '
war against the South. Sach are the usual j
terms of a parole under an agreement for the j
mutual release of prisoners. In spite there-I of commercial relations with the continent;
fore of their professed determination to treat i but the obstacle of this arrangement is the de
us as rebels engaged in insurrection and to I termination of the Northern'States to impose
. " . . ... V I their rule on an unwilling population. Re-
hang our prisoners taken either on .and or gding recent eveats in the calmest spirit. It
water they find themselves compelled to give is impossible to avoid the conclusion that this
us the rights of belligerents because they . determination rnnst prove disastrous; and it
wantthe same privileges themselves. They ;in;suon whether the Federal Government
iruii-we j "-fa o . . s not following a mistaken course in contend
ere well aware that their cwn officers and pn- j jag asainst that new political organiialion
rates taken by us will have to share the same 1 the necessity of which is shown by the extra-
Jate that they award to our prisoners. KotE-1 ordinary difficulty of preventing its accom-
ing but the knowledge of this fact saves th p"shmcnt.
Confederate pjisoners from the death with ArrEjas FMH jIacisteaies' Cotots. A
wmcu tney tnreaien mem as traitors ana pi- ;
roloa Tkntnn In AhRfflpn nrmiT Iroalr fnr
the mutual release of prisoners 'we have tft '
guarantee whatever for the treatment that.may
be awarded to any prisoners in -their hinds '
nor have we any assurance that the release of
pnsouersin our bands will be attended with
hand) of equal grade.
Cucdles asd Cabtob Oil. Both of these
articles are sadly needed in the country. It
-would he a payinginrestment. There is no
complication in tbiswork it is simple and
easy. The boilers and moulds are easily ob-
tained and tallow Is plentiful. The refuse
makes on excellent cake by being compress-
ed snd is Taluable for feeding stock.
It is said that the castor oil bean produces
an excellent oil for illuminating purposes
Toe plant grows wen in wis annate.
While articles for irluminalinz purposes are
so scarce it might sot be amiss to remember
that this is the moment for gentlemen to in-
vest small capitals in many lucrative channels
and make an independence.
The cotton seed yields tn excellent oil un-
surpassed for drcssingleathcr and lobrieating
machinery sad.vs a Inminalor affords a clear
and bril.iint light. The cake is n proCtable
article cf commerce. It forms a xich and
healthful diet for tock.
So lays sa exchange. We will onlrt-dd that
or Palm Christfgrowsmost
- .1 is seldom killed
" . -. teed oil
.unricatinn. unarlers tion let half its members go at .something
its mannfACinrP3ath:9.iJ!eLibeaJt will pay. p
time forihe investment . t - - - .
KiM. ifl iwcuuiuuu
PUBLISHED BYD. MCMRDSOIN7.
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In the large cotton manufacturing town of
Bolton England the spinners were on the 28th
I September materially lessening their produc
tion and short time would soon be adopted.
One very extensive concern Messrs. Dolling
A Slade have closed altogether. They had
eix cotton mills with seven steam engines
each of 230 bcrse power and employed 7S7
operatives. "In parting with the work-people"
says the local pacer "they are told fo
seek employment elsewhere as there is no
probability of the mills resuming work under
TfceMessre. Jackson of "Qucenslown Hills"
Lancaster had also commenced running three
The London Times of the leth SeptTJ says:
The reports from Lancashire apprise us that
the first mutterings of the long expected storm
ate already heard. Hills are working short
time manufacturers arc reducing wages and
operatives are assembling in trouble and al-
arm to discuss the propccls before tbem.
SVhile once more discussing this momentous
question we can not omit to observe that since
our last notice of tho subject the continuance
of the American supply has become less prob-
able than ever.
We must face the impending trraras well as
we can. The long expected dearth has cow
overtaken ns. It is a serious matter but not
Quite so bad as feared. JYe have two resources
izein economy of consumption the other'
in tne discovery ot new supplies. "
The unnatural check that has been given to
our colon supply in consequent) of tbo polit-
ical events which have rendered ihe bountiful
harvest nugatory has placed as 'in imminent
danger of a great national calamity. This
may be averted by the termination of the
American civil war and a consequent renewal
writcr jQ the TeW! caT!s lue aueotion of
or law makers who are soon to meet to the
importance of allowing in all cases an appeal
from the decisions of Justices of the Peace
Qe b1so suggests that parties should be.ol-
j i.nLi.!. . --..-.. .--ns.
'owed to bring their own eases before our Dis-
1 fU Ul'UrLC UllUUCiGUClVU ilVUl lUC 4JCV-C33UJ
of feeing lawyers largely in order to get jus
tice. He says :
The want cf statutory provision for a simple
appeal from tho decision of a Justice Court
is severely felt everyday by innocent sufferers..
It is well known that many of the Justices of
the Peace in the country are altogether incom-
petent for the duties of their office and often
do render judgments erroneous unjust end
contrary to every principle of justico and com-
mon sense : and under our statutes as ther
are that judgment mast be final unless tjje
uaumges luercuj to tuu uggriYu ue at le&sfc
thirty dollars; for no case can bo taken up
by certiorari at less cost than that unless it be
by a iawjcr or one who cifti obtain a lawyer's
services under the usual rate. Besides it may
net be practicable to get the District Judge's
Order within the time allowed to take it up
in that way. Why should cot the sufferer
have mesns for redress if he is wronged out
cf only bat fire dollars? Also I think that
the practice in the District Courts should be'
so HimpliSed that a man could prosecute his
own case if be choose without being com -pelll
to employ an altoropy. Why should t
written complaint or plcadinc with prescrib
ed renditions which require a lecal education
'Greonv jFctceetOe Ekclaxd. A short cot-
tonsuDDlv in Eairland ti cAatetnnlated with
: '- rl-iV jf --
vjioomy lorcoouisgg. 4e -ianuoa .morning.
MaaiI! arrest has-saVed Ihn-nnrtrtdR
6AI7BST0IT. TEXAS COMBDBfiATB STATES OE JUHEBIOA TUESDAY
TliCBSDAY SOY. U -
&7 We understand that Confederate boods
to a considerable amount have at last been re-
ceived by Gen. Ueberj and that the troops and
others will soon receive some of their pay.
E3?" AYe are pieced to learn that our friend
Wm. Uilbarn of Whcrlcn has been appoint-
ed by Hon. Thos. J. Devine Confederate
Judge forihe Western District of Texas Re-
ceiver for the counties bfWharton Jlutagar-
da Jackson and Lavaca and -that he-has en-
tered upon his duties llr. Milburn we feel
assured will prove himself an excellent officer.
ST It seems that General Wool allows the
male negroes in his employ $S and the females
ti per month.
f ThreoU.S. vessebf-of-war besides the
ilassachusctts are now reported off Ship Is-
"The New Orleans Price Current gives
the whole cotton crop li3t year; asr3699S24
bales against iS977J2 .bales. Decrease 997-
fJ3 Only two TJ. S. vessels-of-war are now
reported at the mouth of the Mississippi.
EJ-Tbc Board of Aldermen of New Or-
leans bare pissed a resolution appropriating
$500000 to build floating batteries turtles
fire-ships it provided'tl000-(i00 Jmore'shall
be rabedby subscription for the same purpose.
"Humphry Marshall of Ky. has been
appointed Brigadier General of the Confeder-
t ft N
tThe Kichmond Examiner learns that
the War department has furni3bed-the foreign
Consuls with a complete list of all the vessels
that have run Lincoln's blockade with the ton-
age and a lull description of each. The num-
ber exceeds tiro hundred.
t3J"0ur neighbor has private advice of the
total late official vote for Governor and Lt.
Governor as follows :
For Governor Lubbock 21831; Clark 21-
730; Chambers 13733 the majority of Lub-
bock over Clark being only 121.
For Lieut. Governor Crockett 33320 ; Fos-
It is stated that C. S. West. Esq. of Austin
has been appointed Secretary of State by tbo
Governor elect. This is such an appoinment
as we should have expected from such a Gov-
ernor both sterling State Rights men and
natives of South Carolina.
Cokgressioxal Eliciios. 1st District as
far as heard fion 7 coaatiesWilcox 1150 ;
Hoard 179; Stewart 178. .'
2d District as far as heard from i counties
Tate3U; Lewis 91 ; Herbert 186; Chandler
3d District as far as heard'from 9 counties
Gray 2102; Wiley 772.
4ih District as far asheard from 4 counties.
Sexton 194; Hicks 46; Maxcey 188.
G?F The Liverpool 'quotations for Middling
cotton ou October 19th was 10d or 21 cents
with still an upward tendency.
n"The Kcw Orleans Crescent says there
is much said in that .city about the enormous
fees charged in the Confederate District Courts
wlileu account forthegreat pressure for office
in Kichmon.d. It is surmised that Richmond
may yetrival Washington as the resort of gov-crnmtnt-specalators-'and
Missouri Seceded. A;dispatch dated Litllo
Bock Kov. 3d eays the Missouri Legislature
met at Neosho oa the 23dult and passed an
ordinance of secession oa the SSlh-The Leg-
islatuwas to meet atLittfeBock onnhe 3d
I j- w-?ft .-"?V--'-t-?.y iJA.T.Un(Trtaliini;i-i3?.Vf.;.I ! J!(T..
3T--Besrliqns BppattobeVi.Xrr. J.jince between these parties1? We.do not feel
TJie Grent Sxpeailion at l'ortltoynl.
The New Orleans papers tho Delta especial-
ly state some facts going to show that the
present expedition of the great Federal fleet
must be an ultimate failure although it may
succeed in taking all the forts and batteries in
the vicinty of Port Royal. At Hilton where
the seven ships of the enemy passed our bat-
tcrie the bog is miles iu width but higher
up in tbe estuary of Broad river it .narrows
to a point blank range from shore to shore
and here our batteries are said to have most
powerful cues and in attempting to pass thea
Com. Duponl ma encounter some trouble.
But even should hepass them and silence any
battery on Broad river and finally eff-ct a
landing what then r Why he will simply have
possession of a barren swamp where he wilf
be compelled to remain for safely or if he
ventures into the interior it will bo with' al-
most a certainty that he will sever get beck fo
his fleet again. The South Carolinians and
Georgians at last accounts on the 7tb were
pouring in by thousands and will desire noth-
ing better than to meet the Federal forces be-
yond the reach of protection by tho fleet. But
if the enemy alter effecting a landing (which
if done &t ail must be done at a heavy loss)
shall be content to remain in possession of tbe
barren shore keeping their fleet near by for
security (as they wifThavc to do) and having
a large number of other armed vessels cm-
ployed (as will have to be done) in bringing
Knnrili.Q mnnittnn. nml mnmifa i tt.1....
...fv. U.MU..WU uuu i.vmiw .u .uU VMMIn
wn&i win toe jorm gain or tne south loser
Full well do we know that the Yankees might
remain there six months and never see a bale
of cotton. Their possession of a Southern
port would be at a cost of millions with no
compensating returns whatever and this w.ill
be manifest to all the world; and it will be
equally difficult to seo what injury can there-
by;be inflicted ou the South. But can it for a
moment be supposed that the South Carolin
ians and Georgians will permit even such bar-
ren possession to be held by the enemy for
ady great leDgth of time; and that too directly
between two of tbe largest sea ports injho
South connected by a railroad afording tbe
most rapid means of concentrating large.
forces liut it.in.iy be a question whether it
would not be our true policy to let the enemy's
troops and fleet remain there wlicn all they
could do would be to give mutual protection
to each other hemmed in by our forces on
every side. It is very questionable whether
tho enemy's troops and fleet can possibly be
employed anywhere else so little to their own
advantage or so little to our injury.
In case they effect a landing the Delta re-
marks: The enemy must remain pinned to the shore
with his ships as a -basis of support or will
venture inlaud and beyond the reach of that
support to encounter almost certain annihila-
tion. If his land forces stick to the shore
then his ships must stick close to his land
forces and there are obvious reasons why we
should desire to see bim waste his military'
strength in some barreu position-ou the At-
lantic coast while a number of chip3 which
might otherwise molest us at more important
Eomts will be required to maintain him in that
Up to the last accounts" Bays the Delta the
enemy had been kept at bay at our weakest
points of defence for four day that is JJonday
Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday of last
week and on the morning of Friday (the 8th)
GcnMtlpley had 6000 men about him and in
a few days more probably by this time that
number is trebled. Tho landinffhad not been
effected and if effected. at all it will not bo
without some cost to themselves as we expect
to learn by the next mail.
We notice that tho Northern' Democratic
papers exult greatly oyer the.late' Democratic
victory in Pennsylvania while the Republican
papers do not dissuTSe'.Jheir mortification.
"THE WJULX OF THE PEOPLE SHOVr.J'ItVJLE.n .
Tho Financial Problem. -
It seems to bo admitted on all hands that it
is now It matter of the most vital importance
to dctorriine upon tho most safe and eligible
plan for furnishing the Government with tho
necessary means for meetlDg the expenses of
the war and relieving toe people from the em-
barrassments they are "suffering from their in-
ability to pay their debts during the existence
of the blockade. A writer in the Mobile Tri-
bune objects with apparently good reasons to
the Government making advauces on the cot-
ton crop; as it will have a tendency to depre-
ciate tbo public credit increaso taxes to pay
interest on the extension of credit bring the
government in conflict with the people in bus-
iness operations andinvolvo it in losses and
frauds innumerable. ;Thi3' writer proposes-
that the States shall pass laws suspending the
collection of debts during tbe continuance of
the blockade aud this be thinks will enable
tbe people to get on comfortably. He admits
the serious objections to stay laws unless on
some extraordinary emergency like the pre-
sent but believes such laws limited to the du-
ration of tho blockade arejustificd by the ne
cessity of the cose oil there is and can bo no
money to pay debts with uutil our ports are
opened. Next to enable the people to pa f their
war taxe3 so as to support the governmfel he f
proposes as follows:
Let tho'jStata xf Alabama assume the war
tax to the Confedervr ct the bonus of ten per
ceut offered by the Jjifedprscy asd suspend
the collection -Of if;?-toff-JEs J!wn.fcrppertax
during tho blockade fjtt it authorirje the banks
to increase their issues beyond their present
limits if necessary for the proposed end to
tbe praise amocntof these taxes and let tbo
State pledge' the collection and pavment of
these tuxes with interest to the banks when
the blockade shall be: raised; and let this issue
by tbe banks be a loan to the State upon this
pledge. Tho transaction will be perfectly safe
to thtf banks for the is3uc will rest on a basis
similar to tbe basis of the greater Dart of tho
issues of the Bank cf England. The pledgdl
win ue gueciuc. nnu as ceriaimv nooa as ine
faith of the State is good and tho loan we may
feel assured will biyi short one; the ability of
the people to pay "will be ample tbe monieut
tbe blockade shall be raised and the increase
of issues by tbe banks for the special purpose
will not diminish their present means of doing
business ; will col?shake their credit and will
give them the'addltional profit of the interest
upon the loan. '
Letter -from Gen. Beauregard.
Richmond. Novj7. The Whic. of lhis morn-
ing publishes the'fbllowing interesting letter :
" CEirrnEYii.LE''jwiTBi Hearing or )
jus E.nemt's Guxs INov. 3 1S61.' J
" QadUmtn My attention has just been
called to an unfortunate controversy now go-
ing on relative io'tbe publication of a synopsis
of mv report of the battle of Manassas. None
'can regret morclhtn I do this acknowledged
when and what parts of tho report of a com-
manding officer Hhull bo made public. Individ-
ually I do not obVct to delaying its publication
as long as tbe War Department think proper
and necessary ta-the su'."ces3 of our cause. In
the meauwbtle I entreat my friends not to
trouble themselves aboutrefutingslanders and
calumnie3 aimed at me.. Alcibiades on a cer-
tain occasion resorted to an cxtraoidinary
method to occupy the m!nd3 of bis traducers.
Let then that synopsis answer the same pur-
pose for mo in tills instance. If certain minds
cannot understand the difiercuce bstween pat-
riotism the highest civic virtue and oflicc-
secking. the lowest civic ccsupation I pity
them Irom the bottom of my heart. Suffice it
to say that I prcferlne repect nnd esteem of
my countrymen to tbo admirutton and envy of
the world. --
" I hope for the sake of our cause and coun-
trrto bo able with the assistance and aid of
-Providence tu-answer my calumniators with
new victories over our national enemies but
I have nothing to aak.of tbo country's govern-
ment or my friends except to afford fle all the
aid they cad in the great struggle we are now
engaged upon. I am not and never expect or
desire to be a candidate for any civil olfico iu
tbo gift of the people.or of the Executive. The
aim of mv umbttiob nfter havinc cast mv
mite in defence of the sacred cause and as
ms acst oij-OTj auiii.Y in securin
From ETew Orleans.
Three Days Later Hews
Attack on Fort Koyal. .
Geii. Scott Resigned. .
Floyd Attacks. tec Enemy.
News from Europe.
Summary of III o Ncivs.
It will be seen by tho dispatches from Savan-
nah'and Charleston of the 5th 6th and 7lb that
eight sleamcrs attacked Port Royal on the
5th sustaining some damage but with none on.
our side. Forty Federal streamers were off
Port Royal on the 6th. On the Tth they at-
tempted to pass tbo batteries id which seven
steamers succeeded. 'Forty-one vessels were
in sight at 8 o'clock a. x. An engagement
too!: place in the afternoon betrreen our fleet
and the Federal squadron during which tbe
guns of the battery opened on the enemy no
body hurt on our side although two slTcU
passed through tho Savannah
The Confederate force at Port Royal is 6000
mtmrr nnA Kainrr rai n fn)iA T-flniHt TTttf ultra
strong and being reinforced rapidly. Twelve
steamers have passed the batteries at Hilton
Head and were expected to rrake a landing at
night.S'everal of o'urgunsjwero dismounted.
Tho scene of canfiictjUont sutyjles
from Charleston and- water? communication
has been cut off by the blockade of Skull
Our forces were considered quite adequate
to repulse thejcacmy and terrible fighting is
Gen. Floyd is reported to have engaged the
enemy at Cotton Hill killing several and stop-
ping their transportation.
Federal gunboats were bombarding Colum-
bus Kentucky and a land attack was fully
Lincoln has sent an order to the Western
Military Department transferring the com-
mand of that department from- Fremont to
Gen. Hunter. Tbe order is absolute and un-
conditionaland has reached Fremont ere this.
It is based on Lincoln's thorough conviction
of Fremont's -incapacity as a General and his
gross profligacy in the expenditure of the pub-
lic money under his administration.
rillscellaiieouM Xolcaraiililc Neivu.
Nor.rotic Nor. 5. The Day Book this morn-
ing copies from the Baltimore papers Scott'
letter of resignation lo Preside it Lincoln.
Scott says his resignation is teudeied in con-
sequence of his bodily infirmities which c m-
pel him lo take the stop and adds :
" It is with regret tbat I have withdrawn
myself in these momentou-i times from the
orders of a President who has treated ma with
much distinguished kindness and courtesy
and whom I know from mnxh pergonal inter-
rcoure to ba patriotic and without sectional pre
judices or partialities."
Tneuabinet convened on Jirid-iy and ac-
cepted his resignation allowing him bis .pay
as a retired offacer.
Lincoln then complimented Scott on his long
services and devotion to-tbe flag of his coun-
AlcClcllan wa3 then ratified by the Cabinet
to assume command of the army.
Bichjio7d Nov. 5. Tho WHr Department
has received intelligence that forty two vessels
are in line of battle off Port Royal.
Much sickness U reported to cxbit iu Rosea-
cram's army. Getf. Floyd was at Cotton Hill
and a battle was daily effected.
The Kanawha riverhas been overflowed and
the saltworks submerged.
Later adriccs from Liverpool fo the 20th
report cotton as having still further advanced
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Capt. Jarvis M. P. in a recent speech favor-
ed the rifrht of Southern secession aud urged
England in favor of tbe Snntb. ..
There is no truth in lleaaregnrd s resigning.
The army on tho Potomac will co into winter
quarters witnm tne limits ot
NOT. 19 1861.
coast defences south of tho State of Virginia.
Savaxxah Not. 7. Passengers have arriv-
ed in tbeS.woierSt. Jlary'.i and report that
the Yankee fleet attempted to pas i the batter-
ies at Port Royal at 9:30 o'clock this morning
and seven of the largest steamers succeeded in
a few minmen and were lying out of the range
of our batteries in the by. The firing was
continued and heavy from oar batteries.
Fiom the position of the St. Mary's it was
impossible to see if any of the fleetretured the
fire of the batteries as ther passed bv ; bat
the general opinion is tbey did not fire a gun.-
A large steamer supposed to be tne nrsttnat
ran thegauntlet of the batteries chased and
fired one shot at the C. 3. steamer Savannah
Com. Tatnah's steamer which .escaped into a
Tbe Et. Marv's left forSavannah at 1 o'clock
at which time.it was impossible to learn tnV
Stiles' Regiment arrived at Hilton Head
wharf lire miltsdistant from the bitleries
just as the firing commenced and left for the
scene of action at double quick marching.
The Ynskee steamer his extraordinary speed
tbat tried to intercept tbe C. S. steamer Savan;
nab; bat she must bat;o run aground while-
mating ft short cut over a shoal place -as shS
did not appear around 'the point to which she
iortyxne vessels were in sigbt at 8 o clock
a. in. 17 of which are transports; the balance"
24 arc steamers.
Col. Sorrson's regiment eight or nine hun-
dred strong; arrived yesterday afternoon front
Sotdmerville. S. C.
Tbe St. Mary's passed the Gen. Clinch at
10:30 o'clock having on board Gen. Ripley and
Staff bound to Port Royal;
The steamer Resolute of the Confederate
fleet came up;af ll'oclcck last light to coal
and broucht correct particulars of the operas
JfoTSSt-qtt.Kl'todvla. .. .
It appears' the report ofTa" disabled steamer
and others aground is Incorrect' On Monday
afternoon Com. Tatnall with his littlefleet Trent
within & mile of the Federal squadron and en-
gaged them for nearly one hour until they
came within range ofthe guns of Port Royal
wLcn he retired and allowed the latter to open
on tbem. The engagement lasted -an til last
evening but the .result is impossible to ascer-
tain. The Commodore again sailed oat to i
point above three-quarters of a mile from tbe
enemy when a fierce engagement of 40 mind--.tcs
duration ensued. The enemy fired rifled
shot and shell which fell about us iu great
prolusion. Two shots passed through the
Savannah without serioas damage to the "ves-
sel and nobody on board wa3 hurt. Parties at
the Port say seven shots from our fleet took'
effect in te Federal vessel. The latter coming
in closer our fleet then retired. Yesterday
all-was quiet. It is reported that the Fed-
erals were landing at Hunting Island on yes
terday tiring is now neardct I'ort Royal it
commenced at 7:30 a. m. and warm work is
Savannah Nov. 7tb 7:40 p. x. Seven Fed-
eral vessels passed the battery at Bay Point
ttiis morning end after getting inside opened
fire 'on Hilton -Head battery. The battery at
Bay Point and Hilton Head retured the tire.
Several guns in oar batteries were .dismount-
ed. The result to the Federal vessels is un-
known. The firing ceased at about dark; but it was
expected tho enemy would attempt a landing
to-night wbtn warm work is expected.
CHAEI.E3TOS Nov. 7. A tremendous en-
gagement bas been going on constantly silica
four o'cljok this morning between the enemy's
great fleet and the battenes-at Port Royal.
Hen. Ripley commanded in person at rort
Royal. I)ispatche3 received l-ere from Savan-
nan. report tne nring as terrimc. rrom tne
south of this city also we can hear heavy guns
distinctly never less than tea per minute
sometimes thirty occasionally a rolling tiro
No news has been received direct from the
scene of action. There is immense excitement.
Here the weather ia" beautiful end the utmost
confidence prevails in tbe strength of our bat-
tones at Port Royal.
The fact that the firing is audible in Charles-
ton proves the great weight of metal used in
the conflict. By an air line Charleston is SO
or 60 ml lea from tbe conflict while Savannah
is hut 20or23 miles.
The-prevnilingcoufidencein Charleston as
to' tbe'results is significant as they must be
acquainted there with the strength of our
works end tbe number of our forces under the
Savasxah Nov. 7. Heavy and rapid firing
commencea mis morning at rort uoyal about
0 n'.lnnlr. T4 AAn.i ... n.4 4.. L.l am Ka.-
Q U I..UV.A. 1 bVULIUUCU lUIUl
THREE DOMES' PER A8ML.
BECAOXQAEO's CoUrLIXXXTS TO TBZ VlCTOES
or LrESBoao Upon bearing the news of Gen.
Evans's brilliant -victory near Leesbarg Gen.'
Beauregard issued tbe following general order
to the 1st Corps or tbe army of the Potomac :
GENERAL ORDERS No. 64-
HKADquurrzcslst Cobf3 Aisr or Potomac.!
.Near Centreville Ya. Oct. 23; 1S6I. )
The General commauding in communicat-
ing to his army corps General Orders No. 47
dated October 22 l83Ufromhis headquarters
of the army of the Potomac mast avail him-
self of tha occasion to express his confident
hope that all or his command officers and-
men by the brilliant achievement of their
comrade3 in arms of the 7th Brigade on the;
2 1st inst. wilt be assured of our ability to cope!
successfully with: the foe- arrayed against a-
in whatever force he may offer battle. Under
the inspiration of a just cause defending' all
we bold dear on eartn orwortb living for and
with the manifest aid of tbe God of Battles
we can and muit drive oar invaders from the
soil of Virginia despite their numbers and
their long accumulated war equipage.
Soldiers of tha 1st .Corps! Your enemy is
demoralized by these defeats; his numbers give
bni temporary confidence which all at times
yon can dissipate in aa icstent when animated
bv tbe resolution to conacer ordia facinzhiai:
After the success of tha-7th Brigade in tha
conflict of the 21st October no odds muit-dis-courage
or maxeyou doubtfal of victory when
you are called upon by jour General to engage
By command of Gee. Beauregard:
Signed Tnos.' Josoajt A. A. Gen.
ECBOTEAX Po WEBJ AXO THE C0MEDB2ATZ3.
"Ion" the long and weil known special cor-
respondent of the BaltUsoro Sun says:
Ti::retteHWir "ftifttpital nd eommsrra
has been- greatly excited by tho cccurreoccaof
tue inst wees- it is now apprehended VM
tljera is more reason for tbe belief entertained
by the Confederate States that they will bs re-
cognized by foreign powers than baa been sup-
posed. Wocld they have sent such embassies
ns have now cone to Europe without some as
surance against the mortification of non-reception.
Tbe reported conferences between the gov-
ernments of England and Franco in regard to
American aflYirs may have resulted in an in-
vitation ' to tha Confederate government to
present propositions for recognition freetrada
and protection. Powers that have allied them
selves for avowed intervention in' Mexico
would not scruple to rn'erlere in oaraiiairs
also if their interest could be promoted by it.
Besides this country can not like Mexico
indulge in a civil war without disturbing the
commerce and perhaps even tbe peace of
Europe. la fact it is of the utmost import
ance to England and France tbat the disturb-
ance in this country should cease.
Soma of tbe New York journals deprecate a
war wth England or France pronounce tbat
the United States cannot afford it and there-
fore propose that it be avoided bTauiet sub
mission to their demands; others again see-.;
ona air. Seward's recommendation tor time:y
preparation. Tbe executive government has
in fact and avowedly bad an eye in these war-
like preparations tbe last sir months to dan-
gers from abroad as well &3 at home.
As the danger does not admit of much de-.
lay it is proposed by soma to defend N. York
city by lines of earthworks acrossLong Is-
land and also at other points by the aid of
which tbe militia may repel aa attack by land
while the forts and water batteries guard the
entrance to the harbor Irom the ships of war.
If anything is really to bo done for the defence
ot ins eastern ports ana Dsroorg it should 09
done before next spring for by that time if at
all foreign intervention may be expected.
Tek AsncirAiro Guw Ft3tT4 Tbs New
Orleans Crescent of the-7tb init. says 24 sail
of Hes3ian vessels were coanted.it Ship Island
harbcr ou Tuesday. Flats and scows appear-
ed to be transporting materials to ths light
bouse oa the island.- It was supposed b ba
the advance of ths great fleet intended for tbe
Gulf. "It is reasonable to suppose" says
tne Crc3csnt "thatsometbinglikessimnltane-
ous attack is intended at three or more points.
This can essily be carried out when it is taken
into consideration that there ore between two
hundred and seventy-five and three hundred
vessels including TesseU of ire
GALYESTON WEEKLY NElTS
rpTn"LI3HZD EVKET TITESDAYJ
ONECOPY.txrumamln sJtmm ..... S 0
.. - .. .. a6ift8ldoltiloi!xiaat4 00
J'ostmaatenmnlttiac twcdall&n aad arr7eeatslo7 een
nneejubecriber.w!libe entitled to thect&er fifty cents
Single iUteW.Wn at a (uitaaceaay.at taelrplafcrat
t'tS-iQiti us KmiUaaseiat our r".si &r mll(tafc!x
tie rostmaster'jreceiptO or proccre laca private eoavty-
anceiw U lymav have tonidnclnDdiijt-oUi6it aid
For each Kpurorrf?At imcj.or-mic. egulvalittcii
i. very coiuMtfiMt r&JsKoa u nods on admilfeema I
larated for tine ill tave castas.
'A'H K EEXaS ATJrXA2".x.C-
Orders wUr&ertcciTM at iar tune dcrtagtaay'ir.ii
the work jroojitly rammed.
THE STATE OF TEXAS I la Hw District Court tor
' tin Coimlr of Gal-'
OAavxZ02C Orcsrr. J verton.
WHnaa Kemuey. Josrph 3. Hemneyaod Joan L. S&ic&t
PUiEtifT- vj. Jcha if. Erower. Jtor.an L. Browcr
and Etnl-jLta B. Mrdtoonrgh Defendants Ko.SSll.
ThtSSaUOf Tail ta the Sheriff Ut CouKly of Gut-
WJIEKIAS.rui mid Etonta ontaaelcraitadaT.
r.Gtnb4f A-TjtfA&l A!a1 tMf MUL'n.'n mi
D!rictCoajt. tartiaCiuntf ofGa!vatoa'berf& tiv
Kicn? oiasr Uius tophi iriaiy uirctv mas ine aua.
plaiaiiff. arr nctSanU eopTrtnaa. rtautax and dclnz
bn.'Inmlothe Cttraad Coair-v a OJvesMn btaf-ncf
Texas muter the firm lime of .Vn. Heocley A Co. That
the said ceten-tiBt are raerfhitt. and copartners traalzff
"d tfotnzmvterwui Uis Cttv tit Mew Tor in lie state
ofHew- Yorfc.wi2rtlu Ann name and stvle ot JohrcH.
lurvarraUrotonhes Id City tnl Const? '.f GalT-tfsn.
TLat th slid plauitii&A&d dsfendaats vera mercantile
correspondents and vera eseh respectively the axerts of
tha otner. to -rit : the sold J. H. rrowcr Je Co. wers tha
aenUer tneiald n-alnttfa in tne CUv c ZIrw Yok and
cetaia r.m.jiena.eTof.'O. wens ucezuoxijiB;a:a
defend-mta IntfceCtr ofGa.vetton.
That tha said mc reanuls finna hid tarretasuirMtnns-
srUoae alia eacn 'ther; that from thee to time balances
were itrck ilwnrtsz tae rta'e of o riscst'of the od-J
deposited with or I-rt In thar hands of dtter oftha'psr-
tlea.iraa to (va? interest atthe- ntqof aevenpereintnai
peraannra rem tha time snea anxas -vera co lei: cr ce-
porfled. That on the Srst diy or Oetoter. A. D- ISO. the ax'd
defcndantairer&uidebtedto Ibeaildp'aiDtiaati tOAsnm
nr ihfri-cjuT thousand fcnrrnrdrrdand n nfTO dXiCars
on aoconct. wits Interest thereon front taat dau; tact
thendd-nncants. John H. Bnm- and Hurgan L.
Bicirrt haTe real estate and ia ta. ia tlie Countr or Gsl-
Ace tie saldpIaratlffjpraT for -writ of attachment
.mi-nt eiTAnertvoftha aaldX H.UmirerandMer-
raoL. Bio-vr.acd thattaa aald deftioacu wtidla
tat form of law to apn r hefur yonr HoaoriLIa O-ntt
tr of Galveston ana Jrrt idcnieataunatthesilddefend-
anta for thair said debt lutcxeat and costa. and for genecai
A.f Trte-w.li 1. TTnnv fine of fh& raTI n'llntiff- hsv.
inz made catb befara the Cleric of the lltrict Ccmx for
(he County of Odvest atiattne 'm t j ret Icrtb a tee
rjd pelhioa am tne. that ths said itlmhzti are icitiy
Inoited to the s"istirt la tie sere of tihti-ore ttona-
and fear tncdjed and ntntv-3 dollar and niiety-eVht?
ernta: aaa that the soli JoSa H. Browtr asc-at organ IV.
troer are' not 'Kenta ot th ii nt Ttxast.
TheM ara therefore 10 commie d-yost teat you smnsiorr
4T-a n4.f .TnhA " P..tMi-r-lwT. n.Y h.rn.
niBiIiwrirto-bspablUted'WMtiy. i rthefn't tjaceof
fjcr Tvcei" la sonaara;!prr pnbllsbcd la the Coonty
of aalvntoa. to oe ana appar Dcxore iu nonoraoie mo
Jaon ot the DLtrict Coon fa the Seventh JwEdsl Dta-
trlct at a District Court to be hotdea in and for die Ccna-
troraatrectonat the Court- Hon ra tha City efOal-.
v.nn. nnth4brventiiafoadaT after the ttira UonilaT
in OcMr-. a. Bisat then ana there to ararrwr the com-
platotorthewiapblntiaj. Ilereut rail not and dne return of this writ Kale certt-
frlar how yoa have exeent?d tbe raaie.
g- WitneJOai S. JOKea.CIerkofUi
lCTi District CenrtraandfoiUieOTinty of Oal-
I 5E.U Wcston.andtheSaalof aaidDbtrkt Court
JLttestT JOU.N S. JOXES. Clerk D. O. G. C
A tmacopT.Ieerury. OXR-Tr SbtruT. O. ft
TUE WATE OF TEXAS In the-District Court
CotTSTrorCAI.vrjriEr. j ToJinTjaryTerm.lS5.
JohnI8'ei;tb'Pla.'n:Kl va. John H. Brower. Uorjan
L. Brower and iSerJisin B. Erydenhnrth. PefiTiiTii.U'.
IJit State of Tczu la lie Sheriff of the County of Gat-
WHEREAS on the Kta day of October l.tlSCltho
aali plaint ff lied hli petit'on in out District Court
for tie connty of GalTetnn. oranrainloe aolnst the a!d
dvfendantj and fn03taotliUy alt-g'ng that the raid p ala-
un.ArMitatof theo nnty or a"veten bi the.auu
of Trxa that tie tatd defcndanU John U. Brpweraad
Sloran l4-Be areddiensof th Stua of Sew Xork
nd that the defendant Eea anda B.KS deatuni la areal-
Thit the oM defendatu Iittly -were mtrehanti and eo-
prrtntrs lanins i the .lty of ijw Tcrk ander the- Ural
name of Joht Iu Brower Co. Thit he said defendants
factnandtaaeisof thepHiniuT. Thattatheccmrfof a.
thlrlra?lae3ilnt"aiar tie dd deTeocantj rctttved
eoL'eSed an1 beH "irj sra3 of nwrey be xvgzz to
rialntuT. That n Uw alii day of 0toterA.rlel.
the e was Wanes re ratlnl-g In tho kands of tu d-t oe-
l Bdantatathecreto:tle piilntlS; oTetgbt tioosand
!ih hnnc-td and tw.nty-t'itnt Xo lars- aaotiree ceUl
ioj tcmalainz in the traa of ed&e tait7 ahffitd bcar
laternt at -ha rate o eei Me eeptam per uataa.
Ttct the said defm'ianUtre a uy lndtbud to said pale-
tiSmraidiamofelthOTraide'ebtiianiiredaRdtrenty etaht dollars artt tbiee cents. with Intern: tlwreoa a the
rate of a v-n per centra per "nnn. Ircm ttjauld flftb.
day of October. A-r.. 3351. will p d. That thd--'hn-d
. i-a have laBed and rented to pay sold aam to cue and
o nairtiO. ana a ui m-aau rt-u.-v w u.
fee tie phtntlff tat- : roit and prays fcr a writ
4... fAV.fn. ch moda and eliai:l27. lands and
tenement' f tts fafca-'niita JrtU. BraaerandMoTzart
L. Braer. and that tt!d dtfenaaau w be citl ipau
fona cl taV ta eptear at a term or the' Dtatikt Coort
ieit tn be brterLia and lr-r ths Ccnov of (Salviton
afo-eaM. to arunrer plalntafs peSlien. 'hat painrJT
way theninitaereaave ta-lent aiputr asio. atraucn
fortaBsinoaaHodneiob.n!. w tb. ialertst thcteon and
A'.dtba aaJd plain.lt bavin? made oath before t!3
rr.t of tie DBrict Cmrt in aid for rsid.Galto
connly. tlat titallratattsnalB ta petition coatamej
t nr. a"dtaatthedereirf'anw John a. F.ro.tr an-lj
and tiat they have asaU.la sa a aeor roaa. .
nn 4 . OIOTC i BVV lt-a-i "- - - - -
tha raid John H. Browci a-.a ycioa u-j
fcuslcz this Tnzo t paniisacn ior
vtlia weeair. in aoa i-j.y-.'--
county of GaTrjj.
rZrnr.Vn ;VA 41-
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