Galveston Weekly News (Galveston, Tex.), Vol. 18, No. 37, Ed. 1, Tuesday, November 26, 1861 Page: 2 of 2
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SAtrUWT NOVEMBER 23 1SG1
Our laste.-t dispatches fiire but lettfe nowa
of importance and as usual that which ia
most important seems to be least reliable. W
fear however Ihere may be some truth xn the
reported defeat of th; Confederates troops at
Pans Kj-.. though vre hare not before aeen
any account of oar troops advancing so far
"orth in Kentucky. The slaughter orapture
or 1000 of the Federal Irccps at Guyandotte
is telegrap bed from Houston has dwindled
down to 100 on receiptor the correct dispatebea
by mail. That Fremont nhonld hare denounc-
ed the Administration or Lincoln is probable
though considering-lhe disgrace ho has sufl-
cred in his recent removal just as he was on the
Jioint of immortalizing himself (as he suppos-
ed) by the anticipated defeat of Piice and ilc-
Cullocb. As he lias nothing more to expect bj
supporting Lincoln it is natural enough lor
him now to assume a position in opposition to
the Administration as the most probable)
means of gratifying his ambitious aspirations
lord especially as Le is encouraged to dd so by '
the popular clamor raised by his removal. Im-
portant consequences may be the result.
Tbe report that it is Seward's opinion the
war cannot succeed and will come to an end in
ninety days may be deemed unworthy of be-
lief by many. Whether he has ever openly tx-
prcesed such an opinion may be reasonably
doubted but that he has sufficient sagacity to
foresee the utter jmpossibilty of ever subjugat-
ing the South we do not doubt and indeed
there is confirmation of tbe truth of tbe dis-
patch concerning tbe paragraph in Beecher's
paper. The Sew Orleans Picayune gives tbe
full parssrsph s fallows :
-A narazranh appears in the New Tort In-
rTdependent Bcccher'a paper stating that "it
CiwnT-iVe nY-nrafii3 r-nnvip.linn thnl thp
Government cannot succeed in this war that
the Southern Confederacy will be recognized
end peace declared In ninety days and that
this is the object of Tburlow Weed' mission
It is then added that the author of the para-
graph has been consigned toFort Warren one
ot"Lineolas bastiles. Query i What will Lin-
coln do should tbe author of the paragraph
prore the tiuth of UT We msj remark that tbe
tt dispatches announcing that Seward was
recommending to the Northern Governors to
put their respective States in a condition of
defence against foreign invading fleets were
deemed quite as unworthy of credit until con-
firmed. Among our dispatches will be found some
spring more important news than that tele
graphed from Houston. Oj the authority of
the St. Louis RepnblicanK an overwhelming
expedition of some 160 vessels of all kinds
and 100000 men is 'preparing to come down
tbe Mississippi. This is the expedition long
since threatened and we believe it has been
understood by the people of Sew Orleans and
clsewhi ' as one of the probable enterprises
of the e "ay. The gun-boats and transports
-rcbee a progress of construction for some
Among alher items of news not telegraphed
cm Houston is the .gratifying intelligence
latt communication over the Georgia & Tenn-
essee railroads was resumed pn Monday last
the same as before the destruction of the
bridges; also the agreement for the exchange
of prisoners entered into between Price and
Fremont. This is the first instance of any
such agreement during the present war.
"Will it be recogniied by Lincoln
Late news from Washington represents large
quantities of lumber being taken there Jcr
barracks and stables as if preparing to go
into winter quarters.
Our latest accounts from Western Virginia
are through Jhe Richmond papers.
On the 8th inst. Gen. Floyd's forces were In
sight f the enemy and there was artillery fir-
ing daily between the armies but without loss
on our side. The. enemy was on Jfeir and
Kanawha rivers estimated at ten to sixteen
k thousand. The rumor of their withdrawing
their lorces was unfounded. Tbe prospect of
a winter campaign there Is said to be far from
cheering though they bear their hardships
..cheerfully Gen. Flojd is anxious for a fight
ncs tneim vain to draw the enemy out.
JSlJ''Y10 acknowledges the de-
Lana says mat toe reoeia
ORGAMZATIOX OF TUE MILITIA.
An election has been ordered to take placs
on Monday tbe 25th inst fpr the field officers
-of the 1st Regiment of tbe lot Brigade of the
Texas Slate Militia. This proceeding is the
first step under tho law or 18S0. Upou'elcc-
tion the field officers will divide the county
into company districts and thereupon order
an election to be held in each precinct for com-
ptny Officers namely one Captain 1st Lieu-
tenant Sd Lieutenant Junior Sd Lieutenant
fire Sergeants and four Corporals. Upon
their election tbe commissioned officers meet
and electdbe Brigadier General of the brigade.
The officers elected are officers for life or
during gtod behavior and "during their res-
idence In tbe limits of the county or company
to which they may be elected.
When tho company officers are elected tbey
ascertain the-name and age of every roan res-
iding within their company limits and form a
company list including residents belonging to
Volunteer Companies and in the Confederate
service. Those belonging to Volunteer Com-
panies and those in the Confederate service
are noted and during their adherence to said
volunteer company or service in the Confeder-
ate States are excused from militia muster:
but on discharge from service of the Confed-
erate States or withdrawal from active partic-
ipation with the Volunteer Company tbey
then become members of the Militia Company
in tbe precinct of which they reside.
Tbe field officers of tbe Militia elected have
command of the volunteer companies in the
county as well as of the militia as perfection
S7th of the law : " Volunteer Companies shall
form part of and be attached to the regiments
of the sanie corps within their brigade and
shall turn out and perform duty with the same
upon all battalion and regiment drills or pa-
rades and the commanding officer may assign
them aa flank companies."
Section 53. All returns required of tbo Mil-
itia shall also be required of Volunteer Com-
panies of the State and to be made by the pro-
per officer through the same channel.
It is no disgrace or stigma on a man that be-
belongs to amilitia instead of a volunteer com-
pany both are subject to the same duty and
under command of the same General and field
officers and liable to like penalties for neglect
of duty. The volunteer chooses who ahall be
associated with him.ia the company and this
Is the only difference.
In case of failure to bold elections and or-
ganize in this' county the militia of this coun-
ty will be attached to the nearest organized
division and be commanded by officers not
chosen by them. An opportunity is now offer-
ed for the able bodied citizens of this county
subject to militia duty to choose their officers
apd organize properly. Let them then select
for their officers men in whom tbey have con-
fidence and under whom they are willing to
fight. The election next Monday is more im-
portant to the voters than any civil election
in which generally the candidate is the only
one really interested. Go to the polls on Mon-
day and elect good efficient men for your field
o 5 cere.
Tbe people of Anderson county hare voted
to issue 25000 of county scrip for war purposes-
If every county would do the same there
would bo a war fund of some 700009 dollars.
A free negro woman in Guadalupe county
with fire children petitioned to be made a slave
together with her children which was accord-
ingly dose under the law. She had been free
for forty years. She selected as her master
Mr. Geo. B. Hollimsn.
The Colnmbus Citizen has been suspended
owing to tbe blockade of our ports and non-
payment of dues. We fear there will be many
suspensions for these very valid reasons.
The 8tate Gazette says Judge A. W. Terrell
has been appointed Colonel of the 8th Texas
Regiment to go into camp of instruction at
Mail complaints bare become a thread-bare
subject of discussion otherwise we would ask
for some explanation for the detention of Aus-
tin letters and papers for two weeks. -
Tna ELsciio.t. The Telegraph of Thursday
foots up tbe Congressional returns as follows :
First District The vole of nine counties
foot up as follows tWiIcox 1431 ; Stewart
782; Bord3. "
Ssesond District Rtturns from ten counties:
Tate 1258; Herbert 1M5; Lewis 7: Chand-
ler m. . . y
rimra uisirici rr eijiave omciai ana partial
returns from twelveveoucties which foot up r
nnv. i-iiiincH'. iAiw:nuM MimiFKS
Gtntlimm of th Senate and lloutt of JitpreAi
tcniaucet j.aetc9 ana myjtttvio cMtcens ;
The time designated by tho Constitution
that you geutli-men of tbe Senate and House
of Representatives shall meet and enter upon
the impurtaut duties assigned you huring ar-
rived permit me to cot'gratulaieyou that you
are hero assembled to day tor that purpoao in
a free land untrammelled and uuawed by tho
mercenaries of despotism; and let ma con-
gratulate you fellow citizens that while somo
of our siter ritates have been and are now bs
ing invaded- the -soil of our beloved Statu is
free from the presence of our enemies except
uch as are prisoners in the hands of our
A generous and confiding people by their
snflrages have called mo to tbe Executive
chair of a great and sovereign Stale a mem-
ber of a prcud and powerfal Confederacy. I
feel deeply conscious of the great responsi
bilities attaching to the post et this important
crisis. Much lias already been done by there
tiring Executive to place Texas side by side
with her sister States in the present struggle;
but gentlemen it must be borne in mind thnl
wo have as yet but seen tbo beginning and I
am resolved with your aid and support so
long as I occupy the position confided to me
by the people that her footsteps in the career
of honor and patriotism shall be onward and
tho precious interests entrusted to my keeping
be rendered back at trjo appointed time unin-
jured and untarnished.
It is useless at this time gentleman to dis-
cuss the causes which have led to tbo pneeut
ktate of affairs. 7'be history ofour wrong is
a long and bitter one and has been so often
uiscu-tscd and reviewed by the great minds ot
tbe country that it has become familiar to you
all. You together with a large majority of
our lellow citizens have long since decided
that grievances to such aft extent existed as to
warrant the necessity of separation from those
with whom for so long a.period we had been
That separation was consummated byni aft-
er mature reflection in view of all the attend
unt dangers -and 'difficulties.
Many had hoped that we would be permitted
lo part iu peace and that those with whom
we could no lougcr lire in brotherhood would
at least allow us to retire from a co-partnership
that had become ooerous and oppressive and
takwith us our institutions that had become
co hateful to" them.
This fond hope was not to be realized.
Those who bad heretofore professed friend-
ship for us and a willingness to stand by our
constitutional guarantees became our most
vindictive foes vieing with the Abolitionists
who should be first in tbe field for our sub-
The war wag inaugurated by onr enemies
and our once peaceful and happy land is now
the scent of this inhuman struggle
The Lincolu'government vainly boasted that
the base and hireling soldiery would overrun
and subjugate the South m sixty days. "Eight
months have parsed away and we find th'a
wicked and boastful government after warring
fur that length of time against a power not
half tbeir equal iu numbers forced to pursue
on every line of military operations a defen-
Their armies are defeated on every battle-
field and their hireling soldiers flee panic-
stricken before our army of citizens.
In all this a kind Providence has hovered
near our armiesgivingus victory after victory
over our enemies.
In portioos of ourcountry heretofore subject
to casualties that have caused the earth to fsil
in its productions genial showers bare fallen
upon the land; abundance bas been given to
us oar granaries are filled and plenty pre-
vails iu our midst and the people feel that tbe
great God who presides over the destinies of
nations and "sits on the throne judging
right" is on our side and will bless os in
Thus far our efforts hare been crowned with
success. Let all praise be given to our gal
lant soldiers who have defended the Integrity
of our soil.
It bas been so d gentlemen that this is a
vr.T for slavery I tell you it is a war for lib
er-1 Upon ihaipsueof this war mut depend
on status in alt l'"ae tocomc. Wc must either
ma ataiu cur liberties by our strong arms and
slot ' hearts or we must consent to become the
mos. abject slaves of the basest most corrupt
and vulgar despotism that ever clutcbod in its
unhallowed grasp tho liberties of a free people.
- I know gentlemen that in your hearts you
hare already determined that this war must be
carried on with promptness vigor patriotism
honor and all that jou hold most dear. To de-
vise and carry out such wise and efficient
measures as will strengthen tbe arm of the
Confederate States and aid them in speedily
achieving for us our independence I pledge
to you my most cordial approval and co-operation
in every such measure.
I trust you will see that those gallant men
who hare served the State well and faithfully
be fully provided fur and that no Texan sold-
ier shall charge his State with ingratitude.
They deserve wcllof their country; they
have and will continue to sustain the reputa-
tion of tbeir State as'the home of a chivalrous
and warlike people.
Gentlemen to the ladies of our country we
owe much; in our trials and troubles they
too have been with us. To prepare comforts
for the soldiers their busy needles have been
plied incessantly ; tbeir smiles their tears
and their prayers accompany tbe soldiers to
tbe battle field. They yield up to tSc cause of
their country nguvuraveiy uu&uauu ureiucra
gers. iney give up ease luxury
Further News by the Mail
HIGHLY ISll'OHTAXT FnoM TIICAORTH.
cha.mil: op the wah PitociUMua
U'Efflt'Erfl MISSOURI TO HE DESKIlTCn.
coxcEYrnATiox for a mighty effort
TE.VXESSEE TRAINS 11UXM.G THROUGH.
ArtBESTS FOR TRKASOX.
ARRA.XGEMEXT BETWEKX GE.VLS PRICE
MEMrms. Nov. 10. Tbo St. Louis Rcpnbli-
xan of the 12th inst. reCeircd here this even
ing discloses a change in the western war
programmo of the highest impnitancc and
which appears to be confirmed by other cir-
Accordiog to this the Lincoln forces are all
to be withdrawn from Western Missouri so as
to concentrate every. available regiment for a
grand expedition which is expected to sweep
resistlcssly down tho Mississippi river captur-'
ing Colnmbns and Memphis and then carry
ing terror and destruction through tfibujhole'
valler aa far south as New Orleans.
This grand expedition is to consist of eight
gunboats and ono hundred and Qfty transports
carrying on board a well appointed- army ol
100000 men including cavalry and artillery.
All of the best troops in the west are to be se-
lected for this service.
The gunboats and transports are said to be
already prepared and the troops are being col
lected for embarkation as speedily as possible
Reinlorcemcnts are pouring into Carro rapid
ly. In the meantime Commons ana even Mem-
phis are to ba immediately threatened.
MEr;rn3Nov. 16. The war department at
Richmond bas recommended and requested
Mjor General Polk tq revoke his interdiction
of the importation of grain from Kentucky.
The superintendent of the Georgia railroad
announces by telegraph the speedy resumption
of communication over this important route.
The trains will run through on .Monday the
same as before the bridge burnings.
Messrs. Pickens and Wallace members of
the state legislature fiom East Tennessee have
been arrested and arc to stand their trial for
Information has just been received that a
pacificatory agreement was entered into be
tireen Gen. Sterling Price and Gcn.FremOnt.
in Western Missouri which was signed by
ht .l i i .u- sit...:- .it.
OOtn panics auu ciaur mo tuiiuniug ang-
An equitable arrangement for exchanging
prisoners according to the rules of civilized
warfare An assurauce of non interference
with persons for their expression of political
opinions.. Confining hostilities entirely and
purely to'tho battU-fieWr-
Feoh Virginia. Ninety-nine prisoners
of -war had died in Richmond up to the 31st
Col. Stovall'sJ (Georgia) Rcgiraeut left
Richmond on the" 11th for Tennessee.
Tbe Examincrof tho Utb says :
Two regiments of Texas troops left via
Fredericksburg road yesterday for Evans-
port. It took twenty wagons to carry their
baggage. It was the largest train that ever
went up the road. Four thousand Texaiis
aro still here.
A letter of the 6th from Dumfries to the
Richmond Enquircr.tontains the following:
Lieut. Dean of Col. Wigfall's Texas
regtmont disappeared on Sunday night.
Ho was on picket on the river and his
clothes were found on the beach. It is sup
posed by some that he was accidentally
drowned. Others think ho was murde'redj
and others again that ho deserted.
The Dispatch of the 12tb says :
On the hill oast of Richmond known as
Hospital Hill or Ohimborazo Heights there
has suddenly sprung up a city which
vrhilo it does not rival the metropolis in
architectural conttruction makes a vciy
formidable show in the number of its hou-
ses. These buildings have been put up for
winter quarters and will fifrnish accommo-
dations for thousands of troops.
The GttEiT Naval ExpeoitIoS. Oar readers
will judge for themselves from he-following
instrnctions from the War Department what
is the object of sending out tbe one thousand
black refugees. It is plainly stated that they
may be organised ''In squads companies or
otherwise." That Is they are to be armed for
such military service aa circumstance ma) re-
quire but this is not to be construed " a gen-
eral arming of them" &s. The real intention
WAsnwaTOK. Oct. lilb. 1861
Bir: In connecting military operations J
wuliu oioiutH:urBa uy luu uiuci&uiauuu Ol
the President to be in a state of insurrection
you will govern Yourself so far as person)
held to service nuder tbo laws of such Slates
are cotuserfiH) by the principles of tbe letters
eddresied'bv me to lltjor-General Butler on
thetifh of May and tho 6th of August copies
of which are herewith furnished to you. As
special directions adapted to special circum-
stances cannot be siven. much must be re
ferred to your own discretion as Command- I
Inc General or the expedition iou will.
however in general aVail yourself of tbe ser
for tile fihango at tho earliest day possible.
In my next! -will suggest what I think you
mar do as a Legislator to inaugurate a new
system of commerce and fioance benefioial
to ourselves and thereby preventing us from
over hereafter becoming heweis of wood
and drawers of water to the North. '
Yours tc. W. B. MOORE.
.XOVKMGKf; 20 1861.
Our (iuuhl Uecotiultloii by Mexico.
The Fort BrownFlag issues an extra dated
Nov. 10th headed " Quabi Recognition of
tlJefeouthcwi Confederacy by Mexico" and
TmSnjnuig the following just received from
HKjomhuusc at Tampico :
LtntTlME Cl'stou House Tami-iCO Taji-AVUVAte-Jicpubtic
bf Mexico General Trcv
sury oplhe Station. l8t Section Tho chief
ullicer iu charge of tho Department of Fi-
nance communicates the following superior
order to this General Treasury :
In an official communication dated tho
4th inst; His Excellency the Minister of-
Rulatious and Government informs tne of
the following : His Excellency the Presi-
dent ordaind that tho vessels of tbe Confed-
erate States of the South (hall bo admitted
in the ports of the Republic subject lo the
same restrictions aud under the same regu-
lations as the vessels uf "other nations. I
transmit this' to you that you may circulate I
it- tn 4lin ma rili ma n till Il-ntltl n f n jmnlhrtiiEni t
Ab iu VUV lumiuuJU muu iiuuuu UUOIAJtUAiWUObd
fur the fulfilment of its purpose
I hereby communicate it to you that it
may be so done. God and Liberty. Mexi-
co May 11th 1SG1.
JOHN A. ZAMBRAKO.
So it seema that as early as May last tho
Confederate States wcro placed on equality"
with other nations commercially at least.
Why tho publication of this order has been
delayed so long we know not unless through
Seward's diplomacy. "
A Fibe. We regret to state that a dwelling
house belonging to Gen. Sherman some ibur
or live miles down the Island was entirely
consumed by fire on Friday night last. The
house was occupied by Mr. who trith
his family had barely time to stve themselves
from the flames. Tbe furniture aid every fling
ju iuo uuuau joa uwi.ru cu aao JUT. Z
family was dependent on Col. Sydnorwhoite
residence is on tbe onposi'ij JhJ.v.. for t(ij
necessary clothmz bedding c. topreveni
them irom sutionng from tho severe Norther
then blowing. This is tbe third dwelling houso
Gen. Sherman bas lost by flre in -addition to a-
saw mill stables and other buildings lost in
tho same way. It was theaehary losses at
Harrisburg formerly that ccmpelled him to
change his residence to this aty.
Our legislature Fluaucla'l Question.
We learn by late arrivals'from.Austiu that."
appropriate committees of be Legislature arc
diligently engaged In tbe consideration and
preparation of bills upon toe important sub-
jects of our State finances ai:J relief of debtors
agaiust forced sales. ' J
In regard to the first were Informed thafc
i .a. r
it Is probable an effort willjbojmade to fund j
our present State indebtedness in 8 per cent
coupon bonds running for tfa jears or longer
the interest and pnncipalof these bonds to
be secured to be paid prooptly by ajpeeial
irrepealable tax levied (in tbj law as pTovided
by the amendment made to the constitution by
the late Convention. It is-proposed also to
make the coupons of these bonds receivable-
for State revenue as tbey fajl due. This debt
now amounts to abont $S0O)0O. If this debt
could be disposed of in this way the finances
of the State would ba perfecliy easy except se
far as extraordinary appropriations are requir-
ed for military purposes.
In addition to this. It Is proposed to make
any futuaissuo of Treasury Warrants or
other evilence of State indebtedness receiv-
able in payment of all public dues whether
for taxes or for lands. Tha it Is urged will
make these-issues worth in the market their
full face lalue in currency' nt least totho
amount of our annual revenue from. alt sour-
ces. In Other words if oui- State taxes and
other revenue' amount to 8K)000 there will
bo a demand in tho scarcity of specie new ex-
isting for that amount of thlsa State issues'
lo meet tbe payment of this rjvenue and they
will be paid for in currency a their face value
at least. If the amount of sich issues js in-
creased however to any extent beyond our
State revenue they will to that extent bo de-
preciated. ' This appears obvious.
Thi argument used in favor of 'funding our
cxistute debt.are that it wi created with &
full kwwledge of the inabijyof "the State to
Capture Of our Minister.
The dispatches announcing the capture of
Messrs. Slidell and Maon have naturally
enough awakened a profound seimation in tt
public mind. Our NuW Orleans cotemporarita
have hardly hi time to comment on the sub-
ject but they readily concur in the opinion
that the British Government will demand
prompt satisfaction for such a gross insult to
theirflag. The True Delta lays so flagrant a dis-
regard of tha opinion of the civilized world
bas not occurred siaca the abduction from
neutral territoiT of the Daka d' Eugbein by
order of Kanoleon Bonanarto. " Tha!Urallel
only wants the execution of MasonTanurSlidelt
to make ft comnleto.and mayhap this wllllal-
luw. It remains to ba seen what codrJft Grea
Britain will now pursue to vindicate the honor
of her flag thus disgraced and outraged "
The Delta commences it article on the same
topis as follows :
"Th Lincoln Government evidently plumes
itself upon Its constabnlstory exploits. Doubt-
less its forte lies is that Iiae of business. I
regards arrest and imprisonment as the anti-
dote of disloyalty in tho North and wherever
it is possible extends the system tolndifidnal
Southerners who happen ta come in the way
Its most brilliant feats during tbe war nave
been its midnight captures and Baitile incar-
cerations tbe triumphs of a wide-awake and
energetic Administration achieved over a
prostrate Constitution and the dead habeas
corpus and not over its rooted and slaughter-
ed enemies in the field."
The editor thon refers to the capture of our
Ministers from a nentral vessel and bound from
One neutral port to another as the climax of
Lincoln' eonstabulatory performances. The
editor says it Is difficult toexplaiu this act up-
on anv notorial principles he can sec no ra
tional motive to tbo perpetration o( such an
outrage. While it cannot apparently result In
any advantage to Lincoln it seems calculate
almost inevitably to embroil In trouble if not
in bostilitiea with Great Britain. Neither does
the editor see any serious injury to bs inflicted
on the Confederate Stale3 by which to justify
such aa extraordinary proceeding. It was
desirable indeed to hare these able represen-
tatives in England and France to be ready to
act in case of our recognition bnt the question
of recognition was not to be settled by their
diplomacy but only by Southern steel striking
prostrate the invaders of Sontheru soil. "No
doubt" says tbe Delta "theso gentlemen them-
BetveajlicnrnTerHttl i7 ij mdulga iu i-
mantie aspirations for martyrdom will be in-
clined to welcome the event as one well adapt-
ed to bring aboufpreeiscly the diplomatic im-
broglio between Eogland and the Lincoln Go-
vernment which they would have rejoiced in
fomenting by their presence as recognized
"If the Lincoln Government had ransacked
the eatalogoo of conceivable and possib e
methods of national provocation it could
scarcely have hit npan one moro seemingly cal-
culated to go borne and stir up mortal rancor
than tho invasion of the neutral deck of aBrit-
uh ship on the high sess."
The only plausible ground npon which to
tnatlfv ifif Kiirh hanrirl me&xnrn. is tha rierht
I . i. :. u:-u u TTMuari oi.i.. v....
gi-flearCD ft IIJJUI fuiwi uio uuiwm u.aa una
aiffays dsnied dnring the wbole period of its
existence and which Grsat Britain herself bas
virtuallr abandoned. All that Government
now claims is the right of visitation simply
to verify a vessel's nationality where there is
a suspicion of her sailing under false colois.
Bnt ssys the Delta this forcible capture of
passengars from a British vessel on tbe high
seas is as much a violation of tha nentral ter-
ritory of Great Britain aa if the act were per-
petrated on tha soil of Canada or within sight
of St. James. We may also here give tbe an-
swer to a question propounded on this point
to a high judicial functionary of this city. lie
said: "Aa far aa regards the principles of in
terrtntioa law Lincoln might with as much
propriety have sent bis emissaries to England
in search of our ministers after their landing
there and have takon tbem forcibly from Brit-
ish soil nader protest of theautkoritiesj)f th.at
country. The principle is precisely the same
in. both oases for a British vassal on the high
"seas Is Je'gairy-FriBslytwsitorx and the pasT
sengers are as much entitled ta British protec-
tion as if they were in the stmts of London."
The Delta finally aisumesjtihat tbe Lincoln
government caanot possibly 'expect to defend
this act upon the plea of the right of search
inasmuch as it is dsnied by both those. gor
ernments. But should Great Britain favorably
entertain such a plea. It-could only be in coin-
nlicitv with our enemies" in.which caethis cap
ture our ministers followidhy no proper de-
mand for reparation) wouiiibe evidence of aa'
unfriendly disposition .on tieps-of theBritiah
ernmeiyt tawards the Confederate Slates '
There mis been an eitrtvaruiQaryauiet along
the Potomac for the lost few days. Not gun
has been flred.in tbe neighborhood of Evans
port while opposite that point tbe Federals
are said to be erecting most formidable batte
nes with 13 inch mortars. Two Federal stea
mers passed tbe K'ansport batteries on the
Since the battle of Mana3sa3 and up to the
11th inst. the Federal prisoner in onr hands
have accumulated to 2717 of which 1732 are
V Ttfe'TEfBlWinWIudOtConKer- goes into
more detiilVabouf tne Gcyandotte affair stat-
ing that S60 to 10C0 rebels by trickery and
conceit witluhe inhahitsntiirunurdered in cold
blooflbe FefcrltooWvhe?ucJrBied. tbe
lajfeftKmberinjI some M0 or 3tXnnder Zeig-
lerwho afterwards burnt tbo 'town to aahes.
This is theFederal account. i
The violent seizure or tho C. S. Commis-
sioners to Europe Mes5r3.Ma3on and Slidell
is the most important announcement by the
It is worthy of note that a Paris corres-
pondent thinks the cotton blockade must
cease to be tolerated by Jannary next.
For the various other items of news not
telegraphed to this city we refer to our dis-
patches brought by mail.
It will be seen that the ncccssityW abol-
ishing slavery is now openly insisted on
and endorsed by Secretary Cameron while
the production of cotton by free labor is be-
ing advocated by tho Tribune. We have
always believed that the present war was-
commenced for the consummation of this
end aud would assnme this complexion at
A servant woman belonging to Mas. James
K. Polk of Nashville Bas killed tbreef her
children then cutting her own throat "in a
manner that woald probably prove fatal. Sh?
was insane from-congestiou of tbe brain.
The Richmond Examiner says Col. William
Christy has been assigned to command one of
the rectrnents of Gen. Breckinridge's brigade.
Col. Owos first commissioned in the U. S.
'Army-ii 1S11 and bore himself gallantly
through the war finally participating in the
battle f New Orleans and now after over a
half century buckles on his armor again.
The Bowling Green Courier of the 16tn
learns of tbe arrival of three Indiana regi-
ments joining Co . Hawkins' regiment on
Green river. Several other Indiana regiments
were expected to arrive there. -
The Louisville Democrat says thelst and
2d Kentuckv regiments will probably winter
The Richmond Examiner of the 14th savs
tbe Government is informed of the arrival of
an Eoglish steamer whose crgo consists of
brigades ; also 28000 stand of arms ten rifled
cannon saddles medicines ic. She cost tbe
British Government 38000 and her speed is
unsurpassed. She mounts ono large swivel
gun amidships and is commanded by J. D.
Bulloch tormerly of the U.S. Navy.
Tbe city of Charleston Is being put in a per.
feet state of defence.
The North Carolina State Convention was to
meet at Rileigh on the 18th inst.
The Fredericksburg (Va.) Herald gives aa
account of a most brutal and disgraceful at-
tempt by a Federal steamer and tug to bom-
bard and destroy the little village ot Urbano
on the ilappenbanoch. Without giving any
notice far the women and children to leave
they bombarded tbe place throning over one
hundred shot and shell and afterwaada at-
tempted to land for the purpose doubtless of
stealing all the property they could take and
destroying the balance; butthey wete repuls-
ed by a small body of mjlitia when they took
to their boats again and again commenced
throwing shells. However they did no other
iojary than to strike a small free church three
or lour times.
Late New Jork dispatches ssy that permits
are being Issued by the government to cany
on a trade with the Southern coast and
vessels are fitted out for the purpose of
offering all kinds of articles of necessity to
the Lincolnites here or to such as may there
by be seduced from fidelity to tbe South.
These articles are to be exchanged for cotton.
Important results are anticipated and it is ex-
pected that in "Xhis way cargoes of cotton may
be had for shipment to Eagland.
The Tribune has a dispatch to tbe effect that
the rebels are withdrawing from the lower
Potomac and going as is supposed to Caro-
lina and Georgia iu accordance with Lincoln's
policy and as the effect of the great naril ex
The New York Times has a dispatch to the
effect that the Government is about to releai'e
pectation that an equal number of Federal
priaonerswill be released in like manner and
that a fnll exchange of prisoners may be tbe
'result. The Federal 'Government it. is' also
sa:A is going to 'send money clothing xc to
the Federal prisosf'rs fn our handsif our gov-
ernment will co opwateirf that measure.
Pom ItoxAL. We baveriot been able to
learnwtth any accuracy how much ootton
tho enemy got possession of jp the Jei'gh
.borhood of fti'SoyaJ.-Northefn paper;
says thoy have goCvtwoHlion'daUar
worm g uuimuu$ Aa iwiiwemwu. uispaccn
to the Charleston Oo8fpmaxs 1U5 a
amount. We see it
News by Telegraph.
Kicajio.vD Nov. 17. It is ascertained that
the Federal vessel San Jacinto boarded the
British steamer at aea ou which were 'our
Ministers Mason and Slidell and their Secre
taries jjutiis ana Aicrarianaana i
off. They are all now at Fortresa Mi
llioutosn Jtov. 17. The news o;
tore of Ministers Mason and Slidell
munica-.ed to Norfolk from Fortress.
Dy uen. wool to uen. linger.
Commodore WilkeiOf the San Jacinto ar-
rested oarCommisaiOBersJ 4'
Richmond Jibv.LS The following particu-
lars of the arrest of Mascn and SJUdell on
board the-British mail steamer havs been re-
ceived here.t The steamer bad left tbe Island
of 3Iedeira when she was overhauled by the
an Jacinto. and.bosrdedby Capt. Wilkes
who demanded "a list' of the passengers. The
demand was at first refused by the commander
of tho isritisb vessel but was subsequently
submitted to under protest.
Wilks finding tbe names of tbe Ministers
on tbe list demanded that they should be giv-
en up; this also was submitted to unde
protest. 'It b supposed that tha families of
the gentlemen arrested proceeded to England
on the steamer.
Late Northern papers say the North is jub-
ulant over the Yankee success at Port KoyaL
The Northern papers say that tbe next demon-
stration will probably be that the "fleet wilt
make an attack upon the Evansport batteries.
t Richmond Nov. 17. Tha Northern papers
publiaS a dispatch reporting a battle at Pike-
villc Ky. inwbichtbe-Federai killed'500
and took 100O Confederate prisoners ; but a
fetter from Gen. Humphrey Msisballls just
read at the War Department which says the
Pikcville battle occurred with 300 Confeder-
ates against 1500 Federals. Our troops lost
one kitted four wounded and seven missing.
The Federal Ios was killed 207 counted 140
wounded and S0O prisoners.
This unequal loss resulted from the fact that
our men were successfully ambuscaded and
tbe enemy were entrapped.
An unfortunate surprise of our scouting
parties on the Peninsula occurred early Wed-
nesday morning last causing the death of
Major Bagby of llobde and. formerly of
Georgia slightly wounding Capt. Morris in
the hand and severely wounding Mr. Sogers
whose leg had to be amputated and jome
few Virginians the latter very shghtly. The
remains of Maj. bagby are en route for Mobile.
MEETING OF TUB SOVEHEIGSTY COX-VE.TTIO.-V.
Rcs5rLt.viti.B Ky. Hov. 18. The Sover-
eignty Convention met this morning fifty-one
counties represented. H. C. Burnett was cho
sen fresiacnt Ol tne convention.
The Provisional Government PT nnth
r-icui:i.v.wm cert&-rnT7--D& formed to-morrow.
anu ueorg? w. jonnson 01 acott county will
be appointed Governor of the new State.
MEETIAC OF THE CO.VFKDEHATB COX-
(iilKeS. Bichmosd Xbv. IS. Congress met at noon
to-day. A bare quorum present. No business
done and adjourned till to-morrow.
The President' message will be sent into
Nothing new from the camps.
THE SC3ITEB AGAEV.
The Northern papers again report the eapi
tore of the Confederate war steamer Sumter
and that the crew are prisoners on board the
CiSTBEVUtz Vs. Nov. It. New York pa-
pers of the 14th inst. are here; they contain
the'otBcial report of the capture of Port Roy-
al with a loss or 8 killed and 22 wounded on
the Federal side.
The report represents that the negroes were
pillaging their masters' bouses and flocking
to the fleet.
Col. John Cochran in a speech In Washing"-
ton on the IStb proclaims the necessity of
abolishing slavery and Secretary Cameron
endorsed the sentiment.
The New York Tribune announces that on
tbe Sea Islands all cotton will henceforth be
produced by free labor.
The papers report a great Fetleral victory
achieved by Gen. Nelson at Pikeville Ky.
They say that he took over2000 prisoners and
that the Confederate loss in killed 'was 500.
Gen. Halteck has been appointed to the
command in Missouri and Gen. Bnel in Ken-
tucky. MOUE L1.C0L.MTE3 CAPTURED.
fiicnxo.NO Nov. 19. Major MSrtin with his
cavalry has captuied 32 Federals or the 33th
JT. Y. regiment within twdimiles of Colon's
Fdur of the enemy killed yoae wounded.
No Confederate-loss. Five of the eaemv'a
tcprn wagons captured.
Intelligence from 'Washington states that
-two more naval expeditions will soon be on
.their route South.
It is believed here to be all gammon. It .is
reported hers that tbe privateer Sumter bas
been captured off tbe coast cf Texas by the
Washixctos Nov. 12. A privateer and two
schooners ib-Sau Juan Inlet were burned on
the night of the. 9th inst.. by boats fronf-the
Wasm.VGio.v. Nov. 11. A. DersoTr; in eiti
fzen's dressrtwith a paas'from GeaTilcCIellah's
eaaqjaaners visited all taerortron. the. Iefc
--j--jww--"- . vu- .
wiog oa;ioreacraijrrax on paiare.Ur.B0
tTU3i-ccuui4cu uuutixrcuira w.AiexiDar
Bixoujcerui lun rcuem. snay
THOMAS GRISWOLD fc CO.
rOJlMXKLT HYDE 4 OOODBICII.
Comer r Canal and Ho)al 8t Tew Otteaoa
" Marrafootrirers of
JEWELRY. 6ILVE8WARE SMOR&UAXD
V MILITARY ACCOUrRE.'liE.MS
IAMB IMPORTERS OF
Waleiie. DUmoaii dotk. Bronx. Pore
fe. Uiae tUtt tVmrr Uon CailerT
V W"l Fancy GooJ.
THEiut8aISeYa.Wm.il. Good IdiHenrVTliom.!r
isdA. Mir'j.oIJ.calUttenUonc Uiecti cntatlw
tTIa or their Aim. which Is stul onancbd trtleiiat
parsers. a9 bwe- unn-Ks-lIt air.! a taribm iru fltten
reus; tt He bid c pitil ami Urlneii bdiltrn a
I'merfy. weshalltuve altfais'on.aii.d.f r the laceo-
tioo uf nf friecdj ml lie public tae lirge t jn.lTJit
electa stcck ofgxo-i la oa. line In lie UonleJerate
septlOw THOMA". GKI3W0I.3 i CO.
Wi EKcDy nstliy our Mends thrangaaut the South
list as we r clottng np our smlnea la Sew York
eatlrelr' aQ cosmuslcatloDs for our firm moat here-
after ba ad4rcaed to this place where we win con-
tinue the Wholesala Hardware sailaess at cor pre i-
eat location No.JBJIajaitaaBt. SEW ORLSA33.
P. W. GERALD
LAND GZXZEAL COLLZCTISf AOS1TT
WILL tar and tell Laid sad Land Cervicites ex
amine titles p-oenre patents collect rtiimT aalax
the State and pif uta oalaadj.
Loaa-pexiciLceln eenneetlou wih theState rJepart-
meat wUl euaMa ate to render eCcIent serrlea to those
who mar hare bsiinsa ta.be tianncted In either of aM
ZspecUl attention sren u the collection of all naa&er
Hos.TnacU M. WUi. Commlsttosef Central land
OtSce ; Hon. W. 25. Hotchalaa Commissioner of Clauna ;
Hon. C.K. Johns Comptroller Hon. C.H. Eandolnh.
Treasurer; Jndge H. B4X of the aapreme Court and
lion. John iXenjphllZAnsUiun .
CoUJ.lI Browezvand CdtrHocraa L. Smilh. Sow
Hoa. J. H Crnler and S. Morrow KnorrUIe Tern.
Pea. J. T. Daalsp A'aiariEs. lean. fspruis-wlr
WStrKtoIs&rmcarfdenis and cosbmur that t
xroee our rreseat location (coraer of S3d and 31aret laj
to the Corner Store of these elegant Irsn Frcnt BciliSses
waere we shall ba hsppT to see &arpld fnw ens
. ' - KXTEYS1VE STOC$ OF
SHOES &c cfco.
AT THE LOWEST MARKET PRICE
t3T W woeld also eH itleaiioa to she ict Hut we
t3 hiTe tsereseed fseQttrs to enlarge ccr Sto j
Importation. fi-oni JEtirope.
sascoaaj the blockade wEXteremored from our ports.
LIFPHA?! fc KOPPEKL.
k COKPSTZHT nUrrs Spanish or Trench Teachsr
r nh- can teach both laaxeage. can f et Iu per
month for usehtne one c!a?s : and wld be at Ubeitx to
tmmrclaterr to o. J. UUCK.
Ualid College SaJo HlU couctr Texas.
LE TCLLE tt CO.
rOaWARDliQ AXD OOMMI3SI03 MEBCHAST3
Auirror Cousaso Cociit Trxu
HATE large and extensive Warsl(uw and are pre
urad ts receive- tto-e. and forward all conln-
meau made to tars. Taey also toll It constsaments ot
roods to sen on eo&mlslGn. IJbf rsl adtancea made on
consljrsneatj. In cash or Confederals bonds-
rtcreieace: .Meisrs. malt se surrettv aalretton
Texas. v octSwtwSm
AU9T wishes to obtain a position u TEACHER la
a fully cr school. She 1 capable of teachlsz any
braach that air teceaired. Sslary net much ofaaobjecc
butneenlQ;3at.IiaBdnlk&.n.hcine- Addieas U. me &f
Jfews OJtcsda ncvS-wjtiw.sw
IJIEKSBY aire notice that X have been appointed and
entered upon the duties of Receiver or the ptopeitr ot
Allen JCseffllea under the law o the Confederate Con-
'greea approved Aegori 30th 1SSL la that section of tha
Eastern Idstrlctoi Texas In which process It returnable
to tha District Court of the Confederate States at OsItm-
ton. and win execute tho duties of the offlce la the counter .
or Galveston liatnv-weitr ana I'&ainoexv.. 4
1 request the atiMnr. smt Information made the du'fl
MyozceUtnUe itoufedeiHe Court hosm buUdlJ
adlotninzueuerx-soncei w.r. jiaioiuiuaj
. . QUJCNTNE. -
JJ0 vagMmw iaixaui&.r oJ
.LOoT CERTIFICATE i
TVmSr to &t nt tlai cf the ksa ef a C
t icmci uuia.iBanta uf nm ittm
fUJ sVjrtUiU jiUMiti-
enent. Uaa a
vices ot any
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