The following items are taken from the Galveston News
, of the 14th inst.:
At half-past 4 P. M., a small sail-boat went out by permission of Col. Moore
, the white flag having been set between the shore and the blockaders.
Several citizens were on board.
The small boat returned last night, bringing in Messrs. Parizot
, and Moore
, who were passengers (Mr. Parizot
, consignee,) on the Mexican
schr. Saleda Cos
, with a Mexican commander, crew, papers, and flag, from Vera Cruz
, which port they left five days ago.
The schooner had a cargo of 200 sacks of coffee, of two hundred pounds each, and 150, 000 cigars.
The gentlemen named were allowed to come ashore on parole, to return, we learn, so as to be sent to New York on a supply steamer to be expected shortly.
They were asked to take the oath, but refused to do so. Their personal effects were not taken.
captain and three of his crew, we understand, also came ashore.
The steamer paid no attention to the flag.
, we learn, says he receives the Galveston
papers regularly, and knows all that transpires here.
of the 15th, says:
A large side-wheel steamer joined the blockaders yesterday.
She doubtless is the supply vessel expected by the South Carolina
, of Louisiana
, now commanding this department, arrived night before last from Houston
, and is stopping at the Tremont.
An artillery salute was fired yesterday from the square in honor of his arrival.
He will remain here, we understand, some days.
[from the San Antonio Herald.]
Coffee is brought from Mexico
to San Antonio
flour, a choice article, is selling in this city at $5 per one hundred pounds.
Several thousand rifle and musket cartridges and several tons of lead have arrived at Indianola
from the Rio Grande
Capt. John E. Garey
, having received orders to report for duty at San Antonio
, has turned over to Lieut. John A. Vernon
, of the Van-Dorn Guards
, at Indianola
, all the Confederate
property, and left for this city.
The ‘"big guns"’ are now in position at Pass Cavalla, to take any enemy that may approach by sea.
The recent heavy rains, says the Indianola Courier,
caused freshets in several of the rivers, and caused serious damage on the plantations.
The lower planters on the Lavaca river
suffered heavy loss.
Hon. F. S. Stockdale
lost three thousand bushels of corn and about seventy-five bales of cotton.
So great a freshet has not occurred on the Lavaca river
during the past fifteen years. The loss to planters is immense.
The salt being procured from the works in the vicinity of Corpus Christi
, is said to be equal to the finest Turk's Island
A large force is employed in gathering it, and thousands of bushels are daily procured — enough to keep the whole Confederacy from spoiling.
As far as heard from Lubbock
is 4375 votes ahead of Clark
for Governor, and Clark
is 1234 ahead of Chambers
The superintendent of the State
penitentiary says that institution can turn out 1000 yards per day of goods suited for winter clothing for the troops.
The 1st regiment of Galveston volunteers contains five German companies.