A Government courier has arrived from the Trans-Mississippi
with dispatches of importance.
He reports everything quiet in that department.
with five thousand more men than he entered the State
He claims to have accomplished all the objects of his mission and to have harassed the enemy sorely.
A dispute has arisen in the newspapers at Shreveport
between General Price
and Governor Reynolds
, of Missouri
, with regard to the results of the campaign.
In a military point of view, everything is quiet in the Trans-Mississippi
The rivers are higher now than they have been for many years; but no apprehension is felt of a land incursion by the Yankees
Blockade-running between Galveston
and the West Indies
is carried on very successfully; perhaps rivalling, in this respect, the ports of Wilmington
Quite a number of steamers ran in and out of Galveston harbor in the course of a fortnight.
The Government stores
and at Shreveport
are full of clothing and other necessaries.
The expedition fitting out at New Orleans is believed, by high authority in the Trans- Mississippi
, to be intended for Galveston
and not for Mobile
The Army of the Trans-Mississippi is in excellent spirits and condition.
The troops are well supplied with clothing, food and munitions of war. All that is required to satisfy them completely is new issue, and plenty of it, to pay off dues.
The message of Governor Allen
, of Louisiana
, strongly urges the placing of two hundred thousand negroes in the army as pincers, wagoners, etc. The message meets with universal approbation in Louisiana
crossed the Mississippi river
the other day, direct from Texas
, and represents everything in good condition on that side of the great stream.
He says everything is abundant over there, and that people scarcely feel the war is going on. There are no Federal forces now at any point in Texas
, and it is thought generally that it will be a long time before they make any demonstration upon any part of Texas
The Legislature of Texas
has passed a law taxing distillers of intoxicating drinks one thousand dollars, and dealers in them, wholesale and retail, two hundred and fifty dollars per annum, in the shape of licenses, and five per cent. on the amount of sales.
This is to be collected in specie or State treasury notes.
papers say that the sugar crop in Texas
will not be as large as was expected; instead of thousands of hogsheads there will be hundreds.