March 31, 1863 - August 11, 1864

NEW ORLEANS BEE, March 31, 1863, p. 1, c. 2

Late from the Rio Grande.

                The United States steamer Honduras arrived here on Sunday from the Rio Grande, having two hundred and sixty refugees from Texas.  The Era learns the following from Lieutenant Colonel Stancel:
On the morning of the 15th a force of Confederates of about one hundred and fifty men crossed the Rio Grande into Mexico, at the mouth of the river, and captured Col. E. J. Davis, of the First Texas Cavalry, Captain W. W. Montgomery, of the same regiment, and three soldiers.
About one hundred and fifty were lying there, says the Era, (at the mouth of the Rio Grande) waiting an opportunity to get on board the Honduras; they being prevented by the rough weather.
The Mexican authorities demanded the return of the prisoners.  Accordingly on the 18th Col. Davis and the three soldiers taken were returned to Matamoros.  Captain Montgomery, however, was not returned.
After the return of the captured officers and soldiers, the refugees (forty-six in number) were got on board the steamer.  The bark Arthur, after she had been brought around from Galveston, threw two shells into the Confederate camp on the night of the 25th, at which time the Honduras left the city.  The officers mentioned above, Col. Davis, Lieut.-Col. Stancel, Captain Montgomery and the two lieutenants, were officers of the First Texas (Federal) Cavalry, recruited in this city for Gen. Hamilton's Brigade. 

NEW ORLEANS BEE, April 2, 1863, p. 1, c. 3-4

The Violation of Neutrality.

                The Brownsville Flag has a long editorial with regard to the recent capture of Col. Davis and other officers on Mexican soil.  It states that Captain Montgomery was hanged.  The Flag says:
The extraordinary transactions of which we give the details in another column, will excite people to be animated in its discussion, but the people of Mexico, the United States and Europe will also be called upon to canvass its merits as an act of policy and of international offense.  The abduction of the renegades from Mexican soil will be condemned at large, not only by our own Government, but by foreign States, not only as an outrage upon friendly soil, but as a political blunder committed against our own interests.  The public will barely take into consideration the fact that the act was committed without authority, and that it was promptly disavowed by the commanding officer on the frontier, nor will the mass reflect how great has been the temptation to the deed.  Mexico, as a State, has been decidedly inimical to us from the beginning, and by various measures emanating from the capital, has shown a disposition to thwart our interests and injure our resources.  But for Gov. Vidaurri and the good offices o the citizens of Matamoras, we should long since have been compelled by our own self-respect, to assume a hostile attitude toward the people west of the Rio Grand. [sic]
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Gen. Bee has officially denied any responsibility for, or complicity in the abduction of Davis, and the act therefore becomes an individual offense, for which the Confederate States is in no way responsible.  It was not directed against Mexicans, but against renegade Texans.  It was an interchange of hostilities between citizens of Texas, without official character, (for they acted as individuals, doing what they did against orders and in violation of law,) and runaway men, who took advantage of their position to insult our people.  It was a personal affair, and the parties engaged in it have been sought after, and when found will be tried for the offense which they committed against our own and against all law.  Gen. Bee is seeking to make every honorable atonement possible to be made for a seemingly military, but which was as purely personal and individual as any ac could be that involved an equal number of men. 

NEW ORLEANS BEE, August 3, 1863, p. 1, c. 6

Madame La Mars,
Renowned Astrologist
and Clairvoyant.

Announces to the public that she has removed from Baronne street, and located at 145 Customhouse street, corner of Dauphine street, where she will be pleased to see all who are disposed to favor her with a visit. 

NEW ORLEANS BEE, June 14, 1864, p. 1, c. 7

Sign of the
Bronze Pen
62 Bourbon Street
between Bienville and Conti sts.
Direct Importation of French, English and American Papers,
and Stationary [sic] of Every Description.

Blank Book Manufactory.
Wholesale and Retail.
Commission House, in Paris 23, rue du Cairo.
Letter Paper, blue and white, ruled and plain.
Cap Paper,             "              "              "              "
Note Paper,           "              "              "              "
Packet Post           "              "              "              "
Commercial Letter, blue and white, plain and ruled.
Onion Skin Letter and Post Paper for Foreign Correspondence.
Folio Post, blue and white
Flat Cap, of every variety.
Ledger Papers, all qualities.
Tissue Paper, white and colored.
Blotting Paper, white and pink.
Envelopes, of all kinds and sizes.
Doule [sic?] Caps, blue and white all weight.
Patent Headed Bill Cap.
Bill Heads, ready rule, 3 to 6 heads to a sheet.
Copying Papers.
Tracing Papers.
Music Papers.
Drawing Papers.
Hardware Papers, of various sizes and qualities.
White and Colored Wrapping, all kinds.
Manilla Papers, 15, 20, [illegible]
Tailors' Pattern Paper, in Rolls.
Glazed White and Colored Papers for Labels, &c.
Tea Papers.
Blank Note Paper.
Printing Paper, [illegible sizes]
Book                       "              [illegible sizes]
Black, Blue, Red Pencils, first quality, all grades.
Steel Pens of all the Best Manufacturers.
Gold Pens, all sizes and qualities
Black Writing Inks.
"              Fluids.
Red         "              Inks.
Carmine   "             "
Blue        "              "
Rodgers's Razors.
Gold and Silver Penholders.
Full Assortment of Ordinary Penholders.
India Ink.
Interest Tables.
Initial Presses for Stamping Paper and Envelopes.
Lead Paints for Silver Pencil cases.
Files for Newspapers.
Perforated Boards used as Canvas for Embroidery.
Rodgers' Pen Knives.
Tooth Picks.
Wafers, Transparencies, and others.
Blank Books of all Sizes and Qualities.
Pass Books.
Memorandum Books.
Cotton Books.
Receipt   "
Day Books.
Cash "
Time       "
&c., &c., &c. 

NEW ORLEANS BEE, August 11, 1864, p. 1, c. 4

National Nick-Names.

                The following are the nick names of the different States, which we find in one of our exchanges:
Maine                                                   Foxes
New Hampshire                                    Granite Boys
Vermont                                               Green Mountain Boys
Massachusetts                                       Bay Staters
Rhode Island                                         Gun Flints
Connecticut                                           Wooden Nutmegs
New York                                             Knickerbockers
New Jersey                                           Clam Catchers
Pennsylvania                                          Leather Heads
Delaware                                               Muskrats
Maryland                                               Clam Thumpers
Virginia                                                  Beagles
North Carolina                                      Tar Boilers
South Carolina                                       Weasels
Georgia                                                  Buzzards
Louisiana                                                Creoles
Alabama                                                 Lizzards
Kentucky                                               Corn Crackers
Ohio                                                       Buckeyes
Michigan                                                Wolverines
Indiana                                                   Hoosiers
Illinois                                                     Suckers
Missouri                                                  Pukes
Arkansas                                                 Toothpickers
Mississippi                                               Tadpoles
Florida                                                     Fly-up-the-creeks
Wisconsin                                                Badgers
Iowa                                                        Hawkeyes
California                                                 Gold Hunters
Oregon                                                    Hard Cases
Nevada                                                    Sage Hens
Kansas                                                     Jay Hawkers
Minnesota                                                Gophers
Texas                                                       Beef Heads
Nebraska                                                 Bug Eaters