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A IL UJ IN iLVLy 1N3 .
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, SUNDAY. OCTOBER 12, 1802.
JOHN HUGH SMITH, Mayor,
.WILLIAM SHANE, Ueeorder.
JOHN CIirjMULF.Y, JfmVil.
J";Kiy 3fariJiaf W. H. Wllkiuion, A. C. Tucker,
id Jamei A. Steele.
Cterki of the Market John Oiumblfljest-oficio, Drat;
dl L. Ryan, "ecoiid ; anil John UeiMick, third.
Tax Aamutr Will lam Driver.
Iteimue Collector k . B. Sliankland.
M'ojt To Collector K. B. Garrett.
Treasurer R. Henr.
Kir Jm.'r Tliomiu) I.eake.
(vperintvndmt of th Workhiuse. J. Q. Doild.
Ruperinlmdrnt of the Water irorU-Jumei Wyatt.
Chief of tin Fire Pejiartment .John M. Seabury.
keztoiuof tU Ccmtte.ry7. II. MtBriilo.
Sfr (taerteer J. I,, fu-wurt.
City o'y .Mm Blol'liall Pmilli.
IuarJ o Ald,nnen M. M. Hrlrm, President ; J. K.
cwman, Q. A. J. My Held, Il.U. Hcovel, Win, B. Client
", J. C Fmlth, M. il. I.. Chiilmrne, and Jut. Rohu.
Common Council W. P. June, I'reffiilnnt ; William
ibcrU, T. J. Yarbroiigb, Wm. Driver, Wm. Stewart,
iuia HdukIi, W. nullum, Janice Turner, O. M. Houth.
tta, A, J. Ooln, J oh. Pavis, Andrew Amleraon, J. B.
nowlee, and John Oreariy.
KTAMIISO COMKITTKM Of Till CITY OOCfC'lL.
Finance Knnwlee, Scovel and Cole.
Walr Vorks Anderiion, Sratlh and Claiborne.
ay fluid , Clicalliini and Claiborne. ,
Wharf Newman, Stewart and Turner.
Hospital Jones, Mayfleld and Sloan.
tkhools Cheatham, Mayflold and Knowlea.
Fire D'tirdiMmf Cready , Driver and Kawraan,
liat Driver, Cheatham and Davla.
Cemetery sruilh, Htcwart and Newman.
Mark-it Wie--KonerU, Rtnwurt and Turner.
blaoce U ouch , Claiborne and Davll.
Potion ' licniiiuin.'Brieu and Anderaon
riprinytf-Hough, Cluiborne and Brlen.
Workhouse Cheulliam, Maytleld and Knowlei.
lmprorenin onl Expenditures (Mis, icovel aud
Public JVowr?; ftrieu, Cheatham aud Turner.
Pat Home Mayiield, Jonea and Roberts.
JXJT-Tho Board ol Aldermen meets the Tuesdays
xl preceding tho second and fourth TburBdy In
ah month, and Ihu Common Council the second
d lourth Tui.rdaya lu euch mouth.
Cj''ifi John Hmifth.
first Lieutenant Win. Yurbrounh.
Hevonil Lieutenant Jolm H. liavi".
I'olioemen Wm. J ickmiii, John Cavender, Niio Da-
,.Ioul 1'bil'ipK, Wm. linker, John Cottrell, William
ayo John, i'nKloi, J. W. Wright, Jolio- l'uckett,
inert f'ott, W. C. IruiirtH, Ttioma Kraticii, Andrew
yco, David YuteB, and Charles Hul.tl.
0f The Pollen Cour 1 opened every morning at
hherij' l.iCi' a M. IlmtoU. Iti-ynW Thoiuus Il'ib-
11 and .1. K. I.l. I.arinn,
V;iWi r--ri! ii. "kh C.iirretl,
Trustee W. .'a'-ff Ta I'.r.
(.'oiotier N il lit-1, her.
iiiu.jrr .U..n (orbitl.
Rttvntu ('(.'.' 'i..r J. ii. Urii.-y.
Kailrotul Tu CvlUctnrV!. I). U ib'VtH n.
Omatulitee ft tht Ji-uhrUle Vlri-:t John D. (iowor
id J. K. Nev. irinn.
Jikj n n. .lames Wliilwurlli.
Clerk V. I mdley Nicliol.
jTho Ji:d!'a Court meets the Brf-t Bloiid.iy lu
eh month, and the. (Quarterly Court, compos. d of
io aultrten of the County, in held the first Hon-
J.y In Jmiuiiry. April, July uitd (ictolier.
Jiuljt Hon. NittliHiiii l U.ixti r.
C7-ri Divul C. I.ove.
4)4 Tbo jiirt me'ts tlw Brht Mouduy lu Iditrcb
Jiuljji Hull. William K. Turner.
t'lrrk Ch:irV K. l'!Ki;..u.
4)aTTli0 C( urt ukh Ih the lint 11 -i,. lay lu April Ail
iht and lVCt niher.
iChanoeHor Hoii.Sanniel D. KriCBon
Clerk awl Muetrr'J. K. (lleavoa.
4)47- The C.mrt m. uta the Out Monday in May aud
I. 0. 0. F.
Mi K. Hint, Grand Secretarv, fhould be addreHsed
at Stuihuitte, 7V.m.
7'w.nwm L-I'j, So. I Mevta every Tuen lay Kven
;,nt their H.ill.on I In! comer of Uulon and burn
er street. Tho oltl 'era for the present terra, are :
8. Leaueur, N .; J. K. Mills, V..; J. L. Weakley,
orotiry ; L K. Hpalu, Trnwnrcr.
Trabue Lode, So. 10 Meida at the Mine place
ory Monday Cvening. The olllcera aro : K. A.
Impliell, N.G.; Henry Apple, V.O.; J. L. Park,
cretary ; B. V. Urown, Treaurer.
tntUy Lodge, No. 90 Meets at their nail, on South
ierry alivot, every Vrlday venlng. The otllcers
n : O.C. Covert, N.O.; frank Harman, V.U. James
vatt, Mtxretary ; W. M. Mallory, Treasurer.
.tutor Lodge, Ho. 105, (flrmitn) Meets at the
.11, fm-'rr of Union aud Hummer streets, every
uraday Kvniln. The uftioera are : Cbarka Kich,
P. Krledma V.O.; Bitterlli h, .VroUryi
Kidglf Enwnpmnt, h'o. 1 M.vta at the above Hail
. the urat and third Wednesdays of ea h mouth.
id oilWora aru: J. K. Milla, CP. ; T. H. MclifiJe, HP.;
. r. ruller, H.W.; leUr llarrn, Jr., J.W.; Julin V,
ulo, Kibe ; V W. Cnllr, Treaaorer
t'itea JlrtxoA Kiimmeti(, So. 4 Meta at the
l.ove li t I oa tho second ail I lourlli Wnduesday
j Uta o( ea.U month. The oilh era are : Ju. T Hdi,
jP.; Ib i.ry Ale, II 1.. Hoker, S W.; B rrud-
u, J liar). Kir.'h-r, S ribe; J. N. Ward,
Davidson Oountt DiutcTOKY Cmtinued.
M1LITAET QUABTxas AND OFFICERS.
Pott HiaiJ'iuartera on H.jh stroet. Ceo. Negley,
District Headi)nai tera on Summer street (Dr.
Ford's residence.) W. II. t.dell, Haj. 10th C. 8. In
fantry, A. A. A. Q.
Prorcit ITarshal Headquarters at the Capitol. A.
C. Cillem, Col. lat Tenn. Infantry.
Chirf Aiiitlanl Qnarttrrnatr Headquarters on
Charry street ; No. 10, (Judge Catron's residence.)
Capt. J. D. Bingham.
Amulant Quartermaster No. Cherry street. Capt.
Assistant Quartermaster Vino street, near Mrs.
Polk's residence, (apt. R. N. Lamb.
Assutnnt Quartern inter No. 37, Market street.
Capt. J, M, Hale.
Chief fmiviuryHead'iuurtflrs, No. 10, Vine St.
Capt. U Ma.-ff.dy.
ffcr.min.7ry of puhii-tence Broad street. Capt. S.
Actinj Orrrmitsary r,f (iubsittene C.irDer" of Broad
anil College sireeu. I.leut Cluules Allon.
Medical Director Summer street. (Dr. Ford's old
residence.) Sirgi-on, K. SwiTt.
Meilical Purvyor'e Oylce Church street, Mat-onlc
Building. J. R. Pi kti.e, Surgeon. 8th Kentucky In
fantry, Acting Medical Purveyor.
V t) S l K CTUS
Tim rVAHitvn.il r:n was commenced a few weeks
since, for the purpce of opposing tho Bebel Southern
Conlederae.y, and of advocating the restoration of
Federal authority, without any abatement, over all
the Statea which have atiomptfld to secede. It bol la
as friends all -bo support, and a foes all whooppoee
tho Union of the States. U has no watchword but
FiKroM i-n Nationaiitt.
. With reliela and traitu has no compromise to
make It contends lor the Federal Constitution and
the Lawsmtde in pursuance thereof as the Scirkmi
1,twopTHS Lamo, anything In tho Constitution aud
Law of any of the Stales, to the coutrury notwith
standing. It contends for the Union of the Statea, because
without it the preservation of our liberties and Inatt.
tutions aud the orgshisatlon of society Itself are
wholly Impossible. Tbereio e, whatever atana In
,ho way ol crushing out the rabeMlon and restoring
e i uiou man pcrwu, no matter by wbat name il be
To the people of Tennessee, ever renowned for their
devotion to Liberty and Union, until they were be-
iriiyoa to me reOel despotism at Richmond by a per
dloua novernor and corrupt lxglslature, and who
bave 'elt so beavilv the awful cure of treason and
auarchy,we appeal for support. It the names of
rebel oince holders, V igilaoce minitte.H,and Minute
Men, wbu have tilled our borders with mourning, be
itih'ieited beloro the world. lt those ambitious aud
avaricious men bo bave plotted our ruin for their
owo aggrandizement be fastened ti the pillory of
ahame, uo manor how high their "itli n in society,
ht It be shown how the mo! sty led defenders of
'Son1 hern Kighta" are now leading ti.arauding bands
of free-hooters aud mogg. trooper over our Sute, kid
napping negroes, stealing tin and cuttle, breaking
Into bouses, burning railroad bridges an ' cars, and
rounleMiig unarmed citizens in cold blood. l.et the
truth, s lonu exoluded bv tli southern conspirators,
now circulate Ireely through every neighhuriiood,
and our 'ause w;l H-Hiiredlv triumph. Will not loyal
men cverv where old ua In tho di. semination of (acts
au t the advocacy of Free '.overnmeut?
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Kd'.tor ol loyal newspapers w ill do us a great kind
nes by re puolinlmitf the fon-ifoing or its mb.-tiuice
The current transaction in TeiiiitKi.ee fir montha to
tome w ill b hi hiy uler.Hiimi to al ! vers of their
country ami her Iroe tinniluli na, and the columns of
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WM. CAMKHOl, lor the f m m
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Office on Printer' Alley bcluecn
I nlon and Dcaderick strcrt.
SUNDAY MORNING. OCT. 12, 1SH2.
Domestic Record of the Rebellion.
A large number of priv!o letters, writ
ten to soldiers in the rebel ainij, were
captured the other flay at T.avergne, and
have been placed in our possession. As
indicative of the sentiments and opinions
of the .Southern people in reference to
the war, and also of their actual condi
tion, these letters, written in the hon
est confidence of affection, trc of very
great value. They are straws oiHhe cur
rent of the wind.
We give a few extracts from their t on
tents, premising that nearly all of them
are from Alabama. The first letter from
which we shall quote is from a gentle
man in Mobile to his son, a Captain in
the 32d Alabama Hegiment, and evident
ly written by a man of intelligence and
cultivation, lie makes ,the following re
marks about General Buaog :
" Does noboily know w here Gen. 15i agg
is? The inquiry of every day from ev
ery one's mouth is, 'AVhere is Uragg?
What is he about? Where is he going V
Fcople are beginning to fear that he is
too slow. 'Tis not very long since some
folks thought he was too fast too fast at
least in some things.
A reference, we suppose, to his mili
tary executions. Ed.
I must confess to not being his admir
er, but for the sake of the cause I wish
him great success, and only regret that
he has been so long in Tennessee without
giving any account of himself. Perhaps
a few days more may bring us some news
The writer is not at all satisfied with
the late Maryland news. Ho says :
" The news from Mryland is not alto
gether satisfactory. 11 is said that Leo
has recrossed the Potomac, after a series
of batttos near Sharpsburg. fear that
we sJui.ll liave our previous svrcc.ixs Mimchat
dimittished by tfyse reverse.'' .
Our Captain does not seem altogether
satisfied with the army, for his father
"Mary tells nie jou want to get a fur
lough. Try, my dear son, and be con
tented with the army, and bide Your
The next letter we pick up is dated
.Sept. 22d, from a lady to her husband,
written in a beautiful hand, on a sheet of
paper torn from a memorandum book.
She says :
"I have seen a good many conscripts
going by to-day, but hail much ruher
ynH all Cfitnhuf Ittrb titan to see t.tlter Qo 'ikj
vff. I don't think that hxikt much Ike the icar
is closing. I have almost given up in de
spair of its ever closing. I am sorry to
think of you all having such hard limes
out there'. I hear they (the Yankees)
are dying daily in New Oilcans with yel
low fever. 1 wish the .not one would
Scat you vixen !
A wife in Clark county, Alabama,
writes to her husband that she can get
no paper to send hiui letters. She is at
tending to the stock herself, aud says she
can get no money, and is in much trou
ble. Another wife, in the same county,
tells her huHband that (here has been no
rain for two mon'lm, and 6he will raise
no corn. She begs her husband to let
her have some flour, as her provisions are
all gone and she does not know what to
do.. Another poor wife entreats her hus
band to "get a folo (furlough) and come
home." She can get no candles to burn.
Another wife writes to her husband that
their son "Bob sayi he is Hard of stay
ing at home by oumelves without a, paw"
.We advise Robeut's paw to go home.
tier daughter Nancy "does wish the
Yankeva would behave ther selves and
be at peace." Poor women, how rudely
tho iron foot of rebellion tramples on
their tender atleetions! These letters
are all w ritteu on half sheets of paper, of
the worst quality, and many of them
on scraps torn from blank books. The
ink, too, is evidently home-made. One
wife tells her husband that "number 8
black thread is selling for jhe cW'kV-, and
j they say it will Soon be ten,1' She tells
In in to "takegooa care tt Ms wool shirts,
for wool is now hard to get." One of
their boys is "afraid to leave the wood3,"
as they arc '.'conscripting in that neigh
borhood." Here is a most affectionate
letter from a sweet little boy who has
got his mother to writo for him to pa,
begging him to quit the soldiers and come
home. Alas, poor little fellow, the next
tidings you may have from your dear
Pa may be that General Ikau has
shot him down like a brute, for trying to
go and visit you. His mother writes
that the "crops are an entire failure
and salt can't bo had." " I think " says
he, "that it would be the lest thing that ever
was 'lone, if you all would just come home.
If I knew tho war would last I would
rather die now, for if you don't come
home we w ill all have to perish. You
don't know how bad I want to see your
face." A soldier writes to his brother
that he has been trying to get a dis
charge, but finds it an impossibility for
a man to get out of the service now ;
"you have to swear as long as you can
stajid, aud swear furthermore.''
A wife in Haldwin county, also writes
on September lClh, that there is a ' j;ood
deal of talk here about (he war stopping."
P.ut, alas, hero is another written last
May, which says they tell her " there
will bo no more, fighting after twenty
days." Cruel deception!
""Come homo brother, if you can"'
writes another, "we have hard times all
over the country. They say peace will
be made in a few days. No rain here
for more than eight weeks."
Teacc wonld be more welcome to this
poor man than rain even.
' Don't get out of heart brother," says
another writing to a soldier; " I don't
believe this war will last much longer,
I think there will bo peace in a few
weeks." What a heart-ache and year
ning there is for peace among the people.
But, Henry-, Senator Gustavcs Henry,
drawing eight dollars per diem in Piich
mond, rises in Congress and yells : "No
peace! Hoist the black lfag, and
begin a war of extermination!" Did'nt
Hell ring with laughter when the in
famous sentiment was uttered ? "Dear
husband I do want you to como home
the first chanco you get. I hear three
States have gone back into the Union
If it is so you may as well give it up
and come home." That wife does not
want the war to continue. "Husband I
am sick, but I would be well if I could
see yon, I heard peace was made. I pray
(Jod it may le so, come home and stay
with mo once more and we will be so
happy." "Up with the black Hag," re
sponds the nrrisloeratie Senator Hknuy
Several wives writes to their husbands
that they have been swindled out of their
money sent home to thein, by the hands o,f
false friends. We thought chivalry would
scorn to cheat a woman! "I do wish you
all had never volunteered, there was
no use in it, any how;" writes a most
affectionate wife, whose letter is btained
with tear-drops. Mrs. Fulton has beard
(hat there has been a great battle, and
w rites to her husband to inform her ini
mediately if he is dead.
Mr. B don't state anything of
much interest, except that she has "had
the colic for several days." If these
lines should happen to reach Mrs. 1
before her recovery, we beg h ave to re
mind her that a little catnip tea is, like
"The aovereijjuui-t thin; on earth for ti'.ir ! p.iiiiH.
Let tier, di ink tKo life-restoring and
soothing infusion and be healed, for its
"leaves are for tho healing of nations
Some of tho happiest memories of the
days of our boyhood aro connected with
catnip aud paregoric. We regard catnip
as the safest, besides we don't suppose
paregotic can be had in Alabama at all.
Why here is an epistolary gem, a jew
el inestimable among these letters, for it
is a message from Margaret Ann to her
sweet-heart. She is affectionate, but
spunky, and to the impertinent inquiry
of her soldier lover why she writes to
"another man," she replies she will write
to him "or any other man" who "will
write to her in friendship. She says
that in her neighborhood the men and
women have reversal their uocuputiont, and
while you all in camp aru down to your
washing and mendim;, I am at home a
ploughing an old contrary old mule and
you may gt'r.u u he'her I curte nay or not;
bo that 1 am about to full from (.rajs;
and I desire an interest in yourjwy s all
next week, until t pet over phughinj vvj
corn. I will answer your letters as long
as I can get paper to write on or money
to pay postage, but this is my last sheet
of paper, for paper is a great object."
' oh what p'uaefiil liourfl ue once
!i "yed, flow fw -i t their memory
S'.ill but yru have left an a bini
Void the world tan nev r Bill''
Maroaket Ann .
How mulish and how affectionate 1
Won't she make Thomas see sights if he
should not pull straight nd true in the
matrimonii I h irness? How graphically
this Alabama Dulcinea writcs! We seo
her now "Jin our mind's eye," as she
drives her obstinate mule before her in
the furrow, geeing and singing, hawing
" What peaceful (Gee! you pesky crit
ter!) hours I once enjoyed, How sweet
their (haw! d n you!) memory still,
1 1 lague take you, you long-eared hea
then, you made me teur all tho edging
oil' my under lixins !) But you (oh my
1 nomas!) have lelt an aching fjjuit
kicking, blast your eyes !) void, the world
can never fill !
O thou,wandering roving Thomas, leave
the banner of Mars and return to that
Cupid and fill that "aching void" of
which Margaret Ann complains, with
such seraphic sweetness.
"Ib'liiir. oh waiulrr.'r return
Andt. ili thy ii j':red Oni .jirei'.Tiu-ii I"
And then thou shalt experience tho truth
"Tont'iie cannot cxprosi
The sweet cominrtaud peace
Of a aoul in it earliest love !'
But hero is another letter of rather a
different character from any wo have had
yet. An indignant Mrs. Caudie writes
to her spouse, who is doubtless as blame
less as Joseph of old ; " "I hear bad news
of you, for they say that you have got
another woman for a sweet-heart !'
Madam, we don't believo a word of it !
Your consort is no doubt as true to you
as he is to Dixie and dirt. Think too
of the absurdity of a fellow going to
see a sweet-heart, wearing a rimless hat,
a raw cowhide shoe on one foot, and a
toeless boot on the other, ono gallows on(
both elbows out, and his shirt-tail
streaming in the Autumn winds! Non
sense Madam, you ought to be ashamed
And here is one the last and saddest
from whose sorrow-shadowed leaves wo
dare not quote It is from a mother, a
bereaved mother, who writes to her hus
band, far from home, ar.d in the ranks,
that sha has just buried their two and
only little children ono on one day, and
the other on tho day following and
now, like Baciiel, she is left desolate
amid the shattered fragments of the
household gods whom she worshipped.
The blight and loving eyes of her little
cherubs are closed in the long eclipse of
death, and starless gloom gathers around
her, ami mortal coldness strikes her in
most heart. In her husband's absence
they had become doubly precious to her,
and their sweet "Mother" and fond "Good
niglit," were musical to her ears as the
song of birds. Now, tho little hat and
the little bonh''t hang uncalled for againxt
the wall, and their pattering feet ring no
more through her chamber, for they are
'one forever. Sad is thy fate, oh mother;
but thou art not alone in thy bereave
ment ; for tins inhuman rebellion has
made tenfold sharper tho tortures of such
afflictions to thousands of mothers, who
mourn their coffined babes, in tho ab
sence of the husbands who should be
present to comfort and support them in
their sore agony. Oh, corrupt, reckless,
heartless leaders of 'his unholy rebel
lion, how these households you have des
olated, these hearts which you have
bruiped, rise up in judgment against you !
Rebel Recruiting in Kentucky.
The Louisville Journal of the Cth
It will be remembered that Abe Bu
ford was commissioned to raise a rebel
brigade upon the arrival of Kirby Smith's
army at Lexington aud Frankfort. We
have positive information to the effect
that lie met with indifferent success
that he has not suececdrd in getting up
more than a regiment, and but tho mini
num number at that. After all their
boasting about the up-rising in their fa
vor upon their arrival iti Kentucky, even
if permitted to retreat beyond our bord
ers without a light, the rebels will take
fewer soldiers out of the Slate than they
brought into it.
, Xentuckians in Rebel Trisoaa.
The Philadelphia Inquirer publishes a
list of the citizen prisoners cow remain
ing confined in tho Libby prison at
Bit hmond. Tho list has been furnished
by a released prisoner, w ho jsmuggtej
them through the rebel lines by putting;
them ja the bowls of pipes, and thra
packing tobacco and ashes over thorn.
Ho gives a very sad account of their con
dition, and urges immediate action on
the part of our Government in their fce
half. Many of the prisone.is aro froni
sixty to seventy years old. Many off"
them are wealthy and all are citizens oE
the United States. They are in tho
most destitute condition, without Buffi,
cient clothing, infested with vermin, and
some almost idiotic, so wretchedly Lave)
they been neglected by tho rebel govern
ment. Unless they are , soon rescued
from their tortue by our Government,
death will come to their relief
Some of them have been thus, confined
for over nine months. In the namo of
humanity and justice let something ha
done to release these patriots from their
long suffering and tortures. Among thenz
are the following :
Illinois. O. W. Carl in.
Virginians. James L. Smith, Fairfax ;
Mather Brice, Fairtax; Talmage'.Thorne
Fairfax; Wm. T. Smith, Loudon : John
Webster, Loudon ; J. Moreland. Hamp
shire ; Boades Trent, Logan ; James 1L
Mason, Logan; and J. I). Camp, Pendle
ton. Kenluckians. William I). Hurst, Sam
uel H. Hurst, Daniel Connelly. Daniel
May, Addison NefT, John Dennis,. O. P.
Sorrel!, John Owen, John Ingomar, Wm.
Holcomb, Ira Holcomb, Noah Beynoldff,
George Payne, Lewis Payne, Andreir
Taylor, John It. Taylor, Frederick Stara -burgh,
and Samuel Waller.
What thk Bkbels ark Doinu im Lsx
ixoton. A Union man who escaped -from
Lexington, Kentucky, and arrived
in Covington on Friday, states that, by
a recent order of Gen. Kirby Smith, all
the stoves in that city have been seized,
and carried to the fuunderies, where they
are east into shot aud shell. Tho refuv
gee thinks that the rebels are making
preparations to evacuate that city at an
early day. They will make a desperate
stand on the south bank of the Ken
tucky river, where they have had a largo
force at work for several weeks, fortify
ing. Every yard of jean in Lexington,
Georgetown, Versailles, and other places
has been taken by Kirby .Smith to elothft
his soldiers, who are now in pte'ly good
condition, having been living oil" the fat
of the 'anil for a month or more. Tfc;
rebels are kept well posted in regard t "
tho movements of the Federal armies, by
daily arrivals at Lexington of .Southern
sympathizers, from I.oniaville, Mayavilltj,
jovmgton, and otiier border cities and
towns. The daily papers from Louis
ville and Cincinnati are received one day
after their publieotion. . Ji,ur.
' Gl T.liniLI.AS Dekeated in Ci.ahkh
(.'oi ntv. Wo karn from a gentleman
who reached our city last night from
Clarke county that. Capt. Jack Bruner,
with a company of Confederate recruit
went up Bed river to eai.ture Captain
Jim Towusend's Homo Guards. In tho
engagement which ensued, tho rebels
were defeated with great, slaughter.
Amongst the killed the names of (eorgj
Ilensly and John W. Gordon, of Wiu
chenlcr, ha been furuinlied to us. Capt.
Townsend bus been inoht clikietit fur
months past with bis Clarke County
Home Guards, in intercepting gangs of
rebels trying to make their way to Poun
ding (Jap. Though he is a septuagena
rian, he is as ac'ive as a young man,
brave as a lion, and as sagacious as be is
brave. This is another victory by Homo
Guards, and tho result. sliouM be au en
couragement to the t iiinn men pvery
wbere to complete their organization for
local defence. IvuisvUle, Journal.
A citizen of Indianapolis was badly
sold a day or two since, lie purchased,
at w hat he supposed very cheap rates, a
lot of United .States demand notes and
rushed iuto one of the banks expecting
to receive a large per centage upon thern.
On examining I lien the teller pronounced
them all so badly mutilated that they
would not bo redeemed by the Govern
ment the law providing that the officer
shall not redeem them unless the holder
can show how each note became defaced.
He left the bank, as Lincoln say, witli
"new views" on the subject of specula
tions, which he doubts not are "truo
Fk.ht at Vent5 vili.k. Passengers
on the North Missouri train w hich arriv
ed at St. Louis on Friday night, statu
that as they pased Wtnliville, in .St.
Charles county Missouri, a desperate bat
tlo was going on between the guerilla
Cobb, with lour hundred ineu, and a
body of several hundred Union troops.
Heavy firiug could be heard a coup!.) f
mile from 'he track, and it was slated
in Wriitzviile tht Cobb wi completely
surround"!!, and would be captured, '