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The Daily Dispatch: July 3, 1861., [Electronic resource], Runaway in jail. (search)
From Missouri. St. Louis, July 1. --Nine of the Missourians who were recently engaged in blowing up bridges with powder, have been arrested at Chillicothe and placed in jail. The Pioneer Overland Express Line commences operations to-day. The California telegraph line is progressing, and the emigration to the Pacific region is heavy. At the last advices, Gov. Jackson was at Stockton with 2,000 troops. [Second Dispatch] Memphis, July 1. --An Express has just arrived at Little Rock from Fort Smith, bringing news that Missouri is being overrun with Federal troops. Illinois Lincolnites possess the towns on each side of the Missouri river. Lane and Montgomery are marching for the Indian country. Springfield is filled with Federal troops, who intend to invade Arkansas through Fayetteville. Ben McCulloch has issued a call for the Arkansians to rendezvous promptly at Fayetteville, to drive back the invaders, and sustain the Missourians.