of the State, mostly from Fayette and Christian counties.
It was supposed that they were coming here to vote; but it has turned out that they were members of the O. A. K. Society, and that a conspiracy is in progress for raising an insurrection on election day and releasing the prisoners in Camp Douglas.
Early this morning, a large number of arrests in their possession.
Among the arrested in Colonel Marmaduke, a brother to the rebel general of that, name, who was a guest of Dr. Edward Buckner Morris, formerly judge of the circuit court of this county.
He harbored a lot of bushwhackers and procured clothing for them.
He is said to be head treasurer of the O. A. K.
Charles Walsh, doorkeeper of the House of Representatives, was also arrested.
In his house were found several men who had been engaged in casting bullets for the use of the conspirators.
Some of those arrested are reported to have made confession that their intention was to fine the city to-night and release