tance, when all three of the rebels were taken prisoners.
A negro, who is serving Captain Switzler as a cook, was in the heat of the battle, and behaved with great bravery.
He is said to have killed two men and taken one prisoner.
A spy from Price's army arrived here early this morning.
He left the rebel camp on Thursday night, and reports that Price was encamped a few miles south of Osceola, where he intended to make a stand.
A prominent, citizen of Laclede County, at the head of twentyPrice was encamped a few miles south of Osceola, where he intended to make a stand.
A prominent, citizen of Laclede County, at the head of twenty-seven other citizens of Laclede, Webster, and Wright Counties, arrived at the fort yesterday about noon.
These men live in the southwestern part of Laclede, the northeast of Webster, and northern part of Wright Counties.
They left home on Monday evening, and came on directly toward this place.
Their departure from their homes was rather unexpected, even to themselves — for reasons a little peculiar, though amply sufficient.
Having heard, upon what they regarded as good authority, that Leba