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Terrible tragedy in Mississippi--two men killed and several Wounded. The Starkville (Miss.) Advocate, publishes a letter from a gentleman living in Greensboro, Miss., to his son in Starkville, giving the particulars of a recent bloody tragedy which occurred in Choctaw county, brief mention of which has been made in the Dispatch. The letter bears date November 25th.--We extract the following: "I have just witnessed the closing scene of the most terrible tragedy I ever witnessed, or ever read, or heard of, and I sincerely hope I may never witness a similar one. It seems that a difficulty had been brewing for some time between the Edwards and Gray families about some property. I do not know who was in fault about the matter. The children of the two families had intermarried with each other; and some time since, one of the Mr. Edwards, who married a Miss Gray, died. Mr. Robert Gray administered upon his estate, and was trying to get the property claimed by his sister. On l
From Tennessee. an interesting story — the late defeat — Faith in the success of our cause. [correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch] Knoxville, Tenn., Jan. 30, 1862. I yesterday conversed with a young man in the General Hospital at this place, whose story is interesting. His name is W. L. Richardson; he is a native of Choctaw county, Mississippi; he was eighteen years old the 5th of last September. Some two years ago he left home and proceeded to St. Louis to engage in the service of a fur company, and go on an expedition to the Rocky Mountains Falling in this, he went up into Minnesota, and settled near St. Paul. When the present war broke out he started back to Mississippi. Arriving at St. Joseph, Missouri, he was unable to get farther; he volunteered in the Northern army, expecting to be sent to Fort Smith, Arkansas, and intending to desert from that place and make his way to Mississippi. He was attached to the 2d Missouri regiment, Col. Martin. Instead
Traitors in Mississippi. --The existence of an association, formed for the purpose, of rendering aid and comfort to the enemy, has been discovered in Choctaw county, Miss. Twelve citizens have already been arrested, and some twenty others are being sought for. The secrets of the organization were obtained by a loyal citizen, who, having suspected its existence and purposes for some time, joined for the purpose of breaking up the next of traitors.
and pursuing a westward course, unites at Leflore with the Tallahatchie and forms the Yazoo. In the winter it is navigable by steamboats to Grenada, on the New Orleans, Jackson, and Northern Railroad, a distance of 90 miles. Tallahatchie river rises in the extreme Northern middle part of the State, and running first a southeast, and then a southerly direction, forms a junction with the Yalabusha at Leflore, about 100 miles by land, north of Jackson, and forming the Yazoo. Its length is about 250 miles, and it is navigable to the mouth of the Cold water Creek, a distance of 100 miles. Sunflower river is a small stream rising near the Mississippi river, and after flowing about 250 miles, enters the Yazoo about 75 miles from its mouth. Big Black river rises in northern central Mississippi, (in Choctaw county,) and flowing about 200 miles in a south westerly direction, passing between Jackson and Vicksburg, empties into the Mississippi river two miles above Grand Gulf.
Arming in Mississippi. --We learn from the Southern Motive that Choctaw county, Miss., has organized eight new companies, and several more are in progress. Hon. James Drane, the President (we believe) of the Senate, all of whose sons and sons-in-law are in the army, has organized a company of cavalry and gone with them to the scene of action.--Choctaw county, with a voting population of 2,100, had already sent twenty companies to the field, besides conscripts. Arming in Mississippi. --We learn from the Southern Motive that Choctaw county, Miss., has organized eight new companies, and several more are in progress. Hon. James Drane, the President (we believe) of the Senate, all of whose sons and sons-in-law are in the army, has organized a company of cavalry and gone with them to the scene of action.--Choctaw county, with a voting population of 2,100, had already sent twenty companies to the field, besides conscripts.
Alabama election. Selma, Ala., Aug. 6. --The following additional election returns have been received; Wilcok county — Watts (for Governor,) 462, Shorter 99, Dowdell 8. For Congress — Langdon--, Dickinson 288 Stelly county — Wesse 952, Shorter 49, For Congress — Carry 464, Cruiksbank 572. Awtuger county — Watt's majority 464. For Congress — Lane's majority about 60. Sumter county--Watts 362, Shorter 93; several Watts boxes to hear from Bibb county-- Watts 588, Shorter 31; one Watts box to hear from. Choctaw county--one box — Watts 118, Shorter 5. Creiksbank's majority over Curry, in over one fourth of the district, about 800. In Choctaw county Watts has 100 majority. Cobb is far ahead of Ralls for Congress. [So reads the dispatch. The repetition of Choctaw county is probably
Suicide. --The Greensboro' Motive, of the 16th instant, mentions the case of a boy, thirteen years old, who shot himself through the head, causing instant death, because his mother would not let him go to the army. The lad was the son of Mrs. Forrest, residing in Choctaw county, Miss.