This afternoon a party of Jeff. Thompson's men entered the little town of Commerce, Mo., about forty miles from Cairo, Ill.--a place long noted for the steady and unswerving loyalty of its people — and after tearing down and tramping upon a Union flag which was flying there, they proceeded to plunder the different stores in the town of such articles as suited their fancy.
After obtaining all they desired here, they concealed themselves near the landing until the steamer City of Alton came along, intending to capture the boat; but just as she was approaching the landing a lady, Mrs. Eversole, wife of one of the citizens of the place, ran down to the landing, and in spite of the repeated threats of Thompson's men to shoot her if she did not desist, shouted several times to the pilot not to land as Jeff. Thompson's men were waiting to shoot them.
The boat had nearly touched the shore before the pilot comprehended what she meant.
He then rung the bell to back the bo
The principal engagement took place at the forks of Middle Creek, Ky., and the road to Prestonburg, only a few miles distant, was laid open.--(Doc. 11.)
An expedition under Generals Grant and McClernand, about five thousand strong, left Cairo, Ill., and started down the Mississippi River this afternoon.
They went on the following boats: City of Memphis, Belle Memphis, Emerald with one barge, Fanny Bullitt, W. H. Brown, Alps with two barges, Keystone with two barges, Aleck Scott; and werCavalry, Colonel Dickey; and Captain Swartz's Artillery, four guns.
They took five days cooked rations, about ninety wagons and four hundred mules, together with ambulances, tents, etc. They were landed on the Kentucky shore, eight miles below Cairo, near the mouth of Mayfield creek, and opposite Norfolk, Mo. Two gunboats — the Essex and St. Louis, accompanied them.--Cincinnati Enquirer.
A party of Kansas Indians visited Leavenworth for the purpose of ascertaining in what manner and for