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Oil Wells in Tennessee--oil reached at twelve feet, in Franklin county. --We yesterday met General Milroy, from whom we learn that a company had been boring for oil on Marrowbone creek, about twenty-five miles from this city, and that they had "struck ile" in large quantities at a distance of three hundred and seventy-two feet. The well is a flowing one, and the parties are almost insane their success. We did not ascertain the number of barrels per day which come from the well, but the quantity was large. Another company "struck ile " at a distance of twelve and a half feet, on Rock creek, in Franklin county, a day or two since, and others are boring in the vicinity. There appears to be no end to the oil in this State, and now that it is no longer encumbered by slavery, its mineral resources will be developed until it will be the richest section of the Union.--Nashville Union.
lion received orders to "halt." He did so; a cocked musket was pointed at his head; and others of the gang made the passengers get out and stand in a row on the wayside. Men kept guard over them with loaded pistols, while others relieved them of watches, money and other valuables. The thieves got about fifteen thousand dollars in cash, besides six gold watches and several diamond jewels. A lady in the coach was not molested, for the leader of the gang said he would "scorn to rob a woman." Wells, Fargo & Co's express was robbed; the bullion was thrown away but the coin was appropriated. After the rascals had got all that was to be had, the stage was allowed to proceed on its journey. One of the men robbed was a Boston merchant, who was out in Nevada on business. He will doubtless think it a rough country. From various parts of the State, too, we hear stories of men being robbed by highwaymen. In the southern portion of the State there have been gangs of these knights of the