vered that the top of the chimney was bricked over, and of course hermetically closed against all efforts of the smoke to get out the natural way. If not a bad joke, it proved a good smoke.
The Missouri Democrat, of the 25th December, says:
It appears that the Federal forces which made Lexington a visit the other day, and burned the foundry and ferry boats at that place, did not quite finish their work.
Four notorious rebel scoundrels, named Charley Martin, Carroll Wood, John Reed, and Thos. Shields, were in the city at the time, and, after the departure of the Federals, followed along in the rea overtaking one of the soldiers who was lagging behind, shot and killed On last Friday night, a passenger who had arrived at Lexington by the Booneville stage was seized by Charley Martin, and the next morning was found murdered on the levee.
Our informant adds that the rebels have killed and packed away in Lexington about 3,000 hogs for Price's