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Col. Prentis, the commanding officer at Cairo received the following despatch from three of the most prominent citizens of Cincinnati: General Pillow has several steamers ready at Memphis. He meditates an immediate attack on Cairo, Illinois. Col. Prentiss replied: Let him come. He will learn to dig his ditch on the right side. I am ready. --Portsmouth (N. H.) Ballot.
from the South--some for expressing love of the Union, and others for saying that they did not wish to fight against us. Many such have been whipped, scourged, and treated with all manner of brutalities. One man, a Philadelphian, called upon Gen. Prentiss, and invited him to his room in the hotel, where lie exhibited the welts and wounds inflicted by those fiends of rebellion upon his person. The devils had not only beaten him black and blue, but had slashed his arms and body with their knive Victim wanted an even show with Chivalry at any kind of a fight, and said if lie did not kill him, he would submit to be hung the next minute. Chivalry did not want to fight — there were not odds enough — it was not seventy-five to one. If Gen. Prentiss had not arrested Chivalry, he would not have lived half an hour. He has been committed for future trial. Every boat brings hundreds of people flying North for safety. Such is tile state of terrorism in the cities and towns below us.--Chica