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Gen. Lyon remarked, if the fire of the State troops had been continued, he must have ordered a retreat. The Federal forces stood their ground and returned the fire; but the State troops were covered by a woodland, and fired from different directions on Lyon's forces. Lyon has now possession of Booneville, and has issued a proclamation. The State troops are concentrating at a point fifteen or twenty miles west of Booneville, and are organizing, and preparing fully for the conflict. Ben. McCulloch, it is stated, is now advancing between Springfield and Tipton with 10,000 men and 20,000 extra stand of arms. Gov. Jackson intends to deal kindly and humanely, not only with any prisoners who may be taken in battle, but with all those citizens of Missouri, whether native or adopted, who have been misled and deceived by the wicked teachings of the enemies of the State and its institutions. Those men who have been forced by want of bread to enter the Federal service, have nothing to fea