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ver, which we do not deem it either prudent or necessary to mention; stating that General Pillow had just received an express from Gen. Jeff. Thompson, of Missouri, announcing that General Ben. McCulloch had on Wednesday last made an attack on Springfield, and achieved a brilliant victory over the Federal forces, who were strongly fortified at that place under Gen. Lyon. It was represented as a hard fight, and the loss reported at 600 from McCulloch's command, against 900 of the enemy, with maare disposed to believe the report of this victory, leaving ample room, of course, for all exaggerations. One reason for doing so, is simply based upon the almost hourly expectation we have entertained of a forward movement by our forces upon Springfield. Governor Jackson, in his late speech in this city, stated that such a move was contemplated, and was no doubt consummated at the time he was speaking. Though no mention is made in relation to the number of forces engaged on either side,
--A gentleman who has just reached here from St. Louis reports that important dispatches had been received there from Springfield, but had been suppressed. All telegraph messages go direct to Gen. Fremont's headquarters, where the most absolute ceust received, says that Generals Solomon and Zeigle's troops made the first three hundred and fifty miles' travel from Springfield in three days, but does not state under what impulse the time was made. In the course of some remarks about a battle which had occurred, but whether in reference to the battle at Carthage, or to the recently reported one at Springfield, the paper does not state, the editor says: "The reported number of rebels killed has been underrated. People of the neighbour and eight pound weights." "Other Missouri papers state that the programme is to establish a camp of 30,000 at Springfield, to operate against Arkansas and Texas as soon as the weather will permit. --The people will be held responsible for a