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en report that a general engagement is regarded as imminent there. Twenty-four Hessian prisoners were brought here to-day from Bowling Green. Among them were John Frain, (Col. Grider's Quartermaster,) eight or ten Dutchmen, and the others were Kentuckians. The Bowling Green correspondent of the Nashville Banner, of the 18th, states that the Federals, in large numbers, are pouring down upon Green river. The railroad bridge has been repaired, and pontoon bridges have been thrown across the river. Five thousand of the enemy are in position on this side of the river. Gens. Johnston and Buckner hastened forward on yesterday a Kentucky brigade; the 2d Mississippi regiment, and several batteries moved forward this morning. A special dispatch to the Union and American, dated at Bowling Green on the 19th instant, says that the Federals sent a flag of truce to bury their dead, 114 of whom were interred. The Lincolnites are reported to have retreated across Green river.
rietor of one of the smallest establishments here told a friend not long since that he had taken in fifteen hundred dollars since opening, and he might have added, that he had taken one-half that amount out of the pockets of soldiers fighting for their country at eleven dollars a month. Since the Provost Marshal has forbidden any more sutler shops in the place, large sums have been offered for partnership and interest in old establishments. On Monday of this week an order was issued by Gen. Johnston closing every sutler shop in Manassas but two; this made a great scattering among the speculators, but a few yet remain here trying in some way to get a chance at the money of the volunteers. Some of these men are honest and fair in their dealings; and, I presume, it was on account of this that all the shops were not closed by a general order. Sitting at dinner in the Warrenton Hotel, a few days since, I overheard a short conversation between two men, in which one of them boasted that
Photographs. --Rees's new style Ivory Ambrotype, and all other styles known in the art, can be had at Rees's Gallery, 145 Main street, over West & Johnston's Bookstore. On hand, a large assortment of Fancy Cases, suitable for Holiday Presents. de 17--6t