, who was formerly the Postmaster
, has met a deserved fate.
Since secession was first planned in Kentucky
he has been among the foremost in the rebellion, and when the Federal
troops were about to oocupy his town he left for Mayfield
, and has since then been unscrupulous and unsparing in his persecution of every one who was loyal to his country.
On Tuesday of last week he entered a house where he found two Union men, and commenced in the most vituperative language to threaten them, and, having lashed himself into fury, he finally struck one of them.
As quick as the thunder follows the lightning's flash, the report of a musket was heard, and the ruffian received its entire contents, killing him instantly This terrible retribution will, it is hoped, have the effect to deter others from the commission of similar outrages.
While the Union
men in that vicinity are disposed to be peaceable, the secessionists are violent, turbulent, and aggressive.
Our friends are extremely anxious to reach Paducah
, that they may join Col. Williams
' regiment, but the rebels will not permit them to leave their homes, and they subject them to all kinds of indignities.
has four or five complete companies, and they are a terror to the secessionists, because they will be able to identify them and bear witness against them for their ruthless deeds.
In view of the great importance of having a full regiment recruited from the First district, we hope the Military Board will make an exceptional case in favor of Col. Williams
, and give him an extension of time instead of consolidating his companies into some other regiment.
They know every foot of ground in the infected district south of the Tennessee River
, and in a short time they will be able to clear it of every sneaking rebel who is now committing depredations.
The fate of Milliken
shows that the Unionists there are resolute, and they only need a little more strength and organization to protect themselves fully.--Louisville Journal, Nov