--A suggestion has been made to us, which we deem a very good one, and the practicability of which every day's observation demonstrates.
It is the establishment of an asylum, in some central location, for the accommodation of weary and worn-out soldiers who have been discharged or are returning from the different divisions of our army on furlough.
Many of them come to the city without one cent of money, and, being strangers, have no one to appeal to for a place of shelter and rest; and this when they are often too feeble to attend to the duty of procuring their transportation tickets.
It is incumbent upon every good citizen to assuage, so far as he can, the sufferings of the soldiers, and if the authorities and people of the different States will take hold of this matter, they will perform an act of benevolence that will be succeeded by a sure reward.
evening with a gentleman who left General Wise
's camp four or five days ago. At that time nothing of an important nature had occurred.
Our informant saw General Lee
, and the belief was prevalent that he would join his forces with those of Gens. Floyd
The Central train, yesterday, brought down 47 prisoners, including those captured in the recent brilliant dash of cavalry under Col. J. Luclus Davis
, besides a few straggling "Union" men. Among the former is a Capt. Cox
(who professes to be well acquainted with President Davis
) and one of his lieutenants.
These two kept up a lively and good-natured conversation with the bystanders at the depot, but some of the prisoners displayed a good deal of impudence.
One follow remarked that Cox
"kept on driving Wise
back," and would ultimately thrash him, after a bloody fight.
The prisoners were captured on Coal river
, in Boone county
, together with 200 head of cattle, which they had stolen from different parties, and were driving towards the Federal
's Rangers, of this city, participated in the capture.
If it be true, as reported, that Gen. Lee
has changed his position, and reinforcements be pushed forward in time, we regard the occupation of the Kanawha Valley
as certain at no distant day.