Reports from the South.
Our Southern exchanges furnish us the following items of news:
Important from Missouri--the capture of Montgomery Confirmed.
The telegraph has already announced the brilliant victory recently won by our forces in Missouri
, and the reported capture of Montgomery
and his band of Jayhawkers.
The following interesting particulars we take from the Memphis Avalanche
, of the 2d inst:
A gentleman who reached this city yesterday on the steamer Yazoo
brings a confirmation of the reported capture of Montgomery
, the surrounding of Siegel
, and the advance of Price
upon St. Louis
He left New Madrid before day Saturday morning, and brings the following report of the news in circulation there, and generally believed during the day of Friday:
, in command of his own brigade and those of Parsons
, had cut Montgomery
's forces all to pieces, and taken him a prisoner.
had surrounded Siegel
, and it was believed that the latter would be forced to surrender or have his forces cut to pieces.
had crossed the Gasconade river
on the way to St. Louis
, and the people everywhere were flocking to his support with great enthusiasm.
His force is said to be very large, and he was receiving accessions daily.
It was believed that he would have an army of 60,000 before reaching St. Louis
, for which point he was journeying.
The latest report from Cairo
was that the Federals
had become alarmed for the safety of St. Louis
, and that nine steamboats full of soldiers had been sent from Cairo
to that point.
The foregoing was currently reported and generally believed at New Madrid on Friday.
Since the above was written we learn that a gentleman, just from Paducah
, reports that both Cairo
is being evacuated of Federal troops, and that they are being sent to St. Louis
with all possible dispatch.
Important from East Tennessee--insurrection Ernewed--Arrests.
Brief mention of the following has been made under our telegraphic head.
We copy from the Memphis Avalanche
, of the 2d instant:
We have information that on yesterday, a large body of Unionists
attacked an, inferior force of Confederates at Morristown
, East Tennessee
, killing a number of the latter, the balance being compelled to retire before the superior force of the enemy.
There is intense excitement, and it appears as if the rebellion, which was supposed to be quailed, has broken out with increased virulence.--Nothing but summary vengeance will repress the Lincoln
incendiaries of East Tennessee
.--They are possessed with the demon spirit, and controlled by the evil counsels of those arch traitors, Johnson
From the Knoxville Register
, of the 7th inst., we take the following:
Wm. G. Brownlow
was arrested yesterday upon a charge of treason on a warrant ordered by the C. S. Commissioner
, and drawn up by the District Attorney
He was committed to jail.
His trial will come up in due course, before the Confederate Court
— perhaps next week.
The rumor of an order from the War Department for his safe conduct to the North
, in the last two days, has created intense excitement throughout this country, especially among those who have friends and relatives, now languishing in prison on account of his teachings.
, of Cocke county
, was yesterday bound over before his Honor, the Commissioner
, to appear at the term of Confederate Court, in this city, on the 3d Monday, in December, and for his good behavior in the interim.
, of Knox county
, was also arrested yesterday, on a charge of inciting rebellion, and committed to prison to await his trial.
The Little Rock State Journal
of the 29th notices the arrival at that city of twenty-seven prisoners, members of a secret Lincoln
organi- zation from Van Buren county
They were lodged in jail for safe keeping, until tried by the civil authorities.
Forty others were said to be on the way, and the names of the whole clan known, also their secret signs and pass words, which were divulged by a young man who was ignorantly initiated into the order.
The same paper of the 20th, referring to the conspiracy, says:
It appears that information of this organization was given to Gen. Burgevin
by a citizen of Van Buren county
, and a volunteer in the Confederate
The names of the leaders are well known, and if those who are in hot pursuit of them ever succeed in over-taking them, it would be well to acquaint them with some of the peculiar uses of hemp.
We have been permitted to peruse the constitution of this organization.
It is called a " Peace and Constitutional Society." They have 700 members in Searcy
, Van Buren
and hazard counties, and seventeen thousand in the whole State.
They have a regular system of signs and pass-words, and are furnished with supplies of money from the Northern
The constitution makes it obligatory upon every member to hazard his life in aid of another in distress, and the penalty of expressing any of the secrets of the organization is death.
, who was mustering in a regiment at Carrolton
, as soon as he heard of the conspiracy, at once hurried down to the counties above named, to take steps as might be necessary.--At Clinton
, he saw Col. Jerome B. Lewis
who assured him of the correctness of the report.
had called out a guard of one hundred men, and was at that time making arrests, and General Burgevin
"being satisfied, from his well known energy of character and fearless nature, that the matter was in good hands," left the control of the whole affair with that officer.
reports that those already taken were well supplied with arms and ammunition, and inters that those still at large are equally well equipped.
reports further to the authorities in reference to the disaffection of the people in that section, and gives the names of certain individuals engaged in fomenting discontent among them.
Those who have been taken acknowledge their crime, plead nothing extenuating, but only beg for their lives.
Our authorities, however, are fully informed upon the whole subject, and we hope, if necessary, the extremest measures will be resorted to in order to suppress all treason and secure to the people immunities from civil war in their midst.
The Knoxville Register
of the 7th instant, says:
Forty-eight tories were sent off yesterday morning to Tuscaloosa, Ala.
, to be held there till the end of the war. These are part of the disaffected East Tennesseeans
, who have been arrested in the last few weeks by the military authorities.
Among these prisoners was Samuel Pickens
, State Senator
, and Blount counties
, with a portion of Gen. Carroll
's brigade, recently detailed against the tory force of Cocke county
, returned last night, on the train from above, bringing 31 prisoners. Among them, we learn, several of the bridge-burners.
They wee escorted to jail, and lodged there to await a trial.
Later from Columbus — our gun-boats after the Federals--another capture, &c.
The Memphis Avalanche
, of the 4th inst., has the following in relation to which we have already adverted:
A gentleman who left Columbus
on Sunday afternoon informs us that the authorities there had reliable information that the Federals
were leaving both Cairo
in large numbers last week.
It was said that no less than twelve
boats full of troops had been sent away about the same time.
Last Sunday morning, about 11 o'clock, three Federal gun-boats were discovered coming down the river.
Immediately the order was given for our gun-boats to steam up, and in twenty minutes three of our gun-boats were in chase of the Lincoln
The chase was continued for hours, until the boats were out of sight, and when our informant left, they had not returned.
It was supposed that the Federal
gun-boats came down to get as near as possible and see whether we had any gun-boats.
was in command of the gun-boats which went up, and was very anxious for an engagement with the enemy.
Our gun-boats were said to be of a superior character to the Federal
boats which came down, and it was expected would bring down a lot of coal barges on their return.
Last Friday Capt. Marsh Miller
, of the steamer Grampus
, made another excursion up the river.
He went up near to Bird's Point
, tied his boat among some bushes, and seeing a lumber boat tied up some distance above, he and his engineer went up, cut it loose, and as it floated down the stream the Grampus
took charge of it, and brought it safe to Columbus
The boat had $175,000 feet of lumber on board.
Since the above was written, we learn from persons who left Columbus
on Monday that Federal troops, which left Cairo
in such large numbers, had landed near Commerce, Mo.
, for the purpose, it was thought, of making their way towards New Madrid and cutting off Jeff. Thompson
We give the report for what it is worth.
A Federal prize Recaptured.
The New Orleans True Delta
, of the 31 inst., says:
We learn from a gentleman who reached the city last evening from Berwick's Bay that, on Thursday last, as the sloop Purdy
was on her way to Bayon Sale from Berwick
, she was pursued and captured by one of the launches belonging to the blockading ship South Carolina
On Saturday morning the sloop Florida
put out from the bay in pursuit of the Federals
, and, in a short time, came in sight of them, when they strained every nerve to outstrip their pursuers, but, finding the Florida
gaining on them, and probably not fancying the appearance of the huge bull-dogs on the Confederate
craft, abandoned their prize, and made Bull Run
speed for the South Carolina
took the Purdy
in tow and landed her safely in Berwick's Bay.
Bully for the Florida
and her bull dogs!
More Yankee Outrages.
From the Louisville
, of the 3d inst., we take the following:
We are informed by a refugee just from Shelby county
, who succeeded in running the blockade, that the Yankees
have been perpetrating all manner of outrages in that section.
Men with Southern sympathies, were daily arrested and taken over to Whittaker
's camp at Eminence
, where they were compelled to take the Lincoln
oath or go to Louisville
and be imprisoned.
A few days since a Captain Headen
, of Whittaker
's regiment, went over to Shelbyville
and arrested some ten citizens, for no crime whatever, but because they were charged with being "Secessionists." Among them were Rev. W. Goodman
and Rev. Moses McKnight
, both faithful and influential ministers in the Baptist Church--and David Stout
, who, at the last election, was Whittaker
's opponent for the Senate.
They were all taken to Eminence, and our informant left before he heard what disposition was made of them.
Numbers of Southern men, to avoid arrest and taking the oath, were endeavoring to escape to our lines.
John B. Cochran
, the Representative
, was particularly active and officious, and publicly avows himself in favor of arresting all Secessionists, and of shooting them down wherever found.
Catastrophe at Paducah.
From the Memphis Appeal
, of the 5th inst., we take the following paragraph:
The mammoth wharf-boat at Paducah
, belonging to D. G. Fowler
& Co., which had been seized by the Lincolnites, and used as a depot for commissary stores, sunk at the landing a few days since with about 800 tone of sugar, coffee, flour, and provisions generally.
charge that it was scuttled by the "Seceshers." They should keep a better watch in future, as we understand there are a few more left in Paducah
only waiting for a similar opportunity.
The capture of the steamer Anna.
We published a short notice some days ago in relation to the capture of the steamer Anna
The following extract from a private letter, dated Pascagoula
, 27th ult., from Captain Thomas Rhodes
, which we find in the New Orleans Delta
of the 2d, contains some further particulars of interest:
The steamer Anna
left the wharf at this this day week, at 11 P. M., and was taken by a Lincoln gun-boat at 4 o'clock the next morning, off the east end of Ship Island
, with a load of rosin and spirit of turpentine, and some twelve or fourteen passengers.
The passengers and crew were taken on board a ship outside, and kept four days. They were all sent back to Pascagoula
, except the captain, mate
, and two hands, who were detained to prove their legality, &c., after which they will be sent ashore.
Among the passengers were Messrs. Randall
, (owner of part of the cargo,) Mr. Frederick Badmier
, a baker, and several others, with their families.
The Negroes, seven in all, were sent ashore.
Among them were several slaves.
All are safe.
The passengers were treated with respect and kindness.
has gone ashore on the island, and will go to pieces or be burned.
I sent you several letters, some of which were from Richmond
, and all are lost having been seized.
They took a schooner leaded with lumber, also from this place, at the same time, They lay outside of the Island
, and cruise in the bound at night.
The schooners had better pass that part of the bound in day time, and keep close in shore.
There are three gunboats or ships about Ship Island