The Washington Chronicle of the 28th is received. It contains very little in addition to the full summary from New York papers of the day before, which we published yesterday. We give a brief summary of news it contains:
The Confederate advance into Missouri.The advance of General Price into Missouri has caused great alarm among the Yankee authorities. General Rosecrans has, according to dispatches, issued "an eloquent appeal," begging the people of Missouri to take up arms and defend their homes against "the rebel invaders." A telegram from St. Louis says: ‘ State officers and soldiers now discharged are appealed to, and those in the city requested to report to Colonel Laibold, who will combine them with his own troops, from brigade veterans, for the defence of the city. The entire State militia force will probably be called into the field. Pilot Knob has been evacuated, and the troops have fallen back to Mineral Point, where General Ewing has three thousand infantry of General Smith's command. ’ General Price will soon unite with General Shelby. Their combined strength is from ten to twenty thousand men, with sixteen pieces of artillery.--Their advance reached Farmington, twenty miles northeast of Pilot Knob, yesterday. There is no information of the reported capture of Cape Girardeau. Preparations for offensive and defensive movements continue. Another and later dispatch from St. Louis says: ‘ Official information still puts Price's main force at Fredericktown, with the advance at Farmington, St. Francis county. The main body is estimated at from ten to twelve thousand strong, principally cavalry. The advance, about four thousand, are mounted. Light attacks were made on Pilot Knob and Ironton yesterday, which were easily repulsed. It now appears that Pilot Knob was not evacuated, as previously reported. ’ Price's plans are yet undeveloped, but he seems to be massing his forces in Arcadia Valley. General Mower, who left Brownsville, Arkansas, two weeks ago, with a strong force of cavalry and artillery, is still moving northward in Price's rear, and will be heard from in good time. Considerable bodies of troops are arriving here. Cavalry and infantry are being rapidly assigned to their proper positions.--The militia are responding promptly to the call of the commanding general. The citizens generally manifest a strong disposition to organize for local defence.
The pursuit of General Early.The following extract from a letter in the New York Herald, giving an account of the pursuit of General Early, shows that the enemy suffered a severe repulse at Mount Jackson: ‘ Our cavalry pressed the enemy with great violence and success, until he brought an infantry division, with artillery, and they held them in check until the arrival of the Sixth corps, which found them in the same position this morning offering a stubborn resistance to its advance. ’
General Forrest's successes. The following dispatch is all the Yankees have to say. They can compare the two: ‘ Nashville, September 26.--Forrest, with his entire force, advanced upon and destroyed the Sulphur Spring trestle yesterday. ’ Colonel Pace, commanding Elk River bridge, evacuated that post at daylight on the 26th. Forrest took possession this morning. On Saturday, in the fight at Athens, five hundred men of the Sixth and Eighth Indiana cavalry were captured. It is reported that Forrest butchered all negroes captured who were in Federal uniform.