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We have received copies of New Yok and Philadelphia papers of last Wednesday and Thursday's (January 1st and 2d) dates. The extracts which we subjoin from them will be found interesting:

The war in Missouri--Gen. Gel Superseded — a Federal Lieutenant Shoots himself — a conspiracy, &c.

[Special dispatch to the Missouri Democrat,]
Rolla, Dec. 27.
--Major General Curtis arrived in town this evening, and will assume command of the forces here to-morrow, superseding Gen. Siegel. This would seem to indicate a change of programme.

Col. Dodge, while riding out on horseback this evening, received a flesh wound in the thigh from the accidental discharge of a pistol carried in his side pocket. The ball was extracted, and the wound will not prove so serious as was at first supposed.

The railroad from this point to Franklin is strongly guarded at every point. It is reported that on Wednesday evening an attempt was made by a rebel squad to coral the pickets of Capt. Griffith's command, stationed at the Staunton station. The rebels were fired upon and dispersed.

For the first time it becomes necessary to obtain passes from the Provost Marshal to gain admission to the camp.

Lieut. Murozlinger, of the Seventeenth Missouri volunteers, whose remains were taken to St. Louis on Wednesday, came to his death as follows: While seated in his tent, with the Captain and Second Lieutenant of his company, he took up a revolver, and, felling the Captain that it was his design to shoot himself, applied the muzzle of the pistol to his right eye and fired. The ball entered his eye and lodged in his skull, but he survived eight days. It is stated that the rash act was owing to a temporary aberration of mind, caused by chagrin; the unfortunate Lieutenant having an idea that he was to be turned out of his place in the regiment.

Four desperate characters, belonging to Company A, Iowa 4th, it is supposed were concerned in a conspiracy to murder one of their officers and a private. To accomplish their purpose they made a collection of stolen pistols, bowie knives, and had a loaded bludgeon. It is conjectured that they intended to desert afterwards. The affray broke out on Christmas night, it is supposed prematurely, resulting in one man being stabbed, the dirk being driven in six inches, and was broken off in the operation. Another person was also badly beaten with the bludgeon.

Major S.--and his clerks occupied a dwelling during their stay here, which, from some undiscovered cause, continued to be filled with smoke. It pounced out of the stove door in fleecy volumes, roiled along the floor, buried in fantastic rings on the table, peeped out of sly corners, and lay densely stratified up to the ceiling. Little rivulets poured out of the stove-pipe joints in spite of all attempts to drive the unaccountable nuisance upward. The doors and windows were thrown open on fine days, and relief was obtained. Of a cold morning the shingles of the smoke haunted dwelling steamed like a distillery, and every knot-hole sent out a lively jet of smoke. After the Paymaster's force left the dwelling it was discovered that the top of the chimney was bricked over, and of course hermetically closed against all efforts of the smoke to get out the natural way. If not a bad joke, it proved a good smoke.

From Lexington.

The Missouri Democrat, of the 25th December, says:

‘ It appears that the Federal forces which made Lexington a visit the other day, and burned the foundry and ferry boats at that place, did not quite finish their work. Four notorious rebel scoundrels, named Charley Martin, Carroll Wood, John Reed, and Thos. Shields, were in the city at the time, and, after the departure of the Federals, followed along in the rea overtaking one of the soldiers who was lagging behind, shot and killed On last Friday night, a passenger who had arrived at Lexington by the Booneville stage was seized by Charley Martin, and the next morning was found murdered on the levee. Our informant adds that the rebels have killed and packed away in Lexington about 3,000 hogs for Price's

Gen. and what he will

The Washington correspondent of the New York to speak card" with reference to the intentions of McClellan. We extract the following:

‘ is frequently asked by inexperienced members of Congress and other subordinate officers of the Government who ought to know better, Why don't General McClellan advances. The only reply to this question is, that Gen. McClellan is adv everyday and hour of the twenty-four that passes. He has his hands upon the oat of the rebel army of the Potomac, holding it where it is. He is advancing in drill, advancing in discipline, advancing in strength, advancing in endurance to stand out in the cold, advancing in a supply of muskets for infantry, cannon for artillery, sabres and revolvers and rifles for cavalry, locations of expeditions, &c. When he has completed these advances he will close up the rebellion, and then the men who now clamor for an immediate advance will be compelled to acknowledge the wisdom of Gen. McClellan's programmed.

’ In this connection, it may not he impolitic to say that the reason why the expeditions under the command severally of Gens Butler and Burnside have not left for their places of destination, has been in consequence of the recent complication with Great Britain. The settlement of the Trent affair has changed the face of things, and now the advance of Gen. McClellan will suddenly become more general on land and sea, and in good time, if the impatient will only be patient the country will better understand the cause of what seems to the which is only a necessary pr final and glorious consumma

From Fortress Monroe--flight Eaten from

Fortress Monroe, (via B 31--A negro, who came into this afternoon, reports that the enemy at a place near ken up, and a general stamped Yorktown on Saturday night seven howitzers, but they were The cause of the alarm was a advance would be made by Sunday.

A flag of truce was sent by der to Hampton Bridge this small package of letters for the

Seven rebel officers composed and they remained for some time ton, and appeared to be making and endeavoring to obtain our contemplated movements ance at this time, and with such ber of letters, leads to the support they were desirous of ascertains of the current rumor of an advance side.

Edward Johnson, Captain of Brigade, who has been found ous misdemeanors by court-mar tended to be dismissed from the had his sentence confirmed by Gen,

Important from Kentucky-- Le--expected battle at

Louisville, Dec. 31.
--Exciting a general engagement in Kentucky have prevailed all day, rally discredited now, to being received at headquarters

The North Bank of Ken pended specie payment.

A doubtful rumor prevails City Hotel was burned by the

The People's Bank, of has been reorganized at Loun choice of a new board of ass direction of the bank to

Cincinnati, Dec. 31.--A to the Commercial, from in that there are rumors of Kentucky to-day.

Gen. Buefl had ordered to regiment of Funleors and a artillery before he went for

Gen. Buckner's rebel cavalry day within a short distance and it is supposed that he in Col. McCook in force, destroy bridge, and retire.

All the Union regulars we the bridge early yesterday morning.

Philadelphia, Dec. 31.--A received here mentions as at the battle of Paducah, Capt., con, of this city. Capt. Bac Kentucky regiment raised near

The dispatch gives no par battle.

The reported battle in Kentucky reconnaissances,

Washington, Dec, 31,
--The the country last night, that a going on in Kentucky, is not No official information received by the Government

Recent reconnaissances from and McCall's divisions show the strong picket guard beyond no troops at that place.

Scouting parties sent out divisions occupying the centre of the Potomac within the port that the outer lines of the been moves backward some miles, apparently with a view winter quarters.

Col. Kerrigan has returned to was this afternoon imprisoned Hill. His trial has been postponed to-day.

Meeting of the Maryland legislation Configuration of Governor Bradford--for U. S. Senators

The Baltimore correspondent of the Philadelphia Inquirer, under date of says:

‘ Our Legislature reassembled to its regular session. The Governor's resume, will be delivered. Mr. new Governor, is to be inaugurated instant.

Our State Legislature election States Senator this session in Anthony Kennedy. There are prominent gentlemen in the field dates. There are Hon. Henry Hon. Reverdy Johnson, and Swann, formerly Mayor of Baltimore Davis will make a strong fight, not surprise me to find either Mr. Mr. Johnson triumphant.

A nobler patriot lives not the Johnson. He stands exalted tion's proudest sons — would life, if necessary, to save his Swann I believe to be equally anything be said against the ness of Mr. Davis Mr. Kennedy sent Senator, has some hopes but having already had a press at political life in the United States may yield for others. There will be quite a struggle for this highest

Departure of Mason Ani

Boston, January 1.
--The light left Fort Warren at elev morning, with the traitors Mason and their Secretaries, for where they will be transferred steamer Rinaldo, now lying then

The British war steamer

Boston, January 1.
--The British mer Rinaldo, of 16 guns, arr Vincentown last night. Her says that he has been ordered and is unbending sails and ma at home.

Massachusetts legislation

Boston, January 1.
--The State organized to-day. Ex Governor elected President of the Senate, Bullock speaker of the House.

A British war transport

Eastport, January 1.
--A British port passed here this morning, 62d Regiment. Four hundred St. Andrews, and the remained Woodstock.

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