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pistol which he usually kept there. Finding the weapon gone, he started down to where the men were, unarmed, and upon accosting them with "what they were doing in his house at that hour of the night," had his own pistol, which one of them had taken, cocked and presented at him. Peasley halted at a respectable distance, until he could get hold of a billet of wood, with which he succeeded in knocking one of them down. Then commenced a foot race, which was participated in by Brown, Peasley & Jones as the pursuers, and the three housebreakers as the fleers.--On coming up with them in the neighborhood of the beef market, each man brought down his game, but only succeeded in holding fast to one. This fellow (Forrest) underwent an examination yesterday, and acknowledged being with the party; but said that he did not enter the house himself, and tried to persuade the others to desist from doing so. He said they were in search of something to eat, and had no intention of doing anything wro
arful that the enemy will prosecute his journey to the Salt Works. There is a turnpike road from the gap to Eastillville, thence there are two parallel turnpikes to Saltville--one by way of Lebanon and Haytor's Gap, the other through the Poor Valley and by way of Abingdon. It is certainly a matter of vital importance that our authorities and people still look to the protection of this interest. Nothing very important "from the front" since our last issue. In upper East Tennessee Maj. Gen. Jones is in command. There was brisk skirmishing on Monday, and on Tuesday evening two wounded Confederates and four Yankee prisoners were brought up from below Jonesboro' , where they were wounded and captured. From later intelligence, received by the Advocate, the following list of regiments at the Gap is obtained: The garrison consisted of four regiments, viz: 55th Ga., 64th Va., 62d and 64th North Carolina, a portion of Laden's artillery, Capt. Barnes's company, of Ga; also, Fa