rable force, has taken possession of Lebanon, and troops are on the way thither to rout him. The tunnel near Gallatin has been blown up, and in consequence trains on the Nashville and Louisville Railroad are not running.
Am member of a board whose duty it will be to inquire into the competency, qualifications, and conduct of volunteer officers.
The other members are Colonels Scribner, Hambright, and Taylor.
We called in a body on General Rousseau, and found him reading Les Miserables.
He apologized for his shabby appearance by saying that he had become interested in a foolish novel.
Colonel Scribner expressed great admiration for the characters Jean Val Jean and Javort, when the General confessed to a very decided anxiety to have Javort's neck twisted.
This is the feeling of the reader at first; but when he finds the old granite man taking his own life as punishment for swerving once from what he considered to be the line of duty, our admiration for him is scarcel