f young men. They are fully uniformed, but without sabres or guns, both of which await them in Washington.
Their pieces are to consist of four ten-pound rifled Parrott guns, and two twelve-pound howitzers.
Gen. Prentiss, at St. Joseph, Mo., addressed a large crowd of the citizens of that place, declaring in the most solemn manner that he would compel every secessionist there to take an oath of allegiance to the United States Government, or he would set them at work in the trenches of Fort Smith.
The speech delighted the loyal, but sent consternation into the ranks of the traitors.--N. Y. Tribune, Dec. 7.
This night a detachment of the Federal cavalry made a dash for the Memphis Branch railroad, and succeeded in burning a portion of the Whip-poor — will Bridge, taking eleven prisoners of the guard stationed there.
Though wholly unaccompanied with danger, this is the most brilliant exploit of the war in Kentucky.
And though the damage done is trifling, and has been repaired