y of our troops, or a train, or a town, and capture certain supplies that they require, it is stated that such supplies are conveyed to their retreats and kept for future use. Our troops have on several occasions found out their retreats, and captured or destroyed the property which they had stored.
Two bushwhackers were killed on the 7th by our troops near Balltown, twenty-two miles east of this post, in Vernon county, Missouri.
They are believed to have been in the party that killed Whitesides, the enlisted scout, a few weeks ago, only a few miles east of Fort Scott, near the State line.
One of the bushwhackers had a pass through the Federal lines in his pocket.
It is doubtful whether the enemy keep ahead of us in the killing business; and if they do not, we can stand it longest.
Even without the aid of the colored soldiers, the northern and middle States can furnish many more able-bodied men than the rebellious states.
One would have thought that the leaders of the rebellio