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t: On Thursday morning the 14th instant, while the stern-wheel steamer Equality, which is owned by the Lincoln Government, and used as a river patrol between Cairo and Evansville, on the Ohio river, was lying at the mouth of Mayfield creek, at the head of Island No.1, about three miles below Bird's Point, taking on board marketing for the troops at Cairo, a party of seven horsemen rode up to the boat and made a bargain with the Captain to convey them to Norfolk, on the Missouri shore, (where there are two of Lincoln's regiments encamped,) at the rate of a dollar each for themselves and horses. As soon as the boat pushed out, the pilot and other office head the boat down stream. It is needless to say that the orders thus given were immediately obeyed. Upon the arrival of the boat at Columbus, twenty miles from Cairo, the crew was set to work taking in coal, the captors retiring to the hotel to narrate the particulars of the capture, and also to refresh the inner man. Before ea
ated in our estimate of the value of that neutrality upon which Mr. Crittenden boasts that Kentucky is poising herself, we think will be made abundantly evident by the perusal of the subjoined extract from a letter addressed by a correspondent at Cairo to the Missouri Republican, and published in the columns of that paper. It is evident that the Yankees "spit upon" the neutrality of Kentucky, and that they mean to remove the war into the heart of that State. There are indications to show thattable citizens of Kentucky that, if General Prentiss was ordered there, the Union element, now overawed, would rush to his standard in numbers that would astonish the entire country. Columbus, considered as a military post, is second only to Cairo, on the Western waters. Located on the northern terminus of the Mobile and Ohio Railroad, and on the direct road to Memphis, Jackson, Grand Junction, &c., it will to the party who can hold and occupy it, be a position of vast importance; and I h
Kentucky and Tennessee --The Washington correspondent of the Baltimore Sun written: On the 20th of September the Legislature of Kentucky will meet, and will embrace a two thirds majority of Uniform men in both branches. They will at once proceed to depose Governor Magemn, and to deal with the United States Senators Powell and Breckinridge They are much inclined at the neglect of the United States Senate to pass a bill legislating Judge Monroe out of office. Arms will now be conveyed without difficulty to East Tennessee, Should the forces under Gen. Fillow and others attempt to pass through Kentucky on their way to attack Cairo or St Louis, there will be hot work on the old "bloody ground." The Sun's correspondent seemed to be strongly tinctured with Black Republicanism.