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Yankee Notions of Tennessee loyalty. --The Paducah correspondent of the New York Herald gives the following picture of the state of feeling in Western Tennessee, worthy of Munchausen. He says: I met yesterday several gentlemen from Western Tennessee, from whom I gather some encouraging accounts of the condition of affairs in that region. They represent that in the country the majority of the people — a large majority — favor the Union, but are only held in subjection to the Davis tyranny by the armed bands that are kept constantly moving about in that region. In Memphis there is a great panic in anticipation of a descent by General Halleck. They anticipate a flank movement around Columbus, and argue that that place will be conquered without a blow being struck by the Northern troops. Memphis, they cry, is wholly unprotected, and when Columbus shall fall will be entirely at the mercy of the Lincolnites. --Public meetings have been held and various military organization
ay require. It was reported at Hopkinsville, on Thursday, that the enemy were threatening that place, and a heavy force has been sent to meet them. There is also a large force now stationed at Tennessee river to protect the bridge. It is said that nearly the whole Federal army, in the vicinity of Cairo, have been sent toward Tennessee river. It is reliably stated that the Federal are under command of Gen. Smith. At Cairo, last Monday, there were only 1,000 Federal, 1,500 at Paducah, and 3,000 at Bird's Point. Predicted fall of Fort Henry and subsequent disaster. The correspondent of the Memphis Avalanche, writing from Paris, Tenn., 23d inst., says: A messenger from Fort Henry last night reported that an immense force, supposed to be 20,000 strong, were attempting to cross the Tennessee river at Callawaytown, about 12 miles from Fort Henry. This morning we have a confirmation of the same report from another source. A gentleman who left Murray yesterday