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The Trans-Mississippi Department A letter appears in the Mississippian from Mr. J. W. Tucker, and editor of talents and said to be a gentleman of respectable standing making some statements that, if true, merit the immediate attention of the War Department. He commences by alluding to the reports put forth at the time Kirby Smith was ordered to the Trans-Mississippi Department, and when he was preceded a few days by Gen. Price, that Gen. Smith was to have supreme command and that Gen Pricnant feeling through the country. General Holmes is by many considered an effete commander, belonging to the class of officers who did mischief around this city during the terrible battles which were to decide its fate through their want of activity and promptness. When he was sent to the trans Mississippi the army here was certainly not at all grieved. But if he has been the mar-plot in Arkansas that Mr. Tucker alleges, it were better that he had staid here The facts deserve investigation.