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Gen. Jeff. Thompson.

--Of this distinguished officer, whose arrival in Memphis a few days ago we noticed on Saturday, the Memphis Avalanche, of Thursday, says:

‘ There was considerable curiosity manifested by our citizens to see this noted Missouri chieftain, but his unassuming manners and plainness of dress puzzled everybody, and threw nearly all off the scent. In appearance Gen. Thompson is as peculiar as his daring acts of bravery. He stands fully six feet in height, and is very slender. To look at him one would suppose him to be much taller, but his slender frame adds to his stature in a remarkable degree. His features are prominently marked, with high cheek-bones, and the lines of his face are expressive of determination, while his carriage is easy and graceful. The most expressive characteristic of his face is his eyes. They are a dark hazel, and would seem to pierce through and through the best holder. His dress is of grey with a browalur hat, which looks to have ‘"seen service,"’ in which is a while plume, fastened by a single star — the only insignia of rank which he bears, if we except a red silken sash.

Indian John is scarcely less remarkable in his appearance. Dressed in the costume of a chief, leathern breeches, beads and feathers, with a pipe in the shape of a tomahawk, he is the bean deal in appearance of Chingachgook, the minor here of the Leather stocking tales of Cooper. Many stories have been told of him in connection with his gallant chieftain, but they will have to be left unrecorded for the present. Their appearance is as remarkable as their deeds. In any assemblage, Gen. Thompson would excite attention, while John, his ‘"escort,"’ would be the ‘"observed of all observers."’

Gen. Thompson and Indian John attended the Theatre last night, where they seemed to enjoy themselves famously.

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