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ADJ'T C EN -HILL -HILL NOTIFIED. News of tbe Battle Reaches Frankfort and Creates Natural Excitement. Frankfort: April 1 8. (Special.) Adjutant Adjutant General Hill to-day to-day to-day received a telegram which indicates that there may be serious trouble among the soldier boys up in Harlan. The telegram is from W. G. - Thompson, the ollicer in charge of tlie arsenal here, who was started by Gen. llill to Harlan C. H., several days ago. Mr. Thompson tcle graphs from Pineville that a fight occurred occurred in the Black mountains. April 1 8, in which nve soldiers were wounded. No further particulars, were given. The telegram stated tiiat Thompson had beea unable tog-Tnrtfrt'TttF-ville tog-Tnrtfrt'TttF-ville tog-Tnrtfrt'TttF-ville tog-Tnrtfrt'TttF-ville tog-Tnrtfrt'TttF-ville and was waiting fur instructions. Gen. Hill ssys the fixht may have occurred in one of two ways. Capt Gaither wrote him lust week tluit a posse was- was- being orgunixed to srrest Wils Howard and one of his gang out in the Black mountains, and that be bad promised twelve soldiers as part of the posse, It is possible that the fight was between this poise and Howard's gang, or it may nave been an attempt on. the part of the friends of Will Jennings to rescue him. Jennings has been cleared Of one charge for which be waa taken to Harlan to be tried, but instead of being released, lie was held lor another, another, and possibly for delivery to the Missouri authorities, who wanted liim at tbe time of his arrest by the Kentucky Kentucky oflioers last fall. Jeuniug was to have been taken to Pineville under guard of the troops on his way to Missouri, ami Gen. Hill thinks it not unlikely that the fight may have resulted resulted from an. attempt of Jennings' friends to release him. The news hits caused excitement here,' aud further particulars are anxiously awaited. Tbe troops at Harlan arc from Lexington Lexington and HarrcKlHburg, with a few from Frankfort.