The New York Herald, US
IMPORTANT FROM MISSOURI
THE PEOPLE OF ARKANSAS OPPOSED TO PRICE’S REBELS ENTERING THAT STATE.
Otterville, Dec. 31,1861
The people of Arkansas refused to allow General Price to enter that State with any other troops than those regularly enlisted into the Confederate service, and he had only one thousand five hundred enrolled in that service.
The country north of Springfield was full of men returning from Price’s army, who said if they were permitted to return home and take the oath of allegiance. Price would be left with only his regular Confederate troops.
Since General Pope’s rapid operations last week, there is perfect quiet in all the region between the Missouri and Osage rivers, and not even a rumour of rebel camps or squads being heard of.