A bulletin, dated Rio Janeiro, September 8, informs us that
the " allies under Flores" had defeated the Paraguayans at Yautang, on the Uruguay, taking 1,700 prisoners, some cannon, and some flags. This " defeat is considered to have struck a decisive blow at the Paraguayan invasion of Brazil." Telegrams from Rio are never very trustworthy, and in this instance it is quite certain that the main body of the Paraguayans was not near the place named, though a smaller column was. The fact probably is that Flores has gained a success in a comparatively unimportant skirmish, com- menced not to defend Brazil, but Uruguay.