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Wednesday 6 A.. M., A.pril 24, 18C1.
About 0 o'clock last night a violent tbun
icr storm sot in, which prevented the usual
tolcgraph report. Howover much the peo
ple ir.ay dosiro the news, neither thoir anx
ieties or the hopes of the printers, have any
iifluence over the elements.
The Fremont Volunteers.
E irly Tuesday morning the people of San
dusky county begun to nrrivu in our town, tuiil
a; ID o'clock theerowd had become exceedingly
diiiiw. In regard to the numbers we can form
uncitimatioii. It was a gala day. Vet under,
und behind the animated feelings, there were
anxieties tut htiart hut it own can ever know.
Tin excitement wnnifii nature never before ex
perienced in this community. Fathers, mo
thers, brothers, sisters nnd friends were taking
leave of the dear ones they were giving up to
their country, for their country's defense. The
shrill miles of the life and the roll of the drum
could be heard uboveall the tumult of voices.
About 9 o'clock the Marshal of the day, John
L. Grkuxk, commenced to get the various com
panies into position t join in the procession and
escort the Volunteers to the cars.
1st. Tiik Home Giaros, led by Gen. .Ions
Uki.u, composed of our citizens over 4" years ol
sge, in ranks four deep.
id. Gkrman Ixpkpkxdknt Compaxv. who
have within the past few days enrolled upwards
of one hundred men.
3d. Tiik Croohan Glahpr, a coininuy of
Minute Men, who intend to hold themselves in
reiuliness for any emergency.
4th. YouNTKKK Cojipaxy, No. I.
.'itll. VoU'XrKKR COMPAXY, No. 'J.
lith. Vlli'ntkeb Company, No. 3.
In the above order the procession, headed by
the Fremont Brass Hand, followed anil surroun
ded by thousands, proceeded to Court House
.S(iiare, where a King presentation from the La
diesof Fremont, to Companies and 2, took
The Flag presentation Committee, on the rt
of the Ladies was composed of the Misses E.
anil It. iMMrfixs, lorine nrsi company, aim me
Misses L. and A. K essler. for the second Com
pany. Dr. Stilwkll, on the mrt of the Com
mittee, presented the flags to the Companies,
with the following remarks;
Voi-rSTEEKs: In presenting to you these
Flags the Ntnrs and Stripes of our beloved
land, we hail you as our defenders ! In respond
ing so promptly and cheerfully to your Coun
try's call in tilis her hour of peril, you have
manifested a patriotism worthy of Americans.
These Banners, Hoating in the breeze, we now
present to you. May they never be trampled
upon by the foot of ticpotinm nor polluted by
the hand of a traitor !
Volunteers, we pray for you. Farewell.
The (tod of battles be with you.
It. A. Kdukrton, received the Flag on hohalf
of Company No. l,and responded as follows:
Laiiiks: In behalf of the first Company,
accept this Flag, and pledge to you our sacred
honor that we will protect and defend it to the
last the Banner of our Country and the em
blem of Liberty 1
That Banner, under which our armies have
marched to battle and victory, and which has
Ik'cii our sure protection on every sea and in
every clime and which has hitherto never
ioreign lot! must not
trailed in the dust to
aye, and tuiU not be torn from its high place by
the rebels, and trampled in the dust by the foot
of despotism I
Be assured, that the recollection that it was
presented by the Ladies of Fremont, and that
thoir hearts are ever with us shall stimulate us
to still greater action. We will protect it, as we
love it; as we honor it we will defend it know
ing as we do that the welfare of our homes, and
all that is dear, and the duty we owe to our Ood
and our country, demand it 1
On behalf of Company No. 2, Jamks H. Fow
Lkr, received the Flag and said
Ladies: I am to express in one voice the
sentiments of the Volunteers to whom you have
presented this Flag the emblem of our coun
trythe pride of the nation the Banner under
which Washington fought the Banner which
shall ever wave over American sons, never to be
lowered until Freedom, which has been set at
defiance by traitors, be restored to every part of
oil within the borders of what is known as the
United States. Words are not sufficient to ex
nrMi tha frratitude which is due tou for Dresea-
ting to us the Banner of our Cou ntry, which
you have truly said must never trail in the dust
or M torn aown Dy tne enemy i
Brother Soldiers ! th Flag that was wrought
by the hands of our sisters shall be borne aloft
by us. We will never let it be insulted by
traitors, thocgli we perish one by one ! With
bare nnd bleeding feel, our Fathers marked the
soil over which they first bore these Stars and
stripes, w ill we now submit: will we now be
conquered? Xever 1 while blood fllows in our
vein-, ftisters, the tears that lire shod lor us
will be as the pearlsof liberty; and if we fall be
neath the stroke of the traitors, the flag you
have given us shall be the mantle iu which our
bodies shall lie wrapjicd. Our last words shall
be, the Flag of our country shall never be low
ered I And now dear friends, let me say to you
farewell. We may never meet again in this
world. We may die on the field of battle or on
the gallows of the enemy, but the Flag shall
float and the Ladies of Fremont will never be
Company Xo. II, had only been formed the
day before and no Flag could be prepared for
the occasion. A beautiful Flag is now being
made which will be forwarded to them.
Rev. B. HfsiiSELL, on behalf of the Ladies'
Bible Society of Fremont, presented the officers
and men each a small Testament.
The line of march was then taken up to the
Railroad station, where the companies took seats
in the cars which had bcn provided. Just as
this had been accomplished an order was receiv
ed by telegraph that the companies would not
go forward until lurther orders. This was a
disappointment, but as it was an order from su
periors, the Volunteers returned to their rooms.
Some were highly pleased that they should
have a little more time in which to say "good
byes" to their friends, and others impatient at
Later iu the afternoon an order was received
for the Companies to move forward, nnd it is
supjKjseil that they will leave on the l o'clock
train this morning for Camp Taylor, near Cleve
Fkkuoxt Company So. 3. This Company
held its election for Officers on Tuesday niorn
lnst. Dr. M. A. Kilter was elected Captain; Dr.
M. U. Rawson 1st Lieutenant, anil William
Anisden 3d Lieutenant.
Kilkv Township. The citizens of Riley
Township will meet at Shuck's School House,
this (Wednesday) evening, at 7 o'clock to take
the necessary steps to form a Home Guard. It
is hojied every resident of Rtly Township will
Grki:n Sprixiis. The citizens of Green
Springs and viciinity will hold a meeting to
morrow evening to form a Company of Home
The Findlay Troops.-
the Fremont ami udiatia Railroad, receiv
ed orders from Gov. Dennison yesterday, to
bring forward the Findlay Volunteers.
Uppkr Sanduskv has a population of
but 1000, yet they have raised 400 volun
nutoers, and aro continually increasing.
Tbey have also raise $5,000 for the sup
port of the families of the Volunteers.
Special Ditpttcb to theCincinuati (truette.
Columbus, April 22. The Home Guard
bill for cities and countios has been twice
read in the Home. It will no doubt pass
To morrow a bill will be introduced em
powering taxation for one mill on the dollar
for the support, by town and city councils,
of families of volunteers in actual service.
The Indianapolis Journal says that throe
carloads of chickens and corn, intended for
the south, were detained in that city on Fri
day, as articles "contraband of war."
Five cases of arras, destined for the south
were seized at the Michigan Southern depot
in Chicago on Saturday.
The Chicago Wigwam sold fur $950 nearly
three-fourths of which will be absorbed by the
outstanding liabilities on the building.
The papers relate an anecdote of a beauitful
young lady who had become blind, having re
covered her sight after marriage. Whereupon
Snooks wickedly observed that it ia no uncom
mon thing for people's eyes to be opened by
Philadelphia, April 23. A splendid un
forin for a Maj. Gen. ia a case bound south,
was seized yesterday.
Fort Mifflin has been garrisoned by an
artillery comp. and the Kensington guards.
A piratical vessel is said to have been
soon in the bay, alledgod to be manned by
fifty men. It is also said that she had stop
pod a tug off Chester and compelled her to
haul down the American flag.
Private informaiion from Baltimore says
the element is powerless to act with system.
Arms are plenty, but no amunition. It is
believed, however, that the people will unite
with them to prevent the passage of troops
through the city. The troops will be com
pelled to fight thoir way step by step.
The railroad between Baltimore and
Washington was to be obstructed yesterday
and some of the bridges destroyed. .
I lie people south of the Susquebana are
loyal to the Union and will assist in de
fending Havre dc Grace against tbe seces
sionists. Two bundled and thirty women, nearly
all between the ages of 18 and 25, have en
rolled themselves here as nurses.
Annapolis, Sunday. It is said that Got.
Hicks has protested to Gen. Butler, of the
Massachusetts Regiment, against landing
troops hero. They wore consequently land
od at the Naval Academy which is the ex
clusive property of the Government.
Harrisburgh, April 23. Caleb Cushing
arrived here yesterday. He left Washing
ton on Sunday. He says that Gen. Lee,
with 5,000 Virginia troops was covering
Lieut. Jennifer is reported as having de
serted from Carlisle Barracks. He had full
knowledge of the plans of the Government.
Despatches for his arrest have been sent in
Caleb Cushing narrowly escaped injury
from the people of Carlisle and Chambere
burg. He stated that be was on his way to
Massachusetts to join a regiment for the de
fense of the Union.
Boston, April 23. A private despatch to
Messrs. Sprague, from Philadelphia, states
that the Government has released steamer
P. Spraguefrom her charter to convey troops
from Philadelphia, in consequence of Mary
land having guarantied tbe safe transit of
5,000 troops through Baltimore daily.
New York, April 23. The State author-
ofiitiesbavo decided to muster into immedi
ate service the whole of the 30,000 volun
teers authorized by the Logislnture.
The Common Council last night voted
$1,000,000 to arm and equip regiments,
and 500,000 more for tbe families of the
The Brooklyn Common Council voted
$100,000 for the equipment of the 13th reg
iment, to leave to-morrow.
Philadelphia, April 23d. The Baltimore
American of Monday, confirms the scutling the
Pennsylvania, Columbus, Delaware, Raritanand
Merrimac at Norfolk, by order ofCapt. Pende
grass, and the destruction of their arms. The
only vessels saved to carry away the Govern
ment forces, were the Pocahontas and Cumber
land. The ship houses were being torn down
and the Factories levelled to the ground, with
the intention of firing and abandoning them on
Saturdry night. The excitement at Norfolk and
Portsmouth was intense. Womeu and children
were flying, and men were rallying to arms. It
was expected that a ship of the line, New
York, on the stocks, would be fired before the
Yard is abandoned. Leveling buildings by
blowing them up with powder was going on, and
it is thought there would be an effort to destroy
all without fire for fear the conflagration might
extend to the cities. The people of Norfolk
have seized the powder house at Crany Island,
and removed the powder to the city and are
making arrangements for a vigorous defense.
Washington, April 19th. The Secretary of
War has apprised President Garrett of the Bal
timore and Ohio Railroad, that the traniportion
of rebel troops over that road will be regarded
as an act of treason.
It is said that Bishop Purcell baa head
ed subscription for the benefit of volun
teers in the war with his name and coo
tributon of one thousand dollars.