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o'clock, Mlay 1st, 1861.
To the Public.
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. .. i,,r, ana ly.ng anicie against tnecntor ottne
oi'RNal. Not having born funiished with a
..y f the Extra by tan. we did not sec it
..nta too late to make any rTly,n our extra oil
y.s morning, to-morrow morning west.all en-
deavor to reply toit I,, the mean time we ask
a MWPp.uhi of pubhcopinion,
Capt. Seaman, of the Woodvillc Volunteers,
has informed us that his Company is full, and
numbers near 100 men. He has received a dis-
patch from Adjutant-General Carrington, to hold
his company in readiness to march ata moment's
We learn that Foster k Co. and L. Hays, Esj.,
of i'ostoria, have subscribed $1,000 apiece for
war purposes, and guarautee more when this is
A letter from Columbus says:1 All of the 11th
Regiment, and 3 companies of the 3d, have left
Columbus for the East. Fifteen thousand stand
of arms had arrived from the East.
The 10 Regiment Bill wasainended to 17, and
t he time of enlistment six mouths. The Two
Million Bill has passed, making three millions
in all appropriated."
Harrisburg, April 29. Intelligent gen
tlemen from Western Virginia have wailed
on tbe State Administration invoking its in
fluence with the National Administration
to procure arms to defend themselves.
They say that the portion of the State West
of the Blue Ridge can be held if the neces
sary arms were given in time. They said
they were endorsed by the public senti
ment of that portion of Virginia. They
went westward from here, and tbe State Ad
ministration complied with their request.
Baltimore, April 29. A spontaneous
Union meeting was held to-night iu East
Baltimore. About 20,000 attended.
Straight out Union speeches were made,
and tbe Stars and Stripes were unfurled
amid great enthusiasm. Steamers now run
regularly between here and Perry villa, mak
ing complete communication with Phila
delphia. Frederick, April 29. In the House to
day a petition was presented signed by 210
voters of Prince George County, praying
tbe Legislature to pass an act of secession
immediately. The committee on Federal
Relations subseouentW renortfld th.t thJ
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Legislature possessed no such power, and
the report was adopted by tbe House with
out a division.
Philadelphia, April 29. It is again de
nied that tbe person arrested was ex-Sen
Hrrisburg, April 29. A chief justice of
Vermont who nas resided in JN.C. for tbe
past two months, has arrived here. He
came with passes from Governors Ellis and
Letcher. He report North Carolina al
most unanimous for secession.
Washington, April 29. The troops call
ed out by the order of to-day are all addi
tional to tbe 76,000 already required.
Tbe whole number called for by tbe Gov
ernment thus far is: Volunteers by procla
mation 75,000; Volunteers for three years
service, 40,000; Regulars for five years
tervice, 25,000; Seaman do. is 18,000, be
ing a total of 158,000 men, that is 75,000
the week before last, and 83,000 to-day.
Even this falls short of the real number, as
several States send double the number of
Regiments asked for,
Philadelphia, April 29. A gentleman
just arrived here from Wilmington, N. C,
leaving there Friday, and Richmond on
Saturday, states that the people of North
Carolina were all up in arms and were pre
paring to come North with several thou
sand troops for the purpose, as Gov. Ellis
informed him, of making an attack on
Washington. Tbe day he left, Governor
Ellis showed him a dispatch which he had
jutt received from Montgomery, stating
that some 5,000 troops were on fheir way
to join those of North Carolina, about to
leave for Richmond, and that it was the
purpose of the Confederate Government to
make an attack without moment's.delar;
that if they were to attack it, it must be
done before the Federal Government had
eooeeDtrated large force at Washington.
Bnd llml tne Governor
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He con versed witn uoveri.or lelchcr on
it0d ,ljm jtwa3 the purpose of the South-
SlHU?a , Rttnck Washington at once.
,je (Le(clK.r) ha,, (lvjsed n,,jllst it, but
! th(J ConfudorilU, Government were for in-
8lailta(t. am, t,mt ev,,rv Iilt0 vjl
j WRg bristling with bayonets, and that the
j 1(J worf perf(.cty framic. He says
, fur thal Goy Eu g)l0WW, hjm R
j P"10" fr0,M Ponsaeola to til 26th from
', Gon- IrBgg- stating Unit no attack on Fort
' Pickens up to that lime had teen made,
Annapolis, April 29. Fortifications
commanding the railroad and country some
1 20 miles from Annapolis were thrown tip
, yesterday. Annapolis was made a mill
I tarv depot ycsteidny. Gen. Butler will re
I main there.
From tbe attache of our Minister to Par
is just arrived from Washington, we have
reliable information that 10,000 troops
from the Southern Confederacy are now in
Virginia and more pouring in.
The Administration have notified Gov
ernor Letcher that one step of advance
from Richmond will cause a speedy inva
sion of Virginia fiom the West.
Farmers from Virginia havo forced the
secession lines nnd report a sirong Union
feeling a few miles from the Capital. Wo
learn from private source tliHt the secession
ists saved 6,000 muskets at Harper's Ferrv.
On Snturday night the Superintendent
of the Baltimore k Ohio Railroad went to
Washington to get the road open from Bal
timore to Washington, but met with no
It is said the Maryland Legislature has
refusad to pass the ordinance of secession
by a two-third vote. It is also reported
that an armistice of six dars has been made
and the Secretary of War 1ms gone to Rich
mond. The latter item creates great dis
New York, April 29. The Croton aqueduct
is guarded by the police in consequence of fears
that traitors may attempt to blow up the piers
of the high bridge.
The schooner B. D. Pitts, from Charleston,
brings 21 passengers including the crew ol the
Ja. Tracy, a native of Ireland, with hi wife
and 5 children, were among the passengers.
Tracy bad declared his intention to become a
citizen, and owned a small farm, which was con
fiscated because he refused to right against the
flag which be had sworn to protect. He was
seized, tied to a fence with his hands over his
head, and given 500 lashes. His wife was kick
inerwe m 1 racy served in the
ed and otherwise ill used.
Mexican war under Bcott,
The steamer R. R. Cuvler is to be made a pun
New York, April 30. A soldier who
escaped from Charleston, and served during
the fight at Moultrie, says nearly every shot
from Sumter killed somebody. Between
300 and 400 were killed and a large num
ber wounded there during the siege. The
killed were interred at night in tbo Pot
ter's field. Many were also killed in dwel
lings out side the fort. Soldiers were
threatened with death if tbey disclosed tbe
facts about the killed. People are con
stantly inquiring for friends, and are assured
they are at Sullivan's Island. Another who
was at Morris Island, says 150 were killed
there and forty at Sullivan's Island. They
make the same statement relative to the
dead being buried at bight. Tbey also
state that the negroes only want their lead
ers to give the word, when the slaughter
in oe leinoie.
New York, April 30. A special messen
ger sails on the next European steamer to
purcbse half a million dollars worth of arms
for this State.
The Times' special correspondent at Fred
erick Md., says, the direct vote on secession
in tbe House stood 53 against secession and
13 for it. The Senate has published an'
address denying any intention to pass a se
Senator Mason last night made a violent
secession speech. All the Union men are
leaving Eastern Virginia, where heavy dep
redations are made on private property by
an armed rabble. An armed secession
corps has been pounced by a State Judge
illegal and the Sheriff directed to take their
arms from them.
Harrisburgh, April 29th. The Pennsyl
vania Centeral R. R. has given the Gov
ernment frames for new bridges to repair
tnose destroyed on tbe JNortbern Central
U. R. Largo numbers of workmen and
engineers have been quietly concentrated
at York for this purpose. Tbey will be
protected by troops. It is the intention to
guurd every bridge.
At Baltimore, after reaching that city,
tbey will attempt to pass around the city
and reach the Relay House at the Junction
of the Baltimore & Ohio and Washington
Roads. Should this prove successful, lliey
will hold the place permanently.
Philadelphia April 30. Trains run from
Baltimore to Wheeling, but are searched at
Harper's Ferry by secessionists, who are all
along the route.
LAST NIGHT'S REPORT.
Harrisburg, April 30. Gov. Curtain's
message in extra session speaks of unexam
pled promptness and patriotism which the
states have responded to the call of the Pres
deut's call. It snys the slaughter of North
ern troops in Baltimore for pretended of
fense of marching at the call of the Feder
al Government, p?acably on their soil, ad
mittedly in the Union, with the object of
defending the common Capital, imposes
new dunes and responsibilities on the States
and administration. This state of things
canntt be submitted to, whether Maryland
may profess to be loyal to the Union or
otherwise. There can be permitted no hos
tile soil, no obstructed thoroughfares be-
twecu the States undoubtedly loyal and
their national seat of gove nment. There
is reason to hope that the route through
Baltimore may be no longer closed against
the peaceable passage of our people armed
in the service of the Government. But we
must be fully assumed of this uninterrupted
enjoyment of a passage to the Capital by
any and every route ossentiol to the purpos
es of the Government, peacebly if possible,
but by force if necessary. The time for
temporizing and forbearing with rebellion
More companies have been tendered than will
make up the entire complement. The Govern
or communicates the fact that the Banks of the
Commonwealth have voluntariy tendered any
amount of money necessary for the common de-
tense ot t tie general welfare ot the htate and
Nation. The loan of $ 500,000 is not yet ex
hausted, but a much larger sum will be requir
ed. The Legislature has been convened not
only to cemplete the re-orgaiiiuition of the
military laws of the State, but to give the Gov
ernor authority to pledge the faith of the Com
monwealth to borrow snch sums of money as
may be necessary for extraordinary require
ments. In order to protect the border he re
commends the immediate organization of 15
Regiment of Cavalry and Infantry, exclusive
of those called into United States service. He
recommends an act legalizing and authorizing
an appropriation for the families of Volunteers.
He also recommends the passage of a Judiciary
law to prevent the sacrifice of property by for
ced sales in the collection of debts.
Dariusburg, April 30. Chief Justice of
Vermont, was in Richmond on Friday last,
and had a full opportunity of judging of
the cumber of tbo troop there. Ho esti
mated them at 11,000 and believes that
15,000 mora were south of that point in
motion northward. A gentleman holding
an official position in Washington, arrived
here to-day, after one weeks stay in Vir
ginia, ne communicated tbe important
fact that the vote against secesssion in the
secret session of tbe Virginia Convention,
was fully 50, and not 10, as reported. He
got this information from a prominent mem
ber of tbe Convention, wbo dared not make
the statement public. No Virginia paper
dare publish it.
Baltimore, April 30. A despatch from
Frederick says, a gontloman from Washing
ton informs me that Gen. Scott showed him
yesterday the copy of a proclamation to be
isauea immeaiaieiy aecianng paruai raaruai
law in tbe District of Columbia, and over
tbe line of the railroad established by the
Government for national purposes, so far as
to suspend the right of habeas corpus.
It is asserted that tbe Maryland Legisla
ture will not even pass a bill calling a Stats
Convention, but content themselves with
making a calm and dignified appeal to the
Washington. April 80. Senator Hunter
W. C. Rives, W. D. Preston, Judges Csra-
den and Breckenbrough have been appointed
by tbe v lrgtnia uonvenuon delegates to tbe
Uen. Harney bas been released by the
Governor of Virginia. This is a matter of
indifference to the Administration. He has
arrived in Washington.
The Virginia Convention has passed an
oidinance establishing the navy of Virginia,
and authorizing the Banks to issue ono and
two dollar notes.
Tbo light houses at Capes Henry and
Charles show no light.
Philadelphia, April 30th. A large number of
Raltimorians, who wore driven from their homes
by the mob, have returned to that City with
their families, the Union element being restored
New York, April 30th. Forts Madison and
Nonsense, near Annapolis, are occupied by our
troops. The National intelligencer says both
Housss ot the Maryland Legislature passed res
olutions nOirming the right of the General Gov
ernment to inarch troops through Maryland
without hindrance to defend Washington.
Correspondence from the South represent that
North Carolina will go out of the Union by ac
clamation. The Virginians are removing all the machine
ry from Harper's Ferry to Richmond.
Bishop Onderdonk died this a. m ., aged 70.
A sH'cial dispatch to the Post, says the pres
ence of Sherman's Battery at Elkton, Earyland,
changed the Community from Secessionists to
Union men. Troops are concentrating around
Baltimore. Troops are already in Western Vir
ginia, und a force of Federai troops will soon be
posted at Frederick. Gov. Letcher has been no
li tied that any approach of Confederate troops
towards Washington will be the signal for an
instant attack on Richmond and Norfolk.
Washington despatches to the Commercial,
says a Union Convention will be held in Wheel
ing, May 13th, composed of Delegates from
Western Virginia. The Secessionists will at-
tempt to conciliate them by granting the de
mand to tax slave prope rty.
Chicugo, April 30th. The Evening Journal
learns from a Gentleman just returned from Mis
' sissippi, that in many parts of that State actual
famine preuails. People are suffering for want
of enough to eat. Corn, which is the chief ar
! of food is very scarce in towns and throughout
the country. At one fetation were 200 sacks,
and that was the only corn in that locality.
There is but little money. Those able to leave
are fleeing tho country to escape starvation.
New York, April 30th. The Chesapeake re
turned from Fort Monroe, after landing 3,800
Frederick, Maryland 30th. The Governor
scut a message to the Legislature enclosing a
memorial from citizens of Washington and
Frederick counties nrotestine aniinst the ricbt
of soldiers from Virginia invading the soifof
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jnaryuina, ana outraging uie leeiings 01 me
people by searching privato dwellings. The
Governor disclaims giving Virginia such right;
request Legislature to act on it, and to provide
for raising troops sufficient for any emergency.
A company of Flying Artillery, from Cold
Water, Michigan, havinv a Battery of four guns,
and fuil complement of men and horses, arrived
here to-night, having been accepted by the War
Department in addition to the Michigan quota.
The horses of this company are all contribu
tions from the people of Cold Water and vicini
ty, and are pronounced the finest collection ever
exhibited here. All Railroad companies in that
State transport troops free of charge.
Trenton, New Jersey, April 30th. The Gov
ernor's message to the Legislature recommends
a loan of $2,000,000 ar7 per cent. Also, to pur
chase arms an munitions of War; raising four
Regiments for service, subject to the call of the
Government. Also to fortify the Soutnern
boundaries of the State.
Washington, April 30th. Col. Ripley bas
been appointed to the head of Ordinance Beau
reau in place of Craig ordered on other duty.
Detroit, April 80 Propeller Winona
having on board Artillery company lately
stationed at Macinao passed here for Buffa
lo to-day. Tbe two regiments of State vol
unteers authorised by Legislature last win
ter are now full and quartered in this city,
ready to be mustered into service. Tbe
Legislature will meet next Tuesday. It is
believed they will authorize a loan of two
Independence, Mo., April 30. Company
of 05 men over 45 years of age organized
to-day, armed and equipped with all nec
essaries of warfare.
St Louis, April 30. Junior editor Mem
phis Avalanche, just from Mobile, says it is
not the intention of the confederate forces
to attack Fort Pickens at present, unless
provoked by aggressive movements on tb
part of the garrison.
Pensacola correspondent Mobile Adver
tiser makes about the same statement. '
Special despatch to Journal says, Lafay
ette county appropriated (30,000 to arm
tbe county, conditioned upon the Legislature
legalizing the act.
Col. Alvord, agent of overland mail route
made arrangement to start daily stage or
more if necessary, from St. Joseph. Mail
from St. Louis taken north on Missouri,
Hannibal & St. Joseph railroad to latter
point. This arrangement is predicated
however upon fact Missouri does not secede.