crew, went ashore and cut down a secession flag which was flying on the shore, and brought it to Cairo.
No attempt was made to prevent their taking the flag.
Passengers, who have arrived from Columbus since the City of Alton left, say, that great excitement prevailed among the citizens, and that locomotives and cars were immediately despatched to Union city to convey rebel troops to Columbus.
No rebel troops were seen by the excursionists between Cairo and Columbus.--Louisville Courier, June 15.
Governor Jackson of Missouri issued a proclamation rehearsing the so-called grievances inflicted by the Federal Government, which, he said, were designed to reduce Missouri to the same condition as Maryland.
He accused the Federal authorities of fostering the inauguration of revolution and civil war for the overthrow of the State Government, and called 50,000 State militia into active service for the protection of the lives, liberty, and property of the citizens.--(Doc. 247）