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emselves to the Mayor, who accepted their services and made arrangements to call upon them if necessary. On motion, Messrs. Willsee, Kirby, and [Patterson were appointed a committee to appoint a committee in each ward, whose duty it shall be to attend to the enlisting of volunteers to defend the city. A committee of three from each ward (fifty-one in all) was then appointed, and the following call was issued: "The citizens of the different wards will please meet this evening, July 17, at the usual place of meeting, for the purpose of organizing home guard companies." Yesterday evening about seven o'clock flames were discovered issuing from the rear of the Shakespeare House, a small one-story frame shanty fronting on Culvert street, and the flames rapidly spreading soon gained possession of the whole cluster of little houses, consisting altogether of five tenements. The conflagration was speedily checked, however, by the activity of the Fire Department, company No.