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en to Paducah. The war feeling was high at Nashville, and several companies were drilling day and night. A twenty-four pounder and a considerable number of troops were stationed at Columbus, Ky. The town was carefully guarded and all strangers closely watched, as the people feared an attack from the Cairo forces — The steamer Julius H. Smith had slipped by Cairo and landed 450 Colt's rifles. A body of New Jersey volunteers, numbering 780 men, left Trenton for Washington on the 1st inst. The following incident of their experience near Trenton is related: Great indignation is shown by the First Regiment, Essex Brigade, with the wretched food furnished them by a Newark man, with whom they contracted for provisions during their stay here, at Camp Olden, and several companies kicked over the tables, broke the dishes, and came into the town to get dinner at the hotels and restaurants. With regard to Massachusetts affairs we learn from Boston that-- There is
States now acting in hostility to the Government, to assemble at Montgomery, there to confer with the rebel Government upon the momentous issues before them. The conservative portion of the people in Richmond are in favor of an armistice, in order that some peaceful settlement of the difficulty may be arrived at, and several leading men from Virginia, Maryland, Kentucky and Tennessee, it is said, are actively exerting themselves to bring it about.-- The Virginia Legislature adjourned on the 1st inst., until the 12th of June, by which time it was expected that the returns of the popular vote on the Ordinance of Secession would be received. The Governor, meantime, is authorized to call the Legislature together at any time during the recess. It was stated upon reliable authority in Washington yesterday that there are only 1,500 Virginians at Harper's Ferry, and that they are not half armed, and very short of provisions. A deputation of Kentucky gentlemen waited on the Presi