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War Items. --The New York Day Book, of the 21st inst., furnishes the following summary: When Napoleon marched on Russia he led a field army of nearly 300,000 men; but he learned a lesson which caused him to say that "no people who are attached to their institutions and their homes can ever be conquered." The Ogdensburg Democrat says that "a valiant Republican of Pierpont cut off two toes to avoid being called out in the State militia." A Republican exchange says, "the action of the North is still onward. " It looks to us very much as though the action of the North was re-action. An exchange asks the momentous question, "where do we stand?" Well, we should say that, financially and nationally, we are standing very nearly on the flat of our back. The Polo Advertiser, Ill., learns from "reliable authority" that "a pretty and modest young girl has attached herself to Wilson's Zonave Regiment, in New York, as a hospital nurse." In Maine it appears that
The following resolutions were introduced in the Convention of North Carolina, by Hon. Mr. Leake, of Richmond, on the 21st inst., and unanimously passed: Resolved, That this Convention appreciates the spirit which influenced her gallant sister, South Carolina, in sending a Commissioner to this body, and desires to express its gratification and pride in giving a response by its Ordinance, which it full well known will be received with a gratification only equalled by the patriotic feeling with which it is expressed. Resolved, That this body takes pleasure in expressing its high consideration of the distinguished gentleman, the Hon. Franklin J. Moses, honored by his State with this high commission, and begs leave to express its gratification at the energy and ability with which he has executed the trust confided to him.
A noble contribution. --The Board of Directors of the Central Railroad Company of Georgia passed the following resolutions on the 21st inst.: Resolved, That this company will contribute the sum of one thousand dollars in cash, and one hundred dollars per month, during the continuance of the war, toward a fund to be raised for the benefit of the families of those persons belonging to Savannah who have volunteered, or who may volunteer, to serve in the army. Resolved, That the President be, and he is hereby, instructed to make this subscription, and to pay the amount so soon as a committee shall be appointed by the City Council of Savannah to take charge of and distribute the fund.
The Arkansas Convention has adopted an ordinance creating a Military Board, to consist of the Governor and two advisers, whose duty it shall be to consult together in all matters appertaining to the general defence of the State. Caleb Cushing (says a correspondent of the Springfield Republican,) has failed in business. Years ago he was concerned with Robert Rantoul in extensive speculations at the West, and it is on account of these, as I understand, that he is at last obliged to succumb. Several loads of Black Republican documents, seized in Lynchburg by Superintendent Gill, were publicly burnt in that city on Thursday. The annual session of the National Division, Sons of Temperance, fixed to assemble in Nashville in June, 1861, will not be held. The steamers Sovereign, Dr. Kane, and Prince of Wales, are now detained at Memphis under instructions from Gen. Pillow. Mr. John Hagey, an old resident of Nashville, Tenn., died on the 21st inst.