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he offices of the Day Book and Journal of Commerce were also visited with the same result. The Daily News was next visited, and the same demand made. The crowd is rapidly increasing. Toronto,April 15.--The war news was received with general and deep interest here.--Great surprise was manifested that there was so much fighting and no loss of life. To Englishmen it is incomprehensible, and the impression prevails that the accounts received are wide of the truth in many respects. President Lincoln's decisive policy is generally applauded. Detroit,April 16.--At an informal meeting of citizens to-day, at which Gov. Blair was present, it was resolved, in order to expedite the equipment of troops required from Michigan, to raise $100,000 by private subscription. A large portion of the amount was subscribed on the spot, and the balance will be raised immediately. Gen. Cass responded liberally. Annapolis,April, 17.--The practice ship Constitution was fully armed this eveni
scertained. They were kindled for the purpose of aiding the men at the batteries in detecting the launches which it was confidently believed would attempt to carry succor to the gallant commandant of the hostile fortress. The fat fagots were piled high by the brave men to whom this dangerous duty was assigned. The red glare illumined the darkness for miles around, and had the barges dared to make the passage, the grape and round shot from our batteries would have caused the servants of Mr. Lincoln to comprehend too late the character of the enterprise. The dark forms of no armed craft were seen in the light of the watch-fires, but that their modern sides were not penetrated by the balls which awaited the order for their mission of destruction, does not diminish the importance of the service rendered by the intrepid spirits in the fire-ships. They performed the dangerous duty well and faithfully. Through the live-long night they fed the flames, and kept watch for the expected
Worthy of notice. --The Montgomery Confederation, of the 14th inst., makes the following announcement: The Hon. James A. Bayard, U. S. Senator from the State of Delaware, is sojourning in our city. It is whispered around that this distinguished gentleman has visited the South, preparatory to making a great effort to rid the people in his own State from the Black Republican yoke. Mr. Bullock, of Kentucky, nephew of Senator Breckinridge, and Mr. Todd, also of Kentucky, and brother to Mrs. Lincoln, are also in our city. The latter gentleman, we understand, has visited this city for the purpose of offering his services to the President of the Confederate States; and although old Abe is his brother-in-law, he is notwithstanding the more willing to join our own forces in a crusade against the Black Republican power. Patriotism is not at a discount in Kentucky.
Secession of Virginia. The announcement that the Convention of Virginia had passed an Ordinance of Secession was received with the most universal and profound satisfaction. There are no longer in Virginia two parties. The Union men and the Secessionists are arrayed in a solid band of brotherhood under the Flag of Virginia.--The only rivalry is which shall do and suffer most in defence of our common honor against the monstrous despotism at Washington.--Lincoln's Proclamation has accomplished the union of all parties in Virginia and the South. The Ordinance of Secession is the answer of the Convention to that Proclamation, and the action of the Convention is but the echo of the People's Will. The old Union, for which our fathers fought and bled, has been willfully sacrificed by a Black Republican despot, and he now seeks to wrench from us our Liberty and Independence. Virginia, which led the van in the war of 76, now meets him on the threshold. She has been slow to act,
t, except under compulsion and for self-defence. It is not pretended that the South has committed any act of war except to seize upon forts and arms within its boundaries provided for its defence. The most flagrant of all her acts has been the taking of Sumter by Charleston, of her own fort by South Carolina. The head and front of her offending hath this extent, no more. It is for this imputed crime that the North has taken up arms. It is for this act of alleged "insurrection" that Lincoln calls out seventy-five thousand men. It is for this measure of self-defence, taken while a fleet and army were threatening invasion, that the Northern President assumes a power of making war upon the States, which was expressly refused to be granted in the Constitution under which he exercises authority, and which was declined to be granted even by the late subservient Congress in killing the Force bill, which was before that body for this very purpose. Such is the crime imputed, such the
The survey schooner. It is a curious fact that whilst Virginia has vataly endeavored for about thirty years to induce the General Government to make a survey of James River, that work is begun on the eve of secession. It has become suddenly important that the shoals, bars, rocks, &c., of James River, especially in the immediate vicinity of Richmond, should be known to the Government. Of course, the meaning of all this is plain enough. Almost from the moment of Lincoln's inauguration, it has been intended to strike a blow at Richmond, and cut off the ures to which the South looks for the supply of its arms. But nothing is caster than to defind such a river as the James and the York, if timely defences are created. Richmond can be made impregnable against any attack by water, and, if we go to work at once, by land also. But there is not a minute to lose, and every moment of time is more precious than gold.
An English Journal on Lincoln. The London Examiner, which is said to be one of the ablest, as well as the sharpest and shrewdest, journals published in the metropolis of Great Britain, commenting upon the course and policy of Mr. Lincoln, says, with great point: "There is a bird which is said to provide for its safety byMr. Lincoln, says, with great point: "There is a bird which is said to provide for its safety by putting its head into a hole, so as not to see its, enemy. A bird of this feather is President Lincoln. His method of dealing with a great evil is not to see it, and to deny its existence. The Union is intact — the Union is unbroken, because it is theoretically indissoluble. No State can have seceded from it, because no State President Lincoln. His method of dealing with a great evil is not to see it, and to deny its existence. The Union is intact — the Union is unbroken, because it is theoretically indissoluble. No State can have seceded from it, because no State has the right to secede, and consequently the Union exists, and must forever exist, in all its integrity. There is no Southern Confederacy--it is a mere name — a titular pretension, no reality.--'We are seven,' persists the child in Words-worth's poem, the death of two of the number not disturbing the idea fixed in the affections.<
The spirit of the men in power. The worst days of the French revolution never exhibited a more demoniac spirit than that which animates the Cabinet at Washington. The following is from their organ, the " National Republican," at Washington: "Fort Pickens is already reinforced, and while the arrogant and inflated leaders at Montgomery are dreaming of an advance upon the capital, the sands are well nigh run out of their career of which every day is only one step towards exit, or the gallows." If all the rules of civilized warfare are to be discarded, it is time that we should know it. If the Southern leaders are to be hung when you catch them, the Northern leaders will be hung. If Jeff. Davis and his associates are threatened with the rope, let Abe Lincoln and his Cabinet look out for their own necks.
Massachusetts troops ordered to Virginia. We know no greater outrage that Lincoln could offer Virginia than to order a regiment of Massachusetts soldiers to Fort Monroe.--We are sorry that the people of Virginia are not better prepared to give them a reception according to their deserts. But if they are patient, we will hurry up as quickly as possible such an entertainment as is eminently due these distinguished visitors. If they do not one and all fill a "bloody grave" upon this soil, we much mistake the temper of the Virginia people.
Virginia, having a drop of Virginia blood in his veins, who would aid and abet a section and a sectional President in reducing to subjugation his section and blood? I have just seen another dispatch from an honored member of the Convention, saying there is a clear majority for secession. I shall hope, in a few hours, to throw up my old beaver in good earnest; but I will not do as a Virginian has just told me he intended to do, get drunk. You can see now how much honor there is in Lincoln and his party. He has violated a positive pledge to our Government, in reinforcing Pickens, and puts it on the plea that everything is honorable in war. The simple truth is, the whole Northern body are a deluded fanatical people, and, for the most part, lack in a great degree, in an eminent degree, that open, candid and honest dealing that obtains amongst gentlemen. I see it stated in the Enquirer that Gen. Scott is about to resign. He better had. I think it likely now that the
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