, for the purpose of raising a volunteer company.--About 12 o'clock M., the people assembled at the Baptist Church for the purpose of organizing, electing officers, &c. The meeting was called to order, and the object of the same explained by B. F. Garrett, Esq., and opened with prayer by the Rev. Jno. T. Clark.
The following officers were unanimously elected: Dr. Jno. C. Coleman, Captain; Capt. A. Frank Rice, 1st Lieutenant; Capt. Thomas Watkins, 2d do.; Jno. M. Cole, 1st Sergeant; W. Richard Paris, 2d do.; Jas. B. Carden, 3d do.; Geo. M. Moon, 4th do.; Silas R. Bostick, 1st Corporal; J. J. Cole, 2d do.; Thomas L. Roberts, 3d do.; John L. Burnes, 4th do.
Sixty brave and patriotic sons of the South responded to the call, and no doubt our company will number one hundred in a few days.
Our Captain leaves for Richmond to-day, for the purpose of procuring arms and uniforms.
Our company is now anxiously awaiting a call, and will no doubt gladly respond. A Member.
to persuade Col. Lee to lend them the weight of his talents and military skill.
But in vain.
Neither official rank, nor promises of pecuniary emolument could move him.
Gen. Scott went to Lincoln with tears in his eyes, and implored him not to issue his Proclamation.
Nearly every member of the Cabinet opposed it, also.
The President declares that he wrote it himself.
We are told by old Washingtonians, that at this time the press of Washington is as completely muzzled as that of Paris is by Louis Napoleon.
They dare not publish anything reflecting upon the Lincoln Government, which is fast assuming the shape of a military despotism.
Outrages are committed by the soldiery, which never are seen in print.
Private property is taken for the use of Government, citizens threatened by rabid Republicans with the direst vengeance, and others ordered to leave the city — no free man dares now to express an opinion.
The city is in the greatest excitement and consternation, the
in the Chamber of Deputies at Turin on Saturday.
There were no signs of approval or disapprobation elicited from the Chambers.
Lord Clyde has reached Paris, it was supposed, on an official mission.
Lord Elgin has arrived in England.
Very warlike rumors continued to prevail at Paris.
Among others, it was stated that 60,000 troops had been suddenly ordered to Marseilles, and that France was about to declare her intention of prolonging indefinitely the occupation of Syria.
Paris letters say that war was regarded by many as inevitable.
Lord John Russell said that France, Sweden, Russia and England were agreed on the Holstein question, and hope for a peaceable solution.
Lord John Russell said that the Government had received a copy of the new American tariff, and promised to lay it on the table.
It is said that sharp notes are exchanged almost daily between France and England in regard to the Syrian occupation.
These reports need confirmation, but had