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icans actually seemed to think war, horrid war, was about to bristle in our midst. The real facts of the case we took pains to ascertain. It seems that the United States has for some time past been constructing a couple of forts--one at Ship Island, below New Orleans, on the east side of the Mississippi, and the other at Galveston, Texas. These forts are now ready for the reception of the ordnance. Secretary Floyd has ordered a number of eight and two inch Columbiads, and some eighteenur leading citizens, Democrats as well as Republicans, making inquiries regarding this matter, and a public meeting in regard thereto was talked of. The following are the numbers and weight of the guns ordered to be sent. For the Fort on Ship Island: 24 10-inch Columbiads15,200 lbs. Each319,200 lbs. 24 8-inch Columbiads9,210 lbs. Each194,040 lbs. 4 32-pounder iron guns7,250 lbs. Each29,000 lbs. total542,240 lbs. for the Fort in Galveston harbor, Texas. 23 10-inch Col