Last night a mob from Baltimore, lying in wait for the train from Philadelphia, at Canton, fired a pistol at the engineer, who stopped the train. The crowd, compelling the passengers to leave the cars, occupied the train, and forced the engineer to take them back to Gunpowder Bridge. There the train was stopped, and the crowd set fire to the draw of the bridge and waited till that portion was burned; returning to Bush River Bridge, the draw was likewise burned. The mob then returned to Canton Bridge and burned that. The train then conveyed the mob to the President-street station.--Philadelphia Press.
The Charleston Courier of to-day contains an account of the damage done by Fort Sumter to Fort Moultrie and the surrounding property. It says the fire was “terribly destructive, and, when viewed in connection with the fact that no life was lost, is the most extraordinary case ever recorded in history.” --(Doc. 73.)
A Mass meeting of citizens in support of the Union, the Constitution and the Government, was held in Union Square, New York City. It was called by leading citizens without distinction of party.--(Doc. 73 1/2.)
John C. Breckenridge, Ex-Vice-President, addressed a large audience at Louisville, Ky., this afternoon, denouncing President Lincoln's proclamation as illegal, and saying that he could not make his 75,000 men efficient until after the meeting of Congress. He proposed that Kentucky present herself to Congress on the Fourth of July through her Senators and Representatives, and protest against the settlement of the present difficulties of the country by the sword — meanwhile that Kentucky call a State Convention to aid her Congressmen in presenting such a protest. Should that fail, however, it was the duty and the interest of Kentucky to unite her fortunes with the South.--N. Y. Times, April 22.
The Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts militia landed at Fortress Monroe, Va., from the steamer State of Maine.--(Doc. 74.)--J. B. B. in the N. Y. Times, April 22.
The citizens of Taunton, Mass., presented Major Robert Anderson a sword, “as an expression of their admiration of his courage, loyalty, and devotion to the country.” The presentation was made by Capt. W. C. Levering at the Brevoort House in New York.--Tribune, April 22.
Union meetings were held at Schenectady, Hudson, Utica, Waverley, and Dunkirk, N. Y; Stockbridge. Mass.; Bridgeport, Conn.; Springfield and Chicago, Ill. During the proceedings at Chicago, at the suggestion of Judge Mannierre, the whole audience raised their right hands and took the oath of allegiance to the Union, repeating the oath after the Judge.--Detroit Free Press.
A Southern merchant writes to a correspondent in New York:
The St. Nicholas, a steamer plying between Washington and Baltimore, was seized at the former place this morning for prudential purposes.--National Intelligencer.
Hiram Sibley, President of the Western Union, and T. R. Walker, President, and J. D. Reid, Superintendent of the New York, Albany and Buffalo Telegraph Companies, issued orders that no messages, ordering arms or munitions of war, will be received by their companies unless  for the defence of the Government of the United States, and endorsed by the Mayor of the City from which it proceeds. Messages in cypher, excepting despatches from the Press of the U. S. officers of the Government, will be refused. The Toronto Globe of this morning has a long article on the relations between England and the United States, advocating a sincere and firm alliance, forgetting all past differences, and says that the North has a just cause; that the permanent good will of the American people is worth striving for, and hopes to see the rebellion put down and the traitors dealt with as they deserve.--Louisville Democrat, April 21.