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Jan. 24.

The Charleston Mercury continues [16] the publication of anonymous incendiary appeals, intended to stir up the people to an attack on Fort Sumter. One, headed “Fort Sumter, the bastion of the Federal Union,” concludes with these words:

No longer hoping for concessions, let us be ready for war, and when we have driven every foreign soldier from our shores, then let us take our place in the glorious Republic the future promises us. Border southern States will never join us until we have indicated our power to free ourselves — until we have proven that a garrison of seventy men cannot hold the portal of our commerce. The fate of the Southern Confederacy hangs by the ensign halliards of Fort Sumter.

The Toronto Leader, the Government paper of Canada, this morning says it is in a position to announce in the most positive terms that it is the intention of the English Government to acknowledge the independence of the Southern Confederacy as soon as it is formed.

The London Times, in an article on the disunion movement in America, asserts that the United States cannot “for many years be to the world what they have been.” --(Doc. 25.)

An effort was made by the New York police to seize a quantity of fire-arms which were known to be shipped on board the steamer Montgomery. While the officers were searching on board for the arms, the captain ordered the vessel's fasts to be cut, and she steamed away from the pier, scarcely giving the policemen time to jump ashore. The five hundred muskets found on board the schooner Caspian were returned to the captain, the authorities being satisfied that the vessel was bound to Carthagena.--Chicago Tribune.

The United States arsenal at Augusta, Ga., was surrendered to the State authorities, upon the demand of Governor Brown.--Baltimore Sun, Jan. 25.

The Catawba Indians of South Carolina offered their services to Governor Pickens, and were accepted.--Times, Jan. 25.

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