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l the Southwestern States will concur in the propriety of perpetuating the policy of river blockade, which has been inaugurated just at the right time for us.--The States above us cannot reasonably complain that the navigation of the Mississippi river is not free to them, when they have been the first to interrupt it; and they must expect that the example they have set us will be followed by the South renewing the blockade as soon as it shall be suspended by them. The same paper says: The steamer H. D. Mears arrived yesterday afternoon from Vicksburg, having on board tour military companies from Arkansas, as follows: Etonia Guards, Capt. Martin, from Pulaski county, numbering 70 men; Crockett Guards, Capt. Crockett, Arkansas county, numbering 116 men; DeWitt Guards, Capt. Quartermans, Arkansas county, numbering 70 men; Monticello Guards, Capt. Jackson, Drew county, numbering 103 men. These companies make a handsome and imposing appearance, and are en route for Lynchburg.
Smooth bore muskets-old Virginia rifle and Sabre. It is the opinion of many experienced officers of the regular service that the smooth bore musket is a better weapon for volunteers than the rifled musket. This is said to have been the opinion also of Gen. Jackson, who was something of a judge of guns. Although its range is less, and its accuracy when firing at small objects is not so great as a rifled musket in the hands of a good rifle shot, yet, in firing at masses at ordinary range and with unpracticed troops, it is more efficient, in as much as it can be loaded with more rapidity, does not foul, carries both ball and buckshot, and is not so delicate and so liable to get out of order as the Minnie musket. The old Virginia rifle, which has been cast into the shade of late by what are called "improved arms," has been found to be identical with the new English rifle which is so highly approved in Europe. After all the progress made in weapons of destruction, there is non
The traitors in Council. Wheeling,May 13.--The city has been wild with excitement all day. The Federal flag is flying from all the principal buildings in town. The Convention [of traitors] met at 11 o'clock; and after appointing a Committee on Credentials, adjourned till 3 P. M. On re-assembling, the Committee reported favorably on the admission of delegates from twenty-five counties. Permanent officers were appointed, and a Committee on State and Federal Relations. A discussion took place between Gen. John J. Jackson, of Wood, and John S. Carlile. The former thought a division of the State premature; but Carlile said we must have immediate and prompt action. We want, said he, no paper resolves. The Convention adjourned until to-morrow. The ceremony of hoisting the National flag over the Custom-House was imposing. Thousands of people gathered about the building. National airs were sung, and speeches made by Carlile and others.