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come forward and offered their services. And this is not all. Those who are able to do so, contribute money; one man, I hear, has given as much as $200 to aid in defraying their expenses. An agent has been sent to North Carolina to contract with Gov. Ellis for the purchase of arms for the use of the new companies now forming in our city. North Carolina having recently seized a large quantity of firearms she will, of course, spare us a portion of them. Capt. H. H. Cocke, of Prince George county, has resigned his position in the U. S. Navy, and accepted a place in the Navy of Virginia. He is stationed for the present on James River. The Home Guard, Capt. D. G. Potts, now number nearly 200 strong, able-bodied men. Each day they parade, they appear with fuller ranks than before. It is really a fine-looking company, and with but one drawback — the members are allowed to arm themselves as they please, and the dissimilarity in their weapons, is striking but uncouth. A
fanatics of the North, and are therefore wisely taking measures for protection. The commissioners of Talbot county have appropriated $20,000 to arm the people, and a similar appropriation has been recommended in Dorchester county. The citizens of Cambridge have held a meeting, at which Judge Spence presided, and adopted measures to form a "Home Guard," to act as a military police. Judge Spence has adjourned the Circuit Court of the county until the prevailing excitement subsides. Prince George's county, on the Western Shore, has also made an appropriation of $25,000. The following is from the Baltimore American: Destruction of the Bush River bridge by fire. We announced yesterday that workmen were engaged in repairing Bush River bridge, with the intention of opening mail communication and travel with Philadelphia. The work was so far completed as to promise the passage of trains over it to-day. During the past night, however, a party of men having saturated it with