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The seizure of Western steamers. --The seizure of the steamer C. E. Hillman, at Cairo, with $175,000 worth of ammunition, destined for Memphis, has been noticed. The Memphis people will retaliate by every possible means within their reach. The Memphis Bulletin gives the particulars of an occurrence consequent upon the seizure: Shortly after, a dispatch was received from Helena, announcing that the steamer Westmoreland, owned at Cincinnati, had refused to obey a summons to come to at Napoleon, from which it was inferred that she had guns and ammunition aboard. Forth with the Mayor made arrangements to have the Westmoreland stopped at Randolph, but before the force detailed for the service could get off, the Westmoreland came up and landed at the Eclipse wharf-boat. The Mayor boarded her, examined her manifest, found her cargo to consist principally of rosin, sugar and molasses, and finally, with the approval of a number of citizens, concluded to hold the boat here to awa
From Cairo. Everything from this point now possesses interest. The following is from the Memphis Bulletiteamer Swallow hailed his boat about four miles from Cairo, and asked him to land at that point, He told them t he had intended doing so in any event. On reaching Cairo, the commanding officers came aboard, examined his ce this powder and guns had gone to. The commander at Cairo says he has no instructions to touch anything on boain war. There are said to be about 2,000 men at Cairo, and the number is increased by every train. The oave conversed with a gentleman who spent two days at Cairo. He says Colonel Prentice, the commander at Cairo, Cairo, is kept perfectly posted as to the cargo of every boat leaving St. Louis for the South, and hence it is impossi destined for the Ohio river has yet been stopped at Cairo. Even boats for Louisville are permitted to pass wil be captured. There are about 2,500 men already at Cairo, and the Chicago Zouaves are said to be watching bri