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ated by the couplet of the spider and the fly. If Virginia got into such a Convention, she would never get out again. It would not do for Virginia to told her arms in slumber — she must do something. The probable evacuation of Fort Sumter was here touched upon, and he spoke of his efforts with President Buchanan in that direction. He thought the proceeding commendable in Lincoln, even though the necessity was forced upon him. He wished that the same policy might be pursued in regard to Fort Pickens, and that the Southern Confederacy might be recognized, in order to save the fragments of the Union. But events portended that something else was in contemplation, and it would not do for Virginia to rest idly under a delusion. All eyes were now turned towards her. If chicanery or cajolery were practiced, it would be well for her to look to it with suspicion; if it were found necessary to increase the garrison at Fortress Monroe, it would be well for her to look to it, and prepare for a
Federal troops at Pensacola. --It was stated in the Convention this morning, by Hon. John Cochran, of Barbour, who had probably received a dispatch to that effect, that there are now concentrated at Pensacola six United States war vessels, with about 1,500 troops on board, ready to assist Lieut. Slemmer in the defence of Fort Pickens, should an attack be made upon it. --Mont. (Ala.) Advertiser, 9th.
Fort Sumter. The Washington correspondent of the New York Tribune, whose editor, Mr. Greeley, now divides with the conservative Seward, (author of the "irrepressible conflict,") the confidence of the Executive, insists that "the reason of the surrender of Fort Sumter must not be misunderstood." It is done wholly because it cannot now be reinforced before the supplies of the garrison are exhausted. The writer adds, "that the rumors about Fort Pickens being given up are entirely unfounded.--This fortress can be reinforced, and it will be. An extra session of Congress is likely to be soon called to supply the omission of the last, and enable the Administration to assert the authority of the Government. The policy will probably be to repeal the laws making ports of the seceding States ports of foreign entry, and to station national vessels thereat to prevent foreign importations." The Tribune anticipates a howl of triumph from the Secessionists, but insists that the alleged wi
Munitions of war. --1,800 kegs of powder, weighing 55,800 pounds; 120 10-inch shells, 10,680 pounds; 152 9- inch ditto, 13,162 pounds; 60 mortar-shells, 5,340 pounds, and 60 Columbiads, weighing 8,000 pounds, arrived by the Richmond freight yesterday, and were conveyed to the Southern depot. As to what disposition will be made of the missiles is yet to be learned. Fort Sumter has been evacuated, but Fort Pickens "ain't."--Petersburg (Va.) Intelligencer.
Fort Brown stood a siege which has no parallel in history. For many days some six forts, commanding all the sides, front and rear, poured into the fort shot and shell; at night the very heavens were illuminated by the fuses of the destructive missiles. There were no bomb-proof chambers; it was simply an open enclosure of perhaps an acre of ground. The small number of men left for its defence under Major Brown was its protection (a hint, perhaps, suggesting comfort for our soldiers in Forts Pickens and Sumter) for there were not many people to be killed, and as our soldiers had no powder or ball to reply with, all they could do was to look out for their safety. "To accomplish this, the men dug what they termed gopher holes," the sentinels on the walls of the fort as they noticed a flash, would cry out from which battery might be expected a shell, and the men on the moment would run into the gopher hole that protected them from the battery named by the sentinel. Sometimes the