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and Capt. Farragut, of the Norfolk Navy, to California. He determined, we hear, to take sides with neither, and so departed to a quiet position. He that is not for us is against us, and he that gathers not with us scatters abroad. The positions of Scott, Pendergrast, Dillard, et id omne genus, though regretful in the estimation of all true friends of the South, are but specks upon our otherwise bright horizon. We hear that Baylor, of Norfolk, son of our former Sheriff, is an officer at Old Point, and declines to resign, though urged to do so by his friends. But all such instances of a preference for what is deemed the stronger power are not to be dwelt upon. The power opposed to us cannot subdue us. Our cause is just. We are doubly armed. It is a contest for our individual liberty — and notwithstanding the gigantic efforts making at the North, and the united action of a people where, we were told, there existed a conservative element — an element in favor of the South, hea
e sets, all of them,) will do good duty in protecting our sea coast, from Willoughby's Point opposite Fortress Monroe, all the way down to Cape Henry, and below. Three steamers with a brig in tow were reported as going up the bay last night. They were supposed to be bound for Annapolis, with troops. With the exception of the Cumberland, there are no steamers or vessels of any kind either in Hampton Roads or the bay this morning. There were at 5 o'clock this morning, on the wharf at Old point, about three or four hundred barrels of beef or pork. The steamer Chesapeake was at the wharf, but it could not be ascertained whether she was landing or taking on board the barrels. The Relief Fund for the benefit of families, whose heads have been, or may be, called into service, has met with the most generous subscriptions. James H. Behan, Esq., headed the list with $500--others have and will do the same. North Carolina notes of one, two, three, and four dollars are freely c
ssembly will place the State upon a war footing at present, and establish a reserve guard of 10,000 men. New York, April 24. --The steamer Daylight is to sail with 250 recruits and volunteers. The steamer Montgomery sailed this morning with the artillery of the eighth regiment. The steamer Huntsville is being fitted into a gunboat. The Monticello has taken ten-inch swivels on board, and is expected to sail this evening. The Chesapeake sailed yesterday with provisions for Old Point Comfort. The Parkersburg has sailed with the twenty-fifth regiment. The eighth, thirteenth, twenty-eighth, and sixty-ninth regiments, nearly 3,000 strong, embarked yesterday afternoon for Annapolis, on the steamers Marion, Alabama and James Adger. Van Buren, April 24. --The Van Buren Press newspaper, the leading Union newspaper in Western Arkansas, to-day hoisted the Confederate flag over its office. The United States troops at Fort Smith evacuated the post last night, an
The Captures at Old Point. --It appears that the schooner G. M. Smith, reported yesterday as having been seized Wednesday, by order of Flag-officer Pendergrast, had left N. York for Wilmington, N. C., on the 2d April with an assorted cargo, including a lot of gun carriages, for citizens of North Carolina, and put into the Elizabeth River on the 24th, short of provisions, &c. She hoisted a signal of distress and the steam-tug Young America, belonging to Messrs. Baker, started to her relief from Norfolk. A large launch carrying a swivel, was also sent to her from the U. S. ship Cumberland, the flag-ship of Com. Pendergrast, then lying off Hampton bar. A shot was fired across the Young America from the launch, and afterwards one from the Cumberland, which struck the tug on her bow. Both vessels were then captured. The plea of Com. Pendergrast for this unlawful seizure of the private property of citizens of two States (one of which has taken, as yet, no official steps tow