,April 17.--The recruiting and enlistment of volunteers is proceeding here steadily.
Five thousand men are already enrolled here, which is more than the quota required from Philadelphia
Besides this, those exempt by age from military duty are forming companies of reserve guards for the protection of the city.
Intelligence from Harrisburg
states that more than ten thousand men have already been accepted.
has declared himself for sustaining the Government
at all hazards.
The ladies have determined to testify their patriotism by wearing a rosette of ‘"red
,April 17.--Thirty-five boxes of guns from Parkersburg
were seized to-day on steamers destined for Little Rock, Ark.
, and Memphis
A large shipment of powder has also been stopped.
A shipment of bacon for Charleston
was also disembarked, and owners of boats have been notified to take no munitions or provisions South.
The police, in boats, search every passing steamer.
All the volunteer companies here are filled, and more are offering than can be accepted.-- Three companies start to-night to rendezvous at Columbus
Five hundred troops are in readiness at Newport Barracks.
The work of enlistment is progressing rapidly.
New York,April 17.--There is great excitement here to-day.
A mob of some five thousand people gathered before the Express
newspaper office this afternoon, and threatened violence if the American
flag was not displayed.
It was thrown out amidst tremendous cheers.
The offices of the Day Book and Journal of Commerce were also visited with the same result.
The Daily News was next visited, and the same demand made.
The crowd is rapidly increasing.
,April 15.--The war news was received with general and deep interest here.--Great surprise was manifested that there was so much fighting and no loss of life.
To Englishmen it is incomprehensible, and the impression prevails that the accounts received are wide of the truth in many respects.
's decisive policy is generally applauded.
,April 16.--At an informal meeting of citizens to-day, at which Gov. Blair
was present, it was resolved, in order to expedite the equipment of troops required from Michigan
, to raise $100,000 by private subscription.
A large portion of the amount was subscribed on the spot, and the balance will be raised immediately.
,April, 17.--The practice ship Constitution
was fully armed this evening.--Twenty 32-pounders are placed on the carriages on her upper decks, and all the shot and shell from the battery at the Naval Academy were placed on board.
Only two guns remain in the battery.
The ship is not going to sea, although late this evening she received her sails.
,April 17.--Senator Thompson
expresses his determination to sustain the general Government.
The military board is in session, and orders have been issued for four regiments, to be mustered immediately.
,April 16.--The steamer Empire State
, of the Fall River
line, has been chartered by the Government
to convey the Rhode Island
troops to Washington
She will leave Providence Thursday