The available militia, which the government can have at short notice, is estimated
at about 155,000 men, apportioned as follows:-- Maine 5000, New Hampshire 5000,
Vermont 5000, Massachusetts 15,000, Rhode Island 2500, Connecticut 5000, New
York 25,000, New Jersey 2000, Pennsylvania 30,000, Ohio 12,500, Michigan 10,000,
Illinois 15,000, Wisconsin 5000, Iowa 5000, Minnesota 5000, Kansas 2500, Indiana
5000. This will do for a beginning, and enough more can be had to devastate
all Secessia, if that should unhappily become necessary.
Gen. B. F. Butler, the Breckinridge candidate for governor at the late state
election, avows his intention to stand by the administration, and openly denounces
as traitors all who refuse to show their allegiance at this crisis.
Dexter F. Parker of Worcester tendered on Monday his resignation as a member
of the Massachusetts legislature, and will go immediately to Washington to enlist
in the ranks of the federal army, and to render service wherever required in
the defense of the capital and the maintenance of the government.
The utterers of secession sentiments were treated harshly in New Haven Monday.
A custom house official who expressed sympathy for the rebels was treated to
a coat of tar and feathers. Jeff Davis, president of the confederacy, was hung
in effigy, and a transparency near the depot ridiculed the rebellious horde
who are attempting to overthrow the government.