CAIRO, April 24.
Editor Register: I write to inform you, and through you, the public, of the arrival of the two companies from Jacksonville, of the two from Quincy, and the artillery company from Springfield at this place last night about 8 o'clock, in a storm.
These men, you will recollect, left Springfield the night before. They traveled all that night, the next day, and until 8 o'clock last night; without any food with the exception of bread; and, indeed, until this morning, when they had but little more; but they bore it like heroes, never complaining, but continually exclaiming push on.
The officers of the Great Western and Central Railroads offered every facility in their power. The population along the line of the road is blazing with patriotic ardor, and more and more the nearer we came to Cairo.
Col. McClernand addressed a crowd of three or four hundred people on the way yesterday, at Duquoin. They responded to his appeal with a universal shout, "hurrah for the old flag." The people there are organizing a company.
Mr. McCrillis has just arrived here from Gallatin. He says the whole population there is fired with patriotism, and are determined to uphold the flag.
Major Lawler, after taking steps to raise a brigade, has started for Springfield to learn whether the governor will accept them. He is well and favorably known as a soldier and a citizen in Egypt, and is just the man for such a position in this part of the state.