War with all its desolating evils is upon our good old commonwealth! : The rebel invaders are upon our soil, and with fire and sword desolating the once happy homes of our people. Come to the rescue! A public meeting of the citizens of the twenty-fourth ward will be held this evening Wednesday, June 17th, 1863, on the lot adjoining the Armory, 38th & Bridge Sts. Prominent speakers will be in attendance. Now is the time to come forward and join in the efforts to drive the invaders from our soil. Young men! Let not the blush of shame, in after years, tingle on your cheeks, when you recount to your children the trials and perils of 1863, and are asked, "Were you ready to defend your country in the hour of danger?" You must not answer no!