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New York, June 1. Several Virginians
(Union mon,);arrived in Georgetown to-day,
having been forced to loavo their homes by
threat of violence from secessionists, if
they remain. Such of the Union men io
counties in Eastern Virginia opposite this
city as can, are escaping.
A gentleman from near the North Caro
lina line, arrived hero, says the store-house
of supply for a large portion of the Ssuth
ern country is three flouring mills which are
turning out 3,000 barrels of flour daily, all
of which goes to feed treason. Thoro are
thousands, io his opinion, who only want to
see Federal bayonets and the Federal flag.
- to return to their constitutional obligations.
A portion of the Garibaldi Guards, who
went down to the Arsenal yesterday for
guns, on receiving muskets throw them
down, declaring that they would bavo rifles.
The officers to whose fault this broach of
discipline is attributed, may be cashiered
to-day. The regiment received muskets at
the Arsenal temporarily. Three men
stepped from the ranks and declined to take
the arms offered. The Colonol banded his
pistol to the Lieutenant and told him to
shoot any man who refused to obey orders
to return to the ranks. The three return
ing, the whole loudly cheering.
The movements of Gen. Butler aro con
sidered as indicating an intention on his
part not to trouble Sewell's Potnt or Nor
folk at present, but to strenghteo his posi
tion on the otber side of James river, and in
time to go forward to Richmond.
Gen. Scott favors the establishment of a
retired list, and Senator Wilson, Chairman
of the Military Committee, will introduce
and do his best to carry such a bill through.
A traveler, this evening direct from Rich
mond, reports that comparatively few
troops were at that point as late as Thursday
morning, the majority being Bent away im
mediately on their arrival.
(Special to the Times.)
The number of rebel troops at Harpei's
Ferry is estimated at 8,000. This inoludes
all within five miles of the railroad bridge.
These aro all equipped, with the exception
of 1,000, who are but partially provided
with arms. At least 4,000 of these men
bave only flint-lock muskets. The bulk of
these men are encamped on the heights
west of the village. They have a battery
of two six-pounders and one 32 pounder, all
on the Maryland Heights. They have four
batteries overlooking the bridge, and from
three-quarters of a mile to three miles dis
tant. These command tho approaches from
Manassas Junction. These batteries con
sist in all of one 64 and 5 32 pounders in
the rear of tbe main force. Back of the
village is a battery of one 74 and twenty 12
and 8 pounders. These last command the
approaches from the west. All these guns
are behind barricades of two linos of timber
filled in with gravel. From all appearan
ces their supply of provisions was small. .
' About four miles from the Ferry at tbe
little village of Knoxviile, tho American
flag is kept flying, sustained by a small
band of determined Unionists. My infor
mant had occasion to test the fidelity of
these men and knows that in all things
they can be relied upon. ,
Tbe two large Columbiads lately shipped
from Pittsburg to Fort McHenry were spiked
by the secessionists in the streets of Balti
more, and it was not discovered till they
were mounted in tbe Fort.
There haa been great dissatisfaction in
the Massachusetts camp at the Relay
Hou, arising from the military conduct of
Bjig. Geo. Jones. He was burned in effigy
last night at their camp. Brig. Gen.
Pierce will supersede Gen, Jones, and tho
latter will go to Fort Monroe.
There are numerous batteries in the
course of erection along tho James, Eliza
ceth and York rivers, but they cannot effect
any damage to tbe vessels in the rivers, as
the range is too long.
Several of tbe Old Dominion dragoons
were token prisoners by the Vermont Reg
iment. ' Several Zouaves acting as scouts Seized
sixty kegs of powder and five tons of lead
in a house four miles from Alexandria.
Tbe Zouaves being tco few, they only
brought away what powdor-tbey could and
blew up the balance. '
Tbe forces in Alexandra expected to ad
vance to-night, but don't know bow far.
Gen. Butler will probably supersede
Cadwallader again in the Baltimore Dis
trict, as General Butler knows tbe ground
and people of the Maryland District, and
the secessionists there know him by this
There is no truth in the statement that
the Government will call out 100,000 more
Chillicotbe, May 31. Last night a train
going East with the 22d Ohio Regiment on
board, was thrown from the track by the
breaking of an axle. George W. Ballow of
Chillicotbe. wat killed. One soldier bad
his thigh bones fractured, another an arm
broken, another a broken jaw. A number
wore more more or less bruised and slightly
Alexandria, June 1st A sentiuel at
Cloud's Mills, on the outskirts of Alexan
dria, was shot dead during last uigbt and
another wounded, probably by tho rebel
A river craftsman who arrived late last
night, has reported that while passing Ac
quis Creek he heard continuous firing io
tho direction of tbe Creek. Tbe despatch
from Captain Dahlgreen in tbis morning's
papers give it confirmation.
The earnest hope entertained by many
in the North that secession would dwindle
away before tbe United States forces and
loyalty raise its bead, is not re-assured by
an interview with prominent citizens of Al
exandria, who express their grievances io
tbe strongest language. . The officers in
command exert themselues to the utmost to
create better feeling, with partial success.
The experience gained from this occupa
tion, will doubtless lead to great discrimina
tion in the future selection of troops for tbis
There are many unsatisfactory rumors
afloat with reference to the movements of
General Lee. It is not believed that the
movement of Virginia forces will be so con
ducted as unnecessarily to hazard the lives
of Southern women and children, or the
property of Southern citizens.
Baltimore, June 1. A steamer haa arrived
from Fort Monroe. Bartlett'a Naval Brigade
had arrived there. A battery of heavy cannon
is being erected on Newport News. The Fed
eral transports constantly pass Sewell's Point,
just below the range of the rebel battery.
There is no recent intelligence from Norfolk.
Commodore Pendergraat will not allow a boat
to go up with a flag of truce attached. Parties
here are anxious to bring away relatives.
The Quaker city brought up a prise schooner
from Rio de Janeiro with a cargo of 3,000 bags
of Coffee. -
The fugitives now iu Fortress Monroe are en
camped and mustered, and provided with ra
tion like the soldiers.
Gen. Butler ha issued a stringent order
against plundering in th neighborhood
fit. Louia, June 1. Two regiments of Iowa
volunteer are now quartered in Keokuk, and a
third is expected daily.
The low Legislature ha voted an appropri
ation of $800,000 for war purposes.
The New Orleans Picayune of the 37th, an
nounces the arrival at that port of the privateer
Calhoun, having in tow th John Adams of Bos
ton, the brig Panama and the schooner Mer
maid of Princetown, Mass., all whalers, having
160 bbls. oil uu board.
A Montgomery despatch of the 21th to the
Mobile Advertiser.says an order has been issued
to the Clerks of the Departments to be ready to
leave for Richmond on Wednesday or Thursday.
Col. McArthur's regiment of Illinois volun
teers have not moved (Southward, but are under
orders to march at a moment' notice.
Gen. Doniphan has declined the Brigadier
Generalship tendered him by Gov. Jackson.
The New York World, of Monday, report
the arrival of about $2,000,000 of gold during
the preceding week. This, during a time of
such commercial derangement as the pre? ent,
and when exports to a great extent are suspen
ded, speaks encouragingly for the country.
Nkw Daily. We have received the first
number of a neat little Daily just started by our
old friend, I. M. Kbklkr, of the Fremont, (O.)
Journal. We congratulate yon, Isaac, on this
evidence of prosperity, and hope yon make the
thing pay. Delhi (Iowa) New.
Hon. C. K. Watson returned from Washing
ton, on Monday, after an absence of several
weeks, and was warmly greeted by hi friends.
He was a witness of the stirring events that
have transpired nt the Federal Capitsl and, dur
ing the darkest hour, when mob law ruled Bal
timore, and communication with Washington
was temporality cut off, he enlisted and served
as a "high private" in Gen. Lane's company
which guarded the White House. At Mar
tinsburg, Va., on his return, Col. Watson barely
escaped seisurc and detention by the rebel,
who marked him as a suspacted spy. One ruf
fian assailed him and threatened to take him
from the train and conduct him back to Har
per' Ferry, but friendly interposition prevented
it. Had he been takeu hack, "Cooper" thinks
he would now have been dangling from a tree.
He says the troops in and about Harper's Ferry
are the dirtiest, meanest and raggedest speci
mens of humanity he ever saw. They have no
uniforms, are armed with nil kinds of miscella
neous weapons, and hnve little or nothing to eat
except as they steal it iu tho country around.
Soiithkrn Comfidenok. As a significant in
dication of Southern confidence in the insecur
ity of affairs in that section, we may mention'
the fact that within a few days past, we have re
ceived from parties residing in Slave State
thousands of dollars entrusted to u for safe
keeping. This shows, in language stronger than
words can express it, what some of our South
ern friends think of us and the Government
under which we live. We received one single
draft for $lti,IM0. Scientific Jbttrican.
A Philadelphia letter says:
"There is a rifle company of Scotchmen here,
most of whom saw the hardest service in the
Crimean campaign. They were in tbe High
land regiment which led the van at the battle of
the Alma, and went up steadily to the attack in
the face of a tremendous cannonade. There is
another company of Scots at Pittsburgh, who
will unite with these veterans and form part of
CoL Korponay's Rifle Regiment. These men
are drilling for hours at' a time daily, and a
sharp-shooters will be a terror to the rebels."
Grsat Preparations. A letter to tho
Tribune says that Jackson, tho murderer
of Ellsworth, had made great preparations
for a conflict. He had in bis possession a
number of the most destructive weapons,
including a volcantio rifle capable of
thirty-two discharges without reloading
Colts revolving rifles, double barrelled
guns, revolvers, and small howitzer. He
had persistently boasted of bis individual
power to hold his house against any attack.
The Secessionists had stored at Alexan
dria large quantity of railroad iron which
was captured by the United States troops.
Its value is estimated to be at least $100,
000. ' It will, of course, be confiscated, and
applied to the service of the country they
are trying to destroy.
It has leaked out that the Missouri Se
cessionists bave been negotiating with the
Cherokee Indiana. Fifteen thousand semi
savages from tbe Indian Reserve were to be
sent rJorth to rob and murder the Union
men of Missouri As our readers know,
cirou instances have interfered with the com
pletion of this arrangement.