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WHsbinglon, Jiiuo 6. The Secretary
nf W'nr appointed tho following named
pHyinasfors in tho army: Thou. U. Allen
and Chas. T. Larned, Missouri ; John II.
Kinsley, James V. Furney and J. D. Web
ster of Illinoss; Win. Cnmbark nnd W. P.
Gould, of Indiana; David Taylor, J. H.
Groesbeck, Robert C. Kirk and Dwight
Bannoster, of Ohio; Joshua Howard, Mich
iqan; Thomas J. Mokean, Iowa; J. S.
Spudding, Minnesota. The President has
appointed Jonas A. Clark, District Attor
ney, and James 0. Silton, Marshal for tho
Western District of Missouri.
A gentleman just retvrued from Knox
ville, four miles from Harper's Ferry. The
rebels have withdrawn all the batteries
from the Marylaud side opposite the Ferry,
apparently with a view of concentrating
their artillery, and having it in a position
to bo moved when thoy retreat. At Point
of Rocks thoy have about one hundred cav
alry and Gvo hundred infautry and four pie
ces of artillery. Tho main forces are at
Bolivar, about a mile south of Harper's
Ferry bridge. They appear to bo strength
ening their lino from Bolivar to Wincbestor
as if preparing for a retreat in that direc
tion. On Monday a squad wout to Williams
port and obtained possession of 13 locomo
tives which they run down to the Ferry and
switched off' on the Winchester Railroad.
Tbey also scoured the country getting about
100 largo four-horse wagons. The princi
pal portion of their provisions is received
through Maryland, and mainly from Balti
more. Largo loads pass over into Vir
ginia, the Union men of tho border being
powerless to stop them.
It will bo recollected that some weeks
ago Government seized tho despatches on
file At tbo telegraph offices. The examina
tion of these despatches is now progres
sing. Some curious developoments are
being made. Among them is found a des
patch from Mr. Harney, our lately appointed
Minister to Portugal, notifying tho govern
ment of South Carolina of the fitting out of
tho expedition for the reinforcement of
Fort Sumter and of its destination. Mr.
Harney' despatch was the first reliable in
formation the rot els had of the magnitude,
and destination of tho expedition. Mr.
Harney is a native of South Carolina, but
for year was a resident of Philadelphia
and an editor of the Philadelphia North
Amorican. For many years be was the
Washington correspondent of the New
York Tribune. He was appointed to the
Portugal Mission because of his professed
devotion to tho free soil party. He must
be recalled. ' .
It is ascertained from an eyo witness
that at tho lato fight at Fairfax Court
House 10 of the enemy were killed, and
probably 2 or 3 more. Reliable informa
tion puts the loss of tho enemy in the af
fair at Acquia Creek At 20 killed.
The World's despatch says there is do
doubt but Government has at length made
a military movement of which the news
papers were kept in ignorance. On Thurs
day night last the steamer Flotilla lying at
Acquia Creek, was reinforced with troops.
This looks like an early collision at that
Washington, June 6. It is believed tbat
nearly half tho people in and about Fred
erick aredisunionists and their cause gaining
ground since the Legislature came together.
The Union meD are in fear of Johnson's
force, whose pickots thrown out from Point
if Rocks, come within three miles of Fred
erick, to which the whole army can be trans
ported in two or three hours. Arrivod
there it would be within five hours of Bal
timore. Tlin,yinpaihi.of many in Mary
land nre shown by tho filet that they have
armed and fed the rebel troops; Virginia
having furnished but few supplies. If these
facts aro true, it is nigh time that tho Gov
ernment post a strong body of troops at
Frederick. From another source we learn
that 300 of a rebel regiment of 700 en
camped opposite Williamsport have descrt
od. Gon. Johnson is very unpopular in
consequence of his forcible seizure of pro
visions, horses nnd wagons, increased by n
conscription under which three tenths of
the males between 18 and 50 years old
in counties within 40 or 50 miles of Har
per's Ferry aro to be mustered into service.
Gen. Patterson is advancing to co-operate
with Gon. McClellan. A column of Gen.
McDowell's command will probably advance
within 24 hours to the other side of the
Potomac towards Manassas Junction. It
is doubtful whether Harper's Ferry robels
will have time to join the forces at Mannas
sas Junction. If not they will be surround
ed. If tbey do there will probably be a
brief and decisive battlo, preliminary to our
occupation of the place. , ...
(Special to the Herald.)
Washington, June 6. Gen. King's new
regiment raised in Washington will be ac
cepted and immediately mustered into ser
vice. Other forces from different points
will, also, bo accepted, A large nu rubor of
most influential men in the country are here,
urging tho Government to accept 100,000
The President and Cabinet are discuss
ing the amount of money to bo asked for
when Congress meets. $150,000,000 will
probably bo the sum to carry on the war.
It is rumored tbat Acquia Creek has
been reinforced and 3,000 rebel troops arc
now there. Orders were read at evening
parade to officers of regiments on the Vir
ginia sido to prepare rations for four days
and march forward. The movement will
bo made within 24 hours.
A gentleman who arrivod here to-day
direct from Now Orleans says, in regard to
tne entire commerce of the South, that it is
in a most wretched and frightful condition,
says the States which will sutler the moat
will be Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.
Ho was in Galvaston the 15lb of May. If
the blockade be rigidly enforced people
will starve to death. When he left there
bacon was 25 cents per pound, and flour
$18 per barrel, and a very limited supply
at that. They were then almost wholly
dependent on Now Orleans for subsistence.
When the source of supply is cut off they
will be in an awful condition.
The plan of operations at Harper's Ferry
is gradually being developed. The first
move will be to dislodge the rebel forces
and their batteries at the Point of Rocks.
The forces now at Frederick, (some 4,000
strong) will attempt their dislodgement.
- They have vuite a number of 24 pound
cannon, which from the Maryland side can
operate most effectually against the batter
ies of the rebels, wbicb are in very ex
Baltimore, June 1. The steamer Adel
aide arrived from Fort Monroe. The Qua
ker City had captured another valuable
prise. The Harriet Lane also cecured a
On Wednesday night a steamer from
Norfolk, with a Sag of truce, brought to Old
Point 150 moraen and children, refugee.
Tbey say tbat many more are coming. An
important military movement was under
stood to be on the point of execution when
the steamer left.
Great crowds of people are expected to be
in town to-day.
The weather bas become much cooler.
More Recruits Wanted.
From tlic despatch published bJow it will tic
seen that Lieut. C. M. Fouke. of Cupt. Tillot
aon's company, will be here to-day to recruit
25 men, for the three years' service we presume.
This will be an excellent opportunity for those
wishing to serve their country to get into a good
company, commanded by excellent officers.
The three yearn' volunteers receive, in addi
tion to their regular pay, mileage to the place
where they are mustered into the service, and
milage home from the place where they areilis
charged, and $100 00 bounty, when honorably
discharged from the service:
. Si kinuhkld, O., June 6th, '61.
I. M. Kkklkr', Publish that 1 will be st
Fremont in the nioniing to recruit twenty-five
C. M. FOUKE.
Lieut. Fouke will be assisted by Sergeant E.
W. Cook, in enlisting men. Head quarters will
be at the office of O. O. Tillotson, over Perry
Close's Grocery Store. v
Recruits for Company G.
Lieut. E. F. Dickinson, of Company G., has
returned here from Camp Dennison, and wishes
to recruit 20 or 25 men for the company. Al
though Sandusky county has already put over
400 men into the field, we doubt not the requi
site number wanted will be promptly obtained.
Last Words of Senator Douglas.
From the Chicago Journal, 4th last.
For a long time previous to his dealb.
Senator Douglas had been in a semi-conscious
condition. During tbe morning of
his death, his mind and energies rallied
somowhot. As his devoted and loving
wife sat at his bedside, soothing and eas
ing bim with those tender words and ac
tions which only a great hearted woman
can employ, she asked the dying statesman
if be had any message to send to bis boys,
Stephen and Robert. He seemed at first
not to hoar the questii n, and she repeated
it. Rallying his strength, bis eye kindled
up and his whole frame seemed to dilate,
as he answered : ,
44 Yes! Tell them to obey the Laws, and
support the Constitution of the Unled
A short time after he desired to be rais
ed, and bis wish was complied with, so
tbat be might look out from bis window
once more, upon the city wbicb had loved
and honored bim so long. One ot bis
friends expressed a doubt as to the ease of
his position, when he simply replied "he
is comfortable." In bis dying moments
he faint. y articulated: "Death, death,
death," and bis great soul had passed away.
THE REBELS ARREST BEAUREGARD AS A
Spt. -The Louisville Journal says:
A gentleman from Memphis informs ua
tbat Gen. Beauregard arrived there a few
days since, and used great endeavor to
keep bis movement secret. Being a stran
ger, and somewhat observant, be attracted
tbe attention of tbe Vigilance Committee,
who arrested bim as a spy and suspected
person. The Generalissimo of the Confed
erate force bad to send for Gen. Pillow to
identify him, and tho hero of Camargo
soon convinced the Vigilant tbat tbey had
dug their ditch on tbe wrong side of tbe
rampart of Memphian defense, whereupon
Beauregard was discharged with apologies.
The Zouaves who are in possession of Hamp
ton havs discovered that John Tyler owns a
mansion in tbat place, and some of them, out of
respect to th venerable ex-President propose to
hoist the Stars and stripes over it, a duty that
he has unpatriotically omitted. Wo do Dot sup
pose this friendly act will b appreciated as it
ought by Mr. Tyler. But if the Zouaves are
satisfied with raiaing ths Bag instead of himself
over his house, he ought to be vary deeply grate '
ful for their consideration.