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Yesterday's Report.
Washington, June 14. A number of friends
of the late Senator Douglas, representing vari
ous States, assembled to-night fur the purpose
of concerting measures td erect a suitable mon
ument to his honor, and make preparations for
delivering a eulogium upon the deceased on
the evening of the 4th of July.
Gen. Dix will be commissioned a Major-Gen-eral
E. Joy Morris has accepted the mission to
Constantinople, and will to-morrow forward to
Governor Curtin a resignation of his seat in
The President of the Chesapeake fe Ohio
canal had an interview with Gen. Johnson,
commander of the rebel forces. He remonstra
ted against the destruction "t the dams, boats
and other property of the company, claiming
thov wei-A the nrnnertv of MnrvfandeiH. John-
son laid his orders were positive to destroy all
property that could be made to benefit the fed-
, erai lorces, auu was uuoeiiau 10 uuk m inu
property as belonging to Maryland, for it be-
longs to the Abolition States. He should,
therefore, obey orders and destroy everything
that he could reach. The President says he
thinks the number of troops at Harper's Ferry
is quite as large as has been reported. The
Keutuckians, to the number of 800, are encamp
ed on the Marylaud side, opposite the Ferry.
They were ordered te retire across the Ferry,
but refused to obey. They were then told that
they were trespassing on the soil of Maryland.
To obviate this they leased from the owners the
ground on which they encamped and so remain"
ed- The rebels say they don t know on which
side the Kentuckians would tight..., .
It is reported the rebels are erecting a battery
at Matthias Point, souio inilos below Acquui
Creek. ' This niay interfere with the navigation
of the Potomac, and perhaps require its remo
val. , The channel there is clove under the YirJ
ginia shore. .
The Freeborn and Resolute left the Navy
Yard to-day with sealed orders. Possibly their
errand is to prevent the completion of this bat-
wry., xney wiu oe jomeo. Dy. me rawuee,
which remains otf Acquia Creek. 'I'liese steam
ers have chanced their armaments, and now
hare long 32 pounders. r . ' '
. Two noted secessionist have been arreaterl
here and placed under surveillance. ,
The Tribune's despatch, says the Arkansas
rebels are transporting arms into Missouri.
Gen. Scott is not entirely confident of the se
curity of the city, and has given orders recently
of a character which implies some expectation
of the sudden onset of a guerilla party from the
east. .. .' -" - -
Trustworthy reports from Point Comfort re
duces the number killed in the Bethel skirmish
to IS, seven of whom fell in the action, and five
have since died of their wounds. Seven are
still missing. V i
- Persons who reached this city this p. m.
' vebiciies ot every description laden witb
arms, Ammunition and provisions (rum Bal
' timore are passing oter tLe turnpikes lead
" tug to that county during tbo entire night
on their way to Virginia. - We are also
informed that contraband goods
are almost dally being snipped down tbo
Chesapeake te the rebels. :
' 'According to a report that reached Great
Falls this evening a detachment of Col,
Stone's command was engaged about H
o clock this morning in driving back a Vir
ginia force which bad crossed the river at
Goose Creek, about 4 miles above Edwards
Ferry and 80 from Georgetown.
' Col. Everett's three companies of Dis
trict volunteers, who left by boats from
Great Falls up the canal, were obliged to
leave them about eight miles from the dam,
five boats running at round in consequence
of tbecanals having been cut. They march
ed up the tow path to the Ferry, where
they have probably joined Col. Stone by
this time.
(Herald Despatch.)
The government movement show a de
termination to oarry Harper's Ferry at all
hazards. ' From all the btatements made it
is calculated that about 35,000 men will in
a day or two surround that place. Gen.
Scott deems this force sufficient to hold this
position in check and forstall any aggrea
siue movement on Washington, for it ap
pears from evidence in possession, of the
government that snHi a'deHtgn nan really
It is understood the government Iih re
ceived important advices by the Adriatic,
It Hppeiir I Inn. Lord Pnlmerslon recedes
' from the position heretofore taken by the
British Cabinet in reference to rebl priva
: luring. Secretary Sewitrd forestalled him
in announcing the acceptance by the U. S.
of th' proposal of the great powers to unite
in a declaration making privatoring piracy.
Henceforth the English Cabinet will re
spect the authority of the Cabinet at Washi
ngton as extending over all the territory of
the Union, and treHty stipulations now ex
isting will regulate as heretofore the inter
course between the two countries. - ' ;
Fort Monroe, June 13 via Baltimore
June 14. It is confirmed (hat the rebels
hnd retired' from'- Great Bethel, to far as
their main body was concerned," but the
placo'is still' held by them and can be oc
cupied by a large body on very short notice.-
- ' - ..' . -. . '. . i!'. :
Capt H.' E. Davis, son of Judge Davis,
Lient.-C. H. Seamst and Dr Martin,' of
Col. Dnryea's regiment, yesterday entered
the enemy's lines with a flap; of truce and
went to within half a mile of Yorklown.
They ' saw formidable batteries at Great
Bethel, but were not allowed to examine
the works; and Irom there to Yorktown
were oscorteil-by brM! paths, escorted by
a srgrant and four Soldiers who met tliem
at Newmarket' bridge'," three miles from
Hampton, to which point the'1 secession
pickets extend. ' They 'Were -courteously
treated by Col. Masrvtder who commanded
at Great Bethel. There "was a large en
enmpment of cavalry at Yorktown; and the
place was being strongly fortified. There
wore also batteries between' Great Bethel
and Yorktown. -':.' t --
The rebels report mi a killed and - five
wounded at the engagement at Great Beth
el, and express the wish that Gob. Pierce
may be retained in the command.- Msjor
Major Winthrop ' was shot by a Louisiana
w hile heading a "vigorous charge. He was
buried by the rebels, and his heroism great
ly praised. Two Zouaves died prisoners.
The rebels say they havo other prisoners
whom they were willing to exchange. '
i Frederick, June 14. It is reported that
the bridge across the - Potomac at Harper's
Ferry was blown up and entirely destroyed
between four and five o'clock this morning.
The explosion was distinctly hoard and the
smoke of the burning structure seen by par
ties here, ' It is also reported that all
the ' troops have been withdrawn from the
Maryland shore, and the town of Harper's
Ferry has been evacuated by. the great
body of the troops recently there. -' A small
force is yet there, : probably the rear guard
of the retreating army. ."' It is said eight
car loads of provisions Were destroyed td
prevent them falling into the hands of the
federal who wore supposed to be concen
trating upon Harper's Ferry from the di
rection of Green Castle and Cumberland.
The destruction of the bridge may be re
garded as certain, confirmatory intelligence
has boon received within a few minutes.
The bridge at Shepardstown is also burnt.
' Baltimore, Juno 14.-Complete returns
from the 3d dist. elect Leary, Union, by
375 majority. This district gave Breckin
ridge a majority last fall. Nothing from
the 1st dist. yet'.' General impression is
that the whole Union delegation except H.
W, Davis is elected. ' 1
Lxrgb Receipts or Spkcib From Ewq
iakd. The receipts of specie at New York
during the 24 hours ending Thursday noon,
from England, exceeds two aud a quartir
millions of dollar $. The city of Washing
ton brought $1,000,000, and the Auatrala
saio the heavy shipment of 1,369,274, ,
(Herald Despatch.) The Piano of Gen. Scott.
With n (on rioV M ih.i '.?ut,s -A Jilio et
ormi G"li. Scott,- and the, period wrthin
which lib 'expects to finish thU" campaign
against the rebels, the Buffalo Express ln
cliircs that it has postivfl knowledge if an
interview between the Hon. Suhuylet Col
fax anil G'.'iiornl Scott, suuglil by tlw for
mer for the purpose of urging, a tbo uuan
boons desire of the Northwest, a more vig
orous prosecution of . war measures,-. with
overwhelming forcox, to render tbo decision
of the contest quick and decisive., " ,
- To assure- Mr. Colfax, .And enable. him
from personal knowledge to pacify and con
tent the eager and impatient poopla whoso
feelings be represented, Gen. Soolt laid be
fore him and fully explained ..the j plans
which- he had matured for tbo campaign.'
Mr. Colfax. was astonishod witb the inevit
able certainty of the results which the vet
eran campaigner demonstrated before biiu,
confessed, with reverence,- his conviction
that the cause of the Uuion was safe bo
youd preadventure or possibility in, jjh
hands of Gen. Scott, and went fjom, his
presence assured that the people have only
to wait with patience for the inevitable tri
umph over treason and rebellion which they
; are so eager to consummate. - .vl
The Army Worm.
.The hosts of the herbage eaters hro ipak
inggroBt havoc in portions of Southern Ill
inois, iBdiaus, and Northern Kentucky,
Asyel, we se? no nolo of. -their appearance
in Ohio. , In Illinois they began their rav
ages about the last of April, aud the back
ward spring favored their increase., They
multiplied by millions, and in many places
literally mowed down the grass, "corn' and
wheat, , in their devouring march, ' . ft was
difficult some places to deep them, out
of the houses. ,Hogs are so . fond of them
that they will turu from corn 'to'a' feas of
worms,, and on lying downaftor becoming
satiated,, they would bo immediately color
ed with the crawling worms. ,Io Kentucky
the' worms covered the track of a, railroad
so thickly a few days ago as to e'totho
train; men with shovels had to "cler'he
track. So vouches the Louisville Journal.
Ditching against thorn appears to be'tho
most effectual method of warding bff their
attacks, and they dread the hot sun: A
Negro Hung.
Wo learn from Memphis Avalanche" that
'on Thursday of last' week, co Silver Lake,
Washington county, ' Mississippi, ' a pogro
belonging to George B. Powell arift employ
ed on the plantation of Mr. Charles G. Mc
Hatton, was bung by a committee of Safety.
Ho had stolon three guns, two pistols a
bowio-knifo, and a watch, together with a
lot of powder and lead, and succeed in
reaching a bridge under which be bad - se
creted himself. As Mr. ' James 8. Dodds
was riding over,' the negro fired at him with
out effect. He was subsequently captnrod
and bung. It is supposed that he was in
duced to steal the guns by several runaway
negroes in the neighborhood, belonging" to
the family of the late Stephen A. Douglas.
The Benefit of Havelocks.
, Extract fro.n a private letter from Camp
Anderson, Washington, June 3d, 1861:
We left our quarters in Virginia yester
day, in tbo very warmest part of the day,
and marched through the hot sun, and
thank God there was not man taken sick
or sun struck. We all have Havelocks,
and that waa what saved us. The. people
in Washington would not have us leave
here for anything, and look upon us as their
only protectors, and they would do any
thing in their power for ns. ; Mrs, Abe
Lincoln, with .another lady, visited our
oarop in a carriage, and gave each man a
floe linen Blook, - , e. ... j-

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