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LIBBRTT ABU UNION, NOW AND tOKEVBR, ONC *?I> 1N8KP Alt ABLE." THURSDAY, JULY 2, 1863. ? GEN. HOOKER'S REMOVAL. We have made it sufficiently plain to our readers, by the remarks wo have felt it our duty to offer from timo to time on the military operations of the Army of the Potomac undor^ its late commander, I that Gen. Hooker had long ceased to inspire in us that confidence which we desire to repose in the loaders of forccs charged with such, tremendous responsibilities. This distrust has not been ex pressed in any terms derogatory to Gen. Ilookor's ^ charaoter as a brave soldier, so far as that charac ter has been exemplified in subordinate command) but in justice to our own conviotions, as well as in duty to the causc which claims our honest coun sels, we could not profess a security we did not feel while he was retained at the head of this army. The Congressional Committee on the Conduct , of the War inflicted a fatal blow on the populir confidence in Gen. Hooker when they published to the world the evidence given by this officer re specting the operations in which he had borne a conspicuous part. It is not the least among the mischiefs wrought by the intermeddling of this committee that, in giving publicity to the testimo ny of officers respecting each other's conduct in ?the field, they have sowed broadcast the fruitful seods of personal dissension between the officers ouncerned, and at the same time have impaired the usefulness of valuable Generals, now by amassing against one whatever of partial testimony could oontribute to his disparagement, and now by ex posing in another the foibles and defects which should never have seen the light, because they would have been comparatively harmless in the sphere of that restricted command to which they should have been confined. We all know the influences to which General Hooker owed his elevation to the supreme com mand of tho Army of the Potomac, and our read ers will recall the circumstances under which his appointment was made?his promotion having im mediately followed upon the heels of a recommen dation made by his commanding officer (General .Burnside) that he should be summarily dismissed from the army. Instead of dismissing him, or even putting him on trial, the President promoted him to the chief command and relieved his accu ser. Wc have before adverted to this extraordi nary page in our current history, and need not re peat the comments which have received only an added significance from tho events of the last few days. The accession of Gen. Hooker to the conduct of the Army of the Potomac was naturally hailed with delight by that class who had seen in him the exemplar of their peculiar ideas of war?ideas in which passion, presumption, and physical vio lence prevail over calmness, prudence, and moral force. It was confidently predicted that the "clogs" and "hindrances" which had previously impeded the advance of this army would now be removed, for, in their fatuity or prejudice, this class of persons found all these clogs and hindrances not in the physical obstacles interposed by rivers, ravines, and a powerful enemy, but simply in the vis inertix, of Gen. McClellan. Wc suppose this delusion was pretty generally dispelled by the battle of Chancellorsville, except in the case of those who had drowned the voice of their reason in the clamors of their passions. And yet, with the fatal optimism which has be come in certain quarters the favorite dialect of "loyalty," there were found those who insisted that " all was well" as soon as they discovered that the Government had determined to retain Gen. Hooker in command. Taking their mot <Tordie from the declarations made by the Secre tary of War immediately after the retreat of Gen. Hooker across the Rappahannock, when he assured the country that that officer would soon resume Ac offensive, they invoked for him unimpaired ?^fidencc and indulged in fresh laudations of his oapacity and energy. Tho leading members of the redoubtable " Committco on the Conduot of the War"' repaired to the camp of tho defoated General, and returned with the report that " ho was all right," and must have another trial. The partisans of the committee joined, of course, in ready ohorus to their demand, and denounced all dissent from such wise military counsellors. In deference to what was believed the wish and determination of the Government many forebore the full expression of the distrust they could not oonceal. We were of the number, and wrote as follows in our paper of last May 23d : " We have obtained authentic intelligence respecting the late operations of Gen. Hooker, but at the Govern ment has not thought proper to spread before the people any official information on the subject, and ha* thus done nothing to guide the popular judgment to an intelligent ap preciation of the late campaign, we infer that it does not desire to encourage any discussions which should have for their effect to bring the operation* of Gen. Hooker to the ?crutiny of popular review or military criticism. In de ference, theretore, to the conceived wishes of the Govern ment, we iball withhold the observations we had propoted to offer under thin head, and for the preparation of which we have gathered valuable materials derived from sources the most enlightened and trustworthy. The considerations of military prudence which mnke it proper to practise this temporary reticence in favor of the present commander of the Army of the Potomac, so long as he seems by his re tention in command to possess the confidence of the Ad ministration, are not likely to exist always. For the day must soon come when it will be as proper to review the failures of Gen. Hooker as those of Gen. McClellan or Gen. Burnside, his predecessors in misfortune, and this whether in his next essay he shall succeed in retrieving his reputation, or whether still greater disasters are destined to be the harbingers of his ultimate removal. By retain ing him in command the military authorities of the Ad ministration have signified their disposition to give him another trial, and if they have satisfied themselves as to the expediency of this course, we shall not be swift to con teat the wisdom of a decision made under circumstances of responsibility at once so delicate and so tremendous. Where the decision they make concerns so deeply their own repute as well as the honor nnd safety of the country, they have a right to count on indulgent consideration for their motives, if not on unquestioning faith io their sa nity." Wo have no purpose to offer any observations o-day on the cause* and considerations whioh may ave induced the Prosident to remove Gen. Hooker at a time apparently so inopportune, if he was to be removed at all; for, in spite of the adverse oir enmstanoes under whioh the change was mado, we believe it was better to have made the ohange late than not to have mado it at all. Our purpose at prcseut is simply to point the public attention to the fact, now fully disclosed by the actual re moval of Gen. Hooker, that this officer, notwith standing his conceded morits as a corps or division commander, had almost wholly lost the confidence of the people as well as of the army in the position from which he has just been relieved. And yet we cannot doubt that bo was retained in command longer than would otherwise have been the case, partly because of the shock which it was believed his removal would inflict on tlic sensibilities ot many whose opinions and feelings the I resident may deem himself bound to respect. The moral we draw from this revelation is that all owe it no less to the President than to them selves to advise according to the best of their honest impressions at "every juncture Mr. Lincoln has a right to complain when those who all along have been the patrons and apologists of Gen. Hooker, now that he has been removed, proclaim publicly that he had already forfeited their confidence be fore he was displaced. The President was entitled to this knowledge before, not that it is to be desir ed that he should pay any heed to popular opinion in making or unmaking his General*, but that it is desirable that the fountains of public discussion and public intelligence shall bo kept pure and free from the admixtures of deception aud insincerity. Among the journals which mainly contributed to make Gen. Hooker something more than a bril liant commander of a division was the New York Tribune. It ohanted his praises in season and out of season. Now that he has been superseded it holds the following language : " Gen. Hooker is relieved of the command of the Aruiy of tbe Potomac, and Major Gen. George G Meade, late|y i commander of the Fifth Corps, succeed* him. Though in ordinary circumstances we should hesitute to approve a change of commanders in the face of the enemy, and pend ing au active cxmpaigu, we hail the present with consider able satisfaction. Gen. Hooker has paiufully disappointed the hopes aud expectations not ir erely of his friends, hut of all those who had learned to regard bim as at least a brave and persistent fighter. Since the battles of C'ban cellorsville he has lost that character with all who know the real history of his needless and disastrous retreat across the Rappahannock. Such au opportunity of annihilating the rebel army cannot be expected to present itself again. Lee was surprised aud immensely outnumbered, and ought to have been destroyed. That in such circumstances he was not we have ever since thought a sufficient cause for tbe removal of Gen. Hooker, but we fail to understand why he was not removed then instead of now. Additional causes may be found in the failure to arrest the present advance of Lee, which ought to have been prevented, a id might have been, by a prompt seizure of the Blue Ridge pasves." The New York Evening Post, another of Gen Hooker's constant admirers, remarks on his re moval as follows: 1 It was expected, shortly after the battle of Chancellors ville, that Gen. Hooker would be removed from the com mand of the Army of the Potomac. He had failed in ac tion, and, like McClellan, Pope, and Buruside in similar circumstances, there was a prima facir case against him. Choosing his own time of movement, and his own place for a battle, he had been compelled to retreat, not perhaps ignominiously, but yet with a great loss of men and a ftill greater loss of reputation to our army. He bad shown, as he has always shown, excellent fighting qualities, but he had not shown that commanding strategical ability, and that ready mastery of men, which are necessary to the General of the highest order. " But the Administration retained him in bis place con trary to the precedents in other caees, and thereby an nounced to the country that it found no fault with Gen. Hooker's management. As it must be supposed to have a nearer and more accurate view of the causes which led to the defeat on the Rappahannock than others, the inference was universal that it hnd reason to be satisfied. 1 he na tion acquiesced in the decision, and gave to the unfortunate commanderonce more its amended confidence. It looked to the skill aud energy of Hooker for a signal overthrow of" the audacious plans which have conducted Lee more than one hundred and fifty miles from his former base to the border towns of one of the Free States. "In the midst of these expectations, and while our army is moving rapidly in the pursuit of Lee to bailie his movements, or in the end encouuter him in a bloody strug gle, we are surprised by the announcement that Hooker has resigned and another General been put in his place. What he has done, or what he has not doue, in the inter val, to destroy the confidence of the Administration in him, it not made known. Whether his -.ailure to stop tbe progress of the enemy is the cause of ihe change, or whe ther Hooker himself has been so disgusted by the peculiar military supervision exercised at Washington as to throw up his command, does not yet appear. But it is none the less startling that a transfer so important should be or dered at such a critical juncture." The New York Commercial Advertiser, a paper \han which none other is more consistently de voted to the Administration, thus sums up the his torical leason taught by the repeated changes made in tho commanding officer of the Army of the Potomac : "The army of the Potomac has its sixth commander. McDowell, McClellan, Pope, Burnside, and Hooker have successively occupied this prominent position and have successively been removed. It is simple truth to fay that McClellan alone of all these Generals ha* had the con8 dence ?f his soldiers, and that he alone has heretofore led that army to victory The others have in various ways lost or failed to secure confidence, either from the army or the people, aud no one has failed so rapidly in this respect as the General who now retires ' at his own request' to make room for Gen. Meade." DEATH OF ALMIRAL FOOTE. Our readers will learn with deep sorrow, from the announcement made in another part of to day's Intelligencer, that Rear Admiral Foote is no more. He breathed his last in New York be tween 10 and 11 o'clock in the night of Friday, the 26th instant. Though this melancholy event cannot be said to comc unexpectedly after the statements that have transpired respecting his condition during the last week or longer, the intelligence that a man so good and bravo has fallen in the mid career of his usefulness will none the less every where car ry with it a sense of public calamity. A gallant sailor and a skillful officer, Admiral Foote was equally distinguished for the virtues which adorn ed h<s character as a man and for the graces ho exemplified as a devout and humble Christian. No braver man ever trod a quarter-deck. It may be said of him as of another renowned for a piety equal to his valor, that he feared God and knew no other fear. The country mourns in him the loss of one who brought to her servico the quali ties which inspiro the highest confidence because taking their motive from the highest of inspira tions. DIPLOMATIC CORRESPONDENCE. Wo to-day lay before our readers the diplomatic correspondence which has recently been had be tween our Govornmont and that of France in re gird t6 the propriety of joining in the representa tions made by oertain European Powers to the Emperor of Russia on the subjeot of the Polish insurrection. , The correspondence will be found interesting, as well for its subject-matter m for the admirable temper in which it is eonduoted and the spirit of international oomity which it breathes. The reply of Mr. Skward will oommond itself to tho ap proval of all, being no less dictated by present considerations of publio duty than by oonformity to the traditional policy of the Ropublio. THE NEW COMMANDER. It is gratifying to observe that the appointment of Gen Meade us the commander of the Army of the Potomac is nearly every where received with respectful consideration for that officer, whether regard be had to his established merit or to the cir cumstances under whioh he has acceded to the con duct of the forces arrayed against Gen. Lee. It is the good fortune of Gen Meade to be known tim ply as a soldier, and if his services in this capacity have not been as conspicuous as those of a few others, it is perhaps more due to his modesty and to the absence of those extrinsic influences which make for some men a factitious reputation, than to any absence of the qualities which should inspire a solid respect. It is known that he has not intri gued for the command with which he is charged, and as the politicians have not had the opportunity, of making him the banner-bearer of any party, it is to be hoped that he may be allowed to uphold the standard of his country with a steady hand. His opportunities for success arc great, but his dif ficulties and perils at the same time are neither few nor small. If he succeeds he may count on the gratitude * f the country. If he should fail ho will equally deserve its -sympathy, for, alike in the one event and in the other, he will doubtless have done what he could to deserve that, success which it is not always in the power of mortals to com mand. lie has certainly shown the wisdom which dwells with prudeuce by refusing to make any "premises or pledges," after the manner of some who have preoeded him, arid the christian con sciousness of tho nation can repose its hopes in him with only the more of trust because, discard ing the language of gasconade and presumption, he simply summons each man t) do his duty and "Lave to an all-controlling Providence the deci sion of the contest." THE MILITARY SITUATION. A great degree of solicitude naturally continues to prevail with regard to the result of impending military movements, growing out of the incursion made into Pennsylvania by Gen. Ewell, leading the advance of the army of Gen. Lee. We are not sufficiently apprized of the present position of the different corps composing either of the con tending armies to augur the point at which a col lision is likely, if at all, to occur between tho main body of the forces under the respective command ers charged with the active conduct of the cam paign. The circumstances under which General Meade has so suddenly acceded to the command of the Army of the Potomac must necessarily give him much embarrassment, but whatever may be his difficulties, resulting from the novelty of the duties with which he has been so unexpectedly charged, we are of those who find some relief from apprehension in the change that has been made in the commanding officer of this brave but unfortu nate army. If the perils which beset our military situation are not to be denied, those whioh environ the attitude of Gen. Lee are greatly more capital, if only the new oommandcr shall bring the requi site celerity of movement and concentration of force to bear on the exposed positions of the enemy. As far as we understand the combinations that have been made and the movements that have been set afoot, they are such as to inspire hope, if not confidence, in a successful issue from the im pending complications. The extremity to which military affairs have been brought by the bold ad vanoe of Gen. Lee may yet prove to have been the opportunity of the Government. A few days will perhaps bring to a denouement the eventful scenes now passing before our eyes. HONORABLE AMENDS ASKED AND GRANTED. The New York Tribune asks us to correct our statement to the effect that the principal conductor of that paper confessed, after the unfortunate issue of the first battle of Bull Run, that he had " done very wrong in urging an advance of the Union army upon the rebels prior to that disaster." It was certainly our impression that the editor of the Tribune had made an honorable confession of this purport at the time designated, but, if we were mistaken in attributing to him the otily atonement he could make fur his demonstrated error in "urging an advance ' in opposition to the deliberate oonvictions of our military authori ties, we will gratify our contemporary b/ retract ing a statement which does it too much honor, and will substitute for it the deplorable allegation that Mr. Greeley never manifested any penitence in view of the mischicf done by the infatuated counsels of the Tribune at that time. It is evi dent that our contemporary desires to stand for the full-length likeness painted by Dryden in the lines descriptive of one who was as " atiff in opin ions" as he was "always in the wrong." The Tribune having said on the 9th of Novem ber, 1860, that M tho right of seoession may be revolutionary, but it exists nevertheless," now asks to be allowed the privilege of interpreting this saying by the following illustrative commen tary : " The Nation*! Intelligencer devote* more colninn* to dexterou* citation* of pa*Mge* from our column* through h aerie* of yearn, de*igned to prove that ' the Tribune he lieve* in the revolutionary right of aece*?ion ' We believe in exactly *iich right a* i* affirmed in the preamble to the Declaration of American Independence?neither le** nor more. Doea the Intelligencer believe that preamble aound doctrine? Ye* or no!" Waiving all claim to " dexterity " in tho citation of such passages, scattered as they are through the columns of the Tribune for two or three years past, we leave the conductors of that journal in undisputed possession of the vantago ground they suppose themselves to oocupy when they identify the cause of the Southern insurgents with that of our Revolutionary Fathers. This, wo know, is habitually dono by tho leaders of the insurrection, who popularly call their movement " tho second war of independence," and the Tribune has an un doubted right to endorse their views on this point, if it thinks them just and sound. We do not be lieve in atiy "revolutionary right" under the Constitution of tho United States, for it was pro oisely to guard against the assumption of such an anomaly that the framcrs of that instrument pro vided a poaceful modo for its amendment or entire abrogation. Whatever may be the undefined " right of revolution " under Monarchies or Gov ernments which make no oonstitntional provision for a change of polity, there is no suoh "right" under the beneficent prescriptions of our organic law. t INVASION OF PENNSYLVANIA. ADVANCE OF THE REBELS. Hahkisuuhg, June 24, Mimni<;iit?The rebels are withiu twenty-five miles of Harrisburg. The enemy's co lumn halted abont daik, eight mile* the other side of Car lisle, and went into camp. The authorities are ill tele grapbio communication with Greyson Station, which is two miles from the rebel pickets. Their line to-night is very strong. The result of to-morrow is looked forward to with much anxiety, and not without some doubts. Qen. Knipe may give the enemy battle at Carlisle, or he can fall back to the Susquehauna. A battle will undoubtedly be fought or the place evacuated before to-morrow night. Gen. Couch has thrown a strong column of men in the neighborhood of Gettysburg, on the enemy's right flank. This, in connexion with certaiu movements of the Army of the Potomac in their rear, will make it a dangerous experiment for thi'in to attempt to hold the line of the Susquehauna. The works on the opposite side of the river have been completed, and the guns are being mounted. The Philadelphia Grey Unserves, eleven hu dred strong, are still here, but refuse to be mustered in. Their conduct is severely commented ou by the o'.her troops. Gen. Andrew Porter arrived here to-d-y, and t-ndered his services to the authorities. Every thing in qu;et in the ueighbi rhood of Gettysburg and Hanover Junction Great activity is being displayed in that quarter to prevent any demonstration on the lines of the Northern Central Rail road. IIakriskuko, June 25, 12? o'clock A. M?It is report ed and believed that Milroy has been relieved of his com mand. It is known hero to a certainty that twenty regi. incuts of rebel infantry passed through Ctiambersburg to day. They were moving in this direction, and undoubtedly consisted of Ewell's corps, (late Stonewall Jackson's ) Im portant events are likely to transpire to-morrow. PHILADELPHIA, June 25?The Pennsylvani* Railroad Company have received a despa'ch datel Carlisle, II o'clock this morning, which says that the rebels com menced moving at 10 o'clock, an-J their advance was then ei^ht miles off. A Harrinburg despatch says that the rebel Jeukius is at. MoConm-lUburg, Fulton county, and that the rebels have ten regiments, with artillery and cavalry, on 8?uth Moun tain, beyond Gettysburg. Business in Philadelphia is partially suspended, as the receipts and shipment of goods by the Pennsylvania rail road is temporarily suspended. Bloody Run, (Pa.) June 24.?Imboden's whole force is concentrated at Hancock. Our forces evacuated Mc ConnelUburg this evening, which was occupied by r^-bel cavalry. The operator left. Things look as if lively work were ahead in this region. McIlvain's Hotel, (fourteen miles west of McCon nellsburg, Pa.) June 25 ?The rebels in force entered Mc Connellsburg last night at eight o'clock. The telegraph operator, after a perilous journey through the mountains, has reached this place and established an office. The advance of the rebels was met by a squad of the Twelfth Pennsylvania Cavalry, and a brisk skirmish en sued. The latter were finally compelled to retire before superior numbers, with a loss of three wounded. A regi ment of militia, under Col. Zink, fell back at the advance of the enemy, but an " independent" company, under Capt. Wallace, took its position in the mountains, " bush whacking" the rebels with great success. A number of them are known to have been killed, but the extent of their loss is unknown. Fears are entertained for the safe ty of Capt. Wallace and his company, as he has not yet made his appearance; but it is believed he has retired to the other side of the mountains. The rebels had wagou trains, aud from appearances they intended to occupy the valley for a long time. HarkisbuRG, JUNE 25, P. M?During the whole of last night and up to the present time long trains of wagons, laden with goods and household furniture, have entered the city from the Valley. The farmers are flocking in with their horses, also any number of contrabands, of all ages and sexes. There are about six hundred contrabands between here and Carlisle on their way The Jews and money traders are packing their goods ready for shipment. The matter of declaring martial law is uader considera tion, to prevent all able-bodied men from leaving the city. This is considered as the only mode of compelling hundreds of persons, whose only desire is to make money out of the misfortunes of their fellow-creatures, to remain to defend the city. The rebel column is slowly advancing on Car lisle. FIFTY THOUSAND MILITIA CALLED FOR. Harrikburu, Junk 26.?Tbe Governor will, by aufho. rity of the War Department, issue a proclamation, which will be published to morrow, calling for 6fty thousand mi litia for the defence of tbe 8tate, to serve for three months. They will be apportioned among the different counties. Gen. W. F. Smith han been assigned to the defence of Susquehanna river, and Col. Pierce has been nssigned t - ?the command of the troops at Bloody Run, Gen. Milroy having been relieved. Gen. Dana is amigued to the command of the defences at Philadelphia. REBEL OCCUPATION OF GETTYSBURG. IIanovkr Junction, Junk 27.?Col. Jeunings's regi ment lefc Harrisburg on Thursday for Gettysburg. On Friday morning the regiment went to Gettysburg. The Philadelphia city troops and another cavalry company pre ceded them. The cavalry was three miles beyond Mtrsh Creek, and the enemy were then in tbe mounta ns at Cash town, eight miles we?t, but they advanced, and our troops, after some skirmishing, fell back towards York. At three o'clock on Friday afternoon our cavalry left Gettysburg as the rebels entered. The telegrsph operator, postmaster, and revenue assessor escaped. Before leaving a train ot thirteen freight cars, some with Col. Jennings' supplies, were run to this side of the bridge, at the edge of the town. The bridge and train were afterwards destroyed by the rebels On Friday night the rebels encamped on Wolfs farm, a mile and a half this side of the town Their force was represented to be eight thousand strong, with artillery Gen. Robinson is in command. At midnight their pickets were near Oxford. All the rolling stock of the Gettysburg and Hanover railroad has been saved. The cars destroyed belonged to tbe Pennsylvania Central rail road. REBEL OCCUPATION OF CARLISLE* HarrisnuR(t, Junk 37.?Carlisle was occupied ab><ut ten o'clock this morning by the rebels. At twelve they were three miles this side, and still advancing. Our cav alry force, which has been watching their movements, is gradually retiring. The enemy have a line of pickets ex tending from Carlisle to Gettysburg. They are moving in this direction in three oolumns. What has remained of the Government archives are now being packed up for ship ment. Tho Susquehanna is rapidly rising, which will destroy nil the forda Gen Smith, commanding the troops on the other side of the river, considers his position im pregnable. REBEL EVACUATION OF MrCONNELLSBURG. MrCoNNKLLHRURo, Junk '27.?The rebels evacuated this place at nine o'clock yesterday morning. On Thurs day evening their pickets were driven in by a detachment of the First N?w York Cavalry, under Major Adams, causing quite an alarm among them. The cause of their retreat is supposed to be the fear of a flank movement, an operation for which the country offers great facilities. Tbe rebels were about five thousand strong, under com mand of Gen. Stuart. They retreated in the direction o> Cbamborsburg, and wiil to-day Join the forces that are menacing Harrisburg. THE ENEMY APPROACHING YORK. HARRinnuRo, Junk 87,5 P. M.?The rebel column, under Gen. Early, which was at Gettysburg yesterday, reached the Northern Central railroad a few minutes after twelve to-day, ajc a point between York and Hanover Junc tion. The wires were cut, and no further new* of th^ir movements is known up to the present time. A.despatch from York states that the rebels are in force at Abbotts town, a village fourteen miles from there. The column which passed through Carlisle this morning is now at Kingston, thirteen miles from here. They have met with no opposition as yet. As they uppro&ch Harrisburg their movements will be slow and cautious. YORK OCCUPIED BY THE ENEMY. Harrisburg, JUNE 27.?The rebels occupied York at five o'clock this evening. No resistance was made by our troops. The regiments of Colonels Thomas and Frick are known to be safe. York is ten miles from Columbia. SKIRMISH AT STERRETT'S GAP. Harrisburg, Junk 27.?At three o'clock t<?-day a skir mish took place at S:errett's Gap, eleven miles from where the Pennsylvania Ruilroa<l cr ,ss*8 the Susquehanna river. We had four men killed in the skirmish. Sterrett's Gap is eighteen miles above Harrisburg. The people from all parts of the Stat* are promptly responding to the Governor's proclamation of yesterday. Tho excitement here is most intense. The streets aie crowded with citizens and Grangers, who are turning <ut by thousands to defend the city The greatest harmony and good feeling prevails Adju tau Qeneial Russell issued an order this attent ion that arms should be given to* all citizens on application at the Arsenal. When it became known, the result was that at lenst three thousand persons made application, m- st of whom on leaving carried away a gun. Must of the men who had arms were formed into companies and marched across the river. PENNSYLVANIA CENTRAL PROBABLY CUT. HakkisBUHQ, Jink 27. Midnight.?Inform it ion has been received here thai the rebel force which wan at Sti r rett's Gap at thr.*;* o'clock has ai rived in front of Duncan non, the junction of the Susquebauna and Juniata rivers. In that event the Pennsylvania Central railroad will be cut. THE BRIDGE AT COLUMBIA BURNT. Philadelphia, Junk 28.?The rebels occupy a posi tion on the Susquehanna River, opposite Columbia, our troops having reti'ed from the western bank to Colum bia. The bridge will probably be destroyed. It is a mile and a quarter long. Harrisburg, June 28, 8 P. M.?The bridge at Colum bia is in flames. Philadelphia, Junk 28?The excitement in this ciiy is intense. Third stre >t is thronged with people awaiting uews. The merchants have revived to close thi-ir stores and recruit a regiment immediately. The Union L-sgu-s have also started. The Corn Exchange Guard have a re cruiting psrty marching through th. st eets. NOURIRTOWN, JUNE 28? he mmu acturers are deter mined to c ose work until the rebels are <luv n from the State. They have raised ten thousand d >11 .rs to pay the wagea of all those who volu teer during their absence. Five hundred men will leave Harrisburg in the morning. POSITIONS OF THE ENKMY. Harrisburg, Junk 29.?Forty-two rebel prisoners, in eluding a major aud a lieutenant, were sent to Philadel phia for safe keeping to-day. They are the accumulation of the past week. A citizen of (Jarlisle who left that place at 11 o'cl ck last night arrived here to-day. lie states that the bar racks are occupied by sevei\ thousand men, besides a bri gade stationed at each end ol the tow n, lie left there on Saturday for Gettyfburg, where Longstreet's headquarters are now established. Hill's corps was between Carlisle and*Chambersburg, while Anderson's corps was at Cham bersburg on Friday. This is the latest information re ceived here in regard to the position of the main body of Lee'i army. The enemy has shown do disposition to advance upon Harrisburg to-day. MOVEMENTS OF THE REBEL FORCES. Harrisburg, Junk 29, l? o'clock.?Two refugees have just arrived here by the Pittsburg mail who left Cham bersburg Saturday evening They state that at II o'clock on Saturday Gen. Lee, in company with Longstreet and A. P. Hill, and their staff and an escort, left Chambers burg, taking the Baltimore pike in the direction of Get tysburg. When they left Hill's corps was passing through the town, taking the road by which Lee went out. The only troops that passed through Chambersburg in this di rection were Rhodes's and Johnson's divisions of Swell's Corps. BRIDGES DESTROYED. Baltimore, Junk 29.?A train on the Northern Cen tral railway proceeded yesterday afternoon a* far hh Glen rock. Tbey report that there was at that time no rebeltt at that point, and that none had been there. T <?v*lry that visited the Hanover Junction had also left, and no re bels were known to be on the line of the road this side of York. They had destroyed the bridge ne'ar the Hanover Junction, and one betweeu that point and York. The Connewagn bridge, beyond York, whs al?o destroyed, as well as a bridge a few mile* further t>ward* Ha risburg. FORCED CONTRIBUTIONS AT YORK. Phii.ADK1.PHIA, Jl?NK 20.?The North American has the following information from York : "The rebel* were in full occupation yesterday. It is estimated that their whi le force in the c unty is not lees than ten thousand. Gen. Early had his headquarters in York with three thousand m? n and several pieces of artil lery. Gen. Gordon was encamped out*ide the town yes terday with twenty-five hundred men and seven pieces of artillery. " Th'? rebels yeoterday demanded of the town authori ties the following contribution*: '"One huudred thousand dollars in United Sfxte* Trea sury notes ; 200 barrels of fl >ur; 40,000 pmnds of fresh b?*ef; 110,000 bushels of corn; 1.0(H) puirs of shoos, and ? ho same number of pair* of stockings, and I 000 coa's and csps,be?ides various oth**r"articles amounting in valu to not less than $150,000.' " The delive-y of this money and th- *e stores was re quired by noon to-day, or, in cane of failure, the rebels would help themselves, and the people were notified tbey must take the consequences " BREAKING UP THE R4IL&OAD. baltimore, J (INK 29.? The rebels sheared this m >rn ing at an early hour four miles beyond Marriottsville, and tore up the track About II o'cl ick another small force appeared at Sykesville, tliirty-? lie miles from Baltimore, and destroyed the trar k A rebel cavalry force camped last night at Sandy Spring, in Montgomery county, and sent < ut scouting parties, which are supposed to be the same which appeared at the point above mentioned. The Washington road is as yet unmolested. EXCITEMENT AT LANCASTER. Lancaster, Joke 28.? The occupation of York by th rebels ha* crest* d unbounded excitement. A regiment ha* been recruited in this city this morning, and moves out to night Another will follow up to-morrow. The roads from the Susquehanna are lined with refugees from York county, driving their stock and carrying their valuable pro perty wi h them. The bridges, fords, and ferries along our county line are strongly guarded. EVACUATION OF WRIOHTSVILLE. Columbia, Junk 29?1.40 P. M.?8e?en citn -ns, under a flag of truce, have just come across from Wnghtsville The rebels evacuated Wrightsville nt lOo'clock this morn ing. They went towards York. Private property and the canal was not interfered with. They arrived at the bridge yesterday a few minutes after our troops crossed. Lieut Col. Sickles and twenty of the 20th regiment were cap tured in town The rebels s?y that this is the centre col umn, there being one column above and one^elow. The rebels yesterday poured into town from all directions. It was Gordon's division of Early's corps. THE REBELH INACTIVE. PHILADELPHIA, Junk 89.?Information was received by the authorities this morning, which they consider per fectly relia* ?. thirty-seven thousand troops hi^ passed through Chambersburg up to Saturday, together with one hundred aud four pieces of artillery. Geo. Lee was at Chambersburg with bis stn tf on Saturday. The indication* were that a strong effort will be made to obtain a foothold ou this aide of the river. The rebel* had remained appa rently luactive in our frout up to the present time. PIIILADELPIJIA MOVING FOR DEFENCE Philadelphia, Junk 29.?No meeting of the Board of Brokers to-day. Panic among outsider*, aud prices have declined. The Corn Exchange has raised five companies of vo lunteer*. This morning the coal dealers held a meeting, and re solved to close their collieries till tho crisis has passed, so that the miners can volunteer. The merchants have resolved to raise a million dollars. Their stores are to be closed till the money is raised and the men forwarded for the defence of the city aud State. Men leaving their employments are to bj paid during their absence. Philadelphia, June 29.?The Board of Brokers to day ras' d twenty-five thousand dollars to be divided among live hundred men who volunteer for the emergency. Re solutions were bdopted to adjourn every afternoon at three o'clock so as t" give the members au opportunity for drill. The Stock Board agreed to hold but one meeting each day, adjourning at twelve o'clock. Gen. Dana has made a r.'qnihition on the Mayor for two thousand men to work upon the fortifications. It is understood that a line of entrenchments in tins city will be commenced to-morrow. At a meeting of the clergymen to-day they offered their services to the Mayor to labor on the fortifications. CAPTURE OF REBEL CAVALRY. ? BaI.TIMOKE, June 29.?We learn that a portion of Gen. Pleasotiton's cavalry whs yesterday operating in the rear of the ? neiny in the vicinity of Gettysburg, and cap turod several parlies of rebel cavalry out ou a foraging expt d tion in the surrounding country. One party of one hundr d and fifty rebel cavalr> prisoners arrived ar Fr?-d erirk yesterday, and^ it wa* repo ted that several other captures had been mad--, and the prisoners sriit into oth> r points on our lmes. Th-y had wiih th-iui considerable quantities of hor?e^aud cattl* HARRISBURG STILL SAFE. H\RnrsBL'K(J, June 29.? I hroughoutthe day oar force? nave held n position beyond the Harrisburu f >r ifi-at'ons, in anti ip-ttii n of th- enemy's advance. I be n bel- have not fh'iwn an mclinat on to make an attack. Th s morning -? f-w shots v*ere exchanged between the rebel and our o.vn pickets, and subsequently our men practiced with the m 'iiniH.l guns in order to g t the range. Trie opinion is <ain:.'g credence ihatt'.e rebels are mai oauvnng to take Htrrii-burg by ? lltuk luovem- nt. MarrikBUkG, June 29 ?Midnight.?On the Northern Central rairoul si* bridges have b en burnt between Goldnboro' ntid York, a dis anee of stx'eeu miles. (ireat anxiety i? felt here for the sa e y ?l th- P -nosyl vaniaCentral rai road. The enemy's movements show that t ey are endeavoung to reach the Pennsylvania road some thirty or forty miles west of this city. At this bonr every thing is quiet, and the troops are rapidly arriving for the defence of the State capital. Philadelphia, June 30.?A despatch from Ilarris bu'g, received this morning, sta es that the authorities at Harrisburg have information, apparently reliable, that Ewell's corps, with portions of Hill's and Longstreet's,. will move from Carlisle to-day towards Harrisburg. They number about forty thousand men. Baltimore, Junk 30?We learn this morning that the >-nomy is falling back from Harrisburg and ooming down in the direciou of York, where the whole rebel army is concentrating. Stuart will probably join Lee in the vicinity of York to-day. Harrisburo, June 30?All quiet. The reVels have retreated beyoud Carlisle. REBEL EVACUATION OF YORK. Columbia. (Pa.) Joke 30.?S. 8. Blair, Train Master of the Northern Central Railroad,left York at eight o'clock this morning, when the rebels had all left, excepting the rear-guard, which was in >viog off when he c tme away, fhey left very unexpectedly, and somewhat in haste. It was reported that Gen. Piens >o ton's outer pickets had been seen within four mi'es of York. The demand on the citizens of York, including $ 100,000 ir. money, w?s about $300,"00. The citizens raised #30 000 in cash and subsistence, and had twenty days to contribute 'he remainder. No private families were molested. The citizens were all treated with respect, and the railroad property was not disturbed, excepting about thirty-one cars which were at the shop* for repairs. South of Gl?r. rock the railroad was not disturbed. Thu reb '1 force at York was not over eight thousand men, with eighteen pieces of artillery Their forces at Wright<ville were three thousand, with fivo pieces of artil lery. LEE CONCENTRATING HIS FORCES. HarrisHURii, (Penh.) Junk :W.?Yesterday four hun dred cavnlry belonging to Col. Pierce's command had a tight with Imboden's cavalry, at McConnellsburg, defeat ing them. and driving them through tbe town. The rebels had three men killed. On our side two men were wound ed. We t>>ok thirty-three prisoner*. Early's division leit York thin morning, taking the road to Carlisle. Lw is now concentrating his army in tbe val ley between Sbippensburg and Chambersburg, evidently anticipating an attack from the Army of the Potomac. Eweli's corps is ?till in front of Harrisburg, and may at tack at any time. PREPARATIONS IN OHIO. Cincinnati, June 30?The committees of the City Councils and of citizen* bid an interview with Gen. Rura ? ide last night in relation to the defence* of the city. The c -mmittees adjourned without drfinite action to meet Hiis morning. There wa? a general ? uspcnsion of business At, Colum bus yesterday A meeting wa< aUo held at the State House, which was addressed ty Governor Tod, who said he had information that i was the de-ign of the reb Is to enter Ohio wit.hiu the neit mouth. A committee of citi zens wa? appointed to adopt a plaii of action, and rnise volunteers for home defence. APPREHENDED INVASION OF KENTUCKY. Cincinnati, June 30.? The Commercial's special deu sparch from Central K ntucky ?a>s: " Matters on the Cumb rland river wear a threatening aspect The reb-ls are reported to be in force at Alba ny They are said to number about fifteen ih<>u?a.id men. The rebels are commanded by Gens. Prgratn a* d Mar shall. who are picturing to advance into K-ntucky from Wnlkrr and Cumberland Gaps An advance of ibe rebel force entered Columbia yesterday. Tbe character of the rebel movements is not ye', fully developed, but those in command ol our forces are ooi.fident of their ability to re pel any aitai k the enemy will be likely tw make." MR. VaLLANIHGHAM Nkw Yokk, July 1.? Mr Vnllandigham arrived at Bermuda on the &2d of June. REQUISITION ON THE MILITIA. Cincinnati, July I ?The special meeting of the City Councils last night resolved to put the State militia law into force at once. All citiatens between eighteen and forty-five yrars of age, not physically disabled, are to be organized into companies on the 4th of July, and are sub ject to the Governor's call for duty in such numbers as he may think necessary. REBEL MARAUDERS NEAR MOUNT VERNON Wt learn that the village of Acco ink. below Mount Vernon, was visited on Sunday last by hbout ihirry rebel cavalry, under command 01 Leut. 1)>? s. who ?ei? d en horses and mules belo ging to tfce Union l*ml?e? ih^re, and < arried off a nrgio boy. 'I'bey also searched thelh ijs* ? and took aw*y such ariicl -s a? they wi?hed. Oil M" day night they vi.iied the h>>u*'- of Mr Wr ght, a iune a "j a half this side ol Arcotink, and carried away some articles left there by the officero of the First New Jersey and Se cond Pennsylvania Cavalry. On Tuesday eight of these ma rauders were seen about three miles this side of Acootink.