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the Washington Star, under date of Saturday, after describing the shelling of Williamsport by the Confederates on Friday last, says: About 11 o'clock Thursday night, it was first whispered around on the streets of the town that the rebels had made their appearance at Falling Waters, and the news spread rapidly. About an hour afterwards, those who had retired for the night were aroused by the tread of horses, cows and sheep, which were being hurriedly driven off by the farmers of Washington county for safety. The rear was brought up by a large string of four-horse wagons loaded with wheat that had already been threshed, but which the millers had refused to receive, owing to the anticipated rebel invasion. The confusion and excitement occasioned by this grand skedaddle at the dead hour of the night can be better imagined than described. In the morning, shortly after the merchants had opened their stores and were ready to transact business, a portion of General Averill's w