The greatest excitement existed throughout York and Adams County, Pennsylvania, as well as at Harrisburgh and throughout the Susquehanna region and the Cleveland Valley.
The farmers sent their women and children, as well as their cattle, away, and armed for the defence of their homes against cavalry raids.
At Wilkesbarre all places of business were closed.
All the church and court-house bells rang for the people to assemble for drill, at which time nearly all the able-bodied men in the town, amounting to some hundreds, assembled in the public square, formed into companies, marched to the river bank and drilled.
Men over sixty years of age fell into the ranks.--Wilkesbarre Record.
This afternoon, in latitude 28°, longitude 94° 10′, the United States steamer Connecticut captured the English schooner Rambler.
She had run the blockade at Sabine Pass, Texas, and was bound to Havana heavily laden with cotton.
Among the papers found on board was a memorandum