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From Harper's Ferry.[Special Correspondence of the Dispatch.] Harper's Ferry, April 23, 1861. The population of this village having increased about three hundred per cent, in the last single week, it now claims to be of importance enough to have a place in the "Correspondence of the Dispatch." Under telegraphic orders from Governor Letcher, received in Staunton on Wednesday, the 17th instant, Major General Harper immediately started with such of his command as could be called so suddenly in the field, and himself and staff traveling all night, reached this place about 12 o'clock on the night of the 18th instant, just in time to be too late to save the loss of 15,000 stand of the most improved arms, which were set on fire by the United States force in command of the Arsenal, on their abandoning the post. So much for not having a railroad from Winchester to Strasburg. Volunteer companies have been arriving daily, and now number over 3,000 select troops, composed of t