Plot discovered to burn Willard's Hotel--
Lincoln and Old Scott Badly Scared.
Alexandria, April 20.
--A plot to burn Willard's Hotel, at Washington
, was discovered last night.
Fifteen bundles of inflammable material were found distributed in various parts of the building, with slow matches attached.
Cassius M. Clay
and seventy-five Border Ruffians are quartered at Willard
's, and it is supposed the plot was to exterminate these scoundrels.
and Old Scott have been frightened out of seven years growth.
They are hourly expecting that the White house
and other public buildings will be blown to pieces.
The citizens generally partake of the alarm, and women and children are fast leaving the place.
All along the line of railroad from Alexandria
, the troops are drilling, and the Confederate
flag is flying.
The war spirit in Virginia
is now thoroughly aroused, and the Capitol
must soon fall into the hands of our troops.
A band of seventy-five border ruffians are quartered in the east room of the White House
, and great indignation is expressed at such a desecration.