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Telegraphic dispatches.

Chicago, April 25.
--Acting under orders from the President of the United States, an expedition of Illinois volunteers crossed over to St. Louis last night, advanced upon the Federal Arsenal at St. Louis, and brought immense stores of artillery, ammunition and small arms, which had been stored at that post by the Government. The amount of Federal property thus secured of Missouri is of great value. Among the articles recovered were 21,000 stand of small arms and a park of artillery. There was no fighting.

Harrisburg, April 28.
--The Governor's forthcoming message to the Legislature will reccommend the passage of a stay law. The declaratory part will say that Pennsylvania will open a route leading from the North to Washington, as essential to trade and transit. Whether Maryland stays in or out of the Union, no hostile soil will be permitted to lie between the Capital and States loyal to the Union. Rebellion must be crushed, and the nation restored to its entirety. National property seized and in possession of the rebels must be retaken at every expense. The Governor will recommend an appropriation of several millions of dollars — perhaps five.

Boston, April 27.
--Hon. Caleb Cushing has tendered his services to the Governor in any capacity.

Philadelphia, April 28.
--C. J. Ingersoll has invited Ex-Presidents Buchanan, Pierce, Fillmore, Tyler, Van Buren, and Hon. Mr. Brown to act as arbitrators between the North and the South. There is but little expectation here of any good resulting from the project.

A dispatch from Concord, N. H., says that Ex-President Pierce, in obedience to a dispatch from Mr. Ingersoll, of Pennsylvania, has gone to Philadelphia, and perhaps Baltimore, on a mission to mediate between the Government and the South.

St. Louis, April 27.
--Governor Jackson has declared that his policy is a peace policy. That he convened the Legislature only for the purpose of more perfectly organizing the militia and putting the State in a proper attitude of defence. He told Sterling Price, the President of the State Convention, that body ought not to be called together for the passage of a Secession Ordinance. That he is in favor of retaining the present status of the State, leaving it to time and circumstances as they may raise to determine the best course for Missouri to pursue.

Louisville, April 26.
--The municipal authorities have returned from yesterday's conference with the citizens of Madison and Cincinnati, expressing confidence that amicable relations will be preserved between the three cities during the status of affairs. The troops which left for the Southern Confederacy yesterday went unarmed, and against the advice of the Governor. The report that arms belonging to this Commonwealth went forward for their use, is denied by the highest official authority.

Quebec, April 27.
--Agents of the Federal Government, and other parties, said to be connected with the Vanderbilt line, have been trying to any the Gulf steamers Victoria and Lady Head; also a lot of Enfield rifles and ammunition from our Government, which reduces unconditionally.

Elmira, April 26.
--A destructive fire occurred at Havana last night — Observatory block, owned by Chas Coots, valued at $10,000, being destroyed. The printing office, two dry goods and one grocery store, a saloon, and several offices were among the places consumed. The library of the People's College, valued at $20,000, was also destroyed. Whole loss, $25,000; about $6,000 covered by insurance.

Boston, April 26.
--The Boston Commercial Bulletin list of the business changes gives sixteen failures and suspensions in New York, twelve in Boston, and nineteen in other places, being a total of forty-seven for the week.

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