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Washington Gossip.

Washington, July 9.
--It is stated here that Gov. Hicks, of Maryland, reports that the Secession feeling is strong on the Eastern Shore, and he wants Federal troops to protect the Union men there.

The Cabinet had a consultation to-day with Gen. Scott about sending troops to that portion of Maryland, but the result is not known

Mr. Valiandigham declared, in the Democratic caucus last night, that he preferred peace to the preservation of the Union.

Col. Taylor has arrived in Washington with a flag of truce. A thousand rumors are a float in reference to his mission, but it is believed that it refers to an exchange of prisoners.

It is stated that Gen. Scott is in hourly expectation of intelligence of a battle between Generals Patterson and Johnston, at Edwards' Ferry

The Government has sent reinforcements When the courier left for assistance two Federalists were dead.

At Buckhannon, Capt.Barrett's company, of the Ninth Ohio Regiment, was paraded before the regiment, disarmed, and ordered home, for outrages committed under the command of Lieut. Stratton. Eight privates after intercession with Gen. McClellan, had their arms restored. Several of the culprits were sent to Columbus.

The extreme hot weather checks military movements.

Eulogies on the death of Senator Douglas will be delivered to-morrow, and the usual resolutions adopted.

A daily mail has been established between Washington and Marrinsburg.

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