Gossip of Washington
correspondents---the "Female Rebels"---Abolition Consuls appointed---a fight near at hand---skirmishing, &c.
--A special dispatch to the New York Times
says the captured females have been placed in a commodious dwelling, and that several have been arrested besides those named previously.
Special to Commercial!
says Mrs. Grenhow
, aunt to Mr. Douglas
, is among the arrested.
, an old anti-slavery man, has been appointed Consul to Bristol
Political arrests are not to be published hereafter.
of this morning, says that a battle across the Potomac
cannot be avoided many days longer.
has been appointed Consul to Newcastle, England
Advices from Virginia
report everything quiet, but there are strong indications of an attack within a short time.
The Confederates are in possession of Bailey's Cross Roads, and are bringing up baggage from Springfield
, for miles distant.
Special to the Herald,
last night at ten o'clock, says the Franklin Brigade
and five New York regiments were ordered to advance without knapsacks.
They marched within two and a half miles of Bailey's Cross Roads Early this morning the Confederates
opened fire upon them with two rifled cannon, about a quarter of a mile beyond Bailey's Cross Roads, driving in the Federal
pickets and following them within one mile and a half of Franklin
Three thousand Federals, with five cannon, marched to a point near the crossing, and 800 were sent into an adjacent corn-field.
The Confederates are now 800 yards distant.
The correspondent of the New York Times
expresses the opinion that the Confederates
must make an attack at an early day. From information received, the correspondent says:
"Large numbers of troops are in and about Manassas
, and are scattered on the roads leading from Richmond
and towards Strasburg
The correspondent of the Herald
says "the Confederates
not only maintain their old lines, but have encroached half a mile, and occupy several important strategic points."