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From Washington.

The Alexandria Gazette, of yesterday, has the following from the Federal city:

The pumps and hydrants on the public thoroughfares are made use of by the troops as bathing places, and around each one are to be seen at all times, much to the annoyance of the ladies, squads of men engaged in cleansing themselves.

The citizens, even those of strong Republican proclivities, are becoming sick and tired of soldiers, by which their city is at present occupied. The women are kept in constant alarm, and the exodus from the capital continues.

The following are the Marine movements at the Navy-Yard and Arsenal to-day. The Pawnee left with a large three-masted schooner in tow. The Baltimore with a transport in tow arrived. The Philadelphia went down the river in the morning, but came up in the evening. The Mount Vernon and the Anacostia arrived. The Chesapeake sailed. Steamer Boston with transport in tow, left late in the evening.

The most rational supposition indulged in by the quid-nuncs here, is that the Government intends to ‘"re-possess"’ Harper's Ferry and the Gosport Navy-Yard. Some talk, too, is made of bringing a large war steamer up the Potomac, drawing 22 feet. The Government has no difficulty, so far, in procuring pilots from the North, principally, to navigate their vessels up the river.

The Washington Star, of Thursday evening, says:

‘ It affords us great pleasure to be able to state that it is understood to-day that Col. Mansfield, U. S. A., the military commandant here, has been this morning, or is about to be, promoted to a Brigadier General.

’ It seems to be understood that the First Regiment of New York Zouaves are at once to change their present arms — Sharpe's carbines — for the Minnie rifle with sabre bayonet.

A Board of U. S. Naval Officers is believed to have been ordered to Europe yesterday on special service — probably to purchase vessels-of-war for the Government, we apprehend.

Major Anderson was serenaded on Tuesday night. The assemblage was addressed by General Runyon, of the New Jersey Regiment, who said that in a few days they would be called upon to cross the Potomac, [cheers from members of various regiments,] and that they would be called upon to take Alexandria, Norfolk and Richmond; [cries of ‘"That's the ticket!"’] and that he expected they would not be required to stop until they took Charleston.

Yesterday the class of West Point Cadets, 45 in number, that graduated on Monday last, arrived in this city, in pursuance of orders from the Secretary of War, and reported for duty to General Mansfield, in command here.

One hundred men of the New York Firemen Zouaves have been detailed to erect tents (the Sibley army tent) near Benning's Bridge, where the regiment is to be stationed. They expect to go into camp at once.

This morning about 7½ o'clock, by the accidental concussion of muskets in a stack in front of one of the tents at Camp Cameron, a piece was discharged, resulting in the death of a member of the Seventh Regiment, 8th company, by the name of Lady Keyes.

Orders have been issued prohibiting the firing of guns in or about quarters, or in the corporation limits of the city, except in case of emergency. The beating of drums after sunset, marching through the streets, is also prohibited; also, the carrying of arms except on special service.

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