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Telegraphic News.

The following comes to us through the medium of the Northern Associated Press. Its truth, in all cases, we cannot vouch for:

From Washington.

Washington, June 17.--A scouting party of the Sixty-Ninth Regiment, on returning to their camp at 10 o'clock to-day, captured seven Confederate soldiers, one of whom was a captain, on whose person was found the roll of his regiment, and a diagram and details of a plan for an attack on Arlington Heights.

The bids for the construction of the steam gun-boats advertised by the Navy Department were opened to-day. The largest portion of the bids are from the New England ship-yards and manufactories. The bids for the hulls range from $55,000 to $90,000, and for the engines from $35,000 to $48,000. There are from 100 to 150 bidders for the hulls. The time in which the bidders propose to comply with the obligation ranges, as to the hulls, from 90 to 105 days, and as to the engines from 60 to 160 days.

The above information was obtained from me of the bidders. It may be proper to remark that the Department, as expressed it, the advertisement, reserves the right to accept the proposition most to the interest of the Government, and reject them all at its option.

Quartermaster General Meigs has issued an order to all the assistant quartermasters to make no purchases whatever without first advertising for proposals, even for a short time.

Col. Robert Anderson has been promote Brigadier General.

Ex-Governor A. H. Reeder has declines the tender of a Brigadier Generalship.

Wm. T. Rosecrans has been appointed Brigadier General.

Hon. John A. Gurley is authorized by the President to raise six regiments in Cincinnati.

Lieut Col. Martin has been elected Colonel of the 71st New York Regiment, and Brigadier Major Smith Lieutenant Colonel.

The owner of the three slaves restored by General Sanford resides at Lisbon, Md., and is a Union man. The rendition was under a former proclamation, which met the Executive approval.

Young's Kentucky regiment of cavalry is to be mustered in as fast as the companies shall report. Three or more companies are yet wanting to complete it. It will be commanded by Gen. Josiah Harlan as Colonel, and Young as Lieut. Colonel.

The first Massachusetts regiment, from Boston, arrived here this evening at 7 o'clock.

Army Movements in Western Maryland.

Frederick, June 17.--One regiment of United States volunteers, probably the Rhode Island regiment, are expected here at day break to-morrow. They left Hagerstown last night, and at 5 o'clock this afternoon were at Middletown, eight miles distant from here, where they will encamp for the night, and resuming their march at dawn, arrive here shortly after daybreak. Their destination is unknown.

It was rumored at Hagerstown yesterday that they would proceed to Cumberland, and it is thought probable that they will take the cars at Monocacy station and proceed to Cumberland by way of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. The fact that no provision had yesterday been made for their conveyance across the Potomac, and the scarcity of boats at that point, renders this supposition a very doubtful one.

General Shriver, of this city, has made ample arrangements for breakfasting the force at the several hotels here. During their stay it Frederick they will be quartered at the barracks, on the outskirts of the city. Their expected arrival creates much excitement though not of any unfriendly character.

The regiment, I learn upon high authority were on the point of crossing the Potomac at Williamsport yesterday, when orders were received which led to their diversion from that line of advance, and their subsequent march in this direction.

Major General Patterson's forces are on camped at Hagerstown, and at Fundstown, three miles distant, and at several intervening points.

The evacuation of Harper's Ferry has, it is reported, led to a sudden change in the line of march of this column. A portion of it only had forded the Potomac when the marching orders of the force were countermanded, and they returned to camp.

A large number of wagons were hurriedly collected from the farmers in that vicinity during Saturday night and Sunday, and a messenger who left there this morning states that he saw indications about the camp of an early departure.

The 11th Pennsylvania Regiment reached the camp this morning.

Northern Account of Affairs in Missouri.

Jefferson City, Mo., June 15.--The capital of Missouri was taken possession of at two o'clock this afternoon, on the arrival of the steamer Santa, by five companies of Colonel Blair's Regiment of Missouri Volunteers, under command of Lieut Col. Andrews, and a company of regular artillery, under Captain Totten, all under command of Brigadier Gen. Lyon. The balance of the force remained on board the J. C. Swan until further notice.

A company of regulars, under Maj. Corant, thoroughly searched the country for contraband articles, and found some wheels and other parts of artillery carriages. Governor Jackson and the other leading Secessionists left here on the steamer White Cloud on the 13th inst. Much disappointment was manifested by the troops on finding that the enemy had fled. The officers, however, expressed no surprise, they having been previously informed of the evacuation.

The troops under Lieutenant Colonel Andrew are now occupying the State House.--One or two houses have been searched for Secession flags, but none have been found.

St. Louis, June 17th.--General Lyon has issued a strong proclamation, pointing out the determined efforts of the Governor and Legislature to force the State out of the Union, and the unconstitutionality of the military bill.--He rehearses the result of the conference with Governor Jackson, and states that attempts to execute the provisions of the military bill have imposed most exasperating hardships on peaceful and loyal citizens, with persecutions and proscriptions of those opposed to its provisions.

Complaints of their acts, he says, have been received by him as commander of the Federal forces, and also sent to Washington, with appeals for relief from Union men, who in many instances have been driven from the State.--He gives his orders received from the President, stating that it devolves upon Gen. Lyon to stop them, summarily, by the forces under his command, with such aid as may be required from Kansas, Iowa and Illinois.

St. Louis, June 17.--Report says that Brig. Gen. Slack, while mustering troops into the service of the State at Chillicothe, was taken prisoner by Col. Curtis, with his U. S. volunteers, on their way to St. Joseph. It is understood that Gen. Slack will be taken to Fort Leavenworth.

Movements of the Western Division of the Army.

Cincinnati, June 17.--A special dispatch from Grafton says there is a gradual concentration of Federal troops in the direction of Phillippi. The report of fightin at Buchanan, with considerable loss to the Confederates, has not been authenticated

A number of rifled cannon have arrived here from Ohio, with a large amount of ammunition. There is unusual activity towards Cheat River. The Cenfederates are at Cheat River Mountain Gap, under command of General Jackson.

A messenger from Phillippi announces that scouts have discovered that the Confederates are marching towards Phillippi, and the Federal troops there expected an attack this morning.

Col. Relly is greatly improved.

Apprehended attack in Alexandria.

Alexandria, June 17.--There being strong reasons to suspect an advance of the Confederates from Fairfax C. H. last night, the military here were on the alert, find every preparation was made to meet and repel an attack, but the night passed without an alarm. The position of the Federal forces here is deemed impregnable.

the American flag fired upon.

Cincinnati, June 17.--A special dispatch to the Commercial, from Evansville, Ky., says that the steamer Sarah Kirkwan, bound to Cincinnati and St. Louis, while backing out of Owensboro', Kv., had her flag fired upon by Secession rowdies, and completely riddled with bullets. Other damage was done.

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