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From Washington.Strict discipline Inaugurated — Affairs at Harper's Ferry, &c. Washington, July 31.
--Gen. McClellan, expresses it as his opinion that the present will be a war conducted with artillery, and asks that as many batteries as possible be provided.
Gen. McClellan has issued orders to establish a line of pickets along the Potomac to Harper's Ferry, for the purpose of preventing correspondence between the Marylanders and Southerners.
Washington, August 1.--General McClellan has issued an order prohibiting officers and soldiers from leaving their camps; and from visiting hotels.
At Harper's Ferry all is quiet.
Gen. Banks is occupied in throwing up entrenchments and drilling his men.
Secret movements are in progress to remove all Secessionists from their positions in any of the Departments.
Washington, August 1.--The Conference Committee on the direct tax and the Tarith have been in session twenty-four hours, and are getting up a general bill,