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ching steadily towards the city. The number was originally stated at two thousand, but it rose rapidly in the mouth of rumor to five, eight, ten thousand. Instantly the street was in an uproar; the cry to arms rang out; men singly and in groups, with arms of every variety, from patent rifles to common fowling pieces, passed hurriedly around to different rendezvous. A fresh impose was given to the excitement by a second report that another body of troops were marching on the city by the Reisterstown road, and were already at Pikesville, seven miles distant. The throng rushed curiously and excitedly about. The armed men gathered in squads and were formed into companies. The unarmed clamored for weapons and rushed to the gun shops on Baltimore street, which were quickly broken open, and what arms they contained passed out indiscriminately to any who were alert enough to get within reach of the supply. The bells of the church on Second street rang out a startling alarm, communica