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Arrest of a supposed spy. --The report prevailed in this city last evening that a son of the law partner of Louis Mackenzie, whose office is in Alexandria, the last-named member of which firm is well known in this city as a violent Union man, and President of the Loudoun & Hampshire Railroad, was yesterday taken a prisoner by several South Carolina volunteers. On examining his person a map of Harper's Ferry was found adroitly concealed in the collar of his coat, together with a manuscript embodying the writer's ideas in regard to the effective force and disposition of the forces at that point, and the most probable way in which an attack could be made by the Federal troops with the likelihood of success. With this evidence upon him he is said to have been hung as spy.--We give the report for what it is worth. It came from a gentleman who conversed with another who saw the body hanging and gave him the facts.
ield operations with that column with great vigor, to the present end of cutting off the retreat of the forces now at Harper's Ferry, and preventing their reinforcement, either of which can be effected only by passing down the Manassas railroad to thetermination that his services are required in commanding in person the column that will not long hence close down on Harper's Ferry, from this side of the Potomac. Strengthening the column. Additional troops are being daily dispatched acroshe position of affairs. Though the particulars of the movement cannot be given, it is stated that it is not to be on Harper's Ferry, though that point is expected to come again into Federal hands by a flank movement. Naval Movements. The stlso crossed the Ohio at Belair, three miles from Wheeling, for the same destination. This is indicative of events at Harper's Ferry. Passengers from Alexandria to-night state that nothing of especial importance has occurred there to-day. The o
Virginia troops. A gentleman of Lexington, just from Harper's Ferry, informs us that our troops there are infinite condition and eager for the fight. Gentlemen from Washington spoke to our informant of a marked contrast which they observed in the gloomy aspect of the soldiery in the Federal Capital, and the cheerful alacrity visible in every feature and movement of the Southern troops.
wn, made an exhortation, impressing the application of the sermon. In the afternoon, Rev. N. G. North preached from the words of Christ, in answer to the prayer of the penitent malefactor; and the services closed with a copious distribution of religious tracts and books, which were eagerly sought and carried off to the tents. As to the moral power of this regiment, it is sufficient to say that there is a universal impression among those who for five weeks had witnessed its drill at Harper's Ferry, and who have now witnessed its inspection and its devotions on the Lord's Day, both forenoon and afternoon, that it compares favorably, even with Col. August's noble command --a body of troops, which have enshrined the Autumn of 1859 in the memories of glorious old Charlestown. My main design, in this letter, is to tell you of the intense admiration expressed in camp, and in all the households I have visited, for the heroic act of Jackson in shooting down the violator of his homest
The plan. --I am at last enabled to send you a comprehensive announcement of the governmental policy concerning offensive movements. It is the intention of the President to crush out this rebellion, if possible, before the 4th of July, 1861. He has determined and ordered that if it be practicable — simultaneous attacks be made upon Norfolk, Richmond, Harper's Ferry and Pensacola, and that a flotilla be sent down the Mississippi river.--There is to be no trifling. Good citizens will be protected, but traitors will be hung and their property will be confiscated.--Wash. Cor. N. Y. Times.