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Later from the North.

The Washington Chronicle, of the 15th instant, (one day later,) has been received. There is nothing of interest in its columns. The following is the telegraphic summary contained in its columns, and some extracts taken from it:

Cairo, March 14.--Advises from Memphis are up to Th evening. An important movement of troops in taking place below. Look out for important results soon.

The Pass is likely to give us an advantage not heretofore appreciated. Officers just from Vicksburg say the stronghold must soon capitulate or do worse.

From Port Royal.

New York, March 14.
--The Port Royal advices of the 10th inst. contain an order from Gen. Hunter for a forward movement.

Offered loan to Secretary Chase.

New York, March 14.
--The Express states that Secretary Chase was to day offered a loan of one hundred millions in gold by European parties, which at current rates of exchange would be equivalent to par here.

Great fire in New York.

New York, March 14.
--The fire to night destroyed Allen, Hay & Col's extensive soap and candle factory, in First Avenue, Loss heavy.

We clip the following items from the news summary of the Chronicle:

‘ A writer in the New York Evening Post describes the modus operands of rendering torpedoes harmless, as follows: As the rebels rely very much for the defence of their harbors on the torpedoes placed in the channel ways, I would suggest, if not too late in the day, a simple method of rendering them harmless. It is merely to fire from a cannon a ball with a rope attached to it, precisely as is done on our coasts when a line is projected on board a wreck in the breakers. The ball having dropped to the bottom, when hauled back by the line, will inevitably drag upon the wires to which the torpedoes are attached, and either cause their explosion or cut off their connection with the shore, and thus render them harmless.

The American Bible Society has recently made a grant of 7,000 Bibles and Testaments for circulation in the rebel States, and these are now on their way to Richmond our Government having permitted them to be forwarded.

In the Chicago Court of Chancery, last week, a bid for foreclosure was issued in a cause of Fernande Wood against the heirs, widow, and creditors of the late Stephen A. Douglas. The amount claimed is over $80,000, on property near the Illinois Central railroad works.

Four hundred disasters from Hooker's army have been sentenced by court-martial to hard labor during the residue of their term of enlistment.

Hon. Gerrit Smith has contributed $500 to equip a regiment of colored troops in Massachusetts, and offers $8,000 for the same purpose in New York.

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