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Further from the North.

Northern dates of the 25th inst. have been received. Of course the papers are chiefly filled with news concerning. General Ewell's march in Maryland and Pennsylvania. A dispatch from McConnelsburg, dated on the 23d, asserts on the authority of two Confederate deserters that the whole of Ewell's corps is within the State of Pennsylvania, and that the rebels are overrunning Franklin. They had taken Mercersburg in the same county, and driven in the Federal pickets on the other side of that town, in their advance on Harrisburg At Harrisburg great excitement prevailed on the evening of the 24th, at the report that the enemy were advancing in strong force on Carlisle, which is about 7 miles from the town. They were meeting with no opposition. Gen Knipe would probably give them battle at that place on the 25th, on which day they were expected to arrive. No infantry had been discovered in the rebel force, though a large body was thought to be with it. From another deserter, the statement is published that Ewell has only 12,000 men. They left Hagerstown Md., on the 21st. The people of Harrisburg had their feelings somewhat composed by "sixteen veterans of the was " tendering their serviced to the Governor to defend the capital. We are afraid that the Confederate veterans of 1863 will be too much for the old soldiers. A dispatch from Harrisburg, dated midnight of the 24th, says:

‘ The rebels are within twenty-five miles of Harrisburg. The enemy's column halted about dusk, eight miles the other side of Carlisle, and went into camp.

The authorities are in telegraphic communication with Greyson Station, which is two miles from the rebel pickets. Their line to night is very strong. The result of to morrow is looked forward to with much anxiety, and not without some doubts. General Knipe may give the enemy battle at Carlisle, or he can fall back to the Susquehanna.

A battle will undoubtedly be fought, or the place evacuated, before to-morrow night--General Couch has thrown a strong column of men in the neighborhood of Gettysburg, on the enemy's right flank. This, in connection with certain movements of the Army of the Potomac in their rear, will make it a dangerous experiment for them to attempt to hold the line of the Susquehanna.

Numerous arrests have been made to-day on the South side of the river, of parties suspected of being rebel spies and guerillas; but on their cases being investigated, most of them proved to be refugees. The clerks and other attaches of the State Capitol to-day organized themselves into a company for the defence of the city.

The works on the opposite side of the river have been completed, and the guns are being mounted. The Philadelphia Gray Reserves, 1,100 strong, are still here, but refuse to be mustered in. Their conduct is severely commented on by the other troops.

Gen. Andrew Porter arrived here to-day and tendered his services to the authorities. --Everything is quiet in the neighborhood of Gettysburg and Hanover Junction.

Great activity is being displayed in that quarter to prevent any demonstration on the lines of the Northern Central Railroad.

Yankee report of the capture of the C. S. Steamer Atlanta.

The official reports of the officers commanding the U. S. steamers Weehawken and Nahaut give a lengthy account of the Confederate iron-clad Atlanta, on the 17th, in Warsaw Sound, Ga. The engagement commenced at five minutes to 5 o'clock A. M., when the Atlanta, one mile and a half distant, fired a rifled shot, which passed across the stern and struck near the Nahant. The Atlanta was lying across the channel, awaiting attack. At a quarter past 5 o'clock the U. S. steamers having come within three hundred yards commenced firing.

At half-past 5 o'clock the Atlanta's colors were hauled down, and a white flag hoisted. A boat was sent alongside, and at a quarter to G L!. Alexander boarded the Weehawken to surrender the Atlanta. He reported the vessel aground, on the sand spit that makes to the southeast of Cabbage island. Shortly afterwards Capt. W. A. Webb came on board and delivered up his sword. On examination of the Atlanta, it was found that four of the five shots fired at her took effect, the first on the inclined side by a fifteen-inch coned shot, which, although fired an angle of fifteen degrees with her feel, broke in the armor and wood backing, strewing the deck with splinters, prostrating about forty men by the concussion, and wounding several by broken pieces of armor and splinters. One man has since died. The second shot, an 11 inch solid, struck the edge of the knuckle, doing no damage, except breaking a plate or two. The third shot, a 15 inch cone, struck the top of the pilot house, knocking it off and wounding two pilots and a steering man at the wheel. The fourth shot, supposed to be a 11 inch, struck the port stopper in the centre, breaking it in two, shattering it very much, and driving many of the fragments in through the port — At 20 minutes past 8 o'clock, the engine of the Atlanta was secured by engineer J. G. Young, and the vessel backed off into deep water, when she was brought to an anchor — The wounded were sixteen in number.

The position of Fey's army

A letter from Frederick, Md., dated the 24th says:

‘ It is rumored here, and generally believed, that the greater part of Lee's army has crossed the Potomac, and is now on the soil of Maryland. It is confidently asserted that the crossing was made at three points.--Williamsport, Shepherdstown, and Antietam fords, and that it has been going on since Friday or Saturday last. The people of Pennsylvania must now be prepared to defend their soil from the tread of the invader, for devastation, plunder, and destruction follow in the track of these Godforsaken traitors. Momentous events are at hand. I have not the time, nor the desire to expatiate further, and shall close with the expression of the heart felt prayer--"May God save the Commonwealth."

What the Canals and Railroads are Suffering.

A correspondent of the Philadelphia inquirer, writing from Frederick, Md., on the 24th, speaking of the damage done by the Confederate forces to the Chesapeake and Ohio canal, says.

‘ The aqueduct on the canal at Williamsport has been blown up, the locks destroyed, and all the boats in the vicinity burned. The lock gates at Millstown Point were also torn out, and six canal boats burned. At Green Spring the embankment was broken, and the water running out of the canal into the fields. He corroborated the statement of the other refugee that the canal was a perfect wreck from Williamsport to Cumberland, Md.

The rebels have burned about three hundred canal boats on the Baltimore and Ohio canal. They paroled the boatmen and drivers not to divulge any of their movements, and then released them after taking possession of the horses employed in towing the boats.

All the bridges on the railroad between the Opequon and Cumberland have been destroyed, track torn up in many places, and water tanks burned and demolished. At the North Branch bridge, over the Potomac, they fired seventeen shots from a 12 pounder before they could break the top cord, the bridge being an iron one and a very fine structure. Only one span of this bridge was destroyed. The bridge over the South Branch was destroyed entirely.

The bridges over Back Creek, Sleepy Creek, Sir John's Run, and Green Spring Run, were all burned, and the water tanks at Green Spring Run and Sir John's Run were both burned. The devastation has been extensive and complete.

The same correspondent saw droves of fat cattle driven South through Martinsburg, and large numbers of horses, the fruits of plander in Western Maryland and Pennsylvania.

The advance up the Peninsula.

The plan of the Yankee raid up the Peninsula, as we gather from letters in the Northern papers, was this; Gen. Wise was supposed to have a regiment of his command at Diascund Bridge. Keyes sent three regiments up James river to land on the Chickahominy, and thus draw Wise's attention to his right, while Gordon's division was to go up and attack him in front. When Gordon's advance reached the Twelve mile ordinary he sent forward a regiment of infantry, two squadrons of cavalry and a section of artillery, under Col. West. to attack the force which it was supposed Wise would leave at Diascund Bridge after sending a portion of his troops to the Chickahominy to stop the advance there. At the same time two regiments of infantry were sent up the Centreville road to get in rear of Diascund and capture the Confederates when they should be driven in by Col. West. Of course the trapping of Wise proved a dead failure. Of the expedition which landed at the White House with Keyed, nothing is said. The correspondent says Peck is advancing from Suffolk.


John Morgan has creased into Kentucky, with 5,000 rebel cavalry.

Only 21 regiments have been sent from other States to aid Pennsylvania in driving back the Confederates.

A Pennsylvania letter writer gives the following whine: "Our poor farmers are driving off their cattle in crowds." He might have added that the Confederate troops were helping them in the operation.

The safe arrival of Vallandigham at Nassau is announced in the Northern papers. He is going to Canada.

The Confederate privateer Tacony is said to have burned six schooners from Gloucester, and three ships off Nantucket Island on Monday, 22d inst.

The Provost Marshal of Baltimore has issued an order prohibiting the Baltimore papers from making any extracts from the New York World, New York Express, New York Caucasian, Cincinnati Enquirer, and Chicago Times.

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