formation about the strength of the "rebels," our enemies in reality know but little.
The Government has made a temporary arrangement with the well known Professor Lowe for an æronautical recounoissance of the strength and position of the rebel forces at Fairfax Court-House and Manassas Junction Professor Lowe was here about Professor Lowe was here about a week ago, to make a proposition to the above end to the military authorities, and having received encouragement, returned to Philadelphia to make the necessary preparations.
He returned last night, and has been actively engaged to-day in getting ready for his first ascension to-morrow.
The balloon will be at ached to a cable se strength of their artillery.
Their number he proposes to define by a count of their tents, allowing so many for each of them, according to their size.
Professor Lowe is a truly scientific man, and his project is endorsed by Professor Henry and other distinguished savants.
His enterprise will doubtlessly prove an entire su