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or is confident of being able to ascertain the exact position of the rebels, the extent and character of their entrenchments, and the 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 success, and of great benefit to the operations of the army. Secretary Chase and General Mansfield take a special interest in the matter. His preliminary ascension will take place from the White House grounds. The survey of the enemy's position at Manassas Junction is proposed to be made from the camp of the Federal troops directly West of Alexandria. By a late improvement the Professor will be able to keep his balloons inflated, thereby rendering ærial surveys possible even at points where no gas can be readily obtained.