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Guns heard at a long distance. --The Day Book deems it worthy of note that guns fired at Old Point, on the 22d, were distinctly heard in this city — a distance of fifteen miles. It occurs to us that, a number of years ago, a French frigate, in our harbor, fired a royal salute on the birth-day of Louis Phillippe, the then reigning monarch of France, which was distinctly heard in Elizabeth City, N. G., a distance of forty miles, in a direct line! The fact was mentioned in the papers at the time, and was attributed to some peculiar condition of the atmosphere.--Norfolk (Va.) Herald.
James Hively,a Penitentiary recruit, from Norfolk, (sent for 5 years,) was liberated by the Governor Saturday last, after serving out half of his time.
The Southern Army. --Lieut. E. S. Mowry reached Charleston on Saturday last, from recruiting service, with seventy-seven men, for the South Carolina Army. Lieut. Col. Groner, who was conspicuous some time since in the K. G. O.'s, left Norfolk, Va., Monday, for Montgomery, Ala., with the intention of joining the army of the Southern Confederacy.
he constellation. With natural advantages unsurpassed — with unlimited manufacturing facilities — she could carve out for herself a brilliant destiny. With every advantage of soll and climate — with a grave, public-spirited and high minded population — it required no prophet, nor the son of a prophet, to predict that Virginia would jump at once into the front rank of greatness and power. Manufactures would be transferred from the North to the waters of the Tappahannock and the James, and Norfolk would become the greatest seaport in the world. Let her not, then, submit to the rule of Abraham Lincoln, but assert her rights and maintain them in the fear of God. He regretted that the gentleman had referred to party politics. We had nothing to do with party here. Whatever may be hidden in the future, the same destiny awaits the whole people of Virginia, be they Whigs, Douglas or Breckinridge men. Let bygones be bygones. Let us endeavor to rise up and stand in united majesty, a