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31) as follows: There has been one continued excitement here and at Cairo since the rumor reached here that General Pillow was moving on Bird's Point. General Prentiss has been running around like a dog "in high cats" for a week past. The other night the picket guard at Bird's Point came running into camp at the same speed, which existed for some time.--They were contemplating a retreat when news came that there was nothing of Gen. Pillow's movements towards Bird's Point. General Prentiss, who has been instrumental in stealing negroes for several months, is fearful that he cannot maintain his position at Cairo, and has it in contemplation to is position at Cairo, and has it in contemplation to evacuate Bird's Point and put his entire force in Cairo. General John Charles Fremont will visit Cairo in a short time; so he has informed General Prentiss. He is now in St. Louis. A few balls thrown into Cairo would cause a stampede equal to the "Virginia races."