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estern army. There were no passengers from Manager yesterday, the trains having failed to contact in consequence of the breaking down of a small bridge at Rappabannock station by a passing freight train, on Wednesday night. No person was injured by the accident, but the cars were considerably smashed up. We learn from a gentleman who arrived from at 11 o'clock on Thursday night, that Gen. Beauregard was at Fairfax Court-House, and Generals Johnston and Smith were a mile or two below. The health of the troops was rapidly improving, and systematic measures had been adopted to prevent disease in the camps. Lowe's balloon was seen from Manson's Hill on Tuesday afternoon. The pickets continued to fire upon each other at intervals. A painful rumor prevailed at Winchester a Wednesday that the gallant Capt. Turner Ashby was killed the night before, between Hallown and Harper's Ferry. The York river train yesterday brought up an individual under arrest, supposed to be a spy.
percussion, making very efficient weapons. Where they cannot be altered to advantage, they are overhauled and repaired. Furnished with new flints, they make a very good service gun. Some of Hall's breach-loading rifles have been altered to carbines, and they make an excellent gun for cavalry service. Although the first breach-loading gun made, they are about as good as most weapons of that kind now in use on the continent. Capt. Hall, the inventor, had charge of the rifle factory at Harper's Ferry for many years. There are also a number of flint-lock pistols to be altered to percussion. The manufacture of new arms has not yet been commenced. They are preparing for it, and hope to be ready by the time the new steam engines are received from Richmond, which will be in two months. A brief but pointed Valedictory. The editor of the Camden (Ala.) Southern Republic thus takes leave of his patrons: With this issue our paper will be suspended until the close of the war