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he fire, and none of our men injured. We have reports from the country above that a large flotilla of the enemy is in the vicinity of Evansport near Quantico, and that a large floating battery of the enemy is off in the river, which apparently is to be used against land batteries. There were over 100 rounds of cannon heard here between 9 and 11 o'clock, but of course we are not apprised of results at the hour we go to press. P. S.--The following dispatch dated Aquia Creek, Oct. 15, (this morning,) is the true solution of the cannonading: "The battery opened on a three-masted steamer, which was returned by her. We fired over thirty shots, but no damage to the steamer as we could see." We have a rumor, however — it may be worthless, like others; it may be true this time — that cannonading may be expected at a point above Aquia Creek this evening or at a very early date, if the enemy brings their flotilla within range. The Recorder, of to-day, furnish
other articles of more than money value to the rebel army. Her cargo cost at Liverpool $1,000,000 cash. Her armament was two 12-pounder rifled guns, one on each side. She is now fitting out for active service, and is to be employed in cruising for returning California steamers. Commodore Totten will command her. My informant states positively that the mate of the Bermuda informed him that two more iron- clad steam frigates are expected from England on the Southern coast by the 15th of October. The Bermuda is owned in England. Her cargo was owned in South Carolina. While she was loading, and at the time she cleared, it was supposed in Liverpool to be a supply ship for the Royal Navy, although Downing street knew much better. She cleared for a West India port. Position and force of the rebels. The main body of the rebels are at Fairfax Court-House, whence a broad belt of camps, almost unbroken, are seen from our balloons, stretching northward toward Leesburg, where
The Green river blunder — reported movement of Rosencranz into Kentucky--a Louisville Canard. Nashville, Oct. 15. --The Louisville Courier, of to day, confirms the destruction of two spans of the railroad bridge over Green river, by a misapprehension of the orders to the officer in charge. Any forward movement of our forces, which may have been contemplated, has thus been delayed by this great blunder. Lincoln forces are at Smithland, and the report is that four hundred Lincolnites have destroyed water-craft of every kind on the Cumberland river, as far up as Ross' Ferry, a distance of 27 miles. Returned parties from Western Virginia, and who came direct, report that Rosencranz has gone to Kentucky. The Louisville Journal, of the 9th instant, reports the capture of New Orleans, without firing a gun!
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Fatal duel between rival candidates for Congress. Memphis, Oct. 15. --A duel was fought today in Arkansas, opposite to Memphis, between Messrs. Lankin and Chambers, both of Mississippi, and rival candidates for Congress. The fought with rifles, at fifty paces, and three shots were interchanged. At the third fire Mr. Lankin was shot, mortally, in the head. Mr. Chambers was uninjured.--The difficulty occurred during their canvass, and great efforts were made, but without success, to prevent the hostile meeting.