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The way to silence a woman's tongue is to get out of the reach of it. This appears to be the method adopted by the Federal forces silencing the batteries they have lately attacked.

Some forty men have deserted from the New York Ninth Regiment, now stationed at Riker's Island, near that city. The Express says that a mutinous spirit prevails in the whole regiment.

The Government at Washington is daily receiving large numbers of horses and wagons for camp service. Two hundred and fifty horses and six heavy baggage wagons arrived there on Tuesday.

It is reported that all the cotton mills I Manchester, N. H. will stop running about two months during the summer, the operatives preferring such a course to running on short time a longer period.

We learn from the Pensacola Observer, of the 3d instant, that Samuel Peter McKinley, a lad aged about 14 years, was killed in that town by the accidental discharge of a gun in the hands of a soldier.

There are a thousand acres of barley in one field near San Antonio, Texas. Those who thirst for lager need not fear for malt in the South.

The mackerel fishermen of Newburyport, Mass., are out of luck this season. Twenty barrels have been about the average of each vessel's catch thus far.

The Louisville Journal alleges that a large quantity of arms have been recently carried from Tennessee to Kentucky, by the Secessionists.

A dispatch from Toronto announces the loss of $40,000 worth of timber in rafts, during a gale on the 5th inst.

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