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Prof. Mitchell, of Cincinnati, who has been lecturing about planets and comets had the mountains in the moon, is now a General, and has been appointed to command the United States troops at Cincinnati. He is afraid the Southerners will capture his telescopes.

Gov. Perry is vigorously prosecuting the defence of the coast of Florida. He calls on planters to furnish help to complete the batteries at the Light-House and Old St. Marks, and estimates that the work could be finished in fifteen days by sixty laborers.

The Pensacola correspondent of the Columbus (Ga.) Sun learns that orders have been received to commence work on the Confederate war steamship Fulton, at the Navy-Yard.

Col. Thomas M. Reid, of the Yankee army, has returned to New York from Washington with a commission to raise a new Irish regiment, to be called the Irish Grenadier.

The New Orleans Delta says that Governor Morgan, of New York, is extensively interested in property in that city, and probably else where in the South.

A new regiment is being formed in Augusta, Ga., with eight companies already on the roll.

A fine portrait of Gen. Beauregard, valued at $500, is to be raffled off in New Orleans, for the benefit of the families of absent soldiers.

The Sun says that new corn is selling in Vicksburg at sixty cents per bushel.

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