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Norfolk, Sept. 25.
Yesterday was a dull day in town and in camp. It rained during the greater part of the day, clearing off at night in time to allow ladies to attend church. The evening was clear, cool and bright, the moon shining with great beauty and brilliance, and the temperature cool enough "for bold and queenly October."

To-morrow (Tuesday) evening a grand musical stories will be given at the Opera House, by one of the members of the Lynchburg Beauregard and Huger's Company D Field Artillery Battalion. The proceeds will be given for the benefit of the families of the volunteers of this city. There will be fourteen talented performers. There will be both instrumental and vocal music, and the programme is said to be original and select.

Great precaution is taken, and very properly, to prevent unworthy and suspicious persons from visiting the various fortifications, public works, Navy-Yard, &c. It is a wise regulation; and the authorities should be very strict and vigilant, for it is believed there are persons in the community who are not too good to communicate to the enemy any information that might tend to our injury, should it be in their power to do so.

There has no doubt been a very heavy gale along the court, although it has not reached this locality. The evidence of this is plainly exhibited to-day by the tide, which is unusually high, being in many places within only a few inches below the surface of the wharves. It very frequently happens here that intelligence of marine disasters along the coast is received a day or two after a high tide; so we may expect to hear of vessels ashore, lost at sea, &c.

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