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A gentleman lately arrived in New Orleans from the North says that New York was grandly illuminated to celebrate the capture of New Orleans, which feat, it was reported, had been accomplished without firing a gun.

A meeting was held in Selma last week to consider the propriety of establishing a Chamber of Commerce in that city. The preliminary steps necessary for such an organization were taken.

A project is on among some of the wealthy citizens of New Orleans to build a fleet of iron-clad vessels. The subscription proposed is $2,000,000. This sum, it is supposed, will put afloat ten efficient vessels.

C. I. A. F. Rendricks, one of the most prominent and enterprising citizens of Russell, died at his residence in that county on Saturday, the 19th ult.

The County Court of Washington, Virginia, on Monday, appropriated $5,000 for the benefit of her volunteers, which makes the county's subscription $20,000.

Jas. Grant was shot in an affair with Capt. D. S. Dickinson, at Les Canpt-House, on Wednesday, . He died instantly.

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