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The Point of interest.

We have nothing from our armies this morning. On the Potomac our lines are close up to the enemy — we've shaken our fist under his nose — and yet he will not venture out from behind his fortifications. Not so with our army at Manassas, which stepped over its batteries and marched with alacrity to meet the invaders at Bull Run, in open and fair fight. If they would but reciprocate the compliment, we should have a stirring time of it; but the enemy will not attack, and we have for two weeks had only skirmishing. We take it for granted, however, that our commanders will not be content with that alone. Indeed, there are indications that something will be done of a startling character in a few days. What that will be remains to be developed. The strictest vigilance is preserved in the intercourse between Richmond and the army of the Potomac. The passport privilege is cut off entirely to civilians, and even communication per mail seems to be very much restricted.

From the Northwest the army at last dates remained in the position it has occupied for some weeks. There have been insurmountable difficulties in the way of advancing, and the opposing armies have been eyeing each other closely. We shall hear soon, we conjecture, of some movement of a decided character.

From Floyd and Wise there is nothing especially interesting since the engagement at Cross Lanes.

We have rumors daily as thick as blackberries. It is wonderful how many lies are set afloat, where they come from or who makes them are questions that there is no answering. Some are astounding exaggerations of unimportant news; others are manufactured out of the whole cloth. The wags engaged in this fabrication, which involves neither wit nor humor, palm many stories on the War Department; but the inquirer after the truth, if he takes the trouble to seek there, will have his labor for his pains. We hope the truthful report will soon render their counterfeit coinage useless.

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