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ours the saltpetre had formed into beautiful crystals. I poured water three times through each hopper, and then boiled it down. The result is just one hundred pounds of beautiful saltpetre, according to my husband's weighing. It was very little trouble to me. "Now, sir, I see you are the agent of the Government. I want to hand it over to you to be made into powder and sent to our army. to be used in defending our country." The Knoxville Register adds that a citizen of Jefferson county, Tenn., made from the dust beneath a single old house two hundred and eight pounds of saltpetre which, with the nitre and sulphur added, was converted into two hundred and fifty pounds of powder. Every body can do something to help on the cause. The enemy at Huntsville. Alluding to the occupation of Huntsville, Alt., by a body of Federal cavalry, the Petersburg Express says: We have no information as to the number, except a report which was circulated in Lynchburg, Friday,