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From Norfolk. heavy cannonading--Departure of Lord Tempest and Magian for Fortress Monroe--Disappointment and return — rumored attempt to land on Roanoke Island, &c. [special Correspondence of the Dispatch.] Norfolk, Oct. 4, 1861. At about 3 o'clock on yesterday discharges of large ordnance commenced far down the river, and continued until a late hour of the afternoon. Numerous inquiries were made about the heavy cannonade, as many thought it was. Some thought the big gunentertainment is expected to exceed any affair of the kind that ever took place in our city. The Opera House will no doubt be crammed and jammed to its utmost capacity. It has been reported here that the Yankees had attempted to land at Roanoke Island in flat- boats, for the purpose of obtaining provisions, but were driven off by the Confederate troops. The rumor requires confirmation. Mr. T. W. Cofer. of Portsmouth, has invented a pistol which he has patented, and which is said to b