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Arrival and departure of troops.

--Another Arkansas regiment arrived at Lynchburg, in detachments, Friday, The 2d and 11th Mississippi regiments left for another destination.

Land Slide.--A land slide occurred last Wednesday at Burlington, Vt., on the Vermont and Canada Railroad, and eleven workmen were buried in the mass.

R. J. Wood, Esq., of Wedowee, Ala., has been adjudged the extensive contract for making the mail bags required by the Post-Office Department of the Confederate States.

A war steamer and a steamboat in the service of Lincoln's Government, paid a visit to the waters of the Rappahannock, in the vicinity of Urbana, a few days ago.

The weekly expense of the steamers thus far chartered as transports by the Washington Government is $13,000, exclusive of keeping them in commission.

The presence of Ross Winans at the Relay, on Thursday, created a deep impression. The troops uncovered as he passed between the lines.

Col. R. A. Pryor has superceded Colonel Hodges in the command of the Third Regiment at Portsmouth. Col. Hodges is raising a howitzer corps.

There are two full nephews of Gen. Scott, the commander of the Northern army, in the 2d Mississippi Regiment, stationed near Lynchburg.

The Charleston Courter says that rice is being shipped by railroad to Richmond, the Directors of the road taking it at half the usual rates.

Upwards of five hundred women have applied at the State-House, in Boston, for permission to serve as nurses (?) at the seat of war.

The Canadian steamers New York and Northerner, of the American Express Line, have been purchased by the American Government.

‘"Brownlee and others,"’ opposed to the secession of Tennessee, have called a Convention to meet at Knoxville, on the 30th of May.

Brigadier General Thomas Lawson, Surgeon General U. S. Army, died in Norfolk last Wednesday night, aged 73 years.

The New York Tribune denies the statement that Senator Douglas has received an appointment as Brigadier General.

Commodore Tatuall has been assigned to the command of the Confederate naval forces at Charleston, S. C.

Farmers should pay as much attention as possible to the making of butter It will command a good price.

The steamer George Peabody has been chartered by the Federal Government for the purpose of conveying troops.

Two new companies — the Arlington Greys and Maryland Volunteers--are organizing in Alexandria.

Col. Grieve, wounded by the explosion of a swivel near Savannah, is improving, and will probably recover.

A spy, named Anthony, caught at Pensacola, has been shot by order of the commanding General.

John Seddon, Esq., of Stafford, has received a Captain's commission in the Confederate Army.

The Wilmington (N. C.)) Herald, an excellent newspaper, has suspended publication.

Ross Winans was nominated for Congress by his friends in Baltimore on the 15th inst.

The Baltimore Christian Advocate has suspended publication until the close of the war.

The Corwin constitutional amendment has passed both Houses of the Ohio Legislature.

Robert Ball, senior, died at his residence in Alexandria county, Va., on Thursday last.

Hon. Andrew H. Reeder, of Pa., has been made Brigadier General.

The first Michigan Regiment has arrived at Washington.

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