Newspaper of The New York Herald, December 17, 1861, Page 4

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated December 17, 1861 Page 4
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. IMPOKTANT FROM FORT ROYAl. Occupancy cf Tylee Island by the Forty Sixth New \ork Raiment. OTTER ISLAND OCCUPIED BY OUR TROOPS. The Cotton Confiscation Going on Satisfactorily. A SECCKD EXPEDITION READY. TAB OFFICERS COMPOSING THE EXPEDITION. Tlie \ cssels Engaged lu the Service. SKETCH OF THE COMMANDERS LETTERS FROM OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENTS, &c., Ac., Ac. Tii yesterday'iBbuu wo announced the arrival of the Culled States transport Illinois at Hampton Roads, (Vom Port Boyal, with news rrout the lattor place tip to the 11th toft. By thi> arrival we have received full Intelli* pence from our correspondent of the movements of our army at Fort Royal, Tj hee 1clatul and Beaufort. Ths Illinois, during her passage, experienced a very heavy galsfirotn thsnortheast, which lasted forty-eight hours, blowing at perieds with tho violence of a hurricane. (in the ntoruing of the 12th tne Illinois passed tho steamer Ericsson, hound to Port Royal. The English frigato Immortalite left the harbor on the 10th lost. The steam-hip Atlantis is discharging cargo, and was expected to iaave hence about the 10th inat. On the 71b instant Brigadier General 1.1. Herons, with a |.ortIon of his brigado, proceeded to Beaufort in steam transports, convoyed by two or three United States gun boats, and are now in full oecui tincy of that place. Itie Invalid United States soldiers at Hilton's Ileud have nearly all been removed to Beaufort, as the deserted louses of that beautiful village afford superior accommo dations to those of the former place. Puiiy communica tion by steamboat is kept up between Hilton Head and Beaufort. The health of the troops is Improving raj.idly. When they first landed at Hilton Head the average deaths wore two a day to every thousand, now they do not average more than one death a day to every Qvc thou sand. Tho Forty-sixth regiment New York Volunteers aro stationed on Tybee Island, the gunboats Mag, PocahouUw and Savannah are lying <>1T the island. The Seventy-sixth and Forty-fifth Pennsylvania Voltw teo^i are to be stationed on Otter Island. This Inland b> situated alioul forty miles from Charleston, in St. Helena sound, and about twenty-five miles from Port Royal har bor. ?* The Mayflower went to St. Helena Island on the 10th Inst., and took cm board three hundred bales of sea island out ton The United Slaves government have three thou sand contrabands in (heir employ picking and ginning the cotton on the Islands. The government have in their possession shout $2,000,000 worth of cotton. A SECOND EXPEDITION READY. Brigadier General Viole'g expedition, which has bet fitted out in Port Royal harbor, is now roady for sea, ai ts expected to start about the middle of next week. T following oro the names of tho transports. This expedition will be accompanied by a large dm force, proVibh mder the command of Commodi Oupont. iho hero of Hilton Head and Port P,oyal. -He U about fifteen ve- els under his cminsnd and ready! eea whoti ilio II - \ r?i- following ia a correct li if Iheni ?? Mug. hip Wabash, 01 N nil l IS. Pawnee K. H. J-oi'bM, Motiicon. bane Smith, Seminole. Mercury, I'n.i lills, <?. M. Pettit (ferry boat), Scneea, Penguin, Pemtiinn *ue" la, Ottawa. Mori,la, t'urlow, itlenvillii. IV Soto, TIIANSI'OKIH fOH TBOOF- ANH SfOBhfi. Steiimsliio Kmplrc City. Stenni. hip Star ul the South Siojpiirhip Cahiiwhs. ?Mouiohip tri.-l .Steamship Daniel VV<?bsl Steamship Marion Stnamr hip Oriental. Sterimsbip Matnnza* Steamship Roanoke (store-1 Steamship Ben Deford. Steamship Philadelphia , leu -s). Steami-hjp Belviilere (bur-,. Ship Golden Fiigle (ordiiatu'o). Ship Ocean Express f.niitiiuiiiUoli and ordnaace). Th. military portion c<?||m.-Is of the First brigade the expeditionary ror|?, tinder the charge of Brigadt General Vlelo, commanding, and is formed of tho folloi mg regiments, he.:? Forty-sixth regiment of New York Volunteers. Forty-seventh regiment of New York Volunteers. Forty-eightlf regiment of New York Volunteers. Glghth regiment of Malps Volunteers. Third regiment of New Hampshire Volunteers. Companies 0,1, K,Third Rhode Island Volunteers. Two companies of Serrell s Kngineera. The order iu which the troops are embarked sod hat sailed is as iollows:? re**. Troopt. Stosmship Umpire City. Steamship Star of IheSotUb... Forty-Feveuty N. Y. Vol fitoumship t'ahswba... Forty eighth N. Y. Vols. Steamship Ariel Eighth Maine Volunteers Steamship Dsni'd Websvsr...Six oompauies N. II. Vol Steamship Marion Four companies N. H. Vol Steamship Oriental Two companies Vol Eng' Steamship Matauzas Three companies it, I, Vt General Sherman accompanied the sxpcdltion. THE MILITARY. Thefollowing 1? the list of the olbcers eng aged in thin I th# n.-coud naval military expodllion along the cwl oc' copied hy the rebels-.? C01UIAKPKR-IN-CU1BV 01 THE PXYKDITIONARY C0RP8. Acting Major Ueneral Brigadier General T. W. SHERMAN, tJ. 8. A. COMMAKMB OF THE PRUDENT KXPIDITION. Brigadier General EGBERT L. YLELE, V. is. A. STAFF. Asaietaut Adjutant General . Captain Plena C Kane. For t>-seventh N. Y. Voll. Brigade Quartermaster CiptaluO. Nathan. Assist. Commissar) Gaueral.Captain Gideon 8. Scull. Brigade Surgeon Ma.ior J. C. D. DaKon, Jr. Aid de-Camp Captain G. II. Ehrrell. Ald-de-Cacnp Lieutenant J. I) Gould, For . ty-alxth N. Y. Vols. Md-da Caiop Lieutenant ?? Davis FOHl V SRVERTH HKW YOB* VOIXNIBKBS Field Offlert. Mau tenant ColOMl James L. Frassf. Major Daniel Lloyd. Nta/T Ojjice/t. Adjutant Edwin B. Cor I Quartet meet-. George C. Bingham TomnibcArr O. r> Surga?n .William V. White Asmrant Burgeon William II. Tanner "haplain Per. Joshua Butts sergeant Major O tireanvtllo Quartermaster Sergeant J. Anderson uuimisaa y Heigeaut E. H. Brown color Serjeants D SitcpaonAG ? Stephens. Hospital Steward K. Peud elou. Line Offictn. Co. Oaptaint. First /Auteiumtt. Second I.imt*nam A?A.R. Nicholson.Edward Eddy. Edward Lawtur. B?8. G. Johnson. ?.McNelly Thomas Draper. 0?J. N. Warren. John Boss. G. C. Now man. D?J. L. Smith. C. K. Macdhhald. O. B. Kirby. E?Geo. Tucker. A. a. U. Smith B. F. Martin. ??R. G. NewoU. ?Swift .? Gather. G-eC. A. Moore. 0. M. HuosteX C. M, Brockway. If?Vacant. J. J. O'Mallcy, Andrew O'Toole. 1?David Allan. J. W. Smith R C steam*. K.?J. II. Reynold. John Matt u. O. Brntbertoc This regiment wns formerly hnowr. ?e the Washington Gray Volunteers, and when the Eighth New Yoik state Militia arrived in this city, after the battle of Bull run, they placed a banner outside the r b<adquort' re with the following words written thereon :?. " Wr will atenge your lofl." FOHTV-MOHTII NKW VOHK VOIiWTbWtfi FSeM Offers. Colonel JM?W O. Perry. ] (enienwit loionol William U. Barton. i)J or O.iver T. Board. s:wj mJicen, Adjutant , Anthony W Ooedald. Quartorniuator Irving AI. Avory. Hurgt >11 A. Perry, M. I). A.-.slstaulsurgeon loaepli 1.. Muliord.M. D. Chaplain ... v. 'I am l". Strickland, I' D. Ne.geant M.uw bun. cl 11. Moaor. Line Officers. Co. Captain. Pint J.i-uLnant Stand Lieutenant. A?I . H. loiu. B. R.Corwln H. W. Roblnaon. I'.?I K. Travis. N. A. Ffwlng. T. Vidall. C?J. Carroll Moluitlo. llalfleld. I)?r.C. KmwIn. J. Pastot, J. T, Idwarde. K?W. II. Ooou. K. Herat. J.Bodiuo. V?I. II. Creen. 8. K Wallace. A. 11. Ferguson, (I? A. Hmeudorf. W. II. Dunbar. J.P. Moliol#. II?D. W.strici'ind.W 1.. Lockwood. C. M Pattornon. 1?J. 0. Ward 8. M. 8waitout. J. II. I'erry, Jr. K?8. J. Foster. 8. Gale. A. F. Milter. Tills rcglmout ha# boon previously known as Hie Oonti. nonta) Guard. Colonel I'erry is a graduate of West Point, am) a veteran of Hje%c.'iicnD war. He ?nl also tbo inosi iwpular Method! t preacher in Brooklyn, and preached a sermon at tlio dedication of a new church In this city the Sunday provious to his departure. Ho carried a Bword with him nl his departure which ho had used in throe previous camiaigus. The men are arwod with the En field rifles. THIRD NEW HAMPSHIRE RKUIMF.NT. FieId Officers. Colonel K. Q. Fellows, of Sandwich. J.ieutcuant Colonel J. H. .lack ion, Portsmouth. Major John Bedell, Hath. Staff Officers. Adjutant Alfred J. Hill, Portsmouth. Quartermaster A. S. Nesmilh, Franklin. Comrui?aarj J. H. Thompson .Holdermo. Surgeon.. Dr. A. A Moullon,Concord. Assistant Surgeon........... I>r, B, F. Futon, Hanover. Chaplain H. IT. Iloill, Mao heeler. Sergeant Major T. M. Jackson, Portsmouth. Lint Officers. Co. Captain. Pint Lieut man!. .Vcoftd Lieutenant. A? Rufus T. (dark. Alvin 11. I.ihbey. John ft. llayncs. I)?JcbnK. Wilbur. Henry H. Ayor. Andrew J. Fogg. C?M T. Iionohue. Robert H. Alien. Walter Cody. IV-Chs. F. Dunbar. Win. H. Cornelius. Orrin M. Penrboru. E?J. J. Plyinyton. Richard N. Kla. Geo. W. Jackson. F?.1. F. itandli tt. Cbs. 8. Burnham. Henry A. Marsh. G?P. I.. Wiggin. Oeo. W. Kinmons. II. C. Henderson. H?Robert C. How. Wm. H. Maxwell. John F, langlry. I?Ralph Carlton. J. H. Thompson. Samuel M. Smith. K?I. D. I.lttloflcld. W. J. Butterfleld. William H. Miles. Colonel Fellows Is a graduato of West Point, and it re puted a good officer. EIGHTH MAINE VOLUNTEERS. JHeId Ifferrs. Colonel lose Strickland. Lieutenant Colonel John lb Iigst Staff Officers. Adjutant James Dmgloy, Jr Quartermaster A. H. Strickland. Surgeon 1'. M. Fisher. Assiitunt Surgeon J. S. Houghton. Sergeant Major E. A.Perry. Chaplain H. C. Heuries. Lint Offers. Co. Captain. t\rd Lieutenant. Second Lieutenant. A?E.W.Woodman.A. S. Bump. J. M. Adams. B?J. M.'l'wltchel. C. C. Perry L. B. Rogers 0?J. E. Bryant. J. II. McDonald. W. H. Timberlake. D?HeoryBoyuton. F. E. Gray. John li. 8prague. E?Tbs.Hutcnings. T. 8. Hatchings. J. A. Phillips. F?J.Iiemmfnway. A. E. Kimball. John n. Roberts. G?A. A. Holl. Wm. T. fans. Fdwin B. Bates. II?Jno.F.MiUikan. F. A. True. C. 11. Howard. 1?W.M. Me Arthur, ("has. H. Robinson. John E. Alollrda. K?John (,'onant. Henry Brown. Hillman Smith. THIRD RHODE ISLAND VOLUNTEERS. Three companies of this regiment aro also attacUed to the First brigade, and aro officered a? follows:? Officer in Command. Major Edwin Metcalf. Lin* (ffoers. Co. Captain. First Lieutenant. Second Lieutenant. ('?C. W. H. Day. A. A. Ellis. J. Morrow. I?Chas.G. Btralion.A Lanahnn, ?? .. K?Alex. Annor. ?. Carpenter. ? - , . VOLUNTEER ENGINEERS. Throe companies of the body known as Serroll's En gineers accompany the expedition. Thoyaro under the charge of M^Jor James F.Hall. Co. Cajdain. Pint Lieutenant. Second Lieutenant. A?Ja?. B. Grant...Tnos. B. Brooke. George Green B?Fielding N'eal. .. Withers. Julius Hess. The main body of the Engineers, under Colonel Serrell, are stlU at Hilton Head and the neighborhood. THE VESSELS OF THE EXPEDITION. A few remarks about the y esiela onguged in the (ran. port of troops cannot but prove of interest to all our readers, but more especially to those who have frionds on board. We therefore give short sketches of each:?? EMPIRE C'lTT. Tho Empire City, Captain Baxter, is a side-wheel steamer, of 1,751 tons burthou. She was built in this city tn IMS, and was on the California line of steamships. Hit sire is as follows:?I.ongtli, 240 feet; breadth, 40feet; depth, 22 foet. She carries troops, lumber, army wagons, tenia and stores, brick, wheelbarrows, picks, shovels, Ac. THR STAR OF Tn* SOUTH lit a steamer of POO tons burthen. She was used as a packet between this city and Southern ports, and was also u?ed aa a transport ship In thV Crimean expedition. She has besidoeltroopa, a email cargo consisting of heavy guns, ordnance, provisions and brick. She was built in the city of Philadelphia in 1853. Her dimensions are as follows:?Length, 208 feet; breadth, 31 feet; depth, 21 foot. Her oommander is Captain Kearnley. OAHAWBA. The Cahawba la a aide-wheel steamer or 1,843 tons bur then; she was built In New York In 1854. She ia com minuted by Captain Baker, and her dimensions are as Tol-' lows:?Length, 268 feet; breadth,38 feet; depth, 19 feci. She carries 1,000 men and a cargo of provisions. AH if. I.. . Ihe Artol, Captain Terry, la one of Commodore Vender Mil s steamers, and is a side-wheel steamer, of 1,296 tons burthen. She was built in this city in 1854. She rates A3, and hor size is as follows:?Length, 252feet; breadth, 32 feet 8 inches; depth, 16 feet. DANIEL WEBSTER. The Panful Webster is a sido-wheel steamer of 1,035 tons burthen; alio is also one of Vanderbilt'a vessels. was built in 1851, in this city, aud is well known to ocean i travellers. Her dimensions are:?225 foet long, 30 feet i wide and 18 fuel deep. Her commander is Captain John son. She carries a cargo of arm)- material, together with some 500 mon. MARION. The chartered steamer Marion is a side-wheel vessel Of 800 tons burthen. She was built in thie'clty in 1851, and ' was used as a passenger vessel between this city and Charleston. She was surveyed this year, and is in excel lent condition. She carrios about 400 men, with provi sions, stores, Ac. She iscomm.vndcd by? CntAain?J. 1>. Phillip". l\rsl (fflcfr?A. .1. Clifton. Stfond ?.Sirliobui Morris. ORIENTAL. The Oriental is an iron steam propeller, of about 000 tons burthen; she was built in this city tn 1850, and is owned by a Spani h houso in this city. Her commander is Captain Tuzo. She carries 151) troops, with a cargo of provisions,ordnance, rilled cannon, Ac, MATAKZAH. Tho Matanxas ia almost a fac. timile of the Oriental, and is owned by tho same Arm. She is also of iron; was built In this city m 1850, uud Is commanded by Captain Lois gang. She carries about 200 soldiers, guns, brick, provisions, ordnance atores, Ac. SKETCH OF BRlUAlMER GENERAL VIELE. Egbert L. Viele, who is in charge of the First brigade of the expeditionary corps, ia ths youngest son of the late Hon. John L. Viele, who was for a number of years Judge of tho Court of Last lb-sort, under the former Stato constitution. He was born tn Saratoga county, New York, June 17, 1820, and If ooasequently now thirty, six years of age. His early education at the Albany Academy w?s under the supervision or the venerable T. Uomeyn Beck At the age of sixteen he was ap pointed to a cadetsbip by the Hon. D. Barnard, afterwards American Minister at Berlin. Graduating at West Point in 1847, tn the same class with Major General McClcllan, he Joined his regiment In Mexico immediately on re oeivu.. Mg commission, and served under General Scott until tha close oi ?? w#r tj,0 termination of hostili ties General Taylor was Wlllj two di.'ntonsor the army, to garrison ths newly ?ihuum frontier. e.?uin Vivie n regiment was posted on the lower itt?Grande. Tu. duties of tho arm/ along th!? oxte led frontier, thvn con stantly exposed to tho incursions of numerous tribes of hostile Indiana, were as arduuus as the active service in Mexico. The troops, dlvlJud into several partus, wore alway s In the Geld. Captain Viele .va* unsigned by Gone rol Worth to the command of a mounted b djaliou sta tioned at the eld Moxlcun town of Laredo, ami his reports, accompany ing tho President's Message of 1849, exhibit the deplorable condition of the froutior at that time Having resigned his commission in 1853, ( uptuiu Viela was appointed State Engineer of New Jersey, end charged with a geometrical *, y or that "tale. In 1858 b* was appo eN 1'ngii.uer theCeutinl I'.trk, bis pinna fee tliv i tin| ortoot , k having hot n unanimously | . ?! >| *c T by a h a, d of cm r.-ul men, of whom Washing I tc.i ii ii.g . -?*? president tie aabnv'iuoid>y became a member of the National Guard of this city ?? CMcf Koglneor, wiili the rank of captain, and through li s instrumentality oicumr-cd the present wipiuwr so I artillery corps. Ho served with distinction with hi* rogiinont wtitle it wan tu Washington and on tlio Houtly. side of I ho roUlnac lust ?l'"up. and while there displayed commendable talent im a military en gineor. Uo.t (si-ring Gcueral VIdo delivered a lecture In Irving llall, in lb!* city,- 011 (loll and permanent for tlltcatioBR, which elicited the commoudntion of many military men then pro.icut. Ah a memher of the Council 01 the American Geographical H- cloty, Captain Vielo bo caino warmly interested In tho new Arctic expedition of Di- Hay(>6, nod,as chairman of the Arctic Commltn ? submitted'several reports to that body, urging the im IH.rtnnoe Of tho expedition, both In a scientific and na tional loiut of view. In the fore part of tho pro?*-nt your he was appointed Kngtneer-ln-Chlef of the Central Park In llrooklyn. His well known Handbook uei da no com menl hero. It la In tho hand of evory volunteor At llto time the capital was In peril Captain Viole or ganised a body of two bund rod men, who were armed and equipped in throo da> s, and sailod lu a steamer char t -red by private suNcriptlon, for the relief of tho Sovenlh regimont. On reaching Fortress Monroe ho loomed that tho Sovonth had already moved on to Washington, when he cpenod the dangerous parage of tho Potomac. Among military men General Vlelo has also been woll known as the author of saveral meritorious work# on ralllturt science. _______ * OUK HF.AUFOKT CORltBSPONPKNCB. Bsaitobt,S. C.,I>ec. 7, lftbl ' Ck- u^tim or Bronforf f.y Vnion noo^-Oetaih </ the //amltnc?>VAirini.'A ?-Uh Ucbcl Cavalry-Scon* ??*<"" fort-Irutrnction* to&UUn Retaliate Prhate r coyer tjt?A Mcouwin the Stneti <f Beavforl-Vesoi^o,, of the Villafle, <tc. The first regular landing of our troops here in force look plat 0 last night about nine o'clock, when formal pes session was taken of the town. Tho troops detailed for the expedition consisted of three reglmsuts, via:?Vir tloth regiment Ponusylvanla Volimtoers, ltoundlioad Pennsylvania regiment and Eighth Michigan. Tho advanoo was formed by the Fiftieth regiment, com nit tided by Col. B. C. Christs, who came up in the steumer Ben Iteford. A gunboat led the way, to point out the cluumel, which is winding and intricate. Immediately I upon landing a picket guard, composed of ten men se 'ected from each company, waa thrown oat beyond the outskirts of the town. A slight brush jo^Pjace between them and a squad of robol cavalry. Ono of our man was shot by a pistol ball In the neck, and was seriously wounded. On the other side, two of the rebels are sup- j posed to have fallen, as two horses with empty saddles were afterwards found. Tho force of the rebels was pro | bably small, but owing to the darkneee and the timber around their number could not bo well" estimated. I went ashore at tho first opportunity, and started off with a comrade to tako a quiet si roll by ourselves N?jvcr have I experienced such an impressive scone. Portico, pillar and eolonnde of stately mansions rose before mo. thrown out in strange, mystical rollef by tho uncertain light of the young mdou. But no lights were seeu willun. no footfall heard, no hum of voice* that told of happy W" cupants?a spell hail fallen?Ml was still as the grave' 1 silent as the catacombs. We turned a corner, and sud denh tho stillness was broken by the harsh volro or 10m maud, "Attention, battalion', load!'' aad directly tho sharp raiding of muskets from the long line of troops drawn up in battle array attested but too well the cause of tho sad fate of" Tho inserted Village." Before lauding General Mheruran had given en i' t sn<i peremptory orders to the troops that no house should be entered by them, and 110 property of any kind appro priated, without special permission, under severe peti-lty ? Tho It'Oiips in eonsequoiicn had to bivouac for the rest ol the night oa the soft white sand. Daylight discovered strange sights; mutl.ela were stacked in the middle of the streets; camp fires burning sud snuadHof soldiers, hearing evident marks of the fa tieue of nigh I duty, wer it coking their rat'?n-. Tho debris of plundered articles were scattered about, and open doors and windows marked where the negroes in their tun c drained saturnalia had rlotod and pillaged. But comparatively few of the "contrabands" were b?'eu in and about tho (own, the most of them having gone oil with their manters to the plantations. Those remaining wera garrulous enough in their accounts of tho flight ol' "inussa and missis." Bonuforl is well known as one of the old aristocratic towns ol'colonial dsto and importance. Its inhabitants were generally peopto of wealth, refined, hospitable and courteous, who named alternately the summers here and tho w luters ou their plantations. Trade and commerce were pretty touch ignored, and few or uo marks exist of its hat utg boen a commercial place. A few stoics and warehouse* are seen, aud two small docks jirobably af forded ample room for the steamboats that brought llie planters thoir stores from Chorleston or Havannnli. Novert Mdcss, it preseuta a very |#eHr view frotp tho river a id its comfortable, substantial looking mansions, with verandahs, columns aud wldo pisxaas, uesiling amid groves of live oak, with the peculiar long, waving rno?-, give it a dolccjar nient"appearance,suggestive of quiet, bappinoBS ond'repose. ' The most stylish houses are built on the river front, with prettily iaid outgardeus,adorned with shrubbery and beautiful (lowers, blooming even at this season or the year. Rose* are in profusion of overy virlety, of both red aud white. Oue largo, venerable looking house, with its antique hipped roof, semi circular wings, having the appearance of towers, winding steps, solid door and brass knocker, seemed u memento and exponent of forinor palmy days, it is still in good preservation, ami the well furnished parlors, with piano,musio,ottomans, Ac., indicated the style of Its former occupants, as well at proving the haste of their flight. The negroes hud spared it from pillage apparently, and probably from a glut of plunder. I visited some of tbo churches?the principal of which U the Fplscoital?a plain edifice of brick, plastered to re. semble stone, having a square to wer In front, with dial plates for a clock. The Interior was in gupd order, books, cushions and fans were left in the pews, showing that the pillager, whoever he ruight be, had thus far respected the Divine injunction placed in the semi-circular recesa back of the altar, "To shall reverence my sanctuary." The pastor was the Rev. Pr. Walker, as I judged from a notice I picked up in tho channel. The arsenal, a building about 100 feet long and flrty wide, is a plain structure of brick, with dontated battlements. A high outer wall ia built in the same etyle. The yard wgs filled with rubbish, and a long thirty two with tho trunnions knocked on, bore evident marks or the destructive visit of Captain Am moil's men, of the gunboat Seucca, on the 14th ult. OUR PORT ROYAL CORRESPONDENCE. 1 SnAMsmr Marion, 1 Port Kotai. Uaruoh, l)ec. 11,1801. j Arrival of RnnforcmenU from the North?yegro Sim plicily, rfe. The ateamer Cosmopolitan arrived on 0>e evening of ihe 8ih from Fortress Monro*, with seven eomptnles of lb" Forty-fifth Pennsylvania regiment. The steamer Illinois arrived on the morning of the !>tb, having on board the entire Seventy-sixth Pennsylvania regiment *nd three companies of the Forty fifth, be.sldes a targe quantity of stores. She also brought a large qnnn tity of fresh meats. 1co and provisions for litis ship, which are moat decidedly acceptable. In chatting with a darkey on shore the other day about tho late tight our chief engineer gives us tho following nmusiug instance of negro slmplieity. Darkey, alter giv ing n vivid description of the effect of the broadsides of the Wabash and tho bursting ot' the shell:?''Yan, dat ar big ship wid dc white ribon round him frighten obery body out of dar wits, but den our iron better dan Yankee iron; our Iron good iron, go out all hoal; Yankee iron bad Iron, come In all broke up'." The United Slaty;* steamer Rhode Island has just ar rived. THE PORT ROYAL DANCE. BY H. 9. DCRK,, M A9TKK-AT-ARMS SI,OOr-Of ? All VAN 1)1UA. Behold our glorious banner gsyly In the air, But four hours since base traitors swore wo could not plant It there; But brav lhipont, he led us on, to tight the vaunting foe, And soon the rebel standard wua in the dust laid low. When we were seen advancing, they laughed with foolich pride, .Saying thai soon our Northern fleet they'd sink beneath the tide; And with their guns trained carefully they waited our ad vance, And the gallant Wabash soon struck up the music for the dance. The Susquehanna next In line delivered hor broadside; With deadly aim each shot was reut,and well each gun was plied; Andetillour gallant ship? advance, and etch one as she peaaed I'on red in her deadly messengers, and foo( fell thick and fast. Each ship advanced in order, each commander wore a smile, Until the famed Vandalia brought up the rear in atyle; And us our guns wero shortest, we balanced to the right, Which brought us to tho enemy tho closest In the fight. Then round the room (1'ort Royal bay) we t"Ok ? High land tllng, And showed I hem to Fort Walker what loud music we could sing: t nd thus a e poured lu our broadsides. which brought their , . nurese low, o rop?i batteries soon our Uutou flag did llotf. ^Through' " K*1'1"1' Uaggarty?he led us safely ,?? *~i A hc.iitii to every g.d'ant tar who did hi duty w-. iv.ve to the artier of the dend, who, nohly iigliling, f.-ll; 'Tvms in a glorious cause they died, tho Union to main tain; Wo wh" nro loll, when cullod upon, will try it o'er agau To PosruiAstw.?'The depertmoui i s,tti,fl.-d that ? iovg. amount of its revenues :.r< In t b> the neglect of in.-to:i ' < to ci'ilecl and properlj i count for p ir ? due ti|!on n-vvpupir-i ?nd other pr r d mailer. A rig d invesliga i.m Into this matter is t. he hiiiuO'.liatrtv nil, luted by "i" 'l'-p'vtnien' INTERESTING FROM MEXICO. Additional News of tfte Allied Expedition. The Demoralized Condition of the Country. i The Course nnd Action of the Amerir.no and Itritish ministers. A REIGN OF TERROR INAUGURATED. The Generals to Command the Army to Oppose Foreign Invasion. fcc.i &r., fcii f By the steamship fonsUtution, which arrived at Fort ress Monrtavm Sunday lyat, from Havana, brings news bom the latter placo up batho 11th inst., eod from it'exi co up to the 38th of November. Our Havana Correajxmtlrme. Havana, Dec, 11,1881. Latest from Mexico? Spanish OppcgiticM to Ike Acquisition op That Country?The Mixieanr Putting Themsclees ?w firm. ilition to Repel tW'ign Jneeuiun?Strength of the Kjrpe Cilionary Spanish Army?Loan to the Spanish CJoneiM. truntt?Mexico Rolling Votvn Hill?The Jtalian Ppera? IVreign B'ar Vesteltin l'ort?Markete} etc Tho United States sluam trausport Constitution or rived here yestorday from Ship island, and her depart' ure to-day gives mo un opportunity of sending you the latest Mexicun news, which arrived here about an hour after tlio Columbia lmd sailed, together with the ex Consul Helm's lottor to the Captain General on th ? Slidoll and Mason affair, tho right of neutrals, the blockade of the Southern porta, ko. The ucwif from Mexico represents the people?or at loastaportion of ihenfwpr sparing portion of them?preparing to resist the Spaniards . hut these latter will, undoubtedly, find many friends amougthe reactionary or clergy party, who have re fused to co operate with the Juarez, government In ro] polling the Invaders. I lmve been assured that Spain is preparing to add reinforcements to tlio expeditionary army until her forces In Mexico shall amount to at lea.v( twenty thousand uwn. Thfa would look like going to work in earnest to udd Mexico mice more to the .Si>aui-<b crown. On the other hand, there is a party in Spain strongly opposed to any such design against the independence of our sister republic; but whether from motive* of pru dence, or from mere party opposition to the O'lxmncll clique, la a question. The Spanish bank hero lis* loaned ' ouo million of dollars for expenses attending the expedi tion, after being requested m lend a hatover sums might

be required. This the bank refused to do unless a sum were specified, anil a million having beau named and paid over, tbe directors, I am told, declared 'hat the lank was unable to do any more. 1 give th? statement as 1 hoard it; but for lny pari I doubt the truth of the latter part of it, for reasons which must he apparent to any one. The bank Is very well able to lend many mil lions, nud even if tbe directors were ever ?o much op posed to Qlto])n{U't! Mexican policy, it is not likoh tli ?y wfeurn fly I" the faro of the government iuitiai manner. Bui if it be true, ii is a pretty gtrong sjiecimenof the feeling of the opposition parti in Cuba. Mexico, in the meantime, keeps rolling down lull as fast as alie can, and she will assuredly get to the bottom, whether left to h"rself or divided in hor faeitis (tetcensus by Spain. Js t iih, in the absence of other new .pass from grave to gay, and recall Murk)and bis friends to ih? lovers of opera in New York. Wo had "11 Trovatore'' last night, Willi two or three now faces in the cast. Signora lis- veg gio. deservedly u favorde, appeared a. T-eooora, mid ac quitted herself adiitlrublj. Madame Massnn, as Arueena, waa excellent,full uf pioodon mid ueiion. A new bari tone?Signer lellint?made Ills appaarauco as the (bunt de l.una, aud established his reputation as a really good artist, carefully trained, with a line voice and excellent taste. The Tacon, which is a magma, out thelitis., was completely filled?and that means about two thousand of the moat sumptuously drc- ,ed people in the world, exclusive of ?u Immense number of the well behaved but igttohile coign whose bead ) are among tho (painted) clouds above. This week "II Hallo in Mate hem" will l>e produced for the Urst lime in Havana. Tbeie w ill be a jam. The lhotio of tbi, loornlugattacks the additional tax of ten per cent imposed iijh.ii ail kinds of tobacco im ported lute the United States, j have not had l line to road the article very carefully, for (tie mails lor the ton siitulion will bo closed in a very little while. The French war steamer l.e Koonudtn is in port. Jler Britannic Majesty's steamer Bulldog, Commander McKil lop, soiled yesterday. The two battalions of marines which were expected from Spain hav e a-rivod, and num ber a limit 1.700 men. Tlio weather is delightful and the cil) perloctly health). During the u?y the thermometer d"*s uot get beyond TJ, and the northerly breeze which comes from your Icy region across the warm Atlantic arrives just c<sd enough to be ^freshing. There ai a vary lew strangers in Havana, particularly from tho Stales, and 1 think wo may export a dull winter. In sugar ami forcigu exchanges there is nothing new to report, except thai the sugar ntaikel is dull. NEWSPAPEK ACUOIJNTS. [From tho Mexican Kxtraorilinaty, Nov. -0.1 The position of foreign relations with this country ha ; been the absorbing topic of the month, ami with ail the efforts of foreign mtuistcr# and the ingenuity of the mem bers of the present government. aliairs hive nol unfor tunately a.-sumert a favorable aspect. The disorders and demoralization of the republic, from ono extremity to the other, and in nearly every Slate amf Territory throughout its length and breadth, which prevail,coupled with the impoverished condition of the national .finances, give but liftt* eliance for the pacific settlement of the questions pending with England, l-'rsnce anil ,-*|iuin, and with nil our dlspcgition to favor cucli a termination we frankly cenfess our inability to see how it can be satis factorily arrived at. The action of the representatives Of England and Ihe I nited States would load us to believe thai the whole question turned upon money . but nurrnw as the difficulty is reduced by this clew <u tlieras?the Mexican governniont cannot show ii.-elf in jr ail Ion to settle, and if we arc lo accept Its pl.-a or poi crlv to-day, what hopo can we entertain for an impro\ anient in the future! Eetusseo: The present government started its career somo eleven month* ago, with the flnest financial prosjiecH, th>-sym pathies of almost every foreign resident in the republic and fho well wishes of ovcry foreign nation. It Imd not only the ordinary revenue of the nation but the entire wealth Of the church?estimated at near three hundred millions of dollars?at it? dis|msal. Before it had held power to? mouths it b id succeeded in destroying the sympathies entertaiued for it,und at the close of the seventh month a death blow whs dealt to all the report entei tinned tiy that portion of tlio foreign residents who had not Identified themselves In the repartition of the property of ihe church. The government had disposed of the church properties and mortgaged the revenues of the nation for month* ahead, and to crown all suspended payment* to all inannorol' creditors, evon to those with whom it Lad just completed the most binding contracts. Had good come from this pimligul ex|>cudltitre of tbn na tional wealth, this bartering of tho revenues and this display of bad faith, Ihere would lun * been left some ex cuse, but no; instead of the social condition of Ihe country improving it grew- every day worse. Banditti daily iii created on the high roads, and ihe public security de creased in ail parts, until now but few spots in the whole republic arc safe for either residence or travel. In July last the representatives of England and France,* aft?r bai lug agreed upon joint aoiiou. considered the con dition of the country and the acts of (lie government Jus tified them in suspending all diplomatic relation*. Mince that tlmoevcrf successive mall for abroad liHSgnnefroiglit ed with account* of new disorders and new atrocities of *11 kinds, without one well grounded ray of hope for Ihe **WU>lls!>tncut of order or tor the future safety of foreign life Md property. Tho outcry of indignation raised throughout the civilized world inconsequence of l hear countsfrmn Mexico has como back ui>on us, and, Instead of exciting a wholesome fear, apparently has added lo Uio animosity against foreigner*. 'Ibis has bran es pecially manifested against the Spaniards, Mid had not the government have taken precautionary measures frightful scenes would have taken place in the city, gut with all this a number of foreigners hod been attacked and one at loaal has been muedared. The l*at mail from Europe also brought decided instructions to both the representatives of England and France. The character of those to the French Minister are said to havo been of such a character a* might have been expected from tho tone of the English and French presa, ami that gentle man has been unable to do anything with the Mexican government, and ha* consequently suspended definitively all i slat ions. IIewasal*o the medium of convey iug to the Mexican government tho ultimatum of Mpain." which, we hear, has'not reoeivcii eren notico from the govern* mont, it being considered too insulting?in fact, a virtual declaration of war. Sir Charles Wyke,the British representative, his taken a a>ui>e that cannot bo explained by lie, circumstance* muter which he suspended relations. In that ease he acted with the French Minister, but Instead of doing so on this occasion he has taken the opposite coarse, and apparently been co oporat Jig with the representative of tue United States, tin-lion, Thomo* ( or win, who is op posing all measures that may lend toan-n rnarhwenlupoa the Monroe doctrine. Whether with or without instruo ti ui-, Sir (hail' i Wy ko has been zealously ciidv,, -in n.i to estrange the policy of h government' from that of France in the affairs of Mexico ; and, after the town i ml been filled with wild report* lor some I .? weeks, th< at fart wus officially announced that ho bud, on tho r ' ..signed ? tr itywiththe gi vfiiiin- -u. iim treaty (or *?-i-wtiki aa i' is called) afn-i . > marhdebhe rntiou xt-s rejected b.. t\.ugro??o:> ilw .go. -n ?m ?,? f re tbv'uncial o,g... i , | aunoubcoil ii - main feature* and Die ccruinty ol it* tr. ?g n,? an,,, of (|K> govern mont In i-e.ttl iig lor.-ign (littb'.iiitii-N. a.-the .['i.inl Journ; I tho said nvmiiioa Is n " el the agi ??in nt made by M- Mil r las* than 1-iHilllij exemption thai , cic'ibi h tie.?iinrli, sior * r-"pcctinr flm responsibility of the Mexican go vernm-nt by no meaitir*aU.ifaetorv to UTitish inuro.uui Uiih republic lint iln- ? otivonti >u In* b ion rejected by dongrewi, und wo suppose tliat her Majesty's r 'pr<s?et)la tivo will acarcely venture <>u Deiv negotiations be'ore re reiving Iurliicr advice* frmn Ms government. As it m ly l-o iuti'mminp, to our reader? we give the Pillow in. veaioi or the Convention I'rcMn the official Journal: "As ?n liiiilprataud, the payment of I ho amount ->f Ihe I Agona Soph eotMlucUt is slipul it 'd 111 till couventiou, a* elan tho 5n00,000 robbed by the rein to n.uiy ji.trty in tlio Cain- dc Oupuchnuw, with tcu iter cmt of thadulvol public linprovorptmU, ooitreding to tho Oa-pucl 1 ??'* amount an ditcreat of six per cent, and tr? that or Ugtici P'ewt twelve per coat por annum. This Imwey "r tlooi p't admit a recognition of tho validity of (lie acts the r m ? ternary party, nor Imply afogpouiiiliiliiy for theiri.ma it lining KtlpnInto1! that the action of tlio bondholderi,slla.l be caded to the government gf Mexico for tho pro.-* on'.n n of the authors of Ibo oi'iuio, noil In nrsoKlom ? with tho law.i links a reparation for lha damage* AdHlsiuad. Till# Is what Hie const ill)t ional government oth , ml to do on tin* ro cslabli-liinuiit of diplomat'- relations with Mr. ?Mathi-w, an J the liagilsh govurpmaut in despatches from tlio t'oroign Ollloo have rocogin.ed, that noithcr on the people nor the legitimate government of tho republic rosio.1 aiii responsibility for the crlma perpetrated by the , faction illil occupied Ihe capital. Tho interests on* tho | Hum occupied iu 1 agunA Soca aufl'er diminution, a.- thny gained one |to:'rout a mon(ii, ninl in tlio period that bin pnn-od those ml 'rests limn Mummied lo more than twelve iwr con!. i Tho former conventions quieted into between Motion ami t.'i oat Ilritain reapeating the pay ment of the itoht re main In rigor, and with reference to tho sums that were put aside on Isaying the law of tho 171 ti July and what is duo-from that data lo Iho |>reseul are to bo covered by theaforefftid leu (ier cent of public improvements. All thofiu arrangements are uol to iutorfore with tho compliance of tho t'er.aud convention, which la to be ro apculod to il* conclusion. In place of iho intervention la tho Custom Houses, llm rigid lo-examinc ll?o bxiks and document - of tho Custom llmisss.eueli ay niaiiifeit.x, invoice.., liquidations, Ac., is conceded to (lie British Consuls and (lie agent of the Crc dilors,Boil)?l no humiliation resells to Mexico, which may, perhaps, by those uicuhe improve the administra tion of its revenues. Tho payment of the ii-Kiqmvionlx for the debt is to bo made iupa)>or,iii tho some mode 'as lli&t aheady ex tahludied wlib respect to iho duties for public improve menls. The ton per cent will immediately commence to lu? pant, and (he payment* tq iho convuntiona will bo put In force from January .1H6SI. < nine that the inouihly payment i* made, nil responsi bility on the part ol the Mexican government, m (he trans|iort of the money and it* division ajuCiig.t the cre ditors, tearo* Toe rat ideations of the r,oncentum aro to b? i-scluug< d in the lo: iii of eix iii-iulhe. .Sin li are, in auhslauec, tlie alipuiallona r>f UiO conv*t tion, ai d wo think wo are well inlorniod and havo not omitted any Important clause. Tho rejection of the foregoing convention loft Sir Charles \S > ke no alleruatira bid lo f*U back ujh>u liis original in-IivkI oiih,and ho cou--ei|U?i,0v,'?1l th? J^'Hi inrtant. parsed to the Mexicanpnvci umoni an ultimatum, conveying, more or lea-, Iho subslauco of (hat pascd hy >1. de Salignv. The ofllcial organ of (ho government rpooka appftienlly iu exultiug lerms of tho and edbse qiieiicas ofthe refusal of (ougr-s* to ratify thi* conveu lion. NoverlheW-ss, tlio goveininent bus stiirerod a daifoat (hat can not well he repaired, and there is u diajio-it.ou on the part of the Cabinet to resign, thus to save tho ro sponaihllityfrom failing u|*>n Iho cxocutiv a. Iu fAet, the formal resignations have boon lend mod, bu! this Indif ferent mimicry of eonatiiutional government cannot auvo the actual Mexican government from (he responsibility w hich bang* over il, Tho changing of cabinet will not, ? canuol, change the facta. Tho clcih/.ed world aro into restod that jiciice and security shall reign in Mexico. A change ol eabinol will not ulTocI this, no nam- ilian iho < onvontion of Sir Plmrlts Wjrkl would havo done. All this pluy of convention* and cabinet change*, thorelijre, comes lo nolbiug?ibc whole objeel being to light oil' the question until the noxl approach of iho mmito -oason on the coast, when, of coiir.-o, ilie strongest ill reals of I jig land aiid f'raflco will he laughed M, T'tf i'-te of Mi a "ui tioialniu" of Mr (liariei Wyke is hot >el know n, but ITT* safe lo Bay (bat If any favorable answer may now havo been given, II Is Bolely to keep olf forolgu government* until March nexl?when tho Mexican government will snap their llugcra at (hose who have been credulous enough to place faith iu tho trumpery expedient* now raised. The .-dato of relation-, in tho I iiilo-l<slaUi remains pret ty much the- -auvo a* when the last rna.t left tli;sfor abroad. I'erliaps it may he said Hi..I ihe deb at ol the ar vangi-ment with fiii f'barles IVyU bus uprrated unfavota <l'y ujvin ilie negotiatioaa with Mi. t'nrwiu. Th. defeat ba? at leacl served lo instruct iht friend of Mexico how uncertain is everything in'this r iitrv, and how uunlo II would be to enter mio any Jo:n| obligations with government.whose acta aro *oh|.-cfed to spch accounts blchoudroiiaiiou. Thg relatious with iho Sautlio, o couteiferaey ,,?vc hi mj brougLf lu an abruPI iwni lusjon to (h# (mprisoiiineut of Colonel Ivkoil, ihe re)*l$\eMai ivA of that country. Till. acl of national discourtesy max ho cwldo'pd new grounds for (rouUo for Mexico. The parBoeiilioti of Col. ITekelt has been fomented, we behave, by tittserupuloi enetnies. who are creating a storm that, now no linger than a band on the hor-son, nuiy err long surge into a de easlatiug tornado. < The condition ol tho counii.v he* not improved,nor show* sign* of improvement. J: -bhera exi-l > en all iho j highway r and hj waya ol the country?even hi tl?? priu , elpal iitruets of Mexico. Mail- *ro rob I oil nearly eveiy | day on nil tho principal routes. Ansa, sinalioni, aaek ugea, Ac., go on as usual. I'ho government is poor, but ! preparing to opp-?ie foreign .mu-cii. Tim or: I *lep I taken has been to dismantle Sun Juan do t'lua and Mm j forts of Vera Cru/,. Tim oapllsli.sls *?!' ihi- city has coma forward to aid the government. A proposition ol (.?ncial sninosty has been I'ropceed lo pardon (hose of (lie d> mes lic enemy who will eulisl ill the aei ice again-t foroigu Invnaiou. C'ommerca is ata slaud. I.lttle is doing and tbu prospect growing niore gloomy. Ceneral I'oblo, the chiel man of Ujp country, is expected to b- here shortly. Many enlerlsdi the hope that ho may un aide to do sometli.ne for his country, (lo (toubllr.. would have avoided the presold or is is if lie had been at the head of nllairs, hut whether he could save the ship of Stale now, if ho were entrusted with the task, is not so carta in, and il is 1*9* -ortain that he will bo given the opimrtniiily. The otllciiil p;i|>ei announcu* that persons are dieii ilm ting rlauilestinnly primed urgumeDt* in favor of foreign intervention. We feel certain no foreigner* are enga^d in this work and that these papers oniric from thai class ol" Mexicans, whir, having something to lose wi-li lesce Iho country pai ifted. and ihi* they know can not be done without aid from abroad. We have advice* from Ijiioreiaro ?o the Jial 'jvucal DoMailo had arrivod there front CuanajiiRto aun had do spat'.herl Mcueral Antillun wilht,'JlMi men oil lo Sun I'e dro Tolitnan. (he present capital of the reactionarv go rerniueiil. Marque/,Zuluagn, Mojln, and all the princi pal rr-aetionary cUkjfa were in Toliinau, and it v.as re jsiried ibey bad positively declared ngaiuei any arrange ment with the Monlitutierml parly and in fax or offorr:r;n interv uulion. '/.uloagu has set up ;v governinenl and named hie cabinet. The feeling in Hie interior against foreigip<is is reported lo bo growing morn ami more bitter. 11 appear* iliat in tho first ibey* of 'his month a party of four huudred brigands made their appearance in the vicinity of Iluiehapatfi. They commenced by stealing all the horses sd>1 cattle they could find, and by gathering ami carrying efl ihe product* of the nobis. They then fell upon lire defenceless inhabitants, robbing I heir houses and violating the women. Several mother , who, with ?nir>atic? snd tears, endeavored to savo their daughters from the hands of these demons incarnate, were treated in the most barba rous manner, having I icon left bruised anil disabled with broken arms and legs. These scones continued for several days, and iu several villages and liariaudux. The bnuditB were tuosl reckless, bring upon rlefenealess (icople without any provocation, merely to satiate their lusts and passions. The writer, after giving a long!baaed statement ol those barbarities, aavs that they did still more that he ia unuble to relate, ami which we confess our Inability to imagine. This party, when hut heard Craoa, wera going toward Mmapaa, la which direction Ihey exjiected to find some more of their owuparty, no. initially known as renrtinnials. The journals in favor of the government now adroit that Ilie city is surrounded by banditti. Th" fact lias been well known to the public for month- past. Two persons who were hunting a few days ago near one of the gates of the city were robbed. Not lung ago passengers troni Tacuhaya were robbed inside the Garita de Helen. Night attack* in the street." arc* common, so that both inside the city and outside the city r obi.or a abound. Menerat frags lias bean named to take command of the army nftlie last and it is supposed wdliake hi* stand against ihe .Spaniards. (ionoial ui'tega i* expected to arrive here in the next few days lo take an lUipm taut command in the d- fence against ihe foreign enemy. Men. Comonfort has addressed (k-ueral Vidanrri, oii'cring his gervices for tho .same pur l*ise. Another report says (Jontonforl has declared hiui tieif Tresldent of the ropubltc. (iencrul Tapia baa been named to take command of the national defence* on the line of Tampico. City Intelligence. As Unknown Ma* Kiuan.?Tho body of an unknown uiau,abou| fully years of age, end five foet ten Inches high, was found dead in the cellar of the now building No. ;116 Third avenue, yesterday morning. I)r. Routon made a post mortem examination of flic body, and found an extensive fracture of tho okull, which whs evidently the cause of death; also, congestion of both lungs It was the opinion of the physician that deceased, whilo la boring under this congestion of the lunge, accidental)y tell into the cellar way, and killed himself. Coroner Schirmer will hold an inquest upon the body to-day at He! lev no Hospital. Deceased was dressed ma lead color edovorcoat, light vest, while shirt, two under shirts, and hluck rihbed pants. FaTAf'ArcioKM os ma Nisiu A vest a Rtti.iuMo.?Coro ner Schirmer hold an iuqneet yesterday, at No, 272 West Twenty-sixth street, upon the body of Thomas Italian. a native of Ireland.hgod fifty years, who died from the oflects of usuries'accidentally ret eived by being knock ed down by one of the cars on the Ninth Avenue Rail road, on the evening of the nth inst. The evidence show ed that it was quite dark at the time, and that tho driver Of the car could not possibly have averted the casualty, so the iury rendered a verdict of " Accidental death.'' Otvltnnry. jrpflE ftlNGMCTON HtTCHKLl.. tVi ti.it e to record the death, on Tuesday last, of Judge Singicioa Mitchell nt the age of 8T years. Judgo Mitch ell held nutny important positions of trust In his judicial character, wild for six years hud a seat on the bench of tho Queen's County Court, during two years or which tie was Urst judge lie was a brother of the eminent natu r tl il uosi scholar, Dr. Samuel Latham Mitchell, ROBKKT tlOOAN, M. i>. in Robert Dogan, the founder of the Irish Emigrant, St. l'atrlnk'R,and oliier liko buncvolont qpo'etles, Is n<> more, lie had been ill for soma time previous to his death, which event wa aooeleratcd by au accident that invqjvod the fruotni oof a thigh hone,superinducing ty phoi t lover. Dr. lings 11 wis a gradual01 of Trinity Col 1 go, and mater .ally aided 'ho p-iLciiio inoywmont in If 0 .slid i.i fs;h TS!E FIPHT AT FORT PICKENS. OUB.KOKT PICKENS COKKKHPONDPNOB. Cami- BsOWM, !>ec. 3,13C1. Detailed Account of iht /lomlxtrdntMl/rem a Z nayo? tie info: cent wis uunM to 0 ijiticre J/'rnvi olrt?The 7* m/. RtbA Steamer, Injured?/<<vu:\ile Firing on /loth ftuttr? The tiu hmond uti i Niagara Deetrog McKao~~Ttie A\i*a Yard a Ueap <\f Kuitu?(Me Zona.'* Kilted?.Six Hegm tars Killed and ftiur tVoundtd by Aecideul, etc., dir. Knowing from experience (hat Uio Souftr irn journals will pervert the facta relative lo the botiibardiuout of this fortification, I baaton to give you a correct vornhm of the aiTitlr, wbloh, so tar as it lias progressed, is a de cided lluion triumph. Tiis only thing wo at presoul rn<)nlrs is mon. lla<l wo hut sufficient reinforcements not only would tho Navy Yard at Warrington, Forts Mcltas ?'j 1 Barrancas liavo boon reduced, hut I'enaaoola would havo fallen into our hands. Tin- enemy wore so dis concerted at llio terrific flro poured in oh them, the oonllagratlon of their Navy Yard (mostly consisting < f pine building* and tho broadsides from the ships) that with a couple of Northern regimen!a our victory would have been complete. Why such reiiiforoi monts have not boon supplied to us ia a mystery (o every man in thus regiment, but, I presume I he authorities at Wash inglou are tho best judge) of this matter. Hut uow ft* the dotaiia. The Times, Oonfeilratn steamer, bus long bo >n n great eye-sore to us. She e'jnv< ye I t.lio troopa which nearly doatroyed ua on the morning of the 9 It of October, when our camp was buruod and a ivimbor of men' killed. Since that time sbs his been actively engaged in transporting troops from tho Navy Yard and the ai|jaoenl fort to Fensacola. and lias also aided considerably in the construction of the formidable batteries on Oak Island, recently crocted by tho rebels, and which will, on our ultimate attacks on PMsaoola, provo formidable obstructions. Colonel R:owu, though cnrtaitily his policy was la remain quiet until lie had received reinforcements, nppea-c4 to hsre become tired or thai remainTiig Inactive and allowiug his opponents, without ivludianoa from him, to construct battery after battery. II> therefore sent notice to the enemy that should the Times sloHoicr continue still to ply the river he would ondeavor to sink hor. This warning produced no eifisct oa the other side, and accordingly fire was oponod. The day previous to this our regiment received notice that something important was about to take place, and that wo were to keep ourselves in rcadinoss at an instant's notice. Orders wore immediately issued that all our' I ersounl olfi-cta, blankets, overcoats, knapsacks, officers, trunks, in fact, every tiling that, we c?ml 1 not carry should lie buried in the -and. Wo set to work, and soon ?veryltiing was under ground. Some of llio men had constructed artilicia cellars bcnr-uih the flooring of tbair tenia, and thus rendered an excav at ion of the sand unne cessary. Others, who had been loss industrious, wan dered gbout until Ibe. bed ?.elected Rfj2:" R-crctSpot, which they eeiiTiT li eTi identify'at 3uoseqie>nt prnTC-f and screened from the ga/.a of all observers?fuer the dill fence between mrum and team is not much roggrdet here, auct what v ulnar people usually call stca tug is de uomiualed by many of u>. by the mild term of 'appro priation")?secured their property as best they could. Well, at nine o'clock P. M.vve were all in rank, and weil d wHit some anxiety tokuow what would (ako p ace. Ai about ten tho Times was to be soen near 11m Navy Yard, ami Fort I'icken.) o|>oiicd fire. A- fur as 1 could SeeSM wnsstruek. AU our tent-, were struck, and we marched up to the baltories .amid a pretty good shower of shell from the enemy, which caino near but fortunately did us no injury. Our boys behaved pretty well, round shot did not appear to trouble them much, but the whirring, which is ilia peculiarity of tho shell in its rapid passage through the air,4nndt> a good many shrink, and feel that. our positicjp v,-as critical. However, altliebat terisa vr* arrived ?af? au-t so and. ju the interim w bstierins bad opcuod fire, and we could distinctly see tho shot and sholl fitrite the buildings in (he N'svy Yard. About half ap li"ur .aHer ibis the fli^tya and Hi-hni'-iid Iwk up their positions hear to Tort IfoItacT ii'id pc-urod in an inces.ant fire on it. and tho water and sand lislterics contiguous (o it. Their fire most have been very destructive, as McRae's arCTllery, with the ox eptioli oi two guns, was soon, silenced. With tho batte ries just alluded ton wi- different, for they rojilt^lwlth Tho ships,Mid 1 tmkglnonuisThsvS* spirit and effect to _ dono iheui con/lderr.ble damage. A small gunboat, ?rhose iiiu.iC IcouM uH in the hurry ascertain, sloamed down boto.v enr bosi ia!. to prevent the enemyfrom landing l> oops, it bring feared they would throw a large force ou Kinta Rosa during lhc bombardment, and en deavor to carry tl>< butteries and Cickens by storm. We sheltered oiirso.'i a, bc.it we could behind Iho sand bat teries. Adjutant Soe'ey, of the regulars, had taken a en.all riilod cannon to Hie fjpnnUh tort, a distance of sis li lies from the can p, and work-id it Willi great elllcioncy. vi about ihrei- o'cloclcl'. M. a largo volume of smoke burst from licReo, and ulie immediately caused firing, ili-s was caused by our shells ignit ing t-otne of (In wood work pf tho fort. We were then marchml back again to iho intrenomonts be yond our camp, which wrocpii-liuctod a long tipie since by Colonel Wilson. 'Vlij we were thus trotted up and down (lie ,'sland i? a puzzle to us all. I'robably ii-may liu\ e been lo ucuvutom us, not ices as wo nro, to lbo dan gore of a bombardment. At abotit four o'clock AfcBee cotmunnced filing again, but v illi very little effort, must of their siioi falling. hnrt of l ie v.-els they were des tined lo strike. Hostilities w-re suspended for a brief v-crk 1 bv a heavy rain, which rendered it iu>possible for the men to flro effectively. This was e ! foriunnle occurrence for the iol>e'R,'ns shortly after itscominencameut a lire broke out i(i the Navy Yard, which burned briskly and brilliantly lor some time,but was soon extinguished, llie weal hor soon cleared up, and worn out with faligne and wulcbing, eftor our frugal i,up|H i of bread and cofi'eo, we filing ourselves on tho sand and were soon ash-op. Wo were called up sovoral limes during ilio nu.-ht from false reports that the foe w?s advancing. Had they d-eie so they could hav" mur dcred u- ai their loNur,, for,from our jaded condition and Hie riiHllue-s of our nutnliers, wc should have offerod but a iei-hiiv re istsnro. We lost {mi one man, named Cooper, of Comiumy It. on Saturday, tlia 23d, Fort I'icken' opened lire at bolt past two o'clock ?ithredl'ol shot from her ramparts. 'Ibis soonkindlod a (ire in th? Navy Yard. Tlio barracks, a .-.mail church, and hoverul buildings close to it wore soon destroyed. 1 bad ii splendid view of this from Iho Spanish fort, and, with the aid of a glosu, could perceive the rtrenuoua cfTorU inude to extinguish it, but it was of no avail, and thc> w ere Rt-oii roducod to a heap of smouldering ruins. Otiriug the conflagration tlio enemy's lire was quick and accnriiie. They poured shoi ami slicll in showers into Pickens end the batteries, but caused littlo damage, returned their fire until ubout Ih -eoo'clock in tho morn ing, occasionally Rotting fire to h building in the town. Indeed fii-os occurred in the village and Navy Yard during the ontirc night. I regret to nay that six regulars wen- killed uisd four wounded In the fort hy Hie accidental explosion 01' a shell. Col. Brown is sued orders that if wo were Weft unmolested on the Sab bath thai our butteries should remain silent. We, of course, did so, and, as the euonty did not think fit te annoy us, wo were left in peace. The Richmond man-of war lost onn man killed nud six wounded. For the present hostilities have censed, and I apprehend with gain to our ride. The Nuvy Yard is reduced to ashes, and can afford no a, com mod dt ion for tlio Houthern troops to winter in. Fort Mclluc is cctupleloly disabled, fast sluicing into hor soft bed of sand, ant so weak that tlio rebound of her own guns would destroy her. Barrancas has been seriously damaged, but still presents n formidable front. Thus thoy have si .11 left to them thai stronghold, the water butt-re, and somnother, scattered in front of the Nnv.i Yard, or rather, I bat whieb wan once a navy yatS. The ;ni-;--i111 of their troops have been withdrawn to Pen- - v ., where the final, and,I am fearful,sanguinary etru- ;,e vyill take place, II will be impossible to make any impression en that lowo, oven with the co operation of the shipping, unless wc arc furnishod with at least fire thousand men. Tilt then, it seeing to ue that we tuuet remain quiet. When 'lie final pti"h comos It will be herd work, for wc shall have to attack them In bouts, in the face of their butteries, and contend againrt h force at lea d five limes our number. 'Hie damage done lo us lias been but trifling. Fort Pickens looks as well as ever, and, with the exception of a few of the bricks being disturbed, no one would havo known that a bombardment had occurred. Wc have lost but one man; nothing or personal property. for that was all burled. Patber expensive work this for the enemy, for each shot is estimated to cost ihetn $10. The regi ment, or rather what Is left of us, is iu the enjoyment of good health; but we hope shortly to See some New York f aces, and plenty of Ho rn. I'll* Bnvnfnct of She Harvey Kirch ? Piratical Act. The MontrC'iil Herald lias an elaborate article in regard to the Nashville. II takes ground that the British go vernment., (hmigli it cannot, under the circumstances refuse hospitality to the Nashville, as tlv vosgoi of a recognized belligerent, jet sho must not be supplied with any warlike stores. The ItemUl goes on to say : The Nashville had prisoners on board: but her officers did not pretend to hold them as prisoners when I hoy were once In British waters. But for the acknowledgment of the belligerent rights of the South, the Nashville must have boon regarded as a pirate, and, being ilia enemy of nil nal ;oas, subject to bo captured by any. It is true that the I sited ritalos aay that flits acknowledgment was Improper; but it luui been dellhorat'Iv made, and will no donl,?l ho maintained. tithe Sou 111 ho not a belligerent, the rupture of Slldell and llason was uu act of piracy. But there is uhe point which throws some deuhts over the rights of the Nash ville?It is the conduct of her commander in burning her prize. In general it is the law of privateering thai no vessel shall be esteemed a prize till she baa beat con demned bv acomjiofent court We believe that this is provided by British alattilorjr law : and in thn regulations for privateers, issued in 1803, the second article directs thai, immediately after a cap ture, (ho privateer i- to lake ihe prize into some British port, in order that#glie may bo adjudged. Again, the fourth article expressly directs that "the .chips, vessels, goods,wares,merchandise and effects taken by virtue or loiters of marques anil reprisals, as aforesaid, shall be kopl and preserved; and no part of them shall be sold, apoiled, wasted or diminished, and the hulk thereof shall not be broken before judgment be given in the High Court of Admiralty ." The Southern privateer, therefore, manifestly acted in contradiction to the English law of privateering when ho burned a prize previous to condemnation, and lor which hu might not bo in a position 10 indemuify the owners in case sho worn not auch a ship as a prize court would havo condemned. The transaction in that light, has a vory" piraticallook about it. Whether ft would bo piracy i? an linglisli \ v >?el, by tCugUsh law . wo do not know; ii wouldcoiUiulj be a high olfnnce. But it appeal s.tfom llio opinions of some writers, that the law of F.ngl .nil ou this sub.ioot in not identical with the law of nations, which permits or the destruction by n privateer of a captured onein} before adjudication Jm certain oirctimsiaii., s. Th. se circumataiicee we hIiouW take to ho physical difficulties, suth as s tonne, making It impossible to hi iiig the capt irod ship inio port. tfpi.ri lb# whole, it may bo doubted whether llio Nash villo has done any thing to justify the extreme vara ure of r' Harding her as a pirate in England; but llje burning of llio prizo htif'.re coiidolnnod v.as,iiiido.itjt.HUv, nu % V utlarly qpjmg.Vl to the B dish Nav.i^pod \

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