Newspaper of The New York Herald, March 25, 1862, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated March 25, 1862 Page 2
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2 Both of th? man?who, by the way, wora armed?t?eWo brought away her sails ami found a lellor which gave ?>na information Having embarked, we pulied up, and when off Prudats wheel wo espied a six pounder lying on the wharf. Wo aeizod thia and put it iuto the launch and atuod on. On reaching the point ahrvo Udoai we espied several lie iter men, two of whom we "brought to," purchasing their oysters and paying the? in silver, and at iheir own valuation We ove.hauled several craft, and in one found pa|ers directed to John Pagan, P. M , Ucean Hpriugs. Of curse we took the pa; o s sud let the poor llsbei insn go. We now .-toored for Ocean Springs, and on landing we found that we were on lagan's wharf, which is well built, and is several hundred yards m length, on it is a raiircad truck, used for transporting goods from the boats which laud there. We sealed ourselves on the car, and the marines were our steam, or rather tu dive power Here we uist but one sore faced croole. Of course we let him go. but he followed us. 011 Isavuig ' the csrs" wc passed through a dilapidated building, by another, and we were in Ocean Spin gs, and were the tirsi landing party of L'niou men who havo been h re since the war Our footsteps were directed to the Post othus, where we found Mrs. J. Kagun iu charge. Mrs. E. is a good look ng Lady from the Emerald Isle, of a flery torn por, and with linger nails long enough to do sums tall scratching with iler batter half, John, arrived soon alter we entered tiie domains of the Confederate states oi America Post otltce ivpui tment He wore an angry look and s seedy coat; was tall in stature and in bis si>esch, had a contemptuous sir and an air of onions; was not a Northerner or a Southerner, but was born in Ireland, was a postnissther under Buck, who illlhrated him, eud now he was one of Mr. Davis' postmasters, lie had returned all his stamps, but kept his letter balance to Ualanoe his accounts. Col. Jones could not see the balance lu that light, and arter weighing the thing m his mind cams to ths conclusion not to be found wanting m the scales of duty, and t arried off Eagan'a balance because It bore these significant characters? r. U. l?. V* O. M|N) Ui?u, wuv HI*. I "? ? madder, and she gave us a little bit of Irish advice. Ocean Spring* is beautiful place and well adapted for a water lag plaee. It is smaller than Biloxi, which place was bttiil up under the influence of one of the Southern laud excitements. Ocean Springs is almost entirely deserted, and we did not see over ten persons there. The object of our visit being eminently successful, and having taken about flfty Mew Orleans {>apers, wa prepared to return. Bidding Kagan h Co. goodbye, we ''took the cars" for the end of the wharf, where we found that the Hartford's launch c re w had made a seizure of qu its a number of guns, rifles and muskets, all of them in a dilapidated condition. They were probably brought therefor the pur poee of oom plying with an order to the citizens to send their old arms to New Orleans to be repaired. We put them in the boat and started for the New London. As I said before, the papers gave ua very valuable information, and we felt assured that It would bo worth tbc time spent to go again, perhaps, to some other locality. We returned to the Roads, and by eight o'clock I was again on b ard of the flagship. 1 will forward you papers of the latest dates wa captured. During my absence from the ship 1 found the ship National tiuard had arrived, and we bad taken two more nine-iucli guns on board, the I'eusacola had also come in. Her engines are about ru.ued, owing to ber stranding on the Florida coast, the details of which wore forwarded to you from Key West. March 2?To-day being Sunday, and the first one of the montn, the Articles of War were read to the crew. In one of the papers seized we round that one or the two men who were taken in one of tho New London's prizes was brutally murdered by bis captors, and tbc other is now a prisoner in the hands of the rebels. Sailors are proverbially careless, and it appears that when they got on board the prize they laid down their arms, when the rebels seized them, shot one man, and drove the other below. There is great rejoicing over this great victory. There are no signs of our moving to-day; the weather looked threatening, and berore midnight a heavy norther ' was blowing. During the night our tender, tho Uipsy, parted her cable and went ashore. kiia 3.?This morn lug the gale moderated, and the weather has cleared up; but a heavy sea is rolling in the harbor. The island is half flooded, and tne weather is more wintry than we have seen since leaving Hampton Roads. The Niagara probably leaves to-day for Key West, en route for home. We expect the Richmond hourly, and her arrival will, I trust, furnish us with late news from home. Steam was raised in our boilers to-day, and, should the weather moderate, we may go to sea in a few hours thereafter. 1 would say hers that a light Is nightly sxhibited in tbs tower on .'-hip Island?it can be seen about tea miles? and it will be kept burning until further notice. OPERATIONS ON THE FLORIDA COAST. Omr r*ra?BdlB? Correspondence. Fwut-Ajtruju, FIs., March XI, 1842. Capture and Return of a Rebel Colon I?-V'wi from Georgia?Progrtn of the Drafting System?Unwilling Rebots in Arm*?Reconnaissance of St Mary's River?A BoId Duel?Futile Attempt to Capture the United States Gunboat Ottawa?Ignominioui Flight of tin Enemy?Coolnem ant Bravery of a Gun-Captain?.Vami of the Wounded?Green Foot, Strawberries, Frttk Shad and Other Luxuries?Thankt to the Captains of the MeCldlan and Pembina?The Armed Cutter Henrietta, Be., Be. Lieutenant Colonel Holland, of the Firat Florida battel, ton, vaa brought in to day by the Onward. H seems Chat he went off with asag of truce to her while she was lying off shore, blockading a little south of this, and while she was flying a French flag as a decoy. He was deceived thereby, and put himself into our hands. Genera1 Wright will send him back to-day or to-morrow, respecting the flag of truce which be bore. The Colonel expresses himself under great obligations for the courtesies received at our hands. He is not inclined to be very Communicative on topics relating to rebel affairs, but gives as his decided opinion that the rebels were damned r <ois tor deserting this place without first offering a fight, aud testing their ability to held it?en opinion which we all concur in. Since our advent upon the Georgia coast Governor Brown hen issued a proclamation ordering the military au.horities to reeort to drafting If the twelve thousand meo called for by Jeff. Davis from the State wore not recruited by the 4th of March. From their papers and the reports of deserters and refugees we learn that recruiting was extremely slow, in spite of the threats of the authorities end the appeals of the preea Not half the number ivtfuirvu wm ivi mwuitug 1/7 iu? uraiung i>?*gAU no that dajr. It met with (real opposition from the pool In, bat the order was carried oat most rigorously aod to the letter. Ihe ipuuta is undoubtedly made up, but from men unwilling to take up arms. Torn from their ramilies to lake the Held under officers placed over tbem by the Governor, it oaanot be expected that they will become brave and efficient soldiers. Their hearts are not In the work, and ? are not at all surprised to learn of a wide spread dissatisfaction among them, of 1 n?ut>ordination and desertion. They are not supplied with uniforms, horses or much food, and the oOIots find it root! arduo is and discouraging to attempt to get them into shape. It was a body of four hundred of these drafted men that role from Jefferson, a poet town of eight or nine hundred lulu bit- , ants, about fifteen rnilee from St. Marys, to one of tho river blum the other night, to take the gunboat Ottawa. The first design was to retake SI. Marys, but lodrnlug that the Ottawa had gone np the river they relinquished their first idea, and concluded to intercept us on our return frt-m up country. So they marched bravely down to the bluff, and, Uav ing picketed their horsee, look a posit 'on In short ride shot of the river, ready on our approa h to clear our decks with rifle bails,and then? woll, they were to capture the steamer. They spent a long night very uncomfortably, without sheher, when ice was rorming nearly half an tuch thick on the Ottawa's docs. Much to their disappointment wo did not appear during the night, and they waited until ten o'clock tho next day, when we came in sight. As we had got a new Idea from the affair we had just passed through, on be coming aware of their presence s$ that point 1 he OUa wa's compliments were sent to them in the form oi sn eleveo inch shell, and a second was immediately afterwards thrown, b :h of which exploded near their retreat, kicking up a terrible dust, and Oiling tbe woods with tneir bellowmgs. Two or three 1'arrutt projectiles also served to make snown to the in that we were not unconscious of thsir presence aod their intentions. Tbe Shelle did the busin- ss Secesh took to horse, and the brave four hundred retreated in a most confused order, each one for him self, and expecting the devil to take the hindmost. They wampered home at a rate faster than they came, not d ugning to give ua a shot or choosing to attempt the re rapture or ft. Mary s. In Mi? affair with th? Mississippi riGemen the men working the eleven Inch gun torward, end thoae working the Carroll g in on th? forecastle, w*r* great)/ exposed, and one or two mortem* that occurred in the hottest of the tiro will illustrate the character of our seamen for braver/, roolnee* sod self i<u*as>eion Maroney, the captain ot Hie lore-astle gun, during the beat of the content, served bis gun s* beautifully as If It had been a salute be was tiring Two men bad been wounded by his aide, and a storm of ritle ball* ??i sweeping over the exposed forcastle deck, when, hi* gun being loaded, he was about to Ore, but before be could pull the lock string a rifle ball carried away the lock. lis matantly .Mixed a ban hot and struck the cap ones, but, failing to explode It, raised I be hatchet again, when a rifle ball struck the handle, epltt It aud sent a -tinging scuaitmn up hi* hand. He glanced at It, then at the rebels, and brought tbo hatchet dow n quickly upon the cap, exploding It and discharging the gun Ths shall did Its work, and Muro nay began to load the piece alone, a* all the reet had re tired trom the forecastle for a moment. The fliiugfrcm the rifled gun was uninterrupted then-after. One rifle ball pureed through the caps of two men on the forecastle, who happened to be in lac, barely ? ?z Dg their heads. Nearly every on* of the gun's crv.v wa* wounded, or showed the marks of rifle bail*. Ths I ok outs at the maatlieada * earned to be a target for the ei.e my'e Are, but they escaped unscathed. Certainly tbti eerape from lose of lire was almost mlracelous. The following are the nam- of those wounded, all doing wary wall ?b din l Wordy, Master's Mate, rifle shot, left araa,through below the shoulder, J. S. Koberta,ordinary seaman, rifle shot, right wrist?slight, Michael Cray, ordinary seaman, rifle ?h?t, calf of right leg, Benjamin P. Ripley,rifle snot,left 'huinb?not serious. Dr. C. O Carpenter, Surgsos of the Ottawa, dressed their wounds In a skilful manner, and all will socn he well under his treatment Midshipman, A-ling Mister, R. K. Doer suffered a oontuaion'in the leit groin from a rifle shot, which t wtunalely was stopped byncojqu r cut in his pocket, ibis saved hlro f oot a very tu u i not a vary dan j:erous wound. The reoonnousai-ra up the Ft Marys by the Ottawa Is 1iouoonced the boldest, most brilliant and most successful of the war. The Ilea if pcneirating fifty uiilea Into ths hpart rf an enemy 's country, with a single gunboat, was so bold that the vory dash ot the movement p ok the rebels by surprise, which they managed to rseover from, Low ever, while wo were ly u ? ag onnd In the swamp. ID*/ employed th" amu Uctlcs tliat proved Si dientroue to the Iduu.h in the last war. ti." eial Kxigllsh oOic'iS a.i l many men we e NKW Y< killed by the rid.-men whit* the Kngtish ships ww.e ascoudiag anil duxoeaduig line vary river. Bui ttoam anil uupruwd cannon have changed *11 U>i*. Nevertheless, il would nut l>? perfectly Halo for one Run b at to try lite experiment again I *iu quits well satis llod of this myself, ainl I do not propusc to accixnixtny lb? next gunboat up ibo river. The weather is very warm and pleasant here at present. No June day in New Yvrk Ould be more delightful In St. Marys I s.iw roees, japonic**, Ac., in lull bluotn, and 1 enjoyed a tine mess of greou pans, picked in a garden in thit village. Strawberries are rapidly ri|oamg, and will goon be til tu eat. lent wo.-k we had two severe frosts, which have probably kidod the p aclioe and in jnred the oranges, lemons at<d tigs. l*oach trees are in blossom, and 1 have soeu several orauge trees white with bioss. ms. Kins shad throng the St. Marys rivor, but we have no nets to tako thorn. Altogether ilns is quite a desirable country to live In at this saasoii of the yoar; but we dread the summer's host. Then, if Yolkiw Jack docs not visit t:s, wo shall be agreeably disuppoiulod. However, we hope the necessity of our occupy tug lha place will have passed away before the sickly soa-vou comes, and lie n farewell to the laml of flowors. i'omuiordore Dupont has expressed his thanks in a not* to Captain Gray, of Hi* Mctlellsn, for tlio efli cieut manner in which lie aided in the success of the lale expedition. Capt. Gray's services were exceedingly valuable, and he is entitled to great praise for the handsome manner ui which ho reuderwd Ummu. Capt Bulkhead, of tho l'cmbiua, reodorod service in towing the Henrietta to Kurnaiidina from St. Andrews, and managed his vessel with his usual good tact and skill. The Rionville goes North In a few days for repairs. 8ho sustained soma daman 0 bv setting on ths bar while com 104 >oUi this harbor hist Monday week. OPERATIONS ON THE LOWER POTOMAC. BiplmtioM la t^usstles Creek?Clever Dodge or the Rebels IMswoverwd?Tka Grave of John Smith?A Unionist Cats His Tbroat to Bseape ?Ke Horrors of a Richmond Prison?Mortality Aaoag the Rebel Troops?Trophies Carried Away, dee. Our explorations were mainly confined to the norl1* side or Qusntico crock, where we came upon the sits of the Pint Teiss^ regiment. A red flag was flying on each of the two hospitals, and a black flag on Comps. ny K's house. Also a grave, with a board at the bead bearing the following Inscription, cut in with a knife:? .'John Smith Arkansas. Dlsd Feby. 23J. Peace to his ashes. Disturb not tftis dead." Capt. Ward's suspicions were aroused by the fact that the grave was located directly among the huts, and be caused the gravo to be opened, when lo! John Smith was found to be nothing more nor loss than a largo number of canvass tenia. Seven of tlicm, being now wall tents, were brought away > the balance were quite old and nearly worthless. Just beyond wo camo to the residence of s Union man named Talbot, who has been secreted for s week past to avoid impressment. Hearing ths rebels had left he returned and started for Dumfries to get s load of corn ground. On entering the town, his two mules wore seized by a squad of rebel cavalry, and he was allowed to return to bia home. Still farther towards Dumfries, at a small house, was found an old manor sixty who had beanaaiaad by the rebels and thrown In t io guardhouse, on suspicion of being a Union man and having given information to our people. So terrible were his fears of a Richmond prison that to avoid it he had cut his own throat. The wound was dressed soon alter, and lie sent to his own house. Owing to the want of proper medical at tout ion subsequently, ths wound had not healed. Drs. Monroe and Foye, of the First and Kiev en th Massachusetts regiments, dressed it, and express the opinion that, although neglect has rendered hia case critical, be will probably recover. On reaching an eminence a mil* and a half from Dumfries, Ave four horse ambulances wars seen, apparently removing the sick from that place. Mr. Talbot says he understood yesterday, when at Dumfries, that ths sick bad not bean remove I. He also confirms the statements in regard to the mortality there, having been told that the rebels had buried seven hundred men at that place. Five male contrabands made their appearance in this vicinity. They came out of the woods upon the road. hearing as a uag oj true* it wutie niwn siuri, timi u^>u ? tremeodously long pots. They slats that they ate frcm Ksequier county, and thai their master baa three i iu ia the rei>el army and was abo'il to jots it him-elf. They were told that the Yankeoa would catch and sell them?that they must go South. He.iring of tho evacua tion of Manassas and the occupation of the Potomac batteries by our troops on Sunday, they started that night, and. by lying hid during the day, and avoiding highways and towns, aueceeded in reaching our camps. Tbey are quite likely and intelligent locking da: keys. An elaborate explanation of the map, apofcon of a day or two since, was (bund to-day, from which I make an extract. Referring to the single gun on the northernmeet point of Aquia creek, and which seems to have been (Sited "Long Tom," he says:? Long Turn, the reader will recollect, wes taken from the Yankees at Manassas. on the 21st of July. She ia so elegan soot, and r .-nders good service at this point and elsewhere. This is the 30-poundsr Parrot gun left by our troope In their retreat from Bull run. What service she has done seems a question, as the rebels have injured nothing since the batteries have been established. The Union people on that side state that Mr. Kvans, the ownor of the property on which the Shipping Point end transport batteries are located, practised a little deceit upon the rebel government, by repreeeutiug the river but e mile and three quarters wide, with the channel on the Virginia side. Ity this means he effected the sa!e of hi* land at e high Agar*?receiving Confederate scrip in payment. Ha is reported to he in disfavor with the rebels of late, who found the rivor much wider than he represented, and suspect him of doceiving thorn to obtain a high price for his land. The diary of private J. D. Lumbig, of the Maryland artillery, records the pasaige of the 1'SDsacoia on the morning of January 13, to the bitter disappoiaimonl of the South. January 14, ho says, "I hear to day that the officers and nnvetaa of the Shiiioiuir I'oinl batteries are arrested for inattention to duty, the consequence of which was, that the Peosacola passed in safety, they not having tired a allot They draerra it?oven death." Nothing of special intereat occurred yesterday, the day being occupied in briuguig away munitions from the dea'-rted fortiDcatlonacr the euemy A large number of papers were found, including murter rolls, morning re porte. medical requisitions, si< k lints, Ac. An abstract of provtsiooa si Camp Carroll, Virginia, on thaitli, 13th and 17th of January shows 4,000 men, and the number of days' rations < n hand for that force In each article, lite lollowing is the statement on the three days named ? Hup' Jiaiiuiw. ArMe*. Jan. 4. Jan 13. Jan. 17. Beef 11X 1?X 24 X I'-nott 6 5X 8 Flour 11X l?x 13 X .Meal 2X IX 6*4 Bice. 16', 14 X 19 Bcinn 16 X 12', 1 Hard bread 3X 3X 3', Coflbe ?>X 13X ?'< Sugar IX 2 IX Vinegar 7 3X 3X fC? ii n lea 25 Jo26 1 5 goap None. 6 5X Salt 7\ 6X 6\ Molasses..... 2'a' 2', IX Whiskey &X t*H 3X * A term applied to corn and wheat burned, mixed and ground. t They used their tallow to manufacture their candles in camp. A large number of moulds and some catup. mode candles were left behind. ; Five hundred and eighteen gallons. The evidence* of terrible mortality in their campe are Private letters, of which hundreds have buen picked up, muster rolls, morning reports, sick lists, Ac., all prove the ravages of diroaaeamong thorn to have bseu j.jarful. The muster roll of the S*? oud Arkansas battalion shows as present In February:? t urn puny A, Captain Gregg, 43: company B, Captain Lacy, 57; Company C, Captain Ueaveis, 40?total 140. Tine inc.odes the sick In amp. Company A's sick list baa the total, 62 enlisted men, of wlKim 37 are reported sick, present and absent. Company U, Captain Lacy, 76 enlisted men; 23 tick, two dead and one detailed us nurse. There are in this comieuiy 22 men detei ed from Captain Peetross' Company K, Colonel K Milton Caey's regiment (Thirtieth Virginia), twelve of whom were reported sick. Captain Paatr as reports 13 out of 78 sick >n his com pany. Captaiu Groves' Company I, Thirty flfth Georgia, has its captain, first lisuienant, order.y eergeant and 17 privates sick. I aptain wnn? ? <.ninpauy n, ? r-gimant. morning report, has an average of 3-1 retorted sick daily during tha month of December?total for- e 460 in?n Captain Whitley's Company ?, Thirty-fifth Oeorgis, for liecember, averages 26 out of 06, and four diad during the month. About half a ay bat wscn Shipping Point and Dumfries thore was a cottlu warehousa, with siveral walnut coftins and tan or twelve plain pine culBna on hand, with quautomes of lumbar A hat wna laft by the rebels, which shows tha daily dalivary of cotliue from this place Tha averaga during tha month of February wan about tan or twelve, and ou tha lTtb of Fabruary It reached twenty-four. ih ra wera throe burying grounds found in tha camps ilj a side of Dumfries, and, as tha reports noarly all reler to hospitals Nos 1,2 and 3, at Dumfries, it is reasonable to a ippose a similar or greater mortality existed (bare. There seein to be hospitals at Fredericksburg at which the soldiers are reported sirk. i a put n Peal roes, in his "Record of Kvonls," accompanying bi* muster roll for July and August, saya:? "My c. inpuny ba? b>eti most of tbstimeat Marlboro Point. On tbe 201 b or July we. along with the rest of the lhirtb'th, were ordered to Manatees. We sscomplmhed tha march?a diatanra of hfty miles?in little mora than thirty hours. After resting una day wo took up Hit line of march be. k, and arrived at Brooka' atollon on tha erasing of tha 24ih, where we have remained aver since,'-' He recoi d of events accompanying report, dated Decernbar 31, says ?-'Stationed at batlery No. 1, from October 31 to November 21, when nrd red to battery No. 1, at this place. During tho time we have beeu bore we have be-n twenty-eight days under fire of tha enemy's guns." Among the trophies picked ,lp , ne of tl), gh0(? fired by Oerioml Ho?karfrom the W hit worth guns. The following Inscription was written and past d on the shot ?"February 27, tho Yankees tired this shot through our liospital; no hirm done." A large numb or of tbo Southern manufactured knives were pickod up. They are large and clumsy looking things, and arc more formidable to carry than to lace The rebel aoidiars no doubt thought so, and accordingly threw them away. Among other things brought awav from the Virginia ride is a li ter oi six bloodhound I"ipa 3UK. HERALD, TUKSUAV The Mavnl Flghi la HtapUa llnali TO Till KOITOK OP TO IMUIA kUMMia. Mr. Editor, the m?mid( of Ik* Ight M yeur urji of tho 10th met. to lutoluUilljr o HTect. There aro some tU ngs, however, which have boo* omit tod by your correspondent, not intentionally, 1 nm persuaded, but becauso ho had not lha opportunity to make himself actuaiutod with tho facta, which aheuld bo published, that justice mty be done tho gallant and mori torious olUcora and crow of tho partially crippled I rignte. It waa a cauoo of doap and heartfelt regret to our noblo tars, and also of lha in >a wh> couimandod theno, that their noble ah ip could not got alongsi is the diabolical Virginia, allio M try a broadaidoof hor nmo inch solid ah >t upon the iron monstor. They were confident that, if Ihoy could gal a shot at her at a abort range, ihoy could shako, and shatter, too, ber iron ruof as well aa hor wooduu limbers. Truor and more do votedly attached rn n to the Store and Stripe) never graced the quarter dock of one of our national ships than the captain, oflcera and mm of the beautiful Roanoke Ou the day of the memorable cnga^o.neul which re aullad in the deatruclion of tlie Congress and Cumberland, about ono P. M., by signals and a smoke ever Hawaii's t'oint It wee discovered that the long expected Marrimac waa ousting. Two email tugs taawedintely canae mK to take the Roanoke In tow, ber steam power being entirely useless in consequence of hor broken crank shaft. They were mado fast, and the ship swung Is n remarkably short space of time and (leaded for Newport's News. It waa running flood tide at tho time, end the ship being very large and the room to work her rory contracted, uwaiuf, u mi/ uu pmiuiiiuu, ijuiw iihiwi^viw XV was artth tiM greatest care and mart extraordinary management that, after some daisy, are escaped turning ashore on the Rip Rap*, or fouling ashae af the smaller vessels ly tug near the fortress. After encountering th -so difficulties, and escaping the dangers to which wo were exposed, we got under way, when the tide and wind turned egai: st us. Such was the impediment to our progress, from tbo change of the wind and tide, that, although the small ateamors which bad us a tow were doing their be a, it was soarcolv dlsoverable that we were moving. Fach moment now n-emed like an hour. As we n<ured So wail's Point at our terribly slow pare, the battery situated thore opened Ore upon us. At lirst their shot rell wildly, but soon, getting our distance,almost every shot told, striking us in several placee, cutting away two shrouds, passing through our foresail and bursting directly over tiie deck, scattering the pieces in all directions. Here the brave spirit of our gallant tars exhibited itself. Although not permitted to return this Ore, except froui the forward ten-inch pivot guu,il was a beautiful sight to behold the order and coolness displayed by the whole crew. Kvory man was at his proper station the sarno and as obedient as iuovery day drill, lu c-uisoqucnco of tiie slownct s of our movemeats we were subjected to this lireabout three-quarters ol an hour, with but au Occasional return,as we were desirous to reserve all our solid shot for clo. e quarters with the rebel monster. As we approached Vewjioit'sNews we discovered that the Cumberland was sunk, hull down, and careeuing to the port. The rebel steamers, the Merrimac, Yorktown and Jamestown, after sinking the Cumberland, turned their attentiou to tiie Congress. It was now discovered thai we hid grounded, and the Minnesota wag surely hard and fast. The Coogresi having been raked fore and aft, with her decks presenting the appearance of a slaughterhouse, realizing her helplessness and despairing of any help reaching her, struck her llag, but not, however, until her guns were dismounted, and the miugled remains of their crews lay scattered over the docks. Kvery eflort was made to gel the Roanoke afloat, which was finally accomplished by the aid of the lugs aud our 3ails. Seeing it was impossible for the Roanoke to reach the Minnesota, our tugs were seat to her assistance, while we drifted down, determined to anchor as soon as we reached a proper anchorage, and tender all assistance possible to the grounded Miuneeota and pre vent the passage of the label steamers to see, should the attempt be made to run the blookade. While driftieg down under earl the Sewall's Point battery again opened Are upon us with great precision, their shells bursting as before all around us, scattering their fragments over our uet K?. An enori was maue uuw, wuue uuuar una lire, to lack the Roanoke, and by trying another channel proceed to a position as near the Miunesola as possible; but our keel was so near the mud that she would not obey hor holm, and, missing ttuys, we lay in irons,a target for the guns on dewalPa Point. A boat was now manned and despatched down to Fortress Monroe, begging that something might be sent to tow us into acti in. Night came on before any steamer art ivcl, end we came to anchor between Fortress Monroe and the Minnesota. Later, all being quiet, the Merrimac and the smaller rebel steamers having retreated for the night, we dropped down nearer the Fortress. The darkness now covered us, and tho Bring had oeaaed at tho scene of the terrible disasters of the arternuou. We were sad, but not entirely discouraged. Our couli deuce was in Him " who tempers tho wind to the shorn lamb." With a fixed purpose we had determined to meet the enemy in the morning and ahare the fate of the other shi|? in aualti-mpt to rebuke the pride of our antagonist, who was now flushed with a partial victory. The moon flung down her silver light upon tho placid waters of Hampton Roads, enabling us to witness the sad spectacle of the noble Congress, which had behaved so bravely during the fight, enveloped in dame. The Minnesota was still aground, without any probability cf getting off. We expected she would be captured and destroyed, adding another disaster to the already insufferable defeat. Our indignation was new up to Its highest point, and woe unto the Merrimac it would have been had she come at this time wi'hin reach of the guns and the desperation of the Roanoke. About ten o'clock P. M. tho Mouitor male all hands glad by bar appearance m the Roads. Our hope of ultimate eoccoMi, which bad not foraakon us, was now strengthened. We retired to our bunks and hammocks and alopt soundly, the oxcitomeut and fatigue of tho day preparmg us for the enjoyment of repose, coufldunt In tbe expectation that we would arise in tho morning and hehold our defeat wiped out by a glorious and complete victory, won by tne little Monitor?-the glorious little Monitor. Ihank (rod we realized our fond expectati >n. During the whole of the proceedings narrated in the foregoing I bad the opportunity?being privileged to go all over the .-hip?of witnessing everything that transpired. Kvery man, from the Captain down to the hum blest position on bo ird our gallant ship, showed by evory act and overy look that he was ready and anxious te do uim uuij. It aflbrds me much plnasuro to pay this tribute of praise to my shipmates, the officers and crew of our ocean home, lhau whom a more brave set of jolly fellows never pointed a gun at the enemy. With Marslou to lead them they will always give a good report of the Hoanolcc. Captain Poor, who was on board at the time we got under way, volunteered bis services, which were act-opted by Captain Marston and acknowledged handsomely iu his report to the n?aorahle Secretary of the Nivy. Captain Poor, by hie oolness and bravery, impressed us hll witn the fact that be was tuoro than ordinary ia his profession. In conclusion, allow mo to say that no ono on board deserves more praise for having dono his duty well than Mr. William Lingo, our pilot. Exposed, with theoih .-r officers on the bridge?tho most otposed part of the ship during an acti >ri?ho stood firmly at his post, manifesting the same spirit whiob characterized the whole ship's company. B-inga uon combatant, and consequently yielding all clsun to the mill's, y guy of the achievements and doiugs narrated aud d.-st 1 in this letter, I leel Justi fed, though an officer, and a'Uthed to the Koannke, in giving this hasty compoeiiion Pi you for publication in your widoly circulated paper. My object is simply to give, in some public manner, credit to a b.ave and meritorious ship's c impany of officers and men. 'lbe following is a corrected list of tho officers of the ship. K(JUt.ltI UIViN, Chaplain U. S. Steam frigate Roanoke. Captain?John Marston. ! Firrt LieuUsnan', Extnlivr. 'Jfflrtr?T. Scott Fillebrown. J'aynuutrr?Benjamin J. unoone. Smgeun?Edward Gilchrist. Li'utmant?Henry D. Todd. Captain 0/ Man net?U. K. Kintzing. Cni/tain?Robert Uivin. A tit'ani Surgeon?.1. C. Sjiear and Ira W. Bragg. Acting MaOrrt? I- D. D. Voorhees, ivlgar Van Slycb, Abner West and James It. Ingraham Mvlthipmin?O. K. Has well. .Second A Mutant Enyincr?'Thomas Griffin. Th 1 rd Auntant Engtnerri?George W. Burkoap, William H. U. West, Albert Jackson and Alfred liedrlck. Mnatncain?Tbomas Bennett. tjunnrr?Thomas P. Venable. Caryn'tr?Mark W. Paul. XailmakT?\Y. 8. I- Braylon. Cap/ain't Clerk?W. H Knnts. I'agmaet'rt Clerk?John J. McCormlck. MaOrrt' Motet?Charles J. Rogers, J. M Butlsr And Jas. McDonald. J'ikt?William H. I.inge. Oar Naval Correspondence. Ukitrp STATO Ot SSOAT MlItXICBT, 1 Orr Matagorda,Texas, Feb. 26,1M2. j A l\lt u:itk the t.irmyi BaJtmet at Matagorda and VtXatco? I f lemvt of Sailing VatrU for Blockade, rfe. Id ib? beginning of Perembor we were ordered bere to blockade ibe coas'^.ora <:?lre?ton to Matagorda, at tb? mouth of tbe Rio Urande, a distance of 106 milee,and comprising three ports of entry, with a strong battery at tbe eotraoco of each. On approaching tbe lighthouse o< Matagorda wc were almost becalmed, when the battery opened lira npon us, discharging eight heavy shot, wblct Cell short only about 100 yards. We knew our guns couk not reach, so we did not reply. A day or two after, 01

approaching tbe bar, it sytain fell calm, and we discover ed a large steamer comti g out towards us. Ws made u| our minds we wets going to have a hard tight and so prepared for It. A little brresi sprung up, and we made sail, so a to draw him off bis shore batteries, but after crossiri| the bar a few rod* be put up helm and ran into the bar bor again. We expect he will attack us soma of the* days when becalmed. A selling vessel has a poor chanr. against a st' smer in a calm. Ill* Midnight. Is scaroel] adequate to (he work given her to do. Nothing bu ste?inor* about I be employed in these calm latitude* 01 blockading service. The regular bus.nesi of (be blockade liss been sunn what diversified by a spirited little tight wc had with th batter e* of the enemy at Matagorda on the in ultimo, and again at Velasco on the lath. We sheila them for about an hour on each occasion n seventeen hunlrod yards, or one milo disianci Willi what effoct we are nnablo to Ray. The fir wan returned with vigor, but did Dot hit an The officers and men stood up to the work wait, an desired nothing bettor than going in, lint thu prmloi ?nd dt%reet coiptnander woultl uol neodjwtjiy ondangi , MAKUH 25, 1862?TRIP bis ship, whoa* proper bMinuss w to blockade th* eoai ul not to ight with land b*U?riM so much heavier Uu fata own. He succotHied, however, lu drawing the fiN ea asoer I anting Ute range Of Uto enemy. Acting Waster Alexander M. Smith, of Boston, haa bee dismissed the tar vice. The Kearut of the Crtw of the Oortraoi TO Till KlilTOR Of TUB 1IKHA1.1). Srmi Htiuati Yoiso Rovus, I Orv 1Uitaiia?mo('k (ti\KK, March 12,1862. J 1 have read in your paper of the 10th mat. the c urea ponderce between Mr. T. Tilcstoo, President of the Lifi Saving ilouevutout Association of Now York, and Captau Kmgold, of the United Stale* frigate Sabine,en the occa eion of the presenlalioa of a gold modal in commomora thw of Uia aflbrts in resouing tho crow of the United SUMci aleamer Oovorner, in November last. While I would uol >u the leaat detract from the credit doe Captain Riugolc and his oillcerauud crow, it scorns but justice that th< services rendorod on tliat occasion by this vessel should not be ignorod. The Young Rover, tlion commanded by Acting Volunteer Lieutonant John Huinjihroy, was em ployed in bloc Hading Wilmington, N. Q.% and waa drives off bor station by tho storm of Friday, November 1. Farly on the morning of Saturday, November 2, we saw a large abip (which afterwards proved to be the United States frigate Sabine) lying to at a considerable distance to leeward; and on our weather bow two steamers, displaying Saga, which, on account of lha distance, we could not distinctly malts out. 8oon, however, we discovered that the ensign of one was displayed "Mown down"?a signal of dintrsen and we immediately made all anil that the ship could carry,and stood on the wind. After standti^ on the port tack Cor two- hours, she being then eo far oe our quarter that wa could fotch bar, wa wore ship and stood diroctly for her, and cams op with-her at noon. She proved to be the United Slates steamer Governor, In a disabled and sinking condition?which has already boon described in your columns. The gunboat Isaao Smith was in company with bor, but unabls to render bor any assistance. Our first impulse was to immediately get a hawser to bor, and commence to embark her crow on board this vossol; but, on consultation with his olficors (I boing at that timo his executive officer), Capt. Humphrey concluded that, as our boats wera so small that ttioy could carry but few at a time, and that with much danger, on account or the heavy sea, It would be best Tor us to run down to the ship we had seen in tbo morning, and, attracting her attention, bring Iter also to the rescue, this wc accordingly did, with our ensigns sot Union duwn and at half mast at the fore and mi/.cu masts, and with other signals set, indicating that "the vessel needed immediate ussislunco." It was at least on hour before we, running at full speed towards the ship, which was then standing along undor oasy sail,could get near enough Cor her to observe our signals and act accordingly. When she did see us she made sail, taking us, as they afterwards informed us, for a prize endeavoring to escape, as we wore ship again immediately on her making sail for us, and stood as fast as we could go for the Governor, clearing away our hoals as wo went, and making other preparations for aiding the distressed beings on board of bor. We had roached her and hove to, and our b >at, under the charge of Mr. J. H. Eldridge, our second officer, was alongside her to < eminence removing her crew, when the ship (which we thcu discovered to be the Sabine) camo up and also hove to and sent a boat. Mr. Kldridgo then pro needed on board the Sablue, the captiln of which informed him that he would lako charge of the Governor, and that our aid would not be necessary. We, however laid in vicinity during the night in readiness to render any as sisisuce which might be ro<|uired. On Sunday morning, as the storm had subsided, Captain Humphrey concluded that, as our services wero not required by the Sabine, duty required us to return to our station, which wo accordingly did, arriving that afternoon. It is evident, from this plain statement of facts, that had we not discovered the Governor and brought the Sabine to her relief, in all human probability she would have beon lost, with all hands on board, as tho course which the Sabine was steering would not have brought her near enough to the distressed steamer to see her, especially with the darkness coming on so early as it does at that season. As it was, it was quite late in the afternoon when Bhe arrived at the wreck; so much so that it was at first concluded to postpone the transfer of the unfortimatos till the next morning, though, I believe, the rapid slnkiug of the Governor afterwards caused lue removal to be attempted that night. Hod we only consulted our own impulses, and not the boat interests of the wrecked crew, by bringing tbe Sabine lo their aid, we, Instead of being obliged thns to claim a portion, would have bad the whoto credit of the rescue. 1 append a list of the officers of the Young Rover, which is now the same as in November last, with tho exception that, Captain Humphrey having rostgned from the service, I have succeeded to the command. Yours, respectfully. IRA B. STUl'LKY, Acting Master < om'ding United Statesst'r Young Rover. offksas or rxiTan statss i tea Mint romo kovek. Acting Matter Oomminding?Ira B. Sludley. Acting Mcu'er and K&culivr Officer?Joshua H. Eldridge Acting Matter?George Williams. Ac tngXurgcon?h. u. u. stniin. Acting Pagmader?Geo. W. Stone. + Acting Engineer?.lames Pattarson. Ac'ing Madrre' Mate*? Ihoa. W. Dodge, E. N. Ryder Geo. Howarth. Hints ami Saggsstlons from Correspondents* In reference to the letter of Dr. T., published In thi Houlds few days ago, a correspondent asks why thi Doctor did not inform the public how they aro to procurt their drinking water without the means of leaden pipes or else acquaint them with the antidote against tbii dreaded enemy of human existence? Until some propei Substitute for leaden water pii>ei is introduced, thi writer thinks that tbeso must continue in use. ' Two Constant Roaders," referring to thi lat poisoning of soldiers in Arkansas, call attentioi to the practice of the Cossacks in 1S14-13, wbei the Russians occupied Paris and other Frcncl citie?. Ihe Russians adopted the simple rule of neve tasting any food tendered them by the people, excep th ee who brought it partook of thomeal. This prac tlue effectually prevented the use oC poison as against them. Our correspondent on board the United States steame Mystic sends us a very lengthy account of the celebratioi of Washington's B.rthday on board that war vessel. Thi scenes on b>ard and the tntbusiasm of the crew wen most stirring and worthy of tho occision. The natlona songs were sung with great fervor, and everything wsi carried through with the patriotism of true tars. A correspondent calls notice to tho fact that ouhjopinl ian ia it-mn if Vn M Pint#. alrnat New York, for tlio erection of a monument t< the memory of tin gallant Colonel M. Vignior do Monte.1 who died at Roanoke in defence of the Union. An engineer in tlio Union scrvico protest? against an] reduction of the salines of naval officers. He a.iya at assistant engineer gets $62 f>0 per mootli, and prcvlouf to s>i ing gets two months pay, $125, out of winch lu has to pay? For Drat undress uniform $n. For cap 1 For flannel suit 1C For fourth mess 21 For necessary articles H Total tot leaving a surplus of $31, which ho thinka totally inad< quale for the support of an olhcor'a family left hchtnc him. M M. sends us a plan to deepen mud bars. Stert foremost, he eavs, was his favorite method < running through these obstacles In Fioridi during many years of successful navigation. lie sayi that the Union fleet will meet with many such obstacles His plan in sub cases, he says, would be to tow a propel ler stern foremost by a boat of light draught, the towboa using only a rillcient power to keep the propeller iu th desired channel. Other propellers of greater draugh could follow in the same mauner, and dispense with i towhoat by towing a kedge anchor at the bow, wbicl would enable them to ateer straight and prevent cloggin of the screws by retarding the motion of the boat, an causing it to take at each revolution n thinner layer < mud. The citizens of Mount Vernon, Westchester county, > Y., have purchase! a handsome eword and a naval dm cap for Acting Master Alock Allen, of the Mount Vernoi now attached to Commodore Dupont's fleet. This test monial iafor tb? gallantry of this ofllrar in destroying rebel gunboat under tbe gum of Fort Caswell, in Decen b'-r List. A man of war's man on board tba United States steal frigate Roanoke refers to the lettor of a naval offlc* recently published in the Hkrai.o, relative to the ii Justice of reducing the piy of officera in the nival sei vice while they aro doing such good work for the cout try. Oir correspondent inquires whether It is tt oUlcers who are doing all tbe fighting, or whether tl men do not perform some of it? He says that tbe salloi have fam.lies to support as woli as their officers, at that their friends are Just as susceptible of want ai hunger. If tbe officers complain, with a salary of fro $126 to $176 per month, be says be should like to kno whet Is to bocome of poor Jeck, with his paltry nit tun ' of from 914 to |20? * Another correspondent complains of th* great injusti i d ne to meritorious oflVars of the nary Ir withhold! a their nomination* to the higher grades of rank and pn lie says when an ofllcor Is slain Ills widow recedes on 0 the iien^hm of tho grade which he eetually helil at t h tlmoor his dentil, and not of that grade to which J was really entitled, and which he would havo had at I ^ death, if his nomination had been duly and promp1 a sent into tho Senate and conflrtnod. Ho thinks this Is ' in>is?rtant question la time of war, as the families at c lt cori kiiied in Ivvltle will in most cases have nothing 1 ?r tins [tension to re'.y upon. LIS SHJSKT. 2 INTEREST INQ FROM MEXICO. 4 m Financial Embarrassments of ih? Mexican dovernmen!* What is Thought of ttie Peace , Propositions, ho-? 1 Our Vers Crui Correspondence* ' Vnu Cms, Keb 25, lSbf. I High /Vice of Provision*?Merit an Official* Ojipo. alto the i Treaty of Satedad?Sickness mi the ivmclk Camp? I .dmtal of S/anith Troop*?Two Thousand tncatids ' SenI to Haiana?Spain SympaJhuct with the L'nited SUU<*?t'iri/ of the Allied Officer* to the LnUai SUbi i Frigate Potomac?An Agent of the Hew DdUa in Search of Printing Paper, dt , Me. i IT the condition of (lungs here at present don't make a t man Uiink of his distant relations, then I am no judge. The grand motive of this grout allied expedition and nig > gardljr show of national power, whose magnificent promises of happiness, peace and prosperity were so profusely 1 showered upon this benigbtod people in the beginning, < still a profound mystery; but U tl?eir end was tostars* out the few unfortunates that are obliged to romain here in durance vile, and daprtre themselves and follower* Of all the neoetsarha of life, they have meet happily aocom. plished their object. If aay one wishes to see the Sorip ture pacsage "Man shall not livo by bread al ne" verified, let him com* to Vera Cruz. Our market?which at present exists but ia name?presents anything but a tempting appearance; but any one having money?which ia not very plentiful here just now?can furnish bis labia at about the following rates;? Mcuf UihleK U.O..M ?A? n-sellw m<M>l >Ka rlnuirh nr fihlfitA of an opicuro, 37c. to 40o. per pound; sugar, STc. to 50c. por pound; potatoes, 25c. per pound; butter, 75c. to 87c. per pound; eggs, 8c. each; beans, 20c. to 25c. per quart! coffee, 25c. to 37c. por pound. Sotnetimos animals supposed to be, and what nature intended should be, chickens, aro scon in the market; but they are mere shadows of former glory, and their appearance would seem to indicate that they too hare folt the effects of tho intervention. The prices of these specimens of animated nature vary according te tho state of the ownor's conscionco; but, ordinarily, from f 1 50 to $1 62 for each specimen. And even at the abovo market prices purchasers must not be particular about selecting choice bits, but leave the amount and quality entirely to tho vender's idea of justice. Geuoral Saragosa, Commander-in-Chief of the Mexican forces, and Genoral Llave, Governor of Vera Crdu, are bitterly opposed to the proceedings at Soledad, and their soldiers are very indignant. It is reported here this morning that General l.tave has pronounced against the general government. This roport is well sustained. The Allies, however, are inclined to believe that the proceedings at Soledad will be sustained, and they aro preparing to allow tho Moxicaua to roturn to VeraCrus. The Mexican Hag will be hoisted over the Palace, Custom House and on the Castle of San Juan de Ulloa, and reoeive a salute of twoutr-one guns from tho allied fleet. This last act will probably appear as incomprehensible to you as to every one bore; for as yet tbore are no signs of ?eace on the part of the Mexicans. They have twelve thousand men between here and the Chiquihuite. Captain Powell, of the United Slates frigate Potomac, now lying bore, was the guest of Oenoral Print on tho 22d inst. At dinner the General expressed himself In very friendly terms towards the United States, and remarked that Spain sympathised deoply with us In our troublss, and further, that tho mission of Spain here was not lor purposes of conquest, but entirely friendly and for the welfare of Mexioo. On Monday, tho 21st, the Potomac was, by request of the Knglish, moved from her anchorage at Green Island to Sacrifloios, whers she gave a salute of sixty-three guns, twenty .ono for each of the three flags, after which she was visited by the Knglish Commodoro, tho French Admiral and several officers from the allied fleet, Iho Potomac will join the Alliance in saluting the Moxican flag which it is expected will be hoisted over the Palace, Custom House and Castle to morrow morning. Mr. Gusiave Iotvry, who is an agent of the Mow Orisons DAUi, Is at Tampico, in search of printing paper. So scarce has that article become, -in many of the Foul horn States, as to cause a suspension of printing. Mr. Lovry had a scheme by which to facilitate communications between Now Orleans and Havana, and actually brought a large bag of letters with him trom Matamoros, which ho now ilnds rather tnoonvooient. The lact is, ho presumed he could send letters from Tuinpico to Havana free of postage, aod he Is not prepared with funds to prepay Mexican and British postages. The weathor here is extremely hot for the season, but is quite healthy, excepting the sections occupied by the i troops. FntiTAirr 27,1862. . An extraordinary arrived here fron. the cMy of Mexico last evening, with deepatcbet to tho Knglish Minister. , The action of Doblado, allowing tho alliod forces to s por.coably occupy the towns of Cordova, Orizaba ani s Tebuacan, is conQrmed by the gcnei al government. There is every indication that diplomacy will triumph. The French and a part of the Spanish are already on tho ) march, and the Knglish will fcPow as soou as they are in a condition. One thousand more French Zouaves have just arrived and will land to-morrow. The ' Moxicin flag was hoisted over thj palace tins lnornivg, but was not saluted. This act is diflcreutly interpreted, ? some maintaining that it is done as a matter of policy to decoy the Mexicans; others, that it Is an admission " that General Gussctt should not have taken Vera Crux in d such a manner as to have compelled the Mexicans to u strike their national flag. Whatever may have beon the motive, the act does not moct the approval of the Mcxlr can pooplo. Th ?re is a very proinineut ruino, abroad here, which ceeins to receive considerable credit, it is to the effect that the Frenc'j Kmperor was much displeased at the premature occupation of Vera Cruz by the Span in r da, and that accordingly General Gassett, who commanded the Spanish forces at the time of tho orcur |*tion, lias been recalled, and also the Captain Oenoral of Cuba, by whose order the occupation took place. Two 1 regiments of Spanish soldiers are embarking to-day for * Havana, which excites considerable talk bore. i I Oar City of Mexico Correspondence. s Mexico, Feb. 28, 1862. Ike Arranarmtnlt for the Pacification of Mexico?The Ca pitulation of the A tlie$?SutjiiciuMt Movement < of Do bkulo?Suppreuvm of Uu Imlep-ndtnl JuumaU?Arrival , of the United Sla'.ee Frigate I'otom ic?//ope* of (V Muxrem?I*vimpt 1'unithmnU of Mexican DetertTt?Det perale Want of Moncn? Financial A'ortotiex of the r Oorernmenl?Deplorable Situa'ion of Jatirco, etc., etc. l Id my teller to you from Ibis place on ibe 14th I in* , formed you of tbo proposal of the Allies for a conference , b. tweou some member of tho government and General Trim. Tbo government gavo ear lo this proposal, and on the 14th General Itoblado left here for the coast, and , on the 19th met General Prim at a place called Purga, I sumo twelve leagues this side of Vera Cruz, and after a ' brief conference a preliminary arrangement was come to. The official papor terms this arrangement a "capitals. I tion of the Allies," and says tho permisaion for tholr , forces to pass up to the lablo lands has been granted on I the score of humanity, lo prevent their extinction by fevers on the coisl. It certainly appears that the Allies, , after ovor two months of intriguing, hare coma to a very , laino conclusion, and one that is incomprehensible. . General l'rim no doubt considers he has now got affairs , In trim to serve bis imrpcses; but 1 think he will very soon Qnd out his mlstalco. Up to the present time there has boon s strong suspicion that Uoblado was acting with Gonaile* Kchevarria, lo forward the interests of l'rim. ' So it looked to everybody,aud so Dohlad >, I believe, wished it to lie understood. Uy the arratigemeul now made the Mexicans have the Allies in their power. It Is said by some that the Allies, oure ou the table lands, will at some an imperious altitude, nod force the Mexicans to It do what they wish. Tho Mexicans can in that case a break off negotiations, and the Allies will be forced to , go back to the coast or commit a breach of faith more II cowardly thin dishonest. Whatever the Spanish chief >f might wish to do, it hi not iiosslble the Kiigliah and trench can permit themselves to onnmit an act similar to those iboy blantc Mexico so much for. The government is in the most desperate situation for II money, aud we are looking every day fur a now forced , loan, lhe last one of two per cent upon capital* has not yet been fully paid. Kvrybody kicks against it,and col lOCtiOO* can only ?e mane oy apply lug mice?uy ciniur going. K<iro|?aii merchants only hold out against nil I. this with the hope that the Intervention will soon give them relit f. There I* no business boing dooe,and none hk?!y to be done until a ih >roogh change taken place M The journals of this city contain evory day llntnii g ac,r counts of tho patriotism of the people and their deter initiation to roslst the Intervention. Ho far as the Spnnurds are concerned, there la no doubt a deep foaling f- of hatred and a dlebelief in their ability to govern the l. country provided tbry did Ret It again, but se for the Kngltsb or French, no euch feeling exist* The Mexican people are tired and worn out with thee*civil were, and ' would hatl an Intervention that promised to force peace ra and order on the country. The people who are manufae j firing public opinion here for foreign clrculalloti are peC'ILniOTP, WUU WITO m"i? r ? ? "> order than they could liwve with * amble go** , m raeDt. These ere conatantly getting up patriotic meet_ tings that crowd* of fejwiw K? fw * I'aae or pwtqu*; pair lot ic eub'or Ipt Ion* t ha t nobo<l y atg n*, and eov i*< iea Tor the receipt of contributions of clothing, ftc., that In vn no oilatem-e except In ?b# annuaincciuvuia In the lournals. Momntimo the volunteer* go to the Uarrai k?, et the etnl ol the laxo, and are well tMthU toed If they aro caught "K dcanting. Wo hear that on the IIooh oi the Cbiquihu'te y. and t'erro Oordnthey are now shouting all who are caught . do-sorting. but even \h!a has n-t deterred the Natl * tiuard of Vera Crux troni returning to I heir homes?thai ,l# la, tlKHo who worn not anight. h> What with titulvo anarchy,and tho blundering afci I, rtia nitty of thnntliod c. mttrl.-tsi i era, wo are iuuth-li cl ma fJttn Utile aintry, and with prospect* thai twalh "7 sicken those w ho have luterost* hero, an \?ondtict* loit (iuadal<ara with $1,300/4:0 for tl ,m raridc co-isl, tilwiut a nvmtli ago. In c-. >a "4uet,i'0 of tin t it id a war lulwe ui ! ml.'itul and the U'^itoit s: ito-', III ?u\'t bil* upon the remill nice Bold here at roven percen 'disc unit, whd*l bilia wu Vorit^rtix C0at sixteen per con premium. Where audi disorganization ousts there Ml bs something radically wrong. The credit* of (lis suspended banking house of J. U Becker, that were selling a few mouUu ago for twenty to twenty live per cent uyen Mioir lace, have suddenly I taken a great riae, and are now selling for un.ety. This Inrrarged confidence in the house come* from a bo lief that Mr. decker will at load get buck the money head vanned to the goyonnueDt of Miramun oa a ciaaa of honda /iL been'dittowued by Josses. OeueraJ llraga has been shelved by the government. Ho was suspected of having formed too intimate relations with tha Spanish General Prim whilst ho was ia command at Soledad. Tho G mural ih not over well plumed with the way he has been treated. It appears Hobles woe gent away from here trratine be was seen spooking oa seraral occasions with the gentlemen who came bore at the intimatiou cf the Allies. ' Tho Nalali girls, witba pnrtof Mux Maretzek's Opera comiwuy, are performing in San teds Potest. They are very i>opular in that quarter, as indeed, they are ovary whore ' Gen. Ortega ia in Son Luis, preparing to soma here i' war commences. Our Cleufuegos Corrtspomlemee. ClUfiuacOH, March T, 1954. The News of (he Success of the Northern Arms?It* Kfea in Cumfuegos? What (he Old Country Spaniard* Think yy the United Stale*?The South the True Enemy of SpaAn? Fear* Leet Spain should Becognue the Confederate State* Unparalleled Boldness of a Spanish Ntwepaper Atro. nous Murder of Two Oentlemm?Strange Way tie which the Murder tea* Discovered, etc.. Sc., 4c. The late official newa par Columbia from the North,aaor firming the rumors of the success of the Northern army by the taking of forts Henry and DmmIbm, In Tennessee, and Roanoke island, Elizabeth City, Bdeotoa. he., la North Carolina, are hardly suflleient to convince the OsHftmpont ana of the actual fact tnst tha South has lost considerable ground and that the prospects are favorable for a speedy termination to this unnatural revolution. They have been so tutored by the correspondents from New York that they o ven believe It n blessing If the South sue. coeds. To show yon the difference ia tho press of Spain an# Cuba, 1 translate the following article, whicn appears in Madrid, in lu Diseution, January 6, 1802, and show* that still, in spite of government fines and threats, the people wilt talk, and sometimes speak bitter truths,even in Spain notwithstanding our government has accustomed us to all aorta of absurdities, and it comes out more and more in favor of the South in this exciting war of the United States. This is only anothor proof that Spain approves even the worst cause. In Italy she approves the slavery of tne imputations, in America tho slavery of men; and. instead of pursuing a (tolicy of freedom, it is anti-national and an antt-patriotical enemy of our interests in America. Whero have all tho filibustering expeditions originated? In the South. What party has always tried to annex the Island of Cuba with the United states? The alavery party of the South. Thoee rebel States could never re-establish themselvea well without Cuba, and they would do ell in their power to snatch It from us. Consequently the oonduct or oar government Is eminently the enemy of our country. In all this there is something else worthy of condemnation and censure. The Spanish government shows itself propitioua to the South because England, entangled In the labyrinth of the difficult settlement of its complications ou the American qusstion, wants it. Lately our government papers spoke of the French and English influence in Italy, and compared it with the independence the government of Spain enjoys on this question, but forgot to stain that at the time when Spain declared war against Moroooo they had to assure Htagland that, in case of success aad the taking of Tangier, we would not take points in the Straits of Gibraltar which could aver threaten that rook, which England had usurped from us. It is just as possible that now, being in tow of Great Britain, Spain, by offering an asylum to vessels entering the ports of the Island of Cuba, will recogniss the South, and will axpees ua to a declaration of war from the United Slates. All this oonfuses us. We fear everything from this government. It sflbets great respect for peril ameetwry rules and publicity, etiU it does everything without tin opinion of the public, uor consulting lie legislative power, the Cortes. A treaty baa been signed with Yeoesueie, and what know the Cortes about it? They made, rejected and remade a treaty with Morocco, aad the Cortes never saw It. We have made en alliance with Franoo and England to attack Mexico, end nothing baa been said to the Ourtes. Will tho government, which only has the hypocrisy of liberty, proceed ia the sams way with the United States? We fear it greatly. Deploraole government?in its ideas reactionary, in its conduct stupid. Lately there has been one of Um most atrocious crimes committed in this part of the island. I shall endeavor to giro you the particulars, as it may interest sorao of your readers. It was a well premeditated sod moa* roul murder on two very wealthy gentlemen from Havana, named Don Jose Linares and Don Jose Persia. Some two months ago they were induced by a party in Havana to make a trip towards San Juan de loe Reuiedtoe, to ongago In a profluble trade, and they carried a considerable amount of money with them. They arrived at Villa Clara, stopped over night, and next day proceeded on horseback towards San Juau. Tliey arrived at atebaocoplantation, el Hayo (the hole), where they were lo breakfast. They found a large tible eel fbr about a doxon of paople, aad after silting down, and before commencing to eat, they wore attacked by the robbers, and secured with cords. Afterwards they made the poor victims write an order for tbslr baggage, which wee left In Villa Clare, end, at the earns time, made them sign a draft fbr $5,000, payable at their bankers in Havana. After a long deli berattou, there being two parties, one for sparing iivra on conditions, tho othor for death, the latter prevailed, sad on tho second day the two unfortuMto men wore taken to a place called the Loma mala (the bad hill), and there, in oold blood, and against their protoautions and promise* of all Ibeir wealth if they would ouljr spare their lives, klllod them by striking at a preconcerted moment deadly blows with either hammers or macanos /wooden weapons edged with a sharp It in I) at their heads, and afterwards strangled them wilba knotty cord, and burled lham near by In tho bush. The plotters of this inurdtr then tried to collect tba draft in Havana. They found some difficulty, an there waa no advice from the drawers; but thoy overramo it by furnishing, at the requestor the bouse, a responsible man to endorse it. Afterwards there was a reward of 960,000 offered to whoever could give true information of their lives and whereabouts, but nothing transpired, and it waa feared was in prison in Villa Clara had the Governor informed that tho mystery would never be unravelled, till a man who (who also had offered a reward of sixty ounces for informal! n, doad or alive), if ha would pay him tba reward and give him hit freedom, he could show where the bodies were buried an<l how the murder was consummated. He had his knowledge from one of the party in tha following wuy:?deceiving a letter from Havana, while he was in Villa CI iratn prison for some other offence, requesting him to join the conspiracy, ha was prevented, as be was not at liberty, and so sont for a friend and induced him to take his part in it. The friond did so, and tha day after the murder ho camo to th prisoner and told him all the Esriicuiars about it; and for ihe rake of tbe reward and is rreedom bo cleared up this horrible mystery, confessed all, took thu officers to tbe plsoe where tbe bodies were concealed, and received tbe reward, and is now at liburty. Tbe court in Villa Clara has done all In its power to arrest the gjilty parties, and there are some eight of tbe criminals now in Jail, and several mora are still at large. There la no doubt they all will be brought to a speedy trial and receivo tba sentence which this atrocious crime deserves. Hon Pcraza leaves a wife end sight children, the oldest ton years; and all solicitations in regard of tham and promises of all their wealth could not aave them from ih it loirrib'n doom these i??*a*.iiue had nretnedllatod. The weather her* Li delightful, and very favorable to lha growing cr >i*, and u spring ad vances it will be the lime to take advantage of tho hot and cold springs which abound through this island?the Ciogo Montero, la Vlga, I/ s llanos do Marreroand others, will all be visited now by whoever wants to renovate his constitution. Tbey cannot compare in splcndur and luxury with the Northern Springs, but for that reason they are more effectual; and arier g liug through an o,era! ion of springing I shall write again. Oar Kingston (Jo.) Correspondence. Kt.vusrox, Js? March ft, 186X Reciting Timet in tiingtUm?ilorenuntt of War Vemlt? The Con/edera'e Schooner Zaeh. Zabel, dc.,<tc. We expect this port to be shortly the scene of muoh t excitement, as almost daily wo are having arrivals at vessels laden with warlike stores, ammunition, he. The ? steamers Parthenon and Edward Hawkins have been dis. charging war materials for several days at the Ordnance, and several merchantmen have been taken up?cargo in bold?and sent to Vera Crux aa they arrive. Her Ma>*ty's steamer Kdgar, Captain Meads, with the ' (lag of Hear Admiral 3. C. D'Acres,' C. B.,arrived at this purl on the 2*1 ult. The Admiral te to Join Admiral on the North Americas and Weal Indian station. The French steamer of-war Forfait (four guns),Commander Vodcl, arrived ?n tbe20th front Cherbourg, with tb" Count Julien de Florence, Commander In-Chlef of the. French army in Mexl<x>,on board, Sho took in a supply of coals, and left on the 21th. Tho Confederate gchuonor /ach. Zabot has changed hen name to the Tiny Hay, and. having obtained a British register, she cleared.for Vera Crux. We have no other news eTlmportatxe, save a meeting; that was hold In the city of Kingston, Jamglca, on the evening of the 6ih of March, t? eonstder upon taking, into tho island the fugitives ef Canada and the United Tin* en. JV?? M" 'IrtJlKl WWlJ 1 >WI f\t in t argsl tu Vfllir reader*. Jamaica is rcprvaeuied. mt offering an asylum to(lie tour millions of slave* la tbe&>utb. The Hwsduh ship-of war XWcnplog, from Port. au. 5 Prince on the i'ld of Kebruarv, lefl ou the 2Ainei. for i Havana. ./ The ship Empress Eugenie,(keen Calcutta, wSthfiooll#*, arrived at Old Harbor ou tine attth ult. ..." A large qpnntity of insiurfeaSaree had been got ready t for (bo '.-allibil ion in Londou. / The Pcpiiub war sUmiuar La Valsaaur tad arrived aft Port Heyal, in Uve day a Iria Havana. j Governor Darling would leave on the 8#lh Intl. for Engl tad.. The Kingston Sfraiwr or the 10lh February ooutalna the follow ing:? Vhir reidcrs will recollect that a im* time ago Sergeant Roach, of tho police fori* ol Mils cl\y, nut slabbed by a i 1 seatuaa fr tn n I'nilod Stales ehliiof-war, thon lying in > this |H>rt,and that the supposed delinquent wse appro bonded on board the PowVstan. Wo have alo<? I learned tint, on the arrival of tho las) moiiliwie I vohkc| at Now York, the person whu really conunillftil the act r confessvu hie guilt.fully ojpectlug that tbe sereoant had paid tin- debt ol'nnt iro TW authoritiea f Now York have o communicntod with hljiHouor llto Attorney (louoral, mid o b ivo oipresa <! thou wlllingnrt* to accodo to tho roipiosl o of tho g ivornnieut hor* regarding tho trial of tho m m t who has prove-j him-o'f. by his own OOUfMaion, to bq t tbe parly guilty of the dcro.

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