Newspaper of The New York Herald, May 4, 1862, Page 4

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated May 4, 1862 Page 4
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NEW YORK HERALD. JASESi CORDON BUINKTT. B>I10K AND PROI'KICTOR. OPQCBM W. CORNER OF FULTON AND NASSAU ST9. TEN MS a.h in tidtran-' Mnn-ji nrril '?V mail ???'" V ?< '*? Wah 9/ the tender. lion* but lU.,k bit's current in Aw Vu,h taken THK DAILY II KHALI', tu-v cents i-er ..,;>y $7 per annum. TUB Wt.KK.tr H KM A Lit, rvt- v ?Vg/**rtl '//, at ?*j rant* per com, or $3/><*r annum; the JEurot*ean t! I tion t? y W' lne*hiy, at *ix ' 0dl? j*e.r copy; $4 pet- annum to any part of (treat iirUain, ?r$6 12 rtHW 1X4/ ? <? 140 n- nt% hath >{/ in'hide p> <st life: the iCalifornia blditum on the \*t. llth and 'i\st qj'each month, at fix cenUp*r ? uj'v, o. $2 76 iw an?mn. 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Him?Livmu Wualm, *o., a; ail hour*,?i-Litur^us or imh I'uiB.r. afitruoon and eremng. BRYANTS' MINSTRELS, Mechanics' HaU.-47S Broad way .?UUUL.LD - MiH. NIBi.O'S SAI.OON, Broadway.?Oottsohalk'.h Oo*cibt OANTERBURY MUSIC HALL, 686 Broadway- 0? >. DlXOU, BUBUM90U. AO. PEOPLE'S Ml'SIC UALL, 4j B >*'t ry.??3o*0*, Djk kj B"H BSs'UK.t, Ar. NOVELTY MUSIC HALL, 610 Broadway.?I-mHOHM Til. OuM aur. PARISIAN CABINET OP WONDERS. 063 Broadway. Opcu daily from 10 A. M. UU? P M. Blew York, Sunday, May 4, 1809. THK SITUATION. We publish to-day very full and highly interest lag details of the capture of Fort Macon by onr special correspondent, who was present during the aflhir. General Bnrnside advanced from Core Sound, under a A** of truce, towards the fort on the Wd ult., when he was met by one of the rebel officers. The terms proposed were such as given In oar previous report, a conditional surrendor, which was for a time declined. A personal inter view between General Burnside and the rebel com mandant of the fort, Colonel White, took place on the 24th, daring which General Burnside in formed the latter of the recent victories of the Union armies at Corinth and the surrender of Fort Pulaski. The interview, however, had no ami cable result. On the following morning our mor tars, siege batteries and gunboats, comprising the blookadiag fleet, opened fire on the fort, which was responded to by the rebels until four o'clock in the afternoon, when, their guns being silenced one by aae, a white flag was hoisted and the fort sur rendered upon the original terms proposed by General Burnside. We refer onr readers to the map of the vicinity and the elaborate description Of on r correspondent. In connection with the aflhir at Fort Macon, we give interesting detail* of the battle at Camden?or Booth Mills, as the rebels call it?which preceded the reduction of the fort by six days, accurately described by the same correspondent. A full list of the killed and wounded accompanies oar sc oount. The occupation of Fort Macon opens another Boathern port to the Union arms in addition to Hew Orleans and Savannah, and it is believed that the government will avail itself of the opportunity I* open the leading commercial cities of the South am States to (ha oemmerce of the world imme diately. Despatches from Corinth, dated on Monday, State that General Beauregard was moving I.irge bodies of his troops southward. Purdy was evacua ted and the town burnt on the night previous. It ia quite possible tbat Beauregard was endeavor' j 'ug to form a junction with the forces of General Lovell. The Memphla papers express the utmost indignation at the abandonment of that city by General Beauregard, and such is the condition of public feeling there that we should not be sur prised if an attempt is made to Are the city, in ac cordance with the recent decision of a meeting of oitixen*. that a domestic broil will be the result. The Unite! States steamer Santiago de Cuba ar rived at this port yesterday, from Port Royal, bring as a prise the celebrated rebel steamer Ella Warley (formerly the l-abel), which she raptured while on her way from Havana, laden with Knfleld rifles, can non and ammunition for the rebels, and bound for Charle-tton. This formidable rebel cruiser?which has for months past been endeavoring, and often, ?o doubt, *u< i essfully, to run the blockade with arms from the neutral West India Islands?now lies at the Brooklyn Navy Yard hercareerof mischief at an end. The Santiago de Cubs also captured two or three smaller rebel vessels, laden in part with arms and cotton?all of which are on their way to New York, with pri/.e crews on board. The Santiago had an exciting chasa. after the privateer Nashville before she fell in with the Ella Warley; but the Nashville was too awift for her. We publish in another column a most interesting account of the exploits of the Santiago, which we commend to the attention of our reader*. The British steamer Bermuda and the steamer Florida were also brought into Philadelphia yes terday M prir.es, making four contraband steamer* In all which arrived under charge of prize crews ?I the two porta of New York and Philadelphia, inoludiug the ftgnora Nostra de Re^le. MIBCKLLAJTEOUS 1TXW8. Our European despatches and flies of papers to the 17th ult. brought bjr the America, reached this cttjr last night. The adrioes hare been anti cipated by telegraph. Hy aa arrival at this port wo hare news from Naaaaa, N. P., to the lUth ult. Business was at a stand still, save with those engaged ia furnishing supplies to the vessels engaged in running the blockade of United Mutes ports. The rebel steamera Nashrilla and Cecile were at Nassau, r?ady to attempt to run Jtoe ^jgchfttr Tfc? Cm.iid steamship Kjrnak had teen given up to 1l?e wreckers, and would prove a total Joss. Tin' Br ti?h achooner Evelina, for Nassau, was over ha i by the Custom House authorities of tli?/ p i . "turJay, und compelled to discharge a portion of her cargo, consisting of a number of cases of dry goods, before a clearance could be obtained. The goods were purchased for and on aoi ouut of a C%arleiton merchant who has recent ly run the blockade at that port, aud ia now re aiding temporarily at Nassau. Southern accounts inform us that William L. Yancey, ex-rebel commissioner from Secessia, will soon be appointed a brigadier general in the rebel army. This honor is to be conferred upon liinl, according to a letter from Jeff. Davis, for the "dis tinguished ability he has displayed in representing in an eloquent and a forcible light in the courts of Europe the claims of the Southern confederacy to recognition by the foreign Powers as a sovereign and independent nation." If the arch rebel meets with no better success in the field than he did while representing the interests of the bogus con federacy in Europe, he will never hold a place in history among the "(Jenerals of Our Day." The only military experience Yancey ever had was as an honorary member of the Montgomery (Ala.) True Blues, in which capacity he never faced any missile more deadly than the cork of a champagne bottle at the annual supper of that corps. The Commissioners of Excise and the police have commenced active proceedings against the unlicensed liquor dealers, many of whom were ar rested last week. They seem determined to en force the law this year, and compel all persons engaged in the business to obtain license immedi ately. Blank application* and all nec^ -..try infor mation may be obtained free a t tie office of the Board. The stock martat was agala rampant y*?iet?ay, and the volume of tracsactioni very large. Governments sold at par sad at premium, and all the speculative sucks ware higher. Money ni easy at 4 a ft. Exchange firm at 112 >4 a 112>?. Gold bettor, closing .it 102'^bid. Tho export or the day wai 9T4t,<XK>. Mr. Cisco sold an other million of 7.30 noteaftf gold at pur. The cotton market vrae comparatively quiet. As usual on Saturday, but few spiuncrs were in the market. The same vague feeling rogarding the possibility of some in crease in s i "piles?though exactly in what way, or by what means, no one seamed to be fully satisfied in hs own mind?c ntiuued to overhang tho market and chcclc sales, while the 3tock baa become exceedingly light and confined to comparatively few hands. The sales yesterday were couth; d to about 300 bales, in small lots, at 17>fc. a 28c., closiug main ly at the in. ide figure for middling uplands. The flour market waa lues active aud buoyant, tliougn without ehange of moment in quotations. Wheat was inactive and tha demand limited, while supplies con tinued to bo light. Com was In moderate request, with sales of Western mixed, in store and delivered, at 5Sc. a 59c., with Jersey and Southern yellow i:t SSJi'c. a 59c. Pork was heavy and prices dull, salos of new mess were made at $12 50 a $12 "5, and of prime at $10 a $10 2.0 sugars were quiet but steady, with saies of about 500 hUas. and 21 boxes. Cudee wus quiet, and no sales of moment were quoted. Freights were firmer, while tho enhanced views of ship owners tended to chock transac tions. Wheat waa engaged to Liverpool, in bulk and bags, at 8 J.; lard, 23s. 6d., and bacon at 25s. The Approaching Dissolution of the Rebellion* We publish tbis morning a highly important despatch from the Corinth correspondent of the Savannah Republican, dated 2!?th of April, stating that our army was then advancing against the rebels, aud that skirmishing had commenced; also'another despatch, equally im portant, from the Corinth correspondent of the Memphis Anjvs, dated April 28, showing that Beauregard is retreating southward from Corinth, some of his troops proceeding by rail road and others by foot, while some are going west, probably as far as Grand Junction, to take the Central Mississippi Railroad there?an arrangement which would give him two rail roads to move in a southern direction. We said yesterday we did not believe, as had been reported, that Beauregard was falling back on Memphis. That opinion is now con firmed. So far from ret routing to Memphis, the rebels of that city contemplate its detraction by fire from sheer desperation. Yesterday slocks received an immense frapo tus in Wall street. Not only did they go up, but sales were very large. This was the resnlt of the cheering news from Corinth and frum all other points. The rapid succession of unex ampled victories, crowned by the capture of New Orleaus and Baton Rouge, the capital ?4' Louisiana, followed by the flight of Beau regard's army before the onward march of llalleck, could not fail to produce a marked inflnence upon the st?ek market. The darken ing prospects of the rebel* and the bright vista that now opens into the future for the glory of our arms, and for the triumphant vindication ?4' the unity of the republic, cannot fail to give confidence to all who survey the theatre of the war with an intelligent eye. If we tarn to the Southwest we find Beauregard so crippled and embarra?sed by the reduction of New Orleans and the strategical movements of HallecW on his wings aud Hunk#, thai he is compelled to shift his army from the boasted strong position id which he said he would await the advance of (he Uuion troops- j Hid telegraphic despatch after the battle at "shiloh, whose genuineness wm at firxt doBbt<ri, but is now ftilly authenticated, proves that his situation was then despemte, unit*-* he wa? largely reinforced from (jeorgi* or 8011th Carolina. He ha*< not aini-e received reinforce ments etptal to those whi -h have dwelled the numbers of the I'nion army, and the rapture of Now Or'eaaa. giving possession of the Lower Mississippi to out arnjj, liac enbauced hi.' difficulties, and circumscribed within oar row boundl the points from which he can ob. ta.n any further supplies and reinforcements, and both these of the most, limited d^TipMoii, He is cut oft- from Tennessee and Northern Alabama, and henceforth all the country we?t of the Mississippi will be to him im a sealed book. Texas, *o rich in provisions of all kinds for an army, is effectually severed from hitn, and the ??me is true of ?Arkansas. Even If be could cro?^ the Mississippi. he could not mora no large an army on the western aide, owing to the w?nt of transportation. Last of the river he ha* a system of railroads for the moving of his sup. pile*, and the rapid concentration of troops: west of it he would have no railroad to depend upon, and even the water courses would be for bidden to bim. It is certain he could not pro cure wagons for the use of no large an army beiore Halleck would overtake and compel him to give battle. But when lieatiregard fights again it is all over with him If he did not feel tliia to be tha esse, he would have fought at Corinth, or somewhere between that point and tho Tennessee. Pucb is the situation of affairs in tbo Southwest. If we direct our vision to Kaetern Virginia, where is to be found the ooly other army on which the oause of the rebellion depend* what do we see 1 Here, too, the affaire of the insur gents are equally desperate. They admit them selves that if they lose the Impending battle the game is tip. Doserterj Jjoni 'heir army state that Magruder and Johnston bare addressed the troops and declared to them that a victory fit Torktown is the last hope of the cause, for if the battle should be lopt irretrievable ruin would be the conscience. The Richmond Examiner makes the same admission. It says, " If the confederacy loses Virginia, it loses the back boms and right arm of the war. ? ? ? The wisest plan of the South is to place all ita force on the peninsula, stand the hazard of that great throw of the dice without flinching, and think about flight only when they aie sure to have lost it." That they are pretty sure to lose we have the guarantee In our splendid army, splen didly equipped, and the ample preparations o' General McClellan. That the rebel leaders at Richmond have no hope of success is clear enough from the hasty adjournment and precipitate flight of the Con federate Congress, leaving very important busi ness undisposed of in their anxiety to reach some place of greater security than the capital of the confederacy. But whether they will be safer at any point further south is extremely doubtful. The Richmond papers cover them with measureless ridicule, and remind them that by fleeing south they will " be caught in a snare by which goslings would not be entrap ped." The Examiner says:?" The dispersion of Congress is a most untoward event. It is an odious example to all classes." The Wfciysays the members left on the canal boats, from fear of accidents on th? railroads; that a regiment of ladies has been detailed by General Winder to protect them in th?ir flight to aome remote vill;i?f. whore they will be taken care of by the children, the women then returning to de fend the country. How like the abolition lead ers at the North, who did their utmost to pro duce this civil war, but keep aloof from the dangers of the battle field. The Stammer de nounces not only the cowardice of the rebel Congress, but of the government, which has evidently shown symptoms of weakness in the knees. It says, with great force and truth, ' they had better seek death on the field that will decide the fate of the capital than attempt to prolong a nomadic resistance at Montgomery." And is it true. then, that it is in contemplation to remove the government back to Montgomery, after failing in Richmond? Perhaps both the government and the main army are already on their way south, and that only a few troops have been left behind in the fortifications to delay the pursuit of McClellan. As to falling ba?k on Montgomery, that city is just as accessiUle to our gunboats as New Or leans, and the new capital must be fixed at some other poiut. 7It may be that the last desperate chance is a junction of the army of Virginia with the army of Beauregard, in order to crush Hal leek before McClellan could come up; and that this ex plains the retreat of Beauregard from Corinth, in order to gain time and space to effect the desired combination. But we think Halleck will keep too sharp an eye upon Beauregard, and that McClellan will have too bright a look out for Johnston, to let these generals slip through their finger*, and thus prolong the struggle to a fall campaign. All tbo indications from the seat of war go to show that the day* of the rebellion are numbered. It has already received its death blow in the capture of New Orleans, under which it wHl reel and stagger till it falls. To complete the pacificatfotrof the South it is only necessary to open its ports and permit the planters to sell their cotton and tobacco, and all the world to trade with them as before. Thin would be so much better for them than the destruction of those staples by the rebel leaders, that it would induce them to abandon the insurrection and cling to the Union, which ean protect their property. That our government is shortly to take this step we have evory reason to believe, and, when it does, that will !m at once tho finishing blow to the rebellion and the beginning of a new era of good feeling between the North and the South, wbot<e fruits will be the rapid development of the greatest and most powerful government the world ever saw. Ike '?Skcdaddllag" et the Rebel Conga The extract* which we published yesterday from the Richmond (Va.) papers, commenting upon the sudden flight of the rebel Congress* furnish an amusing picture of the fright of tb<??e gentlemen composing the one horse Con gress of the Southern confederacy, and the final loss of all faith jn the cause they have so long been aiding Jeff. Davie to sustain. No one act sinee the oonunencemenk of the rebellion has given greater proof of the ultimate success of the plans of General MeCleHan. and the spoedy crushing out of the unholy and wicked conspi racy against the best government in the world, than this the sud?lcn" departure of the law ranking power of rebeldom. When the rebellion first orgauized. their Con gresi met at Montgomery, Alabama, and there deliberately planned and matured their arrange ments for a grand government, suited to their own taste. to be made the home for all the con spirators. Montgomery being too small a place for their ambition, they sought a more flourish ing town further north, and finally moved their documents, chattols. ?<?.. to Richmond, Virginia, an<l there hung out their Hag ami flourished in all theii grandeur. They had not rested long in that city before they manife?ted a discontented spirit. and commenced sighing for Wadiiiyjton, with it? marble building and well arranged rooms, and it* Pennsylvania avenue, in which to flourish their canes and yollow kids anil ex eic'ite their leg*. '1 he masterly skill of General Mc''lHInn soon set at rest all hopes of their setting up shop in the federal capital; but still clinging to the idea that tliey must have a new capital, they resolved in ?eerct session upon moviag to Nashville. Tennessee, to pre vent being bagged by our Commander in-Chief. But the movements of our Army of the We* w<to too rapid for them, and before they could carry out their d< "ign that city wns in our possession. Then it van reported that they w?-rr going to Raleigh North Carolina; but Burn?ide's operations on iie coasts of that .State no doubt drove from thtr mind* all hopes of peace if they went there. Y1 e next that we hear from them is through the rebel pupors of tb? 23d ultimo, giving an account of their sud den departure for parts unknown. Thus, with all their rain boastings of the pow er, strength and invincibility of their grand Southorn confed eracy. alter spending one short year in adopt ing plans and devices to keep tip their courage, they have suddenly taken to thoir beds, and ?re no doubt at this time dodging about in the dismal swamps and bayous of tie South, in forming tue alligator* and bullfrogs of their brilliant victory. The cause of this ban) It impede wo v ill lot the Richmond Stamif rr tell in its own lun gutge:?"They have boon brave ns lions- aye, as tigers and, alas! ti.e* l?*ve run away, the Lord knows why, to the (surprise of their friends and the entertainment of their enemies It would be amusing, If it wore not sad, to read and bear thai pretests that the opinion they ran from ' apprehension' was altogether an 'out side idea,' and that their adjournment was due to the simple fact that thej had nothing to do." The same article goes on to show that there was a large amount of work before them left undone, even some one hundred military ap pointments of the President laying on the table unopened. *' Want of occupation," continues the Examii\er, " certainly was not the reason of the * scampering ' adjournment; and if appre hension had nothing to do with it, then the Lord knows why Congress is gono, and the Lord knows when Congress will come back to us." From the tone of the same article it is evi dent that the editor of the Examiner only looks upon this stampede of the rebel Congress as the precursor of a grand flight of the leaders and the army. A little"* further along the editor makes an appeal to the Confed erate army, as though there were already misgivings that all the boasts that one Southern

er could whip five Northerners, and such like braggadocio, no longer deceived themselves; for it adds, "It is hoped that at least the Confed erate armies will not bounce off after burning a steamboat or two and a bridge the moment they learn the enemy are in the neighborhood." Then comes the evidence of the lack of faith in (he Confederate gorernment by its dupes, and a warning to the leaders of what tbey may ezpeot unless they protect Richmond, as follows:?"If the Confederate government is worth a rush, it will defend Richmond to the last; for, in leaving it, nothing will remain for the heads of that gov ernment but speedy resignation to esoape a load of execration and infamy such as would crufrti the greatest conqueror and despot that has ever ruled the world." What blacker picture could be painted than this of the doom that awaits those who have led the South into the rebellion, and, through their will o' the wisp delusion, led them on step by step to ruin and disaster. Surely they are in a desperate plight?their Congress faded away, their government i?t worth a rush, and their armies preparing for a sudden flight. It needs but one more squeeze of McClellan's anaconda for the boasted confederacy to vanish. Our Shaiu-shootkhn.?So far our sharp shooters have supplied us with the greater part of the romance of this war. During Gari baldi's Italian campaign the adventurer* and exploits of a sharpshooting Englishman who went about, with all the sang froid of a sports man, picking off the Austrians with his uner ring rifle, attracted a great deal of attention and interest. We have three thousand such sharp shooters in the field now, and the people read with avidity the tales of su"h men as Califor nia Joe, who brought down the rebel negro rifleman, and of Old Seth, who captured a rebel gun by shooting down all the gunners a* fast as they showed themsolvee. Cooper's sensa tion novels of forest lift* hare no such stirring scenes and incidents as those daily recorded in our columns pf the Berdan sharpshooters. 1MF0&TAHT F&OI THE SOUTHWEST. The Evaouation of Corinth by the Rebels. Beauregard's Army Moving Southward. Skirmish Between the ITnion and Rebel Outposts. "All'* Well" In General Ualleclt's Army. BBBEL ACCOUNTS FROM FOET WEIGHT, Vumworot, May 3.1862. The War Department has received ?mi rron General Halleek, dated at Pittsbarg landing to day. The army was well, in high spirit* and taftr to meet the enemy. . Cairo, 3,1962 Tho latest now* from the Tenneneee river, brought by a contraband, gays that there was bo Aghting up to live o'clock yesterday afternoon. Canto, May 3, 1802. The river has fallen two inches In Uie last eighteen hours. A deserter at the fleet reports that flolllns continues his preparations to attack Commodore Foote, loudly boat>tiug that be will siok the entire fleet or drive them to Cincinnati. Tho rebels sre continually throwing shell* into the woods between the fleet and the fort, and occa sionally Ore in the direction of Uie Uotilla, but without effect, as the boats are all out of range. Rebel Arleant*. Cirrioo, May 3,1862. The Memphis Argut of lUo 2SHh of April has the fol lowing despatch ? Corinthj April 28, 1882. General Beauregard is moving large bodies of troops southward . Scbh1 go by railroad, others on toot. A few have gone West. It is generally understood that ho is evacuating the place, though ho decllue? answering ques tiotis. He buys that President Imvw underMauds his movements. I'urdy was evacuated Isst night, and has since been birned. Kvery building is said to be destroyed. The Yankees are moving in thai direction. Our out|K>sts had a rkirinish with their advance early tbis morning, cap* turing sixty prisoners, including ulne commissioned offi cers. Savannah, Ga., May 1,1802. A despatch from the Corinth correspondent of the'/?' publican, dated the 2?lh of April, mysth't ftie enomy hav? been reinforced and are advancing. There is heavy sklimifblng daily. Quite an affair occurred to day this side of Monterey. The Richmond Enquirer of May 3, contains tho follow ing ? Moiut.it, May 1,1862. A ?| rclal d*S|iatcb to th? Mobile Ailn.rlUer, from Co rlotb, on tli* JBtli ultimo, *nyx that Col. Scott's Louisiana cavalry, consisting of two companies, had driven out ? regiment of federals rr?m Twcumbia, killing several and taking forty prisoners. The eucmy burnt their store*, and were pursued by tbe confederates. Tbe result ia unknown. Four Wkkibt, April 26,1862. TWo ha* boon no change in affair* here since .Satur day. Thn steamers at d gunboat* from below havo ar rived. Tba Yankee fleet ha* g <ne higher up tho stream, .tic] I* now lying opposite Osceola, excepting tbeir mor urii, which keep up their harmless firing. The Dtfrnrei of Fort Wrlght> Poserters from Fort Wright My that the rebel* have only tweuty-tlx g'jos mounted in *evea batteries, aa fol lows;? No. 1?Beck casements *unk In bl'ilth, one ten Incferi fit" I coloinbiad. No. 2 ?Shore battery; five thirty two pounders, ww ?uinierged. No, S?Kires but froui two ten inch uolumbmd*. No, 4?Two ten inch columbiads, one rifled *i*ty four, two thirty fours and five thirty-two*. Vo. ft?tine ten Inch columbiad, i wo eight inch do, one thirty-two and on* thirteen inch mortar. No. 6?Fiv? rifled twenty fours. So. 7?One siity four. Tba two last batterios are on tba Muff, and (b* first five aro shore batteries. Tn? DumtHT Arromsr H^ovseca ? We ?re happy to say that DUtrlct Attorney Ila^l hi rapidly recovering from his reeont illness, a*.tfl will probably he able to resume UUi oflMal duties ?>?ior? lb ) cioseV the present month, HIGHLY IMPORTANT FROM THE GULF. Arrival of the Gunboat San tiago de Cuba. Capture of Several Contraband Ves sels by Commander Ridgely* The Rebel Steamer Isabel, alias Ella Warley, with a Yuluiible Cargo of Arms, Ammu nition and Other Contraband Goods. Taken by the Sunthigo de Cuba. HER ARRIVAL AT THE NAVY YARD* The Other Prises on Tbeir Way to Mew York.. EXCITING CHASE OF THE NASHVILLE, &0.1 fto., Ac. The United Statea gunboat Santiago d?Oaba, Comman der Daniel B. Ridgely, arrived tut evening M this port frem Port Royal, bringing aa a prise Um rebel sMamr Isabel, alias Ella Warlejr, which was captured while on a voyage from Nassau, N. P.,for Charleston, 8. C., laden with arm- , ammunition, wiues, sogars, medicines, &c. She has boen one of the most sucoesst ul of the rebel ?Warners in oarrying on trade between Charleiiton, Ha vana and Nassau. She is la charge of Lieutenant Wil liam Gibson and Acting M isler George K. Sr.honck. The Santiago chased the Nashvilleseveral hoursoa the 23d olt., but was unable to overtake hor. On the same day the Santiago de Cuba captured a schooner from Charleston, lopded with cotton, wbkh was put in charge of AOting Master A. if. Muidaur, with T. l)wyer. Master's Mate, and sent to Key West. She also took two other schooners, with assorted cargoes for So:*tborn trade, both of which are now on their way to New York?one hi charge of L. lV>ggeghall,- the other in that of Win. N. Ell-ry, Mastor's Btaios. The Santiago de Cuba has been out now ski months, most of the tinio in tho Gulf,of Mexico and at Havana. She is now attached to tho eastern division of tho block ading squadron, under ling Officer McKoon. 1 ho following is a list of her officers:? Commanilr?faniol B. IlWgofy. Fiitl Lieutenant?Wm. Gib?on. MasUrs?Wm. S. ( h tesomaa, Goo. R. Schenck, M. W. Muidaur. 7'aymatfrr?C. M. Guild. Surgeon?R. O. M?s< n. Ungintert?Solon Farrar. CVief; Wm. E. Moore. Assistant Engineers?K. A. Basimeil, John McCourt, K. D. Merritt. Guitner?Stephen Young. M'Utei'? MaUi?Wm. H. El lory, Titos. T. Dwyer, Law ton Coggeshail. Gemmander s Clerk?Wm. J. Kilout. f'aymn/sr't Clerk?John M. Baker. Many of tho above officers are away on prises, but they are the regular officers of the ship. The Santiago deCuba left Port Reyal April 30. There was nothing of lm]>ortanco transpiring at that place. The United S'UU'S steamships Susquehanna and Keystone State sailed for New York April 29. Arrlvklof tk? Prize Steamer EHs Warlejr. The priee steamer Ella War lay, In charge of Lieutenant Gibson, from Havana, via Port Royal three days, arrived at this port last evening. Tho Klla Warloy waa formerly tho steamer Isabel, which carried the United Statue malts between Charleston and Havana. She baa several Umes run- the blockade at Charleston, carrying arms, ammunitloe, lie., to aid the rebels; bat was captured April 28 off Havana, while on a voyage from Havana to Charleston, with>a valuable cargo, by the United States gunboat Santiago do Cub*, Commander Daniel I). Ridgely. The. Klla Wanluy now Urn*at the !favy Yard, Brooklyn Interesting Particulars of the Chase aa?l Cupturc or tks Rebel Venaela. Tho United States strainer Santiago de Cuba left Ha vana on the 6th' of- April, for a cruise off the Florida coast. For the flint live daya she boarded only one ve3 sel, and aha an beneat molaeaee droger. But from th? 11th to the 16th she boardod.quite a number of schoonors aod barks, principally Ut>n with "sweetening," and homeward bound On the 13th of the same month site "poke the Haviina mall stoame* Columbia, bound for New York, and the United Stales transport Phila delphia oe the 14th, aleo bound North. On (he lfttft ioxtaat she fell in- with the United States sup ply ship Rhode Island, and obtained freak beef for the orew. On the 23d, white running along under easy steam, making about Ore miles an hour, atfcmt ten o'clock A. li the lookout at the mastboad pare tho weloome cry* "Sail, ho!" "Where away?" shouts the ofltoonf the deck. "About uue point on our starbeaf&lMW." "Can you make her outr" '?She looks like a steamer-, sir." The quartermaator went aloft witb? glass and report ed that he could soe the masts an?T smokestack of n steamer. The order waa immediately given to stir up the Urea and put the ship ia tbo bsat condition for a dhni<e. We supposed her to be the Fills War ley, alias Isabel, or tbo Austin, both of which rebel vessel* we le t in Havana. As soon as she waa "hull up" wo saw that it was neither the one nor the other. We wore steer' ing directly across her bow anil " picking ber up" fast She continued ber course until she was near enough to Kcan ua well, whan, apparently net being p!0aM0d with our appearance, she turned and fled with all speod, shifting her course from north by east 4o north half west. We were now about eight miles apart. The chase now commenced in Rood earnest. Our awn ings wore taken down, our top and lower yard* sent on deck,our wheel sejens hauled up, and everything that could impede ho progress of the ship romoved. Tho sea was smooth, the sky cloar, and the air cool and bracing. It took us an hour to get up a lull head of .-.team, during which time tho Strang steamer increased her distance a little. For tlw next three hours we were steering direct ly iu her wake, holding oar own certain, and perhaps gaining a trifle on ber. We now m tde h< r out to be the Nashvtllo, and knowiug the speed of that famou.t ve-sel wc h-ul little tiroes of overhsullog her. SIip w*< evidently gauging our xpeed, an<1 k?epiug us ut a proper di'tanre until nightfall, when ah* would elude us, under the rover of dnrknens, change her conr** imd run into Charleston, We continued in the name rela tive position towards nnoh otbor until four o'clock In the ait'-rnoon, when *h? suddenly left us, nt the rate or nt least three miles aa hour. Wo were making eleven and a hall. At aunset she wss "hull down'' to thenorthwest, latitude 24 20. longitude 77. It was useless to pursue her further, and veeing a. suspicions looking nail about tlx miles distant, on our port bow, we haulei up, and were soon wlthla bad of a email whl'e si hoon'T. We borned aubse'tunm ly that 4lie Nash, vllle coaled outside the harbor of Nassau, N. P., a four days previous to on* chase of her; ehe, being heavily laden, could not pans the bar with her coal in. ?he had a valuable cargo of aiiue, ammunition, &o. We war* now within hail of the schooner. ?'Schooner ahoy?'' shouted the officer. "Ay, ay, sir.'' wae the reply. "What schooner H that?" "Don't know." "Where are you Crontf" "Don't know."' "Where are you houudf*' "Hailiai. "Holi>t your Mieigo." ?Hain't got any,'* "Hmt< to," ??Ay, ay, ftr.'' iVtiil* lowering ovr beat to board kor IIm lookout Ml thi wh?*lhou*e ??ng out " Cotton, cotton on deck." fur# enough, dunk tln'^h It w?.?, tho ends of eotton bale* could be neon (ticking out Crntn under the sennty ooering with which the r?t)?>R had attempted to conceal thflr dork toed. Th? ?oli'xjnor proved to bo (Vom Oharloston, bound for Naaeaij. Hlit loft Ch?rlof!'.? tho day previous, "m had no nam*, no papers, m> flag, no nothing, Uer master's tmmo I* Wtlltsm^fctMtman, and she bad a orew of six nv?. Il?r cargo teasisted of 170 bales of ootton The master and cmw/xm* takon on board the eteann t" an I latfl master J^tdaur, master's mute Dwyer, and a ! prise crow of fa m?n put on t>?*? d the schooner. Wo thou took her. 4n tow aud beaded for Koy Wm|, w?xt morning, having towed tier out or danger of recap tur^> lUfl wl"d being fair to take hor to Kry West, we ov -I her off, to make the best of her way alone, while the Hantw*^" ''ll *h''utsearch of the Austin and Lsabel Wo had 9v "?rcoly got back to our cruising ground when we saw our h>.M8 sought friend, the Isabel, or, as she u now called, the &. '* Warley, at a distance of about i?u milw, making for Charleston as fast as she could. W e knew her in an instant, and knew also that there was no esca|>o for her. Knot gvod (or the Nashville, we can boat the Isabel aa bad a* the NaJbvllIe beat us. Wheu alio Qrst saw us she mistook us for anotbur t: learner Our yards being down disguised us. As soon aa pho m de us oulxho changed her course, but Instead of trying lo get aw..y she gr.cefully tuot us half way, and submitted without a murmur. When In liavana last wo lay along side of hor and coaled from the same wharf. Ueutennnt Gibson, Acting Mastor Scbeuck, Sergeant Hamilton, seven marines, and a crew of sixteen men wore immediately put on board thu Ella Warloy, and the captain, mate and pilot of her takou on board the Santi ago. AU being reiuly we headod for Port Itoyal, wheae we purposed gettiug a crew to take the Klla Warley to New York, as we wore too much crippled for active ser vlce with so many officers and seamen (>ut of the ship. The next day (April 26) wo fell in with the schooner Mersey t with a blockade cargo. The account they gave of themselves not being satisfactory, we took possession of the schooner aud put her in charge of Acting Master's Mate Ellery, and a prise crew, and then took her in tow for Port Royal. The weather was exceedingly rough, the schooner towed badly, aud our progreea waa ver y alow. We did not reach the light ship off Port Royal until ulna o'clock Sunday evening. On the 27th wa anohorod outside the harbor and waited for daylight. At daylight we gol up anchor and attempted to got In, but In about flrteea minutes we struck on the north breakers. The tide waa full flood and we want on nearly the length of the ship before the engine could be reversed. Our prise, the Ella Warley, seeing us strike, avoided the breakers,fol safely In.o the harbor and anchored alongsfcle the lag ?hip. After casting off the schooner we backed offtferbreakorf without dttllculty. Tho ?au tiago got several soreie burapa, but received no Injury of eonsdijuonco. Foaring U) make another attempt, we anchored and waited fur ? pilot. We learn that one or tho buoys has boon removed-, con sequently the rhart milled us. Having obtained a pilot, > we went into the harbor and Anchored. We could not > obtain officers and in on to man rror prizes, thereforrwe wern obliged to convoy thorn t? New York ourselvas. Spent tho next day in coaling the KHa Warlejr and giving hw water, and on the morning of tft? 30tli left Port Royal for New York. Before leaving, however, we sent Mr. Coggesliall on board the schooner Mersey, m place of Mr. F.llery, who returned on board the steamer. Tht schooner was ordered to make for Slew York. We passed her as we came out of the harbor, betting out. When off Charles too, the same day, w* mad? a email schooner, whose movements were suspicious. We l>ore down for her, and in answer to our hail bhe caiil .she waa going In to the blockading squadron for water. Y/o sent our officer on board, who found her paper.- to be evi dently bogus, and her cargo well sc:te<l to tli? Charleston market. She was on blockade ground, about twelve miles from Charleston. We took pos session |of her, and put Mr. Ellery on board as prize master, with a erew of sis men. The cwnsr of the ? vosnoi and cargo was on board as a passenger. We ! took him on boftrd the steamer, and made hira oomfort ! able, in (he company of eighteen other prisoners belong. fng to the different prizes captured during this cruise. All being arranged, wo steamed on again, with the Klla Warley following in our wake. The weather for the nez* two days was what the nailers call "nasty"?totally' rainy, with sevore thwnrter and lightning. This, with tho night fogs, made eur prsgress slow. We gavortbe land"a wide berth, which made the passage from W>rt Royal longer than it would otherwise have been. We had sixty ofUcers and mesr out of the ship, which msdi the labor it rich harder for the- eOlcers and men ronfc' ing ou board. Oflldal Ri port ef ftsg Officer DapMt. 9i.AU.-vnr Wabash, Pota Rot At BakdoS, fl. 0., 1 a?hi 28. iwt. / "* 3m?I have just time this morntag, bef >r.i the depar ture of the Susquehanna, to- inform the departmeat ef the arrival here of the rebel steamer Isabel (Ella War ley), In charge of r.iout. Gibson and a prise errw, she having been-captured by tho Santiago da Cuba, Com. mantler RKgely, one hnndretf miles north of Abac*. She is deeply loaded with Knfleld rifles, and has, it is supposed,rifled cannon In her fiwehold, which his not yet been examined. These arms-were taken on boi.rd,of course, at one-of the neutral oolonles off our coast. I am informed by Lieutenant Glhsoa that the Santiago deCuba discovored and chased U?e Xashvillo, but the lat'er was much too swift for h*r. The Nashville alee had arms on board-for the rebels, intending to ran the blockade if possible. Very respectfully, roar o bed tent set vant, 8. T. DUPONT, Flag Officer commanding Southern- Atlantic Biook fading Squadron. Hon. Ouiwoir Wstxas, Secretary of tha Navy. Arrival fff the Empln City fron Port Royal. TBI PR 17.8 3TVAMKB NOSTBO 8IOKORA DB MOLA TOMRD TO THIS POUT, BTC. Tbe United States itcim transport Kmptre City, Captala Barton, from P?rt Royal, April 30, with passengers ooa Mgaert u> the UuiiodStates Quartermaster, arrived at thia port last night. On the art ina*., at 12:30 P. M., Absecomb bearing W., spoke schooner United States, (rout' St. Auguslins for New York. Tbe Empire City towed the prt*a s Minor Nostro Slg - unru do Regla from Port Royal to this port. The prize steamer was in charge of W. A. Wells. The Empire t tty broaglit the following named passen gers? Mr. 11. C. Teitov.ol the United Stuteieteamer Keystone .SUIn: Mr. II. O. lirigns, of Boston; Mr.JohnS Satnmi/i and Mr. V. Moody, ol Jacksonville, Florida; Colonel J. N. Bird, of Charleston, S.C.; J. J. Caravan, Brlgad ? Surgeon or General Otlmore'a Division, /it Fort Pulaski; Jumee Hoev.Jr., Paymaeterof the United statox ship Wyan dot. Captain Travis, ?f the Forty-elg??th regiment New York Volunteers; Captain 0"Conn*U and Cap U. in Mac.larla, of the Fifty-fifth Pennsylvania Volunteers; Mr. T. B. Bronsen. of New York: Mr. J. N. Me^rrlman, of (ieorge t>wn, S. C., Tniied .States CeJIector: Mr Wna.T. Baker, Mr. Win. Iff ami Mr. Cogswell and /rile, of Port Itoyal. She also brings the following prisoner*:? Capt-iln Benton, privateer Dixie, prise to | m od States steamer Key stone State. Junes Wt.>te, John Kan", John Joney anil John Nelson, seam?n on hoard the Dixie. Captain Ryj.n. prize schooner Wreo. Mike Guina and i Pat. Sullivan, aeatnen on board the Wave. Wul l.'pilgrove, mute prize tclionncr Bella. Frank; Sara, .'oUn Morris and Antonio Leo, sohiiiao <>n board the , Bella. W. Bic^ham and Jolin Soles. Oec?etown,S. C. ArriMl of the Prize Nlntmcri Brrmndfc and Florida at PUHadrlphta. PiiiLAimmtA, May 3,1862. The .'?be! steamer Bermuda winch sailed from Liver pool uoo'it the lit of April for Bermuda, was captured, SmuUy last off Hole in iho Wall,, by the stiamor Metoe <1110,1'ommixlore Stellwa^ea, md brought here t .^lay in oUrge or Prize Master Abbott. Her cargo wr, pel*. oipsDy powder, munition* uf war and arms. TU*cap. lain,crew, and twelve pvaeugerson the Bermu la.wer* aj?u taken The steam"r Florida, aaptuaed at ft. Andrew.* Heat, Via , also arrived at the navy ysnl this afteroo-.u, ia shrge of Prize Master Lewie. She has aboard two hua dred bales of cot too. Wiilinin H. Harrison ? the pf?j?t, with engineers ana nine or the crew, took u?t oa'A of allegiance and rasse aboard tbo steamer. The nuae o; the crew who refused to take the oath wtroput aefcore laSt. Andrew's Bay. Hewn from Kaaasa, N.Vi, Tbe schooner I^vl ltowe, (apt. Keller, arrived at this port yesterday 'r iu Nassau, N. P., whlii?,port the nailed front on the Wh of April. She hrin^a. uatfce Nissan Ovordion of that date and the following ?telli|ence from our Cenanl a* that place:? All busiaees is st a deadlock, save that of furnishing supplied" ihe rebel blockade renors. Tko Moure of AssomNy ie st III in session, snd migt'ty specimen* eC Baharac olo^uetM-e amuse the An<wican -visitor?. Th'< weatli?r la cocl anil pleasajfc, thtx^h the Amertaa vis I'or a are fwnUiit their steps 1oin?a?rd, and fill 114 all tb?-nailing vessels northward Ixmrnl. Ihe steamship Karnak Imbsen ?t>Tfcn up to the.wreck* ?rs, and will prove a total Tbe pilot Is nvtaii cen sured, a* Opt a In I/j Me nr>?i wajsied him that, he urea keeping too f?r to the tvMlwnrd, A flattering testimo* nlal lo Captain La Mes - irler Um been signed by all the Ameriesna here wli'.bave aatlM with birn. Business at the (.at Islauda \a stajnaiu, and prorlsioo^^ are scarce. Ilia ISritioh st??niara RouthwieVt, F.lla Wsrley. and (llart.ator.sH engaged Ih brlnglr.( arm* and TntihUfOM of wsr for the rebel SUt<n, are m port. Also Vhe t>>n federatn gteameta Nashville and teelle, re?djr to run the blockade. H?r BrlWjh Ma]?'5ty> 'teamer full Dog, Com. msnder MeKiUop., will sail *o.-n for N?W 'tork

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