is was appalling information, and it must be a well-trained crew that would not feel nervous at such intelligence.
Captain Stellwagen could do nothing, for the enemy's ram was under his counter.
He had made a mistake in not firing on the stranger ae swung round under the latter's counter, and the Confederate commander called out, Surrender, or I will sink you!
Captain Stellwagen replied, I can make no resistance, my boiler is destroyed.
Then, do you surrender?
inquired the other.
I do, replied Stellwagen.
The Confederate commander hailed several times for a boat to be sent him, threatening to fire in case of further delay.
Lieutenant-Commander Abbott then proceeded on board the ram, where the parole of the officers and crew of theer receiving which, the ram started in the direction of the Keystone State, which vessel and three other blockaders Captain Stellwagen had tried to alarm by burning signal-lights.
Soon after the ram left the Mercedita the people on board that vess