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cess. The Chinese, in the late war, happened to capture a dozen or two Frenchmen and Englishmen who had ventured too near the lines, and forthwith all Pekin was in blaze of fire-works, crackers and military enthusiasm. Our American Chinese stick closely to the Oriental pattern.--Nothing can exceed their exultation at having captured two little forts on a sand bank in North Carolina, manned by five or six hundred men, with a naval force of one hundred guns and a land force of ,500 men. Picayune Butler becomes forthwith one of the greatest Generals of the age, and old Wool announces his exploits in tones that would become a victory such as Austerlitz or Jena. Success is a novelty to them, even on the most limited scale. Can such a people hope to hold Arlington Heights and Washington, and Maryland, when our Generals choose to advance ? They cannot. Their General is well aware that they cannot stead the Such of the sold He is busy preparing the means to keep them at long law. He dar
tion will the Butteries find the immediate vicinity of the landing very encouraging. They will probably get tired as soon as anybody else. But surely enough Butler will make a big noise over this, almost the only success of the war. Some poorly and recently ot up works manned by inexperienced and probably ill, drilled men, hown greatly excited, all the women and children having left or leaving on extra trains for the interior, the citizens being apprehensive of an attack from old Picayune Butler. From various correct and reliable sources I gather the following: On Wednesday morning the fleet, under Butler, opened fire on Fort Hatteras about 9 o'clockButler, opened fire on Fort Hatteras about 9 o'clock. Our men gallantly replied, being exposed to the fire of shells, as the Fort was recently built, and was not bomb-proof. All day Wednesday the action lasted. The Federals poured in shell in perfect showers. Our boys returned their fire with great spirit; but the Federals had better guns and kept out of range of ours. At d