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rigged, and subsequently seen steering to the E. N. E., bark rigged. This question, however, was overshadowed in importance by an announcement which was made later in the day, viz.: That The Florida was two and a ball miles from Tuskar, waiting for "something." and that a large American ship, under full-scale, was leaving that point. Underwriters immediately began to look very gloomy, as they expected in a few hours to hear of the destruction of the ship. [from the Cork Herald, August 20.] The Florida is a serow steamer of extraordinary swiftness, and is disguised in such a manner as to puzzle the keenest observer. Her bail is long and low; her sails look old and patched, and no external trace is visible of her bear strength and ponder. Three hands have been, in one instance, seen struggling doll to take in a sail, to master which efficiently ten would be necessary, while a visit to the deck would disclose to view a body of at least two hundred men, scattered about in
event, and must occasion uneasiness in Washington. We suppose it is true. We hope it is. It is certainly as agreeable to us as it is disagreeable to the Yankees that such a force should occupy just that place on the southern bank of the Rio Grande, across the border from Texas. We take it that such a movement must be for the protection of French commerce, and that French ships will soon convey away cotton that has crossed the river from Brownsville. The Yankees would like to prevent this traffic between our people and the French. We have no objection to their trying to do so. As strengthening the probability of the statement, we publish the following extract from the Paris correspondence of the London Times, of August 20th. "According to private letters received by the last mail, Tampico and Tuxpan were about to be occupied by the French, and it was expected that Matamoras would also have to be held on account of the important cotton trade which might there be carried on. "