--The following intelligence will be read with interest:
,July 12--Our fellow-citizen, Capt. J. C. McManus
, the owner of the Vicksburg Mail Line of steamers, left New Orleans on Tuesday, and arrived in this city yesterday.
He states that a dispatch had been received from Berwick Bay
, to the effect that the C. S. war steamer Sumter
, Capt. Raphael Semmes
, (an account of whose running the blockade last week we published,) had returned, bringing fifty-five thousand Enfield rifles,
together with other accoutrements, and a large number of rifled cannon.
It seems that the Sumter
met near Cuba
an English vessel that was on her way to New Orleans with these arms, which had been ordered previously.
They were transferred to the Sumter
, and that vessel had arrived at the Balize in safety.
It is a fact that will reflect great credit upon the gallant officers who accomplished it, and shows how ‘"effective"’ Lincoln
's blockade is.
The same gentleman informs us that over ten thousand hogeheads of tobacco
were disposed of in New Orleans in one day during last week.
The tobacco is intended for the French
market, and the French
purchasers paid for it in gold,
instead of bills, as heretofore.
This information, we believe, can be relied upon.
The tobacco must be taken to France
, and will go there in French bottoms.
If old Abe's vessels undertake to prevent it, the distinguished ralisplitter will have a fight upon his hands in which ‘"somebody"’ will be hurt.