News from the South.
From our Southern exchanges we glean the following summary of news:
The privateer Jeff. Davis--Foul play.
The Charleston Mercury, of the 10th, says:
Deputy Marshal J. J. Beasley
, of the Confederate Court
, succeeded last Saturday night in arresting four conspirators belonging to the crew of the privateer Jeff. Davis
We learn that a conspiracy existed among the passengers and a portion of the crew of the privateer to kill the Captain
and officers of the Jeff.
, and to take the vessel into the port of New York.
This conspiracy has been disclosed since the return of Capt. Coxetter
and crew to Charleston
, and proof of the designs of the conspirators established by the affidavit of one of the crew.
It is thought that the conspiracy had some agency in the stranding of the Jeff.
Davis on the St. Augustine Bar
The Clarksville (Tenn.)
Chronicle says: ‘$9,000 in specie was intercepted, some days ago, on the State
line on the Louisville
It was destined to some point in the United States
It was taken to Clarksville
and deposited in one of the banks to await an investigation as to the ownership and destination.’
The prize boat Rowena.
The Charleston Mercury, of the 13th, says:
We had yesterday the pleasure of spending a social hour with a genial ‘"crew"’ aboard the prize bark Rowena
, taken by the Dixie
, and now lying at our wharves.
She is a splendid craft and will well repay a visit.--The taut and sausy looking Dixie, with her ominous thirty-two pounder amidships, lies snugly at the next wharf, soon, no doubt, to dart forth again, to spread terror and confusion among the Yankee
mariners on every sea.
, the Light-keeper, arrived a this place on Saturday last, bringing the intelligence that the blockading steamer took her departure from our waters on Thursday of last week.
, before they left, were driven to the necessity of burning the cutter Appleton
, tender to the steamer, she having been blown high and dry on Egmont Key by the late blow.
It is more than probable that the absence of the steamer is only temporary — her object, doubtless, being to procure another tender.
--On receipt of the above intelligence, detachments of the Sunny South Guards
, Coast Guards, and a number of our citizens, proceeded to Egmont Key, and removed the lamps, oil, &c., from the light-house, and brought them to Tampa
These lamps will never again give light to the benighted followers of King Abe.-- Tampa Peninsula.
Sale of the ship Danure.
The Mobile (Alabama)
Tribune, of the 8th, says:
Three-fourths of this ship, which, it will be remembers, was taken in the bay as a prize, by the Gulf
City Guards, some time since, was sold yesterday, under and by virtue of a decree of the Confederate District Court of Alabama
, for the sure of $10,200. The other fourth is owned by Capt. Sykes
The purchasers, we learn, were Messrs. Duplat
& Co., of this city.
A preacher Suspected of Disloyalty.
The Goldsboro' (N. C.)
Tribune, under the head of ‘"Affairs in Beaufort
Rev. Mr. Van Antwerp
, Episcopal Minister at Beaufort
, we are reliably informed, treated the fast day, recommended by President Davis
, on the 13th of last June, with contempt, by not opening his church on that occasion.
Alike insulting to the State
and Confederate authorities and to the general Southern sentiment, was the conduct of this preacher, in reference to thanksgiving day, on the Sunday after the Manassa
battle and victory.
He did not say anything about it, or make any allusion to it in any part of the services of his church on that day. We are gratified in being able to state that some of his church members, good and patriotic citizens, have ceased to attend his preaching.
His street talk indicates that he is a Lincolnite in heart and feeling; and this manifest traitori is a preacher and a school teacher in Beaufort
, on the seacoast of North Carolina