Further from Havana.
--Running the Blockade from Fort Pickens.
--The advices from Havana
show that several vessels, from Confederate ports, have lately arrived there.
A correspondent of the New York Post
writes from Havana
, December 6th, as follows:
There must be some mistake in the statements of the New York and other Northern papers about the efficiency of the blockade.
Three days ago the Confederate steamship Vanderbilt
, Captain Smith
, came into port with a valuable cargo of cotton, which will find a good market at Barcelona
, whither it will at once be shipped.
Three other steamers are understood to be en route--one from New Orleans and the other from Charleston
The Confederate steamer W. Mallory
, Capt. Campbell
, came in yesterday from Mobile
, with a cargo of naval stores.
would have brought cotton, but the Confederate
authorities at Mobile
would not permit it to be shipped.
She brought two passengers.
Vessels are clearing every day for ports in the C. S. A., and we do not learn that many captures are made.
Most of these vessels carry coffee, for which they get $15 ½ to $16 . There is scarcely any business here for Northern ships.
Outward freights are not paying.
It is stated at the U. S. consulate here that Col. Harvey Brown
has been proving the range of his heavy, ordnance from Pickens
, scaling his guns, &c., and searching the banks of the ‘"Perdido"’ for safe crossing, to take Pensacola
in the rear.
Dec. 6.--Sugars were dull.
No. 12 sold for 8 reals per arroba.
Stock on hand, 25,000.
Molasses — No stock and no business.
Freights--One American vessel had engaged 1,000 boxes for New York or Boston
at 30 cts. per box. No business; many vessels leaving in ballast.
Exchange — On London
, 60 day sight, 14 ½a 15; New York do. 4 ¾a5½ Paris