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r, supposed to be the Wabash, went to sea from the Roads yesterday morning at 8 o'clock. On the 19th inst., Dr. Wm. J. Moore resigned his position as Surgeon of the U. S. Marine Hospital at this harbor. The steam-tug Empire, of the James River Transportation line, has been taken into the public service, and Lieut. J. F. Milligan has been put in command of her, for special duty. A small steamer is plying between Fortress Monroe and the Rip Raps, on which, it is supposed, batteries are being erected. The Cumberland was anchored, yesterday morning, off Hampton, her guns bearing on the town. A negro man named Wilson, belonging to John R. Ludlow, Esq., accidentally fell from the deck of the steamer Wilson, in Roanoke dock, yesterday, and was drowned. The schooner Harriet Lewis, Capt. Williams, came into port yesterday, nine days from Cardenas, with a cargo of molasses. There are three vessels of war inside of the Capes, and two a short distance outside.
f the service will allow. Operations at the Navy-Yard have recommended. Laborers are engaged in clearing away the ruins; workmen employed in several of the shops finishing up work previously commenced; the clink of hammers and buzz of machinery heard in all parts of the yard, and boats rowed by jolly jack tars plying back and forth as formerly. Capt. F. R. Smith, of the Confederate Army, is in Norfolk for the purpose of enlisting men for Col. Pryor's regiment. Major General Gwynn has appointed Marshall Parks, Esq., Chief Superintendent of Transportation by Water. Ten thousand dollars have been appropriated by the Councils of Norfolk for the relief of poor and necessitous persons and families in the city. A schooner from Cardenas with a cargo consisting principally of molasses, consigned to Norfolk, while under the tow of the steam tug Yankee Blade, Captain Baker, was summarily brought to by shots from Fort Monroe, and both the schooner and tug are still detained.
Mr. Douglas will, it is said, make, in a few days, a great Union speech in the South. It is stated he will visit Columbia, S. C., during the session of the Legislature. James Holliday, convicted of the murder of L. E. D. Roberts, at Pontotoe, Miss, has been sentenced to be hung on the 23d inst. The American brig Newton, with 300 negroes on board, was captured recently by a Spanish vessel-of-war near Cardenas. Fourteen venerable citizens of the town of Ledyard, N. Y. voted on Tuesday, whose average ages were eighty years. It is said that a brother of Carl Formes has been missing for eight years, and that he has at lest turned up in Garibaldi's army.
The Sugar estates of Cuba. --From a work on the Cuban sugar estates, by Charles Rebello, British Vice Consul at Cardenas, it appears that there were in full operation in Cuba last season 1,365 sugar estates, which produced 1,127,348,650 pounds, equal to 563,674 tons of sugar, worth $45,093,860. Of these 1,365 plantations, 949 use steam power in grinding the cane, 7 water power, and 409 of power, in the old primitive style. The extent of land planted with cane on these plantations is 691,917 acres, while the area on the estates used for other purposes, viz: cattle fields, fruit, vegetable garden, &c., comprises 1,289,650 acres, or nearly double the quantity used for cane. The crop of sugar the present year is expected to yield 153,600 boxes more than the last.
hirty days, after the usual custom of privateers; the men were to share according to rank in the proceeds of prizes captured, ("as privateers," &c.,) and the prizes taken were to be sent into the nearest port and delivered to "the Confederate Prize Commissioners," who would decide as to their disposal. His crew were generally shipped by an agent and sent on board. He knew a few of the men, and the best of them were sent in with the first and only prize captured — the brig Joseph, from Cardenas. [Our reporter noted with some surprise the frankness with which Capt. Baker spoke of his affairs, particularly with regard to the prize Joseph. It will be remembered that the Perry brought one of the crew, who is supposed to be disposed to turn State's evidence, and it is upon his testimony mainly, with regard to the Joseph, that the district attorney looks for a conviction of the prisoners. There will be no difficulty in obtaining a sufficiency of evidence, as all the officers and crew
Recapture. --Lieutenant Crossan, of the steamer Winslow, N. C. Navy, has recaptured the hermaphrodite brig Hannah Balch, from Cardenas, laden with 150 barrels molasses. This vessel had been captured by the Yankees off Savannah and was on her way to a Northern port in charge of the Yankees when the Lieutenant overhauled her. This is the second prize captured by the Lieutenant, the former being the schooner Transit, of New London, empty and just returning from a trip to Key West with Government prisoners. She was valued at $10,000. Of course the Hannah Balch is more valuable.
The privateers --More Good Work.--The Norfolk Argus, of yesterday, says: On Sunday last the privateer steamer Gordon, of Charleston, captured and carried into Hatteras Inlet the brig McGilfrey, of Bangor, Me., from Cardenas, bound to Bangor, with a cargo of 300 hogsheads molasses. She also captured the schooner Protector, of Philadelphia, from Cuba, bound to Philadelphia, with a cargo of bananas, plantains, pine apples, and other West India fruits. On Thursday last the Privateer steamer Mariner, captured at Ocracoke, a schooner loaded with West India fruit. The Privateer York, captured last week, the brig D. S. Martin, of Boston; loaded with sugar mills and other machinery, shooks, &c.--She was beached near Loggerhead Inlet, and it is reported that the Yankees succeeded in burning her on Sunday last.
ty picked up this morning, near the Capes, a small boat containing ten shipmasters and seamen, who had escaped from Fort Oregon, North Carolina. They give some startling intelligence of the doings on the North Carolina coast. At Hatteras Inlet there are three steamers and a pilot boat privateering. One of them, the "Gordon," ran the blockade at Charleston and of the Whole coast up to Hatteras Inlet ten days ago, since which time she has captured brig Wm. H. McGilvery, of Bangor, from Cardenas, with molasses, and schooner Protector, from Cuba, with fruit. The names of the privateers are the "Gordon," the "Coffee," side-wheel steamer formerly running between Old Point and Norfolk; steamer Marion, formerly a Wilmington tug-boat; and schooner York, a Norfolk pilot-boat. All of them are armed with rifled cannon. Those from Norfolk were taken down the canal to Albemarle Sound. Newbern, North Carolina, is the headquarters of these pirates. Ten gun-boats are being collected
nfederate camp at Sewell's Point, broke down the flag-staff there and scattered the rebels like chaff. A propeller about landing troops at the point put back towards Norfolk. The whole affair was witnessed from the Newport News steamer. Grand reviews have been held to-day at Newport News and Camp Hamilton. Col. Wardrop has taken command of the Naval Brigade. The gunboat Seminole has arrived from the blockade off Charleston. She brought up a prize, the schooner Albion, from Cardenas, formerly a Wilmington pilot boat. She has a cargo of sugar, coffee, fruits and cigars.--When taken she was under English colors, and the captain and nearly all hands were drunk. She had run the blockade off Wilmington. The Seminole has also overhauled several vessels showing English colors. She spoke the sloop-of-war Date last night. She will coal and undergo some small repairs at Old Point. The blockading squadron off Charleston consists of the Roanoke and Vandalia. The rec
The Daily Dispatch: September 5, 1861., [Electronic resource], Another interesting narrative of a cruise in the ocean. (search)
at Charleston, S. C., two or three days since, after a cruise of six weeks. The Mercury publishes the following memoranda relating to her voyage: Left this pert on the morning of the 17th July, and after passing Cape Romain was chased by a U. S. steamer, which fired one gun, but it fell short, and we got safely into a port of North Carolina, where a supply of fuel was taken in, July 26, at 7 A. M., made a sail, which on reaching proved to be the brig Wm McGlivery, of Bangor, Me., from Cardenas for Boston. with a cargo of 337 hhds. and 27 tierces of molasses. A prize crew was placed on board, and she was taken into Hatteras Inlet. July 28, a vessel hove in sight, and nearing her we fired a gun across her bow, when she moved to, and was found to be the schooner Protector. of Philadelphia, from Matanvas for Philadelphia, with a cargo of fruit; she was taken in tow and carried into Hatteras Inlet. July 30, near Cape Lookout, made a U. S. steamer about ten miles off, which was soon
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