he mounted her guns.
She was permitted to remain in Cardenas to the 31st ult., having a Spanish war vessel on each side of her. She has lost many men by yellow fever and desertion.--Amongst the dead is the son of her commander Jno. N. Maffit.
The Florida mounts eight very heavy guns, and carries the iron plates for covering her with armor in her hold.
Cap'. Maffit was still ill. Her first officer is — Stribling, formerly of the Sumter.
On the 1st Inst. the Florida was ordered to sea from Havana, and steamed out in the milder of a severe storm.
The Northern Press on the War.
The New York Herald has very little editorially except "puffs" of McClellan, who, it says, is now master of the situation, and has it in his power to "pluck the crowning victory of the war." The Boston Argus begs Lincoln to dismiss his Cabinet and make a fresh start.
The Philadelphia Inquirer don't feel safe.
It wants Philadelphia defended. "It says:
We have one hundred thousand men here capabl