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From the South.

The Southern mail brings us some interesting intelligence from the district to which all eyes are now turned. The Charleston Courier of Tuesday furnishes the following items of news:

Capt. T. Talbot, who left Fort Sumter on the 5th inst.,> ostensibly to fill an appointment in Oregon, returned last evening to this city, in company with one Mr. R. S. Chew, acting in the capacity of a peculiar, and as yet, undisclosed character. On their arrival, they registered their names at the Charleston Hotel, the former as Capt. T. Talbot, U. S. A., and the latter simply as from Washington.

It appears that thether there was truth or not in the statement that Capt.> Talbot had been appointed to a post in Oregon, the readers of the Courier will remember that our dispatches stated, on his arrival in Washington he was closeted with the Cabinet, and also held a long conference with General Scott.-- The result of his departure from Fort Sumter, however, is, that instead of repairing to Oregon, Capt. Talbot has returned with dispatches, it is said, for Gov. Pickens and Maj. Anderson. Shortly after his arrived, Talbot had a private conference with Gov. Pickens and Gen. Beauregard.

The result of the conference has not transpired, but it is well known that Talbot and his companion received no permit to visit Fort Sumter. They returned last evening by the 11 o'clock train of the Northeastern Railroad to Washington. It is stated, however, in well informed quarters, that the dispatches are to the effect that an unarmed storeship has been sent to this harbor avowedly, and in fact expressly stated in the dispatches, solely for the purpose of victualing and provisioning Fort Sumter.

The vessel conveying the supplies is no doubt conveyed by a naval force intended to protect the demonstration, and if need be to attempt to effectuate it. Every preparation to meet such an event was immediately made by the authorities, and orders issued to the military to be ready to move at the shortest notice. The guns fired about 11 o'clock last night were intended as a signal for the military to assemble at their respective muster grounds

A private and reliable dispatch revealed yesterday in this city from Washington, states that no attempt at reinforcing Fort Sumter with men, or to supply Major Anderson will provisions, would be made without the authorities of the State being first informed of the fact. That notice has probably been given last evening by Capt. Talbot.

The same paper has the following telegram, dated Montgomery April 8th:

No hopes of peace are entertained here. It is understood that the answer to our Commissioners at Washington has been unsatisfactory. Dispatches have been sent to Georgia and Louisiana, calling for additional troops. A collision is expected within 48 hours.

The death of Lieut. O. H. Berryman, of the Wyandotte, of brain fever, at Pensacola, on the 2d inst., has been noticed. A letter says:

On Friday last he was at the yard, and on Saturday he was stricken with the fatal disease. Capt. Berryman was a native of Virginia, and about 48 years of age. He entered the Navy on the 3d of February, 1829--had been thirty-two years in service, nearly nineteen of which he was on sea. I believe he loved the South, and would have resigned had his native State seceded. He leaves a wife and family to mourn his sudden demise. His remains are to be temporarily deposited in the old cemetery vault to-day, there to remain until his relatives are heard from.

Another letter says:

‘ ‘"His remains were followed to their resting place in the cemetery here, by a large concourse of officers and men from the fleet, and Fort Pickens; officers and men of the Confederate Army, and citizens. The flag (Confederate States of America) in the yard was half-mast, and the best feeling existed; officers and men of either side mangling together freely. One would think (not knowing) that no hostile attitude existed among them."’

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