[from the Mobile evening news, April 28th.]
from New Orleans.

The steamer C. W. Dorrence, Captain Hopkins, arrived this morning from the Ringlets, which she reached at 8 o'clock Saturday morning and left in the evening, putting into Pass Christian to avoid some of the enemy, who were in sight. She left Pass Christian at 10 o'clock last night.

The latest news she brings is that telegraphed to us from the Bay of St. Louis. It was understood that the city would be occupied at 2 o'clock to-morrow.

All the cotton was rolled into the public squares and burned, and the sugar and molasses on the levee rolled into the river. The dry docks, shipping of every description, and steamboats were burned, except some of these last, which took troops up the river to destroy the cotton on the bank.

The gunboats, after making a single trip over the lake with soldiers, were burned. --Captain He is sure they could have been brought to Mobile. At the last intelligence fighting was still going on at the forts.

The enemy fired a few guns at the batteries at the old battle ground, which were not answered for want of ammunition to fit the guns. The soldiers' cartridges, also, were unserviceable being all wet.

By the Robert Watson, which got in at about 12 o'clock, a number of gentlemen from New Orleans arrived. Their reports are that there was a sharp fight at the old battle-ground, lasting an hour and a half, a good many being killed and wounded. They do not confirm the report of wet cartridges, but say that there was not a round a-piece, and that the Texas soldiers cried like children at being caught in such a predicament.

At 4 o'clock, on Friday, when our informants left, there were ten frigates and three gunboats opposite the city, and more coming.

The Watson took a load of passengers across the lake before she finally left.

Fort Pike was evacuated and the gun-carriages burning as she passed.

About 10,000 bales of cotton were burned in the city, and perhaps 1,000 escaped the flames.

A large fire was seen in the city Friday night, but what it was could not be made out.

We append Mayor Monroe's proclamation to the citizens:

To the people of New Orleans.

Mayoralty of New Orleans, City Hall, April 25, 1862.
After an obstinate and heroic defence by our troops on the river, there appears to be imminent danger that the insolent enemy will succeed in capturing your city. The forts have not fallen. They have not succumbed even beneath the terrors of a bombardment unparalleled in the history of war fare. Their defenders have done all that becomes men fighting for their homes, their country, and their liberty; but in spite of their efforts, the ships of the enemy have been able to avoid them and now threaten the city.

In view of this contingency, I call on you to be calm, not with submissiveness nor with indecent alacrity, but if the military authorities are unable longer to defend you, to await with hope and confidence the inevitable moment when the valor of your sons and of your fellow- countrymen will achieve your deliverance. I shall remain among you to protect you and your property so far as my power of authority as Chief Magistrate can avail.

John T. Monroe, Mayor.

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