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Cruise of the Clarence.
Tacony-Archer, - am READ'S DARING EXPLOITS How He Carried Terror to tbe Northern Ports. LEFT A BLAZING PATH. Desperate Federal Pursuit of the Little Rover. CAPTURE OF THE CALEB GUSHING. tracuation of Richmond by the Confederates. MKOBItttil of tim: Mum Intrri-atlna aaOSIOSO Heniliitf I pon 1b*- f.nbircl?lliiiinliia tht- Bloibiitle. Chat with a 'outhrrn 5at.al Ofll rcr-'orur i;*ililn?- liiflii-?i? i wi MRU for Bm IBepoteh i *' On the Ith flap of Ila*/, RSI **? 'lAmerlcnn brig, Gl.r-f.i. I.-, in I fl ita RR .JP* Jaiwlro to I- ?'?"'' :l 6010* -of coffee, wi.s caflgnred aS tan Banal of Brazil by th.- OoofoflSrate States sHomei jTorid;., Onstnln looa H. BafBtt, . federate State*, i.ax-y, .01 mtondlng terian*, Ghuiles v.. Read. Coafederot* ?estates navy, nn a.'.ti.t-r rt tv- Slortdo, a young MteetOaxtpptan. ..f nearie "J x-ur-, lined wMS a iiatriotio flevotloo te las WaVSe Of til- OflOf* d' ?'?' r o ? iia'alx" i>ropoueu io latta las .??? - ?< ? crwar or twenty nun. uni piaoeefl ls lia-niptun Ros fla Va, and taws cot out o gunboat or steamer, xxith which lt Brae SM latSalflRI to r> un a rail BSBSttMt the Fed-rul I SOI t'^d-tiii Matlitt itrsnted l-la sanaaest" gua- han s Mwltner, -sith ammunition, and aflUl|NBSnta and the necer-ary small linn* for a eran 1 twenty men, natl 11?'??? hara i'.nuci v.u? ;. ?companied by Beoood-AaalBt ant-Engl'i*' *" E. li. BfOWtl, e-> Ihat, al? together, ha bad tweoty-oo* men, bsMflfla lilmself. Ha immediately ll IBOd bl ??.'?? for the cape* of lae Chaaapeoka hoy, flriii liig hi* crew, and prepaxirg them fOf ths arduous service which wal ? tpectod ut till-in. Ho also kept ths men bony *? Snaking wooden guns, os he saOed north* ?ward, to s***aply in. apasoranos what h* tacked In reality, t Of the WinvMii 1 Islands he chased * "*-?veral weeks, l.ut fottsd M ovei them, on account of the Inferior .-ailing 3 aaalRtes nf Bm Clareaca On the Ith of j Waua, In latitude M degree*;, *fl rnlntitew. ] r.orth; longitude 71 degresa tt minute.-., 1 v-.-at, ha captured ai 1 horned the bork 1 Whistling Wtna, of Philadelphia, bound 1 to New Orteona with cool for 1. Admiral l'anagut'H squadron. This tn 1 ?i*l had been Insured ly tl.- United Btatt a 1 Government for U\\Mk\ On UM 7ih ..f 1 June he captured tin- Schooner Alfred H. ( j'artridK*. >'f Ni xv Tork, booad lo M - i tamera*. Has. A* thia x load- 1 .-.i with urni* and clothing tor citlsenfl i.f Taxaa tee eastala's bond for UMt VU taktll as ;t ?guaratit'?? for the OS lix.-iy a.f the cmg.) 1.) loyal Citl the OoafOdevste Btotaa ainl She was ni lowed to pto. .eil a,ti her krarn 1 ? tho Sth of .lune the brig .Mary Alston. Irom Bonton to New Oli?Jiq loaded with .ommissary storca waa captured nod ?burned. From'thu prisoners .ind papers of the "Whistling Wind aad Mary ami.a Read gained information which COOSlOOSd him that it would iv taBoweetbte for him to carry out hi* original Intention, aa no vessels were allowed to go Into Bampton ?Road* unless they had rappH* *> for Hie ..'tilted Staten Gov. i uni. nt; nial .-.-u theil they ware clos-ly WStched, The vessels lying at the- wharf above Fortrers IMonroe were guard. .1 t . a i 1.ol.oat ani e.-inn a oa the wharf, whtbR foal aol Hide of the fort ther-*- wrr t'.xo tinned boarding BteOmata xv ha li li ipa U d every? thing entering th.- bay, from -t dug-out Bo a 1 rtgiite. He then fletl rmincl to a 1 uis* Winns the coast end try to int Viun-iport for POftreafl Mono.-, uni With tier to carry out his orig asl design. Hi HSTITI'TI'.D Till: LARK. On the morning ot th* 12th Sf line, in latitude 37 devices, north; longitude! 75 lb Kia-?<*,. IS in 1:11.1 s, xx.-t, i;!nioM ill sight ?-f *.h* .capi-. or the 1 heaopeoke, the V>ark Tacony. In ballast from Port ?loyal. 8. C, lo Pl .: and tho flchooner M. A. BMndler, of l'hiludel l.hia. were eaattuoa. The tatter was | bumed: but Ri ad, xvho was us full of SxpeSlenta and roaoUKOa as 1'aul Jones lilmself, with the QOtoh *y* of a sea titan, eaw ?t ? gtant ? Lhgl Ibu Was a t.-'tt. r sailer t' m UM ' }o ha determined to burn the lotter and aka th* bark, for his porpoBSa He 1m tnedlately * t to work to tran-I. i- hi? st un Bntl his small arms to th* Tacony. Os tittil was enort ,lIU| *?. m/mji almost lu tl.i presence i-f the eneim*. Any one familiar with the sea ran appreciate ti.. dlflicultle.*, of such an operation c, tht* Soiling deeo in a *?oway. While tho liowltzer was being transferred, a schoon? er was discovered coming down b-*for* the wind. As alie wus passing Blear th* Clarence, a wooden gun was ?polrited at her, and she was commanded lo heave to, wUch, through fright, she fdld Immediately. She proved io he the Oihooner Kate Stewart, of Philadelphia. IA* Read was then, short of proxlslons. Olid had over fifty prl-oncrs on board, ?ie determined la bond the Kuti- M -,v Ort and make a cartel of her. He ?xitided her for the "-tum of B-SSfl liv? able to the l'renldent of thc Gonf'-aierate States, thirty days after the ratification ?af a treaty of peace between the Con? federate States ?nd the United States." tte then burned the Glarenee, nnd hf, A. aWilndler, nnd gav* chea* to a brig. win. rt, proved to be live Arabella, of New York. ?MB vestiel having a neutral cargo on board, h* bonded her for tfO.OuO. WP to this tim* the Federal Govern anent had so knowledg* that Read was orr the eoa?t d-mircylng the commerce ?1 W* f-ttlcena: but. on th* 13th of June, fc.5i!iV dn.d*y' of ,he l*r-t Tacony, ???.--"? ,'"u'*d f,'?*'' -he cartel Kat* tart ?-.,, ?" .""' *** or Nt,w' ****y SSL ikJr*ln. ,w v'h,,"1^I'''!*. ind. sr thtr?**?! ?* " P M * *-*n>?rted that th.r* was a pimu, ofr u ? ft 522 WThh ?? ?*?? wune^the out veflMia m pursuit of the "pi?te*^S ?nay t-e wii to explain hare thsMM. wm th. ,en*rlc name used by Um rllet" Government and Ka eltl*e,? tor a,~"~ r<der?te cnil*>wa n waa a nu8B0ln;" for a pirate I* hestia huroani wnerta! whUe the Gonfederates only road* wi7 w th* Unit**! M*tes Oovernment aud lt* rttlien*. Jlowsver. lt mattera little what ooo sall your tami ie* in vmr-Uma so' that you do not treat them when they f*ll Into your hand* according to ihe bard names you call them. CHVINC, CHASB. Nothing Illustrate* better the power ind gSiigdlj re*ourcea of the United Btstes fiovetinrii nt ll tilla time nnd the msg nillcent discipline ot th* Navy Depart? ment than the fact that. notwithstanding Ikey v. er* blorh?dlng with an. iron cor? don a roust of MOS mil's, snd occupying the inland river* to the extent of 5,000 miles, and had twei.ty-r.ve cruiser* In ?-'arch cf the Confederate uti amer* Ala? bama sni Florida, in Msg Mian thies days from Ihe reception cf ihe news at the appearance of the Ciarcnce-Taiony on tho -Met there afore thirty-two armed rasseli oul on the high seal la search af her. Four left Hampton Road* cn tho Unlit ol Jun* litth; liv* left New York on the niornin- of the nth. nnd th* re inalniita ttventy-tliree got eat from Ros toa, Na? Vt rh. Philadelphia, and Hamp? ton Hmm on the l&'h SSA l.th; and In thr next ten tlaya (till June 20th) there were fifteen moie feeggg, srnt out after bot iii oPeflliPci t" tho urgent appeals, petitions, ami (tumor* of the UgaSfB, underwriter*1, sud chamber* of Commerce of th* varteue ssaeeard dtles alegg the northern coast, WbO I - tattara n S VtM I" lng destroyed. AI.MOHT A PANIC. To underatsnd fully tin- almost panic (?fleet In these cities, lt inl.nht lie wet* lo say that they had been comparatively free from -u<*h a visitation to close at dome fur about two your'-; BOt StSM thc ***lvaleer Jeffarsoa Davis was oft tim ?oast, i:it lately itueers had beea tkrsattniag aa attack ea Ute Ken flag? land seaat by tke Uaaaasa and Florida. Muiro-.tr, this I'fri'd was tke climax jf the Confederacy, ii v..ia straining veery Bsrvs i:i em Brand iffort Btone* *-nii 'ackson bad mu Es lui lei t, bul tait a* lid iiiur' i, around Hooker's tight flank u Chancellorsville, doobHng klan up, and leavlag him kars do oemhat, and Oma -..1 I ". with his VkrtorlOUS lOglOBS, xx , ? marching triumphantly imo Pennsylvania.' rho ironclad Atlsnta bad baan sm eal fran tfatann.fi. Qa., with I vn-tv t't raising i bs I ?? ind matting I raid ? ii thf- aortkara cities, and demon ira lions wire being nedi In ratlooa dirac lions to tighten tba IsaaloB and prevent reinforcements front being drawn nfl tc ippose i.tt'? adv. No wonder, then, that affairs looked , ; I . a x. and tbal Um pul*.* of tbi Bortbern cltlei beat a nee illy. Meantime, ike Tacony ptayad havoc ilona ,r:*' seaat. Oa Iks litk nt lassa, k* latltnds ..t degrei.. fl minutes north, iittigituiie 79 degrees, H minutes weet, ski captured and boned Um brig empire. rom Cardenas lo Booton, louded wltb ugar uii'i molasses, on tba sotb, in tatt lode ti xi- free . 66 minutes weeli and oagttnds fl eagre*. . fl mUrat-ea wt t, Im captured the Bas packst-ahlp Ison rVekh, -'rom Liverpool lo Kew York, arith IM pesei pagan; an l ike Baking ockoonn Mieawaer. Tba latter gas barged, bul Head being gnabls to dlspoet of tin ar_e number ot pi I the Webb, ike wai bandi i fer HSJMA and seat in it .i i.niel to New Yotk. On the 21st, n latltnds ii degrets aim li. longitude Cy legree! io minutes west, the Tacony natured aad boned ike clipper bhtp lyzantiun, londcd with OOal, ami the i.i rk Coudspeed, In ballast. On tke Mt bt pSeklng-acfcoonM r* Marengo, Florence, 'Elizabeth Ann, RttfOS Choat", and Ripple vere captured, and nil burn'-l, i kci pl the -"terence, which, being an old I um bended and sent tn as a cartel with b\t-nty-iive prisoners. ANOTHI'H V..ML. Oa "?-? sams day ijum- ltd) iifws el Um rapture of tho Isaac Webb reached New Fork, anj another wall want up along the in? for protection. Banator Morgan, of Sew York, on the Ad Of June, at the I Of the KOW Yolk Harbor and t-'rontier-Defence Commission, wrote te Ike Bscretary of tke Navy, reqa that "Ironclads night bs pi..irf-i for de rending tbs harbor t'r New York." "Om be sal l, ? . re am ? y al Um toldnesi pf tba r i they win iot rest much longer witt..mt efforts foi nore s I quats protection fur this harbor. >n tiie 22d Inatan! l wrote you in rs* atlon to ike frig-ita Raaaohe, and .hops ? i ? r thal ski eau new be spared i?.r tke lb fem t* of tho port of New York." nt of tin? Chamber of Com i.p i i af New Teak, in writing te the leora tory t.f the Navy eg lbs mum r-ub (?vt, nu'd: "It may not bf a m. ins to state that tkl war premium alone on Ameri? can vessel*, carrying valuable cargoes ag* eet-ilK the whole freight In neutral bot toma.** Governor Andrew, of Mssaatha "(tts, wrote: "i nm receiving reprsaaa tottens tally, both onl and written, from towt,* and cities along the MasailhllSalll const, pt-tiln~ forth their defenceless con? dition." The wealthy and patriotic cltl ?ssm of Beaten ettarsd to sand out private reseals at their own rapanea In search of fhe "i-lrate," if they COOM obtain gani fr..m tke aavy-yai? i. Mayer cranston, of Newport, it. I. telegrapked on June Stk: "A rebel ptiate, supposed to be the Ts cony, eOetroyed several Bsfclng veaeeli outatde our i..-:i ?. yeeterday. IVIU you not give ns un armed st samari1 our harbor ls OM of the most Important of tho coast." To all HMOS ind Other press lag calls for kelp the Navy lJepartment pTOeponded with a willing hand; offerltir to the merchants arms an 1' ntliccr* for any vaasel which they might wish te ht*nd oul, nnd otdertBg tho commandants of tiie yard* to "Charter moro Steamers ami send tin m a,ter the Tacony," until hy Ike Mik of June there were forty-seven armed vessels scouring Die nt is in every illrection for this bold lillie rover, liven the practice-ships from thf Naval Academy, with tho midshipmen aboard, w'-re sent out. Many of these vaaaels orosai i and rseresael her track, and pome are said to have passed close to her in the night, while other* were leveral limes only separated from her by a fop. tut none were fortunate enough to find i*.? r. PTILL Pl'RSl'KD Hflfl CAREER. Htill the Tacony pursued her career unharmed With iilnip>st every new sag* tme l: ld learned throuuh the news? paper* on board of the great number of ?/easels that were after him. but this did no: stem to annoy him, for he appears t'p have fall iv revelled Iii his career of destruction. On th" Z'A of June he de? stroyed two Ashing schooners. On the Mth the ship Bhatemuc, from Liverpool to Boston with a large number of emi? grants, was captured and bonded for pJUO.OOO. The same night tho schooner Arther was captured. As by this time li ? lxiii m that the enemy hail I lull de? scription Of Ihe Tacony, Rc,ip1 now thought that lt was about time to change the rig and appearance of hi* vessel, In order to uvold suspicion ami detection, so he tleeiroyed the bark Taoogy on the 25th of June, and with the schooner Archer proceeded along up the coast, with the view of burning the -hipping in nome exposed harbor, or of cutting out a steamer. The morning of the 2<ith of Juno found him off Portland, Me, where he picked up two fishermen, who, taking them for a pleasure party, willingly con? tented to pilot them Into Portland. From the fishermen he learned that th* revenue cutter t'aleb Cushlng was in the harbor, and the passenger steamer to New York, a .-staunch, swift propeller, would remain In Portland during the night. He at once determined to setr.e the cutter uni steamer that night, and at sunset entered the harbor and an? chored In full view of the shipping, in the innocent guido of a flshsrmsa. Little did the fair city of Portland dream of the excitement and commotion bi store for lt tbe next day. He explained to his mon what be expected to do after derk, but bis engineer expressed hts doubts as to hie sbUlty to start tbe engine** of the steamer proposed to be captured, without the assistance of another en? gineer, and as tbe nights were very ebort, lt wss evident that If they failed to get the steamer under way, after walting to get up steam, tbsy could not get clear of the fort* at tke entrance of tbs harbor without being discovered. Under these clroun?dances ha decided to cant ure tbe revenue cutter, and after getting from under tbe forts to return and burn thi shipping At IM A. M. June 27th. having die patched the acaeeatr ArUitr U peg ?lt*i three mea ea board. *? <*V*')) boarded the cutter Caleb Coalling, com? manded by Lieutenant Dudley ^"W* 0f the I'nlted Htet-a Revenue Mer ne Service, with two boats cot-talnlng nine? teen men. who. ins-ant ly presenting re? volvers io the heeda of the watch on deck, captured her Without noise or _J* sistnnee. The cable could not be sllpprd, so lt wis 2 r/dock before he could get under wey. Dy this time the wind wa* very light snd the tide was running In. In this emergency, having put the cut? ter's officers and crew In Irons, he put two boats out ahead with his own men to tow her, snd surceed*d In getting lust hevond the rang* of ??"? ""una of the forts aa day dawned. Of course, lt was now too late to return and burn the shipping, so he .1". id'tl to put to sea and abide h's time. PREPARATIONS FOR PCR-tnT. Ity 9 o'rlock A M. 'he new* waa spread abroad in the etty cf Portland that the cutter had been capture.!. TMn collector of the port. Jedediah Jowett, immediately made preparations for pursuit. lie sent B* ? i i_-rr.a to Major Andrews. Beven tet-nth Knited Mata* Regular*, com? manding Fort Preble, for guns and men. mil io Colonel Mason, commanding the Seventh Milne Volunteers. at Camp Lincoln, for men to be ready to embark In steamer, st once. With areal prompfnew: be chartered the fine, large H'eamers Forest City and Chesapeake, and a small st. am tue. The Chesapeake took on board fifty bale* of colten aa barrtcedto, tara bra*, e-poun.ier guns. the greater portion of Beveotb Regiment. Mabie Volunteers. and fifty citi? zens volunteers, who had armed them? selves and repaired on board. The Forc-.t City took on board, be.Vie her reaub.r crew. Lieutenant. Merrymnn and rich? ardson, of the Cnlti I Staten RSfSatt* BOT* vice nnd fourteen ara man betonglnfl to tho Caleb c.'shlniT. Who happened to be Sflhftta that nigiit. three officem. gad thirty-eight men. with ene. s-poo nd er and one l2-poui:der howitzer, and forty armed volunteer citizens. Thia formida? ble army was ready and under wi f ii. the Incredibly short time -rf mi" hour. Tl .;,- stood out tn S'-a In pursuit, the For-st C'tv ot'.d tug ?on;e dlstatce in advance. About fifteen mlMS ' 8 tb" coast ttiev dlseovered tbs cotter and Immediately stood for her. The Caleb Cashing had one tt-pooaSer r.n' .."io la-poondor howttnsc on board nnd when Read BBW IV" three steamers n "ti him h* hm a xx bal waa np. and . ea.inn- iv? little \Basel I lion. j.'?? | ..-I to cjxo Gani a varna re? ception. When th* leading fltesmer, the Foret c.iv, arrived xx. vin ah ui lan Bf him, b- drop) -.i a i Be pounder shot within s f->x- f ?' I ' her. Approaching -still near r, another snot dropped j-ti 11 rinser to her. \ I I somewhat dampened the ardoi captala --ind the slttten volonteers, wh" hnd come out ss If for ? frill.', and conBlderlng discretion th" better pail of valor, Gie captain put bis ve-vl Bbfl ll and battled off out of ranee, to walt for the co-operation of the Ch peeks, ll ls but Just to state that oft! < rs and Soldi i- Wert anxious to continue on ani inn til** cutter flown, but ths ye. u mnlated a lviee and dlfltolnted oommeata of the bewildered ettlxeoa ead the f-*ar for the safety of Ms VeSOSl ?ere '. o much for her captain, and be pot ja., al ..' Wbsn v.- mei tbs Chesaneahc they bold Bdl Of WOr, aad again hi ,< ?? i tor *i a Coahlna wltl. tv.- Inten? tion of running her Ootrn. Coonil | Arith lu rottge, ROS I nguiu opened lire on thcj.i Sttd fired three shott. bal Ul* fortunately for Vim ul thlfl Hine. V munition (all he could find) gave ont, and his prisoners would n .t it ; bim where the nmininitlon was Stowed 'nure were RB poonda ol i ??'? : ., i Bloats solid shot f.-r the B-pouodei > n BS boar.!, lind he found till*., there WOllld have hean rome warm work bf: re the day wai ..vt r. Thal he .lil not make this hi.s first search When coming cn boord wss very singular, uni cannot be accounted for >.'i inv ground, except thal bs bad bm b und. r aoeh a ??-vere nervous strain for the laat few week* t>*a' h? v.-as a'mo.i BtttlrelS eshfl JIG WVAMD li I.I' Heein< that there waa no further ehan.-e for )i;ni. in so unequal a conies*., noxv. ha ttetorUMl **, u. ternMned nov to 1-1 IV - .utter be ri apiured, and delibt s-t to work to destroy her, f.rs-i pntUfl in a I '.it, c I'.I 11,: iii- ni tba ki > i to t!i> lr lions, so that Un y could rel"ase themselves. Tho tow well directed shot.- bad mad* the stsasaers ca uv 1 j us ul....it Bp preaching him v.-ry rajil liv, BO '?<* 1 .1 I at.iplt* time to set RM cutter ..ii lire fue and aft, and then to- li to his boats. The coolness and delibera tlon ..;' this net are worthy or the highest pralsn In a nival officer. As goan ns they had I-ft the cutter, the Sames burst from BOT in ninny pin.'-, ami the Bl BB mai I WOffS afraid to approach her, fearing UM explosion of her BMgeaUM, Th. v, h..-.-, ev.-r, bore down on Head in his boat*. Bad, as fin tiler leaUtanee BO Bil i lil xv as now usfi'cs, he surrendered himself and ;arty us prisoners of war. After picking up Lieutenant Davenpoi t and lils crew they thea stood out lo tea a lit" I farther, and captured the schooner Archer, which only had three men on har. The cottar blew ap about tt o'clock. Thu? ended thu cruise of th? Clarence-Tacuy Ar> her. Read und his gallant little band were lattas back lo Fortland, where the excitement wn9 terrific, and put Iii prison. Major Andrews, In miking hu report Of their affair, said: "You tan ! .un but a faint Idea of the excitement noxv SShRlttfl among the citizens of Fort? land and vicinity. Humor folloxx-i rumor in rapid succession, and Just before day lo i.t Oils morning f.Iune 25th) some one from the vicinity of th* po^t went to the city with a fresh rumor, willett SSI the whola city In a ferment. Th. baUa wetei rung, and men, women, and chil? dren soon lilied the stre-t*, and were I hither and thither In aimless fright 1 xx. ucl respectfully suggest tint the prisoners be sent from here as quietly and exp dltloiiMly as possible, as I do not think lt safe for them to be placid In tin La tody of the cltlzenn." Lieu.enant Read, in a letter written from Fort Warren to the Confederat Secretary of the Navy, say.s: "An- all out clothing xv... distributed as relics to UM Of Fortland, I beg that you will. ii i *-ible, rOHSfl to .Vsalstant-Payiua: ter Rama I sufficient sum of money to pur? ni! mea a change of clothing " Such ls war. and men who enter Into lt must taite the coiise.iuences. Reud and his craw xveie k.pt tn prison for a little over S roar, when they wire exchanged as prl aneri ... war. The lessons ta be drawn from -.hi-, lit? tle episode of the war on the rea. are many and valuable, not only to thc nasal officer, but to the country st lan. especluliy to those members of OottflraSS who oppose- an increase in 'the navy and never : top to think that the commerce of the nation ls tha life of the nation, ann that the detfiructlon of that commerce ts the clipping of the arteries of its wealth. That one smalt vessel, with twenty-two ?Ott and one gun. and a sailing-vessel at that, should have cieatad such havoc and ti?nsiernatlon In ths dny? of steam, whilst forty-seven vessels onostly nt, am? er.-) were *courlng the seas In search of her, is enough to mske old Virgil rise up from his ashes and exclaim, ""Mirabile dictii""" but what could a modern fas*i cruiser, of twenty-five knots, commantjea by a resolute officer, and accompanied by a fast s. pp].-, -v. mel, do on our defence? less coajt? And how are we prepared for such an emergency tn case of war with a maritime nation? Theta subjects I leave to the consideration of those who hav* tha lighting to do. and those who hav* to provide the flrhting-machlnes. Sufficient la lt to say that th* country which has such officers a* th* commander of thr Clarence-Tacony-Arener to depend on will not lean upon broken reeds. ROBERT H. WOOD. Chief Clerk, Office Naval War-Record*. Washington. D. C. KVAt I ATION OP RlCHMOttD. Inlerestln*; C.iiimaalritloai Bear Ian era tka SabJ***t. RICHMOND, VA., November ll, IMS. To tb* Editor ot tb* Dispatch: Som* months ago, st your requeat, I made you s statement, which wa* pub? lish--*!, a* to the origin sf the Richmond Are of the Ird of April, USS, baaed upon Judicial records In the great Insurance litigation walsh ensued, i observed In your last Friday's Mau* an affidavit of th* Ute Mr. Jam** A. Scott, filed in Vial'* afeeciitot -aa. Tbe Mutual Ajsu* litigation. IA which interesting facts wrre given n-specilnif tho ixAiUllSfMOi of the memorable ot-tt,*.or. To-day. In looking over wm* nld p*n*sra in my office for another purpose. I eenie scross several letters that wore written to me et the Um* I wes msklng investigations, s* t-ounael of the hsssned, f"r reliable In? formation upon Iks . object and which were intended to be ueed. If necessary, in the litigation am',*** deposition* *hould be required), but which I had no need to uee. nineo every fact touchlm* the matter ought to tm preserved, aa part of the history of tho great disaster and of the fall Of the Confederate capi? tal, and these letters *"em to me* ta be of particular Interest and value, 1 send them to you. Th<* first ls fleas Colonel John "Wilder Atkinson, of BM Confederate artillery, who wa* statlone.l near Chaffin'* Hluff. ani on the retreat agproaeked Richmond early on th* morning of the Xi.l of Anrll, and flaw th* fire from a distance that lent sub-* limlty to the view, without th* terror? of the scene. A* is well-known, he wa before the war a prominent SttlUSU of Richmond, nnd ?inte tho war, has Melded ir Wilmington. N. C. Puring the war a more gallant, and, for a civilian, a more featly tiiHtins'ii-hed confederate officer, was scarcely known. If a pleasing r.mj Inlscence of hi* life In Richmond miy be recalled the marriage last e-vening at St. Paul's church of hi- high!)?- - teemed non, John Wilder Atkinson, Jr, to one of Richmond's Jewels reminds nie Of the brilliant occasion of his own marriage, forty yem* ago, to UM lovely and charming Mis* fl, A. Wayo, sister of Mr. ivter H. Mayo, snd daughter af Mr. floger! a. Mayat ieeeaaea. at arfclcb I remember that my lamented frier Marmattulte Johnson, anil myself, thou young barristers, were |f004Bsm< n, anti the fashion and beauty, from f.tr ani near, were assembled, amid pflowers and sparkling jet* d'enu 'ii Cologna, in tko famous old family mintl'in, Powhatan (balow the rityi, radiantly l!lumlnate?l fir tha event. Hy contrast, lt wis hi? destiny some tin yrnr* after, at no Krej.t dlatancs from that historic place, and bttaatedlately nero** the Jame* river. te wltne** a etd and awful, hut more (pltndld Uluminutton. The doaertptlon is e<|i-ally graphic and tourhlng of h!? loni mi'inight retreat from the con? federate line*, without pike knowledi ? ot t!i? Federal eommamler. In direct front, sad iii* torten eoeoeeck, smM deafen lng xplnsiotifl of wrecked war vi iola, to tho suhMaM - rn* l.?? ls of b .iali ,? Rich mend, that, Ilka Mflton'i m ending iun, "Kiamed In the forehand of de morning sky." Here ls th* letter] WIl.MINl.Ti-N. fl. Ci Oct. 25, Mt Te John Howard, pBsu.1 My Dear mr.?I received your letter of Ihe Sd in. lint this "norning, Poe Mvoral moothi prior to the re tltement ?-f Oeneral Imo't army from tb- defences aronad Petersbura thnt por tlon of tiie command to which I eras Inmediately attacked under Oeneral C. w. C, I.--, a 11 ?? itioacd at Ckafkn'i, I/luff. In front of anil only a fl m hundred yards from i"*..rt Harri*' n I commai I* Sd nt the ttms two Pf the V'rcll I Ulil ir.n of artillery, belr-a* then Heutetl ant e.-ilone! of artillery, un Sun? day night. April ?_'. UH, under ta-deii ti ii t;> oeral 0< v. i? Lee, l .;:???.,? in mv r . ? ptckel gu ird and senUneli as quietly as poeslbls, sad (efl mir lines ai. i.ii midnight, ai I wltb tke real lu... of Costal Lett Division p -in the nie?lorable retreat. Our inevenMnl lm-i beea so entally sf* I that I run s*ure the enemv fl ? I BO ilf-a of what waa going on, and cer? tainly made no d monotntton of pursu? ing; and i was afterwards Informed hy 'i ?? pf i'i" V.ii.Ix.e (.(Drer* ital at Tort Barrlaoa that tho wttkdnwal of mj i'.'1' i i was not dlecovered by Q era! Wetael unUI toeorted at or al daylight Monday morning, April ld. Our ??nts wen all, by Custls pLoo'i order, lefi Handing, ad dur puna were not I removed from the embrasure*. Per tiia convenience of tiananortattos a pontoon bte'i;-- 1 a.l previously been tkraara scross thi rivet it n rn mt ke* twaea Chafnn'd Muff and Richmonil iiut not far from our carno. Custls Lee> Dlvietea pip..--ei npog tiii- bri-ige, and I 1..' him I rt th" south s! Io of UM .r..me.--, several mfl< In the direction of Just bef'ire daylight on Mond iv m ming ire pol in Bight of hum? ing Richmond, and aimo-t itmultanei us ly with our aUeoovery that Richmond eras burning aro began to hear ti i ri of explodions on the river, which I been caused by the blowing up of the Confedemte stsamera Tammin en ..i.i Athena Tksas were not Ironclads. I have m.) doubt that these espl Prat announeed to General Wetasl tho withdrawal of tko Confedents forces fiein his front, mid the pnrpoOOd BUT* rend?e of Richmond. A *t ene more awful, and at the pSBBM i nie aublln.e, I never witnessed certain? ly, or even conceive,I, than that pre ? i.ft a bv the burning of the Confede? rate <.upltal in tho distance, rendered, of coui*e, the more impressive by the SKptoelOlM on the river not far distant, which almost deafened us. It ls a scene I r-hull nf?ver forget. Of course thfv* explosion* were causeri ny oUr own offers, who In aban !f i.li lg th-ae vessels hal th-m blown IB to ivold the poiwlhlllty of th'-ir beti | Of service te the enemy. I thin* I have answered above your si ver_i t-Mjutriea. .wklck it pyatlfles me to do, ani pow remain, inly vour frlsnd, john WILDER ATKINPON, I'lirmer lieutenant-colonel Confederate Hwte* artillery. ft should nut I-- fimlttel te stat*, what ls too little km.wu, that upon ni pi-mctilng Ike etty, Ikea ta c*>at1agratten, 0 vVsttel revoSBOd Ihe negro brigade, then in advance, and placed lt In the rear, in ? le the footings of the citizens, and tn avoid confoct; and thnt he prompt? ly ;ipMre.*-s-cd bia whole com-ftand to the *rrc*t and extinguishment of the fire, v idell was thereby effected, an I the whole city saved from lmmedlat- petti of ie* ?truetton. Too much credit uml grati? tude canuot be accorded in hon-ir of such wis--, considerate, and BOMl c.m.'uet. Tko following letter wns from Colonel IT. T. Robins, a gallant and meritorious ifflcer of the fonr-i. rat.- cavalry, then -pf Oleneeetar, but now a dttsn of Rh b mond; oi?L'CESTi-::t COI aTHOOflfl, Ke!,.-ii,iry u, ir;s. My r>?ar Fir: Your favor <-.' Um 11th of i'i bm.ny uached ma in due co,ii -e ,,? mall. In reply to your Inquiry as lo the buming of lUckmond in i-x..j, on the day of the evacuation. I can only give you the pfoUewtng statement: My regiment crossed the river from Richmond to Manchester about I A. M., ?I well as I can remember, after the apan of Ifaye'l bridge over tim canal WM lircd. 1 ' malned In Manchester so-.ne time Bl? M ra -nix.-, but Jugt how long i cannot .*., r rsSBSmber. However, I do re? number neting the bee on the Richmond ?Ide, and that quite a high wind was pre? vailing nt the time, blowing from the river In the direction of the city. I re? member having feared, In observing the lire with the effect of th* high wind upon a, that the whole city would be con? sumed. The flames *ere spreading noi In? ward, faiiiie-l by th* wind, up Into the heart of the city. My position on the Mam hester side wa* on elevated ground, which enabled me to observe perfectly that part of Richmond burning at that time. 1 have the honor to remain Very truly your obedient servant. W. T. ROBIN& John Howard. Esq. Here th* strong clement of the Intervening wind in the extension Of Uie Are, so much insisted upsn by ms in ail tbs litigation as the proximate and legal cause of the In? sured l*3aea, a^aln appears, and I am re? minded of a quotation I made tn my ar? gument tn the Gras?ie Insurance case In the l-Xiprara* Court of tb* United States, from Virgil's vivid description of the en? trance of tbe Ore. lc* Into "burning Troy." as tbe Federal troops into Richmond, and the extension of tbe Are by the same eau**: -I rn-ant Danit, st tectum omne tene bant lillee** ignis edax manu ad faetigia vento Volvltur; exsuperant namma*, furltieitus sd auras. In rushed ths Ofoeks and held the place: on high Born* ey the wind. In sheeted flekee of flame. Hulled on the conflagration to the stars. X he last letter, to whick I have above ? referred, waa from the War Department of the Knited States. In response to in? quiries made by me In s persons! Inter? view with the Adjutant-General. War Deportment, Adjutant General'* Office. Washington, May tl. 1*7?. John Howard. Vito.., Attorney et Law. Richmond, Ss.: Slr.-Referring to your Inquiry or the 2lst instant. I have respectfully to In? form you that Bo record can be found in this office of any order* Issued by the Government of the t'tiitel States direct lng oommunder* tn the tteld to eelae to? be. ;co belonging to edheronta of thc Confederacy. lt appears, however, of record that on the Ith of March, 1S6.'., General Grunt directed Colonel S. H. Roberts, com? manding a brigade of the Twenty-fourth Army Corps, to proceed with his brlftsdl to the vicinity of Frederlokeburg. Vu, for the purpose of seising or flaatroyins wherever found all propeHy being us. d In barter for unauthorised articles af trade between th<? rebels sud northern cities, and to break up th* contraband trado carried on between lil burg snd Richmond. fnder th.-ce instruction*. Colonel Roberts captured mid destroyed a large quantity of Ml 'co. Including some ?*i cases of that article, which wc re brought in and turned over to the quartermaster's department, st Fort Monro", Va. Very respectfully, your obedient servant. E. IV TOWN'SKNP, Adjutant-General. This communication ls important, a. ?hoWIng that th-re never was, ts point of fact, any necessity for the destruc? tion of the Richmond tobacco, and lt fully ho olds with tho statement of Mr. james a. Scott, an excellent mea and xx'll-known tobacconist, shove BMtttloni V which in ? ff ec t waa thnt 00 Interference was made by tao federal fjosernmont at or after the capture of Richmond with the tobacco ondeetroyed, hi t that, .ri the contrary, lt wns permitted to remain in the banda nf IM ow nora and lo be disposed Of by nala and shlpmeht abroad, a. before tho war, and na If no war had existed. I mal, and eaOSOUVS cause, causa BOttsaaS Of thS destruction of the I In tba il;. V ... nd warehouse* by Ure, fOff Which combuattbla materials had ho? ad i' ? 'i ' av fuliv prepared, was nn unwise net of the Confederate Con greea requiring commandera in the ii. ii to .ie.trev BOCTh property upon th* Im mtneat daonsr of it* falling int. Um i a Ul of nv. As shown in my previous t mmunlcstloa, above r* fem 1 to, lt was in obedience to that act that Generil Lee Issued or.hrs under which tho f. lacer, was burned, and the Confede* . rite Oonflresa wa* nlonn responsible for the fatal mtstake. Yours truly. JOHN HOWARD. nr\sri\t. the blockade. Oooil tVar-Tlnif Morie, by an Old C. a. A. I'Dittmiuttlrr, (G livston Dally New*. ) A reporter spent an evening recently with Commander John c. Hraln. who flfttdtttttOfl frOBt the naval academy, and i-i lated distinguished service In the '". BfSflsmtS States navy. " ?Hloekade running," said he, "is a . If ia attended with great risks Sttd tiangCM, but when properly Bodied Il may he operated with absolute bs Ol and ooaaparaUva Bofety, I iieur it said in the-"e times that biOChttflflS cannot be run nov.- on account of the search light, bit I con run S blockade now, I would get a Marah ii*.m. loo. wmio it ii tra* that tho number of reese!* la a fleet is known 'o inch in the cordon, the lo atlon and position of nacl al ll tia ? is not known, and for that reason, the uncer? tainty ihat WOOld SUriOtiafl Gie Identity of a bli bads i miner carrying u light would give i,tr an advaotaga aad an opportunity to roach a point of ' ? she v :'? discovered. i: .rnious profits were milo durlrg i'..-. late war by Meokads running by both prlvaM partlea and corporations. Th? only ports af the Confederacy f r running c ? were Cohn it m. Tex., Mobile, Ala., t'harl.iston, S. tv, and Wilmington, N. C. The latter was the principal port, for the reason that lt r. is nu re icceflMble, it having txvo chan? nels leading into thc* port?the new nial o'.d lr.!, la Tb* Old inlet, being the south? ern entrance, was guarded by Fort ?'BO Wad an 1 Fcrt Fisher. The new inlet fi.m tn" north was guarded only by Fort Fisher and a small batt.-rv aa land. Roth of thee* Inlets Mad into Cape WOOM river, on which is situated tl.-j ..iv of Wilmington, "worro miles from its mouth. On tho coast on each side of tbs Inlet flying Latteries of artillery, com B laded by Colonel T.amb, Confederate States army, were kept patrolling the Bt Bight time to protect any block S le runner that mlsht have to ba run ashore to ke--p her from falling Into the hands of the enemy. The3e batteries dd rois il.lo Si rvlces. "Notwlthst in-ilng the Federal Govern? ment did all In Its power to effectually s...u gp or l.o.k.ob this port, lt having at ono tlmo neatly MS reseals In the block? ading squadron, lu one night twelve ves? sels forced the blockade successfully and entered the port. Fourteen attempted to tffect entrance, but two were capture 1. Theos x. bbM nara Boded wi;ti provis? ions, randa al store., arms, and monitions r for tho Confederate Government. "The Inducement for running the block? ade was the enormous vaVi ? of cotton, lt .being bought In the Confederacy for 25 and BJ OflatS a pound In gol I. or Its flOttf*** alent, and sold outside for fl.60 to ll.SO per pound; consequently thr- profits were enormous, even if tho risks Were great. Most of the hloekade running was tiona by corporations. .Vntong the largest of [Od In the huslnes*. w - Um ? ? c.mi any, of Charleston, BL C., who awned tts famous blockade runner Cy. rene. Bb* mn the blockade thirty-two times In aid OOt of Charleston, H. c. Wh c. CbOrtOSton was evacuated sho wa* V lng al b.r wharf there, and her owners burned lu r r.-.ther thoa allow her to fall int.. tbs httadS Of UM emmy. The t'on f. .leran* Govetnm nt BWttOd several block* lo repl nish tho aaa-* ply atora-, aad oleo SSVOraJ states own. i blockade runnels, among them Virginia aad Barth Carolina, TO gtvooa idea how quickly these .-lops w.re conatmeteS un order could lo given to a Bhlpbollder cn tho Mersey or clyde for a nhip coating from I0MM t,. 00,101 sterling-, BBJiBS ta fl s anchored in the. river ready for n c atsty days after the contract:; were signed. These vessels were light drought, r-quiring not orsr '* feet of xx.G.r, au 1 hal a speed . f fifteen :'.een knots an hour. Ar r comple? tion the vessel was CMttrod from Liver? pool or tba Clyd* for tl..- port of Nassau or ."t. George, Rermuda. When rived tn port her tot. hamper was tatton down and the blockade-running crew at once shipped. The captain was paid the enormous h.k.s of R iaa) in froid and I'.,Ott) In CoafederatO money. The pilot wad paid *i,'W in gold, and the chief engineer waa paid the same; the first assistant. $:..|i; aa geed, Ihlld, and fourth engineer*.. f.iAJO each per voyage. Ono voyage per month was made, each being made in the dark of th" moon. Seamen and BroOMO were paid f.'V a month, flOO on signing shipping articles, th** balance on return of ship to port. Officers were pnlfl on return of ship to port. The leadsman was paid IMO a month. Ills service* were re? quired only when the ship waa coming In or going out of port. The signal officer waa paid the same. A LEADEN COLOR. "Tho amp being fully prepared, having been paint**! a leaden color, so aa not SHIRTj "V.UL.ai | <? (0 i to he dlltlngulshed In the dark, and has - Ing taken In ber sargo. i*pr In wain cargo, conflating of bacon, provision*. pb?-If ad. botler-lron. medl< al *tor?*. sud munitions of war, she at once cleared for Hslifax. N*. a All the** bio, k aiie-runner* hal English r*gl?*-M- and Kngllsh eoloi-*. <>-a lng ts her Majesty * proclamation of April. VM, IbrWddlag lier subject* to engage In a talstlnx elth- t Bid* dining the rite unpleasant!!* mh. -lill*. \ nen they ihhp1<* the ml*. take of intering me port ot Wilmlngi. Instead af Halifax, and running UM blockade. Violated Hull l'-g1*tere, snd. ip.i- piently, on th* return voyage, had to get out * new igaMnWt "All the veoaebk HW property of the Confederate lloiarniBiat. tere register.- I ?* the prop-rty f>f pTiaOfll, Trenholm &? t'p>, livt -pool, Ens . th p.o. anent* of tl..- i nfl lento Government In tkaj a 'intry. The blot__4*>n se* ?. srere bunt with a fioubie i-tl of I-il I-r?. lad fllor te making tb" ceaat sunni mi ko' sp ea ad iii* l> Hers, so nt to pftt U ail the steam ska contd carry, Urary vesswl hud steam bluw-eff COON !>? low Um na lei Mas, No lights were shewn ea the veHnel whl|,. ut SSn, Hill al! \ burneti entkruetta eaal, nklck is oom ? '.Hti vp'!) saaekelsaa, had seat float tis to t&i a ion. He dogs cr roost**! i nt allowed ea beard ahlp Ods while running th wen alwayi ni ti-., ir ste* ku-c-r-ot. "in running a kieekede lae tendsssan i- itattened la tho main chalan, tl fleer generally amldBhlps \x i pfnal b on and pilot a" ? two men ai tko wheel en tke bridge ai I tw.p tam aft ai thi v. be i. m la ?? i bridge lt ftiot gerny they caa unehach ? Ike chair* and eteer th- Ihlp from the Stem, All lights are extinguished. The lund ?. t generally made by the skip ria to ten mik a 11 Um seutkv uni pf th* ol-l inlet Ht Wllmlngtoi . ike same dletnnce to the a rthward or n-w inlet. Th-* M? Its I" was gflailsllj rm from a gsnuter to half n arila oft ike ooeat, uni fometiinee Bearer. Mili? tary teletraph offlcee were il tteaed at elooe liit-rvul- ulong the roast, tin !?> lifuen mi!-* to Ike aoutken . old Met, and ike mme dtetancs to tl orthern or new Inlet; ari'! ix u l-offlcer aboar-l the blockade-runner ca thing one of theve t-levmph smttens wita bis rig* ti'l-t f.fiinnuinleatloii wai . t .,m*e mad ? Pott itsher and i*'or' Caswell to u.. stfeei that Mi.h a rt Bul, wttti ***w ptain h and jto. giving hi. nama was la I of running the blockade, ind te out for her mid ? rotect h. r, wb often flom. when t chased by tho enemy. IN* THK PAT "The blockade was MM ol.ly twice du? ring Lh.t war la Wlimmgtor, ln ,n? g_-. tim*, unce by tho Llbraitar. the ex-Coii ? ? ? ?? uner sumter, which *.is commanded by i sptaln whian, by tb* way, xx ,,, Um Bret a "el eves ? runout i.y a trick tim - . ... running lt fri-m tho aorth'ard hy hoisting ti.*- i lag, pike ran Jpjvtn io ths .: ra.a Ihlnkln | Um North, .-j:, i bad i pound n/hltworth puns and other nu.ni Ueas et met l r Pert Bumti bnrbor, aa I 9\ rt Plthor B i . Um protection of Kort floher b. m lr srror. 1 o' the ? 'am Copi r, pwp nommai led od In tunning thu blockade itt ti thni. Tke i si tate a t .? day .-oma of the biocknde run? ners on HM H ...ii ol Tr.nix; wen | bim ui'out tbi .. of his veeeel, whl i. .xi* ... .ii:, but ons of the best for t-peed In tht* pori could make eighteen knots an hour. Tha. . lo bet lum 003,000 SJ that be . t run the bteckads In cteytlma He took tkem ap. it ni tomui v for i lookadt -runni i i run down und an.-nor off SfBlthvl tho mouth of Caps Fear river, ii of our f?.: fl make ti:.- Moe Wads at H.' bl Tbi Federal tleet i-a-.v the Will o' the Vt _? flown tin- river, ead suppoat ! of I I would anchor, bul I net sad sb - conns prigbt tknugh the I thing tina (enid i stab bi r. . :. I ? ? at her. one ; ;i ii;.bia al tte Um v,at->r line. and Us ?>? ber fUg *uff. Ceptab* Lajier won hi* t'l'-'OOO, and . I tho day, "Showing thS ? manner tn which tli- bteckads wai run, i i i Ike Virginia ImporUi t aad Kxp'irtiro Company, of Petersburg, Vs , wb a lim- 'pi tera Bat of Petersburg and Um 0 I [tominion, which tor over tem yours ran ths ado out of the port of Wilmington ami r..rt of St. Gi tags Ur schedule idvertlsed time. Bach ol an i al ;oi they xa'Ip- t.ikfn ttl Liverpool, Ba gie ad and ni.i'le I daily Hms tMtweefl ' of Liverpool, i-.'iifcia.i i, ead tbs city oi Dub'ti.i, lrt-lami. STUANGk) NA.Mi:s. "Many StnngO names were ni*, ii fa ihtpe running Um MfllThadt, Am np thea wns a line of three fmUMt-boatS belonglnj to a London blockade-running ::nn. Tbs - hon) wen i toned Letti r B, j.* tl Go, and l>tter Hip. Tb ? lim ^t in tko bnatnem only mads ono voyage 8ho was ehrlatani i Colonel i^unb, awi was built tO carry IMM buies of BOttQB Tt.e war en le.I pp, ,n .t'lp-r ikl SUM built and put an md to her career us I ede-runner. "i -ne of th*- sad Incident* in running th* blockale wai - .iiinected with a *hip bo longing t<> j.-m.--i it Croaakaw, of Rick mood, Va. ii:* skip cleared in lf-a r--i Ht. Qoorge'u Bermude. and lier pilot n.irup i I'.f.i*. hud yellow-fever, and w u just rocovertng from it. Th* captali .?fkp*'l kim If ho wou'.d take thu ship In a, replied thal !.* wooJi if it was t. ? ia--t onto 1- "? i" piloted. The Bight tilt *-li:i> mad-* the COBBI li" took a relapse and was cai imi on t.'ie lit ix! u-i in B chair alni successfully pl.-ited UM ship linc pp,rt, and wiir-i tli" viilp dropped au chor hl? t'pitit went .tloit. "Anothi r dtitrsa nt wis wht i tiie Oreyhound, Caputo Boord, v.a* run> ning tn th'.- new Inlet, -^he accldeatill) ran labori M'- Greenhow, \t *ij long kept a prisoner In 1 ri at Washington, by the federal Qovern nu nt, ari-i guarded by a negro, Wai ard thi* *hlp with b-1 ter. In itepnmg into a beat to gt .i mlaetep amt wa* ser? ried dowe by tbe weight of poid that ? bad in two belts arenad bes body, Rot ? -? he Qreykouad, in running the bl-ick it of WUn th" united Plates sioop-ef-war Connecti? cut Kn-lgn Hsrdlng wa? in rid Of her, wl'li olde:, to take her M New York. Hhe bad I -r* Mr. Pollard, editor and preprietee et v..< ntchinond Examiner, and the famoui Hello Boyd. "The Confederate Government built th* Brat steel ahip* at Laird's yard, in Ltver ppiol. Kngland. th_t ?-re ever built. These vt-'ie for the purpo** of runnlns thu blockafle, ani were christened Um tiwi, th?* Heit, and the Wren. Th* tal andW'reti w-ire c-tptii-d eu their fir.-t ai second voyage tn running the blockad-. Theae ship* were no fine, that the Hat, after ber capture by the Federal*, w ll Pried up aad put in condition ai a yacht for Mr. Lincoln, and wa* ut-:d for thal purpoa* all through the war. Tiie Owl, which was ?-.;ni:i.pi !??'! by Captain J. N MofTett. was one of the mo-1 luccessful blockade-runners of the war. After landing me with dUpatche* for the Con? federate Government lu January, 1866, at Lockwood's Folly (or Windy HUH, anj nut being able to lind out whether Fort Fisher wa* captured, or whether or not Wilmington had fallen. Captain Uoffett undertook to ascertain tbi* Information himself. He ran in under Fort Fluht r, which had fallen, and amh r*d with u hawser off Smithville, li* sent tbe pilot ashers with orders, in cuss the Tanged were In po?****i*n. to bring Mrs. Moffett ?nd their children and re.urn to tht shin. The pilot wa* gone about ten min? utes, when he returned with his wife and children, and reported that the ene? my waa In full pissesslon. Tbe men were stsndlng by with tackle, and im? mediately hitched onto the boat and swung lt aboard with its precious burden. Captain Moffett bad a man stationed ai the bits, aad as soon as ult were safely oa board passed the word to cut thc hawser, whick waa done and the shlp'i head swung around *nd she . sea. Three or f-ir ethel mus eal of tit** *-oenty*s pBOsaaaaat wera rspl ired as Ihej Of drlnkln* ihr.r ain.. lr hil* over lha ? run tba has ka.j. rlTKh **Capto!a mm. i ? , Wh. ??? la I ? for th? | .ri ol Habana lo.k Iii i ment, gat a r- n ol ? ? ? return car; I., t COfflO ot ... - - Uvt r; - I I-.'., ' his \ ligi.i small. ' ?'i.i X' block . . X attemp , of na hov* ..: for tba ? ' I -? pun hi- ..-d a iS'K" foi ? from th* i ? t. ti. ( ? . ? lamase-l 1 ? ? rle ? I to tbe 1 I ? c ' twa I be want a ? ? was what I refni. ;', ? . I .- ?. ? short I tu .-. bola te , | ? n. -need .1.; rom ...... safe he .1 Hg up xx lt ii flatten Ita . tuted. Tba Admiral said: 'l bava . ay?d me ? tii k. bul 1 will treat -on ? sir. floral (W'S I.et-tnre.. To the 1 I tii'nk I ; i lootni an.i BSOOM of a serlflS on t: ? ? i m enif* .us, r.nd away th-y ref UM . saasa I nm pretty sun trad such la bax* * a. ii amstel piece* ? I - "Last .; - rb*m th* 'I out to u. * to being i. ? * I x M grimly ut th BA i. -???', ar I ? Now xxl / ' . much as the stud. t Btll rory gre* *. has aa i . y Mr. flora ? Bssjoi Ity sf , * of music that b rime music fl gs, and li ? <?U*~ Bad to know : ii in un Maa. i mn lectures; I - ?-*M': Hlaatratloaa Bf the "art divine DMVBI heart ai BO gal ntl ns - I hie to iou. j ? .i ia I ii re I moro ti- u'. r . v twa S'llool girl* wei- ' 1." Moreover irs ' moat ot u*. :? "A man muyin the same cpu..on BtlU ii imbera of tb* idat* ?s of our . ?nd 1- * know ot ai i hove atbere I . 4 a t-nvi-' ' Above all thin ? tym t at til* sam* ti: DAVID'S PAR THI BEST I.I L BLOOD PURIFIES. r ir iliac v years Mr. G '' BO, \ a.. vx as affll lons aoti'S an 1 a nt ? '? ii." f ?? ? : ? - ? nent phy?!ci.ins without ban at last In'iueed -rll.*. After t*kla-x I thc sores and *niarg*m*nt ?: ? ? . and hrt was entirely (aired, i' have benn _ A tXkWWX Mts bit for the tart. |bal bte I - t '\ ??! tr- ti was In a most dlstrei (a.-e ur. 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