Washington, D. C , Dec. 2?. ■ U has been aseertained trom official iOUTOes thit on the arrival of the mi val of the Viiginius at New York sht; will be teized by the collector of the povt and libeled by the the District Attorney, in aecordauoe with instruetions. If on judicial investigaron it be shown that the vessel hai a résister obtained by fraud, she will be sold aai the proeeeds of the sale paid to the United States. Spain can in-ike claim to the vessel, but if she should it is positively certain that our governiueut would not entertain such claim. The report that the Spanihh government requives of the United States the rcst.oratiou of the Viriiniua and the paymont of an indemnity is not believed in official quarter, 110 au thentic information having been reoeived Uere to that effect, and besides such n;(i ui sition would be oontrary to the ternis of the protocol beiween the two uations. Tho reference of the Bpanish aflidavits and other papers by the President to the Attorney-General was known only to those present and to Secretary Fish, the matter having been kept perfectly secret until the opinión of the Attorney-general was delivered to the last uamed gentleinan on the day of its date, namely, the 17th iu8t, The first intimation of such an opinión was furnished the press tour days later and the full text obtained the next day f rom the L)epartment of Justice.