The state Republican. (Eugene City, Or.) 1862-1863, November 29, 1862, Image 2

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"The Struggle of to-day is not altogether for
to-day, it is for the vast futore also."
When designing men undertake the destruction
of anything which is popular with tho people,
they usually begin by accusing some other party
of wishing to accomplish w hat they are striving
for, to divert suspician from their own acts, while
ther are engaged in undermining it. The rebels
have not been an exception to this general rule,
For thirty years they have continually accused
the opponents of slavery of wishing to divide
the Union, and yet, during all this time they
have been busily devising plans to occomplish
this same obicct. As tho Union was popular
among the people, they shouted for tho Union,
while they cultivated political doctrines, which
they intended to use tor its destruction, and are
now trying to carry them into effect.
They commenced the rebellion under the plea
of fighting for their constitutional rights, and
have so impressed this falsehood on the minds of
the ignorant, non-slaveholding people of the
South, that many of them actually beliovo they
are fighting for rights which they enjoyed under
the constitution, und of which they are informed
the North had deprived them. Truo, the rebel
leaders declared officially that the "accursed
Union" was at an end, and also adopted a consti
tution of their own. This was necessary in order
to carry out their designs of revolutionizing the
republican system of government, and establish
snc a dospotio aristocracy on tho ruin3 of one
ibalf of tho States for in "the Union as it was,"
iid wader "the Constitution as it is" they could
not do this but still they teach tho ignorant
masses that, some way or other, they are fighting
for their constitutional rights.
All over the North the secessionists have
resorted to the same hypocricy. While they do
all in their power to thwart tho efforts of tho
Government to conquer the rebels and restore
the unity of the Nation, they continually 6hout
for "the Union as it was and the Constitution as
it is." Thev clamor for the Constitution, not
that they have any reverence for it, but because
ithey wish to make its destruction sure by using
ithis hobby to arouse men who are truly loyal
against the rigid policy and the only power which
can save it. The secessionists of Oregon send
up a -continual howl for their "Constitutional
rights, and Jeff Davis, who is fighting to destroy
these same constitutional rights. It is a notice
able fact that when a secessionist or "Democrat"
begins to howl for his constitutional rights, he is
preparing to do something mean it may bo
to rob forts and steal guns, liko Jeff Drvis and
.Floyd, or it may be to mislead and deceivo his
The rebel papers of this Stato have never
ceased to harp about saving the Union, preserv
ing constitutional rights freedom of speech and
of the press, etc. At the same tinio the South
ern rebels have half a million men in tho field
fighting to destroy tho Union, and still these fel
lows assist them all they can, and make a louder
noise about preserving their constitutional rights.
With thoso examples in view, it is a very bad
sign when a Union paper (?) raises tho old seces
sion howl abont constitutional rights not that
such rights are less valuablo now than former
ly, or that they should bo less zealously guarded,
but it evinces dishonesty to strain at a gnat
(acts of ths Administration) and swallow a
camel (Jeff Davis and all the horrors of dis
union), and is a sure messenger of coming
Piddling Trkasok. That spotted Cayuso
has at last got started with tho Patigonian, and
the rebels are now having treason peddled out
to them at their own expense, or more probably
at the expense of tho "M. E. Church South," as
1'at Malone is obout a fair specimen of the "in
struments of tho Lord," which they usi to rake
sinners into the kingdom of Jeff Davis. Dut it
is hardly possible that this low Irish rcfugeo will
be long suffered to peddle out treason, and ex
cite the passions of the ignorant rabble Against
the Government, which received tho starving
pauper when ho fled from his native country,
and has since furnished him protection and the
means of life, which he could not obtain under
an English aristocracy, such as Jeff Davis is now
trying to establish in our own free laud. If the
vile animal has not sufficient gratitude to restrain
him from stabbing his protector, he ought to be
imprisoned and kept at hard labor until he re
pent of his evil doings. It is intimated that
Pat couldn't raise money enough to hire a nigger
to ride the pony, and has concluded to personate
the darkey by performing that part of the play
himself. He'll make a very good substitute,
but if the Government happens to catch him in
"the principal act," to uso a theatrical phrase
that is astride of tho pony, personating sambo
in the celebrated farce of "Jeff Davis and the
Southern Confederacy," it may take him for a
contraband, and put him to digging trenches in
stead of sending the fellow to prison along with
other traitors.
Fatal Causality. Emma, the youngest
daughter of E. Stearns, of Rob bin Roost Farm,
in this county, on the 9th inst., while playing
near some burning brush had her clothes set on
fire, and before the flames could be extinguished
by the other children, was so severely burned
that she died next day. Sentintl,
Vote of the Soldiers.
Tho Stato of Iowa seems to have been the
only ono which provided for taking the vote of
thoso of its citizens who had volunteered to sus
tain tho Union the stars and stripes. At the late
election in that State the voto of her soldiers in
the field was tuken and resulted in the almost
unanimous support of the Union Administration
candidate. We have no reason to suppose that
tho vote of the volunteer soldiers of the other
States which have recently held elections would
have differed materially from that of tho soldiers
of Iowo. Had the soldiers from Illinois, Indiana
Ohio, and New York been called upon to vote,
tho result in those States would have been very
different. Men who aro fighting for the Union
and for well regulated American liberty, feel the
importance of standing by tho Administration
which for the present represents the Government.
Being thus impressed they go to the ballot box
and vote not stopping to inquire whether tho
candidate is a Democrat or a Republican, but is
for tho American Government and for crushing
the rebellion at all hazards? The Missouri
Democrat says :
" If tho Democracy is doing all the fighting in
this war as they impudently claim, how comes
it that wherever the soldiers have had a chance
to voto they send such figures as these :
Union Hep. Den Union Mij.
123il f'enniivlranii. ... 2kJ 29 ITS
Total vote of Iowa - - 1,Vl-i 1.8U5 0,827
That's where the Republican Uuion voters are!
Look at the thinned ranks of tho brave men
who conquered Price and Van Dorn, and Fernan.
do Wood's friend Lovell, at Corinth ; see how
tho mon vote who have seen this wicked rebell
ion through the curtain of smoko nnd blood !
Tako the glorious Seventh Iowa, that entered on
the bloody field of Belmont with unqucnchble
ardor and left it with imperishable glory ; that
passed through the firy ordeal of Pittsburg Land
ding and tho sanguinary struggles of Inka and
Corinth. Having at tho cannon's mouth, and
bayonet's point shown the rebels their estimate
of tho worth of the Union, they have now at the
ballot box declared their belief of tho principles
on which that Union should be and is founded.
Decimated by death and disease, their num
bers were few, but all gloriously devoted to
freedom. Of 20(1 votes cast, 202 wero for the
Republican ticket, and but four for the Demo-
Such are tho facts, and yet journalists who
know it will still persist in publishing tho infa
mous falsehood " that this is an abolition war,"
and "that tho Democrats are compelled to do
the fighting." They aro doing the fighting just
as tho treacherous blood suckers did in our war
with tho Indians in 1835 ond 185G, by sitting
comfortably by their firesides and abusing the
brave and truo hearted patriots who aro nobly
laying down their lives on their country's altar,
as " radicals," " fanatics," ond " abolitionists,"
then thief like try to appropriate tho laurels
won by theso " fanatics" to their own cowardly
names. The same men that petitioned tho Gov
ernor of Oregon to not commission any Whig
or Know Xothing but to give the offices to good
sound Democrats, are now howling " Union" with
their mouth while they ore using every secret
. . . .i i . . - n l
energy to stao to tne Heart uio uovcriiiueui
which they can no longer control, nnd draw
from its bounty an unmerited support, but
Judns like as soon as the Chief Priests (of the
slave oligarchy) offered them bigger pay, they
nut oii tho trenehcrous smilo and cry " glorious
Union " while their hearts are seeking nn oppor
tunity to betray their country into the hands of
its enemies.
As the public ought not to be deprived of the
benefit of that paper's opinions respecting the
Review, wo will placo the Republican on our erf
chango list. Democratic Review.
As that paper seems to bo tho official organ of
Jeff Davis, and is tho only paper on this coast
which fills its columns with secession literature,
and circulates the same, at tho expense of Uncle
Sam, it is quite a curiosity to behold. It gives
tho latest news from its Capital, reflects tho views
and wishes of Jeff & Co., and is almost as good
as any paper in tho "Confederacy," besides tho
novelty of being published in a foreign country,
which ought to make it interesting.
Tub yIri learns that a fictory for the pur
poso of manufacturing barrels by machinery, to
bo driven by water power, is about to bo erected
at Oregon City.
The Legislature of Washington Territory
will convene next Monday, Dec. 1st, and remain
in session sixty days.
ScrrosiNO tho rebellion conquered, tho slaves
set free and transported, what then follows 1
That tho country will be restored to peace
and prosperity, the cause of all our troubles
will bo removed, and secessionists ond your kind
of "Domocrats,"who have been sucking tho blood
of tho nation for years, by howling about tho
nigger, bill become extinct, and tho world will
no longer be cursed with their hypocritical rav
ings. Wc suggest that some radical show us the
figures on this matter. Statesman.
Well, here thoy are : Pearne, 12 ; Williams,
Jacobs, and Applega'e, 23 each ; Harding, 28 ;
Bush, 00 1 !
Tut steamer Pacific, from S.m Fruncisco via
Victoria, arrived at Portland on the 23 inst. She
brought a very large number of passengers,
many ol them Oregonians, who had been absent
on a visit to the East. She sailed from Portland
for San Francisco on the 20th, with over 200
passenger, 243.000 in treasure, 000 boxes
apples, and other freight.
Let's Accept It. Tho neggcrless secesh of
this State, and tho doughh'.'ads of the North,
whose livers are as white as their faces, persist
in calling every Union man an "Abolitionist."
Very well. We will abolish tho rebellion, its
causes and authors, mid make their vords true
for once. Shasta Courier.
As the term is now applied, wj greatly prefer
it to that of being classed with traitors. As our
soldiers ore called "Abolition hirelings," we
should not object to being classed with them.
The term "abolitionist" has another signification
uow days. Portland Times.
As the rebels now apply that term to all loyal
men, it will soon become in reality, as it now is
in name, the dividing line between treason and
Thk Jacksonville Sentinel says Old T'Vault
has started a new paper in that town, called the
Oregon Intelligencer, and takes the "Konstitush-
ion" for a platform. That's o bad sign. Jo Lane
and the principal rebel leaders have always stood
on tho Constitution, and yet they resist tho au
thorities elected in accordance with that docu
ment. When a man talks obout taking the
Constitution for a platform, look out for a rebel.
They always say exactly what they don't mean.
A sow of Mr. Witcox, blacksmith, residing
near Brownsville, Linn county, aged about thir
teen years, was killed In a most shocking man
ner on Saturday the 15th inst. lie was riding
a horse with the haltar strap fastened around
his wrist when the horse becoming frightened,
threw him off and dragged him nbout two hun
dred yards, kicking his head into a jelly. His
left arm was also broken in two places.
At tho celebration of the Prince of Wales'
birth day in Victoria, a secesh flng was raised
over a boot black establishment by one Shepf.rd,
a low secccsionist who paid $ 10 for the privilege
of hoisting it on the building. Its appearance
created great excitement among the American
residents, ond the Governor refusing to order it
down, they refused all further participation in
tho celebration. Every American flag was
promptly lowered, except one hoisted by a
British subject.
Ah exchanged officer late from Richmond
says he saw Jo Lane's son John there. He is a
Captain in tho rebel army, drunk all the time,
and nearly eaten up with "Rheumatism (?)."
A shipment of lemons and walnuts, grown at
Los Angeles, and said to be of very fine quality,
is one of the latest novelties at San Francisco.
The city of Auburn, Powder River, contains
about 500 buildings, and a permanent popula
tion of about three thousand. Some of the prin
cipal streets ore about three miles leng.
The surplus revenue of San Francisco, for
tho current year, will be about $200,000, ond
the authorities don't know what to do with It.
Send it to Uncle Sam !
At ins Old Business. Harper's Weekly for
October 11th, has a sketch entitled " Lincoln's
Last Warning," which represents old Jeff up a
tree a gnarled butternut, with a twisted trunk,
branded slavery," and Lincoln in backwoods
man's robes, standing below with ux poised in
air, saying, "Now if you don't comedown I'll
cut tho tree from under you."
Is tho St. Louis (Mo.) district, Frank Blair,
Republican, was beaten for Congress by Samuel
Knox, nn out ond out emancipationist, while the
tho Democratic candidate won't nowhar'. This
Knox is a lawyer of fine reputation, and was
formerly of Springfield Massachusetts. The
''Abolitionists" os Beauregard and tho rebel
nross I'with their sympathizing allies under the
i - -
" Union" garb) now call all who aro trying to
maintain tho integrity ot the I mon, are getting
at the top of tho heap in the border slave States.
Fortress Monroe. 14th. Tho Savannah Re
publican, of tho 5th, says it is generally resolved
bv tho army and citizens to defend that city to
the last, and yield Savannah to invaders only
wben its walls have been battered down, nnd no
one left to dispute their entrance. Gov. Brown
has issued ocall for negroes to complete tho for
tifications around tho city, and if they ore not
promptly furnished they will bo impressed.
New York, 15th. Prize schooner otcr
Witch, of Kingston, arrived to-day from Arkan
sas Pass, Texas. Her cargo consits of gun
The Washington correspondent of the Com
mercial, says the army will soon be fairly in
motion niain : all that is now wanted is sufficient
cavalry force to patrol tho ground over which
our troops have already passed, ana to capture
the bands of guerrillas which commit so many
aunoying and disgraceful raiJs.
Philadelphia, 14th. The Enquirer's corres
pondent at Gainesville, 13th, says two negroes
brought in a report yesterday, that General Lee
is on thcGordonsville road, about a mile from
Culpepper. Longstreet is said to be on the
Sperryville road, r.ear Culpepper. Jackson's
forces are reported to ba on the opposito side
of Waterloo bridiro. within a short distance of
our forces which are Iving there. General A.
A. Hill was near Iront Royal, while the other
Hill was with Jackson.
Fortress Monroe, 14th. Gunboat Connecti
cut just arrived from the Gulf: her officer report
hor entire coast ol Texos in possession of Federal
Cairo, 15th. The steamer Eugenie struck a
sunken wreck, off Plum Point Bend, WednesJay
morning last, and sunk. Fifteen lives lost, most
lv tim ..rour Ito:it valued at $18,000. A Urge
number of passengers, who remained on the(
deck all night, were taken off by steamer Tigress :
the next moruing and brought to Cairo.
Washington, 15th. The Navy Department!
has voluminous dispatches from tho Gulf t" day,
stating among other things, that tho gunboat
Sagamore captured tho English schooners Trick
and Francis, from Nassau, with miscellaneous
cargoes. The steamer Kensington captured the
English schooner Adveuturo while attempting to
run the blockade offthoTexes coast.
Washington, 10th. General Puirnsido has
issued a general order organizing tho uriny into
three Crand Divisions, commanded respectively
by Generals Sumner, Hooker, and Fraukliii.
The reserve will be fonr.ed and commanded by
Louisville, lf)th. We learn General Hills'
division moved this morning on Murfreesboro
road. Crittenden's corps are at Silver Springs,
twelve miles from Lebanon, Tennessee. A por
tion of Morgan's force is also at Lebanon.
New York, 16th. New Orlerns advices re
port that tho expedition under General Witzel,
met the enemy at Thibdeauxvillo nnd defeated
them. Upwards of 200 of the enemy were killed,
wounded ond captured with one piece of artilery.
Our loss eighteen killed and seventy-four wound
ed. New York, lGth. Advices from various parts
of tho Southern coast say that nearly all the rebel
salt works on the coast of Florida and Louisiana
havo been destroyed by our gunboats. Tho whole
Texan coast is sealed by our blockaders.
Tho Macon, Ga., Telegraph of tho 10th wish
es for peace, and says, we lire so anxious lor
peace, that longing for it is never out of mind
by men, woman ond child. The war distress
us more than the North."
San Francisco, 17. A fire broke out yester
day morning in the building on the southeast cor
ner of Clay nnd Montgomery streets. A barber
shop on Clay street in which the fire originated,
was consuned, loss $000 insured. A liquor
saloon and cigar store were destroyed, loss $7,
500 insured 85,000. Tho morning Call office
was'deslroyed, loss from $1,800 to $2,000, cov
ered by insurance. Other parties suffered to the
amount of $2,000. The lire is supposed to be
the work of an incend ury.
James Carson was killed by the Broderick en
gine running over him.
John L. Durkee, foreman of tho Mounmcntal
0, received somo painful but not serious contu
sions. Wheeling, Va., 17th. Gen. Kelly's official
report of the affair ot South Fork, Harding county
Virginia, says they marched a distance of sixty
miles in twenty-four hours, and attacked the en
emy on Sunday morning. We completely routd
him, killing and wounding many, caplred his
camp, fifty prisoners, a quan'ity of arms, and a
largo number of cattle, horses, hogs nnd wagons.
Our loss trifling.
New York, 17th. Jackson's main force is ot
Stevenson's fetation, fifteen miles this sido of
Winchester. It is variously estimated at from
40,000 to 70,000 men. He has never left the
valley' but moved down tho west sido of Blue
Ridge, while our army advanced along tho east
skirmishing at the Gaps with our advance, but
never offering sei ions battle. When it became
known that'onr army had no intention of entering
the valley, Jackson retraced his stops.
St. Louis, 17th. It is reported that 20,000
rebels, under Hindman, are near Oresk, and
12,000 under Holms in tho vicinity of Little
Chicago, Nov. 18. The New Orleans papers
of Nov. 5Ui, giso a full account of tho brilliant
victory over the rebels, gained by Gcu Weitzcl
at Bayou Laforche. From a gentleman present,
tho Picayune learns the following particulars :
On Monday, Nov. 3J, the Confederates march
ed to Napoleonville to meet tho U. S. forces
there, nnd seek a suitable position, but fell back
nine miles, to a spot where the engagement took
place. Tho Confederates numbered about 330.
Our forces, on arriving at Napoleonville, heard
that tho enemy had fallen back, and immediately
pressed forward in pursuit, feeling for them with
shell occasionally. Towards 4 o'clock p. m., our
forces came in sight of the enemy being drawn
up in position. The fight commenced immedi
ately ; our forces opening with shell, while the
13th Connecticut and 8th New Hampshire were
crossing tho Bayou under the brisk fire of the
enemy. The two regiments attacked tho Con
federates in front, and at the same time the 75th
New York marched up and took position in the
rear of the 11th Connecticut. While the enemy
wero nttaeked in front, a body of federal cavalry
advanced to attack them in 11 ink, but about the
timo they got in fighting dis'ance tho rebels,
unable longer to resist tho vigorous onset made
by on overwhelming force, surrendered. The
fx'ht did not last more than half an hour. The
informant thii.!:"" it was quite warmly contested,
both sidjs displaying great courage. He also
says that after the fight was over, most of the
rebels having laid down their arms, tho Captain
of mifl of the companies of tho 13th Connecticut
advanced on colonel McPetors, and demanded n
surrender. Tho latter refused, and drawing a
pistol shot the Captain. Immediately a private of
the 13the Connecticut shot tho Colonel through
the head. killing him on tho spot. So infuriated
were the men of that regiment at the shooting of
the Captain, that it was with the utmost dithculty
that tho officers cauld restrain them from march
ing and killing the whole rebel force. We lost
10 killed and 00 wounded. Rebel loss unknown
180 prisoners were takeu and paroled.
Washington, Nov. 18. President Lincoln
has issued an order enjoining upon soldiers and
sailors a strict observance of the Sabbath.
New York, 19. Correspondence of the Her
aid from Warreuton, says Gen. Sumner's corps
moved to the front on the 15th. They are pn.b
ably destined for Fredericksburg. The other
commands will move as rapidly as possible.
The bridges over Potomac creek are being re
built, and the road beyond Warrenton Junction
will be abandoned. Up to last evening oil was
quiet in front.
Charles A. Dana, late editor of the Tribune,
has been appointed Assistant Secretary of War,
in the place ot Wolcott, resigned.
Saturday morning. Gen. Bayard occupied Fal
mouth, which was hastily evacuateJ by rebels.
All officers and men captured at Munfordville
Kv. in September last, numbering 4,000, and all
troops captured at Harper's Ferry have been
It is said that Aquia creek has been held for
some days past by our gunboats lying off there.
The place having been evacuated by the rebels.
N'rw Yoik, Nor. 20. lorrespondenee from i
Beaufort, (3. C.) states that there was a severe
frost there on the nights of tho 8th and 9th of
November. This gives hopes of cessation of
yellow fever.
Latest reports from Harper's Ferry state that
Stonewall Jackson was fulling back.
The Times' Washington dispatch says, latest
intelligence believed to bo reliable states that
the main body of the rebel army has succeeded
in reaching a point between our army and Lion
mond. It is reported that th rebel force at Ired
ericksburg wits completely taken by surprise at
our rapid advance and the occupation of tal
n.oiith. and barely succeeded hi making their
escape from Bayard's cavalry.
Washington, 20. At request of McDowell,
a court of inquiry has been ordered to osscmbla
to morrow, to examine charges ngainst him.
Philadelphia, 20. Latest intelligence from
rebel army, says they have been marching inter
Richmond for several days. None remain ex
ccpt Jackson and Stuart.
Chicago, 20. The New Orleans Picayune of
Oct 31st, says 75 refugees from Western Texas
had arrived in that city. They state that thou
sands of Unionists were (locking to Mexico, and
that the Mexican towns aro filled with Union
refugees, Indiscriminate murder of loyal men
wasgoing on in several counties.
An expedition is being organized on a gigantic
scalo at Columbus, Ky., the poii-t of rendezvous.
It consists of 10 Indiana regiments, 12 Illinois
regiments nnd about 1,000 troops now in Ken
tucky. A fleet of ten gunboats carrying 121 guns
accompanies tho expedition. They start about
the middle of December.
San Francisco, Nov. 20. Brig. Gen. Wright
received an order by telegraph from the Secreta
ry of War, yesterday, to muster into service,
forthwith. Captain Reed's company of California
Rangers for active scrvico in tho U. S. ormy.
Those who have signed tho roll of the company
will undergo medical examination to day,
Washington, Nov. 21. Wo have reports
from the army tonight. Nothing important
has transpired.
Chicago, Nov. 21. Senator Latham passed'
through Quincy Ills., on the ISth bound for
W ashington.
New York, Nov. 21. Tho Times' dispatch
from Falmouth, dated 20th, says rebel pickets
made their appearance on the opposite bank of
tho river.
A Newbnrn letter of the 1 4th, says tho re
cent expedition under Gen. Foster, left Wash
ington, N. C. on tho 3.1, 5,000 strong, to make
reconnoissaneo in force towards Weldon, with
the purpose of taking Williomston and Hamilton,,
and destroying tho strong ond extensive rebef
fortifications in that vicinity, ond also to inter
rupt the reported construction of iron-clad ves
sels at these points on the Roanoke river. 3,000
strong attempted to prevent his march at Little
Creek, but were driven off. Tho expedition;
pnshed on to Williomston nnd Hamilton, which
wero found to be strongly fortified. The rebel
forco was snoces"fuIly flanked, but escaped'
being "bagged" by a hasty retreat. Our total
loss was six killed and eight wounded.
Boston, Nov. 21. Tho draw of tlio Chad.',
ton bridge was open this morning, when the
way passenger train went throiig'i. The engine,
tender nnd smoking car were plunged into the
river. Many passengers esoapod by jumping
from windows and swimming. Four bodies,
have been recovered.
Raleigh, N. C, Nov. 17. A gentleman from
Albemarle Sound, says there are bo Yankee,
gunboats on tho Sound that they have gone to,
James river.
San Francisco. 22. Tho Sanitary Committee,
forwarded $30,000 on the " Constitution" to-day..
New York, 221. A Falmouth dispatch to,
the Tribune says, the rebels planted two Rodman,
guns on the hill back of Fredericksburg, but our
batteries on this side soon silenced them.
A dispatch from Headquarters, dated Ir
oclock last night, says General Sumner had de.
mando1 tho surrender of Fredericksburg from,
the Mayor and Common Council. If refused,
sixteen hours would be given for tho removal of
non-combatants from tho city, at the end of which
time the city would bo shelled. The message
was conveyed to General Longstreet, whoso,
troops arc said to be encamped a short distance
from tho city. As tho demand was made of the
civil authorities, the Mayor sent a reply, which
was evidently written at tho dictation of Long
street, to the effect that tho Confederates wonfd
dispute the Federal occupation of the citv. Ha
complained of tho short time allowed for the
removal of tho women and children. The giv.
ing of moro time for this purpose is now under
consideration. Permission has been given tha
citizens to run one train from ths city, but only
for the conveyance of women and children.
Advices from Port Royal say the yellow fever
had entirely disappeared,
A Wasliihgton letter, dated Nov. 21st, some
apprehension has been entertained for the forces
under General Sigel, but to-day they havo fallen
back in good order, it is believed, and that they
can resist any attack made on them.
The Potomac river is now high as to render
it impossible to ford it.
Washington, 22. Advices from our Mexican,
minister by last arrival are favorable. Congress
met October 20th. Representatives from all
the States w-ere present, and a law was passed
giving the Government extraordinary power to.
resist the invasion, making Juarez Director, and
almost Dictator, for six months or the war, with
powers such as were conferred on Doblado at
last session.
Washington, 23 1. Last night was a busy
time at Faedericksburg, in removing the inhabi
tants. Military authorities also not idle, as day
light this morning rcvealuh a line of earthworks
to the right and rear of the town as a resnlt of
night's labor. Our artillery is now being placed
in most favorable positions, while the encamp
ments which are within range of enemy's guns,
are Wing removed further back from river.
There are very strong reasons for not openiug
on the city to day, unless forced bv the rebels.
Titg steamer Constitution left San Francis
for Panama on tho 21st inst., with $1,353,530 in
treasure, !,, passengers and (15,000 worth
wool ami w h.ilrbone.