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THE STATE R E P I7 B L I C A S
Ills Stra ?le of to-iay is not altogether for
to-day, it is for the vast future also.
EUGENE CITY, DECEMBER 6, 1862.
"STAXDIXU BY THE AD.VmSTRATIO.X,"
"ITCAJf PRESERVE "THE COMST1TU.
TlOJf AS IT IS AftD TUB I'XIO.X AS IT WAS."
"The Constitution as it is and the Union as
it was," has been the cry of the Northern seces
ion dough faces at all the late elections. At first
they were opposed to "coercion," next they only
wanted to be "let alone," and now they want
"the Constitution as it is and the Union as it was."
III tho first place, they do not want the "Consti.
tutivn as it is and the Union as it was," or if they j
did, they, or their Southern allies w hose opinions j
nd wishes they reflect, never would have gone
into a war for the purpose of destroying both
the Constitution and the Union. In the second
place.jhe Union cannot be restored precisely as
it was, in every particular, because the rebels by
their acts have rendered that impossible. They
have changed tho condition of several of the Bor-
der States ; have killed or exiled thousands of
their citizens, and have destroyed their property,
lh inervei they have driven north or carried off
to other States further South ; the cotton, houses
and provisions they have burnt ; the railroads,
bridges and other public works they have de
stroyed. The men that the rebels have murdered, the
slaves that they huve scattered to the four
winds of the earth, the vast amounts of property
that have been blotted out of existence, were all
in tho Union before tho rebellion, but cannot be
in it after tho war, because the rebels have de
stroyed them. And whose fault will it be that
the Union will not be as it tejs. The rebels who
mile thjehange, anj have rendered a "re organization1-'
and a "remodeling" inevitable, or tha
Government that tried to prevent this changa ?
The secessionists will not have the Uuiou now
uuless they can have it precisoly as it was, and
they are the same fellows who would not have it
ns it was, and only want it so now, because they
have made that impossible.
The Oregon Statesman is stealing these argu
meats an 1 phrases of the rebels as fast as possible,
uud is trying to swindle poor Pat Malone and
other rebels out of their inheritance, and to sneak
on to their platform. An ignorant secessionist,
who sincerely believes in treason as a first prin
ciple, is tur more honor. ib lc than a shrewd man.
who, knowing the evils of secession, pretends to j
be loyal, and yet panders lo the wishes of the
insurgents, to advance personal schemes by build
ing up a political party. That paper of last
Holiday, rehashes the old plea of tbo Northern
dough-heads and "dead-rabbits," in tho following
btyle, which is a fair sample of from one K two
columns which it has contained every week since
the adjournment of the Legislature':
There is a sort of people in the North who join
witfi all others in saying tho rebellion must bo
put down, and who, in the beginning, professed
to have no other object. Since coming into
something like control of tho Government,
they have re produced the idea formely held by
the fanatics of remodeling the Government. Its
agitation was at first gentle, but it is now swell
ing in the full tide of development. Its motto is
nol the I nion as it was but " the Luion as it
bhould be." Among the supporters of the idea
it is fast assuming the sh.ipo of a policy ar
numbered many ot the men highest in power
with the administration.
Now it is known to every "Democrat" that
the great party of that name changed its jmUcy or
platform at every national convention, to meet j
thechvigos which were taking place in the conn-!
try and the wants ot the people; and yet they
claimed that their object was the same to pro.
mote the best interests of the nation. Now, it is
known lo these same "Djmicrats" tint the war
was, on the part of the Government, commenced
to put down rebellion, and has been prosecuted
for that object up to the present time. At first
the Government used great idol ts to put eown
rebellion and at the same time to save ail tho
interests and institutions of the States which were
engaged in the rebellion, When that policy had
been thoroughly tried and failed, and it was found
impossible to conquer the- rebellion, and at the
ame tlmo protect the sebels in the very privi.
leges and interests w hicheuablcd them t carry on
the war-when it was found impossible to fight and
feed the rebels at the same time, with any hope
of success, then a more vigorous policy was
adopted. The otject of tho war is now as it ever
has been, to conquer rebellion, but tho policy or
character of the contest has been changed to
meet the exigencies of the case to meet the
rebels on their chosen ground, and in their
own strongholds. It is absolutely necessary that
the means should be adapted to tho end which
we are striving to accomplish. If the same policy
must be pursued this year that was last year,
when thejrapid progress ot events and the changed
attitude of the rebels, would render such a poli
cy worthless if the form, the particular manner
of conducting the war, is to be held superior to
the oljtel which it is expected lo accomplitdi, then
the rebels will have all the advantages, and will
likely gsin their independence.
It the btatetnw, or "any other man wants .
rery nigger placed back in the tame foot prints ;
he occupied before the war, ami everything in ,
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tha I ni.m af . tPAiia.1 w la a ' I.. I Iturt I
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rrt lha (Tl rrlit nr 1 1 in A lurn KnnV Ih.i li.n.l.l
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the vat armies that have been aacrificvJ by the
rebellion, replace the immense wealth deMroyeiP
. bx tho war. und l19 vases one of the
fiercest whirlwinds of war ttet has ever swept
over the world, and then, and not till then, can
his wish be gratified. The rebels went into the
war with the full understanding and determina
tion that they would have slavery without the
Union or the Union without slavery. They made
it the breastwork of the rebellion, their shield
and armor, an insurmountable barrier to contin
ued Union, bo that the Government could not
possibly suppress the rebellion without first per
forming the formidable work of removing the
! caus8 of disunion, which they conceived to bo so
dilheult as to render their success almost sure.
They did not expect their peculiar institution to
survive the shock or war, in the event or their
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lailure. lliey made that the subject at issue,
staked all on it, and went bravely itto the fight,
determined U win or lose ; and it now remains
for Northern doughfaces, who are infinitely
meaner than the rebels, to conjure up hobbies
to divide the strength of tho North, by contend
ing for impossibiitie, for more than the rebels
expect or ask.
Now, these "Union Democrats," who aro so
seriously troubled about the social and political
j changes that are taking plr.ee in soma and soon
( will in all of the Slave States, had better settle
that question w ith the traitors, the ur.en who are
causing these changes. That would look a little
better than to commence growling and howling
at the Administration, and tho "radicals" who
were no more able to prevent these changes
than they were to arrest the progress of events.
The Old Cock of the Mountains Crows.
The old rooster of the Mountaineer gets off the
following jargon :
The propriety of excluding these papers seces
sion papers, such as the Mountaineer was when
it was after the State printing, and such as it
will soon be again, from tha mails is not ques
tioned, but we doubt whether they have ever
done half as much injury to the Union cause as
tho blind partisan sheets of the Oregonian and
Eugene Republican stamp. If General Wright's
instructions will permit it, ho should apply the j larlil.s interested can call and receive their cei
same measure of justice to the abolition sheets j tifieates at anv time :
that is meted out to the secession journals. j Malhew Fountain; II. K. Schooling; Ja's
lhey are both equally pestiferous, and neither ; p. schooling 5 J- C. Job; James Parker; J.
ol them deserve to be tolerated. p Uieshier ; Ilannaniah Lewis ; Jo's II. Sharp ;
The impudence of the Devil, in offering the G. 11. Ward; John D. Kennedy; 11. II. Par
Meek Nazarene the whole world, if he would ; sons ; Hillings Miller ; Mrs. Hugh Love; fees
.-.nK- rcl,;r. ,!. mlK- ..l,.m I , ' Paid Oil the llboVO.
Will I U I 0( I lf IIIJ CIIIIIIIIV lllllll-.-l I , II IIC II I 11V. VJU
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hypocrite didn t own a foot of land, wasn t a j
circumstance wncn compared witn the arrogant
self-conceit of this old coot. Only think a.
man who no longer ago than last spring went I
into the secession convention of this State, and
there with such crea
atnres as Pat Malone. aouL-ht
lo devise means to cut otT the resources and snp-
jwrt of the Federal Government and force it to
make a " compromise" with rebels, now callini? I
on the Federal authorities to suppress
which have always been loyal, and supported j
the Government in every effort to crush treason, I
while he favored tha traitors ! The dilfjrence be-
twe:'n him and the Malonitcs is this : he fore-
saw that the bold and open treason which they
were all then ttdvocatiii'j would necessarily lead
t ii...;- .,r...,c.;.., l, .,i...i...i I.:., i
J llll. I Oil 'IILMIUII, 0J IVIHILIUIU IU Dill C 1119 i
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bacon liy prctcnning to support the ttovcrnment,
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embarrass the authorities entrusted with the ud
ministration of the government, the very thing
which all other tories are driving at, but carried :
out in a round-a bout way ; but the more igno-1
rant secessionists, who possessed more zeal than j
sense, went blindly on injuring themselves and
the cause they w ere striving to promote, while
this old hypocrite through hk shrewdness has
been rendering belter service in the cause than
they, without endangering his pecuniary pros
perity. "Pahty before country" (at 2 per cent.)' is
quoted too low. Statesman.
Then you consider your little band of "pia-
r.ncuims, pay more at.ciiuou pist now, ana
have since tho day of the Senatorial election, to
resurrecting the "Democratic party," than to
saving the country, worth more than that do
you They might" be if they had a little better
chance to co" operate with the" rebels.
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I cuicr. hencver the 1 ederals get the ,
rebels in a tight place tho latter cry out like the
Irishman, "Hold on till I spet in me hands.
Tim l.fit i n........ i,lT t.it. t;...- .ltK.... I
.hi. i.ii.i i-,jv 111111 iki'ti 1111 11.119 n iiiiuiii
perpetrating an inconsistency or letting
prodigious lie. You are what Brownlow
"the embodiment of original sin," with a little
"Jersey lightuing" mixed, to fire tho blood and
strike it out.
Ret. Ma. Pbyss of Palmyra, New Yoik.the
clergyman who had the f.,mous debato with '
n r, 1 . , . . I
Parson Brownlow, on the slavery question, in
nc:i. 1 .1. 1 : . 10-0 1.. -
1 uuawi iiim, 111 receiu.y cummiuea ml-,
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eide by cu'.Ung Ins throat with a razor.
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Iitaraw in a drinking saloon at Auburn, Pow-
v. ...e., o .-..ck..... wr ,vv m .-pan-
urj, on the U'tli of November. 1
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It l n-iur rtoivaf...l Ill-it w. r.i i n.im.Tf ...i
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of 1,000 persons iu Grand llonde alley. I
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Til r IA.udI.l.mii ana idil tk., I,w,n,.i ...
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appearance on the track in running condition,
on the ?.th f Nocmler.
1 ho i ederals like the other Irishman respond, i Washington Territory, Ins been removed, and I Virginia has been abandoned by rebels. This j q'-'ente.
"Well spet in yer hands, but whin yer ready, sayl F, l PM, h Lo i,oinfe.l in his nlaee ' correspondent asserts that Jackson has cone to
ready. Statesman. j " m.u.:,; J, ,.,,; j Richmond, while the Harper's Ferry correspen- Akrived. We learn from the Po
Well, McClelian did act a little that way, and j ' ' ' ,' Jent of tho Herald says, news from Jackson as . that tho steamship Sierra Nevada arrived
when ho was removed for doing the very thing ,ur mA" CaUc9' ? , S 'rJ , t1 ,waJ 1uartor w ai city on the 1st hit She brou-ht about
. . , ... , , , , . . sometimes makes "proud flesh." I nt BerrvviUe, and his force 30,000 with CO guns. oroueni aooul
which you now ridicule, you howled about it. i ' i . , .' . . . . . . P. , passengers
n,o, .-..,.., n, i, .t.. n ,t .;.it,..i ,,
Governor Gibbs for Thanksgiving, the llev. Mr.j
Miller, of the M. E. Church, had on nppoint-
ineiit to preacn at a school uc-use on Loasi x or
and there beirg a
school coin" on at the tbre
Mr. M. set his appointment for the hour of 12 m
so as not to interfere with the school, (our teach
ers dismi-scd school that day) but two or three,
burly, belligerent, weak mill Jed, strong passion
ed, illiterate, intolerant persons determined to
' break up the meeten," so they went to the
.school house swearing vociferously that, " ef the
marster let that man preach in the school house
they'd give him . Let a man's opinions of
j belief or disbelief be w hat they may, he has a '
perfect right to them both morally and legally,
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land the man who would maliciously debar an.
j other from worshiping according to the dictates
of his own conscience, is a monster and only fit
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for a life among the savages. .Men may howl
" Union" till they are hoarse, but such actions as
these show the very quintessence ot rebellious
intolerance especially when a community have
met for worship in accordance with tho publicly
expressed wish of tho Chief Magistrate of the
We wish to inform Pat Malone and his lick
spittle treason peddlers that after a sheet has
jbeen denied convevanco bv the United States
mails, we do not want our sanctum polluted by
it, so vou need not lug it round here any more.
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It the lederal authorities would choke all who
assay to bid defiance to the laws by privately
scattering their treason, and confiscate every
dollars worth of nror.ert v tint thev control trea
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son would be doomed and traitors get their true
The following was handed us for publication,
and as it interests all more or less, we willingly
insert it :
j Surveyor Genkiial's Office,
December 2d, IS02.
The Certificates for patents in the following
ilnli.'ition rases h.-ivn been rpceivnd Mt. this ofiico.
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John V. Stormant ; Hobert ilson ; Cr. N .
A(.mls . Ui;liam c Gallaher; John C. Max-
i wc . fees not paid
Donation Claimants can, by depositing Eeg
,s'cl s 'ee at this utlice, receive their ccrtmcates
llL', e wilhin one or two months thereafter
i 1 ' - S
Temperance Lecture. Last Monday evening
i we had the pleasure of hearing a lecture on the
subject of Temperance, delivered by Mr. Samuel
Culver, of Jackson county. Mr. Culver siys
he has been on the frontier for twenty-five years,
and knows from personal experience and familiar
acquaintance with many very bad men that
in every instance they were first led iut" crime
by tippling the social glass asd learning lo j
simple "nines, thus sten bv step tracking the
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III VtlU JU.IU LI 1111V, .I.IU lllU I Ulll V'l UVllj UOUV
and soul. lie. cc nlends that the licensed rum
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thieves, highwaymen, murderers and that the
community which tolerates Mich dens of iniquity J
is morally responsible for the crimes perpetrated ,
by the graduates of these schools of debauchery
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and pollution. In short, we havo seldom heard
so much truth in one short speech. !
Orcanize!..-A Typographical Union ha, been
J 1 J
organized in Portland. Officers Urban
Hicks, President; Ira Mayfield, Secretary;
M. Geigcr, Trcasunr.
Tub Powder river correspondents of ihe
Mountaineer and Orcqon'uvi aro down on the i
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: that tho Marion county manager said it would j
ho dangerous" to allow Baker county a large ;
representation, and threatuingly adds that he will
1 find it " dangerous," as there will very probably j
I be 10.000 votes in that county in ISC I, and that
the people ate set on removing the Seat of Gov. ;
. . in t ill I o.r Iifil.o Ihm I. I him n.f.w
crnmcnt from Salem. " So mote it be."
Removed. L. J. S. Turney, Secretary of
Y have received the prospectus 'f a r.ew j
semi-monthly paper called the Sanitarian, to be
published at Oregon Citr, at two dollars per
t i t r -.u :1 . , t tv, ,ur :
t ear, one ha f of which is to go to the sanitary
Tus no Ship. The S.iu Francisco correspon-1
dent of the Sacramento Cnion gives the follow-
ing description of the steamer Constitution : ,
v , .. .k k- .
ou hiven t seen the big ship I Sue is an out
1 . t 'i-i t.11 1. a. f
an.l.nitt rp ' T hr.- hundred nnd twtntv-twn fert :
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1 long think ot it and from her hurricane deck
', ,u . r ii . t
"TZr-:K,1- :Z: L . ,
" , 1 7 ' J .. V.k .-. .- ,
s, ,, their f,,,.. Sh,
l 1 1 1 " Hill i IOOK ?Y Ill-Ill KltV ill! 1-1 IllCT l.VII?ll 1 II 1 1' 'II
,jotr CT pB,M.rjrrrs last trip were twenty-five
davs fnun New York.
The (n!ei Aje comes freighted with mir.ii
news of much impcrrancc. It thinks the I'm
mines mill rny will next srnvin.
Wiit hxvc we in this county done to little for
,inil,iri c in'ni.on
I t. t p c t t a stttiw TIT. W S
wshintml. Xov. oTZT,,, Je,,cl;sbui., PC0I),e
nro ril!t eavj ,r tile Cllv, Owing to a misundcr
standing, a tram leaving me city wim women ana
children, had been fire J into. fortunately no
a into. l oruinaiciy no
one was hurt
There had beeur.o bombardment
' An impression prevailed, yesterday and to day,
that Earl's and MeCall's division of Jackson's
corps were advancing on Washington, and had
arrived at Losbur:
New lorlc, 21. A dispatch to tho I Iera.d
says tha rebels in occupation ot Fredericksburg,
demanded further time to consider tho miestion
j surrender. Friday night, after an interview
Willi lljecltll amiJUI .tiu?. ULII. iuillliri limitmtu
iK. in tl.,.t if .mov had n..v further communication
lo presullt Gen. Patrick would hear them. Sat-
j uruay, tho Mayor and Council came over, aeeotn
' panied by Gcu. Kershaw, of South Carolina, and
.''. V',L'se ,n V
i authorities could make no proposition unless the
! wm aQCV? by theIU Thu civi, aiIthori.
; t jos t)e a:Siit.j au extension of time for the re-
i moval of women and children, allying that our
artillery had frightened away their trains, and it
would be impossible for them to leavo betbr
night. The request was complied with, and the
time was extended to 11 o'clock Sunday forenoon.
No lights were visible in Fredericksburg S.Uur-
day nijjnt, out camp ures in me e. m nuicaieu ; uumlho non intervention policy of tho liritisli
the presence of a considerate rebel force. lhe.G , , , .',Vt jisP!ltcUM
. enemy -have evidently received
: t0 tlleir fo"es-
A letter from Fernniidina, Fla., 10th, gives an
ac,c.,,,'"t of the bombardment of St. Marys Ga.,
which savs our troops landed and were lired on
k who milstercJ strong!y, whereupon
j the gunboat Mohawk fired shells into the town
; for twenty minutes. A female, bearing a flag ot
' truce, approached the gunboat, and a Lieutenant
went as lore and met her. U. Ins return, tno
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j boat hauled oil, intending to return to rernaiidi
,i.a, when tho rebels fired a volley of musketry.
Tho cunbo.it immediately returned abr-.-ast the
town an,i Celled it for an hour and a half, redu-
:cing half tho place to ashes.
St. Louis, 21. The Democrat has information
that rebels are fortifying Port Hudson. Ten or
twelve guns are now in position.
Carson, 21. Col. Mason was shot dead last
ni"!it, and robbed of a w atch and -5350. Several
San Francisco, 21. Some excitement was oc
casioned this evening near a scene of shooting
ulfiir, of a number of sporting men known to be
armed and prepared f..r a desperate fight. A
large police force was detailed to prevent farther
Ruby Valley, 21. I'y information received
from Herder's Camp, 23 miles below the Fort,
we learn that the Government herd of horses
were driven olF by a large bai d of Indians.
i XK.V &io killed some cattle. Mai. Gallagher
. iU,d Capt. Potts, with sixty footmen, started in
! Puit yesterday. There is no cavalry at this
Fortress Miwroe, 23. Richmond papers say
i ii.inriAn .. ii, ..c t,.i.., ,. ... ,i..t,..,. nil
j , ' ,he Col;fe,lerates at Fredcrieksl.'urg. ien.
ee has ordered all the women and children to
leave that place, he having determined lo hold it.
Nashville, 24. It is rumored that the rebels
are hurrying siege guns to Murfreesboro. The
rebel force between Chattanooga and Murfrees-1
boro is said to be 00,000.
Aquia Creek, 21. Reports from Curnside's
represent everything quiet at
I . . .
i i rcdeneUsb
neUslnirg. It has not yet been she. led.
New York, 25. The steamship Ariel, from
: Asnina-n has.-n r.ved A I'linaiii:! let ter states
l!iat OI, ,hlS 15;h of October. President Aeha
opened batteries upon the city of L i PeZ. Tue
next day, after a severe filit of six hour-, his
,1roPP91 cal1'iu' t,1'.0,U:w' h;v lor,. wl':1' a,K,ss v
three hundred killed and wounded. General
imZj ar J 0ljcr re.L.gf .seapcd din ing the
I , ice .-iue s eams.iq, .yaoia, witn
:.l.ita ii-.-.... I i .....I.. ..a t 1 .'h f.n.1 I in.... ii.!.. i.n
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i.UVO 'Ill Ullllj'til'l 11. JU.ll IIIIV. 11 . .-.-in .. .1
i to the ld;!i. has arrived. The Eniriish Govern-
inent dissented from the French proposition tor
mediation. The London Gazette, publishes Earl
Russell's reply, dated October S0;h. It rccaiiit-
ulates the circular of De L'Huvs, proposing me
diation ; recognizes the humane views and be-
" r -
ly desirable ; but up to the present time the
Russian Gov eminent has not agreed to Co-operate !
although it may support the policy ot England j
and 1- ranee. j
New York, 23. Tribune's Aquia Creek cor- j
respondent says our army rests on a line from j
'rd Court House to the Rappahannock. j
Times' correspondent at Sigel's camp, says ;
information received last night leave no room i
or further doubt that the entire northern rai t of !
a telegram from Jaf Davis, saying, " If you
don't leave tho valley at once and come and help
us defend Richmond, it will not be worth our ,
while to come at all." Jackson's reply is not
known. lln u.-i th.i i.ntt-!h iliteiT..(i .l.-L-aiin
known. This was the fourth dispatch Jackson 1
had received from Davis, calling on him to come i
10 lue deicnse ct l.ictimond. j
Washington, 2.V Jelf Davis has ordered
Vc"' "'"'C, connnand.ng the trans Mississippi
department, to inquire into the truth of state
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iiiiiii- i-iiuniirii s.'iiiu iii-ois c'i, ri:: u ; llir
. . . .. .. . p.'.. e . o 1
shooting of ten I onteder.ites 111 .Missouri lv Ger
v 1 1 .- . 1 . l . 1
McNeil, and it t mnd to be true, he is to demain
' mediate render of McNeil to the Cn
federate i.uthorities. If this is not complied
with, he is ordered to hang the first ten United!
States l:i ers who fail into his hands.
The Fiedeiieksbiirg Herald, of the '21, K av,!
..n Weiluesdav und Thursday, the Potomac i.ear '
g Aipiia Creek," waa covered'wiiti vessels 0f a;l
L11..I. fil'ilil.- I.m.iui.1. Tl... tk...- 1..
1I....-J-V-I i. n.ife uiii niip ill
tended to carry otf the army, is the opinion en
lertaii e l bv inanv.
ago. Uj. O.i the subject if movements'
ral amy. rvf rrcd I) in Vabing.
s: The tnili-
! ' " "",TJ "V i;r"-' " fronl
- ! .1, ., no,v occupied by the Army of the Potomac.
Washington. 2u Several reports of the heads
-- - o - , ' .:,h th
-1,1 , ;.""", " " "
exception o( the Oei-retary ol mo .treasury,
; . .1 i - ... 1 in n irt lie continued nreonra-
. tions of estimates of War Department, and
j otiler ata in that connection, involving an ex-
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traordinary amount of labor.
New York, 2H. The correspondent of the
Times, nt Falmouth, says thu rebels are prepar
; ;,, tl) jr,,rousl y dispute the passage of our
'troons across the" river at Fredericksburg. Their
(,J!Ve js estimated at seventy-live thousand.
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! Roanoke, from New Orleans, loth, has
;,,rriytJ x. ' Jl,l'tr bLlz"-u ..u,,u l"'8
1?..L ..K ..u III. nMW r.ir ftt.n.lllirr li(...t.Iv Iim It u
; v , o. , " -bel Govern
niilhon do .a in specie "o re e ocm
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Cairo, 2l. An expedition under Gen. IJovey,
wllich Ml i,t.Iona somc silleC) consisting 0f
sixteen transports loaded with troops, has return
eJ to Helena. 1 he object ot tho expedition was
i to reach Little lk, Arkansas, by way of White
river, but finding tho water too low, he was corn
pelled to return.
Halifax, 2d. The steamer Africa brings the
following intelligence : Tho London Herald do
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defeats the hopes and insults the sullei nigs ot
i half a million of starving English laboring men.
jTiie Journal do St. Petersburg, contaiug Gort
chakoifs reply to De L'Huy, the substance of
which is as follows : After recalling the constant
cllo. ts of Eussia in favor of conciliation, Gortcha
kolf says it is requisite above all things to avoid
sppcara'icc of any pressure whatever, capable of
, ehilliug public opinion in America. e believe
that a combined measure of the great powers,
however conciliatory, presented in an official
character, would be the. cause of arriving at a
result opposite to pacification. lt however,
France should persist in her intention of media
tion, and England acquiesce, instructions shall be
sent to D.iron Stoeekel to give his colleagues, tho
French and English Ministers, if nut an ollieial,
at least a moral support.
Washington, 27. The President, yesterday,
went by special steamer to Aquia Creek, where
he was met by (ten. liiirnside. He returned this
morning. The city of Fredericksburg is not
held by the enemy in force, but merely by n
picket guard. U.isiiiess is totally suspended.
The only fl g living is a UritMi one fhatiug from
a private residence.
New York, 23. The Times' Washington dis
patch says, the current talk yesterday in military
circles, was in regard to the expediency of tho
Army of the Potomac going into w inter quar
ters. Late events seem to have strengthened
the probabilities of such a policy being adopted,
and iiif. rences to the same effect are draw n from
the President's visit to Aquia Creek.
Reports, to day, iii regard to the niovewQnt
of Stonewall J.k!;so:i arc as contradictory as
A surgeon of the nrmv, who h is been at Fred
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ericksliurg all mi inner, n is arnce.i at aslimg.
conlirms Ine report tn.il Cielieral l.eo
I'1 ,Un'' '"""'.v "ro certain y conceu-
j rating in that vu.nity . He n.., declares the
rebe.s are ilea rniineo lo uisnuie i..e passage oi
the river bv our nrmv.
Chicago, i S. A correspondent of the Rostoii
Traveler, w rilii g from on board the transport
I! iltie, in the Hampton Road-, under date of
November 20; h, states licit the vessel was uinli r
sealed orders. lie says the steamers are , taking
on board sup; lies and coal. '1 he expedition is
to be a large one, commanded eilher by Rank
or Hunter. Fortress Moim e will be the start
ing point, and in less than a week the expedition
u i.l be under way.
New York, 23. Of t';c three steamers which
were recently built for the rebels ou the river
Clyde, one was lost mi her trial trip, the second
was wrecked near Havana, nnd the third is sup
posed by th. Charleston papers lo be lost.
The Falmouth correspondent of the Philadel
phia Inquirer, dated 2l!;h, says the presumption
is that in a very few days we will have a battle
in this vicinity that will eclipse all others of tha
There is not the slightest doubt but the enemy
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.11 til,.. i...iu.mi me vniti u WO 1 n el .
They are equal if not si-Perior to our own in
point of numbers. It is believed that their nrw
,y will not fill short of 125,000. Their camp,
fires are visible for ten miles along the river, and
;lt ''-:l,t five batk '!1 1,10 country,
Cairo, 27.- Incendiaries are trying to burn tho
cit of Memphis. Sunday night there were ten
dillereiit fires, and Monday night, fourteen, show
"S ulat lllel e 13 a conccrtea movemeni to ae-
strt'.v 'ity. Great alarm exists in conse
Thk new mining laws adopted at the Colville
mines prohibit Chinamen from working there.
1 ns aslitngton lerritory papers are discuss-
ing the propriety of dividing the Territory. One-
of ,he r!,rer, ma'KCS tie sen,,ju0 suggestion that
the whole concern had better bo annexed to Ore-
Thb Weather. The weather this Fall has
far exceeded anything we hare seen in Oreon
I and w e have been here nine vear. The only
cause ot coinj la'u t is the scarcity ot rain, there
I not h.i,ng been snbicieiit to make farming easy
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in cii localities. ve have clear, warm. imnU
" k "s 01 uie Ulnon and
I 'w.i, called " In !
ian Summer." How beautiful
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....t iwii.a mull wuu .IllOW (UeillSitCS
to ci.joy it.
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The 77m .ys the Willamette river U na w
. I .it.li.M. the PhilaJcl nhia Press uny
,!. cr tk;:i it Ins t,ur be--n known.