Newspaper of The Washington Standard, December 7, 1861, Page 2

Newspaper of The Washington Standard dated December 7, 1861 Page 2
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TII VAsms<iT»i mm BIRD. TIM MMUI to Prmrvrt. I . K omctAL PAPER FOR THR TRRRITORV. Agmta for Um BUadard. The following named gentle m«n trt Mlkoriird 1 u4 receipt for Money due on i»liKri|»- ti«* t« the Studaid : Tao». BOTI K. San Francisco. C»l U. W Jukka. Vucuuicr. IV. T.; Alll. li. AMI* *TU) . Oak I'oiiit, K. I». llmissTni. Monticrll*; T. L. Mitchell. Co»llu : Tnoa J. Cum. tlrny * Harbor ; M S. CUII-»<H.l>. Pacific City ; A. 8 MoWtTa. Walla Walla : K. Nlfiia. Steilncooiu; HuLonv HITLER. Sealt lT- ; JOB* WKRSTEB. Port Maih.»ti; HMR T\ WILHOS. Trekalet; NuiHJtu. HilkH. Seabeck. |gT Money ran be sent through the mailt nt Mir rkfc. SATI'HDAY, UKCKMKKH 7, IW.I An we to have a War with England? By the late telegram we receive a continua tion of the capture of MIIWI*. Mawm and Sli d -11, who wen- on board of a British steamer, on their way to Englaud and France as min isters to those powers from the rebel States. It appears that the British steamer Fingal was overtaken and boarded by some twenty or thirty armed men from one of our armed Vessels—the San Jacinto —who singled out those traitors from the crew and passengers, and conveyed thein by force* on Itoard our vessel, and then permitted the steamer to go mi her way without further molestation. The late news from the East represents that this act of our Government is likely to pro voke a war with England; and we anticipate that such papers as the Portland Advertiser will be disjtosed to treat it as a jnst cause of War, and condemn our Government for thus outraging the laws of nations. They will undoubtedly insist that our Gov ernment has acted in palpable violation of Jong established principles; and they will also show that we have ill this instance done to them the very thing we went to war with Great Britniu for having done to us. We propose to review the history of the fast war, so far as connected with this " right of scorch," and to consider the probabilities of ourbeing involved in a war with England for having exercised this right claimed by Great Britain, and which she has not yet abandoned, notwithstanding our Government has persistently demanded it. It will be remembered that during the reign of Napoleon Bonaparte in France, England was struggling against his mighty power for •heir national independence, and were driven »the necessity of resorting to impressment •'lull in order to man their navv, and were ..<3 habit of boarding our vessels wherever timy ounu thorn, taking from under our flag their subjects who bad emigrated to the Uni ted States, and who had signified their inten tion of becoming citizens of the Republic. This act of theirs' was very properly resisted liy our Government, not because they had boarded onr vessels and taken from them their own eifizent, hot because they had taken from under our flag citizens of the United States, who had a right to its protection. We think it may be safely asserted that if they had re frained frcm taking any from our vessels but those who were bona fide subjects of the crown and who had deserted their flag, and who were engaged in giving aid, or on their vay to aid, their enemies, our Government would not have considered it a cause of war, but would have excused, on the ground of necessity, what would under other circum stances have been treated as an insult, and a jnst cause for war. We assert that Great Britain has never yet surrendered her right to board on the high seas all vessels, when, in the judgment of the commander* of their cruisers there isfeood reason to believe they may be engaged in il licit couunems and more especially in time of war, to prevent aid and comfort from being given the amy. Did they not exercise this riglrt very rectify in the Gulf of Mexico, on suspicion that oar flag was prostituted to the protection of the slave trade T Ami did our lioTinisiisl make that a cause far war! Did they net, on the orcaaion of the late Can adian rebellion come upon oar so 9 with an armed fotre, kill mm American citizen, and eat louse from oar shore an Atncriran steam er and si«d her over the falls T I>idour Gov ernment nmke that a saftrient caw for war! la all these eat**, and others that might be named, we hare sabsaitted to nominal indig nities on the groat plea of atruaily, which, under iin mintsam mt peace and quiet. ««M have been mated aa wipirV—**»*- in "■h*. and made the canw for a declaration of *« agaiuM the EagHab (Jovernment. The caw of the burning of the Candime, ia oretiaa, of boarding an KngUah steamer and taking from on board two men who were known to the whole civilized world aa being not guilty of the capital crime of high traaaon. bat who wen bound on an errand All Ma calculated' la protract the proaent " iwithfc dM'not wsult in the over (fimr at our Government. It was known that a British steamer that was required lv tiieir fjovsmineut to «Wn'e tin «trirt<-M neutrality toward* tlio |»«irtit*a now at war j ill the United States hail knowingly taken on Itoard their ship these distinguished enemies of oar Government, in open violation of the law* of neutrality. fi»r the purpose of placing them in • position when? they could render greater service to o«r enemies than if at the head of legion* in the field. All this being know 11 to our Government, vi-sscls were sent fi>r tbc capture of theui; and We believe that rrvrr loval uian will aav the Government mm • did b«t what waa right, and just what Kng land would have done nuder similar circttm- stances, and what win* did do iu the drslnu - , tion of the steamer ( a roti nr. She success thllv justified her art ion Ix-torc the whole civ ilixed world by virtue of the great lair of nr rr*tity, while she conceded the net to be a vi olation of the letter of the law that regulate* the intercourse lietween nations. a j We have said that the case of the Caroline ; wax analog)>ll*to the cam* underconsideration, i\ hirli is claimed to I*' a just caiuu- of war on ' the |Mirt of Knglaud. and likely to lead to such a result. KnglaiHl. like oil twelve#, wan cugaged in putting down a formidable rebel lion in hiT Caaadiau Province*, just as we are now engaged ill putting down a most for midable relx-llion in several States. I Mir Government had promised to observe a strict neutrality, and was iu good faith doing all in | its power to prevent our citizens who sympa thized with her revolted subjects from giving them "aid anil comfort," The owners of the ' American steamer Caroline, in ojien viola tion of the neutrality required of them by their Government, and while pretending to be employed iu their ordinary, legitimate trafie with a friendly power, was known to be employed in giving aid and comfort to the rebels. AVhen this became known to the British authorities an officer of that Govern ment was ordered to capture her, even at the hazard of invading our Territory. They did forcibly board her when quietly lying at our shores, cut her loose from her moorings, and sent her adrift over the falls, with all 011 board as far as they knew to tlio contrary. Then, as now, the war-cry was raised, from one end of our country to the other, and noth ing would atone for the insult but blood and the capture of all her American colonies; yet our Government did refrain from a declara tion of war, and was ultimately satisfied with the simple disavowal of an intention -to insult our flag. The British steamer Fingal, while pre tending to be engaged in her ordinary and lawful commerce, in open violation of tho law of neutrality enjoined by her Government, givas substantial aid and comfort to tho rebels by knowingly taking on board their agents, with the promise to land them when; they could do our Goverdment the greatest possi ble amount of injury. Our Government di rects our cruisers to pursue them and leave nothing undone to prevent the accomplish ment of their machinations. They overhaul the recreant steamer, take from her the rebels they had unlawfully received on board, with out doing the slightest injury to the ship or any of her Majesty's subjects or their proper ty. The analogy only fails in this: we did not destroy the steamer, as was done by the English in the case of the steamer Caroline, for the same purpose that prompted her de struction—to prevent her giving further aid ot the rebellion, and thus save the destruction of thousands of lives by stopping the pro gress of the rebellion. If our Government had desired a War with England for the conquest of her Canadian colonies, war would have certainly followed the destruction of the Caroline. If England now desires a war war with us, for the purpose of making helpless dependen cies of the Cotton States, she can magnify the taking of Messrs. Mason and Slidell (who were known by the British commander to lie two of the greatest criminals that ever went un hung) from under their flag, that had been prostituted to their protection, into a cause for war. But in doing this she will not only violate the golden rule, hut will bring down upon herself the cunes and execrations of the friends of freedom throughout the world. Those who believe that England really be sires war for this unholy purpose, and that she is prepared to take the consequences of of such a course, will make up their minds for war. But those who entertain opinions more in accordance with her past greatness, and her future renown as the groat leading Chris tian nation on the globe, will scout the idea of a war growing out of an imaginary insult to Iter flag (committed under the prwww of • dire necessity, and for which our Govern ment will promptly disavow all intentional indignity) as not within the bounds of a n*a sonable probability. (7* Tiie Christian Adroralr MIV>: '• I,i<*ut. John Adair, I*. 8. A., (Cadet to Went Point from Oregon] we kwn, hat rrn/f»ed kin com iMMiw It ia only a few months since, that be graduated at Weat Point. Besides Iwiag disloyal, raeh conduct abovi bat indiflerait gratitude, to my nothing of justice. Kuch ex amples are not nev; th« y are found far bach in the dim part. But they an- not, therefore, the lw> abhorrent." py The Democrat, published at Peoria, 111., haa been interdicted from the mail fur treason. It cotHd not have been a whit mora seditious than the Portland Adirrtutr. We believe treason is aa much treason on the Pa cific coast as anywhere dae. 13TThe Chronicle calls Poesy "Frisky." We think it a misnomer; Poesy don't belong to ilif m*n» family. That "Pome." We give place to the following to oblige a fi ii'liil : AN EPH' POM- A petty ill-driver, with primp IHIU aad flounce. With a twist in bis walk aad braiaj jad aa ounce; A brokea-down demagogue, afly at sin, A loved Governor ou the lift of " bai been"; Aa ape-browed, uily-loifued, eel aatared pea tcr, A weaael-souled, a*h-colorad, black-heerte4 traitor; A tknt'j that was foddered aad -Hani with care. From tbe public crib: like a soar-headed bear, Is growling ami raitini; a pittiful wbiae— His health requiring that be should •• decline'' A further vrit't from thr Adrainistratina. Therefor* he must bunt up tbi* great Yaakee tuition. He vrate* of peace, mid " exceeding their pow er*'— Isn't it a<ln l for hi' friends •> our* To step lievood our ancient land-marki To weed out a few belli.-h shark? We have levied au army of our men of toil And sent tbeai on the •' sacred roil ' To cru«h oat rebellion of the darkest dye ; With cool effrontery be ask* a* why We eutail expense in tuakiug of battle Against hi* frieud Davi*, and that kind of rat tle. And yet be say*. '• Jfi«M r»r4tm, I _ l.ove my country." he know* that'* a lie. If his heart with one patriot pulse should l«eat. I.ikr ■ meteor it would shine through his foul sheet: I'rrliap*. like a ««gc. he does not incline i Knowing his readers) to east pearls before swine. And now. Hid George, l>y way of a slant. Ituisca breeze for disuuion, old boy, yea can't. I pity your ignorance, your greater patt. As well your gray hair*, but uot your foul h I'll it. You're making yourself n e i>nti-m|>tit> t«* pup. Tliv lifil tiling in tbt world for you '» •• dry up. I swear liv tin- spirit of .Inrksoii tlie pu* — It I wouldn't d—til IIIP. I'd doit curt- — It' 1 were ill I'ortland—l'm so confounded w rat !■ y I'd nuisli you 'till it wouldn't hold coffee IUMAU. Tim I.Ktiisi.ATrHß.—liotli branches of die Legislature effi-eted a temporary organization oil Monday lant. Ferguson wns elected tem porary Speaker of the House, aud liurhank, ]'resident of (lie Council. There being no rjuorum in either branch, the Ijcgislttre has done nothing more than adjourn from day to day. There is a ssfficieut number licrc to form quorums in botli houses, but several members await the decision of the " Capitol (Question," now before the Supreme Court in session at this place. tyA gentleman in this place, a mechanic, learning that one of the heavy merchants had discontinued his paper, generously sub scribed aud paid for an extra copy, in order that we should not be a loser by our defence of the RIOIIT; while a correspondent savs, "keep a list of those who discontinue their subscriptions through rrvrniff —1 will make the amount good to you." With such evi dences of approbation, we care not for all the petty spite that can be brought to bear against us. A correspondent, writing from Teeka let, says: "There is one thing as n friend that I wish to call to your notice. Ido not mean to dictate or request it: I only ask you if you are not taking too much notice of the Vugrt Sound Herald 1 It is hardly worth the notice of the organ of the Republican party. Prosclt is a man of no character, nei ther is his paper, and to decend to ridicule him only gives him the more prominence." ♦»,« ...... ty Some secessionists on Sauvie's Island, near the mouth of the Willamette river, re cently declared, in true "chivalric" style, that "no d—d Abolitionist should raise the Amer ican flag on that island," whereupon Mr. Cline, of Portland, who owns a farm on the island, procured an "edition"of the Stare and Stripes, aud raised it over his farm. Mr. C. waited several days, but no "chivs" appeared to carry their threat into execution. ty The Mornittiinrfr says that the Oregon Steam Navigation Company are about com mencing tlie construction of a new steamer at tbe Deacliutea, for the navigation of the Columbia and Snake rivers. It is thought that a 1>oa» can be built which can run to Lewiston throughout the season. SKVKKB WRATHK«.—A Portland (Ogn.) paper rays that the month of November baa been unuaually disagreeable in that locality, there having been scarcely a fur day during tbe month. The weather here lu» been more severe than usual at the time of year. ANOTHER PAPKB. —We lean from the Or rgtm Argwt that a Republican paper is to be eatablinhed at Eugene City, Ogn* to be called the Stale Hepublttm*. ArKNoWLBOOMBNTS.—We are indebted to Capt. Curry and Mr. Jon*. Chief Engineer, of the earner EmUrjtrue, for farota. Hum TlDE*. —The tides HAVE bran ——- ally high the put week, lowing over the crowing on Second Street. (7' We are pi—wed to observe that John F. Damon, E#q., has rienmrd the central of the NortA-wat. fiuLO. ■■■ New diggings are reported to hare ben discovered on Clearwater, in the Kes I'eraee country. iy Tbe Columbia and Willamette riven an reported to be moth swollen by the lata IT* The daily mail failed several than the past week in conseqamee of high water. QT Enlistment in the Oregon Cavalry Company is progressing finely. ry Judge Wyche arrived from Vancouver on Sunday evening last. Judge Havs arrived hy tas( night's «tnge. Oathoiafs fey tho Woyride. lieut. Iv<*, of the rrpdar innv in Califi>r nia, baa dnntiil—making hie way Ka*t by the overland route Jamee *B. Clay, "tk Mv«tbr aon of a noble airr," who ia • eeeeaaieniat, was lately captured by a ax

teen year old boy. Cfcv waa fully * armed, bat na be bad no tinnr to "ralnal in and or der," be weakened lit B.F. Arnmf* the Carrier Dart, on the lTtb Oct, in fit. 11 deg. 17 nun. N, hmg. 117 *« . *7 ah- W, leak from tbe Chilian halt Cat. ftuafc, of Valparaiai, ('apt, Kris, and fimlun aan- BMn —the reaerl tiring in a ainkine ronditian. Hbe waa frum I*age« Hound far Vaiparniau, loaded with latnlwr It ie mid that the wife of that gallant old patriot, Commodore Htringham, wbo did ancb noble atrfaa in command of the Federal «|uadron which cap tnrod Forta Clark and llattoaa. on the coaat of North Carolina, baa ben Imaaly ingap.<d all the while owvcj inj information to the rebel*. Hbe baa, at bat, bee* detected in Ky, and w now in the hande of tbe proper diem that jdaca- The Ger man uopnlation in tbe I'nited Htatee ia rati mated at 7.300,000 It ia IV|lOfUjd OB what in tN-Urvrd to br venr good ulknritj that the Prince de .loinvilh- baa not only tilaced two of hia anna in the Federal army. ■Nit ha* al*o anbarrilted largely to the X athwart l<>an Apple* arc aelKng in Han Kranda co at t> and 7 rem* per ponud A recent cenanaof the N« I'errea Indiana makea their nmnlier alxHit 2,n(W It haa heeu found that flax mixed with anc-famth cotton make* an excellent cloth for calicoe* England and France have fouutl that they can yet nliMig lietter without our cotton than without our wheat. Zjatest Telecram. .forth Carolina" All Right." THE SLIOK/.L AS It MASON SKIZIHE. NEW YORK, NOV. 20.—Bishop Mel vnincaml family left to-day, for Liver pool. Immediately after the receipt of the news about the arrest of Mason and Slidell, it was deemed important by the authorities at Washington to make the prisoners, taken by Gen. Sumner, more secure than parole would warrant. According to orders received from the Secretary of State, Superintendent Kenedy had ex-Senator Owin, Calhoun Benham aud .T. L. Brent re-arrested and their baggage overhauled. They wcro taken to i (, ort Lafaj*ctte. Lettersto the New York Times, state that 5,000 robol troops are in New Or leans, well armed but poorly clothed. NEW YORK, NOV. 21.—A letter from Ilatteras Inlet, dated Nov. 18tli, says, North Carolina, by a Convention of delegates representing forty-fivo coun ties, has declared a Provisional Govern ment, and has entirely repudiated the Scccssiou Act of the State, reaffirming her loyalty and devotion to the Consti tution of tho United States. The Con vention met at Ilatteras on Monday last. The Act passed contained several sections. The substanco of which is: Ist. Declares vacant all the offices of the State. 2nd. Names Marble Nash Taylor, Provisional Governor. 3rd. Adopts tho Constitution of the State, with tho statutes and laws con tained in tho Revised Code of 1856. 4th. Repudiates tho Ordinunco of Secession passed at Raleigh, May 20. together with all other acts then adopt ed. sth. Directs tho Provisional Gover nor to order a special election for mem bers of Congress. tith. Gives the Governor authority to make temporary appointments to official vacancies. The Convention tlien adjourned, sub ject to the call of the President. Governor Taylor issued his procla mation for an election in the Second Congressional District on Wednesday, November 27th. Mason and Slidell, Confederate Com missioners, wore captured the other day on board the English mail steamer Finaal, from Bermuda to England. Thay were incarcerated at Fort La fayette. Serious doubts are entertained as to the legality af their arrest ST. LOUIS. NOV. 18. The arrest of Slidell and Mason cre ated iminenso excitement throughout the South. The arrest of the rebel Commission ers is approved of by the President and Cabinet and all the people of the conn try. The Federal troops have taken pos session of Pinckney Island, in Beau fort (S. C.,) watei and have taken all the able-bodied men of all conditions, prisoners, and taken them on board the veseels of tbe fleet. ST. LOCM, NOV. 19.—2 r. u. Gen. Hslleck, of California, took command of the Military Dc|«rtment of the West yesterday, in place of Fre mont In accordance with instructions from the Government, Col. Brown has com menced the Immhardment of the rebel batteries in l'ensacola waters. The grandest military review ever witnessed on this continent, took place today on the Virginia side of the Po tomac. Gen. McClellan, accompanied by the Cabinet, reviewed an army of near 100,000 troops. NEW YORE, Nov. 19. North Carolina Las declared henelf in the Union. It ii thought that difficulty with Eng land will grow out of the aeianre of Maaon and Slide!!. The Toronto Lead er aaya that it ia an insult which the beat government in the world would uot submit to. Kiw Ycax, NOV. 19. Advices from Port Royal per steam er Atlantic says, the position of oar troans is considered safe. Extensive works are rapidly pi oei easing. Gans are being mounted and entrenchments extended fourteen miles (ram flbe fort eh Ilikoa Head. A sin sill dimatrh from Fortress Mosne, •ndsr date of Nor. 16. says Oat HUdell aad Mama warn taken from the English mail steamer on the Bth, off Bermuda. Lieut. Fairfax aad thirty-five armed men weat on board with fire officers, and picked oat the Commissioners. They made a feeble resistance, bat were induced to leave. The commander of the steamer raved and sworn, calling the United States officer a " piratical Yankee." K nomas, oae of the rebel party, aba resisted, hot himself aad his colleague accompanied their employers into con finement. Blidell had his wife and four child ren on board, who were allowed to pro ceed to Europe. A Washington correspondence of the N. Y. TrUnate ssys: Lard Lyons has aot behaved like adiploaiatist since the news that Mason ana Slihell were Fortress Monroe. His Lordship says that Capt. Wilkes must return Maaou and Slidell to the bosom of the only Power woicli seems heartily to desire the friendship of this Republic. Qrixcy, Nov. 18.—A Washington dispatch Hays Goverumcut will make Beaufort an open port The capturo of Mason and Slidell created great joy at Washington, as did also the brilliant exploit at Tort Hoyal. Secretary Welles hns issued a letter of congratulation to Commodore Dupont. It is said the rebels arc still crowd ing iuto Winchester to oppose the pro gress of General Kelly. Gen. John son's force is concentrating at Center ville. There are but few troops at Manassas. WASHINGTON, NOV. 17. —After Eng land, Franco and Spain signified their intention to interfere in Mexican affairs, our Government sent a man-of-war to the Gulf to look after our interests. Another vessel was sent up the coast to Tampico to prevent the transit of rebels across the country and the • ship ment of cotton from the rebel States. These precautions had the effect of pro venting a traffic which was about be ing inaugurated. A Cairo dispatch of November 16th snys the steamer took the Camp Jackson prisoners to Columbus, Ky. The Memphis Appeal of November 15th says the Federal prisoners have been sent to Memphis. Col. Dougherty of the Twenty-sec ond Illinois is recovering. The Governor of Tonncfssee lins is sued an address to the people calling for arms. General Hunter has repudiated the treaty entered into between Fremont and Trice, relative to the conduct of the war. A Baltimoro dispatch, dated Nov. 18, says four thousand Federal troops are preparing to go into Virginia, and are on their woy up the Potomac. A boat was sent ashore with General Dix's proclamation. It was read to the peo ple assembled in a farm house, aud was well received by the Unionists. BALTIMORE, NOV. 16.—Gov. Hicks has issued a proclamation calling a special session of the Maryland Legis lature, at Annapolis, on the 24th of Novombcr, to establish Maryland in her old position as the heart of the Union, and render tho traitorous Leg islature of the Fort Warren members, of no account. The Norfolk Day Book of yesterday contains the following dispatch : MACON, (Ga.,) Nov. 14.—The Plant ers' Convention has adopted a resolu tion indorsing the defensive measures of the Government, and recommending a discriminative duty of 20 per cent, on the products of the United States. It was rumored also that if the war continued, the present crop should re main unsold, and the planters should not plant next spring beyond the wants of home consumption. SAVANNAH, Nov. 14.—The Federals are reported to have passed Fort Dian yestenlay. Boerox, HOT. 16. Captain Ilauter of the steamer Mh, from Bermuda, at Ualifo, ramti thai whan ha left Bermuda, a British ataam vessel and the rebel veesel iMb were in port, and the Britiah tmml had transferred har eawo of anna to tha Nuskritlt, and the latter had Mt Mason and Slidell on the Britiah which would take, them to Fnghnd, while die XmskrilU woold nn the block ade with the anna. Tha MM of tha British veesel the* were taken ftoaa haa not yak transpired. All the documents and and pasinrs of Mason and Biicell were eeiaeo. Their families were allowed to proeeed. The Captain of the British vessel de livered up Slidell and Mason under protest This is the anbstanee of the report If the psawgsrs m the Old Point boat Voaraase Moxaoa, HOT. 14. The Sk* Jacinto has just arrived from the const of Africa via tha West Indies, where the had been iisisiaf. for six weeks. Tbe port was electrified by the ti- «ng* thattbete Jaeiafebed on Uwri M«wi Slid ell and MMOB, who ««! going abroad as Miaiotars of the Soitk. era Confederacy. Com. Wilkes mid he woo Id rvnort 225to 1 5S3fcw5y™ < 1,1,1 hr - IV Bdridmn baiiaaboon rmmy will leave fortna NMIM for Port to-mana*, Xav. 11. with Hail, LIMBIM Yt, Xor. 11, It is reported, bat aot eotfraJ that tbo Uaiaa men of Tennessee£ takca poaaoosioa of Bristol. Federal fleet at Port Royal, everybody va greatly alarmed. .Small faia who were packing ap their goods a leave, bad MOB notified by the sathsr- Hies that they won Id aot he illnaad to carry off their good*. The British ateamer Arsn, which m rired at Aspiamall jad before the (Immpim, reports that the prriiaton Sumter was at Barbadoes, October 21 William B. Astor declines the aoa. ination for Mayor. A special dispatch to the Kew York I Tribune, dated Fortress Monroe, NOT. Jls. MVS Masoa aad Slide! 1 were aboaid the British Mail veesel. Wilkes sent aboard and demanded their surrender. The reply was there was not force enough to take them. Wilces sent an additional force and pat the San Jacin to into a convenient position. Slidell and Mason were then surrendered. The English steamer took them on board not knowing who they were. [?1 Their friends were allowed to proceea to their destination. Captain Wilkes, it is underctood, acted on his own re»- Sonsibility. Gen. Wool granted Sli cll and ifrason permission to send open letters to their friends this evening. There are 1,500 men now at Annap olis ready to embark. The current ru mor is that they are to reinforco Gen eral Sherman. NEW YORK, Nov. 15. ALARM IN RICHMOND. —The liicli mond Enquirer of Nov. 14, says: "In telligence Was received in this city \»rt night, and conveyed to the War De partment, that a large force of the ene my (Federal,) 40,000 strong, had in vudca the eastern shore of the State, crossing from the Potomac. Our whole force there (Itebel) is not over 1,800, and it will bo impossible to get rein forcements to them across the water." The N. Y. Herald's special corres pondent says the difficulty is progress lag bctweeu Col. Ilerrick of the 11th, Massachusetts regiment, and a Major of tho Tammany New York regiment. The affair grew out of the report of Col. Herrick to Gen. Stone in regard to the engagement at Bull's Blutt (Ed ward's Ferry,) which contained severe strictures upon the conduct of tho Tain many regiment. It is understood that a challenge has passed from the Major to Col. Ilerrick. The same paper says tho steamer Fingal has arrived at Savannah, with a cargo of war munitions, etc. A Richmond dispatch says: We have information that the authorities of South Carolina have communicated with the rebel Government upon the subject of hoistiug tho black flag, to which allusions have been made since the attack oil the const <jf their State. It is believed Gen. Lee bas received a communication from the War Depart ment, urging that their captives must be regarded as prisoneres of war. It is said tliat this will be disagreed to by the authorities of South Carolina; that the same course will be pursued as that adopted by Gov. Wise at the time of tho Johu Brown raid, and that when South Carolina is done with the iuva dors, the Confederate Government can have them. Savage, Vice Consul at Havana, who has been at Key West, says a force of 150 rebels had gathered oa Santa BOM Island, twenty miles from the fort; in tending, after being reinforced, to nub a night attack on Wilson's Zouam They were discovered and driven away with great loss. LATX raon Ecaorx.—Adviees from Europe in relation to Mexican afib are received. Spain and the Spaai* party In Memo hare resolved to im pose a King upon that country at th» Kint of tho bayonet. Of the three inces, Most* is the fcvorite. It" —hrjthrMTflanil and France ! and meat are to —dsaiui to iaspssf a sa* pension of anas on the heUgefent|* w ties in Meiieo, Tks undertake not •» the oondUesi which sU wished in*"- ■9* Saesasian haa bseoght evils on the Craak Imfians. Ammf thane it ialhe Inshiagapof srhs* Tbobjysand girls hare gene hatfc I kHlkllHMi OrW. *mlm mm stem* tkssb * Jmdp- WtxW. mmi dm Bsa* J»> W*- 1 mml JL E. IT ♦i^.trwpwWfcr^ Jrrmm bt iSu^dsj.

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