Latest from Mexico.
, on the 4th instant, we have later and interesting news from Mexico
The advices are from the City of Mexico
to the 19th and Vera Cruz
to the 22d ultimo.
A great portion of the country was in a most distracted condition.
A number of the guerrilla leaders, according to Imperial newspaper accounts, had drawn up and signed a compact to visit instant death on all Frenchmen and traitors caught, whether with or without arms in their hands, and their followers were executing these instructions.
It is reported that they had sacked a little town called Metopic, and committed many barbarities there and at other places.
The war between the Republican
and Imperial forces was quite active in Sinaloa.
It is said that Marquez
had defeated about four thousand of the former at Colima
, killing and wounding a large number and making prisoners of eight hundred.
A Republican attack on the Imperial
garrison at Mazatlan
had been repulsed.
It is reported that Parfirio Diaz
, the Republican
leader, who was intrenched at Oajaca, had burned down a great portion of the city in order to improve his defences.
had left the capital to conduct the Imperial
operations against Diaz
was supposed to be at the town of Arispe
, in Sonora
A coal mine has been discovered near Monterey
was in Havana
on the 4th instant, en route