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THE OREGON AUGUS.
rVIUIHIO 1VMV (ATVKDIV NOBMXO,
BY WILLIAM L. ADAMS.
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SPEECH of Dr. A.G. HENBY,
Delivered before, the Cilizrnt nf Corvalli
on the Evening of December 'Ad, I8."i.r,
On the mlijecl of the pending
Rogue River War.
. FtUom-Citittnt! I appear before you
night with a view of correcting, ai far aa practice
ble, I he false impression that have been made up
the public mind in thia Valley through I lie columns
of tlio "Oregon Statesman," and ov.r the official
signature of the Executive of llie Territory, in re
latieu to the cause., and progress, of tlio Rogue
Hirer War; and I do ao the more readily, for the
reason thnt I liuve tuken au active part in the wnr
from the day of the general outbreak to the lime
' of being disbanded by the General Older of the
Governor, No. 10, dated Portland, October 20ih,
1855, mid which wa received by Capt. Smith, Ihe
commandant of Fort Lane, (to whom the order
waa directed J on the 2d day of November follow-
It ia no part of my intention to Buy anything that
can with propriety be construed into a personal as
aault upou any gentleman here or elsewhere ; and
notwithstanding I may In llie course oi my re.
narks animadvert with some severity upon the pub
lio aula of the Executive nnd his recognized organ
.the ''Oregon Statesman," I wish it distinctly un
derstood thut I entertain no unkind feel. tigs person'
ullu toward either Gov.Curry or .Mr. Bush. I huve
only to do on this occasion with their public aclsi
which are legitimate eubjecta tor cnlicibin, oom
' hero aud elsewhere.
I have said that false impressions have been made
upon the public mind through Iho ageuiy of the
Executive, and his organ, Ihe "Oregon States
man": nud I will nrocecd in as brief a manlier as
practicable to give the eridence upon which this
ooinion la based i for I auk no mun to take m
atateineuU for truth without proof, in preference to
statements made by ooirespoudentsof the ''States
man,'' and which ore endorsed by the editor, and
the deliberate declarations or the Executive ol in
Tenitorv over his official signature.
The renders of the ' Statesman" will sustain me
in the assertion that Ihe whole tone and tenor of
its correspondence and its editoriuls, from Ihe 2Uth
of October up to the present time, have been to
make the impressions: first, thut the war was pre
vailed hv the outrages committed bv citizens of the
Valley, and that iho horrible massacres of Tuesday,
. the 9lh of October last, wonld not Have liiKeii
place, but for the lawiess attack made by Ihe cut
una nnder the lead of Mai. LiiD'.on and Gen. Mil
W. flvriili irnnilemen of hiiih churacler. and lend
ing Democrats,) on the Kiola camp on Bute creek,
on Monrlav morninir of the 8th of October last, the
-- , n
day before the genoral outbreak ; secondly, that
the force called into the held by Co.. koss, wo le
gal military commandant of Kngue Kiver v alley
Inalett nartiet of men. acting without au
thority of laa, and with the view of waging a war
of extermination against the Indians. But lest this
may be questioned by some, I will make a few
quotations from that sheet, and then submit the
mnrae of Uie Statesman, in contrast with the real
facta of the case, fur your deliberate and unbiassed
We copy from the editorial column of the Stales-
man of Oct. 20. the following ;
"Mattkkb South. Our correspondent, "Not
tfnri " mi'iiilntm an attnek noon n Dartv of thirty
five Indiana ueur Table Uoek. We learn from Mr
,'Swick who was alao our correspondent's inlor
t tka ai.ti.i.laM rtf thnt Mtlnnk In ha us fol'
Jows: the Indians were encamped there, and con
' .sisteil of, men, womeuuud children. In the night,
.a party of eighleeu men (two uincra oeiiig si auunru
,on the opposite bauk of the river to pick off any
.who might chance to escape and attempt to swim
.across it) crept np near ihe camp and selected a
iplace where they could fire in thecump, and step
.back a few steps and be out of sight of the udiaua,
.:t !.. w-BA f.rm ufruin tvliHtl theV
.could ftep op and fire & again ret re liom sight. As
- i:1.t ... ln .V,Bnurn ill lllHinnR.
i uua liirl.1 Jtnnilirh In ltirirn ttlB llldittnS. 1
.wu vhm " w - .
ithe attack commenctd being on indiscriminate
.slaughter of men, women and children. The In
diana were surprised, and nble to make little resial
;ance, ami weie soon all killed but one, who es
caped. They bad but two or three guns, and hit
.nobody with those. The ouly mail killed, Major
Lupton, representative elect, was shot through the
breast with an arrow, by an Indian who was down,
aud supposed to be lifeless or disabled. Another of
the attacking party was badly, and it was feared
.mortally wounded. None others were wounded.
Mr.Swick informs us that tins was done in revenge
ifor tho killing of Fields and Cunningham ; that
these Indiana were not known to have had
anythiug to do with any of Ihe murders, or lo be
hostile, but that it was the purpose to make an in
discriminate slaughter of Indians. He says oboul
150 men we e organized when he left, for the pur-
i ..k:.. .i uimn and exterminating Indi
ans: that there were plenty of men and horses
in the) alley for the purpose ; ana uianurj
ed nothiug bat arms."
In the Statesman of Oct 2"lh will be found the
toUowinf, the concluding paragraph of a commu
wished," if a few rerklrse aud Irrrsjionsilile white
men, who huve been the first agersMors, could be
made lo bear them company lo llie olhei world."
The following paragraph will be founj in a long
editorial on the subject of our Indlaa wars, of the
same dale, (Oel. 27tli) t
"Tlio' hostile feeling hod before existed south,
Ihe immeiluite cause of Ihe outbreak, on Ihe Dili,
wus the ma ncre near lablo Hoes; on Hie 0111.
It is not probable that, wilhoul Ihe imuaucre, an
oul break would have occurred at lhal pirtwulur
time, ami there ia no reason lo suppose lhal it
would havo yet occurred. '
That the Statesman editor was anx ous lo make
the imoression on the iiublic mind that the Ulli Reg
iment of Oregon Militia, called lino Ihe field by j
Col. Roes, by authority of lw, were lawless parlies
of men acting without auihorlly, is the fact lhat he
repr.uled Ci pl. Hm ih, of Ihe Regulais, as hav
ing couiiuuiid, and lhat tlio battle woe fought by
the regulars and two compsn ea of volunteers from
the Northern Baltul on nailer command of Caput
rtMilev and Gordon, when he must have known
thut Col. Rom had the cunmiaiid, and conncuuenr
ly mut hod with him a portion al leust of his regi
ment. Hear what he snye editorially in his paper
of Nov. 10th:
Tun l-'i.iiiT S..1ITH lii Ihe most of our edition
last week, we fuve a br ef account of an attack
...u... ll.A l. .IMII ittltl ill linirii. River, bv a party
of regulars and volunteers, in winch the whiles were
repu.sed, Willi a loss ol lliiw nuuiaro aim "
i.. n... i u..a lu.ntv 'nnnili'.l lour morinlly.
The volumeer killed w a son of Rev. Jacob Gil-
'pic, a iiieinber of Ihe last Assembly Horn L.ane
county, lie was ill Capt. ball. ) company 01
thut Co., Khichwasm Ihe encagrnirni. Ilia
suid no ludiuus were killed. By dhpatel.ca
received by us a few hours before news 01 llie ai-
lack ami repulse dime, we n ainea mai nn- iuu...
were encamped upon a hi:h nwuniaio, with Iheir
women ninl elnl lreii, stock mid plunder, which was
heavy j (much having been ia:eiy cupium i u.
. ,.it ,i,pk imiiM) that thev were too much
eucumbered lo move re..dily, and had evideiil y
planted Ihemselves mere mr a ngin. i tie
forlili d so .trou-ly thai CoiiL Smith, of Ihe regu
lars, deemed it unsdv sable lo attack lliein with
rifles, fearing be would be repulsed, n is plan was
A .'..! i.!. i...witvi.i- ilium Mtt eminence three-
IU UII II"
fourths of a mile distant, commanding their tamp,
and fmm which lie could mrow sneu aim Bmpo
anion" them first uniting until a sutlic eut uuiu-
i.... r ,. t.il iinicait tn ullbid three columns,
each siiilicieui to whip the liiiluins; and Motion Off
i.un. .nil, i.i iha I.IK.HIV could not Uluke its ecow
w.thoiit encounleiiiig one of llum, lie pmposed lo
drive them from their camp and fort.licatioiis with
the howiurra, ninl tlien aitaes mem wmi uuc".
Thc attack was mude e.nl er llian the above plan
.....i.i nu nrf. rh. and we are inclined lo
l.A llii.l ll.m l.lMll hrennie imoatienl. and
uie wp'ii."" . i
ma.le a premature uttiek, which resulted as Cap!
o .... j s Tim biaverv und cool
am in icwr' - ,
ness of Capl Smith, of the regulars, is spoken tit in
the highest terms, and lie is rep.tocnieu
t. ......... it... Iisllu.l Anlii1ilirf D. Willi irtiuiuia
ii uni.i Hint he lit id ii e iiueii iir.u
1U UMICria, at. wa - . . . , .
exposed in the fire of H.e enemy, and it is lliouffin
lo be surjinsny lliai lie eseap.u um'".
men also behaved well."
In tli anxiety of the editor lo keep Col. Ross in
ihe bauk ground, and lo laud Capt. Smith of Hie
reiruiar army. lie hos allowed hinwelf to be betray
ed iuto the political indiscretion of doing more than
justice to Iho regular troops, at llie expense of the
nl,miMr force, bv bestowing umiualinea praise up-
ih.. while he attributes the defeat of Captain
Smith's well laid plans lo improper conduct on (he
nnrt nf lilt! voluiltetnv
If the editor of the Statesman was misted oy
false representations lo do nn unintentional injus
tioe to the brave volunteers engaged in tnal naia
r i.i .....I kin,,ilv Imitle. mora destructive and
UUllt .MM "'-""J ' - -
hlonrfv il.an Ihe battle of Okee Chohee, in Florida
in proportion to the number in the field, why has ho
not done them iuslice in his paper ot Saturday last
yfiar having; been forced to admit that he has been
imposed upon by hie southern correspondeqbJ.
Wliv has ha not mentioned in lerma of commend
ation the gallantry of Captains Bailey, Breese,
Rinesison. Gordon. Williams, ilarrie, and wuson,
all of whom are justly entitled lo as much credit
as the editor has awarded so willingly lo coptain
Smilh. Every body on Ihe ground knows that ihe
commander, Col. Ross, was more exposed thai.
Cnpt. Smilh, and if it yiifeurpruiiig," as alleged
hv Uu States man, th.it Capt. Sm th escaped un
hurt, it is still more 'siirpris ng" that Col. Uos was
nut shot down i and yel there is no mention made
by the Statesman of Ins having been on the
It is well kuown to every body n Rogue River
Valley ihut Mi.i. Filzgernld had n.. oppurtuuily af.
forded him while in the valley for a disp'ay of his
acliiiowle.lired nallnntrv. He wa not in the battl
nf "Grave Creek IMIs." beinu nreveuled by sick
l.esa, but li s company was, under command of
their Orderly, the Iient. Mint being lefl in the rear
with the baggage. Ihe company did nol distinguish
themselves above any one company of volunteers
... .i ...,l .i.n -i hear what is said iu the
UU HIO giwui'Ml J
Statesman lust !Satuid.,y, editorially, ol mem
"GENERAL OIlDMI.S, NO. 10.
"IUad QuaTas, TaaaiToav or OarOow, j
l..,l..l II..I vilih. 1M.'iS. I
"INFORMATION having been revived thl
.1 .1 a I 1 1.. SJ ( la.
la .s..M f,..,w lliM BlMlf ntlll of thai Illllillll. ill tat
all tdc principal uiru were bMit, nol iheiid
h a destruction of lite) of Iho
...man. The iir ncloal raime of that 1 infer to
"INFORMATION having been received uii women, i-"r -,7 "
ama-d MrtiV. have taken the fi. ld iu Sou.bern Or- have been .he (act that the light took place u 1 e ly
armed panus nave t . uf , in .1,, morniiitr thai Ihe women were not diitm-
Ogon Willi llto Itvww yityv
extrrmination against ihe Indians in lhat section of
the'lerrilorv.tiid have elauiihiereil wilhout rea
pect loago or sex, a band of fiiendly lud ana upon
Iheir reservation, in uep le 01 inn auiii-iiij ...
- .. . ... 1 ..It! ll.a
llietr iBwoaiwiii .m ..-. ... rt.
Indian Agent and Ihe command ng oftVers or Ihe
Uniied Sutea Hoops slatamed there, and contrary
to Ihe iieace of the T. rr lory, it is therefore ordered
.1 . .1 ... lK ...rm nflha lialLllinnS Sll-
lliai me cuiiniia k ... -
ihev inielil eomnieiioe with a more murdflfaus and
cll'.elive blow upon the whiles.
"The attack upon the csnis of the Kiotss may
be considered The first uct of the war, by those who
consider the whiles the agKressors but proierly the
first acts of Ihe war were the petty outrages of the
Indians all over the country, and Iheir niurdsrs of
whites on the Illinois river, and the Humbug and
. . j . 1 c.L: r. .1..
. i. i... l. . ...l.m.iu.n i.f Ihe (joveiUOT
' llliiru vj ..v. ---- -
I the liih dav of tciober, hwlaiil. will euforce Ihe
di.liamlingi'l an arim o p-imi-a -
Into ihe service of the Ternlory by Virtue ot saio
'-The force called into the service fur the sup
prcs.ion of hosldiiies in ihe Rogue River aud Ump
qua valleys, and chastuwiiienl of Ihe llile parly
of Bhasla, Kogue KiVcr. auu ouier mum
: .1... ...nl.n..Ki. ii. imiilliaril Oreirnn. is
nienacniK wc.iirn.... ... . j.
deemed entirely edeuuale to achieve Ihe object of
the eampsiun, and uie utmost oouuueiicr -
iu thaciiiunsof that part of Iho Territory lhat
they will support and niaiiitaiu the aulhunl) of the
Executive by cordially co-operanua wun ... v.m-
i . n - f it,., ijtrritnrial furce. the com-
niunu he i'iuv.-ri . .
mending offioer of Ihe United Slalee troops, aud
llie special agents Ol llie suuiau uiynuu" .
"A partiznu warfare against any baniia or In-
j:.... i..ni.;,. iirh.r,lars.or on our front icrs, is nreg-
. ...i.. ....i. n,... h .f ni' will be viewed with
am vui win
distrust and disapprobation oy eve.j.
values the peace uud good order of llie settlements.
It will reci ive no countenance or supiorl from the
Executive authority ot me lernmr,. -
E.M. BAaxuM, Adj. GeneruL"
u III" H - , , ,
.i i.. .... il.a Hi.H H lia Mun Jaima A.
CUISIIBOIV Hl'UI ...... -
Luploii received a uiorlal wound, from Ihe ell. cU
of which he has since died. A )oung man uy llie nppiegaie.ona ins n)i)i nmimim-w .
,,,, 0f shepard, also, waa seriously wounded, ; lasi of which Iho volunteers pursued llie murderers
probably fnlally-sev. nil irthers elighlly. The lo the Kioto ramps, where they had taken shelter,
ink-lit following Ihe difficulty, the Indians started , and ailacked them, killing portion of them and
down Rogue river, killmgevery person whom Ihey the n oias. i tie war came men, 01 course, it
NMl.slealiiig what stock they could find, taking might huve been prcc plated upon Ihe hostilo
' ..... i ,:..n ....... fm.n Mr. HinU ve. bands before their plans were matured, but it did
SOIIIB ei iniw oih mv... ..- ---- - j --. -
Dr. Miller ami Mr. Sehreflien. also, lost some fine not find them uuprepared, nor indisposed for war;
horses and mules. Al Mr. Jewell a lerry, aa mey auu war in na utosi ootnoio lotio.. u. w
nassed they killed one mau aud wounded iwo oill- not proouceu oy iins, nor ujr muj inner at. ....
11. . U I in i lii . ai.Tii-.il ll aittirilu ills Manill nl In
era. At Air. l-.vens uiey wtiunueu iu, .- . ...rv .... --
since died From thereto Juliip-oft" .loo creek eonie causes which have produced the war at Ihe
every house wue ailacked, nnd the iumules killed, East aud North, causes for which the white nl
though some escaped wound, d. The most horrible least, In this valley-are not at au responsioie.
act ol all was uie hiiiuiiibu uiawiui. . .m..
,i..r and infant daLihier. Her husband was ab
r.nm linnic. and when he returned what an
i:.. .;i.t ni.t In. i.vaa ! some tuirtv or lonv
drunken Indians were dunciug and reveling over
some pluuder Ihey had taken Innn some wagons;
. . . r . ... J 1. I I..J 1.. .n.
hi barn and grain, aim stocaj aiu nai in. w..
,. barnana gran , . -- . - n fn- ,Maia mvo.
sullied oy nre i nisuweiiiuu; o. -- . - --
. . ' . . i I. I.'...!. I...... I . U. ..Hu....i. . a..I.uI .. ...In. ii In
before assistance couni reacu ii.tii ii waa.iwf um.i.-i anioiiB. no njiinsuw .u wmuiv..
.A M.i..r Kiizireni d came upon III inuiaua
while no one ol the volunteer compauiee under
command of Col. R. has ever been complimented
with a notico of the faet that they were in the
"Alaj. Fitzgeruld's com n and left here Tuesday
morning, en route lor ine uaiics. n. wiuj". .
his men have won a b gh lam south foi ga.luniry
and braverv, and the peop.e in
ii,.R. M!n..i.ni v. t a n.i
Willi .linn .v.hs.. - -
share of the men were 'domned lurr ner.
Vni iha t..ast remarkable feature of tide docu
men! Is the fuel that all the allegations are couched
In noiiies term iiolhitiE lo indlcule a doubt on
the mind of Ihe Governor of their truth j and yet
we have the most conclusive and uiidetiiable evi
dence that all the allegalione are a and un
founded in ereru tubetantial particular. I wil
lata them unaud disliose of them m Ihe order iu
which the charge are made. And, first, "that
armed porfiea have tukeu the field in Southern
Oreuon." The army ill Ihe field in Southern Ol-
egon, at ike time this enler was issued, was called
into the field bv the legal and constitutional milita
ry commandant of that military district. They
were regularly enrolled, supplies wore regularly rur
ui.hed by the legally appointed Qunrterinastc
General, and every lh li2 was done ill strict accord
anco with Ihe military law of Ihe Territory, aud
military usage, as the records, journals, and ac
munis I. nl bv Col. Ross and Quartermaster Gen'
eral Miller, will lmw j consequently they were
not, in Ihe technical sense intended by the iiover
nnr. ''armed oartie:" but were a regularly organ
izad reiriment of Oregon mililia. called inlo service
to meet an emergency that could not be met iu
anv other way. It must be borne in mind, that
the first company of volunteer called into the
fi. M hv the Proclamation of the Governor, did not
pus through the Canyon inlo tho Valley until the
night of the 30lh of October, twenty days alter the
general outbreak of the Indiana.
Tha ai.eond a eL'ution I, that tlioso armco par
tin "hate tlaughtered, without retpeet to age or
ex. a band of friendly Indiana npoa their reier-
ration" It ia well understood thai this oliarge nas
reference to the attack made by volunteers under
the command of Maj. Lupton and Qr. Master Uen.
Miller, on the morning of the 8th of October, Ihe
day before the generuloutbrenk, and since thia at
tack ia charged as not only having been the cause
of the war, but as justifying the allegolinn of the
Ki.varnnr now under consideration, I must be excu
sed for spending more lime wilh it than ut first
blush may be thought necessary, llie allegation
that this attack was made "on a band of friendly
Indiana, en their retenation, is ao palpably I ante
aiidunfounded.andknowntobe no by everybody
at all acquainted with the bounds or the roserva
tin. tli.t I will not detain vou with the proof, al
it will he found incidentally proven by the
evidence I shall adduce in proof of the falsity of
the oilier allegations.
No well informed man will question the slate
m, nls of the Atenl having fhnrge of all Iho In
Inns in Sou hern Oregon, being the highest grade
of evidence lhal can be adduced to settle questions
now at issue ; and I shull rely upou bis sluiemcms
mainly to sustuin the charge I make of llie falsity
of the preceding .tllcgulion, and the charge that
all these allegations were com nilted i defiance ol
hie authority ; as also that Ihe war was brought
nn l,v the white. The following will be touna in
a communication published iu the Statesman of
Oct. 20th, 1855, over lliesiguuture of "A Miner,''
and which, I am authorized lo say, was written by
the Indian Ag' nt, (Dr. Ambrose.). If I have been
misinformed, Mr. Bush knows, aud can set me
JacksonvIl'h, O. T., Oct. 1 1 , 1855.
SinWo aie aaiu in llie midst of the most ter
rible Ind au war ever kuuwu to this country. I
doubt nol hut you may search the annals of history
in va.n to find anything lhat exceeds, hi savage
barbarity, llie deeds of lliesu soulless miscreants j
and I doubt much it Ihere ever lived a more for
midable savage (w to the while man Hum this
!sl,n.Ln Indian. AO Da.ns Have Deen
oeiure urs i.ino i ..u v. mi. ...
......i in l....r t II sadder uewj. for more despe
rate, reckless, daring, snvuge demons exist no
whero upou Uie race ol uie eann, aim m i
.....ili..iu. .u.-.n. mil onitillHlleas 1 doubt if thev
ever had au equal. Old Sum, chief of llie Rogue
Wh le In Roorue river valley the Indian Agent
(DocL Ambrose) did me Uie honor to read to m
his official reports to the Superintendent of Indian
Affairs for the months of August and September
last, coming up to within eight day of Ihe general
occur recapitulate the murder that had been
Ihere a. they were leaving, and saw ten on ho.e- b , ,,,;. lnd dw.Iurel hM B(Ir
back, five ol whom he killed uuder full jump for ".u.eu j ... . ... M,u
' , , . i MviatM aava that the A tlMll of the Valley
th mountains. A iiir. jone waa m.iu iU ,. ...- , j- - .
Yard, and his house burned i his lady and child had borne with the outrage a long as cou.d be
made their escape. Mrs. Jones was seriously --nB,,,i . it..t ludinn from the Reservation were
wounded. A Mr. Ilurr waa killed at h. bouse Annie-ate at the time of
hi. little gi.l wounded ... the arm J I... wile .peo. - " , .. ..... u,
Tlie trKM rfUClird Uieru jUHl iu lima lo nvo nnr uio mmum i - "r
llltf. llirio wtio u n i ivn v t' ..-. -
and in all probability many more have been killed 00Ilfia,.nce any but Sam' band, etc, ftf.
before lb s t.me , and before the close of the week M ,
turo the stscrtion that no candid man will believe
for one moment that tho citizen of tho valley are
n any way justly responsible for the war. It ia to
I,.. th il the SuDerintendent will D.'rmit those
River's, was solicited, coaxed, B'ld miauy inren.eu. ,
-i .oi, u..r aa.iiist all his wonle. if he did not reports lobe published, ns an act of justice to the
inin. but without avail. He took his men up into citlI0gll 0r Rogue river valley t nnd also to relieve
.1 ..I nr. ll linn, la ware at work On 1 . . . i n !
itiv iiiouu.i....i ... i frnm amharrassmcnr our jjeieuaie id uiiarem, in
Ihe reserve, and protected them and Hie stoelt Hint ..... .. , . :. ....
belonged to the r.erve. The young men, ,m. n.a enorui u. om., .p,,ropr,aUo.i...
. .... A ..r ii.a I ..r ii.a u..... k.h
ployed to coudtici Hie wora on me cuu ui m. . cpoir oi w. uvui....u .....
mama the oatt that was set apart for the Shasta Thai is already cnouirh of morbid sympathy eX'
Indians-was murdered, hi. body horribly mulila- nd t Wlulllinfton in faTOr of
ted, cut across the forehead and face with an axe, ' ,
fromappeerancc while .ieeping The Pr . vision. Uie "poor persecuted Indian and .hould the al-
....a i.. .a. i...ui,,rf t ilmi rtirt uf the reserve weie Wation. of the Governor, in his Order. No. 10.
,.. ........... ...... r-- .a.., --" ' .
destroyed or laaeii on, aim mey ien "..ii md the opinion or tlio statesman, He permitted to
miuatiou to fight a. long a. one wo. living and able nnooll.radicted. Congre.. will be more like-
to bear arm As in ine war oi io.u. me ........- t . , . . i ,
have all the guns in the country Those ludiana ly, in imitation of their Governor, to pass a law of
have each a good rifle anil revolver, ana am sanm. outlawry against oouiuern uregon, mau to appro
in the use of them. They will, without doubt, . (a m m "armed purtie that have
unite with Ihe Klamath, end all the disafiveted In.
dians in the .urrouuding country J in lact tma utile ...
.... .. ... .11 I .J J.....I .r .nmn. a m..r .vl.niiiii.liiin Sffninn
baud of Shatsar ine terror oi n .ui... .u uuv. . - - -s
tr.haa. and manv will ioin believing them invinci-1 .u. Indians in Uiat icotion of the Territory, and
ble i they never have beeu whipied, nor do ihey have illlulller.d wiUl0lll rMpect to age or sex, a
believe thai wh. e men can ao . '-" . .... ... UDOn .. . rtKtmtio. ,n
tity or a war, allliougii many xaiuuui. n. m.m.. , . ,
be lost in consequence of it. despite the authority of the Indian Agent, and the
" I liara will ha. WllllOUl B liuuuii un. iiu.im.v ,.imrr nlli,ap nl the IJllllei. HlntittlrnouB SU1-
r...i:.. ....tn.iva nf ilia Klamath, to contend . . . , ... .... m
...u..., -. .... j------ , .. tioued tuero, and contrary to uie peace oi mo ier-
w th i and the Klamath I know lo be under the i '
,..ni,nl nf 1)1,1 John, but I do nol know how nume- ntory." No man or sense can benevo tor a mo
" ' ... . ... I..
.1.... U,.n tat.r. 111 ftp Hill CaillB IlltO f t
uua uirj nivi i r- ....
Lane und claimed proiecnon were wining
da HiivihinL'. thev nay. to have
a iii.'sii. ia. oiaies. n i..-....
ment Uiat Congress can be induceu to appropriate
one dollar for defraying tho expense Incurred by
our citizen, whifo tngaged In the perpetration ot
uch flagrant act of murderous outlawry, ns above
, : 1 detailed over the official signature of the Kxecu-
Am I not met fully susta.noa ny tne eBu...s
extract, in ,he positional have Uik.n !-.hat llie - j-
war waa not tlio rwult uf the attack on the Kiota a "UM " h
. .i m . i v. I Hflst nracticublft Dcriod.
camp on Kutte creek on tn6 0inoiuci.iiui. --r .
r . i i U rinn vuurA in Miliitinn in th nmniint nf TnTcm 1A
they were not on the Iteservaiionwiienaiuicaou
. , n.. i..j;.n.. hut nn t,e quired to carry on the Southern war against the In-
that they were not friendly Indians but on me n
' 1 . . .1 nn. an a oo tn ilia aptllam in tlia va lev Hint npo
contrary, got just wnat tney aeserveuniun. -
no part of U.u design of Maj. Lupton and General tectum which they have . right to claim from the
Miller to "slaughter them without regard to age or
. . ..... n . i. 3 t.. Ins etttirwrtten to tie "Salesman." and nub
K-x" lhat they hit lett tne uesei viiiion in uc.pno --
of his authorilj, after having been admonished of LUd on the 90th of Oct. hist. I urged that-force
. . . 1 f 4hn,imJ mean mh,.A k lifniinrht turn IhA
the oonscquenco. that would result from their uiso- " . ' . ,
bedi.nce-tl.at tho war wo. not brought on by tho field wi.h a. little delay as practicable and I Bits
white that the only alternative now left for the tained thi. o1.inion by referring to Uie history or the
wnuos uiaiui. . , i ,,., i . J w nin.
citizen, of the valley wo. to "kill ti.em on,- or, ; . "
. . . . nl, M.11M.H in I alinwaH that al
iu other words, to exiermtnaie mem. -
t tnoueti lliai was ao uneit. idvui uruiiio cuuniiy
In confirmation nf the opinion of Uie Agent, ana
- . .... i wnue our in uoguo river vauey was worae 10 niiu
by way of .Lowing that Ihere ,. but on. opinion .d
Southe rn Orcaon upon he Buhject ol tne war ana .......
oouine rn vn r J ...... number of Indian in Uie field about the mme us
that the charge so einphaticully made here to-night .
unit uio iuuii " . , t hnaa renub.d to havo been with B lack Hawk, and
bv the Speukerofthe House of Keprcsenutnesoi r
1 , c ... ,r,. Tar moro warlike in their churncter and yet we
the Territory of Oregon, (Dclazon Smith) "That , ' .
tne terriiorj oi K , v had it the fie d on that occasion one thousand reg-
the war wat gotten up by Urew, o, nenry y .,-, c i
1 r ii nr trains under command of Mat. Gen. Scott, and
Co for the purpose ol tmnaung ine govern- . , , ,
vo.,jor ! j " lamiJiniiannd vounteers. nud wilh l is ar'e force
miit." owes is or gin to hi unscruputou. out - ... ' . . , , , .
meni, w . k the war lasted six months; and I made the fair
ferti e ina" nation ! hear what the editoi or the
lerine uu t 1,:, and rog ca deduction, that two thouiand would
T.l. I!,. k Sent nel' nv upon tin war questiun.
Tti-ia.iia,, has recently been .l.rted in Jackson- not be a larger propor..on.bl. force con. dering
y'l e, and i. edited by three gentlemen of high na.ura. obc.o. to tie overcome, ,n.a wo. n
vine, aim ' . , ihree thousand in the Black Hawk war. But tin
standing and character, ana who caunoi oe u eaum-
standing auu c, , , . .. . . . "Statesman" aw pmper to ridicule my opinions,
edtobe prejudiced in favor or Ihe Wings, Doing r .,
o. r J . . ... ,A .nt nn his readers sirainst adoDt ng them, and
.1, prominent Democrat, copy tm ,m A
number of thai paper, published Noi.mber 24. ' amp,y-,nn.cinl to carry on
Much has b.t-n said about the war in P'hni ear h. MJ.. uJer ejitoria
Ihewor. Some are roraitncn ngine iwii
i. ...i ..r
south foi gailumry d to ell(Jravor ,0 ivilixe ll.em, but wilhout
n thai iwction part i j,ooluum.at,. iy to ciideavoriodoany
ml iced that a larue i ., . . .. .. Lai ,i,.,n ! un Monday
morning last a company of volunteer attacked a
Abr.v..ndchiv.lr,cmnlikeM4Fi,zge,a.d -J-l 'J
should rather consider himself msulied, than com- " ' Kjri whon4d t,,,, am.oymg the tilers
plimenled.by such a notice, under a l the c.rcum- o ,ulte l;ree a .unner by their repeated petty
stances, and will no doubt so regard it ; for those tl,elU und depredation, of various kinds. 1 he.
whe h.;. won breve, rank, i 1
will not suffer themselves to be bedaubed W.IU nn-. ljni, wou)d unfr,ry return lo ther old camp
merited p.aise. ground, near Ihe mou.h of Bulle creek. The wt-
I will not mend time in furnishing further evi- ,, pi.ce had b ooine exhaust, d. and hey
I dene, to prove what I have charged as being the , 1
eourse of Uie Oregon Salesman in reiaiiou .... iatnfJ According.)- they mad. pr.para-
I will now proceed lo give .be evidence o. tua lliaichfd down to Uld J.ae s camp at
i .... t . . . nl.mA ll.a allm-k. 1 be
Uu. sitmatur. of "Xotlart.? d.ud , U,. falsity of tn. charge, made by me ds-br. an- ,mI(wdl.
Wi.che.ter.OcLl4:h,1853 and which were, w..hoot quahbeauon. reite. .,,a fouod ,,..hre. ...ad
. ' v j .i . 1 ...a iH h. the Eieeulive u. the Order to 'r'J " . . r..ur of rmm were very
"I think Ihere si but .me oouoi uiai or;.". a... ., bofli-s,eKi" c . . . . . .j.
" . . ... . ji: i. ii. .... ,,.a j .k. nit ...H in remove all . ...j ..,m,n md children. An luoi
whicn 1 aliuoeu in ... , , arro, SIHJ .c... , , ,,,-
a m.i .. . w". w .
x .... A, Mntmitted. and I ivcs lost. 111
V Curtliar dace is lo be apprehended. My in-
ferm.nt report, amp! (Wee aud wppiie. lo exter-1 proceeding to the proof I
tuicate the aee, -a cotsumniction devoutly to he , na7 o.bdu
doubt on that point. n w" mo,, "in"ii
eo, """"- -.. v.
D DOT. Wil"rr ' '
men n.oto than were found, Hoauug down Lb rrvef.
Ihe .Kilil cal parties, and oih. rs are for attaching
We have given our
Ilia u'a.oa " , , , .
v ew, iu p.rt, upon this subject, and will add fur
ther, that we do nol nei eve uin. num "&
democrat party are liable for the war, or its con-
1...1 . h.r atata tlmlis our honest
sequence- " "v , -
conv clion that so far a ihe war in this immediate
section of couutry ut concerned, lhat it had Us or gin
as early as Ihe rail at o, not boihk- ......
political iiiovemeul whatever. And now that the
i..a:-. n,.Hi., niniualioii in their barbaron
l.M v..t.u...n H.mrrfrals and whigs. let u at
mutual. c.v. .
least, in Southern Oregon know nonci acting, s
we are, Iu the midH of a deadly savage war, in a
sparsely settled Country, nurmunded by mounlams
and canyons, well calculated W. profct our coin-
mooeueiny,ileertauiyDcouie. m. uu.,
lover of hi. couutry, m. matter what his p.hlica
views m.y be, to unite hi entiie energies, oui
. . . ..... - .j a.f.n... r.t nnr
and body, in the proi. c.toit au u.r..... ...
eommou country. ... (L.
So far from having oeen aiiaurin,
field. f.r defeuce, every body knows n .w lhat the
Indian, have been a long lot e preparing for war,
aud lhal Ih-y are bel er prepared wi.h rules, revol
vers and sinmnnilien, than Ihe wh tea.
-The manr mor lem. thefts aud lobbene. cm
milled by iheM.asb .KU.in.h. Applrg.ie and II
lino . bauds, dum.g Ihe foot three month, were
not merely the result of Hie r h-lile oi. Uon. bill
... e.j.. -l.;..h ...nsral concert nd Midi-
Ol llie minium.-. 1. " - - .
..liial orroarafion hd uspirea, ana wi.....
uf. V :n..H..L nt .T...1rvini'',llA nr.itninaiit in
VUpi. IJIIIIWIl.l w. , -
Indian trouble in the south In time past, wwhere
, ...... ri XI.. ...
this weeK, on nis way 10 xv.guu nt. .c
........ ik. ...ininn t hi. t B fniliila lif Cfimill D M Of
one hundred men each, such as they have in liogue
river, win oe ampiy suincieui tor m. Bmi-o-a"
that section. The Captain' experience euuUe
hi opinion to weight."
Cam. Limerick repair to Uie South.clolhed wilh
authority from the Govimor to execute hi Order,
No. 10, by driving from the field UJ. Itoe, just at
the moment when he had perfected hi arrange
ment for renewing Ihe attack upon the Indians
Uiat were known to be awaiting h return, mar the
o!d battl ground. He was clothed with nod.scre-
tin hi orders were positive aud unconditional,
to disband all armed parties that were not enrolled
under th Di oclamation of Oct. IS, I baa.
It wa in vain Uiat we urged lhat Uie Governor
could not have known Uie condition of thing In
the valley at the time of giving him bia instruction.
That there were not then troop enough in the field
if ell were retained. That it would be a great
hardship lo drive out of ibe service Ibuee who bad
just returned from hard-fought battle, and who
were then ready and anxioti lo fetorn and retrieve
.1.. nfthair former defeat. But al'
11 1 C -.
date of th Governor worn like tbe law of tb
Medce and Tersians, unoUngeeb:. Tbe conv
n.niaa nf Caotaina Khinearsoo. HurriaS, Wiloa,
George and Lewi must be disbanded to make
room for new organisation, under Democratkj
leader j and will th'wu being done, the IwU-
' . . . ... L. I
an were guther.ng eonfidence aud iireiigm w
their mountain faslnea, making arrangeroen..
for nuking war upon tbe unprotected sttlm J
the Umpqua valley, a ihey have au recently done.
The two Independent Battalion ar formed, and
he valiant "Billy" Martin take command by tb
tu of hi eniority-certinly not on tbe core of
merit. He repair lo the Meudnws, en Rogue rlv.
er, 400 lrong, and find, there Uie ame Indian we
had fought for a day and half, with a loss of 7
in killed and wounJd,out of a force of 3!M .
He attack them, and reUree after Ihe fi ,
w.ik.lMa mi ana nuin killed, and five wounded
send for Ihe two part of compauie left in lb
Umpqiui for it protection, to rinrorv mm 0.10
renewing th attack.
Simultaneously wilh the arrival orh" me engor
in th L'mpqua vul!y, the Indian make decent
upon th valley, destroying whole familiea that bail
been ridiculed by Uie Statesman for indulging In
"unneceesary fear and apprehensions." Tbe vol
unteers left In the valley fly to the defen of tho
settlements j are met by Iho ludian and driveo
from the giound with erere los 1 and no oouoi
messenger will oon arrive front Muj. Martin, or
the officer In command, asking for mure iroopa.
Who will be held responib!e fer w'ulidnw:n;
from Uie Cmpqua Ihe volunleera needed for It pro
lection to th Rogue river valley, to fill lb vacui
cies caused by disbanding Ihe is coinpauk uadaf
commaud of Col. Ros. t Let those who bate It
bored to ereote tho irapreasion that two eompanle
wre "amply oufficient" tor proeecutlng the South'
rn wr, and fi r the protection of our citizens, m
u-r ; auJ let them, if they can, raie froin their
nratnaturo irruve those now slumbering there a
oomequenoe of the Ignorance and hiexcusabfc par-
Uznn teal of those placed In authority.
The geuthinanfioin Linn (Mr. S1111IU) boaoait.
a.) 10 tho stand two wiluesse. (Docl. Btonc, and
Capt Ticheuor, from Coo county) for the purpose.
of sust.iniug the pos t.ons assuincil by uie ntaies
man," and Governor Curry, in hi Order, No. 10
and well hava Ihoy repondcd lo hi. call, espe
.: .ii. n. Stmia. who lio lent tied to mora Ultra
could have been contracted for by my fricnJ, Mr.
Smith. He not only confirm all that ha been
charged heretofore by the Statesman, and hi moat
unscrupulous correspondent from Uie South, but
he swears that there were not on th ground, du-
ring Ihe battle ofGrave creek bill, to xceea tony
Indian., including squaw nud children ; he know
there could not have been more than thi number,
all told, roa ut saw and countko Titan, lie aiso
expresses the confident opinion that Col. Rom and
Capt. Smith "went into tht battle wilh ihefised
and tettled pvproee of being whipped." He also
announced hiimelf the author ol the commun'ctttion
in th. Slaleemnii of I ee. I , igned "Edgar. That
arUcle, nnd hi" ilatcmcnt just made, are knwu to
k. . ininiialifiedlv false and unfounded, lhat I
should not hav noticed them, If Uiey had not been
endorsed and commented upon by Ihe "very dl.
tingu'ihed gentleman" from Linn (Mr. Smith.)
A thoroughly deeped as he hn shown hiiiaclf to
be in party malignity, by making It a mailer of
boasting that he ha signed Hush petition to tne
Governor, to remove from the offices connected with
the pending Indian wars, all those who votod for
nn.nsnne tlaiues at Uie lost election : oould find It
in their hearts to believe a oliarge so unnatural and
damning, as the 0110 made ngiinwl 1 oi. iioes ana
Copt. Smith, by this man Sfono. I need not say
the charge is false and unloiindeal, lor no one win
believe it but those who have signed that petition,
. .. is
and who are ready to believe all maimer 01 ev.t
against their political opponenla, and who would
hang every Whig and know Homing in uie ter
ritory upon the highest troc or llie wrest, a trait,
on to their country, if in their power, and they
found It necessary to secure tlio accoinpiniiinientoi
their partisans purpisw.
If tho Governor yield to tlio ueninnus mane upon
him hv the Statesman. Smith & Co., mere will be
an cud to all harmony and efficiency in Ihe prose
n..tl.m of Uie war. If it i to be purely a demo-
oratio War, none but Democrat, can with propriety
participate in it, without a sacrihou or an peranum
Tho doctrine promu:ged by the Miiwsman, ana
which ha been endorsed so fully and uncondition
ally by Mr. Smith tonight, slnuds unrivaieu lor
iU purty malignity, any thing thai lias ever new
.nianutnl frnm Hie partisan press, aud ought lo
ecuro for it author an Immortality us lasting and
unenviable a that ecurcd by l.obespierre auu
Danton, of Franoe, who invented tho Gui'lotim,
and worked it night and day ill destroying all who
would nol ttibscribe to their ultra democratic crt-cu.
We have the doo'.iine fully aud unequivocally
t mbodieJ in the following copy of apetiUonlo th
Governor, printed ot the "Statesman" office, and
sent all over tho Territory to be filled up by mem
ber of ihe Domocratio party!
" tV I'leiw gel all tho nnmes you can tn tb
following petition, and forward it lo Gov. Carry, w
early sotwib1e by first nmil, ioan be 1
"To Hi Kxckllrncv, Gov. l ur :
The undeis'gnod, Deiiiocrurs and Anti-Know-nothing
voter of Oregon, earnestly stition yonr
F...ih.n.v to cause to be enrly displaced all mm
her of Iho knownoihiug party, or uportrs of
that party (mid th' who v..te Uieir tkket we hold
as such) holding publio .tation directly or indirect
ly under you, and Uieir place bo filled by oompe
tent democrats." ;
It is urged by way of palVaUnn of Iho outrage
upon Ihe minority party of the Territory, that it .
was only des gned lo apply to lhat "midnight band
of jiain" called Know Nothings, and yet tho
language of the above petition is clear and explicit,
...a nannot be mistaken by anybody. Tho peti.
tion ask to hav their plucce filled by Demoorale
noth'ng i said about retaining or af.p.i.iting anu-
Know-Nothing Whigs. If It wa not tne .mention
to give the entire conduct of Uie war Into Ihe
hand of the Democratic party, why was the 8ur.
geon General (Dr. Bell; specially . ngled em for
proription ?-man every way qualified Ut th
stat'onjan anu-Know-Nothing Whig, and not
party man in th. technical m-n ot th term y
.... t t.'. aJ nlkasxas
hear what the "Statesman - y. m ..
Whig, whom he admite re at Know Nothing.
The follow ng paragraph will be found under tb
ed torial head of Nov. i, lSa5, taken from a long
rtiele on the subject of appointment, to otCee is)
the pending Indisn wars ;
"In snoiher column will be fJiond a romttinnifn
Uon upon th rjbject, signed, "A friend and r.p-