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OXJDOOZf CITY :
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1850.
Ajenta for tho Ary tu.
J. R. McHkiok, Ufaycllt.
C. A. Kurd, ubn.
Moioan Rudolph. Sublimity,
Wm. Dak low, JrVoVo.
II. C. Raymond, Forest Grove.
Dt. Davis, Dloommytnn,
Amoi Ihivcr, run FafVy.
80LOK0N Allkn, Amity.
J. E. Ltli, Dallui.
John McKisxay, Culapooia.
Rbt Wiiwk Hum, wm o;n.
L. A. Rici, Jarkionville.
II. Harris, Cincinnati.
Pa. (Jksks, Str.rlinaville, O. T.
Jvvat Smklmno, JVcAa, CW.
Jan. . Pbkston, IP; Co. .
R. A. N. PliRl.rs, Oulrshurg, lit.
Wilms Warrinki, Camd'n, Mo.
Law Concerning1 Newspapers.
IT If eulMcrilur order llw ducoiiliiiiuuee
th-iir ppri, Hi puMielier may conliuu. to wud
tlwm until til trrturatn m paid.
IT If eubwHHera nfifleot or refuM totalis Ih.-ir
f ajwimfrom 111 poet wt, or other pLic, la winch
they ire (Kill, trie hel.l reanoimliU uulil they
Mint an arrearage, wiaiim iner b any.
IX If lulMuribrn reinavo lu olli.tr place, wilii
l informing III pubMier, ind Hi .h r it eent
' I Id former dirxilioii, thy are held reanonMbl.
IT II i not aufficienl for a m4inaiitor, when
piper i nut taki-n out of In ouiee, to return on
with "not taken out" written on Ilia margin, but
ha muat wril i letter to ill nul.Ulier. ifivm tl.a
name and pntt-ofline, and atnting that the paier i
not taken from III olli e. thlierwi Uie (Kjaat
maater la held rponnble.
iTOn tlit outside (Lis week will be
found some original articles on tompcrnnce
mid the Stute question. Here Is field open
fir discussion, and w invito tLe lunco
brcakert In'o tho arena.
We think that A. 0. II. mny sofely
double Li esliin.it r,f expenses undur a
Utate government; at leant the throe thou
md office-seekers who will support a Con
vention In hopfi of gttting nn office, would
bo very sorry to think that the public pile
was to be rouucod to such a figure.
There is, we notice, much tulk among
folitlciani about the matter not coming as
-party question." By thin we understand
that they mean to say that the pooplo are
left free to voto just an thoy think best, that!
.u for the highest good of the Territory
1 lis Idea it Iko carried, that if it was a
"party question," the people must obey the
orders of the wire-workers of tho "parlies,"
and vote lh party ticket right or wrong ;
thus not only sacrificing their personal lib-
("fty, but the pecuniary prosperity of the
whole Territory. Now this is the principle
f demagogues, whose intercut It is to keep
the party herd together, in order to live off
the beef, milk, and wool, of their party cat
tle. This doctrine is st anti-republican
sua antidemocratic as Romanism, or A us
irianlsin. Whenever mesaures are pro-
ntod for the approval or rejection of the
people, they ought to open their eyes, look
at 11 ror tuemselves, and after carefully
And impartially weighing the arguments
pro and con, It It their privilege and duty
as ireeman to vole just as tin y think for the
good of thoir country.
Let no sot of demagogues deceive you, by
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lulling iuia, uiai, or nnoiiier measure, a
Democratic, Whig, or hnuw Nothing mea
sure. By this policy, the poople in Oregon
hsve unwittingly been led to support men
who are fast steering our financial and so
cial intorcsls into a whirlpool of bankruptcy
and ruin. Our seat of government him
been oarted and wheeled from thin pca to
lliat placo; tho ilste house fund ha,, under
ihs mauagement of the parly, been divided
ml among favorites, and gradually fi inored
down, till what was lull standing at Sulem
to aliow for somo has been oveitaken bv
the jmlgmeiiU of Heaven, mid licked up by
fire to drive out tho unclean birds who pol
luted its walla kit winter. Thn University
I'M, under a similar mnnsgoment has bern
reduced to a vast extent. After a large
quanliiy of material had been accumulated
atCorvsllit for the building, tho University
was whoeled oflTto Jacksonville, tho matrn
hl knocked off undor the hammer for a tri
fle, and the people's money may now b
looked after In the pockets of a few party
loriiei. no renitentiary fund is proba
bly leaking out a good deal fs.ter than the
walls are going up, and according to the ro
ports of the Legislature a yMr ag i,0 vM
iban six hundred dollars of the fund tlipptd
into the poekets ef ceruin managers, l one
tim for whioh the Territory bus noihiiijj
lo show. Now all this m nry although
appropriated by Congress, Ujut pr. eiou.
to us, as though we had earned ii at fard
labv, and it oubt to hare been husbamld
itb the same economy and cue. It show
very plainly, what we may eHt when we
art laxed from our hard e.u
S'rvile acquicscoace to the dsmoralising,
virtue-killing principles, advocated by it,
refusing but a (iw days ago, to l t the peo
ple vote upon the temperance question,
and thrusting the petitions of the people
buck in their faces, as requesting things
that are at war with the principles of Ore
gon democracy, and unauitcd to the brutal
appetites of two legged, democratic decan
lers. Roods have been laid out in every
direction with little else to mark their lo
calities than the blazes on the trees, whilo
our heavy taxes aro absorbed by other
meant, than that of public improvements
our road laws, school laws, and probate
laws, are botched and bungled in a style
admirably adopied to draining the pockets
of ihe people and filling those of the petti'
Coggers who make their living oTof demo
Tk sdmiaitrstin of the government is rapidly
eoverlng tin body politic with a apoded moral sod
ial lenraay. Public confidence la beinf lost is
our rulers and psrtybm ba at Isat tided with the
auvajoa, by Italiint; the Governor dowa upas hi
marrow-boiiM before III msis-apriuf of lh lu!
Lrgialalnre, and plunging ila reeking blade Into lh
backa of ainie of our beat ciliuns who have beea
engaged in defending llieir country from tli In
nisdaof satagea. While tlis whol country kae
been anuacd by th flme of burning bouiwa on
ur frontier, and by the aoresins of females periah
ing under the loinahawlu of lh red man, tliia
"party" has been bueily tngaged in laying plan
by which it might aecura all th "glory1 and ef
fectually kill offlbalart oiso whom they had soy
Religion, temperance, virtue snd enternti re
ceive no fwtering ear from their hn.la, but mil
dew, w lh. r,and dis under their dy-nsay.
Yet In View of ill lliea tliinga, tlrsuga lo aav,
Iher ia now and then s good, hnet nuio In the
country who wiuila"notliing to do Willi iwlilic."
The fact la, Oregon can U 'ver beoume anvtliii g,
and occupy a potition that will render lier retpect
abla abroad, and innure th pnanerily of her uti
le at home, until liar politic art changti. The
"vileat ainner" never needed a "change" in order
to fit him for Heaven more tliau the political of Or
K"U need regeneration lo give her a rwpeeluble
character. Uood men of all purlin, netiuaaioua,
auJ creed, doctor, lawyer, mechau!cat farmer,
and preacher, ought to take hold of lliii mailer,
and devote much of their time to it till thev bring
about a radical reform. We need auch a reform
before w are clothed in habiliment eufliclently re
p clablt to talte rank srnoug the State of the
Hut, eaye one, do you propuee lo break down d
mocracy, and enllirouc whiggery and Know Koth-
Csuess CMveacd in Ibi Hall of th Houm ef
fUprcrnlaUvooTury evening, January 89,
in purausoe of previous- adjournment, for th por
pM mi nominal. u lh rdu of lh Territorial
officer lo be elected by th Legislature in ptueu
n of th provMio of law.
Mr.HlraiKlitof Claeleinee was called to lb
chair, aoJ Mr. tlkin (Clark of th iluu) was
Whereupon lh caucus proceeded lo nominal
and vot lr candidal fur Ui Mversl offieea ;
which vol reeulled in Ui nomination of th fol
lowing gentlemen for Ui aeveial office, to will
For UiigaJ'iCaal, Juo. K. Lamerick,
" Hurueoo - Dr. M. 0. Barkwell,
t'oinmi'y M Uen. M. M. McC'arvsr,
H Con miiour te audit win
clsJms, 1'hilo Callander,
Penitentiary Commiaa'onors, Mown. Wealh-
erfofd, h'ilch sud Uoland,
- Qr. Maater Geu'l, lr. J. W. Urew,
Kpr fenitenl'y, V. A. ColUrd,
Hup l " Patrick J. Makmt,
" Pilot Master, Meann. Tichenor and .
Mr. Boiae, chairman of a committee appointed
st s previoua meeting for Uiat purpose, reporled sn
able and eloquent sddrses to lh ptopl, s a pre
amble to III bill renubmitling tlx queation of s atal
geeeraiuenl, which was unanimoualy adopted.
During Ui nomination of officers of the peniten
tiary, s warm debate aprung up between Mr. Smith
of Linn, and Mr. J)eiiniooo, of Multnomah. Mr.
I), contended lhal lh genllcmau nominated by Mr.
H. ought lo have applied to kim snd Mr. 8. In
eiaud that lh peuilentiery, though located at
Portland, belonged to tho Territory at lurge, and
Ihst th aantinwnt of th legialalur and th coun
try waa that lb penitentiary fund had not been
properly hiubundcd, aud that refonn wa nrces-eary-
1'ho moot decided and unanlmoui diunprobslion
of knownothingii holding office, aud of dimocrala
eouutenancini them in office, waa eihibited iu the
epotelie and act of tb member of th cau-
eu. Dr. Mclleeny'a name, among other, wa
mentioned in connection with Ihe poet of urgeoo-
1 h fot wa Ihen elated that Vr. Daulorili, one
of lh K. N. eurgeona, and Dr. Greer, another
anownotbtng, had puutiMied a card in th .lack
onvill paper, evidonllv with th Dr.' know Irdi'e,
lor in purpnea ol praiwng Ur. mclteeny, which
had been followed by s letter from Dr. M. to Dr.
Belt, endorsing the knownothing uneon already
appointed, and suother to lov. Curr', aekiug for
Not by any means
"Wall then what do yon propoe ? Show ua
our way clear snd ws are with you in ths rfor-
Oursrticlo I already toe long for that now, but
wa pmpoaa to paak of Un matter hereafter and
that before long.
Pknitsktiast Bilu "A bill to nrflviiln tnr thm
better mrulation of tho Deniteutmrv" not finnllv
scud upon, waa taken from the poaeetiiou of a
Council cO'niniltee on the morning of th adjourn
ment. It wsa, evidently purpoeely taken by aom
ona to prevent i!s paaaage, and the eleoion of of
ficer under it Tlx time waa tod .'hort to permit of
it K-lnlroducUoii, and it passage waa :uua defeat
ed. Wt hear th member of Ihe Awsemblv. with
ealremely few sxoeptiena, regretting th auppodd
miiiuiiuu, u mey connuereg it oertaiu that the
ehaelmentor the bill would have taved not lea
Ihau Hire thousand dollars to ths Territorial tren
ury during th coming year in th management
of lh peuileuliary Statesman.
. It iscertuinly a matter much to be ro
gretted that the bill was stolen from the
Council aud its passage defeated, for scv
ral reasons. One is that you and "the iren
.1 . ... o
tieman tioni i,inn" had decreed that it
should puss in order to create a new office
ond feather a nice little nest for Pat Malone
as "superintendent," in order to reward him
for his services as your personal page, and
for other little party jobs, the "dirt of which
enters tho soul," such for instance as try
ing to kill oirthe Samlard by iilunintr hia
siantirrous steel into the vitals of his wife'
character. After the "democratic caucus"
of the Legislature had decided to reward
hiin for it, in accordance with your instruc
tion, it was cruel in the Council to defeat
t He measure. Besides, we think that the
iaei mat I at fllnlono was superintendent of
me I cmtcntinry would have giveu many a
(oorttiinsucn auremlortho place that he
would have reformed his life rather than to
have run the rUk of being placed under
Pat's tutorship. The idea of mine 3.000
a )ar, oy Having Pat go round town with
M wllei.IKttrr.iut .l.tbinn . d'.l -II .
(Mvanig , OIIHI nQ Um.,n2
.inmagvo provisions, lo feed a doxen con
victs on, is ludicrous As he has lost the
place, however, eouldu't you do him a favor
and "save" yourself something annually, by
employing hi id as "superintendent" of 'your
own kitchen t
th sppo.utnif nt of Dr. Greer, theweond that
there wa a complicity between them all, evideno
ed by the little "you I ckl me and I'll tickle von'
play go ng on. Thia dirclomire inatanlly produced
me w.uiurawai oi ur. Atciteeny'a name, and a do
nuncialion of audi conduct bv the senllemun nom
inating him, warmly approved by the body of tho
After Ihe nominalion war onmpleled, tho cau-
cu utianimoueiy artopird the rollowing reolut:on I
Jienlvtd, That M. M. McCarver, commiiamry
general, be informed that the condition ol hi elec
tion ai chief of the commiwary drpartmenl ia, I hut
he (hull not employ in hi department 8. E. May,
or any other poreon of like kuowuothing political
Un mot ou of Mr. Smith of Linn, s committee of
three were appointed lo call upon Gen. McCarvur,
and inform him of Ihe condition of hi elecliou.
Memre. tirover, Kulkeraon and Officer, were p
pointed raid conimiltee.
On motion thecsucut adjourned tine die.
Prof. Nkwfli gives a concert of vocal
aud instrumental music in the hall over Dr.
Steele t Drug Store, next Wednesday night
, , j , ,. tw oiincrto in
mis city aud other places will doubtl.
ui a full house.
The rhrenological snd Water-Cure J
are iM.a trotn our hard .,.,, pWvid.d ,. will cm,, at on, dollar isll..d nf
s ssm. Ch.p. allowed hanallIip uf iUUn
" lumran I HK Aar.ne r.V- It
Bsaidus this, the party ia order to kp
p the vile sheet, wbkh they r'crXniw a
their organ, havegii, it th. pUu,a j,rin,.
ag, paying it b.Mlofore ten limo thr ut a
rri.-c.ar.j; Uv, hibi!vc3 the most
Imtrattd, and both Journal at fl.OO in
auvaucr, iulea or 7,00
Tm AtotandZl7 lUuUraUd. will h.
t.0'J in advance,
Wo publish the above in order to sho
our readers the kind of spirits we bave to
deal with in our efforts to prosecute the
present war. We will stato, however, that
the instructions to Gen. McCarver, as re
ported by the Statesman in the above, were
not adopted by the "caucus." At least we
are told so by authority that ought to know.
oo mis as it may, uen. AlcUarvor bos sta
ted in this city that be should disregard the
instructions, and S. E. May would not be
Col. Kelloy also informed us that Dr.
Barkwell assured him that be should moke
no political-creed a tost in selecting bis med
ical staff. Dr. Grcor, we are informed by
our correspondents from" .Rogue river, is the
most untiring and efficient surg?on in the
whole southern service. Hit labors Lave
been truly Herculean, demanding bis watch-
fulnoss by day and night His hospital
has boen constantly crowded, while others
have been comparatively empty, and wo
venture to say-that he has performed moro
real service than all the rest of then put
wgeuier. iuo mouthly reports published
by him in the Sentinel, one of which we
publish to-dny, show that he has not been
idle. Besides he is respected by everybody
that knows him (except demagogues) as a
gentleman and thorough practitioner.
In M..Tln I. .1.. ....... ., .
" "ot,7 "M last man mat we
hould have thought would have fallen un.
dor Ihe ban of the "clique." But if a man
happens to de dialikad by the Statesman ed
itor, he has only to intimate it to his tools.
and the unlucky fellow is immediately dreas.
e l up in a garb similar to that ancienilv
placed upon condemned heretics, and then
labeled with "know-nothiuar" and the tool
foil in to pelting him with mud and stones
prepnraitiry lo taking Ins bead off. Their
K. N. petition called upon tho Governor to
remove evory man from the service, over
whom he had power, who voted against
iune ai m last election.
Xow they say that the petition onlv con.
templated the removal of Know Xotbin
and not of Whig,. The petition iuelf
gives me no to this assertion, unless they
mean by Whigs such traitors to the coun-
trv n hii-A fli.,vn..4 .t. .. . , .
-j ... .ujvituu muni in tneir meas
ures. Whenever tho organ falls out with
0110 at tll.vrn
. . . 1 ' reiusos to sup
nort it in iu ,nt,.,i..l. . .i
" "-"'"bin ujon iuo uoveruor
and others, beside votiug it the public
printing, he is immediately tingled out as a
Know Nothing and proscribed by this jour
nal. Witness, for instance, its attack unon
Gailey, Uland, Waterman. Palme, IW
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anu a multitude ol others.
The long and abort of the whola mn...
its, that although the Leffislat II ft, ha
tattisn . Y s 1.: L a
such men at the head, of the miliurr ,U
that they will not do it, we vt disposed lo
wait snd see whether tbey vilt do it or not.
Wbonever toryism becomes to rampant,
that under the cover of such a nnmo as dem
ocracy, it proposes in time of war to create
jealousies and divisions among tho people,
by kicking every man out of offico that does
not support the party, we think thata crisis
ha fully arrived where there is no security
for tho stability of our free institutions.
We can hardly be expected to fight for
tl.io who are worse foes to us than the In
dians. If tho heads of the militia depart
menta should carry out the instructions of
the clique, and remove all men from office
who voted against Lane, it could be hardly
wondered at if every white man in the army
should thouldcr bis gun and return home
leaving the tory party and the Indian party
to fight it out as a "party war, little care
ing which whips. But we are confident
that the people of the Territory are not
yet sufficiently sunken in depiavity, and
bereft of all magnanimity and honorable
principle to endorse the action of their Leg
islators, whom they sent there to represent
their interests, instead of the interests of
the renegade who edits tho Statesman.
We are consequently led to believe that
these heads of the departments will listen
to the voice of the people, which is being
now so universally expressed in condemn
ing the last Legislature with some honor
able exceptions, as the weakost, silliest and
most servile set of asses, that ever disgraced
a civilized government.
S3T The Advocate has at lost complied
with our oft-repeated request, and given its
rentiers the resolutions of the Conference
on Slavery. This was probably done for
tho benefit of the General Conference in
the States, which is about to assemble, to
which Mr. Pearne is n delegate. The lat
paper continues the biographies of the
saints, by giving a short history of the mem
bers of the Assembly. Tho biogrophy of
"tho gentleman from Linn" would have
been particularly interesting, had it followed
bitn through all his political and theological
transmutations and tergiversations as a pet
tifogger, editor, gambler, theological "gou-
ger," envoy under Tyler, contributor to the
Boston infidel Investigator, and at last a
tool of Bush to carry out the principles of a
clique, the most corrupt, anti-republican,
and anti-democratic, that has probably ever
existed since the disbanding and breaking
up of the lories that sympathized with the
British and Indians at tho time of tho Rev
We fool very sorry that "bro. Pearne"
did not see fit to send us the last issue of bis
sheet. It is decidedly a jewel. The post
master bad the kindness to let us peep at it
through the gratings, and from what we
could see of it, we think it has assumed
pretty much the policy of President Mahan,
of Obcrlin College, where the Advocate says
"the gentleman from Linn" got his educa
A farmer with whom we stopped for the
night, in the vicinity of Oberlin, in 1844,
related to us the following anecdote in rela
tion to President Mahan : The President
happened into his neighborhood to preach.
After the services were over, a wag stepped
up to Mahan, and asked him when he in
tended to favor them with another sermon.
Mahsn replied that he didn't know, but if
the peoplo wished, he would pay them an
other visit. The wag assured him that he
had never heard a man pi-each before who
suited him so well, and he should be ex
tremely hnppy to hear him again. This ox
cited the curiosity of tho Tresident, and
thinking the man was probably under con
viction, ho prossed him for his reason for li
king him so well. "Well, Mr. Mahan,"
says the wag, ''when you preach, you med
dle with neithor religion nor politics, and
that's just the sort of preachinir I like to
The Advocate, probab' y nt the suees-
tinn of MiIia M.nil..K.n c r i ,
. ,,.v gtunciio.u irom i,inn, nas
pretty much quit "meddling with religion or
politics. It seems to ba trying to steer be
tween acylla and Chary bdis. It may yt
find the old proverb true "Incidit in Scyl-
mm qm vutt vitare Charibdim."
Vnriiunil for noon it iilank road, mi
medium of communication would drain
largo section of the choicest agricultural
country, which produces its tins of thous
ands at aumlua srrain annually. It strikes
us that this is truly an important move, and
stock taken will yield a fair permanent (Ii
ideud, as nothing can successfully compete
with the company in prices of transporta
tion. If they should g't a Railroad fmm
Tortland lo Corvallis next year, it it very
doubtful whether it would come in cotnpo
tition with this Company, to long as they
could always get full loads down from the
upper country at double these rales.
The "Memorial lostay the Superintend.
ent of Indian Affairs," Ac, passed th
(louse, and will be sent to Washington as
a House memorial, the Council all refusing
to adopt it, excepting Hubcr and Fulkor
son. Boise, in discussing it, said that the
members of the lower houso tvero "fresl
from the people," and were "supposed to be
tho more perfect reflex of ihe wishes and
desires of the sovereign people" than were
the members of the Council. We presume
that nobody will deny that the great major
ity of the last Assembly was as "fresh" n
lot of meu as ever went to the Legislature
in Oregon. But that they will be sustained
by the people in relation to this nieinoriiil
wo have many indications is incorrect.
Iluber it secnm, although ho was in the
Council, was "fresh enough to support th'
memorial, after having voted for Bush as
Territorial Printer, and signed the potition
for removing all officers from the army who
voted against Jo Lane.
lie is decidedly "fresh" subject, not
withstanding "bro. Pearne," in writing the
biographies of the saints, snyt that he has
"attained to considerable eminence (i) at a
The vote on the final passage of tho me
morial stood as follows : Yeas, Boise, Buck-
ngham, Brown of Linn, Uurbank, Callen.
der, Cozad, Gates, Grover, Male, Ilarpole,
Harris, Harrison, Hutson, Jackson, McAl
xandor, Moores, Officer, Risloy, R ibinsoti,
Ssnnth of Jackson, Straight, Tichenor, and
the gentleman from Linn" 23.
Nays, Messrs. Briggs, Johnson, and Brown
f Multnomah 3.
Absent, or not voting, Barkwell, Grant,
Shuck, and Fred Wavmire.
Wo notice tho passage of a bill by the
late Legislature styled, "An act to incorpo
rate the Tualatin River Transportation and
Navigation Company." '
This company has boen chartered for the
purpose of improving the Tualatin rivor
and connecting it with the Willamette by
means of a canal, rail or plank road, or oth
erwise, as tbey may sec fit.
Vroa the South.
Latest accounts represent mntters to be
in a horrible condition in Rogue River and
Umpqua Vallies. The Indians are said to
have blockaded the road lending through the
Canyon, and thus cut off all means of com
munication with Jacksonville. The express
said to have, been driven back by a lanro
body of Indians, although it was escorted
by ten men. The Indians stopped the ex
press just beyond the Canyon. Even in
Umpqua valley the Indians arc said to have
penetrated as far as Cow creek, and are
now burning the settlers' bouses and laying
waste the country with fire brands and tom-rtbawks.
The newly elected Brig. Gen., J. K. Lira
enck has mode a call for four new compnn
ies. to be raised in Linn, Benton, DoiiL'las.
and Linn counties, to supply the places of
the companies already m the Southern field,
whose term of service is about to expire.
hat the southern regiment has been about
the past winter is more than wc can divine.
There is great complaint made of thoso who
have the command, but they may have done
the best they could under the circumstances
llio Indians nt all events havo had th
best of it so far, and if Col. "Bill Martin
naa oeionged to any other than that of the
Slinm Democracy, every loeofeco nress in
Oregon would have been dunounciii" his
course in the most unqualified terms.
It is positively n disgrace to Oregon, that
our southern friends are not relieved, nnd
that immediately. Thoso Indians could
have been subdued in 1849 in half tho time
wc have been tiukerinir with tkom
IhfV IVlll-A fltAM .V...-1. .,
me., iiiucii more numerous, than
at present, and we were much weaker. The
Statesman's correspondent is puffin" Lim
erick, as just the man for the emergency.
inis, logomer with hit past history, gives
us rather a poor opinion of him, but wo
will give him a chance to do something be-
t . . . "
iore we either praise or blamo. If he earns
any laurels, wc shall be the last ono to
ject to bis wearins them.
The "PoinU" organ, a few weeks ao
came aown on the Standard ml umcrci
laprevemenU U Yamhill.
The citizvni of Dnyton are building
free bridge acrott tba Yamhill river at that
place. Another free bridge is being ercttd
scions the somo stream near McMinville, bf
Ncwby'a mill. Wo understand that Mr.
Newby is the principal mover in this matter.
These bii Iges will bo of groat benefit to tin
traveling public on tho west side of tIA
Willamette river. Wo aro also informer
that Mr. Newby, with the assistance of
fuwof llio neighbors, has erected a Urge
building at McMinville for tho purpoto of
establishing another University there. Mo
Minvillo it one of the lovely spots of Ore.
gon, and ila proprietor, Mr. Newby, it one
of the most energetic and untiring men la
the country, nnd iu making efforts to im.
prove liisown fortuuc, be strikes out in tuch
a direction as to improvo tho country
around him, and benefit tho community
more than ho benefits himself. Such men,
although they n ay be occasionally grum
bled at ns speculators, are really amonir
our most useful citizens. Success to Mc
Minvillo, and its enterprising proprietor!
Wo notice tho passage of a bill by the
last Legislature for chartering an institution:
of learning in Polk county to bo called the
Monmouth University. The sito uf the
village which it is contemplated to build up
around tho institution ia on a beautiful rol-
ing prairie, in tho neighborhood of David
son, Murphy, Lucas, and Mason. Wo arc
informed by Mr. Butlor, that tho enterpris
ing gentlemen who have embarkrd in this
educational measure Lain already erected
a comfortable house in which a normal
chool is now ir successful operation. ; We
believe it is proposed to lay offthe land al
ready donated into lots of a suitnblo sizo to
accommodnto those who mny wish to movi-
tl:ore in order to educate their rliildren
Tho location is surrounded by a community
of enterprising farmers who are amply ablo
and we believe willing to'' use their means
in rearing and perfecting an institution of a
hih order. Wo also see notices of a bill
to establish a school on La Creole. Will
our friends tell us more about tbeso inslitu
tions Wc are not posted un.
II. A. Hogue, Esq., passed throntrh
this city lost Sunday on bis way homo to
rVlbnuy, from the volunteer camo at Wallit
Walla. He informs us that tho newt of
Maj. Chinn's recall by Gov. Curry created
reaction in Chinu 'a favor, in tbo feclinir
among the volunteers. He says that the
report published in tbo Portland papers,
mat iietnbree taw 2000 Indians bovond
Snake river is doubtless a mistake. Htm-
brea's party reported upon their return to-
camp that they taw a fow Indiana in the
distance herding stock, but knew nothing
of the number of warriors they could com-
mana. mey guested thoro were from 1 700
to 2000 of them.
Ths Sentinel's Views at a Traitor,
The following from tho Table Rock
Sentinel of Jan. 26 showt the estimation in
Inch southern democrats, hold the States-
wan. Capt. Smith was exactly right in feel
ing tnai no "could not help put pntronago
and power iuto its hands without involving
himself in tho guilt of betraying the coun
try." "Wo look upon every man who did
"help to do" this thing, as a traitor to hi
country, nnd wc believe tho peoplo general
ly look upon him in tho same light :
The Statesman was nut lo Hi n,m r ii,. x
ury when first born, and has been there until if
IIBS fOI'eultcn that it ia a mP ,. mn...j
und regards itself at a natural member. Coneider
uig tliut it hr.d taken aides will, iV r,,i... :.. .
the whiles, aud was using; iu influence to emb.ir
ram the efforts of ths country in nr. .-,...,,. ti.H ....
Capt. Smith felt that ho could not help to put pa
tronage and power into iu hands, without involv
ing himself in the guilt of betraying Ihe counlr ,
nor vole for it without eudoraing iu position. The
entire delegation from Jncknon. unrf .i....
members, with this view, voted for Mr. Taylor
1 hereupon the Statesman, like a very liulo doe '
with a great deal of dog i it, defending iu bo J,
makes on Capt. Smith a furio.i. demonstration of
teen,, oiii oy wuien, we suppose, that g, ntle
man ia not in ths leastacured from his propriety.--Us
fuleome commendation of the .v.:
rD"orh?d will'uhim, weom;'' Th frid-
alnpof the SfafeMiaa ha. lunk good men in Jack-
lh. venom of it. hate aud the pollution of iu lep
rous cyeeees. Th. member thi. counfy
tt. I...I!....- i. f..1l! V . .
v otiuiie ii tuny io nsuam comiiiiin eii nn r. .. ..n-
is in contemplation to connect th. hJ th, t,u., J" i'uu"sg
.bova M.: -.in .1...- ' . .1 oi Ur.Czapkay
" 7 . " "na ,cnaero1 & dollars Las caua.rf r.
means of a plank road
The Tualatin is
Statesman to alter Lis vii
said to bo navigable in the ,ir (,r J H, Z Zry
" ,utT aaveriifcempni , ...
Kill i;. .1..
v v... ..u.,.a UIQ Lit Cfl (It CWailllT F .nn.. n. P ....
freight passing down the river to fit', cenu heet, ht 'aic Z , TT
. ton (measurement) per mile. This would .ab.ishtnenU thTcreat , d it 17 f T
bring the cost of transportation at about1 Doctor's med c e E s r T
inn frnm P..., i: r- I . . ,M-"clrle- His readers are now
"d " "' ""' - - a- 3 S3 "" "r
The Statesman of this week hi dmn. nl
the name of Jo Lano as a candidal. f.r th..
Presidency. The vouns mon ML that
'I is not done bocauso he has ceaserl
Jo Lane, or appreciate Lis towering worth ;
. ma uamo was "omitted as a inoitcsof
By the same rule of "tasto" wc tu-t
another improvement, by your hauling
down your own name as 'editor," and sub
sisting that of Wiggin, or Pat Malone.
tW Wiley, the editor of the PI,, A
Democrat, who expected to b .t.l .
ierritonal 1'nntcr in XV.a.v,. -
beaten by Col. Wallace, of the opposition
43 " aropi a tear for Wilev, who
went off the stage, sobbing, "
5'y. Wihrcn Ure below
v iB txa ecw ftw .