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W. L. ADiMa, SDITOt ADO forliTOS.
SATURDAY, AIKII. 0, 1858.
VlUVqUll Winil5. Mr. McCormick, v.i.icfi th. ryuiu.t
Tuesuav, Inform ut initi an r spres con
titling of ihrea mm from Snsk river had
cow in a lar at uo onute river, nern
ihev were detained bv bilth water. Uma-
Ihowliu, whom they were bringing in ata
I . . .1 ;.L .1 - Ti
CH Klrelloa. pilnoner, lgeijr wnii inrco i J rtcra
On next Mondar ourciilem will el-cl a ' '""K '" l1'8 D'
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Mayor tod a Boaid of Council f-r Oregon s,,u,e, D' CHm on 10 l" Ul4llc, n,r
CilT. W ara orr lo learn lUt our i.rea- McCormick went to the rivrr lait Sunday
enieflicisBl Mayor decline serving ut Ion. morning, and converted with tlia express-
ger in that capaoliy. Wa hope our citi- ,nen ho ryrr- They informed him
sent will (aka Interest enough in the dec- t,l1 ll"7 tn "" twelve or fifteen
tioo to turn out and leut aucb officer a 1,,ln ' tlio vicinity of the Da Dhuiea
will f.ka an inian-at in the, nroaiterilv of their arrival. They had not met
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city, whioh, if not the prettiest, ie certainly r"n Hubbard, who went out with a pack
en of tbe healthiest on (be club, and oue ,r"i "y c on Lie road, and lliey ex
wbieb pottetsct more af ihe elements of ?nnd f are that he bad been cut o(T. lie
fuluro greatne than any oilier place in n,lht bawevor have been encamped above
Oregon; one which wa ara pr0ud to y crosung of Willow Crock aithey pass-
contains m many ntihe, law-abiding, and 'd. They left the volun'eor encamped be
peacuble inhabitant as sny other plcw yond Snake river, deitilute of provisions
know of wiib the it me population.
Our readora ara aware, that we hare left
the dissuasion of the State question entirely
taoarcerretpondunt. We havedoae thii,
not becaute we have been ftarful of giving
oOonee, but because it ie a ma'ter upon
which we have not been able to form an
opinion sufficiently positive in rmible u to
advise olhere how to vo'e. We fuel deeply
Interested In the prosperity of Oregon. If
and living on homo flesh. Whrn the forces
reached tbe ground where they expected
to got that err at battle where some of
the papera thought it would be ''lo the
poor Indiaru," they found euro enough it
was ia-''io the poor Indiana." Only some
ihirly or fiyiy straggler were found, name
nil r eoven of which were killed without
njury lo tbe while. It was supposed that
the Indian had crowd over to the North
side ef I h Columbia. A pari nf Oloey't
hand of Indiana, hud left Fivo Mile Creek ;
"points,'' a the very mini it ho had cni
forth eut of Zioii," (a gnrnbling h'U" we
meant,) aa their deliverer. 'J'he Indians
were to be all "tkeljiC in no time, and par
ticutur smash was to be played wilh Jiijint,
"No Nuthingi," and no body kuoat what
all. The first thing w e hear of next, after
nil thin bluster, in, the Governor inline a
proclamation calling fur three new eompa-
n iii for the South, (to hold Laiucrick'a
hat, probably, whilst he pitched into the
Indiani with hi new awnrd. Delusion
ought lo be there with hit wntchi
to "time" him.) Now we are inform
ed by Tltf Sentinel that they need tlx
hundred regulars or more to help Lmncrick
whip the Indians (perhapa they are only
wanted to hold hit coat.) Well, well, gen
tlemen, you are decidedly a tmart tctqfi
men. How proud wo are to kuow that we
are governed by aucb a galaxy of w ise,
brave, and democratic (?) set of heroca.
No country but Grease ever bouted of j
ii r a a '! , h I K I... ..... ; . . . . 'II I
f' ----". " or,e know, where. Tho.e. who remained,
"' m iui voiiTi-niinn , ii noi.i jj
mey win vote accordingly.
of tbe matter ie, that nine-lentht of if,
llmt KM-m&i-n-Lin wrn iIimh uiitKin
vnruwn view ,., .... .1. .. n .it .1 l - i
1 1 w rin j 11, ties "i uu ..tint's on me norin Miue
... , . I , - , . . I w vmuiiiw!-, "nil VI'V lilUlinilllU III-
arirltmanla 11 rnt.n m, Imik .1.1.- I
ft wtl wwiu it,n, am ''IMH1- I 1; n.i . f j ... ...
I 1 - . , 1 iiiiiim. jiiivis jinutun nrwn( wnicn line
""i -unuiiiii ui iiiif man :o i
.,1 f . ., . 1 mtiuu u: iiicuiu
viuier iiid. iiOi me vote result at it will.
thoee who think that Oregon will be "all
right" will) a State organization, and thoie
who belicro that ahe will become ae fair
and amillng ae the moon, on account of her
remaining a Territory, will both he mistak
en. We fear that the will yet be called to
patl through tbe Cory ordeal of financial,
aocill, and political revolution. There
murt, and will bj, an upheaving injihejijaL
formi and fuun Jatiom of more 6'rgiinizatiorit
than one, which will snap iho cahlo that
Imdelbe aovcreign peoi.lo to the JiigRer
naut of party, and remodel political organi
laliant, upon old faahiourd, cmivervative,
nd really democratic ground. We look
ernewt we hear now-a-day,
mutt be taken for what ita worth cm be
guetsed at. Our informant further tay
that on Iat Monday two of the prinonera
who were taken nt tbe Cascade! were hung,
On Tuetdty four more were ejeciited, and
the rest of them are probably disponed of
ere th it lime. In addition to the namei of
the killed furnmhed u. by Cap!. Kilborn in
another column, have those of George
Witk!C5Tmi,. Watkin)Henry Hag.,r, J
White, CoTdeTVonTand Dick Turpin, 1
half breed- Several were also wounded of
horn we have the following lint T II. t'oll
M. Baih-y, Jakn Peunce Jatnea Linds'ty,
J. Chanoe. Snooks, fa bnv. W.H
MoOjlJ.'Pearce, F. Murphy. And J. EI
1 uuvu h inirunntnrr ivinitai ttmi .ri,
0-- bB.w..,m... fiami.
ih.il....:....m i.e.. , - I-'"1
"j-jiiiijj ui uri'Koii tinure giorr.
fik. 1. !..,.
u .n imporuni aermy lo fulfill, nv. hop- ,ru, lhal lhe .i, hllndr(d lT. g
which no adventitious circuinstancei can mU"n my eoacenlnifd in Souihern Orffon.
. rti .... tt On,, lltiitrr la pluitt il urill rim
avert, one mutt and . .nm- n. 1.1... ---- - ....-.. ,.. u,...or
- - niorioiiircN.iiia) i,rii,giii, wr in Somheiu Or.
weeupy btouci po uiion among Kit gov. ' "n 10 a tpreny clone. "Jacktontillt Scnlmtl.
ereign Slate of tint Union, riivticallv W',!" ' )'ou don't mean to say that it v,i
peaking, we believe that without exception I '"'e hundred or more U. S. soldiers, in
ahe I the lovelie.t country iho tun of henv- '0 'he regiment of volunteers now
en ever thone on and if, in the stylo 0f in the Southern held under tho immorta
etump politicians, we should add, thai her Ijmor't;Ki "hip the Indians, 10 you f
people are the most free, intelligent, and
noble in the world, our own contciene.
g.W Ceu. PalmK, ut the request of the
citizens of this place, removed lust Tbura-
day every Indian from Oregon City, to
ward the Reservation in Yamhill. Out
streets lk quite dull since their departure.
The cache found here last Sunday, about
which to much has been said here and else'
where, consisted of an old trunk, coniuin.
ing a psir of saddle-bags, five or six old
knives, seven or tight hatchets, three or
four bullota, and a few rags.
Iu reference to this matter, we think Gen.
Palmer has acted judiciously, sensibly, ami
humanely. U has removed the Indians
just as noon as lhe citizens requested him
to do to, and when it became necessary
for the safety of the Indians themselves.
dipt. Rinkarson wen' up with
Oen. Palmer to the Reservation last Thurs
day. The Captain has the reputation of.
being one of the best Indian fighters in Or
egon, Lul he hasn't full like shooting that
"favorite rifle" At the Whig, and Know
Nothings, and be has politely made his bow
lo the clique, and declined doing their dirty
"Tliit ncmbir commence Hit tixih volume of
the Oregon Sttlcwnin. Sii vtnra Hira
launched our baik upon no very placid m, and
lor eixiy moons wo lute been tailing unJer it."
Well, well I
would tell ut it was a lie. I lowever, in our
population we have the elements of ureal-
neae and goodnoes, out of which, by the
id of philanthropist, and the influence of
ohoolt, we expect lo rear a noble socinl
fabric. Of one thing we rest assured, that
Uregon litis before her a proud and interest
fcS" Upoa the arrival of tho distressing
news from lhe Ca-cades Ins! week, Cnpt.
Ainswortii immediately loaded the Jen
nie Clark with volunteers, and proceeded to
the scene ol difficulties, but found the In
diant dispereod upon his arrival.
CO" It teeiim, that upon tho arrival of
the volunteer forces, that went up from
Portland to the Cuscndee, about 400 regu
lar bad come down from iho Dalle to the
blook house four milos above, and the In
dian immediately retreated into the innun
tlini. The settlers on Sandv. anrt all
along the froutier on the north side of the
Columbia, have rushed either to Vancouver
or Portland for protection.
Col. Wrioht, has a large force of the
"Shanghai!" stationed at the Cascad.t
Hit mon aro scouring the brush iu every
direolien, and looking out for Indians. Mr.
MoCormick informs us that Col. Wrioht,
in a speech to bit turn told them, "If you
aee two Indians, one of 1 hem hating a 'chsr
tumtum,' (good heart,) iul il cllrr ,.
eache tumtum,' (bad heart,) do you always
I. Ml . I ... J
111 me -ciotm tuintum' Indian in prefer
eaoe lo the ether." Col. VKi,it hnt cer
tainly been "brk in," nd b.-ginsto exhi
bit sign of boing an apt ttholar in studying
Indiau character and tactic.
The next thing w shall rxpeot to hear
fr.im you will be that you have adopted Dr.
IIknry's sentiment as expressed in the
letter he wrote to The Statesman from
Grave Creek on the 12th of last Octnber.
He said thai as "our mountains are equal
to inn hammocks of Morula as place 0f
concealment for the Indians, I presume the
war will continue for six months;" (the
time will be up noxl Saturday.) He also
said that " there should be 200ft men in
Rogue River valley, well armed and rquip.
ped, with as little didty n possible," Htf
argued that as it took three thousand men
under Gen. Scott to conquer three hundred
Indians during iho lilack Hawk war. on
tht Illinois prairies, we conainlv needed
2000 men to conquer the Indians in Regno
uiver, considering tlie dillicultie3 to over-
eomn. 1 he Sentinel thinks they need
the whole of Urig. Gen. Lamerick's Ii. pi.
meni, and six hundred regulars or more,
which, as near as we can guess, will make
just about 2000 men.
The very ne,t week after publish
ing Dr. IIkniivs l.-tier, the ...nliments of
wh-'cli The Sentinel seems now ie mve
aHopled, The Statesman, after saying that
"Dr. Henry w.-m making a fool ,.f hims. If,,'
ues the following language :
"(.'apt. Lamerick, of Jacksonville, proin.
ineitt in Indian trouble in the South in
tunes past, as lu re tl.it week on his way
to lu.gue Rer. He exposes the opinion
thai a cWr of comranie of lint
each, such as they have i Roguo River.
who ever heard he like of
that I Beginning of the "sixth volume,"
"six yeart ago, sailing "sixty moons"
how they (ally
If you over had "three months' school
ing" you would have known that it is only
fire years from tho beginning of Vol. 1 to
thntiif Vol. 6, nnd that, there being 13
mo-iis in a year, there nre seventy eight
moons in six years, instead of "sixty."
Strange what the force of habit will do!
It is an old saying lhal "figures won't lio,"
hut you make even figures lie. Ii is said
that in repeating your multiplication table.
such was your abhorrence of the truth, that
you preferred lo take a flogging everyday
10 repealing it correctly.
Young man, if you have now boen pub-
nsiiing your tying theet for six years, you
have issued Ihreo hundred and iwelva ntiirf
hers. Now, putting the number of false
hoods each paper contained at a low esti
male, (and you know we are always within
bounds,) 312 multiplied by 13. fa baker'
dozen now isn't that low 1) the number of
lalsehends you state per week, and we have
4050. .Now, in order to be moderate, we
will suppose that your correspondents pub
lish 110 more than you d, and wn have
4050 more, which make in nil only 8112
falsehoods you have published since you
sinned The Statesman, If there is any
truth in the parage which says "all liars
shall have their part," A-c., how .pprepri-
-t-iy me unes el Hums micht here be
"Al. Tm . h Tm 1 lhey., hoy(l hy
In he.l ihrj ri.a ,1P, nk(, , hrr jli
W learn Tom a reliable tnurce tint
bout one hundred lont of Commissary nj
Quartermaster stores, belonging to the
Regular army, were taken or destroyed by
the Indians during tboir attack upoq the
Cascade last week. About twenty tons of
thit it aid lo have consisted of hard lreJ
Tbe report that Col. Wright had fol
lowed the Indiani in their retreat it iucor-
will bo amply sufficient for ll ,. ..'
in that lection. 11,- CaitiHin, .,n... .
.:... 1.:. ..!.t . .' . "i""1"1'
rmiura ins OpIHIol) 10 Weight.
t'pon th strength of tint puffr,
Statesman, and fr..m iIia IU fill
pHiiiipr ttritifxlA.t r .
t"k. in elia-p- ihe lu.l.au. ,o had t.n cull'ec "
The only Indians we have heard of being
'collected nnd confined" in this place, wat
one v. bo was collected on our streets by the
city watch, and '-confined" in the jail yard
just long enough , alow hiin ,0 c,jiiib o
....I .1.1. t . '
""" u" ,,s' f "eard of him ho was like
Judge Strong'. Clickatat Aa-'l0 the poor
friliuUi of lite Attack oa tka l.rat.
Oueoon City, April St, 1856.
Editor Argus Dkab Sir : Complying
with your request I hasten to give a brief
Account of tho attack on the Cusciidc lut
I had blurted my boat tip the rapids with
a Ion J of g'Xida, and proceeded myself tip
by land three quartern of a mile iu farn
the wharf boat, where the Utile lands the
U. S. freight. My boat then cine in to
the adore. I wot trying to gal a crew of
Indians, but wbi told by a half Spanish In
dian, formerly of the French Prairie, lhal
the Clickatat and Yakima Indian were
around ihoir lodges the night before. We
went into Mr. Simpson' (Indian Agent)
office and lulked to lhe lialf-breed lo allay
bis excitement. Ho replied, "Il it truth I
am telling you ; you nre surrounded by
Indians run for your lives 1" At that in
slant we heard the report of the six-pound
er al tbe block house four miles oil, on lhe
Columbia river above. The half breed
said, ''the attack is commenced, and they'll
be here iu a few minutes." lie then dart
ed out of the office, ran down the road, end
gave the alarm to my family, and also to
Mr. Hamilton's. I started down the road
for home, after getting part way, I turned
and saw a man coining full speed on a horse
be said, "run, they are fighting at the block
house," which fact was now repeatdly an
nounccd by tbe report of the cannon, nt
short intervals. On reaching my boat the
women nnd children were already in it.
Four or fivo men slopped with what guns
and ammunition lliev could muster. In
attempting to land some 300 yards below,
1 heard tbe report of email arms. The
men we had left cried out. ' here they come,
do not land." I made my way down the
river, giving the alarm, nnd landing my boat
with such settlers as lived along the shore
Just below Sandy I met the Belle and Fash
ion, which returned lo Vuncouvernnd I'ort
land. After seeing my family housed, I
returned on the Fashion as a private wilh
a voiun'eer lorce. Un I'riday morning
the Fashion landed on the north side of the
Columbia, at the old whnrf boat, tho Bclk
landing on the Oregon sido.
The Fashion was not made fast, before
the voluteerj were overboard and rushing
up tho bank. The Indians wcro insight,
nnd distant about two gun shots. Port
land may well be proud of such boys as
these. Lieut. Sheridan then placed his
howitzer in a largo bateau of mine, nnd
proceeded up inside of an island lo lund his
men and provisions at tho block hotiso tin-
der cover of his gun. On arriving there,
ho had been anticipated by the regulars
from the Dulles. Tho ft iendly (?) Indians
(led to an island in tho Columbia, as tho
Clickatats and Yakinms retired to the forests
nt the approach of the regulars nd volun
teers. Col. Wright immediately tent a do.
tachment to the place of their retreat, nnd
bad them (19 in number) taken prisoners.
A cache wa3 found on the same island
containing several articles, which were re
cognized as having belonged to the citizens,
wuo nan either been murdered, or had
their home laid in ruins. Mr. Bishop
found a silk dress and shawl that belonf ed
to his wife. A Biblo, ome patch work
nnd an nccordeon were also found.
which belonged to my daughter. Various
other such nrlicles were reccnized.
Twenty pounds of powder were also taken
from lhe cache Tho Indians commenced
burning at Sheppard's. After bumincrhis
and Mr. lmnn house they proceeded l(
the saw mill, murdered Mr. Urown, scalp-
en nun, nnd liung him up in a tree. They
aiw Kinea ana sculped Urown's wife who
was a young lady of 18, recently married.
N. Palmer was shot, scalped, and thrown
into the mill pond. They Ihen came down
the road and burned a small house, and a
man in it named Peter , a Dutch
man. In the meantime, the wretches had
been busy nt the block house. Mr. Gris
Km l of ltterauKBl.
It will be teen by a cmd which wo pub
lish to-day lhal iho llmier it in the ring
as a candidate for the Seat of Government,
A time aro Imrd, nnd we can't well af.
ford tbe expense of building Suite-House,
we hope her claims will be taken nilocou
The House might occupy Iir cabin aft,
mid a hall might be filled up on her poop
above for iho accommodation of lhe Council,
whil.l the "J'riiitcr'a" pres might bo at
lached toher engine, nnd go by steam, to
s to lettsan iho ex Denies of iirilililig. The
Ilmkr could ply regularly between Cane
limb and Skinner's Landing, picking ii
the member of the Legislature, making
and printing laws, and doing up small jobs
for lhe parly. Tho only objection we have
heard urged lo it it, llint the washings of.
the boat would kill all the taliuon below
The "local ion" would certainly be in ad
mirable koeping with the dignity of the
Oregon officials, (we beg pardon of lhe
Jackkonvilu, March 32, igarj.
Dear AdamtTUtire i nothing doing
here worthy of not In tho way of fighting
and it emof Ood' mercy only llmt tb
Indians have not derailed ihe country..
J'bey arft playing tbe mischief with the j0.
habitant on lbs coast. Oarkwull, who mm
nnd.) Hurgooii (Jeneral by yoyr Wal.
Walla Legislature, bus been hero for teve
rul days. Tbe poor fellow lookt as chop,
fallen a though he had had nothing 0
drink for two or throe day. II, tar((.(
dowu lo Wnllu Walla vulley tbi evening,
We have pre'ly strong evidonco her (bit
Riii k well will be removed, and Alulieenv
appointed In hi place. When lhe Lew
cam here that tho Legislature had appoint
ed Hark well, the urgeom all resigned, .
ccpt lh.it tool Stone, alius "Edgar."
liarkwell couldn't get Surgeon lo serve
under him. He denied with tear la Li
eye lhat be bad even pledged himself t
Salem to remove Dr. Orecr, but expreitcd
great anxiety to have him aot auitttnt
Jlootier,) and would satisfy thn penchant of Surgeon. This, Dr. Greor positively r
the clique for "moving."
(XT Dr. Henry, of Yamhill, mndo
speech in thi city on losl Wednesday
night, on Slate Government The speech
was well received by those who heard it,
nnd many expressed lhe opinion lhat it wat
the best speech they bad yet heard upon
that question. We nre glad to see that the
Dr. bus adopted our views of conservative
political measures, and of supporting sound,
capable, and honest men for office, as re
commended by Jeflurson, and practiced by
ull true democrats.
jtT One of our fair correspondents asks;
"Why do you not have a "Ladies' De
partment" iu your paper f I presume lhal
n gooil share of your readers nre of the
"weaker sex," nnd doubtless they would be
highly pleased if a part of your columns
was devoted to their interests."
Our reply is, wo have a "Ladies' Depig
ment,'' and a "Gentlemen's Department,"
toe. All of our paper is devoted lo the in
terest of both ladie and gentlemen, and
they nre all welcome lo our columns. In.
deed, we do not intend lo admit anybody
so. We have no particular little corner
with stereotyped headings, such as "La
lies Department," 'Farmer's Department,
Child's Depa-tmenl," "Education tl De
partment," and 'Gentlcmon's Department,
politely hinting that ull the columns not
monopolized by these standing heada aro
expressly rsscrved fur loafers and black
guards, just because our taste doesn't in
clino lo a newspaper got up wilh such I
parade of mechanical stiffness.
The ladies are always welcome to a
irge snare of our paper, however, and
when we insert ono of their communica
tions we shall nlways put it in as nice a
corner of Tub A Rons ns we can find, with
the understanding that if she doesn't see
fused to do, but agreed to act a Phyaiciaa
aaJ Surgeon to the Hospital at thit place,
nfier Bark well had signed a personal writ
ten agreement promising Dr. Greer a nip.
ulated sum per month for Li ervicet .
Matters are beautifully managed by the
clique, and the "muss ' threaten to last at
long a the war does, it least.
her next nrticlo in the
same corner, she
.trongly recommend our friend lo read over
'lapit an M...
,--... -.. A-.u-,,i sentiment contained
Molihl.te . q, 1(.quiri nil(Jo .
J arva m-tu prum. ( ,n, ww Ml(i iB
Ingitdilurqut tulo, .1 caput inie, Ullbl cond...
0O Wu IffAI-ll (mm ll.. C- .- t
-rd,. Sent hi, 01lt l0 ZiZtZ
Illusion, h BO,d 9A.K , , ,, . , i ......... : . . 'Tl '
Al-' I' . .
i.n.'Auier Lenerul or him, so lhat he
micht outrank every ether officer and M.
uma "fl control" of the volunteer forces,
nd, presenting him wilh a "bran ne-
Linn and Old Apole t.ruck .'be. j B-nch. that pay from ten to Z t d f
1 10 Polk, to quiet down the nerve, of I er dav. 7 '
""".r, ,ne mail boy thould bring
round th. next iu, o( T)u -
which Lamerick at to be t
wold was shot ihrojiL'h the ll.loh o,l i,i.i
to death. Ja7ob CoilN a brother lo Mrs.
itrown, 15 year old, was killed. Mr.
Sinclair was killed in Bradford's door.
Phero was a bloody conflict on board lhe
steamer Mary. have the particulars so
tmpe.fect that I will not attempt to relate
them. Three regulars are known to hai
been killed. One of these was horribly
mutilated, scalped, and quartered, and hung
upon the trees.
The Indians had sworn to wipo the Cas
cades out of existence, and well they kept
Every thing is burned ; the insatiate de
mons seemed to be trying to see how much
they could destroy.
U. S. government wagons, Commissary
and Q;irter M ister stores-all a pile of
smoking ruins. Tbe end is not yet.
Yours, w. K. K.LBORX.
hall have the very best corner we have.
We have received from Mason & Broth
ers, this highly interesting book by Fan
ny r ern. It is the first novel we have
read for yours, and we read that through
ol a sitting. J he book has fewer digres
sion from the thread of the story in tin
way of tedious episodes, which nlways tor.
meni a reader in a narrative of thrilling
facts, than any b iok we have read for tome
tune. Its moral and religious lone gives it
tno iiuiRiiing touch of real excellence. No
person we think could read it without be
mg benefitted, l'arton got off a nretlv
good history of Greeley, but Mrs. Tarton
could improve that a great deal, bv a few
dashes of her pen iu Ihe next edition.
OCT R. II. Stepiie.nso.v, Librarian of the
Cincinnati Reading Room, is informed that
lhe Spectator has been dead about fourteen
months, and its editor is somewhere in Cal.
ifornia. We bought out the Spectator es
tablishment, consequently your letter bn
fallen into our bauds. We know nothing
about your 85,00, as your letter must have
reached here two months before we were
authorized to lake out communications to
the "Spectator." If you want The Argus
juu Mian nave it as soon
as we receive
To make Apple pi,, without Appin.
To one teacupfullof lijrht bread crumbed
aWTbo report that the JA.ra K...n I' T "JJ ,,( ,,KPfl' rm
rufid b iha.rt ed at the timanf a n...j . . . walr. 1 cupfud of suear. 1 teI10onfll nt
iior. .K.m . . ' t . . vv-ue iaogb.tcri: , " r
' v.iii.jvBoents from all tbt j I r"ita to have been incorrect ' J 000 3 J son as for
I iT! pif. aud bake with an upper crust.
, "'"-."'I8' or in publishing
"om. lhe first we consider the most com
Eou ptper.-'-CJu '1 filtrate Or.-
...t' . 'B democrat.
.co.u:n,au, M" W r d PUb'!'h,d bv old
la-tlesburg, but who mv 7' "7. . . '""""V
It p onwr. of ,,at t ' ?7' 'I "ned one ot
Vrom the Houlh.
RnscBOHo, March 2(1, 18.r6.
Oen. M. M. Mc Carver Sit : Mosen.
gers from the South have just arrived
bringing intelligence of the most stirring
and exciting chnrnoter; several battles
have bern Ibi.cht within tho last few d
and a number of our soldiers killed nA
wounded. The first distmlthes bronnht in.
telligence of a battle fought on Cow Creek,
south of the Canyon, on the 24ih insL. br
Slit flield'a nnd Latshaw's companies, with
a band of tho Ro jun River Indians com.
mantled by Old (Jcorge andLimpy; the
volunteers Inst one man kilted and tWA
wounded : the loss of the Indians, as wall
as could bo ascertained, was three killed,
the number of wounded not known. On
be same day in Camas valley, about 20
miles west of this place, lhe Indians mad
an attack upon the settler of thai prairie
and drove away quite a number of eaiiU
and horses. They were pursued by a de.
lauhmenl of Cnpi. Buoy's company, and
made a running fight for several houn.
The volunteers gained a complete victory;
killed one Indian and wounded several oth
ers, and had ihe good fortune not to receiv
a wound or a scratch in tho wholo engage
ment. The Indians, however, very early
in the morning saluted the inmates of the
I'ort by firing upon them before the v bad re.
covered from their morning's slumber, and
then retreated to the lower end of the val
ley, fired tho vacated hons, and th
collected what slock ther wantH .nt
rushed for the mountains south. W lift V A
also intelligent of battles being recently
fought further south. In the Illinois valley
on Rogue river a pack train consiHtin ef
forty mules, as I understand, was sur.
rounded nnd taken by the Indians belong
ing to Old John's band ; three or four whits
men were killed and one wounded in that
engagement; no statements in relation to
ine Kiitea and wounded among the Indians.
It is further stated that Mui. Urn. .nH hi.
command aro now in that section actually
engaged in a warm and vitrorous c.intMi
with Old John and his entire band.
A few hours as-ol reeeiveH itt. r.-
C , O --.--.iMJ( Hum
fccottabure, Written lit; Sum,...! S (...
liuartermastor nnd acting Commissary for
tho Coast district. Ho states that it is ut
lerly mtr.ossible to make. ,. .,,,,.. :-
lhat place, under present circumstances,
and has consequently made a requisition
upon this department for supplies for Coo
uay. I nm not able to sntinfir
as there aro none here. Mr. Abraham
has just arrived from Scotlshurg, and bring
he information that the citizens of Coos
liny are in the utmost state 0f distress for
lhe want of provisions. A fnuf m
tip to Scottsburg by the way of (he bead,
or provisions, but could not procure mora.
h.n 100 pounds of flour for L nmW, 5
UO persons who are foi led up a. that olacev
Immediate relief for them il-f
,., t,. i,j ... - --. ali, anaiu cttu
not be had m i.me, from -4CC0untfc
CiLThr ""PP'lS -dy b!
tuu tune in t arrtv (lint , ...
'oroturn Without delay. ' M,t
t arr.. air. tm, i.i. .
, , j- must uu i scrv t, &o..
P. O. REILLEY,
Ass't Com. Gem.
- The Statesman still persists in heap..
ng such mild and witty ,pi,hets on
S he' ""s"- The young man has
been so long ernp,0yed in feed,W swine.
years, he say.,,) tha, be naturally rush-
(1 inlA ,rM ....
We happened to pick ud from .. -li
ef exchanges three newspapr, ..ii Piaili
to be democratic, and all containing notices! (""
- - t,,-rr. ,e hope tube excu.erf " P'S-8ty ' a "Po-hoUKB fa. .11
ZTr T ,,osiuea,,idfuiiyat
hdt we feed him on, but we hope by
ds, we shall be able to,trenr,,ba i;
i comet to m
Upv.rval,l.n.t : - ",r- '
1 to ft r,f rW o"i: V.ni
slcad of going on all four,
03- e see the last Standard and Timet
bave both capsuallicd Dryer's thunder
without giving him any credit ft, their
draw upon ,hs editorial f
Extra Oregonian othuV, about "thers
b-ng :n,,r in Oregon,"., stated by Gen.
VVool. Boys, to "hado't oujbt