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SATURDAY, JUNE 7, 1850.
Otr Errit by WmImI
8ueb li the heading of an article in the
Standard of lut Tliur!By, In which that
paper seta forth thnt whereas tin official
rcportf of Wool and Palmer aro doing
much al Wetbington lo prejudice tin Gen
eral government against our Indian wtr
claim, tltcrcfore tht people of Oregon,
ought lo get op tome kind of demonstra
tion, in order to counteract these Influence.
It bn( been niggled lo lh Standard (pro
bably by Gov. Curry,) lhat tin citizen of
the prominent tuwru io the Territory bold
meeting, and lake elrpn for fcuring affi
davit from "responsiblt men'' In regard to
tbo rive, and progress, to far, of Indian
ditturbincet, and niut full report of their
researches, to be handed to Gov. Curry,
who is about to kava for Wellington city,
to help Jo Lane "pas the Ihw" fur Hrfr dy
ing the expense of the war. Tb Standard
want just a many "responsible men" ai
possible, to make oath that Wool but mi
rcpretented us, and that Palmer told a false
hood when he aiid that "the cauie of the
present difficulty in Southern Oregon it
wholly to be attributed to tht acti of our
awn people," that llii war "baa been
forced upon those Indium, against their
will, by a set of v;bond for pecuniary
Mid political object, and sanctioned by a
numerout population who regard the trea
sury of tho United Stales t legitimate ob
ject of plunder." Although the Standard
aya nothing about it, we would suggest
- whether or riot, a few men b got to swear,
that a certain General Ordet No. 10, be
ginning with "Information laving been re
ceived," itc.and that "armed parties have
taken the field, indiscriminately slaughter
ing friendly Indians on their reterralion,
without regard to age or ten," tie-, was
strictly true, because the information came
from Bush and bis satellites, in direot con
tradiction ai it was to the official report of
Dr. Ambrose, Indinn Agent in Rogue river,
and also whether affidavits are to be taken
to show, that the "favorite rifle" was well
bushed and fired at the Know Nothing
and Whig who were in tho service, in or
der lo make a "party war" of it, and wheth
er the policy of Gov. Curry in counter
manding his order of Oct. 13, toCapl. Wil
son, to proceed lo Vancouver, to be motor
ed into the U. S. servioe, nt the inctigation
of one Ne smith, as alto the policy of sur
rendering the ' whole business into the
hands of Delusion Smith' Legislature, at
the instigation of one Bush, and of picking
up a long train of official from grog shops
and gambling establishments, through
whom Ibe volunteers have been fed on
horn beef ba been sufficiently justified
by the "atembio of lime" or not. Now it
so happen lhat the statements made by
Wool and Palmer in regard to the origin of
the Southern war, art in harmony with
each other, and with the statements of the
Stateiman for month after the first out
break. Gen, Wool ha bolstered hi po
sition, wilh letter of private correspondent
One of these men we btlievt to be Ne
mith if it is not so, lei him deny it, if he
daro. Jo Lane in his speech in Congress
give the lie to the stxtiments of Wool,
Curry, Palmer, and bush, in reference to
the dfficulties South. A committee of pet
tifoggers had probably hotter be sent into
these "prominent towns" to re that the
affidavits are not so conflicting, thnt Instead
of bolstering up Curry, and bolstering down
Wool and Palmor these "affidavit" don't
bolster down Gov. Curry, and the whole
people of Oregon together.
Now, in behalf of a very respectable
portion of the Orogonians, we beg leave to
suggest two or three things to these affida
vit laker, which they probably never
thought of. In tho first p ace, the opinions
of men in Washington are made up from
official rejwts, and not from common ru
mor, from newspaper article, (unless the
newspaper is sent on by an official as sup
porting his position, as we hear the Statei
man has beon used by Gen. Wool,) or from
affidavits of private citizen. The official
report! of Wool, Curry, or Palmer, cannot
possibly be set aside by all the affidavits
that could be raked up in Oregon from
men who art now looked upon at Wash
ington as "n-eotary rubbers, because they
re asking for money, and at a great aet
of asset, because they elected a Legbdsture
that act Delusion Smith in the Speaker's
chair. Gov. Curry has already eommuni
eated either a true official statement of the
beginning of Indian disturbances in the
Stuth, or he hat sent on a false one. If
trot, it will have iit weight In Washington;
if aha, he it not likely to ttultify himself
by packing a hundred affidavits lo Wa.h
ington contradicting what ha hat already
stated. It doea not matter at all to the
people of Oregon wkother the war waa
brought on by a fow "n-cklesa vtgtbonds"
In Iho South or not. 11 justness of the
war It no more a concern of ours tkan waa
Iht justness of the wtr wiih Mexico, ind
tht same reason thai is urged against the
payment of our volunteers, on this account,
might have brn nrjjed tgninst the pay
ment of the volunteers ho fo-ipht al Due.
na Vwla and Cerro Gordo. BV, the citi
tens of Oregon, hd no mean, of knowing
thai the war wat orjU!., au 1 e had no
right to injtt,n tht Executive authoritv
that called for volunteers and our properly
to support them. It wa enough for ut to
know that t)i$ war txiiltd, that our whole
frontier wa Jumlnou with the camp-fire
of tavaget, who wtre dancing over tht
scalp of our brethren, and holding our
women and children in captivity. It was
enough fur us lo know lhat the Governor
of Oregon, La only recngniwd represen
tative of the Genertl Government in I his
Territory, tent here by that Government,
an I mad command! .In-chief of the mili
tary department, had made a call upon us
to shoulder our rifles and mtrch to the con
flict, and turn out our property lo feed and
clothe our brethren in the field. It was no
more our butinrs to inquire into the poli
ty of Curry's plan and the justice of the
war, than it would have been the business
of the marines to nk such question of
Com. PeiRY when he ordered bis ship
cleared for action. Wt acted In good faith,
believing thiit wt were right in obeying or
ders, and we do not believe that the Gov
ernment will try to sneak nut of paying lit.
It It not our business to either bolster up
or pull down Curry, Wool, Palmer, or any
body .else. Let all of these tubs stand on
their own bottoms. This is the view our
Delegate ought to take of this matter,
instead of sticking his nose Into the private
quarrel of Wool, Curry, it Co. If our
citizens haven'l confidence in their Delcgnte
(o believe that be "will pass the law," as
he say he will, and if they wish to ad
vance their interests nt Washington, let
them get up petitions setting forth these
arguments, and send ihem to some man in
Washington who will lake the trouble to
present them, and who is capable of urging
our claims. We hope we are understood.
The election lust Monday passed off more
quietly than any election we have ever wit
nested in Oregon. Among the hundreds
that thronged our ttrcett we saw but two or
three drunken men, and but one knock
down. Aa thit wat between a Jew and a
brother loco, it was toon happily adjusted,
and by an external and internal ablution of
cheap wlikyl tcnaonnbly applied to the
injured mun, he was induced to shake hands
wilh the' Jew, nod amicable relations were
restored. In this prtcinct Matlock and
Post ran ahead of their competitors, alt ho'
the Jews to a man, true to their instincts,
and burning with a great love for their
"county," did all they could to defeat us.
One Frenchman voted the whole Temper
ance tickot after witnessing the fight be
tween the Jew and his fellow. Although
we are beaten in the county, we Lave gain
ed a great deal of vantage ground. Our
defeat it solely attributable to our own in
difference and negligence. In several pre
ciuctt in tht county we hear that there
were no tickets for our candidatet, nnd no
friends to urge their claims. Some waited
a long time for ticket, and went home
without voting, while others, wearied with
waiting, and vexed at our indifference, vo
ted the loco ticket. The majority of the.
Temperance lickett are now in our sanc
tum, which we propose to tell cheap for
cash, to at to get enough to pay our Prin-
ters' board while they were working on
them. We believe that with the tame in
dustry used by our opponentt wa could
have triumphantly carried this county.
At all events, we feel quite encouraged by
the result. The way lickett were scratched
on both sides, argues a wholesome state of
public sentiment. The peoplo are begin
ning to get their eyes open to the folly of
auppomng "party" blind. They will vole
(many of thorn) just as they please. Our
representative!, elect made tome capital by
stealing our thunder in reference to submit
ting the prohibitory law lo the people. If
they evaded our ground, like the man who
"barely set hit fox trap on Sunday, they
"barely" evaded it. They made more cap.
ital by their open hostility to "bushism."
Take them all in all, they tre a pretty de
cont aet of follows, but capable of much
improvement. Our Legislature next win
ter will be a decided improvement on the
The "democracy" everywhere are worn
out and disgusted with the miserable "bush-
te" fuction that has kicked them around as
"excrement," and by itt villainous rulo dis
graced Oregon in the eyes of all Cliriaton
dnm. We hope for t betterorder of things.
indeed, we expect, it. Lot those members
who are elected on the opposition ticket,
act with the discretion of terpentt aud the
conciliation and harmlessness of doves in
our next Legislature, and all will b well.
The good of our country is what we go
for, and if the Nebraska "locofocot" will
accomplish this, and try to build up Ore
gon insjead of a clique, we will swing our
hat and halloo "hurrah I" just at long at
they are rijiht.
Tht tasl Maniai Trial i. BsatqnarUrt
Previous to the- election on last Monday,
Mr. Murphy (the Surveyor) informed Mr.
CravfordofChampocg that he, Murphy,
should tiippon him for the Legislature.
un me morning of the election, Murphy
went to Crawford and expressed himself
sorry lhat he could not support him, for tht
reason, as Murphy ttid,' I hive just re
wived a letter from my son, who is in the
Land Office at Salem, who tells me that
Uuah had ju called on him, and lolj Lim
thai if I voted for Crawford, he (Bush)
woold hre him turntd out of the Land
Wo havt this from Medarum Crawford
ho got ii from hit brother John Crtaford!
tW The election return are not all In
from the precinct in this county up to tho
time we go to press, but a near as we can
barn Collard it elected over Matlock by
about 40 tout. Holbrook it probably
betttn 73 volet. Hatch and Fish are con
tiderably behind Holbrook and Matlock.
Lovejoy, Collard, and Starkweather, "dem
ocratio" representatives are all eloctod.
The only doubt expressed by the friends
of that ticket ii in relution to the election
of Carey Johnson at School Superintend
ent over Post. The Idea seems to be that
Post i elected, but the full return may
possibly (how a different result.
The vote in this precinct stood nt fol
Dt.T). Tempersno. Whit.
Lovrjoy 1C8 Matlock US Holbrook, 107
Starkweather 119 Match 71
Collard 113 Fish 80
Holland 154 Whitlock 64
T. Johnson 13S Pope 99
Cau field 183 Bacon 80
ASSESSOR. , . ,
Beattit 139 Brock 89
W.C. Johnson 107 Post 114
COUNTY COMMISSIONER. '
Miller 137 Bryant 93
Election Returns. "
As we have no later newt from tbocoun
ties below, we copy the following return
fmin the Standard of Inst Thursday. From
the returns of Multnomah, it would teem
that those "tried and convicted demo
crat" of the "bushito" order didn't poll a
very heavy vote. We hear that owing to
I lie nbseneo of Pat Mulone the polls were
not opened in their precinct :
Multnomah County Official returns
are not all in, and from two precinct wa
have not heard from a reliable source.
But from the data we have before us we are
well assured that nil the Democratic ticket
is elected. The only doubt aliout any one
it that of Joint Representative. From the
best we can learn, Dryer it elected in this
county from 3 to 10 votes. Belknap has
somewhere liom 30 to 40 majority. Brown
has over 100 majority.
The county hat given about 250 or 300
majority for i'ortland for Ibe Seat of Gov
Washington Countt. Cornelius has
about 130 majority ; Dryer ha about 60
majority, and Johnson lias about 10 maior-
ity in Washington county. The Democrats
elected their Sheriff, Assessor and Treasurer.
Thit account is not authentic, but a report
orougul in by a gentleman who gays thnt it
wat so given to him at Hillsboro. For
Scat of Government the vote was very much
Vots or Clatsop County. Council
man, J. R. Bailey, Dem., 55 ; W. W. Park
er, Tern., 66. Representative, J. W. Mof
fill, D., 60 ; Jas. Taylor, T., 64. Prose
culing Attorney, Win. L. McEwan, D., 49;
Seat of Government, Astoria. Precinct :
Eugene City 18: Salem, 61 : Astoria 14:
Vote op Clatsop County. Furnished
u by the Multnomah. Councilman. T. R.
Cornelius, Whig, 52 j Belknap, Dem., 28.
Representative, 8. IS. Barr, W., 49 ; Geo.
Merrill, U., 80 ; Sheriff, D. B. Sievens, W.,
62 F. Perry, D., 86. Corvalli had the
majority of the vote for the Seat of Gov
ernment. Kteetton U Benton.
Mr. Avery furnishes ut wilh the follow
ing returns from Benton county ;
Avery, dem., 404 I R. C. Hill, W., 210
J. A, HelMet, p., xbu i
Odencal, dem., 292 I Biddle, W,
SEAT OF GOVERNMENT.
One preoinot waa yel lo bo heard from,
which Mr. Avery thinks would give Hill 20
majority over Bennett. The whole demo,
cratiu ticket is elected, excepting for A
Ihe abuse which the Statesman has
heaped upon Avery has had the effect to
run him ahead of his own ticket. We
learn ihero are only six "bushiies" in Ben
ton county. Three of these are Jews, one
a penitentiary '-convert," and the other
two are "greasers." Well may the State,
man say, "all the virtue and morality" in
Benton county belong to the opposers of
"And to it is of all Hit other moral questions.
They belong to our opponents." Statttman.
So you have admitted at last just what
we have contended for all the lime. You
stuck out pretty stoutly for about ten
months that we had "lied" when we charg
ed you with being the special advocate, of
everything dirty. At the same time that
you fought tit, wt noiiced you also tlrug.
gled hard against overy instinct in l lie back
part of your head. ' Your instinct has pre
vailed al last, and finding it is hard "to kick
against the pricks," you have caved iu,
and now acknowledge that yon lay no
claim to "morality."
The people have found out that such was
the fact, and endeavored to select such
men for the Legislature last Monday as did
claim a litile "decency and morality," and
you will probably bt furnished with t
"past" "t "inter lo the "Points" from
whence you came, and where you piglulv
Tho. friendt who are ordering on Fowl
er t works, ninsl remember, thai we n,v,
to tenj the money, when we order the
works, and the money Ku be tent to us
before we ort'er ihem, at e not "
"flu.h" jusi now. We would be h.rr,
to furni,h the funds, jst to accommodat.
and tbtn trust our friends, if we in tile.
On our outside wt give tome interesting
new from Utah. . From this it will be seen
thai the it already knocking at ibe door of
the Union for admission. Her domestic
institution jirs regulated by tbot sodoni.
lies in harmony with the principles of squat
ter sovereignty, as laid down in Douglas'
Nebraska bill. We have el way contended
that this bill bad an eye to polyifO'ny ,n
Utah, as well a tlavtry in Kanta j but,
till vtry recently,. we bave not been able to
find a eiugla Nebraoktite, except Jo Lane,
who was willing to admit it. There is
something so revolting to human nature in
the idea of embracing Utah in all her sod
omitish filth as a sister of this great politi
cal confederacy, that the great mas of the
people of this Union are not prepared to
assent to becoming politically married to
this harlot till they have been schooled up
to it by locyfoco politician, who are anx
ious to get tho vote of Utah at the next
Presidential election. We have a squatter
sovereign paper before ut now, which
broachelhe question, nnd argue it just at
we should expect tuch a paper would.
The following extraot from a long edi
torial must suffice : - .
"Under the principle laid down in the Ne
braska bill, that the people in a Territory
have a riirlit to fix nnd establish their own
social institution, Congress would seem 10
he bound by its own act to admit I he State
o'Deseret without inquiring into tho social
or religious habit of the peoplo. If a Con-
xlitution it offered which guarantee! to the
peoplo a republican form ofgoverniiK'iil, is
nol lhat all ihatConuress can ask f
"It is an embarra-tsinz and troublesome
quextion, and one which our wjae men nt
Washington will he greatly puzzlvd to know
how lo dipose ot consistently with (tonsil
tutional obligations and moral forling."
Under the order of thing Introduced by
ihese Douglnsitet we art glad to tee ihem
admitting that they have run afoul of some
"troublesome" and "embarrassing'' diflicul
ties, and thnt there must be a great atrug
gle to reconcile loccfocoism with "Consti
tutional obligations and moral feelings."
Under the wholesome .policy of the gov
eminent, in regard to Territories, at advo
cated by Washington, JehVson, Jackson,
Clay, and Webster, and practiced by all
Administrations up lo that of Pierce, there
would have arisen no difficulty in the mat
ter. But strange as it limy appear, while
these modern "democrat" can tee very
plainly where Congrest derivet hor consti
tutional power, lo legislate banks out of the
Territories ut the does in Oregon and Wash
ington, and legislate foreign Govomors,
Judges, District Attorneys, Marshals ds Sec
retaries, into Territories at it dot in all the
Territories, giving the Governor of Kansas
and Nebraska tbo veto power, besides limit
ing the number of members in these Ter-
rilorial. Legislature, and declaring all law
null and void, that are not in harmony with
"organio acts" or Territorial constitution
made by Congrest, and forced upon the
people of taid Territories we say that
while tneie locofocot can see very clearly
where Congrest get her power for doing
all these thing and many more, they can
not possibly tee where Congre can 6nd
any power in tht constitution for legislat
ing slavery, polygamy, or cannibalism out
of any Territory. Oh, locofocoism! you
an a jewel. No wonder that the corrup
tiom which have been saddled upon that
party by Douglat, Pierce, and other dema
gogues, in a mistaken attempt to strength
en in stakes nnd lengthen iu cord by pan
dering to the lusts of the Mormons, bas
driven-lent of thousands of truedemocrats
from the party, and caused a hundred "dem
ocratic presses" in every part of the Union
lo thunder their final farewell to the old
democratio ship, which so proudly outrode
Ihe storm when such men as Jefferson, Jack
son, and Madison atood nt the helm, but
which under the Gubernatorial conduct of
Pierce, and Douglas as first mate, is rapid
ly approaching an awful political macl
strom, where she and her whole cargo of
moral "reptiles and creeping things" are
about to be swallowedp together. Such
men a Benton, Fremont, Blair, Went
worth, Donelson, Wade, Chase, and a host
of other great statesmen hnvo nl ready
abandoned tht old rotten hull, Stale after
State has snatched its floating ensicn from
ner creaking masit, till tho freemen of
Newbampshira have rushed from her gran
ite hills, and bid their own litile''Frank"a
a political farewell, notwithstanding the
beseeching of "Souih Carolina elonuence "
nnd the crocodile lean of ' Bad Rum."
. Reward. Offered.
Almost every Saturday about half a
dozen subscriber in this city call on u.
for an extra paper, com plaininc that turn-
body bat "hooked" their paper. There are
about half a dozen -'locofocos" in thit ore.
cinct who are loo stinjy to subscribe. ht
who never miss reading The Akgvs .
They aro to much interested in t that 'tre
hear thoy frequently sneah into .h.
and pick .1 p ,o0 M it dra d b
carrier, while the mercW ,, Ll,.
customer, and either keep possession of it
twooruree hour, n. ....
take's, and off with it. Now we hror
10 t to all such customers who are too
mean to patronize a home paper, if they
will c, II at our office and give at their
names, and promi9 to steal no more.
Iht mural nriiuM..).. . .
---r--- r,r-" wvocste ma?
hav. some influence over them ; if ot, lL '
ill over their children, if they carry the
Paper home. '
news from iho .... j
iv ma our
n ascppam correspondecce.
Orecon It creat country for poelt.
must bo that tho lovely scenery by which
we art nvcrywbero surrounded, with if
Infinite varietr of aspect, from Hit eternal-
ly tnow.capped peakt that lift their head
in awful grandeur from tht dark outline
of iho eastern mouutains, to the level, un
dulaling prairies, green itb perennial ver
dure, and odorout with o thousand delicate
flower, skirted by forests of gigantic firt
ind wide peading oaks, that mark the
conrtet of rivert that go dashing over cat
ctdet nnd roaring over cataract, all con.
tpira to stamp ihelr poetio impres upon
our wlcrn ettlrt and wake up Ibe ideal
bumpt of thou who never dreamed they
possessed ihe ' ul of poetry" till Oregon
scenery developed it. As Oregon unites
the wild grandeur of Norway wilh the gi
ninl mildness of Lesbos, it will doubtless be
left lo her to produco what the world has
always been looking lor, a model poet; one
who combines the lowering sublimity of an
Ola Bull with tho melting sweetness of
Sappho. There aro already a hundred
nnd oiio candidates among us, all ambitious
to reach this acme of poetic perfection, and
tread the climax of half human and half
Who will be the successful person, is
now known only to the gods. Whether
we shall bd permitted, even in our old ago,
to look through our spectacles and tee Ihe
queen nf the "Snored Nine" dissolve the
nubila that now envelope him, weaie not
alio even to offer a reasonable coiijeoturo
Perhaps a majority of the candidates hnve
already asked us to spread before the world
some choico ".specimens" tliatWe to be en
tered at the "Poet 'a Fair" fur prizes.
Many of these, for wain of ipnce, and di-
vrrt other reasons, we bavo "inserted" in
our stove instead of our paper. But here
comes one, which our render shall have
the benefit of. it comes to ut as purely
anonymous from tome author in the eastern
part of Clackamas county. The merits
of the piece will be a sufficient excuse for
our departure from the general rule.
It is a very appropriate apostrophe to the
"piclcr" that headed the locofoco ticket 00
lust Monday. We wish the "pome" hud
been printed on the ticket just over the
The Ef le of oar Country's Bag.
1 Hail glorious bird wbicb proudly soar
Above the oluuds above ourihors
We trace thy form wilh a searching eyt
When for up in Ih asurr sky.
3 Thou glorious bird so bold so fret
Upon my eouotreyi flag I set -Thy
noblt form which shnwes lo me
That my country now ii fret.
3 Upon the Ocean's stormy main
Tbert on our dag I tot the asm
Tby form Ihy glorious mioatur
Yes there to sail wbil tim endures
4 Hull glorious bird forever bail
Columbias sons will never fail j
To keep tht from til fulurt harm
While bound to gather wilh freedom's arms
Rock Creek Clackamas Co. .
Another toot Move.
Friend Rudolph, in writing to ua from
It may not be uninteresting to vou to
say we had a meeting last Friday at Sub.
limity, to see what we could do in regard
to an institution of learning. After the
preliminary steps had been taken and a sub
scription wat presented, there wa nearly
two thousand dollars subscribed, which
speaks well for Sublimity. We want lo
get up something in opposiiion to that dis
tillery ; we must do something."
Indeed it is nof "uninteresting" to us lo
hear of this move in the Waldo Hills in be
L.i r .- t. . .
nun vi euucHuon. ii interests u more
than it would to hear of a battle between
Col. Wright's command and Kamiakin, re
sulting in the death of a hundred Indians.
With the great mass of the people, the all
absorbing theme for the Inst few months has
been ibe war. "What's the news f What's
the newt from the seat of war I" has been
the interrogation, which has met us at every
turn and corner, where we happened lo run
afoul of somebody lhat we handn't seen for
several hours. The Indian war new is
now getting stale, the war is probably pretty
much over, the election is over, tho In
dians are badly scared if not whipped, so
are tho locofoco, and we now turn our at
tention for new to the great battle-field,
where truth girds on her celestial armor to
combat error, and where science brandishes
her burnished ' blade at the monster Igno
rance, who sulks abroad at noonday under
mining the substantive basis of our social
and political fabrics. A victory in thai di
rection, or even a marshaling of the host
preparatory to a conflict wiih our country's
enwnies, we hail with unspeakable de'.ight.
; Our friends in the Waldo Hills, have
wisely concluded that it is tyiBl, ,: ' J
get up something" t0 counteract ;'ne M,Is
that turround , hem. . ,Jg I,"
P' SO innl ,U. b 8 Ul 8
f .;' ';y nve "got Up" the very
best tk,g they could. Ignortnee hd vii
mu oe jought rrem thit out, ad driven
from the field, by mean of schools, and the
public pren. Long,f:er the Indinn war
s over, there will be a great deal of "fiht
ngto be done." And just here w. will
- hhi .necoote that was related to us
7r.H.i of Marion', best
men, when we passed ihmK s,.u::.
last summer. It ran in thi, wise : On the
morning of the merourabl. h.m. r .v..
Thames, Gen. Hirbisoh exhibits I.;. !
f attack, .ccurau-lj drawn ,,p. , Gov.
Shelby of Kentucky, and asked him whst
he thought of it r Shelby replied ' I dos't
know anything about fighting on pape'r
- wrrr anyjtgkhng to I, done, Ut
dent bat probably ever btn published, and
we publish it now, that ft may pas mu
hi.tory, tod (hat wa may liavt good j,
lustration of our poinlr Tbtre is fighting
to be done, and nonilsttke, before Oregon
is redeemed, not with carnal weapons, w
hope, but wiih such at are mighty to the
pulling down of atrong holds ; weapon
that while they kill they make alive, Dd
while they disarm our opponents, and strip
ihem of theirtcaly integumcnta, they p(M
in their hands weapons more effectual than
iho hilbert of an A jot, antf cover them
with a breastplate thrice- three. fold mor
impenetrable than the brazen shield of
"If tliero't any fighting to be done, let
ut get at it." A good school, nnd a good
newspaper, will do mora good fighting In a
family or neighborhood, for the causa of
virtue and intelligence, than the most gifted
preacher lhat lias ever harangued an audi,
ence tioce Paul made the ihrono of tht
Clears teinble with hit eloquence. ; Their
influence is sometimes almost imperceptible
for a season, but they are just a sura to
work wonder In molding and shaping,
public sentiment nnd in forming the opin
ion of the young, at a long summer ofcon
tecutive days of sunshine nnd seasonable
showers are sure to reward the diligent
husbandman with an abundant harvest
We have already seen enough of the fruitt
of labor of this kind in Oregon, lo with they
were more univcrtiil.
We have no particular partiality fur any
particular portion of Oregon ; it is all good,
hII beautiful, and every neighborhood in it
ofl'ors an inviting fit-Id for ihe labors of the
philanthropist. Bui we have sometimes
been templed to think while riding through
tho Waldo Hills, and remarking the love
liness of the country, and the apparent in.
Ielli.'cnce and thrift of the citizens, lhat, it
was just such a country as ought to afford
several excellent schools, and furnish us
i wo hundred paving subscribers. Money
invested in the cause of education, is belter
far better, invested than that which is loan-
rd nt throe per cent a month. We want lo
live to see Oregon dotted all over with
nublio common aehooU. urtli a l.i.ih r.t.nnl
. ' P" "-"-v.
ill every couniy.and a college to every fifty
thousand inhabitants, with good roads,
biidges, and other internal improvements,
with fifteen millions of inhabitants, brought
here by the great Pacifio Railroad, and all
freemen, independent of the shackles of
party, uncontrolled by demagogues, vir
tuous-. Intel llorcnt hrm-o ami hanni- lli.r.
we shall havo witnessed the travail of our
soul, and being satisfied, we-will be ready
to go hence, bequeathing to our children
the blessings we now strive to secure.
Mr. Avery informs us thnt the Yamhill
tickets printed in Ihe Statesman offte were
finished up by putting Sales on aa the
Seat of Government. Now we have no
objections to the peop k voting for Salem,
or any other point skey choose but the
beauty of the thing coniieta in making;
any locality a "dtoucrmiit candidate."
Thit wa the last kick of the "ism" called
"bushism," whklkthe people have so easily
Messrs. Kngman and Hedges bave
nearly completed the plank side-walk from
Cunemah to tho break-water. They have
made an excellent job of it, and we hope all
subscribers will fork over immediately.
The improvement will probably be contin
ued by out city authorities so as to connect
with oun side walk nt Dr. McLougblin'a.
Such improvements ns this speak well
for our citizens.
We notice, that John Gibson has accept
cd our dmltenjre, and painted hit building,. -and
we publish him according to contract.
Wchly HtAWractwry.. ' . .
Portland, May 30th, 1856..
Ma. Editor Will you please to stale in
your column what I declared to be my
principles upon tliu location question, some
time in 1852, and whether or not,! publish
ed in ywr paper the fact lhat I was then a
Whig, and would be found so, when the
party lines should be drawn.
Your ob't scrv't, THOS. CARTER. (
In a communication inserted in the
"Times", in May, 1852, signed Thomas
Carter, the above statements in substance
appeared under bis signature. Ed. of THB
Times. ...... r
If anybody has seen anything equal
this, in the way of political correspondence
we should like to have him send it on.-
Carter asks the Mudze" to'.tato. "what I
declared ,0 be my principles' upon the'l
Hon question," and "whether or not I pub-
lished in vour r--. '
The '-judge'i repjM in tjg usnBj
and lucid style, "You announced the about
ocmimcnis in titostance"
The only parallel case to this we have
ever seen, was that of a "Judge" or Presi
dent of a debating society In1 Vermont;'
who after hearing the argument upon the
question, ' Is punkin piee pizen.or good
and wholesome victuals V decided it in the
negative. ;l '
NL PoaTLAtfD, June 4, 1855.
Deafjbvu I hubs In mmmiiniMlt
the melancholy fact of the death of J. G.
Rilet, a memberof the Sons of Temperance
in this city, and a Printer in tha Ortaanian
office. Last nik-ht aa ha m wtimw in the
Hall of ihe Sons of Temperance. !ia became
convulsed with spasms, and died in less thsn
ten minute. The Phisician bad not tinw
to reach her before he expired. He is sup
posed to have died from an affection of tbo
heart. H wa an estimahla rnnnr man.
and tie low i fch by us all.
eiat,u 1 his U the firm time this
Soj or Tehplsancs,