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0KBO0Z9T CITY I
SATURDAY, FKHUUAUYJ2, 1850.
To tho Republicans of Oregon.
There will Ik- a rnveiiilnn of llio Riubtifaia of
OrrKn it MALUM, on TiiimiuY, tiik TwrntTr
rimr otx or ArmL, 1S.M', fur Hie puroe of noin
liiatiiiK ft l)K'.a or ltt'toeiikitivi to Coni-rca,
an I fr ill iiirHwf nf (r.iii.uciinj ueli oilur bufi
niixnt nmy C'Hio bi'furt llie Convenlinn.
The Coiniiiillei'miji.nt lli.it the following uppor
lioiinii nl b) n-lliireJ I" in olectiiig ilsligatmi
Curry 1, Com 1, JiicIumii 4, ,.m. .liiiie lou
a' 4, Cinpiuu 2, Lane 6, Limit), lii'iimn 4,
l'olk 4, YwiihJl t, Miir on 7, Clnckama fl, Wmli
iii;mtl :i, iMiiltnoinuh 4, Columbia 1, Ckitoop 1,
Til!'itiio.k 1, ami Wiiko I.
Tho Comm'.ttBo nlo arnctl)r rruint that a full
nriil coMijilfto wg.iiiruiiioii of Uio Kcpublioaiii be
leifie:e i iu evt-ry county at an tarty diy, anil
tlmt llmcluiiiiuii ofe.ich county coinmitu iin
ine.linuly wild lii name pialnlfic-e ailJrtnn In
W. 0. Joiisnox, Clerk of tlie Central Coiiin.l'.'.cc,
t Or. g o City.
W". T. Matixick,
W.C JuiijmiN, Rrp.
K llol.MM, ! Ctu.
L. II. WjKr.rm.i), Com.
W. L. A D,
AVe hope t'.iiTC is not o single Republi
can who i u sl(!Ci'mg sentinel on tho wati-h-tower
of human liberty in Oregon. There
U enough of moral wiekeilneM, of part
lespotistu, of flimncinl extravagance, ond
forruption generally in the party in power
to roii-sj every patriot to aetion who spends
one hoar iu a week to an honest investiga
tion of the polities of our day. 'While now
and then wo Ond a sleepy genius so devoid
of patriotism and so Jftill of self that money
is his god a man who devotes his whole
soul (if he hits any) to amassing wealth,
nnd cares little for tho puHic good we
find that a majority of our citizens are im
press! u !th the idea that iw ought to be
a chu'vj' in the political governmeul of this
country. Well, if there. ought to bo a
diangc, why not have one? It can be
brought about by cordially supporting the
Itepublieun party, which is the only party
of any strength that is now successfully
grappling with the black democracy East.
It is the only party that presents an organ
ized front to the motrcy crew of sectionalists
now cursing Oregon. It is a party pir
jM'tnentlij organised, organized on sound,
conservative, national principles principles
cherished by Republicans as the applo of
.their eye. e love our principles, we arc
liour.d to stand by them, and we never will
Murreudtr them fur an hour ajain to give
pla t toactions, so help us God. All po
litical reforms that any party opposing the
rrotten and demoralized democracy, blasphe
mous!' so culled, proposes to effect by way
)f rcdecm'ug the government from misrule,
the Republican party wishes to' bring
.about. Our principles are written in blaz
ing characters on our folds, and can be
read by everybody and we do not believe
that there is one third of the honest voters
of Oregon that would object to otic of them,
if they understood them. Do they want
to break down the ' clique' ? So do we.
Dd they want a Pacific Railroad ? So do
we. Do they want to protect the people
of tho Territories in (heir constitutional
rights? So do we. Are they opposed to
.a negro-breeding aristocracy rearing itself
on the Territorial domain, to crush out the
poor whito laborer who lives by the swc it
of his brow ? So ure we. Do they want
our inefficient representation in Congress
ilcft at home, and somebody sent there who
will attend to our inkTr-sts instead of the
interests of a corrupt Administration nt
Washington ? So do we.
If, then, we ngrcc with all good men
upon principle, why should not all good
men heartily support our organization 1
We predict they will. We crdially invite
ull who favor tho purposes of our. organiza
tion to unite with us in the support of our
principles by the choice of honest aiid titpa
Me Republicans to ollie. A ny man who sub
scribes to our principles but opposes our or
ganization because he fancies it will not re
sult in his individual advancement, is a
rotten demagogue, ond ought to go over nt
once to the clique.
J. C. Stewart, Esq., who plodded thro'
rain and mud canvassing this Territory for
' uid and comfort' to the ' Methodist Episco
pal Church South,' has reached San Fran
cisco, and gives the Pacific Methodist an
account of his trip through Oregon.
While here, ' Bro. Stewart' wrote two com
munications to Dr. Cznpkny's organ, de
ploring the fact that some churches in
Oregon had political preaching (anti-slave
ry) among them. Bro. Stewart's church
has no objections to having ' politicians'
among them, we presume, if they are 'con-
servutivos.' To show what they regard as
.such, we clip the following from his article:
' Col. Chapman, of the Lite LeKidature, among
politician, is r.'ganlc.l u an example of lilgh-toiivJ
pi'liliuil coiisrr.utiKm. A nuijority of the late Le
gialuluro wan conai-rviitive."
Col. Chapman's lato effort to get up a
terrible 'agitation' on tho slavery question,
by trying to make this slave territory in de
Jianct of the will of the people, is no doubt
what makes Chapman a high-toned politl
cal conservative. ' The border ruffians who
went over from Missouri, and with bowie-
knife and bludgeon forced their pro-slavery
tickets into the ballot-boxes, were no doubt
with the Methodist Church South 'high-
toned conservatives' whilo examples of
cqm!ly ' Ugh toned conservatism' are found
in the Echo crew that imported the three
hundred Africans into this country, with the
laudable intent no doubt of nestling them
in the bosom of the M'thoJit Cliur.-li
South, where spiritual pnp could be drawn
in largo quantities from tho overflowing
conduits that lead to cxhaustlcs reservoirs
of soul-saving nutriment nutriment which
is actually now 'going to wosto' (o I'rovl
deutiul provision against ' healing') for tho
want of ' high toned conservatives to fit olit
vessels with holy manucles, Christian
scourges, und ' inner temple' ' middle pas
sages' in which to transport the 'starving
souls from A trie's burning sand,' to be de
livered over to such 'high toned conserva
tives' who hate 'political preaching' as
Parson Urownlow, to act as sort of spirit
ual 'wet nurses' to the poor Africans, nnd
put them through the sucking operation
with tho raw hide till the aversion of the
' natural man' to the nipple is overcome,
and they ore finully developed to tho 'full
measure of tho stature of perfect men in
Christ physically by ' exercise' in tho cot
ton full und ' chastening whiqji yields the
peaceable fruits of obedience,' and spiritu
ally by daily draughts from the spiritual
fountain filled with milk' tho 'unadul
terated milk' of tho Metho list hpiscopul
Church South. The Methodist Church
South has a holy horror for politicians, mi-L-ss
they arc ' high-toned conservatives.'
All such Democrats as support the Admin
istration in its Lecoirpton iniquity arc of
course ' nigli-toncu conservatives,' wnne
Douglas and his followers w ould probubly
be set down ns ' ow-toned conservatives,
and would only bo received into the em
brace of the Methodist Church South as
liy the way, we feci slighted in Clacka
mas county that ' Bro. Stewart' didn't no
tice our representative, Dolf Hannah, as a
high-toned conservative.' He is certainly
as ' high-toned' as Chapman, and as good a
subject for the maternal embraces of the
Methodist Church South. (Perhaps Dolf
didn't subscribe for the Pucific Methodist.)
The Oregonian, in an article suggesting
some things to be attended to by the Re
publican party in Oregon, says:
"An orgmixation should a'w.iy be foun led upon
nine firm and ubnintial bntix, mid ihoulu embody
principles, 'reeds, nnd doctrines."
Wheu tho Republican platform adopted
at Salem last spring was published, the
Oregoniuu's main objection to it seemed to
bo that it was 'too long' and only a few
weeks ago the Urcgoninn was urging an
orcranizntiou ' predicated upon the single
doctrine' that the 'people are sovereigns."
Xow we arc assured that the platform of a
party should not only embrace 'principles'
and 'doctrines' but 'creeds' 1 . What
1 creed' it is proposed to take, in addition
to that of Bro. Penrue, to which the Or
egonian often alludes, we are at a loss to
determine, unless it be that of the Jews.
We should feel inclined to oppose such a
platform, on account of its 1 great length
if for no other reason. In heaven's nam
what will the Oregonian be niter next ?
The New Orleans Picayune contradicts
the statement that the slaves owned by
Douglas tire overworked and under-fed, ns
it was reported Slidell of Louisiana bad
charged. The Pienyuno says that the
slaves are in charge of J. A. Mellatton, a
humane man. Judge Douglas stated in his
Memphis speech that slavery was right in
the Southern States because it ' pays' there.
Of course Mr. Douglas would not consider
it ' right' to have his niggers ' put through'
by a Vermont Yankee overseer like himself,
unless it would ' pay.' Being governed by
this 'golden rule' of 'pay,' cannot any fool
see ' with his mouth' that the niggers be
longing to such ' high-toned conservatives'
as are strictly governed by it, arc amply
protected from all liabilities to abuse T
" Do unto others as you would Have them
do to yon," is nn old rule found in an old
iind almost obsolete book seldom quoted
but by a set of ' religions fanatics' called
' Christians.' It is called ' the golden rule
number 1,' nnd was laid down by one Jesus
Christ, nn obscure Nuzarcne, a great while
ago. ' Do unto others ns will pay the best,'
is golden rule number 2. It is adapted to
the nineteenth century, and was laid down
by Stephen A. Douglas, a 'progressive'
man, and is being rapidly adopted as an
excellent substitute for ' golden rule No. 1'
by all 'high-toned conservatives,' with a
fair prospect of superseding the use of tho
' Discipline' by the Methodist Church South.
Absent. The Editor of this paper is
now absent on a tour of some five or six
weeks, to tho nooks and corners, hunting
up delinquent subscribers. His great need
of money actually compelled him to mount
Rosinante, after throwing across the saddle
on old pair of saddle-bags filled with ' ac
counts,' socks, shirts, tobacco, revolver,
bowic-knifo (though we believe the latter
article a beautiful one; silver mounted
is carried nnder his vest, on the left side),
and ono or two other ictas that an editor
in Oregon always needs, and plungo out
through the rain and mud to collect small
bills scattered from Dan to Beersheba,
many of which have been standing out for
years. You may all look for him, and if
you should hapjicu to tell him you're " halo
chickamen," just notice how his visoge will
elongnte. This being an editor is rather a
hard calling where one prints a paper on
trust principles. A printer's bills have to
be paid up promptly, and paid in cash, and
if he sells his paper for chips, whetstones,
and pig-yokes 'in advance,' or cash some
time Junce, of course he most be an excel
lent wauagcr who keeps s paper going
Arrival f Us Mall
The steamship Northerner reached Port
land last Saturday, and left Mouday eve
ning. She brings dates from the East to
The news Is of no great importance.
Congress has done nothing for us yet, and
tho probability is that it will do but little
this session. President-making seems to
occupy ull tho uttcntion of the sectionalists,
who luivo a majority in this Congress.
The Oregon and Washington war debt will
not bo paid, and wo shall not be likely to
get into the Union this session.
Full details of the news will bo found
elsewhere in this week's paper.
Dorcus Elected. Hon. S. A. Doug
las was, Jan. 5, re-elected United States
Senator from Illinois. Tho voto stood
Douglas, 54; L'ncoln, 40.
Tns Ut'ts to ! WoitKfu Both Wats. Ore
gon, Willi a populnlioli Ot aiHIUl 4U.UUV, Willi w
come into the I n on, and Mr. Stephens, of Geor
gin, is preparing a bill providing for its admission.
All the I lemoemti favor the measure, beciiune Or
egon will send to Coni e-s a Democratic Iteprea
dilutive nnd two Democrnlio Senator. The Ite-
nub icans. on the other hand, oppuse the admission
of Oregon with only 40,000 inhub tyinu, while Kan
sas ia rciuir.il to siuv out until if population
rendu s 1)3,100. They Insst tlmt bolh lemlonni
shall stay ut till ench lies a population of Vil,400,
O' thnl bolh sh:ii; be admitted, eutli ilh its present
The clial'ce they prepared for others, has been
rrrs-uli d to iho li's of the Democrats sooner than
they rx; ected. Si. Louis News,
Tho organs of the sectionalists here are
contiuunlly harping about the Republicans
iu Congress being opposed to tho admission
of Oregon. Th fact is, the Republicans
are willimr to vote for the admission of
both Oregon nnd Kansas, but they are not
sufficiently dishonored by fealty to a slave-
I reeding despotism to say to Knnsns, You
shall stay out of the Union till you have
93,420 inhabitants, bseaust you come with
Republican Senators, while Oregon may
como in with 42,000 inhabitants, bream
she sends two unmitigated donghfaces
The conduct of tho Black Dcmocrae? re
garding Kansas shows a want of honor,
manliness, and fair dealing that we had not
expected on the part of even the fire-eaters.
Wo ulwnys have looked to Southern men
for some decent regard for the principles
of honor and fair dealing; while, on the
hand, we expect nothing of the sort from
Northern doughfaces they are ready for
anything that their masters set them at,
no matter how mean and dishonorable.
A l.lltte over rimssh.
Wo find in the Peoria (111.) Democratic
Union a long letter signed ' Dclazon Smith,'
upon the ' condition and resources of Or
egon.' The letter is written in that bom
bastic, ' highfalutiu' (ns the New York
Herald has it) stylo so peculiar to Deltt
sion. We give a few samples of his old
disposition to delude people
" Oregon, it i believed, has, from eighty to one
hunurcU iliouninil white mhubtanls. from DUtiU,
10 lO.UIIO. it ia repnried ha ebeiB added to the
popiilutioo lliis lull lioin the rruier ltiver annes.
People here generally believe that Or
egon has a' out 42,000 white inhabitants
till told, and that the Frazcr River excite
ment hasn't added five hundred settlers to
our population. If Dclazon can make
Congress believe that wo hare a ' hundred
thousand inhabitants,' of course the State
will be admitted, as the principal objection
to its admission lies in the supposition that
it hns less than 03,420.
'' Owing to the coolness of the nights in rammer.
corn U not a very auccrasful crop; though 40 and
it) bie-lirls to the acre is not nn uncommon yield.'1
The best piece of corn we have ever seen
in Oregon we raised ourself, on sandy bot
tom land. It was a very rare crop, nnd
would probably have turned off forty bush
els to the acre. Wo do not believe the
man lives in Oregon who would liko to
swear to Deluzou's statement that ' 40 and
50 bushels to the acre is not an uncommon
yield.' In our description of the country a
few weeks ago, we stated, what we believe
to be the truth, that twenty or twenty-five
bushels to the acre is perhaps on overage
Delusion further says:
" Oregon drives s'xty thousand head of cattle to
the Culil'oinia market per annum. Work oxen
are Worth, in Oregon, from IU0 to 150 pel yoke.
American cuwsjU dollars per head ; sheep from 5
to 10 dollars per head pork from 6 to b dollars
per hundred pounds ; American mares from 2uU
to 400 dollars per head ; when from $100 to i.5U
per bu.-hel ; luui'oer from $19 to til5 per thousand
feet ; butter from 2i to 60 eeuis per pauud ; eggs
from S!0 lo 40 cents per doieu."
These figures generally need to be re
duced a little to give a man in Illinois a
correct state of the markets. Cows, for
instance, are plenty at from $30 to $35,
while some choice breeds may be worth
" The most common or ordinary labor readily
commands from $1 50 to $3 00 per day, aud from
to $ 10 per month, and fouud. Meehauica re
ceive from $4 00 to 1 10 00 per day. Servant girls
icmlily obtain from ft! 00 to $i 00 per week.' '
Those mechanics here who have been
hunting jobs that will 'pay $10 a day and
found,' will please write to Dclazon to
know where they can be found. .
"There are no poor people in Oregon. Our
poorest inhabitants are worth from three to ten
thousand dollars. The society ia good equal to
the best in any of the elder states of the Union ;
but little vice, dissipation, licentiousness or crime
but much industry, integrity, morality aad rinoe.
Churches, colleges, academics, high schools, and
common schools (as so many moral light-houses
anon the Pacific caut, nnder the shadow of which
a stauding army of moral, inlell gent and energetio
young men and women, are being reared,) exist is
every part of the new state."
Great country this! all rich, nearly all
industrious, moral, intelligent, and virtuous.
Our 'poorest inhabitants' (not excepting
the ten thousand new comers brought here
by the gold excitement) are all seorth from
three to ten thousand dollars each. Some
of the ' poor whites' who supported Dela-
zon would, if we should tell them they were
worth from three to ten thousand, roll ap
their eyes, and a0i, Whar, oh bar is our
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property I mt na wiuniuu lens iiii-iu imi
they will believe It, or course, and never
think to the contra? till the assessor comes !
round to take an Invoice of their effect.
Wo clip little of hihighfulutinon pol- -
" The Solillca of Orrtfon. as Vou are already well
advised, ia overwhelmingly democratic. Our peo
ple are pre-eminently eoun-rvaliva, eonaliiuiioa
abiding and uun.n-loiinif. They stind, and will
oonliuue to stand, by tha reserved rights of the
sUiUs. Th spirit of fnnatneisin, disunion, aud ue-gm-euality,
tliuuk Cod, hns not yet seized our
people, tni 4 no not inins it win, si i uuug
Uie present generation."
That is Intended to bo a strong feeler af
ter tho support of tho fire-enters ut Wash
ington. Of course, Delusion does'nt allude
to the Republican party when he says that
the spirit of fanaticism and negro equality
will not selzo our eople during the present
generation' for Delusion said to J. R.
M'Bride, Esq., during the canvass lust
spring, 1 If I was a young man hko you, I
would as soon risk my chnuevs of success
on your side in politics In Oregon during
the next ten years as on any other.'
At Last. Ucii. Lovejoy of this city
received a commission by tho lust mail us
Receiver in tho Lund Office at this place.
Ho is thus rewarded at lust for his faithful
adherence to the scctioniil Democracy.
Now that the war has broken out between
Czapkuy's Agent and Lane, however, the
General occupies tho reully Democratic po
sition of o leg on each side of the fence.
He goes for Lane just this far, that "ufter
Lane had been elected by the party as Sen
ator, it was unfair for the Agent to attack
hiiu in tho way he has; he should have
waited till his time was about out, or until
Jo applied for another offire." When Jo
gets bock, Lovejoy will lie one of the noisi
est Lauc men in this scctiotf.
rickelt 1rae V
By reading the following card, which we
clip from tho San Francisco Herald, it will
be seen tlmt the notorious Pickett, who
was once a beggar for alms npon our shores,
is still kicking, and has lost none of his De
mocracy since ho went to California:
iy A Saluts to Civii.iiiTioi. I projmse fir
ing a hundred guns sf exultation at the recent aus
picious reopening of the African Slavs Tr ide with
the Anglo-American Krpuhhc. Mili nilir period
predicted by dm twelve years since (eight years
tnore), will ull obstacles to this grand re-act unary
movement towards a more rutiouul civilixaiioo iu
Christendom be removed.
One run will be given as a anluta of honor to
thai open, defiant ohmnpion and giiera'hsiino of
ma opposing forces w America n HlMii it.
Persona wishing to eontril nte a mite to have
such alarum for this great battle sounded on our
occidental rhure, will huud me the onsh. or drop it
in a box, lo be ftmnd at " Rill's Saloon' next door
the ltulletin office.
Pickett's rejoicing over the rc-openiug of
the slave trade by tlie lute successful opera
tions of the yacht Wanderer, may disgust
some men calling themselves Democrats,
but Pickett would go uo farther in sup
porting piracy, or any other ' measure' that
was decided by the party to bo ' Demo
cratic,' than oil of the doughface sectional
ists who are leading that party because it
Pickett's invitation to his brother sym
pathizers with piracy to ' hand me tho cash,
or drop it in a box,' is exceedingly ' Dem
ocratic' We, like other lending sectional
ists, would as soon fire a hundred guns for
Gerrit Smith, provided enough people
would ' hand him the cash, or drop it iu
NitRHOW EsCAl'B OF TUB ClJNTOX.
Leonard White, of tlie steamer Jas. din
ton, informs us that on Friday night, Jan.
21, the Clinton came near being destroyed
in passing tip a slough that empties into
the Willamette near Lnncostcr, situate on
the west bank of the Willamette below En
gene City. This slough runs through the
land claim 'on which a warehouse. In Lan
caster is situated. It became necessary to
run the Clinton np this slough to discharge
freight ot Coffinan's warehouse, some dis
tance above on the bank of the slough.
Much opposition has been made by certain
parties to the Clinton's running up this
slough, and timber has often been fallen
into it to obstruct tho navigation. The
timber was as often cleared out by tho
Clinton crew, aud tho boat continued to
visit the warehouso above,- despite the
threats of a suit for trespass that camo
from the owners of the hind through which
the slough runs. On the night aforesaid
the Clinton reached Lancaster after dark,
and lay there till ten o'clock waiting for
the moon to rise. Meantime they heard
persons chopping down small trees that
leaned over the banks of the slough. When
the boat started, it consumed two hoars in
getting over these obstructions, during
which the choppers went ahead and chopped
a large tree nearly down, and stood by it
with lanterns waiting for the boat to come
along. As the boat got loose and ap
proached the spot, the choppers fell lustily
to work and brought the tree down a few
seconds too late to destroy the boat, which
shot past just in time to escape destruction.
Mr. White says they recognized the four
choppers, the names of three of which are
known, and that their cases will be attend
ed to as the law requires. We have no
reason to doubt the correctness of the state
ment made by Mr. White, but it seems al
most incredible that men could be found
in Oregon who would thus coolly try to
destroy property and murder all hands on
19 The advertisement of Dr. Griffin,
Dentist, was omitted last week through in
advertence. Boxis. Philip Ritz, of Corvallis, writes
to the Farmer that bones put nnder pear
; trees when set out make the best of mwiure,
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"'- " ' "
Jtwt started ut CorValhs l.y 1. D. Odd ea ,
It h l-rh'ted on the same material on which
tho Occidental received us impressions, ps
also the one oil which the Expositor drew
up its legs ond was gathered to its father
( Muttoon). The ' Crisis' is devoted to the
interests of Lano, and supports everything
' Democratic,' so far ns wo can see, except
ing the Doctor's Agent at Salem. It more
than intimates tlmt he is a rotten Aboli
tionist. Tha ' Crisis' lutiinutes that by the
opposition to Liiiio tho party lias become
sick, and either from this cause, tho ' turn
of life,' or some other cause, It needs doc
toring and hence this new physician walks
np with his ' democratic' pill-bags, and pro
poses to restore it to hetilth by the proier
medicines, after cutting off such excrescences
as tho Agent.
Doctor Crisis' seems to bo learned in
the technicalities of the' anti-cold-water
pharmacopia of modern Democracy, and
seems confident that he will lie ublo to heal
up the wounds, salve tho ' splits' over, so
as to get tho party on Its legs again, able
to carry old Jo on Its back without giving
away in tho knees. We fear, however-
that, as the nnrtv hero is only a ' member'
r a v
of the body' Eust, which is in tho lust
stages of decay from a moral and financial
leprosy, our young doctor graduate will
hardly be able to save it. If he wants to
do a really good act for his country, an act
that will show his skill as a surgeon, and
withal a merciful act, wo suggest that ' Dr.
Crisis' put his patient out of its misery by
culling its tail off just buck of its ears.
SriiDEN Tt nxixo. A gentleman tells ns
tliat ho was In a room in a onc-horso town
up country, ono evening not mony weeks
since, and heard the 'democratic' crowd
warmly extolling Jo Lane ns a perfect
prodigy of democratic purity, faithfulness,
nnd statesmanship. During the same eve
ning, the mail arrived bringing the Doctor's
organ which first denounced Lane. The
next moruiug every roan uf them wus curs
ing Lane as rotten from top to bottom,
without o really sound ' dy uiiuierutic jint
Piusonkk at Laiwe. Jack McGwire,
who was arraigned before Just'cc McCar-
ver for stabbing Kelly, wus tried last week.
After the evidence was given in, the court
adjourned till moraing to mnko up Its 'de
cision.' In the mean time, Jack was left
to ' manage his own affairs in his owu wuy,'
and the next moruiug when it was nn
nouiiced iu open court that Jack must give
$800 bunds for his appearance at court,
Jack was nowhere to be found. He prob
ably heard the decision ' through a knot
hole and, not liking it moch, he concluded
not to ' submit' to it.
Tannery. We were glad to sec in vis
iting friend Orrin Kellogg, five miles below
this city, last Monday, that he is prosper
ing finely. He has one of the neatest tan
neries in full blast wo have seen in the
country. Wo predict from tho looks of
his leather that he will soon bo producing
material fully equal to any shipped from
tlie East. Ho has lately taken in Mr.
Clay, a newly-arrived Yankee, as a pnrtnci
and business will now be pushed ahead.
Old FitiiT. Joseph Merrill hns sent
tlie Farmer a Yellow Newtow n opjle raised
in 185, which is now a year nnd a hull
old. It is said to bo sound, though a little
shriveled, and bids fair to keep somo time
yet. Apples keep remarkably well here.
We raised Missouri Russets (or Jo Lane
oppfcs) that were proof against the hogs'
teeth, and the only way we got rid of them
was to give them to the boys in town to
throw at each other.
Horses. Out of 861 horses entered at
the horse fair In Vermont, the Journul says
that 210 of them aro more or less of the
Morgan stock. We believe tho Morgan
to be the best breed of horses for service
we have yet seen -In fact the best horse
we ever saw was a Morgan. Tlie only
Morgan horse we know of Iu the Territory
is owned by H. E, Hayes, five miles south
west of this city. Ho is a good horse, ond
has somo excellent colts.
CorTKE. Wo saw a letter from the
agent of Wilson Si Wakefield in San Fran
cisco, stating that coffee was worth eight
een cents, and couldn't be bought for that
In a less quantity than 500 sacks.
Turned Vr. Our old Mend J. N. Dur
ham, who left Salem some time since for
California, it seems has turned np in Jack
son county, where he has lately had a
daughter married, appended to the notice
of which in the Sentinel is the following
touching original poem, which is a spark of
celestial fire that could only have been kin
dled by a sndden collision of the author's
head with that of one of the ' Muses.'
We publish it, although friend Durham left
$2 in our debt:
" Ws gave our daughter to him.
He a son of a distant clima ;
May they live in lore and union
Aa when they stood hand in hand.
I am but a sojourner he r,
My child's to stay behind,
Whilst I and her Mother
Goea far to distant clime,
We point our ohiid lo Christ and God
A nd lake oar far oft" leave ;
May they proteol and guide her
Till we shall meet above.
Jomt X. Dtbraii.
Salem and Portland papers please copy, also St
Joseph Mo., papers."
Ths Weather. Last Sunday and Mon
day were two beautiful days, promising ns
a real Oregon February, but Monday night
it clouded op, and has been raining and
snowing at intervals eyery day since,
sfcr We publish the following oohmnmL
cation with pleosuro. Ue Information .
gave, to which our friouds Davis & Mob.
misics onjeci, camo rrom what we cotiskj.
cred the best of authority!
x, iv r y",TUKn.' V,k . 8.V
Ma. Wm. L. Apahs Dear Kir. i. u.l
Ing over your pn,cr or Jan. 20th, wijl
tired an article headed 'Willamette W
Works.' As a tmrtion of that artkle re
fers to us, wo ask a place in your rolurasa
in order to art both you nnd ourselves rtohi
in the mutter. That portion of the bare,
graph we aro culled on to notice tctuhZ'
" A steam engine Is now under war for
Ruble & Co., who are building a aj,w.n,ni
near Wulhi Walk The flv-wliJ I Ii!?
weighs twenty-fivo hundred pounds was
cast a few days ago, ami conies out ' nt
job. The fouiidcry got t'm more fur thin
engine than tlio highest Portluml hid on
account of contracting to comnleto tlJ w.
in four weeks."
Now, sir, if all your statements were
facts, und you had stutod all the facts in
the case, we would have been content. ' It
is true that we would not ngrcc to complete
tho loli in four weeks, for the rcasoo thnt
we knew that it could not be doue In that
time, but it is not the fact that Rossi
Co. received $500 more for it than our bid
It is a well-known fact that some four
months have elapsed since the confirmation
of that contract, and yet, according to your
own statements, it is not completed. And
in conclusion, we would solicit yon in the
future to post yonrself nn as to all the facts
in the case licforo you blow so much un
merited praise of others. ;
pAVIS & MoftXaSTtS.
Sai.eh PnAiniz, Jan. 28, 1859.
W. L. Adams Dear Sir: Will yo
please give notice to your sulmcribers that
n convention of the bee raisers of Oregon
will bo held in Oregon City on the third
Wednesday in February, 1859, to organize
a Bcc-Ruisur' Club for the more incmsful
advancement of bee culture to more thor
oughly discuss the proper dimensions of
hives, swarming, hiving, feeding (if neces
sary, wintering, keeping np the prices of
good swarms, and n general interchange of
views on tho subject. All apiarists, and
those intending to engngo in the business,
uro invited to attend, as it will be (band
much to their advnntsge. Those having
new hives to introduce into Oregon, will
hlcase have them on hand, that they mar
be passed upon. A large attendance is
Tuos. T. Eyri.
Fare IUiuxed. First cabiu passenger
tickets can now be purchased lit San Fran
cisco through to New York for $100, and
steerage tickets for $25. How long this
will last, we cawiot of rwiise say. .
(3T " Mr. Miller is a thorough farmer aad ta
orclmr list of much practical kiiowlsdgel a vari
ety recominciided by him ia worthy of eonshlera
Mr. Miller once 'ircommcnded' the
' Virginia Greening' to at the apple for
Oregon. Such ' varieties,' while they may
be ' worthy of consideration,' are not gen
erally thought to be ' worthy' of very n-
tensive cultivation, '
Thanks. Wo are, under obligations t'
Dr. Steele, ngent of Wells, Fargo k Co. fn
this citv. for latest California and Statu
. . V; t
tHr We had tlie pk-asove f isettiaf
Gen. ralmcr last nighl, jwt after bis re
turn from the Frazer river gold .mines.
Ho look exceedingly well, robust, ami
henrty, notwithstanding tho number of
times we kilhtd him by the Indians while
on his waj thither. Standard, Vk.
Withdraws. The steamship Cortes is
withdrawn from the routo between San
Francisco nnd Portland, and in connection
with other steamers belonging to Cspt. C,
K. Gurvison 4 Co., will soon take her place
in tlie opposition line between San Fraucuv
co aud l'mmma. &a)itrJ.
Pacific Railroad. ' Ion' writes to the
Baltimore Sun, that the stoto of partiesUi
the Senate is such ns will probably awn
tho Mirage of the Pacific Railroad bill to
that body by a small majority, la
House tltcre mny be more doabtr eo ac
count of the difficulties arising, not from
scruples of economy or constitutional power,
but from the choice route.
steamer Basalisk arrived at Mobile Wy.
Jan 1st, fiom Belize, Hondurw, wrtj
100 shipwrecked passengers of the filibaswr
schooner Susan, who were taken alioard
tho 20th by oAler of the OiSj'
llxo, and treated gentlemanly by the Bntiw
0lThe Susan was wrecked on the GlorcrV
a coral reef, sixty mll fromh
gers were saved, but the wsel ft
Mart TrawM wV,t , '.. '
Dispatches from St. '.
i. , Hmt ' thfl Ossawattamte (Kansasi (
eorrmwndent of the Democrat yf
rwi Hamilton, the leader of thepani
captain .. "- mmAgtt .
who commi tea. ine
wiiu L-uiiiiiui.ee "--- -., castas
Chontcau's tradinir post, last May, "
l tha fipl.l in Southern Kansas,
ken the tieU in oor.mcru
large body of derate ZrA
LXTSute nmn, w charged
Missouri, and killed: and tU
Bloomfield, a wealthy Frt r2
of Vernon county, had been
ery was raising a party
sion by Hamilton, and that botn p
are determined to fight.
A despatch from Kansas CStJJWJ
. ' r Uavhawkers.' nnder l
Ttensrn entered JJaies v
Thursday last, and
Je Jackson, and burned b 0eff
ernor jaeaary iu - thai
of dragoons to to b
ho. nnlcrpfl OUT OOHIUW"
. i t : anil nnnxuuu vw r- '
- . tS u. MinniRS.
raisea in w"" -"-
officers for which l. to
missioned, and .,h TaUTs
the Secretary of War
ammunition from jffi'gBZS
dorrs. . It is expected a Dje .WT -