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SATURDAY, MARCH 10, 18C0.
Tk DUttalta Traitor.
We ore glad to see that in the present
contest Tar Speuker the leader of the
iluvc-brccding Democracy are showing
their hands. They huve relieved us of the
lutmr of showing, a heretofore, tlmt the
only disutiioiilsts or real toric In this Gov
eriiinciit urc to be found among the bogu
Democracy, excepting pcrhnp n i.iero
handful amon their nut urn I nllies, the red
mouthed abolitionists. All Iho.-e who
h ivo read report of the duiiij ut Wu.tV
i:ton this winter, can now see, if they are
not too blind to see anything, tlirt Uu real
Issue between the two political parties now
struggling fur the ascendency Is, Shalt the
Constitution be maintuinrd and the Gov
ernment be perpetuated, or not! If any
rdit is to be given to speeches ol leading
politicians, and the course of poliiieul jour
nals, every honest, Intelligent mun must
conic to the conclusion, that there ure now
but two parties, the one a Union party,
and the other a Disunion party.
No man who has read anything at ull of
the action of political leaders need be told
that the Republican parly is tho one pledge
ed to the tnitinteimnee of the Un'on and
the sacred inviolability of the Constitution,
uud that the Democratic party, U.icly so
called, is the one which aims ut the over
throw of the Government and the violation
of the Constitution. We say that there
are but two partita, b:cuuse ull voters who
go to the polls cast their votes so us fille r
directly or indirectly to favor tho objects
sjught by either the Republicans or the
sectional Democracy. The handful of sec
tional, Union-hating abolitionists we rank
with the Union-haling, sectional Democ
racy. They are oil fanatics of the Mine
slr'pe nil equally banded together to
overthrow the Republican party, and ruin
the Government und whilo they nro one
in syinpnthy, and one in purpose, thcro is
no reason why they should not bo a unit in
action. We ore far from charging, how
ever, that the greut body of the Demo
cratic parly Is in favor of a dissolution of
tho Union merely for tho lovo of treitson,
or that all of the five thousand abolitionists
who assisted (Jerrit Smith In his effort to
defeat tho Republicans and elect the sec
tionalists in New York, arc ready to tram
ple tlm Constitution under foot, except
upon a contingency. The abolitionists urc
only ready to do so upon tho contingency
that slavery is not forthwith abolished
while their brethren of the Democratic
school are only threatening to lay their
polluted hands upon tho !; of tho Union
on such a contingency as tin- ehetion by a
iiui'onty or American freemen of Ihc man
oi ineir cnoico for the ProM-iicy. Jf
there is the least shadow or un exeuso for
these treasonable enunciations on tho part
.f either wing of the d'wuuionisls, the abo
litionists have ten times more of plmisibil
ily In their excuses for treasonable demon
strutions than their co-laborers in the Dein
oeratlc vineyard have ever been uble to
Rive. The abolitionists wish to overthrow
tho Government because' the people arc not
rouuv to remove tho foul blot of shivery
beyond our limits, und their Democratic
brethren nro equally willing to drag down
ine pillars ot our social fabric, to the dust
1..W..I,..,,. ll i.. . .
""",m 'tiuu uru now renuy 10 wipe
out mut loul iiiot upon our national char-
iie-er eullcii llio "Democratic party."
v nen wospcuk or the Democratic party
us being implicated in treason, wo refer to
the lenders of that party, comprising ev
cry Democrat in Congress, excepting a
mcro handful of niiti-Lreouiptou Demo
crat, and every Democratic editor both
North and South, wilh, so far as we aro
informed, not a single exception. Wo be
lieve thnt the open avowuls of treason in
Wtishiuglon this winter have been confined
to the Soul hern leaders of tho Deinneraev,
with perhaps the exception of 0 win aiid
one or two other Northern traitors but
tho fuet that not a single Democrat in good
standing with the party dared to rebuke
the utterances of treason by the siihuunn-
uers, nut rather applauded them, as also
the fact that not a single Democratic editor
uas mired to condemn the disunion throws
of these men, fixes tho brand of treitson
upon the foreheads of these leaders as in
(lelil)ly as wus fixed the mark of
Jeror upon that of Cain.
ni i i i
iiiix nemg cieuriy established, it of
vourse follows that every man who votes
tho ticket of the llluek Democracy is guil
ty of indirectly aiding und abetting treason.
We bvleve every Democratic jourmd in
Oregon is more blatant for dlsunionism
tluin for the Pacific Railroad. Although
they have not yet the hardihood to openly
avow their attachment for disunion, they
are constantly filling their pages with the
insane threats of their Southern disunion
drivers without a word of condemnation of
tliein. We believe they all occupy ground
m common with that most servile and con
temptible of sheets at Corrullls, which jus-
lines me salamanders' threatened destruc
tion of the Government by saying tiiat
"The disunion sentiment at the South is
the natural and nsorssART result of the
Intolerant and persistent aggression of
Northern public sentiment."
This w e take to be a fair specimen of the
manner in which Northern dnghfarr treat
thetreawa of their Southern driver.
While they publish tho disunion speeches
and official pajiers of men who deserve the
halter, With a Very feeble statement that
they don't fully "endorse theld," they tell
us that it Is a " luctuary cuut'f nct" of
imoglnnry grievauce. The flippancy with
which these coxcombs talk about " North
ern aggression aguiust the South," would
muko one believo, who thought thcro wor
thy of any credit, that the North was try
ing to commit some unconstitutional out
rage upon the South when tho fact is
tlmt the North ha no issue with anything
but tho Democratic party of the South.
We never hear any threats of disunion
from the opposition to the Democratic par
ty South in case a Republican President is
elected. The opposition vote in tho slave
States in lS.ili amounted to 4H0,(i;VJ, while
the sectional Democracy polled only CQ9,
587. No these four hundred and eighty
thousand voters aio not only all Union
men, but they ure so disgusted with the
disuuionism, rottenness, and hollow hypoc
risy of the Democracy, that, instead of
considering the election of a Republican
President a just cause for dissolving the
Union, they actually prefer tho election of
a Republican President to that of a sec
tional fanatic. They knowtl.ut the dis
union politicians representing them in Con
gress are a class of low huckstering dem
agogues, who have wormed their way into
ofiice by appeals to the ignorance nud
prejudice of the poor whites, a clars unfor
tunately numerous in a country where free
schools are scarce, and where tho Democ
racy toleruto neither freo speech nor a
free press. Theso disunion Democratic
leuders aro a set of luzy vagabonds, who
have been so long in office and grown so fut
on treasury funds tlmt they look upon be
ing weaned from the public teat and turned
out on tho commons as little better than
death itself hence they bellow lustily
iibout "Northern aggressions" to keep
Southern fools voting the Democratic tick
et, and chime in with an occasional terrible
disunion howl to keep Northern fools doing
the snme thing. They havo mounted the
slavery hobby, in obedience to the sugges
tion of Culhoun when in 1832 ho advised
them to dismount from the tarilT structure
and get astride of the nigger. While they
and their Northern allies aro apparently
ohuning in their boots for fear of "B l a c k
Republican aggressions," and fairly foam
ing out their burning desires to ' save the.
South" by defeating the Republicans, their
hollow hypocrisy becomes fully apparent
when they refuse to elect Gilmer, a South-
em man, owning a hundred slanet, became
he wasn t a ' Dimmycrat." Theso arrant
demagogues vunt the South dimmyrrnlic.
ally sand, or not saved at all. They hnve
always been trying to uuito the South as a
unit on sectional i.-sncs, by tulking about
"Northern aggressions." In 1S32, the
lurid' was considered a terrible "Northern
aggression," whilo tho ordiunnco of '87,
winding shivery from ull the Kot thwcst
Territory, was a wonderfully Democratic
measure, becnupo it originated with Jcffcr-
soita mo great rather of Democracy. In
1H0I1, tho people of Indiana Territory pc
iti i -.. .. . . .
titioned Congress to remove the restrictions
of tho ordinance of '87 from that Territory
but John Randolph, ns chairman of the
commit tec to which the memorial was re
ferred, reported that it was "highly d.in-er-
vun nun nic.euieui id impair a provision
wisely instituted to promote the h.tmihess
ami prosperity of the northwestern country,
c'b.i I'.re sirtnsiti ami r u ...
ive frontier:' Then tho South almost
to a mau applauded tho Randolph renort
AW such a practice is a terriblo "North
ern aggression," that makes noor slinks
shake in their Loots and squeak out that
southern Democratic d ISiminnum to i-
"- in d
necessary conseaurncn" of it. In ISis
Southern Democrats applauded the slavery
restriction act in the organic act of Oreiron
and Northern spaniels never thought of
raising the howl of " Northern aggression,''
necau.se their Southern masters hadn't vet
crueiicii meir whips,
I rom 1820 down to 1854, leadine noli.
tieians of all parties, North and South, ac
quiesced in tho Missouri Compromise that
'iciuJui slavery forever from all territory
north ol 30'. and with Clnv ta'..i....:
Reulon, Ruchunun, Polk, and poor Piereo'
they applauded the enactment as not onl
ttjso but a 1,-gitimate and clear exercise by
Congress of a Constitutional power. Then
thcro was no No.iheru paltry party vnga.
bond that tuned hi penny whistlo to the
tune of "Northern aggressions" and joined
in the weak howl of disunion that occasion
ally came from the rice swamps of South
Carolina; because tho Democratic party
. .oi u-i occonioaone idea, sect ioual
nero-breedlng disunion party.
From l'n .1 i i.i-. .i
' "n iu i3j4 inero was
scarcely a single Democratic Convention in
mo -Onn. Bill ,.nr..ol. . 11
, ,,v m isuildlTUUC
peeeti mde, but what advocated the
precise pMlt,on of the present Remibliean
!..., v iu quest,,,,, of slavery extension
r.il ...... " '
- rii riianieu never tl,n.,l,i r
. .....Sn. v,
now ung about " Northern nre;.-. )...,
they rather wtpgti their tails w itl, M-u
n I ah !...! a .
u.e.r orators took auti-blavery eteu.
sion ground lo p,ove th,U th, Democratic
party teas the real guardian and defender
of the interests of the l.tborin , ,. Ti..
Democratic party then professed, as the
Republican party does now, to tnd up as
a wall f flre .round the interest of the
millions of hard handed American freemen
to protect their rights against a crushing
couhmatlon ot capital. But the moment
a new party ia fonnebard open tb.- ,in.
gle Idea of the im!veral, omnipotent power
of in aristocratic slavo cnpitul, to ride
rotighhod over ull tho territories, and
plant the Iron heel of d-spitism on the
necks of fret white, laborers, and In place of
the old Democratic party, np rise the Re
publican party as the friend and sdvo
cate of tho white race, tho paid IscurioU of
a hireling press drop their old tuuo about
the Democratic party being the friend of the
laboring clusses, and the alpha and omega
of their whole song I " Southern rights"
"Northern atrirressions" and "neeger
From the ditto of the destruction of the
Missouri Compromise it: 1854, to the Pres
idential canvass in 1 851, the Democratic
parly North and South felicitate itself
upon the discovery of thut " happy concep
tion," squutter-sovereignly, and 'their ora
tors, scribes, and purty whippers In general
bawled themselves honrso and wroto their
fingers sore In lauding the docrine that
henceforth "the people of it Territory, like
the people of a Stule, should regulate their
own domestic institutions in Ih'irovn teny;
but the moment that tho Supremo Court
ut the behests of the slavo iswer, gnve
political opinion for party purposes advene
to squatter sovereignty, taking the ordi,
nance of '87, the Missouri Compromise, and
the Nebraska Rill, and rolling them all up
together handed them over to Southern
liulumanders to be destroyed, the cringing
vassals of shivery in the North " dried np"
their praises of squatter sovereignty, looked
solemn and wise, and ml vised Democrats
to " submit to save the Union." When
the Democratic party In Misfouri sent five
thousand armed ruffians iuto Kansas to put
a quietus upon squatter sovereignty there
this bloody band of assassins wus cheered
on and excused by nearly every Northern
Democratic editor, on the ground that the
peaceable free State "squatter sovereigns"
of Kansas were a set of "Northern ng
gressors." When, uftcrwurds, the infa
inous Lccomptou Constitution wus kfore
Congress, and the whole power of the ud
ministration was exerted to force slavery
H ion an unwilling 'people, bucked by an
overwhelming majority of Democrats
Congress, and when, to intimidate the
handl'id of Douglas Democrats that noblv
united with the Republicans to resist it,
Southern salamanders raised the howl of
disunion, uud the Governor of Alabama
sent word to tho Democratic members of
Congress from that State to telegraph tho
fact to him immediately if Congress refused
to force I.ecoui)to:i through, so that he
might iniiuediutely convene the Legislature
to take steps to go out of the I u:o:i, the
dirt-eating Democracy, like Delusion mid
Muter, were ull suddenly seized with the
conviction thnt 'ultras a question ol no
practical importance any'into not " really
a Democratic issue," and for fear the sala
manders would consider the resistance of
Lccomptou a "Northern aggression," nil
"good Dimmyerals hud better submit to
save tho Union." Since these Democratic
silauiiuulers have openly declared on the
floors of Congress thnt ''Northern laborers
oniht to be owned by their employers, thut
iwiuern muorers wero a " servile1' set ol
fellows, that Douglas Democracy was ns
"rotten os Republicanism," that the great
body of Northern Denini-i'iitd ivm-n i-,,tt,
nbolitiotiized, nud unreliable," and that the
Northern opposition to the slave code, nn.l
the recent Republican triumphs were suffi
cient pretexts lor initiatory steps by South
ern Democrats to break un tho Union.
plungo the country into civil war nnd del
uge it in blood, nud since Southern Demo
crats have not only mobbed, tarred nnd
feathered, and driven out many Northern
Democrats Irom their midst, but have driv
en out of Kentucky some sixty of her own
peaceable, quiet citizens for holding iinti
slavcry sentiments, wo sny nfter nil this
been done, theso Northern diit-enters full
upon their marrow-bones, roll np the whites
of their eyes, and with an obsequious pup
py glance tell their renders thut although
they were a little while ogo Union men,
that now, since Southern Democrat are
fretting around terribly nnd threaten to de
stroy the Union in case tho Democratic
party is beaten, " they don't exactly ap
prove of disunion" perse, but they will
havo to excuse it at least ns a " necessary
result of Xorthcrn aggression."
Now, all WO llllVC to SUV to Ihrin trnllnni
is that the Republicans will elect their
1 resident, and restore the government back
to wiiat it wus in the davs of .I,.f.
ferson nnd Jackson. Thev will do it strietlv
on tho ground of States' rights, and a per-
P....1 1!.. -t -ll .i .. .. !.
en niu.imj oi an ine Btntes In settling
tho Territories. They will turn every
black Democrat out of omV in tlm r IllMl
nnd place iu their stead honest and capable
men, they will institute a thorough reform
in the reckless expenditures of everv de
partment or the government, they will eiv
courage home industry, put down fillihn.
ters nnd piracy ou the hiirh seas, enltlv.itu
iiuiicuoio relations with all foreign powers
ouiid the tueilic Railroad, give land to the
luiuness, give tno whole machinery of irov
eminent anew impetus iu the
of incvittiMe ilcstinr. milt tho
h',i. .hl: ii . . 1
loiisuiiiiionn i v. wisp y, niul
permanently, iitey will then allow Dem
ot-rais to groan, grunt, and threaten to
their, hearts content, but will say to them
teheneveryuu really yet in earnest', and icant
to uissmve tne t nton ji st trv it ox!
The mall system of the United States,
currying Intelligence swiftly, surely, and
often, into every nook und comer of the
country-! no small Instrument iu disscmlna
ting the mctvnry information to enublo
the people to hold their public agents to
proer account for tho performance of tho
duties required of them. Tyrant are op
poscd to the circulation of intelligence
among their subject. They bumper the
press tho inuils aro subject to their cspl
oiinge. Nothing is eriniltcd to go to the
nconle. but what suit their musters. A
freo press and a free circulutiuii of intelli
ppnen will make a free people. Whnt
would become of the honry thrones of Mu
rope, if tho press was free there?
Hero the press cannot be wholly con
trolled by. government. Government ''nil
only subsidize, a portion of it. This is done
by its patronage. It is done so here. Not
ull tho presses, but some of them. There
....... lil .
are presses in tins stale which every civn
officer of tho government bleeds to suit-
port. His own bread is dependent on ins
subservience. Let him withhold, and his
head would be in the basket before he could
say his prayers.
Who doubts tho character of a press
sustained hi this maunrr. It in the humble
tool of its tipsters. That of Delazon Siu'tii
is a perfect illustration of the instincts of
such a press. Hud the owners of thnt
press, and the party of which it is the or-
Kiin, tho power, the people w ho dure to
oppose it, who now regurd with contempt
its insane ravings, would be looking thro'
grates, if no worse- fate should befjll them.
Next to the press tho muds ure used as
engines or oppression. no uoes not
know that the mails of Utah are systeumt-
itally violated? Did our government over
complain? Does it not permit every petty
post-master in the southern States to ran
sack and rob the mails ut hi pleasure?
Who docs not every week read churges
made against post-masters in Oregon, and
which ure never investigated by the proper
agents of government?
We do not charge that tho mail facilities
aro cut olT in Oregon to prevent the diiVn-
sion of knowledge, though wo fully un
derstnud that the diffusion of knowledge is
fatal to Ruchnnun and Lane democracy:
and we are quite sure, that Senator Lane,
w ho tukes upon himself to cut off the head
of a messenger in the hind office, knows
nil about the curtailments of mail facilities
in Oregon. tJ"No administration would
dare to cut olT nearly liulf the nciil facili
ties of a Slate without consulting its Sen
But we tell the udmiti'sf ration-yon can
not by these measures forca Oregon to go
for Joseph Lnne and Dehizon SnlJlu for
United Slates S?nutors. The people uf?
in a fair way for being iiroused to tho ini'
quity or your machinations. 1'iev are not
to bo used to cniiblo you to d;spcnsc put
ronnge to the "dirt outers," who do vour
bidding. The next election will tell u tide
which will scatter all vour schemes and
hopes to the four winds.
Ctarkama Airlcwtlwrut Hoclrty.
We announce with pleasure thut meas
ure have been adopted for tho estulihsli
mcnt of tho Clackamu County Agrlcultu
ml Society. We trust that a hort timo
only will ellipse before every county of the
Stute will have It agricultural society.
State societies urc of great beiufit, but they
don't come homo to us as do our county
There is no truth more apparent than
thut the great interests of agriculture have
been neglected iu Oregon. We havo fine
hinds Tor wheat and all tho other cereal
grains, grosses nnd vegetublt. Our cli
muto is favorable to the raising of ull kinds
of stock. We have only to improve our
natural advantages to inuke Oregon one of
the most productive and choicest spots on
earth. This is only to be done by labor
skilfully applied continued, earnest, intel
ligent labor. It is the part of agricultural
societies to stimulate the efforts of farmers
iu procuring the best stock; In raising the
best crop of grain, grass, fruit; in increas
ing in excellence uud quantity tho produc
tion of the dairy; in extending home man
ul'uttiircs; in promoting every measure
alculated to render the farmer successful
in his profession; and to muko him take
thut position in sociily which jiis'lly be
longs to him.
Wo rejoice to witness till movement
. . . . . . . ii-
among the lurmers in mis county. c
hojto to sec a large gathering at the ad
journed meeting to bo held iu this city on
the 12lh April for the adoption of tho con
stitution and election or officers. iiCt
there be no holding back. Let the word
bo sent into ull the settlements, so thut
there shall bo a largo assemblage of the
intelligent and hurd-woiking fumu'rs of
SiMtiots AcciiiKNT. Wo learn trom
S. Francis, Ksq., that on Sunday night
lust a serious accident occurred at the resi
dence of Win. S. llussey, Ksq. in M'Miu-
ville, Yuinhill County. A child of the
family was sick, and Miss Maria llussey
was sitting up to uttend to its wants. She
fell ushrpiii her chair ami on wu king found
till her clothing in flames. She was severe-
burned and she died the next day.
Mr. llussey iu the effort to save his daugh
ter, was so badly burned that lie is not ex
pected to survive. Sirs, lln-wey wxs in
jured also, but not seriously. The friends
of the family will learn with pain these sad
The Laxe State Convention'. Some
very funny facts are leaking out about tho
meeting of the democratic central commit
tee at Kugeno. The committee consists in
alt or nineteen members. Ihere was at
tho meeting, certain, tho chairman, W. S,
Brock, nnd ono froxy from this county;
nud, perhaps, another coinniittee-inan.
The Statesman repudiates the cull of a
convention by this meeting. The object-
to whip into Senator Lane's support those
democrats who have dared to think and act
for themselves will fail.
IVS" The Mountaiueer slivs that horses
iu iiuiucuse uuinbers can be had at Dulles,
and in ninny instances at the cast of brlii"'-
mg nuiuiais irom be-low. We caution
miners not to rely too much in obtaining
upplies up the river. Avarice, when it
has the advantage, ha no conscience.
Bkei. Mr. Harvey, of Polk county.
tell us thut the destruction of bees by yJl-
oir jackei it easily prevented bv allowing
the bees t,ut 0ue hole flr going in aud out
of the hive.
A Hroa Mi-sciuisKs. Th. Pnnl,.n,l
Advertiser sayj that "a lame maioritrnf
the people of Illinois aided with Senator
Dongla in the late election in that St.i
The "aidinj" was entirely the other way. j
Coibt. llio Clackamas Circuit Court
has been in session nil week in Oregon City
but the docket has been a light ono.
Tho lawyers in attendance are Messrs,
Kelly, Johnson, Holbrook, Loekwood, El-
Hot, and Matlock, of this county; Williams,
age, and Douthit, of Multnomah; nnd
liridgcs, of Wasco.
During the trial of a cause on Wednes
day, a witness, a little boy ten years of age,
...l.:l. ' . .1 t . I n
nuiio passing inroiigii tne lire or a cross-
examination, fainted, nud was carried out
of the room.
Ur River Steamers. The Onward will
commence running on Wednesday next,
taking the place of the Surprise. The lat
ter will be laid i;p. Capt. Pease will com
mand the Onward for tho present.
The Surprise will leave Canemah to-day
The Jas. Clinton, dipt. J. D. Miller,
continues to make regular trips to Lafay
ette, three times a week, leaving Canemah on
Mondnys, Wednesdays, and Friday.
The Relief has taken the place of the
hlk in the Lpper Willamette trade.
PiTiiin Soke Throat. This niahidy has
made its appearance iu Yamhill comity,
and proves almost universally fatal. Gar
ret McGary, near Lafayette, bus lately
buried two children Dr. Wisterfield of
Lafayette one ami J. W. Shnll of La
fayette his wife nnd two children, and at
lnut nccounts another of his children was in
a very crimen! fWidillou all occasioned by
Delusion- Has Left! The D.,mocart
snys thut the editor is absent. Very l'Jf'
ly, for we sec thnt the Democrat has tak
en occasion to puff him to tho most beara
blo extent of his skin and breeches. It
says that ho entirely demolished Judge
Williams in a late discussion in Linn coun
ty. The truth is, that he quite demolished
himself, a fact apparent toev ry body but
Tfct rarlle Hatlr..4
Senator Lane, In his Insane attempt, t
securo southern influence in behalf ( i.
aspiration for tho Presidency, u t,wJ!
by the Chicago Time with hostility to
proposed Pacific Rail Boad. A coinniiti!!
of friend ol thut Rail Road in Xew York
city, prepared a eynnpshior a plan fur J
rying the measure into effect, whicli '
approved by distinguished men, ut atj
west. Tho committee, not doubting tu
Senator Lnne wus in favor ol the road
ho Imd previously professed to bo, phJ
his inline to it, with numerous others
endorser. Having learned the fact, t J.
dered, that when tho document wa tin'
luted, his mime should be erased or cromci
Hon. J. C. Uurch, of Culifornla, It
frniikingthis document to liiTi-renUuarieB
of the country, "with four distiuct mark,
across tho Senator's miinc."
Theso statements urc distinctly forlt
iu the Chicago Times, a democratic pap,,.
We udd them to numerous othcrs.ii, which
it is shown thut Semitnr Lnne.in seeking
secure the favor of the south, totully for
gards tho interests of his constituent,...
Had it been known that the Senator for
Oregon wus opposed to tho projected P.
clfic Rail Road, a measure iu w hich hi.
constituents have nn interest too high fa
estimation he would never have been sent
to Congress from this Stato. Orcon ;n
not repeat the same suicidal act.
tdiT Senator Lane' "Mail Iniirot,
menls" do not go down with the pco)Ie.
The Portlund News snys that there mail
be an increase of mail service, or there will
be a general abandonment of the mail,
aud express companies will monopolize tlit
tvT The Jacksonville Sentinel 0f tb,
2.)th ult. contains several notices of recent
discoveries of qnurtz rock, and also Antler,
ing gold mines " neur the head of Apple
gate." The people seemed to be greatly
excited with the discoveries.
Fine Stock. We arc glad to learn that
a Mr. Lano has lately brought to this State
a thorough-bred Morgan horso of great
beauty und value. Mr. Rockwell, of Ver
mont, has also brought out six pure-blood
French Merieo sheep, which yield from 12
to 20 pounds of wool each, and which when
fut weigh from 150 to 200 pounds. This
lino stock has ull gone up to Salem.
CSrE. It. White und Win. Moore hnve
lately arrived nt tho Dalles from tho Simil
kaniecn. Mr. Moore roports tiiat he found
no difficulty in making from $8 to $20 a
day at the Similkamcen mines. A fine
specimen of gold bearing quartz had been
found there. A line of stages is to be es
tablished to run between Priest's Rapids
and the Similkamcen mines.
PSfDe. A. U. IIenhv has resumed tlie
practice of his profession iu Yam HdlCo'y.
Poetunii, March 8, I860.'
Dear A net's: Tho steamer is not ex
pected till to-morrow, or perhaps luter.
We ure anticipating important new, by
this arrival. We hope the wheels of Con
gress will be unlocked, and the business of
the country be permitted to go on as usual.
It is understood here that (Jen. Lane (ftl
Mr. Stout hare done ull they could to pre
vent an organization of Congress. Law,
mid of course Stout, belong to the disnn
ionists of the South ut present.
There appears to be some movement
among politician. Gov. Curry is hereto
d.iy. He has been a good deul with onr
trends, uud it is rumored thut in the pres
ent disorganization of parties he hope to
p'ck up some handsome position. He is so
near being a Republican so near being a
Rush ninu und so nenr being a Iinne nun
that he thinks he can join any party
without much wear nnd tear of conscience.
I have Ici'ti told an anecdote, but I (lout
believo a word of it that ho went to a
certain Republican, nud suggested thst lie
should bo taken np by the party as a can
didate for Congress. "And what starch
CiJii rou bring us''' "Oh, 1 thall bring my
self." T.'lil' colt won't run, anyhow.
A great iui"f arc moving to the Simil
kameen mil.. ' They nro generally yong
men and farmer'. 1 M'wve th7 Mtni
secure their own coitii''t llU ,,lnke T"
gold the present season br S'WS 111 m
and working on their farms.
5 The "Mountaineer'' thinks it very
strain that an Arkansas Rpnninr clm.,i.i
introduce into the Semite a bill "to create
the ofiice of superintendent of Indian af
fairs iu Washington Territory.' Senator
Lane is too intent on his private affairs just
now to give attention to public business.
After tho middle of June he will be more
Tim Sisiilkajieen'. The Dalles Moun
taineer says that the current of adventur
ers bound for the Similkamcen is constantly
gaming force. Thus far, the greater num
ber of miucrs have followed the route for
the new mines by the way of Walla Walla.
but lately uuinbers have crossed the Colum
bia at the Dulles, with the intention of co-
ing by way of Fort Simcoe and the We-
natche. Horses at tho Dulles coaimaud
from $1 j to f(iO.
The Lane Scheme. We here it stated
that Lane's friends are willing to cive one
of the enatorships to a republican, provid
ed the republican will support him. We
can't think of doing it.
kS The Jennie Clark has laid np a few
eeks for repairs. The Express is now
running between this city aud Portland.
Deixsion's Rascality. The Statesman
charges that some "scoundrel" at the in
stance of Delusion, violated the mails, and
enclosed in the Statesman "republican
tracts" for circulation. Delusion can do
good service iu this way, and if his "sconn-
urei win let the letters go safe, we ought
to be thankful.
Cassics M. Clay ox Disinion. Tin'
following sentiments were recently expressed
by this outspoken Kentuckiun:
"So far as all these boyish threaff
disunion ure concerned, upon tho contingeu
cy of the election of a Republican Presi
dent, they will perhaps frighten those who
only see the lion's skin; buttons behind
tho scenes, tho uss is too plain for proper
stage effect. I do not know what other
may intend, but for myself, if Wise or Jeff.
Davis or nny other man aspires to play tho
' General' in such a cause, as some of their
friends intimate, and which I am willing to
believe, they will turn out abler stratczist
than thoy have proven themselves states
men if they mnnngo to keep their neck oat
of the hultcr! Iu n word, the Republi
cans, when tbey constitute the number,
the wealth, intelligence, tho worth of tho
the country, will rule tho country; and if
war is the consequence inevitably I say,
with Henry, 'Let it come.'"
63 Superintendent Geary retBrnedtest
evening from a general tour ofoliscrtationy
in the course of which be has visited nearly
every tribe of note in the upper country.
ine limning generally arc represented.
disposed to be friendly, but impatient at
the failure of the Government to meet h
treaty stipulation. Mr. G. speaks of thft
Nez Perce as having the largest and finest
reservation on the Pacific coast, embracing
as it dots fertile valley aud magnificent
hunting grounds. The reservation covert
a space eqtiul to a thousand square miH
and altogether the condition ol the Set
Perec is one of comparative comfort.
Mountaineer, Feb. 22.
The Mail Curtailments. It is hinted
by some of Senator Lane's friends, that the
contracts have been taken from the old con
tractors, who are opposed to him, for the
purpose of giving them to reliable friends,
and iu a reasonable time additional service
will be required at a great advance of pay.
We shall see.
US Favorable new has been received
from Lieut. Miillau' expedition. The de
tachment he sent to Fort Benton bad re
turned. It waa gone 49 days, and crossed
and re-crossed the Roekr Mnnntain in
December and January. Tho Lienteuant
expect to resume work on the road in the
prest nt month.
Revival. During the past week a pro
tracted meeting has been eoine on t th
court-houe, conducted by Rev. Fisher,
Gruwell, and Kolbe. An unusually large
congregation has been in attendance, and
much interest manifested. Some forty ha
united with the Methodist Church, Sooth,
since the commencement of the meeting.
A protracted meeting has also been go
ing on at the Methodist Chnreh, North,
but with what success we are not informed
Corvallis Union, March 3.
On Ftb. 27, by Rtr. Thophilm Powell. Mr. E.
T. IYrkin,of Dals, 1'o k cuuDty, and Mn-CoT"
nlU Anvm.oT Marion county.
On the 20th ulL, hy Rer. B. C. L'ppinenlt, R
D. L. Upaldinj to M a Harriet E. Smilb, of Sp
frd. Sew York.
At I afajrtttc Yumlnll county, om tho I9t -
Cor Wwertiel.I, ad 4 Jmn aaJ 3 diT.
In Ctackimaa eointv, n tho 7th nit of e01
rampt on, Rebecca I nn, fa h- r Hi year,