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THE STATE REPIII1LIC.U .
EU32NE CITY, WEDNESDAY, JAN. 1, 1862.
Friends and Fellow Citizens of tha west, as n
New Year's greeting we ssaJ you the result o'
our tumble efforts the first issue of the Stat
Republican. AiiJ as all will no doubt bo curi
ous first to know what position we take in th
arena of plitic-, we will proceed briefly to ex
plain in our present struggle for the preserva
tion of tha Union, it well becomes us nil to lor
g t party differences so far ns Is consistent with
party organizition. Men who have hitherto be
longed to dill'irout fictions of different parties,
who have all along kept an eye to tho safety ol
tho Union, nre now called upon to work with us
in this mighty contest.
Whatever other or more abstract issues may
lie back of this, it is admitted by all loyal citi
zens, that tho gt sat political issuo is Shall we, like
men, maintain the United States Government, and
tha dignity of our national character, or shall
wo, with s-srvila tomsrity, 8-.i(T.;r it to ba over
thrown 1 We are proud to devote tho influence
of qur pen and press to so noble a cause, as the
nflii.rmativc of this issue. Yes, that Government,
tho 'foundation of which was cemented by the
sacred MooJ of our fathers, should not ant for
the sacrifico of ours in its defense, though it were
assailed by thu combined hosts ot every other
power under heaven.
Tho crisis of the Nation's destiny for ages
secins to b j involved in tho war now waging
The contending powers are, a constitutional Gov
eminent and a rebellious conspiracy. Should the
latter triumph, nnnrehy nr.d ruin will follow in
its train ; should the former succeed peace and
security will again bo resloccd to all. Wo can
not as some conservative anti-war journals con
tend, abandon tho " war policy," and make con
cessions for the sake of effecting a treaty with tin
bcligeiTUt seceded States. True, .nothing is so
desirable as peace, honorable and periuaneii!
peace ; such a peace s will do justice to oui
National pride, as well as our national prospei i
ty. Hut past experience and common sagacit'
assure us that this cannot be effected by making
concessions. We cannot so far sacrifice our
interests, or forsake qur national dignity, as to
admit tho validity of ft single actof Jeff. Davis
and his coadjutors, in' the name of tho " Southern
It is no part of tho policy of our Government
to practice oppression ; yet it is not ovou a vir
tuous iorbearnneo to submit) to repeated insult,
contumely and invasion of rights, from any foo,
whether foreign or domestic Tiio General Gov
eminent has adopted war as a la.st resort, as a
last hope or means of presei viutt our national
existence, ami now in the determined prosecu
tion of this policy, wo heartily coincide. Let
tho war bo carried forward with an unswerving
energy until our arms shall triumph over every
disunion traitor, and u::til our glorious old flag
with its full quota of stars shall again wave in
peace o'er the sunny rice and cotton fields ol
our belligerent sister States of the South.
We will adhere to tho principles) set forth in
the Chicago I'latlorm ; yet so far as the -bjeets
of thos, principles may bo already attained, the
labor of further agitation would be snperfl ins.
Wo will support the Administration, so long as
thu Administration continues fiithful to ill"
best interests of the people tho restoration,
security and permanent administration of the
United Slates Goverunicot ; and by the tone ol
the President's message, wo must express our
full confidence that such will bo tho case while
ho occupies the Presidential! chair. In tho Ian
guage of the ( 'aliflirnU Republican Platform we
say, 11 under the present Administration we look
with hope to the speedy coiisiimalion of a Pacific
Railroad, and the adaption of a free llomastead
system in disposition of the public lands." We
th 'ivforo, " invito all who love tho Union and Con
stitution, and who fivor the enforcement of the
law-, to unite with us in our great Administra
tion party in support of tho Federal Govern
ment and the National fl id."
Sknd i's Youu Namks. Yo would say that
notwithstanding the irregularity of the mails
here at present, owing to tho ravage! of the
high waters, and also heavy envb.arrassui juts
to mraiy cili'ns from tho same cause, Wo are
determined to cast our lot with them and sh ire
the burthen of tho hard times. To those living
in this icinily we propose to furnish the paper
and receive inpayment, wheat, oats, corn and
other marketable produce ; to ho delivered in
Eugene City at convenient times. We send the
first issue to many who were subscribers to the
PeopU' Prat, hoping that they will not fail to
become patrons of I lie Statu I.'ki'IUUcan, and
also to induce as many other as possible to
Tiik President's Message is an ableand forcible
document ; characteristic thought out of a com
preheiisive miiij. It bringi cheering reports of
finance, and shows that tho men w hom wo have
chosen to guide tho ship ol State nre not arlecp.
We hope that tho Preident's suggestions re-
FpcctirgCire it Courts, will not be lightly pass0J j
oer by llao thiukuig public. Ho showes liis
devotion to the"iierve and bone " of the country,
by suggestMig the establishment of an Agricultu-1
ra! Bureau. Although w, received it two weeks
r " . .
before our first issue, we prmt it on its mont as
FROM TUB MINKS.
The following exts afe from a letter written
by Mr. Wm. A. AiTTJ, nient of Tracy tc . Co.,
it Oro Fino, to a citizen of Eugene City, dated
,faJJ Nov. 25th : .
"All who havo fully determined upon trying
thetr fortunes in tho mines; 1 would recommend to
triko for the 'Salmon Diggings.'- l'hey are by
lir the richest in u 1 1 this country. Of their ex
eat wo know but little. Tho diggings having
it-en discovered so lato in tho J.' all, and the
apprehensions of all who first entered those
nines having been excited about tho prospect ol
a flight with tho different bands of Nez Perco In
dians, healed by Etnle of the Light, prevented
my prospecting without the limits of six or eight
miles square, to which the diggings are at pres
ent circumscribed. I learn that a few persons
who first entered tho diggings from Elk City took
a hasty view of tho country for thirty miles
above where tho digging are at present located,
prospecting a little here and there on the way.
l'hey report that the whole country over which
they passed bears the same peculiarities in every
particular, and think wherever the gulches and
ravines are found like those in the diggings, gold
will bo found in like quantities. The advantage
thoao diggings have over Wiggings in this vicinity,
is that they are worked ivith but little expense,
not requiring the machinery and experience of
old mines to prepare the'cluim for 'operating to
17111 fr IfTO !
"Good stout teams can coino from Walla
Walla to Lewiston at nify soasoti of the year.
Stages were running from the Dalles to Walla
Walla all winter, last season. Those who come
hero single bunded to inline, should leave Eugene
about the first or middle of February, so as to
getovtr the Pa ha la whan prairie before the
snow leaves it, or gets low enough for animals to
break through it. This" prairie eonmiencos some
thirty miles beyond Cold Springs; and is from
15 to 20 miles wide. Tho extent of it in l.ngt'i
it t;ot l-nowr There is r.o trail known to go
around it, except, t ie trail across from Elk City,
win h is n t ncco siblo till tho latti r p irt of June.
This prairio or camass bog, thu Indians say, is
impassable after the snow leaves it lor nearly
three months. The ingenuity of tho white man
when in pursuit of gold, I think, however, may
bo equal totholaskof pelting over it by some
"Take with you rocker irons, ready punched,
nails, a whip saw and lioe, mining tools, and i.l
the t;rul) you can pack not forgetting grain to
feed your animals." '
" lhoso coming up tor tho purpose of mcrchau
disiu", can make their calculatio: a to have "oods
freighted through to Lewiston, by the first or
middle of April. They should bring with them
u got d largo tent to use as a store, and an old
sail t cover good? with.
" Lewiston is the point, above all others, for
buisiness next summer. It will be the S icraineu
to of all this country. Building Is prohibited
there yet, but build they will before the first ol
July next, notwithstanding the objections of the
Indians, or rather of t ie Indian Agents and their
coa ijutors. Tho Indians have virtually given
their cgnsont to have tho place built up some G
mouths ago. li.it those parties hive a specula
tiou in view, by urging tins prohibition on tic
part of tho Indians. It seems to be the general
impress! ui ma, f n iKc,i:iver cannot bo navigated
higher up than tho R ip'ds above Lew istoii, which
is supposed will remain a permanent barrier to
navi.ation above th it point. Those, merchants
who succeed in getting the first goods into Salmon
in the spring, will make a fcood strike. At pres
ent, from one to two dollars per pound for pro
visions can be had readily, or 75 cents per pound
at tho foot of th:- in mi t auj on this side. This
mountain is '125 miles over 'or as tho boys s.iy,
' it is twelvj miles up thj hill and as" inaii
miles down again.' j
" Flour, bacon, sngir, yeast powder, fi'u't, t.
bacco, wool socks, stout bo ts, rocki r i on.,
nails, mining tools, whip s;ivs, Iroes, gold pans,
blowers, gold scales, warm wool clotliiu.', ga o
I o -its and gl ves. steel for harpcu'nig p o ;s, la i. s
nails and horseshoe iron, are among tho li.st ai d
most csscntail articles required in tho di""iit"s
r ra '
' Ti e distance from Cvo Fino and Lewiston to
Salmon diggings, it about tho sann say 1 00
miles. Tiio market in tho mining region cannot
bo glutted at any time dining the. next summer.
The rapid increase of popu alum exacted heiv
durirg the next season, will more than excel' the
fic 1 1 cs we have fir trans; onaion. Tei mst '. s
a id packers will make more in, nicy' than 1 1,
merci.ants. Their pay is always cash ; wlierea
the merchant will trust the miner, more or loss
w h is seldom permanent, but ever ivadv for n
move, who. lever any excitement springs "up at a
distance, ofbrtter diggings thin those he is ope
rating in, and is not particular whether the lid.
is paid before leaving or not. Every merehiui
in this plaeo has suffered, more or less, ,y i c
stampede to Salmon diggings.
Farmers, I would advi-e to rem liu wh . ,
they arc, till they get their c:o;s ia. W.
want all the (1 mr an 1 bacon they can make iicx
season. There will, in my opinion, bo all cmj
gralion from California to this country, next
season, of forty thousand people, who must bi
Tub news from tho northern mines continm I
to be exciting. So many uro going fnihi IbV
portion tif tho Valley that we liar there i will
hardly Ih men left to supply the bread of lite.
and just now there is great need of laborer.! t.
repair the damages occasioned by the hi.di water.
Sagacious tradesmen, ar predicting hiU priee
for grain, corresponding . with the late elevation
of the aqueous cWiiieiit. , Tho loss by the tl iod,
has been immense nil along the river and valle
lands, Liat comparatively little loss of life. Th
damages to Oregon City nlono, are cstiuiat.'J al
Tklejuapuic; Dispatch. Tho Trcsidn'
message was issued at the o li.o of the Alta, San
Francisco, forty three and a half hour aftyrii
w m Coaigrf-, a distance ot over 3 000
m,,l,t being reported seven ti nes, an I als . de
,;'tJ h' ,l,u leaking of the wire beyond S.b
Lnlv0' nml '""'"''liu t.t00 words. Fdiow
I ' t,f 0"'''". il vieo,,
ie.lort on our part to meet tho wares fct rka
Ml)a UTe the news early as well as our California
bn threri ?
LATEST EASTERN NEWS.
N. Y., Nov. 21. A letter from IIattras
Inlet, dated Nov. 18, says North Carolina, by a
convention of delegates representiug 43 counties
bus declared a provisional Government, and has
entirely repudiated tha secession not of the State,
reaffirming hot loyalty and devotion to the Con
stitution of tho United States. The convention
met at llatteras on Monday last. The Act
passed contained several sections, the substance
of which is
1st. Declares vacant all the offices of the
State. - i
2d. Names Marble Nash Taylor, Provisional
3rd. Adopts tho Constitution of the State, with
tho statutes and laws contained in the Revised
Code of 1S50.
4th. Repudiates tbe Ordinance of Secession
passed at Raleigli on the 20th of May, together
with all other acts then adopted.
5th. Directs the . Provisional Governor to
order a special election for members of Congress.
Gth. Gives the Governor authority to make
temporary appointments to official vacancies.
The Convention then adjourned, subject to tho
call of the President.
Gov. Taylor than issued . his proclamation
for an election in" the Second Congressional
District on Nov. 27th.
The Sputherii . papers are advocating the
abolishment "of the elective franchises.
Gen. McClellan is in favor of a regular ex
change of prisoners. '.."..'
St. Louis, Nov. 23. Tho other day the Fed
eral forces in Ft- Pickens opened their batteries
on the rebels ill Pensaeola. After a'" bombard
merit of about twenty hours, tho rebels showed
signs of weakening, so that troops from the
Federal side were sent to make a lodgement on
the main land. This they did successfully, and
Pcns.icola, together with all connected therewith
was captured hy'tho Federal forces.
Gen. MeCall is moving toward Leeburg and
Gens. S 'er.il h and Porter are exlen ling their lines
lorward, while McDowell and Franklin are watch
i g the. enemy's center, which is growing weaker
Sr. Lotus, Doc. 5. Great excitement and
consternation exist at Charleston and other towi s
south. At Charleston the rebels are burning ad
their cotton and. rice to prevent it falling into
the Hands ol tno .federals.
Prico says ha shall make Kansas his future
field of operations. Ho has 15 033 men. M
Culloch quarreled with him and left.
It is said that 10,030 vo'unteers are called in
Canada to defend the frontier,
Capt. Goodwin, of tho slaver Erie, is to be
iii g ia r ebruary
The rebels are filling back from tho Poto nac
before the slow advance of the Union troops.
OeuvKK, Rep. is elected mayor of Now
Gen. Roller's exnebition arrived at. Port
Royal on the 7th.
Com. Foote wants 1,000 sc.ur.dn f r tho Mis
sissippi Naval Kxpcdiiion. .
Thero are 13.033 sick m?n in tlu army o:i the
The black flag lias becrt raised a. Columbus,
Kentuc ;y. ....
Gen. Prentiss can tared 533 rebels in Northern
Missouri, on tho S'h.
Qui.vca, 111., Dec. 10. !r. is stited that
in tho U. S. Senate, today, Sumner presented
petitions asking fir 'tho emancipation of slaves
iiinler the war power.
Senatok Nksmitii, introduced a bill in the
U- S. Senate to provide for tha protection of
tho overland emigrants to California and Orejioll
which was referred to tho Committee on Ter
ritories. Tho Norfolk D.nj B -oi; of tho hh, learns that
a battle is immediately expected on tho Potomac
as ili.i setlers were removing stores.
Sr. Louis, D ie. 10. Major Marshall on Sat
urday captured GO rebels at Glasgow.
The Union men in Kentucky have nominated
Garrett Davis for U. S. Senator.
Gen. Price is on tho Oo.igo River with S or
10,003 men. ,
Federal force in St. Louis 20,000-
Gen. Fremont's body guard has been ordered
to report at Washington.
Gordon, tho leader of a guerrilla band in
Missouri lias been killed and his men captured.
Gea. D iell with 73,003 Federal troops was
it Howling Green, Ky., near Johnston's force of
50,0 )0 men.
In Liverpool great indignation was manifested
about tho Mason and Siidell ali'air. Public
meeting had bee l held.
Gen. 1 lalleck has ordered a forced contribu
tion to the amount of $ 10 cOO from tho rebels
residing in St. Louis,, .fur the benefit of Union
people who are refugees f.'om Southwest Mis
Qwncv, Dec. 12. The President has declined
to send to Congress (riniii jiiieatious w ith Eng
land, France and Spa;r; iii regard to Mexico.
Private Johnson, of tiio Lincoln Cavalry, is
o l;e shot at W as:iingto;i to-morrow, for Ueser
St. Helena, nc'.r B.-.iifort, is ocenj i d by
Federal trooj s. Uur fuves i:;tead sj-izuig nli
ip;no iches to Sav iinafi and Cn. rl.ston soon.
The intelligence regarjing tho lire at Charier,
ton is co: firmed. Tho confl ir itam W;.s the
I ir'jest ever know n on this Ciiutaieiit. The ofii
eesol'tho Courier and Mercury were both do
-troyed. The lire and ruin are atlriliuted to
iueendi it ism u tho p u t of tho s'av( , w ho are
sa d to be in a Mate of insurrection.
A battle took place at Poo about a, Va.,o:i the
I2tll, between seven hundred Federal troops
in, ler command of Col. Mdroy, and two thou
s in, livbe!n under Gen. Johnson. The b it tie re
salted hi the kiilirg of two hundred rebels and
t'lirty Federals. The victory uf the latter is
C inipli tv.
Charleston pooole nre getting alarmed at the
approach ot the Federal troop".
The citizens ot Savannah and Charleston nre
fljcing to the interior of the State. I
The steamer Champion," from Apinwa!l, 1
arrived in New York on tho 10:h She reports !
having been chased by a pirate on the 14:h. I
The President favors conciliatory course'
with Kigu.nd. . ..
n. ,v,v ill De. 11. We learn that
there was a debate .in Congress yesterday
afternoon in tho House of Representatives
principally, on the suspension of the writ ol
habeas corpus. Petition ngainst the .auspension
of tho writ were tabled 108 against 30 iu
The death of Senator Bingham, of M chigan,
was announced. Eulogies were made and usual
Ethhibo. Clerk of the House, r. ceived a lei
tor from Tennessee, stntina thitt tho rebel lead
ers had began to impress Union men, who were
fleeing to Kentucky for protection
Parson Brownlow's army had been increased
by the Unionists from North Carolina and Ala
barna. He is givinj the rebels much trouble.
Tho House Investigating Committee will
report next Thursday.
Tho rebels are said to ba approaching our
lines on the Potomac, in force. A largo rebel
force has taken possession of Sprirgfield.near he
Pototi'ao river. McClellan is closely watching
Ouixcr. III.. Dee. U. V. M. The general
Government has decided t- fill up the number of
regiments in tho field to 1,040. It is n cessary
to do this in order to keep up imperfect regi
mental organizations. .
Tho question of tho exchange of prisoners
seems to bo fairly settled; tho President, Gi n.
McClellan and all tho Cabinet are in favor of the
plan. Thirty prisoners werj exchai ged yester
day. Our Government has replied to the invitation
of England, France and Spain, declining to take
any part in tho Mexican expedition.
It is understood th t the Legislature of Ken
tucky will ubolish slavery, re iinbursing loya!
The Norfolk Dag B'M; of tho 13 h, gives an
account of a negro insurrection in South Carolina
at Charleston. Tho plot of tho negroes was
discovered and checked.
Norfolk, and Richmond papers of tha 14th
give full particulars of the great fire al Charles
ton. 57 buildings were destroyed, including the
Roman Catholic Church, St. Peter's Episco; al
Church, Cumberland street Church, the Melhodist
and Circular Churches. The loss will bj Irom
$3,000,000 to 67,000,000.
There are let'.ers uf liiarqo in New Yo
issued by the Mexican Government, to prey up
tha commerce of England, France mid Spain,
and vessels are luting ouf under a similar decision
to that allowing tho Nashville to be fi:ted out at
Southampton. Tho vessels will sail iiu ler the
Mexican fug as war vessels, mid arc entitled to
bring prizes into lieutiyl ports.
Lansing's resolution to return fiii!ive slaves
came up. S evens and Lovejoy made specche;
against it. ) ,t.r
Nesmilh of tho Seijsito announce) the death of
Senator I dser. lie paid a brief tribute, to his
worth and hi tory, ai I olfered tho usual resolu
tions of respect to his memory.
' Latham closed w it'll a most beautiful, I ?rp ..)
and truthful eulogy pn tho Jeoeacd, when llie
Senate adjourned. ;
W'i'sou .T rcT reioIufMun ii llic.S, nato lo
increasj cadets at AV est Point.
Washing' on d'npatches.s.iy that not withstand,
ing the biiligerent aitii ult of England tho I'a'ii
net and Congress aro not frighten J.
Tiio exoe'-tc demand for tho release of hi
son and Siidell causes great, exeitem -lit," but the
sentiment of defiance is univeasal.
Coiiijress will adjourn hn Thursday tie. 1!) ii
for two weeks, to enable tho member Id spend
the holidays-at honi?.
The bill to raise 20,000 more troops for Ken
tucky was opposed by Lovejoy and Stevens, but
was afterwards passed. J .. .
In the United Slates Senate. Halt offered a res
olution to the effect that tho Commitee on Mili
tnry Affairs enquire intif tlie expedif ncy of provi
ling a tiimorm plan torflealing with the slaves of
rebels, which was agredd to.
The bark Agnes, arrived at Baltimore, reports
ii fight between tho pirtite Sumter and the United
States gunboat Iroquojs, off Martinique.
St. Louis, Dee. 15th. The privateer Samp
ler carrying the American fl air. has captured
a id burnt the brig Joseph Pai k.
Wilkinson offered a resolution to c.xpell Ji se
1). Bright. .
Dispatches from St. Joseph, Mo., state that
a battle was expected soon between the rebel
forces at or noar Lexington Mo., nnd tho troops
under Gen. Prentiss. It was Prentiss' intention
to cross tho river on Saturday nt a point above
Lexington, nnd attack tho rebels. The rebels
are 2, 500 strong ; the Fderals 4, 000.
Tho excitement runs i high over tho English
news. Tho markets Are depressed in conse
Sr. Louts, Dec. lfj;h. Tho English paper
are cxeeeding'y bellfgerent in their remarks j i
reference to the nrrlst ol Mason n'ld Siidell.
They sav the sentiment of tho British Cabinet j
in rel ition to the milter, is denunciatory of the
act of arrest. ' vjv
QrixcY, December 17th. Tho Cabinet have
considered the matter of tho Mason mid Siidell
arrest, and think that newspaper bluster is not a
true indication of the intention of the British
Government ; but the impression is thnt En-'lanil
will make a demand for the release of Mason and
The Union sentiment in Eastern Virginia is
said to be increasing.
Senator Polk of Missouri ha gone ovorto the
rebels ; lie is said n bo now in Memphis.
Ben. McCulloii-jli is in Richmond.
Buhxett, of Kent nc! -j and ReiJ of Mis.-o r
were expelled from Con ress.
Utah isj-eady with her constitution prayinj;
lor adinttnnco into the Union.
The Semite MdiWry Cnimittee will report
to-morrow .-igMin-t iiboli.-hingdistinttioi.s bet cel.
Rcguliiis anil olunteers. '
(Jitxcy, Deoemtkr lSth A. M. h th
r.m,.,! si l(M s.,,t... Mi.,rri,iv. I.nih,,n ..ff.r.wi
r , ,itin ihat thj SeTot.ary.f War lx requn
ted to inform fie Senate by what law and r. ason
passports are required from passeug. n fnm.
New York to San Francisvo. Agreed to.
Harding of Kentucky mad a strong prfch in
nppo'itbm.' ' "' 1
In h House. Elliett's resolution, proposing
emancipation ol slaves ol reueis, rauseu o
Dispatches from Tipton, Mo., say that our
troops had received eiders yesterday . to- hold
themsetves ready at 'a mon eits notice. Gen.
Pone, at the lieaU of bis lorces, was aireaujr
marching towards Warrensburg lor me purpose
of cutting off Price, who is try ing to unite with
Rains and Stein at Cexington. A battle is ex
pected soon. ,
St. Louis, Dec. 17th We have information
that Fort Pulaski is, in possession of the Federal
troops. Fort Pulaski commands the entrance
to Savannah, Georgia.
Thero is a great financial excitement in New
York, which it is thejught, will probably result in
tho suspension of some ot tho banks.
Lord Lyons, British Minister at Washington,
has received no dispatches from his Government
in relation to tho Siidell and Mason affair.
Secretary Cameron has submitted to Congress
a report fn favor of appropriating $4,710,000 for
putting the coast defences in order from tho Lakes
aroued to San Francisco.
Tho Federal trorips aro moving, in immense
force, towards the Tennessee rever, from Ken
Bonds for Oregon war scrip nre being issued.
The question of issuing bonds io assignees or at
torneys has been dscided affirmatively.
Spkcial despatches from Washington state that
resolution will be offered in tho House, punish
ing any oflicr of the army for returning fugitive
slaves to their masters.
F. P. Stanto still claims tho seat occupied by
Lane in tho U. S. Senate.
Col. Hinks says that the defeat al Bull's Cli.aT,
w here we lost 900 men 150 killed, 250 wound
ed, and 500 taken prisoner, was caused by bad
selection of the ground of attack.
It is reported that John Ross, chief oftho '. her.
okees, has declared for the Uuioti, and is pitching'
into tho secessionists.
EIGEXE CITY LEVEE.
At a meeting of citizens, to take into consider.
ation tho propriety and importai.ee ol building
a levee, to protect our juwti from future inunda
tion, a uomuiittee was appointed to make a re
port of proper plan , at an i:c!jouriicd meeting, on
tho evening of Decuii'i r 3 the report was
eceived, and ordered to be published, that ai
miy bo ready to' net at tho iij uirned meeting,
next 10th oi J..nu n-y, ' in i!,o cvci i nt tl.e
Court House, to w iiic'i ail are invited.
Tno following is th-. report f the 'Committee :
They would reconiiii.-ad building 1111 embauk
nent across tho slough; near Mr. M.irliu's, coin,
neneing on the bank two ti'rt .-above hi.'h w;i!( r
ia the south east corner of Mr. Mite' eli's lot.
I'll.' levee as fir as Mr. M irli.i'.s to be sixteen
lect w ide on lop, w ith a height of eh v 11 I. i t 1 t
tie deepest filling. Uu h r this i iiibi.rikmciir,
neir where there isno.v a ditch, is to l eplaced a
wooden truck, w ith a g.tte to stop flu- ffow ,,f wa
ter lliroiigh it j ti.is triu k U I e liO lei t in Iciigtl, j
troin Mr. Mailin's mill, to pjiss through or lu-jir
.lie tear of lots 011 the highest tround tu i.r tl.u
r ice, and conforiiiiiig in line t i),e curves 1 1 )
bends of the race. '1 Ids j .-iit of the levee rrul
not be more lliaii s!. lect wide i.n,f t,,
high geuir.dly, and crossi g tho sired ncr Mr.
S. Edswor.h's would! en I on the high "r uud iu
Mr. Shaw's lot. I '. .
A level. .was run fron Mr. Mitd'c'i's f,,.
lowing lligji Street to hi; liiiiM-licli', ; tl,, mo
the street lo Mr. Eilsw. riu'.s. It w,,s .-u,i.i lii,,t
this would require uu i.lmuk'nci.i so hu.) HS t .
injure the building sii,- :i pa-sts, besi.lu, t.llU i,g
off' many lots and houses from its u tection. It
was also objectionable 011 the ic .re ol "renirr
expense, and would cost at least 2,010, if built
substantially and to answer both for Street road
way and levee. Tho lino on the funr-on i,(
raceway w ould cost from &700 to &S0O less nml
though not answering the purpose ot Street,
would be less oliieclnaiablo 0:1 other nmmni.
and allord equal protection to more parties. W
therefore rccomnreiid it to our fellow citizens
If right of way ncross the lots cannot bo secured,"
we would recommend tho buildinsr of tho em
bankmeiit across tho slough at Mr. Mai lin's nnfl
tho end of street at Mr. Ellsworth's.
We recommend that tho money necessary ba
raised by subscription, and that a Committee ba
appointed to draw up proper subscription papers,
aim so.icn subscript 1011 ; nnd that a Committee
of the subscribers, bo empowered to ci.tcr into
contract, or to employ responsible mm to m.n-
struct the levee, when a suffieieiH sum has been
subscribed, to effect tho plan decided upon by
tiiem. 1 " 1
All of which is respectfully submitted by tho
Committee. C;EO. II DELDEN,
After the report of tho Committee had been
accepted, it was suggested that tho lino of levee
should be so graded as 'to make a Street, nnd
three gentlemen owning lots cut by it, voluntar
ily offered to give tho light of way for such a
plan, besides giving liberally towards its construe,
tion. The Committee, by their Cnairman, add
this to their report, and concur in its recomenda
"on. GEO. II. BELDEN,
1 Chairman. .
Tim remains of Col. Ibiker aro deposited in
he Lone Mountain Cemetery, near San Fran
.isco, by tho side of Senator Broderick, a lot
laving been donated for that purpose. A fund
.s ben g ta'sed lor a monument to his memory.
.Ie is s.dJ to have no will. His son-in law,
Mr. Stevens, Superintendent of the Mint, will
vttle his biisimai as ndininistrator.
The celebrated California temperance lecturer,
fsrftal S, Dhl, has iWn appointed V. S. O.nsul