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EUGENE CITY, OREGON, MARCH 29, 18G2.
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tise in the .ntvtk K;,.rM'it:.lc iv. -
lie came one tii:;lit, and in his dishing eye,
And on his lolly bruw; I plainly read
A stern resolve enthroned, serene and hilli
I own 1 saw it there with secret dread I
lie said that ninlit some b inline, truthful words,
SpoKe of our country's wrongs, disgrace and shame;
illy heart grew neavy us mu tale l uearn.
And saw the blijjiit cast on the nation's lime !
Awhile he snnke in genllcr tones to mo,
Saying that in all lives some sorrow falls,
Desire und duty cannot oft tierce.
And tuen he only said " our country calls."
" And thou," I said, " unother love linst found.
Hast let unother love my love eclipse !"
Then sudden, round ute close his anus h" wound,
And hushed with kisses my upbraiding lips!
" let others take the field ! let others co !
Not thou, I cannot ixive thee up!" I cried;
Then in his ear 1 whispered soft and low
" Which wilt thou choose thy country or thy bride?"
" Who wilt thou send?" he said ; " thy father old,
Within wliose breast the lires of steal ret lHow
Can If. endure tlie drenching storm, tiic cold,
Tiic inarch, und buttles!!" und 1 answered, " No."
"Thou hast A brother, who with eager heart.
And bouudiiig pulses longs to meet the foe;
Can he, a boy, net well a Soulier's pun
Voting, rush, impatient ?" mid i uus.it i. d, " No."
' Thou h:isl a friend, who loves thee moi'f than life.
Next to his country ; who, with strength untried,
Would do his duty in this tune of strife,
Held back by tics that bind him to thy side!
' lie strong, be brave ; dispel unworthy fears ;
Act thou lite better part, und hid him go:
Khull it be said in all tue coming vears,
He looked on idly r" uul 1 misivereil, " No."
And no lie went ! Vi'e parted 'neatli the stars,
While the old moon uprose the eastern sky,
And f.id-.'d slowly in the crimson bars
That plainly told the hour of dawn was nigh !
Three moons have faded since that parting night ;
I daily p ay tliat Ooil will aid the free,
Will crush tiic wronr, uive victory to the right.
And send my ileir iriend saf.dy hack lo ine!
ntou TinTsAL.iii).N -iim:s.
Mr. Hillings Miller, tit' this pla p, hits just
received a letter from his sou in t lie Salmon
mines, dated Feb. 7, from which ho kindly per
mits ns to make the following extracts:
Tho body of the divings, as fir us positively
known, is about eight miles square, in n country
ol very low hills, principally of ravines and gul
ches, through which run I'illow Creek, Sand
nnd Meadow Creek. I sin satisfied that there
arc good diggings both north and south ot here.
P. W. Johnson has taken some care to ssrertain
the average yield of someof the principal creeks
and glllelles, MS follows : Baboon gulch, to the
rocker per day. two hands, 200 to S"250 ; Na
son's g"lch, $i5 to $200; Smith's gulch, 50
$100 ; Smith's fl it, 50 to 100; Miller's eretk
$150 to 200; Sand creek, 40 to 80; Dragon
gulch, 50 to $75. TheHinountof gold already
taken out of these diggings is estimated to be
over a ton. I have known several men to take
out fitly pounds each, mid others have done still
better. The depth of the divings is from one to
ten feet to I lie bed rock. The. last work that
was done on the VV iisoii claim, on summit flii,
they took out seventeen pounds; but nil who
come to tile mine's do not m.ik Mich strikes a-,
this. Tin-re have been no great str.kes made
for some time, owing to the severe weather, on
tho !0lli u.t, the spirit thermo i cier sinking to
GO degrees below le.'o. The snow on tue ground
now i over five feet deep, there has been 20
feet by the gage. We can on y travel on snow
shoes where the. path is not broken, which is
rather a novel way of locomotion to the i epe
rienccd. There was not a day in J unmry that
the snow thawed. The snow is otF the groti'if
down on the river, about eight miles from here,
where it is several thousand feet lower than here.
We have had but one very slight shower of rai i
since I came here, it was about the time ol your
great flood. There is now estimated to be about j
12,000 men in these diggings, and rich as the I
mines are some of then) are destitute. Wages
are 10 per day. Flour is from 80 cents to 1
per pound; bacon, 1 25 per pound; sugar,'
1 oO and in fact none ,n the market now ; beans
1 25; dried app es, 1 25. For a common
sheet iron kettle we paid 20. No tools in the
market. No pack train has been across the moun
tain f .r over three weeks. There is a very good
road blazed ou over which wagons will come
into the diggings in the summer seaeoii.
FKO.II UKU Fl.NO.
Mr. Win. Atlee of Tracy & Co., at Oro Fiuo, ,
writes Jan. 27th as follows to the Timet :
I send an Express this rn ruing by a good
stout fellow from North Switzerland who is
known among us as the Snow Horse, lie takes it
to Lewiston, and will return with whatever Ex-'
press may have accumulated for us at that point. ,
The river is no doubt frozen up clear through
to Portland, judging from the extreme cold
weather which will cut otT all communication for.
Jour or six week.
We have now had probably some seven feet
of snow in all. There is about four and a half
fort now lying on the ground, the remainder
having disappeared by thawing and settling down.
1 think it impossible lor an animal to get here
liow, in consequence of the snow, the elasticity
ot will' h having been dest toyed by tho recent
rains and thawing weather, making it like, honey
cciiili, easy to break through.
1 sii ill make an elfort to have it cleared or cut
out by raising a bitbsci ition f ir tho purpose,
before the boys are prepared to come through
On the 15th and 17th last, we had the coldest
weather ot th season. The mercury stood at
from 2(!th to 30 degreess below Zero.
A few days after this excessive cold snap, it
commenced raising and continued to raise stead
ii for nearly three days.
It. is feared that several persons have frozen to
death, during the cold snap, w ho left here for
Salmon a tew days previous. It is reoorte 1 that
cattle which were fed plentifully on the evenii.g
previous at Lewiston, were found frozen stiff I let
next morning. The mercury then stood S'i le
low zero. Tho last previous express I despatched
on the 0th of January. Yours truly,
Wm. A. Atlkk.
Miner's Meeting in the Salmon Ilivcr Mines
At a meeting of the miners of Salmon Uiver
Mines, held on January 12lh 1802, the follow,
ing laws were passed :
Preamble : These mines, known as Salmon
River ii ines, situated between the head waters
of Slate Creek and Meadow Creek tributaries
ot Salmon Uiver shall bo divided into the
following districts, namely :
Miller's Creek and tributaries shall constitute
the first district.
Summit Flat and tributaries shall constitute
the second district.
Smiths Gulch, Pioneer Gulch, Vashe's Gulch,
with their tributaries, shall constitute the third
Sand Creek, Haley's Creek, and their tribtita
'.'ies, shall constitute the fourth district, und
shall be governed by the following laws.
Article 1st. Each person mining in these
minis, shall be entitled to hold by location one
hill, one gulch, and one creek claim.
Article 2d. Any person or persons discov
ering a Quartz ledge or lode, shall be entitled to
one claim each by local ion. and one by right
ol us nvcfy.
Art. 3. Hill claims sha'l be one hundred feet
front, running back to tho center of tho hill.
Giiidi and creek claims shall be one hundred and
fifty feet in length, running up and down the
gulch or creek, and two hundred feet wide;
measuring from th;! center of tho gulco or crock
one hundred feet each way.
Art. A. Quartz claims sh ill consist of t vo
hnndre I feel each on tho lo Igj or lodo, with all
its width, depth and angles.
Ar 5. All claims through which twenty
inches of water runs at the lowest stag , shall
be considered creek claims; but this article
shall not be so construed as to conflict with creek
claims located previous to this date.
Art. 0. All persons locating claims, who do
not enter upon and work tho same, sh.ill h ive
them recorded within throe days from date of
Art. 7. All persons holding minii g claims in
tho districts herein defined, shall be required to
do one day's labor in ten im such claim or claims,
until the first day of March n xt, and from the
first day of March, one day's labor in seven.
irt. 8. Each claim or claims shall bu entitled
ton drain-race through any adjoin ng claim or
Art. 9. All controversies between miners in
relation to mining claims shall bo settled on the
claims disputed, by a meeting of the miners of
their respective district, or bv arbitration.
Irt. 10. All controversies between miners
not included in tho districts herein described,
slniil bo Mettled by a meeting of tho miners in
the adj ice it dis; r ct, i . connection with them
selves, or by arbitration.
Art. 11. The Recorder shall be allowed the
sum of tw i dollars fr recording each claim, and
tho book of records shall always bo open for tho
inspection of tho public. Etch district shill
elect thi ir own Recorder whose duty it shall be
to keep a legible book of records and general
mining laws of tho district.
lr. 12. All persons not engaged in mining,
shall not have a voice in determining controver
sies between conflicting claimants ill relation lo
mining claims in any of the districts herein de.
Art. 13. Ail laws, rules and regulations, hereto
fore adopted for the protection of miners ami
their mining interests, in the mints herein des
cribed, are heieby repealed.
Art. 1 1. These laws shall take effect and be in
force Irom and after their pas-imc
Da. KIN SKY, Prcs't.
A. J. Campbell, Sec'y.
Appended to the laws recently passed in Sal
mou, and sent to the Washington Statesman, is
Ihe following note by tho Secretary :
Too publication of these laws is intended for
the benefit of persons who come into the mines
atler iheir passage. The laws heretofore in f iree
were considered very ol jectioliauiu by many,
and were disregarded ; and in many cases, per
sons who had located claims and were working
them under the old laws, had their rights tram
pled on. Hence the reason of the passage of
n w laws. The miners are determined to enforce
these laws at all hazards. The old laws contain
an article prohibiting any person from purchasing
more than two claims, but this has wisely .been
repealed. Now a man is allowed to buy and
hold ail the claims he buys, provided ho pays
From the Ekpi-blicax-E.xtka of the 21th.
ARRIVAL OF"iHE ORECtON.
News from tho East up to the 15th inst.
MANASSAS IM POSSESSION CF THE
0 'RE AT VICTORY IX ARKANSAS'. ! !
U.VIOX K0KCE.-3 VICTORIOUS.
1,500 Prisoners Taken.
FORWARD MOVEMENT III VIRGINIA.
UNION ELEMENT IN NEW ORLEANS.
Rebel&om Greatly Alarmed.
F''om the Daily Times we get tho follow ing
cheering news :
Fortress Monroe, March S. A dig of truce
from Norfolk represents gtv.it i x. itement in that
city. The hotels are swarming wilh nfliews
Iron, tho Gulf Slates. The Virginia troops have
been sent away. The people have decided on
the destruction of the city in case of an attack.
A dispatch from tho Atlanta says that the
Federals are in possession of Murlreesboio.
Johnson retreated to Decatur, Ala.
Leesliiirg has been occupied by tho Federal
troops, and Crocket taken. This raises the quasi
blockade of tho Potomac.
The Merriiiiao attacks tho. Cumberland at
Newport News, sinks the former and captures
th-- lattff, and was afterward disabled by the
St. Louis, March 10. After three days hard
lighting, at Sugar Creek, near Hciitoiiville,
Hento i county, Arkansas, General Curtis g.oued
a signal victory over tho rebel fines under Van
Dorn, McCuMoch, Price and Mcintosh.
The rebels broke, lenv ng arms, provisions,
etc., behind ; but a largo cavalry force was pur-
suing the fly ing enemy, many ol whom would
necessarily be captured. Tho remnant of the
scattered army pushed toward tho Huston Moun
McCulloch and Mcintosh (rebels) have been
mortally w ounded, and General McKae was taken
prisoner. . 'Tile rebels uvcn niulluly rouluj.
Our loss is estimated at 800 or 1,000 killed
IJebel loss not known ; supposed to be 2.000 or
3.000. Probably 1,500 prisoners were taken.
More are constantly being brought in. Price,
with about 10,000 men, retreated northward,
th. n took an eastern direction Col.dctl'C. Mavis
alter him. 1 ho rebels had ill their army 2.000
India is, suposcd to lo under tho commnnd ol
Col. Mcintosh. Federal soldiers were found
scalped and otherwise mut I ited by these savages.
On the morning of the 9; h Van Don sent a ll ig
of truce ith tin request that ho bo allowed to
collect the. officers and men who fell in the en
gageuie;it of the S;h. Gcii. Curtis g:ivo his eon
sent, and ad led his regret that such things occur
red on the field, contrary to civilized warfare,
(many Federals having been tomahawked and
scaljird.) and expressed t ie hope that this impor
tant struggle will not degenerate into a ravage
Washington, March 11. The emancipation
resolution recommended by tho President jias;ed
the House to day, 88 to 31.
The case of Powell was taken up. He spoke
at length in Ins own defense. He was follow d
by Messrs Wilkinson, Trumbull, and Ten Kyck.
The vote was then taken. Expulsion resolution
rejected 12 ayes, 2S noes.
Gen. MtCleilau's head quar'.ers are now it
The troops lit Fort Pickens were all well.
The rob 'Is have evacuated Aqnai creek.
15ull ruii is being repaired and tho rai I raid to
Manassas w ill soon be in running yder.
A battle had been fought near Flrt Craig on
the Kin Grande, between 1'e.vis rebefmnd Union
forces, in w hich the rebels were roiitedwilh much
ilragg had arrived from Pensacola More Nor
folk w li'h 7.000 troops.
St. Loui-. March 11. The special Aispatclnw
to the Missouri Pimorrat state that twopYllciuen
who lellNcw Orleans ou the 20th Feb. si that
great distress prevailed there. Ail hs wa
ter approaches on tho South are well panled.
On the North, lot .', lied columns run back Car
it alisted I
olina. Tiicouiv persons in tho city n
i i...... i i ; I.. n .(
nie uLiiiiiiiniiim cni. ii
' ""' " ' V l
societies an I I 'm-:i Club. It i hciiev
hciievu t ll it
no less tli.m 12 000 belong i.c e club-
The condition of things is n lielter a Mem
phis. The Aipeil nilvocat-.s Hie buruitif of the
city s a last resort in case of an attack.
St. Louis, March 12. 1 ho rebels h.r sas
tained a complete rout nt M.nmssas, ala4'iimg
their guns, ammunition, etc., to the arnr under
Center) iile This stronghold of th rebels
enU a scene of des i.itloll rarely wtucssed. I
1, ,, i . ..: .1 ....
mi relic s i-iiiiiiiicnccil cvaoiiat it ti e illce on
Saturday last, anil continued till Sundu flight
They then blew tip the bridges and tor ip Ihe
railro'td track, burueo their tents, fotgl' nnd
provisions ; in fact destroyed every lll'g; they
could tint remove. Most of the camnl have
been taken away ; those remaining are 4 nltci ior
quality, but all the works uro spleinlJ. j Tho
fortifications are of tho most forimdahhiirtngth,
covering the hills near Cclitcrville, nd uine
two or three miles behind each o.licr, 1 ioper
distance ; so that if one were taken it foild be
necessary to take the next. The fortifistbtis At
Maiiass..s gootn to be the same as at th tii.e of
Ihe b!tt!e of Bull Hun. !
Philadelphia, March 11. A special dispatch
to the iVwi'i American reports that lieauregard
has been appointed Commander -in-Chief of the
rebel forces, and that tho evacuation of Manas
sas was at his suggestion. It is further stated
that a dispatch to tho Uichmond Dispatch and
thiqnirer says that tho Hampton Legion left
Fredericksburg on tho 11th, bound South. Tho
lines on tho Keppahannocl; had been burned mid
abandoned by the rebels.
Gei. McClellan addressed tho soldiers of tho
Army of tho Potomac on tho 1 1th. F'or a Ioii
time ho had them inactive, in order that they
might be disciplined, tinned and instructed. He
held them back in order that ho might give the
death-blow to the rebellion. Their patience, and
confidence in their General were worth a dozen
victories. Inaction had passed, and ho would
now bring them face to f;co with tho rebels.
delations between tho I'inted States and for
eign powers are now sid to be entirely free
from apprehension of any disturbance whatever.
Tho tone of till correspondence is considered
conciliatory. The liiili-Ji as well as tho French
Ministry are evidently gaining strength with
their people by discountenancing sympathy
New York, March 11. London letters of
March 1st to commercial business houses say,
on (ho whole, there is ooerved quite an iinpres
siou ii: England t.'uit the struggle will be termi
tialed this spring. American securities are con
ihe Di.ipukti calls attention to mysterious
placar.ls m, Ileal ing I mou conspirators at work
Summary measures to check the progress of
treason, ami the iirrest and execution of the
conspirators are urged.
Colonels Coiccran nnd Wilcox arrived at,
Richmond, anil it is thought, they will be held
as hostages for lon ktier and Tilgliman. There
was a great panic al Uichmond, caused by the
recent defeats. Tlio leading traitors exhibit tho
greatest tri pi.latioit.
John Minor Llutt-), niii twenty other citizen
i f wea th, character nnd position, have been ar
rested and tin own into prison lor manifesting
Marlial law has keen proclaimed in Uichmond
and the adjoining counties for ten miles around.
Tlio Senate of Kent aeky has passed a bill, 10
tod, which provides that any citizen who joins
tho rebel cause, or continues in it after the pas-
8 l i tl Of Wit act, Ml, 111 Of 41MUiU lmr r,R
I ri.it i d himself, and shall no longer bo a citizen
of Kentucky, cxci'pt by special act of the Leg.
A private letter from Now Orleans says,
there is no doubt, on .'ho approach of the Fcder
als the city will be surrendered without fight
An arrival fi'oii the West that sinco . Price's
ll glit iifliiirs on t.V Oswego have become gener
ally quiet, tho secessionists abandoning and de
clining the cause, hiuI desiring to be allowed to
iiv e in peace. Many are anxious to take the
oath of allegiiiiee. Loyalists who Intve suffered
violence and persecution at their, are not willing
to allow it, preferring lo reserve tho question
of their future treatment.
Jeff DiVis, in his message to tho Confederate;
Congress, says the. Government h;is no Moating
dent; tlat the total expenditures lor tho year,
in rouid numbers, amount to one hundred and
Ymecy in disguise had sailed for the South.
''he Speaker laid before tho House a mcssago
fim President Lincoln, suggesting the passage t('
,i joint resolution providing for I he co-operation
i) ith any Slate for the abolition of slavery, wiih
pecuniary competisnl ion. J ho President pro
poses this as mi initiative step, predicating im
portant practical results therefrom. It, was re
ferred to the Committee of tho Whole.
'J ho people of the South are warmly urging
and demanding that Ji ll Davis take tho field in
The Nashville Partner of the 3d acknowledges
that tho officers ;,,, men of the Federal army
deport themselves towards tho citizens in a most
Special di-patclies to the New York papers
contain the following statement concerning the
disposition of tho rebel forces opposed to the
Union army of the Potomac. They were per
fectly accurate four days ago. Changes have
probably occurred since then; the main facts,
however, must correspond with the figures. At
Cciitroviile, which is now tho rebel strong point
I there are 50,000 infantry, 11.000 cavalry. 120
ll'-','t-'s f cannon behind batteries. Along tho
1'oloiuac are I -Jin "J to l.i.UOO. At Green
si. l. . I ... i I .1 ..-
t ' --'o g noil vciu i e 1 1 1 1 , iiifi e
are llireo regiments ol mhintry with a squmlron
of cavalry. At Leesburg, llireo region uts of
' infantry, battery artillery, it ! 'i squadron of
cavalry ; and at Ibitonvilli-, 10 miles south ofi
I M.ii.ass.is. 3.Y000 men. These forces do Lot in-i
-hide any part of Jackson's army, ag.iiist Allien
l.inks is operating. All the troops of South
j C-ai!ina, Teiii,e-see, North Carolina, and Louis-)
iaii.-l wer sent a ,v iv w iihiu t.o last two or tin co ;
weeks, whose term h.nl expired. Very tew!
" i" 's,- i v mi i s. i 1 1 v x in i ru nfio 1 1:-en I istcu.
j Special dispatches to the New York papers '
stale th at the rebel Congress unaiii noi.sly a, lop. ,
ted i tso.utions, declaring the unalterable ! tt r- 1
i initiation of the Coiitoiler.itc Slates to snlf. r nil'
ral.imii.ies, ami hover a liti publicly nllili ito I
w ith the people gudfy of the invasion of their 1
soil and tie: butchery of Iheir citizens. Mr.
Faulkner, in a letter pu disheil, denies making
the I uioii speech at Nlartiiishuig. '
'Ihe following coiifirmat ions were made in tho
Semite: J. Ii. Meeker. Surveyor of Customs;
C. A. lla'e, Superintendent of Indian Affairs, ,
Washington Territory ; A. S. Stout, Attorney j
'Go-icral, ar. 1 G. L. G,1.S., Mif,!nl of Ut.ih ;
Edward Slcittiiek, Attorney General for Oregon ;
W. W. Watson, Marshal t.f Nevada.
General Wright received a dispatch from
Washington on tho 10th inst., informing him of
the advance of tho army on tho Potomac. Gen.
McClellan had turned over tho command to Mr.
Stanton, and tho army in Virginia had been du
)ided into three commands. Ono division, un
der McClellan, was to advance on Manassas nnd
lr.ch ni "hI, General Fremont was r net in
mountains of Virginia, and tho third division
was to advance for the coast.
A Jtl IN MI) CITY.
Memphis a year ago was the second cotton
mart of thn South, lit tho vear ending Septem
ber 1, IStiO, it shipped 400.000 bales. Three)
great systems of railroads centered there : tho
Memphis and New Orleans, the Memphis nnd
Charleston, (which has lately suffered somewhat,
in its bridges at the hands of tho Union men of
Northern Alabama,) and the Memphis and Ohio,
which is no longer of much use to tho insane citv.
Early in the. course of tlio rebellion Memphis
look its stand with tho insurgents. Tho citizens
held an enthusiastic mooting to njoieo over tho
secession of South Carolinia on the 20th of De
cember. Nino day s tiflerward they held a " Un
ion meeting," w hich is scarcely loss objectionable.
passing resolutions tig linst coercion, favoring
a Convention of Southern States to demand their
rights, and if those rights were refused to d.ko
action instantly for seceding. On tho 20th of
April they did a thing that has made their namo
ever since raukly offensive to every loval sense.
In the city is one solitary square anil in that
square stands a statue of Jackson, on w hich is
inscribed the iiniin rial legend. " Tho Union
must ami shall be pnserved." ly the side ot
this statue a pit had been dug. F'ivo hundred
men approached tho statue, tho band playing tho
Jiail march, and In hind them came eight pall
bearers bearing the Union flag. With mock
solemnity f ho Stars and Stripes wore lowered
into tho pit and buried, ami tho five hundred re
turned, apparently thoughtless that tho insult
w hich they had oil' red to the mute statue of ihe
Hero of New Orleans and to the f ig of our
country, must bo avenged before a twelve-month
I. ad come round.
From that day Memphis lias been a decaying
city, llio forty steamboats that had brought.
I ratio to her merchants and passengers to her
hotels are rotting tit tho foot of the bluH'on which
tho citv is built. Her commerce is a thing ot
the past. S.-F. Bulletin.
;.v.iiuM;it'.s it i, v.ci: siiket.
Tho practice of gambling is resorted lo bv
those who crave excitement, and have not with.
m tl iselvcs tho means of tnio cniovmcut.
Such seek pleasure in outward things and gam-
ing and drinking are favorite resorts. Let. all
who are inclined to engage in gambling read tho
following which wo clip from one of our ex
You will gain, like Eve in caling tho forbidden
fruit, the knowledge of Oil. and of evil onlv.
You will gain lewd, base and wicked coninan-
lons, whose very presence is a curse.
You will , iiiu tho ts.nl expericiico of belli"
cheated, duped and robbed by those, who laugh
it you as a "green one, and who would take
your life as readily as your purse.
1 ou will gam habits ot idleness and dissipation.
You will get a dislike tor work and business.
The innocent enjoyments of lilo will appear to
you Hit and stale. You will crave tho excite-
iiient ot the gambling saloon.
You will gain poverty. You will not l,o con.
ti lit to earn money honestly by work ; and any.
thing you may have will bo greedily devoured
by lieartless sharks.
lou will gam d'stress of body and anguish of
mind. You will be reduced to bankruptcy of
character and ii'iiinl, of est.-tte, of hopes and t.f
prospects. Iicggary and want will stare you in
lace. I.emorse will cat you tip.
You will lose all feeling. Not hin" so hardens
the heart as the vice of gambling. A votm "
man in Acw lork not many years a "o, nl.iyed
cards on his brothers ci fliin. While our redeem,
er was ih ing fir our sins, soldiers were ranih.
ling for his o!o; l.es at tho foot of tho cross.
Yon will lose your love of truth.
You will lose your self-respect. You will
become in your own estimation a villain.
J on will lose your character. You will be
known ami spoken of as a gambler, a blackleg, a
vagabond. Your friends w 111 disown you. Your
mother w ill bo ashamed of you. Your sisters
will blush when your namo is mentioned in
iheir presence. You wiii lose your hantiines.
A bad conscience will banish peace from your
Lo.-'sks nv Flood iv C.m.ifokma. Tho IitUetin
considers that the estimates made by tho Legis
lature upon the losses sustained from the Moods
in this Siate are quite toi) high. Alter making
some statements which must be regarded as ror.
ris-t m the mam, the conclusion arrived tit. is that
the loss of property is but :1,2.',0,I0. but suppo
sing it to b -.Y0i) ).(;ii) i very largo estuuato
in onr ow n opinion the proportion of that sum
to thenssesscd value of the Siali 1 17.000,000,
is really trill, g ami idlbrds nn argument
against the issuance of Stale bonds for ( 'alifortiia's
proportion f the War "Jan, or rather destroys
nil hi gi.ini t ngaiiist the levy n g of that tax ii
reclly. '1 he revenue Mrising from the taxation
ol the lost property would be but f.'lO.OOO, sevo.
ral thousand dollars less than is minii illy paid
into the State Treasury by Yuba county alone.
While in favor ot standing up to the duty of pay.
ing taxes ss we go, mid leaving undents for pos
terity , we appri hend lliat tho bur Jen of taxation
liiis year wnl bo fell more on account of tho in
terruption and lion, tuition of busiin -s and trade
rather than in coiiscqiicnce of direct losses scs
t.iinc'l from the fl.o.. Mariri!!i' Appri t.