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THE STATE REPUBLICAN'.
"tdo Straggle of to-day is not altogether for
to-day, it is for the vast future also,"
EUGENE CITY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1862.
WANTS OF THE COl'NTItY.
Having decided the only question w hich could
induce politicians to spend a few dollars in pil
grimating to tho Capital, tho Legislature will now
le left "alone in its glory," and will have an op.
portunity to attend to the less important matters ;
' which pertain to the direct interests of tho peo
ple. In the perfotmanco of this duty, wo hope
tho members will not consult tho wishes of a
few politicians who center at und radiate from
Salem, in preference to the interests of the people,
as most Legislatures have done up to the preseut
There are many important measures to claim
the attention of our legislators, but none ot more
consequence to tho common masses than
' tho establishment of an agricultural college,
whero mechanics and agriculture will be placed
on a par with the' classical and scientific branches
of education. Congress lias conditionally made
ample provisions to secure to this State an en
dowment which will forever defray tho expenses
of a college, devoted not only to literature, the
samo as other colleges, but to tho practical pur
suits of life, on which the future prosperity of
tho country depends. Under tho present distri
bution of tho ptiblic institutions, and in consequece
of the central position of this county, it is gene
rally conceded in nil parts of the State that
Eugene City is entitled to this college. But oven
if it lias to bo located on the top of Mount Hood
or in the middle of Salem, we hope tho Legisla
ture will not fail to secure this rich bounty for
In consequence of the high rates of interet on
money, manufacturing is retarded. Capitalists
will not embark in manufacturing for tho simple
reason that it would be impossible to make as much
from that sourco as they can by lending money.
Tho result is, thousands of dollars aro sent off
very year to pay for articles which might be
manufactured here, and the men who loan the
money nro poorer than if they employed their
money in manufacturing at a lower interest, which
would keep it at home and in circulation among
tho people ; whilo tho country is being bankrupted
by this system. A usury law would turn money
into the proper channel into manufacturing and
building public improvements, and keep it cir
culating among the people, which is a suflicient
reason why such a law should be passed.
Then there is llio " vexed question " of the
permanent location of the Seat of Government
yet to bo decided. The people passed on this
question some years ago, and decided In fovor of
Eugene City. Tho Salem clique were not satis
fied w ith that decision ; so they took tho poll
books, and kept them out till after tho time when
the vote should havo boon counted, thus thwart
ing tho natural result of the election, and substi
tuting their will for tho will of tho people, and
havo maintained it up to the present time. They
established the precedent of refusing to submit
to the decision of tho ballot-box, w hich the Dix
ieites arc now trying to carry out on a very
extensive scale. Under the pretense of making
" wholesomo criticisms " on tho Government,
which is now engaged i i a death-like struggle to
exterminate this heresy from the American con
tinent forever, it will not be stiange if they should
before the strugglo is over, encourago tho rebels
to cirry out tho principles which they havo prac
tised with such great success themselves. Un
less tho Legislature shall pass a law requiring
that tho vote for Seat of Government shall here
after bo limited to a few places having previously
received thehighest vote, so that it can bo brought
down to two of tho most prominent places, the
question never can be decided. With such a law
it can be settled at the next election, or at the
second election at farthest.
Eugene Cut, Sept. 15, 1SG2.
Editors Rkpuulican :
I would like to enquire of tho proper author
ities through tho columns of your paper what
has become of our county Agricultural Society,
lias the organization completely dried up I and
aro the people of the county satisfied with that 1
In this connection let mo add, that John D.
Patterson, Esq., well known as tho most exten
sive dealer on this coast in fine cattle, sheep, and
swine, w rites that ho will attend our State Fair
with soma samples of hU stock. His circu
lars may be seen at the law ollieo Ellswort'i &
Underwood. He also w rites that he wishes) to
exchange gome good stock for some good laud in
Oregon. Some of our large landholders w ill do
well to cut up their farms and make that ex
As most of the counties in tho State aro sus
tabling Agricultural Societies, and preparing to
hold Fairs this Fall, it w ill look very shabby
for Lino county, t'le garden of the State, to
allow her society to become disorganized and go
to ruin for want of a little attention to the sub
ject. In the absenco of tho President t-f the
Society, who "left his country for his country
good," we would suggest tho propriety of the
Secretary, or some other officer, calling a meet
ing of the society to elect officers and do what
ever may be necessary to peepetuate its argan
ization, and make preparations for holding a
Fair next Fall. j
McKbszib Road. Mr. Felix Scott will ap
ply to the present session of the Legisluturo to
grant him a charter for this road. Although the
road is now opened through tho mountains, yet
there is much work to be dono beforo it will be
in a condition to meet tho requirements of the
travel which is destined to pass over it. And,
after tho road is completed there will always bt
more or less repairing to bo done, and it is ncc
essary that some responsible, energetic persoi
should havo this matter in charge, and be inter
ested in the road, for if this is not tho case tlx
peoplo of the county will neglect to keep it in
repair, and the road will bo of but little advau
tago to the country. A road so far away from
the settlemnts as this road is will never be kept
in repair as it should be, by the public, for,
14 what's every body's business is nobody's bus
incss," and is never attended to. Mr. Seott is
a very proper man to have that road in charge,
and by charging a moderate toll, ho can make it
a source of profit to himself and a blesiing to-
tho traveling community.
Tub Legislature after 29 unsuccessful ballots
eamo together on tho 30th ballot and elected
B. F. Harding, to fill tho unexpired term caused
by tho untimely death of Col. Baker.
We should havo preferred some other man,
but as that is out of the question, we shall abide
the action of our Legislature thinking they ought
to know best. As Mr. Harding was elected
by Union men, we hope ho will represent the
whole people irrespective of party or friend.
In pursuance of previous notice there was a
meeting held at the Court House, Wednesday
evening, Sept. 17th, to consult in relation to the
State Agricultural College. Tho meeting was
called to order by J. II. D. Henderson, and on
motion F. Dudley was called to tho Chair and
Joel Waro elected Secretary. Tho object of
tho meeting was staled by B. J. Pengra, and the
subject further discussed by Messrs. Ellsworth,
Risdon, Ilanchett, Mitchell, Driver, and others,
after which it was resolved that petitions be pre
pared and circulated in the county, asking the
Legislature to empower the Commissioners of
the county to raise by tax, not exceeding $-1,000,
for tho purchase of suitable grounds and build
ings, to bo donated to tho State, for the purposes
ot a btato Agricultural College.
On motion a Committee of five was raised to
superintend tho distribution of tho petitions and
havo them returned by Friday, 2tith hist., com
posed as follows : Dr. Ilanchett, T. J. Brattain,
F. B. Dunn, J. G. Gray, and V. W. Bristow.
It appeared from the discussion that tho stone
building known as " Columbia College," and ad
jacent grounds, as well as so mo other desirable
localities, could be had. It was resolved that all
persons having propositions to submit for the lo
cation of the State College, bo requested to
forward them forthwith to tho County Judge.
On motion, adjourned to Friday evening,
Joel Wabk, F. Dudley,
Letter from Towdcr River.
AiBt iiN, Sept. 0, 1SG2.
Friend Newell : Thero aro about 5000 peo
ple now in these mines, and they must either
leave or provisions must be brought in. It is
useless for the merchants and traders now here
to tall; of supplying the demand that will be this
fill and winter, and provisions to last until the
first of Juno next, must be in not later than tht
first of November. About three tlmusand peo
pie, and perhaps more, will w inter here, if pro
visions can be obtained; but if not, they must
necessarily go whero they can get food, and as
teams cannot be sure of citing neross tho Blue
Mountains during tho months from November
to May, inclusive, it is rcqusite to send at once
and the road w ill most probably be kept open
for light horses and footmen all winter. From
this timo to November 1st, 5000 people will cat
200 tons of flour, but the halfof this freight can
be paid in provisions at this place. Besides flour,
bacon would cost about $.o,000, and freight on
it $28,000; and then coffee, tea, sugar, beam,
fruit, etc., in proportion. On tho flour alone,
from November to June, a profit, (selling nt
present rates), can bo made of $-10,000, after de
ducting expenses. Flour is now worth $10 per
bbl. But this is not tho only thing; humanity
demands that capitalists who can furnish provis
ions to this fast rising country should do so, and
not allow fearful suffering to take place. The
Dalles and Portland merchants can supply us,
but.'they must notallow themselv. s to be hmiibuir
ged by those already trading here that they can
supply the denMnd. Emigrants have been in
vited hero ami ure locking in by hundreds, and
they look to those who !::vc thus invited them
to see that means are placed within their reach
for obtaining the necessaries of life. Tue Ditch
Co. aro going ahead, and in a!;out five weeks
1200 inches of water wi 1 be running through thr
sluices of our mining po ulation. Then we shall
seo it tho Powder River minus uro not as rein;-
lar and fairly paying mines as any on the coast
N'W placers are constantly being found, and next
year, commencing from the fill rains, this will
not bo the least of tho gold regions of Orego:.
and California or British Columbia. Mountain
eer. U. S. Senator. It will bo seen by our Leg
islative proceedings that on Friday, on the 30lh
ballot. B. F. Harding, of Salem, Douglas Dem
ocrat, was elected U. S. Senator. Statesman.
A " Douglas Democrat," is he t For the last
year you've done nothing but reiterate that there
were no Douglas I )emotr.ts and no Republicans ;
that they were all alike Union men. M What a
change comes over the scene."
Wi are credibly informed that W. R. Blach
'e) gooJ sound Jeff lavis Democrat, mar
ried a wife two weeks ago and livcJ with her
Til RLE days, and then absconded leaving her
to "shift for herself." This is the true spirit
of secession to deceive nnJ wreck the minds of
the innocent and confiding.
Tub Oregonian says that Mr. Henry Fuller,
of Polk County, arrived in Portland recently
from tho Powder river mines where ho was en
gaged in mining. He is going to tuko up pro
visions enough to last him through the winter.
Ho exhibited several largo specimens of gold,
nid says thero is no doubt that rich and exten
sive mines exist in that section of the country,
'lope it may all be so.
The business men of San Francisco are takinp
measures to insure circulation of Demand Nott-f
.t par, ana tuus aeieai tno avaricious plans ot
the brokers and bankers.
Fbom Walla Walla. We condense th
following items from the Walla Walla States
A party has gone from Wulla Walla to pros
pect for gold in tho Blue mountains, twenty
miles from that place.
Rev. Win. Howard, formerly of Clackamas
county, was killed near Day's camp, Granite
creek, by being struck with a lever with which
ho was moving a large boulder from his mining
A party of forty men have gone to prospect
Boise river. Some prospecting has been done
there, and very favorable indications found.
Two gold quartz boulders wero found on the
mountains near Mormon Basin, thirty miles
south of Auburn. They aro valued at about
seven hundred dollars each.
Generous. The sum of $10,037 was sent
from California by a recent steamer, for the re
lief of the suffering poor of Ireland. An exam
ple worthy of imitation.
Oira citizens should remember tho meeting
next Friday evening, in relation to the Agricul
tural College. It is a matter in which all should
take a lively interest.
The poles on the Oregon Telegraph lino are
now set as far south as the Canyon. Mr. Strong
is pushing the work ahead with his accustomed
The Yankee Girls. Gov. Andrews of Mass.,
in a recent speech at Worcester, said :
" We don't wish to part with any of our mas
culino strength, but whatever tho President
wants he shall have, and if the men won't go the
woman will. I have thought that if wo should
send a few thousand girls to the war, not only
would the young men follow, but those she
devils of tho South would find they had their
Returned. Mr. J. W. Huff, who started a
few week since from this placo to John Day's
river, returned Thursday evening, bringing a
number of letters from persons there to their
friends here. We shall publish a letter next week
fro n Mr. J. II. Cochran, formerly of this place,
Mr. Huff came from the mines to this placo in
The news from tho John Day mines is still
encouraging. Several of our citizens have gono
and a good many are preparing to go.. They all
go the Mclvtiuie road.
We hope that every man in Lnno county will
sign the petitions which aro being circulated for
the purpose of inducing the Legislature to locate
the State Agricultural College in this county,
Salem, Sept. 12, 1862
HOUSE. IIouso met pursuant to adjournment.
Humason introduced a petition from the citi
zens of Wasco county praying the passage of an
act establishing an Asylum for tho deaf and
dumb. Refered to a Select Committee.
Mr. presented a petition from Mr. the
contractor, to furnish iron and stone for the Peni
tentiarv, praying an appropriation of money out
of the lreasury tor his services. Referred to
Committee on contracts.
On motion 200 copies of the Governor's Mes
sago were ordered printed.
Mr. Minto introduced a bill imposing a "poll
tax on dogs, winch was read and passed to gen
Mr. Applegato introduced a bill to regulate
the disposition of cstrays. Read and passed to
a second reading to-morrow.
Notice was given that a bill would be intro
dtiecd, at an early day, to raise the salary of the
county Judge of Benton county.
Mr. Moore gave notice that to morrow he
would introduce a bill making an appropriation
to purchase newspaper and postage stamps for
for the members.
Notice was given that on Monday a bill will
be introduced to reduea tho salary of Sheriffs.
Mr. Reed introduced tho report of the Secre
t irv of State. Five hundred copies were ordered
Salem, Sept. 12, 18(52.
JOINT CONVl NTION. Tho Convention
was called to order. by the President. The Clerk
proceeded to call the roll on the 17th ballot for
U. S. Senator, which resulted : for Harding, 10;
Williams, 9 ; Pearne, 11 ; Jacobs, 12 ; Matlock,
2 ; Whiteaker, 3 ; Preston, 1. Adjourned to
meet at 2 o'clock, p. m.
2 o'clock, p. m.
Convention called to order bv the President,
and Proceeded to ballot for U. S. Seantor. The
30th ballot resulted as fdlows : for Harding, 23 ;
Williams, ; Corbetf, 11 ; blank, 1.
After announcing tho last ballot, the President
declared B. F. Harding elected to tho U. S.
Salem, Sept 13, 1852.
HOUSE. The House was called to order by
the Speaker, Gen. Ilmer. The journal was read
anj approved. The reading of the journal of the
Joint Convention was dispensed with. On mo
tion the House adjourned until Monday.
Salem, Sept. 13, 1852,
House called to order by tho Speaker.
Mr. Conyers presented the credentials of Ralph
Wilcox, of Washington county.
Mr. Wassermau presented a petition from the
citizens of Multnomah county praying relief
against the Chinese and negroes in that part of
tho State. Read and referred to the Committee
on Judiciary. ;
Several petitions praying the passage of a
usury law were read and referred to Committee
Committee on Counties, to whom was referred
louse bill No. 3, reported and recommended it
Mr. Simpson moved that this bill, for tho or
ganizatiou of Baker county, bo laid on the table,
and fifty copies printed. Carried.
Mr. Humason, offered a resolution regulating
the printirg of bills passed, ordering fifty copies
of all bills to be printed, except the report of the
Mr. Wasserman, of Com. on counties reported
a resolution that our Senators and Representative
in Congress be instructed to endeavor to procure
the establishment of a Branch Mint at Portland.
Mr. Humason, moved to amend by inserting
the Dalles in placo of Portland.
The Governor's Messago received and read.
Tho report of tho Code Commissioners was re
ceived. On motion, one thousand copies of tho Gov
ernors message wero ordered printed.
On motion it was resolved to go into Commit
tee of the Whole ut 3 o'clock p. m.
Tho Committee on Corporations reported a
bill to incorporate tho City of Auburn.
On motion the IIouso adjourred.
Afternoon session. House met pursuant to
A memorial to instruct our Senators and Rep
resentatives in Congress to procure an appropri
ation for our coast defense. Read.
A motion to print 500 copies of Gov. Whit
eaker's Messago and accompanying documents,
was laid on the table.
House bill No. 0, read a second timo and re
ferred to Committee of tho Whole.
House bill No. 2, read second timo by title.
Motion to print all bills now on file, before
a second reading, carried.
Mr. Mallory offered II. B. No. 10. To pr J
iriJik fkt t li r no r mnvif ci AvnoilSA f if 111 O Mi !nr- t
f IUG IWI HIU JMIJ lltvilll vs v.n,uuu vi
in papers, postage stamps, etc., appropriating
Rules suspended and tho bill passed to the
On motion of Mr. Fay the rules were further
suspended and tho bill passed to the third read
On motion of Mr. Moores tho bill was re
Mr. Moores presented tho report of the State
Tho House resolved itself into committee of
the whole, on tho report ot tno coin mate on
Commerce a memorial to Congress to establish
a branch mint at the city of Portland,
The committee of the whole rose nmd reported
back the resolution, with a recommendation that
it pass. On motion the resolution was laid otv
Thecommitteo to which wns referred the biUP
to revise fees of officers: Wilkins, Brown, Gil
lette, Stevenson and Humason.
Salem, Monday, Sept., 15th.
SENATE met at 10 o'clock according to ad
journment from Friday.
Journal read and approved.
A petition was presented signed by 130 eifi
zens of Multnomah county, relative to slaughter
Mr. Ilolton introduced a resolution instructing
the Sergeant- nt-arms to furnish each member
with three dollars in postage stamps. Referred.
Senate resolved to meet the House in joint
convention at 11 o'clock to hear tho Governor's
A resolution was offered relative to the census
returns of 1S00. Passed.
The Senate then repaired to tho Hall of the
House of Representatives when the message of
Governor Gibbs was read beforo both Houses
by C. N. Terry, private secretary.
Alter the reading of tho messago the Senate
returned to their chamber and on motion 1000
copies of the message were ordered printed for
the uso of the Senate.
Mr. Drew offered the following resolution :
" That the Committee on Federal relations is
hereby requested to instituto inquiries in order
to enable them to report to the Senate w hat
means have been adopted by tho Commissioner
of Internal Revenue of the Treasury Depart
ment ot the tinted states to supply the citizens
or this State with the stamps required to be used
on and after the 1st of October, 18(52, by article
1-ith ot the .National lax Law. Passed.
Committee on Ways and Means reported back
resolution relative to postage stamps, asking the
Secretary of State to furnish two dollars worth
of postage stamps, and moved its adoption
LATEST EASTERN NEWS.
Omaha, Sept. 8. Letters from Siou.t City,
say messengers from the l anktown agency,
bring the information that the tribe is on the eve
of raising ngaiust the w hites. Some settlers of
Dacotah have already been attacked ; their wo
men and children are flying to Fort Randall and
Sioux City for protection.
St. Paul, Sept. 0. Information from Fort
Ridgley, under date of the 4th, says the Federal
for.'es have been attacked by 280 savages, IS
miles from tho Fort. During the engagement
the troops manage! to throw up breastworks of
Otad horses and earth, behind which they held
out tiii reinforcements arrived ; 13 whites were
killed and 47 wounded. Before the skirmish,
our forces buried 800 massacred whites. Capt.
Vnndreook, commanding Ftrt Ambercrombie,
writes that a large number of indians had appear
ed around the Fort and carried off all the Gov
eminent mules and cattle belonging to the post.
He also savs that unless reinforcements arrive
soon, he will be compelled to abandon the post.
Washinslon. Sept. V. A paroled
who arrived here last night, says
have crossed into Maryland. Tho main body of
them passed over the Monoeacy. He passed
through their lines and counted 27 batteries.
This statement is believed by military men here ,
Gen. Pope has been assigned to the DepartmenS
of the Northwest t operato against the Indians.
McClellan is placed in command of the armies
of the Potouiao and Virginia.
Baltimore, Sep. 8. Rumors are in circulation
that rebels are gathering near Westminster, 22
miles from here. Officers from thero express
th opinion that tho rebels design moving on
Ilarrisburg, Scpt..l. the rebels are said to
be entering Pennsylvania in force, with the in
tention, no doubt, of destroying the Northern
Central Railroad. The latest information was
3 o'clock p. m. says the rebel pickets are within
1-2 miles of Hanover. York county. Arms are
being rapidly sent to counties on tho southern
border. ' " '
Martinsburg, Va., Sept. 9. Rebel cavalry to
tho number of 400, attacked the federals sta
tioned at this point, to-day, but were repulsed
with much loss. About 50 prisoners wero taken,
with their horses and arms. Their loss in killid
an wounded is not known ; ours is two killed
and ten wounded.
New York, Sept, 9. Gen Hunter and staff
have arrived ; he has been superceded by Geu.
Mitchell. The Times says Gen. McDowell is
in tho city, under arrest, on tho charge of trea
son, but by whom preferred, or on what
grounds it is not informed.
Washington, Sept. 10. A dispatch from Cin
cinnatti states that the rebels were advancing in
forco on that point. From Maryland, weleain
that McClellan has advanced to w ithin six miles
of Poolsville, the rebels falling back before him.
Yesterday rebels wero at llagerstown. It is
reported that there are 100,000 rebels at Fred
crick City. An officer from Poolsville, yester
day, reports that a largo body of Stewart's
cavalry came down to Edward's Ferry with the
intention of re crossing into Virginia, but tho
attempt was repulsed by tho forces under Gen.
Keyes, who occupied the place ; they returned
towards Frederick, with the loss of from 80 to
100 killed. cn Pope's official report of his
operations in Virginia has been published. Ho
blames Fitz John Porter and Gen. Griffin for
not supporting him when in the engagement,
says ho telegraphed to McClellan for support,
but did not receive it. The rebels have not en
tered Pennsylvania, as reported. Gov. Curlin
has ordered all ablo bodied men to be ready, at
an hour's notice, for service.
Rockville, Md., Sept. 8. Matters are assum
ing a warlike appearance here. Tho corps of
Banks and Sumner passed through hirj last
week, and this morning the commanding General
and his stalY arrived. Following McClellan was
cavalry, artillery and infantry, in great numbers
and they aro still coming. The whole army of
tho Peninsula seems to be marching in this di
rcction. McClellan's presence leads many to
suppose that ho may assume ollcnsivc operations
at once, and atta.k the enemy in the rear.
Louisville, Sept. 10. Advices from Mount
Sterling say that Humphrey Marshall is there
with 4,000 men. It is also reported that a rebel
cavalry force occupied Eminence (Ivy.), last night.
Passengers state that Gen. Dunioiit evacuated
Lebanon Ivy. ft is rumored that the place was
occupied by 4,000 rebels the same evening.
Gens. Negley und Starkweather are at Bow'
ling Green, w ith 8,000 men. Buell has arrived
at Nashville with his whole army, 42,000 strong,
Philadelphia, Sept. 11. The. Inquirer has iv
dispatch from- Poolsvillo Md. si) ing that our
troops occupy Sugar Loaf Mountain.
llarrisburg, Pa., Sept. 11. State Messenger
gives the following: We reached position in
the mountains above Frederick, and by means
of a glass saw all that was going on in that town.
Thero was evidently a movement of troops in
tho direction of Middletowu and Boonsboro'. -Farmers
informed him that a forward movement
began yesterday morning. The rubels are sup
posed to be about 20,000 strong. lie saw three
regiments of infantry, and one of cavalry, and
a largo number of cannon nt Boonsboro' Tho
soldiers looked ragged, hutloss and- shoeless.
A skirmish had occurred between tho Michigan
cavalry, and the Virginia cavalry leaving the ad
vance at Boonsboro' Tho rebel pickets wero
within a mild and a half of llagerstown at 8
o'clock last night. The main body, however,
appears to be going between Boonsboro' and
Sharpsbarg, eight miles from llagerstown.
The rebel pickets told tho farmers their destina
tion was Cumberland Valley.
Cincinnatti, Sept. 11. Gen. Wallace's mount
ed scouts made a raid near tho rebel lines last
night, and burned the mill used by them for
grinding corn. There was picket skirmishing.
along the who'e lino of the Licking river all the
forem on. Tho enemy aro not throwing up
breastworks in front of Fort Wallace ; they will
be shelled out to morrow. Several regiments of
Grant's cavalry arrived to day. The arrivals of
other regiments have been very large. Mays
ville Ky. was taken by the rebels to day. Thet
Union people left, taking their valuables along.
Philadelphia, Sept. 11. Tho rebels report
that Gen. Eosencrantz attacked the rebels at
Trepelo, Miss., and had been repulsed, is shown,
to bo false by letters from, his command, of later
date than tho reported attack.
Baltimore, Sept. 11. Gen. Lee has issued a
proclamation to the people in which ho says-:
" In obedience to your wishes, our army has
come prepared to assist you with our arms to
regain your rights etc. No restraint upon your
free will is intended, no intimidation will be
allowed. It is for you to decide your destiny
without restraint, and the army will respect
your choice whatever it may bo."
Fortress Monroe, Sept. 10. Information ha
been received that the rebels, 1,200 strong, at
tacked the town of Washington, N. C, at day
break on the Cth. After a desperate fight of two
hours the rebels were repulsed and pursued fop
several miles. Our loss was 7 kill,! nH At
wounded. 30 rebels were killed, a laico num.
ber wounded, and 3G prisoners. Out fore en.
gaged was only five hundred strong.
Vt't learn from Assessor Lucker that th
taxable property of Lane county, for the year
18(52, has been returned at $l,G7t5,216. In 1361 ,
it was valued at $2,029,689. This shows da
crease f $353,473 in the value of property caused,
bv the fl.)0,li nr.il tho JailrnMinn of tvnL k
-v-..-v, UJ .
tho ms last winter.
W i will publish the special message of Gov, .
Gibbs next week. It was received too late fi '
this issue. ' '