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THE STATE R E P I BLlCk .
'TEiTstruffKlof to-day is not altogetha' for
lo-aay, it is lur me vast lutum guv.
EUGENE CITY, SEPTEMBER 27. 182.
CHANGE I?i PIDI.IC OPINION. J
For the last quarter of a century tho entire
legislation of thu nation, with very slight Excep
tions, has been shaped with a view to promote
the interests of those now in arms agaiit the
Government. Their peculiar institutioi has
been a sourco of great profit to tho wealthy
merchants of tho North, who have shared, with
the planters of the South, tho profits arisingfrom
slave labor. Theso wealthy merchants Jiavo
controlcd tho commerce and capital of thoNjrth,
and, bj this means, havo been enabled to iiape
and direct puplio opinion jin accordance with heir
own interests. Through tho press, which lieir
money controlcd, thoy kept up a constant lowl
against " abolitionists !'' All who opposed that
t system unLald labor, which renders tho rich
lV CUIIIJ'i I rvt Jf m.wcj'vji" iwiih ui nil t - j
as " abolitionists ! and pronounced tlio word
with such awful horror that the enimon people
were led to beliovo that abolitionists were mon
sters in human shape murderers, incendiaries,
negro thieves, and amalgamafionists. By such
misrepresentation thev educated tho masses to
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bhor abolition. If any rersons undertook to
fiJvocato such doctrines tfcey were not even al
lowed to explain their objects, but were mobbed
without a hearing. Anything which opposed
their interests was denounced ns abolition, and
its fate was sealed.
Tho people in nearly ull tho Northern States
have been so bitterly opposed to abolition that
for vcars ambitious politicians have vied w it'i
each other in denouncing it. Ho who cursed ab
olitionists tho loudest, and praised tho " brave am!
chivalrous people of the South " tho mot, was
usually the successful candidate. In this way tho
slaveholders have ruled the nation for more than
a quarter of a century, and every " Democrat,"
posessed of half tho intelligence of an educated
monkey, has learned to open his mouth, with
killing efTect, and bring forth that unanswerable
argument, "you'ro an abolitionist!" That accu
sation has been as fatal to politicians as the si
moom is to travelers on the great Sahara, and
they have fled from it, as from the wrath to
come. But, " alas, how tho mighty have fallen !"
Tho word has lost its terrors, will no longer
frighten people out of their wits, and henco poor
' Othello's occupation is gone !"
Somo of tho moro stupid victims of negro
phobia, such as Richardson, Voorliees, Valland
ighom, and others, men who could not realize tho
great change which the rebellion was destined to
produco in public opmion,Tand supposing the
cry of abolition to bo an infallible cngino of de
struction, adapted alike to all ages and circum
stance:1., raised thn howl that this was an abolition
war, expecting that terrible accusation to put
quietus on tho war immediately. But to their
unutterable horror the people were not thunde
struck, and, for tho first time in forty years, tlf
awful word faild to produco tho desired ell'ec.
The peoplo replied, almost jmanimously : " Thk
Government must and shall bo preserved.' f
the rebels have resolved to fight as long as the)'
have tho means of war, we will tako from then
their lives, their slaves anything which eonsii
tutes an element of military strength." Nenify
all tho old leading Democratic journals of t'le
North, and even a largo portion of the Breckn
ridgo Democracy, now avow themselves tijo-
litionists of tho first water, and are urging lhe
President to lay the military arm of the nation
on slavery, and destroy it, as the most cfieetu:.!
mode of suppressing tho rebellion.
Dickinson, the leading Breckinridge Demomt
f the North, says tho Government "Slwu'd,
for thOj purpose of conquering an early pcae, in
'obedience to the first instincts of selfpresjrva
tion and tho holiest dictates of humanity, when
ever it will contribute to these results, imiiieijlate.
ly or remotely, condemn and confiscate to its
uso every species of property of every nainennd
kind, w hether animate or inanimate on twolegs
or on four." And even in the Slave States, nlany
of tho leading men, such as Rousseau, Brownlow,
Dr. Breckinridge, and Andrew Johnson, deJare
tliat slavery must bo abolished if it contimnf to
mako war on the Government. In every free
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-uuc. iiu ill some in mu uoruer oiaiu niin-s,
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and tlio whangilooilles can no longer rule into
oflice by bleating about abolitionists. Evei in
Oregon and California, the homes of Jo .mho
nd Gwin, after the people havo been solennly
fissured by Wait. Latham nnd other lights d the
" Democracy," that this was an abolition Tar," j t,,,n- I"1' always persons m every little
they have voted to carry oa tho war. vlll:,.-' anxious to havo it a city, and they are
If tho littlo rebel papers of this State will '""'"Uy successful in getting the towns incorpo
devoto their columns to calling Pniou mer, abo. I ratd before they have half enough population
litionists, instead of to the diffusion ot tnason, j or Wli'hh ll '""''.tain a city gincrment. The
we will bo very much obliged. The nana is consequence is, the taxes are so very high w ithin
becoming popular, an we i,W.r like it um ' the city limits, people are deterred from coining
many will yet become of that opinion, espo-Uily in " 1,1 :it ,"t. ;,ml gi'"th and prosper
since in all the lato elections, it u come nut i U-v ,ho ,owns " '"''"ly retarded. We
" ahead of the (secession) hounds." Disapp..iied '"T" il wil1 n,,t 1)0 Sl 1,1 tlu" prese'it case. But
office hunters mav howl on about the right ot
traitors. The people of the nation have lvrd
enough of this. They rre fist becoming rlv
to sweep the leaders of the rebellion from lhe
face of the earth, and the rebellion and its ensa
from the American continent.
P.rAD Governor Glbhs' special Message ti the
Legislature on the lir-t page.
Letter from Joliu Dai's Jlivcr.
We nro permitted to make tho following ex
tracts from a letter written by Mr. J. II. Coch
ran, formerly of this place :
C.vsvo.v Citv, John Day's Rivek, Sept. 8, '02.
Mr. Joel Ware, dear sir: After my compli
ments I will say : As for tho mines, I am sat
isfied that they may bo set down as a first class
mining camp. The gold is hero and no mistake.
There is now about '.2,000 persons here, and all
are busily employed, some mining, some team
ing, somo building houses in fact, they are ull
"pitching in" in a manner that makes the
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appear to be doing a paying business, as the
credit business is " played out," only from one
Sunday to another and that is on account of be-
ing too busy to settle oftener.
Tho mines on Canyon Creek, cover an area of
some ten miles along tho creek, which pay well
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where claims are opened, and prospect well
throughout. There are also hill diggings all
along the creek which will pay well when ditoh
en are run to furnish water. The creeks and
gulches for CO miles bid fair to fully reward tho
enterprising miner for his toil. Wright, Nel
son iV Co., are making (00 per week to eight
hands, and their claim is considered an average
f'hlinl On tli! prpelr llin 1 :i rrf nf. flue:' .i'i-.i-I l.o 1
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, liave known was U pounds ono day and 1
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OOlinil IMP novt. ilnv thnsii lift n unma virnpn ttiL'An
out last Friday and Saturday, and they think
this will be about an average yield from their
claim, there was G men worked in tho claim.
Ther's no use for a man to come here thinking
to pick up a fortune in a day or find tho gold
lying round on tho top of tho ground, if ho does
ho is doomed to disappointment, for I tell you
ther's lots of dirt mixed with tho gold out here,
and the way the miner gets it out is to apply a
littlo water and plenty of "elbow grease."
There are several families here now from Cali
forma, who intend to become permanent settlers,
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there is a very nico va ley a onj John Day s
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river, and the soil will produco anything that
Oregon will produce. Tho valley U capable of
a considerable settlement.
Canyon City will be a town of three or four
hundred houses by tho time winter sets in.
There will bo a great many winter here.
Living is pretty high, eolfeo is worth 40 cents ;
beans 37 J; suga5J; flour 20 ; bacon !!5 ; beef
10 to 10; onions 33 ; green apples 33 ; butter
none in market.
If tho people of Lane county ever intend to do
anything for their country now is their time to
strike. I have had tho pleasure of meeting some
of my old friends from Fegeno who assure mo
that tho McKenzio route is no humbug, but a
reality a practicable wagon road, leading
directly to tho great Eldorado of the Blno
Mountains, where they can find a ready market
for many years to come. Messrs. Hull', Mead-
or and Masterson assure me that tho distance
does not exceed 200 miles from Eegene to this
place, while it is full 200 miles from here to the
My advico to those wishing to conic to these 1
mines is to hold on till next spring, os it is too
lato to come now and open claims before winter, j
Respectfully, J. II. Coc.ua.v.
our citizens are
striving to have Eugeno incorporated. Their
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um i.ii.L ihvj wish iu uauiMi , n.i j.,yijr,t two hours longer, the greater por
the common nuisances, hogs and grog shops : tion of tho rebel army would havo been cap
from tli e town. These aro desirable objects, but tured, as they wero nearly surrounded on all
we would suggest that the whisky shops can bo H l,oweVi;.r? tliro"-11 ",,":ir"
, , . J row defile in the mountain w hich our artillery
abolished by cutting off the Southern portion of. W0M havo ,., illllKlssiblo. All their wound
this precinct, which extends away out hit" At
rica, I td were left on the field. Gen. F'ranklin's at
and was attached to this precinct for tho sole
purpoio of sutaiuing these drinkinng holes.
This fan bo done without any expense to tho
town, and, as it would leave a large majority
opposed to granting license, that object would '
bo accomplished. And as
to maintaining a city
rid of a few old sows !
government merely to get
that might perambulate th-streets, that would i
bo a very expensive way of accomplishing n ,
small amount ot good, lhe amount which
would expended for a couple of years to come, !
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in sustaining a city organization, had better be
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applied to keeping a public school, or to making
public improvements, such as will increase the
business facilities of the place, and attract a
wealth and population competent to sustain a
it v trtiveriinieiit. u itlitint tmiiMontT t!,.. emmw ;
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wmen uie prosperity ot tno country demands ;
but when tho tax is certain to be much larger
than tho amount of good to be derived Irom it,
as in the present case, there is room for objee-
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1 any incorporation is deemed necessary, it
! should boas inexpensive as possible.
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I k will suggest to tho.o of our subscribers
""J" '"corporation is deemed neee
w, h;lV0 a r.,,H, to fliril;sh s woo . ut tiK.ss (
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IV 13 iienti'lltl I'J mu IllllllltU 'l lll'ltll, we
shall be compelled to purchase, and consequently
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' j 't win iii u u' iNtv v,i"ii. u i' mut n;i r ii
supply of woo. I before tlu- waters raise.
warning and no excuse.
LATEST EASTERN NEWS.
Washington, Sept. 10. Sunday morning, Me
Clellau's army came fairly up with the enemy
posted on tho east side of Blue liidgo mountains,
stretching on a line north and south from Middle
ton, on Rogerstown road, to Jefferson, on the
Harper's Ferry road. Our right under Burn
side, rested on Middletown, and the left, under
Franklin, on Jefferson. A general engagement
ensued MeClellau necessarially attacking the
enemy in their advantageous position. The bat
tlo was obstinately contested until t o'clock in
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kiiu VYeutilLf, oy men nine uiu eiieuiv nctchi i 1 i it i i .
, i, , J u ., ,r . J . iHuiked bv Hooker and Porter, and severely
irraniinllv i men nn Sou h Mountain, over ts . '
I top, into the vally on tho other side.
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neiu tue; ion ui u uiuii Lain ui 11 i" niu iiplliu.
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iiiu uauio na iimi:iil ii iiieiouii v viui iiii,iiiuj
and artillery. The South Carolina brigade was
entirely out nn. either killed, woiiiuled or nrisou-
jcrs Howe Cobb was wounded and captured,
j Gen. Lee reported wounded. Gen. Garland was
j killed. Monday morning, Gen. MeClellau, with
I llis,ref r,VM BJ tr?h lrM$ l",rsued tl' lf
, with destructive vigor. lhe enemy took the
; ,.ollJ townris tll0 river nt Harper's Ferry and
' Slieourdsvillo. MeClellau following. shelliiiL' their
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rear guard. When they made a stand, our
troops would charge, driving them from point
to point. Our troops, both old and new, be-
h:ivnil with rrpn'ir ir;i 1 1 :i n t r e W hnv-e .'mt iii'.,l
8 000 prisoners. MeClellau continued pushing
them last night and had cut to the rear tor bat-
terius. The rebels are in a precarious position.
Frederick, 10. We reret to announce the
surrender of Harper's Ferry, with all the forces
and stores, to the enemy on Monday. Tho enemy
comrueii' ed tho attack on Friday and skirmish
ing continued throughout the day tho enemy
being driven back with much loss. Tho attack
was renewed Saturday, when the enemy ap
proached with overwhelming force. Orders
given to spike guns ami throw them down the
mountain. Our force from tho heights returned
to the Ferry in safety, with the guns from Camp
Hill, using them on the enemy when they at
tempted to pursuo our retreating force. At i.oon
tho rebels appeared in force en Lowdon Heights.
Fodtrals shelled them from point to point, rebels
promptly reoU'in;:. Cannonadini' continued
j throughout the day, and resumed again Monday,
whet tho white fhig was raised. Tho rebels con
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1 I nun u III ill" llilfir-i ii.iiuia ui iiii nuui iinei ill u.
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i On Rimdav niht. 2, oOO cavalry escaped, cuttinji
their way through tho enemy, and arriving at
Creeiitastlo, Pa., with littlo loss. Tho balance
of the troops, numbering from 0,000 to 8,000
with Gen. White's eomma.id from Martinsburg,
surrendered Monday afternoon. Gen. Franklin
was with t n thieo hours march of Harper's Ferry
where it is said ho had been ordered by MeClel
Ian to relieve tho belengured garrison as soon as
he received the dispatch from there that tho place
was ii danger.
Cincinnati, Sept. 10. It has been ascertained
that the enemy is still in position south of Flo
ivnce, awaiting reinforcements. Humphrey
Marshall's forces have found them. They ad
vanced yesterday and drove our pickets two
miles this side of Florence.
Booneville, Md., Sept. 18. The battle of
South Mountain Gap yesterday, resulted in a
complete Federal victory. Tho battle field was
located in a gorge of tho mountain on the turn
pike between M ddletown and Boonsboro'. At
12 o'clock, Gen. Reno ordered the ascent of
tho mountain on the left, for tho purpose of
Hanking tho enemy. The battle that followed
with musketry for half an hour was terrible, ro
suiting in the encmv iiiviii! wav and leavini? our
tr01,s i possession of that part of the ridge.
Gen. Hooker ascended tho mountain on the
K getting his troops into position to move
", ,ho. 1cnem-v- As tw0 ii0"rs befl,i-oon tho
other ridge, our troops were successful in onv
ig the encmv before them with great slaughter.
The rebels havo suffered more here than at oth
or iviit.a rtf tile- Pii'M if finr trnnrw poulit lmn
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tack on the rebels at Barketsvillo Gap, six
miles from Harper's Ferry, also resulted in
their complete rout after a single charge. Gen.
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llOICOeKS it. I". me t ill'LUi e'l ttitj utiiiet ie, nt. '
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pieces of Howell Cobb. Cobb lost !00 of his
Georgians during the day and night. Fully lit"
Georgians during the day and night. Fully fit'
teen thousand of tho enemy were killed, wound I
eJ.n"a mUsh'.g. Gen. Lee acknowledged to the xv
: . ,.f it,, !,,' it. IkiI Iiii ,i,ii:,.tti
.,. ,....i!)ll. ios, 0nr killed and wounded
will nrobaiv reach 3.000. Gen. Richardson's I
div son came up with the enemy two and a halt
miles from sharpsburg, w here they were drawn
nn in iino of battle on a range of hills. Richard
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son force not being sulheieiitly strong, no at-
f W;1S M,.,,0i
f rodVriek City, Sept. IS. After tho battle
f South M.uittaiu Gap and Bracketsvillo Gap
the rebels fell back rapidly to Boonsboro, and
thence southward to Sharpsburg, and beg in to
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cross the Potomae above and below Niepards
Tim pursuit by our troops is rapid.
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Linn'slwt inari'lii'il from Uagerstown to rem
force the troops lighting at the Gap, and arrived
in time to join the rout. Previous to news
of surrender at Harper's Ferry, such a dispo
sitiou had been made of our troops as would
have resulted in the capture of nearly the entire
rebel force. Tho number of prisoners sent to
the rear yesterday will probably reach 8,000.
Our loss will not exceed 2,000 kidod and
wounded, with a small proportion of missing.
Washington, Sept. 17. The Herald's dis
patch Iron Frederick, 10:h, says an officer just
Irom Harper's Ferry, reports the rebels have
ev.i. u itei that place in a great hurry, not even
wailing to parole the prisoners taken.
II in-isburg, Sept. 17. l he battle yesterday
closed without any definite result. No firing
heard at lla"vrstou after 1 o'clock. Stragg'er
C(,MU, j;, report that Loi;gtreit was kille I, '
j j,j ti, ,t the rebels were surrounded. A battle .
'commenced near Gottysviilo this morning;
J,,,.,,,, roinforced Lao with -10.O00 troops, and i
, reinforced with 30,000. Up to late-t ,
.,!.;....., ..;..,..v i:t.inin.it. imr standard. The
"'I'rcssion prevails in i,agtrMo , ui.u n.c
in . re b.d armv has been b.itlly used up. ton-
Ifllee prevaiis Here lll.U we u.ne won a grcai
id decisive victory. Among our troops are
ia'iv batteries an.l "tho. isan Is f mail arms
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prisonors etc. The rebel General D. II. Hill is
killed. Ten thousand Pennsylvania militia will
meet tho foo at llugerstown. An engagement
took place yesterday at Sharpsburg, in which tho
enemy guttered considerable slaughter. live
! iulldred of their dead havo been buried l
forces, and tho work still going on. Burnsido
has retaken Harper's Ferry, and is advancing on
a special mission with his corps.
Philadelphia, Sept. 18. A special from Ha
gerstown, says of the fight Tuesday : Tho battle
raged with great spirit, and firing on both sides
continued till sundown, when the rebels wero
1 l"""" u xe in ing ueeauiu uusuiiury, uuu It
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! was evident was giving out. In tho morning tho
owed with vigor by tho rebels
they acted as if they had been reinforced nnd
furnished with ammunition. The battle lasted
till 4 r. m. when tho rebels retreated, and left
Longstreet and a remnant of his division in our
hands, prisoners. The entire rebel army will
bo captured or killed ; there was no chance left
for them to cross the Potomac, as tho river was
rising, and our troops were pushing thorn con.
tinually. Miles' surrender of Harper's Ferry
is regarded hero as shameful. Six batteries of
Ljjiigtt'out,o division word capturod yoetovdny.
It is said that 13,000 prisoners have been taken
sinco Sunday. JaeLson's army is with Lee, and
they with other dist uguished officers will be for
ced to surrender within a day or two" atfarthest.
Our Generals are cclain of mi ultimate and de
New York, Sept. 18. Tho Herald's Wash
ingion dispatch of ths 17th, says that at 3 o'clock
this afternoon intelligence was received that since
5 o'clock this morn'ni' tho fierest mid most san
guinary battle of the war is progressing, all the
corps de armee whim MeClellau took with him
to Frederick were nassod at a point indicated,
and an engagement seoms to havo ensued be
tween the whole two armies. There is reason
to suppose that tho osses are so great as to
cause a requisition jbr medical stores, thn num
ber of injured be'ng larger than ever before.
Information is rceei'ed that MeClellau destroyed
the aqueduct at the nouth of the Antiaem creek,
and the bridge acoss that creek leading to
Sharpsburg, thus Hitting oil" the retreat of the
rebels in the directun of Shepardsville.
The news this veek is far more cheering
than it has been or tho past two weeks. The
rebel invasion of Miryland seems to have proved
an expensive mow to the cause of rebellion.
There was cvideidy much sagacity shown by
our leaders in lettiig the rebels enter Maryland
without orpositioi, thereby giving them the "
impression that w did not feel able to compete
with them. But 1 ! in the midst of their glory
they find themselves confronted by the combined
forces of our army, together with thousands of
raw militia hastily leaving their plows and work
shops to defend tlmr cuntry and join n achieving
the most glorious tud also tho most sanguinary
victory ever won cn tho American Continent.
Besides tho news published today there was a dis
patch received by lhe Express Agent with dates
to the 20th, tho substance of which was, that the
rebels have been driven across the Potomac, and
that MiCltlhin crossed over and brought them
to bay and succeded in surrounding them, and
having brought his artillery to bear on their
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position ordered them to surrender, and being
refused ho began shelling them with terrible ef
feet. There was said to bo ho possibility of the
rebnlfl mnhimr llieir psnnnn ii liippi. ruin 'linnd
no alternative but to eventually surrender. This
'looks something like finding "tho last ditch."
Salem, Monday, Sept. 22, 1S02.
SENATE. Seuato met at nine o'clock, Pres.
ident Bowlby in the Chair. Roll called, and
there being no quorum present, adjourned till 2
o'clock p. m.
Akteusoon Session. Senate met as usual.
Roll called and quorum being present, tho Jour
nal of Friday, lDth inst., was read and approved.
An invitation was received from a committeo of
ladies of Salum, inviting tho members of tho
Senate, ollieers and reporters, to a social enter.
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tainment to be given in the Odd Fellows flail.
on Tuesday evening next. Mr. Ilovey intro
dueed a resolution accepting the ii.vitation, which
us passed unanimously.
Mr. ..Mitchell introduced ft. II. ,o. 11 An
Ut providing for the preservation of legal notices
l)y each county in the State. Read first time.
,llM' v" "" """ 1 ' "r,c "I 'I '"""J m
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mittee on enrolled bills. Mr. Mitchell moved
that 100 copies of Senate bill No. f), relative V
general incorporations, b" printed for use of Sen
ate ; carried. Adjourned.
September 22, 1802.
IIOl'SE. House met according to adjourn
Roll called. None absent.
Proceedings of Friday read and adopted,
.Mr. liaiiar.ioiierej a pennon irom citizens ot
Clackamus and Washington in regard to ,
change in county lines. Referred to member of
Mr. Ilumason of Wasco, offered a petition
from citizens of Wasco county, asking an ap
propriation for the relief of Wasco county on
account of expenses incurred 111
trial of crim
j Mr. Ilumason offered a petition from the
people of Wasco for moie relief. 1
i Both petitions referred to Committee of '
j Ways and Means. j
Committ.v on engrossed bills reported. I
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I louse bill .No, .'!), an act to prevent accidents.
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on the highway referred to cominitlee of the
whole " ,
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II. 1. .No. il, an act regulating the salaries o
ferrcd to committee t f tl
ubstitute for II B. No. 10!
to defray expenses for newspapers, et.
'members of the Legislature. 1 asscd to
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II. I. No. 2-, t do
elare thf Calarooia r.avi-
game. assen 10 seconu reaoing. ;
II. B. No. 4. a bid f"r the relit f of schu -I
,distriet Nf. 10, in Josephine county. Referred .
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to tho committee on enrolled bills with Instruc
tiors to report a bill for a general law if practi
II. B. No. 27, to provide for fixing tho com
mencemeut and close of the terms of State
and county ollieers. Referred to committee of
ways and means.
II. B. No. 23, a bill to tax Chineso and to tax
negroes and Kanackas. Ueferred to a committee
composed of members from tho mining districts.
He-considered and referred to committeo of the
II. B. No. 29, a bill to regulate marriages.
Referred to committee of tho whole.
. S- No- 7' nn act prescribing certain condi
llulls W,"L'" money can oc tlrawn irom tno
i &t!lt reasury requiring oath and evidence of
yally of all persons claiming money from tho
State. Tho rules wero suspended and the bill
passed to tho third reading.
S. B. No. 7 was discussed and passed 17 to
Mr. Fay of Josephine, offered a protest, which,
was entered upon the journals.
The Speaker gave notice that ho had signed"
II. B. No. 3, being the bill to organize Baker
II. B. No. 25, the insane bill was reported
back. The report was adopted and tho bill
passed to tho third reading.
II. B No. 19, a bill tor a redemption fund'
for Josephine county, was reported, recommend'
ing that tho bill bo indefinitely postponed. The
bill was postponed.
Adjoirned to 7 o'clock this evening.
SENATE. Senate met at usual hour. Mr.
Presidint in tho chair. Absent, Messrs. Kelly,
Taylor and Wagner. Journal read and ap
proved. Mr. Holton introduced a petition from certain
citizens of Josephine county in relath n to State
nnd cumty tax, which w as referred to committee
Mr. Ballard, from committee on elections, rr.
ported back bill to incorporate Oregon City ,
with .jneUMinent. Report accepted and amend
Mr. Greenwood, from committee on milit ry
atl'iirs, made a report upon part of Whiteaker's
me-sge relalive to A. P. Dennison. Report
adopted, and on motion of Mr. McBride tho
whole matter was laid upon tho table.
S. B. No. 10, relative to a proposition of Con
grest grunting lands for Agricultural Colleges, -takei
up, under suspension of rules, read second
and hird times, passed and title agreed to.
M'ssagi; from the House, announcing tho pas
sago of several bills, asking the concurrence of
the Senate thereto. Bills read and laid on table
to co ne up in their regular order.
J!r. Drew oflered resolution relative to in
rutting the committee on ways and means to1
inquire into the expediency- of drawing money'
fron the State treasury for benefit of the Sanita--ry
Mr. Mitchell offered resolution that a standing,
committee on Agriculture of three be appointed
from members who are farmers Mrs. Grim.
vll.l, llil.l V.I I I I
Mr. Mitchell introduced S. B. No. 12, to fix
the legal distances from tho various county neats
to the place w hero the penitentiary is located, and
reguiuimg sue. ui, lees lor tne taking ot cnv.cU
tnereto. Read h.st time,
j Mp ovl.y illfroduce(1 rPS()lllion ri.1;ltivo t(
! granting uso of Senate chamber to tho ladies,
which was adopted. Adjourned till to morrow,
j 1) A. M.
HOUSE. House met according to adjourn
ment. Mr. Wilkins presented a petition for a corpo
ration to build a road over tho Cascade moun
Mr. I lufur introduced a bill to aid the Stato
Agricultural Society. Passed to second reading.
Mr. Smith introduced a bill for tho relief of
Alfred Allen. Passed to second reading.
Mr. Ilumason introduce I bill to incorporate
A Committee on mining and agriculture was
Mr. Ballard introduced a bjll to changc"tho
time of the meeting of the legislature to" tho
first Monday in December. Ptssed to second
The insane bill passed. Adjourned.
The following order from from the Comman
der of tho Pacific Department has been issued i
Headouakteks Department or tub Pji
cific, San F'iiascisco, (Cul.), Sept.
General Orders No. 31.1
In pursuance of an Act of the Congress ofthe
Pnited States, entitled " An act to suppress in
surrection, to punish treason and rebellion, to
seize and confiscate the property of rebels, and
for other purposes," approved July 17, 1S02,
the attention of all persons in this Military De
partmentembracing the States of California
and Oregon, and the Territories of Washington,
Ft-ih. evnrl.-l nnA tlinf n.trtinn ff Vou, fn:M
known as Arizona Is called to the following
provisions of said Act :
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. ' ' 7" A'id be ,t further enacted, that to
be lion, it -hali be the dutv of the Pr..i,I..i,f. f
the UuiteJ Statts to cause the seizure of all the
estate and nrooertv. monet . sto. L r..,i;r
effects of the persons h, rein,.rt, r na-iied in thi
section, and to apply and use the same and tli
proceeds there' .f tor the support of tho army of
the United States ; that is to say, t,f any person.
wh", ow nit g property in any loyal State or Terl
ritory of the United States, or in the District of
Columbia, shall hereafter asist and give aid and
oouit "i t to sueh rebellion, and all ales, transfers
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or convoanees of any such property sha 1 bo
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null and void, and it shall be suthcie t b ir t
any suit brought by such person for the posses
i.i or the use of such nrom-rtv .,r anv it !
nlle;;. an.l prove that he is one of the persons dc-
:i. .! .
By order of Brigadier General Wright.
R. C. Drum, Asst. Adj. Gen'I.
A Western editi r has such an antipathy to
the new doctrine of spiritualism that he will
't w '-i i.ac 1111 ia'er priuteo on Sheet
of "medium" sizj and objects to having it envel.
oped in wrappers