The state Republican. (Eugene City, Or.) 1862-1863, April 11, 1863, Image 2

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THE STATE REPIBLICAS.
"To Slra jle of to-iay ii not altogether for
to-iay, it is for the vast future alio."
EUGENE CITY. APEIL 11. 1863.
ItO ADS AND HIGHWAYS,
Dun Kg the rainy season we have bad roads in
Oregon. This remark applies to no particular
locality, but to the entire State from Jacksonville
to Portland. This is in a great measure owing
to the nature of the soil, and to the amount of
rain which falls during the winter season ; but
more to the fact that the roads are not properly
worked. In many places the roads are now in
the same condition that they were years ngo,
when the travel first started over them. They
pass over the fl.it surface, with no embankments,
even in the lowest places, and no ditches at the
sides to carry off the water. This is not because
the people have entirely neglected to work the
roads, but they have filled to work them 5n a
propper manner, and have expended a groat deal
of work to no good purpose, (t has been the
custom when a place got very bad to throw in a
little brush and dirt and patch it up. As soon as
that would get cut up the travel would turn a
little to the right or to the left and soon cut out
another hole, and that would bo patched up in a
similar way. Thus the roads go, shifting from
side to side, and the road makers following up
the travel, instead of making the travel follow
them. In this way tho work of whole districts
lias been squandered for years, and no roads
made yet. The same work applied every year
in tho samo places, in some permanent manner,
gravelling, planking or bridging, would have
made good roads long ago.
All know the advantage of having good roads;
they benefit every citizen in the country, and all
nearly aliko. To bo without good roads, as we
are in most parts of the State, nnd to be com
pelled to tug through the deep, soft mud of the
rich soil, worked up all over tho surface of what
we call the "road," from one to two feet deep,
for about six months in the year, is unpleasant
to those who ore not used to that mode of trav.
cling. It would bo quite as appropriate to live
under a fir treo and call it a house, as to travel
thoso mud holes and call them roads. With few
exceptions Oregon lias no roads, though the
country is old enough to have at least a few
roads completed.
It is time that the people, nnd more particular
ly tho County Commissioners nnd Supervisors in
the various counties, should consider the import
ance of making good roads and of making thi.r.
permanent. Greater care should bo observed in
laying out new roads than has usually been ob
served in such cases. Roads are too frequently
located along the sides of farms nnd over bad
ground, merely to save a little good land and to
suit the convenience of some individual, instead
of running over the best ground and straight
through, as they always should. And when a
road has been judiciously laid out, interested
parties are too frequently allowed to chango it.
Ono man gets up a petition signed by a few
neighbors and turns tho road to correspond with
his fences ; another does likewise, and so on, till
tho road is a continual succession of offset nnd
angles, made to suit tho crooks between their
fences, instead of making the fences to corre
spond with tho straight road. County Commis
sioners should not allow roads, in which all tho
citizens of the county aro equally interested, to
bo hacked up in tins manner, by tho tew individ
uals through whoso lands they happen to pass.
In all cases roads should bo located over the
straightest routes, with strict reference to the best
ground, and not to the convenience of a few men.
Then they sdiould be kept there, and should be
Worked every year on tho samo track, until they
beeoiiio good and permanent road. In this way
tho filling, ditching and bridging of one year are
not thrown away the next, as they aro w here
tho road is continually changing, but
may bo added to every year until tho road is
made good. Supervisors should bo careful to
commenco their work well, and in a manner that
will admit of future additions ; then their succes
sors can keep it in repair and add moro to it as
they have tho means. Hut if Supervisors only
aim to make temporory repairs, that must bo
torn out, and cannot receive additions hereafter,
then we will never have any roads. There
should be some uniform system adopted to regu
late this business. In somo districts they com
menced graveling some years ago, and by con.
tinning the same course every year, they have
succeeded in completing tho work in a permanent
manner. In other districts, where there has been
as much work done, but in various modes, and
without following up any uniform system, they
have no roads yet, and never will hive any, un
less they adopt somo system and work up to
it every year.
COXYEKilATIO.il NO. 1.
In the following dialogue we have commenced
lo show up tho Unionism of certain men who
are Union as long as it is popular. We propose
to continue the subject occasionally, as the times
may demand.
Uoiox. " Say, John, aro you really a Union
man at heart 1"
Umo.i Democrat. " Why, yes, Jo. Don't
you hear me every day crying 'down with trea
Hon, prosecute tho war moro vigorously V Don't
oe that by my every word and action I am
lending my aid lo the Government f
U. " Yes, I hear all thi, and I hear even
Nr than this." j
U. D. " 1 have been a leading man in the
Union party ever since it was organized ; in (act
I helped to conceive it, and have ever given it
my entire support. Why do you ask me if I
am a Union man at heart 1"
U. " Well, John, I'll tell you frankly why 1
ask the question : Id the first ph.ee, nnd before
the Union party' was conceived,' I, in com
pany with several others, heard you say, after
having read the rebel constitution' By G d
it's the grandest documei.t my eyes ever beheld.
It is as far in advance of the Old one, (meaning
the Constitution of the United States,-ED.) as it
is in advance of an absolute monarchy.'
U. D. That was before there was much
feeling maifested on this Coast, and I did not
know but we might want to join the Confederacy,
or establish a Pacific Republic."
U. " I also remember very distinctly that af
ter the Union State Convention, nt which Jo
Drew was not nominated for Governor, that
you in company with Dush and a few others, re
tired to SALEM to hold a " Union Democrat
ic" Convention, and run your own pets; but
being foiled in that attempt, you all whipped
nicely into tho traces nnd worked seemingly
very wull for a season. Hut I now often hear you
denouncing such men as Greeley, Sumner, Wade,
Hen liutler and nil the host of veteran patriots
who are willing to sacrifice everything, even to
slavery itself for our glorious Government, as
'Fanatics,' 'Abolitionists,' ' Dis-Unionsts' and
' Foreign Interventionists.' Why do you do so
John if you nre really a Union man"
U. D. " Well, I, I, You know that I don't
like tho policy of tho Administration."
U. " What part of the ' policy' do you ob.
jectto? Do you approve the nation of the
Secretary of State ?"
U. D. Y'cs, I think Mr. Seward does well.
U. " Do you object to tho Currency, tho Ex
cise Tax, the Conscription Act, or what do you
so seriously object to ?"
U. D. " No, these are all necessary, I don't
much like the Conscription yet could get on
pretty well if that was the worst."
U. " Pray tell me what is the worst."
U. D. " Well sir, I don't like it is, I, I
cbject to tho Emancipation Proclamation."
U. " Ah ! that's it is it? Y'ou want tho war
prosecuted, you want everything done up right,
yet you want the traitors to bo let keep the bone
and sinew of war. You want to give them a
good sound cudgel while you give us a small
reed only, yet if wo don't whip them-whip them
quick and whip them badly, you think tho 'Ad
ministration is not using sufiicient energy,' and
after they have disabled our light weapon if we
seize nnd wrench from their right hand the des
tructive missile which they have used to such
an advantage ngain't ns, then you ' don't like
the policy of the Administration.' "
U. D. Jo, the truth is, I want the war pros
ecuted, but 1 want it done on Democratic prin
ciples, I'm sick of this Union organization (Jo
this is confidential) and wo hope by railing out
against the Agitators thoso who aro absolutely
the stand by i.i the Nation, to crea'o a Demo
cratic party that will be able to concentrate
the so-called secession voto (by the way, don't
consider them secessionists,) thereby giving us
this State next election. Now Jo, for God's
sake don't say a word, for if wo fail in this I
want to bo re-elected by tho Union party, two
or three or four thousand a year is too good to
be lost. What say you to this, Jo?"
" Well, John, I think I'll have to blow you
a little about election times. I'm more for the
principle of right than office or salary. So lay
your plans well, for I shall attempt to show you
up nt the right time."
U. D. "Jo, I'll give you"
' U. " No yon wont !"
U. D. " I can secure you a nomination for-"
U. "I tell you John, I will not receive a
nomination. 1 am working for tho good of the
people do not want position, nnd do not intend
you shall have it. I consider you corrupt and
willing to barter the people's interest for a sal
ary. Good afternoon." exit U.
U. D- Soliloquising: What can I do to
get that fellow out of my way 1 It's evident
that if I don't work some plan to counteract him
I'm gone in. Let mo see, let me see I I'll at
tack his private character, and get the whole
community down on him so that he will have
either to keep cool or leave altogether, that's
what I'll do. I'm all right. exit U. D.,
whistling Dixie.
Tub undersigned Trustees of tho Corporation
of Eugene. City, appointed by Act of the Legis
lature of Oregon at its last Session, desirous that
tho citizens of Eugene shall decide for themselves
in regard to said act of incorporation ; and taking
into consideration, tho absenco of one of their
number and the opposition of another to the
regular organization of the city council ; and
anxious that the Act of the Legislature may not
prove vain and useless by any negligence of the
undersigned, have concluded that it would be
right nnd appropriate to call a Town Meeting at
the Court House in .hugene City, of all citizens
living within the Corporation limits to accept or
reject said charter by vote. And if by a major
ity tho charter shall bo accepted, they suggest
the propriety of the nomination by the citizens,
of candidates to fill the following charter ofiiees,
viz. ; "President of the Council," '"Five Trustees"
and "Recorder."
Tho Town Meeting to be held on Monday the
I4ih day of April at 2 P. M. at the Court House,
and the election to to bo held on Monday the
l-t Anril lKl.!. nt tha anrnrt rtTnea nlul hnur.
AoHKIS lIl'MrilRET,
S. Ellsworth,
Geo. II. Brtnix.
Eugene City, April 10th, 1S'.1.
LOCAL AND MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS.
Last Monday the Electors cf this
School District, (N'o. 4) held their annual meet
ing and elected llueo Directors, to serve res.
pectively one, two and threo years. E. Waud,
Win. Smith nnd Henry Parsons were the men
chosen, all men of families and interested in
having a good school. We hope they will secure
the services of Miss Lizzie Boise, for in so doing
they will net in accordance with the wishes
ofatleast nine-tenths of the citizens. The meeting
was well attended and passed off pleasantly, yet
there was one feature about it we regret to see
in a school district. The election was strictly
a political affair. However much we regret such
things, when it is made the order of the day,
we are always on hand and ready to stand up for
our side, nnd our side by a little good " clean
eleventh hour bumming," .won the day, nnd we
have an entire Union board. The best feature
in it is, we beat tliem nt their own game.
We ore informed by tho School Super-
inteiident that the clerk of one district in this
county has entirely failed to make a report of
his district as required by law, nnd consequently
the money that sjiould have been appropriated
to that district waineluded in the general fund
which was disbursed among the districts that
were reported. Tho peoplo of that district feel
very much wronged, and are, we understand,
going to prosccut3 the clerk, on his bond, for
negligence in office in not reporting the district.
We should like to see tho matter tested.
Mr. L. W. Coe, U. S. Collector of In-
ternal Revenue for Oregon, has appointed Mr.
II. B. Parker, Deputy Collector in the following
districts : 1st, Clatsop, Columbia nnd Tillamook
coun'ies; 6th, Linn and Lane counties; Till,
Douglas and Unipqua ; 8th, Coos and Curry ;
S)th, Jackson and Josephine counties. Mr. Par
ker was in town this week, co'Iccting revenue,
and has gone to the southern counties on the
samo business.
On the Cth inst. the annual election
for city officers came offin Portland. The Times
gives the names of the successful candidates us
follows : "For Mayor, David Logan ; Recorder,
J. F. McCoy ; Treasurer, F. C. Pomeroy ; City
Marshal, W. B. Clark." Pomeroy was on the
"People's Union Ticket," all the others were on
the "People's Ticket."
The Commissioner of Interna Revenue
has decided that contracts made payable in gold
coin may be legalized by affixing stamps equal
in value to one half of one per cent of the amount
of money to be paid. This decision will remove
many embarrassments which have grown out of
the difference in the value of Legal Tender and
gold.
More Plots. By way of a "slant" wo nre
placed in possession of certain facts relative to
the " secret" doings of tho torio s of this county.
The plot liny , are now talking about (well the
poor igiiorfliiifises must have something to exer
ciso their whisky -toboeeo soakod mud puddles
which they term brains, on,) is to come to
Eugene 6omp night, burn the houses of all the
Union men in town ai:d hang every "d d aboli
tionist" whether man or woman. They pro
poso to comitenco on Mr. Henderson, ho being
the most obnoxious. Y'e poor deluded dupes,
yo'i had belter be digging your Camillas for
next winter, for somo how or other us "abolish"
haven way1, of finding out your "deep laid"
schemes, nnj when you commenco this thing
somo of yol will get tho wax warmed in your
ears, " you bet." Remember that burning, and
hanging, too, is a game that others can play at as
well ns yourselves.
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Rosebuko. April, Gih, 1803.
Ed's RicrjnLiCAN: I notice by the Patigonian
correspondence last week from "Stonewall" (alias
Judge W's r ng tailed monkey) that matters in
relation to the Southern Confederacy haveussum
ed a very llifeatening aspect. England is said
to be on the point of interfering in our great na
tional family quarrel, and the news is evidently
re lie-able, fir it is supposed to come direct from
London. And every oi.e in this vicinity who
reads tho Af'ican organ knows that the dispatches
from that quarter will tell, ie. ; tell lies and
neighborlioitl gossip. Indeed, this little town is
getting to bt quite conspicuous, a person hardly
dares to walk around the corner on the most
ordinary errand without being in danger of a
blast through tho Corvallis Union. And with
such a strong combination of intellect on the re
portorial alert tho Union folks here are necessar
ily very circumspect. With such a reporter as
"Stonewall' I mean tho ring-tailed monkey
Stonewall to favor her fortunes it is hoped that
Roseburg will come to distinction. Our schools
can get a gratuitous puff, our ladies can have the
pleasure of seeing their names in print, without
being married, nnd our military aspirants can
have cheap training nt the expense of this mod
ern light. It is unfortunate, however, that his
extensive reading has not taught him that there
is a alight difference between the Oregon Cavalry
Regiment and the recent organization of the
State militia. This splendid scholar seems to be
specially interested in having words spelled cor
rectly ; his strictures on this useful branch, how
ever, w iil not be presumed to apply to his own
writing, Pat's readers wiil certainly exercise more
charity than to make tho critic saw himself. For
parallel specimens of his syntax the "false syntax"
of somo old style grammar book may serve as
a faint illustration. Thoso who wish to have
tho benefit of this learned monkey's erudition
should procure a copy of Pat's halt sheet issue,
two weeks past. It will "whistle itself." Yours
for tho Stars and Stripes. Hooker.
Womax is an interesting book, but not alwys
an open one ; she's a volume that is sometimes
tightly clasped.
Oia Roseburg correspondent shows up their
ring tailed quack pretty well.
LATEST EASTERN NEWS.
Washington, March 21). Richmond papers of
late dates contain a full description of the rebel
steamer Georgians, recently lost. Bhe was an
iron vessel, left England wilh an assorted cargo
valued at 81,000,0000, among which was a bat
tery of twelve guns of superior manufacture.
The last information from the frontier, states
that the prevalent belief was that a considerable
rebel force of infantry under Jackson, is now in
the vicinity of Port Royal, designing another
raid into that district.
New Y'ork, SO. The following was received
by the Asia: The Union emancipation party,
having sent a protest to the Early Russell against
fitting out vessels in England for the Con federates.
Earl Russell replied by pointing to the net of
Parliament requiring evidence on oath to enable
proceedings to be taken against parties subject
of contravening the law.
Fortress Monroe, GO. The Richmond papers
say Judge Meredith of Circuit Court has decided
that every citizen of Maryland, and every for
eigner ever enlisted in the rebel army, no mat
ter for how short a time, is liable to conscription,
between 18 and 45 years of age. An officer who
deserted the rebel army, arrived nt Norfolk yes
terday. He reports that the rebels are evacua
ting Richmond as fast as possible. At Fortress
Monroe on the 29th, the enemy attacked Will,
iamsburg with infantry and cavalry, but were
repulsed, and by noon they were in full retreat,
and our pickets were reestnblised. The enemy
attacked Weldon a few days since, but were'V.
pulsed after a fight of an hour and a half.
Headquarters Army of Potomac, 30th. The
following aro from tho Richmond dispatches of
the 27th : Mobile, March 23th. Official intelli
gence has been received of the evacuation of Pen
saco'a by the enmy, now at Fort Hawaii.
The garrison of tho town aud all other troops
that could be spared, having been sent to Gen.
Hants.
Yk ksburg, 29. Saturday morning Col. Fer
guson, Commanding the batteries at tho Junction
of Deer Creek and the Sunflower river, S3 miles
ahote the Junction of Sunflower repulsed tho en
eiuy, and destroyed three gunboats, and drove
the ballance back. Col. Ferguson has sufficient
fore to hold the enemy in check, he recommends
reinforcemei ts to bo sent iu the rear of the ene
my to cut off his retreat.
Kansas City, 28. Capt. Bowdcn of the Sam
Getty, from Independence Mo., reports while pass
ing Tibley's Lauding, he was assailed by guerril
las who succeeded in boarding tho boat, and tnk
ing a number of soldiers. After this they rob
bed the passengers, nnd threw overboard a lot
of provisions nnd Government wagons.
A Confederate raid was made on Austin, Ark.,
alovo Helena a few days ngo, they cut the levees
nrd flooded the country.
Washington, 30. Admiral Dupont, in a re
pert to the War Department, attaches much im
portance to the destruction of the Georgiana,
which he says was brought over by a British offi
cer, and intended for tin; Confederate navy. On
tlie night of the IS: li of March she attempted to
run into Charleston, but was chased into the
c'lanncl. The alarm was given and the Wabash
opened her heaviest guns upon her, the comman
der said he had surrendered. The Wabash ceased
firing, but the Captain of the Georgiana took ad
vantage of it and ran his vessel aground. All
on board, nnd Capt. Davis of the Wabash, be
ing o tlto t?pinit that uliu ooutd nut be saved,
set her on fire.
Louisyilll SO. P.-isser-ors from Winchester
report Humphry Marshal, with a heavy infantry
force, near Mount Sterling. Tiu;' rebels were
driving stock from all directions toward that
place and coming toward Lexington. All is qui
et aluug the Louisville and Nashville railroad.
New Y'ork, 31. The steamer McClollan, from
New Orlems, has arrived with dates to 22 1. A
bottle containing a dispatch from Farragut's fleet
had been picked up. It said that they were nil
well. We had three men killed and two wound
ed. Several schooners had arrived at New Or.
leans from across the lake, with a largo quantity
of cotton and w heat. A number of passengers
were compelled to come in order to get some
thing to eat. They relate that great destitution
and suffering exists among the rebels. The Pic.
ayune of the 20th, reports that the Monongahela,
hose machinery was injured during the fight,
has repaired her woodwork and is again in fight
ing trim.
New Y'oik, 31. The Trihune has a dispatch
from Washington, stating that some of Gen. Dix's
officers report that they had satisfied themselves
from various circumstances that the rebels are
preparing to evacuate Richmond, and have re
moved a quantity of supplies. The officers be
lieved that the show of Hooker nnd the demon
stratum on Washinton, are intended to mask the
real object, and that they intend to concentrate
in front of Rosecrans, in hope of being able to
drive him back and occupy and hold Kentncky.
These opinions nre not shared by tho principal
officers of the Army of the Potomac.
An expedition from Hooker's army under Far
child's, returned to Hello Plain yesterday, they
captured several prisoners and a quantity of
pork, bacon and oats and a number of horses and
mules. Farchild's also surprised a schooner en
gaged in bringing contrabrnd goods into Virgin
ia.
A Hilton Head letter says that Beauregard,
had the impudence to demand the surrender of
the steamer Mercedita nnd Keystone State, which
he said were captured Jan. 31st.
The latest news from Jacksonville, Floridia,
says the Clh Connecticut nnd 8th Maine regiments
have been ordered to reinforce the negro troops.
A rebel force had been driven from their oringin
al position six miles by tho negroes. Three reg
iments of Georgians were known to be marching
on the town.
A Hilton Head letter says the Wabash, Pow
Rattan and Pawnee draw too much water to cross
the Charleston bar, and will therefore rema;n at
Port Royal to receive the rebel ram from Savon
ah.
Another letter dated 27th says heavy firing
was heard all the previous day in tho vicinity ot
Charleston. It was thought probable that the
fleet, which left Wednesday 23th, was attacking
the batteries at Stono Inlet.
The Savanah Republican, of the 23ih, reports
an engagement between the rebel batteries nnd
Federal gnnboat, on Monday but no particulars
given.
Cincinnati, 81 The rebels are rapidly retreat
ing from Kentucky. Pegram, at last accounts,
was hotly pursued, and it is reported to day, will
have to abandon all the cattle about two hun
ded head
Mnrfreesboro dispatches sny that scouts report
that the reliels must soon attack or fall back, in
consequence of the scarcity of provisions. A
gentleman from Chattanooga states that the rebels
have been building Immense fortifications there,
and already have fifty or sixty large guns in po
sition at Stevenson, Shelbyville, Dechard and
Tullahoma.
Sacramento, Abril 1. In assembly, bill to
prevent fitting out of practical and other trea
sonable enterprises, was amended by inserting a
proviso for tho death penalty, nnd passed.
San Francisco, 1. General Wright has re
ceived orders to permit no vessel to come with
in 500 yards of Alcatraz after dark or they will
be fired upon. Legal Tenders 62 to 64 ; they
will be lower to-morrow.
Chicago, 1. Full dispacthes have been receiv
ed of Sherman' expedition. Admiral Porter
had succeeded in getting through both bayous
with tho gunboats, when he encountered a small
force of rabels, who nnnoyed with sharp shooters
nnd by placing obstructions in the channel. Fur
ther progress was impossible without the coop
eration of infantry. The rebels nlso cut trees
into the stream in the rear. Infantry reinforce
ments arrived on 23d, and released the boats
from their perilous position. On the 25th the
rebel" left Black lisxyou. Federal Jo in killed
and wounded, 12 prvate.
Rebel reports say that Banks was repulsed,
with considerable loss ; nothing definite, howev
er, is known.
Washington, 1. A rebel who came over to
our lines tells the old story of destitution. Ha
thinks, however, the army can remain where it
is, on half rations, untill more supplies are for
warded.
Cincinnati, 31st. Most of the rebels lately at
Danville are now encamped between Somerset
and Cumberland river. They are said to be im
pressing every white man into the service. Reb
el Generals have declared martial law in every
county to the Kentucky river. In a mutiny in
a Georgia regiment near Monticello, six of tho
ringleaders were shot.
St. Louis, 31. Gen. Herron is to be assign
ed to the army of the frontier.
Fortress Monroe, 31. An attack on Williams
burg, Saturday morning, in which the rebels had
3,000 cavalry and infantry ; our force was much
less. Rebel loss 15, all told.
Late Richmond papers contain detailed ae
counts of the recent great fire, which destroyed
property to the value of four million dollars.
The Administration confidently expects, before
the close f .f the week, to hear of important suc
cesses by the fleet at Charleston.
Fortress Monroe, 31. Refugees from rebel
dom nre daily coming into our line from York
town. They state that the rebels have already
commenced to remove large guns and also ma
chinery from machine shops iu Richmond to
Chattanooga.
Washington, April 1. The Governo cnt has1
authorized Gen. Ullman to raise n black brigade,
and Governor Annrews to raise two black regi-
ments. Beyond this, no authority has been jfiveii
any one to enlist negro troops.
Memphis, 31. Gen. Sullivan in command nt
Jackson, scut an expedition, a few days since,
nun. Street's brigade. They were overtaken
and a fight ensued, in which Strt was wounded,
and 2l of Lis men captured.
New York, 31. 'iiie steamer Southampton)
reports Feb. 23 1 she was spoken by tho Alii'
bama. She had burned ihe Alace Cave, 21sf,
bound from Bordeaux to New York ; same day
she burned a large vessel, from California to
Qoeenston. Tho La Piata, which arrived at
Southampton, reports the Alabama cruising off
tho West Indies, daily. The screw steamer,
Southerner, intended for Confederato navy, will
be launched nexj week.
Louisville, March 31.-The reported capture of
two thousand head of cattle is confirmed. One
hundred nnd fifty prisoners were taken. The
Federals are still closely pursuing the rebels.
New Y'ork, April 1. A British bark from St.
Thomas reports that two euglish steamers sailed
with cargoes for Secessia. The British frigate,
Phantom, sailed with them as convoy.
The steamer City of Washington, with dates
from Liverpool to the 18th nnd from Queenstown
to the 19ih, has arrived. The Polish question
was assuming great importance. French diplo
matic correspondence had been published showing
the gravity of the question. The French Senate
were debating petitions in favor of Poland. All
influential men in London denounce the course of
Russia, nnd call for a cessation of diplomatic
correspondence until a reform is brought about.
The Loudon morning Post contains a threatening
and warlike article.
Is it Right 1 For a man lo leave this State,
with a Brigadier's commission in his pocket, in
the service of Jeff Davis' Confederacy, with the
avowed purpose of fighting against tha United
States Government, making his property over to
another and leaving his family to the protection
and care of the very Government he is now
rushing in hot haste to assail, and to imbue his
hands in the blood of those who seek to sustain
the power which gives protection to those he
holds dearest on earth ? We emphatically ans
wer no ! Thus has Judge Terry acted ; and if it
is Democracy to sustain him in such a position,
we'll have none of it. S. F. Spirit.
The weather continues very fine, and the grass
and vegetation generally, give evidence that
spring has come.
Ma. A. S. McCli-rb returned from Port
land on Thursday's stage. Mo will have a fine
stock of goods in a few days, then you can get
anything you want cheap.
Thk Portland paper say that large numbers
of pack animals are constantly arriving there,
from the upper Willamette, bound for the mines.
Passengers are now taken on the steamers
from Ccli'o to Wallula for f 1, and through to
Lcwis'ou for $7 50.