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W. G, T'VAULT, EDITOR.
Siifiinluy, February 0, B8B8.
Snn 1'rnnolsco Agency.
Thomas IIoyck, corner of Washington
and Montgomery streets, Is our Authorized
Agent In Snn Francisco, to recelvo sub
scriptions and advertisements lor mo ok.v
Wo would call the attention of tho foTtncr
natrons of tho Sknti.vki, to tho recant
.change of proprietors, and urgently re
' fniicAt that nil those who tiro Indebted to us
' , .before tho auth of May, 1BA7, to mako Im-
. mediate payment, und those hnTlngnecttunta
' , ngalnst tho oflico prior to that dato will
' ' please prcrcnt Ihem, as It becomes ncccssa-
i ry that tho books of tho firm shall bo sottlcd
up ai ns eany a penou as nossiiMo.
1 W.O T'VAUIiT.
DEttOCItATIC COUNT!' CON
Tho Democratic citizens of Jackson coun
ty nro requested to mtotnt tho imial pUbcs
of holding elections In thu soTornl l'rc-
cincts on Saturday, tbo Jam or February
at 2 o'clock T. M.. for the purpose of elect'
lug delegates to represent the precincts lu
thu county uouvcnitbn, 10 no nem ai juck
sonvllla on Saturday, FcbriuryiOlh, 1858,
to elect eight uoicgnies lo represent Jacic
son County In tho proposed Slate Oonun
lion, to lo held At Balcm on the lflth day of
March, lBuut ana to transact sucu ouier
business an miv bo defined necessary.
Jacksonvllla and Sterling Precincts are
entitled to four delegates each ; tho other
i'recincts ttirce cacn.
THOMAS P. ukall,
Democratic Central Committer
for Jachioix Count).
Is hereby sttren that a Democratic Coun
ty Convention will bo held In Kerbyvllle on
.Saturday, tho 13th day of February. 183S.
for tho purpoie of electing delegates to tho
Democratic atato uonvention to meet in
Salem on tho 16th of March next, for tho
purpose of nominating State officers and a
liepreientatlTO to ton grew.
Each Precinct will bo entitled to ono del
cgato. The ComnilUeo requests a full at
tendance at the County Convention.
Jty order of tho lkmocratlo County Com
mittee, v. H. liui.TUM, uirnvn.
CANDIDATE FOR CONdRKSS,
L. F. GllOYEIl,
Subject to tho will of tho Democratic Coif
Editor i'mfiir.' l'leaso onnounco tho
the namo of
GEN. A. L.JLOVEJOY,
As a candidate for Governor, subject to tho
declifon or tbo Dcmocratlo Stato Convcn-,
lion, and oblige
of Jackson County.
Tliu Wutur Ditch.
Wo published tho proceedings of n
mooting oftlia oitizam of Sterling two
or three weeks linco upon tlio subjoot
of holding n mass sttiKTirio at this
placo to-day to iloviio wnysaud menus
to bring water to the Sterling and Jnok
sonville mines". This is an ontorptlso
in. tliu success of which all nro interes
ted. - That it Is praotioablo to bring
tho Water into tlicsu minos all admit,
but tha.costordoingitis.yet unknown.
Jackson county. Southern Oregon, has
only been settled about slxyoars, diir
Ing which (itiio tho pvoplolmvo been in
volvcd in two Indian wars, embracing
at least otio third of tho wholo period
of timo siuco tho while settlements com
menced. Notwithstanding, tho indus
trious population have zealously con
tinued to improvo their farms, erect
comfortablo buildings, and increaso in
weal tli. Jackson is ono of thd first
, counties on tlio Puclfio slopo in point
of soil and capacity for agricultural pur
suits, having within its limits inoxhaus.
tnblo gold mines which only rcqnlro to
bo supplied with water to yield their
millions annually, employing thousands
of .persons who would otherwise bo
driven to operate in other sections, and
affording a market for all that tho fur
mers can produco, and that, too, with-.
out expense of transportation, lhon,
is.lLnot equally, If not more, tho in-
torosvofitho farmers of Jacksoncounty
to cnlisVin tho enterprise of supplying
tlio mlneawilh water, Instead of leav
ing the matUr alone foraho miners and
a faw othura vbo (nay fuel disposed to
lend their aiu.
Let us inqulroWpposo tho effort
to orcanizo and ralsevanltal to supply
tho mines with watert (l,u present
time,! falls, is U prol)lemnal the pro
UUOIB oi uiu lunuur viu uurnami nuy
prlco at all? Wo think notV Who Is
. -t .t.. e .III f l j
it that v)U consumo your flourV Nov
tho miner, forlio cannot gat w'aV to
work, "ho, tlien, is to consumo yur
mrnlust Vou cannot send it to fo
egn markets to compete with tboso
havlnc easy and less oxpensWo trans,
portatlon. And suppose you do not
prodaco asurplus, wpere Is your mon
ev to some from, with which to obtain
the neeoswrv article for family use
tho finest agricultural and rlghost min
Ing, region in tho world, It would bo
absurd to retard tho progress of the
country for another generation by al
lowing thafmastorly inactivity" which
has ruined loss intelligent and enter
prising communities than ours, to pro
Turn out, nulat, contribute, nnd hoop
doing, until tho wntor is furnished to
work all tho mines, and our word for
It, Jackson will bo tho most populous
and wealthy county in tho Stato of
Hilt, to Iiioti:ot Slavk Pitoi'int.
TV, Tho Oregon Legislature hhve
had undar consideration a bill to pro
toot slavo property. Wo linvo not soun
a copy of tho bill, and tlcroforo can
tell nothing of Its object only what wo
learn from tho Jomnrku of sumo of the
members of tho Mouso. Mr. Dryor
(anlt.elavory) opposes tho bill, and
urges as reason why It should not-bo-
oomo a law, that It would recognize
slavery' lii Oregon, whenj ho says, in
fact, It docs not exist, bacnuso of tho
Wlhnot proviso in the organic law of
iIr. Woodsldes, of Marion, thinks
tho bill Is n political "fooler." Altho'
hols nut in tho habit of questioning the
motives of nien.yot ho doesheliovo tho
person who Introduced tho bill dono so
to crcato n politionl division in thu
Democratic party; and then ho pro
ceeds to givo his viows of tho powers
of Congress to legislato.upnu tho sub
ject of slavery, sanding tho Wllmot
proviso into any otlior phico but tho
organlolaw; that tho Leglslatlvo. As
sembly of tho Territory of Oregon do.
rives its powers from tho net of Con
gross; and that Congress has no con
stltullonal right lo legislate upon tho
subjoct of slavery, and consequently
cannot doli'gnto any powcra that nro
Tho bill had not passed when last
A Man Staiii:d. On tho 21 Ih ult,
at Canyon crock, in Josephine county,
a man by tho namo of Uohort Wilson
stabbed n man by tho namo of (lawk.
Wo learn that two of tho wounds
woro considered by Dr. Iiarkwell as
dangerous. Wilson was arrested and
examined boforo Justlco Post and com
milled, and brought by Shoriff Hon
dorshott, of Josephino county nnd
lodged in jail In this oounty to await
his trial. At last advlcos, Hawk was
not dead. It appoars that Wilson is a
person who figured considerably in tho
Yroka and Greenhorn mts somollmo
Sad IteitEAviiMKNT.. On Saturday,
tho 2yd ult., at the reildonco of Mr.
Charles Williams, In Jacksonville,
Mary Angel, ngod 18 mouths, infant
daughter of Mrs. Ann Williams, fell
into a tub of hot water, remaining un
til tho moth'or ran somo distance
When tho child was taken out, ovory
remedy deemed advisablo toreliovotho
littlo sufferer was used, but to no pur-
poso. On Sunday morning, tho 21th
ult,, nbout1 o'clock, it died.
Wo offer an apology to tho parents
and friends for a failuro to publish this
notlco last wsck. It was omitted, by
Suntunckd. J. II. Knox, who fig.
ured in Southern Oregon during tho
Indian war In the wlntor of 1855-0, as
oxprouiiijai), lias been sontenoed to
(ho penitontlary for fivo yonrs. Tho
Portland Times of tho 23d ult. says:
"J. H. Knox, on Saturday, plead
guilty lo a soft Insinuation in reference
to horso flesh, otul was lunlontly sen
tenced to fivo years in duranao vile."
Very polite journalism, that.
QZr Wo havo It from good authority
that Col. Kelly will not bo n candldato
for Congress. It seems to bo gener
ally conceded that Grovor is to bo the
Democratic candidate, and if thoro is
any opposing candidate, It will be Dry
or or Logon most probably Logan.
(fir Wo publish this weok tlio call
of the Chairman of tho Domoorotio
Central Commltteo of Josephino count
ty. Their County Convention to tip-
point delegatos to a State Convention,
Is to'bo held on the lUth of February
(ErLct ovory Demoorat pass a ro-
hpivo auu iqrm a committee oi ono arm
I innrl llui PrA.tnnl mftafftina .n ttin
.,,, m -"v .-v,tiu. tiiwm,'g W. l.w
lOinsLind assist In sending Dele
gates to the County Convention, to be
held at Jacksonville, on the 20th.
Every Democrat Xntorcstuel.
Editor Sentinel : As wo oro about
to launch our new Ship of State, our
present form of Govbrnmont Is about
to undergo. rt radical and portnanent
olinnge. Dy tho civil authority vostcd
in tho pooplo by their Croator, nil will
nt onco sco tho propriety of ovory
Democrat discharging that duty ho
owes to his country, himself, and his
posterity, by participating in every pub.
lie mooting. For bo it remembered
that our Primary mcotlngn havo a two
fold object; first, tho Boloctlon from
tho masses of sultablo persons to ad
minister our now form of govornmont
when adjusted, nnd secondly, to or
gnnlzo tho Democracy of tlio Stato of
Oregnii on sound Demoorntlo jirinci
nles. and to ulvo to tho Democracy a
just nnd liberal Domoorntlo platform
that is freo Troiii the fnnclou whims and
Isms of certain would-bo very wiso
mon. This Is what tho Democracy of
Oregon nro jnstly entitled to. I he
question Is, how is nil this to bo effect
cd? Simply, by uvorj man nltoudhig
to his own business. Then let ovory
Domoornt attoud tho Primary meetings
and thoro oxorclso Ms rights ns a froe
muii without fear or luvor, assist in
electing delegates to Uio County Con
ventlon, nnd then and thoro instruct
them who to support ns delegntes to
reprosent them in n Stnto Convention.
If thoro nro hoiiast mon in tho country,
your business will bo mitlirully ami
honestly attended to; if not, you will
at once know whoro tlio fault is.
lint on tho othor hand, let apathy
and inattention tuko placo -lot tho
Primary mootlngs go by dofault you
may rest assured that tho intorestcd
fow will tako hold and mauaco tho
wholo niTalrcloar through, to suit their!
own Inclinations, intorebts and pockets.
It is my candid opinion that ovory
Domoornt in Jackson County will liu
perfectly clear In swonring ulthor by
tho Prophots or tlio honor of our Hcv
olutlouary sires, that thoro is an indi
vidual selected and sot npart to fill
overy nlllco from U. S, Senator down
to tho lowest ollicu in thu . Stato Gov
ornmont. And In caso that tho pooplo
do not nttoud In porsou to their own
legitimate business, tho vary gcntlo
niun that maku politics their trado and
llvn liv It. will tnnst oh.irltablv tnko tlit-
. ..!.!.. i i. .!... i i.i 1 1
wiiuiu uuriiuii upuu uiuir Biiuuiuura uim
dispenso of tho wholo thing to suit
themselves. Why, theso lntorosted
gontleiion would a littlo rather that thu
Primary meetings woro thinly attend
ed and tho delegates como up to the
County Convention uninstruatod; it
would nfTurd them a much bettor op.
Iiortuuity to send what llioy call right
lind of delegates to tho Stato Conven
tion. Sumioso. for tho snko of Illus
tration, tlmt tho latter stato of things j
should tako placo, it is qulto easy to
guess tin rotult. Evory ono of thoso
pro-nominated gcntlemon would then
iiovo their pro-nominations ratified,
The Stato Convention would bo virtu
ally nnd to all intents and purposes a
ratincntlon mooting, and thoso Tuncy
politicians could drink their cwmiwiLTi,
cogniac, smnko their cigar, fold their
arms, tako their ease, nnir exclaim,
well done, thou good and faithful ser
vants. I havo moro confidonco in the intel
ligence and enorgy of tho people, tlmn
to supposo for a moment tlmt thoy
would allow any suoh a stato of things
to como to pass. Hut vigilonco is the
bulwark of our liberties, and If wo do
not uo to work nt onco and attend to
our publio iutoroits, rest assured that
they will bo nttumleu to. Aim It moro
should bo previous wrongs, wo, I ho
poople, know nt onco who is at fault :
it is tho poople for tho people are tho
sovereigns, and thoro is noithor senso
nor justice in their whining and growl
loir after their riuhts aro trono, fur thoy
givo thuiii away undorstandlugly, with
a mil Knowledge of tlio consequences.
It Is within tho compass of tho pooplo
to mako Oreuon n model Stato. llor
Constitution is among tho best in tho
Union ; It is a plain, economical docu
ment, woll suited to tho vants and In
terests of tho pooplo of Oregon. Hy
adhering strictly to tho Constitution, it
Is impossible for tho Stato to become
involved in a public dobt,
Boar Creek, Fob. 1, 1858.
Kkiuiyvii.lh, 0. T.,
January, 27, 1858.
Editor Sentinel: Our littlo town
moves steadily on In improvements.
Tho mliurs in tho surrounding dig
clues art all doinii well.
On the 2'ltlt Instant, a man named
Ilenrv Hawk, a Gorman miner on
Canyon Crock, was stabbed by a man
named Wilson, six timo?, two of the
wounds entering his body, ono in tho
cheat and ono in tho abdomen. Tho
Surgeon who was called, says he thinks
It probaulo ueatu may ensue irom ttio
Some littlo excitement ocourred here
recently nud opo blaok oyo, In relation
to an article In tho Sentmelof (he 23d
nst hoaded "Titles to Lots In Kqrby-
Some speoial attention was given to
an artlolo In the Jnoksonvillo Jleratd
of tho 10th Inst., entitled "Hard Up."
I yesterday visited Althuso Crook,
and there learned that in Uo lororioon
a man from Northern Oregon took out
a chunk of gold weighing sevonty.three
and a half ounces. This is reliable, as
Salem, O. T., Jon. 10, 1858.
Thoro was n bill introduced to-day
in tho Council chartering a railroad
'from Astoria by Salem to Eugono City
Railroads, havo bcon chartered tlvery
wlntor stnco1850, but not n single lick
of work has beon dono towards con
structlng a road. Somo of tho wiso
ones hnvo determined to construct n
railroad to tho moon, on tho samo ha
sis, nud hnvo tho following petition in
To tlio Hon., tho Legislature
Of Oregon, and our fate's euro ;
Your petitioners come prnylng,
(In other words, wo might be saylug,)
Your matchless power wo.lnvoko,
That, by one giant, mighty stroko
Of your omnipotent power,
That from Astoria's hemlock bower
To the moon, by way of Mount Hood,
Vou build a railroad safe and good,
That shall out-llvo man, benst, and time,
And scarce thon bo In manhood's prime ;
This road must havo a double track,
To avoid troublo coming back j
This cntcrprlso done, then endless farno
Will Itnmorlallzo each man's namo,
Who took part In this enterprise,
Of railroad building through tho skies,
From mundana sphcro to Luna's otu ;
And surely this will not absorb
A tltho of that boundless treasure,
Which Oregon has without measure,
And, dear JcfTors. now is tho hour,
Work with Herculean power ;
Hear nnd pitch, snort, rant, and roar,
I.lUo Africa's lion or shaggy boar ;
As Is your wont, when luitlce calls,
Urine dorm your lists like sotting malls:
Forca homo tho trutb,thro' each thick pate,
(Jrall tlio members, small nun great ;
Let there not bo a single "nay,"
Then wo'll bo bound to ovor pray.
Artoiua, Clatsop Co., 0. T.; )
Deccmbor 17, '57, U. C. J
Now. horo aro our sir and christian namest
Jim Peck. Sam Slick, nnd Moses Ames.
Jack Cado, lllll Wade, and three brothers,
Plrioiroad nine thousand oiiiers,
All praying for this road, you know.
Which Is "yiraiono pulllco."
This petition will probably bo pro
sonted in duo time for notion, and who
kivows what it may bring forth ?
Waldo, JosKritirrn Co.,
January 20, 1858.
Editor Sentinel .Within tho
year ourcltizons havo taken u decided
stand and havo prosocutod tho work of
making a wagon road from Croscent
City to Illinois Valley, and I think
thoro Is no doubt about tho road bolng
complotod for stages lo travol on by
thu first of Juno next. When this rood
Is complotod it will sottlo all further
disputes botwoon individuals and nows
paper editors ns to which is tlio host
routo for merchants to transport their
goons, i no ocoiisotirg route win an
swer for all tho country north of tho
Canyon tho luoatlon naturally war
ranto such a conclusion ; but when I
hoar a man say that a cood road can
bo mndo, through tho Canyon and over
tlio Uravo Lreok bills at a compara
tively small expense, It scorns to mo
that ho Is either ignorant or the routo
or selfishly blinded and prejudiced
nL'nliist our Crescent City road, and
wishes to Instil Into thu minds of
tho uninformed portion of tho com
munity that Scottsburg, at com
pnrativoly small expense, will bo tho
placo tor the citizens or Jackson ooun
ty, Oregon, nnd Siskiyou county, Cal
llbriiia, to transact their husners at. J
really bellovo that it will tako from thlr
ly to forty thousand dqllars to mnko a
iiood wocon road through tho Canyon,
und at least ton thousand dollars moro
to contlnuo it over tho Gravo Crock
hills. Now,lf this is comparatively small
oxpenso, why has it not been done 1
Whun tho money to mako the road
through tho Canyon has to bo raised
by stockholders, thoro will bo a failure.
Tho Cresoent City road is tho only ono
that is going to benefit Southern Oro.
L'on. It will bo made, and the frlonda
und shareholders of the road remuner
ated for tho ontornrUo. In wrilintr to
tho Sentinel, I do so knowing that it
has ever advocated the road, and is
most likely to publish my latter.
Till! CALirOKNIA-UTAH Exi'tui
Tinv At a. meetlnir of tho Cabinet,
held immediately alter receipt of tho
late dispatches Irom Col. Johnston, it
was rojiortei mat instructions would tie
sent on to California by the last stea
mer, to organize a foroo for service In
Utah. Tho arrangements woro not
completed in timo, and it Is thoreforo
qulto probable the next mall will bring
some definite Intelligence on the sub
ject, llio Philadelphia Press states
that tho Cabinet took Into gravo con
sideration the practicability and gene
ral advantage of nuking tho Paolfio
coast the baso of operations against
Utah In tho oomlng spring campaign.
Tho War Department will try to got a
conclusion on this noiot. in ordor to
Issue tho necessary orders, if In favor
oi uiu prujuui, uy we nexi Bieamer tor
California, which sails on tbo 10th
Decombftr.S. F. IhraU.
Wujihu JfARTiK. Our citizens wero both
astonished and delghtedtwlth .tuts gentle
man's pe;(brmanew here on Saturday aad
Supday Sights last. Some of Lis feats were
truly wonderful. Wo bespeak crowded
bouses ir him wherever he goe,
nWo call attention to rrofessorBrow
sr's adiertlwmsot in another .column, All
who dro tq becouw Mo4ont In tbe art
TerpsIefiorMn, ca ,wv U,y a vucllnt
Salem, Jan. 14,185a
House. Ms. Slater made the fol
lowing "I move to renommUto ,a
select committee of throe, with ffiMuo-.
tlon to amend by adding n clause to
dlvorco all now Jiving in wedlock', pro
vldod that any who do not wish to bo
so divorced, may signify tho samo in
writing, signod by tlio parties, nna uo
filed in tho auditor's oflico of the to-
spectivo counties, within sixty days
from tho pnssagu of this net. Ibis act
tn bo repealed nt any timo when the
partlos wish to como together again.
Friday, Jan. 15, 1858.
Council. Mr, Walt, from select
commlttoo presented a memorial to
Congress fornn appropriation fororcct
ing fortifications, a custom house, and
marino hospital. Tlio memorinl was
Tho bill to dlvorco James Both well
from Elizabeth, his wife, and legalize
tho marrlngo of James DothwcU with
Rhoda Ann Harris was passed.
Mr. Ford introduced a bill entitled
"an act supplementary to nn act to
establish an Institution of looming in
Mr. Drain Introduced a bill lor the
rcllof of J. W. Mofllt, Aaron Roso, nnd
H. D. O'Drvnnt.
Tho President nppolntod Mr. Walt
nn tho oommltteo to attend to the rn
lutcrrment of tho remains of Hon. S.
Tho bill to dlvorco Jool Chrlsman,
Houbo bills woro read a first time
Hoiisk. Tlio commltteo on claims
reported by bill on tho claim of Win.
M. King, granting him about 83,000.
Mr. Johnson introduced a bill to dl
vorco Clara Mull, from hor husband
Mr. Gllllland offered the following:
Resolved, by tho house, tho council
concurring, 'flint a commltteo of seven
bo appointed, fivo on tho part of the
houso, and two on the part ol tbo coun
cil, to momoriolizo Congress for addi
tional mall service within tho Territo
ry of Oregon, rocommonding such
routes as the necessities of tho coun
try domond. Resolution was adopt
ed, and tlio following woro appointed
on tho part of tho houso: Messrs. Gll
llland, Johnson, Drown, of Jackson,
Urown, of Linn, nnd Mntthows.
Thu bill to increaso tho per diem of
aiscssora of Josophino county, enmo
Mr. Snear. As a central thlni;, I
am opposod to special legislation ; but
Josephino county is an isolated county
and persons who havo never boon
thoro may think that 0 dollars a day is
a high rnto lor mo assessor; uui uie
wages thoro aro 81 per day, and the
expenses aro proportionately high, and
no ono can alford to assess at tho rate
of 8!) a day, tho present compensation.
Last year, 1 know tbo county which 1
ronretont was not awoweu, and tlie
Territory in consequence thereof, is
the lober. Tho bill passed.
Council bill to amend tho act to
provldo for tho building of bridges,
Tho petition concerning slavery was
takon from the table and referred to
commltteo of the whole.
Mr. Hughes introduced a bill for tho
relief of Nat. H. Lane.
Mr. Spear, from commltteo to whom
was referred bills relating to the salo
of school lands, reported that li..-
was referred to a special committee,
with instructions to dralt a bill Irom
tho two, and mako certain amend
ments. Report was adopted. Messrs.
Cranor, Mack, and Dryer, wero ap
pointed. Mr, Spear, from a seleot committee,
reported by bill to Incorporate tho Alt-
house and Illinois valley Wagon Road
Satvbday, Jan. 10,1858.
Council. Hills to divorce Elva
Ann Cresson, to legalize a certain road
In Clackamas Co., to amend the char,
tor of Corvallls, for relief of school
dis'triot No. 25, of Washington Co., to
Inorease tho per diem of assessors of
Josephino Co., to provide Tor the erec
tion of a bridge across Tualatin rlvor,
to ohanne the location of a part of Ter
ritorial road from Corvallis to Win
chester, in Ihe counties of Umpqua and
Douglas, wero passed.
The Council concurred in the reso
lution relating to a joint committee to
draft a memorial to Congress for addi
tional mail sorvice in Oregon. Messrs.
Wait and Ford were appointed on tho
part of tho Council. Adjourned.
Housk. The Speaker presented the
polition of Mary E. Ward, (widow of
Capt. liennett.) tor a dlvorco from nor
husband, Gen. Thompson Ward.
Mr. Cox, from committee on roads,
reported the bill to provide for tho sur
vey of a road from Ft. Lane ta Rose,
burg, in Douglas Co.. with amend
ments, allowing tho surveyors $5 per
day, ana the .commissioners 91
amendments agreed to.
Monday, Jan. 18, 1858.
IIousE..-rMr. Ilrown, of Linn,
from the select committee to whom
was referred the petition of Sarah
Saylos.for divorco, reported a bill grant
ing the same.
Mr. Warren offered the following
Resolved, That a committee of fivo be
appointed totcxamlne ipto tho expedi
ency ,of .establishing a line pf post
ooaohes from th,o navigable waters of
the Columbia rlvor to the Missouri
dppted, and Messrs. Warren,
Jrver, Able and Cojlard ap.
Tuesday, Jan. 10, 1858.
Council. Mr. Horry presonted lb
petition of Lewis Ilialt and other
praying for tho vacation of a Territo
Mr. Wait presented tho petition of
Richard W. Phillips for a divorce from
Maronret Ellen, his wife referred t
wait, Ford and Shell, a select com
Tho bill to errant Uarr'ret Mulligan ft
dlvorco, was passed.
In tho committee ot tho whole, after
somo timo spent therein, Mr. Smith,
chairman, reported tho bill to incorpo
rate tho Apnlecnto Mining, Milling,
and Wator Ditch Co., with one amend
ment, nnd tho bill to change tho namos
of Evelln and Douglas D, Hess, wkli
sundiy amendments armmcfmenls a
groed to, and bills passed.
Housk Mr. Mnlhows, on leave, in
troduced a joint resolution for the re
apportionment of the representatives (r
the leglslatlvo assembly ndopted.
Thu bill to nmond an act to tax and
protect Chinamen mining in Oregon r
vm taken up.
Mr. Brown, of Jackson. I would
urge strongly tho 'past ago of this bill.
It is necessary lo protect tho American
miners in our district, as well as to
contribute to tho support of tho coun
try. Tbo counties now oro zuhject to
a hoavy tax in ordor to protect theso
Chlnamon from thoso who inlposo upon
them, and His right that thoso who aro
injured by them should reccivo somo
Indemnity, by way of n tax, from them.
I would profor a tax of 81 to tho ono
In tho bill.
Mr. Dryer. This bill changes tho
rnto of taxation, and reducos tho rove
nuo coming to tho Territory. Tho
mines bolong to tho Territory, not to
this oi to that county. I am willing
that tho Chinamen may bo taxed high
er, if tho gontlcman wish, but tho Ter
ritorial rovenuo should not bo reduced
from 20 per cent, to 10 per cent. Sir,
I am not in favor of special legislation.
Theso snuthorn counties hnvo asked for
it again and again. A bill was intro
duced to raise tho compensation of ns
sossors in Josophino Co. Tho south
er n oountles say they possess more
chivalry, generosity, and now they ask
for special legislation, 'litis Is mean,
Mr. King. 1 do not understand the
gentleman who has just spoken; ho
objools to special legislation, and yet
has supported a lsrga proportion of tho
bills pussod this session which nro pure
ly special. Whon I introduced a bill
to empower the city of Portland to
lovy a tax upon tho vessels coming
there, and giving tho rovenuo to tho
city, ho mndo no objections, yet that
was special legislation. Tho reason
why Portland shpuld havo tho tax.waa.
that those vessels brought persons
thero who wore bo cxpcn-to the city.
Lot tho south have Its rights protected
as well as tho north. Tho Chinamen
aro a nuisance, an incubus on the peo
ple of tho south, and a great expense lo
them, nnd why should thoy not havo
tho rovenuo proposed to bo levied, to
protect themselves. Adjourned.
TOo mi on News
We nave no very lato interesting
nows from Utah. The latest is by way
of Sau Bernardino, Cal. A party from
Salt Lake under Col. Amasa Lyman,
wero encamped at tho crossing of the
Mbnr, and wero procuring provisions,
clothing, and munitions of war. It is
reported that about 100 wagons are
encamped at the Mohave, and a great
number have moved out on tbo road.
It is reported that theie is great suffer
ing in the camp, but this is doubted, as
there has been at least fifty marriages
in a few days.
The camp on the Mohavo is not
without tho comforts of. life, for the
married ladles continue to add to tho
Wo make the following extract from
the AUa California of the 25th ult :
"Several gentlemen arriving from
bait Lnko, soy that the Aikius, John,
lorn and another brother, who were
taken prisoners nnd robbed, tsomo
moths since, by the Saints, havo boon
killed, while escaping out or tho coun
try. It is said that the three brothers
and another person rocelvcd passports
from Brlgham Young to return to Cal
ifornia. They ,wore undisturbed in
their retreat until (ho first night this
side of Cedar City, when their camp
was attacked by Indians, and two of
them killed. The othor two returned
to Cedar City, and claimed protection,
but wero shot down In tho streets in
daylight .by the people. One of the'
geutlemen who came through says he
saw this last outraao.
From a private lei tor, dated Great
Salt Lako City, December 0, 1857, to
a friond, I urn permitted to send you
the following extract
The soldiers are at Fort Briduer,
and it js supposed they will stay there
ell winter. Their animals have Given
out and can't come any further, They
havo shot thirty or forty rounds at our
boys several times, but havo neves
drawn blood. Two or three times
they have shot through their clothes.
Our hoys are all called home now. The
people are in blob spirits, and hopes
(here will be .no fighting to do, but
that they will go off and let us alone
Business is "ra tier lull, but prc-vi.
sions are pienry. '.Groceries are my
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