Oregon sentinel. (Jacksonville, Or.) 1858-1888, September 23, 1863, Image 2

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    0emi-tocckli! Sentinel.
Union, a Govkiixmunt kor tuk wiiolb is
iMimi'KXimii.k." Washington.
Important Skws. The tclcgrupli con
voys intelligence of a great battle in pro
gress close by Chnttanooga, Tenn., between
the Fedcruls, under Bowcruns, and tbo com
bined forces under IJrngg, A. P. Hill,
Longstrect and Joo Johnson. The nc
count a thus fur show Unit the bnttle hos
been one of the most fierce nnd stubbornly
contested or the war. It uppcurs Unit
itose'eruns is iu n tight pluce, but no oill
cer in the urmy is so well quulllkd to get
out of a tight place, with glory to himself
mill disaster to his enemies as is RoK-craus.
At Corinth und Stone' River he wus near
er defeat, but his brilliant strutegy snutcli
t'd victory from the very jaws of disaster.
Thank fortuno I " Old Rosy" is " the right
man in the right pluce." As n rebel officer
said of him ut Stono river, he is n Dutch
mini who docs not know when he is whip
ped." No fear but ho will hold his own
until reinforced by Bnrnsido from Knox
ville, distant from Chattanooga eighty or
one bundled miles, and connected by rail
road. v to-nioiit's stack.
Louisville, 2Ut. Military authorities
do not believe any disastrous results have
nccrucd to tho Army of the Cumberland.
Vurt of Bragg 's army reported rapidly
moving to Chultanooga.
Tho latest accounts from Chattanooga arc
to 8 v. M., 20th. But two divisions of Hose
crnns' nrmy had given way Iu a panic; from
eight to tun thousand of those had rallied.
The rof-t stood Una nud at latest ncoouuto
went driving advanco of enemy back.
Killed mid wouuded ou both sides not less
than UO.OOO.
New York, 21. Gold opened at 39J ;
closed firm at 4-iJsj.
Nothing Importunt from other quarters.
A meeting was held at Ply male's School
House, Manr.anita precinct, on Saturday,
for tho purpose of setting beforo thu people
of our valley tlio merits of tho Ciilllornlan
und Oregon Itailroad project, and to solicit
nud racelvo subscriptions to defray in part
tho coat of tho preliminary survey, now com
pleted from Marysvillo to this place. Hon.
.1. C. Tolinan, Chairman, and Silas Day,
Secretary. Mr. Elliot, Knglnccr, rondo a
very favorablo report of tho route, as far
us surveyed, and Mr. Dcldcn, from familiar
ity with tho country, expressed it as his
opinion that the Cow Creek hills would be
crossed with a good grudo, and named
prominent cltir.cns of tho Willamette valley
who would aid the enterprise.
0. Jucubs, Esq., then stated that tho mil
lers of this valley had generously promls
cd to receive wheat, in pay for subscriptions
to defray In part tho cost of making a pre
liminary survey for a railroad route, and
that tho millers agreed to become responsi
ble to Mr. Elliot for tho amount of wheat
received at tbo mills for thoabovo purpose.
Silas J. Day was appointed agent to can
vass the county to receive subscriptions in
money or wheat. John 0. Green, Enq., set
forth the advantages that would accrue to
Oregon by the completion of tbo road, and
complimented the people on their growing
public enterprise. Mr. Jacobs made a few
remarks on the military necessity of the
road in cas of a foreign war. Tho meet
ing then adjourned to raoet in Jacksonville,
ou tlra 224 (last night).
"tbo Arkotucne 'Jhtvtlcr presents In Its last
issue woful bill of grievances against tho
Administration of President Lincoln. Hum
bug! All' who are acquainted with tho
'past history of the gray-back editor know
that he bas most to fear from tho strict en
forcement of tho civil law of the Bute. If
commoa report speaks truly, he, w net
from Arkauas to Oregon "exile aad ban
inked without duo process of civil law."
'Xo rogue e're felt tk kalter draw with-
good opinion of the law."
Klamath Lake Country.
4?rf. StiUinel. Though in ,trry of
busincM,'I.illtteapt tbglve you a prom
ised short description oHbeiKfanatbiViil
leyas seen bytfoiir correspondent in n re
dent visit.
Klumnth Lake Volley, proper, had been
almost entirely uncxploded until up to the
time that Col. Drew and his command went
there, nnd nil information in regnrd to its
extent, the character of its soil, its climate,
etc., cunnot fail to bo of interest to tho
people of Oregon, the majority of whom
have supposed that Bogue River Valley
contained ubottt all the land in Jackson
county that was susceptible of cultivation.
The traveler, after ascending the Cascade
rnngc on tho cast side, n little southeast of
Jacksonville, from the summit first comes
in view of the Lake country, where the
Governor of the State located tho five
hundred thousand acres of lund nppropria
by the General Government. This land is
principally tulle marsh, but with compara
tively trilling expense it can be drained
and mndo valuable. It is cstimutcd that
there is from twenty to twenty-five thou
sand acres of this tulle land in the valley
which can be reclaimed by nn expenditure
of firtecn or twenty thousand dollars in
The rood, rnns mainly over level ground
eloso to the marsh, but occasionally over n
little ridgo which puts down to the marsh.
The traveler is struck with pleasing sur
prise ns he comes unexpectedly upon
streams clear ns crystal bursting from un
der the base of tho mountain, und then go
Mowing gently nlong through tho tulic
marsh, on their way to the lake, with scarce
ly u rifllo to designate their course. The
only streams on this sido which arc named
arc Fowler's river, and Prim's Spring,
which combining make a wide stream.
They nro tho only streams to be crossed
until arriving at n point where Col. Drew
started almost due cast across the Valley
Hero the command built bridges across
Underwood and White rivers, which arc
beautiful streams, only about one-half n
mllcnpnrt. The road runs from White
river over prairie land, six or seven miles,
to Kelly's prairie, upon which there is nn
occasional growth of timber. Thenco the
vnlley extends north to tho foot of the
mountains nnd south to thu tulle mursh.
Tho road crosses about midway of tho vnl
ley to Ft. Klamnth. Arriving near tho
center of tho vulley, tho grandeur of tho
country is spread out t view. Look south
ward over the Lake and behold Mount
Shasta's snow-capped summit towering to
the heavens I west Mount M'Laughlin;
north, Union, Boss and countless unnamed
mounts raise up there aspiring peaks, liko
tho panorama of Kgypt, towering high
above the clouds. Then, ns you look over
tho beautiful stream, and the gentle breeze
wufts the tall red-top nnd wild ryo to and
fro, nnd aro lost in admiration of the in
describable beauties of Nuturo that every
where surround you, you cannot fail to
awoke to astonishment that a country so
lavishly blessed with Nature's choicest
gifts should so long have been unknown.
Traveling eastward a few miles further,
you arrivo ut Kelly's river, which is a nav
igable stream for steamboats from the Lake
to Glenn city. Thanks to Cost. Drew and
Fowler, there is a most substantial bridge
now across this river. A perfect Eden for
sportsman is Kelly river. What can ex
ceed tho pleasure to be derived from a suit
from Kelly's Bridge to tho Lake, a dis
tance of twelve miles, upon tho bosom of a
placid stream whoso waters nro clear as
crystal, with fish plainly seen darting in
every direction, and geese, ducks, and other
water-fowls, in countless thousands, scream
ing in wild alarm in their flight through
the air, or sporting in hilarious glee far be
yond on the Lake.
The location of tho Fort is u capital
one. It is in plain view from the bridge,
and is about one and one-fourth of a mile
east of the river. Situated ou the edge of
a beautiful srove of timber, it possesses
all the advantage that eould possibly be
desired abundance of fine grass, plenty or
timber und the very best of water conven
ient. About one mile east, there runs n
beautiful stream called Fort Creek, which
affords nbout ns much water as Applegate
Creek does at this season of the year, but,
like all the rest of the streams in the val
ley aever increases or diminishes in volume.
JUtlM bead it is about ten feet wide, spring-
if n oae volume from directly under the
base of utmnUlo, Three of r these, targe
springs nake a body of water almoilequa
to Bogue Biver, and empty into Kelly
Biver about three miles below Glenn City.
Quite number, of farms havo already
been tnkenjnp. Most of ,tho " .soger boys"
have staked off clulms ; but dajnot itnnglne
that they are all gone, for there-.ore no many
beautiful claims left that iljs almost im
possible to make n choice. There arc from
six to eight townships of excellent hind in
this vnlley, and I think it will produce nil
kinds of groin, vegetables and fruit, ns
well as uny vnlley iu the State. Wild
plums, gropes, berries, etc., aru plenty.
Bed-top is nhundunt and wild rye in
places is ten feet high, which, I take it, is
pretty good evidence or the productiveness
of the soil.
Mr. Editor, I have made this letter long
er than I had intended, but cannot close
without n passing notlco of Col. Drew,
Capt. Kelly and the command generally,
for tho untiring energy displayed by Micm
in building the road to Klamath Vnlley,
for which they deserve tho hearty thanks
of the State generally, nnd Southern Ore
gon particularly. They are the right men
in the right placp.
Yours, Nki.i.a.
Klamath Lake Vnlley, Sept., 20, 18G3.
Tin: Kkxtvcky Ei.KcnoN. Tho Arhantax
Traveler appears to have dbrovcrcil that
the remit or tho late election in Kentucky
was an " Abolition" triumph. The nrtlcles
which tho grey-baek organ republishes,
falsely charge that Uurnsldo had declared
martial law in Kentucky, that ho might
moro successfully prevent ' Democrats"
from voting for W'lckllnV, Tor Governor, nnd
tho balanco of tho Copperhead ticket.
HurnMdo nnd his subordinates required
nothing more tlmii that tho law of the
State, which prohibited every man who wn
disloyal from voting, should bo enforced.
Every voter when challenged, was required
by nn act of tho Legislature to tnko this
oath :
11 1 do solemnly swear that I havo not
been in tho service of the so-called Confed
erate States, in either u civil or military ca
pacity, or in thu servlco f tho so-called
Provisional Government or Kentucky ; that
I liaTO never given any aid. assistance or
comfort to any person iu arms ngaliiht the
United States; and that I have. In all
things, demeaned myself as a loyal citizen
slnco tho beginning of the present rebellion :
so help mo God."
It was this law of tho State nlouo which
prevented so many concientlous ' Confed
eral Democrats " from voting. They, liko
T'Vnult. O'Mcara, Malono k Co., could not
take that oath without perjury. Tho law
was just, for it only disfranchised enemies
or the State and Unlou, who have no right
to complain.
Tho constitutional peacc-whlners nfiect
to bo terribly exercised because, perhaps,
a few thousand men, whoso every thought
Is a prayer for the destruction of our Gov
ernment, and tho success of tho bastard
Confederacy, should be deprived of a voice
in political atlairs. Is It for tho rights of
the peoplo, or their love for the rebels and
their causo, that makes them thus whine
nud tremble! Unquestionably tho luttcr ;
for did ever one of them inako tho feeblest
complaiut when Tennessee was Infamously
forced out of tho Unlou T No, by their si
lence they justified tho rebels in denying
tho right of free sulTrago to Union men iu
Tennessee a sacred right guaranteed to
them by both their State and national Gov
ernment. For the rebels to usurp power to
destroy tho Union und liberty. It is all right;
but for the Government to deny to a rebel
any of tho rights of u law-abiding citizen,
Is tyranny unparalleled In the history of the
world, nud glaringly unconstitutional. So
reason tho rebel expounders of our Consti
tution, from Jeff Davis away down to the
InHnltesslmnl Arkansas gray-back.
BirrunNKD. Mr. Max Muller, and Mr.
John Neuber, have returned from San
Francisco. Mr. Muller has purchased a
large lot of general merchandise to odd to
his present stock, and Mr. Neuber bus
mado additions to his valuable stock of
watches, clocks and jewelry.
J. Guston, Esq., got back to town on
Monday evening front the Supremo Court,
in scssiou at Salem, lie informs us that
the mass meeting and Union jubilee at that
place was tbo largest and most enthusiastic
gathering ever seen in Oregon.
A large and entbusiastio railroad meet
ing was held at tho Coart Houso last night.
Speeches were node by a nuuber of gen
tlemen. H i ' "
John Loudon was drown In the Soutk
Fork or the Sautlam river on the 15th lust.
r- : .
reaches and potatoes sell at tbe.jamo
rate in JaelMoavillc one dollar par bushel,
Preparing for the Draft.
C. W. Savafeieputy Assessor, has been
appointed 1by).ho Provost Marshal jof Ore-,
gon,nrolJng Olcer or Jackson conpty.'
Tho iJjNinAiMr.has I ho following article',
explaining tho .servlpo required c-f .n en
rolling odlcer, .apd giving reasons which
clearly show that the draft will bo enforced
on this const only in the event or a war
with a foreign power :
The enrolling officer Is required to enroll
all persons snlject to military duty, giving
the name. njro on July 1st, 18U.'l. complex
Ion, whether white or colored, and profess
ion, occupation or trade. He Is In enroll
all male persons between the ages of 20 nnd
If). In cast! anv one claims exemption he
is to note the fact, but nt the same time re
turn the name. The enrolling oftlcor Is to
judge thu nges of Individuals from tho best
inrormntinn he can obtain, but in every
case he is to make n decision as to whether
the person in question Is between tho age
of 20 and .". Widowers between 'M and
!." years of at;o aro to 1ms enrolled in the
llrst class Hint is to sny. those who arc
linblo to llrst draO. Under tho law all
males between the ages 20 and 45, nre to be
divided in two chises. thu single men form
ing clns 1. nnd the married class 2. In the
event thu niimtier reqilin d can bo obtained
from tho first cla, then the second clan
will bo exempt. There nro various other
rcaons for exemption?, sueli ns the only son
of it widowed mother, and where tho moth
er is dead nud infant children are depend
ent on tho father for support.
We trust that nothing contained in this
announcement will have tho effect to alarm
our young men. Thu enrolling the names
is merely a preparatory rmwure, nnd It is
possible that the draft may never bo made.
Thu Government is evidently propnritg for
tho contingency of a foreigh war. Sould
an occasion of this kind arise, our young
men will not require to tm drafted, nnd iu
its nli-ence, it i.s scarcely likely the concrip
tlon will bo enforced upon this coat. Were
there no other reason, economic considera
tions nlonu preclude tho Idea that tho Gov
ernment will undertako to raise"1 troops on
this coast for servico nt tho East. Every
soldier thus obtained, when landed nt Nuw
York or New Orleans ns tho case mlht
be. would cost tbo Government not loss
than $.100. At this rate, and for vastly less,
m n can bo ncniittd nt the East, by h in
dieds of thousand''. A proclamation offer
ing one-half this sum ns n bounty would at
tract (liuiiuinls and tens of thousands of
trained soldiers from Kuropc, and bu thu
means of filling np the ranks of tho army
far beyond the number required. This ar
gument effectually disposes of tho Idea that
men nre to bu dial ted ou the Pacilio coast
for service at the foist. Should, however,
war ensun with either Franco or England,
it Is fair to presume that California nud Or
egon will becomo thu battle ground, nud
then the Government will requlro the ser
vices of every mnn who can shoulder u mus
ket. When that day comes, the men of the
Pacilio, will not wait for the draft, but liko
one man they will spring to arms.
Ax Earn ox tiik Shohkh. On the shores
of thu Adriatic Sea thu wives of the ll.-her-men.
whose husbands hnve gono far olfupon
thu deep, aru iu tho habit at even tide of
going down to tho Hen-thorn, nnd singing
us female voices only can, tho first stanza of
a beautiful hymn; after they hnve sung it
they listen, until they hear borno by tho
wind ncrosx thu desert sea tho second slanzn,
snug by their gallant husbands ns they nro
tossed by tho galu upon tho waves, and both
are happy. Perhaps if wo could listen, wo
too might hear on this desert world of
ours koiiiu sound, somu whisper borno from
afar, to remind iih that there is a heaven
and a home; and when wo sing thu him up
on tho shores of earth, perhaps wo shall
hear its echo breaking iu music upon thu
sands of timo, nud cheering tho hearts of
them that nre pilgrims and strangers, and
look for n city that hiith louiidutlons.
Tho Oregonian learns that Col. Stein
baser will bu in command of tho regiment
nt Ft. Wulln Wulla during the winter ;
Col. Maury nt Ft. Dalles, and dipt. B. S.
Caldwell at Ft. Vancouver. Dr. Chase,
Surgeon U. S. A., bus been ordered to Ft.
S. D. Vandyke hus the thanks of the
Sentinel printers for a choice lot of peaches.
A portion of the lot, and largest sized, were
grown on a two-year old seedling tree.
Charles Forbes, of Portland, Maine, a
year ago grafted n pear scion into n moun
tain ash, and tho asb has borno an abuu
dauco of pears this season.
" '
A captain of a privateer, who had been
in nn engagement, wrote to his owners that
lie bad received but little damage, having
only one of his hands wounded in the note.
Preachiug iu Kerbyvllle.
Bev. P. M. Starr, of tho M. E. Church,
will preach in Kerbyvllle on Saturduy
night, 2Gth of Sept., on the Sunday suc
ceeding at 11 o'clock A. M., and also at
Assessor's Notice.
mjOTICK, li hereby given to tho Tm Payers of
11 Jackson foiitity, Oregon, that all pononi fueling
tlienuoWei aggrlnvod Vy ovur-wuouinont, or who
havo boon lllocully.wwivtd, can moot we, In conjunc
lion wlimhu UpnraMo Hoard of County Pouiuli
(lunurii, On Wednesday, the Uthday of. Oe(. 1862,
at (ho onto of tho County Clork, JackionvJIU, and
thfro Uvo thvlr grinaneen adlunted according tu
law. CHAHM5Sy,8AVAaR,
AmcHor of Jnckion county Oregon.
Jackioiurilte, Sept. W, ISO. ftyZM
Tobacco & Segars,
All of which will be sold nt low prices,
for CASH, or desiruble 1'llODUGK.
Large & "Well-Selected
Spring & Summer
Millinery Good
Fancy and Staple
Oil Cloth, "Wall Paper,
Spring & Summer
Fine Assortment of
Ladies, Men and Boys'
Boots and Shoes !
Will be supplied with a Good Asssortmcnt
Which will be sold nt
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