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JACKSONVILLE, SATURDAY, OdORER 81, 1SG3.
VOL. VIII NO. 78.
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It'riYk r. u, Ilrotln-r. Ik pooj .tvijlne t Invited
wnil. WM. KAY. K. U.
fcui J, nt. It. Fn-'r
Trull". Jiu. 11. Pulton, tt.tir. IVitllno.r ...,1
I, n. ll-erl. "
Warren Lodge No, 10, A. F. & A. M.
A HOI. I) tliclr recnlnr commnnl
5fcnlton the Wednesday Keening on
it Mr prec-ning me lull menm, in jacx
AI.UX. MARTIN, W. M.
II llt.nnv. Stc'n.
ORKGON CIIAI'TJJU NO. -1,
ROYAL AKCII MASONS.
"ill bold lurrgulnr communication on the
rimt Kntunlnr !!. nr Kvi-rj- Month.
All rojoiirnlnc Companion In rood
moJIng are cordlnlly Invited to attend.
. W. GRKKR, M. P.
.LSai-h. Scc'y, dec8:47
o. jactiiis. r. r. ni'MKU..
JACOBS, &. RUSSELL,
ATTORNKYS AMI COUNSKLOUS
AND SOLICITORS IN CHANCERY,
OOJee oppiMltr Ihr t'uurt llnun.
ill lii-lno-i committed lo iliflr cure will
r rrnniplW Mle nihil In. Jnlv 21). '(12.
J. X. llULTIIITT. JAUhM l. J'AV.
DOUTHITT &. FAY,
ATTORNKYS AND COUNSELORS
AND SOLICITOUS IN OIIANCKRY,
till practice In the Supreme and other
Uirli nf thin Slute. March 4. 'OB.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
7II.L practice In the several Court if
the I'M Judical District. nd In the
mst m Ormrt. October 'Q. 'PI.
B. F. DOWELL,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
'Ill practice In all the Court of the Third
fr4l:Ul DUtrlet, tint Spireme Court of Ore-
mi. and In Yrvka, CnU War Serin orimiDt-
(kucccMur tu UtflX flMlon)
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
HnpecUl attention clren to collection
. June 10, 18i.'S. it
GEORGE B. DORRIS,
FOR JACKSON COUNTY.
OWce with H. F. Howell. ivv
I'ICARS. TOUACCO. FUKSH
lU'l TS. SI'ATIONKUY. CONFKC
T10NKUY. FIRKWORKS. F.TC,
km Uom- to llruUury .V Wade.
bare jut ojiennl n new titore and r lock
M It llh a rlmlco variety of the nljore
tioiied article, and Ct llient for tale
1 tlie lowent IIvIiik price. Tho uctt of
Ir and chewlnr tolmeco vitl be kept
r"lAntly on hand. Those elrlns any
tticle In tn line will ave mefiey by civ
'f mo a call. S. IttitV.
'acloonrllle. July 1. 'GS. Jlltf
DUGAN & WALL,
WARDING AND COMMISSION
U UullitlHK, Cor. Front 6i 1'ttrMU.
CRESCKNT CITY, CAL.
Uril.li attend to the Receiving and For-
M imnllnf nf nil Homl lulrimtril to
ijr care, with proinptiKts nnd dUpatch.
pyonpumcnn toiicitea. Jicrctianaiee re
Iwkj oq Knragc.
j-rtKenl lilly. April it, IBM. la
II.-No jtood dellverttl ntll the frclBbt
I cliarReii are paid. I). & V.
G. W. GREER.
rnY8ICIAN AND SURGhX)N.
Office at til Itcalilcnce on Oregon SU
hTo oil those KnowlDj,' thcinwlrca In-
ti-il t Mm nrt iiriti. np Irfinlr apennnt.
'"Ipleam i:ull nnd rettlu up, or their ac
"it will be placed for collcctlou iu the
-r oi my nitoruey.
Uf old lulmnu will ntlll (lull me. at ntr.
Wfij to attend to my professional dullw.
"i eu3, Bpu
wiiiui ctiin (rnrw m,.i i..m. in t.uiit ftr,
"Xrw :nimi- . Hi. I...n nf jn.ik. rear-
Wiiiut bright Cinnmicut Arito.Mlntic'iitiin,
Tli nm nf - t lilinc," lit. In plwuliis train;
An.l "linVr- Junius lliruuitli niprlunk kill,
IIm glttn Ihe "Aiuth" a matLtt xnM tu 611.
Mr. Editor: The mi culled Democratic
lircM hardly throna off" an Iwuo thai does
not contain an editorial oalnil the citiscni
renldiiip In tho New Kngland Static dis
tingulriilit;; tlietn hi I'uritnn, uncltfo men,
rhoddy rnnlracturr, and the cuttrv of the
rebellion; whiltt an editorial written by
that jK-rjutrd traitor, Mc.Maitcr. of tl
New York Ertcmau't Journal, nnd copteil
into the bun ItuiicImm Monitor, a few
tunnthi ngii, u.crlul that ' you nilglit ilup
a Yanktx' in tire fuce and be would not re
sent It" thin, too, ufur they hud iprunjr
to the recue to the Nulimml Capitul, cut
their way through Italtiumri', and at Hull
Run, Roanoke Inland, Ni-ftborn, uud other
battle-ricld', proved to their admiring coun
trymen that the blood of the slrta of the
revolutlim yet couued through the veins of
There arc, lo-tluy, residing in our inMt,
many cil'zvti from the Slave Stutr ho
believe that their Mlon-citirfin of the
New F.nplund Siak are reniurkuhlechtilly
for the manufacture of wooden clock,
wooden nutmeg, and woodm clicvie, and
aim to place (he colored rucc on un equali
ty, politically and nociully, with theinelvr,
mid Intermarry tliem with their on nnd
duughter; and thU UlrC belief i the fruit
of the teaching of the pro-flavcry Demo
erntlc nft, and demagogue, to the rank
and file of the Democracy, nnd now iuret
n in the face In tho rhapu nf the moot gi
guntic rebellion the world ha t-rer witne-
(d, waged In the lait half or the nlneteenlh
cenlury, to jierpcltmie lotman lovery, with
nil It untold horror, hi the In ml of Wash
ington, end In gradually di'Tmnclilne fret-
born AinerSeni ami untunilit d fon-!pter
ol the right of voting, or having a voice
In the framing of the laws that govern
them, except through a jrroperty qualifica
tion, and tending fa id Inception and con
cepllon to the odioui feature of the Kng
lifh Government, undr which Ireland ha
groaned for so many centuries, and by
which thirty thousand landholder of tire
United Kingdom gotern with a rod of koo
Iweuty-H-ven millions nf people.
I, fir, da not put inywlf forward at the
champion of the New Kngland Slate, for
ilitir hlalory ii blazoned on their coantryV
escnlclieon, and I heir intelleclual endow,
men Is have permeated all pari of oar com
mon country, but us on humble, IrJuliborn
citlu-n, wlro tee to nuny of his country
men milled by the commlxiloned and paid
ogenti of the slave conspirators, whilst, ut
the same time, enjoying the protection of
our flag, I deem It my duly with what lit
tle ubility J pouesi to thow the fAltily of
Ihcir nfsertions nnd premlre, ulthou;;li tny
education under old " Rough und Ready"
would have better fitted me fur a dr&teut
field However, ni the sapient warriors of
nfcession amongst us have concluded that
"discretion Is the better part of valor,''
and their courage, like ' Hub Acres'," ooz
ing out nt their fiuger'a end, 1 will not besi-
lute to meet them with the pen, as after all
It may be mightier than the sword.
I, perhaps, woaM not have been led Into
the train of fhoagkt that Induced me to
write this letter, bat for nccldently finding
a copy of the Maryarille Exprat, of tho
I Oth Inst, wherein the pabulum Is freely
dealt out that Inspires the follower of Jill.
Davit nnd the Southern Confederacy; nnd
os the unoamed editors of that idiert n-ciii
to have ua holy a horrrrr of Alio Lincoln
as Col. T'Vault has for the huge black-
snake that Is crashing rattlcxnake and Cop
perhead alike to ils contracting fuldi, I
wish to Intimate to ils proprietor to make
sure of their luUenption, a the peraou to
whom the copy I found was addressed (old
me in Jacksonville, two years ago this
ntoath, in presence of two respectable wit-
nrv, that ' before lie would live under the
I linvcrnmcnt of the United Slate, should
tie national until lie successful In crushing
,i i nt t n .01 .
!' rebellion, he would go to Canada nnd
"kc the oath of allegiance to Quern
ictoriu' and. '-be j ibcr" mnn, II he
de. we'll carry the fl ig Mr rr, too.
"Oh I frreilnm, li trntU will mr rrtlirn,
On trll our Utmlrn, th Itanra,
Tint tl rr(rr to l.lrj fir an g at thy tlirlnr,
vban to llv for a inoui.nl la ilultii."
Applegate, Oct. 21, 18C3.
From " Soger Hoy."
Hiu'krau Rtvrn. I. T., Oct. 1, 16C3.
.'. Stntmtl:" It Is n Ions roud that
has no turn," nys tho old ad.igv; nnd,
though I liuvo not seen n Skntinru with
It lamlliar rijuarr, fur near four month,
I still hope It will meet mc again ome
where with good cheer, a tiunl. I am
Inlli lo believe that the fnsill remain" of
the defunct Gnsrttc have aMiimed inch gi
gantic proportions a to tender obsolete an
Institution of inch long standing, and in
trinsic value to the country, as the Sknti
xr.u Under the direction of it veteran
editor, nnd with ils promising antecedent,
I should not expect otherwise than that
the Intrlligtnl-Sir would launch forth nt
once with proiijierou rail, and, jierlmpi.
"eclipse your commerce" to the extent of site of old Fort Hall, we pasml for more
the patronage of Joitphint county. Un-1 than forty mile along the base of moun
ters her county officials have mended their j tain from which a at, broad expanse of
system of jHiyment for their printing, the I lna field Urclched nway darkly towards
Skstinw. " or any other man" would Snake river. These form a complete bar-
be far belter off without their patronage.
I'erhaps the hoary editor of the exhumed
GasttU "Standing upon no eminence of
an evening overlooking the valley," etc.
will be kind enough to Inform you, before
he niwnd4 operation, by what manner of
financiering he make that kind of patron
I lul wrolc you from Holsc River.
Since that lime, our expedition hai march
ed a long, and in many respects very pleuv
ant, march ol SSO miles; making, on the
way, many scouts with small detuchnu-nts
from the main command. The scouting
parties have contributed largely to our
fund of Information with regurd lo the
country along ihe route. The whole of
that large region north of Snake River,
lying toward the source of UoIse und Salm
on river, and of which but little hat been
known until very recently, has been thor
oughly seouled. and much valuable Infor
mation obtained, that will prove service
able hereufier In the development of the
hidden resources there treasured. It I al
ready a settled fact that the gold mine nf
this region are rich, and It will wpiire no
great length of time to develop them suf
ficently fur many to find In these monu-
tains, what they have vainly sought else
where, jiaying diggings. Indeed, there I
already a considerable number of miners
wt South Hoise, nnd their supplies are be-1
ing packed nnd teamed from Salt lake
Yulley. It i nearer lo these mines from
Fort Hull than to the mines at Ik-aver
Head and Fust Huuuock; and as the sap.
plri-s for the latter mines, except on occa
sional traio from the Missouri River.-corne
from Suit Lake Valley, by way of Fort
Hull, the fame learns that load for Reaver
Head, on their arrival at Fort Hall will be
directed to South Rolse by the difference
In distances to the markets.
Camas lValrie will afford good homes
for a large nuaiber of fettlers, and these
wiil be supplied from the immigration at
tracted there by the iew mines. 1 find
that persons crossing the plains at this lute J
day, come with all tho vagae, inflated no
lions that characterized Ihe earlier pilgrim?;
and it is atmoit impossible to dissuade them
from immediately entering the mines, and
at the vcarot point. To accomplish this, !
large proportion of this year's emmigra- J
lion diverged from their original lino of I
policy, and went flocking Into Reaver !
Head. Camas I'ralrie can not fail to be,
u place of considerable importance when
ever the demand for supplies in its imme-
diate vielulty eliull warrant scttlcmcct
there, and that tlmo Is evidently nt hand.
Salmon and South Rolre rivers hare their
source from the tango of mountains skirt
ing the northern boundary of Camas l'ral
rle, nnd, In the absence of belter proof, I
would think the roughness and extreme
height of these mountains sufficient to war-
mnt the existence of rich gold mines In
their midst. The valley Is full thirty mile
In length and will average one-half that
distance In w dth, which gives it an area
of four hundred and fifty rquate miles. It
lies between 43 and -M north latitude,
and between the 114th and 115th degrees
or longitude, and I about 100 ml Irs from
New Fort Rolse, ISO from Fort Hall, and
fifty miles north of Salmon Falls. It Is, In
every respect, io far ai It natural nppcar
mice and the nature of It surroundings
ould Indicate, susceptible of e cry thing
that would make an agricultural district
in nny country. Fine mounlnin stream.
In grtnt number, cnure down from hill
side, covered with fine pine timber, and
cross the valley at Interval just suitable
lor purposes of Irrigation; these unite nt
Ihe south side of the valley, forming the
west fork of Molale river, which flunacast
ward through the whole length of the valley.
On the inarch from this valley to Illack
foot Ferry, which is twelve miles nWe the
rirr; so much mi, that only a single foot
path erodes them from Fort Hull loSalm
on Full. Refore reaching the ferry, we
had lo crost a doer', of forty miles In width,
'litis desert appears to be only n continua
tion of the lava field, on a milder plan
being coinpoxd, not wholly of cinder
rib and backbone but slightly Interspers
ed with sand-hllU and sage plain.
Arriving at the Itlackfoot Ferry on the
lTlhof August, we met Capt. Crawford,
of Ihe Kmlgrant Kscort. We movul down
on the 18th, and made our camp on Fort
Neaf river. The two rommund Mug lo
gel her, and llierc being plenty ot)ouog la
dies in the trala of richly wogons with
Cupt. Crawford's command, it Is but rea
sonable to suppom our few joung inrn, my
self included, lud u general good time.
Cuptuir Crawford passed down Ihe south
side of the river, Marling on I bo 20lh, and
our command cuiae back ou the ticttb side,
starting on the 27lh of August,
At Cunias l'ralrk',whirv Major Rlnror
son. In command (t lo companies of In
faiitry, hud been left in charge of our sup
ply depot, we made another halt, from the
Gib until the 11 lb of Beiteu&er, whtu the
Cavalry started southward to&ilmon Falls,
nni the Infantry pasted back to Fort Holte
over the nune route wecume.
Scouting frwa Sahnori Fall, n wrly of
our command JIcovmJ Ihe Ureal Full
on Siule River, tieurly forty collet above
Salmon Falls, and two wiles further ut
the Shoehoie Fulls, -of whlcJi aomelhlng
has beta said and written witiln the few
yeurs lart past. Those Falls are ell worth
visiting. Itpeclally arc the Great Falls
"interesting, from the fuct fhat Ihe surround
iiiL's are more grand orxl picturesque. The
Great Fall are l'Jd feet iniight, aud the
water falls perpendicular, iu one sheet near
one thocsand fid in width. Shoshone
HMJs are 18K feet fnlelght,ond tk-nater
ijurs ner la two distinct volumes, per
laps fifty feet euch In width, making two
groat pillars of spray us they plunge into
the abyss Mow, Theso falls alone are more
thun I shall even attempt to -describe in a
tetter, if I were able for (he tusk, I will
paM to teK you that I have abandoned
some of nry Cue breams of glory. 1 believe
surn vlsluns a haunted my slumbers before
I came out here were delusive, and only
calculated to make one dissatisfied with
himself. I am fraqk enough to confu,
whatever I may have anticipated before i
started, that 1 bavu not been able to per
celve Just where the point of honor lies, nor
n here the glory i to comofiom. Tioe, we
II expcetctl to find plenty or Indian, ant!
Intended (o give them battle from the out
set ; but we did not find tho tnemy, onJ
conwfiucntly did not win n great victory.
Thu you have the simple rtory of our cam
paign. What may turn up Iretwren heru
and winter (piarlcrs, which is at least a
month ahead of ns, 1 leave to the future.
I only know we have searched faithfully
and well a larger eopc of country than any
one tribe nf Indians ought to own, and if
any do own It, they are not at home to
claim It. I have heard from thu City of
Ihe Saints, that they have nil left this part
ofthecounlry.at re-quest of parties In vicin
ity of Ihe Mormon cnpltal, who have bton
kcts and thing to parc, nnd, hnvlng no
poor Indians In that snlnlly Und since the
memorable Imlllo of Rear River, Ihey In
vite older folks' Indian In from ofur to re
ceive their overflowing bounty.
I. 8. Oct. 2d. A scouting parly, con
futing of Lieut. Woymlre nnd twenty men
of Co. "D," have just returned, nml report
having met ami " cleaned out " a party of
about thirty Indians yesterday morning,
near twenty miles above here, on this
strain. They found four Indians drod on
Ihe ground. Several escaped, badly wound
ed. The parly bring with them two line
American horses and two ponies ; ulso a
rifle, some Iwiws and arrows, am about six
rounds of ammunition, taken from tho In
dians, Cuptulu Curry uml twenty uivti are
still out, having been gone nlaa day. Lt,
Wuymlro had started to meat hliu, but re
turned exi account of ration for hi men.
iNCWEKr Or TIIK IIATTI.K Or ClIICKA'
mai'oa. Among Ihe Incident nf Ihe bat
tle of Suturday, Col. Wilder drscriocd thu
frightful slaughter of Loagstrcci' men at
the time Ihey wero driven back by our left
wing. TLI celebrated eorp, us despsralo
soldiers ast-rer lived, attacking two divis
ion, Yun Clere's and Darin's, lo tlui right
and u little In frout of Wilder, rvpsrulnl
them ami pushed on ibriHigb the open
space yelping ihe rebel about I u yelp,
instead of a civilized hurrah and confi
dent of victory, A pnrliitfi of theni had
lo en a smull field, behlud which, Iu Ii?
bordering wood, Wildtr lay, und through
which ran a ditch five or six feet diep, In
carry off the water of an adjacrul itrru-u
or uip, As the rebel en lend this
field, hi heavy lauuu fully CKp-wed, the
mouuleii Infantry, wilt their svvcu shoot
ing rifle, kept up a continuum blast of fire
upon Hit m, while Lilly, with hi Indiaiu
lialtcry, burled through tlieui doable ahoU
led canister from hi lOpouudtr rllles, at
less tluu Ibrce hundred yards. The tUVcl
was awl. Rvery shot seemed t'i trll.
The head of the column, us It wus p'iilil
on by taase behind, appearnl lo m-ltuway
or link into the earth, fur though continu
ally moving, It ;nt no i-tarer.
It broke at last avd fell back in great
disorder. It was rallied and ruwe on ugaln
and with detpcralo resolulioii puihe
through the f re tx the ditch, I lero nil why
could get In oe& shelter, Imluiitly Lilly
whirled two uf lik guns and poured right
down Ihe whole length of the ditch hi
horrsVile double- canister. Hardly a moo
got ut of it alive. ' At this point," laid
Wilder, who lis beeu seasoned to slaugh
ter 4y being two hundred time under fire,
" it actually seemed a pily to kill men so.
They fell in besps, and 1 had !t In toy
heart to order Ihe firing lo cease, to end
the awful sight." Rut the merciless seven
hooters and canister would not Hop, ti4
again the boasted Doner of L.'o's arm
was crushed Into a disorderly mob aud
driven off. AVheo the firing ceased, one
could have walked for two hundred yard
down that ditch ou dead rebels, without
touching the ground.
LiXKlr. " I'm afraid you'll forget n,
wife, while I'm away," iU a bravo effloer,
"Never fear, niy dear, the loagcr )eu irs
Iu your country's service, the better I sits!)