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TOE I OREGON .
Oh I Krln, loVod Innd or my birth,
)iy KiirIIiIi mlnrula long oppressor);
Ulottml out from the liatlom of psirflt.
And tlijr prtoplc, by famine, dltnMcil.
"When In tnlscry'n tears, mnd with prler,
M'ltli thy starved om uitcufflncd in rest;
A young nutlun sprung to thy relief,
'Twin Columbia tlio lur.d of tlio Wot.
Mr. Editor: X younger brother mny
injuro thceJder brother to whom ho owes
Kratitndo and love; may, by unnatural per
lidy, givo to that brother years of unrcqui
ted toil, and in tlio stretch of his muligni
ty may invade the family hearth, and by
libcllioiM slander? endeavor to steal the af
fections of a son from his father; but base
s arc those acts, reprobated as they would
he by all good men, they pnlc into inslg
nificuncc when compared with tlio in fumy
of tlio naturalised cititcen who strikes at
the heart of the benefactor that wanned
iiim into life, for behold, Americans, I was
stranger and you took mo in; I was Imn
jjry and you gave me to eat; I was naked
und you clotlied me; I was without money
and you gave mc well paid employment,
and placet your gold and silver miues with
in the reach of my industry; I was with
out land and you endowed mo from your
princely domain; you took mo within the
wgis of your Constitution, enfolded mc in
your nutional flag, placed on my shoulders
the toga of a Inw-makor, sotted mc in the
council hall of your wise men, and when
the insidious domestic enemy attacked yon
witli his armed legions, nnA you called on
mc to nsslst you with men to beat thorn
back, with money for arm?, and food and
clothing for your soldiers, t repulsed yon,
nud held yonr hands whilst my friends of
the slave power were mangling your breast
with their bowie-knives, and wounding your
pymotrictil limbs with their minic bulls;
and as your warm blood spirted all around,
m tlio wnilings of your widows and or
phans filled the land with grief, i gloried
in the work I iiad done, nnd the men of
tlio slave power gave mc upplausc. Hut,
), Powers of Darkness, what do I behold ?
Tho rift that spreads its dark pall o'er the
Union is rent in twain, and gliding on tho
Tuinbow light that fillls tho opening n beau
tiful female descends, folding up her azure
wings as she alights nt the side of my ben
afactor. Around her temples filio wears a
wreath of oak leaves, and on her head is ti
cap of tlio most beautiful texture, whoso
colors arc red, white and blue, and on front
of tho cap, in corruscating brilliants, is the
word Libcity. She stoops and raises the
head of my benafactor to her knee, draws
aside his bloody vesture, with her pearly
teeth pulls out tho broken ends of the dag
gers; with more than surgical skill extracts
tho balls, pours odorous balscin on tho
wounds, binds them up, gives him a drink
of tho pellucid waters of freedom, raises
him to his feet, throws her right arm
around his waist, and he, resting with his
left on her shoulder, pains renewed life and
strength, and waving his sword, dented but
not broken, ho rallies tho bleeding ranks of
his soldiers, calls on his countrymen for aid,
and Kentucky, that my slave friends made
so suro of, springs witli sixty thousand of
her riflemen to reinforce his ranks; Califor
nia, that wo used such strenuous efforts to
betray, pours twenty-seven thousand of
her stout miners and farmers into tho ficM;
lesser States aid his cause, and Ohio, the
.ame of our ally, Vnllandighum, sends ono
hundred thousand "buckeyes'1 to swell tho
mighty flood, whHst Pennsylvania, with
thirty thousand men, firmly cements tho
Koyatono of the Federal Arch. Appalled
at tho sight, I ask a bleeding and mangled
soldier of Meagher's old brigade who tho
beautiful maiden is, and he tells mc (whilst
pleading with Mary tho Queen of Heaven
to intqreedo with her beloved son for tho
forgiveness of bis sins) that it is tho " God
dess of American Liberty, and as tho death
daws' gather on his forehead, sighs out with
an expiring breath "Erin go liragh."
Yes, tho people of the United States have
innde up their verdict, handed it to their
officers to execute, and my friends of the
slave power will bu punished and made to
respect tho laws, whilst I, oh, infamy ! I
will be disfranchised by an net of the Leg
islature of Oregon, impaled between two
thieves, ono who with jeers and jihes pub
lished tho stolen correspondence, of nn hop,
ored citizen, tho other who stole, with Fcr-p?nt-like,
tongue, into the confldencoof my
unsuspecting countrymen, and wenned
t hem from their sworn allegiance, and all
rtree of m will represent in our persons
tiw.satanie 'trinity tf ingratitude, perjury
and treason. JIiukunia.
OY TIIK COUNTRY l'ARSOl
It must bo admitted, with greategret,
that people who make a considerable pro
Cession of religion have succeeded in mnk
inir themselves more thoroughly disngreen-
bio than almost any other human beings
have made themselves. You will find peo
ple who claim not merely to be pious and
Christian people, but to be very much
mom pious and Christian than others, who
are extremely uncharitable, unamaible, re
pulsive, stupid, and narrow-minded, and in
tensely opinionated and sof-satisfled.
Wo know, from very high authority, that
n Christian ought tn be an epistlo in com
mendation or the blessed faith he holds.
Hut it is beyond question that many peo
ple who profess tn be Christians arc like
grim gorgon's heads, warning people ofFTrom
having anything to do with Christianity.
Why should u mlddlc-uRcd clergyman
walk about the streets with a sullen and
malignant 6cowl always upon his face,
which at tlio best would be a very ugly one?,
Why should another walk with his nose in
tlio air, and his eyes rolled up until they
seem very likely to roll out? And why
should a third be dabbled over with a
clammy perspiration, and prolong ull his
vowels to twice their usual length ? It is,
indeed, a most woful thing, that people
who cvlnco a spirit in every respect tlio di
rect contrary to that of our blessed Re
deemer, should fancy that they are Chris
tians of singular attainments; and it is
moro woful still thut many young people
should be sen red into religion or unbelief
by the wretched delusion that these crea.
tares, wickedly caricaturing Christianity,
nrc fuirly representing it. I have seen
more deliberate malice, more lying and
cheating, more backbiting und slandering,
denser stupidity nnd greater self-sufficiency
among bad-hearted und wrong-headed re
ligionists, than among any other human
beings. I have known moro malignity
uud slander conveyed in tlio form of pray
er, thun should have consigned an ordinary
slanderer to the pillory. I havu known a
person who made evening pruyer n meaps
of infuriating and stabbing tho servants
under the pretext ol confessing their sins.
" Thou knowest, Lord, how thy servants
havo been occupied this day;" with these
word did the blasphemous mockery of
prayer begin ono Sunday evening in it
house I could easily indicate; and then the
man, under the pretext of addressing the
Almighty, raked up the misdoings of the
servnnts (they being present, of course) in
a fashion which, if he had ventured on at
any other time, would probably lmvo led
some of them to assault him.
A Rr.iiKi. Mail Cai'tuuki). A Knox
villo correspondent says : At Cumberland
(Jap wo captured a lurgo rebel mail jut
made up for departure, und it has furnished
us witli nn almost inexhaustible fund of
amusement and instruction. It revealed
the fact, which has been disputed, that tho
Georgia troops are as dissatisfied as any in
tho Confederate service. I paid particular
attention to this point, and out of the
large number of Georgia letters that I read
I found but two that displayed any confi
dence whatever in tho rebel cause. One
gentleman wrote homo to his wife not to
sell his two pigs for Confederate money, as
it wns not worth a d n. Another says :
" If this war ain't closed soon there will bo
no men left. Wo can't light a world full
of men. The south can't stand much
longer; our men are all deserting." An
other is more explicit: "I lmvo never seen
men so out of heart. You hud better set
your honso in order, for by Christmas we
shall be back in tlio Uuion. If peaco don't
come soon we'll ull desert." This i3 tlio
spirit displayed by all or nearly all
of these letters a spirit of utter despair
for the rebel cause, und n willingness to
take tho Union on any terms, so it bring
peaco. Jn tins connection i may mention
the fact of n Georgia regiment having left
this place for Clinton, a lew weeks before
lift1; SSd ulrK S Clinlon'wUl, K
ono hundred, the remainder having bidden
tlio rebel service n long adieu in the dark
ness ol" tho night, and betaken themselves
to their homes. If nil them straws wcro
from Tcnnesseo or North Carolina thoy
A Picture of .Life.
Tho Btrccts were flooded with sunshine,
And Fashion and Folly and Pride,
Wcro sweeping ulong a.sonlloss throng
Tho bright waves of tho living tide;
And the rustle or silk wns tnu!c,
Tho crush of the saline, song,
And tho waving or feathers, banners,
To their hearts as they rolled along.
And they thought not of the harsher muste
That was rending the air with it" breath
Or tho trumpet's yell, and tho Bcrcnmlng
And the terrible mnrch or death;
Thought not or tho battle-rent banners
That wcro dyed in a crimson flood,
Or tho narrow grave, and tho bold and
That were wrapped In a shroud of blood.
IJut ns in tho brightest sunlight
A shadow will suddenly fall;
And as in the hour when Mirth has power
Thcro will flutter tho shade or a pall?
So creeping amid the splendor,
The glitter of wealth and pride,
Two soldiers, wounded nnd worn nnd pale,
Came, tottering, sldo by side.
From ono had been torn a staltwart limb
And nn arm had the other lost,
And a sabre stroke had his fair brow broke,
And his check with scars was crossed.
A man in his prime and n beardless boy,
Kach wear the badge of tho brave,
Far nobler than star or than jeweled cross,
That e'er king or emperor gave.
And this had been won nt Fredericksburg,
When tho air wns with hell accurst:
And thus hand to hand when a prowling
On tho lonely ptckot burst;
And crippled, dbtlgnred In form nnd fnee,
They crept through the gaudy throng,
With silent lips, but with wounds that plead,
Kach helping the other along.
And leaning against a cliurcn yard rail,
They gazed with a longing eye,
Where, as ir they were rolled or molten
Were oranges piled high;
Whero tho brown banana showed Us side,
The apple Its rosy Hush,
And tho g apes that tho sun had lovingly
.Still boro tho tint or Its blush.
With eyes that pain nnd fever had dimmed,
They trembling stood nnd gazed
While tho human tide swept by their side,
And satins and jewels blazed
Longing, with penniless pockets,
Or tho lucioiiK juice to sip
Longing to cool with Its freshness
Tho thin and the parching lip.
lint father and mother nnd sister,
The wife and the maiden fair,
Passed swiftly by, with averted eye,
Or broad and haughty staro;
And, shuddering, hastened onward
From thu wrecks that war had thrown
Hack on life's shores, to creep to the grave,
And thanked God they wcro not their own!
Thanked God, with the prayer or tho Phar
isee, IJut marked not tho longing eyes;
What to them was the gold the purso would
Or tho grapo with Its lucent dyes?
And the hearts or the brave men trembled
They had dono lu tho wildest fray,
And a sigh llko n moan a breath liko a
Shook their forms, as they turned away.
"Comrade" said one. "I often thought
As I lay on the hospital cot,
I had wou fame, and a soldier's name,
And I should never bo forgot;
Hut It Is not so I Far hotter for both--"
The rest was lost in a sigh;
But tho lips of tho boy took up tho words
God help us I why did wo not dlo ?"
Just then there camo dancing across tho
A little, rosy-che-jked girl,
With tho bluo or tho sky in her laughing eye,
And her hair all In frolicsome curl;
She bought or thu fairest oranges there,
And turned as In act to go,
When sho saw the pale faec9 and quivering
Tho malned forms and tho speechless woe.
Oh I then a bright smile such ns nugols
jiuiivuil-n riiiiriiiuu u ii' iivi mvu
T,w ,.ftaliVnt giow ti,at tho soul will k
wjen u icqU tUo Tn.ono of Ql
Heaven's sunshine lit up her face-
SI, Pressed upon then, with gentle force,
Hit . f tk ll... II, ..1 .. t.. JAnli
urn rare nun, hiuii in-ii in in iuu.
IJut a warm kiss lingered oil either hand,
And each was gemmed with u tear.
In friendship, ns in love, wo arc often
j n -
THE VERY BEST JL.lv "US
CAn bo profitably told ftt
ONE-BIT A GLASS,
Of which you ran tie nullified tijr
culling t tlio
WE keep constantly nn liMid the best
of "Wines, liquors und Cig
ars, und invite our friends und the public
to call and test them. We have reduced
the Ml) prices heretofore prevailing. nnd nre
confident of our ubility tn make a fair liv
ing by furnishing the best articles at legit
mute prices for 1803.
LUNCH at 11 A. M., and 10 P. M
Ice in abundance.
It. K. MYERS & CO.
Jnck'wnvlllf , .Inly 22, 1863. iHigjlf
Receiving ami Opening
ENTIHE KEW STOCK
Fall and Winter Goods,
Direct from San Francisco, ut their
And are determined to
SELL, AS CHEAP
AS ANY OTHER IIOUNK I.V JACKSON
County, For Cash.
Jacksonville. Aiir. 20. IHlilt. nulltf
CHEAP FOR CASH
Corner of Oregon and Main Streets,
HAS just received an ndditlon to Ills
former largo and well selected Stock of
FANOY, STAPLE & SUMMER
BOOTS AND SHOES,
Crockery, Mining Tools,
All at Reduced Prices.
ONE and ALL aro Invited to fa
vor him with a call.ns It costs noth
ing to show goods, and it Is n pleas
ure to sell them at prices so low
that none cau complain.
Highest Price Paiil for Pro
(luce in Exchange for Goods.
TIIK above hotel, filtuatcd at EVANS
VILLE, Jackfon County, Oregon, near
the lfoguu Illver Company' bridge across
ltouuo Hiver, with a Fine Garden- splen
didly enclosed, and some luud adjoining,
will bo for rent on and after tho 1st day of
uctobcr, leu:. Tlio present occurmiu will
dbposo of some furniture to tho incoming
tennnt. This is a moht favorable opportu
nity for soma good man to get into a good
Alo, tho T' Vault Uanch adjoining paid
town, 50D acres of Uuu meadow, tor rent at
thu same time.
Apply to Thomas Chavcncr. near the
prembes. THOMAS OHAVKNKR.
August 14, 18li:. ftuglttf
WANTED. -Two good HOOT AND
SIlOKMAKKRSand ono TANNKK.
Apply at the I'hiuulx Tauucry, Jucktou
county, Oregon. aug2t f
'OOL- Highest prieo paid for Wool
at UUAUiiUUY & WAIJEb,
ESTATE of Carrick Scott Mnynntt
By nn order tif the County Court, In and
fof'tho county of Douglas and State oi'Ore
Kofi, made at the September Term of tho paid
Court, A. D. 18(:t, directing us to Roll cer
tain real estate or the late Carrick Scott
Muynatt, wo will oil or for sale, on the prem
ise, on Cow Creek, In Cow Creek Precinct,
In Douglas county, State or Oregon, on Sat
urday, tho flth day or December, between
the hours or 10 o'clock A. M. and 4 1'. M..
tho following described Heal Estate, beln1
uiug at tho quarter section post, on the line
between sections 22 and !2.'l, in township T.,
south rnngo o west; tlienco running north
40:00 chains; thenco east 20:01) chains;
tlienco north 40:00 chains; thence west 50:00
chains; thence south 80:00 clinlus; thence
east 20:41 chains, to thu placu of beginning
containing 1117 (il-100 acres, more or less,
to the highest bidder, for cash.
J. G. MYNATT, W. K. MYNATT.
October Hi. 180!?. net 3 1-4 w
BY virtue or nn execution, to mo directed,
issued out of the Circuit Court, for tho
County or Dougbw and Statu or Oregon,
for tho wnut of sufllelent personal proper
ty. I havo levied upon nnd will proceed to
sell, to tho highest bidder, for cash,
Oji tht 28j day of November A. D. 180.1,
between tho hours of 10 o'clock a. m. and
4 v. M. of Mild day. at thu Court House
door in said county, all the riulit. title and
Interest of WILLIAM WILSON to tho fob
lowing described property, to-wlt: A cer
tain plecu ol' laud beginning at a point 1:1! t
chains east or tho uortliin-t corner or J.
llcckwnrtli's Donntlon Land Claim No. 'M,
in township HO, south or range 4 west; run
ning thence north 2S:00 chains; theucu east
7:00 chains; tlienco west 8:00 chains; tlioncr!
south 0:110 chains; thenco east ll:8.i chains,
to thu place of beginning, containing six
and sixty oiic-huudredths acres. Also, Ilia
following described premises, to-wlt: Deglu
uiug at tho northeast corner of thu Lund
Claim or J. W. llcckworth, No. !)!, townMilp
HO, south or range No. 4 west; running
thenco 2?:,J.P links; thence south 1 1:25 links
thenco east !I7:2." links; tlienco north 1 1:2.1
links, to thu plauoor beginning, containing
thirly-ono and twenty-ouo oue-hiindredtliH
acres, all bclnjr. and lying in thu County of
Don (.'las and Hint n of Oregon, with thu ap
purtenances thereunto belonging. The snitl
property is taken to satisfy an execution',
Issued out or said Court, In favor of LKON
Alt!) STINGKIt, and against WILLIAM
WILSC'N. for tho sum of (3211 20-100)
two hundred and eleven and twenty one
liundri'dN dollars Judgment, ami costs and
accruing costs. L. 1IOWK.
Sherlfl'of Douglas Co., Ogn.
llosohurg, Oct. 21st. IHttf. oct!llw4
IN TIIK OIltCUIT COURT OP Till?
Stute of Oregon, for the County of
Allen F. Fnrnhnm Plaintiff, vs. John K.
Horn, Joseph Jacobs, Murray Harnett and
hlSKuardlau John liarnett, Jese Hobtui-oa
nud thu said John Harnett, Uiclmrd Har
nett. 1). H. Harnett. James Harnett und his
wllo Isabella AtilaruuU, Thomas Harnett,
Peter Kesltngaud his wife Catherine Ken
ling, Joseph Gaston uud V. II. S. Hyde,
Injunction and MUpitlviuciitnl mil In
To the nbovo unmet! defendants: You ara
hereby summoned nud required to appear
In thu Mild Court, on thu liit day of thu
next term thereof, to bo began and held at
tho Court HoiifC, in tho town of Jackson
ville, in mid county, on tho 8th day of Feb
ruary 1804, and answer thu complaint or
thu said Plalntltr, tiled against you In said
Court, or thu fumu will bo taken for con
fessed, and thu Court will decree thu four
deeds executed by thu said llaruetts uud thu
snid Peter ICcsling and his wile Catherine!
Kcsltng, for tho Donation Laud Claim No.
48, or tho snid John Harnett and his wlfo
Margaret, lying In said county, to buhl
Horn!, will bu deduced fraudulent and void;
and the judgment rendered in thu said
Court, on thu 10th day of June. 18(i!t, In fa
vor of Murray Harnett and John U. Howl,
against Jesse Robinson, for thu sum of six
thousand three hundred dollars and costs of
tho suit, will bu declared fraudulent and
void nnd perpetually enjoined; and thu
Plalutitl'wlll taku judgment ugainst thu de
fendants for thu cost and disbursement of
the suit, and for such other nnd further re
lief as may appear to thu Court equitable
uud just, in thu premises.
By order of P. P. Prim, Judgo.
It. F. DUWELL.
Attorucy for Plaintiff.
October 28. 18fi!l. octal m3
County Treasurers Office
At Law Oniio of
JACOBS & UUSHKLT
Etnto of Orison County of .Tiickaon.
TA.X-l'AYKII.S aro ht-rvliy notllk'd that tlio Imokt
nrn iniw ready. All vraoiiH hating taxes u
kcsmnI iiRiilint Ilium la sulil county, ru roiuustod to
ii.iy such taxM tu tlio Tre.wuror of said county (or
liW Oiputy), at liU ollli'o tn .laukfcouvlllo, befuru tin)
tint iluy of Juiiimry next. Tlio Amount of UUtta
Tux lUitsscd Is luyiiblu In i;cld or hIIvoi- coin.
K. 8. MOR(AN,1'ro.uunr,
I'er K. Y. Hvistll, Deputy.
Jacksonville, Oct. "I, ISiU. ocfilwJ
ESTATE of Win. II. Mowatt, deccftcd,
Notice is hereby given to all whom it
may concern, that tho undersigned has been
appointed Administrator of tho estate of
W. 11. Mowatt, deceased, lato or Jackson
county, Oregon. All persons indebted to said
estato aro tiolKtcd to pay tip within tx
months; and nil persons having claims'
agaliibt Mild estate, aro requested to present
them for payment to mo, nt my residenco"
on Hear Creek, within six months from date.
JOHN WATSON, Adiuln'r,'
Uk.vu Ckeek, Juckbou County. Oct.17, W''