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Meeting ax Clatsop. Wo Jiaye received tire pro
ceedings of a meeting of the citizens or Clatsop, in re
ference tQ'voluntcering for the war, which was held
on the 12th inst. A. E. Thompson officiated as chair
man, and Geo W. Bell as secretary. Appropriate
resolutions were adopted, and pertinent and patriotic
adresics made by Col. Tavloii and others. The fol
lowing named gentlemen carac forward at the meeting
and volunteered for the war :
James Taylor, Joel Welch, L. B. Hall, D. II.
Tbinder, John Richey, R. VV. Morrison, N. A. Ebbkr
man, who have, with the most commendable despatch,
already joined the forces now on their way to the
scene of action. A resolution was passed to protect the
claims of absentee in the army.
Returned. Col. Food and party have returned fonm.
their trip of exploration to the Klamel country. The
want of a compptcnt guide was the cause of the un
successful issue of the expedition, as we learn. Col.
K. intends to organize anplher company for the pur
pose, at the earliest practicable period.
New Plow. Mr. J. B. Price, of this Cily, was show
ing'us a few days since, at bis establishment, quite an
improvement in the pattern and manufacture of the
plow. The article was made by bim after the style of
a recent premium plow from Illinois. The mould-board
is cast-iron) with steel share ad wroughl-lron coulter.
It may be inspected at Mr. Price's.
Humble workman ! 'mid the treasures
Earth so gratefully bestows,
Crowning rugged toil with pleasures,
That the sluggard never knows;
Weary not in thy well doing,
Blessings follow every care,
Digging, planting, reaping, sowing,'
Tilling God's own wide parterre.
Ills nation's pride her strongest pillar
Thousands, on a foreign shore,
Bless the noble, free-born tiller,
Sharing his free-offered store;
Foes swear friendship, true and lasting.
Conquered by flic "staff of life;"
Belter than with red sword, blasting
Dopes and homes in deadly strife.
Honor, then, thy high vocation
Speed the earth-controlling pldw,
'Tis the glory of thy nation,
Long, long, may it be as now;
Almoni: 'A those rici treasures
Fruitful nature lends to man,
Steward of earth's goods and pleasures,
God's own titled nobleman.
Another Trades. The ship Don Quixot, with a car
go or goods for this port, was advertised to leave the
Islands a few days subsequent to the depaitureof the
Vancouver. She'is probably now in the river.
To " Cola." TV e found a communication in out offico
with this signature attached, which we must decline
publishing, on account of the intemperate language
it contains. Although our press is free andopen to all,
yet wc will not have it prostituted by being employed
in a scurilous controversy. With the view of achieving
public pood, 'Cola' may write about whom be pleases,
whether it be Gov. Abernclhy or the President of the
U. States, and so long as bis language is gentlemanly,
ue will publish It, although he 'declines' to inform us
as to Ms address. His intimation about our being
afraid,' is quite as superfluous, be may find, as -occasion
might prove it to be unjust.
Amendments to the Organic Law. At the election
next June, the people will be called upoi to decide
whether the Organic Law shall be amended as follows :
To strike uulof Art. 3d, Sec. ist, the word 'Territo
rial Recorder' and insert 'Clerk of the county court,
in the county where said claim, or any part thereof,
'may be located : Provided that where anv doubt exists
in tnemindof the claimant,as to which nt two counties
bis or her land may lio in, he or she may record in ei
ther. 'Sc. 2. Any person, bvforc his or her claim shall be
recorded, shall be required to make oath, that he or she
has abandoned all former records, which beorhe may
bave had, to any other land claim in Oregon.
Sec. G, to strike out the word ' regulate' and insert
In relation to tbo oath of office, that it rca ' You do
swear, or affirm, (as the case may be) that you will
support the Organic Laws of the provisional Govern
ment of Oregon, and faithfully demean yourself in
OfllGe so help you 8od.'
Immigrants from California. Letters have been
received feero from California, which state that there
will be quite an extensivo emigration from that country
to this, during this year. Many of those who went
thcro, from Oregon, last year, have expressed Ihern
solves dissatisfied withthc country, and intend returning.
TO THE CITIZENS OF OREGON.
I shall leave Oregon City about the 10th of May for
the army. Those that wish to lend letters, papers,
clothing, provisions, munitions of war, etc., will de
liver them at the Commissary office by that lime. There,
will be an opportunity of conveyance for any new
recruits, as I shall go up by water. There are a num
ber of youths not 16 years of age, now on their way
to the field of battle, whose cheeks glovv with patrio
tism and victory, who would like to have a small piece
of bread from their friends in the valley. - Harvest is
near at hand and there is a surplus of produce in the
country. Fathers and mothers, send your brave sons
a shirt, a pair of socks, or a piece of bread.
Wheat will be received at the Island mill for tho
army, and forwarded immediately.
CLACKAMAS CIRCUIT COURT.
SPECIAL term of this court will be held at Ore
con Cily, on the second Monday of June noxU
April 18, 1848. WILLIAM HOLMES, Sh'ff.
S7OU sale at the, New Store on Main St., the cargo of
: Brig Eveline consisting of a large and extensive
Dry Goods, Hardware, Crockery, Groceries,
Agricultural Implements, Boots and Shoes,
Stoves, Fire-arms, Paints, Iron, and ,
Tho above articles are of superior quality, and will
bo sold low by H. CLARI.
Oregon City, April 19, '48. 3ts.
FOR San Francisco, about the 20th inst, the fast
sailing, Hawaiian, Scb'r Maw ; Bblcuam, mas
ter. For passage only, apply to Couch and Crosby,.
at Orcgon City or Portland; or to the master on board.
April 1V48. ; 1 2ls-