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II is also U) be observed, that tiiis ammunition
was not to bo distributed among the Indians, but
to' bo kept ready at the several destinations and
reserved in depot, till permission should be granted
for its distribution, according to the certain promises
held forth by the Governor and the Commissan Gen
eral. This certain assurance, pledged by individuals
high in authority, induced the Flathead Missionary
to convey the ammunition to a distant depot, so as
to have it in readiness for distribution as soon as
permission should be granted. Nor was it ever in
tended to distribute the ammunition to the enemies
of the Whites; but it was reserved for the service
of the bravest and best friends the Whites have,
west of the Rocky Mountains. Finally there is no
law which forbids the transportation of arms and
ammunition through the Indian country it is only
the traflic in these articles which is forbidden
as the Priests, therefore, have only transported their
usual annual supply, and not even attempted to
traffic with the same, they are clearly exempt from
any violation of the Jaw. Z
We sympathise with our friend "Jaqucs." To
have a Well, or not to have a Well that's Uio
With pain 1 take my pen in hand,
To strike a mournful ditty
For him who has a Well, I grieve,
In this same famous city.
For first fbere comes a little boy,
Some water there to drink,
And throws in much of nastiness
That makes the water slink.
The little boy thinks Ibis is fun,
And does it with great glee,
But what is fun lo him, in truth,
Is misery lo me.
Then comes a damsel with a pail
Because the weather's hot
The crank goes round with lightning speed
! The bucket's gone to pot.
Then I have got to bunt the town
To get an iron crook,
To seek the bucket rouud the well
And haul it from ils nook.
Then comes a men who cries in hasle
4 Your crank is out of order,
I wish you'd have a new one fixed
For I must have some water.'
Another comes with gloomy brow
And says with sullen lone
4 You'll please lo have your uell filled up
The water's nearly gone.'
Then mournfully and sadly,
1 to this one replied
My water works are out or gear.
Your wish must be denied
But hark! I bear a furious shout
That swells as it draws nigh,
And men and women madly join
" The Gold Mine," is the cry
"On for a horse! Oh Tor an ass 1 1
To seek this glorious mint,
Where we can gather gold in heaps
Without the slightest stint."
With frantic speed they rushed along,
Determined then to try it,
And I gave thanks with heartfelt joy,
"My water now is quiet." Jaque5
THE Fall Term of this Institution will commence
on the 1st Wednesday in September. The school
is under the superintendence of the Rev. Gushing
Eells, A. M., and consists of two departments: The
Primary department is taught by Mrs. Eells, and
includes, Spelling, Beading, and the Elementary parts
of Arithmetic and Geography. The price of tuition
is 2 dollars per quarter or 11 weeks.
The other department is taught by the Principal
himself, and includes Beading, Writing, Grammar,
Geography, Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, and the sev
eral branches of Philosophy, with such Classical studies
as may be desired. The price of tuition in this depart
ment lor Beading Writing Grammar, Geography and
Arithmaiic, is 3 dollars for the higher branches, 4 dol
lars. Arrangements are made to furnish the. mos
approved books. For Spellers, "Webster's Element
tary" is used, and will de sold at cost. Olher
books will be furnished lo each scholar as may
be needed, for the use of which a small per centage
will be charged on the tuition bills.
A boarding department will be kept in the Insti
tute buildings bv Aaron E. Penny, Esq., exclusive
ly for the school. The highest price for board, is
one dollar and fifty cents. Students are expected
to furnish their own bedding. It is confidently be
lieved that, under the present able Prencipal, the
mental and moral interests of the students will be
carefully provided for, so that parents and guard
ians of youth may commit them to Jus care with the
By order of the Board,
"WILLIAM ROBERTS, Chair'n.
Salem,- August 29, 1848
WILL be sold at public auction, on Monday, the
11th of Sept. next, at 11 o'clock a. h., at Asto
ria, all of the cargo, tackle and apparel of the wreck of
the late ship Maine, of Fair Haven, together with the
wreck as she may then lay upon the middle sands at
the mouth of the Columbia river, consisting of sails
cordage, hoop-iron, blocks, sperm and whale oil, etc.
Aug. 31, '48. GEO. E. N ETCHER.
ffcjEW GOODS at Kilborn, Lawton and Co.'s Just
IM received por Henry the following goods :
Bro. sheeting, do. shirling, do. drilling bed ticks,
ribands: bl'k, green and gun powder
tea: coffee: sugar: pepper:
glass: nails: lead: smo
king tobacco: etc. etc.
All of which will be sold low for cash or produce.
Oregon City, Sept. 1, '48. 52s.
THE Rev. P. McCobuice will commence teaching
on Monday, Sept. 4th, to a limited number of pu
pils. Terms Two and one-half dollars per month, cash,
or the value in currency.
Oregon City, Sept. 2, '48. 22uu3.
F. W. PETTYGROVE and Co.
Oregon City, Portland, and Champoeg.
IjJ EEP constantly on band the usual variety of gro
M. ceries. drv soods. hardware. and other merchan
diseand deal extensively in Oregon produce.
.FRANCIS W. PETTYGROVJSf j
A. B. WILSON,
July, 15, '48. li5. payip m'loushlik.