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Far liw Orsfea Bsstlsr.
Concluded from out Last Nvmmi.
Mr. 0. wee Ibo owner of htndtumt
property in ilia stiles ; but ll wee In
town when anion! spirits were told, tin)
like Urge class of inon, otherwise with
good mind end Industrious Habits, ho had
aoqulred a taste for strong ilrinki which ho
could not control. He mw the vortex
Into which hli property and the hYpplne
of himself end family were fast gliding; to
eeeepe which, ha told hli properly at
great tacrine, and mad the tedloua jour
ttey to this country. Three year Hod him
again on a good claim In tho rnldat of com
forte, with the prospect of dowesllo happl.
nea and respectability before him. But
tho Irene In ardent aplrll comet, and Mr.
C. is teen returning home lntoilcttedJj,rtf grcn to the name; the survivors
whh a kee of llauor In hl carriage. Hli
wile, th daughter of pious and highly r.
protable parents, herself tho model of eve.
ry amiable quality In a wife and a mother,
becomes speechless aa she meets liar real,
ing husband at th door. AVIih the swift,
net of thought, tho bitterness and trameti.
ilous labors of the journey over Iho moun.
tains, which can be felt but not described;
but which sho cheerfully undertook and
' endured to save her husband,' herself and
children from ruin, awake with living re
ality. That rich inheritance which she
fondlv honed she had secured to herself
and family, by enduring the toils endsuf.
' feringsof the journey, issnalched from her
in a moment the drunkard's grave wblch
ho fondly hoped her hutbsnd had forever
' rscsped, she beholds suddenly before her,
and walling to receive hi loathsome re.
mains. Tho property by which Iwrxlill-
dren were to bo srbouleil s.hI clothed, sha
wes taken away by Ihw hands which fur.
" nlshed her husband Iho dreadful poison.
Her children taken from school and in
rags, to be carried to the poor house and
looked after by strange is, and despised as
.r .Jilu. rMIJren of a drunkrn fstltrr. Herself
worse than a w Uow, far away from father
and mother and friends all which she
had cheerfully sacrificed loreeapa tho In.
iipaortabl calandllea of a drunkard'a
I wife, which she sees closo upon her, while
' her husband was In reach oftho rum sol.
Irr: but which notwithstanding hrr sacri.
fiues and her toil, have now ovorlaken
hrr, in a day and in circumstances of in.
supportable aggravation. Not a whisper of
hope comes to her relief, and sho sinks
ftcnsrlrcs upon tho floor. Hut slie is soon
rousotl by the blows of her husbsnd whom
the rum seller has converted Into a demon.
She has only time to selxe her Infant and
she leaves forever that house which up to
that .evening, was the abod of unmixed
happinera, tho bouso of the' destitute, a
place when angels delighted to assomblo
-, morning and evening as tho mother col.
'''' lected her happy children around her, and
&. kneeled with thcia in prayer: and whore
that father with a heart almost too full for
'' utterance, had spoke of the ruin which
&' they bad escaped, oftho domeatio pleasures
if wjnebllbey bad cojoyed, from tho hand of
tba Haavenly Parent, and or the renew.
! in fanueaceoftbo Holy Spirit which ho
dally felt In hla soul, which he ever resolv
ed should result la hla freedom from sin,
his union with Christ and hi church, and
in hla getting down with bis beloved wife
around the tabloofthslrcruelfied but risen
Lord and Savior. Aa the children at.
tempt to taoapa, one it laid bleeding aaJ
lifeless at th madman' feet. Search i
mad In the morning, the mother is found
dead from tho cfiote of her wounds and
th severity of tha night, and her babe
cold In br arms. Tbo husband and fa.
Iher ia committed for murder, but th jury
or course brings in not guilty, aa th act
was done In a state of Insanity.
Th father live long enough to take tha
rest of hla property from hla worse than
orphan children, tad commit it to th
a, hands of those who furnished him the poi.
son, which changed him from n man, a ci.
titan, father, a husband, Into a demon;
and Anally die that moat horrible of all
deaths of delirium tremors. Did I say he
diedf Yea, and your hand ye makers and
venders of ardent spirit, murdered Mm.
Your, haada Matched him from the very
gate of beeves, and plunged him into the
undying la mis of hall I Your band mur.
dered that' umlatta woman1, and her kelp
(see babe t Your haada drove thee er.
phaa sUMim from their borne, their, pro-pertytclsll-t4
ta,rtge, and abut tbtnVua.
betetvedof feber and miner, wttbeejt
gemHii' Mettatv In Ibex eeld weJtt
tbapeetheueo! Oh, my Oodbe tttrei
ftd to those children. And yet Oregon Is
'Santa- mm$tm'im wtmv
!! l W.IM. lllHMMMWIiKWaiiWHI
called a land of liberty.
' Bend out an armed farce with power to
telte upon nur wives and children and
bind them in chains and sell thorn Into
perpetual bondage and still talk of liber,
ty: but do not sprnk of liberty in n coun
try whuro a set of men arn (wrniltted to go.
abroad with chains, and bind liie minds of
husbands and father and neighbors ; and
at llie same time pour poisoned madness
Into the animal, and turn Mm loose to shed
(he blood of wives and children and friends,
and lo bury bouses in ruins, and ship4airegard any law upon the subject, eagaged
the deep, to consume end convert citiee lo
she; or to be hU own murderer. When
city hi given up to be lacked by a con
que ring enemy, the women to he ravished,
Ihe children to be dashed In pieoei, pro.
As they collect In some secure mountain,
can comfort themselves with tho thought,
an enemy hath dooo this. It was not hus
bands that murdered their own wivrs. It
was not fathers that dashed their own
children upon the stones. Rut no such
temporary relief can coma lo these survl.
vors, who sll solitary among the ruins
which the trsfio in anient spirits is spread.
ng no lees certain through the country.
Of all who have been skilled In military
tactics, or whose names have, been penned
upon the catalogue of jyrtuts, you alone
ye sellers of rum, have acquired Ihe pow.
r of producing the greatest amount of un
mixed misery with the destruction of a
given amount of property and life. You
have, by the aid of some agency, acquired
Ihe power and the unearthly capability of
causing tha inhabitant of a town, to be.
Ooino Ihe destroyers or their own fortunes
and their own familes.
I believe every other heart in this world
but yours would bo moved by this scene.
But if the miseries of others csnnot aflcct
you, contemplate thoso which will over-
lako you my friends, asoon as the God
ho watches over us, hear the widow'
cry, and number the orphan's tears, un
lees you change your business and seek
bis pardoning grace. I' remember to have
read of virtuous -woman ,wim waaJniul.
ted by a stranger. She agreed to comply
with his, unlawful request provided be
would first comply with hers, which wa
to hold hia hand one hour in a kettle of
burniog coals. This he aeid he could not
do. How then replied she, do you expect
to endure thoso flames in hell forever,
which the base act you propose, would
klndlo for your soul. My dear sirs, when
you again have occasion to fill a vessel for
a neighbor, with tho poison from your
casks, licforo you lay your hand upon Iho
tap, call for a kelllo of hurtling coals and
make the experiment for two hour.
II. II. S.
Ma. iiDrros. In my last I nutde tome
remarks upon iheprnpnaod arjiidinent to
the sixth seetiotfof Ihe orgsnio lawsoKlhls
territory, relating lo ihe striking t-tt tlie
word " Regulate" and Intorting " Prolit
bit In lis place; I remarked that lo mo
this question proposed two great princi
ple : Tho ono hiving t political bearing;
and give briefly my views of its political
bearing. I now propose to speak of this
question in another view, and as having a
more extended influcnuo upon the country
I bopo sir, I shall not be led to extend this
aubject beyond what will be interesting lo
Ike reador of Ihe Spectator still I confess
ttr, lhat in continuing il, my own
Wind, and feelings becomes more docply
ptferrsted in II, and should I extend this
liton oi my anicie oeyona a proper
limit for the column of your paper, pleaao
divide It if you think jhe thought I may
sprees worthy a pltoe In your paper.
oute the length of my introduction, and
aJHow me to proceed to Ihe second greet
principle involved In this question to wit
The mortl Influence a correct decision
will have. Oregon till one year last De,
ettnbor has ilwtyt had lawa amounting
to a prohibition of ardent spirits ; I know
air, that tome boast of their ability and
erne of the faol.thaJ these prohibitory lawa
were violated, end consequently they were
ofnoute, and chad better be repealed;
othere again thought that we had better
llceooe the tale or liquor to limit In evil
ad toqulrs a revenue to the government.
Ptst what baa been the remit t
Th evil baa been let Icon upon the
oeetmunlty and ONE mm baa granted
Ueentei to Injure the entire colony (If
am than one county baa given lioenoee,
lit patten, knowing the fact will confer
t fcwVy sitting1 k.) "'
" liu ine licensing tne taie or nquor dt.
,. . i
Oregon City, (Oegon
. a-'L-iuuju. l ii LJiu.j
shod the number of illeoal vender! la t
hdnlsbod the number of illegal venders la
ll 1 I boldly affirm it has not. Ha the
revenue lo tho Territory amounted to one
hundredth part oftho evil that ha result.
ed from the aalo of liquor or from the 11
censing it t I contend sir, thai it ha not
and I think I shall be ablo to show It to
the satisfaction of any one, but those who
will continue to sell and violalo tho lawe
undor any ciroumstanco! Before the
making and selling wa made legal
but Ihe most deaporate and such aa did hot
Inftft ll fa tlf.a.tiUML lliflMM
"rr " .- ...ww, -
vklualsxhsvo oonllnued to make and will
without licence, and a few who had a lit
tie regard fore law. that made a dishono
rable buslnesTnbnortMe and legal, hay
taken a lioence end keep in oouoUnanoe
II Ihe craft for I will assure you Mr,
Editor, that not one of Ihe whole host, of
liquor dealer will ever venture to have
Ihe licence law enforced against one of
the craft, No, air, it ia next lo impossible
lo tel one of ihem to to before a trend
jury and testify to Ihe violation of the It
oence law and sir, I challenge you or
tny other person, to indict t liquor teller,
upon Ihe oalh of any person who Is. di.
Westward Mm jHar of
reeily or indirectly engaged In the maklagW to those who have connertiona there
or selling of liquor without a license,
Now if this be the case, and I will ap
peal to the records of our courts and lo
fact and if a single instance can be fcuad
I will aund corrected. 'What I ask is the
moral principle involvedf Does not this
business train up a act' of men in our com
munity to violate ihe laws, to evade the
truth, and think light of it I to scatter pol
verty and disgrace ell around them ; be
tide, suppose for a moment that this whole
class of liquor dealers were compelled to
go to some useful employment end to
cease to destroy any wholesome and ue-
ful article, or at least they aeil the article
they manufacture into liqnor, Instead of
the liquor, to tome honct farmer what
honor would result frorr, it ? And euppooo
wa rot to "Prohibit.'' Ue introduction.
manufacture or tab of irdeot tpirlti laJportance to the public, you may nvbliak
Oregon. Who I atk will be Injure, by
ktrlng netlqwart WW tha teanstywatj
farmer, I can aaewer far one, I have beet)
fanner in Orjacon for nambtnLretrt
and have had 3B liquor; I do npRlicve
that one of the profession would be injured
in Ihe least in pereon, property, or charac
ter, if any rum teller in Oregon, and any
rum veeeel that may start to come here,
were til tunk In the ocean together. Who
then are to be benefitted T The mechanic
ho doee not require il any more than that
farmer does, he uses no Ctmwoodto stain
bit work If he did, other etainaor paint
would do just as well ; doe the physician
uae it It Is convenient far him to dissolve
eome of the gum in, tnd to compound a
ftw of hit medicine, and when a rum pa
tient comes, to preeeribe a little liquor to
gratify his appetito and get rid of him or,
if he Is not inclined to use tho article him
eelf, lie will discourage tho patient in the
uee of il, and give him a better substitute
Who then needs liquor in Oregon, that
we should not vote to Prohibit" il 'our
county!' Doee the minister, tho lawyer,
the student, the editor, the judges, or the
governor, common tenet telle ui lhat
none of llieso require ardent spirits to help
him to power or to office. Do the maker
and vender of ardent spirits require lit
If they do, let.u.,as farmers, mechanics,
physicians, lawyers, atudente, judge, and
governor, vole lo let them go to tome other
country betide Oregon, to mako and aell
and drink liquor.
One other view of tble o4tstlon.
Oregon haa never yet bad a poor houat,
alma bouee, bouee of refuge, and but on
jail In tome countlee no grand jury baa
been needed, except to indict preoa far
violating the liquor Itwt in telling with
out a llocnee.
I atk again, If I rote to allow liquor to
bo distributed among the white population
will you allow the tarn pereon to till and
give it to the Indian f If wa take away
th liberty of tbeee men in th on cast,
why not in the other f If they art allowtd
lo cell to the one, they do, and will to tit
other, and I defy all the lawe and all th
grand juriee end prison, you oan make
la prevent it. Again I atk, what ia th
oral lanutaot and bearing or that quat
Uonf If we rote "Prohibit," will we In
reaee the difficulty t will wa deprive any
man of bit liberty if bo oaaaot tell lienor
to ut, to go to eome other oouatry and eell
and drink ttmuehatbe pleateaf What
kim will tbara ba Mr. WJUar. If all ts
veto ''ProelWkr WiH Uncle itoomel
over and tell ut we have done wrong f tad I
ft' . amVnVnVnVntatnw'r , l pbhm nriBBBB1'- j T.1 ' ". iTffH aV flftm
SeaviM taUa lit wy,"
ritoiy,) April 6. 1848: J . , "' '-A' . WK
- uAijiiL - atj - i!JLLiJ - .iM.'j L'ttu.j-i LuuiiLJL'mmmmaBjf)mmmmmmmlHm
that waouaht not to treat tbrae llnuor anl. I W. n Nnliail . " t'T, ' - "hvMm
that wa ought not to treat these liquor tel
lers to, white and Indiana so badly t and
cspecWlly then liquor maker. The euk
juu I ii iiiifruTiaiii vj urn irowiva 1-g-nii
Ia... t. ... la. a.ku. Aa l-a. IBU..J tlt-.la
it inrolres tho present and future happl-
new of too many, to bo passed off with
single artlcto or a patting notice in our pa."
per. I know not your eentiinents, and I
fear that my evening thoughts upon this
question will not be as Interesting to other
aa it Is to me, still I give them to you for
what llicy are worth ; ono thing I ameer
tain of, and that is, if every other voter In
Oregon endorsee upon Ihe back of hit vote
" Regulate," mine tball hive aa plain aa I
oan write PROHIBIT,' If it takeeaway
(he last drop of liberty or liquor 1 ever ex.
peciio navoo-ae ever,, ai ruita.
Oar. Cut, Mtrch 24, 1918.
Dttt Sit A hort time before I left
Waiilalpu, I called upon the eeveral Cap
tains of the Regiment and obtained list
of their companies, with the number sick,
On my arrival at tli'-M lace, I am In
formed, that no report ha been made to
heed quarter, of this most important mat-
er to the people of this vtlley, particular.
I therefore eend you the lists of three Com
peniee; the other I bave mislaid, and
will eend them to you should I find them.
A few mlnutee before leaving our camp
far this place, I went into the hospital, (a
room fitted up for that purpoee In the
bouse of Dr. Whitman, deceased,) de aaw
the sick; some were confined with the
measles, but doingvery well, tboee wound
ed were mending fast, and expressed
themselves o to me. The Surgeon of
the Army, Dr. Carpenter, eppetrt much
devoted to hi busineee tnd I wa well
pleated to see they bad attention paid
them. The room is cleen and kept in
tood order by him. He informed ma that
bo wa quite abort of medicinee. There
were eeven persons in the bospittl til told.
In oat youtbink the above or any int.
it hoptsg ,however, you will receive in a
WdyaaU tha, tatjicuttrt.fcasmtb
atat of war.
Jtetpectfully, your, dec.
i-je) I etnlnTWVI VatwPtnvVl
Of At Ncmu cCeTateW' CmpmiJSlW?C.
tnomaa moivay, ixvsBni.
Charles McKay, let Utvknant.
Alexander hfeKay.M de.
Edward Dupula, Orderiy Serguml,
John Groe Louis,
Louis Laplante, "
Utptittc S. Ltderi.te,
J. H. Rlvlar.
Narclae Montlxnte, (wounded in the
RotL OV SD CoNiAKT.
Lawrence Hall, Ctyntm.
11. D. O'Brytnt. W LUtUtnmt.
John Enytrt, 9 do.
Wm. Sheldon, OreMy Strgtmtl,
William Stokee, 1
Sherry Ross, J
Gilbert Moodoa, CeeVtetrtr.
P. 0. NtrtbM, (mettlee-getUag well)
w. Wi waMr
. Rebert Walker,
i i-f,' 4ft,fm' -
W. R. Noittd.
J. Q. Zaehrty,
I. W. Smith,
Jos. W. Soot!,
Sam'l Y. Cook;
J. W. Llngenfelter,
(1. W. Smith.
J. If. Llenberger, '
J. J.GirIh, "'"
A. Llenberger, (had the meeslee I weH)
A; Khttcy, (had Iho measlee, I well.)
John N. Donnle,
J. 8. Scoggln, '
Jno. Lousingnot,9 . '
P. II.. Ramsey, '
D. Shumeke. '
19 A e ffofoofiibt
JIN. Green, "
D. Harper, "
S. C. Cummlngt,
Total it Whitman! Station,
Left at m DtUuimnl mtFl. Wtuttftm.
Oliver Lowdra, (9f
Roll or An CotirAnr.
If. J. G. Mtxoo, Cetkai.
G. N. GiiUrt.Isilanriemm.
Wm. P. Hughes, 3d V
.Wm. R. JbbettmOrwrriw Stmmti?
0. 3. Tbotaaa, " -
Buckner. . .
Daniel Stewart. f "V augmu.
Joseph R. RoJbnea. J ' '
Andrew J. Adamt, '.'
' A. M. Baxater,
Jackeen Beatle; ' '
WnK.BaaliBfl -- - -
D. D. Banwaght,
.. CharbmBleir, - -. -,
". . . . -J2T -'
t&tmfft . -' f
John V. Cantrei,
Albert G. Davie,
Jtmee Dicktea, v '
8. D. Durbio,
S. D. Earl,
Joeeph Earl, oualy.
Samuel Field, (wounded not danger-
Albert H. Fieh,
Retha D. Foster,
Isaao M. Footer,
Daniel O. Garland,
Isaiah M. Johns,
Wm. A. Jack,
John W. Jackson, " .
8. B. Knox,
.lame h. jowis,
J. H. Loughliu,
Davis Lator, a
Is io Morgan,
MoDomell, (wounded, dinger.
Wm. M. Smith,
H. M. Smith.
Rheuben Bfriethorr, 9
A a Stone,
Jaaon Wheeler, (wounded not dan-
garoutiy.). t , .
Tts Bobt Ga w or Lawa Paurnr
t ttrlet warn tha prtttwHtaa laketi py
lkai U anlatMantanalBBV Unnnnntl Wtnnnl annMtnte nnAffw
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annnnntanlnnni nlnnnUM Itfal MalltM M
tha albtr pam artba
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at all time whe
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a kept at a
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wish to trade"
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trade them thew eftUet I
otrat Item, ttrliM
bave aa offatfawkf .'!
the Utapana'a attf at
alBV Haw aTTJannl
ptiiwira yati wan I
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billow, and baMejiatr'e. tM'.-.S-:;
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