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The following lottor, which we find
mis , imiy ezpiuina hsoiu .
Collbob lint, (near Cincinnati,) Ohio,
, October 25th, 163. .. .
Hon. Jas.Harian Secretary of tbe
interior oir: iiaving juso roiurnoa
by the Overland route tiom the States
and Torritoriea of the Pacific, whore
I spent the last summer in investigus
ling the condition of Indian affaire, I
deem it my duly to call your attention
at, on ne to the condition of Indian af
fairs in Idaho Territory. As you are
11 ware, tbe Governor ot Idaho is Jiix.
("kr..;a e,,.,,',.i,-j t a r.
vmuiir uuuvi lUVOIIUVllv KJl xiiuiaii '
lairs one Caleb Lyon, of Lyonsdalo
and has, for some time, been tho
nominal incumbent and has drawn the
Hillary of that office. For more than
six months he h-is not shown himself
within the Territory, while everything
pertaining to the otHceof Superintend
.Inrir. Vina hnnn rnnnr. Mrin.mnfiillxr nAir.
looted.. The JNez Perces, who are the
inoat powerful tribe of Indians on the
Pacific coast, are within tho boundu
rioa of Idaho Territory. Our Govern
tnont has a treaty with thorn, by the
stipulations of which tboy are entitled
to certain annuities, to be paid nn nu
ll' y. I find that not a'dollar's worth
f annuities has been paid to these
paople for moro than two years, and
portions of the tribe are threatening to
vosirt to hostilities- in retaliation for
the bad faith with which the Govern
m.9ntand its officers have treated thorn.
I was unablo to find any records in
tho Governor's office showing what
disposition had been made of the up
pruj riations made by Congress to fill
tho treaty stipulations with this tribe;
indeed, I was unablo to find any rec
ords in tho Governor's office in any
way pertaining to Indian ntfuirs, ard
tho person who had boon employed by
'. the Governor to act as Clerk or Sec
retary for tbo Suporintendency, and
who bad received a Bnltirv for that
duty, informed me that no records of
L I I I I . T
fkUJf DU1 u Ul.u vivi uvvu nvv. vt.i.o
O'Neill, Esq., agoni in charge of tho
Hess. Perces .Reservation, is a compe
tent officer, and seems to bo doing
ijvurj buiug iu mo puvvcr lvj yiivnij uiu
Indians and protect the interests of
tio Government, but he is without a
dollar of funds with which to defray
curront expenses. The wages of the
porsons employod upon tho reserva
tion in pursuance of iho treaty stipu
lations, have not been paid for nearly
two years, and they are forced to sell
their vouchors at from 50 to GO cents
on tho dollar in currency. The money
-disbursed by Gov. Lyon's order while
ho was protonding to discharge the
duties of Superintendent of Indian Af
fairs, has been- totally and grossly
misapplied and squandered (by the
Governor's orders) for objects whioh
were neither authorized by the treaty
or desired by the Indians. Under this
1 state of facts and as a member of the
Committee authorized by Congross to
inquire into tho condition of Indian
affairs, I would earnestly recommend
that Bomo person bo appointed to dis
charge the duties of Governor and
Superintendent of Indian affairs in
Idaho, who has, at least, so mo claims
. to common sense and common honesty.
The change cannot bo made too soon
for the protection of tho Government,
and the preservation of peace among
the Indians. I regard " Caleb Lyon,
of Lyonsdale' as an improper person
, to be permitted to run at large among
the Indians, or to bo entrusted with
public funds,' and would-recommend
that any funds intended fur tho Nez
Perces Indians bo sent directly to
agent James 0 Neill. - -.- '
1 am, very respoctfully, '
f. .- -A -Tour ob't serv't,
.,, .;.? - '' j.'W. Nesmitij.
Wmco Lil(t No. IB, A F fc A M.-w
Holds IU stated Conimnulcations on the Vint and Third
Mondays of aeh month,' at their ball, in Dalles City.
Brathran In gout Uniting r Invited to attend, - -f
Bbt L. Popi, gee'jr. J min of th WUi, .
Oregon Steam Navigation Co.
. TUB 8TBAJ1KK8
NEZ PERCH CUICF,
: SPRAY & '
Captains E. V. COE, C. C FELTON. J. II. D. GRAY, uiid
Will run during the season from CELILO to TWATIL
LA. WAI.LULA, WIIll'lS I1LUFF3, PALOU3B and
One of (he above named boats will loavo CELILO for
UMATILLA and WALI.fJ LA, DAILY (Sundays eseeptcd)
Xlio Pnsiseiicjoi Tiiiin
to connect with stoatners nt Cetilo will start from tbo
Railroad Depot, DAI.LKS CITY, nt 6 o'cloc . A. u .
Hunts will bo dispatched fur WIIITK III.UWS, PA
LoUtti and I.KH lbXOiN iu ofien a Uie necoaalty uf the
tradtj will derattud.
FOll P0HTLAND TUROUOII IN ONE DAY.
CAPT. J. McNULTY, b Commander,
Will laava DALLKS. DAILY. fSnmlavn i-xceptod) at 6
o'clock. A. M..c.mriBMhi, by the CASCADE KA1LUOAO,
with the atoauu'rs
WILSON G. IIXJISX,
CAPT. 3. WOLF, Commandor,
f.' Portliwd. FRANK T. DODUH,
Dalles. Apt 113. 18C6. f i-tfl Anont 0. S. N. Co.
Union State Ticket.
FOll C0KGKES8 4
Iliri'S MAI.EOItY, ',
GEO. L. WOODS,
FOR SECRETARY OF STATE S
SAMUEL E. MAY,
FOll STATE TREASUHF.R:
E. N. COOKE,
FOll ETATE PRINTER:
W. A. Mcl'IIEtlSOlV,
FOR 1'ROSECOTINQ ATTORNEY FIFTII DISTRICT:
C. U. MEIGS,
Virginia City, Montana & Blackfoot
OVERLAND STAGE LINE!
BEX. IIOLLIDAY, Proprietor.
U COACORD STAGES
LEAVE BOISE CITY EVERY OTHER DAY FOR
Suit Lake City, Denver City,
Connecting nt SALT LAKE CITY with Concord Stages
Virgfinla City, Nevada,
AND SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA.
Bolus Cit to fait Lake City f 101) 00
' Virginia City, Montana 1JS 00
Missouri Hirer, Legal TcndortHoo,
Uold, JlOO 400 00
For further Information apply at
OVERLAND STAOK LINK OFFICE,
Uoiae City, I. T;j
mhodSm J. N. TODD, Agent.
LANGIEY, CROWELL & CO.,
' IMPORTERS AND VCU0LESALK ,
Corner of Clay and Battery Sts.,
' .'' SAN niANCISCOi
; mh22:d6m. ' . '
UA1jL.ES city drug, store.
WHOLI8ALI AND RITAIL
DEALER IN DRUGS.
Perfumery. Fancy Soaps,
PATENT MEDICINES, Ac. fl-tf
DRUQS AND PATENT MEDICINES.'!
DRUGS AND PATENT MEDICINES.'!
DRUGS AND PATENT MEDICINES!!
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
Washington Street, between Main and Second Street?
QJ LEMOX n able to Supply partioi In want of Drnpg,
t I'a tent Medicines. ; lie mint In, Actiln, reilumery.
and every other article enumerated with the
WHOLESALE DRUG BUSINESS,
At tho lowest market rates.
I'hysicianft and Merchants Intending tonurchase
for the Mines, will do well to give him a call.
TRUSSES & SHOULDER BRACES
In great variety.
ap.3:tf. Washington St., between Main adn Second.
FIRST BTKEET. lietwocn Yamhill and Morrison,
offrom-ltoJii home- .- 'Vi?tTi;'!t
power.t:ither Portable or
Stationary. Also. CIR
CULAR SAW MILLS
on hand. Also, lay Pres.
ses of all sixes; Planing
pattern.) Wrought and
Cast Iron work for Ver
tical Sawa ml Orlst mills;
llrasaand Iron Custiugs
WROUGHT IRON WORK
of every description. I am also prepared to furnish
Quartz Mills complete, of the Latest &
most Improved Patterns.
These Mills can beforwarded to any part of the mines
as the weight of the cutire machinery will not exceed 3,
Horse Powors & Agricultural Implements
niamilactmiMl tooriler at the very LOWEST CASH IMllCB
a. i. rarticutor attention paid to REPAIRS, feat-tf
SEALED PROPOSALS, In dupllcnte. will be received
at the olilce of tho undcwiKiiod at Vancouver Depot.
W, T., also, at tho oillce of tho A. C. 8., ot FORT
DALLKH, Oregon, and nt Knur liniK. T T ..mil
Tiior-day. ia- o'clock M, the 10th DAY OK MAY, 18110,
for furnishing the U. 8. (Subsistence Department with
Tan Hundred Head 200 ot lieef Cnttlo. for the Subsist
emeofihe Troops In the District of lloise. Suid Cattle
to oe oi guouomi Jlorchaiitabio quality, nnd to bo tloliv
ored to the A. C. S. at FORT BitlSK. I. T or ait anthor
Izoil agent of the Subsistence Department. Iu said Dis
trict, on or beforo the iiOth day of June, IStiO.
Each Hid to be accompanied by a llonil (with lit least
two sureties) In the sum of Five Thousand Dollars, for
the faithful performance of tho proposals contained In
the bills, in case tile bid Is accepted.
No bid will be received for a less quantity than Fifty
(60) Head. '
Bids must state the jiriro In U. S. GOLD coin.
The contract will be subject to the approval or the Do
portmei.t and Division Commandors.
The uudersigned reserves to himself the right to reject
any or all lllds that be umy deem uuieasoimble.
lllds to be addressed to the Ai C. 8., nt either of the
above named Posts, and endorsed thus i ' Proposals for
Beef Cattle." 1
0EO; II. WEEKS,
' Capt. and A. Q. M. Ui 8. A., A. C. S.
U. S. Sudsistejcce Office,
VnucouvorDepo1, W. T.,
t'22"12 April 10th, 1BO0.
DR. DAVY'S SPECIFIC
An Expeditions Cure for all diseases of the
rglltlS prompt and elBcattons Remedy for the cure
Ghonorroirt, Uleet, Strictures, and Diseases of the
Urinary Organs, makes a speedy cure without tho least
restriction to diet, exposure, or clnuigo in application
business; It will radically cure any cam which can be
produced. The disease it removes as speedily as Is con
sistent with the production of a thorough and permanent
cure. Further, the disease cannot he contracted If the
SPECIFIC COMPOUND is taken when exposed,
Its Initrediente are entirely vegetable, and no Injurious
effect, either constitutionally or locally, can be caused by
Price One Dollar and Fifty' cents per bottle. Scht by
Express carefully packed.
1I08TKTTKR, SMITH t DEAN. Agents,
401 and 403 Battery street, cor Clay,
Jy22-6m. Ban Francisco.
0. W. ASHES.
0. W. ARMED,
OrFioH-WALDttON'S BUtLDING. J..7
11 r I - - - n
( ' Bmppkck Corpar of Tdiijd nnd hi rig too ltmt(
Importers and Jobbers of
WOOD AM WILLOW WARE,
BRUSHES, TWINES, CORDAGE, io.
- And Mannfacturers of
California Palls, Tabs, Brooms, Ac.
21T It 219 SacramOntoStreet, between Front nnd Davis
Baii Francisco. . ocll:3mdtw.
Curner Washington and front Streets,
IinST-CtiAHS HOTEL. LARQEST IN THE STATE.
Charges Rfeasonnblo.. . ' t- .
AN OMNIDUS will attend all the Boats and convey
Passengers and their baggago to the House Free of
Charge, or W arty other House in the Clry for 60 cents.
. ' 8. COFFIN, Proprietor.
P.B HOT AND COLD BATI18 in the House.
.' All the Steamers for Oregon City, Vancouver, Montl-
cellu and Astoria land at the Lincoln House n uarr.
6yt:3m . ......
BOOK & JOB PRINTING OFFICE.
First Street, between Main and B
JOB PRINTINC OF EVERY VARIETY
Executed with accuracy and dispatch.
... . nn.-... w n.iTA.p u-ttt. rnxtpiirv viYoniniv
with the very beat, and .
AT BATES AS CHEAP AS THE CHEAP ST
to order: , '. -
Cards a n 1 - R i 1 1-W e si d s .
CHECKS, DRAFTS, RECEIPTS.
POSTERS AND PROGRAMMES
.MFirnre nniiPrOTP CVUiniTlfillP
IhtHlnCo bureiicnid tAnwiiiuno
PRINTED IN TnE MOST ATTRACTIVE BtANM&R. AtSO, '
BILLS or t AXA.
LETTKH HEADS. '
. BILLS I.ADIKG,
Uriels ami Pa in pit Ids,
riSITIXG, WEDDWO AND "AT HOME" CAKDS
Tv.n crfyisttfit Xnbeln.
t i 4 .......... l.ln that ran ttn rldTiA In ft nnolc nnd .lnb
Printing' Oflice. from the smallest and most delicate Cai d
or Circular, to the largest biso umi fiwi; miinit
Dill and which will be turned out In a style that caunot
fall to insure entire satisfaction. '
OUR VACUITIES fOK THE EZECUTIOK OF
In the most beautiful Colors, 8hadcs and Tints.
Such as Taney Posting Bills!
Vr.,r n aini.le Abeet to the Laraest Malunioth.
ORNAMENTAL SHOW CAKDS. '
. I t... t.na nr anw ..tl... A.t nl ,1 lul. t.i.in ( M
Ale unBurpnnneu iiiwt wi v...... ....................... ..
Oregon. We devote special attention to tills brunch ol ti e
business, and are continually adding to our already exten.
sive and well appointed asFortment Of material.
NEW TYPES, BORDERS, ORNAMENTS.
Of the most modern and elaborate designs. Onr stock b.
FANCY INKS, TINTS, &C,
Are of the finest nunlity, and for richness of color and
durability, cannot be equaled in the Btnte.
The principle upon which business Is asked for this esi
tablishuient is. that persons will consult their own inter,
ests, by awarding their custom to that office iu whhll
tneir money can oe expenoen iu mv m ihihif'
this end we Solicit all in want of good Printing, at very
reasonable chariios, to call and examine specimens, ai d
judge for yourselves.
Orders from the Upper Country
Will have our Special care, and friends from the Interlu
may rely upon having their orders filled promptly, as 8
HAVE THE ONLY IMPROVED GORDON POWER PRESS
In the State of Orecon I
mlS-tf Ultlles. Oregon.
pnuNER. pnntlT AND SECOND STREETS.
TUB TJNDEnSIQNKt), HAVING REMOVED FROM
THB"llKLLADNION"CELLAK, INTO ,
Gates' Now Builditigf,
Reg to Inform the public that they are prepared to serve
their customers with the best .
Wines, Liquors and Cigars,
thk market Affords. also, a
Ft'ee Ixmcli I
Every day and evening.
E. SCIIVTZ & 8.
e Yt hprr.
Jtla.ru w oou ljumDer.
CARRIAGE AND WAGON MATERIALS
WE BR.0 TO CALL ATTENTION of Carriage Man)
ufacturers and Dealers id the Large and Com.
plete assortment of CARRIAGE nnd 1VAU0N MATKK1
AL8 wo art constantly receiving from the Kast. specially
elected for tho California nimlCit. comprising, Oak)
Hickory. Riid Second Urowth Ash Plonk, Hickory Axles,
Wagon Voles, Hubs, 8pokes, Felines, Hlms, Shaits, 4c. 4c
which we offer at the lowest Cash Prices. '
gf Ordors addressed to our house will receive promp
attention. - N. W. U1IAUO CO.,
. Ji15:3ni. 20 k 31 Battery Street, Ban Francisco,
nnd 17 1 10 Beveuth Street tfnctnuionto.
U. WATKnnousK, ii. n. ukaou s io., i. n.uinTt.n
Sau Francisco. Eacrnmento'. New Hoik
' SOLS AOENT IN OALirOllIlIA OE
TILTON & McFARLAND'S
Fire & Rurglar 1'roof Saicxi
,' STEEL-LINED VAULTS, ' ; .
. Cbm"biiia.tion. jLoclci
band a full assortment of 8APK8:
.31 8 BATTK1IY STREKT.
' .:.'..(.".:' ,an Francisco! -