Newspaper of The Washington Standard, February 2, 1861, Page 2

Newspaper of The Washington Standard dated February 2, 1861 Page 2
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THE WASIIIMiTOX STUIIMII. SATr Ii I) AV. FEP» 1 {L'AK V 2. ISO 1. ••Tli" people nf these I'nite.l States nre the ma tcr« of Imtli Congresses sinil Courts, tin) to overthrow the Constitution. but to over throw tlie 111.11 who pervert the Constitution. .VIittAIIAM LINCOLN. Appointment Printor- TEHHtronv OF WASHINGTON. EXF.CCTIVE OFFICE. 1 Ohinpia, January 2 .'I, ISol. j" Slit:—Herewith I transmit vour appointment as Public IVmter. to till a vacancy. You will please qualify within the time, ami in the Manner prescribed by the first Section of the Act of April 11. IS." 4. Ven respectfully. vour obedient servaiU, 1!ION ItV St. Met;ILL, Acting Gov. JAMES I.ODUE. Esq., Olyinpia, W. T. Territory or Waslilnjrton. I. Henry M. Mi Gill. Acting Governor of the Terri tory of Washington. to whom these presents shall conic, greeting: Know Ye. That whereas. Ceorg" Gallagher hav ing l'aiioi! to quality as Public Printer within the time prescribed liv'thc an passed liv the Legisla tive Assembly on the 1 Itli day of April, lx.Vl. anil whereas, the'resolution passed l>y the House of Jtepresentativcs for a .i.iiut convention to elect a Printer having been rejected l>v the Council, the slid resolution ci.unot. under the loth joint ruleof the Assembly. lie renewed at this period of the present session—a vacancy is therefore created in the ollice of Printer. Now. therefore. 1 dolicrcby appoint James Lodge, of Oiynipia. in the county of Thurston, to he Pub lic Printer t.i fill said vacancy, and do authorize him to ivcute and fulfil the duties of that office Recording to law, and to have and to hold said office. with all tli" power--, privileges and emolu iT'nts thereto of riirht app -rt iinin<*. unto him. the Mtid Ji'ini" Lodge. for ilu term of one year from the 'JTIh day of January. A. l>. IBUI. and until his successor is duly elected and qualified. In testimony where if. I hive hereunto set my hand nnil al'.ixed she seal of this Tor t. s. ritury. at Olynipi.i. this twenty-third tliiy uf January. A. P. lSiil. lIESIIY M. MiGILL. Acting tiov'r. We extract the above proclamation from the last issue of the Pioneer. It will be observed that it is dated Janu ary 23d, and appoints James Lodge, Esq., from and after January 27, We envy not our coteinporary for his success in attaining this prize, but we are at it loss to conceive where any authority i s found in the laws of Wash ington Territory lor such u course upon the part of the Governor. Did he fall back on the theory of the Chief Jus tice of the Territory, in justifying the usurpation of Governor McGill in the removal of another legislative appointee, on the ground that by the Organic Act a disbursing officer is only responsible to the Secretary of the Treasury and is not amenable to Territorial law, we would have no comments to make. But the Governor has recognized in lull the vitality of our Territorial law, and merely gives that law vitality to set all its provisions at defiance. AYlmt law gives to Gov. McGill au thority to make an appointment to an office which hy law is to he tilled by the Assembly, whilst, that Legislative As sembly is in session ! In the act ol April 11th. 1S ~>4, no such power is con ferred. The Assembly alone have the right in Joint Convention to elect a Territorial Printer. By reference to the election law in regard to the filling of'vacancies, the Governor can find 110 justification fur usurpingsuvh authority. Sec. 4 of the law of W. T. page 74, acts of session 18.}4, only authorizes that official to fill such vaca;» .cs when they occur during the recess of the Legislature. Who and what law constituted his Excellency judge of the powers of the Legislative Assembly? How did he official! j learn that that body were pow erless to elect a Public Printer, because the Council had rejected a resolution to go into Joint Convention at a firedday, and by a certain joint rule no otherday could be designated? By the same means of knowledge, he might have learned that a suspension of rules was no impossibility with the present Leg islature, and that even the joint rule spoken of was not like a "decree of the Medes and Persians, which altereth not." He should know that it is and was the sworn duty of the Assembly to elect a Printer, if the law he has cited be operative. He had no right to as sume they would violate their oath of office and fail to do a duty imposed by law, to justify his filling a vacancy, of which under that law he could take 110 official notice until their session had expired. As an individual, he might have been aware of the nullification in tentions of the Council, but as Gorcrn or he had no information, nor right to information, upon which to base such an act. "We think the appointment of a Public Printer, on the 23d of January was a palpable violation of the laws of the Territory. Again: why is it Mr. Lodge's term of office commenced upon the 27th January, four days after date of proc lamation ? Because the term of Ed ward Furste, Esq., did not expire till that date. l T p to that date, Mr. Galla gher was powerless to enter upon the discharge of the duties of his office. In tact, 110 vacancy could exist up to that period, and of necessity, 011 the 23d of January n» vaeanry did exist, the Gov ernor"* proclamation to the contrary notwithstanding. And although tlio fact is that on the 12th day of January Mr. Gallagher was elected Printer, the Governor, in his hot haste to forestall lan election and secure to the Pioneer ! the emoluments of the printing, a right to enjoy which this Legislature would never have conferred, allows hut eleven -tin to follmv. two o£.which were Sun- V davs and must therefore he excluded from the count, before he assumes a va | eancv existed and that the Legislature 1 had no authority to do that which the : law positively says thoj must ifo. j Again: Mr. Gallagher, though having ! a certificate of election, not havingcjual i ificd, could not have rcwjucil to thcGov | crnor, as the law says he must do, if an officer elected by the Legislative As sembly. As he did not qualify, and could not resign, it follows logically, no vacancy occurred of which the Gov ernor could officially be apprised. Nothing but the expiration of the ses sion, without filling that office would justify such an appointment. We could not approve asa journalist the stepping outside of the printing profession to find a candidate for Prin ter, and we are happy to see our per sonal friends receive these marks of fa vor from the "powers that be." If Gov. McGill lias such an appoint ing power, hissucccssor must have, ami we await patiently our turn. In the meantime, however, we hesitate not to record our opinion that the appoint ment of Mr. Lodge, sets at defiance the law of Washington Territory creating the ollice of Territoial Printer. A NOT licit XKWSI'.U'KU !—What in the world are we coming to! Has the time arrived when not only every po litical faction, but every church denom ination, community, or clique, must have its organ? It can safely be af firmed that no in the I'niteilStates is more newspaper-ridden than that of Oregon and Washington Territory. The number of newspapers is totally disproportionate to the number of in habitants —and what is the result ? All instance of the failure of some inexpe rienced publisher creates a distrust in the mind of the reading public, and support is refused to papers that merit it, and which are started on a permanent basis. The new candidate for patron age is to be called the Xortlu-rn I tight, and will be issued at Seattle, under the auspices of Daniel Dodge, Ksq. It is to be "somewhat below the medium size but what it lacks in that particu lar will be supplied in the choicencss and excellence ot its articles." .lust so! We congratulate the people of King county that they are to have a first-class paper. We are not of those who would discourage any who enter into compe tition with us, but sincerely—and with out prejudice —how a paper can hire printers , and pay expenses, is beyond our ken. jtsr C\ K. Weed, Esq., IT. S. Mar shal of Washington Territory, has kindly furnished the following census statistics of the county of Spokane: Total number of inhabitants exclusive of soldiers, 531. Of these are white males over 21 years of age, 220; num ber of persons under 21 years, with wo men ami children, the latter of which are mostly half-breeds, 311. IT.l T . S. troops at Fort Col vi lie, including six women and eleven children, 20ri ; es cort to Lieut. Mullan's Fort Benton Wagon Road Expedition, (soldiers) 72; Engineer employees on Wagon Road Expedition, 20; attached to Commis sion to run Northern Boundary, 105. Total number enumerated, 906. THE AI.PIIEAN ASSOCIATION. —The next question to come before this As sociation is, "Resolved, That the abo lition of all laws for the collection of debts would tend to the advautagc of the people of this Territory ?" Chief disputants—Messrs. Billings and Berry vs. Lippineott and Hicks. jSOur correspondents must wait patiently for the appearance of their fa vors. " Mud Sill" and " White Riv er" next week—positively. jggp The bark Palmetto was at Bel lingham Bay 011 the 25th ult, loading with coal for San Francisco, and was to have sailed on the 27th. JB@~-Drop in atII. A.Judson& Co.'a if you wish to purchase Dry Goods, Boots and Shoos, Provisions, &c. They do business on the low cash principle. jigf- C. Crosby & Co. have just re ceived a large addition to their former stock of merchandise. New advertise ment next week. JSQT" We learn that W. I. Mavficld, Ks«|.. has resumed his connection with llic Vroka Jonnt'il. Success to him. Exercises of the Paget Sound Institute. As announced by us a fortnight ago, the Friday afternoon exercises of the Pusret Sound Institute were held in the M. E. Church on the evening of Fri day. Jan. 2">ih. Notwithstanding the inclemency of the weather, a large au dience had assembled long before the hour had arrived for the exercises, and being increased by constant accessions, many were compelled to throng the the space about and even outside of the doors. This demonstrates in un un mistakable manner the importance which is attached to the education of the youth in ourmidst. Helving us wc do, for the perpetuity of republican in stitutions, upon the intelligence and enlightenment of the American people, it is not surprising that a deep, heart felt, earnest solicitude should be felt for the well-being of our Common Schools —the corner-stone of our great educa tional fabric. Aside from this, those who for the present sojourn with us cannot but carry abroad an exalted opinion of the people who are so zesil oiis for the advancement of its youth, The following was the order of ex ercises : 1. Pnivcr l>v lli'v. X. Don no. 2. Sin^rinjr—" Oil, Tonic. I'oino Awny." ;t. ■icrliiinutioii—•• Sulutiitory," ,1. 4. •• '■ llpnr\olcin:v." O. Poniio. 5. '■ '• I'rcHcrvtitioii of the I'liioii ('. lIIIVS i!. Singing—" Itusulie.tlic Prairie Flower." by lour young misses. 7. Declamation—'• Iticiui's Address to tin- lio -1111111?." Louis Shelton. s. Declamation—"Survivor* of tin- Involu tion." K. Shotwell. !>. Declamation—"TruePatrioti.-m,".1. Yantis. 10. Singing—"SuinmiT Ihiys.' 1 11. Declamation—• Dignity of Labor," T. Chap man. 11'. Declamation—-Our Institution","(i. Scott. 1 :i. •• "Liberty ami Knowledge," K. l!rynn. I I. Singing—"Ol.l Dnjj Tray," by lour mioses. 15. Declamation—"Secession ami Disunion, ' Henry Male. IDeclamation—"American Institutions," 1.. Merry. IT. Declamation—"True Kxccllciice," Samuel (i. Want. IS. Singing—•• Main on the Hoof." 1!». Declamation—•• Young America," W.Chap man. 20 Declamation—" Parson llrownlow on lle comiiig a Democrat," Sammy Ilalc. '.'l. Sinking—"Hani Times," by four misses, with guitar accompany inent, ami chorus by the school. 2'.'. Declamation—"The I'niou." It. <«. Ileail, Original l'oem—The Flag of Our I'niou," S. S. Armstrong. 211. Singing—" Mover's tlriive." 24. lietiiliug of •• Moui|ttel," by Miss Eunice lla ru a ril. 2.">. Singing—Monnv Kloise." by four misses. 2i>. Heading of •• Olympian." Jauici Miles. 27. Singing—"Wife's Welcome." 2'S. Mencdictiou. We have not the space to comment upon each of the declamations—suffice it to say that AM. did well—but there were some who deserve more than a passing word of encouragement. If we err not in judgment, there were several who participated in these exer cises, who have the germ of future suc cess in oratory—who may yet direct the course of empire. "Without being cen sorious, we would respectfully suggest that a little more attention be given to pronunciation and articulation. AVe would also intimate that gesticulation may he overdone. Let the young de claiiner bear in mind that the most em phatic sentences can be conveyed in a whisper, and that every idea (toes not require a gesture to nd<l beauty or force to its utterance, and we doubt not that their efforts will be more pleasing and profitable. The Bouquet was unusually racy and piquant, and was read in a very happy style by its fair editress, Miss Eunice Ilarnard. The Olympian contained several ar ticles of merit, but it was rather volu minous for the occasion. The exhibition reflected much credit upon Prof. Lippineott and lady. FOUND! —A small package of letters, apparently written by some erratic genius to the Bouquet. That the owner may identify them, wo quote a few sen tences : " Forsaken Angels you have the Sympathy and affection of me in Leaving. lam Worthy of You if I do Come from the At for your Re gard or disregard I am no Longer Hesponsible. We leave you Atnoug the dark clouds of Disap pointment to your onee Defying Prosperous and lovely Bound. If "THE" Fortunate community however Fail to Acknowledge Our Light tliey will likesswise follow the milldew of their unfortunate Friend*. * * * liming the Honor of Which I have to Me Your Ever watehl'ul Servant," Ac. This is all Greek lo us, but we pve -BUme the party interested will readily identify his letters, which lie can obtain w ' by proving property and paying for this notice. lie is undoubtedly a Kapitol fellow. jjgf Our frieud Hams, of the House of Representatives, is entitled to our thanks fornianv favors. tfST For the past few days we have been enjoying fine spring-like weather. *S~As usual, we are indebted to Capt. Fleming tor favors. jjjjf The Baptists are having a revi val at Salem, Oregon. i! laSr-There were 14,#32 births in Pliil :ulflpliiii lawt year. * The Wenatchee Mines. A scries of very interesting articles are now being published in that valua ble and interesting daily, the Portland Times, conducted by friend Leland, ("Honest Alonzo.") In the issue of Tuesday, Jan. 22. wo find an article

which we copy. ( "We publish the article entire, with the assurance that responsible and in telligent gentlemen who prospected in that region last fall, pronounce it, entitled to perfect credence. The Timi's thus discourses: The AVenatcheo mines have been partially known for the lust six years. Before the outbreak of the Indian war, in the Indians living in that sec tion had repeatedly exhibited specimens of gold, which they claimed to have obtained in the mountains bordering on the Wenatchee River and its tribu taries. During that and the following years, persons in the employ of the (Jovernment made discoveries of gold there which they deemed to he rich prospects, among these was Mr. Ingles, formerly a resident of this city, and an old and experienced miner in California in early days. Those persons were in Government service at the time, and purposed, as soon as they were dis charged, tore-visit that section of coun try for mining purposes. But the breaking out of the war prevented them. Last year, for the first time since his discovery, Mr. Ingles made his contemplated incursion to that country, but he was accidentally killed before lie had time to examine his old field of diseoverv. The discovery of < Robinson will l>c recollected, and his attack from the Indians, and his return and refitting; with a large company. But it seems that when he came near the ground, his company were unwilling to make extensive explorations there, and forced him to go on with them to the North ern British gold fields. Other indications have been found, establishing the conviction of the pres ence of gold in that region. Indeed, we have heard manv men who went to the north with Robinson, say that there were better indications of rich gold de posits in the vicinity of the Wenatchec, where they went through, than they found elsewhere throughout their en tire northern tour. Following the suggestions which had been given both by Ingles ami Kobin son, parties last year, both from the Sound and this city, have made explo rations which have proved beyond a cavil the existence of coarse and fine gold there, in good paying quantities. Several men from this city arc now at work there during mid-winter, and making fair wages and opening up claims preparatory to a summer's ope rations. Others have been there and taken tluir claims, with the full inten tion of returning to them on or before the loth of May, the time fixed when their right to re-take their claims shall cease. We have seen numerous spec imens of handsome coarse gold in the hands of those who went there last fall, and whom we know to be reliable men. These men say tliev dug them there. These specimens will range from 31 to in value, each. The soil is well impregnated with tine dust in paying quantities, and in the bed of the creeks near the bed-rock, is found the coarse gold. The bed-rock is from six to fif teen feet below the surface, and the location where the principal operations have been made, is well elevated 011 the eastern slope of the Cascade range of mountains. Mr. .lames Uothwcll, of this city, bos mined there, and has now a chum there, and will return to mine early in the spring. He did well while there, and is fully confident of the extent and richness of the gold deposits there. These mines are from forty to fifty miles in ft northerly direction from the entrance to the "W'enatchcc Pass, over the Cascades from the east side, and may be approached by persons from Puget Sound through that Pass. They arc about 150 miles from the Dalles, in a direction nearly north. These mines can be worked about six months in the year, without hindranco from cold and snow. The remainder of the year will always be filled with interruptions by the elements. We nave no means ot estimating the aggregate amount of gold yet dug there, for in tact no steady mining was done there till late last fall. Hut from all we can learn from the best evidences, we arc inclined to think that a practical miner has better advantages in going there the ensuing season, than he would have in going to Kock Creek or the Carriboo. Tnc shortness of the dis tance and immediate proximity to the settlements, is a great advantage, while he lias an equal show for taking up a new and rich claim. From Mr. Both well we have obtained the following table of distances, each point named being a good camping {ground for forage and water. It wifi »e seen that this route and the routes before given to Hock Creek, Quesnell and Carriboo, are one and the same as far as Simcoe. Thenco they diverge: From Dalles to Right Mile Creek H miles. Thence to CliekitHt Creek 14 '■ " " llloek Home 3 " >t <i Twenty-live Mile Creek 15 " " " next wnter 12 " li " Siniroe Creek (two strenmti between) 1.1 " •' " Mixtion (I »|>ring between).. 12 " " " Xutchexs 12 " •• '• W. . n.t-w I ». " '• Cnnvun 11 " " " Viikiinu 8 " " l>y cut-off to Swaps (no water between) 15 " " up Creek to foot of inountnin..,. 9 " " across inouiitaiu to mines 0 " , Total from I>; lies 142 " Total distant e from Portland 232 " ' From tliis mining point follow down the Poshasta Creek twenty miles, to its junction with the Wenatchee ; thence - down ilit 1 Wt'iiatehee to its junction with the Columbia River, sixteen miles. Thus the mines are only thirty-six miles from the waters of the Columbia, where they are to be navigated by steamboat as early as May or June of the present year. The distance b>* steamboat from Portland to the mouth of the Wenatchee is about 390 miles, about, twentv miles of which would be portages. Thus passengers and freight will be lauded by the steamers within thirty six miles of the heart of the. Wenatchee mines, before the end of six months next ensuing. Here then lies open a Held for enterprise which our people should occupy at the earliest practicable period. Our merchants, mechanics and farmers, all are alike interested in the earlv development of these gold fields. If we falter, then another five or six years may elapse without a proper effort to open up the richness and ex tent of our resources, which lie at our own door, while the energies of the inhabitants of British Columbia, aided by the labors of California!)*, will open up the country north of the 40th par allel, and fix the channel of trade and commerce almost entirely without our borders, and leave us as far behind the ago of improvement and wealth as we now find ourselves.* Our natural advan tages need but be made known to in duce capital and labor to come among us, to operate upon our soil and devei ope its hidden wealth. This is the ob ject of these articles we now pen upon i our resources. We therefore solicit every aid and co-operation which can be furnished for this work. (Jive us the facts and figures, for they are argu ments in and of themselves, and we will publish them. We take 110. exception to Oregon endeavoring to make Portland, the beneficiary of these valuable discove ries ; of endeavoring to direct to that city and to the Columbia River, the channel of communication to the vast El Dorado, now developing in the Inte rior of OUR Territory. But we urge upon the citizens of Washington Ter ritory to be up and doing. That trade bv right and bv nature belongs to Pu » n « ~ get Sound. On this vast inland sea, so approachable by " all the world arid the rest of mankind," marts must arise, towns be started to support the popula tion soon to be drawn hither, to work the mining fields in the great basin of the Columbia and its mountains, south of the 49th parallel. To the Xez Perce mines, possibly the Dalles and Walla Walla, might be the more direct ap proach, but it will not be long ere a wagon road from Fort Benton will come directly to some point on the Sound. Hy it the whole Interior will be opened. We care not to notice here the idle silly notions, recently advanced by Portland newspapers as " facts worth remembering," in which the navigation , of the Columbia River bar is so lauded, whilst in the same paper we find, the glaring fact chronicled that three ocean steamers, wero anchored at its mouth over one week waiting an opportunity to go to sea. Steamboats on the upper Columbia river may be the most comfortable method of conveyance to those mines; thev mav afford facilities unknown to v %> land travel, but we wager the assertion that miners will find a resort to them, attended with great expense. The transhipment of freight over the vari ous portages, adds not to the advantage of the route. But it is not our purpose to disparage any route whatever. We only ask that claims, which we regard entitled to attention, may be duly con sidered by miners, traders and travel ers. We feel confident that Puget Sound has advantages, the development of which, will benefit Washington Ter ritoiy, aud save money to miners. We therefore cordially trust that our peo ple, who arc entitled to the harvest, will not allow outsiders to reap it. An approach to the Wenateliee is a channel opened to all the gold fields of our Territory and British Columbia. The Wcnatcheo lies at the eastern base of the Cascade Mountains. Will not our people then seize the opportunity which nature has given them, of open ing the route to these regions, from some eligible point on Puget Sound— and thus snatch our Territory from the dearth, under which it now supinely sleeps ? We can only here urge the claims of one region, by one pass to the We nateliee section. We hold ourselves ready to advance the claims of all other sections of the Territory, if. parties in terested will supply us with reliable data. We know there are practicable and direct trails from Cowlitz Landing, Olympia, Steilacoom, the town Of Sno homish, and Whatcom through pan. ses in the Cascade liange, to the In terior country. AVe know that the Xesqually, Nahchess, Cade's and a Pass near Whatcom have been thoroughly tried and found practicable—but we will close tins article, now quite lengthy by reference to the Snoqualinie Pass or trail, leading out of the town of Seattle, and upon which the citizens of King county have expended much labor and money. • The following itinerary furnished W Joseph Foster, a member of the Legis lature who has been over this trail some half dozen times, will prove how nearer, more natural and less expensive must be a route from the Sound, than by the steamboats and land portages via tlio Dalles and Columbia River. From Seattle to ford of Rlack River 14 Miles. Thence to North Prairie 14 " " " llattlc .Snake I'rairie 23 " " " Summit of Cascades 22 "■ " " Yakima I'rnirie 24 •' " " Grouse Creek 30 «• " " To mines on Creek n confluent of the Wenatchee... 10 " Total distance from Sound to Wenatchee mines 142 " Mr. Foster says this is a good pack trail all the way. For a mountain road it is excellent. Water, grass and good camping ground everywhere. It may be worthy of remembrance that Mr. Tinkhant civil Engineer of the North ern Pacific R. I{. Survey crossed in mid winter through this pass—that Indians cross and recross it during every month of the year—that Maj. Van liokkolin of the W. T. volunteers, in the late Ind'an war, conducted a largo pack train, successfully to the summit. In regard to the distances in the above table, Mr. Foster says, if anything, they are over estimated, lie made the dis tance some ten miles more than anv of his companions. Thus by comparison of these two ta bles it will be seen that the Wenatchee lies as near to Seattle, as to the Dalles. Such a fact should convince all but Or egonians, that a point on the Sound, is preferable for a starting place, to Port land. Miners must, surely be satisfied by the article in the Time that if there is a good trail from Seattle or any other point on the Sound their interests are advanced by adopting such a route in preference to fitting out at the Dalles or Portland. Republican Territorial Convention. On Saturday evening, Jan. 2(!thl8Gl, the Republican members of the Legis lature met at Olympia, and organized by calling lion. gilmore hayes to the Chair, and appointing «J. W. Anderson, Secretarv. The object of the meeting having been stated, Republican# in attendance from various counties were requested to participate. Elwood Evans, Esq., Chairman of the Territorial Committee of 1857, de clined further acting under that ap pointment, stating as reasons, that ho considered that said committee ceased to exist in 1851), when it was determined to abandon a Republican nomination. On motion of Mr. Purdy, a committee of seven were appointed, to act as a Central Committee until the assem bling of the Territorial Convention. The following gentlemen constitute said Committee: Elwood Evans, of Thurston, Chairman; A. A. Denny, of King; F. A. Wilson, of Jefferson;-Na thaniel Stone, of Cowlitz; Levi Fames worth, ot Clark ; W. T. Weed, of Kit sap; and Ludwell Rector, ot Walla Walla. The following recommendations were made to said committee : to hold the Territorial Convention at Olympia, on the 20th of May, to consist of sixtv members, that is two delegates for each Representative in the Legislature, ac cording to the apportionment of 1861, so apportioned as to secure to each county at least one delegate: and that immediate steps be taken to secure a thorough organization in every county. The Central Committee were request ed to prepare an address to the people of the Territory. On motion of Mr. Anderson, the WASHINGTON STANDARD was endorsed, aud that journal recommended to the Republican party. (J LI,MORE IIAYR, Chairman. J. W. Anderson, Secretary. WARREN'S INTERMEDIATE GEOGRAPHY. —Quarto, 100 pp., handsomely embellished with map* nnd illustrations. H. 11. Bancroft 4C0., 1860. Price $1,35. This admirable book contains fine copper-plate and eleetrotyped maps, to gether with the descriptive text and numerous illustrations. It is designed to bo introductory to the Physical Ge ography, and is divided into two parts; the first being a practical elementary treatise on geographic science; the sec ond, a description of countries. The style and appearance of the book icflccts great credit upon the publishers. W 0 would earnestly recommend its adopt ion ;i text-book in our district whooN.