Newspaper of The Washington Standard, April 5, 1862, Page 2

Newspaper of The Washington Standard dated April 5, 1862 Page 2
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THE VISIIHTIV STIMIII r. ». r.treß r»i tmk territory. Tin I MmII fce Preserve*. Agcatt for the Standard Tbe following Mine I i.'fnt!i mm »rr authorised to mw* t a u-1 rrcripj tot m<>nti due »übs« rip tiwa to !kt • t. I* Fimii Sm Fruriwu. I'll. Tao« Kmri. !<ia Fruh i* " • '»)• 4, U Jvits. VMrnaicr. W T . lui > \uiMtm . "afc P«MBt. It. |i H«»al*«.»"» (Inniirrllu. J..«> H'iuni Port Madison . 11l \ai I Wiimii. Tnlalft, tlii-mu Blim. SMIHTI I* »< ot through tli' uuil< it our risk The Uaioa Bewlatioßs Iqected by the LafislatiTC Assembly of Washington Territory. /»/ it /<» fJtr hi t ,|MrnA/| uf tk' Trrn'i-rp **f N wiii/tm. Tint tbr t'uion l- su in <)>r|H>rat«il with tbr in»liluli<>«.- uf our loaatri. thai 11-> dissolution woubi rndaujrr thrir pcruia ni-nrr. Ati I «eriou-ly threaten our riiitrniT a* a nation /•Vm/rcf. Thnt »ll sectional division* ran be better healed within the I'nion than wiihuut the t'nion, and thai all pretext* for a dissolution uf the I'nion. at* unwarrantable. Krtolrr,!. Thnt the nlarritt with which the peo ple rush to the rescue ol the t'nion shows them •worthy of their lineage. and their birthright, Jind makes us. the most distant limb of the t'nion, forever their debtor. Rriufrrd, That Washington Territory, true to herself, nnd true to the Government, w ill not be found wanting in devotion to thr t'nion, in fidel itv to the Laws and Constitution, or in due res pect for, and support of Mr. Lincoln's administra tion, which the popular voice bus culled to main tain the one nnd enforce the other. Knolrtd, That a .copy of these resolutions be sent to our Delegate in Congress, Hon. W. 11. Wallace. VOTE OX TIIE RESOLUTIONS, Yrat —Denny, Griswld, Lombard, McCall, Smith •of Clark, Taylor, Urquhart, Cock—B. Xayt —Aird. Bozarth, Hales, lleattv, Chnpmnn, Gardner, Gilliam, Hinckley, Holhrook, I'ajre, .Set tle, Smith of Walla Walla, Uutli, Thornton, Wil son, Warbass—lo. fl Xot Voting —Wiliiamron, Ferguson, McLenn nnd Ynntis. SATURDAY, APRIL f», 1862. Division of Washington Territory. A few months ngo we called the attention of our readers to the subject of a division of our Territory, and expressed the opinion that the sooner a division was effected the better it would be for the whole people. Mature re flection lias only tended to strengthen this conviction, and we now propose to point out some of the reasons which have influenced our opinion. In the first place, (lie Territory in ontirvly too large for one State, and besides there must of necessity be n wide diversity of interests ill the mining and agricultural portions, requir ing A different system of laws for their gov ernment. Any one who will consult tlio map will be satisfied that Congress never intended tliat the portion wliich was taken from Oregon and at tached to this Territory for judicial purposes was to form apartof the future State of Wash ington. On the contrary, it was well under stood that soon as the portion attached con tained a sufficient number of inhabitants to justify it, a new Territory would bo formed, and Washington restricted to a reasonable boundary for a State. That time has now come, and it important, both in a social and political sense, that a division ehould be made at once, in order that the mining portion may be able to form a system of laws which will suit their peculiar circumstances, and thus avoid that conflict of interests which must re sult from an attempt to bring them under the control of laws now in operation, and which are well suited to the agricultural portion of our Territory. Then will be, in that portion of the Terri tory lying east of a line extending north froin the north-east comer of Oregon, a population of fifty or sixty thousand inhabitants before the first of July next, and that laigv number will probably be doubled before the end of the year by the overland immigration. This whole section will ba almost exclusively a mining country, with for lings and interests entirely divrne from those af the older settled ynrtisi of the Territory, and it would be an oatMge ipoa the rights of the early settlers to subject them to the entire control of a promis twas mining population, gathered from all fsutcn of the world, and having no perma nent interest in thsTstritory. It is urged that by 11 ■mining together we can come into the Union as a Stale within the next twelve months, and that if the Territory is divided the Saand region will remain a Territory foe many years to cease. We do not believe this. On the contrary, we believe that if the minta prove to he what is now an ticipated. onr rich agricultural valleys, both east and went of the monntaiaa will rapidly fill ap with aa sntsrprisiag population from the mines, who will desire to ooenre perma nent heroes for theamsives and families the stock their fans and amke permanent im provMnents; and instend of its requiring many yean to aeqafre a popalation to claim admiasinn into the Union it would require comparatively bat a short period of time. If. however, are were compelled to accept the al ternative af remaining a Territory for fifty or a hundred years, or be subjected to the entire p >1 itical and legal control of a transient mining population. should certainly rlnw tin- for iwr. Wt- tliiuk it is wfi' to anti«-i|>.it>- that a Urge proportion i>t' tbone *lm go to the Car iboo or the Salmon river ininr* will hkmht or later lnfMoc citi*ens «»f Washington Territory, ixi lb.- sup|m»itioti that our i*astern lioundarv will U' a line directly mirth of tin* north-east rudk r of < trrpHi. Then* are many valid reasons why this should I*- tin- iw. ni Uiiimlarv of tin- State Washington. It would pive a rmsonabh' amount of Territory in a good . and al though it w>>uld In' <ii% ided by the t 'ascade mountain*, tin- two mtikkw could l«e connect - rd with a pMid wagon road that wouhl pvi' tin- |**»pl«- >-ai>t ot the mountains an easy ar nw to the market* >f tin- Sound and llritisb Columbia, and wf Iwlii-vc it ran In- easily demonstrated that tlii- in just what is is de hired by the Walla Walla K'jrinn to develop their agri< ultunal rrwmrriT, The Siund re gion w ill be the great commercial am! lutii lieriiig portion of the l'acific roast, ami will funiiidi a putl market for the agricultural portion «»aM of the Cascade#, and both ht lions will bat e an iutei>-»t in cniu-tructin? a nail fniin •go* point on the Sound to W alia Walla. Those ac.'j'iaiuted with the moun tains know that it is [traceable to make n* good a road, at b-ss cost, a* the national road over the Alleghany mountain*, and when thin u accomplished then- will be no desire on the part of thone east of the mountains to IN cut oft' from Washington Territory, whatever ~ • tuny be the case now. Dees any one sup pose that the people of the western portion of New York—the great wheat-growing region —would consent to be separated from their commercial emporium, New York City ? Yet tlie commercial portion of that State are anx ious for the advancement of pecuniary inter est, to be formed into a new State ; and just so it will be with the Sound interest a few years hence. We are willing to be bound to otir inland friends, and hereafter pay our full share of the expense of connecting the two sections with a good road, and we are mire that our Walla Walla neighbors will be wil ling to remain with us. They will enjoy all the advantages to be derived from the prox imity of the mines as fully a part of our Ter ritory as if embraced in the one to be formeil. We can never consent for the bouiularv line to be the summit of the Cascade range of mountains, as proposed by some. That would reduce our area too much, and keep us out of tlio Union for many years to come. It would likewise cut us off from a good grazing and agricultural country so necessary for our lumbering and commercial interests on this side of the mountains. Nature designed tlio two sections for one State. We must imitate our neighbors in Oregon, who acted wisely in refusing to give up her immense pastures east of the mountains, which will become in a few years the most valuable portion of the State. *" —— Dr. Henry started for Oregon on Mon day last, to be absent about two weeks Mr. Oiddings has charge of the Surveyor Gener al's offico during his absence. 11l this con nection it may not be improper to observe that no little merriment has resulted from our friend Alonzo's "April-fool joke," announcing us as " Acting" Surveyor General. Station ery thieves have been on the alert; while four of the five clerks and draughtsmen have been "dunned" every day during the week, their creditors, no doubt, supposing that " a change of administration makes fat calves." Our friends will find consolation in the motto: "No debts, no friends." iy We have received from the publisher, A. llosenfield, San Francisco, a siuall work entitled " Guide aud History of Salmon ltiv er and Cariboo mining Districts," containing much valuable information connected with the mines, tables of modes and prices of traveling, distances from point to point on the routes to both regions, a vocabulary of the Chinook Jargon, etc. Price 50 cents. Send orders to the publisher, San Francisco. MAILS BRTWRKN CALIFORNIA AND ORK GON.—The editorial corres|mndence of the S. F. Bulletin, under date of Feb. 4th, has the following item: '• It having been found quite impossible to carry the Overland between Sacramento and Oregou during the winter season, the contract has been abrogated mid the mails are hereafter to go by Holiday 4c Flints line of steamers. OT" A genthann from Port Madison in forms us that a four inch plank was recently sawed at Meig's mill mmr kmmdrrd a»A ttrtm feet ia length. Can that be beat in Yankee dora f 17* Hon. Frank Clark passed through this place on Satarday, bound .Salmonward. We understand that be intends to practice his profession in that region. W A locomotive was received at Portland by the last Partfc, designed for l*es i'butce railroad—a stretch of fifteen miles between Dalles and Des Chutes. tF From a private letter from Victoria we learu that the steamer Eliza Amdrraom will be here in a few days to cany the mails ou the Sound. FBMOKAI Aroorv Hulbrook. E«q., of Orpgoa. ban upturned from a vuit to the At lantic tttatrs. ty The census of (hvgon City, shows a population of 55t», of whom 291 'are males. 205 females. lJ r Hia EscvUeurr, Gov. Turuey, >• vx |M*cta*d in a f«'» day*. Inhuman Brutality. i*f nil cowards In- w !»«• would strike a de fenceless woman is tin' yet we have such a (l»»|iir»tilc craven ill llii* vicinity if the story told I>_v tin- wilt' of the (rrtutd be true. I'ojiidnr indignation vi-rv nearly found veut in tar and feathers II|M>II the APPUFIYA of the accusal in town one day this Week. The following n-solutions, adopted at a meet ing of the Ladies of litis vicinity, convened for the purpose of considering? the matter, on Sat urday hot. indicate the universal feeling on tl»- subject. Tln v wen- signed hy fortv thrce ladies of this «it-init v : Wnrar »>. Mr. lilaspiw has I teen for aev t-rsil years cartying on a system of inhuman | torture tow ards his w ite. Mrs. K. tilasgow, and her helpless children, and from which she has now esi*a|M*d, throw ing; herself U|MIII the pro tection of her numerous friends, we the ladies oft Hvmpia. li.i \ ing met to coimider the caft', do hcrvbv ItffJrr, That 'tis one of unparalleled eru ' city on his p-irt. demaudin;? our most open ' and nuresen • d sympathy for her. while for him we tiud H" rxrmar —no charity moved ns! hut on the contrary, feelings of abhorrence and contempt. Ami trrjurthn rruttrr. That actuated as we are. hy a high sense ot and e<|ual jus tice to all. we will not shrink from espn-Ming our tmprrmr contempt for n—monster! (we cannot Ix-stow upon him the nohle :ippell;iti<>u of ilinn) who call thus basely and cowardly | tieriH <r ite such uncalled for treatment ti|mu ! one holding the t<i him ?!:;• s.ir r ed rel-itimi ot J wife—simplv because she was a helpless i.o- Iject in his jxiwer —and are moved to ask uhrre, 1> ir/nre rests that divine spark which we have so jirtnt<l/y claimed as finding a home in every human hreast .' Itcsts ! IV* / .%/*»»• turn! else the cowardly Imml would have heeti stayed from executing its multiplied hrutalities. Therefore rewire. As friends of humanity to unite in using our influence in putting down such inhuman wrongs, and in demand ing the protection of a suffering sister from the hands of so gtM* a tyrant ! —a being in human form hut apparently more destitute of the (Jod-given element than many objects coining under tho liend of "Thcbruto crea tion"! And lnstlv, Tie do rexo/re, That n copy of those reso lutions he rent to Jlrs. Glasgow, and one to each the "Standard" and "Overland Press" office for publication, and also one to Mr. (tlasgow, that lie may he fully aware of the almost universal feeling entertained hy the la dies of this town and vicinity iu regard to his manhood. (?) Salmon River News. Wo take the following items from the Walla Walla Statesman of the 22nd ult., and tlic correspondence of the Advertiser dated Salt Creek, March 10th: Let those below who have any inter est in us send forward stuffs as soon as possible, and those who con template coming remain for six weeks yet at least before they coino to this country. I say to you once ngaiu, be warned in time, as you will bo the suf ferer, and you will find very little sym pathy from a !ot of tine, noble, hardy men, half starved themselves. Some diggings havo been struck on Salmon river thirty or forty miles above this point, estimated to pay from five to twelve dollars per day on tho bars and in some of the gulches putting into the river. From experience in nil three of the mining camps I would safely say that the miner will do better to try Elk City or Oro Fino before coming to Salmon river, as at either camp you can get work, and when this present portion of the mines is worked out and forgot ns one of the has-beens you will find that Elk City and Oro Fino will open forth with bright prospects. The head waters of Clearwater have been but barely prospected, and there are hun dreds of claims abandoned and miles of ground not touched which will pay from sf» to 910 per day, and you can get that if you will be content, not speaking of hill diggings not opened, and abundant water privdeges. There is a fair supply of provisions, tools and cloth in at these points now, and that is quite an item. Let every miner who can, bring his horse, as he assists matters, beside car rying grub before present wants, lie also enables you to peuetratc fur back where plenty of k ore exists. Your horse ran find in the mountains enough to eat any place when the suow is otf. Let the luiuer avoid giving his horse or horses to ever}* one wlto savs he has a ranch, as it would be better fur you and the animal if you would shoot fiim and then you would know where to fiud him. Band together some fifteen or twenty and pay some man good wa ge* to watch, eat and sleen with thein; you may then get some benefit from your horse*. You can now*do as you please—l bare given you the hiut, I now state to those whom it may concern, that from this point to Hnake river is about fifteen miles over a rocky divide, and that there is a trail over which the Indians ride, and that thev travel from this point to the Uran<l Koude country, but no wagon road can ever come to this place across from Snake river, but a good mountain pack trail can be made. If we car. get goods and stuffs here, uo matter how, it will satisfy us; settle the road among yourselves. 1 state the above as facts, not interfering with tho question of road*. Let the miner, packer and traveler not forget his tun coming up here. Remember the Indian Agent has said vou am get no aid nor comfort from him, as you are violating the laws of intercourse with the Indians and con ncqucntly breaking the United States Laws. As a friend of peace, I say, hear n little from tliem, (the Indiana) avoid giving them whiskey and guns, and come prepared yourselves. This pummel we have a small account of long standing to settle with the Snakes —we will collect priucipal and interest at the same time. Mr. Mcßride, of Mcßride& Rhoadcs Kxpress, informs us the miners are now leaving Salmon river for the low er country quite a« numerously as they are leaving this p.iint for the

mines. They are compclicd to come out on a<-eountof the scarcity of provis ions. and much suffering is already cx pcrieni-ed in the mines from this cause. There had l»een considerable sick ness in the mines, mostlv lung diseas es. Five men died at Florence week before last, of consumption, i Two or three pack trains had started up Snake river from Lcwiston, intend ing to go up to Florence by way of Salmon river, but compelled to returu on account of the high water. Mr. Melt ride advise* |>ersons l>outid Salmonward to wait until a supply of provisions is first taken Into the mines, as they cannot possibly obtain them there now. It will probuhly l»c a month yet before provisions can lie ta ken to the mini's. The streams on the road to Salmon ate very high, and there is yet full ten feet of snow in the digging*. Fi.onE.\cE.—Het.ry Miller, Esq., writing to the Walla Walla SlatmmaH, from Florence, under date March 4th, says: " During tlio past six weeks a great number of miners have come in, and unless we are supplied within thirty days 1 anticipate absolute suffering. Bacon is not to ho had at any price, ami beef has been packed from the foot of the mountains on men's backs and sold at $1 per pound. The dis tance is twenty-hvo miles and freight by this new mode of conveyance 40 and 50 cents a pound. lam sure that a month's supply for four hundred men could be sold between the first of April and the middle of that mouth at the rate of $1 per pound for flour, and all other articles in like proportion. Four hun dred long handled shovels would com mand ready sale at $lO apiece, a like number ot camp-kettles at from $8 to $lO, ami long-handled spades to the number of 'JOO would be sure of sale. Syrup, vinegar and anti-scorbutics are in great demand. No. 1 heavy flannel clothing is much needed. Judging from appearances, soap and towels would bring extravagant prices. In a strictly confidential way let me hint that Lyon's—or anybody else's—Flea Powder—lnfallible Magnate Electric, &c., of course—would be productive of a rapid depopulation of some hundreds of pairs of blankets. To quit one's na tive country is always a source of grief; to be compelled thereto is perfectly awful, but iu this case compulsory ex patriation would be decidedly a case of 'qU'ttinnr one's c2!?»trv for that coun try's good.' I advise, in view of ilic , above, that your business men push forward supplies within tho demands mentioned, and as far as I am able to form au opinion, they will find my statements as near the truth as can be come at, uiul I believe tho demands will far overrun tho calculation." In a subsequent letter lie writes: " For some days past miners have been coming into the diggings, and in consequence the fear of starvation times are on tho increase. While Ido not share tho apprehensions of tho many, it is plain that by the first of April, unless provisions arrive before that, diet will be generally 'bread straight,' and in ten days thereafter— well, we will see." ■ 1 ■■ «>' lta I'rrparkii.—Hy n private letter from San Francisco, says the Portland Timet, we leam that the small-pox prevails throughout California. We would advise all who are subject to the contagion, to use the means of prevention while the disease is yet ouly threatening; for the floods of population con stantly arriving among us from California will surely bring it with them. Especially should this precaution be observed by per sona going to the niiues, for the wuall-pox would most likely be very fatal, should it at tack those exposed as miners necessarily are. The following i« an extract from the letter: M The aaudl-pox ia raging throughout the city and county, and indeed 1 might sav in all the principal towns of the State. The papers, of course, fearful of creating undue excitement and alarm, until within a day or two, hare almost entirely ignored the trnth, but now the spread of the disease has ren dered it absolutely necessary to make the facts, or a |«>rti<>n of them at least, public, in order tliat precautionary steps uiay be taken bv all who are liable to attack. It ia report ed that over two thousand cases have occurred within the last week, though proportionately but few have, as stated, proved fatal. The physicians are employed, some of them day anil night, iu applying the saft*guard of vac cination." —————— ■- - - Whv thky Birkbothb Library !—lt W surmised that (ten. Pillow burned the State Librarv of Tennessee jnst before evacuating Nashville, in order to destrov certain treason able papers and oomwpoMdeucc filed away within it, which if taken bv our troops would have seriously compromised distinguished lueu in both sectious of the L'uion. - ■ ■ ■ ■ ♦>« Scbnb in Conorksm.—When the official account of the capture of Fort Hviiry was read in the lloure, the most tumultuous cheer ing was heard, while tears of joy rolled dowu the cheeks of the few bonier State men in I t 'oligre-h. i Wky the Vnfh aiit THaph. As the contest with the rebellion ) proceeds, we l>egin to see more clear I j < the mighty difference between a peo -1; pie complete in whatever can give 1 strength—education ; the application 1 to the creation of wealth of the beet 1 contrivances of ingenuity, and skill, and patient industry, which well knows '; that values are always iu ratio to oost. - j The people most addicted to the arts : ' of peace, arc, when fullv roused, the' * most terrible in arms, from the skill and cunning they acquire in engines - of destruction. A mechanic at the ■ North, quietly constructing a steam-en * gine—neither himself nor hi* work * ever seen—exerts a greater influence * over the contest than a Southern regi * ment, with all its vaunting and bravado. E The Port Royal Forts could not have 1 been taken by any force that the North ' i could put in the Held, marching it all *' the way by land. A few shi|>s detnol ' ish them, scattering, in a few hours, 1 their defenders, panic-stricken. Our skill multiplies the power of our sol j. dicrs a thousand fold; the moment ' i they cat. be brought into action, the * disparity between the comlatatits is at 1 once seen to be almost infinite. 1 The elements controlling the contest, * the rvltcls certainly overlooked. It | was impossible that it should be other ' wise. Although for more than n gen - cr.ition they had admiuistered tl.e Gov ernment at Washington, all the mater , ials for its support were drawn from the Free States. If a fort was to be built, or n ship costructed, or a difficult ' undertaking to bo executed, the prac tical man was always the Yankee— a i name which has everywhere conic to | he the svnonvm of expedients and skill. The North fed, clothed aud * paid the army and navy; supplied the | shins and the men ; the'means for their ! mobilization, and filled the commissar -1 iat. The traitors, who long wielded [ the Government, had only to command, ' and the versatile North was onlv too happy to execute order. Utterly ig ' norant of practical affairs, they thought that the same command, issued upon a . Southern soil, would be followed by similar obedience; that to will would bo, as formerly, to possess. No argu ments coul<l reach them, because they could not appreciate the ground upon which these were urged. They conse quently rushed madly forward in the work of destruction, little dreaming that, in severing themselves from the North, they forever cut themselves off from source of their strength and power. The social system of the South is such that the rebels can send a large number of men into the field. But this is nil. They cannot long feed , them without constant change of place, iu which rapine supplies the place of money. Tho South, at best, can only act on the defensive It cannot make a forward movement, nor has it really attempted one, except in Missouri, . which was only a dash of marauders, taking advantage of Gen. Fremont's inaction, and running, when threat i ene«l, V.'ltb much greater celerity than it advanced. Price's forces never con stituted au army, It is this incapacity for any forward movement that is so fatal alike to the harmony of councils as well as to the military success of the rebels. When the war broke out, tho overrunning of the North was supposed to bo a very easy matter. The rebel soldiers were always promised their Winter quarters in Northern cities, the wealth and pleasures of which their imaginations had magnified a thousand fold. The cononest of the North was foreseen to be the only condition of an honorable peace. But no forward movement was made. Tho fugitive* from Bull Run were not even followed. Upon the evening of that disaster, five thousand properly appointed, could have captured Washington.— The prize waa helpless before them, but the rebels could not even reach oat n hand to grasp it The forces grouped ' around Manassas, did not then, nor do not to-day constitute an army, in the true sense of the term, capable of ac tive offensive as well as defensive op* orations. Tho people South cannot supply it with what would be necessary for a movement of fifty miles in the face of an enemy, with the immense train ot wagons, hones, materials, commissariat, and munitions of war. It may be difHrvtt for as to drift it , from its intreuchmeiits—to overcome i its via inertia —which constitutes it* real strength. If the South could have pat forth ' any great military effort, it would have ' certainly made some attempt to capture Fortress Monroe, which is literally a | rope aronud its neck, stopping, by slow , degrees its very respiration. The . thunderbolts we launeh upon the South- I ern coast we fabricate in the great r Southern seaport As a base of opent ) tions, it is worth to us a 100,000 meu - in the field, and would be cheaply pur - chased by the rebels at the loss of 50,- 000. Why do thej not attempt to , seize upon a poeition of such import , ance, the |>oasesaion of which, in the t bauds of their enemies, is a barniag . disgrace to their military prowess T ' Because, with half a million of men [ mustered against it, it would defy all > their assaults. A few men-of-war io the harbor would amply guaraatee lta j safety with a garrison of only two , thousand men. All these half million . of inou could not drive a gunboat from i Hampton lioads, In their uaval artn, i they are not only utterly helpless, but they do not even proviso to supply their deficiency. Sinee the outbreak, we do not Mjipoae that the keel of » •ingle ahip-of-war has been laid. The few veaaels stolen from the Uuited constiutee their whole ieet, and when the* arecaptured, aether are beinr one after another, nut a vessel will be left to them. This illustration will serve for the whole ease. We aaed not question the personal bravery of the people of the South. We may admit them to be { entirely earnest and sincere. But soeh I qualities have very little to do with the results of a content when waged sg>. nrt j a people equally courageous and sin. cere, and who add to tltese qualities mechanical skill and wealth, abundant means of locomotion, with the higbeat capacity for the administration of at. fbirs. To determine which is to be ths victor, we have only to ascertain which can best feed, arm, pay and move ha soldier*. llerc is the whole science of war. The discontent is becoming univer sal at the South that peace is not con quered upon the eoemy's noil. «I(" •ays the Charleston Merrwy, "oar ad vice had been followed, and Maryland and Washington had been seized, we should never have seen tbt eueiny in Port Koyal harbor." Of course not.— Maryland was not seized—not that the necessity of such a step was not a* ap parent to the Confederate Generals as to the literary gentlemen of rebeldom, —but they were held by want of means to move forward, which all rebeldom, could not supply. Why, is it not yet understood ? Change after change has beee made in the Southern commissari at, which comes in for the blame, but no improvement is visible, simply be cause none is possible. The hands of the rebels are still uplifted in astonish ment at their own inaction. The truth will ere long flash upon them, and when fully realized, the rebelliou wilL really be at an end. The South cannot contend against us with any hope of success, because it cannot meet us on equal terms. It can no more excel us in arms than it can in wealth and the arts of peace. It H in our superiority in these that our Htreugth lies. It may and will take time to prepare these for action, but when the preparation is complete, we make abort work of the job before us. Since August we have been subject to the taunts of the world for the want of' progress in putting down the rebellion, —its independence pronounced un fait accompU. But the world overlooked the gunboats which were being quietly constructed in our shipyards, ami which, in a few hours after they went into action, struck a blow which bus really brought a State at our feet, and sent a thrill of terror through every rebel heart. We were content, be cause we understood the work in which we are engaged. We take time for preparation, which, when made, can not be resisted. Every day we aro growing stronger by the construction of our immense armaments. Every day is the South really growing weak er, because it is consuming what it commenced with, much faster than it is producing. Wo aro moving forward with an accelerating pace; the rebels arc retrograding with an equally rapid one.—JV. Y. Times. OUR EXCHANGES. —A few days AGO the Oregonian , a sound Union paper, took the Vancouver Telegraph to task for bein<* rather lenient with the Adar tiser, which asserted in substance that one who rejoices over the success of the Federal arms is worse than a traitor. We confess that we felt a little anxiety to see how the Telegraph would reply, for we have sometimes been almost at a loss to kqow whether it was really sound or not So when the Telegrapk of March 21st, came to band, we scanned it closely, and could not dis cover the smallest item in that number that would eive either aid or comfort to Secesh. In fact we found the true reflection of the right kind of Union sentiment. We do not know whether it is owing to a new and abler editorial pen, or to our former obtuseness, but we <to hope that each succeeding num ber of the TUtgrmpk will riag with the same tone of this one, and we are sure that no oue will venture hereafter to call its loyalty in qaeetion.—Ory» State Republic**, 2 9th fast CBAMI W TACTICS.—The Sbarta Onrier eyra that the rebel fight ing makes an important ehange in drill. luetmd of the command of "fire and Ml back," they have snhstitoted "M bark witbont firinc." Judging from recent events in Missouri, we expert they will adopt yet another change, vu: * k prepare to poisou." mr A party of "roughs" recently attempted to trample ou the mining laws in Florenoe, in a disputed claim affair, when suddenly about two ho"* dred Nsolnte men, armed with nde* and shot guns, came down upon them unawama, aad immediately put a to their malicious desigus.— nalla H«- U jjkUttmmM, MmnkttHd. Cuvin OCT W A BO»APE.—Tb« Sobno Jfauhf.ttlfr IIH* ■ ladv m that neighborhood "whose dress accidentally getting on Are, was all ablwe before Se dSeovured it, when with ready »< and grant ooarage she adroitly the nstenings of her criuoline crawled out of the bad serapo i» JoU le-quick, without iqjuty. |y Portland is literally jammed with I* l ' if»rni«n» tmnml Sulinonwunl^.

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