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HATl'JtDAY, JUNE 23, 1858.
Aftnts Jbr the atrpu.
J. IC McBaiDE, Lafotjlttt.
C. A. Kuan, Va7n.
Woman Rudolph, Sublimity.
Wm. Hailow, Jloafa.
II. C. Raymond, W Grow.
I. Da viii, Bloomlnyton.
Fia!k W. Bbowm, Corvallit.
An6b IlAivEr, Pim ry.
tfoWMON Aukiv, itmiy.
J. JJ. LVI.K, Dallui.
Jmiw Mr Kin. fir. C'alanooia.
ReY Wiwon Hlai, vnfoii W.
I 'Ay Bice, Jaekimvme.
Jodui SnILIino, Yrekn, Cat.
Jno. H. Psksto", Will Co. III.
It A. N. l'min, (lalehurgjll.
Law OraewBlnr STewipapen.
17 If Mbtorib.r order th diMoiiunnsne of
hir ppn, In pubhaher may eoiilmiM to send
Hum until all trttorltrt art mid.
IT If subscribers n.g lect or raftiM to take I heir
papers from lb port omoe, or other plac, to which
they tr Mnl, they rt held rmponnbl valil Uiey
Mill til irresraKee, MiouM Ilier. M any.
IT If MilMinbon hiwn to other placet, with
oat informing Ih. publisher, nt Ih. pper b sent
to tlio farnitr direction, they ar held rnpontibl.
IT It h notVuHlci.nl for pwtmast.r, when
piper I not Ukeo out of lin offin. to return on
with "not Ukn out" written no tin margin, but
b must wiil letter to lb publisher, ginn lb
nit tnd potl-vnV, and elatiiif lhat lb paper ia
net taken frppi lb off)!, uth.rwi ui (l
muter la hold responsible.
fJJT II)J aV ,'., Af.nt for aoliciling
far Advertisement., and collecting for Ih tuna,
97 Merchstt at., Ban t'ranciaeo, Cat.
" Spider "shall bo beard next week. Tlie
"thread of your discourse' was so long that
we could not get it in tliii time, without
little "doubling and twisting." We thought
it quite short enough already to tow up
your budgot of minora' inconveniences.
We ihall be glud to hear from the mince
occasionally through friend ."Spider."
We have received tevernl other eonimu
iiicAtion.n,'Vhich, fur reasons, known to u,
and too numerous to tnculioi., we have been
comjielled to decline publishing.
We hope our friend iu different parte of
territory, who are laboring in word and
docd for tho promotion of the temperance
cause, will mako it convenient to favor ua
with lecturre, admoniu'one, and exhort.
tions, in thia city, a often at convcnieu(.
W have already had aevernl favor of (hit
kind, from ourcountry friends, and we hope
lo have more. On laat Saturday night,
Hon. Aaron Payne, of Yaiuhill,ntortained
our citizen, by. way of "stirring up their
pure mind" to a remembrance of their
dutict to thejr country and posterity, in
working for a law which shall ttrike at the
root of tliii great evil in Oregon. Ilia friend
in Illinois will be glad to learn lhat ho ha
not put hi light under a bushel out hero,
but is ti!l battling away with his accustomed
vigor for real democracy, and th overthrow
of the dark empire of htiinbiigirery.
We learn that the voter in Oregon have
(locitlod "against Convention" by a small
majority. Tliii hu caused about two hun
dred would be "big 111011" to look consid
erably ehop-fallcn. The postponing by tho
people or letting out the numerous fat of
flee connected with a Statu organization
present rather a gloomy future to a good
many faithful parly chaps, whose purses, be
tween loaling and drinking, have got very
low. The now mine may afford them a
temporary relief. In pnrting with them,
we can entimentiilly use the language in
which the Kldura of Kphraua were described
in parting with Paul, by leaving out the
word "mo ." "Sorrowing most of all that we
(hall see their face more."
w I fleas )r bseat Vrlraa.
We have the names of tome thirtv men
9 iii . 1
in mis country who havo already ordered
us to tend a copy of our papor to their
friend in the States, and we prosumo tlmt
many piore would have done to if ihev had
.1 L. .. .... '
auougai 01 it, What morn acceptable
present could be made to a friend in the
Mate, than that of a paper printed In the
far off country which we have chosen for a
homo F hat mora pleasing and accept
am memento or oar enduring friondthip,
for those we have left behind ua, than uch
a token received every week from our hands
which faithfully chrouiclua the events that
re transpiriugin our new and interesting
uuuit 1 1 rroum tat, rc.
TaT Cest They .. t
Our city is almost constantly blockaded
wim teams in from the country. The farm
ers are laying In their tuppli preparatory
A ban e.1. We are glad to notice, that
.u.j rry along the Aiovi, at a tort of
"mark, doteol,," That U juat a. it
hould be; alway be tur to look at our
WvwliwBg column carefully before you
ome to town to trajrj you probably
i.r jr.-.i -tl vl nioney b? it.
We Lear from Madam Rumor lLat there
ia tome excitement in diffeftnt part of the
rouniy, in referent to the reported gold
dieovery near Fort Colville, which we pok
of tome week sine.
It it said, that tome of the French Lave
been induced from representation made to
them by undry half breed, to abandon their
Incoming harvest sod leave fortheudiggins,
Whether thia hould prove to be n real
discovery, or, s omo aver, another "hum
boif," we (hall probably be able to learn
before many moon, i we understand that
enterpriilng young men will toon go out
and look for themselves.
P. S. Since the nbove wa in type,
we bve convened with Mr. McKinlv, who
baa lately returned from CbarnpoeflV- He
inforlni ut that, during Li stay there, he
heard from reliable source, that letter
have been received inlbe Trench prairie
from certain half-breed who art now work
ing in the Columbia mine. They state,
that about thirty of them are now at work,
on a bar of the Ponderray river, few bun
drcd yards above it junction with the Co
lumbia, and making from twenty-five to
thirty dollara each per day. The gold is
represented to be similar to the Feather
river gold, but coarser.
Report tnyt, that the young man who
first discovered the bar ha made somo two
or three thousand dollnrs. The bar is said
to cover an area of only few feet square.
fo other digging had been found by them
at latest accounts. There it tremendous
excitement among the French, and many
arc leaving for these hew mines. If the
mines should prove to be extensive, whicn
w are inclined lo believe, the price of pro
duce in Oregon will be rapidly advanced,
until farmers will realize what they have so
long hoped for, such prices at will justify
them in working a little closer than their
late gloomy prospects have induced them to
do. Now don't all run away and leave
your fields of golden grain to go to waste,
even if you hear that tho mines are paying
six ounce a day.
It may yet prove another "Coose Bay
humbug," but we hope not. Whcthor or
not, save your grain before you go.
f.very Botj ran teste .
We aro happy lo inform the community
that our quondam friend and fellow travel
er in tho whig ranks, tho present editor of
tho Standard, is engaged in the laudable
mission of scouring the country, for the pur
pose of waking up his fellows to iho tran
scendent importance of taking a newspaper,
thus not only benefitting himself, and tome
of ibe people, but materially advancing our
interests. Now don't understand us to in
timate that ho is our aynit, by any means,
for if you want the A nous just send us
your names by some other couveyance, as
they might (through mistake) bo recorded
upon tho wrong book. All wo want to sny,
is, that quito number of our citizens w ho
hnve hitherto lived without a newspaper in
thuir families, havo probably to hsd their
consciences wrought upon and their eyes
openedjsto tho importance of this matter,
bv tho eloquent, and convincing representa
tions which havo been msdo to them as to
their duty nnd interest by Mr. Leland,
that ihcy have comiminicatod to us their
desire to become regular subscribers to our
paper. Wo hnve always said that it was
not only tho duty, but the interest, of every
head of a family to lako an Oregon papor,
but as many subscribers, have delayed en
tering their names 011 our books 1 ill this
late date, we conclude that they were never
fully awakened to (hu importance of the
ubject, until they were beet by our elo
quent friend, Mr. Leland. Ho will please
accept our thnnks.
Some of our citizen who Lave lain for
(ometLing lots tLsn a quarter of a century,
in sort of torpid condition down here in
the canyon," ere beginning to crawl out of
their shells little at lat, and seem just now
to be taking seriously into account the pot
sibility and practicability of interna! iin
provtmenta. We notice a subscription i
on foot for rasing 1500, to enable some of
our enterprising contrac'ors, to disturb Ihe
"baallic formation, east ol Caulields
enough, to make something of a passable
wniron road out of the citr. e think tln
is a move that is highly important, and
totma to look in the riL'ht direction. If
tome of our proprietors would fork over
about live thousand dollars, for improve
ments of a timilar kind, we don'l believe
they would be any the poorer, in thit world,
or in that which it to come. If they want
to have a respectable business place, why
not try to make it accessible to the farming
community f This is emphatically the
business of the property bolder of the place,
and a poor editor could hardly be expected
to do much towards such enterprises.
will show our good will however, by giving
our mite, writing this exhortation, and when
you get to work, just call us out, and we
will try to lay shoulder to a few boulders
Mere laceattttf ( DeaaSte.
Laraverrs, Jun 15. 1855.
EoiToa Aaoe-Dr Sir A lb leotion
hu paaaed by, nd Ui doom of Oregon, politically,
is cld fur another jrtsr in lb bsmi of our eon.
quorora, it would prlwpam Improper, si well
unprofitable to protract thoao dicuaa:on -vblch ar
calculated lo iiiAueoc tin deciaion of lb public on
lb question which hv in the 1st csnvu been
But la truly said that "prmclplts an ilenial," a
phrsMabuuta ofttn quoted by th leaders of
modem democracy a Uwir boaaling rant of "lb
right of th people to govern Iheniaelvr" and uau
lly with much tli nun Uulbfuluess of applica
tion. Yce air, "principles" tliough often cruahad
l jow File way yonrPaprral
W intended to put this question a long
imio ago, nut in our multiplicity of business
wo neglected it till now, and we aro just re
minded of it by a request from a new sub
scriber,, (a highly intelligent lady of Yam
hill,) who epresses a great anxioty to have
sit the back numbers sent, as sho is so well
pleased with our paper that she wishes "to
keep the whole file on hand. We have
lent them to her, but cannot fkvor any ono
else in like manner, as we have bad to nearly
rob ourtelf to do so. It speaks a great deal
for the intelligence and love of order in an
individual, to see him careful of his news
rper. It always did shock ns to see a
family paper lying around the house, at the
mercy of tho children, and we thought lhat
an editor would be dreadfully distressed to
see his work, over which he "had toiled and
spent Ihe midnight oil, so ruthlessly treated.
When we visit cr subscribers we shall be
sure to look for their file of papers, nicely
put away, whilst taking an inventory of
their household effects, whether w ,w
them or not
Tkt A rt.lk.tr.
Spring and summer seem at List to have
both oorue down upon us all at one. The
tbermomtter stood a( J 08 dec. in the
Laat Got tk ..kaow KttklaiD Vole.
"Th Slateemaa might bar mad aom 'know.
nothinn,' but tht-y were not of Iho '8am' kind.
They all voted Use democratic ticket" vortallu
Then we are to understand that the 2000
majority which elected Lane wore " know
nothings" of your manufactwrt. And we
suppose when you inform us that Ihcy were
"not of tho 'Sam kind," you wish us to un
derstand that they were of the pure natural
breed. That is exactly what we thought,
but if w Lad spoken out this truth ourself,
some of the progeny you claim might Lave
thought us quite tart ; but as it comes from
the source that mads them, we hope they
will not find fault with us for assenting to
its truth. As it is said that "like begets
like," wo conclude that wo have seen soveral
specimens of your manufacture since elec
tion, in tho persons of a few chaps carrying
the most of their heads behind their ears.
Wo can therefore say to you in answer to
your enquiries as to tho whereabouts of
of "Sam," that tee have had a peep at your
"Sam," and lhat, too, without resorting to
the humiliating medium of a "knot hole."
Heady lo taa.
Wo understand lhat Capt. White, of
Canemah, has finished his battcau, and is
about to commence his up river trips. He
expects to penetrate the "up country" as
high ns Corvallis, thus affording an excellent
opportunity for shipping, to and from the
interior during the summer months, whilst
the steam-boats are unablo to run. lie in
forms us that ho will rcduco the "rates" to
suit tho times. '
Wcare glad to see that tho enterprising
citizens of Canemah, aro pushing along in
provemcnts in that quarter, and laying a'
euro foundation on which will be built at
some day, a great place.
i-air's prospects Tor Ike Presidency la
The Standard thinks that Lane's prospects
for the I residency are materially injured by
his namo having been floated at the mast
head of the Statesman and Times as a can
didate for nomination in 1950. Our opin
ion is that his prospects are affected by it lo
about the samo extent that they would bo
by a similar announcement chalked on n
slab, with a pieco of coal, and packed round
the country by a Calnpooia.
Tkt 4tk at Betkel.
Bethel. OsEaoN.June 11. 1S35.
Editor af the Ortgn Argut-Sm : The friends
of Uelhel Inetitute intend to ffives public dinner on
Ihe Fourth of July, and I am authorlicd to request
you to attend and deliver a diaeouiae on the aubject
01 ciiuoanon, at that time.
There will probably be aom Iota told on that dav.
rieaae take auch notice ta th above may require,
in your vuiuaoie paper.
Moat Respectfully, Tour, Ac.,
W. C WARRCfER.
We have thought the publication of the
above note from Dr. Warrincr would be a
sufficient notice of tho intended celebration
of the coming 4th at Bethel. There will
probably be quite a turn out of the friends
from various sections of the country. We
shall try to be on hand at the appointed
time. Bethel Institute is situated in Polk
County, some eight mile north-west of
We are informed that the house of Mr.
Ferguson, in Linn city, was entered on last
Wednesday, and robbed of jewelry to the
amount of fifty dollars, also of some $20
in cash. The suspected thief was seen early
the next moruing making track for "up
country." U was a stranger, who was
noticed lurking around the premises on th.
same day of the robbery.
We learn that this county polled 20 Totes,
18 of which were fa Gainst and 3 for Lane!
out lo b trodden underfoot of men,1
ly camomil, acem afterward to flourish batter
from th very prraaur of tarty advereity, or lik
th lordly oak wheo ought to be riven, gain re
doubled fore fur th reaction from th very power
applied to rend it.
"Principle art eternal," tnd, although those
which we now advoeat hat auflored a teeming
defeat, and our opponmte are ahouting over th
demie of "Sam" and "Whiggory," w bliev
they will yet triumph over th corrupt faction that
iu tli late election ha obtained th misguided ap
proval of lh people of Oregon.
Down with lh "Know Nothing" I th cry
down with lb trailora, ia heard from every eorner
in Ih laud where an office-hunting hiiger-on of
th dominant party ia quartered or a blatant dem
agogue ean find fvola enough for follower! to echo
tiia denunciation. And yet, approach coolly one of
three gentlemen, and uk him hie objections to the
American party and you will find lhat he will
coufin himaelf lo generalitiea about the improprie
ty of "eecret organisation," "proecription," dte.,
and often enough perhaps will acknowledge lie
know nothing of th parly, aud ia perhaps doing
Doe th objtction to were! aeeociiliona, we uk,
apply where Ih motive principle and object of
uch aaaociatious are constantly kept before th pub j
Th American party boldly proclaim Ita mo
tive to be to purify and clean th political )'
tern so deeply infected with th foul contagion of
denugogueiam, and in order to the accomplish
mint of thia end, th principle of excluding the
foreigner from office a close lhat the history of the
country proves to have always been ready to offer
aacrific at the altar of demagogueiam ia of ne
canity adopted, and it object i lo give to th
country a pure administration, uncorrupted, un
taiuted and uninfluenced by the dangeroua leaven
of foreign influence ; an administration atriclly
for Americana and American intsreata, lo be eou
trolled tnd governed by American in heart and in
Such are their objveta and when dispassionate
ly discuaard without prejudice or feeling we believe
three-fourth of th people of Oregon art believer
in uieae principle.
In fact we believe th worst enemy which Ihe
American party haa lo encounter, i the emphatic
know-nolhingiam of many of ita loudett oppoeera.
They knew nothing of its object and do not try
to inform themaelve ; they learn that it ii secret
society and imagine at once there I something
monitroua in it J forthwith denounc it and make
war upon it .
Such ia the aum of th reasons which give front
to Ihe opposition to thia new movement.
But with what aort of grace can the parry
making the present opposition to Americanism urge
thia objection T
How lung haa the Tammany Society of New.
York been co-operated with, aa a most valuable
auxiliary to Democratic success, without that par
ty ever intimating the least abhorrence of aeeret so
cieties. How firmly it defended the Masonic fra
ternity a few years ago wheu the infamy of the
Morgan tragedy had aroused a strong temporary
acntiment againat aeeret societies, aud bow eoaily
it nestles in the South Western State, now, un
der the protecting wings of the "Sag Nichts," an
organization set on foot in the foreign population,
and perhaps veiled in the deepest secresy or any
And lastly how many of Ihe political schemes
of it own paity leaden have been midwifed into
existence ill caucuseaao dark and aeeret lhat even
Ihe best tnd purest friends to them oftn remain
entirely ignorant of their origin.
Yes sir, this party tn Oregon has brewed ilspo
lilical beer, in aeoret oauldrom: amid Ihe dark aud
mysterious orgies ofmiduight revelers and debauch
eries, and yet it raisea it front of impudence, and
arouses an opposition to aeeret organizations
But the next cry is "proscription," for opinion's
And now in all good earnest, we ask where has
there ever beeu a more prescriptive party than the
modern Democratic party haa been and is ?
If the American Party choose to vote against
foreigner or Catholics it is an offeuee with their
aympalhiea that "smells to heaven" against con.
slitutionsl privileges ; and yet give them the pow.
er and they will proscribe and drive from cverv
office in the land native born eitizene, who are aa
patriotic menaa breathe, because they are Whigs
and declare the policy eminently just and proper !
lea, because men equally patriotic and republic
ean differ with them in a few point they will pro
scribe and vote againat them forever, and yet when
Americana, in order to protect their institutions
from the murderous fangs of a dangeroua foreign
influence, organize and vote against those who have
no sympathy wilh republicanism thev are forth
wilh denounced by thit party as traitor, plotu'n;
..;. r. c. . . ..
VV..HJ m iuiu, m uuiu 10 do wituaaeaor
jurymen in our Court of -Justice, aa ready, tnd
sworn, 10 comma rank treason j ia fine, as compo
nnflh very essence of distilled deviltry. Thisi
their beautilul consistency !
rroaenbe men for differing wilh them oa oue
tione of domestic polity, with the utmoat rigor, and
when aa eflort it made to counteract infWrw-..
calculated to tap the foundations of our irutit...
tioo, and preserve them from the rulhleea hands
that would blot th American tTOrrmmainl tMa.
euatence, denounc. that effort ta traitorou and
and treasonable proscription intolerable! W
doubt not but many of them think the prewrvauoa
of th government a most treasoeabl work
D... .k .L
" J ai 11 unjust 1 ur foreign
bora citizen, to exclude lh.ru from office. (StiU
truth coopei. o. ,
argt) Out) ebjectisa )
But at long a we know that this preju
dice exists, what good reason can be given
why this prejudice should oot be humored1,
at least to the extent of removing the strong
objection of the people to our enterpriser, by
an open organisation f The ends of most se
cret societies, like those of the Masons, Odd
Fellows, 4c, may probably be secured by
the co-operation of a minority of our citi
zens. As long as this is 'he case, perhaps
there is no particular need of their throwing
off the mask of secrecy, in order to eslista
majority of voters, so as to be able to secure
the object of their organization.
The American party, on the other band',
r- " k l...-J .
snd promising a seat in the cabinet for their much r t: u :
needed .upport. On th. ether band the whig, form of political principle., which a major.-
blarney of "ibe rich Irish brogu. and ihe tweet ty of our citizens roust adopt Derore tney
c.nii .iwanl." And in result 01 una aim
In sn.r to thi I will just msk a tatement
which I think will demonrtral th propriety ano
th necessity of lh new organization.
Both of Hit old political pnie for th last two
Pretidentitl conleeU biv tpsealed t lha foreign
tnd Ctlholie tlement of onr population for tupport,
and that parly which In lhe ewe obtained th
foreign snd Calholio vols hav luceeded ia lret.
ing their Ucket. And her w my whenvr It
come to this, that thi vote dirtinot and rpsral
from tli principle Involved in th canvas, is open
to be bargained for, snd bought, having too Hit
balance of power and eontequeyitly the powr to
elect it is high tiro that it should be put down.
Look, at Uncontest of 1852. Th democratic
party appealing to foreigners to rally ' around them
.r, - priucp... ." ., r .K. nnl.. and iho soecisl
by th. iron he.l of prof.-ed friends, .hough "cast. ' ZlZZn.
ike thlow. irwunw "--- T o ¬
other Inte election how that Ih gret mas of
foreign born citizen do nol vol lik ourselve upon
principles ) whichever party flatter them most,
and bid th higliast, they vote fur in a body, and by
thus holding Ih balance of power a email handful
of them control Iht government to tu.t their own
We now put it to every man experience, to say
if a foreigner or Catholic iaa candidate foreigner
and Catholic' do not without regard to d stinclion
of party go for him almost universally t You will
respond they do. If they then make an issue of
it lo elect their man are we doing them a wrong
to meet them on Ihe some issue, and try to prevent
Iheir election T W must cither make It an iasue
or permit foreigner caring nothing for th per
petuity of our government to rule tli land.
Freemen of Ameri.-a, which will you choose 7
For tho information of those of our read
ers who may not be aware of tho existence
and character of this society in the States,
we will state that the "Sag Nichts" is a se
cret oath-bound political organization, got
ten up of late, and becoming quite numer
ous in somo sections of the country. It is,
as its name would indicate, composed most
ly of foreigners, of tho lowest and most ig'
norant class, together with the very filth
and scum of society, banded together for tho
purpose of resisting the American move
ment, and of opposing the reforms of the
day. In every election, so far as wo have
been nblo to learn, they hnve exerted their
whole influence, not only to defeat the Amei
ican ticket, but to crush out tho Anti-Ne
braska and Temperance principles by de
feating tbose who were candidates for of
fice and running upon any of theso issues.
Tho "regular democratic ticket," or that part
of the democracy which is of the Douglas
school, has, we believe, invariably had the
benefit of their support. We have never
yet read of a political organization more an
ti-republican, whose motives, principles, and
objects were more in harmony with the
views and feelings of hungry office-seeking
demagogues than that of this snaky con.
glome'ration of foreign vipers and natural
know nothings, which- would think the ob
ject of their highest earthly aspirations wns
accomplished could they see the Pope of
Rome sitting in the Presidential chair of ibe
United States, and bo permitted to pass ut
every corner of all our cities and villages a
licensed grog-shop, wilh a board hung out,
inviting the passer-by, ns they once did in
England, to bo "drunk for'a penny, dead
drunk for two pence, nnd straw to lie on for
nothing." Now the fact that tho leading
organs of Douglasism in tho States, whilst
they are so violent in ihcir hostility to the
Know Nothings because theirs is a secret
organization, and therefore a dangerous one,
at the same time they have never raised a
warning voice against tho plottings of their
allies, the ignorant and vicious "Sag Nichts,"
we say this fact shows that all their appeals
to the people nbout tho danger of "secret
political organizations," are hypocritical in
tho most glaring degree, and that their real
opposition grows out of a fear that the
American party will prove a death blow to
their hopes by breaking down a party, on
the success of which tbey have hung their
hopes of future promotion.
Tho "Sag Nichts" aro probably already
on their way to this country, and whenever
they are in operation as a society we shall
expect to see the very men who have of late
been so violent in theirdenunciations of "se
cret societies," the first to crawl into this se
cret political kennel ; at least we will ven
ture the prediction that not one of the pa
pers wmcn nave denounced secret societies
here, will be found, which will feel inclined
to say aught against it. We speak now of
political leaders, and not of the peonle.
We know that there is, and alwars has
been, a deep seated prejudice among a vast
number or our citizens against secret sod
leties of all kinds. We recollect to have
seen many "simple minded" people, in all
parts ot theworhl, who looked upon even
the Masonic fraternity and the Sons of Tem
perance as institutions very nearly allied to
me worns or the Devil, and exceedingly un
propitious to the growth of religion. Ev-
ery intelligent man knows that these preiu-
're more tnc consequence of iVnA.
ranee than the result of honest indeoend.
ent scruttny. That such associations, for
laudable purposes, religi0Ui, morti of
ical, are not io contravention with any law,
human or divine.
can bo mnde efficacious to the salvation of
ourcountry from the threatening dimtcr
which hang over us. These principles nrr
all so reasonable and axiomatic that even
many of their present bitterett opponent
are compelled to acknowledge their excel
lenpe, whilst nt the same time, through)
prejudico to secret policy, created for tho
most part by the senseless and violent decla
mation of office seekers, they practically
throw their influence against reform by tup
porting men who are not the representatives
of principles which their own better judg
ment approves, simply because they make
great pretensions to openness of ergamza
lion and publicity of policy. If, therefore,
all bos now been accomplished that was first
expected to be secured by secrecy, and if the 1
future dissemination of truth among the
people can be accelerated by throwing off
the mask, and if we have arrived at a period
when future accessions to the ranks of the
only truly democratic organization in the .
country would be materially promoted by a
new line of policy, why not act the part ot
wisdom by taking up the gauntlet of defi
ance which the old parlies have thrown down
and meet them fair and squnro upon such an
arena of controversy as shall best exhibit to
the world the superiority of truth over false
hood, of genuine republicanism and truo
democracy over old fogyism nod political
Arrongemealt tor Ibe 4lan
A respectable portion of the citizens of
Oregon City and vicinity met in convention
at Dr. McLaughlin's Uall on lost Tuesday
evening, (June 19th.) to make arrangements
to celebrate the coming 4th of July in this
After considerable debato as to who-
should preside over the meeting, W. C..
Johnson, Esq., w as called to the Chair, and
C. L. Goodrich chosen Secretary.
On motion, it was resolved that a commit
tee of six gentlemen be chosen by this con
tention, whoso duty it shall bo to obtain the
services of an orator for the day, a render'
of tho Declaration of Independence, nnd to-
mnkc, or cause to be made, with the assist
ance of tho citizens, all other preparations-
necessary to a grand Nntional Jubilee in this
city on tho 4th day of July, proximo.
Ou motion, the following gentlemen were
each separately chosen : His Honor, the
Mayor, Thos. Johnson; J. B. Price, F. S.
Holland, E. L. Bradley, Wm. Whitlock."
Dr. A . H. Steele.
On motion, theso proceedings were or- x
dercd to be published in the Oregon Arouf.
On motion, the committeo was requested
to tnko prompt and early action in carrying
into effect the wishes of the convention.
On motion, the convention adjourned, te
meet at the call of tho committee, nt sucb
time as they may deem necessary to ask the
aid of the publio in carrying into effect th
wishes of thit convention, and ihe commu
nity. W. C. JOHNSON, Ch'n.
C. L. Goobrich, Sec'y.
After this week we expect to print a
weeiwy price current, of merchandize
The Steamer Caxelle '
Is about to be taken from her mooring,
at Canemah and conducted below th. foil.
The contract has been let to Mr. Barnum, of
Linn city, who has undertaken to see he
down safe, for $1350.
Seems to be in great demand just at thia
particular crisis. Temperance men are find
g great relief from the heat, in thia
cooling aud delicious beverage. Those who.
are in want of the right sort of an article
will find it just where we did, at Dr. SteeleV
popular drug store.
From the Corvallit Sli
uiainei Court Clerks.
8Aim, May 57th, I8J5.
Ma. Bi tnDear Sir : I have received l.t...
from Mr. Whittleaey, Comptroller of the Treanr
m which he say : That Clerks of lh. T)i-ri.s
Court appointed in each County caa only ba an.
pointed ia reference to the looaj and Territorial j.
an" oe recjgntied, and tare M
cUtm upon tkt Vnittd Stales fa omptniatUn.n
Clerk of the District Court ia the different Count,
ie will understood, from this decision, that they ar
entitled to ne remuneration u w.k -i..l .
thai thare of their respective office
Teurt truly, CEO. II. WILLIAMS.