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Voi-IV.' OREGON CITY. OREGON, MAY 2 2. 1 858. No. 0.
and other Linda, dune o order, eu tlmri I otlce.
Ilea, Afrit 11, U3t.
R.uilved, 1st, Tlmt tlm K'piiIIicii
party, true to ill" principle lliMi f-um llie
basis of oar fre and deiucrii'iu evsieiu l
government, reaffirms to them t unslter
able devotion, I lul l down in ilm bl'd
bought charier of Aumriuwi lib-r'y. the
Di-clsralion of Indepeudeiiue, hii I devl
0"d in tlm Com iiuiiim of ilm Unin-il
Btales, Mtid lhat th pr.eyeriiy Mini perpe
tuity of our Uni'in depend upon a strict
adliaratice lo tin il.ictiiii- taught, vi I ilm
rights guarantied in tliote. lioiiord repos
itories of republican fiiili.
It-aulved. 2ml, 'I'lml in relit'ioii to t It
Institution ol llllOleStic shivery, We remain
W'oer Ilm iirwn who farmed our iim i
lotions plained iiem.lve, and wh-re the
leading statesmen of nil ponies, until with
in reueiit period, Ii ivm lmriiioiii.iii.lv
kloml ill lit it i a purely Incut, liol g.oier
al, State, and IM national, iusiinilioii
determinable by the S'ams, each Pr itself
over which ilia other Stale tunc ito
contrnl mid Inr which no responsibility.
R -solved. 3 I, That with Washing; on.
JelT-rsjn, Madison, Franklin, mid iln-ir
compeer und cliMiiiura ric. wliuin tin
framing of tho Constitution iiiado elF-ctual
p'ovisiuu for tlm annihilation of ilm irnTiu
in slaves, and who were, especially anxious
that that instrument shou'd conlHin nn ml
ima-rioti nf the right of one man in hold
property in another, we IH-Iinvi- nlm'pry in
ba poliliciil. 'cial, mid niuriil vil ; Hiid.
wbila wo diiiuluiiii nil ri'lil and inclination
In infrfrre wiih it ihm iiinnioipiil nnln
lion of any nf ilm KovuivitMi Suite of tin
Union, w bi'lit-va ilml tlm oruaiiio net or
1797 for the (.'overnmi'iit of nil ih turrito
iy thru liuluiiL'in'.' to t Iim H'pulilio, pfiin-'d
by llletngJcinUi JnlF-niun, iipprnveil liy l !
immortal Vmiliiii)rlon,ii'id hlriclly adln-rcd
(o ill tlm forinnlion of wviry Iprrilori il
government from tlmt Mum down In 1M54,
nib-ilie lint dny of Coniv in IVa.ninj
uvrrnincnm for ilm Ti'rritorira tlmt i.
Ilia iioii rxii"nion of nliivury.
Reaolvt-d, 4l.ll, That lie nnflirtiinn'e
di-pur ure from lliu prinuipli' in thn lute
ol orunniain ilm Turritory of Khikuii, tu
which w dir'clly tr.icn ilm binrr njjiu
lion which lia ilfulroypil I lie p.-nci-, ninl
raddiMied with tlm Ido'id of hriiltn m lh
virgin noil, of that f.iir land, Iims proved lv
itubitti-r fruit ilm windmii of the ancirnl
policy which it litis rippl'mlrd.
Jl-wdved, fllh, Tltitt w niHiid by and
minUin, h did our furef.itlii-rn, Inm pop
ul.r mivereiis'iiy, and ih' iiiHlieimide rij-bi
film penphi topovprn th"nn de ; lui
w denv lluil a m.iii i d- pried of lliee
nnl" Iim enjuy tlm privil.'UM nf enshiviim
others, and Hltirm tliut'he p-siill nliicli a
ducirini' would tiii lo louml ili liln'riy of
ihi ci'ii-n u a liiiM of d.'.ipniiniii.
U olv.il, Oih, Tli.H tliR mmmpi iipun
h purl uI'iIih present 1) inooratio admin,
i'ra'ion m foio upon tlm peopln nf Km
hh a ooiKtiliiiio'i utiliori-riii to a lnrjfi
linj rily of i'a oitisf-'im. aad i mmtain in
pow.-r a" uiirpiii and lyni'inical minnriiy
a.'niii't ill- kn 'n will of ilia ri-inaiiidi-r,
it Nil ' oil'r'it'1 initio lio lio lie liV n lie,"
p.'oplp, and W lm;w ilia' pm'ini th "i
elvr lirnilV tl!"n tin i I tl-'t it I I null fir!
PliunciHt'd bv tin- Di'cU'a'inii nl Iudepi nd
rnc". "that, all unvernmi'iitH derive their
jnt tnwer from I'm cmiwiit f ilm g
ern.-il," limy will b" able in wri"t Imm
their oppreor thai whioh i inettimilH
tu a free peuph' and fo-inidable ! tyrant
only I lt- ri Il I 'ociniipd ihe nilcra locon
form to the wiahe "f lh-i rul d.
lt-olvi'd, 7 h. Tint ini that th"
riuht in govern nec-Kkrily filnw Hie rivilit
to auq-nre and h 'Id territory ,' an I that in
providing a overnin''iit fir a Territory
under thi risfht itahoiild be bawd HpOii
ilm iiiilii'ablrt riijlit of tlm people, and we
arraign tlm inn lern vsleni practiualU
carried out in K unimfnr i: uttei and uiosk
io!ation of l hew principle, and alfli tn that
ilm drlt citiilotfim f wrotis and crime
co n nilte I by tlm U'o and exi-tina A I
minim ritli'iin aainsi p piiliir ri'jlil- in that
Turrimrv denerve tlm execration of evei v
oer of free.lom of the prenr-nt day, and,
i iheir jn-t reward in hiloiy, Mn inimr
lalitv of infimv. '
RWived, 8: h, Thai ih late puitnan
decision nf the Suprenm Court in 'he case
ofDred Si-o'i. which make llie Cuiistitn
lion a grand lille. iim' ruiivnt to every
b older of !ave, in a disraca u tlm Jo
dioiary of tlm nation, and a Main upon tlm
ihum.-ipr nf nnr eonn'rv. whoan mildet
boartiita love of liberty in in lurjjel
ensB and iU lttrd of tyranny in every
Ibnn. :' .
tte.olved, Oth. That we cmiRratuUtu
otirielve and the people of Oregon upon
the renll f the 'a'" electimi "pnn
nuealionof alavery aaa triumph of the
RepuWicati doctrine of nonxten.ion, ami
we only init that we ouuht lo use our
influence wherever it can ba legitimately
done to secure lo other rerri.orieaibe-an.e
rioelei bleanin of freedom which by
ocha Kratifyimt loajority e aeem o
fullv to appreciatn fr onraelvea. i
Revived, lO.h. That the recklew prodi
iality of national treasure which has char,
icteriwd the lato and pres-nl Uomootaiic
Adininitraliona, brinaina to bankruptcy
iieasury whom vault have received 83J,
'OflO 001) per annum, and necessitating a
Wn'inatime of peace, is a clear and ile
tnonstraiive proof ur that w,.tKf,.l extrav
-l.;..h haa t.luudered the na'ion
arid turned treasury into a i ahmplaaler
r th na:hin! uuv n wu"
lustainl'e finance. -
i.-i ii.i. Tlm i ib Paino Rad
JVHOlvro, ii-, - . , .
road ia no longer an enterprise of doubtful
expediency, but has beernne one of imrmr
MiMCMimmal and national necesaHV.
i ...., o. .vMKtrudion on any cn-
trl and practicable mule by the aid nfthe
n..-..K...ernmni eiven in uch man
ner m may b-bestcaJculaledloefll-ctim
R,ld. 12th. Thai we fa appro-
priationiby Congrew for the ini;roeineB !
ifrivera nnd harloia of a liatioiml char
ai'ler, Rexnlved, 13ii. Thai llie political d.,e.
'lias kuu III reiti'lilly lo be established by
a part v sivlilli 'belli -id ve Deinocralii in
iliw 'I erriiury, which mseil ilm dntv of
a represeiiiiinve or ili l. t-nie in mine in
slmici to be lo I'b 'V ilm iiislrni liniis of
hi cnstitoi'iits a bile iu o'hers speeih'ed he
I IihuiiiI In disrefiird them and how lo lU't
will of ol hers, is d'ltioetoiu and kiili-repuh.
1 1 run in ita leiideiicv, and worthy to be
4iifttaiuei nnlv by a party llmt everywhere
is known as the h II v of personal vassalage
and 'In advocate of piirilan di'spotism.
. Itesolved, 1 4 1 II. That e believe in ihe
uirraiiiiiiided riohl of Ilm citizen lo think
anil vote as he idea?', mid we utterly de
ny I flu rilflil of auV representative under
any ci'ctiuuniiiice to viol.ite the iusiriio
lions or klioviii will of the people lie rep-n-s-Ills.
K.-mlied. J 5ih, That llie present yni
of votinir ri'd voce, immdiicrd by that
party tntiilijeul the MiOriiife ol lln-ci'i' ii
lo tlm aurvi-illuiice of piiliau insp.-ctors,
and awe him, under the penally of bein(i
h-iiudi'd as a trai'nr, into nlj t-l suboiin-ion.
is a relic i if linrliiiri.in. which finds lit
frii-uds iu a party li iko ithole or(iHn;zmiiiii
is devoted io the eX'iiiinuivliiueut of eve
rv sjiurk of pernoiial fri edum, and suljicls
ii iik-iiiIhtm lo the entire Control of an aris
tocracy of leaders; and that with such a
party i are prnud to have neither sym
pathy nnr communion.
Hcnator '.riurndra on Iha neprat of
We extract the folloaiuo from the late
able upeech of lion John J. Crittenden, mi
the Lecoinpton question, iu the Unikd
Slates Seliutc :
Mr. President, 1 am, according to thede
iioiiiiiia'ions now u-ually employed by par
lies in this countrv, u anuihern man. 1
have lived all my life iu a southern Stale
I h ive hern accustomed from my child
hood to that frame of society of which
slavery firms a pari. I am, no far as ru
ttnrds ihe necessary defense of llie rights of
ha Mouth, as prompt and as renily to tie
li-ud ilmm na any man tlm uideoinhcnn
hold; but in tlm same rosnlute nnd Hiti-r-iiimed
spiiit in aliit-li I would rief.nil any
iiivusioii f its rijliis, and for Hhich I
would put my foot as fur hh he who Went
finhe-l, I will cimcede lo others tlmir
rights, nnd I will iiiaoiinin and il,fi-nil
llletn. Willi tlm sunn, feelma with which
1 know I would defend my own riohls, I
w II rep'-c; th irs. I iii-vet exp-cted Kan.
"as tu be a soiv- Smie. I b In veil thai
those at tho South "ho expected il would
he deceived. There was some vnoue hope
that when ill" Ml-soiiri Coinpromise line
was liikeu hiihv and aholi'lied, slavery
miilit he i x'end-d in thai direriioli, but I
di.l um heliete it. I b. lii ved thai the Mia
.u ' i Uoiiiprouiise linerixed iu 18J(Ihi
aboiil I lull territorial line, north nf which
shivery, il II could exist, wtiiihl not be
jiroii'iibly employed ; and nur experience
i uce has shown that the r h.e m n w ho
oidile that Ciiuipromiae judgeil riulitly.
We have f'uiiid no inlanee in uh'i-h it has
b-en limiid profiuibl- Hiiyule re there, I
li-heVed that the idea of making Kansas a
si ivi- Sine wua a delusion in ihe South:
i loil li. r hone would never he ia;ih.eil, if
he , nleil lined Mich a hope ns that,
ihoiitjhl, llu-n fore, ji w on III ImVe hei n bet.
ter, w.thoui xniiiiiiiiiir cninolbl V into
Ms uoiitiniliolialiiy, I i lei llie Miasnuii
Compromise stand I ri-i;ri-iied its repeal.
I did Hot b- lieui ilm South would jraiil any
thim; by it, or iUi the North uould j;ain
Tlm Conip'nmise whs a bond and asstir.
Hllre of peacil I would Hot liat'e lli'-ttllbell
it. Il Whs hallowed in my esliiltutioil h)'
tlm men who had made it. It was hallowed
iu tny HppP'lu'iision by tlm b'tieficial con
s. (t-lelic.es tlmt resulted flolll it. It whs
h nn d, nl Ihe lime il was nlade, by ilm
South. Il produced jiood. and not hittsr bill
ioid. fi nm I hut lime. UUi-ii have oO,
ir, nl IresMnif Mr. Tomiib-. and I. and
nil nl tlm ohl.Vhij par'y, triumphed iu
that act as one of ihe gr.-Hl achievements
f our ead. r, ll-nry Clay. It ws I'mm
i hut, am.ino oiher things, th-H Im ileriveii
ihe proudil of his titles that of the pa-cifn-ator
and p-ai.e maker nf litis countrv.
We ii-cnbed lo him a irial iiislrumeiimli'y
iu ilm passage of that law, and over and
over aiiani have I claimed rredit and honor
for him for this act. This, for thiny years,
had been inv steadf.tsl opinion. I have
b-eii rrowiug. perhaps, dmiug "bat lime,
a In lie oi ler, enu am a unm u ss tuw .
ble of new impres.ions and Hovel opinions.
I cannot lay asi.lu tlm idea limt urn iaw
wh'cli made that line of ditisimi was con
sti'itt'i oiial rum. I believed so then. All
ilm ueuple believed it. I must be iermil
lei lo retain tltat Oliliuon sun , m
nt muv rate, to my end with ilm Impe thai
I I.Hve not been lirawmL' ana nave noi rjeen
claiming credit f-r others for violating the
Con-.linitmii of iheir country.
Sir. the men who passed ilml measure
were (treat limn ; they were far seeing men
Wi'hnul argoment now, I am coment to
rest my faith upon the authority of those
Trent men Pincknev. Clav. Lowndes, old
President Monroe, Ihe last of tne pairiarc"
of the Revolution, with his learned and
aide Cabinet, and then, what ia more than
all. thirty five years of acquiescence in il
and peace under it in theae State. What
ever quarrels yon may have had ahotil it
in Congress, ihere was alaaya enough lo
uphold and sustain thai law ; and never,
until 1854. waait repealed, or it consiila
..iiHliiv nuestionetl. thai I know nf. I re-
tretted' It repeal, b-csu 1 feared llmt it
woulj lead lo new ajri'aiioiis ana new oan
gers. Ilaa it uoll Whit baa been our
The auibors of tho meagre which re
m.ImI ilml Cinnrnniise hmmrable and
Ltrioiic I know them to b-s many of them
ml pe'aonal friends promised lUemselves
f,.'.m it creater p-aca aad greater repoaa by
localizing lha alarery qaasaon, w
said. Then Ihi act was lo localixe the
qu-slinu of slat or v, and a'l auiialioii as
lo la) at an end. It was lo ive peace lo
the Country. So the President said. Tlm
Piesidi-m in his message at the eminence
iiii ni id i his sesioii, or in his special urns.
sji I Ho imt know which imagines ihe
cuntrv to have been iu (treat iioitaiion on
tlm subject uf slavery, when ilm Kain-as-Ni
braska aol came and put a slup lo il,
linlll, some lime afterwards, il was relived.
Why, sir, exacllv the contrary seems to
urn tu be the l rue history of ilm transaction.
We were liecoiniii trBiiquiliged under the
compromises of IHAO in addition lo the
MismmiiI Compromise; all was snUiiling
into subinis-iuii and acquieaeeiice, when, lo
obtain a greater drjrree of peci-e and se.
cure ns i;,r the future against all atiiiation,
this bill of 1 8-4. repealing tlm Missouri
Compromise, uhs pas,-i. What has it
produced I Ilaa il given us peace t All
can answer thai qtiesliun. It has given Us
evervtliinix hut peace, l has (tiieu ua ev.
erylliittg but a cessation nf Huiia'inn. It
has (liven us trouble. That has been the
consequence of it so far,
A Lightning Rod Mn in a Fix At
Cincinnati, thenther day, Mr. T. Kingston,
who puts up lightning rods, climbed lo
the top of tho spire nf Si, Paul's Cathedral,
I wo hundred and thirty five feel, where,
baviiui left his ladder below, be clung by
his arms and legs, fattened the last foul of
tlm roil, and attached its point quit a
heavy piece nf metal securely, as he sup
posed, to ihe cross surmounting the stee
ple. He had just completed ihii difficult
and daiijmroiis task, watched by a number
of persons in the street below, and while
looking at the work and experiencing that
satisfaction which results frr-.-n liszard
passed and labor accomplUhed, of a sud
den, soineiliitig heavy struck him and intde
his bruin reel until he could hardly see.
Instead of loosing bit hold at once at would
have been the natural and inevitable result,
he clung with a power beyond himself and
a will superior to his own, closer and in
stinctively lo the spire. He knew not
what had occurred, and to his confused
senses it oppeared that the steeple was tum
bling ; or that snmit at range cause was
about io bring the vast structute lo
ilm j; round.
Smite forty seconds an age to Iiitn
niusl have elap-ed bi fore he sufficiently
collected bio scattered thoughts and sub
veiled con-cioiMiess to know that the en
tile upper pti't of llie rod had fallen over
his head, causing the blond lo Irickle over
his forehead and neiuly blinded him. He
mhh in a dreadful perplexity and most dan
geinus pn-diion. He feared, if he moved,
he would jio cleaving the air In a terrible
dea'h upon the tioiiy street b low, and at
tlm name time he knew he could not, in the
disordered state of his nerves, and his in-crea-ino
weak lies, retain his grasp, more
ihe result of fate lliau teeling, much lun
ger. If he stir'etl he might full ; if lie re
mained he tferainly would; and so, du
terni'ii'd to iiuike at least an effort for his
life, he pot one f-sit very cautiously, then
his arms, and then moved the other foot;
and Hfu-r half a minute of exertion and ilm
greater danger, he touched I In- topmost
inuiidoflhe ladder and in a few seconds
more was inside nf ihe steeple, and safe,
1'lmn it was that Mr. K ' great courage
and strenutb forsook him ; his nerves and
muscles relaxed; ha grew sick unto death;
his knees jnve ay I his vi.-ion swam, and
ho suhk upnc the platform tnutionlesi and
iiiaeiisiblo. He must huve lain there half
im hour before hn could rise and walk, and
be did not recover from I ho shock for more
t ban a fortbiglil afterward.
The people gazing up at him from the
street describe tlm ncelie its painTd! and ex.
ci'ing in ilm extreme. When ihey ob
served the rod fall, a thrill of horror ran
through llnir henna, and two women
swooned aay; for they expected lo aee
him dashed lo pieces.
Nkw Postage Regulations. Il it an
noiinced by ihe Po-tmaster General thai
the British rate of postage npon letters
dispatched from or broi.ght to any pari of
the United Kingdom by a private ship,
whether steamer or tailing vessel, had been
reduced to a uniform rate of 0 pence (12
cents) the half ounce. All Utters thereto,
mailed in the United Slates, and transmit
ted lo Great Britain for conveyance thence
hy private ship to any British colony or
foreign country beyond the sea must be
prepaid 'J3 cents, lha single rate of half
ounce or under.
ty Seoalor Bruderick iu concluding hi
speech on Lecnmptoo, laid "be hoped lhat
the historian of theto timet would lay the
attempt to forco tliia measure npon us, lo
petulance, failing intellect, and the trern.
bling dotage of an old man tottering on the
Verge of ihe grave."
Ths Voica or Miasooit. The St. Lonia
Demoerat aaya ibal notwithstanding ihe
large vote Mr. Buchanan received ia Sl
Louis, and ihe oompsctoeas of party diaci
pline lit that city, iharei now remaint no
..rjrao ntion thai dare give his policy ea-
dorsemeol tinea tbe adoption of hie lev
lit iim Ureal Krnr f Mar Clsyi Lire.
The Louisville Journal, in ihe course of
n article aboiil the disunion cry in tome
parts of llie South, inaket llie folluaing
sensible remaiks, which embody Ihe opin
ion of a good many people about ibis time :
"When any portion of ilm ppopln shall
attempt to dissolve ihe Union, we desire, for
tlm country a sake, that Ihey shall have the
slightest possible pretext for h attempt.
ami heaven kimws tliey can never have a
flimsier nr more wretched pretext than the
rejection ol ihe Lecompton constitution bv
Conurese. There is not in all ilm South a
man of common sense and common infor
mation who does nut kuow in his heart and
iu his brain that the Lecnmplnn constitu
tion is the creature of fraud, lhat il Is ob
noxious lo more than foiir-fif lit of the
people UMn wlmm the Administration it
seeking to force it, and that i's acceptance,
far from benefiting llie South, would at
once auiioienl the t'reesoil strength in boh
hnuset of Congress, I liege facts are pal
pable lo all men who have either eyes or
brains in iheir brails, ami therefore it is
lhat we desire tlm great issue of union or
disunion lo be made lipnn tlm Lecompton
coiistjiui:nii, if il is to be made at all. If
the bond of the confederacy can be broken
upon such an issue, ihey must assuredly be
as rnilen as roies of sand.
" We have for some years ptsl strnnilv
inclined lo the belief lhat Henry Clay, the
widest and greatest of statesmen, commit
ted ono most unfortunate error in ihe
course of his long and pal rio'ic and plorioua
lire. It was iu bringing nlsiut, hy his
ureal influence in Cuiiirres, a modification
of the tariff, in order to prevent a collision
between thn Jackson administration ami
ihe South Carolina niillifiers or rebels.
Soti'h Carolina had taken her stand. Gen.
Jackson at lha head of ihu U. S. Govern
ment had laken his. If llie great Ken
luckv statesman had not interposed, the
collision would have come. And no nue
can doubt what the remit would have been.
The rebellion would have been crushed at
once, and the work would have been done
so thoroughly that no o'ht-r rebellion
would ever have reared Us " miscreated
front" in nur day and generation. The
spirit of disuninn would have been buried
hell-deep, llut the impuiijiy with which
tlm traitors were allowed to escape on thai
occasion has encotiriifreil and einboMened
other traitors, and perhaps a great exum-
pie ia needed. If so, II can never, as we
have said, come ol better lime than Ibis
or under circumstances more favorable to
the riyht. We rejoice iu the thought that
the patriot uf tlm South will rve abun
dantly able lo do iheir own good work
withoul relying at all iiimn the (teneral
Government. We are well aware lhat
such a n liance, with President Buchanan
at the head nf affairs, would bo very
Thk Voluntkkk Hill. Mr. Quitman's
Volunteer Bill, which hat passed the
House by the emphatic vote of 121 lo 73,
piovidet for calling into service uf one
regiment of Mounted Volunteers for the
defense of the Texas Irnniier; and, for tbe
purpose of quelling disturbances in Utah,
protecting emigrant trains, and surpress.
iim Indian hostilities on tlm Northern nnd
Northwestern frontier, the President is au
thorized lo receive any number of volun
teers nut exceeding four regiments, to be
organized into mounted regiments or in
fantry, at the President may direct. The
volunteers ire not to be received iu less
than ono regiment. This bill will prob
ably pass the Senate. It it not very ac
ceptable to ilm Administration.
Forkio.i Nkws. There are some indi
cations of a rupture between France and
England, and some European correspond
ents of American journals express a strong
conviction that such an event will occur.
If so, il must bit from deliberate design nn
the part of the French Emperor, and for
ihe purpose, wUhnut doubt, of strengthen
ihg himself at home, now that the npiril of
rebellion ia evidently so rife in France.
An outbreak occurred at Chalons, on the
Oth ult, under the rallying cry ot''Viee la
Rtpubtigue." It wat uon suppressed,
however, by the military, and fifteen of th"
insurrectionist were captured. Three of
the conspirator against ihe life of Napo
leun, Birchard, Orsini and Pierri, had been
fuillo'ined. Radio had been respited.
At Canton ill was quid at last advices.
In India tho British trnops appear lo bi
making headway. A large part of tlm
army had entered Oud. Il was expected
lhat Luck now would b bombaided Feb.
25t h. The king of Delhi bad b'n tried,
convicted and sentenced to be transported
to Van Diemsn's Land.
fiirProf. E. A. Andrews, th distio
guisbed Latin lexicographer and gramma
rian, died at New Britain, Cl., lately, aged
71 years. He was actively engaged uion
a revision of hit larga Latin lexicon, which
woold have fully occupied bit lime for two
63" The Louisville Journal savt, "In
reading the trashy and sophistical tpsechet
of the leading Lecomptonitet in Congress
we are reminded of the Quaker lady 'a quiet
response to palavering store keeper
Friend, what a pity it it a sin lo lie, when
it seema to necessary to thy business.' "
0 A careful estimate of the persons of
ledUo blood, indieaUss that they Dow num
ber about 5,000,000, in ill North har'm.
Prksonal ArrKAiANciior Jin Lax.
Th editor ol ihe St. Joseph Journal Las
seen Jim Lane. He paid a visit to the
town of El wood, in Kansas, for the sole
purpos of surveying lha proportions of
litis formidable individual. Hi description
it as follows :
"He eetered tit village mounted on t
small Kansas puny, and escorted by some
hair dn.en men, who were likewise mouo
trd. He rides and siajida erect, appears
to U about forty yrara old ; It about aix
fai tall, ami rather spare and slender;
has stem and decided look rather me.
aneholy with a closely shaved face, ihiu
hair, a lowrring prominent forehead, deep
sunk small blue eyes, with forehead pro
jecting over, which in tlm language nf an
other, 'forms! perfect shingle roof";
ratln-r short Roman nna and peaked chin.
His manner of speaking ia rather fiery
and impetuous; he gesticulntrt considera
bly in a rat bar emphatic manner his
countenance readily betraying all hit in
ward enioiinua now dark and gloomy, and
then all at once o'erspread with a sarcastic
smile, which ia altnetlier peculiar lo him
self. He it evidently any man lo suit ihe
occasion, or crowd, and readily betrays it
in every feature and emotiou ; and hat
doubtless limit since learned whn ho it
iu Rome to do as Rom does."
Mori I-'ilidustkkino. The New Or
leans corresjioiident ofihe Galveston News
wriiet that Col. Lockridgn it expected to
leave for Texas, with lie intention of rev
olutionizing Northern Mexico, and that
many Northern tneii and considerable
means are engaged in the enterprise. A
letter from Cut. LockriJg to die Newt,
confirms l lio statement.
OCT The Cleveland Plaiudealor (now
fully committed lo Douglas) saya that of
the 170,000 Democrat! in Ohio who voted
for James Buchanan, at least JOO.000 are
opposed to the Lecompton Constitution.
Ctr Tbe first railway in Turkey, that
from Smyrna to Aidin, which will be
about 70 miles in length, and which will
open nut tbe rich plateau of Asia Minor
has been begun under what appear to be
very favorable auspice, considering the
novelty of the undertaking and the various
problems w hich had lo be practically solved.
The Tuikisb Governnunt and the local au-
llinriiies have shown the bust disposition lo
promote llie work, and lo prevent ixtor-
innate demands fur llie requisite land.
Woman's Rioiits. The New Orleans
Delta says that there ia a movement go
ing on in that city having fur its object
the introduction of the custom of ladies
carrying fire arms small pistols, audi
as are known at vest pocket pistols, and
which can be stowed, withoul incumbrance,
iu tbe pocket of the fair thouter'a dress, in
rder lo protect themselves from ruffian
violenco and instill. The True Delta cor
dially endorses the idea.
Collkcr Statistics. Hy the innunl
taleiiienl just printed, il appears that in
forty.seven colleges of tho hind, there are
8,540 student, of whom 3,082 are profes
sors of religion. Tuero were, during the
last yasr, 429 conversions. There wtre
937 who iu;end to become ministers. Ac
cording to the fullest report tve have ever
seen, there are 122 cltege in the United
Spates, of which 110 are Protestant, and
G are Roman Catholic. Of thi Protestant
colleges, 10 are controlled by tho Baptists,
13 by the Methodists, 8 by ihe Episcopali
ans, 11 by the Caagregationalista, 2 by the
Unitarians, and 1 by the Universal ist, and
the remainder by ihe various branches of
the Presbyterians. Of all colleges, 1.1, or
about nne.eightb of the whole, are situated
in New England. The free stales have 05
of the colleges, and the slave ttatra 57,
but many of the latter art liki wettirn
towns, all on paper.
A Smart OffIckr il it said lhat the
Lieut. Governor of M innetota, who it tome,
whit addicted to fluids, lately delivered
himself of the following speech to the
"Gentlemen of this 'ere Sinit I Don't
crowd this old host loo fail I Ye hadn't
orter exuect this 'ere cheer to teltlo more
nor six Dint at ons'i I If ver do, ye r still
barkinu op ihe wrung sapltn I II can I
be did I"
Discovert or thi Mo Planrt. The
discovery of new planet it scarcely of
conitquunce enough lo mske paragraph
now-a dsys. At Nismos, trance, the 51st
asteroid was discovered a few weeks since,
and on the 4th of February, Mr. Gold
schmidt of Paris hunted dnwn the Md.
03" Small pox it making fearful btvoo
I over Asia Minor. It is said th-t ship
from Smyrna hit brought it to Liverpool.
It is of a type more disastrous than the to-
ropean,and denes all medication.
WaaktaMw C tXelaaitesa Caavsallea.
Pursuant to notice the convention met
at thi Court House in HilUborougn on
Saturday, May Bib. 1859, and waa called
to order by electing T. R. Cornelius Chair
mm, and Williim Geiger, Jr., Seorelary,
wbtn th following proceeding! were had
On notion a eomroittea of three on era-
dentialt coodstieg ef J. D. Humphrey, A
Hinmin.and M. II. Barnum wat appointee)
by the Chair.
On motion a committee of llire was tp.
pointed by th Chair to report lo the Con.
vention the number of Stale and Territo
rial oflicurt la be elected at tbe coming
June election. II. V. V. Johnson, C. 8, '
Silvers, and W. II. Bennett were appoiul-.
d said committee.
Thi committee on officer reported,
which report wat duly accepted and tbt
The cornmiltei on credential! reported
ilia following named persons entitled lo
seali aa d. legates from Ihu several pre
cinct of the county 1
Forest Orove precinct, A. Hill, J. Marsh,
S. Hughes, 12. W. Dixon, Win. Geiger,
Jr., A. Iliumsn, II. MvKinney, K. M. Por
ter and L. A. Beoket. Hillsborough pro.
cinct, It. 8, Caldwell, R. E. Wiley, John
Young W. II. Bunnell, L. L. Whitonnib,
John Pool, Jesse Cornelius, W. B. Dunn,
VVm. Baldri, and Henry Giitio. 'Dry
Creek precinct, T. R. Cornelius, M. Mors,
Jahex Wilkes, A. J. Wilkes, O. F. Pierce,
and J. W. Wilkes. Butte precinct, II. II.
Ilicklin, T. D. Humphrey, W. M. Tigsrt,
Vi. L'andess, and T honias A. Smtt. Ce
dar Creek precinct, M. II. Baraatn, George
Olds, U. C. Rider, 11. V. V. Johnson, aid
W.V.J Johnson. Wnptlo precinct, Jo.
sph T, Heed, C. S. Silvers, and Samuel
Stott. South Tualatin precinct, Felix
Limits, Horacu Liudtey, and James Rice.
On motion of A. Uinman the di-Iogatet
were requested lo lake teatt within thi
bar at their nimet were called.
Ou motion of Mr. Humphrey, L. Hall
wat invited within the bar end authorized
lo cast the vote for Beaver Dam prcinct.
Thi report of the committee on credent
lials wit read and adopted.
On motion of Mr. Bennett, the Chair
ppointed a committee of two to confer
wiib the delrgnlo (llezckiah Copies) from
Columbia caunty. Messrs. Bennett aud
Silvcn were appointed said committee
Ou motion of Mr. Uinman, L, Hall wtt
authorized to catt ffve volet for Bearer
On motion of Mr. Caldwell, tin delegatus
present were authorized to cssl five votea
for South Tualatin precinct.
Tho committee to confer with ColutuUa
riunty reported the choice of lhat county
to be for joint State Senator, Col. T. II.
Cornulius; joint Representative, Philip
On motion the report wat aocepted and
the nomination made by unanimoua itvla
tuition for Slate officers.
Ou motion of Mr. Silvers, it waa carried
that tbe convention now proceed to- uomi
na'e by ballot.
On tnoion tbe Chair appointed Messrti
Porler and Wiley tellers. Il wat moved
and curried that an infotinal ballot be first
taken and drop all but tbe two highest. Ut
ballot Wilson Bowlby received 21 votes
and wat en motion declared unanimously
nominated fur Representative. 2d ballot
for County Judge, W. S. Caldwell hiving
received majority of all volet cast wat
eclared duly nominated.
Oa motion informal ballot wat dispensed
On ballot for dualy Clerk, W. D. Uara
having received ihe majority of volet eiii
wat declared duly nominates". On ballot
for County treasurer, W. II. Bennott r
eulved the majority of all vote oast and
was declared nomiustedi Capt. Hiram
Wilbur wit declared nominated for the
office of SherifThy unanimous acclamttioni
R. M. Purler was declared hotninsttd by
acclamation for Coroner. Win. Gelgtr,
Jr., wat declared duly nominated by ac
clamaiion for County Surveyor.
It wat moved and carried that this con
vention adapt the nomination! of thi Dit
trie! Judge and Prosecuting Attorney made
by the delegatea from this Judicial District
at Salem. Judge, 3d Judicial District, J
B. Condon ', Presecoiing Attorney, G. L.
On rhstion the nominations made for
State officers were also adopted for Terriloi
rill officers so far at they apply.
The committee -of conference with Mult
nomah county reported lhat E. D. Shat
tuck was the dm ice oft lint count v for Joint
Ronresentutive. On motion E. D. Sbst.
tuok was nominated by acclamation for
Joint Representative ; Representative, Vi.
Tl 11 - . I - ln.ntiii.!..n., OA Jo.
SOU IHJWIOJ , VyWIIII'Y vwii w
dlcial District, L. L. Whitcmb; Probate
Ju Igi by icclnmalion, II. V. V. Johnson ;
Sheriff, by acclamation, Hiram Wilbur;
? s . t .. ur t rf '
Auditor, by acclamation, . uarej
Assessor, nominated by ballot, W. V. J,
Johnson; Coroner, It. M. Porter; Count
Surveyor, Wm. O 'lger, Jr. ; gtiperiotemU
ent Common Schools, M. It. Barnum j
Public Administrator, B. W. Dunn.
On motion a county Republican commit
tee of three waa appointed consisting of
Messrs. Bennett, Silvan, and Hill.
Moved and carried that the proceeding!
of tbii Convention be forwarded to tin Oi
egonian, Argus, and Standard for pub.
T. It. CORNELIUS, Ch'n.
W, Gemer, Scc'y.
(fir Sealed proposal! as the obap laid,
whan h kieted pit iweetheart.