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. K. Aim TIimi to nweil in III c-
cribable buz and l.u.n of human voices.-
All wen were bent on Gov. lcnniiiKtoB,
who wo receiving cordial greeting on one
of tlie rear bench.. Immediately there-
fler Messrs. M nnd Sherman were
seen arm In arm with tl.a Speaker t-Wt,
romhietina- l.im lo the. ihulr. The Well
conceived speech of Gov. Pennington, -
liVcrcd with sonorous voice unl measured
tone, m ul'' a li'i'M'T iiitir.'lo;i on the vaxt
Mr. Pciimngton ia'J
Uivilleiiiaii of tliu H'ii of fliprMiinU'.iVH i
I Fi.lnrn vml 'ntf irrifi.flll lick IIM W It'll .fit
ment for the ili..liiig'i!hcd honor yon Imve
Wn pli'im 1 to fouf'-r upon ni" in electing
tno Speaker of this House. Coming lu re
MiMm.nu mo V''"""
l.a iuu-iiiii.il in i vim m met noer. no
event could havit Imji-o more tmlookej for
limn that I should bn called on lo preside
o; r your (Hi!i'r.il:iiii,nni my ineum win
ilonii ihcjustiro to ay that I Imye not
nought the iHMil.011, a I certainly l.d r.ot
ileniro It. I uin, iii'verttiee, a conwimn
ovir your il 'lili'r.it'iiiin.n ml my friends will
of the diirnily und importance of thislrith
offlce s an V gentleman can be, lint kIkiiiIU
liaC bel li f ir bettor lil-aseil Ii il itH llulien
liein nti-iuteil to ab I.T am morn ixiicn-
After wiliii-sRlnj the almost insiirmouiit-
nblu obHtncles in the way of an oriun i
tion of thin lions", I en ine to the rnuiju-
ion that any ireutlctniiii, of any party, who
rould command a majority of voten fur
Speaker, wan bound, in deference to the
niiblic I'Xijfeiii-M'H, to oirei.t tlie r epoiinl-
ilii.ci! M ail ai'l m Immune ini'V, win ui -
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er it wan apreeabli; to hi.i personal Mill'.'
or not. Aathatehoii-e Imj unexprelrdly
fallen upon me, I have not herniated to ac-
ept it. In the execution of tl.iJ hiirh
trust mv object will bit to il my Hutv Willi
impartiality and ju.itici! to all. I kIiuII have
pre.it iieressiiy, gentli'mei., for your Infh-
cnofl in the heir posit inn I am placed, nml
I feci entire conlidi'iicu that I hlcill receive
it ut your h unk
A representative from tiiu htulo or .New
Jersey, upon whose noil fo many brilliant
aehieveiuenta were nccomplislieil in Itie
tmr.lnl lniini.u u-.il- nit. I u'lirt.n iu.ni.ln l..iin
ever been .liMi.iin.iiin-.l in their devotion to
iviwi.iiiviiiii mil, nun n ir.wiiiu ii.ik.
the Coiistitution, nml the Union, I pray lo
thed rent Arbiter of rmr destinies that I
may do no net 10 impair mo inti-my 01
either, but that they, by wine and prud"iit
counwN, pence mid order may yet remain
in our iiiiil.sl, and our free institutions, be
perpetuated to our divci ndauK I feel I
have a national heart, cinlir.icini' nil pur Is
or our blesvcil I IIIOII.
Ajrnin Ihank'ni; yon for yourk'ndncs", I
mow cuter upon the disclmrn of the ardil
ous and complicated duties of that station
Mr. rhelps, bemar tlio oldest consecutive
member of the House, administered the
oath to tlio Speaker, by request of the
Clerk. The members were then sworn in
by delegations, and after the transact inn of
omo other business the House adjourned.
inns me ueiiniiiicniis, niter a
of ei((lit weeks, have FtH'cceded in oriitiiz-
lug the House; nml that body is now en-
put'cd in (he pirroriuance of itsdutiis. It
should ever bo recollected (lint this orgntii
r-ation was cIToeleil against Hie determinn
tion of the democratic party, some fifty of ((
Wliom supposini that a hiiesker could
not bo elected by a mnjorilv had pledged
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themselves by their signatures ton written
iustruinent to resist (ho organization to (he
c (Dvcgcm Clrgus.
w. i AIIAMS,
SATL'KHA V, MAIlt'H 17, lsi',0.
Iwo sets of Democrat, c dclecntcs to
the ClnirleMo'i Cunvvatiuii buve been np-
I'onited in Yoik State one a soft ami the
other i Jj 11 ixl set. The New York Herald
m.'ki tlio Convention to dismiss both sets,
undsind tin in liome, us the. New York
Democracy are a set of dirty thys lluit are
of no ndvnntiijjo to the party anyhow.
o think ourscll Hint a New York Dcin-
ocrtti comes aooni us near mo toad speens,
ill point of sensibility, primpie, or honor,
as anything hum. in can.
In Illinois there are also two sets of del
egates to Charleston a Douglas nml mi
Administration or Danite set. The Dong-
las convention of course passed resolutions
lauding "squatter sovereignly." The
Datiites passed resolutions condemning it
as ra-uluiiunttri, diiorgiiiiiiiug, ami leml
in y In iitsnrreeVan, murJer, ami treason.
liko that of Old ltrown. We before sta-
ted that tho Pennsvlvaniun, liuchanaii's
homo organ, charged the Old Ilrown forav
iqioii the squatter sovereign di nuK racy.
lt is astonishing tons that Ihe Douglas
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a -i.um,..,, , u.acnineill
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u"" " -ii-pruoocnig
piicii tiii'tiiiiui ii mi ii;, me i larpcr s r em
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in Illinois, the lUmghis niou have the
advantage of being in the " regular organ-
ization," yet there, ns in several other
States, the Administration democracy of
the Lane and D, lusion school are deter-
mined to k .11 olt t.ie Doiighisitos by Miiny
and ull iiimncr of undtrhandej lrames.
let Delusion tells the Douglasites here,
" Stick to tlie organization I ImJ- till I iri
into the SenatcJ-iWt raise a Douglas
Issue here, for there ain't no iue between
Dimmyerata anvirW'.' Sml,
Humbugs are thrown Into spasms by a spU "."'
in the party here, but they chuckle in their
sleeves when they aee the Dauit.e tirlii.
aown me - regular organizations'' else-
where. The reason is, the split in Illinois
and other State don't tluh tritS their $
jirarmt fe a test ,n IM Senate "
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tt.at many or ine uhwikm aooi.t.o,,. ...
Jw.t.eu tno disunion ucmocrucy, ... un
nope, wo auppow, m ...r;
:otnj,Hli tueir oi.jwi-oiwu.ruw
Government, oikI limn i.ijrmu mo wm
by milling tl.elr forces with their brethren
l" bmocntt.c pany,
the leader of
whom nro now openly ami unblushingly
occupying fromi'l Idcntieul with the di
union abolitionist. It seem thut Lane
lm scut out one of these Gnrrlsoniun fu-
until- to conduct mnitll personal organ of
hi known n the " Poseyburg Express."
We liml occasion sevcrul week since to
nolo the fact that this apciidiiKe ol Lane's,
r,ril-r lo conciliate the Republicans, said
t)m( .. ,() u.ry nitliro 0f .ie (o.l(, .j,
by Republican proved then to lo the
most intelligent ami observing of our citi-
wns." In a late issuu of that sheet, wo
fmy a f0(m f desultory twaddle,
j,,, a foj(
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bo a Coou's-cyc view of the
ceo I IrjHil ii it a hi mid the ill-
union democracy, t!ie following piiragraph:
I "TUImh lwten frenlom ami hvtry
wliMlmr Ilia .e.i. w.ll vIumm lo rem a ir. t
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iltfviuiri liviw":ril cut futiuii'. mil IipIii llifin t
irnf lira cu h ill livilnul cliain lial ft'Uln I If
Liu in Lonrf io bryuiid llio et of be n
Tlio It'-piiblii'iun, who nrc railed "law-
defying, hypocrltifiil funalicn," are here
ri priMi'iileil a trying to " ilrrn'imi Ihr
chuhu nf I'urrri beijunil Itie j.oierr oflriug
If. I - . M .l 'I. At ... f ...
1 urwi, wnni; me iieuiurrain lire irynij; id
prevent thin tiling, by woik'mr with all
Mf fur m,lt(JU, ,,,,,; or
me oniy way uiai anyuony can mi lue ro-
nmti'Nt prospect for " brfak'iijj t!io chuius
0r s!(iv. ,v ,j mo,.rati,; nro-raiiim-. I.-
by n ilestriirl'oii of the Covernmiiit. In
en so of Mieh a result, the civil war (lint
would nuttinilly follow would of course
" break all the chains of slavery" mo.st cf
fectuallv. The (Jarrisoiiiiius ore thus ea.ii-
VJ M'"B" " "v I 1'? '-"''n ' '-
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tuij? with Deiiioeratf. e are glad to see
lint the two parties nro, by an ufi'mity of
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wo arc also prl.nl that one of Lane's organs
"(,ro ls conducted ny n l.arriso:i:un nboli-
liomst that husu't got discretion enough to
Tn k Dkmoi racy Cavino is to tiik
Know Xotiiinq 1'aiitv. IK'niwracy is a
qucir thinjr, uny how. In tlio South, it
means Ilisunimi in the North, the Public
Plunder and here, Jo Lane. There is
nut a principle held in common by this par
ty but public plunder. In the i lection of
Speaker, lo secure this object, nearly the
U'linti imrtv vnteil Tup Ate Smiili nf Ynrtli
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Carolina, n known and pnbhcly avowed
ineinliir of the Dark Lantern unit v.
Some of tlio Dcmorrncy didn't like lo do
it liny Until t like to have it go to their
constituents nod the world that they had
cuwd in to Know Nothinisui; but the in
exorable reiiuiiMiuents of iKirtr comiti'llcd
111 to do it. TliO uct has, how
ever, llisor -nniril tlio luil'tv HMiii iiiiiii.
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bcrs are now euttinir. ut each other in the
most interesting style reniiudiiig one of
the fnuotis eat lilit. We trust they will
continue to h.ivo a gooJ time. Stout went
over to tho Know Nothings " body and
I rci clics."
I'i Ni;it.i. ok ('apt. SwnrzKii. The body
of the lamented Cnjit. SwciUi r was brought
up on the I'miaum on her last trip, mid
reached lu re on Saturday afternoon, March
10. On the Sunday following the body
was buried in (he cemetery near this city,
witli the usual honors of M isoury, of which
Order he was u worthy member. The
Odd Fellows nleo, of whom he was one,
followed him to his grave. Amory Hoi
brook, Ksii., (J rand Muster of Masons in
Orcjron, delivered n very appropriate fuller-
id d 'scourso in the Methodist Church be-
fore procevdinjj (o the pcrformaiiee of the
AxoTimt Concussion . The Union, in
speaking ot the Democratic convent on ut
Kugenc City, to come oil' April l'.savs:
"I'll uniiiinaliun fur CiinurrM liu!il be inn alts
ill nuirr limn le-u il cinr, an iiimn Aim ihe nnni-
iioii on w.ll iet (ties princ ul burihen el ihe ran
v iw, k kr w.ll, doubl FM, hit ve In iiuel nnon the
lump Ills.- bft tu phi uf ihc I'jo fic cnwl."
That is conceding, with Judgs Olnev,
that the Hepublicaiis have "Ihe best Uil
eul." Now if 'like JiuIlc Olnev. von will
"'s0 concede that tho Republicans have
" i'1' "len the pnncij lm,'" you
mn' '""I that " an honest confession is
C0"' the soul."
Cornwall . On the outside of this pa-
lier Will be found Ihe fust nf a. r!m m
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property hi man. We will publish the
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conclusions. t have printed his article
rribalim for tho reason that if we made
any alterations in it we feared he micht
think wc had weakened the force of his or-
giiment; besides, wo thought that in tie-
lending piracy, robbery, and murder, it was
very apionr:uto that the imrson uVo iL.
defense in murdered English.
" Fra"k 1,,,11!s,,'r llM "I'on our
la",e Sl'" 01 1" "w '"llonals lro'n
flRs-'r with otlwr pars, and, in
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Non-Ixtsrvjxtiox. From the bills
posted up around the street we learn that
Jadge William will make a .pvech here
tdoy on squatter aove reiity.
Jo Lane is still making himself ridlcu.
lous by Ids blunders ut Washington. Head
the followlnjr report of Senate proceedings:
U. H. Cseiroi,, Washington, Jan. 2'.
RK.VATK.Mr. Line, of Oregon, pre
sented the proceedings of the Union meet,
ing held ut New York, ami rea I a I' lt r
from I ho secretary of the inei ting, stating
that Ihe rtizcn of that city Were true lo
the Coii'tltutlon and the Union, und winhed
the fact to be knowu. Mr. Lane expressed
tlio pleiiKiire it gave him to present thee
resoluilous, though he might not nitree with
every word therein contained. He hoped
them; niei.tings, us indicative of a sound
sent im nt ut the North, will continue to be
hell. Ho moved that the resolutions
adopted nt the meeting be rend.
Mr. Hale, of New Hampshire, objected
to their reception on the ground that the
Senate had heretofore refused lo receive
the mere record and expressions ol opinion
which required no action at tho hands of
this bo Iv.
Mr. bavis, of Mississippi, thought the
resolution could not properly go on the
files of the Senate.
Mr. Lone then withdrew tho pncr.
Jo Lane committed two blunders in this
iiiMuticc. First, lie committed the blunder
of presenting lo the Semite resolutions
passed by nn " opposition" meeting that
hud no sort of fellowship with tlie D ininy-
cratic party. Second, ho coininittcil u
blunder in ti posing tlio Satiate would
" pa.,s" the rcnolutioiM of u political meet
lug. I ho next tiling we Mian iook lor in
the Senate jiroceediiigs will be koiii. t!i:n,
of this sort:
hr.SATK. .Mr. Iiiuie, or Oregon, pre
sentcd the Corvullis L'niou, and moved that
it be read and referred to the Committee
on Public Printing with a rccomincudutlou
that it be " passed" nl an early iuy.
Mistake. Tho Albany " Medium of
Self Difciise" says that Jo Lane is u kind
hearted man that bus a " (iod bless you"
for everybody. This is true so far as it
relates to his friends. He is always r'T.tly
to slaver all over every man who is in favor
nf sending Lane to Washington us loag lis
he lives. Put while he hypocritically
makes a great parade of friendship for bis
tools, lie is the most vindictive man rgainst
his politicl enemies wo ever knew, lie
cannot bear tho thought that .such a man
should by any means co:no in possession of
n single dollar of the public mom y. He
would turn a in.ui out of office to starve,
who had neither arms nor legs (witness t lie
case of Prown) unless the poor cripple
shouted constantly "tircntis Jo Lnuc of
Indiana." His malice towards pol.tical
foes corrodes h's heart till lie would dili'vjit
to seo the last otic of tin in put to the
SO- "HouKWAitn liofxn." Mr. Ii.ir
tholomew White, of Polk county, s-vcral
months since, moved with bis fumllv, to
California, designing lo make that State
lis home, lie vis ted a good many por
tions of California, giving tho Los Angelos
country n thorough examination. He
found the prices of lands tin. re, fur which
th ro was any color of tith', to range from
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if hi i ?ioo per acre; ana mnr, to make
thesa lands produce crops, whi ther of veg
etables, grain or grapes, they n;u t be irri
gated. II j found, too, (hut the climate
did not suit him ns well us that of Oregon;
and, finally ufter losing Iwo of his chil
dren in San Francisco, ho concluded that
he would wend his way back, nml, on n
call at our office on Monday last, he snid,
"he should make Oregon his lioino.' A
wry wise determination, we think.
" ' The sight of this trembling doughface
reminds us of the truth of the couplet
Tho Dovil irriiib'ra when Ik- sees
A piniis ii '(-or mi hie ku-n.' .li'us.
We would sugust the following to com
plete tlie sense:
In in .inner like, will Athini !o,
M'hou tlieilev.l ah.ill cl lim him due." V,ihii.
"Art thou conic to torment us before
our time"? Now, Slater, you have tlo.ie
what the devil couldn't do made ns
" tn mble." We believe we could look the
devil in the face without " trembling," but
we must acknowledge that when we looked
yoi.r trit in the face, dressed up in thataVy
grrrf, wo " trembled" some.
llEsri.T of Adveiitisino. A short time
sinco Delusion advertised for "fowls."
His advertisement has brought him n lira
One Ibrnhart IK'iin, a prominent Demo
crat of Iowa, writes a letter out lu re which
is published in the Statesman, making some
awful disclosures as to Delusion's former
moral churacter and political standing in
Iowa. It agrees substantially with the
" baruhurt statement." Delusion has no
objection to the hen, but he saws be didn't
advertise for the "fowl" disclosures that
BCX-The Portland News says, in speak
ing of the Southern mail, "It is probable
that the semi-weekly transmission of th
mail, when ordered, will, under the co
tract with I apt. Hedges, cost $S,0l)
and promises "to make rich dcvelopements
IwritovKn. The Union, at Corvullis, ha)
commenced copying from the Argus, which
has so improved the paper thut it is fast
aT Under Gen. Lane's management,
the war debt of Oregon is to be cut down
to about 2 J millions. An appropriation
of this amount may be made.
- W The Democrat aavs that tKrt i
practical wagon road across tlie Cascades.
hat will save emigrants 200 miles iu reach.
inj this Tallev. s
1. Dilution is poing into the Sooth
era couutic to speak of mail facilities,
Oregon war debts end Lush generally
This dinlliiu'sh.d editor Hal elected
C'h rk of tho Hou'o of It' prescututivw on
tho firt ballot. In the treulnj be was se
renaded, and In hi oratorical resM)iise, lie
mi id that tho r- pu' lican party bad been
Lastly slandered ill being held responsible
by their iol.ticul opponciili for the Har
per's Ferry raid. He had witnessed with
pain the conduct of northern democrats, In
concert with the South, in furthering the
views of the administration for tlio perM t
nation of slavery. Our country has high
er and nobler ends. Ho would gunrd and
protect every Southern right, ami enforce
the fugitive klavc law. In conclusion, he
said he was I ke Mnvppa when bound to
Ii s steed, alio, when sent forth on his per
ilous journey, from which it was d signed
he should never return, shouted baik to his
persecutors, "I will return one day!"
The election of Col. Forney as CKrk or
lint House, is exceedingly distasteful to the
Presldi ut. The last remark was Intended
for his belli fit.
To tiik Laoiks. ly reference to an
other column of to day's paper, our lady
readers will sec that Mrs. Al. M. Wt:Kn,
M. I)., of Salem, proposes to address them
on n subject in which they are particularly
interested. Lndics, you who are otherwise
dispos' d 10 go, don't let the bugbear of
" Woman' Rights" ih ter you from listen
ing to this n fined, intelligent, ami accom
plished lady. That snbjict does not come
within the range of the topic which she
discusses. Mrs. Wkkd is gifted with a fine
intellect, and her remarks will not fall to
prove interesting, entertaining, and In
structive to her hearers. Tho lecturo is
to be free and to ladies only.
Antociois Mi'iinni in Cokvallis.
Philip (Jeorgo nml John Clark were part
ners in the hotel business. Some teamsters
ca Hal on Clark to purchase h iy. Clark
went out to weigh it. George said they
had no hey to sell, nud a quarrel cnsii 'd.
Finally, it was supposed that George threw
a Fto::c, which hit Clark on the heud, and
hurt him so severely that he lived but n
short time. The conduct of George was
said to be brutish to the last degree.
J-7"I.et nur penjile banish the de!u'o:i."
Let them do no such thing. Delusion
Ls just as much right hero ns yon have.
If you want Dclus'oiiout of tho way let his
musters be notified (o come on nml take
him off legally under Lane's bill of side.
They can do it according to the " iciiiiloii
law," or the fugitive slave law.
B'. The last IKmocrut is richer than
usual. It says of Uusli "Poor fool!
loathsomo traitor ! miserably ingrate I
wretched slanderer I baso calumniator !
mercenary binding ! b.iseboin slave! nr.
rant coward!" Delusion must have a very
foul stomach, indeed, if he decs not fed re
lieved after this disc-harm.
fej" Delusion and Slater urc constantly
giving vent to Lano democracy in what
they consider "poetry." Their effusions
may pass with tho majority of their sub
scribers ns fourth-rato " uWgeri I." but
with intelligent critics they can never rise
higher than second-rate p'pry-K.
r-37-Tho Olytnpia Pioneer mid Demo
crat says that tha War Department 1ms
referred the claims of Washington Territo
ry for services in Indian wurs, to General
Lane for adjustment. Coiisiderlnr his sue.
(sswith the Oregon war claim the ques
tion is, when will the money com ?
Dejiocuatic Herald. Wo havo receiv
ed the fir.;t uunibcr of this leaner, issued nt
Kugene City by Alex. ISInkely, editor nud
proprietor, lho number belbra us pre
sents a very creditable typographical ap
pearance. Its political affinities arc with
XS- The Jacksonville Sentinel comtila'ns
that the members of Congress from Oregon
lo not pay proper ntten ion to tho want
of mail facilities by our citizens. That is
one of the hundred reasons why our repre-1
scntiitloit should be changed.
sC The Olympia Pioneer nnd Dinio-
crat has come out for Jospnh T. :itifi Air
President of Washington Territory. This
important event took place about two
weeks since. Send him a naocr.l
New Goons. Rrown k Rrother have
lately received a large snjiply of new goods
clothing, etc., direct from San Francisco,
which they olfrr on reasonable terms. Give
them a call.
fy?"Thero have been more troublrs with
Cartinazat Urownsville. Th's Mexican
bandit with his gang makes forays for rob-
y and imualojtulaJVestern Texas with
&2- D. C. Iagles, hita of Portland, was
recently accidentally shot, some distance
out of Walla Walla, on his way to the
Similkiimeen mines. s'
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" uiiiieijmieu uiai wiinin lew
weeksTs(rrenl tbowand Chinese will leave
San Francisco for Victoria and the Fruzcr
SSa. There is a minor in circulation, and
many believe it will prove true, that the
Lane Convention, to be held at Eaeene
will adjourn without making nominations.
tS Capt. Wallen, at the Dalles, has
been ordered to report hiniscu at Wash
ington. a. There was a slight earthquake in
Douglas county on the eight of the 4th inst.
tir (Jtorgiii Aimrcun, m me
LMt.ta Chronicle, take the following oft.
hand but perfectly practical view of til.
'That the country feel secure under the
KOTcrni it that has piotccU d ua fur'hlj
years, I proved by a willies that never
I . .tl,n l,;h nrice of slave. 11 d.sso-
i. ....... .L. ..t ,... nml tlu v would fall at
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i r.iw i.f wut. In fifty hour Ami
..if eiieririco three thousand mil
lions to Imve the office in the I I of one
set of Hihticiaii rnlhcr limn another? Lot
it is useleM to argue the question on the
eround taken, thut we are lo go out of the
t'liion mi the election ofn ISLit-k Repulili'
tiv of what ncv be done.
Now, as much ns I hate the lilaek Itcpiilh
lican, I nm not so much in love with Du
mocrncy a to givo thousand of m lllon
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of property to have ine oiucen iwnumni
to Ihe latter: that Cobb or Douglas shall
receive $20,000 Instead of bcwurJ."
Coxi!iti:ssioSAt, Items. Colonel Forney
tt'flsl Pttl' led Clerk. Mr. HoTmaii scrgennt
tit-arins.oud J. M. Lucn jiost uiastcrof the
Mr. Lane oX rcln nsoiut.on In the ben-
iili for enquiring into t ie expediency ol c
i ,1.1 shiier a miry yard on Pugit Sound.
Mr. Seott of California, give notice in
the House that ho would introduce a I'u-
r .fin rail roiul mid telegMiih b II.
Mr. Sumner in the Senate, introduced n
resolution for enqu'rltig into the expediency
of establishli's n seuii wiekly until between
St Jos.-idiV Mo., and Placervdle. t ul.
The Semite missed the ost-olliee dfi
ciene v bill on the Dili of February.
There was a rumor that tho President
was about to send a mcssm.'" to Coiyrcs
in favor of two Pacific Rail Roads.
t- Rev. Robert J. Urick-uridge, of
Kentucky, tho um-lu of A n o Pr' sident
Rns keiiridgc, an old man of 70 years of
age, has just written a powerful letter to
Ins nephew, imploring It. in lo i e true to
the I ii.on m these day ol treasonable mn
iruae. Ih declares lliut Recession is nol
in "ullowiible ultermiiive" in any event
and he denies the "right ot uny Court, any
President, any Congress, any St itc, uny
combination of State niulr hoivn, to
ubollsh from ninon ' men thai li'iilu st of ull
human tides an American citizen."
t A correspondent of the C'mrles'.oii
Mercury, who upprnr to huv" accoiiipiu:-
icu Mr. .Meiiim ngion In his disun on em
huss-y, make the follow. uniiouiieom.'nt
from Kicnmoud. a.:
" There are submisslouisls lure who do
not hesitato to dichirethutorwiicoHf''i'
able injurici which the iYn-i m ehl r-rn
Irate the Smith, the dissolution of the
Inioti would resemble the folly of the man
committing su cale to avoid trouble.
CST Wc find tho following important
notice ' To Land Claimants," copied from
uu Lsstern paper:
"The General Land Office his ulso in
strncttd 1 lie Surveyor General of Oregon,
that, in case of the failure on the part of
tint settlers to apply for ihe survey ol tracts
settled on, und to establish tier local .on
and boundaries, tho satno tuay 1j2 d s, o?c 1
of by the government, us oimr public
lauds, with all the risk of the loss of title."
Coai. ix Soitiiern Oiieco.v. Coal from
tho newly discovered mine near Jaeksoie
ville, Southern Oregon, has be n tried in a
blacksmiths forg;; at t.iat town, and pio
liounced to be very coo I anthracite. The
extent of the coal bed bus not yet been ns
cei'tiiincd. It is sdimted upon Telton's
crcik, about eight m lest from Rogue river,
Tim mineral is fous.d uln.csl o:i the banks
of tin: St rea 111.
(rJ-Tho lottery system in Maryland will
lu broken up by the " new code" adopted
by the Leg Mature. The fact I n ciuscd,
it is said, general rejoicing in D dtimore.
Delaware nppeiirs to be the only State
which braves public opinion in this matter,
nnd there gambling is encouraged to build
churches, though it ruins families and pros
tuT Hon. Jefferson Davis is growing
more cautious. Initiate debate Senator
Fcssenden d.stinctly inquired ofhim wheth
er ho would consider the election of a Pres
ident by the people, on a Republican plat
form, us n sufficient cause for dissolut.on.
Mr. Day's replied that ho hud not read the
platform, nnd could not tell.
BQ-Forty-ono members of the House
signed the pledge to resist the plurality
rule.and to refuse to recognize any speaker
who might be elected under it, to tho lust
extremity. Mr. Cobb, of Alabama, dis
,mcl'y declined to sign it.decluring it a rev-
olutionary measure. Stout acted with these
T8r Judge Williams has bien in Linn
county stumping it for "squatter sover
eignty," ami Delusion has been replying to
him. Tho Judge's style ns a stumper is of
a heavy, log-mauling kind, but that is said
to be tho best for beating ideas into Dem
flay- At the latest dates a first rate ar
ticle of Ksopus Spitzeiiburgh apples was
selling at 15 cents per lb. in San Fraueisco.
Many apples reach there in bad order, va
rieties mixed nml bru'sed,
M iners, with their puck horses, for
the Slmilkamecn miues, are often passing
through Oregon City. It is said that sev
eral hundred persons have already passed
the Dalles, in the same direction.
&? The winter has been severe east of
the Cascades in Washington Territory.
At the last accounts, there was three feet
of snow between Walla Walla and Colville.
VaT One half of the appropriation of
$30,000, for a territorial cnpitol at Olym
pia, has arrived. This will furnish good
pickings for the faithful.
iES-Our latest European News is of lit
tle importance. Napoleon bad written to
the Pope that he must be content with his
present territories in Italy.
Thanks to Tracy 4 Co.' Express,
and to J. W Sullivan, of San Francisco,
for file of late papers.
imeartaal fie V.Uli,t U4""17
How we got hold of the followinj 1,
WAaii.soTox, Jan'y 19, l860
DcabS; : lour very w.enUl.
most excellent l)!ier i regularly rrj
and rend. It I Indeed a welcome vU.t,
It I much sought nrter by our ablest iM.
crn stntt smen. Kvcry copy hu be,.,,
around nud read Just a long ai there t
a word left llial wa inti'lligihlo, MyaJ
iih-iiu, nm viikiik'h hi u (ciurions work
.k the dying Koskiusko, "dou't gi
the ahip." I acini you $3 to renew n,
subscription, nnd I wish it wa in ,. . '
it to send $11000; your imtx-r is worth Vi
every year to n man who loves tho tVo
und Ihe Constitution.
Von w.ll see by the paper tlmt (hi
House hasn't organized. Thl Is all win
to the stiibbornnos of the llhek Rmhuj?
cnn. Von may reil aniiir-d it will or-j.
ize in le thuti u week by the election oT
sound Democrat n Speaker. In tliontean.
time, we nre prepuriiig bills, (In the Senate j
examining the war debt papers, and grttii
a vat nmoiint of other business ready, t
push tiling right iiloug as soon at tli
House organize. Tell the good people of
Oregon thut my icir hill shall be pawtlst
an earlij .;. The Democratic party I
in favor of its immkdiate rmr.xr. There
isn't n m in, woman or child hi (ho Union
that hives the great Democratic part
what neknowledyes the Justice of aHnr
ilemniht. My old friend Faulkner, you will iif.bj,
reee v. d n fore gn m'ssion. Thi will b,
great Ins to ni, but it was thought luitly
our friends In re to appoint a Sornitit
Democrat, win is in furor of dissolving
Ihe dron if a Viatic Ilcpiihl uiii is nk-etcd
President,- to represent ns in Par i. Be
sides, I learn that this great statesman ih)
firm friend of Oregon made such eloquent
upetils to his constituents iu lx-half of our
war claims, during (he canvass, thai , p,
tion h is In on circulated in li s district
ing Congress to pry our who).-claims, ;';
cn iniinil inierrtl, Tiie p Ulio i b.m orif
lifieeu t Kiusaml imine to it, ami is now on
its way here. When it arrives, I shall tuck
it to my bill, nnd have it reported link by
tint Committee nnd passed hnniMiattlj.
I should have pass.'il the bill long 83 if jf
Inda't been for the Black It-publicans.
Tli-y uro the only enemies' here to such
great IVmneratic! ne-usiires as the war
le'it und the Pacific Railroad.
I mn worn down with getting fiusinca
ready for rn'ly n ''"'i niter the How or
ganizes. I have hud the chills for six wwkn,
and my legs p.re now cold above tny kiifw,
but I never feel it a task to write to one of
my Oregon con-tit ti-iits. It dor seen u
though 1 loved that people more every year.
1 love every Democrat in that great isiate.
I love their wivis, I lore their chililren,
and I love even their dogs, God Ikss
them nil. I never had any desire bat to
serve that people. I have served tlicm
faitlifu'ly ninny years, and iraal to tH
thrm an limy an l litre.
Tell Col. Kelly I U1 intend heshoufj
have had the Attorneyship lor Oregon, but
it was tho ulit best It Te hy our SnrritEK
friends lo have ft Soi rnr.RX man for (bat
important post, and I KS'ow the Colond
w.ll be g'u I to hear tint a man nm Men
selected from t'l.it tioMo State, Giwgia,
where every mm, worn in, and en hi, n ft
D tnoerat ta the fore. I. II the Colonel
hull be all rltht y -Go I bless linn! be-
eiinstf ho ll-is at waif wen a cnsisTtr
Il mierat. Then isn't a D ''iuocr.it in Or-
w , t .i I .... .!. J
eu-o i tint I woui.l s ien my msiurupw
blood for. Tell Slater to k-ep on elmrgini;
Old Brown he. iru on tho Black R-puliIi-
enus, nnd ulso to nnka the " Irrepressible
Coiifi'ct" pmn.iurnt in his paper. blaW i
a '.rood man.
Sinen I inadn mv trrcnt sneecli in tu
Senate, things have taken a good turn, ami
it is agreed on ull hands that Orisons dull
not be forirotten nt. the Charleston Conven
ton. All eves serin, to be turned to
Wi stern in m who loi the SoiTn-amau
who can carry every Southern ami i st
ern State with, perhaps, all tlie ,nr"lc
States, except nbol' lionized New England.
Yon may depend upon it tntu ine
word with Democrats, everywhere, wai
soon be " Poor uct no. nest.
Let ull my friends in Oregon wt-
after that, Dcnioc-'s then;, will wj
worlc but little more at any thing. W
my friends in Oregon "God bless J"
wni.' .-"I II f I. II lirXL iUH'uiW'"-
for ni". Your devoted fncud,
V. S I fonrot to tell vou that 1 IB
plrast'd with your course towards the tnit-
or Bush. lis is n thousand fold orw
than a crTTiiitoAT itiBzirREs and assas
sin that ho is. 1I deserves to be tort
pieces by inches. Bush, Nesmith, Hard
ing, nnd Banih.irt, nnd the whole Salcni
roue, nro ubolit:o:nst.s as mucn eiocwr
than Old Brown ns Old Brown was Wad
er than thewh'tcst ungilin UeaTenjOf,
to mako tho figure stronger, as nuicb
bleckcr than Old Brown as Brown w
blacker than toy Democratic constituents.
I wish I could s'ce every d n scoundrel of
them in the fiery furmice that Nebuchad
nezzar put Daniel in. God bless yon w
liiivimr nviili. tlii'tn lift down oa abed
thorns. Let them all be roasted in h-I
and ull Dcinocruts will say ames.
Editou of Aimi's Sin I perceive j
your " Portland Correspondence," W
lished in your paper of to-day, that frost
injustice has been done me, politically, DT
your correspondent. I respectfully
you to publish this note in your next wsne,
a truth compels m to deny even theshad
ow of a foundation in truth for your cor
respondent's "anecdote," nnd I have t
say thnt any political preferment I may"
ceive I expect it to be at the instanei
the democratic party.
Geo. L. Ccbit-
Orecon-Citv, March 10th, I860.
fcarLt. Mullan's party.at the last date,
were still at their winter encampmn'
iKo s I? ; i! A pood d
.hi. Ul. IKM UUIJjM lil.l. C
ol their stock had been lost, nd tbey W
sent to Colville for supplies.
J-Salutcs of 117 guns were firrf
the Republicans in many of the norwf
cities on the election of Governor PeoouT
ton, as speaker.
tr- The Tanama arrived at
on Friday last, and the Pacific on SunJ.
by which we received the Easteri Kl
to be foe a J in oar colarnas.