ffil)c (Oregon dtgus. , L. AIUM , riMTOB. OJLSaON CITTl BATL'KDAV, MA II CI I 31, WO. Itnuiil Agrt, The ' hurinonlous' are every dujr finding lomo new bono to quarrel over. The cracks or 'kiiI,!' In the old decayed Loiljr of sectionalism arc liM'Ofiiing legion. They have quum.-b.-d alout 1 private charocter,' ' MTWIIi:d Unlet,' tiirilT,' the ' intoning of the Cincinnati 1'l.ilforin, ' the true Intent of the Nebraska IJill,' and now they ire going Into terr hle horning of each other ujion the ' projM r im-iinlng of the Dnd .&ott decision.' Douglas, In order to ex tricate himself from the awkward predica ment of holding to squatter sovereignty and "bowing with rcverenco to the decis loi. of the Supreme Court" an understood by the Administration, linn taken our ground that all that part of the ' decision' which relates to the constitutionality of the Ordinance of '87 ond the Minsonri Com promise, is nothing more or lex than a dictum of the Court a mere voluntary opinion on a mutter cutirely foreign to the issue before the Court, and of no binding force whatever. This, whilo it relieve the 1 squatter sovereign' democracy from the charge of holding to ono of the grossest inconsistencies, affords a nice tsxtio for the 1 harmonious' to quarrel over. They buve been quarreling since IH.IO over the mr clu ing of tho Cincinnati riutforiii, and the meaning of the Nebraska Hill, and now they ore about to take a back hug over the meaning of the ' I)rd Scott decision.' Thin party, of all the societies that ever xirited, Hceius to have tho mo.it dilHt-iiltics over comtructioni. .They cuunot coiislruo the Constitution, their own congressional .acU, or parly platforms nl.ke, and when nt last the Supremo Court kindly volunteers to blend the whole into one harmonious hotchpotch pudding, good uliko for the stomachs of Southern suluiii'indcrs uud Northern loud cuter, no sooner does the democratic family nit down to the fensl than a ipuirrcl nrisei a to what the pud ding Ih really mude of. Southern snhinmn ders gulp it down snicking hot, an when first ladled from the great boiling demo . emtio culdron, and pronounce it nil that n Southern Democrat ought to wish for a iot of niu.sh madu of genuine superfine Southern flour, without a particle of 'squat-ter-sovcreign' bran in it to scrulch the del icato throat of tho most guiticl silk Block ing Southern aristocrat a pudding that is both sweet in tho mouth mid sweet in the stomach, besides being dressed with a sauce that makes it flip down Ihs throat as easily as government money slips into the pocket of a government official. Tho 'squatter sovereigns arranged uloug tho opposite lido of tho table, lit Ip themselves to it sparingly at first, blow it a little to cool it, and mince away at it daintily, casting un occasional glance toward their 'Little ill aut' leader, who sits for some time butting with rrwiW toward his pl.it p, with a very bland approving smile lighting up tlmt side of his faco toward tho opposite side ol the table, to show that ho coiddcrs the smell of the pudding as indicative of real democratic ingredients, mid with a sancti monious pucker o.i the other side, to satisfy his Northern friends that he is both u pious mul discreet man, who scorns to eat till he has said grace, and given his pudding a littlo time to eool. After a great deal or ' reverential bowing,' a judicious and care ful adjustment of li s napkin, and sundry drawings of his handkerchief acrom his Uioutli nnd nose, the ' Litllt (limit' inserts a spoonful into his mouth, smacks his lips, and swallows it with us much Apparent gusto ns n gosling swallows n compound ol garlic and meal. At this signal, the splat ter sovereigns Tall to in good tuirmst, mi l clear their plates, nnd everything seems to indicate u settlement of pm.t differences among the harmonious, ltut just lure Mr. Buchanan, who sits at the head of the tu lie, with Attorney-tleneral Black heiulin (Im .., ..f ll I . . .. . . . .. v... iii. iii ui iiii-cHicra on ms rignt, pjcs Black a hunch and a wink. The Atlofirv Generul, taking the hint, points Irsfingcr icornfully ut the 'Little (liant,' nl jeers linn with having eaten a compound which, so fur from having a particle of sqiwtter sovcreigu brun in it, was gotten up ex pressly us on antidote for the squatter-sovereign poison hitherto swallowed by the unfortunate followers of the ' Little Giant.' Hereupon the 'Little Giant' takes another .........inn., as ii io reassure himself, jtnd proceeds to affirm his conviction that Iv'eLiu-ka. J 5 .11 snd the Cmeiimnti riutform aro not incorporated as ingredients into that pudding, there is nothing in it that is at till calculated to neutralize tho condi ments already in the stomachs of Northern Democrats. Ho avow his entire w illing lies to swallow anything that a democratic Supreme Court will set ln-fi.ro him, even to erfect neulmlirer of squatter sovereign ty, but he wishes it dearly understood that juit note tin Supremo Court hasn't called uon him to tuke such a dose. At this, tho smoko issues out of the nostrils of sala- i mandcrs, a deep frown settles iijhmi the face of Buchanan, Attorney-General Black, and other Northern office-holders, and th.. whole family go,-, iuto a genera quarrel I over the " true intent and meaning of the I vrva N-ott decision." The Illinois dele5 tion, headed by Logan, with a big toad itrtiggling upward against a huge mouthful cf pudding Lalf w.-.y down L: throat. scream out their assent to the ' Littlo Gi antV position in loud cries of " Amen!" ond uliouta of ' Tim Democraey enn Jo no ."' HiiAln, I'orr.ey, and the grrot majority of the Northtni friends of the ' Little Ohiiil,' now draw back a little from the bible, look thoughtful, and by a rather pallid ippciiranco Indicuto a slight nauwa at the Etomiich. t lUport tin it that they have held a cau cus uud coneludid (hut there Uu't much use in trying longer to cut what is set before them on the democratic table, wl.ero the dishes uro all gotten up by Southern cooks who aro determined that Democrats shall duie ou iiqualortis ami negro soup, or slurvc. They linvo asked the Itcpublicans to so srrnngo their table that they cmi all sit down with them together, as they are not willing to eut dirt much longer at a democratic tnMc, merely for the sake of dining alougxide.of the 'Little Giant,' who has a slomurh tough enough to swullow anything that 'pays.' Irstnu aiil sit for nUnalea, The Lcghdaturc of Virginia was In sen. siou some days since. A proposition was up in tho House of Delegates to cull a Southern Convention. Mr. Haywurd, of Marion, said: " I think that I live in Virginia, nnd hare an interest In common with members from the West In this proposed conference with South Curoliun. I understand that the object of the proposed conference is to com-iilt about disunion and secession. This I learn from the Commissioner sent here from South Carolina. Dissolution of the Union and the formation of a Southern Confederacy i.i the prime object of this mis sion. I, Sir, represent o pmt of the State in the same Congressional District with tho J 'an I iiuc It-, us it is called here; that part of the Slute of Virginia which, if civil war ever comes, will buve to bear the brunt of it. It Is useless to talk of disunion nnd secr.-sion for the purpose of forming a a Southern Confederacy without expecting wur. Dio!utiou will bo war, uud notlui el-o but w.ir. Como wluu it inny, the Ohio river and that part of the Statu bordering upon the State of Pennsyl vania, will be in a blazo r.f lire in thirty days ufter tho Union shall be dissolved. Tho Western people will buve the frontier to defend for more than throe hundred miles, and yet grnllctiK'u fecm to think we have no interest in the prepuratoiy meas ures to be taken in (his conference. I tliii.k wo Western people buve un inter.-st in this Committee, so much complained of b cause it is not so organized us togivo the control of its proceeding to the large slave holding districts; Sir, I think that wo are i.l much interested us gi nil men living fur from what would Lo the seat of war. In ca-c of separation, how would the louudn riis between the two confedi nicies be set tled? liy physical power, I suppose. Which party would be willing to siitren- .1-- ff .1.- rt t . tier i ml- mitigation ui tue UluJ ail.i .US.-w-sippi rivers? These- questions are weighty ami should be considered. We had a Hartford Convention, orcotA-ruicc, during i he war ot 1S12, to consider ot disunion. What become of tho men who went into that awmbliige? Sir tl ey came out po litically difgracid." Western Virginia don't want to go with Kastcrii Virginia in disunion. Western Virginia bus few slaves; ami is only kept Irom raising her voico against tlio disunion heresy tllectiially from the di.sboiie.it appor tionment ol representation in the Legisla ture. esb rn irgima v;ll bo t:uo to the Union. Nor So. Our friend of tho Democratic Herald, ut l-ltigeiie City, publishes the fol- lowlier pnrairraiili us haviie' been uttered by Gov. Denison of Ohio, whilst canvass ing that State lust year: "If I n m elected Governor of Ohio and I expect to Ix I will not let any fu gitive slave be returned to Kentucky or any other slave State; and if I cannot pro veut it in any other way, as 'Commandcr-in-t'hiel of thi military of tho State, will employ the bayonet, so help me God!" This is u vile forgery, started by the De mocracy or Ohio during tho canvass, nnd is exactly the contrary of what be did say. 1 lie Sditiinent lie expressed was this in sub stance That while the fugitive slave law, us it ut present exists, was distasteful to him, yi t as long as it remained ou the statute book, is Governor ho would exc- . V cjfle It Willi Ul the force ut Ins ennmYnl Mutfortna, hKiriu ti-AN Natiosai. Convk.vtiov.- liy the latest news from tlio Atlantic we learn that the time Tor holding the Uepub licuu Convention nt Chicago 1ms been changed to the lt'.th of May nearly a month earlier than was ut first decided upon. This will cause inconvenience to some of the delegates appointed to repre sent this State, and we learn that Leamler Holmes, Ksq., In consequence of his inabil ity to attend, has empowered Horace Greely to act in his stead and cast his vote Idward Bates. Ml Arnaict. Tin Democracy of Cluckumaa county Inn been summoned to meet in precinct conventions on the 7th of A pr'.l to select delegates to tlio county convention to be held In this city April 12. Now, as these two meetings w ill Involve a lo of two duyi foeueli tnn ii otteiiding them, besides a con siderable outlay for grub, borse feed, ferri age, Ac, to say nothing of Democratic " rot gut," we think It would bo advisable for tho Democratic denizens of the country to stay ot home, and attend to putting In their spring crops, uud leave the business of iiominatioug a county ticket to tho ollice-boliler.) In town, who have nothing else to do these times. The only object in drawing you uway from your farms and business is merely to "W upon a ticket which bus been prepared by the U. S. Mursbal, nnd which you will bo expect ed to go through the form of " nominating" ou the 1 2th. The tickets, no doubt, uro clretidy printed, and securely stowed owny, mid- r lock and key, in Dolfa bed room from which they will bo Issued Just before election to Rome " sound and reliable Dem ocrat" in each precinct. This has been the " Democratic" custom heretofore in this county. Lost spring, just prmous to the city election here, ll.ij Democratic city tick ets (us is well known) were printed in Port land on Friday, yet the convention to nom imite wus not held till the Saturday follow ing! This fact leaking out so disgusted somo of tho party that they utterly refused to vote the ticket, and some even who were nominated on it, refused to support it. What bavo such independent ficc-Stute Democrnts as W. A. Starkweather, G. W Jackson, and others, to sity to such i course? But here Is tho " ticket" that the Demo crats of Cliii kamus co.mly are expected to vote ut the ensuing June election a pretty fair one, in its wny: Tor Ileprcsentutivcs, A. V. Hedges, Philip Foster, Win. Mo Cowu; Sheriff, John Thomas; Clerk, A, Holland; Treasurer, Tlio. Johnson; Sur veyor, Tim Fisher. This is the programme now decided upon by the iminugers, but it may bo changed to suit whatever exigen cies may arise and it is not unlikely that this disclosure may create such an ul.irm as to cause the wholo order of proceedings to be re-arranged, nnd a new ticket prepared for " nomination." Tho " plutforiu" upon which thtso men uro to stand will be composed t-f rough slabs, hewu out uftcr the following fash'o:,: Uesolut.ons endorsing Jo Lime, De!u.-io:i Smith, and James Buchanan. Ito'olutiotts condemning Helper and the " Impending Crisis." A resolution charging tho Old Brown foray upon tho Black Itepublicuns. A resolution endorsing tlio declarations of Southern Disunion Democrats cf their intention to dissolve the Union .if n uir.jor ity of tho American people elect a Black Republican President. A resolution endorsing Lnnsiug Stent, and commending his Democratic consisten cy in voting for a Know Nothing lor Speaker. Tho above ugly-looking slabs all nst upon tho following Democratic "mud-sill": The celebrated Molalla resolutions de claring niggers property under the Consti tution, uud therefore bound to be protected in every Stuto in tho Union. The convention will also probably nomi nate James Officer, the author of the fore going resolution relative to " ncrgcrs," for tho State Senate, nnd issue instructions to tho Wasco Democrats to swallow him. An adjournment will theu take place. The Jas. Clinton. This favorite steam er, under the command of Copt. J. D. Mil ler, leaves Caiicmah exactly nt 8 o'clock on Monday mornings. This is done in con sequence of the Clinton's carrying the mail to llmmpocg tho schedule time for leav ing Oregon City being 8 o'clock. Fiiom tiik Atlantic Status. Tho mail reached Portland on Saturday evening lust. The latest dates by overland ua to Feb. -'. e are under obligations to the pub lishers of tho Portland Dailv News for acopy of their extra containing a compila tion of tue latest news. I torn our rclaat l.vfepa4''ai. ponri Axn, March 29, H'10. Dpr Aw;ts: Since the sovereigns re moved the worchouw building from the levee, erected by Vaughn, we have had tolerably quiet times here. There are sotno indications, however, that tho (flort to ob tain the uso of tho public property, to tho injury of the city ond of Individuals, has not been relinquished. Shrewd politicians are endeavoring to carry a measure by stealth that cannot be accomplished by osn liuiided deiding. The Democracy (I suppose it Is called so) had n meeting a few nights ugo, nnd so arranged ns to defeat the nomination of McConnh-k for Mayor, nominating an Individual for that office who is supposed to bo favorublo to the claims of Vaughn. There is a good deal of opposition to this nomination among nil parties, nnd I am not disappointed to see G. C. Itobbius n candidate, with fair pros pects for lis election. Mors. Kuue nnd Morr'-wi arrived from the Siinill'iimoen mines s vend days ngo. They caution miners not to bo in n hurry to get thero to stay ot least tlino weeks I" fore they move that way und, by tlmt tin: , theso gentlemen believe they will ob i.jii such information from tho mines as to prevent them from going there at all. Von see that the time for the meeting of the Republican National Convention has been changed n month earlier. This will keep at homo some of tho delegates for this State. Who will be Presidential candi dates, is a mere matter of speculation. Tho Republican Convention will nominate a ticket to win. Tho Tribuno thinks that Douglas will bo nomlnntcd at Charleston. Many of his friends think that will not be the case. Most of Douglas' support will come from States where he cannot hope to obtain an electoral voto. We hear less of the Disunion projects of the Southern Democracy sinco tho election of Speaker. They have probubly learned that the gnmo of " threats" is played out, nnd that tho Republican party will claim nil their rights under the Constitution; ond, further, tlmt they will sro to it tlmt tho " Union shall bn preserved." The opinion seems to bo common that Jo Lane has no strength based upon his tal ents or his public usefulness in the position ho occupies. Ho is nn old fossil, that should be laid upon tho shelf. Ho has never done anything good for our people, und ho never will. Tho lie he uttered when ho snid tiiis Territory contained n white prnulat'on of over ninety thousand, will stick to him like the shirt of Nessus. Lansing Stout wus one of tho ninety Democrats who were swallowed by the tiveiity throo Know Nothings. Stout was perfectly willing to put the Know Nothings in a position in Congress to carry out their prescriptive views in regard to foreigners. I oreign-lorn eltlzrn! should tuke a note of tiiis fact. However, it is renMv of very hi lie impor tance what tho people are permitted to think of Stout. His own n.irtv hnTe made up their minds that he is atftwt; nnd not n single public man or Lane press hispers a word in hit behalf. Business is dull here very dull, I should think. Tho steamer that ' brought the last mail from San Francisco was not the mail steamer. She is expected to leave Sun Francisco for this place on Sunday next. m Clackamas Rkitiii.icax Convention. The RcpulHpns or this county should not Torgct that next Saturday, April T, is the day on which the County Convi-utio i is to meet. We hope that every part of tho county will be fully represented in the convention. 'Kit nd I.KTuiKii. Somo ofthe 1. ..w. ... . . .. . . . ciioiccs cxiracis in me nciicr boKara from the speeches of Gov. Letchcrf Vir ginia. It is fair to say, however.thnt nt that time Gov. Letcher held to the doc trims in regard to slavery avowed by Washington, Jefferson, Madison, (.'lay, anil other distinguished Southern statesmen. What would become of these men if thev were now living in Virginia and Kentucky? Would they not have to move over the lines to save their lives? Kxti'iTKn. Moss, the murderer of Har per, w as hung iu Polk county on the 20th hist. Ho confessed his guilt on the scaf fold. We understand ho has made a con fession stating that he also murdered a man in Keutuekr some vears since. Tiuxks. We are indebted to Hon. I I. Stevens for a copy of the correspondence between Generul.- Scott nnd ll.irnev and Governor Douglas, relative to the occupa tion of the island of San Juan, nnd also to Hon. Lansing Stout for public documents. Biionruii-K. The House ou Feb. 13, adjourned out of respect to the memory of Hon. D. C. Broderick. Speeclus were made, highly eulogizing the deceased, by .Messrs. Lurch, Ila.-kiii, Stout, Burlin-rame Morris, and Sickles. Dalles Correspandi-ace, Pali.es City, March 2-i, lSfiO, En. Amirs: Times are improving in this place quite business-like merchants and trnd-.-rs beginning to do well. AVc see peo ple trom all parts of the Willamette Val ley, most of them bound for the mines. A great many get their outfits in thi? nlaco I icniy injm ponies nt reasonable prices anil Titles to some are good. Trade ' cut-throat' is quite llvelv. Speaking of ' cut-throat reminds me that last Saturday a young man cnifiisc-d at wood-yard fifteen miles below Des Chutes by tho name of Charles Ci'.miuin.rs- I -ritual iuffuence cut his throat from ear to e r. He was alone in tho cabin at the time ho cut his throat. By tho "iuner sight' he saw 'thn were stili after him, so he took to the woods no one knows how lon-r he wus cone. TTia Gen. Pulmer is lu re, with fifty or sixty I...., ..r merchandise for the Similkmiiccn and Ouesnclle mines. H intendi shipping t.v tii.in.ur to Priest's Hal-Id, and Irom thence by wngous and puck traln. I see '-I, Titv'nr nf vuur cilV U utollir. Cri thinks this country looks rather barren, but !. U n.iw.b i.lcascd with the clluuile, nnd wishes those good luck who may choose to make their home lien-. A few weeks ago there was considerable excitement in this place, occasioned by the jumping ff tho military reserve ground ul.u li was thrown oh to Dalle City. Houses und fences were built ut all tune of the nx'ht. all in defiance of the orders Ar tf .14 i'tv The cattle-raiser complain of the U. S, mull x. Thcv sav the mules turn kiotn like, Ifitiiiee und eutimr voiinir calve. This is Bi.n... 1 1. in.' new to me. but It is said to be a fact and if Uncle Sam docs not keep his mules ui), tlmt kiota medicine will be nit ministered. I notice scvcrul parties on their way to the mines in small bouts. I leiir im-y win have a hard times- of it before they p-t f1.m:i!'V I bear that Cii I it. Si. Smith ol I.inu Citv is on his wny wiih miiuII bouts If nnv oiie cuu make the ' rilf,' Si. can. Thcstci r Col. Wright bus been hauled out und thoroughly repaired, nnd will com uieiice lux reiruhir trips to W.illa-Wulln snake River, und PrieU's Rapids, next we- !x. I nv n what I can leurn, I inn inclined lo thi. U tinit tho Columbia iniL'bl lie navigat ed to the Okiiingnn, a distance of l.MI miles above Priest's Rapids, and within "5 mih-s of the Simi!knuietD irohl mines. To those w ho must uud will go to the minis, I would say, !o upon the south side of the Columbia, 'till us late as June or Julv. The south side is some further, but n much better road early m the spr.ng. As ever, Lux. radilknc llUrr Traafcparuiloa ana . I gnllot l.ampauy. F.n. Amies: It may bo quito interesting to many of your readers to learn that tho Pudding River Transportation nnd Navi gation Company, created by an act of the Legislature of Oregon Territory, In Janu nry, lSoS, have recently duly organized according to law, by the election of tin fol lowing olliccrs: Geo. F.White prc.ident, John White trcusurcr, und J, W. White s cre'.arv, The navigation of tho Pudding river, for a long time, was thought to be hardly pos sible, owing to the huge piles or drifts of logs in its chniiuel, forming complete block udes at many points ou the wny, from the Willamette towards its source. The company, since its organization, has Imnilsouu-ly succeeded iu removing the most imposing of these barriers, remliriii'' the navigut'on of the stream cutirely pr.icticn- hie us fur as Irving's bridge, a dUauce of ten miles from the Willamette. Having sufliciently cleared this part of the river, the splendid ai.d well known steamer Mooss was chart .-red and placed iu tho hands of Capt. John Kruso und other experienced and trusty officers. The trial trip was made on the IStth of Febru ary lust, and was regarded us a complete fu :ce?3, meeting every expectlou, and set tllcg tlu queittan that Pudding river cu be navigulfil. During the coming scasou the river is to be opened to Purkesvdio, a distance of about sixty miles from the mouth of ruddiur river. dTTlie Jennie Clark, Capt Mvrick, will resume her regular trips between here aud Portlsnd tci Moudav moninr tO" A correspondent of the Portland Daily Nt-Bs, writing from Walla Walla. snra fli.il !... 4 e 1 1 . ...... .- ...... iui j.v.iii, men nas aiwavs been claimed to be iu Wasliimrton Terri torv. has been found by the survevors to be in Oregon by some two miles or more. fc-S- We have received from the Fanner Office, and al-o from a friend at S dem, a copy of the constitution of the State Agri cultural SocHty. and tho proceediiiLtT of couv-.Ti'.ioa that formal the ja-ne. gone, ms partners comimr . - " nome, ana seeing blood all over the floor, had nn idea of what was up; 10 they, with the assistance of some Imliaus, commenced tracking him by the blood, ond finnllv found him nearly exhausted and quite ra tional, nr. Jlogg was sent for. who fixed him up, and entertains hopes of his recov ery, as the cut was not deep enough to prove inst.intlv fatal. We can't complain as do the Portland dailies, for we have nil sorts of fights, even dog tights. Too much trouble to attempt to describe or purticularize the skinned noses, bruised heads, ' square-toed measles,' Ac, Ac. - lew uays ngo, a man came from the mines. His report is not very encourag ing. He says there is gold in the Similka meen ni.d over a large exttnt of countrv that a few spots pay well, probublv as well u..- 1.... . una oecn reported. As vet tl. l.r.. paying claims are few in number and ou!v moderate wages can be made over a lar extent of country say $3 to (10 per duv; cost about i-2 or $3 per dav to live, 'i mnik a great many who go with large es pootatioris will be jrrievouslv disappointed there is no doubt of the existence of .'old there m moderate quantities. It is report ed that gold-bearing quartz has been found in that conutry. Au acquaintance, an ex pericnced quartz prospecUr, left here a few weeks ago in companr with R. N Wlrte forthepmppscof pro-ecting the quartz thTO. lis re-tort can h- d.-ix-mh-d v.von Then, every fa cility necessary for tho transportation of freight aud the conveyance of passengi vs to the cities nnd markets below, will be ottered to one of tho most thickly .settli-d, fertile, and productive sections of our State. No people of Oregon 1ms been more em barrassed than tho fiiriiu'rs of Barlows', French and Mohillu prairies, Hoik creik country, Waldo Hills, and vicinities of Purkersville und Silverton, toollof whom, wo trust, the great desideratum will soon bo supplied. respectfully, T. W. White, Sec. News Sim-jam. A telegraph bill has beeu introduced into the Semite roviding for the construction of a line of wires from tho Western portion of Iowa to Portland Orego!'. ' HaJet has been convicted of murder in the first degree, nt Charleston, Vu., for his participation in tho Harper's Ferry ufl'iiir. lie nnd Stevens were sentenced to I on the 16th of March a n -lie 10th Feb., Lord Lyons h.id the pioi'i'.-ition of tho British Govermnpnl In regard to San Juan before the Secretin-- of it u uireaiiy rnmorcu tlmt it will be rejected, as our Government is deter. mined not to back down from the position it has assumed. It is now understood in nn'it;,.,,! ,.ir,.i..3 . IV I VllV.ll.il tlmt .Mr. Don-las, fuilini: to secure the num. mutiou at Charhston, from tho united op position of the South nLrf.il.sl-. Itim tvlM transfer all the strength be can command in favor of Alexander 11. Stephens, of Ga. LoNsouniTtox of the Stkaushii- Lives A dispatch of tho 21st Feb. snvsr 'I'i.P contract between Commodore Vunderbilt IV...: i r ri. . . ....u i.. i in-iiic .nan -steamship Coimmnv for the consolidation of their California team.-lr.p lines, and the cessation of tl. present opposition has beeu actually signed though both lines dispatched te t.iP.l .i- Tl, r . . 7 "v. xuc luu-soi iure nave been ad vanced, however, for this Aim linn .!.. II. . . . ' "Ul. u.-ru a,m uuj, one uunured, nnd seventy Ove dollars. J ThoNcwVorkTribuuoTS, February thus ixprew, lu ffc the mail to lie nominated for prw J the Kepublicun Coiivtntloi,. ' "We hold that if the R..!,,,!..:.... is strong enough to elect as next pL1 whomsoever it will, them ... . who, ubove ull others, are entitle h sldcratiou at Chicago. TiZ . f two vv iiiiuiii ii. newarfj ofXcw . Zr --iii leago, rd of nion P. Chase of Ohio, lor Beini the Federal Senate when Mr IZi trodueid, rttiiodeled aud ure-uu-.l tl his Nebraska Lill.il... J...?1? posed It with a promptness, tm. uud resolution, which have rird, f eqnnled. Others did nolil.. but if . eminently duo to these two that th. try ni early and ptrully ap,, real character and purpos 0f tlmt iT tons measure uud tlmt the hollow art sy of lis i biims to Justification on tb?L of " Popular Sovereignty" Wt.r, b(.,7 Hie liidignaiit gnze of all who art mi, rully blind. A. Mr. Douglas UJJv to be t!ie candiilato of the Sbatn DeW cy, thcro would l.-e ciniiu-nt bUm ting ngainst him one ofhij twocIiW,., oiiisls in the memorable htn.ggle t? s. ,ved old i.rgnni.utloin and cidlid tlie 1L publican party into being. Kiichof!U is, l.y original character, by trui i! experience, emphatically . ulta"' unqii.st.oiied abd.ly, unsullied UJ broad nntiomil views end feelinei J thoroughly Kcpublican (irineiph ,SJJ? n.tious. No sune Auiericnn, no nmttflf what section, would have any ft-ar that tLs Niilloiml iuteresU or honor would af nmh r tho sway of Seward or Clisse, tiio noisy swash of disunion would'be, linked uml exploded by tho election aid administration of cither of them, and stacd exposed to ull the world as the liol!out.v it really is. No earnest Republics!! could rcfuso to work as well as tote for eitlu r Chase or Sewurd, or to do ctctt honoiiible thing within his power to stcarj the election of whichever is roiuiuiiM to eh Is the Kcpublican pnrtv sir.,n..j sh-ct Chase or Seward? f'oiil,? U...L i roiuiuatci strons ft-on- Sewurd? CouliliuL cither of thim, c.rry Pennsylvania, jjw Jcrs y, mul Illinois, or ull the free Sulci except Peunsylvaiiiii? If yes, tLca tin only practical question is, Which of tits two for. most lb-publicans tlwll ix w standnnl bean r in IS 00? We propose to h evo both of thrie qne tiens to the Chicago Convention. Wt have o-.:r opinions in nspect to tlicm; Ut wo do not des' re that the Convention 1I.00I1I be governed or influenced by them. Wi only ui-ge that nil the Stales, bnterwi;y the pivotal Stale.! above-nnracd, ibi s n l able, candid, inqartial dc Irgatt to Chicago thero to state exaet'y what the doubtl'ul States can nnd cannot do, if tlmt tho Convention shall give eariintheid to those stutctu'.'iits and tsk? actioa accordj. iii'!v. Mistake. John Rickard, of Corvallis sends us $2 50, with a request that our pa per to his address be stopped. Mr. Rick ard is mistaken, nis name is not on our books, and never has been that we know of. He probably meant Delusion's paper. Dorr.i.A3. Horace Greely, who 1ms lately been making a tour through the Northwestern States, writes a letter to the Tribune, giving it as his opinion th;.; Doug las will be nominated by the Charleston Conveution. tJ- We are indebted to Hon. Jos -pb Lane for a copy of the Pateut OUk-e Re. porton Acr'cu!t-irefi,r ISoS. And 't i!o -s?m (ou- tliouglmclolj this view subject to the rrprcsfiitationi of th-; dclegntis to Chicago fiom the dookiful Stubs that, if we cm. not J rot-ably eket Seward or Chas", it will bs vain to not i- lute instead either Hai.ks, or Fewm!, or Dayton, or Cameron, or Liiuoln. Gmtl m.'ii nn 1 true aro they nil: but tih.-rtnv on wlmt ground can we rutioiiiillj hope t obtain for either ot ttcm any cif-Meral!e iipport wUii.-li will not le accerdtd l Chn.se or ocward? All of tin se are oiniplr and thurongWy 1-1 ulilicai.s, ha fouj-Lt with a 111 the good light ofl Sou, aid tar the seers of that well fought and gloiions. thoii'.'li unsuccessful, strui'irle. o or will seriously contend that cither of them ii ibler moro eimncut, more -(.'serving, tint they who led the forlorn- hpe ugaiitfl Dunglat anil hi.i iniquity in 1851. Oa what plausible !rr,imil could we hope lo se cure for them the votes denied us 1S5G? If, then, our Convention ahull decide tbil it cannot silli ly iiotiiinnto Seward or Chatr, we hold, w ith duo submission, that the man for the hour is Kdwurd lhit.sof Missouri. Mr. Ifutcs is tomineiidi'd to our ioitlirmeot, beenose, while essentially a Republican, be us not hitherto been ulentiucd wim toe party, anil is not expo-cd to tliennjlp jiidicf.) which inccsisant inifrijircscnWiM has excited ngnnwt our veteran iwuen. Born, reared, and always residing in slave' State, it will be morally iatj-ofa-ble to make anybody believe tlimt be inedi tutes d'siiiiion as a means of getting rid rf s';vtry, or that his election wonlil resniii d'sunioii. pTucV.cnl Emnncipstitmirt, d would be hard work to inako him odiooa to suno abolitionists, while we might WJ count, iu bis bobniV, on the noisy, wUf nant, untiring ilcmuiclatio.':? of 1110 T handful ol disunion abolitionists vtJ 'f to vote eveti for Seward cr Chase, yet in sist on damaging these statesmen bysptl ing well of tlicm. This little coterie of common scolds, who never emancipated slave and probably never will, will bo cer tain to aid by their opposition the rj practical emancipationist ever notttimlW tor l'resident, whether ho be Uutesomn one else. 1 The Old Line Whigs' snd oth er supporters of Fillmore and DooelsMW ';')0 would be compelled either to supFrt Bates, or to virtually confess that theyoij pose him simply because he is averse to toe extension of slavery. The Tariff m eta not object to him, for he is fully with them. The River and Harbor men will be gM to bail as n candidate the President of tM Chicago River and Harbor Convcnti As to the Pacific Railroad, the word Si Louis tells all that need be said o subject. The gallant Emancipationists of M'- ri, who havo borne the free-soil flag in the darkest days, are nnanimous earnest in urging Mr. Bates's nomiMt101 They say that he can carry their Sute, which we greatly doubt; but he woo!dI least thoroughly contest it, and theitoj hasten tho dav of the consecration of W soil of that no'blc State to free labor ii" So throughout the border line ef States: we do not say that Bat's carry one of them, though we believe would stand a good chance for Msrv" and Delaware; but he would have an toral Ticket in teery one of those S"' and a resnerfciMe ennnnrt in each, W Mich men as John Bell, II. Winter D" John J. Crittenden (we trust) and tm others who are not Republicans. ' Aud it would be to u3 a verv pungen' rec ommendation of such a choice that it i1 ' l, 1.. .1 ... .... .'..UlnntO "c sine-He 10 me eyes 01 iue 1.11.0 j- . wortera in ,lirL--if.tj U hard sold eat w remains of the A mcrican party to the Sb Democracv. and would find them! terly nnu'de to deliver the goods in C- hates were our candidate IftbeCU But cnouirh fcr the d.iv.