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STATE RIGHTS DEMOCRAT.
8ATIRDAY, OCTOBEtt 7. 1S65.
Some time ago we alluded to the Guer
rilla band of politicians who sought to
atim tike control of the Democratic or
gantiatioh in Oregon, to pervert it once
more to their own selfish ends and bsise
purposes. Already we hear that they
have commenced their campaign for the
honors and spoils of victory which will
flow to the Democracy in their certain
trinmph in June next.
The two chief leaders of the band.
Senator Nesmith and Mr. Bush, have
journeyed east of the Cascades, sometimes
separately and again in company, setting
their traps, and instructing their blowers
and strikers, and attempting tobambooile
the Democracy everywhere into their sup
port. They are both aspirants for the
Senate. Nesmith is most eager to be re
turned to that body, and his rival is no
less anxious to be invested with the Sen
atorial toffa. Between them the thing is
managed quite adroitly, as might be ex
pected, yet not so cunningly that they
have been enabled to conceal their real
designs. They have, it appears, agreed
pon a friendly competition for the place.
bv which the one who shall, at the proper
-moment, find.it impossible For himself to
succeed, contracts to pass over to the
other all of his convertible stock in trade,
in the way of State Senators, Representa
tives, lobby-workers, wire-pullers, &e.
But thii is not an open agreement it
"has however already been disclosed by
one who was so tickled with having been
entrusted with the secret that he could
not refrain from divulging it, apparently
to give his listener an idea of the great
i nportance in which he was held by the
Guerrilla chiefs. Ostensibly, the two
rivals are inimical to each other. One
tells to this set how much it would be to
their peculiar interests to support himself,
and not his rival, and the other repeats
the same game with hi3 particular crowd.
It was singular, however, that just after
Nesmith's visit to the Dalles, certain of
"his old party friends of the Guerrilla
stripe, "were zealous and industrious in
sounding his praises j but that while Mr.
Bush stopped there, and after his depart
ure, the same parties toM their followers
ihat it wa3 nof advisable just yet to name
anybody ' particularly for the Senate
that it was best to wait and see what might
So far we have not been able to gain a
great deal of information as to the success
or ill-success which the two Guerrilla
Chiefe have encountered on their canvass
ing tour. But that is not very material.
It is quite enough to have learned the
real obiect of their journey in the upper
counties, where there are a great many
Democratic voters who are newly come to
Oregon, and therefore uninformed of the
past rotten and treacherous record of the
Chiefs and their band, and where there
are also scattered here and there several
f tkeir old followers and tools. That is
fthe only section "where they can work to
.any advaatage, and whatever they accom
plish there for the present will, we are
very Eure, be overcome in ripe time, by
the -eosasels of the genuine, pure Democ
Taey of that and other portions of the
State. Yet it is well enough to keep
track of the pair, and to watch their crafty
In the Valley, and in Southern Oregon,
the Guerrillas can do nothing. Such men
as Harding and Stratton, and some others
who betrayed the Democratic party for
offices under the Abolition dispensation,
and who are now striving to again come
into the Democratic organization, purely
4o control and again debauch it, and to
'feast upon the spoils of victory, are known
to the Democracy, from the California
line to the. mouth of the Columbia, and
We have no apprehensions on their ac
count. If they are desirous of returning
to the party, the way is open to them, but
they will not be permitted to shape its
destiny to their own ends, or to take Con
trol of it ah atanrlarrl-lipflTpra. Tfc is dnwn-
right arrogance in them to ask that con-
fidence shall again be reposed in them,
After having . recently betrayed the
-party and assisted the common enemy to
Treak it down in Oregon. If sincere in
iheir professions of returning devotion to
Democracy, they will easiest cause our
true brethren to credit their asservations
by aiding us as zealous privates in the
ranks, and not by, coupling their protesta
tions with a desire or disposition to reas-
sume leadership. If it is the spoils they
are after our party can better afford to
have them as adversaries than as allies ;
. if it is for the sake of again embracing
the pure principles of Democracy they
Irish to unite with us, they will be wel-
comely received, but they must not ex
pect to be rewarded for their past apos-
tacy, nor placed in positions where they
might do us incalculable mischief if again
disposed to apostatize and betray us. The
Democracy are confident of victory in
themselves. The Guerrillas combined
with the Abolitionists cannot defeat our
party. They know this, too, and hence
they are straggling for their old mastery
in our ranks. We are aware that they
have allies who -hare maintained- their
standing in our party, and who are still
professedly very firm in the faith. Amon g
these are men who- always linked their
political fortunes with these Guerrillas
under the old Clique dispensation, and
derived office and rich pecuniary reward
thereby. ' They are now favorable to
what is called a rc-organifatkm of the
Democratic party, the real object of which
s to set aside the true, un flinching, un
:urchasable Democrats, who have stod
v the party and its genuine principles
luring the darkest days ot Abolition ty
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ranny and oppression, aim --. j
them the Guerrilla leaders who were the1
chief men in the old Clique. These men
are cunning, plausible and energetic in
their unworthy labors ; but neither can
they succeed over the genuine Demoe-
cy. There is an unanimity ol senti
ment among our trusty party brethren on
all these matters we all want success,
we arc sure of success; yet, if the alter
ternative be presented, either to gain a
victory by surrendering our organization
to the Guerrillas, and modifying our prin
ciples to please them, or to encounter de
feat by a faithful adherauce to those prin
ciples in full, and with ?i ticket of true
Democrats before us, the Democracy will
choose the latter. Ours is a party bat
tling for principles and the right, not a
mere organization for the benefit of poli
ticians and office seekers. This may as
well be understood at once.
Conscientious Axpbkw. Governor
Andrew is a singularly conscientious I'u-
ritan. borne mouths ago one Green com
mitted an atrocious murder in Maiden.
Massachusetts. He was brought to trial,
and confessed his sruilt in court. Of
course this obviated the necessity of the
jury pronouncing him guilty. The stat
ute pertaining to murder cases in that
State provides that when a verdict of
murder in the first degree shall be found
by the jnry, the Governor shall issue the
death-warrant. As Green pleaded gutlty.
he was sentenced to death without any
verdict by the jury. The law does not
permit the execution until the Governor
signs the death-warrant. Gov. Andrew,
from : conscientious scruples," refuses to
sign Green's death-warrant, although he
" fully believes him to be guilty of the
crime of murder in the first degree," be
cause'the jnry did not find the verdict.
Thus a condemned murderer will be set
loose. This same Governor Andrew had no
scruples in violating the Constitution of
the United States and nullifying the law
of Congress by sustaining the Personal
Liberty Act of his State ; his conscience
has not troubled him during the war in
any of the violations of the Constitution
and laws'j the usurpations of the Execu
tive and military, the excesses of local
officials, or in the suppressions of the
. .i i in t-1 1
te-ignt3 01 me people, ah oi mese wrougs
and outrages militated against Democracy,
against the people of the South, and to
the advantage of Abolitionism and New
England. But in Green's case, he can
hair-split in his construction of a State
law. and have wonderful conscientious
scruples, a3 a fellow Puritan Abolition
ist's life is involved, notwithstanding that
life is forfeited to the law in justice for
the rank murder committed. The Gover
nor does not think of appealing to the
Higher Law in this case, as he would in
a case where a negro was to be benefitted
and a Democrat Wronged or put to death.
Oh, no, he is a conscientious Governor of
ine genuine .Puritan school his con
science operates only in behalf of his own
Puritan ilk or his negro brethren.
Something the Matter. The States
man says :
Nesmith don't want to go to the Senate,
and much less by the votes of any of the
Why has the Statesman taken this
early occasion to say this ? It must
either be fooled itself or desires to fool
others, about Nesmith's not wanting to go
to the Senate. Nesmith docs want to be
returned to the Senate, and is about as
eager for that event as ever a hungry
man was for a meal. And what can the
Statesman mean by saying "much less by
the votes of the Copperhead Democracy,"
we wonder ? He certainly, by his very
late acts, disproves the assertion of the
Salem organ, for he has most anxiously
solicited "Copperheads" to aid him in
his Senatorial Btruggle. That the apos
tate.Senator will not get any votes from
the " Copperhead Democracy," we are
sure, but it will be because he cannot pre
vail upon them to that extent, not be
cause he would decline them. In his
greed for the place he would accept of
the votes or aid of any and everybody.
It was hj notorious treachery , his own
part and participating in infamous frauds
he secured his present seat; he will not
be any less unscrupulous to secure his re
election. . But does the Statesman mean
that it is not for Nesmith; that its party
will not go for him f If it speaks really
what it believes to be true, some of its
own warmest supporters will be very
much deceived about it.
Secretary Stanton has established a bureau
for the collection, safe keeping and publica
tion of rebel archives, and placed Dr. Francis
Lieber at the head of it. Exchange.
It w not to be expected that, that Bureau
now contains the letters Stanton wrote, to
Jeff. Davis in 1860-1, urging him to seces
sion, and, pledging himself to take sides with
the Sooth ia that erent. It is most likely
Stanton selected those letters, for his own
keeping, before he entrusted Dr. Lieber with
the charge of that bureau.
Tkiascre. The last Bteamer from Port
land carried away about $120,000 in treas
ure to California.
AN AMTOlMUXti I Nl HIVVTIO.
Wo find the following in a late New
Last week Lieut. -(Ion. (Sriuit issued a g'ii
era I order to the various leiiirliiieut eom
HHHidcrM, authorizing llieoi to trak all
the J'txi o hanks ia the I'titetl Slates! Major
Cen. Palmer, acting under this authority,
appointed Saturdav night IW a grand raid on
all the faro banks in Kentucky. Kvery bank
in Louisville wan closed up und their stocks
confiscated. Mo-t of the men engaged in
tliein got wind of the movement ami left the
eitv. One at Frankfort wa seized, and the
keeper and dealer, arrested. All others in
State have been shut tip.
The Tribune comments upon this start
ling order as follows:
Faro banks'' are doubtless pestilent, and
gamblers a bad lot altogether. AYo heartily
vvih every kind of gambling were legally
suppressed, anil every blackleg sentenced to
work in the deepest mines i.f Nevada or t'ol
omdo for terms of two to ton vears each, ac
cording to their grades of rascality their
greenness or hardihood in their vocation ot
tleeeitig the Mmple. Hut gamblers are men
and citizens; they have, till legally convict
ed, the rights ot men ami citizens : they can
le. rightfullv arraigned and punished for
incir iniquities oniy m accordance vvmi niw.
In districts where hostilities are Mill preva
lent or aptireuonilett in districts Mill neces
sjirilv under Military rule and regimen
such an order as in niiove asserted may lie
justifiable: but an order from won. (mint to
break up till the faro-hanks in the. I mtnl
States'' would be rather too steep. He might
as well order everv seducer and libertine ar
rested and given their choice to serve live
vears as privates in our 1 tegular Arm v or be
iimmireu iiuienniteiy in a military prison ni
It is well that there is one paper in the
Abolition party which will thus boldly
and nirhtlullv criticise the monstrous
usurpation ot the lieutenant wenertu.
Had it been a Democratic organ which
thus expressed itself, as the Tribune has,
all the howling loyal sheets in the land
would have most scorchingly denounced it,
upheld (Jen. Grant iu his conduct, and
declared that he had a clear and perfect
right to close the faro banks. It is not
the faro banks or gamblers that good men
would defend in severely condemning the
Lieutenant General's order, but the prin
ciple contained in that order, audit is the
utter abuse of power involved in its issu
ance, which ought to be denounced and
coudenmed. If Gen. Grant, bv virtue of
his commission, could abolish and destroy
all the faro banks in the several States, so
could he abolish and destroy all money
banks, all business whatever, all institu
tions, manufaeturics, shops, trades, &c.
It is not the character of the calling or
the thing which istfvolved, but the dis
position of Gen. Grant towards it. And
if the Lieutenant Geueral can exercise
this absolute authoritv. it follows that the
President, as Commander-in-Chief of the !
army and navy, cau even exceed, if possi
ble, that officer in his arbitrary stretch of
power. Admit the right or authority of
Gen. Grant to abolish and destroy faro
banks, and the power of the President to
do whatever he wills in any State, with
any business, trade or institution, or with
persons themselves, necessarily follows.
Is this republican ? Is it right, reasona
ble, or.safe to the people, to admit such
an absolute sweep of power iu the Execu
tive, or any other officer ? Say that it is.
and the power must inevitably carry with
it the authority of the President to throw
down churches ; prohibit the worship of
God in any, or only agreeably to a pre
scribed form ; to prevent marriages, or to
regvuate them ; to decree what occupa
tions shall be permitted, or to refuse per
mission to any aud all ; to prescribe the
fashion of dress, the style of living, the
manner of conduct of the people ; and, in
short, to order and to enforce that order
that cverv dweller in the whole Union
must conform to the precise rules set up
before him by the Executive. Yet, mon
strous and absurd as all this would seem,
in being practically carried out, the prin
ciple which underlies it all is endorsed
and advocated by the great majority of
the Abolitionists throughout the country.
They have not only approved every act
and abuse of equally arbitrary character
with this order in question of Gen. Grant's,
but they insist that the same iron rule
over those who differ with the Adminis
tration must be continued. Thorc can
certainly be nothing more precious to the
citizen than his liberty,. life and honor.
The Abolitionists defeud Secretary Stan
ton and all tho other tyrants who act in
association with or uudcr him, in his and
their arbitrary acts
Men who approve such usurpations in
Government officers, do no less than assert
the authority of Gen. Grant or the Exec
utive to commit the outrages under abso
lute orders which we have mentioned
And no Abolitionist can deny that his
party have approved, and do advocate, the
commission of just such outrages and
atrocities as we have alledged.
Wox a iight. lhe war is over, but
Majr-General Prentiss of Illinois has won
a fight aided by his son. The two caught
a young man who kept forbidden company
with the General's daughter, in the streets of
Quincy, and thrashed him. The conquering
man of war was made to pay a fine of five
dollars for his victory.
TT . A VIT- 1
uji-AKWMiii.t. i. tv&snington paper
says President Johnson lately gave John Van
Buren a two hours' interview, and kept Gov.
Andrew of Massachusetts waiting all' that
time. That awful crime may be forgiven the
President in Heaven, but never can he hope
tor pardon for it in Massachusetts.
Just Like Him. It is said that Secretary
Stanton is having the skull of the late Mrs.
Surratt made into a drinking cup for his own
National Bank. It is reported that a Na
tional Bank is to be established at Portland.
Tn a late issue, the New York Times,
Xdmiiiistration orini, wiid:
A free press is the bulwark of liberty. A
Vee press in the grand conservator of the
ights of the iieonle. A free Dress mar be
riicrsitcs or I lysnes it may cm p and siiarl,
ir advise nnd direct. Within three months
the might of loval arms has emanciriateil it...
lies of tin; .South. It is free. V't reco--
nize tin? Jact. It can be as violent, virulent
noisome, malicious, incendiary, iiriiorutit.
bigoted and infernal as the chafed and un
tamed spirits of its tolerated directors may
The following paragraphs from other
hastcrn pupers, of subsequent dates, will
show how KinoiiLirlv "free" the i,rvU
South is, and how remarkably truthful
the Times statement was:
Jen. linger has issued the following order
susiiendlliir n newsDiiner liublislied nf Sillu.
bury: The publication of the Daily Union
Banner, Salisbury, X. (.'., will be Kusitended
until further orders, for the publication, on
the lltth day of July, tXt5, of thn following
paragraph, "which is in substance false: (Jen.
linger, (Jen. Howard, and (icnerals general
ly, are fulminating their peculiar views. If
these gentlemen are to fix the status of our
colored lellow -citizens ot African lrvii.
where then is the necessity of holding a Con'
vent ion? The same power that gives them
this right would entitle them to say what we
should do in every other relation in life.
They have already assumed the power to fay
what we shall drink and wear."
The Augusta (tin.) Kv cuing Transcript
was suppressed on account of the publication
of an obituary of a rebel soldier, who could
not help dying, und of whom a friend could
not help saying ti kind word.
Another eudence of the freedom of the
press is given in the military suppression of
uie .-News. uenucrMjn, ivy., ,y order of tl.
Samuel Johnson.- The News opposed tho
Palmer administration in K.-mo.liv ,.,..1
hence there is no ''freedom of .peech'rfor it.
MASS.U'Ilt SKTTSj Coxsistexcv. The
Constitution of Massachusetts contains the
following article, defining the
Art. XX. Xo person shall have the right
to vote, or Ik- eligible to office under the Con
stitution of this Commonwealth, who shall
not be able to read the Constitution in the
Knglish language, and writ his name.
JIassju-husetts declares that by 'all men
are created equal," is meant that all men
(negroes included) are entitled to equal
privileges in the Government and before
the law. Yet in her Constitution fdie pro
hibits from voting or holding office, not
only tluse who cannot read and write at
all. but also those who cannot read and
write the English language. In the face
of this the permits negroes to vote, and
insists that all of the ignorant and unedu
cated negroes of the South shall vote.
W ere her voting citizens created able to
read and write English? Are the non-
voters counted as equal under her Con
stitution and before the law with those
who do not vote and are eligible to office?
Should the illiterate native. white citiien.
or the adopted citizen who has not yet
mastered the English language, be pro
hibited from voting, while the ignorant
negro is permitted the right of suffrage ?
We wish some enlightened son of Massa
chusetts would inform us on these points.
To us the preaching and practice of that
old Puritan State appear violently incon
sistent. As .she has become the dictator
of all the States and of the Federal Gov
ernment, it is quite essential to ler.rn what
it is she would have done iu the land.
Bkanm.nu White Men. The Aboli
tionists used to howl terribly over their
own lies, that lacs were branded by their
owners, and talk of the monstrous barbar
ity of the thing. It ought to be consid
ered quite as bad to brand white men, we
suppose. If they think so, here is a
chance for them to clear their now rusty
throats with some more howls. In the
city of Xew York a court martial was late
ly held, and among the sentences pro
nounced were the followinjr:
Matt. Anderson, 3d U. S. Infantrv. sen-
tencpd to be branded with tho letter D.lentrtb
one inch and a half, etc.. etc.
Charles B. Harris, 11th V. S. Infantry,
sentenced to lie branded on the left hin with
tue letter u, lengtn uiree inclies.
We predict that nary a howl will these
sentences produce from Puritan throats.
The soldiers arc white.
It simply aims a blow at the " Johnson
movement'7 men in tho Democratic party.
.How now? Is not President Johnson
rooognized as the groat leader of the Abo
lition party by the Statesman 7 Whcu
did it throw him off? It used to be, and
wo believe is still, "treason" for anybody
to oppose " the living flesh and blood "
Administration, i. e.,the President, agree
ably to Abolition dogma. If the States
man opposes Johnson, will it not be guilty
of treason ? Our cotemporary had better
have a care he may yet have his own
"branding iron" applied to his own ''trai
torous" flesh. Andy is their dog, yet
they may not kick hiin, but must re-echo
his every hark. To he guilty of "treason"
is the alternative. Let us see how the
Statesman conducts itself.
Soldiers' Votes. The San Francisco
The Boldiera of Fort Point voted the Union
ticket to tho number of 203. One vote Mas
given for the Democratic ticket. The coun
try is still safe arojind Fort Point !
Yes, and we will warrant that that one
soldier who voted the Democratic ticket
has been severely punished for his manly
support of his own principles. " Loyal "
officers know how to compel soldiers to
vote the Abolition ticket. The " buck "
and " gag " are potent arguments to con
vince the privates with.
Another Wooles Mill. The subject of
a Woolen Factory for the country east of the
iisciwesj 10 oe located at Dalles Uity, is now
being agitated in that vicinity.
Appointment.- II. C Gillson, private
Secretary to Gov. Smith, has been appoint-
ovcrviary ot toauo.
DATES TOSEFT. 23.
Farther 1'niid. SVI. 2 . The Moiirvi:in frm
LiKTi"l tlu: I t til mid Lmel'iinlerry the 1 jtlt lists
A ini i tinjf nf the Atlantic TYlcjrni!i Company
iinnuiiiioiirly mli'trd the Iir ctnr' r-port ml
rnm'rinvntl v runclioiK l tin: now contract nui'k t'r
the nihV next yrnr. Th; in,Ktiimnf ruiniti;.' l
litiomi! ciipitiit was postponed t'.,r another meeting
on the 12th of Ootolicr.
The St. Lvgvr race wiib won hy the French horse
The tliflicnlty nri.'iiij? out of the exclusion in
Prusidii nf Hermans who had heciine Ainerienii
cili.eiiK, for non performance of rniMtiiry nervie
retiiinvl by the I'mwinn luw, continue l i x'-ile
attention in thnt country.
The Constitution imperatively r'iiiires every
ciilijeet of I'nissia to perform military Kcrvice, mi'l
the only way to relieve naturalize"! American eiii
zens from the ol.liiratioim which they arc eoniI
creil to fe under towards the laml of their hirth,
wotiM cause the conclusion of the tienty between
the fluted ptatef and Prussia to that effect. Hith
erto, sneh persons have generally been released
Iroin dut y to which they are Hiilijecteil, hut only
after a preat deal of trouble and want of special
regard for the tinted Mateo (loyeinment on its
representation, and not in yirtnc of their rights a
There was a treat disturbance at the exliibilion
of the Davenport I'rothor, iu Paris. They were
loudly hissed. The police cleared the room, and
returned the entrance money.
The London Times has nu editorial strongly de
nouncing the continental depredation of tht Shen
andoah, riii tr in the indignation of America
n-raint-t her. It snya Capt. Waddeil ig nctin-r on
his own responsibility, and unless be can clearly
show he had no knowledge of , what was known to
everybody else in the civilized world, be has no
claim to mercy. It adds, that the Knjrlish Gov
ernment has done nil that international law re
quire in the matter, nn-1 sujrscsts that she mijrht
under the circumstances do more, ami that the
ships of war should be instructed to treat the
Shenandoah a uny other pirate, und assirt the
Tutted States in stoppinz her outrages.. It trusts
tv. Jlciiiamin says th? chief cause ot tlic sutlcr-
injr was the course of the Federal Government in
relation to the exchange of prisoner". The Times
of the following day had a letter from several iiu
val offlctr denying Benjamin's statement.
Shrevcport, La.. Sept. The Provost' Mar
shal of the fricdraen arrested the Judge, Sheriff,
district Attorney and Jury of the Huh Judicial
IMstriet for trying negroes ou the charge of larce
ny. The Superintendent of Freodmen says juris
dietion over negroes during the existing condition
of the civil law' belongs exclusively to his bureau.
The Judge gave notice of an appeal.
Cholera Abating Pardons Granted.
Washington, 8-pt. 2:i. The U. Cousul at
Constantinople (dale Aug. 23.) reports an abat
UK'lil of the choicr.i since Lis. last. The Dumber
of deaths. Aug. t'lst. wa? 183. Heretofore it
teeJed 4,ti00 in a Muglc day.
Tho President granted lii'tcn pardons to-day;
nine to Virginians., including the yii'.e of Genera!
Ocn. Terry, Commander of the department of
Virginia, has just given the people of that State a
formidable example that martial law still prevails
ihcre, by the issuance of two orders making pro
vision f.r loyal men to rveovor the projierty con
fiscated by Ihe rebel Ooverutuent. and by putting
a top to all legal proceedings ins!iint-d againn!
national ofhVers for aets doue in the performance
f their official duties. Hereafter, while martial
law continues to prevail, the General announces
that any pers d connected with the institution of
suits of this character, will be arrested.
A meeting of the Board of llereut of Ihe Vir
ginia Military Iustitntc at Lexington, was heid on
Thursday last. (.Jen. Cost is Lee. son of K. E.
Lee, formerly a member of Jeff. Divis' staff, was
eleetcd fo the Pr jfeorshtp of M cbanic- and
Civil Engineering. M.ij. Bine, an-i' er re- .! offi
cer. wa chosen Professor of Natural Philosophy.
Nrw York, Sept. So Dr. John K. Woods," of
AlWrtuarle county, ha withdrawn from the Con
gressional canvass alleging that be cannot take
ti e oath: remaining contestant are A. H. Stew
art, who cannot take the oath, a:sd J. P. Lewis,
who can. S uitball has withdrawn iu thj Prince
Edward's District, becaus; he cuuld not swallow
thi oalh. U. John-tun will continue in the field.
New York, Sept. 23. The Vfurl 1 l.as a Jvicis
from Chihuahua, dated July 31st. that luy Juarez
rausc is dead. If Juarez was ub'.r; t- guttler into
one camp all lhe tro -- 'ait a4 knowledge his au
thority, h would not have more than 10.009 men,
and could not s!ect, from all that number, two
thoroughly organized regiments. All tha wealth
aud intelligence of Mexico are etilis'-id upon the
side of Maximilian. There is do portion of the
country which the Imperialists might not safely
and successfully enter.
Camels on the Plains.
New York, Sept. 26. An t.verlsnd camel com
pany has been organized in this city, with the t-b-jeet
of importing to this country and using upon
the Western Plains next summer a large number
DATES TO SEPTEMBER 28.
New York Sept. 26. By the arrival of a vessel
at ?ew London, from the Arctic Ocean, advices
have been received from Capt. C. II. Hall, the ex
plorer, lie left tbe I'nited States in l(i!. under
the patronage of Henry tirinne!!. Hull's letters
were expressed one hundred and fifty miles over
the ice on dog pledges till they reached the open
sea. He has obtained much valuable information
regarding the Franklin Expedition. Hall expects
to spend most of his time iu Prince William's Laud
and Bothea to Felix Peninsula, and desires a ves
sel shall be sent iu the spring of 186? to bring him
North Carolina Election.
Xcw York, Sept 2(5. The Tribune's letfer from
Raleigh, 21st, savs the election of delegates tu the
State Convention to-day, as far as heard from, is
unusually quiet. Throughout tbe State, under or
ders of Hen. Rogers, no soldiers are permitted to
leave camp or come near the polls during the day
itunut special permission, and same applied tu
Kx.icigb has been as quiet as on a Sabbath.
Everything has gone one way. All the candidates
elected in Wake, Guilford and Granville counties
went before tbe people and avowed themselves op
posed to negro stiflrage, and all except'one were
pledged against even leaving the black man the
right to testify in the courts, i be election is un
doubtedly a triumph of professed conservatism.
Tho Sentnckiani and Slavery.
Louisville, Sept, 2(5. The Union press an
nounce the indictment of Maj.-Gen. Palmer and
Brig.-Gcn. Bristddn for abducting slaves and
oth erwise interfering with tbe slave laws of Ken
tucky. It suggests that if the President upholds
the Generals bo should by all means be indicted
by one of our enlightened and patriotio grand-
State Constitution Adopted in Colorado.
St. Louis. Sept. 26. Incomplete returns from
Colorado Territory indicate the adoption of the
State Constitution by a very large majority. The
clause authorising negro suffrage is defeated.
DATES TO SEPTEMBER 29.
Tho Alabama Convention Confederate
Montgomery, Alabama. Sept. 2f. The Alab ma
State Convention to-day debated the election ordi
nance, and finally agreed that all State elections
should bo left to the people, and that the first elec
tion should take place on tho first Monday in No
vember. Washington, Sept. 29. The President has been
informed by telogruph that tbe Alabama Conven
tion, by a vote of 60 to 19, passed an ordinance
providing tbat all debts created by the State ol
Alabama iu the late war, directly or indirectly, are
void, and that the general assembly of tbe State
shall have no authori;y, and are forbiddcj to ratify
the same-or to assume to provide for the payment
of tbe same, or any part thereof; and the general
assembly in the State ball have no authority, and
are forbidden to assume or make any provision for
the payment of any portion of the debts contracted
directly or indirectly by the Confederate States,
its agents or authority. Tbe Convention also de
cided by a vote of 61 to 25, to submit tbe amend
ments of the Constitution to the popular vote. A
dispatch has also been received by the President
announcing the foregoing action by tbe South Car
Cincinnati, Sept. 28. While Gen. Grant was
returning from Indianapolis at an early hour yes-
terday morning, a switch at tbe end of a curve at
Guilford having been turned intentionally, the car
which tit Geueral was in was thrown from tbe
mat instruction!! to mis enect win niso uc given i"cote was taken on the proposition to make the basi
the British commanders in the Pacific. f representation of the State rest upon the
The Times publishes a "letter fr un es -Secretary wh ile iH-op'e irrespective of color. It was rc
Bcnjamiu, denying that the rebel Government j0, ted by a large majority, leaving the clause as
treated the Federal prisoners with cruelty, and reported by ti e coinmittce. making the white pop
vindicating Jeff. D4vis from charges of inhuman!- ulation alone the basis of representation.
track nnd flrnjrifcd for Home distance. No one ira."
iuiured. About the mine time a train on tl c Ohio
and Mississippi railroad, carrying Oeii. Sherman,
was thrown from Ihc Hack ea-t of I.awrenccburj;.
No one was Injun d.
Troora Mustered Out Kentucky to 6e
xteuc vcu uviu Hiuiiai law.
New York, Sept. 2!!. The Herald's special sa.v
the Fourth New York Heavy Artillery, lirevct
Maj.-lien. Tidball comuiniidinj.'. ban been nius-
t'-red out. The S ml Ibmy Artillery will foil-
in a few days, having only a few regular batteries
in defences Miulh of 111.' Potomac. The President
is said to have promised (fovcruor inimlitle that
Krtitu- ky should be at once relieved from murtial
law. The r -movnl of Oen. Palmer from com :nand
i said also to have been determined on. Hit suc
cessor i not named.
Demands for Damages against Foreign
uovernments to do rrosecutca.
New York, S;pt. 29. The Times' rpecia! says
the State Department has given notice that citizens
of ihc United Stales hav ing claims against foreign j
governments not founded on contracts which mav i
have originated mice flic t't of February, lf:!,
will, without nnnecessarv delay, forward to th
Ilcpnrtmetit rtatcuientu of the same nnder oath.
accompanied by rojer proof, linlcrtlijsnot.ee,;
parties who have sttficrcd from depredations of the
rebel vessels Alabama, Shenandoah, etc.. fitted out
in English ports, can file claims iu Ihc State De
partment and thus demand, and it is believed, re
ceive damages from the Knglish Government.
The notice is intended alo to include those who
have suffered from rebel raids npon the frontier of
Canada. The Secretary of 'State ha taken the
matter in hand, and intends to prosecute it vigor
ous y to a euecessful issue.
DATES TO SEPTEMBER 30.
The New South Carolina Constitution.
New York. Sept. 27. Charleston papers ol the
2'bl arereeeived. The following is the anti-slavery
clause of the Constitution as adopted by ths Con
vention by a vote of 'IS to S. The slaves in South
Carolina having been definitely emancipated by the
action of the United Slates, no slavery or involun
tary servitude, except for punishment for crimes
whereof the party shall have been duly convicted,
shall ever be rc-eslabli-hed in this Stale. The or
dinance to repeal the ordinance of .secession was
then ratified. At tlic session on September 22A a
A corrcsond nf of the Charleston Courier, writ
ing from Sumter, says: Tbe late struggl- h:is nn
iiestionably entailed upon us and our l - er-ty a
long train of evils. AVc arc upon th.; thre bold of
penal exieriericc which will Ik- protracted i:.to com
The loss of public records may be classed among
the a!mo-t irr- parable disasters. In this particu
lar South Carolina has pr lit!? suffered. T: e
Plate records and papers of importance have gone
fer. vi r. Some districts in Clarendon, for example,
had the entire contents of the district office de
stroyed ; wills. lc?d. judgments and decrees have
disapitearcd in ti e fl.mes of war.
Xew York, Sept. 29. A Washington letter say.-:
In reference to the admission of Southern Repre
sentatives in Congress all I the negro suffrage quca- j
tioti, negouaiioiis are on Mot lo tac ciieci mat it
thj Southern St ites will ad-pt laws coiiicrring tbe
right of suti rage on tnak- without disttuctin ot
c I r, who can read and write, the Southern Rep-
retntatives shall be admitted.
Washington. S.pt. 2..-Utters from tbe I'ttited
s ,i i?.,..,.i., i,.i j..-i k .,,
! savs: The Asiatic cholera has made its appearance i ( a'tI?- The police then retained possessi. n of tbe.
S in'the Adriatic and on the Italian pellicula. At j V"; Tl c.e a m. information as to the eaase
!ih,-ii.nc of writii... tl.e ,l...e,(. l, ;i ,,.1 .... t joftbe iznre. but there arc mm-rs of concealed
spreading in all dinctioris.
. , " ,,
CWin Surrenders Himself.
The Tribune's special dispatch says a telegram
was received by 'the Picsideut to-day from (ienerai
Witjul. commanding in Texas, stating ihat ex -
Senator ('win. and ei-Governt-r Clark of Mis. ari,
had eros.-e 1 t-e Rio Gr.mdj and surrendered them-
Selves for tiie iinrpose of apph ing for pardon.
Nearly Ten Tfaonsand Pardona Granted.
The Timjs special dispatch savs
Tl. Ii i
has cleared bis dc?k of ail pardon
having gran;ed nearly ten thousand pardons wi;hia
the past ti-.rce davs. IiisH.ction of the lists sh
th-' names to the twenty thousand dollar esc ption,
wilh very few persons of jKilitical pri-minence.
Among them is ex-Sen:.tor Badger, of North Car
lina, ex-f 'ongressman M. C (Jnecn. of South Caro
lina. I'ancan McRse, formerly (Vloo-1 iu the rebel
army and aiterward cttcn agci:t iu Enrofe.
Xashrille, Sept 27. A gang of thirty or forty
guerillas, mar rpricgfleld, H :binson county, yes-
tcrdi'.j. Coniincnced inditer-niinate robbtrw-s audi
mnrders tiiion the inhahitan: of tbat l--ea!ity.
Tb'-mas J. Pync was killed, his house r.-bled and !
family outraged nt Adams station en the Kentucky
road. They plundered everybody tfcey caaght.
New Vork. Sept. 27. Tbe Herald has a Utter
from llnblin. of the Hth, which savs: Tbe national
excitement pnxluced in Ireland by reports of a
mlen.lcil invasion by armed hands, or an army of:
American citizens from the Untied States, extends i
everyday. SincJ f he close of. the harvest season
iu the last day? of July and the commencement of
August, we have visited the chief cities iu the
Provinces of Minister and Connaught, and institu
ted inquiries as .... how far the peasantry mibt be
exeiiel to e-i-op. rate with their tra:is-Atlan:ie
brethren. The result of the investieation is thati
the Fenians are in almost cverv portion of this Is
land now. but that there i no universal turnout for
such purposes. Men under instructions of time
and place meet to the number of from four to fire 1
hundred. Musters are held in places almost inac- i
ccssible to the police and without their gatherings
being discovered, hence few arrests have been made, j
Drills are held in the neighborhood of the mountain !
ranges of Tipperary, Limerick or Cork. I have i
had no means to ascertain with accuracy tbe num. '
her of enrolled men in the Irish branch of Fenian
ism, but as far as I have been informed they do not !
fall short of 1 jO.OOO. The writer then enumerates
the means of repression in Dublin, Cork, Limerick,
Belfast, Londonderry and all other Important points
held by regular troops, militia, police or artillery.
A frigate with some iunboats. from Bombay, lies
on the southwest coast from the desolate shores .f
Connemara, west of the Bay of Galway. The Brit
ish force on tbe Island might be numbered, in the
way of the troops of the line and heavy infautry.
95 regiments of veterans, armed constables, and
police armed and drilled, 2.200.
More Testimony against Wirt.
The Herald's special dispatch says : Gen. Baker
has lately come into possession of letters from the
Adjutant s office at Andcrsonvule. together with
files of documents and orders, which shed a great
deal of new light upon tbe management of that in
famous don and fixed the paternity of many brutal
orders beyond dispute, by letter-press copies of the
originals. These documents which have been un
earthed only after a long and untiring search have
been tnrned oyer to the Judge Advocate, in which
case tbe trial will lie conducted by him, the evi
dence for tbe prosecution being re-opened for that
The complicity of high rebel officials in the pris
on atrocities bids fair to become known from evi
dence furnished by themselves.
Reorganization in Florida.
New York. October 2. Tbe Times Jacksonville.
Fla., correspondent has the following: The pro
gress toward reorganzation nnder the administra
tion of Gov. Martin, is satisfactory and favorable
to the Union cause- Several colonics fur Brazil
have been started by tho disappointed nobility in
various localities in the State, but as they gain ad
ditional assurance that they are not to be punished
forthuir treason, they become gradually reconciled
and eonclude to remain. Great ignorance prevails
among the poorer classes of the South. In Flori
da, many of the people even now, are made to be
lieve tbat Kirby Smith is at the head of a con
quering host and coming to their relief against the
defeated Yankees. It is also reported that many
negroes, hired ostensibly, to get out timber, etc..
on the Gulf coast, have been taken on board of
vessels and run over to Cuba as slaves. There are
about six thousand troops in the State, mostly col
ored. They are scattered in small parties at all
points, constituting a guard against violence and
bloodshed. Many of the planters are desirous of
renting their plantations to Northern men. The
-otton in the State is (which was surrendered) be
ing forwarded to market It is mostly long staple.
Over six thousand bales have been' shipped from
this port. There is much more here and on the way.
Providence, R. I., O t. . Rev. Francis Way
land, fotmore than twenty-eight years President
of Brown University, was prostrated by a paralytic
stroKe on. iuesuay last ana aiea on Saturday, aged
DATES TO OCTOBER 2.
New York, Oct. 2. Advices from Charleston to
Sent. 29th sav the South Carolina Convention nn.
led the Constitution with some slight amendments
on me zoiq, ana aajournea tne next aay. uy Uie
Constitution, the right of voting is given to every
white man of fnll age, who has been two years a
citizen of the State and wh- is not a pauper, nor
now a commissioned officer or priva'e soldier in
Ihe army. mr nsenmen, nor a marine of th navy
or I he United CTV metidimsnt iutro.
dticcd to cotif. rTfr-ight to vcte opon Kurepeaii
immigrant who deferred becoming i-ith-cn, tw
years previous to the day of election. nil j,t
sid. d Fix iii'nihi in an e'ec Ion dislrfct yh'g
election of i verie r and i.nutenarlt Ooyemor will
be held in coi junction with h- t.encral Axn-rablr
on Ihc third Wcdi esday of tit preeot month A
paper was signed l.yiU H e member of U 'fon
rcotson to induce DVV 4. I- Orr to nnDe
hims-lf as a can.iidtfjfr ti"VerDor. He cnan-c-
iHc-ntfl o wi'1 CS rom (nation.
tort. ?. Jeff. Kavis imn-,.
dnv under a strong guar i, ir in i:js esiittl pj.-Um
on to quarters assigned him in Carroll H,).
New York, Oct. 2. A dispatch from gwai,
ef Sept. 27th. M. 1. 1 he (ieorgia PtaJe Coo otmii
l,n. unanimously adopted an ordinaaw dteSaHng
the net of scciMii-n void. -
Washington, Oct 2. I.eo Pop Waflccrfrrt
rebel Secretary of r, is very aenve in preMj
hi claims f-r par
nrdon. JIC nan an mterriew with
the President to-day. . ,
The office ( Provost ..far-al of Fairfax eoonty,
Va.. opposite VI afdnngtun, tiaf. hten almlu.lwd ,r
the first, time since the evacuation of JManawM by
Hiebmond. Oct. 2 icn. Jerry ny a general or
der has designated nine m. rain fa of the City Cotln-
il and i.ii c Aldermen, being a majority of tbe
body elected in Jnly. wlio imit uc ptratted to
Oitalilv and organize or io i"ivk vi enet-
ini' fTicirs to condnct fle congressional election
which takes place Oct. 12. Christian and Doug
lass in the first district nave witnarawtf frorOi
con fc-t for Congress. ' -if"
Kcw York, Oct. Z A private letter f1om m
prominent official at Houston, Texas, sayt of 8i
tnry operations in that qHnrter The army is
changed into an immense Sheriff's potse 'bat me;
.Tavhfiwkers. In fnrt H "r dtr- are the most
inglorious, only troops cnoa-gn toing left to Uk
care of tbe nerroes. Everybody is getting anx
ious rT wn in Mexio or elscwkere. - - -
Maximilian's Consul in this ity baa Bade ptrb
Pe a tmc.-imatin of I is G vin invar, xpav'atarj;
President .Tnnrcr and all I is d.ids, declaring of
ei nrso that it will not be Leld responsible for hi
con t rafts.
Atchison. Eara. Oct. 2. Holliday's Overland
marl ronte is entire'y free trim IndUfbt The
fv."cs are arr'winr n fast t me, six day from
Colorado, e'even days from I'tah, tl.'irtteri frbm '
5 vnda. fiftc-n from Idaho and Montana, and
cichteon fr"m California. ' "Z.
Ha-tf"-rd, Conn., O- t. 2 Sufficient retorwubave
hen r c;-iv d to i-h w ttie majority gainst 4bo
Constitutional Am ndmei.i to be several thousand.
Tiurry-ihjree' twi s rive 2,81 agaaist tbe a lb end
in u .
P.iiladc'pM:!, Octobsr 2. Quite a sensation was
produc.-.l ut S(. M-rk' Epi.-e-pal f hurch here yes-
iicrilav by the blip urate - of the Key. Dr. WDnet;
in the Cinr- t-. l'r. Wrtn- r was pastor of the
Ci.oieh 1 fine the war, bat i is. s. r sli prod vitita
induced b.tn to 1. aT j and go South with a !arg
amount f bagga :k vi h cb was detained ky the tiox
vruBieut at It. M nr.. Ti;c I et t appea.-vd-in,
( loirch 1 1 a-si-t iu ceklicarin Ji. iy Cuairaaulou
service. Ti.is was u Mgnal for a large portion of
;bc congregation to levo cl..r' h in aii-jjiiat.:
On Friday evenitu-, the 15'., in Dublin, a Iar;
frce of p.dic proc edtd f r m tl e Castle to Par-
i iiamcnt stri ct, where tl-ey d-vidcl in two parties,
).. tith'r end of the Mr C. S -mc -debetirew
j then krock-d at t! e door -f the p iptr called the
j lr;sh Peoi.le, an a!!- -ed Fenian organ, and were
refused am:s.i..n. The pi lice then broke open
door and t-wk possession of the premises and
! w. Ire -r fifteen prison. r, who art Mdd
not to be eomporitors, and conveyed tbcra t tbe
j arms and di-cuments wii'i ibe names of tbe lettdew.
! These rcp -rts are not generally credited. TLe po-
i,ett kej.t the -tre t clear and t! ere was no distarb-
' ane The Irish P ople is a w- ekly journal and it
! was al ut to be pr.bl:j"fced that evening.
! The T ines' Amer'cn c rrcspotdent represents
" that tbe Fenians ift America w-rc collecting large
j funds, sending money to Ireland and spending
' money iu America to aid in the purchase of arms.
I'u,'iin tCr ,rrcrt5f
"r" f I"- ijvra wire issuni 10 iq
I , K,. h M in r,nn.c. ; ..r
- em hv ,,ie ".,,". . .- ' -
was also stationed iu each telegraph office for tbe
purpose of stopping
any messages rt fating to
Qneenstowrt, gcp. 17. Tbe Irish police eoot
errtst Pcniiins. The number of prisoners jr
ABi' Bj otiu rs. is a p. rson said to be eap-
. - :- l . . , .
niw in mc .Tonri an army, in woofe posse SSI "B
documents and uniforms were found. Oa Sendiv
afternoon the priscner? escorted by a m. .anted p
lie?. were taken to ti e police court to undergo ex
amination. Tbe mob bca'tily cheered tbe prVn.
ers bt made no attempt tv rescne them. Tbe
Privy Council is said to be siftiag to di-termim
what course the authorities should take ia the
proseention and yertence of tbe arrested pari tea.
t treat excitement prwails in Dublin, and arrests
are being made in other parts of Ireland. ,
rfj. r l-o-.nt, U.t. 2. fly arrivals from Liver-
i pool and Londonderry, with dates to Se t. Ki
alri.es e-m of co .tinui-d trouble about tbo
lemans. 'Arrests have be n made in Ensland and.
Ireland, and a reward of 1,000 is off-red for the.
arrest of James "Stewart, who ws aid-de-eamp to
Smith O'Brien in the rebellion of 1S4S.
An American officer was arrested at Qncensrown
on tne arrival ot tpe tity of L,imeriek. He tarns
out to be a Federal and not & Confederate captain,
named McCafferty. A number of Fenian iwr.
meats of an incendiary character were discovered
in bis possession with evidence tbat he is connect
ed with the movement. The arms of Brie.-G.
Gle.ison, U. S. Army, who was also a passenger
the City of Limerick, was taken from him. . The
Morning Pwt editt ria.lv asserts that tbe American
Government was strongly opposed to the Fenians,
and would do all in its power to defeat tbem. It
says President Johnson and Mr. Seward era aai
jnafed by the most fiiendiy sentiments toward
England, and that the latter tsa. eummonieatad
ihe Fenian movements to the BriiL-h Cabinet.
General News. '
The Perb ane Eagle of th li:h annoaaeesa.
Frit sh fleet off Cape Clear. Some ves-l
hovering aiouiid the coast t , t s gr a. eons eraa-
nou oi mc p.-opie, wa .. a wevr, weie -:ibe.I on
he:ring t:iey were tbe Qn.ens ships. T- e Eagle
says now mat Help is at tiaud in the eveutof a
Fenian invasion, tnose inclined to sympathize With
the rebels are rather di-h artencd.
A correspondent of the London Times, at Biahtt.
notes the dit-covtry of a reported plot against the
Empeiter ciiher on the way to San Senatia or oa
the return to Biahtz. The parties concerned in it
weire aliens, including the brother or cousin of Or
sini. Precautionary- meamtrc were taken, and
tiie Queen of Spain insisted en aci ompacyiDg tha
Emperor aud Empress to tbe railn ad station, not
withstanding it was night, iu order that shj might
share any risk run by her guests.
The eiiotcra has increased so mncb at Marseille
that the Mayor summoned a meeting of physicians
to adopt UKasuns v( relief.
Pacific Coast Dispatches. '
San Francisco, Oct. 5. The Fenians are havina
a lrge meeting at Union 11-11 this evening. Mock
SAW FRANCISCO JSIAEIETS,
San Francisco, 0: t.4. Butter sales 375 firl iaa
vin Isthmus, part at 37Je for western and 40e lor
New York State, mark. t firm. Coal Oil -viae
the establishment of the Entente Cordiale, alia led
to yesterday, the market hag become firm, with
sales of 50 cases of Downer's at $1,57 200 ditto.
Dcvoe's at $1.66, thirty day credit CodfisV-,
free sales of 0-hotb dry at 15e. Dried Annie
further sales of -100 hlf-bhls. new crop, Boston
ex-ship, at 14c. Molasses market arwt, Hawai
ian is quotable at 30c : for invoice lota with job
bing sales at ..2ic. Mackeral sales from atom r
100 kits No. I at $2,M: and U hlf-bbls Tat $95
Susar the market seems to harden, sales of 30a
and 400 bbls crushed of local refineries at
also 250 do New York crushed at 116 latter
on short time ; of raw Hawaiian sold 50 half tbla
at ll12c. Flour the improvement in wkeat
has strengthened the flour market and standard
brands advaneed ; there is a brisk demand sartM
ularly for superfine which is wanted fur'exrVTT
sales of extra at $6.50 -p bbl. and $6,75 or .Z!
and superfine at $66.25 without side brands i
isolated cases at a fraction under these Bfr-ea
Wheat the market is very firm, and higher ItI
are paid for strictly prime lots, which are wanted
in part, for investment; sales since our last.
8,700 sks, including 3,000 to arrive. J
I 90 for No. 2, and $1.9211,97 for Not f fo,
small lot of extra choice $2 100 lbs was W
nnder a contingency. Barlev ti, ;
free movement in prime, hut inferior is flat" w
fcmce our last add up 6 000 ska at 85fl-0 fnr1Z
. i,vwtgii,uzj & 100 lb, ft-
b re win sr. Oats sales of 1,500 sacks at $1 nrsT
$1,52 100 las for ordinal to p?u, J
rather slow, salts range all the way from R5c fi
infenor to $1.25 $ 100 lbs for ohoioe. Hides-!!
sales for the week 2,500 dry at 13,!!. XZl
latter price for selected butchers. WeoU-smU. fe.
and I0e12je for hurry, and 30,009 lbs SpriaS
clip part 20c, remainder private.